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  Issue-331 - October 15, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> LIGHT STAB. & UV ABS.
Songwo, Sabo join forces to establish global presence for Light Stabilizers for the Polymer Industry...

Songwon is pleased to announce it has entered into long term distribution arrangements with Sabo SpA representing a further milestone in its long-term strategic ambition to be a leading supplier of polymer stabilizer solutions to the global polymer industry. Sabo SpA, based in Levate, Italy, is a leading producer of monomeric and polymeric HALS...

Company name: Songwon Industrial
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Originally titled 'Paint Stripper Safely Removes Aircraft Paints'

Solvent Kleene’s D-Zolve GL 15-33 LO paint stripper is designed to safely remove layers of aircraft paint, including epoxy primer with cross-linked polyurethane top coats such as MIL P23377 epoxy or TTP 2760 flexible polyurethane and MIL C85285 polyurethane topcoat, fluid-resistant BMS 10-11-V Type 1, BMS 10-60-H, BMS 10-7-9, and Desothane 6221T....

Company name: Solvent Kleene
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Clariant opens new production unit for halogen-free flame retardants in Hürth-Knapsack

Clariant is today opening a second production unit for the successful flame retardant (FR) Exolit® OP at the Hürth-Knapsack plant near Cologne. The established non-halogenated additive is used primarily in the electronics and electrical engineering (E&EE) sector,. The new facility doubles the capacity for DEPAL (diethyl phosphinic acid aluminum...

Company name: Clariant Pigments and Additives - Flame Retardants
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
Hickory Springs drops TDCCP from PU foams

Hickory Springs, a supplier of components to the home furnishings and transportation industries, said it is eliminating TDCPP fire retardant from its foam formulations and production facilities.The decision to eliminate TDCPP from our foam products did not come easily or without cost, said Buster Mann, foam senior vice president. But at the end of...

Company name: Hickory Springs
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Oleic-based polyols are one more opportunity to gain renewable PURs

Polyols based on renewable ressources is one big topic in the polyurethane coatings development. Three steps are necessary to synthesise the oleic-acid-based polyols.Oleic acid is a typical unsaturated fatty acid that is found widely in vegetable oils. The objective of this investigation was to produce a new type of oleic-based polyol from oleic...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> SOY BASED POLYOLS
How to talk with customers about soy-based polyols

Savvy sales people understand that the more they help their customers resolve a need, the higher their sales will climb. While you may not get a lot of people walking into your store and specifically asking for products made with soy-based BiOH® polyols, you probably do get a large percentage seeking better quality sleep and/or more environmentally...

Company name: The BiOH Experience
Published On: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Emery Oleochemicals planning $50M expansion in Cincinnati

Emery Oleochemicals, a world leading natural-based chemicals producer headquartered in Malaysia, will invest US$50mil (RM153mil) to expand its US manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.It said in a statement yesterday that the new state-of-the-art plant would produce high-performance bio-based polyols products for the automotive, furniture,...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Shell Announces Polyol Hike

Effective November 1, 2012, or as contracts will allow, Shell Chemicals LP will increaseprices as follow:Caradol® Polyols prices will increase US $0.08/lb.

Company name: Shell Chemicals Limited
Published On: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
RESYDROL® AY 6705 and RESYDROL® AZ 6710 – Waterborne Hybrid Resins for Wood Stains from Cytec

RESYDROL® AY 6705 and RESYDROL® AZ 6710 advanced waterborne hybrid resins for wood stains allow more time for enjoying outdoor living spaces. The resins provide extended weathering and durability, excellent wood penetration, fast drying and superior film erosion control. With RESYDROL® AY 6705 and RESYDROL® AZ 6710 hybrid resins, Cytec presents an...

Company name: Cytec Industries Inc
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
CASE
Markets bear brunt of economic malaise

Amid the economic maelstrom plagueing petrochemical markets globally, the adhesives and sealants sector has been subject to pricing volatility and supply issues over the past year. Nevertheless, the outlook remains largely positive.Pure methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) mainly finds outlets in the sealants, coatings and adhesives industries...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
New, Free JPCL eBook Focuses on Dehumidification and Other Environmental Controls for Coating...

