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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Honeywell reports from the CPI Technical Conference on Solstice

Honeywell is committed to developing solutions that improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact, and is equally committed to making the investments needed to achieve this mission. Honeywell staff recently attended the Center for Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Conference and spoke to many customers about the recent progress with its...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Pioneering Amines from Huntsman

Huntsman is always at the forefront of amine technology and their latest assortment of amines is no exception. The following article will explain the versatility and innovative nature of the latest Huntsman amines coming onto the market.1. JEFFAMINE® THF-amines2. JEFFAMINE® RFD-270 amine3. Epoxy Curing Agent ECA 294. JEFFAMINE® SD 2001 Amine1....

Company name: Alfa Chemicals Ltd.
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
China: Flexible Polyols Market Likely to Be in Stalemate with High Prices

Flexible polyols prices surprisingly move upwards stepping into the second half of October despite that market players are not quite optimistic about the market considering low demands.Seem from upstream PO market, most PO factories retain low inventories after holidays meanwhile imported PO stocks expected to arrive in the second half of October...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DIELECTRIC
Electronics competence from a single source

Electronics competence from a single source - this is the slogan for RAMPF’s presentation at productronica 2013 from November 12 - 15 in Munich. The Group companies RAMPF Giessharze, RAMPF Dosiertechnik, and EPUCRET Mineralgusstechnik are showcasing their latest products and solutions for the electronics industry: from electro casting resin to...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Spirit of optimism:North American automotive industry regaining its strength - New issue of Coatings...

The North American automotive market is on the upswing. The current issue of the Coatings Partner e-journal focuses on developments in the automotive industry and describes BASF’s successful collaboration with its customers in North America. For instance, BASF supplies Tesla , an innovative manufacturer of electric cars based in California, with...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea University Goes to Kuala Lumpur

The Polyurea University recently completed a four (4) day training school in the most populous city in Malaysia.The school was taught by Dudley Primeaux II, PCS, CCI the world’s most renowned expert in polyurea formulation, application and equipment. Students attended from all over the far east region including Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Hong...

Company name: The Polyurea University
Published On: Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Foamrite USA's Measuring Pins Add Color to Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications

Many a spray foam applicator will apply SPF inside a home or a commercial building at a thickness that meets the particular project's specifications. However, there are situations where contractors spray too much, or not enough foam, and get call-backs due to this. To alleviate these problems, Foamrite USA came up with measuring pins for spray foam...

Company name: Foamrite USA
Published On: Thursday October 17th, 2013

 
South Street Seaport: Popular New York City destination gets a facelift

Almost one year after Hurricane Sandy walloped the northeast seaboard, one destination in New York City is finally ready to celebrate. Thanks to the concerted efforts of The Howard Hughes Corporation and a resourceful design and construction team, the historic South Street Seaport is not only open for business, but showcasing a vibrant facelift...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
New Corr-Paint CP2010 Provides High Temp Corrosion Resistance

Corr-Paint™ CP2010, a new aluminum rich, high performance coating developed by Aremco Products, Inc., is now used to provide high temperature corrosion resistance on copper and steel components and structures exposed to oxidation and corrosive atmospheres to 400 ºF (204 ºC).Aremco's Corr-Paint™ CP2010 is a single part, aluminum rich, low viscosity,...

Company name: Aremco Products
Published On: Thursday October 17th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
TKK presents a world premiere solution to save energy: TIOELAST TM IZO CBS

TKK is exhibiting at this year’s Vitrum fair (October 23 to 26 in Milan, Italy), where it will be highlighting its innovative two-component polysulfide sealant with low thermal conductivity for the glass industry. With its new product, TIOELAST TM IZO CBS®, this Slovenian producer of sealants, adhesives, polyurethane foams, technical sprays,...

Company name: TKK Srpenica
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Carbon fiber-polyurethane composites produces class A finish

One key to increased penetration of carbon fiber-reinforced composites in the auto sector is reducing processing costs. The latest resin transfer molding (RTM) technology from KraussMaffei is touted as a high efficiency option that could accelerate adoption of such composites.A production cell giving live demonstrations at the KraussMaffei booth...

Company name: KraussMaffei
Published On: Thursday October 17th, 2013

 
General Plastics to Feature Cost-Efficient, High-Temperature Tooling Boards for Soft-Tooling and...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will exhibit at SAMPE Tech October 22-23, 2013 in Wichita, Kansas. The company will highlight its aerospace-specific products at Booth #B25 in the Century II Convention Center. During this premier exhibition of advanced materials and processes, General Plastics will spotlight its LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Thursday October 17th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
SprayWorks Equipment Introduces Temperature Controller For Drum Heater System

SprayWorks Equipment Group introduces Blazer TC temperature controller for their Barrel Blazer Drum Heating System. Following the success of their heating system for A-and B-component drums, SprayWorks enhanced the product by creating a wall mounted controller unit that provides precise in-container temperatures.SprayWorks' Blazer TC temperature...

