Issue-390 - December 16, 2013   Recommend
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Air Products to Hike Product Prices

Leading industrial gas provider Air Products & Chemicals Inc. declared that it will globally raise prices of fluorinated gases and other process materials supplied by its Electronics business. The price hike will be effective Jan 1, 2014, or as per the contracts.The price increase is attributable to higher costs of raw materials such as anhydrous...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

BASF increases prices for Neopentylglycol and Trimethylolpropane in Europe

BASF is increasing the prices of the polyalcohols neopentylglycol (NPG) and trimethylolpropane (TMP), with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit by 85 €/mt in Europe.Trimethylolpropane(TMP) is a high-quality intermediate that is used primarily for the production of alkyd resins, which are used in paints and coatings. It also serves to...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Shell Announces Polyol Increase

Effective January 1, 2014, or as contracts will allow, Shell Chemical LP will increase prices as follows: CARADOL® Polyol prices will increase US $0.09/lb.

Company name: Shell Chemical Ltd
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

New Monol Oligomer Technology Expands Applications for Cray Valley's Krasol Additives

Cray Valley has introduced Krasol® LBH 5000M, the newest addition to its portfolio of liquid polybutadiene additives. The mono-hydroxyl functional oligomer (monol) is a versatile additive that supports new applications for reactive polybutadienes. The monol can also be hydrogenated to produce a clear liquid (Krasol HLBH 5000M). As a long-chain...

Company name: Cray Valley
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Dow Announces TDI Increase

Effective January 1, 2014, or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows, The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") will increase its price for VORANATE™ TDI by US$0.10/pound in the United States.

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Webinar Tackles Polyaspartic Protection

Polyaspartic coatings, a relatively new class of coatings, and their successful use in protective and marine applications will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL."Polyaspartic Coatings for High-Profile Protective and Marine Applications for Steel and Concrete," to be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET Dec. 18 (7:30 to 8:30 p.m....

Company name: The Paint Research Association
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Jersey Shore Deli’s Renovation Includes Commercial Kitchen Floor Installation of Durable Urethane...

Lasalos Market in Normandy Beach, N.J., recently underwent a complete renovation. The deli had to remove a corroded vinyl composition tile floor with mastic glue attached to the concrete slab and replace the commercial kitchen floor with a seamless floor coating system.Due to the rigorous production schedules at the deli, it could not risk shutdown...

Company name: Garon Products, Inc.
Published On: Sunday December 15th, 2013

DC315 Passes Thermal Barrier Testing Over Spray Foam Polymers/ThermoSeal USA's Open and Closed-Cell...

International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) and Spray Foam Polymers/ThermoSeal USA announced today that DC315 spray-applied coating passed a certified NFPA 286 room corner test over ThermoSeal 500 and ThermoSeal 2000/2100 spray polyurethane foam at QAI Labs in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Spray Foam Polymers' General Manager Richard Ettinger stated, "I am...

Company name: International Fireproof Technology
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Asian Paints launches world-renowned Aquaris wood finishes in Sri Lanka

Aquaris, one of the world’s leading brands of eco-friendly wood finishes, has entered the Sri Lankan market with the backing of Asian Paints, the India-headquartered multinational coatings company.‘Aquaris’ water-based polyurethane (PU) wood coatings from the Italian manufacturer Renner Italia S.p.A. of Minerbio, Italy was presented to top...

Company name: Renner Italia
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

YH America Doubles Size of Kentucky Plant & Adds Jobs

The Sealant Division of YH America Inc. is adding 12,000 square feet to its facility in Versailles, KY. This expansion is part of a $5.3 million initiative to expand and update manufacturing. The facility makes urethane adhesives and primers for bonding vehicle windshields. The expansion is, in part, a response to customer needs, including...

Company name: YH America
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Teroson PU9225 UF ME polyurethane from Henkel is targeted at the vehicle repair market

Henkel has introduced Teroson PU9225 UF ME, a two-part polyurethane that is designed for ultrafast plastic bonding in the vehicle repair market.With a curing speed of 30-50sec, Teroson PU9225 UF ME is said to be an ideal toolbox product for fixing any component on the vehicle exterior made from any type of plastic - a headlamp lug is a typical...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Isocyanate emission removal equipment

Isocyanate emissions, both TDI and MDI must be controlled at all sources. Activated carbon adsorption has been proven to be an economical, efficient and clean method for the treatment of such emissions. Opus supplies equipment based on activated carbon for the removal of these emissions. The unit can be easily installed in the exhaust ductwork of a...

