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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM launches DIEXTER E a new family of polyester polyols based on renewable raw materials

In accordance with its corporate sustainability code, COIM, global polyurethane chemicals manufacturer, announces the launch of a new series of polyester polyols based on renewable raw materials marketed under the DIEXTER E brand.The DIEXTER E series is the result of extensive research and application work carried by the COIM Group R&D centre...

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Mitsui Chemicals Announces World's First Large Scale XDI Plant

President & CEO: Toshikazu Tanaka) announced that the Company will take its competitive edge in its world top share ophthalmic lens monomers and coatings & engineering materials to the next level by constructing the world's first large scale plant for XDI within its Omuta Works (Kyushu, Japan). This new development is one of several measures the...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Global TDI Consumption to Reach 2.5 Mln Tonnes in 2016

In-demand research report "Isocyanates Market in CIS Countries and Globally" worked out by BAC Reports has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, in 2016, the world consumption of TDI is poised to reach 2.5 million tonnes in volume.Methylene di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) are the...

Company name: Market Publishers
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Mitsui to close MDI plant at Omuta

Mitsui Chemicals today announced a major restructuring of its operations as a result of the volatility in the polyurethane and phenol markets. Mitsui's board of directors has approved a restructuring plan, which will result in the closure of several production facilities in Japan. Mitsui says that it will close all production plants at the...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Saturday February 08th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
New 2K polyurethane coating formulations withstand harsh conditions

Coatings contractors and applicators are seeking high-performance coatings tough enough to withstand harsh environments. Offering durability and high functionality, two-component (2K) polyurethane systems are becoming an attractive option for protecting pipes where challenging conditions often include field application, high service temperatures,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Talk of the town: Residential garage floor with high durability polyaspartic coating has neighbors...

Polyaspartic coatings can make a functional garage the talk of the neighborhood. While the neighbors' rubbernecking eventually subsides, the high performance and durability of polyaspartic coatings remain.To demonstrate the practical benefits of polyaspartic coatings, Bayer MaterialScience LLC monitored the application of a two-part polyaspartic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Icynene ‘next generation' closed cell spray foam insulation innovation, Icynene ProSeal™, sets new...

Spray foam industry leader, Icynene today unveiled its next generation closed-cell medium density spray foam insulation product - Icynene ProSeal™. Offering an impressive R-value of R7 per inch, Icynene ProSeal™ will set a new benchmark in optimal thermal performance for commercial and residential construction across North America."Icynene entered...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG to acquire high-heat-resistant coatings supplier

PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., a privately-owned supplier of high-temperature-resistant and insulative coatings, based in Boxborough, Mass. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter, subject to customary...

Company name: PPG Industries, Inc.
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
February issue of European Coatings JOURNAL is out:The right choice

We usually have positive associations, when we hear the word "choice”. It seems convenient at first glance, if there is apparently more than one option to choose from. But as soon as it becomes clear that the word "choice” de facto stands for a constriction, a scarcity of the offer, it immediately seems less appealing.This observation is also true...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
Rhino Linings Corporation Expands Building Product Lines

Rhino Linings Corporation made a name for itself in the truck accessories market as the leader insprayed-on truck bed liners. But over the past several years, the company has expanded its focus to include the building and construction market.Today, in addition to its vehicle protection, elastomeric and specialty coatings business units, Rhino...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
American WeatherStar Announces New Recipient of Their 2014 'Spotlight On Excellence' Program

American WeatherStar (AWS) is pleased to announce that Diversified Coatings is the first recipient of their 2014 "Spotlight On Excellence" for their work on a 20,000 sq. ft. Deck Coatings Project installed at the Carrollton Water Plant in New Orleans, Louisiana.Last spring, AWS received a call from Roofing Solutions about an industrial deck coating...

Company name: American Weatherstar
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
Scott Bader launches three new eco-friendly crysticROOF products

Company's in-house R&D team has risen to the challenge of providing building designers, specifiers and contractors with technologies in roofing products based on glass-reinforced polyester resin (GRP) and acrylic coatings which can help the environment and improve health and safety by reducing building energy consumption, reducing volatile...

