Issue-659 - May 29, 2017   Recommend
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Emery Oleochemicals Eco-Friendly Polyols Business Achieves Finalist Status for 2017 European...

Emery Oleochemicals, a global specialty chemical manufacturer, is pleased to announce it is a finalist for the 2017 European Flexible Polyurethane Foam Innovation Award, which is jointly organized by EUROPUR, the European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturers, and Urethanes Technology International, a polyurethanes trade...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Eurofoam xdura - Winner of interzum award 2017

From 16 to 19 May 2017 "interzum" brought together representatives from the global furniture supply industry in Cologne (Germany). As part of the trade fair, the best products from the international sector were selected by a jury of experts for the interzum award "intelligent material & design". This year, Eurofoam Germany was able to win the...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Monday May 29th, 2017

Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire the Spencer Coatings Group

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for heavy-duty equipment, general industrial, oil and gas, and glass coatings segments. Financial terms of the...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

AkzoNobel Opens Performance Coatings Facility in South America

AkzoNobel has opened a Performance Coatings production facility in Santo Andre, Brazil, which will enable the company to be more agile in responding to local customer needs and regional market demands.The facility, an expansion of an existing site in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, will manufacture and supply products from the company's International...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Master Builders Solutions at Barcelona Building Construmat

From May 23 to 26, Master Builders Solutions experts from BASF will present their solutions for customers from the construction industry at the international trade show Barcelona Building Construmat at booth number D448 in pavilion number 2. The solutions presented also include the new MasterSuna SBS concrete admixture which is among the finalists...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Spray Foam Roofing: A 4.5 Year Payback for Texas A&M

The main campus at Texas A&M boasts over 7 million square-feet of spray-applied polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing - almost no other system has been installed for the past 30 years. Why? Proven sustainability and energy efficiency.In 1974, dissatisfied with the performance of their traditional tar and gravel built-up roofing (BUR) systems, the...

Company name: Profoam
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Demilec Launches Heatlok ABS, The Industry's First Complete Air Barrier and Spray Foam Insulation...

Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of spray applied polyurethane foam in North America, has launched Heatlok Air Barrier System (ABS), the industry's first complete air barrier and spray foam insulation system.Until now, a single source of supply has been missing in the air barrier industry. Demilec has taken a much-needed systems approach...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

ACC Continues Strong Opposition to DTSC over Spray Foam

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today hosted a public hearing for comments on its proposal to list spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) materials containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI), a key component in SPF, as a Priority Product under the state's Safer Consumer Products Program. The American...

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

M1 Certificate for spray systems of PCC Prodex

Polyurethanes are the most important modern synthetic materials used virtually in every area of life. Their application in many sectors of industry will be increasing constantly as they are one of the most technologically advanced materials. Polyurethanes are characterised by different degree of rigidity, flexibility and resistance. These features...

Company name: PCC Prodex
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

SPARTACOTE Concrete Coating Systems Frequently Asked Questions

What types of floor coating systems are available with Polyaspartics?One of the primary benefits to polyaspartic coatings is the material's versatility. Standard solid color industrial floor coatings, seamless flake and monolithic quartz flooring systems are commonplace with Polyaspartic coatings. Recently, new decorative concrete floor coating...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

ICA wins the Interzum Award with Iridea BIO

Every two years, the Interzum exhibitors-furnishing industry suppliers coming from all over the world-are allowed to compete for a very important recognition: the Interzum Award, organized in collaboration with Red Dot. An international panel consisting of five independent experts from the design and architecture sectors assigns special prizes for...

Company name: ICA
Published On: Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

FDA-compliant PU seal for direct contact with food - the international standard for food packaging

The new polyurethane (PU) foam seal from Sonderhoff in the FERMAPOR K31 product range received sought-after American FDA conformity. It is considered to be the recognised standard for food packaging worldwide.The FERMAPOR K31 seal is applied automatically, precisely and seamlessly in the lid groove of drums and hobbocks using the Formed In-Place...

Company name: Sonderhoff GmbH
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Plan Tech Inc, Presents Anderson Development Co, 2017 Polyurethane Supplier Excellence Award

Plan Tech, Inc. awarded Anderson Development Co the 2017 Polyurethane Supplier Excellence Award. Plan Tech has been supplying high-quality cast urethane parts around the world for the last 30 years with the help from Anderson Development. Anderson is a world leading polyurethane manufacturer and has over 37 years of expertise. Plan Tech has come to...

