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  Issue-353 - March 25, 2013   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
BASF to increase prices for Lupragen in North Americas

Effective immediately or as contracts allow, BASF is raising prices for Lupragen® N 100 in North America by US $0.06 per pound.Lupragen N 100 (chemical name N, N-Dimethylcyclohexylamine, CAS-No. 998-94-2) has proven especially effective as a reaction accelerator (catalyst) in the manufacture of rigid polyurethane foams. These foams are highly...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday March 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Perstorp increases prices for TMP and Neo

Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp will increase prices for Trimethylolpropane (TMP) and Neopentyl Glycol (Neo) April 1st or as existing contracts permit. Besides its earlier price announcements for North America Perstorp will also effective April 1st, 2013 or as existing contracts permit increase the prices for Trimethylolpropane (TMP)...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Huntsman Invests $135 Million in US and European MDI Manufacturing Plants

Huntsman Corporation today announced a combined investment of $135 million at two of its worldscale methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) manufacturing facilities: increasing capacity at its Geismar, USA site and upgrading its downstream specialties production capability at its Rotterdam, the Netherlands site. The Geismar capacity will be increased...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Saturday March 23rd, 2013

 
Global MDI Supply Tights amid a Spate of Turnaround or Output Restriction

Global MDI supply becomes tight on the back of many scheduled turnaround plans at global MDI plants (see below table) and forthcoming peaking season at downstream manufacturing industry. One manufacturer in Europe has been running with reduced rates since the beginning of this year due to raw material constraints and this will last for anther few...

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

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Baxenden Leads Innovation in Formulation at the European Coatings Show 2013

Baxenden Chemicals Ltd, a Chemtura Company, is a leading specialist in polyurethanes, urethane intermediates and polyurethane dispersion technology. It will be exhibiting its latest Trixene® Aqua and Witcobond® product innovations for surface coatings from Stand 1-353 Hall 1 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany, 19 – 21 March 2013.The new...

Company name: Baxenden Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> INTEGRAL SKIN
BASF China receives Best Quality Supplier Award from Autoliv Group

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, was awarded the Best Quality Supplier 2012 by the Autoliv Group. The award recognizes BASF’s outstanding achievement in developing a customized steering wheel based on the high quality ElastofoamI® integral skin foam system. Additionally, it is an acknowledgement of consistent quality performance for two...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Thursday March 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Highlights from Perstorp presented at ECS 2013

There will be plenty to see, do and talk about on the Perstorp booth (7A-623) at ECS2013. Exciting new innovative developments will be demonstrated and you will get to see and hear about the latest range developments in our successful sustainable coating solutions – including Capa™, Voxtar™ and Ymer™. We aim to sustain a high tempo throughout the...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
The Center Releases RoofPoint Energy and Carbon Calculator

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (Center) has released its new RoofPoint™ Energy and Carbon Calculator. The Center’s VP of Research Dr. Jim Hoff previewed the new tool on March 16, 2013, at the 28th RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. The calculator is designed to assist roofing professionals in...

Company name: The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Farmer Entrusts Equipment, Retains Heat With Spray Polyurethane Foam

When you farm thousands of acres, it takes a lot of equipment to get your work done. A brand new combine can cost over $300,000, so when making such an investment, protecting it is important. A farmer in North Dakota with multiple combines and tractors built a new building to store and maintain the equipment. Since he recognized that installing...

Company name: Kohls Foam Systems
Published On: Thursday March 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesives keep the rail industry on track

Characterised by well documented benefits, including a high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent fatigue and corrosion resistance, good impact resistance, design flexibility and lighter weight, composite substrates have grown to become the established material of choiceHowever, selecting the most suitable joining method is just as important as the...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
TSE’s Low Cost, High Performance Polyurethane Resin Systems for Filament Winding chosen as Finalist...

TSE’s revolutionary Low Cost, High Performance EcoWind™ filament winding resin system was selected as a Finalist for the prestigious “Innovation Award” at the JEC Europe 2013 trade show held in Paris on March 12-14. JEC Europe is the World’s largest trade show for the Composites Industry, boasting 1,180 exhibitors and over 32,000 attendees from...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Metering and Mixing Dispensing of Dual Component Fluids

Fisnar® Inc. removes the mystery of selecting a metering and mixing system and can help work through the process of selecting a dual component solution. Their machines are designed for continuous operation and come with their Fisnar® guarantee of service. Systems can be configured for any ratio or fluid combination, from micro dispensing to high...

