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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Southeast Asia and India TDI, PMDI & Polyols Recently Keep Stable to Firm

Major polyurethane feedstocks including TDI, PMDI and polyether polyols have increased in Mar. because of suppliers' need to recover margins amid expected demand uptick or escalating production costs. (Details please see below passages)Southeast AsiaTDI market in Southeast Asia mainly referring to Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand has been...

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Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Mattress hygiene - six year case study in the Hotel Stadthaus, Burgdorf, Switzerland

The growing number of people suffering from allergies demands further measures in the hotel industry. Working together with SANITIZED AG, the four-star Hotel Stadthaus in Burgdorf, Switzerland, demonstrated during a six-year case study how mattresses can have lasting protection against dust mites and fungi, which are responsible for allergic...

Company name: Sanitized
Published On: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Stepan Launches STEPOSOL® MET-10U, a Powerful, Sustainable Surfactant Designed to Replace Solvents

Stepan Company, one of the leading global surfactant manufacturers, today introduced STEPOSOL MET-10U, a novel surfactant derived from natural oils that is targeted to displace solvents.This powerful new cleaning solution is the first commercial product launched by Stepan as part of its joint development agreement with Elevance Renewable Sciences,...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Johnson Matthey Davy, Rennovia to develop bio-based acids

JOHNSON MATTHEY DAVY TECHNOLOGIES (JM Davy) and renewable chemistry company Rennovia have teamed up to develop processes to make bio-based glucaric and adipic acids.The two companies will jointly develop and license a technology package for commercial production of the two chemicals from glucose.Glucaric acid is not yet widely used but is an...

Company name: Johnson Matthey
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
TDI prices assessed up as producers stand firm on increases

A 4 cent/lb ($88/tonne) hike for US toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) assessed this week follows the 2 cent/lb increase assessment of last week, totalling a 6 cent/lb boost for the quarter, driven by a firm producer stance on price increase initiatives.TDI price increases had previously been heard settling at 6-8 cents/lb for the first quarter on 10...

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Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
SE Asia and India TDI Demand Grew Rapidly in 2013

According to latest data from PUdaily, the total demand of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) at Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand in 2013 was about 70,000 tons; except Thailand, other three countries grew with big rate of more than 20%. While for Thailand, market analyst from PUdaily said the recession attributed to political unrest, which dragged...

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Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Bayer expands production for coating raw materials in China

Bayer MaterialScience is increasing its production capacities in the Asia/Pacific region to meet the continued growth in demand there for raw materials for coatings and adhesives. Ground was broken at the site in Shanghai, China, on Monday for a new plant for the production of the precursor hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI). With an annual capacity...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Innovative material solutions for the LED wonder light

Global climate change and ever scarcer resources necessitate significant improvements in lighting systems' energy efficiency. One important solution is LED lighting technology - with good reason: compared with the traditional incandescent bulb, LEDs reduce energy consumption by up to 90 percent and have a far longer service life. Bayer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS>> ONE COMPONENT FOAM
Genius Gun Is the Revolutionary New Reusable Polyurethane Foam

Soudal USA, a leader in the manufacture of sealants, foams and adhesives, has announced the nationwide launch of its market-changing Genius Gun expanding polyurethane foam product, the first-of-its-kind gap filling and insulating foam that is reusable multiple times and eliminates the need for a separate applicator. Designed for wide use in...

Company name: Soudal USA
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Boathouse Stays Shipshape with Protective Coatings

Nestled on the bayside north of the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a covered boathouse with the official title of Marine Emergency Response Facility (MERF). As its name implies, the boathouse is part of the airport's emergency preparedness plan in the event of a marine rescue involving an aviation water contact accident. The Federal...

Company name: Tnemec
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Newly Launched Website Provides Information On Thermal and Ignition Barriers for Spray Foam

Thermal and ignition barriers play an important role in ensuring SPF installers that a spray foam insulation application is separated from occupied spaces by a code-compliant barrier. Since spray polyurethane foam is flammable, like other materials, it is important for homeowners and contractors to become educated on the options available for their...

