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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Albemarle price increases for select brominated products

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that effective January 1, 2017, or as contracts allow, it will increase the price of select brominated flame retardants and bromine derivatives by 5%.This increase is necessary to support continued investment in product quality, reliability, development,...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
SK, Sinopec agree to scrap butanediol venture plan

South Korea's SK Group said Wednesday that it has agreed with a Chinese chemicals maker to scrap their plan to establish a joint venture to produce butanediol, a key material used to make synthetic fibers.In 2013, SK Global Chemical and Sinopec announced a plan to invest some 680 billion won (US$580 million) in the construction of the plant in the...

Company name: Sinopec
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products:1,4-Butanediol (BDO): + 50 EUR/mtTetrahydrofuran (THF): + 75 EUR/mtPolytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF ): + 100EUR/mtN-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP): + 75 EUR/mtGamma Butyrolactone (GBL): + 75 EUR/mtPolybutylene...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
BASF increases prices for Neopentylglycol, Trimethylolpropane and 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

BASF is increasing the prices of the following polyalcohols with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit in Europe:Neopentylglycol (NPG): +130 Euro/mtTrimethylolpropane (TMP): +130 Euro/mt1,6-Hexanediol (HDO): +200 Euro/mtNeopentylglycol (NPG) is a high-quality intermediate used, for example, to produce polyester resins for coatings,...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Green Biologics Receives USDA Certification

Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, announced that its high-purity biobased n-butanol and acetone have received official certification under the USDA BioPreferred program. The products are now certified as 100% biobased and are marketed under the BioPure...

Company name: Green Biologics
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
India Initiated Anti-dumping Investigations on Toluene Diisocyanate

India, which is increasingly resorting to trade protectionism these days, has launched an anti-dumping investigation into toluene diisocyanate imported from China, Japan and South Korea.Toluene diisocyanate, which is a raw material for polyurethane, is used in the production of insulating construction materials, car seats, rubber adhesives, fabric...

Company name:
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube Debuts New Thermal Interface and Resin Solutions at LED Expo India

Electrolube, the established global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, will launch the newest encapsulation resin systems and thermal management materials for India's LED manufacturers at this year's LED Expo, held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, from 2-4 December.Electrolube's new innovations meet the ever increasing demands of the rapidly...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday November 29th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Field Notes: The Land Down Under

Michael Vargo is just back from a long, successful trip to meet with clients in Australia and New Zealand. He shares before and after photos of this public ocean pool at Bronte Beach in the Sydney suburbs.How amazing is this pool? Before this, however, the pool was drained for resurfacing.According to Michael, "When they drained it, they had water...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Tuesday November 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Testing Firm Opens Dedicated Coatings Center

A materials and product qualification testing provider based in the United Kingdom is expanding its coatings testing services with a facility offering enhanced offerings to the oil, gas and power generation sectors.Element Materials Technology, headquartered in London, announced last week the launch of its Coatings Center of Technical Excellence at...

Company name: Element Materials Technology
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
SSPC Takes Expertise to Saudi Arabia

The Society for Protective Coatings journeyed to Saudi Arabia late last month to discuss coatings and corrosion challenges with employees and management of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, commonly known as Saudi Aramco.Beginning on Oct. 31, SSPC Executive Director Bill Worms, Director of Technical Services Michael Damiano and Director of Business...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
BASF to offer tailor-made product innovation at European Coatings Show

At the European Coatings Show 2017 (ECS), which is going to take place in Nuremberg from April 4 to 6, BASF experts and specialists from BTC, the distribution organization of BASF, will present new raw materials for the coatings, paint and construction industries at booth 523 in hall 7A. The broad range of products offered by BASF includes...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday December 01st, 2016

 
British Coatings Federation celebrates awards dinner 2016

For the seventh consecutive year, records were set at the British Coatings Federation (BCF) awards dinner in Manchester. Nearly 140 guests gathered to celebrate success in the coatings industry, with 31 shortlisted entries from 25 manufacturers. The evening's winners included Sherwin-Williams whose Protective & Marine and UK Coatings divisions each...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Record Attendance at BCF Awards

