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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Global and China Polyurethane Industry Chain Report 2013 and 2016 Forecast Research Report Available...

Polyurethane products include polyurethane rigid foam, soft foam, elastomers, coatings, adhesives, fibers, etc., widely used in many fields such as automobile, refrigerator, construction, footwear, synthetic leather and fabric.In 2013, the global output of polyurethane products hit about 19 million tons, 60% of which were polyurethane rigid and...

Company name: ResearchMoz
Published On: Monday January 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating

Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon-nanotube-based coating that greatly reduces the flammability of foam commonly used in upholstered furniture and other soft furnishings.The flammability of...

Company name: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
Are flame-retardant chemicals doing more harm than good?

Talk about a hot issue! Flame retardants in clothing, furniture and electrical equipment are supposed to protect us from fire, but according to some critics, they create more problems than they solve. The argument is that exposure to these chemicals may be linked with a variety of health problems that outweigh any benefit that may be provided by...

Company name: McGill University
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> REINFORCEMENTS
Michelman to Introduce Food Contact Compliant Fiber Sizings at JEC Europe Composites Show

Michelman will introduce new fiber sizings that comply with the European Plastic Implementing Measure (EC/10/2011) at the JEC Europe Composites show taking place March 11-13, 2014 in Paris, France. The new PIM compliant solutions are ideal for sizing fiber that will be used in composites destined for applications including coffee machines, plastic...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> GREEN BASED
BioAmber Signs BDO Take-or-Pay Contract for Planned 100,000 Ton Plant

BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced it has signed a take-or-pay contract for bio-based 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) with Vinmar International. Under the terms of the 15-year master off-take agreement, Vinmar has committed to purchase 100% of the BDO produced in a 100,000 ton per year capacity...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Thursday January 23rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Huntsman Performance Products to Expand Global Polyetheramines Capacity

The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation announced today that it will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15 percent as a result of debottlenecking three of its PEA manufacturing plants globally. The financial investment and capacity was not disclosed.Expansion is currently underway in the Americas,...

Company name: Huntsman Performance Products
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
BASF Announces MDI Increase

Effective February 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all Lupranate MDI products by $ 0.10 per pound.This increase is necessitated by continued upward pressure on feedstock costs.

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Plastic Resin Markets in China (16 Full Research Reports Collection) New Research Report Available...

China's demand for plastic resin markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This is a collection of 16 full market research reports on plastics, polyurethane, polyester, epoxy, PVC, PE, PP, PS ABS, PET, amino resin, phenolic resin, thermoset resin, acrylic resin,...

Company name: ReportsnReports.com
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Tank protection still strong after four years with elastomeric coating

Barrick Gold Granny Smith Mine has used a protective coating from Australian Urethane Systems to provide long-term protection to a steel tank against chemical and abrasion attack.POLYEURO 1050H was used in the refurbishment of carbon in leach gold process tanks.It provided superior bond to the substrate and a seamless elastomeric coating to the...

Company name: Australian Urethane Systems
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Dur-A-Flex's New Accelera(TM) Fast Track Flooring System Helps Contractors Increase Efficiency,...

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has released Accelera(TM) Fast Track Flooring, the newest in its lineup of performance systems. Based on a proprietary new chemistry that eliminates lengthy install times, Accelera delivers high performance features typical of...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
RPM Acquires Citadel Floor Coatings Business

RPM International Inc. announced today that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Citadel Restoration and Repair, Inc., a producer and marketer of premium concrete and wood deck floor coatings for both the professional contractor and do-it-yourself (DIY) markets. Based in North St. Paul, Minnesota, Citadel has annual sales of approximately $10...

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Thursday January 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Expertise in Cold Storage Spray Foam Applications Is Key to Contractor's Success - Larry McRae has...

When it comes to spray foam, you name it, I've done it. That's how Larry McRae, owner of Florida-based McRae Foam & Coating (MFC), summarizes his years of experience with spray polyurethane foam. Since the age of seven, McRae was immersed into the SPF world by his father, who started MFC, and now McRae is gradually giving the reigns to his 20-year...

Company name: McRae Foam & Coating
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
New Look, Feel for Spray Foam Industry's Largest Publication

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine is pleased to announce its first issue of the year. The January/February edition sports a sleek look and a refined format for 2014. The current issue can now be read for free online and in mobile apps, and will also be featured in print at the 2014 SprayFoam Convention & Expo. We're excited about our Second...

