Issue-337 - November 26, 2012   Recommend
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Aniline - A Global Strategic Business Report - new market research report

The global aniline market is projected to reach 6.2 million tons by the year 2015, led by the increasing demand from various end-user markets. In particular, the rising demand from methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), the chief ingredient in polyurethane foam, is expected to fuel consumption of aniline.Aniline, also known by the name of amino...

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Published On: Friday November 23rd, 2012

China domestic PO market to soften as demand turns weak

Domestic spot prices of propylene oxide (PO) in China may fall for the rest of the year as demand typically weakens at the onset of the winter season, leading to an oversupply of the material, industry sources said on Monday.PO was assessed at yuan (CNY) 11,400-11,600/tonne ($1,830-1,862/tonne) DEL (delivered) in east China on 23 November, down by...

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Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

A bigger return from the market

Petrochemical producers based in the Gulf region are shifting their product portfolios to more value-added polymers such as compounded polyolefins, polyurethanes (PU), engineering plastics, performance polymers and synthetic rubbers to regain competitiveness and create more jobs.The move is intended to improve the profitability of producers, as...

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Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Additive extends durability and UV protection

UV absorber brings improvement in the area of UV light protection for waterborne systems.Clariant has launched the new high performance UV absorber "Hostavin 3330 disp XP”. The additive has an active UV absorber content of 52 % which brings improvement in the area of UV light protection for waterborne systems. It offers high thermal stability and...

Company name: Clariant GmbH
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

US demand for solvents to reach 10.9 billion pounds in 2016

Demand growth for green solvents will significantly outpace that for conventional types, rising nearly four times faster than conventional solvents.US solvents demand will continue to rebound from its recessionary lows, rising 1.5 % per year in volume terms through 2016 to 10.9 billion pounds. A strong rebound in construction activity will drive...

Company name: The Freedonia Group
Published On: Tuesday November 20th, 2012

Using Catalysts for Polyurethane

Catalysts for Polyurethane paint seriously isn’t commonly used industrially and also commercially, mostly due for you to its chemical composition and the belief that often a curing agent is combined with the paint to get the correct firmness and sheen. This curing agent may be called a driver, due to the belief that it assists the paint from the...

Company name: SehoTech
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

China implements anti-dumping measures for TDI against EU suppliers

The European Union (EU) has been dumping toluene diisocyanate (TDI) into the Chinese market, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, 20 November 2012.A brief statement on the MOC's website said investigations concerning the dumping margin and possible damage to similar products and industries in China started on 23 March. The domestic...

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Published On: Friday November 23rd, 2012

New Market Report: Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Industry Outlook in Japan to 2016

GlobalData's report, Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Industry Outlook in Japan to 2016 - Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends, Capacity Forecasts of All Active and Planned Plants provides an in-depth coverage of Japan MDI industry. The research presents major market trends affecting the MDI industry in Japan. The report covers Japan MDI...

Company name: Fast Market Research
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

ABP Coatings offers expertise in special coatings and sealing solutions and uses BASF products

No one in Germany is allowed to drive a motor vehicle without it: the registration certificate. It leads a hidden existence in the wallets and glove boxes of millions of car drivers, waiting every day to be of service when the driver is stopped by the police. ABP Coatings from the East Frisian town of Aurich, Germany, helps to ensure that police...

Company name: ABP Coatings
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

KLB’s industrial floor coating business is flourishing – and relies on BASF

“Look, I’ve got a problem,” said the unidentified person who called sales manager Dr. Michael Fritz of KLB Kötztal Lacke + Beschichtungen GmbH at Ichenhausen, Germany, one Monday morning, “The color of the new floor in my apartment and the new wall design don’t match. I’ve invited a couple of guests to visit my place on Wednesday, so the floor...

Company name: KLB Kötztal Lacke + Beschichtungen GmbH
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Global Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market is Expected to Cross USD 1,746.9 Million in 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market- Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) demand was worth USD 987.2 million in 2010 and is expected to reach USD 1,746.9 million in...

Company name: Transparency Market Research
Published On: Wednesday November 21st, 2012

JEC Americas 2012 exceeds expectations

JEC’s inaugural composites conferences and show for the Americas, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from 7 – 9 November 2012, exceeded the composites industry’s expectations with an impressive showing of participating companies and expert presenters.306 exhibiting companies (65 % from North America and 35 % from Europe and Asia),...

