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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> LIGHT STAB. & UV ABS.
BASF to launch new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings

BASF introduces new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings. The five products from the Tinuvin DW (N) range as well as Tinuvin 249 will meet the increasing demand for high-performance light stabilizers to formulate durable coatings for exterior use. From April 4 to 6, BASF is going to present these and other new products at the 2017 European...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Safic-Alcan to Supply Ashland's Specialty Solvents in France

Safic-Alcan has announced a partnership with Ashland for the resale of their specialty solvents products in France.Increasing Portfolio with Innovative IngredientsThe agreement allows Safic-Alcan to resell specialty solvents from Ashland, one of the leading global manufacturers of specialty chemicals. N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) M-Pyrol can be...

Company name: Safic-Alcan
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Do you need Flame Retardant Plastics?

When designing your next custom moulding(s) to enshroud your new innovation, do you need to consider using a flame retardant material and if so, what category level?For example, a fundamental requirement for FDA (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approval is a UL94/VO flame retardant rating so it is important to understand your requirements...

Company name: Midas Pattern Company
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
The Winning Continues In Honeywell's Hit A Foam Run Promotion

Honeywell is pleased to announce that nine contractors have now been named as winners in its "Hit a Foam Run" promotion. Joining past winners are Skylar Swinford of EnergySeal in Boise, Idaho; Tamara Serrao of Falso in Syracuse, N.Y.; Marie Datil of Roof King Inc. in Margate, Fla; and Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, Wis. Each of...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Repsol Opens Pilot Plant for Sustainable PC Polyol Production

Repsol has developed a new type of polyol, polycarbonate polyol, which will partially replace its raw material, propylene oxide with the abundant and sustainable alternative, CO2. Polyol with a 20% of CO2This will result in reduction in the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and, consequently, lessening environmental footprint impact.Repsol...

Company name: Repsol YPF
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Siegwerk to address Interpack with tailor-made ink solutions

At Interpack 2017's supplier tradefair named Components, Siegwerk will demonstrate its tailor-made ink solutions and services that address current and future packaging trends at Booth E13 in Hall 18.Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, president EMEA at Siegwerk, said, "The Components is an ideal touch point for sharing ideas as well as discussing challenges and...

Company name: Siegwerk
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Michelman presents water-based binders and surface additives

Michelman is featuring a selection of its environmentally friendly binder and surface additive solutions at The Waterborne Symposium (stand 120), being held from 19 - 24 February 2017 in New Orleans, LA, USA. The company is showcasing solutions that enhance the barrier and functional properties of architectural speciality coatings, industrial &...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
FOAMS
Foam Expo to Open next week

Thought Leaders from the Entire Foam Manufacturing Value Chain Gather in Michigan this February for 1st Annual Foam ExpoRepresentatives from the sector's major organizations will meet to discuss regulation, industry standards, emerging trends, foam applications, sustainability and market opportunities at Foam ExpoNovi, Michigan -- Opening in two...

Company name: Foam Expo
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Recticel introduces new low lambda technology

Recticel announced that its Insulation division has launched a new technology for the production of rigid polyurethane insulation boards with a thermal conductivity of 0.019 W/mK, offering a 13 % better insulation performance than existing products. The so called Xentro technology will be commercialised in cavity and floor applications under the...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
AkzoNobel to build innovation hub in the UK

AkzoNobel announced that it will invest EUR 12.6 million in a new research and innovation hub in Felling, UK. The facility is expected to be operational at the end of 2018 and will be home to more than 100 of the coatings industry's leading scientists and technical experts, who will work on developing protective coatings for the energy, mining,...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Volatile Free, Inc. Announces New VFI - Deck Coating System

The leadership at Volatile Free, Inc. (VFI) has launched the new VFI-Deck Coating System. It features a five layer system designed to protect various types of concrete structures. VFI-Deck Coating System provides superior waterproofing protection while maintaining maximum slip resistance to the substrate.The types of concrete structures include;...