Company name: International Fireproof Technology
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
Making sound insulation choices with Icynene spray foam

Enjoying a comfortable home environment is a basic right that many Americans strive to achieve. While many succeed at creating their ideal home environment, there can be significant interfering factors from outside elements that make this status difficult to maintain. Isolating these issues can help residents hone in on the kinds of upgrades they...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
Green Builder Takes Spray Foam Company To The Next Level

Spray foam has shown definitive signs of growth in the last few years, with a consistently growing interest among homeowners who seek energy efficiency and comfortable living. However, a product is only as good as the people managing the contracting company that installs it. Case in point: Richard and Sita Spoto, who acquired EcoTech Spray Foam,...

Company name: EcoTech Spray Foam
Published On: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 
Kool Foam LLC Leads the Industry for Ditch Breakers Made of Spray Foam

Ditch breakers are a very important part of construction with regards to pipe trenches. These breakers are used at regular intervals through the trench and there are two primary reasons why they are used, including to prevent erosion which can be caused by runoff in the trench, as well as so it can be back filled up by the contractor that does the...

Company name: Kool Foam
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
March JCTR Focuses on Waterborne

The March 2014 issue of Journal of Coatings Technology and Research features some of the papers that were presented at the 40th Waterborne Symposium in New Orleans, La., sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Polymers and High Performance Materials.In his introduction to this special issue, JCTR Editor-in-Chief Mark...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Let s stick together - Novel concepts for adhesives and sealants

Polyurethanes or epoxies? UV or air? Papers, foils or plastics? Questions all adhesive and raw material producers needs to answer for their upcoming projects - and even more. A whole performance is requested, including environmental aspects as well as legislative issues. The customer demands need to be combined.What is the status quo of...

Company name: The European Coatings Conference
Published On: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Concise Analysis of the International Hot Melt Adhesives Market - Forecasts to 2018

Hot melt adhesives are increasingly becoming popular due to their fast setting speed, relatively low cost, and low environmental impact. Hot melt adhesive systems also have the advantage of a broad formulation latitude, which helps manufacture a large number of products for specific end-uses and substrates.Consistent advances in raw materials used...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FOAM TAPE
Adchem Announces Bonding Study for Rogers PORON® Low-outgassing and Non-fogging Urethane Foams

Adchem Corporation, a major supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes for the automotive, transportation, and industrial markets, issued a bonding study of adhesive tape systems for six Rogers Corporation PORON Urethane Foam products tested against 12 Adchem tape systems. The study included PORON Urethane 4790 and 4701 foam materials used...

Company name: Adchem
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Highly transparent casting compounds formulated from polyurethane coating raw materials from Bayer

Bayer MaterialScience offers raw materials for highly transparent casting compounds that can be used to seal lighting strips and other lighting elements with light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This gives the LEDs long-lasting, effective protection against moisture, weather and cleaning agents. The development is part of an extensive program of material...

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

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic Polyurethane Market Worth $2.2 Billion by 2018

Thermoplastic Polyurethanes are thermoplastic elastomers that are derived from diisocyanates with diols. They are known for the properties such as elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil & grease and abrasion. TPU is a highly preferred material over the other engineering plastics in various end-user markets mainly due to its properties. TPU...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
APS Elastomers Offers Specially Compounded Thermoplastic Elastomers for Cable Sheathing

APS Elastomers, North America's fast-growing distributor and technical support resource for thermoplastic elastomers, now offers a new line of halogen-free, flame retardant TPE-S (styrenic block copolymer thermoplastic elastomer), TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) and TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) for consumer and industrial electronic power cords...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
COIM announces TPUs from renewable sources

COIM is glad to announce the introduction of a new series of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) based on renewable raw materials, marketed under the LARIPUR RS brand.COIM Group's R&D center of Offanengo (Italy) has been focusing in developing products which combine the highest possible content of raw materials derived from renewable sources and...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Protect Spray Foam From Those Final Winter Freezes

Although we are entering the end of the winter season, March will certainly bring a few final snow and ice storms to communities across the nation before warmer weather begins to settle in. That's why contractors working with polyurethane foam (SPF) must remain vigilant about keeping the product at the manufacturer's suggested temperature ranges.If...

