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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Exolit OP 560 halogen-free flame retardant for natural oil based, polyurethane foams - 80% material...

Thanks to its unique characteristics, Exolit OP 560, a halogen-free flame retardant developed by Swiss speciality chemicals producer Clariant, is capable of offering fire protection for a new class of natural oil based, renewable polyurethane foams, the company said. The grade in effect eliminates unwanted emissions since it chemically reacts into...

Company name: Clariant Pigments and Additives - Flame Retardants
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Leading Japanese Company To Use Honeywell's Low-Global-Warming-Potential Blowing Agent For Spray...

Honeywell announced today that Achilles Corp., a leading Japanese manufacturer of industrial products, has adopted Honeywell's next-generation Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) for use in its line of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) building insulation sold under the trade name Achilles Airlon FR-FO.According to Achilles Corporation, spray foam...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
BASF to establish world-scale specialty amines plant in Nanjing, China

BASF will build a new world scale production plant to manufacture specialty amines at its existing wholly-owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant, which is scheduled to come on stream in late 2015, will have dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and polyetheramines (PEA) as the main products. With this new facility BASF will...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
ABB Introduces the New MB3600-CH70 Turnkey Analyzer for Polyols and Derivatives

This FT-NIR spectrometer has pre-loaded calibrations for fast OH value determination in different groups of polyols and derivatives. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announces the introduction of the new MB3600-CH70 Polyol Analyzer, a rugged and high-performance industrial FT-NIR spectrometer for R&D and QA/QC applications on...

Company name: ABB Analytical Measurements
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
Perstorp at MECS 2014: To Present Charmor™ for Intumescent & Capa™ Polyols for PU Coatings

Perstorp, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, will be presenting its advanced solutions and building blocks for coatings at Middle East Coatings Show 2014. Perstorp's strengthening commitment to the region is backed up by increased capacity of core products to MEAF (Middle East Africa), and its desire to pursue new growth opportunities...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
Perstorp commissions new Capa™ polycaprolactone pilot plant

Perstorp, the world's largest producer of caprolactones, is expanding its Capa™ polycaprolactone product line with the support of a new pilot plant.The new pilot plant, based at Perstorp's production unit in Warrington, England, supports the continued expansion of the Capa™ polycaprolactone product line. It is intended to promote the...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Sunday March 02nd, 2014

 
Stepan: C.A.S.E Polyols Product Announcement

In an effort to bring uniformity to our C.A.S.E product nomenclature we will be implementing the following name changes effective March 1, 2014 as depicted in the attached table. OLD NAME / NEW NAME STEPANPOL PC-030-02 / STEPANPOL PC-5000P-30 STEPANPOL PC-035-01 / STEPANPOL PC-5010P-35 STEPANPOL PC-130-01 / STEPANPOL PC-5020-130 ...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
UBE at UTECH North America: to Showcase its Eternacoll® Polycarbonate Polyols for TPUs

UBE will showcase its Eternacoll Polycarbonate polyols platform at UTECH North America (June 4-5 2014, Charlotte, North Carolina) in the parallel conference.UBE has developed Eternacoll Polycarbonate polyols, a large platform of solutions offering customizable possibilities in terms of reactivity, flexibility and physical form (liquid / solid)....

Company name: UBE
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
UBE at the American Coating Show 2014: to Showcase its Innovative Polycarbonate Polyols Platform for...

UBE will showcase its Eternacoll Polycarbonate polyols platform at the American Coating Show (April 8-10 2014, Atlanta) in booth number 2458.Discover more about UBE improved PCD for Oil & Mining Pipelines PU CoatingsUBE has developed Eternacoll Polycarbonate polyols, a large platform of solutions offering customizable possibilities in terms of...

Company name: UBE
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
UBE at European Adhesion Conf.: to Showcase its Eternacoll Polycarbonate Polyols

UBE will showcase its Eternacoll Polycarbonate polyols platform at the European Adhesion Conference (April 22-25 2014, Alicante, Spain) in booth number 6.Improve the durability of your PU adhesives with UBE Eternacoll®UBE has developed Eternacoll Polycarbonate polyols, a large platform of solutions offering customizable possibilities in terms of...

