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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
UTECH: Evonik will report on innovative products and recent technical developments in polyurethane...

During the upcoming UTECH conference Evonik´s business line Comfort & Insulation is represented by several technical contributions. Our technical service representatives will report on innovative products and recent technical developments in polyurethane additives. - April 17th, 2012* Catalysts and Surfactants: The Key to Progress in Polyurethanes...

Company name: Evonik Industries AG
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Environmentally Friendly Blowing Agent serves global market

An environmentally friendly blowing agent has been made available from Australian Urethane Systems (AUS) as a logical replacement for blowing agents officially being phased out.Ecomate, used internally by AUS in the production of its own foams and skins lines, is a safe and environmentally friendly replacement for flammable blowing agents such as...

Company name: Australian Urethane Systems
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Advanced solutions to today's polyurethane molding challenges to be displayed at UTECH Europe.

At the UTECH Europe 2012 on 17-19 April in Maastricht, Chem-Trend will present its innovative solutions for efficient polyurethane moulding at stand 1700. Chem-Trend’s focus will be on the introduction of environmentally sound release agents and ancillary moulding products.Mould release agents have a significant impact on the efficiency of the...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Croda launches Priplast 3293, a 100% bio-based polyester polyol for polyurethane applications at...

Croda extends its range of fully bio-based Priplast polyester polyol building blocks for polyurethane applications with a semi-crystalline Priplast 3293.Priplast 3293 is 100% bio-based and its availability broadens the amorphous Priplast range as to meet the market need for high demanding polyurethane applications. Priplast – imparting green...

Company name: Croda Coatings and Polymers
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Strong CASE for change

The first-ever application of proprietary continuous process technology to produce CARADOL* CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers) polyol grades is enabling the Propylene Oxide & Derivatives (PODer) business to respond to strong customer demand. Clever modifications to both the plant and the process technology have resulted in an...

Company name: Shell Chemicals
Published On: Friday March 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Chemtura raises capacity in Italy for polyurethane prepolymers

Chemtura says it is increasing its production capacity for its Adiprene and Vibrathane range of high-performance polyurethane prepolymers at the company’s Latina Scalo facility in Italy. Engineering work at the Latina site is already complete and startup of the additional production has commenced, the company said.“Growing demand for our market...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
W.F. Taylor responds to EPA action plan

W.F. Taylor has published an Executive Summary on Isocyanates in Urethane Flooring Adhesives, in response to an action plan last April from the U.S. EPA regarding Methylene Diphenyl Dissocyanate (MDI) and Related Compounds.In the summary, W.F. Taylor recommends an immediate move to "alternative, isocyanate free products" such as those using...

Company name: W.F. Taylor
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> GREEN BASED
Tennant Company Introduces Plant-Based, Sustainable Urethane Coatings

Tennant Company, a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, today announces its Eco-ITS™ bio-based urethane coatings to provide sustainable floor solutions made with 50% fewer petroleum-based chemicals, reduced odor and 21 g/L VOCs (clear), 23-46 g/L VOCs (color). Using a...

Company name: Tennant Company
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
NCFI s InsulStar First, Only Spray Foam to Test for Wind Uplift Resistance

With the state’s climate and propensity for major storms and high wind events, it’s no wonder Florida is known for having one of the nation’s highest standards for building products. InsulStar, a spray polyurethane foam insulation adhesive made by U.S. company NCFI Polyurethanes, recently became the first and only to test for wind uplift resistance...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance to announce NEW SprayFoam Professional magazine

Beginning in 2012, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance will be partnering with Naylor, LLC, the leading provider of print and online media and event management solutions exclusively serving the association marketplace, to produce our new magazine, SprayFoam Professional - The Official Publication of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance. SPFA is...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Friday March 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Premium Thermally Conductive Urethane

Appli-thane(TM) 7300 has OUTSTANDING thermal conductivity, is insulative, is more flexible than epoxies allowing for greater CTE mismatch, and is easy to remove for rework or alteration if needed. KEY FEATURES Exceptionally high thermal conductivity: 2.5 W/mºK Electrically Insulative Superior Thermal Cycling Available in premixed and frozen format...

