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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Germany's BASF invests in US FRX Polymers

German chemicals major BASF said Friday it invested $2.7 million in FRX Polymers, a US-based maker of non-halogen flame-retardant polymers.The investment, which BASF carried out through wholly owned unit BASF Venture Capital, was part of FRX's $26.7 million fundraising exercise.FRX Polymers, based in Massachusetts, is currently operating three...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Concrete Release Agent eliminates color imperfections

Huron Technologies, Inc. announces Release Coating 7958 for concrete molded products such as stone veneer, statuary, and structural concrete components. This new water based release agent was specifically formulated for use on latex and urethane elastomer mold materials. Additives in Release Coating 7958 prevent mold staining and fouling when used...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Wednesday March 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> GREEN BASED
BioAmber Produces Bio-based 1,4-Butanediol

BioAmber Inc. has scaled up its hydrogenation catalyst technology under license from DuPont and converted multi-ton quantities of bio-succinic acid into 100% bio-based 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL). BioAmber believes the global addressable market for these products exceeds $4 billion, and that they...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Tuesday March 27th, 2012

 
Reverdia-joint venture launched

Reverdia, the joint venture between Royal DSM and Roquette Frères, has been formally approved by the relevant regulatory authorities. Reverdia aims to build on its emerging leadership position for bio-based succinic acid through its proprietary production technology and by ensuring reliable supply to meet the evolving market demands. Reverdia...

Company name: Roquette
Published On: Wednesday March 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
US Dow declares force majeure on MDI products

US-based Dow Chemical has declared force majeure on all methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) products made at its sites in Freeport and La Porte, Texas, the company said on Friday. The declaration came after mechanical failure of a piece of essential production equipment on 19 March at the company's MDI operations in Freeport, Dow said. The...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday March 26th, 2012

 
Brazil Suspends Anti-Dumping On TDI From US and Argentina

Brazil suspended the anti-dumping measures applied to U.S.- and Argentine-produced toluene diisocyanate for one year, Brazil's trade ministry said Monday. The ministry took the action because the only factory in Brazil that produces the chemical compound, also known as TDI, has suspended production. The anti-dumping measures were originally...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday March 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
HMG Paints Single Stage Monothane Is Applied Direct To Substrate With No Primer

HMG Paints, the country’s No 1 independent industrial coatings producer, has introduced a single stage, 2k polyurethane topcoat, Monothane, which is formulated for applying directly onto a variety of substrates without need for a primer. A single coat, gloss finish, it is suitable for mild steel, aluminium, galvanised steel, castings and...

Company name: HMG Paints
Published On: Wednesday March 28th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Thin-film coating protects wind-turbine blades

An advanced “thin-film” HSP-7401 Polyurethane Primer and AUE-50000 Series Polyurethane Topcoat are available for wind-turbine blades. The coating uses a thinner to reduce labor, material use, and weight while providing unparalleled adhesion, erosion resistance, and flexibility protection properties. Technical teams from developer PPG and from...

Company name: PPG Commercial Coatings
Published On: Monday March 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Through the looking glass: Polyurethane dispersion advancements from Bayer enable glass coatings...

Historically, the industry benchmark for glass coatings has been ceramic coatings. But, with a cure temperature of 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, formulas containing heavy metals and limited coloring options, ceramic coatings are becoming less desirable to today's glass decorators.As a leading producer of coatings raw materials, Bayer MaterialScience...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday March 28th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Testing a New Water-borne Urethane

This is the second installment of a series on new products that I have recently tested. Along with that testing came the opportunity for me to fulfill my promise to those of you who read my articles. For months I have asked that you stay tuned because I would report back when I had the opportunity to spray the new zero formaldehyde products from...

Company name:
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
March/April Issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine Released

The March/April issue of Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine went live today across the globe. This edition tackles spray foam roofing, a sector of the SPF market making huge strides in equipment technology and application excellence. The March/April feature list includes: How an architectural relic in Estonia was brought back to life with...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Tuesday March 27th, 2012

 
Physical Security, PPG Collaborate to Offer Polyurea Coatings for Use in ATFP

Physical Security has collaborated with the marine and protective coatings business of PPG Industries for the application of MIL-TOUGH BR polyurea coating that helps customers satisfy the demands of Anti-Terrorism Force Protection’s (ATFP) the Interagency Security Committee Physical Security and the U.S. Department of Defense Unified Facilities...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
Rhino Linings Receives 2012 Best of PDA Award

Rhino Linings Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of spray-on protective linings and coatings, was awarded the Polyurea Development Association‘s (PDA) first ever People’s Choice Award for the “Best Use of a Polyurea Product on any Substrate” at the 2012 PDA Conference in Orlando, Florida. Out of the more than 250 PDA members, the...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
Polyurea Expert From China Gives Presentation at SSPC

Professor Weibo Huang delivered an exciting project presentation at the 2012 conference for the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC). The polyurea expert was involved in a project in Beijing that now marks the largest-scale polyurea project completed in the product’s history. Four papers were presented concerning polyurea and thick coatings, of...

