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  Issue-307 - April 30, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Albemarle to increase prices of SAYTEX® HP-900 (P)/(G) brominated flame retardants

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEX HP-900 (P)/(G) (hexabromocyclododecane) by 25% on shipments effective immediately, or as contracts allow. Albemarle's brominated flame retardants are part of the Company's fire safety solutions...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS>> HFC
Petitions Filed to Eliminate Half of Climate Damaging HFCs in US: EPA Action Sought to Phase Out Use...

As part of an ongoing effort to bring about a global phase-out of HFCs, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has filed a formal petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to require an end for nearly all uses of the most commonly used fluorocarbon in the U.S., HFC-134a. The filing seeks to withdraw federal approval for most uses of...

Company name: US Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
REAXIS Inc. Announces Product Presentation at American Coating Show

Reaxis Inc., global supplier of specialty chemicals and innovative solutions for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers, announced today the topic Catalyst for Waterborne Polyurethane Applications will be presented at the American Coating Show by Dr. Martin Rickwood, Technical Development Manager at Reaxis Inc. The presentation will take...

Company name: Reaxis
Published On: Tuesday April 24th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Mold Release Agent suits flexible foam applications

Huron Technologies, Inc. announces Release Coating 7972 for high resiliency flexible foam applications.Release Coating 7972 is a solvent based release agent that delivers effective evaporation in molding conditions with short process times before foam pour, due to a special blend of hydrocarbon naphtha.Benefits of Release Coating 7972...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Wednesday April 25th, 2012

 
Water-Based Mold Release Agent leaves minimal build up

Huron Technologies, Inc. announces Release Coating 7882 for flexible foam applications such as tractor and off-road vehicle seating.This new water based release agent was specifically formulated for MDI seating foam. Release Coating 7882 has proven to leave less build up, extending the time between mold cleanings and lengthening the time molds...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Monday April 30th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Huntsman's New Optimised Cycloaliphatic Amine Curing Agents

Huntsman's DCH-99 and XTA-801 offer a highly reactive low colour and low viscosity cycloaliphatic amine curing agents. Used in conjunction with Huntsman JEFFAMINE® Polyetheramine hardeners to produce superior adhesives, inks & coatings.In curing agents Huntsman DCH-99 and XTA-801 provide an enhanced:Strength Toughness Corrosion Resistance...

Company name: Alfa Chemicals Ltd.
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Abrasion Resistant, Flexible Adhesive is Serviceable at Cryogenic Temperatures

Master Bond elastomer system, EP30D-10, offers the strength, flexibility, performance, and adhesive qualities traditionally associated with epoxies, along with the toughness and abrasion resistance of polyurethanes. This two component adhesive is resistant to thermal cycling and chemicals including water, inorganic salts, acids, and alkalis....

Company name: Master Bond, Inc
Published On: Wednesday April 25th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Engineers develop fire-resistant, environmentally friendly coating

A thin polymer coating developed by materials engineers at Texas A&M University could keep cotton clothing and polyurethane-foam-based furniture from going up in flames. And the coating is environmentally friendly, too.Jaime Grunlan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, works with polymer nanocomposites that have...

Company name: Texas A&M University
Published On: Tuesday April 24th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Bayer MaterialScience Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam Now Approved for Florida Residential Code Wind...

Hurricanes cause an estimated $10 billion in damages every year. Accordingly, the 2010 Florida residential building code requires strict performance standards for building products to endure high wind events. Bayseal™ Closed Cell (CC) spray‐applied polyurethane foam (SPF) products Bayseal CC and Bayseal™ CC X from Bayer MaterialScience LLC...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday April 30th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Scrap foam is recycled, reused at InfiChem Polymers

Glass canning jars sit along the window sill of InfiChem Polymers President and Chief Operating Officer Ibrahim Sendijarevic's office in Sterling Heights. The honey-like batches are one test in the elaborate process of figuring out how to turn chunks of unwanted scrap polyurethane foam into a rich liquid that can be sold to manufacturers...

Company name: InfiChem Polymers
Published On: Monday April 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
HMG Paints Launch New Coloured Bases For UNIT LITE System

HMG Paints has announced the launch of a new range of coloured bases to supplement the UNIT LITE system, providing customers with their very own paint factory, in-house.The new coloured bases are available for the XSC98/11, XSC21, 14 Line Polyurethane and SAH300 Brushing systems in yellow and red. These bases can be used in formulations to produce...

