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  Issue-393 - January 07, 2014   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
The Green & Bio Polyol Market Worth $3,077 Million for a Consumption Base of 1104 Kilotons by 2018

This report on green & bio polyol includes two different types of polyols. These include polyester polyols and polyether polyols. Bio polyols are a category of polyols that are synthesized from natural oils such as soya, castor, rapeseed, corn, canola, palm, etc. Green polyols are synthesized by recycling PET (polyethylene terepthalate) and...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Mideast isocyanates to be less bullish on ample supply

The toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) outlook in the Middle East for the first quarter of 2014 is expected to be less bullish because of ample supply from Asian and European sellers. Flexible polyols and TDI are widely used in the furniture, bedding, coatings and automotive sectors. PMDI is used with...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
New Dimensionally Stable Two Component Urethane Modified Epoxy Gel Is Thermally Conductive

Primarily used for potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond Super Gel 9AO is a soft, urethane modified gel-like epoxy that offers thermal conductivity and electrical insulation properties. This two part system is also employed for bonding and sealing as it adheres well to a variety of substrates including metals, glass, ceramics and many...

Company name: Master Bond
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
I.S.T. Launches Polyurethane CIPP System

Innovative Sewerage Technologies (I.S.T.), Germany, a leading producer of sewer rehabilitation products, has launched the world's first polyurethane-based cure-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair system for the trenchless technology market.With a working time of up to 24 hours between liner impregnation and installation, plus snap cure capabilities, the...

Company name: Innovative Sewerage Technologies
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
SSPC Announces New Polyurea Standard

Performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings used to protect industrial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.SSPC-Paint 45, Two-Component, Thick-Film Polyurea and Polyurea/Polyurethane Hybrid Coatings, Performance-Based is designed to establish...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Friday January 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
TPI Launches Second China Blade Plant, Signs Long-Term Agreement with Acciona

TPI Composites, a leading global wind blade manufacturer, announced today that it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Acciona Windpower SA to provide wind blades from TPI's new factory in Dafeng, China. Acciona intends to export these blades for projects around the world including North America. TPI will also manufacture high-precision...

Company name: TPI Composites
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Arnco Construction Products to Supply Spray Foam to Cal Poly Rose Float

ArncoPathway, one of the world's largest suppliers of polyurethane products, announces a unique application of monolithic spray foam, the signature offering of its' Arnco Construction Products (ACP) division.Arnco Construction Products' (ACP) monolithic spray foam is known throughout the industry as the answer for numerous roofing and insulation...

Company name: Arnco Construction Products
Published On: Wednesday January 01st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Florida Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Enforce Other States Consumer Protection Laws in Polyurethane...

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted partial summary judgment for Demilec (USA) LLC in a class action arising out of injuries and damages allegedly caused by the company's various spray polyurethane foam insulation products, finding that the plaintiff lacked standing to sue under the consumer protection laws of...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
2014 Innovations Winner: Michelin Tweel airless tire

The tire market is a precise, refined, mature market that has, for the most part, relied on pneumatic tires for more than a century. Despite the vulnerability associated with air loss, pneumatic tires became the dominant technology thanks to several performance advantages - low contact pressure, low vertical stiffness, low rolling resistance over...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Lapolla Reports VP Of Sales

Lapolla Industries, Inc., a Houston based global supplier, and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment, designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications, announces Michael J. Kontranowski as VP of...

Company name: LaPolla Industries, Inc
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
SPFA announces keynote speakers

Joseph Lstiburek and William K. Irwin, Jr. will head up this year's major spray foam event as keynote speakers.Joseph Lstiburek is a principal of Building Science Corporation and is the go-to resource for anyone looking for straight information on building science.Dr. Joe, as he is known throughout the industry, has substantial industry experience...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Thursday December 26th, 2013

 
New managers for Bayer's spray insulation and roofing materials business

Robert Hook has been appointed as national sales manager for Bayer MaterialScience LLC's spray insulation and roofing materials business. He will be based at the company's Spring, TX, USA, site. Hook will lead strategy and execution for sales of Bayer's SPF insulation and roofing systems. He will oversee residential building and commercial...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Spray Insulation & Roofing Materials
Published On: Wednesday January 01st, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
A strategy to prevent asthma through building product selection

In a report the Healthy Building Network (HBN) warns that new preventive strategies are needed to address rising asthma rates in the United States at its source.This includes avoiding the many building materials introducing asthma-causing chemicals into indoor environment. The materials include flooring, carpets, insulation and paints with...

