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  Issue-294 - January 30, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
Construction to Begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in the Netherlands for New K-Flex Manufacturing...

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, announced that it has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-FLEX ® non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is scheduled to be commissioned during the third quarter of 2012. “Our K-FLEX product...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
Price increase on Garbeflex DOP

Arkema announces a €100/T price increase of its Garbeflex DOP® effective February 1st 2012.This increase is necessary because of the important increase of the Garbeflex DOP® raw material (propylene and orthoxylene) prices beginning of year 2012.Marketed under the tradename Garbeflex DOP®, this di(2-ethylhexyl) phtalate plasticizer is used primarily...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
New Polymeric Flame Retardant becoming industry standard

Dow Global Technologies LLC (DGTL), a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, today announced a second license agreement for its Polymeric Flame Retardant (Polymeric FR) technology with Bromine Compounds Ltd., a company within the ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP) segment. ICL-IP is a global leader in the production of flame retardants and has been...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
Novamont Launches Joint Venture for European BDO Plant Using Genomatica's Process

Genomatica and Novamont announced they have signed a definitive agreement establishing a joint venture (JV) for the first industrial plant in Europe producing butanediol (BDO) directly from renewable feedstocks. This follows the announcement on August 18, 2011 of a letter of intent between the companies. Novamont will have a majority of the equity...

Company name: Genomatica
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Kansas State University Installs Soy-Based Turf on Athletic Facilities

When Kansas State University needed to improve playing surfaces at its football and baseball fields, it turned to fields of a different kind – soybean fields – for a green solution. The university installed approximately five acres of AstroTurf® GameDay Grass™, which features BioCel® technology, a soy-based polyurethane backing. From...

Company name: AstroTurf
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
Palmer International, BioBased Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance

Palmer® International and BioBased Technologies® have combined their expertise and years of experience to form a strategic alliance focused on developing a new family of bio-based polyols derived from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid for use in rigid foam systems.Palmer® International has more than 50 years experience working with Cashew Nut Shell Liquid...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
IMCD takes over the distribution of Altropol Polyols in Europe and South Africa

Altropol Kunstoff GmbH (Germany) and IMCD Group announce a new distribution partnership. As of 2012, IMCD will be promoting the polyols with the trade name Neukapol in Europe and South Africa. The Neukapol specialties are based on renewable resources and are used e.g. in coatings, adhesives and sealing compounds.Altropol strives to always offer the...

Company name: IMCD
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
New Rapid-Curing Liquid Roofing Mastic from Garland Seals Difficult Flashing Details Easily on Many...

Garland recently introduced a new single-component liquid-applied mastic that is durable and easy to apply. The Tuff-Flash™ liquid flashing system provides superior water protection and weathering capabilities. It is an asphalt polyurethane that adheres to asphaltic membranes as well as a variety of metal surfaces. This includes SBS, APP, and...

Company name: Garland Company Inc
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
High performance, high impact floor protection from URelle

Your most demanding environments require a floor coating that can stand up to abuse. Whether it’s physical impact, thermal shock or chemical exposure, DSM has you covered with URelle™ urethane floor systems.URelle™-Crete urethane cementLooking for maximum durability? URelle™-Crete is a urethane cement system for concrete floors that provides the...

Company name: DSM Coating Resins
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
Contractors floored by Bayer's new raw materials for concrete topcoats

Coatings applicators have long struggled with changing temperatures and humidity levels in the field. Bayer MaterialScience LLC recognized this market need and developed a new raw material that translates into topcoats for decorative and industrial concrete that are more user-friendly. Bayer scientists have developed an engineered polyisocyanate...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
Landscape Structures Introduces the PebbleFlex Surfacing System

Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, is excited to introduce the PebbleFlex® surfacing system, a revolutionary, high-performance playground surfacing.PebbleFlex is a one-of-a-kind playground surfacing solution with advanced technology. It includes tiny spherical aliphatic polyurethane...