JPCL has announced its newest eBook, Dehumidification and Other Environmental Controls for Coating Projects—an expert-written compilation of articles on the critical conditions required for both project success and worker safety.The eBook is now available as a free download exclusively through PaintSquare.com, the online home of JPCL: The Journal...

Company name: The Paint Research Association
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Gerflor launches Creation flooring for commercial spaces

This product range is made up of luxury glue-down tiles and planks for areas that must withstand a large footfall.Today’s floor coverings used in retail outlets, hotels, leisure facilities, offices and reception areas are subject to a large amount of traffic, which is a potential source of deterioration. To respond to this problem, as well as...

Company name: Gerflor
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LINERS
Ultimate Linings Produce Protective Chemical Coatings for Oil & Gas Industry

Ultimate Linings« LTD a leader in the development and application of protective coatings & linings is pleased to announce the growth of their industrial scope of work to include the Eagle Ford Shale and Marcellus Shale.Ultimate Linings shows growth within the Oil & Gas Industry in the United States through their innovative protective Chemical...

Company name: Ultimate Linings
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea Training Program Announced for Early November 2012

The Level 3 class on Polyurea Products, will take place on November 5th, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The course will focus on VersaFlex's vast palette of coating, lining and concrete repair products. Attendees will learn about product usage from real world project profiles. Level 3 is free to attend. Level 1, Fundamentals of Polyurea, will take...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
PPG Expands DURABULL Protective Coatings to Auto Parts, Accessories Market

PPG Industries industrial coatings business announced that it has expanded the range of applications for DURABULL(R) heavy-duty protective coatings in the automotive parts and accessories market.Formulated from an advanced aliphatic polyurea technology, DuraBull coatings protect vehicles and their exterior components from road debris, stone chips,...

Company name: PPG Industries, Inc.
Published On: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

 
Polyurea Tested Against Tsunami Force

Waterproofed tanks left standing after Japan’s catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inspired Japanese researchers to develop a new coating that may protect other concrete structures hit by similar forces.A thin layer of the new spray-on plasticizing polyurea coating may help infrastructure and architectural structures retain their...

Company name: Shimizu
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Low-cost solution found for sinking pipe

City officials believe they have found a low-cost fix to the sinking 66-inch stormwater outfall pipe just east of Willowdale Road.The Portage Utility Services Board on Wednesday approved a change order with contractor, Dyer Construction, for $235,337. The change order will include replacing about 100 feet of pipe, most of it 66-inches in diameter,...

Company name: Abonmarche
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
BASF - Celebrating one of our greatest hits: Cellasto

When we say "we create chemistry for a sustainable future," we're talking about so many aspects of everyday life that it's difficult to even find a place to start. From agriculture to plastics and nutrition to transportation, BASF chemicals are ubiquitous in the modern world.One area BASF has put particular focus on, and has been particularly...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
BASF : thermoplastic specialties everywhere

Engineering plastics, polyurethanes and masterbatch preparations are once again the major topics of this year's BASF exhibit at the international exhibition for plastics processing. The company is displaying its new products for the plastics processing industry.Garden tools with long glass fiber reinforcementUltramid® Structure is being used as a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
APS Adds Elastollan® Soft Series to its TPEs and TPUs Product Line

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

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
H&S delivers the world's first industrial system for flexible PU foam conversion

H&S Anlagentechnik GmbH has received an order from a major Polish slabstock foam manufacturer to supply the world's first industrial-scale system to recover polyol from flexible polyurethane foam waste materials. The main target of the project is increasing sustainability in the PU mattresses manufacturing.Designed to produce 2.500 t of polyol per...

Company name: H&S Anlagentechnik
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
BASF to Present Innovative Products and Solutions for the Automotive Industry At the International...

