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  Issue-341 - December 31, 2012   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Honeywell announces commercialisation of Solstice LBA for SPF

In August, Honeywell announced US EPA SNAP approval for Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), as well as the adoption of Solstice LBA for use in refrigerators and freezers. The company has just announced commercialisation of the new products globally in spray polyurethane foam (SPF) for construction, with more applications to follow shortly.In...

Company name: Honeywell International
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Evonik to increase prices for Kosmos PU additives in North America

Effective 1 February 2013, the Polyurethane Additives business line of Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation will increase Kosmos 29 stannous octoate prices by 10% in North America. Prices for Kosmos 29 dilutions and Kosmos 19 di-butyl tin di-laurate will increase accordingly. Kosmos tin catalysts are used in the manufacture of PU foam.

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Reverdia starts up large-scale plant for bio-based succinic acid

Reverdia, the joint venture between life sciences and materials sciences company DSM and Roquette Frères, a global producer of starch and starch-derivatives, has begun operations in Cassano Spinola, Italy, at a commercial-scale plant producing Biosuccinium™ sustainable succinic acid. The plant, which has a capacity of about 10,000 tonnes/yr, is...

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Europe aromatics braced for a turbulent year

Following on from a volatile 2012, European aromatics are braced for a continued rollercoaster on supply and pricing next year, with benzene costs in particular expected to continue along a bullish path.The story of benzene in Europe in 2012 has been one of almost uninterrupted bullishness on pricing. The adoption of lighter feedstocks among...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Tuesday December 25th, 2012

 
Asia polyols, isocyanates less bullish on weak demand

Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) outlook in Asia for the first quarter of 2013 is less bullish because of uncertain macroeconomic conditions and concerns of oversupply and weak demand. Polyols and TDI are widely used in the furniture, bedding, coatings and automotive sectors, while the downstream applications...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ORIENTED STRAND BOARD
Group concerned about use of MDI in the manufacturing of panel boards

A group of concerned citizens is sending out a public invitation to what is being called an informational meeting tomorrow night at Baldonnel School. At issue is the Peace Valley OSB plant application to the Ministry of Environment to use MDI in the manufacturing of its boards.The concerned group argues this comes twelve years after the plant was...

Company name: Peace Valley OSB
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
Peace Valley OSB applying to use new resin

Peace Valley OSB is currently in the process of applying to the Ministry of Environment to use a new type of resin in its production of panel boards. In order to use MDI (methlyne diphenyl diiocyanate), the Ministry must allow PVOSB to increase their emission rate to .054 kilograms per hour.Environment Manager Lindsay Sahaydak says MDI is used in...

Company name: Peace Valley OSB
Published On: Friday December 14th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Purbond declared Timberwork Adhesive of 2013

The Swiss woodworking trade journal “Holzkurier” has declared the Henkel adhesive brand Purbond “Timberwork Facilitator” of 2013. Research projects and collaborations that have revolutionized the adhesives industry, combined with fast and high-quality production credentials on which customers can rely, were among the salient reasons cited by the...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Say What? An Interview with Bayer’s North American SPF Business GM

A recent interview with Renee Zierden, General Manager for the North American Spray Polyurethane Foam Business at Bayer MaterialScience LLC, puts rumors to rest and gives a glimpse into the SPF industry crystal ball. Q: There have been some changes in the Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane business this year. Will that have any impact on your...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Spray Insulation & Roofing Materials
Published On: Saturday December 29th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Minimize water damage with a spray foam treatment

Commercial and residential property owners can equip their roofs with Icynene spray foam insulation to effectively seal their buildings' envelopes. Additionally, spray foam is ideal for other tough-to-reach areas because it helps reject bulk water from penetrating a property.If water seeps through a property owner's roof, repairs could prove...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday December 18th, 2012

 
Passivhaus project chooses WALLTITE for airtight insulation

WALLTITE spray foam insulation has been used in the roof of Dorset’s first Passivhaus dwelling to achieve the air-tight insulation required to meet the demanding standards required for Passivhaus certification.The impressive five bedroom house in Poole is making maximum use of all interior space, with the roof space being used to accommodate an...

Company name: BASF Polyurethane UK
Published On: Monday December 17th, 2012

 
Spray Elastomer Touts High Abrasion Resistance

Ultimate Linings has rolled out a high-abrasion-resistant spray elastomer designed for demanding applications against abrasion and corrosion.Ultimate Linings Product UL TK 22 (High Abrasion Resistance) is a fast-set, 100% solids, flexible, two-component spray elastomer made to deliver high performance against abrasion tear and impact, the company...