Company name: Landscape Structures
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Bayer MaterialScience seals its position as a coating & sealant market innovator

One of the fastest growing market segments in the concrete flooring arena is sealers for decorative and polished concrete surfaces. There is a need in this market for a more durable, longer lasting product, and Bayer MaterialScience LLC sealed its position as a coating and sealant market innovator by developing a new technology for sealers....

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Demilec's Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Passes Testing

Demilec USA is pleased to announce that SEALECTION® 500 has passed the AC 377 Appendix X test, covered by only 5 wet mils (3 dry mils) of Blazelok™ IB4 intumescent coating. The official test report will be available for release within the next 2 weeks. The successful passing of the test allows SEALECTION® 500 to be installed in attics and...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
EPA questions spray foam insulation while EU approves

In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised some questions over the use of spray foam insulation. A review of the EPA website, http://www.epa.gov, states that “Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an effective insulation and air sealant material; however, exposures to its key ingredient, isocyanates, and other SPF chemicals that may be...

Company name: US Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
China s Anti-Corrosion Coatings Industry Continues to Rise

The market for anti-corrosion coatings in China was valued at RMB 30 billion (~ $3.6 billion) at the end of 2010, according to “Assessment of China's Market for Anti-corrosive Coatings,” a new report from Research and Markets. The industry is growing at 13% annually, but growth is expected to rise significantly due to economic recovery in...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
New Research Report Sees Growth in African Coatings Market

Sub-Saharan African countries Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa can anticipate strong growth in their coatings markets in coming years due mainly to government investment in infrastructure, according to a new research report from Frost & Sullivan.This Frost & Sullivan report, Sub-Saharan Africa Infrastructure Chemicals and Materials Market, offers a...

Company name: Frost & Sullivan
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> HAND-MIX SYSTEM
Epoxies, Etc. Creates Video for TriggerBond Dispensing System

The TriggerBond Dispensing System is an easy-to-use, hand-held mixing and dispensing system that allows for clean and efficient application of our two-part epoxies, urethanes and silicones for bonding, sealing, or small potting applications. With TriggerBond you can eliminate the chance of improper ratios or mixing errors and ensure your bonds will...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Trelleborg AB Divests French Light Vehicle Component Operation to Bavaria Industriekapital AG

Trelleborg has signed an agreement to divest an operation that manufactures high-technology rubber, plastic and foam components and systems for the light vehicles industry. The operation is primarily located in France and is part of the Trelleborg Automotive business area. The buyer is Bavaria Industriekapital AG with its registered office in...

Company name: Trelleborg
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEAT CUSHIONS
Toyo announces Chinese JV for Urethane Parts for Transportation Machinery

Toyo Tire Rubber Co., Ltd. (has announced that it has agreed to establish a joint venture company in China to manufacture and distribute urethane seat cushions for transportation machinery such as automobiles, with Guangdong TGPM Automotive Industry Group Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China; General Manager, Xu Qiao...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Sealy posts 9.2% sales decline, $15.2 million loss in fourth quarter

Mattress industry major Sealy Inc. said sales fell 9.2% in the fiscal fourth quarter and its net loss increased to $15.21 million.The company said the sales decline was due largely to reduced sales of promotionally priced goods in the U.S. and Canadian markets. In addition, the top line was hurt by subsidies to retailers that are charged as a...

Company name: Sealy
Published On: Thursday January 19th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Establishment of New Company in Thailand to Manufacture and Distribute Urethane Parts for Office...

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (President: Kenji Nakakura, hereinafter Toyo Tires) has announced the establishment of a new company called “Toyo Rubber Chemical Products (Thailand) Limited” in Wang Noi City, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand, in order to manufacture and distribute cleaning blades, which are parts for use in office automation...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Reckli releases new brochure on Formliners for textured concrete, Cold cure model rubbers and resins...

The use of elastic formliners for patterning and texturing fairfaced concrete surfaces has achieved the widest acceptance from the point of view of quality and economy. Many millions of sq. metres endorse this. The elasticity of the formliners enables damage free demoulding of concrete, even for complicated and delicate details. Our system allows...

