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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
California launches foam exchange program - Offers consumers an option for avoiding flame-retardant...

The Safer Sofa Foam Exchange program has launched in California, offering consumers a new option for avoiding flame-retardant chemicals in upholstered furniture.As manufacturers and retailers transition to producing upholstery that meets the new TB-117-2013 flammability standard, consumers in the San Francisco area now can switch their existing...

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Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Kingspan to use Honeywell's Solstice LBA in high performance insulation panels

Kingspan Insulation, a leading European manufacturer of rigid insulation products, has adopted Honeywell's next-generation, low-global-warming Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) for use in certain high- and premium-performance insulation panels.According to Kingspan, Solstice LBA will enable production of insulation panels used in homes and...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Polyurethane solutions enable long-lasting quality and aesthetically pleasing products.

Polyurethane technology has come a long way, and the application opportunities for PU products are extensive. But maintaining lasting quality long-term continues to be a challenge to many polyurethane producers. That's why Milliken has been committed to finding solutions that not only improve the durability of high quality polyurethane products,...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Evonik Opens Isophorone & Isophorone Diamine Production Facility in Shanghai, China

Evonik Industries has commenced an integrated production complex for isophorone and isophorone diamine in Shanghai, China. The company has invested over €100 million in the facilities, which will have an annual output capacity of 50,000 metric tons. Construction in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) took less than two years. Evonik...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Novomer Announces Commercial Launch of Converge Polyols for Broad Use in Polyurethanes Industry

Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), has announced the commercial introduction of Converge polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols for use in polyurethane formulations targeted at adhesive, coatings, sealants,...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
COIM Announces Polyester Polyols Price Increases

Effective June 1, 2014, or as contracts will allow, COIM, global polyurethane chemicals company, will increase the prices of its DIEXTER G products, aliphatic polyester polyols for flexible foams and C.A.S.E., Urexter products, prepolymers and polyols for microcellular polyurethane systems and Isoexter products, aromatic polyester polyols and...

Company name: The Coim Group
Published On: Friday May 23rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
China's Anti-Dumping against TDI from Japan, South Korea and US to Expire on Nov. 20, 2014

On November 20, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the "Ministry of Commerce") issued Announcement No.92 of 2009, deciding to continue to impose anti-dumping duties against imports of toluene diisocyanate (TDI 80/20) originated in Japan, South Korea and US; i.e., such anti-dumping measures...

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Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
GILE 2014: RAMPF presents system solutions for the lighting industry and its new range of RTI resins

RAMPF is showcasing its system solutions for the lighting industry as well as its new range of RTI resins at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2014 from 9 - 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The products and solutions are developed by RAMPF Giessharze in Germany and produced in China by the RAMPF...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Allnex Announces Price Increases on its Liquid Resins and Additives Product Portfolio in North...

Allnex announced today that due to the increase in raw material costs, the company is forced to raise the price of the Liquid Resins and Additives (LRA) portfolio sold in North America, which includes the following product groups:◾ ADDITOL Coating Additives◾ BECKOPOX™ and BECKOCURE™ Epoxy Resins,Dispersions and Hardeners◾ DAOTAN™...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Coating Systems opens new commercial offices in Spain

The new facility is equipped with a showroom to display the company's powder coating family of brands, four spacious meeting rooms and a reception area.Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened new commercial offices for its Spanish operations in Sant Cugat del Vallès near Barcelona, Spain. The 550m2...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday May 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
BASF launches new MasterTop topcoats on the European market

BASF has launched two new MasterTop topcoats for decorative and industrial applications which can be used in public rooms such as education, office and healthcare facilities as well as in industrial environments. With MasterTop TC 417W and MasterTop TC 442W, BASF has added two water-based polyurethane topcoats with enhanced optical properties,...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Global Spray Polyurethane Foam Market - Forecast to 2019: BASF, Bayer, Lapolla, The Dow Chemical...

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is produced by reacting isocyanates such as MDI (Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and polyols in the presence of catalysts, flame retardants and blowing agents. The foam is then sprayed or pumped on building substrates as an insulating material.SPF exhibits higher energy conservation efficiency than its traditional...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Tuesday May 20th, 2014

 
CertainTeed Introduces New Elite Spray Foam Insulation Contractor Program

CertainTeed has introduced a new credentialed contractor program for installers of its CertaSpray spray foam insulation, offering a professional badge of honor and access to advanced training and resources that will establish members as the most knowledgeable and trusted contractors in the marketplace.