Company name: Ultimate Linings
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Research on China's Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Industry, 2012-2017

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Research on China's Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Industry, 2012-2017The global Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) market has entered the mature stage and the global TPE demand volume has reached 4.05 million tons. At present, in the TPE consumption structure,...

Company name: Reportlinker.com
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
FRIMO presents new Type 7 tool carrier

FRIMO tool carriers for PU processing have been established on the market for many years and now stand for proven safety and reliability. FRIMO introduced the first large-scale series production-compatible electric tool carrier for instrument panel foam moulds back in 2004. After that great market success and continuous further development, FRIMO...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Isothane wins supplier of the year at Building & Engineer awards

Isothane Limited market leaders for over 25 years in providing innovative solutions for Hard-To-Treat/Non-Standard Cavity Wall Insulation are the proud winners of the Building & Engineers prestigious Supplier of the Year Award 2012.Isothane Limited manufacturer of Technitherm® polyurethane all-in-one energy efficient cavity wall insulation solution...

Company name: Isothane
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
New Alternatives Promise Increased Thermal Performance in Less Space

As building science innovators continue devising energy-saving products and methods in the ultimate pursuit of net-zero structures, commercial property executives and their advisors have to select from myriad alternatives for each new development and retrofit venture. And in a large, geologically diverse country like the United States featuring...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
BASF Products in Demand

BASF, the world’s largest supplier of chemical products for the car industry, has announced that its sales in the automotive sector in 2011 totaled 9.5 billion euros globally and spending on research and development linked to the car industry reached 200 million euros.In 2020, there will be an estimated 1.2 billion vehicles around the world, which...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday December 22nd, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Johnson Controls to build 10 more seating plants in China

Johnson Controls Inc. plans to build 10 more auto seating plants in China over the next five years as part of a long-term strategy that calls for continued growth in China and slow expansion in the North American market to offset expected slowdowns in Europe.Speaking during a meeting with investors today, JCI CEO Steve Roell said he remains...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
NASA develops new urethane-coated nylon space suit for advanced space missions

NASA has developed a new gen-next spacesuit, for its advanced space ventures including the manned Mars mission that can supply oxygen and protect the astronaut from extreme temperatures. The new space suit is called the Z-1 Prototype Spacesuit and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0. NASA's current space suits, designed in 1992, were made for...

Company name: NASA
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
National Carton Invests in New Equipment to Meet Demand

National Carton & Coating Co., a producer of custom printed folding boxes in Xenia, Ohio, has recently purchased a new machine to help accommodate for an increased demand of their manufacturing services. The folding carton industry includes manufacturing a style of packaging that allows for the consumer to see the internal contents but also offers...

Company name: National Carton & Coating
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
DHL Develops Environmentally Friendly Containers

DHL, the international logistics company, announced earlier this month that its Japanese supply chain division developed “multipurpose returnable containers” (MRCs) to ship precision equipment. What is the big deal about the MRCs? They are durable enough to be reused up to 100 times, unlike the previous containers used to ship precision equipment...

Company name: DHL
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Polyurethane Tubing resists effects of spatter

Spatter Guard SRT is made from 94V0 polyurethane resin formulated to be resistant to weld spatter without requiring outer jacket. Resistant to oils, greases, heat, aging, and UV light, resin is also free of silicone and halogen. Kink- and abrasion-resistant polyurethane can also be bonded and formed into retractable coils. Available in black, red,...

Company name: Freelin-Wade
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Chairman of Vladimir Region Legislative Assembly visits Dow Izolan

On December 21, 2012 Chairman of Vladimir Region Legislative Assembly, Kiselev V.N. visited Dow Izolan, a joint venture company for polyurethane systems production in Russia formed in 2006 by The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan Ltd.During the site tour and press briefing, Mikhail Tsarfin, Dow Izolan...

Company name: Dow Izolan
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
Lonza Completes the Divestiture of its Brandenburg, KY Performance Urethanes and Organics Business...

Lonza Group and Monument Chemical today announced the completion of the sale of Lonza Group’s Performance Urethanes and Organics business located in Brandenburg, KY (USA). The transaction was announced in November 2012. Financial terms are not being disclosed. This sale enables Lonza to focus on more core activities and helps fulfill a strategic...

