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  Issue-394 - January 13, 2014   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM Announces Price Increase on Aliphatic Polyester Polyols

Effective February 01, 2014, or as contracts allow, COIM USA Inc. will raise the price of its Aliphatic Polyester Polyols, marketed under Diexter brand name, within the United States and Canada up to $ 0.08 per pound ($ 176/ton) depending on grades.This increase is in response to the continued escalation of main feedstock used in the manufacture of...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Thursday January 09th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
GNFC TDI Dahej plant gets closure order

The Toulene Di-Isocyanate (TDI) plant of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer Company Limited (GNFC) located in Rahiad village near Dahej has been issued a closure order.The order was issued by the industrial safety department of Gujarat government after an incident of leakage of phosgene gas from the plant on Thursday night that left over 15...

Company name: GNFC
Published On: Monday January 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
COIMGROUP to increase prices on Imuthane and Versathane Pre-Polymers in Americas

Effective from February 01, 2014, or as contracts will allow, COIMGROUP will increase the price of its Imuthane™ and Versathane Pre-Polymers as follows:■ United States and Canada up to $ 0.20/Ib ($/mt 440) and depending on grade;■ Central America up to $ /mt 450 and depending on grade;■ South America up to $ /mt 450 and depending...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DOMING
New Doming Equipment Increases Capacity By 50%

One of the most cost effective ways to not only increase labels durability, but aesthetic appeal is by applying a clear polyurethane resin over the top, a process most commonly known as doming.Doming has made huge strides in the past decade, and what used to be impossible in terms of doming (custom shapes, scripted lettering), is now just as easy...

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

 
CASE>> COATINGS
January issue of European Coatings JOURNAL is out:

Global pigments market to grow - this headline was posted on our website only recently, gathered from latest market research. What a good omen for the new year! And even better: the coatings industry still accounts for the major share of the global pigments market.Looking back at conversations I had with pigment experts, I conclude there is not the...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Insulation Levels in Reroofing Projects to Comply with Requirements for New Construction

When existing roofs (that are part of the building's thermal envelope) are removed and replaced, and when the roof assembly includes above-deck insulation, the energy code now requires that the insulation levels comply with the requirements for new construction, according to a proposal approved by International Code Council at public comment...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday January 13th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
PMC Gains CE Certification

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is proud to announce that PMC's equipment meets CE certification requirements. PMC's products now prominently display the required markings that indicate the CE compliance distinction.Specific CE markings appear on products that are traded on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA), consisting...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
VersaFlex Celebrates 20 Years as Leader of Polyurea Technology

VersaFlex Incorporated is proud to announce they are celebrating their 20 year anniversary as the leading supplier of polyurea protective coatings, linings and technology. VersaFlex was formally incorporated in 1994. 2014 marks their 20th year in business. The company got its start in the polyurea joint fillers and sealants market supplying...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Thursday January 09th, 2014

 
UPDATE - BPCL - Clarifies on news item - BPCL to go ahead with Manali Petro for Rs 3,000 crore...

UPDATE - 9th-Jan-2014 15:34 Source: BSE: With reference to the news item regarding BPCL partners with Manali Petro for Rs. 3k cr project, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd has clarified to BSE that there is no such proposal and the news item has been published without the knowledge of the Company.After South Korean major LG Chemicals backed out of...

Company name: Bharat Petroleum
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
Wanhua Chemical Board of Directors Decided to Set up Sales Company in Yantai, Shandong

Wanhua Chemical Co., Ltd. has decided to establish a sales company in Yantai, Shanghai province at its first extraordinary meeting of 2014 held on Jan. 6.The proposal approved by all eleven directors is to set up unified sales platform at home for MDI, TPU, MDA, HDI, IPDA, waterborne PU and petrochemical, etc., in an attempt to provide more...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
Sika acquires remaining shares of Dyflex Japan

Sika has acquired the remaining 24.5% of Dyflex HD Co., Ltd. as of January 7, 2014 and achieves 100% ownership. The complete takeover further strengthens Sika's position in the Japanese construction market.Sika has been present with its own subsidiary in Japan since 1932 and is well-known as a reliable partner for many landmark projects, having a...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
Croda is Britain’s most admired chemical company

Croda has recently secured fifth place in the "2013 Britain's Most Admired Companies Awards" and was first in the chemical sector. Now in its 23rd year, the awards offer a unique insight into the components of corporate reputation by recognising key factors critical to business success.Commenting on the results, Matthew Gwyther, Editor of...