Company name: The Society of Protective Coatings
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
FOAMS
FSK Anniversary Conference 2012

The German Industry Association FSK has announced the date of its 2012 Anniversary Specialist conference Foamed Plastics and Polyurethane. It will take place on 21-22 November 2012 in Essen, Germany, in cooperation with Evonik. The association will celebrate two jubilees at a time. Founded in 1962, the association will celebrate its 50th birthday...

Company name: FSK
Published On: Wednesday March 28th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
BASF plans to sell its CONICA Sports Surfaces business

BASF is planning to sell its CONICA Sports Surfaces business area. The intention is to divest the site at Schaffhausen (Switzerland) along with the business in order to create the conditions for the retention of jobs. Furthermore, production and production-related services – for example logistics – for other product lines currently based at...

Company name: Conica Sports Surfaces
Published On: Sunday March 25th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Bostik issues statement on adhesive products

Bostik, Inc., has issued an overview of their polyurethane wood flooring adhesive products and how they relate to the EPA's Action Plan regarding Methylene Diphenyl Dissocyanate (MDI) and Related Compounds from last April. The statement follows in full:"Bostik’s polyurethane wood flooring adhesive products contain extremely minimal quantities of...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Sunday March 25th, 2012

 
General Plastics Signs Distributor Agreement With INDASOL

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has named Industrial Adhesive Solutions Ltd. (INDASOL), its distributor of high-density, polyurethane foam sign-making and modeling boards in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, INDASOL will supply customers in the U.K. with General Plastics’ signature LAST-A-FOAM® brand foam, distributed under the...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Monday March 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
3M Aerospace Introduces Polyurethane Protective Tapes for Aircraft Interior Corrosion Protection

Substructure corrosion in aircraft areas exposed to recurring moisture, such as lavatories, galleys and doorways, is a major industry challenge. Replacing floor panels and beams in the substructure extends downtime and can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 per aircraft, making protection a high priority. 3M Aerospace is responding to this need...

Company name: 3M Aerospace
Published On: Tuesday March 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
GS Polymers uses novel hybrid chemistry producing Potting Compound

SM 2004 utilizes a novel hybrid chemistry producing a polymer with physical properties similar to both silicone and polyurethane. The system offers exceptional adhesion to metal and bonds to most substrates without need for primer. Heat resistant, the cured system can withstand temperatures up to 150°C (302°F) and excursion as high as 176°C...

Company name: GS Polymers, Inc
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
Seeing Red in the WPS Potting Shed

With more than 20,000 units a month transiting the WPS resin encapsulation process, Hastings-based contract electronics manufacturer, Wilson Process Systems (WPS), is rightly considered an expert in the field of environmental protection. Eighteen variants of PCB undergo encapsulation using Black Polyurethane, Clear Polyurethane and UL-approved Grey...

Company name: Wilson Process Systems
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol and Merquinsa to Promote Bio-Based Resins at NPE 2012

The Lubrizol Corporation and Merquinsa will both be located at booth #35004 at the NPE 2012 international plastics exposition. Together, these leaders in polymer technology will be promoting bio-based resins formulated from renewable materials, with bio content from 20% up to 90% according to ASTM D6866. The Bio TPU by Merquinsa® portfolio...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
Lubrizol and Merquinsa to Promote Integrated Technology Offerings at NPE 2012

Merquinsa announces its participation in the NPE 2012 international plastics exhibition from April 1-5, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Merquinsa, recently acquired by The Lubrizol Corporation, will be located at Lubrizol’s Booth # 35004. Lubrizol and Merquinsa will be featuring Pearlthane ® TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) polymers formulated for the...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> RIM
Midas takes time to engage with the Design Community

Midas takes time to engage with the Design CommunityThe Sales and Marketing team at Midas has spent the last couple of months opening their doors to the Design Community to showcase what RIM and indeed what Midas RIM is all about. It is a continuous drive within the business to engage with Designers and Design Partners. These high end service...

