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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
BASF showcases innovative solutions at Intersolar North America, booth 5447

BASF will showcase its portfolio of innovative solutions for the solar industry at Intersolar North America, July 10-12, 2012, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.In addition to products and solutions that allow efficient production and enhanced performance of photovoltaic modules and solar thermal products, BASF experts will be on...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Evonik Completes 10 Years of Production of PUR Additives in China

The business line Comfort & Insulation of Evonik celebrated the 10 years anniversary of its local production of Polyurethane Additives (PU) in China at the Shanghai-Xinzhuang Site.Leveraging the state-of-the-art production know-how together with a strong and dedicated team, Evonik has successfully delivered both consistent quality and innovative...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Albemarle supports EPA efforts to address PBDEs

In a letter to Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today offered its support of the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to finalize its proposed actions on Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Such action will ensure that decaBDE will not be imported into the United States after December 31, 2013.In the letter,...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Castor Oil – Market Report, July 2012

For more than 180 years, Messrs. Alberdingk Boley has been processing linseed oil and castor oil to various products for cosmetics, technical and pharmaceutical purposes. For your guidance, please find below a market report about the actual situation of the world market for castor oil. The castor seed crop in the Indian main regions Gujarat und...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
No-Burn®, Inc. Announces Intumescent Coating Plus XD Passes at Lowest Wet Film Thickness over...

No-Burn® Plus XD is now approved over BASF’s ENERTITE® NM at the lowest tested wet mil thickness, surpassing previous results. The test was performed in accordance with AC 377 Appendix X. Plus XD, used in lieu of a prescribed ignition barrier for the ENERTITE® NM and Plus XD assembly, applied at a thickness of 6 mils wet (4 mils dry) is significant...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Mid-Atlantic Urethane Rehabs DC-Area Commercial Roof With Spray Foam

Normally, spray foam roofs are intended to provide a waterproof roofing system for 20 years or more. However, for one roofing project at a commercial building in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, spray foam provided a roofing solution that was considerably more short-term.“The owner’s main interest was making the building watertight without spending a lot...

Company name: Mid-Atlantic Urethane
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Dur-A-Flex® Launches New UV Resistant Urethane Topcoat

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, today announced the addition of Poly-Crete®Color-Fast topcoat to its already popular line of cementitious urethane flooring systems. Formulated to retain its color throughout the life of the floor, this UV-resistant topcoat is a...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea rescues the construction of a hotel & casino in Curaçao

The name Curagao intrinsically brings to mind visages of white sand and turquoise Caribbean water. Indeed, the country of less than 150,000 people supports a tourism industry that brings in millions of visitors on a yearly basis. The island's hotels and resorts are critical in keeping those tourism numbers up, and equally critical in keeping the...

Company name: ZTI
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
A compromised secondary containment installation is restored and waterproofed with polyurea.

Stemming from the Choctaw word for “Long river,” the Atchafalaya River is a distributary of the Mississippi and forms some three hundred miles from its mouth, making a southward beeline through Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico. About 15 miles from where it empties into the Gulf, at Atchafalaya Bay, the river is bookended by the towns of Berwick and...

Company name: Compliance Inspection Services
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FLOORING
ACFoam®-High Strength CoverBoard Stronger with Sustainable Attributes

Atlas Roofing(TM) Corporation has introduced a high strength insulated cover board for low-slope roof applications that resists foot traffic and heavy loads during installation.ACFoam-HS CoverBoard is ideal for adding stability in all roofing systems requiring a cover board. The product is also hot asphalt compatible for attachment to the base...

Company name: Atlas Roofing
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
The Brazilian Market for Thermal Insulation Products

IAL Consultants has published the first edition of its report on the market for thermal insulation products in Brazil. The report provides thermal insulation market figures by type and by end-use sector (in both tonnes and cubic metres), with 2011 as the base year and market forecasts provided for 2016. The total market for thermal insulation...

Company name: IAL Consultants
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
ICAA Convention and Trade Show to Convene in Dallas

The 2012 Annual Convention and Trade Show of the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) will be held from October 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.The ICAA Trade Show is a once-a-year opportunity for suppliers and contractors to network and talk business. This three-day meeting features educational programs that target new technology,...

