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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Chemtura Announces Urethanes Price Increase

Chemtura Corporation has announced that it is raising the price of the products supplied by the Urethanes Business effective May 1, 2012, or as contracts allow, as the result of continued and significant escalation in the cost of key raw materials used in the manufacture of pre-polymers and specialty curatives. Chemtura will increase the prices of...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Foster Corporation and Biosafe Partner to Improve Efficacy and Reduce Cost of Antimicrobial Medical...

Foster will now be offering custom formulations based on polyurethanes, nylon, and other medical grade polymers made with BIOSAFE’s medical grade antimicrobial technology. Foster offers a range of polymer compounds that reduce bacterial infection in catheters and sustained bodily fluid contact applications, including formulations with silver and...

Company name: Foster Corporation
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Huber Strengthens Fire Retardant Additive Portfolio With Acquisition Of Almatis' Specialty Hydrate...

Huber Specialty Hydrates, LLC, a subsidiary of J.M. Huber Corporation (“Huber”), announces it has acquired the specialty hydrate flame retardant business of Almatis, Inc. (“Almatis”) located in Bauxite, Arkansas. The acquisition includes the Bauxite, Arkansas specialty hydrate manufacturing operation and all product grades under the Hydral® and...

Company name: Huber Engineered Materials
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Air Products is celebrating 50 years of supplying Dabco catalysts and will be launching a new...

Across the globe, manufacturers of polyurethane (PU) materials are demanding increasingly innovative additives that are capable of producing high quality foam with reduced environmental emissions.Designed for use in the automotive and flexible slabstock sectors, Air Products has been leading the way in the development of new generation low emission...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Wednesday April 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Dow Announces Closure of its TDI Plant in Camaçari, Brazil

The Dow Chemical Company announced today that it is implementing cost reductions in line with its commitment to actively manage its portfolio and in response to continued weakness in the European economy. Actions will include closing certain manufacturing plants in Europe, North America and Latin America, as well as canceling a selection of capital...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
TDI Price Increase from Dow Chemical

Effective immediately, or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows, The DowChemical Company (“Dow”) will increase its price for VORANATE™ TDI byUS$0.15/pound in the United States.

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
New generation of NMP-free polyurethane dispersions

Alberdingk Boley offers a new generation of NMP-free polyurethane dispersions. Eco High-Tech is feasible. This conviction and the topic of sustainability, both have priority in the tradition of the family owned company, incorporated more than 180 years ago. This strategy with its focus on solvent-free polyurethane dispersions will continue to be...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Fomo Products’ Handi-Foam® SPF Passes Stringent NFPA 286

Fomo Products’ Handi-Foam® E84 Class 1 low pressure spray polyurethane foam insulation has been approved for use as an air infiltration barrier in buildings of all types of construction. Handi-Foam® E84 SPF was tested in accordance to NFPA 286 in a simulated end-use configuration, meaning the product can be left exposed in commercial roof/wall...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Tests and guide formulations with Baycusan® C 1008 polyurethane dispersion

One focal point of Bayer MaterialScience’s presentation at In-Cosmetics 2012 from April 17-19 in Barcelona, Spain, are guide formulations for sprays, hair gels and styling cremes based on Baycusan® C 1008. New test results document how well these film-forming polymers shape hair and provide long-lasting hold. “Customers benefit not only from the...

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

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coatings Demand Floods China

The global recession has hit hard, but Chinese demand for paints and coatings—especially protective coatings— is proving even stronger.Buoyed by a bevy of factors, the world’s most populous nation has increased its paint and coatings consumption by more than fivefold in the last decade, a new market report shows.Chinese consumption of paints and...

Company name: The Paint Research Association
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
United Thermal Systems Heats Up the Web with a New Site from 360 PSG

United Thermal Systems, a member of the SPFA (Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance), launched its new website www.unitedthermalsystems.com with 360 Professional Services Group.United Thermal Systems (UTS) specializes in the application of spray polyurethane foam roofing and insulation for the commercial industrial market in Western New York and...

