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  Issue-340 - December 17, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> MOISTURE SCAVENGER
Uni-World and Brightwood Acquire VanDeMark Chemical Inc

Uni-World Capital L.P., a private equity firm, and Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC, a private investment firm, on November 30th jointly acquired VanDeMark Chemical Inc., Lockport, NY, a leading global producer of specialty, intermediate, and catalyst chemicals based on phosgenation chemistry. Brightwood also provided mezzanine financing to...

Company name: VanDeMark Chemical
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Perstorp increases prices for TMP and Neo

Specialty chemicals company Perstorp will increase prices for Trimethylolpropane (TMP) and Neopentyl Glycol (Neo) 1 january, 2013, or as existing contracts permit. Effective January 1st, 2013 or as existing contracts permit Perstorp will increase the price for Trimethylolpropane (TMP) and Neopentyl Glycol (Neo) by EUR 80/MT in Europe and by USD...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
RAMPF Ecosystems has been operating the world's first industrial plant for manufacturing polyols...

A key player in the industry, RAMPF Ecosystems has been operating the world's first industrially usable plant for manufacturing polyols from PU flexible foam waste since April 2012. High-quality raw materials can thus be recycled for the foam manufacturing industry using the acidolysis process developed by RAMPF chemists.The loss of valuable raw...

Company name: RAMPF Ecosystems
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
BioBased Technologies® Acquires Soyol® Polyols from Rhino Linings Corporation

BioBased Technologies® LLC, a leader in the sales and marketing of Agrol®, a bio-based family of polyols used in manufacturing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Soyol® polyol technology assets from Rhino Linings Corporation. At the same time Rhino, a global provider of protective polyurethane, polyurea, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings has...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Announcement on Price Increase for Component MDI products

BorsodChem announces an overall price increase of 200EUR/mt for Q1 prices concerning all component MDI products as of January 1st, 2013.Despite the enormous cost pressure triggered by ongoing global Benzene price increase throughout the whole year of 2012, BorsodChem has kept its MDI prices stable in H2 of 2012. However – due to the considerable...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Wednesday December 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Scott Bader to Present Advances in Urethane Acrylate Resin Technology at Composites 2013

Scott Bader is to present a technical paper titled 'Advances in Urethane Acrylate Resin Technology for High Performance Carbon Fibre Composites' at the upcoming Composites 2013, organised by the ACMA, which runs from January 29 - 31 at the Orange County Convention Center, Florida, US.The paper will be presented at 3pm on the first day by Neil Gray,...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Battelle Creates Unique New Polyurethane

Battelle scientists have invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other -- environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent. This new polyurethane has less odor than its petroleum-based counterpart and can be used in a wide variety of coatings and adhesives.Battelle's unique...

Company name: Battelle Memorial Institute
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Garland Canada Introduces White-Stallion® All-Purpose Primer for Metal Roofs

Garland Canada Inc. recently introduced White-Stallion® Metal Primer coating, a durable, all-purpose aromatic urethane with non-lifting properties that make it an ideal primer for urethane topcoats. The primer offers excellent adhesion to properly prepared metal surfaces, and is especially effective as a basecoat for Garland’s White-Stallion®...

Company name: Garland Canada
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
DARPA Wants To Pump Wounded Soldiers Full Of PU Foam For Safe Transport

Quickly stabilising a wounded soldier and getting them off the battlefield is vital to their survival. But prepping a patient with internal injuries for safe transport is extremely complicated. So Darpa’s Wound Stasis System program has funded the development of an injectable foam that stops internal bleeding and stabilises organs so a soldier can...