Company name: Lonza
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
FRIMO TechAcademy 2013

FRIMO TechAcademy is starting its third year of training. The first two years clearly demonstrated that our comprehensive course programme has been a great success with our customers because it communicates knowledge, expertise and practical experience for use in practical applications.In a dynamic industry with shorter and shorter development and...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Tuesday December 18th, 2012

 
FRIMO at full throttle

Following a year full of activities culminating in the 4th FRIMO Forum on the 50th anniversary of the company, the FRIMO Group will actively participate in the major events of the industry once again in the new year. The motto throughout 2012 was “50 Years of Global Competence.” The FRIMO Forum brought 450 participants from 140 companies and 20...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
ACC and SPE announce partnership

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced a new partnership that will increase the value of both associations to their respective members and increase awareness that plastic materials and products are contributing to a more sustainable future.Through the partnership, members of both organizations...

Company name: the Society of Plastics Engineers
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
Arsenal Capital Partners Acquires Dash Multi-Corp

Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dash Multi-Corp., a leading manufacturer of formulated polyurethane, vinyl plastisol, specialty coatings as well as recycled rubber...

Company name: Dash Multi-Corp
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
ASC revamps www.ascouncil.org website

The North American trade association for the adhesive and sealant industry, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), recently revamped its www.ascouncil.org website to focus on providing information and services to its members that are action oriented and supportive of its 124 member companies.“The site has completely transformed into an information...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
INDONESIA: Government to develop two new petrochemical centers

The government says it will develop two new upstream petrochemical industrial centers to help shift Indonesia’s status from net importer to net exporter of petrochemical products by 2016.The industrial centers would be located in Muara Enim (in South Sumatra) and Bintuni Bay (in West Papua), the Industry Ministry’s director general for...

Company name: Honam Petrochemical
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
PEOPLE
Caster Concepts Introduces New Territory Sales Representative for East Coast

Caster Concepts, Inc., a premier manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, is pleased to announce the addition of Kurtis Myers as a Territory Sales Representative for the East Coast region. Myers had previously served as CCI's purchasing and inventory manager for the past five years prior to accepting this assignment.“Kurtis has...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
Chromaflo Technologies Establishes Role for Thermoset Market Development

Effective January 1st, 2013 Ben Arnold will assume the role of Market Development Manager, reporting to Elizabeth Campbell, Business Director for Thermoset - Americas. In this role, Arnold will be responsible for managing the advancement efforts of the thermoset business in the Americas, with a focus in South America. He will also concentrate on...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
SWD Urethane Names Alison Scott-Bull Vice President of Sales

SWD Urethane announced the recent hiring of Alison Scott Bull to the position of Vice President of Sales. Alison joins the SWD Urethane team after most recently serving the Vice President of Sales for Icynene in Canada. “I am excited about the future of SWD,” shared Alison Scott Bull, “They are a rapidly emerging company in the spray foam industry...

Company name: SWD Urethane
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
General Plastics Hires Innovative R&D Scientist Natalie Merrill

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has named Natalie Merrill Senior Research and Development Scientist. In this capacity, Merrill will bring her expertise in formulating and developing performance plastics to creating new high-performance cellular plastics for the aerospace industry and other commercial markets. She holds more than a dozen U.S....

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Thickening agent based on polyurethane

Disclosed is a thickener based on an aqueous preparation of a nonionic, water-dispersible or water-soluble polyurethane, obtained by reacting: (a) hydrophilic polyols containing at least two OH groups and at least two functional groups selected from ether and ester, of molecular weight at least 300; (b) hydrophobic compounds containing at least one...

Company name: Cognis
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
Non-ionic associative thickeners containing alkyl cyclohexylols, formulations containing them and...

New associative thickeners of the HEUR type (Hydrophobically modified Ethylene oxide URethane) whose hydrophobic monomer is based on alkyl cyclohexylols. These are new polyurethanes that allow a broad thickening of a medium shear gradient aqueous formulation while limiting the increase in the low shear gradient viscosity. The invention also...

Company name: Coatex
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FOAM COMPATIBILIZERS / STABILIZERS
Silicone-polyether block copolymers having a defined polydispersity in the polyoxyalkylene part and...

