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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
TEGO News for the American Coatings Show 2014

After launch in Europe the following products will be featured from Evonik Industries at the American Coatings Show in Atlanta: 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 even UV coatings. In addition to outstanding...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Air Products Launches New Superwetting Surfactants at ACS 2014

Air Products today introduced the latest additions to its innovative portfolio of superwetting surfactants-Dynol™ 960 and 980 superwetting surfactants-at the American Coatings Show in Atlanta, Ga. Dynol 960 and 980 superwetting surfactants are designed to have a superior balance of properties, including both equilibrium and dynamic wetting, system...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Air Products Introduces New Curing Agents at ACS 2014

Air Products will launch several new products and feature the company's waterborne and solvent-free epoxy and isocynate curing agents for use in coating and construction applications at this year's American Coatings Show (ACS) in Atlanta, Ga., from April 8 to 10. Based upon the industry success of Ancamine 2280 and Ancamide 2353 curing agents, Air...

Company name: Air Products
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
HORN Expands Product Line with BASF Polyurethane Polyalchohols and Diols

HORN, one of North America's premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, was awarded with an expansion of its distribution partnership with BASF in the Western U.S. Effective immediately, HORN now offers BASF's Capromer™ polyols, a proprietary caprolactone polymer, caprolactone monomer, 1,6-hexanediol and...

Company name: The E.T. Horn Company
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Henkel Installs New High-Pressure Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) System in U.S.

Henkel announced today at the SAE World Congress in Detroit that it is installing a high-pressure Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) system at the company's North American automotive headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich. The unit, which is expected to be fully operational this quarter, is intended to support Henkel's Loctite(R) MAX Series and will focus...

Company name: Henkel North America
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
TSE Wins JEC Americas Innovation Award for the Second Year in a Row

TSE Industries has been awarded the JEC Americas 2014 Innovation Award for its VOC and BPA-free bio-based polyurethane spray layup reinforcing resin. This is the second year in a row that TSE has received the coveted award.TSE-EcoSpray Bio 550C is a bio-based, polyurethane spray layup resin for reinforcement of baths and hot tub spas. Current...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Michelman Introduces New Ecronova Brand Polymer Binders at American Coatings Show 2014

Michelman's new Ecronova brand polymer binders represent the basis of many leading paints, coatings and lacquers. The company's line of water-based polymers include styrene acrylics, pure acrylic emulsions, vinyl acetate copolymers and polyurethane dispersions. Solutions are available for low-emission systems, interiors, primers and low-filled...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Chemtura Partners with KODA to Distribute Trixene

Chemtura will team up with KODA Distribution Group (KDG) to expand the North America distribution network for its Trixene urethane surface coating products. The line is part of Chemtura's Industrial Performance Products portfolio.Under this agreement, KDG will service Chemtura's North American Trixene business with the goal of growing Chemtura's...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
The Greenest Cal 117 foam in the world

The UK-based company Green Urethanes Ltd. says it is currently working with natural oil polyols and a range of off the shelf flame retardants to create a win-win situation for the flexible polyurethane foam industry.Green Urethanes has found a chemical solution which acts to lock flame retardant into flexible foams. The route involves heavy use of...

Company name: Green Urethanes Limited
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Low-VOC formulations for polyurethane coatings offer high-performance properties to protect diverse...

Productivity, sustainability and quality are key drivers in the coatings industry today. Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed raw materials and technologies that provide coating professionals high-performance solutions to protect diverse surfaces. Mike Jeffries, field technical service manager, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Bayer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
High-solids polyurethane dispersions offer comfortable feel, improved efficiency for textile...

