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  Issue-640 - January 16, 2017   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> LIGHT STAB. & UV ABS.
BASF increases prices for certain Tinuvin products

Effective January 11, 2017 or as contracts allow, BASF will increase the price of light stabilizers Tinuvin 770, Tinuvin 765 and Tinuvin 791 by 15 to 20 percent as a result of raw material price increases.

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Chemtura's Great Lakes Solutions Flame Retardant Business Expands Its Distribution Relationship with...

Chemtura Corporation announces today that Azelis Americas will be the sole distributor for its Great Lakes Solutions flame retardant products* in the USA and Canada. This will encompass the complete brominated and phosphorus flame retardant product portfolios in combination with antimony and synergist and will become effective on Feb 01st, 2017....

Company name: Azelis
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Honeywell Announces New Winners For Promotion That Highlights Use Of Environmentally Preferable...

Honeywell is pleased to announce Paul Dion, Mark Eichinger, Charles Redmond and Steve Nelson as the newest winners of its "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. They join the first winner, Joe Steffes, in receiving a $500 prize for submitting eligible projects into the sweepstakes.The "Hit a Foam Run" contest centers on Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday January 13th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Chem-Trend at Polyurethanex 2017

Chem-Trend continues participation in the development of the global polyurethane industry by exhibiting at Polyurethanex in Moscow, Russia. Our industry specialists will be available in Hall 2, Pavillion 1 at Booth # 1N01 to discuss our latest technological advancements in products designed to enhance polyurethane manufacturers' competitiveness in...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

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

Effective February 1, 2017, or as contracts allow, Stepan Polska will increase prices for STEPANPOL Polyester Polyols (insulation applications) in Europe by €150 per metric ton. The increase is necessary due to rising raw material and production costs.

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Friday January 13th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Polyurethane Foam Association Discusses Key Issues

More than 120 executives gathered for the Polyurethane Foam Association member meeting Nov. 2-4, 2016, in San Antonio for in-depth discussions of industry issues, including technical advancements, regulatory action and industry education.The Loudon, Tennessee-based association's fall gathering brought together foam manufacturers, chemical suppliers...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG to highlight automotive coatings at 2017 NAIAS

PPG will present a full range of automotive coatings solutions during preview days at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit's Cobo Center, Jan. 11-12. As one of few companies worldwide to manufacture coatings in every major technology platform, PPG will use video and product exhibits to demonstrate coatings systems...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
January issue of European Coatings Journal is out

For the end customer who buys an architectural paint, aesthetics are everything.After all, dream houses simply must have beautiful façades. To ensure that façades retain their good looks over the long term, modern high-performance coatings must offer functionalities that go beyond aesthetics. Lenine de Sousa Gomes, Wacker Chemie AG, has written a...

Company name: European Coatings Journal
Published On: Friday January 13th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Construction on APF's New Manufacturing Facility Hitting Milestone as Flooring Installation...

Construction on our new 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is progressing according to schedule, and now several of our high-performance flooring systems are being installed in the new building. The mixed-use building will feature an 18,000-square-foot production area, 18,000 square feet set aside for storage/warehouse space and 14,000...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Tuesday January 10th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
IFS Coatings announce Environmental Product Declarations for architectural range of powder coatings

IFS Coatings today announced that the IFS Coatings Architectural Series now has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for each product in the range.An EPD is an internationally recognized and standardized document, based on a life cycle assessment, that is used to communicate information about the potential environmental and human health...

Company name: IFS Coatings
Published On: Monday January 16th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure Sensitive Label Manufacturer MACtac Americas LLC Acquired

Pressure sensitive label manufacturer MACtac LLC was acquired by Tokyo-based adhesive products manufacturer LINTEC Corp. The acquisition covers MACtac's North American and Mexican production facilities and markets. Its European operation was sold to Avery Dennison in August. MACtac provides materials to the label printing, packaging, graphic...

Company name: MACtac
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Resilent Riding Fun for Cool Cruiser - New video from BASF

High-quality longboard wheels of the kind produced by the Californian manufacturer AEND Industries, for example, are made from polyurethane cast elastomers. These plastic systems combine resilient elasticity, mechanical load bearing capacity and high abrasion resistance in an almost ideal manner. Watch here how the Californian specialists unite the...

