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  Issue-638 - January 02, 2017   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Honeywell Files Lawsuit Against MEK Chemical Corporation for Patent Infringement

Honeywell announced today that it has filed legal action against MEK Chemical Corporation (MEK) for selling HFC-245fa in the United States in violation of a Honeywell process patent.HFC-245fa is a liquid blowing agent used in the production of foam insulation, and is manufactured by Honeywell under the brand name Enovate . MEK is a distributor of...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Tuesday December 20th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Stepan Polska Announces Polyol Price Increase for Europe January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, or as contracts allow, Stepan Polska will increase prices for STEPANPOL® Polyester Polyols (insulation applications) in Europe by €50 per metric ton. The increase is necessary due to rising raw material and production costs.

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Covestro lifts force majeure on polyurethane raw materials

Covestro has lifted the force majeure on the polyurethane raw materials MDI and TDI in Europe that it declared on October 6, 2016. A raw material supplier which had experienced an outage had lifted its own force majeure and began to supply Covestro with nitric acid once again. Covestro therefore was able to resume full deliveries of MDI, TDI and...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday December 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube Solve LED Potting Problem In India in Less Than 24 Hours

Electrolube's Indian subsidiary solves an LED lighting unit potting problem, following consultations with the company's UK based technical division. The resin encapsulation was causing an unacceptable colour shift in the light from an LED strip luminaire, and the UK technical team had little more than 24 hours to come up with a solution.The Indian...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Thursday December 29th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Concentrol doubles the production capacity for resin aqueous dispersions

Recently, Concentrol has increased the production of resin dispersions, reaching 6,000 tons per year. This increase means that the capacity is now doubled.This increase in production volume for resin dispersions is explained by the increasing demand by our customers who manufacter based adhesives and PSA (pressure sensitive additives) that require...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Thursday December 22nd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> OPEN-CELL
Foam xdura awarded FSK Innovation prize 2016

During the International FSK conference of Foams and Polyurethanes held in Bad Durkheim (Germany) at the end of November 2016, Eurofoam received the innovation prize for its new foam technology xdura - one fits all in the category "Technology".Contrary to the well-known foam categories in the bedding area, which are designed for different...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
RPM Signs Agreement to Acquire Leading Dutch Coatings Company

RPM International Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company with annual net sales of approximately $60 million. Located about an hour south of Amsterdam in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, SPS will operate as part of RPM's Rust-Oleum European business. Terms...

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Monday December 26th, 2016

 
BASF offers new raw materials at European Coatings Show

At the European Coatings Show 2017 (ECS), BASF will present new dispersions, resins, formulation additives, light stabilisers, antioxidants, pigments, hardeners, cross-linking agents, reactive diluents and solvents for the coatings, paint and construction industries.We look forward to using the ECS trade fair, which is going to take place in...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Dur-A-Flex Gears up for Major Product Launch at World of Concrete 2017

Dur-A-Flex, Inc. will kick off its annual week at World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. As usual, Dur-A-Flex intends to make its mark with its latest innovations in resinous technology, specifically rolling out two new products to add to their game-changing, Accelera Fast-Track Flooring family of products."World of Concrete is the...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Tuesday December 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
VersaFlex Incorporated and Renner Coatings Announce Partnership for Brazil and Chile

VersaFlex Incorporated - The Polyurea People is proud to announce that it has signed a co-labeling agreement with Renner Coatings for Brazil and Chile. Effective immediately, Renner Coatings will have access to the full line of VersaFlex's high performance pure polyurea coatings, linings, sealants, and repair materials under the name RenFlex...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Monday December 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Ellsworth Adhesives Distributes Henkel Products

Ellsworth Adhesives recently announced it is now an authorized distributor of Henkel's surface treatments and structural adhesive products for the aerospace industry in Canada, with an authorized warehouse located in Stoney Creek, Ontario. "Ellsworth Adhesives welcomes the opportunity to utilize our highly technical and experienced Engineering...

Company name: Ellsworth Adhesives
Published On: Tuesday December 20th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
How Structural Adhesives are Selected

The reasons for choosing structural adhesives over mechanical fasteners are many. These include:■ No damage or breaching of the substrate (e.g. drilled holes)■ No risk of heat distortion owing to welding■ Ability to join dissimilar substrates■ Elimination of corrosion through galvanic processes.■ Stronger bonds owing...

