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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> MOISTURE SCAVENGER
Baltimore Innovations to Exhibit its SUPERSIV Powders & Pastes for 2K PU Systems at UTECH 2012

Desiccant specialist Baltimore Innovations Ltd has this week announced their intention to attend Europe's bi-annual polyurethane exhibition: UTECH. They will be promoting their latest SUPERSIV™ powders and pastes. These new zeolite molecular sieves are excellent moisture scavengers, and are particularly useful in 2-Component PU-systems."The demand...

Company name: Baltimore Innovations
Published On: Sunday March 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Mold Release Coating enables 300+ molding cycles before cleaning

Huron Technologies, Inc. has developed a new water based release agent for polyurethane molded products using in-mold paint. Release Coating 7840 provides consistently cleaner molds with less build up on the mold surface, delivering extended mold cycles before cleaning. With proper mold care, aluminum molds can realize more than 300 molding cycles...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
BASF to increase pricing for Diols and derivatives in North America

Effective April 1, 2012, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase its list and off-list prices in North America for butanediol (BDO), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) by $0.07 per pound. List and off-list prices for tetrahydrofuran (THF) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF) will be increased by $0.10 per...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday March 05th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Global Polyols Market to Reach 4.33 Billion Pounds by 2017, According to New Report by Global...

Global polyols market is quite mature and volume growth tends to follow the trends and dynamics of the large end-use markets and consumer products. Europe, US and Asia-Pacific would continue to be the major regions in terms of polyol consumption. Recuperation of the overall economic environment and increase in disposable income resulted in drastic...

Company name: Global Industry Analysts
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
PTTCG may opt to build new plant in SE Asia

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), the Kingdom's largest petrochemical and refinery firm, is considering several Southeast Asian countries as the location for its planned toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant, in addition to Thailand, as building the facility here could require a lengthy legal process. The Constitution's Article 67 (2) requires owners of...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical
Published On: Monday March 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
PUR Adhesive Binder from Heidelberg Delivers Outstanding Flexibility in Adhesive Binding

During drupa 2012, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is exhibiting a new and improved version of its Eurobind 1300/1300 PUR (polyurethane) adhesive binder that offers even greater flexibility and cost-efficiency thanks to new automatic functions and solutions. The machine incorporates a host of innovations, the most important of which are...

Company name: Heidelberg USA
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
BASF increases prices for polymer dispersions and powders

Effective March 1, 2012, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices in Europe, Africa and Western Asia for polymer dispersions by 80 Euro per metric ton and redispersible powders by 140 Euro per metric ton. The price increase is necessary due to the significant rise in the cost of raw materials.The products affected by the price increase are...

Company name: BASF Corporation
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Dur-A-Flex s New Flooring System and Applicator Certification Program Spark Interest at World of...

Dur-A-Flex debuted its Armor-Stat ESD™ floor system and Applicator Certification Program at the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, where over 63,000 attendees strolled the halls and outdoor exhibits looking for ways to improve their businesses.“This was the perfect venue to introduce Dur-A-Flex’s new products and the timing couldn’t have been...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Sunday February 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
CertainTeed CertaSpray Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation 
Receives Approval for...

CertainTeed Corporation announced today that its CertaSpray Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation has completed the Air Barrier Association of America’s (ABAA) air barrier materials evaluation process. The approval provides architects and specifiers more options when working on ABAA-specified projects and provides third-party assurance of...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
ALG offers Spray Polyurethane Foam Solution for Afghanistan

In recent years Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) has been re-formulated into a low rise two component polyurethane foam roofing adhesive designed to adhere EPDM membranes or board stock insulation to various roofing substrates. Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation can reduce or cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 40% by reducing air infiltration...

Company name: Arab Land Group
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
Green Earth Services and Foametix School Atlanta-Area K-5 Construction in Benefits of Spray Foam...

The process was different from a typical installation, and while it wasn't completely foreign to the project's contractors, it was the first time many of them had seen it implemented. Suffice to say, they were impressed."The spray foam application process was much faster, cleaner and easier to work with for all of us," said Bill Page, the project's...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
Spray Foam Coalition Releases More Than Three Years of Historical Data on Spray Foam Sales

Observers and analysts of the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry can now, for the first time, obtain historical, in-depth sales data by region and type of spray foam. The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is launching a quarterly statistical data program for high-pressure spray polyurethane foam...

