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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Philippines to phase-out ozone-depleting substance starting 2013

The Philippine government said Monday that it will gradually reduce the importation and use of an ozone-depleting substance called hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) starting January 2013.The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said in a statement that HCFCs are usually found in foam sprays, fire extinguishers, solvents, and...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> SOY BASED POLYOLS
Nigeria: Researchers Find Industrial Uses for Soybeans

Researchers in the US driven by the need for more environment-friendly fuel from renewable materials in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuel and its attendant consequences for the earth, have turned to soybeans.A report published in the R & D magazine said researchers funded by the United Soybean Board (USB), a farmer-led organisation which...

Company name: The United Soybean Board
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Dow Corning® 3055 Resin: New Amine-Functional Siloxane Resin for Next-Generation Polysiloxane...

With Dow Corning® 3055 Resin, manufacturers of high-performance paints and coatings can formulate low-VOC, next-generation polysiloxane coatings with urethane, epoxy, polyester, alkyd, amine and acrylic systems utilizing amine functionality.Unlike moisture-cured polysiloxanes, Dow Corning® 3055 Resin does not require titanate/tin catalysts or...

Company name: Dow Corning
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Sikaflex-556: Hybrid Power for Your Windshield Replacement

Sika Hybrid Technology combines the power of polyurethane strength with the simplicity of MS polymers.Sikaflex PUR-Hybrid products for industrial applications are well known due to their excellent workability and good adhesion properties on a multitude of substrates without any pre-treatment. PUR-Hybrids are additionally free of isocyanate, PVC,...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Catching up on the basic principles for all coating related topics

Eleven pre-congress tutorials supply the visitors of the EUROPEAN COATINGS CONGRESS on Sunday, 17.3.2013, 3 p.m. with the fundamentals of coating technologies and raw materials for different topics. The congress takes place on Monday and Tuesday 18./19.3.2012.Top experts from industry and universities will supply attendees with all principles.The...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Gaco Western Introduces GacoRoof Color

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems, introduced six new colors of GacoRoof 100% Silicone Roof Coating. The GacoRoof coating line now includes nine contemporary colors: White, Gray, Green, Light Tan, Rustic, Medium Blue, Black, Brown and Red. These popular colors, combined with GacoRoof’s superior waterproof protection,...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
New Polyurea Application Standard Published by SSPC Committee

The SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced one of four new Paint Application (PA) standards specifically related to thick film polyurea coatings application.The document was developed by SSPC’s C.1.9 Polyurea Committee and is titled “SSPC-PA 14: Plural-Component Application - Field Application of Plural Component Polyurea and...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
2001NB Now GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality® and GREENGUARD Children & Schools® Certified

2001NB from BioBased Insulation® has earned both the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD for Children & SchoolsSM certifications. The closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation meets the stringent indoor air quality guidelines for low emitting products and materials established by the industry-independent, third-party testing program....

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
The global sealants market is growing

The global consumption of sealants was 3.6 billion pounds in 2011 worth USD 8.45 billion. Growth is placed at a 5 % annual rate through 2016 with the Asia-Pacific region advancing 8 % per year and North America and Europe each growing at a 2 % annual rate.As shown in the figure, Europe led in dollars in 2011 with its consumption of USD 3.42 billion...

Company name: Kusumgar, Nerlfi, & Growney
Published On: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
A new shape-memory polymer offers a unique way to encode product labels, providing BRAND...

Like Elastigirl from the 2004 Pixar movie "The Incredibles," a new plastic stretches and then returns to its original shape. This shape-memory polymer (SMP) could prove to be an effective anti-counterfeiting feature in a marketer's brand protection toolbox.Co-developed by BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Germany and Bayer...

Company name: BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Published On: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Azelis announces the sale of its Composites business

On October 1st, Azelis announced the sale of its international Composites business to VELOX GmbH who has acquired this business in its entirety. As a result, VELOX will take over and manage the Composites business and its employees, effective October 1st, 2012.As part of the company’s natural progression and clear focus on value added growth within...

Company name: Azelis
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> RIM
Versatile by design: Two-component polyurethane system from Bayer evolves to help customers solve...

