Issue-298 - February 27, 2012   Recommend
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Nabaltec presents new flame retardants

Global supplier of halogen free mineral flame retardants Nabaltec AG, Schwandorf, Germany, recently developed new surface coated Apyral ATH grades for application in TPUs and other polymers. Apyral 40 HS1 and 40 AS1 are said to allow an improved performance of TPU compounds regarding the balance of processing, handling, FR-performance, mechanical...

Company name: PU Magazine International
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2012

Mold Release Agent enables multiple release of panel filters

A new mold release agent specifically designed for OEM and aftermarket filters is now available from Huron Technologies, Inc. of Leslie, MI. Release Coating 7833 is formulated to give multiple release from aluminum molds in flexible integral skin applications. Fast, comprehensive coverage of the mold area and quick evaporation provided by Release...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2012

Milliken Showcases Pioneering Additives at UTECH 2012

Milliken will highlight its unique liquid coloring technology for polyurethane applications at UTECH 2012, the show for the global polyurethanes industry being held in Maastricht, The Netherlands in April. Reactint® Colorants offer high color strength at low concentrations and are typically three to five times stronger than dyes or pigment...

Company name: Milliken
Published On: Monday February 20th, 2012

BASF raises prices for Neopentylglycol and 1,6-Hexanediol in Asia

BASF is raising its prices for Neopentylglycol (NPG) and 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) in Asia with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit by 200 USD/mt. These price adjustments are necessary to support BASF's ongoing efforts to assure highest levels of product and service quality to its customers and due to continued increases in raw materials...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Coim wraps up West Deptford plant expansion

Coim USA Inc., a polyester polyols manufacturer in West Deptford Township, plans on wrapping up its facility expansions this spring.Announced in May 2010, the infrastructure improvements include a rail terminal and 15 new storage tanks in order to support the demand for Coim’s products.“The works for the expansion of the polyester polyols...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Bayer gets green light for new world-scale TDI plant in Dormagen

Bayer MaterialScience can begin construction in Dormagen of a new world-scale plant for a key plastics precursor. The Cologne regional administration has now granted the permit for an early start to construction, clearing the way for the extensive construction work to begin promptly. The final operating permit is expected in the spring. Plans call...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Mideast/Africa TDI prices to stay firm in March on short supply

Middle East and African toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) spot prices will continue to rise in March because of tight supply and high upstream benzene costs, industry players said on Friday.The shortfall in TDI availability in the Middle East and Africa, which are import dependent regions, is a result of ongoing outages or turnarounds and a series of...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Coatings Announces Release of Two New Products

Baltimore based coatings specialist Chesapeake Bay Coatings has recently announced that they have updated their extensive product catalogue to include two new solutions for their clientele within military and federal government manufacturing. The two new products - MIL PRF 22750 High Solids Epoxy Topcoat and MIL PRF-85285D Type1 Aliphatic...

Company name: Chesapeake Bay Coatings
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

DSM Introduces New Urethane Cement System for Floor Coating Solutions

DSM offers facility owners, with floor coatings that can satisfy tough performance standards and increasing sustainability targets. The company has added URelle urethane systems to its portfolio of high-performance products, having increased focus on innovative solutions for the industrial floor coatings market.URelle-Crete is the first product of...

Company name: DSM Coating Resins
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

Significant growth of PDA s 2012 Annual Conference over 2011

PDA, the Association for High Performance Elastomeric Technologies, announced its 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition is showing significant growth compared to 2011.“Still facing an uncertain economy, demonstrating growth in our annual meeting is excellent news,” stated Kyle Flanagan, President of PDA. “Based upon projections, PDA feels that...

