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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
California Decides to Stop Poisoning Our Sofas

Two years ago, Sarah Janssen biopsied her couch. After removing the cushion covers she cut out a square-inch chunk of polyurethane foam, wrapped it in tinfoil, and sent it off to a laboratory at Duke University. Janssen, who is a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (which publishes OnEarth), had been participating in a study...

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Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
Green Urethanes develops technology allowing safe use of FRs to meet TB117

The UK-based company Green Urethanes Ltd. says it is currently working with natural oil polyols and a range of “off the shelf” flame retardants to create a win-win situation for the flexible polyurethane foam industry. Using up to 400 % less flame retardant than is necessary for a conventional urethane foam to meet TB 117 requirements, Green...

Company name: Green Urethanes Limited
Published On: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

 
Draft of new US furniture flammability standards released

The California Government, Dept. of Consumer Affairs, has released a new draft of its nearly 40 year old furniture flammability standard. TB 117-2013 will have a significant impact on consumers and manufacturers across the whole of the USA as well as further afield. A large percentage of upholstered furniture sold in the USA is imported and will...

Company name: BEARHFTI - State of California
Published On: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Gulbrandsen Hikes Tin Catalyst Prices

Gulbrandsen‘s Polyurethane Additives Business announced today that it will increase the price of stannous octoate polyurethane catalysts effective April 1st, 2013 or as contracts permit. The price for T-Cat 110 stannous octoate will increase by 10% at that time. Stannous octoate dilutions along with T-Cat 120 di-butyl tin di-laurate will increase...

Company name: Gulbrandsen
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyols Market Growing at CAGR Of 7.5% to Reach $22,402.1 Million By 2017

The report “Global Polyols Market by Product Type, Applications & Geography – Forecasts up to 2017” published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global polyols market with analysis and forecasting of the global volumes and revenues for polyols. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global polyols market with...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
Dow Chemical Announces Another Polyol Increase

Due to the continued increase in propylene cost, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) will increase its price for all grades of VORANOL™, VORALX™, and SPECFLEX™ polyols US$0.05/pound in the United States.This increase is in addition to the $0.10/pound increase announced January 16, 2013. This action is effective March 1, 2013, or as soon thereafter as...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
Monument Announces Polyol Hike

Effective with shipments on March 1, 2013, Monument Chemical will increase its off-list prices of all Poly-G, Poly-Q, Poly-A®, and Poly-L polyols by $0.05 per pound and off-list prices of all Poly-T polycaprolactone and Poly-CD carbonate polyols by $0.11 per pound.These price increases are in addition to earlier announced price increases and are...

Company name: Monument Chemical
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
MDI demand to outpace capacity growth

Demand for methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) will likely outpace growth in capacity during the next few years, the CEO of US-based Huntsman said on Tuesday. World MDI capacity will likely growth by about 300,000 tonnes/year in the next 24 months, said CEO Peter Huntsman, who made his comments during an earnings conference call. If the industry...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Spray Foam Polymers Announces ThermoSeal FlameGuard FG700

Spray Foam Polymers, a leader in the spray foam industry and the manufacturer of ThermoSeal brand spray foam insulation and coatings announced today a launch of its long awaited FlameGuard FG700. ThermoSeal FlameGuard FG700 is an extremely high quality, low density spray foam with top rated physical properties, ease of installation, and the safest...

Company name: Spray foam Polymers
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
Demilec APX Technical Documents Now Available!

The technical documents for Demilec APX, including the Technical Data Sheet, MSDS, Warranty and Installed Insulation Statement, are now available for download at www.DemilecUSA.com.Demilec APX is the product of over two years of research and development from the company that brought you SEALECTION 500, HEATLOK Soy 200 and SEALECTION Agribalance. ...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Brenntag opens Coating & Construction applications lab in Budapest

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has expanded their service portfolio for the Coating and Construction Industry at its technical centre in Budapest, Hungary. The new application lab offers applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersions needed as binders for interior architectural paints. The expansion...

Company name: Brenntag
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
Well-prepared for the European Coatings Congress

Pre-congress tutorials will cover the basics of major coatings technologies.On the day before the European Coatings Congress, ten pre-congress tutorials will be held to familiarise attendees with the basics of major coatings technologies. These three-hour lectures will take place on Sunday, 17 March 2013. Armed with the relevant knowledge,...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
The Right Adhesive for the Job: Plastisol, Epoxy or Polyurethane?

Given the range of adhesive technologies used in filter assembly, it’s no surprise that filter manufacturers aren’t always sure which ones work best for what applications. This blog post focuses on clarifying the differences between three of those adhesives: polyurethanes, epoxy resins and plastisols.Two-part polyurethanes offer great versatility...

