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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
New Association Formed to Advance Non-halogenated Flame Retardant Solutions in North America

Pinfa-NA (Phosphorus, Inorganic and Nitrogen Flame Retardants Association -North America) announced it has officially launched in Califon, NJ. The organization was formed by leaders in the flame retardant industry that focus on non-halogen solutions and materials. PinfaNA is a sister organization of Pinfa (www.pinfa.org), a Sector Group of Cefic...

Company name: PINFA
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
Pinfa-NA and HDP User Group Host “Meeting Flame Resistance Requirements for Green Electronics”...

Pinfa-NA and the HDP User Group announces its first North American workshop, “Meeting Flame Resistance Requirements for Greener Electronics” scheduled for April 4, 2013 in San Jose, CA. The conference brings together flame retardant (FR) additive, compounders/formulators and plastics producers together with consumer electronic original equipment...

Company name: PINFA
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Novomer Completes World's First Large-Scale PPC Polyol Manufacturing Run

Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), has announced the world's first large-scale manufacturing run of polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyol, producing over seven tons of finished product. The PPC polyol was scaled up...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Tuesday February 19th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Stepan Announces March 15, 2013 Polyol Price Increase for U.S. sourced products

Effective March 15, 2013, Stepan will increase prices for STEPANPOL® Aromatic Polyester Polyols by $0.10 per pound. The increase is necessary due to rising raw material costs.

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
Oxid Raising Polyol Prices

Polyester polyol producer Oxid LP says that from 1 April 2011, or as contracts allow, it will raise prices for its Terol materials by $0.10/lb.

Company name: Oxid
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Isoexter, aromatic polyester polyols, effective March 15, 2013.

Effective March 15, 2013, or as contracts will allow, COIM USA will increase the prices of its Isoexter, aromatic polyester polyols, within the United States and Canada up to 10% depending on grade.This increase is in response to escalating raw materials prices.

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Bayer MaterialScience declares FM on North American TDI supply

Bayer MaterialScience has declared force majeure on the supply of standard and specialty toluene diisocyanate (TDI) products in North America effective 15 February following technical issues, the Germany-based producer confirmed on Tuesday.Supply was impaired due to equipment failure in one of two TDI units at the company’s Baytown, Texas,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
Cangzhou Dahua 2012 TDI Outputs Increased 41% Year on Year

Cangzhou Dahua’s TDI outputs in 2012 totaled 118, 300 tons and sale volumes in 2012 were 120,000 tons, posting an increase of 41% and 39% comparing with those in 2011, according to the company’s annual report released on Feb.8.Juhai Company, a subsidiary of Cangzhou Dahua, made a major contribution to the rapid growing outputs and sales in 2012...

Company name: Cangzhou Dahua
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
COIM USA to increase prices on Imuthane and Versathane Pre-Polymers effective March 15, 2013

Effective March 15, 2013, or as contracts will allow, COIM USA will increase the price of its Imuthane™ and Versathane ® Pre-Polymers within the United States and Canada up to $ 0.13/lb ($/mt 285) depending on grade.This increase is due to the continuing escalation of raw material costs.

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Best waterproofing with Kemperol 2K-PUR and Kemperol V210

With the amount of rain that the UK gets throughout the year it comes as no surprise when most of the home are waterproofed. As a homeowner you cannot do anything but invest in proper waterproofing. With the amount of rain that the UK gets throughout the year it comes as no surprise when most of the home are waterproofed. As a homeowner you cannot...

Company name: Kemper System Inc
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS>> CAVITY FILLING
Fomo Unveils Revolutionary New Technology at International Builders' Show

Fomo Products, Inc. unveiled a new technology at the International Builders’ Show that revolutionizes the polyurethane foam and building and construction industries–High Flow Technology™. Fomo’s new High Flow Technology gives professionals the ability to fill voids and cavities that were previously unable to be filled by any other substance. This...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Tuesday February 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Plantag Group acquires brand name of Jordan Coatings

The Plantag Group has purchased the Jordan brand name and all rights from JP Coatings GmbH (Uzin Utz AG). Jordan shall be continued as a brand name of the Plantag Group in an independent company, i.e., Jordan Lacke GmbH, with corporate sites in Detmold and Wurzburg, Germany.Jordan Coatings, a manufacturer of coatings for the woodworking trade, now...

Company name: PLANTAG Coatings
Published On: Tuesday February 19th, 2013

 
Alkimos Water Treatment Plant receives coating system for corrosion protection

Alkimos Water Treatment Plant has undergone corrosion protection with the help of a coating system from Australian Urethane Systems .The Water Corporation of Western Australia wanted to gain long-term protection of a concrete structure from hydrogen sulfide induced corrosion. The product used needed to exhibit superior bonding to the substrate, and...

