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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
HallStar Acquires Specialty Plasticizer Product Line from Dow

The HallStar Company announced today that it has acquired the TP-series product line of specialty plasticizers from The Dow Chemical Company.The deal incorporates both the trade names and proprietary manufacturing technology of the globally established TP-series brand of plasticizers, which includes TP-90B™, TP-759™ and TP-95™. The purchase...

Company name: The HallStar Company
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
Oxea launches two new easy-to-process phthalate-free, low migration plasticizers

The international chemical company Oxea announces the launch of its latest additions to the Oxsoft product range of phthalate-free and non-VOC plasticizers. Marketed under the names Oxsoft Duo 1 and Oxsoft Duo 2, the new products are specifically designed to help manufacturers tackle the challenges concerning migration of plasticizers. Their low...

Company name: Oxea
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
Emerald Kalama Chemical Appoints AK-TAS Dis Ticaret as Distributor of K-FLEX® Non-Phthalate...

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC and a leading supplier of additives for food and beverage, flavor and fragrance, household and industrial applications, has entered into a distribution agreement with Ak-tas Dis Ticaret A.S. (Aktas) to support growth of its K-FLEX ® plasticizer products in Turkey. The K-FLEX...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Friday July 06th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
LEED Insulation Rehabs South Florida School with Spray Polyurethane Foam

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is often implemented in situation where blown-in insulation or batting has become compromised. When an aging school facility in Boca Raton, Florida sought to address its own insulation woes with SPF, SprayFoam.com was there to cover the project.The 27-year-old building in question was part of Spanish River Christian...

Company name: LEED Insulation
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
Rhino Linings to Showcase Protective Coating Products and Military Partner Technology at the 2012...

Rhino Linings Corporation, a leading global developer and provider of high performance spray-on protective linings and protective coatings, will feature their spray-applied products used to deflect the energy from ballistics and explosive blasts at the 2012 Military Vehicles Exhibition and Conference (MVEC) in Detroit, MI, July 10th through the...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
SSPC Revises Dry Film Thickness Standard

SSPC has announced that it has made technical revisions and editorial clarifications to its coating application standard, SSPC-PA 2, Procedure For Determining Conformance To Dry Coating Thickness Requirements. PA 2 was first released in 1973 and has received several editorial updates since. The latest technical updates were effective May 1, 2012,...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
BioCoat Liquid Resistant Cover for Medical Device Testing on 5940 Systems

Testing of medical devices and biomaterials often requires simulation of the physiological environment in which the device will be used. This is often achieved by submersing the specimen in a fluid bath, heated to 37° C during testing. For electromechanical testing systems, there is a risk that fluid spilled from a bath or leakage caused by bath...

Company name: Instron
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Nature Imitated to Fight Fouling

Inspired by one of nature’s own defense mechanisms, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that tiny vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles can inhibit the growth of barnacles, bacteria, and algae on surfaces in contact with water, such as ship hulls, sea buoys, or offshore platforms. A team of scientists...

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

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Vantage LED Announces an Industry First in LED Sign Protection: Dragon Skin™ High Performance...

Leading the way in manufacturing innovative LED displays, Vantage LED has released an industry first advanced feature now available on all of their LED sign cabinets: Dragon Skin™ High Performance Coating.“LED sign cabinets always seem to get scratched before they even get installed and powered up, so, natural progression lead us to find a...

Company name: Vantage LED
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
New thermoplastic polyurethanes for laser sintering

Bayer MaterialScience and Solid Composites GmbH are partnering to develop thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powders for selective laser sintering. This innovative method for fabricating three-dimensional structures is based on the use of a laser beam to sinter powdered starting materials. The start-up company based in Voerde, on the Lower Rhine,...

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

 
CASE>> RIM
Midas showcased its latest capabilities to produce high quality PU prototypes, RIM mouldings and...

