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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Evonik celebrates 10 years of making polyurethane additives in China

Evonik’s Comfort & Insulation business line celebrated 10 years of local production of polyurethane additives in China at the Shanghai-Xinzhuang Site. Evonik said it has successfully delivered both consistent quality and innovative solutions to the polyurethane industry in Asia, especially in the Greater China region, building on its strong...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Saturday July 21st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Alexium International Group encouraged as tide turns against traditional flame retardants

Alexium International Group believes its safer, flame retardant textile treatments will gain commercial traction as consumers and industry look for a better, cleaner alternative to traditional bromine-based flame retardants.“Consumers and industry are looking for a better, cleaner alternative. Since our novel FR chemistry does not contain bromine...

Company name: Alexium International
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Brazil’s Purcom showcases HCFC-free PU at UNEP’s Alternative Technologies Fair

Two successful experiments with applications of polyurethane foams based on the Ecomate blowing agent, which replaces hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) gas, will be presented by customers of Brazil-based Purcom at the Alternative Technologies Exhibition for Climate Protection, promoted by the United Nations (UN) to be held July 21st to 24th at the...

Company name: Purcom Quimica
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
BDO prices rebound on production cuts, outlook uncertain in Asia

Asian butanediol (BDO) prices have rebounded by $50/tonne (€41/tonne) on the back of ongoing production cuts and rising feedstock prices, but market players said on Thursday that they were uncertain as to how long the values will stay firm.Asian spot bulk BDO prices rose to $2,100-2,200/tonne CFR (cost & freight) China week-on-week on 17 July,...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Aliphatic Polyester Polyols

Effective August 1, 2012, or as contracts allow, Coim USA Inc. will raise the price of its Aliphatic Polyester Polyols within the United States and Canada up to $ 0.10 per pound depending on grades.This increase is necessary due to the continued escalation of raw materials.A Coim USA sales representative will be in contact with you to explain this...

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DIELECTRIC
New dielectric PU resin, solvent free for automotive and electronic

This is a unfilled low-viscosity product which can be applied using dispensing machines, with automatically position the components equipped with static and dynamic mixers.RE 11262 can be manipulated 5 or 6 minutes after removal if hardened in an oven at 50-70C or using an infra-red lamp.RE 11263 presents very low water absorption (

Company name: Axson
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> TWO-COMPONENTS
Master Bond EP30DP Features Repairability and Abrasion Resistance

Two component, room temperature curing elastomeric Master Bond EP30DP has exceptional toughness, abrasion resistance and is cryogenically serviceable. EP30DP has a low viscosity and can be cast in thick cross sections (e.g. several inches) without the development of excess exotherm during cure. It has high strength properties and outstanding impact...

Company name: Master Bond, Inc
Published On: Thursday July 19th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
BASF Polyurethanes at the ASCE's Pipelines 2012 Conference

BASF Polyurethanes will be showcasing a wide variety of Polyurethane and Polyurea technologies for the protective coatings industry, as well as many other industrial infrastructure applications.The ASCE Pipelines Conference focuses on: Increasing efficiencies/savings Economically extending the useful life of existing infrastructure Lowering the...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS>> INTEGRAL SKIN FOAM
RAKU-PUR Speed foam gasket – tack-free in 150 seconds

It's as easy as making popcorn – simply apply and wait for it to expand. RAMPF Giessharze, a manufacturer of polyurethane and epoxy resin systems and silicones, has developed the fast-curing soft integral foam RAKU-PUR Speed for adhesion to all kinds of materials in assembly processes in complex production lines. Once the foam has been applied, the...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Growth of Rigid and Flexible Polyurethane Foams in Asia-Pacific to Drive Global Demand

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Polyurethane Global Market to 2016 - Growth of Rigid and Flexible Polyurethane Foams in Asia-Pacific to Drive Global Demand" report to their offering. Polyurethane Popularity to Grow as the World Tries to Conserve Energy. The global market value of polyurethane will rise in the coming years,...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
Thermosetting Resins for Stator Encapsulation in Electro-Mobility and Industrial Motors

Dr Werner Hollstein from Huntsman Advanced Materials has looked at how the latest epoxy and polyurethane encapsulation systems are capable of supporting, or even enabling, new and robust motor designs with the assurance of high cost-efficiency and quality.According to Hollstein, emerging challenges for the development of motors and generators for...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Sealed Air's New Instapak Tractor Mold® System: an Ideal Packaging Solution for High-Volume...