For many years, polyurethane coatings have been applied to various fabrics to enhance their functionality, such as chemical and stain resistance, durability, and wind and waterproofness. Increasingly, textile companies are requesting resins with non-solvent formulations that offer high-performance properties and high solids content to replace...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
Seeing is believing: Bayer wows with inside look at the wonderful world of coatings

Each and every coating application has its own requirements for design, durability and meeting regulations. From inside the homes where we live, to the vehicles we drive, the railcars that transport our goods, and the buildings in which we work, coatings play an important role in not only preserving surfaces but also making them functional,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
PU Coating Consumption Market worth 2,644.0 KT by 2018

The report, "PU Coating Market by Type (Solvent-borne, Water-borne, High Solids, Powder), End Industry (Automotive & Transportation, Wood & Furniture, Industrial, Textile, Construction, Electrical & Electronics) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global PU Coating Market with an analysis and forecasting of the...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
PPG Aerospace Qualifies Eco-friendly Wash Primer Coatings System to AMS 3095

PPG Industries' aerospace business has qualified a new chromate-free wash primer coatings system to SAE International's Aerospace Material Specification 3095 for airline exterior paint.The PPG Aerospace system added to the AMS 3095 Qualified Products Listing has DESOTHANE(R) HS/CA 8800 buffable topcoat applied over new chromate-free DESOPRIME(R)...

Company name: PPG Aerospace
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
Axalta Demonstrates Support for OEM and Heavy Duty Truck Industry s Green Transformation with...

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is presenting its innovative, high performance and sustainable coating technology at the 27th International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing (SURCAR) in Shanghai. The company's sustainable manufacturing practices presented at the SURCAR exhibition and conference...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Demilec Presents SPFA Assistant and Installer Level Prep Course Seminar

Demilec USA will present an SPFA Assistant and Installer Level Prep Course taking place at Courtyard Atlanta Northlake at 4083 La Vista Road on April 10th and 11th, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.The exam prep seminar is designed to help contractors and installers certify under the SPFA professional certification program (PCP). Attendees...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
Spray Foam Distributors of New England To Host Bayer AIP Training Sessions

Spray Foam Distributors of New England (SFDONE) announced that they will be hosting a monthly session of the Bayer Application Information Program (AIP) during the months of April, May, and June.These AIP sessions will take place at SFDONE's facility in Woodstock, New Hampshire. The first of which will take place on April 15-17; followed by another...

Company name: Spray Foam Distributors of New England
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
BASF expands production of waterborne automotive coatings in Brazil

BASF has invested €2.5 million in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service Brazil's automotive industry with waterborne automotive coatings. The goal is to meet market demands generated by new car makers setting up their plants in the country and by the trend of using waterborne...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
New Carbon Composites for Volume Car Production

The JEC Europe 2014 composites show in Paris last month was a chance for many companies to showcase their carbon fiber composites and related products, especially for volume automotive manufacturing. Several companies that attended (and others that didn't) touted their contributions to BMW's all-carbon composite body-in-white. Others introduced new...

Company name: Design News
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
General Plastics to Introduce FST Composite Core Foam Series

General Plastics will debut its new fire/smoke/toxicity (FST)-compliant polyurethane foam cores at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, from 8 - 10 April.General Plastics will present its LAST-A-FOAM rigid and flexible polyurethane foam aerospace products, as well as its production and testing capabilities, at Stand 1D46. General...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
ProMix PD2K Proportioning System: Increase Efficiency and Performance

Graco is proud to announce the release of the ProMix PD2K, a plural component proportioner that brings new levels of efficiency to finishing operations. The ProMix PD2K mixes the material close to the gun so the flush zone is significantly smaller. This allows customers to use less paint, save up to 80% on disposal costs and allows for faster...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Tempur Sealy Announces Acquisition Of Sealy Brand Rights In Japan

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world's largest bedding provider, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Sealy brand rights in Japan and certain assets from its former licensee. The Company anticipates closing the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, during its fiscal third quarter of...

Company name: Tempur Sealy
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Bayer redefines development of coated textiles

Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated its state-of-the-art textile coating pilot line in Shanghai, China. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, the company has also installed new lab facilities, among them a lab coater. Along with the dedicated lab space in Pittsburgh, USA, these new investments will allow Bayer to further strengthen its...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION>> RECYCLIBILITY
Commercial fridges come out of the cold

The regulations that apply to commercial fridges aren't nearly as robust compared to those for domestic fridges. While the latter are subject to strict recovery standards imposed under the WEEE Directive, this traditionally has not been the case with commercial models, and it has allowed questionable treatment routes to be pursued.The issue mainly...

Company name: BReSynergy
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
New Solar Impulse ultralight plane unveiled: Premiere for futuristic aircraft - Bayer materials on...