Midas showcased its latest capabilities to produce high quality PU prototypes, RIM mouldings and plastic enclosures at the Plastic Design & Mould (PDM) exhibition in May and received a great response from existing and prospective customers alike.Held at London’s ExCel centre at the end of May, PDM is firmly established as the UK’s premier event for...

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

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Excellent machine technology and innovative processes from KraussMaffei for processing polyurethane

Chinese processors are increasingly asking KraussMaffei about reliable machine technology and needs-oriented process solutions for manufacturing premium quality surfaces and lightweight plastic solutions (composites). KraussMaffei will therefore demonstrate its competence with innovative solutions for plastics processors on its Stand No. 900 at...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
New Lamp Boasts Faster Curing Time

Spectronics Corporation (Westbury, NY) announced the release of its Maxima ML-3500C UV Lamp, which slashes the time it takes to cure adhesives, coatings, inks, epoxies, resins, and other materials. The lamp uses Micro Discharge Light (MDL) technology and has a unique filter and bulb/reflector assembly to deliver up to ten times more UV-A energy...

Company name: Spectronics
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Beat the summer heat with spray foam insulation

In many areas across the United States, the weather can reach brutally-hot temperatures during June, July and August. This heat can sometimes cause blackouts that last for days or even weeks, and people living in a zone without power will have no air conditioning or fans to cool the air. However, spray foam insulation can help take the edge off the...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
BASF’s WALLTITE®Eco recognized at Concours Écoconception 2012

BASF’s WALLTITE® Eco polyurethane foam insulation/air barrier was classified as a finalist in Quebec’s second annual Concours Écoconception 2012, an event which recognizes innovative and sustainable initiatives in the Province of Quebec.This past June, more than 200 attendees from various industries gathered at l’eXcentris Cinema Theatre in...

Company name: BASF Corporation
Published On: Friday July 06th, 2012

 
CertaSpray® Spray Foam Insulation From CertainTeed Contributes to Energy Efficiency in Mississippi...

CertainTeed Corporation and Foamman Insulation recently partnered to provide significant energy savings to a Mississippi homeless shelter by installing CertaSpray® open cell spray foam insulation during a recent remodel.The non-profit Community Care Network (CCN) helps homeless women and children become self-sufficient and create better lives for...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Sunday July 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Faurecia opens its state-of-the-art R&D center in Pune (India) for the automotive industry

Faurecia, a global leader in providing engineering solutions and automotive components, today inaugurated in Pune (Maharashtra, India) its state-of-the-art TechCenter for automotive interior systems, automotive seating and automotive exteriors, three of its four business groups and key to the enhanced performance and competitiveness of tomorrow’s...

Company name: Faurecia
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
Flexing Material Muscle for Lightweight Automotive Parts

With demand for lightweight materials in the automotive industry at an all-time high, a new and 30 percent lighter material for parts from Bayer MaterialScience is drawing strong interest from automotive OEMs.Automakers are seeking lightweight materials to help meet their goals to cut vehicle fuel consumption, costs and carbon dioxide (CO2)...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
Freudenberg completes formation of joint venture in antivibration solutions

The new joint venture between the Freudenberg Vibracoustic Business Group and the automotive antivibration activities of Trelleborg is operational as of today. The two companies have formed a global leader for vibration control solutions in the passenger car and commercial vehicle segments, laying the foundations for a viable future. The new joint...

Company name: Freudenberg Group
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> TENNIS
Polyureth(ings) you didn’t know about Wimbledon

It’s tennis season! Actually, tennis is played throughout the year and across the globe; nevertheless, one of the most exciting times for any tennis fan is unfolding as we speak: the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.Wimbledon, the oldest and arguably most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, is in full force and more dramatic than ever: despite...

Company name: The Polyurethane Passive house
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
New PU Coating Tech to Help Make Tracheal Stents Safer

Tracheal stents can be lifesavers for people who have trouble breathing because of a constriction due to a tumor, congenital defect, or some other reason. These types of stents have been known to slip out of place as well as help develop pneumonia because they typically lack any anti-bacterial properties.Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute...

