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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Global Polyols and Polyurethane Markets are Expected to Reach USD 22.6 Billion and USD 66.4 Billion...

Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Polyols (Polyether and Polyester) and Polyurethanes (Rigid foam, Flexible foam, CASE) Market For Furniture, Construction, Electronics & Appliances, Automotive, Footwear and Packaging - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," which...

Company name: Transparency Market Research
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame quencher offers less toxic approach to fighting fire

A new fire-retardant coating suppresses flames without the toxic effects of some commercially used flame retardants. Torch a piece of furniture foam that’s been dipped in the coating and the flame smolders and snuffs out, new experiments show.“The fire just can’t keep going,” says materials scientist Jaime Grunlan of Texas A&M University in College...

Company name: Texas A&M University
Published On: Tuesday May 14th, 2013

 
Albemarle and Senze Meilu form mineral flame retardant joint venture

Albemarle Corporation and Senze Meilu Company, of Shanxi, China, announced today that the two companies have signed definitive agreements to establish a joint venture company in Lvliang, Shanxi. Upon final approval from the relevant government authorities in China, the venture, Albemarle Senze Chemicals (Shanxi) Company, Ltd., will build and...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIOXIDANTS
Chinaplas 2013: BASF celebrates 50 years of Irganox®1010

At Chinaplas 2013 BASF is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Irganox® 1010, the antioxidant that transformed the plastic industry by significantly extending the shelf-life of polypropylene in high-heat applications, and more recently has been extended to the Customer Specific Blends concept. As the flagship product of the Irganox® family,...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
World Bank supports Vietnam in phasing out ozone depleting substances

A project on phasing out Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) -- ozone-depleting substances -- in the 2013-2015 periods has been launched by the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in cooperation with the World Bank (WB), local media reported on Monday.Accordingly, in Phase 1, the WB will provide Vietnam with 9.7 million U.S....

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday May 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
New Expahen Polycard based Urethane Resin System

This innovative Exaphen Polycard based resin system for infusion applications is currently commercially available in the USA, distributed by our partner CTS, and will be available in the UK in the next month, distributed by Elmira. This urethane based resin system has superior processing properties and impact strength resistance. Mainly, two...

Company name: Elmira
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Radiation-cured coatings: modest growth in Europe and North America

The global consumption of radiation-cured coatings, inks and adhesives was 868 million pounds in 2012 worth USD 4,495 million.The largest outlet was coatings with 78 % of the volume and 58 % of the value. Wood and overprints are the leading coating end uses taking nearly three-quarters of the volume and 60 % of the dollars, according to a just...

Company name: Kusumgar, Nerlfi and Growney
Published On: Thursday May 16th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
GacoWallFoam 183M Awarded GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company’s GacoWallFoam 183M Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation has been awarded UL Environment’s GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications, signifying that samples of 183M have been tested and certified to be in compliance with stringent chemical...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

 
Polyurethane Spray Foams act as insulation and sealant

Able to replace 2001 NB foam, DuraTite™ 2.0 polyurethane spray foam (SPF) is 245fa-blown, 2.0 lb closed cell roofing and thermal insulation that has 3% bio-based content and 3% pre-consumer recycled content. R-value is 6.3 and 26 at 1 and 4 in., respectively. Primarily used in agricultural or industrial structures, BioSeal™ 3.0 and 6.0 are SPF...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
3M introduces Wind Blade Protection PU Coating

Awareness is growing in the wind industry about the severe impact that erosion on the leading edge of wind blades can have on turbine output. Erosion can lead to a significant loss in annual energy production, costing owners and operators thousands of dollars. Blade repair and protection can help provide significant annual energy production...

Company name: 3M Renewable Energy Division
Published On: Thursday May 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Waterborne Coatings - Methods, Benefits and Applications

Waterborne coatings use water as a solvent to disperse a resin, thus making these coatings eco-friendly and easy to apply. In most cases, waterborne coatings contain up to 80% water with small quantities of other solvents, such as glycol ethers. These coatings are also known to be environment-friendly as US and European regulations require...

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Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
H.B. Fuller Enters the Electronic and Assembly Materials Market with a New "Eco-system" Approach

H.B. Fuller Company, a leading global adhesives provider with over 125 years of expertise and cutting-edge technologies, announced that the company is entering the growing electronics and assembly materials market with a total solutions "eco-system" approach that includes materials, processes and equipment support from the concept phase to the...

