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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Global MDI capacity totalled 6.8 million tons sourced from 10 manufacturers in 2013

Among Chinese polyurethane products, the demand for polyurethane rigid foam, soft foam, synthetic leather slurry and paint was huge, equivalent to roughly 80% of China´s total demand for polyurethane products in 2013.Polyurethane raw materials cover isocyanate (MDI, TDI), polyol (PPG, PTMEG, BDO, AA) and additives (DMF).In 2013, the global MDI...

Company name: Companiesandmarkets.com
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Q & A HDI Trimer Reach Evaluation available on Alipa web site

According to the draft Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP), which was recently published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), HDI trimer (more precisely: HDI oligomers, isocyanurate type) will be subject to a substance evaluation process in 2014.The inclusion of a substance in the CoRAP does not in itself have any immediate legal impact and...

Company name: the European Aliphatic Isocyanates Producers Association
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Bayer raw materials help polyurethane coatings with improved weatherability

When evaluating coatings for industrial maintenance applications, asset protection is a top priority. Yet, methods for re-creating real-world conditions in the lab, such as accelerated weathering, do not necessarily predict performance in the field. This is due to the difficulty in simulating variables such as dirt pickup, air pollution, acid rain,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Stylish elements for landscaping outdoor areas

Wood is a renewable raw material that is enjoying increasing popularity. Pleasure in its use outdoors, however, is often of limited duration, the effects of sun and rain soon ruining the appearance of garden furniture, outdoor flooring and bridge elements made of wood. Working closely with Bayer MaterialScience, Assyx GmbH & Co. KG has developed a...

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

 
Axalta Coating Systems Launches Nason Industrial Coatings in Australia

Axalta Coating Systems is launching its new Nason Industrial line of coatings in the Australian market. Over the years, the Nason family of brands has established its reputation as the fast and versatile solution for commercial vehicle repairs and overall re-sprays. With Nason Industrial Axalta provides a product that will enable applicators to...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Jersey Shore Bar/Restaurant Renovates Kitchen Floor with Garon Products Inc. Durable Urethane Mortar...

One of the Jersey Shore's most popular bar and restaurant destinations, Bar Anticipation in Belmar, N.J., was facing structural and surface problems with its kitchen floor. Upon receiving a new urethane mortar system from Garon Products Inc., the floor was completely restored to offer a durable surface that could withstand harsh conditions of a...

Company name: Garon Products, Inc.
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Lower-weight components for the automotive industry

Leveraging the synergistic combination of matrix expertise, process know-how and an especially tailored adhesives portfolio, Henkel is able to offer a comprehensive range of sophisticated composite solutions for the automotive industry. With the development of its new polyurethane matrix resin, Loctite MAX 3, Henkel has taken a further important...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Soudal continues its expansion down under

SOUDAL, the Belgian manufacturer of sealants, foam and adhesives confirms its strategic vision by expanding into the Australiasian region with the opening of a new affiliate in Sydney. Herewith Australia becomes the 44th Soudal branch worldwide. As of March 1st 2014, Soudal acquires a majority share in Soudis, its former importer. Soudis has been...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
APS Elastomers Introduces Improved TPUs for Caster Wheels

APS Elastomers' latest TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethane) can be used in a wide range of commercial, industrial and consumer products including, but not limited to caster wheels for shopping carts, office chairs, and material handling equipment. The polyester-based TPUs offer improved resistance to petrol, diesel, oils, vegetable and animal fats,...

Company name: Alliance Polymers and Services
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
Lubrizol to Highlight Innovative Aliphatic TPU at Chinaplas 2014

The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it will participate in Chinaplas 2014, from April 23 - 26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Booth #N2F41. Lubrizol Engineered Polymers will be showcasing its integrated aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) range of solutions featuring the latest developments and improvements in Merquinsa...

