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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
BASF increases prices for ethanolamines in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows:or by the equivalent amounts in local currency .The price increase will also apply to current supply agreements as soon as and to the extent permitted by their terms and conditions. Ethanolamines are high-class...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Chromaflo Technologies presents pigment pastes for composite applications at JEC in Paris

Chromaflo Technologies, one of the largest independent global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions for the thermoset and coatings industries, will present a number of pigment paste lines and a chemical thickener line at JEC Europe in Paris, 11-13 March 2014, Stand E8 in Hall 7.3.The pigment paste product lines and chemical thickeners for...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Tosoh to Raise Prices for Ethyleneamines

Tosoh Corporation, the sole manufacturer of ethyleneamines in Japan, is increasing its prices for ethyleneamines globally. Effective April 1, 2014, or as contract terms allow, Tosoh Corporation will raise the prices of its ethyleneamines as follows: Ethyleneamines and their derivatives find use in a wide variety of applications. These include epoxy...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Bayer invests in polyether polyols facilities

Bayer MaterialScience has announced capital investments increasing plant capacities at its South Charleston, WV, and Channelview, TX, USA, facilities. Both sites produce polyether polyols for the PU industry in North America. Details on the investment amounts and on the size of the capacity increases were not announced.According to Bayer, PU raw...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
China TDI Imports Increased by 16.58% Year on Year in Dec., 2013

TDI imports in Dec. under the HS code of 29291010 were 4747 tons, indicating an increase of 16.58% year on year compared with 4072 tons in last Dec. and 27.71% month on month over 3717 tons in this Nov., according to PUdaily im&export data. Exports in Dec. were 2857 tons, dropping by 36.75% over 4517 tons in last Dec. but growing by 48.57% over...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS>> ONE COMPONENT FOAM
New standard test methods from Feica for one-component foams

Standard test methods developed specifically for one-component foams (OCFs) are being used by manufacturers to deliver accurate and reliable product quality data for the first time. The new test methods are being developed by the OCF Technical Working Group of Feica - the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry.The first of the...

Company name: FEICA
Published On: Wednesday February 19th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane Foam Market Growing at 7% CAGR to 2018

ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Polyurethane Foam Market 2014-2018" research report to its store. It says increasing demand from Bedding & Furniture and Construction industries is a key factor in the growth of polyurethane foam industry. The market has been witnessing the introduction of green polyurethane foam. However, the increasing prices of...

Company name: ReportsnReports.com
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Coating Systems: Launch of trailer topcoat

Axalta Coating Systems has announced its sponsorship of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers' annual show, scheduled for Feb. 26-28 at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas.Attendees can visit Axalta at Booth 416 to learn about the launch of TRT35B. This new trailer topcoat is a black, single-stage polyurethane enamel...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
Allnex to Promote UV Field Applied and Powder Coating Resins at MECS 2014

Allnex, the leading global supplier of coating resins and additives, will be exhibiting at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) 2014. Our product portfolio is used in key coating segments, including architectural, automotive, industrial, packaging & inks, protective, consumer electronic and plastic applications.

At MECS we will...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
BASF enters Ugandan market with coil coatings

The African market plays a key role in the strategy and in the future growth plans of the Industrial Coatings Solutions unit of BASF.BASF is expanding its business in industrial coatings in the growth market of Africa. Since October 2013, the company has supplied coil coatings to Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM), located in Uganda. BASF and its...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Dow Introduces New ENFORCER™ Sport System for Artificial Turf

Dow's new ENFORCER™ Sport polyurethane backing system enables turf producers to increase yarn yield and consume less energy during production, while maintaining line speed and productivity. Turf field owners benefit from the system with less thermal stress resulting in an improvement of yarn durability. Tufters utilizing the new system can process...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company - Artificial Turf Solutions
Published On: Wednesday February 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Brand strengthens position in construction market

Bostik, a subsidiary of French oil and gas giant Total, strengthens its position as leading adhesive specialist among construction brands with the inauguration of its new manufacturing plant in Changshu, China. Bostik in the Philippines has introduced brands Super Vulcaseal Elastomeric Sealant and the Original Rugby Contact Adhesive.The company is...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
OSV Technologiya exclusive offer - Special price for Kromkolast 10

From 24 February to 10 March 2014 OSV Technologiya offers you a special price for polyurethane compound Kromkolast 10 with 30% discount - 84 UAH (incl.VAT)/kg.Kromkolast 10 is a two-component fast curing polyurethane compound with excellent mechanical properties. Its main applications are: casting of rigid seamless furniture edge, making of rigid...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> POTTING COMPOUNDS
German Quality, Made in China

