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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
U.S. Flame Retardants Market Forecast to 2016: 5% Annual Growth Says a New Market Research Report at...

Construction related applications will provide the biggest impetus to growth and continue to account for the greatest share of sales in the US flame retardants market. Other factors increasing demand include stringent fire codes and flammability requirements. Environmental issues will present mixed results, with concern over the potentially...

Company name: ReportsnReports.com
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Giving HFCs the cold shoulder

U.S. manufacturers of residential refrigerators currently use non-chlorine containing halocarbons (HFCs) as blowing agents for rigid polyurethane insulating foam. Recently, these HFCs have come under regulatory scrutiny due to their high global warming potential (GWP). Cyclopentane is already widely used by the appliance industry in many regions...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Extend Molding Cycles with Huron Technologies' Release Coating 8016

Huron Technologies, Inc. offers manufacturers of in-mold coated and flexible polyurethane molded products Mold Release Agent 8016, a water-based release agent designed to help reduce processing costs and increase efficiency.Robotic spray application of Release Coating 8016 with a low solids output (between 12-18 grams per minute) results in more...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
AOC Launches Chroma-Tek Website

Global leader in resin manufacturing, AOC, LLC, announced today its launch of AOC-Colorants.com. The website is devoted to the company's Chroma-Tek line of colorants, pigment dispersions and other resin additives. It serves as a resource for wide variety of plastic manufacturing clients in the automotive, bath, marine and other industries....

Company name: AOC
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube's R&D manager to give presentation on non-toxic resins at SMTA

Electrolube, part of the HK Wentworth Group, has conducted intensive research into non-toxic polymers in encapsulation resins with impressive findings. Dr Xiaoping Lei, the R&D Manager of HK Wentworth Group, will give a unique insight into the company's research and newest developments by giving a presentation on "Non-Isocyanate, Non-Mercury...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Curing time of polyurethane matrix resin cut to just one minute

Where R&D competencies complement each other, outstanding development results invariably ensue. Henkel’s know-how in the field of polyurethane-based composite matrix resins and the expertise of KraussMaffei, one of the world’s leading makers of manufacturing and processing machinery for plastics, have proven to be a perfect match. The outcome: The...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday September 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethanes: an effective alternative to vinyl plastisols for use in automotive air and fluid...

Since the 1960s, vinyl plastisols have been widely used as potting adhesives to bond filter material to metal end-caps in automotive air and fluid filters. Vinyl plastisols are disadvantaged by their long cycle times and high in-place density, as well as containing potentially-leaching ortho-phthalate plasticizers and chlorine-containing...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS>> MOLDED FOAM
Novel Dow VORALUX™ Polymer is Flame Retardant Free and Meets Cal TB117

The Dow Chemical Company is dedicated to not only meeting demanding application needs and cost-efficiency, but with breakthrough VORALUX™ PU Systems, also proactively provides solutions that meet strict safety standards and demands without the use of flame retardants. Established in 1975, California furniture flammability standard Technical...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Posh Dallas Parking Center Saves Millions with TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam by NCFI

In-ground parking garages in Dallas, TX experience the same thing: erosion of the soil beneath them, and silt infiltration that overwhelms and clogs the drainage system, thus causing more and worse erosion. The keys are catching it early enough, and choosing the right solution to keep it from happening again.The three-story, in-ground parking...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
CPI's Spray Foam Coalition to Promote Product Benefits at ICAA Convention in Dallas

The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) will host a booth at the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) Convention and Trade Show Oct. 4 – 5 in Dallas, Texas.“The SFC’s booth is designed to inform guests about the many benefits and useful applications of spray...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Thursday September 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FILMS
Susterra® Biobased Propanediol Used in Ureamax® Plus and Enprotex® Plus

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products today announced that it granted Nam Liong Enterprise Co., Ltd., a license to use its corporate brand with Nam Liong’s Ureamax® Plus TPU films. Ureamax® Plus is used as a membrane in the manufacturing of waterproof and/or breathable textiles and contains a minimum 20 percent by weight of Susterra® biobased...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Cannon at FEIPLAR COMPOSITES & FEIPUR 2012

Cannon do Brasil – the Brazilian branch of the Cannon Group – will present at Feiplar Composites & Feipur 2012 the latest technological developments in the field of Polyurethane, Composites and Industrial Thermoforming processing: Polyurethanes:• High and Low-Pressure Mixing Heads & Dosing Units: advanced solutions for general purpose foams up to...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> PRODUCTION
Colfax Fluid Handling to deliver chemical PMDI pumps to China

In January of 2013 Colfax Fluid Handling will deliver Allweiler screw pumps for a project in China. The PMDI pumps will be an important part of a new MDI plant in the Chinese city of ChongqingBASF is constructing a new MDI complex in Chongqing. When complete, the plant will produce up to 400,000 metric tons of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)...

