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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Evonik at CPI 2012

During the upcoming CPI 2012 in Atlanta, GA we will highlight the following products: Rigid Foam - Additives for PIR Systems TEGOSTAB® B 84506 - Potent surfactant, especially excellent for use in cyclo/iso-pentane systems at lowered surfactant usage levels TEGOSTAB® B 84504 – Designed for use at lower surfactant levels and provides an excellent...

Company name: Evonik Tego Chemie
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Evonik to present Technical seminars at CPI 2012

During the upcoming CPI Evonik´s business line Comfort & Insulation is represented by several technical contributions. Our technical service representatives will report on recent technical developments in polyurethane additives.September 24th, 2012 Optimized silicone surfactant for the manufacture of flame retarded foams, 4:30 pm, Flexible foam...

Company name: Evonik Comfort & Insulation
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Thermoplastic Extrusion Enhanced with Specialty Lubricants

Thermoplastic extrusion applications are being improved with external lubricants used on the dies or nozzles shaping extruded products. With Huron Technologies' release agents precise color and consistent surface quality products can be delivered. At the same time, release agents also protect the nozzles or dies being used and allow quick, easy...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Saturday September 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Isoexter, aromatic polyester polyols, effective October 1, 2012

Effective October 1, 2012, or as contracts will allow, COIM USA will increase the prices of its Isoexter, aromatic polyester polyols, within North and Central America up to 7% depending on grade. This increase is in response to escalating raw materials prices.

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
IMCD Spain enters partnership with DSM for its range of coating resins

IMCD Spain announced on 4 September 2012 that it has entered into an agreement with DSM for the distribution of its coating resins products for Spain. IMCD will distribute DSM’s range of coating resins exclusively in the architectural coatings, industrial coatings, graphic arts and adhesives industries.For DSM this is very much in line with their...

Company name: IMCD
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Cytec to Promote Innovative UV Coating Technologies at Coatings Trends & Technologies Show

Cytec Industries announced today that it will exhibit its innovative UV technology for electronic applications and plastics at the Coatings Trends & Technologies 2012 show in Oakbrook, Illinois on September 11. Specifically, Cytec will focus on communicating the benefits and key features of the EBECRYL® UV resins and UCECOAT® water-based UV resins...

Company name: Cytec Industries
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> GELCOATS
FreiLacke releases Innovative Gelcoat for Vehicle Construction

A new gelcoat on the basis of an aliphatic polyurea system allows for an about 60 % lower layer thickness compared to conventional polyester gelcoats. Another advantage is its extraordinary good UV-stability.

Company name: FreiLacke
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Pexa appointed exclusive distributor for UK & Ireland for MCU Coatings

Pexa, the specialist materials supplier to the aerospace industry, recently announced its expansion into the energy and industrial Protective Coatings market. Its range of high performance surface coatings and treatments is highly suitable for protection and maintenance of the infrastructure related to the energy market. Including oil & gas...

Company name: Pexa
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Site Spray Foam Rehabs Alberta Commercial Roof with Spray Foam and Polyurea Roofing System

When a leaky roof was jeopardizing the electric system at a mechanic shop, Site Spray Foam was there to answer the call.“When it rained, they had some major issues causing power failure,” said Jeff Knappe, Owner of Site Spray Foam. With temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to below zero in St. Paul, it was imperative that the rotted areas of the...

Company name: Site Spray Foam
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Bayer MaterialScience releases a Spray Foam Contractor Accreditation Program

With the busy construction season in full swing, Bayer MaterialScience LLC has a new program that provides guidance, marketing, and sales assistance to contractors exhibiting the highest standards in safety and quality. The new Bayer Spray Foam Contractor Accreditation Program is rooted in safety and operational performance, with tiered benefit...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Chemie-Plast organizes thermoplastic technology day in cooperation with Huntsman Polyurethanes

A technology day focusing on the latest thermoplastic innovations will take place in mid September in Porta Westfalica, Germany, at the offices of Chemie-Plast – a leading plastics distribution house and a long-term partner to Huntsman Polyurethanes.The event, which is free to attend and open to individuals with a technical or commercial interest...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 05th, 2012

 
BASF unveils new solutions for thermoplastic polyurethanes at TPE TopCon 2012

BASF will showcase its newest thermoplastic polyurethanes at the 10th Annual Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference (TPE TopCon 2012) Sept. 10 to 12, at the Hilton Akron Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio. Visitors will learn about the company’s Elastollan® TPU portfolio – a versatile, high performance thermoplastic polyurethane that offers all-around...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
BASF SE : Thermoplastic polyurethanes research lab opens in the United States