Company name: Volatile Free
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Remodeling a Bedroom with Polyurethane Foam

When remodeling a bedroom, a homeowner might be more concerned about the design and aesthetics of the finished room, but contractors can make a real impact by offering polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam can be used in a number of ways throughout a bedroom, providing homeowners with a more comfortable and quiet space to retreat.Peaceful...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> EMULSIONS
Reichhold Announces Price Increase for All Coatings Resin Products

Reichhold announced a price increase today on all Solvent-based alkyds, Water-reducible alkyds, Copolymers, Alkyd Emulsions, Acrylic Emulsions, Polyols, Urethanes, Epoxies, Saturated Polyester and Polyester Powder Coating Resins. The selling price increase applies to all products sold in the United States and Canada and is effective for all orders...

Company name: Reichhold
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
ICP Adhesives & Sealants Introduces High Yield, Fast Grabbing Roofing Adhesive Kit

ICP Adhesives & Sealants today announced the release of Polyset Board-Max , a new two-component, low-rise polyurethane foam adhesive engineered to secure insulation and cover boards to various roof decks and substrates.ICP Adhesives & Sealants today announced the release of Polyset Board-Max , a new two-component, low-rise polyurethane foam...

Company name: ICP Adhesives & Sealants
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
Bostik to Exhibit Adhesive Solutions at Foam Expo

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, has announced it will exhibit at Foam Expo in Novi, MI on February 28-March 2. Foam Expo is the first exhibition, conference and networking event for the technical foam industry and makes its debut this year. Organized by Smarter Shows and free to...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FOR 3D PRINTING
Advanc3D develops new thermoplastic polyurethane powder for SLS 3D printing process

German additive manufacturing material producer, Advanc3D has developed a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powder for the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process.The TPU, named Adsint TPU 80 shA, is considered to be the most stretchy material commercially available for SLS 3D printing and represents somewhat of a breakthrough for the...

Company name: Advanc3D
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
General Plastics to Showcase Rigid and Flexible Foam Products at JEC World To Address Composite...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, leading provider of high performance rigid and flexible polyurethane foam and build-to-print parts, will participate in this year's JEC World International Composites Event in Paris, France on March 14 - 16, booth R39a in Hall 6. The company will showcase various product lines which address the industry...

Company name: General Plastics Manufacturing
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
DOPAG is growing in Eastern Europe

DOPAG is continuing its international growth strategy and is expanding its market activities. This month new sales partners have been won in Eastern Europe. Thanks to the new partnerships DOPAG will be able to provide customers from the Baltic Sea to the Caspian Sea with even more intensive and faster service. The new distributors are responsible...

Company name: DOPAG
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2017

 
OSV Technologiya participates at PLAST EXPO UA - 2017

On 28-30 of March OSV Technologiya participates at the 9th International specialized exhibition "PLAST EXPO UA - 2017". It is located in the International exhibition center in Kyiv ("Levоberezhna" metro station). OSV Technologiya will demonstrate in operation its new development in OSV equipment range - three-component machine OSV M5 3K for...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
New campaign on energy-efficient and sustainable construction is now online

Increasing economic benefits while at the same time reducing global warming potential: How products from the Master Builders Solutions range contribute to this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign Quantified Sustainable Benefits - Reduce your Footprint and Boost Your Bottom Line. Through a series of ads and a dedicated website, BASF's...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Home Renovation Couple Realize The True Value of Spray Foam

If you're a fan of the reality series Love It or List It, chances are, you've seen some pretty extensive renovations, in order to address structural or aesthetic issues of the home as well as raise the resale value of a home. Recently, Love It or List It Vancouver has been using Icynene spray foam insulation to help increase the value of the homes...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> FILMS
UFP Technologies Expands Uses for FlexShield Sterile Barrier Integrity Protection

UFP Technologies, a producer of custom-engineered components, specialty packaging, and products, has expanded its FlexShield product line to include sterile barrier integrity protection for virtually any medical device. FlexShield is made from flexible, medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films that are USP Class VI certified,...

Company name: UFP Technologies, Inc
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Dunlop invests millions in Havre de Grace facility to manufacture new boot

Dunlop Protective Footwear has made a seven-figure investment at its Harford County manufacturing facility to produce a new boot in the U.S. instead of abroad.The new Purofort boot is a lighter, thinner version of previous models, and uses the company's proprietary polyurethane technology. The technology uses 1 million evenly-distributed air...