Company name: the Insulation Contractors Association of America
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
Huntsman Polyurethanes Introduces Online AIA Continuing Education Course

The Polyurethanes Division of Huntsman Corporation today announced the availability of its first online American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education course. The course, titled Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for Building Insulation, reviews spray polyurethane foam (SPF) usage and best practices for architects and designers when...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Global Automotive Seat Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Seat Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis" report to their offering. “Global Automotive Seat Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Profits and Forecast Analysis”Globally over the next five years, the automotive seat industry is expected to reach an estimated US...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
Ford Upcycles Industrial And Biodegradable Waste Into Car Parts

Researchers and automobile designers at Ford are taking a green-oriented direction to their vehicle development and design philosophies to incorporate more sustainable materials in their car manufacturing process. In response to growing calls for sustainable development among Americans, the iconic car manufacturer has devised an eco-friendly...

Company name: Ford Motor Company
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION>> REFRIGERATED INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES
Ozark Utility Credits Touch ‘n Seal with Help Getting Refrigerated Trailers Back on the Road in...

Established in 1981, Ozark Utility is a franchised dealer of Utility, the makers of more than 50 percent of the refrigerated trailers sold in the United States. Based in Springfield, MO, the company is a full service Truck Trailer Dealership offering sales, repair services and parts. Beyond providing superior customer service and quality products...

Company name: Ozark Utility
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
FauxPanels.com Introduces Simulated Brick Window and Door Trim

Faux brick Regency door, decorative and window trim is the latest offering from FauxPanels.com for both residential and commercial buildings. Strong and beautiful, it opens up a wealth of design possibilities, whether used alone or with Regency faux siding panels.“Our faux panels look fantastic by themselves. Now with the addition of manufactured...

Company name: FauxPanels.com
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Call for Papers: PFA General meeting & Technical Conference Nov. 7 - 8, 2012

August 24 is the deadline for submitting requests for technical presentations (30-minute length) for the PFA Technical Program November 8, 2012 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.Technical papers summarizing recent research, new products and technologies related to slabstock and molded flexible polyurethane foam; innovations in raw materials and...

Company name: the Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Monday July 16th, 2012

 
BASF opens new mining R&D centre in Perth

BASF has opened a new mining research and development centre at the CSIRO's Australian Minerals Research Centre in Perth.The new developments will focus on minerals processing and metal production, and aim to reduce energy and water usage on mines.The group originally announced its plans to build the facility late last year.Our vision is to become...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
Enhanced Capital Partners Invests in Lapolla

Enhanced Capital Partners, Inc., a diversified, national private investment firm, announced today that it provided $4.4 million of financing to Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla”). Lapolla, a leading manufacturer and supplier of insulation foam, coatings, and equipment, focused on commercial, industrial and residential applications in the...

Company name: LaPolla Industries
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
AXSON buys NANOLEDGE, TELESYSTEM’S “HIGH PERFORMANCE RESIN” business

The acquisition of Nanoledge represents a significant step in Axson strategy to invest into innovation to be deployed in our existing business units. Startup focused on the high performance epoxy market, Nanoledge has significantly improved composite material performance through its proprietary nanoblending technologies. Nanoblending combines base...

Company name: Axson
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
Biofoam, Inc. Among the First Graduating Class of Chicago’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Earlier this month, Biofoam, Inc. was honored at an event that featured the first graduating class from the Chicago branch of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. The company, which is itself based in the Windy City, was one of 37 other businesses from around the state of Illinois to graduate from the program.10,000 Small Businesses...

Company name: Biofoam
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
Polyurea Around the Globe: 12 – 14 November 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey

The sixth Polyurea Development Association (PDA) Europe annual conference will take place under the motto “Polyurea Around the Globe“ from 12 – 14 November 2012 at the Point Hotel Barbaros in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference will bring together the entire supply chain of the polyurea industry to discuss the current technical issues and market...

Company name: PDA Europe
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
RAMPF raises the bar further – opening of plant II of RAMPF Dosiertechnik in Zimmern o.R.

The expansion of the RAMPF Dosiertechnik plant in Zimmern o.R. – the fourth new building in the last four years – sees the RAMPF Group continuing to raise the bar. The new plant II of RAMPF Dosiertechnik was officially opened by high-profile guests from the worlds of politics and business, and by customers, employees, and the Rampf family on June...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Crofton to head Huntsman’s HCL sales in Americas

Dr. Derek Crofton has taken over responsibility as new Supply Chain Director, Americas, at Huntsman Corporation. In his new role, he will lead the hydrochloric acid (HCL) sales within the Americas region. Huntsman manu­factures HCL at its Geismar, LA, USA, plant operations.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday July 16th, 2012

 
John Achille, V.P. of Coastal Insulation Corp. Re-elected to the SPFA Board of Directors for...

