Issue-657 - May 15, 2017   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
allnex UV/EB Technology Conference Exceeded All Expectations

allnex, a leader in radiation cure technology for industrial, graphics, consumer electronics, plastics and special purpose coatings and inks, is thrilled to report the inaugural launch of the allnex UV/EB Technology Conference was a resounding success.With both RadTech and the American Coatings Show being in an off year, allnex recognized a need in...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

US Navy Partners with ALFA International

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport has entered into an agreement with ALFA International Inc. of Woonsocket, R.I. for the commercialization of NUWC XP-1, a high-performance polyurethane developed for protection of marine acoustic and optical equipment.The two-part polyurethane exhibits good hydrolytic stability and acoustic...

Company name: ALFA International
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Kimjaya shows mercury-free doming resins at Fespa

Kimjaya is focusing the advantages of its mercury-free doming resins at Fespa.The firm said its polyurethane materials, which are manufactured and imported from US partner Development Associates, are compliant with the latest REACH regulation 848/2012, which is set to restrict the use of mercury in doming resins from October this year.The products...

Company name: Kimjaya
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

RAMPF - the full-service provider for optical bonding

With a fully automated, partly patented joining method and premium liquid optically clear adhesives, RAMPF GROUP, INC. presents a comprehensive solution for using optical bonding technology in displays at DISPLAY WEEK 2017 from May 23 - 25 in Los Angeles, CA - Booth 718.With every new generation of electronic devices, customers demand better...

Company name: RAMPF Group
Published On: Sunday May 07th, 2017

Moldex3D R15.0: Reducing Pre-processing Time and Effort

CoreTech System (Moldex3D), Hsinchu, Taiwan, global provider of plastic injection molding simulation solutions, introduced the latest release of Moldex3D R15.0. This newest version offers enhanced performance, accuracy and efficiency to streamline simulation workflow and provide faster turnaround times.One of the most significant improvements in...

Company name: Moldex3D
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Making Data Colorful and Relevant

Much of the paint market's sales information is not currently being used to the industry's benefit, as it could be. Information available with this big data focuses on demand trends, offering paint and coatings manufacturers the ability to more efficiently predict where the industry as a whole is headed, along with where their own businesses fit...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 11th, 2017

Saudi Minister launches industry committee for the growing coating sector

Saudi Arabian Minister of Commerce and Investment, Dr Majid Al Kassabi, is set to launch the Kingdom's first paint and coating industrial committee on May 24, 2017 at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) in Riyadh.The establishment of the committee comes as the Kingdom is stepping up its engagement with local and foreign investors...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

National Coatings Appoints ComStruct Sales, LLC as New Independent Sales Representatives

National Coatings is pleased to announce ComStruct Sales, LLC has joined the National Coatings team as the new Independent Sales Representatives servicing the Illinois and surrounding Midwest market. Paul Larson and Dan Schmidt, principals of ComStruct Sales, LLC will focus on and provide exceptional sales growth and client support to roofing...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

BASF to unveil flooring solutions at debut UAE event

Germany-based BASF, a leading chemical company, will be showcasing its decorative and performance floors by Master Builders Solutions at the upcoming ME Covering Exhibition in Dubai, UAE.A regional event for the interior surface industry, ME Covering Exhibition will be held from May 22 to 25 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It has been designed to...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Absolute Coatings recently announced the launch of two industry advanced products.

Easy 2K, with the latest development in wood floor finishes its two component 100% urethane formulation delivers fortified durability, while the new No Lap technology makes it easy to apply and results in a clear, even finish. Plus, a 15-year warranty guarantees customers that Absco Easy 2K means business.In keeping with a strong commitment to...

Company name: Absolute Coatings
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Belzona coating protects complex surfaces for severe corrosion

Belzona has unveiled its latest creative solution for industry - the encapsulating membrane - Belzona 3412. This coating can be brushed or spray applied onto complex surfaces to protect them from the most severe corrosion. When used in conjunction with Belzona 8411, a release agent/corrosion inhibitor, Belzona 3412 can be cut and peeled back during...

