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  Issue-315 - June 25, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> MOISTURE SCAVENGER
New Oxazolidines Selection Guide

Incorez have revised and updated their selection guide for the oxazolidines product range. The Incozol range of high performance additives are used in polyurethane coatings, adhesives and sealants. The new brochure highlights features, benefits and typical applications of the product range which includes moisture scavengers, reactive diluents and...

Company name: Industrial Copolymers
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
VersaFlex Supplies Polyurea to Industrial Coating Application at LiOH Manufacturing Plant

Bessemer City, North Carolina is home to FMC Lithium, the world's largest producer of lithium. Lithium-based products are used in pharmaceuticals, batteries, ceramics and construction products. In this particular location, which manufactures lithium hydroxide, a highly alkaline material, the concrete floor production area was in bad condition due...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> NANOCOMPOSITE
Gluing bones with polyurethane hierarchical nanocomposites

Bone adhesives that work are the dream of every orthopedic surgeon that has ever had to use pins or screws to set a fracture. In addition, they could be reabsorbed by the body, so that they do not leave any trace.The problem is that most bone adhesives on the market today do not possess mechanical properties good enough to withstand the stresses...

Company name: the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Published On: Friday June 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Eco-Friendly Floor Coatings Rid Static

Specialty coatings maker Tennant Company has introduced Eco-SDS static-dissipative urethane floor coatings, designed for facilities that need to control static electricity. Eco-SDS coatings are low odor and contain just 13 g/L VOCs, to minimize facility shutdowns during application. Light stable and UV/chemical resistant, Eco-SDS coatings are...

Company name: Tennant Company
Published On: Friday June 22nd, 2012

 
Polysafe treads new ground

Polyflor, the UK’s leading manufacturer of commercial and residential vinyl floorcoverings has launched a new product in the Polysafe range. Polysafe Modena PUR features a high-clarity, micro-granite appearance across 14 different shades and is available with the manufacturer’s groundbreaking Polysafe PUR (polyurethane reinforcement).The...

Company name: Polyflor
Published On: Friday June 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel Introduces Loctite® High-performance PUR Resins for O&M Applications

For O&M applications on wind turbines, Henkel Corporation has introduced a full line of Loctite® adhesives, sealants, lubricants and coatings for installation and maintenance of blades, nacelles, towers and bases.For rotor blade repair, Loctite® high performance polyurethane resins cure rapidly at room temperature, significantly reducing downtime...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Friday June 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> RIM
Alchemie announces the launch of new RIM Materials

Alchemie have recently introduced a further development to our already successful PU3828 R.I.M. material, for use with low pressure metering systems. The new product is called PU3828S and has been developed to offer a longer working time, while still delivering a rapid de-mould time. The benefit of this development allows the end user to use the...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Tuesday June 19th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
From curiosity to commercialisation of nanocomposite polymer with $1.4 million in funding

A quest to explore new research fields brought Darren Martin to Queensland 12 years ago, little realising his work would go on to impact on areas as diverse as wastewater treatment, high-performance engineering and sporting goods. Professor Martin had a background in developing polyurethane materials for biomedical applications such as pacemakers...

Company name: The University of Queensland
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Polyurethane Machinery Corporation Announces Innovative AP-2 Spray Gun

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC), Lakewood, NJ, is proud to announce the anxiously awaited release of the new AP-2 Spray Gun. The AP-2 is the lowest priced, US manufactured air purge gun on the market and is slated to be the best gun in the spray foam industry. The AP-2 Spray Gun demonstrates superior performance and is the latest addition...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Tuesday June 19th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Title 24 Task Group Successful in California

Today the California Energy Commission (CEC) unanimously approved new energy efficiency standards for new homes and commercial buildings. To reach these new standards, spray polyurethane foam will play an important role providing insulation and air sealing these homes and buildings, thanks to the hard work from volunteer members of the Spray...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Tuesday June 19th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Spray Foam Polymers Rebrands Image, Logo and Website

Spray Foam Polymers, a leader in the spray foam industry and the manufacturer of ThermoSeal brand spray foam insulation and coatings announced today that it is rebranding its image, logo and web presence.The company has achieved a new level of success in the industry and has transitioned from a regional player to a major brand on a national level....