Silicone-polyether block copolymers prepared by organomodification of branched polysiloxanes having terminal and/or lateral SiH functions or linear polysiloxanes having lateral and/or terminal SiH functions by means of polyethers or polyether mixtures, characterized in that the polyethers used have a polydispersity M.sub.w/M.sub.n in the range from...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
Polyurethane based pigment dispersants which contain reactive double bonds

Polymeric urethane dispersants with solubilizing polymer chains and with reactive carbon to carbon double bonds are described. The reactive double bonds facilitate molecular weight build-up of the dispersant on dispersed particles (enhancing colloidal stability) or enhance the ability of the dispersants to be crosslinked into a matrix material.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Antimicrobial polyurethane foam and process to make the same

An antimicrobial polyurethane foam that is formed from: a multi-functional isocyanate component; an aqueous polyol component reactive with the multi-functional isocyanate component; an antimicrobial metallic compound; and a complexing agent. The complexing agent is used to form a stable blend of the antimicrobial metallic compound with the polyol...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Hydrochlorofluoroolefin blowing agent compositions

The invention relates to the use of a composition as an agent for blowing a projected biocomponent polyurethane foam, said composition including 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropane and/or 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and at least one additional compound selected from among hydrochlorofluoroolefins, hydrofluoroolefins, hydrochloroolefins,...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Composition of secondary amine adducts, amine diluents and polyisocyanates

A composition suitable for forming a paint marking on a roadway comprises a secondary amine adduct having at least two secondary amine groups, an amine diluent and a polyisocyanate. The secondary amine adduct and the amine diluent react with the polyisocyanate to yield a chemically high crosslinked material having a no track time of about two...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Transesterified polyol having selectable and increased functionality and urethane material products...

The present invention includes a polyol produced according to the process comprising reacting a multifunctional alcohol with a first multifunctional component to form a reaction product and reacting the reaction product with a vegetable oil to form a polyol. The present invention also relates to the material comprising the reaction product of an...

Company name: Tandem Polymers
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polyurethane foams containing branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyols

Disclosed is branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyols prepared from the acid catalyzed polycondensation reaction of 1,3-propanediol, and at least one triol comonomer selected from 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl) ethane and 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl) propane. Also disclosed is a branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyol with an equivalent hydroxyl...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday December 20th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyols from terephthalic acid and oligoalkylene oxides

Polyester polyols are produced by reacting terephthalic acid with a glycol corresponding to the formula H--(OCH.sub.2CH.sub.2).sub.n--OH and an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid. These polyester polyols are particularly useful for the production of polyurethane) (PUR) and polyurethane/polyisocyanurate (PUR/PIR) foams for use in insulation applications.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Hole jet reactor and a process for the preparation of an isocyanate using the reactor

The present invention relates to a hole-jetting type reactor and its applications, in particular to a process for the production of isocyanates by the phosgenation of aliphatic or aromatic diamines or triamines in the gas phase using this reactor. The present invention achieves a good mixing and reacting result of the gas-phase phosgenation...

Company name: Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
Polyisocyanates containing allophanate groups

Allophanate-group-containing polyisocyanates based on isophorone diisocyanate, represented by formula (I) ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.a, k, m, (k +m), Y, X.sub.i, n and R.sup.b are as defined, and to their use.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Crosslinked resin composition, and wire, cable and molded wire coated with the same

A crosslinked resin composition includes a resin composition including not less than 0.01 parts by mass and not more than 20 parts by mass of a vinyl monomer relative to 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic polyurethane, the vinyl monomer having a molecular structure including at least one functional group of acid anhydride, silane, amine and...

Company name: Hitachi Cable
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
Acid-modified urethane phenoxy acrylate resin, and method for preparing same

The present invention relates to an acid modified urethane phenoxy acrylate resin and a method for preparing the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to an acid modified urethane phenoxy acrylate resin in which a urethane modified acrylic group is introduced at the side chain by reacting a phenol-novolac resin with...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
Composition of polythiophene-based conductive polymers having high conductivity, transparency,...

The present invention relates to a polythiophene-based conductive polymer composition having high conductivity, transparency, waterproof property and durability, and a polymer membrane prepared by using the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a polythiophene-based conductive polymer composition comprising an aqueous solution of a...

Company name: SKC
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Multi-layer assembly, multi-layer stretch releasing pressure-sensitive adhesive assembly, and...

