Issue-365 - June 17, 2013   Recommend
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The European Union is calling for a significant reduction in vehicle emissions by 2020. In addition to more energy-efficient drive systems such as hybrid or electrical drive engineering and alternative fuels, weight reduction will be one of the key factors in the achievement of such ambitious goals. After all, just 100kilograms less weight...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Evonik launches New Dispersant for Solventborne High-End Applications

TEGO® Dispers 672 is the new wetting and dispersing additive for high quality pigment concentrates, car repair coatings, plastic coatings and industrial coatings. It provides superior color strength and transparency in pigment concentrates and coatings with both organic and carbon black pigments. In addition, TEGO® Dispers 672 works well with many...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Air Products Airase™ SSDL™ Defoamer Line Receives 2013 Ringier Coatings Technology Innovation Awards...

Air Products, a leading global supplier of performance materials, has won the 2013 Ringier Coatings Technology Innovation Awards for its new Airase™ Structured Siloxane Defoamer Line (SSDL™ Defoamers). As a global leader of water-based technology for specialty additives, Air Products has received this prestigious award for the third consecutive...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Ferro to expand non-phthalate plasticizers production

Ferro Corporation has recently announced that it will add significantly to its plasticizer product offerings by installing new dibenzoates production capability at its operations in Antwerp, Belgium.The Antwerp project is designed to provide annual production capacity of 28,000 metric tons of dibenzoates, a non-phthalate, fast-fusing plasticizer....

Company name: Ferro
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Toyo Ink launches new line of packaging inks and laminating adhesives

Toyo Ink and Toyo-Morton has jointly launched a new series of gravure inks and laminating adhesives for the food packaging market.In recent years, ensuring food safety and hygiene has become a priority topic as the food package printing industry becomes increasingly aware of environmental health and food safety issues, shifting away from...

Company name: Toyo Ink
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

BASF’s Joncryl FLX 5200 Polyurethane Dispersion for Flexible Packaging Applications

BASF has introduced Joncryl® FLX 5200, a new innovation in water-based polymer technology for flexible packaging applications.Film printing inks based on Joncryl® FLX 5200 polyurethane dispersion, the newest addition to BASF’s FLX portfolio of products specifically for flexible packaging, exhibits:- high lamination bond strength balanced with good...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Researchers Develop Special Foams to Plug and Heal Aneurysms

The same type of stuff that protects your new carefully packaged electronics from unfortunate drops could soon protect your brain from potentially fatal aneurysms, thanks to a team of biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University.Vascular aneurysms are typically treated by clipping them or implanting platinum coils or stents within to reduce...

Company name: Texas A&M University
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

ECJ‘s June issue out now

The current European Coatings JOURNAL features technical papers on protective wood coatings, waterborne coatings, epoxy coatings and nanotechnology.Nowadays a lot of people talk about innovation, and a lot of people describe themselves, their products or their processes as innovative. So it comes as no surprise that coating producers claim to be...

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Published On: Monday June 10th, 2013

AkzoNobel scores coatings success at Confederations Cup

AkzoNobel has supplied high performance coatings systems for half of the stadiums being used at this month's FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil.Being staged from June 15 to 30, the three stadiums to feature the company’s coatings are the famous Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, the Estádio Nacional in Brasília (which will host the...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Tuesday June 11th, 2013

PPG Researchers Helping to Develop Non-isocyanate Liquid Coatings for Military

The U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program has awarded $1.071 million to PPG Industries' Allison Park, Pa., Coatings Innovation Center (CIC) to help develop non-isocyanate liquid coatings that meet military specifications.The funding will support the development of many coating chemistries that can be...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Damaged Roof of Fitness Center Gets Restored With Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

It's hard to get a good workout in with water leaking on you. This was a predicament the owners of an Ontario fitness center faced as their old roof system had deteriorated to the point where fractures caused by pooled water had been formed, which gave way to severe leaking and, consequently, a loss of some gym's customers. Finally, Eco Comfort...

