Issue-384 - November 04, 2013   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Cilbond re-branding

CIL has re-branded the Cilbond range of Primers and Bonding Agents, depended on by manufacturers of Rubber, Urethane and Friction components worldwide.The new branding includes a new logo and strap-line (The Science Behind Bonding), reflecting our technical expertise in the elastomer bonding industry.The logo will appear on all packaging,...

Company name: CIL
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

BASF establishes distribution network for the Diols and Polyalcohols it sells into the CASE segment

BASF Corporation has named four distributors to have territorial exclusivity as its distribution sales channel for the Diols and Polyalcohols product lines BASF offers to the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) markets in North America. The products included in this exclusive arrangement for the CASE segment are Polytetramethylene...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Huntsman Increases Polymeric MDI Prices in EAME region

The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation announced today a € 70/tonne price increase on a product by product basis for polymeric MDI in the EAME region (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Former Soviet Union) from November 1, 2013 or as applicable contracts allow. Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe for Polyurethanes, said: "We are...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday October 31st, 2013

Connell Brothers to Distribute Resinate's Range of PUD Resins in Asia-Pacific Region

Resinate Materials Group, Inc., a provider of polyurethane dispersion (PUD) resin technology and products to the coatings industry, has entered into a distribution agreement with Connell Brothers, the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific. Under the agreement Connell Brothers would have exclusive...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Tuesday October 29th, 2013

APS Adds Huntsman Polyurethanes' IROGRAN and AVALON to their Elastomer Distribution Portfolio

Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) is the newest North American Distributor of Huntsman Polyurethanes’ IROGRAN® and AVALON® thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU).Huntsman Polyurethanes is a global leader in polyurethanes, serving customers in more than 90 countries with TPU manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Germany, and China. IROGRAN® and...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

OSV equipment at K2013 fair

Last week in Düsseldorf (Germany) there finished its work the most important exhibition for plastics processing industry - the 19th International specialized trade fair for plastics and rubber K2013, that took place on 16 - 23 October at the exhibition center Messe Düsseldorf.At the territory Of 168 000 square meters of exhibition space there was...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday October 28th, 2013

SPF Equipment Distributor Offers New Do-It-Yourself Spray Foam Gun

Energy bills are not getting any lower so it is nice to know a company is offering a fast and easy way for the Do-It-Yourself Contractor to apply spray foam insulation without the need for electricity or bulky's parent company was the originator of the FastKick dual cartridge spray gun with over a million board feet...

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Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

BASF and partners present European construction project at BATIMAT 2013

From November 4 until November 8, BASF will present numerous solutions in the area of sustainable housing and construction at the BATIMAT trade fair in Paris Nord Villepinte. Based at Hall 5A/stand D34, the company will showcase products to raise energy efficiency, reduce maintenance and improve comfort.BASF engages with partners around the world...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Benecke-Changshun Auto Trim invests EUR7m in new production line

Benecke-Changshun Auto Trim, a joint venture between Benecke-Kaliko and Jiangsu Changshun International Trading - the specialist Chinese dealer for automotive plastics - manufactures the products at the site in Zhangjiagang.Benecke-Kaliko's TPO compact foils and foam laminates are now being produced in China too. Politicians, customers and...

Company name: Benecke-Changshun Auto Trim
Published On: Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Faurecia names BASF as Best Innovative Supplier

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, has recently received Best Innovative Supplier Award from Faurecia China. The award recognizes BASF’s outstanding achievements in reducing car Instrument Panel density by 10% while maintaining its good mechanical properties. The low density Instrument Panels were made from Elastoflex® E, a semi-rigid PU...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Bridgestone to re-organize polyurethane foam production operations in China

Japanese automotive parts maker Bridgestone Group is set to re-organize its manufacturing operations in Huanan, China, to strengthen its system for the production of polyurethane foam products for automobile seats.Polyurethane foam is a cushion material for use in automobile seats, which is created with Bridgestone's advanced resin processing...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Bervina Releases New Eco-Friendly Timing Belts Specially Designed for Food Processing

Bervina, recognized for its commitment to innovation and environmental awareness on the market of drive technologies, recently announced that they are offering new eco-friendly timing belts designed specifically for the food processing industry. These state-of-the-art “green” timing belts are the first of their kind, providing a clean alternative...

