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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Bayer MaterialScience provides an update on potential regulatory changes at SSPC Conference

As part of its Enhanced Chemical Management Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Chemical Action Plans (CAPs) for the polyurethane raw materials methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI). MDI and TDI are used in the production of polyurethane foams for the construction and furniture industries,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Huber Appoints Distributors To Represent Fire Retardant, Ground Calcium Carbonate and Barium Sulfate...

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, has selected D & F Distributing and Horn to distribute its broad array of fire retardant additives, calcium carbonate extenders and barium sulfate products effective immediately. Both companies already have responsibilities for distributing HEM’s silicas and silicates. D & F...

Company name: Huber Engineered Materials
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Dow Announces Polyols Increases

Effective March 1, 2012, or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows, The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") will increase its price for flexible VORANOL™, VORALUX™, and SPECFLEX™ polyols by US$0.10/pound and for all co-polymer polyols by US$0.15/lb.This increase is in addition to the previously announced US$0.10/lb price increase for...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> OTHER
Perstorp will increase the price for its Capa Caprolactone monomer and polymers

Effective from March 1, 2012 or as existing contracts permit, Perstorp will increase the price for its Capa™ Caprolactone monomer and polymers. Prices will be increased by up to €200/ton in Europe, £170/ton in UK , US$0.12/lb in North America, ¥20/kg in Japan and US$260/ton Asia & rest of the world.The price increase is necessitated by increasing...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Aliphatic Polyester Polyols

Effective March 1, 2012 or as contracts allow, Coim USA Inc. will raise the price of its Aliphatic Polyester Polyols within the United States and Canada by $ 0.05 per pound.This increase is due to escalating raw materials costs.

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Icynene to highlight SPFA trade show in Dallas, Texas with recent awards

As a contractor, trade professional, or code inspector seeking inside information on insulation, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance held in Dallas, Texas, this year is a perfect opportunity to learn about the industry leaders and trending technological advancements.The four-day event will be held between January 30 and February 2 and host more...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday January 30th, 2012

 
Just what the doctor ordered: New Bayer waterborne polyurethane technology provides fresh coatings...

Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists have developed a waterborne polyurethane coatings technology for healthcare facilities that is just what the doctor ordered: it offers hospital facility managers a durable coating — which is inherently low in VOCs — that is resistant to harsh cleaners and disinfectants without sacrificing aesthetics. The Centers...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Tuesday January 31st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Engineered polyisocyanates for polyaspartic topcoats offer numerous advantages over traditional...

In the world of blast-and-paint production for structural steel, rarely does a new technology make a game-changing difference in workflow, handling and transportation. However, polyaspartic technologies have and continue to do so. Polyaspartic coatings can reduce painting systems from three coats to two. They cure and can be handled up to five...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Icynene receives VOC Emission Test Certificate for two leading insulation products

Leading spray foam insulation provider Icynene recently gained approval from Berkeley Analytical for its LD-R-50 and LD-C-50 spray foam insulation products. The certification acknowledges that Icynene’s open cell spray foam products pass both the Office and Classroom requirements for VOC emissions permissible.Before January 1, 2012, the maximum...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
2012 SPFA Convention & Expo is Underway in Dallas

The 2012 Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Convention & Expo is now in full swing this week in Dallas, Texas. The InterContinental Hotel is bustling with activity as spray foam industry professionals pour in from all over the globe to partake in the week's events. Monday and Tuesday offered a variety of accreditation courses and seminars,...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
VersaFlex Announces Upcoming Training Classes

Whether you’re just starting out in the polyurea industry or a seasoned professional looking to hone your skill set, you’re going to want to mark your calendar. From March 12-14, 2012, VersaFlex Incorporated will host three levels of polyurea training courses in Houston, Texas.Courses will be taught by industry experts and will cover topics for...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
First Phase Completion of Copper Mine Project Announced by VersaFlex

