Issue-344 - January 21, 2013   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Rigid & Flexible, Coatings and Adhesives the Polyurethanes market to witness a value of US$49.7...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Polyurethanes (PU) - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016" report to their offering.Rigid & Flexible, Coatings and Adhesives the Polyurethanes (PS) market to witness a value of US$49.7 billion by 2016Geographical analysis shows the highest Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.6% is foreseen...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Dow Announces MDI, TDI, Polyols Price Increase in US

Due to the continued escalation in raw material costs, notably benzene and toluene, the Dow Chemical Company (Dow) will increase its price for MDI, TDI, and polyols effective February 15, 2013 or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows. Price hike for all PAPI™, ISONATE™ and ISOBIND™ MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate) products is...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Asia BDO may extend gains on restocking ahead of Lunar New Year

Asia's butanediol (BDO) prices may increase further in the coming weeks on the back of limited supply, rising feedstock cost and restocking activities by end-users ahead of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday in the key China market, industry sources said on Friday.On 15 January, bulk BDO prices were assessed at $1,900-1,950/tonne...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

First PTMEG INVISTA licensee has successful startup, qualification

Following the successful start-up of its PTMEG manufacturing plant, Sichuan Tianhua Fubang Chemical’s PTMEG product has successfully completed the first step of commercial qualification for use in INVISTA’s spandex manufacturing plants.Tianhua’s 46,000-metric-ton per annum PTMEG plant in Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, China, is the first PTMEG...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Perstorp increases prices for Capa™ products

Perstorp will increase prices for its range of caprolactone products effective 1 March, 2013, or as existing contracts permit.With effect 1 March or as existing contracts permit, Perstorp will increase prices for it´s caprolactone range as follows: Capa™ Monomer175 EUR/MT in Europe0.11 USD/lb USA, Canada & Mexico240 USD/MT South & Central...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

H.B. Fuller Introduces New Highly Flexible, UL 94-V0 Certified Epoxy Potting Compound for...

H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider, has expanded its family of materials for the encapsulation and protection of electronic assemblies and components with the launch of FH1438AB epoxy potting compound. Leveraging its extensive formulating, applications and market knowledge, H.B. Fuller has completed the comprehensive...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

HumiSeal® strengthens European presence with new UK distribution agreement

HumiSeal®, a leading conformal coating manufacturer and distributor, has , has signed an agreement with UK based distributor Conro Electronics to distribute HumiSeal’s award winning range of conformal coatings throughout the United Kingdom.Based in Hertfordshire, Conro has established a solid reputation within the UK electronics industry supplying...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

PU Adhesives earn NSF certification

Adhesive manufacturer H.B. Fuller Company has received notification from NSF International that its new two part polyurethane adhesives for spiral wound membrane bonding UR3577 and UR3577LV have been certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 - Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects.These adhesives have also been tested and certified by...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

New Urethane Primer Aids Metal Roofs

White-Knight Metal Primer, just introduced by The Garland Co., is a single-component, moisture-curing primer for use on metal systems that require rust inhibitors or chemical corrosion resistance.The all-purpose, aromatic urethane coating is recommended for use with urethane topcoats on stainless steel, galvanized metals, Galvalume-coated metals,...

Company name: Garland Company Inc
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

HP Spartacote Announces New Aqua-Flex WB/FC™ Clear Primer

HP Spartacote a manufacturer of high performance polyaspartic concrete floor coating systems released a new clear version of the popular Aqua-Flex WB/FC™ waterborne primer.HP Spartacote is pleased to announce the launch of a new clear version of its’ popular Aqua-Flex WB/FC™ waterborne primer. This recently developed product compliments the...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Urethane Foam Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been...

The Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry is bouncing back readily from the depths of the recession. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Nima Samadi, “this industry was previously driven by strong performances in its downstream markets, such as the housing and automotive sectors.” From 2007 and 2009, however, nearly all industry market segments...

Company name: IBISWorld
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

New Rules Could Shake Up Industry

Coating manufacturers are starting to see changes in hazard communications that could potentially impact every safety data sheet in the industry.That was just part of the new regulatory landscape that Alison Kaelin painted Thursday (Jan. 17) on the closing day of SSPC 2013 in San Antonio, TX.Some features of that landscape could have a "monstrous...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

SSPC Awards Dudley Primeaux with Coatings Education Award

Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI was presented the “Coatings Education Award” at the 2013 SSPC Conference and Exhibit this week in San Antonio, Texas. This is a very prestigious award presented by the SSPC’s (Society for Protective Coatings) President Bill Shoup.The Coatings Education Award was presented to Mr Primeaux for his outstanding work in...

