Issue-301 - March 19, 2012   Recommend
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Evonik at UTECH 2012 - Product highlights

During the upcoming UTECH Europe 2012 in Maastricht the business line Comfort & Insulation of Evonik Industries AG will highlight the following products on stand 1430: Rigid Foam Surfactants for Panel Systems TEGOSTAB® B 8496 - is designed for use in PUR continuous metal panel systems to suppress void formation and achieve improved surface...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Acmos appoints new distribution partner in India

The Bremen-based German company Acmos Chemie KG, a producer of release agents for PU applications, has named Goodie International as new distribution partner for the Indian market. For more than 20 years, Goodie supplies the growing Indian PU market primarily with products from German companies. Founded in 1989 in New Delhi, the company is headed...

Company name: Acmos Chemie KG
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

TDI (Toluene diisocyanate) Market Revenue is Expected to Reach USD 7.6 Billion Globally by 2016

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Market: Global Market Analysis & Forecast (2009 - 2016),Global TDImarket reached 5.8 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach 7.6 billion by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2011 to 2016. The TDI volume consumption is expected to reach 2,425.4...

Company name: Transparency Market Research
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

Germany pushes ahead with major TDI expansions despite an uncertain market

The large local producers BASF and Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) both have established isocyanate production sites in the country, and also have smaller, older TDI units there. They could benefit from replacing the smaller units with newer, larger, more cost-effcient ones.As part of BMS's TDI new capacity and restructuring project, the firm plans to...

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Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

COIM USA to increase prices on Imuthane and Versathane

Effective April 15, 2012, or as contracts will allow, COIM USA will increase the price of its Imuthane™ and Versathane ® Pre-Polymers within the United States and Canada up to $ 0.25/lb ($/mt 550) depending on product.This increase is due to the continuing escalation of raw material costs.

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

New Design Concept to be Revealed at UTECH

Try to Imagine the Possibilities...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Variations in raw materials allow coatings formulators to customize performance

It is often said that "Variety is the spice of life." The same could be said of applications for coatings. Variations in the raw material combinations selected by formulators, and how those raw materials themselves are engineered, create nearly unlimited variations in properties and, therefore, end uses for coatings. Coatings formulators can turn...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

Reactamine 760 Expands Capabilities with FDA Approval

Carboline Company the leading global manufacturer of High Performance Coatings, Linings and Fireproofing Products announced today that Reactamine 760, an elastomeric polyurethane hybrid technology, now has the added versatility of FDA approval. Reactamine 760 has gained FDA approval for direct dry food contact in addition to its UL certification...

Company name: Carboline
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

New RAMPF sealing material for contact with food

RAMPF Giessharze, a manufacturer of polyurethane and epoxy resin systems and silicones, is now introducing to the market a foam gasket that meets the requirements of the food industry in Germany and Europe. RAKU-PUR® 31-3173 is suitable for use as a lid sealing material for containers that come into contact with food at room temperature for only...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

Baycusan C 1000 polyurethane dispersion for use in skin care

Bayer MaterialScience is once again presenting a series of innovative developments and formulations based on the Baycusan® family of film-forming polyurethanes at this year’s In-Cosmetics trade fair in Barcelona, Spain. A new focal point here is its use in skin care products, in particular for the treatment of acne. Many current acne treatment...

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Wednesday March 14th, 2012

BASF taps into water transmission industry with Elastocoat AC

BASF today announced the launch of Elastocoat® AC, a new protective pipe coating product line for the water transmission pipe industry.The two-component, 1:1 by volume polyurethane system can be used as an internal lining or as a corrosion resistant external coating for potable and non-potable water transmission pipelines. Elastocoat AC offers a...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

H.B. Fuller joins with Brazilian firm to distribute products in South America

Paint and adhesives firm H.B. Fuller has entered into a distribution agreement with the Brazilian polyurethane firm Plexbond Quimica S/A, officials said Thursday.The agreement will allow the Vadnais Heights-based manufacturer to distribute its adhesive products into several South American countries.The deal is expected to leverage both companies'...