VersaFlex Incorporated has recently announced the completion of Phase 1 of a polyurea coating project at a copper mine in the southern Arizona desert. VersaFlex, who supplied the polyurea materials, partnered with Versa-Tech Coatings, based out of Mesa, Arizona, to handle the contracting work for this project.The project involved spraying the...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> OCF
Fomo Announces New 12-Ounce Cans of Handi-Foam Fireblock and Handi-Seal Window & Door Sealant

Fomo Products, Inc. is announcing the release of their 12-ounce Handi-Foam Fireblock and Handi-Seal Window & Door Sealant. The 12-ounce one component foam (OCF) offers the perfect size for smaller jobs, while offering the same product quality and reliability as the larger size products.Handi-Seal Window & Door Sealant is Fomo's patented closed...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Monday January 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Formulation variables determine how topcoats weather the storm

The weathering performance of polyurethane topcoats can be altered by changing variables such as pigment-to-binder (P/B) ratio, isocyanates index, resin/polyisocyanate selection, fillers and additives. Two Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists set out to determine what effect modifying these variables has on the performance of two-component...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Adhesives and Sealants - Global Strategic...

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Adhesives and Sealants in Millions of Pounds, and US$ Million by the following Chemical Types: Adhesives (Styrene Butadiene Rubber, Phenolic, Polyolefin, Epoxy, Starch & Dextrin, Acrylic (includes Cyanoacrylic & Others, Acrylic PSA, and Acrylic Emulsion), Urea Formaldehyde, Polyvinyl Acetal, Polyvinyl...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
Novagard Solutions, Inc. Introduces NOVAFLEX Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sealant

Novagard Solutions, Inc., a leading supplier of specialty chemical products providing engineered solutions to the automotive, building construction, electrical, medical, general industrial and product assembly industries announces the introduction of NOVAFLEX Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sealant. As a new entry into the NOVAFLEX (“When You Want the Seal...

Company name: Novagard Solutions
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Polyzen Leverages Its Patented Process To Transform Polyurethane Films Into Low-Pressure Medical...

Polyzen provides medical product designers, an alternative to latex materials for the construction of low-pressure balloons. A series of polyurethane films from Polyzen can be thermoformed, then welded together to form a medical balloon that achieves previously unattainable high neck-to-body ratio. Additionally, these polyurethane films represent a...

Company name: Polyzen
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> HOT CAST ELASTOMERS
Biobased Casting Polyurethanes

Signaling a significant breakthrough in polyurethane research and development, Innovative Polymers has introduced a new biobased family of products to the marketplace. The environmentally conscious line of polyurethane materials includes biobased elastomers with Shore 30A to 90A hardnesses as well as one rigid Shore 80D biobased polyurethane....

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Saturday February 04th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Polyurethane solutions from a single source and multicomponent machines for higher production...

KraussMaffei will present highly productive and efficient injection molding cells for multi component parts and technical applications at the NPE 2012 trade show (West Hall (B), Booth 1503). Polyurethanes processing integrated into the injection molding machine increase production efficiency and create outstanding part properties.System solution...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
High pressure in innovative processes - Hennecke at UTECH EUROPE in Maastricht

Competence in all PU applications gives Hennecke its decisive edge over the competition. The machinery and plant manufacturer will be occupying about 60 square metres to promote its comprehensive product portfolio at this year's UTECH. The spotlight is on innovations in the production of fibre-reinforced structural elements, as well as on new...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
1000 percent more service life - revolutionary glass fiber cutter

The modular setup and expansion of the CSM product portfolio is not only attractive to Hennecke customers thanks to new applications, but also because the CSM concept pays off when it comes to retrofitting equipment. The latest example for this is a revolutionary cutting unit for CSM processing plants with chopped fiberglass metering system that...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Saturday February 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Izo-Balex to set up PU panel plant in Tomaszow Mazowiecki subzone (Poland)

Izo-Balex is going to operate in Tomaszów Mazowiecki subzone. Thanks to the specialized production machines and implementation of innovative technique the company will start, for the first time in Poland, the production of polyurethane insulation boards with elastic and rigid lining. The investment worth PLN 38 million will create 41 new...