Company name: Leufen Medical
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Midas supports local Community

At Midas, we are proud to be regarded as a leading provider of PU RIM moulded enclosures, tooling and pattern making solutions. We are equally proud of our commitment to supporting the community and are delighted to announce that we have just completed providing work experience to another two local boys.Our latest placements, Jack Smith and Matthew...

Company name: Midas Pattern
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
FTC Requires Graco to Sell ITW Liquid Finishing Equipment Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission will require Graco Inc. to sell the liquid-finishing businesses of Illinois Tool Works Inc. ITW as part of a settlement to resolve antitrust allegations.In December, the FTC challenged Graco's $650 million acquisition of Illinois Tool's finishing business. The commission alleged that the deal would hurt competition in...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Friday July 06th, 2012

 
ALTANA acquires production facilities from Changzhou Lantian Ruiqi Chemical, China

ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, a division of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA AG, has signed a purchase agreement today with Changzhou Lantian Ruiqi Chemical Co., Ltd. to acquire the Chinese company's business with Tris-2-hydroxyethyl Isocyanurate (THEIC). Within the framework of the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the third...

Company name: Altana Electrical Insulation
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
A&A Manufacturing acquires Ro-Lab American Rubber

A&A Manufacturing is expanding its portfolio of customized solutions through the acquisition of Ro-Lab American Rubber Co. Inc. Headquartered in Tracy, California, Ro-Lab is a leading custom mixing and molding company specializing in engineered polymers since 1978.Ro-Lab specializes in the production of polyurethane and rubber based components...

Company name: A&A Manufacturing
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
ICA Group: New ITALIAN COATINGS Division

ICA Group strengthens its competitiveness on the global market through the launch of its new ITALIAN COATINGS Division – the fruit of the merger by acquisition of Salchi Wood Coatings SpA, a company already 100% controlled by ICA SpA.The brand iCO expresses the perfect synthesis between the strength of the Group's longstanding experience and its...

Company name: ICO Italian Coatings
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Personnel Changes in BASF Communications

Effective July 1, 2012, Dr. Bärbel Arnold-Mauer (54) took over the position of Vice President Corporate Brand Management. She succeeds Susanne Marell (48), who will assume a new position outside of BASF. Arnold-Mauer is responsible for Branding, Industry Group Communications, Plastics & Industry Affairs and Sustainability Relations and reports to...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday July 03rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SAG CONTROL AGENT
Fluorinated sag control agent and use thereof

The present disclosure is directed to a sag control agent comprising a reaction product of an isocyanate and a fluorinated amine. This disclosure is further directed to a coating composition comprising the sag control agent. This disclosure is also directed to a process of forming a sag-free coating layer on a substrate.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Hyperbranched oligomeric phosphonates and compositions including the same

Disclosed are oligomeric phosphonates, and in particular, hyperbranched oligophosphonates, that include oligophosphonates, random or block co-oligo(phosphonate ester)s and co-oligo(phosphonate carbonate)s produced using a condensation process terminated with hydroxyl, epoxy, vinyl, vinyl ester, isopropenyl, isocyanate groups, and the like. These...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
Oligomeric phosphonates and compositions including the same

Disclosed are oligomeric phosphonates including oligophosphonates, random or block co-oligo(phosphonate ester)s and co-oligo(phosphonate carbonate)s produced using a condensation process terminated with hydroxyl, epoxy, vinyl, vinyl ester, isopropenyl, isocyanate groups, and the like. These materials can be used as a reactive additive to other...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Polyurethane foaming processes and foam properties using halogenated olefin blowing agent

The present invention relates to a method of producing more uniformly distributed polyurethane form using blowing agents. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of producing more uniformly distributed polyurethane foam for an application in which flow of liquid polyurethane foam prior to solidification is important to its...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Latent curing agent for epoxy resin and method for manufacturing the same

A latent epoxy resin curing agent is provided which can be manufactured without using an amphiphilic polymer compound requiring a painful trial and error selection process, exhibits excellent solvent resistance and low-temperature fast-curing ability, and contains an imidazole-based compound as a main component. In the latent epoxy resin curing...