Company name: H.B. Fuller Company
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

RAMPF presents electro casting resins portfolio at CEF Shenzhen

For the first time, the RAMPF Group will be presenting its expertise in the development and production of reaction resins at China Electronics Fair (CEF) in Shenzhen at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Together with its branch RAMPF (Taicang) Co. Ltd., China, RAMPF Giessharze will be showcasing its broad range of electro casting resins at...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

Telko at Chinaplas 2012

Telko, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and subsidiaries operating in 13 countries, announced that it will exhibit at Chinaplas in Shanghai.In China the company is the solely distributor of Elasto’s Dryflex und Mediprene TPEs series, and for UPM’s ForMi environmentally friendly plastics Additionally Telko represents LG Chem’s Lupoy PC/ABS,...

Company name: Telko
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

Miller Homes And Dow Building Solutions Deconstruct Duplex to Educate Public About High Performing...

Central New York builder, Miller Homes, announces the opening of a deconstructed duplex designed to educate the public and the industry on the importance of high performing homes. Miller Homes participated in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) “High Performance Builders Challenge,” and as a result received a...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Expo offers the latest in sleep products at Convention Center

This convention sure sounds like a snoozer.And that's exactly what the people running it want: to create comfortable, peaceful sleep.Welcome to the International Sleep Products Association Expo, which kicked off Wednesday at the Indiana Convention Center.As many as 3,500 industry manufacturers and leaders are expected to attend the private event,...

Company name: The International Sleep Products Association Expo
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

US mattress and upholstered furniture maker expect foam price rises

US Bedding and upholstered furniture manufacturers say they are preparing for foam price rises that are expected to range in percentage from single digits to double digits, with a high predicted to be in "the low 20s." Industry executives said the increase is likely to affect product pricing or construction specifications.Bedding producers...

Company name: The International Sleep Products Association Expo
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

ISPA Announces Prestigious Bedding Industry Awards

Karl Glassman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Leggett & Platt, Inc., and William (Don) Wright, chairman and chief marketing officer with Wright of Thomasville Inc., were honored with the industry’s two prestigious awards for their outstanding service. The awards were presented during the 2012 ISPA EXPO Industry Breakfast in...

Company name: the International Sleep Products Association
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

Witt Lining Systems Introduces a New Flexible Polyurethane to Add to Its Lineup of Material Choices...

Andrew Hotchkies, President of Witt Lining Systems, announced today that the company has introduced WITT TPU. WITT TPU is a new polyurethane material that will be added to Witt’s lineup of material choices for flexible liners. “We’ve been looking at these materials for a while and have finally found a formulation that we are positive will provide...

Company name: Witt Lining Systems
Published On: Wednesday March 14th, 2012

Realize Inc. Announces RealCool Finishing Process for Prototypes and Products

Whether it's a flame design on a video game console or a wood grain look for a laptop, sometimes a product or prototype just needs some pizzazz to capture people's attention. Companies like Realize Inc. help companies create such engaging products through custom finishing services that result in unique eye-catching designs."We have been looking for...

Company name: Realize
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

RedEye On Demand adds cast urethane molding to capabilities

RedEye On Demand, a rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing service provider, and business unit of Stratasys Inc., announced it has added cast urethane molding to its services offering. A complementary capability to its existing Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet services, the addition of cast urethane strengthens the company’s...

Company name: RedEye On Demand
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

Polyurethane roll covers prove themselves at AS Estonian Cell

The pulp producer AS Estonian Cell in Estonia has been successfully using polyurethane press roll covers from Voith Paper for more than one year. The covers are used on the 6th press of the twin wire press section for pulp dewatering. The SolarPress covers were first installed at AS Estonian Cell in June 2010. The previously installed rubber covers...

