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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> WETTING
TEGO® Twin 4200 - The new universal wetting and anti-cratering additive

TEGO® Twin 4200 is the new universal substrate wetting additive for waterborne wood coatings, industrial coatings and printing inks, which can also be used in solventborne and even UV coatings. In addition to outstanding wetting and anti-cratering properties, TEGO® Twin 4200 provides no foam stabilization and a robust and easier processing during...

Company name: Evonik Tego Chemie
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Midea To Adopt Honeywell's Next-Generation Insulating Materials In Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

Honeywell announced today that Midea, a leading Chinese appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell's next-generation Solstice(TM) Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) to insulate Midea refrigerators and freezers.Use of the lower-global-warming potential blowing agent will allow Midea to meet current and future energy efficiency and environmental...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Leading the Global Technology Trends of Colorants - Chromaflo Technologies to Engage in CHINACOAT...

As the largest independent global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions to the architectural & industrial paint and coatings industries, Chromaflo will engage in the conference by highlighting well-established brands. Under Colortrend® branding for architectural coatings, Chromaflo is a major supplier of both Point-of-Sale and In-Plant...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Creating Bio-Oil from Wood Chips a Reality at Battelle

Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit converts one ton of pine chips, shavings and sawdust into as much as 1,300 gallons of wet bio-oil per...

Company name: Battelle Memorial Institute
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS
Sapici launches new electrical conducting casting elastomer line

The Italian company Sapici in Caronno Pertusella announced the launch of a new line of electrically conductive prepolymers for polyurethane casting applications without carbon black.According to Sapici, the new Polurcast EC line, developed by the company’s new R&D laboratories in San Cipriano Po, Pavia, Italy, is characterised by electrical...

Company name: Sapici
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Rhino Linings Corporation Acquires Advanced Coating Solutions

Rhino Linings Corporation, a global leader in protective coatings and linings industry, has acquired Advanced Coating Solutions, a San Diego-based developer and manufacturer of waterborne, compliant coatings including epoxies, urethanes, stains, sealers and topcoats.Prior to the acquisition, Advanced Coating Solutions was a supplier to Rhino...

Company name: Rhino Linings Corporation
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Pure polyurea floor installed over seven day old concrete

Dove Contracting, LLC, headquartered in Bossier City, LA, USA, has installed a new durable, water-resistant pure polyurea floor for Campbell’s Soup “Ready to Eat” soup line. Having used poly­urea successfully in other facilities, the soup company once again chose VersaFlex’s FSS 50 DM in a light gray colour for the job.When making soup for the...

Company name: Dove Contracting
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
SPI to Host Informative Event In Chicago

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) is pleased to host their 2013 Expand Your Business Lunch & Learn event. The event will showcase different ways of how members of the SPF and polyurea industries can expand their business utilizing leading industry solutions and learning about both markets and their different trends.The Expand Your Business Lunch &...

Company name: Specialty Products
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
Overspray Removal Specialist Explains Technique for Removing SPF Overspray

Despite contractors' best efforts to contain overspray during a SPF roofing or insulation application, overspray damage still happens. Since SPF cures and hardens quickly, removing it from a vehicle can be a daunting task. Jeff Suggs, operator of Paint Overspray Removal of Texas (PORT), spoke to SprayFoam.com about his effective method to remove...

Company name: Paint Overspray Removal
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Icynene Product Innovation Recognized by Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry Peers

Icynene's product innovation continues to be singled out for recognition by industry peers following a recent spate of accolades from several major architectural, building, and home design publications.In the third quarter of 2013, the spray foam manufacturer was awarded the 2013 Innovation Award for Spray Foam Insulation for the third consecutive...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Extremely diversified in terms of users and applications: the new HIGHLINE

With a well thought-out new development in their metering machine line-up, Hennecke has implemented a particularly cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for the two- component high-pressure processing of polyurethane, without any reduction in metering accuracy, adherence to the formulation, or precise compliance with the desired part...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Closed-Cell SPF Creates Comfort Inside Creekside Cabin

After a Pennsylvania doctor purchased a vacation home cabin way out of town and realized it needed some work, he opted for the most cost-effective and energy-efficient option: a spray polyurethane foam insulation application.The home was located in Forksville, Pennsylvania, a natural getaway north of Philadelphia for folks to take a break from the...

