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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Dzolv® Away Polyurea Spray Gun Cleaning Headaches

VersaFlex® - The Polyurea People® are proud to announce Dzolv®, a solvent/stripper designed to break down and strip away uncured polyurea, polyurethane, epoxies and polyester resins. It’s great for safely and effectively cleaning your spray gun and equipment parts.If you work polyurea or polyurethane foam, then you how difficult it is to remove...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame Retardant Materials Helped Protect Passengers In San Francisco Crash

A number of today's media reports on Saturday's Asiana Airline crash in San Francisco have noted that flame retardant materials played a vital role in helping the passengers survive the crash. In response to the coverage, the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance released the following statement:"Expert commentary and...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Southeast Asia Polyols Prices Remain Stable in July

Polyols demand in Southeast Asia has little improvement compared with last week and end-users buy on need-to-basis and avoid keeping stock as depressed economic situation continues to pose a challenge to trades.While in Singapore, owning to Shell’s maintenance, polyols market supply is slightly tight and flexible polyols stocks are sold out very...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
China: MDI Producers Restarted after Turnaround Completed

Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate and Shanghai BASF Polyurethane have restarted their methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate MDI facilities in Caojing, Jinshan district, Shanghai this Monday (July 8) and they are ramping up for the moment, according to company sources.“We have restarted the MDI synthesis facilities this Monday and everything is going...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
ASF launches new low VOC solvent-borne basecoat system designed to boost collision repair center...

BASF today announced the launch of a new, low volatile organic compound (VOC), fast-dry solvent-borne basecoat system, the ONYX™ HD Low VOC Productive System, in the U.S. and Canadian markets.This new system produces low VOC basecoats that are either waterborne or solvent-borne –the only system currently on the market that provides these options....

Company name: BASF
Published On: Sunday July 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
2013 Deep Research Report on China Rigid Polyurethane Foam Industry

Rigid Polyurethane Foam's basic information includes definition, classification , application, industry chain structure and industry overview. International market analysis, China domestic market, market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence. Rigid Polyurethane Foam industry policy, plan product...

Company name: Bharatbook.com
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Hybrid Coating Technologies Issues Corporate Update and Guidance

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to issue the following corporate update.The Company operates in the $50 Billion floor coatings sector which is part of the chemicals industry. Our peers typically trade in the range of 20 to 30 times earnings.The Company has a proprietary polyurethane floor coating technology and is the only company in...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
High-Build Made for 1-Coat Protection

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a high-build, one-coat polyaspartic urethane designed to accelerate return to service on bridges and other infrastructure projects.Envirolastic 980 PA is a 100 percent solids, spray-applied, aliphatic polyaspartic polyurea that can be applied as an aliphatic abrasion-resistant topcoat for polyurea and epoxy or alone...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Resuthane wins CFJ resin flooring product of the year

RSL's best selling product Resuthane has recently been recognised by CFJ magazine as the best resin flooring product 2013. The award was voted for by its readers and our customers so we would like to thank everyone who has helped us to achieve this award. Resuthane has been on our product portfolio for over 12 years and we are very pleased that it...

Company name: Resin Surfaces
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Spray Polyurethane Foam Makes Connecticut Apartment Building Roofs Cooler

Apartment building residents have high demands for comfortable living that is conducive to the amount of rent they pay. As such, building owners tend to be mindful of their properties being in the best shape possible to maintain a harmonious environment with tenants. A Connecticut apartment management company faced an interruption of that harmony...

Company name: MJL Associates
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Insulation Class Action Gets Green Light

A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday rejected Barnhardt Manufacturing Co.'s attempt to scuttle a nationwide class action tied to allegedly toxic home insulation, finding allegations that its spray polyurethane foam can sicken residents to be credible.U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois determined that Pennsylvania homeowners Daniel and Paula...

Company name: Barnhardt Manufacturing
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Selena: New website for Tytan

Selena Group - global producer and manufacturer of construction chemicals –launched a new website for its flagship brand Tytan. It is Selena’s key brand for premium products – adhesives, sealants and PU foams, among others – devised for professional users and developed for building and finishing works. The brand is available on three continents, in...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Sunday July 14th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
The Cannon Group will be present at PU CHINA 2013 that will be held in Nanjing - China

Their latest technological developments in the field of Polyurethane and Composites processing will be presented by a domestic team from the various Cannon Far East’s offices present in China, supported by an international group of specialists:• High and Low-Pressure Polyurethanes Mixing Heads & Dosing Units: advanced solutions for general purpose...

