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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Chemtura announces Urethanes price increase

Chemtura Corporation has announced that it is raising the price of the products supplied by the Urethanes Business effective Jan. 15, 2014, or as contracts allow, as the result of continued escalation in the cost of key raw materials used in the manufacture of pre-polymers and specialty curatives. Chemtura will increase the prices of its...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Monument Announces Polyol Increase

Effective with shipments on January 15, 2014, Monument Chemical will increase its off-list prices of all Poly-G, Poly-Q, Poly-A, and Poly-L polyols by $0.08 per pound.

Company name: Monument Chemical
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
Dow Announces Additional Polyol Increase

Effective February 1, 2014, or as soon thereafter as the applicable contract allows, The Dow Chemical Company will increase its price for all grades of VORANOL™, VORALUX™, and SPECFLEX™ Polyols by USD $0.05/pound for all market segments in the United States. This increase is in addition to the previously announced price increase effective January...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Henkel Presents "Fusion Coating" at ZOW Fair

Henkel will be presenting its extended portfolio of products and solutions for the wood and furniture industry - including the recently developed "Fusion Coating" process - at ZOW 2014 in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, from February 10 to 13.High-gloss laminates are becoming a major trend, and not just in the furniture industry. The "Fusion Coating"...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
New functions and sustainability drive future coatings

The 2nd European Technical Coatings Congress entitled "New Functions and Sustainability - Drivers for Future Coatings" will take place from 3 to 5 September 2014 in Cologne, Germany.It is co-organised by the Division of Paint Chemistry of the GDCh (German Chemical Society - "Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.") and the VILF(Association of Coating...

Company name: German Chemical Society
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Silane-Modified Polymer Adhesives seal seams and joints.

Henkel Corporation has introduced two silane-modified polymer adhesives, Teroson MS 930™ and Teroson MS 939™, designed for elastic bonding, coating and seam and joint sealing on most metal, plastic and composite substrates. These flexible elastomeric adhesives provide high-strength bonds in rigorous applications where stress and vibration can...

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Master-PUR Performance - A Star is Born!

The Master-PUR Performance is the only spiral hose in the world, which combines these 3 features in one product. It has been especially designed for industrial applications where highly abrasive bulk goods are transported and a high level of flexibility is required.This makes the Master-PUR Performance from Masterflex an absolute world first, which...

Company name: Masterflex
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
U.S. Firm Signs Agreement for First Polyurethane Plant in Israel

American Latex Products Corporation of Hawthorne, California, has concluded arrangements with the Alliance Tire and Rubber Company, of Hadera, Israel, for a technical cooperation program leading to the construction of Israel's first polyurethane manufacturing plant. The agreement was announced today in New York by Shimon Y. Horn, North American...

Company name: American Latex Products
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
Dow Chemical Counts the Cost of Volatility in the Raw Materials Market During 2013

Dow Chemical reported a sales increase of 1% or 2% to $13.7 billion (EUR10 billion) during the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year. The figure was down on that for the second quarter of 2013, when the company reported sales of $14.6 billion. William Weideman, executive vice president, investors officer and CFO, said that...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
Rhino Linings Acquires San Diego-Based Expo Stucco

Rhino Linings Corporation, a leader in the protective coatings industry, has acquired the assets of Expo Industries Inc., a San Diego-based manufacturer of the popular Expo Stucco™ interior and exterior stucco products, sealers, bonders, patch products, and plaster mixes.This acquisition expands Rhino Linings line of building products, which...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Saturday December 28th, 2013

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Toward a green future - what's trending in biobased plastics

Once again, it's that time of year when everyone gets out their crystal balls for a look into the future, hazarding a conjecture or two on how next year will shape up in terms of trends and developments, novelties and innovations. And it's always a rewarding exercise when talking about a fast-growing sector like that of bioplastics.So, here it...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Trimerization catalysts from sterically hindered salts

The present invention provides trimerization catalyst compositions having a sterically hindered carboxylate salt and methods to produce a polyisocyanurate/-polyurethane foam using such trimerization catalyst compositions.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
High-concentration polymer polyol and method for its production

If it is attempted to produce a polymer polyol at a high concentration, there will be a problem such that during polymerization of a monomer to form fine polymer particles, particles are likely to aggregate one another to form aggregates, and storage stability of the polymer polyol tends to deteriorate. A method for producing a polymer polyol is...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
Polyetheramine macromonomers comprising two neighboring hydroxyl groups and their use for producing...

