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  Issue-338 - December 03, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DEFOAMER
Air Products Introduces Airase™ Defoamers

Air Products today introduced its new Airase™ Structured Siloxane Defoamer Line (SSDLTM Defoamers) comprising seven siloxane defoamers specifically designed for optimal performance in water-based formulations. These new defoamers have been designed to exhibit predictable performance relative to each other to provide formulators with a structured...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Evonik Comfort & Insulation wins Best Presentation Award

Demonstrating Evonik’s commitment to innovation, Robert Tauchen receives “Best Presentation Award” at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Atlanta, USA.Robert Tauchen, Technical Service Representative from the Comfort & Insulation Business Line, received a second consecutive “Best Presentation Award” at the 2012 Polyurethane Technical...

Company name: Evonik Comfort & Insulation
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Potentially Toxic Chemicals in 58% of Couches, Study Finds

More than half of all couches tested in Duke University-led research contained potentially toxic or untested chemical flame retardants that may pose risks to human health, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.The study analyzes 102 polyurethane foam samples from couches purchased for home use in...

Company name: Duke University
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Mold Release Agents and Sealers help produce polyurethane foams

Exceptional Performance on a Variety of Substrates, Including Polyurethane Foams and ThermoplasticsRocky Hill, Conn. - A new line of Loctite® Frekote® mold release agents and sealers from Henkel Corporation is designed for use on a variety of substrates, including rigid and elastomeric open cell polyurethane foams. Easy to apply and fast curing,...

Company name: Henkel North America
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
VOC-free 100% Polyols / Waterbased OH-functional Dispersions: New Brochure availabe

Albodur® two-pack PU-Polyols based on renewable resources with the proven properties of the polyurethane chemistry, e.g. for flooring coatingsMain applications:› decorative concrete flooring› industrial sports flooring› binders for pigment pastes› primerCustomer specific requirements need individual solutions. Please contact us for technical...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Piedmont Chemical Launches 100 Percent Renewable Polyester Polyols Leveraging Renewable Chemicals...

Piedmont Chemical (Piedmont) announced today a new offering of renewable, sustainable polyester polyols – building-block chemical intermediates used in the production of urethane foams, coatings, adhesives and sealants. Piedmont combines Susterra® propanediol from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products (DTL) with Bio-Succinic Acid from Myriant Corporation...

Company name: Piedmont Chemical
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Curable coating compositions containing uretdione compounds patented

A curable coating composition includes a uretdione compound having one uretdione group and having a plurality of functional groups selected from crosslinkable groups and groups that modify a coating property.BASF coatings disclosed a coating compositions including those having a binder component having a plurality of active hydrogen-containing...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
New Hempel DTM Coating Cures in 1 Hour

Global coatings maker Hempel has launched an anti-corrosive coating that combines primer and topcoat in a single coat and cures in 60 minutes.Based on polyaspartic fast-cure technology, new Hemparea 55973 is suitable for C3 corrosive environments—the only C3 classified coating on the market that can be handled within one hour at 20°C (50% RH),...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Arkema expands its coating business in Asia Pacific Region

Arkema, a global leader in specialty chemicals and a major global coating material player will present its latest developments in Asia for the coating business at Chinacoat 2012 that opens today. The group continues to implement its growth strategy for the coating business by adding assets to its significant base of manufacturing and research...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Roof renovations using spray foam help Georgia farm stay profitable

A Georgia poultry farm will continue to remain profitable thanks, in part, to the efforts of a local spray foam contractor.Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine reports that Georgia's Fieldale Farms hired local spray foam professionals to complete roof renovations using foam insulation. The farm initially set a goal of saving $1.5 million in...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
New Antifouling Guide, Papers Available

A reliable methodology for determining the efficacy of antifouling coatings is the topic of a free new guidance document developed by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council’s (IPPIC) Antifouling Work Group.IPPIC also has a number of new papers available from its recent Fourth Global Marine Coatings Forum, held earlier this month in...

