Issue-652 - April 10, 2017   Recommend
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Perstorp at European Coatings Show 2017

At the European Coatings Show (April 4-6) Perstorp will launch Curalite , a new range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations, that can increase speed of reactivity up to 15 times. Cationic UV curing technology is the perfect choice for printing on challenging surfaces.■ Launching boosters for Cationic UV Curing■ Production in...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

BASF and Landa partner to create revolutionary pigments for automotive coatings

BASF and Landa Labs announced their strategic long-term partnership today at the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg, Germany. Under this exclusive agreement, BASF will employ Landa's revolutionary nano-pigment technology in a new portfolio of easy dispersible ultra-high transparency pigments marketed under the Colors & Effects brand. This...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Anti-dumping duty likely on TDI imports from China, Japan, Korea

India may impose anti-dumping duty of up to $0.4 per kg on TDI, a chemical used in foam making, from China, Japan and Korea to guard domestic players against cheap imports.Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd had filed the application before the Directorate General of Anti- dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for initiation of anti-...

Company name: Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers
Published On: Sunday April 09th, 2017

Self-healing waterproof coating stays dry for the long term

By the end of 2017 we could start to see a new class of waterproof products that stay hydrophobic for the long haul. That's thanks to a breakthrough by University of Michigan researchers in creating a water-repellent spray-on coating they claim is hundreds of times more durable than similar substances. Even when the coating is damaged, it can heal...

Company name: The University of Michigan
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Sustainable furniture coating for sustainable living - New biobased hardener proved successful in...

Furniture manufacturers are continuously striving for a more sustainable production and for reducing their carbon footprint. Hence it is no wonder, that the furniture industry has been a front-runner in the implementation of waterborne coatings as an alternative to traditional solventborne systems. A collaboration between design furniture company...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Coatings
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

The largest European Coatings Show ever

The final numbers are remarkable: With more than 30,000 visitors from more than 100 countries and over 1,100 exhibitors the ECS broke all records. The organizers and most important the visitors and exhibitors can look back to a successful trade show."Even before the ECS opened its doors, visitors were waiting outside, eager to dive into the world...

Company name: European Coatings Show 2017
Published On: Sunday April 09th, 2017

Romeo RIM transforms mature technology into innovative process

Romeo RIM, a processor based in Romeo, MI, that specializes in reaction injection molding (RIM), has built its business on innovative cutting edge technology since its founding in 1982. Today, Romeo RIM is putting a modern spin on what used to be thought of as a mature technology-a closed-mold method-into an innovative process that reduces cycle...

Company name: Romeo RIM
Published On: Sunday April 09th, 2017

John Deere offers Michelin airless radial tyre for standalone purchases

Deere & Company announced that the airless radial tyre Michelin X Tweel Turf is now available for standalone purchase at John Deere dealers. First launched in 2015, the tyre minimises the cost and time spent on tyre repairs and maintenance, providing landscape contractors with significant cost savings.We are overwhelmed by the positive response the...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

EPP building acoustic array made from polyurethane technology for U.S. Navy submarines

Aerostructures Engineered Polymer Products has started the manufacture of the first hull-mounted acoustic array for Virginia-class U.S. Navy submarines.The Large Vertical Array, or LVA, together with other systems and sonar processing capabilities provides a tactical picture that shows other submarines and surface ships nearby.Our proven ability to...

Company name: UTC Aerospace Systems
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Bend stiffeners: product development

Polyurethane bend stiffeners are used to add support to flexible pipes, umbilicals and cables. They are typically positioned at vulnerable interfaces where a significant change in stiffness occurs such as when being connected to rigid structures or a floating production system where there is a requirement to control the minimum bend radius of the...

Company name: Balmoral Comtec
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

Lubrizol LifeSciences to Showcase Expanded Solutions at Medtec EU 2017

The Lubrizol Corporation's LifeSciences business will showcase its total solutions capabilities at Medtec Europe 2017 (Booth #1N25), April 4-6 at Messe Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany. Lubrizol LifeSciences is uniquely positioned as the only medical solutions partner offering polymer customization, development services for drug eluting devices and...

Company name: Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Enhancing Healthcare using Polyurethane

Just as we can find polyurethane in our everyday lives, so too can we find it throughout many of the medical procedures we probably don't care to think too much about. Many of these applications in the medical realm are a result of the attractive properties of polyurethane, which can be attributed to the chemical structure of this polymer.In the...