Company name: Dunlop Protective Footwear
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
SPI renamed in Plastics Industry Association

On 6 December 2016, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced its new name, Plastics Industry Association, Plastics for short, and launched a new website.The association builds upon nearly 80 years of history of fostering collaboration among the entire plastics supply chain. The organisation also unveiled a new logo, which is said to...

Company name: Plastics Industry Association
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
Plans have been approved to build a small PU waste incineration plant on Bowesfield Industrial...

A new incineration plant could be set to create more jobs on Teesside.Plans have been approved to build a small waste incineration plant on Bowesfield Industrial Estate in Stockton with the plant creating four full-time roles.The application, which was submitted to Stockton Council in November last year, says the development will "be used for...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
Aero India 2017 Pexa and Socomore commit to Indian Market

Pexa and Socomore have used the occasion of the Aero India 2017 show to commit to their shared strategy of entering and establishing in the fast growing Indian aerospace industry.Aero India showcased the best of the global aerospace industry. Pexa and Socomore exhibited there together and met a number of customers and partners. Pexa is the leading...

Company name: Pexa
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2017

 
WACKER expands production capacity for dispersions at its Burghausen site

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing production plants for polymeric binders in Germany. The Munich-based chemical group is currently building another dispersion reactor with an annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons at its Burghausen site. Some €25 million have been earmarked for the production and local-infrastructure expansion. The plant is...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
Take steps to promote domestic polyurethane industry: IPUA

The Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) wants the government to take steps to promote domestic industry and address issues such as inverted duty structures.The association, which will host the 5th PU Tech exhibition next month with an aim to promote polyurethane, also wants the government to impose only a reasonable duty on the sector under the...

Company name: the Indian Polyurethane Association
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
MCNS Establishes System House in India

Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. (Co-CEO: Ki Don Won, Shingo Shibata; a 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and SKC Co., Ltd.; "MCNS") has decided to establish a manufacturing and sales company of polyurethane system products (System house*) in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India to meet an anticipated increase in polyurethane...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Inc
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
Covestro achieves record year

2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the Group's core volumes increased by 7.5%. With greater capacity utilization across its plants, adjusted EBITDA surged by 22.7% above the 2015 figure to EUR 2.0 billion. Net income more than doubled from EUR 343 million to EUR 795 million. On...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
Successful groundbreaking ceremony - FreiLacke continues to invest in the future

On 16 February 2017, the official groundbreaking ceremony was held at company headquarters in Doggingen for the new extension to powder coating production, which will encompass a logistics centre and cover a gross area of 11,800 m2. The move sees FreiLacke consistently investing in the future, the Doggingen location and the region as a whole.In...

Company name: FreiLacke
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2017

 
Selena Group widens its operations in Bulgaria

At the press conference on 2 February 2017, the representatives of Selena Group marked the strategy and the future development plans of the company as well as the operations programme for the Bulgarian market that included the latest trends in the industry and modern solutions in the construction sector. The conference was also an opportunity to...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2017

 
PEOPLE
AkzoNobel Announces Protective Coatings Hire

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has named coatings industry veteran Steven Feldman to be its business director, Protective Coatings North America.Feldman, who has more than 35 years of experience in the industry, has worked for companies including Philadelphia Resins, Ameron International and, most recently, PPG, where he served as director of...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
New head of Performance Chemicals at BASF

Anup Kothari, currently Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals North America, will become President of BASF's Performance Chemicals division, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Christian Fischer, who has decided to leave the company.

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
PMC Continues Growth Strategy with New Hire

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Joe Hearon, who will join the PMC team as their new Business Development Manager. In this new role, Hearon will be accountable for creating strategies to improve profitability and increase sales. As the Business Development Manager, his responsibilities will include...

Company name: PMC Machinery
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
Foam Expo - Exhibitor Spotlight: Gary Reach, Vice President of Marketing, Innocor Inc

Gary Reach is Vice President of Marketing at Innocor, Inc., focusing on both the company's retail and commercial businesses. Gary joined Innocor from Dow Chemical, where he was responsible for strategic marketing for a variety of global business segments. Prior to Dow, he was a management consultant with Monitor Group advising clients on sales and...

