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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Rhein Chemie Launches WebShop for U.S. Customers

Rhein Chemie Corporation, a leading supplier of additives for the plastics industries, has launched WebShop, a new product focused online store for United States polyurethane catalyst customers.WebShop is an online ordering system available through the Rhein Chemie website designed to simplify customer’s search on select Rhein Chemie catalyst...

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Tuesday October 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Air Products Speakers among the Winners for Best Paper and Poster Awards at CPI

The following information was released by the American Chemistry Council:The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council congratulated the winners of the best paper and best poster awards from the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, held Sept 23–25, 2013 in Phoenix.The 2013 conference featured 68 technical...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS
Learning from nature: Bayer develops novel manufacturing concept for numerous applications

The automotive body of the future is lightweight, helping to reduce energy consumption in traffic. At the same time it has to be very stiff to give a vehicle the necessary stability. A new concept from Bayer MaterialScience for designing a vehicle’s exterior skin takes on these demands and even goes a step farther, fulfilling the dream of drivers...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Allnex Completes Acquisition of Desmolux Product Range

Allnex enhances its position as a technology leader in radiation curable coatings with completion of the acquisition of Bayer MaterialScience’s Desmolux® Product Range.With the acquisition of the Desmolux® product range from Bayer MaterialScience, Allnex gains urethane acrylate, dual cure resin and polyester/polyether acrylate technologies that...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
CASE
Master Bond Introduces New Catalog on Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings for the Electronic Industry

Master Bond's new catalog offers performance and processing data on extensive line of epoxy, silicone, polyurethane, silicate based and light curing compounds geared toward the electronics industry.New, easy to read, 32 page catalog offers performance and processing data on Master Bond’s extensive line of epoxy, silicone, polyurethane, silicate...

Company name: Master Bond, Inc
Published On: Tuesday October 08th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG Introduces AUE-370YL High-Hiding Yellow Urethane Base

PPG Commercial Coatings has launched AUE-370YL, a key addition to its family of CPC/LIC high-hiding yellow resin bases. AUE-370YL is a yellow tint base intended to provide increased hiding at lower-dry film builds for select industrial colors.AUE-370YL will provide users of direct-to-metal technology with approximately 30-35 percent better hiding...

Company name: PPG Industries, Inc.
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
NCFI's TerraThane Exemplifies Versatility in Numerous Spray Foam Applications

NCFI Polyurethanes has been the industry leader in the formulation and manufacturing of rigid and flexible polyurethanes for a wide range of residential, industrial, commercial and consumer applications. In 1994 NCFI developed its first geotechnical polyurethane foam system and that same system is still being used today.TerraThane™ geotechnical...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
Closed-Cell SPF Utilized to Insulate Additions in Colorado Silver Mine

At 14,000 feet in the Colorado mountains, any season can be cold. Yet it was during the winter when the owners of Revenue-Virginius Silver Mine, which nestles atop Mount Sneffels, decided to reopen for business. The reopening involved renovations such as an above-ground propane storage room , as well an underground area that will be used as a...

Company name: AeroFoam Insulation
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
New Hydrosize U5-02 Fiber Sizing from Michelman Is Food Contact Compliant

Hydrosize® U5-02 is a new water based urethane based film former from Michelman designed primarily for polyamide and PPS fiber reinforcement applications. Part of Michelman’s family of fiber sizings, binders and lubricants for the fibers and composites markets, Hydrosize U5-02 is solvent, APE and HAP-free and features good hydrolytic and thermal...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Scott Bader awards for its structural adhesives products

The company has been awarded for its fast curing, primerless Crestabond MMA structural adhesives range.The combined urethane acrylate/MMA adhesive technology makes Crestabond a universally suitable primerless structural adhesive for bonding thin and thick bond lines, which is novel for such a fast curing adhesive material. With virtually no...