Company name: Econic Technologies
Published On: Sunday April 09th, 2017

Freudenberg presents innovative solutions at INDEX17

Freudenberg Performance Materials is presenting its broad product portfolio of innovative solutions for a variety of applications at INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland, this week.These include laminates of hydroactive nonwovens and hydrophilic polyurethane foams, as well as high-performance nonwovens for hygiene products and for cosmetic applications....

Company name: Freudenberg
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

Rebuildable rubber tracks extend life

The tires versus rubber tracks debate sparked by CAT Challenger 31 years ago eventually subsided.Tracks are now available for every agricultural implement that might ever need to work in mud.The atypical wet weather we've experienced in the past couple decades fostered enormous growth in the rubber track industry, as did the awareness of yield...

Company name: Right Track Systems
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. Launches a Free Custom 3D Model Configurator on their Website

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C., the world leader in the polyurethane timing belt industry announces the launch of their exclusive 3D configurator for generating models of custom pulleys and timing belts.The 3D configurator was designed by the BRECOflex engineering department and is available exclusively through their website at...

Company name: BRECOflex
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

Raeder-Vogel: A look back at LogiMAT 2017

As in recent years, we were once again present at the LogiMAT with a 65 m² exhibition booth.We presented a special selection of our product range for intralogistics to our visitors. Meanwhile, our broad range of products comprises of over 30,000 articles with 25 different tread materials with diameters from 30 to 1,800 mm and load capacities of up...

Company name: Raeder-Vogel
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Reebok Growing Plant-Based Footwear

Today, global fitness brand Reebok announced its "Cotton + Corn" sustainable products initiative, which will bring plant-based footwear to the market later this year.Cotton + Corn is an initiative developed by the Reebok Future team to create shoes "made from things that grow." The first release will be a shoe that has an upper comprised of organic...

Company name: Reebok International
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

APC Appoints New ChemLine Coatings Global Rail & Transport Sales Manager

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), a world-wide leader in high performance coatings for industrial and marine applications based here, has named James R. DeChant as ChemLine Coatings Global Rail & Transport Sales Manager.In this new role, Mr. DeChant will be responsible for ChemLine coating sales and business development activities serving the...

Company name: Advanced Polymer Coatings
Published On: Saturday April 08th, 2017

Kommerling UK looks to the Middle East & Africa for future growth with appointment of Business...

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Marcus Hunter to the new role of Business Development Manager.With a strong presence already in the UK and wider European market for adhesive, bonding and sealant products, Kommerling is now keen to develop opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.Marcus brings with him extensive knowledge of the...

Company name: Kommerling UK
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

Americhem Inc. hires new CEO, Matthew Hellstern

Cuyahoga Falls-based polymer company Americhem Inc. has a new chief executive officer.Americhem on Tuesday said it has appointed Matthew Hellstern as CEO of the Americhem Group of companies, succeeding Rick Juve.Juve, in turn, will become chairman of Americhem Group. Americhem makes color and additive products used in polymers. The group includes...

Company name: Americhem
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Dirk Bremm new president of BASF's Coatings division

Dirk Bremm is the new president of BASF's Coatings division, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Markus Kamieth, who was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. Kamieth had led the Coatings division since 2012. Bremm earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Leipzig,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Engineers find new way to lower cost of ethanol production

A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon.The development is the latest in an ongoing effort at UW-Madison...

Company name: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers develop safer, more effective molecule

CBN member and University of Minnesota Ph.D. candidate Kristeen Joseph is pursuing her dream of developing biobased alternatives that are safer, more effective, and potentially less expensive than traditional petroleum-based materials.Joseph is part of a team, led by Paul Dauenhauer, a University of Minnesota associate professor of chemical...

Company name: The University of Minnesota
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Henkel further drives growth within global aerospace industry

The Adhesive Technologies business unit has started the construction of a new production facility for aerospace applications at the Henkel site in Montornès del Vallès, Spain.The new line will serve the growing demand for high-impact solutions supporting key trends in the global aerospace industry such as light weighting and automation. The...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Ashland to acquire composites manufacturing facility in France from Reichhold

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced that it has made a binding offer to acquire a composites resin manufacturing facility in Etain, France, from Reichhold Holdings International B.V. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of June.The Etain facility, which...

Company name: Ashland
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

Firestone Building Products acquires Gaco Western

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC today announced its acquisition of Gaco Western (Gaco), a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation. The deal, which includes all assets and operations held by Gaco, closed April 3 after a definitive agreement was signed and announced...

