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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Tosoh to shut down ethyleneamine line

Tosoh Corp. announced that it will shut down the oldest of its Nanyo complex’s three ethyleneamine production lines in Yamaguchi, Japan, in August 2013. The line began operations in 1967 and has an annual capacity of 18,000 t, the largest percentage of which is the low-profitability low amine ethylenediamine (EDA). The two remaining lines together...

Company name: Tosoh
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Global Polyols Market Are Expected to Reach USD 22.6 Billion by 2018

Transparency Market Research published new market report "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 observes that...

Company name: Transparency Market Research
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
BASF increases prices for Polyurethane products in Asia Pacific

With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF will be increasing its prices in China for the following Diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) basic products.PMDI will increase by EUR 200 (RMB 1,700) per metric ton.MMDI will increase by EUR 60 (RMB 500) per metric ton. The rest of Asia Pacific will follow with the price increases effective...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
China: Speculations Drive up TDI Prices Despite Weak Demand

Speculations have driven TDI prices up by a large range during the week ended on Aug.2 amid unexpected shutdown at Yantai Juli 50kt TDI plant, but downstream buying interests remain weak, according to market sources.Market players in spot market mainly are in cautious stance despite price hike intention before Thursday when news that Yantai Juli...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> CASTING RESINS
RAKU-TOOL® products from RAMPF Tooling used at WorldSkills 2013 in Leipzig

RAMPF Tooling, a leading developer and producer of high-quality polyurethane/epoxy materials and semi-finished products for model, mold, and tool engineering put in an excellent showing at the international WorldSkills 2013 competition. All materials for the technical modeling discipline came from the RAKU-TOOL® product portfolio.With over 1,000...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
FOAMS
PACCOR uses MuCell® Extrusion technology for its pioneering Neocell®and Neocell+®thin sheet...

PACCOR’s Neocell thin-sheet technology for form-fill-seal (FFS) applications in dairy, along with other markets gets its innovative, ecological and resource-saving performance with the help of the MuCell process, supplied by MuCell Extrusion LLC, of Woburn, MA. FFS is a process where the packing material is fed from a roll, formed to the desired...

Company name: Zotefoams
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
Urethane & Foam Products World Report 2013 with Forecasts to 2014 & 2014-2028

The Urethane & Foam Products World Report gives Market Consumption / Products / Services for over 200 countries by 6 to 10-Digit NAICS Product Codes by 3 Time series: From 1997 and Forecasts to 2014 & 2014-2028. 59 MARKET RESEARCH CHAPTERS. SPREADSHEET CHAPTERS: Market Consumption - in US$ by Country by Product/Service by Year. Market, Financial,...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Expands R&D

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has invested $5 million in a new pilot reactor that has begun operations to support coatings polymer research and scale-up activities at its Coatings Technology Center (CTC) in Wilmington. The state-of-the-art reactor system is coupled with a complete process...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete Launches Website in Chinese Language

International flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd has launched a Chinese language website in a bid to court China's growing flooring market.The new website acts as a Chinese counterpart for the company's existing http://www.flowcreteasia.com domain, and has been designed to offer Chinese architects, contractors and specification professionals...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
The Use of Polyurea-Based Coatings on the Rise

The use of polyurea-based coating materials for the protection of substrate and corrosion prevention has taken a major rise in the marketplace in the past decade or so. When it is installed properly, the coatings provide a number of performance characteristics.Most importantly, the coatings are compliant with volatile organic compound (VOC)...

Company name: Polytek Surface Coatings
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Direct Launches Best Renovation Story Contest

Spray Foam Direct, the manufacturers and distributors of Foam it Green spray foam insulation, has launched a Facebook contest entitled "Best Renovation Story" to celebrate its participation in Jeff Wilson's new book, The Greened House Effect, and raise awareness of energy-efficient home renovation tactics. The contest can be found on our Facebook...

Company name: Spray Foam Direct
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
NCFI Polyurethanes' Engineer, Jason Hoerter, Exemplifies US Company's Ongoing Industry Leadership...

NCFI Polyurethanes has been in business since 1964, and while the rest of the US building industry looks to the company and its Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation products for experience gleaned from all those years, the company itself looks to the future."We have never been content to ride the wave," says Steve Riddle, President of NCFI,...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
NCFI Polyurethanes' 46 Years of Spray Foam Manufacturing Experience Gives Customers an Advantage...

In 1967, after three years in business, NCFI became one of the first US companies to begin formulating and manufacturing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. Since those early days they've become not only one of the country's most successful systems houses, but also one of the largest suppliers of SPF equipment. Business Development Director,...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday August 13th, 2013

 
Gaco Sales Teams Achieve SPFA Certification

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company's GacoWallFoam Sales Team and Gaco's Architectural Sales Team have achieved SPFA Professional Certification. The teams attended a three-day New Applicator School at the state-of-the-art GacoUniversity training facility in Waukesha,...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Monday August 12th, 2013

 
Polyurea Training Programs Announced for Fall 2013

VersaFlex Inc.'s 2013 Polyurea University Training Schools return for the Fall 2013 Session. The Fall Schedule is below:September 23th – 27th: Qualified Polyurea ProfessionalClasses: Polyurea Products, Surface Prep, Specification, Advanced ApplicatorDegree: Qualified Polyurea ProfessionalLocation: Houston CampusVersaFlex Polyurea products Aromatic...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Specialist Gives Insight on Industry's Quality Standards

John DiNenna knows spray polyurethane foam. He has dedicated 41 years to the the SPF industry and witnessed its past growth and recent surge in popularity. From an increase in the density of SPF and the development of more sophisticated spray rigs and SPF equipment, to the gradual and consistently increasing awareness of people of the benefits of...