For the seventh consecutive year, records were set at the British Coatings Federation (BCF) awards dinner held on November 24 in Manchester. Nearly 140 guests gathered to celebrate success in the UK coatings industry, with 31 shortlisted entries from 25 different manufacturers.The evening's winners included Sherwin-Williams, whose Protective &...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Sunday December 04th, 2016

 
BASF receives the German Federal Ecodesign Award for Cool Coatings

BASF's Coatings division has won the German Federal Ecodesign Award. The jury was convinced by the "Cool Coatings" automotive coating technology's innovative approach and its sophisticated design, which enables a broad color range. BASF's Cool Coatings reflect infrared light and in so doing, reduce the temperature on the automotive surface and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
COSCO Europe shows dramatic reduction in fuel costs and emissions with selected Hull Performance...

In the four years since its coating with Jotun's Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) system, COSCO Europe has reached new heights of efficiency, cost control and environmental performance. Figures released by Jotun today show that the 2008-built, 10,062 TEU container ship has sliced fuel costs by USD 4.5 million and reduced C​O₂ emissions...

Company name: Jotun
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Industry leader in polyurea technology releases new minimal odor, low VOC concrete repair product.

VersaFlex Incorporated , a leading supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products is proud to announce Quick Mender X.O. Concrete Repair Polymer. Quick Mender X.O. is a specially formulated rapid concrete repair product perfect for interior and confined spaces.VersaFlex Quick Mender X.O. is among the most...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
CUFCA Continuing Education: Spray Foam Insulation Types & Applications for Code Compliance

CUFCA is offering a 1 hour continuing education program for architects. This one-hour presentation will begin with the history of spray foam use in Canada, the third party Licensing Requirements of Certified Installers, spray foam product types, and typical assembly details. Model Specifications will be reviewed for the various spray foam types...

Company name: The Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
Lapolla Industries Introduces WALL-LOK Exterior Elastomeric Wall Coating for Waterproofing

Lapolla Industries, Inc., the global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient building products, today announced the launch of WALL-LOK exterior elastomeric wall coating for waterproofing. A preventative exterior maintenance product for commercial structures, WALL-LOK is a coating solution that acts as both an effective...

Company name: Lapolla
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PRIMER COATING
PPG eco-friendly wash primer coatings system chosen by LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines (Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) has chosen a new chrome-free aerospace primer coatings system by PPG (NYSE:PPG) for corrosion resistance because it is eco-friendly and a preferred PPG topcoat for superior gloss and shine to repaint three Embraer E175 jets and a 737-400 airplane.High-solids DESOPRIME 7065 chrome-free polyurethane...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Jotun Paints inaugurates new factory in Oman

Jotun Paints has inaugurated its new factory in Oman. Built over an area of 60,000 square meters, it has a production capacity of 50 million litres of paint per year and is equipped to fulfill market needs for the next 15 to 20 years.The state-of-the art facility in Rusayl Industrial Estate, which will house multiple departments such as production,...

Company name: Jotun Paints
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
FDA Compliant Epoxy and Urethane Adhesives

Epoxies, Etc. features many products considered safe for food contact. Epoxy and urethane adhesives, sealants and potting compounds that are formulated to meet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations of Title 21 CFR 175.105 and 175.300 are permitted for use in indirect food contact applications.Some examples of the applications where...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Thursday December 01st, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Arkema completes acquisition of Den Braven

Arkema completed the acquisition of Den Braven, a leader in high performance sealants for insulation and construction in Europe, on 1st December. With this strong value-creating acquisition, Arkema confirms its long-term ambition for Bostik, and actively pursues the development of its High Performance Materials division.Den Braven offers an...

