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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
Ashland provides update on impact to operations from August 10 fire at manufacturing facility in...

Ashland today provided an update on the impact to its operations as a result of a fire at its manufacturing facility in Marl, Germany, that led to the shutdown of production operations on August 10 and the subsequent declaration of a force majeure in Europe on 1.4 butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and formaldehyde.As previously announced,...

Company name: Ashland
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Thai PTTGC and Japanese partners in $900 MM chemical venture

SET-listed PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), Thailand's largest petrochemical producer, has joined forces with Sanyo Chemical Industries (SCI) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) on a specialty polymer production facility at a total investment cost of US$900 million (30 billion baht).The three firms signed an agreement yesterday in Bangkok with four...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical
Published On: Monday August 28th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Econic catalyst could cut carbon and make cheap polyols

Researchers at Econic Technologies, based in Cheshire, have cracked a method to turn carbon dioxide into a polyurethane base.Polyols, a key building block in polyurethane plastics, can be made from captured carbon dioxide, with a 'tunable catalyst' invented by Econic.Polyurethanes are used across plastics applications, particularly in foams and...

Company name: Econic Technologies
Published On: Monday August 28th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> BLEND
Successful Trials Using Ecopol

Pacific Urethanes has successfully completed its first production trial using 40% of Ecopol in the polyol blend. Ecopol is made by chemically recycling waste rigid foam back into a base polyol that can be formulated into all types of rigid foam systems, offering environmental and cost benefits to our partners. Pacific Urethanes does not just pay...

Company name: Pacific Urethanes
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
BorsodChem lifts Force Majeure

With immediate effect, BorsodChem lifts the Force Majeure status that was declared on 14th August 2017 for all MDI products and Caustic Soda.Selected MDI grades and Caustic soda will remain on allocation until further information to rebuild inventories and normalize the whole supply chain. BorsodChem did its utmost to minimize the impact on...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane Foam Association Accepting Abstracts For Technical Presentations For November 2017...

The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting abstracts for technical presentations for its fall Technical Program, November 2, at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego, CA.Authors must submit an abstract with request for presentation. Presentations will be 25 minutes in length. A written paper and slide file are also required to become part of...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association, Inc
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
Thermal Conductivity Testing of Foams - Product Demonstration - new video available

The operation of the Netzsch HFM 446 Heat Flow Meter for the thermal conductivity measurements of foams will be demonstrated. A measurement will run and the features of the easy to use SmartMode software shown on a Touchscreen computer. The instrument conforms to ASTM C518 and other similar standards.

Company name: Netzsch Instruments North America
Published On: Monday August 28th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MOLDED
CertiPUR-US Program Officially Launches New Certification for Molded Flexible Polyurethane Foam Used...

After a successful, year-long beta phase, the CertiPUR-US program, has officially expanded its certification program for slabstock flexible polyurethane foam to include molded flexible polyurethane foam used in bedding products and upholstered furniture.Until now, CertiPUR-US certification has not been available for molded foam products.There are...

Company name: CertiPUR-US
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Inaugurates Its New Technology Center in Vadodara, India

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, opened its expanded Technology Center Savli in Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India. The technology investment demonstrates Axalta's commitment to delivering innovative coating solutions in India, a strategic market in Asia-Pacific.The Technology Center includes an...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
2017 PCI/Axalta Scholarship Recipient Announced

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in partnership with the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), is excited to announce Theodore Hammer as the winner of the 2017 PCI/Axalta Scholarship. Offered to college students pursuing degrees related to powder coating technologies, the scholarship fosters growth and...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Tuesday August 22nd, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Water-borne coatings: Still challenges in some high-gloss trim paints

Calls to lower the solvent content of coatings are in line with customer demands and regulations. Anne-Sophie Hesry, senior chemist, R&D Performance Polymers at Synthomer, answers questions on new approaches and applications.Which approaches are useful for lowering solvent content without compromising performance?Anne-Sophie Hesry: For decorative...

Company name: Synthomer
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Sika acquires Turkish manufacturer of sealants and adhesives

Sika continues its expansion course by acquiring a leading Turkish-based manufacturer of sealants and adhesives.The acquisition of ABC Sealants will strengthen Sika's market position in Turkey and further establish Sika as a comprehensive supplier of solutions for interior finishing applications.About ABC SealantsABC Sealants is a highly regarded...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Compression Molded Urethane Parts - Molded Urethane Parts

Compression molded urethane parts is a high-volume, high-pressure method suitable for molding custom cast urethane parts. Urethane parts are stronger than rubber and plastic for the most demanding applications. The advantage of compression molding urethane parts is its ability to mold large, fairly intricate parts. Also, it is one of the lowest...