The object of the invention are compounds of the formula (2) wherein R.sup.1 is H, methyl or ethyl, R.sup.2 is C.sub.1- to C.sub.4 alkyl, A is a C.sub.2- to C.sub.4 alkylene group, m is number from 10 to 400, n is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, a method for their production and their use in the production of polyurethane prepolymers. ##STR00001##

Company name: Clariant GmbH
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Glass fiber sizing agent and glass fiber-reinforced crystalline resin composition

Disclosed is a glass fiber-reinforced crystalline resin composition superior in the surface properties and the mechanical properties of a molded article thereof. Specifically, provided is a glass fiber-reinforced crystalline resin composition containing a glass fiber sizing agent that is an aqueous resin containing an o-sulfobenzimide compound, a...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
Insulator and manufacturing method thereof

Disclosed therein is an insulator, which includes an inner sheath formed in such a fashion that a binder, is soaked to a glass fiber mat having a multiple layer winding, the insulator comprising: a first reinforced layer accommodating the outer surface of the inner sheath, the first reinforced layer being made of one of flame-resistant polyurethane...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink jet recording ink composition

An Ink jet recording ink composition contains a dispersion containing a pigment dispersible in water therein and having an average particle size in the range of 20 to 300 nm, water, and a polyurethane resin containing a compound expressed by formula (I) and/or a compound expressed by formula (II): ##STR00001## where N represents an integer in the...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Aqueous 1k coating system and method for improving the appearance of grained wood surfaces

The invention is directed to a one-component (1K) coating system comprising an aqueous polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyacrylate polymer dispersion and one or more compounds of elements of sub-groups 5 and/or 6 of the periodic table in which the particular element has an oxidation state of at least +4. The invention also relates to a method for...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
Coating compositions with an isocyanate-functional prepolymer derived from a tricyclodecane polyol,...

Coating compositions include (a) an isocyanate functional prepolymer derived from a polyisocyanate and a tricyclodecane-containing polyester polyol; and (b) a blocked amine curing agent.

Company name: PRC DeSoto International
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Method for producing flexible polyurethane foams

A process for the preparation of polyricinoleic acid esters comprising the step of reaction of ricinoleic acid with an alcohol component which comprises mono- and/or polyfunctional alcohols having a molecular weight of .gtoreq.32 g/mol to .ltoreq.40 g/mol, wherein the reaction is carried out at least partly in the presence of a catalyst. The amount...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid polyurethane foam and system and method for making the same

An embodiment of a closed-cell polymeric rigid foam may be made using a one-shot method and a reaction system that includes a hydrofluoroalkene physical blowing agent and a polyol mixture having an aminic polyol. The hydrofluoroalkene blowing agent has 3 to 5 carbon atoms and a boiling point between 10.degree. C. and 40.degree. C. at 1 atmosphere...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polyurea/polythiourea coatings

Polyurea/polythiourea compositions comprising the reaction product of a first component comprising isocyanate and a second component comprising an amine, wherein the first component further comprises an isocyanate functional polythioether-polyurethane and/or polythiourethane, and/or the second component further comprises an amine/hydroxy functional...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Moisture-curable hot melt adhesive

A moisture-curable hot melt adhesive including a urethane prepolymer having an isocyanate group at the end, and an acrylic polymer (A) having an alicyclic structure, wherein the urethane prepolymer has a chemical structure derived from a crystalline polyesterpolyol. The moisture-curable hot melt adhesive is excellent in initial adhesive strength...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Laminated polyester film, forming member, formed body and manufacturing method thereof

A laminated polyester film provided on at least one side with layer (X) made from acrylic urethane copolymer resin (A), isocyanate compound (B), epoxy compound (C), compound (d-1) having a polythiophene structure and compound (d-2) having an anion structure, wherein the layer (X) has a continuous phase structure.