Company name: United Thermal Systems
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
DirectSkinning technology creates distinct, luxurious products with customizable look and feel

DirectSkinning technology, now available in North America, is a new, one-step molding process that enables manufacturers to more efficiently produce parts with customizable color, texture and softness.Developed jointly by Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Proper Group International and KraussMaffei, DirectSkinning technology combines conventional...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
RAMPF at Chinaplas 2012

Visitors to the german pavillon of Chinaplas 2012 (april 18- 21) will have the opportunity to see both the material and machine technology of RAMPF from a single source. RAMPF Dosiertechnik will provide a live demonstration of the contour-precise application of a thixotropic soft integral foam from the product range RAKU-PUR® on the DC-CNC...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
KraussMaffei sheds new light on American plastics processing companies

Some recently commissioned large injection molding machines from the MX Series in the USA conclusively demonstrate the competence of KraussMaffei in the area of headlight and light production in the automotive and electrical industries. The machines therefore satisfy the high requirements in the production of transparent covers just as reliably as...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Bridgestone Establishes New PU Company in Kaiping,Guangdong Province, China

Bridgestone Corporation today announced plans to establish a new company that will manufacture, process, and sell foamed rubber, urethane, and precision electronic components in Kaiping, Guangdong Province, China. The increased capacity is in response to the growing demand for these products in the China market. Production at the new facility is...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
U.S. plastics industry has 'extremely good chance' of rebounding to pre-recession production levels...

There is an “extremely good chance” that U.S. plastics production by the end of this year will hit levels not seen since before the global economic recession, said a senior official with the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., reported Plastics News on April 1.The forecast is based on “trends continuing in the same direction” without anything...

Company name: The Society of the Plastics Industry
Published On: Wednesday April 04th, 2012

 
Midas invests for the future

Never a company to stand still, we have just completed the latest round of investments in our facilities. This further improves our factories and our ability to deliver a world class productTo name a few of our recent investments we have added:• Additional large moulding preparation plant• Installation of a centralised vacuum extraction system...

Company name: Midas Pattern
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
Illinois Tool Works Announces Completed Sale of Finishing Group to Graco Inc

Illinois Tool Works Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its finishing group of businesses to Graco Inc. in a $650 million cash transaction. The finishing equipment businesses consist of paint spray systems and technologies for a variety of industrial end markets and applications around the world. Key brands include Gema,...

Company name: Illinois Tool Works
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
BINDERS
Cold mix system for high friction surfacing certified for UK roads

An award-winning high friction surfacing system for UK roads has been granted BBA-HAPAS highways certification, clearing the way for wider acceptance of an alternative to traditional hot melt systems.The cold mix and application system, developed by Blackburn-based Star Uretech with Desmodur® aromatic polyisocyanates from Bayer MaterialScience,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
GREEN POLYURETHANES
Beta Analytic China Operations Manager to Present at 6th Polyurethane Technology and Information...

Beta Analytic Inc. China Operations Manager Fuming “Steven” Liu will be joining the 6th Polyurethane Technology and Information Exchange Seminar to be held in Guangzhou, China, on April 1, 2012. Mr. Liu will introduce ASTM D6866 biobased content testing to major players in China’s polyurethane industry. Mr. Liu is also the manager of Xiamen Beco...

Company name: Beta Analytic
Published On: Tuesday April 03rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Perfluoropolyether urethane additives having (meth)acryl groups and hard coats

Fluorocarbon- and urethane-(meth)acryl-containing additives and hardcoats. The hardcoats are particularly useful as a surface layer on an optical device.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
System and method for manufacturing heat-activable adhesive pellets

A method and an apparatus are provided for the production of heat-activable adhesive pellets which can be formed into elements for holding an article to a surface such as a glass surface. The apparatus and method for the manufacture of the heat-activable pellets includes the steps of introducing at least a first component comprising at least one...

Company name: A. Raymond
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
Urethane resin, actinic energy ray curable adhesive, and back protective sheet for solar cell

An actinic energy ray curable adhesive contains a urethane resin (D) and a epoxy resin (E). The urethane resin (D) is prepared by reacting a diol ingredient (A1) having no (meth)acryloyl group, an optional diol ingredient (A2) having no (meth)acryloyl group, no carbonate structure and no alicyclic structure, a polyol ingredient (B) having a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Reactive hot melt adhesive composition and method for producing the same

Disclosed are a reactive hot melt adhesive composition having no problem in the initial adhesive strength, the adhesive strength obtained after moisture curing, stringiness and the like, and a method for producing the same. In the method, 1 to 50 parts by mass of a polymer (A), which is obtained by polymerization of a monomer composition including...

