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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
CASE>> COATINGS
Mid-year survey: Critical condition

The coatings business in the first half of 2017 was between good and adequate for many companies. However, the raw materials situation is becoming a severe issue for paint and coatings producers in Europe. How content is the industry with the first half of the year?The editorial staff of ECJ has asked leading heads of coatings producing companies...

Company name: European Coatings Journal
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
British Coatings Federation wins Trade Association of the Year 2017

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) beat over 300 other trade associations in the UK to be crowned "Trade Association of the Year 2017", the ultimate accolade for Trade Associations in the UK.This award recognises the continued development of the Federation, which is now recognised as best in class amongst trade associations across the UK. The...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
BASF Invests $40 Million in Automotive Coatings in North America

BASF is expanding its automotive coatings production in North America with investments of nearly $40 million over the next two years. The investments add capacity to the company's production plants in Greenville, Ohio, and Tultitlan, Mexico."These investments reflect our continued market growth and underscore BASF's commitment to developing a...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
ERSystems introduces the new Polyurethane 300 Aliphatic Finish Coat and Aromatic Base Coat.

ERSystems , the leader of high performance elastomeric roof coating announced its new polyurethane system. The industry beloved Polyurethane 300 reengineered into two parts, aromatic base coat and aliphatic finish coat.We are thrilled to introduce the Polyurethane 300 Aliphatic Finish Coat, says Jason Holt, VP/GM of ITW Polymers Sealants North...

Company name: ITW Polymers Sealants North America
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Save the date: First training in the Middle East

The next Polyurea Applicator Spray Course will take place on 19th & 20th September 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Venue: Deltachem (56th Street, Gate Nș.1, Dubai Investment Park II, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)More information about the programme and registrations will follow soon.

Company name: PDA Europe
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Demilec Launches Spanish-Language Spray Foam Applicator Training Program

Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of spray applied polyurethane foam in North America, has launched a Spanish-language Spray Foam Applicator training program at its headquarters in Arlington, Texas, in an effort to combat the construction industry's critical shortage of skilled workers and to support its contractors in an increasingly...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Sunday July 23rd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONCRETE COATINGS
Tips for applying concrete coatings in high temps and humidity

When the temperatures and humidity indexes are high, it is important to take special care when applying concrete coatings.As a qualified contractor, you know how extreme weather conditions drastically effect your working or application times, and plan accordingly. But even the most experienced crew can be surprised by how fast a coating cures when...

Company name: Citadel Floor Finishing Systems
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Bonding Polyurethane and Other Materials

Some of the best companies often find that bonding polyurethane and other materials together is hard and it can be even harder to find trusted suppliers who are consistently successful in bonding polyurethane.We often receive sample components from new customers seeking a solution to their polyurethane bonding failures. We typically meet with their...

Company name: Gallagher
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
New batch of polyurethane products at OSV stock

OSV received the new batch of such polyurethane products as:■ RTV 45A - cold cast polyurethane elastomer with 45A Shore hardness. It is used for manufacturing various flexible molds for casting of different details. Due to its perfect physical and chemical characteristics, the molds made of this material have a high motor resource and...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
OSV Technologiya carried out the technical seminar in Poland

11 July, 2017 in Rybnik (Poland) OSV Technologiya carried out the free technical seminar devoted to the technologies and equipment for furniture production using polyurethane.The seminar was held in two parts - theoretical presentations and practical demonstration of such production technologies as: furniture edge, decor and accessories,...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Agreement aligns with Covestro's ambitious sustainability goals

Covestro, a leading materials supplier, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have entered into an agreement to share knowledge and promote IFC's EDGE, a green building software, standard and certification system for emerging markets. Covestro is the first materials supplier to be asked to serve as a...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Smart Flexo Sleeves launched

The base sleeve of the newly developed rotec Smart and rotec Smart Premium has been optimised with easy-mount technology to increase both the ease and speed of mounting, and therefore to improve productivity and make job changes faster. The intermediate layer of the sleeve uses the latest advanced polyurethane materials to enable an up to 15%...

Company name: Flint Group
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
How to design a Timing Belt

Fenner Precision's 9 steps guide to finding the ideal solution to fit your needs.■ STEP 1Determine the peak torque for your drive. This is usually the motor starting torque, but may also be any unusual momentary or shock loads which may occur during normal operation.■ STEP 2Determine the largest pulley diameters that can be utilised,...