Company name: Izo-Balex
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Deceuninck North America Introduces Stylish Impact Windows During 2012 International Builders' Show

Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, will introduce additions to its Impact Windows product line at an off-site event to coincide with the upcoming 2012 National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show (IBS) held from February 8-11, 2012 in...

Company name: Deceuninck North America
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
German auto supplier Dr. Schneider Group expands its business in China and Mexico

New manufacturing facilities will be built by German auto supplier Dr. Schneider Group in China and Mexico. The supplier is prepared to spend 5 million euros. When interviewed by Automotive News Europe, CEO Klaus Fricke said that by early 2014, an investment of 2.5 million euros will be given to each facility. He added that by that time, each...

Company name: Dr. Schneider Group
Published On: Tuesday January 31st, 2012

 
Plastindia 2012: BASF and Hyundai concept car shown for the first time in India

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, invites visitors of Plastindia 2012 to be amongst the first in India to view the i-flow, a one-of-a-kind concept car based on a unique collaboration between BASF and Hyundai Motor Group. The breathtaking design of the i-flow is coupled with a wide range of innovative features, which are beneficial to the...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
Innovative and sustainable solutions for global megatrends

Automotive engineering is shaped by climate protection, sustainability and efficient production technologies. Developments are driven first and foremost by energy efficiency and resource conservation. But the desire to create economic system solutions and to achieve maximum benefits for drivers also comes into play. Now more than ever the use of...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Johnson Controls Teams Up with Mattress Manufacturer Harrison Spinks Ltd to Create the ComfortThin...

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics, announced that it has formed a development relationship with luxury mattress manufacturer Harrison Spinks to integrate pocketed coil spring mattress technology into an automotive seat concept called ComfortThin. The thin...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Tempur-Pedic Introduces TEMPUR-Simplicity Collection

Tempur-Pedic International Inc, the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, today unveiled its newest collection of mattresses: the TEMPUR-Simplicity™ Collection. The new line provides the authentic comfort and support Tempur-Pedic® is known for at a surprisingly affordable price point, helping...

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Tuesday January 31st, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Amazonian Rainforest Fungus Eats Polyurethane, Potentially Solving a Big Landfill Problem

To the multitude of arguments for protecting rainforest biodiversity, here’s a new addition: An Amazonian fungus could eat our most durable landfill waste. A group of students from Yale found the fungus during an expedition to Ecuador and learned it breaks down polyurethane. This plastic is one of those modern chemical compounds found in so many...

Company name: Yale University
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
PEOPLE
International Paint Names Protective Coating Tech Manager

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has promoted Brad Berkmeyer to Protective Coatings Technical Manager for North America.Berkmeyer had served since 2007 as International Paint’s Protective Coatings Technical Manager for U.S. operations.In his new role, Berkmeyer will oversee all technical services, support, and Research and Technology...

Company name: International Paint LLC
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
Changes in the Executive Board at Forbo

The Board of Directors of Forbo Holding Ltd. has appointed Jean-Michel Wins as Head of the Movement Systems Division and a member of the Executive Board. He will assume this position in the course of the second half of 2012. Jean-Michel Wins is 44 years old, a Belgian national, and since 2002 has held various management positions at German...

Company name: Forbo
Published On: Tuesday January 31st, 2012

 
Robert Hu joins Hallstar as Vice President R&D

Robert Shengkui Hu has joined The HallStar Company’s senior management team as Vice President, Research and Development. He will initially report to and replace Gary Wentworth, who will retire from the specialty chemical company this year after overseeing the transition of his responsibilities. “Robert’s background makes him an ideal fit for...

Company name: The HallStar Company
Published On: Monday January 30th, 2012

 
Former Bayer exec joins Plextronics as COO

Speciality materials company Plextronics is pulling its new chief operating officer from one of the areas big name chemical companies, hiring Robert Kumpf who was until recently the chief administrative officer at Bayer MaterialScience.Kumpf spent 25 years with Bayer where in addition to chief administrative officer in MaterialScience he was also...

