Issue-345 - January 28, 2013   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Polyurethanes (PU) - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016 now available from Reportlinker

Global Polyurethanes (PU) market is projected to reach US$49.7 billion by 2016 (28 million tons), growing at a CAGR of 7.8% during, 2011-2016.Primarily supported by product types; Rigid & Flexible, Coatings and Adhesives the Polyurethanes (PU) market to witness a value of US$49.7 billion by 2016. Geographical analysis shows the highest Compounded...

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Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Proposition 65 Activity Heats Up On Flame Retardant

Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) is a chemical used as a flame retardant by the furniture industry to meet flammability standards, including California’s TB 117. TDCPP is found in the polyurethane foam used in a number of products in addition to home furnishings, such as children’s products, automotive interiors, novelty items, and...

Company name: Orrick lawyers
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Flying around the world – safely. With flame-retardant products from LANXESS

Floor coverings used in long-range airliners must meet a wide range of strict requirements, including for safety reasons. This naturally applies in particular to products that need to be fitted in aircraft galleys. With their new Duroflex and Durofloor floor coverings, engineers from the highly renowned rubber experts Metzeler Technical Rubber...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Chemtura Amends Terms of Sale of its Antioxidant and UV Stabilizers Business to SK Capital Partners

Chemtura Corporation today announced it has entered into an amended and restated asset purchase and contribution agreement with an affiliate of SK Capital Partners for the sale of its Antioxidant and UV Stabilizers business for $200 million. The terms now provide for approximately $97 million of cash payable at closing, the receipt of $9 million in...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

LANXESS to build new pigment plant in China

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its global production network for inorganic pigments in China. A new high-tech facility for premium iron oxide red pigments is being constructed at the Ningbo Chemical Park on the Chinese East Coast.The plant, with highly modern environmental standards, will initially have an annual capacity...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Perstorp to strengthen distribution of coatings and resins in the Italian market

Following the overall review of Perstorp’s use of sales channels, as well as increasing the focus on key segments, we are pleased to announce that during Q4, 2012, a new and extended distribution agreement was signed between Perstorp and Milano Colori for the sales of Perstorp’s products to the coatings and coating resins market in Italy and San...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

One Good Guide is One Great Idea for Las Vegas Market

We are very excited about the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s One Good World program, which includes its One Good Guide Winter 2013 for the Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1 at the Las Vegas Design Center. This guide will make it easy for buyers to find eco-friendly products at the Market.To participate in the One Good World program,...

Company name: The BiOH Experience
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Domed Labels from Nameplates For Industry, Inc. Provide Depth and Dimensionality

Custom domed labels that provide a durable and colorful alternative to injection molded or stamped 3-dimensional nameplates have been introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts.NFi Domed Labels provide depth and dimensionality to create an aesthetic appearance for branding and identifying high-value products and...

Company name: Nameplates For Industry
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Cooperation for cellpur flexible foam in Russia

Eurofoam, one of the market leader in Europe for the production and processing of polyurethane flexible foam material, has announced to issue licences for the distribution of its innovative cellpur comfort foam materials. Russian foam manufacturer to market Austrian innovationAfter several months of negotiation Eurofoam have issued the first...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

A new lease on life for industrial coatings: High-performance industrial coatings expand into the...

Historically, high-performance industrial coatings were used to protect large-scale infrastructure. The coatings safeguarded elements, such as bridges and industrial concrete floors, from corrosion, abrasion and chemicals. Now the architectural coatings market is demanding more sustainable architectural coatings with the durability and protection...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Fischer Technology Gage Measures Duplex Coatings

The Phascope PMP10 Duplex with the ESG20 probe from Fischer Technology is designed to measure the individual layer thicknesses of duplex coatings, such as paint/zinc galvanize on steel or iron. The thicknesses of the paint and zinc layers are recorded in a single measurement process and displayed separately. The gage also can measure paint over...

Company name: Fischer Technology
Published On: Sunday January 27th, 2013

National Coating’s Earns New ICC-ES Evaluation Report for International Building Code® (IBC)...

National Coatings Corporation(NCC), a leading manufacturer of durable, weatherproofing roofing systems for commercial and industrial buildings, recently received an evaluation report (ESR #2140) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that their ARM, AcryPly and SPF Roofing Systems meet code requirements. Building officials,...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

New Adhesives Blog on Franklin Adhesives & Polymers web site

This company, a division of Franklin International, recently launched a blog called "Sticky Stuff" to share information with customers and to spark conversation with them. The weekly blog includes insights on domestic and global topics, trends and events from members of the division’s management team, and gluing and coating tips. A monthly...