Company name: Adhesives and Sealant Council
Published On: Monday December 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
FRIMO North America Hosted 7. TechDay - Polyurethane and Composites Technologies

FRIMO North America Hosted 7. TechDay - Polyurethane and Composites TechnologiesAs one of the leading developers and providers of system solutions for manufacturing high quality polyurethane and thermoplastic components, FRIMO hosted a North American TechDay on November 17th at their Wixom, Michigan location. The event focused on Polyurethane and...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Tuesday December 20th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
New issue of OSV Technologiya corporate newsletter - OSV Polymer News Bulletin

OSV Technologiya presents new issue of corporate newsletter number 16 «OSV Polymer News Bulletin».You will find following information there:■ Technical seminar PU Technology Day in Warsaw■ Machinery completed projects in Ukraine and EC countries■ Cooperation agreement between Dopag and OSV■ Opening of the online store where...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER
Supply of OSV M5 3K machine to Poland

Last week OSV engineers run up new project for our customers in Poland. It is about supply of mixing and metering machine OSV M5 3K for casting of three-component hot PU elastomers MDI based Diprane C530 and 590 produced by DOW.Machine will be used for production of rollers, shafts, bumps and other engineering details. Commissioning and training...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday December 28th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Isopan is ready to add further value to your building

We have created and adopted a new technology for Isopan products that will enable your building to reach better performance levels, ensuring increased sustainability, safety and thermal insulation, combined with Isopan's services and expertise.Come and see for yourself isopan new technology at the bau 2017 in munich■ 16-21 JANUARY, hall b2 -...

Company name: Isopan
Published On: Wednesday December 28th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
BRUFMA response to Each Home Counts review

Some 19 months after being Commissioned by then Energy Secretary Amber Rudd, the Each Home Counts (aka Bonfield Review) has been published. It's been a long journey with BRUFMA and some of its members being involved in the process along the way. But it's not over now that the report is published, in fact it's just the start.The review highlights...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers' Association
Published On: Wednesday December 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Caster Concepts Acquires Golf Equipment Manufacturer

Caster Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, announces the acquisition of Mitchell Golf Equipment Company, a top producer of professional club performance tools, repair equipment and supplies.Caster Concepts relocated production of all Mitchell Golf products from Dayton, Ohio, to its headquarters in Albion....

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Monday December 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Soudal invests in Belgian 'Foam System House' Sapac

While continuing its extensive investment program at its various production sites, both in Belgium and abroad, Soudal is pleased to announce a new acquisition to further complete its product portfolio.Soudal, with its headquarter in Turnhout (Belgium), will take over SAPAC P&R (Packaging & Recycling) specialized in producing PU Foam systems for the...

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

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Hexion builds new European technology center in Germany

Hexion Inc. plans to build a new European technology center in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. The facility will consolidate activities from several research and development facilities located in nearby Duisburg.The facility will be located at the Dieprahm Technology Park and includes an existing 1,400 square meter building housing office and warehouse...

Company name: Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc
Published On: Wednesday December 28th, 2016

 
Hybrid Receives Pilot Order From European Distributor For Field Trials

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received and shipped a pilot order to one of its European distributors as expected. This pilot order will be used to finalize field trials during the first quarter of 2017 and is the final step before the company starts to receive commercial orders. The company expects to receive...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
Added momentum in catalysis research

Materials manufacturer Covestro and RWTH Aachen University are extending their partnership in catalysis research. Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Markus Steilemann and RWTH Rector Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg recently signed an agreement to this effect. Under the agreement, Covestro will contribute a total of 12 million euros over the next seven...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday December 29th, 2016

 
Huntsman Completes Sale of European Surfactants Business; Enables $260 Million Early Repayment of...

Huntsman Corporation announced today that it has completed the sale of its European surfactants business to Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ: IOSP) for an enterprise value of $225 million. This business represented approximately $24 million of EBITDA in 2015. Huntsman intends to make a $260 million early repayment of debt using proceeds from the sale and...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
Maroon Group Acquires Cadence Chemical

Maroon Group LLC announced today that it has acquired Cadence Chemical, a national distributor of specialty chemicals based in Stamford, CT. Cadence Chemical's management team, led by John Wilson, will remain in place and continue to actively manage the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Founded in 2004, Cadence supplies...

Company name: Maroon Group
Published On: Tuesday December 20th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Green Chemistry Gets Presidential Recognition

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations and self-nominations for the Presidential Green Challenge Awards in 2017. The awards will recognize green chemistry innovations that reduce climate risk and other environmental problems in six categories:■ Greener Synthetic Pathways■ Greener Reaction Conditions■...

