Issue-371 - July 29, 2013   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Non-harmful flame retardants with no additional cost

Synthetic materials made from organic polymers usually burn very well due to their high carbon content; when turned into foams, they ignite even more easily -- and, depending on their chemical compositions, they produce toxic gases such as hydrogen cyanide or carbon monoxide. For this reason, polyurethane foams and other similar products have to be...

Company name: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
Published On: Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

Solvay’s Solkane 365/227 Blends Receive EPA SNAP Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Friday (May 17, 2013) issued a SNAP (Significant New Alternatives Policy) approval for commercial blends of Solvay’s Solkane® 365/227.HFC-365mfc and HFC-227ea, containing 7 percent to 13 percent HFC-227ea and the remainder HFC-365mfc, are acceptable as substitutes for foam blowing in: Rigid...

Company name: Solvay Chemicals
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Biodegradable Plastics Made From Soybean Products

The majority of plastic products pose a serious environmental hazard because they don't degrade in landfills and cannot be composted. Soybeans are a sustainable source of protein and oil, and soy protein and oil are not solely a food source for humans and animals. They also have an increasing role in industrial applications, including the...

Company name: the State University of New York
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

New York Bagel Manufacturer Finds One Solution to Protect Bakery Floors from Freezer and Oven

Always Bagels in Bohemia, N.Y., used a cement urethane resurfacer from Garon Products, Inc. to protect the bakery floors of their production facility from extreme temperature fluctuations due to its oven and blast freezer operations. The floor coating is also hygienic and food-safe, and complies with FDA, USDA and OSHA regulations.Garon Products...

Company name: Garon Products, Inc.
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Spray Foam Saves Texas Town's Landmark Building

A moral dilemma that people go through when taking over a town's landmark building with every intention of bulldozing it to start anew is: "is it really necessary to tear it down and rebuild when retrofitting might just be more viable?". When a tractor dealership took over a quonset hut in the middle of Gainesville, Texas, the townspeople demanded...

Company name: Nortex Spray Foam
Published On: Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

SWD Urethane’s Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Becomes Ignition Barrier-Free

SWD Urethane announces its Quik-Shield® 106 open-cell spray foam has passed rigorous testing criteria and now meets the ICC-ES AC 377 Appendix X standard without the use of an ignition barrier. This means Quik-Shield 106 can now be installed in a residential home without the use of an intumescent fire protective paint, including unvented...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Cannon Turns The Key @ Composites Engineering UK 2013

Turn-key plants capacity will be the leitmotiv of Cannon presence at the Composites Engineering show, held in Birmingham, UK, 12-13 November, 2013 as a part of The Advanced Engineering UK 2013 event. (Cannon booth: C 161 - Hall 05). The wide range of complete technological solutions available at Cannon for the industrial manufacture of...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

Come to K 2013 and talk with Cannon – Your Technology Centre!

The Cannon Group will present at K 2013 (Düsseldorf, Germany, October 16-23, Hall 13, Stand B76) their most innovative developments in the fields of processing technologies for Polyurethanes, Epoxies, Composites and Thermoforming. The leitmotiv of Cannon presence at this year’s edition of the K fair is “Cannon - Your Technology Centre”. Examples of...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

Roofing Suppliers, Intech Equipment & Supply, Launches New PMC Product Line

Roofing suppliers, Intech Equipment & Supply, recently announced the launch of their new product line featuring PMC equipment and parts.The new line encompasses a wide variety of PMC supplies and equipment, including spray guns, hoses, tools, accessories and more.In addition, Intech also offers full service for PMC equipment, so customers who...

Company name: Intech Equipment & Supply
Published On: Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Understanding the ABC of polyurethane

The demand for high performance polyurethanes is on the rise in heavy process industries. However, the proliferation of next-generation polyurethanes creates challenges in the selection of the best material for any particular application.Kinder & Co outlines the ABC of engineered polyurethane and provides some tips on selecting the correct...

Company name: Kinder and Co
Published On: Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

N. Square, Inc. Adds Polylevel and Stablefill to Foundation Repair Products

N. Square, Inc., a Greater Miami foundation repair contractor, recently expanded their family of structural repair solutions with two new additions, the PolyLEVEL™ System and StableFill™ Cellular Concrete."Adding PolyLEVEL™ and StableFill to our lineup of quality products is a testament to the continued growth and success of our company," says...

