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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
LANXESS strengthens phosphorus chemicals network

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has invested EUR 5 million in its phosphorus chemicals production network in Leverkusen. One of the largest of its kind in the world, this network is the foundation for efficient production, global availability and high supply reliability. The newly implemented measures will result in a capacity increase of ten...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Aliphatic diamine chain extender

The Alpharetta, GA, USA, based company Hanson Group, LLC offers HXA CE‑425 as chain extender for light stable poly­ureas, polyurethanes, epoxies, hybrid coatings, and elastomer systems. The product is based on a hindered aliphatic amine and is also designed for hardening/crosslinking epoxy resins being used in filament winding and resin...

Company name: The Hanson Group
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biofuels Companies Drop Biomass and Turn to Natural Gas

Calysta Energy, a recently unveiled startup based in Menlo Park, California, plans to make diesel fuel that costs half as much as conventional diesel. It says it has demonstrated, at a small scale, that microorganisms that naturally feed on natural gas can be engineered to make diesel and other chemicals, and it projects that the process will be...

Company name: Calysta Energy
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Industrial Maintenance Group Announces Launch of New Website

Industrial Maintenance Group recently announced the completion and launch of their new website. The newly designed website is aimed at providing a more user friendly experience to their visitors.The website focuses on Industrial Maintenance Group’s solutions by providing concise information about their environmental safety and protection services....

Company name: Industrial Maintenance Group
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
“Curiosity” coating survives long-term exposure to space environment

Paint-like spray coating was exposed to the harsh space environment for four years as part of the Materials on International Space Station Experiment investigation.A coating that survived long-term exposure on the International Space Station took an even longer journey on the Mars "Curiosity” Rover and is protecting the craft's critical power unit...

Company name: AZ Technology
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
A standardised global approach to Sustainability for the Coatings Industry

The Coatings Industry needs to develop a common language and a consistent set of metrics in order to build a coherent global approach to Sustainability and a level playing field. Developing a global consensus on precise definitions, standards, performance metrics and targets may be a tall order, but the benefits to both the industry and Society in...

Company name: TMA Consulting
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Surface Solutions and Ucrete: Partnering for over 1 Million Square Feet of BASF Ucrete Industrial...

It takes a great deal know-how to become a BASF Ucrete Master Contractor. Surface Solutions Inc., an Indianapolis based industrial flooring contractor knows what it takes to earn such an achievement. In fact, Surface Solutions was the largest consumer of Ucrete products in 2011, installing over 300,000 sq/ft of Ucrete material in 2011. As a company...

Company name: Surface Solutions
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Touch ‘n Seal Introduces Two New Firestop Sealants

Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Touch ‘n Seal insulating foams and sealants, has added two fire rated sealants to the product line: FireStop Gun Foam and FireStop 814 Sealant. Both products have been tested and certified to be code-compliant for use in passive fire containment. “Fire containment requires the use of multiple products...

Company name: Touch n Seal
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Merquinsa Presents TPU Industrial Solutions at TPE 2012 Conference

Merquinsa, a Lubrizol company, today announces that it will participate in the TPE 2012 conference, which will take place in Berlin on November 13-14, 2012. Organized by Smithers Rapra, the conference will be attended by material manufacturers, compounders, tier one and two suppliers and end users of thermoplastic elastomers.Mrs. Maria Josep Riba,...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
The HIVOCOMP consortium: Mid-project Consortium meeting concluded in Belgium

The fifth Consortium meeting of the project took place on 11-12 October 2012 at the Huntsman Polyurethanes premises near Leuven, Belgium.Two years after the project launched back in 2010, the HIVOCOMP project has developed a deeper understanding of composite material behaviour and is showing intriguing material properties both in its thermoset and...

Company name: The HIVOCOMP consortium
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Foamlinx extends and develops its line of CNC routers

In response to a growing market demand for foam machining, Foamlinx LLC based in Sunnyvale, CA has extended and developed its line of CNC routers to include almost any size, from only few inches of working area all the way up to 30 feet routers in length.Each router uses a spindle that is the motor doing the actual cutting. Foamlinx Router's...

Company name: Foamlinx
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
How Being Green Pays Off: Eco-Friendly Building Materials

When you’re building a new home, there are many things you will likely consider. You want the building process to be reasonably economic, you want your building materials to last, and you want them to be energy efficient throughout the life of your home. To accomplish this some forethought is required in order to include as many energy and...

Company name: Greener Ideal
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> FLOOR CAVITIES FILLING
Concrete Jack polyurethane and cellular concrete injection crews standing by to resupport structures...

