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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
ISL presented new products at the world’s largest plastics trade fair

Over eight days, 3,200 exhibitors from the raw materials, plastics processing and mechanical engineering industries presented their products to the trade visitors from around the world. ISL, manufacturer of colour pastes and coatings for the plastics industry, exhibited its innovations in the field of in-mould coating of polyurethane moulded parts...

Company name: ISL-Chemie
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame Retardants Out of California Furniture

Flammability standards for upholstered furniture in California, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown last week, will curb toxic chemicals found in furniture from high chairs to sofas, Brown says.Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, manufacturers may begin manufacturing to the new standards, eliminating almost all flame-retardant chemicals from their products including...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday November 26th, 2013

 
American Documentary spreads Misinformation on Flame Retardants

The American television network HBO aired the documentary “Toxic Hot Seat in the United States on November 25, 2013. This docudrama recycles misinformation that has been seen in news coverage over the last few years. In response to the film, the European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA) would like to share the following information:Fire safety...

Company name: The European Flame Retardants Association
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> GREEN BASED
BASF produces first commercial volumes of butanediol from renewable raw material

BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica, based in California. The fermentation process uses dextrose as a renewable feedstock. The...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Asia Pacific

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase its selling prices for the following products in Asia-Pacific:1,4 Butanediol (BDO) +100 US$/mtTetrahydrofuran (THF) +150 US$/mtPolytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) +150 US$/mtThe price adjustments are necessitated by the increase of raw material cost and production...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Dow Announces Polyol Increase

Effective January 1, 2014, or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows, The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") will increase its price for all gradesof VORANOL™, VORALUX™, and SPECFLEX™ Polyols by US $0.07/pound for all market segments in the United States.

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Dow Announces MDI Increase

Effective January 1, 2014, or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows, The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") will increase its price for all PAPI™, ISONATE™, and ISOBIND™ MDI(Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate) products by US $0.03/pound for all market segments and end-use applications in the United States.

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Safe Spray Foam and Intelligent Insulation Workshop To Be Held In Massachusetts

Representatives of the State of Massachusetts have put together a free half-day workshop event to provide information about spray polyurethane foam installation safety and training, as well as to highlight other building insulation options.The event, which was organized by the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) of the Executive...

Company name: the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology
Published On: Tuesday November 26th, 2013

 
Get Certified with SPFA-PCP!

Need to get certified in SPF Roofing or Insulation?Time is running OUT to sign up for the SPFA-PCP Training Class.WHEN: December 10-12, 2013WHERE: Diamond Liners Inc.9507 Santa Fe Springs Rd.Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013

Company name: Diamond Liners
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
New details made of polyurethane - Ball valve seat and profile for public transport

Last week, by the request of our Ukrainian customers, OSV Technologiya specialists produced the new samples of floor profile for machinery in public transport from two component polyurethane Modelast 24. Also there were produced new samples of ball valve seat from the material Erapol CMD 95A.All works are realized by means of compact mixing and...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Huntsman Launches New Website for Polyurethanes Insulation

Huntsman Corporation announced the launch of a redesigned website to better serve customers and stakeholders of its global polyurethanes insulation business.The new website breaks out the pages by products (board stock, spray polyurethane foam, insulated metal panels, structural insulated panels, appliances and commercial refrigeration, pipe...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Polyurethanes Help Drivers Enjoy the Ride

As the dealer hands over the keys, you slide into the driver's seat of your new car, lean your head back, flip down the sun visor and place your hands on the steering wheel. You may not realize it, but nearly everything you've just touched is made of a special type of plastic called polyurethane.Polyurethanes have been increasing automobile comfort...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Tuesday November 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Turkish bus manufacturer Otokar uses Basotect® as sound absorber

The leading Turkish bus manufacturer Otokar utilizes Basotect® as sound absorber in the engine compartment for its bus models. To design and produce the various acoustic parts, the company partners with Teknofoam, the Turkish converting facility of Recticel, based in Istanbul.Teknofoam selected Basotect G, a lightweight melamine resin foam from...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday November 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SKI BOOTS
Redster WC ski boot made with carbon based thermoplastic composite

The backspin of the Redster WC Ski Boot, is made with a blend containing Xecarb 6 C30, a carbon based thermoplastic matrix composite created by Xenia in their plant in Mussolente.Xenia engineers high performance polymeric materials for a range of diverse industrial applications. Atomic invited Xenia to collaborate in the production of their new...