Company name: Australian Urethane Systems
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Cage-Free Pullet Starter House Saves OVer 80% on Propane Costs with Help From Agri-Thane SPF...

Experienced pullet farmers know the first three days is the most critical time in a chicken’s life. And in colder winter climates the right insulation of the pullet starter house can make all the difference in the profitability of raising healthy chickens. Greg Fortkamp, a third-generation poultry farmer in Fort Recovery, OH, (avg. Jan. low 15...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic Elastomers Market (SBCs, TPOs, TPUs, TPVs & COPEs) - Global Industry Analysis, Size,...

This study provides a comprehensive view of the thermoplastic elastomers industry, by segmenting and analyzing key thermoplastic elastomers, namely styrenic block copolymers (SBC), thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and copolyester elastomers (COPE). Each of these segments has been...

Company name: Reportlinker.com
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Technical paper describing benefits of composite flooring utilizing polyurethane wins award at...

Utilizing composites for shipping container floors offers several advantages, including reduced energy use and a smaller carbon footprint compared to containers with conventional wood floors. These advantages are not only gaining recognition in the shipping industry but in the materials industry, as well.The technical paper "Life Cycle Assessment...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
Pultrusion mat for thin-wall lineals

Schmelzer Industries LLC (Somerset, Ohio) has announced the introduction of TRUMAT, its new pultrusion mat product specifically targeted for the demanding requirements typically found in thin-wall lineal shapes. TRUMAT is designed for those complex shapes that demand greater conformability but still provide overall consistency and production...

Company name: Schmelzer Industries
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Graco’s HFR metering system for automotive NVH foam

Graco offers a unique solution designed to dispense acoustic polyurethane foam in noise vibration harshness (NVH) applications in the automotive industry.Working towards a key objective to create a quieter driving experience, many automotive manufacturers are using acoustical foam solutions to prevent road, wind and engine noise from entering the...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulate SB Earns National Award for Work on Santa Barbara Home

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance presented its national awards of excellence last Thursday. Insulate SB, headquartered in Santa Barbara, emerged a grand prize winner. This rare accomplishment was its first win on a first-time nomination.Insulate SB was one of only two nationwide winners to capture the crystal sculpture awarded in the category...

Company name: Insulate SB
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Autoneum expands with production foothold in the Russian growth market

Starting in the fall of 2013, Autoneum will be producing acoustic and thermal management components in Ryazan for the growing Russian automobile market. Ryazan is located about 200 kilometers south-east of Moscow.In course of strategically strengthening its position in growth markets and focusing on long-term partnerships with globally active...

Company name: Autoneum
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> HEAD RESTS
Takeover of headrest manufacturer Nectec by Grammer AG approved and completed

The takeover of Czech Republic-based Nectec Automotive s.r.o. by Grammer AG has been completed following approval of the transaction by antitrust authorities. With the acquisition and integration of Nectec, Grammer further expands its strongest revenue-generating segment and strengthens its leading position in the European headrest market.“We are...

Company name: Grammer AG
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
BestMattres-Brand.org Announces Battle of the Memory Foam Mattress Technologies

Comparing similar products in the mattress industry can be difficult without defined measures to determine value, and all of the with competing marketing claims. To address this concern BestMattress-Brand.org just released an article comparing crucial components of memory foam mattresses. The post titled “Battle of the Memory Foam Mattress...

Company name: BestMattress-Brand.org
Published On: Sunday February 24th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Industrial Applications for Polyurethane Drive Wheels

Since its synthesis, polyurethane has replaced many different types of materials in a variety of fields. Polyurethane products come in many forms and are extremely versatile. One of the most common uses for polyurethanes in the industrial sectors is the production of drive wheels. Drive wheels are an integral part of many industrial mechanisms....

Company name: Sunray
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Polyurethane Tubing from Ark-Plas Products

Polyether-based polyurethane tubing offers excellent resistance to chemicals, kinking, abrasion, hydrolysis, oxidation, and ozone exposure. The company’s polyether-based polyurethane tubing excels in maintaining exceptional flexibility, high-impact strength, and above average performance in cold temperature.Generally stronger than ether-based...

Company name: Ark-Plas Products
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Metso introduces new polyurethane roll cover for blade coaters

The new roll cover creates savings by longer running periods Metso has launched CoteCondor, a new polyurethane roll cover for blade coater backing rolls. CoteCondor is designed for all blade coaters, but especially coaters using hard-coated coater blades. Metso is the first supplier to make polyurethane covers for this application, and the...

