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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PURGING COMPOUND
New Cost-effective Purging Compound CleanPlus from VELOX

VELOX GmbH has developed a new purge compound - CleanPlus Express Purge Compound.The highly efficient purge compound family currently contains 3 types for extrusion lines (CleanPlus LD N, CleanPlus HD N and CleanPlus PP N) and can also be used in injection molding.On the basis of many years' of technical application experience in the use of purging...

Company name: Velox
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
BASF broadens portfolio of UV resins to include standard epoxy acrylates

BASF is broadening its portfolio of UV resins to include five new standard epoxy acrylates from the Laromer EA product family. The binders are used for UV-curable coatings for the furniture and flooring industry as well as for overprint varnishes and printing inks. They are characterized by high reactivity and chemical resistance and make coatings...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Saturday December 17th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
December issue of European Coatings Journal is out

What do you think about, when you hear someone say powder coatings? Do you think about the absence of VOCs, or the high upfront investment? The latter is maybe the most important reason that is keeping this promising technology a niche application.However, there is still plenty of room for growth of powder coatings. For example, there are emerging...

Company name: European Coatings Journal
Published On: Wednesday December 14th, 2016

 
BASF completes sale of its industrial coatings businesses to AkzoNobel

BASF has completed the sale of its global industrial coatings businesses to AkzoNobel. The transaction includes technologies, patents and trademarks, as well as the transfer of dedicated production sites in Deeside, United Kingdom, and Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. As a result of this transaction, AkzoNobel will now operate the global coil,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday December 15th, 2016

 
New brochure highlights breadth of PPG general industrial finishes products

PPG has published a new general industrial finishes brochure, highlighting coatings solutions for two dozen industries, from electrical components and pipe and tube products to fastener products, light-duty equipment, tools, medical instruments and machinery, and miscellaneous construction.The four-page brochure profiles leading PPG brands such as...

Company name: PPG Industrial Coatings
Published On: Thursday December 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Chemline Premium Concrete Coatings

Chemline fast-set spray polyurea coatings protect concrete and precast concrete by preventing moisture migration from the surface into the substrate, where it can cause significant corrosion to the internal rebar and impact structural integrity. Chemline coatings also reduce costly down time on the plant floor by allowing for a quick return of...

Company name: Chemline
Published On: Tuesday December 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Ecotite Offers PU Spray Insulation Service to Homeowners, Architects and others

Doncaster-based Ecotite offers a range of PU spray foam insulation services catering to home owners, self builders, DIYers, architects, builders, commercial premises owners and farmers. Said a representative of Ecotite, "As a family owned business operating since 25 years with the accent on spray insulation we can modestly claim to have gained...

Company name: Ecotite
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> MARINE COMPOUNDS
Polyurethane and ACE coatings: The hands-on experience

International experts gathered in November for two novel conferences on the subject of polyurethane coatings and coatings for ACE. The new, innovative concept employed ensured that exchanges were of an unusually high quality and also spawned plenty of riveting discussions.Conferences can be quite boring. At the front of the room is a speaker and,...

Company name: EC Technology Forum - Marine Coatings
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
Greenkote doubles anti-corrosion coating capacity

Greenkote PLC, a provider of advanced anti-corrosion metal coatings, has more than doubled the capacity at its headquarters production facility in Brook Park, Ohio.The expansion has come in response to increasing demands from the automotive and construction industries in particular.Strong market riseGreenkote usage is showing a strong rise in the...

Company name: Greenkote
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Autoneum opens additional plant in China in 2017

Autoneum is expanding its presence in the Chinese growth market and will open its seventh plant for the production of lightweight acoustic and thermal management components in the Eastern Chinese city of Yantai. Multifunctional inner dashes and carpet systems will be produced in series for vehicle manufacturers in China at the manufacturing...

Company name: Autoneum
Published On: Wednesday December 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Innocor, Leading Foam Products Maker, to be Acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity

Innocor, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced foam products for commercial and retail channels, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm. Innocor will continue to be operated by its current management team under the leadership of President...

