Issue-395 - January 20, 2014   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Incorez supply raw materials for major Indian project

Incorez has supplied some of its additives for use in polyurethane coatings that formed part of the construction of India's No:1 International Airport at Mumbai.

Company name: Incorez
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Production ramps up for first phosphorous polymer

A new plastic developed by a Massachusetts company is exiting the developmental stage this year and going prime time as a full-scale production plant comes on line in Antwerp, Belgium.Nofia polyphosphonate, offered by FRX Polymers, targets halogen-free flame retardant polymers in a wide variety of electronics, building & construction, fiber, and...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

200 experts to attend international fire conference

More than 200 fire scientists and engineers from all over the world will attend the 11th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science at the University of Canterbury (UC) next month.The February 9 to 14 conference is the pre-eminent fire science symposium held every three years and rotated around the world between North...

Company name: University of Canterbury
Published On: Wednesday January 15th, 2014

Flame-retardant maker sues over new Calif. law

A leading manufacturer of flame retardants filed suit Thursday in an attempt to derail a new California law that seeks to keep the chemicals it makes out of upholstered furniture sold in the state.The lawsuit filed in Sacramento by Chemtura Corp. argues that the law puts consumers at risk by changing a 4-decades-old flammability test that...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Paint and chemical products from plants

Chemist Herman Fischer dreams of paint, plastics and drugs - lots of them, all made from plants and without any crude oil. It's a vision of a new kind of chemical industry.Crude oil is always getting more expensive. And this is doubly annoying for the chemical industry because petroleum remains the main raw material of its products. But it doesn't...

Company name: Auro
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Shanghai BASF Polyurethane Plans to Expand Caojing TDI Plant to 220 kt per Annual

Shanghai BASF Polyurethane has announced plan to expand its TDI plant in Caojing, Shanghai early this month with capacity added to 220 kt per annual from current 160 kt.The plan, which is under Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) stage, will be carried based on current facilities and realized through reconstruction at the production line without...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

VISCO+ offers comfort all year around

Eurofoam is now launching a new Visco quality, which is developed especially for Central and Northern European markets.In winter time, VISCO+ is offering a plus in comfort to consumers but also a plus in productivity for foam converters!Main advantages of VISCO+■ VISCO+ blocks can be converted even down to 10° Celsium ambient...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Friday January 17th, 2014

PPG Showcases Sustainable Coatings at North American International Auto Show

PPG Industries showcased environmentally sustainable coatings and specialty materials during a news conference at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The company's products are used by automakers and automotive suppliers to enhance manufacturing efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and improve fuel efficiency. "For automakers, PPG...

Company name: PPG Industries, Inc.
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Two Weeks Until the 2014 SPFA Convention & Expo

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) will host their annual SprayFoam Convention & Expo in two weeks time. The event, themed "A Time of Industry Transformation," will deliver key information on the growing SPF industry in a wide variety of presentations, as well as the industry's largest trade show. The event's organizers will also hold...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

New GacoFireStop2 is AC377 Appendix X approved and contains high bio-renewable content for...

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, has introduced a new generation GacoFireStop2 Open Cell Foam. New GacoFireStop2 offers higher yields up to 15,000 board feet and better performance including improved sprayability and rise, excellent adhesion, and easy trimming. It contains high bio-renewable content for...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Sprayfoam Coalition Infographic on SPFA PCP Released

SPFA's multi-level certification is a rigorous and extensive program for professionals who install spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and roofing. It is the only SPF industry certification program developed, designed and operated in compliance with inter

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Industrial nanocoating designed to save billions on corrosion repair costs

Advancements in nanotechnology currently offer organizations with cargo ships, fleet vehicles, trains and industrial equipment a long-term alternate to conventional paints. Nanovere Technologies introduces Nano-Clear for Industrial Applications, designed to dramatically improve corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance and prevent the underlying...