BASF is presenting innovative products and solutions for the automotive industry at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg from October 10 to 12, 2012. At stand 208 in hall 2, BASF experts inform visitors about products and technologies for weight reduction, interior and exterior applications, powertrain, and chassis. With 760...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> WIRE & CABLE COATINGS
BASF at The International Cable Connectivity Symposium

For over 60 years, the International Wire & Cable Symposium and Conference has been the premier technology event in the wire and cable and connectivity industry. Join BASF for a presentation on "Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) for high performance cable applications: actual applications and future developments". Three days of formal lecture-style...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Romanian shoe maker steps into Senegal to keep up with Chinese competition

A Romanian shoe producer decided to relocate production to Senegal, where it plans to set up a mixed company with a local firm. The African state’s Government will provide transport for the equipment, the land plot and the utilities for the Romanian producer’s future factory in Senegal.“We’re not making a lot of business here, banks don’t get you...

Company name: Primo Tempo
Published On: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Alliance Polymers adds another 6,000 square feet; Needed for stockpiling more TPEs, Production...

Now in its 4th year, the continent’s sole “only soft elastomers distributor, manufacturer and technical support resource, ” Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC (APS) announces the addition of 6,000 more square footage at its headquarters facility near Detroit. The firm now operates out of a modern 18,000 square foot facility located only a few...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Michigan's Royal Technolologies buying Texas molder Hi-Tech Plastics

Royal Technologies Corporation’s acquisition of a Texas company is a move designed to strengthen the company’s Hudsonville operation.“It will certainly save jobs,” said Jim VanderKolk, CEO and founder of the company at 3765 Quincy Street that supplies parts to automotive and furniture makers.VanderKolk says the company has signed a letter of intent...

Company name: Royal Technolologies
Published On: Sunday October 14th, 2012

 
Perstorp supports the growing demand for biodegradable plastics with Capa™ Thermoplastics

Perstorp is committed to meet the strong growing demand for biodegradable plastics with investments in Capa™ Thermoplastics capacity. The market for biodegradable plastics is growing rapidly, driven by consumer demand as well as public regulations and recommendations. Mainly used in packaging and in agriculture, biodegradable plastics are defined...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Bayer organizes a Farmers’ Tech Meet to tackle farm-level wastage of produce

Bayer has had a presence in India for over 100 years, and has periodically strived to introduce the benefits of its global research and development strengths to the entire spectrum of the Indian Consumers. In recent years,Cold store solutions from BayerBayer organizes a Farmers’ Tech Meet to tackle farm-level wastage of produceAdditional...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
China extends anti-dumping duties on spandex imports

China will extend its anti-dumping duties on spandex yarn imported from Japan, Singapore, the United States, the Republic of Korea and the region of Taiwan for another five years, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Friday.The duties, effective from Saturday, will range from zero to 61 percent, according to a statement posted on the ministry's...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
Selena’s tenth anniversary in Kazakhstan

The Selena Group – global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemicals – is celebrating the tenth anniversary of operations in Kazakhstan. Selena is one of the local market leaders in flooring adhesives, polyurethane foams and sealants for the construction industry. The product range offered in Kazakhstan spans over 200 products, most of...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
Galstaff Multiresine expands capacities

The Italy-based resin producer will add an extra capacity of 45,000 tonnes per year of specialty resins mainly dedicated to the coating market in the coming two years.Galstaff Multiresine S.p.A., a Milan/Italy-based company active in 60 Countries around the world, will raise its production capacities. The resin producer has now fully integrated the...

Company name: Galstaff Multiresine
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
60 years K in Düsseldorf

60 years ago, on 11 October 1952, the first K show opened its gates in Düsseldorf. The German plastics industry was deep in post-war reconstruction, and the age of mass plastics production had only just dawned."Image building" in the positive sense was the goal to which the young industry and its various branches had committed themselves. In 1952,...

Company name: K 2013
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
Pexa France is on the move

Pexa, the specialist supplier of surface finishing materials to the aerospace, defence, electronics and energy markets is moving its location in France.Following several years working from its stock location in Lyon, Pexa is moving to the Paris region and will commence deliveries from the new location in November 2012.Pexa's new location is within...

Company name: Pexa
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
Cal Dooley reports exciting times for US PU and chemical industries

Robust growth in raw material demand has been experienced this year and should be sustainable into 2013 and beyond according to delegates attending this year’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Polyurethanes Technical Conference.“This year’s technical conference will help expand the PU market by pushing the envelope on performance,”...

Company name: The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
Alliance Polymers and Services to take major TPE leap - Will offer own line of TPEs in 4th quarter,...