Company name: Plan Tech
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Alchemie: Crystal Cast 400 Polyurethane system showing amazing, water clear results

Alchemie have developed a two component polyurethane system which is water clear when cured. Here are some results of CC400 when cast in glass bottles.CC400 is ideal for casting in bulk such as sculptures, embedding decorative objects and other similar applications.The material is optically clear and UV stable. It is also polishable to a high...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Hot Cast Prepolymers from Chemline Deliver High Performance for the Toughest Applications

Chemline, Inc. manufactures hot cast urethane prepolymers for use in the most rigorous applications where the highest performance is required. Processing these materials typically involves heated components and tooling, along with a hot post-cure to optimize properties. Custom formulations are available in a wide range of durometers - from 20 Shore...

Company name: Chemline
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Technical training of Dopag company

From the 8th to 12th of May, OSV Technologiya specialists took part in the corporate technical training of Dopag company (Switzerland), one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of automated mixing and dosing solutions for modern manufacturing enterprises.The training was carried out in two stages - at Dopag plant in the city of Cham...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

Preparing For Your Spray Foam Installation

It can feel like a monumental decision, but choosing a professional spray foam installation, instead of trying to do it yourself, is the best and safest choice for your family. Not only that, but choosing Icynene spray foam insulation over a DIY kit that even you could buy online, will ensure that you are in good hands.An important reason to go...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

Is Foaming Insulation the same as spray foam insulation?

When you're a first-time home buyer, the learning curve is steep, to say the least, and understanding what you're getting into is incredibly important. Knowing the difference between an adjustable rate mortgage and fixed rate mortgage is just as important as knowing what the difference is between blown-in cellulose insulation and foaming...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Avery Dennison Acquires Finesse Medical

Avery Dennison Corporation announced today that it has acquired Finesse Medical Ltd., an innovator in the development and manufacture of healthcare products used in the management of wound care and skin conditions.Headquartered in Longford, Ireland, Finesse Medical specializes in the development and application of advanced technologies in wound...

Company name: Avery Dennison
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

The NRC Group and ContiTech: shared success at the HANNOVER MESSE

The HANNOVER MESSE is known as the world's leading industrial trade show. At this year's event, companies from a wide range of different sectors gathered in the capital city of Lower Saxony from 24-28 April. A European distributor of specialty chemicals, The NRC Group was also there as an exhibitor and solutions partner to ContiTech AG.At the 2017...

Company name: ContiTech AG
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Fenner Drives New PowerTwist Drive: Maintenance-Free Link Belting

PowerTwist Drive, a new power transmission belt from Fenner Drives, does not require retensioning after installation. The new product saves time, labor and money. Because tension is optimized with PowerTwist Drive, the equipment it serves runs better and more efficiently.Engineered to maintain optimal tension throughout the life of the belt,...

Company name: Fenner Drives
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Prost To Interzum 2017! The Show In Review

"Interzum was a terrific opportunity to experience another culture, meet people from all over the world, and position C3 as an international player in the foam industry," described Jordan Horak, Account Manager.Nestled in the heart of Kolsch country, we set up our CF1396 machine at Interzum 2017 in Cologne, Germany. Over the four day trade show our...

Company name: C3 Corp
Published On: Monday May 29th, 2017

How to grow a start-up, in Polish conditions, from nothing to PLN 1 billion

European Start-up Days is an event that combines new ideas with funds needed for their implementation. The conference, organised for another year in a row, as part of the European Economic Congress, is also a knowledge exchange platform for people who have been successful in business to share their experiences. One of the keynote speakers at the...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Monday May 29th, 2017

Interplasp: Success at the Interzum Fair

Last week, from 16 to 19 May, Interzum took place, the international fair for suppliers of the furniture industry. In Interplasp we didn't want to lose the opportunity to show all the news in which we have been working recently. We moved to Cologne (Germany) with great enthusiasm and after many hours of preparation and organization. The fair was...

Company name: Interplasp
Published On: Monday May 29th, 2017

BPF Elects New President

Bruce Margetts, the Managing Director of Bericap in the UK, was elected as president of the British Plastics Federation in succession to David Hall at the BPF's AGM held on 25 May. Margetts was born in 1966 and was educated at the University of Durham, where he took a BSc degree in Physics and Electronics and, later, an MBA.He has extensive...

Company name: The British Plastics Federation
Published On: Monday May 29th, 2017

Innocor's Briney retiring at end of June

Innocor, a producer of polyurethane foam products, announced that Jeff Briney, senior vice president of Innocor Foam Technologies, will be retiring at the end of June 2017.Briney led Innocor's commercial division, which supplies foam to industries including bedding, furniture, packaging and more.He will retire with more than 25 years of experience...

