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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Chemtura Responds to Misleading Media Stories on Flame Retardants and Fire Safety Standards

Recent newspaper articles, led by the Chicago Tribune, contained misleading and inaccurate information about the safety and effectiveness of Chemtura's available flame retardants. These assertions were made despite decades of scientific research showing that these products are efficient and effective at preventing potentially deadly fires in homes...

Company name: Chemtura Urethanes
Published On: Thursday July 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Evonik and BioAmber Partner on Catalysts for Sustainable Chemicals Made from Bio-Based Succinic Acid

Evonik Industries’ Catalysts Business Line has recently agreed with US based BioAmber Inc. on a long term cooperation for the development and manufacturing of catalysts for making BDO (1,4- butanediol), THF (tetrahydrofurane) and GBL (gamma – butyrolactone) from bio-based succinic acid. BDO, THF and GBL are large volume industrial chemicals used in...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Michigan's Sault Chippewa Tribe Modernizes Housing with US Made InsulStar SPF Insulation to Preserve...

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa, or Ojibwe Indians, commonly shortened to the more colloquial Sault Tribe, of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan plans for the future with the past in mind. When Kincheloe Air Force Base, familiar as the airport in Die Hard 2 starring Bruce Willis, closed in 1977 the progressive tribe bought up 400 housing units...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday July 24th, 2012

 
Product Diversity Key to Spray Foam Polymers’ Success

We like to have a diverse product line so we can offer our customers the right foam for the job that they're doing," said Richard Ettinger, general manager of Spray Foam Polymers (SFP).SFP manufactures a broad line of spray foam, pour foam, and protective coatings, all of which are marketed under the ThermoSeal brand. The company provides an...

Company name: Spray foam Polymers
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
FOAMS
HMI Stresses the Importance of Particular Properties for Effective Lifting Foam

Polyurethane foam is a popular and effective material with which to raise concrete. Nevertheless, the complexities of lifting applications require certain foam properties that aren't found in typical insulation or roofing applications."There are special characteristics you need to look for when deciding what foam to use for lifting and leveling...

Company name: HMI
Published On: Thursday July 26th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
First electric car charging stations with polyurethane housings

Spanish firm Ingeteam has developed charging stations for electric cars in close collaboration with Bayer MaterialScience and Policam. For the first time ever, the housing is made of polyurethane: robust Baydur® 110 rigid polyurethane foam. Two different versions of the charging stations are available: one suitable for outdoor installation along...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Chinese Markets for Polyurethane Coating - 2012 Provides Long-Term Forecasts Through 2016 To 2021

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Chinese Markets for Polyurethane Coating" report to their offering. China's demand for polyurethane coating has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Monday July 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Houston Bros. Spray Foam Insulation Caps Off 'Green' Home with SPF Roof

With much of its roof covered in grass and able to be trimmed with a lawn mower, a new residential construction in Virginia may have raised the bar on "green" building. Capping off the unique structure was a spray foam roofing system applied by Houston Bros. Spray Foam Insulation.It's safe to say a thoroughly Green mindset guided the home's...

Company name: Houston Bros. Spray Foam Insulation
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Fomo Products Inc. Announces New Handi-Stick Architectural Foam Shapes Adhesive

Fomo Products, Inc. is announcing the release of Handi-Stick® Architectural Foam Shapes adhesive. The adhesive extends the Handi-Stick product line with a specially formulated faster grab time formula based on contractor feedback. The full range of Handi-Stick products also includes General Use and Subfloor, for a wide variety of adhesive...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
WACKER Presents Innovative Hybrid Polymers for High-Strength Structural Adhesives

WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, will present first-ever hybrid polymers for structural adhesive bonds at the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference WAC2012. The novel polymers are based on the alpha-silane technology and are available as grades of the new GENIOSIL® XB product line. They cure on contact with atmospheric moisture to form...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
New adhesives Mix & Dispense System from Franklin Adhesives & Polymers

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers introduces a compact meter mix/dispense system for use with a line of emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) adhesives under the Advantage brand. The system ensures exact proportions to maximize performance of an advanced EPI line, which the company says is distinguished for its water, heat and solvent resistance, ability...