Producing up to 30 linear feet of molded foam cushions per minute, Sealed Air's new Instapak Tractor Mold® system offers a volume of cushions not possible with any other foam-in-bag molding system on the market.The newest Instapak®Automated Molding System produces cushions that are ideal for major appliances, furniture and building products such as...

Company name: Sealed Air
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
New Cannon-Manni solution for the flexible production of very large building panels

The request for large foam-insulated sandwich panels is on the rise in Europe, and polyurethane's characteristics perfectly match the processing difficulties linked with these huge products. A big Cannon-Manni foaming plant has just been delivered in Europe to produce very large building panels in a “just in time” sequence, according to the method...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
Wintech Machine Prices Drop by 10% in USA

The Australian dollar has stayed at parity with the USD for the past month. The strengthening US economy, Chinese slow-down and European uncertainty have all combined to cause the AUD to ease back. Thus prices of Wintech’s CNC Contour Cutting Machines have dropped by 10% in both North America and Europe.REPOWERING OLD WINTECHSWintech Machines are...

Company name: Wintech International Pty Ltd
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
First Russian/German Innovation Forum: Focusing on sustainable building solutions

Sustainable building is a critical task when it comes to reducing global energy consumption and preserving our natural resources. Furthermore, measures designed to increase energy efficiency cut costs during the building occupancy phase, meaning they offer homeowners and tenants economic advantages. While Germany has been constructing primarily new...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
International Panel Corp invite investors for inside look at overseas residential green construction

International Panel Corp, a consortium of companies committed to building green homes worldwide, will host an investors forum on July 27, from 7- 9 p.m. at Chateau Crystale, 2517 S. Gessner Road in Houston, Texas.The forum will provide investors with background information on Twin Lakes Estate, the corporation's latest Next Generation Green Homes...

Company name: International Panel
Published On: Sunday July 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SUSPENSION COMPONENTS
Polyurethane Suspension Components Leader ATRO Publishes New Product Catalog

ATRO Engineered Systems, suspension components manufacturer of Genuine ATRO® polyurethane parts for truck, bus and trailer, has published a new product catalog.With nearly 800 part numbers, the new catalog includes 161 part numbers added since the publication of their previous catalog. Included in the catalog is a reference guide explaining ATRO’s...

Company name: Atro Engineered Systems
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Outwater Introduces Its Expanded Series of Faux Stone Panels

Now you can readily achieve the look of authentic Stone, Brick, Wood and many other surfaces for a fraction of the cost with Outwater's [Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. + Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC] expanded series of Faux Stone Panels, innovative high-density polyurethane and resin interlocking panels designed to visually and...

Company name: Outwater
Published On: Sunday July 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Huntsman extends footwear range with plasticizer-free soft TPU

Huntsman today announces the launch of AVALON® 60 AE-ESD, a plasticizer-free, soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that gives manufacturers the bonding strength and mechanical properties required to more easily make high-quality footwear – particularly safety shoes with electro-static dissipation (ESD) features – on roundtable machines.AVALON® 60...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
BASF develops 'pure' polyurethane concept shoe

A single shoe is generally useless without the other one – but not in the case of the Pure. This concept shoe is for the left foot only, and has never been half of a pair. The Pure is a concept shoe made of 100-percent polyurethane. It was developed to show the wide range of applications for our materials - as such, the Pure is not designed as a...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Saturday July 21st, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
New logo for Selena’s 20th anniversary

The Selena Group – global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemicals – is going to strengthen its image as a global company. The Group is implementing a new Selena logo accompanied by the slogan „Global experience,” which stresses the fact the brand is present on over 70 markets all over the world. The new visual communications are to...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Thursday July 19th, 2012

 
IAC Continues Expansion In Asia To Support Business Growth; Opens Shenyang, China Facility

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group today celebrated the opening of its newest manufacturing facility, the company’s ninth facility in China, in the northeast city of Shenyang. Located in the Shenbei New District, the new facility represents a key milestone in IAC’s continued growth in China, where it began operations just over five...

