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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Polyurethanes 2012 Technical Conference: Air Products specialists to present technical papers.

Air Products specialists will be presenting technical papers at the Polyurethanes 2012 Technical Conference, September 24–26, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.* Center for Polyurethanes Industry Ventilation Project – Phase 1 and Phase 2 Update Author: Mr. Rick Wood, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Abstract The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI)...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
TEGO® Dispers 757 W - The new benchmark for high performance colorants in durable waterborne...

TEGO® Dispers 757 W is designed for premium pigment concentrates used in all waterborne industrial coatings but particularly where durability and corrosion protection is paramount. Additionally, TEGO® Dispers 757 W can be utilized in wood and architectural coatings where there is an emphasis on outstanding humidity, moisture, and weathering...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Improved Foam Control for Solventborne Coatings and Solventless Radiation-Cure Coatings

Formulators of solventborne coatings and solventless radiation-curable coatings can now use a single, innovative fluorosilicone additive option to control foam generation – and do so without causing surface defects or changes in the gloss and haze of the applied film.Dow Corning® 100F Additive utilizes the low surface tension of fluorosilicone...

Company name: Dow Corning
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Non-Toxic Degreaser removes oils from surfaces prior to bonding

Quick drying D-Greeze 1000 from Solvent Kleene Inc. addresses the need for a non-toxic, quick drying degreaser/cleaner that removes lubricating oils and other soils from metal substrates prior to bonding with polyurethane, epoxy and rubber. Metal surfaces cleaned with D-Greeze 1000 are free of contaminants that can jeopardize the integrity of the...

Company name: Solvent Kleene
Published On: Monday May 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Energy efficient and environmentally friendly colour paste production – it’s all in the mix!

At ISL, manufacturers of colour pastes and lacquers for the polyurethane industry for over 40 years, a variety of methods ensures an energy efficient and environmentally friendly production process.In order to achieve not only the highest possible quality standards for its products, but also to minimise the impact on the environment, the company...

Company name: ISL-Chemie
Published On: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Huntsman to Increase MDI and MDI-based Systems Prices in Europe

The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation announced today a €150/tonne price increase for all its MDI products and MDI-based systems in the European region (Europe,Africa and Former Soviet Union) from July 1, 2012. Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe for Polyurethanes, said: This price increase builds on the increase announced last March...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
Huntsman to Increase MDI and MDI-based Systems Prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)...

The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation announced today a US$150/tonne price increase for all its MDI products and MDI-based systems in the GCC countries and ISC markets from July 1, 2012.Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe for Polyurethanes, said: "This price increase builds on the increase announced last March and is necessary to...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
C.P. Bourg Announces Compact, Environmentally-Friendly BB3002 PUR Binder for On-Demand Book...

C.P. Bourg, today announced a compact and operator-friendly PUR version of its proven single-clamp BB3002 Perfect Binder that presents an efficient, economical and environmentally-sound means of producing bound soft-cover and hard-cover books in a wide range of sizes on-demand. The new Bourg BB3002 PUR-C combines the innovative features of the...

Company name: C.P. Bourg
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
BASF Pipe Coating Taps Water Industry

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

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
No-Burn® Intumescent and Fire Retardant Coatings Meet Low VOC Content and Emission Standards

Intumescent and fire retardant coatings are held to the same VOC content and emission standards as interior, flat latex coatings and paints. Intumescents and fire retardants differ drastically, from a performance standpoint, when compared to interior, flat latex coatings and paints. Passing low VOC content and emission standards is significant...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
How effective is spray foam when used in New England homes?

A product like spray foam insulation can make a significant difference in a home's quality, especially when it is used in New England residences. While this region features frigid temperatures in the winter and warm weather in the summer, homeowners can maintain consistent energy efficiency with high-quality support from foam insulation.Property...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
WeCutFoam Announcing New Service – Polyurea Spray Coating for Foam Signs and Props

WeCutFoam is offering polyurea spray services for coating any foam sign, letters, logos and props. The polyurea coating combines high flexibility and durability with high hardness and is fast drying. We can sand it to a smooth finish and then paint it with any type of paint – water-base paint, including latex or any oil-based paint, as well as...