Company name: JJD Urethane
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Maintaining aircraft integrity one coat at a time

Up until last year, all F-16 Fighting Falcons on Aviano were sent to either Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, or a Belgian based aerospace company for repainting, costing the Air Force nearly $108,000 each time.With a new facility and improved capabilities, corrosion control technicians are able polish, paint and restore aging aircraft parts across...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Adhesive and Sealant Council defines market size and growth expectations

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) released its “North American Market Report (NAMR) for Adhesives and Sealants”, a report published every three years, which covers the 2012 – 2015 time period.The NAMR covers market size and scope for both adhesives and sealants, and includes forecasting and trends analysis. This year’s version includes a...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> ONE COMPONENT SYSTEMS
Fomo Products Launches New Channel Fill Product

Fomo Products Inc., is excited to announce the launch of their Handi-Flow® Channel Fill product, the newest product with High Flow Technology, the next generation of pour-in-place polyurethane foam. Channel Fill is one of the most versatile foams available, with the ability to completely fill voids and cavities of all shapes and sizes with minimal...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Monday August 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Huntsman highlights GMP thermoplastic polyurethanes and new pigments at K 2013

Huntsman manufactures products and technologies such as amines and adhesives, carbonates and curing agents, isocyanates and surfactants, TPUs, PUs, and TiO2 pigments. At K2013 the US company will focus on developments in the TPU portfolio as well as on new pigments.Huntsman has been active in the production for food contact materials for more than...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday August 01st, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
Two-Part Adhesive Dispenser Provides High Accuracy Using Bulk Materials

Designed for 2-part epoxies, silicones, urethanes, and acrylics, DXBG Table-Top Dispenser features 2-gallon reservoirs, permitting use of bulk packaged materials. Positive displacement, piston metering unit has selector switch for continuous or individual shot control and foot pedal for hands-free operation. Constructed of corrosion-resistant...

Company name: Ashby Cross
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
THIEME at the K 2013 - Optimally combined Plastic Solutions

Every plastic has its own specific advantages – for this reason the plastic specialists Thieme also offers its customers alternative materials other than Thieme’s in-house polyurethane RIM process for the production of custom moulded parts and enclosures. A few of Thieme's successful application solutions can be seen at the international plastics...

Company name: Thieme
Published On: Tuesday August 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE SUBSTITUTE
HMI Offers Concrete Raising Training Event in Texas

HMI Inc.the world leader in manufacturing of concrete lifting and leveling equipment has announced that it is taking its acclaimed training seminar series on the road to Texas on November 6th & 7th , 2013. For over 40 years HMI has been assisting entrepreneurs and municipalities by educating and supplying the equipment to cost effectively lift and...

Company name: HMI Inc
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Understanding R-value helps quantify spray foam insulation investment

Knowing the facts about home improvement and heating and cooling costs helps builders make the right choice when selecting insulation products. With Icynene, insulation performance issues are minimized significantly, as the spray foam expands to fill every gap and reduces the chances of drafts or poor living conditions to home...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
Michigan's First and Only Heart Hospital Prescribed NCFI Polyurethanes' InsulBloc SPF Insulation for...

Detroit Medical Center's (DMC) new $78 million, five-story, 96,000 sq. ft. Heart Hospital was designed to be unique in many ways. Not only is it Michigan's first and only heart hospital, but everything from the midtown site, to the linear layout (lowers the average time it takes a patient to travel from the front door to the catheterization area by...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday August 13th, 2013

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Alleviates Commercial Factory's Condensation Issues

Condensation can be a significant burden when operating a pallet-making business. Because freshly cut lumber is known to release 30 to 50 percent of its moisture, roof systems that accumulate condensation can cause water to drip down into a building. This was a daily problem at the headquarters of Tasler Inc, a wood pallet manufacturing company....

Company name: DeFord Insulating
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Spray Foam Direct Announces Inclusion In Greened House Effect

Spray Foam Direct, the manufacturers and distributors of Foam it Green spray foam insulation, is pleased to announce its inclusion in Jeff Wilson’s new book Greened House Effect. Jeff Wilson makes regular appearances on places like HGTV and DIY Network.The Foam it Green insulation was featured heavily in Jeff Wilson’s book. This book includes...

Company name: Spray Foam Direct
Published On: Monday August 12th, 2013

 
Closed-Cell SPF Insulation Creates a Better Atmosphere Inside Future Restaurant

Robert Freeman, building owner and restauranteur, is in the process of opening Sawmill Roadhouse, a destination for Arkansas barbecue and live music. As he prepared the building for the restaurant's grand opening, he decided he wanted the best possible insulation so that his guests were comfortable. Additionally, he wanted an insulating material...