Company name: Belzona
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Tense situation on the market for key adhesive raw materials

The German Adhesive Association IVK has published current price trends in key adhesive raw materials. There are several reasons why tonnages imported to European markets are currently down.Despite intensified political uncertainties, the prospects for world economic activity are improving, indicating that business will continue to pick up around...

Company name: German Adhesives Association
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Sapici forms commercial alliance with Sun Chemical for its lamination adhesives

Sapici and Sun Chemical have inked a commercial alliance to market Sapici's lamination adhesives under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name. Established in Italy in 1936, Sapici is a global developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance polyurethane products for applications such as flexible packaging, industrial adhesives, coatings,...

Company name: Sapici
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

IMPIANTI OMS at the 3rd National Conference on Rigid Polyurethane in Milan

On May 25th, 2017 IMPIANTI OMS is going to take part to the 3rd National Conference on Rigid Polyurethane. The intensive program in the vast world of manufacturing technologies and application of polyurethane will be held in Milan (Centro Congressi Palazzo Stelline), web site Our Commercial Director Mr. Eraldo...

Company name: OMS Group
Published On: Tuesday May 09th, 2017

ICP Adhesives & Sealants' 39-Inch Specialty Dispensing Tool

ICP Adhesives & Sealants continues to provide innovations that improve with the expansion of the Handi-Tool product line. The new 39-inch Specialty Dispensing Tool is ergonomically designed and compatible with all Handi-Stick Adhesives and Handi-Foam Sealants.Importance of Ergonomic DesignAccording to the National Institute of Arthritis and...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

BRUFMA annual conference puts future proofing of buildings high on the agenda

BRUFMA will be putting the future proofing of buildings in the spotlight at its second annual conference, taking place at the Building Centre in London on Wednesday 28 June 2017.The annual event has an overarching theme, Regulation or Education? The role of design in future proofing the UK building stock, and will provide invaluable insight and...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Major timber construction project using certified PU materials

A multi-storey hall of residence made of 371 timber modules is currently under construction in Hamburg. The polyurethane material Sylodyn from Getzner, which has been approved by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt), is being used in the building to protect the future residents from vibrations and noise.Austrian timber construction...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Icynene Spray Foam Insulation Works to Make Homes More Comfortable

It's the height of spring cleaning season. Windows are being cleaned, gutters cleared, and perhaps a fresh coat of paint has been applied. While these tasks certainly improve the look of your home, they don't actually make it any more comfortable.You don't just want a house, you want a home. That's why people put so much thought and energy into...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

GKN and GA-ASI team up to produce fuel bladders for the MQ-9B RPA

GKN Aerospace and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) have teamed up for the design and production of fuel bladders for the MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) system.The agreement covers the fuel bladder system for the first production aircraft slated for 2018, GKN stated.A potential full contract worth $15m is expected to be signed...

Company name: GKN Aerospace
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

Dow and Mobike collaborate on next generation smart shared bikes

On May 12. Dow Chemical (China) Investment Company Limited and Beijing Mobike Technology Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic partnershipUnder the terms of the MoU. Dow and Mobike intend to develop a long-term and comprehensive strategic partnership on both the product and market levels. Dow will deliver more innovative and...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday May 15th, 2017

FDA approves Biotronik's quadripolar left ventricular lead

Biotronik's Sentus ProMRI, a thin quadripolar left ventricular lead, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company announced today.The introduction and approval of the device completes Biotronik's second-generation ProMRI lead portfolio, which includes Solia and Plexa ProMRIs. Each device is designed to improve the...

Company name: Biotronik
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Wanhua Chemical Brings the Latest Innovation to Chinaplas 2017

Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., an innovative, world-class chemical material supplier, will participate in Chinaplas 2017 (Booth nubmber: Hall 10.2 C41), which will be held in Guangzhou, China, from May 16th to 19th. On the fair, Wanhua Chemical will show "one-stop" products portfolio and value-added services, meeting customers' diversified...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Dow Announces Next Phase of Comprehensive Investments to Deliver Long-Term Competitive Advantage and...