Company name: The International Paint and Printing Ink Council
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray foam professionals provide custom-tailored services

A growing number of business professionals have begun using spray foam insulation to enhance their efficiency during a variety of projects. For example, a Louisiana-based foam insulation business has taken advantage of the product's quick and easy application process to offer custom solutions to clients, according to SprayFoam.com."We do anything...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Food Processing Company Uses Polyurea for Wastewater Discharge and Treatment Plant

A prominent food processing company and its consulting engineers evaluated several methods to handle their wastewater by-products from their food processing and cannery operations. Their decision was to design and construct a brand new facility that was capable to handle their waste stream but also provide power to the plant through green...

Company name: Spectrum Contracting
Published On: Sunday December 02nd, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
“Research Award” for Henkel Ibérica

Henkel has been honored for its work with Spanish universities and research centers: The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) and the Government of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) accorded the “Research Award 2012” in the category of the public-private partnership to Henkel, the Chemical Research...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Permabond launches new composites bonding range

The comprehensive range includes a variety of adhesive technologies which aim to cater for a diverse range of bonding applications. New products include several single part and two-part epoxy adhesives designed to offer ultimate bond performance on substrates such as GRP, FRP and carbon fibre as well as to a variety of different metal and plastic...

Company name: Permabond
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
How to protect concrete from winter damage

The average winter temperature in 25 U.S. states is below freezing, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and that can be very harmful to concrete surfaces left unprotected by homeowners. The repeated freezing and thawing that occurs due to changes in daytime and nighttime temperatures during the winter can cause concrete to crack and...

Company name: Quikrete
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
Lord Releases Thermoset UR-288 Encapsulant

Thermoset UR-288 urethane encapsulant cures at room temperature to produce a flame-retardant, semi-flexible material. Exhibits low shrinkage and stress on components as it cures, and maintains a low viscosity that reportedly achieves complete, void-free encapsulation. Suitable for curing at room temperature. Produces low exothermic heat rise during...

Company name: LORD Corporation
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
US study finds health risk in building insulation

Researchers in the USA are calling for a change to US building codes, following a study showing that the mandatory flame retardants routinely added to foam insulation are harmful to health and the environment.The study also says that the retardants make no difference to the prevention of fire in buildings where a fire-safe thermal barrier already...

Company name: University of California Berkeley
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Green Builder® Media Announces the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS® is a Net Zero Energy House

Green Builder Media’s VISION House exhibit at INNOVENTIONS in Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a case study in green building and living. Now it has been rated by a third-party RESNET Home Energy Rater, EnergyLogic, to back up its high-performance claims, and it actually produces more energy than it uses.With the addition of BioBased...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Spray foam insulation applications deliver cozy winters for homeowners

Many cities and towns in the United States have already experienced frigid conditions this year, and cold temperatures will likely continue for the next few months. Thankfully, Icynene spray foam insulation is available to help homeowners across the continent reduce their heating and cooling bills year-round.Spray foam insulation is ideal because...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Renovation Solutions: Adding insulation will combat high heating bills

The weather is getting colder and the energy bill is getting higher. If your heating bill is through the roof, then that may be exactly where your heat is escaping — through your roof and walls.Although insulation is probably not the first thing you think of when planning a remodeling project, it may be just the thing to achieve a warm, comfortable...

Company name: RenovationDesignGroup.com
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Toyobo Expanding Sales in Europe for Its Cushion Material BREATHAIR® as a Replacement for Urethane...

Toyobo is establishing a development, manufacturing, and marketing base in Europe to expand sales of BREATHAIR®, which is a three-dimensional spring-structured fiber that replaces urethane foam in cushions and other applications.1. BACKGROUNDToyobo has thus far manufactured BREATHAIR® at its Tsuruga Plant (in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture) and marketed...

Company name: Toyobo
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE>> FENDER
All Types of Freight Ships Set to Nudge Largest Ever Foam Fender Contract

Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded the biggest ever contract of its type to supply France’s largest port, the Port of Marseille, with approximately 700 SeaGuard foam fenders and accessories, including chains and anchors, to equip 39 of the ports’ quays with protection to accommodate the diverse range of vessels which come to berth at the...

