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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Concentrol will be present at European Coatings Show 2017

The German city of Nuremberg is preparing these days to become the world capital for the chemical industry related to coatings, paints, varnishes, adhesives and other chemical products. The European Coatings Show 2017 (ECS 2017) will take place from the 4th to the 6th of April, and once again Concentrol will be there.Concentrol will present our...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
Emery Oleochemicals Launches New Interactive Website for Green Polymer Additives Business Unit

Emery Oleochemicals, a global specialty chemical manufacturer, announces an updated website for its Green Polymer Additives (GP) business unit.As part of the ongoing efforts to optimize our online presence and to offer improved features to our customers and website visitors, a new GP section has been launched within our corporate website. It can be...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
ECS 2017: COATEX breaks through with its latest developments

Visiting the European Coating Show in Nuremberg is the ideal opportunity to share around the formulation of paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, printing inks and construction chemicals. Coatex Sales and Technical teams have selected two topics of interest to be introduced to the market and welcome you at the Arkema booth #4A-313 for technical...

Company name: Coatex
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Concentrol attending the international UTECH Las Americas event

UTECH Las Americas is a leading international trade fair dedicated to polyurethane held this year from the 4th to the 6th of April in Mexico. This event is a key meeting point for the several industries related to polyurethane and its multiple applications, and will be attended by leading companies and experts on the topic from all around the...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Red dye for bed: Milliken launches coloured foams for mattresses

Milliken's recent launch of colourant additives to mattress foam will be displayed at the Interzum furniture Trade Show in Cologne, May 16th - 19th 2017.The American additives specialist has developed 'Deep Color Foam', to give mattress manufacturers the opportunity to diversify their product lines.Its expo stand will show possibilities for foamers...

Company name: Milliken & Company
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Huntsman Unveils New Range of Low Temperature Curing Agents at ECS 2017

Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH (Huntsman), a division of Huntsman Corporation, launches a new portfolio of low temperature curing agents for heavy-duty industrial coatings applications in sectors including oil & gas, marine, transportation and industrial maintenance.The Ara Cool range has been designed in response to key challenges...

Company name: Huntsman - AraCool
Published On: Sunday April 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
Rennovia enters piloting stage of its bio-based 1,6-hexanediol process

Rennovia Inc., a privately held company that develops novel catalysts and processes for the cost-advantaged production of chemical products from renewable feedstocks, announced today that it has now successfully commissioned, and is operating, all core pilot plant operations for its sugars to 1,6-hexanediol (1,6-HDO) process.1,6-HDO is a specialty...

Company name: Rennovia
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Vencorex participates in European Coating Show 2017

As a key supplier for the polyurethane industry, Vencorex will participate in the main international exhibition for coating and adhesives industries from 4th to 6th of April 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany: Hall 4 stand nDEG662. Vencorex will take the opportunity to present its new product Easaqua X D 870 for 2K waterborne coatings.We will present a...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Vencorex at ECS 2017 : Performance is in the air with new Easaqua X D 870!

Vencorex will launch at ECS 2017 its new Easaqua X D 870, a high performance polyisocyanate crosslinker for two-component waterborne polyurethane formulations. This new grade is specifically designed to meet the most stringent requirements of VOC emissions regulations.The new Easaqua X D 870 is a unique combination of HDI/IPDI derivatives in...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Development of Custom Packing Service at Robnor ResinLab Ltd

Working in partnership with fellow Ellsworth company, KitPackers, Robnor ResinLab provides a custom packing service for epoxies and polyurethanes. Let us take care of packing your bulk material down into a simple and easy to use packaging format... ■ Twin Pack PouchesRobnor Resinlab TwinPackMade of a laminate film or foil for solvent- or...

Company name: Robnor ResinLab
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Polyurethane Leak Seal Injection with F400

There are many polyurethane resins that are used to treat water leaks. Today we will review F400. I have recently joined Alchemy-Spetec as Western Regional Manager, and I'm studying up on the product line. I thought it would be beneficial to share what I'm learning about the Spetec line with our blog readers, as many who joined us in the Alchemy...

