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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Klöckner polyPUR expands flame retardants portfolio

Effective 1 January 2013 Klöckner polyPUR Chemie GmbH has expanded its flame retardants portfolio. The Duisburg, Germany, based distributor of isocyanates (TDI, MDI), polyols, and additives now offers beside the range of liquid flame retardants (based on phosphorous acid (Fyrol, Fyrolflex, Phosflex) from ICL-IP solid flame retardants based on...

Company name: Kloeckner polyPUR
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Linseed Oil Market Report January, 2013

For more than 185 years Messrs. Alberdingk Boley has been processing linseed oil and castor oil to various products for cosmetics, technical and pharmaceutical purposes. For your guidance, please find below a report about the current situation of the world market for linseed oil. Review The CIS-Countries, currently Europe’s main linseed supplier,...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Friday January 11th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Aliphatic Polyester Polyols effective February

Effective February 1, 2013, or as contracts allow, Coim USA Inc. will raise the price of its Aliphatic Polyester Polyols, marketed under Diexter brand name, within the United States and Canada up to $ 0.07 per pound depending on the grades. This increase is in response to the continued escalation of main feedstock used in the manufacture of...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Poliver's Success Drives Fenzi Plants in Vilvoorde

Traditionally (for more than 70 years) at Fenzi, investments in research and development are considered the key to success – this kind of commitment made it possible to develop those products that today form the group’s core line of products and are also a source of vitality for the company, thanks to an ongoing process of innovation and...

Company name: Poliver
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Leaders of the Coatings Industry to gather for the 6th Coatings Summit

In only three weeks, senior leaders of the Coatings Industry will gather for the 6th Coatings Summit. Following up on the previous, extremely well-attended event in Washington, D.C., the Coatings Summit will move to the European center of political and economic decision-making: Brussels, Belgium.Senior executives from manufacturers, raw material...

Company name: the 6th Coatings Summit
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
BASF to sell CONICA Sports Surfaces to Serafin Group

BASF signed a contract with the Munich-based Serafin Group for the sale of its CONICA Sports Surfaces business together with its site in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Both parties agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing of the transaction is expected by the end of the second quarter of 2013. The CONICA Sports Surfaces business includes the...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Bayer MaterialScience LLC Issues Updated Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Evaluation Report

Consider it one-stop shopping for building product usage information: in the construction industry, the International Code Council Evaluation Service Report (ESR) lets architects, specifiers, contractors and building inspectors know that a product meets all required life safety and building codes. Bayer MaterialScience LLC has revised its ESR 1655...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
BASF and Nissan announce streamlined processes

BASF has expanded its partnership with Nissan, now also supplying the automaker with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennesee, USA. BASF supplies Nissan with coating solutions from e-coat and basecoat to clearcoat. BASF is also working on more streamlined technologies with Nissan in emerging markets...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Large lightweight components with a Class A surface

Romeo RIM uses the world's largest Long Fiber Injection system with a double-shuttle mold carrier system to manufacture a two-piece roof made of polyurethane for agricultural machinery. The long-lasting paint surface is fully automatically produced directly in the mold using IMP (In Mold Painting).Cost-effective Long Fiber Injection lightweight...

Company name: KraussMaffei
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Dow and Cobblestone Homes Redefine Renovation with Revitalize Home

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW ), and Cobblestone Homes, a Great Lakes Bay Region home builder, have joined together on a living case-study to broaden awareness of opportunities for energy efficiency in retrofits. Revitalize Home is a remodeled demonstration home that showcases practical,...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Upcycled polyurethane panels used for the first time in composite façade

The network partners in the EcoCommercial Building Program (ECB) – Bayer MaterialScience, puren and AB-Polymerchemie – are supporting a research and teaching project at Technische Universität Berlin, the purpose of which is to test the combination of innovative and recycled materials for new technical and architectural applications. Through its...

Company name: Bayer
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Chinese joint venture Yanfeng Johnson Controls celebrates its 15th anniversary

Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating Co., Ltd, a leader in the Chinese automotive seating industry, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.YFJC, a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Yanfeng Visteon, was formed in December 1997. By leveraging Johnson Controls’ core product and technology portfolio, YFJC provides automakers with a full...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
TaylorMade Golf Introduce the Lethal PU based Golf Ball

Moving on from the success of their Penta franchise, TaylorMade Golf has announced its next generation of golf ball – Lethal, a premium, five-piece multi-layer golf ball so named for its impressive tee-to-green performance.Our engineers set out to create a golf ball with all-around performance for all conditions, said Dean Snell, Vice President of...