Company name: Metso
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
PEOPLE
SWD Urethane Hires Greg Williams as Regional Sales Manager for the South East

SWD Urethane recently announced the recent hiring of Greg Williams to the position of Regional Sales Manager covering the US South East. Greg Williams joins the SWD Urethane team after most recently serving as a Regional Sales Manager for La Polla. “I am so excited about the future for SWD,” said Williams, “They have a really great array of product...

Company name: SWD Urethane
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
SWD Urethane Hires Mike Aragon as Regional Sales Manager - Texas

SWD Urethane recently announced the hiring of Mike Aragon to the position of Regional Sales Manager covering Texas. Mike joins the SWD Urethane team after most recently serving as a Regional Sales Manager for Icynene. “The future for SWD is so incredible,” shared Mike Aragon, “They have really great products, especially for roofing and insulation....

Company name: SWD Urethane
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Weir aims for Africa and Asia expansion

GLASGOW-based Weir Group has announced three acquisitions worth £55 million that strengthen its position in North America's global mining, minerals and oil sands sectors and as an equipment supplier to the mining sectors in Asia and Africa.The engineering firm, which funded the deals from existing bank facilities but declined to put a price on...

Company name: The Weir Group
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
FIltrona announces acquisition of the share capital of Ulinco Components

FIltrona plc today announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Ulinco Components AB (Ulinco Components) from Ulinco Invest Aktiebolag for an undisclosed cash consideration funded from the Company's existing facilities. Based in Sweden, Ulinco Components is a leading distributor of plastic protection and finishing products, hardware...

Company name: Filtrona
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
Dow to pay $400m in isocyanates price fixing case

Dow Chemical was ordered pay more than $400m (€300m) in damages after a federal jury on Wednesday determined that the US producer had fixed prices for isocyanates.The plaintiffs, buyers of the products, had asked for $1.125bn in damages.While Dow is disappointed that the jury found pricing fixing conduct during part of the time frame – an...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
Isothane Limited at the Housing Innovation Awards 2013

Isothane Limited were extremely pleased to be a part of the Housing Innovation Awards 2013 evening’s events showcasing and honoring excellence in innovation right across the supply chain for social housing. In our opinion, this is one of the industry’s most prestigious national events, and it was fantastic news that the collective efforts of all...

Company name: Isothane Ltd
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
Fluor Awarded Chemicals Project for BASF in Germany

Fluor Corporation announced today that it has secured a contract for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for BASF’s toluene diisocyanate (TDI) Complex project at BASF’s site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Fluor booked the undisclosed value into backlog in the fourth quarter of 2012.The single-train, 300,000 metric...

Company name: Fluor Corp
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
EPIC Polymer Acquires BC Rubber Supply

Greg Fraser, President of Epic Polymer Systems Corp is pleased to announce the acquisition of BC Rubber Supply Ltd effective January 2nd, 2013. The purchase creates a partnership between two key manufacturers of Engineered Elastomers, Rubber, and Cast Polyurethane, servicing Western Canada and the USA.BC Rubber Supply manufactures and distributes a...

Company name: BC Rubber Supply
Published On: Friday February 01st, 2013

 
Dow Chemical price-fixing case closes, this time with shorter arguments

A billion-dollar price-fixing case is in the hands of seven jurors in federal court in Kansas City, Kan.The monthlong trial into whether Dow Chemical Co. conspired with competitors to boost urethane prices concluded Tuesday. Closing arguments in the case were truncated after U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum chastised both sides for speaking too...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday February 19th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
ACC Welcomes 2012 Chemical Data Reporting Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information, which includes use and exposure data on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce.The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement:“We welcome the release of the 2012 CDR data to help EPA and the public better understand...

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Complex and method of preparation

A composition has an empirical formula M (glycerol) a (X) b, where M represents a metal atom selected from titanium, zirconium, hafnium or aluminium, X is a ligand derived from acetylacetone or a peroxo ion; a is a number between 1 and 2. 5; b is a number in the range from 1 to 2. An alternative composition results from the reaction of a compound...

Company name: Johnson Matthey
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Multifunctional alcohols obtained from cardanol, multifunctional acrylic crosslinker and pendant...

Multifunctional alcohols, polyols derived from cardanol containing at least 3 hydroxyl groups are disclosed. Such alcohols allow for synthesis of multifunctional crosslinkers such as acrylates, epoxies, and vinyl ethers and flame retardants such as >phosphates. The multifunctional alcohols or polyols can be used in polyurethanes and polycarbonates....