Company name: Merquinsa
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Polyurethanes and Soft Tooling - An Interview with Mitchell Johnson

AZoM talks to Mitch Johnson, PhD, Senior Technical Director of General Plastics Manufacturing Co, about the many applications and benefits of polyurethane, especially for soft tooling.Could you please give a brief overview of General Plastics and how it is involved in the polyurethane industry?General Plastics has been in business for over 70 years...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Polyurea Spray Rig Goes to the Caribbean Islands: ProPAK XD3 Provides Turnkey Solution

Spray Anytime. Spray Anywhere. That is what is being said about the all new SFS ProPAK XD Series Mobile Spray Rigs.These new spray rigs manufactured by SFS, a leading manufacturer of Spray Foam Insulation Rigs, allow contractors to be more versatile and spray a wide range of industrial coatings and sealants, including polyurea. Industrial Coatings...

Company name: Spray Foam Systems
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
SprayWorks and PMC Design and Build New Demo-Oriented Spray Rig

In today's market, customers understand the value of using quality domestic products and services. Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is well known for their high-performance spray foam and polyurea equipment, which are proudly manufactured in the USA. Founded on the principle of "Designed with the Customer in Mind," PMC has engineered a...

Company name: SprayWorks Equipment Group
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
IGEBC 2014: BASF promotes construction insulation solutions to facilitate sustainable construction...

BASF, the world's leading chemical company, is demonstrating a range of its innovative insulation solutions and the energy-efficient Passive House concept to facilitate sustainable construction in China at the 10th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo (IGEBC). Dr. Zheng Daqing, Senior...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
Life Cycle Environmental and Economic analysis of Polyurethane Insulation in Low Energy Buildings -...

Environmental and cost performances are two of the main selection criteria for the specification of construction products. Along with social performance, they also represent the three pillars of sustainable development.Policy makers, industry, NGO's and end-users agree on the need for the construction industry to move towards more sustainable...

Company name: PU Europe
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Keeps The Heat Inside New Residential Construction

Harsh Northeast winters can certainly take tolls on residential homes' energy consumption, with more energy being required to keep constant heat flowing through the house to maintain a comfortable, heated indoor environment. Air infiltration is a contributing factor to this high energy consumption, and not having effective insulation can result in...

Company name: Green Dog Foam Solutions
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Repsol to attend to the VDI congress "Plastics in Automotive Engineering"

For the first time, Repsol will be taking part with its own stand at the show, which is to be held in Mannheim, Germany, from 2 - 3 April 2014 during the international congress "Plastics in Automotive Engineering".The company has a lot of experience in supplying products for this industrial sector, from polyolefins (polypropylene and polyethylene)...

Company name: Repsol YPF
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
High-quality decorative auto parts in one step: Bayer MaterialScience extends thermoplastic...

A customized, harmonious interior design is an important factor for an increasing number of car buyers. Surfaces should exude quality, feel good and be robust enough to withstand everyday wear and tear. The automotive industry is committed to reducing the cost of manufacturing components and significantly improving productivity. The...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Former Sleepy s Exec launches new company

Today former Sleepy's executive Harry Goodman launches a new foam mattress manufacturer along with partner Mike Rush, logistics and backend expert, a few days ahead of the Spring High Point home furnishings Market here. The new company, Rush Mattress, fills a need in the industry by customizing every product line based on the needs of each...

Company name: Rush Mattresses
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
Bedding Industry - Company to watch in 2014

Returning from a vibrant and busy Las Vegas Market, we are proud to release the fourth annual Companies to Watch. Be it their longevity or ingenuity, their latest innovation or marked success, these companies showcase the exciting direction in which the bedding industry is heading.Blu Sleep ProductsBlu Sleep Products will not only expand its...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Insulated Wire Expands Cable Capabilities

Insulated Wire announced the expansion of its capabilities to produce customized composite cables featuring low smoke/zero halogen polyurethane jackets. They have seen sales of these cables grow significantly - particularly in naval applications, both on submarine and surface vessels.IW's composite cables provide a myriad of options. Components can...

