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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Evonik s Coating Additives group gears up for ACS 2014

At this year's ACS in Atlanta, Ga., Evonik's TEGO group will feature three new product rollouts and debut the Spanish version of their tego.us website.TEGO Twin 4200 is the new universal substrate wetting additive for waterborne wood coatings, industrial coatings and printing inks, which can also be used in solventborne and UV cured applications....

Company name: Evonik Industries Coating Additives
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Mark Leno s bill would close loophole on fire-retardant use

New legislation would give Californians the right to know whether the furniture they're buying contains potentially dangerous flame-retardant chemicals.The bill, introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, comes on the heels of changes to a state regulation designed to make it easier for furniture manufacturers to meet safety requirements...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
New Michem Wood Release 2137 Helps Process pMDI Particle Board Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

Adding to its line of mold release agents for the wood composites industry, Michelman has introduced Michem Wood Release 2137, a mold release agent used in the production of particle board that uses pMDI as the adhesive. Michem Wood Release 2137 produces a low COF interaction that allows wood to release cleanly from the press platen while producing...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase its selling prices for the following products:■ 1,4 Butandiol (BDO): + 60 EUR/mt■ Tetrahydrofuran (THF): + 80 EUR/mt■ Polytetramethylenetherglykol (PolyTHF®): + 80 EUR/mtThe price adjustment ensures that BASF can continue to offer quality products and...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Vertellus Specialties Introduces Two New Polycin Polyol Products

Vertellus Specialty Materials, a division of Vertellus Specialties and a leading supplier to the coatings and sealants industry, will introduce two new Polycin polyols at the American Coatings Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 8 - 10.The products, Polycin XP 100 LV and Polycin XP 200 LV, have excellent utility in industrial coatings applications and...

Company name: Vertellus Specialties Inc
Published On: Friday March 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Reverdia shows 100% bio-based succinic acid at the American Coatings Show

As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid.Today, succinic acid is not yet a commonly used monomer in the...

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Tuesday March 11th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube Launch Electronics Protection Solutions In India

Protection of electronics is a large design concern, particularly if electronic equipment is to be deployed in aggressive environments or demanding climatic conditions. Electrolube, the solutions provider of electro-chemicals, will launch a range of complete protection solutions for electronics manufacturers in India this month following a surge in...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
The Need for Speed: Composite Resin Technologies

Imagine you're in the driver's seat of a high-powered race car. In order to pass your competitor you need to accelerate. A similar scenario is taking place in the automotive industry; however, the competitor is fuel economy. In order to increase fuel efficiency, many automotive manufacturers are replacing traditional steel components with...

Company name: Henkel North America
Published On: Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
Issuance of New Evaluation Report - Evaluation includes fire resistance, alternate thermal and...

No-Burn®, Inc. announces the issuance of their new evaluation report. The evaluation report is a product of a partnership between IAPMO Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) and No-Burn®, Inc. No-Burn®, Inc. as a premier manufacturer of intumescent and fire retardant coatings, is widely respected and relied upon for coatings solutions and technical...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Webinar reviews epoxy-urethane foam for soft tools and molds

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, is working with General Plastics (Tacoma, Wash., USA) to present a new webinar titled, "High-Temperature, High-Density Epoxy-Urethane Foam: an Economical Alternative for Soft Tools and Molds."The webinar...

Company name: CompositesWorld.com
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
High-performance polyurea and polyurethane coatings deliver fast return to service, excellent...

Building and construction professionals are looking for suitable materials that meet requirements for low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and offer high-performance properties.Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed solutions for polyurethane and polyurea coatings based on its raw materials that are known for their high-performance parameters,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
New polyurea-based products for a durable garage floor

New floor covering processes made available in the last few years are revolutionizing the industry for both the residential and commercial sectors.Whether you're an experienced mechanic or you just think it's important to have a clean and nice-looking garage, new floor covering processes made available in the last few years are revolutionizing the...

Company name: Zone Garage
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
NEOGARD s Next Generation Roof Coating Systems: Permathane III & Elasta-Gard III

Designed to protect, preserve and extend the life of your existing roof system, the new Permathane III and Elasta-Gard III systems are:■ Sustainable, seamless and lightweight■ Environmentally friendly: compliant with 2014 EPA regulations for fire retardants■ Robust: provides UV stability throughout the system, not just the...