A multi-layer assembly that includes a release liner, a first layer disposed on the release liner, the first layer including a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that includes a silicone polymer that includes silicone polyurea block copolymers, polydiorganosiloxane polymers, or combinations thereof, a second layer disposed on the first layer,...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> ONE-COMPONENT
One-component laminating adhesive having silane cross-linking

The invention relates to a crosslinkable one-component laminating adhesive containing 25 to 80 wt. % of polyester prepolymers, polyether prepolymers and/or polyurethane prepolymers, which have at least two cross-linkable alkoxysilane groups and have a molecular weight of 2000 to 30,000 g/mol, 75 to 19 wt. % of organic solvent having a boiling point...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Water based primer composition for isocyante and silane functional adhesives

The present invention is directed to a unique solution for promoting adhesion of substrates to adhesives containing a prepolymer having isocyanate, si lane or both functional groups. The solution comprises a composition comprising: a) from about 0.05 to about 10.0 parts by weight of a hydrosylate of one or more of alkoxysilyl amines; b) from about...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Radiation-curable aqueous polyurethane dispersions

The present invention relates to polyurethane dispersions that are curable with UV radiation, to a process for preparing them, and to the use thereof.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> EMULSION
Two-component water-based polyurethane compositions and coatings

There is provided herein a water-based two-component polyurethane dispersion prepared from combining (a) an aqueous polymer emulsion comprising one or more emulsifiable polymers and one or more polyols, wherein the aqueous polymer emulsion has a Tg lower than about 20 degree C. and (b) one or more isocyanates.

Company name: Pazkar
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SOLVENT BASED
Compositions for multilayer coating and resins therefore

A 2K basecoat clearcoat system includes a solvent borne basecoat having a low Tg branched polyester polyol, optionally, a high Tg, high molecular weight thermoplastic resin, and a hardener that includes an isocyanate functional material suitable for crosslinking the polyester polyol, and optional thermoplastic resin. The solvent borne clearcoat...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic composition comprising a jasmonic acid compound

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable aqueous medium, a jasmonic acid compound and a non-ionic associative polyurethane/polyether polymer. Use for caring for and making up keratin materials.

Company name: Oreal
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Use of a polysiloxane/polyurea block copolymer for the treatment of keratinous fibers

The present disclosure relates to a treatment of the hair, which is resistant to shampooing operations, wherein the individual hairs are coated with a cosmetic composition comprising a polysiloxane/polyurea block copolymer wherein at least one volatile nonsilicone organic solvent and at least one silicone compound exhibit a viscosity of less than...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Foams based on thermoplastic polyurethanes

Expandable thermoplastic polyurethane comprising blowing agent, wherein the Shore hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane is from A 44 to A 84.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
Silicone-impregnated foam product and method for producing same

The present invention relates to products having a foam carrier or substrate, and particularly to such products employing a reticulated polyurethane foam carrier impregnated with silicone polymer. The present invention also relates to a method of producing these silicone-impregnated foam products.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Wear resistant wheel coating and method

This invention teaches a method of coating a vehicle wheel to increase wear resistance which, in its preferred embodiment, includes the steps of providing a vehicle wheel and applying a wear resistant coating between/intermediate a primer and a topcoat. The wear resistant coating is applied to at least the tire bead flange of the vehicle wheel but...

Company name: Hutchinson
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
Aerosol systems and methods for dispensing texture material

Aerosol material for applying a repair coat to an uncoated portion of a substrate substantially to match a coated portion of the substrate using an aerosol assembly comprises a container defining a product chamber and a valve assembly operable in open and closed modes, the aerosol material comprises a base portion, a particulate portion, and a...

Company name: Homax Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Composition to preserve insulations and sealants and method

The present invention is generally directed toward the preservation of insulations and sealants and more particularly to the protection of insulation and sealant products against insect attack through the use of inorganic borates. The present invention includes a polymer-based formulation derived from the reaction of an isocyanate component and a...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane elastomers

This disclosure relates to a linear polymer obtained by reacting a polyethylene glycol, a polypropylene glycol; a diol; and a diisocyanate, as well as a controlled release composition containing the linear polymer together with an active agent. The active agent can have a molecular weight of 200 g/mol to 20,000 g/mol.