Alliance Polymers and Services LLC (APS), a fast-growing distributor and technical resource for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), announces that by the end of the 4th quarter of 2012, it will begin selling proprietary thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) as well as SEBS-based thermoplastic elastomers compounds.According to company sources, TPVs will be...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Wednesday October 10th, 2012

 
IMCD Group to partner with Ineos ChlorVinyls

IMCD will distribute Ineos’ range of plasticisers in Italy, France, Belgium, Nordics, France, Switzerland and the UK.IMCD Group has announced a new distribution partnership with Ineos ChlorVinyls, one of the major chlor-alkali producers in Europe. According to the agreement the distribution company will market Ineos’ "Cereclor” range in Italy,...

Company name: IMCD
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
Cytec Announces Agreement to Divest Coating Resins Business

Cytec Industries Inc. announced today a definitive agreement to divest its Coating Resins business to Advent International, a global private equity firm for $1,032 million plus assumed liabilities of $118 million bringing the total value to $1,150 million. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter 2013, following the satisfaction of...

Company name: Cytec Industries Inc
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CIER) backs UN Sustainable Energy for All

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing announced its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA) initiative, and commended Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his leadership in advancing this important campaign.Craig Silvertooth, president of the Center, presented the overarching roofing industry commitment to the...

Company name: Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
BASF to cut 400 jobs from construction chemicals business

BASF is to cut 400 jobs from its construction chemicals business and shift focus for the unit away from southern Europe and the UK, where construction demand remains weak, the Germany-based chemicals major said on Thursday.A spokesperson for the company declined to say where the cuts would fall, citing ongoing discussions with employee...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
Masterflex changes name to Masterflex SE

As resolved by the 2012 Shareholders' Meeting, on 1 October 2012 the change in legal form of Masterflex AG was entered under new registry number HRB 11744 in the Commercial Register of the District Court in Gelsenkirchen, at which point the change in legal form to Masterflex SE came into force. With effect from 2 October 2012 onwards, the listing...

Company name: Masterflex
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
Dow and Sadara Announce Marketing and Sales Agreement, Focus on Growth Regions

The Dow Chemical Company today announced that an agreement is in place through which the Company will market and sell the majority of products produced by Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), Dow’s joint venture with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).Dow will leverage its global marketing experience and world-class operations to bring Sadara's...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Reverdia with DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts Win Best Presentation Award at 2012 Polyurethanes...

Lawrence Theunissen of Reverdia along with Robert Miller of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio were awarded the Best Presentation Award at 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference (CPI) for their presentation “Evaluating the Properties and Performance of Susterra® 1,3 Propanediol and Biosuccinium™ Sustainable Succinic Acid in TPU Applications”

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Kay Hennekens elected as new PU Europe President

The PU Europe general assembly of 4th October elected Kay Hennekens as new association president with a two-year mandate.Mr Hennekens, aged 44, has worked in the PU insulation industry since 1988. He is currently Managing Director of Nestaan Holland b.v. Kay Hennekens highlighted the contribution of PU high performance insulation to the renovation...

Company name: PU Europe
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
New research shows that GPs need to recognise occupational asthma

A new report published today in the scientific journal, Occupational Medicine, finds that many people who develop work related asthma are not correctly diagnosed by GPs. Work related factors cause one in ten cases of asthma in adults but an audit of patient records suggests that GPs do not recognise this in three quarters of patients. Every year up...

Company name: University of Birmingham
Published On: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
Composition from a polyisocyanate and a polyether monoamine

Composition obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate which is a diphenylmethane diisocyanate, optionally comprising a homologue comprising 3 or more isocyanate groups, and/or a variant of such diisocyanate with a monoalkylether of a polyoxyalkylene monoamine having an average molecular weight of 550-3000 and an oxyethylene content of more than 50% by...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Novel 2C PUR systems

The present invention relates to alkali metal salts of phosphomolybdic acid, especially sodium phosphomolybdate, for the accelerated curing of polyisocyanates with polyols, and to polyurethane Systems in which they are present.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Etheramines and their use as intermediates for polymer synthesis

The present invention relates to an etheramine mixture containing a monoether diamine and its method of production by alkoxylating an initiator with an alkylene oxide to produce a precursor polyol and reductively aminating the precursor polyol to form the etheramine mixture. The etheramine mixture may be used in variety of applications including as...