Company name: BASF Intermediates
Published On: Tuesday January 10th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
KraussMaffei with new agency KSF in Iran

KraussMaffei announced that it has a new agency in Iran and thus wants to further strengthen its market position in injection moulding and reaction process machinery in this region. KaranSimaFam, a family-run company in the Iranian plastics industry with over 50 years of experience, represents KraussMaffei with the new company Krasifam (KSF)."We...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
Start-up and adjusting of OSV S400 machine for processing 2K polyurethane adhesives

Engineers and technologists of our company finished the year 2016 by conducting the installation and adjusting of OSV S400 machine for our customer from Ukraine. The company deals with the development, production and technical maintenance of LCVs on the truck chassis. Mixing and casting machine is designed for the application of two-component...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday January 13th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Applications of high-performance insulation presented in three customer projects

How will we construct the buildings of the future? And how will we reconcile energy efficiency, architectural aspirations, and the best-possible home comfort? With SLENTITE, BASF is providing answers to these questions. At BAU 2017, taking place in Munich from January 16 to 21, the new high-performance insulation material is being presented in...

Company name: BASF - Performance Materials Division
Published On: Monday January 16th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Lapp Group announces OLFLEX 409 P PUR control cable

Lapp Group USA announces its OLFLEX 409 P PUR control cable for oil- and abrasion-resistant industrial machine tools and appliances.A special interstice filling functional layer on a special PVC base enables more efficient and reliable stripping and ensures improved stripping characteristics, reduction of damage to core insulation, less subsequent...

Company name: Lapp Group
Published On: Monday January 16th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
PV belts for drive applications

Megadyne V-ribbed belts are endless rubber or polyurethane belts with longitudinal V-shaped grooves. They transmit the motor power by friction from the driver to the driven side of the machine.PV belts provide high flexibility and great power performance as they combine the benefits of flat and V belts. Due to the use of high-quality components and...

Company name: Megadyne
Published On: Monday January 16th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
American Roller Co. Launches New Website

American Roller Company is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed, mobile friendly, website at www.americanroller.com. The site improves ease of navigation and provides richer content on American Roller capabilities. Through our expanded products, services, and solution searches, we are sharing the many ways we help increase our...

Company name: American Roller
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Purchasers of Polyurethane Foam Products Purchased in Canada Between January 1, 1999 and January 10,...

There are class action lawsuits certified/authorized across Canada alleging that the makers of Polyurethane Foam Products fixed the price of those products in Canada. The defendants deny those allegations.The Courts have already approved a settlement with defendants Domfoam/Valle Foam and certain individuals and $5,450,780.44 has been recovered....

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Products - Canada Class Action Lawsuit
Published On: Monday January 16th, 2017

 
DUNA-USA Starts Expansion of Baytown, Texas Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Manufacturing Facility

DUNA-USA has started a multi-million dollar expansion of its Baytown, TX plant to meet increased production demands for the insulation, aerospace, sign and tooling industries. The expansion is expected to be completed in late 2017 and will help increase productivity and reduce lead time for shipments throughout the United States and Canada.A...

Company name: The DUNA Group
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
Stampfli Named artimelt CEO

artimelt recently announced it has appointed Walter Stampfli as chief executive officer (CEO). Stampfli reportedly has 19 years of experience in the global adhesives industry. Most recently, he worked for Henkel as general manager of industrial adhesives, where he was responsible for the adhesives used in engineered wood applications.Previously, he...

Company name: artimelt
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
Polycoat Products Appoints New National Sales Manager

Polycoat Products, a division of American Polymers Corp., is proud to announce the promotion of Ron Kelly to National Sales Manager for the company's Waterproofing Division. Polycoat Products' former Technical Sales Manager will now be responsible for all waterproofing products sales in both the United States and Canada, including high-performance...

Company name: Polycoat Products
Published On: Friday January 06th, 2017

 
Elite Comfort Solutions Appoints Chris Chrisafides as Chief Executive Officer

Elite Comfort Solutions LLC (ECS) today announced that the board of directors has selected Chris Chrisafides as its Chief Executive Officer.Chrisafides most recently led Dow Chemical's North American $1.0+ billion polyurethane division as the Commercial Vice President. Prior to that he served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including...

Company name: Elite Comfort Solutions
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
Simon Storer appointed as BRUFMA Chief Executive

BRUFMA is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Storer as its new Chief Executive, effective 9 January 2017.With a career in the construction industry, public affairs and communications that spans more than 30 years, Simon brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will provide enormous benefit to the association. Tasked with...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Tuesday January 10th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> OLIGOMERS
Curing method for polyether

This invention relates to a novel curing method of oligomers, using metal triflates, and particularly to the curing of hydroxyl terminated elastomers to achieve crosslinked polymers. The method finds particular use as an alternative cure methodology to replace isocyanate curing. There is further provided a cured and crosslinked polymer binder,...