Company name: WeCutFoam
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Shake it! Polyurethane adhesive earthquake wallpaper

Science may not have yet entirely conquered Mother Nature, but that hasn’t stopped the scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from trying. KIT has developed a new wallpaper, the product of more than 10 years of work, which aims to stabilise buildings during earthquakes. This unusual wallpaper is made of woven glass and polypropylene...

Company name: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
ALTANA acquires Marbo's casting resins business

ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, a division of the specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG, has acquired the casting resins business for electrical and electronic applications of the Italian Marbo Group. The casting resins business of Marbo includes products for the encapsulation or coating of electronic components with insulation materials (compounds)....

Company name: Elantas Electrical Insulation
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
A plastic that remembers

A new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) developed by Bayer MaterialScience together with the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany, shows that plastics can also have a memory. Parts made of such a plastic can be temporarily reshaped and fixed in this shape. When heated to a certain temperature known as the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
Nordson Adhesive Dispensing Systems Group Facilities Receive ISO 9001 Renewals

Nordson Corporation recently received ISO 9001:2008 certificates for their adhesive dispensing equipment development and production facilities in Duluth, GA and Swainsboro, GA, valid for the design and manufacture of equipment for packaging, adhesive, sealant, and product assembly applications. The certificates, awarded by the independent agency...

Company name: Nordson Corp., Packaging Systems
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> WIND ENERGY
Offshore Wind China 2012: BASF provides all-rounded solutions for offshore wind energy industry

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, will participate in Offshore Wind China 2012 Conference & Exhibition from May 30 to June 1, 2012 to demonstrate its high-performance wind energy-related products and comprehensive solutions that increases production efficiency and durability of wind energy equipment.With ever-increasing focus on clean...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
CertainTeed® Hybrid Insulation System, West Chester Insulation Help Achieve Ultra-Efficient Building...

CertainTeed Corporation and West Chester Insulation recently teamed up to create an extra thermal-efficient building envelope for YouthBuild Philadelphia’s LEED for Homes®-targeted rehabilitation of 4620 Greene Street, a dilapidated, three-story brick home in Philadelphia. The West Chester, Pa., contractor installed a CertainTeed® Hybrid Insulation...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> PIPE ROLLER
Richmond’s pipe roller system helps move gas pipeline

Richmond Wheels and Castors designs, manufactures and supplies full pipe roller systems for Australia’s pipeline industry.Richmond offers innovative and cost-effective solutions in pipe roller systems comprising of wheels, supports and frames as well as polyurethane parts and pipe slings.Richmond supplied 20 pipe supports and pipe rollers as well...

Company name: Richmond Wheels and Castors
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> CASTERS & WHEELS
Mining Industry Rolling Along with Service Caster

Service Caster steps outside the box, and goes underground to produce a wheel for extreme conditions.The mining industry was in need of a wheel to carry its 140,000 pound capacity mining tuggers. Tuggers are used to pull mining equipment into and out of mines. These slow moving vehicles, about one mile-per-hour, had to have a specially designed and...

Company name: Service Caster
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
PEOPLE
PFA inducts Moeller, Albrecht Bäumer Co. to Hall of Fame

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) announced the induction of two new members to the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame during its Spring General Business Meeting in Baltimore, Md. last week. Inductee Charles D. Moeller, Chairman of Flexible Foam Products, Inc., of Spencerville, OH, was recognized as one of the flexible polyurethane foam...

Company name: the Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Sunday May 27th, 2012

 
Mike Boswell Becomes New BPF Vice President

Mike Boswell, Managing Director of Plastribution Ltd., was today elected as Vice-President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) by the BPF's Council in a meeting held just before the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in London.A BPF veteran, Mike has been Chairman of the BPF’s Polymer Distributors Group for several years. He has served both...

Company name: The British Plastics Federation
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Deltron Announces New Management

On March 29, 2012, the Board of Directors accepted the resignation of President /CEO, Henry Larrucea. He we will remain either as a director or consultant to the Company. Recently, Mr. Larrucea has experienced some issues with family matters which necessitate that he step down from the day-to-day management of the Company. Mr. Larrucea is succeeded...

