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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Evonik wins lawsuit on Tegostab trademark infringement in China

Evonik filed a civil lawsuit against the Shanghai QiGuang Corporation for trademark infringement of Evonik’s registered trademark Tegostab in China. The result of the court decision is that Shanghai Qiguang has to stop infringing the registered trademark Tegostab, and to compensate Evonik the incurred damages.Further, Shanghai Qiguang was required...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday August 26th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Plant for Emission-Free Polyurethane Catalyst to Be Constructed

Tosoh Corporation has decided to construct a plant to produce Rzeta, the company’s proprietary, new, and unique emission-free reactive amine catalyst for polyurethane (PU) foam. The plant will be built on the grounds of the ethyleneamine production facilities at the Nanyo Complex for an estimated investment of ¥2 billion. Construction of the Rzeta...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
BASF Announces Polyol Increase

Effective September 15th, 2013, or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all Pluracol® polyol products by $0.08 per pound.This increase is necessitated by continued upward pressure on feedstock costs.

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday August 27th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
INVISTA’s new TERRIN™ polyols available for samples, commercial use

INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, introduces a new polyol offering. Branded as TERRIN™ polyols, this family of aliphatic ester polyols is available for samples and commercial use after successfully undergoing its first commercial trial at INVISTA’s Wilmington, N.C., manufacturing facility.For more than...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

 
Stepan Announces October 1, 2013 Rigid Aromatic Polyester Polyol Price Increase for U.S. sourced...

Effective October 1, 2013, Stepan will increase prices for STEPANPOL® Rigid Aromatic Polyester Polyols by $0.04 per pound. The increase is necessary due to rising raw material costs.

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
New Polyester Products Are Now Live on Stepan website

Stepan Company is pleased to announce the addition of new products to our superior line of C.A.S.E. polyesters, as we continue to provide specialty products to meet your unique formulation requirements. Technical data and sampling availability for an expanded selection of STEPANPOL® polyols and our new product line, RUCOTE® polyester resins for...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYCAPROLACTONE
Asahi Kasei to Build Plant for Duranol™ PCD, a PUR Intermediate in China

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has decided to construct a plant in China for Duranol™ polycarbonatediol (PCD), an intermediate for high-performance polyurethanes.PCD is used to make high-performance polyurethanes with characteristics such as exceptional heat resistance and water resistance. Demand for PCD is growing throughout the world as the polyurethane...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Methylene Di-P-Phenylene Isocyanate (MDI): 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017

Methylene Di-P-Phenylene Isocyanate (MDI): 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017 provides an in-depth review of the market under discussion. Prepared by the experienced research team, the report contains accurate and thoroughly processed data collected from a slew of primary and secondary sources.The study encloses an insightful market...

Company name: Market Publishers
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

 
CASE
BASF announces plans for U.S. polyurethane CASE distributor

BASF announced that it has appointed Archway Sales Inc., as a distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the Coatings, Adhesives & Binders, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) market in the Ohio valley. Effective January 1, 2014, Archway will be a national distributor for the CASE market. With world-scale production facilities in Geismar, Louisiana, BASF...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
European Coatings JOURNAL‘s September issue out now

The last decade has been marked by some of the most impressive Big Science projects in history. In the biological sciences, the cracking of the human genome has spawned a new industrial-scale programme of genome decoding.In space exploration, the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have transformed our understanding of our neighbouring planet.But...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
ARKEMA : to showcase leading technology for coatings formulators at ABRAFATI 2013

"Our goal at ABRAFATI is to introduce our customers, as well as other leaders across the industry, to our multi-technology and multi-product offering that is unique in the market," said Pedro Medeiros, General Manager for Arkema subsidiary Coatex."Since the last exhibition where only Coatex was present with its waterborne rheology additives, Arkema...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
Allnex to Present Innovative Coatings Technologies at ABRAFATI 2013

Allnex announced today its participation at ABRAFATI 2013, the 13th International Exhibition of Coatings Industry Suppliers, to be held at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil from September 16 - 18, 2013.Allnex will be exhibiting and speaking about many of the company’s innovative coating and ink technologies. This includes promoting...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
PDA Basic & Advanced Applicator Courses

PDA will offer its Applicator Spray Course November 3-8 here at our office located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Register today for this dynamic course!Register today and take away valuable knowledge of the application of polyurea coatings. The course also covers all aspects from the chemistry of polyurea to equipment to actual application of...