Company name: Scott Bader
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
TPUs and micro pellets for conveyor belts

Together with its strategic partner Bayer MaterialScience, the natural fibre-reinforced Desmovit DP R Eco NF has been developed. The goal was to develop a material with good mechanical properties, which has weight advantages in comparison to glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane. The newly developed material comes with a weight...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Cutting to length on two sides with the ABLV

The newly-developed ABLV rounds out our range of cut-off machines for cutting foam produced continuously in a foainf plant to length. In contrast to the ABLG I, which works with a horizontal knife on the guillotine principle, the ABLV cuts with a vertical blade.Cutting process: - The cutting unit is set up behind the foaming plant and proceeds...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
BSM splitting machine - new generation with even more performance

The Bäumer portfolio of horizontal splitting machines covers a wide range of requirements, from splitting flexible materials such as latex or foam rubber to materials that are very difficult to split such as rubber rebond foam or neoprene. Manufacturers in the automotive and packaging industries especially rely on Bäumer's splitting machines, but...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Graco Introduces Remote Reporting Technology

Graco Inc, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, introduced Graco InSite™ at the annual convention and trade show of the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) in Tucson, Ariz. Graco InSite allows managers and owners of spray foam and polyurea application companies to view real-time job data from multiple jobsites. The...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Tuesday October 08th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
PU Aerogel-Based Insulation

Researchers at BASF Polyurethanes GmbH have developed a new material with exceptional insulating properties. This insulating material is expected to be on the market in a few years in the form of ready-to-use polyurethane sheet.The material is a mechanically stable sheet based on an aerogel. Aerogels are produced by means of a special process that...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday October 08th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Big Three quality trifecta in 2013 for BASF Cellasto

On Tuesday, October 1, BASF Corporation's Cellasto team was presented with the 2013 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors. This is the third supplier quality recognition earned by Cellasto this year. Cellasto was also recognized by Ford Motor Company with the Q1 Preferred Quality Award and by the Chrysler Group with the Supplier of...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Magna Expands Capacity in Eastern Europe with Serbia Seating Plant

Magna International Inc. announces that its Magna Seating operating unit celebrated the grand opening today of Magna Seating d.o.o., a new seat component manufacturing facility in Odžaci, Serbia, which will supply OEM customers including Smart, Renault and Ford.“For Magna Seating, today represents an exciting step forward in the expansion of...

Company name: Magna International
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Eximo launches flexible ducting for CNC machining

Eximo introduces a new range of flexible ducting specifically designed for dust and fume control in CNC processing centres.The medium weight CNCFlex ducting from Eximo features a very flexible polyether-polyurethane construction and comes in diameters ranging from 80mm to 500mm. Available in 10m rolls or cut to order, the clear colour ducting...

Company name: Eximo
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Megadyne acquires Rultrans

The Megadyne Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rultrans Transmisyon A.Ş..Megadyne is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of rubber and polyurethane power transmission belts, matched components, complete belt systems and other complementary products, established in 1957, with headquarters in Mathi...

Company name: Megadyne
Published On: Sunday October 06th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Have you ever thought of remolding your wheels?

Polyurethane wheels used in industrial environments can wear and eventually fail for a variety of reasons. When the time comes to replace a polyurethane wheel it may be worth your time to consider “remolding” a new tire on an existing core.Heavy loads, long runs, and high speeds can cause excessive heat build-up that breaks down the polyurethane...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GLOVES
Globus Launches First Breathable and Waterproof Polyurethane Glove from Showa Best

Globus, experts in hand protection solutions has announced the launch of 281 TEMRES from Showa Best; the first waterproof and breathable polyurethane protective safety glove.281 TEMRES provides an impervious barrier against liquids and oils whilst remaining breathable, making it ideal for users working in wet, oily and greasy environments that need...