The Dow Chemical Company today announced its next phase of comprehensive investments over the next five years to further enhance its competitive advantage and deliver earnings growth. These investments will stimulate economic activity, primarily in the United States, while also creating a significant number of jobs tied to state-of-the-art...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

WACKER Strengthens Its Presence in Southeast Asia with a new Technical Center for Construction and...

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia by opening a new technical center for construction and adhesives applications in Indonesia's capital Jakarta today. The technical facility serves as a development and testing laboratory for dispersible polymer powders and dispersions, which are used as binders for the regional building,...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Tuesday May 09th, 2017

ISOPA and the Lions Club Brussels Charlemagne support shelter houses in Brussels

Thanks to its commitment to the Lions Club Brussels Charlemagne, ISOPA has had the honour of supporting the renovation of shelter houses in Brussels.Last April, Jorg Palmersheim, Secretary General of ISOPA, was present when the newly renovated rooms were inaugurated by the association Chèvre Feuille which supports pregnant women and young mothers...

Company name: the European trade association for producers of diisocyanates and polyols
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

SPI Launches Freight Monitoring Service to Assist Customers

Specialty Products, Inc. announced today the launch of a new freight monitoring service to assist customers. This comes after successful beta testing of an improved system to help track each shipment from the moment it leaves any of SPI's manufacturing plants until it reaches the customer's facility.SPI's Vice President, Chas Weatherford remarks,...

Company name: Specialty Products
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

OSHA Seeks Applications from Organizations Interested In Becoming OSHA Training Institute Education...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it is seeking applications from nonprofit organizations interested in providing instructor-led classes on occupational safety and health as part of the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program. The national program serves private and public sector employers,...

Company name: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Find Ways To Implement Innovations

In December 2016, at the Nova-Institute's 'Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers' Conference, German manufacturer of high polymer materials Covestro announced that they had developed a new renewable process to produce high-quality plastics. This innovation will allow the company to reduce its petroleum consumption while...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

Free from Bayer, Covestro Finally Can Build for the Future

When Bayer, the big Germany-based life sciences company, announced in October 2014 that it would spin off its materials science division, a clock started ticking.Two weeks later, Frank Lutz joined the division as its CFO. His mission: get it ready for an initial public offering by late the following year.An IPO is rarely an easy undertaking. But in...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

Interplasp ar Interzum

In ten days begins a new edition of the International Fair Interzum and, as we advised a few weeks ago, Interplasp will participate with its stand F030 G039 in the hall 11.1. of the Cologne Exhibition Center. We look forward to showing you all the news and surprises we have prepared for the occasion. You cannot miss! We'll be waiting for you from...

Company name: Interplasp
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

Yantai Wanhua deploys Honeywell UOP's technology for propane conversion

Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Group has deployed Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane into 750,000mt per annum (mtpa) of propylene in China. Propylene is a primary component used in the manufacture of plastics, packaging and synthetic fibres.With this operation of this unit, the global production capacity of Oleflex...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

Chromaflo Technologies President and CEO is appointed to American Coatings Association Board of...

Scott Becker, the President and CEO of Chromaflo Technologies Corp., has joined the American Coatings Association Board of Directors as of May 9, 2017. With this appointment, Becker will serve a three-year term ending in 2020. Becker has been the President of Chromaflo Technologies, the largest independent global supplier of advanced colorants and...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

American Excelsior Company Territory Manager, Harvey Dickson, Becomes CPESC Certified

New England Territory Manager for American Excelsior Company, Harvey Dickson, recently became a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).Meeting the CPESC qualification indicates that the holder has educational training, expertise and experience in controlling erosion and sedimentation, and has met certification...

Company name: American Excelsior
Published On: Thursday May 11th, 2017

LANXESS appoints Stephen C. Forsyth for the Chemtura integration as further member of the Board of...