Company name: Plan Tech
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Ryan Sullivan to help shape the future of Kingspan Insulation in North America

Kingspan Insulation LLC welcomes Ryan Sullivan as its new Managing Director in charge of operations for North America. Kingspan Insulation LLC is a leading manufacturer in energy efficiency and moisture management products. The division prides itself on its premium quality and high-performance insulation, building wraps and pre-insulated HVAC...

Company name: Kingspan
Published On: Monday August 28th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Innovative materials for sustainable mobility

Covestro is supporting students at RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences with an ambitious project - the development of a solar-powered electric car for what is likely to be the toughest solar car race in the world, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia from October 8 to 15. The company is supporting the...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Amerityre produces the best flat free bicycle tire

The summer season often brings great weather, vacations and outdoor activities. Some people may be motivated to take a bike ride. In many cases this enthusiasm becomes dampened when a flat bicycle tire is discovered. The location of an air pump becomes a major search operation. Once found, it may be just the beginning of a larger problem. You find...

Company name: Amerityre
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
Shanghai American School welcomes safer, high performance running track

Students of Shanghai American School (SAS) in China can now enjoy a safer and improved sporting experience, thanks to the world's first running track containing Infinergy SP, a special grade of expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU) from BASF. With its full polyurethane structure certified by the International Association of Athletics...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
Hi-Flo Modular Polyurethane System installation a great success!

A recent installation of our 'Hi-Flo' polyurethane modules for a static sieve application incorporating our patented 'Saddle Top' fixing system has proven a great success for our client.The 'Hi-Flo' modules offer the same effective open area as the previously fitted stainless steel wedge wire panels with an added benefit of 10 fold service life.

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CONVEYORS
Superior Industries' Impact Cradle

Superior Industries Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has expanded its conveyor components accessories line with the release of its new Impact Cradle. The curved design of the Impact Cradle eliminates the space between the belt and bed, adding extra protection.Designed to fit into...

Company name: Superior Industries
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Rinnai Opens New World Class Facility in Melbourne

Pacific Urethanes has commenced supply of a fully formulated, zero ODP and low GWP rigid foam system to Rinnai's new manufacturing facility in Braeside. Through extensive collaboration with the engineers at Rinnai, our development chemists have utilised our onsite R and D facility to develop a foam which meets all of Rinnai's requirements for...

Company name: Pacific Urethanes
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
Emecole Unveils New Name & Logo One Year Following Acquisition

As part of the continuous growth of Emecole's brand, we are excited to be officially transitioning to our new company logo, one year following our acquisition by Metropolitan Industries.As reflected in the new logo, our official name is now Emecole Metro LLC, to correlate with the brand of Metropolitan Industries. You will begin to see the new...

Company name: Emecole
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
Concentrol will be present at PU China 2017

The most important event in the polyurethane industry in the Chinese market will be held on August 29th, 30th and 31st in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. PU China 2017, which will be at the Poly World Trade Center Expo, will open its doors to all sectors of China's vast polyurethane industry.Although the event usually changes location every year to...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
UTECH Europe 2018 Invites Submission of Papers for Polyurethane Industry

Organizers of UTECH Europe 2018, the global polyurethanes exhibition and conference taking place in Maastricht, The Netherlands on 29-31 May 2018, are calling for papers for the three-day strategic conference.UTECH Europe 2018 Call for Papers■ Polyurethane industry topics that the conference will cover include the:■ Development of new...

Company name: UTECH Europe 2018
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
Lubrizol LifeSciences Invests $10 Million to Expand Silicone Operations at Vesta

The Lubrizol Corporation's LifeSciences business is investing $10 million for a significant capacity expansion at its silicone contract manufacturing site in Franklin, WI. This investment strengthens the company's silicone business by adding 71,000 square feet of space that complements the existing 126,000 square foot operation. Previously, in...

Company name: Lubrizol LifeSciences
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
Evonik construction of a specialty copolyester plant in Witten is on schedule for start-up in early...

Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for specialty copolyesters at its Witten site in Germany. As binders for paints, specialty copolyesters are used in coil coatings and, increasingly, in food can coatings. The company is investing a mid-double-digit million euro sum in the plant, which will have annual production capacity of...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

 
PEOPLE
New segment heads at Covestro

Covestro has announced managerial changes in its Polyurethanes and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segments effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Markus Steilemann, who has been Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with Board of Management responsibility for innovation, marketing and sales since April 2017, will relinquish his position as head of the...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Organophosphorus compounds for flame retardant polyurethane foams

An organophosphorus compound useful in a phosphorus containing flame retardant and a flame retardant polyurethane foam, where the organophosphorus compound is shown in Formula (I) where Y is selected from the group consisting of an --OH group, an --NH.sub.2 group, an --NHR.sup.3 group, and an --SH group, where R.sup.3 is a monovalent hydrocarbyl...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
One component isocyanate prepolymer mixture for polyurethane product formulation in a single step...

A one component isocyanate prepolymer mixture for formulating a polyurethane product in a single step process, with monomeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) content in the mixture not exceeding 3%, preferably less than 2%, more preferably less than 1% of the total weight. The mixture contains monofunctional alcohol, an isocyanate component...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Urethane oligomer and active energy ray curable resin composition containing same

An problem of the present invention is to provide to a (meth)acrylamide-based urethane oligomer which has excellent compatibility with organic solvents, general purpose acrylic monomers and oligomers, and a high curing speed to active energy rays, and to provide an active energy ray curable resin composition which contains the urethane oligomer,...

Company name: KJ Chemicals
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Comb polyurethane dispersants

Embodiments described herein provide a dispersant for ink and pigmented coatings. The dispersant is a polyurethane having oxamide diol groups. The dispersant may be used to prepare a wide variety of inks and coatings having high pigment loading and existing within a conventionally-useful viscosity range.

Company name: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
Ink composition

An ink-jet ink printing method and associated system can have a printer including an ink-jet ink. The ink includes an aqueous liquid vehicle, 1 wt % to 5 wt % pigment, 1 wt % to 5 wt % acrylic polymer particles, 0.3 wt % to 3 wt % urethane polymer particles, and is formulated to print on a vinyl medium. The system also includes a heating device....

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Polyurethane casting compound for producing wear protection coatings in casting house applications

The present invention relates to multi-component compositions including an isocyanate component and an amine component, wherein the isocyanate component includes a prepolymer, obtainable from toluene isocyanate and a polytetramethylene polyol, and the amine component includes a dialkylthio aryl diamine and possibly a polytetramethylene oxide...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Processes for producing flexible polyurethane foam laminates and laminates produced thereby

Disclosed are continuous compression molding processes for producing a flexible polyurethane foam laminate and laminates produced thereby, which may be suitable for use, for example, as a carpet underlayment.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Low pressure process for frothing polyurethane or polyisocyanurate

A process of making a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam comprises the step of mixing under low pressure: (A) An isocyanate; (B) A compound reactive with the isocyanate, e.g., a polyol; (C) A liquid blowing agent; and (D) Carbon dioxide.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
Roofing systems and roofing boards with non-halogenated fire retardant

According to one embodiment, a halogen free roof system is described. The roof system includes a structural deck that is positioned above joists or other support members. Polyisocyanurate foam insulation is positioned atop the structural deck. The polyisocyanurate foam insulation has an isocyanate index greater than 200 and includes a...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea composition

The invention relates to compositions comprising at least one first and one second component; --the first component K1 comprising at least one di(aminobenzoate) ester A1 of formula (I) with an average molecular weight of 500 g/mol to 2000 g/mol, preferably 600 g/mol to 1500 g/mol and particularly preferred between 650 g/mol and 1300 g/mol, G being...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Urethane adhesive

Provided is an adhesive composition comprising (A) one or more polyisocyanate and (B) one or more polymeric polyol, wherein said polymeric polyol is a reaction product of (I) a polyol initiator, wherein said polyol initiator is a reaction product of (a) one or more dihydroxy tertiary amine compound, and (b) a polyhydroxy alcohol, and (II) one or...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Urea-based and urethane-based pressure senstive adhesive blends

Adhesive compositions include a blend of a non-siloxane polyurea-based polymer, a non-siloxane polyurethane-based polymer, or a blend of a non-siloxane polyurea-based and non-siloxane polyurethane-based with at least one (meth)acrylate-based pressure sensitive adhesive. The non-siloxane polyurea-based polymer or non-siloxane polyurethane-based...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Low monomer laminating adhesive

The instant invention provides a laminating adhesive composition and laminates for flexible packaging made therefrom. The laminating adhesive composition according to the present invention comprises a) a first prepolymer comprising the reaction product of a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and a first polyol and b) a second prepolymer comprising the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Polyester prepolymers as impact modifiers in epoxy formulations

What is described is a polymer which is a polyurethane polymer having blocked isocyanate groups or a reaction product of said polyurethane polymer with at least one epoxy resin, where the polyurethane polymer having blocked isocyanate groups is an addition product formed from at least one polyisocyanate and at least one polyester polyol, wherein...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyester-modified polybutadienols for producing polyurethane elastomers and thermoplastic...