Company name: Fenner Precision
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
VAUDE Launches Footwear Range Containing Biosuccinium

Reverdia's Biosuccinium has been used in the production of biobased materials for VAUDE's new Skarvan range. As part of the completely redesigned Summer 2018 Shoe Collection, they offer consumers a sustainable choice of trekking shoe with high-end design and were unveiled at the OutDoor 2017 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany."With the SS18...

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
BYK to build new integrated site in Shanghai

BYK Additives & Instruments, one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments, yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new integrated site located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.The company is investing over 30 million euros in the new site, which combines R&D, technical services, logistics, and...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
Establishment of "University Industry Cooperation Centre" in collaboration with BorsodChem at the...

BorsodChem has started the implementation of the project "Establishment of FIEK for state of the art materials and smart technologies at University of Miskolc", which will result in the development of several new processes, developed and tested prototypes, marketable products, services, technology processes, publications and patents. The project...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
Covestro extends partnership with Mito Polimeri and Plastotecnica

Covestro has renewed the long-standing contracts with its partners Mito Polimeri and Plastotecnica for the distribution of high-performance plastics in Italy. Covestro has been working with both partners for over 40 years. The distribution partnership covers the products Makrolon (PC), Apec (PC-HT), Bayblend (PC/ABS), Makroblend (PC/PBT),...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
Otto Bock Kunststoff under a new flag

Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG is selling its foam business to the Conzzeta Group from Switzerland. Both sides signed the binding agreement on 20 July in Frankfurt am Main. Thus Otto Bock Kunststoff is getting a new owner with the objective of expanding the PUR foam business worldwide. Conzzeta's FoamPartner business area is one of the leading...

Company name: Otto Bock
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
PU or not PU?: Mysterious, Gross Yellow Fluff Balls Wash Up on French Shores

Hundreds of yellow, fluffy blobs of mystery material have washed up on the shores of northern France in the past week.The balls of goo have been found along many miles of the English Channel coastline, according to the Sea-Mer Association, a nonprofit organization that protects coastlines from pollution. The mysterious yellow clumps look like...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
Econic become official tenants of Manchester Science Park

Econic Technologies are pleased to announce that they are now official tenants of the Manchester Science Partnership's (MSP) Alderley Park site. The new space, which boasts over 7,000 sq ft in laboratory and office space, as well as access to a range of cutting-edge analytical services, will offer the opportunity for growth as the company continues...

Company name: Econic Technologies
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
Grand Opening of the New Rogers Headquarters in Chandler, Arizona

We are delighted to officially open our new Corporate Headquarters here in Chandler, AZ. We are thrilled to call Chandler home and would like to thank all our employees and the Arizona community at large for their support before and during our relocation to Chandler.Rogers is a company with a proud tradition of anticipating and adapting to changes...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
Steilemann to become new CEO of Covestro

Dr. Markus Steilemann has been appointed as new CEO of Covestro, effective from 1 October 2018. He succeeds Patrick Thomas, who will leave Covestro with his expiring contract on 30 September 2018.Thomas has been at the top of the company for more than ten years and will be over 60 years old in fall 2018. Furthermore, on 2 June 2017 Covestro...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
PU 3D Printed Photoresponsive Sunflower Could Have Applications in Soft Robotics and Biomedical...

A team of researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created a 3D printed flower that actually blooms when it is exposed to light. The 3D printed structure integrates a shape memory composite and photoresponsive substances which enable this reaction.The research, recently published in the journal Advanced Materials, was...

Company name: Nanyang Technological University
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Understanding OSHA's Updated Rules on Confined Spaces

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) recently alerted all industries that OSHA has published a new fact sheet for Confined Spaces in Residential Construction (OSHA FS-3914) that affects any business that employs workers that regularly enter attics, crawlspaces and basements.The good news is that, unlike last year, the new document designates...

Company name: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Tertiary amine composition and method for making the composition

A composition and method for producing a tertiary amine is disclosed. The tertiary amine is contacted with an inert gas. The inert gas is nitrogen or more preferably argon. The amine composition is useful in producing polyurethane foam with lower levels of chemical emissions particularly lower emissions of toxic chemicals.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink, ink cartridge, and image recording method

An ink containing a self-dispersing pigment, polyurethane resin particles, a surfactant, and water, wherein the self-dispersing pigment is a pigment having a phosphonate group bonded directly or via another atomic group to the surface of the pigment, wherein the polyurethane resin particles have an anionic functional group content of 0.1 mmol/g or...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Composition of allophanate and hydrophobic resin

The invention relates to a composition for preparing (poly)urethane from an allophanate and from a hydrophobic resin. The invention also relates to the use of this composition as a replacement for poly(methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) (pMDI), in particular for the preparation of a material for encapsulating an electrical device.