Company name: Firestone Building Products
Published On: Wednesday April 05th, 2017

Amine polyether polyols and polyurethane foam compositions made from cyclic amine compounds

The present invention describes cyclic amine compounds useful for catalysts for polyurethane form-forming compositions, as well as amine alkoxylates and amine polyether polyols formed form the cyclic amines. The cyclic amine compounds of the invention provide distinct benefits for reaction compositions, methods, and polyurethane foams based on...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Polyols for thermoset and thermoplastic applications of lignin

A composition comprising: lignin, a polyol carrier compound and an isocyanate is disclosed. The lignin being mixed with the polyol carrier compound. The polyol carrier compound is selected from the group consisting of TCPP, TECP, TMCP, TDCP, etholoxylated and propoxylated phenols, tris-chloroisopropyl phosphate, amino methyl propanol , glycerin...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Process for the production of polyoxymethylene block copolymers

The invention relates to a process for producing polyoxymethylene block copolymers, comprising the step of activating the DMC catalyst in the presence of an OH-terminated polymeric formaldehyde starter compound by means of a defined amount of alkylene oxide, optionally followed by polymerization with alkylene oxides, if necessary in the presence of...

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Radiation curable aqueous compositions with controlled polymer flow

Provided in the invention is an aqueous radiation curable composition (I) comprising: --at least one ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane (A) obtained from the reaction of at least one polyisocyanate compound (Ai); at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound (Aii) containing at least one reactive group capable to react with isocyanate groups;...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Ink composition for use on non-absorbent surfaces

According to one aspect, an ink composition includes a colorant, one or more polymers such as a polyurethane siloxane, a surfactant, water, and a solvent. The ink composition has a total solids content of less than about 20% by weight. Further the ink has an initial surface tension of less than about 50 dynes per centimeter on application and the...

Company name: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Laminate production method

A method for producing an impregnated article comprising a cellulose layer which is impregnated with a melamine resin in order for a core impregnation to be formed is characterized in that a layer of a liquid medium having a moiety of isocyanate groups is applied to the top face and/or the bottom face of the core-impregnated cellulose layer.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Biomedical foams

The invention relates, generally, to porous absorbent materials which are suitable for packing antrums or other cavities of the human or animal body. More particularly, it relates to hydrophilic biodegradable foams, which may be used, e.g., in the form of a plug or tampon, for instance for controlling bleeding, wound closure, prevent tissue...

Company name: Stryker Orthopaedics
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Formulation for preparing a polyurethane foam

A novel formulation for preparing a polyurethane foam with low density, desirable hardness, good appearance, and good adhesion to a polymer film without compromising the processing properties of the formulation; and a process for preparing a multilayer structure made of the polyurethane foam.

Company name: Dow Quimica Mexicana
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Low-resilience polyurethane foam and production method thereof

A low-resilience polyurethane foam is produced by allowing a low-resilience polyurethane foam composition containing polyisocyanate (a), polyol (b), catalyst (c), and blowing agent (d) to react. The polyisocyanate (a) contains bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane, and the polyol (b) contains 5 to 30 mass % of polyol (b-1) having an average...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Method for the production of polyurethane foam

The present invention is related to a method for the production of polyurethane foam, comprising the steps of: (1) providing an isocyanate-reactive component A comprising a polyol component A1 which further comprises a physical blowing agent T; (2) combining at least the isocyanate-reactive component A and an isocyanate component B, thereby...

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Three component composition for the manufacture of polyurethane cementitious hybrid flooring or...

The present invention relates to a three component composition consisting of a polyol component (A) comprising at least two polyols, one with high and one with low molecular weight, and water, a polyisocyanate component (B) comprising a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) product with an average NCO functionality of at least 2.5, or a methylene...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Adhesive bond using different adhesives

A method for adhesively bonding shaped elements made from wood-based materials to flexible film substrates, in which i) the side that is to be bonded is mechanically processed, ii) a reactive one- or two-component polyurethane adhesive is applied to the center regions of this side, iii) an aqueous adhesive based on EVA, PVAc, PVOH is applied at...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Urethane adhesive composition

A urethane adhesive composition including (A) a urethane prepolymer having an active isocyanate group and (B) an organosilicon compound represented by the following formula (1): ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms or an aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms, R.sup.2 represents an alkyl group having 1...

Company name: Shin-Etsu Chemical
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Preparation having a low phenol content on the basis of thermoplastic polyurethane

The invention relates to a preparation comprising A) thermoplastic polyurethane produced at least from the following starting materials: (a) isocyanate, (b) a substance which is reactive toward isocyanate and which preferably comprises (c) chain extender and/or (d) catalyst and, as other starting materials, (e) additional and/or auxiliary...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

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

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

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Golf balls comprising a plasticized polyurethane layer

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

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Golf balls having multi-layered covers made from plasticized compositions containing non-acid...