Company name: HMG Paints
Published On: Monday April 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
Electrolube launch a hazard-free, flame retardant polyester resin at SMT Hybrid Packaging

With a number of Electrolube’s new products showcasing for the first time at SMT Hybrid Packaging, the global electro-chemicals manufacturer has announced it will launch a further new isocyanate free encapsulation resin alongside the company’s newest silicone resin products and CO2 reducing aerosol technologies.PE7600 is a high performance, opaque,...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Monday April 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Johnson Controls Acquires Majority Position In Joint Venture TPV Johnson Controls In Slovenia

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive interiors and electronics, announced it is acquiring a 24.9 percent share in its Novo Mesto, Slovenia joint venture called TPV Johnson Controls. The acquisition of these additional shares gives Johnson Controls a 74.9 percent ownership stake, making it the majority shareholder in the joint venture.The...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Wednesday April 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
TEMA Isenmann will be exhibiting their full range of products at Hillhead 2012

At Hillhead 2012 TEMA Isenmann will be exhibiting their full range of products, including woven wire, harp sieves, fan sprays, rubber and polyurethane in tensioned and modular formats. Also on show will be the WS85 which is the proven industry standard, the most versatile and cost effective modular system. It achieves excellent results with all...

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING
Researcher aims to make furnishings less flamable

Alex Morgan is out to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property damage each year with his research on fire-resistant materials.Morgan, a University of Dayton Research Institute organic chemist and material scientist, sets things on fire in a basement laboratory at the UD School of Engineering. He performs as much as $175,000 in...

Company name: University of Dayton Research Institute
Published On: Sunday April 29th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Royal Adhesives & Sealants Acquires Extreme Adhesives

Royal Adhesives & Sealants a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) and Extreme Adhesives today announced that Royal will acquire Extreme Adhesives.Based in Raymond, NH, Extreme Adhesives is a premier supplier of methyl methacrylate, anaerobic and cyanoacrylate adhesives to the assembly, maintenance and repair, and architectural...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants
Published On: Monday April 30th, 2012

 
Fill Machine Engineering planned to invest 25 million Euros in the Gurten plant

As part of the "Fill 2020" project, the first construction phase commenced in April 2012 alongside the existing Fill premises in Gurten. Urgently needed additional logistics and assembly space will be built here in the next twelve months on an 8,000 m2 site. An extension to the electro-workshop, the machining shop and a new service center will also...

Company name: Fill Machine Engineering
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
Bayer investment projects in Chongqing await approval

The environmental watchdog in southwest China's Chongqing municipality has received an environmental evaluation report on planned investment projects by Bayer MaterialScience, sources said Wednesday.The projects that await approval from the Chongqing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau include a 30,000-ton polyurethane project and a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday April 25th, 2012

 
University of Miskolc opens China center in Hungary

The University of Miskolc in northeast Hungary opened a China Center on Monday, where students can learn Mandarin and eventually be able to study Chinese aspects of sociology, cultural anthropology, philosophy, and music and art history.The Center is named for isocyanate producer and sponsor Wanhua-BorsodChem, a local member of China's Wanhua Group...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Tuesday April 24th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Chemtura Names Anne Noonan VP of Strategic Business Development; To Lead Key Growth Strategy Through...

Chemtura Corporation today announced the appointment of Anne P. Noonan as Vice President of Strategic Business Development to lead Chemtura’s key growth strategy of portfolio management through merger and acquisition.“This appointment reflects our determination to actively manage our portfolio of businesses in pursuit of our stated goal of doubling...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
James Lambach of Bayer MaterialScience SPF Joins EEBA Board of Directors

Knowledge is power. The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) uses knowledge to increase the stock of sustainable homes. EEBA provides extensive resources and training to encourage residential building science best practices among builders. EEBA recently accepted the nomination for Jim Lambach, Bayer MaterialScience LLC Spray Foam...

Company name: The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance
Published On: Wednesday April 25th, 2012

 
Peter Vann Joins Urethane Supply Company Sales Team

Peter Vann, collision repair consultant and trainer, has joined Urethane Supply Company (USC) as the West Coast sales representative. Vann comes to USC with much aftermarket experience, including as a consultant for Caliber Collision Centers and a technical trainer for VeriFacts Automotive, Cerritos College, 3M, Pro Spot and Car Bench. He was also...