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Friday January 04th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Flexible Foam Products, Inc. issues notification of the Death of Charles D. Moeller

– It is with great sadness that the Moeller family announces that Board Chairman and CEO, Charles D. Moeller, has passed away on January 8, 2013. He was 85 years old. Funeral arrangements are through Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, 728 East 4th Street, Spencerville, OH. Viewing on Thursday and Friday at the funeral home from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM...

Company name: Flexible Foam
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
New President for Henkel Russia

Sergey Bykovskih has been appointed President of Henkel Russia, effective January 1, 2013. He also holds the position of General Manager Beauty Care Russia & CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). Peter Günther, who previously headed the company in Russia, will assume the position of General Manager Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care Henkel...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
Bayer bolsters cosmetics team with new sales specialist

Bayer MaterialScience LLC expands its North America Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) cosmetics team with the addition of Dana Smith as senior technical sales specialist for the Baycusan® product line. Smith will manage Baycusan sales for cosmetics customers in the New York and New Jersey area. Smith has extensive experience in the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday January 11th, 2013

 
D3O expands Technology and Innovation team

Three new team members have joined D3O's Technology department, based at the company's head office in Brighton, UK. Grazyna Nitchener joins D3O as resident PU consultant.With more than 20 years experience in developing PU materials, Nitchener will lead the material development for the sports footwear market. Alkis Karaolis joins the Product Design...

Company name: D3O
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Perstorp: New joint website for the Group

Perstorp’s digital presence is changing – and not just with the introduction of social media. A project is currently underway to develop a completely new public website, with the new www.perstorp.com seeing the light of day in the spring.New technology, new structure and a new design. Perstorp’s public website is being given a major overhaul within...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
27 years Amino Quimica

The Brazilian company Amino Quimica Ltda. with headquarters in Diadema, São Paulo, recently celebrated 27 years of business success. It was founded on 23 September 1985 by Carlos Roberto da Silva and today is specialised in research, development and production of technological solutions related to polyurethanes, e. g. PU systems, additives,...

Company name: Amino Quimica
Published On: Friday January 11th, 2013

 
Dur-A-Flex® Expands Applicator Training Program, Cites Growing Demand

Flooring contractors looking to elevate their quality-focused project assessments and product installations via Dur-A-Flex’s Applicator Training Program (ATP) now have a second location to choose from. The company announced their West Coast facility, located at 3969 East Guasti Road, Ontario, CA, is the latest location holding ATP...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
Bi Composites Jobs Rescued By Linecross Acquisition

A total of 120 workers at a cash-stricken West Midlands firm have received a huge New Year tonic – with their jobs saved after nearly two months under administration. BI Composites Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of moulded components made from composite materials, operating from sites in Halesowen and Cannock, has been bought for...

Company name: Linecross
Published On: Wednesday January 09th, 2013

 
Trelleborg enhances manufacturing capability in the U.K.

Trelleborg is to further enhance its manufacturing capabilities with the expansion of its factory in the U.K. The multi-million pound, 3,750 meter square development of the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will see Trelleborg consolidate its two Skelmersdale-based facilities onto one site. Alongside the expansion, Trelleborg will...

Company name: Trelleborg Offshore
Published On: Friday January 04th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FOAM COMPATIBILIZERS / STABILIZERS
Invention relates to the use of foam stabilizers, produced on the basis of sustainable raw...

Preparation and use of polyurethane foams with the use of foam stabilizers of the general formula (I) ##STR00001##

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Lignin and other products isolated from plant material, methods for isolation and use, and...

Lignin polymers having distinctive properties, including a generally high molecular weight and generally homogeneous size distribution, as well as preservation of native reactive side groups, are isolated by solvent extraction of plant materials. Methods for isolation of lignin polymers, and for use of the isolated lignin polymers are disclosed....

Company name: Vertichem
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method to produce uretonimine-modified isocyanate composition

A method to produce uretonimine-modified isocyanate composition comprises Providing an organic isocyanate composition having two or more isocyanate groups; Reacting, in the presence of a suitable catalyst, said polyisocyanate composition to form uretonimine-modified isocyanate composition comprising carbodiimide groups and uretonimine groups;...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Curable fluorine-containing resin and active-energy-ray-curable composition including the same

Provided is a curable fluorine-containing resin produced by causing a reaction between a polymer (P) and a compound (C); the polymer (P) being prepared by copolymerization in which essential monomer components are a compound (A) having a poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain and styryl groups at both ends of the poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Heat-resistant structural wood adhesive compositions involving pmdi, polyol and aromatic polyols