Company name: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes, polyureas and/or polyurethane-polyureas and method for making...

The present invention generally relates to polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes, polyureas and/or polyurethane-polyureas, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes, polyureas and/or polyurethane-polyureas also include at least one flexible hydrogen bond acceptor chain extender (HACE). In...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Liquid isocyanate composition

A liquid isocyanate composition is provided. The composition comprises at least one isocyanate component; at least one polyol and/or the adduct of said at least one isocyanate component and at least one polyol; clay nanoparticles. The polyol is an EO-tipped polyol, the NCO/OH ratio being in the range of 1500 to 1.5.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Process for preparing radiation-curable prepolymers containing urethane groups

The invention relates to a continuous process for preparing radiation-curable prepolymers containing urethane groups, more particularly urethane acrylates.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

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

An ink jet ink contains a self-dispersing pigment and a polyurethane polymer. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The polyurethane polymer has a cross-linked structure and an acid value of the polyurethane polymer is 60 mgKOH/g or more and 100 mgKOH/g or...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersions and methods of making and using same

The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to polyethylene terephthalate ("PET") polymers, digested oligomeric derivatives of PET ("dPET"), functionalized oligomeric derivatives of dPET ("dfPET"), and polyurethane dispersions ("PUD") made from or incorporating dfPET therein.

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive sheet and production method for electronic component

Disclosed is an adhesive sheet that has a base film and an ultraviolet curable adhesive layered upon the base film. The ultraviolet curable adhesive includes 100 parts by mass of an acrylic ester copolymer with a weight-average molecular weight of at least one million, 20 to 200 parts by mass of a photopolymerizable acrylate having at least three...

Company name: Denka
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous two-component dispersion adhesive

An aqueous two-component aqueous dispersion adhesives, including in particular polyether-polyurethane polymers and ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) having a glass transition temperature of greater than 0.degree. C. The dispersion adhesives are optimally suited for use as contact adhesives, and for gluing plastic membranes. It has been...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Fire resistant coating

A fire-resistant coating composition and method that can be applied to various poles and substrates so as to substantially reduce the likelihood of fire and/or heat damage. The first-resistant coating composition having a first component and a second component. The first component may comprise isocyanate and a thickening agent, and the second...

Company name: Crosslink Technology
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Low-viscosity polyurethane acrylate dispersions

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of low-viscosity, radiation-curable, aqueous dispersions based on polyurethane acrylates (UV-PUDs), wherein the UV-PUDs hydrophilised via hydroxy-functionalised carboxylic acids have a lower initial viscosity when a large part of the urethanisation, that is to say the reaction of the...

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Water-borne primer coating composition and method of forming coating film

A water-borne primer coating composition including a water-borne non-chlorinated polyolefin resin (A), a water-borne polyurethane resin (B), a water-borne epoxy resin (C) and an internally crosslinked acrylic particle emulsion (D), wherein the content of resin (A) is 15 to 60%, the content of resin (B) is 10 to 50%, the content of resin (C) is 20...

Company name: Honda Motor
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS
Producing PU rigid foams

The present invention relates to a process for producing polyurethane (PU) rigid foams by reaction of polyisocyanates with compounds having two or more isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms in the presence of blowing agents.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Process for permanent shaping of human hair

Present invention relates to a process for permanent shaping of human hair used both for the permanent waving of human hair with an excellent waving effect as well as for the straightening of curled hair. Present invention is a process for permanent shaping hair wherein hair is optionally washed or wetted or shampooed and a composition comprising...