Company name: Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
Polyurethane Foam Product With High Bio-Based Content

SucraSeal is a polyurethane foam product with high bio-based content. Polyurethanes are an integral part of most of our lives. Polyurethanes are used in cars, mattresses, adhesives, coatings, refrigerators, coolers, footwear, seating, faux wood, and medical devices among other things. Polyurethane is a very versatile chemical able to be produced...

Company name: Sucraseal
Published On: Monday January 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Hybrid Coating Expands Technology With UV Curing: World's Only Isocyanate Free UV Curing...

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has expanded its technology with a new UV curing formulation. The Company's new formulation is the only non isocyanate UV curing polyurethane formulation in the world. This new formulation allows the Company's floor coating products to fully cure within an hour instead of 7 days which...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Thursday January 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel Opens New Technical Center in Korea

Henkel Korea, a subsidiary of the Henkel Group, officially inaugurated the innovative Henkel Korea Technical Center today. The launch strengthens Henkel's position as the global leader in the adhesives market as well as demonstrating its focus on Korea and other emerging markets.Henkel Korea officially launched the Henkel Korea Technical Center on...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Global TPU Films Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2013 to 2018 - Industry...

The global demand for TPU films has seen an upswing over the last two years, owing to a period of stability in the automotive industry. Key automotive applications of TPU films include exterior applications such as paint protection, scratch protection, anti-stone chipping, cowl protection, and rear bumper protection. Over the past few years, the...

Company name: Grand View Research
Published On: Monday January 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Variety of Soft TPEs Available from APS Elastomers for Appliance Gaskets and Seals

APS Elastomers offers a variety of soft TPEs that are a cost-effective alternative to conventional thermoset rubbers typically used for extruded glazing gaskets and seals for refrigerators, dishwashers and other appliances.Viprene TPV P-series combines the various mechanical performance properties of thermoset rubber with the processing ease of...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
HEXCEL Promotes New Composite Technologies for Sports Equipment at ISPO, Munich, 2014

Hexcel, a global leader in carbon fibre and composites innovation, is promoting its latest products and technologies for sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2014, taking place January 26th to 29th. Hexcel will show how innovations in resin matrix development and weaving technologies are transforming composite structures in sports equipment and other...

Company name: Hexcel Composites
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Cannon at PU Tech India 2014

The Cannon Group will be present at PU TECH 2014, the 4th Polyurethane Exhibition & Conference in India that will be held during 12-14 March 2014 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida (near New Delhi), IndiaThe Polyurethane Industry is one of the rapidly growing industries in India: it has registered double digit growth during the past five years and...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
Marking of OSV mixing and casting equipment parts

This year OSV Technologiya has introduced a novelty in the process of producing OSV mixing and casting equipment. Now the parts of OSV machines, produced by OSV Technologiya specialists, have their own marking. In fact, OSV logo will be engraved on the metal parts and components of OSV mixing and dosing heads.

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
PMC to Give Away Great Products in Drawings at SPFA 2014!

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) will have industry-leading equipment on display in Booth #607 as well as offering a chance to win PMC products during this year's SPFA Convention & Expo coming up in Palm Springs, CA from January 26-29, 2014.Still in the "spirit of giving" following the holidays, PMC will be holding (4) give away Drawings...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
US announces strong housing data for 2013

According to the US Census Bureau, an estimated 974,700 housing units were authorised by building permits in 2013, this is 17.5 % above the 2012 figure of 829,700.The bureau also reported that a total of 923,400 housing units were started during 2013, an increase of 18.3 % on the 780,600 starts made in 2012. In total 762,200 housing units were...

Company name: US Census Bureau
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
General Plastics Expands Line of Polyurethane Continuous Insulation (CI) Blocks

Polyurethane innovator General Plastics Manufacturing Company has added new products to its premier LAST-A-FOAM R-9300 Continuous Insulation Block Series. Addressing the need for thermal isolation while supporting heavy structural loads, the company's expanded thermal block offerings extend a building insulation envelope from the roof to the...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Global automotive NVH materials market: 4.8% CAGR forecast between 2012-16

The Global Automotive Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) Materials market is to grow at a CAGR of percent over the period 4.82 percent. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the demand for comfort and safety in automobiles. The Global Automotive NVH Materials market has also been witnessing the increasing...

Company name: Companiesandmarkets.com
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Whirlpool Transitions U.S. Refrigerator Production to Use Proprietary Honeywell Blowing Agent

Whirlpool Corp. has begun using Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) in insulation for U.S.-made refrigerators and freezers.The global warming potential (GWP) of the new foam blowing agent is 99.9% lower than that of HFC-245fa, the most common foam blowing agent used in the U.S. appliance industry. Conversion of all Whirlpool U.S....