This invention describes an adhesive composition that forms the basis of a heat-resistant, fire resistant, and water resistant polyurethane adhesive suitable for applications in the manufacture of wood products, and the method of making the adhesive. The wood finger-jointed studs produced using an adhesive derived from this invention can meet or...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
High heat resistant adhesive and sealant compositions

The invention provides adhesive and sealant compositions prepared from urethane prepolymers. The urethane prepolymers are obtained by reacting the novel urethane diols, polyester polyols and polyether polyols with an excess of diisocyanate. The urethane diols are prepared by reacting excess low molecular weight diols and diisocyanates. The...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> SOLVENT FREE
Liquid polyurethane prepolymers useful in solvent-free adhesives

Substrates, particularly low surface energy substrates, can be bonded using certain solvent-free liquid polyurethane adhesives. The adhesive cures through reaction with moisture and/or an active hydrogen-containing curing agent to form a tough, strong, thermoset polymer having excellent chemical and heat resistance. The adhesive is based on a...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Clear-coated stainless steel sheet with excellent pressure mark resistance and scratch resistance

This clear-coated stainless steel sheet includes: a stainless steel sheet; and a clear-coated film coated on either one or both of two main surfaces of the stainless steel sheet, wherein the clear-coated film contains a thermosetting resin composition (A) and resin beads (B) at a content in a range of 0.5 parts by mass to 4.0 parts by mass relative...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
2k waterborne polyurethane coating system and methods thereof

The present system is a waterborne coating system comprising a two-part aqueous polyurethane coating which provides for building solvent based equivalent film thickness without foaming or gassing while retaining properties of little or no volatile organic compound (VOC) or hazardous air pollutant (HAPs) emission. A blend of various acrylic...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
Waterborne polyurethane coating compositions

Aqueous polyurethane coating compositions are disclosed in this specification. The aqueous polyurethane coating compositions contain a polycarbonate-polyurethane resin component, an aminoplast resin component, and a polyurethane polyol component.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS>> GELS
Support structures including low tack viscoelastomeric gel material and methods

A low tack viscoelastomeric gel material formed by combining, by percent weight: about 50% to about 80% of a Polyol; about 3% to about 15% of an isocyanate; about 15% to about 40% of an oil; about 0.1% to about 1% of a catalyst; and about 0% to about 1% of a release agent. Support structures are also provided with a layer of low tack...

Company name: Polymer Concepts
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Adhesive formulations

The disclosure relates to biocompatible components useful for forming compositions for use as medical/surgical synthetic adhesives and sealants. Biocompatible components of the present disclosure may include a polymeric polyol core, which may be treated with a nitroaryl compound to form a nitro ester. The resulting nitro ester groups may be reduced...

Company name: Covidien
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Conditioning agent and a method for making hair having a shape memory effect

A method of imparting a shape memory effect to hair may include administrating an effective amount of a hair-conditioning agent to hair. The hair-conditioning agent may include a shape memory polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyurethane, an acrylic acid copolymer, a pyridine-based copolymer, and a pyrrolidone copolymer.

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Foamed materials comprising a matrix having a high highblock content and process for preparing them

Foamed material having a density of less than 100 kg/m.sup.3 and comprising a matrix material comprising a plurality of urea groups and having a hardblock content of more than 50% (hereinafter called matrix A); and a polymeric material which 1) has no groups which are able to form a urethane, urea or isocyanurate group with an isocyanate group, 2)...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane compositions having improved impact resistance and optical properties

A thermoset polyurethane composition having excellent impact and optical properties is prepared from a formulation comprising at least a prepolymer and a chain extender. The prepolymer includes an isocyanate component, containing 1,3-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane and at least (20) percent by weight of 1,4-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane, and an...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Monolithic three-dimensional composite and method of making same

Described herein is a monolithic three-dimensional composite having a three-dimensional layer impregnated with an outer layer of polyurea, polyurethane, or a blend thereof. In one aspect the three-dimensional layer is woven fabric of a plain 4-layer tubular weave. Optionally, the outer layer has a three-dimensional relief to simulate...

Company name: The Hanson Group
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
Composite dispersion, method of producing the same, and articles made therefrom

The instant invention is a composite dispersion, method of producing the same, and articles made therefrom. The composite dispersion according to the instant invention comprises (1) a first seed dispersion comprising (a) a first internal phase; and (b) an external phase, and (2) a second internal phase; wherein the composite dispersion comprises...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Composite pavement structures

A composite pavement structure comprises a wearing course layer and a base course layer disposed below the wearing course layer. The wearing course layer comprises aggregate, e.g. glass and rock, and an elastomeric composition. The elastomeric camposition comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Method for manufacturing soundproofing material using polyurethane foam from car seat foam and...

Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a soundproofing material by finely crushing a discarded car seat, mixing the crushed car seat with polyester fiber, low-melting polyester fiber such as LM PET, polypropylene fiber and hemp, and carding the resulting mixture, and a soundproofing material composition prepared thereby. The disclosed method...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Compositions for sports equipment

Compositions comprising the reaction product of: (a) a polyalkenamer; and (b) an organic modifier that includes at least one carbon to carbon unsaturated bond and at least one functional group selected from carboxyl, hydroxyl, amino, epoxy, (meth)acrylate, vinyl, ester, isocyanate, carbonyl, urethane, anhydride, or a metal salt thereof. Also...

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball which is excellent in abrasion-resistance and durability. The golf ball of the present invention comprises a cover using a cover composition containing thermoplastic polyurethane (A) and a polyisocyanate mixture (B) in which a urethane prepolymer (b-1a) having at least two isocyanate...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
High barrier multilayer film for functional medical solution product

The present invention relates to a high barrier multilayer film for functional medical solution product comprising in order, an outer layer comprising polyethyleneterephthalate deposited inorganic oxide thereon; a first adhesive layer comprising ester type polyurethane; a first intermediate layer comprising ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer; a...

Company name: Choongwae
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad and production method therefor, and production method for semiconductor device

A polishing pad, having a polishing layer comprising a thermoset polyurethane foam, wherein the polishing layer has an in-plane variation of 12 or less in microrubber A hardness, the variation being obtained by measuring the polishing layer from a polishing surface side of the layer, the thermoset polyurethane foam contains, as raw material...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Hybrid polyaniline/nanomagnetic particles composites: High performance materials for EMI shielding

In this work, two types of hybrid composite materials were elaborated. The first based on polyaniline (PANI) doped Camphor Sulfonic acid (CSA), Carbon-Coated Cobalt (CCo), and FeNi nanoparticles dispersed in polyurethane. A value of 104 S/m of conductivity and a 90 dB of shielding effectiveness in multilayer structure were obtained over the 8–18...

Company name: Lille University
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Waterborne cationomer polyurethane coatings with improved hydrophobic properties

Waterborne coatings are usually challenged with corrosion resistance as the environmental water is highly attracted to this surface. A new PUR-coating shows improved hydrophobic properties.Piotr Król from Rzeszów University of Technology, and other researchers from Poland synthesized a coating with polyurethane cationomers. Therefore they used the...

Company name: Rzesz�w University of Technology
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> NANOCOMPOSITE
A polyurethane-based nanocomposite biocompatible bone adhesive

A novel polyurethane-based foam-like adhesive reinforced with nanosized hydroxyapatite (HA) particles was developed and investigated for bone-to-bone bonding applications in terms of mechanical adhesion and biocompatibility. The adhesive has a hierarchical structure with HA particles at the nanoscale level and pores at the micro-scale level. This...

Company name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Mechanochemical devulcanization of ground tire rubber and its application in acoustic absorbent...

The use of recycled rubber in preparation of acoustic absorbent materials will help to combat the existing environmental problems of both waste disposal and noise pollution. The focus of this work is to investigate the influence of mechanochemical pretreatment of ground tire rubber (GTR) on the acoustic absorption properties of polyurethane...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER
Meter-Mix Dispensing Systems for Polyurethane Elastomers

Two-part polyurethane elastomer materials, such as polyols and isocyanates, continue to grow in formula variations and are expanding their use with product manufacturers due to their improved performance over other materials. One current example of formula growth is the development by many chemical manufacturers of green, eco-friendly, bio-based,...

Company name: Sealant Equipment & Engineering
Published On: Thursday January 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Study on the Behavior of Polyurethane Filled Steel Tube

The main purpose of this paper is to research the mechanical properties of polyurethane filled steel tube (PFST) members with different hoop coefficients and slenderness ratios under axial compression by experimental studies. On the basis of the researches on the experimental results, the influencing laws on stability, ductility and properties of...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis of urethane acrylate based electromagnetic interference shielding materials

In this work, a new method, consists of synthesis of urethane acrylate (UA) followed by in situ polymerization of pyrrole using cerium (IV) as an oxidant and UV-curing of the composites, for preparing polypyrrole–UA (PPy–UA) composite films was described. It appeared that dielectric constants of the composites increased with increasing the PPy...

Company name: Istanbul Technical University
Published On: Monday January 14th, 2013

 
 

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