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is the voice, educational and technical resource for the spray polyurethane foam industry. The SPFA's Board of Directors is devoted to the development and growth of the industry as well as a variety of other applications related to spray polyurethane foam. Heading into his second term as a member of the...

Company name: Coastal Spray
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
New Hickory Springs exec to work with foam customers on R&D

Components source Hickory Springs Mfg. has hired Vijay Nadgir as corporate director of foam research and development - customer development.In the newly created position, he will be responsible for coordinating the foam division's R&D efforts with the needs of its customers, the company said. He will also be involved in troubleshooting foam-related...

Company name: Hickory Springs
Published On: Friday July 13th, 2012

 
Buddy Sliva named Northwest Sales Rep for MarChem CFI

Buddy Sliva is the newly appointed Northwest Regional Sales Representative for MarChem CFI. Due to continued growth in the market, this is a newly created position for product and brand support in the northwest states. He is responsible for generating demand for the company's products at user level, contacting canvas shops, awning shops,...

Company name: MarChem CFI
Published On: Friday June 29th, 2012

 
KYDEX, LLC Appoints Ronn Cort as New President

KYDEX, LLC has announced the appointment of Ronn Cort to President, effective today. Cort will lead the company as it continues expansion into new markets and creates innovative solutions that meet its customers’ unique business challenges. “Helping our customers through development of products and business solutions for demanding markets is what...

Company name: Kydex
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
Arizona Polymer Flooring Announces New Technical Director at Concrete Coatings Plant

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, is proud to announce the addition of Jim Essig as technical director. He is based at the plant’s headquarters in Glendale, Ariz.Essig will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Research & Development Department, from...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
Peter Vanacker joins Treofan Group as CEO

Peter Vanacker (46) will join Treofan Group as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 September 2012, replacing Giovanni Canetta, Treofan’s interim CEO since April 2011. Mr. Canetta, also General Manager of M&C SpA, Treofan’s largest shareholder, will become Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of Treofan, ensuring continuity. Fresh from a...

Company name: Treofan
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Urethane-forming reaction catalyst and method for producing urethane material

The present invention provides a urethane-forming reaction catalyst which is useful for catalyzing a reaction between an isocyanate compound, in particular, an aliphatic isocyanate and a hydroxyl group-containing compound to form a urethane material, which does not affect the performance of the urethane material, and which can be easily removed...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polymer-dispersed polyol and process for producing flexible polyurethane foam

To provide a polymer-dispersed polyol made by using materials derived from a natural fat/oil, which has a low viscosity, without lowering the biomass degree and without impairing the performance of a flexible polyurethane foam to be obtained. Further, to provide a process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam using the polymer-dispersed...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin composition

The resin composition of the present invention is characterized by comprising (A) biodegradable resin, (B) at least one inorganic filler selected from a fibrous inorganic filler, a plate-like inorganic filler, a rod-like inorganic filler and a granular inorganic filler, or an organic filler having water repellency, and (C) a di- or higher...

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink composition, recorded material, recording method, and recording apparatus

An ink composition includes a polyurethane resin and at least one selected from a metal compound and hollow resin particles as a colorant, and in the ink composition described above, the polyurethane resin is a polycarbonate-based or a polyether-based anionic polyurethane resin.

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Photocurable compound

Disclosed is a compound having a photocurable urethane (meth)acrylate group, its manufacturing method, and a photocurable composition including the compound. The compound is represented by Chemical Formulae 1 to 6. Each of Chemical Formulae 1 to 6 includes a urethane (meth)acrylate group represented by Chemical Formula 1-1 or 1-2.

Company name: Samsung Electronics
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> MOISTURE CURED
Moisture curable isocyanate containing acrylic formulation

A moisture curable acrylic formulation is provided inclusive of a majority by weight polyacrylic prepolymer. The prepolymer has an average molecular weight of between 3,000 and 6,000 grams per mole and between 2 and 4 moisture curable functional moieties of isocyanate or silane per prepolymer. A thermoplastic adhesive resin is also included within...

