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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Fire retardant legislation: Will it spark changes in furniture/foam bedding products?

There is renewed debate about the safety of fire retardant chemicals used in mattresses and foam furniture cushions. At issue: Ensuring that these products meet fire safety standards versus any potential health risks associated with the flame retardant chemicals used for them to meet those standards.The long-term implications aren’t clear; changes...

Company name: Cargill
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> SOY BASED POLYOLS
Biorefinery Makes Use of Every Bit of a Soybean

The corn industry produces almost 4,000 products from every bushel. Oil refineries produce fuels and ingredients for an estimated 6,000 products with a thoroughness that actually squeezes 44 gallons of products from every 42-gallon barrel of crude.Scientists have just unveiled new technology intended to move soybeans, second only to corn as the top...

Company name: Michigan State University
Published On: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
BASF Announces TDI Increase

Effective September 15, 2012, or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all Lupranate® TDI products by $0.08 per pound.An allocation of 50% of the previous 8 month purchases or contracted monthly volumes will be in effect from August 15th – August 31st and from September 1st – 15th

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Scott Bader Asia Pacific to exhibit new products

Scott Bader will feature several new products being introduced for the first time to Chinese composites manufacturing companies at China Composites 2012.This includes their new range of 1:1 ratio primer-less Crestabond® M7 methacrylate structural adhesives, Crystic® U1131T a new hand lay-up ATH filled fire retardant unsaturated polyester resin...

Company name: Scott Bader
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS>> FOAM INSULATION
Fomo Products’ Handi-Foam® Approved for Residential Duct Work

Fomo Products’ Handi-Foam® E84 Class 1 low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation has been evaluated for use in residential duct work applications by the ICC Evaluation Service. Additionally, Handi-Foam E84 low pressure SPF was tested in accordance to NFPA 286 in a simulated end-use configuration, meaning the product can be left exposed...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coatings market study: Europe ranks second after Asia Pacific

According to an upcoming study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi, & Growney, global consumption of coatings in 2012 is projected to come in at 67 billion pounds worth USD 120 billion. Volume has bounced back from the recession year of 2009 with the Asia-Pacific region leading the way. However, growth in 2012 slowed owing to global and local...

Company name: Kusumgar, Nerlfi, & Growney
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Tips for Selecting a Flooring System at Military Maintenance Hangar Projects

When the military needs a maintenance hangar floor coated with epoxy and polyurethane, contractors tend to get excited because of the size of these facilities. It’s not unusual for the hangar decks to be between 40,000 and 200,000 square feet in size. These types of projects can be very profitable when managed correctly and add a very impressive...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
Concrete Coating Curing Tips for Hot Weather

The dog days of summer are upon us, and we all must remember that the higher temperatures and humidity can dramatically change the way our coatings behave. I know what you are saying: “I know all of this, I have been putting down coating for years.” That’s true, and so have I, but every now and then I’m still surprised at how fast a coating cures...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LINERS
Secondary Containment Liner for Oil and Gas Company uses Polyurea

When the Regional Manager for a gas and oil transfer facility needed to upgrade their containment dikes he knew he wanted to use a polyurea liner. He had just recently heard about polyurea at a meeting he attended but had no idea who to contact.After an extensive search, he determined that Mid-America Coating Systems was the right choice. Not only...

Company name: Mid-America Coating Systems
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Dudley Primeaux To Host Polyurea Technical Forum on Leading Industry Web Portal

Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, polymer chemist and renowned proponent of spray polyurea technology, holding status as inventor in over 20 polyurea technology patents, has announced he will join Polyurea.com as the senior moderator for their technical forums. Primeaux will also host a new forum called “Ask Dudley - Polyurea Q&A,” a technical forum...

Company name: Polyurea.com
Published On: Tuesday August 21st, 2012

 
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Revises Evaluation Report for Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Why use two products when one will do the job? Bayer MaterialScience LLC revised its International Code Council Evaluation Service Report (ESR) 2072. An ESR lets architects, specifiers, contractors and most importantly, building inspectors, know that a product meets all required life safety and building codes. Bayer's revised ESR 2072 has five...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Sustainability and safety are key

Currently Henkel is building a 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Upon completion, the new Henkel factory will be the largest adhesives factory in the world with an estimated annual production of 428,000 tons....