Company name: Nanovere Technologies
Published On: Wednesday January 15th, 2014

Waterborne Symposium Announces Short Courses for Feb. 22-28 Conference in New Orleans

The Waterborne Symposium's 2014 Short Courses will be lead by Dr. Shelby F. Thames and Dr. Robson F. Storey at the event scheduled for Feb 24-28 in New Orleans. The event kicks off with the Short Courses from Feb. 24-25, followed by the Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall from Feb. 25-27. The Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium...

Company name: Waterborne Syposium 2014
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Alliance Polymers & Services and APS Compounding DBA APS ELASTOMERS

In just over four years, Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC has established itself as a leading distributor of thermoplastic elastomers. Along with APS Compounding as its manufacturing arm, Alliance Polymers & Services has grown substantially year after year by expanding its developing territory coverage, adding independent representatives, and...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Huntsman opens up new composites design freedoms at JEC Europe 2014

At JEC Europe 2014 Huntsman Advanced Materials will highlight the significant contribution its high performance chemistries are making as enablers of the latest innovative composites concepts.Projects including structural composites parts on the BMW i, composite bonders on a prototype racing vehicle's rear spoiler and and prepreg components on a...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday January 15th, 2014

OSV Technologiya participates in the 6th International specialized exhibition Polyurethanex 2014...

OSV Technologiya company invites our colleagues and partners to visit our booth at the 6th International specialized exhibition Polyurethanex 2014, that takes place from 25 to 27 of February 2014 in the exhibition center "Crocus Expo", Pavilion 1, Hall 4 in Moscow, Russia.Together with our russian distributor the company Foliplast, at this...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday January 15th, 2014

Code updates for long-term polyiso testing

A recent standard adoption has made the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) more consistent with other North American codes when it comes to test methods for measuring long-term thermal resistance (LTTR) of polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam insulation.The implementation of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (CAN/ULC)-S704-11, Standard for Thermal...

Company name: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
Published On: Wednesday January 15th, 2014

Tempur International Introduces Several New Products At 2014 Koln Fair

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world's largest bedding provider, today announced that its Tempur International business introduced several new products at the Koln Fair, the world's largest furniture trade show held this week in Cologne, Germany. Six New Mattresses Featuring TEMPUR-Breeze™ Technology Tempur International introduced six new...

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Toxic chemicals found in children's clothes: Purtex working on a PU eco-friendly alternative.

A new report by Greenpeace has found toxic chemicals in a wide range of children's clothing. DW sheds light on what the chemicals are, the risks they present and what can be done about the problem.A report released this week by Greenpeace has detected a range of toxic chemicals in children's clothing, made by various manufacturers around the world....

Company name: Purtex
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Green Chemists Use Rocket Science And Chicken Feathers to Create Cow-Less Leather

University of Delaware chemist Richard Wool has made tape and tractor parts out of soybean oil. But one day, his bio-based, breathable Eco-leather might make a radically different kind of running shoe.In the future, leather shoes won't come from cows. They'll be manifested out of petri dishes, or in green chemist Richard Wool's vision, divined from...

Company name: University of Delaware
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Susterra Biobased 1,3-Propanediol Used in New Artificial Leather Application

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products today announced that Susterra 1,3-propanediol (PDO) has been selected by Poliser, a division of the Flokser Group, as the biobased building block material for its new artificial leather fabric containing about 70% bio-content. The new eco-friendly artificial leather was developed using a polyester polyol-based on PDO...

Company name: Flokser
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

SAUDI ARABIA: Investments in plastics sector exceed USD 50 billion

Saudi Plastics & Petrochem 2014, the 11th International Plastics & Petrochemicals Trade Exhibition, is set to take place from February 17 to 20 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, highlighting the growing demand for the latest plastics and petrochemical products in the Kingdom.Saudi Arabia has emerged as one of the most...