The international RAMPF Group is presenting its high-quality range of resins and dispensing solutions for the electronics industry at the trade fair Electronica & Productronica China 2014 from March 18 to 20 in Shanghai. When it says RAMPF, it is RAMPF. This is a fitting slogan for the foreign subsidiaries of the international RAMPF Group, which is...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Advanced Application Technology for Next Generation Wound Care and Medical Garments

The Lubrizol Corporation's LifeScience Polymers group will feature its breathable, medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) technology at MD&M West 2014. Benefits of this technology include 100% viral and blood barrier protection, even at extrusion layers as thin as 25 microns; one-way transmission of moisture for advanced breathability; a...

Company name: Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
High pressure, precision and passion for sustainable mobility

Priority for sustainable mobility: Thanks to the plastics know-how of KraussMaffei, electric cars such as the BMW i3 can make full use of their advantages. Exterior parts made of thermoplastics and structural components made of fiber-reinforced plastic are produced in injection molding and reaction process machines of the world's leading machine...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Sunday February 23rd, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
Nordson VersaPUR Adhesive Melters Simplify Use of Reactive Polyurethane Adhesives

Nordson Corporation has released VersaPUR™ adhesive tank melters as its latest moisture-curing reactive polyurethane (PUR) adhesive system to facilitate and enable PUR adhesive use in manufacturing. The VersaPUR tank melter simplifies processing, clean-up and maintenance of moisture-curing reactive hot melt adhesive with a unique "easy-to-clean"...

Company name: Nordson
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Polyurea and Foam Industry Takes a Giant Leap Forward with Graco's New Reactor 2 Equipment and SPI's...

Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI), a global leader and innovator in the manufacturing of polyurea protective coatings, will feature Graco's new Reactor 2 plural component proportioner, and SPI's Spray In Place Pipe (SIPP) internal pipe lining technology at the 2014 PDA annual conference, March 24 - 26th in Houston, Texas. PDA conference attendees will...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Icynene ProSeal spray foam insulation sets the bar for best in class

When it comes to enhancing the heating and cooling management in a home or making a building more comfortable in general, residents need to know that the materials they're adding are the best available. That's why Icynene is such a great addition to any home. Spray foam insulation products from Icynene are constantly setting the bar for excellence...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday February 19th, 2014

 
Interest in Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Thriving Across Atlantic Canada

Interest in spray foam insulation and building performance solutions is flourishing across Atlantic Canada says Jamie Muirhead, owner of MJM Energy, the region's largest Icynene spray foam insulation partner.Meeting with Icynene board member, Annette Verschuren in Toronto this week, the Dartmouth-based building performance contractor said that...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Johnson Controls opens new plant in Mexico

Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. today announced it has opened a new manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico. The new 100,000 square foot plant will produce molded polyurethane foam for automotive seats.Construction of the new facility began in March 2013 and was completed in October 2013. Production began at the plant this month. Johnson...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> ROLLER-BLADES WHEELS
Rollerblade Reinvents the Wheel

Rollerblade®, international leader in the inline skate industry, kicked off 2014 with the debut of its latest innovation: Hydrogen Wheels. The new wheels are made in the U.S, available in five different sizes, and can already be found on several skates within Rollerblade's inventory, as well as purchased separately to turn old inline skates into...

Company name: Rollerblade
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Master-PUR Trivolution - A superpowered combination: Antistatic + Hardly Inflammable +...

The Master-PUR Trivolution is is the brand new superhero in the Masterflex product range and offers unbeatable antistatic, hardly inflammable & microbe-resistant features.The Master-PUR Trivolution series is a further development of the industry-renowned Master-PUR hose range, which is a direct result of our customers‘ wishes. The Master-PUR...

Company name: Masterflex
Published On: Sunday February 23rd, 2014

 
PEOPLE
NewAge Industries Welcomes New Midwest Sales Manager

NewAge announces the appointment of Michael L. Yakes as Midwest Regional Sales Manager, a new position established to better service the company's current customers and to expand business. NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing for a wide range of industries, as well as AdvantaPure high purity products and single use systems for...

Company name: NewAge Industries
Published On: Friday February 21st, 2014

 
Chromaflo Technologies: New Territory Manager in the Southeast

Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions has appointed Dean Bell to manage the Southeast territory in the U.S. He will report to Kane Henneke, Business Director Coatings - Americas.Most recently, Bell was the North American Sales Director for CPS Color. The CPS...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
Coatings Industry Veteran Jeff Wear Joins HORN

HORN, one of North America's premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today announced that Jeffrey M. Wear has been named senior account manager, supporting HORN Coatings and Building Materials. Wear brings to HORN nearly 20 years of industry experience and will be managing the Arizona territory for the business...