Company name: Illinois Tool Works
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> HYDROPHILIC COATINGS
Cyclohexanedimethanol-based hydrophilic polyurethane urea

The invention relates to novel polyurethane ureas which can be used in the production of hydrophilic coatings on various substrates.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
Hydrophilic polyurethane urea solutions

The invention relates to a coating composition containing at least one polyurethane urea which is terminated with a copolymer unit of polyethylene oxide and poly-C.sub.4-C.sub.12-alkylene oxide.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
D 1413 ht radiation curable coatings for optical fiber

A Radiation Curable Coating composition, which may be used as an inner primary coating, an outer primary coating, single coats, a matrix, or a buffer resin composition, comprising: A Radiation Curable Coating composition, which may be used as an inner primary coating, an outer primary coating, single coats, a matrix, or a buffer resin composition,...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
Intumescent composition

An intumescent composition which comprises a polymer selected from a silane-terminated polyurethane or a silane-terminated polyether, a plasticizer that is compatible with the polymer and an intumescent ingredient. Processes of forming a cured intumescent substance, and methods of fire protecting a building are also provided.

Company name: Tremco illbruck
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS
Storage stable one component polyurethane system

In one aspect, the invention relates to storage-stable and flowable polyurethane compositions comprising (a) one or more isocyanate-terminated polyurethane prepolymers derived from one or more hydrocarbon ring-containing diisocyanates and/or triisocyanates and one or more polyols; (b) one or more metal salt complexes of methylenedianiline; and (c)...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS>> MOLDED FOAM
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foam

A composition and process useful to make flexible polyurethane foams and in particular flexible molded polyurethane foams is disclosed. The usage of dipolar aprotic liquids such as DMSO, DMI, sulfolane, N-methyl-acetoacetamide, N,N-dimethylacetoacetamide as well as glycols containing hydroxyl numbers OH#.ltoreq.1100 as cell opening aides for...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 11th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Multicomponent polyurethane/vinyl ester hybrid foam system and its use

A multicomponent polyurethane/vinyl ester hybrid foam system for forming a gradient foam with soft and rigid foam regions, with a polyol component (A), a polyisocyanate component (B), and a component (C), which contains a catalyst for the polymerization of the vinyl monomer, with the polyol component (A) containing, as vinyl monomer, a mixture of...

Company name: Hilti
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
Two-component polyurethane / vinyl ester hybrid foam system and its use as a flame retardant...

A two-component polyurethane/vinyl ester hybrid foam system is formed of a polyol component (A), which contains at least one polyol, a catalyst for the reaction of the polyol with the polyisocyanate, at least one polymerizable vinyl monomer and water or a blowing agent on the basis of a compressed or liquefied gas as foam-forming agent, and a...

Company name: Hilti
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
System and method for using biocide coating to prevent marine growth on geophysical equipment

Systems and methods comprise marine geophysical equipment with polyurethane-based material at least partially covering a surface. The surface also at least partially coated with a suspension medium and with a biocide. A method comprises disposing such marine geophysical equipment in a body of water. A method comprises applying a suspension medium...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurea-based fabric glue

The present invention relates to a polyurea system, the use of such a polyurea system for sealing, linking, gluing, or covering of cellular tissue, and a dosing system having two chambers for a polyurea system such as this. The polyurea system comprises as components: A) an isocyanate-functioning prepolymer, which can be derived by reacting...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Biaxially oriented polyester film

The present invention provides a polyester film which is excellent in hydrolysis resistance of a base film, is hardly deteriorated in adhesion property to various members or top-coating agents, and can suitably used, for example, as a film for a protective member for protecting a back surface of solar cells. The present invention relates to a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Plastics
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION>> RECYCLIBILITY
Method and device for treatment and recycling of waste refrigerators

A method and device for harmless treatment and recycling of waste refrigerators. Plastic parts, electrical boxes, compressors, and condensers are disassembled at a disassembling station. Refrigerants from compressors are recycled at a fluoride-extracting station. Refrigerator bodies and doors are transferred to a double shaft shredder and a rolling...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
Fuel range for an aircraft

An apparatus and method for improving the fuel range of an aircraft are provided. The aircraft includes a fuselage with a front windshield, and an external skin providing a top cover for a cockpit of the aircraft. The apparatus includes an aerodynamic fairing secured adjacent the windshield and enclosing the external skin covering the cockpit for a...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Bolus for radiotherapy and method for determining the shape of such a bolus

A bolus that is intended to be irradiated during radiotherapy. Advantageously, the bolus is made from a polyurethane gel.

