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  Issue-664 - July 03, 2017   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Common Chemical Creating New Concerns For Ozone Hole

Decades ago, the issue of a growing hole in the ozone layer was one of the world's chief environmental concerns. Now, even though the hole has shrunk, a new report suggests that the ozone's problems may be far from over.The study, published this week in Nature Communications, has identified a new culprit that could be doing damage:...

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Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
New Concentrol campaign: Leaders in the invisible

The seats in your car, the insulation on the walls of your home, the mattress where you sleep... Do you know what they have in common? Behind them, chemicals play a fundamental role and Concentrol takes care of everything going perfectly to satisfy your needs.This is the idea on which the new communication campaign launched by Concentrol is based,...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
FOAMS
Coming to Europe: Foam Expo to unite manufacturers and buyers on the continent

Following major success and acclaim in North America, Foam Expo is coming to Europe - bringing with it industry expertise, new, innovative products, live demonstrations and unparalleled networking opportunities.On October 16-18, 2018, industry players are invited to Hanover, Germany to exhibit at or attend this dedicated exhibition and conference...

Company name: Foam Expo Europe
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Coating Systems Celebrates Investment in First Manufacturing Facility in Argentina

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, celebrated its first production and logistics center in Argentina in the municipality of Escobar (province of Buenos Aires). Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver met with employees and toured the new facility where initial production began in January 2017 and will...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
Hempel: New R&D centre focused solely on life-saving PFP coatings

Global coatings company Hempel is investing in a new research and development centre focused solely on passive fire protection coatings. Located just outside Barcelona in Spain, the centre is due to open towards the end of 2018.The investment demonstrates Hempel's commitment to further developing its range of life-saving fire protection coatings as...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Thursday June 29th, 2017

 
SteelSeal from AkzoNobel makes a complex difference

The Quadrant is a self-contained detached office building nestling on the entrance to the Chester West Business Park.The complex has undergone an extensive refurbishment to provide high calibre office space to a host of businesses. The new aesthetic upgrade would be placed in the capable hands of local Chester company D&D Coatings.Paul Drinkwater,...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Eco-friendly bio-based floor coatings gain popularity

The global floor coatings market promises great potential for growth in the upcoming years. The industry is thriving on the cusp of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation as more and more construction engineers are opting for floorings which are durable and bio-based.By Karandeep Singh Virdi, Allied Market ResearchThe floor coatings market has...

Company name: European Coatings 360
Published On: Tuesday June 27th, 2017

 
SPARTACOTE concrete coatings chemical resistance guide and comparison of epoxy vs. polyurethane vs....

LATICRETE concrete coatings experts are often asked about how well SPARTACOTE holds up to various household and commercial chemicals when spills occur on the floor. SPARTACOTE concrete coatings have earned an excellent reputation for resisting many different kinds of chemicals, from gasoline to motor oil to Vinegar to antifreeze. SPARTACOTE custom...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
Florock Flooring Launches New FloroSurface Underlayment Line

Florock Polymer Flooring, Chicago-based manufacturer of high performance commercial, industrial and institutional concrete floor coating systems, has launched its newest family of products, the FloroSurface line of underlayments, offering economical smoothening of uneven, deteriorated concrete substrates, as is required prior to installation of...

Company name: Florock Polymer Flooring
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
Flowcrete acquires Norwegian waterproofing company

Flowcrete, part of The Euclid Group, has acquired Elmico, a Norway-headquartered manufacturer of polyuria waterproofing systems, and epoxy and polyurethane flooring systems.Under the terms of the agreement, Elmico's polyuria technology will be launched globally through its new parent company's construction and chemical businesses.The deal, which...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
Stonhard Announces Stondeck, High-Performance, Seamless Traffic Coating Systems for Parking and...

Stonhard, the world leader in manufacturing and installing seamless, resinous floors, walls, and linings, is pleased to offer Stondeck, a urethane decking system for high-traffic structures such as parking decks and garages as well as pedestrian bridges and walkways. This traffic coating solution provides seamless, durable protection in four...

