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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Shandong Jinling Newly-built 80 ktpa PO Facility Goes into Operation

Shandong Jinling newly-built 80 ktpa propylene oxide facility started running successfully with qualified products in just one time. The new facility is located in Shandong Dongying with total investments of RMB 353 million and use chlorohydrin method to produce propylene oxide.The new facility began construction on September 30, 2012 and stared...

Company name: Shandong Jinling
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> BIOCIDES
SANITIZED AG launches advanced antimicrobial additives

At Techtextil 2013, which will be held from 11 until 13 June in Frankfurt, SANITIZED AG, the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics will be launching two new advanced additives designed for the protection of plasticized PVC.In addition to highly effective and long-lasting...

Company name: Sanitized
Published On: Tuesday April 09th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS>> CO2
CO2 as a blowing agent for PU mouldings

The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University is developing a new foaming technology for the production of foamed polyurethane mouldings. The new technology enables the use of CO2 as the blowing agent. It is regarded as the most promising and environmentally friendly alternative to chemical...

Company name: The Institute of Plastics Processing
Published On: Tuesday April 09th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
China Polyols Market Sees No Light in a Short Term

Polyols market gradually steadies itself after continuous decreasing starting from the first half of March. But where will polyols market be dragged to with PO market’ slight fluctuation after Ching Ming festival? Firstly, polyols factories have high inventory pressures. Though polyols factories have a few orders during polyols prices’ decreasing...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Arkema partners with Jayant Agro in India

Arkema and Jayant Agro have signed a joint venture agreement whereby Arkema will acquire a stake of some 25% in Ihsedu Agrochem, a subsidiary of Jayant Agro, specializing in the production of castor oil. This joint venture aims to develop castor oil production in order to provide Arkema with long-term secure and competitive access to this strategic...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Expansion of capacity in China for Duranate

Asahi Kasei Chemicals will expand production capacity at its plant in China for Duranate™ hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)-based polyisocyanate, a hardener for non-yellowing polyurethane automotive coatings and many other applications.Developed with original technology, Duranate™ HDI polyisocyanate, is used for polymerization and cross-linking of...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Henkel Hosts Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar

Henkel Corporation will host the first Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar of 2013 on Tuesday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minn. This comprehensive program will provide design, product and manufacturing engineers with an overall knowledge of adhesive technologies used in the design and assembly of medical devices.Engineers who attend the Loctite...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
AkzoNobel announces new U-TECH reformulated brand for commercial and fleet refinish

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas has annnounced the introduction of a newly re-formulated U-TECH brand. The U-TECH single stage products have received the largest dedicated R&D makeover in the history of the brand. AkzoNobel says U-TECH has long been noted as a refinish “workhorse” within the commercial vehicle segment. For over...

Company name: AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings
Published On: Saturday April 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Gentle conditioning and styling for damaged hair

At In-Cosmetics 2013, Bayer MaterialScience will introduce raw material solutions for effective yet gentle hair care and styling, based on its Baycusan® line. These raw materials are used for manufacturing “leave-in” products, which are applied to the hair after washing and not rinsed out. Using these products helps serve current trends that...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Dynamic Systems high-tech products reach well beyond its Madison County base

You’re probably sitting on it now as you read this story. You’ll likely stretch out on it when you go to bed tonight. Foam surrounds us almost invisibly in our contemporary life, providing the fillings for furniture, beds, auto seats and other conveniences.Dynamic Systems, a small, family-owned factory on the Madison County line, specializes in...

Company name: Dynamic Systems
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Equivalent Compliance with R501.3 Fire Protection of Floors, Method of Compliance with 2013 RCO...

An evaluation has been performed on the fire resistance testing conducted by Intertek, a fire testing laboratory, on prefabricated wood I-joists treated with No-Burn® Plus fire-resistant intumescent coating. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the applicability of the use of the No-Burn® Plus coating field-applied to wood I-joists as an...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
New Range of Coloured Rubber Playground Chippings & Rubber Shred Available Now in Time for the...

Now the nights are lighter and the weather is getting warmer the kids will want to play outdoors. If you have a play area in your garden then rubber chippings from Decorative Aggregates (a Derbyshire Aggregates website) will make the ideal safety surface. Available in 6 colours - Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Plum & Terracotta - this 100% recycled...