Company name: PowerBlanket
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Spray Foam Equipment Provider, Intech Equipment & Supply, Launches New Reactor 2 Spray Foam and...

Spray foam equipment provider, Intech Equipment & Supply, announced it will now carry the Reactor 2 product line. The Reactor 2 equipment represents next generation technology for spray foam insulation and polyurea. Specifically, Intech will market the Reactor 2 E-30 and E-XP2 models for Polyurea, and the fully integrated Reactor 2 E-30i and...

Company name: Intech Equipment & Supply
Published On: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Durante Home Exteriors Now Offering its Extensive Line of Energy Saving Replacement Windows and...

Spring fever is on its way, and Durante Home Exteriors has the cure. For customers looking to get outside this spring and improve the curb appeal and energy efficiency of their home with new windows and doors, Durante has some very innovative solutions homeowners will love.Durante Home Exteriors is a leading provider of energy-efficient and ultra...

Company name: Durante
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Partnership Fund and ICES sign agreement to produce sandwich panels

With the goal of replacing imports of industry goods and providing a market with competitive local products, the Partnership Fund (PF) and local construction company Industrial Construction Engineering Solutions (ICES) launched a joint project to produce so called ‘sandwich panels'.PF, a state-owned shareholding company and ICES, which...

Company name: Industrial Construction Engineering Solutions
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
Suretank and First Subsea to transport new range of pipeline recovery tools

Suretank, a provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has produced a specialized container to transport a new range of pipeline recovery tools (PRTs). The custom-built 6-m (20-ft) open-top container has been designed to hold and transport the Hyperlast 101 Twin Sealing system from First Subsea.Used to recover subsea...

Company name: Suretank
Published On: Friday March 14th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Plan for Chemical Hit List Sparks Heat

Industry manufacturers are objecting to a California plan that would target toxic chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam.Paint strippers containing methylene chloride and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems containing unreacted ("uncured") diisocyanates are two of the three products newly targeted by the state's Department...

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Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Dave Chwalibog Joins the SFS Propak Team

Dave will be developing, implementing, managing and achieving the revenue growth objectives for key national accounts across a business base that includes spray foam insulation, roofing, polyurea, foamjacking, and protective coating contractors.We at SFS are excited to have Dave on board. His extensive background in sales and customer support as...

Company name: SFS Propak
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Sadara on track to complete Saudi petchem complex in mid-15

Saudi Arabia's Sadara Chemical Co is on track to complete the construction of its chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City by the middle of 2015, with full operations expected in the following year, the company's CEO said on Thursday."We are currently almost halfway through construction," Sadara CEO Ziad Al-Labban said at an investors'...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Dow plans asset sales in functional, performance units

Dow Chemical plans to sell smaller units in its functional materials and performance materials segments, part of the US producer's goal to sell an extra $1.5bn-2bn worth of assets, its CEO said on Wednesday.Dow now plans to sell $4.5bn-6bn worth of assets, up from an earlier goal of $3bn-4bn.This expansion will cover units that have a relatively...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Electrolube announce new distribution agreement for Spain and Portugal

Electrolube, the leading supplier of formulated chemical products to the global electronic, industrial and domestic device manufacturing sectors, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with AB Electronic Devices to represent their conformal coatings range in Spain and Portugal. The new agreement will enable AB Electronic, ...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
SABIC Awards FEED Contract for Polyurethane Plant

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Dutch Shell Group awarded a contract for a jointly-owned polyurethane plant to be constructed at the Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) complex in Jubail. Engineering firm KBR won the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the complex and the project's budget is expected to be $3...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
AdipreneDirect launches operations in Brazil

In support of Chemtura Corporation's aggressive growth strategy in Fast Growing Regions (FGRs), AdipreneDirect Brazil announces the launch of its commercial operations dedicated to servicing Chemtura's Urethanes customers.Chemtura first launched AdipreneDirect in the U.S. and Canada in July 2011 and has since followed with regional extensions in...