Company name: Cannon Group
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Cobra rebirth gathers pace with new auto opportunities

The automotive industry’s growing desire for ‘lighter’ vehicles and local sourcing is providing a Wrexham manufacturer with a number of exciting new opportunities.Cobra Automotive Engineering, which specialises in interior trim technologies and products, is currently in negotiations with a number of tier 1s and OEMs about bringing its ‘mass...

Company name: Cobra Automotive Engineering
Published On: Tuesday July 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Tempur Sealy plans expansion of Duffield plant

Tempur Sealy International said it plans to expand its 500,000-square-foot factory here as part of a $13.5 million project that will create 42 jobs.The plant, which makes Tempur-Pedic mattresses and pillows and pours the company's proprietary memory foam formulation, was opened in 2001. It currently has about 300 employees.Details of the expansion...

Company name: Tempur Sealy
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Railroad Transfer Table Gets Increased Lift

Caster Concepts recently was able to help a rail car company solve a problem with the wheels on its rail car transfer tables. During manufacturing of railroad cars the cars go through several stages along its production track, including a high line track where much of the assembly is done. When the car in production comes off at the end of the...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Tuesday July 09th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Homeowners claim spray-in insulation "remains toxic"

A Pennsylvania couple claims that the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in their home is carcinogenic. In a lawsuit that seeks class-action status, they say the insulation remains toxic after insulation and poses health hazards to occupants of the homes where it is used.Daniel and Paula Slemmer are suing the company that installed the foam...

Company name:
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Stepan Names New Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Stepan Company today announced that Scott D. Beamer has joined Stepan Company and will become Vice President, Chief Financial Officer succeeding James E. Hurlbutt who plans to retire after 31 years with the Company.Mr. Beamer joins Stepan after a 16 year career at PPG Industries, Inc., most recently as Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to that...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
Chromaflo Technologies Appoints Sales Manager in Brazil - Americas

Chromaflo Technologies Corp., the largest independent global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions to the thermoset composites and industrial paint and coatings industries, has contracted a new Sales Manager in Brazil. Effective May 2013, Ms. Vanessa Caiaffa joined the company’s effort, bringing with her over nine years of technical and...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
Cellular Technology Europe opens applications lab in Zele, Belgium

Jürgen Hickl, Managing Director of Cellular Technology Europe Ltd. – a UK based distributor of polyurethane, textile and coating additives, recently welcomed Andre Van de Velde to the company. Van de Velde will head up the company’s new applications laboratory based in Zele, Belgium.The laboratory opened in the second quarter this year and will...

Company name: Cellular Technology Europe
Published On: Tuesday July 09th, 2013

 
Robert Duffy Named Executive Director of Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam and CertiPUR-US®...

Robert “Bob” Duffy, a long time and well-respected veteran of the chemical and flexible polyurethane foam industries will succeed retiring executive director Doug Sullivan, the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF) announced today.“Doug Sullivan has done a superb job taking the CertiPUR-US® program to new heights during the past two years...

Company name: The Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam
Published On: Monday July 08th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
PTTGC bolsters Sinochem partnership

The SET-listed PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), Thailand's largest petrochemical producer, expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with Sinochem Group this quarter to jointly develop a specialty polymer plant in China.Chief executive Anon Sirisaengtaksin said that once the memorandum is signed, the two partners will conduct a feasibility...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
LORD announces the beginning of the direct sales of spare parts

LORD will participate for the first time in the Expo Aero Brazil, where it will announce the beginning of the direct sales of spare parts for the rotary-wing market (components of rotor sets of helicopters and equipment) and fixed-wing market (cushions for engines, APU, interiors and equipment). Until then, explains Fernando Dias, account manager...

Company name: LORD Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
Recticel Komfort Snu remains at Panattoni Park Łodz South

Panattoni Europe has extended the lease contract with Recticel Komfort Snu at Panattoni Park Łódź South. The tenant will remain on 20,820 sqm of built-to-suit space. Recticel Komfort Snu Sp. z o.o. - part of the Belgian corporation Recticel, a European producer of polyurethane foam, mattresses and bed frames, with more than 100...