Company name: N. Square
Published On: Sunday July 28th, 2013

Isothane solves the problem of insulating stone-tied properties

Isothane, manufacturer of Technitherm® all-in-one wall-tie replacement, structural stabilization and cavity wall thermal insulation system, and market leaders in in-situ insulation for hard to treat properties, have come up with another first in the industry and have devised a solution to insulate properties with stone wall ties.Stone wall ties...

Company name: Isothane Ltd
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

Rhino Rubber introduces industrial tire catalog

Rhino Rubber LLC has introduced a catalog featuring products and accessories for the industrial tire market.The Akron, Ohio-based company has more than 30 years of experience servicing the material handling industry. The company says it provides high quality solid industrial and pneumatic tires at competitive prices.Major categories of products...

Company name: Rhino Rubber
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

BendPak Releases Durable Lift Pads

BendPak said its new ToughPads fit later year BendPak two-post lifts and offer the grip of natural rubber combined with the ultimate in abrasion and tear resistance of Polyurethane. The durable, wear-resistant polymer compound extends the life of the contact pads, which helps increase workplace safety and reduces operating costs, the maker said....

Company name: BendPak
Published On: Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

New Leadership announced at BASF Polyurethanes South Africa

Leading chemical manufacturer BASF Polyurethanes South Africa announced that Markus Kropp has been appointed as its new Managing Director. Markus Kropp joins BASF Polyurethanes after more than 20-years within BASF from the Asia and Europe regions where he focused on operational, strategic, and marketing management. “I am excited to be given the...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes South Africa
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

Dur-A-Flex Appoints Business Development Manager, Strengthens West Coast Presence

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has expanded their Business Development Group with the addition of Lee Dzierzanowski, who has accepted the position of Business Development Manager – West.Dzierzanowski will facilitate architectural flooring specifications, initiate and...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Thursday July 25th, 2013

Belgium: additional investment of €50 million in the Antwerp basin

The chemicals industry has maintained its position in Western Europe's major industrial basins, buoyed by dynamic players with significant industrial gas needs. The Antwerp basin is the largest chemical and petro-chemical basin in Europe.Air Liquide has just signed a long-term contract with BASF to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI* production unit...

Company name: Air Liquide
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Argotec Continues Strong ISO 9001:2008 Audit Results

Argotec LLC, of Greenfield Massachusetts USA, a leading producer of highperformance thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film and sheet, today announced that the company had once again achieved a strong ISO 9001:2008 audit report. The audit was conducted by ISOQAR* on Monday June 3 rd and Thursday June 6th.Some of the key conclusions of the audit were:...

Company name: Argotec
Published On: Thursday July 25th, 2013

Sinopec signs strategic deal with Wanhua Group

On July 3rd, SINOPEC Chemicals Sales Company signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement from year 2013 to 2018 with Wanhua Chemical Group in Yantai.The agreement is a milestone for the two parties’ cooperation which will further strengthen their relations as well as expand and deepen the collaboration.In the next five years, the cooperation...

Company name: Yantai WANHUA
Published On: Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

Additive composition useful for controlling the foam properties in the production of flexible...

The present invention relates to an additive composition useful as additive for controlling the foam properties of polyurethane foams which is characterized in that it contains at least one ionic surfactant A selected from those of formula A.sup.-M.sup.+ where A.sup.-=anion selected from the group comprising alkyl and aryl sulphates, polyether...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Addition compounds as dispersants and dispersion stabilizers

The invention relates to addition compounds which are obtainable by reacting a) one or more polyisocyanates containing uretdione groups with b) one or more compounds of the formula (I) Y--(XH).sub.n (I) with the proviso that at least 50% of the free isocyanate groups of component a) are reacted with the compounds of the formula (I) to give an...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Mixtures of crosslinking agents

The invention relates to a crosslinker composition comprising a reaction product of a cyclic urea U and a multi-functional aliphatic aldehyde A, and at least one crosslinker selected from the group consisting of reaction products of an amino-triazine and at least one aldehyde selected from the group consisting of aliphatic monoaldehydes and...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Hydroxyl-terminated thiocarbonate containing compounds, polymers, and copolymers, and polyurethanes...