Company name: The Polyurea Development Association
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Lubrizol Launches Pre-Colored Isoplast TPU Resins

The Lubrizol Corporation announces the availability of several grades of pre-colored Isoplast® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin for their medical customers. Isoplast TPU resins were previously only available in natural but are now offered in white for non-implantable applications. The company will launch the product at the 2012 Medical Design...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

New Bayer MaterialScience LLC material satisfies market demand for stronger wind turbine blades

As demand for renewable energy increases, wind turbine blades are increasing in size, leading to longer blades that can achieve larger swept areas. Yet, gravity-induced bending loads on blades create dramatic increases in dynamic stress, heightening market demand for a material that reduces blade mass while retaining strength.Current materials...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Lightweight polyurethane composite windows enhance historic church s energy efficiency

Polyurethane chemistry offers many benefits over traditional chemistries used in the pultrusion process. For officials at the Southminster Presbyterian Church, window lineals created using a glass-reinforced polyurethane pultrusion process solved a problem that was 50 years in the making.The suburban Pittsburgh church's steel window frames with...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Bayer polyurethane solutions: Lighter. Stronger. Better.

Polyurethane is inherently versatile and for decades has been successfully utilized in wide-ranging industries and applications. At Composites 2012 Bayer MaterialScience LLC will showcase polyurethane systems innovations expected to open new markets for polyurethane composites. As a leader in polyurethane chemistry and innovation, Bayer is always...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Bayer drives advances in polyurethane systems innovation and process improvements

Filament winding is a common process for manufacturing cylindrical structures such as pipes and tanks with composite resins. Bayer MaterialScience LLC has shown its innovation might yet again, this time with the development of a new proprietary urethane formulation tailored specifically for the filament winding process.Filament winding offers a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday February 24th, 2012

Bayer infuses polyurethane industry with innovation: Low-viscosity urethane gives processors a low...

The resin infusion process has traditionally utilized vinyl ester, unsaturated polyester and epoxy materials to form large, high-performance parts. However, these materials have drawbacks, including limited strength and the presence of styrene, among others. Continuing its successful track record of polyurethane innovation, Bayer MaterialScience...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Cannon at JEC Europe 2012

The Cannon Group will exhibit at JEC Europe, held from 27 – 29 March 2012 in Paris, France, at stand H70. New developments in the fields of composites, PU, and thermoforming technologies will be presented, amongst others:• The ESTRIM (Epoxy Structural Reaction Injection Moulding) technology for the replacement of the conventional slow RTM process...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Machine and process know-how along the entire process chain for composites

During the JEC Composite Show Europe in Paris (Pavilion 1, Booth P 38), KraussMaffei will present its know-how regarding machine and process technology for the production of composites along the entire process chain - from component development, pre-production and component testing through to series production and post-mold processing.Intelligent...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

PMC Announces Sweepstakes Winners and a New Promotional Offer

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) has announced the winners of a free PMC Spray Gun and a PMC Temperature Sensing Unit (TSU) at the recently held Annual SPFA Convention and Expo in Dallas, TX.Visitors to PMC's booth #607 at SPFA 2012 had a chance to win a special Anniversary Edition PMC Model AP-1 Air Purge Spray Gun and a special anodized...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

US bedding firm partners with German mattress giant

Blue Ocean Sleep, a new innovative name in the U.S. bedding industry, has announced its partnership with Breckle Matrazen, Germany’s largest bedding manufacturer. Together the bedding producers plan to maximize their business opportunities in Europe and the United States with an eye towards expanding into the Australian and Asian markets in late...

Company name: Blue Ocean Sleep
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Eco Friendly Running Tracks a Reality - epiQ TRACKS an Alternative to Traditional Running Track...

After years of research and development the EPIQ TRACKS™ products are now available to install all around the country through Hellas Sports Construction. EPIQ TRACKS offer the latest technology and green processes with meticulous control from raw materials to installation and after-sale service. EPIQ TRACKS innovative processes are geared to...

Company name: Hellas Construction
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Plastics and polyurethanes: protecting our planet in style

Europe’s 2020 targets aim to reduce our GHG emissions by 20%, have renewables shape 20% of our energy mix and increase our energy efficiency levels by 20%. Realising these targets requires not only political will but also innovation to create light, efficient and sustainable technology. Today, polyurethanes and the plastics family are leading to...