Company name: Scott Bader
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Success Story: Knowing the numbers helped roofing company

Advanced Roofing and Sheetmetal focuses on continuity.The Fort Myers-based roofing company has maintained the same ownership and the same telephone number for nearly 35 years. And while its services and products have both evolved and diversified, the company's core values - and many of its business relationships - have spanned decades."When you're...

Company name: Advanced Roofing
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
ICC-ES Issues New EPA Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR® Certifications

The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a recognized Certification Body for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR program, has issued EPA certification supplements to The Dow Chemical Company (ESR-3228) and Johns Manville (ESR-3398). Products receiving the EPA certification are The Dow Chemical Company's...

Company name: ICC Evaluation Service
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
Demilec Spray Foam and CEO Zain Mahmood Support the Work of the Spray Foam Coalition Code of Conduct

The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) recently adopted a new SFC Code of Conduct to further demonstrate the member companies' commitment to the continuous improvement in health, safety and product stewardship of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) products. This is the first commitment of its kind in the SPF...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Berger Paints conducts Advanced Wood Finishes Programme

For the first time in Oman, Berger Paints hosted a two-day programme on Advanced Wood Finishes at the Al Bustan Palace in association with Prof. Jamil Baghdachi from Eastern Michigan University to provide updated information on global trends in wood finishingMuscat: Berger Paints recently concluded an exclusive programme on Advanced Wood Finishes...

Company name: Berger Paints
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
DAP introduces SmartBond Polyurethane adhesive

DAP introduces SmartBond, a polyurethane adhesive that cures fast and develops a strong, durable, permanent bond to most building materials, says the company. It allows for less gunning, less fatigue, and less change out for users, adds DAP. DAP says a 20 oz. can of SmartBond Subfloor adhesive delivers about 400 linear feet at 1/2 bead compared to...

Company name: DAP Products
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
Cost Effective Protection for Submersible Components - Urethane Elastomer Series for Underwater and...

The 20-2330 Series of low durometer urethanes, ranging from Shore A 30 to Shore A 90, is perfect for protecting electronic and other components in extreme conditions. This Series has outstanding resistance to water, good chemical resistance, and provides great electrical insulation. The products maintain their flexibility over a broad temperature...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
ArgoGraph® Two-Part TPU Graphic Film System SGIA Journal Case History

Sign Techniques, Inc., of Chicopee, Massachusetts, is one of the first sign/vehicle graphics companies to use Argotec LLC's new ArgoGraph Two-Part TPU Graphic Film System as a premium vehicle wrap. The product was introduced at the 2013 SGIA Expo where it won SGIA's Product of the Year Award in the Non-PVC Media for Digital Inkjet category.The...

Company name: Argotec
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
APS Elastomers Compounds Low Cost TPUs for Shoe Heels and Wheel Applications

APS Elastomers offers a low cost polyester-based TPU for less demanding applications. These economical grades are suitable for shoe heels and roller wheel applications. The injection molded TPU is available in hardness range of Shore A 80 to Shore D 64 and exhibits good mechanical and processability properties."Our ability to custom compound...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Meter/mix/dispense machines: The suppliers and systems

HPC's meter/mix/dispense (MMD) roundup includes this collection of the principle suppiers of MMD equipment, presented ere in alphabetical order:2KM North America (2KMNA, Williamsville, N.Y.) Derived from 2 Komponenten Maschinenbau (2 Component Machine Engineering), this Germany-based, family-owned company has supplied more than 5,000 machines since...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Spray Polyurethane Foam Plays Crucial Role In Improving Home Performance

Understanding home building, and possessing the key ingredients to maximize building performance, is the M.O. of Smart Sealed Insulation (SSI). Based in Chicago, Illinois and serving the greater Chicago area, SSI prides itself on providing impeccable customer service for all applications rendered: home performance retrofits, energy audits, and...