Company name: Opus Technical
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

CertainTeed Expands Webisode Series to Include Industry-first AirRenew Drywall and CertaSpray SPF

CertainTeed has expanded its webisode series to include segments that highlight industry-first AirRenew Gypsum Board and CertaSpray Foam Insulation. Viewers are taken through the process of selecting the right insulation and ensuring proper indoor air quality for a home.The videos feature the Pohl family of Pewamo, Michigan - the grand prize winner...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Lower Heating Bills

To keep heating costs from going through the roof, many people add insulation to the walls, attic or floor. Spraying polyurethane foam insulation, or “SPF,” can be a great way to do so.How It WorksSPF is applied as a liquid and quickly expands into a high-R-value foam insulation and air sealant. It’s very effective at keeping cold air out by...

Company name: North American Precis Syndicate
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

From waste to cash crop: $55-million project to turn forestry byproducts into biomaterials could...

The chunky square clamped into a test device at the National Research Council laboratory looks for all the world like a fat ice cream sandwich.Then the machine, electric motor whirring, begins pulling up on the sandwich's top layer. The thick square at first resists the effort to tug it apart - clearly, this is no dairy confection - but then, with...

Company name: National Research Council of Canada
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Automotive Plastics Market (Polypropylene, Polyurethane, HDPE, ABS) for Passenger Cars Worth $46,112...

According to the market research report "Automotive Plastics Market for Passenger Cars by Type (Polypropylene, Polyurethane, HDPE, ABS, Polycarbonate,& Composites), Application (Interior, Exterior & Under Bonnet) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018", the global automotive plastics revenue is expected to grow from $21,617 million in 2012 to...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Bye-bye blowouts: it's Bridgestone's airless tyre

This is it: the future, according to Bridgestone. A recyclable, airless tyre that needs no maintenance and won't ever puncture.That's largely because you need something filled with air for it to get a puncture. And the more observant of you will notice that this AirFree tyre isn't filled with air. Instead, there's a fretwork of recyclable...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF Launches First 3-Piece Urethane Golf Ball with Tungsten Core announces the launch of The Ball - a three-piece urethane-tungsten core golf ball that provides added distance off the tee with increased feel around the green. Combining the core of a distance ball with the makeup of a high performance ball, The Ball enables you to get maximum distance off the tee without losing the feel or spin....

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

The best material for impact protection

When two bodies (of any kind) collide-impact one another-the exact moment of collision is known as the point of impact. At this point, a shock is delivered by the force of the impact. This impact force will increase with speed and the size of the colliding bodies. The shock, generated by the impact force, is delivered as energy that is transferred...

Company name: Sorbothane
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

New Urethane Lined Knife Gate Valve Available from DeZURIK

A new Urethane Lined Knife Gate Valve, designed for on-off and throttling applications of abrasive slurry and dry abrasive materials, is now available from DeZURIK.Urethane Lined Knife Gate Valves (KUL) are 100% port area and are ideally suited for applications in mining, chemical and food industries. KUL valves feature a one-piece, cast-in-place...

Company name: DeZURIK
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Polyurethane Tubing Available in Three Styles

NewAge Industries offers three versions of polyurethane tubing: unreinforced, braid reinforced and a style designed for pneumatic applications. All three offer the traits polyurethane is known for, namely durability, natural flexibility, excellent weathering characteristics and good chemical resistance. Typical uses include air and liquid transfer,...

Company name: NewAge Industries
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

INOAC relocate its foam business to Sri Lanka

A top Japanese conglomerate is relocating its selected foam operations to Sri Lanka from China and thanks to the conglomerate's new operation, Sri Lanka is now saving millions in forex volumes that are otherwise sacrificed on import of soft foam used for apparel.More importantly, the Tier 1 global supplier also says it is ready to set up world...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Essentra Expands India Facilities

Essentra plc is expanding its activities in India, with the formal opening of a new purpose-built, standalone facility in Bangalore. With potential employment for up to 100 individuals, the 70,000 ft2 site has the capacity to accommodate manufacturing, warehousing, and the appropriate commercial infrastructure for all the Essentra's business...

Company name: Essentra
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC Announces an Equity Investment into Novomer Inc

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, has led an investment into Novomer Inc., an emerging sustainable chemistry company pioneering a family of high performance, environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediates. All existing Novomer investors also participated in the financing.Novomer Inc....