Company name: Xenia
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Fraunhofer Project names advisory board

Western announced last week the new Advisory Board for the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research @ Western. Charter members of the advisory board include game-changing leaders from the fields of chemical and materials engineering, as well as visionary thinkers from the automotive and machinery sectors.The inaugural FPC @ Western...

Company name: he Fraunhofer Project Centre
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
New EP/EM Secretary General has signed contract

After an intensive search for the successor of Axel Kamprath - current Secretary General of Europur and Euro-Moulders, Mr. Michel Baumgartner has been nominated as new SG of both associations. Michel has been working for a Brussels based association management company since 2005, serving and managing trade associations for a number of industries....

Company name: Europur
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Sumitomo Chemical to Acquire Entire Stake in Nihon Oxirane and to Cease Operation of Nihon Oxirane...

Sumitomo Chemical announced today that it has reached an agreement with Lyondell Centennial Corp. (LyondellBasell) on the transfer to Sumitomo Chemical of LyondellBasell’s entire equity holding in Nihon Oxirane Co. (NOC), a joint venture between the two companies currently owned 40% by LyondellBasell and 60% by Sumitomo Chemical. Upon the...

Company name: Sumitomo Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
South Korea KPX Chemical Plans to Operate One TDI Line on Market Concern

South Korea KPX Chemical said it plans to open on TDI plant in 2014 as they think market will remain poor in next year and global supply is exceeding demand, according to a company source.“We have to open one line as global demand is low and the market is digesting slowly,” said the source, “costs are high for us like rising toluene and DNT.”Global...

Company name: KPX Chemical
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
IPL to open new plant in Völkermarkt, Austria

IPL S.p.A. will open a new Manufacturing Plant in Völkermarkt, in the Austrian Region of Carinthia, on a covered area of 4300 mq. The new plant will have an initial production capacity of 389 tones/year and a total capacity of 1015 tones/year at the end of June 2015, when the initial phase of development will be completed.The factory will be...

Company name: Industrie Plastiche Lombarde
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
Archway Sales opens two new warehouses

Archway Sales recently announced the opening of two new warehouses. The warehouses are located in Los Angeles, CA, and St. Paul, MN, USA. Archway Sales says the new warehouses allow the company to meet the service needs of its customers. These needs include next day delivery and the ability to store and transport temperature sensitive...

Company name: Archway Sales
Published On: Tuesday November 26th, 2013

 
Europe Polyurethane Demand Continues Its Decline in 2013

European polyurethane (PU) demand has fallen by 5-20% year on year in 2013 depending on application and is 20-40% lower than before the 2008 downturn and ensuing recession, polyurethane industry sources say.The numbers appear stark but there have been some mitigating factors, depending on segment, region and application type, which have helped...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday November 26th, 2013

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
ECHA publishes conclusion documents on substance evaluation for TDI

Substance evaluation started in 2012 and Member States evaluated 36 substances. The first four cases from this batch are now concluded. In these cases the designated evaluating Member State decided not to ask any further information on these substances and hence no draft decision was prepared. The evaluating Member State has instead finalised its...

Company name: the European Chemicals Agency
Published On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Autonomous fire-fighting agent

An autonomous fire-fighting agent (10) formed from a material with fire-extinguishing properties. The material includes: microcapsules with a fire-extinguishing composition, the microcapsules having sizes of from 2 to 100 .mu.m and being in the form of a halocarbon enclosed in a polymeric shell consisting of polyurea and/or polyurethane; and a...