Company name: The E.T. Horn Company
Published On: Wednesday February 19th, 2014

 
Viol new head of Business Unit IV at NRC

Effective from 1 January 2014, Dr. Michael Viol has been appointed as new head of Business Unit IV "Elastomers, Rubber Chemicals, Polyurethane" at the Hamburg-based German chemical distributor Nord mann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC).He is the successor to Dr. Gerd Bergmann, who was promoted to NRC's team of Managing Directors on 1 October 2013. Viol holds a...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Urethane Supply Company Introduces New Nitrogen Welding System

Urethane Supply Company recently introduced its latest plastic welding technology, the 6058-CG Nitro Pro nitrogen welding system.Urethane Supply Company said the new welding system simplifies operation by eliminating the need to switch back and forth between nitrogen and air during the welding process.The system includes the 6065 Nitro Pro Nitrogen...

Company name: Urethane Supply
Published On: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> WETTING
Universal wetting agents and dispersants based on isocyanate monoadducts

Reaction products of polyepoxides with amines followed by reaction with polyalkyleneoxide modified and/or polyester-modified and/or polyether-polyester-modified isocyanates give comblike aminic polymers, and their salts. The compounds are useful as wetting and dispersing agents for organic and inorganic pigments, and as fillers for aqueous and...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIOXIDANTS
Lactone stabilizing compositions

This invention provides a novel class of compounds and compositions and synthetic methods related to lactone antioxidant 3-arylbenzofuranones. The compounds may be useful to prevent yellowing and deterioration of organic materials preferably polymers, such as polyurethane foams as one example. The lactone antioxidants may be polymeric, and may also...

Company name: Milliken & Company
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Improved stability of polyurethane polyol blends containing halogenated olefin blowing agents

A polyol pre-mix composition includes a blowing agent having a halogenated hydroolefin, a polyol, a surfactant, a catalyst composition, and a metal salt. The metal salt may be, for example, a carboxylate, acetylacetonate, alcoholate of a metal selected from the group consisting of Zn, Co, Ca, and Mg. The metal salt may be, for example, a...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
Seeding process for the manufacture of polymer modified polyols

Embodiments of the invention provide for polymer polyols and methods of producing polymer polyols. Methods include providing at least one first composition which includes at least one polyol, at least one isocyanate non-reactive seed population, and at least one of a co-reactant having an equivalent weight of up to 400 and at least one active...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Water-emulsifiable polyisocyanate composition comprising a fragrant with at least one hydroxyl...

An aqueous composition comprises a water-emulsifiable polyisocyanate (A), the water-emulsifiable polyisocyanate (A) being a reaction product of a polyisocyanate (B) with a compound (C) which contains at least one sulfonic acid group or its anion, and at least one isocyanate-reactive group. The composition further comprises a fragrant (D1) with at...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Method for producing reactive polyurethane compositions

Proposed is a process for preparing a reactive polyurethane composition that is characterized in that in a first process stage, from an isocyanate-reactive polymer or mixture of isocyanate-reactive polymers with a fraction of at least 90%, preferably at least 95%, more preferably at least 99% by weight of linear molecules, by reaction with a...

Company name: Klebchemie MG Becker
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin material

A resin material contains a polymer of a composition containing an isocyanate and an acrylic resin having OH-group-containing side chains in which a proportion of OH-group-containing side chains each having 6 or more carbon atoms relative to all of the OH-group-containing side chains is about 76 mol % or more and about 100 mol % or less.

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Method of forming ionically-charged, encapsulated colorant nanoparticles

A method of forming ionically-charged, colorant nanoparticles involves forming in-situ ionically-charged polyurethane monomers, and forming an emulsion including the ionically-charged polyurethane monomers and a colorant nanoparticle. The method further involves polymerizing or crosslinking the ionically-charged polyurethane monomers in the...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Fine particle, high concentration, polyisocyanate polyaddition/polyurethane-urea polyols

Embodiments of the invention include a method of producing polymer polyol dispersions is. The method includes providing at least one reaction system, and the reaction system includes: a) at least one polyol, b) at least one seed population, c) at least one catalyst, d) at least one co-reactant having an equivalent weight of up to 400 and at least...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
Aqueous compositions comprising a blend of emulsion vinyl copolymer and polyurethane dispersion