Company name: Den Braven
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane materials obtain abZ certification

With immediate effect, the national technical approval (abZ) from the Deutsches Institut fur Bautechnik (DIBt - German Institute for Building Technology) confirms the quality of the PU materials Sylomer and Sylodyn from Getzner. Designed to provide vibration protection in buildings, the materials now also satisfy official state-of-the-art...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Molded Dimensions - What We Do

Molded Dimensions, Inc. molds custom engineered rubber and cast polyurethane parts, as well as provides molded product from worldwide manufacturers through our GlocalSource business unit.One of MDI's greatest strengths is versatility. In our world, versatility comes in many shapes and forms including:Manufacturing LocationMDI molds both rubber and...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Thursday December 01st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
A Home Improvement Solution that Delivers ROI Year Over Year

When it comes to home improvement projects many Canadians think of renovations, painting and decor; and while these are sure to improve the look of your home, you may be overlooking a step that can add tremendous comfort to your home.Spray foam insulation is a modern insulation material that insulates and air seals where it is applied, translating...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Faurecia and Borgward Group form strategic automotive seating joint-venture

The joint-venture - Borgward Faurecia Auto Systems Co., Ltd. - will develop and produce automotive seats at a new plant with some 800 employees located in Tianjin, China. Faurecia holds 51 % of the joint-venture, Borgward Group AG 46% and Borgward Automotive (China) Co., Ltd. 3%. The plant will develop and produce the full range of automotive...

Company name: Faurecia
Published On: Thursday December 01st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> CAR INTERIORS
Ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey pens letter to GM; calls for use of more polyurethane in car interiors

British singer-songwriter Morrissey might have inadvertently made a plug for more use of plastics in cars when he called on GM to offer 'vegan leather' instead of cowhide interiors for its 'eco-friendly' Chevrolet Volt and Bolt models before a concert planned for Detroit on Wednesday this week that was subsequently postponed on account of the ill...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
Xfit Brands, Inc. Completes First Major Enviroturf Sports Surface Installation

XFit Brands, Inc., a global supplier of Fitness, Sports Surface, and MMA equipment sold worldwide whose brands include Throwdown, Transformations, EnviroTurf and GlideBoxx, today announced that it has completed its first installation of an EnviroTurf Sports Surface, shortly after the acquisition in October of this year.The EnviroTurf brand, which...

Company name: Environmental Turf Services
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> PIPELINE PIG
Pigs Unlimited expands for the future

In July Pigs Unlimited started construction on a new 5,575 m2 facility in Tomball, Texas, to keep up with demand for its products, which are being used on projects such as the Dakota Access Pipeline.Pigs Unlimited has started construction on a new purpose built facility, which features state-of-the-art chemical processing technology that will...

Company name: Pigs Unlimited International
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> SCREENS
ASGCO releases cast urethane screen wear products

The harsh demands of the quarry and aggregate industry can cause serious damage to vibratory screens. To prevent abusive material and conditions from hindering the productivity of quarry operations, ASGCO has expanded the use of its cast urethane products to include screen wear parts.Rubber compounds that are compounded to 90 or 95A durometer have...

Company name: ASGCO
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
New permanently antistatic Food A range suction and transport hose is 100% FOOD-compatible

Particularly stringent requirements apply to any materials used by the food and pharma industries. Even hoses and other connections must conform to strict regulations and guidelines with regard to their quality, hygiene, abrasion resistance, flexibility and resilience.Specializing in such applications, Masterflex has specifically developed a new...

Company name: Masterflex
Published On: Thursday December 01st, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Update: Fire at the North Harbor in Ludwigshafen

On Monday, October 17, 2016, there was an explosion and subsequent fires at the North Harbor at BASF's site in Ludwigshafen. Two employees of the BASF fire department and an employee of a tanker which was anchored in the harbor died in the accident. Another employee of the BASF fire department who was severely injured in the explosion died on...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
Royal Inauguration Celebrates Success of Sadara Chemical Company

Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), was inaugurated by His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, representing the strategic significance of Sadara to the country's growth and economic diversification strategy...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
EU resumes investigation into merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont

EU antitrust regulators have resumed their investigation into the $130 billion (EUR 122 billion) merger of U.S. chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont after the companies provided key data.The European Commission, which halted its scrutiny in early September, will now decide by February 6, 2017 whether to approve the deal.Maintaining...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Huntsman Showcases Innovation at Advanced Technology Center in The Woodlands