Company name: Deltron
Published On: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

 
Dur-A-Flex Names Alessandro Machado Jesus International Strategic Marketing Manager

Dur-A-Flex, Inc. has named Alessandro Machado Jesus as International Strategic Marketing manager. Machado Jesus is the former Global Marketing manager at Henkel Corp., Rocky Hill, Conn.“Alessandro joins us with an excellent background in polymer adhesives and sealants as well as multilingual skills. Additionally, his extensive global marketing and...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Dow Announces $2.16 Billion Award in K-Dow Arbitration

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (the “ICC”) this morning released its findings in the arbitration case between The Dow Chemical Company and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait (PIC) relating to the K-Dow transaction.The ICC award holds that PIC was liable, and awards damages to Dow of $2.16...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday May 25th, 2012

 
Perstorp to strengthen sales and development in the Nordic region

Following the overall review of the Group’s use of sales channels specialty chemicals company Perstorp is happy to announce that during the 2nd quarter of 2012 a new collaboration has been agreed upon between Perstorp and Kemi-Intressen AB.As of April 2012 Kemi-Intressen AB (a company within the Nordmann Rassmann Group) is responsible for the...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Royal Adhesives & Sealants Acquires Clifton Adhesives

Royal Adhesives & Sealants (Royal) a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) announced that Royal will acquire substantially all of the assets of Clifton Adhesives. Clifton Adhesives is a major supplier to the aerospace, military, recreational and commercial marine market of thermoplastic (Polyurethane) and elastomeric...

Company name: Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
NRC receives excellent customer feedback

For NRC, delivering high-standard customer-oriented service is at the heart of its day-to-day business. The results of this year’s customer satisfaction survey are in, and both the high response rate and the survey analysis itself have greatly exceeded the expectations of NRC. Performance & ServiceWhen asked to evaluate NRC’s product portfolio, 96...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
In Virginia, Two Fires Caused by Wood Finish

In unrelated incidences, rags soaked in polyurethane wood finish caused two residential fires near northern Virginia's Front Royal recently, according to The Northern Virginia Daily. The first one occurred May 12 at a vacation home. Through generating heat during the drying process, rags coated in polyurethane finish started a fire on the floor of...

Company name:
Published On: Monday May 21st, 2012

 
Cytec Initiates Sale Process for Coating Resins Business

Cytec Industries announced today it has initiated a formal sale process for its Coating Resins business. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, the Company’s financial advisor, is assisting Cytec with the process. Cytec’s target is to complete a transaction by the end of the year. Shane Fleming, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented,...

Company name: Cytec Industries
Published On: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Amine-initiated polyols and rigid polyurethane foam made therefrom

Polyether polyols are initiated with aminocyclohexanealkylamines such as isophoronediamine and 1,8-diamino-p-menthane. The polyols are useful in making rigid polyurethane foams, especially foams for pour-in-place applications, where they give a good combination of low k-factor and short demold times.

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Methods for improving bond between polymeric windshield gasket and adhesive

Disclosed herein are embodiments of a windshield assembly and methods for mounting a windshield to a vehicle frame. An exemplary method for mounting a windshield to a vehicle frame comprise treating a surface of a polymeric gasket with fluoro-oxidation, positioning the gasket on the windshield, treating the surface of the gasket with a liquid...

Company name: Daimler Trucks North America
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Adhesive composition and adhesive film made therefrom

Disclosed is an adhesive composition including a compound having a multi-functional urethane (meth)acrylate group and an adhesive film prepared by using it. The adhesive composition includes compounds represented by Chemical Formulae 1 to 3. The compound represented by Chemical Formulae 1 to 3 includes an urethane (meth)acrylate group represented...

Company name: Samsung Electronics
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Robust adhesives for laminating flexible packaging material

A robust, two component adhesive for laminating flexible packaging material comprising a mixture of Component A and Component B. Component A comprises an isocyanate-functionalized compound. Component B comprises a mixture of a high functionality polyol containing at least four hydroxyl groups per molecule with at least two primary OH groups on the...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> MOISTURE CURED
Hydrophilic biodegradable adhesives

A moisture-curable and biodegradable adhesive that includes the reaction product of: (a) an isocyanate component having an average functionality of at least 2; (b) an active hydrogen component having an average functionality greater than 2.1; and (c) an ionic salt component having an average hydroxyl or amino functionality, or combination thereof,...