The present invention provides compositions that enable excellent early hardness development in coating applications, the compositions comprising a blend of one or more copolymer, pA, having a Tg of 20.degree. C. or higher, and one or more polyurethane copolymer in aqueous dispersion, pB, together with one or more additive chosen from a coalescent...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Base coats for overbaked multi-layer coatings

A thermally curable basecoat material comprising at least one polyurethane resin as binder, at least one pigment, 30% to 70% by weight of water, based on the total weight of the basecoat material, and 0.04% to 2.3% by weight, based on the total weight of the basecoat material, of at least one disulfonic acid compound of formula (I). The basecoat...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Method for waterproofing substrate

A method for waterproofing a substrate, the method including adhering an adhesive member obtained by using an active hydrogen-containing synthetic resin, to a urethane-based waterproof layer to laminate a pavement adhesive layer; applying or spraying an isocyanate group-containing compound onto the pavement adhesive layer; and paving an asphalt...

Company name: Dyflex
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Resin composition, two-pack type adhesive for laminates, multilayer film, and back sheet for solar...

Provided are a resin composition with high adhesion to substrates under hot and humid conditions, a two-part laminate adhesive containing the resin composition, and a laminated film and backsheet for solar cells including a layer of the adhesive. The resin composition contains, as essential components, a polyester polyurethane polyol (A) having a...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Hydroxyl-functionalised polyurethane hot melt prepolymer

The invention relates to hydroxyl-functionalised polyurethane hot melt prepolymers comprising the chemical reaction product of isocyanate-reactive starting materials with at least one isocyanate-containing starting material. Said prepolymers are characterized in that the isocyanate-reactive starting materials of the hydroxyl-functionalised...

Company name: tesa
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating composition

The instant invention is a coating system, a coating composition, a coating layer, a coated substrate, a method for producing a coating composition, a method for forming a coating layer, a method for making a coated substrate, and a method for healing a coated substrate. The coating system according to the present invention comprises (a) one or...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Hydrophilic biodegradable adhesives

A moisture-curable and biodegradable adhesive that includes the reaction product of: (a) an isocyanate component having an average functionality of at least 2; (b) an active hydrogen component having an average functionality greater than 2.1; and (c) an ionic salt component having an average hydroxyl or amino functionality, or combination thereof,...

Company name: Cohera Medical
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Method of predicting the physical properties of polyurethane materials

The specification relates to the formulation of polyurethane materials particularly polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams. The specified method allows the formulator to mathematically predict the final physical properties of the polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams by using the algorithm described herein.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polyurethane coating composition, multilayer surface coatings having a matt surface produced...

The invention relates to coating compositions based on organic solvents and comprising at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), at least one crosslinking agent (B) having groups reactive toward hydroxyl groups, and at least one silica gel based matting agent (M), wherein (i) the matting agent (M) is surface-modified with one or more waxes,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
Poly(ureaurethane)s, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides poly(ureaurethane)s including a reaction product of components including: (a) at least one isocyanate functional urea prepolymer comprising a reaction product of: (1) at least one polyisocyanate selected from the group consisting of polyisocyanate trimers and branched polyisocyanates, the polyisocyanate having at...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Articles and methods of making the same

The invention provides an article comprising a first layer and a second layer, and wherein the first layer is formed from a first composition comprising an ethylene/.alpha.-olefin/diene interpolymer, an isoprene rubber (synthetic), a natural rubber, a butadiene rubber, a styrene butadiene rubber, a chloroprene rubber, a nitrile rubber, a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Biaxially oriented polyester film

The present invention provides a polyester film which is excellent in hydrolysis resistance of a base film, is hardly deteriorated in adhesion property to various members or top-coating agents, and can suitably used, for example, as a film for a protective member for protecting a back surface of solar cells. The present invention relates to a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Plastics
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Polyolefin compositions and articles prepared therefrom, and methods for making the same

The invention provides a composition comprising at least the following: an olefin multi-block interpolymer, a functionalized olefin-based polymer, and a thermoplastic polyurethane. The invention also provides for articles prepared from the inventive compositions and for methods for making the same.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Honeycomb structures for high shear flexure

The present invention provides an improved shear band for use in non-pneumatic tires, pneumatic tires, and other technologies. The improved shear band is uniquely constructed of honeycomb shaped units that can replace the elastomeric continuum materials such as natural or synthetic rubber or polyurethane that are typically used. In particular,...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing member