Company name: Lycoming Spray Foam
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Definitely lightweight! Production of fibre composite bonnets

Based on their experience in lightweight sandwich construction with load floors and sliding roofs, the three partner companies Magna Steyr, Rühl Puromer and Hennecke have now taken a step into the future. As regulations on pedestrian protection have become more stringent, they have developed an engine bonnet with a honeycomb core, which not...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Technogel adds new top bed

Specialty sleep manufacturer Technogel Sleeping has added a fourth bed to its collection of gel mattresses. The Vive contains 85 pounds of the company’s patented soft-solid gel over a polyurethane foam and latex core.With a suggested retail price of $8,500 in queen, the Vive is the company’s new top price point. The bed has an unquilted, ecru cover...

Company name: Technogel
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> HYDROCYCLONES
Bailey-Parks Urethane Halves Hydrocyclone Production Timeline

Bailey-Parks Urethane has purchased a specialized polyurethane processing machine dedicated to the production of hydrocyclones for the oil and gas industry. The new equipment doubles Bailey-Parks’s hydrocyclone production capacity and reduces the company’s turnaround time for these custom-molded parts by 50 percent.The tailor-made Max Processing...

Company name: Bailey-Parks Urethane
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DRUG-ELUTING SYST.
Lubrizol Takes Steps toward Excipient-grade Thermoplastic Polyurethane for Drug Delivery Systems

The Lubrizol Corporation is demonstrating its commitment to the healthcare industry by announcing the development of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) polymers appropriate for consideration in novel drug delivery products. US FDA drug master files and support for drug regulatory submissions will be made...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Taking a stand for polyurethanes

Senior VP Performance Materials at BASF Corporation Gerry Podesta talks the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), and advocacy for the industry he is proud of.As Steering Committee Chair of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), I am proud every day to be part of an industry that constantly drives innovation that truly offers...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
PPI Helps OMS Increase Sales in United States

Polyurethane Process Industries, LLC, (PPI), has helped the OMS Group steadily increase sales in several key U.S. markets since the two companies signed a 2008 agency agreement naming PPI the exclusive distributor of OMS equipment in the United States.The greatest demand has been for equipment and systems to process rigid foam for roofing panels,...

Company name: Polyurethane Process Industries
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
Wanhua-BorsodChem and Donau Chemie celebrate new water treatment plant in Kazincbarcika

After laying down the cornerstone a year ago, Donauchem Kft., the Hungarian subsidiary of the Austrian-owned Donau-Chemie AG inaugurated its new water treatment chemicals plant at the site of Wanhua-BorsodChem in Kazincbarcika on 3rd October 2013.The ferric chloride and polyaluminium chloride units, which have an annual capacity of 75 000 and 30...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
Serafin Group Acquires UK Tire Recycling Firms

Private equity firm Serafin Group, based in Munich, has acquired the U.K.-based companies Charles Lawrence International Ltd. (CLI) and Playtop Licensing Ltd. in a transaction that was completed in mid-October of 2013. CLI produces tire recycling machinery, a tire recycling plant and manufactures shredded rubber products. Playtop provides surfacing...

Company name: Serafin Group
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
Dow Reports Productive Results from Participation in Khimia-2013

The Dow Chemical Company took an active part in the 17th international chemical exhibition “Khimia-2013” (October 28-31, 2013 Moscow Expocentre), showcasing at the stand latest technological advances and the comprehensive portfolio of solutions for Russia and Former Soviet Union. Among them were featured energy-efficient solutions for construction...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
TEXTILES
Norway will fully restrict PFOA in consumer products

Norway will become the first country to ban the use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in consumer products.Production, import, export, and sale of textiles and other consumer goods that contain more than one microgram per square meter of PFOA will be prohibited. PFOA is a persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substance that has been used for...

Company name: Freudenberg Group
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Pioneer of international polyurethane research: Dr. Günter Oertel dies at 81

It is with great sadness that the Board of Management and employees of Bayer MaterialScience learned of the death of Dr. Günter Oertel. The researcher died at the age of 81 in Leverkusen, Germany. “Günter Oertel is considered one of the pioneers of polyurethane chemistry. His research resulted in more than 90 international patents and countless...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
URETEK Holdings hires David White as Territory Sales Representative for the State of Washington

URETEK Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of David White as Territory Sales Representative for the state of Washington. Joining URETEK Holdings’ experienced and successful sales team, Mr. White will be responsible for identifying and growing opportunities and expanding URETEK’s brand awareness in the Washington region.Mr. White has...