Company name: Trelleborg Marine Systems
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
3D Systems' Quickparts Comes to Europe

3D Systems announced today that effective immediately its Quickparts® on demand parts service is expanding globally, extending its reach across Europe. Simultaneously the company is launching its Quickparts proprietary instant online quoting engine in Europe. Continuous demonstrations of Quickparts capabilities will be on display at EuroMold,...

Company name: 3D Systems
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Why does the skirting seal wear out instead of the belt?

I have been asked, multiple times, how you can get away with a seal of higher durometer than the belt.The answer to this is related to the fact that the durometer is not the only property influencing wear in the conveyor belt. Modulus of elasticity has a much larger impact than the durometer.Durometer is a measure of the surface hardness of a...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Getzner: New technical brochures available to download

Among the latest developments are two new reader-friendly brochures. The fact sheet about the Embedded Rail System and the new Rail Pad brochure are now available to download.NEW: Embedded Rail – new system, proven technologyWith Embedded Rail, Getzner has developed an optimised vibration isolation system for urban transport. What's so special...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Sunday December 02nd, 2012

 
PEOPLE
John Ekström appointed Perstorp Vice President Investor Relations

John Ekström has been appointed Perstorp’s Vice President Investor Relations with immediate effect.John Ekström has a vast experience from 25 years with Perstorp in various positions within R&D, production, purchasing, sales and lately Strategic Development. John will be the first point of contact for Perstorp’s bond investors as well as be in...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Sunday December 02nd, 2012

 
Bayer, Aquatech execs added to Carnegie Science Center board

There are two new faces joining the ranks of director at the Carnegie Science Center with Venkee Sharma, president and CEO of Aquatech International Corp., and Mike Zierden, vice president and product manager PCS for Bayer MaterialScience joining the 49-member board.Sharma, has led Aquatech for the last 20 years, building the company into a global...

Company name: Carnegie Science Center
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
Bottema Named Sto’s Marketing Officer

Sto Corp. has appointed Rob Bottema to the newly created position of chief marketing officer.Bottema will be responsible for all corporate marketing, product management, and sales activities for the Atlanta-based cladding and coating system manufacturer.Other Duties, ExperienceHe will also be in charge of building and enhancing corporate product...

Company name: STO
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Foam lawsuits gain powerful ally in GM

General Motors joins furniture manufacturers and others seeking damages for what they claim is a long-running foam price-fixing conspiracy.GM filed its 62-page complaint in eastern Michigan's federal court and asked for a jury trial.Many of GM's lawsuit defendants are the same as for a series of complaints filed earlier this year by Northeast...

Company name: General Motors
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
Foam Makers Face Class Action for Toxic Insulation

A nationwide class action has been initiated by two home owners against NCFI Polyurethanes and McGlaughlin Spray Foam Insulation Inc. alleging they sold toxic and defective spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation that can harm property and have adverse health effects.The complaint alleges that the Sealite and InsulStar brands of SPF manufactured...

Company name: McGlaughlin Spray Foam Insulation
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
Field Rubber Products honored with Enterprise Award

Field Rubber Products is a three generation, family owned and operated rubber and polyurethane products manufacturer headquartered in Noblesville. Founded in 1955, Field Rubber Products specializes in short run, custom rubber and polyurethane products for all industries. They produce everything from very close tolerance aerospace parts to very...

Company name: Field Rubber Products
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
Growth in Polyurethane Industry Proves Beneficial to U.S. Manufacturing

According to a recent study released by the Center for Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) in November 2012, in the year 2010 over 37,000 additional jobs were created as a direct result of economic growth in the United States’ polyurethane industry. The economic growth of polyurethanes is beneficial to the manufacturing sector as a whole, as each...