Company name: Urethane Supply
Published On: Monday April 23rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Silicone copolymer surfactants for use in polyurethane foams

The present invention provides a novel silicone copolymer surfactant, methods for making the surfactant, a polyurethane foam-forming composition and a process for preparing polyurethane foams.

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Natural oil based polymer polyols and polyurethane products made therefrom

A polymer polyol composition having dispersed polymer particles in a continuous phase which includes at least one polyether natural oil based polyol comprising at least two natural oil moieties separated by at least one of a molecular structure having an average of at least about 19 ether groups between any 2 of the natural oil moieties and a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for the production of isocyanates, preferably diisocyanates and polyisocyanates with solvent...

The present invention relates to a process for the production of isocyanates, preferably diisocyanates and polyisocyanates of the diphenylmethane series (MDI), by reacting an amine with phosgene in the liquid phase or in the gas phase to form the corresponding isocyanates, subsequent removal of the solvent in at least two steps to obtain at least...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Glue composition for circuit board

A glue composition for use in printed circuit board to secure, insulates and protect electronic components thereon is disclosed. The glue composition includes between about 60 and about 75 weight percent MDI-based polyisocyanate prepolymer, between about 9 and about 25 weight percent flame retardant without phosphorus and halogen, between about 15...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS
Halo-free heat transfer label with pigmented adhesive

A pigmented adhesive, halo-free heat transfer label is created when adhesive properties are incorporated into colored inks used to print graphics on labels for items such as apparel. The resulting label has a halo-free graphic applied thereto that eliminates the need for a separate application of adhesive to the label. A pigmented adhesive...

Company name: Illinois State University
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating compositions and coatings produced from them and featuring high scratch resistance in...

The present invention relates to coating compositions comprising (A) at least one hydroxyl-containing polyacrylate and/or at least one hydroxyl-containing polymethacrylate and (B) at least one compound (B) containing isocyanate groups and having at least one structural unit (I) of the formula (I) --NR--(X--SiR''x(OR')3-x) (I), and having at least...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
Two-component coating compositions

The invention relates to a coating composition comprising: A) at least one thiol-functional compound having at least one thiol group, B) at least one polyisocyanate cross-linking agent with at least one free isocyanate group and C) at least one catalyst compound, said catalyst compound comprising at least one catalyst for the curing reaction...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INKS
Crosslinking pigment dispersion on diblock polymeric dispersants

The present disclosure provides an aqueous dispersion comprising a solid particle and a polymeric dispersant, wherein the polymeric dispersant is a block copolymer comprising an A block and a B block, wherein the A block is a segment having a block size of about 5 to about 18 units, and comprises at least 50% by weight of a monomer having the...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
Method of printing using ink jet inks comprising a crosslinking pigment dispersion based on diblock...

The present disclosure provides method of ink jet printing onto a substrate comprising, in any workable order, the steps of: (a) providing an ink jet printer that is responsive to digital data signals; (b) loading the printer with a substrate to be printed; (c) loading the printer with an aqueous ink jet ink comprising an ink vehicle and an aqueous...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Novel aqueous 2-component PUR coating systems for improved corrosion protection

The invention relates to novel aqueous two-component coating agents based on hydroxy and/or amino-functional water-dilutable resins and nanoparticle-modified isocyanate-functional curing agents, to a method for the production thereof, and to the use thereof in paints, coatings, and sealants, particularly for corrosion protection applications.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
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:
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Cable comprising a layer able to emit light radiation

A power and/or telecommunication cable (Ia,Ib) includes one or several conductor elements (10,20,30) surrounded by an outer sheath, where the outer sheath (40,50) comprising a first layer (40a, 40b) able to emit light radiation, and a second layer (50) made of a light transmitting thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material surrounding the first...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Dual-pore structure polishing pad

The polishing pad is useful for polishing at least one of magnetic, optical and semiconductor substrates. A porous polishing layer includes a dual porosity structure within a polyurethane matrix. The dual porosity structure has a primary set of pores having pore walls with a thickness of 15 to 55 .mu.m and a storage modulus of 10 to 60 MPa measured...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
Polishing pad, manufacturing method thereof and polishing method

A polishing pad capable of improving an affinity to polishing liquid and stabilizing polishing performance is provided. A polishing pad 10 is equipped with a urethane sheet 2. The urethane sheet 2 has a polishing surface P for polishing an object to be polished. The urethane sheet 2 is formed by a dry molding method and is formed by slicing a...