Curtain up for a visionary project: The decisive second Solar Impulse aircraft has now been completed. The plane, which is to be the first to travel around the world entirely without fuel in 2015, was unveiled on Wednesday in Payerne, Switzerland. On board are numerous innovative products and solutions from Bayer MaterialScience that make the plane...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
Damen ARNO Dunkerque fits SPS feet to turbine installation vessel

Damen ARNO Dunkerque, part of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Group, has given a new set of ‘feet' to the world's first purpose-built offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance vessel, the 2003-built MPI Resolution.The yard carried out upgrades on the feet or ‘spudcans' of the jack-up vessel's legs to give them the additional strength.The...

Company name: Damen ARNO Dunkerque
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
ContiTech Material Highlights on Show

At the Hannover Messe ContiTech will present its future-oriented technological know-how for industrial applications based on material and procedural expertise stretching back over decades. Highlights on display at the 500 square meter booth (F18 in hall 6) include intelligent functional materials and polyurethane timing belt with carbon tensile...

Company name: ContiTech
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Polyurethane treaded wheels: Failure Modeling for Successful Application

For polyurethane treaded wheels, the prominent mode of failure is the bond between the tread and hub. The mechanism leading to bond failure is excessive heat in the bond region. Such heat is typically generated by the tread itself. Subjected to continuous deformation, the urethane tread transforms this mechanical deformation, through the hysteresis...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE FOAM
Furniture Groups Oppose Fire Retardant Label Bill: Goes Too Far

Despite opposition from two furniture groups, a California Senate Committee has approved a bill that dictates fire retardancy point-of-purchase signage in home furnishings stores, in addition to substantial declaration labels on upholstered furniture.The bill has been re-referred to the state's Senate Rules Committee.Both the American Home...

Company name: The American Home Furnishings Alliance
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Successful premiere of NRC PUR Day 2014

Special customer events have long been firm fixtures on Nordmann, Rassmann's (NRC) company calendar. Now for the first time, the tradition-steeped chemical distributor invited customers and suppliers to Hamburg to attend an informative industry get-together, all in the name of polyurethane.From the 27 - 28 March 2014, over 100 participants came...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Tuesday April 01st, 2014

 
UTECH North America Conf. to Focus on Sustainability & Latest Developments in the PU Industry

The sustainable use of polyurethanes and the latest developments in sustainable raw materials for the global polyurethane industry will take centre stage at the UTECH North America conference and exhibition taking place June 4th-5th 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA.The conference's opening day will see a full session...

Company name: UTECH North America
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
What a Code of Conduct Says about an Organization

A code of conduct tells a unique story about its organization. It shows increased commitment and leadership. It demonstrates the organization's willingness to "walk the talk." The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is the leading organization of companies that produce...

Company name: American Chemistry Council - Green Building Solutions
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Rhone in talks to buy German chemicals venture from Ashland, Clariant

Rhone Capital is in advanced talks to acquire a German chemical joint venture owned by Ashland and Clariant valued at about 250 million euros ($344 million), according to people with knowledge of the situation.Rhone is the frontrunner in a sale process for ASK Chemicals that began last year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because...

Company name: ASK Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
BioBased Technologies Relocates Lab to Dalton GA

BioBased Technologies LLC, a leader in the sales and marketing of Agrol®, a bio-based family of polyols used in manufacturing, has relocated its state-of-the-art laboratory to Dalton, Ga. Ken Mitchell, BioBased Technologies Chief Technical Officer, said the company opted to move its lab from Northwest Arkansas to Northwestern Georgia in order to be...

Company name: BioBased Insulation
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
Michelman Unveils New Brand Identity at American Coatings Show 2014

Michelman, a leading manufacturer of high performance, water-based coatings, polymers and surface additives, introduced its new brand identity at the American Coatings Show 2014, held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Michelman has evolved into a proactive, forward thinking company, able to anticipate customer and industry challenges and needs, and deliver...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
Green Urethanes Ltd. changes name

Following Green Urethanes' pioneering work and success developing bio-renewable foams, the UK-based green technology company will operate under the new name of Natural Foams Technology beginning in April 2014.The branding change is said to better reflect the company's growing global technical expertise providing green chemistry solutions to the...