Company name: Midas Pattern
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
FRIMO and Huntsman cooperation for automotive PU composites

FRIMO and Huntsman Polyurethanes have signed a cooperation agreement to develop fiber composite solutions for the automotive industry. FRIMO offers a portfolio of tooling and equipment for polyurethane processing, as well as Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) processing technology. Huntsman Polyurethanes is a manufacturer of polyurethanes systems with...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US...

US demand for insulation is forecast to rise 7.8 percent annually to $8.9 billion in 2016. Advances will be stimulated by a rebound in building construction expenditures from a depressed 2011 base. Further growth will be fueled by changes in building codes and continuing consumer interest in reducing energy consumption and utility bills. Homeowners...

Company name: Reportlinker.com
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Kraton Performance Polymers Launches Kraton(TM) ST5100 - A New Compound for Slush Molding

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces the first product of a series of new compounds for automotive interior applications that utilize slush molding technology. Kraton(TM) ST5100 provides the automotive industry with an environmentally-friendly alternative to PVC and...

Company name: Kraton Polymers LLC
Published On: Tuesday March 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Dow and Graco Jointly Launch BETAFOAM™ NVH Solution for GAC-Fiat

Today Dow Automotive Systems and GRACO, jointly launched the BETAFOAM™ NVH solution at the Automotive NVH New Products & Technologies Conference in the GRACO Asia Pacific Training Center. Incorporating Dow Automotive’s BETAFOAM™ technology and Graco HFR™ System, the BETAFOAM™ NVH solution is engineered for automotive manufacturers to apply in...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
ISPA EXPO 2012 Draws Thousands of Global Mattress Industry Leaders

With almost 200 exhibitors from 62 countries, the nearly 3,200 mattress industry participants that attended the International Sleep Products Association’s (ISPA) EXPO 2012 experienced the latest in machinery, components, services and technology at this leading biennial event. Held March 14-17 in Indianapolis, ISPA EXPO also featured nearly 60...

Company name: International Sleep Products Association
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> TOOLING AND MODELING BOARDS
General Plastics Signs Distributor Agreement With Aerontec

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has named Aerontec its distributor of high-density polyurethane foam tooling and modeling board in South Africa and surrounding regions. Under the agreement, Aerontec will supply customers with General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® brand FR-4500, FR-4700 high-temperature and FR 7100 product lines.“We are very pleased...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Technical Foam Services Comment on Continued Growth

Technical Foam Services Ltd, a leading independent engineering-based manufacturer and foam producer, comment on their continued company growth and plans to expand to their extensive selection of products and services.Technical Foam Services are the UK’s leading foam company as they specialise in innovative foam techniques and foam engineering. As...

Company name: Technical Foam Services
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
BASF expands in Indonesia with new polyurethanes laboratories

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, has launched new laboratories for Polyurethanes (PU) at its Cimanggis site in Indonesia. This expansion will further strengthen the company’s technical service network in the ASEAN region.Housed in the BASF Technical Service Center at Cimanggis, the new laboratories are designed to enhance the quality and...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday March 30th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
HORN Announces New Industry Manager Positions

HORN, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty ingredients, raw materials and chemicals announced that it has promoted Dustin Le and Rick Hays to Industry Managers to complement their Senior Account Manager positions. Working in the Advanced Materials business unit, Le will be HORN’s Polyurethane Industry...

Company name: Horn
Published On: Thursday March 29th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Solvents in the preparation of polyuretherane dispersions

The present invention relates to substituted N-(cyclo)alkylpyrrolidones as solvents for use in processes for preparing polyurethane dispersions.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
N,N,N,'-trimethyl-bis-(aminoethyl) ether and its derivatives as catalysts for polyurethanes

The present invention provides compounds produced by the reaction of glycidyl ethers and glycidyl esters with ether compounds including N,N,N'-trimethyl-bis-(aminoethyl) ether. N,N,N'-trimethyl-bis-(aminoethyl) ether and its derivatives can be used as polyurethane catalysts.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Reactive derivatives on the basis of dianhydrohexitol-based isocyanates

The invention relates to reactive derivatives on the basis of dianhydrohexitol-based isocyanates.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS
Biodisintegratable composite foils

The use of an aqueous polyurethane dispersion adhesive is described for producing biodisintegratable composite foils where at least two substrates are adhesive-bonded to one another with use of the polyurethane dispersion adhesive, where at least one of the substrates is a biodisintegrable polymer foil. At least 60% by weight of the polyurethane is...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Water dispersible, hydroxyl-terminated, fluorinated polyurethanes and method of preparing the same

Fluorinated polyurethanes and methods of making the same are provided. The fluorinated polyurethanes are useful for making polyurethane coating compositions for use in aerospace and other applications. The method includes a "split process" by which a hydroxypolyalkylenoxy derivative of a perfluoropolyoxyalkane is separately reacted with isocyanate...