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Board of Management: effective June 1, 2017, Stephen C. Forsyth (61), a British citizen, will serve as Chief Integration Officer responsible for integrating the Chemtura businesses into the Cologne-based company. LANXESS acquired the U.S. chemical company in April 2017. This newly created...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Thursday May 11th, 2017

Batson joins Polyurethane Foam Association

Polyurethane Foam Assn. (PFA) has appointed Russell B. Batson as Associate Director in anticipation of the current director's retirement at the end of 2018.Batson, an executive with extensive experience representing companies in the chemical and home furnishings industries on public policy and regulatory issues, has more than two decades of related...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Sunday May 07th, 2017

Jens-Christian Blad appointed new head of Corporate Development at LANXESS

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has appointed a new head of Corporate Development. Dr. Jens-Christian Blad (39) will assume responsibility for the group function by September 1, 2017, at the latest. Blad studied chemistry in Kiel, obtained his doctorate in Muenster and is regarded by many in the industry as a specialty chemicals expert. He has...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Monday May 08th, 2017

Cyclic amine compounds, compositions, and polyurethane foams made therefrom

The present invention describes cyclic amine compounds useful for catalysts for polyurethane form-forming compositions. The cyclic amine compounds of the invention provide distinct benefits for reaction compositions, methods, and polyurethane foams based on their desirable physical and catalytic properties.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Release agent and use thereof in the production of moulded polyurethane articles

The invention relates to compositions comprising OH-functional polybutadiene and solvent and to the use thereof as release agents in the production of polyurethane moulded articles or as antisquawk agents in the processing of moulded polyurethane articles.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Urethane-modified prepolymers containing pendent alkyl groups, compositions and uses thereof

Adducts and prepolymers comprising pendent alkyl groups are disclosed. Polythiol adducts prepared by reacting a polythiol with a ketone and urethane-extended polythiol adducts. The polythiol adducts can be terminated with isocyanate groups. Compositions comprising the isocyanate-terminated polythiol adducts, isocyanate-terminated sulfur-containing...

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Silane endcapped polyamide resins

Disclosed herein are compounds having the formula: R.sup.1--(CO--NH--R.sup.2--R.sup.3).sub.n and polymers made by moisture curing the compound. R.sup.1 is an organic group, a dimeric fatty acid chain, a dimeric linoleic fatty acid chain, a trimeric fatty acid chain, a saturated form of any thereof, a residue of a phenalkamine compound, or a residue...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Polyurethane urea resin composition exhibiting uv-absorption-agent resistance, moulded body using...

Provided is a polyurethane urea resin composition exhibiting UV absorption-agent resistance that achieves both durability and liquid resistance against UV absorption agents included in cosmetic products or the like, and that is capable of being used for a moulded body and a coating material which exhibit excellent properties such as abrasion...

Company name: Tosoh
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Active energy beam-curable resin composition, resin molded articles, and method for producing resin...

An active energy ray curable resin composition comprising: urethane poly(meth)acrylate (A) synthesized from a raw material including a polyisocyanate and a hydroxy group-containing (meth)acrylate; (meth)acrylate (B) having five or more functional groups; a photopolymerization initiator (C1) having an absorption coefficient per unit weight of 50000...

Company name: Mitsubishi Rayon
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Ink composition including polyurethane

According to one aspect, an ink composition includes a colorant, a polyurethane having a peak average molecular weight range of from about 25,000 g/mol to about 35,000 g/mol, and a solvent. The ink composition has a total solids content of less than about 12% by weight, and a ratio of colorant to polyurethane between about 1:1 and 1:2 by weight.

Company name: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Low free MDI prepolymers for rotational casting

Rotational cast polyurethane composition prepared from a prepolymer composition comprising: a) an isocyanate-terminated polyurethane prepolymer; and b) a curative agent comprising i) a polyol; ii) an aromatic diamine; iii) a thixotropic aliphatic amine; and iv) a thixotropic colloidal additive, wherein the prepolymer comprises a product produce by...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

A composition to reduce the amount of aldehydes emitted from polyurethane foams

An isocyanate reactive composition comprising At least one component selected from the group consisting of an isocyanate reactive component; a treating agent selected from the group consisting of cyclic urea substituted with at least one isocyanate reactive group, a free radical scavenger, or a polymer acid, or a mixture thereof; one or more amine...