Company name: Pirochimica
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Process for preparing cyclic diamines

The present invention relates to a process for preparing a cyclic diamine, comprising the reaction of at least one cyclic alkene with a gas mixture (G) comprising dinitrogen the subsequent conversion of monoxide to give at least one cyclic ketone and then converting the at least one cyclic ketone to a cyclic diamine. The invention also relates to...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Copolyester polyols, prepolymers, and polyurethane elastomers formed therefrom and processes for...

Polyurethane elastomers formed from prepolymers derived from copolyester polyols. The copolyester polyols have segments derived from one or more polyesters and caprolactone or polycaprolactone. The polyurethane elastomers have good hardness stability at temperatures ranging from 0.degree. C. to 30.degree. C. and preferably have good hydrolytic...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Method for producing polyester polyols having low amounts of dioxane waste

Polyester polyols are produced from at least one carboxylic acid hydride and diethylene glycol by a process in which the formation of 1,4-dioxane is suppressed. These polyester polyols are useful for producing polyurethane (PUR) and polyisocyanurate (PIR) foams and metal composite elements containing these PUR or PIR foams.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Stabilized isocyanate group-containing ethylenically unsaturated compound

An object of the present invention is to improve the stability of an ethylenically unsaturated compound having an isocyanate group in the molecule by preventing a polymerization of the ethylenically unsaturated compound. The present invention relates to a stabilizing composition for an isocyanate group-containing ethylenically unsaturated compound,...

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin composition comprising a cyclic carbodiimide

A resin composition which comprises a polyester and is free from a smell produced from a free isocyanate compound. The resin composition comprises a polyester (component A) whose end is modified and a compound including a cyclic structure having one carbodiimide group whose first nitrogen and second nitrogen are bonded together by a bond group...

Company name: Teijin
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Aqueous ink jet ink comprising a crosslinking pigment dispersion based on diblock polymeric...

The present disclosure provides an aqueous ink jet ink comprising an ink vehicle and an aqueous dispersion, wherein the aqueous dispersion comprises a solid particle and a polymeric dispersant that has been crosslinked, wherein the polymeric dispersant is a block copolymer comprising an A block and a B block, wherein the A block is a segment having...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Ink composition for inkjet printing

A non-aqueous ink composition for inkjet printing is provided, which comprises 0.01 to 10 wt % of at least one ionic substance (A) selected from the group consisting of quarterly ammonium salts, quarterly phosphonium salts, a combination of a fatty acid and/or an alkyl phosphate with an amine compound, and synergists, 0.1 to 20 wt % of an...

Company name: Riso Kagaku
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Method of printing using ink jet inks comprising a crosslinking pigment dispersion based on diblock...

The present disclosure provides method of ink jet printing onto a substrate comprising, in any workable order, the steps of: (a) providing an ink jet printer that is responsive to digital data signals; (b) loading the printer with a substrate to be printed; (c) loading the printer with an aqueous ink jet ink comprising an ink vehicle and an aqueous...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DIELECTRIC
Resin composition for flexible printed circuit board

A resin composition for a flexible printed circuit board that can attain high adhesiveness and solder reflow resistance even if a base film having low dielectric properties is used, and that attains excellent electrical properties. The resin comprises a fluororesin and an isocyanate compound, wherein the fluororesin has a content of 1 to 50% by...

Company name: Arisawa
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Aqueous cationic polyurethane dispersions

An aqueous cationic polyurethane dispersion for waterborne digital print and other applications comprising an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane having properly positioned tertiary amino groups, e.g., tethered tertiary amino group separated from backbone by at least two intervening atoms or terminal tertiary amino groups with multiple tertiary...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion and use thereof

An aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion is a dispersion of a polyurethane resin in an aqueous medium, the polyurethane resin being obtained by reacting (A) a polyurethane prepolymer obtained by reacting (a) a polyisocyanate compound, (b) a polyol compound including a polycarbonate polyol with a number average molecular weight of 400 to 3000, (c)...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
El elements containing a pigment layer comprising crosslinking systems with blocked isocyanate...