Company name: Innocor
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Polymers to aid the Second Green Revolution in India

India is one of the world's leading food producers - and food losers. It is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables but also throws away Rs 133 billion of fruits and vegetables annually. According to an Emerson Report, this situation is attributed to inadequate and inefficient cold chain. Adequate cold storage facilities are available...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday December 14th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SKI BOOTS
Transparent Desmopan grades for Salomon ski boots

New grades from Covestro's Desmopan DP 96xx line are used in the Salomon X-Pro 70 W ski boot. The boot's lower shell is made of an exceptional transparent grade of this thermoplastic polyurethane.The upper cuff gets its strength from a reinforced rear, lateral insert. In contrast, the softer front cuff ensures that the boot has a snug, but flexible...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Many Manufacturing Processes - One Instant Quote

Designing high performance parts that are low cost, light weight and durable isn't the end goal of mechanical engineering - it's the start. It's in the manufacturing of the part where we find the true test of design excellence.Converting renderings into reality is a major issue for many design engineers. As designs become more and more complex,...

Company name: Xometry
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Sika acquires Rmax Operating

Sika has agreed to acquire Rmax Operating, LLC, a US-based market leader in the production of polyiso insulation products for complete Building Envelope solutions (Roofing and Wall systems). The acquisition brings technology and know-how that will accelerate Sika's growth and drive innovation in the North American market via the strong strategic...

Company name: Rmax
Published On: Wednesday December 14th, 2016

 
BASF aims to open first plant in Myanmar to meet local demand for construction chemicals

BASF is planning its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar in 2017. Subject to Myanmar regulatory approvals, the plant to be located in Myanmar's commercial capital, Yangon, will be designed to produce tailor-made construction chemical solutions for the local building market from BASF's Master Builders Solutions portfolio.BASF opened its service...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
BASF completes acquisition of Chemetall

BASF has completed its acquisition of Albemarle's global surface treatment business, Chemetall. Through this acquisition, BASF's Coatings division expands its portfolio to become a more complete solutions provider.BASF combines its know-how in chemistry and coatings applications with Chemetall's market-leading expertise in surface treatment. The...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
Rufayah Chemicals to build $500m hydrocarbon resin complex in Jubail

Sadara Chemical Company and Rufayah Chemicals Company (RCC), a Saudi-downstream company, have recently signed a long-term partnership agreement through which Sadara will supply RCC with Aromatics Concentrate (Pygas) and Pyoil, generated from cracking naphtha, to be used by RCC in a new chemical complex planned for PlasChem Park, a collaborative...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday December 13th, 2016

 
EUROPE: Modernising trade defences: Cefic reacts to EU Commission's proposed antidumping methodology

Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, welcomes the proposal by the European Commission on a new methodology to tackle dumped or subsidised imports into the EU.As both an importer and exporter of chemicals, Cefic favours the balanced approach of the Commission's proposal which will ensure effective defence against unfair trade without...

Company name: Cefic - European Chemical Industry Council
Published On: Wednesday December 14th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Justin Koscher Named PIMA President

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) today announced that Justin Koscher, Director of Polyurethanes Markets at American Chemistry Council's Center for Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), will assume presidency of the association as of January 1, 2017. Koscher succeeds Jared Blum who served as PIMA President from 1990 to 2016....

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Saturday December 17th, 2016

 
Personnel changes at BASF

On April 1, 2017, Hartwig Michels (53), President, Regional Division Europe, Ludwigshafen, will take over as President,Petrochemicals, Ludwigshafen. He succeeds Dr. Rainer Diercks (60), who will retire effective March 31, 2017.Dr. Markus Kramer (52), President, Dispersions & Pigments, BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd., Hong Kong, will...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
Naujoks new managing director of ISL-Chemie

Since 29 September 2016, chemical engineer Karin Naujoks, 51, has been responsible for the management of ISL-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of pigment pastes and lacquers with head office in Kurten, Germany. In this function, she has initiated a systematic strategic reorientation of the company. Naujoks was appointed after having worked at...