Company name: Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Two Families of High-Performance Polyurethanes Available

High Performance Polyurethanes systems formulated using polyester and polyether/polyurea-hybrid polyols have been introduced by Innovative Polymers. Each base resin produces a series of materials with a distinct set of handling and performance characteristics.Both product families are easy to process, cure at temperatures below 150ºF and exhibit...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Visionary light weight construction with RAMPF tooling

RAMPF Tooling will present its comprehensive RAKU-TOOL® product range which comprises epoxy and polyurethane systems that are used in the various composites production processes, like hand/wet lay-up, vacuum bagging, resin infusion, prepreg, autoclave, wet compression molding or RTM and cover a wide application temperature range. Visitors to the...

Company name: RAMPF Tooling
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
ACME Machinery Unveils Quickflow Z50 Proportioner – “The Raptor”

ACME Machinery, a leader in spray foam and polyurea equipment and machinery, unveils its newly created Quickflow Z50 “Raptor” high performance spray foam & polyurea proportioner.With the launch of the new Quickflow Z50 Raptor, ACME Machinery has revolutionized a difficult industry by offering a simple, high performance, bullet proof machine with...

Company name: Acme Machinery
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Looking for “green” at next month’s ISPA in Orlando

Mattress industry executives and management will get to see and learn about the environmental, manufacturing and sleep comfort benefits of mattresses made with BiOH polyols when they visit the Latexco booth at the upcoming ISPA Industry Conference, to be held March 6-7 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida.Latexco will...

Company name: The BiOH Experience
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
ContiTech at the Hannover Messe: Success with Sustainable Products

ContiTech presents sustainable products for machinery and plant engineering • Energy supply and agricultural machinery, two key issues for Russia, the trade show's partner country • Electrically powered two-wheelers a promising future market • WeP Partner Concept celebrates 10th anniversaryUnder the ‘We care!’ slogan, ContiTech AG is showcasing its...

Company name: ContiTech
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
SWD Urethane Hires Gary Grunauer as Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest

SWD Urethane recently announced the recent hiring of Gary Grunauer to the position of Regional Sales Manager covering the US Midwest region. Gary Grunauer joins the SWD Urethane team after most recently serving as a Sales Development Leader for Dow Chemical. “It’s exciting to be with SWD,” shared Grunauer, “They have great quality polyurethane and...

Company name: SWD Urethane
Published On: Monday February 18th, 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 February 12th, 2013

 
BASF Appoints Carles Navarro President Of BASF Canada

Carles Navarro has been appointed as president of BASF Canada, effective Feb. 1, 2013. He succeeds Laurent Tainturier, who is preparing for a new assignment within BASF Group.In this role, Navarro assumes responsibility for all of BASF’s businesses in Canada. He will oversee the implementation of the company’s global and regional strategies in...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Wanhua-BorsodChem to strengthen footsteps in Russia

Wanhua Industrial Group, with the corporate culture of striving for innovation and operational excellence, has become the third largest polyurethane raw material producer after the acquisition of the Hungarian BorsodChem in 2011. The acquisition enabled Wanhua and BorsodChem to focus on the common strengths and provide excellence in terms of...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
Call to ban ozone-depleting gases entering Europe by sea

A call to close European ports to containers made from the world’s most harmful ozone-eating HCFC gas has been issued by the world’s largest container shipping company – and by Europe's largest conservation group.HCFC-141b is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon slated for phase out under the Montreal Protocol and listed as a controlled substance under the...

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Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
RadTech 2013: Call for papers – extended deadline

RadTech Europe Association and Vincentz Network invite papers for the 2013 RadTech conference and exhibition, to be held in Basel, Switzerland from 15-17 October 2013. The three day conference and exhibition themed "UV/EB - Growing through Innovation" will address the future of radiation curing, examine new and emerging trends and innovations, and...

Company name: RadTech Europe
Published On: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

 
Spencer Coatings Flexes New Dominance

Spencer Coatings Ltd. has become the largest independent and British-owned industrial coatings manufacturer in the UK with its recent acquisition of Stokes Paints, the company says.The fourth-generation Aberdeen, Scotland-based coatings maker called the recent transaction "by far the largest" on its list of acquisitions over the last 12 years in a...