Company name: SprayWorks Equipment Group
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIM/RRRM>> MOULD CLAMPS
Quick Clamping Technology for High Productivity

At K2013, Hilma-Römheld GmbH, Hilchenbach, Germany, is presenting a number of innovations from mold clamping technology, including a new generation of magnetic quick clamping systems, a force transducer that can be networked with a smartphone or tablet computer, and a new control system for the magnetic platens. The three products all have the aim...

Company name: Hilma-Romheld
Published On: Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Green building code propelling demand for polyurethane

The Andhra Pradesh Government is reportedly planning to notify implementation of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in the state in November 2013. ECBC, which aims at trimming down electricity bills through energy-efficient building designs, has been proposed for large buildings like shopping malls, multiplexes, and sky-scraper commercial and...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
BASF receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Resins for Protective Coatings

BASF receives the 2013 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan based on a recent analysis of the European resins for protective coatings market. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value as well as increased market share. BASF’s...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
Williams Insulation Launches Newest Location in Joplin, Missouri

Williams Insulation, part of the Masco Contractor Services family of companies, recently announced its expansion into the Joplin, Mo., area. Williams Insulation specializes in all forms of insulation installation, including fiberglass batt, blown fiberglass and cellulose, and spray polyurethane foam."We opened up our newest Williams Insulation...

Company name: Williams Insulation
Published On: Thursday October 17th, 2013

 
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes BASF's Transformation from a Raw Material Supplier to a Total Solutions...

Based on its recent analysis of the European resins for protective coatings market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BASF with the 2013 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. The company has demonstrated strong growth by improving portfolio breadth, formulation expertise, and customer value to enhance its brand recognition. Simultaneously, it has...

Company name: BASF Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 17th, 2013

 
OSV Technologiya participates in the 19th International exhibition K2013

At the exhibition OSV Technologiya will represent OSV latest developments - mixing and casting high-pressure machine OSV H40, compact machine OSV Mini Pneumatica and the latest generation of the machune OSV Mini AB. At our booth, everyone will be able to find out more details about OSV products, get technical and commercial information about the...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
TRFA Annual Meeting increases attendance by 14%

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) began its second decade with a 14% jump in meeting attendance when it called its 2013 Annual Meeting to order on September 30th in Newport, Rhode Island. This breaks the previous attendance record for 2012’s 10th Anniversary event. On the day before the Annual Meeting opened, TRFA presented the...

Company name: The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
Best of British: quality comes first for Texane

“For us, quality is not just a word, it’s a state of mind,” says Arnab Dutt, owner and managing director of TexaneAs a manufacturer of specialist polyurethane components, quality is the linchpin on which Texane’s success depends.“A good-quality product underpins your brand and your reputation, and reassures your customer that he is getting the...

Company name: Texane
Published On: Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Lincolnshire agricultural firm in court for safety failings

A Lincolnshire agricultural machinery manufacturer has been fined after employees were put at risk of developing asthma through the spraying of a hazardous chemical.Grantham Magistrates' Court heard yesterday (14 October) that Marston Agricultural Services Ltd allowed trailers to be sprayed with isocyanate-containing paint without fully assessing...

Company name: Health and Safety Executive
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Storage-stable polyol compositions for producing rigid polyisocyanurate foam

Disclosed is a polyol composition comprising an aliphatic polyester polyol having a hydroxyl value of less than about 100 and prepared by the reaction of at least a polycarboxylic acid with a polyhydroxy compound; an aromatic polyester polyol; a Novolac-type polyether polyol; and a hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent; that may be storage-stable for at...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanates

The present invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Water-dispersible, air-drying uralkyd resins

A water-dispersible, air-drying uralkyd resin comprising the reaction product of a) of at least one fatty acid modified polyester polyol comprising components i) at least one unsaturated C.sub.6 to C.sub.30 fatty acid; ii) at least one aromatic monocarboxylic acid; iii) at least one (cyclo)aliphatic dicarboxylic acid or (cyclo)aliphatic...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Fixer inks for use with ink jet inks

The disclosure provides an ink set containing an ink jettable ink and an ink jettable fixer ink having: an aqueous colorant containing ink jettable ink; and a fixer ink having: (i) a multivalent metal salt, wherein the metal is selected from the group consisting of divalent metal ions, trivalent metal ions, and mixtures thereof; and (ii) a salt...