Company name: The Stonhard Group
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
CA Regulators Eye Polyurethane Foam

California's Department of Toxic Substances has moved to classify spray polyurethane foam as a "priority product," a proposal that has drawn criticism from some who manufacture and work with the product, which is used to insulate pipelines and other industrial substrates in addition to homes and commercial structures.The ProposalThe agency...

Company name: California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
July/August 2017 Spray Foam Magazine Heats Up The Summer

Summer is officially here. For those of you that have spray foam insulation in your residence, you're in luck! You'll be able to keep cool without hiking up your utility bills. For those who do not, you might want to try the beach and the pool periodically instead of overworking your air conditioner. Or you could relax and have a glass of wine -...

Company name: Sprayfoam Magazine
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
Summer heat coming! Learn how to maximize energy efficiency on newly redesigned WhySprayFoam.Org

With the summer months bearing down on us, temperatures rising, and air conditioners working overtime to keep us all cool, it's a great time to think about the energy efficiency of your home.Did you know as much as 40% of a home's energy is lost due to air infiltration? Gaps, holes and air leaks - which can be prevented - can make energy bills...

Company name: The Spray Foam Coalition
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
EonCoat: The Corrosion-Resistant Coating That Alloys Steel

EonCoat is a new type of coating solution that is able to protect steel against corrosion by alloying the top layer of the metal's surface. But it's effectiveness goes even further than the eye can see.The video below shows an experiment with a metal plate. One-third of the plate is bare, while the other two-thirds of the plate have been applied...

Company name: EonCoat
Published On: Tuesday June 27th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
New Architectural Grade Alesta Colors Join the Axalta Powder Coating Family

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, expanded its powder coating architectural-grade, Alesta AR400 color palette with two new colors. This addition to the Alesta line offers powder coaters and their customers more premium color options that combine excellent color preservation and quality...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane versus Plastic

Polyurethane provides unique benefits to applications that alternative materials struggle to compete with. Polyurethanes have unique properties due to combining the strength that plastic compounds provide, whilst maintaining elastic properties similar to rubber compounds. These properties provide remarkable resistance to impact even at high...

Company name: Fenner Precision
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> COLD CAST ELASTOMERS
Chemline Offers High-Performing, Environmentally-Friendly Cold Cast Elastomers

Chemline, Inc. manufactures cold cast urethane elastomers and foams formulated for a variety of applications, from soft gels and foams to very hard plastics. These systems can be applied at room temperature and do not require post-curation, making them fast and simple to produce. Chemline's cold cast systems can be processed by hand or machine (low...

Company name: Chemline Inc.
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Awards recognize top global innovations in composites technology for infrastructure

DowAksa, a 50/50 joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii, A.S., was today named the winner of JEC Innovation Award in the "Repair" category for its Full-Scale Site Testing of Seismic Retrofit. The test, which is the first test in the world of its type, demonstrated how a conventional building can be retrofitted...

Company name: DowAksa
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Foam Expo Exhibitor Spotlight: Edge-Sweets Co

In our latest exhibitor spotlight, Foam Expo caught up with Rick Hungerford, President & CEO of Edge-Sweets Co (ESCO Group Inc) to discuss what they are bringing to Foam Expo 2018, the biggest drivers of growth and the news trends they anticipate for the year.Rick Hungerford joined the Edge-Sweets team in 2001, becoming president and chief...

Company name: Edge-Sweets Company
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Statement following Grenfell Tower fire

The tragic fire in Grenfell Tower which has so far claimed 79 lives is an unprecedented disaster, the impact of which will be felt for many years to come. Nobody can fail to be deeply touched by the many heart breaking stories of the victims. We also owe it to all of those affected to establish the full facts of what occurred, with a thorough and...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Thursday June 29th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
TopBuild Acquires Canyon Insulation

TopBuild Corp. the leading purchaser, installer and distributor of insulation products to the U.S. construction industry, has acquired Canyon Insulation, a heavy commercial insulation and firestopping company headquartered in Corona, California with branches in San Diego and Livermore. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, Canyon...