Company name: EPA Green Chemistry Program
Published On: Friday December 30th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Gaco Western Promotes Jason Loftus to Director of GacoFlex Sales

Gaco Western is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Loftus to Director of GacoFlex Sales. Jason came to Gaco in 2011 as a Distribution Manager and later became the National Distribution Manager leading the Distribution sales team. Jason will now provide leadership over the entire GacoFlex Sales organization.Chuck Skalski, President of Gaco...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Wednesday December 28th, 2016

 
Thomas Kloster new head of Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe business unit

Dr. Thomas Kloster took over the position as head of the Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe business unit at BASF's Coatings division effective December 1, 2016. In this position, he succeeds Dr. Martin Jung who oversees the integration of Chemetall after the successful acquisition of the business. Kloster studied Management of Information...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday December 19th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Aldehyde scavengers mixtures for polyurethane foams

A polyurethane composition comprising a mixture comprising at least two aldehyde scavengers, a polyurethane product, and a process for making polyurethane foam are disclosed. The mixture of scavenger compounds can reduce, if not eliminate, the emissions of aldehydes from polyurethane foams. The scavenger compounds comprise at least one member...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Dialdimine, emulsion containing dialdimine, and bicomponent polyurethane composition, and the use...

Dialdimines of formula (I) and emulsions and uses thereof. In particular, they can be used for the preparation of pasty curing agent or accelerator components for polymers having isocyanate groups, which lead to very high early strength, which have good flow behavior on pumping and which can be formulated without VOC solvents, in particular without...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Cycloaliphatic polyester polyols from thermoplastic polyesters

Cycloaliphatic polyester polyols and processes for making them from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. One process comprises heating a thermoplastic polyester with a glycol to give a digested intermediate and hydrogenating aromatic rings in the digested intermediate to produce the cycloaliphatic polyester polyol. Optionally, the digested...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Modified phosphorus-containing unsaturated polyester

A modified phosphorus-containing unsaturated polyester being represented by Formula I is provided: ##STR00001## wherein each A' is independently a residue of a diol or polyol, each B' is independently a residue of a saturated or unsaturated anhydride or acid, G1 and G2 are independently H or a residue of an isocyanate acrylate-based compound or...

Company name: Eternal Chemical
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanates

The invention relates to a method for preparing isocyanates by phosgenating the corresponding amines, wherein low-boiling secondary components, excess phosgene, and the co-product hydrogen chloride are separated from the crude liquid isocyanate stream, which is obtained after the phosgenation has occurred, within a maximum of 60 minutes, and...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Polyisocyanate composition and method of manufacturing the same, blocked polyisocyanate composition...

A polyisocyanate composition having a polyisocyanate, which is a reaction product of: a polyisocyanate precursor formed of a dimer or a multimer of at least one diisocyanate selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic diisocyanate and an alicyclic diisocyanate; and a polycarbonate diol, which is obtained by copolymerizing at least one diol...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyester resins

A polyester AB is disclosed comprising moieties derived from di- or polyfunctional organic acid compounds A and moieties derived from di- or polyfunctional organic hydroxy compounds B, wherein the compounds A comprise "hard" acid compounds Al selected from the group consisting of isophthalic acid, trimellithic acid anhydride, hexahydrophthalic...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Alcohol-based printing ink composition

An alcohol-based printing ink composition comprising: a polyurethane urea resin (D) that is obtained by a reaction of polyol (A), diisocyanate (B), and a chain extender (C); a coloring agent (E); and a medium comprising an alcohol (F) and water, wherein the polyol (A) contains polyether polyol (A1) and polyester polyol (A2), and the medium...

Company name: Toyo Ink
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Photo-curable ink composition

A photo-curable ink composition obtained upon mixing a first printing liquid with a second printing liquid. The first printing liquid includes, at least, UV curable polyurethane dispersions and colorant; the second printing liquid includes, at least, hydrophobic radiation-curable monomers, water-soluble or water-miscible radiation curable monomers...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Ultraviolet-curable inkjet composition and material

An ultraviolet-curable inkjet composition is discharged using an inkjet method. The ultraviolet-curable inkjet composition includes a polymerized compound, and a metal powder including a plurality of particles. The metal powder includes the particles that are surface-processed using an isocyanate compound.