Company name: Appli-tec
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
BASF to showcase its plastics solutions at NPE2012 international plastics exposition

As the world's top plastics manufacturers and suppliers gather at the NPE2012 international plastics exposition in Orlando, Florida, BASF, the world's leading chemical company, will showcase solutions for more colorful, innovative and sustainable plastics for the world. BASF works closely with manufacturers, engineers and packaging designers to...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Baumer with a new look – future-oriented and modern

While the Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co. KG will officially keep their company name, their appearance, the so-called corporate design, has changed significantly. As the company is widely called “Bäumer” by their customers, partners and staff members in everyday usage, the change to a shorter name has now also been realised in the company’s logo. The...

Company name: Albrecht Bäumer
Published On: Tuesday March 20th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
National Coatings Appoints Cora Angeles as R&D Director

National Coatings Corporation(NCC), a leading manufacturer and supplier of durable, energy efficient, cool roof, elastomeric roof coatings, names Cora Angeles as R&D Director.“After an extended search, we are very excited about Cora joining our team to lead R&D.” said Matt Kolb, National Coatings’ President. “She brings with her a broad level of...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Additives for improving polyurethane foam performance

Polyurethane foam compositions and processes to make flexible polyurethane foams are disclosed. Polyurethane foam is produced in the presence of additives comprising guanidine derivatives. Improvements in physical properties such as air flow, dimensional stability, tensile, tear, elongation and foam hardness is observed when these additives are...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Reactive amine catalysts for polyurethane foam

A process for the separation of a first amine having a tertiary amine group and a secondary amine group such as N,N,N'-trimethylbis(aminoethyl)ether from a di-tertiary amine such as N,N,N',N'-tetramethylbis(aminoethyl)ether, comprising: contacting a mixture of the first amine and the di-tertiary amine with a carbonyl compound capable of forming an...

Company name: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Organometallic compositions and coating compositions

The present invention is directed to novel organometallic complexes as catalysts for the reaction of compounds with isocyanate and hydroxyl functional groups to form urethane and/or polyurethane and the process employing such catalysts. More particularly, the present invention is directed to novel complexes of zinc(II) with substituted amidines....

Company name: King Industries
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> OTHER
Hydroxyl-terminated thiocarbonate containing compounds, polymers, and copolymers, and polyurethanes...

Thiocarbonate compounds are reacted with various polyols to introduce hydroxyl end groups thereto which can be subsequently reacted with urethane forming compounds to form various polyurethanes including block copolymers thereof.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Use of isocyanates based on renewable raw materials

The invention relates to the use of 2,5-diisocyanato-1,4:3,6-dianhydro-2,5-dideoxy-D-manitol (I), 2,5-diisocyanato-1,4:3,6-dianhydro-2,5-dideoxy-D-glucitol (II), and/or 2,5-diisocyanato-1,4:3,6-dianhydro-2,5-dideoxy-L-iditol (III).

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> ONE-COMPONENT
Use of a composite material based on a one component polyurethane adhesive

The invention relates to the use of a composite material having two or more superimposed layers of wood as a support element in structural engineering, nautical, vehicle and aircraft constructions, energy production systems, mining or in the production of furniture. The wood layers are joined together by means of a one component polyurethane...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Hybrid components with reactive hotmelt adhesives

A description is given of the use of reactive hotmelt adhesives based on copolyamide and further comprising isocyanate and epoxide and also a functionalized polyolefin in hybrid components. These hybrid components find applications in vehicle construction and in aircraft construction, for example.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Phosphonate-containing two-component coating system and the production and use thereof

The invention relates to two-component coating systems comprising as component (a) one or more polyisocyanates, as component (b) one or more oligomeric and/or polymeric compounds that are reactive with component (a), and as component (c) one or more phosphonates selected from the group of phosphonic diesters and diphosphonic diesters, where (i)...