Company name: Chemtura Urethanes
Published On: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 
NCFI Polyurethanes GoldStar Applicator Receives Boston Angie s List Top Five Percent Super Service...

Closed Cell Structures, a Danvers, MA insulation contractor, was recently awarded the "Super Service Award" for second year running by Angie's List, the well-known US-based website that provides customer-generated reviews of local contractors.The award recognizes the top five percent of contractors in a given category within a defined market. The...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

 
Hybrid Coating Technologies Enters Into Advanced Negotiations With Major Retailer

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. (HCTI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into advanced negotiations with a Fortune 500 company to modify and then commercialize one of its products based on its non isocyanate polyurethane platform technology. Hybrid expects to complete negotiations, enter into an agreement and commence product...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
JPS profits up threefold at $1.1M

Greenville-based JPS Industries Inc., a manufacturer of composite and urethane materials, said net sales increased 34% year over year to $42 million for its fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 1.The company said net income was up threefold at $1.1 million for the quarter, or 11 cents per common share. Gross margin dropped from 18.5% to 16.4%, however,...

Company name: JPS Industries
Published On: Tuesday March 18th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> CLEANING AGENT
Aldimine cleaning composition for reactive polyurethane compositions

Methods of using an aldimine of formula (I) as cleaning agent or ingredient of a cleaning agent composition for reactive polyurethane compositions, especially for reactive polyurethane hot melt adhesives. It has been found that such cleaning agents can greatly reduce the quantity of wastes and in particular mixtures of blocked and nonblocked...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane- and/or polyurethane-polyorganosiloxane compounds

The present invention relates to novel polycarbonate-polyorganosiloxane and/or polyurethane-polyorganosiloxane compounds, methods for their production, their use, functional formulations containing them, precursors for their production, as well as reactive compositions containing the aforementioned precursors.

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes, polyureas and/or polyurethane-polyureas and method for making...

The present invention generally relates to polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes, polyureas and/or polyurethane-polyureas, and to a process for making such compounds. In one embodiment, the polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes, polyureas and/or polyurethane-polyureas also include at least one flexible hydrogen bond acceptor chain extender (HACE). In...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
(poly)carbonate polyol and carboxyl group-containing polyurethane obtained from the (poly)carbonate...

An object of the invention is to provide carboxyl group-containing polyurethanes that have small curing warpage and can give cured products having excellent electrical insulating properties and flexibility, curable compositions that contain the carboxyl group-containing polyurethane and can give cured products having good electrical insulating...

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Photosensitive polymides

The invention pertains to an isocyanate-modified photosensitive polyimide. The photosensitive polyimide of the invention possesses excellent heat resistance, chemical resistance and flexibility, and can be used in a liquid photo resist composition or dry film photo resist composition, or used in a solder resist, coverlay film, or printed wiring...

Company name: Eternal Chemical
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Reactive isocyanate compositions

The invention relates to compositions with isocyanate groups, which can be cured without an isocyanate-reactive component, to processes for preparing such compositions and to the use thereof.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink composition, two-pack curing ink composition set, and recording method and recorded matter using...

The present invention provides: an ink composition which contains at least a polymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator and a coloring material, and is free from an aqueous solvent, wherein the polymerizable compound comprises at least a urethane oligomer; a two-pack curing ink composition set comprising an ink composition containing a...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Electrostatic-image developing toner, electrostatic image developer, toner cartridge, process...

An electrostatic-image developing toner contains a polyester resin prepared by addition reaction of a polycondensate of a carboxylic acid component and an alcohol component with an isocyanate-containing compound. The polycondensate has an active hydrogen group. The alcohol component includes a rosin diol represented by general formula (1):...