The present invention relates to formulations for the production of an electroluminescent element, comprising a substrate, an at least partly transparent front electrode, at least one pigment layer, optionally a dielectric layer, a back electrode and busbars for contacting the electrodes, optionally a covering layer or a laminate, and a process for...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Curable resin composition, transparent laminate using the same, and process for producing the...

To provide a transparent laminate having a pair of transparent substrates integrated via an adhesive layer, in which the adhesive layer has good tear resistance and good adhesion to the transparent substrates and has excellent transparency. In a first atmosphere, a sealed space having a curable resin composition 14 accommodated between a pair of...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS>> GELS
Gelatinous triblock copolymer elastomer particles in polyurethane flexible foams

Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or a diblock copolymer resin at least partially cured into gel particles into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form...

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic compositon comprising a (thio)urethane/(thio)urea copolymer capable of forming at least 3...

The present application relates to cosmetic compositions comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, a copolymer having a (thio)urethane/(thio)urea polymer skeleton, resulting from the reaction: of a first monomer having at least two polymerizable groups, which may be identical or different, chosen from --N.dbd.C.dbd.O and --N.dbd.C.dbd.S,...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Urethane (meth) acrylate resin composition and coating material using the same

The present invention aims to provide a urethane (meth)acrylate composition that forms a coating film with excellent surface-drying property at ordinary temperature through four seasons, slidability, and pinhole resistance (formation of a coating film that is free from pinholes), and a coating material using the urethane (meth)acrylate composition....

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Outdoor urethane adhesive

Disclosed is an outdoor urethane adhesive comprising (A) a urethane resin obtainable by reacting an isocyanate compound (a1) with a polyol having an ester bond (a2), and (B) a hydroxyphenyltriazine based compound, wherein the isocyanate compound (a1) comprises at least one selected from an aliphatic isocyanate and an alicyclic isocyanate. The...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Non halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane

Flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions are disclosed having a flame retardant package comprising an organo-phosphinate component, an organo-phosphate component, and a polyhydric alcohol. The flame retardant components may be present in an amount from about 5 to about 40 weight percent of the phosphinate compound; from about 5...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday November 28th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite plates

Fiber-reinforced polyurethane composite plates having a thickness of at least 12 mm contains at least 20% by weight of reinforcing fibers embedded in a polyurethane polymer matrix, which polyurethane polymer matrix has a calculated molecular weight between crosslinks of from 450 to 2500. The composite plates have excellent load-bearing properties...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Composite containing polymer, filler and metal plating catalyst, method of making same, and article...

Disclosed herein is a component comprising a substantially homogeneous composition of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of epoxies, acetals, polyesters, non-ionic rubbers, non-ionic polyurethanes, polyether sulfones, polyether ether ketones, polyether imides, polystyrenes, polyethylene terephthalates, polyamides, polyimides,...

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Cement compositions comprising particulate foamed elastomers and associated methods

Methods of subterranean cementing involving cement compositions comprising particulate foamed elastomers and associated methods are provided. In one embodiment, the cement composition comprises a hydraulic cement, a particulate foamed elastomer, and an aqueous fluid. In one embodiment, the particulate foamed elastomer may comprise polyurethane...

Company name: Halliburton Energy Services
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Foam patterns

A method of creating a foam pattern comprises mixing a polyol component and an isocyanate component to form a liquid mixture. The method further comprises placing a temporary core having a shape corresponding to a desired internal feature in a cavity of a mold and inserting the mixture into the cavity of the mold so that the mixture surrounds a...

