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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Save time and money by creating own colors, even for small batches

Sustainability is also an issue when it comes to coloring plastics. Along with the key characteristics that make coloring with liquid colors and Novopearls micro-granulate an intelligent choice – high opacity, saving resources and rapid color changes; mixing your own colors increases flexibility and efficiency. New colors or small batches, which...

Company name: Novosystems
Published On: Friday May 10th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
BASF plans production of butanediol from renewable feedstock using Genomatica technology

BASF plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica, San Diego, California. The one-step fermentation process is based on sugars as a renewable feedstock. The companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement.The license agreement allows BASF...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Terate® HT polyols expand production to meet global demand

INVISTA Specialty Materials will make another investment at its Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, manufacturing site to expand its global Terate® HT polyols production capacity. The latest investment—expected to be complete by January 2014—will better serve the market as more North American customers are sourcing these products and the company makes...

Company name: Terate Invista
Published On: Friday May 10th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> CASTING RESINS
RAKU-TOOL® Casting Systems: easier, faster, environmentally friendly

RAMPF Tooling, a RAMPF Group company and leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality Polyurethane, Epoxy and semi-finished products for model, mold and tool making, presented its novel and sustainable solutions and products for the foundry industry at a special pattern maker symposium in Düsseldorf. A key focus was on the casting system...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
H.B. Fuller Adhesive Earns Rigorous Fire Safety Rating for Door Assembly

H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider, has introduced Swift®lock 2U232-3N, the company's newest UL 10C fire-rated component status adhesive designed to help door manufacturers improve production while meeting industry certification and fire rating requirements. Swift®lock 2U232-3N is a polyurethane hot melt adhesive used in the...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Rhino introduces SolarMax® 11-70 Color Stable Polyurea

Rhino Linings Corporation, a leader in protective coatings, announces the release of SolarMax 11-70, a pure polyurea aliphatic coating that is UV and color stable, and highly resistant to humidity and substrate moisture during application.SolarMax 11-70 is a 100% solids (zero VOC) high pressure spray-applied polyurea coating that is ideal for...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Thursday May 09th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MICROCELLULAR
Lubrizol and Trexel Enter Partnership to Promote High Performance Foam Technology

The Lubrizol Corporation announces a new partnership between its Engineered Polymers business and Trexel, Inc., to be the preferred polymer supplier for Trexel's MuCell(R) foaming technology. Trexel provides world-class engineering support, training and other design and processing services, as well as the equipment and components integral to the...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CASE
BASF appoints new Polyurethane CASE distributor

BASF announced it has appointed Chemroy Canada Inc., as a Canadian distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the Coatings, Adhesives & Binders, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) market.With world-scale production facilities in Geismar, Louisiana, BASF has a strong presence in the CASE market via the direct and distribution sales channels. The addition...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday May 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Garage Storage Solutions Introduces New Product: Adding Garage Polyurea Flooring

Garage Storage Solutions, started by veteran garage specialist Chris Hall, has expanded his list of products to include polyurea coating for industrial floors and garage floors in homes.The new product, 5500, is a pure polyurea reactive two component system highly resistant to staining and hot tire marking. The 5500 product conforms to the...

Company name: Garage Storage Solutions
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification by January 1, 2015

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company has made a commitment to ensure GacoWallFoam contractors are certified under the SPFA Professional Certification Program by January 1, 2015."Gaco Western is committed to the long term health of the insulation industry and believes that...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
Spray Foam Distributors of New England Announces 2013 Northeast Spray Foam Conference

Spray Foam Distributors of New England (SFDONE) is pleased to announce the 2013 Northeast Spray Foam Conference. The 5th Annual Conference will incorporate curriculum prep and examinations for the SPFA Professional Certification Program. Additionally, SFDONE is hosting its first-ever customer appreciation event to bring the conference to a...

Company name: Spray Foam Distributors of New England
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel to showcase products for in-vehicle applications: Single-source solutions for automotive...

With the automotive industry’s fast-growing use of lightweight technologies and sustainable products, plus the ever present desire to reduce process cost, increasing attention is also now being given to innovative solutions for vehicle interiors. Taking place in Stuttgart from June 4 to June 6, “Engine Expo 2013” - Europe’s most important...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic Elastomers Market Worth $23.9 Billion by 2018

The Report "Thermoplastic Elastomers Market By Types (SBC, TPO, TPV, TPU, COPE, PEBA), Applications & Geography - Trends & Forecasts To 2018" defines and segments the global thermoplastic elastomers market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue and consumption. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for the global...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Monday May 06th, 2013

 
Lubrizol and Merquinsa Showcase Innovative Engineered Polymer Solutions at Feiplastic 2013

