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  Issue-387 - November 25, 2013   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Warning on chemicals in children's furniture

Children may enjoy plopping down in foam-filled chairs just their size, but a report released Wednesday by several advocacy groups says those chairs may contain flame retardants that could be harmful.The chemicals were detected in children's furniture sold by major retailers in California and across the nation and have toxic or unknown health...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
Flame Retardants Serve An Essential Role In Foam Insulation

Building performance is a top priority for consumers, architects, and contractors, and foam insulation plays a very important role in improving energy efficiency and controlling the indoor environment. In order to meet critical fire safety standards and codes, manufacturers of foam insulation add flame retardants to their products. However, an...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
Clariant’s halogen-free flame retardants lock in safe fire protection for new class of natural oil...

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is supporting the use of Green Chemistry to create safer, fire retarded polyurethane (PU) foams for the upholstery sector. Research by Green Urethanes Ltd, the provider of green solutions to the global PU industry, confirms that manufacturers can use reactive halogen-free flame retardant Exolit® OP...

Company name: Clariant Pigments and Additives - Flame Retardants
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Bayer expands production capacity for coating raw materials

Mobility and personal transport are growing worldwide, particularly in big cities, and with them the demand for high-performance and eco-friendly automotive coatings. Thanks to their outstanding properties, polyurethane coatings have long proven to be the material of choice. They adhere well to substrates and are durable. Topcoats made from...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
No-Burn® Intumescent Coating Plus XD Passes at Lowest Wet Film Thickness over ENERTITE® NM Open-Cell...

No-Burn® Plus XD is now approved over BASF's ENERTITE® NM, ESR-3102, at the lowest tested wet mil thickness, surpassing previous results. The test was performed in accordance with AC377 Appendix X. Plus XD, used in lieu of a prescribed ignition barrier for the ENERTITE® NM and Plus XD assembly, applied at a thickness of 6 mils wet (4 mils dry) is...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Cost efficient, corrosion resistant: Polyaspartic coatings demonstrate productivity-enhancing rapid...

Building and construction professionals want coatings that protect substrates such as metal and concrete without a time-consuming drying process that delays fabrication schedules. Rapid-curing polyaspartic coatings using Bayer MaterialScience LLC raw materials provide increased productivity while maintaining high performance and offering...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
Case study demonstrates durable, aesthetically pleasing floor finishes with ultra-low VOCs, minimal...

Polyaspartic coatings can make a functional garage the talk of the neighborhood. While the neighbors' rubbernecking eventually subsides, the high performance and durability of polyaspartic coatings remain.To demonstrate the practical benefits of polyaspartic coatings, Bayer MaterialScience LLC monitored the application of a two-part polyaspartic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Spray Foam Polymers Announces the Launch of ThermoSeal FlameGuard FG500

Spray Foam Polymers’ objective was to create the highest quality, highest yield, most forgiving fire-safe foam in the industry. FG500 is simple to install, is aesthetically appealing, and has virtually no odor. FG500 has less smoke output, virtually no flame, and better performing physical properties when compared to the competition.“With the rapid...

Company name: Spray foam Polymers
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
HumiSeal® uses Productronica 2013 to showcase Global launch of NEW UV curing product

HumiSeal®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of conformal coatings has announced that it will use the Productronica 2013 event in Munich, 12th to 15th November 2013, as a platform for the Global launch of its NEW UV50 and UV500 products. The company has made significant developments of its now well-established UV40 range and these new products...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Complete range of services for polyurethane foams

Polyurethanes are a very versatile class of plastics that make people's lives easier in many respects. The most important applications are rigid foams for the efficient thermal insulation of buildings and refrigerators, and flexible foams for comfortable upholstered furniture, mattresses and car seats. Of the 15.3 million tons of polyurethane (PU)...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete releases new Flowfresh formula for more hygienic floor installations

Flowcrete Australia announces the release of an improved Flowfresh formula that makes hygienic floor installations easier and more eye-catching than ever. The innovative clean floor concept, Flowfresh can now be implemented easily thanks to a new formula that simplifies the logistics of use while adding extra vibrancy to the colours.Flowfresh...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
CFS’ Products Achieve NSF Certification

Coating & Foam Solutions, a national supplier of roof coatings and spray foam insulation has announced the results of recent product testing by NSF International. The silicone roof coatings, in the CFS product line, Roof-Tek® Poly-Sil 2500 a high solids material, and the Roof-Tek Poly-Sil 2200 standard silicone, have both passed testing to achieve...