Company name: the 11th International Plastics & Petrochemicals Trade Exhibition
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

The Woodbridge Group Formed Plastics Division Expanding its Particle Foam Operations in Europe

The Formed Plastics division of The Woodbridge Group is proud to announce its intent to expand their particle foam operations in Germany. This automotive solutions provider, supplies products including: cargo storage, seat frames, occupant safety, acoustical (NVH) solutions and protective packaging. Woodbridge along with its joint venture partners...

Company name: The Woodbridge Group
Published On: Friday January 17th, 2014

Itac acquires Delvemade

Itac Limited has completed the purchase of Delvemade Limited, a business that it has supplied with Silicones and Polyurethanes for over two decades.Delvemade, founded in 1991 by Susan and Tony Condron, provides a range of branded, patented, products for roof repair and recoating. Since inception, the company has enjoyed sustained growth, which this...

Company name: ITAC Adhesives
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

WACKER Expands its Technical Center in Kolkata

The Munich-based chemical group WACKER is strengthening its presence in India by opening its expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala near Kolkata today. Operated by the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC), the enlarged regional competence center now comprises state-of-the-art applications technology and test...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Evonik invests in FRX Polymers Inc.

Evonik Industries has led a $12million Series C financing round in FRX Polymers Inc., Chelmsford (USA). Its corporate venture capital fund, Evonik Venture Capital GmbH, invested $2.5 million in the round. FRX is the manufacturer and marketer of a new, environmentally friendly family of inherently flame retardant plastics and oligomers, trade named...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

AkzoNobel’s No. 2 to Step Down

Keith Nichols, 53, the chief financial officer who led AkzoNobel during a turbulent period in 2012 and oversaw its largest acquisition, will leave his position June 30 "after eight highly successful years," the company announced Wednesday (Jan. 15).No reason was given for Nichols' departure, although some reports noted that AkzoNobel is based in...

Company name: AkzoNobel
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Annkathrin Lange new Project Manager for Composites Europe

Starting 1 January 2014, Annkathrin Lange, 34, has taken over as the new Project Manager for Composites Europe, the European Trade Fair for Composites. Annkathrin Lange succeeds Michael Kohler, who remains with Reed Exhibitions in his new role as Event Director responsible for the overall management of the materials trade fairs Aluminium,...

Company name: Composites Europe
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Polyurea Professional Elected to CPAA Board of Directors

VersaFlex Incorporated is proud to announce that Roy Harvey has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA). The CPAA is a valuable resource for Architects, Contractors, and Facility Owners / Managers needing non-biased answers surrounding specifying, installing or maintaining polished...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Sudbury entrepreneurs inducted into mine supply hall of fame

Darryl Lake never thought of himself as an entrepreneur, but in the early 1990s his career as an academic took an unexpected turn with his effort to end the Sudbury brain drain of young talented people.In 1995, Lake left his position as Cambrian College's dean of health sciences, trades and technology, and started the Northern Centre for Advanced...

Company name: SAMSSA
Published On: Tuesday January 14th, 2014

Oligomeric phosphonates and compositions including the same

Disclosed are oligomeric phosphonates including oligophosphonates, random or block co-oligo(phosphonate ester)s and co-oligo(phosphonate carbonate)s produced using a condensation process terminated with hydroxyl, epoxy, vinyl, vinyl ester, isopropenyl, isocyanate groups, and the like. These materials can be used as a reactive additive to other...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Phosphorous-containing flame retardants for polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the invention include a phosphorus containing flame retardant which may be the reaction product of a reaction mixture where the reaction mixture includes at least one first polyol and at least one phosphorus containing compound having the general formula (1), (2) or combination thereof: ##STR00001##

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Cellulose resin and process for producing the same

A cellulose resin produced by binding a hydrogenated cardanol containing 3-pentadecylcyclohexanol, and cellulose or a derivative thereof through the reaction between a hydroxy group of the hydrogenated cardanol, a hydroxy group of the cellulose or a derivative thereof and isocyanate groups of a diisocyanate compound.