Company name: Bervina
Published On: Tuesday October 29th, 2013

RotaPUR Chosen for Rotadyne Polyurethanes

RotaDyne has formally announced the trade name RotaPUR, created for the company’s polyurethane roll coverings product line. In association with the successful ‘RotaSil’ trade name for RTV silicone rollers, PUR is the European acronym for polyurethane. RotaPUR HP is a recently added series of high-performance polyurethane materials. In comparison...

Company name: RotaDyne
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

RotaDyne Appoints President, Industrial Products Group

RotaDyne has announced the appointment of Mr. John Sinks to the newly created position of President, Industrial Products Group. The Industrial Products Group will encompass Elastomer Processing, Molded Products, Decorative Technologies, and Engineered Products. John will be focusing his attention on the long-term growth and profit potential...

Company name: RotaDyne
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Paul Mitchell Named to Roofing Center Board of Directors

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is proud to announce that Paul Mitchell (RRC, RRO, CDT), Business Analyst for the company, has been appointed to the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (“The Center”). Board members begin their terms in December with The Center’s first board meeting of the new...

Company name: Tremco Roofing Division
Published On: Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Industry-leading Manufacturer Trico Poly Systems Launches Revamped Website

Trico Poly Systems, a New Jersey manufacturer, has recently launched their new website, a better reflection of the quality services they offer.Trico Poly Systems remains one of America's leading manufacturers of polyurethane dispensing and processing equipment since being founded over 50 years ago. Their capabilities for custom equipment creation...

Company name: Trico Poly Systems
Published On: Sunday November 03rd, 2013

Chemtura Corporation Dedicates New Production Plant For Petroleum Additives And Urethanes In...

Supporting its commitment to customers in China and the greater Asia-Pacific region, Chemtura Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, today held the grand opening of its new multipurpose manufacturing facility in the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area.Chemtura aims to create...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Baxenden Chemicals: Workers facing job cuts under factory closure plans

AROUND 30 workers in Droitwich Spa face job cuts under plans to close a town-based factory.Baxenden Chemicals Ltd, part of global chemical business Chemtura Corporation, is considering the closure of its Union Lane site.Employees are currently being consulted on the matter following the announcement by the firm that specialises in water-based...

Company name: Baxenden Chemicals
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Earnings improve at Huntsman in Q3

Huntsman Corporation reported third quarter 2013 results with revenues of $2,842 million and adjusted EBITDA of $376 million.Third Quarter 2013 Highlights- Adjusted EBITDA was $376 million and includes record collective earnings for our non-Pigments divisions. This compares to $411 million in the prior year period and $304 million in the prior...

Company name: Huntsman Corporation
Published On: Wednesday October 30th, 2013

Mixed feelings for Air Products

Air Products' end of Fiscal 2013 financial results indicate a year of mixed feelings for the company with final quarter sales and income up - but yearly profit down.Sales of $10.2bn in 2013 are up 6% versus previous year for Air Products, as well as fourth quarter income. But yearly profit has sunk to $1.03bn in 2013, compared to 2012 figure of...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Wednesday October 30th, 2013

Sika: High Growth Dynamic in third quarter with sales increasing 10.6%

In the third quarter, Sika reported local currency growth of 10.6%. Net sales for the first nine months of the year came to CHF 3,807.7 million, corresponding to a year-on-year increase of 6.7% in local currencies and 4.7% in Swiss francs. Sika posted an above-average increase in net profit.Sika CEO Jan Jenisch: “In the third quarter, our employees...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Wednesday October 30th, 2013

Singly-terminated polyisobutylenes and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to singly-terminated polyisobutylene (PIB) compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to singly-terminated polyisobutylene compounds that contain only one primary alcohol, amine, or methacrylate group as the single-terminating group. In another...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Aromatic polyesters, polyol blends comprising the same and resultant products therefrom

The present invention discloses low viscosity aromatic polyester polyols suitable for blending with other polyols or other materials mutually compatible with the polyester polyols to achieve polyurethane and polyisocyanurate products. In particular the present invention discloses polyester polyols comprising the reaction of: A) an aromatic...