Company name: Darpa
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
EvoBus changes to BASF CathoGuard® 900

BASF is not only the leading coatings manufacturer in the passenger car sector. The company also provides a full range of coating systems for manufacturers of commercial and transportation vehicles. CathoGuard® 900 is the latest cathodic e-coat from BASF. Daimler subsidiary EvoBus is now changing from CathoGuard 500 to CathoGuard 900 at its...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
Meaningful Aesthetics Achieve Tank of the Year Recognition

A potpourri of styles, colors and themes are represented by more than 200 potable water storage tanks judged in Tnemec’s 2012 Tank of the Year competition, which set a new record for participation since the award program was initiated in 2006.Leading the list of finalists was this year’s winner, a 500,000-gallon pedestal tank on Okaloosa Island,...

Company name: Tnemec
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
Fluoropolymer Coatings Mark a Decade of Success

Since their introduction, advanced fluoropolymer technology has emerged as the premier finish coating for landmark architectural and industrial structures throughout the U.S. and Canada. Formulated for unmatched color and gloss retention and unprecedented durability, these finishes contain a blend of fluoropolymer resin, colorfast pigments and...

Company name: Tnemec
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Dur-A-Flex Announces New Contractor in Vietnam

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless flooring, today announced the appointment of Hiep Hiep Phat Trading Co. Ltd. of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam as the exclusive distributor and contractor for the supply and installation of Dur-A-Flex’s systems.The news comes on the heels of a Korean partnership...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
Flowcrete - Offering a Strong Platform Underfoot for Seasonal Refurbishment Projects in China

The traditional holiday shutdown period provides a window of opportunity to introduce a new floor finish, creating an inspired finish for processing and manufacturing centres across China to mark the start of the Chinese New Year - and aiding health and safety underfoot.Over years, floor finishes can become tired, worn and damaged, but solutions...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Rhino Linings Corporation Acquires BioBased Insulation

Rhino Linings Corporation ("Rhino Linings"), a global provider of protective polyurethane, polyurea, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings is excited to announce the acquisition of BioBased Insulation®, a division of BioBased Technologies® LLC. At the same time, BioBased Technologies® LLC, a leader in the sales and marketing of Agrol®, a bio-based family...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
Flame Seal Thermal Barrier Coating For Foam Insulation Now Available through Sherwin-Williams...

Flame Seal Products Inc. today announced that the Company has been assigned its vendor number with Sherwin Williams, for its fire protection coating for Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation. "Flame Seal-TB", is now available to Contractors at the local level, due to the fact that Sherwin Williams has store locations and dealers, located in virtually...

Company name: Flame Seal Products
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
Commercial Fishing Boat Insulated with Closed-Cell Spray Foam, Protected with Polyurea

What's more important in the commercial fishing industry than keeping your newly caught product fresh? Controlling temperatures with ice and refrigeration not only keeps the catch from spoiling, but can also prolong the length of fishing trips, making it possible to increase the catch benefiting both the vessel and the crew. The last thing you want...

Company name: GreenStar Foam Insulation
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LOW VOC
Author Reveals 'Less is More' With Low-VOC Coatings

In the November issue of Construction Specifier magazine, Tnemec Vice President of Sales, Terry Wallace, discusses the latest volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations that are driving the demand for waterborne and high-solids industrial maintenance coatings and linings. His article titled “Clearing the Air on VOCs” is accompanied by several...

Company name: Tnemec
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel to present its composite solutions for the automotive and aerospace industry

The JEC Europe 2013 is the biggest composites exhibition in Europe and in the world. Congregating 250,000 professionals from 100 different countries, the JEC Europe 2013 will take place this year from March 12 to 14 at the Porte de Versailles, in Paris, France. Henkel, the world's leading producer of adhesives, will present composite solutions for...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
California recording studio receives spray foam insulation treatment

A Beverly Hills, California, recording studio was recently equipped with quality spray foam insulation. According to SprayFoam.com, the building owners chose spray foam because of the sound-sensitive nature of the studio's operations. Many commercial and residential property owners enjoy spray foam insulation because it helps them noticeably reduce...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Substructure-Plus of 10-Story Building Assembled in 48 Hours

In just 48 hours, workers assembled the prefabricated structural-steel subassemblies and other components—without any interior finishes—of a 10-story building in the industrial town of Mohali in northwestern India. The still-unfinished building holds the nation’s speed record for superstructure-plus assembly.On Dec. 1, the deputy chief minister of...