BASF has opened a new research lab for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) in Wyandotte, Michigan. A multidisciplinary team of product developers, chemists and material scientists will work to discover new products for the American automotive, construction, sports and leisure industries. "Closeness to our American customers and fast and direct...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Ashby Cross Adhesive Dispensing Machine Features Automatic Meter, Mix & Dispense

Ashby Cross Company has introduced a new, fully automatic meter, mix, dispense machine for epoxies, silicones, and urethanes that produces small shots with high accuracy and repeatability and also stores up to 15 shot sizes.The Ashby Cross Model 1125 Variable Ratio IDS is a PLC-based automatic meter, mix, and dispense machine that handles filled or...

Company name: Ashby Cross
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
Non-Motorized Foam Cutter reduces jobsite noise and dust

Designed to provide insulation installers with a fast, easy, non-motorized cutting solution for rigid foam insulation sheeting, Bullet Tools will introduce its revolutionary Magnum Rigid Foam Cutter(TM) at this year's ICAA show in Dallas October 4-6.This new tool cuts precisely and quickly by allowing the user to simply push the insulation sheeting...

Company name: Bullet Tools
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> DISPENSING UNITS
Leading expertise in reactive and thermoplastic composites at KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei is focusing on innovative lightweight components for its appearance at the Composites Europe trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany (Hall 8b, Booth D47) and presenting its cross-process expertise in machine and process engineering. The company offers customers competent support from a single source throughout the entire project phase, from...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
A new educational model of school-enterprise cooperation in full operation: Bayer-Tongji...

With the vision to promote sustainable construction in China and enhance quality and safety standards, Bayer MaterialScience, the Bayer Science and Education Foundation, and Tongji University established in December 2011 the Bayer-Tongji Eco-Construction & Material Academy, the first of its kind in the field of construction and architecture...

Company name: Tongji University
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Deceuninck North America's INNERGY™ Rigid Thermal Reinforcements Named Most Innovative Window...

Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, is pleased to announce that the company's INNERGY™ Rigid Thermal Reinforcements were recognized by Window & Door Magazine with a 2012 Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Window Component of the Year. "At...

Company name: Deceuninck North America
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
BASF presents photovoltaic products at 27th EU PVSEC

BASF will be presenting its innovative products for the solar industry at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) from September 24 to 28, 2012. Visitors to Booth E 21 in Hall 3.0 at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition center can learn about the wide range of products for every link in the solar cell value chain....

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Innovative material solutions for wound care and medical technology

With its broad range of material solutions for medical technology, Bayer MaterialScience is a key contributor in this field. At Compamed 2012, the company will be showcasing a series of current developments at Stand H30 in Hall 08b. Focal areas will be wound treatment and the manufacture of medical devices. The range of materials includes...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Metso introduces new energy-saving PU roll cover for boardmaking

Metso has launched PressPolar, a new polyurethane roll cover for press rolls. The cover is suitable for large and highly loaded press rolls, mainly used in boardmaking. The PressPolar cover is designed to significantly reduce the energy consumption of roll drives in the press section.New polyurethane material offers low rolling resistanceThe roll...

Company name: Metso
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Bailey-Parks Urethane Launches New Website

Bailey-Parks Urethane launched a completely redesigned and revised website today. With streamlined navigation, an online quotation system and updated products and services listings, the new site makes it easier for Bailey-Parks customers to obtain estimates, ascertain the company’s capabilities and learn about the benefits of using polyurethane in...

Company name: Bailey-Parks Urethane
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
Alexandria Industries Bolsters Its Injection Molded Components Capabilities with Acquisition of...

Alexandria Industries today announced it has purchased the plastic injection equipment assets of a North Dakota-based manufacturer of injection molded components. This additional equipment complements and strengthens Alexandria Industries’ current capacity to engineer and manufacture close-tolerance plastic components and polyurethane products for...

Company name: Alexandria Industries
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
Mann + Hummel takes over Filter Manufacturer Bengbu Haoye in China - Business expansion in China

Strategic acquisition: MANN+HUMMEL expands its market presence in the Chinese Aftermarket with the acquisition of Bengbu Haoye. The filter manufacturer employs more than 500 people in the design, production and sale of filters and filter elements for the aftermarket and local OEMs.MANN+HUMMEL signed an agreement with Bengbu Haoye Filter Co., Ltd to...