Company name: SprayDay Coating Solutions
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
BASF wins inaugural Altair Enlighten Award for innovation in automotive lightweighting

BASF, The Chemical Company, was awarded with the inaugural Altair Enlighten Award for its development of a thermoplastic composite front seat pan. The award was presented to BASF at the 2013 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars.The Altair Enlighten Award, the automotive industry's first award program created...

Company name: BASF's automotive solutions
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
IAC and Feltex Automotive establish JV in South Africa

nternational Automotive Components (IAC) has formed a joint venture with Feltex Automotive, a South Africa-based supplier of automotive flooring, acoustics, and trim components. The joint venture, IAC-Feltex Pty Limited, marks IAC’s initial entry into the growing South African automotive region. The JV will be located in the East London IDZ...

Company name: International Automotive Components Group
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Experience Environmentally Engineered Equipment

NuAire’s Glacier -86˚C Ultralow Temperature Freezers provides laboratory professionals a safe, reliable freezer that they can depend on. Each freezer is designed with the most advanced features and benefits available for research, laboratory work, clinical and industrial applications, and has unmatched economical storage, providing the best...

Company name: NuAire
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Bat manufacturer blasts Hot Spot inventor's call for ban on coatings

A leading bat manufacturer has slammed the called for ban on protective coverings on bats, saying that it has been a standard practice for decades to cover a bat with a protective coating to prevent the timber from splintering. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Hot Spot's inventor Warren Brennan has urged the ICC to ban all such coatings on...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Veteran polyurethane product development chemist will address the mechanism of intumescence and its...

Alan Pagni, General Plastics’ supervising research and development chemist, will present recent study findings to the 2013 International Symposium on Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM). This event, which takes place every three years, brings together experts from government, industry and research organizations worldwide...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Kastalon Engineered Mandrel Sleeves Provide Greater Productivity, Profitability

Kastalon offers mills and processors highly engineered polyurethane mandrel sleeves, filler plates and filler rings with material hardness and surface options to match customer needs, protecting coils from damage.Kastalon brings 50 years experience in coil processing to the task of engineering a new offering of application-specific, proprietary...

Company name: Kastalon
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
Production Process offers PU encapsulated ceramic wear parts.

Blasch Precision Ceramics is now configured to not only provide the ceramic shapes but also the polymer processing allowing for complete production of urethane encapsulated ceramic shapes from one facility, lowering costs through single sourcing from the company that supplies the ceramic shapes.Leveraging Blasch’s 35 years of molding experience...

Company name: Blasch Precision Ceramics
Published On: Tuesday August 13th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
New Hamilton Caster Carries up to 5 Tons - use Four and Move 20 Tons!

Hamilton Caster, the premier manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters, is pleased to announce a new 5 ton caster series. The new Enhanced Precision Super Duty (EPSD) Series is well suited to handle the rigorous applications found in the heavy manufacturing industry. “If there was ever a beauty contest held for industrial casters, the EPSD...

Company name: Hamilton Caster
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Small beads for long distances

The world is on the move. To keep physically fit, more and more people jog for miles, across fields and along roadways. You can go running just about anywhere. All you need is comfortable apparel and a pair of running shoes. The global sports equipment industry is profiting from an increased enthusiasm for running: Worldwide, runners spend an...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Backer new Managing Director of Sonderhoff Engineering

Klaus Backer has been appointed as new Managing Director of Sonderhoff Engineering GmbH in Hörbranz, Austria, effective from 26 July 2013. He looks back on a career as sales manager for several international companies in the machine construction and tool making industry. In his last position at a machinery and plant manufacturing company for the...

Company name: Sonderhoff
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Dow Fellow Gary Parsons Named by Building Science Corporation As Industry Expert Contributor to...

Drawing on his 30-year career in the construction industry, Dow Fellow, Gary Parsons, will be featured as an "Industry Expert" sharing his insights on topical discussions surrounding relevant building industry trends and challenges, on Building Science Corporation’s (BSC) industry leading online platform "Conversations".Parsons will be among an...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Tuesday August 13th, 2013

 
Stellana Adds Industrial Sales Manager

Stellana US, manufacturer of molded polyurethane and rubber wheels and tires, has hired Jack Garcyznski as industrial sales manager. He will be responsible for developing sales of custom poured polyurethane parts on a national basis.Garcyznski comes to the Lake Geneva, Wis., company with more than 20 years of sales experience, including managing...

Company name: Stellana
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
MAPEI appoints new Associate Director of Technical Services for the U.S.

MAPEI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Marvin to the position of Associate Director of Technical Services at MAPEI Corporation. Dan joined the Technical Services group at the Deerfield Beach headquarters on June 24, 2013. “Dan’s presence will give continuity of leadership to the department and will provide fresh input for the...