Company name: BASF Coatings Japan
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
Triamine/aspartate curative and coatings comprising the same

A coating composition is disclosed comprising polyurea formed from a reaction mixture comprising isocyanate and a triamine/aspartate reaction product resulting from a Michael addition reaction of a triamine with a dialkyl maleate and/or a dialkyl fumarate. The reaction product has a viscosity of less than 2000 cPs, and the triamine has the...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
UV curable photochromic composition and products formed by using the same

The present invention relates to a UV curable photochromic composition comprising a photochromic dye and an acrylate-based prepolymer having a polyol structure in which an acrylate-based functional group is introduced by using an iso-cyanate-based compound having two or more isocyanate functional groups as a linker, and to products formed by using...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> DISPERSIONS
Cosmetic composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of polysiloxane/polyurea and a silane,...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of polysiloxane/polyurea copolymer and a silane, and to a cosmetic treatment process using said composition.

Company name: L'Oreal
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam and method for manufacturing the same

A polyurethane foam is obtained by reacting, foaming, and curing raw material that includes a polyol, a polyisocyanate, a blowing agent, a catalyst, and an inorganic compound hydrate. The raw material includes, as the polyol, a polymeric polyol obtained by graft polymerization of a vinyl monomer onto a polyether polyol and a polyether polyol...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Compositions comprising polymers coated with metallic layers and methods of manufacture and use...

The invention generally encompasses compositions comprising polymers coated with one or more metallic layers. In certain embodiments, the invention encompasses compositions comprising polyurethane foam coated with one or more metallic layers. The invention also encompasses methods of coating polymers using vapor depositions techniques, for example,...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday March 21st, 2012

 
Clear coating composition for an automobile and method of forming a multi-layer coating film using...

An automotive clear coating composition includes a hydroxyl group-containing acrylic resin obtained using hydroxyalkyl(meth)acrylate having a hydroxyalkyl group having 4-9 carbon atoms as at least a part of its monomer; and a polyfunctional isocyanate compound in which at least a part thereof is an isocyanurate type isocyanate compound. The...

Company name: Nippon Paint
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
Epoxy-based electrocoating composition

An electrocoating composition and a coating formed from the composition, where the electrocoating composition comprises an epoxy-functional compound, an isocyanate-functional compound, a polyethylene wax, and aluminum oxide.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Patch material

A patch material which includes a backing material having a water-vapor permeability of 3,000 g/m.sup.2day or more and an adhesive layer having a water-vapor permeability of 5,000 g/m.sup.2day or more, wherein the adhesive layer comprises a polyurethane adhesive obtained by reacting (i) an active hydrogen compound having a number-average molecular...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Dicing die bond film, method of manufacturing dicing die bond film, and method of manufacturing...

The present invention aims to provide a dicing die bond film that is capable of suppressing peeling of the dicing die bond film from a dicing ring. The present invention provides a dicing die bond film in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer contains a polymer formed by performing an addition reaction on a specific acrylic polymer with a...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes

Thermoplastic polyurethanes which have a hardness of from 50 Shore A to 80 Shore A and are based on (b) polyester diols, wherein a polyester diol (b1) based on butane-1,4-diol and at least one further diol having at least 5 carbon atoms and a polyester diol (b2) based on butane-1,4-diol and at least one further diol having two or three carbon atoms...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Polyurethane composite materials

Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite materials may be formed by reaction and extrusion of one or more polyols, one or more di- or poly-isocyanates, and from about 45 to about 85 weight percent of inorganic filler such as fly ash....

Company name: Century-Board USA
Published On: Friday March 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Fixing of vacuum insulation panels in cooling apparatuses

A polyurethane foam reaction system to fix over an area of a vacuum insulation panel (VIP) on an inside of an outer wall of a cooling apparatus and/or on a outside of a wall of a inner container of the cooling apparatus, where the reaction system includes the following components: an organic and/or a modified organic polyisocyanate; at least one...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Systems and methods for hinged bedding assemblies

In many aspects, the systems and methods described herein include mattress having a top sleeping layer disposed on top of a support layer. The support layer includes polyurethane foam having channels aligned with the joints of the articulated sections of the foundation or frame of the adjustable bedding assembly. When the sections articulate about...