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Alchemie introduces new Impact Resistant PU

Alchemie have recently introduced a polyurethane system which affords the user superbimpact resistance and thin section strength. The new material PU3604 is a twocomponent 1:1 ratio resin, with low oudor and very low viscosity. It iscurrently available in fast and slow curing versions to allow both small (thinsection) and large castings to be...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
Potting Compound is quick, convenient and easy to use

Epoxies, Etc. introduces a low density potting foam that cures fast.The 20-2028 is a light weight (11 pounds per cubic foot), closed cell liquid urethane foaming resin system for potting and encapsulating.One of the things that make it stand out is its convenience factor. It has an easy 1:1 mix ratio, has a demolding time of 10 minutes, and is...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Alliance Polymers and Services offers some of world's softest TPUs

What is claimed to be the world’s softest TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethane) is now available to North American customers from Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC. APS is the continent’s leading full-service provider and technical support resource for TPEs and TPUs.According to company sources, the award winning, the Elastollan® Soft Series is...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
PU machinery for lightweight composite parts and quality surfaces

The Munich-based KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH will present machine technology and process solutions for manufacturing high quality surfaces and lightweight components at PU China from 18 – 20 September 2012 in Shenzhen, booth number 900. The company offers all services along the process chain and for complete process planning from a single...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Tuesday August 21st, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Cordless Sprayers Handle Heavy Coatings

Graco Inc. has rolled out two new heavy-duty, cordless, handheld, airless sprayers designed for high-performance epoxies, polyurethanes and other protective coatings in industrial and marine applications.The battery-powered, portable XForce HD and ProShot HD are built for the toughest coatings and allow fast application of a single-coat,...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
New benefits for Kingspan website visitors

Kingspan Insulation has added a two new features to its popular website, helping to streamline the process of finding and purchasing the right Kingspan products for your project.Specifying the correct product and thickness of insulation required has always been problematical with online U-value calculators where the potential to obtain misleading...

Company name: Kingspan
Published On: Tuesday August 21st, 2012

 
Airports can avoid high energy bills with foam insulation

Airports are considered one of the busiest locales in any city due to the constant flow of passengers and cargo leaving and arriving at any given time.Weather plays a significant role in travel plan and operations. Flight delays can leave passengers stranded at airports overnight, and may force them to miss their chances to visit friends and...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> TROMMEL
Innovative self-driven trommel in action

At this year’s Electra Mining Africa the Multotec Group will showcase pro- cess and materials handling equipment, services and technical know-how as well as existing, new and value-added technology.The group will be exhibiting from a 220 m2 indoor stand in hall 6 as well as an outside stand adjacent to this hall featuring several working...

Company name: Multotec
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> BOLLARDS
Bollards HQ Emphasises The Types of Bollards

Bollards HQ, the leading online resource for barrier needs, emphasises the types of barriers. The company had given an introductory guide to the various types of bollard on the market today.As an introduction, the speaksperson of BollardsHQ said :“The main function of Bollards is to provide an open barrier to separate pedestrians from vehicles....

Company name: Bollards HQ
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> DECORATIVE MOULDINGS
Life-Sized Orca Whale Display Models Demonstrate Versatility of Innovative Polymers Polyurethanes

The world's largest models of Orca whales were unveiled recently in Tulalip, a small town and Indian reservation north of Seattle. The 18-foot and 23-foot long whales were created using a spray-applied, rigid polyurethane specially developed by Innovative Polymers, for fast, efficient replication of the Orcas' enormous skin surface.The unique...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Polyurethane Wheels handle loads up to 7,200 lb

New Ultralast(TM) wheels from premium caster, wheel, and trailer manufacturer Hamilton Caster are built to last-even under heavy loads and with continuous, higher-speed use. The industrial wheels are made from new polyurethane material enabling them to roll more smoothly and easily with loads up to 7,200 pounds.Recommended for continuous duty,...

Company name: Hamilton Caster
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Delcam CRISPIN launches Learning Zone for footwear CADCAM

Delcam CRISPIN has introduced a Learning Zone within its www.delcam-crispin.com website. This includes videos introducing the company’s various design and manufacturing software programs for the footwear industry and demonstrating the latest enhancements in the 2012 versions, a range of brochures detailing the benefits of using CADCAM for footwear...