Company name: URETEK Holdings
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
URETEK Holdings Hires Cory Carlson as President of Sales

URETEK Holdings, Inc., a foundation stabilization company, is pleased to announce the selection of Cory Carlson as President of Sales.As President of Sales, Mr. Carlson will oversee sales and business development activities of the 31 state territories that URETEK Holdings operates within. Cory will be responsible for building upon the existing...

Company name: URETEK Holdings
Published On: Wednesday November 06th, 2013

 
PPG Announces Protective/Marine VP

PPG Industries has put its entire protective and marine coatings business in the United States, Canada and Latin America under the leadership of Diane M. Kappas.Kappas, a chemical engineer and 27-year PPG employee, becomes Vice President, Americas, Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC), effective Dec. 1. She had been vice president of the company...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday November 05th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PRIMERS
Solvent-based primer solution based on silylated polyurethane (SPUR) chemistry for polycarbonate...

A primer solution for enhanced adhesion to a rigid substrate for aviation and aerospace applications includes an aminosilane-capped polyurethane prepolymer and a first solvent. The first solvent reacts with or modifies the surface of the rigid substrate, enabling the primer solution including the aminosilane-capped polyurethane prepolymer to become...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Solvents in the preparation of polyuretherane dispersions

The present invention relates to substituted N-(cyclo)alkylpyrrolidones as solvents for use in processes for preparing polyurethane dispersions.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Use of low triphenylphosphate, high phosphorous content isopropyl phenyl phosphates as flame...

The present invention relates to the use of low triphenyl phosphate, high phosphorous content aryl phosphates with high ortho alkylation as flame retardants in polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams or polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam formulations.

Company name: Hickory Springs
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Novel photoinitiators

Novel photoinitiators provide for polyurethane formation, in which a photoinitiator moiety and a tertiary amine are incorporated into the photoinitiator structure, and thus the polyurethane polymer.

Company name: Coloplast
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polyols from plant oils and methods of conversion

Methods of producing plant polyols from plant oils include reacting a plant oil with a designed reactant having one or more nucleophilic functional groups and one or more active hydrogen functional groups in the presence of an addition reaction catalyst in a single reaction step. The resultant polyols may be directly reacted with polyisocyanates to...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Branched polyethylene glycol linked with diacyl glycerol, process for producing the same, and...

Provided is a polyethylene glycol derivative which contains two PEG chains, which is bound to a diacylglycerol, which has high purity, and which enhances the stability of liposomes. Polyethylene glycol is represented by the following formula (1) and which is bound to a diacylglycerol: ##STR00001## In Formula (1), R.sup.1 is a hydrocarbon group...

Company name: NOF
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Method for producing polyether carbonate polyols having primary hydroxyl end groups and polyurethane...

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of polyether carbonate polyols with primary hydroxyl end groups, comprising the steps of reaction of a starter compound containing active hydrogen atoms with an epoxide and carbon dioxide under double metal cyanide catalysis, reaction of the product obtained with a cyclic carboxylic...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Thermosetting resin composition, thermosetting resin composition solution, film forming material and...

Disclosed is a thermosetting resin composition including; (A) a carboxyl group-containing polyurethane prepared by using (a) a polyisocyanate compound (b) polyol compounds (c) a carboxyl group-containing dihydroxy compound as raw materials, (B) a curing agent, wherein the polyol compounds (b) are one or more kinds of polyol compound(s) selected...

Company name: Showa Denko
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Dispersion of hybrid polyurethane with olefin-acrylic copolymerization

A product and processes comprising urethane polymer and at least one copolymer from a hydrophobic ethylenically unsaturated C.sub.4-C.sub.30 olefins copolymerized with polar monomers such as acrylates. One process optionally utilizes an acid source to modify/catalyze the reactivity of the polar monomer and/or radically activated repeat unit from...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive agent composition and laminated body

The present invention is to provide an adhesive agent composition, including: a main agent containing a polyether polyurethane polyol and a bisphenol A-type epoxy resin; and a curing agent, wherein the polyether polyurethane polyol is obtained by reacting a polyalkylene glycol including repeating units each having a carbon number of 3 or 4 and an...

