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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Great Lakes Solutions Announces Price Increase For TBBA Flame Retardant

Great Lakes Solutions, a business of Chemtura Corporation (NYSE Euronext:CHMT), today announced a price increase in all regions of $0.30/kg. for its TBBA (tetrabromobisphenol A) flame retardant (BA-59PTM), effective Sept. 16, 2013, or as contracts allow.TBBA is a brominated flame retardant with a primary application in the manufacture of flame...

Company name: Great Lakes Solutions
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
Great Lakes Solutions Announces Price Increase for HBCD Flame Retardant

Great Lakes Solutions, a business of Chemtura Corporation (NYSE Euronext:CHMT), today announced a price increase in all regions of $3.00/kg. for all grades of its HBCD flame retardant (CD-75P™; CD-75PC™ and SP-75™), effective Sept. 16, 2013, or as contracts allow.HBCD is a brominated flame retardant with a primary application in extruded...

Company name: Great Lakes Solutions
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
Albemarle to increase price of SAYTEX® CP-2000 brominated flame retardant

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, will increase the price of SAYTEX® CP-2000 (tetrabromo bisphenol A) flame retardant by 15% on all shipments effective immediately or as contracts allow. Albemarle's brominated flame retardant is part of the Company's fire safety solutions within...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Efficient blade production relies on smart release agents

Chem-Trend was recently featured as a composites industry expert for wind turbine release systems in Reinforced Plastics magazine. Today’s large wind turbine blades need to come out of the mould right the first time, with no defects. An important contributor to this is a mould release system which assists in extracting the blades perfectly while...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
BASF to increase prices for Neopentylglycol in North America

Effective October 1, 2013 or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing its list and off-list prices in North America for all grades of Neopentylglycol (Neol®) by $0.05 per pound. Neopentylglycol is mainly used as a building block in polyester resins for coatings, unsaturated polyesters, lubricants and plasticizers.

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday September 03rd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Shell Announces Polyol Price Hike

Effective October 1, 2013, or as contracts will allow, Shell Chemical LP will increase prices as follows: CARADOL® Polyol prices will increase US $0.07/lb.

Company name: Shell Chemical Ltd
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Aliphatic Polyesters Polyols

Effective October 1, 2013, or as contracts allow, Coim USA Inc. will raise the price of its Aliphatic Polyester Polyols, marketed under Diexter brand name, within the United States and Canada up to $ 0.05 per pound depending on the grades.

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
COIM USA INC. to increase prices on Aromatic Polyester Polyols effective October 1, 2013

Effective October 1, 2013, or as contracts allow, Coim USA Inc. will raise the price of its Aromatic Polyester Polyols, marketed under Isoexter brand name, within the United States and Canada up to five percent (5%) depending on the grades. This increase is necessary to offset higher raw materials cost.

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Middle East TDI seen firm in Sept on demand, margin recovery

Middle East toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) spot prices are likely to stay firm in September because of improved demand, output constraints, and sellers’ efforts to recover margin, market sources said on Monday.“Demand has improved in early September as compared to during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in July and early August,” said an industry...

Company name: ICIS Pricing
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Hempel’s Market Growth Draws Honor

Global coatings supplier Hempel has been recognized for overcoming a struggling economy and promoting market leadership in the protective and marine coatings market.The 2013 North American Protective and Marine Coatings Growth Excellence Leadership Award is presented by Frost & Sullivan, a global leader research organization, to a company that has...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
New BASF XSpark® coating makes cars sparkle

They sparkle like thousands of stars in a cloudless sky: the new “XSpark® ̶ designed by BASF” basecoats. The BASF experts have developed this new automotive OEM coating. It contains very fine glass particles that reflect the light with greater precision, thus creating a pronounced sparkle. It glitters in an even more focused and intensive...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
RPM Performance Coatings Group Acquires Commercial Floor Business

RPM International Inc. announced today that its Performance Coatings Group (PCG) has acquired Expanko, Inc., a producer of terrazzo tile under the FritzTile® brand, as well as cork, rubber and rubber/cork floor tiles, primarily for the education, healthcare, hospitality and sports/entertainment commercial markets. Headquartered in Exton,...

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Affordable PUR Binding for Short-Run and Digital

PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available, offering several additional advantages over other binding adhesives. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can often compromise the strength of a typical hot-melt perfect binding. PUR is resistant to this and will form a super-strong bond with...