Company name: Green Urethanes Limited
Published On: Monday April 07th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Liquid Light Appoints Dave Law as Executive Vice President of Operations

Liquid Light today announced that Dave Law has been appointed as executive vice president of operations. Law brings a proven track record of driving new technologies to commercial scale. Law is joining Liquid Light as it scales up its process technology to make major chemicals from carbon dioxide.Law will lead the technology transfer process from...

Company name: Liquid Light
Published On: Thursday April 10th, 2014

 
Michelin Engineer Recognized for Work

Engineering New-Record has recognized Michelin North America Inc. engineer Dr. Tim Rhyne for his work on the Michelin Tweel airless radial technology. Each year ENR recognizes 25 individuals "with the passion, drive and courage to tackle the most difficult challenges and make our world a better place." This year, Rhyne, a senior research fellow...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
Argotec Opens Office in Germany, Hires Commercial Director-Europe

Argotec LLC, of Greenfield, Massachusetts USA, a leading producer of high performance thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film and sheet for the worldwide specialty films industry, has opened its first international office in Hamburg, Germany. Heading up Argotec Deutschland GmbH is Soenke Laubach, Commercial Director - Europe, who joined the company...

Company name: Argotec
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
APS Elastomers Names Louis Morin Mid-West Account Manager

APS Elastomers is pleased to announce the promotion of Lou Morin as their newest Mid-West Account Manager. His initial position with APS allowed Lou to gain knowledge in custom compounding, logistics and technical service. "His hands-on experience enabled Lou to learn all aspects of our distribution operations and lab facilities," says Roger...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Colorimetric Gas Detection Improves Worker Productivity

A large, global commercial refrigerated storage supply and integrator company with a production plant located in Northern England recently approached a1-cbiss to provide a fixed system for the monitoring of Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI).The BACKGROUNDThe manufacturing plant offers a 'one-stop-shop' service, with the ability to deliver complete kitchen...

Company name: a1-cbiss
Published On: Wednesday April 09th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biobased-petrochemical hybrid polyols

A method of making a biobased-petrochemical hybrid polyol is provided. This method includes reacting a cyclic ether with a vegetable oil-based polyol in the presence of a cationic catalyst or a coordinative catalyst that includes a vegetable oil-based polyol ligand to form the biobased-petrochemical hybrid polyol. The biobased-petrochemical hybrid...

Company name: Pittsburg State University
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyol-containing polyurethane systems having improved hydrolytic stability

An isocyanate reactive composition for making a polyurethane foam includes a tertiary amine urethane catalyst comprising a di(C1-C4)alkyl fatty alkyl amine and a polyester polyol. The use of one or more of fatty alkyl tertiary amine serves to reduce hydrolysis of the polyester polyol in the isocyanate reactive composition.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
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 molar ratio of the percentage of the urethane bond in the...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Binder composition for use in cellulosic composites and methods related thereto

A blended material comprising (i) a binder composition comprising an isocyanate compound, a metallic catalyst, and an acid compound wherein the acid compound is present in the binder composition at an amount such that the acidity of the isocyanate compound ranges from 800 ppm to 10000 ppm, calculated as HCl; and (ii) a lignocellulosic material is...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Non-aqueous, liquid coating compositions

Non-aqueous, liquid coating compositions which contain at least one hydroxyl-functional component A, at least one hydroxyl-functional polyurethane resin B differing from the at least one component A and at least one crosslinking agent C with groups reactive towards the hydroxyl groups of A and B, wherein the at least one component A is not solid at...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Curable compositions that form a polyurea demonstrating elongation properties over a large...

Curable compositions are provided comprising: (a) an isocyanate-functional prepolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 4000 to 15,000; and (b) a curing agent comprising a mixture of polyamines, wherein at least one polyamine has an amine equivalent weight of 125 to 250. The isocyanate-functional prepolymer is a reaction product of a...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
D1363 BT radiation curable primary coatings on optical fiber

Radiation curable coatings for use as a Primary Coating for optical fibers, optical fibers coated with said coatings and methods for the preparation of coated optical fibers. The radiation curable coating comprises at least one (meth)acrylate functional oligomer and a photoinitiator, wherein the urethane-(meth)acrylate oligomer CA/CR comprises...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS>> CAVITY FILLING
Method for filling concrete block cavities with expanding foam insulation

The invention described herein generally pertains to the use of low boiling point, low vapor pressure blowing agents with froth polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams to achieve superior cavity filling than when using conventional higher vapor pressure or more ozone-depleting blowing agents.

