Issue-339 - December 10, 2012   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Chem-Trend Introduces Next Generation of Water-Based Release Agents for Back Foaming Processes

Chem-Trend, a global supplier singularly focused on release agents, has introduced its latest innovations for the back foaming industry to improve customers’ molding processes. The next generation of Chem-Trend’s water-based release agents provide a drier surface finish, better release and improved foam flow to reduce the amount of polyurethane...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

The Uses for Polyurethane Epoxy Resin

Polyurethane epoxy resin or epoxy is a synthetic polymer utilized to make resins pertaining to plastic and plastic models. Polyurethane epoxy resin can be colored with liquid dyes, tinting hues or agents in addition to colored powders. You can color your polyurethane epoxy resin mix to generate customized colors for ones plastic models. Achieving...

Company name: Elpani
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Electrolube's R&D manager to give presentation on non-toxic resins at SMTA.

Electrolube, part of the HK Wentworth Group, has conducted intensive research into non-toxic polymers in encapsulation resins with impressive findings. Dr Xiaoping Lei, the R&D Manager of HK Wentworth Group, will give a unique insight into the company's research and newest developments by giving a presentation on "Non-Isocyanate, Non-Mercury...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Flexacoat Uses Polyurea Liner to Refurbish Hospital Physical Therapy Pool

Lexington Memorial Hospital needed to refurbish their therapy pool. Their hope was that Charlotte, North Carolina-based Flexacoat would be able to disassemble, reassemble, and spray the therapy pool while making any adjustments necessary to ensure the substrate/construction would meet the standard for a polyurea spray-on liner, all within the 5 day...

Company name: Flexacoat
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

SprayFoam Convention & Expo 2013 - Attendee Brochure and Registration Now Available

Check out all the Convention has to offer in the Attendee Brochure.

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Acumen Insulation & Coatings Takes On Spray Foam Business

Although Troy Gilchrist, Owner of Acumen Insulation & Coatings, got his start in cellulose retrofit insulation work for weatherization programs in New York State he has wanted to be involved in the spray foam industry for the past 10 years."I've always had an interest in spraying foam," Gilchrist said. "I'm glad that energy conservation as a whole...

Company name: Acumen Insulation & Coatings
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Chemtura Announces Joint Development Agreement With Caterpillar For Duracast® Technology Application

Chemtura Announces Joint Development Agreement With Caterpillar For Duracast® Technology ApplicationChemtura Corporation today announced it has entered into a joint development agreement with Caterpillar Inc. for novel applications of Chemtura’s Duracast® hot-cast urethane pre-polymer technology for construction and mining equipment.“Duracast®...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

HMI Announces New Fusion Gun Front-End Replacement for Polyurethane Concrete Lifting

HMI has announced the development and introduction of the "FusionPro," a new front-end replacement for the Graco Fusion Gun. The "FusionPro" minimizes historic challenges when injecting polyurethane under concrete slabs to lift, level and stabilize.Brian Cvetezar, HMI's Executive Vice President of Product Development, shared, "Historically, the...

Company name: HMI
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Supporting a Foundered Foot with a W-Shoe

Foundered hooves often require extra support to help them heal and grow while also offering the horse pain relief. But, rarely is the hoof undamaged and easy to shoe after a laminitic episode, said Chris Gregory, MS, CJF, FWCF, of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. For these cases Gregory employs a W-shoe custom made for the individual...

Company name: Vettec
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012


Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW ), teamed up with Marc Rutenberg Homes on the Castaway III, the first of the homebuilder’s Zero Energy America project to help achieve luxury zero energy1 homes in the Tampa, Fla. area. Approximately 3,100 square feet larger than the average national zero energy home...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Plastics used in some medical devices break down in a previously unrecognized way

Scientists have discovered a previously unrecognized way that degradation can occur in silicone-urethane plastics that are often considered for use in medical devices.Their study, published in ACS' journal Macromolecules, could have implications for device manufacturers considering use of these plastics in the design of some implantable devices,...

Company name: University of Minnesota
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Flexi-Mat solution for asphalt recycling

Mississippi-based Southern Crushing produces recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) for customers in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. The company gained a contract in the northern region of the latter state that meant that it had to screen asphalt in the winter, which created a challenge because of the sticky nature of wet asphalt. Southern was...

Company name: Flexi-Mat
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

New Material Handling Tire System Available

Swedish molded polyurethane wheel and tire maker Stellana Inc. has launched the Optima line of polyurethane tires for the material handling industry.“Standard press-on tires come with costly trip charges, press-on charges, and downtime expenses. The Optima Tire System eliminates these costs: simply bolt the tire onto your lift truck and you are up...