Company name: Recticel Komfort Snu
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
Acquisition helps Michelman add water based polymer line

Michelman has acquired Recklinghausen, Germany based Ecronova Polymer GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based polymers used in the production of paints and lacquers. The purchase includes all assets, technology and manufacturing facilities. The name Ecronova Polymer will continue to be used for business operations and all current Ecronova Polymer...

Company name: Ecronova Polymer GmbH
Published On: Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanates and aromatic hydroxy compounds

An object of the present invention is to provide a process for producing isocyanates, which are industrially useful compounds, without using phosgene, and to provide a process for chemically recycling waste polycarbonate resin. The present invention discloses a process enabling isocyanate compounds to be produced without using phosgene as a raw...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyurethane resin composition for mounting pad and polyurethane mounting pad using the same

This disclosure relates to a polyurethane resin composition for a mounting pad, including a polyurethane resin, C9-15 alkyl benzene sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, and a DMF solvent, and a polyurethane mounting pad using the same, whereby long and large pores may be uniformly formed thereinside to provide a mounting pad having low hardness,...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminate structure comprising a protective layer and an exposed photopolymer layer

The present invention relates to a laminate structure comprising a protective layer and an exposed photopolymer layer, the laminate structure being obtainable by reacting at least one radiation-curing resin I), an isocyanate-functional resin II) and a photoinitiator system III), and the radiation-curing resin I) containing .ltoreq.5% by weight of...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Multi-functional primer and method of manufacturing shoe using the same

The present invention provides a multifunctional primer, comprising a first solution including 15 to 55 parts by weight of natural rubber and 750 to 1350 parts by weight of an organic solvent; a second solution from 100 parts by weight of the first solution and additionally 45 to 90 parts by weight of a polyurethane-dispersion; comprising a third...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Urethane modified water-reducible alkyd resin compositions

The invention is directed to an aqueous coating composition comprising a combination of a high molar mass urethane-modified alkyd resin A and a reactive diluent D, characterised in that the alkyd resin A has moieties derived from grafted fatty acids A1 which are graft products of fatty acids A11 having at least one olefinic unsaturation, on...

Company name: Cytec Austria
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> PERSONAL CARE
Silicone polyurethane blends

The invention describes the unexpected characteristics of blends, including crosslinked reaction products of elastomeric silicone polymers with various polyurethanes and their applications in personal care products.

Company name: Alzo International
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Process for making high airflow and low compression set viscoelastic polyurethane foam

A reaction system comprising (a) a polyisocyanate component and (b) an isocyanate reactive component for preparation of a polyurethane foam having high air flow with low compression set is provided. The isocyanate reactive component comprises (i) from 45 to 70% by weight of one or more PO-rich polyols having a combined number average equivalent...

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

 
Use of poly(butylene oxide) polyol to improve durability of MDI-polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the present invention relate to polyurethane foams having high air flow while maintaining viscoelastic properties. In one embodiment, a reaction system for preparation of a viscoelastic polyurethane foam is provided. The reaction system comprises (a) a polyisocyanate component and (b) an isocyanate reactive component. The isocyanate...

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

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Rigid polyurethane foam and system and method for making the same

An embodiment of a closed-cell polymeric rigid foam may be made using a one-shot method and a reaction system that includes a hydrofluoroalkene physical blowing agent and a polyol mixture having an aminic polyol. The hydrofluoroalkene blowing agent has 3 to 5 carbon atoms and a boiling point between 10.degree. C. and 40.degree. C. at 1 atmosphere...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coated parts and use thereof

The invention relates to parts coated with polyurethane and to the use thereof, preferably in the sea.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
Coating compositions

A coating composition comprising an advanced poly epoxy ester resin polymeric composition having the following chemical structure: where n is a number from 1 to about 3000; each m independently has a value of 0 or 1; each R.sup.0 is independently --H or --CH.sub.3; each R.sup.1 is independently --H or a C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 alkylene radical...

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

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Removable polyurethane floor coating

Described are sacrificial floor coating compositions, comprising polyurethane dispersions having a slope of the stress modulus versus temperature curve from about -0.50.times.10.sup.6 to about -3.00.times.10.sup.6 dynes per (cm.sup.2)(.degree. C.).

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Interior surface system and method

A method and composition for reconditioning the inner surfaces of a facility. After removing loose material, corrosion and rust by abrading the surface, repairs are made to the surface. Gaps, cracks, and pits are filled and transitions from one surface material to another are smoothed with putties; holes and complex areas of the surface are filled...