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Dispersions of polyurethanes, their preparation and use

The present invention provides the use of aqueous dispersions comprising a pigment (B) at least partially enveloped by polyurethane (A) and further comprising at least one polymerization inhibitor (C), said polyurethane (A) being obtainable by reaction of (a) 15% to 70% by weight of di- or polyisocyanate comprising on average from 1 to 10...

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

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOPLASTIC
Method of making improved ballistic products

A method of making a ballistic resistant composite material having improved resistance to high energy rifle bullets and the like. The method comprises providing at least one fibrous layer comprising a network of high tenacity aramid fibers. The fibrous layer is coated with a thermoplastic polyurethane resin. The coated fibrous layer is molded at a...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition for polarizing plates, polarizing plate with adhesive using same, and liquid...

Provided is an adhesive composition for polarizing plates, which is used for adhering polarizing plates, and which exhibits excellent durability even under high-temperature and high-moisture conditions, and which minimizes the occurrence of white streaks. Also provided are a polarizing plate with adhesive and liquid crystal display device using...

Company name: Nippon Carbide Industries
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Water based primer composition for isocyante and silane functional adhesives

The present invention is directed to a unique solution for promoting adhesion of substrates to adhesives containing a prepolymer having isocyanate, silane or both functional groups. The solution comprises a composition comprising: a) from about 0.05 to about 10.0 parts by weight of a hydrolysate of one or more of alkoxysilyl amines; b) from about...

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

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Biostable polyurethanes

The present invention relates to a biostable polyurethane or polyurea comprising: (a) a soft segment comprising a polysiloxane of the general formula (I); and (b) greater than O and less than 40 wt % of a hard segment which is a reaction product of a diisocyanate and a linear difunctional chain extender, processes for their preparation and their...

Company name: AorTech Biomaterial
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Polyurethane gel foams

Polyurethane gel foams are proposed as is their use in modern wound treatment. In particular, wound dressings comprise polyurethane gel foams for treating moderately to severely exuding wounds. The polyurethane gel foams are thereby produced from an isocyanate component A having a functionality f of f.sub.B.ltoreq.3, a polymeric polyol component B...

Company name: Paul Hartmann
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Two-part curable polyurethane foam resin composition, molded article using the same, and shoe sole

The two-part curable polyurethane foam resin composition uses little or no petroleum-derived raw materials but a plant-derived raw material so that the biomass ratio can be improved, the load on the environment can be reduced, and excellent physical characteristics can be exhibited. The two-part curable polyurethane foam resin composition includes...

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

 
Foam composition and its uses thereof

The present invention provides a foam composition comprising a polyol, an isocyanate, a first catalyst capable of accelerating a reaction between the polyol and the isocyanate and a second catalyst capable of initiating a reaction between the polyol and the isocyanate at a rate slower than the first catalyst. There is also provided a method for...

Company name: MAS Research & Innovation
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Footwear parts gluing process using powder adhesive

A process of gluing footwear parts using a powder adhesive that eliminates the conventional stages of drying required after the application of liquid adhesive to the substrate surface and of cooling to solidify the glue after pressing is disclosed herein. The process comprises the stages of preparing the surface and removing impurities from...

Company name: Artecola Indústrias Químicas
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Wax-less toilet gasket

A wax-less toilet gasket is provided that is formed of an open cell foam having a hydrophobic skin, layer, coating or covering. To this end, the toilet gasket may be formed of a self-skinning polyurethane, a polyurethane with an in-mold coating, or a polyurethane with a waterproof agent. The toilet gasket is characterized by a body with a ring...