Company name: Stellana
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Caster Concepts Keeps Train Transfer Table

Caster Concepts is a leader in manufacturing industrial casters and wheels. Based in Albion, Michigan, Caster Concepts manufactures casters and wheels for all types of uses, including industrial use, but is well-known for producing custom-designed casters and wheel assemblies to meet specific customer needs.Recently Caster Concepts was able to help...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Lubrizol Offers Soft Plasticizer-Free Product Line for Footwear Applications

The Lubrizol Corporation offers Estane® soft plasticizer-free thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) for athletic footwear applications. An alternative to conventional plasticized TPUs, Lubrizol's plasticizer-free TPUs provide an option for manufacturers sensitive to today's more stringent environmental requirements. Conventional soft TPUs contain a...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Perstorp to strengthen the distribution in Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavian markets

Following the overall review of Perstorp´s use of sales channels Perstorp is happy to announce that during 2nd half of 2012 an extended distribution agreement has been signed between Perstorp AB and the Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH, Hamburg - NRC.The NRC establishments in Bulgaria as well as Slovenia and Serbia will assume the responsibility for the...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

Turkmenistan plans to establish polyethylene production

The issue of establishing new gas-chemical complexes was considered at the last government meeting in Ashgabat, an official Turkmen source said today.The construction of polyethylene production complexes at Seidi refinery (East Region) and at the coast of the Caspian Sea (western region), near the settlement Kiyanly, where the marine terminal for...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Albemarle Corporation announces plans to expand its Orangeburg, SC facility

Albemarle Corporation has announced plans to expand its Orangeburg, SC manufacturing operations to support growing demand for products in all three of its global business units and the manufacture of a new line of sustainable fire safety solutions. The $65 million investment over the next 5 years is expected to add 20 jobs to support the...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Dow Chemical CEO Liveris Optimistic About U.S. Manufacturing

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Andrew Liveris, responding to Friday's jobs report, said in a Fox Business Network interview that he is optimistic about the U.S. manufacturing economy, citing favorable trends including increased productivity. Mr. Liveris said he believes Europe is in a recession at the moment. He said China is slow but will be...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Dow Automotive Systems Expands Sustainability Initiatives to Include Manufacturing Processes

Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is advancing their commitment to sustainability by securing renewable bio-based fuel to power three primary manufacturing plants located in Midland, Mich.Dow Automotive Systems manufactures BETAMATE™ structural adhesives, BETASEAL™ glass bonding systems and Dow Brake...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Wednesday December 05th, 2012

Demilec (USA) announces new Chief Operating Officer

Demilec (USA) LLC is proud to announce that Robert Naini, former Demilec (USA) Director of Engineering, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Robert has been with Demilec (USA) for over eight years, during which time he has demonstrated his professionalism, hard work ethic and commitment to the organization. As a senior member of...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

FSK elects new Association Board

Three new members were elected to the board of the Specialist Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes eV (FSK): Hans Hoffmann (Hanno-Werk GmbH & Co. KG), Rüdiger Simon (Sitola GmbH & Co. KG) and Jörg Teschner (Klöckner polyPUR Chemie GmbH). After the former Vice Chairman Klaus Pontius (Heywinkel Holding GmbH), for reasons of age, retired...

Company name: FSK
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

BASF names Paul Whittleston as Vice President for Automotive Refinish & Industrial Coatings business

BASF announced today that it has named Paul Whittleston as Vice President for Automotive Refinish Coatings in North America, effective January 1, 2013. In his new role, Whittleston will be based in Southfield, Michigan. Prior to this appointment , Whittleston served as Staff to the President of Market and Business Development, North America. His...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Moisture-curable hot melt adhesive

A moisture-curable hot-melt adhesive having an excellent balance of environmental friendliness, compatibility of ingredients, early-stage adhesive strength, heat resistance after moisture curing, tack free time, etc. and a method of manufacture for this hot-melt adhesive. A moisture-curable hot-melt adhesive which contains a urethane polymer that...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Coating system comprising high acid resin

A coating system for application to a substrate having a sol-gel film layer applied thereon includes a residual high acid value coating coat applied on top of the sol-gel film without an intervening adhesion layer. The residual high acid value coating composition may be a solvent borne composition that when cured, has a high level of residual free...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Organic-inorganic hybrid composition for anti-corrosive coating agent and manufacturing method for...