Huntsman's Advanced Technology Center (HATC) in the Woodlands, Texas, is one of about a dozen of the company's world-class research and development (R&D) and technology facilities around the globe. On Oct. 25, Huntsman held a Technology Showcase at HATC for elected officials and community influencers. Attendees participated in behind-the-scenes...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Wembly Enterprises buys polymer coater Bradford Industries

Wembly Enterprises, led by Sunil and Jay Kumar, has acquired Bradford Industries Inc, a Lowell (Massachusetts, USA) based producer of coated fabrics & textiles, for an undisclosed amount. Bradford Industries produces coated fabrics and synthetic leathers for the automotive industry as well as other consumer and industrial markets. "Bradford has...

Company name: Bradford Industries
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
RAMPF receives environmental management certification to ISO 14001

The RAMPF Group has taken a further step toward a sustainable future, receiving certification to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard. The certification of the environmental management system underlines the German-based SME's environmental awareness and sustainable business practices.The ISO 14001 standard of the International...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
Safic-Alcan opens new subsidiary in Hungary

Safic-Alcan has formed a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Magyarorszag Kft., that will service the Hungarian industrial manufacturing sector effective November 2016.Safic-Alcan Magyarorszag Kft. is based near Budapest. The new subsidiary will develop Safic-Alcan's business focusing on rubber & adhesives and other performance products while providing...

Company name: Safic-Alcan
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
Concentrol creates a Partnership Program

Concentrol has created a new program to establish partnerships with its distributors aimed at working together to offer better service and quality.The program will allow distributors to reach new markets and introduce new products in the industries in which they are specialized. It will also enable them to provide their existing markets with new...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
ECOVADIS GOLD medal for Vencorex

Vencorex Chemicals has been recognized as "Gold" by the ECOVADIS CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) platform. It is the recognition of all the efforts and engagements of the company and its employees to be a sustainable and responsible supplier in the global specialties isocyanates market.The evaluation of all the company led to the GOLD rate....

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Tuesday November 29th, 2016

 
Thinking About Going Global?

International markets represent a wealth of opportunity for Texas businesses looking to expand revenue streams. However, growing the footprint of a business outside of the United States comes with serious challenges. Fortunately, whether an organization provides goods or services to its customers, many of the considerations for going global will be...

Company name: Lapolla
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
OSHA Issues Recommended Practices, Extends Deadline for Comments on Proposed Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on...

Company name: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Polyurethane Foam Association Elects 2017 Officers

The Polyurethane Foam Association recently announced the elected officers for 2017. They include:■ Chip Holton, NCFI Polyurethane, President■ Nadia Stern, Innocor, 1st Vice-President■ Hamdy Kahil, Woodbridge Group, Secretary■ Lynn Knudtson, Future Foam, Treasurer.■ Robert Luedeka, Executive Director■ Bill...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association, Inc
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Lovass Elected Nordson VP-Industrial Coating Systems

The Nordson Corp. board of directors has elected Stephen P. Lovass as corporate vice president for its industrial coating systems (ICS) business segment. He will replace Douglas C. Bloomfield, who will retire at the end of the year after nearly 30 years of service.Lovass reportedly most recently served as president for one of the global sensors and...

Company name: Nordson
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
General Plastics Announces the Promotion of Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D. to Company President as it...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, a leading global supplier of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam materials and build-to-print parts, marks its 75th anniversary on December 1, 2016 with the announcement of the promotion of Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D. to company president. This signifies the company's continued focus on developing new materials...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday November 30th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant and auto-catalytic polyesters for polyurethanes

Flame retardant polyesters obtainable by reacting an aromatic or aliphatic dicarboxylic acid and/or ester of anhydride thereof, with an aliphatic polyol or mixtures thereof and with melamine, are provided. Methods of making said polyesters are also provided.

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate, foam-forming compositions, polyurethane foam and articles...