Company name: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Material systems and methods of manufacture for auxetic foams

A novel material for producing auxetic foams is disclosed. The material comprises a multiphase, multicomponent polymer foam with a filler polymer having a carefully selected glass transition temperature. Novel methods for producing auxetic foams from the material are also disclosed that consistently, reliably and quickly produce auxetic...

Company name: The Florida State University Research Foundation
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Polyurethane coating material composition, multi-stage coating methods

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 catalyst (D) based on a zinc-amidine complex which is preparable by reacting one or more zinc(II)...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Attachment system with reinforcing coating

An attachment system can include a plurality of apertures or openings in an attachment platform. The openings can be arranged in a pattern corresponding to a hexagon so that an attachment member for an accessory (such as a MOLLE-compatible accessory) may be passed through one or more of the openings so as to attach the accessory in any of a variety...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Synthetic turf seaming and system with adhesive mesh inlay components

Novel application methods and systems for polyurethane adhesives are provided with high pressure application of polyurethane adhesive from mobile dispensing units, and the use of adhesive scrim.

Company name: Adhesive Technologies
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Urethane adhesive composition

A urethane adhesive composition of the present technology contains: a urethane prepolymer having isocyanate groups; and a monosulfide compound which has a monosulfide bond and a hydrolyzable silyl group and in which the monosulfide bond and a silicon atom in the hydrolyzable silyl group are bonded to each other.

Company name: The Yokohama Rubber Co
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

One-component structural adhesive containing isocyanate-terminated prepolymer

A one-component structural adhesive comprising an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer having polymerized residues of: (a) 40 to 95 wt % of a polytetramethylene ether glycol; and (b) 5 to 60 wt % of an aliphatic diisocyanate.

Company name: Dow Europe
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Dielectric polyurethane film

The present invention relates to a process for producing a dielectric polyurethane film, in which at least the following steps are performed continuously: I) a mixture comprising: a) a compound containing isocyanate groups and having a content of isocyanate groups of >10% by weight and .ltoreq.50% by weight, b) a compound containing...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Use of thermoplastic polyurethane powders

The present invention relates to the use of thermoplastic polyurethane powders in powder-based additive manufacturing methods for the production of elastic articles.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Polyurethane elastic fiber

Provided are novel polyurethane elastic fibers having a high recovery stress, low hysteresis loss, and high heat resistance. The polyurethane elastic fibers of the present invention are polyurethane elastic fibers formed from a polyurethaneurea obtained from a copolyalkylene ether diol produced from different C.sub.2-10 alkylene ethers; a...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Polyurethane composite material and process for preparing same

The present invention relates to a process for preparing a polyurethane composite material, comprising steps of: I) preparing a premolded polyurethane molding body, wherein the premolded polyurethane molding body is prepared from a polyurethane composition under a condition that isocyanate groups and isocyanate-reactive groups comprised in the...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Seeder tire

A tire for planting equipment is disclosed, the tire composed of a tire material and comprising: a rim-mounting surface, a first side wall having a thickness, a second side wall having a thickness, and a contact wall having a thickness and defining a contact area; the first, second, and contact walls defining a hollow channel, and the second side...

Company name: Superior Tire & Rubber
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Flame-retardant waterproof stretchable composite fabric, pillow or mattress protector using said...

The composite fabric is suitable as a flame barrier for different articles, such as mattresses, pillows, seats and upholstered furniture and is made from a plurality of joined breathable layers including at least one textile layer and one impervious layer joined including a knitted textile layer made of cellulose fibers of natural renewable origin...

Company name: Manufactures Industrials de Tortella
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Method for producing synthetic leather having air permeability

Disclosed is a synthetic leather produced by directly coating a water-soluble synthetic resin solution on the surface of a fabric to form a film thereon such that fine gaps formed on the fabric are partially left open to have a certain degree of air permeability. In particular, a brushing process is used for brushing the surface of a fabric using a...