Company name: Whirlpool
Published On: Thursday January 23rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
Tema Isenmann introduce the new innovative WS2.10

Tema Isenmann has recently introduced WS2.10 polyurethane wear products for the Quarrying industry.The WS2.10 patent pending attachment system utilising the highest quality wear resistant polyurethane makes it one of the most innovative products ever developed for the Quarrying industry. WS2.10 offers ease of installation, reduction of maintenance...

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Monday January 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
The Gates Corporation to Introduce New 48” FlatClean™ Food Grade Belts at 2014 International...

Gates Mectrol, a business unit of The Gates Corporation, today announced it will introduce a new version of its 48" FlatClean™ food conveying belt in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses at the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. from Jan. 28-30.Both the 2mm and 3mm 48" FlatClean belts are constructed with easy-to-clean...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Thursday January 23rd, 2014

 
TESTING
Mechanical Foam Testing Systems test to ASTM D3574, ISO 2439.

ADMET, a manufacturer of materials testing machines, today announced a new line of mechanical testing systems configured to perform common foam compression tests according to ASTM D3574, ISO 2439, and other foam testing standards. The systems are all controlled by the company's MTESTQuattro software and come in a variety of frame sizes to...

Company name: ADMET
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Elevance Names Chief Technology Officer

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announced today that it has hired Robert "Bob" Kumpf as the company's Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Kumpf will focus on expanding the organization's product and applications development capabilities."Bob's breadth of experience and knowledge make him a tremendous addition to our leadership team," said...

Company name: Elevance Renewable Sciences
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
Latex International selects Vinson to manage midwest sales

Industry supplier Latex International has appointed John Vinson director of sales for the company's central U.S. division. Vinson is responsible for working with existing customers to development new programs and strategies, as well as opening new sales channels in the region.With nearly a decade of experience in the home furnishings industry,...

Company name: Latex International
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
Dymax Corporation is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of Rob Kleinschmidt as Americas Sales...

Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Kleinschmidt as Americas Sales Manager. In his new position, Rob will report to Jennifer Mann, Director Of Sales and Marketing, and will be responsible for effectively implementing sales growth and expansion utilizing Dymax Leading Edge Technology through the management of the Regional...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
Grunert appointed as new President of Isopa

At the General Assembly of Isopa on 10 December 2013, Frank Grunert of Bayer MaterialScience has been confirmed as President of the industry association. He took over this position first on an interim basis, effective 1 October 2013, after Uwe Hartwig of BASF has receded as previous President of Isopa.Frank Grunert is Regional Head Polyurethanes at...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
BASF invests approximately €7 million in the resin production at its Münster site

BASF is investing around €7 million to expand and optimize the resin production at its Munster site. Resin is an important intermediate for the production of all paint materials. The capacity expansion supports the company's plans for growth.With this investment, we are primarily strengthening the competitiveness of the Munster site, explained Dr....

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
Chemtura Files Lawsuit Today Seeking to Overturn Regulation Modifying California’s Landmark Fire...

Amended regulatory rules and a new smolder-only test weaken fire safety standards for upholstered furniture in California and represent a significant risk to California consumers, according to a lawsuit filed today in Superior Court of California in Sacramento.The lawsuit, filed by Chemtura Corporation, seeks to overturn newly adopted rules that...

Company name: Chemtura
Published On: Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

 
Wanhua-BorsodChem at the 6th Polyurethanex in Russia

From February 25th - till 27th, 2014, the 6th POLYURETHANEX Exhibition will again be held at the Crocus Expo Center in Moscow. The purpose of the event is to boost the Russian polyurethane market, and to develop and introduce new polyurethane technologies and materials to a wide range of industries, such as automotive, construction, furniture &...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
China Sinopec Changling to Start up 100 kt HPPO Project in H1 of 2014

China Sinopec's Changling Petrochemical plans to start up its 100 kt hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant in Hunan province, according to reports from Hunan.After completing foundation construction, the crew is now ready to install equipment, which is more excited for everyone, said the local news report.This is self innovative project...

Company name: Sinopec
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
Stepan website now available in four additional languages

Stepan Company is pleased to announce that our website is now available in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese — making the site even more accessible for our growing global audience.

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Halogen-free poly(alkylene phosphates)

The present invention relates to halogen-free oligomer mixtures of poly(alkylene phosphates), production of these and use as flame retardants, and also to flame-retardant polyurethanes comprising halogen-free oligomer mixtures as flame retardants.