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous cationic polyurethane dispersions

An aqueous cationic polyurethane dispersion for waterborne digital print and other applications comprising an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane having properly positioned tertiary amino groups, e.g., tethered tertiary amino group separated from backbone by at least two intervening atoms or terminal tertiary amino groups with multiple tertiary...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Urea-free polyurethane dispersions

The present invention relates to an aqueous polyurethane dispersion, to a process for producing an aqueous polyurethane dispersion, to the use thereof for production of paints, coatings, sealants or adhesives, to aqueous one- or two-component coating compositions, and to paints, coatings, sealants and adhesives. The polyurethanes present are...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Binder for electrode of lithium secondary cell

A binder for an electrode of a lithium secondary battery contains a polyurethane aqueous dispersion. The polyurethane aqueous dispersion contains a hydrophilic group-containing polyurethane obtained by using at least (A) an organic polyisocyanate and (B) a compound having one or more active hydrogen groups. (A) the organic polyisocyanate has a...

Company name: Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

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

A photochromic polyurethane laminate that is constructed to solve certain manufacturing difficulties involved in the production of plastic photochromic lenses is disclosed. The photochromic laminate includes at least two layers of a resinous material and a photochromic polyurethane layer that is interspersed between the two resinous layers and...

Company name: Vision Ease
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Polyurethane grout compositions

The present invention typically provides one-component polyurethane grout compositions and more specially to grout composition useful for seepage control and quick stoppage of water leakage under high water pressure environment, wherein the composition comprises a isocyanate prepolymer and auxiliary components selected from a plasticizer, a silane...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Storage stable adhesion promoter compositions for cyclic olefin resin compositions

This invention relates to compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of resin compositions to substrate materials. More particularly, the invention relates to compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of ROMP compositions to substrate materials using an adhesion promoter composition, where the adhesion promoter composition...

Company name: Materia Inc
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> 3D PRINTING
Polyurethane resins having multiple mechanisms of hardening for use in producing three-dimensional...

A polymerizable liquid, or resin, useful for the production by additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object of polyurethane, polyurea, or a copolymer thereof, is described. The resin includes at least one of (i) a blocked or reactive blocked prepolymer, (ii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate, or (iii) a blocked or reactive blocked...

Company name: Carbon3D
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate rigid foams for roofing insulation

Polyurethane foams having a NFPA 101 Class B rating (ASTM E-84) which pass the FM 4450 calorimeter Test are produced by reacting: (a) an organic polyisocyanate, (b) at least one polyether polyol or polyester polyol with a nominal hydroxyl functionality of at least 2.0, (c) a blowing agent composition and (d) at least one halogen-free flame...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Rigid urethane self-skinning foam top frame, pallet support board, and pallet

The present invention provides a top frame made from a thermoset foam material. The top frame includes a pair of substantially parallel sides and a pair of substantially parallel ends connected to the sides to form a generally rectangular frame structure. The frame structure has an inner layer and outer surface defining a thickness. The thermoset...

Company name: Orbis
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Rigid polyurethane foam and manufacturing method and applications thereof

The embodiments of the present invention provide a rigid polyurethane foam, being prepared at least from the following raw materials in parts by weight through mixing and reaction: 135-165 parts of polyisocyanate, 100 parts of polyol composition, 10-16 parts of C-pentane, 1.8-2.3 parts of catalyst, 1.8-2.5 parts of silicone oil, 1.6-2.4 parts of...

Company name: Hisense Ronshen
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Rigid polyurethane foam and system and method for making the same

An embodiment of a closed-cell polymeric rigid foam may be made using a one-shot method and a reaction system that includes a hydrofluoroalkene physical blowing agent and a polyol mixture having an aminic polyol. The hydrofluoroalkene blowing agent has 3 to 5 carbon atoms and a boiling point between 10.degree. C. and 40.degree. C. at 1 atmosphere...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Process for making rigid polyurethane or urethane-modified polyisocyanurate foams

Process for preparing rigid polyurethane or urethane-modified polyisocyanurate foams from polyisocyanates and polyfunctional isocyanate-reactive compounds in the presence of blowing agents wherein the polyfunctional isocyanate-reactive compounds comprise a polyether polyol having a hydroxyl number of between 50 and 650 mg KOH/g obtained by reacting...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition for undercoating

To provide a coating composition for undercoating which, in forming a gas-barrier layer having a crosslinked structure between a polycarboxylic acid type polymer and polyvalent metal ions by the heating at a low temperature for a short period of time, permits polyvalent metal ions to be easily and quickly fed into the polycarboxylic acid type...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Water-free high-solids base paints, the production thereof and the use thereof for producing...