Company name: Sunray
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
Brand new High Speed CNC machine at Midas Pattern

Back in 1997 Midas purchased our first CNC machine tool, it was a 1 metre Haas VF3 that was over badged by Mikron. Selected for its size, type, price and ease of use it was the machine that saw us enter the Computer Aided Engineering era and as a result things changed forever at Midas. The days of multiple craft patternmakers working by hand from...

Company name: Midas Pattern
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
Foam Techniques secures new contract with Europe’s largest white goods manufacturer

Foam Techniques Ltd, the experts in the manufacture of flexible foam and rubber products, have finished the year on yet another high by securing another new contract with Europe’s largest white goods manufacturer.The contract awarded, due to the company’s excellent supply record, is worth in excess of €2 million and covers the supply of seals,...

Company name: Foam and Rubber Products
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Oleochemicals to Benefit from Demand for Sustainable Chemicals

Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulations are playing a major role in driving the European oleochemicals market which has otherwise attained maturity. These regulations are encouraging customers to consider using sustainable and eco-friendly oleochemicals. Oleochemicals are bio-compatible equivalents of...

Company name: Frost & Sullivan
Published On: Friday November 30th, 2012

 
REGULATIONS
Free Webinar Tackles New HazCom Rules

New U.S. requirements for classifying chemicals and communicating hazardous information on container labels and material safety data sheets will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.“Complying with the Updated OSHA Hazard Communication Standard” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon ET Dec. 5. The webinar will explain the...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Wednesday November 28th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Production processes and systems, compositions, surfactants, monomer units, metal complexes,...

Production processes and systems are provided that include reacting halogenated compounds, dehalogenating compounds, reacting alcohol's, reacting olefins and a saturated compounds, reacting reactants having at least two --CF.sub.3 groups with reactants having cyclic groups, R.sub.F-compositions such as R.sub.F-intermediates, R.sub.F-surfactants,...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Biodegradable halogen-free flame retardants composition and methods for use

The invention relates to a biodegradable halogen-free flame retardants composition used for fire-safety and prevention, that limits and extinguishes fires by means of increased resistance to ignition, slowing down burning rates and the rate of heat, smoke and toxic gas release from polymers with different physical and chemical properties and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Flame retardant additive composition and polyurethane foam-forming composition and polyurethane foam...

There is provided herein a flame-retardant additive composition comprising a halogenated hydroxyl-containing compound; and, a dialkyl phosphite. There is also provided polyurethane foam-forming composition(s) containing the flame-retardant additive, and polyurethane foams made therefrom.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Photolatent catalysts based on organometallic compounds

The present invention provides organometallic latent catalyst compounds, which are suitable as catalysts in polyaddition or polycondensation reactions which are catalysed by a Lewis acid type catalyst, in particular for the crosslinking of a blocked or unblocked isocyanate or isothiocyanate component with a polyol or polythiolto form a polyurethane...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
1,3- or 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane-initiated polyols and rigid polyurethane foam made therefrom...

Polyether polyols are initiated with 1,3- or 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexanes. The polyols are useful in making rigid polyurethane foams, especially foams for pour-in-place applications, where they give a good combination of low k-factor and short demold times.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Methylene bis(cyclohexylamine)-initiated polyols and rigid polyurethane foam made therefrom

Polyether polyols are initiated with methylene bis(cyclohexylamines). The polyols are useful in making rigid polyurethane foams, especially foams for pour-in-place applications, where they give a good combination of low k-factor and short demold times.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Ortho-cyclohexanediamine-initiated polyols and rigid polyurethane foam made therefrom

Polyether polyols are initiated with orthocyclohexanediamines such as 1,2-diaminocyclohexane. The polyols are useful in making rigid polyurethane foams, especially foams for pour-in-place applications, where they give a good combination of low k-factor and short demold times.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Synthesis and polymerization of glycidyl ethers

The method of preparing novel allyl ethers. Novel glycidyl ethers and their preparation. Polyfunctional poly(glycidyl ethers) their methods of preparation. Novel polyurethanes based on the polyfunctional glycidyl ethers and their method of preparation.