Concrete Jack's high density polyurethane injection and lightweight cellular concrete installation crews are standing by to pump waterproof void filling materials under undermined structures as a result of Hurricane Sandy.Tidal inundations and storm surge frequently wash backfill material out from under interior floors of homes and businesses, boat...

Company name: Concrete Jack
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
House Works: Spray foam offers more than just R values

Back in August, I told you how R values don’t accurately reflect the real world energy performance of home insulation. For reasons that continue to baffle me, most of the home building world still operates on the misunderstanding that all insulation products with the same R values offer equal energy performance.That’s simply not the case. Far from...

Company name: Tiger Foam
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Biobased insulating material is made of bark extract

Prof. Marie-Pierre Laborie receives award for her research on hard foams from bark extract to serve as insulating material for homes.The Fraunhofer Association has selected Prof. Marie-Pierre Laborie’s research on hard foams from bark extract to serve as insulating material for homes for the distinction "German High Tech Champion” in the category...

Company name: University of Freiburg
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Michelin Distributes X-Tweel SSL for Skid Steer Loaders

Michelin is now distributing the MICHELIN X-Tweel SSL, a non-pneumatic mobility solution for skid steer loaders in various industries. The MICHELIN 12N16.5 X-Tweel SSL hub design is universal and can be fitted on most skid steer loaders. It is available in the U.S. and Canada as a no compromise solution for skid steer owners. Introduced by...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Research and Markets: The Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices

The Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices", brings together a range of articles and case studies dealing with medical device R&D. Chapters in the book cover materials used in medical implants, such as Titanium Oxide, polyurethane, and advanced polymers; devices for specific applications such as spinal and craniofacial implants, and other issues...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
RedEye On Demand Customer Satisfaction Rated as 'Best-in-Class' for Four Consecutive Months

Obtaining a 'best-in-class' Net Promoter® Score (NPS) once in 12 months is exciting for any business, but for four consecutive months and counting, RedEye On Demand has found its stride as the leader in the developing additive manufacturing industry when it comes to delivering quality service. RedEye On Demand, a rapid prototyping and direct...

Company name: RedEye On Demand
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
NEW Fast Setting Polyurethane for Roller Manufacturers

The RFA - 680 is used for manufacturing both small and large rollers using polyurethane. A ribbon of liquid urethane is applied to a rotating roller and moved across the cylindrical surface. The method is somewhat similar to turning, but the material is applied instead of being removed. It is possible to build layers to different thicknesses for...

Company name: Crosslink Technology
Published On: Tuesday November 06th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
General Plastics to Exhibit November 7-10, 2012 With Cold-Storage Distributor CSI

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will be participating in the 32nd International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Conference and Expo November 7-10 in Orlando, Florida. It will be exhibiting jointly with its cold-storage distribution partner CSI in the Chase Doors booth, #30-31, at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The companies...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
AkzoNobel inaugurates R&D centre in India

The India Analytical Centre at AkzoNobel’s Bangalore lab will leverage global and local resources to provide analytical services to fulfill the needs of all coatings businesses in India.AkzoNobel has launched a new initiative at its International Research Centre at Bangalore. The India Analytical Centre (IAC) as this new initiative is now known was...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
BASF inaugurates new dispersions plant in Huizhou

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, inaugurated its new dispersions plant in Daya Bay Petrochemical Industrial Park in Huizhou, China. The new plant will produce styrene butadiene (XSB) dispersions and styrene acrylic (SA) dispersions. XSB dispersions are mainly used as coating binders for paper, while SA dispersions are used in paint and...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Polytex USA installed new coating line at Calhoun, GA location

Turfstore's partner Polytex USA has installed a new coating line at its location in Calhoun, GAThe brand new line has been built and optimized towards the specifics of artificial turfThe new coating will markedly improve the tuft bind, the force holding the filaments in the turfWell in advance of next year's field installation season, Polytex USA...

Company name: Polytex USA
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Huntsman profit beats on higher polyurethane prices

Chemical maker Huntsman Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit as it raised prices of some polyurethane products used in foam insulation due to strong demand in Europe and Asia.Over the past two quarters, the company's polyurethane business has helped offset weak sales in its pigments division, which makes products used in paints and...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
Rmax Celebrates 35 Years in Polyiso Insulation Business

Rmax Operating, LLC will celebrate its 35th Anniversary, according to Rmax President and COO, Martin Heiskell. Rmax has been under the same ownership for all of its 35 years, manufacturing commercial, residential and industrial polyiso insulation products and providing engineered solutions for enhanced energy efficiency.The company was founded in...