Company name: Smart Sealed Insulation
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Achieving a balance between investment and results with spray foam insulation

There are ways to invest in a home that can help improve its value and generate genuine improvement in the overall value of a building. Adding the right kinds of upgrades can create a positive living environment and provide ongoing quality while residents reside there. These proper upgrades can also result in enhanced resale value when it comes...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Bahrain Foam Factory showcases new products

Bahrain Foam Factory (BFF), a major manufacturer of polyurethane foam used mainly in the furniture and bedding industries, is showcasing its sofa bed and new bean bag at the Gulf Industry Fair in Bahrain.The sofa bed is an all-purpose model that can be folded into a seat or opened out into a mattress. "It can be used outdoors especially on desert...

Company name: Bahrain Foam Factory
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
GelPro, the World’s Leader in Comfort Flooring Solutions, is Awarded GSA Contract

Let's Gel, Inc announced today that its new line of comfort flooring, NewLife Eco-Pro and select GelPro Comfort Mats, have been awarded a GSA Schedule 72 contract. The products are available on the government's e-commerce site, www.gsaadvantage.gov. The NewLife Eco-Pro mats are a reasonable accommodation for federal employees looking to reduce the...

Company name: Let’s Gel
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Texane wins Paris airport deal

A Harborough business is celebrating after winning a big contract to keep passengers moving around France's busiest airport.Texane, of Welland Business Park in Harborough, will be supplying polyurethane wheels for travelators throughout Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, which has more than 60 million passengers a year.The contract is worth...

Company name: Texane
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
The Many Options of Polyurethane Caster Wheels

Polyurethane casters are in a league of their own; one of the best caster options available. Their quality and lifetime will easily return any initial cost, and are a great fit for industrial use. One of the biggest benefits of polyurethane casters is the weight capacity; double the capacity of rubber casters.A wide variety of options is something...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Polyurethane seal from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies replaces PTFE seals in hydraulic piston...

Hydratech Industries, a leading provider of solutions for wind power facilities and hydraulic systems, is relying on a polyurethane sealing solution from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies for its new hydraulic accumulator. Test comparisons with other products have shown that Freudenberg-NOK's SIMKO 300 seal ring offers distinct advantages over...

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Wolf Group acquires majority of shares in Olivé Química S.A., a Spanish company

Krimelte, a Member of Wolf Group, Estonian capital based building material producer and one of Estonia's biggest exporters, has acquired 75% shares in Olivé Química S.A. Olivé Química represents a family enterprise established in 1974 in Barcelona and characterised by long-standing traditions. Its main business is in the development, production and...

Company name: Olivé Química
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
Dow Solutions Take Center Stage to Enable More Sustainable, Higher-Performing Olympic Winter Games...

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, taking place February 7-23 in Russia's Black Sea resort, will count on technologies and innovations from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Worldwide Olympic Partner and The Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games, on all fronts. From competition venues to city infrastructure, from re-engineered team...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Minister of Economic Development of Russia Visits Dow Izolan

On February 1, the Minister of Economic Development of Russia, Alexey Ulyukaev, and the Governor Vladimir region, Svetlana Orlova, visited Dow Izolan, a joint venture company for polyurethanes systems production formed in 2006 by The Dow Chemical Company and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan Ltd., a leading polyurethane manufacturer in...

Company name: Dow Izolan
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Laader Berg appoints Cellular Technology as distributor for Canada and the USA

Laader Berg AS, the well-known manufacturer of Maxfoam flexible polyurethane foam machines for over 50 years, has appointed Cellular Technology International, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA, as its sales agent for the United States and Canada, with effect from 1 February 2014.Cellular Technology will have responsibility for sales of Maxfoam continuous...

Company name: Cellular Technology
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
PIMA Sponsors Sustainable Energy in America Factbook: Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency and Renewable...

The latest installment of the Sustainable Energy in America 2014 Factbook - produced for The Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance -has found that renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency advancements such as insulation are leading a transformation of America's energy.Despite ever-shifting political...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
DSM enters into agreement with SyntheZyme LLC for Production of Surfactants

DSM Nutritional Products, a subsidiary of Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced today that it has entered into a collaboration with SyntheZyme LLC under a Development and Option to License Agreement to develop products based on SyntheZyme LLC's biosurfactant platform. For decades, the production of...