Company name: UBE
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Bayer MaterialScience to Expand Shanghai TDI Capacity

According to statement released by Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences (SAES) on Feb. 21, 2014, Bayer MaterialScience (China) is going to expand capacity at its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Caojing, Shanghai from 250 kt per annual to 310 per annual. Detailed timeframe has not disclosed."Through technological reconstruction (including...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Allnex to Highlight Resin and Additive Technologies at Interlakokraska 2014

Allnex will be exhibiting at Interlakokraska 2014. A leading global supplier to the coatings industry, Allnex will be promoting its broad portfolio of coating resins and additives for use in architectural, automotive, industrial, packaging & inks, protective, consumer electronic and plastic applications.
Visitors to booth No. FE110 can speak...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Cytec Presents a Range of Electronic Insulation Systems at IPC APEX Expo

Cytec Industries Inc. will present a comprehensive range of electronic insulation resin systems at the 2014 IPC APEX Expo, March 24-26 in Las Vegas, NV, booth #805. Visitors at the Expo will have an opportunity to consult with Cytec's technical experts and learn about the advantages Cytec products can bring to their specific application.Cytec...

Company name: Cytec Industries
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Chemtura to present Trixene and Witcobond at American Coatings Show 2014

Chemtura Corporation will be exhibiting its latest Witcobond aqueous polyurethane dispersions and Trixene Aqua blocked isocyanates product innovations for surface coatings at the American Coatings Show, Stand 1049, from 8 - 10 April 2014 in Atlanta, GA, USA.The new Trixene Aqua range of crosslinkers and adhesion promoters for waterborne coating...

Company name: Chemtura Urethanes
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
BASF introduces hybrid performance precision grout

BASF today introduced a new product in North America designed for precision grouting of critical equipment. MasterFlow 4316 hybrid performance grout combines the strength of an epoxy grout with the ease of application of cementitious grouting materials.MasterFlow 4316 grout is the newest addition to the Master Builders Solutions grout family,...

Company name: BASF Construction Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Optically Clear Hard Coating Provides Superior Durability and Increased Film Life

Dymax Corporation has released OC-3021, a UV-curable, optically clear, hard coating typically used in the manufacture of electronic touch-panels, polarized sunglasses, safety glasses and goggles, and LCD polarized displays. The coating, engineered for superior scratch, abrasion, and chemical resistance, is ideal for use with film substrates such as...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
March issue of European Coatings JOURNAL is out: All in one!

Protection, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Architectural coatings are meant to possess all these properties. What a balancing act!Biocides and their approval is an issue that has hung over the European coatings industry for more than a decade. One thing is clear: the coatings must contain active ingredients, because no one wants a facade that is...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle-but only if the price is right, a new report says.Smart coatings that enhance the energy efficiency of glass, wind turbines, solar panels and other substrates and products "have the potential to create added value in a huge range of...

Company name: The Paint Research Association
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Floor Company Presents Cures for Hardwood Finish PU Problems

All Flortec, Inc. recently posted an article presenting cures for common hardwood finish problems. Hardwood floors have various types of finishes. Certain methods can be used to improve the appearance of these finishes to make hardwood floors look fantastic.In 11 Cures for Common Hardwood Finish Problems, All Flortec presents typical polyurethane...

Company name: Flortec
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
Armor-Rez PC 100: New two-component, chemical-resistant polyurethane topcoat from Arizona Polymer...

Armor-Rez PC 100 is a thin-film protective coating consisting of a two-component epoxy primer and a two-component, chemical-resistant polyurethane topcoat. It offers a high-gloss, easy-to-clean surface with excellent chemical and abrasion resistance. Armor-Rez PC 100 is suitable for applications in light manufacturing, warehouses, retail and garage...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
Dunkin Donuts Employs High Performance Systems to Install Food Service Flooring

The global brand that has been known answering cravings for donuts and coffee for more than 60 years gave its commissary in Virginia a big makeover and hired HPS to install urethane cement Food service flooring. The property spans 3,200 square feet and has been done according to the highest standards to satisfy any food auditing services that will...