Company name: Insulated Wire
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Brentano unveils line of eco-friendly faux leathers

Always high-performing, Brentano's carefully curated line of eco-friendly, polyurethane faux leathers includes the full range between soft, neutral textures and graphic, eye-catching prints and embroidery. But the spring Discovery collection pushes those boundaries with Komodo, the fantasy leather of a giant lizard that stretches previous...

Company name: Brentano
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Getzner Werkstoffe nominated for Staatspreis National Innovation Award 2014

On 26th March Getzner Werkstoffe was nominated for the National Innovation Award 2014 in Vienna. The Embedded Rail solution which received the nomination reduces noise and vibration from rail vehicles, particularly in urban areas.On 26th March 2014 the Austrian Minister of Economics and Science Reinhold Mitterlehner presented this year's National...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Advising Solid Concepts Inc. on its Announced Sale to Stratasys Ltd

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC is acting as financial advisor to California-based Solid Concepts Inc., the largest independent additive manufacturing service bureau in North America, in its sale to Stratasys Ltd, a leading global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, for total consideration of up to $295 million. According to the...

Company name: Solid Concepts Inc
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. unable to file 10-K report and considers Chapter 11

Momentive may not remain "a going concern" during next twelve months. The following narrative is from the US Securities and Exchange Commission Form 12b-25 - Notification of Late Filing (SEC file number 333-146093) as filed on 1 April 2014.Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) is currently in active discussions with various stakeholders...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
Nexeo Solutions Announces Successful Completion of Archway Sales, Inc. Acquisition

Nexeo Solutions, a leader in chemical distribution, announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Archway Sales, Inc. and JACAAB, LLC (Archway). This acquisition reflects Nexeo Solutions' continued focus and commitment to expand its presence in specialty chemicals.This acquisition creates a strong market position through superior...

Company name: Nexeo Solutions
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Dayton Molded Urethanes plans $1.5M expansion, 80 new hires

Dayton Molded Urethanes LLC wants to build a 25,000 square foot addition at its Dixie Drive location and hire 80 more workers within two years.The $1.5 million project also includes improvements to the company's existing facility as well as new equipment, according to an application for a Montgomery County economic development grant.Dayton Molded...

Company name: Dayton Molded Urethanes
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Rim Polymers will be exhibiting at the UTECH North America exhibition

Rim Polymers Industries Pte Ltd , a Singapore based high-end polyurethane (PU) equipment & plant manufacturer, will be joining his sister pumps company , International Pumps Manufacturing Inc based in Seattle, to exhibit at the UTECH North America international exhibition and strategic conference, held at the Charlotte Convention Centre, North...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Trelleborg Opens Houston Office

Trelleborg's marine systems operation announces plans to open a new sales and business development office in Houston, Texas, U.S. Trelleborg said it will establish a local "feet on the ground" presence in the area and confirms the company's commitment to the global oil and gas industry.Citing growth in the region as a strategic priority, Trelleborg...

Company name: Trelleborg Marine Systems
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
Manchester, Tennessee, getting polyurethane parts manufacturer

Aspen Technologies Inc., a Brighton, Mich.-based polyurethane manufacturer, is building a $5.1 million dollar plant in the Manchester Industrial Park with the intentions to double its molding capacity, while adding 161 jobs to the local economy in the process.We're really excited about the Tennessee area. The people down there have just been...

Company name: Aspen Technologies
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
OSV Technologiya announces start of competition for the best engineering and technical application...

OSV Technologiya announces start of competition for the best engineering and technical application of OSV polyurethanes! If you're our customer for polyurethanes and you use these materials to produce various engineering and technical details then you've got an opportyunity to participate in our competition.For this you should:■ send us the...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
Hybrid Enters into the Synthetic Leather Segment of the Polyurethane Industry

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it is entering the $20B plus synthetic polyurethane leather industry. Hybrid is close to filing a patent on a variation of its nonisocyanate polyurethane platform technology for synthetic leather. Polyurethane is a primary raw material used in the manufacture of synthetic leather....