Company name: Mapei
Published On: Tuesday August 06th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Rim Polymers leverages CEH Group's strength

The increase of personal incomes in Asia is spurring demand for cars and appliances, expanding the business of equipment manufacturers in the region. Rising labour costs have also led to the growth of factory automation equipment, creating opportunities for Rim Polymers Industries to showcase its high-quality processing machines.A leading...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Dow Inspires Next Generation of Scientists by Supporting the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad

Dow supported the organization of the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad that was held on July 15-24, 2013 at the Chemical Department of Moscow State University, Russia. The Olympiad offered secondary school students from 77 countries the opportunity to compete in science at the highest level, exchange experience as well as build new interesting...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Pexa Joins the British Marine Federation in Its 100th Year

Pexa, the specialist supplier of surface finishing materials to the energy and other high tech markets, is delighted to announce its membership of the British Marine Federation (BMF). Pexa’s energy infrastructure business supplies paints and other surface coatings for offshore equipment including wind turbines and other renewable energy platforms,...

Company name: Pexa
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Connell Brothers Signs Distribution Agreement with Bayer MaterialScience in Malaysia

Connell Bros. Company (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Bayer Co. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd to market and distribute the coatings, adhesives, and specialties (CAS) product lines from Bayer MaterialScience to its customers in Malaysia, which was effective as of July 1, 2013.With sales of 11.5 billion Euros in...

Company name: Connell Brothers
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Wanhua Chemical makes declaration against imposters

The following declaration has been received from Wanhua Chemicals (formerly known as Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes) regarding the fraudulent sales of their isocyanates. The matter is thought to have only affected customers in China, but the company wishes to alert the entire polyurethane industry to this situation and advise them to be mindful of...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday August 13th, 2013

 
Wanhua-BorsodChem to strengthen its commitment to the plastics industry at K 2013

Covering over 168,000 Sq m in 19 exhibition halls, with at least 3,000 exhibitors, K 2013 held in Düsseldorf, is considered the No. 1 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide. Being the undisputed flagship event of the industry, it offers an ideal business and contact platform for inspirational ideas, and innovative as well as...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Altana Buys Henkel Coatings Unit

Global specialty chemicals group ALTANA is pushing deeper into the North American coatings market with the acquisition of Henkel's $15 million specialty coatings business.Terms of the deal, announced Thursday (Aug. 8), were not disclosed.German-based Altana called the acquisition the "next step" in its "North American growth strategy."Packaging...

Company name: Altana
Published On: Monday August 12th, 2013

 
Huntsman Corporation : Huntsman Signs Agreement to Acquire U.S. Polyols Manufacturer, Oxid L.P

Huntsman Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Oxid L.P., a privately-held manufacturer and marketer of specialty urethane polyols based in Houston, Texas. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Oxid's polyols are a key component in the production of energy saving...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
Dow Izolan General Manager receives state award Honored Chemist of Russian Federation

Mikhail Tsarfin, general manager of Dow Izolan, Dow’s joint venture company in Russia for polyurethane systems production, received the prestigious state award «Honored Chemist of the Russian Federation» following the recent decree of the President about the 2013 state awards. The award ceremony took place on June 11, 2013 in the Palace of Culture...

Company name: Dow Izolan
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
Valspar Says Ciao, Europa

U.S.-based Valspar Corp. is now a player in the European industrial coatings market, with its newly completed acquisition of an Italian company.Valspar has sealed its deal to buy Inver Holding S.r.l. (Inver Group), a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in Europe, the company announced Thursday (Aug. 1).Founded in 1806, Valspar Corp. is the...

Company name: Valspar Corp
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Technology spurs degradation of rubber in landfills

ENSO Plastics L.L.C. is moving quickly to gain a foothold in the rubber industry with new technology that a company official said accelerates the natural biodegradation of synthetic rubber in landfills.The producer of biodegradable and biobased products has come out with a new technology, ENSO Restore RL, that issues in a new age for rubber,...

Company name: Enso Plastics
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Safety tips when working with Isocyanates

OSHA has announced a new National Emphasis Program for occupational exposure to chemical hazards. One such chemical compound is isocyanates, which can cause occupational asthma, irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat, and possibly cancer. What are isocyanates? These chemicals are used in materials including paints, varnishes, auto body...

Company name: OSHA
Published On: Wednesday August 07th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
Polyurethane dispersants based on asymmetric branched trisubstituted isocyanate reactive compounds.

Polyurethane dispersants are provided based on asymmetric branched trisubstituted isocyanate reactive compounds. These polyurethane dispersants are used to disperse pigments and/or disperse dyes and inks containing pigments and/or disperse dyes dispersed with these polyurethane ionic dispersants. The polyurethane dispersants can have nonionic...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Blowing agents, foam premixes and foams containing halogenated olefin blowing agent and adsorbent

The invention provides polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for the preparation thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to closed-celled, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and methods for their preparation. Preferably, the foams are produced with a polyol premix composition which comprises a combination of a...

Company name: Honeywell International Inc.
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Halogenated diethyltoluenediamines

Disclosed are halogenated diethyltoluenediamines of formula ##STR00001## wherein either R.sup.1 is an amino group and R.sup.2 is chlorine or bromine, or R.sup.2 is an amino group and R.sup.1 is chlorine or bromine, and isomeric mixtures thereof. The halogenated diethyltoluenediamines of formula I are useful as chain extenders for polyurethanes and...