Company name: Sani-Seal
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION>> RECYCLIBILITY
Method and device for treatment and recycling of waste refrigerators

A method and device for harmless treatment and recycling of waste refrigerators. Plastic parts, electrical boxes, compressors, and condensers are disassembled at a disassembling station. Refrigerants from compressors are recycled at a fluoride-extracting station. Refrigerator bodies and doors are transferred to a double shaft shredder and a rolling...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Leak-free american football

Provided is a leak-free American football, which has a polyurethane foam having a shape of an American football; a covering formed on an exterior surface of the polyurethane foam and having a seam; multiple pairs of lacing holes formed in the covering along two opposite sides of the seam, and a lace passing through the multiple pairs of the lacing...

Company name: Yuan Chi Sports Enterprise
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Multi-piece solid golf ball

The invention provides a multi-piece solid golf ball composed of a solid core, a cover, at least one intermediate layer situated therebetween, and a plurality of dimples on a surface of the ball. The diameter of the solid core, the deflection of the core when compressed under a final load of 130 kgf from an initial load of 10 kgf, the hardness at...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
Polyurea and polyurethane compositions for golf equipment

Golf equipment having improved cut and shear resistance that includes a polyurea composition, preferably saturated and/or water resistant, formed of a polyurea prepolymer and a curing agent, wherein the polyurea prepolymer includes an isocyanate and an amine-terminated compound, and wherein the curing agent includes a hydroxy-terminated curing...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Polyisobutylene urethane, urea and urethane/urea copolymers and medical leads containing the same

The present invention provides medical devices that contain polyisobutylene urethane copolymers, polyisobutylene urea copolymers and polyisobutylene urethane/urea copolymers. More particularly, the present invention provides medical leads that contain such copolymer.

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Thursday March 20th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Functional-group-modified carbon material, and method for producing same

Provided are a functional-group-modified carbon material modified with an isocyanate group or amino group, and a method for producing the material. The material is an isocyanate-group-modified carbon material in which an isocyanate group of a diisocyanate compound is bonded to a graphene-like carbon material, or an amino-group-modified carbon...

Company name: Sekisui Chemical Co.
Published On: Friday March 21st, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Effect of crosslinking density on resilient performance of low‐resilience flexible...

Low-resilience flexible polyurethane foams (FPUFs) with varying crosslinking densities, were synthesized from polyols, 4, 4′-diphenyl methane diisocyanate (MDI-100), and water. The effects of crosslinking agent content, the molecular weight (Mw) of polyether diol, and the ratio of (polyether triol)/(polyether diol) on the resilience...

Company name: Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid polyurethane and kenaf core composite foams

Rigid PU foams are valuable in many construction applications. Kenaf is a bast fiber plant where the surface stem skin provides bast fibers whose strength-to-weight ratio competes with glass fiber. The higher volume product of the kenaf core is an under-investigated area in composite applications. The naturally porous structure of kenaf-core...

Company name: University of North Texas
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Linking of oligoesters hydrolysis to polyurethane coatings

The hydrolytic stability of a series of oligoesters comprised of three and four different monomers was evaluated. The hydroxyl terminal oligoesters were prepared from adipic acid (AA) and isophthalic acid (IPA), with six different diols and one triol, which included: 1,4-butanediol, 1,5-pentanediol, 1,6-hexanediol, neopentyl glycol,...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
The effects of polydimethylsiloxane on transparent and hydrophobic waterborne polyurethane coatings...

The effects of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) on phase separation, optical transmittance and surface properties including surface composition, morphology and wettability of waterborne polyurethane (WPU) containing PDMS were investigated. After the introduction of PDMS into the WPU backbone by polymerization, the large difference in the solubility...

Company name: Ningbo Institute of Material Technology & Engineering
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
The preparation and electrochromic properties of the polyurethanes containing triphenylamine moiety

A novel series of triphenylamine-containing aromatic polyurethanes (PUs) were synthesized via polymerization of N,N-bis (4-isocyanatophenyl) aniline monomer with different dihydroxy compounds. The structures of PUs were characterized by means of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) spectroscopy which showing an...

Company name: Heilongjiang University
Published On: Monday March 24th, 2014

 
 

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