Carboxylate terminated thiocarbonates are reacted with a polyfunctional alcohol to form a hydroxyl-terminated thiocarbonate compound.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Process for preparing isocyanates

The invention relates to an improved multistage process for the continuous preparation of diisocyanates by reaction of the corresponding diamines with carbonic acid derivatives and alcohols to form low molecular weight monomeric urethanes and thermal dissociation of the latter.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Method for production of magnesium alloy molding-processed article, and magnesium alloy...

Disclosed is a method for producing a magnesium alloy press-formed body at a high degree of forming and at a low cost. Also disclosed is a magnesium alloy press-formed body having an aesthetic surface, which is produced by the method. The method comprises the steps of applying an organic resin capable of imparting formability (e.g. a water-soluble...

Company name: Toyo Kohan
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Glossy medium for inkjet printing

An inkjet print medium with a glossy ink-receiving surface, which includes a substrate, an undercoat layer containing acrylic-polyurethane hybrid polymer and polyoxazoline; and at least one ink-receiving layer containing inorganic pigment particles and a binder, wherein the undercoat is formed between the substrate and the at least one...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Ink compositions for ink-jet printing

The present invention provides ink compositions for ink-jet printing. The ink compositions comprise by weight from about 0.1 to 5% by weight of a water-soluble polyurethane; from about 0.1 to 15% by weight of a 1,2-alkyldiol having 5-9 carbon atoms; and from about 0.5 to 6% by weight of a pigment. The present invention also provides a process for...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Two-component polyurethane adhesives with thixotropic effect

A two-component polyurethane adhesive is provided, which comprises a component A comprising at least one polyol with a molecular weight of more than 500 g/mol, a component B comprising at least one polyisocyanate with a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol, and additional additives. The component A contains 0.1 to 10 wt. % sterically hindered...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Polyurethane hot-melt adhesive with reduced viscosity

A reactive melt adhesive containing 30 to 70% of at least one prepolymer having at least two isocyanate groups having a molecular weight below 6000 g/mol, manufactured from polyether polyols and/or polyester polyols reacted with a molar excess of diisocyanates, the prepolymer containing less than 1% monomeric diisocyanate; 30 to 70 wt % of a...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Solvent borne polyurethane composition

A solvent borne polyurethane composition with a polymodal molecular weight distribution comprising: i) 10 to 90 wt % of at least a polyurethane A with a Mw in the range of from 4,000 up to 25,000 g/mol, ii) 90 to 10 wt % of at least a polyurethane B with a Mw in the range of from 25,000 to 100,000 g/mol and iii) a liquid medium.

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday July 26th, 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 July 26th, 2013

Foamable composition for polyurethane foam and polyurethane foam

A foamable composition for polyurethane foam is provided which advantageously improves heat insulating properties, a long-term stability, and a dimensional stability of a polyurethane foam that is produced by using carbon dioxide as a blowing agent. Further, a polyurethane foam which has excellent heat insulating properties is provided by foaming...

Company name: Asahi Organic Chemicals Industry
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Nontemperature sensitive memory foam of mdi system suitable for horizontal foaming process

A MDI system non-temperature sensitive memory sponge suitable for flat foam foaming process, is made by mainly using polyether polyol and polymer polyol as main material, then adding three additives isocyanate and foaming agent, the pore adjusting agent and catalyst. The polyether polyol is polyoxypropylene glycerol with molecular weight of 700,...

Company name: Jiangsu Healthcare
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Reduced emissions low density spray polyurethane foam

This disclosure is directed to make low density and low amine emissions water blown polyurethane foams using a reactive catalyst composition. The method is particularly useful in the preparation of full water blown, low density polyurethane foams having a density in the range of about 6 to about 16 kg/m3. A catalyst composition comprising at least...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Producing rigid polyurethane foams and rigid polyisocyanurate foams

Rigid polyurethane foams or rigid polyisocyanurate foams with low brittleness are produced by the reaction of polyisocyanate polyetherester polyols based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids obtained by esterification of a dicarboxylic acid composition containing aromatic dicarboxylic acids and aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, fatty acids, aliphatic or...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Coating agents with good storage stability, and coatings produced therefrom with high scratch...

Disclosed are coating compositions including (A) at least one member selected from hydroxyl-containing polyacrylate, polymethacrylate, polyurethane, polyester, polysiloxane, and combinations of two or more of the foregoing, (B) at least one compound having blocked isocyanate groups and having alkoxysilane groups, wherein (i) the hydroxyl groups of...