Company name: Derbyshire Aggregates
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
VersaFlex Inc. Announces Polyurea Training Program for April 2013

VersaFlex Inc.'s 2013 Polyurea Training Series will continue with its third training session so far this year. The courses are scheduled for April 22-26. Attendees may come to only one class or all three. The courses will be held at VersaFlex's facility in Houston, Texas and are taught by Dudley J. Primeaux II - PCS, CCI. Dudley is VersaFlex's...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Million-Gallon Water Tank Insulated With Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy and operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems. They provide electricity and natural gas to customers in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast regions of the United States. When they needed a water tank built for fire suppression for one of their...

Company name: Ohio Valley Spray Foam
Published On: Thursday April 11th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> TRANSPARENT COATINGS (DOMING)
Nameplates For Industry Introduces NFi Domed Labels that Recover from Scratches

Custom domed labels that create a high-value aesthetic appearance and are made from urethane which is virtually scratch- and dent-resistant have been introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts.NFi Domed Labels are made from urethane which features a high-gloss, non-yellowing, and weather-proof surface that “heals...

Company name: Nameplates For Industry
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVES
Electrically-conductive polyurethane adhesive offers alternative to traditional bonding

Adhesives specialists Intertronics has announced availability of Polytec PU 1000, a new electrically-conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT) – areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many...

Company name: Intertronics
Published On: Saturday April 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
BASF announces price increase for Cellasto products in North America

BASF will increase prices for Cellasto® microcellular polyurethane components by an average of 8 percent or as contracts allow, effective May 1, 2013. The price increase is due to the continuing price escalation of raw materials. Individual price increases may vary, depending on assembled component content.

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Innovative TPU Products and Advanced Solutions at Chinaplas 2013 Now Available

At the 27th Chinaplas 2013 (Booth: J51 in Hall 10.2) in Guangzhou, China, from 20th to 23rd of May, Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane Co., Ltd will exhibit innovative TPU products and advanced solutions for global TPU markets. Under the “Wanthane® and WanBlend® brand” TPU products, Yantai Wanhua will promote various grades TPUs at the fair, not only...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua
Published On: Saturday April 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Perfecting bullet-proof glass from the nanoscale up

People are in awe when Rice University scientist Ned Thomas holds up a polyurethane disc with three bullets perfectly suspended inside.The material has not only stopped the bullets but also remains clear; there are no cracks and the material has even sealed the bullets’ entry-holes behind them.The disc, made of a complex polyurethane material,...

Company name: Rice University
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Eurofoam presents new brand Orangeguard

Eurofoam presents new brand Orangeguard. Orangeguards stands for products, that intensify of downhill skiing slopes in the form of protective mattresses.

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Tuesday April 09th, 2013

 
New technology launched to prevent cash heists

G4S has launched a new foam protection system that will be installed in its cash in transit vehicles countrywide. The foam rapidly expands until it fills the hold of the vehicle and hardens into a hardy material similar in composition to polyurethane fillers.This foam cannot be melted with chemicals or fire, thus taking longer to chip through to...

Company name: G4S
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The European Market for Thermal Insulation...

This report covers the market for polyurethane and polyisocyanurate (PU/PIR) thermal insulation products in Europe and is drawn from IAL Consultants' study set on The European Market for Thermal Insulation Products. It updates IAL Consultants' last edition of the aforementioned study which was last published in 2011. IAL Consultants has many years...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Hickory Springs offer reticulated Preserve Hi Flo foam

Components supplier Hickory Springs Mfg. Co. has officially launched Preserve Hi Flo reticulated polyurethane foams to the bedding industry. Reticulated foams, which are highly porous and net-like, have been used in other products such as outdoor furniture and air conditioner filters for some time but are relatively new in bedding applications.In...

Company name: Hickory Springs
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
Trelleborg acquires niche company thus strengthening its position in offshore oil & gas

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of the U.K. company Ambler Technologies Ltd. The company develops and produces composite materials that create strictly specified buoyancy and insulation properties in applications used primarily in deep-sea environments....

Company name: Trelleborg Offshore
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Nano-Reinforced Composites target medical devices

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymer compounds for medical devices, now offers nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight. Nano-reinforced compounds with high filler loadings provide substantial increase in physical properties of the base resin while...

