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  Issue-653 - April 17, 2017   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Global Polyurethane Market to Reach $105 by 2025

The global polyurethane (PU) market is anticipated to reach $105.2 billion by 2025, according to Research and Markets "Polyurethane Market 2014-2025" report. Urethane polymers are increasingly being used to address consumer needs in health, convenience and sustainability by means of applications such as adhesives, coatings, and insulation...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Kick-off for major fire retardant conference

Last week, a kick-off meeting for the European Coatings Fire Forum took place in Germany with major influencers from academia and industry. The meetings' goal was to identify major trends and challenges for the fire retardant coatings industry.Manufacturers of fire retardant coatings a facing new challenges. This was a key finding of last week's...

Company name: The European Coatings Fire Forum
Published On: Thursday April 13th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
China's CFC-free foaming technology sold for 500m yuan

A Chinese new material firm has spent 500 million yuan ($72 million) to buy exclusive rights to a new climate-friendly technology to produce foaming agent, which is widely used in refrigeration and building materials.Such a high price has rarely been seen in sales of research findings in China.The technology was independently developed by a...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Wanhua to build new MDI plant in Louisiana

China's Wanhua Chemical plans to build a $1.1 billion methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant in Louisiana.Wanhua is the world's largest producer of the polyurethane raw material, which is also made by U.S. and European firms such as BASF, Covestro, Dow Chemical, and Huntsman Corp. According to the consulting firm IHS Markit, Wanhau's 1.8...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday April 11th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Sherwin-Williams And Valspar Reach Agreement To Sell Valspar's North American Industrial Wood...

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) and The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement with Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) to sell the assets related to Valspar's North American Industrial Wood Coatings business to Axalta for $420 million in cash. Valspar's North American Industrial...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams
Published On: Thursday April 13th, 2017

 
Coatings sector warns of Brexit risks in major industry survey

A major survey conducted by the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has revealed some significant concerns of the coatings sector regarding the economic and regulatory landscape post-Brexit. Coatings are an important "enabling" economic sector to other key industries such as automotive and construction, allowing manufacturing to thrive in the UK, so...

Company name:
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
Axalta Showcases Colorful, Durable Imron Elite Coatings at ExpoCam

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will showcase its premium commercial brand of Imron Elite polyurethane coatings for fleet vehicles, body builders and heavy duty trucks at ExpoCam held April 20-22, 2017 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec. Axalta invites attendees to visit booth #5027 on Level...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday April 13th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
BASF launches new MasterTop flooring series on the European market

With the new MasterTop 1327 series BASF has launched two fully liquid-applied, sound deadening flooring system specifications which combine high walking comfort with exclusive design possibilities and enhanced sound deadening properties. This complements the BASF product portfolio of chemical solutions for construction, which is bundled under the...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LINERS
Water Research Foundation Releases New Results on Lead Service Line Lining and Coating Technologies

The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of innovative research supporting the water community, is pleased to announce a new research report on lead service line lining and coating technologies. The study found that certain lining and coating technologies can effectively reduce or eliminate release of lead from lead service lines...

Company name: The Water Research Foundation
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
NCFI's TerraThane Geotechnical Foam Keeps Natural Gas Flowing in Nation's Ninth Largest Gas Reserve

An unfortunate inlet line break at one of Anadarko Petroleum's hydraulic fracturing stations in Weld County, Colorado just north of Denver, allowed injection fluid to wash out the end of the pumping station and get beneath the concrete slab foundation causing erosion. The voids created beneath the slabs were from three inches to five inches and...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday April 14th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
New Polyaspartic Made for Concrete Floors

Coatings and linings provider US Coatings (St. Louis) has announced the launch of a high-solids polyaspartic designed for direct-to-concrete and primed concrete surfaces.The company says GripCrete 9000 PA combines viscosity and adhesion promoters to provide grip to marginally prepared surfaces, such as high-traffic warehouse floors. The functions...

Company name: US COATINGS
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
New Homes Strengthen Economy, Spur Job Growth

As the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department confirms the significant contribution that residential construction has on the U.S. economy.Final estimates of fourth quarter 2016 gross domestic product (GDP) growth show that housing's share of GDP stands at 15.6%.Home building is a...

Company name: The National Association of Home Builders
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Accella Polyurethane Systems Announces Tru-Motion Play Series Product Line For Optimal Installation...

Accella Polyurethane Systems announced today that it has expanded its Tru-Motion Play Series products to include an expanded line of Aromatic binders for Pour in Place safety surfaces. These products have been developed to cover the wide range of climate conditions encountered in the United States. The new line replaces the previous product range...