Company name: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Hydroxyl-terminated thiocarbonate containing compounds, polymers, and copolymers, and polyurethanes...

Thiocarbonate compounds are reacted with various polyols to introduce hydroxyl end groups thereto which can be subsequently reacted with urethane forming compounds to form various polyurethanes including block copolymers thereof.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polyol mixtures containing a 1,3- and/or 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane-initiated polyol and at...

Polyether polyols are initiated 1,3- and/or 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane) and with either or both of a methylene bis(cyclohexylamine) compound and a cyclohexanediamine compound. 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...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates

Process for preparing isocyanates by phosgenation of amines, wherein phosgene and amine are brought into contact in at least 2 mixing chambers connected in parallel.

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
Process for preparing isocyanates

The invention relates to a multistage process for the continuous preparation of organic, distillable polyisocyanates, preferably diisocyanates, particularly preferably aliphatic or cycloaliphatic diisocyanates, by reaction of the corresponding organic polyamines with carbonic acid derivatives and alcohols to form low molecular weight monomeric...

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

 
Process for preparing light-coloured isocyanates of the diphenylmethane series

The present invention relates to a process for preparing light-coloured polyphenylene-polymethylene-polyisocyanate (PMDI), comprising the steps (a) providing carbon monoxide and chlorine, (b) reacting carbon monoxide with chlorine to form phosgene, (c) reacting the phosgene from step (b) with at least one primary amine with the exception of mono-...

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

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Granule coated with urethane resin

A coated granule obtained by coating a bioactive substance-containing granule with a urethane resin obtained by reaction of an aromatic polyisocyanate with an alcohol mixture comprising a polyesterpolyol having 15 wt % or more of an oxycarbonyl structure (--O--C(.dbd.O)--) part in the molecule and a C4-C30 alkanol optionally substituted by one or...

Company name: Sumitomo Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
Polyether ester composition, polyurethane resin composition, and optical material using the same

A polyurethane resin composition for optical applications can contain, as essential components, a polyisocyanate and a polyester-ether polyol obtained by polycondensation of a glycol component containing an alkylene oxide adduct of a bisphenol and an aromatic carboxylic acid component and particularly preferably having a glass transition...

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

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition and optical member using the same

An adhesive composition and an optical member using the same, the adhesive composition including an acrylic resin; an isocyanate cross-linking agent; and a carbodiimide cross-linking agent, wherein the adhesive composition exhibits a creeping distance of about 100 .mu.m or less when the composition attached to a glass substrate with a bonding area...

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

 
Backside protective sheet for solar cell, method of manufacturing the same, and solar cell module

A backside protective sheet (V') for a solar cell includes an adhesive agent layer (1') containing an epoxy resin (A), and a plastic film (2) with one main surface supporting the adhesive agent layer (1'). A method of producing a backside protective sheet (V') for solar cells includes applying an adhesive agent to a main surface of a plastic film...

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

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Imide cross-linked binders for abrasive articles

An abrasive article includes a fibrous substrate, a binder disposed on the fibrous substrate, and abrasive grains in contact with the binder. The binder includes an imide cross-linked urethane derived from a blocked isocyanate component and an anhydride component.

Company name: Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
Joint tape and abrasive articles prepared with same

A joint tape includes a film substrate, fibers disposed on a major surface of the film substrate, and a binder or adhesive disposed over the major surface of the film substrate. The binder or adhesive includes a latent cure urethane formulation including a surface deactivated isocyanate cross-linking agent and a polyol component.

Company name: Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Reactive hot-melt adhesive agent composition

The present invention relates to a reactive hot-melt adhesive agent composition, containing an isocyanate group-terminated urethane prepolymer (P) obtained through a step of reacting a polyol (Z) with a polyisocyanate compound (C), in which the polyol (Z) contains a polyester ether polyol (A) and an aliphatic polyester polyol (B).