Company name: Cohera Medical
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Autoxidisable coating composition

An autoxidisable coating composition comprising i) 10 to 60 wt % of an autoxidisable material with: a) a number average molecular weight

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

 
Curable compositions that form a polyurea demonstrating elongation properties over a large...

Curable compositions are provided comprising: (a) an isocyanate-functional prepolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 4000 to 15,000; and (b) a curing agent comprising a mixture of polyamines, wherein at least one polyamine has an amine equivalent weight of 125 to 250. The isocyanate-functional prepolymer is a reaction product of a...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
Polyester polymer and coating compositions thereof

A polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging coatings. The polymer preferably includes a polyester backbone and at least one deblockable isocyanate group attached to the backbone. In one embodiment, the polymer includes a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions thereof

A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Polyurethane coating compositions comprising isocyanurate compositions from bis(isocyanatomethyl)...

The present invention provides high solids, two-component polyurethane compositions comprising, as one component, polyisocyanate compositions having one or more isocyanurate made from bis(isocyanatomethyl)-cyclohexane, as a second component, one or more high solids polyol, and in either component, one or more tertiary amine catalyst. Optionally,...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Two component polyurethane coating compositions comprising isocyanurate compositions from...

The present invention provides two-component polyurethane compositions comprising, as one component, polyisocyanate compositions of the isocyanurate of one or more bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane or, preferably, a mixture of two or more of these, and of the isocyanurate of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI trimer), and, as the other component, a mix...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Method for producing a coated cell culture carrier

The present invention relates to a method for producing a coated cell culture carrier, wherein a solution comprising a polyurethane urea is applied to a cell carrier and dried. The polyurethane urea is produced beforehand by converting at least one polycarbonate polyol component, at least one polyisocyanate component, and at least one diamino...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic composition comprising at least one elastomeric polyurethane and at least one cationic...

Provided is a cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one film-forming elastomeric, anionic polyurethane, and at least one cationic polymer, as well as a method for the styling of the hair comprising applying this composition to the hair.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Long-wearing cosmetic composition

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition particularly useful for the application of color such as in a foundation, lip gloss, lip stick, mascara, eye shadow, blush, and nail polish, for example. A cosmetic composition according to the present invention includes a film-forming silicone-containing polyurethane having a viscosity from...

Company name: Avon Products
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Visco-elastic polyurethane foam with castor oil

The present invention relates to polyether polyol compositions containing renewable raw materials, a process for preparing visco-elastic polyurethane foams using such compositions, correspondingly prepared visco-elastic foam materials, and the use thereof.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic elastomer compositions comprising intumescent flame retardants and...

Compositions comprising a thermoplastic elastomer, e.g., a polyurethane, a nitrogen and/or phosphorus-based, intumescent flame retardant, e.g., a polyphosphate, a non-phosphorus-based burn synergist, e.g., carbon black or a metal oxide, and an optional olefin polymer, EVA are provided. Color-stable, halogen-free, flame retardant compositions...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
Soft, elastic, plasticizer-free thermoplastic polyurethane and process to synthesize the same

The present invention discloses a thermoplastic polyurethane which is comprised of the reaction product of (1) a hydroxyl terminated intermediate, (2) a polyisocyanate, and (3) a glycol chain extender selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol; wherein the hydroxyl terminated intermediate is selected from the group...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Method for manufacturing vehicles and vehicle obtained thereby

A method of manufacturing vehicles, comprising at least the steps of: providing a first shaped panel made of plastic material; providing a second shaped panel; coupling the first shaped panel to the second shaped panel so as to define a structural element of the vehicle, in which a hollow space is confined between the first shaped panel and the...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Zoned foam mattress with alternating lateral regions of HD foam and memory foam

A zoned foam mattress includes an upper foam layer and a zoned foam layer. The lower side of the upper foam layer is adjacent to the upper side of the zoned foam layer. The zoned foam layer has first, second and third lateral regions with the second region being disposed between the first region and the third region. The first lateral region is...