Company name: Globus
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.Smith began his two-year term at a meeting of the federation board in September.Experience and EducationSmith joined Sun Chemical as a graduate in 1999 as a Sales...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
Change in the management of Albrecht Baeumer

Herewith we would like to inform you about a personnel change in the management of Albrecht Baeumer GmbH & Co. KG: Mr. Jan Henrik Leisse will be appointed as a new member of the Board and will join the company on 18.11.2013.Mr. Leisse will be responsible for purchasing and sales as well as engineering and production enabling him to lead the...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Thursday October 10th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Osborne Industries to Present Seminar at AmCon Design & Manufacturing Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of custom-molded plastics via Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) and Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), announced it will be attending the AmCon Design Contract Manufacturing Expo. The expo is being held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, Exposition Center, Hall A, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 8-9, 2013. Osborne...

Company name: Osborne Industries
Published On: Friday October 11th, 2013

 
Bayer MaterielScience at K 2013: Sharing Dreams, Sharing Value – Be Part Of It

This is the motto for Bayer MaterialScience’ presence at K 2013, the world’s largest plastics trade fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Time and time again, the company’s innovative material solutions make valuable contributions to making dreams come true in keeping with the slogan “Science For A Better Life.”Dream with us! Sharing our dreams with others...

Company name: Bayer MaterielScience
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
Asia-Pacific Already the Prime Market for Polyurethane

All around the globe, energy efficiency is becoming more and more important in buildings, vehicles, and electric devices, which will lead to an increasing use of PUR as insulating material. Ceresana forecasts global demand for PUR to rise by, on average, 4.5% per year. This increase of demand is mainly supported by innovations that continuously...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
RAMPF continues to grow in China

RAMPF is continuing on its path of growth in China. In order to be in a position to service the growing local demand for electro casting resins and foam gaskets, casting resin production at the Chinese subsidiary RAMPF (Taicang) has been increased by 1,000 metric tons. A further increase of 4,000 metric tons is planned in the medium term.RAMPF has...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
DSM approves BDO made using Genomatica's process for use in Arnitel products

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences company, and Genomatica, announce that DSM confirms by in-depth testing that BDO made with Genomatica's process had excellent purity and shows equivalent performance as fossil-based BDO. DSM plans to use BDO made with Genomatica's bio-based process technology in its Arnitel products. Used as...

Company name: Genomatica
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Trimer catalyst additives for improving foam processability

The present invention provides trimerization catalyst compositions and methods to produce a polyisocyanurate/polyurethane foam using such trimerization catalyst compositions. The catalyst composition is the contact product of at least one .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carboxylate salt and at least one second carboxylate salt.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Crosslinkers for improving stability of polyurethane foams

A composition for making a polyurethane foam includes a non-fugitive tertiary amine urethane catalyst and an alkylated polyamine crosslinking additives. Foams prepared from the reaction of a polyol and an organic isocyanate in the presence of these ingredients show improved resistance to deterioration of physical properties upon humid ageing.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanate manufacture

The present invention encompasses the finding that improvements can be achieved in manufacture of isocyanates through the use of a substitute for or a precursor of phosgene. Methods and compositions utilized in accordance with the present invention can be useful in situations in which it is difficult to use phosgene, and in particular gaseous...

Company name: Warsaw Orthopedic
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Masterbatch-type latent curing agent for epoxy resin, and epoxy resin composition using the same

The masterbatch-type latent curing agent for epoxy resin comprised of (A) glycidyl ether type epoxy resin, (B) a fine particle of mixture containing (B-1) 50 to 99 mass % of adduct-modified amine obtained by reacting the glycidyl ether type epoxy resin with a polyamine compound and (B-2) 50 to 1 mass % of a phenol compound, (C) an active hydrogen...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Aqueous ink-jet inks containing alternating polyurethanes as binders

The present disclosure provides novel aqueous ink-jet inks containing an aqueous vehicle, a pigment and an alternating polyurethane as a binder.

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

 
Binder for inkjet printing ink, inkjet printing ink containing the binder, and printed product

An object to be achieved by the present invention is to provide a binder for an ink-jet printing ink, the binder being capable of forming a printed image having excellent durability such as rubfastness and alkali resistance without impairing good ejection stability, storage stability, etc. of an ink, and an ink-jet printing ink containing the...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion, preparation method of the same, and coating composition...