Company name: Primeaux Associates
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Two-Part Polyurethane accelerates concrete repair

Adhesives Technology Corp is pleased to bring you a specially formulated two-part Polyurethane called Crackbond CSR. This concrete repair material has a very low viscosity which offers deep penetration into concrete cracks providing a professional high-strength structural repair.If you are looking for an ultra fast-setting formula, you’ve found it...

Company name: Adhesives Technology
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Web Industries Acquires CAD Cut

Web Industries, Inc., a leader in custom manufacturing and development services for flexible materials, is pleased to announce the acquisition of CAD Cut, Inc., the leading provider of fabric cutting and kitting services for the aerospace, medical, and industrial fabrics markets. Under the terms of this transaction, Web has purchased essentially...

Company name: CAD Cut
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Wisconsin Oven Delivers an Indexing Conveyor Oven to Cure Urethane Molds

Wisconsin Oven designed and manufactured an electrically heated dual lane indexing conveyor oven for preheating molds and curing urethane that has been injected into the molds. The molds will be loaded single file on each lane. The production rate of the indexing conveyor oven is 60 molds per hour each lane.The belt conveyor oven chamber is 7’5”...

Company name: Wisconsin Oven
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

The Importance of Vacuum Degas in Adhesive Dispensing Equipment

Ashby Cross often incorporates a vacuum degas system in their meter, mix equipment. Vacuum degas can include each side of the adhesive or just a single side. There are several reasons degas is incorporated into the design. They include material sensitivity to moisture or air, wide ratios such as 100:7, viscosity, and application.Many urethane’s...

Company name: Ashby Cross
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Getzner supports apprentices on green building project in Sonnendorf, Carinthia

At the Sonnendorf site in Finkenstein (Carinthia), apprentices are at work on an energy self-sufficient residential building project. The project involves the building of a number of semi-detached dwellings using green construction methods; most of the houses are being built by apprentices under professional supervision. Getzner is supporting the...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Insulation in China Market announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Insulation in China MarketThis study analyzes China's insulation industry by product (e.g., foamed plastic, mineral wool, and fiberglass), by market (e.g., residential construction, nonresidential construction, and industrial and HVAC equipment) and by...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Bayer honored by Johnson Controls as industry leader in sustainability

Due to its longstanding commitment to sustainability, Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently received the Johnson Controls Sustainability Leadership Performance Award. Johnson Controls — a global industrial leader — recognizes its top-performing suppliers annually for achievements in sustainability, innovation and automotive products, among others."It...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Johnson Controls debuts the ultimate in smart seating at the 2013 North American International Auto...

Reducing the weight and complexity, while enhancing comfort and safety, is exactly what Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, has accomplished with its Gen 3 Synergy Seat.This smart seating solution will be showcased at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit's Cobo Center. "Johnson Controls' Gen...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Why polyurethane outperforms for onshore pipelines?

As it does in many categories, BASF enjoys a market-leading position in the oil and gas industries for pipeline support and protection. In the first of a new series of oil-and-gas focused webinars, BASF oil and gas expert Karl Gust explains why specially formulated polyurethanes have gained a reputation for durability and speed of installation, and...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Developing Market Opportunities for UK Plastics Packaging Companies Considerable, says BPF

A recent report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, ‘Waste Not, Want Not’, not only points out the importance of plastics packaging in preventing food waste it also highlights very significant overseas business opportunities for UK plastics packaging manufacturers, according to the British Plastics FederationThe report emphasizes...

Company name: The British Plastics Federation
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

UFP Technologies to Exhibit Medical Device Packaging and Components at MD&M West 2013

UFP Technologies, a producer of custom-engineered components, products, and specialty packaging, will be exhibiting at MD&M West 2013 (Medical Design & Manufacturing West) February 12-14, 2013 in Anaheim, CA. The Company will have two booth locations at this year's event: 2465 and 2579.UFP Technologies services the medical device industry by...