Company name: Accella Performance Materials
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
New Study Confirms Contribution of Insulation Industry to Economy

A new economic report, "The Contributions Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2016" produced by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the insulation industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy at $20 billion a year and helps support close to 400,000 jobs each year. In addition, the combined economic activity supported by...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
China's Huarich joins Insqin waterborne PU programme

Leading Chinese polyurethane (PU) material manufacturer Huarich is to work with Covestro to develop a new range of waterborne PU materials with a focus on fashion apparel applications.Kunshan Huarich Synthetic Leather Co has become the latest partner to the Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program, launched by polymer materials supplier Covestro in July...

Company name: Kunshan Huarich Synthetic Leather
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Milliken Acquires Keystone Aniline Corporation to Better Serve Global Colorant Customers

Milliken & Company, a leading supplier of polymer-bound colorants and additives, today announced that it has acquired Keystone Aniline Corporation, a global leader in dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions and polymers, headquartered in Chicago, Ill. This move joins two successful organizations with complementary expertise and capabilities to offer...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
BASF saves 60 million globally from employee ideas

Valuable ideas: by implementing improvement proposals from employees, BASF was able to save nearly 60 million globally last year. A computer program for labeling samples, a concept for efficient distillation of a solvent, and a new approach to the energy-saving melting of waxes - these and 21,000 other improvement proposals were implemented in...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
PCC Rokita: Project of the year 2016. Creative Chemistry ...

Recently, we have got to know 7 winners of the 7th edition of the 'Project of the Year' Competition organised by PCC Capital Group. The Competition is addressed to the employees of the research & development, technological and sales departments. Its main objective is to support innovativeness, develop new technologies and optimise manufacturing...

Company name: PCC Rokita
Published On: Friday April 14th, 2017

 
Wanhua N.A Technical Center Put Into operation

March 29th 2017 CDT, Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. officially announced Wanhua N.A Technical Center put into operation.Based in Yantai Shandong Province PR China, Wanhua Chemical is the largest and most competitive MDI producer and leading supplier in ADI market. Since the sales company established in Philadelphia in 2006, Wanhua constantly...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Thursday April 13th, 2017

 
Coim announces Darwink acquisition, manufacturer of Flexible Packaging Ink

Coim continues its expansion in flexible packaging world through the acquisition of all Darwink srl's, shares, an Italian company specialized in the production of flexographic and rotogravure inks for flexible packaging. Subsequent to the purchasing, the company, which will be totally controlled by Coim Group, will acquire the new name of...

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
BASF inaugurates Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in India

BASF recently inaugurated its new Innovation Campus Asia Pacific, located in Mumbai, India. With a total expected investment of up to EUR 50 million, the projects marks BASF's largest R+D investment in South Asia. All global research operations at the innovation campus will be housed under BASF Chemicals India Private Limited, a 100 % subsidiary of...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
Coatings Projects Get EPA Research Money

An isocyanate-free polyurethane, a bio-based replacement for fumed silica and an unlikely combination of pig manure and old shingles used to bind pavement are among the developments on the receiving end of a new round of Small Business Innovation Research contracts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Nine new SBIR disbursements, dubbed...

Company name: US Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Tuesday April 11th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
National Coatings Appoints Nick Febo as Territory Sales Manager for Texas

National Coatings Corporation is pleased to announce Nick Febo has joined the National Coatings team as the new Territory Sales Manager servicing the Texas market. Febo will focus on and provide exceptional sales growth and client support to roofing contractors and distributors in his region.I am very excited to join the National Coatings sales...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Pyrrolidine-based catalysts for use in polyurethane materials

The present disclosure relates to pyrrolidine-based catalysts for use in a polyurethane formulation. The polyurethane formulation includes the pyrrolidine-based catalyst, a compound containing an isocyanate functional group, an active hydrogen-containing compound. The use of such catalysts produces high quality polyurethane foam while reducing...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method 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 started up by first charging the plant with phosgene. At the same time as, or after the first charge of phosgene, the amine supply devices are...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
Process for preparing isocyanates

The invention relates to a method for preparing isocyanates by the phosgenation of the corresponding amines in which problems resulting from the formation of deposits in apparatuses of the reaction segment during activation (starting) and deactivation (termination) of the method can be prevented by processing measures, in particular ensuring that...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Process for preparing polyisocyanates which are flocculation-stable in solvents from...

The present invention relates to a new process for preparing polyisocyanates containing isocyanurate groups and being flocculation-stable in solvents from (cyclo)aliphatic diisocyanates.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Pole shield

The present disclosure relates to a pole shield for extending around a pole structure. The pole shield comprises a sheet of composite material forming a hollow structure having an open first end and an opposed open second end. The sheet of composite material comprises from about 0% to about 80% by weight of a reinforcement impregnated with about...