Company name: PRC DeSoto International
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Polytrimethylene ether-based polyurethane ionomers

Disclosed is aqueous polyurethane dispersion with a polyurethane having a polymeric backbone with ionic and/or ionizable functionality incorporated into the polymeric backbone. The polymeric backbone consists essentially of one or more non-ionic segments derived from a reaction product of polytrimethylene ether glycol and a diisocyanate. The...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Formulations for reaction injection molding and for spray systems

This invention provides articles made by reaction injection molding and spray coatings, and processes for forming such articles and coatings. The coatings and articles are polyureas or polyurea-urethanes. The ingredients used to form the coatings and articles comprise at least (A) an aromatic polyisocyanate and (B) a mixture formed from components...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Bioabsorbable and biocompatible polyurethanes and polyamides for medical devices

Absorbable polyurethanes, polyamides and polyester urethanes prepared from at least one compound selected from: ##STR00001## or the diamines and diisocyanates thereof, wherein each X represents a member independently selected from --CH.sub.2COO-- (glycolic acid moiety), --CH(CH.sub.3)COO-- (lactic acid moiety), --CH.sub.2CH.sub.2OCH.sub.2COO--...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam for vehicle and method for manufacturing the same

A polyurethane foam for vehicles is obtained by reaction, foaming, and curing of a polyurethane-foam raw material comprising polyol, polyisocyanate, a blowing agent, and a catalyst, and is used for vehicle parts. The foam raw material comprises expanded graphite and an inorganic compound hydrate. The polyol preferably comprises polymeric polyol in...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FOAMS>> CELLULAR MATERIALS
Composition made from a diisocyanate and a monoamine and process for preparing it

Process for preparing a composition by reacting a polyisocyanate, a monoalkoxy polyoxyalkylene monoamine and water. The composition and its use in making cellular products are claimed as well.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Flame retardant thermoplastic composition

Flame retardant thermoplastic composition comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer, preferably a thermoplastic polyurethane polymer, at least one conventional flame retardant and optionally at least one mineral filler together with modified polysiloxane in an amount of less than 1% by weight based on the total composition, preferably between...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Fire retardancy and shape retention reinforced polyester

Disclosed herein is a composition for imparting superior fire retardancy and shape-retaining properties to polyester. The composition comprises 55 to 75% by weight of a sodium silicate solution, 0.5 to 7% by weight of carboxyl methyl cellulose, 0.7 to 10% by weight of a urethane resin, 0.7 to 10% by weight of an acrylic resin mixture and the...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
System and method for polyurethane bonding during and after overmolding

An electrical apparatus according to the present disclosure comprises a molded device having a molded portion and being formed via an overmolding process. The electrical apparatus includes a wire set at least partially overmolded within the device, the wire set having an outer sheath surrounding a plurality of wires. The molded portion surrounds a...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> INSULATION RESINS
Electronic module for vehicle

An electronic module (10) designed to be installed in a vehicle, comprises a casing (11) containing at least two circuit boards (12, 13) connected together by at least one electrical conductor (14), the conductor having one of its ends bonded to one of the circuit boards and the other of its ends bonded to the other circuit board, the ends of the...

Company name: Valeo
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Multipurpose blanket

A multi-layered protective barrier that comprises a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side is comprised of a polyurethane laminated (PUL) fabric and is intended to contact an outdoor support surface such as grass or soil, and to protect the user and the blanket from attracting dirt or absorbing moisture. The top side is intended to contact the...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Four-piece golf balls including a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane cover layer

This disclosure relates to four-piece golf balls having an outer cover layer made from a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. The crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer includes crosslinks located in the hard segments, where the crosslinks being the reaction product of unsaturated bonds located in the hard segments catalyzed...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
Golf ball and method of improving golf ball performance

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

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Implantable apparatus composed of a biomedical devices encapsulated with crosslinked TPU

A method for producing increased resistance to biodegradability is provided for biomedical devices subject to in vivo implantation. Among the steps required to produce such resistance are the application of a thermoplastic polyurethane coating to the device to provide a coating, and the subsequent crosslinking of the thermoplastic polyurethane...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Absorbent foam wound dressing materials

A wound dressing material comprising a solid substrate having interstitial spaces therein, wherein said substrate is a hydrophilic open-cell foam material, and wherein said interstitial spaces are at least partially filled by a hydrophilic polyurethane foam different from said substrate foam material. Also provided is a method of making a porous...