The inherent versatility of polyurethane chemistry has helped make it the material of choice for innovative products in diverse markets for decades. As a leading manufacturer of polyurethane raw materials and polyurethane systems, Bayer MaterialScience LLC remains on the cutting edge ... refining formulations and advancing new processes that help...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING
BASF for the first time with thermoplastic composites at the AVK conference and “Composites Europe”...

For the first time at the “Composites Europe” trade show, BASF will show its novelties for composites based on continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics focusing on the automotive industry. Moreover, the research topic RTM (resin transfer molding) can be discussed at a prototype component at BASF’s booth A2 in hall 8b in Duesseldorf from October 9...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Fill To Become Leader In Low-Pressure Casting

In October 2012, Fill is to take over 51 percent of the Germany amTec Trading GmbH. amTec CEO, Jörg Alexander Ronde, holds 49 percent and will remain in his position as CEO. amTec has successfully specialized in the production of low-pressure casting machines and has a world market share of around 25 percent in this segment. In the last financial...

Company name: Fill
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Dow Business Services Center Building Named 2012 “America’s Best Buildings of the Year” Winner

Dow Building Solutions is proud to announce that the Dow Business Services Center Building was selected as a Merit Award recipient in the 2012 BUILDINGS ABBY (America’s Best Buildings of the Year) Awards Program.The three-building, 205,000 square-foot campus was designed to consume 20 percent less energy than required by current building codes. ...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Is spray foam insulation an effective complement to solar panels?

Many property owners recognize the value of going green. People who dedicate resources to eco-friendly practices can help the environment.Spray foam insulation is an ideal option for eco-conscious consumers. This solution is non toxic and can be safely installed in all environments. Additionally, licensed spray foam insulation contractors ensure...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Pathway Polymers Helps Tire Industry Professionals Select the Best Value Flatproofing Solution

Pathway Polymers, the flatproofing industry’s leading manufacturer, recently published the white paper “Polyurethane-Filled Pneumatic (Foam-Filled) Tires vs. Solid Tires – A Comparative Performance Overview,” which, as the name suggests, compares the benefits and value propositions of polyurethane-filled pneumatic tires (commonly referred to in the...

Company name: Pathway Polymers
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Desma Today Magazine - October Issue now availabe

DESMA today is a bi-annually published magazine that provides you with news and facts about DESMA and the shoe manufacturing industry.DESMA experts as well as guest authors report about new developments, techniques and materials research. Our aim is to build a communication-platform for all who are interested in our business.

Company name: Desma
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Spray Foam Outlets Opens Full Service Location

Spray Foam Outlets, a leader in spray foam distribution, parts, equipment, service and training, opened a new full service regional warehouse in Randolph, MA, which will provide its customers with instant pickup or one hour delivery on spray foam and parts.“The spray foam industry is a very competitive environment” said Richard Ettinger, General...

Company name: Spray Foam Outlets
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
BioBased Insulation® Launches New Website

BioBased Technologies® , the maker of BioBased Insulation® and Soy Seal® sealants, has launched an updated and improved website, www.biobased.net. Since the company launched its original site in 2005, there have been numerous changes in the industry and in the variety of products that the company offers. The new site has been streamlined,...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
RPM International says it's on pace to be a $5 billion company by 2015

RPM International Inc., the specialty sealings and coatings company, on Thursday reassured shareholders that the company is rolling toward its goal of being a $5 billion company within the next three years.Before a standing-room-only audience of about 1,000 shareholders at the Strongsville Holiday Inn, RPM's Chairman and Chief Executive Frank C....