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

RAMPF Dosiertechnik, RAMPF Group, Inc., and RAMPF Ecosystems celebrate ten years as part of RAMPF

2003 was an important year in the company history of RAMPF. The establishment of the three subsidiaries RAMPF Dosiertechnik, RAMPF Group, Inc., and RAMPF Ecosystems significantly increased the potential for realizing synergies within the group - and this potential has been harnessed with great success.The facts speak for themselves. The number of...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Dow Adjusts Propylene Oxide Production in North America

Dow announced today that it will adjust its Propylene Oxide (PO) operating rate in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, due to current economic conditions. This measure will result in the Company running PO production at reduced throughput and concentrating the use and supply of PO on specific markets. These actions align with the corporate announcement...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Sika Corporation Industry and Automotive Business Unit Announces Personnel Appointment

Sika Industry and Automotive USA announces the appointment of new personnel in the Human Resources Department.Mr. David Brukoff joins the Human Resources Team as Regional Human Resources Manager for the Industry Target Market, NA Automotive business unit and R&D Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. Brukoff will have HR generalist responsibilities...

Company name: Sika Corporation
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Arsenal Capital Partners Names Shawn Abrams Operating Partner

Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, announced today that it has named Shawn Abrams as an Operating Partner in the firm's Specialty Industrials Group. Mr. Abrams brings 30 years of experience in the global chemicals and materials...

Company name: Arsenal Capital Partners
Published On: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Flame-retardant plastics piping system

Process for the production of a flame-retardant plastics piping system which comprises piping components, in particular piping and connecting elements, such as fittings, valves, screw-threaded elements, containers, pumps, and to which, on the exterior surface of the plastics piping system, an intumescent water- or solvent-based coating comprising a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Aqueous urethane resin composition and film, and optical film obtained by using the same

A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide an aqueous urethane resin composition capable of forming a film, a coating film, or the like which has high refractive performance at a level usable for, for example, optical application and which satisfy excellent adhesion to various substrates and excellent blocking resistance. The...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Ink, ink cartridge and ink jet recording process

The invention provides an ink for use in an ink jet recording process in which an ink is ejected from a recording head by the action of thermal energy, comprising a pigment, a water-soluble polyurethane polymer, a compound represented by a general formula (1) having a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000 or more and 8,500 or less, and a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

In situ bulking composition

The present invention relates to a hydrated, biocompatible tissue-augmentation compound and methodology for its implantation into mammalian tissue. The tissue-augmentation compound is comprised of: living tissue, optionally body derived fluids, and at least one NCO-terminated hydrophilic urethane prepolymer derived from an organic polyisocyanate,...

Company name: Promethean Surgical Devices
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Fire-resistant polyurethane foam and fabrication method thereof

A fire-resistant polyurethane foam is provided. A hydroxyl-containing inorganic fire retardant is premixed with a polyisocyanate and a polyol, respectively, to form two premixtures. Then, the two premixtures are mixed for reaction to form a fire-resistant polyurethane foam. Preferably, a combination of different particle sizes of the fire retardant...

Company name: Industrial Technology Research Institute
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Low density polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the invention provide for low density flexible polyurethane foams are reaction products of reaction systems including at least one polyol and at least one isocyanate including at least 50% by weight of an MDI based isocyanate. The flexible polyurethane foam has a density of less than about 33 kg/m.sup.3 as determined according to...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Flexible polyurethane foam and method of producing same

A flexible polyurethane foam comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component in the presence of a blowing agent. The isocyanate component comprises a polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate component and a monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate component. The monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Multi-layer coating films

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a multi-layer coating film on an electrically conductive substrate, comprising the steps of electrodepositing on an electrically conductive substrate, a first coating composition to form an uncured electrodeposition coating film, applying an aqueous primer-surfacer coating composition to...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Poly(ureaurethane)s, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides poly(ureaurethane)s including a reaction product of components comprising: (a) at least one polyisocyanate selected from the group consisting of polyisocyanate trimers and branched polyisocyanates, the polyisocyanate having at least three isocyanate functional groups; (b) about 0.1 to about 0.9 equivalents of at least...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Polylactic acid-based decorative body

A polylactic acid-based decorative body including a polylactic acid resin-containing substrate, a polylactic acid resin-containing adhesion layer provided on the substrate, and at least one functional layer that is formed on the adhesion layer by applying an acrylic urethane coating composition, wherein in the acrylic urethane coating composition,...

Company name: Origin Electric Company
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Non-isocyanate spray foam

One- and two-part spray non-isocyanate foams that include an amide-based oligomer containing pendant carboxylic acid and a polyfunctional aziridine crosslinking agent is provided. The amide oligomer typically contains urea links, urethane links or both groups. Additionally, the foams may include one or more plasticizer, a non-functionalized resin,...