Company name: Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
Published On: Monday July 23rd, 2012

 
Mold'n Seal from Sonderhoff at the Engel Symposium 2012

At this year’s Engel Symposium, which was held 13 – 14 June 2012 at the Engel Austria facilities in St. Valentin, under the motto “close to the customer. open to innovation”, the Engel system partner – the Sonderhoff group of companies – presented the integrated process solution Mold'n Seal to the symposium participants.In collaboration with Engel,...

Company name: Sonderhoff GmbH
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
GX series also due to be presented at Fakuma 2012 – Trade fair participation under the motto “Be...

KraussMaffei is on course for worldwide success after the market launch of its new GX series (www.gx.kraussmaffeigroup.com). A large number of customer presentations in Europe and Mexico turned out to be very successful. KraussMaffei will also present its new GX series to trade visitors at Fakuma 2012 (Hall A7, Stand 7303/7304). Under the trade...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Fish Find Their Way Home Again with Help from Kastalon's Award-Winning Polyurethane Solutions

Polyurethane component manufacturer Kastalon Inc. partners with engineers worldwide to create custom springs and energy control devices for a variety of high-profile projects. It's not often, though, that the project's end users are fish. Kastalon, a second-generation family-owned company headquartered near Chicago, played a key role in the success...

Company name: Kastalon
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Faurecia Buys Sora Composites's Car Part Unit

Faurecia announces the acquisition of the automotive business of Sora Composites, a company which possesses an established expertise in the field of composite plastics and the use of glass and carbon fiber for automotive applications. The two plants affected by this acquisition are located in Theillay and Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, with the...

Company name: Faurecia
Published On: Monday July 23rd, 2012

 
Automotive Industry Seeks Light-Weight and High-Performance Materials

The drive for greater fuel efficiency is good news for polymer manufacturers. But some grades are set to benefit more than others, depending on their propertiesMaterials have been the backbone of the automotive industry, which is being impacted by CO2 emission legislation. To combat this, engine downsizing, turbo-charging and light-weighting are...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SWIMSUITS
Why Ban Full-Body Olympics Swimsuits? A Scientist Explains Polyurethane

Michael Phelps and his fellow Proteans will commence Olympic aquatic competitions Saturday. But will they be able to break as many records as they did during the controversial 2009 World Championships? Scientist John D. Barrow explains exactly how a swimsuit contributed to the fastest swimming times the world has ever seen and why it had to be...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Cryopak Announces the Release of Their New Pallet Transporter CRT

Cryopak, leader in temperature controlled packaging, has recently released their new Pallet Transporter CRT. Cryopak's Pallet Transporter CRT is tested against robust summer and winter profiles, and is designed to maintain 15 degrees C - 30 degrees C for up to 120 hours."They have lightweight insulated panels that offer superior performance to...

Company name: Cryopak
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Dow Automotive Systems Expands Composite Processing Capabilities with the Opening of Two Dedicated...

Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), is expanding its capabilities in composite processing technology with the opening of two Dow development facilities to service its global customer base – one in Freienbach, Switzerland and the other in Midland, Michigan, USA. These laboratories support the advancement of...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
Curbell Plastics Expands New Jersey / Philadelphia Operations

Curbell Plastics, Inc. headquartered in Orchard Park, NY has expanded their Moorestown, NJ operations. The expansion, which was completed in June, included adding 7000 square feet of new offices and warehouse space as well as hiring additional staff for both sales and operations.Dennis Freeman, Regional Director for Curbell Plastics, explained...

Company name: Curbell Plastics Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
Toyo to build Indian PU chemicals complex for BASF

Toyo Engineering India Limited (Toyo-India), an Indian subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO, President and CEO Katsumoto Ishibashi), has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract (EPC) to build a new multi-business chemical production site for BASF India Limited part of BASF, the world’s leading chemical...

Company name: Toyo Engineering
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
Protective Coatings and Linings Industry Website is Acquired by Sector Media Strategies

Polyurea.com, the polyurea coatings and linings industry's leading website portal was recently purchased by Sector Media Strategies LLC. (SMS). SMS is an independent company originally backed by VersaFlex Incorporated, a world leading supplier of polyurea materials and formulations. SMS was established to provide market development and support...