Company name: Plextronics
Published On: Tuesday January 31st, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
New Foam Consultancy Established at Technical Foam Services

Technical Foam Services, a leading independent engineering-based manufacturer and foam producer, has now launched a new foam consultancy department within their company to provide tailored assistance to clients on a project-by-project basis.The new foam consultancy department will be led by the Joint Managing Director, Duncan Geddes, and will...

Company name: Technical Foam Services
Published On: Wednesday February 01st, 2012

 
Canadian Foam Maker Domfoam Seeks U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

After admitting its guilt in a conspiracy that inflated the cost of polyurethane foam, top Canadian foam maker Domfoam International Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. to shield itself against lawsuits from angry furniture manufacturers who say they've been forced to pay higher prices for more than a decade.Domfoam filed for Chapter...

Company name: Domfoam International
Published On: Tuesday January 31st, 2012

 
SPRAYS
Polyurethane Foam: An Alternative Insulation Product with Major Benefits

spray foam goes back to the 1930's and has been around commercially to the construction industry for the past 30 years or more. Despite this, what is still surprising is how little the construction industry and the domestic homeowner know about this product. Architects are beginning to specify it in contracts and local authorities and housing...

Company name: Rooftherm
Published On: Monday December 12th, 2005

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Composition comprising stable polyol mixtures

Single-phase fluid compositions, comprising at least two isocyanate-reactive polyol components which are inherently incompatible with each other and as a mediator additive at least one copolymer compatibilizer additive effectuating compatibility between the originally incompatible polyol components, said copolymer comprising structural units having...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GRAFT POLYOLS
Graft polyols with a bimodal particle size distribution and method for producing graft polyols of...

The invention relates to graft polyols with a bimodal particle size distribution and a total solid content of between 5 and 65 wt. %. Said polyols contain small particles with a particle diameter of between 0.05 and 0.7 .mu.m and large particles with a particle diameter of between 0.4 and 5.0 .mu.m, whereby the peaks of the large and small...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing low-viscosity allophanates containing actinically curable groups

The present invention relates to a process for preparing low-viscosity reaction products of polyisocyanates containing activated, ethylenically unsaturated groups which react, with polymerization, on exposure to actinic radiation.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
High-functionality polyisocyanates containing urethane groups

The present invention relates to new, urethane-group-containing polyisocyanates based on aliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic diisocyanates, and to their use.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Fluoropolymer coated films useful for photovoltaic module

A photovoltaic module backsheet includes a polyester film having opposite first and second surfaces, and first and second fluoropolymer coatings on the first and second surfaces of the polyester film. The first and second fluoropolymer coatings each include fluoropolymer selected from homopolymers and copolymers of vinyl fluoride and homopolymers...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure-sensitive adhesive compound

The present invention relates to the use of an adhesive compound, in particular a pressure-sensitive adhesive compound, based on silylated polyurethanes for bonding optical components, in particular optical films, wherein the adhesive compound has a transmission according to ASTM D 1003 of greater than 86% and a haze according to ASTM D 1003 of...

Company name: tesa
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Low-staining room temperature curable coating composition

The present invention provides a low-staining room temperature curable coating composition having an excellent low-staining property and recoatability, and comprising (A) a hydroxyl-containing resin, (B) an isocyanate based curing agent, (C) an organosilicate based hydrophilizing agent, (D) a recoatability modifier and (E) an organic solvent, in...

Company name: Daikin Industries
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> ELECTRODEPOSITABLE COATINGS
Compositions useful for electrocoating metal substrates and electrodeposition processes using the...