Company name: Innocor
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Covestro plans for succession of CEO

CEO Patrick Thomas has confirmed to the Supervisory Board of Covestro that he will complete his contract as expected on September 30, 2018. The Supervisory Board has therefore decided on the succession of Patrick Thomas as Chairman of the Board of Management in today's meeting.Dr. Richard Pott, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: We sincerely...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

General Plastics Manufacturing Company Names Jeff Brown Vice President of Operations and Engineering...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, manufacturer of high-performance rigid and flexible polyurethane foam and build-to-print parts for the aerospace, defense, nuclear and composite-manufacturing industries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Brown to Vice President of Operations and Engineering.In his new role, Brown will provide...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Dur-A-Flex Continues its Focus on Technical Expertise; Adds to Team

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional, seamless, resinous floor and wall systems, has added Dylan Snyder to their Technical Services Team as Technical Service Manager - West.Snyder joins Dur-A-Flex with a wealth of practical field knowledge. Spending his entire career thus far within the coatings...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate, polyurethane foam-forming compositions, polyurethane foam...

There is provided herein a method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate comprising reacting paraformaldehyde, at least one dialkyl phosphite and at least one trialkyl phosphite, in the presence of at least one amine catalyst.

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Cyclic amine compound and process for producing polyurethane resin by using it

To provide a novel cyclic amine compound and a process for producing a polyurethane resin by using it. A 3-hydroxy-1,5-diazabicyclo[3.2.2]nonane represented by the following formula (1), and a process for producing a polyurethane resin by using a catalyst for producing a polyurethane resin, which contains the...

Company name: Tosoh
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Polysiloxane polyether copolymers having (polyether)moieties comprising carbonate groups and their...

The present invention relates to polysiloxane polyether copolymers which comprise at least one (polyether) moiety which comprises at least one unit --O--C(O)--O--, to a process for the production of the polysiloxane polyether copolymers, and also to the use of the polysiloxane polyether copolymers as stabilizers in the production of polyurethane...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Conductive composition and the method for producing the same, color filter and the method for...

The embodiments of the invention provide a conductive composition and a method for producing the same, a color filter and a method for producing the same. The invention relates to the display technology field, and can simplify the process for producing the transparent conductive layer, and reduce the production cost; the conductive composition...

Company name: BOE Technology Group
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Ink composition and pre-treatment fixing fluid

An example of an ink composition includes a pigment, an anionic polymeric dispersant, polyurethane, a co-solvent, a surfactant, tristyrylphenol ethoxylate, and a balance of water. The tristyrylphenol ethoxylate is present in an amount ranging from about 0.1 wt % to about 2 wt % of a total wt % of the ink composition.

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Aqueous coating agent and gas barrier film

An aqueous coating composition includes an aqueous polyurethane resin including a polyurethane resin having an acid group and a polyamine compound, a water-soluble polymer, and an inorganic layered mineral. The aqueous polyurethane resin is included at a solid content of 50-80 mass %, the water-soluble polymer is included at a solid content of 5-20...

Company name: Toppan Printing
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

High strength polyurethane foam compositions and methods

Disclosed are high strength polyurethane foam compositions and methods of making them. In one aspect, the inventive polyurethane foams include strength enhancing additives comprising one or more polycarbonate polyols derived from the copolymerization of CO.sub.2 and one or more epoxides. In one aspect, the inventive methods include the step of...

Company name: Saudi Aramco Technologies
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to rigid polyurethane foams which can be produced by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reacted toward isocyanate groups in the presence of c) blowing agents, wherein the polyisocyanate a) used is a mixture of diphenylmethane diisocyanate and polyphenylenepolymethylene...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Polyurethane coating composition

A polymer useful in coating compositions is described. The polymer is preferably an unsaturated polyurethane polymer, which preferably has an iodine value of at least 10. The polymer may be combined with one or more liquid carriers to form a liquid coating composition useful in coating a variety of substrates, including planar metal substrates.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Coating compositions comprising a blocked isocyanate silane

Disclosed herein are stable organosiloxane coating compositions comprising a blocked isocyanate silane and at least one polyol that provide abrasion resistant coatings for transparent polymer substrates. The cured coatings also have excellent adhesion to the polymer substrates. In accordance with certain embodiments, the disclosed coating...

Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; (b) about 0.05 to about 1 equivalents of at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; (c) about 0.01 to about 0.3 equivalents of at least one...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Adhesive formulations

The present invention relates to adhesive formulations based on uretdione-group-comprising polyaddition compounds that are free of isocyanate groups and monomeric polyisocyanates, and to the use thereof for the production of adhesive bonds between substrates, in particular for the production of flexible film composites.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Polycarbonates, polyurethanes, elastomers, processes for manufacturing polycarbonates and processes...

Provided is a polycarbonates that can be used as starting materials for polyurethanes having excellent weather resistance and heat aging resistance. Provided is polyurethanes and elastomers obtained by using the polycarbonates, as well as processes for manufacturing the polycarbonates and processes for manufacturing the polyurethanes. The...