Company name: UFP Technologies, Inc
Published On: Thursday January 17th, 2013

Bailey-Parks Urethane Upgrades Machine Shop with New CNC Equipment

Bailey-Parks Urethane has added a three-axis Haas SL-20 horizontal milling machine to its machine shop. This latest addition to Bailey-Parks’s manufacturing capabilities integrates seamlessly with the company’s CNC systems, which feature AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Mastercam softwares. Digitally automated, the SL-20 enables Bailey-Parks to fashion...

Company name: Bailey-Parks Urethane
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Grants Awarded to Green Polyurethanes Research at Georgia Tech

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $270,000 in research grants for innovative sustainability-related programs at Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, The University of Southern Mississippi and Arizona State University. The Foundation launched in July 2012, as a legacy to the late Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), beloved founder...

Company name: The Georgia Institute of Technology
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

AutoRIM adds OMS (UK) spare part stock

Polyurethane processors across three Continents can sleep easy with the news that Philip Hindson, former Director of OMS (UK) Limited, now Managing Director of AutoRIM Limited has purchased from the Receivers the entire spare parts stock of OMS (UK) Limited following the closure of that Company late 2012. With a book value in excess of £700,000 the...

Company name: AutoRIM
Published On: Thursday January 17th, 2013

Icynene establishes first European office

Icynene, a worldwide provider of spray foam insulation products since 1986, recently set up its first European office. The global spray foam insulation supplier opened the doors of its European headquarters, which is located in the heart of the campus of L'Universite catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, on January 7, 2013."Europe offers...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

A new Solvay organization geared towards sustainable, value-creative growth

Solvay today presented the new structure for its business activities and leadership team. The Group has redesigned its organization, with a far-reaching review of business processes and corporate functions, and a focus on simplifying and decentralizing its management structure. Thanks to these changes, Solvay is more agile and in a better position...

Company name: Solvay
Published On: Thursday January 17th, 2013

Dow prepares to defend itself in billion-dollar antitrust trial

Dow Chemical Co is preparing to defend itself at trial against allegations it took part in a conspiracy to fix prices of chemicals used to make a wide range of foam products found in cars, furniture and packaging.Dow was one of several chemical company defendants named in a class action lawsuit that started nine years ago. But Dow was the only...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

American Capital Receives $60 Million From The Sale Of Lifoam Holdings And Generates An 11% Return...

American Capital announced today that its portfolio company Lifoam Holdings, Inc was sold to Jarden Corporation on December 31, 2012. American Capital received $60 million in debt and equity proceeds and realized a gain of $14 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. American Capital's compounded annual rate of return earned on its debt and...

Company name: Lifoam Industries
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Polyurethane maker Acma blazing a path into US

Polyurethane foam products maker Acma, based in Upper Hutt, is close to licensing the technology for its fire-resistant train seat fillers to an American public transport company.The specialist products manufacturer and designer has been exporting about 10,000 of its flame-retardant seats to China every month for use in trains being made for...

Company name: Acma Industries
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

MOCA in ECHAs latest list of SVHCs needing authorisation

This is the fourth ECHA recommendation of substances for authorisation from the Candidate List. The 10 new substances have been prioritised based on their hazard properties, volumes used, and use related potential for exposure to humans. In its recommendation, the Agency took into account the comments received during public consultation last summer...

Company name: the European Chemicals Agency
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Fentons Settles Fourth 'isocyanate' Asthma Case Against Same Employer

A fourth occupational asthma claim in three years against the same plastics manufacturing firm has been settled by Fentons Solicitors LLP, after employees developed occupational asthma because they were exposed to the chemical, 'isocyanate'.John Gibney, a member of the specialist Industrial Disease Claims team at Fentons, said that his client's...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

General Plastics Welcomes Veteran Mechanical Engineer Jess Valler

General Plastics Manufacturing Company today announced that it has hired Jess Valler as its new manufacturing engineer. He brings 18 years of engineering experience in multiple roles and industries to the polyurethane foam products innovator. In this role, he will be responsible for optimizing the quality of General Plastics’ products and the...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Dr. Rikki Lamba to serve as Vice President and General Manager of Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rikki Lamba as its new Vice President and General Manager. Dr. Lamba’s previous positions include Vice President of North American Operations for Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira, Vice President of Global Development and Technology for Excel Polymers, Vice President of Carbon Black...