A curable, electrodepositable coating composition is provided, comprising: (1) a resin component containing an active hydrogen-containing, cationic salt group-containing resin comprising an acrylic, polyester, polyurethane and/or polyepoxide polymer; (2) an at least partially capped polyisocyanate curing agent; and (3) an additive composition...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
Cured electrodeposition coating film and process for forming a multi layered coating film

The present invention relates to a cured electrodeposition coating film which can be applied on a substrate such as an automobile body. The cured electrodeposition coating film has a dynamic glass transition temperature of 105 to 120.degree. C. and a crosslink density of 1.2.times.10.sup.-3 to 2.0.times.10.sup.-3 mole/cc, and phenol structural part...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Roofing cover board, roofing panel composites, and method

A roofing system includes a layer of insulation boards overlying a roof deck, and a layer of cover boards overlying the insulation boards. The insulation boards include a polyisocyanurate or polyurethane foam material that has a first density. The cover boards include a polyisocyanurate or polyurethane material that has a second density. The second...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
FOAMS
Polymer foam and foam articles for fire protection

The invention provides a cellular polyurethane foam composition for forming a cellular ceramic under fire conditions, the composition comprising: at least 40% by weight based on the total weight of the composition of a polyurethane; from 10% to 40% by weight based on the total weight of the composition of silicate mineral filler; from 5% to 20% by...

Company name: Ceram Polymerik
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Cellular structures and viscoelastic polyurethane foams

The present invention discloses a structure comprising a plurality of three dimensional cells, wherein each cell comprises exterior walls defining an interior void wherein the walls comprise a plurality of struts and windows, the struts forming borders for the plurality of windows, wherein the struts have a plurality of pores. The present invention...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Insulation boards and methods for their manufacture

A method for producing polyisocyanurate insulation foams, the method comprising contacting an A-side stream of reactants that includes an isocyanate with a B-side stream of reactants that include a polyol and a blowing agent, where the blowing agent includes isopentane and n-pentane in a substantial absence of cyclopentane.

Company name: Firestone Building Products
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Method of making a breathable film laminate and a breathable film laminate produced therefrom

A method of making a breathable film laminate includes: (a) providing a TPU film; (b) applying to a release substrate a layer of a film-formable liquid composition containing a volatile component; (c) heating the liquid composition on the release substrate to expel the volatile component, thereby forming a porous film; (d) transferring the porous...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Extrusion of polyurethane composite materials

A polyurethane composite material is described herein. The composite material may comprise a product of a reaction mixture between two or more polyols and an isocyanate, and may contain high levels of inorganic particulate material. Methods of preparing the composite material by forcing the material through a hole are also described. These...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
Polyurethane composite material and method for forming the same

The present invention provides a polyurethane composite material and a method for forming the same. The method for forming a polyurethane composite material includes the steps of providing a mold; forming a thin layer in the mold, wherein the thin layer has a hardness of shore D 40 to 70; and forming a foaming body covering an additive in the mold,...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball and method of improving golf ball performance

A golf ball having a polymer layer that has been subjected to impregnation treatment with an isocyanate and/or isothiocyanate-containing olefin compound exhibits at least one improved golf ball attribute, such as scuff resistance or spin performance, compared with an original golf ball that has not been treated by impregnation.

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
Iron-type golf club head with groove profile in ceramic face

The present invention provides a method of manufacture and design such that very small detail features can be produced within the groove profile on an iron or wedge. The advantage in being able to do this is that spin will be enhanced for a variety of shot types and conditions when striking a golf ball with cover composed of a urethane-based...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
Methods for predicting effectiveness of apheresis therapy for heart failure

The present invention provides methods for predicting an effectiveness of apheresis therapy on patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, which include adding, for example, sera or such collected from patients to 18-day-old chicken fertile eggs and measuring the left ventricular ejection fraction of the eggs. High reproducibility was achieved by using...

Company name: The Kitasato Institute
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
NANOCOMPOSITES
Carbon nanotubes comprising hydroxy groups, method for the production thereof and polyurethane...