Company name: ISL-Chemie
Published On: Wednesday December 14th, 2016

 
Covestro marketing manager selected for board of national urban sustainability initiative

Tim Thiel, an industrial marketing manager, Polyurethanes, Covestro LLC, is one of 13 individuals selected to serve on the inaugural Board of Governors of the 2030 Districts Network.The Board will help standardize parameters and share best practices among urban building districts participating in the 2030 Challenge for Planning. The North American...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday December 13th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Polyurethanes made using zinc catalysts

Polyisocyanate-based polymers are formed by curing a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate and at least one isocyanate-reactive compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups in the presence of a zinc catalyst that contains at least one zinc atom associated with a polydentate ligand that contains at least one...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Novel 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 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Masked polyisocyanate and uses thereof

The invention relates to polyurethane resin compositions and, in particular, stable, ready-to-use polyurethane resin compositions comprising: a masked polyisocyanate having formula (I), wherein B represents alkyl and A represents a group comprising a number of isocyanate functions of between 1.5 and 2.2, preferably between 1.5 and 2.1 and, more...

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Cure-on-demand moisture-curable urethane-containing fuel resistant prepolymers and compositions...

Cure-on-demand, moisture-curable, urethane-containing prepolymers having urethanes incorporated into a sulfur-containing prepolymer backbone and compositions thereof for use in sealant applications are disclosed. The cure-on-demand moisture-curable urethane-containing prepolymers are terminated with polyalkoxysilyl groups. The compositions contain...

Company name: PRC DeSoto International
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Urethane (meth) acrylate compound

The present invention provides a thermosetting resin which enables the production of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic having a good workability and excellent mechanical properties by hand lay up (HUP) molding, resin transfer molding (RTM) or vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VaRTM). The urethane (meth) acrylate compound (A) according to the...

Company name: Japan U-Pica Company
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
2k polyurethane systems with a high glass-transition temperature

A two-component polyurethane composition with a viscosity of 20 to 3000 mPas (EN ISO 2555, 25.degree. C.), containing i) 10 to 80 wt. % of at least one polyol with a number-average molecular weight of 200 g/mol to 3000 g/mol, ii) 5 to 70 wt. % of at least one polyisocyanate, iii) 0 to 10 wt. % of a catalyst, wherein the composition has an NCO:OH...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Curable aqueous polyurethane dispersions made from renewable resources

A curable aqueous polyurethane dispersion is formed by reacting a polyol a) component with a polyisocyanate b) in excess to form a polyurethane pre-polymer which is neutralized and dispersed before chain extending with a chain extender c) to form the final polyurethane polymer aqueous dispersion. The polyol a) component comprises a1) at least one...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Photochromic polyurethane laminate

Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein a photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate is interposed between two primer coated transparent resin sheets.

Company name: Vision Ease
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RESIN-COATED PROPPANT
Proppant with polyurea-type coating

Proppants for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells are coated with a polyurea-type coating. In a preferred embodiment, the polyurea-type coating is formed by contacting a polymeric isocyanate with an amount of water and a blowing catalyst at a rate and quantity sufficient to generate a reactive amine in situ on the outer surface of the...

Company name: Preferred Technology
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
FOAMS
Process for the production of crosslinked pvc foams and compositions used for the embodiment of said...

A process for the production of crosslinked PVC foams includes the preparation of a polymeric mixture based on PVC, isocyanate, anhydride, nucleating agent and a physical blowing agent, heating this mixture in a reaction mold, cooling the polymeric mass thus obtained, opening the mold in order to extract the microcellular embryo, and expanding and...

Company name: Diab International
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> WOOD ADHESIVE
Bonding resin for wood-based composites providing light coloring, low platen sticking, and water...

Disclosed herein are adhesives, wood-based composites incorporating the adhesives, and methods of forming wood-based composites using the adhesives. In some embodiments, an adhesive emulsion includes a continuous phase having an aqueous, alkaline solution that includes a melamine/urea/formaldehyde ("MUF") resin, and a dispersed phase that includes...

Company name: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HEAT-CURABLE
Self-adhesive of renewable origin with temperature-stable adhesive power

Heat-curable adhesive composition: 47-60% of polyether/polyurethane bearing alkoxysilane end groups and polyurethanes bearing alkoxysilane end groups of formula (II): ##STR00001## in which: R.sup.6 is a divalent C5-C15 hydrocarbon-based radical; R.sup.7 is a divalent C1-C3 alkylene radical; R.sup.8 and R.sup.9 are a C1-C4 alkyl; q is 0, 1 or 2; r...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Photochemically cured millable polyurethane rubber

Photocurable millable polyurethane gum compositions contain a millable polyurethane gum having ethylenic unsaturation, photocatalyst, and a low molecular weight crosslinker containing minimally two ethylenically unsaturated groups. The compositions can be used to continuously extrude profiles which retain their shape.