Company name: Innocor
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
Foam Expo - Speaker Spotlight: Larry Armbruster, Commercialization Manager, United Soybean Board

In this Speaker Spotlight of the Conference @ Foam Expo series, conference producer Fleur Jonker speaks to Larry Armbruster, commercialization manager at the United Soybean Board (USB), about the development and adoption of soybean polyols in foam production.Fleur Jonker: Tell us about your role work for the United Soybean Board. What are your key...

Company name: The United Soybean Board
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
Addition compounds suitable as dispersants or anti-sedimentation agents

An addition compound, prepared by reacting a) one or more polyisocyanates having an average functionality of 2-6; b) one or more compounds comprising at least one chain selected from the group consisting of polyester, polyether, polyacrylate, polyurethane, polyolefin and a combination thereof; and at least one isocyanate reactive group, wherein the...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
Method for producing dispersant additives

The present invention relates to a method for producing an additive composition which in particular contains specific urea urethanes. The additive composition is extremely suitable as a wetting agent and dispersant.

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Improved recycle-content polyester polyols

Polyester polyols made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) and processes for making them are disclosed. The rPET is heated with a C.sub.3-C.sub.10 glycol reactant to give a digested intermediate comprising glycols and a terephthalate component, which comprises 45 to 70 wt. % of bis(hydroxyalkyl)terephthalates, and preferably lesser...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Aqueous pigment dispersion and aqueous ink

The present invention provides an aqueous pigment dispersion including a pigment, an anionic group-containing organic polymer compound, and bio-nanofibers having an average diameter of 1 nm or more and 100 nm or less and an aspect ratio of 100 or more, and also provides an aqueous ink using the aqueous pigment dispersion. The bio-nanofibers are...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Flexible white reflective dielectric for electronic circuits

This invention is directed to a polymer thick film white reflective flexible dielectric composition comprising urethane resin, thermoplastic phenoxy resin, and white reflective powder. Dielectrics made from the composition can be used in various electronic applications to protect electrical elements and particularly to reflect light in 3D circuits...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyacrylate copolymer dispersions with high OH group content

The present invention relates to aqueous secondary copolymer dispersion comprising a copolymer (P) synthesized from a mixture of free-radically polymerizable monomers (M) comprising: (M1) cycloaliphatic esters of acrylic and/or methylacrylic acid; (M3) hydroxy-functional, free-radically polymerizable monomers; (M4) carboxyl-functional,...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
Curable aqueous polyurethane dispersions made from renewable resources

A curable aqueous polyurethane dispersion is formed by reacting a polyol component with a polyisocyanate. The polyol component comprises a1) at least one non-ionic polyol, a2) at least one polyol bearing at least one ionic or potentially ionic group comprising an acid group or salt thereof and a3) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monoalcohol...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Assembly and system for distractor and/or positioner

A sterile pressure pad assembly system, kit and method uses a cage assembly comprising an enclosure and a pad assembly configured as a generally rectangular pad disposed adjacent the patient's limb near the joint to be extended and/or distended. The pad may be affixed by adhesive to the outer surface of an arcuate side and formed from suitable foam...

Company name: Innovative Medical Products
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Methods and compositions for making an amino acid triisocyanate

A method of making an amino acid triisocyanate is provided, the method comprising reacting an amino acid trihydrochloride with phosgene to form the amino acid triisocyanate. In some embodiments, the amino acid trihydrochloride comprises lysine ester trihydrochloride salt and the amino acid triisocyanate comprises lysine ester triisocyanate. In some...

Company name: Warsaw Orthopedic
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Crosslinked gels comprising polyalkyleneimines, and their uses as medical devices

One aspect of the present invention generally relates to methods of sealing a wound or tissue plane or filling a void splace. In a preferred embodiment, the wound is an ophthalmic, pleural or dural wound. In certain instances, the compositions used to seal the wound or tissue plane comprises a polyalkyleneimine. In a preferred embodiment, the...

Company name: HyperBranch Medical Technology
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> NAIL CARE
Nail polish composition based on solvent-free aqueous polyurethane dispersions

A nail polish composition, in particular nail polish formulation, is disclosed which is based on a specific solvent-free aqueous polyurethane polymer dispersion, which is derived from at least one isocyanate-terminated ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane pre-polymer in a reactive diluent, after a chain extension reaction with a chain extender...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
FOAMS
Method for producing a polyurethane foam by microcasting

Method for manufacturing a polyurethane foam by microcasting based on MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) and on a polyol with a high ethylene oxide content, having an ethylene oxide content of greater than 50%, in which the following are mixed, under pressure, to form a foaming liquid precursor of polyurethane foam: a first reactive liquid,...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Fluorine-containing nonaqueous coating material composition, coating methods, and the use of the...