Company name: Rmax
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Germany's Bayer MaterialScience Q3 PU sales rise by 10.2%

Sales for Bayer MaterialScience’s polyurethane (PU) business unit rose by 10.2% to €1.57bn ($2.01bn) in the third quarter of 2012, when compared with the same period last year, driven mainly by higher sales volumes in all product groups and regions, according to the company’s financial report issued on Tuesday.The percentage rise takes into account...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Star opens new lab

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers has opened its 5th laboratory at its headquarters facilities in Broadview, IL. Other labs in the company’s complex are a chemicals lab, an instrumentation lab, a physical testing lab and a research lab. Interestingly, Star has given names of famous researchers to each of its laboratories: Wet chemistry lab = Bohr...

Company name: Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
Bayer on track for a successful 2012

The Bayer Group remains on a path of growth. “The upward trend in our life science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – continued in the third quarter of 2012,” Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers said Tuesday following the publication of the interim report. HealthCare, particularly the Pharmaceuticals business, gained further growth...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
BASF Maintains Good Business Performance in the Third Quarter

After a solid first half, BASF maintained good business performance overall in the third quarter. Sales rose by 8% to €19 billion, particularly due to higher volumes. At just under €2.1 billion, income from operations (EBIT) before special items was 5% above the level of the third quarter of 2011. The higher contribution from the Oil & Gas and...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Van Adrichem Joins Emerald Kalama Chemical BV as EMEA Sales Manger for K-FLEX® Product Line

Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business unit of Emerald Performance Materials, has announced the appointment of Raúl van Adrichem as KFLEX ® sales manager for the EMEA region. The K-FLEX product line offers phthalate-free, low VOC plasticizers and coalescents that provide multiple performance benefits for adhesives, sealants, coatings, vinyl and other...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Managerial Role Change at BUFCA

A new Chairman has been appointed at BUFCA, the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association, which is the trade association responsible for promoting the use of spray and injected polyurethane foam for buildings, marine and other applications. He is Peter Bristow, of UCS Insulation Ltd, in Hull. Peter has served the polyurethane foam industry for...

Company name: the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Reorganization of the Management Team at ALTANA AG

ALTANA AG will make a change in the top positions of its four divisions. As of November 1, 2012, the presidents of the company's divisions, BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS and ACTEGA, will each take over responsibility for another division of ALTANA AG. With this rotation, ALTANA aims to promote the transfer of know-how within the Group and further strengthen...

Company name: Altana
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Lehigh Technologies Bolsters Presence in Tire, Industrial Rubber, Plastics and Polyurethane Markets...

Lehigh Technologies Inc., a leading sustainable materials company, today announced the addition of two seasoned tire and plastics industry executives, Greg Henwood and Michael Kruzynski, to the company's business development team, expanding Lehigh's reach in the tire, plastics and polyurethane markets. Greg Henwood is a new Sales Director for...

Company name: Lehigh Technologies
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Fabrice Fouletier succeeds Lennart Holm as Chairman of the Board of Perstorp

Perstorp Chairman of the Board, Lennart Holm, has decided to leave his assignment with the Perstorp Group. He will be replaced by Fabrice Fouletier, PAI partners.After more than 12 years with Perstorp, first as President and CEO and most recently as Chairman of the Board, Lennart Holm has decided to leave his position with the Perstorp Group.“Over...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Tuesday October 30th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Fast demold/extended cream time polyurethane formulations

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

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Bismuth-catalyzed polyurethane composition

A one-component polyurethane composition includes at least one polyurethane prepolymer having terminal isocyanate groups which is prepared from at least one polyisocyanate and at least one polyol, and to at least one catalyst system which is obtainable from at least one bismuth compound and at least one aromatic nitrogen compound. The polyurethane...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Non-crystallizing bis-oxazolidines

Non-crystallizing oxazolidines as curing agents for polyisocyanates and polyurethanes. The curing agents are mixtures of at least one polyoxazolidine POU having at least two urethane groups and at least one polyoxazolidine POC having at least one carbonato group.

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyol, polyurethane, obtained using the same, process for production thereof, and molded...