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polyurethane Coating Composition

A polymer useful in coating compositions is described. The polymer is preferably an unsaturated polyurethane polymer, which preferably has an iodine value of at least 10. The polymer may be combined with one or more liquid carriers to form a liquid coating composition useful in coating a variety of substrates, including planar metal substrates.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Hydrophilic polyurethane urea dispersions

The invention relates to a polyurethane urea dispersion, wherein the polyurethane urea (1) is terminated with a copolymer unit of polyethylene oxide and poly-C4-C12-alkylene oxide, and (2) comprises at least one polycarbonate polyol containing hydroxyl groups.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Radiation-hardenable compounds

Radiation-curable compounds, processes for the preparation thereof, the use thereof and coating materials comprising them and having high scratch resistance, which compounds are polyurethanes comprising allophanate groups and obtained by reaction of di- or polyisocyanates and at least two different compounds, each having at least one group reactive...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Rigid semi-flexible polyurethane for structural applications

Disclosed is a blown rigid semi-flexible urethane material that is loaded by using a wide variety of filler materials which become encapsulated in the urethane matrix. Disclosed are sample formulation and material variations, possible products that can be manufactured from the material, and possible material processing options and methods of...

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

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Apparatus and methods for the attachment of materials to polyurethane foam, and articles made using...

One aspect of the present invention relates to a laminated foam product, wherein the adhesive binding the foam to the laminate comprises the mixture from which the foam is made. Another aspect of the present invention relates to methods for making a laminated foam product. A third aspect of the present invention relates to an apparatus for making a...

Company name: Rynel
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Isocyanate coatings for implantable devices and a method of forming the same

Coatings for implantable devices or endoluminal prosthesis, such as stents, are provided, including a method of forming the coatings. The coatings can be used for the delivery of an active ingredient or a combination of active ingredients.

Company name: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LINERS
Method and apparatus for lining pipes with isocyanate and hydroxyl-amine resin based on castrol or...

A method is disclosed for installing in a conduit a monolithic liner comprised of an amine terminated resin and a hydroxyl resin combined with isocyanate. The hydroxyl resin may include caster oil or soy based oil. The liner mixture may include anti-static agents such as quaternary ammonium ethosulfates, ethoxylated amines or glycerol esters. The...

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

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Paint composition having silicate resin

A functional paint composition prevents a power loss caused by corrosion of a structure with high voltage electric current. The paint composition includes, by weight, an acrylic urethane resin of 100 parts as a principal resin, with a potassium silicate resin of 5 to 20 parts, an auxiliary resin of 5 to 10 parts, a functional pigment of 100 to 250...

Company name: Si Chem
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite ballistic fabric structures for hard armor applications

A ballistic resistant composite material useful in rigid armor applications. The composite material includes at least one consolidated network of high tenacity fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The resin is a thermoplastic polyurethane resin that is semi-crystalline at room temperature. The high tenacity fibers have a tenacity of at least...

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

 
High density polyurethane and polyisocyanurate construction boards and composite boards

A covered roof includes a roof deck, an insulation board, and a coverboard. The insulation board includes a polyurethane, a polyisocyanurate, or a mix of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate cellular structure, has a density that is less than 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, and has a first planar surface and a second planar surface, each having a facer...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> SOLAR MODULES
Method for producing a photovoltaic module

A method for producing a photovoltaic module by forming solar cells on a glass plate and contacting at least one layer of liquid encapsulant with the solar cells. The liquid encapsulant has two components. The first component is an acrylic polyol having an average number of hydroxy-functional monomer units per polymer chain from 2 to 25 and Mn from...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 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 July 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> BALLS
Sport ball bladder

A sport ball may include a casing and a bladder. The casing may form at least a portion of an exterior surface of the ball. The bladder may be located within the casing and formed from a plurality of polymer bladder elements joined along abutting edges to form a sealed and valveless structure that encloses a pressurized gas. In some configurations,...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Sports equipment compositions comprising a polyurethane, polyurea or prepolymer thereof and a...