Company name: JEC Americas
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

KraussMaffei presents compact injection molding cell at EuroMold 2012

At the EuroMold in Frankfurt (November 27-30, 2012) at the booth of roth Werkzeugbau GmbH (Hall 8.0 – Booth B 120), KraussMaffei presents a compact injection molding cell for the production of high-quality, decorated covers with integrated touch function in a single shot.Focus on premium quality surfacesThe basis is a hydraulic 2-platen machine of...

Company name: Krauss Maffei
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Dow Building Solutions Participates in America’s First Green Building Theme Park

Dow Building Solutions has teamed up with MainStreet America® (MSA), a new home and home product theme park, to help create the nation’s first comprehensive green building demonstration site. Open to the public starting November 24, 2012, the Houston complex consists of 12 showcase homes that demonstrate best practices from several major green...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Tuesday November 20th, 2012

Arizona commercial development receives spray foam treatment

The Riverview Development, a group of commercial properties being constructed in Safford, Arizona, has been in the works since September 2012. This development will consist of 480 buildings, and certified and trained contractors intend to equip the units with spray foam insulation to boost their energy efficiency.According to the Eastern Arizona...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday November 20th, 2012

Dow helps develop sustainable infrastructure in Sochi and Krasnodar Region

The Dow Chemical Company, Worldwide Olympic Partner, implemented a number of projects to help develop reliable and modern infrastructure in the city of Sochi and Krasnodar Region. Insulation materials - polyurethane systems produced at the Dow Izolan manufacturing facility in Vladimir - have been used to replace old pipes and build pipelines of the...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Foam Factory Acoustic Foam Proven Effective and Fire Retardant

After commissioning independent third-party testing, Foam Factory announces that their acoustic foam line has achieved acoustical performance ratings that measure greater than or similar to those of leading competitors. This finding by Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories comes in the wake of misleading claims that Foam Factory’s acoustic foam was...

Company name: Foam Factory
Published On: Tuesday November 20th, 2012

Murty Bhamidipati, Ph. D. to Lead Dur-A-Flex’s Research and Development

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring,has named Murty Bhamidipati, Ph. D. Manager, Research and Development. “Murty has taken a natural leadership role and is, without doubt, an extremely qualified individual whose accomplishments reflect his tremendous work ethic and...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Jörg Palmersheim to become new Secretary General of ISOPA and ALIPA

Effective January 1, 2013, Jörg Palmersheim will take over responsibilities as Secretary General of ISOPA and Sector Group Manager of ALIPA. Since 2007, he has been Vice President and Head of polyurethane systems Automotive & Diversified Industries and TPU resins at Bayer International Fribourg S.A. in Switzerland.Jörg Palmersheim has studied...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Encapsulated flexible polyurethane foam and method for making polyol to form foam

A cellular material. The cellular material can be the reaction product of a vegetable-based polyol made from a vegetable oil exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, wherein a free radical oxidation reaction is catalyzed by the UV light and the vegetable oil is converted into the vegetable-based polyol; and an isocyanate.

Company name: Ford Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Two part polyurea-urethane adhesive with elevated high temperature storage modulus

Two-part polyurea-urethane adhesive compositions comprising a Part A prepolymer component having an isocyanate component comprising polymeric isocyanate and an oligomer content greater than 15 weight percent, polyol having a molecular weight of about 5,000 to about 12,000 and about 20 weight percent to about 44 percent weight percent filler; and a...

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Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Polymer mixture

The invention relates to a polymer mixture, especially for decorative surfaces in an automobile interior, that displays an improvement in long-term functionality with respect to the properties of writing sensitivity, soiling and cleaning behavior, abrasion resistance, and antisqueak behavior, both in the delivery condition and in the used...

Company name: Benecke-Kaliko
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Water borne soft-feel coating composition

The invention relates to a water borne coating composition comprising a polyurethane and a polyisocyanate, wherein the composition further comprises a compound having a molecular weight of at most 1,000 and having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups, with the proviso that said compound having a molecular weight of at most 1,000 and having at...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Self-sealing ptfe graft with kink resistance

A self-sealing vascular graft, including a substrate with a sealant layer and several optional additional layers, is described. The substrate can be ePTFE and the material used for the sealant and additional layers can be polyurethane. The sealant layer and additional layers may include one or more base layers, one or more foam layers, beading of...

Company name: C. R. Bard
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Process for making a foam material from an organic substance

A foam material made from an organic fiber mixed with water and a polyurethane glue wherein after the mixture solidifies it creates the foam material. The foam material is made by a process comprising the steps of accumulating the organic fiber, grinding the organic fiber into a fibrous material, adding water to the fibrous material to create a...

