Issue-655 - May 01, 2017   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Kommerling UK appoints Chemical Technologies Ltd (CTL) as UK distributor for the Cilbond range

Kommerling UK has announced the appointment of Chemical Technologies Ltd (CTL) as a distributor for its Cilbond products in the UK. The product range includes high-performance primers and bonding agents, designed to chemically bond rubber and polyurethane elastomers during the moulding/casting processes to a variety of substrates including metals,...

Company name: Kommerling UK
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

ICIS PU Markets Insight: Sadara Entry A Boon For Isocyanates Buyers, Bane For Producers

The supply of isocyanates, key ingredients in the polyurethanes (PU) industry, to the Middle East is currently dominated by producers in northeast Asia. However, the entry of Saudi Arabia's Sadara has the potential to change those dynamics. That could have an impact on prices, from as early as this year, as material from the Dow-Aramco joint...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Potting Compounds and Adhesives for Power Electronic Applications

Today's electronic assemblies have to perform in some of the harshest environments. Epoxies, Etc. has been formulating solutions for electronic circuitry and assemblies for over 25 years.Several potting compounds and adhesives offered by Epoxies, Etc. are providing customers power management solutions. Common applications include capacitors, power...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Polyurethane Potting Compound Sets New Standard For Electronics

Too many potting and encapsulating compounds are difficult to work with due to their odd mix ratios, high viscosity, and long cure times. In addition, some of these older generation materials utilize hazardous constituents that require elaborate personal protective equipment for workers.20-2180 was formulated for today's demanding electronic...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Solvent-free conformal coatings and encapsulants which cure in shadowed areas

Dual-Cure electronic conformal coatings and encapsulants combine the speed and reliability of light curing with a secondary curing mechanism. Dymax Dual-Cure conformal coatings and encapsulants for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronics assembly applications use a secondary moisture cure to provide a complete cure, even in shadowed areas on...

Company name: Intertronics
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Hybrid Partners with Major Partner for Asian Distribution

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it is working with a major Asian company with over $800M in annual revenue towards a potential distribution and joint development agreement. Hybrid's Asian partner is finalizing testing on the company's zero isocyanate hybrid polyurethane hardener. Upon successful completion of the test,...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Henkel Adhesive Technologies Addresses Rising Costs in Adhesive Products

Henkel's North American Packaging and Consumer Goods Division will be implementing price adjustments for certain LOCTITE , TECHNOMELT , and AQUENCE products effective May 1, 2017 or as contracts allow.Henkel continuously monitors market trends to offer the best innovations with the highest value to adhesive consumers. A price action is necessary at...

Company name: Henkel North America
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Lehmann&Voss&Co. at Chinaplas 2017

Lehmann&Voss&Co. is now one of the established exhibitors at Chinaplas, which this year will be held in Guangzhou.From 16 to 19 May 2017, our subsidiary LEHVOSS (Shanghai) Chemical Trading Co., Ltd. will present products from four business units. The focus of attention this time will be on high-strength LUVOCOM high-performance compounds for...

Company name: Lehmann & Voss & Co
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Physical Properties of Cast Polyurethane

Understanding the physical properties of cast polyurethane is key to proper design and specification of a successful urethane part.■ Polyurethane Load Bearing AbilityMolded polyurethanes have excellent load bearing ability. When placed in compression urethanes can support higher loads than other elastomers of similar hardness. The high load...

Company name: Gallagher
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

OSV M4 2K machine for processing hot-curing polyurethanes - OSV new video on YouTube

OSV Technologiya presents its new video, that demonstrates in operation our new development in OSV equipment range - two-component mixing and casting machine OSV M4 2K for processing hot curing polyurethane elastomers. All works on design of the machine, its production and adjustment were carried out at OSV factory due to the order of our Russian...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Dopag at Chinaplas 2017

CHINAPLAS 2017 will be held in China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China on May 16 - 19, 2017. It will feature "intelligent manufacturing, high-tech materials and green solutions" with advanced plastics machinery, materials and technologies all found in a 250, 000+ sq. meter exhibition area from over 3,300 renowned...