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

 
PEOPLE
New Vice President of Sales Joins Resinate Materials Group

Resinate Materials Group, Inc., a provider of high quality, low VOC polyurethane dispersion (PUD) technology to the coatings industry, is pleased to announce Mr. Mark Vasconcellos as its new Vice President of Sales. Mr. Vasconcellos will be responsible for overseeing Resinate's sales activities, which includes commercial strategy, and managing key...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Tuesday January 07th, 2014

 
Marcel Lubben named President Reverdia

Reverdia announced today that Marcel Lubben (1967) has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2014. Reverdia, a joint venture between Royal DSM and Roquette Frères is dedicated to be the global leader in the market for sustainable succinic acid. Reverdia combines DSM's expertise in Materials Sciences and biotechnology with Roquette's...

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

 
Change in the management of Alberdingk Boley GmbH

At the end of the year 2013 Frank-W. Dreisörner, will retire as President and CEO of Alberdingk Boley GmbH after 27 years. Under his guidance the traditional enterprise developed from an oil mill to a high tec chemical company . An era is ending but with a new beginning: From 2014 onwards Mr Dreisörner will be Chairman of the advisory board. Timm...

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

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FOAM COMPATIBILIZERS / STABILIZERS
Compositions containing polyether-polysiloxane copolymers

The present invention relates to compositions containing polyether-siloxane copolymers which are based on branched SiH-functional siloxanes, where at least one of the polyether-siloxane copolymers has a radical --OR8 where R8=hydrogen or an alkyl radical having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms which is bound to a silicon atom, a process for producing...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Solvent-less preparation of polyols by ozonolysis

Solvent-less methods to convert oil derivatives, and modified oils to highly functionalized esters, ester polyols, amides, and amide polyols. The products can be used to make polyurethane and polyester films and foams.

Company name: Battelle Memorial Institute
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Process for producing polyether polyol and process for producing rigid foamed synthetic resin using...

A process for producing a polyether polyol which can form low viscosity rigid foamed synthetic resins excellent in strength, dimensional stability and flame retardancy, can give a low viscosity polyol system solution containing water instead of HFCs as a blowing agent with good miscibility with isocyanate compounds and can form good rigid foamed...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Non-veining urethane resins for foundry sand casting

Described herein a method of manufacturing a metal shape that includes contacting a liquid metal and a surface of a foundry core under conditions wherein vein defects occur, the surface of the foundry core comprising a foundry aggregate, a combustible-organic material and a polyurethane resin, and the surface of the foundry core being free of or...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Method of preparing encapsulated pigment dispersions which include polyurethane dispersions

A process for encapsulating pigment dispersions is provided where a pigment is dispersed with a polymeric dispersant in an aqueous solvent system. An acrylate monomer and a polyurethane dispersion are added and the resultant mixture is polymerized. Optionally, the acrylate monomer/polyurethane mixture may be emulsified in water with an added...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Lignocellulose materials having good mechanical properties

A process for the production of a lignocellulose-containing material, in which, based in each case on the lignocellulose-containing material: A) from 30 to 95% by weight of lignocellulose particles; B) from 1 to 25% by weight of expanded plastic particles having a bulk density in the range from 10 to 150 kg/m.sup.3; C) from 1 to 50% by weight of a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane polymers and compositions made using discrete carbon nanotube molecular rebar

In various embodiments a urethane/molecular rebar formulation comprising a specific composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a urethane polymer or prepolymer/discrete carbon nanotube formulation. Utility of the urethane/molecular rebar composition includes improved foams and adhesives.

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Protein-containing foams, manufacture and use thereof

The invention relates generally to protein-containing polyurethane foams, methods and compositions for making the polyurethane foams, and articles comprising the polyurethane foams.

Company name: Biopolymer Technologies
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane-based polymers and their manufacture

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

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Gels

The present invention relates to biostable gel comprising: (a) at least one silicon-containing polyol, polyamine, polyepoxy or polyisocyanate having 1 or more functional groups and a molecular weight of at least 20,000 which is cured in the presence of: (b) at least one diol, diamine or diisocyanate having a molecular weight of less than 10,000;...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Polyurethane urea mixture for hair cosmetics

The invention relates to a specific polyurethane urea, which can be obtained by reacting a single polyisocyanate component, at least one polymeric polyol component, at least one hydrophilizing component and a single amino-functional chain extender component, wherein the polyisocyanate component comprises more than 75 mol % isophorone diisocyanate...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Reaction mixture in the form of an emulsion and process for production of polyurethane foams from...