Company name: Toyochem
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Adhesive composition for polarizing plate and polarizing plate prepared using the same

An adhesive composition and a polarizing plate, the adhesive composition including an isocyanate curing agent and having a creeping distance decrease rate of 10% or less, wherein the creeping distance decrease rate is calculated by Equation 1: Creeping distance decrease rate (%)=|(A-B)/A|.times.100, [Equation 1] wherein, in Equation 1, A and B are...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Adhesive derived from dimeric fatty acid or dimeric fatty diol

An adhesive containing polyisocyanate and a polyol containing at least one dimer fatty acid and/or dimer fatty diol. The adhesive is particularly suitable for use on wood.

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Bonding agent composition

The present invention relates to an adhesive promoter composition, containing: at least one film-forming resin; at least one aromatic polyisocyanate; at least one solvent; as well as at least one specific isocyanurate containing silane groups. Adhesive promoter compositions according to the invention are suitable in particular for improving the...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> MOISTURE CURED
Method for laying parquet flooring with improved dimensional stability

1) Moisture-crosslinkable adhesive composition comprising: from 25% to 50% of a composition (a) formed of a crosslinkable epoxy resin and of a polymer having a polyoxyalkylene or polyurethane main chain connected to a hydrolyzable terminal alkoxysilyl group; from 0.5% to 6% of a ketimine (b); and from 40% to 65% of an inert inorganic or organic...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Thermosetting compositions containing isocyanurate ring

The invention relates to thermosetting compositions containing isocyanurate ring(s) prepared through chain extension of an epoxy resin (a) with carboxyl-functional oligomers (b), which are the reaction product of polyols (i) containing one or more isocyanurate ring(s) and polycarboxylic acids or their anhydrides (ii). The polyols (i) containing one...

Company name: CCP Composites
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> TWO-COMPONENTS
Adhesive for filling joints and gaps in rotor blades for wind power plants

The present invention relates to two-component polyurethane compositions which on the one hand have a long open time and, even after extended exposure to a climate with high atmospheric humidity (e.g., 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...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polyester polymer and coating compositions thereof

A polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging coatings. The polymer preferably includes a polyester backbone and at least one deblockable isocyanate group attached to the backbone. In one embodiment, the polymer includes a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
In situ bonds

A biocompatible tissue-bonding adhesive composition having a polyol of functionality N. The polyol being terminated has at least one polyisocyanate in solution with at least (N-1) % of the solution having free polyisocyanate. N may be in the range 1.5-8. The polyol may be a branched polypropylene/polyethylene oxide copolymer.

Company name: Promethean Surgical Devices
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Thermal storage gelatinous triblock copolymer elastomer particles in polyurethane flexible foams

Combinations of gelatinous elastomer containing one or more phase change materials, known as "phase change gel", and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing at least partially cured phase change gel particles comprising plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or diblock copolymer resin and one or more phase change materials, into a mixture of...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> OPEN-CELL
Polyurethane gel-like polymers, methods and use in flexible foams

Combinations of open cell flexible foams with polyurethane gel-like polymers, in forms such as layers of different forms and shapes, solid sheets, perforated sheets, and particles, and methods of making the combinations are described using a variety of procedures. Alternatively, the resin to make the polyurethane gel-like polymers may be infused...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Silsesquioxane compound having polymerizable functional group

To provide a composition comprising a silsesquioxane compound that is capable of producing a coating film with excellent heat resistance and scratch resistance, and that has excellent compatibility with general polymerizable unsaturated compounds as well as polymerizable unsaturated compounds with high polarity. A silsesquioxane compound comprising...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Vegetable oil-based coating and method for application

A building material composite that includes a building substrate at least partially lined with a urethane material. The urethane material of the present invention is typically the reaction product of an A-side that includes an isocyanate and a B-side that typically includes: a blown vegetable oil, a cross-linking agent, and a catalyst; a blown...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurea compositions and methods of use

Disclosed are polyurea compositions comprising the reaction products of a polyformal-isocyanate prepolymer and a curing agent comprising an amine. The compositions are useful as sealants in aerospace applications.