Disclosed is an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion which comprises a polyurethane resin which is obtained by reacting (A) a polyurethane prepolymer obtained by reacting (a) a polycarbonate polyol having an alicyclic structure in the main chain, (b) an acidic group-containing polyol compound and (d) a polyisocyanate, and (B) a chain-elongating...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic composition comprising a supramolecular compound capable of establishing hydrogen bonds, a...

The present invention relates to a solid cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, (i) a supramolecular compound that may be obtained by reaction between:--at least one oil bearing at least one nucleophilic reactive function chosen from OH and NH.sub.2, and--at least one junction group capable of establishing hydrogen...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foams

Polyurethane foams are prepared from polyester polyols obtained by reaction of diols with a mixture of diacids derived from a mixture of dinitrile compounds obtained as by-products in the manufacture of adiponitrile by hydrocyanation of butadiene.

Company name: Rhodia
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Machine-washable viscoelastic foam and devices made therefrom

A cushioning device containing a machine-washable polyurethane viscoelastic foam.

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> WATER-BLOWN
Water-blown, flame retardant rigid polyurethane foam

The present invention provides a flame-retardant polyurethane foam made with non chlorofluorocarbon/hydrogenated chlorofluorocarbon-containing blowing agents and without trimethylolpropane-based polyols that achieves a Class I rating as determined by a modification of the ASTM E-84 tunnel test and may find application in electronic cabinetry,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Reduction in modulus of polyurethane sealants and adhesives

Low modulus, polyurethane sealant or adhesive compositions and a method of reducing the modulus of a polyurethane sealant or adhesive composition, including adding a modulus reducing additive of at least one of rosin esters, hydrogenated rosin esters, or mixtures thereof, to a sealant or adhesive composition including a polyurethane prepolymer,...

Company name: Construction Research & Technology
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
Structural epoxy resin adhesives containing chain-extended elastomeric tougheners capped with...

Structural adhesives are prepared from a chain extended elastomeric toughener that contains urethane and/or urea groups, and have terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with a phenol, a polyphenol or an aminophenol compound. The adhesives have very good storage stability and cure to form cured adhesives that have good lap shear and impact peel...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Molded polyurethane elastomer parts made of diphenylmethane diisocyanate-based NCO prepolymers and...

The invention relates to novel molded polyurethane elastomer parts made of diphenylmethane diisocyanate-based NCO-functional prepolymers and diphenylmethandiamine blocked with metal salts and to a method for producing same.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Method of making multilayer polyurethane protective film

A method of making a multilayer protective film. The method comprises: (a) forming a PU layer comprising an at least partially crosslinked polyurethane, the at least partially crosslinked polyurethane comprising at least one of a polyester-based polyurethane or a polycarbonate-based polyurethane; (b) forming a TPU layer comprising a...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes composition and preparation processes thereof

This invention is directed to a thermoplastic polyurethanes composition comprising polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethane and 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid ester and preparation processes thereof. The thermoplastic polyurethane composition has a good mold release behavior in injection molding without undesirably significant shrinkage and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> FOOT MAT
Foot mat of automobile

A foot mat is formed by combining at least a topmost top sheet layer, a fibrous material layer, and a foamed material layer. The top sheet layer is made of thermoplastic polyurethane that is prepared with the constituent components including 10-84% polyol, 15-55% MDI, and 1-75% 1,4BG and shows properties of wear resistance, bending resistance, oil...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Semi-pneumatic tire (intire)

To provide a compact all in one tire (intire) gathering multi-tires designs requirements inside it. Mainly the entire main features of the other designs are recreated and developed inside a conventional tire that is easily produced from the elastic rubber, polyurethane . . . to form a tire with a built-in main pneumatic portion consisting of...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller and imaging apparatus comprising the same

There is a developing roller having a low compression permanent strain without contaminating a photosensitive drum and deteriorating toners. The developing roller 1 comprises a shaft 2, an elastic layer 3 formed on an outer periphery of the shaft 2 and a surface coating layer 4 formed on an outer peripheral face of the elastic layer 3, in which the...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Catalyst dip