Company name: Voith
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

BASF appoints head of Shanghai BASF Polyurethane Company Limited

BASF has appointed Mr. Marko Murtonen as Vice President, BASF and General Manager of the Shanghai BASF Polyurethane Company Ltd (SBPC) in Shanghai. He succeeds Mr. Marco Millies, who has transferred to BASF PharmaChemikalien GmbH & Co. as Managing Director in Minden, Germany. Mr. Murtonen joined BASF in 2010 after the integration of the Ciba...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

HumiSeal strengthens team with the appointment of key account manager

Leading vendor of conformal coating solutions, HumiSeal®, has announced the appointment of Marie Kaing to the position of key account manager with direct responsibility for developing and supporting Global Automotive customers. The announcement comes as the company has enjoyed significant penetration in this key vertical market and continues to...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Polyurethane Products Have Experienced an Overall Growth in South America, With Total Production of...

IAL Consultants is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth edition of its report on the polyurethane markets in South America. Demand for polyurethane in South America has increased overall in line with rising living standards particularly in Argentina and Brazil. The use of polyurethane in construction has been fuelled by two upcoming...

Company name: IAL Consultants
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

Bayer MaterialScience moving WV research jobs to Pittsburgh

Shuffled among all the petrochemical news Thursday was the tidbit that Bayer MaterialScience LLC is consolidating its West Virginia polyether and flexible foam research and development work to the company’s U.S. base in Pittsburgh.In the next 12 to 18 months, the company is moving about 30 R&D jobs from its South Charleston facility to its...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday March 16th, 2012

Foam Producer FXI Opens Bedding And Sleep Accessories Research Center

FXI, a leading producer of innovative foam products, announced that the company has opened a new Research and Innovation Center located in Aston, PA. This state-of-the-art facility will employ chemists and engineers who will support and sustain the growth of FXI in the home furnishings, healthcare, electronics, industrial, personal care, and...

Company name: FXI Foamex Innovations
Published On: Tuesday March 13th, 2012

ASC GR Intends to Reopen MDI/TDI Chemical Action Plan in 2012

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) plans to reopen Rule 1168. The EPA's continued efforts to seek information on consumer exposure to diisocyanates will also be a critical area that the Adhesive and Sealant Council's government relations department will focus on in 2012.The South Coast's decision to reopen the regulation...

Company name: The South Coast Air Quality Management District
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Color-stable, halogen-free flame retardant compositions

Color-stable, halogen-free, flame retardant composition comprise, based on the weight of the composition: A. 10-95 weight percent of a thermoplastic polyurethane polymer; B. 3-50 weight percent of a phosphorus-based flame retardant; and 0.1-10 weight percent of a low molecular weight epoxide additive other than a novolak polymer or an olefin-based...

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Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Polyether carbonate polyols made via double metal cyanide (DMC) catalysis

The present invention relates to a polyether carbonate polyol made by copolymerizing a starter molecule with carbon dioxide, at a pressure ranging from about 10 psia to about 2,000 psia, and an alkylene oxide, at a temperature ranging from about C. to about C. and in the presence of from about 0.001 wt. % to about 0.2 wt. %...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Preparation of uretdione polyisocyanates

The invention relates to the use of specific pyridines as catalysts for the dimerization of isocyanates (uretdione formation) and a process for preparing polyisocyanates having a high content of uretdione groups.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Coating composition comprising a polyacrylate polyol, a polyester polyol, and an...

The invention relates to a coating composition comprising a) a polyacrylate polyol obtainable by polymerization of olefinically unsaturated monomers wherein at least 40 weight-% of the monomers comprises linear or branched alk(en)yl or alk(en)ylene groups having at least 4 carbon atoms; b) a polyester polyol obtainable by esterification of building...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Single-component coating having alkoxysilane-terminated n-substituted urea resins

The coating described herein attempts to provide this solution by synthesizing alkoxysilane-terminated N-substituted urea resins, then formulating them into moisture-curable single-component (1K) topside coatings. These coatings will provide greater external stability (to UV and visible radiation), cleanability, flexibility, cure times and lower...