Company name: TopBuild
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
Compare Spray Foam Insulation to Other Types to Find Out How They Rank and Compare

Making a decision about a home improvement as major as replacing your insulation might seem completely overwhelming, right now. As a culture, we are constantly bombarded with information what is best for us, whether it's food, exercise, supplements, or the materials in our environment. And, while you may have heard that spray foam insulation like...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
Making the Most of R-Value With Foam Insulation

A term you will often hear thrown around, when you're talking to other homeowners or contractors about insulation, is the R-value the insulation holds. You may hear that more is better, or that different parts of your home require different R-values, or even that different climates will need lower or higher R-value. It's confusing, to say the...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Rogers addresses sealing challenge for automotive safety lamps

Avoiding collisions is the goal of a vehicle safety feature known as the Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL). Exposure to harsh temperature and weather conditions makes each CHMSL application challenging in terms of sealing out water, dust, and other elements. Design teams at one automotive OEM had specified EPDM or crushed PVC seals on several...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Foam Expo results in new customers and great exposure

Amcor - a global leader in responsible global packaging solutions - was in good company when it brought expertise, insights, and exciting new products to the Foam Expo show floor.The company opted to exhibit having discovered that Foam Expo is the first-ever event dedicated specifically to the foam industry. "It aligned very well with Amcor's...

Company name: Amcor
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Army testing potentially lifesaving foam device

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, a subordinate organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, is supporting a pivotal clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of a self-expanding foam device that would stop massive intracavitary abdominal bleeding. The device received an Investigational Device Exemption in...

Company name: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Bretl's group develops impact resistant fingers for prosthetic hand

Developed by Aerospace Engineering and CSL Associate Professor Tim Bretl and his students, Kyung Yun Choi (MS '17) and Aadeel Akhtar (PhD '16), the fingers of this flexible model hand are smashed, twisted, and bent in every direction. Surviving the torment, the digits bend back into shape without so much as an "ow."The group chose to use a...

Company name: Coordinated Science Laboratory
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> SCULPTURES
Kate Moss immortalised as mannequin-style PU sculpture

British supermodel Kate Moss has been stripped down and immortalised as a naked, armless mannequin in an advant-garde sculpture titled 'MILF', which has gone on display in London.The silicone sculpture of an expressionless Moss and her naked torso was unveiled at the Opera Gallery on Thursday, with the life-like piece priced at 25,000 pounds (1.1...

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Published On: Tuesday June 27th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Caster Concepts' Mammoth Custom Casters designed to tackle extreme challenges

There's no job too large or too tough for Mammoth Custom Casters (CasterConcepts.com), the newest product line by Caster Concepts, the leading manufacturer of industrial casters, rigs, wheels and accessories.Mammoth Custom Casters are Caster Concepts' answer to unique and complex challenges. Whether the need is for a caster to roll over glass...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
Jochen Reiff new Managing Director of RAMPF Tooling Solutions

Jochen Reiff has been appointed the new Managing Director of RAMPF Tooling Solutions. He will now work in tandem with long-standing Managing Director Heinz Horbanski until the latter retires in 2019. This ensures a smooth and seamless transition at the global market leader for board and liquid materials."I am looking forward to working with Heinz...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Monday July 03rd, 2017

 
PMC Promotes Craig Griffin to Director of National Sales

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Craig Griffin to Director of National Sales. For the last four years, Craig has been responsible for managing the relationships and performance of PMC's domestic distribution network as well as end-users and material suppliers. He has played a significant role in...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
AstroTurf merges manufacturing to one site in Dalton, Ga.

AstroTurf Corp., the Dalton, Ga., maker of athletic playing surfaces, is merging all its manufacturing under one roof as it moves to meet rising demand for its products.The company, bought last year by Germany-based SportGroup Holdings after AstroTurf LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has seen sales jump by 40 percent so far in 2017 and it's...

Company name: AstroTurf
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
EUR 25 million subsidy granted: Industry Consortium receives funds for polyethylenfuranoate (PEF)

The European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI), consisting of representatives from the European Union and the bio-based industry, granted 25 million Euro to "PEFerence", a consortium of eleven companies. The grant supports the establishment of an innovative value chain for bio-based raw materials as well as chemicals and materials...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
Henry Company acquires TQ3 North America, Inc.

Henry Company, a leader in Building Envelope Systems , has acquired TQ3 North America, Inc. based in Fairfield, NJ, a technology leader in fluid applied waterproofing systems.The strategic acquisition of TQ3 reinforces the core business of Henry Building Envelope Systems and enhances the ability to deliver custom waterproofing solutions for the...