Company name: Reckli
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Space-saving storage and economic transport :: roll compression

In discussions with our customers we noted again and again that the space-saving and economic storage as well as the transport of PUR foam rolls combined with reduced space requirements is of great importance. The compression of produced foam rolls (foils of polyether or polyester) offers the possibility of a more efficient utilization of existing...

Company name: Albrecht Bäumer
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Timberline uses BASF Elastollan soft TPUs from APS for their waterproof boot soles

Timberland, a leading work shoe manufacturer headquartered in Stratham, NH, has turned to the BASF Elastollan Soft® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) for some of their Timberland Pro work boots. The products are popular with professionals working in hotel kitchens and laundries, with the primary need...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Eastman Chemical to acquire Solutia Inc for $3.38 bn

US specialty chemical company Eastman Chemical Co today said that it will pay around $3.38 billion in cash and stock to acquire Solutia Inc., in order to expand its product offerings and presence in the Asia Pacific region and emerging markets. Kingsport, Tennessee, Eastman, a Fortune 500 company, will pay $22 in cash and 0.12 shares of its stock...

Company name: Solutia
Published On: Saturday January 28th, 2012

 
Amerityre Appoints Southwest Distribution Partner

Amerityre Corp., has announced the appointment of Affordable Turf & Specialty Tire as the company’s distributor of solid polyurethane foam tire products for Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. Affordable Turf and Specialty Tire, a division of S&S Tire located in Peoria, Arizona (a Phoenix suburb), markets a wide range of tires to the...

Company name: Amerityre Corporation
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
Sherwin-Williams Revenues Jump in 2011

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported a robust, 12.7% increase in 2011 sales, as the company finished strongly with a 9.2% fourth-quarter gain in sales compared to the same period a year earlier.Net income, however, declined for the year and was down sharply in the fourth quarter as continued escalation of raw-material costs cut into earnings.Sales...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
PPG Completes Purchase of Colombian Coatings Business

PPG Industries recently announced that it and its subsidiary, PPG Industries Colombia, have completed the acquisition of the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. “PPG is pleased with the completion of the Colpisa acquisition, and we look forward to building our presence in Colombia to...

Company name: PPG Industries, Inc.
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
Poly Flex Products, Inc. announces expansion to larger facility in Farmington Hills.

PolyFlex Products, Inc., Livonia, MI, is moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a 50,000 square foot facility in Farmington Hills, MI. Mark Kirchmer, PolyFlex, CEO, stated “our continued growth during the past decade had forced us to have operations in multiple facilities. This new facility allows us to consolodate everything under...

Company name: Poly Flex Products
Published On: Friday January 27th, 2012

 
CVC Thermoset Specialties Expands Distribution Agreement with IMCD Germany

CVC Thermoset Specialties, an Emerald Performance Materials Company, has expanded its distribution agreement with IMCD Germany to include its Hypro™ Reactive Liquid Polymer (RLP) products. The high-performance RLP product line is manufactured at the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified operations at Akron, Ohio USA and supplied globally through a...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
Huntington Foam to close Fort Smith plant

The president of Huntington Foam, a vendor to Whirlpool’s operation in Fort Smith, said Wednesday the company will close its Fort Smith operation as early as May.About 14 jobs will be lost from a “skeleton crew” now at Huntington’s Fort Smith plant, but the operation once employed as many as 68, said Gary McLaughlin, president of Jeanette,...

Company name: Huntington Foam
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Polycoat Products Expands its Sales Force throughout the US, Canada and Mexico

American Polymers Corporation, a leading manufacturer and custom formulator of high performance protective polyurethanes, polyurea, and polyaspartic coatings and linings welcomes two new important additions to its California sales staff plus eighteen independent, North American sales reps tasked with expanding sales throughout the US, Canada and...

Company name: Polycoat Products
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
SPE appoints Willem De Vos as new CEO

Willem (Wim) De Vos has been named as new Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He succeeds Susan Oderwald, who left SPE in December. De Vos comes to SPE after serving as CEO of the Vitalo Group, a global supplier of plastic packaging and thermoformed products. Previously he managed compounding and processing units of...