Company name: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions

The present invention relates to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions that are prepared by compounding certain TPU's and with a polyphosphonate homopolymer or copolymer, and more specifically TPU compositions that pass ASTM E84 Class 1 and UL94 V0 ratings. The invention also relates to compositions that further include an...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Composition and process for making flame laminated polyurethane foams

A polyurethane foam forming composition, processes for making a foam from such compositions, and laminates and composites comprising foams made from such compositions. The polyurethane foams are polyether based foams that are heat bondable, such as by, for example, flame lamination, to a substrate. The foams are formed from a composition comprising...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing increased controllability on approach shots for less than 40 yards and showing excellent shot feeling. In the inventive golf ball, the paint film is formed from a curing type paint composition including: a base material containing a polyrotaxane, and a curing agent containing a...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball showing increased controllability on approach shots for less than 40 yards and showing excellent shot feeling. In the inventive golf ball, the paint film is formed from a curing type paint composition including: a base material containing a polyrotaxane, and a curing agent containing a...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Golf balls having foam center containing clay particulate

Multi-piece golf balls having a solid core made of a foamed composition and a cover are provided. Preferably, the core is dual-layered having has a foam inner core (center) and surrounding thermoset or thermoplastic outer core layer. Preferably, a polyurethane foam composition containing mineral filler particulate, for example, nanoclay particles,...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Reaction accelerator and method of producing urethane compound, thiourethane compound, amide...

A reaction accelerator is provided which is used in a reaction of a compound including an isocyanate group that is not directly bonded to an aromatic ring in a molecule with a compound including an active hydrogen-containing group and is formed of a compound including a halogenated carbamoyl group. A production method is provided which includes...

Company name: Showa Denko
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Polyurethane materials formed from unsaturated plant oils via an alkyne zipper reaction

A process of forming a polyurethane material includes forming an unsaturated alcohol from an unsaturated plant oil via a reduction reaction. The process includes forming an alkyne-terminated alcohol from the unsaturated alcohol and forming a polyol having two primary hydroxyl groups from the alkyne-terminated alcohol. The process further includes...

Company name: International Business Machines
Published On: Friday May 26th, 2017

Novel flexible nerve conduits made of water-based biodegradable polyurethane for peripheral nerve...

Peripheral nerve conduits were fabricated from biodegradable polyurethane (PU) which was synthesized by a waterborne process. The biodegradable PU was based on poly(ε-caprolactone) diol and polyethylene butylene adipate diol (2:3 molar ratio) as the soft segment. Conduits formed by the freeze-drying process had asymmetric microporous...

Company name: National Taiwan University
Published On: Saturday May 27th, 2017

Thermal behaviour and flame retardancy of polyurethane high-solid coatings modified with...

Hexakis(2,3-epoxypropyl)cyclotriphosphazene was employed for preparation of high − solid hybrid organic-inorganic poly(urethane-cyclophosphazene) coatings based on epoxy-terminated urethane oligomer which were cured with ethylenediamine. The flame retardancy, thermal degradation behavior and some surface properties of the coatings were...

Company name: Rzesz�w University of Technology
Published On: Wednesday May 24th, 2017

Preparation, Characterization and Mechanical Properties of Bio-Based Polyurethane Adhesives from...

Nowadays, different types of natural carbohydrates such as sugars, starch, cellulose and their derivatives are widely used as renewable raw materials. Vegetable oils are also considered as promising raw materials to be used in the synthesis of high quality products in different applications, including in the adhesive field. According to this,...

Company name: Universidad de Huelva
Published On: Saturday May 27th, 2017

Plasticized thermoplastic polyurethanes for dielectric elastomers with improved electromechanical...

In this article, four different plasticizers are blended in thermoplastic polyurethane (PU) to improve its electromechanical actuation performance. The selected plasticizers include dibutyl phthalate, triphenyl phosphate, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and an unsaturated polyester PMG. The plasticization effect of various plasticizers on the mechanical...

Company name: University of Science and Technology Beijing
Published On: Saturday May 27th, 2017

Synthesis and characterization of block poly(ester‐ether‐urethane)s from bacterial...

Telechelic hydroxylated poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB-diol) oligomers have been successfully synthesized in 9095% yield from high molar mass PHB by tin-catalyzed alcoholysis with different diols (mainly 1,4-butanediol) in diglyme. The PHB-diol oligomers structure was studied by nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy...

Company name: Strasbourg University
Published On: Saturday May 27th, 2017

One-Pot Conversion of Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESO) into Soy-Based Polyurethanes by MoCl2O2 Catalysis

An innovative and eco-friendly one-pot synthesis of bio-based polyurethanes is proposed via the epoxy-ring opening of epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) with methanol, followed by the reaction of methoxy bio-polyols intermediates with 2,6-tolyl-diisocyanate (TDI). Both synthetic steps, methanolysis and polyurethane linkage formation, are promoted by a...

Company name: ICCOM
Published On: Saturday May 27th, 2017


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