Company name: Spray foam Polymers
Published On: Saturday June 23rd, 2012

 
ASC welcomes four new members

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) welcomed four new members to its ranks in the second three months of 2012, bringing its membership level to 118 member companies.The new member companies represent different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, and global affiliates. The following...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council
Published On: Friday June 22nd, 2012

 
VersaFlex Inc. Employees Participate in New Underwriters Laboratory of Canada Standard

In May 2012, Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC Standards) released the First Edition of CAN/ULC-S668-12: “Standard for Liners Used for Secondary Containment of Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks.” This new standard replaces the earlier document, ULC/ORD-C58.9-1997: “Secondary Containment Liners for Underground and Aboveground...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
KraussMaffei Said To Hire Goldman Sachs To Explore Sale

KraussMaffei Group, the German maker of machinery for processing plastics that is owned by Madison Capital Partners, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) to find a buyer, people familiar with the process said.The company, which employs 3,900 and was previously owned by KKR & Co. and Siemens AG (SIE), may fetch as much as 700 million euros...

Company name: KraussMaffei
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
BASF’s laboratories in China are accredited by SATRA Technology Center

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, is proud to be granted the Laboratory Accreditation from the UK based SATRA Technology Center, whose Accredited Laboratory program is well-known for its rigorous requirements. Hence, the accreditation substantiates BASF’s top quality standards in its products and services as well as the testing and...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Tuesday June 19th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
ECHA consults on regulation of MOCA

ECHA launches a public consultation on its draft recommendation of ten new priority substances to be included in the Authorisation List. The deadline for interested parties to submit comments is 19 September 2012.Helsinki, 20 June 2012 – The Agency is regularly recommending to the European Commission substances from the Candidate List for inclusion...

Company name: the European Chemicals Agency
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
PEOPLE
N. Janakiram Raju appointed as new Managing Director of BASF Bangladesh Limited

Mr. N. Janakiram Raju has been appointed as the Managing Director of BASF Bangladesh Ltd., with effect from June 1, 2012. He succeeds Mr. Saria Sadique, who takes the role of Business Director - Automotive, BASF Corporation Engineering Plastics in North America.Raju joined BASF in 2001, through integration, subsequent to the completion of the...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CELL FOAM CONTROL AGENTS>> SILICONE
Silicone stabilizers for rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams

The invention provides partially endcapped polyether siloxanes, the use of these polyether siloxanes as foam stabilizers and also rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams obtained using the polyether siloxanes.

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Method for producing latent curing agent

A latent curing agent formed by holding an imidazole compound in porous resin particles is produced by emulsifying an oil phase obtained by dissolving a polyfunctional isocyanate compound in an organic solvent in an amount of 1.5 to 5 times by mass the amount of polyfunctional isocyanate compound in an aqueous phase obtained by dissolving a...

Company name: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> HEAT-CURABLE
Heat-curable epoxy resin composition comprising a blocked polyurethane prepolymer

Discussed are heat-curable epoxy resin compositions containing at least one epoxy resin with, on average, more than one epoxide group per molecule, at least one curing agent for epoxy resins, which is activated by an increased temperature and at least one terminally blocked polyurethane prepolymer. Said epoxy resin compositions are particularly...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive compositions

There is provided an adhesive composition comprising (a) a polyisocyanate component comprising (i) monomeric 4,4' methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and (ii) an isocyanate functional prepolymer that is the reaction product of a prepolymer reactant mixture comprising (A) monomeric 4,4' methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, and (B) one or more polyol; and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
Method of applying a polyurethane adhesive to a substrate

A system and method for applying a two-part adhesive to a substrate includes a prime mover for providing an output torque, a first pump connected to the prime mover for receiving the output torque, the first pump having an inlet and an outlet, a second pump connected to the prime mover for receiving the output torque, the second pump having an...

Company name: ADCO Products
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Adhesive film composition for glass lamination

Provided is a resin composition based on polyalkylene carbonate for use as an adhesive film composition for glass lamination, and more particularly, to a resin composition in which a plasticizer and isocyanate are added to polypropylene carbonate or polyethylene carbonate as polyalkylene carbonate to introduce a urethane group. As such, the resin...