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Methods for producing composite elements based on foams based on isocyanate

The invention relates to a process for the production of composites, composed of at least one outer layer b) and of an isocyanate-based rigid foam a), where the outer layer b) is moved continuously and the starting material for the isocyanate-based rigid foam a) is applied to the outer layer b), which comprises achieving the application of the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Safety glass panel

The invention relates to a glazing comprising a glass substrate and a complex sheet made of a plastic comprising a plasticized polyvinyl butyral layer and a polyester film provided with a scratch-resistant and abrasion-resistant coating, an adhesive layer of thermoplastic polyurethane being inserted between the glass substrate and the polyvinyl...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Glass
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Insulated door panels

Example insulated pliable door panels or curtains include various internal vapor barriers. The vapor barriers have a relatively high water vapor transmission rate that inhibits water vapor from permeating through the door panel. With such vapor barriers, outer sheets of the door panel can be made of polyurethane or other tough materials that might...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Tire, the tread of which comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane block copolymer

A tire, the tread of which comprises a rubber composition comprising at least: as first elastomer, a diene elastomer; as second elastomer, a thermoplastic polyurethane block copolymer with polyurethane blocks and polydiene blocks; 70 to 150 pce of an inorganic reinforcing filler; a plasticizing system comprising: with a content A of 5 to 60 pce, a...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Soundproof material using polyurethane foam from car seat and fabrication process thereof

Disclosed is a soundproof material fabricated using recycled polyurethane foam from waste seats and a process of fabricating the same, and more particularly, a soundproof material fabricated by stacking a thermoplastic polymer on a sound absorbing material including recycled polyurethane foam from seats from end-of-life vehicles and a process of...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Safety helmet

The present invention is for a safety helmet having a hard outer shell having a plurality of protective flexible air bags for protecting a person's head against blows to the helmet outer shell and having a shock absorbing face guard. Each air bag may have a plurality of cushioning air bags enclosure layers mounted to a thin foamed polymer shell...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball having an over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer cover and having a soft...

A golf ball having an over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer cover and having a soft feeling when hit. The golf ball cover also may be cross-linked.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Method for manufacturing polishing pad

A method for manufacturing a polishing pad, which may be laminated, with a small number of manufacturing steps, high productivity and no peeling between a polishing layer and a cushion layer includes preparing a cell-dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method; continuously discharging the cell-dispersed urethane composition onto...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Novel initiation process for polymerization with activation using ionic liquids

The present invention relates to an innovative polymerization technique for (meth)acrylates and styrenes, in which the polymerization is initiated by isocyanates and special bases with imine structure and is activated/accelerated by addition of ionic liquids. With this new technique, which can be employed selectively, it is also possible to produce...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
EXPLOSIVES
Insensitive explosive composition and method of fracturing rock using an extrudable form of the...

Insensitive explosive compositions were prepared by reacting di-isocyanate and/or poly-isocyanate monomers with an explosive diamine monomer. Prior to a final cure, the compositions are extrudable. The di-isocyanate monomers tend to produce tough, rubbery materials while polyfunctional monomers (i.e. having more than two isocyanate groups) tend to...

Company name: Los Alamos National Security
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Controlled Synthesis of Multi-Arm Star Polyether-Polycarbonate Polyols Based on Propylene Oxide and...

Multi-arm star copolymers based on a hyperbranched poly(propylene oxide) polyether-polyol (hbPPO) as a core and poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) arms are synthesized in two steps from propylene oxide (PO), a small amount of glycidol and CO2. The PPC arms are prepared via carbon dioxide (CO2)/PO copolymerization, using hbPPO as a multifunctional...

Company name: Johannes Gutenberg University
Published On: Monday December 30th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Facile design of degradable poly(β-thioester)s with tunable structure and functionality

The synthesis of a range of linear biodegradable poly(β-thioester)s, PBTs, via hexylamine-catalyzed thiol-ene Micheal additions between a variety of diacrylate and dithiol monomers is described. Molecular weights up to 12,000 g mol−1 are obtained for this new class of polymer materials. PBTs featuring very different chemical and...

Company name: Universiteit Hasselt
Published On: Monday December 30th, 2013

 
 

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