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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
Emerald Kalama Chemical Opens New Technical Center to Support K-FLEX® Phthalate-Free Plasticizer...

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business unit of Emerald Performance Materials, celebrated its 50th year of operation with the grand opening of its new, state-of-theart technical center in Kalama, Washington. The grand opening ceremony, which attracted nearly 150 customers, suppliers, federal, state and local government officials, employees and other...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Thursday August 09th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Lapolla introduces new ABAA-evaluated foam

Lapolla Industries announced the launch of its new ABAA-evaluated closed-cell foam Foam-LOK AB 2000. While contributing to the building envelope by providing good R-values, durability, comfort, sustainability, and air quality, the new product also provides a good alternative when choosing an ABAA-approved air barrier, says Lapolla.Air barriers by...

Company name: LaPolla Industries
Published On: Tuesday August 07th, 2012

 
Global Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Industry: A Global Strategic Business Report - new market...

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) IndustryThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Thousand Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational...

Company name: Reportlinker.com
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
PDA Europe Announces 6th Annual Polyurea Conference

The conference has been designed to discuss and present all facets of polyurea technology. Not only will it have some of the most influential and knowledgeable presenters on polyurea technology, its application and uses ... but also a full day of hands-on educational classes. If you are involved in polyurea or want to learn more about it, this is a...

Company name: PDA Europe
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Latest Spray Foam Data Shows Growth in Sales

The North American spray foam industry continues to grow according to data released yesterday by the Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI). “As an important building and construction product that promotes energy efficiency and can save on energy costs, it is understandable why spray foam usage continues to...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Dow and MuCell Extrusion LLC Enter Exclusive Agreement to License Dow’s Foamed Films Patent...

Dow Performance Packaging, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, and MuCell Extrusion LLC, a 100% subsidiary of Zotefoams plc, announced that MuCell will exclusively license Dow’s Thin Foamed Films Patent family, using MuCell innovative Foaming technology to create physically foamed films for all film applications. This contract will further...

Company name: Zotefoams
Published On: Tuesday August 07th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Plasticomp Introduces Translucent Long Fibre Compound for Structural Applications

PlastiComp has reached a compounding breakthrough in a translucent, long-fibre reinforced compound."Moulded structural parts with translucent qualities lead to unique applications that require strength and optical transparency", said Dr. Raj Mathur, Vice President & Director, Technology & Business Development.According to PlastiComp, this...

Company name: Plasticomp
Published On: Wednesday August 08th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
RAMPF at Bondexpo and Fakuma fall trade shows

At the 2012 Bondexpo and Fakuma trade shows this fall, RAMPF Dosiertechnik, manufacturer of low-pressure mixing and dispensing systems for processing reaction resin systems, will be showcasing a plant engineering highlight – in the form of a compact, space-saving DC-RS250 robot dispensing cell that integrates the latest KUKA small robot, the KUKA...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Saturday August 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Olympics deal helps Watts rack up profit

Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes may have won Great Britain’s fifth gold medal but a Gloucestershire firm is also giving other cyclists at the Olympic Games support.Watts Urethane Products Ltd has supplied more than 100 cycle racks to the Olympic Park and its approaches.The manufacturing company is part of county-based Watts of Lydney...

Company name: Watts Urethane Products
Published On: Tuesday August 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulation company Kingspan snaps up two rivals for €100m

Cavan-based insulation maker Kingspan has agreed to pay close to €100m to buy two rivals.The company said that it will pay €65m to acquire the insulation panels business of ThyssenKrupp Steel. That purchase will double the size of Kingspan's annual panels sales on mainland Europe to more than €600m.Kingspan is also making its first manufacturing...

Company name: Kingspan Insulation
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Tempur-Pedic® Opens Premiere Flagship Retail Store

Tempur-Pedic International Inc., the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, announced today that its premiere retail store — the very first of its kind — is now open. Conceived to immerse consumers in the brand experience in a way not possible before, this first Tempur-Pedic® flagship store...

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Achieving the unachievable: Polyurethane advancements in sport technology

100 years ago, in 1912, no human had ever run the 100 metre sprint in under ten seconds. At this year’s Olympics, 7 competitors in the men’s 100 metres achieved this feet. These vast improvements in many high-performance sports are due in part to rigorous training and diet regimes and modern performance tracking machinery. However, sports surfaces...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Maryland Packaging Manufacturer Enhances Custom Foam Packaging Capabilities

Foam holds a very prominent place in the world. It is a virtually ubiquitous commodity in industries everywhere, and for that reason RBL Industries, a packaging manufacturer based in Maryland, has doubled its efforts when it comes to providing custom foam packaging on a higher level.As President of RBL Industries, Bob Lipsky explains, “You can find...