Company name: DOPAG
Published On: Wednesday April 26th, 2017

NHIC member Recticel Insulation supports Parliamentary event to launch new magazine

The National Home Improvement Council today launched their industry-led consumer magazine, Progress, dedicated to showcasing the best and newest ideas for home improvement in the UK.Progress is the official magazine of the NHIC, produced quarterly and reflecting the important work of its high profile membership. It is available in both hard copy...

Company name: National Home Improvement Council - NHIC
Published On: Wednesday April 26th, 2017

TopBuild Acquires Superior Insulation Products

TopBuild Corp. the leading purchaser, installer and distributor of insulation products to the U.S. construction industry, has acquired Superior Insulation Products, LLC, a residential insulation company based in Seattle, Washington. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, Superior Insulation generated approximately $12 million in annual...

Company name: TopBuild
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Innovative seating concepts for autonomous driving solutions - Adient highlights new products at...

The global automotive seating supplier Adient unveiled several products and concepts at Auto Shanghai 2017, including many that were designed and engineered in China for the local, regional and global automotive industry. Adient, created when Johnson Controls' automotive seating business was spun off as an independent company in 2016, showcased its...

Company name: Adient
Published On: Monday May 01st, 2017

Hoover school board sticks with decision to install polyurethane tracks

The Hoover school board this morning confirmed its decision two weeks ago to install polyurethane track surfaces at Hoover and Spain Park high schools instead of a more expensive and higher-quality Mondo surface requested by track coaches and boosters.Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy on April 10 recommended the polyurethane tracks but...

Company name: Mondo Track & Field
Published On: Wednesday April 26th, 2017

Safe-to-Service Conveyor Belt Cleaners Reduce Risk and Service Time

A global leader in bulk material handling technology has introduced a new family of heavy-duty conveyor belt cleaner designs, engineered so the blade cartridge can be pulled away from the belt for safe access and replaced by a single worker. Martin Engineering developed the Safe to Service (STS) blades to secure both primary and secondary cleaners...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

SES Foam: Should We Believe the Hype?

Much has been mentioned recently about different supplier's market success and their determination to support their contractors at an industry-leading level. Is there really a differentiation between suppliers and how they stand behind their commitment? Are they truly in the contractor's corner and helping them win the market battle? We asked some...

Company name: SES Foam
Published On: Monday May 01st, 2017

General Plastics' testing services: Quality testing and fast results

General Plastics' testing services span the full range of quality assurance. We work with customers from determination of test methods to final test certification. Services include physical property, developmental testing, and flammability testing, including the seat cushion oil burner test. General Plastics is one of only 9 in the nation who...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Kingspan shares fall as UK demand 'softens' and costs rise

Kingspan, whose shares have rallied 75 per cent from their post-Brexit lows, has seen its UK order backlog weaken in recent weeks and its profit margins come under pressure as it grapples with a surge in the cost of a key chemical ingredient used to make insulation products.Shares in the Cavan-based group, whose market value reached an all-time...

Company name: Kingspan
Published On: Thursday April 27th, 2017

PPG Issues Statement on Proposal to Combine Business with AkzoNobel

PPG recently issued a statement in connection with its proposal to AkzoNobel to form a combined company.In the proposal, the company states that it has listened carefully to AkzoNobel's new strategic plan, and it continues to believe in the merits of combining the two companies. PPG reportedly believes that AkzoNobel's new strategic plan will be...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Strong first quarter for Covestro

After a successful fiscal year 2016, materials manufacturer Covestro continued to perform well in the first quarter of 2017 and adjusted its forecast upward for the full year. Thanks to still-strong demand for innovative polymers, the Group's core volumes increased by 9.0%. Further growth in production capacity utilization and the associated...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Covestro and UN launch sustainability competition

The United Nations Environment Programme has launched 'Young Champions of the Earth', a new initiative that aims to celebrate and support individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 with outstanding ideas to save the environment. The initiative is sponsored by Covestro, one of the world's leading polymer companies and a strong proponent of innovation...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Griswold LLC Board Announces CEO Transition

Griswold LLC, a leading manufacturer of microcellular polyurethane and cellular rubber solutions, today announced that David Natorski has been elected CEO by the company's Board of Managers effective June 1, 2017. Mr. Natorski will transition into the position following the retirement of current CEO Daniel P. Mahoney.On behalf of Griswold's Board...