The present invention relates to a composition for an anti-corrosive coating agent and a manufacturing method for same. The present invention includes: a metal flake; a sol-gel resin; a polyurethane prepolymer having NCO % of 2.5-3.1 and average molecular weight of 70,000-100,000; and a solvent.

Company name: L'Beste Gat
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Water-absorbing material having a coating of elastic film-forming polyurethane with high wicking and...

The invention relates to a process for producing a water-absorbing material by coating water-absorbing polymer particles with a film-forming polyurethane and silica, heat treating the coated particles and coating the heat-treated particles with pyrogenic hydrophilic silica. The invention further relates to the water-absorbing material obtainable...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Water-based primer compositions and coating methods using the same

This invention provides a water-based primer composition comprising (A) an aqueous dispersion of modified polyolefin, (B) an aqueous urethane resin and/or aqueous acrylic resin, (C) a pyrazole-blocked polyisocyanate compound and (D) an electrically conducting pigment, its (C) pyrazole-blocked polyisocyanate compound content being within a range of...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Polyurethane composition with good initial strength

A one-component, moisture curing composition that has a) at least one polyurethane polymer P1, being liquid at room temperature and having isocyanate groups and b) at least one polyurethane polymer A of the formula (Ia) or (Ib), being solid at room temperature and having aldimine groups with a melting point in the range from C. to...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers and medical devices containing the same ...

The present invention pertains to polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers, to methods of making such copolymers and to medical devices that contain such polymers. According to certain aspects of the invention, polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers are provided, which comprise a polyisobutylene segment, an...

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Sun protection compositions

The invention relates to sun protection compositions for application on the skin, containing special polyurethanes and special sun filter combinations, and to the use of said polyurethanes and sun filter combinations for producing sun protection products.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Flexible polyurethane foam, process for its production, and seat for automobile

A flexible polyurethane foam excellent in the vibration characteristics and the load-deflection characteristics, a process for producing the flexible polyurethane foam stably and inexpensively, and a seat for an automobile excellent in posture-stability performance and supported feeling with little bottom-hitting feeling, are provided. When a...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Anti-fog polyurethane coating compositions

Polyurethane coating compositions that provide transparent, abrasion-resistant, and water-washable anti-fog coatings when applied to a substrate and cured are described herein. These polyurethane coating compositions have surfactants that are chemically associated with the polyurethane so as to not leach out or wash away when the coating surface is...

Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Adhesive composition for glass bonding, glass assembly and display using the same

Disclosed are an adhesive composition for glass bonding, a glass assembly and a display using the adhesive composition. The adhesive composition includes a urethane-acryl copolymer, a monomer mixture of an acrylic monomer having no hydroxyl group and a monomer having a hydroxyl group, an isocyanate cross-linking agent, and a photo-polymerization...

Company name: Dongwoo Fine-Chem
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Aqueous aromatic polyurethane elastomeric articles and method of fabricating the same

An aqueous aromatic polyurethane elastomeric article is fabricated by an aqueous aromatic polyurethane dispersion, prepared by polyurethane prepolymers comprising wholly aromatic diisocyanates, especially toluene diisocyanate (TDI). And, a method of fabricating the elastomeric article is provided.

Company name: Industrial Technology Research Institute
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Highly flexible sheet composite material

The invention relates to a highly flexible sheet composite material comprising a block flexible foam and a layer of whipped foam made of polyurethane-based dispersions two-dimensionally bonded thereto, a process for preparing such a composite material, and the use thereof.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Porous materials based on aromatic amines

The invention relates to a porous material comprising at least one polyfunctional isocyanate (a1) and at least one polyfunctional substituted aromatic amine (a2-s) of the general formula I ##STR00001## where R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are selected from among hydrogen and linear or branched alkyl groups having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms and all substituents...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Compositions useful in golf balls

Curable polyurethane, polyurea and polyurethane/polyurea compositions that are particularly useful as the outer layer and/or at least one inner layer of golf balls, cured compositions, golf balls comprising the cured composition, and methods of increasing the initial velocity of a golf ball using the curable polyurethane, polyurea and...

Company name: The Hanson Group
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Self-expanding plastic stent

The self-expanding plastic stent is a resilient plastic stent with such expansional strength that a small diameter delivery system may be used to implant the stent, thereby minimizing possible complications for the patient. The stent is made from a braided monofilament, which may be polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polyetherketone (PEK),...

Company name: Ella-CS
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Reusable pad

A reusable pad, such as those intended for protection during menstrual periods, is provided that includes an inner layer made of two layers of natural cellulose fabric, the layers of natural cellulose fiber bonded together by a biodegradable polyurethane film. Two intermediate layers of absorbent organic bamboo fabric are also provided, along with...