Company name: Colfax Fluid Handling
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Life Cycle Assessment quantifies benefits of spray polyurethane foam insulation in residential and...

Now more than ever, the building and construction industry is considering the sustainability of the materials used in residential and commercial structures. A life cycle assessment (LCA) of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is a useful approach that improves the understanding of environmental impacts across its life cycle and, in doing so,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Use-phase benefits of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate insulation essential for evaluating...

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as an essential tool for evaluating environmental impacts associated with products used in the building and construction industry. The LCA technique involves quantifying and interpreting energy and material resource inputs along with the environmental consequences of outputs throughout a product’s life...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Tempur-Pedic to Buy Sealy

Tempur-Pedic International Inc. is getting into bed with rival Sealy Corp. for $2.20 a share.Tempur-Pedic's acquisition of Sealy, which is expected to close in the first half of next year, would make it a bedding giant worth $2.7 billion. It would be going up against competitors such as Serta Inc. and Simmons Bedding Co.Tempur-Pedic has been around...

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Friday September 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Eurofoam launches operation of first fully-automated production line for foam mattress cores

Eurofoam launches operation of first fully-automated production line for foam mattress cores at its plant in Saxony, Germany. This new system, designed by Eurofoam, incorporates all processing steps - from foam blocks to stacks of shipment-ready mattress cores - that are controlled and monitored using RFID technology. Large batch orders can be...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Friday September 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
How to Select the Ideal Foam for Your Custom Case Insert

Deciding on the proper foam to use for your custom insert can be a particularly challenging task and UFP Technologies can assist you in the process. It is essential to prioritize your needs and requirements in order to make the right decision. Whether it be performance, cost, durability, or aesthetics, UFP Technologies can provide you with a wide...

Company name: UFP Technologies
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING>> INSULATED PALLET SHIPPERS
Sonoco Launches Family of New Polyurethane Insulated Pallet Shippers

ThermoSafe Brands, a unit of Sonoco, has launched a family of new temperature-assured polyurethane-insulated pallet shippers for use in the United States and Europe for the bulk distribution of pharmaceuticals and other biotechnology products.According to Vicki Arthur, vice president of Sonoco's Protective Packaging division, a leading North...

Company name: Sonoco
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Revvo Caster Introduces New ET Series Medium-Duty Casters

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc., West Seneca, New York announces the introduction of its new ET Series casters designed to move moderate loads via manual propulsion. Four-inch diameter swivel models are available with an optional fixed-position brake that mounts to the top plate so that the brake is always in the same easy-to-access position...

Company name: The Revvo Caster Company, Inc
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Perstorp to strengthen sales and development in the Benelux market

Following the overall review of the Group’s use of sales channels, specialty chemicals company Perstorp is happy to announce that extended collaboration has been agreed upon between Perstorp and the Barentz Group during Q3, 2012.As of October 2012, the Barentz Group will be responsible for distributing a wider range of Perstorp’s products including...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Friday September 28th, 2012

 
PUR systems will benefit from the green trend

A great challenge to overcome is still a long drying time of waterbased PUR systems. Another challenge is to achieve the same or even better application properties with ecological raw materials compared to fossil ones.The green trend underlines the development of the coatings industry in general and polyurethane coatings in particular. More...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday September 28th, 2012

 
BASF showcases solutions for the Chinese motorcycle market at CIMAMotor2012

BASF will showcase its passion for two-wheelers with an extensive portfolio of solutions for the Chinese motorcycle market at the 11th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition, Asia’s largest motorcycle trade exhibition, in Chongqing from October 11 to 14, 2012. “As the world’s No. 1 chemical supplier to the mobility industry, our goal is...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday September 28th, 2012

 
Chemtura to Acquire Bromine Assets of Solaris ChemTech Industries

Chemtura Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the bromine assets of Solaris ChemTech Industries Limited (“Solaris ChemTech” or “SCIL”), India's leading manufacturer of bromine and bromine derivatives. The acquired business will become an integral part of Chemtura’s Great Lakes Solutions business....

