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  Issue-641 - January 23, 2017   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
BYK: Laboratory inauguration in Russia

On December 15, 2016, BYK celebrated - together with HOMA, a manufacturer of dispersions and emulsions based in Dzerzhinsk, Russia - the opening of an ultra-modern laboratory for BYK's application technology in Shchyolkovo, near Moscow. In a space of more than 125 m2, all the necessary conditions are now created for providing rapid, professional...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
FOAMS
Foam Expo - Speaker Spotlight: Nathan Elliot, Chief Marketing Officer, Foamcraft Inc

Founded in 1952, Foamcraft Inc is a family business that has been fabricating foam for 65 years. The company originally distributed latex foam through what was then Firestone Tire and Rubber, before growing to become the largest fabricator of polyurethane foam for the furniture industry in the Midwest.Foamcraft's Nathan Elliott has been in the foam...

Company name: Foamcraft
Published On: Sunday January 22nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
LANXESS at the ECS 2017 in Nuremberg: Wide-ranging products and services for the toughest demands in...

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing its omprehensive product portfolio for manufacturing coating materials at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, from April 4 to 6, 2017. Examples include benzyl products, the latest biocides and environmentally friendly colorants. One of the highlights will be the new...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
PPG acquires automotive refinish coatings company Futian Xinshi

PPG today announced that it has acquired certain assets of automotive refinish coatings company Futian Xinshi (Futian). Financial terms were not disclosed.With approximate sales of $15 million in 2016, Futian is a privately owned company based in the Guangdong province of China. Futian distributes its products in China through a network of more...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Innovative Chemical Products Group Announces Acquisition of Rock-Tred by Construction Division

Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) has announced the acquisition of Rock-Tred Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer floor coating solutions that repair, maintain, protect and beautify floors. Rock-Tred will be integrated into ICP Construction, Inc., one of the three divisions of the ICP Group.ICP Construction has two primary...

Company name: Innovative Chemical Products
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
New AkzoNobel site strengthens leading powder coatings position in China

AkzoNobel has officially opened its €11 million powder coatings facility in Chengdu, western China. The new site will help to meet growing demand in the region and supply customers with a full range of powder products for the automotive, construction, furniture and IT industries.The company now operates six powder coatings sites in the China...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
APS Elastomers now offers thermochromatic colors for its TPU

Dakota Joseph, a high school senior at Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan spent five weeks at APS Elastomers fulfilling his final year's required practicum. The Practicum Experience at Henry Ford Academy is a supervised work-based learning experience in which students are placed with a local business to learn in an environment where they make...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Foam Expo - Exhibitor Spotlight: Chris Howard, Engineering Manager, RPM, KraussMaffei Corporation

The KraussMaffei Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. Its engineering manager Chris Howard joined the company in 2011, starting in a project managing role before graduating to engineering manager of the RPM division in September 2014. In this role, Howard...

Company name: KraussMaffei
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> FORMLINERS
Germany's leading manufacturer of reusable elastic formliners presents itself between 16th and 21st...

We introduce you to the world of unlimited creative freedom in concrete design with our custom-made, photo- and 3D-concrete. Besides the exhibition of the polygonal façade of the Evangelical-Lutheran Regional Church in Munich and the concert hall in Katowice in Poland, we present our newest standard formliners. Virtual Reality (VR) can take the...

Company name: Reckli
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Dur-A-Flex Launches Game-Changing New Product at World of Concrete 2017

Dur-A-Flex, Inc. has expanded its Accelera Fast-Track Flooring family with the introduction of Accelera S. The most revolutionary product of the Accelera family to date, Accelera S is a smooth, high-gloss floor system consisting of two coats of a single pigmented material, each coat offering cure times as fast as 2 hours. Accelera S replaces the...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Polyolefin foam forms rear seat base in Toyota C-HR

A grade of Piocelan polyethylene/polypropylene (PE/PP) hybrid foam developed by Sekisui Plastics Co., Ltd. (Osaka Japan) has been adopted in the seat base of Toyota Motor's latest C-HR model that debuted in Japan last September. Sekisui Plastics is also responsible for molding of the component, which is processed using a wire insert-molding...

Company name: Sekisui Plastics
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Mobility competence centre in California / Acoustic and thermal management solutions

Swiss automotive OEM supplier Autoneum , a specialist in acoustic and thermal management solutions, is establishing a competence centre for new forms of mobility in Sunnyvale, California / USA. With the new US location, it hopes to profit from the proximity to innovative Silicon Valley companies while evaluating the potential of current automotive...

Company name: Autoneum
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
ContiTech focuses its conveyor belt business more on industrial applications in the future.

ContiTech has strategically reorganized its conveyor belt business to focus more on its industrial applications business in the future. For this purpose, the conveyor belt specialist has created the new segment, Industrial Belt Solutions. "Our conveyor belt portfolio for industrial applications is growing steadily. Service and digitalization also...