Company name: Mann + Hummel
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
Flexible Foam Inc has eye on county land for possible expansion

To accommodate a possible expansion, officials of Flexible Foam Inc. put out feelers Tuesday about buying a small portion of property owned by Columbia County, on the site of the county’s health and human services building.Company officials met Tuesday morning with the County Board’s judiciary and property committee.The committee voted unanimously...

Company name: Flexible Foam
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
Dur-A-Flex® Expands West Coast Operations, Cites Sales Growth

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless flooring, today announced the relocation of its West Coast operations to Ontario, CA. The new facility, located at 3969 East Guasti Road, will accommodate expanded staff and product inventory, while providing cost and time savings for the company and its...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
Perstorp to strengthen distribution in Brazil

Following the overall review of Perstorp’s use of sales channels and the stronger focus by the Group on South American activities, we are happy to announce a new distribution agreement has been signed between Perstorp AB and Alcouro Comercial de Couros Ltda.As of this year, Alcouro is responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the tanning...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
Global PU Product Output Accounted to About 17.65 Mn Tons in 2011, Reports ResearchAndMarkets

Polyurethane is the general name for polymers including multiple carbamate groups (-NHCOO-) on main chain of a polymer structure; and its products comprise rigid & flexible PU foams, elastomer, coating, adhesive and fiber, etc.In 2011, global polyurethane product output approximated 17.65 million tons; rigid & flexible PU foams made larger...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
AutoRIM: Skill expansion leads export drive

Derbyshire based AutoRIM have been invited to meet with Government representatives to discuss British exports. AutoRIM export more than 50% of turnover of UK designed and built polyurethane processing equipment and are currently working on environmental projects in Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.Common...

Company name: AutoRIM
Published On: Wednesday September 05th, 2012

 
Chemtura completes expansion of European Regional Technical Development Center

Chemtura Corporation has expanded its Adiprene/Vibrathane European Regional Technical Development Center located at its Latina Scalo, Italy, polyurethane prepolymer production facility. The expansion has been completed with the successful installation and commissioning of an industrial scale Unipre three-component meter/mix machine coupled to a...

Company name: Chemtura Urethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 05th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Bradshaw joins Emerald Kalama Chemical as Sales Manager for K-FLEX® Product Line

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business unit of Emerald Performance Materials, has announced the appointment of Robyn Bradshaw as K-FLEX® sales manager for the North American market (U.S. and Canada). K-FLEX is a non-phthalate, non-SVHC, REACH pre-registered dibenzoate plasticizer that offers multiple performance benefits for adhesives, sealants,...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
Automotive supplier Johnson Controls has appointed Alexander Zaytsev

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and electronics, today announced the appointment of Alexander Zaytsev as general manager for the company's Automotive Experience business in Russia.Zaytsev takes over responsibility from Heinrich Fiedler, the former general manager in Russia who is retiring after almost 15 years...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
Business Presidents Named to Lead Dow’s New Global Businesses

Following yesterday’s announcement regarding The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE:DOW) new business structure, today the Company announced 13 business presidents who have been named to lead Dow’s new Global Businesses. These business presidents will report to members of the newly formed Executive Committee, and the appointments are effective...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
Lintech International Announces Sales New Hires

Lintech International recently announced two additions to its technical sales team in the Southeast. Heather Terwillegar joins the company with 10 years of technical sales experience at a national adhesives and coatings supplier. She represents Lintech in the North Carolina and Virginia markets.Charles Livingston joins Lintech with eight years of...

Company name: Lintech International
Published On: Tuesday September 04th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Coating Makers Fighting TSCA Overhaul

For the second time in three weeks, coating manufacturers are working to head off expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority.At issue this time is a Senate bill that would expand the EPA’s authority over the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976.The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847) was approved, 10-8, on a party-line vote...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Wednesday September 05th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Use of salts of branched fatty acids as catalysts for converting star-shaped alcohols using...

The invention relates to the use of salts of branched fatty acids for catalyzing the reaction between star-shaped alcohols and isocyanates.