Company name: KAO Germany
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Method for making low density polyurethane foam for sound and vibration absorption

Flexible polyurethane foams that function well in noise and vibration absorption applications are made from a mixture of polyether polyols oxides that each has a hydroxyl equivalent weight of from 1200 to 3000 and at least 70% primary hydroxyl groups. From 5 to 80% by weight of the ethylene oxide-capped polypropylene oxides are nominally...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> TWO COMPONENTS REACTION ADHESIVES
Method for gluing film-like substrates

A method for adhesively bonding film-like substrates, in which a two-component polyurethane adhesive is applied to a film and then a second film is applied, a two-component polyurethane adhesive being used that consists of--a component A containing at least one prepolymer having at least two NCO groups,--a component B containing at least one...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Polyurethane elastic yarn and production method thereof

[Problem] To provide a polyurethane elastic yarn which has the high strength and ductility sought in polyurethane elastic yarn, and also has excellent durability and heat resistance, as well as little fatigue at low temperature; and a production method thereof. [Means of Resolution] A polyurethane elastic yarn made from polyurethane which has...

Company name: Invista North America
Published On: Friday October 12th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Device for producing dispersions and method of producing dispersions

The instant invention is a device for producing dispersions and method of producing dispersions. The device for producing dispersions includes a first stator, a second stator, a shell encasing the first stator and the second stator, a rotor being disposed therebetween the first stator and the second stator thereby forming a first chamber and a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Support cradle for rolled coils and other cylindrical objects

A cradle unit for supporting metal coils, and other cylindrical objects, consists of two, parallel and separate saddles made of polyurethane or other material having a hardness range of between 50 Shore A and 90 Shore D, which saddles are connected together via a pair of parallel steel angle-brackets that provide inherent structural integrity to...

Company name: Kastalon
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Decomposing system for polyisocyanate residues, and start-up method for the same

An object of the invention is to provide a decomposing system for polyisocyanate residues that is capable of suppressing reaction of polyisocyanate residues with high temperature and high pressure water to allow smooth start-up of the operation, and a start-up method for the decomposing system for the polyisocyanate residues. The decomposing system...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday October 11th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Mechanical properties and fire retardant behavior of polyurethane foam reinforced with oil palm...

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of isocyanate/hydroxyl ratio and ammonium polyphosphate (APP) content on the properties of polyurethane foam. Polyurethane (PU) foam was prepared from polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate and polyethylene glycol with molecular weight of 200, reinforced with oil palm empty fruit bunch...

Company name: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Synthesis of triazole ring-containing pentol chain extender and its effect on the properties of...

This article describes the synthesis and property evaluation of different hyperbranched polyurethane-urea (HBPUU) coatings based on a newly synthesized triazole ring-based pentol chain extender. For this initially, the chain extender was synthesized using acetylene azide click reaction and the structure of the intermediate compounds were confirmed...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Crosslinking kinetics of the formation of lignin-aminated polyol-based polyurethane foam

FTIR-ATR (Fourier Transform Infrared-Attenuated Total Reflectance) spectroscopic analysis was used to study the kinetics of the formation of the polyurethane foam, which was prepared by reacting a mixture of lignin-aminated polyol (LAP) and glycol (PEG) with diphenylmethane diisocyanates (MDI-50) in the presence of water as blowing agent. The...

Company name: Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS
Synthesis and Property Study of a Novel Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersion

In this paper, a novel waterborne polyurethane dispersion (WPUD) based on oil ink binder for non-polar and/or low surface energy soft packing films has been synthesized using 2, 4-tolylene diisocyanate, polyester glycol (pol-1256), dimethylol propionic acid and extenders as materials. The structure of the prepolymer and waterborne polyurethane...

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Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Aliphatic polycarbonate-based polyurethane elastomers and nanocomposites. I. The influence of...

Aliphatic polycarbonate-based polyurethane (PC-PU) elastomers as well as their nanocomposites with organic-modified clay (bentonite for organic system) were synthesized. Macrodiols (MD) (randomly copolymerized aliphatic PC-glycols of molecular weight of about 2000: T5652, T4672, and T4692), hexamethylene diisocyanate, and butane-1,4-diol were used...

Company name: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Dynamic mechanical properties for polyurethane elastomers applied in elastomeric mortar

Dynamic mechanical properties of a polyurethane (PU) elastomer and a mortar processed with the same elastomer (modified polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG)) were studied. The results obtained showed that the liquid aromatic amine ETHACURE® 300, used as cure agent, can be used to substitute the aromatic amine MOCA®, which is usually used as cure...