Company name: Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Henkel, DaniMer Scientific to Develop Bio-Based Hot-Melt Adhesives

Henkel recently announced it has formed an alliance with DaniMer Scientific LLC, a leader in bio-based material technology, to develop hot-melt adhesives that use bio-based raw materials. The initial target for these new adhesives will be the consumer packaging market, including applications in end of line and labeling.The alliance reportedly...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Polymar to represent Argotec's Polyurethane Film & Sheet in Europe

Argotec, Inc., of Greenfield, Massachusetts U.S.A. today announced their reaching agreement with polymer marketing specialists Polymar bvba of Antwerp, Belgium to represent the company in Europe, including the former Eastern European countries and the United Kingdom, effective January 1, 2013.Polymar will sell Argotec’s complete line of blown and...

Company name: Argotec
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

General Plastics to Showcase High-Strength, Lightweight Composite Core Foams at COMPOSITES 2013...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will participate in COMPOSITES 2013 January 29-31 in Orlando, Florida – the largest event for composites professionals in North America. Produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the convention and exhibition is expected to attract attendees representing more than 650 companies and...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Composite flooring incorporating Bayer's polyurethane is a light weight alternative to traditional...

Energy and environmental issues continue to be significant concerns for the shipping industry, especially as they relate to efficiency and overall cost savings in transportation containers for ships and trucks. Industry stakeholders have an increasing interest in evaluating and understanding how replacing conventional wood floors with composite...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

PMC Brings Affordable Performance to SPFA '13!

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is planning to unveil an exciting, new addition to their industry leading product line at this year’s SPFA Convention & Expo, Booth #408, being held in Jacksonville, FL February 12-15, 2013.The annual SPFA Convention & Expo is recognized as the top forum for education and training and in-depth discussions on...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Investment In Insulation Installation Equipment Will Improve Efficiency of Projects Done to Make...

Phoenix Home Performance now owns a Graco Reactor E-8p, which they use to install polyurethane and no-heat foam insulation in order to improve the energy efficiency of homes.The Reactor E-8p from Graco weighs 96 pounds and is both easy to transport to and from job sites as well as around the home. It comes equipped with a telescoping handle and...

Company name: Phoenix Home Performance
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Recticel cuts 150 jobs as Mercedes C-Class work ends

Recticel Automobilsysteme is to restructure in Germany with the loss of around 150 jobs following the news it had not been successful in securing interior component production for the Mercedes C-Class model."This restructuring plan aims to reduce at the Rheinbreitbach plant over the period 2014-2015 by about 150 jobs on a total of 178," said a...

Company name: Recticel Automobilsysteme
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Grammer set to expand automotive business in North America

Grammer AG’s Automotive division is set to expand further into its ongoing growth in North America being fuelled by numerous new product launches and successful acquisition of new projects. To secure this momentum, Grammer plans to intensify its local presence in the NAFTA region and invest in a new production facility in North America – further...

Company name: Grammer AG
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Amerisleep Premiers Memory Foam Mattress Buying Guide for Consumer Education

Picking out a new mattress can seem confusing, as shoppers face a wide variety of mattress types, features, claims and brands. Memory foam mattress store recently debuted a comprehensive buying guide to explain memory foam and its key features, with aim of making the online shopping process simpler.Amerisleep’s memory foam mattress...

Company name: Amerisleep
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

ISPA to host session on mattress recycling issue at Las Vegas Market

The International Sleep Products Assn. is sponsoring an educational session on the controversial issue at the Las Vegas Market. Set for Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in World Market Center B-960, the event will examine challenges facing the industry from states seeking to impose what ISPA says would be burdensome mattress recycling programs.Speakers...

Company name: the International Sleep Products Association
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

JBS Fibre Recovery wins contract with mattress firm Silent Night

A one-of-a-kind recycling company based in Shropshire has landed a huge contract with one of the UK’s biggest bed manufacturers.Telford-based JBS Fibre Recovery has already undergone a rapid expansion in the last year, and now has five processing centres across the UK.Now the company has won the right to recycle every old mattress taken from...

Company name: JBS Fibre Recovery
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Titelist unveils new Urethane Elastomer cover formulation Golf Ball

Titleist has officially released its new Pro V1 and Pro V1x for 2013 and, as expected, the latest version has a number of key upgrades that separates it from previous generations -- including a softer compression core and more durable cover.The three-piece Pro V1 is being touted as the company's softest version ever made, thanks in large part to a...