Company name: Diamond Liners
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Premium Spray Products and IFTI Successfully Pass Alternative Thermal and Ignition Barrier Testing

Premium Spray Products teamed up with IFTI to conduct testing at Intertek in San Antonio, Texas. Two full-scale NFPA 286 room corner burn tests were passed over Premium Spray Product's signature spray foams: Foamsulate™ 50 0.5 lb. open-cell and Foamsulate™ 210 2.0 lb. closed-cell.The certified tests were completed in June and August of 2013. The...

Company name: International Fireproof Technology
Published On: Monday August 26th, 2013

 
No-Burn® Plus XD & Bayer's Bayseal OC

No-Burn®’s Plus XD has successfully tested with Bayer’s Bayseal OC to meet the IRC® and IBC® requirements where spray polyurethane foam insulation is exposed in attics and crawlspaces. Where entry is limited, the use of a non-prescriptive, alternate ignition barrier or intumescent coating is permissible and preferred. Certified installers,...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Global Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Market is Expected to Cross USD 1,746.9 Million in 2018

This report is an attempt to identify the performance of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) in the overall market. This report on the TPU market is subdivided by application, end user industries and also by geographical analysis in terms of both volume and revenue from 2010 till 2018. By application the global TPU market includes injection molding,...

Company name: Transparency Market Research
Published On: Monday August 26th, 2013

 
Wanhua-BorsodChem: Focus on PVC and TPUs at K 2013

2013 will be the first time that BorsodChem will be present at the K fair as a member of the Wanhua Group. The focus of the presence at K 2013 will be on BorsodChem’s PVC and Wanhua’s TPU businessesWanhua-BorsocChem is one of the leading global PU raw material suppliers and plays an important role in the plastics industry. Wanhua is the biggest MDI...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

 
Zythane: APS' first own TPU

In June 2013 APS introduced a line of polyester and polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethanes. The new materials are sold under the brand name Zythane. They are transparent, UV-resistant and available in a hardness range from 60 Shore A to 70 Shore D. Mechanical properties are:• tensile strength 3,000 - 8,000 psi• tear strength 400 - 1,600 lb...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

 
Lubrizol and Merquinsa Announces Participation in K 2013

The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it will be participating at K 2013-The International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber-in Dusseldorf from October 10-23, in Hall 06, Booth C10.In addition to its wide-range of Estane® Engineered Polymers, Lubrizol will be highlighting its highperformance specialty TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) resins...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Getzner releases New technical brochure and Case Study available for download

New publications concerning topical matters of interest and solutions are now available: a new brochure about the elastic shielding of buildings and a Case Study that looks at the vibration isolation of the largest revolving stage in Japan, in the Kabukiza Theatre, can now be downloaded.NEW: Increasing value through elastic shielding of...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Deceuninck North America Expands Pultrusion Capabilities; Partners with Graham Architectural...

Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors, and outdoor living, has acquired the pultrusion assets and related intellectual property of Graham Engineering, a manufacturer of blow molding machinery based in York, PA. At the same time, Deceuninck will serve as the singular supplier of...

Company name: Deceuninck North America
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Spray Foam Direct Unveils New Video: Where to Start When Ready to Insulate - Top 3 Projects

Spray Foam Direct, the manufacturers and distributors of Foam it Green spray foam insulation, unveils it’s latest YouTube video titled: Where to Start When Ready to Insulate - Top 3 Projects.This video, unveiled by Spray Foam Direct, discusses the most popular home insulation projects, and is a guide on how to do them. Most consumers don’t know...