Company name: Alpha Technologies
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Songwon appoints Elena Scaltritti as new Sales Director Europe

Songwon Industrial Group has announced that as of January 1, Elena Scaltritti has taken over the role of Director of Sales for Greater Europe from Dieter Morath, Executive Vice President Sales and Member of the Songwon Industrial Group Executive Committee.Dieter Morath stated: “This important position is in professional hands with Elena. She has...

Company name: Songwon
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Tempur-Pedic global EVP Matthew Clift to retire

Tempur-Pedic International today announced the retirement of Matthew Clift, Executive Vice President of Global Operations. A succession plan and search is already underway and Mr. Clift will continue to lead the global operations team until the transition to a successor is completed.Under Mr. Clift's leadership, the global operations team achieved...

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Tuesday January 15th, 2013

Polyether-modified epoxy amine adducts as wetting and dispersing agents

Addition compound suitable as wetting and dispersing agent, obtainable from the reaction of A) polyepoxides with B) at least one primary polyoxyalkyleneamine C) at least one other aliphatic and/or araliphatic primary amine and D) at least one modified isocyanate.

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Composition comprising stable polyol mixtures

Single-phase, liquid compositions, comprising at least two isocyanate-reactive polyol components that are incompatible with each other and, as a mediator additive, at least one copolymer that prevents or delays the separation of the polyol components and that is composed of certain structural units, of which certain structural units have no acidic...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Polyester resins

The invention relates to a polyester AB comprising moieties derived from di- or polyfunctional organic acid compounds A and moieties derived from di- or polyfunctional organic hydroxy compounds B, wherein the compounds A comprise "hard" acid compounds A1 having two or more acid groups per molecule, and soft acid compounds A2, and the compounds B...

Company name: Cytec Surface Specialties Austria
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Poly-urethane resin and poly-urethane absorbing pad using the same

The present invention relates to a polyurethane resin composition including a first polyurethane resin and a second polyurethane resin that are different from each other in their compositions, an organic solvent, and a surfactant, and a polyurethane mounting pad manufactured from the resin composition.

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Low-viscosity urethane system

A two-component urethane system. The first component is a hydroxy-terminated polyester polyol containing polymerized residues of phthalic acid and an aliphatic diol having M.sub.n from 60 to 150, and having no more than 15 wt % polymerized residues of aliphatic acids. The second component is an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer containing...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Adhesive sheet

According to the present invention, there can be obtained a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet having an adhesive layer which even when the thickness is reduced to 5 .mu.m or less, exhibits a desired adhesive strength. The pressure sensitive adhesive sheet includes a base material having an adhesive layer provided on at least one surface thereof,...

Company name: Lintec
Published On: Friday January 18th, 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 polyester polyol component.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Fire resistant foam insulation compositions

This invention relates to polyurethane foam insulation materials comprising cenospheres, a coal combustion waste by-product, a poly-isocyanate and petroleum and/or vegetable based polyols and/or post-industrial or post-consumer recycled polyester to produce polymeric foam insulation products useful in building materials and component products. The...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Dry-to-the-touch-moisture-curable compositions and products made therefrom

A dry-to-the-touch moisture curing composition useful as a sealant and adhesive which includes a reactive modified methylene diisocyanate polymer component having isocyanate functionality of about 8% to about 18% by weight of the polymer.

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Silicone polyurethane blends

The invention describes the unexpected characteristics of blends, including crosslinked reaction products of elastomeric silicone polymers with various polyurethanes and their applications in personal care products.

Company name: Alzo International
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Polyurethane/polyurea spray elastomers

Embodiments of the invention provide for spray elastomers which may be the reaction product of at least a first polyol composition, which includes at least one of a natural oil based polyol and a polybutadiene based polyol and at least one aliphatic or aromatic chain extender having at least two secondary amine groups, with at least a first...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Polyurethane composite material and method for forming the same

A polyurethane composite material and a method for forming the same are disclosed. The method for forming the polyurethane composite material includes forming a leather layer having a polyester resin; and forming a foam encapsulating at least an implant in the mold. The polyurethane composite material has the leather layer, which is formed on a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Counter-die for the cylinders of rotary die cutting machines

A counter-die includes a tubular body, divided into several parts (1-1'-1'') and joined to each other by tongue and groove joints using twisted edges (2) at the ends, preferentially three parts, these having an inner sector (3) which is the largest, of injected plastic, very resistant and light, over the exterior surface of which there is a coating...