Company name:
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Fomo Introduces ColorWise™ Temperature Warning Nozzles

Fomo Products, Inc. introduces its latest innovation, patent-pending ColorWise™ Temperature Warning nozzles. Temperature is the key to spraying high-quality foam with maximum yield and ColorWise nozzles provide a visual check to ensure the chemical is not at an extreme cold temperature. ColorWise Temperature Warning Nozzles turn blue when chemical...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
New Graco Reactor E-10hp

Graco announced the launch of their new machine, the Reactor E-10hp Portable High-Pressure Proportioner available for immediate sale.Designed for polyurea coatings, the Reactor E-10hp is ideal for small to medium projects such as terraces, pools, truck bedliners, secondary containment and waterproofing applications.You will apprectiate how the unit...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Improving green interior options using spray foam from Icynene

There are plenty of options for organizations, homeowners and other individuals to take advantage of superior spray foam insulation options. It's easy for owners to create the right atmosphere using proper spray foam products, as these elements help structures maintain positive interior environments. Icynene locks in the kind of heating and cooling...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
Installing insulation top concern for homeowners

One of the biggest issues that many homeowners have to deal with is getting the right insulation products in place before cold weather hits. These conditions can occur at any time, as there are always adverse climate elements that impact people in all parts of the world. There are a variety of different resources that create detrimental forces on...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday September 03rd, 2013

 
Huntsman's Oxid deal to expand PU insulation products

Huntsman's acquisition of the Oxid business will help the company benefit from the growing polyurethanes (PU) insulation market, an executive for the US-based isocyanates producer said on Thursday.Huntsman announced last week that it had closed on the deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.The acquisition will allow Huntsman to add Oxid's line of...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Sign Agreement for Collaborative Research on Automotive Composites...

A new collaborative agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (“Momentive Specialty Chemicals”, “MSC” or the “Company”) and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western University will bring a total solutions approach to high-volume, lightweight composites for the North American automotive market.The research...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Hankook Is Latest To Roll Out Airless Tire concept

Hankook has revealed a new airless tire design called i-Flex which makes its debut this week in concept form at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The i-Flex tire constitutes both the tire and wheel and is similar to previous concepts from Bridgestone as well as America’s own Polaris.Apart from being puncture proof, the i-Flex tire has many other...

Company name: Hankook Tire
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> SCREENS
K-polyurethane screen panels help Harsco Metals screen slag better

Harsco Metals installed K-polyurethane screen panels from Kinder & Co at their Laverton facility to screen slag more effectively.Harsco Metals turns waste products into new sources of revenue at their Laverton premises bordering a steel refinery, where slag - once considered a useless by-product of the steel-making process - is crushed and screened...

Company name: Kinder & Company
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Transparent polyurethane body makes it possible to incorporate dazzling optical functions

Many children and young people, as well as adults, dream of learning a musical instrument that is not only easy to play but also easy to carry around. Making music is even more fun when it is associated with completely new and special experiences. Bayer MaterialScience has taken on the challenge of making this dream a reality, and together with its...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
A new timing belt with fully embedded steel cords and hydrolysis-resistant Polyurethane

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. the market leader in the polyurethane timing belt industry is proud to announce a new product development utilized with food processing equipment. BRECOprotect offers stiffness and accuracy of carbon steel cords fully encapsulated in a special hydrolysis-resistant blue polyurethane. The FDA approved AU1 polyurethane resists...

Company name: BRECOflex
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
Pearlthane Eco TPU used in Breco’s timing belts

Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. (FKA Merquinsa) announces that BRECO Antriebstechnik Breher GmbH & Co. KG has developed a new range of timing belts made from a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) within the Bio TPU by Merquinsa® product line. BRECO is a worldwide innovative producer in the field of polyurethane timing belt technology.BRECO recently...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Netstal is concentrating on its core expertise as a premium supplier

To strengthen its international competitiveness and thereby secure the future of the site in the longer term, Netstal will realign itself strategically. Netstal will be successively concentrating on its core expertise as a premium supplier of injection molding machines and developing the Näfels site into a center of excellence. In the course of...

Company name: Netstal
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
SAIP and China: a long term relationship which aims at the future

The relationship between SAIP and China starts many years ago and it continues nowadays in a profitable mutual exchange thanks to the high level technology and liability of SAIP solutions. In July SAIP has been visited by one of its best Chinese customer , a big player in the industrial building and construction market, accompanied by a few...