A waterless high-solids basecoat material having a solids content of at least 35% by weight, comprising (a) 1% to 10% by weight of at least one polyester binder with an acid number of at least 20 mg KOH/g, (b) 10% to 30% by weight of at least one acrylate binder, (c) 12% to 30% by weight of at least one kind of polymer microparticles, (d) 9.5% to...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Polymer in multicoat color and/or effect paint systems

The present invention relates to a polymer, preparable by reacting at least one polymer, preparable by reacting (a) dimer fatty acids with at least (b) one polyether having a C3 to C6 alkylene radical and a number-average molecular weight of 450 to 2200 g/mol, components (a) and (b) are used in a molar ratio of 0.7/2.3 to 1.3/1.7, and the resulting...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Waterborne coating compositions for soft touch coatings

A waterborne coating composition includes an aqueous polyurethane resin, a reactive silicone component, and a crosslinker. The aqueous polyurethane resin can have urethane linkages, hydrazinecarboxamide linkages, and reactive hydrazide functional groups. The polyurethane resin can have a glass transition temperature of less than 25.degree. C....

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition

An adhesive composition includes an acryl copolymer having a hydroxyl group and a weight average molecular weight of 800,000 to 1,500,000 g/mol; an isocyanate-based cross-linking agent, an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent having 6 to 10 carbon atoms, and an acid additive having a molecular weight of 40 to 100 g/mol, thus low viscosity characteristics...

Company name: Dongwoo Fine-Chem
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Highly elastic aqueous adhesive composition and method of surface-treating molded article using the...

Disclosed are a adhesive composition and a method of surface-treating a molded article using the same. In particular, the adhesive composition may be eco-friendly because smell and VOC generation from the organic solvent are reduced by adding a water-dilutable polyurethane resin having a hydroxyl group to a waterborne polyurethane resin, thereby...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Polyurethane adhesive comprising epoxide groups

The present invention relates to a polyurethane adhesive, in particular for laminating films, wherein the PU adhesive contains 0.1 to 20 wt % a low molecular weight epoxide comprising at least one epoxide group and at least one hydroxy group, and wherein the epoxide is chemically unbonded or is chemically bonded by means of at least one hydroxy...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Uv-reactive hot-melt adhesive for laminating transparent films

The present invention relates to a UV-curable hot-melt adhesive for laminating transparent films, in particular, on molded bodies made of wood materials that are coated with melamine or PVC. The hot-melt adhesives contain: at least one UV-curable urethane (meth)acrylate, wherein the urethane (meth)acrylate can be obtained by converting an...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Structural pu adhesive for composite bonding

A new polyurethane (PU) adhesive composition having unique properties in automotive related applications such as composite bonding.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Liquid crystalline polyurethane elastomer and method for producing same

A liquid crystalline polyurethane elastomer is produced by reacting an isocyanate component, a high-molecular-weight polyol component and a mesogenic diol represented by formula (1), and having a crosslinking site that is introduced by a tri-functional or higher isocyanate in the isocyanate component and/or a high-molecular-weight polyol having a...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane composition with high insulation resistance

Flame retardant compositions that include a thermoplastic polyurethane, a metal hydrate flame retardant and a phosphorus-based flame retardant are provided. The compositions are characterized by good flame retardant properties, as well as high insulation resistance.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Highly filled polyurethane composites

Composite materials and methods for their preparation are described herein. The composite materials can comprise (a) a polyurethane and (b) from 35% to 90% by weight, based on the total weight of the composite, of a particulate filler dispersed in the polyurethane. The polyurethane can be formed by the reaction of (i) one or more isocyanates...

Company name: Boral
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
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: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulation board

External wall insulation system comprising a high efficient insulation layer of rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam provided on at least one side with a facing, preferably a gastight (aluminum) layer, and a base layer provided on at least one of the surfaces of the facing wherein said base layer is a polyurethane layer or a polyisocyanurate...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Chemical mechanical polishing pad and method of making same

A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided, comprising: a chemical mechanical polishing layer having a polishing surface; wherein the chemical mechanical polishing layer is formed by combining (a) a poly side (P) liquid component, comprising: an amine-carbon dioxide adduct; and, at least one of a polyol, a polyamine and a alcohol amine; and...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls comprising a plasticized polyurethane layer

A golf ball comprising a core and a cover layer, wherein at least one of the core or cover layer comprises a plasticized polyurethane composition comprising at least one polyurethane and at least one plasticizer.