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
FSK hold polyurethane introductory workshop at Hennecke

FSK, the German specialist association for foamed plastics and polyurethanes, together with its member company Hennecke GmbH, conducted an introductory workshop on 25 March 2014 in Sankt Augustin, Germany, inviting those foreign to the industry to come and discover the great diversity of the material polyurethane.In addition to an introduction to...

Company name: FSK
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
More than 800 experts at IKV in Aachen

More than 800 plastics experts from 19 nations and some 300 companies and institutions attended the 27th IKV International Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen on March 19 and 20. The content, the speakers, the new programme concept, over 40 exhibitors and many other new features created lively interest and very good feedback from the...

Company name: The Institute of Plastics Processing
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
PEOPLE
URETEK Holdings Hires Kelly Schild As Sales Engineer for the State of Idaho

URETEK Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Schild as Sales Engineer for the State of Idaho.The Sales Engineer role is to build URETEK's brand awareness and to identify and grow existing project-based business for foundation stabilization and infrastructure sealing and restoration.Mr. Schild graduated from Idaho State...

Company name: URETEK Holdings
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
BASF appoints Hermann Althoff to lead Global Leather and Textile Chemicals

BASF has appointed Hermann Althoff as Senior Vice President, Global Leather and Textile Chemicals, BASF South East Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore, effective today. He succeeds François Desné, who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Water, Oilfield & Mining Solutions, BASF SE.Hermann Althoff started his career with BASF in 1988 in...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Crib Mattresses Emit Harmful Chemicals: Study

Chemical emissions from crib mattress may expose infants to high levels of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as they sleep, according to new research by the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.By analyzing the foam padding in crib mattresses, a team of Cockrell environmental engineers found they release four...

Company name: The University of Texas at Austin
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Chemical spill sparks factory evacuation at Dunlop Foams factory Carole Park

A MAN was rushed to hospital and an industrial estate was evacuated after a chemical spill at Carole Park yesterday.The worker at the Dunlop Foams factory on Mica St was exposed to the toxic chemical 2,4-Toluene diisocyanate (TDI).He was decontaminated and rushed to hospital for emergency observation. He condition was not believed to be life...

Company name: Dunlop Foams
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Double metal cyanide catalyst having a controlled reactivity for preparing a polyol and preparation...

A double metal cyanide catalyst of the present invention having a controlled reactivity for preparing a polyol, which contains an ether ligand having a molecular weight of less than 200 and a glycol ligand having a molecular weight of less than 200 can be used in the preparation of a polyol having a unsaturation degree suitable for direct use for...

Company name: SKC
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polymers containing metathesized natural oil derivatives

Polymers containing natural oil derivatives are generally disclosed. Methods of forming such polymers are also generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the polymer is a polyurethane. In some embodiments, the natural oil derivative is a cross-linking group that links two or more polymer chains together.

Company name: Elevance Renewable Sciences
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Hybrid polyester-polyether polyols

A process for preparing a hybrid polyester-polyether polyol comprises contacting a carboxyl group-containing component and an epoxide, optionally in the presence of one or more of a double metal cyanide catalyst, a superacid catalyst, a metal salt of a superacid catalyst and/or a tertiary amine catalyst, under conditions such that a hybrid...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Polyurethanes made from hydroxy-methyl containing fatty acids or alkyl esters of such fatty acids

Polyurethane polymers are made from a reaction mixture that contains a polyisocyanate, a hydroxylmethyl-containing fatty acid or ester, and another polyol, polyamine or aminoalcohol. The carboxylic acid or ester group on the hydroxymethyl-containing fatty acid or ester are capable of engaging in a variety of reactions with the polyisocyanate and/or...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates and/or polyisocyanates

The invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates and/or polyisocyanates by reacting the corresponding amines with phosgene, optionally in the presence of an inert medium, in a reactor (1), a first reactant stream comprising the amine being supplied to the reactor (1) in liquid form, and a second reactant stream comprising the phosgene...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Fluororesin film

Provided is a fluororesin film comprising a fluororesin film body which contains hydrophobized silicon oxide-coated metal oxide particles and a fluororesin. The fluororesin film also contains a coating film in direct contact with the fluororesin film body and made of a coating film-forming composition containing at least one resin selected from the...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material, insulated wire and method of making the same

A polyamide-imide resin insulating coating material, which is obtained by reacting an isocyanate component with an acid component, has a main solvent component of .gamma.-butyrolactone. In the coating material, a total compounding ratio of 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and trimellitic anhydride (TMA) is 85 to 98 mol %, where the total...