Company name: Alchemy Polymers
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
Polyurethane Leak Seal injection with F1000

As mentioned in the previous blog post, I have recently joined forces with Alchemy-Spetec as the Western Regional Sales Manager. In this blog post I'll continue with my overview of the Spetec product line. In the last post I covered F400. Today we will be taking a look at F1000.What is F1000?F1000 is very similar to F400 in that it is a...

Company name: Alchemy Polymers
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Momentive to Present Non-Isocyanate Silylated Polyurethane Resin for 1K Protective Coating...

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. ("Momentive") will present a new non-isocyanate cured silylated polyurethane Y-19243 resin that can help alleviate the need for primers at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany, April 4-6. This polyurethane resin is targeted to enable production of single component (1K) direct-to-metal paints. This...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
SYSTEMS
Urethane Versus Polyurethane?

Urethane versus polyurethane? These terms are heard most often when dealing with paint finishes. Gallagher has been producing parts made from urethane and polyurethane for over 50 years but never as a product for finishing your kitchen table.You will find that at Gallagher, we tend to use urethane and polyurethane interchangeably. That might seem...

Company name: Gallagher
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> SKIN CARE
For effective, skin-friendly sun protection - Covestro develops formulations for current consumer...

Covestro will be showcasing innovative beauty solutions based on Baycusan polyurethane raw materials at in-cosmetics Global in London from April 4 to 6, 2017. One theme of the exhibit is skin-friendly, long-lasting sun protection formulations. Children and surfers, in particular, can look forward to this year's swim season, because formulations...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
FOAMS
FXI Showcases Innovation and Capabilities at the First Annual Foam Expo

The first annual Foam Expo for the technical foam industry was hosted this March in Novi, Michigan. The exhibition and conference brought together customers and manufacturers of technical foam. Its display of raw materials, chemicals, services, and manufacturing and processing equipment provided attendees with a comprehensive look at the technical...

Company name: Foamex Innovations
Published On: Thursday March 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Smart interiors can coatings

As cited by The Freedonia Group, the packaging coatings market is expected to increase 1.9% annually through 2020. Used to protect both the interior and exterior of rigid packaging containers, these can coatings are seen in various applications.Let's take a closer look at interior can coatings in particular and how Bostik stands out.Interior can...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
Axalta Launches Imron 8460S Clearcoat for Commercial Transportation Market

Continuing its tradition of developing next-generation high performance coatings, Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently introduced Imron Elite 8460S Clearcoat - its newest premium clearcoat for commercial vehicle customers in North America. Imron Elite 8460S is a two-component, low...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
ACA Presents Awards at 2017 CoatingsTech Conference

The American Coatings Association (ACA) presented a series of awards recognizing both students and professionals for their innovative work in coatings technology, at the association's 2017 CoatingsTech Conference. The conference, held March 20-22 in Cleveland, featured the CoatingsTech Best Paper Award, Joseph J. Mattiello Award and Student Poster...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
Jotun invests in new R&D facility for passive fire protection coatings

Jotun is opening a new research and development centre at its site in Flixborough, United Kingdom. The EUR16.87 million facility will focus on passive fire protection and insulation coatings innovation.The Norwegian headquartered business, with operations in 45 countries, is committed to an on-going programme of R&D. This results in protective...

Company name: Jotun
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
SPARTACOTE packaging update - new look for SPARTACOTE Flex SB Part A pails

In an effort to improve differentiation between Part A and Part B 5-gallon Spartacote Flex materials, we have changed the Part A packaging to a White Pail and Lid combination. The Part B units will remain in the standard grey pails. This change is effective immediately on all newly manufactured Spartacote Flex SB and PURE 5-gallon units.Products to...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
New online learning portal - Icynene University - launched for architects seeking continuing...

Pioneers of water-blown spray foam insulation, Icynene, today announced the formal launch of its new online continuing education learning portal for architects - Icynene University.Intended for architects seeking to acquire continuing education credits towards their professional accreditation, Icynene University offers a range of spray foam...

Company name: Icynene University
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
Covestro has completed the sale of its North American spray polyurethane foam system house

Covestro LLC has completed the sale of its North American spray polyurethane foam system house to Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC ("Accella"). Accella is a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners. Financial terms have not been disclosed.Covestro's spray polyurethane foam business is located in Spring, Texas. The roughly 40 Covestro employees...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
IFTI's DC315 Intumescent Coating Meets Ontario Building Code

International Fireproof Technology, Inc., (IFTI) the manufacturers of DC 315, announced today the issuance of a Ministers Ruling 17-04-341 confirming that DC 315 meets the Ontario Building Code.The Minister of Municipal Affairs may make Rulings approving the use of innovative materials, systems, or building designs evaluated by a materials...