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Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Novel cyclic amine compound and process for producing polyurethane resin by using it

To provide a novel cyclic amine compound and a process for producing a polyurethane resin by using it. A 3-hydroxy-1,5-diazabicyclo[3.2.2]nonane represented by the following formula (1), and a process for producing a polyurethane resin by using a catalyst for producing a polyurethane resin, which contains the...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Alcohol-based printing ink composition

An alcohol-based printing ink composition comprising: a polyurethane urea resin (D) that is obtained by a reaction of polyol (A), diisocyanate (B), and a chain extender (C); a coloring agent (E); and a medium comprising an alcohol (F) and water, wherein the polyol (A) contains polyether polyol (A1) and polyester polyol (A2), and the medium...

Company name: Toyo Ink
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Aqueous pigment dispersions based on random polyurethane dispersants

The present disclosure provides novel aqueous pigment dispersions containing an aqueous vehicle, a pigment and a random polyurethane copolymer as a dispersant. The random polyurethane copolymer contains short hard segments without any ionic group. Also disclosed is the use of these dispersions in an ink-jet ink.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Inkjet inks with polyurethane additive with a limited amount of branching

Ink for inkjet printing is provided, comprising colorant and certain polyurethane ink additives which are derived from asymmetrically branched polyurethane additives which enhance fastness of the print towards highlighter and finger smudge without compromising jetting performance and storage stability of the ink.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Aqueous polymer compositions obtained from epoxidized natural oils

Aqueous polyurethane dispersions are made from urethane prepolymers comprising one or more polyhydroxy compounds from ketone functional molecules derived from an epoxidized natural oil. Addition of a hydrazine functional moiety to the prepolymer dispersion can further provide a crosslinking mechanism resulting in the formation of azomethine...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Dermatological/pharmaceutical compositions comprising benzoyl peroxide, at least one naphthoic acid...

Topically applicable, dermatological/pharmaceutical compositions contain, formulated into a physiologically acceptable medium, benzoyl peroxide, at least one naphthoic acid compound and at least one compound of the polyurethane polymer type or derivatives thereof, wherein the benzoyl peroxide and the at least one naphthoic acid compound are...

Company name: Galderma Research & Development
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Foaming formulations including silicone-based polyurethanes

Foaming formulations including silicone-based polyurethanes are disclosed. These foaming formulations are useful as cleansing formulations such as used in hand sanitizers. The foaming formulations provide improved aesthetic properties and foaming appearance, while maintaining high antimicrobial capacity.

Company name: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Polyurethane foams for trench breaker and other applications

The invention is directed to methods for supporting trench pipes with polyurethane foams which are flotation resistant with sufficient strength and density to provide stability and inhibit erosion at pipeline trench sites, and other uses, wherein at least 50% of the foam is open cell and has a density of approximately 1.3 lbs/ft.sup.3 to 3.5...

Company name: Foam Supplies
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Flexible polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the invention provide for a method of preparing a polyurethane foam, including reacting least one initiator comprising at least two hydroxyl groups with at least one 12-hydroxystearic acid to form at least one polyester polyol, reacting the at least one polyester polyol with at least one alkoxylating agent in the presence of a DMC...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Viscoelastic polyurethane foams

A viscoelastic foam is produced by reacting (a) an isocyanate component that includes at least 25% by weight of diphenylmethane diisocyanate having a monomeric content of from 50 to 90% by weight, (b) an isocyanate-reactive component, (c) at least one catalyst, (d) at least one surface active agent, and (e) liquid carbon dioxide. These foams are...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Coating agents having high scratch resistance and weathering stability

Disclosed are coating compositions comprising (a) at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), (b) at least one compound (B) having isocyanate groups, and (c) at least one catalyst (D) for the crosslinking of silane groups, said catalyst (D) comprising phosphorus. It is an aspect of the disclosed coating compositions that (i) one or more...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Dendritic polyurethane coating

The invention herein relates to a surface protective dendritic polymer coating compositions and to the cross-linked surface protective coatings formed thereby.