Company name: The Society of Plastics Engineers
Published On: Monday January 23rd, 2012

 
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation Announces New Vice President

In an announcement from Mike Kolibas, President, Polyurethane Machinery Corporation last week, PMC announces the promotion of Bill Hrynkiewicz to the position of Vice President for Polyurethane Machinery Corporation Bill has held the position of VP Sales and Marketing for PMC for 3 years and has made solid contributions to the growth of the...

Company name: PMC Machinery
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
Copeland Named Director-Corporate Development for RPM

RPM International Inc. recently announced it has hired Scott Copeland as director, Corporate Development. His work will be focused on RPM’s acquisition program. Prior to joining RPM, Copeland was director of Transaction Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He previously served as an auditor at KPMG in Cleveland, Ohio.

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Green Business Report Shows Mixed Results

Stiff economic headwinds, clean-tech controversy and a toothless regulatory environment gave sustainable business a sinking feeling during 2011, according to the fifth annual GreenBiz “State of Green Business Report.” However, advances in areas such as clean energy patents, sustainable mobility and even green gamification are signs that innovation...

Company name: GreenBiz.com
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Non-fugitive catalysts containing imine linkages and tertiary amines, and polyurethane products made...

The present invention pertains to non-fugitive amine catalysts wherein the catalyst contains at least one imine and at least one tertiary amine moiety. Such catalysts are suitable for the production of polyurethane products.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> FILLERS>> CARBON BLACK
Conductive carbon black

Described herein is a method of forming a composition including mixing an anhydride, a silane and a solvent to form a solution. Carbon black and an isocyanate are mixed to form a carbon black mixture. The solution and the carbon black mixture are homogenized to form a carbon black dispersion.

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Natural oil polyols in elastomers for tires

Prepolymers having active NCO groups are disclosed. The prepolymers are the reaction product of at least one polyisocyanate and a polyhydric component which comprises at least one dimer fatty derivative diol or diamine that is a natural oil based polyol or polyamine which includes the derivative of at least one dimer fatty acid. Polyurethane and...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Silica-containing uv-crosslinkable hardcoat coatings comprising urethane acrylates

The present invention relates to a UV-crosslinkable composition comprising a) unmodified, protonated silica nanoparticles; b) urethane acrylate; c) polar solvent; and d) UV initiator system, wherein the amount by weight of unmodified, protonated silica nanoparticles exceeds the content of urethane acrylate and is at least 50.1 wt. %, based on the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS
Process for producing rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a process for producing rigid polyurethane foams by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups in the presence of c) blowing agents, wherein the component b) comprises at least one polyether alcohol bi) prepared by addition of alkylene oxides...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam compositions and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to polyurethane foam composition. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to polyurethane foam compositions that have increased and/or improved fire-retardant properties due to the inclusion of one or more liquid and/or solid fire-retardants. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to...

Company name: Preferred Solutions
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> TWO COMPONENTS REACTION ADHESIVES
Adhesive made of polymers having crystalline domains, amorphous polyurethane and silane compounds

A description is given of an adhesive comprising two components, the first component comprising at least two different polymers of which at least one contains carboxyl groups. One of the polymers is selected from polymers which are capable of forming crystalline domains and copolymers of ethylene and vinyl acetate, and the second polymer is an...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Thermally formed, dimensionally and topographically exact, automotive protective film

A multi-protective layered film is thermally formed to the exact dimensions and topography of an automobile's headlights and fog lights, protecting the headlights/fog lights from gravel hits and weathering. The multilayered film comprises an aliphatic urethane layer, an adhesive layer, and a polyethylene liner. All three layers are vacuum molded to...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
Transparent polyurethane protective coating, film and laminate compositions with enhanced...

The present invention is embodied in a transparent, polyurethane laminate or multi-layer coating comprising a first transparent polyurethane layer, a middle conductive material layer disposed on the first transparent polyurethane layer, and a second transparent polyurethane layer disposed on the conductive layer. In one embodiment, the subject...