Company name: Science Applications International
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Vegetable oil-based coating and method for application

A method of applying a urethane material to a vehicle substrate that includes the steps of: providing a vehicle substrate; and applying a urethane material to the vehicle substrate where the urethane material typically includes the reaction product of an A-side that includes an isocyanate and a B-side that typically includes a blown soy oil, at...

Company name: South Dakota Soybean Processors
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Primer composition and laminate using the same

A primer composition is provided that includes a reactant having an alkoxysilyl group, the reactant being obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate (I), an isocyanate group, and an alkoxysilane having a reactable functional group; a polyisocyanate (II); a polyurethane compound; a (meth) acrylic resin; and a solvent. In the primer composition, a...

Company name: The Yokohama Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Radiation curable composition

A radiation curable composition comprising 15 to 85 wt % of at least one solvent comprising .ltoreq.20 wt % of water; 5 to 50 wt % of at least one radiation curable material having a Mn in the range of from 50 to 10,000 g/mol; and 10 to 70 wt % of at least one polyurethane having a Mw in the range of from 4,000 to 70,000 g/mol, the polyurethane...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Polyurethane foams made from hydroxymethyl-containing polyester polyols

Flexible polyurethane foams are prepared by reacting a polyisocyanate with a high equivalent weight polyol. At least a portion of the high equivalent weight polyol is a polyester containing hydroxymethyl groups. The polyester is prepared in a multi-step process from animal or vegetable fats, by recovering the constitutent fatty acids,...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Hydrogels based on aliphatic NCO prepolymers

The invention concerns novel hydrogels, a process for the preparation of these hydrogels and would contact materials comprising these hydrogels. These polyurethane hydrogels are obtained by the reaction of aliphatic isocyanate prepolymers with polyols comprising tertiary nitrogen in water.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday March 14th, 2012

Aqueous copolymer dispersion of polysiloxane/polyurea, cosmetic composition comprising the same,...

The invention relates to an aqueous dispersion of polysiloxane/polyurea copolymer and a method for preparation thereof comprising the steps: solubilisation of the copolymer and silane in an organic phase, preparation of an aqueous phase comprising one or more surfactants, mixing the organic and aqueous phase followed by emulsification. The...

Company name: L'Oreal
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Method for preparing polyamide foam and foam capable of being produced by said method

A method for preparing polyamide foam is described. Polyamide foam produced according to the method is also described. A method including heating a composition including at least one polyamide and at least one polyurethane, and stabilizing the resulting cellular structure is also described. Use of a composition including at least one polyamide and...

Company name: Rhodia
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Thermoplastic polymer composition and molded product

A thermoplastic polymer composition capable of exhibiting excellent impact resistance, durability and destaticizing property containing (A) 50 to 95% by mass of an aliphatic polyester-based resin and (B) 5 to 50% by mass of a block copolymer of (B1) a hard segment block with at least one of a polyamide, polyester, polyolefin or polyurethane, and...

Company name: Techno Polymer
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Method for producing a multilayered part

The invention relates to a method for producing a multilayered part which comprises a moulded core (5) and a flexible polyurethane skin layer (4). The core itself comprises a moulded substrate layer (1) which is made of a substrate material, in particular a thermoplastic material, having a Shore A hardness higher than 60. The flexible polyurethane...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Tire filling compound, method for producing a tire filling, and apparatus for implementing the...

The invention relates to a tire-filling compound for vehicles, particularly for utility vehicles, consisting of a polyurethane component and a solid particle component, wherein the polyurethane component consists of a two-component polyurethane elastomer, wherein the solid particle component is formed from cork particles, as well as to a method for...

Company name: Roesler Tyre Innovators
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Method for making automotive headliners

Vehicle headliners are prepared with a core layer of a fiber-reinforced polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam is prepared from a polyurethane-forming composition that uses water as a blowing agent and polyol or polyol mixture that has a high functionality and an average hydroxyl equivalent weight of 100-130. The selection of polyols permits...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Laser-decomposable resin composition and laser-decomposable pattern-forming material and...

A laser-decomposable resin composition of the invention contains a polyurethane resin having a structure wherein an aromatic group is directly connected to a urethane bond.