Company name: High Performance Systems
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
Flowcrete completes Dubai Mall project

Flowcrete Group, an international flooring company, said it has completed a landmark renovation project at The Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping malls.The project involved the installation of over 500,000 sq m of Flowcrete's polyurethane deck coating materials.The Dubai Mall had awarded the project to the global resin flooring...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Kool Foam LLC Provides the Oklahoma Community with Durable Insulation

Those who live in the state of Oklahoma know how brutal the temperatures can be in the summer and winter months. The type of insulation that is used in a home can make all of the difference when it comes to how comfortable a person is as well as how much money they save on their energy bill. Kool Foam LLC uses spray foam to insulate all of their...

Company name: Kool Foam
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Huntsman Opens New Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Production Facility in Shanghai, China

Huntsman Corporation held an inauguration ceremony today to mark the official opening of its new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production facility at the Jinshan Second Industry Zone in Shanghai, China.The 21,000 m2 plant, which cost $20 million, is Huntsman's first TPU production facility in the Asia Pacific region and complements the...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Forecast Report on Opportunities for Composites in the European Construction Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Opportunities for Composites in the European Construction Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering.The European construction market for composites applications witnessed decline during the last five years due to the decline in the residential construction market, weak GDP, and...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
New products from Woodbridge for the automotive industry

According to the Woodbridge Group, its StrataLiner 3D lightweight polyurethane composite boards now offer improved forming capability combined with high structural integrity and good acoustical performance. StrataLiner 3D can be formed into complex geometries with deep draws.This solution is used to manufacture automotive headliners and a variety...

Company name: The Woodbridge Group
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Dynamic Sealing, Casting, and Bonding

The international RAMPF Group will be presenting its innovative engi-neering and chemical solutions at the Chinaplas 2014 in Shanghai from March 23 to 26. At the RAMPF booth, the new dispensing robot DR-CNC from RAMPF Dosiertechnik will dispense the fast-curing soft integral foam RAKU-PUR Speed from RAMPF Giessharze - a prime example of the Group's...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Graco Announces Top Distributors for Industrial Coatings and Spray Foam

Graco Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, recently announced its Top 20 High Performance Coatings and Foam North American distributors for 2013. The distributors were selected based on the total of their equipment purchases from Graco during 2013.The Top 20 North American distributors for protective coatings equipment are:...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulating attics with Icynene spray foam protects the whole house

The topmost floor of a home may feel very warm all winter long, but that doesn't mean that it's got the best insulation backing it up or that other problems aren't still lurking in the eaves. It's important for residents to realize that general comfort can be hard to afford and maintain without the right kinds of insulation to support it, as is...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
Recticel launches new product range for the do-it-yourself market

At the Batibouw, a trade fair for the construction and renovation sector in Belgium, being held from 20 February - 2 March 2014 in Brussels, Recticel Insulation has launched a new product range of thermal insulation. These new products, which will be sold under the ‘Home' brand, are high-quality solutions for the do-it-yourself market.Home products...

Company name: Recticel Insulation
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
US bedding industry association reports 2.1 % sales increase for 2013

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) recently announced modest gains, amongst its members, for 2013, with increased unit sales of 1.5 % and an increase of 2.1 % in USD terms.Unfortunately, for the full foam sector the innerspring segment achieved a rare accomplishment and dramatically outperformed the speciality sleep segment, which...

Company name: the International Sleep Products Association
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Memory Foam Mattress Safety Examined in Latest Sleep Junkie Article

Chemicals in consumer products have become a hot topic over the past few years as more people demand transparency and seek information on potential dangers lurking in household items. Mattresses are one product under particular scrutiny, as people spend a significant amount of time sleeping. Among the various bed types, memory foam mattresses are...