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
BASF to strengthen competitiveness of construction chemicals business in Europe

BASF will adjust its marketing and sales teams as well as its production capacities in the construction chemicals business to market developments in Southern Europe and Great Britain.BASF is strengthening the competitiveness of its Construction Chemicals division in Europe. Measures include adjusting the business to declining markets especially in...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
BASF and CSM establish 50-50 joint venture for biobased succinic acid

BASF and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, are establishing a joint venture for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013. The establishment of Succinity GmbH is subject to filing with the relevant competition authorities. The company headquarters will be in Düsseldorf,...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
Johnson Controls expands Hungarian plant, will create 50 jobs

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and electronics, has expands its metals and mechanisms plant in Mezőlak, Hungary. The company has celebrated the opening of its new facility on Tuesday. The European Union and the Hungarian government support Jonson Controls’ investment with HUF 378.4 million from their tender...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
Infichem Polymers reaches Accelerate Michigan semifinals

Infichem Polymers isn't just making a name for itself as a plastics company but as a green company.The Sterling Heights-based start-up reuses a main chemical in polyurethane foam as a basic building block to manufacture new polyurethane foam. The old polyurethane foam comes from post-industrial scrap that is normally landfilled. Reusing it in...

Company name: InfiChem Polymers
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
Bayer MaterialScience honored by AkzoNobel A&AC with “The Alliance Award”

Bayer MaterialScience has been honored by AkzoNobel’s Automotive & Aerospace Coatings business (A&AC) with “The Alliance Award for Superior Partnership”. Bayer MaterialScience has long supplied the Amsterdam-based company and world’s largest coatings manufacturer with raw materials, primarily aliphatic and aromatic isocyanates as well as...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. Acquires Syntech Technology

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Syntech Technology. Located in Lorton, VA, Syntech is a manufacturer of syntactic foam buoyancy materials used for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and other deepwater flotation applications. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.Cris Gaut, Forum's chairman and chief...

Company name: Syntech Technology
Published On: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

 
Rowa Lack expands cooperation with Novotex

In view of a growing demand in Brazil, the management of Rowa Lack GmbH recently decided to take advantage of this favourable trend and to develop their activities in South America. As part of this development, Rowa Lack is cooperating with the Italian company Novotex S.p.A. Headquartered in Milan, Novotex S.p.A. specialises in the production of...

Company name: Novotex Italiana
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
Oltchim sale a birthday surprise

Dan Diaconescu has won the bid in the Oltchim privatisation, with an offer worth RON 203 million (~ EUR 45 million). All four offers including those from PCC SE of Germany were handed in to the Romanian Office of State Ownership and Privatization in Industry by the 20 September 2012 deadline, were accepted, so an open competitive auction decided...

Company name: Oltchim
Published On: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

 
Donau Chemie lays cornerstone of new water purification chemicals plant at Kazincbarcika

Donau Chemie AG, with its Hungarian subsidiary Donauchem Kft., recently held the official cornerstone laying ceremony for its new FeCl3/PAC (ferric chloride/polyaluminium chloride) plant at the Kazincbarcika site of Wanhua-BorsodChem. The new site, Donau Chemie’s first production facility in Hungary, is planned to commence operation in April 2013....

Company name: Donau Chemie
Published On: Monday October 01st, 2012

 
Mondi completes €259m Nordenia acquisition

Packaging and paper group Mondi said on Monday it had completed the €259-million acquisition of Nordenia International, boosting its consumer packaging business.Mondi, which announced the acquisition in July, bought 99.93% of Nordenia from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.1 and certain other minority shareholders.Nordenia has...

Company name: Mondi Group
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
PEOPLE
BASF names Eduardo Padilla as Director of Corporate Distribution for North America

BASF has appointed Eduardo Padilla as Director of Corporate Distribution for North America. He will be based in Florham Park, New Jersey. Padilla joined BASF in 2009 as part of the Ciba Corporation acquisition. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in the specialty chemicals markets, and has worked for BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
Ziad Al-Labban appointed Sadara CEO

The board of directors of Sadara Chemical Company has appointed Ziad S. Al-Labban as chief executive officer. He replaces Ali A. Abuali, who has elected to retire from the company, Sadara said in a press release. The appointment will be effective Oct. 1.Al-Labban has 30 years of work experience in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil, gas...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday October 02nd, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Catalysts for polyurethane foam polyol premixes containing halogenated olefin blowing agents

The invention provides polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to closed-celled, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for their preparation. The foams are characterized by a fine uniform cell structure and little or no foam collapse. The foams are...