Company name: The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
Award Winning Kentucky Community Hospital Uses InsulBloc SPF Insulation for "Ecologically...

When the new Clark County Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Winchester, KY opens it’s doors this spring it carries on a long tradition of commitment to the overall health of the community, and that commitment begins with the design, science, and advanced products used in building.CRMC’s new $60 million, 133,675-square-foot hospital facility, which...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Training School - First of its Kind in U.S. - Comes to New Jersey

Professionals Training is proud to announce that they are launching a completely new training program in Sprayed Polyurethane Foam across North America.The first U.S. based program will be held in East Windsor, NJ, from March 26-30, 2012 at Coastal Insulation. Further program offerings will take place across North America in strategic locations in...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS
Dow Announces Plans to Launch New HYPERLAST and DIPRANE Non-Mercury Catalyzed Polyurethane...

Dow Formulated Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, announced today plans to launch a new line of HYPERLAST™ and DIPRANE™ non-mercury catalyzed polyurethane elastomer products.At UTECH Europe 2012, Dow will be introducing a full suite of products that utilize non-mercury catalyst technology. These new materials use the previously...

Company name: Dow Formulated Systems
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
FOAMS
Rising Demand from Developing Countries and New Product Developments to Drive the Global Polymeric...

Polymeric foams are ubiquitous in their application as they exhibit exceptional insulating properties, buoyancy, impact-resistant characteristics, and outstanding strength-to-weight ratios, among other attributes. Worldwide demand for polymeric foams across majority of the developed countries is forecast to remain weak in near future as the...

Company name: Global Industry Analysts
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Axson to Showcase New Range of Polyurethane Adhesives at JEC Europe 2012

Axson Technologies has announced that it will display a sample of its independent heating tool meant for prepregs outside the autoclave at the JEC Europe 2012 exhibition, which will be held from 27 to 29 March, 2012.This heating tool forms a vacuum and makes prepreg parts for heating outside the autoclave. It comprises a stiff moulded component in...

Company name: Axson
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
The Green Series of Polyurethane Potting Compound

This series of polyurethane systems is engineered for electronic potting, encapsulating, and casting applications. They are low in viscosity, low in toxicity and available in the popular TriggerBond® dual barrel cartridge dispensing system. These elastomeric systems are suitable for a variety of electronic insulating applications. The base Natural...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Monday March 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
VELOX launches Lubrizol s new TPUs at Medtec 2012

At Medtec 2012, VELOX, Hamburg-based raw materials distribution and sales specialist will be presenting two new TPU solutions for the medical and healthcare applications, produced by The Lubrizol Corporation, Cleveland – USA: Several grades of Pre-colored Isoplast® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin offered in white for non-implantable...

Company name: Velox
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> HOT CAST ELASTOMERS
Chemtura Highlights Broad Range of Innovative Products for Urethane Industry at UTECH Europe 2012

Chemtura Corporation, a world leader in hot-cast urethane pre-polymers, urethane surface coatings, polyurethane dispersions, flame retardants and polymer antioxidant and UV stabilizers, is highlighting its latest innovations and additions to its portfolio on April 17 to April 19, in Maastricht, the Netherlands at UTECH Europe, Stand 1330. Efforts...

Company name: Chemtura
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
BASF at JEC Composites Show 2012

BASF will present its novelties for composites at the Paris “JEC Composites Show” from March 27 through 29, 2012, in hall 1, booth G 17. This trade show is one of the world’s major exhibitions for these specialty materials. BASF moves forward as a globally recognized supplier of innovative epoxy and coating systems designed specifically for...

Company name: BASF Corporation
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
Show highlights: ACMA's COMPOSITES 2012

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA, Arlington, Va., USA) hosted the COMPOSITES 2012 conference and trade show Feb. 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA. CompositesWorld was there and offers this report of highlights from the event.In line with the general spirit of optimism and growth at the...