Company name: H.B. Fuller Company
Published On: Thursday May 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FOAM TAPE
Urethane Foam Tape prevents window delamination

Intended for OEMs that design and manufacture smartphones and tablets, PORON® Foam Tape offers solution for display bonding and impact protection. Product combines bond strength, compression set resistance, and dimensional stability to prevent window floating. In addition, tape delivers optimized water-sealing performance, passing Rogers IPX7...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers Showcases Latest Medical Products at CHINAPLAS 2013

The Lubrizol Corporation’s LifeScience Polymers business will showcase its advanced wound care tapes, films and dressings, as well as its non-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) medical technologies for IV tubes, medical bags and medical garments/drapes at the 2013 CHINAPLAS International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries on May 20-23 in Pazhou,...

Company name: Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Johnson Controls Automotive Seating receives Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, a global leader in automotive seating and seat components, was recently recognized by Manufacturing Executive, a global association for manufacturing executives, with its Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award in the Global Value Chain category. Johnson Controls was honored for implementing a new business...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
MISUMI Introduces MSA Series Belt Drive Actuators

MISUMI USA, Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc., announces the introduction of its new MSA Series Belt Drive Actuators, a highly versatile addition to the company’s comprehensive line of linear motion components used in the assembly of industrial machinery and factory automation systems.Designed to optimize...

Company name: Misumi USA
Published On: Tuesday May 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
New water-resistance test method for footwear

A new test method and machine designed by SATRA is set to change the way footwear is tested for water resistance. The new TM444 test method and test machine STM 640 can evaluate resistance to non-flex induced water penetration in all footwear products in just over ten minutes, and without causing damage to the materials or product.This makes TM444...

Company name: Satra
Published On: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
KraussMaffei successfully consolidates market position in China

The SkinForm process will be the major focus at the KraussMaffei booth (Hall 5.1, Booth J41) at the Chinaplas trade fair in Guangzhou from May 20 to 23, 2013. Thermoplastic injection molded parts with a high-quality polyurethane (PUR) surface finish will be produced in a manufacturing cell. Local production of MX series injection molding machines...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
PTTGC seeks co-investment with Sinochem in China

PTT Global Chemical is keen to join with China's Sinochem to set up a petrochemical plant in that country, said Anon Sirisaengtaksin, chief executive officer of PTTGC.He made the remark on Tuesday before going to China to discuss a possible collaboration between PTTGC and Sinochem International. The two companies recently signed a memorandum of...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical
Published On: Thursday May 16th, 2013

 
Judge orders Dow Chemical to pay $1.2 billion in price-fixing case

A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, ordered Dow Chemical Co on Wednesday to pay $1.2 billion in a price-fixing case involving chemicals used to make foam products in cars, furniture and packaging, according to court documents.Dow was one of several chemical company defendants named in a 2005 class action lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to fix...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday May 16th, 2013

 
COIM Brazil completes the expansion of its industrial site

COIM Brazil Ltda,, a fully owned subsidiary of the global polyurethane chemical producer COIM spa, announces today it has successfully completed the expansion of its production site located in Vinhedo, Brazil.“This expansion includes additional capacity for flexible packaging adhesives (Novacote) as well Cast Elastomers (Imuthane) and special...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Tuesday May 14th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Argotec Adds Two New Manufacturers' Representatives

Argotec, Inc., of Greenfield Massachusetts, a leading extruder of high-performance thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film and sheet, today announced the addition of two new manufacturers’ representatives to serve the company’s customers and sales prospects in the western United States. CJG Material Solutions, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, will...

Company name: Argotec
Published On: Sunday May 19th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Enhanced oligomeric polyols and polymers made therefrom

Enhanced oligomeric polyols are reported. The enhanced oligomeric polyols may be prepared by a method comprising the steps of: (a) providing an oligomeric polyol that comprises at least one glycerol fatty acid ester having at least one glycerol fatty acid ester bond; wherein at least 5% of the ethyldenyl groups (*C.dbd.C*) in the glycerol fatty...

Company name: Cargill, Incorporated
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for treating residues from the production of isocyanates

This invention relates to a process for working up residues from production of isocyanates. This process involves hydrolyzing residues from production of at least one isocyanate with water to form a hydrolysis product, and processing the hydrolysis product within an extruder or a kneader having a heat transfer surface, to form a mixed product...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Polymeric pigment systems and methods

A composition useful as an inkjet ink is described as well as methods of making the composition. The composition includes a pigment and a polymer and the polymer may include a polyurethane. The composition exhibits properties that make it useful in thermal and piezo inkjet applications.