Company name:
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
New Shock absorbing wheel

The new TENTE HAP wheel has an extra soft Polyurethane core in the tread. See the following advantages of the wheel:- Shock absorbing- Improved damped performance through soft wheel centre- Reduced surface compression due to greater surface contact- Noise reduced

Company name: Tente Casters, Inc
Published On: Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Bonded Solenoid Plunger Products from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit Now Available in...

Having already earned a high success rate in Europe, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit has announced that its Integrated Molded Components (IMC) portfolio of bonded solenoid plungers is now available to general industry customers in North America, thanks to the addition of technical support that allows the company to produce the products...

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
New President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Group Effective March 1, 2014

The Board of Directors for The Woodbridge Group is announcing today that after fifteen years as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Group, Bob Magee has made a decision to step down, effective February 28, 2014. He will however continue to act as Chairman of the Board.The Board of Directors is also pleased to announce that...

Company name: The Woodbridge Group
Published On: Thursday February 27th, 2014

 
Encon Safety Products Hires Marketing Manager

Encon Safety Products is pleased to welcome Jenna Villarreal as Marketing Manager.Jenna has over 20 years of marketing experience in brand development and B2B marketing in the information technology, polyurethanes, and polyethylene industry marketplaces. Jenna has led teams working for Hewlett-Packard, Bayer MaterialScience, and Valeron Strength...

Company name: Encon Safety Products
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Axalta Coating Systems to Invest $60 Million in Germany

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announced a commitment to invest $60 million in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation facility that will expand capacity to produce waterborne industrial coatings. Production at the new operations center is expected to begin in the first quarter of...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
Difficult market environment for MaterialScience

The Bayer Group continued its successful course in 2013. "We met important business objectives in our anniversary year," said Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers on Friday at the Financial News Conference in Leverkusen. There was continuing momentum in the Life Science businesses: HealthCare achieved pleasing gains with its recently...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
KKB group pre-tax profit up 75% - Thanks to polyurethane lined mild steel pipes

KKB Engineering Bhd chalked up a 75% increase in group pre-tax profit to RM47.1mil for financial year ended Dec 31, 2013 (FY2013) from RM26.9mil in FY2012, boosted by the strong growth in its steel pipe manufacturing and steel fabrication business.The improved earnings were also attributed to higher margins from both the manufacturing and...

Company name: KKB Engineering
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
BASF- Strong finish to 2013, despite stiff headwinds - All segments aside from Performance Products...

Amid economic headwinds, stiffened by negative currency effects in numerous emerging markets as well as in Japan, and a sluggish overall start to the year in major geographic markets, BASF achieved its goal of increasing year-on-year sales and earnings in 2013, CEO Kurt Bock said at the annual results press conference in Ludwigshafen.For the full...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Phosphorous-containing flame retardants for polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the invention include a phosphorus containing flame retardant which may be the reaction product of a reaction mixture where the reaction mixture includes at least one active hydrogen-containing compound and at least one phosphorus containing compound. The at least one active hydrogen-containing compound is selected from the group of...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Foam-forming compositions containing azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixtures containing...

Foam-forming compositions containing azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixtures containing cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene are disclosed. The foam-forming composition contains (a) an azeotropic or azeotrope-like mixture of cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene with methyl formate, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, pentane,...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Use of metal salts of a carboxylic acid in the production of polyurethane systems

A catalyst system which is suitable for catalyzing the production of polyurethane systems is provided. The catalyst system contains a metal salt of a carboxylic acid to whose carbonyl carbon a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon radical is bound, with the proviso that the carboxylic acid does not have exclusively a single ethyl or n-propyl branch in the...

Company name: Evonik Goldschmidt
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Coated substrates and methods for producing the same

Novel coated substrates comprise a substrate and a coating thereon. The coating comprises a polymeric component and a colorant compound. The colorant compound is produced by reacting an isocyanate compound and an active hydrogen-terminated colorant.