Company name: Mitsubishi Rayon
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
Thermally reversible hot melt adhesive composition containing multifunctional diene and dienophile...

The invention relates to a thermally reversible hot melt adhesive that is isocyanate-free, moisture independent, crosslinkable and thermally reversible. The thermally reversible hot melt adhesive may be repeatedly heated and cooled without negatively affecting the performance of the adhesive. The thermally reversible composition may also be used as...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
(block) polyisocyanate composition and coating composition using same

Disclosed is a polyisocyanate composition which is excellent in both curability and drying characteristic. The polyisocyanate composition contains at least one compound selected from aliphatic diisocyanates, at least one compound selected from alicyclic diisocyanates and at least one compound selected from polyols, while satisfying all of the...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
Polymerizable compounds, curable compositions and methods

The present invention relates to polymerizable compounds, comprising 5-50% by weight polyurethane, having at least one soft segment and 30-95% by weight alkylmethacrylate having 1-6 carbon atoms in the alkyl radical, wherein the polyurethane has a molecular weight in the range from 5,000-200,000 daltons, curable compositions comprising the...

Company name: Kunststoff- und Farben
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INKS
Ink compositions

Ink composition comprising an liquid vehicle, a colorant system, fluoropolymer particles and polyurethane binders wherein the polyurethane binders has a percentage of hard segment which is below 49 percent.

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
TCD based hydrophilic polyurethane dispersions

The present invention relates to a polyurethaneurea solution having a polyurethaneurea having a structural unit of the formula (I) ##STR00001## and terminated with at least one copolymer unit of the group consisting of a polyethylene oxide, a polypropylene oxide, and mixtures thereof.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAM
Process for making rigid urethane-modified polyisocyanurate foams

Process for preparing rigid urethane-modified polyisocyanurate foams from polyisocyanates and polyfunctional isocyanate-reactive components in the presence of a blowing agent, a metal salt trimerisation catalyst and a functionalised carboxylic acid.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS>> MICROCELLULAR FLEXIBLE FOAM
Reinforced microcellular urethane products

A microcellular urethane composition, comprising a polyol component, an isocyanate component having an isocyanate index ratio of from about 65 to about 145; and up to about 50% by weight of a nano-scale filler dispersed throughout the composition. Methods for producing a reinforced microcellular urethane component are also provided.

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS>> INTEGRAL SKIN FOAM
Integral polyurethane foams comprising dialkyl cyclohexanedicarboxylates as internal mold release...

The present invention relates to a process for producing integral polyurethane foams, in which a) organic polyisocyanates are mixed with b) relatively high molecular weight compounds having at least two reactive hydrogen atoms, c) blowing agents, d) dialkyl cyclohexanedicarboxylates and, if appropriate, e) chain extenders and/or crosslinkers, f)...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Balloon catheter comprising pressure sensitive microparticles

The invention provides a solution to the above mentioned problem in that it provides a catheter balloon comprising a flexible coating on its outer surface wherein a plurality of microparticles are contained wherein said coating comprises a material selected from the group consisting of poly(N-vinyl-pirrolidone,...

Company name: Encapson
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FIBERS
Melt spun polyether TPU fibers having mixed polyols and process

Thermoplastic polyether polyurethane polymers are disclosed which are mixed with a crosslinking agent to achieve long run times in a melt spinning process to make elastic fibers. The crosslinking agent is preferably a polyether or polyester polyol reacted with a diisocyanate. A melt spinning process is also disclosed using a polyether polyurethane...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Water-sensitive film containing thermoplastic polyurethane

A film that contains a thermoplastic polyurethane and water-soluble polymer is provided. The film is both elastic and water-sensitive (e.g., water-soluble, water -dispersible, etc.) in that it loses its integrity over time in the presence of water. The dual attributes of elasticity and water-sensitivity may be achieved by reducing the tendency of...

Company name: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Fiber reinforced plastic molding material and fiber reinforced plastic molded article

Provided is a fiber reinforced plastic molding material which provides a cured product with excellent impact resistance, corrosion resistance and transparency. The fiber reinforced plastic molding material includes: a radical polymerizable resin composition containing: a vinyl ester resin (A) having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to...

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Method for producing a lightweight, sound insulating covering for motor vehicles and corresponding...