Company name: Ferring
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite materials comprising aggregate and an elastomeric composition

A composite material comprises aggregate and an elastomeric composition. The elastomeric composition comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component. The isocyanate component comprises a polymeric isocyanate, and optionally, an isocyanate-prepolymer. The isocyanate-reactive component comprises a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
Process for making long fiber-reinforced polyurethanes that contain particulate fillers

Fiber-reinforced polyurethane structures are made with a polyol composition that contains a particulate filler such as calcium carbonate, in addition to the fibers. The polyol composition and the polyisocyanate composition are selected such that the polymer formed in their reaction has a calculated molecular weight between crosslinks (M.sub.c) of...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Continuous thermal insulation and fire protective composite placed on thermo-grid designed for wind...

The present invention relates to construction materials and more specifically, to a continuous composite exterior insulation system and cladding used in the construction of building walls and structure, to control heat transfer, rain-water penetration, air and water vapor transmission while providing fire protection to a building enclosure. This...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Polyurethane panel

Building panels are ubiquitous in the building industry and are used to form walls, doors or other partitions, either of a structural or non-structural nature. Polyurethane can be formed into a panel which is rigid and can function in the same manner as conventional panels formed from wood and other material. The panel is able to be cut, screwed,...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Moisture-permeable waterproof fabric

Disclosed is a moisture-permeable waterproof fabric which is produced by using a plant-based material and has equivalent or superior performance as compared to conventional petroleum-based polyurethane resins. The moisture-permeable waterproof fabric comprises, on at least one surface thereof, a porous resin film composed of a polyurethane resin...

Company name: Seiren
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Composition and manufacturing methods for grips

A composition for use in grips is disclosed. The composition may be used, for example, in making a golf club grip. The disclosed grip provides for improved shock absorption and other beneficial properties. In one embodiment the comprises a cross-linked composition of from about 40% by weight to about 80% by weight of one or a combination of a first...

Company name: Lamkin
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
Golf ball with a non-ionomeric inner cover, stiff tpu intermediate cover, and cast thermoset outer...

A golf ball including a core and a cover disposed about the core. The cover includes a thermoplastic inner cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; an outer cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; and a stiff intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover layers and having a hardness greater...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
Multi-piece golf ball comprising low hardness gradient core

A golf ball including a core and a cover disposed about the core. The cover includes a thermoplastic inner cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; an outer cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; and a stiff intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover layers and having a hardness greater...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Package structure, method for manufacturing same, and method for repairing package structure

A package structure including an electronic component 2 mounted on a circuit board 1 with a bonding metal 3, wherein a flux 4 contains a compound having a hydroxyl group and remains on the surface of the bonding metal 3, a coating resin 5 contains 10% to 50% by weight of isocyanate, and a reactant 8 of the coating resin 5 and the flux 4 is formed...

Company name: Panasonic
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Sealing system

There is provided a sealing system with improved durability. In a sealing system in which a dust seal includes a first dust seal 100 and a second dust seal 200 provided on an atmosphere side of the first dust seal 100 and each of the first dust seal 100 and the second dust seal 200 has (a) seal lip(s) for sliding on an outer peripheral face of the...

Company name: NOK Corporation
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Conductive roller and manufacturing method therefor

Provided is a conductive roller whose resistance has a small environment-dependence, on the surface of the elastic layer of which the pore size is fine and the surface properties are excellent, and a manufacturing method therefor. Provided is a conductive roller including a shaft 1, and an elastic layer 2 and a surface layer 3 formed on the...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
Conductive elastic roller and image forming apparatus comprising the same

There is provided a conductive elastic roller (1) comprising a shaft member (2) and one or more elastic layers (3) disposed on an outside of the shaft member (2) in a radial direction, wherein at least one of the elastic layers (3) is composed of an ultraviolet-curing type resin formed by curing a raw material for the elastic layer comprising a...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Pad for chemical mechanical polishing and method of chemical mechanical polishing using same

A chemical mechanical polishing pad includes a polishing layer formed using a composition that includes a thermoplastic polyurethane, the polishing layer having a specific gravity of 1.15 to 1.30, and a durometer D hardness of 50 to 80.

Company name: JSR Corporation
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Polymerizable fluorine-containing compound and treated substrate having a hydrophilic region and a...

To provide a polymerizable fluorine-containing compound useful for producing a treated substrate having a hydrophilic region and a water repellent region, of which the contrast is high on its surface, without requiring a special apparatus, high energy light, or irradiation with light for a long time. A polymerizable fluorine-containing compound,...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
Phosphine-borane compound and method for producing the same, and method for producing...

An object of the present invention is to provide an optically active phosphine-borane compound and a method for producing the same which are useful for the production of an optically active phosphine ligand and allow easy production of any antipode. There is provided a phosphine-borane compound represented by the following general formula (P-1)....