Company name: Nanovere Technologies
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Adhesive for rotor blades for wind power plants

The invention relates to two-component polyurethane compositions which have a long open time and, even alter extended exposure to a high-moisture climate (for example 70% relative humidity), even after 40 minutes, and in particular even after 60 minutes, can still be glued and cured to form polymers having high mechanical strength, whereby a...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013


A polyurethane that is a reaction product of reaction components, the reaction components comprising (a) a polyol; (b) a polyisocyanate selected from an aromatic, alicyclic or aliphatic polyisocyanate or combinations thereof; (c) a mixture of chain extenders that includes (i) a chain extender having a sulfur bridge in an amount of between 1 and 30...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Transparent conductive laminate

A transparent conductive laminate includes a conductive multilayer and a corrosion-resistant film. The corrosion-resistant film is essentially consisting of waterborne polyurethane and a plurality of carbon nanotubes dispersed therein, free of corrosion inhibitor. The corrosion-resistant film not only can protect the conductive multilayer, but also...

Company name: Far Eastern New Century
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Composite material human body support and process for making same

A human body support includes a composite material base frame having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a cover element formed from a first polymer material associated to the base frame. The support also includes a film of a second thermoplastic polymer material, which is fixedly attached to the base frame. The second thermoplastic material...

Company name: Selle Royal
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Container modifications to minimize defects during reactive polyurethane flow

A method of reducing the number or size of voids in a polyurethane comprises reacting the formulation components in a container having an inner surface, or having a liner that has an inner surface, that has been modified to reduce the shear forces that normally accompany introduction of such components into a container. This is done by modifying...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Apparatus for casting a non-pneumatic tire

This invention relates generally to an apparatus for casting a portion of a tire, and, more specifically, to an apparatus that has a cap and an outer ring that are rotatably attached to a fixed portion of the molding apparatus for centrifugally molding the spokes of a non-pneumatic tire from polyurethane or some other suitable material. The cap and...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Structurally supported non-pneumatic wheel with reinforcements and method of manufacture

A non-pneumatic wheel with reinforcement bands that provide structural support for the wheel and a method of manufacture of such a wheel are described. The reinforcement band forms part of an annular reinforcement structure that includes foam spacers positioned between the annular reinforcement band. The foam can be a reticulated foam into which a...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Shoe press belt

The invention relates to a shoe press belt comprising polyurethane polymer prepared of a urethane prepolymer containing isocyanate groups and a chain extender, the urethane prepolymer being prepared using 1,4-phenylene-diisocyanate (PPDI) and the chain extender comprising methyl-bis(3-chloro-2,6-diethylaniline) (MCDEA).

Company name: Metso Fabrics
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Novel polymeric photoinitiators

A polymeric photoinitiator, most suitably a polyurethane photoinitiator, is obtained by step-growth co-polymerization of at least one monomer (A) with at least one monomer (B). Monomer (A) includes a photoinitiator moiety, while monomer (B) is a monomer reactive with monomer (A) to form a polymer. A method produces the polymeric photoinitiator, a...

Company name: Coloplast
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Methods for the synthesis of activated ethylfumarates and their use as intermediates

Disclosed embodiments relate to improved methods for the synthesis of activated fumarate intermediates and their use in chemical synthesis. Disclosed embodiments describe the synthesis of activated fumarate esters including those derived from activating groups including: 4-nitrophenyl, diphenylphosphoryl azide, pivaloyl chloride, chlorosulfonyl...