Company name: Foster Corporation
Published On: Thursday April 11th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
PMC will exhibit at This Year’s PDA Annual Conference

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) will exhibit at the PDA Annual Conference, April 15-17, 2013 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.The Polyurea Development Association (PDA), a trade association dedicated to the global thick-film high performance elastomer industry, sponsors this annual conference. The 2013 Annual...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
Sadara sukuk oversubscribed 2.6 times

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) announced the successful closing of the sukuk (Islamic bonds) issued through its subsidiary Sadara Basic Services Company (SBSC). The sukuk has received strong investor demand, resulting in 2.6 times oversubscription based on the initial offering size of SR 5.25 billion. In keeping with this demand, Sadara has...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
PTTGC eyes high-margin polymers, expects plastics demand to rebound

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand's largest petrochemical producer, plans to lift its return on invested capital (ROIC) ratio to 15% within a decade from 12% last year.Chief executive Anon Sirisaengtaksin told a shareholders meeting last week the company will focus on higher-margin polymer products such as specialty plastics, oleochemicals and...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
Yantai Wanhua to establish new production base in the Gaolan Port Economic Area in Zhuhai

To meet the ever growing market demands in the Pearl River Delta and Southeast Asia, Yantai Wanhua has decided to invest in Southern China and build multiple plants for the production of waterborne resins, PPG, modified MDI and composite film adhesives, in Guangdong province over the next five years.The new company, which was registered as...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
MANN+HUMMELL recognizes BASF for ‘Supplier Excellence’

MANN+HUMMEL USA, a leading supplier to the automotive industry, recently presented its 2012 Supplier Excellence Award to the BASF Performance Materials Engineering Plastics team. BASF exemplifies the core values that we look for in a strategic partner ,” said John Back, Purchasing Coordinator at MANN+HUMMEL. “Recently MANN+HUMMEL was involved in a...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday April 09th, 2013

 
Myriant Signs Distribution Agreement with Major European Chemicals Distributor, BCD Chemie

Myriant Signs Distribution Agreement with Major European Chemicals Distributor, BCD ChemieMyriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company based in the United States, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Hamburg, Germany-based BCD Chemie, one of the major European chemical distributors. BCD Chemie will market...

Company name: Myriant
Published On: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Midas appoints new Director

After many years of loyal service and hardwork Melvyn Middleton has been appointed a Director of Midas Pattern Company LtdHaving joined the company on the 1st May 2001 Melvyn quickly took over financial responsibility from owner and MD Alan Rance. Looking after everything from Cash flow, Payroll, P & L/BS and ledger control right through to HR and...

Company name: Midas Pattern
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS
Alkoxylated polymers

A process for the preparation of alkoxylated polymers comprising the steps (i) preparation of a polymeric product (I) having at least one functional group by radical copolymerization in a high temperature polymerization process and (ii) contacting the polymeric product (I) having at least one functional group obtained in step (i) with at least one...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTICRATER AGENT
Anticrater agent for electrocoating composition

The present disclosure relates to an improved electrocoating coating composition wherein the improvement is the addition of a non-water reducible anticrater agent. The non-water reducible anticrater agent is a polyesterurethane that is the reaction product of an aliphatic carboxylic acid anhydride, a monofunctional epoxy compound, a monofunctional...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Polyurethane flame retardant compositions

The invention relates to a flame retardant composition, which comprises a) At least one ester of a phosphorus containing oxo acid selected from the group consisting of phosphonous and phosphorous acid; b) At least one flame retardant component based on a nitrogen compound; particularly melamine cyanurate, and c) A polyurethane polymer base.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Low viscosity silyl-terminated polymers

Embodiment of the invention provide for compositions having at least one crosslinkable silyl group in each molecule. The crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer may include a reaction product of at least a polyol having a nominal functionality of at least 2 and a isocyanate capped hydrosilylated polymer. The isocyanate capped hydrosilylated polymer...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biobased polyester diols and polyols from high molecular weight polyhydroxyalkanoates

Methods for producing biobased hydroxyl-terminated polyester polymers are described wherein molten-dispersed or hydrocarbonaceous fluid-dispersed phase polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers are reacted with a difunctional hydroxylated insertion compound at a sufficient temperature and time to depolymerize the starting polyester polymers to provide...

Company name: Metabolix
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Phthalate-free isocyanurate formulations

The present invention relates to novel low-monomer-content, low-viscosity, high-activity preparations made of isocyanurates containing isocyanate groups and of phthalate-free plasticizers, to use of the same as adhesion promoters with improved adhesion for coating compositions based on plasticized polyvinyl chloride, and also to coatings and coated...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Mixture comprising sulfonate group-containing compound and method of manufacturing the same,...

An aspect of the present invention relates to a mixture of a sulfonate group-containing compound denoted by general formula (1) with a protonic acid: ##STR00001## wherein, in general formula (1), X denotes a divalent linking group; each of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 independently denotes an alkyl group comprising at least one hydroxyl group and equal to...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Powder coatings compositions

A solid epoxy resin powder coating composition which includes a divinylarene dioxide resin as one component; and wherein the solid epoxy resin powder coating composition can be formed by blending or reacting various other components with the divinylarene dioxide resin. For example, other components can include other epoxy resins; phenolic resins;...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Radiation-curable resin composition, radiation-curable coating material, and method for forming...