Company name: Owens Corning
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Carbodiimide compound, carbodiimide composition and aqueous coating composition

A water-soluble or water-dispersible carbodiimide compound is hydrophilicized by incorporating methyl glycolate or methyl lactate, which serves a moiety similar to the moiety which aqueous urethane resin, aqueous acrylic resin, or the like possesses, into an end of a starting carbodiimide compound. The invention provides a carbodiimide compound and...

Company name: Nisshinbo Industries
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

High temperature hydrocarbon resistant polyurethane articles

Embodiments of the invention generally relate to polyurethanes having resistance to hydrocarbons and articles made therefrom. In one embodiment, a hydrocarbon resistant polycarbonate elastomer containing article is provided. The hydrocarbon resistant polycarbonate elastomer is prepared from a reaction mixture comprising (a) one or more difunctional...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Melt processible polyureas and polyurea-urethanes, method for the production thereof and products...

A polyurea or polyurea-urethane elastomer comprises a soft polymer segment and a hard polymer segment, wherein the hard polymer segment includes polyurea groups in combination with H-bond accepting chain extenders (HACEs) to reduce the flow temperature (T.sub.flow) while maintaining the excellent mechanical properties such that the resulting...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Polyurethane elastomer of high quality

The present invention relates to cast polyurethane elastomers of high resilience, clarity, and attractive abrasion resistance derived from polyurethane systems comprising a customized selection of polycaprolactone polyol incorporated into the isocyanate and/or isocyanate-reactive composition.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Non halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane

A non-halogen flame retardant thermo-plastic polyurethane composition containing: a) an organic non-halogenated flame retardant package which contains non-reacted components, i) an organic phosphate compound which is melamine free, ii) a mixture of an organic phosphate in combination with an organic phosphoric acid; and iii) a zinc oxide, b) a...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Lightweight transparent armor window

The invention relates to a lightweight transparent armor laminate comprising layers of borosilicate glass, layers of transparent glass-ceramics and a polymer spall layer of polycarbonate and/or polymethyl methacrylate. The layers are bound by polyurethane and/or polyvinylbutyral interlayer films.

Company name: Schott
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Method for retreading a heavy duty tire with a polyurethane tread

A process and method for retreading a heavy duty tire with a polyurethane tread where, after a tire carcass is inspected, cleaned and the worn tire tread is removed, the tire carcass receives a tube fitted therein and is installed in a mold cavity, between top and bottom mold rings. The mold rings each include spaced segments that inter-digitate...

Company name: Amerityre Corporation
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Flexible, molded or extruded articles and semiconductive compounds for their manufacture

A molded or extruded article, e.g., an electrical part or shielded cable, comprises at least one insulation layer and at least one semiconductive layer, the semiconductive layer thick and comprising in weight percent: A. 1 to 30 wt % of conductive filler; B. 10 to 90 wt % of a non-olefin elastomer; C. 10 to 90 wt % of an olefin elastomer; and D....

Company name: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Wire set having a sheath bonded to a polyvinylchloride overmolding using polyurethane

An electrical apparatus according to the present disclosure comprises a molded device having a molded portion and being formed via an overmolding process. The electrical apparatus includes a wire set at least partially overmolded within the device, the wire set having an outer sheath surrounding a plurality of wires. The molded portion surrounds a...

Company name: Grote Industries
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Leather-like sheet material, process for production thereof, and interior, clothing and industrial...

The invention provides a leather-like sheet material which is excellent in surface appearance, texture and physical properties and considerate of the environment; a process for the production thereof; and interior, clothing, and industrial materials made by using the same. A leather-like sheet material made from a nonwoven fabric which is...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Wall structure of large-sized refrigerated storage and construction method thereof

A wall structure of a large-sized refrigerated storage and a construction method thereof are provided. The wall structure comprises an interior wall board (1), an exterior wall board (2) and a skeleton positioned between the interior wall board (1) and the exterior wall board (2). A polyurethane foam plastic (7) is filled between the interior wall...

Company name: Guangzhou Baier Cold-Chain Polyurethane Technology
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Golf ball having a themosetting intermediate and outer cover and a themoplastic inner cover

A golf ball is formed including a core and a cover. The cover includes a thermoplastic inner cover layer and having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D, an outer cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D, and a non-ionomeric thermosetting polyurethane or polyurea intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Disposable nose pack for nosebleeds

A cylindrical absorbent cotton nasal pack has a rounded tip for a patient's self application in controlling epistaxis. The pack comprises compressed absorbent cotton or cellulosic fiber in the shape of a bullet or capsule to prevent sticking to nasal wall and absorption of blood. One end has a rounded tip and the other end has a flat bottom section...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Modified surgical scalpel with polyurethane mated sheath for ultrasound assisted carpal tunnel...