Company name: The Polyurethane Passive house
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

FoamPartner releases New website

In addition to its brand new design, the renovated FoamPartner website also features lots of new and improved functions. The new website is clearer and the navigation enables quick access to the desired content.

Company name: FoamPartner
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

FoamPartner celebrates 75th anniversary of Fritz Nauer

In 2012 FoamPartner will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of Fritz Nauer AGFritz Nauer (1912–1971) was a gentleman of the old school. In 1937 the entrepreneurial businessman began washing out and selling imported sponges from his parent's laundry room in Stäfa on Lake Zurich.When the source of his business dried up as a result of...

Company name: FoamPartner
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Selena bets on increasing production capacity

Selena Group – global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemicals – completed the expansion of its sealant and adhesive production plant Libra, Poland. Investing in new technology and equipment along with increased storage capacity let Libra’s manufacturing capacity grow by 40%. The investment was worth about 2,5 million euros. Libra...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Bekaert to cut 1,850 jobs in China and Belgium

Bekaert has announced a reduction of 1,850 jobs in its sawing wires and stainless steel wire operations. The measures affect a total of 600 jobs in Aalter, Zwevegem, Deerlijk, and Ingelmunster in Belgium as well as 1,250 in China.In response to fast but structural changes in the global solar energy market, to growing uncertainty in other markets...

Company name: Bekaert
Published On: Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Changes in the board of ALBERDINGK BOLEY

With beginning of this year, Mr Timm Wiegmann has been appointed to Managing Director (COO, Chief Operation Officer), with worldwide responsibility for sales & marketing. Mr Martin Weiland has joined Alberdingk Boley as new Managing Director (CFO, Chief Financial Officer). He is responsible for finance & administration, controlling, IT and...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Polyisocyanate composition

Polyisocyanate composition comprising a polyisocyanate, a lithium halide and a urea compound, wherein the number of moles of lithium halide per isocyanate equivalent ranges of from 0.0001-0.04 and the number of urea+biuret equivalents per isocyanate equivalent of from 0.0001-0.4. Process for making such composition. Curable composition comprising...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Method for the production of polyisocyanates comprising isocyanurate groups and use therof

The present invention relates to novel catalysts for preparing polyisocyanates having isocyanurate groups by a partial trimerization of (cyclo)aliphatic diisocyanates.

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Polysiloxane and urethane modified water-reducible alkyd resins

Urethane and siloxane modified water-reducible alkyd resins ABCDE, comprising moieties derived from polyhydric alcohols A, modified fatty acids B made by grafting olefinically unsaturated carboxylic acids B2 onto fatty acids B1, ungrafted fatty acids C, silanol or alkoxysilyl functional siloxane oligomers or polymers D, and polyfunctional...

Company name: Cytec Surface Specialties Austria
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Active energy ray-curable resin composition and laminate thereof

An active energy ray-curable resin composition comprises a compound (A) having an active energy ray-curable unsaturated bond in a molecule, an anti-staining property-imparting agent (B) which is a fluorine-containing polyether compound having a perfluoropolyether unit, a urethane bond and an active energy ray-curable unsaturated bond in a molecule,...

Company name: TDK
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Resin composition and multilayered structure

A resin composition, contains: a thermoplastic polyurethane (A); a thermoplastic polyurethane (B); and an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (C), wherein an isocyanate group content (mole) in raw materials of the thermoplastic polyurethane (A) is greater than a hydroxyl group content (mole) therein, an isocyanate group content (mole) in raw materials...