Company name: Polyurea.com
Published On: Wednesday July 25th, 2012

 
Rehau opens UK site for pre-insulated pipes

Polymer pipework specialist REHAU has officially opened the first UK facility to produce pre-insulated pipework for the district heating and biomass sectors at its long established factory in Blaenau, North Wales.Representatives from DECC joined local MP Elfyn Llwyd and Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM at a large scale event to showcase the new facility...

Company name: Rehau
Published On: Monday July 23rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Silicone-polyether block copolymers with high molecular weight polyether residues and their use as...

Silicone-polyether block copolymer comprising a polyorganosiloxane which includes at least one polyether residue having a molecular weight of not less than 5000 g/mol, and wherein a weight average molecular weight of all polyether residues attached to the polyorganosiloxane by a chemical bond is above 3000 g/mol, its production and use and also...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
Use of silicone-polyether block copolymers with high molecular weight non-endcapped polyether...

A process for production of polyurethane foams having a density of below 24.0 kg/m.sup.3 is provided. The process includes utilizing a silicone-polyether block copolymer comprising a polyorganosiloxane which includes at least one polyether moiety. The polyorganosiloxane has attached to it at least one non-endcapped polyether moiety having a...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Preparation method for aqueous polyurethane resin-pigment dispersion, aqueous polyurethane...

A method of producing a polyurethane resin-bonded pigment aqueous dispersion includes causing (I) a pigment having a surface acidic group to come in contact with (II) a basic compound having two or more amino groups selected from a primary amino group and a secondary amino group in its molecule in an aqueous medium so that the pigment has an...

Company name: Tokai Carbon
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating compositions and resultant coatings with high scratch resistance and stability to solvent...

The invention provides coating compositions comprising at least one compound (A) containing hydroxyl groups, at least one compound (B) containing isocyanate groups, at least 5.0% by weight, based on the nonvolatile constituents of the coating composition, of at least one amino resin (C), wherein the coating composition comprises at least one...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS>> CAVITY FILLING
Insulating cavities in built structures

The invention provides a process for insulating a cavity in a built structure with a polyurethane rigid foam, by reaction of a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms in the presence of c) blowing agents, wherein the reaction takes place in the cavity to be insulated, wherein the blowing agent c)...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Dendritic polyether-polyurethane thickeners

Described are associative polyether-polyurethane thickeners into which dendritic polyetherpolyols have been polymerized-in. Also described is the preparation of these thickeners, and the use thereof, in particular, in cosmetic preparations.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Process for preparation of coated polymer particles containing superparamagnetic crystals

A process for the preparation of coated polymer particles containing superparamagnetic crystals, said process comprising reacting surface-functionalized, superparamagnetic crystal-containing polymer particles of diameter less than 0.5 .mu.m with at least one polyisocyanate and at least one diol.

Company name: Invitrogen Dynal
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Both surfaces-laminated polyester film

The present invention provides a both surfaces-laminated polyester film having a coating layer excellent in easy adhesion property to a hard coat layer and another coating layer having an ability of preventing precipitation of oligomer. A both surfaces-laminated polyester film comprising: a polyester film, a first coating layer which is formed on...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method of producing a composite material using a mixing system

A method produces a composite material using a mixing system. The composite material comprises at least one aggregate, e.g. rock and/or glass, and the reaction product of a two-component polymeric binder composition comprising a first component, e.g. an isocyanate component, and a second component, e.g. an isocyanate-reactive component. The mixing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Method for polyurethane bonding during and after overmolding

An electrical apparatus according to the present disclosure comprises a molded device having a molded portion and being formed via an overmolding process. The electrical apparatus includes a wire set at least partially overmolded within the device, the wire set having an outer sheath surrounding a plurality of wires. The molded portion surrounds a...

Company name: Grote Industries
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
Electrode for lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery including the same

An electrode for a lithium secondary battery includes an electrode active material, a conductive agent, and a polyurethane-based compound, and has pores having an average diameter of about 2 to about 20 nm. A lithium secondary battery includes the electrode.