Company name: NEC Corporation
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Aqueous ink compositions and method of preparing same

An aqueous ink composition includes at least 60% water by weight, an acrylic latex polymer suspension, a polyurethane suspension, a polyethylene wax suspension, and an organic solvent that comprises about 10% to about 30% of the ink composition. In methods for preparing an aqueous ink composition, a combination of the aforementioned components is...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Resin dispersion and resin particle

Disclosed are core-shell resin particles (C2) each comprising one or more film-like shell layers (P) comprising a resin (a) which is a polyurethane resin and a core layer (Q) comprising a resin (b). A core-shell resin particle (C2) is characterized in that the weight ratio between (P) and (Q) is from 0.1:99.9 to 70:30, the volatile content in the...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Medical adhesive

The present invention is directed to providing a safe medical adhesive, a cured body of which is hard to be degraded and decomposed and thus stable and the cured body generates less amount of acid, aldehyde, etc. due to degradation/decomposition. The medical adhesive includes a hydrophilic urethane prepolymer (UP) obtained by reacting a...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Adhesive binder, adhesive composition including the same, optical member, and associated methods

An adhesive binder, an adhesive composition including the same, an optical member, and associated methods, the adhesive binder including a (meth)acrylic copolymer having urethane, hydroxyl, aromatic, and vinyl groups in side chains thereof.

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Accelerated cure composition containing an isocyante functional prepolymer

A composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers; and b) one or more compounds containing one or more hydroperoxide groups; wherein components a) and b) are kept separate until cure is desired. The composition can be used in the form of a two part adhesive.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Modification of biomedical polymers for prevention of fouling and clotting

A surface-modified polymer is described, comprising a polymeric material and a self-assembling monolayer covalently bound thereto. The monolayer comprises monoethylene glycolated-OH (MEG-OH); 2-(3-trichlorosilyl-propyloxy)-ethyl-trifluoroacetate (7-OEG or MEG-TFA); 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl-13-trichlorosilyl-tridecanoate (TTTA); OEGylated TTTA...

Company name: Econous Systems
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Biodegradable polyurethane/urea compositions

The present invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane/urea polymeric compositions that are capable of in-vivo curing with low heat generation to form materials suitable for use in scaffolds in tissue engineering applications such as bone and cartilage repair. The polymers are desirably flowable and injectable and can support...

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Production of polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a process for producing polyurethane foams, by frothing and drying mixtures of specific polyurethane dispersions and crosslinkers.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Methods of making oligomers, coating compositions containing them, and coated articles

An oligomer is made by capping a uretdione compound of structure ##STR00001## with a compound (II) having an active hydrogen and a carbamate or cyclic carbonate group under conditions in which the isocyanate groups but not the uretdione group react. The product (III) is either reacted with a reactant having at least two active hydrogens under...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Self-renewing hydrophilic organic coatings

Hydrophilic coaling compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a polymer comprising a plurality of isocyanate groups and a blocking agent contacting at least one of the plurality of isocyanate groups.

Company name: Empire Technology Development
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Zwitterionic/amphiphilic pentablock copolymers and coatings therefrom

A zwitterionic/amphiphilic pentablock copolymer was prepared using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The pentablock copolymer is prepared for the atom transfer radical polymerization of a PDMS-PEO-Br macroinitiator and SBMA. The pentablock copolymer is incorporated into a polyurethane coating composition which is useful for antifouling...

Company name: NDSU Research Foundation
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

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 January 16th, 2014

Liquid cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising polyurethane foam abrasive particles

The present invention relates to a liquid, cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising abrasive cleaning particles.

Company name: The Procter and Gamble Company
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Device to protect vehicles in event of collision with obsticles

A protective device for securement to a hard surface to soften an impact of a vehicle against the surface includes a shock absorbing material forming a device core and a flexible membrane coating the shock absorbing material to enclose the shock absorbing material and provide a substantially soft, non-scratching surface. The core may be a foam...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Ceramic green body and method for producing the same

The ceramic slurry is prepared by mixing a ceramic powder, a solvent, a dispersion medium, an isocyanate, a polyol, and a catalyst for accelerating a urethane reaction between the isocyanate and the polyol. A temperature-sensitive catalyst, which substantially exhibits a catalyst function only within a specific temperature range including an active...