Nonaqueous coating material compositions comprising at least one polyhydroxyl and (per)fluoroalkyl group-containing poly(meth)acrylate component (A), at least one polyisocyanate group-containing compounds (B), and one or more catalysts (D). Also provided are multistage coating methods using the coating material compositions, and also the use of the...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
Process for the production of a multi-layer coating

A process for the production of a multi-layer coating includes applying a coating layer from an aqueous pigmented coating composition A onto a substrate provided with an EDC primer and applying a base coat layer from an aqueous coating composition B overlying the coating layer. A clear coat layer is applied onto the base coat layer and the three...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
Curable urethane (meth)acrylate polymer compositions and methods

An ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane, which is an oligomer or polymer, results from the reaction of A) an alcohol component comprising: A1) at least one hydroxylated polydiene oligomer or polymer which may optionally be alkoxylated and A2) at least one hydroxyl-functional ethylenically unsaturated compound, which is a monomer or oligomer,...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Fast-setting alkoxysilane spray foams

The present invention relates to an isocyanate-free multi-component system, in particular for medical uses such as foamable wound coverings, with at least two separate components, wherein the first component comprises at least one alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer and the second component comprises an aqueous component, wherein the aqueous...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes

An elastomeric polymer, comprising (1) a hard segment in the amount of 10% to 60% by weight of the elastomeric polymer, wherein the hard segment includes a urethane, urea or urethaneurea; and (2) a soft segment in the amount of 40% to 90% by weight of the elastomeric polymer. The soft segment comprises (a) at least 2% by weight of the soft segment...

Company name: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Polycarbonate diol and thermoplastic polyurethane made from the same

A polycarbonate diol is provided, including three kinds of repeating diol units, wherein one of the repeating diol units is chosen from an alkoxylated diol monomer.

Company name: Dairen Chemical
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Bio-derived polyurethane fiber

Included are elastomeric fibers and method for preparing such fibers, which include a bio-derived butanediol. The bio-derived butanediol is used to prepare a polymeric glycol composition, which is contacted with a diisocyanate and spun to provide an elastomeric fiber.

Company name: Invista
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite fibre components and the production thereof

The present invention fiber composite components obtainable, for example, by impregnating fibres with a reactive polyurethane resin mixture of polyisocyanates, polyols, thermo-latent catalysts and optionally additives, and to a method for the production thereof.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FILMS
Dry primer film composite and use thereof

A dry primer film composite that includes a release carrier film and a pigmented sandable primer layer having a dry film thickness of 100 .mu.m or greater overlying the carrier film, wherein the primer layer is a latent heat curing material; and uses of the dry primer film composite for spot repair of a substrate in need of repair. In preferred...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FIBER / FILLER REINFORCED
Fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites and methods of making

Methods of making a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane composite are described. The methods may include applying a sizing composition to a plurality of fibers to make sized fibers, where the sizing composition may include at least one curative for a thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer. The sized fibers may be contacted with a...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Polyurethane particle foam with polyurethane coating

The present invention relates to coated shaped articles comprising at least one shaped article comprising foamed beads comprising at least one polyurethane (A) and at least one coating comprising at least one polyurethane (B), wherein polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) are each constructed from at least one polyol and at least one polyisocyanate...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Fabric care compositions comprising polyurethane, polyurea and/or polyurethaneurea polymers

The present disclosure relates to compositions and systems comprising fit retention polymers and methods of making and using the same. Methods of using such compositions including contacting a fabric with the fabric care composition are also disclosed.

Company name: The Procter and Gamble Company
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Ultra-light polyurethane artificial leather composition

An ultra-light polyurethane artificial leather composition comprises a one-component type blocked polyurethane high solid resin of 100 parts per weight, a capsule-type hollow microsphere of 1 to 10 parts per weight, a curing agent of 1 to 10 parts per weight, and a high solid type toner of 1 to 20 parts per weight.