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
Renault Names Dow Automotive Systems A Supplier of Year

Dow Automotive Systems has been named a Supplier of the Year by Renault for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Dow Automotive Systems received the award trophy on June 17 during the official award ceremony in Paris.In granting this award, Renault recognizes the efforts that Dow Automotive Systems puts into the sustainable...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
Metso to Divest Part of Industrial Rubber Conveyor Belt Business

Metso has agreed to divest certain parts of its industrial rubber conveyor belt manufacturing and related sales and services operations. The operations comprise 27 locations with around 340 employees currently belonging to Metso’s Mining and Construction segment.The industrial rubber conveyor belt manufacturing and sales and services locations in...

Company name: Metso
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
AkzoNobel to Shutter Dutch Plant

AkzoNobel will phase out a chemical plant in the Netherlands as the paint and coating maker's markets shift from Europe to Asia and North America, the company announced Friday (Aug. 30).Located in Deventer, the Netherlands, the organic peroxide facility will cease production by the end of 2016; meanwhile, production will be shifted to other...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
BASF appoints Ken McAfee as business development manager in Canada

Ken McAfee has been appointed Business Development Manager for BASF's Automotive Refinish Business in Canada. McAfee will have responsibility for new business growth in the province of Ontario. "The appointment of Ken is a great addition to our team," said Harry Dhanjal, Business Manager for BASF's Automotive Refinish business in Canada. "The...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyetherester polyols and the use thereof for producing rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a polyetherester polyol comprising the reaction product of a1) 5 to 63 wt % of one or more polyols or polyamines or mixtures thereof having an average functionality of 2.5 to 8, a2) 2 to 50 wt % of one or more fatty acids, fatty acid monoesters or mixtures thereof, a3) 35 to 70 wt % of one or more alkylene oxides of 2 to 4...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Coated wood composite and production method thereof

To provide: a coated wood composite having surface properties such as transparency, smoothness, gloss, uniformity, and depth, and excellent in various physical properties such as durability and strength; and a method for producing such a coated wood composite efficiently and easily. A coated wood composite produced by placing an unsaturated...

Company name: Yamaha Fine Technologies
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
Coating resistant to bio-diesel fuels

One embodiment of the invention includes a product including a coating comprising (a) a primary resin and a blocked isocyanate, and (b) at least one bio-diesel fuel degradation product neutralizing material.

Company name: Magni Industries
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
Curable resin composition, transparent laminate, and process for producing transparent laminate

A transparent laminate having good transparency and good adhesion to transparent substrates, and containing a cured resin layer having excellent tear resistance. A process of producing a transparent laminate by interposing a curable resin composition containing an unsaturated urethane oligomer (A) which is a reaction product of a polyol component...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> HEAT-CURABLE
Heat-curable urethane resin composition

The invention provides a heat-curable resin composition comprising (A) a polyurethane having two or more carboxyl groups in one molecule, in particular a polyurethane having one or more carboxyl groups at a molecular terminal and (B) a heat-curable component, a cured product thereof, a solder resist and a protective film consisting of the cured...

Company name: Showa Denko
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Laminate for stretch-forming and stretched laminate using the same

A laminate for stretch-forming includes: a polyglycolic acid-based resin layer containing 100 parts by mass of a polyglycolic acid-based resin and 0.5 parts by mass or more and 10 parts by mass or less of at least one thermoplastic elastomer selected from the group consisting of polyester-based thermoplastic elastomers and polyurethane-based...

Company name: Kureha
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Polyurethane sealant compositions having primerless to paint and glass properties

In one aspect, this invention is a composition comprising a urethane prepolymer having isocyanate moieties; a catalytic amount of a compound which catalyzes the reaction of isocyanate moieties with water or an active hydrogen containing compound; alpha hydrocarbyl silane compound; and a catalytic amount of a compound which catalyzes silanol...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> DISPERSIONS
Swellable cosmetic systems

The invention relates to a cosmetic system comprising a basecoat composition comprising at least one acrylic thickener and a topcoat composition comprising at least one aqueous polyurethane dispersion.