Company name: SyntheZyme
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
Sika strenthens position in Brazil through acquisition

Sika has agreed to acquire Lwart Química Ltda., a renowned supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The acquisition strengthens Sika's position in the Brazilian construction chemicals market and complements Sika's geographical footprint in Brazil. Last year Lwart Química generated net sales of CHF 33 million.Lwart Química Ltda. is a quality...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
Selena’s brand new corporate website

Selena Group - global manufacturer of construction chemistry - launched a new corporate website. The site facilitates investor relations and showcases Selena as a multinational house of brands. By bringing the company closer, the modern corporate website embodies one of the elements featured in the company's new mission statement „Together we...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Wednesday January 29th, 2014

 
Selena at SibBuild 2014 trade show in Russia

Selena Group - global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemistry - is exhibiting at SibBuild 2014 trade show in Russia. The show will be taking place in Novosibirsk in Russia from 28 till 30 of January. Russian Selena will present a wide range of TYTAN Professional branded products. SibBuild 2014 ASelena's product offering in Russia...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Tuesday February 04th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Coatings Research Group Taps New Chief

Coatings industry veteran Richard Scott has become the sixth executive director of the Coatings Research Group Inc. (CRGI), the international coating manufacturers association based in Cleveland, OH.Scott succeeds Dr. Jackie Savoca, who retired after serving as executive director since 2000. The change was effective Feb. 1.Scott has more than 25...

Company name: the Coatings Research Group
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Akhtar new Managing Director of BASF Pakistan

Effective 1 February 2014, Faisal Akhtar has been appointed as Managing Director of BASF Pakistan (Private) Limited and Managing Director of BASF Chemicals & Polymers Pakistan (Private) Limited. He succeeds Qazi-Sajid Ali, who will retire effective 31 March 2014.Prior to joining BASF, Akhtar was General Manager, Chemicals Business for ICI Pakistan...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
Mike Acker Named as Dymax Regional Sales Manager

Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Acker as a Regional Sales Manager in the Field Sales Department. In his new position, Mike will report to Rob Kleinschmidt, Americas Sales Manager, and will provide a key service in helping manufacturers in the western and southern states solve their most complex application problems...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
RECYCLIBILITY
Making a bee-line for waste plastics

Two species of bee have lately been abandoning natural hive-building materials in favour of post-consumer plastics, according to Canadian ecologist Scott MacIvor of York University. Using stray products such as plastic shopping bags, the insects have successfully created artificial nests.The exotic alfalfa leaf cutter bee and the campanula resin...

Company name: York University
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polymer-dispersed polyol and process for producing flexible polyurethane foam

To provide a process for producing a flexible polyurethane foam having a higher biomass degree than a conventional flexible polyurethane foam and excellent in foam physical properties and its appearance. A polymer-dispersed polyol obtained by polymerizing a vinyl monomer in the presence of the following polyol (a1) derived from a natural fat/oil...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Non-aqueous pigment ink

A non-aqueous pigment ink which suppresses show-through and improves the print density in printed items, and also exhibits excellent storage stability. The non-aqueous pigment ink comprises a pigment, a non-aqueous solvent, and non-aqueous resin dispersion particles having a pigment dispersion capability, wherein the non-aqueous resin dispersion...

Company name: Riso Kagaku
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Binder for ink-jet printing ink, ink-jet printing ink containing the same, and printed matter

It is an object of the present invention to provide a binder for ink-jet printing ink that can form printed images having excellent scratch resistance and good alcohol resistance without impairing good discharge stability of ink. The present invention relates to a binder for ink-jet printing ink including a polyurethane (A) that has a hydroxyl...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Inkjet recording ink set, ink cartridge, inkjet recording device, inkjet recording method, and image...