The Lubrizol Corporation and Merquinsa, a Lubrizol company, announce that they will be participating at Feiplastic 2013-The International Plastic Trade Fair-in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 20-24, 2013, at stand #F60. Lubrizol and Merquinsa will be showcasing their integrated portfolio of Engineered Polymer solutions.In addition to their wide-range of...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
BASF supports the wire and cable industry at Polymers in Cables 2013

BASF will present at Polymers in Cables 2013, May 14 - 15, at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, Florida. This international conference and exhibition, geared towards the plastics cable industry, brings together a wide range of participants including global supply chain leaders, cable producers, equipment manufacturers and raw material suppliers...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
The Queen of splitting machines: BSA with new features

The horizontal splitting machine with the integrated BSA de-stacking system is one of a kind and is manufactured only by Bäumer.The fully automated process of splitting, unloading and de-stacking yields very high productivity due to cutting speeds of up to 100 m/min, uniform cutting and tolerance qualities and the practically perfect alignment of...

Company name: Bäumer
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
Hasta la vista, baby! - The robot revolution in foam processing

First, robots revolutionized the automobile industry - now it‘s time for the polyurethane industry. At the Interzum trade show, Bäumer introduced an absolute first for the industry with the B-BOT.B-BOT is an industrial robot used as a handling system in a foam cutting system. The robot stands between two contour cutting machines arranged in...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Friday May 10th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
BASF partners with MOHURD to promote construction insulation materials in China

BASF today jointly organized the Technical Exchange Meeting on Building Insulation Development and Application with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) in Beijing. Officials and experts discussed industry policies, the application of construction insulation materials and fire safety. This is the first event of its kind that...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> BEND RESTRICTORS
Polyurethane Bend Restrictors for Deepwater Field in Brazil

Trelleborg has been awarded a contract to provide NOV Flexibles with 25 polyurethane (PU) vertebrae bend restrictor assemblies for static flowlines on the field development and production expansion of the Parque das Baleias oil field, offshore Brazil.Using polyurethane restrictors brings a number of significant benefits when compared with steel....

Company name: Trelleborg
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Colin Chute Joins Argotec As Senior Process Engineer

Argotec, Inc., of Greenfield, Massachusetts, today announced the appointment of Colin Chute to the position of senior process engineer for the company’s specialty film & sheet extrusion business. His responsibilities will include process development and process improvement activities across all of the company’s product lines.Mr. Chute joins Argotec...

Company name: Argotec
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
JPS Industries, Inc. Names Mikel H. Williams CEO and President

JPS Industries, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mikel H. Williams (56) as chief executive officer and president of the company, effective May 2, 2013. He succeeds Michael Fulbright , who resigned from his post on April 30, 2013. Mr. Williams most recently served as president, CEO and a director of DDi Corporation, a leading provider of...

Company name: JPS Industries
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
Univar Appoints Marco Antonio Quirino as President of Univar Brazil

Univar Inc., a leading distributor of chemistry and related innovative products and services announced today the appointment of Marco Antonio Quirino as its new president of Univar Brazil. Quirino will manage the company's Brazil business and operations and will report directly to Univar's President and Chief Executive Officer Erik Fyrwald...

Company name: Univar
Published On: Monday May 06th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polymer polyols and polymer dispersions made from vegetable oil-based hydroxyl-containing materials

Polymer polyols and dispersions are prepared by polymerizing certain starting materials in a continuous phase. The continuous phase includes a polyol containing hydroxylmethyl groups, which is derived from a fatty acid. The dispersed phase may be, for example, a vinyl polymer, a polyurea or a polyurethane-urea.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
Method to produce copolymers of tetrahydrofuran and epoxidised natural oils

The invention relates to a method to produce polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF) copolymer from plant oil by copolymerizing epoxidized oil; preferably from natural sources like animal oils and more preferably from plants oils; with tetrahydrofuran (THF), in the presence of boron trifluoride-diethylether complex or tetrafluoroboric acid to yield the desired...

Company name: Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanates

The invention provides a process for preparing isocyanates by reacting amines with phosgene, wherein the amine or a mixture of amine and a solvent is mixed in the form of an aerosol with gaseous phosgene and the amine is subsequently reacted with phosgene.

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Urethane resin, fixing member, and image forming apparatus

A urethane resin that is formed by polymerizing an acrylic resin including a hydroxyl group and an isocyanate is provided. The urethane resin has a Martens hardness of 1 N/mm.sup.2 or more and 200 N/mm.sup.2 or less at 150.degree. C. and a recovery rate of 80% or more and 100% or less at 150.degree. C.