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Elastomeric insulation materials and the use thereof in subsea applications

The invention provides an insulation material comprising an epoxy-terminated prepolymer and an amine curing agent. The reaction production of the epoxy-terminated prepolymer and amine curing agent provides for an elastomer that combines the processing and mechanical properties of polyurethane elastomers with improved thermal-hydrolytic stability....

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
Method of deforming a microcellular polyurethane component

A method of deforming a component includes the step of forming the component from thermosetting, elastomeric microcellular polyurethane. The method further includes the step of heating at least a first portion of the component to a first temperature. The method further includes the step of compressing the first portion of the component while...

Company name: BASF Corporation
Published On: Thursday November 07th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Polyurethane composite for wound healing and methods thereof

The presently-disclosed subject matter includes polyurethane composites that include tissue component(s), as well as methods of making such composites and uses thereof. The polyurethane component can comprise a polyisocyanate prepolymer and a polyol. The tissue component can be a polysaccharide. Exemplary composites can be moldable and/or...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> MASKS
Medical mask with a functional material

The purpose of the invention is to provide a surgical mask with sufficient antibacterial properties, by uniformly manifesting on the surface of nanofibers a functional material with antibacterial and antiviral properties. The problem is solved by a mask with a functional material which comprises a nanofiber containing at least one base polymer...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Polyurethane useful for orthopedics external fixing system in complex environment and preparation...

A polyurethane used for orthopedics external fixing system in complex environment is obtained by reaction of mixture of polyether polyol with modified isocyanate in the weight ratio of 1:0.6-0.75. The modified isocyanate is obtained by reaction of polyphenyl polymethylene isocyanate with polyether diol. The components and corresponding weight...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. The first surface region comprises expanded thermoplastic polyurethane ("TPU"). The second surface region is free from expanded TPU.

Company name: Adidas
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Sulfonic acid-containing binding agent for moulding mixes for the preparation of moulds and cores

A polyisocyanate component for a moulding material binding agent system is described containing at feast one sulfonic acid in a solution of at least one polyisocyanate, containing at least two NCO-groups in the molecule.

Company name: Huttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Direct conversion of olefin to olefin oxide by molecular oxygen

The present invention relates to a direct conversion of olefin to olefin oxide, which are important and versatile intermediates used in the production of a large variety of valuable consumer products such as polyurethane foams, polymers, alkylene glycol, cosmetics, food emulsifiers and as fumigants and insecticides. More specifically, the present...

Company name: Sumitomo Chemical Company
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
Nanoimprint resist

A nanoimprint resist includes a hyperbranched polyurethane oligomer, a perfluoropolyether, a methylmethacrylate, a diluent solvent, and a photo initiator. The hyperbranched polyurethane oligomer can be polymerized by a copolymerization of trimellitic anhydride, ethylene mercaptan, and epoxy acrylic acid. The hyperbranched polyurethane oligomer can...

Company name: Hon Hai Precision Industry
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating of glass and polycarbonate with aqueous two-component polyurethane resin

Hard polyurethane coatings combine several features as high flexibility and toughness, good chemical resistance, improved clarity, and spontaneous air-drying. However, the coating design (thicknesses, interface pretreatments, substrate features, etc.) is often troublesome. In this respect, the present investigation deals with the application of...

Company name: Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Effects of fullerene derivatives on the gas permeability of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers

In an effort to improve the gas barrier properties of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomers, fullerene derivatives were added as fillers, and the resulting O2 and CO2 permeabilities were analyzed. The addition of 5 wt % polyhydroxylated fullerene {fullerenol [C60(OH)n] mixture, where n = 6–12} decreased the gas permeability by...

Company name: Toyo University
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Memory chromic polyurethane with tetraphenylethylene

This article reports a chromic polymer, which is responsive to its shape memory properties and has both the behavior of shape memory polymers and chromic materials. We employed a strategy to fabricate such a smart material, which represents a new principle for making chromic materials. This material is made of shape memory polyurethane with...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Leach-Proof Sol−Gel Microcapsules as Curing Agents for One-Pot Thermosetting Resins

The sol−gel microencapsulation of free-radical initiator benzoyl peroxide in sol−gel methyl-modified silica microcapsules of core/ shell geometry allows curing of acrylate-based polyurethane and polyester resin formulations sprayed from a pressurized can without the need to compartmentalize reactants from the initiator to cross-link....

Company name: Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati
Published On: Friday November 08th, 2013

 
 

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