To provide an inkjet recording ink set, which contains a cyan ink, magenta ink, yellow ink, and black ink, wherein each ink contains at least a pigment, a surfactant, water, water-soluble organic solvent, and anionic self-emulsifying ether-based polyurethane, wherein each ink contains, as the pigment, a combination of a (i) pigment dispersion...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Bio-based binder and fiberglass insulation

A curable aqueous binder has two primary components. The first component is a bio-based material or mixture of bio-based materials such as starch or polyvinyl alcohol. The second component is one or more compounds selected from the group of urea, polyurea and substituted urea. The first and second components make up most (i.e. 50% or more) of all...

Company name: Ecosynthetix
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Silane-crosslinking compositions

The invention provides curable adhesives of high tensile sheer strength, which contain an .alpha.-silane-terminated polyurethane prepolymer containing low molecular weight polyether or polyester groups in the polymer backbone, and a silane-terminated polyether polymer containing polyether groups of higher molecular weight.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Impact-modified adhesives

The present application provides agents for producing an impact-modified epoxy adhesive encompassing at least two components A and B packaged separately from each other, wherein (a) component A contains at least one compound having two or more isocyanate groups together with one or more further additives, (b) component B contains at least one...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Resin composition, pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,...

A resin composition includes: a polyol (A) having two or more OH groups; a polyfunctional isocyanate compound (B); and a catalyst (C), in which: the content ratio of the polyfunctional isocyanate compound (B) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the polyol (A) is 1 part by weight to 100 parts by weight; and the catalyst (C) includes an iron...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS>> FOAM INSULATION
Foamable low-viscosity mixtures

The invention relates to a foamable mixture which contains at least one alkoxysilane-terminated prepolymer and which can be produced of a) at least one alkoxysilane that was functionalized with isocyanate groups and that can be produced of at least one hydroxyfunctional and/or aminofunctional alkoxysilane and at least one diisocyanate or...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Skin cosmetic

Problem To provide a skin cosmetic which exerts a feeling of ameliorating effect on skin wrinkles and sagging by application, and is free from uncomfortable feelings in use, such as stickiness, twisting of the cosmetic applied on the skin, and squeakiness. Means for Solution A skin cosmetic is provided, which comprises an aqueous liquid of an...

Company name: Shiseido
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Topical polyurethane foam oxidative and photooxidative stabilizer

Methods for inhibiting oxidation and photooxidation in polyurethane foams are disclosed. The method involves spraying onto the surface of a polyurethane foam one of the following compositions: a solvent-based composition comprising: an organic solvent; an ultraviolet (UV) light inhibiting compound; and an antioxidant; or an emulsion comprising:...

Company name: Vanderbilt Chemicals
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Polyurethane foams for trench breaker and other applications

The invention is directed to polyurethane foams which are flotation resistant with sufficient strength and density to provide stability and inhibit erosion at pipeline trench sites, and other uses, wherein at least 50% of the foam is open cell and has a density of approximately 1.3 lbs/ft.sup.3 to 3.5 lbs/ft.sup.3. The invention also provides...

Company name: Foam Supplies
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Coarse-cell polyurethane elastomers

The present invention relates to an open-cell polyurethane foam comprising polyester and polyether structures and having a density of 70 to 300 g/L, 1 to 20 cells/cm, a rebound intensity greater than 30%, an elongation at break of greater than 200%, a tear propagation resistance of greater than 1.2 N/mm and a tensile strength of greater than 200...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Method for producing oxidation discoloration resistant polyurethane foam

A flexible polyurethane foam with improved resistance to discoloration from oxidation is disclosed. Such discoloration may be due to exposure to oxides of nitrogen, for example, the oxides commonly found in burnt gas fumes. The foam may be used for applications such as intimate apparel and other consumer products that need extended term color...

Company name: Wm. T. Burnett
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MOLDED
Urethane foam molded product and method for producing the same

To provide a urethane foam molded product having high thermal conductivity and electric insulation and a method for producing the same. A urethane foam molded product includes a base material made of a polyurethane foam and composite particles that are blended in the base material and oriented in a mutually connected state, in which each of the...