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ORIENTED STRAND BOARD
Polyurethane laminates made with a double belt press

A fiber reinforced composite laminate with fibers generally oriented along two major axes and having a polyurethane resin matrix suitable for reinforcing wood based substrates such as trailer/container flooring, glulams, plywood, particle boards, laminated veneer lumber, and oriented strand board, is provided. The laminate is produced by pulling...

Company name: Havco Wood Products
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Lignite-based foundry resins

Described herein, in the preferred embodiment, is a leonardite-based polyurethane resin binder that may be used, among other applications, as a binder in combination with foundry aggregate, e.g., sand, for molding or casting metal parts. The binders described herein comprise a humic substance, preferably leonardite, combined with a polymerizable...

Company name: Amcol International
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
TPU laminating adhesive

A hot melt adhesive, having a viscosity from 10,000 mPas to 150,000 mPas at 140.degree. C., containing at least 75 wt % of a thermoplastic polyurethane having an average molecular weight from 5000 to 40,000 g/mol and method of making a composite film using this adhesive.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polyisocyanate-based anti-corrosion coating

Anti-corrosion coating for metallic substrates obtainable by reacting an organic polyisocyanate with a compound containing isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms at an isocyanate index of between 1000 and 5000% in the presence of a trimerisation catalyst.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Binder combinations for structural drinking water pipe coatings

The present invention relates to coating systems for the production of quick-drying structural coatings based on (cyclo)aliphatic, filler-containing prepolymers and (cyclo)aliphatic polyisocyanates as well as amino-functional polyaspartic acid esters as curing agents.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Membrane for cell expansion

A membrane which can be used for cultivating cells, in particular adherent cells. The membrane permits the adhesion and proliferation of the cells based on its specific composition comprising polyurethane. The resulting surface characteristics further permit the membrane to be used without any pre-treatment with surface modifying substances. A...

Company name: Gambro Lundia
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic/dermatological compositions comprising naphtholic acid compounds and polyurethane polymers

Cosmetic/dermatological compositions for topical application and useful for the treatment, e.g., of acne, contain, formulated into a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one naphthoic acid compound and at least one polyurethane polymer or derivative thereof, the at least one naphthoic acid compound being dispersed therein.

Company name: Galderma Research & Development
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> OPEN-CELL
Open-cell polyurethane foam and process for its manufacture

There is provided a predominantly open-cell polyurethane foam obtained from a predominantly open-cell polyurethane foam-forming reaction medium which comprises: a) at least one polyol; b) at least one polyisocyanate; c) at least one catalyst; d) water; e) a predominantly open-cell polyurethane foam-forming amount of at least one surfactant which is...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Aqueous coating composition and method for forming multilayer coating film

An object of the present invention is to provide an aqueous coating composition capable of forming a coating film having a superior finishing appearance. The present invention provides an aqueous coating composition comprising a polyester resin containing a predetermined or greater amount of long chain, straight-chain dicarboxylic acid and/or...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Interlayer adhesive, waterproof structure and waterproof construction method

An interlayer adhesive which is interposed between a waterproof layer formed from a resin-coated film and an inorganic material layer using mortar or concrete to adhere the waterproof layer and the inorganic material layer to each other, the interlayer adhesive containing a resin composition obtained by reacting (a) a base resin including an...

Company name: Dyflex
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Composition of polythiophene-based conductive polymers having high conductivity, transparency,...

The present invention relates to a polythiophene-based conductive polymer composition having high conductivity, transparency, waterproof property and durability, and a polymer membrane prepared by using the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a polythiophene-based conductive polymer composition comprising an aqueous solution of a...

Company name: SKC
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Method for retreading a heavy duty tire with a polyurethane tread

A process and method for retreading a heavy duty tire with a polyurethane tread where, after a tire carcass is inspected, cleaned and the worn tire tread is removed, the tire carcass receives a tube fitted therein and is installed in a mold cavity, between top and bottom mold rings. The mold rings each include spaced segments that inter-digitate...

Company name: Amerityre
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Solid golf ball

The invention provides a solid golf ball which has a core of at least one layer and a cover of at least one layer. At least one layer of the core is formed primarily of polybutadiene and includes at least 0.05 part by weight of a polyurethane resin powder having an average particle size of not more than 2 mm per 100 parts by weight of rubber...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polyurethane having low volume shrinkage

The invention relates to the use of solvent-free modified polyisocyanate mixtures on the basis of araliphatic diisocyanates for producing light- and weather-resistant polyurethane bodies having light refraction and low dispersion.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION- DAMPENING
Body mount assembly

A body mount for use in motor vehicles in which the mount is sandwiched between the subframe and body. The mount has an insert member with an oblong shape in the lateral displacement direction of the vehicle. The insert member is surrounded by a microcellular urethane body. The oblong shape increases the compression of the microcellular urethane...