Company name: Coating & Foam Solutions
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
PDA Europe reviews six years of promoting the polyurea industry

Founded in 2007, the Polyurea Development Association Europe (PDA Europe) is the official trade association for the European polyurea industry. The association now represents more than 100 member companies, including raw material suppliers, machine builders, distributors, formulators, applicators, project owners, consultants, and independent sales...

Company name: The Polyurea Development Association Europe
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
TrustedConsumerReview Announces Best Spray Polyurethane Foam Brand

TrustedConsumerReview, the premier online ratings review agency, is pleased to announce Foam it Green's DIY Spray Foam as the best home insulation product. When reviewing and auditing numerous home insulation, spray foam products, Foam it Green came on top for having the most high quality reviews. No other home insulation product as high as...

Company name: Foam it Green
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
CrossLam Named One of the Top Green Building Products

CrossLam is a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural panel made by gluing layers of softwood boards one on top of the next at right angles to each other. The resulting panels are light and dimensionally stable in all directions and can be used for floors, walls, and roofing. CLT is made from less desirable wood, including wood taken from forests...

Company name: Structurlam Products
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
ASC to Add Central and South American Market Report and PSA Technologies in North America

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is expanding its market report services to include two new reports: Central and South American Market Report as well as PSA Technologies in North America. The two new reports will explore the market size, growth trends over three years, and include sub-segment and end user perspectives. The two new reports...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurea sealants for Nicest pavement joints in NYC

We want the the best sidewalk joints in NYC. This was the marching orders for the consulting firm and contractor handling the pavement repair and rehabilitation stage of a commercial high-rise building's USD 550 million plus total renovation.A New York City landmark and one of the tallest buildings in the world has been completely overhauled with...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
The MuCell process from experts to experts

The conference Success with little pressure - MuCell conforming design of components is scheduled on November 27 and 28 at the Technology Centre of Engel at Schwertberg (Austria). A fast-growing number of companies around the globe are exploiting the flexibility in article and mould design first made possible by the MuCell process. This permits the...

Company name: Engel Austria
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
The latest innovation under the sun: Polyurethane composites utilizing Bayer materials contribute to...

When a strong storm, natural disaster or even man-made event strikes, homes and businesses often lose electricity. While restoring power is always a top priority, the length of a power outage sometimes extends beyond just a few hours to days or even weeks. But it doesn't have to be that way. Day & Night Solar's (DNS) Sun Commander® Series 8000, a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
ACME Machinery Unveils the New SpeedFlow A7000 Proportioner

ACME Machinery, a leader in Spray Foam & Polyurea equipment and machinery, unveils its brand new SpeedFlow A7000 high performance air driven spray foam & polyurea proportioner.With the launch of the new Speedflow A7000, ACME Machinery has raised the bar in a difficult industry by offering a simple, very cost effective, high performance, bullet...

Company name: Acme Machinery
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Bayer MaterialScience helps Beazer Homes achieve recognition as 2013 ENERGY STAR leader

The Houston Division of Beazer Homes USA, Inc. has received a 2013 ENERGY STAR® leadership in housing award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Every new home in Houston built by Beazer in the past three years uses Bayseal OC (open-cell) spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation from Bayer MaterialScience LLC.Every new home built...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Further improvement in the energy efficiency of metal-faced sandwich panels

Building energy efficiency can be increased significantly with the right insulation. Rigid polyurethane foam is a very effective insulating material and therefore used to fabricate, among other things, sandwich panels and insulation boards. Sandwich panels comprising two metal facings and a rigid polyurethane foam core have been used for the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
API, Mecaplast and Tecnostamp Create the Green Life Tire

Emanuele Conti & Partners’ MECAPLAST S.a.S., is a center of excellence in high technology injection molding, based on long and extensive experience in the molding of wheels for the agricultural sector.Now, thanks to the support of API SpA, a leading innovator in the field of elastomeric thermoplastic compounds, and Tecnostamp s.n.c. for the...

Company name: API
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> BODY PARTS
Zoltek Demonstrates Surface RTM for Automotive Body Panels

Zoltek, working with partners KraussMaffei, Henkel, Chomarat and Ruhl has developed a high-speed process for the resin transfer molding (RTM) of carbon fiber/polyurethane auto body panels with Class A surfaces.Carbon fiber manufacturer Zoltek (St. Louis, Mo., USA) reported on Nov. 11 that its new carbon fiber automotive body panel system, called...