Company name: Spray Foam Direct
Published On: Monday August 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> WALL CAVITIES FILLING
High Flow Technology at the Polyurethane Technical Conference

Fomo Products, Inc. is excited to announce that Dr. Tom Fishback, vice president of research and development, will present a new generation of low pressure, pour-in-place foam technology known as High Flow TechnologyTM, on Tuesday, September 24, as a part of the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. The presentation will take place during the...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Continental ContiSilent Tyre Reduces Road Noise with PU

Love the quiet life? If so, try Continental ContiSilent Tyres that reduce cabin noise up to 9db (depending on the vehicle and road conditions). But how? These revolutionary products - that resemble standard tyres from the outside - have polyurethane foam coatings bonded to their interiors via powerful, long lasting, adhesive. These dampen the sound...

Company name: Continental AG
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Johnson Controls receives two J.D. Power 2013 overall satisfaction awards for Highest Quality...

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, was recently recognized in the J.D. Power 2013 Seat Quality and Satisfaction StudySM as the supplier with the highest quality seats in two segments: Mass Market Midsize/Large CUVs and Mass Market Trucks/Vans. "We are honored to be recognized by J.D. Power and new-vehicle owners in these...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
Bailey-Parks Offers Polyurethane Frac Sand Transport Solutions

Bailey-Parks Urethane will attend the second annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, September 5–6, 2013, at the JW Marriott Hill Country hotel in San Antonio, Texas, to discuss polyurethane solutions for some of the logistics problems currently affecting petroleum and natural gas exploration companies in the United States. Bailey-Parks...

Company name: Bailey-Parks Urethane
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
Tema supply new screen for Brett Aggregates

Owned and operated by Brett Aggregates Ltd since the 60’s the North Sea Terminal site is located at Cliffe, Rochester and incorporates a ready-mix plant, bagging plant, block making factory and railhead. Sea dredged sand and gravel during busy periods is delivered twice daily by self-discharging dredgers with the site receiving six cargo’s over 3...

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Monday August 26th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Solvay, partners start building hydrogen peroxide plant

Belgian chemicals and plastics company Solvay said on Monday it and partners had started the construction of one of the world's largest hydrogen peroxide plants in Saudi Arabia.Solvay and Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Co, are building the 300,000 tonne per year plant at Sadara's chemical complex in Jubail...

Company name: Solvay
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
Huntsman Completes Acquisition of U.S. Polyols Manufacturer, Oxid L.P.

Huntsman Corporation announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the business of Oxid L.P., a manufacturer and marketer of specialty urethane polyols in Houston, Texas, for an amount of up to $75 million. Oxid generated $86 million of revenue in 2012.Oxid’s polyols are a key component in the production of energy saving polyurethane...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
Vibration isolation specialist Getzner opens US office

In August, Getzner Werkstoffe, a leading vibration isolation specialist, opened a subsidiary in Charlotte (NC). Its vibration isolation solutions block out noise and vibrations. The Rushmore and Touraine buildings in NYC demonstrate the positive impact this has on comfort and the value of real estate.Getzner Werkstoffe, one of the world's leading...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Thomas Hartmann appointed as Managing Director of BASF Coatings GmbH

The Supervisory Board of BASF Coatings GmbH has appointed Thomas Hartmann as Managing Director and Industrial Relations Director of BASF Coatings GmbH, effective September 1, 2013. He succeeds Eva Müller who will assume a new position within the BASF Group.In addition to his new tasks, Hartmann will continue to be global head of Human Resources at...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
Just Jansz Appointed to Genomatica Board of Directors

Genomatica announced the addition of Just Jansz to its Board of Directors. Jansz has thirty years of international experience as an accomplished senior executive in the chemical industry with leaders such as LyondellBasell and Shell. He will provide uniquely well-grounded insights as Genomatica expands the licensing of its bio-based process...