Company name: Vibracoustic North America
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Materials, methods for production thereof and components thereof

The present invention relates to materials comprising (A) at least one rubber, (B) at least one polyimide selected from branched condensation products of (a) at least one polyisocyanate having on average more than two isocyanate groups per molecule, and (b) at least one polycarboxylic acid having at least 3 COOH groups per molecule or anhydride...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
Compositions polymerizable/crosslinkable by cationic/radical irradiation

Compositions that can be polymerized and/or crosslinked into coatings by cationic and/or radical irradiation contain at least one photoinitiator and at least one compound having at least one isocyanate function.

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Comparing corrosion protection of epoxy and polyurethane based coatings

Brazilian scientists investigated organic coatings based on epoxy and polyurethane matrices containing polyaniline doped with dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid (Pani-DBSA).The coatings were prepared and applied over steel plates (SAE 1020). The plates were submitted to salt spray chamber for up to 30 days in order to evaluate the corrosion protection...

Company name: Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Published On: Tuesday May 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Self-segregating hyperbranched polymer/silver nanoparticle hybrids in thermoplastic polyurethane...

Self-segregating hyperbranched polymer (HBP) additives have been utilized to concentrate silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) at the air interface of polyurethane films. The limited spontaneous surface migration of the AgNPs was enhanced through the addition of appropriately functionalized HBPs. Both amine and thiol terminated additives were employed to...

Company name: United States Army Research Laboratory
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane composites prepared from mechanochemically activated waste cotton fabric...

In this study, thermoplastic polyurethane (PU) composites were successfully prepared from waste cotton fabric (WCF) and reclaimed PU foam derived from the shoe manufacturing industry through melt mixing. A pan-mill-type mechanochemical reactor made in our laboratory was applied to determine the mechanochemical activation of WCF. The intramolecular...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Properties of the modified cellulosic fabrics using polyurethane acrylate copolymers

Polyurethane acrylate copolymers (PAC) were synthesized via emulsion polymerization following three step synthesis process using toluene-2,4-diisocyanate, hydroxy terminated poly(caprolactone) diol, 2-hydroxyethylacrylate (HEA) and butyl acrylate (BuA). Structural characteristics of the synthesized polyurethane acrylate copolymer (PAC) were studied...

Company name: GC University Lahore
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
Synthesis and evaluation of mechanical and thermal properties of segmented condensation...

Condensation polyurethanes with different hard segment (HS) content were prepared by condensation reaction of urea, phenol sulphonic acid and formaldehyde and tested for their mechanical, physical and thermal properties. Obtained polyurethane (PUR) films were first heated at 50°C for 120 min and then treated at 135°C for 15 min or 160°C for 10...

Company name: Technical University of Radom
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
Total replacement of solvent in polyurethane synthesis using carbon dioxide soluble...

This work demonstrates catalytic synthesis of polyurethanes using 1,3-dichlorodistannoxane catalysts (1) in carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon dioxide expanded liquids (CXL). Catalytic polyurethane synthesis was also performed in pure organic solvent (dimethylformamide) for comparison. In this study, mainly, 4, 4′-methylene-bis-(phenyl...

Company name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
Synthesis of UV-curable hyperbranched polyurethane (meth)acrylate oligomers via thiol-ene “click”...

First, the second-generation hyperbranched poly(amine-ester) (G2-OH) was successfully prepared by thiol-ene “click” chemistry. Subsequently, a series of photosensitive hyperbranched oligomers (G2-ORs) were synthesized by facile modifications of the G2-OH with acryloyl chloride, methacryloyl chloride, IPDI-HEA, and IPDI-HEMA, respectively. The...

Company name: Shaanxi University of Technology
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
Synthesis and characterization of hyperbranched polyurethanes via monomeric A2 plus monomeric B3...

The monomeric A2 plus monomeric B3 approach was employed to prepare hyperbranched polyurethanes (HBPUs) based on 4,4′-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate and trimethylolpropane with the molecular weights ranging from 20,000 to 59,800 g mol−1. Through controlling the concentration and stoichiometric ratio of monomers, gel was successfully...

Company name: Jiaotong University
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Hypothesis-based weight-of-evidence evaluation of the human carcinogenicity of toluene diisocyanate

Humans are exposed to toluene diisocyanate (TDI) primarily through inhalation in workplaces where it is produced or used. It is classified as a possible human carcinogen, based primarily on increased tumor incidences in rodents treated with TDI by oral gavage. We used the hypothesis-based weight-of-evidence (HBWoE) method to conduct a novel...

Company name: the International Isocyanate Institute
Published On: Monday May 13th, 2013

 
 

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