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Dur-A-Flex Announces New Distributor in Korea, Continues to Expand Market Reach

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless flooring, today announced the appointment of IL DO Trading Co., Ltd, of Seoul, Korea as the exclusive distributor for the supply and installation of Dur-A-Flex’s systems.“We are very happy to enter into this partnership with IL DO,” says Peter V. Ferris,...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Flame Seal announces upgrading of its main web site, with a new focus on Investor Relations

Flame Seal Products, Inc. is currently in the process of upgrading its main web site www.flameseal.com with design parameters similar to its Foam Insulation Market site www.flamesealtb.com.The Company has been involved in negotiations with several companies that will function as a group to develop the IR/PR aspect of its business that will provide...

Company name: Flame Seal Products
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
Arsenal Capital Partners Announces Acquisition Of IGM Resins

Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, announced today the acquisition of IGM Resins, a leading provider of intermediates to the global ultraviolet (“UV”) radiation cure coatings, inks and adhesives industry. UV technologies are used in...

Company name: Arsenal Capital Partners
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
Polyurethanes ready to fulfil key roles

Polyurethanes play a critical role in many aspects of the US manufacturing sector and in energy efficiency. With shale gas lowering the cost of chemical production, now is an exciting time to be in the industry, says ACC's Cal DooleyOn the 75th anniversary of the discovery and development of polyurethanes (PUs), the industry's top scientists and...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Doug Commette Joins Leading Polyurea Supplier as Director of Marketing

VersaFlex Inc, a leading formulator and manufacturer of protective coatings, liners and sealants, proudly announces that Doug Commette has joined them as their Director of Marketing.On July 21, 2012, Sector Media Strategies, LLC purchased Polyurea.com from Commette. Sector Media Strategies, LLC is a new start-up media company backed by VersaFlex to...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Sika Promotes Two Executives

Sika Corp.’s Industry and Automotive divisions promoted Dave Jones to senior vice president, Industry and Automotive USA; and Scott Henry to corporate head, Business Unit Industry. Henry will relocate to Switzerland in assuming his new role.Jones joined Sika in 1995 as an application engineer and has held various positions including sales engineer,...

Company name: Sika Corporation
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
Phillip Chipping, Inventor of the invisibleSHIELD and ZAGG Founder, Joins BodyGuardz

Phillip Chipping’s invention of a clear, full-body wrap using a special urethane film in 2005 revolutionized the case and protection industry for mobile devices. With the expiration of Chipping’s non-compete clause with ZAGG, he has joined forces with BodyGuardz – the biggest competitor to ZAGG in the mobile protection industry.“I’ve been watching...

Company name: BodyGuardz
Published On: Tuesday September 25th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> CLEANING AGENT
Aldimine cleaning composition for reactive polyurethane compositions

Methods of using an aldimine of formula (I) as cleaning agent or ingredient of a cleaning agent composition for reactive polyurethane compositions, especially for reactive polyurethane hot melt adhesives. It has been found that such cleaning agents can greatly reduce the quantity of wastes and in particular mixtures of blocked and nonblocked...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Halogen-free, flame retardant compositions

The present disclosure provides a flexible, halogen-free, flame retardant composition. The composition includes from about 25 wt % to about 95 wt % of a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU); from about 5 wt % to about 50 wt % of an olefin block copolymer (OBC); and from about 30 wt % to about 70 wt % of a flame retardant. The flame retardant is...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Halogen-free, flame retardant compositions for wire and cable applications

A halogen-free, flame retardant composition comprises thermoplastic polyurethane, olefin block copolymer, carbonyl-containing olefin polymer compatibilizer, and flame retardant package comprising bisphenol-A bis(diphenyl phosphate) and/or resorcinol bis(diphenyl phosphate), a nitrogen/phosphorus based, halogen-free flame retardant, and epoxidized...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Compositions comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,2,3-tetra-chloropropene,...

The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene that may be useful as heat transfer compositions, aerosol propellants, foaming agents, blowing agents, solvents, cleaning agents, carrier fluids, displacement drying agents, buffing abrasion agents, polymerization media, expansion agents for polyolefins and...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates by thermally cleaving carbamates

A process is proposed for preparing isocyanates by thermally cleaving carbamates to obtain a carbamate cleavage gas comprising the corresponding isocyanate and the corresponding alcohol, which comprises quenching the carbamate cleavage gas in the presence of an ether which functions as an inhibitor for the reverse reaction of the isocyanate with...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Process for preparing isocyanates

The invention provides a process for preparing polyisocyanates, comprising the steps of a) reacting amines with phosgene, b) removing hydrogen chloride, excess phosgene and, if appropriate, the solvent from the reaction mixture, c) separating the liquid mixture from step b) into a liquid phase and a gaseous phase, d) working up the gaseous phase...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Polyurethane prepolymers

The invention relates to polyurethane prepolymers, to a method for the production thereof, and to the use thereof as binding agents for adhesives, coatings, or foams.