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Aliphatic polycarbonate polyols containing silyl groups

In one aspect, the present invention pertains to novel silyl polyurethane (SPUR) compositions incorporating aliphatic polycarbonate polyols, as well as methods of making, formulating and using these novel materials. Also provided are films and higher polymers made from the novel SPUR compositions, as well as articles coated with, made from, or...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Process for the in situ production of polyether polyols based on renewable materials and their use...

A polyether polyol based on renewable materials is obtained by the in situ production of a polyether from a hydroxyl group-containing vegetable oil, at least one alkylene oxide and a low molecular weight polyol having at least 2 hydroxyl groups. The polyol is produced by introducing the hydroxyl group-containing vegetable oil, a catalyst and an...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Self-crosslinkable polysiloxane-modified polyhydroxy polyurethane resin, process for producing said...

A problem is to provide, in the field of polyhydroxy polyurethane resins the development of applications of which has not moved ahead by conventional technologies, a self-crosslinking polyhydroxy polyurethane resin, which enables to provide products, such as imitation leathers, excellent in abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, heat resistance...

Company name: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOPLASTIC
Granular polyurethane resin composition and molded article of the same

Disclosed is a granular polyurethane resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyurethane resin which contains a hard segment obtained by a reaction between a polyisocyanate and a chain extender. The polyisocyanate contains isocyanate groups of 1,4-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane in an amount of not less than 50% by more relative to the total...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating agents having high scratch resistance and weathering stability

Disclosed are coating compositions comprising (a) at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), (b) at least one compound (B) having isocyanate groups, and (c) at least one catalyst (D) for the crosslinking of silane groups, said catalyst (D) comprising phosphorus. It is an aspect of the disclosed coating compositions that (i) one or more...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Carboxybetaine-functionalized diols and zwitterionic polyurethane hydrogels derived therefrom

A compound having the formula: X.sup.-N.sup.+(CH.sub.3)(CH.sub.2CH.sub.2OH).sub.2[(CH.sub.2).sub.n--COO-- -R.sup.1] and a polymer having the repeat unit: X.sup.-{--OCH.sub.2CH.sub.2--N.sup.+(CH.sub.3)[(CH.sub.2).sub.n--CO--Y]--- CH.sub.2CH.sub.2O--CO--NH--R.sup.2--NH--CO--}. R.sup.1 is an ester protecting group, R.sup.2 is an organic group, X is a...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane materials with controlled hydrophobic to hydrophilic ratio...

The biocompatible, biodegradable materials in the solid and/or liquid form are based on segmented linear polyurethanes and/or segmented crosslinked polyurethanes based on A) one or more biocompatible polyols susceptible to hydrolytic and/or enzymatic degradation having a molecular weight of 100 to 20,000 dalton and a number of active hydroxyl...

Company name: DePuySynthes
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Corrosion inhibiting self-expanding foam

A corrosion prevention and control composition and method comprises combining primarily two-component polyurethane foam formed by reacting polyols with an isocyanate compound, and a 2 to 10 percent by weight of either an organic or inorganic gas-phase corrosion inhibitor. The closed cell foam provides a barrier protection for the underlying...

Company name: U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; (b) about 0.05 to about 1 equivalents of at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; (c) about 0.01 to about 0.3 equivalents of at least one...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Aqueous coating composition

An aqueous coating composition contains a binder combination A) including A1) and A2) wherein A1) contains 60 to 90 wt % of a water-dilutable (meth)acrylate copolymer containing a) 10 to 80 wt % of a reaction product of a monoepoxyester and an unsaturated acid functional monomer, b) 0 to 40 wt % of a hydroxyl functional unsaturated monomer that is...

Company name: US COATINGS
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Bamboo composite timbers

A bamboo composite timber and method for making the same is presented. Bamboo slats are laid up into a preform in a mold and coated with a urethane adhesive. The slats are arranged in the preform in side-to-side, end-to-end and face-to-face orientation. The composite is subjected to elevated temperature and pressure in the mold until the adhesive...