Company name: Systagenix Wound Management
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Chemical mechanical polishing pad with light stable polymeric endpoint detection window and method...

A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided, comprising: a polishing layer having a polishing surface; and, a light stable polymeric endpoint detection window, comprising: a polyurethane reaction product of an aromatic polyamine containing amine moieties and an isocyanate terminated prepolymer polyol containing unreacted --NCO moieties; and, a...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Materials comprising a matrix and process for preparing them

The present invention is concerned with a material comprising: a matrix material comprising a plurality of urethane and/or urea and/or isocyanurate groups and having a hardblock content of more than 75% (hereinafter called matrix A); and a polymeric material which 1) has no groups which are able to form a urethane, urea or isocyanurate group with...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
Compound suitable as polymeric dispersant

A compound according to the present invention is obtainable by reacting a polyisocyanate with a monoalkylether of a polyoxyalkylenemonoamine, in such an amount that substantially no free isocyanate groups are present in the component. The polyisocyanate itself is an adduct of two polyisocyanate molecules with one isocyanate reactive molecule chosen...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
Compound and method for producing the same

The invention provides a compound and method of producing the same. The method of the invention includes the following steps. First of all, Polycaprolactone (PCL), dimethylol propionic acid (DMPA), 4,4'-methylenebis (cyclohexyl isocyanate) (H12MDI), and dibutyltin dilaurate (DBT) are mixed in a solvent in the first place and a solution is formed....

Company name: Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
NANOCOMPOSITES
Nanocomposites based on polyurethane or polyurethane-epoxy hybrid resins prepared avoiding...

A fast curable non-isocyanate-based polyurethane- and polyurethane-epoxy network nanocomposite polymeric compositions are derived upon crosslinking a mixture comprising of natural or modified nano-clay [ionic phyllosilicate] with platelet thickness in the scale of A (.about.1 nm) and aspect ratio (length/thickness) higher than 10 (nm)] preferably...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Sunday April 01st, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Comparative Properties of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Fumed Silica Filled Two-Component Polyurethane...

Two fumed silicas, one hydrophilic and another hydrophobic, were added to a two-component polyurethane (PU) adhesive and their properties compared. The filled polyurethanes were characterized by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and water and diiodomethane contact...

Company name: Petrochemical Research Institute
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Protecting Concrete on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway Bridge

Polyureas are increasingly being used as protective coatings on concrete due to their high weathering durability and good protection against corrosion. Polyurea was recently used for the protection of below-grade concrete on the Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Railway. This paper provides a brief history of polyurea use in China and describes its use...

Company name: Qingdao University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Effect of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Content on the Properties of Water-Borne Poly(urethane-urea)s...

Low photo- and water-resistance is often cited as the problem of MDI-based WBPU. This study addressed this problem. Water-borne poly(urethane-urea)s (WBPUs) were synthesized using a pre-polymer mixing process from 4,4'-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate)(MDI)/4,4-dicyclohexylmethyl diisocyanate (H12MDI) (15/85 mole %)/dimethylol propionic acid...

Company name: Pusan National University
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coatings Can Improve Pump Impeller Cavitation Damage Resistance

The writer's February 2012 WaterWorld column discussed how various impeller materials impact cavitation damage and pump life, with a brief reference to hard ceramic coatings. However, the issue of impeller coatings for either repair and/or increased resistance to cavitation damage is a complex issue that deserves more coverage, which this column...

Company name:
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Lysine Based Poly(ester-urethane) Films for Tissue Engineering Applications

In this study, biodegradable, biocompatible, thermoplastic poly(ester-urethane) (PEU) was synthesized from L-lysine diisocyanate (LDI) and polycaprolactone diol (PCL), and two dimensional (2D) film structures were molded either as smooth or micropatterned forms. Both types were coated with fibrinogen (Fn) to compare the effects of micro patterns...

Company name: Middle East Technical University
Published On: Monday April 02nd, 2012

 
 

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