Company name: RS Technologies
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Solvent free aqueous polyurethane dispersions and methods of making and using the same

Substantially solvent-free aqueous polyurethane dispersions and methods of making and using the same are provided. The substantially solvent-free aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in a substantially solvent-free system of a prepolymer made by reacting at least one polyol, at least one polyisocyanate, at least one isocyanate-reactive...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Systems and methods for forming polyurethanes

A reaction system for forming a thermoset urethane or polyurethane comprising at least one polyol, at least one isocyanate, and a zinc-containing catalyst. In some aspects, the polyol may be a monomeric polyol comprising secondary hydroxyl groups or it may be a polymeric polyol comprising residues of the monomeric polyol. The zinc-containing...

Company name: Eastman Chemical Company
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Packaging material, case, and power storage device

The packaging material includes a heat-resistant resin layer 2 as an outer side layer, a heat-fusible resin layer 3 as an inner side layer, and a metal foil layer 4 arranged between these layers. The heat-resistant resin layer 2 is made of a heat-resistant resin film having a hot water shrinkage rate of 1.5% to 12% and the heat-resistant resin...

Company name: Showa Denko Packaging
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Removable polyurethane hot melt adhesive and the use thereof

The invention relates to a polyurethane (PU) reactive hot melt adhesive removable at elevated temperature as well as having a high bonding strength at room temperature.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Two-component polyurethane compositions that are especially suitable for use as structural adhesives

The invention relates to two-component polyurethane compositions that are especially suitable for use as structural adhesives. Said compositions are constituted of a polyol component K1 and a polyisocyanate component K2, the polyol component K1 comprising at least one alkoxylated aromatic diol A1 and at least one aliphatic triol A2 and the...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> TPU
Method of producing a surface protection composite

The present invention provides a method of making a three-layer aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) surface protection composite. The method involves extruding an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer onto a substrate layer at the flat die extrusion nip comprising a rubber roller in the back position and a polished steel roller in...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Method for the continuous production of an endless string of polyurethane reactive plastic material

A method for continuous production of an endless string of polyurethane reactive plastic material including, a) conveying the reactive components to a mixer in a metered manner, b) mixing the reactive components into a reactive mixture, c) subsequently discharging the reactive mixture and d) coating a first sheet section made from a plane, flexible...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Soft polyurethane foam molded article and seat pad

The present invention provides a soft polyurethane foam molded atticle which has a mounting surface (1A) can be obtained by foaming and molding a raw foaming liquid, and has a constitution which a ratio of a diameter of a foaming cell in the horizontal direction X along the mounting surface (1A) to a diameter of the foaming cell in the vertical...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Molded wire and molded cable, and wire for molded wire and cable for molded cable

A molded cable comprises a conductor, an insulation inner layer, an insulation outer layer, and a resin molded body. The insulation inner layer comprises a crosslinked ethylene resin composition and is provided an outer circumference of the conductor. The insulation outer layer comprises a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane composition and is...

Company name: Hitachi Metal
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Dual core having thermoplastic inner core, thermoset outer core layer, and positive hardness...

A golf ball includes a thermoplastic HNP inner core layer having a center hardness less than the surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient. An outer core layer is formed from a thermoset rubber composition. The core layer has an inner surface hardness less than the outer surface hardness to define a positive hardness gradient of 3 to...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
Medium gradient multi-piece urethane covered golf ball

A golf ball includes a core having an outer surface and a geometric center; an inner cover layer, and an outer cover layer. The inner cover layer includes an ionomeric material and has a material hardness of about 60 Shore D or greater. The outer cover layer is formed from a polyurea or polyurethane and has a material hardness of about 60 Shore M...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Polyurethane useful for orthopedics external fixing system in complex environment and preparation...

A polyurethane used for orthopedics external fixing system in complex environment is obtained by reaction of mixture of polyether polyol with modified isocyanate in the weight ratio of 1:0.6-0.75. The modified isocyanate is obtained by reaction of polyphenylene polymethylene isocyanate with polyether glycol. The components and corresponding weight...

Company name:
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> ADHESIVES
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: Sika Automotive
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Hydrolysis of aromatic polyurethane in water under high pressure of CO2

We have demonstrated a hydrolysis reaction of polyurethane (PU) under high pressure of carbon dioxide (CO2) in water. We employed the PU sample, poly(methylene bis-(1,4-phenylene)hexamethylene dicarbamate), denoted as M-PU, which was synthesized from 4,4′-diphenyl methane diisocyanate and 1,4-butane diol (BD). The optimum hydrolysis reaction...

Company name: Nagasaki University
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
Clickable polyurethanes based on s‐triazine ring containing aromatic diisocyanate bearing...

A new s-triazine ring containing aromatic diisocyanate bearing a pendent alkyne group, namely, 2,4-bis(4-isocyanatophenoxy)−6-(prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)−1,3,5-triazine was synthesized and reacted with various diols viz., 1,10-decanediol, tetraethylene glycol and polyethylene glycols in the presence of dibutyltin dilaurate as the catalyst to...

Company name: CSIR-Central Building Research Institute
Published On: Monday April 17th, 2017

 
 

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