Company name: TJ Technology
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
Adhesive for solar battery backsheet

An adhesive for solar battery backsheet. Further, a solar battery backsheet comprising the adhesive, and a solar battery module comprising the backsheet. The adhesive comprises the reaction product of an acrylic polyol (a1) with an isocyanate compound (a2), in which the acrylic polyol (a1) has a glass transition temperature of 20.degree. C. or...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

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

Disclosed is a moisture-curable hot melt adhesive which has a high initial adhesive strength and is also excellent in adhesion to a slightly adhesive material. This adhesive comprises an urethane prepolymer having an isocyanate group at its end, and (A) an acrylic polymer, wherein the acrylic polymer has a polymer (A1) containing a moiety derived...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Process for producing blends made of polylactides (PLAS) and of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUS)

Blends made of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) and of polylactides (PLAs) are produced via A) reaction of at least one thermoplastic polyurethane with at least one diisocyanate or one diisocyanate prepolymer which has at least two isocyanate groups, or a mixture thereof, in the melt, with reduction of the molar mass of the thermoplastic...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Door made of polyurethane and method for manufacturing the same

A door made of polyurethane, including a door body, the door body including a plurality of integrated plates stacked on one another for supporting. A method for preparing the door includes providing a mold, and spraying a parting agent inside the mold; heating the mold to a temperature of 30-70.degree. C., spraying the parting agent, and placing a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Insulated electric wire

According to one embodiment, an insulated electric wire is disclosed. The insulated electric wire includes a conductor and an insulating film formed on the conductor, the insulating film including a first layer of a first polyamideimide containing an adhesion improver, a second layer of a second polyamideimide obtained by reacting an isocyanate...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> PIPES INSULATION & SEALING
Process for the continuous production of foams in pipes

The present invention relates to a continuous process for producing an insulated pipe comprising at least one medium pipe, an outer pipe, a layer of at least one polyurethane between the at least one medium pipe and outer pipe and a film tube between the at least one polyurethane and the outer pipe, which comprises at least the steps (A) provision,...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Polyurethane-based photochromic optical materials

A photochromic composition for making optical materials comprising a polyurethane prepolymer formed by combining an isocyanate and a compound having an active hydrogen containing group, a polysilsequioxane and a photochromic compound. The photochromic composition may also include a monomer that has both an active hydrogen containing group and an...

Company name: Signet Armorlite
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> BATHING
Structural wall design of a composite bathing vessel

A bathing vessel has a first and a second sandwiched wall, each wall having a first layer of polyurethane material, a second layer of polyurethane material attached to the first layer, a third layer of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material attached to the second layer, and a fourth layer of acrylic material attached to the third layer. A...

Company name: Masco Bath
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Hydrophobically modified cationic polymer

The present invention relates to hydrophobically modified cationic polymers obtainable by the polymerization of one or more cationic ethylenically unsaturated monomers with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having anhydride, imide, lactone, carboxylic acid, isocyanate or blocked isocyanate group and a reactive siloxane and processes for...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
Carbon dioxide capture and conversion to a carbamate salt and polyurea

A method for treating carbon dioxide includes preparing a polyamine composition and delivering a stream containing carbon dioxide to the polyamine composition. The carbon dioxide reacts with polyamine in the polyamine composition to form a carbamate salt. A method for producing polyurea from carbon dioxide includes delivering a stream containing...

Company name: University of North Dakota
Published On: Friday January 24th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Multi-walled carbon nanotube layer-by-layer coatings with a trilayer structure to reduce foam...

In order to improve the stability and growth speed of coating, a trilayer (TL) methodology was adapted and resulting film shows high thickness compared to the dimensions of the carbon nanotube. First, the multi-walled carbon nanotubes were functionalized via simple direct amination to be stabilized in the water with positive surface charge. Amine...

Company name: The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid Polyurethane Foams for Industrial Applications

General Plastics Manufacturing offers the LAST-A-FOAM rigid CFC-free polyurethane foam products that are produced using special chemical formulas. The products are versatile, strong, cost-effective, and durable. They are also consistent and uniform in all physical properties.A broad spectrum of formulations is available in various densities....

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
High-density and Eco-friendly Polyurethane Foams

Polyurethane foam can be divided into two categories, such as open-cell and closed-cell foam. The former is a plastic with incomplete cell walls and include holes through which air and liquid can easily travel, while the latter is a plastic created of bubbles that are continuous and completely oblong or spherical.General Plastics Manufacturing, a...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
General Plastics’ BLAST-TAMER Wall System Provides Nonflammable Barrier Solution for Munitions...

The Air National Guard (ANG) was looking for rigid polyurethane foam solutions to store munitions for its civil air defense facilities. The center was particularly looking for an economical, nonflammable barrier solution to store Division 1.1 and 1.4 explosives.Key requirements of ANG included materials that have no adverse burn characteristics and...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Tuesday January 21st, 2014

 
 

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