Company name: Flurochem
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polycarbonate diol

A polycarbonate diol which is useful as a raw material compound for producing a polycarbonate-based polyurethane having a sufficient mechanical strength and excellent in a balance of physical properties such as oil resistance, hydrolysis resistance, and weather resistance and which is amorphous. The polycarbonate diol includes repeating units of...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing methylenediphenyl diisocyanates

The invention relates to a process for preparing methylenediphenyl diisocyanates which comprises at least the steps: A) reaction of aniline with formaldehyde in the presence of hydrochloric acid as catalyst to give a mixture of diamines and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series (MDA) and subsequent at least partial neutralization of the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Method for producing isocyanates in the gas phase

An isocyanate is produced by continuously reacting an amine with phosgene in the presence of an inert substance in the gas phase. In this process, a phosgene-containing stream and a stream containing both the amine and the inert substance are fed into a reactor. The molar ratio of the inert substance to the amino groups in the stream is greater...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Polyisocyanate polyaddition products, method for producing same, and use thereof

The invention relates to polyisocyanate polyaddition products, to a method for producing same, and to the use thereof.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Process for preparing polyisocyanates from biomass

The present invention relates to a process for preparing polyisocyanates from natural raw material sources, in which a composition comprising low molecular weight aromatics which comprise at least one hydroxy group or at least one alkoxy group per molecule (oxyaromatics) is produced from a biomass material, these oxyaromatics are converted into the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Curable resin composition, cured product thereof, and various articles derived from those

A curable resin composition which is easily cured by heating or ultraviolet irradiation and capable of forming a thick cured film due to low shrinkage. This curable resin composition enables to obtain a cured product satisfying various characteristics such as heat resistance, chemical resistance, high surface hardness and high refractive index....

Company name: Arakawa Chemical Industries
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> PHOTOCURABLE
Positive photosensitive resin composition and lyophobic film

A positive photosensitive resin composition that forms an image for a liquid crystal display device and an organic EL display device, for example. The resin is made of a cured film that is highly water repellent and highly oleophobic on the surface. The resin has insulating properties, retains an excellent image and causes no reflow, for example,...

Company name: Nissan Chemical America
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition

A connection structure comprising an adhesive composition is provided. The adhesive composition is capable of providing good adhesion strength to the polyimide surface of a flexible circuit board that is exposed on the metal wiring surface and between the traces even when the polyimide surface is relatively smooth. The adhesive composition contains...

Company name: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Structural urethane adhesives comprising amide polyols

Urethane adhesive compositions comprising amide based polyols. The amide polyols comprise the reaction product of a reactant selected from the group consisting of lactic acid, lactic acid esters, lactone, glycolic acid, glycolic acid esters, and combinations thereof with one or more amines. The urethane adhesive compositions may be applied in...

Company name: Ashland Inc
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Methacrylate-based adhesive compositions

An adhesive composition, especially suitable for a two-part adhesive system curable via free radical polymerisation comprises; (A) (meth)acrylate ester monomer; (B) chlorinated elastomeric polymer; (C) core-shell impact modifier; and (D) urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer. Example adhesive compositions include urethane (meth) acrylate oligomer (D)...

Company name: Scott Bader
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Bonding agent composition for polymer substrates

Adhesion promoter compositions which include at least one binder having isocyanate groups. This specific binder is prepared from a mixture of a polyester resin A, at least one monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and at least one polyisocyanate B, where the proportion of monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) is .ltoreq.2% by weight of the...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
High solids nonaqueous dispersion clearcoats

A high solids, non-aqueous dispersion, clearcoat composition is disclosed, comprising a functional polymer selected from the group consisting of a) carbamate-functional polymers and b) hydroxyl-functional polymers; c) a curing agent selected from the group consisting of aminoplast resins and blocked polyisocyanates; and d) a weak non-polar solvent,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Polyisocyanate coating compositions cross-linkable into enhanced anti-shock coatings

Polyisocyanate coating compositions, the polyisocyanates of which include dimer structural units (patterns) and imino-trimer structural units (patterns), are converted, via cross-linking, into useful such coatings as paints or varnishes having enhanced shock-resistant properties, notably chip-resistant properties for vehicle body parts.