Company name: the Healthy Building Network
Published On: Monday January 06th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Evonik to start up large-scale production facilities in 2014

Company to implement over 3 billion of its investment program by the end of 2014Large-scale facilities to become operational in Singapore, China, Brazil, and Germany next year This will make a contribution to our future economic success.- Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board Essen. Evonik Industries, one of the world's leading specialty...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday January 03rd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Stability of polyurethane polyol blends containing halogenated olefin blowing agents

A stable polyol pre-mix composition comprises a blowing agent, a polyol, a surfactant, and a catalyst composition comprising an oxygen-containing amine catalyst. The oxygen-containing amine catalyst may be, an alkanol amine, an ether amine, or a morpholine group. containing compound such as, 2.(2.dimethylaminoethoxy)ethanol or...

Company name: Arkema Inc
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Trimer catalyst additives for improving foam processability

The present invention provides trimerization catalyst compositions and methods to produce a polyisocyanurate/polyurethane foam using such trimerization catalyst compositions. The catalyst composition is the contact product of at least one .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carboxylate salt and at least one second carboxylate salt.

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Fast demold/extended cream time polyurethane formulations

Catalyst compositions for use in forming polyurethane products include a gelling catalyst, a trimerization catalyst, and a cure accelerator. The gelling catalyst is a tertiary amine, mono(tertiary amino) urea, bis(tertiary amino) urea, or a combination of any of these. Any known trimerization catalyst may be used. The cure accelerator may be a diol...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Non-crystallizing bis-oxazolidines

Non-crystallizing oxazolidines as curing agents for polyisocyanates and polyurethanes. The curing agents are mixtures of at least one polyoxazolidine POU having at least two urethane groups and at least one polyoxazolidine POC having at least one carbonato group.

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyisobutylenes and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene (PIB) compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to primary alcohol-terminated polyisobutylene compounds, and to a process for making such compounds. In still another embodiment, the present invention relates to...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Polyurethane foams containing branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyols

Disclosed is branched poly(trimethylene ether)polyols prepared from the acid catalyzed polycondensation reaction of 1,3-propanediol, and at least one triol comonomer selected from 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane and 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)propane. Also disclosed is a branched poly(trimethylene ether)polyol with an equivalent hydroxyl...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyamide-imide resin composition, polyamide-imide resin film using the resin composition, and...

A polyamide-imide resin composition according to embodiment of the present invention, including a polyamide-imide resin obtained by causing acid components (A) containing a dimer acid and a polyisocyanate component (B) to react with each other, wherein a ratio of the dimer acid in the acid components (A) is 3 mol % to 55 mol %.

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Polylactic acid resin, preparation method thereof, and packing film comprising the same

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin and a packaging film comprising the same, wherein the polylactic acid resin is useful as a packaging material due to excellent properties including heat resistance as well as optimized flexibility. The polylactic acid resin comprises: a hard segment including a predetermined polylactic acid...

Company name: SK Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Process for coating, adhesive bonding and binding of mineral surfaces

A process for coating, for adhesive bonding or for binding of surfaces of mineral materials with a 2-component plastic resin, selected from a hydrophobic polyurethane resin and a hydrophobic epoxy resin, by applying the plastic resin to the surface or binding the surfaces of the mineral materials with the plastic resin and allowing the plastic...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Polyurethane dispersion-containing inkjet inks

The present disclosure provides inks, ink sets, and method for manufacturing inkjet inks. The inkjet ink can comprise a colorant, a liquid vehicle, and a polyurethane dispersion comprising polyurethane particles dispersed in the liquid vehicle. The polyurethane particles can have a core-shell structure with a branched inner core structure, and...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Multilayer lightweight woodbase materials composed of lignocellulosic materials having a core and...

The present invention relates to lignocellulosic materials having a core and two outer layers, comprising, preferably consisting of, in the core A) 30 to 98% by weight of lignocellulose particles, B) 0 to 25% by weight of expanded plastics particles having a bulk density in the range from 10 to 150 kg/m.sup.3, C) 1 to 50% by weight of one or more...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Urethane resin adhesive composition

A urethane resin adhesive composition includes a urethane resin including at least two types of multi-functional polyols, at least one type of multi-functional isocyanate, and a thermo-sensitive catalyst functioning catalytically at a temperature greater than or equal to a predetermined temperature in a range greater than or equal to 20.degree. C....

Company name: The Yokohama Rubber Co
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Photo-activated attachment of cholesterol to polyurethane surfaces for adhesion of endothelial cells...

A polymer is provided according to structure I ##STR00001## wherein Y is a thiol-reactive group and Z is an ionogenic group. The surface of a polymeric substrate is modified by contacting the surface with a polymer according to structure II or structure III and exposing the surface to ultraviolet light, optionally followed by contacting the...