Company name: Eco Comfort
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Rhino introduces Hybrid 11-50 Modified Polyurea

Rhino Linings Corporation, a leader in protective coatings, announces the release of Rhino Hybrid 11-50, a polyurea/polyurethane hybrid elastomeric coating that has both high tensile strength and good resistance to humidity and substrate moisture during application. "We know that our success in the industrial sector comes from providing...

Company name: Rhino Industrial
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

A sustainable PUR innovation

Thanks to its low density, the new high-performance elastic adhesive Teroson PU 8590 LD for direct glazing and assembly work in vehicle construction enables manufacturers to achieve a significant reduction in vehicle weight. The use of the new PUR adhesive from Henkel in the production and repair shop thus helps to cut emissions and save fuel.New...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Tough Tracker Selects Intertronics' Polyurethane Resin for Potting Compound

Tough Tracker was established to counter a problem in the scrap metal market – of not knowing where scrap bins (skips, etc.) are located if they get lost or stolen. Electronic tracking devices need to be both robust and with good battery life.The Tough Tracker solution was developed with a high tech composite casing (Formula 1 grade, stronger than...

Company name: Intertronics
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

OSV Technologiya develops Low-cost machine for processing polyurethane foam

This week, on request of our customers from Ukraine, OSV Technologiya engineers have successfully completed their work on the project for producing the specialized mixing and casting low-pressure machine OSV L10 for casting of various polyurethane foams - rigid, viscous, elastic, integrated and memory foams.The key technical features of the machine...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

World premiere from KraussMaffei underlines the company's technological leadership in the...

KraussMaffei will present a world premiere at this year's K 2013 (October 16 to 23, 2013, Hall 15, Booth B27 / C24 / C27 / D24). During a live demonstration, a production cell will produce carbon fiber-reinforced series components with a polyurethane (PUR) matrix for a sports car. One other special aspect - the components come out of the mold with...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

KraussMaffei set to present a barrage of products at K 2013 for reaction process machinery customers

KraussMaffei will present a large number of product innovations for polyurethane (PUR) processing at the K 2013 in Düsseldorf (October 16 to 23, 2013, Hall 15 (B27 / C24 / C27 / D24)). The range of products will extend from the new universal mold carrier and optimized metering technology through to innovative detailed solutions for mixing heads in...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

KraussMaffei will present its proven SpinForm technology on a machine from the GX series for the...

KraussMaffei now also offers the GX series for multicomponent technology with the GX SpinForm encompassing a swivel-plate design and is significantly expanding the field of application as a result. At the K 2013 trade show in Düsseldorf, a GX 550 SpinForm will produce components made from thermoplastic and polyurethane with a premium-quality...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Thursday June 13th, 2013

New product samples from rigid polyurethane foams - Rollers for metal-plastic windows and doors

Last week the technologists of OSV Technologiya company have successfully completed a project for the production of new samples of rollers from polyurethane foam for metal-plastic windows and doors by the request of our Ukrainian customers.All works are realized by means of the compact mixing and casting machine OSV Mini AB. Casting forms are...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Polyurethane Dekolast 3 for production of fishing tackles - A new application of OSV Technologiya...

The casting polyurethane Dekolast 3, OSV Technologiya product, has found another successful application - production of various tackles for fishing the large species.Polyurethane Dekolast 3 is characterized by excellent quality, great mechanical properties, it may be coloured as it's necessary, and this makes it the most suitable material for the...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday June 07th, 2013

Bamboo Skateboards Launches Eco-Friendly Wheels

Bamboo Skateboards, the sustainable skateboard manufacturer and brand, has released a new line of eco-friendly downhill wheels. The Blur wheels are just as they sound: FAST! The wheels have a square lip design to help with control at high speeds and will be paired with the company’s pintail and directional drop through longboard shapes. They are...

Company name: Bamboo Skateboards
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

New polyurethane formulation to improve slurry-pumping capability

Polyurethane product manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) is working closely with the mining industry to create abrasion-resistant polyurethane body liners and impellers for slurry pumps, which will extend the pumps’ product life, UMP CEO Trevor Carolin tells Mining Weekly.In 2011, UMP launched a new polyurethane formulation, the UMP131,...

Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

AutomationDirect's Tubing and Fittings Models for NITRA Line

Available in 100-ft. and 250-ft. lengths, NITRA 16mm polyurethane tubing has a shore A 98 hardness rating, provides tight outside diameter tolerance and has superior kink resistance. The ether-based tubing provides excellent hydrolysis, oil and cold resistance.NITRA brass adapter fittings and plugs are available in 10 different styles to meet most...

Company name: AutomationDirec
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Arizona Polymer Flooring Announces Daniel Owen as President, CEO

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, is pleased to announce Daniel Owen now serves as president and chief executive officer. He will oversee the strategic direction of the company, including the development of new product lines and expansion into new markets.Owen started...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

2013 Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame inductions

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) announced the induction of two new members to the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame. Housed virtually at PFA's website, it recognises individuals and corporations that have significantly contributed to the growth and betterment of the flexible PU foam industry in North America.Graham Walmsley, inducted...

Company name: the Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Dur-A-Flex Adds to Business Development Group, Expands Architectural, Facility Owner Reach

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has named Lee C. Nabb Business Development Manager, Midwest. Nabb’s appointment adds additional muscle to Dur-A-Flex’s Business Development Group helping to further extend its architectural reach by targeting specifiers from Western...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

National Coatings Welcomes Rich Sielaff as a Technical Sales Representative

National Coatings Corporation (NCC), a leading manufacturer and supplier of durable, energy efficient, elastomeric roof coatings and systems for commercial and industrial buildings, announces Rich Sielaff has joined the organization.Sielaff joins National Coatings in the position of a Technical Sales Representative for the Southern California...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Tuesday June 11th, 2013

Argotec owners sell to Chicago firm

Argotec Inc., the plastic-film manufacturer that has seen rapid growth over the past six years at the Interstate 91 Industrial Park, has been purchased by a Chicago-based private-equity firm, Wing Point Partners, company officials announced Wednesday.The company, founded in 1988 by Richard Barnes and Steven Wolkenbreit, employs about 150 workers at...

Company name: Argotec, Inc
Published On: Thursday June 13th, 2013

BioAmber and IMCD sign distribution agreement for resins & coatings

IMCD is now distributing BioAmber’s bio-based succinic acid "Bio-SA” in the Benelux, France, Iberia, Germany, Poland, South East Europe, Switzerland and the United Kingdom & Ireland, targeting customers in the resins and coatings market.BioAmber is a supplier of bio-based succinic acid and currently supplies this product from a production facility...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

BASF opens advanced Refinish Competence Center in Cesano Maderno, Italy

BASF Coatings, BASF Group’s company specialized in paints and coatings industry, opened a new training center for automotive refinishing in Cesano Maderno, Italy. The new Refinish Competence Center (RCC) will offer customers an opportunity to learn, practice and fully master the use of BASF´s automotive refinish products. The training offer...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday June 11th, 2013

Croda Acquires Specialty Products Business from Arizona Chemical

Croda International Plc. announces that it has completed the acquisition of the Specialty Products business of Arizona Chemical of Jacksonville, FL, USA. The acquisition brings Croda a portfolio of class leading oil gelling polymers, further expanding Croda’s footprint in the polymers arena, while strengthening Croda’s position as leaders in...

Company name: Croda International
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Thickeners based on polyurethane

Thickeners, which are based on an aqueous preparation of nonionic water-dispersible or water-soluble polyurethanes, it being possible to produce these polyurethanes by reacting (a) one or more hydrophilic polyols (a) which contain, per molecule, at least two OH groups and at least two functional groups which are selected from the functions --O--...

Company name: Cognis
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Foams and articles made from foams containing 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1233ZD)

The present invention relates to polyurethane foams having a polymeric foam structure including a plurality of closed cells therein; and an HFO or HCFO blowing agent, including HCFO-1233zd. In certain aspects, the present invention relates to foam premixes, and the resulting foam structures, that include HCFO-1233zd as blowing agent used alone, or...