The present invention relates to a method for forming a golf ball. The method comprises mixing a polyisocyanate crosslinker with a base TPU cover material, wherein the polyisocyanate crossliker is aliphatic, miscible with the base TPU cover material and has functionalities greater than or equal to 2. The method further comprises dipping a golf ball...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polyurethane composition for CMP pads and method of manufacturing same

Polyurethane composition based on a certain polyether and polyester prepolymer reaction mixture, wherein the composition is utilized in manufacturing chemical mechanical polishing/planarizing (CMP) pads. The CMP pads have low rebound and can dissipate irregular energy as well as stabilize polishing to yield improved uniformity and less dishing of...

Company name: Praxair
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyisobutylenes and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene (PIB) compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to primary alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In still another embodiment, the present invention relates to...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
Composition comprising silyl derivative as dehydrating agent

Disclosed is a compositions comprising isocyanate sub-composition comprising by weight not more than 5% of diisocyanate monomers, a dehydrating agent selected among compounds bearing dihydrocarbylsilyl groups bonded to a metalloid of the chalcogen column or to an atom of the nitrogen column. The invention is applicable to the coatings industry, in...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
New Developments in Metal Catalysis for Flexible Slabstock Foam - Poster

The flexible slabstock polyurethane foam industry is continually under pressure from a wide variety of federal entities, local agencies, and customers to improve health sensitivity, productivity, quality and cost of polyurethane articles. A recent market need entails elimination of chemicals contained on the California Proposition 65 list that...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Wednesday October 09th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Synthesis and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol)‐based thermo‐responsive...

The thermo-responsiveness, swelling and mechanical properties of a series of novel poly(ester-ether urethane) hydrogels have been investigated. These thermo-sensitive hydrogels were obtained by combining hydrophobic biodegradable poly(ε-caprolactone) diols and hydrophilic two-, three- and four-arm hydroxyl terminated poly(ethylene glycol)...

Company name: Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnolog�a de Pol�meros
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Tests of polyurethane foams with negative Poisson's ratio

Auxetic materials exhibit counterintuitive and interesting properties, which can be utilized to develop new families of products, which can meet sophisticated needs. Study presented within this paper is focused on manufacturing and testing auxetic polyurethane foams for potential introduction for seats in military helicopters. Firstly, a...

Company name: University of Warmia and Mazury
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Thermal decomposition kinetics of rigid polyurethane foam and ignition risk by a hot particle

Rigid polyurethane foam, one kind of building insulation material used in China, is prone to being ignited by hot particles from fireworks or welding processes and has been the fuel for some catastrophic fire accidents. Thermal decomposition has long been recognized to play an important role in the ignition and fire-spreading processes of...

Company name: University of Science and Technology of China
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Dispersivity of modified ZnO and characterization of Polyurethane/ZnO composites

The properties of inorganic nanoparticles/polymer composites depend on the dispersivity of nanoparticles in a polymer matrix. The effect of surface modification on the dispersivity of ZnO nanoparticles in a polyurethane (PU) resin matrix was investigated. The nanocomposites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric...

Company name: Chongqing University
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Influence of inorganic nanoparticles on the glass transitions of polyurea elastomers

The properties of polymers can be significantly changed by incorporating nanoparticles, which yields a great potential for applications. In the present study, we use nanocomposites of new polyurea elastomers filled with 0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt.% MoS2 nanotubes. Using dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) measurements we show, that the glass transition...

Company name: University of Vienna
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and Properties of Shape Memory Graphene Oxide/Polyurethane Chemical Hybrids

Graphene oxide modified chemically with allyl isocyanate (iGO) was incorporated in various amounts into acrylate-terminated polyurethane (PU) via UV curing. The effects of this incorporation on the morphological, mechanical, dynamic mechanical, thermal and shape memory properties of the resulting hybrids were examined. The iGO nanoparticles...

Company name: Pusan National University
Published On: Monday October 14th, 2013

 
 

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