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Skinned substrates with highly crosslinked polyurethane layer

PVC-skinned composites include a substrate, a skin and an intermediate polyurethane layer. The polyurethane layer is characterized in having a low molecular weight between crosslinks, i.e., is somewhat highly crosslinked. The high level of crosslinking in the polyurethane leads to improved performance of the skin layer. The skin layer retains its...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
Water-clear aliphatic polyurethane pultrusion formulations and processes

Clear polyurethane fiber reinforced composites are produced by a pultrusion process with a polyurethane-forming system that includes: (a) a clear, aliphatic polyisocyanate having a viscosity at 25.degree. C. of no more than 1000 centipoise, (b) a colorless polyol component comprising an amine-initiated polyol having a molecular weight of from about...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Ballistic resilient run-flat tire, kit and method thereof

A ballistic resilient run-flat tire device, kit and method for manufacturing the same are presented for providing a vehicle a capability of traveling for at least 30 miles at 30 miles per hour, after the device has been compromised as of result of exposure due to ballistic ordinance rifle shots such as 7.62.times.39 mm and 7.62.times.54R or air...

Company name: Arnco
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for preparing isocyanate homopolymers containing uretdione groups

The present invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanate homopolymers containing uretdione groups, in which the phosphinoboron compound of formula (I) are used as catalysts to catalyze the homopolymerization reaction of raw isocyanates, thereby obtaining a solution of isocyanate homopolymers having uretdione groups, then separating the...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
Dispersing additives based on phosphoric acid ester derivatives

Phosphoric acid derivatives, which are present as urea urethanes and contain a radical with an affinity for the binder in addition to at least one phosphoric acid ester group. Said phosphoric acid derivatives are especially suitable as wetting agents and dispersants. The derivatives are present according to the general formula (I)...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
Polyurea crosslinked particles for transport device member, sliding member and method of preparing...

Polyurea crosslinked particles for a transport device member are provided that have high acid resistance, increase long-term retainability when included in a coating film, and are capable of maintaining a high sliding property for a long time. The polyurea crosslinked particles for a transport device member are particles formed of reactants of a...

Company name: Negami Chemical Industrial
Published On: Friday December 16th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Synthesis of a novel cross‐linked organophosphorus‐nitrogen containing polymer and its...

A novel cross-linked organophosphorus-nitrogen polymetric flame retardant additive poly(urea tetramethylene phosphonium sulfate) defined as PUTMPS was synthesized by the condensation polymerization between urea and tetrahydroxymethyl phosphonium sulfate. Its chemical structure was well characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)...

Company name: Northeast Forestry University
Published On: Saturday December 17th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Synthesis and properties of self-healing waterborne polyurethanes containing disulfide bonds in the...

Materials with intrinsic self-healing ability have attracted tremendous interest in literature, especially coatings in anti-corrosion applications. In this work, environmentally friendly waterborne polyurethanes containing disulfide bonds in the main chain were synthesized. Poly (ε-caprolactone) glycol with a molecular weight of 1000 was used...

Company name: Donghua University
Published On: Saturday December 17th, 2016

 
FOAMS
Pyrolysis of polyurethane foam: optimized search for kinetic properties via simultaneous K-K method,...

This study focuses on the determination of kinetic properties for non-fire retardant (NFR) and fire retardant (FR) polyurethane foams. Based on the experimental thermogravimetric (TG) curves, this paper describes the application of an in-depth mathematical analysis and genetic algorithm (GA) to produce the kinetic properties. A recent developed...

Company name: University of Science and Technology of China
Published On: Saturday December 17th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Thermal and Ablation Properties of Poly(urethane-isocyanurate)/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane...

This study investigated the thermal stability and ablation resistance of poly(urethane-isocyanurate)/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (PU-PIR/POSS) composites that were prepared by a one-step PU reaction using hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) prepolymer, reactive or nonreactive POSS diol, and polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate...

Company name: Daegu University
Published On: Saturday December 17th, 2016

 
 

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