Company name: MannKind
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Estolide derivatives prepared from triglycerides

A process to prepare an estolide derivative composition comprises reacting a triglyceride having an unsaturation level of less than 0.1 m Eq/g and an alcohol having from 2 to 22 carbon atoms, under conditions such that a product including an oligomerized ester having residual hydroxyl groups is formed; and reacting the product with a capping agent...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Curable epoxide containing formaldehyde-free compositions, articles including the same, and methods...

A composition is disclosed that includes a water insoluble polymer, a polycarboxy functional polymer, and a water insoluble epoxide functional compound, the water insoluble polymer including at least one of polyvinyl acetate, vinyl acetate copolymer, styrene copolymer, acrylate copolymer, and polyurethane.

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Precise control of molecular weight and chain shape control in carbon dioxide/epoxide alternating...

This invention relates to a method of preparing poly(alkylene carbonate) that has a molecular weight and polymer chain structure precisely controlled by adding a chain transfer agent composed of a compound having an alcohol or carboxylic acid functional group upon alternating copolymerization of an epoxide compound and carbon dioxide using a...

Company name:
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Hyperbranched polymeric dispersants and non-aqueous pigment dispersions

A polymeric dispersant having a hyperbranched polyurethane architecture obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate core with a mixture of: a) 40 to 65 mol % of an anchor represented by Formula (I) and/or (II): ##STR00001## wherein n represents an integer selected from 0 to 7; and X and Y each independently represent a primary amine group or a hydroxyl...

Company name: Agfa-Gevaert
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Highly reactive polyurethane compositions containing uretdione groups

The invention relates to high-reactivity polyurethane compositions containing uretdione groups and intended for use in the plastics sector.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Synthesis and characterization of Triazole rich polyether polyols using Click Chemistry for highly...

The present work describes development of moisture cured polyurethane–urea coatings based on 1,2,3-triazole rich polyether polyols. In this paper, two polyether polyols were synthesized by using 1,3-dipolar azide–alkyne cycloaddition reaction and they were named as PL-1 and PL-2 where PL-1 is 9 terminal hydroxyl groups and PL-2 is 6 terminal...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Morphology, dynamic rheology, and cohesive properties of epoxy‐modified polyurethane–acrylate...

A series of organic, solvent-free, epoxy-modified polyurethane–acryalte (EPUA) adhesives were prepared through in situ surfactant-free polymerization. Stable EPUA microemulsions with average particle diameters of less than 100 nm and a unimodal distribution were obtained through control of the epoxy content. Transitions from irregular shapes with a...

Company name: Shaanxi University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Polyurethane Coatings Derived from 1,2,3-Triazole-Functionalized Soybean Oil-Based Polyols: Studying...

Preparation of polyurethanes derived from novel 1,2,3-triazole-functionalized soybean oil-based polyols and assessment of their possible biocidal activities were considered. Epoxidized soybean oil was reacted with sodium azide to produce an azide-containing polyol. The product was subjected to the cycloaddition reaction with various alkynes....

Company name: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Experimental studies on the impact properties of auxetic materials

This paper reports an experimental investigation on the effect of auxeticity towards impact loads. Both conventional and auxetic polyurethane (PU) foams were subjected to impact drop tests, and the damaged surfaces were visually inspected. Although it is known that auxetic materials resist indentation due to densification along the load line,...

Company name: SIM University
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013

Effect of polyol structure on the properties of the resultant magnetic polyurethane elastomer...

In this study, two types of magnetic polyurethane (PU) elastomer nanocomposites using polycaprolactone (PCL) and polytetramethylene glycol (PTMG) as polyols were synthesized by incorporating thiodiglycolic acid surface modified Fe3O4 nanoparticles (TSM-Fe3O4) into PU matrices through in situ polymerization method. TSM-Fe3O4 nanoparticles were...

Company name: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Published On: Monday November 04th, 2013


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