Company name: The American Composites Manufacturers Association
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
A lighter train can be built with polyurethane

The less trains weigh, the more economical they are to run. A new material capable of withstanding even extreme stresses has now been developed. It is suitable for a variety of applications, not least diesel engine housings on trains—and it makes these components over 35% lighter than their steel and aluminum counterparts. In their efforts to...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Saturday March 03rd, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
New HFR packages for sealants and adhesives

Graco is excited to announce the launch of new HFR packages for sealants and adhesives available for sale as of March 2012.The HFR proportioner packages, designated HFRS, for sealant and adhesive materials include; a HFR proportioner, inlet fluid regulator, MD2 valve and material hoses. Complete systems including; HFR proportioner package,...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Touch n Seal Introduces New Long Barrel Spray Foam Applicators

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch ‘n Seal insulating foams, sealants and specialty products, has added two new Long Barrel Spray Foam Applicators to their product lineup. Designed for the application of single component gun foam, the reusable applicators are available in 28” and 39” lengths. Both applicators feature steel barrels,...

Company name: Convenience Products
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
Comfort RX s SM Mobile Magnum is Contractors Prescription for a Better Business

Comfort RX is making it even easier and more convenient for contractors to get started using low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) with Mobile Magnum and Handi-Foam System 8 refillable tanks. The Mobile Magnum houses the System 8 tanks, offering portability of refillable low pressure SPF tanks that cover 1,010 board feet, making it the right...

Company name: Comfort RX
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Pre-insulated Aluminium Ducts

The manufacturing of Polyurethane pre-insulated aluminium panels is a delicate and extremely complex process which requires the skill and knowledge of both mechanical and chemical properties alike.From a mechanical and production plant point of view, panels are produced via a continuous process of the distribution of liquid components to a spraying...

Company name: P3ductal Preinsulated Panels System
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEAT CUSHIONS
India provides cushion for auto-seat maker

Want a lesson or two on the risks of timing and the importance of shared global opportunities in the world of business? Look no further than Sheela Woodbridge Urethanes Pvt. Ltd., a joint-venture between Mississauga -based Woodbridge Foam Corp., and India-based Sheela Group. Formed in 2006, the venture supplies car makers with seat cushions....

Company name: Sheela Woodbridge Urethanes
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
TMAT s honeycombed chemical innovation

TMAT Ltd, a multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators, is at the forefront of Polyurethane Elastomer engineering.Innovative chemical engineering and precision tooling has led to an new process for making a new polyurethane acoustic insulation flooring product.The STW 100 system can be used for many applications;...

Company name: TMAT
Published On: Monday March 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Sleeping greener, sleeping cooler: Cargill BiOH soy-based polyol memory foam mattresses cool 25...

Following two years of product development research, Cargill announces that memory foam mattresses made with its revolutionary BiOH® soy-based visco polyols ingredient dissipate heat 25 percent faster than memory foams using conventional infused-gel technology.Memory foams are popular among people seeking a supportive mattress that conforms to...

Company name: Cargill Biobased Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Sonoco Expands Product Line

Recently, Sonoco Products Company (SON) launched Certis Silver packaging solutions, which is designed to provide temperature controlled packaging for moderate distribution environments. The new product offering will be available through Thermosafe Brands, one of the four businesses of Protective Packaging. The new product is based on the ISCsilver™...

Company name: Sonoco
Published On: Monday February 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Polyzen Introduces An Ultra Thin Walled, Lay Flat Tube, For Use As A Barrier Sheath For Diagnostic...

The evolution of an ultra thin walled, small diameter urethane tube… Polyzen, Inc. has identified an unmet need in the medical device arena. Through an extensive background in polymer processing, Polyzen has leveraged its expertise in urethane formulation and compounded a solution that can be extruded as a small diameter ultra thin wall tube. These...

Company name: Polyzen
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
COIM inaugurates new R&D center for polyurethane specialties

COIM, global polyurethane chemicals producer, announces the opening of its new R&D centre.The facility, 3000 sm (32,000 sf approximately) is located in Offanengo, Italy, inside the main industrial site of COIM group and is equipped with the most advanced laboratory instruments.The new centre is being used to conduct research in the field of...

