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  Issue-654 - April 24, 2017   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
China to ban eco-hazards in polyurethane foam

China plans to completely eliminate the use of HCFCs, compounds composed of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine and carbon atoms, by the end of 2025 in the polyurethane foam sector, according to the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office at Ministry of Environmental Protection.The plan was announced in a meeting held on Friday in Kunming, Yunnan's provincial...

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Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> EMULSIONS
New finishing agents for high-quality leather

The Leather business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its portfolio for the leather industry with the addition of HYDRHOLAC CL-20 Emulsion and OPTI-MATT AD-20 Duller. The two new binders for finishing high-quality automotive leather were developed by The Dow Chemical Company and are currently marketed by LANXESS. In this...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Contact Dream flexible polyurethane foam

Contact Dream foam is made of a novel high-quality, viscous, flexible polyurethane material. It distributes the weight evenly and provides a balanced rest of every one of the different body parts through which manages to recreate a sense of zero gravity. Committed to the care of nature, and complying with the right policy of respect for the...

Company name: Interplasp
Published On: Tuesday April 18th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
GacoOnePass F1850 is ABAA Evaluated Material

Gaco Western is pleased to announce that GacoOnePass F1850 Closed Cell Foam has successfully completed the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Material Evaluation process for medium density sprayed polyurethane foam and has been deemed an ABAA Evaluated Material and part of an ABAA Evaluated Assembly.This evaluation is the pinnacle of Gaco's...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Opens Automotive Refinish Training Centre in Dubai

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched the first of its kind Automotive Refinish Training Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Centre will provide expert training in the use of Axalta products that are designed for the repainting of vehicles in body shops. The opening of the next...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
Volatile Free, Inc. Offers Damp Proofing/Waterproofing Coatings

The leadership at Volatile Free, Inc. (VFI) has added three new coatings to a diverse product line. The new products include: VFI-608 Below Grade Waterproofing System, VFI-690 Waterproofing Primer and VFI-695 Clear Wall Sealant/Water-repellent.VFI-608 is designed for waterproofing below grade masonry surfaces such as foundation, basement and...

Company name: Volatile Free
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
New Coatings Aimed at Protection, Efficiency

PPG's protective and marine coatings unit has introduced PSX 800 and PSX 805 coatings for steel and metal surfaces. The company says the new formulations deliver enhanced application properties with an optional satin finish.PPG says the coatings, made with the Pittsburgh-based firm's polysiloxane technology, have improved flexibility to thwart the...

Company name: PPG Protective & Marine Coatings
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Successful Training held by VersaFlex & HTC completed last week

VersaFlex is proud to announce that it has completed another successful concrete floor training at VersaFlex's Training Facility and Technical Center in Houston, TX. The class consisted of professionals with varying levels of concrete floor experience, from just those starting out to seasoned veterans, and all found it to be educational and...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
Stopping Corrosion in the Utility Industry

From gas distribution, drinking water, and sewer piping to electric transmission, distribution and substation structures to telecom towers, much of the utility industry's carbon steel facility infrastructure is aging and now between 40 and 100 years old. Consequently, the cost of corrosion is on a path to dramatically escalate."Utilities, which...

Company name: EonCoat
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
German Adhesive Association Releases Trends in Key Adhesive Raw Materials Report

The German Adhesive Association recently announced it has released a report on the trends in key adhesive raw materials. Although some may say that the current global political climate could best be described as tense and volatile, the relevant business barometers indicate that the world economy is performing robustly, indicating that business...

Company name: klebstoff Presse
Published On: Thursday April 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Covestro raises prices for elastomer products

Effective May 1st, 2017, Covestro will raise the selling prices for its Desmodur and Baytec elastomer systems, which include prepolymers, polyols and curatives, by up to 9 percent. The magnitude varies depending upon the product line. The price increase will be applied globally as contracts allow.Customers will be contacted by Covestro Elastomers'...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Elastomers
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
Dow Polyurethanes UK facility to host workshop on new REACH-compliant elastomer

Dow Polyurethanes will introduce customers from across Europe to a new, REACH-compliant elastomer system when it hosts a workshop at its UK facilities next month.The company, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, recently launched the latest addition to its 'Hyperlast' Elastomers family, especially developed to help the industry...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Halifax-based extruder reduces production and materials costs with Plasmac technology

Bond A Band, a plastics extrusion company based in Halifax, is saving both production and materials costs following investment in a new recovery and recycling system from Plasmac.Bond A Band, which manufactures extruded aromatic/aliphatic polyurethane sheet, film and profiles, chose a system from UK-based Plasmac's 'Alpha' range.Supplied by UK...