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having a foam center

Multi-layered golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The outer core layer is preferably formed from a non-foamed composition selected from thermoset compositions and thermoplastic compositions. The core layers have...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
Golf balls incorporating regenerating-type multi-functional antioxidants

Golf balls having at least one layer comprising a polymer composition comprising a reaction mixture of a base polymer and at least one regenerating-type multi-functional antioxidant. A regenerating-type multi-functional antioxidant has at least two differing moieties selected for example from the group consisting of phenols, phosphites, amines or...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING>> ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Case having double thermoplastic polyurethane layers for electronic devices

A case for an electronic device includes: a protective cover having a side wall wherein the side wall significantly covers a side portion of the electronic device and the side wall comprises an inner surface and an outer surface wherein the inner surface faces the electronic device and a longitudinal recess is formed on the inner surface; and a...

Company name: Spigen Korea
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Batch process for preparing molded optical articles

A batch process for preparing a molded optical article includes introducing (i) a dithiol component or (ii) a polyisocyanate component into a reaction vessel; adding a first catalyst of organotin halide to form a first reaction mixture; heating the first reaction mixture; introducing a second catalyst of tertiary amine to the first reaction...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
Composition for optical material and method for producing same, and optical material produced from...

According to the present invention, a composition for an optical material can be provided, which is characterized by containing an episulfide compound having a value of turbidity in acetone of 3.0 ppm or less. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a composition for an optical material can be provided, which comprises: (a) a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
Polymerizable composition for optical material, optical material produced from same, and process for...

Provided is a polymerizable composition for an optical material including (A) isocyanates having two or more isocyanato groups, which include at least an isophorone diisocyanate, (B) at least one predetermined thiol having two or more mercapto groups, (C) an acidic phosphoric acid ester represented by General Formula (1), and (D) a tin compound...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Saturday February 25th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Thermoplastic polyurethane infused mesh

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a thermoplastic polyurethane ("TPU") infused mesh material that is molded to form at least a portion of a shoe. The TPU infused mesh may be formed as an upper, a portion of sole or other components of a shoe. The TPU infused mesh is formed, in an exemplary embodiment, through the application of liquid...

Company name: Converse
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Synergistic effects between iron–graphene and melamine salt of pentaerythritol phosphate on flame...

A comparison of melamine salt of pentaerythritol phosphate (MPP), and a synergistic agents, iron–graphene (IG) was performed in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) by masterbatch-melt blending on thermal and flame retardant properties. The flame retardant properties of TPU composites were characterized by limiting oxygen index (LOI), UL 94 and cone...

Company name: Qingdao University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Renewable resource modified polyol derived unprecedented aliphatic hyperbranched polyurethane as a...

Renewable resource tailored tough, elastomeric, biodegradable, smart aliphatic hyperbranched polyurethanes were synthesized using castor oil modified polyol containing fatty amide triol, glycerol, diethanolamine and monoglyceride of sunflower oil via an Ax + By (x, y ≥ 2) approach. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the...

Company name: Tezpur University
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
The best tests for anti-corrosive paints. And why: A personal viewpoint

This paper starts by putting forward a mechanism for the way that anti-corrosive paints work. This draws on previous work on understanding of mechanism but puts stronger emphasis on the maintenance of the oxide film of the metal under the paint as the essential feature. If this mechanism is correct then it suggests various properties which a paint...

Company name: University of Northampton
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

 
RECYCLABILITY
Rheological characteristics of oligomeric semiproducts gained via chemical degradation of...

Polyurethane (PU) recycling is a topic of growing interest due to the increasing amount of polyurethane waste. The main purpose of polyurethane chemical recycling is to recover the starting polyol. In this study, a method of polyurethane thermochemical recycling, glycerolysis by means of crude glycerin, is proposed. This work presents a comparative...

Company name: Gdansk University of Technology
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Pseudo-semi interpenetrating polyurethane network based on polyalkylene glycols mixture: improving...

In this work, non-polar polyol-based polyurethanes (PUs) with improved mechanical properties were synthesized based on the mixture of two different polyols in a soft segment which differed in the average group functionality and number-average molecular weight. The synthesized PUs with different molar compositions of polypropylene glycol and...

Company name: Amirkabir University of Technology
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2017

 
 

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