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Highly reactive, stabilized adhesive based on polyisocyanate

The present invention relates to a highly reactive isocyanate component comprising an organic isocyanate having at least two isocyanate groups, a catalyst based on an organic metal compound and a compound which comprises an aromatic sulfonyl isocyanate group. The present invention furthermore relates to a process for the production of...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Biodegradable hydrogel

The present invention relates to a hydrogel on the basis of polyurethane or polyurethane urea, said hydrogel comprising hydrolysable functional groups in the polymer chain, to a method for producing the hydrogel and to the use of the hydrogel as adhesion barriers.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> FOAMS
Forrest sponge aided sinus membrane lift technique

The technical considerations of my invention are the use of medical grade polyurethane foam in sinus membrane surgery by a dentist, physician, or a veterinarian, as a non-cutting surgical instrument. The invention is use of various shapes to do the job of cutting loose the sinus membrane from the sinus floor and sinus walls, surgery is made safer...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Process for the preparation of aromatized chewing foams for cosmetic products

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of novel aromatized chewing foams for the oral care sector based on polyurethane-polyureas and aromatizing compositions.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Process for producing a polyurethane foam by means of supercritical or near-critical blowing agent

The present invention relates to a process for producing a polyurethane foam, where the blowing agent used is present in the supercritical or near-critical state. A reaction mixture is introduced into a closed mould, where the closed mould has been set up in such a way that its interior volume and/or the pressure prevailing in its interior can be...

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid PU foam having a low thermal conductivity and good thermal stability

The present invention relates to a polyurethane foam which can be obtained by reacting at least one polyether polyol as component (A), at least one polyether polyol based on at least one amine as component (B), at least one polyester polyol as component (C) and at least one polyisocyanate as component (D), in the presence of at least one catalyst...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Fluoropolymer coated films useful for photovoltaic modules

A fluoropolymer coated film comprising polymeric substrate film and fluoropolymer coating on the polymeric substrate film. The fluoropolymer coating comprises fluoropolymer selected from homopolymers and copolymers of vinyl fluoride and homopolymers and copolymers of vinylidene fluoride polymer blended with compatible adhesive polymer comprising...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Medical adhesive

A medical adhesive comprises a hydrophilic urethane prepolymer (UP) obtained by reacting a fluorine-containing nonaromatic polyisocyanate component (A) and a polyol component (B) having a hydrophilic polyol (B1), and a phenolic radical scavenger (PRS). The content of (PRS) is preferably 0.01 to 3% by weight based on the weight of (UP). The content...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane and polyurethane urea elastomers based on polycarbonate polyols

The present invention relates to high-quality polyurethane and polyurethane urea elastomers which exhibit unique combinations of processing characteristics, oxidation resistance, mechanical and mechanical/dynamic properties in particularly demanding applications. These polyurethane elastomers and polyurethane urea elastomers are based on novel...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Soft thermoplastic elastomer composition

The present invention relates to a soft, semicrystalline, thermoplastic elastomer composition which is comprised of (I) a hydrophobic thermoplastic block copolymer which is comprised of (I) the reaction product of (1) a hydrophobic polyol or polyamine, (2) a polyisocyanate or an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, and (3) a chain extender containing 2 to...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday September 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Polyurethane composites produced by a vacuum infusion process

A polyurethane-forming system having a viscosity at 25.degree. C. of less than 600 mPas for at least 30 minutes, a gel time at ambient temperature of greater than 60 minutes and a water content of less than 0.06% by weight, based on total system weight, is used to produce composites by a vacuum infusion process. This system makes it possible to...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
Thermoset polyurethane matrix fiber reinforced composite

A composite fiber and resin reinforcement for strength members for use in the composite wood industry. The composite fiber and resin reinforcement is a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite comprising a thermoset polyurethane resin matrix and a plurality of fibers. Typical uses will be as a reinforcing material for wood laminates, such as wood...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Blade for electrophotographic device with elastic rubber member constituted by edge/nip and base...

A blade for an electro-photographic device includes an elastic rubber member constituted by an edge portion and a base portion which are in contact with each other and are constituted by different materials, wherein the edge portion includes an edge subject to frictional wear in use and is made of ester polyurethane, and the base portion is adapted...

Company name: Bando Chemical Industries
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CATHETER
Catheter with porous cuff

Disclosed is a catheter that includes a porous element. In one embodiment, the porous element comprises the same polymeric material as the catheter shaft. In another embodiment, the porous element comprises a porous polyurethane material.