Company name: Titelist
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Ultimate Golf Seating Adds Two Custom Designs to its Luxury Line

Ultimate Golf Seating exhibits a luxurious, innovative, and unique design that accommodates consumer preferences of exceptional comfort and unmatched style. In the last year, the Ultimate Golf Seating team has designed and released two additional seat models to the product line: The Supreme and The Supreme Sport.Ultimate Golf Seating has seven...

Company name: Ultimate Golf Seating
Published On: Thursday January 24th, 2013

TwinTech "Ultimate" Solus Casters with Die-cast Aluminum Body

Revvo Caster introduces its new TwinTech Ultimate Solus casters designed for a wide range of OEM and other applications such as medical products, POP and retail displays, audio-visual equipment carts, theater sets, and other applications where high performance in a sleek, attractive caster is desired.Featuring a die-cast aluminum body that provides...

Company name: The Revvo Caster Co., Inc
Published On: Thursday January 24th, 2013

Master PUR-Food Hoses from Masterflex Pass Stringent New Food-Grade Tests

The Master-PUR range was tested by an independent institute according to the most stringent requirements of the food industry. The result: the entire range has been awarded the sought-after accreditation according to the very latest industry regulation (EU) 10/2011. This confirms the almost unlimited applications of the new Masterflex Master-PUR...

Company name: Masterflex
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Brand-new insole generates heat when walking

A new insole, which generates heat simply through friction when walking, promises wonderfully warm feet. Getzner, a vibration isolation expert, provided its Swiss partner with the relevant expertise and in 2012 developed a dedicated elastic material for this innovation.Wafe Technology GmbH of Zurich was looking for an expert to develop a special...

Company name: Wafe Technology
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Xerium Technologies Announces Another Step In Its Restructuring

Xerium Technologies, Inc. , a leading global manufacturer of clothing and roll covers used primarily in the paper production process, is announcing today the closing of 2 more of its manufacturing plants, the further reduction of headcount in Europe and the movement of polyurethane roll casting equipment to China. Within the last year, the company...

Company name: Xerium Technologies, Inc
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Evonik Degussa Corp. Trims Name

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Degussa Corporation has dropped "Degussa" from its name and is now operating as Evonik Corporation.Additionally, Evonik Stockhausen LLC, the producer of skin care products and superabsorbent polymers, has merged into Evonik Corporation."Simplifying our name to Evonik Corporation formalizes a shift in corporate...

Company name: Evonik Corporation
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Huntsman to expand chemicals biz in India; eyes $1 bn sales

Huntsman Corporation, manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, today said it plans to expand capacities and push sales in India to double revenues to USD 1 billion from the country by 2018-19. "We have ambitious growth plans for India. We are looking at capital expenditure of USD 10 million annually and 13-15 per cent growth per annum...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Emerald Performance Materials Relocates Asia Pacific Sales Office

Emerald Performance Materials announced that it has relocated its regional sales office serving the Asia Pacific region to a new location in Hong Kong. The relocation is expected to help support the company’s growth plans in the region. The company manufactures a wide range of performance resins and additives for food and beverage and industrial...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Thursday January 24th, 2013

Trial begins in US case accusing Dow of isocyanates price-fixing

A trial began on Wednesday in a long-running class-action lawsuit that accuses US-based Dow Chemical of fixing prices for isocyanates. Dow is the last company defending itself against the lawsuit, which was filed in 2004 in US District Court in Kansas. The lawsuit accused Huntsman, Bayer, BASF, Dow Chemical and LyondellBasell of fixing prices for...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Forty Percent of NewAge® Industries is Now Owned By Its Employees

The recent holidays were a time for togetherness and gift giving, and together the team members of NewAge Industries received an unexpected gift. The company's CEO and majority shareholder, Ken Baker, recently announced that in early 2013 he will sell an additional ten percent of NewAge's shares to the company's ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership...

Company name: NewAge Industries
Published On: Thursday January 24th, 2013

UFP Technologies Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification At Three Facilities

UFP Technologies, Inc. has been awarded ISO 13485:2003 certification at its Denver, CO, El Paso, TX, and Grand Rapids, MI manufacturing facilities. This certification is awarded to manufacturers that serve the medical device industry by maintaining a quality management system and complying with regulatory requirements. UFP Technologies serves the...