Company name: ContiTech
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Acquisition of LM Skumplast / Boosts offering of PU/PIR products for insulation

Denmark's SP Group, through its Tinby subsidiary, has acquired LM Skumplast, a manufacturer of polyurethane (PU) and polyisocyanurate (PIR) foamed products used in insulation products. SP has paid DKK 6.6m (EUR 0.9m) for the company, which includes DKK 200,000 in debt.LM Skumplast, which has 6 employees, caters mostly to the Danish market and also...

Company name: Tinby
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
PFA begins executive search process

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) has begun the search for a future Executive Director, in anticipation of the current Director's retirement at the end of 2018.As part of the transition process, PFA has created a new position of Associate Director, which is available immediately with the expectation that the individual would become Executive...

Company name: Everchem
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
ISOPA Driver Training trainer session -- March 9th, 2017

An ISOPA 1st Tier Trainer session will be held in German/English on March 9th, 2017 (13H30-17H) at the Covestro Premises in Leverkusen.This time, this event will be kindly sponsored by COVESTRO.The training is open to trainers who have a trainer card who will expire during the course of this year, new trainers and new companies provided that they...

Company name: the European trade association for producers of diisocyanates and polyols
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
Hybrid Receives Pilot Order From Chinese Distributor For Field Trials

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a pilot order from one of its Chinese-based distributors. This pilot order, as the Company's most recently received European pilot order, will be used to finalize field trials during the second quarter of 2017 and is the final step before the company starts to receive...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
Huntsman Retains Textile Effects Business; Names Spin 'Venator Materials Corporation'; Amends Form...

Huntsman Corporation today announced that it has decided to retain the Textile Effects business and exclude it from its planned Pigments and Additives spin-off. Strong pricing recovery for titanium dioxide and the identification of business improvement opportunities representing more than $75 million in annual EBITDA are expected to significantly...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Wednesday January 18th, 2017

 
RPM International Acquires Prime Resins

RPM International Inc. today announced that it has acquired Prime Resins to be part of its USL Group. Prime Resins is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and equipment for infrastructure construction and repair. Headquartered in Conyers, Georgia, Prime Resins has annual net sales of approximately $7 million. Terms of the transaction, which is...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
Jim Calkin Honored by Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology

James F. Calkin retired in December 2016 after serving HORN in the coatings industry for 33 years. He has made an impact not only on HORN's business throughout the years, but also the coatings industry through his support of Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT) and the coatings program at California Polytechnic State University, San...

Company name: The E.T. Horn Company
Published On: Friday January 20th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Process for the preparation of multifunctional polycarbodiimides which are used as crosslinking...

A process for the preparation of multifunctional polycarbodiimides, which are used as crosslinking agents, in which the polycarbodiimide is prepared by reacting mono- and polyisocyanates in the presence of a mono- or polyisocyanate that contains one or multiple additional reactive functional groups and in the presence of a carbodiimide catalyst,...

Company name: Stahl International
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Two-step and one-pot processes for preparation of aliphatic diisocyanates

The present invention relates to using a two-step (thermolysis) or one-pot process to prepare aliphatic diisocyanates from aliphatic diamines and diaryl carbonates. Polyisocyanates can also be prepared from polyamines and diaryl carbonates. The present synthetic processes do not apply phosgene or highly toxic reagents and chloro-solvents during the...

Company name: Great Eastern Resins Industrial
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Water-based color compositions

Inventive embodiments disclosed herein include a water-based formulation that includes silane-modified Styrene/acrylic ester copolymer in a concentration of 29.0 percent by weight; polycarbonate polyurethane dispersion in a concentration of 5.0 percent by weight; propylene glycol butyl ether in a concentration of 3.0 percent by weight; and water in...

Company name: Coty
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Luminescent markings

Reflective luminescent markings on a road or sign surface are formed by applying onto the surface a base material which is liquid in an initial state for application and sets or cures to form a solid layer after application where the base material contains a fine/medium filler material of glass ground from recycled materials in a rotary mill....

Company name: Patent Applied Technology
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition for coated substrates and methods of making the same

A coating composition including a hydrophobic first aliphatic polyisocyanate, a second aliphatic polyisocyanate including a hydrophilic portion, a polyester polyol, a hydrophilic polyol, and a fluorinated polyol compound is disclosed. A coated substrate including a topcoat including the composition is also disclosed. Methods of forming the topcoat...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
Polyurethane coating composition, multilayer surface coatings having a matt surface produced...