Company name: Hitachi Metal
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Polyurethane resin, method of manufacturing the same, and its usage

The method of manufacturing a polyurethane resin includes subjecting a (meth)acryloyl(oxy) group-containing polyurethane resin and a hydroxyl group-containing thiol to a Michael addition reaction in a solvent to provide a hydroxyl group-containing polyurethane resin.

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Crosslinking pigment dispersion on diblock polymeric dispersants

The present disclosure provides an aqueous dispersion comprising a solid particle and a polymeric dispersant, wherein the polymeric dispersant is a block copolymer comprising an A block and a B block, wherein the A block is a segment having a block size of about 5 to about 18 units, and comprises at least 50% by weight of a monomer having the...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Ink jet ink, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording method

An ink jet ink contains a polyurethane polymer and a pigment. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyether polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The pigment is dispersed using a polymer other than the polyurethane polymer. The ratio of the percentage of the urethane bond in the polyurethane...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> HOT MELT
Silane moisture curable hot melts

The present invention relates to moisture-curable silane-reactive hot melt compositions having an acrylate-urethane copolymer moiety. Desirably, the silane groups contain alkoxy functionality to enable and enhance moisture curing. Such compositions provide enhanced green strength without sacrificing other desirable properties.

Company name: Henkel North America
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating agent having high scratch resistance and high weathering resistance

The present invention relates to a coating composition comprising (a) at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), (b) at least one compound (B) having free and/or blocked isocyanate groups, and (c) at least one catalyst (C) for the crosslinking of silane groups, one or more constituents of the coating composition containing hydrolyzable silane...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Liquid coating composition

A liquid coating composition which contains (i) a resin system crosslinkable under catalysis of a catalyst D and comprising a binder A and, as an optional component, a crosslinker B for the binder A, and (ii) solid particles CD consisting of a physical mixture of 70 to 99 wt.-% of a polyurethane resin C and 1 to 30 wt.-% of a catalyst D immobilized...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Use of urea crystals for non-polymeric coatings

The thermosetting, non-polymeric coating composition includes at least one monomeric material having a plurality of carbamate and/or urea groups, at least one crosslinker reactive with the at least one monomeric material, and a sag control agent that is a crystalline reaction product of an amine and an isocyanate.

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Coating composition for coated substrates and methods of making the same

A coating composition including a hydrophobic first aliphatic polyisocyanate, a second aliphatic polyisocyanate including a hydrophilic portion, a polyester polyol, a hydrophilic polyol, and a fluorinated polyol compound is disclosed. A coated substrate including a topcoat including the composition is also disclosed. Methods of forming the topcoat...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Water borne coating composition containing thiol functional compounds

The invention relates to a water borne coating composition comprising a) a polyol, b) a polyisocyanate crosslinker, and c) a thiol functional compound, wherein the molar ratio of isocyanate groups to thiol groups ranges between 1:0.0001 and 1:0.4. The invention further relates to the use of the coating composition, and to a kit of parts for...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS>> FOAM INSULATION
Method for filling wall cavities with expanding foam insulation

The invention is the use of low boiling point, low vapor pressure blowing agents with froth polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams to fill cavity voids when compared to higher vapor pressure or more ozone-depleting blowing agents.