Company name: NGK Insulators
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Golf ball cores based on polyalkenamer and polybutadiene rubber blends

Golf balls containing a core comprising a blend of: a) about 1 to about 49 weight percent of a polybutadiene rubber having a relatively high Mooney viscosity, and b) about 51 to about 99 weight percent of a polyalkenamer rubber having a relatively low Mooney viscosity are provided. Single or multi-layered cores may be prepared. In addition, the...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Freight car yoke molding apparatus and method

This invention teaches an improved apparatus and method to make metal alloy castings, such as freight car yokes. One embodiment of the invention comprises a core mold assembly unit, wherein the mold unit is filled with molten metal. The core mold assembly units may be further formed of the same material, such as phenolic urethane impregnated sand,...

Company name: Columbus Steel Castings
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Bead foam compression molding method for low density product

Disclosed is a method for molding a foamed article, such as a midsole or outsole for footwear, in which a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads are placed in a compression mold in the shape of the article and the mold is brought to a peak temperature of from about C. to about C. over a period of from about...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

Low-foaming surfactants

Described are alkoxylated urethanes. Specifically, the alkoxylated urethanes are non-isocyanate urethanes (NIUs). The non-isocyanate urethanes that are described can be used as low-foam surfactants and, more particularly, as low-foam wetting agents.

Company name: Cognis
Published On: Thursday January 16th, 2014

In vitro and in vivo degradation behavior of n-HA/PCL-Pluronic-PCL polyurethane composites

Scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications should have suitable degradability in favor of new bone ingrowth after implantation into bone defects. In this study, degradation behavior of polyurethane composites composed of tri‐block copolymer Poly(caprolactone)‐Poluronic‐Poly(caprolactone) (PCL‐Pluronic‐PCL,...

Company name: The Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Development of environmentally friendly antifouling paints using biodegradable polymer and lower...

The development of new antifouling coatings with respect to the marine environment is actually crucial. The aim of the present work is to concept an erodible paint formulated with biodegradable polyester as binders and which combines two modes of prevention: chemical and physical repelling of biofouling. This system is principally dedicated to...

Company name: Ifremer
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

A Comparative Study of Anticorrosion Paints Based on Silicone-Urethane Binders: a Multilayer Primer

Using zinc phosphate, micaceous iron oxide and their combination in the composition of the undercoat, a series of novel multilayer paint systems based on different silicone-urethane binders with the same R/Si and Ph/R ratio have been formulated. The developed paint systems showed excellent mechanical, adhesion and chemical properties. Scanning...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Preparation and characterization of cellulose acetate/polysiloxane composites

Composites of cellulose acetate and polysiloxane were prepared using 3-isocyanatepropyltriethoxysilane, as a coupling agent. The structure, the thermal and dynamic-mechanical behaviors, and the morphology of the obtained composites were investigated. The composites showed phase separation which was confirmed by the presence of siloxane micro- and...

Company name: Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Processing Optimization of Deformed Plain Woven Thermoplastic Composites

This research addresses the processing optimization of post-manufactured, plain weave architecture composite panels consisted of four glass layers and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) when formed with only localized heating. Often times, during the production of deep drawn composite parts, a fabric preform experiences various defects, including...

Company name: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Published On: Monday January 20th, 2014

Studying Mechanics of Soft Materials with AFM

This video presentation from Bruker discusses the benefits and applications of AFMs (atomic force microscopes) in determining the local elastic properties (including elastic modulus) of polystyrene and polyurethane polymers at the nanoscale.AFM methods such as Macro DMA and Nanoindenter can be used along with Force-Volume and PeakForce QNM modes to...

Company name: Bruker
Published On: Sunday December 01st, 2013


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