Company name: Honeywell International Inc.
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates

A process is proposed for preparing isocyanates by phosgenating the corresponding amines in the gas phase, which comprises dividing a phosgene-containing reaction mixture from the gas phase synthesis of carbon monoxide and chlorine to phosgene, which is run with a stoichiometric carbon monoxide excess over chlorine, by means of a thermal separating...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
Polysiloxane-modified polyisocyanates, processes for preparing the same, and polyurethanes...

Processes for preparing siloxane-modified polyisocyanates, the processes comprising: providing a polyisocyanate reactant; and reacting the polyisocyanate reactant with a hydroxyl-containing siloxane having a number-average molecular weight of 200 to 3000 g/mol and an average OH functionality of greater than or equal to 1.8, and corresponding to the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Hydroxyalkylated polyalkylenepolyamine composition, method for producing same and method for...

Provided is a hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition, and a method for preparing the composition at low cost. Further disclosed is a method for producing a polyurethane resin by using the hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamine composition containing at least two hydroxyalkylated polyalkylene polyamines as defined herein.

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Active-Energy-Ray-Curable Resin Composition, Cured Product Thereof, and Film

Provided is an active-energy-ray-curable resin composition for forming a hard coating layer that protects the surface of a touch panel or the like and makes fingerprints less noticeable. The active-energy-ray-curable resin composition includes a urethane (meth)acrylate (A) prepared through a reaction in which a polyalkylene glycol (C) having a...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink jet ink, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording method

An ink jet ink contains a polyurethane polymer and a pigment. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyether polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The pigment is dispersed using a polymer other than the polyurethane polymer. The ratio of the percentage of the urethane bond in the polyurethane...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Latently reactive polyurethane dispersion with activatable crosslinking

A description is given of an aqueous polymer dispersion comprising at least one polyurethane, dispersed in aqueous phase and having one or more uretdione groups, and at least one solid polyamine with a deactivated surface, said dispersion being useful as an adhesive, coating material or sealant or for producing adhesive, coating or sealing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> MOISTURE CURED
Masonry construction using single-component polyurethane foam and foam-core blocks

A masonry wall is constructed of multiple courses of bricks, concrete blocks or other masonry units. A single-component urethane closed cell foam material is employed as bonding agent and is applied to the facing surfaces of the masonry units. The single-component material cures by absorbing water from its environment. The material sets up slowly...

Company name: Calmar Holdings
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Reactive hot melt adhesive

Solvent free, moisture curable reactive hot melt adhesives are prepared using an oxazolidine functional prepolymer and a polyfunctional isocyanate.

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Etch resistant clearcoat

A crosslinked coating composition formed from polyurethane polyols and blocked or unblocked polyisocyanates. The polyisocyanates, in particular, comprise at least bis(isocyanatomethyl) cyclohexane. The coating is substantially free from ester functionality that forms a contiguous part of the network backbone. A clearcoat formed from the described...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
Two-component coating compositions

The present invention describes two-component coating compositions which for curing require no polyisocyanates or melamine-formaldehyde resins as crosslinkers.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday October 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Primer composition, waterproof floor slab structure using the same, and method for waterproofing...

A primer composition used for applying a radical-curable resin-based waterproof material onto a concrete floor slab of an existing or newly established road bridge, is a troublesome application. For example, it is a problem in that a large machine is required for application thereof. The primer composition is a resin composition containing a...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> FLEXIBLE FOAMS
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foam and seat

A process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam excellent in mechanical strength, and exhibiting reduced shrinkage. The foam is produced using a polyol (A) containing from 40 to 100 mass % of a polyoxyalkylene polyol (A1). The polyoxyalkylene polyol (A1) is produced through an initial step of adding, to a reaction liquid containing an...

Company name: Asahi Glass Company
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Bioactive and biocompatible polyurethane-buthanediol-glycosaminoglycan salt copolymers

A bioactive and biocompatible polyurethane-butanediol-glycosaminoglycan copolymer for use in medical implant devices. The biocompatible urethane component being the reaction product of 4,4'-methylene-di-(p-phenyl isocyanate) and poly(tetramethylene oxide)n and further reacted with 1,4-butanediol, wherein n=10 to 40. The bioactive glycosaminoglycan...