Company name: Rotary Diecutting Montenegro
Published On: Friday January 18th, 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: SRI Sports
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

High precision manufacture of polyurethane products such as spinal disc implants having a gradual...

A process for making a polymeric product having a gradual variation in modulus through at least a portion of the product is disclosed together with an artificial spinal disc formed using the process.

Company name: Ranier Technology
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Surface segregating additives for enhanced chemical agent resistant topcoats

A topcoat having a polyfunctional scaffold in the form of a hyperbranched polymer (HBP) with a buoy group coupled to the HBP. The HBP can also have a "delivered" group and/or an anchor group coupled thereto. The buoy group can be a fluorinated chain end, one or more fluorinated and aliphatic chain ends and/or one or more wholly aliphatic chain...

Company name: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

N-bridged polynitrons and the use thereof as cross-linking agents, in particular in coating...

The invention relates to N-bridged polynitrons and their use for cross-linking of unsaturated polymers, as well as a curable composition comprising (a) a N-bridged polynitron, (b) an unsaturated polymer or a mixture of polymers, wherein at least one unsaturated polymer contains unsaturated functions or functional groups which can react with the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 18th, 2013

Effects of Wood Fiber and Microclay on the Performance of Soy Based Polyurethane Foams

Various polyurethane (PU) foams were prepared by in situ reaction of isocyanate and soy-based polyol. The effects of wood fiber and microclay on the foam morphologies, mechanical properties and thermal behaviors of PU foams were investigated. NCO index had fundamental impacts on the influences of wood fiber and microclay on the performance of PU...

Company name: University of Toronto
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Synthesis and characterization of a novel hydroxy terminated polydimethylsiloxane and its...

α-Butyl ω-N, N-dihydroxyethyl aminopropylpolymethylhydrosiloxane (PDMS), a monotelechelic polydimethylsiloxane with a diol-end group, which is used to prepare siloxane–urethane dispersion, was successfully synthesized. Then, novel silicone-based polyurethane (PU)-dispersion was prepared by the addition polymerization of hexamethylene...

Company name: Islamic Azad University
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Biodegradable thermogelling poly(ester urethane)s consisting of poly(1,4-butylene adipate),...

New biodegradable and thermoresponsive amphiphilic multiblock poly(ester urethane) copolymers consisting of poly(1,4-butylene adipate) (PBA), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), and poly(propylene glycol) (PPG) were synthesized. The chemical structures and molecular characteristics of the copolymers were confirmed by gel permeation chromatography and...

Company name: National University of Singapore
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Influence of silica nanofiller on the isothermal crystallization and melting of polyurethane...

In this article, isothermal crystallization kinetic of the linear hydroxyl polyester urethane (PUR), as well as influence of amorphous silica nanofiller, was investigated. With the aim to investigate the influence of filler surface modification on the crystallization process of polyurethane matrix, nonmodified silica, as well as silica modified...

Company name: University of Zagreb
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Flame retardant polyurethane nanocomposite: Study of clay dispersion and its synergistic effect with...

Polyurethane–clay nanocomposite adhesives were prepared by different synthetic routes and their microstructures were determined by X-ray diffraction measurements and from transmission electron microscopy images. The preparation method of the polyurethane nanocomposite adhesives was systematically changed, that is, condensation either in the...

Company name: Abo Akademi University
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Urethane/Siloxane Copolymers with Hydrophobic Properties

Different composition polyurethane-siloxane thermoset copolymers obtained from isophorone diisocyanate trimer, poly (caprolactone) triol and hydroxy terminated poly(dimethyl siloxane) were casted over aluminium surfaces. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) measurements showed that the copolymers presented a phase separated morphology. The...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Monday January 21st, 2013

Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs) – Current Research and Future Applications

After being severely and quasi-plastically distorted, shape memory materials (SMMs) are able to recover their original shape when a right stimulus is applied1. This phenomenon is known as the shape memory effect (SME), and it has been found in a number of material systems, including some alloys, polymers and ceramics etc2-6. Technically speaking,...

Company name: Nanyang Technological University
Published On: Wednesday January 16th, 2013


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