Company name: E I Du Pont de Nemours
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Alkoxysilane containing polyurethane adhesive compositions containing calcium carbonate

A composition comprising; (A.) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers having alkoxysilane moieties; (B) a catalytic amount of one or mote compounds that catalyze the reaction of isocyanate moieties with moieties containing active hydrogen atoms; (C) carbon black; and (D) untreated calcium carbonate in an amount of about 1 to about 30 parts...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
Polyolefins having one or more surfaces modified to improve adhesion of polyisocyanate functional...

This invention relates to the modification of polyolefin structures, parts or components, used in assemblies to enhance the bonding of polar adhesives to surface of the polyolefin structures. Disclosed herein are novel articles comprising polyolefin structures having one or more surfaces modified according to the invention. The polyolefin...

Company name: Dow Brasil
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
Waterborne polyurethane adhesive composition and method for bonding articles

The present invention relates to novel waterborne adhesives which are polymerisable by UV light and are capable of being activated by heat, and which particularly display good adhesion to difficult substrates, such as ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) with a low vinyl acetate content, or rubber. The invention further provides a novel method...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane-polyurethane urea dispersions, adhesives containing the same, processes for the...

Aqueous polyurethane-polyurethane urea dispersions comprising a reaction product of: (i) an NCO prepolymer prepared from; (A) one or more di- or higher-functional polyols having a mean molecular weight of 400 to 5000 daltons, (B) optionally one or more di- or higher-functional polyol components having a molecular weight of from 62 to 399 daltons,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Hot-sealable coating systems and method for joining surfaces

Hot-sealable coating systems and method for joining surfaces The present invention relates to a hot-sealable coating system, comprising a polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) and an olefin vinyl acetate copolymer (II). The polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) is obtainable by the reaction of (A) at least one diol...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Composition capable of radiation activated catalysis and radiation curable urethane containing the...

A composition capable of radiation activated catalysis is provided. The composition comprises a metal compound, a mercapto compound and an olefinic compound. Radiation curable urethane compositions comprising the disclosed composition are also provided. The radiation curable urethane compositions comprise the disclosed composition, a hydroxyl...

Company name: Ashland
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Low friction polymeric compositions as well as devices and device fabrication methods based thereon

A polymer blend is provided that includes a polycarbonate polyurethane polymer component having a water contact angle greater than 75 degrees and a polyurethane polymer component having a water contact angle less than 75 degrees. The polycarbonate polyurethane component and the other polyurethane polymer can be immiscible with respect to one...

Company name: Innovia
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Pressure relief gel pads

Support pads for reducing the pressure exerted on some portion of the human body are disclosed. A first transparent flexible plastic sheet is bonded to a layer of four-way stretchable polyamide fabric which houses a medical-grade gel. An external surface of the four-way stretchable fabric is coated with urethane to avoid migration of the enclosed...

Company name: Trauma Technologies
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Self-crushing polyurethane systems

Embodiments of the invention provide for polyurethane flexible foams that do not require a post production crushing step. These "self crushing" flexible foams neither collapse, skin peel, nor form voids upon demolding, and yet maintain excellent physical properties such as uniform cell sizes, high quality surface appearance, compression set,...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
Oxidation discoloration resistant polyurethane foam

A flexible polyurethane foam with improved resistance to discoloration from oxidation is disclosed. Such discoloration may be due to exposure to oxides of nitrogen, for example, the oxides commonly found in burnt gas fumes. The foam may be used for applications such as intimate apparel and other consumer products that need extended term color...

Company name: Wm. T. Burnett
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> HYDROPHILIC FOAM
Hydrophilic polyurethane foam

A method for making hydrophilic polyurethane foam includes providing methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, mixing polyether polyols with the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, and allowing the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and the polyether polyols to form the hydrophilic polyurethane foam. The hydrophilic polyurethane foam has a content of ethylene...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Process for producing rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a process for producing rigid polyurethane foams by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups in the presence of c) blowing agents, wherein the compounds b) having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Erosion resistant coatings for leading edges of airfoils

A polyurethane or polyurea coating for use in protecting a leading edge substrate on an airfoil against liquid or solid particle erosion, the composition made from an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer and curing agents, such as polyaspartic esters, aldimines and ketimines with optional flatting agent for matte coatings.