A process for producing a polyurethane, which comprises using a polyester polyol (a-1), a polyether polyol (b), an isocyanate compound (c) and a chain extender (d) as a raw material to produce a polyurethane, wherein the polyester polyol (a-1) is a polyester polyol (a-1) obtained by forming an ester bond between either a carboxyl group of a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemical
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Carbon fiber bundle

A carbon fiber bundle has carbon fibers and a sizing agent, wherein the sizing agent comprises a water soluble polyurethane resin having an SP value of 11.2 to 13.3, and the sizing agent is deposited on the carbon fibers at a rate of 0.5 to 7% by mass. In another carbon fiber bundle, the sizing agent is composed of the component shown in (A) and...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
Polythiourethane polymerizable composition and method for producing optical resin by using same

A resin composition excellent in tintability and resin strength, a resin obtained by curing such a resin composition, and an optical component is provided. A polymerizable composition containing an isocyanate compound suitably used for transparent resin materials, at least one polythiol compound which may have one or more (poly) sulfide bonds in a...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Electroconductive material and method of producing the same

An electroconductive material has a support, at least one electroconductive layer on or above the support, and an adhesive layer containing at least two binder resins between the support and the electroconductive layer. Preferably, the electroconductive layer contains PEDOT and PSS, the support is composed of PET, and the adhesive layer contains a...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Adhesive composite system for covering, closing or gluing cellular tissue

The invention relates to an adhesive composite system comprising an adhesive layer of a tissue adhesive and a protective layer which is applied to the surface of the adhesive layer, said tissue adhesive being based on hydrophilic polyurethane polymers and the protective layer is water-proof. The invention also relates to a method for producing said...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet and method for producing the same

The present invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet containing a substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on at least one side of the substrate, in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is obtained by heating and drying an aqueous dispersion pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing an acrylic...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Universal primer compositions and methods

A composition for and method for bonding a substrate. In general, applied to a substrate will be a primer composition that includes an adhesion promoter, which is an adduct prepared by the reaction of at least one aromatic polyisocyanate compound, with an active hydrogen containing moiety of an organofunctional silane, and a prepolymer derived from...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Water-based two layer coating systems based on urethane, the use thereof and substrates coated with...

Disclosed is an aqueous clearcoat material for producing a waterborne urethane-based two-coat coating system, comprising at least one secondary polyacrylate dispersion having a polyacrylate glass transition temperature T.sub.g.gtoreq.20.degree. C. and at least one hybrid polyacrylate-polyurethane dispersion with a weight ratio of the polyacrylate...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Water-based coating compositions

The present invention relates to water-based coating composition comprising A) at least one water-dilutable polyurethane binder, B) optionally at least one curing agent, and C) at least one pigment, characterised in that the at least one water-dilutable polyurethane binder is based on at least one polyhydroxyl compound, said polyhydroxyl compound...

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

 
FOAMS
Compositions and use of cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene foam-forming composition in the...

A foam-forming composition is disclosed which includes both cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene and a poorly compatible active hydrogen-containing compound having two or more active hydrogens. Also disclosed is a closed-cell polyurethane or polyisocyanurate polymer foam prepared from reaction of effective amounts of the foam-forming composition and...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foam

A process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam having a low transmissibility at resonance frequency, of which a rebound resilience can be suppressed, without using a foam stabilizer, is provided. In production of a flexible polyurethane foam; an isocyanate containing TDI as the main component is used as an isocyanate; and a polyol containing...

Company name: Asahi Glass Company
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Method of improving mechanical strength of flexible polyurethane foams made from bio-based polyols,...

A method of improving the mechanical strength of polyurethane foams made from bio-based polyols, the polyol-containing compositions utilized in the method of the invention, and the polyurethane foams produced by the method of the invention are provided. The method of the invention involves the incorporation of aromatic polyester polyol in the...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Anchored polysiloxane-modified polyurethane coatings and uses thereof

A polymeric material, prepared by reacting a mixture comprising a polyorganosiloxane having one or more isocyanate-reactive functional groups, polyisocyanate, and polyol, is provided. The isocyanate-reactive functional groups, typically one or two, are attached to only a single end of the polyorganosiloxane chains. The polymeric material may be...

Company name: NDSU Research Foundation
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Coated insulated coolers and method of manufacture

Disclosed is an improvement to temporary foam cooler box construction, wherein the foam cooler box is provided hardware inlays for cooler hardware and then treated with a polyurethane shell coating to improve the cooler box durability and carrying capacity over its bare foam counterpart. The inlays are backing hardware that are adhered directly to...

Company name:
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Surface coating system and method

Coating systems for a surface (such as a floor) including a peelabie layer composition including a peelabie layer film former, and a maintenance layer composition including a maintenance layer film former having a first Tg from about -100.degree. C. to about 20.degree. C. Methods of coating a surface are also provided. One method may include...