Company name: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic compositions having improved transfer resistance

Cosmetic compositions and methods with improved transfer resistance and long wear properties are disclosed. The cosmetic compositions contain a synergistic combination of at least one silicone polyurethane polymer and at least one elastomer.

Company name: Avon Products
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> OPEN-CELL
Cleaning implement comprising a modified open-cell foam

A cleaning implement comprises a modified open-cell foam with a density in the range from about 5 to about 1,000 kg/m.sup.3 and with an average pore diameter in the range from about 1 .mu.m to about 1 mm, comprising an amount in the range from about 1 to about 2,500% by weight, based on the weight of the unmodified open-cell foam, of at least about...

Company name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Methods for coating ceramic catalyst supports with base coatings and ceramic catalyst supports...

The disclosure relates to methods for coating ceramic catalyst supports with a base coating, said method comprising, in part, providing an aqueous mixture comprising at least one polyvinyl alcohol homopolymer and at least one blocked isocyanate crosslinker, and to ceramic catalyst supports having a base coating comprising at least one polyvinyl...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Strippable coating composition for floors

A strippable coating composition for floors which contains at least 50% by weight of an aqueous polyurethane resin relative to the total solid content, wherein the hydroxyl-containing compound component constituting the aqueous polyurethane resin comprises (A) a polyester polyol component prepared from 1,6-hexanediol and either an aliphatic dibasic...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Use of thermoplastic polyurethanes in rubber modified bitumen roofing membranes

A roofing membrane that includes a blend of thermoplastic polyurethane and petroleum liquid so as to improve the UV stability of the blend without adversely affecting the flexibility of the dried and/or cured blend.

Company name: Garland Industries
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Effect paint

Emulsion paint composition for obtaining special textile or suede effect comprising a filler at least partly consisting of pre-pigmented spherical aliphatic polyurethane particles particles. About 3-10% of the spherical particles has a particle size between 63-90 micrometers and 25-40% of the spherical particles has a particle size between 40-63...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Moisture-permeable film, production method of same and laminate using same

An object of the present invention is to provide a moisture-permeable film having superior moisture permeability and flexibility at levels enabling the use thereof in the production of textile products such as clothes, while also not being susceptible to the occurrence of decreases in surface quality caused by roughening. The present invention...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurethane-based sealant for insulated glass units

Insulated glass units are sealed with polyurethane made using a natural oil-based polyol (NOBP). In one embodiment the NOBP is made using a monol-rich monomer containing high levels of mono-hydroxy functional fatty acid methyl esters. Insulated glass sealants based on these compounds provide enhanced resistance to UV and oxidative degradation as...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Rubber mixtures

A rubber mixture, comprising (A) at least one rubber selected from the group of ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer (EPDM), ethylene-propylene copolymer (EPM), chloroprene rubber (CR), chloropolyethylene (CM), chloro-isobutene-isoprene (chlorobutyl) rubber (CIIR), chlorosulfonyl polyethylene (CSM), etylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EAM), alkyl...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Elastic polyurethane yarn and method of manufacturing the same

The present invention provides elastic polyurethane yarns which possess excellent elongation, recoverability, heat resistance and chemical resistance, as well as a method of manufacturing the same. The elastic polyurethane yarns comprise a polyurethane being composed mainly of a polymeric diol and a diisocyanate, and contains through incorporation...

Company name: Toray Opelontex
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
Polyurethane-based pultrusion resin system

The present invention relates to a pultrusion resin system, comprising (a) di- or polyisocyanates, (b) compounds having at least two groups reactive toward isocyanates, (c) catalyst, (d) polybasic acid with functionality greater than or equal to 2 and, optionally, (e) further auxiliaries and additives, where the boiling point of the polybasic acid...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Method for producing a lightweight, sound insulating covering for motor vehicles and corresponding...