Company name: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Aliphatic polyester polyols from cyclohexane oxidation byproduct streams as precursors for...

The invention provides polyester polyol compositions and resin blends, useful as components of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate polymers, produced from cyclohexane oxidation reaction byproducts, such as water extracts and non-volatile distillation residues from the reaction. Such byproducts of industrial processes for preparation of adipic acid...

Company name: Invista North America
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Continuous oligomerization of isocyanates

A process for oligomerizing isocyanates includes a step of continuous conversion of an isocyanate monomer into polyisocyanate containing carbamate and/or allophanate groups, in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the conversion step is carried out in a reactor having a specific heat exchange coefficient of greater than or equal to approximately 200...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
Processes for preparing low-chlorine isocyanates

Processes comprising providing an amine reactant, and reacting the amine reactant with a stream of phosgene in a reaction zone to form a product comprising a corresponding isocyanate, wherein the phosgene stream has a CO content of 0.5% by weight or more.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Aliphatic polyisocyanate prepolymers and polyurethane resin coating compositions using the same

An aliphatic polyisocyanate prepolymer obtained by reacting an aliphatic isocyanurate group-containing polyisocyanate with a short-chain diol, having a urethane bond content of 3.0% by weight or more based on the weight of the prepolymer and a solubility parameter of 11.8 or more.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Composition capable of radiation activated catalysis and radiation curable urethane containing the...

A composition capable of radiation activated catalysis is provided. The composition comprises a metal compound, a mercapto compound and an olefinic compound. Radiation curable urethane compositions comprising the disclosed composition are also provided. The radiation curable urethane compositions comprise the disclosed composition, a hydroxyl...

Company name: Ashland
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition comprising a polyol base part and an isocyanate hardener and the use thereof

An Adhesive Composition Comprising a Polyol Base Part and an Isocyanate Hardener and the Use thereof An adhesive composition comprising a two-component polyurethane binder composition comprising a polyol base part comprising a catalyst and a low viscosity solvent-free MDI hardener may be used for assembling an object from a number of parts to be...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Sunday February 24th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Moisture-curable silylated polyurea and adhesive, sealant and coating compositions containing same

A moisture-curable, optionally cured, silylated polyurea possessing an average of from 80 to 100 equivalent percent of urea linkages based on the total equivalents of urea and urethane linkages therein is the reaction product of organofunctional silane (a) possessing hydrolyzable functionality and at least one polyurea (b) possessing amine...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Long wearing cosmetic compositions

Cosmetic compositions comprising high molecular weight polyurethane polymers are disclosed. The polyurethane polymers typically will have a molecular weight greater than about 50,000. The cosmetic compositions provide cosmetic films on the lips which are comfortable, long-wearing, transfer-resistant, and have a shiny finish.

Company name: Avon Products
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Process for producing rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to particle-comprising polyurethane foams, wherein the particles are incorporated predominantly in the cell walls.

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Materials and methods for manufacturing polyculture equipment

A method of manufacturing polyculture equipment includes providing a building material to build the polyculture equipment; applying a waterproof coating of polyurea or polyaspartic to an interior surface of the building material; affixing an acrylic or glass window to an aperture in the building material; and applying polyurea or polyaspartic...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Solventless laminating adhesive and process for production of composite film

A solventless laminating adhesive comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component, both of which are free from polyol components exhibiting crystalline properties at ordinary temperatures. The adhesive exhibits an initial viscosity of 500 to 1000 mPa s three minutes after mixing of the polyisocyanate component with the polyol component...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Antistatic or semi-conductive polyurethane elastomers

A polyurethane elastomer showing desirable conductivity properties comprises at least 0.3 percent by weight of an aggregated particulate carbon black, having a particle size of less than or equal to 100 nanometers, that forms a continuous conductive pathway within the polyurethane elastomer. The polyurethane elastomer may exhibit a surface...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes with exceptional fire resistance

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) formulations including phosphonate oligomers, phosphonate co-oligomers, phosphonate polymers, or phosphonate containing copolymers which exhibit an excellent combination of properties including optical transparency and melt flow without significant reduction in other important physical or mechanical properties and...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for producing storage-stable polyurethane prepregs and moldings produced therefrom

The invention relates to a method for producing storage-stable polyurethane prepregs and moldings produced therefrom and moldings produced therefrom (composite components), which can be obtained by a direct melt impregnation method of woven fabrics and laid scrim using reactive polyurethane compositions.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Multi-layered foamed polymeric objects and related methods

The invention disclosed herein relates to relates to foamed thermoplastic material objects and articles of manufacture having an internal layered cellular structure, as well as to methods of making the same. In one embodiment, the invention is directed to a multi-layer foamed polymeric article of manufacture, comprising: a non-laminated multi-layer...