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Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Method of manufacturing a foam

A method of manufacturing a foam having a negative Poisson's ratio comprising the steps: placing a pad 12 of open cell polyurethane foam on a moulding surface 4; placing a flexible membrane 18 over the exposed surface of the foam to create a sealed chamber 20 between the moulding surface 4 and the flexible membrane 18 in which the foam pad 12 is...

Company name: Rolls-Royce
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Polyurethane elastic yarn and method for producing same

Problem To provide a polyurethane elastic yarn with excellent elongation, recoverability, and light resistance that is suitable for use in stretchable fabrics and clothing, and to provide a method for manufacture thereof. Resolution Means Include a benzotriazole ultraviolet absorber containing one or more unsaturated bond in the molecule when...

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Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Thin-layer lignocellulose composites and methods of making the same

In one aspect, the present invention is a thin-layer lignocellulose composite having increased resistance to moisture. The thin-layer lignocellulosic composite includes a mixture of no more than about 95% by weight of a lignocellulosic fiber and at least about 5% by weight of an organic isocyanate resin. The mixture further includes short fibers...

Company name: JELD-WEN
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Golf ball

In a golf ball composed of a core and one or more cover layer which encloses the core, at least one cover layer is made primarily of a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer obtained by reaction curing a polyurethane undiluted solution which includes both a copolymeric polycarbonate polyol-containing polyol component and a polyisocyanate component....

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Process for producing polyurethane foam

A method for manufacturing a polishing pad containing substantially spherical cells and having high thickness accuracy includes preparing a cell-dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method; continuously discharging the cell-dispersed urethane composition from a single discharge port to a substantially central portion in the width...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Photopolymerizable functional radical-containing organosilicon compound and making method

An organosilicon compound is provided comprising an organic functional radical having a photopolymerizable double bond linked to a hydrolyzable radical-bonded silicon atom via a divalent organic radical containing a urea bond. Due to the inclusion of amide, urethane or urea bond structure and a photopolymerizable functional radical, the...

Company name: Shin-Etsu Chemical
Published On: Thursday November 22nd, 2012

Use of fluoropolymer permanent release coatings for molded polyurethane foam production

The problem of adhesion of polyurethane foams to fluoropolymer permanent release mold coatings was studied. Two coatings, based on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and perfluoroalkoxy polymer (PFA) aqueous dispersions, respectively, were applied on aluminum plates, and the foam release performance evaluated. The PTFE coating displayed gradual loss of...

Company name: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Parameters affecting transition temperatures of poly(lactic acid-co-polydiols) copolymer-based...

A series of polyester urethanes (PEUs) comprising poly(lactic acid-co-polydiol) copolymers as a soft segment, 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) as a hard segment were systematically synthesized. Soft segments, which were block copolymers of l-lactide (LA) and polydiols such as poly(ethylene glycol) and...

Company name: National Metal and Materials Technology Center
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Preparation of hyperbranched polyester polyol-based urethane acrylates and applications on...

In the present study, hyperbranched urethane acrylates (UA/HB-PEs) were synthesized by modifying the hydroxyl groups of hyperbranched polyester polyols (HB-PEs). The structure of oligomers were characterized by FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques. Formulations containing UA/HB-PEs, reactive diluents, and photoinitiator were applied onto wood...

Company name: Istanbul Technical University
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Piezoelectric sensing coating for real time impact detection and location on aircraft structures

Flexible, light weight and low cost electroactive coating has been fabricated by the dispersion of inorganic ferroelectric submicron particles in a polyurethane matrix. BaTiO3 particles have a mean diameter of 300 nm. The poling process and the influence of volume fraction of BaTiO3 on the piezoelectric activity of the coating have been reported....

Company name: INSA Lyon
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Roles of prestrain and hysteresis on piezoresistance in conductive elastomers for strain sensor...

Simultaneous experimental measurements of stress, strain and electrical resistivity were carried out by exposing two carbon black filled cross-linked elastomers and two nanocomposites of thermoplastic polyurethane and multiwalled carbon nanotubes to a series of cyclic strain histories. It was found that the resistivity‐strain relationships of...

Company name: University of Nottingham
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012

Shape memory polyurethane nanocomposites with functionalized graphene

The roles of graphene in shape memory polyurethane nanocomposite (SMPUN) as a reinforcing filler, as a fixed structure for memorizing a specified original shape, and as a conductive filler to actuate shape recovery by resistive heating, were examined. The effectiveness of each role was modulated by functionalizing graphene with a hydroxyl group...

Company name: University of Ulsan
Published On: Monday November 26th, 2012


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