A method for producing a lightweight, sound insulating covering (1, 1', 1'', 1''') for a body component of a motor vehicle, in particular a lightweight dashboard covering, wherein the covering (1, 1', 1'', 1''') is produced as a foamed, sound absorbing molded part in a single-stage operation by injecting a reactive mix, comprising polyol and...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Lithographic printing plate precursor and method of preparing the same

A lithographic printing plate precursor in a positive-type with an infrared-sensitivity, having a support and an image recording layer provided on the support, the support having a hydrophilic surface, the recording layer having a particular resin, an amphoteric surfactant and/or an anionic surfactant, and an infrared absorbing agent, wherein the...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Optical structures including polyurea

Optical structures and sheeting that include polyurea and method for forming same are proposed in accordance with aspects of the present invention. One and two-component layers can be used to form the optical structures. The optical structures can include microstructures formed from polyurea. The sheeting can include at least one of cube-corner...

Company name: Reflexite
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Air hose support clip to prevent lateral loading

Apparatus for suspending a device such as the end of a depending air brake hose from a railcar. A flexible strap of a synthetic resin such as moldable polyurethane is suspended from the railcar body, for example, by attachment to an apertured fitting on the railcar coupler. Elongated resilient wire clips are provided to attach the free end of the...

Company name: Pennsy Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Midsole with three-dimensional wear-resistant component and the method for manufacturing it

The present invention provides a midsole with a main body and a peripheral component having foam material filled inside, precise ornamental details and wear-resistant outer shell. According to the present invention, a preferred method of manufacturing a midsole with less weight than traditional and high resolution pattern is provided with the steps...

Company name: Dah Lih Puh
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyurethanes

The present invention relates to a polyurethane polymer comprising as part of its polymer backbone an .alpha.-oxy carbonyl moiety of general formula (I), where A and B represent the remainder of the polymer backbone and are the same or different, and R is an optionally substituted aliphatic hydrocarbon having three or more carbon atoms....

Company name: Grains Research and Development
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
Functionalized highly branched melamine-polyamine polymers

The present invention relates to a method for producing amphiphilic functionalized highly branched melamine-polyamine polymers by condensing melamine and optionally a melamine derivate having at least one different amine having at least two primary amino groups and optionally also with urea and/or at least one urea derivative and/or with at least...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 04th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Reducing Silicone Surfactant Emissions in Automotive Flexible Molded Foam

While emissions specifications guiding the use of flexible polyurethane foams in automotive applications have existed for over a decade, the rigor with which these specifications are being enforced and scrutinized appears to be increasing. In a market where lower emissions used to be a desired trait, they are quickly becoming a requirement of sale...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Low- or Non-Emissive Amine Catalysts for Low Density, Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam related emissions and odor have been the driving forces for new technologies in flexible and automotive applications, and recently, the increasing use of spray polyurethane foam in interior spaces requires new additives that can enable the application of these products without negatively affecting the indoor air quality....

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
In vitro comparative biodegradation analysis of salt‐leached porous polymer scaffolds

This study presents a comprehensive, side-by-side analysis of chemical, thermal, mechanical, and morphological changes in four polymers used in tissue engineering: poly(glycerol-sebacate) (PGS), poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) blend, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), and Texin 950, a segmented polyurethane resin (PUR)....

Company name: Lehigh University
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
The role of interfacial chemistry and interactions in the dynamics of thermosetting...

Acid-oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were introduced into a polyurethane (PU) matrix at low filler levels (0.01–0.25 wt%) through either van der Waals or covalent interactions, and their glass transition dynamics using dynamic mechanical analysis and laser-interferometric creep rate spectroscopy was investigated. The nanocomposites...

Company name: Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry - Ukraine
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Photopolymerization of bis-aromatic and alicyclic based solid urethane acrylate macromonomer in the...

A solid urethane acrylate macromonomer with bis-aromatic as well as alicyclic moieties was synthesized and the kinetics of photopolymerization reactions were studied in the presence of varying concentration of photoinitiator and large excess of reactive diluent using photo DSC. The studies show that the rate of maximum polymerization was found to...

Company name: National Chemical Laboratory - India
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
Monitoring of photopolymerization kinetics and network formation by combined real-time near-infrared...

For in situ monitoring of fast changes of shear modulus and chemical conversion during UV radiation curing an ultrasonic (US) reflection method was combined with real-time near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. The combined setup has been applied to study photopolymerization of different resins as acrylates, epoxy acrylates, acrylated polyurethanes and...

Company name: Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability
Published On: Monday October 08th, 2012

 
 

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