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Absorbable crystalline polyether-ester-urethane-based bioactive luminal liner compositions

Bioactive hydroforming luminal liner compositions are formed of an absorbable crystalline amphiphilic polyether-ester-urethane dissolved in a liquid derivative of a polyether glycol that undergoes transformation into a tissue-adhering, resilient interior cover or liner for the controlled release of its bioactive payload at clinically compromised...

Company name: Poly-Med
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Antimicrobial hydrogel formulation

A hydrogel formulation is provided for use with a film. The hydrogel formulation includes a medical-grade hydrogel and an antimicrobial substance. This hydrogel formulation may be coated onto one or more surfaces of a medical-grade transparent film suitable for a wound dressing. The antimicrobial material may be a silane quaternary ammonium salt....

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biodegradable polyurethane/urea compositions

The present invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane/urea polymeric compositions that are capable of in-vivo curing with low heat generation to form materials suitable for use in scaffolds in tissue engineering applications such as bone and cartilage repair. The polymers are desirably flowable and injectable and can support...

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Pump-dispenser bottle device containing a polycondensate comprising at least one polyurethane and/or...

The invention concerns aerosol devices comprising a reservoir containing, in a cosmetically suitable medium, a multiple-block polymer (A) comprising at least a polyurethane and/or polyurea unit and a film-forming polymer (B), the polymers (A) and (B) and the device being selected so as to obtain, at the device outlet, droplets of composition with...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Deodorant material

An object of the present invention is to provide a deodorant material having an excellent capability of removing an odor, especially a distinctive body odor of the middle-aged and elderly. The deodorant material comprises a polyurethane resin capable of removing the odor of nonenal, preferably further capable of removing the odor of at least one...

Company name: Toray Opelontex
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Blends of micronized polyphenylene ether and thermoplastic polyurethanes blend

Disclosed herein is a blend comprising: (a) 5 to 50 percent by weight of the micronized poly(phenylene ether), wherein the mean particle size of the poly(phenylene ether) is 9 microns or less; (b) 50 to 95 percent by weight of a thermoplastic polyurethane; wherein the weight percents are based on the total weight of the blend. Also disclosed are...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Thermoplastic elastomer compositions comprising intumescent flame retardants and...

Compositions comprising a thermoplastic elastomer, e.g., a polyurethane, a nitrogen and/or phosphorus-based, intumescent flame retardant, e.g., a polyphosphate, a non-phosphorus-based burn synergist, e.g., carbon black or a metal oxide, and an optional olefin polymer, EVA are provided. Color-stable, halogen-free, flame retardant compositions...

Company name: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
High strength and high elasticity composite materials and methods of reinforcing substrates with the...

In accordance with various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, a composite material is provided. The composite material in accordance with some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter includes a high tenacity fiber reinforced polymer fabric and a polyurea coating layer formed on at least one surface of the polymer fabric. The composite...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball core having medium positive hardness gradient and high surface hardness

A golf ball includes a single solid core having a surface hardness and a geometric center hardness. The core has an outer diameter of about 1.5 to 1.62 inches. An outer cover layer formed from a polyurea or polyurethane has a first hardness, and an inner cover layer, disposed between the core and the outer cover, has a second hardness greater than...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Method of making a reusable hose bundling sleeve

A reusable hose bundling sleeve is provided that is made of a tightly-woven nylon material coated with urethane. Strips of hooks and loops are adhered and stitched to opposite ends of opposite sides of the sleeve. The reusable hose is installed by wrapping the sleeve around the hoses or cables such that the strips of hooks and loops align and...

Company name: Suburban Machine
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Method of manufacturing an article of footwear including a composite upper

A method of manufacturing an upper made of a composite material for an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes associating a layer of carbon fiber material and a flexible substrate to form the composite material. A thin outer coating of TPU is applied to an outer surface of the carbon fiber material of the composite material. The...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Footwear cleat

A dynamic golf cleat having a plurality of composite dynamic traction elements, the wherein the elements preferably assume an angle with respect to the plane of the shoe sole, to allow room for deflection toward the shoe sole under load. The dynamic traction element is preferably formed of an elastomeric material such as thermoplastic urethane. A...