The invention relates to coating compositions based on organic solvents and comprising at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), at least one crosslinking agent (B) having groups reactive toward hydroxyl groups, and at least one silica gel based matting agent (M), wherein (i) the matting agent (M) is surface-modified with one or more waxes,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LOW VOC
Coating composition

The invention relates to coating compositions which have a low VOC (less than 250 g/l), are fast drying, and have excellent erosion resistance. These coating compositions comprise a film forming resin comprise one or more polyamine(s) containing secondary amine groups and specific aliphatic and/or aromatic esters. The coating compositions are...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurethane based insulated glass sealant

Embodiments of the invention provide for polyurethane-based sealants. The sealants include a reaction product of a reaction system which includes at least one isocyanate, and at least one polyester polyol. The polyester polyol includes a reaction product of a polyester reaction mixture which includes one or more hydrophobic monomers, one or more...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Moisture-proof material

The present invention relates to a moisture-proof material having a polyurethane film substrate and an adhesive layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate, which material shows a tensile strength of not less than 7500 psi, and an elongation at break of not less than 550%.

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes with crystalline chain ends

The present invention relates to novel thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions that have crystalline chain ends. The TPU compositions of the invention can provide improved resiliency, lower surface free energy, and/or reduced stickiness, while maintaining other desirable physical properties. The present invention also provides the described...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
Electrostatic dissipative polyester TPU and compositions thereof

The present invention relates to an electrostatic dissipative thermoplastic polyurethane composition made by reacting (a) at least one polyester polyol intermediate with (b) at least one diisocyanate and (c) at least one chain extender. The polyester polyol intermediate, may be derived from at least one dialkylene glycol and at least one...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
Thermoplastic polyurethane composite material composition, thermoplastic polyurethane composite...

A thermoplastic polyurethane composite material composition includes a plastic base material and a curing agent, the plastic base material includes a thermoplastic polyurethane and a silicone gum including at least two alkenyl groups in each of molecules thereof, wherein the thermoplastic polyurethane and the silicone gum are uniformly mixed, and a...

Company name: Evermore Chemical Industry
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> PILLOWS
Modified foam layer and waterbase pillow

A bed pillow with a water-bag support base advantageously includes a compressible foam layer above the water-bag base. The foam layer includes an upper portion of a memory foam and a lower density polyurethane foam therebelow. The low density polyurethane foam includes a convoluted base and vertically extending air vent channels are provided...

Company name: IWI
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Cleaning blade and cleaning device

To provide a cleaning blade having an elastic body portion containing urethane rubber and a support member supporting the elastic body portion. A free end portion of the elastic body has a first region in which the Young's modulus gradually decreases in the depth direction from the principal surface facing the surface of the member to be cleaned on...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
Method for manufacturing cleaning blade, cleaning blade, image formation device, and process...

A method for producing a cleaning blade including at least a strip-shaped elastic blade, the method including: (1) a step of producing an elastic blade preform formed of a polyurethane rubber; (2) a step of impregnating at least a part, which is to contact an image bearer, of the elastic blade preform with an ultraviolet-curable composition...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball manufacturing method

The invention provides a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer over the core, wherein an outermost layer of the cover is molded of a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyurea and mixtures thereof. The method includes at least the following steps (1) and (2): (1)...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for producing cyclic carbonates

Linear or cyclic carbonates as potential monomers for isocyanate-free polyurethanes and polycarbonates were prepared from polyols and dialkyl carbonates or diphenyl carbonates. This invention was developed to produce linear or cyclic carbonates with or without using catalysts. Polyol compounds were reacted with carbonates such as dimethyl carbonate...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS
A review on surface treatment for concrete - Part 2: Performance

There are variety of surface treatments used for concrete structures protection. This paper presents a review of the effect of surface treatments on mechanical properties and durability concrete, and the durability of treatment materials themselves. Several common surface treatment are reviewed, including acrylic coating, polyurethane coating,...

Company name: Hunan University of Science and Technology
Published On: Tuesday January 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> SHAPE-MEMORY
Electrical actuation and shape memory behavior of polyurethane composites incorporated with printed...

In this study, a novel digitally controlled spraying-evaporation deposition modeling process was used to deposit carbon nanotube (CNT) layers on shape memory polymer (SMP) films. This system is able to produce CNT layers with variable thicknesses and arbitrary patterns on defined locations. The study on the electrical properties of composite films...

Company name: University of Central Florida
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Inherently X-ray opaque polyurethane microspheres for biomedical applications

In this work synthesis and characterization of inherently X-ray opaque, nonresorbable polyurethane microspheres with well-calibrated particles in a defined range of sizes suitable for embolization is reported. In order to impart X-ray opacity to the polyurethane, a bifunctional monomer, namely, 4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (BPA) was iodinated...

Company name: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Fabrication of isocyanate‐based polyimide foam by a postgrafting method

Density and flame retardancy controlled isocyanate‐based polyimide foam was prepared by a postgrafting method. The first solution containing prepolymer that was synthesized by dianhydride and overdose isocyanates was added into the second solution containing dianhydride derivatives, water, catalysts, and surfactants. The possible reactions...

Company name: Harbin Engineering University
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2017

 
 

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