Company name: RBL Industries
Published On: Tuesday August 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> MINING CONSOLIDATION
PU would make deep mining safer

With the future of mining in Sudbury dependent on finding ways to extract ore from deeper underground, a local invention offers hope that it can, one day, be done safer, cheaper and more quickly.The Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization – CAMIRO – is developing a spray-on liner that would take the place of the shotcrete and screens...

Company name: The Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CATHETER
Teleflex Introduces New ARROW® FlexTip Plus® Closed Tip, Multi-Port Epidural Catheter

Teleflex Incorporated announced today the launch of the new Arrow FlexTip Plus Multi-Port epidural catheter, which is based on the same proven technology of the market-leading1 Arrow FlexTip Plus Single-Port catheter. This follows the new device’s recent 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FlexTip Plus Multi-Port...

Company name: Teleflex
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Fenner buys Scandinavian PU hose maker

Fenner Advanced Sealing Technologies, a Houston plastics and elastomeric components maker, has recently acquired a Florida-based company.Fenner Advanced Sealing, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Fenner Plc, has purchased Daytona, Fla.-based American Industrial Plastics, valued at $3.8 million.AIP develops precision machined products for the oil and gas,...

Company name: Fenner Advanced Sealing Technologies
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
Industrial Vacuum Hose – Rugged and Chemical Resistant

Flexaust introduces a family of all-purpose industrial vacuum hose offered in two materials for a wide range of fluid handling, ventilation and material handling or evacuation applications.Flexaust® MG-Series Vacuum Hose is flexible, lightweight and chemical resistant, making it suitable for a variety of commercial and industrial applications....

Company name: Flexaust
Published On: Thursday August 09th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Electrolube Opens New Office in India

Electrolube, pioneers in materials manufacture for the electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries, has announced the opening of a new office in India to service increasing market demand more effectively. The new warehouse and technical sales facility will be based in Bangalore, situated close to the major electronics...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
Repi opens new manufacturing plant in the USA

The Italian colour dispersion and additive manufacturer Repi has completed the construction of its new manufacturing plant in Dallas, NC, USA.Repi says the 4,000 m2 (43,057 ft2) production facility is now operative and is the second step of its expansion plan started in 2004, when a lab and a small blending unit was started in an industrial complex...

Company name: REPI SpA
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
SPE and SPI to cooperate on Antec 2013, 2014 and 2015

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) have reached an agreement that will attract more corporate exhibitors and sponsors, and increase attendance at the next three annual SPE Antec conferences, the associations announced.The agreement combines SPE's expertise as organiser of plastics technical...

Company name: the Society of Plastics Engineers
Published On: Friday August 10th, 2012

 
Rigifoam introduces new logo and slogan

The South African manufacturer of PU and PIR slabstock foam Rigifoam (Pty) Ltd. has launched a new logo that depicts the benzene ring, being a basic raw material in the manufacture of the company's main product, and is supported by the new slogan “Superior Rigid Foam Products”.Rigifoam was founded in the year 2000, operating out of a 600 m2...

Company name: Rigifoam
Published On: Saturday August 11th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Robin Farver joins INTECH Equipment & Supply

We are very excited to announce that Robin Farver has joined Intech Equipment & Supply as Regional Sales Manger. Robin brings with her 8 years experience working in the Spray Foam Market. She has worked for several leading foam manufacturers and has been certified by both Gusmer and Graco for equipment.Robin has spent the last 8 years acquiring...

Company name: Intech Equipment & Supply
Published On: Sunday August 12th, 2012

 
Michelman Strengthens Commitment to Indian Market with Addition of India Country Manager

Michelman has hired Mr. Manoj Deorukhkar as its new India Country Manager, a newly created position at the company. Mr. Deorukhkar will be responsible for oversight of all of the company’s business units within the country – Paper & Corrugated; Flexible Packaging; Chemical Specialties; and Fibers and Composites. His hiring is a key development...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Tuesday August 07th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FOAM COMPATIBILIZERS / STABILIZERS
NPE-free emulsifiers for water-blown polyurethane spray foam

Alkylethoxylate alcohols or mixtures of alkyl alcohol ethoxylate with an average HLB value between 10 and 15 as compatibilizers for water blown polyurethane foam formulations that are substantially free of nonylphenol ethoxylates are disclosed. The HLB is defined as the mass percent of average structure of the compatibilizer that is hydrophilic,...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Tetrafluorobutene blowing agent compositions for polyurethane foams

A blowing agent for thermosetting foams is disclosed. The blowing agent is 2,4,4,4-tetrafluorobutene-1 alone or in combination with a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO), hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), hydrochlorofluoroolefin (HCFO), or a hydrocarbon. The blowing agent is effective as a blowing agent in the manufacture of thermosetting foams.