Company name: Zoltek Automotive
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Further improvement in the thermal insulation of refrigerators and insulating boards

Refrigerators are responsible for roughly one-fifth of the total energy consumed in modern private households. Lowering this energy consumption would reduce the financial burden on the consumer and at the same time help protect the environment. This development is also being driven by stricter regulatory requirements regarding energy consumption...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
SAIP flanking Oil & Gas main players in the most difficult challenges

As world energy demand increases and the economic scenario continues to evolve, oil and gas market steadily grows and its protagonists need better qualified partners, able to bring added value, to face new challenges and improve their performances.Presently, the European Union imports respectively 60% and 80% of its gas and oil consumption needs....

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Replica human hearts by crossEffect help doctors save lives

Hearts are made to be broken, as the saying goes, but Yasuhiko Kitamura makes hearts that are meant to be cut open.His accurate polyurethane-made replicas of human hearts are used by doctors for mock surgeries in order to gain experience before performing actual operations.In order to be effective, the replicas must not only look real, they need to...

Company name: crossEffect
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
FRIMO Showcased Plastics Technology Solutions and Hosted Industry Experts at TechDay North America

As one of the leading developers and providers of system solutions for the manufacture of high quality plastic components, FRIMO hosted its second TechDay North America customer event at its TechCenter in Wixom, Mich. on October 24. With around 200 participants, the all-day event allowed FRIMO customers and industry guests to experience the widest...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation To Merge Into Evonik Corporation

Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation, a leading provider of specialty surfactants to a variety of industries but with a major focus on the consumer goods market, will merge into parent company, Evonik Corporation, on January 1, 2014.Following the merger, Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation will be fully incorporated into Evonik Corporation and no longer a...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
Bayer plastics chief sees positive price development

Germany's Bayer sees business environment for its plastics business improving thanks to more favourable raw material prices and a pickup in demand, the head of its MaterialScience division said."We see prices developing positively," Patrick Thomas told Reuters on Friday on the sidelines of an event.The MaterialScience unit, which makes padding foam...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Saturday November 23rd, 2013

 
Coastal Enterprises Offers New Incentives For Distribution Abroad

Coastal Enterprises announces it has initiated a new "International Pathways" program to meet growing demand for distributors in Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, Mexico and Asia. The program identifies immediate Precision Board Plus HDU sales opportunities for distributors currently serving the aerospace, composites, marine and signage...

Company name: Coastal Enterprises
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
Selena named the Company of 2013 in Russia

Selena was named the Russian Company of the year 2013. Selena Vostok - the Russian subsidiary of the Selena Group, global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemistry - was also distinguished as the Socially Responsible Company. Both the recognitions came from the Russian Entrepreneurship Foundation which promotes the business spirit by...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
New commercial head for STYROFOAM producer

Chris Gimson is taking over as Commercial Director for STYROFOAM-A and XENERGY insulation manufacturer, Dow Building Solutions, in February 2014.He succeeds Jayne Law, who has been in the position since 2004. Jayne first joined Dow in 1987 and has held various marketing and commercial roles in the UK and across Europe during her career. In 2012,...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Friday November 22nd, 2013

 
Jim Whitton of Hunter Panels Named New PIMA Chairman

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced today that Jim Whitton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hunter Panels LLC, will assume the chairmanship of the organization on January 1, 2014. He succeeds Dr. Chris Griffin of Johns Manville Roofing Systems, who has served as the PIMA chairman for the last two...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday November 20th, 2013

 
Resinate Materials Group, Inc. Adds Brian Chermside as COO

Resinate Materials Group, Inc., a provider of high quality, low VOC polyurethane dispersion (PUD) technology to the coatings industry, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian J. Chermside has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chermside will be responsible for overseeing the company's daily operations and strategic activities while...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Viscosity reducing agents for polyether polyols

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a polyurethane, comprising the process steps: i) provision of a polyisocyanate component comprising at least one polyisocyanate; ii) provision of a polyol component comprising at least one polyether polyol, one polyester polyol or a mixture of a polyether polyol and a polyester...

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Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
Polymer-cleaning composition

The present disclosure relates to a dimethyl sulfoxide composition suitable for cleaning polymer residue found on the devices used for processing plastic materials, in particular polyurethane.

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Zirconium compound, catalyst and its use for polyurethane manufacture

The invention comprises a catalyst compound of formula Zr(L)(A.sup.1)(A.sup.2)(A.sup.3) where L represents a ketoamide ligand, A.sup.1, A.sup.2 & A.sup.3 may be the same or different and each represent a ligand derived from a compound selected from the group consisting of:--an alcohol, a polyol, an alkyl acetoacetate, a diketone, a ketoamide, a...