Company name: Griswold
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Mitsubishi to license technology for biomass-based PU and polyester polyols

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) announced that it will move ahead to promote cooperation and licensing of its basic patent (the patent family of WO2011/125720) for the production of biomass-based polyurethane and polyester polyol with external organisations.According to MCC, this patent is broadly applicable for business activities such as...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemcial
Published On: Wednesday April 26th, 2017

These Plastic-Eating Worms Could Help Save The World

Researchers in Europe have made a pretty remarkable-and accidental-discovery that could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution.Every year, across the globe we use and discard around one trillion polyurethane plastic bags-a major problem for the environment as these bags can take 100 to 400 years to degrade.But now, a team from Cambridge...

Company name: Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria
Published On: Wednesday April 26th, 2017

Processes for moisture scavenging in preparing polyurethane coatings and compositions therefor

Methoxyorganosilicon compounds having an electron withdrawing group on the silicon atom in combination with tertiary methylamine catalysts having hydrophobic substituents can effectively, even at ambient temperatures, reduce water content in polyurethane coating compositions by catalytic transalkylation to produce methanol and a hydroxy group on...

Company name: Achiewell
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Flame retardant composition

A liquid flame retardant composition which comprises one or more flame retarding agents, which are the epoxides obtainable by reacting tetrabromobisphenol A with epichlorohydrin and their end-capped derivatives represented by Formula (1) is provided. The liquid composition is especially useful in the preparation of rigid polyurethane foams.

Company name: Bromine Compounds
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Hydrophobic polyols for sealant applications

There is disclosed a moisture curable sealant system, comprising a prepolymer that is a reaction product of an isocyanate component that includes at least one polyisocyanate and an isocyanate-reactive component that includes at least a polyoxybutylene polyoxypropylene polyol, the polyol having a functionality from 1.6 to 3.5 and a number average...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Intermediate polyisocyanurate comprising materials

A stable partly cured polyisocyanate composition is disclosed which comprises polyisocyanurate (intermediate polyisocyanurate comprising material) and which is further curable. Furthermore a process for making the intermediate (partly cured) polyisocyanurate comprising material and a process for further curing the partly cured polyisocyanurate...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Isocyanatosilanes with thiourethane structure

The invention relates to a method for producing compounds containing isocyanate and silane groups by reacting at least A) one monomeric diisocyanate containing aliphatically, cycloaliphatically, araliphatically and/or aromatically bonded isocyanate groups with B) a mercaptosilane, characterised in that component A) is reacted with component B) in...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Coated lithium-nickel composite oxide particles and method for producing coated lithium-nickel...

Provided are excellent coated lithium-nickel composite oxide particles which are capable of suppressing the occurrence of impurities produced by absorbing water and carbonic acid gas as a result of the high environmental stability thereof, have strong adhesion properties, do not result in easy coating layer detachment, and also exhibit lithium ion...

Company name: Sumitomo Metal Mining
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Photosensitive resin composition, photosensitive film, rib pattern formation method, hollow...

Provided are a photosensitive resin composition which is excellent in a moisture and heat resistance and provides a cured product thereof with a high elastic modulus at high temperature and which is excellent as well in a hollow structure holding property and a photosensitive film prepared by using the same, a forming method for a rib pattern, a...

Company name: Hitachi Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Adhesive promoter

The present invention relates to an adhesive promoter composition, containing: at least one film-forming resin; at least one aromatic polyisocyanate; at least one solvent; as well as at least one specific isocyanurate containing silane groups. Adhesive promoter compositions according to the invention are suitable in particular for improving the...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Composite wood particulate products with aldehyde-free adhesives and method for making same

The disclosed composite wood particulate products, adhesives contained in such wood particulate products, and methods of making the adhesive and the wood particulate products employ an aldehyde-free adhesive, and more specifically a formaldehyde-free adhesive. The aldehyde-free adhesive includes an inert additive that extends a resin, such as an...

Company name: The Willamette Valley Company
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Porous polymer scaffold useful for tissue engineering in stem cell transplantation

The present invention relates to the synthesis of porous polymer scaffold from polyethyleneglycol-polyurethane having castor oil linkages under controlled conditions and their use as stem cell delivery vehicles thereby accelerating the tissue regeneration process. The present invention further studies the biodegradability, stability and...