There is provided herein a method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate comprising reacting paraformaldehyde, at least one dialkyl phosphite and at least one trialkyl phosphite, in the presence of at least one amine catalyst

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane applications

Tertiary amine catalysts having isocyanate reactive groups that are capable of forming thermally stable covalent bonds able to withstand temperatures up to 120.degree. C. are disclosed. These catalyst can be used to produce polyurethane foam having the following desirable characteristics: a) very low chemical emissions over a wide range of...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Amines suitable for use in the manufacture of polyurethanes

The present invention relates to the use of nitrogenous compounds of formula (I) or of corresponding quaternized, or protonated compounds, for producing polyurethanes, to compositions containing these compounds and also to polyurethane systems obtained using the compounds.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polymer polyol compositions, a process for preparing these novel polymer polyol compositions,...

This invention relates to novel polymer polyols, to a process for preparing these novel polymer polyols, to flexible polyurethane foams comprising these novel polymer polyols, and to a process for the production of these flexible polyurethane foams. These novel polymer polyols provide unexpected improvements in foams prepared therefrom.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Method for the production of esters and uses thereof

Alkyl esters (butyl, hexyl, or other) of full composition palm fatty acids, palm fatty acid distillates (PFAD), and palm kernel fatty acid distillates (PKFAD) can be used to generate polyurethane and lubricant products. The alkyl esters of the present invention can be produced via ozonolysis. The improved method for producing alkyl esters includes...

Company name: Petroliam Nasional Berhad
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) biuret curing agent and preparation method thereof

Provided are a modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) biuret curing agent and preparation method thereof, the curing agent being prepared by reacting dibasic alcohol, water and MDI in an organic solvent. The preparation method includes the steps of: firstly, using the dibasic alcohol to modify a part of MDI, dividing the metered water into...

Company name: J & H Xiangyang Chemical
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Isocyanate-containing prepolymer and method for making the same

The invention relates to an isocyanate-containing prepolymer obtainable by reacting at least one isocyanate with at least one first compound selected from the group comprising monohydric alcohols, thiols and secondary amines; wherein the ratio of the NCO value of the isocyanate-containing prepolymer, to the OH, SH or NH value, of said monohydric...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink, ink cartridge, and inkjet recording method

An ink used for an inkjet recording method for discharging the ink from a recording head by an action of thermal energy contains self-dispersing carbon black, a polyurethane polymer having an acid value of 40 mg KOH/g or more, and an acryl polymer having an acid value of 100 mg KOH/g or more and 200 mg KOH/g or less.

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurea macromer and latexes thereof

The present invention is a composition comprising a) a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles having one or more structural units of i) a polyurea macromer; and ii) an acrylate, a methacrylate, a vinyl ester, or a styrene monomer, or a combination thereof; and/or b) an 5 aqueous mixture of a i) polyurea macromer polymer particles; and b)...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Dual cure stain resistant microsphere articles

There is provided a thermoformable article comprising at least a first surface having a binder resin layer comprising a fluorine-containing polymer, where the binder resin layer has a first major surface opposite a second major surface; and a plurality of microspheres partially and adhered to the first major surface of the binder resin layer; where...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Flexible microsphere articles having high temperature stability

There is provided an article a binder resin layer comprising an aliphatic polyurethane polymer comprising a plurality of soft segments, and a plurality of hard segments, where the soft segments comprise poly(alkoxy) polyol, and where the poly(alkoxy) polyol is essentially free of crosslinker; and a plurality of microspheres partially embedded and...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Method for producing polyurethane rigid foams and polyisocyanurate rigid foams

The present invention relates to polyester polyols obtainable or obtained by esterification of 10 to 70 mol % of at least one compound from the group consisting of terephthalic acid (TPA), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), phthalic anhydride (PA), phthalic acid and isophthalic acid, 0.1 to 30 mol % of one or more fatty...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Synthesis of polyfunctional polyol acrylates

A method of synthesizing urethane-free polyfunctional acrylate compounds. The method includes reaction of a polyol with acrylic acid in the presence of an inhibitor. A catalyst may also be present. The catalyst may be an acid and the inhibitor may be a substituted phenol compound. Excess acid may be removed by adding a salt and excess water may be...