Company name: Dorf Ketal Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS>> OTHER
Release agent, release material, and adhesive tape

The present invention provides a release agent containing polyolefin, isocyanate, polyolefin polyol and a metal complex catalyst, wherein the metal complex catalyst is a non-organotin compound.

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Method for removing water from a mixture

The invention relates to a method for removing water from a mixture containing at least one compound having at least one group reactive towards isocyanate and containing water, the mixture being applied to the surface of a rotating body A, the mixture flowing over the surface of the rotating body A to an outer region of the surface of the rotating...

Company name: Construction Research & Technology
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
Hydrolysable linkers and cross-linkers for absorbable polymers

The present invention relates to the discovery of new class of linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers and cross linkers for use in the synthesis of biodegradable polymers such as, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides, polyureas and degradable epoxy amine resin. The linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers of the present invention include...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyol composition for production of polyurethane resins, and polyurethane resin producing process...

The present invention is a polyol composition (A) for the production of polyurethane resins which comprises a compound (a1) having a vinyl-polymerizable functional group represented by general formula (I) and a strength improver (a2) represented by general formula (II). In general formula (I), R is hydrogen, C.sub.1-15 alkyl, or C.sub.6-21 aryl. In...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
High molecular weight castor oil-based polyols and uses thereof

Castor oil-based polyol polymer compositions and their use in processes for preparing polyurethane compounds with modified properties (e.g. tensile strength, hydrolytic stability, and the like) are described.

Company name: Vertellus Specialties Inc
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Carboxyl group-containing polyimide, thermosetting resin composition and flexible metal-clad...

The present invention aims to provide a carboxyl group-containing polyimide, and prepolymer thereof which give a cured product highly satisfying thermosetting property, PCT resistance, solvent resistance and peel strength at the same time. The present invention relates to a terminal acid anhydride group-containing imide prepolymer which is...

Company name: Toyobo
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet ink set

An inkjet ink set includes a black ink, a yellow ink, a cyan ink, and a magenta ink. The magenta ink includes an ink vehicle including a polyurethane binder, and a dispersed magenta pigment in the ink vehicle. The magenta pigment is chosen from Pigment Red 282.

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 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
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating based on polyurethane for display regions

Transparent coating, the process for producing the coating and its use for display regions of shaped polymer, glass or glass-ceramic bodies, where the transparent coating is a baking polyurethane system.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Radiation curable compositions

The present invention relates to an ethylenically unsaturated hydroxyl-terminated polyurethane (I) obtained by reacting (i) at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound (A) containing at least two reactive groups capable of reacting with isocyanate groups and at least one ethylenically unsaturated group; with (ii) at least one saturated alcohol...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
FOAMS
Polyether polyurethanes exhibiting enhanced slip resistance under wet conditions

A polyurethane foam is prepared by combining a polyether triol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 5000 to 7000 g/mol; a polyether diol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 3000 to less than 5000 g/mol; a chain extender mixture including 1,4-butanediol and at least one of monoethylene...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesives for bonding polyurethane and aluminum

The present invention provides an adhesive comprising graphene oxide including at an epoxy group, a hydroxyl group or a carboxylic acid group; and an alkoxysilane compound including an amine group, an epoxy group, a carboxylic acid group, a hydroxyl group, or a thiol group. More specifically the adhesive may be used for bonding a polyurethane...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
Weather-resistant adhesive composition

The present invention is to provide a weather-resistant adhesive which achieves adhesive property, moist heat resistance and weather resistance in a practical level by means of aging at low temperature and for short time. There is provided a weather-resistant adhesive composition, characterized in containing (A) a polyester polyol having an acid...

Company name: Toyobo
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Multi-lumen lay-flat tubing, catheter articles comprising same, and method of manufacture thereof

A multi-lumen lay-flat tube formed of polymeric film material, e.g., polyurethane elastomer film, comprising a main tube and at least one interior tubular passage, wherein each of the at least one interior tubular passage is constituted by reentrant portions of polymeric film material forming the main tube. The multi-lumen lay-flat tube can be...

Company name: Polyzen
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
Polymer, and composition and film including the same

A polymer including a structural unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, and a composition and a film including the same are provided. ##STR00001## In the above formula at least one of R.sub.a and R.sub.b is either Chemical Formula 3 or Chemical Formula 4, as shown below. ##STR00002## The polymer also includes units selected from...