Company name: Synergy Thrislington
Published On: Wednesday December 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESS TOPPER PADS
Carpenter Co. Breaks New Ground with ErgoSmart Mattress Toppers

Pushing the boundaries of comfort-cushioning technology, Carpenter Co. has developed a complete assortment of mattress toppers with foam nodules that move in four directions, providing a continuum of support and comfort no matter the movement or position of the sleeper. The unveiling of Isotonic® ErgoSmart™, the product brand name for the new...

Company name: Carpenter
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Stretchy electronics inspired by nature

Scientists in Switzerland have come up with a material mimicking the way tendons connect to bones, which could speed the development of stretchy, wearable electronic devices.The stretchable electronics industry is in its infancy but devices that are able to flex without breaking could revolutionize devices from smartphones and solar cells to...

Company name: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
Professor works to develop power sources for flexible, stretchable electronics

Electronic devices become smaller, lighter, faster and more powerful with each passing year. Currently, however, electronics such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc., are rigid. But what if they could be made bendable or stretchy?According to the University of Delaware’s Bingqing Wei, stretchable electronics are the future of mobile electronics,...

Company name: University of Delaware
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
BASF makes Hisense refrigerators more energy efficient

BASF and Hisense have jointly presented a new highly energy efficient domestic refrigeration technology using the newly launched Elastocool® low-density polyurethane solution from BASF. Combined with Hisense’s advanced foaming technology, Elastocool® significantly reduces polyurethane material usage while improving thermal insulation performance....

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> WOOD IMITATION
Faux Wood Beams restore and enhance rustic aesthetics.

Now one can easily and economically recreate the rustic look afforded by authentic, aged, hand hewn oak beams with Outwater’s [Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. + Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC] water based finished and unfinished high density polyurethane Faux Wood Beams.Ideally suited for transforming ordinary houses, stores and...

Company name: Outwater
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp. Introduces The Brand New Nex Flow™ Polyurethane Vacuum Suction Cups

The “New” Nex Flow™ Polyurethane Suction cups are reliable vacuum cups can handle objects weighting from a few grams to several hundred kilograms or pounds. Nex Flow™ suction cups are reliable in moving different products and materials from simple, fragile, compact parts or objects that are curved, with uneven surfaces, as well as flat or angled...

Company name: Air Products Corp
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Caster Concepts, Inc. Breaks Ground on New Addition

Caster Concepts, Inc., a premier manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, broke ground today on a 21,000 square foot addition to its current headquarters at 16000 E. Michigan Ave., in Albion, MI. Site work will begin immediately and as spring breaks construction will begin on the footings and the steel structure with completion...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Getzner wins order worth 5 million euros from French railways

SNCF, the French railway company, is extending its high-speed network by constructing the LGV Est européenne line. The new section will enable trains to travel at speeds of up to 320 km/h. Getzner Werkstoffe developed a special sleeper pad for this major project. This new sleeper pad has meanwhile been granted a patent. Order value is 5 million...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
PPG Industries to Buy AkzoNobel Paint Unit for $1.05 Billion

PPG Industries announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel, an Amsterdam-based paints and chemical producer.The boards of both PPG and AkzoNobel have approved the deal, valued at $1.05 billion, and it is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013. The...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
Ciech’s unit Zachem to lay off most of its staff

Chemical group Ciech's unit Zachem plans to lay off 593-600 employees out of its 695 crew by March 31, a local job office said.In October 2012 Ciech signed a conditional agreement to sell Zachem's key product TDI (toluene di-isocyanate) production to BASF for EUR 43 million.Ciech has previously assured Zachem's trade unions it will spend over PLN...