Company name: DreamWell
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Snowboard holder

A snowboard holder with a horizontally disposed rigid elongate member, a vertically disposed mounting bracket member, a pair of resilient wheels, a pair of wheel shafts and a pair of wheel retaining bolts. The mounting bracket member is centrally and fixedly attached to the horizontal elongate member. The wheel shafts are each fixedly attached to...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Dual-core comprising negative gradient center and positive gradient outer core layer

A golf ball including an inner core having a geometric center and a first outer surface, the inner core being formed from a first substantially homogenous rubber composition, and an outer core layer formed from a second substantially homogenous rubber composition, the outer core layer having a second outer surface. An inner cover layer is formed...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
Golf ball

The object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having excellent scuff resistance and spin performance. The present invention provides a golf ball which comprises a core and a cover covering the core. The cover contains a polyurethane as a resin component, and the polyurethane is obtained by employing a multimodal polyol having...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
Painted golf ball and method for producing the same

An object of the present invention is to provide a painted golf ball which is excellent in the gloss and the evenness of the paint thickness as well as the adhesion of the paint film to the golf ball body. The method for producing the golf ball of the present invention comprises applying a two-component curing type urethane-based aqueous paint...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyureas preparable from two polyetheramines and a prepolymer

The invention relates to a polyurea preparable from a) a component A comprising a1) 5 to 40% by weight of at least one polyetheramine 1 (PEA 1), obtainable from at least one polyetherpolyol 1 (PEP 1) and at least one amine 1, where PEP 1 has an equivalent weight of .ltoreq.500, a2) 30 to 90% by weight of at least one polyetheramine 2 (PEA 2),...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
Fluoropolymer compositions and treated substrates

A polymer having at least one urea linkage prepared by: (i) reacting (a) at least one diisocyanate, polyisocyanate, or mixture thereof, having isocyanate groups, and (b) at least one fluorinated compound selected from the formula (I): R.sub.f(CH.sub.2CF.sub.2).sub.p(CH.sub.2CH.sub.2).sub.qR.sup.1).sub.r--X- H Formula (I) wherein p and q are each...

Company name: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS
Flexible Polyurethane Foam Waste Management & Recycling

A 20-page white paper published by the Polyurethane Foam Association provides extensive background and a comprehensive discussion of the U.S. flexible polyurethane foam industry today related to production issues and solid waste management and recycling of post-consumer foam products that contain flame retardants. The white paper, developed in...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association, Inc
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Chemistry: A Major Driver of Building Performance

Today’s architect knows that successful and repeatable sustainable design is a complex undertaking dependant on the collaboration of best-in-class design- build teams. What many architects may not realize, however, is that extending the traditional definition of this team to include building product manufacturers may provide new opportunities to...

Company name: The American Institute of Architects
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Phosgene-free synthesis of 1,3-diphenylurea via catalyzed reductive carbonylation of nitrobenzene

1,3-Diphenylurea (DPU) has been proposed as a synthetic intermediate for phosgene-free synthesis of methyl N-phenylcarbamate and phenyl isocyanate, which are easily obtained from the urea by reaction with methanol. Such an alternative route to synthesis of carbamates and isocyanates necessitates an improved phosgene-free synthesis of the...

Company name: Ca Foscari University of Venice
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
Organic synthesis using carbon dioxide as phosgene-free carbonyl reagent

CO2 is very attractive as a typical renewable feedstock for manufacturing commodity chemicals, fuel, and materials since it is an abundant, nontoxic, nonflammable, and easily available C1 resource. The development of greener chemical methodologies for replacing the utility of hazardous and environmentally undesirable phosgene largely relies on...

Company name: Nankai University
Published On: Friday March 23rd, 2012

 
Cyclic carbonates as monomers for phosgene- and isocyanate-free polyurethanes and polycarbonates

Polyurethanes and polycarbonates are widely used in a variety of applications including engineering, optical devices, and high-performance adhesives and coatings, etc., and are expected to find use also in the biomedical field owing to their biocompatibility and low toxicity. However, these polymers are currently produced using hazardous phosgene...

Company name: Lund University
Published On: Thursday March 22nd, 2012

 
 

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