Company name: Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica-ITA
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Aliphatic polycarbonate-based polyurethane elastomers and nanocomposites. II. Mechanical, thermal,...

Thermal, thermomechanical, tensile and gas transport properties of aliphatic polycarbonate-based polyurethanes (PC-PUs) and their nanocomposites with bentonite for organic systems were studied. Hard segments are formed from hexamethylene diisocyanate and butane-1,4-diol. All PC-PUs and their nanocomposites feature high degree of the phase...

Company name: Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Cast polyurethane elastomers with improved dynamic fatigue resistance

Cast polyurethane (PU) elastomers have been widely used in dynamic applications, such as rollers and wheels, where a low heat buildup, high-loading resistance, and good cut-growth resistance are desired. Because of their different molecular structure, cast PU elastomers do not perform in the same way in highly demanding dynamic applications. Small...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Physical characterization and rheological behavior of polyurethane/poly(ϵ-caprolactone)...

Blending effects of thermoplastic polyurethane based on polycaprolactone diol, PU (PCL diol), and poly (ϵ-caprolactone) (PCL) on the rheological properties and morphological behavior of the solvent-cast blends were investigated by parallel plate rheometer. The amount of PCL was varied from 20 to 50% by weight. Fourier transform infrared...

Company name: Tarbiat Modares University
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Investigation of polyurethane (urea)/modified nano-calcium carbonate hybrid aqueous dispersions and...

This investigation was focused on properties of polyurethane (urea) (PUU) by incorporating silica sol-modified nano-calcium carbonate (CaCO3). The FT-IR spectroscopy and ζ potential measurement indicated the presence of a hybrid effect due to the hydrogen bonding between the nano particles and the polymer matrix. For these hybrid aqueous...

Company name: Jiangsu University
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Effect of annealing treatment on the structure and properties of polyurethane/multiwalled carbon...

The thermoplastic polyurethane/multiwalled carbon nanotube (TPU/CNT) nanocomposites with high conductivity and low percolation threshold value were prepared by melting blending and annealing treatment. The effect of annealing process on the microphase structure and the properties of TPU/CNT nanocomposites was studied. It has been shown that CNT...

Company name: State Key Laboratory of Organic Inorganic Composites
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Study on effect of duration of the ultrasonication process on solvent-free polyurethane/organoclay...

In this study, effect of duration of ultrasonication process on structural characteristics and barrier properties of solvent-free castor oil-based polyurethane (PU)/organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) nanocomposites was investigated. A series of PU/OMMT composites were synthesized by in situ polymerization technique through an...

Company name: Petroleum University of Technology
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Shape memory properties of polycaprolactone-based polyurethanes prepared by reactive extrusion

The shape memory properties of polycaprolactone-based polyurethanes (PCLUs) synthesized via a novel route of reactive extrusion were investigated in terms of the deformation amplitude, temperature, and rate by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analyzer, and polarized optical microscopy (POM). DSC analysis shows that the...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
Achieving shape memory: Reversible behaviors of cellulose–PU blends in wet–dry cycles

Shape memory effect (SME) was achieved for cellulose–polyurethane (PU) blends of different compositions in wet–dry cycles, featuring that the amorphous cellulose and the PU content served as the fixing phase and the recovery phase, respectively. The dependence on the compositions of the fixity ratio and the recovery ratio was quantitatively...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
BIODEGRADABILITY
Degradation of polyurethanes in compost under natural conditions

The estimation of degradability of different polyurethanes under natural weather depending conditions in compost pile was the subject of this study. The incubation of polymer samples took place for a period up to 24 months. The characteristic parameters of the compost: temperature, pH, moisture content, and activity of dehydrogenases were monitored...

Company name: Gdynia Maritime University
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and characterization of novel epoxy-modified waterborne polyurethanes and their use in...

Novel epoxy-modified waterborne polyurethanes (EPUs) were synthesized from toluene 2,4-diisocyanate, poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), dimethylolbutyric acid, and 2,3-epoxy-1-propanol (glycidol). The chemical structures of the EPU products were characterized by 1H-NMR and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The thermal properties of the EPUs were...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday October 15th, 2012

 
 

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