The present invention relates to a reaction mixture in emulsion form, suitable for conversion into polyurethanes, comprising a first phase and a second phase in the emulsion and further comprising the following components: A) polyols; B) blowing agent; C) surfactants; and D) isocyanates, wherein the isocyanate-reactive compounds A) are present in...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Producing foams having improved properties

The present invention relates to a composition for producing a rigid polyurethane foam comprising at least one polyol having a molecular weight of not less than 1700 g/mol and at least one blowing agent as component A, and at least one polyisocyanate as component B, wherein the at least one polyisocyanate B comprises from 11 to 39.5 wt % of a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Clear-coated stainless steel sheet with excellent pressure mark resistance and scratch resistance

This clear-coated stainless steel sheet includes: a stainless steel sheet; and a clear-coated film coated on either one or both of two main surfaces of the stainless steel sheet, wherein the clear-coated film contains a thermosetting resin composition (A) and resin beads (B) at a content in a range of 0.5 parts by mass to 4.0 parts by mass relative...

Company name: Nippon Steel
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
Airfoil leading edge coatings

A polyurethane or polyurea coating composition for use in protecting a leading edge substrate on an airfoil, such as aircraft wings, rotor blades and propeller blades, against liquid or solid particle erosion, the composition made from a polyisocyanate and curing agents, such as polyaspartic esters, aldimines and ketimines, polyamines and polyols...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
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: PRC De Soto International
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive system for the direct bonding of a cured polyurethane to crude rubber

Adhesive composition usable in particular as an adhesion primer, based on a polyisocyanate compound and a polyester or vinyl ester resin comprising (in particular hydroxyl) functional groups which are reactive towards isocyanate groups of said polyisocyanate, the total number of said isocyanate groups being in excess relative to the total number of...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Wednesday January 08th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Laminated polyester film

The present invention relates to a laminated polyester film that can exhibit good adhesion to various surface functional layers such as a hard coat layer, a microlens layer and a prism layer, and can be suitably used as various optical members such as, for example, a backlight unit of liquid crystal displays, etc. The laminated polyester film of...

Company name: Mitsubishi Plastics
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic elastomers with silky feel

A thermoplastic elastomer compound is blended from styrenic block copolymer, thermoplastic vulcanizate, thermoplastic polyurethane, a compatibilizer, and a masterbatch containing silicone, which is added to provide a qualitative silky feel on surfaces of plastic articles made from the compound.

Company name: PolyOne Corp
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
High density polyurethane and polyisocyanurate construction boards and composite boards

A construction board comprising a cellular body including at least one planar surface, where the cellular body includes a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate cellular structure, where the cellular structure has a density greater than about 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, an ISO index of at least 270, and where the cellular body includes at least 5.0% by...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
Polymeric formulations with chemically adjustable rheology for the manufacture of prepregs and...

A polymeric formulation comprising at least one first epoxy resin having a density between 100 and 10,000 Pas, a blocked isocyanate, a polymer comprising hydroxy functional groups, a thermoplastic resin and a cross-linking agent, the polymer comprising hydroxyl functional groups with a hydroxyl content in the range 0.65 to 0.95 meq/g, the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Rheology modifier

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide polyurethane characterized by having a M.sub.w of from 50,000 to about 150,000 Daltons and a polydispersity of 2.5 to about 5.0. The present invention further relates to a multi-step process for the preparation of the hydrophobically modified...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 10th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
A polymeric flame retardant and surfactant-free montmorillonite nanocomposites: Preparation and...

A polymeric flame retardant (PDEPD) and various amounts of sodium montmorillonite (Na‐MMT) nanocomposites with exfoliation structure were prepared via one‐step polycondensation, attempting to prepare flame‐retardant nanocomposites. The nanocomposites exhibited high thermal stability at high temperature. Based on several...

Company name: University of Science and Technology of China
Published On: Monday January 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Preparation and Characterization of Spinifex Resin-based Bio-Polyurethane/Thermoplastic Polyurethane...

Research interest is growing in the potential to strategically mix selected polymers to modify properties and reduce the cost of resultant blends. Renewable resource-derived spinifex resin-based polyurethane (RPU) can be considered a potential bio-alternative to conventional petroleum-based polymers. However, its inherent weak mechanical properties...

Company name: The University of Queensland
Published On: Monday January 13th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Synthesis and Characterization of Linear and Cross-Linked Cyclodextrin Polyurethane Elastomers

Cyclodextrin-based polyurethane elastomers were synthesized to obtain network matrices with good mechanical properties apt for being used as films with scavenging properties. A series of polyurethane elastomers were obtained by chain extension of polyurethane prepolymer with cyclodextrin and butane diol or with the addition of glycerin or castor...

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday January 13th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Hysteresis Phenomenon in Electro-Bending Displacement of Polyurethane Elastomer

We are developing a polymer actuator using a poly urethane elastomer film that bends by applied voltage, which is based on the electrostriction. The experimental results of bending displacement by applied voltage showed that the addition of fullerenol enhanced the sensitivity and that the addition of fullerene lowered it on the other hand. The...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 13th, 2014

 
 

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