Company name: International Fireproof Technology
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FOR 3D PRINTING
CRP Develops New Thermoplastic Elastomer Material for Additive Manufacturing

CRP Technology, a developer of additive manufacturing technologies, has launched "Windform RL", the first thermoplastic elastomer material within the company's Windform family of materials for professional 3D printing.Windform RL is a durable thermoplastic elastomer material with exceptional rubber-like distinguishing features. Its mechanical...

Company name: CRP Technology
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Switching to Cast Polyurethane Parts for High Impact, High Wear Applications

Although design engineers have traditionally specified parts made of rubber, plastic, or steel when durability is required, many are considering a new alternative for the most demanding, high-wear, abrasion and impact applications: cast polyurethanes. Cast polyurethanes, also broadly referred to as urethanes, are tough, elastic materials that...

Company name: Argonics
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol Highlights New Fiber and Hot Melt Adhesives Technology at Techtextil 2017

The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business announces that it will be showcasing its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) product portfolio for textiles, hot melt adhesives and film and sheet at hall 6.1, stand B50 at the Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt (Germany) from 9-12 May2017. The show is dedicated to advanced textiles and specialty...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
TPI Composites Expands its Relationship with Gamesa and Signs New Supply Agreement in Turkey

TPI Composites, Inc, the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Gamesa to supply wind blades from its new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey through 2022. TPI has reserved two mold slots and expects to commence manufacturing for Gamesa from one...

Company name: TPI Composites
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER
OSV brand new equipment - Production plant for casting hot curing polyurethane elastomers

OSV presents to your attention our novelty in OSV equipment range - the production plant for casting hot curing polyurethane elastomers.The plant is designed for semi-automatic dosing, mixing and casting of two- or three-component hot curing TDI or MDI based polyurethanes, that are used for small-scale production of automobile details, mining...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Urethane Mold Inspections

It seems just like it was the turn of the new year. Things have been so busy here at Acrotech we haven't had the time to update the blog. We are diligently working on a new catalog for this year. With that a lot of exciting things are to come with getting that ready!In addition to that Thanks to a lot of you, our inspection department is really...

Company name: Acrotech
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
Polyurethane Over Metal

Some of the best companies often find that bonding polyurethane over metal is hard and it can be even harder to find trusted suppliers who are consistently successful in bonding polyurethane over metal.What is the mode of failure in the industry our competition keeps stumbling on when dealing with bonding polyurethane over metal?A simple answer...

Company name: Gallagher
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
Polytechnic University team combines tungsten and polyurethane to create a garment that offers 40...

Polytechnic University researchers have created a safer, lighter X-ray shield by mixing the metal used in light bulb wires with a common plastic.The combination of tungsten and polyurethane offers 40 per cent more protective than lead, which is conventionally used to protect people from radiation during X-ray procedures, yet it is 22 per cent...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Top Three Benefits of Installing Spray Foam Insulation

Is your home struggling to stay cool in summer and warm in winter? Do you feel like your utility bills are constantly way above what they should be? Does your home feel drafty? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could tremendously benefit from making the switch to spray foam insulation in your home. Spray foam works by filling in...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
Workshop Low-emission building products and residential health

The Fraunhofer WKI workshop in Braunschweig on 22nd and 23rd February, 2017 focused upon low-emission building products and their influence on residential health. Over the course of 12 presentations, around 100 participants from industry, associations, authorities and research institutes were provided with information concerning current research...

Company name: Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
Aerospace composite tooling with LAST-A-FOAM FR-4500: Soft tooling delivers hard benefits

When it comes to short-run, prototype tooling or tooling support for aerospace, composites prove their strength and value. They cost less than metallic or aluminum tools, reduce production lead time, and readily accommodate complex shapes.Thanks to the material's low weight, high strength and superb machinability, it's no surprise that many...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Thursday March 30th, 2017

 
General Plastics to Present Rigid & Flexible Foam Products and Flyaway Build-to-Print Parts at AIX...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, a recognized supplier of high-performance rigid and flexible foams and build-to-print parts to the aerospace industry, is looking forward to being a part of the Washington State Department of Commerce delegation at the 2017 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, April 4-6. The company will showcase its...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE >> SEATS
Adient collaborating with Boeing to explore improved comfort, functionality of commercial aircraft...