Company name: Neogard
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Safety in New England: Second Massachusetts-based safe spray foam and intelligent...

The Office of Technical Assistance & Technology (OTA) has organized a second workshop that highlights the importance of safety and training when it comes to spray polyurethane foam, as well as other building insulation options.The workshop, entitled "Insulate Right: Safe Insulation for Homes and Buildings" will take place on April 9, 2014 at the...

Company name: The Office of Technical Assistance & Technology
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
Fabulous sprayability, GreenGuard certification AND certification as an ABAA Evaluated Material -...

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company's Gaco 183M Closed Cell Foam has successfully completed the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Material Evaluation process and has been deemed an "ABAA Evaluated Material" and part of an "ABAA Evaluated Assembly".This evaluation...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
SucraSeal Achieves UL Approval

SUCRASEAL™ ACHIEVES UNDERWRITERS LABORATORY APPROVAL FOR EXTERIOR WALL COVERINGS (EWS0007) IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 285. SES Foam has achieved Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approval for Sucraseal™ spray polyurethane foam insulation in compliance with the National Fire Protection Agency Standard 285 (NFPA 285). Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is the...

Company name: SES Foam
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol and Bjorn Thorsen SAR Unveil Expanded Distribution Relationship & Aliphatic TPU Novelties...

Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) announces it is expanding its presence in the Nordic TPU market by appointing Bjorn Thorsen as distributor for its Pearlthane®, Pearlcoat®, Pearlbond and Pearlstick thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty elastomer resins. Lubrizol has entered into a distribution agreement with Bjorn Thorsen...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Remold polyurethane casters and wheels

Polyurethane casters and polyurethane wheels, when used in an industrial environment, can wear and eventually fail for a variety of reasons. When the time comes to replace it may be worth your time to consider "remolding" on an existing core.Heavy loads, long runs, and high speeds can cause excessive heat build-up that breaks down the polyurethane...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
INVISTA breaks ground for HMD and nylon 6,6 polymer projects in China

INVISTA broke ground today on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China. These facilities mark a key milestone in INVISTA's plans for integrated nylon 6,6 facilities in the China market and underscore the company's commitment to the region. More than 300 people attended the...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 
Serta rejoins ISPA after nearly a decade away

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has recently announced that Serta Inc. has rejoined the association. The announcement gives a big boost to the bedding industry's trade association, as Serta is the industry's sales leader and is an influential bedding producer. Serta left ISPA almost a decade ago."We are very excited to welcome...

Company name: the International Sleep Products Association
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
ACC sees Middle East region joining Asia-Pacific and Africa in driving global chemical output this...

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), industry expansion at the local level is creating new jobs and supporting downstream industries such as agriculture, textiles, and healthcare. One industry especially benefiting from the region's robust chemical market is construction. The sector uses chemicals such as admixtures, water proofing...

Company name: TechSci Research
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Hybrid Coating Technologies Hoping California Setting Precedent in Changing Regulations on...

Polyurethane is all around. It's used in foam seating, foam gaskets, insulation materials, suspension bushings, adhesives, coatings, sealants, synthetic fibers and many plastics, just to name a few applications. The problem with most of it is that the polymer is manufactured using isocyanates, a family of highly reactive and toxic chemicals. The...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
VersaFlex Expands Its Regional Sales Force

VersaFlex Inc, a leading formulator and manufacturer of polyurea protective coatings, liners and sealants, proudly announces it is expanding its technical sales and service operations into regionally staffed units across the U.S. and Canada.Increased demand for the company's high performance protective coatings in key niche markets such as water...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Tuesday March 25th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Flow additive for urethane system

A method for improving flow of a two-component urethane system by adding a hydroxy-functional acrylic polymer.