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Nanostructure compositions, coatings, and films

Stable multicomponent coating systems with superior coatability and stability are disclosed. Such stable coating systems comprising nanostructures, cellulosic polymers, and blocked isocyanates provide coatings and films exhibiting superior surface resistivity and crosslinking.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Oil based aqueous polyurethane dispersions

A two-pack coating composition comprising curing agents selected from the group consisting of non-blocked poly-functional isocyanates I, polyaziridines Z, and carbodiimides Y, and an aqueously dispersed polyurethane U wherein the polyurethane U comprises building blocks derived from hydroxyl group containing unsaturated fatty acids B21, a process...

Company name: Cytec Surface Specialties Austria
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Waterborne polyisocyanate composition that provides a low friction coating

The present invention is a chemical composition that provides a low friction coating and a low sliding coefficient of friction onto a plastic or metal working part that includes a waterborne polyisocyanate such as ureas, urethanes or tetramethylxylene diisocyanates (TMXDI) in the composition structure and a plurality of cross linkable functional...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Method for producing a moulded article comprising a sprayed polyurethane layer

For producing a polyurethane layer by spraying a polyurethane reaction mixture, this mixture is supplied under pressure to a spray nozzle, within the nozzle the reaction mixture is accelerated by passing it through one or more channels having a reduced cross-sectional area, and the accelerated reaction mixture is sprayed, with a predetermined...

Company name: Recticel Automobilsysteme
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS>> SEALANT (TWO-COMPONENT)
Two-component adhesive or sealant composition comprising accelerator component

The present invention relates to a two-component adhesive or sealant composition which consists of a first component K1 and an accelorator component K2. The first component K1 here comprises at least one polyurethane polymer having isocyanatic groups, and the accelorator component K2 comprises at least one salt of a tertiary amine and/or an organic...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS
Rigid foamed synthetic resin and process for its production

Provided is a process for producing a rigid foamed synthetic resin, wherein, as a blowing agent, a hydrocarbon compound and water are used, and a rigid foamed synthetic resin provided with dimensional stability, heat insulating properties, and possibly reduced weight can be obtained. The process involves reacting a polyol (P) with a polyisocyanate...

Company name: Asahi Glass Company
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Water-swellable polymers

A water-swellable linear polyurethane polymer is formed by reacting a polyethylene oxide (e.g. PEG 4000 to 35,000), a difunctional compound (e.g. a diamine or diol such as 1,10-decanediol) with a diisocyanate. The ratio of the three components is generally in the range 0.1-1.5 to 1 to 1.1-2.5. The polyurethane is water-swellable in the range 300 to...

Company name: Ferring
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Hybrid foam

The invention relates to highly elastic polyurethane foams which are suitable as functional materials having thermally insulating properties.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> BIODEGRADABLE FOAM
Degradable polyurethane foams

A method of synthesizing of a biocompatible and biodegradable polyurethane foam includes the steps of: mixing at least one biocompatible polyol, water, at least one stabilizer, and at least one cell opener, to form a resin mix; contacting the resin mix with at least one polyisocyanate to form a reactive liquid mixture; and reacting the reactive...

Company name: Carnegie Mellon University
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
High resilience polyurethane foams comprising castor oil

A process for producing high resilience flexible polyurethane foams. The process includes forming a mixture of (a) isocyanate prepolymer, (b) polymeric compounds having isocyanate-reactive groups, (c) castor oil, (d) optionally chain-extending and/or crosslinking agents, (e) catalysts, (f) blowing agents, and optionally (g) additives, and reacting...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> CLOSED-CELL
Insect resistant polyurethane foam

The invention described herein relates to an essentially closed-cell two-component polyurethane foam containing an pesticide, which upon curing provides a barrier to insect infestation.