Company name: SK innovation
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Electret composition and method for printing

A printing method and composition that is constructed from an electrostatically charged sheet having a top and bottom surface and a backing sheet. The backing sheet includes a sheet of paper having top and bottom surfaces. The top surface includes a binding material preferably having a dielectric constant greater than that of the paper. The top...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
Radiation-curing binders and a process for their preparation

The invention relates to a process for preparing binders which contain 1) allophanate groups, 2) groups that react with ethylenically unsaturated compounds with polymerization on exposure to actinic radiation (radiation-curing groups) and 3) optionally NCO-reactive groups, by reacting at temperatures .ltoreq.130.degree. C. A) one or more...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Hot melt processable polyurea copolymers and methods of their preparation and use

Packaged viscoelastic compositions comprising viscoelastic copolymers and a packaging material are disclosed. The viscoelastic copolymers are urea copolymers, which are the reaction product of polyisocyanates and polyamines. The packaged viscoelastic compositions are hot melt processable.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Product for treating hard surfaces

The invention relates to the use of polycarbonate-, polyurethane-, and/or polyurea-polyorganosiloxane compounds, or precursor compounds thereof containing specific reactive groups, in the treatment of hard surfaces. The treated surface is protected from soiling and/or the removal of soil from the surface is facilitated.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
Amine-epoxy adducts and their use for preparing polyurea and polyurea-polyurethane coatings

The invention relates to amine-epoxy adducts with symmetrical and asymmetrical structures based on one hand on aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, araliphatic or aromatic mono-, di- and triamines, and on the other hand on aliphatic, cycloaliphatic and aromatic, mono-, di- or polyepoxy compounds, having an average molecular mass (M.sub.n) of more than 300,...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INKS
Urea-urethane gellant compositions with controlled molecular weight and methods of preparation

Urea-urethane gellant compositions and methods of preparing the urea-urethane gellant compositions. The method includes adding an isocyanate, an alcohol or a diamine, and a solvent to a reaction vessel; stirring the reaction vessel at either ambient or elevated temperature; isolating an intermediate product from the reaction vessel; and converting...

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
In-mold coated articles prepared in association with cationic-stabilized dispersions and methods for...

An in-mold coated article which is prepared in association with cationic-stabilized dispersions. Preferred cationic-stabilized dispersions, include cationic-stabilized polyurethane dispersions, cationic-stabilized acrylic dispersions, cationic-stabilized polyacrylamides, cationic-stabilized polyallylamines, cationic-stabilized polyetheramines,...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Process for producing flameproof (rigid) PUR spray forms

The invention relates to a method for producing a flameproof polyurethane (PUR) spray foam, especially a rigid PUR spray foam, to a spray foam body so produced and to the use thereof for heat insulation.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS>> MOLDED FOAM
Process for producing low-density polyurethane moldings

The present invention relates to a process for producing polyurethane foam moldings of density from 100 to 300 g/L, by mixing (a) organic polyisocyanates with (b) polyols, (c) with blowing agents comprising water, and optionally (d) with chain extenders and/or with crosslinking agents, (e) with catalysts, and (f) with other auxiliaries and/or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 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 corresponding diamines or diisocyanates thereof, wherein each X independently represents --CH.sub.2COO--, --CH(CH.sub.3)COO--, --CH.sub.2CH.sub.2OCH.sub.2COO--, --CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2COO--,...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
Potted inductor apparatus and method of use thereof

The invention comprises a potted inductor, where a solid potting material substantially contacting the inductor enhances cooling of the inductor. The inductor comprises an annular core composed of a distributed gap material, where the distributed gap material includes sub-millimeter particles of alternating magnetic and non-magnetic layers...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Manufacturing of multifunctional electrically conductive/transparent/flexible films

The present invention relates to a method for producing flexible, stretchable transparent and highly electrically conducting hybrid polymer films comprising electrically conductive electrospun nanofibers embedded in solution cast dielectric polymer films. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes an electrically conductive nanofiber, or...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for manufacturing a composite molded body

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a composite molded body, and more particularly, to a method for manufacturing a composite molded body, comprising: a step of manufacturing a molded body containing polyethylene terephthalate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and glass or carbon fibers; and a step of coating the molded body...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Water-resistant fabrics and methods of preparation thereof

A composition having a polyurethane, a hydrophilic polyisocyanate, a wetting agent, and a fluoropolymeric additive can be disposed on a substrate such as a fabric to provide water-repellant characteristics. The urethane-coated substrate can then be fabricated into a water storage container.