Adient, plc, the world's leading automotive seating and interiors supplier, today announced it is collaborating with Boeing to explore innovative comfort, efficiency and functional improvements to commercial aircraft seating and interiors.The collaboration brings together two global leaders in their respective industries. Boeing, the world's...

Company name: Adient
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> SCREENS
Successful WS2.10 polyurethane chute lining

The decision to utilise polyurethane was based on the end users vast previous experience of Isepren products proven in screening applications of crushed sand and gravel offering exceptional quality and service life longevity. The extensive range of polyurethane compounds available have enabled us to maximise lifetime to satisfy the client's...

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
BASF unveils lightweight cobot to help factories work faster

At CHINAPLAS 2017, BASF will present the prototype of a "cobot" - a collaborative robot for industrial use - made by SIASUN Co., Ltd (SIASUN). The cobot is made with BASF's thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer Elastollan , glass fiber reinforced polyamide Ultramid and 3D printed polyamide-6. The lightweight design and materials used in the cobot...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday March 30th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Custom Engineered Wheels Has Completed an Acquisition of Skyway Machine Inc.

Custom Engineered Wheels, a leading provider of custom composite wheel solutions, injection molding, and polyurethane tires, today announced that they are acquiring the assets of Skyway Machine Inc a composite wheel company specializing in composite TuffWheels , to enhance its broad range of composite wheel offerings."This new partnership assures...

Company name: Custom Engineered Wheel
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Desma Today Magazine − April 2017 Issue now availabe

DESMA today is a bi−annually published magazine that provides you with news and facts about DESMA and the shoe manufacturing industry. DESMA experts as well as guest authors report about new developments, techniques and materials research. Our aim is to build a communication−platform for all who are interested in our business.

Company name: Desma
Published On: Tuesday March 28th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
Kevin Lacey, new Business Director for UK and Nordics

Euroresins International is pleased to announce that Kevin Lacey will be joining on the 10th of April 2017 in the position of Business Director Uk and Nordic countries. We are welcoming Kevin and wishing him success in his new position.

Company name: Euroresins
Published On: Thursday March 30th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Unveils New Hangtag Program for Susterra Brand

Traceability and transparency. Today's consumers are increasingly interested in knowing the ethical and environmental impact of the products they purchase. Recognizing this growing trend, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is launching a new hangtag program for its Susterra brand, the building block that delivers high performance across a variety of...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
Selena Group acquires an Italian production company for EUR 1.66 million

Selena Group - one of the leading producers and distributors of construction chemicals in the world - has acquired a 64% stake in Italian company Uniflex S.p.A. The acquisition will substantially increase Selena's production capacity and will strengthen its foothold in Western Europe. The transaction, estimated at more than PLN 7 million, will...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Thursday March 30th, 2017

 
Bang & Bonsomer acquires Purfin's polyurethane businesses

Bang & Bonsomer has acquired polyurethane raw materials and equipment business from Purfin Oy. The acquisition is strengthening Bang & Bonsomer's position in polyurethane application segment and creates new opportunities for further business expansions. Acquired business is merged with Bang & Bonsomer's polyurethane department under Business Unit...

Company name: Bang & Bonsomer
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
Measuring success in sustainable product innovation - Roger Jakeman, R&D Director, Decorative...

Evaluating the effectiveness a company's innovation effort is a notoriously tricky thing to do. You can look at input measures such as investment in R&D, the number of scientists employed in relation to company sales, or output indicators such as sales of products that are less than five years old. However, these do not tell the full story - in...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
Dow and DuPont Receive Conditional Approval from European Commission for Proposed Merger of Equals

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional regulatory clearance in Europe of the companies' proposed merger of equals.This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction, with the intention to subsequently spin into three independent publicly traded...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Harmonized reporting of hazardous mixtures

A new regulation is amending CLP regarding the reporting of hazardous mixtures to appointed bodies (known as 'poison centres'). Janice Robinson, Director Product Regulations at CEPE, on deadlines and the main changes of the regulation for coatings manufacturers.Last September the new Annex VIII to the CLP regulation was agreed on by the REACH...