Company name: Lonza
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Process for the preparation of polyetherester polyols

Disclosed is a process for the preparation of polyetherester polyols prepared with hybrid catalysts, the polyether esters obtained from the process and the use of such materials in polyurethane applications. The hybrid catalysts used in this invention comprise double metal cyanide complex catalysts (DMC) and at least one co-catalyst.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Methods of preparing hydroxy functional vegetable oils

There is disclosed a process for hydroxylating vegetable oils to create polyols suitable for use in polymer processes, particularly polyurethane processes. The process includes contacting a vegetable oil with hydrogen peroxide and an organic acid having 1-3 carbon atoms under conditions sufficient to oxidize carbon to carbon double bonds found in...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Process for the production of polyurethane products

The present invention relates to a process for obtaining polyols from used frying oils as the starting ingredient and converting the polyols to polyurethane products. The process comprises few steps such as epoxidation process by reacting used frying oil with an acid, reacting the epoxidized used frying oil with a monohydric or polyhydric alcohol...

Company name: Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Polyols suitable for hot molded foam production with high renewable resource content

Polyols are produced by an alkoxylation process in which a vegetable oil containing hydroxyl functional groups is combined with a DMC catalyst to form a mixture, the DMC catalyst is then activated by adding ethylene oxide and/or propylene oxide to the vegetable oil/catalyst mixture, and ethylene oxide and propylene oxide are added to the mixture...

Company name: Bayer Material Science
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> CYCLOALIPHATIC
Mixture based on a polyisocyanate and a solvent of ether ester type, aqueous emulsion obtained from...

The mixture of the invention comprises at least one cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate and at least one solvent comprising an ester function and an ether function. An aqueous emulsion can be obtained from this mixture which also comprises a compound bearing a function with a mobile hydrogen, selected from primary or secondary hydroxyl functions, phenol...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Solvent borne polyurethane process

A process for obtaining a solvent borne polyurethane composition comprising preparing an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer A; reacting the isocyanate groups of isocyanate-terminated prepolymer A with 0.1 to 1.8 stoichiometric equivalents of at least one active-hydrogen containing chain-terminating compound and or chain-extending compound; optionally...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Biodegradable resin and method for manufacturing same

Provided is a biodegradable resin including a urethane bond generated by a reaction of a polyester polymer with a polyvalent isocyanate used as a chain extender. Particularly, provided is a method of preparing a biodegradable resin using a limited amount of the chain extender and having excellent properties, and a biodegradable resin in which...

Company name: Samsung Fine Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> PHOTOCURABLE
Photosensitive resin composition, flexographic printing plate, and method for producing flexographic...

The present invention provides a photosensitive resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of a polyurethane prepolymer having an ethylenically unsaturated group, 10 to 150 parts by mass of an ethylenically unsaturated compound, and 0.01 to 10 parts by mass of a photopolymerization initiator, wherein the ethylenically unsaturated compound...

Company name: Asahi Kasei E-Materials
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet ink set, inkjet recording device, and inkjet recording method

An inkjet ink set containing a first pigment ink and a second pigment ink. The first pigment ink includes an anionic self-emulsification ether polyurethane, and the second pigment ink includes a styrene acrylic resin emulsion.

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrical insulation system

Electrical insulation system with improved electrical breakdown strength, including a hardened polymer component having incorporated therein a filler material and a nano-scale sized filler material. The hardened polymer component is selected from epoxy resin compositions, polyesters, polyamides, polybutylene terephthalate, polyurethanes and...

Company name: ABB
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Two-component composition for producing polyurethane gel coats for epoxy-resin and vinyl-ester resin...

The invention relates to the use of a two-component composition comprising a polyol component and a polyisocyanate component, for producing polyurethane gel coats for epoxy-resin and vinyl-ester resin composite materials.

Company name: Mankiewicz Gebr.
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane resin composition for flame retardant coated materials and coated products...

The present invention is an aqueous polyurethane resin composition for a flame retardant coated material comprised of an aqueous dispersion of a polyurethane resin obtained by extending a chain of an urethane prepolymer in an aqueous dispersion. The aqueous dispersion of the urethane prepolymer is obtained by reacting (a) a polyisocyanate component...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Elastomer binding materials made with natural oil based polyols

Embodiments of the invention provide for polyurethane binders or adhesives that result in an increased amount of renewable resources in the final composite products while yet maintaining the quality of the composite products.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Lignite-urethane based resins for enhance foundry sand performance

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

Company name: Amcol International
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Two-component polyurethane composition with delayed crosslinking

The invention relates to a crosslinking two-component polyurethane composition consisting of (i) a constituent A containing polyols and additives, and (ii) a constituent B containing between 100 and 65 wt. % of aromatic polyisocyanates, between 0 and 35 wt. % of aliphatic polyisocyanates, and between 0.05 and 3.0 wt. % of a retarder, and optionally...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Storage-stable, NCO-free laminating adhesive

The invention relates to a crosslinkable one-component laminating adhesive containing (i) 25 to 80 wt % polyester prepolymers, polyether prepolymers, and/or polyurethane prepolymers that are free of NCO groups and comprise at least one crosslinkable alkoxysilane group, as well as additionally NCO groups reacted with compounds that contain no...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS
Halo-free heat transfer label with pigmented adhesive

A pigmented adhesive, halo-free heat transfer label is created when adhesive properties are incorporated into colored inks used to print graphics on labels for items such as apparel. The resulting label has a halo-free graphic applied thereto that eliminates the need for a separate application of adhesive to the label. A pigmented adhesive...