Company name: Milliken & Company
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> CYCLOALIPHATIC
Process for trimerising cycloaliphatic diisocyanates

The invention relates to a process for preparing polyisocyanates containing isocyanurate groups by trimerising cycloaliphatic diisocyanates using a catalyst solution comprising at least one quaternary ammonium hydroxide, characterized in that the catalyst solution is metered in such that the reaction temperature is >90.degree. C. and...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
White ink composition

A white ink composition contains a white coloring material and a fixing resin component. The fixing resin component includes a styrene acrylic resin and a urethane resin at a mass ratio of the styrene acrylic resin to the urethane resin (styrene acrylic resin/urethane resin) of at least 1/10.

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> EMULSIONS
Aqueous surface-treating agent

An aqueous surface-treating agent, which comprises a silicone oil aqueous emulsion, a polyurethane resin aqueous emulsion, and a silane compound represented by the following general formula ##STR00001## (where R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 each are an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and n and m are 1.ltoreq.n.ltoreq.3 and m=3n, respectively), and/or...

Company name: NOK Klueber
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Silane-terminated polyurethane and rubber composite materials

Composite materials including rubber particles and silane-terminated polyurethane binders are disclosed.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
Prefabricated membrane based on modified polyurethane bituminous binder and process for production

The present invention has for its object a prefabricated sealing membrane formed by a support, coated on at least one surface, and preferably impregnated throughout, with a modified bitumen base composition, characterized in that the thermoplastic bituminous composition for coating and/or impregnation is a bituminous binder modified by a...

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Self-repairing cyclic oxide-substituted chitosan polyurethane networks

Thermosetting polymeric compositions, such as polyurethane compositions, and related methods are provided. The invention relates to coating and polymer compositions and related methods derived from a biodegradable natural polysaccharide compound such as chitosan, pectin, heparin, and combinations thereof reacted to a cyclic oxide compound, such as...

Company name: The University of Southern Mississippi
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Polyurethane plaster for the transdermal application of active substances, and method for the...

A method for producing an active substance-containing polyurethane plaster for transdermal application is described, said plaster containing at least one active substance at a highly accurate declared dose. In the described method, a solvent-free active substance-containing polyurethane is produced by reactively coating a solvent-free active...

Company name: Otto Bock PUR LifeScience
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
Coatings for implantable medical devices comprising hydrophilic substances and methods for...

A segmented polyurethane and an amphiphilic random or block copolymer are disclosed. The segmented polyurethane and the amphiphilic random or block copolymer can be used for fabricating a coating for an implantable medical device such as a stent.

Company name: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Fire-resistant polyurethane foam

A fire-resistant polyurethane foam is provided. A hydroxyl-containing inorganic fire retardant is premixed with a polyisocyanate and a polyol, respectively, to form two premixtures. Then, the two premixtures are mixed for reaction to form a fire-resistant polyurethane foam. Preferably, a combination of different particle sizes of the fire retardant...

Company name: Industrial Technology Research Institute
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
Process for making a polyurethane foam

Process for preparing a polyurethane foam, according to the free rise process, the foam having a free rise density of 5-40 kg/m.sup.3, comprising reacting at an index of 40-80 a polyisocyanate composition consisting of diphenylmethane diisocyanate and of homologues of diphenylmethane diisocyanate, said homologues having an isocyanate functionality...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Thermoformable rigid polyurethane-polyamide foam

The present invention relates to a process for producing a thermoformable rigid polyurethane-polyamide foam having a closed-cell content of less than 70%, which comprises mixing (a) an organic polyisocyanate with (b) one or more polymeric compounds having two or more isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms, (c) optionally crosslinking and/or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Use of partially silanized polyisocyanate-based compounds as crosslinking-agents in coating...