Devices, apparatus, and methods of using a modified scalpel tool that is removable from a polyurethane mated sheath for use in carpal tunnel surgeries and the like. The modified scalpel tool has an elongated stem with a flat blade at the distal end and an elongated handle at the proximal end. The sheath has a cavity for allowing the elongated blade...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Polishing pad

A polishing pad is provided with a compression elastic modulus of 0.17 MPa or more and 0.32 MPa or less produced by preparing a nonwoven fabric formed of bundles of ultrafine fibers with an average monofilament diameter of 3.0 .mu.m or more and 8.0 .mu.m or less, preparing a polishing pad base by impregnating the nonwoven fabric with a polyurethane...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Polishing pad and a method for manufacturing the same

A polishing pad of excellent durability and adhesion between the polishing layer and the base material layer includes a polishing layer arranged on a base material layer, wherein the polishing layer includes a thermosetting polyurethane foam having roughly spherical interconnected cells having an average cell diameter of 20 to 300 .mu.m. The...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Anchored polysiloxane-modified polyurethane coatings and uses thereof

A polymeric material, prepared by reacting a mixture comprising a polyorganosiloxane having one or more isocyanate-reactive functional groups, polyisocyanate, and polyol, is provided. The isocyanate-reactive functional groups, typically one or two, are attached to only a single end of the polyorganosiloxane chains. The polymeric material may be...

Company name: NDSU Research Foundation
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Michael acceptor having multiple hydroxyl groups, and michael addition product derived therefrom

Provided is a Michael addition product prepared from a multifunctional acryl monomer having multiple hydroxyl groups allowing introduction of acryl functional groups, as a Michael acceptor, and a Michael donor. The Michael addition product is a novel multifunctional compound having an oligomer and a photoinitiator moiety in the molecule. Since it...

Company name:
Published On: Friday December 13th, 2013

Novel poly(alkyd-urethane)s from vegetable oils: Synthesis and properties

Triglycerides of palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil, soy (Glycine max) oil and sunflower (Helianthus annuus) oil were converted to monoglycerides by glycerolysis process. The monoglycerides derived from the different oils were reacted with phthalic anhydride at 2:1 monoglyceride-to-phthalic anhydride ratio to obtain novel polyols called alkyd diols. The...

Company name: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Published On: Monday December 16th, 2013

Preparation, characterisation and properties of waterborne fluorinated polyurethane acrylate/SiO2...

Waterborne fluorinated polyurethan acrylate dispersion was prepared from the polyether polyol, isophorone diisocyanate, dimethylpropionic acid, hexafluorobutyl acrylate and trimethylolpropane triacrylate as monomers. Then, the prepolymer containing alkoxysilane Si(OR)3 was synthesised from dispersion and coupling agent methacryloxypropyl trimethoxy...

Company name: Jiangsu University
Published On: Monday December 16th, 2013

Physical and compressional characteristics of a novel 3D fibrous structure - application in...

The question of the recycling of the polyurethane (PU) foam, especially in the automotive industry represents one of the main technology thrust and challenge of the car manufacturers and the Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) since 2000. Indeed, it is nowadays necessary for car industry to promote ecological methods of development in regard to...

Company name: Universit� de Haute Alsace
Published On: Monday December 16th, 2013

Preparation and characterization of the bacterial cellulose/polyurethane nanocomposites

New nanocomposites based on bacterial cellulose nanofibers (BCN) and polyurethane (PU) prepolymer were prepared and characterized by SEM, FT-IR, XRD, and TG/DTG analyses. An improvement of the interface reaction between the BCN and the PU prepolymer was obtained by a solvent exchange process. FT-IR results showed the main urethane band at 2,270...

Company name: São Paulo State University-UNESP
Published On: Monday December 16th, 2013

Study on the bagging behavior of knitted fabrics by shape memory polyurethane fiber

The shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) fabrics were knitted with different SMPU fiber contents for the investigation of its bagging behaviour in this paper. The bagging deformation and recovery of these SMPU-knitted fabrics were determined at different temperatures to evaluate its temperature sensitivity. Our experimental results show that the...

Company name: Shanghai University of Engineering Science
Published On: Monday December 16th, 2013


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