Company name: Illinois Tool Works
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Abrasion resistant silicone coating composition, coated article, and making method

A silicone coating composition is provided comprising (A) a hydrolytic condensate obtained by (co)hydrolytic condensation of an alkoxysilane, (B) colloidal silica, (C) a urethane-modified vinyl polymer, (D) a curing catalyst, and (E) a solvent, the solid content of component (C) being 1 to 30% by weight based on the total solid content of...

Company name: Shin-Etsu Chemical
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Two-part polyurethanes based on hyperbranched polymers

A two-part polyurethane composition including a first pack and a second pack. The first pack includes at least one hyperbranched copolymer having OH groups and which is prepared from at least one or more monomer(s) having at least two unsaturated C--C bonds and one or more monomer(s) having one unsaturated C--C bond and one hydroxyl group in the...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Two-component, polyaspartic coating compositions

A polyurea coating composition comprising the reaction product of: an isocyanate-functional component (A) comprising: a) an aliphatic isocyanate functional material; and b) a cycloaliphatic isocyanate functional material; and an isocyanate-reactive component (B) comprising at least one polyaspartic acid ester component.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Composition curable with actinic energy ray and use thereof

An actinic energy ray curable composition useful as a paint or coating agent, especially for products where scratch resistance is desired, includes a particular composition that includes a urethane (meth)acrylate obtained by reacting to an organic isocyanate having a plurality of isocyanate groups in one molecule with a polycaprolactone-modified...

Company name: Natoco
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Hydrogel matrix having increased absorption capacity for liquids

The invention relates to a multilayer wound dressing, in particular for moist wound treatment, comprising a first layer as an absorbent layer, which comprises a hydrogel matrix, and at least one second layer, which is applied to the first layer on the side facing away from the wound. The hydrogel matrix comprises 54 to 60 wt % of propylene glycol,...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Method for using hydrogel sheet for treating wound

Wound bed preparation in a skin wound area can be carried out by using a hydrogel sheet, wherein the hydrogel sheet is prepared by spreading a hydrogel containing a water-soluble polymer, glycerin, and water on a two-layered laminated film consisting of a polyurethane film and a hydrophobic fiber and the moisture permeability of the hydrogel sheet...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Polylactic acid composition, foam molded article thereof and method of producing the same

An object of the present invention is to inexpensively provide a method and device of producing a high viscosity polylactic acid composition, which composition is appropriate for foam molding having a high expansion ratio and is stable, and a foam molded article having a high expansion ratio formed of said high viscosity polylactic acid...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Polyurethane foams with decreased aldehyde emissions, a process for preparing these foams and a...

This invention relates to polyurethane foams which exhibit decreased aldehyde emission, to a process of preparing these polyurethane foams, and to a method of decreasing aldehyde emissions in foams. The polyurethane foams herein additionally comprise a small quantity of a polyhydrazodicarbonamide dispersion polyol to the isocyanate-reactive...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MICROCELLULAR
Reaction system for preparing polyurethane microcellular foam, a polyurethane microcellular foam and...

The present invention relates to a reaction system for preparing polyurethane microcellular foam, a polyurethane microcellular foam and the use thereof. The reaction system for preparing polyurethane microcellular foam comprises isocyanate prepolymer, polyols, catalysts and chain extenders. The isocyanate prepolymer is a reaction product of...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Semi-rigid polyurethane foams and processes for their production and use

Semi-rigid polyurethane foams having a density of 90 to 180 kg/m.sup.3 and a compressive strength of 20 to 95 kPa are produced by reacting a polyisocyanate with an isocyanate-reactive component that includes an o-toluenediamine initiated polyether polyol. These foams are particularly useful as composites for automotive interior components.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
CASE
Thermosetting compositions containing isocyanurate rings

The invention relates to thermosetting compositions containing isocyanurate ring(s) prepared through chain extension of an epoxy resin (a) with carboxyl-functional oligomers (b), which are the reaction product of polyols (i) containing one or more isocyanurate ring(s) and polycarboxylic acids or their anhydrides (ii). The polyols (i) containing one...

Company name: CCP Composites
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition for coating surface of solar heat-collecting reflective plate, and process for...

To provide a coating composition for coating the surface of a solar heat-collecting reflective plate, capable of forming on the surface of a reflective substrate a coating film which has excellent weather resistance and impact resistance, and which is excellent in the adhesion and is thereby hardly peeled, and a process for producing a solar...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Erosion-resistant coating compositions

The invention relates to a composition which comprises at least one polyol component having a hydroxyl group content of 9% to 15% by weight relative to the total weight of the polyol component, and at least one isocyanate component having a free isocyanate group content of 10% to 15% by weight relative to the total weight of the isocyanate...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Elastic Bonding Films

Elastic bonding films that include an elastic, thermoset core layer and a thermoplastic bonding layer on each side of the core layer are described. The thermoset core layer is a polyurethane formed as the reaction product of (i) a multifunctional isocyanate with (ii) a combination of polyols comprising (a) polyester diol, (b) crosslinker, and (c)...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Multilayer film using solvent-free adhesive, method for producing same and packaging container

A multilayered film which is formed using a solventless adhesive, can obviate wetting deficiency even when the film is manufactured by applying the solventless adhesive to a film by coating at a high speed, exhibits the excellent laminate strength and the excellent impact resistance after a liquid content is filled into a packaging container and...