Company name: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Anti-fog polyurethane coating compositions

Polyurethane coating compositions that provide transparent, abrasion-resistant, and water-washable anti-fog coatings when applied to a substrate and cured are described herein. These polyurethane coating compositions have surfactants that are chemically associated with the polyurethane so as to not leach out or wash away when the coating surface is...

Company name: SDC TECHNOLOGIES
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Waterproof flexible and rigid LED lighting systems and devices

The present invention relates to lighting strips and more particularly to flexible lighting systems and devices, which are waterproof. The lighting strips are modular and are capable of being physically and electrically connected with one another to provide lighting systems that are waterproof and adaptable to many situations. Included in...

Company name: Virginia Optoelectronics
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Abrasion resistant 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 an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer and curing agents, such as polyaspartic esters, aldimines and ketimines.

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Non-aqueous polyurethane coating compositions

The present invention relates to a non-aqueous coating composition comprising: 1) 75 to 99 wt. %, preferably 85 to 95 wt. % of a hard urethane(meth)acrylate polymer or oligomer; and 2) 1 to 25 wt. %, preferably 5 to 15 wt. % of a soft unsaturated urethane(meth)acrylate polymer or oligomer containing allophanate groups.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Acoustical vinyl flooring and methods of manufacture

An acoustical vinyl tile having an integral acoustical layer is disclosed. The vinyl tile includes a vinyl portion, an acoustical portion, and an adhesive layer for fixing the vinyl portion to the acoustical portion. The acoustical portion comprises a crumb rubber component and a polyurethane foam component. The acoustical portion can include...

Company name: Michael Freedman & Associates
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Aqueous polyurethane coating material and coatings produced therefrom and having high scratch...

Disclosed are aqueous coating compositions comprising at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), at least one compound (B) having isocyanate groups and also having hydrolyzable silane groups, and at least one catalyst (C) wherein the compound (B) has 10 mol % to less than 90 mol % of at least one structural unit (I)...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Adhesive sheet

An adhesive sheet having high adhesion and removability, low metal corrosion, small outgas generation, and particularly suitable for adherence to an electronic part, which sheet includes an adhesive layer provided for at least one surface of a substrate sheet, in which a pressure-sensitive adhesive forming the adhesive layer includes a resin...

Company name: Lintec
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurea elastomers having increased chemicals resistance

The present invention relates to a process for preparing polyurea elastomers, in which (a) polyisocyanates are mixed with (b) polyamines, (c) optionally amine chain extenders comprising primary or secondary amine groups, (d) optionally polyols and (e) optionally auxiliaries and additives to form a reaction mixture and cured, where at least one of...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic composition having low gloss and low temperature impact performance

A thermoplastic composition suitable for making articles having low gloss and good impact resistance at low temperatures is disclosed. The composition contains (A) 10 to 90 percent relative to the weight of the composition (pbw) of an aromatic (co)poly(ester)carbonate, (B) 10 to 90 pbw of first graft (co)polymer containing a graft base selected...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
Article, especially cable sheathing, comprising thermoplastic polyurethane and crosslinked...

Item comprising thermoplastic polyurethane adhesively bonded to crosslinked polyethylene without any chemical adhesion promoter.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Hybrid matrix for fiber composite materials

A fiber composite material obtainable by (a) mixing the components of a multi-component agent immediately before use, wherein component A of the multi-component agent contains at least one compound having two or more isocyanate groups, component B of the multi-component agent contains at least one compound which has at least two reactive groups...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Automated method and system for making painted vehicle body panel skins and vehicle body panels,...

An automated method and system for making painted vehicle body panel skins and vehicle body panels, such as instrument panels, are provided wherein throughput and equipment utilization are greatly improved at a relatively low cost. The method includes transferring a mold having a mold surface from an entrance station to a paint station within a...