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> EMULSIONS
Long-lasting fragrance emitting article

Long-lasting fragrance delivery systems and uses of the systems to provide fragrance-emitting articles with a long-lasting fragrance are disclosed herein. The long-lasting fragrance delivery systems include an emulsion of silicone-based polyurethane, fragrance, and a carrier.

Company name: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Hydrogel compositions

A hydrogel composition from a cross-linked polymer derived from one or more olefinically unsaturated polymerizable carboxylic monomers and a thermoplastic polyurethane composition is disclosed. The hydrogel exhibits high yield stress at low shear. The hydrogel composition provides useful materials for personal care, health care, medical and...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Ice adhesion reducing prepolymers and polymers

The present disclosure relates to an FPOSS prepolymer which may be reacted with a reactive coating or a polyisocyanate and/or one or more of a polysiloxane, a polyol, a polyamine and a reactive coating; an FPOSS polyisocyanate prepolymer which may be reacted with one or more of a polysiloxane, a polyol, a polyamine or a reactive coating; and an...

Company name: The Boeing Company
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
Selectively strippable coatings for metallic and plastic substrates

The invention relates to a coating material composition comprising at least one hydroxyl-containing polyester (A) having an OH number of 250 to 660 mg KOH/g, at least one polycarbonate diol (B) having an OH number of 35 to 500 mg KOH/g, in an amount of 1 to 20 wt %, based on the overall formula, and at least one polyisocyanate (C) containing biuret...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Hydroxy functional alkyl polyurea

A hydroxy functional alkyl polyurea is disclosed having the formula: ##STR00001## wherein R comprises the residue of an isocyanurate, biuret, allophonate, glycoluril, benzoguanamine, and/or polyetheramine; or R comprises the reaction product of isocyanate and alkanol amine, but the isocyanate is not HDI when the alkanol amine is diethanol amine or...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
PSA of renewable origin with temperature-stable adhesive power

Heat-curable adhesive composition: (a) a polyurethane composition (A) of formula: ##STR00001## (i) in which R.sup.1 is a hydrocarbon-based radical; R.sup.2 is a polyester block; R.sup.3 is a linear C1-C3 alkylene radical; R.sup.4 and R.sup.5 are a C1-C4 alkyl; m is an integer such that the molar mass of the said polyurethanes is 900-27 000 Da; p=0,...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Adhesive for laminating metal foil to resin film, laminate obtained using said composition,...

There are provided an adhesive for laminating a metal foil to a resin film and the like, the adhesive comprising: a polyurethane polyol (A); and a saturated aliphatic and/or saturated alicyclic polyisocyanate (B), wherein the polyurethane polyol (A) is obtained by polyaddition of components comprising a chain polyolefin polyol (a1) and/or a...

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> ONE COMPONENT REACTION ADHESIVES
Dual cure 1K PU adhesive formulations using matrix encapsulated polyamines

A new polyurethane (PU) adhesive composition with encapsulated hardeners having unique properties in automotive related applications.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
One-part polyurethane adhesive composition, method of making a laminate, and laminate

Disclosed is a one-part, atmospheric curing, polyurethane adhesive composition that includes a polyurethane prepolymer that includes a reaction product of a polyol component and an isocyanate component, the polyol component comprising an unsaturated fatty acid esterified polyol comprising a reaction product of a first polyol and at least one of an...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> TWO COMPONENTS REACTION ADHESIVES
Polyurethane adhesives containing alkyl-substituted 4,4'-di(aminocyclohexyl)alkanes,...

Two component polyurethane adhesives contain (a) at least one alkyl-substituted 4,4'-di(aminocyclohexyl)alkane wherein each cyclohexyl group is alkyl-substituted in at least one position ortho to the amino group, (b) at least one 2,4'-di(aminocyclohexyl)alkane or 2,2'-di(aminocyclohexyl)alkane, (c) a mixture of (ii) at least one alkyl-substituted...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
Two-pack type urethane-based adhesive composition

An object of the present invention is to provide a two-part urethane-based adhesive composition that exhibits excellent adhesion to a base material without using a primer. A two-part urethane-based adhesive composition according to the present invention contains: a main agent that contains a urethane prepolymer having an isocyanate group; and a...