Company name: Samsung Electronics
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions

The present invention relates to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions that are prepared by compounding certain TPU's and with a polyphosphonate homopolymer or copolymer, and more specifically TPU compositions that pass ASTM E84 Class 1 and UL94 V0 ratings. The invention also relates to compositions that further include an...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
Reinforced pultruded polyurethane and production thereof

The invention relates to reinforced pultruded polyurethane and to a method for the production thereof by pultrusion.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Hybrid polyurethane planters and method of forming thereof

A planter having a body with a base and a depending sidewall is disclosed. The body has at least three layers, an outer layer, a central layer, and an inner layer. The outer layer is a polyurethane foam. The central layer is fiberglass. The inner layer is polyester resin. A method of making the planter is further disclosed.

Company name: Ames True Temper
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> FIBERS
Method of manufacturing nano-fiber non-woven fabrics

A method of manufacturing nano-fiber non-woven fabrics is provided. The method comprises preparing a polyurethane solution by dissolving polyurethane in an organic solvent, producing an electrospinning solution by adding far infrared ray emitting particles, antibacterial inorganic particles, and deodorization inorganic particles to the polyurethane...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Portable golf shaft display assembly

A display assembly, that is easily transported to a presentation site and can quickly and easily be converted from carrying mode to a free standing exhibit display of a plurality of golf club shafts. The display assembly comprises a canvas backdrop serving also as a carrying case. The backdrop having defined on an inner side a plurality of...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> VIBRATORY SCREEN
Polyurethane vibratory screen

A molded polyurethane vibratory screen including a body having opposite side edge portions, upper and lower edge portions, an upper surface and a lower surface, first members extending between the side edge portions and the second members extending between the lower edge portion and the upper edge portion, third members substantially parallel and...

Company name: Derrick
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DRUG-ELUTING SYST.
Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane based polymers and their manufacture

This invention is related to the use of polyurethane based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an extended period of time and methods of manufactures thereof. The device is very biocompatible and biostable, and is useful as an implant in patients (humans and animals) for the delivery of...

Company name: Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions
Published On: Thursday November 21st, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Temperature and ph-sensitive block copolymer having excellent gel strength

An amphiphilic pentablock copolymer that is temperature- and pH-sensitive and has superior and sustained gel strength, includes (a) a hydrophilic triblock copolymer that is temperature-sensitive and that is a copolymer of a poly(ethylene glycol)-based compound and a biodegradable polymer that is one or more polymer selected from the group...

Company name: Sungkyunkwan University
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
Curing compositions having low-free amounts of methylenedianiline

A curing composition of a coordination complex comprising methylenedianiline (MDA) and a salt, and less than 1000 of free MDA. The curing composition may be used in curing polyurethanes and epoxy resins.

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Preparation, characterization of UV-Curable Waterborne Polyurethane-Acrylate and the application in...

Hydroxyethyl methyl acrylate (HEMA) capped waterborne polyurethane-acrylate (WPUA) oligomer was firstly prepared from isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), polyether polyol (NJ-220), dimethylolbutanoic acid (DMBA), HEMA via in-situ and anionic self-emulsifying method. Ultraviolet (UV) curable WPUA coating was obtained from HEMA-capped oligomer, butyl...

Company name: Jiangsu University
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Synthesis, characterization and controlled drug release from temperature-responsive...

A series of linear amphiphilic poly(ether-urethane)s with alternative hydrophilic/hydrophobic segments based on PEG-diisocyanates and aliphatic diols is developed. The molecular structures of the copolymers were confirmed with nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier transform infrared spectra and gel permeation chromatography. Nanoparticles prepared by...

Company name: Nankai University
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
HUVEC biocompatibility and platelet activation of segmented polyurethanes prepared with either...

Novel biodegradable segmented polyurethanes (SPUs) were synthesized with polycaprolactone diol, 4,4′-methylen bis (cyclohexyl isocyanate) (HMDI), and either L-glutathione or its constituent amino acids (L-glutamic acid, L-cysteine and glycine) as chain extenders. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis revealed the feasibility of...

Company name: Centro de Investigacion Científica de Yucatan
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Lignin liquefaction under microwave heating

Organosolv lignin from olive tree pruning was subjected to liquefaction under microwave heating and modifying the experimental conditions (time, temperature, and concentration of catalyst) according to an experimental design. The organosolv lignin and obtained polyols were characterized using attenuated-total reflection infrared spectroscopy...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
Grafting acrylate functionalities at the surface of carbon fibers to improve adhesion strength in...

Acrylate functionalities were grafted at the surface of carbon fibers in order to improve the adhesion strength with an acrylate matrix cured by electron beam. An isocyanate bearing aliphatic urethane acrylate was used as a coupling agent. As revealed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the isocyanate groups reacted with carboxylic acids and...

Company name: Université de Haute Alsace
Published On: Monday November 25th, 2013

 
 

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