Company name: Zachem
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
Sika reinforces position in Latin America by acquiring market leader in Paraguay

Sika AG has agreed to acquire 100% of Inatec SRL, the market leader in Paraguay in the area of construction chemicals. Inatec, founded in 1982, has a strong position in the refurbishment, waterproofing and concrete admixtures market. The company has manufacturing facilities in Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay.Paraguay is a new country for...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
Royal Holdings Inc. through its Royal Specialty Packaging subsidiary has acquired Adhesives...

Royal Holdings Inc. (Royal), a holding company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal), announced that it has through its Royal Packaging Specialties subsidiary, acquired the stock of Adhesives Packaging Specialties Inc. (APS).Based in Peabody, MA, APS custom packages one and two component adhesives, sealants and resins including acrylic, anaerobic...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
Watson Standard Acquires Delta Coatings

Century-old coatings maker Watson Standard is expanding its portfolio and re-entering the general industrial coatings marketplace with the acquisition of Delta Coatings Corp.The deal was effective Dec. 3, Pittsburgh-based Watson announced in a press release the next day.Based in Melrose Park, IL, Delta Coatings specializes in the development and...

Company name: Delta Coatings
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
BorsodChem to open new branch office in Istanbul

BorsodChem, the leading isocyanate producer in Europe and member of the Wanhua group, is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch office in Istanbul, Turkey.This opening is part of the company’s global network strategy to improve service level, support growth in the Turkish polyurethanes market, and confirm our absolute commitment to this...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
Air Products and Chemicals closing Pasadena facility, 52 jobs affected

Air Products and Chemicals Inc will close its Pasadena facility next month, according to paperwork filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.The Allentown, Pa.-based company will begin eliminating positions at the polyurethane intermediates facility, at 1435 Highway 225, on or about Jan. 31, according to Worker Adjustment and Retraining...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday December 10th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
BASF appoints CP Chan as new President Director of BASF Indonesia

Effective January 1, 2013, Chan Choong Phooi (CP Chan) will be appointed as the new President Director of PT BASF Indonesia. He succeeds Henry Choo who will retire as of December 31, 2012. Chan joined BASF in 2010 with the integration of Cognis. He currently serves as the Vice President, Care Chemicals ASEAN & South Asia, BASF (Thai) Ltd. Before...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
Bayer strengthens Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties business unit with new appointment

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed James Charron head of application development, North America, for its Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business unit. In this role, Charron will lead development activities across CAS technologies in the North America region, and coordinate regional and global application development projects....

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
PIMA Honors ORNL’s André Desjarlais with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced today that it honored André Desjarlais during the association’s 25 th Anniversary Washington Outreach Reception. Desjarlais, group leader for the Building Envelopes and Materials Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday December 12th, 2012

 
Polyurethane Product Development Expert Alan Pagni Joins General Plastics

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has named Alan Pagni Supervising Research and Development Chemist. In this capacity, Pagni will supervise the company’s ChemLab projects, including the development of new products and the continuous improvement of existing products. He brings more than eight years of experience in the polyurethane products...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday December 12th, 2012

 
Cytec Announces New President of Specialty Chemicals Businesses

Cytec Industries Inc. announced today the appointment of Michael Radossich as President, Cytec Specialty Chemicals. In alignment with the current portfolio of businesses and pending sale of Coating Resins, Specialty Chemicals is comprised of the In Process Separation and Additive Technologies businesses. Mr. Radossich will become a member of...

Company name: Cytec Industries
Published On: Tuesday December 11th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Strength-improving agent for production of polyurethane foam

Provided is a strength-improving agent for the production of polyurethane foam, said agent enabling the production of a polyurethane foam having high tensile strength, tear strength and compressive strength. A strength-improving agent (A) for the production of polyurethane foam, represented by general formula (I) [wherein each R1 is a residue...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Block polyisocyanate composition and coating composition containing same

Provided is a block polyisocyanate composition comprising at least one block polyisocyanate represented by formula (I): R-(A).sub.X(B).sub.y. In formula (I), R is a residue obtained by removing an isocyanate group from a polyisocyanate composed of one or more polyisocyanates selected from aliphatic polyisocyanates, alicyclic polyisocyanates, and...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Radiation curable composition