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
FOAMS
High-temperature-resistant foams having low thermal conductivity

The invention relates to high-temperature-resistant foams having low thermal conductivity, to the production thereof from organic polyisocyanates and polyepoxides, and to the use of the foams.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Polyurethane and polyisocyanurate rigid foams for roofing insulation

Polyurethane foams having a NFPA 101 Class B rating (ASTM E-84) which pass the FM 4450 calorimeter Test are produced by reacting: (a) an organic polyisocyanate, (b) at least one polyether polyol or polyester polyol with a nominal hydroxyl functionality of at least 2.0, (c) a blowing agent composition and (d) at least one halogen-free flame...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
Rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams based on fatty acid modified polyetherpolyols

A process for producing rigid polyurethane foams or rigid polyisocyanurate foams is provided. The process contains the reaction of polyisocyanate, fatty acid modified polyetherpolyol, polyetherpolyol, optionally flame retardant, blowing agent, catalyst, and optionally further auxiliary and/or admixture agent, wherein the polyetherpolyol is obtained...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Pavement marking composition system

A composition system includes a first portion having an isocyanate monomer and an acrylate monomer and a second portion includes a secondary amine monomer having at least two carbon atoms bonded to a nitrogen atom of the secondary amine monomer and at least one of the carbon atoms has two carbon atoms bonded to the carbon atom. The second portion...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
Ultra clear scratch resistant coating and laminate

An ultra-clear rub and scratch resistant aqueous based coating that provides barrier properties to film and is receptive to flexo, litho, and gravure printing inks includes polyurethane acrylic hybrid dispersion in combination with melamine formaldehyde resin and micronized wax. The coating composition can be formulated with little or no...

Company name: Ashland Inc
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane foam elastomers for high temperature applications

Molded elastomeric polyurethane foams suitable for use as gasketing and sealing devices for use in hot environments are disclosed. The foams are the reaction product of an aromatic polyisocyanate with an isocyanate-reactive composition that includes one or more polyether polyols, certain diol chain extenders, and certain low equivalent weight...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Articles comprising rubber, thermoplastic polyurethane and engineering polymer

Item comprising thermoplastic polyurethane, which has, respectively, direct-contact adhesive bonding not only to rubber but also to engineering plastic.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
Polyurethane on the basis of soft thermoplastic polyurethane

The invention relates to polyurethanes based on a thermoplastic polyurethane and an isocyanate concentrate having a functionality greater than 2 and less than 10 added to the thermoplastic polyurethane, wherein the hard phase content of the thermoplastic polyurethane is in the range from 0% to 5% and the isocyanate concentrate is added in an amount...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for continuously producing multi-layered composite bodies

Method for continuously producing multi-layered composite bodies A process for continuous production of multilayered composite articles which comprise (A) at least one backing material, (B) least one bonding layer, and (C) at least one polyurethane layer which includes capillaries which pass through the entire thickness of the polyurethane layer,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
Reinforced thermoplastic resin composition and molded article

A reinforced thermoplastic resin composition containing: 50 to 90% by weight of a polycarbonate resin; 10 to 50% by weight of a graft copolymer in which a polymer including an aromatic alkenyl compound monomer unit and a vinyl cyanide compound monomer unit is grafted to a rubber polymer; 61 to 129 parts by weight of a grass fiber which has been...

Company name: UMG ABS
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Process for producing composite profiles

The present invention relates to a process for producing composite profiles comprising at least two metal shells which are joined by struts comprising a thermoplastic material and a core comprising rigid polyurethane foam, which comprises introduction of the starting components of the rigid polyurethane foam into a hollow space formed by the metal...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Putter face insert

A putter-type golf club head having a face insert comprising a metal sheet and a urethane backing is disclosed herein. The metal sheet, which makes contact with a golf ball during use, includes a plurality of oval-shaped holes having a specific size and spacing, and the urethane backing has a hardness that optimizes performance of the face insert,...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GRIPPING SURFACE
Multi-layered grip