Company name: Genomatica
Published On: Friday August 30th, 2013

 
Cash To Head Axalta Industrial Coatings; PPG Appoints Braun as VP Industrial Coatings

Axalta and PPG both made major announcements in who will run their industrial coatings divisions.Michael Cash has joined Axalta Coating Systems from AkzoNobel Coatings. Kevin Braun has been appointed vice president of PPG's industrial coatings, Americas, effective immediately, replacing Richard Zoulek, who has left the company.Cash joined Axalta...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

 
LEATHER
Waterborne PU resin & Waterborne Ecological Synthetic Leather Special Pavilion at 5th China...

The 5th China (Shanghai) International Synthetic Leather Expo,will be held on 8-10 April 2014 at Shanghai New International Expo Center. It is organised by China Plastics Processing Industry Association(CPPIA). As we all know, China’s synthetic leather has made a significant contribution to the world, 80 % of the world’s synthetic leather...

Company name: China Plastics Processing Industry Association Synthetic Leather Committee
Published On: Monday August 26th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Polyurethanes made using zinc catalysts

Polyisocyanate-based polymers are formed by curing a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate and at least one isocyanate-reactive compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups in the presence of a zinc catalyst that contains at least one zinc atom associated with a polydentate ligand that contains at least one...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Diamine as adhesion enhancer

Diamine is used to enhance adhesion between polyurethane and polyolefinic material or ionomeric material.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Concentrating method, treating method, concentrating system and treating system for polyisocyanate...

A concentrating method and a concentrating system for concentrating polyisocyanate residues that that can effectively concentrate polyisocyanate residues from crude polyisocyanate comprising polyisocyanate and polyisocyanate residues in a short time and can also suppress increase in viscosity to provide stable transport of the residues and prevent...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
Method of measuring entry of water into phosgene-conducting plants

The invention relates to a method of measuring entry of water and resulting corrosion in plants for producing isocyanates by reacting phosgene with one or more primary amines in a solvent. The invention further relates to an apparatus for producing such isocyanates, in the work-up section of which probes for monitoring corrosion are arranged in...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Cold-box binding agent systems and mixtures for use as additives for such binding agent systems

A description is provided of a mixture which is preparable by allowing the reaction of a premixture of (av), methanesulfonic acid (bv), one or more esters of one or more phosphorous-oxygen acids and (cv) one or more silanes. The invention also concerns the use of said mixtures as additives for the polyisocyanate component of a two-component binding...

Company name: Huttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Radiation curable composition

A radiation curable composition comprising 15 to 85 wt % of at least one solvent comprising .ltoreq.20 wt % of water; 5 to 50 wt % of at least one radiation curable material having a Mn in the range of from 50 to 10,000 g/mol; and 10 to 70 wt % of at least one polyurethane having a Mw in the range of from 4,000 to 70,000 g/mol, the polyurethane...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Resin for composite structures

A resin precursor composition includes an isocyanate component, a first polyol having a molecular weight of between approximately 600 and 800 and an OH index of between approximately 200 and 300 mgOH/g, and a second polyol having a molecular weight of between approximately 100 and 300 and an OH index of between approximately 800 and 1,200 mgOH/g.

Company name: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Liquid coating composition comprising polyurethane resin sag control agents

A liquid coating composition comprising a resin solids content comprising (i) a binder solids content comprising at least one hydroxyl-functional binder A and 0.5 to less than 5 wt. % of at least one polyurethane resin B with functional groups selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl groups, free isocyanate groups and blocked isocyanate...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam

The present invention relates to a reactive formulation used to make a flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam which is particularly suited for use in under the hood vehicle applications which require sound deadening and vibration management and a process to make said foam. In particular, the flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam is made...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Wednesday August 28th, 2013