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Dual core golf ball having negative-hardness-gradient thermoplastic inner core and steep...

A golf ball includes a thermoplastic HNP inner core layer having a center hardness less than the surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient. An outer core layer is disposed about the inner core and is formed from a thermoset rubber composition. The core layer has an inner surface hardness less than the outer surface hardness to define...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Golf ball

An ultra-low compression golf ball is disclosed herein. The core preferably has a PGA compression less than 30. The mantle layer and cover have approximately the same thickness. The cover comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane material and has a specific gravity greater than the core and mantle layer. The golf ball has a PGA compression less than...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
Golf ball incorporating at least one layer formed from a millable polyurethane rubber composition

Golf ball comprising at least one layer having a Shore D material hardness of from about 10 to about 55 and consisting of a millable polyurethane rubber composition comprising rubber consisting of: at least one polyether-based millable polyurethane rubber; at least one polyester-based millable polyurethane rubber; at least one...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Antimicrobial devices comprising polyurethane, and related methods and assemblies

An antimicrobial device comprises a housing structure configured to couple to a medical device and comprising an antimicrobial polymer material comprising polyurethane, the antimicrobial polymer material formulated to at least partially decontaminate surfaces of the medical device in at least temporary physical contact with the housing structure. A...

Company name: Health Line International
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Multi-layered fuel tubing

The invention describes a flexible tubular article for transport of volatile hydrocarbons comprising: (a) an inner layer of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer or a polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer; (b) an intermediate thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer extruded in tubular form over the inner PVDF layer, and (c) a polyvinyl chloride...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> ANTI-SLIP FLOOR MAT
Anti-slip Floor Mat with Transparent Top Surface

This invention provides an anti-slip floor mat with transparent top surface mainly includes a top surface, a PU self-skinning layer and an anti-slip layer stacked together in that order. The top surface is made of a transparent material. The PU self-skinning layer comprises foaming polyurethane and mainly formed by foaming an isocyanate with a...

Company name: Xiamen Sheep Anti-Fatigue Mat
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
Foam furniture molded around a core with a lumbar support protrusion

A foam seating article includes an outer foam layer molded around an inner core of molded foam or expanded polystyrene that includes a lumbar support protrusion. The lumbar support protrusion has a convex outer surface disposed inside the seat back area of the outer foam layer and that is not visible on the outer contour of the seat back area. The...

Company name: Zinus
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Golf sandal

A golf sandal for providing comfort, stability, and superior traction. More specifically, a golf sandal having an outsole and midsole made of polyurethane, a gap between the outsole and the midsole, a strap having a central portion located in the gap between the outsole and midsole and ends that secure to each other, and a plurality of soft spikes...

Company name: Swannies Footwear
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
The influence of reactive organoclay on a biorenewable castor oil‐based polyurethane...

Polylactide (PLA) is the most extensively reviewed and utilized biodegradable and renewable thermoplastic polyester, with potential to replace conventional petroleum-based polymeric materials. To improve the toughness of PLA, castor oil-based polyurethane prepolymer (COPUP) toughened PLA nanocomposites were prepared via the melt mixing process and...

Company name: Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
A new insight into polyurethane foam deterioration - the use of Raman microscopy for the evaluation...

This research aims at bringing new contributions for lowering the polyether-based polyurethane (PUR) flexible foam high deterioration rate by studying selected storage conditions. With a life expectancy of 20-50 years, many PUR objects show severe deterioration signs that, so far, cannot be prevented. To establish a preservation strategy, a...

Company name: Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Acylase‐containing polyurethane coatings with anti‐biofilm activity

Due to the prevalence of biofilm-related infections, which are mediated by bacterial quorum sensing, there is a critical need for materials and coatings that resist biofilm formation. We have developed novel anti-biofilm coatings that disrupt quorum sensing in surface-associated bacteria via the immobilization of acylase in polyurethane films....

Company name: University of Colorado at Boulder
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FIBER / FILLER REINFORCED
Recent development and future trends in coir fiber‐reinforced green polymer composites: Review...

Development of natural fiber composites with thermoplastics and thermosets finds applications in various fields, from agriculture to automotive. It can reduce the dependency on petroleum resources which causes several environmental problems. Natural fibers are renewable and biodegradable that reduces carbon footprint to the environment. Coir fibers...

Company name: Centre for Biopolymer Science and Technology
Published On: Monday January 02nd, 2017

 
 

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