Company name: Diversey
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Surface coating system and method of using surface coating system

A coating system for a surface (such as a floor) including an adhesive layer composition including a dispersible adhesive that forms an adhesive layer upon application to a surface, and a maintenance layer composition comprising a dispersible polymer that forms a maintenance layer upon application to the adhesive layer. The dispersible adhesive may...

Company name: Diversey
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Low-emission polyurethane backing layer, spray polyurethane system for producing such a backing...

The present invention relates to a spray-polyurethane system which comprises a polyol component (A) and an isocyanate component (B), where the polyol component (A) comprises a1) at least one compound reactive with isocyanate, a2) at least one reactive chain extender having at least two groups reactive toward isocyanates, where at least one group...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane containing structural units of polyester and polyether diols

The present invention is a transparent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) comprising structural units of: a.) a diisocyanate; b.1) a polyester diol and b.2) a specific polyether diol and c.) a chain extender. The TPU has good combinations of light transmission and clarity, tensile strength, low temperature flexibility, and high moisture vapor...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FILMS
Layered structure of inflatable pad

A layered structure of inflatable pad includes at least one thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film and at least one nonwoven fabric sheet, which are laminated together through application of heat and pressure by a laminating machine. The TPU film is formed by first synthesizing TPU particles with diisocyanate and polyol, heating and melting the...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Polyurethane composite materials

Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite materials may be formed by reaction and extrusion of one or more polyols, one or more di- or poly-isocyanates, and from about 45 to about 85 weight percent of inorganic filler such as fly ash....

Company name: Century-Board USA
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Comfortable bed preventing bed sores for invalids and sleep disturbing patient

A comfortable bed is provided. The bed is comprised of one head panel, one foot panel, two side support panels, one bed plate, one removable key-hole shape panel, and two side bottom frames. The two side support panels are comprised of a rigid wood portion and a soft resilient portion. The resilient portion is comprised of a smooth rounded "W"...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> TILES (ROOFING & FLOORING)
Light weight molded roof tile with integrated solar capabilities

An improved building roof tile that is featherweight, category 5 hurricane proof, yields a high R-value, offer low thermal transference into attic space, will retrofit any sloped roof without structural build-up, can be molded into single or triple units, cannot break under foot or when extreme pressures are applied, can produce solar energy, is...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Extruded plastics profiles comprising continuously introduced insulation elements

The present invention relates to a continuous process for producing a profile comprising at least one core made of a polyurethane foam or a mixture comprising a polyurethane foam, at least one jacket made of at least one thermoplastic material, and optionally at least one foil between core and jacket, to a profile produced via said process, to the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Low gloss wood for interior trim

The present disclosure is directed to a light-colored wood component for the interior of an automotive vehicle that includes a UV additive-containing aqueous treating mixture coated onto the wood substrate at a loading ranging between about 84 to about 104 g/m.sup.2, and having a low gloss polyurethane-containing topcoat essentially free of UV...

Company name: Honda Motor
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

Golf ball 2 has core 4, cover 6 and paint layer 12. The base polymer of the cover 6 includes a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. The cover 6 includes one or more kinds of ultraviolet ray absorbing agents. The paint layer 12 includes one or more kinds of ultraviolet ray absorbing agents. There are one or more kinds of ultraviolet ray absorbing...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
Practice golf ball

A practice golf ball has a core and a cover. The core is made of a rubber composition which includes a base rubber, a co-crosslinking agent which is methacrylic acid, a crosslinking initiator and a metal oxide. The respective ingredients in the rubber composition are formulated in specific amounts, and the core has an optimized hardness profile....

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Intrauterine system

The present invention relates to novel intrauterine systems and to methods for manufacturing these systems. An intrauterine system according to the invention comprises a reservoir and a continuous, closed and flexible frame. The frame comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer made of a polycarbonate diol, 1,6-hexamethylenediisocyanate, and a...

Company name: Bayer Oy
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BONE & CARTILAGE
Methods, devices and compositions for adhering hydrated polymer implants to bone

A method of attaching an implant to a bone, the implant comprising a hydrated polymer comprising a lubricious hydrated surface and an attachment surface comprising accessible chemical functional groups. The method includes the steps of treating the implant or the bone with an isocyanate-containing compound; placing the attachment surface in...

Company name: Biomimedica
Published On: Sunday November 04th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Thermosetting poly(thio)urethane formulation comprising at least one block copolymer and use thereof...