Company name: QinetiQ Farnborough
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for isocyanate modification using catalysts with an NPN sequence

The invention relates to a method for modifying isocyanates, wherein at least one organic monomer isocyanate having an NCO functionality >1 is oligomerised in the presence of at least one catalyst, said method being characterised in that the catalyst comprises at least one specific compound having an NPN sequence selected from compounds of formula...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
Process for isocyanate modification using spirocyclic ammonium salts as catalyst

The Invention relates to a process for modifying isocyanates, in which at least one monomeric organic isocyanate having an NCO functionality>1 is oligomerized in the presence of at least one spirocyclic ammonium salt having a cation of the formula I as catalysts for the isocyanate modification, where substituents X and Y in the N positions are...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersions

The present invention relates to a polyurethane dispersion comprising particles of a polyurethane dispersed in a dispersing medium, wherein the polyurethane is obtainable by reacting a polyol and an isocyanate, wherein the polyol comprises at least one dimer fatty residue selected from a dimer fatty diacid residue, a dimer fatty diol residue and a...

Company name: Croda International
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Radiation curable compositions

The present invention provides for an ethylenically unsaturated hydroxyl-terminated polyurethane (I) obtained by reacting (i) at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound (A) containing at least two reactive groups capable of reacting with isocyanate groups and at least one ethylenically unsaturated group; with (ii) at least one saturated...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SOLVENT BASED
Solvent borne coating composition having improved sag resistance and process for producing coatings...

A solvent borne brushable coating composition having improved sag resistance and process for using the same are provided. The composition includes a crosslinkable component having one or more polymers having two or more crosslinkable groups a crosslinking component comprising one or more crosslinking agents having crosslinking groups; and a sag...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Methods of using thermoplastic polyurethanes in selective laser sintering and systems and articles...

The present invention relates to systems and methods for solid freeform fabrication, especially selective laser sintering, as well as various articles made using the same, where the systems and methods utilize certain thermoplastic polyurethanes which are particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
Stabilized plasticizers for thermoplastic polyurethane

The present invention relates to a process for producing a thermoplastic polyurethane, comprising the provision of a composition Z(W) comprising at least one carbodiimide selected from the group consisting of monomeric aliphatic carbodiimides, oligomeric aliphatic carbodiimides, polymeric aliphatic carbodiimides, monomeric aromatic carbodiimides,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
Biodegradable polyurethane and polyurethane ureas

This invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane or polyurethane/ureas comprising isocyanate, polyol and a conventional chain extender and/or a chain extender having a hydrolysable linking group and their use in tissue engineering and repair applications, particularly as stents and stent coating.

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Impregnated reinforcing fiber yarn and its use in producing composite materials

A pre-impregnated yarn including a bundle of reinforcing fiber filaments having a bundle interior and a bundle outer side, a first resin composition, and a second resin composition. The first resin composition includes at least one urethane resin, H1, produced from a reaction of a bifunctional aromatic epoxy compound based on bisphenol A, an...

Company name: Toho Tenax
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Composite body and method of making the same

A composite body is provided that includes a rigid polyurethane foam shell and an elastomeric polyurethane layer disposed over the rigid polyurethane foam shell. The rigid polyurethane foam shell defines a cavity within the composite body. The rigid polyurethane foam shell has a closed cell content of at least 70% and comprises the reaction product...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Polyurethane nanocomposites

Polyurethane nanocomposites are provided which include a polyurethane and surface modified silica nanoparticles covalently bound into the polyurethane. High loadings in excess of 30% may be achieved. In some embodiments, the silica nanoparticles are covalently bound to the polyurethane polymer through a linkage derived from a surface-modifying...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Headrest and vehicle seat provided therewith, and method of manufacturing headrest

It is obtained a headrest and a vehicle seat provided therewith and a method of manufacturing a headrest, that can reduce load to a neck portion of a vehicle occupant at a time of a rear collision while ensuring NV performance. A first urethane and a second urethane are disposed at an inner side of a headrest skin of a vehicle seat, and structure a...

Company name: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Polishing pad

A polishing pad has a polishing layer that is formed of a polyurethane foam having fine cells. The polyurethane foam is a reaction cured body of a chain extender and an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer which is obtained by reacting a prepolymer starting material composition that contains an isocyanate component, a high molecular weight polyol and...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Thermoplastic polyurethane compositions for golf balls

A golf ball comprising: (A) a core; (B) optionally, at least one intermediate layer; and (C) a cover layer, wherein the cover layer or the intermediate layer comprises a polyurethane-urea composition that is the reaction product of: (i) a thermoplastic polyurethane-urea formed as a reaction product of (a) a diol or polyol, (b) a first isocyanate,...