A method for producing a lightweight, sound insulating covering (1, 1', 1'', 1'') for a body component of a motor vehicle, in particular a lightweight dashboard covering, wherein the covering (1, 1', 1'', 1'') is produced as a foamed, sound absorbing molded part in a single-stage operation by injecting a reactive mix, comprising polyol and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An 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 is directed to a golf ball comprising: a core; and a cover covering the core, wherein the cover is formed from a cover composition containing a thermoplastic polyurethane (A),...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
Cast polyurethane and polyurea covers for golf balls

Compositions for golf balls that include thermoset polyurethane and/or thermoset polyurea In particular, the compositions of the invention, which are based on a polyurethane and/or polyurea, have improved crosslink density and hardness from crosslinking after the curative step.

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
Mold frames and cavities for making dimpled golf balls

Universal mold frames for producing multi-piece golf balls are provided. The mold frames include lower and upper frame plates having locator pins that are inserted into corresponding locator slots in the mold cavities. The eccentric pin layout of the frame plates and corresponding slots in the cavities means the cavities can be fitted easily and...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
Multiple-layer golf ball

Disclosed herein is a multi-layer golf ball having a soft outer cover. The golf ball has an inner cover layer with a Shore D hardness of 60 or more, and an outer cover with a Shore D hardness of 55 or less, and more preferably 50 or less. In a particularly preferred form of the invention, the outer cover comprises one or more polyurethane...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Infection-resistant polyurethane foams, method for producing the same and use thereof in antiseptic...

The present invention describes microbicidal hydrophilic polyurethane foams endowed with polyhexamethylenebiguanide (PHMB) and/or its hydrochloride and also a superabsorbent, wound contact materials obtainable therefrom and processes for producing the therapeutically endowed polyurethane foams and the wound contact materials obtainable therefrom.

Company name: Bayer Innovation
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Decorative panel and method of production thereof

The decorative panel comprises a first backing layer made, according to its use, from a choice of different materials and geometrically defined by a base wall which in use is fastened, for example by gluing, to the surface to be covered, an upper wall parallel and opposite to said base wall and several side walls, a second layer which is arranged...

Company name: Giusto Manetti Battiloro
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polarizing plastic optical device and process for producing the same

A polarizing plastic lens comprising a polarizing film with low tendency to detachment from an optical resin layer. There is provided polarizing plastic lens comprising polarizing film constituted of a polyvinyl alcohol resin. Two optical resin layers of different thicknesses may be disposed on both surfaces of the polarizing film. The optical...

Company name: Sunlux
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad and manufacturing method thereof

A method for manufacturing a polishing pad made from a polyurethane resin foam having very uniform, fine cells therein and a polishing pad obtained by that method provides a polishing pad having better polishing characteristics (especially, in planarization) while providing improved dressability while maintaining the planarization characteristics...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
BINDERS
Cold-pressed mats of lignocellulosic material having improved cold tack and a process for their...

Cold-pressed mats of lignocellulosic material having a Push Off Test extension equal to at least 85% of that of a mat made with a urea-formaldehyde resin are produced from a lignocellulosic material and binder system. These mats are produced at ambient temperature by separately adding each component of the binder system to the lignocellulosic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday April 06th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for producing urethane (meth)acrylate

An object of the present invention is to provide a process for producing a urethane (meth)acrylate safely with good productivity, and for achieving the object, the invention provides a process for continuously producing a urethane (meth)acrylate, containing causing a mixed liquid of a compound (A) having a hydroxyl group and a (meth)acryloyl group...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
Aqueous polyurethane fluid dispersion and method for producing the same

Disclosed is an aqueous polyurethane obtained by reacting a sulfonate containing a hydrophilic group represented by the following general formula (1): ##STR00001## (in which M represents an alkali metal atom or an ammonium, and p represents an integer of 2 to 20) and an amino group with a polyurethane prepolymer having an isocyanate group at an end...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Thursday April 05th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Organotin catalysts in organosilicon chemistry

Organotin compounds are best known in the chemical industry as PVC stabilizers, polyurethane foam formers and antifungal agents. However, they have also been widely used in the silicon industry for decades for curing organosilicon polymers, despite the fact that neither the mechanism through which the siloxane bonds are formed nor their inherent...

Company name: Universidad de Guanajuato
Published On: Monday April 09th, 2012

 
 

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