Company name: Crossway Coatings
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Method for the formation of paint films and the paint films

A method for the formation of a paint film in which an aluminum or aluminum alloy part is subjected to an anodic oxidation treatment and an anodic oxide film is formed on the surface of the aluminum or aluminum alloy part, an anti-rust primer is coated on said anodic oxide film and an anti-rust primer paint film is formed and, as required, a...

Company name: BASF Coatings Japan
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Electronic meter register and method having a bottom formed by sealing material

A sealed electronic meter register with no moving parts and no bottom wall or bottom cover includes a casing of plastic with an open bottom. A viewing window is snap fitted into a top wall of the casing. A gasket is placed on top of an electronic numerical display and under the viewing window. The display is placed on top of a frame that is...

Company name: Badger Meter
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic composition with epoxidized novolac

The present disclosure provides a composition which includes a thermoplastic polyurethane, a flame retardant, and an epoxidized novolac resin. The flame retardant may be selected from one or more of the following: a melamine-containing compound, a nitrogen/phosphorus-based flame retardant, a phosphorus-based flame retardant, a metal-5 containing...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Interlocking building system

An apparatus constituting the walls and frame of a building with a series of interlocking panels, preferably composed of two sheets of metal, bound together by polyurethane foam injected between them. The panels are secured to the floor via metallic columns found at each juncture between two panels. Electric assemblies and setups, as well as...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Fluid wound dressing comprising partially cured polyurethane

A wound dressing composition comprising a partially cured polyurethane fluid. The composition can be injected directly into a wound, where it cures to form a wound filling dressing. Also provided is a wound dressing comprising such a composition. Also provided is a kit for the preparation of such wound dressings, the kit comprising (a) a...

Company name: Systagenix Wound Management
Published On: Friday July 12th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CONVEYORS
Self-aligning conveyor belt cover system

A conveyor has a belt arranged to be urged around conveyor rollers, and a belt cover formed of an endless loop of fabric material and is in frictional communication over the belt. The belt cover is formed of a polyester carcass that has a monofilament weft that is transverse to the direction of travel, and maintains alignment with the belt. The...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Push-on hose construction

Push-on hose construction for a self-gripping connection with a barbed nipple or other push in fitting end. The hose has an innermost core tube which exhibits a reduced coefficient of friction for easier insertion of the fitting end. Such core tube may be extruded or otherwise formed of thermoplastic polyurethane or other resin which is dulled or...

Company name: Parker-Hannifin
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
LEATHER
Leather-surface repair-composition and the method for surface repair of leather surfaces

Leather-surface repair set consisting at least of a degreaser and of a composition comprising an emulsion of polyurethane and at least one pigment component and further comprising at least one further component which allows to relatively increase or decrease the elasticity of the reacted composition. Particularly, a 2-ethylhexyl-, 2-isodecyladipate...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 11th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Hydrophobic and oil-resistant coatings based on advanced green polyurethane dispersions

In recent years, there have been significant interests among scientists around the world to design smart coatings that combine the standard desirable mechanical and chemical resistance properties with additional functionalities such as oil and water repellency, hydrophobicity, self-cleaning and gas barrier properties. In the present research work,...

Company name: Eastern Michigan University
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
The influence of thermo-mechanical history on structure development of elastomeric and amorphous...

In this work, the effect of processing and subsequent thermal treatment on the rheological behavior and microstructure aggregation of two different types of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are investigated. Elastomeric TPUs, which are segmented block copolymers composed of alternating soft and hard segments, and amorphous glassy TPU,...

Company name: Federal University of Sao Carlos
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
Thermoplastic polyurethane/polypropylene blends based on novel vane extruder: A study of morphology...

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polypropylene (PP) blends of different weight ratios were prepared with a self-made vane extruder (VE), which generates global dynamic elongational flow, and a traditional twin-screw extruder (TSE), which generates shear flow. The mechanical properties, phase morphology, thermal behavior, and spherulite size of the...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Facile preparation of shape memory polyurethanes by polyurethanes blending

This article presents a facile preparation method of shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) by polyurethane blending from commercial thermoplastic polyurethane (PUA) with designed polyurethane (PUB). Structure, morphology, and shape memory behaviors of SMPU blends are investigated systematically. The results show that the PUB and PUA are miscible in the...

Company name: Shenzhen University
Published On: Monday July 15th, 2013

 
 

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