Company name: Delcam CRISPIN
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
BASF expands center of competence for adhesive coatings

BASF expanded its coating center recently by adding a tailor-made and flexible laboratory coating and laminating facility. The new coater facilitates the development of adhesive systems for flexible packaging, labels, tapes and functional film coatings. It increases the capacity for customer tests and speeds up the development of new products as...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
Kanaflex to expand

A Vernon Hills company will be expanding. The village board on Tuesday approved site revisions to allow for a substantial addition at Kanaflex Corp., 875 Woodlands Parkway in the Corporate Woods business park. The company, which manufactures large piping products, will add about 98,000 square feet of space to its existing 57,000-square-foot...

Company name: Kanaflex
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
Funding creates 66 new jobs

BUSINESS minister Mark Prisk visited a manufacturer that has won £1.1m from the Government regional growth fund (RGF). Harpscreen Ltd, in Haydock, which makes screening for the recycling, road building and quarrying sections, has also unlocked £3.3m of private investment as part of the project. It makes woven wire mesh screening, as well as rubber...

Company name: Harpscreen
Published On: Friday August 24th, 2012

 
Polydeck Screen Corporation expanding operations in Spartanburg County

Polydeck Screen Corporation, a producer of systems for materials screening operations in the aggregate, coal and mining industries, today announced that the company will expand its current operations in Spartanburg County. The $7 million investment is expected to generate 32 new jobs. “Polydeck chose Spartanburg County as the location for its...

Company name: Polydeck Screen
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CPI Announces Finalists for 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced the finalists for the 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Boral Composites, Inc., Huntsman and Reverdia are this year’s finalists for the coveted Polyurethane Innovation Award and are each being recognized for their forward thinking advancements...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Tuesday August 21st, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Change of leadership at Freudenberg

Dr. Peter Bettermann, 65, who has been Speaker of the Management Board and general partner of Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft for many years, has officially handed over responsibility to his successor, Dr. Mohsen Sohi, 53, on 1 July 2012. Following 18 years on the Management Board, Bettermann has gone into retirement on 30 June 2012.The...

Company name: Freudenberg Group
Published On: Monday August 20th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
Cross-linked pigment dispersion based on polyurethane dispersants

The present disclosure provides an aqueous dispersion comprising a colorant and a polyurethane dispersant, wherein said polyurethane dispersant is comprised of a polymer having a cross-linkable moiety, wherein the cross-linkable moiety is cross-linked with a cross-linking agent.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Process for producing polyesteretherols

The present invention relates to a novel process for producing polyesteretherols via alkoxylation of polyesterols, and also to the use of the polyesteretherols for producing polyurethanes.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biobased polyol cross-linkers for use in preparing polyesters and reversible polyurethanes

Biobased multifunctional cross-linking polyols that can be used in preparing polyesters and in polyurethane applications, and methods of making them are described.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyols based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids

The present invention relates to polyester polyols based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids or derivatives thereof and to the use of the polyester polyols for producing polyurethanes.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Hydrophilic polyisocyanate compositions based on phosphate esters

The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one (poly)isocyanate and at least one surfactant comprising an amino acid and a mixture of compounds of formulae (I) and (II) wherein i and j independently represent 0 or 1; and R.sub.1 et R.sub.2 are identical or different and independently represent a hydrocarbonated chain. Said mixture...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Silylated polyurethane compositions and adhesives therefrom

A silylated polyurethane composition containing polyester based polyurethane prepolymer. The silylated polyurethane composition when partially silylated is especially useful for pressure sensitive adhesives where it imparts superior adhesive and cohesive performance thereto.

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyoxazolidone resins

An epoxy oxazolidone including the reaction product of (a) a divinylarene dioxide, and (b) an excess of a polyisocyanate to provide an epoxy oxazolidone composition; wherein the composition has an oxazolidone selectivity of greater than 40% relative to the total of the carbonyl compounds; a process for making the epoxy oxazolidone; and a curable...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
Conveyance receiver for honeycomb formed article, and conveyance apparatus and conveyance method...

There is provided a conveyance receiver 1 having a bottom face 6 formed in parallel with the conveyance path to abut against the conveyance path and a support face 7 formed to match a shape of an outer periphery 5 of the honeycomb formed article 4. The support face 7 is made of a cured porous polyurethane resin material having a Shore D hardness Hs...