Company name: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017


The present invention relates to biostable gel comprising: (a) at least one silicon-containing polyol, polyamine, polyepoxy or polyisocyanate having 1 or more functional groups and a molecular weight of at least 20,000 which is cured in the presence of: (b) at least one diol, diamine or diisocyanate having a molecular weight of less than 10,000;...

Company name: AorTech International
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Multipurpose implant with modeled surface structure for soft tissue reconstruction

Embodiments of a multi-purpose implant for use in surgery, such as for reconstruction of soft tissues, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the implant includes elastic polymer film made from a suitable biologically compatible polymer. The implant also includes a reinforcement element forms from a polyurethane mesh or other strong and stable woven...

Company name: IconLab
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Cosmetic composition comprising an urea or amide based alpha-alkoxysilane

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition, in particular a composition for making up and/or caring for keratin materials, preferably a nail makeup, comprising the compound of chemical formula (I) below: (I) in which: m represents an integer equal to 0 or 1; n represents an integer between 2 and 8; R1 represents a group (C.sub.1-C.sub.20)alkyl...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Polyurethane foam

Using general purpose raw materials, a polyurethane foam having higher water stopping properties than conventional ones is provided. The polyurethane foam is a polyurethane foam obtained by foaming and curing a composition containing a polyol component, an isocyanate component, a foam stabilizer, a cross-linking agent, and a catalyst.

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Polyurethane coating material composition, multi-stage coating methods, and also the use of the...

Described are nonaqueous coating material compositions comprising (A) at least one polyhydroxyl group-containing compound, (B) at least one polyisocyanate group-containing compound having free or blocked isocyanate groups, (D) at least one amine-blocked phosphoric acid or phosphonic acid compound as a catalyst and (S) at least one monomeric...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Processes for producing a multilayer coating

A process for multilayer coating of a metal substrate includes pretreating the metal substrate with an acidic aqueous composition comprising phosphate ions and/or a water-soluble titanium and/or zirconium compound, and water. The pretreated metal substrate optionally is flashed off and a surfacer layer of an organic-solvent based surfacer coating...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Polyisocyanate composition, coating composition and coating method

The present invention provides a polyisocyanate composition comprising a composition obtained at least from an aliphatic diisocyanate, a diol and a monoalcohol, wherein an average number of an isocyanate group is 3.8 or more to 10.0 or less

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Active polymer modification of bitumen for use in roofing materials

A modified bitumen consisting of a polyurethane wherein the polyisocyanate or polyisocyanate-dominated polyurethane prepolymer (or prepolymers) is first reacted with the bitumen to take advantage of the bitumen's hydroxyl and amine functionality and form an isocyanate-bitumen adduct to form a weatherproofing product.

Company name: Garland Industries
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Cationic electrodeposition coating composition and coated article

The present invention provides a cationic electrodeposition coating composition comprising: a specific amino group-containing modified epoxy resin (A); a blocked polyisocyanate curing agent (B); a water-soluble zirconium compound (C); and sulfamic acid, wherein the water-soluble zirconium compound (C) is present in an amount of 10 to 10,000 ppm,...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Process for the preparation of low-viscosity, water-dilutable urethane (meth)acrylates

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of highly reactive, low-viscosity and water-dilutable polyisocyanate reaction products which contain activated groups which react, by polymerization, with ethylenically unsaturated compounds under the action of actinic radiation. The present invention furthermore relates to a process...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Radiation curable aqueous composition for low gloss coatings

A radiation curable aqueous coating composition having a gloss of .ltoreq.60 upon drying comprising (A) 10 to 99 wt % of a polyurethane, (B) 1 to 90 wt % of a radiation curable component; (C) 0.1 to 10 wt % of an associative thickener; wherein at least 80 wt % of (A)+(B)+(C) has a particle size greater than 500 nm and wherein the C.dbd.C...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

UV- and thermally curing clearcoat composition for automotive refinishing

An UV- and thermally curable, solventborne clearcoat material suitable for automotive refinishing comprises: (A) at least one polyhydroxy-functional poly(meth)acrylate having grafted-on unsaturated (meth)acrylate side groups, (B) at least one polyisocyanate-functional, poly(meth)acrylate-functional aliphatic urethane, (C) at least one...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Method for preparing carbon nanotubes graphene modified aqueous polyurethane coatings and adhesives

The present invention discloses a method for preparing carbon nanotubes graphene modified aqueous polyurethane coatings and adhesives: under the presence of dibutyltin dilaurate as catalysts, mixing polytetrahydrofuran ether glycol with isophorone diisocyanate, reacting at C. to C., adding 2-sulfobenzoic anhydride,...