Company name: GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Transparent multilayer sheet having electrostatic dissipative properties

Disclosed is a transparent multilayer sheet that is excellent in antistatic properties, as well as transparency. The transparent multilayer sheet includes a surface layer comprising a conductive thermoplastic polyurethane or polyurea resin containing ethylene oxide; and a back layer attached to the surface layer and comprising a transparent...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite mandrel

A mandrel and method of making a mandrel for use as a substrate in the manufacture of woven or braided articles. The mandrel may have an inner core of foam; at least a first layer of carbon fiber-reinforced resin, and an outer layer of glass fiber-reinforced resin. The foam core may be a high density, closed cell polyurethane foam that is formed of...

Company name: A&P Technology
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Spring element unit for a padding element, particularly a matress

A spring element unit for a padding element, especially a mattress, comprises a plurality of spring elements. The spring element consists of an open-cell polyurethane flexible foam material and comprises at least one recess. Such a spring element unit is used in a padding element, especially a mattress, which comprises a base body for receiving the...

Company name: Metzeler Schaum
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Integrated refrigerator car carriage structure and mounting method thereof

An integrated refrigerator car carriage structure is disclosed. The carriage structure has a protection layer (8) and an insulating layer. The insulating layer is composed of a left side plate (1), a right side plate (4), a head plate (2), a sole plate (5), a fore sealing plate (3) and a back sealing plate (6), that are injection molded with...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Method for treating thermoplastic polyurethane golf ball covers

A method of forming a golf ball is disclosed herein. The method includes placing a golf ball precursor product with a thermoplastic polyurethane cover in a solution containing an isocyanate functionality reactive material. The precursor product is then removed from the solution and heated to remove solvent. The precursor product is then placed in...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having a high resilience with a high spin rate on the approach shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a constituting member that is formed from a polyurethane composition containing a polyurethane elastomer as a resin component, the polyurethane composition...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
Golf ball and method of manufacturing a golf ball

A golf ball and a method of manufacturing a golf ball is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a golf ball includes molding a cover made of thermoplastic resin over at least one intermediate layer of a golf ball; permeating an isocyanate solution comprising an isocyanate compound and a co-reactant compound into an outer portion of...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Ambulating ankle and knee joints with bidirectional dampening and assistance using elastomeric...

A hinge or joint assembly includes a first member movably connected to a second member to allow angular displacement of the first member relative to the second member in each of extension and flexion (clockwise and counterclockwise) directions, where one elastomeric spring restrains angular displacement in a flexion position, and another...

Company name: Ultraflex Systems
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
Electrode lead for medical use, insulating tube and method for producing the same

An insulating tube for an electrode lead for medical use, particularly a cardiac pacemaker electrode lead, defibrillator electrode lead, electrode lead for nerve stimulation or the like, including a base material made of at least one material of the group consisting of silicones, polyurethanes, polyimide, PTFE, ETFE, and copolymers made of...

Company name: Biotronik
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BODYCARE / HEALTHCARE
Toothbrush

A toothbrush head in which the fixed ends of the bristles are embedded in a mass of a polyurethane gel material incorporated in the head. Typical nylon materials as used for toothbrush bristles are found to bind with polyurethane gels so that advantageously holders for the bristles need not be used. A moulding process is also provided for making...

Company name: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Elevator belt assembly with prestretched cords

An elevator load bearing assembly (40) includes a plurality of synthetic or polymer cords (42) within a urethane jacket (44). The cords are prestretched and the jacket prevents the stretched cords from relaxing. The inventive arrangement provides a load bearing assembly (40) that has little or no elastic or construction stretch.

Company name: Otis Elevator Company
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
RESINS
Urethane resin, fixing member, and image forming apparatus

A urethane resin that is formed by polymerizing an acrylic resin including a hydroxyl group and an isocyanate is provided. The urethane resin has a Martens hardness of 1 N/mm.sup.2 or more and 200 N/mm.sup.2 or less at 150.degree. C. and a recovery rate of 80% or more and 100% or less at 150.degree. C.