Company name: Spencer Coatings
Published On: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

 
Huntsman beats estimates on higher demand for foam insulation

Chemical maker Huntsman Corp's quarterly profit scraped past Wall Street estimates as higher sales of polyurethane, used in foam insulation, offset weak demand for paint pigment.Revenue in Huntsman's polyurethane business, its biggest, rose 13 percent in the fourth quarter on strong global demand that allowed the company to raise prices. The...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
Scott Bader acquires ATC Formulated Polymers

Scott Bader Co. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, U.K.) has reached an agreement to acquire ATC Formulated Polymers Inc. (Burlington, Ontario), with effect from February 4, 2013. ATC has a strong reputation for manufacturing a wide range of bonding, tooling, fairing, compression molding and other polyester and vinyl ester based pastes, supplied largely into...

Company name: Scott Bader
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Genomatica and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Successfully Produce 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) on...

Genomatica and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC (DT&L) announced the first successful commercial- scale production of 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) using a bio-based manufacturing process. BDO is an intermediate chemical used in a wide variety of applications including athletic apparel, electronics and automotive applications. This campaign,...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Occupational airborne exposure, specific sensitization and the atopic status: evidence of a complex...

We have investigated the relationship between atopic status and long-term occupational exposure to latex proteins or methyl diethyl diisocyanate (MDI) as high and low molecular weight asthma-inducing agents, respectively. Methods: This study is based on retrospective analyses of two groups of symptomatic outpatients: 184 healthcare workers with...

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Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
Free Spray Polyurethane Foam Health and Safety Training Programs Available in Spanish

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) now offers two spray polyurethane foam (“spray foam”) health and safety training programs in Spanish. The training programs, one for high-pressure and one for low-pressure spray foam, provide information for contractors, applicators or helpers who work with...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
ENVIRONMENT
Some plastics should be classified as hazardous, scientists say: PUs on the short list

Less than half of the 280 million metric tons of plastic produced each year ends up in the landfill. A fair bit of the rest ends up littering the landscape, blown by the wind or washed down streams and rivers into the sea.So far Americans spend $520 million a year to clean up plastic litter washing up on West Coast beaches and shorelines. Efforts...

Company name: Los Angeles Times
Published On: Thursday February 14th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Method of improving stability of polyurethane polyol blends containing halogenated olefin blowing...

The present invention is directed towards a method of stabilizing thermosetting foam blends such as polyurethane poly blends containing a blowing agent with negligible (low or zero) ozone-depletion and low GWP based upon unsaturated halogenated hydroolefins in which one or more ester is added to the thermosetting foam blends. The thermosetting foam...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Formulation containing tin and/or zinc salts of ricinoleic acid, urea, polyethylene glycol and sugar...

A formulation for the production of a polyurethane system, in particular a polyurethane foam, containing or consisting of tin and/or zinc ricinoleate(s), optionally tin carboxylate(s), a mixture containing or consisting of urea, sugar alcohol and polyethylene glycol, optionally organic solvent, one or more organic isocyanates having two or more...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Composition containing tin and/or zinc salts of ricinoleic acid and at least one further tin...

The invention relates to a composition, in particular a composition suitable for catalysis of the production of polyurethane systems, which is characterized in that the composition comprises at least one tin ricinoleate and/or zinc ricinoleate and at least one further tin carboxylate which is not a tin ricinoleate.

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polymers having both hard and soft segments, and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to alcohol- and amine-terminated polyisobutylene (PIB) compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to primary alcohol- and amine-terminated polyisobutylene compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In still another embodiment, the...

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Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Transparent copolyester, preparing method thereof and articles made from the same

The present invention relates to a transparent copolyester, wherein the transparent copolyester comprises an aliphatic-aromatic copolyester segment A, a segment B having repeating units --O--CH(CH.sub.3)--C(O)--, and structural units C derived from polyisocyanate(s), wherein the weight ratio for the segment A, segment B and structural unit C is...

Company name: Beijing Research Institute
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing colorless isocyanurates of diisocyanates

The present invention relates to a novel process for preparing colorless, isocyanurate group-comprising polyisocyanates of (cyclo)aliphatic diisocyanates.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
Hydrophilic polyisocyanates

The invention relates to water-soluble or water-dispersible, hydrophilic polyisocyanates and polyisocyanate mixtures, to a process for preparing them, and to their use as a starting component in the production of polyurethane polymers, more particularly as crosslinkers for water-soluble or water-dispersible film-forming binders, adhesives binders,...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Urethane modified water-reducible alkyd resins

Urethane modified water-reducible alkyd resins ABCD, comprising moieties derived from polyhydric alcohols A, modified fatty acids B made h.gamma. grafting olefinically unsaturated carboxylic acids B2 onto fatty acids B1, ungrafted fatty acids C and polyfunctional isocyanates D, a process for their production, and a method of use thereof in coating...