Company name: UFP Technologies
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Huntsman Announces Global Transformation Program at its Advanced Materials Division

Huntsman Corporation today announced plans to launch a global transformational change program across its Advanced Materials division, as part of an on-going strategic plan designed to improve the company's manufacturing efficiencies, enhance commercial excellence and ensure its long-term global competitiveness.Weak economic conditions in key global...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Bayer MaterialScience purchases land adjacent to its South Deerfield site

Bayer MaterialScience LLC today announced it has completed the purchase of nearly 11 acres of land located directly adjacent to its South Deerfield Site. This investment in additional land demonstrates Bayer’s commitment to the Functional Films NAFTA business and allows for future expansion of the site. This follows other investments over the past...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Songwon appoints Doris Peters as Global Director of Marketing and Business Analysis

Songwon Industrial Group has appointed Doris Peters as Global Director of Marketing and Business Analysis, effective January 1, 2013. As the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world and a leading global supplier of additives and other chemicals to the plastic industry, Songwon is committed to becoming the supplier of choice...

Company name: Songwon
Published On: Friday January 25th, 2013

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas Announces New President

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings announces the appointment of Peter Hahn as President of Marketing Americas, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Peter has held several leadership roles within the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions organization since 2001,...

Company name: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Processing aid for thermoplastic polyurethanes

Processing aid comprising a) 10-50% by weight of hydrophobized, at least partially aggregated, metal oxide particles b) 20-75% by weight of one or more thermoplastic polyurethanes, c) 0.5-50 by weight of one or more prepolymers comprising isocyanate groups the sum of the constituents a) to c) amounting to at least 80% by weight, based on the...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Method for producing metal compounds

The invention relates to processes for preparing metal(IV) compounds which are suitable especially as catalysts for preparation of polyesters, polyurethanes and polysiloxanes, and to the use of the metal compounds for preparation of polyesters, polyurethanes or polysiloxanes.

Company name: Bayer Material Science
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Insulating material comprising an elastomer impregnated with aerogel-base

This invention relates to an lightweight, flexible, elastomeric, clear or opaque, optionally pigmented, pliable insulating material comprising an aerogel base material and a polymer material. The aerogel may be silica aerogel, a carbon aerogel, an alumina aerogel, a chalcogel, or an organic aerogel and may be crosslinked with polyurea or vanadium....

Company name: University of Memphis Research Foundation
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Fast curable epoxy compositions containing imidazole- and 1-(aminoalkyl) imidazole-isocyanate...

Epoxy curing agents comprising imidazole-isocyanate adducts, including 1-(aminoalkyl)imidazole-isocyanate adducts and especially 1-(3-aminopropyl)imidazole-isocyanate adducts, and their use as curing agents in heat curable one-component epoxy resin compositions. Epoxy curing agents comprising imidazole-isocyanate adducts comprising the reaction...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Polycarbonate polyols and polyurethanes made therefrom

Embodiments of the invention provide for a polycarbonate polyol including the reaction product of at least one polyol composition and a carbonate. The polycarbonate is one of an amorphous liquid and an amorphous solid at room temperature. The polyol composition includes at least one of a mixture of 1,3-cyclohexanedimethanol and...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Polyurethane foams made with alkoxylated vegetable oil hydroxylate

The present invention provides polyurethane foams and elastomers made with an alkoxylated vegetable oil hydroxylate replacing at least a portion of the typically used petroleum-based polyol(s). Also provided are processes for making the inventive foams and elastomers and for making alkoxylated vegetable oil hydroxylates. The alkoxylated vegetable...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Method for producing carbamate compound, carbamate compound, and method for producing isocyanate...

The present invention relates to a method of producing a carbamate compound, comprising reacting a fluorine-containing carbonic diester compound represented by formula (1) and a non-aromatic diamine compound represented by formula (2) without using a catalyst, to thereby produce a carbamate compound represented by formula (3), and a method of...

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Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Process for producing isocyanates

The invention relates a process for producing isocyanates comprising the steps of a) providing an azolide and optionally a solvent, and b) adding an acid at a temperature below about 40 C. The invention also relates to the isocyanate obtainable by such a process.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Water-dispersible, air-drying uralkyd resins

A water-dispersible, air-drying uralkyd resin comprising the reaction product of a) of at least one fatty acid modified polyester polyol comprising components i) at least one unsaturated C.sub.6 to C.sub.30 fatty acid; ii) at least one aromatic monocarboxylic acid; iii) at least one (cyclo)aliphatic dicarboxylic acid or (cyclo)aliphatic...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Aqueous inkjet inks with ionically stabilized dispersions and polyurethane ink additives

Inks that contain ionically stabilized dispersions and selected polyurethane ink additives are described. These ionically stabilized dispersions are obtained from polymeric dispersants where the hydrophilic components are minimized. These stabilized dispersions can be utilized to prepare ink jet inks which when printed result in improved optical...