Company name: Bond A Band
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Unveils Latest Plant-Based Innovations for the Automotive Industry

Bio-based materials bringing new performance and alternative sourcing for the automotive industry is one of the key focus areas at this year's Plant Based Summit in Lille, France. Join us on April 25 at 11:30 a.m. CEST where Denis Burlaud, EMEA sales manager, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, will present "Leveraging Bio-based Performance from the...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Bridgestone Set to Introduce Airless Tires

When it comes to tires, there are generally three things to considersize, tread life and tire pressure. Once you`ve figured out the proper size needed and your new rubber has been mounted, keeping an eye on treadwear and tire pressure is a must for as long as the tire is on your vehicle. But what if you didn`t have to think about under-inflating or...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Everything you need to know about memory foam mattress. And more.

As strong proponents of sleep science and science in general, we'll admit: we're obsessed with NASA. What science lover wouldn't be? Many of the world's most innovative and useful products have been spun off from technologies developed for missions into space. Portable cordless vacuums. Solar panels. Water purifiers. And, importantly for sleep -...

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Published On: Thursday April 20th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BREAST IMPLANTS
Breast implants linked to cancer

Five new cases have been confirmed in Australia in the past four months, bringing the total to 51 - including three deathsThe TGA has confirmed more cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) since its last statement in December 2016.At that time, 46 cases of breast implant-associated ALCL had been confirmed in...

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Published On: Thursday April 20th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Concentrol expands its production area

Working to continue offering the best solutions adapted to the needs of all customers, Concentrol has decided to increase its production area with the acquisition of a building adjacent to Concentrol-2 that adds 2,500 square meters including 1,000 square meters of floor space for production and storage. The new building will be called...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura, one of the world's leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives, earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017. All required regulatory authorities have cleared the transaction. Already in February 2017, Chemtura's...

Company name: Lanxess AG
Published On: Sunday April 23rd, 2017

 
New ISO standard 9001:2015 calls for a mind shift

Baumer was one of the first companies in the industry to initiate and implement a certification process in a targeted manner.To start with, the Baumer department managers were instructed about the changes in the standard with the assistance of Ms. Kruck from our certifier Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. This training event had a real "wow"...

Company name: Albrecht Baumer
Published On: Thursday April 20th, 2017

 
BPF to examine how the 'new industrial revolution' will impact the plastics industry

Industry 4.0, often referred to as the new industrial revolution, will have a major impact on manufacturing. To examine how this will affect the plastics industry in particular, the BPF is hosting an event that will explore a number of the ideas behind this concept.Industry 4.0 will result in what has come to be known as a 'smart factory', where...

Company name: The British Plastics Federation
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
Songwon opens Technology Innovation Center in Korea

The Korean speciality chemicals manufacturer Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. has officially opened a new Technology Innovation Center in Korea on 23 March 2017. Located on the company's Maeam site in South Korea, the centre encompasses 32,000 m and includes analysis labs, synthetic rooms, clean rooms, kilos lab scale rooms, polymer processing and...

Company name: Songwon
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
Don't miss the deadline: REACH Pre-registrations

The next REACH phase entails a registration for companies that either produce substances in amounts between 1 and 100 tons or import them into the European market. This registration has to be completed until March 31, 2018.However, the prerequisite for a registration is that a substance is pre-registered first - the deadline here is March 31 this...

Company name: the European Chemicals Agency
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
Tnemec Expands R&D Facility and Upgrades Capabilities

Tnemec Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of protective coatings and linings, opened the doors of its new research and development facility on March 30, 2017. This expansion of the company's current manufacturing plant in North Kansas City, Missouri, includes an upgrade that doubles the size of its previous R&D laboratory and office space while...

Company name: Tnemec
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
Zero to One

When we think about the future, we hope for a future of progress. That progress can take one of two forms. Horizontal or extensive progress means copying things that work--- going from 1 to n. Horizontal progress is easy to imagine because we already know what it looks like. Vertical or intensive progress means doing new things--- going from 0 to...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Infographic: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician in Evaluating Diisocyanate Exposed Workers for...

This infographic provides clinical guidance for the physician asked to evaluate an individual who may potentially be exposed to diisocyanates at work and who is reporting lower respiratory symptoms at work.

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
PEOPLE
New management team to expand Aury's African footprint

Aury Africa aims to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance mineral-processing equipment to the African mining industry by 2022. This is the vision of the company's new management team, led by Director Sydney Parkhouse.Key to the ongoing success of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is the industry-leading expertise...

Company name: Aury Africa
Published On: Wednesday April 19th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Transfer film for three-dimensional molding

Disclosed is a transfer film for three-dimensional molding in which at least a surface protection layer and a primer layer are layered in this order on a transfer base material, wherein the surface protection layer is formed by a cured product of an ionizing-radiation-curable resin composition including: polycarbonate (meth)acrylate and/or...