Company name: Cooley Group
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball with a non-ionomeric inner cover, stiff tpu intermediate cover, and cast thermoset outer...

A golf ball including a core and a cover disposed about the core. The cover includes a thermoplastic inner cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; an outer cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; and a stiff intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover layers and having a hardness greater...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
Golf ball cores based on polyalkenamer and polybutadiene rubber blends

Golf balls containing a core comprising a blend of: a) about 1 to about 49 weight percent of a polybutadiene rubber having a relatively high Mooney viscosity, and b) about 51 to about 99 weight percent of a polyalkenamer rubber having a relatively low Mooney viscosity are provided. Single or multi-layered cores may be prepared. In addition, the...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
Modification of acidic polymers using aminoalcohols

In one embodiment, there is disclosed a golf ball comprising a core and at least one layer, wherein at least the core or the layer includes a reaction product of an acidic polymer and an aminoalcohol. In another embodiment, there is disclosed a golf ball comprising a core and at least one layer, wherein at least the core or the layer includes a...

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Hydrophilic aliphatic polyurethane foams

The invention relates to hydrophilic aliphatic polyurethane foams obtained by reacting special prepolymers having a low monomer concentration and hydrophilic polyisocyanates in the presence of water. The absorptive properties make said polyurethane foams particularly suitable for producing wound dressings, cosmetic articles, or incontinence...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday June 20th, 2012

 
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: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Nondestructive test for flexible composites

A method for testing internal differences in reinforced flexible composites including placing a flexible composite on a rigid support structure, tapping the composite with a tapper of predetermined mass, determining a value representative of the impact duration of the tap and/or computing a value representative of the local stiffness of the...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
AEROGELS
Three-dimensional porous polyurea networks and methods of manufacture

Porous three-dimensional networks of polyurea and porous three-dimensional networks of carbon and methods of their manufacture are described. In an example, polyurea aerogels are prepared by mixing an triisocyanate with water and a triethylamine to form a sol-gel material and supercritically drying the sol-gel material to form the polyurea aerogel....

Company name: Aerogel Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Decarbonylation process

A process is provided for the synthesis of furan and related compounds by liquid-phase decarbonylation of furfural and derivatives, using a palladium/metal aluminate catalyst. The compounds so produced can be used as starting materials for industrial chemicals for use as pharmaceuticals, herbicides, stabilizers, and polymers such as polyether ester...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday June 21st, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
New Additives for Polyester and Flame Lamination Foam

Momentive has developed a new surfactant for use in flexible polyester slabstock foam applications. Niax L-537XF surfactant is specifically designed to provide finer cells and increased airflow across a wide range of densities. Performance improvements in low-density foams with more stable buns and finer cells are also expected. This new product...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Monday June 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SCORCH INHIBITOR
Phenothiazine: A Troublesome Ingredient; Promising Solutions

Phenothiazine (PTZ) continues to be an effective scorch inhibitor used by a number of slab-stock foam manufacturers. It has a long successful history as an additive, which is often used in combination with other antioxidants. However, this industrial workhorse comes with an unwanted side effect. Polyurethane foams containing trace quantities of PTZ...

Company name: Vanderbilt RT Company Inc
Published On: Monday June 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
New Developments in Flame Retardant Additives For Use In Flexible Polyurethane Foam Products

The addition of flame retardants plays a critical role in allowing FPF products to meet flammability performance requirements. Flame retardants must not only perform well in mitigating ignition and combustion, they also must be compatible with FPF production formulation and processing. ICL-IP has developed new flame retardant products to meet the...

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Monday June 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
California TB 117: Does The Regulation Add Value?

California TB 117 (CA TB 117) was created to protect life and property from fires initiated by small sources such as matches, cigarettes and lighters. The standard was not intended to prevent ignition of a furnishing in a large fire where it would contribute to the fuel load of a room. To evaluate the effectiveness of the standard, used furniture...

Company name: Southwest Research Institute
Published On: Monday June 25th, 2012

 
 

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