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

A reaction system comprising an organic polyisocyanate and an isocyanate reactive component for preparation of a viscoelastic polyurethane foam is provided. The isocyanate reactive component comprises (i) from 10 to 50% by weight of one or more low equivalent weight propylene oxide rich (PO-rich) polyols having a combined number average equivalent...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Producing rigid polymer foams

A process for producing a rigid polymer foam comprises reacting components A to C in the presence of component D or an isocyanate-functional prepolymer of components A and B with component C in the presence of component D, the total amount of which is 100 wt %, (A) 35 to 65 wt % of at least one polyisocyanate component A, (B) 5 to 50 wt % of at...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Photochromic materials

The present invention relates to photochromic materials that include a photochromic compound that includes a photochromic substituent (e.g., an indeno-fused naphthopyran) and at least one pendent silane group, which is bonded to the photochromic substituent. The pendent silane groups are selected from certain pendent siloxy-silane groups and/or...

Company name: Transitions Optical
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
Coatings for digital detectors

Described is a scintillator screen that includes a supporting layer having a phosphor dispersed in a polymeric binder disposed on the supporting layer and a barrier layer disposed on the polymeric binder. The barrier layer includes a non-moisture absorbing polymer selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate, cellulose...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Use of thermoplastic polyurethanes in rubber modified bitumen roofing membranes

A roofing membrane that includes a blend of thermoplastic polyurethane and petroleum liquid so as to improve the UV stability of the blend without adversely affecting the flexibility of the dried and/or cured blend.

Company name: Garland Company Inc
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition, circuit connecting material, connection structure of circuit member, and...

The adhesive composition of the invention comprises a radical generator, a thermoplastic resin and a urethane(meth)acrylate having two or more radical-polymerizing groups in the molecule and a weight-average molecular weight of 3000-30,000.

Company name: Hitachi Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday August 27th, 2013

 
Filter element frames

A filter element comprises a top frame member, a bottom frame member and a pleated filter assembly received in respective channel sectioned formers comprised by said top and bottom frame members. The formers are integrally bonded with a polyurethane resin core formed in the formers. A mold may include a core member or projections which maintain air...

Company name: Madison Filter 981
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
Adhesive composition, varnish, adhesive film and wiring film

Provided are an adhesive composition with good storage stability, heat resistance, moisture resistance reliability, and adhesion properties; and a curl- and heat-resistant adhesive film and a wiring film using the adhesive composition. The adhesive composition contains 100 parts by weight of a phenoxy resin (A) having plural alcoholic hydroxyl...

Company name: Hitachi Cable
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
Method for the production of adhesive-coated articles, articles obtainable thereby and their use

Method for the production of adhesive-coated articles, articles obtainable thereby and their use A method for the production of adhesive-coated articles comprises the steps of: (I) providing a substrate; (II) applying a first polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer onto the substrate, the first polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Isocyanate-free insulated glass sealant and insulated glass units using the same

An insulated glass sealant includes an elastomeric matrix that is the reaction product of an acetoacetylated polymer and a cross-linking reagent having amino functionality, preferably a polyetheramine, polyamine, or polyamide. A method of sealing an insulated glass unit includes applying the insulated glass sealant to one or more glass sheets,...

Company name: Cray Valley
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Elastomeric materials having a high hardblock content and process for preparing them

Elastomeric material having a density of more than 100 kg/m.sup.3 and comprising a matrix material comprising a plurality of urethane, urea and/or isocyanurate groups and having a hardblock content of more than 50% (hereinafter called matrix A); and a polymeric material which 1) has no groups which are able to form a urethane, urea or isocyanurate...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FILMS
Decorative element with TPU film and method of its manufacture

A method for producing a decorative element includes the steps of: (a) preparing a thermoplastic polyurethanes (abbreviated TPU) film, at least one ornament, and a releasing film, which has been coated with a glue layer on a plane thereof; (b) disposing the plane of the releasing film coated with the glue layer facing to the ornament; (c) arranging...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Lightweight, multi-layered structural composites using recycled landfill-bound scrap