Company name: International Automotive Components Group
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
Albemarle welcomes recent regulatory efforts to improve fire safety

Albemarle Corporation, today offered its encouragement to recent efforts announced by California Governor Brown, the California Bureau of Home Furnishings and the Senate Appropriations Committee to assess the need for improvements in fire safety standards for home furnishings. "California should be congratulated for their pioneering...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
Bayer MaterialScience closes PU systems houses in Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic

Bayer MaterialScience has announced that it will close three of its PU systems houses: in Italy (Mussolente), in Greece (Athens) and in the Czech Republic (Cerekvice nad Bystrici). The supply for customers in these regions will be secured by other PU systems houses and by the integrated Bayer sites. BMS said that this measure is part of a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
CPI Launches New Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program for TDI Emissions

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched a new program designed to help manufacturers, processors and other users of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) with calculating emissions to meet mandatory reporting obligations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CPI’s Regulatory Compliance...

Company name: The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Wednesday July 18th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Coating Makers Name New Board Leaders

The American Coatings Association has elected two of the industry’s best-known CEOs to lead its board of directors through 2014.Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of Carboline parent RPM International Inc., will serve as chairman of ACA’s board. Sandra Berg, president and CEO of California-based Ellis Paint, will serve as vice chairman and...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Solvent systems having no flash point and methods using such solvent systems for dissolving rigid...

This invention relates to solvent systems useful for foam nozzle cleaning, which solvent systems are formed by combining at least a brominated compound, an alcohol and a stabilizer in amounts such that the solvent system has no flash point.

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Method for producing polyols containing amino groups

The present invention provides a simple method with no processing for producing polyols based on amino group-containing starter compounds. Unless explicitly specified, polyols are understood to be polyether polyols, polyether ester polyols and also polyether ester amide polyols. The invention also provides the polyols obtainable by the method...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Method for manufacturing an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer, prepolymer obtained thereby, and...

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an isocyanate group-terminated prepolymer, comprising the following steps (a) to (d): (a) a step of ring-opening polymerizing an alkyleneoxide-containing cyclic compound by using an initiator in the presence of a composite metal cyanide complex catalyst, thereby obtaining a polyol...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Hydroxyalkylated polyalkylenepolyamine composition, method of producing the same and their use in...

Disclosed is a novel hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition, and a method for preparing the hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition at low cost. Further disclosed is a method for producing a polyurethane resin by using the hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition containing at least two hydroxyalkylated...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
Polyphenylene sulfide resin composition, process for producing the same, and molded article

A polyphenylene sulfide resin composition including 100 parts by weight of a resin composition that consists of 99 to 60 wt % of a polyphenylene sulfide resin (a), and 1 to 40 wt % of at least one type of noncrystalline resin (b) selected from the group consisting of polyetherimide resin and polyether sulfone resin and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
Polythiourethane polymerizable composition and method for producing optical resin by using same

A resin composition excellent in tintability and resin strength, a resin obtained by curing such a resin composition, and an optical component is provided. A polymerizable composition containing an isocyanate compound suitably used for transparent resin materials, at least one polythiol compound which may have one or more (poly)sulfide bonds in a...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition

An adhesive composition is provided which is capable of providing good adhesion strength to the polyimide surface of a flexible circuit board that is exposed on the metal wiring surface and between the traces even when the polyimide surface is relatively smooth. The adhesive composition contains a thermoplastic resin, a polyfunctional acrylate, and...

Company name: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminating adhesive

The laminating adhesive of the present invention includes a polyisocyanate component (A) and a polyol component (B), wherein the polyisocyanate component (A) contains a polyisocyanate (A1) that does not contain an aromatic ring, and the polyol component (B) contains a macropolyol (B1) that does not contain an aromatic ring but contains a...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INKS
White ink composition and recorded material using the same

The present invention provides a white ink composition that can give a white image having excellent abrasion resistance. The white ink composition according to the invention is a white ink composition containing hollow resin particles and a polyurethane resin characteristically having a glass transition temperature of 50.degree. C. or less.

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Hybrid polyurethane spray foams made with urethane prepolymers and rheology modifiers

Hybrid spray foams utilize a urethane reactant, a crosslinker, and an (optional) epoxy and/or acrylic resin along with a blowing agent and rheology modifier to produce a quick-setting foam that remains in place until the foam forms and cures. The urethane reactant may be formed as an adduct with or without the use of isocyanate chemistry. In some...

Company name: Owens Corning
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> LOW VOC COATINGS
Protective coating and method of use thereof

A protective coating for protecting a surface has a liquid applied coating having 100% solids and zero solvents and/or zero volatile organic compounds. The resulting protective coating may be clear or transparent to visible light. The liquid applied coating has two or more components that is applied to a surface as a liquid and cured in place to...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Encapsulated cells and composites thereof

Embodiments of the present invention comprise biodegradable composites including a polyurethane component and cells encapsulated in gel beads, as well as methods of making such composite and uses thereof. In certain embodiments the gel beads are alginate beads. The composites may be moldable and/or injectable. After implantation or injection, a...