Company name: IC Patterns
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Cleaning blade for electrophotographic apparatus, and method for producing the same

A cleaning blade for an electrophotographic apparatus including a thermosetting polyurethane elastomer blade member, in which in the blade member, a concentration of nitrogen is gradually increased from an inside of a contact region to contact the image bearing member toward the surface of the contact region; and a relationship between an amount of...

Company name: Canon Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Chemical mechanical polishing pad and chemical mechanical polishing method using same

A chemical mechanical polishing pad includes a polishing layer that is formed of a composition that includes a polyurethane, the polishing layer having a specific gravity of 1.1 to 1.3 and a thermal conductivity of 0.2 W/mK or more.

Company name: JSR Corporation
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for preparing polyurethanes

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of polyurethanes by reacting polyisocyanates a) with compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms reactive with isocyanate groups b), wherein a polyisocyanate a) used is at least one polyisocyanate ai) having an average functionality of greater than 2, a content of diisocyanates of not more...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
Method for preparing an organopolysiloxane compound and curing composition using the compound

A method for preparing an organopolysiloxane compound by mixing (A) an organopolysiloxane of the formula (1): ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group and may be the same or different, R is a divalent hydrocarbon group, and n is an integer of at least 2, with (B) an organic compound of the formula (2) or (3): ##STR00002##...

Company name: Shin-Etsu Chemical
Published On: Friday November 29th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Reactivity Rates and Physical Properties for Zinc Pyrithione Formulated Low-density Conventional...

Zinc pyrithione is well known for providing strong antimicrobial effects to polyurethane foams as well as many other materials. The antimicrobial performance of zinc pyrithione provides both hygienic surface effects (ex-US) and true preservative effects to treated articles such as bedding, pillows and other shock absorbing foams. The fact that zinc...

Company name: Lonza
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
New Tin Catalyst for Use in Flexible Foam Applications, 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Free Alternative to...

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. introduces Niax® catalyst D-25, a new tin catalyst manufactured to be free of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA). This new product is in response to the industry need for an alternative gel catalyst to Stannous Octoate, without 2-EHA. Niax catalyst D-25 may be considered for use in the production of flexible slabstock...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
New Polymer Polyol for Combustion Modified High Resiliency Foams

Dow recently developed a new polymer polyol with intrinsic flammability performance for high resilience and combustion modified high resilience flexible polyurethane foams. The polyol can be used to produce a wide range of foam densities with hardness up to 400 N in both standard and flame retardant grades for BS 5852 (Crib 5). Foams can be...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Low Volatile Organic Compound Aromatic Polyester Polyol for Flexible Slabstock Foams

Recent activity within the flexible foam industry has focused on reducing the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) introduced into the foam from the raw materials.The presence of VOCs is of particular concern in both CertiPUR-US® rated foams and flame laminated foams used in automotive applications. Aromatic polyester polyols are known to...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Advancements in PET-based Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Current raw material economics invite investigation of formulation technologies to reduce dependence on petroleum based components while maintaining or improving foam product physical properties. This paper discusses advancements in commercialized flexible polyurethane foam with significant PET resin content of up to 40% for some applications....

Company name: Soft Spuma
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
Testing Emanations of Flexible Polyurethane Foam for the Presence of Free TDI or MDI

This paper provides a preliminary report on emissions testing of high-density specimens of conventional, high resilience, super-soft and viscoelastic foams for the presence of TDI or MDI. Small chamber testing was conducted using the International Isocyanates Institute protocol for the collection and analysis of emanations of flexible polyurethane...

Company name: Hall Analytical
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> FLEXIBLE FOAM>> SLABSTOCK
New JFLEX Continuous Process Slabstock Machine for Lower Volume Production Needs

Traditional slabstock equipment used in the US today typically provides high-volume output of about 650 pounds per minute. This output rate may not be practical for smaller-volume pour runs. This paper presents the new Hennecke JFLEX pour technology, new continuous processing equipment capable of pouring conventional foam products are a rate of as...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Monday December 02nd, 2013

 
 

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