Company name: Fisnar
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
the car seat of the future

The three best design concepts for car seats from the competition titled “sit down. move.” were presented by BASF on March 5 at the accompanying program to the Geneva International Motor Show. The global winner chosen by the jury was Song Wei Teo of the University of Coventry in Great Britain. The two further winners were Joonyoung Kim of the...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Albion Manufacturer of the Year

Caster Concepts Inc, a premier manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, was honored to be selected “Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year for 2012.”This award is given to a local manufacturer who demonstrates leadership, creates jobs and is involved in the community. The honor recognizes both the intrinsic and...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Monday March 18th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
COIM opens systems house in India

On February 25, 2013, the Board of Directors of COIM Group announced, the inauguration of COIM’s first System house and warehousing facility in India, located at Footwear Park, Bahadurgarh, about 40kms from New Delhi. COIM Group’s President Dr Mario Buzzella, co-founder of COIM, lit up the auspicious lamp to signify the opening of the new site....

Company name: Coim India
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
Huntsman Polyurethanes extends cooperation with Azelis

Huntsman Polyurethanes is extending the scope of its distribution arrangements with Azelis – a leading Pan-European distributor of speciality chemicals. From April 1, 2013, Azelis will supply key products from Huntsman Polyurethanes’ adhesives, coatings and elastomers (ACE) range throughout Germany and Austria.The deal will build on a prior...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday March 21st, 2013

 
Evonik: market success through customer proximity

The specialty chemicals company will be showcasing some of its innovative, resource-friendly products at the European Coatings Show. This will include a new series of polyester resins. DYNAPOL®Terra is a bio-based binder system for organic coil coatings made using regenerative raw materials. The new VP ITO makes a contribution to energy-efficient...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Thursday March 21st, 2013

 
Dow Progresses its U.S. Gulf Coast Investments, Develops Plans for Performance Plastics Facilities

The Dow Chemical Company announced today that it intends to build several new, specialty material production units aligned to its high value Performance Plastics franchise on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The move further connects the Company’s U.S. manufacturing operations with cost-advantaged feedstocks available from increasing supplies of shale gas in...

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

 
PEOPLE
Caster Concepts Hires Director of Sales

Caster Concepts, Inc. a premier manufacturer of heavy duty casters and wheels, located in Albion, Michigan, is pleased to announce the addition of Jamie Long as Director of Sales. Mr. Long brings a unique blend of national sales experience, energy and enthusiasm to this new position with an extensive sales management and strategic planning...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS
Polyurethane derivatives, composition thereof and dye additives comprising the polyurethane...

A polyurethane derivative and a composition thereof are disclosed. The polyurethane derivative of the present invention has a structure of formula (I). The polyurethane derivative and the composition thereof can be used for increasing light fastness. ##STR00001##

Company name: Everlight Chemical Industrial
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for the preparation of di- and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of di- and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series, and to the preparation of di- and polyisocyanates of the diphenylmethane series from these di- and polyamines. The di- and polyamines of the diphenylmethane series are prepared by the reaction of aniline and formaldehyde in the...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday March 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Blocked-isocyanate silicone resins

This invention relates to new blocked isocyanate silicone resins which can be used to make shelf stable one part curable coating compositions. These coatings do not cure until heated. The coatings provide weather resistant protection for numerous substrates including automobile exteriors, leather fabric, electronic components, wood floors and...

Company name: Dow Corning
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polarizing plate, and image display device having polarizing plate

The present invention provides a polarizing plate excellent in adherence (particularly, under high-temperature and high-humidity conditions) between a polarizer and a protective film. The polarizing plate of the present invention includes: a polarizer; an adhesive layer; an easy-adhesion layer formed of an easy-adhesive composition containing a...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Crosslinkable polymer binder

The invention relates to a crosslinkable polymer binder comprising a polyurethane macromer and grafted thereon a vinyl polymer, to an aqueous dispersion comprising said crosslinkable polymer binder and to a process for the manufacture of said crosslinkable polymer binder and said aqueous dispersion thereof. The crosslinkable polymer binder can be...