Company name: Zinus
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller, developing roller production method, process cartridge, and electrophotographic...

A developing roller is provided which supplies a toner to a photosensitive member to develop an electrostatic latent image formed on the photosensitive member. The developing roller has a surface layer which includes carbon black and a polyurethane resin. The polyurethane resin has a specific structure. The surface layer has a specific ester group...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Energy absorbing padding for sports application

A method of producing a viscoelastic polyurethane foam coating in which a polyisocyanate is reacted with a polyol to form a prepolymer. The prepolymer is reacted with a polyol having at least one pendant carboxylic acid group to form a prepolymer with a pendant carboxylic acid group. The prepolymer with a pendant carboxylic acid group is...

Company name: Walter Wurdack
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having translucent covers formed of aromatic and aliphatic polyurethanes

Golf balls having multi-layered covers, wherein at least one of the cover layers is substantially transparent, are provided. The cover includes an inner cover layer made of an ionomer composition; an intermediate cover layer made of an aromatic polyurethane composition; and outer cover layer made of an aliphatic polyurethane composition, wherein...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
Golf ball

The invention provides a golf ball having a core and one or more cover layer encasing the core, wherein at least one cover layer is formed by injection-molding a single resin composition of primarily (A) a thermoplastic polyurethane and (B) a polyisocyanate compound, and at least some polyisocyanate compound in which all the isocyanate groups on...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Tubular implant for replacing natural blood vessels

A tubular implant that replaces natural blood vessels includes a prefabricated vascular prosthesis with an internal surface, an external surface and a wall, wherein the internal and/or external surface of the prefabricated vascular prosthesis has a polyurethane coating.

Company name: Aesculap
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CONVEYORS
Coupling arrangement for self-aligning conveyor belt cover

A conveyor has a belt arranged to be urged around conveyor rollers, and a belt cover formed of an endless loop of fabric material and is in frictional communication over the belt. The belt cover is formed of two plies that are arranged to be adhered to one another in an edge region of the belt cover. The communication between the belt cover and the...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOE INSERT
Memory foam shoe insert

Improved shoe inserts (22, 56, 63) are provided which are designed for placement within the toe regions (37, 52, 64) of shoes (34, 50, 62) to provide enhanced comfort to the shoe wearers. The inserts (22, 56, 63) are preferably cut from initial pillow-shaped bodies (20) to give the custom-designed inserts (22, 56, 63). The inserts (22, 56, 63) are...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS
Green Chemistry for Polymers

In the long term, industry will have to find substitutes for fossil fuels as polymer feedstocks as supplies diminish and costs rise, so what is a sustainable resource for synthesis of conventional plastics? At Green Polymer Chemistry 2012 in Cologne, Germany, Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI) brought together experts from agriculture, chemical...

Company name: Green Polymer Chemistry 2013
Published On: Monday May 28th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> FILMS
Hemocompatibility evaluation of polyurethane film with surface-grafted poly(ethylene glycol) and...

To improve the hemocompatibility and biocompatibility of polyurethanes (PUs), PU surface was firstly modified by poly(ethylene glycol) PEG through acryloyl chloride and subsequently grafted on carboxymethyl-chitosan (CMCS). Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis confirmed...

Company name: Dalian University of Technology
Published On: Monday May 28th, 2012

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs) – Current Research and Future Applications

After being severely and quasi-plastically distorted, shape memory materials (SMMs) are able to recover their original shape when a right stimulus is applied1. This phenomenon is known as the shape memory effect (SME), and it has been found in a number of material systems, including some alloys, polymers and ceramics etc2-6. Technically speaking,...

Company name: Nanyang Technological University
Published On: Monday May 28th, 2012

 
Influences of phase composition and thermomechanical conditions on shape memory properties of...

We synthesized series of shape memory polyurethanes with amorphous reversible phase (Tg-SMPUs) and systematically studied their microphase structure and shape memory properties. The Tg-SMPUs having no or less hard phase showed lower shape recovery. When the volume fraction of hard phase was in the range of 20–30%, the Tg-SMPUs exhibited the highest...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday May 28th, 2012

 
 

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