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for the preparation of flexible, resilient polyurethane foam and the resulting foam

The flexible, resilient polyurethane foam is prepared by reacting at least one polyisocyanate with one or more liquid compounds which have at least two isocyanate reactive groups and at least one of which contain one or more solid polymers stably dispersed therein in an amount of 2.5 to 35 parts per 100 parts of said liquid isocyanate reactive...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to rigid polyurethane foams obtainable by reaction of A) organic or modified organic polyisocyanates or mixtures thereof, B) compounds having two or more isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms in the presence of C) optionally further polyester polyols, D) optionally polyetherol polyols, E) optionally flame retardants, F) one or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating compositions incorporating ingredients having secondary amine, hydroxyl and isocyanate...

The present invention provides coating compositions with excellent curing performance. Curing can occur very rapidly for excellent cycle time, yet with minimal (if any) foaming. A preferred catalyst system helps to provide excellent initial and follow through cure through the entirety of the coating thickness, even with respect to in-mold coating...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
UV/EB curable biobased coating for flooring application

A coating composition and a floor product are disclosed. The coating composition has a biobased component that includes urethane acrylate, vinyl ether, or polyester acrylate. The coating composition includes at least about 5% by weight of renewable and/or biobased component. The coating composition is radiation curable, formed by acrylating a...

Company name: Armstrong World Industries
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Roofing repair system and method

A roofing repair system including a multi-part primer and a water-activated overcoat composition. The multi-part primer includes a first part including a hydroxyl-functional (meth)acrylic (co)polymer, and a second part including a mixture of a hydrophilic polyfunctional aliphatic polyisocyanate and a hydrophobic polyfunctional aliphatic...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Powder coating compositions and a method for coating a substrate, such as a thermally sensitive...

The invention relates to a powder resin with amp from 60 to 110.degree. C., and a particle size from 10 to 250 .mu.m, which comprises the reaction product of a reactive composition comprising: a) an isocyanate component comprising a polyisocyanate with functionality of at least 2, b) an alcoholic component, comprising: b1) at least one polyol with...

Company name: Arkema Coating Resins
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Paint composition for pre-coated metal and method of curing treatment of pre-coated metal by using...

Provided is a paint composition for a two-step curing process including a binder resin containing a hydroxyl group and a hardener having a functional group reactable with the hydroxyl group. The paint composition includes: one or more binder resins selected from the group consisting of a polyester resin, an alkyd resin, an acryl resin, and a...

Company name: Postech
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Antimicrobial adhesive formulation and film dressings having an antimicrobial adhesive

An adhesive formulation is provided for use in a film wound dressing. The adhesive formulation includes a medical-grade adhesive and an antimicrobial substance. This adhesive formulation may be coated onto one or more surfaces of a medical-grade transparent film suitable for a wound dressing. The antimicrobial material may be a silane quaternary...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Non halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane

Flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions are disclosed having a flame retardant package comprising an organo-phosphinate component, an organo-phosphate component, and a polyhydric alcohol. The flame retardant components may be present in an amount from about 5 to about 40 weight percent of the phosphinate compound; from about 5...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Prepregs based on a storage-stable reactive or highly reactive polyurethane composition

The invention relates to prepregs coloured with pigment or dye preparations and based on a storage-stable reactive or highly reactive polyurethane composition.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
Prepregs based on storage-stable reactive or highly reactive polyurethane composition with fixed...

The invention relates to prepregs based on storage-stable reactive or highly reactive polyurethane composition with fixed film and the composite component produced therefrom.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Fire resistant composite door assembly

A fire resistant door assembly is disclosed comprising a pair of horizontal rails, a pair of vertical stiles, first and second door skins, and a foam core. The first and second door skins are made from a molded fiberglass material that includes aluminum trihydroxide, which provides a degree of ultraviolet light resistance as well as fire...

Company name: Plastpro 2000
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Multi-piece solid golf ball

The invention provides a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer enclosing the core, an intermediate layer enclosing the envelope layer, and a cover which encloses the intermediate layer and has formed on a surface thereof a plurality of dimples. The core is formed primarily of a rubber material and has a diameter of at least...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
Thermoset polyurethanes based on moisture-resistance polyols for use in golf balls

Golf balls containing at least one layer made from a thermoset polyurethane or polyurethane-urea that is the reaction product of a polyisocyanate with moisture-resistant polyol and a curing agent are provided. The moisture-resistant polyol may be prepared by dimerizing unsaturated aliphatic monocarboxylic acid or ester containing 10 to 60 carbon...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> BATHING
Use of rigid polyurethane foam to encapsulate plumbing in a therapy bath

A wall structure for a composite tub includes a surface side for facing an interior of the tub, a polyurethane layer backing and attaching to the surface side, plumbing backing the polyurethane layer, and an encapsulation layer encapsulating the plumbing and backing and attaching to the polyurethane layer so that damage to the plumbing is...