Company name: Nuplex Resins
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, process for producing...

This invention provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that exhibits excellent pressure-sensitive adhesive properties after crosslinking treatment, does not cause lifting or lifting upon heat treatment or treatment under high-humidity conditions particularly even in the case of a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having a reduced layer...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Film-forming radiation-crosslinking adhesive

Radiation-crosslinkable hot-melt adhesives containing more than 50% of polyurethane polymers which contain at least one radiation-polymerizable reactive group. The radiation-crosslinkable hot-melt adhesive is prepared by reacting a) a reactive PU prepolymer having a particular block structure b) 20 to 95 mol % of at least one low-molecular-weight...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
Amorphous polyurethane polymer and its use in hotmelt adhesives

The present invention relates to innovative amorphous polyurethane polymers of the formula (I) and also to hotmelt adhesive compositions based on them. The compositions are notable for greatly improved dimensional stability after application, and are ideally suited to the adhesive bonding of transparent substrates. The polymers are notable for...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) at least one polyisocyanate; (b) at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; and (c) at least one polyol having one or more bromine atoms, one or more phosphorus atoms or combinations thereof;...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Flexible polyamines, flexible amine-terminated adducts, compositions thereof and methods of use

Disclosed are flexible polyamines, flexible amine-terminated polyformal adducts, flexible-amine-terminated polythioether adducts, compositions comprising flexible polyamines and isocyanate-terminated prepolymers, and compositions comprising flexible amine-terminated adducts and isocyanate-terminated prepolymers. Uses of the compositions as...

Company name: PRC DeSoto International
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Aerosol hairspray product for styling and/or shaping hair

An aerosol hairspray product for styling and/or shaping hair wherein the product comprises: a container; a spraying device; a propellant; a hairstyling formulation comprising: (a) at least about 50% water; and (b) from about 0.01% to about 20% of a hairstyling polymer, wherein the hairstyling polymer is selected from the group consisting of:...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MOLDED
Medium density foams having good impact resistance and a process for their production

Impact resistant, medium density molded polyurethane foams are produced by the process of the present invention. These foams include from 5 to 35% by weight of glass fibers having an average fiber length of from 12.5 to 50 mm and from 25 to 60% by weight of one or more particulate fillers having an average particle size of from 0.3 to 40 microns.

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

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Silicone-containing polyisocyanurate foam

Polyisocyanurate foams of closed cell structure and low density are obtained by reaction of an amino-functional hyperbranched organopolysiloxane polyol, polyisocyanate, trimerization catalyst, and blowing agent.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Anhydrous composition as a coating agent for functional layers of a multilayer paint

Water-free composition comprising at least one saturated or unsaturated, epoxy-modified polyester as binder, at least one acrylate polymer or polyurethane polymer as further binder, polymer microparticles, at least one polymer which comprises functional groups consisting of blocked isocyanates and amino resins, as crosslinking agent, at least one...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Inorganic-organic hybrid composition and use thereof

The present disclosure provides an inorganic-organic hybrid film which is excellent in transparency, adhesion, heat resistance, weatherability, and anti-rust property, whose refractive index may be controlled easily, and which is also excellent in hardness. Also provided are an inorganic-organic hybrid composition as a starting material for the...

Company name: NOF
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SPECIAL ELASTOMERS
Elastomeric foam product

A surface is insulated by applying an elastomeric foam material. In one embodiment, the elastomeric foam material comprises a polyurethane foam that is formed on-site by reacting an isocyanate with a polyol. In one embodiment, the polyol may include a polyol chain extender and/or a plasticizer. In one embodiment, the elastomeric foam material forms...

Company name: Guardian Building Products
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Continuously insulated wall assembly

Construct a wall assembly by: (a) providing a support structure with spaced apart structural members; (b) affixing a thermally insulating layer of polymeric foam boards to the structural members, the foam boards achieving a Class A rating according to ASTM E-84; (c) covering seams between polymeric foam boards with a sealing tape; (d) affixing a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller comprising surface layer containing water-dispersible silica and/or aqueous...