Company name: Cabot Corporation
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Cold-pressed mats of lignocellulosic material having improved cold tack and a process for their...

Cold-pressed mats of lignocellulosic material having a Push Off Test extension equal to at least 85% of that of a mat made with a urea-formaldehyde resin are produced from a lignocellulosic material and binder system. These mats are produced at ambient temperature by separately adding each component of the binder system to the lignocellulosic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Method of manufacturing shoes and shoes

The method of manufacturing shoes of the present invention comprises a pre-step of heating a following reactive hot-melt adhesive to melt it and providing the melted adhesive on a joining surface of at least one adherend, an ultraviolet treating step of irradiating the adhesive with ultraviolet light having irradiation energy more than 100...

Company name: Asics
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
Hot-melt adhesive comprising ionic groups

Discussed are hot-melt adhesives that can be cross-linked by radiation. The adhesives comprise more than 30%, relative to the hot-melt adhesive, of at least one polyurethane polymer which contains at least one reactive group that can be polymerized by radiation.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polyurethane coating agent

The invention relates to a component set for producing a polyurethane coating agent that can be cured by a chemical isocyanate reaction, at least comprising (A) a liquid reaction component A containing the polyhydroxyl compound of the polyurethane binder, (B) a liquid reaction component B containing the polyisocyanate for cross-linking the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Radiation curable aqueous compositions

The present invention relates to a radiation curable aqueous composition comprising at least one ethylenically unsaturated polymer (1) which is the reaction product of a water-dispersible (meth)acrylic polymer A containing pendant hydroxyl or isocyanate groups, and containing pendant groups capable to render the polymer dispersible in aqueous...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Primer and laminate including resin coating film containing the same

The present invention provides a primer for a laminate for packaging having print suitability, such as excellent transfer properties of printing ink and dot reproducibility, high adhesive properties, excellent storage stability for a long period of time under highly humid conditions, and acid resistance which are obtained by improving adhesion...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Polyurethane spraying system used to minimize emissions of a polyisocyanate

A polyurethane spraying system minimizes emissions of a polyisocyanate while spraying a mixture of a polyisocyanate and a resin composition onto a surface. The system includes a first reactant supply tank including the resin composition. The system also includes a second reactant supply tank including the polyisocyanate. The system further includes...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS
Process for producing rigid foamed synthetic resin

A process for producing a rigid foamed synthetic resin, which comprises reacting a polyol mixture (P) containing a polyol (A) and a polyol (B) and a polyisocyanate compound (I) in the presence of a blowing agent containing water, a catalyst, a foam stabilizer and a flame retardant. The polyol (A) is a polyether polyol having a hydroxyl value of...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biodegradable polyurethane/urea compositions

The present invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane/urea polymeric compositions that are capable of in-vivo curing with low heat generation to form materials suitable for use in scaffolds in tissue engineering applications such as bone and cartilage repair. The polymers are desirably flowable and injectable and can support...

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Metalized fibrous composite sheet with olefin coating

A composite sheet comprises a substrate and a multi-layer coating on its outer surface, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes a olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. The function of the polymeric layer...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
Method for coating a metal or plastic substrate, coating that can be obtained therefrom, and coated...

A method for coating an uncoated or precoated metallic or plastics substrate by (a) applying an aqueous coating composition (W) whose constituents are free or substantially free from blocked isocyanate groups, which comprises an aqueous dispersion of an epoxide-amine adduct, and which comprises either no crosslinking agent or one or more nonblocked...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
Method for producing metalized fibrous composite sheet with olefin coating

A composite sheet is manufactured by depositing a multi-layer coating on the outer surface of a substrate, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes a olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. After the...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Clearcoat composition for use in waterborne basecoat-clearcoat composite coatings

A process for forming a color-clear multilayer coating on a substrate is disclosed. The basecoat is a waterborne coating and the clear topcoat is isocyanate containing and comprises a polyene and a polythiol. The isocyanate can be present as a separate component or can be an isocyanate-functional polyene.