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Visco-elastic polyurethane foam

The invention relates to a polyether polyol composition for the preparation of polyurethane foams, comprising: (a) a polyether polyol having a hydroxyl functionality of 2, an OH number within a range of from 50 to 65 mg of KOH/g and a proportion of primary hydroxyl groups within a range of from 40 to 80%, based on the total number of primary and...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition, coated article, and process for formation of multilayer coating film

The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a coating composition that can reduce the heating temperature and shorten the heating time in the coating process, and that has excellent scratch resistance and weather resistance. The present invention provides a coating composition comprising a radically polymerizable unsaturated...

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Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Isocyanate-containing thermoplastic polyurethane

Thermoplastic polyurethane (i) comprising from 20% by weight to 70% by weight of isocyanate dissolved in the thermoplastic polyurethane, based on the total weight of the thermoplastic polyurethane (i) comprising the isocyanates.

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
Thermoplastic molding composition

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic molding composition comprising the following components: A) 20 to 98.99% by weight of at least one polyamide, B) 0.01 to 40% by weight of at least one branched polyimide selected from condensates of either b1) at least one polyisocyanate having an average of more than two isocyanate groups per...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite article

A composite includes a first preform and a second preform spaced from and in overlying relationship to the first preform. The second preform defines at least one first opening extending therethrough along an axis transverse to the first preform. A first surface layer is disposed adjacent to the second preform and on an opposite side of the second...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Oil-dispersible composite of metallic nanoparticle and method for synthesizing same

The present invention provides an oil-dispersible composite of metallic nanoparticles and a method for synthesizing the same. The composite primarily includes metallic nanoparticles and an oily polymeric polymer such as polyurethane (PU). The oily polymeric polymer serves as a carrier of the metallic nanoparticles by chelating therewith so that the...

Company name: National Taiwan University
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Layered sheets and processes for producing the same

Provided herein is a process for producing a layered sheet. The process involves preparing a cell dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method. The cell dispersed urethane composition is applied to a base material sheet and cured to produce a polyurethane foam layer of uniform thickness. A releasing sheet may be utilized to make...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

The invention provides a golf ball having a core and a cover of at least one layer that is formed over the core and is made of a resin composition. The ball has a weight change ratio, in a 72-hour accelerated moisture absorption test conducted at a temperature of 40.degree. C. and a relative humidity of 90%, of less than 0.287%. By using in the...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymers for contact lenses

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic polyurethane contact lens prepared from a mixture comprising: (a) at least one polyethylene glycol; (b) at least one di-isocyanate; and (c) at least one diol of formula (I): wherein n is an integer from 1 to 25; wherein the polyethylene glycol, di-isocyanate and diol are reacted under substantially...

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Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Vibration damping and sound absorbing material and production process thereof

It is an object of the invention to provide a vibration damping and sound absorbing material containing a plant-derived polyol which material largely contributes a decrease of environmental load and has excellent vibration damping and sound absorbing properties, and it is another object of the invention to provide a production process of the...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Two-photon absorbing cross-linked polyurethanes containing...

Two-photon absorbing (2PA), cross-linked polyurethanes were prepared from bis(isocyanato) monomers, tris(isocyanato) monomers or a mixture of bis(isocyanato) and tris(isocyanato) monomers, in conjunction with a novel polyol molecules with donor-acceptor octupolar geometry, whose generic structure is comprised of an electron-accepting 1,3,5-triazine...

Company name: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
Fluorinated polyurethane composition

A composition useful for imparting durable stain repellence and soil release properties to textile substrates, a method for treating textile substrates using such composition, and the textile substrates obtained therefrom. The composition comprises: (A) at least one fluorinated ionisable polyurethane polymer (PUR) being free from perfluoroalkyl...