Company name: Arkema Inc
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Lignin based polyol from black liquor and glycerine

A composition of waste glycerol and black liquor is disclosed. The composition is separated into two layers: the polyol layer and the aqueous layer. The polyol layer may be reacted with an isocyanate producing polyurethane foam, a polyurethane plastic or other polyurethane material. The glycerol contains one or more of the following compounds in...

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polyether polyol, rigid polyurethane foam and processes for production thereof

Highly-functionalized, low-viscosity polyether polyols are obtained by dehydration condensation reaction of alcohols. The polyether polyols are obtained by dehydration condensation of glycerin and monohydric and/or dihydric alcohol with the glycerin percentage being more than 50 mol % relative to 100 mol % of the total of the glycerin and alcohol....

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Sunday August 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanate manufacture

The present invention encompasses the finding that improvements can be achieved in manufacture of isocyanates through the use of a substitute for or a precursor of phosgene. Methods and compositions utilized in accordance with the present invention can be useful in situations in which it is difficult to use phosgene, and in particular gaseous...

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Two-component urethane resin composition for polishing pad, polyurethane polishing pad, and method...

The present invention relates to a two-component urethane resin composition for a polishing pad including a base resin containing an isocyanate group-terminated urethane prepolymer (A) and a curing agent containing an isocyanate group reactive compound (B), and characterized in that the prepolymer (A) is a prepolymer having an isocyanate group...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive useful for installing vehicle windows providing rapid drive away time

In one embodiment, the invention is a composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional polyether based prepolymers having a polydispersity of less than about 2.5 determined by Gel Permeation Chromatography at a Mp of >1000; b) one or more plasticizers in sufficient amount that the composition can be pumped and applied to a substrate at...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating compositions for glass substrates

The present invention relates to an aqueous polyurethane coating composition comprising: 1) 1 to 99 wt. % of the reaction product of: a) a polyol component, which is soluble or dispersible in water and is the reaction product of a polyisocyanate component containing 50 to 100 wt. % of an aliphatic diisocyanate, a polyol component containing one or...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INKS
Curable solid ink compositions

A curable solid ink composition including a curable component, a non-curable component including an ethoxylated octylphenol derivative, a photoinitiator, and a colorant. The curable solid ink composition has a viscosity in the range of less than 10 cPs at 90.degree. C., a shrinkage value of less than 3%, and a superior curing rate compared to...

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Fuzzy cotton seeds comprising an aqueous polyurethane coating

Fuzzy cotton seeds with an aqueous polyurethane dispersion are provided which have a smooth and non-sticky surface. Said coated seeds have at the same time a sufficient hardness for use in machine-seeding and possess also excellent germination properties.

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethanes and use thereof

The invention relates to polyurethanes that can be obtained by reacting a prepolymer based on diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) with compounds that have NCO-reactive groups, and to use thereof.

Company name: Baule
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Bioactive macromers and hydrogels and methods for producing same

The invention concerns macromers, having a molecular weight of at least 2 kDa, comprising at least one unit of the formula P-(protein-P).sub.n, wherein: P is selected from polyethylene glycol (PEG), alginate, polyurethane, and polyvinyl alcohol; protein comprises at least one bis-cysteine matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-sensitive peptide; and n is...

Company name: University of Pennsylvania
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Hair care compositions

Hair care compositions are disclosed which comprise a silicone polyurethane polymer, an ester, and a fluorosilicone. The compositions are useful for improving color retention of artificially colored hair.