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymerizable composition for optical material and optical material

Disclosed is a polymerizable composition for an optical material containing polyisocyanate (a) including aliphatic polyisocyanate (a1) and a modified aliphatic polyisocyanate (a2); and polythiol (b) having a di- or higher functional thiol group, in which the modified aliphatic polyisocyanate (a2) is contained in the polyisocyanate (a) in the amount...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Abrasion-resistant belt

A belt having a first cover layer with a first top surface and preferably also a second cover layer with a second top surface, wherein the first cover layer and, if present, the second cover layer are made of a foam having a thermoplastic or thermoplastic elastomer, in particular a TPU or PEBA. The belt is suitable e.g. as a machine tape in mail...

Company name: Habasit Belting, Inc
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Use of carbodiimide-containing compositions for controlling pot life

The invention relates to the use of carbodiimide-containing compositions for controlling pot life in the production of polyurethane (PU)-based systems, preferably PU elastomers, PU adhesives, PU casting resins or PU foams.

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
Lignocellulosic article and method of producing same

A lignocellulosic article comprises a plurality of lignocellulosic pieces and a binding agent disposed on the plurality of lignocellulosic pieces. The binding agent is formed from a high temperature polymerization (HTP) polyol and an isocyanate component. A method of producing the lignocellulosic article is also disclosed.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Shape-Memory-Self-Healing Polymers (SMSHPS)

A shape-memory self-healing polymeric network (SMSHP) is useful as a molded part, a coating, or as a matrix for a composite that can be repaired by heating to a controlled temperature. The SMSHP has thermally reversible repeating units where a thermally reversible adduct is situated between two common linking units formed during a polymerization...

Company name: University of Florida
Published On: Thursday January 12th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYBUTABIENE
Hydroxyl-Terminated Polybutadiene Liquid Resins for Adhesives Applications

Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) resins occupy a unique space within the landscape of commercially available polyols in the context of polyurethane elastomers. Characterized by low temperature flexibility, hydrophobicity and hydrolytic stability, polyurethane elastomers present solutions to strenuous applications in the adhesives and...

Company name: Total Cray Valley
Published On: Wednesday January 11th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Effect of graphene on the sound damping properties of flexible polyurethane foams

The sound absorption coefficient, airflow resistivity and cell size of polyurethane (PU) foam with graphene as a solid-type additive and tetramethylsilane (TEMS) as a liquid-type additive were investigated. The results show that the sound absorption coefficient and airflow resistivity are closely related, and that increase of the flow resistivity...

Company name: Korea University
Published On: Saturday January 14th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Effect of ingredient ratios of rigid polyurethane foam on foam core panels properties

One‐step manufacturing process (in‐situ foaming) provide great potential for the production of foam core panels. Polyurethane (PU) foam showed good applicability for use for in‐situ foaming. Here, the effect of ingredient ratios of rigid PU foam on foam performance and panel properties is investigated. It was observed that the...

Company name: University Noor
Published On: Saturday January 14th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> THERMOPLASTIC
Isocyanate‐ and Solvent‐Free Route to Thermoplastic Poly(amide‐urea) Derived from...

This study reports on tailoring biobased aliphatic poly(amide‐urea) (PAU) thermoplastics by means of reactive extrusion requiring neither the use of diisocyanate monomers nor time‐consuming PAU polycondensation in a separate step prior to melt processing. Key intermediate is N,N′‐carbonyl‐biscaprolactam (CBC), which...

Company name: Freiburg Materials Research Center
Published On: Saturday January 14th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> OIL ABSORPTION
Direct Silanization of Polyurethane Foams for Efficient Selective Absorption of Oil from Water

Absorption is an effective method to collect oil spills and solvent leakages from water. However, the currently used oil absorbents are still suffering from high cost, tedious preparation, and low recyclability. In this work, we report an extremely simple and low‐cost strategy to produce oil absorbents by directly coupling alkoxysilane onto...

Company name: Nanjing Tech University
Published On: Saturday January 14th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DENTAL RESTORATION
Biobased isosorbide methacrylate monomer as an alternative to bisphenol A glycerolate dimethacrylate...

In this study, a new biobased isosorbide urethane methacrylic monomer [isosorbide‐derived urethane dimethacrylate (Is‐UDMA)] was evaluated as a replacement for currently used bisphenol A glycerolate dimethacrylate (Bis‐GMA) based dental restorative materials. Dental composites were prepared at different Is‐UDMA and...

Company name: Centro de Investigacion en Quimica Aplicada
Published On: Saturday January 14th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyurethanes based on isophorone diisocyanate trimer and polypropylene glycol crosslinked by...

Crosslinked self-healing polyurethanes based on Diels-Alder (DA) reaction were synthesized from a trifunctionalized isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and polypropyleneglycol prepolymer with furfuryl alcohol and a commercial bismaleimide. The DA reaction was followed by FTIR spectroscopy at different temperatures. From the infrared results the kinetic...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Saturday January 14th, 2017

 
 

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