Company name: Henry Company
Published On: Tuesday June 27th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polyether-urethane-urea additives for block resistance and open time

A hydrophilic polyurethane comprising polymerized units of: (a) a water-soluble polyol having hydroxyl functionality from two to four and a weight-average molecular weight from 800 to 16,000; and (b) an aliphatic polyisocyanate having isocyanate functionality from two to six; wherein polymerized ethylene oxide units comprise at least 85 wt % of...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyol having alicyclic skeleton

To provide a polyester polyol which can prevent gelation during the urethane formation reaction in the production of a polyurethane and from which a polyurethane having stable quality can be produced. A polyester polyol containing 1,3-propanediol having an alicyclic skeleton in a side chain and a dibasic acid component as constituent components,...

Company name: Kuraray
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for obtaining organic isocyanates from distillation residues from isocyanate preparation

The present invention relates to a process for obtaining organic isocyanate from a phosgenation product comprising the isocyanate, comprising the following steps: a) workup to the phosgenation product, the workup comprising at least one distillation step in which a first portion of the organic isocyanate is removed as distillate and a distillation...

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyurethane resin

Disclosed is a polyurethane resin which is obtained by a reaction between a polyisocyanate component, which contains 1,4-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane including not less than 80% by mole of trans isomers, and an active hydrogen compound component.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous-based polyurethane resin dispersion, and production method and use...

The present invention provides a cross-linking non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous polyurethane dispersion, which is produced by selecting a compound comprising alcohols, amines, acids, saturated or unsaturated (double-bonded or epoxidized) aliphatic long chain carbon-carbon groups or polydimethylsiloxane comprising alcohol groups, amines, oxosilane to...

Company name: Tamkang University
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Improvements in and relating to polymer materials

A polyurethane material for the detection or sensing of species or stimulus comprising a polyurethane network comprising immobilised therein, or modified by the immobilisation therein of, a hydrophilic polymer comprising a ligand or moiety for the detection or sensing of species or stimulus and an indicator for indicating detection or sensing...

Company name: Smith & Nephew
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
PUR foam with enlarged cell structure

Described are (a) a process for production of polyurethane foam by reacting one or more polyol components with one or more isocyanate components, wherein wax having a congealing point in the range from 40.degree. C. to 90.degree. C. is employed as an additive, (b) a polyurethane foam obtainable by said process, (c) the use of waxes having a...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Ambient cure pigmented or clear top coat non-isocyanate system

A spray system for formulating an ambient curable clear coat product includes a first container containing a mixture of a polymer with primary hydroxyl functionality and an amino crosslinker with alkoxymethyl functionality and a propellant and a second container containing a catalyst formulated to initiate a polymerization reaction of the polymer...

Company name: Seymour of Sycamore
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
Siloxane-based coatings containing polymers with urea linkages and terminal alkoxysilanes

Polyureas made from amino-functional alkoxysilanes, polyisocyanates, and polyfunctional amino- and/or hydroxyl compounds. The polyureas may be moisture-cured in a 1K system or be included in a 2K system with amino and epoxy or acrylate compounds.

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Process for the production of an OEM base coat/clear top coat multi-layer coating

A process for the production of an OEM base coat/clear top coat multi-layer coating wherein a waterborne base coat composition is spray-applied by electrostatically-assisted high speed rotary atomization, wherein the waterborne base coat composition comprises binder solids comprising about 20 to about 100 wt. % of an aqueously dispersed...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
Waterborne coating composition useful for promoting adhesion to plastic surfaces

The waterborne coating composition herein is useful for promoting adhesion of paint to a component such as a plastic automobile part or accessory. The waterborne coating composition is particularly useful for promoting adhesion of paint to a thermoplastic polyolefin surface. The waterborne coating composition is prepared from a mixture comprising...

Company name: W.M. Barr & Company
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane adhesive and use of the same

A polyurethane adhesive is formulated using a modified polyurethane copolymer, a curing agent and an antistatic agent, and the modified polyurethane copolymer is grafted a polysiloxane compound to a polyurethane polymer and made by esterifying a polyol, a hydroxyl-containing polysiloxane compound, a multi-functional isocyanate compound and a fatty...