Company name: European Coatings 360 database
Published On: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Uv absorber-containing urethane acrylate

The present invention relates to a UV absorber-comprising urethane acrylate, to a process for its preparation, and to the use thereof. The UV absorber is chemically bonded into the system. The UV absorber-comprising urethane acrylate has the formula (I): ##STR00001##

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> HYDROLYSIS STABILISER
Bis[3-isopropenyl-alpha,alpha-dimethylbenzyl]carbodiimide, production methods, and use of said...

The present invention relates to novel processes for producing bis[3-isopropenyl-.alpha.,.alpha.-dimethylbenzyl]carbodiimide, to the thus-produced bis[3-isopropenyl-.alpha.,.alpha.-dimethylbenzyl]carbodiimide and to the use thereof as a hydrolysis inhibitor in polyurethane (PU)-based systems, preferably thermoplastic TPU, PU adhesives, PU casting...

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Catalysts for the synthesis of oxazolidinone compounds

The present invention relates to a method for the production of oxazolidinone compounds with low colour intensity, comprising the step of reacting an isocyanate compound with an epoxide compound in the presence of a catalyst which is free of halide anions. The invention further relates to a method for the production of oligooxazolidinone and/or...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Amine catalysts for polyurethane foams

The invention provides polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to open-celled, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for their preparation. The foams are characterized by a fine uniform cell structure and little or no foam collapse. The foams are...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Process of preparation of polyols and polyamines, and products as obtained

The present invention relates to the use of a compound of formula (I): wherein: --R represents --OH or --NH.sub.2; --A.sub.1 represents a divalent alkylene radical, straight or branched, having from 2 to 20 carbon atoms; --A.sub.2 represents a divalent alkylene radical, straight or branched, having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; --X.sub.1 and X.sub.2...

Company name: Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> BLEND
Shelf life of polyol blends containing halogenated olefins by encapsulation of active components

The shelf life of polyurethane polyol pre-blends containing halogenated olefins is extended by encapsulation of active components such as catalysts anti/or surfactants. The active component is encapsulated in a crystallizable or thermoplastic polymer. The encapsulated particles have a size of 2,800 microns or less and the active components are not...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Low-viscosity polyurethane prepolymer with cyclic carbonate end groups and the use thereof in the...

1) Specific polyurethane prepolymer (PP2) comprising at least two terminal (2-oxo-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)methyl carbamate groups of low viscosity, its preparation process and its use in the manufacture of an adhesive composition. 2) Multicomponent system comprising, as first component (A), a composition comprising at least one such polyurethane...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
Storage stable activated prepolymer composition

The addition of a small amount of an alkyl sulfoxide, e.g., DMSO, to an isocyanate capped prepolymer provides a storage stable prepolymer composition in which the prepolymer is also highly activated towards curing with certain blocked curing agents such as methylenedianiline metal salt coordination complexes. The prepolymer/alkyl sulfoxide...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Active energy ray curable aqueous resin composition, active energy ray curable aqueous coating...

The present invention provides an active energy ray curable aqueous resin composition prepared by reacting an acrylic resin (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B), and (meth)acrylate (C) having a hydroxyl group and dispersing the reaction product in an aqueous medium, the resin (A) being produced by copolymerizing an acrylic monomer (a1) having a...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition, and this composition

A process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase based on a thermoplastic polymer and dispersed therein is a discontinuous phase based on a reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with the thermoplastic polymer is provided. A composition obtained by this process is also provided. The...

Company name: Hutchinson
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Bioerodible matrix for tissue involvement

Disclosed herein are polyurethane polymer matrices with a porosity of from about 20 microns to about 90 microns that are useful in promoting closure and protection of incision sites; supporting the lower pole position of breast implants; and providing a partial or complete covering of breast implants to provide a beneficial interface with host...

Company name: Allergan
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Low solids coating compositions having polyurea rheology control agents, methods for making such...