The invention relates to a polymerisable liquid mixture comprising: (a) a polymerisable thermosetting composition which is a precursor by polymerization of a first thermoset polymer material, said composition containing at least one polythiol and/or one polyol, preferably a polythiol, and at least one polyiso(thio)cyanate; and (b) a second polymer...

Company name: Essilor International
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Process for obtaining pipes and joints from a polymer composite

A process for obtaining pipes and connections from a polymeric composite is provided. An internal pipe is formed using a fiberglass and epoxy resin matrix. Made in a mold by filament winding a roving wire, the internal pipe is impregnated with epoxy resin and catalyzed with a heat curing agent. The pipe extremities are formed through a mold using a...

Company name: Interfibra Industrial
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
LAMINATES
Photochromic polyurethane laminate

A photochromic polyurethane laminate that is constructed to solve certain manufacturing difficulties involved in the production of plastic photochromic lenses is disclosed. The photochromic laminate includes at least two layers of a resinous material and a photochromic polyurethane layer that is interspersed between the two resinous layers and...

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
IONOMERS
Chemical resistant ionomers and protective coverings

This invention relates to novel chemical resistant, film forming, and moisture vapor permeable ionomers, including specialized polyurethane ionomers, polyurea ionomers, polyamide ionomers, polyester ionomers, or a mixture of the said ionomers, having high content of covalent-bonded ionic groups, total >100 milli-equivalents per 100 gram of...

Company name: Perfect Defense Technology
Published On: Wednesday October 31st, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI): EU classification; impact of REACH; worker and consumer...

Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) is being used increasingly as an alternative resin in the composite wood industry for environmental, indoor air, production capacity or quality reasons. This paper gives an overview of the hazards, classification, regulations and exposure risks related to the use of MDI and MDI bonded wood products. Its aim is...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Effect of thermocycling on the flexural and impact strength of urethane-based and high-impact...

Mechanical properties of the acrylic resins used for denture fabrication may be influenced by water and temperature. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of thermocycling on the flexural and impact strength of a high-impact (Lucitone 199) and a urethane-based denture material (Eclipse).MATERIALS AND METHODS:Flexural strength (64 ×...

Company name: Universidade Estadual Paulista
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> NANOCOMPOSITE
A Novel Approach for the Utilization of Biocellulose Nanofibres in Polyurethane Nanocomposites for...

With the increasing number of surgical bone grafts per year, the application of biomaterials in tissue engineering has become a popular issue. In the present work, the potential of biocellulose-nanofibre-reinforced polyurethane nanocomposites to act as bone scaffold implants is established. Investigating properties of polyurethane shows that this...

Company name: Ryerson University
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Carbon nanotube-polyurethane nanocomposites for structural vibration damping

Nanotechnology is an area which has vast potentials for turning fundamental research into successful innovations. In the present paper, damping in Polyurethane (PU)-Multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) nanocomposites is studied by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) and Free Layer Damping (FLD) methods. MWNT is functionalised using HNO3/H2SO4 mixture,...

Company name: Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (DRDO)
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Impregnation of Hydrogenated Graphite in Polyurethane Pad for Improved Performance in...

This study aimed to fabricate a chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) pad by impregnating a polyurethane matrix with graphite particles. Two kinds of pads—one employing 8 wt% hydrogenated graphite and another employing 8 wt% natural graphite—were fabricated and their performance was compared with that of a conventional polyurethane polishing pad....

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Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Novel Thermally-Reversible Epoxy-Urethane Networks

Thermally-reversible epoxy-urethane networks are prepared by the reaction of diamines and diepoxy monomers containing two Diels–Alder adducts. The diepoxy compounds are formed via a Diels–Alder reaction between two epoxy-containing furans and bismaleimides having urethane moieties. The urethanebismaleimides were obtained by the reaction of...

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
Fabrication of Functional Waterborne Polyurethane/Montmorillonite Composites by Click Chemistry...

“Click“ chemistry method was used to fabricate novel waterborne polyurethane (WPU)/montmorillonite (MMT) composites based on alkyne-containing WPU and azide-modified montmorillonite. The morphology of these composites was characterized by x-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope. The mechanical properties, thermal stability, and flame...

Company name: Qingdao University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Occupational contact allergy to monomeric isocyanates

The monomeric isocyanates diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), 2,4-toluene diisocyanate (TDI), isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) are used in polyurethane products and sometimes cause contact allergy.Objectives. To describe patients with isocyanate contact allergy in an occupational dermatology clinic.Methods....

Company name: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Published On: Monday November 05th, 2012

 
 

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