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Golf ball

The object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball which has excellent durability and wear-resistance and provides an excellent shot feeling. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising: a core consisting of a center and at least one intermediate layer covering the center; and a cover covering the core, wherein the cover is...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Composition and manufacturing methods for grips

A composition for use in grips is disclosed. The composition may be used, for example, in making a golf club grip. The disclosed grip provides for improved shock absorption and other beneficial properties. In one embodiment the comprises a cross-linked composition of from about 40% by weight to about 80% by weight of one or a combination of a first...

Company name: Lamkin
Published On: Wednesday March 14th, 2012

Formulating technique for casting aliphatic golf ball covers

A golf ball having a cover is cast from a castable reactive aliphatic functional composition consisting essentially of: a methylene dicyclohexyl diisocyanate based prepolymer; at least one polyamine/polyamide functional component used as a backbone of the prepolymer; a free isocyanate group; and a curative. The polyamine/polyamide is formed from...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday March 14th, 2012

Prosthesis covering

The present invention relates to a covering (10) for a prosthetic hand. The covering (10) comprises a first layer (12) in the form of a glove or mitten configured to cover a prosthetic hand, with the first layer (12) comprising an elastomer. The covering (10) also comprises a second layer (14) disposed over at least part of a surface of the first...

Company name: Touch EMAS
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Polyurethane resin composition for mounting pad and polyurethane mounting pad using the same

This disclosure relates to a polyurethane resin composition for a mounting pad, including a polyurethane resin, C9-15 alkyl benzene sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a DMF solvent, and a polyurethane mounting pad using the same, whereby long and large pores may be uniformly formed thereinside to provide a mounting pad having low hardness,...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Silicon dioxide dispersions

The invention relates to stable silicon dioxide dispersions and also their use for producing polyurethanes. The silicon dioxide dispersions are largely or preferably completely free of water and comprise silicon dioxide particles having an average diameter of 1-150 nm and at least one chain extender. The silicon dioxide particles can be modified by...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Low-catalyst carbodiimide groups and/or isocyanate mixtures comprising uretonimine groups

A low-catalyst-content isocyanate mixture containing at least one of a carbodiimide group and a uretonimine groups, obtained by: reacting at least one monomeric diisocyanate (A) in the presence of phosphorus-containing catalyst (B), to obtain a reaction mixture comprising carbodiimide, where the reaction does not take place to complete conversion...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

Light collimating film

Light-collimating films as well as other microstructured film articles are described that comprise a (e.g. UV) cured light transmissive film comprising the reaction product of a polymerizable resin composition. Polymerizable resin compositions are also described that comprise aliphatic urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer(s), bisphenol-A ethoxylated...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday March 15th, 2012

The effect of aging on the mechanical properties of nanohybrid composites based on new monomer...

Nanohybrid resin-based composites (RBCs) containing new types of matrix monomers such as dimer acid-based dimethacrylate or tricyclodecane-urethane are assumed to show decreased water uptake and therefore better resistance to hydrolytic degradation than RBCs using bisphenol A diglycidyl methacrylate (BisGMA) due to their hydropobic nature. Our...

Company name: Dental School of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

In vivo biostability of polyurethane-organosilicate nanocomposites

Organically modified layered silicates were incorporated into a polyether soft-segment polyurethane to form composites of at least delaminated morphology. The primary organic modifier was a quaternary ammonium compound; however, one composite included an alternative amino undecanoic acid-modified silicate. The composites’ biostability was assessed...

Company name: University of New South Wales
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012

Determination of isocyanate specific albumin-adducts in workers exposed to toluene diisocyanates

Toluene diisocyanates (2,4-TDI and 2,6-TDI) are important intermediates in the chemical industry. Among the main damages after low levels of TDI exposure are lung sensitization and asthma. It is therefore necessary to have sensitive and specific methods to monitor isocyanate exposure of workers. Urinary metabolites or protein adducts have been used...

Company name: Tulane University
Published On: Monday March 19th, 2012


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