Company name: Hontek
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Radiation curable coating compositions for metal

Various embodiments of radiation curable coating compositions are provided. In one embodiment, a radiation curable coating composition includes a (meth)acrylate functional compound and an adhesion promoting (meth)acrylate compound. The radiation curable coating composition can also include a (meth)acrylate functional compound, a poly(meth)acrylate...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive compositions and methods

The present invention encompasses polyurethane adhesive compositions comprising aliphatic polycarbonate chains. In one aspect, the present invention encompasses polyurethane adhesives derived from aliphatic polycarbonate polyols and polyisocyanates wherein the polyol chains contain a primary repeating unit having a structure: ##STR00001## In...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
Use of a composite material based on a one component polyurethane adhesive

The invention relates to the use of a composite material having two or more superimposed layers of wood as a support element in structural engineering, nautical, vehicle and aircraft constructions, energy production systems, mining or in the production of furniture. The wood layers are joined together by means of a one component polyurethane...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane with improved abrasion resistance, the method for preparing the same and use thereof

The present invention relates to a polyurethane with improved abrasion resistance. The reaction components comprise a certain content of polyisoprene. The polyurethane presented in this invention possesses improved abrasion resistance and good surface quality.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite material

A composite material has a polymeric upper layer which is connected via at least one adhesive layer to a substrate. The substrate is predominantly or entirely formed by an open-cell polyurethane foam onto which the upper layer, containing between 2 and 12 wt % of polysiloxane, is bonded by an adhesive layer. An intermediate layer or a double layer,...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Composite arrow vane

Disclosed is a composite arrow vane for mounting to a projectile. The composite arrow vane is constructed of a composite material that includes a polymer matrix around structural elements. In some embodiments, the polymer matrix may be a thermoplastic polyurethane. The structural elements compounded into the polymer may be voids, hollow glass beads...

Company name: The Bohning Company
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Compositions useful in golf balls

Curable polyurethane, polyurea and polyurethane/polyurea compositions that are particularly useful as the outer layer and/or at least one inner layer of golf balls, cured compositions, golf balls comprising the cured composition, and methods of increasing the initial velocity of a golf ball using the curable polyurethane, polyurea and...

Company name: Formost Golf Manufacturing
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymer for contact lenses

The present invention relates to a polyurethane polymer composition prepared by reacting a mixture comprising: a} at least one polyethylene glycol, and either b) at least one poly-isocyanate, having a functionality greater than 2 or c) at least one di-isocyanate and at least one polyol or at least one macropolyol having a functionality greater than...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 18th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Roller for a rotary scrubber

This relates generally to devices used in the removal of excess spray-applied insulation from building components, and more particularly to an improved roller for rotary scrubbers used in the removal of such excess insulation. A rotary scrubber generally comprises a hand-held device having a roller assembly rotatably associated with a forward end...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad

A polishing pad which suppresses occurrence of a scratch or a roll-off on an object to be polished so that flatness is improved is provided. A polishing pad 1 is comprised a polyurethane sheet 2 having a polishing surface P for performing polishing processing to an object to be polished and an elastic sheet 3 having elasticity joined on a surface...

Company name: Fujibo Holdings
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
Polyurethane foam and polishing pad

The present invention provides a polyurethane foam, which, despite having a low specific gravity, has a hardness and an elasticity favorable for a polishing pad, and a polishing pad made using the polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam is obtained by reacting a blend composition containing (A) a polyisocyanate, (B) a polyol, (C) a chain extender...

Company name: Toyo Polymer
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Studying the effects of chain extenders chemical structures on the adhesion and mechanical...

Chain extenders including diethanol amine (DEA) and 2-cyano-N,N-bis-hydroxyethyl acetamide (CNBA) were utilized to enhance the adhesion and mechanical properties of a polyurethane (PU) adhesive. The adhesion and mechanical properties of the adhesives were studied by peel test, tensile test and dynamic thermal analysis (DMTA) respectively. Results...

Company name: Institute for Color Science and Technology
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
FOAMS
Tomographic examination of auxetic polyurethane foam structures

Polyurethane foams processed according to a hybrid mechanical–chemical–thermal (M–Ch–T) process developed at Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) have been tested to verify the inner structure deformation after the process. The X-ray microtomography of both the original EUROFOAM S28280 foam and the processed specimens allowed the creation of...

Company name: University of Warmia and Mazury
Published On: Monday October 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
A composite of graphene and polyurethane Makes Natural Gas Powered Cars More Efficient

A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical. It might also prolong the shelf life of bottled beer and soda.The Rice lab of chemist James Tour has enhanced a polymer material to make it far more impermeable to pressurized gas and far lighter than the metal in tanks now used to contain the...

Company name: Rice University
Published On: Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 
 

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