Low solids coating compositions having polyurea rheology control agents, methods for making such coating compositions, and systems for making such coating compositions are provided. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a coating composition with no more than 30 weight percent nonvolatile content includes a colorant, a polyurea rheology...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
Thermosettable coating compositions using pendant carbamate-functional polyurethane polymers and...

A thermosettable coating composition comprises a reaction product of a polyurethane polymer having at least one pendant carbamate functional group and a crosslinker reactive with the at least one pendant carbamate functional group. The polyurethane polymer is a polymerization reaction product of at least one diol having a primary carbamate...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> COIL COATINGS
Coating compositions for coil coating, methods for making such coating compositions and coil coating...

Coating compositions for coil coating, methods for making such coating compositions and coil coating methods are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a coating composition includes an aqueous carrier and a film-forming binder dispersed in the aqueous carrier. The film-forming binder contains an epoxy-amine adduct and a blocked polyisocyanate...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane adhesive layers for electro-optic assemblies

Electro-optic assemblies and related materials (e.g., adhesive) for use therein are generally provided. The adhesive layer may comprise an end-capped polyurethane. Some adhesive layers comprise two or more reactive functional groups (e.g., reactive functional groups configured to react with one or more curing species such that, for example, at...

Company name: E Ink
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
Adhesive composition and production method thereof

An adhesive composition contains a polyurethane-polyolefin complex composed of a polyurethane having a first functional group and a polyolefin having a second functional group that reacts with the first functional group. The polyurethane and the polyolefin is bound by a reaction between the first functional group and the second functional group.

Company name: Auto Chemical Industry
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
Adhesive for hydrophobic or water-repellent substrate and manufacturing method thereof

Disclosed is an adhesive composition for hydrophobic or water-repellent substrate comprises an modified epoxy resin, a urethane resin, and a dilution solvent. The adhesive composition according to the present invention can be employed to be adhered the same or different materials or print pattern on a hydrophobic or water-repellent substrate.

Company name: Kolon Industries
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
Method of bonding to foil

Provided is a waterborne adhesive composition comprising (i) an aqueous medium; (ii) one or more isocyanate compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium, and (iii) one or more functional silane compounds dispersed in said aqueous medium. Also provided is a method of bonding a metal foil to a polymeric film comprising the steps of (A) applying a layer...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Soft touch laminates constructed with improved fire retardant properties for transportation

Soft touch fire retardant laminates with PVC middle layers, foamed or unfoamed, and multiblock copolymer or polyurethane or silicone top layers which meet FAA requirements are disclosed.

Company name: Schneller
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Hot melt moisture cure adhesive compositions

An adhesive composition that includes: one or more polyester polyether copolymers of formula I: ##STR00001## wherein Nu is a predominately cyclic nucleus and RI is randomly selected from either a C.sub.2-6 alkylene or an amorphous, long-chain polyether subunit including a polyoxyalkylene group; one or more polyisocyanate prepolymers that includes...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Composite of adhesive films and shoe sole using same

Disclosed therein are adhesive films and a composite of the adhesive film, which can allow an outsole and a midsole to be simultaneously molded in manufacturing footwear. The adhesive film composite is formed of a polyester-type thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material, a polyethylene-based coupling agent, montan wax and fatty acid esters with...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Rubber reinforced with fillers dispersed in functionalized silsesquioxanes

A downhole article comprises: an elastomer comprising one or more of the following: an ethylene-propylene-diene monomer rubber; a butadiene rubber; a styrene-butadiene rubber; a natural rubber; an acrylonitrile butadiene rubber; a styrene-butadiene-acrylonitrile resin; a butadiene-nitrile rubber; a polyisoprene rubber; an acrylate-butadiene rubber;...

Company name: Baker Hughes
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Thermoplastic polyurethane interlayer

A composition includes an isocyanate, a polyether diol, a branched short chain diol having a backbone including carbon atoms in a range of 1 to 9 and at least one branching group, and a cross-linker having a hydroxyl functionality in a range of 2.2 to 4. A films includes the composition and an interlayer includes the film. Transparencies including...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes composition and preparation processes thereof

This invention is directed to a thermoplastic polyurethanes composition comprising polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethane and 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid ester and preparation processes thereof. The thermoplastic polyurethane composition has a good mold release behavior in injection molding without undesirably significant shrinkage and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Elastic solid ball structure

An elastic solid ball structure disclosed in the present invention consists of at least a thermoplastic polyurethane foam sphere center formed from thermoplastic polyurethane foam; and a first adhesive layer, a first spherical lamina, a second adhesive layer, and a second spherical lamina sequentially disposed on the external surface of the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Orthopedic, semi-orthopedic and non-orthopedic mattresses with magnetic and far infrared palettes on...