Company name: BASF Coatings
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Optical film

Provided is an optical film including a polyurethane coating layer including high refractive inorganic materials to lower reflectivity without causing a rainbow phenomenon.

Company name: Kolon Industries
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Composite body and method of making the same

A composite body is provided that includes a rigid polyurethane foam shell and an elastomeric polyurethane layer disposed over the rigid polyurethane foam shell. The rigid polyurethane foam shell defines a cavity within the composite body. The rigid polyurethane foam shell has a closed cell content of at least 70% and comprises the reaction product...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Laminar component made from composite material

The present invention relates to a sheet-like construction element composed of composite material, comprising two metallic outer layers, a rigid polyurethane foam layer, and a compact polyurethane layer which comprises microcapsules with a capsule core composed of latent-heat-accumulator material, and also to a process for its production, and to...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Support body of a seat for vehicles

A seat body for vehicles has a padding made of plastic material foam and provided with through holes; the padding is covered by an upholstery covering having a fabric layer and a hygroscopic layer, which are heat-fixed together; the fabric layer defines a support surface for a user, while the material of the hygroscopic layer is an open-cell...

Company name: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Multi-layered tubing

Tubing comprising an inner layer, an outer layer and a middle layer, wherein the inner and outer layers comprise a polyurethane and the middle layer comprises an ethylene ethyl acrylate copolymer or an ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer or an anhydride grafted ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer, a copolymer of two or more of the acrylate copolymers...

Company name: Tekni-Plex
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Polyurethane-polyethylene delamination resistant tubing with gas barrier properties

A tube comprising an inner layer, an outer layer and a barrier layer disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein the barrier layer is bound to the outer layer by a layer of adhesive disposed between the outer layer and the barrier layer and the barrier layer is bound to the inner layer by a layer of adhesive disposed between the...

Company name: Tekni-Plex
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Glycerol levulinate ketals and their use in the manufacture of polyurethanes, and polyurethanes...

The present disclosure relates to the preparation of ketal compounds from glycerol and levulinic acid and esters, and uses thereof, in particular the manufacture of polyurethanes.

Company name: Segetis
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Ammonium-polyurethane- and/or polycarbonate compounds

The invention relates to novel compounds, in particular ammonium-polyurethane and/or polycarbonate compounds, in particular ammonium-polyurethane-polydiorganosiloxane and/or polycarbonate-polydiorganosiloxane compounds, methods for their production as well as their use.

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday July 26th, 2013

Microwave assisted glycolysis of poly(ethylene terepthalate) for preparation of polyester polyols

The generic aim of the present work is to reduce the time required for glycolytic depolymerization of PET by employing microwave irradiation instead of the conventional heating process. Glycolysis of PET was performed in the presence of glycols of different molecular weight under microwave irradiation. Experimental conditions like PET : glycol...

Company name: Delhi Technological University
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

Review on rubbers in medicine: natural, silicone and polyurethane rubbers

Natural, silicone and polyurethane rubbers are considered as three important biomaterials which have found widespread applications in medical technology. Biocompatibility, biodurability, sterilisability, processibility, as well as mechanical properties, such as flexibility and resilience, are properties that make these kinds of rubbers appropriate...

Company name: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

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: Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Chemical Degradation of Polymers (Polyurethanes, Polycarbonate and Polyamide) by Esters of...

A review of the research efforts on the development of pathways for the degradation of polymer–wastes of polyurethanes, polycarbonates and polyamides by esters of H-phosphonic and phosphoric acids is presented. Our group has made it clear, thanks to a vast research program devoted to this subject, that alkyl esters of H-phosphonic and phosphoric...

Company name: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Published On: Sunday July 28th, 2013

Urethane reaction kinetics of butanediols catalyzed by Zr(acac)

The urethane reaction of isocyanate was carried out with zirconium acetyl acetonate (Zr(acac)4) as catalyst. 1,2-Butanediol and 1,4-butanediol were used as model compounds to investigate the reaction kinetics. It was shown that hydroxyl groups in 1,2-butanediol appeared to have different reaction rate when reacting with phenyl isocyanate, which was...

Company name: Shandong Polytechnic University
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013

On the cyclic material stability of shape memory polymer

This paper presents the experimental study of a Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) based Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) produced from granulates of commercially available EstaneTM ETE75DT3 NAT022 (Oevel Westerlo, Belgium). This polymer is characterized by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA). The...

Company name: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Published On: Saturday July 27th, 2013


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