Company name: Navilyst Medical
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> INSOLES
Structure of multi-elastic insole for shoes

The present invention relates to a structure of a multi-elastic insole for shoes wherein a plurality of polyurethane foams having different elasticity from one another are sequentially laminated on the concaved portion of the bottom surface of an insole abutting against a wearer's heel portion, thereby excellently absorbing the impacts generated...

Company name: I-Masti
Published On: Wednesday September 26th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Mild and High‐Yielding Molybdenum(VI) Dichloride Dioxide‐Catalyzed Formation of...

Both molybdenum(VI) dichloride dioxide (MoO2Cl2) and its dimethylformamide (DMF) complex catalyze the addition of alcohols to isocyanates giving carbamates. Most additions proceeded to completion at room temperature within 20 min using as little as 0.1 mol% of the catalyst when working on a 1-mmol scale or just 100 ppm working on...

Company name: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> OTHER
Conformationally restricted linear polyurethanes from acetalized sugar‐based monomers

Linear polyurethanes based on sugar monomers having d-gluco, galacto, and d-manno configurations and their secondary hydroxyl groups protected as bicyclic acetals, have been prepared by polyaddition reaction of these diol monomers to hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI) and 4,4′-methylene-bis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI). The new polyurethanes seem...

Company name: Universidad de Sevilla
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
The effect of morphology on the corrosion inhibition and mechanical properties of hybrid polymer...

The durability and mechanical properties of epoxy ester coatings and films has been improved by blending with rigid aromatic polyurea (PU). The interaction of PU and epoxy ester was enhanced by coupling the polymers with polymethylhydrosiloxane. The reactions between various entities are analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and the...

Company name: University of Cincinnati
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
FOAMS
A novel polyurethane prepolymer as toughening agent: Preparation, characterization, and its...

A novel phosphorus- and silicon-containing polyurethane prepolymer (PSPUP) was synthesized by the chemical reaction of phenyl dichlorophosphate with hydroxy-terminated polydimethylsiloxane (HTPDMS) and subsequently with toluene-2,4-diisocyanate. The structure of PSPUP was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and 1H nuclear magnetic...

Company name: University of Science and Technology of China
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Examination of the Enzyme Resistance of Polyurethane Powder Coatings

Polyurethanes powder lacquers were obtained in a reaction hydroxy terminated polyester resin RUCOTE 102 and blocked polyisocyanate crosslinkers. The polyisocyanates were synthesized using alicyclic diisocyanates (IPDI and H12MDI) and monohydric aliphatic alcohols as well as dibutyltin dilaurate and triethylamine as a catalysts. The biodegradation...

Company name: Rzesz�w University of Technology
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes from renewable resources: effect of soft segment chemical structure and...

The effect of soft segment molecular weight and chemical structure on the morphology and final properties of segmented thermoplastic polyurethanes containing various hard segment contents has been investigated from the viewpoint of the degree of microphase separation. Vegetable oil-based polyesters and corn sugar-based chain extender have been used...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Click coupled graphene for fabrication of high‐performance polymer nanocomposites

An effective technique of using click coupled graphene to obtain high-performance polymer nanocomposites is presented. Poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)-click coupled graphene sheet (GS) reinforcing fillers are synthesized by the covalent functionalization of graphene oxide with PCL, and subsequently the PCL-GS as a reinforcing filler was...

Company name: Konkuk University
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of novel y‐type polyurethanes containing different...

A new series of Y-type polyurethanes containing different concentrations of nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophore with aniline donor and tricyanofurane (TCF) acceptor have been successfully prepared, and characterized by FTIR, UV-Vis, and 1H-NMR spectra. New polyurethanes were synthesized with different chromophore contents by introducing diol N,...

Company name: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
Facile Synthesis of Sterically Hindered and Electron‐Deficient Secondary Amides from...

The direct coupling of Grignard reagents to isocyanates provides a facile and robust solution for the synthesis of sterically hindered and electron-deficient secondary amides. The products are obtained in high yields without the need for excess reagents or chromatographic purification.

Company name: ETH Zurich - Bode Research Group
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
A model for a solvent-free synthetic organic research laboratory: click-mechanosynthesis and...

The mechanochemical click coupling of isothiocyanates and amines has been used as a model reaction to demonstrate that the concept of a solvent-free research laboratory, which eliminates the use of bulk solvents for either chemical synthesis or structural characterization, is applicable to the synthesis of small organic molecules. Whereas the click...

Company name: Institut Ruđer Bošković
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
 

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