The invention relates to the use of partly silanized compounds based on polyisocyanate as crosslinking agents with heightened refractive index in curable coating compositions, more particularly in clearcoat materials for automotive finishing. The invention likewise relates to a coating composition which comprises these compounds as crosslinking...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Use of an aqueous preparation for the coating of wood surfaces to achieve a natural-touch effect

The present invention relates to the use of an aqueous preparation for the coating of wood surfaces, characterized in that the aqueous preparation comprises: a hydroxyl-functional polyurethane-polyacrylate dispersion, apolyurethane dispersion, an at least partially hydrophilicized polyisocyanate and .gtoreq.0 weight-% to .ltoreq.10 weight-% of a...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Scratch-resistant film

The present invention provides a paint film which is superior in scratch resistance, weather resistance, stain resistance, chemical resistance, bending durability and impact resistance and is useful as a scratch resistant film or a decorative film. The film is obtained by cross-linking a vinyl compound copolymer with polyisocyanate, wherein the...

Company name: Riken Technos
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane multilayer protective liner

Disclosed is a multilayer structure useful for preparing highly abrasion-resistant protective liners, including tubular articles such as multilayer tubes or pipes.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus

Provided is a developing roller in which: even when the roller is stored under a high-temperature, high-humidity environment over a long period of time, bleeding is suppressed; and the fusion of toner to its surface upon repeated output of images under low temperature and low humidity is suppressed. The developing roller includes: a mandrel; an...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Lead having a conductive polymer conductor

A medical electrical lead includes a conductive polymer conductor fabricated from a conductor-filled polyisobutylene urethane, urea or urethane/urea copolymer.

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Silicone wound dressing laminate and method for making the same

A method of making a wound dressing comprising the steps of: providing an apertured substrate layer; coating the substrate layer with a fluid silicone prepolymer composition; thermally partially curing said silicone prepolymer composition to form a partially cured silicone coating on the substrate; laminating the coated substrate layer to a base...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DRUG-ELUTING SYST.
Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane based polymers and their manufacture

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

Company name: Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
N-substituted carbamic acid ester production method, isocyanate production method using such...

The present invention is a method for producing an N-substituted carbamic acid ester derived from an organic amine from an organic amine, a carbonic acid derivative and a hydroxy composition containing one or more types of hydroxy compounds, wherein the organic amine, the carbonic acid derivative and the hydroxy composition are reacted using a...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday February 28th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Reaction modeling of urethane polyols using fraction primary secondary and hindered-secondary...

The effect of primary, secondary, and hindered-secondary hydroxyl groups on reactions and temperature profiles of polyurethane gels was investigated and modeled using a computer simulation that simultaneously solves over a dozen differential equations. Using urethane gel reaction temperature profiles of the reference compounds 1-pentanol,...

Company name: University of Missouri-Columbia
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Flexibility and strength for consistent performance: Polyurethane technology as applied to the mass...

The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightweight construction are becoming ever more attractive. Although composite materials are the obvious alternative here, the journey from...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
FOAMS
Thermal Volatilisation Analysis of a TDI-based Flexible Polyurethane Foam containing Ammonium...

In this paper, we report a comprehensive study on a TDI-based foam containing 13% ammonium polyphosphate (APP) in order to examine the effect that this conventional fire retardant has on the thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation behaviour of the polyurethane foam. The results from TVA and TGA analyses show that the APP foam undergoes a...

Company name: University of Strathclyde
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Experimental evaluation of plowing and scratch hardness of aqueous two-component polyurethane...

Scratch resistance of aqueous two-component (2K-PUR) polyurethane coatings deposited on glass and polycarbonate was investigated by constant mode scratch tests. Penetration and residual depths as well as scratch widths were experimentally evaluated. A first analytical model was applied to estimate plowing and scratch hardness of the polyurethane...

Company name: Universit� degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
High-temperature high-pressure polymerized urethane dimethacrylate-Mechanical properties and monomer...

This study was conducted to determine selected mechanical/physical properties of and monomer release from high-temperature high-pressure (HT/HP) polymerized urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA).MethodsFlexural strength (σf), hardness, fracture toughness (KIC), and density (ρ) were determined for five UDMA resin blocks produced via different...

Company name: Universit� Paris Descartes
Published On: Monday March 03rd, 2014

 
 

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