Company name: Masco Bath
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Novel damping element in shoe soles

The present invention relates to a process for producing a shoe sole comprising a hybrid material made of a polyurethane foam as matrix material and of foamed particles of thermoplastic polyurethane by preparing an inlay of joined expanded particles (c') of thermoplastic polyurethane and placing the joined expanded particles of thermoplastic...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday September 05th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Preparation and characterization of liquid crystalline polyurethane-imide modified epoxy resin...

Liquid crystalline polyurethane-imide (PUI) was synthesized from polyethyleneglycol, toluene diisocyarate, and pyromellitic dianhydride by solution polymerization and characterized by FTIR spectrum. The liquid crystal properties of PUI were verified by differential scanning calorimetry, polarizing microscope (POM), and X-ray diffraction. PUI is a...

Company name: Shenzhen University
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Effect of nanoclay on electrical and mechanical properties of polyurethane conductive coatings...

There is a considerable amount of researches focused on the properties of nanocomposite containing nanoclays, yet there were only few studies about nanoclay conductive coatings. The influence of montmorillonite nanoclay on the electrical and mechanical properties of polyurethane conductive coatings filled with nickel-coated carbon fibers was...

Company name: Western University
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING
Siloxane-modified waterbased polyurethanes: Promising antifouling coatings

Chinese researchers modified two-component waterbased polyurethanes with siloxane. The result is high thermal stability and good surface properties.Zhen Ge and Yunjun Luo from Beijing Institute of Technology (China) synthesised a series of siloxane-modified two-component waterbased polyurethane (2K WPU) by the reaction between siloxane-modified...

Company name: Beijing Institute of Technology
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Morphology and properties of renewable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) blends with...

Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate)/thermoplastic polyurethane (PHBV/TPU) composites were prepared by solution blending combined with melt processing in an effort to improve the toughness of PHBV and overcome the coalescence phenomena of TPU at the same time. The compatibility, cross-section morphology, crystal structure, thermal...

Company name: Donghua University
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Foam & latex are very, very hot - but cooler than ever

A decade ago, who would’ve guessed that foam and latex suppliers would be using words like “magic” and “sizzle” to describe their offerings? But they are. Mattress manufacturers seeking to add pizazz to their lineups have embraced all types of specialty foams. Today’s foams are available in beautiful colors, cuts, convolutions and coring with...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 04th, 2013

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Poly(methacrylic acid)-grafted clay-thermoplastic elastomer composites with water-induced...

Composites with excellent water-induced shape-memory effects (SMEs) were successfully synthesized by first using clay as the SME-activating phase and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) as the matrix. Naturally abundant clay was grafted with poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) to improve particle interactions, which allowed for the formation of strong...

Company name: University of Sheffield
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Isocyanate Exposure Assessment Combining Industrial Hygiene Methods with Biomonitoring for End Users...

Previous studies have suggested a potential risk to healthcare workers applying isocyanate-containing casts, but the authors reached their conclusions based on immunological or clinical pulmonology test results alone. We designed a study to assess potential exposure to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) among medical personnel applying...

Company name: University of Minnesota
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Hydroxyalkylation and Polyether Polyol Grafting of Graphene Tailored for Graphene/Polyurethane...

Graphene functionalization by hydroxyalkylation and grafting with polyether polyols enables polyurethane (PU) nanocomposites formation by in situ polymerization with isocyanates combined with effective covalent interfacial coupling. Functionalized graphene (FG) hydroxylation is achieved either by alkylation, transesterification, or grafting of...

Company name: University of Freiburg
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
Fabrication and characterization of water-based polyurethane/polyaniline conducting blend films

This study describes the fabrication and properties of water-based polyurethane/polyaniline (WPU/PANDB) conducting blend films. Conducting polyaniline doped by dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid (DBSA) is prepared by using chemical oxidation polymerization. Conducting polyaniline doped by DBSA (PANDB) is then blended with WPU dispersion to form...

Company name: Southern Taiwan University
Published On: Monday September 09th, 2013

 
 

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