Company name: NGK Insulators
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Bio-based polyurethane dispersion compositions and methods

The disclosure relates to water-dispersible polyurethane polymers as well as related polyurethane dispersion (PUD) compositions including the same, methods of making the same, methods of using the same, and articles coated with the same. The water-dispersible polyurethane polymer includes hydrophobic oligomeric polyether soft segments that include...

Company name: Eastern Michigan University
Published On: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

 
FOAMS
Process for preparing a polyurethane foam

The invention relates to a process for preparing a polyurethane foam, wherein a polyether polyol and a polyisocyanate are reacted in the presence of: a blowing agent; of from 1 to 30 ppmw, based on the polyether polyol, of metals derived from a composite metal cyanide complex catalyst; and of from 0.5 to 100 ppmw, based on the polyether polyol, of...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a process for producing flexible polyurethane foams by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups in the presence of c) blowing agents, wherein the component b) comprises at least one polyether carbonate polyol bi) which can be prepared by...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Cushioned absorbent mat

A cushioned, absorbent article such as a mat including a layer of absorbent, quick-drying woven textile material, a layer of viscoelastic polyurethane foam material having an open cell structure, the layer of foam material being glued and sewed to the layer of woven textile material to form a textile and foam assembly and typcially a rubberized...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Process for applying a shatterproof coating to the surface of a glass item

This invention relates to a process for applying a shatterproof coating to the surface of a glass item, comprising the following steps: (a) applying, on at least one portion of the surface of a glass item, a polymerisable composition comprising (i) a resin selected from the group consisting of polyurethane resins, polyester resins, acrylic resins,...

Company name: Bormioli Luigi
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
Insulating coating composition and an insulated wire, and a coil formed using the same

An insulating coating composition that improves lubricity without reduction of the varnish adhesion strength and an insulated wire using the insulating coating composition, and a coil using the insulated wire are provided. An insulating coating composition comprises a polyamide-imide resin, which is obtained through a synthetic reaction of...

Company name: Hitachi Magnet Wire
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
Method for forming multilayer coating film

This invention offers a method for forming multilayer coating film by successively applying onto a coating object a water-based first coloring paint, water-based second coloring paint and clear paint, and simultaneously baking the resultant first coloring coating film, second coloring coating film and clear coating film, in which the water-based...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Honeycomb sandwich panels and the use of a two component polyurethane adhesive in the manufacture...

The present invention relates to the manufacturing of honeycomb sandwich panels. Particularly a two component polyurethane adhesive having a Polyol P1 with a bisphenol-A or bisphenol-F moiety in its structure, a polyester or polyether Polyol P2, a heat-activated polyurethane catalyst CA and a polyisocyanate PI. The adhesive is remarkably well...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminate containing a silylated polyurethane adhesive composition

A laminate includes a backing material coated with an adhesive composition. The adhesive composition includes a cured silylated polyurethane composition derived from polyester based polyurethane prepolymer. The silylated polyurethane composition when partially silylated is especially useful for pressure sensitive adhesives where it imparts superior...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Flexible article and method of forming the article

A flexible article includes a layer of a thermoplastic polyurethane composition including a plasticizer present at up to about 50.0% by weight of the total weight of the composition. The thermoplastic polyurethane composition has a shore A durometer of not greater than about 80. A method of making a flexible article includes combining a...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> PRODUCTION
Device for processing rapid polymeric reaction systems

The invention relates to a device for machine-based processing of rapid polymeric reaction systems, particularly polyurethane systems, wherein a rapid formula change is possible with simultaneously low raw material consumption. The device according to the invention further requires little space, allowing for operation in a standing flue, for...

Company name: Bayer Material Science
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Dual cured castable polyurea system for use in golf balls

Compositions for golf balls that include polyurea linkages and that are crosslinked in the soft segments of the polymer backbone. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which are based on a polyurea have improved crosslink density from the crosslinking between the soft, unsaturated segments of the polymer backbone. The curative blend...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING>> TRANSPORT AND PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
Metal transport frame, base and workstation for panoramic dental x-ray machine

A combined transport frame, base, and workstation for holding a panoramic dental X-ray machine. A weighted metal base is structured with fork-lift receiving pallet-type openings. A hinge installed in the tall column enables the column to be pivoted down for shipping and storage to fit under normal doorways. High impact polyurethane panels are...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
BIODEGRADABILITY
Biodegradable polyurethane plastic using phosphorus pentoxide

A biodegradable polyurethane plastic is provided. The biodegradable polyurethane plastic includes biodegradable polyurethane impregnated with a phosphorus-containing additive, wherein the additive includes phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5), and the additive is coated with natural oil. The biodegradable polyurethane plastic has excellent physical...