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
COMPOSITES
Radically curable urethane dimethacrylates and compositions thereof for tougher dental prosthetics

A radically curable polyurethane composite for dental restorations, including provisional restorations, includes polyurethane dimethacrylate prepolymers that have at least one flexible unit within a polyurethane dimethacrylate backbone, and one or more dimethacrylate monomers. Composite materials made with polyurethane dimethacrylate prepolymers of...

Company name: Pulpdent
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
BINDERS
Process for extending polyurethane binders with water

This disclosure provides a process to produce a moisture-curable polyurethane binder composition comprising: providing a first mixture comprising an isocyanate-containing species and a polyol component, wherein the polyol component is a polyfunctional polyol and the isocyanate-containing species is a difunctional or polyfunctional isocyanate and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Lignin preparations isolated from plant material, and methods for their isolation and use

Lignin polymers having distinctive properties, including a generally high molecular weight and generally homogeneous size distribution, as well as preservation of native reactive side groups, are isolated by solvent extraction of plant materials. Methods for isolation of lignin polymers, and for use of the isolated lignin polymers are disclosed....

Company name: Vertichem
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Silicone-containing composition

A silicone-containing composition comprises the reaction product of a first component and an excess of an isocyanate component relative to the first component to form an isocyanated intermediary. The first component is selected from one of a polysiloxane and a silicone resin. The first component includes a carbon-bonded functional group selected...

Company name: Dow Corning Corporation
Published On: Tuesday January 24th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
The development of canola oil based bio resins

Bio‐based resins made from vegetable oils offer a sustainable alternative to petroleum‐based thermoset resins. The thermosetting resin systems we have developed from epoxidized canola oil and the polyurethanes we have produced from canola oil‐based polyols show promise as cost‐effective materials incorporating a high...

Company name: University of Alberta
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Rapidly switchable water-sensitive shape-memory cellulose/elastomer nano-composites

We report a new phenomenon in which the reversible formation and disruption of a cellulose nano-whisker (CNW) percolation network in an elastomeric thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) matrix leads to an unprecedentedly rapidly switchable shape-memory effect (SME) that may be activated by water. The materials have been fully characterized to...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Wednesday January 25th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Mesoscale analysis of segmental dynamics in microphase-segregated polyurea

Polyurea is an elastic co-polymer which possesses a very complex nanometer-scale microstructure consisting of (high glass-transition temperature, T g) hydrogen-bonded discrete hard domains dispersed within a (low T g) contiguous soft matrix. A number of experimental investigations reported in the open literature clearly established that (a)...

Company name: Clemson University
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
Waterborne polyurethane/poly(vinyl alcohol) membranes: Preparation, characterization, and potential...

Waterborne polyurethane (PU) was prepared by the prepolymer mixing method with (3‐aminopropyl)triethoxysilane in different dosages as the modifier. Then, it was mixed with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) to get waterborne PU/PVA blending membranes. The membranes showed phase separation with the aggregations of the waterborne PU particles in a...

Company name: Hefei University of Technology
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
Rheokinetic of polyurethane crosslinking time‐temperature‐transformation diagram for...

In this work, the rheokinetic of polyurethane crosslinking was studied by different methods: differential scanning calorimetric (DSC), rheometry, and infrared spectrometry. The conversion ratio and the glass transition temperature were followed by time of reaction. The results of the isothermal and nonisothermal test were compared. The evolution of...

Company name: PIMM, Arts et Métiers ParisTech
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
Effect of reactive blocked polyisocyanate on the properties of solvent cast blends from poly(lactic...

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) blends containing reactive ethyl cellosolve‐blocked polyisocyanate (EC‐bp) as a crosslinking agent with the goal of making sustainable “eco‐friendly materials” were prepared using solvent casting method. Effects of such crosslinking agent and PEG additive on the properties of the...

Company name: Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry
Published On: Thursday January 26th, 2012

 
 

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