Company name: Dai Nippon Printing
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Process for producing aqueous polyurethane formulations

A process for producing aqueous polyurethane preparations comprises the steps of: A) providing a solution in at least one solvent of at least one polymeric polyurethane bearing ionizable groups, B) using at least one neutralizing agent to partially neutralize the at least one polymeric polyurethane bearing ionizable groups, C) dispersing the at...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday April 18th, 2017

 
Process for preparing solvent-free aqueous polyurethane dispersion

A process for preparing aqueous polyurethane solvent-free uses an acrylate monomer instead of acetone to dilute a prepared polyurethane prepolymer, not only the monomer can be added without cooling, but also the prepolymer has good dispersal and is favorable to subsequent dispersion in water while preventing coagulation and acetone residual;...

Company name: Nan Ya Plastics
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam

The present invention relates to a polyurethane foam obtained from a polyurethane raw material containing polyol, isocyanate, a foam stabilizer, a catalyst and a foam-forming gas by a mechanical froth method, wherein the polyol contains a castor oil-based polyol having a viscosity at 25.degree. C. of 2,000 mPas or less, and a polyether-based...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Tuesday April 18th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Metallic coating compostion

The invention provides: a metallic coating composition and a method for forming the coating film. The metallic coating composition includes: a binder component containing a phosphate group-containing acrylic resin (A), a polyisocyanate compound (B), and a cellulose resin (C); and a vapor-deposition aluminum pigment (D), wherein the vapor-deposition...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
Coating compositions including a polyisocyanate chain extended nh functional prepolymer

This disclosure relates to a coating composition including a polyisocyanate chain extended NH functional pre-polymer, a method for coating of a metallic or plastic substrate as well as the use of the polyisocyanate chain extended NH functional pre-polymer for improving the adhesion of a coating composition on a metallic or plastic substrate and/or...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane prepolymer with cyclocarbonate end groups of low viscosity 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 April 21st, 2017

 
Delayed curing high Tg crash durable adhesive

The invention relates to structural epoxy adhesives comprising an epoxy resin, a trifunctional epoxy resin; and a polyphenolic blocked polyurethane. The cured adhesives exhibit high Tg and good mechanical properties. The invention includes methods of making, and curing the adhesives, as well as the cured adhesive and article comprising the cured...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Polyurethane compositions, films, and methods thereof

Provided compositions, films, and methods impart a low-surface energy surface to a polyurethane layer whereby contaminants to bead up on the surface to dramatically facilitate removal. At the same time, the provided articles retain excellent clarity and processibility for use in surface protection applications. Compositions having these...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane materials for forming medical devices

Principles and embodiments of the present invention relate generally to thermoplastic polyurethane materials having controlled and improved stiffness and/or flexibility, and methods to prepare them. The thermoplastic polyurethanes described herein having superior stiffness and softening properties may be fabricated into film, tubing, and other...

Company name: Becton, Dickinson and Company
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball paint composition

A golf ball paint composition includes primarily a urethane paint made of a polyol and a polyisocyanate. The polyol is an acrylic polyol, and the composition has an elastic work recovery of at least 70%. The paint composition has a high self-repairing ability and is of high quality as a golf ball paint. Golf balls coated with this composition are...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Production of in situ crosslinkable polyisobutylene-polyurethane nanofibers and coatings

A method for making a device including a polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer. The method includes polymerizing a polyisobutylene diol, a diisocyanate, and a chain extender within a solvent system to form a polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer solution, depositing the polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer solution onto at...

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Friday April 21st, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Synthesis and properties of novel water‐dispersible polyisocyanates

A series of novel water‐dispersible polyisocyanates (WDPs) were synthesized with hexamethylene diisocyanate isoxyanurates (HDI trimer), dimethylol butanoic acid (DMBA), polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether (MPEG‐600) and 1,4‐cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM) as materials. Two‐component waterborne polyurethane (2K‐WPU) films...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Whole procedure solvent free route to CO2 based waterborne polyurethane by elevated temperature...

An elevated-temperature dispersing (ETD) strategy was developed to disperse prepolymers at 80 DEGC for producing waterborne CO2-based polyurethane (CO2-WPU) in a whole-procedure organic solvent-free route. The obstacle of high viscosity challenging the traditional prepolymer-dispersing process was overcome, and the concern of significant NCO loss...

Company name: Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Tuning the properties of segmented polyhydroxyurethanes via chain extender structure

The influence of chain extender structure on the properties of segmented polyhydroxyurethane (PHU) was investigated with four diamine molecules: 1,4‐diaminobutane, isophorone diamine, methylene bis(cyclohexyl amine), and bis(aminomethyl) norbornane. These nonisocyanate polyurethanes were synthesized with polytetramethylene oxide‐based...

Company name: Northwestern University
Published On: Monday April 24th, 2017

 
 

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