Company name: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Liquid two-component coating compositions

The invention relates to two-component liquid coating composition comprising: A) at least one compound with functional groups reactive towards reactive functional groups of cross-linking agent B), B) at least one cross-linking agent with reactive functional groups and C) at least one catalyst compound having at least one urethane and/or at least...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition and use thereof

The invention discloses an adhesive composition suitable for bonding wood, in particular hardwood. The adhesive composition comprises a vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer-based emulsion, a vinyl alcohol polymer, and a polyisocyanate. The process for preparing the adhesive composition and use of the same are also disclosed.

Company name: Celanese Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Double-sided adhesive tape or sheet, and adherend processing method

The present invention relates to a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet, containing a heat-releasable pressure-sensitive adhesive layer containing a heat-expandable microsphere on one side of a substrate, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for temporary fixing on another side of the substrate, in which the pressure-sensitive...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for optical members, adhesive optical member and image...

Provided are: a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for optical members having excellent durability, adhesiveness (adhesion), and removability; a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for optical members that uses the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition; an adhesive optical member; and an image display device. The pressure-sensitive adhesive...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Adhesive composition, laminate and solar cell module

To provide an adhesive composition capable of forming an adhesive layer that can maintain a high adhesive force and an excellent ultraviolet absorbing function over a long period of time, a laminate having an adhesive layer formed of the adhesive composition, and a solar cell module having such a laminate. An adhesive composition comprising a...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Polyurethane elastic fiber

Provided are novel polyurethane elastic fibers having a high recovery stress, low hysteresis loss, and high heat resistance. The polyurethane elastic fibers of the present invention are polyurethane elastic fibers formed from a polyurethaneurea obtained from a copolyalkylene ether diol produced from different C.sub.2-10 alkylene ethers; a...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Pneumatic tire having built-in sealant layer and preparation thereof

In one embodiment, a pneumatic tire having a built-in sealant layer, before cure, includes an unvulcanized pneumatic tire assembly having an outer circumferential rubber tread and a supporting carcass. A precursor sealant layer is situated between the supporting carcass and an innermost rubber inner liner. The precursor sealant layer includes a...

Company name: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Mold frames and cavities for making dimpled golf balls

Universal mold frames for producing multi-piece golf balls are provided. The mold frames include lower and upper frame plates having locator pins that are inserted into corresponding locator slots in the mold cavities. The eccentric pin layout of the frame plates and corresponding slots in the cavities means the cavities can be fitted easily and...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Thermoset polyurethanes based on moisture-resistant polyols for use in golf balls

The present invention generally relates to golf balls and more particularly to golf balls having multi-layered cores comprising a thermoset rubber center, a thermoplastic intermediate core layer, and a thermoset rubber outer core layer. A cover layer is disposed about the multi-layered core. At least one of the center, intermediate core layer, and...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Multi-polymer grip member

A grip member and a method of making such a grip member including at least a polymerized region with two or more polymers. The first and second polymers cooperate to each form a portion of the top surface of the region. The region may be combined with a substrate to form a sheet. The sheet may be formed into a grip interface having any of a number...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biobased Polyurethanes from Rapeseed Oil Polyols: Structure, Mechanical and Thermal Properties

Biobased polyols were synthesized from rapeseed oil (RO) with diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and glycerol (GL) at different molar ratios. The structures of the synthesized polyols were analyzed using FTIR-ATR spectroscopy. Polyurethane (PU) networks from RO/DEA polyols and polymeric MDI showed higher tensile strength, modulus and...

Company name: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Synthesis and properties of aqueous polyurethane dispersions: Influence of molecular weight of...

Aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) have recently emerged as important alternatives to their solvent-based counterparts for various applications due to increasing health and environmental awareness. A series of aqueous polyurethane dispersions containing carboxylate anion as hydrophilic pendant groups were synthesized through step growth...

Company name: University of the Punjab
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Preparation and characterization of novel antibacterial castor oil-based polyurethane membranes for...

Preparation of novel antibacterial and cytocompatible polyurethane membranes as occlusive dressing, which can provide moist and sterile environment over mild exudative wounds is considered in this work. In this regard, an epoxy-terminated polyurethane (EPU) prepolymer based on castor oil and glycidyltriethylammonium chloride (GTEAC) as a reactive...

Company name: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Glass transition temperature of polyurethane foams derived from lignin by controlled reaction rate

Sodium ligninosulfonate (LS)-based polyurethane (PU) foams were prepared using three kinds of ethylene glycols, diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol or polyethylene glycol. Two kinds of industrial NaLS, acid-based and alkaline-based NaLS, were mixed with various ratios, and foaming reactions were controlled. Mixing, cream, and rise time were used...

Company name: Fukui University of Technology
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
 

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