Company name: Institut Curie
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Method and apparatus for wound treatment

A wound treatment device comprises a polyurethane or polyether foam pad, adapted for insertion substantially within a wound cavity; a pump for supplying fluid flow to the wound site; and a collection canister for receiving wound fluids drawn from the wound cavity. The foam pad, pump and collection canister are in fluid communication with one...

Company name: KCI Licensing
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> PROSTHETICS
Apparatus and method for limiting surgical adhesions

The present invention relates to a composite prosthesis including a coated mesh having at least one opening through a first surface and a second surface of the coated mesh; the coated mesh comprising a mesh and a biocompatible coating substantially surrounding each filament of the mesh, wherein the biocompatible coating is formed by coating the...

Company name: Promethean Surgical Devices
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE>> OTHER
Co-extruded marine sensor cable jacket with anti-fouling properties

A marine sensor cable comprises a jacket covering an exterior of the sensor cable, wherein the jacket comprises an outer portion containing biocide disposed in a co-extrusion process. A method for producing a marine sensor cable jacket comprises providing a co-extruder to construct a polyurethane jacket for a sensor cable with a first extruder...

Company name: PGS Geophysical
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Multi-layered fuel tubing

The invention describes a flexible tubular article for transport of volatile hydrocarbons comprising: (a) an inner layer of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer or a polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer; (b) an intermediate thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer extruded in tubular form over the inner PVDF layer, and (c) a polyvinyl chloride...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> FILTERS (INDUSTRIAL)
Multi-stage filter cartridge with polyurethane endcaps

A filter cartridge is described that is designed to accommodate for example dual stage filtration. The filter cartridge has an endplate structure formed of a heat cured material, such as polyurethane, where at least one of the top end and the bottom end of the outer filter and the inner filter are embedded within the heat cured material. The heat...

Company name: Cummins Filtration
Published On: Tuesday July 10th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Preparation of Supramolecular Extenders with Precise Chain Lengths via Iterative Synthesis and Their...

In this study, we synthesized a dual-functional building intermediate, 4-(3,3-diethyl-2,4-dioxoazetidin-1-yl)benzoyl chloride (DEDA-BC), from readily available starting materials, including 4-isocyanatobenzoyl chloride and p-tolyl isocyanate. In its iterative syntheses of hard segments, we first treated the highly reactive acid chloride of DEDA-BC...

Company name: National Chung Hsing University
Published On: Monday July 16th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Structural characterization, mechanical properties, and in vitro cytocompatibility evaluation of...

This paper reports the electrospinning of a series of oxidatively stable polycarbonate urethanes (PCU) [carbothane (ECT), bionate (EBN), and chronoflex (ECF)] using N,N-dimethyl formamide and tetrahydrofuran as the mixed solvent. The nonwoven membranes were characterized for their structure, performance, and compatibility with cells. Scanning...

Company name: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Published On: Monday July 16th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Preparation and properties of rigid polyimide foams derived from dianhydride and isocyanate

A series of rigid polyimide (PI) foams were synthesized via the reaction of a first solution with a second solution. The first solution was isocyanate-terminated polyimide prepolymers; the second solution contained deionized water and surfactant. The effect of different water contents and isocyanate index on the structures and properties of rigid...

Company name: Beihang University
Published On: Monday July 16th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Some properties of composites based on vulcanized liquid polybutadiene matrix and inorganic...

This study is primarily focused on the possibility to use a sulfur vulcanized low-molecular weight polybutadiene with isocyanate end groups in the main chain as a matrix for composite materials reinforced with common inorganic particulate fillers (calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, titanium dioxide modified with zinc, respectively). The...

Company name: University of Pardubice
Published On: Monday July 16th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Polymers from Amino acids: Development of Dual Ester-Urethane Melt Condensation Approach and...

A new dual ester-urethane melt condensation methodology for biological monomers–amino acids was developed to synthesize new classes of thermoplastic polymers under eco-friendly and solvent-free polymerization approach. Naturally abundant l-amino acids were converted into dual functional ester-urethane monomers by tailor-made synthetic approach....

Company name: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Published On: Sunday July 15th, 2012

 
 

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