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Silicone surfactant for making flexible foams

A polyurethane foam-forming composition having a surfactant with the formula R.sup.1.sub.3Si(OSiR.sup.2G)xOSiR.sup.3.sub.3, where each R.sup.1, R.sup.2, and R.sup.3 is independently an alkyl radical having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; G is a group having the formula --R.sup.4(OR.sup.5).sub.yA, where R.sup.4 is a divalent alkyl radical having from 2...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday March 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Hydrophobic polyester polycarbonate polyols for use in polyurethane applications

Disclosed are hydrophobic polyester-polycarbonate polyols which are the reaction product of (a) a polyester polyol and (b) one or more polycarbonate polyols. The polyester polyol (a) is the reaction product of: (i) one or more hydrophobic monomers, (ii) one or more organic acids, and (iii) one or more alcohols having an OH functionality of 2 or...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates by thermal dissociation of carbamates

The invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates by thermal dissociation of carbamates and separation by distillation of the reaction mixture from the carbamate dissociation, comprising the corresponding isocyanate and the corresponding alcohol, by distillation in a column (K) having an enrichment section (V) and a stripping section...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Nanoencapsulation of isocyanates via aqueous media

The present invention provides a nanocapsule of a blocked isocyanate encapsulated within a polymeric nanosphere. In one aspect, the polymeric nanosphere is functionalized. Free isocyanate functionality is released upon thermal annealing or UV exposure of the nanospheres containing the blocked isocyanate. This present invention also provides a novel...

Company name: The University of Southern Mississippi
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Storage-stable polyurethane prepregs and mouldings produced therefrom composed of a polyurethane...

The invention relates to storage-stable polyurethane prepregs and mouldings produced therefrom composed of polyurethane compositions with liquid resin components, preferably liquid polyols.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday March 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Fibre composite component and a process for the production thereof

The present invention relates to fibre composite alloys which can be obtained by impregnation of fibres with a reactive resin mixture of polyisocyanates, dianhydrohexitols, polyols and optionally additives, and also a process for the production thereof.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion and coating composition comprising the same

The present invention is to provide an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion in which a polyurethane resin s dispersed in an aqueous medium, wherein the polyurethane resin is obtained by reacting (A) a polyurethane prepolymer which is obtained by reacting (a) a polyisocyanate compound, (b) a polyol compound containing a polycarbonate polyol having...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Process to manufacture thick layers of radiation cured adhesives

The invention relates to a process to manufacture an adhesive layer in an easy to handle process, whereby the adhesive is applied in a molten state to a substrate in an amount to form a layer of 150 to 5000 .mu.m and the adhesive is cured by UV-radiation whereby the adhesive comprises a polyurethane bearing at least one unsaturated curable group in...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday March 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Articles comprising a weather-resistant adhesive layer in contact with a low surface-energy material...

One aspect of the invention is a laminate article including a first substrate layer comprising a fluorine-containing surface, a second substrate layer and an adhesive layer in contact with both the fluorine-containing surface of the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer. The adhesive layer includes a cross-linkable,...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Moisture curable compositions and low surface energy coating compositions made therefrom

A one-package moisture curable composition is provided. The composition comprises, by weight percentage based on the dry weight of the composition, from 10 to 99% at least one silane terminated polyurethane and from 1 to 90% at least one silane terminated polysiloxane; and the composition, after moisture cured, forms a surface whose water contact...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday March 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes

Thermoplastic polyurethanes are obtainable by reacting (a) isocyanates with (b1) polyesterdiols having a melting point greater than 150-C, (b2) polyetherdiols and/or polyesterdiols, each having a melting point of less than 150-C and a molecular weight of from 501 to 8 000 g/mol, and, if required, (c) diols having a molecular weight of from 62 to...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Elastic fabric

To provide elastic fabric that has comfortable wear and fit even in thin and light fabric by using a high-powered polyurethane elastic fiber that has at least 1.5 times the active force and recovery per unit fineness at the time of 100 to 200% elongation compared to conventional polyurethane elastic fiber. Resolution means an elastic fabric...

Company name: Invista North America
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Cleaning blade, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a cleaning blade having at least a portion that comes in contact with a member to be cleaned is configured of a member that contains polyurethane rubber, and that has an endothermic peak top temperature obtained by differential scanning calorimetry in a range of from 180.degree. C. to 220.degree. C.