Company name: Honeywell International Inc.
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Biobased polyols for potential use as flame retardants in polyurethane and polyester applications

The invention provides for new flame retardant non-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) based polyols; oligomers and polymers made from these new polyols with flame retardation properties; and methods of using them as a part or all of the flame retardation composition/material, such as foams and binders.

Company name: Battelle Memorial Institute
Published On: Sunday June 16th, 2013

Process for the preparation of polyol mixtures

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of polyol mixtures comprising polyether carbonate polyol and polyol containing urethane groups, characterized in that (i) in a first step one or more alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide are added on to one or more H-functional starter substances in the presence of at least one DMC catalyst...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Method for producing isocyanate

The invention relates to a process for preparing an isocyanate, which involves contacting fluid streams of amine, phosgene and inert medium in at least one mixing device, such that an inert medium stream is metered at least between one amine stream and one phosgene stream within the mixing device, and then reacting an amine with phosgene in a...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Isocyanate-terminated prepolymer

An isocyanate-terminated prepolymer having three components. The first component is 30-60 wt % polymerized residues of a first polyol containing a substituent of formula (I) ##STR00001## attached via a carbon-carbon single bond to a saturated carbon atom in a fatty acid hydrocarbyl group; wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are esterified residues of...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Aqueous polyurethane resin, hydrophilic resin, and film

An aqueous polyurethane resin is prepared by reaction of an isocyanate group-terminated prepolymer with a chain extender containing polyamine. The isocyanate group-terminated prepolymer is obtained by reaction of at least a polyisocyanate containing 50 wt % or more of a non-multiple ring polyisocyanate that does not contain an aromatic ring and an...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Multilayer laminated articles including poly(ureaurethane) layers and methods of making the same

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: Monday June 17th, 2013

Low VOC aqueous compositions of acrylic-urethane block copolymers

The present invention provides compositions that enable excellent hardness and UV resistance in coating applications, the compositions containing one or more acrylic-urethane block copolymer having as copolymerized units one or more acrylic monomer, which acrylic monomers are polymerized into a polyurethane backbone polymer. The compositions may be...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane-based polymers and their manufacture

This invention is related to the use of polyurethane-based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an extended period of time and methods of manufactures thereof. The device is very biocompatible and biostable, and is useful as an implant in patients (humans and animals) for the delivery of...

Company name: Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Brush polymer and medical use thereof

The present disclosure provides a brush polymer, including: a linear polymer main chain; and brush structural side chains, including: a hydrophobic molecular branch, and a hydrophilic molecular branch and/or an anti-biofilm/or an anti-microbial molecular branch, wherein the linear polymer main chain is conjugated to the side chains by covalent...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Stabilised prostaglandin composition

A pharmaceutical delivery device, such as a suppository or pessary, comprises a synthetic prostaglandin PGE.sub.1 analogue (e.g. misoprostol) in a solid polyurethane hydrogel. The polyurethane is either linear or cross-linked.

Company name: Ferring
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Amino acid derivatives and absorbable polymers therefrom

The present invention relates to the discovery of new class of hydrolysable amino acid derivatives and absorbable polyester amides, polyamides, polyepoxides, polyureas and polyurethanes prepared therefrom. The resultant absorbable polymers are useful for drug delivery, tissue engineering, tissue adhesives, adhesion prevention, bone wax...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane materials with controlled hydrophobic to hydrophilic ratio...

The biocompatible, biodegradable materials in the solid and/or liquid form are based on segmented linear polyurethanes and/or segmented crosslinked polyurethanes based on A) one or more biocompatible polyols susceptible to hydrolytic and/or enzymatic degradation having a molecular weight of 100 to 20,000 dalton and a number of active hydroxyl...

Company name: DePuy Sythes Products
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

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: Monday June 17th, 2013

Silicone copolymers with pendant alkyl radicals attached via allyl glycidyl ether and related...