The multi-layer multi-material foam mattresses of the present disclosure and related inventions provide novel combinations of multiple layer, multiple material foam layers or stacks which provide unexpected and improved support characteristics and pressure relief and distribution. By combining multiple layers of polyurethane foams from top to...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Polyurethane CMP pads having a high modulus ratio

A chemical-mechanical polishing pad comprising a polyurethane polishing layer having a high storage modulus at low temperatures and a low storage modulus at high temperatures is disclosed. For example, the disclosed pad embodiments may be fabricated from a thermoplastic polyurethane having a ratio of storage modulus at 25 degrees C. to storage...

Company name: Cabot Microelectronics
Published On: Friday March 31st, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Carboxylic acid ester/carbamate compound with polymerizable functional group and fluorine atom...

Provided are a fluorine-containing monomer soluble in a hydrocarbon-based solvent as well as excellent in water and oil repellence, and a manufacturing method therefor. The fluorine-containing monomer is a carboxylic acid ester/carbamate compound having a polymerizable functional group and a fluorine atom group, and represented by the following...

Company name: Unimatec
Published On: Saturday April 01st, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS
Suppressed grain growth in highly porous barium titanate foams by two‐step sintering

Porous barium titanate has gained significant attention in recent years for their potential use in applications such as scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, stress sensors, gas sensors, and many others. However, there is very little control over the grain size of the material during the sintering processes specially to achieve little or no growth...

Company name: University of Florida
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Characterization of immiscibly blended polyurethane coatings part 1: selective staining for enhanced...

Raman spectroscopy (RS) mapping of the selective infiltration of styrene monomer has been developed as a protocol for polymeric phase identification in resin-blended thermoset powder coatings. Blends of incompatible acrylic polyols, with low and high hydroxyl contents, combined with matting agents and pigments, were crosslinked to produce unique...

Company name: Stony Brook University
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
Eco-friendly protective coatings based on poly(urethane sulfone amide) dispersions for carbon steel

Eight eco-friendly protective coatings (PU, PUA1, PUA3, PUA5, T30PUA5, T60PUA5, T90PUA5, and T120PUA5), were formulated based on series of laboratory-synthesized poly(urethane co-sulfone amide) copolymer dispersions (CPDs) as binders. The first four formulations were based on CPDs prepared by the copolymerization reaction of PU based on castor oil...

Company name: Ein Shams University
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Poly(ethylene) glycol-modified, amphiphilic, siloxane-polyurethane coatings and their performance as...

Amphiphilic siloxane-polyurethane (AmSiPU) coatings were prepared using a series of polyisocyanate prepolymers modified with polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG). Fouling-release performance of the AmSiPU coatings was evaluated through laboratory biological assays using several representative marine organisms. First,...

Company name: North Dakota State University
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Synthesis and properties of castor oil-based waterborne polyurethane cloisite 30B nanocomposite...

Waterborne polyurethane dispersions (WPUDs) were synthesized successfully from castor oil-based polyol, isophorone diisocyanate and dimethylol propionic acid with NCO/OH ratio of 1.5. Different weight percentages of cloisite 30B (1, 2, and 3 wt%) were loaded with WPUDs to prepare nanocomposite films. Prepared prepolymer and nanocomposite films were...

Company name: Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Synthesis and Thermal Analysis of Nano-Aluminum/Fluorinated Polyurethane Elastomeric Composites for...

Here we describe the synthesis of polyurethane (PU)-based energetic nanocomposites loaded with nano-aluminum (n-Al) particles. The energetic nanocomposite was prepared by polyurethane reaction of poly(glycidyl azide-co-tetramethylene glycol) (PGT) prepolymers and IPDI/N-100 isocyanates with simultaneous catalyst-free azide-alkyne Click reaction in...

Company name: Daegu University
Published On: Monday April 03rd, 2017

 
 

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