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Monday March 05th, 2012

 
Momentive Performance Materials Expands Manufacturing Operations in India

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a leading global provider of silicones and advanced materials, today announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility and application development center in Chennai, India. Spanning more than 15 acres, the state-of-the-art facility, which opened in 2009, focuses on manufacturing high-end specialty silicones...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
Study on Future Business Alliance with SABIC and Restructuring of Polyurethane Business

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., with its head office in Tokyo, Japan, (Toshikazu Tanaka, President & CEO) and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), with its head office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, (Mohammed Al-Mady, Vice Chairman & CEO)announced a License Agreement for manufacturing technology of TDI and MDI, the raw material of...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Tuesday February 28th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Bayer appoints new regional account manager for Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties business

Bayer MaterialScience LLC welcomes Frank Rossitto as regional account manager for its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) business unit. He will manage all non-monomer customer accounts in the New England territory. Rossitto began his career in 1993 as a process chemist at Bayer's New Martinsville, W.Va., facility. He then joined Bostik, Inc.,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Dust suppressants

The present application is directed to an article comprising a dusty surface and a coating on the dusty surface comprising a coating polymer having a Tg less -20.degree. C. and a method of reducing dust. In some embodiments, the polymer has a Tg less than -30.degree. C., and in specific embodiments, the polymer has a Tg less than -45.degree. C. The...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Reacting compound having h-p=o, p-h or p-oh group with functional group-containing organic compound

Phosphorus-containing compounds are disclosed which are obtainable by reacting: (A) at least one organophosphorus compound having a group selected from the group H--P.dbd.O; the group P--H and the group P--OH; and (B) at least one compound having the following Formula (I): [R'(Y).sub.m'].sub.m(X--O--R'').sub.n Formula (I) wherein R' is an organic...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Wednesday February 29th, 2012

 
Wood treatment composition and process

The present invention comprises a fire resistant wood product and method of manufacture thereof. In one embodiment, the fire resistant wood product comprises a resin and a fire retardant composition, wherein the resin comprises an isocyanate and the fire retardant composition comprises a boron containing compound.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS>> OTHER
Anti-corrosive package

The invention provides an anti-corrosive package which can be added to release agents used in preparing textiles and molded articles from lignocellulosic materials, concrete and polyurethane foam.

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyols from terephthalic acid and oligoalkyl oxides

Polyester polyols are produced by reacting terephthalic acid with a glycol corresponding to the formula H--(OCH.sub.2CH.sub.2).sub.n--OH and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid. These polyester polyols are particularly useful for the production of polyurethane) (PUR) and polyurethane/polyisocyanurate (PUR/PIR) foams for use in insulation applications

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane adhesive with a silane compound as an additive

Aqueous adhesive comprising a polyurethane and a silane of the formula ##STR00001## where R.sup.1 to R.sup.4 each independently are an organic radical, with the proviso that at least two of the groups R.sup.1 to R.sup.4 are a hydroxyl or alkoxy group.

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating compositions comprising a polyurethane polyol composition and nanoparticles, and process for...

The invention relates to a coating composition comprising a polyurethane polyol composition comprising the reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyol, and modified nanoparticles of silica and/or alumina, and to a process for preparing such coating composition.

Company name: King Abdulaziz City Science and Technology
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersion, method of producing the same, coated articles, and method for coating...

The instant invention is a polyurethane dispersion, method of producing the same, coated articles, and method of coating articles. The polyurethane dispersion according to the instant invention comprises (a) one or more polyurethane units derived from one or more prepolymers, wherein the one or more prepolymers comprise the reaction product of one...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
FOAMS
Foamed isocyanate-based polymer having improved hardness properties and process for production...

The invention relates to the surprising and unexpected discovery that a sub-group of phenolic resins (i.e., those which are substantially completely free of ether moieties) is particularly advantageous to confer load building properties to an isocyanate-based foam (e.g., a polyurethane foam). Indeed, its possible to utilize the sub-group of...

Company name: Proprietect
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
Foamed polymer-inorganic binder hybrid material having controlled density and morphology, method for...

The subject of the present invention is a foamed polymer-inorganic binder hybrid material having controlled density and morphology, in particular a foamed polyurethane-inorganic binder hybrid, a method for the preparation of the same and its uses. Said material has high characteristics of thermal and acoustic insulation, water vapor permeability,...

Company name: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MOLDED
Decorative molded foams with good impact resistance and fire retardant properties

This invention relates to fire-resistant, flexible, molded, medium density polyurethane foams. These foams typically have a density of from 10 to 30 pcf. The foams are the reaction product of a) at least one polyester polyol, b) at least one highly branched polyether polyol, c) at least one chain extender, d) a polymethylene poly(phenyl...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday February 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Method of making matte airfoil coatings

A method of forming a matte topcoat for rotor blades, propellers and other articles used to protect a leading edge substrate against high speed liquid or solid particle erosion including premixing a concentrate of flatting agent dispersed in a solvent, reducing the moisture content using molecular sieves, blending the concentrate of flatting agent...