The present invention relates to silicone copolymers of the formula (I) which are obtained by reaction of siloxanes having SiH groups with specific compounds having one or more groups reactive toward SiH groups, especially groups having C--C multiple bonds, and optionally at least one OH group, compositions comprising these silicone copolymers, a...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Method for making resilient low density polyurethane foam low compression sets

Molded flexible polyurethane foam is made from a polyol mixture that contains a dispersion of polymer particles in one or more polyether polyols of a particular type and one or more high functionality, high-ethylene oxide polyols which have an average oxyethylene content of from 26 to 100% by weight, an average hydroxyl equivalent weight of from...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Washable viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foams

A process for producing viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foams having an air flow value of at least 1 dm.sup.3/s is provided. A polymeric compound having isocyanate-reactive groups in addition to a polyisocyanate is used in the process. The viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foam obtained by such a process and the use of such polyurethane foams...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Highly insulating polyurethane foam and method for manufacturing same

The rigid polyurethane foam includes thermally expandable fine particles disposed between two or more adjacent cells, so as to be exposed to the inside and/or the outside of a unit cell, and a filler which is dispersed on the surface of the thermally expandable fine particles and/or on the inner and/or outer surfaces of the unit cell. The cells of...

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Coil-coated spectrally selective coatings on copper or aluminum with pigments modified by aminsilane...

In a method of manufacturing TSSS and TISS coatings applied onto substrates of copper or aluminum, inorganic pigments are functionalized by aminosilane. The functionalized pibment are used for making paints, which after the coil-coating onto the substrate form the coatings. For the functionalization, the pigment is dispersed in a solution of an...

Company name: Alanod Aluminium-Veredlung
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Roofing system including insulation and cover boards

A roofing system includes a plurality of insulation boards adapted for overlying a roof deck to form a layer of insulation, and a plurality of cover boards adapted for overlying the layer of insulation. Each insulation board includes a polymer foam material having a first density. Each cover board includes a material including polyisocyanurate, the...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Fire resistant wood products

The present disclosure is directed generally towards fire-resistant wood products and formulations for fire-resistant coatings. In some embodiments, the disclosure includes a fire-resistant coating comprising an aromatic isocyanate (present in a quantity ranging from about 15% to about 39%), castor oil (present in a quantity ranging from about 37%...

Company name: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Use of aqueous polyurethane dispersions for composite foil lamination

The use of aqueous polyurethane dispersions is described for composite foil lamination, where at least 10% by weight of the polyurethane derives from at least one amorphous polyester polyol.

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Bonded micro cellular urethane suspension component

The present invention provides a method of bonding suspension components which creates strong and durable bonding layer by using a chemical coating compatible with MCU. The bonding material uses coating materials to form an intermediated property bonding layer. This bonding layer prevents corrosion on the metal suspension components. The coating...

Company name: Trelleborg Automotive
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Resin modifiers push PUR-performance

New urethane polyols can be used as resin modifiers at moderate addition rates to improve mechanical and chemical properties in amino-formaldehyde crosslinked coatings. In automotive primers, the polyols can improve adhesion, salt spray, overstoving and stone chip resistance. Other test formulations showed scope for reducing VOC levels or amine...

Company name: King Industries
Published On: Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Degradable polyurethane for marine anti-biofouling

Chinese researchers from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (South China University of Technology, Guangzhou) and the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale (Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei) have prepared a degradable polyurethane (PU) with copolyester...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Friday June 14th, 2013

Inelastic response of copolyurethane elastomers with varying soft segment molecular weights and...

A family of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPUs) based on the soft segment poly(oxytetramethylene) (PTMO2000 and PTMO1000) were synthesized by the one-shot and prepolymer methods. Two hard segments were chosen, 4,4′-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) (non-crystallizable) and 4,4′-dibenzyl diisocyanate (DBDI) (crystallizable)....

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Cross-Linked by Functionalized Silica. Nanostructure Evolution under...

Composites of TPU (Elastollan 685A by BASF) and 0–0.5 wt % 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane functionalized silica spheres (diameter 14 nm) are strained and subjected to load cycling. Tests are monitored by SAXS which is analyzed by the chord distribution function (CDF) method. Extensibility of the soft phase is limited. Macroscopic strain is...

Company name: University of Hamburg
Published On: Monday June 17th, 2013


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