Company name: Corning Incorporated
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Roofing systems and roofing boards with non-halogenated fire retardant

According to one embodiment, a halogen free roof system is described. The roof system includes a structural deck that is positioned above joists or other support members. Polyisocyanurate foam insulation is positioned atop the structural deck. The polyisocyanurate foam insulation has an isocyanate index greater than 200 and includes a...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Liquefied wood coating

Disclosed are various embodiments relating to a liquefied wood coating that can be applied to virtually any surface. The liquefied wood coating contains a micronized wood powder, a non-elastomeric resin with high adhesion properties, and an elastomeric resin for flexibility. Once dried, the wood coating accepts stain, polyurethane, and other types...

Company name: Advanced Wood Paint
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Ultra-violet cure coating

Several low observable aqueously dispersed polymeric materials with dual cure properties utilizing both ambient and UV curing modalities are provided. Compositions are suitable for coating a substrate such as those used in military, hunting, or other applications for which low visibility is desired. A water dispersible low observable curable...

Company name: United States Army Research Laboratory
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Paint composition for pre-coated metal and method of curing treatment of pre-coated metal by using...

Provided is a paint composition for a two-step curing process including a binder resin containing a hydroxyl group and a hardener having a functional group reactable with the hydroxyl group. The paint composition includes: one or more binder resins selected from the group consisting of a polyester resin, an alkyd resin, an acryl resin, and a...

Company name: Pohang University of Science and Technology
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Method for producing a multicoat paint system

The present invention relates to a method for producing a multicoat paint system on a metallic substrate, in which a basecoat or a plurality of directly successive basecoats are produced directly on a metallic substrate coated with a cured electrocoat, a clearcoat is produced directly on the one basecoat or the uppermost of the plurality of...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Waterborne coating composition

In one embodiment, a single component waterborne coating composition includes water; a branched polyester polyurethane dispersion; a polycarbonate polyurethane dispersion blend including a branched polycarbonate PUD and an unbranched, hydroxyl functional, polycarbonate polyurethane dispersion; and a fluorinated acrylic latex resin. In another...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Binder compositions comprising lignin derivatives

The present disclosure provides an adhesive composition comprising derivatives of native lignin and an isocyanate-based binder such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate. The present compositions may further comprise formaldehyde-based resins such as PF, UF, and MF. While not wishing to be bound by theory, it is believed that incorporating derivatives...

Company name: Fibria Innovations
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> EMULSIONS ADHESIVES
Sports device structures and compositions

The present invention relates to a sports device, such as a surf board, water board, and the like for use by persons in moving over a water surface. The device generally has: a) a central foam core; b) a cover fabric laminated around the central foam core; c) a laminating adhesive securing the cover fabric to the central foam core; and d) a water...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Softening thermoplastic polyurethanes using ionomer technology

In one or more embodiments, the present invention provides a novel approach to the addition of plasticizers for softening TPUs, i.e., lowering the durometer and the melt viscosity. This approach involves incorporating bonded sulfonate groups with quaternary ammonium counterions into the TPU. In one or more embodiments of the present invention, the...

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Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Urethane bumper spring, and method for producing same

A urethane bumper spring is produced from a urethane raw material containing a polyester-based polyol as a polyol component and diphenylmethane diisocyanate as an isocyanate component, and includes: a skin layer; and a core portion, in which the skin layer has a density (Da) and a foamed cell diameter (Ra), and the core portion has a density (Db)...