An object of the present invention is to provide a radiation-curable coating material which forms a cured coating film having high hardness and low curing shrinkage, a radiation-curable resin composition for obtaining the radiation-curable coating material, and a method for forming a protective layer using the radiation-curable coating material....

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Hydrophilic gels from polyurethane-based photoinitiators

The present invention relates to the use of polymeric photoinitiators based on polyalkyletherurethane backbones in the production of hydrophilic gels, in particular hydrogels. The invention relates to methods for manufacturing hydrophilic gels using said polymeric photoinitiators, and the hydrophilic gels thus obtained.

Company name: Coloplast
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polymerizable composition comprising perfluoropolyether material having ethylene oxide repeat unit...

Presently is described a free-radically polymerizable composition comprising a mixture of reaction products of i) at least one polyisocyanate; ii) at least one isocyanate reactive perfluoropolyether compound; iii) at least one isocyanate reactive compound comprising greater than 6 repeat units of ethylene oxide; and iv) at least one isocyanate...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
Coating agent for hand painting application

A coating agent for hand painting application obtained by a urethane resin composition obtained by allowing a main agent (A) and a curing agent (B) to react. The main agent (A) containing: an isocyanate group-terminated prepolymer (b) having diphenylmethane diisocyanate bound to the termini of a polyol component (a) containing a long chain polyol...

Company name: Dyflex
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive, adhesive sheet, and process for producing electronic components

In a conventional adhesive sheet laminated with a die attachment film, the die attachment film sometimes drops off from the die chip at the time of pick-up after die chip formation by dicing a wafer. The present invention provides an adhesive including a (meth)acrylate ester polymer, a urethane acrylate oligomer having 4 or more vinyl groups, and...

Company name: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminated polyester film

The present invention provides a laminated polyester film which can be suitably used in the applications requiring a good visibility and a good adhesion property to a hard coat layer, etc., for example, such as various kinds of optical films as members of liquid crystal displays as well as molding films. The laminated polyester film of the present...

Company name: Mitsubishi Plastics
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Two-component curing type urethane-based aqueous golf ball paint

An object of the present invention is to provide a two-component curing type urethane-based aqueous golf ball paint, which is excellent in gloss of a paint film and evenness of the film thickness. Another object of the present invention is to provide a two-component curing type urethane-based aqueous golf ball paint, which is excellent in adhesion...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad, the use thereof and the method for manufacturing the same

The present invention mainly relates to a polishing pad comprising a base material comprising fibers; a first membrane with low permeability; a two-component paste formed on the upper surface of the first membrane with low permeability for adhering the base material to the first membrane with low permeability; and a polyurethane paste formed on the...

Company name: San Fang Chemical Industry
Published On: Friday April 12th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Advances of Polyurethane Foams Derived from Lignin

Lignin and saccharides are two major components of plants. Huge amounts of plant residues are obtained as by-products of large-scale industries, such as pulp and paper, bio-fuel and the food industry. In this paper, preparation of polyurethane (PU) foam directly from various kinds of industrial lignin and molasses, which have scarcely been...

Company name: Fukui University of Technology
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
Bio-Based High Functionality Polyols and Their Use in 1K Polyurethane Coatings

Bio-based polyols with high functionality were successfully synthesized by ring-opening epoxidized sucrose esters of soybean oil with methanol under acidic conditions, and were subsequently formulated with blocked isocyanates to form one package polyurethanes (1KPU). The bio-based polyols were characterized by gel permeation chromatography (GPC),...

Company name: North Dakota State University
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
Bio-based Thermosetting Polymers from Vegetable Oils

Vegetable oils are promising renewable resources for polymers, due to their low cost, ready availability, and versatile applications. Recently, increasing attention has been paid to vegetable oil-based polymeric materials due to both economic and environmental concerns. This review focuses on the latest developments in vegetable oil-based...

Company name: Iowa State University
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
An expedient stereoselective and chemoselective synthesis of bicyclic oxazolidinones from quinols...

A mild and efficient synthesis of bicyclic oxazolidinones from quinols and isocyanates, under DBU-mediated conditions at room temperature, is described. The aza-Michael addition to substituted cyclohexadienones is stereoselective and chemoselective.

Company name: The City University of New York
Published On: Monday April 15th, 2013

 
 

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