Company name: MicroGREEN Polymers
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Impact absorber

A main body portion (12) of an impact absorber (10) is a three-dimensional structure formed of stiff polyurethane foam. A ratio (W2/W1) of a width W2 of a slot (30) formed in an impact surface (12A) of the main body portion (12) to a width W1 of the impact surface (12A) of the main body portion (12) is in a range from 1/6 to 1/2. In consequence,...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday February 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SUSPENSION COMPONENTS
Vehicle suspension

A strut assembly forming an upper part of a cylinder joined to a wheel is joined to a vehicle body via an insulator and joining member, an airtight chamber space is formed by a strut cover joined to a spring body joined to a damper rod drawn from the cylinder, whereby a CDC type damper with the chamber space of which air pressure is controlled in...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
Fuel range for an aircraft

An apparatus and method for improving the fuel range of an aircraft are provided. The aircraft includes a fuselage with a front windshield, and an external skin providing a top cover for a cockpit of the aircraft. The apparatus includes an aerodynamic fairing secured adjacent the windshield and enclosing the external skin covering the cockpit for a...

Company name:
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Method of manufacturing optical member, method of manufacturing plastic lens, gasket for molding...

A method of manufacturing an optical member by mixing isocyanate terminal prepolymer component (A) and aromatic diamine component (B), and immediately after mixing, casting a mixture into a casting mold to obtain a molded article. A method of manufacturing a plastic lens by mixing said components (A) and (B), immediately after mixing, casting a...

Company name: Hoya
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for the production of moldings from cellulose-containing materials

A process for the production of compact cellulose-containing moldings by reacting optionally modified organic polyisocyanates with cellulose, in particular lignocellulose, in the presence of mold release agents in an open or closed mold, wherein the mold release agents used are siloxane compounds containing aminopropyl groups and of the general...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polyurethanes from soybean oil, aromatic, and cycloaliphatic diamines by nonisocyanate route

Biobased investigations highly increase. This time the big issue of a low tensile strength with carbonated soybean oil for polyurethanes is solved.Ivan Javni and his colleagues from Pittsburg State University prepared polyurethanes via a nonisocyanate route, by reacting carbonated soybean oil (CSBO) with aromatic and cycloaliphatic diamines.Amine...

Company name: Pittsburg State University
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Preparation and properties of molded blends of wheat gluten and cationic water-borne polyurethanes

Cationic water-borne polyurethanes (CWPU) were prepared and blended with wheat gluten (WG) in aqueous dispersion. The freeze-dried blend powders of WG/CWPU were thermally compression-molded into sheets. The tensile strength of the WG/CWPU blends decreased with increasing CWPU content, showing a relationship between the composition of the sheets and...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Crosslinking reaction and properties of two-component waterborne polyurethane from terpene-maleic...

A two-component waterborne polyurethane (2K-WPU) is prepared with the terpene-maleic ester type epoxy resin-based polyol dispersion and a hydrophilically modified hexamethylene diisocyanate tripolymer. Laser particle size analyzer and transmission electron microscopy are used to characterize the particle size distribution and the micromorphology of...

Company name: Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Development of water-blown bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane foams using bio-derived chain...

Water-blown bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) formulations were developed to fulfill the requirements of the reactive rotational molding/foaming process. They were prepared using synthetic and bio-based chain extenders. Foams were prepared by stirring polyether polyol (macrodiol), chain extender (diol), surfactant (silicone oil), chemical...

Company name: Ecole des Mines de Douai
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Synergistic effects of hydroxides and dimethyl methylphosphonate on rigid halogen-free and...

Rigid halogen-free and flame-retarding polyurethane foams are prepared with aluminum hydroxide, brucite, and DMMP. The effects of the hydroxides and DMMP on the foaming process and flame retarding properties of the foams are investigated by thermo gravimetric analysis, limiting oxygen index, and X-ray powder diffraction. The thermal stability of...

Company name: China University of Geosciences
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
Characterization of rigid polyurethane foams containing microencapsulted phase change materials:...

Rigid polyurethane (RPU) foams were synthesized incorporating up to 18 wt % of two different kinds of thermo-regulating microcapsules having a different shell material consisting of polystyrene or poly(methyl methacrylate), named as mSP-(PS-RT27) and Micronal®DS 5001X, respectively. The type of microcapsules and their content affected the final...

Company name: University of Castilla-La Mancha
Published On: Monday February 25th, 2013

 
 

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