Company name: Avon Products
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FOAMS
High resilience foams

A high resilience (HR) polyurethane foam comprising the reaction product of (1) at least one polyisocyanate comprising at least about 5 weight percent of at least one methylene diphenyl diisocyanate isomer, derivative or a combination thereof and (2) an admixture of at least one natural oil based polyol and at least one additional polyol which is...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
Cement compositions comprising particulate foamed elastomers and associated methods

Methods of subterranean cementing involving cement compositions comprising particulate foamed elastomers and associated methods are provided. In one embodiment, the cement composition comprises a hydraulic cement, a particulate foamed elastomer, and an aqueous fluid. In one embodiment, the particulate foamed elastomer may comprise polyurethane...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday August 12th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foam

A process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam includes reacting a polyol mixture (X) with a polyisocyanate compound. The polyol mixture (X) includes a polyol (A), a polyol (B), and a monool (D). The reaction is in the presence of a dioctyltin dilaurate as a urethane-forming catalyst, a blowing agent, and the like. The polyol (A) is a...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Polyurethane floor finishes with hybrid performance

VOC-compliant aqueous polyurethane floor coating compositions and components are provided. Embodiments include at least one organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg under ambient conditions and a viscosity of less than 60 cps for at least three hours after being formed. The coating compositions exhibit application...

Company name: Ecolab
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Paint compositions, a method of finish-painting and painted objects

Disclosed is a finish paint composition having a hydroxyl group containing resin (A) comprising a hydroxyl group value of 80 to 220 mgKOH/g, a glass transition temperature of -50.degree. or above but below 0.degree. C., and 25 to 55 mass% of units of 4-hydroxybutyl (meth)acrylate origin, a hydroxyl group containing resin (B) with a hydroxyl group...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Structured film and articles made therefrom

Solar energy collection assemblies comprising a surface structured polyurethane layer. The structured polyurethane layer includes a cross-linkable reaction mixture and at least one UV stabilizer. The cross-linkable reaction mixture includes a polyol, a polyisocyanate and optionally a catalyst.

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
Water-sensitive film containing thermoplastic polyurethanes

A film that contains a thermoplastic polyurethane and water-soluble polymer is provided. The film is both elastic and water-sensitive (e.g., water-soluble, water-dispersible, etc.) in that it loses its integrity over time in the presence of water. The dual attributes of elasticity and water-sensitivity may be achieved by reducing the tendency of...

Company name: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane composition with high insulation resistance

Flame retardant compositions that include a thermoplastic polyurethane, a metal hydrate flame retardant and a phosphorus-based flame retardant are provided. The compositions are characterized by good flame retardant properties, as well as high insulation resistance.

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus

Provided is a developing roller in which: even when the roller is stored under a high-temperature, high-humidity environment over a long period of time, bleeding is suppressed; and the fusion of toner to its surface upon repeated output of images under low temperature and low humidity is suppressed. The developing roller includes: a mandrel; an...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
TPU / Foam jaw pad

A protective pad for a sports helmet having a shell for covering at least part of the head of a wearer, the pad including a first resilient shock absorbing member of plastic such as thermoplastic polyurethane, the first member having a sheet portion with a plurality of hollow protrusions, tapering side walls of the protrusions extending...

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Shoe with ventilation system

A shoe comprising upper, bottom fixed to the upper, ventilation system and insole disposed above the bottom and obtained by injection molding of polyurethane foam. The ventilation system is integrated inside the insole in such a way not to interfere with the bottom and with an outsole that must be applied under the bottom.

Company name: Gruppo Meccaniche Luciani
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> SOY BASED POLYOLS
Preparation and Characterization of Sustainable Polyurethane Foams from Soybean Oils

Polyol derived from soybean oil was made from crude soybean oil by epoxidization and hydroxylation. Soy-based polyurethane (PU) foams were prepared by the in-situ reaction of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) polyurea prepolymer and soy-based polyol. A free-rise method was developed to prepare the sustainable PU foams for use in automotive and...

Company name: University of Toronto
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea Linings and Cold Wall Effect

Cold Wall Effect is a condition that can exist in structures such as tanks, vessels, buildings, and other structures that have coatings/linings applied on areas where their opposite sides have a temperature lower than the face of the side that is being coated/lined. In other words, when there is a thermal gradient between one side of a contained...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Migrating components in a polyurethane laminating adhesive identified using gas chromatography/mass...

Plastics are increasingly used as packaging materials for pharmaceuticals. However, diffusion of compounds in plastic into drugs may endanger patients' health. Regulatory authorities therefore demand detailed information about leachable compounds in plastics. Here we identify migrating components of a sterilization-resistant polyurethane (PUR)...

Company name: University Duisburg-Essen
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Assessment of exposure to TDI and MDI during polyurethane foam production in Poland using integrated...

The aim of this study was to develop an optimal strategy for the assessment of inhalation exposure to isocyanates such as TDI and MDI in the production of polyurethane foam by integration of theoretical and experimental data. ECETOC TRA and EASE predictive models were used to determine the estimated levels of exposure to isocyanates. The results of...

Company name: Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Published On: Monday August 13th, 2012

 
 

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