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Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Ink composition containing polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes

Ink compositions and method of making the same are disclosed. A disclosed example ink composition includes a liquid vehicle, a colorant system and polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes. Also disclosed is a method of using such ink composition containing polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes.

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Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Resin composition for adhesive, adhesive containing resin composition for adhesive, adhesive sheet...

Provided is a resin composition for an adhesive comprising a polyurethane resin containing a carboxyl group, having specific range of an acid value having specific range of a number average molecular weight and having specific range of a glass transition temperature a polyester resin having specific range of a number average molecular weight and...

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Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Binder composition for use in cellulosic composites and methods related thereto

A blended material comprising (i) a binder composition comprising an isocyanate compound, a metallic catalyst, and an acid compound wherein the acid compound is present in the binder composition at an amount such that the acidity of the isocyanate compound ranges from 800 ppm to 10000 ppm, calculated as HCl; and (ii) a lignocellulosic material is...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Humidity-reactive hotmelt adhesive with increased open time

The invention relates to moisture-reactive hotmelt adhesive compositions which comprise at least one polyurethane prepolymer P1 being liquid at room temperature containing isocyanate groups and also at least one linear polyurethane P2 being solid at room temperature which comprises polycaprolactone segments, contains hydroxyl groups and has a melt...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Liquid coating composition

A liquid coating composition which contains (i) a resin system crosslinkable under catalysis of a catalyst D and comprising a binder A and, as an optional component, a crosslinker B for the binder A, and (ii) solid particles CD consisting of a physical mixture of 70 to 99 wt.-% of a polyurethane resin C and 1 to 30 wt.-% of a catalyst D immobilized...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

High modulus polyurethane and polyurethane/urea compositions

The present invention provides a polyurethane or polyurethane/urea composition which has a tensile strength greater than 10 MPa, a modulus of elasticity greater than 400 MPa and an elongation at break greater than 30% at a temperature of between C. and C. and at a relative humidity of between 0% and 100%. The invention further...

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Cosmetic composition comprising a supramolecular compound capable of establishing hydrogen bonds,...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, (i) a supramolecular compound that may be obtained by reaction between: at least one oil bearing at least one nucleophilic reactive function chosen from OH and NH.sub.2, and at least one junction group capable of establishing hydrogen bonds with...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Process for producing flexible polyurethane foam

To provide a flexible polyurethane foam which is excellent in low resiliency and durability without using a plasticizer and which shows little change in hardness against a change in temperature and at the same time, has high air flow. A process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam, which comprises reacting a polyol mixture comprising the...

Company name: Asahi Glass Company
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Process for polyurethane-modified polyisocyanurate foam with improved thermal stability

A method for improving the thermal stability of polyurethane-modified polyisocyanurate (PU-PIR) foams is provided. Moreover, a process for producing the PU-PIR foams exhibiting improved thermal stability is provided. The foams have incorporated therein a high molecular weight ammonium polyphosphate (APP). APP is employed as a partial or complete...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Low haze thermoplastic polyurethane using co-chain extenders

The present invention is a low haze thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) comprising structural units of a diisocyanate; a diol and three different chain extenders (butanediol chain extender; a different linear diol co-chain-extender and a cyclic co-chain-ex-tender). The TPU has good combinations of light transmission and clarity, low temperature...

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Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Composite pavement structures

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

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Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Polyurethane composite materials

Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite materials may be formed by reaction and extrusion of one or more polyols, one or more di- or poly-isocyanates, and from about 45 to about 85 weight percent of inorganic filler such as fly ash....

Company name: Century-Board USA
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Systems and methods for hinged bedding assemblies

In many aspects, the systems and methods described herein include a mattress having a top sleeping layer disposed on top of a support layer. The support layer includes a polyurethane foam having channels aligned with the joints of the articulated sections of the foundation or frame of the adjustable bedding assembly. When the sections articulate...

Company name: DreamWell
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Cushioned bed chair

A cushioned bed chair attached to a bed that includes a vertical support with an inside portion to provide vertical support to a user, a horizontal support with a bottom surface, a distal end and an inside portion secured in a perpendicular position to the vertical support when the user is sitting in the bed chair and a pair of support legs...