Company name:
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyurethane and manufacturing method therefor, master batch, ink binder, ink composition,...

The present invention provides a polyurethane which is non-sticky, exhibits superior handling properties and superior moldability, and has superior adhesive properties with silicones even if a surface activation treatment is not carried out beforehand. The polyurethane of the present invention contains polyol units and organic polyisocyanate units....

Company name: Dow Corning Toray
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Siloxane copolymers and methods for production thereof

Siloxane copolymers producible by (a) reacting organopolysiloxanes (1) having a Si-bound hydrogen atom with linear oligomeric or polymeric compounds (2) of the general formula R.sup.1-(A-C.sub.nH2.sub.n).sub.m-A.sup.1-H (I), (b) reacting the resultant H-A.sup.1 group-bearing intermediates (4) with organic compounds (5) having at least two...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Process for making low viscosity, fast curing silane terminated polymers

Methods of producing a composition comprising a crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer having at least one cross-linkable silyl group in each molecule are provided. The method may comprise providing a polymer having at least one unsaturated group and at least one alcohol hydroxyl group in each molecule and having a number average molecular weight...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Moldings based on reaction products of polyols and isocyanates

Molding compositions are provided that include a) one or more polyisocyanates, b) one or more polyols, c) one or more catalysts catalysing the reaction between polyisocyanate and polyol, d) one or more pyrogenically produced oxides of a metal or of a metalloid, and e) at least one or more siloxanes.

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
Encapsulated activator and its use to trigger a gelling system by physical means

A process allowing the encapsulation of a polymerization accelerator comprising the steps of: a) providing an reverse emulsion containing, in an oil phase, a water solution/dispersion containing the polymerisation activator, the oil phase including a heat curable mixture of an isocyanate and a polyalkyldiene hydroxylated or polyol, b) pouring the...

Company name: Rhodia
Published On: Friday April 11th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Organophosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) and plasticizers in house and car dust and the influence of...

All nine PFRs studied were detected in house and car dust from the Netherlands with the exception of tris(butyl) phosphate (TNBP) and tris(isobutyl) phosphate (TIBP) in car dust. Tris(2-butoxyethyl) phosphate (TBOEP, median 22 μg g−1) was dominant in house dust collected around and on electronics followed by tris(2-chloroisopropyl)...

Company name: VU University
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Using CO2 as sustainable feedstock for polyurethane production

Eight German researchers synthesised tailor-made polyethercarbonate polyols from propylene oxide and CO2.Molecular weight and functionality of these polyethercarbonate polyols are controlled by the use of an appropriate alcohol starter enabling innovative applications as a polymer building block. Interestingly, the properties of the...

Company name: Bayer Technology Services
Published On: Tuesday April 08th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Corn oil based poly(ether amide urethane) coating material-Synthesis, characterization and coating...

Polyetheramide (CPETA) resin was synthesized from N,N-bis (2-hydroxy ethyl) corn oil fatty amide (HECFA) and catechol through condensation polymerization. CPETA was further cured with isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) in different weight percentage (20, 25, 30, 35, 40 wt.%) to obtain poly(ether amide urethane) (CPETAU). The structural elucidation of...

Company name: King Saud University
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Influence of mixed soft segments on microphase separation of polyurea elastomers

This paper describes the influence of mixed poly(tetramethylene oxide) (PTMO) soft segments on microphase separation and morphology, hydrogen bonding, and polymer transitions for a series of alternating polyurea copolymers prepared from a single modified diphenylmethane diisocyanate. The fraction of two PTMO soft segments [with molecular weight =...

Company name: The Pennsylvania State University
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Occupational allergic and irritant contact dermatitis in workers exposed to polyurethane foam

To evaluate sensitization to chemicals present in work environment after an outbreak of contact dermatitis in workers of vehicle equipment factory, exposed to polyurethane foam, based on 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI).Materials and MethodsFrom among 300 employees, 21 individuals reporting work-related skin and/or respiratory tract...

Company name: Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Published On: Monday April 14th, 2014

 
 

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