Company name: Shin-Etsu Chemical
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Polyurethane covers for golf balls based on isocyanate blends

A golf ball having a cover material made from a polyurethane or polyurethane/urea hybrid composition is provided. The polyurethane or polyurethane/urea composition is produced by the reaction of an isocyanate blend having an average NCO functionality in the range of 2.05 to 2.35, a polyamine compound, and amine or hydroxyl chain-extender. The...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Rheology modifier

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide polyurethane characterized by having a M, of from 50,000 to about 150,000 Daltons and a polydispersity of 2.5 to about 5.0. The present invention further relates to a multi-step process for the preparation of the hydrophobically modified polymer.

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
Polyurethane thickeners

The present invention relates to a process for preparing polyurethanes, which comprise at least three hydrophilic sections, at least four hydrophobic sections, optionally allophanate segments and/or isocyanurate segments and which are prepared in the presence of alkali(ne earth) metal carboxylates. The process may comprise using at least one...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
Thermosets containing carbon nanotubes by extrusion

Methods of preparing conductive thermoset precursors containing carbon nanotubes is provided. Also provided is a method of preparing conductive thermosets containing carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotubes may in individual form or in the form of aggregates having a macromorpology resembling the shape of a cotton candy, bird nest, combed yarn or...

Company name: Hyperion Catalysis International
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
RESINS
Surface treated steel sheet

A surface treated steel sheet has a surface treatment film including a metallic compound containing titanium, a metallic compound containing magnesium, a cationic urethane resin having at least one cationic functional group selected from primary to tertiary amino groups and quaternary ammonium bases, and a cationic phenol polycondensate which is a...

Company name: Nippon Steel
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Shape memory polymer composition, fiber reinforced plastic and production process thereof

Provided are a shape memory polymer composition, which comprises a bifunctional isocyanate and/or a trifunctional isocyanate, and a polyol having an average molecular weight of from 100 to 550, with a molar ratio in terms of functional groups of isocyanate:polyol=0.9 to 1.1:1.0; FRP having the shape memory polymer and a fibrous material; and a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Food Safety Starts on the Ground Floor

The design, materials and maintenance of plant floors can play a much larger role in food safety than one might suspect.Recently, Stonhard Inc. (www.stonhard.com), which specializes in flooring solutions to industrial and food manufacturing customers, cited last year's cantaloupe listeria outbreak as an example of what can go wrong when flooring is...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday April 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Ultra low density and highly crosslinked biocompatible shape memory polyurethane foams

We report the development of highly chemically crosslinked, ultra low density (∼0.015 g/cc) polyurethane shape memory foams synthesized from symmetrical, low molecular weight, and branched hydroxyl monomers. Sharp single glass transitions (Tg) customizable in the functional range of 45–70 °C were achieved. Thermomechanical testing confirmed...

Company name: Texas A&M University
Published On: Sunday April 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
The effect of formulation variables on fouling-release performance of stratified...

The effects of formulation variables, such as type of polyol, solvent type and solvent content, and coating application method, on the surface properties of siloxane-polyurethane fouling-release coatings were explored. Fouling-release coatings allow the easy removal of marine organisms from a ship's hull via the application of a shear force to the...

Company name: North Dakota State University
Published On: Friday April 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
There Are Many Options for Adhesive Bonding

Adhesives offer several benefits for joining materials. They distribute loads across the entire joint area. They show excellent fatigue properties. They attenuate vibrations and sound. They often fulfill a dual role, bonding a joint as well as sealing it against ingress of water or other fluids. Because of their low electrical conductivity,...

Company name: Loctite
Published On: Monday April 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Preparation and characterization of water-based polyurethane-acrylic hybrid nanocomposite emulsion...

A new silane-containing acrylic macromonomer, maleimidedoethoxybutoxydimethylsiloxy butyl acrylate (MEBDMSBA), based on maleic anhydride (MA), ethanolamine (EA), 1,4-butancdioI (BDO), dichlorodimethylsilane (DCDMS), and acrylic acid (AA) has been synthesized for formulation of water-borne polyurethane (WPU). Also a series of new silane-containing...

Company name: Islamic Azad University
Published On: Thursday April 26th, 2012

 
 

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