Company name: Vanderbilt University
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Stabilised prostaglandin composition

A pharmaceutical delivery device, such as a suppository or pessary, comprises a synthetic prostaglandin PGE.sub.1 analogue (e.g. misoprostol) in a solid polyurethane hydrogel. The polyurethane is either linear or cross-linked.

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biocompatible and biodegradable polymers from renewable natural polyphenols

This invention describes the use of resveratrol and curcumin, representatives of naturally occurring polyphenols, in their native form, after hydrogenation, and as their respective allyl derivatives, individually, in combination with themselves and other commercial monomers, to make representative varieties of polymers, e.g., polycarbonates (PC),...

Company name: Innovotech
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Method for lowering emissions of a polyurethane foam

The present invention relates to a process for the production of polyurethane foams from A1 compounds containing isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms and having a molecular weight of from 400 to 15,000, A2 optionally compounds containing isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms and having a molecular weight of from 62 to 399, A3 water and/or physical...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
Method of making polyurethane foam

Herein are disclosed an apparatus and method for reaction injection molding of polyurethane foam. In the method, a recirculation loop containing polyols along with an effective amount of water, and a recirculation loop containing isocyanates, are each partially evacuated.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Method for making multilayer coating film

This invention provides a multilayer coating film-forming method which comprises applying a first clear paint onto a coating object, applying onto so formed first clear coating film which is either uncured or cured by heating, a second clear paint such that its heat-cured film thickness falls within a range of 2-15 .mu.m, and forming the second...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite armor panel and method of manufacturing same

A composite armor panel and method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a plurality of ceramic spheres are positioned in contact with an armor substrate. A polyurea layer is interposed between the plurality of ceramic spheres such that the polyurea layer partially encapsulates the plurality of ceramic spheres and bonds the...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Iron-type golf club head with groove profile in ceramic face

The present invention provides a method of manufacture and design such that very small detail features can be produced within the groove profile on an iron or wedge. The advantage in being able to do this is that spin will be enhanced for a variety of shot types and conditions when striking a golf ball with cover composed of a urethane-based...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> STORAGE TANK
Method for manufacturing an underground storage tank for flammable and combustible liquids

A method for manufacturing a tank for storing flammable and combustible liquids underground includes fabricating a cylindrical tank core. Structurally, the core encloses a chamber and has an outer surface. Further, the core includes at least one opening for monitoring the integrity of the chamber positioned on the core's bottom centerline. Also,...

Company name: Plasteel International
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> OUTSOLES
Chemically-treated outsole assembly for a golf shoe

An out-sole assembly for a golf shoe. The outsole assembly includes an internal base member composed of EVA, an inner frame member composed thermoplastic polyurethane subjected to an isocyanate solution, an external base member composed of a thermoplastic polyurethane, a dual looping frame composed of a thermoplastic polyurethane, and a plurality...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Friday July 20th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Phenyl isocyanate-based urethane acrylates, processes for producing and methods of using the same

Urethane acrylates of the general Formula (I), corresponding salts, solvates or solvates of a salt thereof: ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4 and R.sup.5 each independently represent a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogens, C.sub.1-6-alkyls, trifluoromethyl, C.sub.1-6-alkylthios,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Tuesday July 17th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Segmented polyurethane elastomers derived from aliphatic polycarbonate and...

A series of biomedical polyurethane elastomers (PURs) based on poly(ester-carbonate)s (PECs) and polycarbonates (PCs) were synthesized and spectrally characterized fully. PEC or PC diols were synthesized by the ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate, and neopentyl carbonate catalyzed by lipase from Candida...

Company name: Medical University of Warsaw
Published On: Sunday July 22nd, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
A Designed Surface Modification to Disperse Silica Powder into Polyurethane

Nanoparticles of silica powder were modified by grafting polyurethane (PU) short chains or oligomers using surface-started condensation reactions of various di- or tri-ols and di-isocyanates in step-by-step. Surface density of NCO-groups, introduced by an autoclave method and ready for starting of subsequent reactions, was adjusted by amount of...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Sunday July 22nd, 2012

 
 

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