Company name: Hyundai-Kia Motors R&D Division
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Archery arrow having improved flight characteristics

The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various...

Company name: Aldila Golf
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Dual cured castable hybrid polyurethane/polyurea system for use in golf balls

Compositions for golf balls that include polyurethane and polyurea linkages and that are crosslinked in the soft segments of the polymer backbone. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which are based on a polyurethane and/or polyurea prepolymers, have improved crosslink density from the crosslinking between the soft, unsaturated...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Golf ball incorporating at least one stiffened layer

Golf ball comprising at least one layer L.sub.S comprising material L.sub.M formed from a polymeric composition and a plurality of liquid droplets that are formed throughout the polymeric composition by combining the polymeric composition and a liquid that is immiscible in the polymeric composition. The polymeric composition has a modulus M.sub.S1...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Medical-surgical devices

An embryo replacement catheter has a flexible extruded shaft of a transparent polyurethane with a bore extending along its length. Gas bubbles of a diameter in the range 5.0 mu. to 10.0 mu. are incorporated into the thickness of the wall of the shaft by adding gas during extrusion. The bubbles are selected to increase the visibility of the catheter...

Company name: The Cooper Companies Global Holdings
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Polymerizable composition for optical material and use thereof

Provided is a polymerizable composition for an optical material including (A) an amine having two or more secondary amino groups, (B) an isocyanate having two or more isocyanato groups, and (C) a thiol having three or more mercapto groups, in which the ratio (a/b) of the molar number a of amino groups in the amine (A) with respect to the molar...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Saturday May 13th, 2017

Belt having a multilayer impregnated textile overlay

A power transmission belt having a base made of polyurethane and a textile overlay includes a first coating of a first thermoplastic material on the surface of the textile overlay. The first coating forms an impregnation, which has a melting temperature from C. to approximately C., penetrates at least partially into the...

Company name: Arntz Beteiligungs
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Seating apparatus with adjustable cushioning

A seating apparatus with adjustable cushioning, comprises a seat base and an inflatable bladder comprising a plurality of air cells. The inflatable bladder is positioned in between at least two polyurethane foam layers, supported on the seat base. The seating apparatus further comprises a pump unit operatively connected to the inflatable bladder...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Polyurethane injected boot assembly and associated manufacturing method

A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin...

Company name: LaCrosse Footwear
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Footwear insole and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention is to provide a thin foam skin having cushioning effect and the excellent grip performance without slip so as to substitute the fabric adhered to the top part of a footwear insole, and realize a footwear insole and a manufacturing method thereof, wherein the foam skin for substituting a fabric is preferably made using...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Preparation and properties of UV-curable waterborne polyurethane-acrylate emulsion

Polyurethane acrylate oligomer terminated with multiple unsaturated bonds was prepared using isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), and polyols as monomers, using 2,2-dimethylol propionic acid (DMPA) as hydrophilic chain extender, together with pentaerythritol triacrylate (PETA) as end-capper. The UV curable...

Company name: Tianjin University
Published On: Friday May 12th, 2017

Synthesis and properties of non-isocyanate aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers with...

This study describes a non-isocyanate route for synthesis of aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPUEs) with excellent mechanical properties. Melt transurethane co-polycondensation of bis(hydroxyethyl) hexanediurethane with different polycaprolactone-diols was conducted at 170 DEGC under a reduced pressure of 3 mmHg to prepare a series...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017

Green synthesis process and properties of polyurethane completely using ethanol as solvent

It is a challenge to simultaneously retain high performance and green synthesis process of polyurethane (PU). Here, a PU was synthesized completely using ethanol as solvent based on the chain extender, hexanediamine (HMD), with higher reactivity towards isocyanate groups than ethanol. Chemical components in PU prepared by a green process (GPU) were...

Company name: Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University
Published On: Wednesday May 10th, 2017


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