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
Fast demold/extended cream time polyurethane formulations

Catalyst compositions for use in forming polyurethane products include a gelling catalyst, a trimerization catalyst, and a cure accelerator. The gelling catalyst is a tertiary amine, mono(tertiary amino) urea, bis(tertiary amino) urea, or a combination of any of these. Any known trimerization catalyst may be used. The cure accelerator may be a diol...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Compositions of a metal amidine complex and second compound, coating compositions comprising same

Described herein are metal amidine complexes in combination with a second compound useful as catalysts in a number of polymerization reactions, including polyurethane and epoxy polymerization reactions. Also described herein are various coating compositions and methods of using same for coating substrates using the metal amidine complexes in...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyols

Disclosed is branched poly(trimethylene ether)polyols prepared from the acid catalyzed polycondensation reaction of 1,3-propanediol, and at least one triol comonomer selected from 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane and 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)propane. Also disclosed is a branched poly(trimethylene ether)polyol with an equivalent hydroxyl...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing polyisocyanates comprising biuret groups

The present invention relates to a process for preparing polyisocyanates comprising biuret groups from diisocyanates or polyisocyanates and diamines.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
Method for producing isocyanates

The present invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates and an apparatus suitable for this purpose, and also its use. In the process, an amine and phosgene, both in the gas phase, react in the presence of an inert medium. A number, n, of amine streams are reacted with a number, n +1, of phosgene streams in a reactor. The number n is a...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Aqueous formulations based on crystalline or semicrystalline polyurethane polymers

The present invention relates to aqueous compositions based on crystalline or semicrystalline polyurethane polymers, processes for the preparation thereof and adhesive systems comprising these aqueous compositions and the use thereof.

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Process for production of acrylic adhesive sheet

The present invention relates to a process for producing an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet, containing forming an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive layer by crosslinking an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing: an acrylic copolymer obtained by polymerizing monomer components containing the following (a) and (b);...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INKS
Smear resistant inkjet inks

Inkjet inks are provided, in particular to smear resistant inkjet inks, and even more particularly to smear resistant pigmented aqueous inkjet inks comprising polyurethane dispersions and self-dispersing pigments. The polyurethane dispersions have a glass transition temperature T.sub.g greater than -30.degree. C. to less than about 35.degree. C....

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> ELECTRODEPOSITABLE COATINGS
Cationic electrodeposition coating composition

The present invention provides a cationic electrodeposition coating composition that has excellent throwing power and that can form a thin film with excellent finish and anti-corrosion properties. The composition has a cationic epoxy resin (A) and a blocked polyisocyanate (B), the cationic epoxy resin (A) obtained by reacting an epoxy resin (A1)...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Low-monomer polyurethane foams

A crosslinkable foamable composition with low content of monomeric isocyanates comprising a) 10 to 90 wt % of a prepolymer of polyester diols reacted with an excess of diisocyanates and subsequent removal of the excess monomeric diisocyanate, b) 90 to 10 wt % of a component based on polyether polyols which possesses at least one Si(OR).sub.3 group...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Method for producing rigid polyurethane foam, and rigid polyurethane foam

To provide a method for producing a rigid polyurethane foam, whereby it is possible to reduce the density without causing deterioration in dimensional stability, and a rigid polyurethane foam. A method for producing a rigid polyurethane foam, which comprises a step of reacting a polyol having a hydroxyl value of from 200 to 800 mgKOH/g with a...

Company name: Asahi Glass Company
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Polyurethane/polyisocyanurate foam having improved adhesion properties

A polyurethane/polyisocyanurate foam is obtainable from the reaction of A) a polyol component comprising A1) an aromatic polyester polyol, A2) a polyether polyol started on a carbohydrate polyol and A3) a polyether polyol started on ethylene glycol, wherein the total hydroxyl number of the polyol component A) is from .gtoreq.150 mg KOH/g to...

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Anti-injury sports goals with standardized rebound

This invention concerns a goal as used in installations intended for predetermined sports, such as soccer, seven-a-side football, five-a-side football, handball or other similar sports, wherein the goals are generally formed by two vertical side posts and upper horizontal crossbar; said goals have been designed in such a way as to safeguard the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyamideimide adhesives for printed circuit boards

The present invention relates to curable, liquid, adhesive compositions comprising polyamideimide resins for use in bonding layers of material in metal clad laminate materials for electronic components, such as flexible circuit boards. In particular, the invention relates to liquid adhesive compositions comprising polyamideimides having a terminal...