Company name: Nan Ya Plastics
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

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

The present invention relates to a reactive polyurethane hot melt adhesive and the use thereof. In particular, the present invention relates to a reactive polyurethane hot melt adhesive providing higher initial tack, better elasticity, better recovery and lower malodor.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> WOOD ADHESIVE
Composite wood particulate products with aldehyde-free adhesives and methods 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: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane comprising coated metal hydroxides, phosphorus-containing...

The invention relates to a flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane based on at least one diisocyanate and on at least one substance reactive toward isocyanate, and preferably on at least one chain extender, and also optionally on at least one catalyst, and comprising at least one flame retardant, and also optionally additives and/or auxiliaries,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
Thermoplastic polyurethanes in optical fiber coatings

A process for correcting defects in a primary coating on a glass optical fiber involves providing an optical fiber configured for propagation of an optical signal, coating the optical fiber with a composition comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane and at least one acrylate monomer, curing the composition to form a relatively soft primary coating...

Company name: Corning Incorporated
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
Breathable and crosslinkable thermoplastic polyurethane

The present invention relates to novel thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions that contain linear monohydric alcohols. The present invention provides for TPU compositions which may be applied at relatively low temperatures, but upon activation (e.g., activation by ultraviolet light), exhibits higher temperature and melt resistance.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Method for making polyurethane foam floor covering products with postconsumer carpet fibers

Polyurethane floor covering products are formed from a web layer containing at least 30% by weight fibers. A cooled polyurethane foam formulation which includes at least one polyisocyanate, water and at least one polyol having an equivalent weight of at least 500 is applied to the web layer. The wetted web layer is then compressed to mechanically...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION>> INSULATED PANELS
Insulated foam panels for refrigerated display cases

An insulated foam panel for a refrigerated display case is presented. The insulated foam panel may include a polyurethane foam core, a number of polystyrene support rails surrounding the polyurethane foam core in whole or in part, and a pair of liners positioned about the polyurethane foam core.

Company name: Heatcraft Refrigeration Products
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> PRINTING ROLLERS
Conductive roller coating composition, and developing roller and image formation device using same

Provided is a conductive roller coating composition which can reduce degradation of toner during durable printing when used for a developing roller, and a developing roller and image formation device using the same. In a conductive roller coating composition containing a resin component including a polyol and an isocyanate, and microparticles, a Tg...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having multi-layered cores with heat-activated foam center

Multi-layered, golf balls having a core made of a foamed composition are provided. The core preferably has a foam inner core (center) and surrounding thermoset or thermoplastic outer core layer. Preferably, a polyurethane foam composition comprising secondary blowing agents that are activated by heat is used to form the foam center. Non-foamed...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
Golf balls having particle-based foam center

Multi-layered, golf balls having a core made of a particle-based polyurethane foam composition are provided. The ball includes a dual-layered core having a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer. The surrounding outer core layer is preferably made from a foamed composition. In one embodiment, pre-expanded thermoplastic...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DENTAL RESTORATION
Dental polymerizable monomer compositions

Provided are dental polymerizable monomer compositions that can give cured products having high toughness and high rigidity, and dental compositions containing such dental polymerizable monomer compositions and cured products thereof having high mechanical properties. The dental polymerizable monomer composition includes a urethane acrylate...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Sunday July 02nd, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
The increasing threat to stratospheric ozone from dichloromethane

It is well established that anthropogenic chlorine-containing chemicals contribute to ozone layer depletion. The successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol has led to reductions in the atmospheric concentration of many ozone-depleting gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons. As a consequence, stratospheric chlorine levels are declining and ozone...

Company name: Lancaster University
Published On: Friday June 30th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Reinforcing the corrosion protection property of epoxy coating by using graphene...

A new type of modified graphene oxide (GO) coating was prepared by anchoring a prepolymer of urea-formaldehyde (UF) resin onto GO sheets through in situ polycondensation. The modified GO sheets were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction experiment, Fourier transforms infrared...

Company name: Harbin Engineering University
Published On: Wednesday June 28th, 2017

 
 

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