The invention relates to polyurethanes obtainable by reaction of (a) polyisocyanates A selected from modified or unmodified 4,4'-methanediphenyl diisocyanate, higher nuclear homologs of 4,4'-methanediphenyl diisocyanate, isocyanated groups containing prepolymers based on 4,4'methandiphenyl diisocyanate, and mixtures thereof, with (b) compounds...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
Polyurethane mats

A polyurethane elastomer, e.g., for use in polyurethane mats, includes the reaction product of an isocyanate component that includes at least one isocyanate and an isocyanate-reactive component that includes (a) a first polyol component including from 40 wt % to 90 wt % of at least one polyether polyol having an average hydroxyl functionality that...

Company name: Dow Italia
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Device for absorbing sound within the cabin of vehicle

A sound absorbing mat comprising a first polyurethane open cell polyester layer, wherein the first polyurethane open cell polyester layer is at least one quarter of an inch thick, a polyvinyl chloride layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the polyvinyl chloride layer is at least a quarter inch thick and the bottom surface is...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOES (SPORT)
Removable shoe insert for corrective sizing

A ball-of-foot type shoe insert has two regions with different compressibility characteristics, illustratively created by using polyurethane foam of difference densities, in a front region which, when the insert is positioned in a shoe, will underlie the toes of a wearer, and a rear region which, when positioned in a shoe, will underlie the ball of...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for preparing urethane (meth)acrylates

Described herein is a process for preparing urethane (meth)acrylates. In a first step, a hydroxyalkyl (meth)acrylate is reacted with a lactone (B) in the presence of at least one zinc compound and/or bismuth compound (C) to produce a resulting zinc-containing product and/or a bismuth-containing product, and, in a further step, the zinc-containing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 24th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Preparation and characterization of surface-modified ammonium polyphosphate and its effect on the...

A functional surface-modification agent was synthesized via a reaction between hexachlorocyclotriphosphazene and γ-aminopropyl triethoxysilane. Ammonium polyphosphate (APP) was modified with this agent and then incorporated into a rigid polyurethane foam (RPUF). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, 1H-NMR, and X-ray photoelectron...

Company name: Beijing Technology and Business University
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
Hydroxyl-decorated ammonium polyphosphate as flame retardant reinforcing agent in solvent-free...

Despite being extensively implemented in research, it remains challenging but highly desirable to develop ammonium polyphosphate (APP)-based polyurethane (PU) combining excellent flame retardancy and improved mechanical properties. Herein, hydroxyl-decorated APP (OH-APP) was successfully fabricated through a facile, green, yet efficient cation...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Fingerprint resistant coatings for stainless steel substrates

In this paper, development of coatings with anti-finger print feature for stainless steel substrates is presented. Coatings with tailored surface roughness are demonstrated which provide these properties. Polyurethane coatings are produced by incorporation of matting agents with different particle size and surface chemistry. Depending on the amount...

Company name: Akdeniz University
Published On: Monday August 28th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTISTATIC
A facile approach to fabricate waterborne, nanosized polyaniline-graft-(sulfonated polyurethane) as...

Waterborne polyurethane (WPU) has been intensively utilized as host materials for intrinsic conducting polymers. However, the stability and compatibility between polyaniline (PANI) and WPU remain a challenge for their composites. In this research, anionic-nonionic sulfonated waterborne polyurethane (SWPU) is adopted as matrix to prepare nanosized...

Company name: Shaanxi University of Science and Technology
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
The self-healing cross-linked polyurethane by Diels-Alder polymerization

Polymer materials containing Diels-Alder (abbreviated DA) groups show good self-healing ability under certain conditions. In this study, the thermal reversible DA bond was introduced into polyurethane by the design of molecular chain to obtain the self-healing properties. The pre-polyurethane (HTK) end-capped with furan rings was synthesized by...

Company name: Qingdao University of Science & Technology
Published On: Friday August 25th, 2017

 
 

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