Company name: Toyo Seikan Kaisha
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
System and method for manufacturing heat-activable adhesive pellets

A method and an apparatus are provided for the production of heat-activable adhesive pellets that can be formed into elements for holding an article to a surface such as a glass surface. The apparatus and method for the manufacture of the heat-activable pellets include the steps of introducing at least a first component comprising at least one...

Company name: A. Raybond Et Cie
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Polyurethane hot-melt adhesive produced from polyacrylates and polyesters

A solvent-free moisture-curing polyurethane hot-melt adhesive composition, in which the adhesive comprises the following components: 20 to 85 wt % of a polyurethane prepolymer with free isocyanate groups produced from at least one polyol from the group of polyether polyols, polyester polyols, polyalkylene polyols and mixtures thereof with an excess...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS ADHESIVES
Conductive adhesive for a floorcovering

The invention relates to an adhesive for a floorcovering, comprising, based on the entire adhesive, from 5 to 30% by weight of at least one component selected from graphite and carbon black and/or from 0.2 to 3% by weight of conductive carbon fibers, from 25 to 50% by weight of a polyurethane dispersion with solids content of from 25 to 65% by...

Company name: Construction Research and Technology
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurea compositions and methods of use

Disclosed are polyurea compositions comprising the reaction products of a polyformal-isocyanate prepolymer and a curing agent comprising an amine. The compositions are useful as sealants in aerospace applications.

Company name: PRC DeSoto International
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Urea-bonded alkoxysilanes for use in sealants and adhesives

The invention relates to reactive, urea-bonded alkoxysilanes based on polyether block copolymers reacted with diisocyanate, said copolymers being of the structure B-A.sub.n in which the central block B consists of polyoxytetramethylene, polyoxyethylene, polybutadiene, polyisoprene, polyacrylate, polymethacrylate, polyamide, polyurethane or...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Preparation of styrene butadiene rubber masterbatch using polyamide and an epoxidized silica

A functionalized silica for incorporation into natural and synthetic polymers in latex form using precipitated or fumed silica with at least two organosilicon coupling compounds in an aqueous suspension to allow polyamide to load into the polymer latex or to allow polyurethane to load into the polymer latex without disturbing silica-polymer bonds....

Company name: Lion Copolymer
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Method for preparing a thermoplastic polyurethane of improved yellowness index, and optical articles...

Method for converting a composition into thermoplastic polyurethane, said composition comprising polyurethane resin, said method comprising the steps of combining the composition with a chemical compound, and converting said mixture into thermoplastic polyurethane, characterized in that said chemical compound is...

Company name: Essilor International
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Thermoplastic polyurethanes

A process for the preparation of thermoplastic polyurethane by reacting (a) isocyanates with (b) compounds reactive toward isocyanates and having a molecular weight (M.sub.w) of from 500 to 10 000 g/mol and (c) chain extenders having a molecular weight of from 50 to 499 g/mol, if appropriate in the presence of (d) catalysts and/or (e) conventional...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Method for making over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer precursor and thermoplastic...

A method for making over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer precursor. The precursor may be cross-linked.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for making a composite article

A composite includes a first preform and a second preform spaced from and in overlying relationship to the first preform. The second preform defines at least one first opening extending therethrough along an axis transverse to the first preform. A first surface layer is disposed adjacent to the second preform and on an opposite side of the second...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Method for producing a multilayered part

The invention relates to a method for producing a multilayered part which comprises a moulded core (5) and a flexible polyurethane skin layer (4). The core itself comprises a moulded substrate layer (1) which is made of a substrate material, in particular a thermoplastic material, having a Shore A hardness higher than 60. The flexible polyurethane...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Tyre for vehicle wheels provided with an inner cavity

Tyre (1) for vehicle wheels, includes a body (2) of toroidal shape provided with an inner cavity (3), the inner cavity being provided with an opening (3a) facing a centre (C) of the toroidal shape and with a bead (12) intended for being coupled with a rim of a wheel, the opening (3a) being closed by gluing or welding, the body (2) is made of a...

Company name: Mecaplast Di Conti Afro
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> BUMPERS
Micro cellular urethane (MCU) progressive rate bump stop/spring aid

The present invention provides an improved Micro Cellular Urethane (hereinafter `MCU`) bump stop/spring aid having a plurality of struts adapted to level the rate transition as sections are folded onto one another. MCU bump stops/spring aids are well known in the art to assist vehicle suspension systems. More particularly, bump stops/spring aids...