A radiation curable composition comprising 15 to 85 wt % of at least one solvent comprising .ltoreq.20 wt % of water; 5 to 50 wt % of at least one radiation curable material having a Mn in the range of from 50 to 10,000 g/mol; and 10 to 70 wt % of at least one polyurethane having a Mw in the range of from 4,000 to 70,000 g/mol, the polyurethane...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
UV-curable polymer thick film dielectric compositions with excellent adhesion to ITO

This invention provides a screen printable dielectric composition comprising finely divided particles of talc dispersed in a curable liquid composition containing an acrylated urethane resin oligomer, an alkyl acrylate, and phosphoric acid.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Printing ink for value or security documents

A value document, such as a banknote, is printed using a printing ink or varnish comprising an aqueous dispersion of a preferably aliphatic polycarbonate polyurethane and/or a polyether or polyester polycarbonate polyurethane copolymer having a particle size range from 10 to 400 nm and an acid value no greater than 10 mg KOH/g.

Company name: Sun Chemical
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
High-strength glue stick formulation with color indicator

A high-strength, solid adhesive formulation is provided. This formulation includes polyvinylpyrrolidone; at least one polymer dispersion that further includes polyurethane and that is capable of withstanding high mixing temperatures; casein for conferring lubricity to the formulation; and sodium stearate, which is operative to facilitate formation...

Company name: Elmer's Products
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Heat-resistant anti-static adhesive film

The invention provides a heat-resistant anti-static adhesive film having at least includes a top film, a silane-treated release layer on an underlying substrate layer, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer coated over the release layer. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is obtained by adding a plasticizer, an ionic compound or an anti-static...

Company name: Nan Ya Plastics
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Hot melt adhesive compositions having good adhesion on both polar and nonpolar substrates

A hot melt adhesive composition including a) at least one thermoplastic silane grafted poly-.alpha.-olefin that is solid at 25.degree. C.; and b) at least one reaction product of a polyisocyanate having an isocyanate-reactive silane, wherein the isocyanate-reactive silane includes exactly one group reactive to an isocyanate group, selected from a...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Electrically conductive and anti-corrosive coating, a method for preparing the same and an article...

The present invention relates to a coating composition having excellent electro-conductivity and corrosion resistance, a method of preparing the coating composition, and an article coated with the coating composition. More particularly, the present invention relates to a coating composition having excellent surface electro-conductivity and...

Company name: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
High refractive index aqueous polyurethane dispersion coating compositions

High refractive index aqueous polyurethane dispersion primer coating compositions that provide transparent, impact-resistant, and adhesive primer coatings when applied and cured on a substrate, are provided herein. These polyurethane coating compositions coating compositions comprise a polyurethane polymer having aromatic functional groups in an...

Company name: SDC TECHNOLOGIES
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Steroid lipid-modified polyurethane as an implantable biomaterial, the preparation and uses thereof ...

A modified polyurethane including a lipid substituent pendant from at least one urethane nitrogen and/or at least one carbon atom of the modified polyurethane, methods of preparing modified polyurethanes and the use thereof as an implantable biomaterial.

Company name: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
Dental composition containing a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate comprising urethane, urea or amide...

The invention relates to a dental composition comprising a) a hardenable compound (A1), b) a filler (B1), c) an initiator (C1) being able to initiate curing of compound (A1), compound (A1) having the structure A-(-S1-U-S2-MA).sub.n, with A being a connector element, S1 being a spacergroup comprised of units connected with each other and comprising...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> COATING
Method of manufacturing coating agent for drug releasing stent and coating agent for drug releasing...