Company name: Kuraray
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Composition containing a surface-deactivated polyisocyanate and curing in two stages

Single-component compositions are disclosed, which can be cured in two stages, wherein in the first curing stage, compositions pre-cured by means of moisture and having in particular plastic properties are formed, and wherein in the second curing stage, compositions cured by means of heat and having in particular elastic properties are formed. The...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Room temperature curing adhesive composition having high temperature properties

Room temperature curing structural adhesive compositions including polyurethane oligomers having multi-methacrylate functionality, cycloalkylmethacrylate, at least one maleimide-functionalized compound and a cure system are disclosed. These compositions exhibit enhanced high temperature properties, including hot strength, heat/humidity strength,...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Dicing die-bonding film

A dicing die-bonding film having a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a base and a die-bonding film on the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer comprising an acrylic polymer comprising acrylic ester A represented by CH.sub.2.dbd.CHCOOR.sup.1 (where R.sup.1 is an alkyl group having 6-10 carbon atoms), acrylic...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

High ph process resistant coating for metal food containers

Disclosed is an improved coating composition for food containers that is resistant to high pH processing environments. The improved coating composition is based upon an epoxy-amino resin coating composition that has been modified with other components to improve its performance in high pH environments balanced with flexibility, formability and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Insulating coating composition and an insulated wire, and a coil formed using the same

An insulating coating composition that improves lubricity without reduction of the varnish adhesion strength and an insulated wire using the insulating coating composition, and a coil using the insulated wire are provided. An insulating coating composition comprises a polyamide-imide resin, which is obtained through a synthetic reaction of...

Company name: Hitachi Magnet Wire
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Multilayer coating, production and use thereof for the adhesion of glass panes

A multilayer coating comprising (A) a multicoat paint system comprising (A1) at least one basecoat of a basecoat material comprising at least one melamine resin, and (A2) at least one clearcoat as the topmost coat of the multicoat paint system, and (B) an adhesive layer of a moisture-curing, isocyanate-based adhesive directly atop the topmost...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Hybrid dispersions and methods for producing the same

The instant invention is a hybrid dispersion, method of producing the same, articles made therefrom, and method of making such articles. The hybrid dispersion according to the present invention comprises the blending product of: (a) less than 30 percent by weight of a minor component comprising a hydrophobic polyurethane dispersion derived from one...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Dual-cure coating compositions based on polyaspartates polyisocyanates and acrylate-containing...

A radiation-curable coating composition is provided. The composition comprises a) an amino-functional polyaspartate; b) a (cyclo) aliphatic polyisocyanate; c) an acrylate-functional compound; and d) a photoinitiator. Substrates coated with the coating compositions are also provided.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Method of forming a polyurethane foam

A method of forming polyurethane foam from a resin component and an isocyanate component includes the use of at least one control valve controlling a flow rate of at least one of the resin component and the isocyanate component. The method includes connecting lines having at least a 1 inch diameter to a housing of the control valve. The method also...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Pre-coated metal sheet for slot-in drive cases

A pre-coated metal sheet for slot-in drive cases which has a metal sheet; chemical conversion coatings formed on both sides of the metal sheet; and a coating film formed on one of the chemical conversion coatings and containing at least one base resin selected from a polyester-series resin, an epoxy-series resin and an acrylic-series resin, at...

Company name: Furukawa-sky Aluminum
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Door panel

A door panel comprises a fabric carcass, including a first fabric layer having an inner surface and an outer surface, a second fabric layer having an inner surface and an outer surface, and a composition comprising polyurethane, the composition disposed between the inner surface of the first fabric layer and the inner surface of the second fabric...

Company name: Forbo Siegling
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Eco-friendly solderable wire enamel

Described is a polyurethane wire enamel composed of at least one blocked polyisocyanate adduct, blocked with alkylphenols, at least one hydroxy polyester comprising ester and/or imide and/or amide groups, at least one hydrocarbon-based organic solvent, and further auxiliaries and additives.