Company name: Trelleborg Automotive
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

Golf ball 2 has a spherical core 4, a mid layer 6 covering this core 4, a reinforcing layer 8 covering this mid layer 6, and a cover 10 covering this reinforcing layer 8. Base polymer of the mid layer 6 includes an ionomer resin as a principal component. The mid layer 6 has a hardness Hm as measured with a Shore D type hardness scale of equal to or...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
Golf ball having a thermosetting intermediate and outer cover and thermoplastic inner cover

A golf ball is formed including a core and a cover. The cover includes a thermoplastic inner cover layer and having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D, an outer cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D, and a non-ionomeric thermosetting polyurethane or polyurea intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Golf ball with an outer core having a high coefficient of restitution

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
Golf ball with high density and high hardness mantle

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a relatively hard and dense inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
Golf ball with specified core coefficient of restitution

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
Golf ball with specified core compression ratio

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
Golf ball with specified density inner cover layer

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
Golf ball with specified inner core and outer core compression

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Headgear

A headgear for securing and positioning a mask suitable for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing is constructed from a composite including polyurethane foam. It includes a back portion with upper and lower straps connected to the back portion. The straps have relatively narrow strap ends the lower straps are displaced downward with respect...

Company name: ResMed
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Hydrophilic foam and pharmaceutical dosage form employing the same

Disclosed herein is a hydrophilic foam. The hydrophilic foam includes a polyurethane matrix having a plurality of cells. The cells are capable of retaining water in an amount of least about 8 grams of water per gram of the hydrophilic foam.

Company name: Modetex Biomedical Materials & Technology Industrial
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Implantable medical devices fabricated from polyurethanes with biodegradable hard and soft blocks...

Medical devices, such as stents, fabricated at least in part from a polymer composite including a biodegradable elastomeric phase dispersed within a biodegradable polymeric matrix are disclosed. The composite is composed of a polyurethane block copolymer including soft polymer blocks and a hard polymer blocks.

Company name: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Core sheath drug delivery devices

It relates to a device comprising (a) a core comprising polyurethane; (b) a sheath comprising ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, said sheath substantially or completely surrounding said core; and (c) one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients dissolved or dispersed in said core and/or said sheath; and to a process for its preparation.

Company name: Chemo
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
Polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers and medical devices containing the same

The present invention pertains to polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers, to methods of making such copolymers and to medical devices that contain such polymers. According to certain aspects of the invention, polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers are provided, which comprise a polyisobutylene segment, an...

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Ophthalmic lenses, ophthalmic lens coating compositions, and methods for manufacturing ophthalmic...

Ophthalmic lenses, coatings for ophthalmic lenses, and methods for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses are provided herein. In one exemplary embodiment, an ophthalmic lens comprising a polymeric lens has a first surface and second surface. A coating overlies the first surface. The coating comprises a polysiloxane, a polyurethane, an oligomer derived...

Company name: Honeywell International
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Belt

A conveying system comprises a frame and an endless belt moveable relative to the frame. The belt comprises a first fabric layer having an inner surface and an outer surface that at least partially forms an upper surface of the belt. A composition comprising a flame retardant is adhered to the inner surface of the first fabric layer such that the...

Company name: Forbo Siegling
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Method for manufacturing polishing pad

A method for manufacturing a polishing pad, which may be laminated, with a small number of manufacturing steps, high productivity and no peeling between a polishing layer and a cushion layer includes preparing a cell-dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method; continuously discharging the cell-dispersed urethane composition onto...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for functionalization of unsaturated compounds

The present invention relates to a process for synthesizing a multifunctional compound, including the reaction of a compound of formula (II) with atmospheric or molecular oxygen, in the presence of at least one aldehyde of formula (III), and optionally in the presence of at least one catalyst or at least one radical initiator; wherein: R.sup.10,...

Company name: Université de Poitiers -
Published On: Friday August 16th, 2013

 
Polymeric compositions comprising per(phenylethynyl) arene derivatives

A polymeric composition comprising a first polymer chosen from a poly(arylene ether) polymer including polymer repeat units of the following structure: --(O--Ar.sub.1--O--Ar.sub.2--O--).sub.m--(--O--Ar.sub.3--O--Ar.sub.4--O)n- - where Ar.sub.1, Ar.sub.2, Ar.sub.3, and Ar.sub.4 are identical or different aryl radicals, m is 0 to 1, n is 1 m; a...

Company name: Delsper
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
Michael acceptor having multiple hydroxyl groups, and michael addition product derived therefrom

Provided is a Michael addition product prepared from a multifunctional acryl monomer having multiple hydroxyl groups allowing introduction of acryl functional groups, as a Michael acceptor, and a Michael donor. The Michael addition product is a novel multifunctional compound having an oligomer and a photoinitiator moiety in the molecule. Since it...

Company name: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Thursday August 15th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS
Polysiloxanes for architectural coatings improve PUR performance

Gerald Witucki, Associate Coatings Scientist at Dow Corning Corporation, US helps to understanding the polysiloxane-organic hybrid coating technology. Especially in the question of durability, cost saving and compliance with HSE.Architects, engineers and other project specifiers utilize a broad palette of coatings systems to decorate and protect...

Company name: Dow Corning Corporation
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 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...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

 
 

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