Company name: Global IP Holdings
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Medical devices including polyisobutylene based polymers and derivatives thereof

The present invention is directed to a medical electrical lead including an insulative lead body formed, at least in part, from a polyisobutylene urethane, urea or urethane/urea copolymer. In some applications, the lead body can include at least one outer tubular insulator and/or an inner elongated member formed from a polyisobutylene urethane,...

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ENDOSCOPE
Composite material and industrial endoscope

A composite material includes nitrile group-containing copolymer rubber; polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethane; and polyalkylene oxide containing metal salt, in which the metal salt is alkali metal salt or alkaline earth metal salt, and an amount of the metal salt in the polyalkylene oxide containing metal salt is 0.5 parts by mass to 3.0...

Company name: Olympus
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Method of producing resin for thiourethane-based optical material using general-purpose...

Disclosed is a method of producing a high-quality thiourethane-based optical material using a general-purpose polyisocyanate compound. According to the method, the pH of a polythiol compound is adjusted to 3.1 to 7 to prevent the occurrence of whitening, which is a problem of the prior art arising from the dissolution of a pressure-sensitive...

Company name: KOC Solution
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
Optical article containing a self-healing coating and improved initial haze

The present invention is drawn to an optical article comprising: (a) a polycarbonate substrate, (b) a non-tintable intermediate coating, and (c) a transparent self-healing outer coating obtained by drying and curing a composition comprising at least one polycarbonate polyol, at least one polyisocyanate, at least one solvent and at least one...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Vibration sensor with mechanical isolation member

An apparatus and system for sensing vibration in rotary or reciprocating machinery, such as motors, pumps, fans, gearboxes, compressors, turbo-machinery or high-speed spindles, which comprises a mechanical isolation member (14) interposed between a sensor base (15) and a main sensor body (11). In one aspect, the mechanical isolation member...

Company name: PCB Piezotronics
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad and manufacturing method therefor

A polishing pad for polishing a semiconductor device and manufacturing method therefor, the polishing pad comprising a polishing layer having a polyurethane-polyurea resin foam containing substantially spherical cells, wherein an M-component of the polyurethane-polyurea resin foam has a spin-spin relaxation time T2 of 160 to 260 .mu.s, the...

Company name: Fujibo
Published On: Friday February 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Method and product for manufacturing vulcanized footwear or cupsole footwear

A vulc style and cupsole style footwear and a method for manufacturing the footwear are disclosed. The footwear includes a midsole that is directly attached to the upper. The midsole may be attached to the outsole by adhesive. In the method of manufacturing the footwear, the upper and an outsole are disposed a set distance apart. Polyurethane or...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 06th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyurethane coatings prepared from CNSL based polyols: Synthesis, characterization and properties

Conventional polyurethane chemistry based on polyol and isocyanate chemistry is widely used for many applications ranging from plastics to coatings, constructions, pharmaceuticals, foods, etc. The growing concern over depletion of petrochemical materials and their rising prices has led to search for environment friendly renewable materials....

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Diisocyanates influence the properties of marine coatings

Three researchers examined the effect of different types of diisocyanates and tetrafluorobutanediol for their use in waterborne polyurethane-fluorinated marine coatings.The study was carried out by scientists from the Center of Research Excellence in Corrosion, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, and the Global Core...

Company name: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
RECYCLIBILITY
New insights into polyurethane biodegradation and realistic prospects for the development of a...

Polyurethanes are polymeric plastics that were first used as substitutes for traditional polymers suspected to release volatile organic hazardous substances. The limitless conformations and formulations of polyurethanes enabled their use in a wide variety of applications. Because approximately 10 Mt of polyurethanes is produced each year,...

Company name: University of Nantes
Published On: Monday February 10th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Off-the-shelf materials lead to self-healing polymers

Look out, super glue and paint thinner. Thanks to new dynamic materials developed at the University of Illinois, removable paint and self-healing plastics soon could be household products. U. of I. materials science and engineering professor Jianjun Cheng, graduate student Hanze Ying and postdoctoral researcher Yanfeng Zhang published their work in...

Company name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Published On: Wednesday February 05th, 2014

 
 

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