Company name: Sumitomo Riko Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Method for producing xerogel composites

The invention relates to a process for producing xerogel composites, which comprises: (a) provision of a composition comprising an organic gel precursor (A) comprising a monomer component (A1) composed of at least one polyfunctional isocyanate and a monomer component (A2) composed of at least one compound selected from among polyfunctional amines...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls incorporating light-stable and durable cover compositions

A golf ball comprising: a core; a casing layer surrounding the core; and a cover layer surrounding the casing layer and being formed from a cover composition that is produced by a reaction of a prepolymer and a chain extender, wherein the prepolymer is formed from the reaction product of: (i) an isocyanate comprising an allophanate ("ICA") and...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
Multi-layer golf ball

The present invention is directed to multi-layer golf balls including a layer formed from a composition comprising a relatively soft or low modulus HNP, a layer formed from a composition comprising a relatively hard or high modulus HNP, an inner cover layer formed from a thermoplastic composition, and an outer cover layer formed from a polyurethane...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Moisture indicating hydrophilic polyurethane

The present invention relates at least in part to devices which are capable of indicating the presence of moisture. Embodiments of the present invention involve the provision of a solid dispersion of a color-forming material in a hydrophilic polyurethane material. In particular, although not exclusively, the present invention relates to devices...

Company name: Molnlycke Health Care
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
RECYCLABILITY
Process to improve the yield of chemical polyurethane foam recycling

A process to enhance the chemical recycling of polyurethane foam comprises improving the process of grinding (which is a necessary precursor to chemolysis reactions), by employing a wetting process, concurrent with grinding, which reduces the loss of foam during grinding process.

Company name: Polymer Research Technologies
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Monomers, polymers and articles containing the same from sugar derived compounds

Disclosed herein are monomers formed by reacting a sugar derived compound(s) comprising a lactone and two hydroxyls with a compound(s) comprising an isocyanate and an acrylate or methacrylate. Polymers formed from such monomers, and articles formed from the polymers are also disclosed.

Company name: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
New Flame Retardants Developments for the Flexible Foam Market

Flame retardants (FR's) play an important role in public fire safety. In automotive polyurethane (PU) foams, the use of flame retardants has been effective in preventing ignition and reducing the number of vehicular fires. There are initiatives including Proposition 65 in California, GADSL (Global Automotive Declarable Substance List) and...

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Ester Flexible Foam Performance Comparisons Between EG Azelate (C9) and DEG Adipate (C6) Polyols

EMEROX Polyols are made from dibasic acids that are produced from Emery Oleochemicals' proprietary ozonolysis technology. These polyester polyols possess a high level of renewable content while providing all the structural design freedom of petrochemical-based polyols. A broad range of functionalities and molecular weights are available including...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Variable Pressure Foaming Using the Vertifoam Process

The purpose of this paper is to show how two well-proven foaming systems (VPF and Vertifoam) have been combined to make a brand new foaming process with advantages that are greater than the sum of its two halves. This paper explains the technical and commercial advantages of each process and shows how a range of new foam products with unique...

Company name: Opus Technical
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> FLEXIBLE FOAM
Recent JFLEX Technology Developments

This presentation details recent JFLEX technology developments that allow efficient smaller-scale production of a wider range of flexible polyurethane foams including high resilience, viscoelastic, high-load and low density foam varieties. Physical properties for a range of possible value-added products will be shared. The paper also explains and...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Detection of Isocyanates in the Workplace Using IMS Instruments

The military in various countries around the world has used Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) based detectors to protect personnel, platforms, facilities and even regions from the effects of chemical attacks for more than 40 years. IMS is a scientific technique of measuring ions across a uniform electric field. It is based on the principle that when...

Company name: Bruker Detection
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
2012 - 2015 Update: Survey of the Incidence of Occupational Asthma Among FPF Slabstock Plants

The combined results from foam production worker surveys covering 1988 - 2015 indicate that the incidence of self-reported occupational asthma is very low, representing less than 2% of the surveyed worker population from plant production areas. The incidence of medically confirmed cases of occupational asthma was even lower among the participating...

Company name: McIntyre & Lemon
Published On: Monday December 05th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
A perspective approach to sustainable routes for non-isocyanate polyurethanes

Sustainable routes for the synthesis of polyurethanes with industrial applications are discussed in this article. Polyurethane is currently one of the most commonly used polymers worldwide for various applications such as rigid and flexible foams, coatings, elastomers, adhesives and sealants. However, isocyanate precursors are very harmful at each...

Company name: Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier
Published On: Friday December 02nd, 2016

 
 

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