Company name: Dongah Chemical
Published On: Thursday August 23rd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Effects of vinyl isocyanate coupling agent on the tensile properties of Kraft fiber-unsaturated...

A vinyl isocyanate (VI) synthesized from toluene diisocyanate and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate was used as a novel coupling agent to obtain strong chemical interfacial adhesion and therefore, improve the tensile properties of Kraft fiber-reinforced unsaturated polyester (UPE) composites. Results characterized by fourier transform infrared...

Company name: Northeast Forestry University
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Deblocking of the water-soluble isophorone diisocyanate blocked by sodium bisulfite and its...

A water-soluble and low stimulation sodium bisulfite blocked isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) has been prepared. The blocking and deblocking of the blocked IPDI is observed by hot-stage Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer. The experimental results reveal that IPDI is successfully blocked by sodium bisulfite and the blocked IPDI can...

Company name: Hefei University of Technology
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Sol–gel derived hybrid coatings as an environment friendly surface treatment for corrosion...

Sol–gel derived organic inorganic hybrid coatings are effective corrosion protective systems for metals. They offer an excellent adhesion to metal as well as to the subsequent coat via strong covalent bond and a three dimensional network of –Si–O–Si– linkages which helps to retard the penetration of corrosive medium through the coating. Unlike...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Comparative Study of the Quantity of Volatile Organic Compounds in Water-Based Paint and...

The concern about the environmental impacts generated in the production of goods and services has increased last decades. The industry has used paints and varnishes in the manufacturing process have been pressed to improve air pollution prevention. Thus, the present work aims to identify the quantitative differences of VOC's and analyze the effect...

Company name: Universidade de Taubaté
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Effects of size and surface modification of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mechanical properties...

Polyurethanes/multi-walled carbon nanotube (PU/CNT) composites were prepared with a help of ultrasonically dispersing CNT in the traditional procedure of synthesizing polyurethane. In this case, the various loading levels, sizes and surface-modified groups were considered to regulate the mechanical performances of the PU/CNT nanocomposites....

Company name: Northeast Normal University
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
Failure of a novel silicone–polyurethane copolymer (Optim™) to prevent implantable...

The purpose of this study was to determine if Optim™, a unique copolymer of silicone and polyurethane, protects Riata ST Optim and Durata implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads (SJM, St Jude Medical Inc., Sylmar, CA, USA) from abrasions that cause lead failure.Methods and resultsWe searched the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's)...

Company name: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Published On: Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Preparation and properties of molded blends of wheat gluten and cationic water-borne polyurethanes

Cationic water-borne polyurethanes (CWPU) were prepared and blended with wheat gluten (WG) in aqueous dispersion. The freeze-dried blend powders of WG/CWPU were thermally compression-molded into sheets. The tensile strength of the WG/CWPU blends decreased with increasing CWPU content, showing a relationship between the composition of the sheets and...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
Polyurethanes from soybean oil, aromatic, and cycloaliphatic diamines by nonisocyanate route

Polyurethanes were prepared via a nonisocyanate route, by reacting carbonated soybean oil (CSBO) with aromatic and cycloaliphatic diamines. Nonisocyanate polyurethanes prepared form CSBO and aliphatic diamines have relatively low tensile strength and one of the possible ways to increase strength and rigidity is to use diamines with rigid aromatic...

Company name: Pittsburg State University
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
Triaryl-1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-triones (Isocyanurates) Peripherally Functionalized by Donor Groups:...

The linear optical (LO) and nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of a series of isocyanurates functionalized by donor arms at the periphery are reported herein. These octupolar derivatives were obtained in a straightforward way from commercial isocyanate derivatives and were fully characterized. Although several of these compounds are known, those...

Company name: Université de Rennes 1
Published On: Monday August 27th, 2012

 
 

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