This invention relates to a method of manufacturing a coating agent for a drug releasing stent and to a coating agent for a drug releasing stent manufactured thereby. This method includes (1) dissolving polyurethane in tetrahydrofuran, (2) dissolving pluronic F-127 in tetrahydrofuran, (3) dissolving a gemcitabine compound in ethanol, (4) mixing...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Silicon-containing foams

Silicone foams having good foam structure and rapid cure are produced from foamable mixtures containing a physical blowing agent and an organically modified organopolysiloxane containing at least one urea or urethane group and an alkoxy(alkyl)siloxy unit.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Polyurethane foam premixes containing halogenated olefin blowing agents and foams made from same

The invention provides polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to closed-celled, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for their preparation. The foams are characterized by a fine uniform cell structure and little or no foam collapse. The foams are...

Company name: Honeywell International Inc.
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Melt processable copolyurea elastomers

The present invention relates to a melt processable polyurea and/or copolyurea elastomers made by reacting a lactam-terminated diisocyanate, and an alkylene diol of the general formula HO--R--OH where in is an alkylene group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms. The invention further provides for methods of making said polyurea and/or copolyurea...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane composition

A thermoplastic polyurethane composition includes thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a polysiloxane, an acetal polymer, and an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) copolymer. A method of forming the TPU composition includes the step of combining the TPU, the polysiloxane, the acetal polymer, and the ABS copolymer. The thermoplastic polyurethane...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Body armor of ceramic ball embedded polymer

A body armor composite material is provided to protect a wearer from small-arms projectiles. The material includes a flexible liner, a polymer binder disposed on the liner, and ceramic solids embedded in the binder. The flexible liner conforms to a portion of the wearer and elastically deforms in response to application of mechanical force. The...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Carbon nanotube-containing composition, composite, and methods for producing them

Disclosed is a carbon nanotube-containing composition which contains a carbon nanotube and a urethane compound obtained by a reaction between a hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate and a isocyanate compound. Also disclosed is a composite having a coating film or a cured film composed of the carbon nanotube-containing composition on at least one...

Company name: Mitsubishi Rayon
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Method and device for the production of moulded pieces from a layer of polyurethane

The invention relates to a process and a device for the production of mouldings containing a layer of polyurethane in shot operation, in which a gas stream is introduced into the flow channel of the spray device in at least two positions.

Company name: Hennecke
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Composite memory foam and uses thereof

The invention relates to composite memory foam and its uses in the manufacture of mattresses, pillows and other body supports. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing mattresses, pillows and other body support from composite memory foam. The composite memory foam includes a polyurethane foam and granules of a polyurethane polymer...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CATHETER
Manufacturing method of catheter having expandable member

A method for manufacturing a catheter having an expandable member is provided, which includes preparing raw materials with highly elastic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), maturing the raw materials in a drier at 50.about.55.degree. C. for 20 days, so that the raw materials have 80.about.95 A of hardness, preparing the expandable member, the first...

Company name: iMedicom
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Novel composite material for optical use and method for obtaining same

A composite material for optical use as well as the method for obtaining it. This material includes a substrate made from a thermoplastic copolyester, a layer of polyurethane bonding primer, and a silicone anti-scratch varnish; advantageously, this varnish has hydroxyl groups, aliphatic CH groups, ester groups, and siloxane groups without methyl...

Company name: Christian Dalloz Sunoptics
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

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

The present invention relates to a polyurethane polymer composition comprising polyethyleneglycol dialkyl ether. There is also provided a process for preparing a polyurethane. The invention also relates to a process for preparing a polyurethane xerogel in the form of a molded article, said process comprising the steps of: i. preparing a mixture of...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Power transmission belt and method of manufacturing a power transmission belt

A power transmission belt having a body made at least in part from ethylene-.alpha.-olefin rubber. At least one load carrying member is embedded in the ethylene-.alpha.-olefin rubber. First, second and third films are formed on the load carrying member. The first film is made from at least one of an isocyanate compound and an epoxy compound, the...

Company name: Mitsuboshi Belting
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Hose

The hose includes an outer jacket which includes warp and weft fibers made of Vectran.RTM.. The process for making the hose, includes: forming an inner liner and coating the exterior thereof with adhesive; weaving, in a twill weave pattern, Vectran.RTM. yarn, in a repeating 2-4-2-4-2 pattern in both the warp and the weft directions; extruding...