Company name: Bebes Ecologicos
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Polishing pad

An object of the invention is to provide a polishing pad which has a polishing layer with a phase-separated structure and can provide high polishing rate and high planarization property and with which scratching can be suppressed. The polishing pad comprises the polishing layer. The polishing layer comprises a product of curing reaction of a...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Air cleaning filter comprising formaldehyde dehydrogenase and process for producing the same

Disclosed are a formaldehyde dehydrogenase-containing air cleaning filter, and a method for manufacturing the same. The method includes coating a carrier with formaldehyde dehydrogenase to immobilize the formaldehyde dehydrogenase thereon. Alternatively, the method includes coating a carrier with a coating solution, and drying the carrier, wherein...

Company name: LG Electronics
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Use of propylene oxide adducts

Suggested is the use of adducts of 2 to 50 moles propylene oxide to hydroxy carboxylic acids as monomer or co-monomer components in the production of polyesters and polyurethanes or reactive solvents for polymers.

Company name: Cognis
Published On: Friday December 07th, 2012

Fluoropolymer compositions and treated substrates

A composition for imparting surface properties to substrates comprising a polymer of at least one polyurethane having at least one urea linkage prepared by: (i) reacting (a) at least one diisocyanate, polyisocyanate, or mixture thereof, having isocyanate groups, and (b) at least one fluorinated compound selected from the formula (I):...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Method for producing synthetic leather having air permeability

Disclosed is a synthetic leather produced by directly coating a water-soluble synthetic resin solution on the surface of a fabric to form a film thereon such that fine gaps formed on the fabric are partially left open to have a certain degree of air permeability. In particular, a brushing process is used for brushing the surface of a fabric using a...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Preparation and characterization of new flame retardant polyurethane composite and nanocomposite

In this work, a new flame retardant additive [2-phenyl-1,3,2 oxazaphospholidine 2-oxide (POPO)] containing phosphorus and nitrogen is synthesized using phenyl phosphonic dichloride, ethanol amine, and copper (II) chloride, as catalyst. POPO is characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and 31P-NMR and used as additive in polyurethane composites. Moreover,...

Company name: Amirkabir University of Technology,
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

New epoxy thermosets obtained from diglycidylether of bisphenol a and modified hyperbranched...

Hyperbranched polyesters modified with long aliphatic chains with vinyl or epoxy groups as chain ends were synthesized and added as modifiers to diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A/toluene-2,4-diisocyanate mixtures in the presence of benzyldimethylamine as catalyst. The influence of the addition of these modifiers on the curing was investigated by...

Company name: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

Effect of clay on the corrosion inhibition and dynamic mechanical properties of epoxy...

The corrosion resistance of polymeric coatings containing epoxy ester, polyurea, and polymethylhydrosiloxane was significantly improved by the addition of cloisite 15A organoclay. The weight percent of organoclay was varied from 0.5 to 10%. The presence of organoclay in the coatings was confirmed using the Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy....

Company name: University of Cincinnati
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

Rigid polyurethane foams made from high viscosity soy-polyols

This study investigated the physical properties of water-blown rigid polyurethane (PU) foams made from VORANOL®490 (petroleum-based polyether polyol) mixed with 0–50% high viscosity (13,000–31,000 cP at 22°C) soy-polyols. The density of these foams decreased as the soy-polyol percentage increased. The compressive strength decreased, decreased and...

Company name: The University of Missouri
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

Polyoxymethylene/thermoplastic polyurethane blends compatibilized with multifunctional chain...

Novel compatibilized polyoxymethylene/thermoplastic polyurethane (POM/TPU) blends are successfully developed using multifunctional chain extender, Joncryl ADR-4368, as the compatibilizer. The outstanding compatibilization efficiency of Joncryl on POM/TPU blend was demonstrated by its even higher mechanical properties with only 0.5 wt % of Joncryl...

Company name: Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

Surface graft polymerization of conducting polyaniline on waterborne poyurethane-urea film and its...

Waterborne polyurethane-ureas (pristine WBPUs: WBPU-19 and WBPU-24, fixed soft segment content: 60 wt %) containing dimethylol propionic acid (DMPA)/ethylene diamine (EDA) contents (19/16.8 and 24/11.4 mol %) were prepared. The polyaniline (PANI)-graft-WBPU (PANI-graft-WBPU) films were prepared by oxidative graft polymerization of aniline on the...

Company name: Pusan National University
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012


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