Provided is a developing roller including elastic layer and resin layer adhered to each other and having an appropriately resistance, thereby suppressing fogging. The developing member comprises a mandrel; an elastic layer; and a resin layer, wherein: the resin layer comprises polyurethane resin obtained by isocyanate and polyol; and the elastic...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> BALLS
Method for producing a baseball or softball

A method for producing baseballs and softballs, whereby a spherical core is independently formed and then a fiber material layer is attached, this fiber material layer is evenly brushed with a layer of polyurethane (PU), and this spherical core is placed in a ball cover mold made up of two or more mold pieces, and then heated, and finally the mold...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Surgical implant devices and systems including a sheath member

A surgical implant is provided that includes first and second abutment surfaces between which are positioned a force imparting mechanism. A sheath is positioned between the first and second abutment surfaces, and surrounds the force imparting mechanism. The sheath is fabricated from a material that accommodates relative movement of the abutment...

Company name: Rachiotek
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Polyurethane compound and shoe soles made therefrom

A polyurethane compound is disclosed, comprising the reaction product of an isocyanate and one or more polyols including at least one polytetramethylene ether glycol and polyethylene wax. The latter two ingredients greatly enhance abrasion resistance of the compound, making the compound particularly suitable for use as an outsole of footwear for...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Decarbonylation process

A process is provided for the synthesis of furan and related compounds by liquid-phase decarbonylation of furfural and derivatives, using a palladium/metal aluminate catalyst. The compounds so produced can be used as starting materials for industrial chemicals for use as pharmaceuticals, herbicides, stabilizers, and polymers such as polyether ester...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
Formulations and electronic devices

The present invention relates to a formulation comprising at least one solvent and at least two functional compounds of the general formula (I) where A is a functional structural element, B is a solubility-promoting structural element and k is an integer in the range from 1 to 20, the molecular weight of the functional compound is at least 550...

Company name: Merck
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
RECYCLIBILITY
Articles prepared using recycled materials and methods of preparation thereof

The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture having at least a portion prepared using recycled material, including but not limited recycled rubber or other polymeric materials. The articles may incorporate the recycled materials in a granulated form. In specific embodiments, the article comprises an article of footwear (i.e., a...

Company name: Aetrex Worldwide
Published On: Thursday February 20th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Poly(ester urethane)s derived from lactide, isosorbide, terephthalic acid, and various diisocyanates

Isosorbide-initiated oligomerizations of l-lactide were preformed in bulk using SnCl2 as catalyst. The resulting telechelic OH-terminated oligoesters were in situ subjected to simultaneous polycondensation and polyaddition with mixtures of terephthaloyl chloride and diisocyanates. Most polymerizations were conducted with...

Company name: BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Published On: Monday February 24th, 2014

 
Preparation and application of phosphorous-containing bio-polyols in polyurethane foams

A bio-polyol phosphonate acting as the polyol component in the preparation of polyurethane foam was synthesized from the liquefaction product of bagasse by the halogenation of the liquefaction product followed by the Michaelis–Arbuzov rearrangement. The FT-IR spectra showed that phosphorus-containing groups were introduced into the polyol chain....

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday February 24th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Biodegradability of crude glycerol-based polyurethane foams during composting, anaerobic digestion...

In this study, the biodegradability of polyurethane (PU) foams made from crude glycerol- and petroleum-based polyols was compared during composting, anaerobic digestion (AD), and soil incubation. Chemical changes in the PU foams before and after composting were further analyzed using Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Scanning Electron Microscopy...

Company name: The Ohio State University
Published On: Monday February 24th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and characterization of poly(propylene glycol) polytrioxamide and poly(urea oxamide)...

This report describes the synthesis and characterization of unprecedented poly(propylene glycol) (PPG) polytrioxamide and poly(urea oxamide) (UOx) segmented copolymers containing monodisperse hard segments. Synthesis of the segmented copolymers relied on an efficient two-step end-capping sequence, which resulted in novel difunctional oxamic...

Company name: Virginia Tech
Published On: Monday February 24th, 2014

 
Degradable Thermosets from Sugar-Derived Dilactones

Using the sugar derivatives glucarodilactone and mannarodilactone, two new dimethacrylate monomers (GDMA and MDMA) were synthesized by a tin-catalyzed alcohol-isocyanate coupling between the dilactones and isocyanatoethyl methacrylate. GDMA was polymerized using thermally initiated free radical polymerization at 135 DEGC in the presence of dicumyl...

Company name: University of Minnesota
Published On: Monday February 24th, 2014

 
 

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