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Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Conductive toner supply roller, method of manufacturing supply roller, and electrostatic recording...

A conductive toner supply roller and a method of manufacturing the supply roller. The method includes preparing a polyurethane foam, impregnating the polyurethane foam with an impregnation solution including an electroconductive polymer, a binder resin, an electroconductive agent and a solvent, and drying the resulting polyurethane foam, cutting...

Company name: Samsung Electronics
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

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: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Catheter having radiopaque portion and transparent portion

A catheter comprises a tubular body portion (11) including an elongate portion (13) made of a transparent material, and at least one substantially linear contrast-radiography portion (14a, 14b) made of an X-ray opaque material and extending in the longitudinal direction of the elongate portion. The body portion (11) is hollow to allow passage of a...

Company name: Covidien
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane based polymers and their manufacture

This invention is related to the use of polyurethane based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an extended period of time and methods of manufactures thereof. The device is very biocompatible and biostable, and is useful as an implant in patients (humans and animals) for the delivery of...

Company name: Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Apparatus having spaced apart and offset ladder rungs for interlocking and flexibly restraining...

In an oil derrick separate service loops which are power cables and/or hydraulic hoses are affixed at one end to a top drive and affixed at an opposite end to an oil derrick end, adding a series of polyurethane supports or rungs along the length of the separate service loops to provide a little lateral motion but to limit the overall amount of...

Company name: Delafield
Published On: Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

Elastic spreading belt

An elastic spreading belt with an elastic fabric tape, a coating applied thereon, and perforated strips arranged in longitudinal direction on both sides thereof, into each of which a plate link chain engages, characterized in that the coating is made from polyurethane.

Company name: Martens Transportbander
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Catalyst-free synthesis of high elongation degradable polyurethanes containing varying ratios of...

iocompatible and biodegradable polyurethanes were prepared with fixed aliphatic diisocyanate level and varying ratios of isosorbide, and PCL diol via a simple one-shot polymerization without a catalyst. The successful synthesis of the polyurethanes was confirmed by gel permeation chromatography, (1)H-nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier...

Company name: UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Synthesis of poly(lactic acid)‐based polyurethanes

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is a biodegradable aliphatic polyester, but its brittleness makes it unsuitable for many packaging and appliance applications. The goal of the work reported was to create novel poly(ester urethane)s that incorporate biodegradable poly(lactic acid) diols (PLA-OHs) and good mechanical properties of increased molecular weight...

Company name: National Taiwan University
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

The regularities of polyurethane foam chemical degradation with thiodiglycol

A pattern was studied of the process of chemical degradation of elastic polyurethane foam under the action of thiodiglycol and its mixture with oxypropylated oligopolyol. It was established that in the systems simulating the process of polyurethane degradation the introduction of sulfur atoms in the hydrocarbon chain of glycol reduced its activity...

Company name: Kazan State Technological University
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Thermoplastic Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based on Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyurethane...

Thermoplastic interpenetrating polymer networks (TIPNs) based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane ionomers (PUI) in different weight ratios of 15/85, 25/75, 50/50, 75/25, and 85/15 PVC/PUI were prepared by sequential polymerization technique. IPN composition of 85/15 PVC/PUI was selected for filler addition based on thermal and mechanical...

Company name: Central Leather Research Institute
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) airway effects and dose-responses in different animal models

Many inhalation exposure studies have been performed with toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in different animal species. Many were targeted at respiratory irritation and/or sensitisation. As there is still no broadly accepted guideline for the performance of respiratory sensitisation tests, protocols used and endpoints investigated are numerous. In this...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Statistical Comparison of Carcinogenic Effects and Dose-Response Relationships in Rats and Mice for...

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) conducted 2-year bioassays of commercial grade toluene diisocyanate (TDI) (80% 2,4-TDI and 20% 2,6-TDI) and 2,4-toluene diamine (TDA) and concluded that both were carcinogenic in rodents. In the TDI study, there was an unproven but likely formation of TDA either because of flawed test-substance handling...

Company name: Sielken & Associates Consulting
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013

Risk assessment for consumer exposure to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) derived from polyurethane...

Polyurethanes (PU) are polymers made from diisocyanates and polyols for a variety of consumer products. It has been suggested that PU foam may contain trace amounts of residual toluene diisocyanate (TDI) monomers and present a health risk. To address this concern, the exposure scenario and health risks posed by sleeping on a PU foam mattress were...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday January 28th, 2013


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