Company name: Yantai University
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Adhesive composition for polarizing plate, polarizing plate including the same and optical display...

A polarizing plate including an adhesive film for polarizing plates and an optical display including the polarizing plate, the adhesive film being formed from an adhesive composition for polarizing plates, the adhesive composition including a tertiary amine group-containing (meth)acrylic copolymer; a cellulose resin; an isocyanate compound; and a...

Company name: Samsung SDI
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Radiation-curable laminating adhesives

A radiation-curable laminating adhesive is provided which contains a) at least one urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer and b) at least one additional (meth)acrylate-functionalized component selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid-functionalized ester-containing (meth)acrylate monomers and polybutadiene poly(meth)acrylates. The adhesive...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Comb-like polyurethane and methods for preparing and using the same

A method for preparing a comb-like polyurethane, including: 1) adding a diol to a reaction vessel, stirring, heating, vacuum dehydrating, and cooling the diol; adding a diisocyanate to the diol, and pre-polymerizing the diisocyanate and the diol under vacuum to yield a polyurethane prepolymer; 2) dissolving lysine in a mixture of water and an...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Process for production of tubular films for protection of medical devices

The present invention provides a continuous process comprising, extruding two or more layers of a thermoplastic polyurethane film, welding the two or more layers of film at a first edge in a machine direction and simultaneously slitting the welded film with an angular section of an anvil blade and winding the welded, slitted thermoplastic...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Skin film for uppers of shoes

The present invention relates to a skin film for uppers of shoes, which includes a polyurethane skin or a thermoplastic polyurethane film having a colored layer and a thermoplastic polyurethane hot melt film. The skin film is manufactured when an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer is formed between the TPU film and the hot melt film. The skin film...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Composite pavement structures

A composite pavement structure comprises a wearing course layer and a base course layer disposed below the wearing course layer. The wearing course layer comprises aggregate, e.g. glass and rock, and an elastomeric composition. The elastomeric composition comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Method of producing a composite material using a mixing system

A method produces a composite material using a mixing system. The composite material comprises at least one aggregate, e.g. rock and/or glass, and the reaction product of a two-component polymeric binder composition comprising a first component, e.g. an isocyanate component, and a second component, e.g. an isocyanate-reactive component. The mixing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Filled polyurethane composites with lightweight fillers

Polyurethane composites and methods of preparation are described herein. The polyurethane composites can comprise (a) a polyurethane formed by the reaction of (i) one or more isocyanates selected from the group consisting of diisocyanates, polyisocyanates, and mixtures thereof, and (ii) one or more polyols, (b) a particulate filler having a bulk...

Company name: Boral
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Thermoplastic polyurethane composite material, shoe material, head-mounted display and smart watch

A thermoplastic polyurethane composite material composition includes a plastic base material and a curing agent, the plastic base material includes a thermoplastic polyurethane and a silicone gum including at least two alkenyl groups in each of molecules thereof, wherein the thermoplastic polyurethane and the silicone gum are uniformly mixed, and a...

Company name: Evermore Chemical Industry
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Temperature indicating foam gun nozzles and hoses

The invention described herein generally pertains to in-situ applications of liquid chemicals mixed and dispensed as a spray or a foam and more specifically, to in-situ application of polyurethane foam or froth and the measurement of the temperature of the chemicals used therewith employing temperature-indicating one-component or two-component foam...

Company name: ICP Adhesives & Sealants
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Application device for a solid-filled PU foam

The invention relates to an application device for a two-component spray foam for fire protection purposes comprising a first pressurized can with a component A containing a polyisocyanate and a first propellant gas component, a second pressurized can with a component B, containing at least one flameproofing agent in fine-particle form suspended in...