Company name: Elantas Electrical Insulation
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Carriage sealing structure for refrigerator car and working method thereof

A carriage sealing structure for refrigerator car is disclosed. The carriage is composed of core carriage plates provided with a heat preservation layer that is made of polyurethane. The carriage plates include a left side plate (5), a right side plate (6), a head plate (1), a soleplate (3), a front plate (4) and a backdoor plate (2). Notches are...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Method for laser engraving flexographic printing articles based on millable polyurethanes

A flexographic printing sleeve or plate is made by a method that includes providing a millable polyurethane, crosslinking the millable polyurethane, and forming a relief by at least laser engraving the crosslinked millable polyurethane. For example, crosslinking may be accomplished by a peroxide-based process or by a vulcanization process using...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

Lithographic-printing plate precursor and image forming method using the same

To provide an infrared-sensitive or heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor which has high printing durability and wide development latitude, and also has good developing properties capable of preventing the formation of deposits during the development. In an infrared-sensitive or heat-sensitive lithographic printing plate precursor,...

Company name: Eastman Kodak Company
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Golf ball

Golf ball 2 has a spherical center 10, a mid layer 12 covering this center 10, a reinforcing layer 6 covering this mid layer 12, and a cover 8 covering this reinforcing layer 6. Base polymer of the mid layer 12 is an ionomer resin. Base polymer of the cover 8 is a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. The cover 8 has a thickness Tc of equal to or...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Method of casting urethane for a golf ball cover

The present invention is directed relates to a method of applying a thin thermoset or thermoplastic cover over a golf ball subassembly by simultaneously dispensing polyurethane into multiple molds while using multiple mixers from multiple polyurethane sources. The method employs a continuous conveyor system wherein pre-heated first (top) and second...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Use of a polyurethane foam as a wound dressing in negative pressure therapy

The invention relates to a device for negative pressure wound therapy comprising (a) a cover material for air-tight sealing of the wound space; (b) as applicable, a means for the connection of a negative pressure source; and (c) a wound dressing comprising an open-cell polyurethane foam whereby the open-cell polyurethane foam has special...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Effect of polyurethane nanosilica composite coating on thermomechanical properties of polyethylene...

Polyurethane (PU)/nanosilica composite was fabricated and then coated on polyethylene (PE) film using a rod Mayer technique. The silica nanoparticles used have an average particle size of 16 nm, and their weight fractions varied from 0 to 14%. Two different thicknesses of PU/nanosilica coating layer were fabricated, which were 4 and 8 μm. The...

Company name: University of Malaya
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

Feasibility study of polyurethane shape-memory polymer actuators for pressure bandage application

The feasibility of laboratory-synthesized polyurethane-based shape-memory polymer (SMPU) actuators has been investigated for possible application in medical pressure bandages where gradient pressure is required between the ankle and the knee for treatment of leg ulcers. In this study, using heat as the stimulant, SMPU strip actuators have been...

Company name: University of Bolton
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

Manufacturing and hydrodynamic assessment of a novel aortic valve made of a new nanocomposite...

Synthetic leaflet heart valves have been widely studied as possible alternatives to the current mechanical and bioprosthetic valves. Assessing the in vitro hydrodynamic function of these prostheses is of great importance to predict their hemodynamic behaviour prior to implantation. This study introduces an innovative concept of a low-profile...

Company name: University College London
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

A new UV-curing elastomeric substrate for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices

Rapid prototyping in the design cycle of new microfluidic devices is very important for shortening time-to-market. Researchers are facing the challenge to explore new and suitable substrates with simple and efficient microfabrication techniques. In this paper, we introduce and characterize a UV-curing elastomeric polyurethane methacrylate (PUMA)...

Company name: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

Holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal enhanced by introducing urethane trimethacrylate

This work characterizes holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals (HPDLC) composite material based on a new monomer, urethane trimethacrylate, by fabricating switchable diffraction grating. The highest diffraction efficiency achieved was 90.3%. Details of the fabrication and preliminary results of electro-optical switching of the HPDLC...

Company name: Laser and Plasma Research Institute
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012


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