Company name: Hontek
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Polyurethane compositions and articles prepared therefrom, and methods for making the same

The invention provides a composition comprising the following: at least one olefin-based polymer, at least one halogenated ethylene-based polymer, or at least one elastomer rubber; at least one thermoplastic polyurethane; and at least one polydiene- or polydiol-based polyurethane. These compositions are well-suited for promoting the adhesion...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Friction composition for a seat belt and a seat belt coated with such a composition

The present invention relates to a low friction composition for a seat belt, characterized in that it comprises the following components: a polyether polyurethane; a low molecular weight polyurethane, with free NCO groups, and containing an aliphatic chain; a polyurethane without free NCO groups; a polyethylene; a polydimethylsiloxane. It also...

Company name: Autoliv Development
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball with an improved controllability by enhancing a dry spin rate and wet spin rate in a so-called distance type golf ball. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a constituting member that is formed from a polyurethane composition containing, as a resin component, a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING>> ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Process for packaging electronic devices

A process for packaging an electronic device employs an insulating protective resin layer produced from one or more of the resin compositions: (1) 100 parts of an organic solvent-soluble resin having a polysiloxane skeleton and a polar group, 0.5 to 30 parts of an epoxy compound having an epoxy equivalent of more than 800, and an organic solvent,...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Ambulating knee joint

A hinge or joint assembly is provided that includes first and second members, a pivot rotatably connecting the first and second members and allowing movement between extension and flexion positions, and at least one elastomeric spring communicating with the first and second members to restrain pivotal movement of the members toward flexion, through...

Company name: Ultraflex Systems
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
One-pot production of carbamates using solid catalysts

The invention relates to the production of carbamates in a single reactor (one-pot) using solid catalysts, involving the reaction between at least one nitro compound, an organic carbonate of formula (OR)(OR')C.dbd.O, a gas selected from hydrogen gas and a mixture of gases containing hydrogen and hydrogen precursor compounds, and a catalyst that has...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
Method for making carbamates, ureas and isocyanates

The present invention provides methods of forming carbamates, ureas, and isocyanates. In certain embodiments these methods include the step of reacting an amine with an ester-substituted diaryl carbonate to form an activated carbamate which can be further derivatized to form non-activated carbamate or a urea. The urea or carbamate can be subjected...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
Fluorinated ethoxylated polyurethanes

The present invention comprises fluorinated ethoxylated polyurethanes of formula [R.sub.f--(X).sub.n--(CH.sub.2CHR.sup.1--O).sub.m--CH.sub.2CH.sub- .2--O--C(O)--NH].sub.p-A, wherein R.sub.f is a C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 perfluoroalkyl; X is a divalent radical; n is 0 or 1; R1 is H or C.sub.1 to C.sub.4 alkyl; m is 1 to 20; p is a positive integer of at...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
Silicon-urea-azolides, their preparation and use in the preparation of silicones with isocyanate...

Silicon-urea-azolides, their preparation and use in the preparation of silicones with isocyanate terminal groups

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday March 01st, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS
Versatile applications of polyurethane

POLYURETHANES have a broader spectrum of properties and applications than any other natural or man-made material as polyurethane products range from solid to cellular, elastomeric to plastic, rigid to soft and hydrophilic to hydrophobic.Troy Polymers Inc president Vahid Sendijarevic says polyurethanes can be formulated to meet very special...

Company name: Troy Polymers Inc
Published On: Monday March 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coatings Innovations

Conductive coatings have been used for many years to control and isolate electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) from the internal workings of electrical devices, and to limit EMI susceptibility from external sources. The interference may block, degrade, interrupt or limit the effective performance of an electrical...

Company name: Creative Materials
Published On: Friday March 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Developing Advanced Adhesive Formulations

The Lubrizol Corporation has long been a global player in the development of additives, polymers, and custom formulations that enhance the quality and performance of other products. Now Lubrizol is applying its know-how to enhance its presence in the adhesives market. Lubrizol’s product portfolio presents a complete line of resins and polymers...

Company name: Lubrizol Performance Coatings
Published On: Saturday March 03rd, 2012

 
 

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