The invention relates to carbon nanotubes comprising hydroxy groups, wherein the surface thereof comprises hydroxy alkyl ester groups covalently bound thereon, chosen from the group according to the general formula (1) and/or the general formula (2), wherein (CNT) stands for the surface of the carbon nanotube and R1 and R2 are independently from...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion

Provided is an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion having a good film-forming property, and excellent mechanical properties and water resistance. The present invention is an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion comprising water and a polyurethane resin (U) and satisfying all of the following conditions (1) to (6): (1) a urethane group content in...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Syntactic polyurethane containing oil, preferably castor oil

Syntactic polyurethanes are obtainable by reacting a polyisocyanate component a) with a polyol component, the polyol component b) comprising a polyetherpolyol mixture having an average OH number of from 10 to 280 (constituent b1) and an oil based on fatty acids of 6 to 25 carbon atoms or derivatives thereof (constituent b2), in the presence of...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
Polymer and compositions

There are disclosed urethane acrylates of Formula 1: ##STR00001## where R.sup.1a, R.sup.1b and R.sup.1c each independently represent C.sub.2-15hydrocarbylene, preferably linear C.sub.3-12alkylene (such as, C.sub.4-8alkylene; e.g. hexylene); a isophorone unit and/or a tolyl unit. R.sup.2a, R.sup.2b and R.sup.2c each independently represent: a...

Company name: Cytec Surface Specialties
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
Cure accelerators for anaerobic curable compositions

Reaction products prepared from reactants including: (a) at least one compound of structural Formula (I): ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 is selected from aryl and heteroaryl; X is selected from a direct bond, --O--, --S--, --NH--, alkylene, cycloalkylene, heterocyclylene, arylene, alkarylene, and heteroarylene; Y is a substituted alkylene group...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

 
RUBBERS
Method and apparatus for performing surface treatment of rubber member

The method for performing surface treatment of a rubber member includes impregnating a rubber member with a first surface-treatment liquid containing an isocyanate component and an organic solvent, to thereby form a first impregnation layer, and sequentially treating a surface of the rubber member, without exposure to air, with a second...

Company name: Synztec Co., Ltd
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
RESINS
Antifog coating and antifog article

The present invention relates to an antifogging film formed on a transparent substrate. The antifogging film is characterized in that the film comprises a urethane resin having a water absorption percentage of 20-40 wt %, that the urethane resin is one derived from an acrylic polyol having an average molecular weight of 1000-4000 and a...

Company name: Central Glass Company
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
New Biobased High Functionality Polyols and Their Use in Polyurethane Coatings

High-functionality polyols for application in polyurethanes (PUs) were prepared by epoxide ring-opening reactions from epoxidized sucrose esters of soybean oil—epoxidized sucrose soyates—in which secondary hydroxyl groups were generated from epoxides on fatty acid chains. Ester polyols were prepared by using a base-catalyzed acid–epoxy reaction...

Company name: North Dakota State University
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Adhesion strength and superhydrophobicity of polyurethane/organoclay nanocomposite coatings

Substrate adhesion was investigated experimentally for superhydrophobic coatings fabricated from polyurethane modified with waterborne perfluoroalkyl methacrylic copolymer and a (fatty amine/amino‐silane surface modified) montmorillonite clay nanofiller. The superhydrophobic coatings were obtained by spray casting precursor solutions onto...

Company name: University of Virginia
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Synthesis and properties of bio‐based thermoplastic polyurethane based on poly (L‐lactic...

The goal of this work is the synthesis of a new kind of bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane (BTPU) based on poly(l-lactic acid) (PLA) and poly(tetramethylene) glycol (PTMEG) segments via chain-extension reaction of dihydroxyl terminated (HO-PLA-PTMEG-PLA-OH) copolymer using hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) as a chain extender. Polydiols were...

Company name: Tongji University
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
POLYELECTROLYTES
A novel electrospun TPU/PVdF porous fibrous polymer electrolyte for lithium ion batteries

Novel blend-based gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) films of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVdF) (denoted as TPU/PVdF) have been prepared by electrospinning. The electrospun thermoplastic polyurethane-co-poly (vinylidene fluoride) membranes were activated with a 1M solution of LiClO4 in EC/PC and showed a high ionic...

Company name: Xiangtan University
Published On: Friday February 03rd, 2012

 
 

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