Company name: Rathor
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Cleaning blade, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus

A cleaning blade having a good followability of a contact portion to a surface to be cleaned, and being unlikely to cause turn-up, is provided. A cleaning blade includes an elastic member and a supporting member, and the elastic member has a hardened region at at least a part of a portion exposed to a surface thereof, and the hardened region...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday April 28th, 2017

Physicochemical Properties of Jatropha Oil-Based Polyol Produced by a Two Steps Method

A low cost, abundant, and renewable vegetable oil source has been gaining increasing attention due to its potential to be chemically modified to polyol and thence to become an alternative replacement for the petroleum-based polyol in polyurethane production. In this study, jatropha oil-based polyol (JOL) was synthesised from non-edible jatropha oil...

Company name: Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Direct valorisation of waste cocoa butter triglycerides via catalytic epoxidation, ring-opening and...

Development of circular economy requires significant advances in the technologies for valorisation of waste, as waste becomes new feedstock. A particularly important feedstock, containing large variation of complex chemical functionality is food waste. Although most food waste sources are complex mixtures, waste of food processing, no longer...

Company name: The University of Warwick
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Effect of phase separation on water resistance of green waterborne polyurethanes: Unexpected...

Effect of phase separation on the water resistance of green waterborne polyurethanes was discussed for the first time. Phase separation was studied through the application of dynamic mechanical analysis. Water resistance was characterized by water absorption ratio and water contact angle. The results showed that the phase separation had stronger...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Effect of microstructure closed-pore content on the mechanical properties of flexible polyurethane...

Poroelastic models are constructed based on a set of physical parameters known as the Biotís parameters (for isotropic materials these are comprised of 5 non-acoustical parameters and 4 mechanical parameters). These macroscopic properties are inter-correlated and dependent on the microstructure of the foam. Therefore, to optimize vibroacoustic...

Company name: Universite de Sherbrooke
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Anionic water-based polyurethane dispersions for antimicrobial coating application

A new halo-ester diol has been synthesized by esterification reaction of trichloroacetic acid and pentaerythritol by using p-Toluenesulfonic acid as a catalyst. The synthesized diol was reacted with isophorone diisocyanates, polyester polyol, di-methylol propionic acid to form polyurethane dispersion. The antimicrobial properties of polyurethane...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Effects of trimethylol propane and AAS salt on properties of waterborne polyurethane with low gloss

A series of waterborne polyurethane(WPU) dispersions containing different amounts of trimethylol propane(TMP) and/or 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]ethanesulfonic acid sodium salt (AAS salt), were synthesized by prepolymer emulsification process. The effects of TMP and AAS salt on properties of WPU dispersions were discussed to find out the appropriate...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Achieving Large Dielectric Property Improvement inPoly(ethylene vinyl acetate)/Thermoplastic...

In this work, multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were melt compounded with a poly(ethylene vinyl acetate)/thermoplastic polyurethane (EVA/TPU) blend to prepare EVA/TPU/MWCNT blend nanocomposites. The effects of the blend morphology and selective localization of MWCNTs on the dielectric properties including dielectric constant and loss were...

Company name: Southwest Jiaotong University
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Degradation of Polyester Polyurethane by Aspergillus sp. Strain S45 Isolated from Soil

A polyurethane (PU)-degrading fungus designated as strain S45 was isolated from a solid waste-dumping site in Islamabad, Pakistan. Strain S45 was identified as Aspergillus sp. through microscopic, morphologic as well as 18S rRNA sequencing (99% similarity with Aspergillus fumigatus). The degradation ability of strain S45, was analyzed through...

Company name: Quaid-i-Azam University
Published On: Saturday April 29th, 2017

Synthesis, Characterization and the Solvent Effects on Interfacial Phenomena of Jatropha Curcas Oil...

Non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) was prepared from Jatropha curcas oil (JCO) and its alkyd resin via curing with different diamines. The isocyanate-free approach is a green chemistry route, wherein carbon dioxide conversion plays a major role in NIPU preparation. Catalytic carbon dioxide fixation can be achieved through carbonation of epoxidized...

Company name: University of Malaya
Published On: Monday May 01st, 2017


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