Embodiments of a composition useful for making sports equipment, such as golf balls, are disclosed comprising at least one polyurethane, polyurea, polymer precursor composition thereof, blocked polyurethane, blocked polyurea or blocked polymer precursor composition thereof, and an effective amount of a polyfunctional modifier. One disclosed...

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
Polymer cover layer for golf club face

A golf club head, comprising a striking surface having an outer cover layer comprising a polyurethane or polyurea having a material Shore D hardness of 40 to 70, a layer thickness of 0.2 to 0.6 mm, and a flexural modulus of 5 to 110 kpsi.

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Graft material, stent graft and method

This invention is directed to graft materials for implanting, transplanting, replacing, or repairing a part of a patient and to methods of making the graft materials. The present invention is also directed to stent grafts and endoluminal prostheses formed of the graft materials. More specifically, the present invention is a graft material which...

Company name: Cook Biotech
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BODYCARE / HEALTHCARE>> ARTIFICIAL HAIR
Artificial hair made of flame-retardant polyester

Artificial hair is made of flame-retardant polyester-based fiber formed of a composition obtained by melt-kneading 5 parts by weight to 30 parts by weight of a bromine-containing flame retardancy agent (B), 0.5 parts by weight to 10 parts by weight of an antimony compound (C) having an average particle diameter ranging from 1.5 .mu.m to 15 .mu.m,...

Company name: Kaneka
Published On: Wednesday July 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Shoe having an inflatable bladder

An article of footwear including a sole and an upper with an exterior and interior surface, and one or more bladders which comprises at least one of the exterior or interior surfaces of the upper. The bladder comprising sheets of polyurethane or polyester film attached together to form an airtight seal. The article of footwear also includes a...

Company name: Reebok International
Published On: Thursday July 05th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> RIGID
Hydration-induced reinforcement of rigid polyurethane–cement foams: mechanical and functional...

Mechanical and functional properties of a newly proposed hybrid foam based on rigid polyurethane foam and Portland cement for application in the building field are herein reported. The hybrid is characterized by the co-continuity of the two phases, hydrated cement and polyurethane, which cooperate in a synergistic way to the properties of the...

Company name: Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> WATER-BLOWN
Water-Blown Rigid Biofoams from Soy-Based Biopolyurethane and Microcrystalline Cellulose

A novel soy-based polyurethane biofoam (BioPU) from two polyols (soybean oil-derived polyols SOPEP and petrochemical polyol Jeffol A-630 = 1:1 in weight) and poly (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) (pMDI) has been prepared by using a free-rise method with water as a blowing agent, and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) as a reinforcement. The photographs...

Company name: University of Guelph
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Dynamic fracture energy of polyurea-bonded steel/E-glass composite joints

We report dynamic fracture energy measurements for E-glass/polyurea/steel joints at a peak strain rate of 1.2 × 107 s−1. Experiments were done by initiating a crack at the steel/polyurea interface by a laser-generated stress wave, whose profile was recorded using optical interferometry. The critical energy release rate or the energy delivered...

Company name: University of California-Los Angeles
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Isocyanate and VOC Exposure Analysis Using Flexane

Flexane® 80 is a trowelable urethane product used in combination with cleaners and primers to effect rubber conveyor belt repairs. These products are of concern due to the potential for worker exposure to isocyanates and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Small chamber experiments were used to identify chemicals liberated to the ambient air from...

Company name: Bureau Veritas North America
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Improved Lignin Polyurethane Properties with Lewis Acid Treatment.

Chemical modification strategies to improve the mechanical properties of lignin-based polyurethanes are presented. We hypothesized that treatment of lignin with Lewis acids would increase the concentration of hydroxyl groups available to react with diisocyanate monomers. Under the conditions used, hydrogen bromide-catalyzed modification resulted in...

Company name: Carnegie Mellon University
Published On: Monday July 09th, 2012

 
 

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