Company name: Sun Chemical
Published On: Thursday September 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Adhesives and sealants comprising esters based on 2-propylheptanol

The invention provides an adhesive or sealant comprising (A) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyacrylates, aqueous polyacrylates, silicones, polysulphides, silylated polyurethanes, silylated polyureas, silylated polyethers, silylated polysulphides and silyl-terminated acrylates, and (B) at...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for producing a foam composite element

The invention relates to a process for the production of a foam composite element, comprising the steps of providing a facing, applying adhesion promoter, and applying a foam layer comprising polyurethane and/or polyisocyanurate to the adhesion promoter, characterised in that the adhesion promoter consists of at least one compound selected from the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
Composite ballistic fabric structures for hard armor applications

A ballistic resistant composite material useful in rigid armor applications. The composite material includes at least one consolidated network of high tenacity fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The resin is a thermoplastic polyurethane resin that is semi-crystalline at room temperature. The high tenacity fibers have a tenacity of at least...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Composite building panel and method

An insulated building panel and building construction panel system utilizes a plurality of panels made of solid foam core with insulation R values, encapsulated within external hard coatings permanently bonded to the cores. The cores optimally consist of expanded polystyrene foam and the hard coatings are a polyurethane hard coat blend. Roof and...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Chemical mechanical polishing pad with light stable polymeric endpoint detection window and method...

A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided, comprising: a polishing layer having a polishing surface; and, a light stable polymeric endpoint detection window, comprising: a polyurethane reaction product of an aromatic polyamine containing amine moieties and an isocyanate terminated prepolymer polyol containing unreacted --NCO moieties; and, a...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls including crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane

This disclosure relates to golf balls made from a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. The crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer includes crosslinks located in the hard segments, where the crosslinks being the reaction product of unsaturated bonds located in the hard segments as catalyzed by a free radical initiator. The...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Novel initiation method for polymerizing (meth)acrylates

The invention relates to a novel polymerization method for (meth)acrylates, wherein the polymerization is initiated by isocyanates and special bases having an imine structure. By means of said novel method that can be deliberately employed, even high-molecular-weight poly(meth)acrylates having in part a narrow molecular weight distribution can be...

Company name: Evonik Roehm
Published On: Friday September 07th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Polyurethane thermoplastic elastomers with inherent radiopacity for biomedical applications.

Synthesis and characterization of three different radiopaque thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers are reported. Radiopacity was introduced to the polyurethanes by incorporating an iodinated chain extender, namely, 4,4'-isopropylidinedi-(2,6-diiodophenol) (IBPA), into the polymer chain during polyurethane synthesis. Radiopaque polyurethanes (RPUs)...

Company name: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Strategies for the Synthesis of Poly(2-Oxazoline)-Based Hydrogels.

Poly(2-oxazoline)-based networks currently receive great interest due to their versatile properties that can be tailor made by desktop-planned modifications. This feature summarizes strategies for the preparation of these networks, comprising the in situ cross-linking as well as polymer-analogous cross-linking routines such as (reversible) complex...

Company name: Polymer Competence Center Leoben
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Synthesis of new poly(ether-urethane-urea)s based on amino acid cyclopeptide and PEG: study of their...

Conventional polyurethanes (PUs) are among biomaterials not intended to degrade but are susceptible to hydrolytic, oxidative and enzymatic degradation in vivo. Biodegradable PUs are typically prepared from polyester polyols, aliphatic diisocyanates and chain extenders. In this work we have developed a degradable monomer based on α-amino acid...

Company name: University of Isfahan
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
AEROGELS
Tri-isocyanate reinforced graphene aerogel and its use for crude oil adsorption.

We prepared tri-isocyanate reinforced graphene aerogel with a low bulk density (0.08 g/cm3), high compressive failure strength (0.24 MPa), and good adsorption ability towards crude oil (∼169 mg/g), through self-assembly of graphene under hydrothermal condition, tri-isocyanate reinforcement and subsequent supercritical CO2 drying process.

Company name: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Hydration of Isocyanates in an Expandable Self-Assembled Capsule

A self-assembled capsule facilitates reactions of isocyanates with water. The capsule provides an amphiphilic environment with hydrophobic aromatic ends and hydrophilic glycoluril units at the center. Reaction takes place in the narrow, cylindrical space to form the N,N-dialkylurea, which then appears in a longer capsule.

Company name: The Scripps Research Institute
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
A Polyurethane Surface Modifier: Contrasting Amphiphilic and Contraphilic Surfaces Driven by Block...

A conventional MDI-BD-PTMO polyurethane is modified using 2 wt% polyurethanes (U) having copolyoxetane soft blocks with hydrophobic 3F, CF3CH2OCH2— and hydrophilic MEn, CH3O(CH2CH2O)nCH2—, n = 3, 7) side chains. In contrast to neat 3F-co-MEn-U, 2 wt% 3F-co-MEn-U compositions have physically stable morphologies and wetting behavior. Surface...

Company name: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Published On: Monday September 10th, 2012

 
 

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