Company name: All-American Hose
Published On: Thursday December 13th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
New foamed plastic based on polyetherols obtained from 6-aminouracil, ethylene carbonate, and...

Polyetherols with 1,3-pyrimidine ring including both oxyethylene and oxypropylene groups were obtained in reactions of 6-aminouracil with ethylene carbonate and propylene oxide. The structure of the products was analyzed by spectral methods. Some physical properties of polyetherols were investigated. The polyetherols were used as polyol components...

Company name: Rzesz�w University of Technology
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Modified shape memory epoxy resin composites by blending activity polyurethane

A series of modified shape-memory epoxy resin composites were prepared by blending activity polyurethane (APU). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), tensile tests, scanning electron microscope (SEM), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), and fold-deploy shape memory tests were used to characterize the structure, mechanical, morphology,...

Company name: Harbin Institute of Technology
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Synthesis of bis[(4-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl]sulfone containing urethane acrylates and their...

UV-curing processes are used in industrial applications because of their advantages such as high speed applications and solvent-free formulations at ambient temperature. UV-curable sulfone containing polyurethane acrylates were synthesized from bis[(4-hydroxyethoxy)phenyl]sulfone (BHEPS), polyols, isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and 2-hydroxyethyl...

Company name: Istanbul Technical University
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Hemocompatible polyurethane surfaces

With the aim of improving the hemocompatibility of blood-contacting devices, antithrombotic or fibrinolytic biological molecules-containing polyurethane (PU) materials have been developed. Cationic PU surfaces were prepared by grafting poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and quaternizing the tertiary amino groups with iodomethane. The surfaces...

Company name: Soochow University
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Properties of rigid polyurethane foams prepared from recycled aircraft deicing agent with...

Polyurethane (PUR) rigid foams were prepared from recycled aircraft deicing agent (aircraft deicing fluid) with reaction of hexamethylene diisocyanate at temperature of 55°C. The effect of [NCO]/[OH] ratio on properties of microscopic structure, cell size distribution, compressive strength, apparent density, as well as thermal conductivity (k) was...

Company name: University of Minnesota
Published On: Sunday December 16th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Electrospinning of thermoplastic polyurethane microfibers and nanofibers from polymer solution and...

Electrospinning technique was used to produce ultrafine fibers from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). A direct comparison between melt and solution electrospinning of TPU was provided for the evaluation of process–structure relationship. It was found that the deposition rate of melt electrospinning (0.6 g h−1) is four times higher than that...

Company name: University of Gaziantep
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Structure and property of polyurethane/SiO2 composite elastomer prepared via in situ polymerization

A series of polyurethane (PU)/SiO2 composites were prepared via in situ polymerization through a prepolymer process. The effect of SiO2 content on mechanical and solvent-resistant properties of PU/SiO2 composites was investigated. It was found that with increasing SiO2 content, the tensile strength and toughness, hardness, and modulus of PU...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Study on high-solid content Si/PU polyurethane dispersion with PES/PPG composite soft segment

A polyol consists of silicone chains and epoxy acrylate structures, referred to as silicon polyether (PES), was used to prepare crosslinked Si/PU dispersions. Both PES and propylene oxide glycol (PPG) were mixed as soft segments. The effects weight ratios of PES to PPG on properties of the resultant polyurethane dispersions were studied. Morphology...

Company name: North University of China
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Mesua ferrea L. seed oil-based hyperbranched shape memory polyurethanes: Effect of multifunctional...

The bio-based hyperbranched polyurethanes (HBPUs) have generated immense interest as advanced shape memory materials. In the present investigation, HBPUs were synthesized from poly(ε-caprolactone)diol as a macroglycol, butanediol as a chain extender, monoglyceride of Mesua ferrea L. seed oil as a bio-based chain extender, triethanolamine as a...

Company name: Tezpur University
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
 

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