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Crosslinked ionomer compositions

The present invention relates to golf balls comprising a crosslinked ionomer composition formed by the reaction of either one or more ionomers, or an ionomer precursor composition, with one or more crosslinking agents including polyisocyanates, blocked polyisocyanates, polyurethane prepolymers, blocked polyurethane prepolymers, polyurea...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
Multi-layer cover golf ball having thermoset rubber intermediate cover layer

A golf ball including a core and a cover including a thermoplastic inner cover layer having a material hardness of 60 to 80 Shore D; a thermoset outer cover layer comprising a castable polyurea and having a material hardness of 20 to 60 Shore D; and a thermoset intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover layers and having a...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Multi-layered fuel tubing

The invention describes a flexible tubular article for transport of volatile hydrocarbons comprising: (a) an inner layer of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer or a polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer; (b) an intermediate thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer extruded in tubular form over the inner PVDF layer, and (c) a polyvinyl chloride...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
Air brake tubing and compositions for making the same

Air brake tubing is provided having an air brake tube body comprising at least one layer formed from a composition comprising a copolyester, polyethylene terephthalate or polybutylene terephthalate; and a thermoplastic polyurethane.

Company name: Eaton
Published On: Thursday March 27th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for producing porous materials based on isocyanate

The present invention relates to a process for producing porous materials, which comprises reaction of at least one polyfunctional isocyanate with at least one polyfunctional aromatic amine in the presence of at least one catalyst and a solvent. The invention further relates to the porous materials which can be obtained in this way and the use of...

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

 
Polymeric piezoelectric material and process for producing the same

The present invention provides a polymeric piezoelectric material comprising an aliphatic polyester (A) with a weight-average molecular weight of from 50,000 to 1,000,000 and having optical activity, and a stabilizing agent (B) with a weight-average molecular weight of from 200 to 60,000 having at least one kind of functional group selected from...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday March 28th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> BIOCIDES
Researchers isolate natural antifouling product

A team of Japanese researchers screened marine algae for antifouling activity and discovered omaezallenes, the new bromoallene-containing natural products isolated from the red alga Laurencia sp. In a study they described the isolation, structure elucidation, and total syntheses of omaezallenes. The relative and absolute configurations of natural...

Company name: Hokkaido University
Published On: Wednesday March 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Synthesis of high solid content waterborne polyurethanes with controllable bimodal particle size...

A series of waterborne polyurethane dispersions were synthesized by one-pot reaction and step-wise reaction, respectively. The effects of synthetic methods and DMPA content on the particle size distribution (PSD), solid contents and viscosity were studied by laser particle size analyzer, Brookfield viscometer and TEM analysis. High solid content...

Company name: Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Preparation and chemical reactions of rigid cross-linked poly(vinyl chloride) foams modified by...

A novel method to prepare semi-interpenetrating polymer network rigid cross-linked poly(vinyl chloride) (c-PVC) foams with improved shear toughness in the absence of anhydride components is reported. The cross-linked network structure in the c-PVC foams was composed of polyurea network modified by epoxy structure. The cellular morphology was...

Company name: Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Electroctive two‐way shape memory polymer laminates

Two-way shape changing polymers are attractive in recent years. In this short communication, carbon black (CB)/shape memory polyurethane (SMPU)-elastic polyurethane (EPU) laminated composite is prepared and electro-active two-way shape changing behavior is reported for the first time. First, the CB/SMPU composite demonstrates good electro-active...

Company name: Shenzhen University
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Microphase separation and hydrophobicity of urethane/siloxane copolymers with low siloxane content

Polyurethane-siloxane thermoset copolymers were obtained from Isophorone diisocyanate trimer, Polycaprolactone triol and 10% of hydroxy terminated Polydimethyl siloxane. The copolymers showed a phase separated structure that depended on the conversion of the reaction and casting temperature. The different samples obtained had water contact angles...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
Rheological behaviour of some amphiphilic β-cyclodextrin-based azo aromatic polyurethanes in...

Amphiphilic β-cyclodextrin-based azo aromatic poly(ether urethane)s with different soft segment lengths have been synthesized and characterized. By FT-IR spectroscopy analysis (carbonyl stretching region), hydrogen bonding in these systems was evidenced. The rheological study was performed on solutions of the synthesized poly(ether urethane)s...

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Testing of Glove Efficacy against Sprayed isocyanate Coatings Utilizing a Reciprocating Permeation...

Modify a permeation panel to evaluate dermal protective clothing for resistance to sprayed coatings with minimal variability in spray paint loading across the test panel. Determine isocyanate protection effectiveness of natural rubber latex (5 mil or 0.13mm), nitrile rubber (5 mil or 0.13mm), and butyl rubber (13 mil or 0.33mm) glove materials...

Company name: University of Washington
Published On: Monday March 31st, 2014

 
 

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