Company name: Cytec Surface Specialties Austria
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
Amino group terminated impact strength modifier and use thereof in epoxy resin compositions

The present disclosure relates to impact strength modifiers, the derivative products thereof, and the use thereof in producing two-component epoxy resin compositions. The disclosure in particular relates to amino group terminated impact strength modifiers prepared by reacting a polyurethane prepolymer having isocyanate groups, a primary diamine,...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Letterpress printing original plate for laser engraving and a letterpress printing plate obtained...

To provide a photosensitive resin composition which is a material for a printing original plate for laser engraving which generates no printing deficiencies and from which a printing plate with a satisfactory resolution can be produced. A printing original plate for laser engraving where image is formed by irradiation of laser beam to form a...

Company name: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Anchored polysiloxane-modified polyurethane coatings and uses thereof

A polymeric material, prepared by reacting a mixture comprising a polyorganosiloxane having one or more isocyanate-reactive functional groups, polyisocyanate, and polyol, is provided. The isocyanate-reactive functional groups, typically one or two, are attached to only a single end of the polyorganosiloxane chains. The polymeric material may be...

Company name: NDSU Research Foundation
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Aqueous polyurethane dispersions

The present invention relates to radiation-curable, aqueous dispersions based on polyurethane acrylates (i), which are characterized in that the polyurethane acrylate (i) comprises as builder components A) one or more aromatic polyepoxy(meth)acrylates with an OH number of from 20 to 300 mg of KOH/g of substance, C) one or more oligo- or polyesters...

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Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
Polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers and medical leads containing the same

The present invention provides medical devices that contain polyisobutylene urethane copolymers, polyisobutylene urea copolymers and polyisobutylene urethane/urea copolymers. More particularly, the present invention provides medical leads that contain such copolymers.

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> DISPERSIONS
Mascara containing an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane and an acrylic film former

The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one aqueous polyurethane dispersion and at least one acrylic film forming agent.

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam

This disclosure describes a method of making a polyurethane foam and a method of reducing NVH expected to be experienced by a substrate using the foam. When the foam is subjected to 95% relative humidity for a period of 7 days at a temperature of about 50.degree. C., the foam absorbs an amount of water that is less than about 30% of the weight of...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Attached, high reactivity rigid polyurethane foams

Polyurethane foams are made and attached to a substrate having an open cavity, but reacting prepolymer and polyol components in the presence of certain carbamate blowing agents. This process allows for very fast curing, good quality, adherent foamy to be produced on, for example, vehicle parts and assemblies, for acoustical or vibration dampening...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Articles comprising reinforced polyurethane coating agent

Articles, such as absorbent articles, are described, comprising a coating or film, for example applied to superabsorbent polymer particles, the coating or film containing a polyurethane polymer material, containing polyurethane polymers with covalently bonded modified silica-containing material.

Company name: The Procter & Gamble Company
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
Coated granular material and method for producing coated granular material

A coated granular material of the present invention includes: a water-soluble granular substance; a coating layer applied to at least a surface of the water-soluble granular substance and containing a thermosetting resin A formed from a resin liquid having a molar ratio A of isocyanate groups to hydroxyl groups of 0.5 to 0.99; and a protection...

Company name: Central Glass Company
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Highly corrosion resistant polyurea composition

Disclosed herein is a chemical resistant polyurea composition that may retain physical integrity even when continuously or semi-continuously exposed to a corrosive environment comprising alkalis or acids. The chemical resistant polyurea composition may be formed, in some embodiments, by a process including: reacting a polyalkadiene polyol with a...

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Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition for polarizing plates, polarizing plate with adhesive using same, and liquid...

Provided is an adhesive composition for polarizing plates, which is used for adhering polarizing plates, and which exhibits excellent durability even under high-temperature and high-moisture conditions, and which minimizes the occurrence of white streaks. Also provided are a polarizing plate with adhesive and liquid crystal display device using...

Company name: Nippon Carbide Industries
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
High density polyurethane and polyisocyanurate construction boards and composite boards

A covered roof includes a roof deck, an insulation board, and a coverboard. The insulation board includes a polyurethane, a polyisocyanurate, or a mix of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate cellular structure, has a density that is less than 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, and has a first planar surface and a second planar surface, each having a facer...

Company name: Firestone Building Products
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to improve the abrasion resistance of a golf ball that uses a polyurethane as a resin component for a cover. Another object of the present invention is to improve the shot feeling of a golf ball that uses a polyurethane as a resin component for a cover. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a...

Company name: Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Polymeric compositions and articles of manufacture for wound and burn treatment and other uses

Polymeric compositions for enhanced wound or burn treatment characteristics and other medical, industrial, recreational and domestic applications can be formulated as biocompatible, elastomeric, polymers. Such compositions can be used as advanced wound or burn care dressings or for other medical and non-medical purposes. The compositions generally...