Disclosed are grips and methods of making grips for use with the handle of an article, and in particular for use with fishing poles and golf clubs. Grips preferably include a multi-layered gripping member and an inner sleeve or mounting body. The gripping member can include an outer layer with a fabric layer coated and preferably saturated by...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> PIPES INSULATION & SEALING
Pipeline with heat-storing properties

The present invention relates to a process for producing pipelines with heat-storing properties, in which a) organic polyisocyanate is mixed with b) at least one polymeric compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms, c) optionally chain extender and/or crosslinker, d) catalyst, e) wax and f) optionally other assistants and/or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> HOLOGRAPHIC MEDIA
Prepolymer-based polyurethane formulations for the production of holographic films

The present invention relates to a novel holographic photopolymer based on prepolymer-based polyurethane compositions, the preparation of said photopolymer and its use for a very wide range of optical applications.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Shoe having an inflatable bladder

An article of footwear including a sole and an upper with an exterior and interior surface, and one or more bladders which comprises at least one of the exterior or interior surfaces of the upper. The bladder comprising sheets of polyurethane or polyester film attached together to form an airtight seal. The article of footwear also includes a...

Company name: Reebok International
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Aluminum chelate latent curing agent and production method thereof

An aluminum chelate latent curing agent is configured such that an aluminum chelating agent and a specific arylsilane compound or a hydrolysate thereof are held in a polymer obtained by subjecting the aluminum chelating agent, the arylsilane compound, and a polyfunctional isocyanate compound to an emulsifying treatment, and then subjecting the...

Company name: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
Published On: Thursday April 03rd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Graft‐interpenetrating polymer networks of epoxy with polyurethanes derived from...

Polyester polyurethanes derived from poly(ethyleneterephthalate) (PET) glycolysates were blended with epoxy to form graft-interpenetrating networks (IPNs) with improved mechanical properties. Microwave-assisted glycolytic depolymerization of PET was performed in the presence of polyethylene glycols of different molecular weights (600–1500). The...

Company name: Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Synthesis and physicochemical study of polyester polyols of epoxy resin of...

Polyester polyols of ricinoleic acid (ETPRA), oleic acid, linoleic acid (ETPLA), and rosin (ETPR) and epoxy resin of 2,4,6-tris(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-3-5-triazine (ETP) and their polyurethanes (PUs) were synthesized and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, NMR, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis...

Company name: Saurashtra University
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composites the clear choice in telecom tower rehabs

Heavy antenna equipment, metal materials and flammable cabling on aging steel telecommunications towers spell hazardous duty for workers who must climb them and make welded repairs.Design Solution:Lightweight, prefabricated carbon fiber composite shells that can be quickly and easily bonded and hoop-wrapped at any height on a tower to repair or add...

Company name: Comptek Structural Composites
Published On: Wednesday April 02nd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Shear-Dependent Interactions in Hydrophobically Modified Ethylene Oxide Urethane (HEUR) Based...

We have studied the microstructure of latex suspensions formulated with hydrophobically modified ethylene (oxide) urethane (HEUR) thickener (or rheology modifier, RM) using small-angle neutron scattering under shear (rheo-SANS). Within the shear rate range studied (0–1000 s–1), the neutron scattering profiles are consistent with a polydisperse...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
Baylis-Hillman Reaction as a Versatile Platform for the Synthesis of Diverse Functionalized Polymers...

The Baylis–Hillman reaction, which is a carbon–carbon bond forming reaction between an aldehyde and an activated alkene, was utilized to prepare densely functionalized monomers suitable for chain and step polymerization. By reacting formaldehyde with various alkyl acrylates, a series of alkyl α-hydroxymethyl acrylate monomers were synthesized....

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Properties of Graphene/Shape Memory Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composites Actuating by Various...

Shape memory behavior of crystalline shape memory polyurethane (SPU) reinforced with graphene, which utilizes melting temperature as a shape recovery temperature, was examined with various external actuating stimuli such as direct heating, resistive heating, and infrared (IR) heating. Compatibility of graphene with crystalline SPU was adjusted by...

Company name: University of Ulsan
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
 

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