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Compositions comprising siloxane copolymers

Polyurea/urethane silicone elastomers with improved properties are obtained by addition of solid polyurea/urethane silicone low molecular weight oligomers.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Method for preparing polymeric sheets derived from polyisocyanates

Described is a method of preparing a cured, non-elastomeric polymeric sheet derived from a polyisocyanate. The method comprises the following steps: combining a first component and second, separate component to form a reaction mixture; introducing the reaction mixture into a preheated sheet mold at a certain minimum fill rate, allowing the reaction...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Rotatable cervical pillow for heavy equipment and other vehicles

A rotatable circular crossection cervical pillow is manually rotated in a continuous fashion as desired by a person whenever a fresh clean contact spot is sought, or a contact spot of variable support is sought, while the pillow is still attached to a seat back. The rotatable pillow is a cylinder of medium and/or firm high density polyurethane...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Coating compositions for golf balls and coated golf balls

A coating composition for a golf ball and a coated golf ball are disclosed. The coating composition comprises a polyurethane and a boron-containing compound that improves the adhesion of the coating to a printed image.

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for producing siloxane copolymers with urethane-sulphonamido linking groups

Readily emulsifyable silicone copolymers containing urethanesulfonamido linking groups are prepared by reacting a hydroxyl-functional organic polymer with a halo- or pseudohalo-sulfonyl isocyanate, and then reacting the halo- or pseudohalo-sulfonyl product with an organopolysiloxane bearing aminoalkyl groups, preferably in stoichiometric excess.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
Carbodiimide compound and compositions for rendering substrates oil and water repellent

The invention relates to a carbodiimide compound or mixture of carbodiimide compounds derived from a carbodiimidization reaction of at least one oligomer having at least one isocyanate group and comprising at least two repeating units deriving from one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday May 17th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Influence of emulsifiers on the characteristics of polyurethane structures used as drug carrier

Emulsifiers have a significant role in the emulsion polymerization by reducing the interfacial tension thus increasing the stability of colloidal dispersions of polymer nanostructures. This study evaluates the impact of four emulsifiers on the characteristics of polyurethane hollow structures used as drug delivery system.ResultsPolyurethane (PU)...

Company name: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Synthesis of organophosphorus modified nanoparticles and their reinforcements on the fire safety and...

Novel organophosphorus modified nanoparticles (FRs-nanoparticles) were synthesized by the hydrolysis and condensation of both 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide modified vinyl trimethoxy silane (DOPO-VTS) and 3-triethoxysilylpropylamine. FRs-nanoparticles were incorporated into the polyurea matrix in different ratios via in situ...

Company name: University of Science and Technology of China
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DENTAL RESIN COMPOSITE
Properties of experimental urethane dimethacrylate-based dental resin composite blocks obtained via...

The aim of this study was to use high-pressure high-temperature (HP/HT) polymerization to produce urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA)–triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) based resin composite blocks (RCB) suitable for dental computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM) applications and to compare their physical/mechanical properties to those of a...

Company name: Université Paris Descartes
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> MOISTURE CURABLE
High performance moisture cured poly(ether–urethane) amide coatings based on renewable resource...

New moisture cured poly(ether-urethane) amide coatings show improved hardness, impact, gloss, water and chemical resistance compared to unmodified polyetheramide coatings. Moreover, the new coatings are based on renewable resources (cottonseed oil). Researchers from the Department of Chemical Technology and the Department of Polymer Chemistry at...

Company name: North Maharashtra University
Published On: Thursday May 16th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Modeling the microstructurally dependent mechanical properties of poly(ester-urethane-urea)s

Poly(ester-urethane-urea) (PEUU) is one of many synthetic biodegradable elastomers under scrutiny for biomedical and soft tissue applications. The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of the experimental parameters on mechanical properties of PEUUs following exposure to different degrading environments, similar to that of the human...

Company name: University of Arizona
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Nanoscale Thermal Analysis of Automobile Coatings Using nano-TA Thermal Probe from Anasys...

Organic polymeric materials are widely used as coatings in a variety of markets and applications, primarily to improve surface properties, appearance and performance. These applications are becoming more sophisticated, and due to the multivariate nature of coatings, their decreased dimensions often produce layers of polymers having different...

Company name: Anasys Instruments
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Development of heat-resistant anticorrosion urethane siloxane paints

Urethane siloxane binders and traditional anticorrosion pigments can be combined to form anticorrosion paints.Researchers from the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering and the Key Laboratory of Beijing City on Preparation and Processing of Novel Polymer Material at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (Beijing, China) have...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday May 20th, 2013

 
 

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