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Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DENTAL MEDICINE
Radically curable urethane dimethacrylates and compositions thereof for tougher dental prosthetics

A radically curable polyurethane composite for dental restorations, including provisional restorations, includes polyurethane dimethacrylate prepolymers that have at least one flexible unit within a polyurethane dimethacrylate backbone, and one or more dimethacrylate monomers. Composite materials made with polyurethane dimethacrylate prepolymers of...

Company name: Pulpdent
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Transparent polyurethanes

The present invention teaches a new process to produce novel, hard, optically clear, impact-resistant polyurethane polymers that are characterized by excellent thermo mechanical properties and chemical resistance, and the polymers made as a result of such a process. The polyurethanes are made by reacting in a one step process 1) a stoichiometric...

Company name: PolyPlexx
Published On: Tuesday February 12th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for forming a (poly)urethane- amide compound

The present invention is directed to a process of forming a (poly) urethane-amide compound comprising reacting an amine compound with a urethane-ester compound under condensation reaction conditions. The urethane-ester compound is formed by reacting an isocyanate containing compound with a hydroxyl-ester compound. The present invention is also...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
Fluorinated polyurethane composition

An aqueous composition comprising: (A) at least one functional fluorinated polymer [polymer (F)] selected from: a fluorinated ionisable polyurethane polymer [polymer (PUR)] comprising at least one fluorinated block comprising a (per)fluoropolyoxyalkylene chain [chain (R.sub.OF)] and at least one functional block comprising a hydrocarbon chain...

Company name: Solvay Specialty Polymers
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
Cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, cardanol-modified filler, and cellulose resin composition

An exemplary embodiment provides a cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, which can improve strength and toughness by improving adhesion at an interface between a filler and a cellulose resin when being used as a surface-treatment agent, a resin additive, or the like; a cardanol-modified filler subjected to a surface treatment with the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 15th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Synthesis and properties of highly hydrophilic waterborne polyurethane‐ureas containing...

As part of an ongoing search for highly hydrophilic waterborne polyurethanes for waterproof breathable fabrics, a waterborne polyurethane [waterborne polyurethane-ureas (WBPU): P70, the number indicates the poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) content] dispersion was synthesized from PEG (70 wt %) and dimethylol propionic acid (14 mol %) as the...

Company name: Pukyong National University
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Preparation and characterization of crosslinked...

A series of crosslinked polyurethane-block-poly(trifluoropropylmethyl)siloxane elastomers were prepared via two steps. First, poly(trifluoropropylmethyl)siloxane polyurethane (FSPU) prepolymers were synthesized with α,ω-bis(3-aminopropyldiethoxylsilane) poly(trifluoropropylmethyl)siloxane (APFS) and toluenediisocyanate (TDI) and then...

Company name: Wuyi University
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Fluorinated Polyurethanes: XPS and AFM Characterization

Fluorinated polyurethane films were obtained from 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethyl-cyclohexane (IPDI) and polyethylene oxide (PEO), employing two monoalcohols with different chain lenghts as fluorinated modifiers, 1H,1H,2H,2H-tridecafluoro-1-n-octanol (EA600) and 1H,1H,2H,2H-heptadecafluoro-1-n-decanol (EA800). X-ray photoelectron...

Company name: National University of Mar del Plata
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Electrospinning of biostable polyisobutylene‐based thermoplastic polyurethanes

Electrospinning of a previously synthesized biostable polyisobutylene (PIB)-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) have been performed as materials with potential applications as vascular grafts. Electrospun mats were generated with fiber diameters in the submicron to 2 μm range as observed using scanning electron microscopy. Porosity of...

Company name: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Synthesis and properties of networking waterborne polyurethane/silica nanocomposites by addition of...

The second-generation poly(ester amine) dendrimer was prepared by Michael addition reaction and esterification reaction at first. Then, a series of novel waterborne polyurethane (WPU)-based composites were prepared by the addition of poly(ester amine) dendrimer into the WPU. The structures and the morphology of the WPU composites were measured with...

Company name: Shaanxi University of Technology
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Renewable polyamides and polyurethanes derived from limonene

The addition of cysteamine hydrochloride to (R)-(+)- and (S)-(−)-limonene is described as a versatile and effective way to obtain new amine functionalized renewable monomers for polyamide and polyurethane synthesis. Thus, through different combinations, limonene, fatty acid, as well as Nylon 6,6 copolymers were prepared and their...

Company name: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Published On: Monday February 18th, 2013

 
 

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