Company name: The Yokohama Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Multilayer film for decorative molding

A multilayer film includes a protective layer, a color layer and an adhesive layer, with a molding film disposed between either of the adjoining pairs of layers or on an opposite surface of the protective layer to the color layer, wherein the protective layer contains a polyurethane resin (U) formed at least from an active hydrogen component (A)...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane copolymer molding compositions

Compositions for forming molded articles, particularly, shells for automotive applications are made up of melt blends of aliphatic thermoplastic urethane elastomer and an olefin-containing block copolymer crosslinked to a gel content of from 5 to 95%. These compositions may be blended to form a powder, pellets, microspheres or minibeads which may...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> TPU
Water-vapour permeable composite parts

The invention relates to water-vapour permeable, flat composite parts consisting of at least two layers, at least one layer being made of a particular wax-containing thermoplastic polyurethane. The invention also relates to the use thereof.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Multi-layer acoustical flooring tile and method of manufacture

An acoustical vinyl tile having an integral acoustical layer is disclosed. The vinyl tile includes a vinyl portion and an acoustical portion. The acoustical portion comprises a plurality of individual layers, the combination of which is customized to the particular sub-floor structure to which the tile will be adhered or overlain. The individual...

Company name: Michael Freedman & Associates
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Cleaning blade, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A cleaning blade includes a polyurethane member that constitutes at least a contact portion that comes in contact with a member to be cleaned. The polyurethane member contains a polyurethane containing a hard segment component and a soft segment component. The hard segment component has a domain particle size of about 45 nm or more and about 100 nm...

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An ultra-low compression golf ball is disclosed herein. The core preferably has a PGA compression less than 30. The mantle layer and cover have approximately the same thickness. The cover comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane material and has a specific gravity greater than the core and mantle layer. The golf ball has a PGA compression less than...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymerizable composition for optical material and use thereof

Provided is a polymerizable composition for an optical material including (A) a bifunctional amine having two secondary amino groups, (B) a bifunctional thiol having two mercapto groups, and (C) a bifunctional isocyanate having two isocyanato groups, in which the ratio ((a+b)/c) of the total molar number (a+b) of the molar number a of amino groups...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 20th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad

A polishing pad is provided with a compression elastic modulus of 0.17 MPa or more and 0.32 MPa or less produced by preparing a nonwoven fabric formed of bundles of ultrafine fibers with an average monofilament diameter of 3.0 .mu.m or more and 8.0 .mu.m or less, preparing a polishing pad base by impregnating the nonwoven fabric with a polyurethane...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Urethanes, ureas, amidines and related inhibitors of factor Xa

The invention relates to a new class of compounds, their pharmaceutically acceptable salts and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions that are effective as selective inhibitors of factor Xa, both in the isolated state and in a complex with other proteins. The compounds of the invention can be used for treating and preventing diseases, such as...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 19th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES>> DYE
Preparation of thermally stable dyes derived from diketopyrrolopyrrole pigment by polymerisation...

Four thermally stable and solvent soluble dyes were prepared from diketopyrrolopyrrole pigment via an N-alkylation reaction. To improve the thermal stability of the dyes, a hydroxyl functional group that could react with blocked polyisocyanates was introduced into the dyes. The prepared dyes had absorption maxima near 500 nm, and the chromaticity...

Company name: Sejong University
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Preparation of mechanically-tough and thermo-responsive polyurethane-poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels

Hydrogels have been considered as promising materials in tissue engineering and biomedical areas. However, the weak and brittle nature of common synthetic hydrogels largely hinders their potential applications. Therefore, it is challenging to fabricate tough hydrogels for biomedical applications. In this manuscript, well-defined and...

Company name: Southeast University
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> THERMOPLASTICS
Preparation, characterization, and in vitro evaluation of chicken feather fiber-thermoplastic...

In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential use of keratin biofiber (KBF)-reinforced biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composites as tissue engineering scaffolds. The composites were prepared by a solution casting method. Combined salt leaching and thermally induced phase-separation methods were used to manufacture porous...

Company name: Kocaeli University
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
The effect of different palm oil based bio‐polyols on foaming process and selected properties...

Rigid polyurethane foams were successfully prepared by blending up to 70 wt% of two different palm oil-based bio-polyols with a petrochemical polyether polyol. The bio-polyols were synthesized by epoxidation-oxirane ring-opening process using water (PP102) and diethylene glycol (PP147), respectively. Due to the high viscosity of both...

Company name: National University of Mar del Plata
Published On: Monday July 24th, 2017

 
 

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