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Refrigerator comprising plastic inner liner

The present invention relates to a refrigerator (1) comprising an outer wall (2), a compartment (3) disposed inside its body and wherein food and beverage items are emplaced, an inner liner (4) enclosing the compartment (3) and forming the interior side of the body, produced by thermoforming of plastic material having an outer protective layer (6)...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Polyurethane compositions for golf balls

A method of forming golf balls with at least a portion formed from polyurethane and polyurea compositions employing a curative blend that includes a pigment, a curing agent, and a compatible freezing point depressing agent so that the curative blend has a lower freezing point than the curing agent by itself and the blend does not lose pigment...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Silicone molded co-polymer composite lead body for pacing and defibrillation leads

A composite lead body includes a rigid polymer material, such as silicone-polyurethane co-polymers, in a proximal portion of the lead body and a flexible polymer material, such as silicone, in a distal portion of the lead body. The flexible polymer material is molded in-situ about the end of the rigid polymer material, which is pre-formed, forming...

Company name: Pacesetter
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Wound treatment-dressing and method of manufacture

A wound treatment-dressing is shown which includes a dressing body formed from a medically inert, moisture permeable, urethane open-cell foam which is hydrophilic in nature. The foam body has a foam matrix of interconnected foam cells with cell walls which have incorporated therein a combination of inorganic antimicrobials as active agents, the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CATHETER
Urinary catheter

A medical device is disclosed, comprising a substrate, having on its surface, on at least a part thereof, a hydrophilic surface layer providing low-friction surface character of the medical device when wetted by a wetting fluid. The substrate is made of a polymer blend comprising a polyolefin and a composition having molecules with active...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Laminated foam pad

A bottom polyurethane foam slab is adhered to a middle viscoelastic foam slab that, in turn, is adhered to a top polyurethane foam slab to form a laminated foam block that is fed between rollers of a convoluting machine to form a pair of complementary convoluted laminated foam pads having laminated projections with parts of different density.

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Flame resistant hose construction and method

A multi-layer flexible hose with at least one vulcanized elastomer layer and an outermost cover layer of a thermoplastic polyurethane strip that is wrapped and thermally fused to form a continuous layer. The wrapping may be helical or longitudinal. The polyurethane includes a high hardness, a softening point at or below the vulcanization...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOE INSERT
Shoe and removably securable shoe insert

A shoe insert for adjusting the fit of a shoe on a person's foot, and the combination of such insert and a shoe with elements providing for removable securement of the insert within the shoe. The shoe insert may be formed from a stable, resilient, and biodegradable material such as a molded mixture of polyurethane and cork, and may be removably...

Company name: Pepper Gate Footwear
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Solvent borne polyurethane process

A process for obtaining a solvent borne polyurethane composition comprising preparing an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer A; reacting the isocyanate groups of isocyanate-terminated prepolymer A with 0.1 to 1.8 stoichiometric equivalents of at least one active-hydrogen containing chain-terminating compound and or chain-extending compound; optionally...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
Siliceous-based polyurea compositions

The present invention provides siliceous-based polyurea compositions, obtainable by reacting isocyanates, alkali silicates and hydratable aluminosilicates. Moreover, the present invention provides a process for the manufacture of these compositions, comprising the steps of mixing a hydratable aluminosilicate with an aqueous silicate and reacting...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 27th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Surface free energy of polyurethane coatings with improved hydrophobicity

The polarity of polyurethane coats was studied on the basis of the goniometric method for determination of wetting angle values, on the basis of calculated surface free energy (SFE) values by the van Oss–Good and Owens– Wendt methods, and on the basis of polarity measurements with the use of the 1 H NMR spectra. Test polyurethanes were synthesised...

Company name: Rzeszów University of Technology
Published On: Monday July 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Thermal properties of biodegradable poly(PHB/PCL-PEG-PCL) urethanes nanocomposites using...

Organoclay/polyurethanes nanocomposites (CPNs) based on bacterial poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB and poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone), PCL-PEG-PCL triblock copolymer with poly(ε-caprolactone) grafted montmorillonite, Mt-PCL, were prepared by dispersion intercalation method. The microstructure of the...

Company name: Cairo University
Published On: Monday July 30th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and properties novel polyurethane-hexafluorobutyl methacrylate copolymers

Novel physically crosslinked polyurethane-hexafluorobutyl methacrylate (PU-M) copolymers were prepared by the macroiniferter-controlled radical polymerization method. The chemical structures of the PU-M copolymers were characterized by FT-IR, 1H-NMR, GPC, DSC, and XPS. The self-assembly and surface properties of the PU-M copolymers have been...

Company name: Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday July 30th, 2012

 
 

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