A composite structure is based on a sandwich construction and a one-step molding process. The composite structure or component comprises a core layer having two outer layers on each side of the core layer. The outer layers may be composed of automotive interior trim scrap adhered with an isocyanate adhesive composition. Core layer and outer layers...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Masonry construction using single-component polyurethane foam and foam-core blocks

A masonry wall is constructed of multiple courses of bricks, concrete blocks or other masonry units. A single-component urethane closed cell foam material is employed as bonding agent and is applied to the facing surfaces of the masonry units. The single-component material cures by absorbing water from its environment. The material sets up slowly...

Company name: Calmar Holdings
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulated sport/utility shelter

The present invention relates to an outdoor shelter, such as a hunting blind consisting of a rectangular structure with roof and floor. The outer surface is coated with a spray closed cell foam insulation material, such as spray polyurethane. The foam is coated with a waterproof flexible membrane, such as a waterproof flexible latex paint.

Company name: Hunter's Comfort
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Ballistic resilient run-flat tire, kit and method thereof

A ballistic resilient run-flat tire device, kit and method for manufacturing the same are presented for providing a vehicle a capability of traveling for at least 30 miles at 30 miles per hour, after the device has been compromised as of result of exposure due to ballistic ordinance rifle shots such as 7.62.times.39 mm and 7.62.times.54 R or air...

Company name: Arnco
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Synthetic resin leather

A synthetic resin leather has a substrate and a synthetic resin layer attached to the substrate. The substrate is a both sides cross-knitted fabric and is prepared by cross-knitting a first yarn with 10 to 40 in count including single spun or mixed spun fibers made of rayon, cotton, polyester, nylon, acryl, or urethane and a second yarn with 50 to...

Company name: Okamoto Industries
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing member

Provided is a developing roller including elastic layer and resin layer adhered to each other and having an appropriately resistance, thereby suppressing fogging. The developing member comprises a mandrel; an elastic layer; and a resin layer, wherein: the resin layer comprises polyurethane resin obtained by isocyanate and polyol; and the elastic...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Multi-layered grip

Disclosed are grips and methods of making grips for use with the handle of an article, and in particular for use with fishing poles and golf clubs. The grip preferably includes a multi-layered gripping member and an inner sleeve or mounting body. The gripping member can include an outer layer with a fabric layer coated and preferably saturated by...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
Multi-layer golf ball with bladder core

The present disclosure is directed to a golf ball and a method for manufacturing a golf ball including a bladder core. In at least one embodiment, the bladder core includes an ethyl vinyl alcohol copolymer layer combined with multiple layers of thermoplastic polyurethane or other material to prevent leakage. In addition, it is contemplated that the...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> OIL ABSORPTION
Method for producing polyurethane particles

It is provided smooth polyurethane particles for oil absorption under producing, treating, keeping and transporting. A polyurethane particle consists of a body of the polyurethane particle and hydrophilic fine silica powders existing on the body. The body is obtained by three-dimensionally polymerizing an isocyanate-terminated urethane prepolymer...

Company name: Konishi
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> SURGEONS GLOVES
Polymers for surgeons gloves

This invention relates to aqueous polyurethane compositions suitable for dipped surgeon's gloves and related articles needing toughness, pliability, and some solvent resistance. The gloves replace natural latex gloves which can cause allergic reactions and/or isoprene gloves which have their own drawbacks.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad, method of producing the same and method of producing semiconductor device by using...