Company name: Nippon Chemical Industrial
Published On: Thursday December 27th, 2012

 
Photopolymer formulation having triazine-based writing monomers

The invention relates to a photopolymer formulation comprising polyurethane matrix polymers, writing monomers, and photoinitiators, wherein the writing monomers comprise compounds of formula (I), where R1, R2, R3 independent of each other are each a halogen atom or an organic radical, wherein at least one of the radicals is an organic radical...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday December 21st, 2012

 
LEATHER
Stretchable artificial leather

Stretchable artificial leather comprising a fibrous substrate comprising tricot knitted fabric, and a polyurethane resin layer laminated on the surface of the fibrous substrate, the stretchable artificial leather having fixed load elongation of from 30 to 60% in each of a longitudinal direction, a lateral direction and a bias direction.

Company name: Honda Motor
Published On: Wednesday December 19th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Ultra-green Non-hazardous Cured Polyurethane Cleaner

Bio8 Ltd Envii700 series products are non-hazardous, environmentally-compatible cleaning solutions for use with cured polyurethane foam. The series includes products for specific applications such as EN705, a liquid cured polyurethane cleaning product for use in dip tanks, and EN706, a gel for use on larger items and production equipment. The...

Company name: Bio8
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Viscoelastic Foam with Temperature Independent Comfort

This presentation describes PCC Rokita Rokopol vTec polyols that can provide a broad range of glass transition and optimum low resiliency performance over a wide ambient temperature range. These characteristics help to improve comfort qualities in bedding and also improve handling of viscoelastic foam products during conversion processing. Typical...

Company name: PCC Rokita
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
Novel CO2-based Polyols as Flexible Foam Strength Enhancers

Novomer has developed a unique route to high performance sustainable polyols using a proprietary catalyst system to combine waste carbon dioxide (CO2) with standard epoxides. This original technology delivers renewable polycarbonate polyols that are up to 50% CO2 by weight, have a 3-9x carbon footprint advantage vs. existing petroleum-based...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GRAFT POLYOLS
Castor oil-based hyperbranched polyurethanes as advanced surface coating materials

21st Century is treated as the century for highly branched macromolecules, because of their unique structural architecture and outstanding performance characteristics, in the field of polymer science. In the present study, castor oil-based two hyperbranched polyurethanes (HBPUs) were synthesized via A2 + B3 approach using castor oil or...

Company name: Tezpur University
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Precision and Bias of the CertiPUR-US® Test Method for Volatile Organic Compounds

A 24 designed experiment with replication was conducted with flexible polyurethane foams having higher or lower levels of emitted volatile organic compounds (VOC). The testing revealed that the data were normally distributed and that no statistically significant difference between testing chambers or operators existed, and the test could...

Company name: The Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
Comparison of NIST SRM 1196 and Various Commercial FSC Cigarettes for Smolder Testing

This presentation summarizes the results of a nine-month investigation by the Polyurethane Foam Association of the smolder testing performance of a number of cigarettes including various FSC brands and the NIST SRM 1196. Initial smolder testing of more than 1,100 commercially-purchased FSC cigarettes showed that some brands of FSC cigarettes had a...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Survey of the Incidence of Occupational Asthma among FPF Slabstock Plants

The combined results from foam production worker surveys covering 1988 – 2011 indicate that the incidence of self-reported occupational asthma was low, representing less than 2% of the surveyed worker population. The incidence of medically confirmed cases of occupational asthma was even lower (six cases) among the participating manufacturing sites...

Company name: Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
Summary of Recent Studies Presented at the Isocyanates & Health Conference

This presentation summarizes six papers submitted by the International Isocyanates Institute (III) for presentation at the Isocyanates and Health conference covering III research on worker and consumer exposure, toxicology testing, human cancer risk, environmental exposure and monitoring, and occupational health management of interest to the...

Company name: International Isocyanate Institute
Published On: Friday December 28th, 2012

 
Immune sensitization to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) resulting from skin exposure

Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), a reactive chemical used for commercial polyurethane production, is a well-recognized cause of occupational asthma. The major focus of disease prevention efforts to date has been respiratory tract exposure; however, skin exposure may also be an important route for inducing immune sensitization, which may...

Company name: Yale University School of Medicine
Published On: Tuesday December 18th, 2012

 
 

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