A developing roller which shows an excellent environmental performance and is free from occurrence of toner filming and toner leakage is provided. The developing roller 10 comprises a shaft 1, an elastic layer 2 supported on the outer periphery of the shaft 1, and a single surface layer 3 formed on the outer peripheral surface of the elastic layer...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having a paint film which is formed from an aqueous paint and excellent in adhesion to the surface of the golf ball and stain resistance. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a golf ball body and a paint film formed on the golf ball body, wherein the paint film has a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Pre-tensioned sand core

Provided are methods of replacing drilling holes in castings by pre-tensioning sand cores. These methods are used in long cylindrical shaped sand cores in cold core box processes. The urethane sand core is placed in compression to increase the core strength during handling, placing inside of the mold. The pre-tensioned urethane sand core is set in...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Method for manufacturing polishing pad

A method for manufacturing a polishing pad, which may be laminated, with a small number of manufacturing steps, high productivity and no peeling between a polishing layer and a cushion layer includes preparing a cell-dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method; continuously discharging the cell-dispersed urethane composition onto...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Two part polyurethane curable composition having substantially consistent G-modulus across the range...

The invention is a two part composition comprising: A. an isocyanate functional group containing component comprising one or more polyisocyanates and one or more isocyanate functional group containing prepolymers having in its backbone the residue of one or more chains derived from polypropylene oxide, copolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
Reactive urethane compound having ether bond, curable composition, and cured material

An object of the present invention is to provide a reactive urethane compound having superior curability, adhesion to substrates, transparency, molecular flexibility, and mechanical properties, a curable composition containing the compound, and a cured material formed from the composition. An ethylenically-unsaturated-group containing reactive...

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
Process for preparing urethane-containing (meth)acrylic esters

The invention relates to a process for preparing urethane-containing acrylic- and (meth)acrylic esters by reacting a urethane-containing alcohol with a reactant acrylic- or (meth)acrylic ester of a saturated alcohol in the presence of at least one polymerization inhibitor and an enzyme as a catalyst within a reactor, wherein the saturated alcohol...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
Process for producing polyurethanes

The invention relates to a process for producing polyurethanes by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups, wherein the component b) comprises at least one filler-comprising polyol bi) and at least one thixotrope bii).

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
LAMINATES
Multilayer laminated articles including polyurethane and/or poly(ureaurethane) layers and methods of...

The present invention provides laminates including: (a) at least one layer of at least one polyurethane including a reaction product of components including: (i) at least one polyisocyanate; (ii) at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; and (iii) at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon atoms wherein...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday March 22nd, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyol-Assisted Vermiculite Dispersion in Polyurethane Nanocomposites.

The largest use of polyurethane (PU) is as closed cell rigid foams for thermal insulation. One problem is loss of blowing gases, which leads to slow increase in thermal conductivity. PU composites with plate-like nanofillers create a diffusion barrier, reducing gas transport and slowing insulation aging. In this research, a new in situ...

Company name: University of Minnesota
Published On: Monday March 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biodegradation of Polyester Urethane in Simulated Body Fluid

Biodegradation of the polyester urethane (PEU) has been performed in simulated body fluid (SBF) at 37°C for an extended period of time. Changes in physicochemical properties and toxic effects of polymer matrix as a result of degradation have been evaluated. Effect of soft segment to hard segment ratio on the degradation rate of PEU matrix has also...

Company name: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Published On: Monday March 25th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes From Undecylenic Acid-Based Soft Segments: Structural Features and...

A set of thermoplastic polyurethanes is synthesized, combining undecylenic acid-derived telechelic diols as soft segments and 1,4-butanediol/4,4′-methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) as a hard segment (HS). These polymers are fully chemically and physically characterized by means of NMR and Fourier transform IR (FTIR) spectroscopy, size-exclusion...

Company name: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Published On: Monday March 25th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
The Preparation and Performance of a New Polyurethane Vascular Prosthesis.

We investigated the performance of small-caliber polyurethane (PU) small-diameter vascular prosthesis generated using the electrospinning technique. PU was electrospun into small-diameter, small-caliber tubular scaffolds for potential application as vascular grafts. We investigated the effects of electrospinning conditions (solution concentration,...

Company name: Sun Yat-sen University
Published On: Monday March 25th, 2013

 
 

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