The present invention provides a polishing pad used for planarizing inter layer dielectrics and the like by CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) in the manufacturing process of a semiconductor device, a method of producing the polishing pad and a method of producing a semiconductor device by using the polishing pad. The present invention relates to...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
Cushioned bed chair

A cushioned bed chair attached to a bed that includes a vertical support with an inside portion to provide vertical support to a user, a horizontal support with a bottom surface, a distal end and an inside portion secured in a perpendicular position to the vertical support when the user is sitting in the bed chair and a pair of support legs...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for manufacture of 2-oxoimidazolidines

A method for the manufacture of 2-oxoimidazolidines comprising the steps of converting an isocyanate and an amine to a urea, and then performing a ring closure of the urea to yield the 2-oxoimidazolidine is disclosed. The 2-oxoimidazolidines produced may then be used in the production of Pramiconazole and other structurally related compounds.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 29th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> BIOCIDES
A Shape‐Adaptive, Antibacterial‐Coating of Immobilized Quaternary‐Ammonium...

Quaternary-ammonium-compounds are potent cationic antimicrobials used in everyday consumer products. Surface-immobilized, quaternary-ammonium-compounds create an antimicrobial contact-killing coating. We describe the preparation of a shape-adaptive, contact-killing coating by tethering quaternary-ammonium-compounds onto hyperbranched polyurea...

Company name: University of Groningen
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Novel Gelling Catalyst for Non-Emission Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Flexible and semi-rigid polyurethane foams have been widely used in automotive interior parts, residential upholstered furniture and bedding. In these, as well as other end use industries, a reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emissions from polyurethane foams continues to be an important issue [1, 2].To address this challenge, reactive...

Company name: Tosoh
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Effect of Reaction Temperature on Adhesive Properties of Waterborne Polyurethane/Acrylic Hybrids...

Hybrid polyurethane/acrylic particles have been synthesized by miniemulsion polymerization at various temperatures to determine the effect of the reaction temperature on the polymer microstructure and the adhesive properties of films prepared from latexes. Simultaneous free radical polymerization of a mixture of (meth)acrylic monomers in the...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Influence of Polyol Molecular Weight and Type on the Tack and Peel Properties of Waterborne...

A requirement for optimum performance in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) is the right balance between viscous and elastic properties, achieved by controlling the molecular architecture. Here, waterborne polyurethane PSAs are synthesized using a blend of polyether and polyalkene-based polyols. The effects of the polyol type and molecular weight...

Company name: Quaid-i-Azam University
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Design strategy for waterborne polyurethane with sodium sulfonate groups on the soft segments

The field of waterborne polyurethane (WPU) is gaining a great deal of momentum from both a commercial and academic sense because of increasing environmental and sustainable awareness. For polyurethane (PU) to be dispersible in water, the hydrophilic groups are very important in the design of the polymer chains. Herein, we present a design strategy...

Company name: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Hybrid networks incorporating fluorous polyoxetane soft blocks

Easily cleaned surfaces are of great interest because of a wide range of applications and strong economic impact attendant to advances. This research explores a model rigid adherent and two hybrid elastomeric coatings based on fluorous polyoxetanes, namely, poly(2-trifluoroethoxymethyl-2-methyl-1,3 propylene oxide) ‘3F’ and the...

Company name: Virginia Commonwealth University
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
Highly Improved Thermal Properties of Hydroxyl‐Containing Polymers via Modification by...

Isocyanate functional benzoxazine (NCO-4HBA-a) is used for coupling with hydroxyl-group-containing molecules. Glycerol is used in a model reaction to study the urethane bonds formed between the NCO-4HBA-a and the glycerol's hydroxyl groups. The model supports a reaction between NCO-4HBA-a and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), which leads to an improved...

Company name: Case Western Reserve University
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
Effect of Thermal History on the Microstructure of a Poly(tetramethylene oxide)-Based Polyurea

The role of thermal history on the nanoscale segregated structure of a bulk polymerized polyurea containing oligomeric poly(tetramethylene oxide) soft segments is investigated in the present study. Temperature-dependent unlike segment demixing was explored in two series of experiments: at constant heating (and cooling) rate and on annealing at...

Company name: The Pennsylvania State University
Published On: Monday September 02nd, 2013

 
 

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