Company name: Solvay Solexis
Published On: Tuesday November 27th, 2012

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Organic polyurethane shape memory material and a preparation method thereof

An organic polyurethane shape memory material includes a C10 chain or C18 chain and consists of hard segment and soft segment. The material is produced by reacting the single-chain type dendrimer with diethylenetriamine to produce dendrimer. Then dendrimer reacts with N-(3-aminopropyl)diethanolamine to produce dendritic diols. Next, polymer...

Company name: Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Published On: Thursday November 29th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
A recycling model of excess toluene diisocyanate isomers in the preparation of polyurethane...

Reaction kinetics of dropwise addition of trimethylolpropane (TMP) to toluene diisocyanate (TDI-80) at various temperatures and initial stoichiometry was studied. The progress of the polymerization reaction was monitored by measuring the concentration of isocyanate groups and TDI isomers by means of backtitration and high performance liquid...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> FILMS
Elucidation of adhesion-dependent spontaneous apoptosis in macrophages using phase separated...

Circulating monocytes undergo spontaneous apoptosis when there is no activation stimulus, which is critical to population control for proper host response to implants. As activation and apoptosis of monocytes/macrophages are regulated by cell–cell and cell–matrix interactions, their regulatory mechanism was investigated in this study using...

Company name: Vanderbilt University
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
An Evaluation of Biodegradable Synthetic Polyurethane Foam in Patients following Septoplasty: A...

The purpose of this study is to examine the usability of biodegradable synthetic polyurethane foam (BSPF) after septoplasty by comparing it with Merocel and silicone intranasal splints as packing materials in terms of patient comfort and efficiency.Study Design A prospective, unmasked, randomized trial.Setting A tertiary referral center.Subjects...

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Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Physical and Thermal Properties of Polyurethane from Isophorone Diisocyanate, Natural Rubber and...

A series of polyurethane (PU) polymers have been synthesized using poly(ε-caprolactone) diol (PCL diol) and hydroxyl telechelic natural rubber (HTNR) as a soft segment. The hard segment included isophorone diisocyanate and 1[U+0003] 4-butanediol (BDO) that was added as a chain extender. The effect of the BDO and HTNR content was investigated...

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Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Multivariate Analysis of Micro-Raman Spectra of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Blends Using Principal...

Probing the specific hydrogen-bonding behavior of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) blends using vibrational spectroscopies remains the sin qua non for understanding the link between hydrogen-bonding and phase-segregation behavior. However, current literature holds to more traditional univariate approaches when studying the morphologically...

Company name: University of Idaho
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Molecular Mobility and Mechanical Properties of Novel Clay/Waterborne Polyurethane Nanocomposites

Novel clay/waterborne polyurethane (WPU) nanocomposites were synthesized in which the clay was acidmodified with hydrochloric acid. The molecular motion of nanocomposites was investigated using high resolution solid state 13C NMR technique. Addition of clay drastically decreased the molecular mobility of waterborne polyurethane in hard segment; but...

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Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Soft synthesis of isocyanate-functionalised metal-organic frameworks.

We have developed an original synthetic pathway for the conversion of a MIL-68(In)-NH2 metal–organic framework into its corresponding isocyanate (–NCO) derivative. This two-step soft post-modification technique leads to highly porous isostructural materials.

Company name: Universita di Torino
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
A Ru-isocyanate initiator for fast, living, precisely controlled ring-opening metathesis...

The new complex Ru(NCO)2(IMes)(py)2(CHPh) is the first ruthenium metathesis initiator capable of fast, controlled living polymerization of functionalized norbornenes at room temperature, irrespective of monomer bulk.

Company name: University of Ottawa
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
A Study of Shrinkage Stress Reduction and Mechanical Properties of Nanogel-Modified Resin Systems.

A series of nanogel compositions were prepared from urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) and isobornyl methacrylate (IBMA) in the presence of a thiol chain transfer agent. The linear oligomer of IBMA was synthesized by a similar solution polymerization technique. The nanogels were prepared with different crosslinker concentrations to achieve varied...

Company name: University of Colorado at Boulder
Published On: Monday December 03rd, 2012

 
 

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