Multi-layered golf balls containing a three-layered cover assembly are provided. For example, a cover assembly having an inner cover, intermediate cover, and outer cover layer may be prepared. At least one of the cover layers is formed from a thermoplastic composition that preferably comprises: a) thermoplastic non-acid polymer, and b) plasticizer....

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Footwear having polyurethane bridge layer joining sole and upper and method of manufacturing same

The present invention is generally related to an article of footwear, in particular, to an improved article of footwear that has a polyurethane bridge layer joining sole and upper, without having to use glue or some other bonding agent and a method of manufacturing such an article of footwear.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Process for operating a gas phase phosgenation plant

This invention relates to a process for operating a gas phase phosgenation plant (100) to form an isocyanate (4) by reacting an amine (2) with phosgene (1), in which the gas phase phosgenation plant is shut down by first stopping the amine stream and still maintaining the phosgene stream. After a period of time which corresponds to at least 10...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Amphoteric shape-memory polyurethane and method for preparing the same

A method for preparing an amphoteric shape-memory polyurethane and an amphoteric shape-memory polyurethane prepared by the method, the method including:1) polymerizing monomer A and monomer B to synthesize a polyurethane; and 2) contacting monomer D and the polyurethane to conduct a ring-opening reaction on a nitrogen group of the polyurethane, to...

Company name: Shenzhen University
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

The kinetics of polyurethane structural foam formation: Foaming and polymerization

Kinetic models have been developed to understand the manufacturing of polymeric foams, which evolve from low viscosity Newtonian liquids, to bubbly liquids, finally producing solid foam. Closed-form kinetics are formulated and parameterized for PMDI-10, a fast curing polyurethane, including polymerization and foaming. PMDI-10 is chemically blown,...

Company name: Sandia National Laboratories
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Influence of early water exposure on modified cementitious coating

Treating concrete surfaces with cementitious coating, especially those are used as a reservoir for potable and recreational water, is increasingly gaining popularity as a safer and better alternative to conventional coating material formulated from epoxies, urethanes, acrylics and polyureas. Despite good resistance to weathering, scratches and...

Company name: Brunel University London
Published On: Friday April 07th, 2017

Influence of aliphatic and aromatic isocyanates on the properties of polyether‐ester polyol...

This study has been conducted with an emphasis to develop a biobased polyol from canola oil by transesterification reaction followed by epoxidation and ring opening reaction with an intention to insert hydroxyl group at unsaturation sites. The products obtained were characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance and FTIR spectroscopy for structural...

Company name: Delhi Technological University
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Polyurethane adhesives containing Diels-Alder based thermoreversible bonds

A facile two-step process is developed to obtain polyester urethanes that contain various concentrations of thermoreversible Diels-Alder adduct based bonds for the development of adhesives. Besides linear systems thermoreversible networks have been included in the study. The reactions are verified using IR-spectroscopy and gel permeation...

Company name: TNO Technical Sciences
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Composites made from a soybean oil biopolyurethane and cellulose nanocrystals

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) obtained by acidic hydrolysis from microcrystalline cellulose were dispersed in a biopolyurethane matrix to prepare composite films. The polyurethane was prepared from a hydroxylated soybean oil (SO-OH) and a polymeric diphenyldiisocyanate (pMDI), using a organotin compound as the catalyst. The composite films contained...

Company name: Facultad de Ingenieria Mar del Plata
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Bio‐based flexible polyurethane foams derived from succinic polyol: Mechanical and acoustic...

Polyurethane foams have widespread applications as temperature insulators, sound barriers and shock absorbers. The market requests for these materials growth annually and its production pose serious environmental problems. In this article, several polyurethane foams compositions are obtained by partially replacing a conventional synthetic polyol...

Company name: Adler Plastic
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Nonisocyanate polyurethanes from six‐membered cyclic carbonates: Catalysis and side reactions

We present a detailed investigation of the aminolysis of six‐membered cyclic carbonates to form (poly)hydroxyurethanes. Model reactions between hexyl amine and trimethylene carbonate were performed under different conditions where we surveyed the effects of temperature and the presence of catalyst on the rate of reaction. Increased...

Company name: United States Army Research Laboratory
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017

Influence of the soft segment nature on the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory polyurethanes

Shape-memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) represent a highly interesting class of materials due to their applications in different sectors such as biomedical, textile, and aerospace. Moreover, it is possible to synthesize a variety of polyurethanes with different molecular architectures just choosing properly the chemical structure of their components. In...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Thursday April 06th, 2017


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