CertainTeed Credentialed...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Sika acquires Swiss adhesives manufacturer Klebag

Sika is acquiring the business of Klebag Chemie AG, a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding and flooring markets. The takeover strengthens Sika's position in the Swiss interior finishing sector. Last financial year, Klebag generated net sales of CHF 12 million.Klebag Chemie AG has developed a comprehensive range of adhesives, coatings...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
Araldite adhesives facilitate the spread of innovation across Europe's railways

Driven by rising road congestion, demand for mobility and concerns over climate change, in Europe considerable emphasis is now being placed on developing rail as a key transport mode by promoting step-change innovations for passenger rolling stock, freight transport and rail infrastructure.Here, Laurent Pourcheron, Marketing Manager for Adhesives...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Increase Added Value with PUR Extension

PUR is all but indispensable for high-quality softcover products today, which is why perfect binding lines set up for hotmelt are often retrofitted with PUR, just like the Pantera from Muller Martini at Sudostschweiz Presse und Print AG in the Swiss city of Chur.Since only hotmelt production was possible on the Starbinder from Muller Martini,...

Company name: Müller Martini
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
An ultra-thin material provides protection against high-speed objects

A super-thin material created by researchers at Rice University and MIT can stop a fast-moving projectile, such as a bullet, in its path. The material, made from alternating rubber and glassy layers that are each just 20 nanometers thick, is good at dispersing energy. After being pelted with tiny glass beads, the complex polyurethane material not...

Company name: Rice University
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol Introduces New Medical-Grade TPU With Flame-Retardant Technology and Matte Finish

Medical device manufacturers now have a new polymer for creating equipment that can help reduce the spread of fire in medical environments. A new medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from The Lubrizol Corporation's LifeScience Polymers business is rolling out this year, marking the first time that a medical-grade TPU also offers...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Mixing and dosing machine OSV M10 2K in operation - New video on YouTube

OSV Technologiya presents its new video, that demonstrates in operation the mixing and dosing machine OSV M10 2K for casting of two component polyurethane elastomers based on TDI.All works concerning design, manufacturing and launching of this equipment were realized at OSV factory.

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Freudenberg-NOK to Showcase Revolutionary Technology in Industrial Seals at the Mecanica Fair

To celebrate 85 years of innovation in sealing components, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies will have a presence at the 2014 Mecanica Fair- one of the largest industrial showcases in Latin America - with a series of exclusive products. The products that will be shown have been recently launched in the world market to meet the new efficiency...

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
PEOPLE
National Coatings Expands Sales Division by Hiring District Sales Manager Collin G. Qualls in Gulf -...

National Coatings Corporation (NCC), a leading manufacturer and supplier of durable, energy efficient, elastomeric roof coatings, is pleased to announce Collin G. Qualls, CSI has joined National Coatings as the new District Sales Manager servicing the Gulf - South East Region. Qualls will be concentrating on implementing sales objectives while...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
Ty Pennington Signs on as Spokesperson for Lapolla Industries, Leading Spray Foam Insulation Brand

Lapolla Industries, Inc., a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment, has announced that home improvement superstar, Ty Pennington, will act as the Company's official spokesperson. Ty will promote Lapolla's products in upcoming national and local campaigns, as well...

Company name: LaPolla Industries
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
Fenzi Appoints Lalonde, Ruggiero to Key Sales, Technical Support Positions

Fenzi North America announced it appointed Bob Lalonde, based in Montreal, Quebec, and Joe Ruggiero, based in Philadelphia, to regional sales manager and technical sales and service, respectively, for its insulating glass components business in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. Lalonde most recently spent more than 20 years with Bostik Canada,...

Company name: Fenzi North America
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Vitafoam's half year to March 2014 revenue hits N8.85bn

Vitafoam Nigeria plc is a Nigeria-based company engaged in the manufacture of polyurethane products in Nigeria and West African sub-region.The company produces flexible polyurethane foam for bedding, furniture, carpets, cushions and automotive markets. In addition, it also manufactures technical foam products for specialised and diverse application...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Friday May 23rd, 2014

 
Lehigh Technologies Launches Dedicated Polyurethane Technical Team

Lehigh Technologies, a leading specialty materials company that produces micronized rubber powders (MRP), today announced that it has bolstered its best-in-class research and development capabilities with the appointment of Rick Speas as Technical Manager for Polyurethanes (PU). Speas, a 30-year industry veteran, will lead the customer-facing...

Company name: Lehigh Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Baumer: Opening ceremony at the new company headquarters

After the move was done in a very short time and without any production loss from the old building to the company's new headquarters, it was time to celebrate the official opening.Many guests had gathered around to see the new corporate headquarters on May 16, in excellent weather. So Dr. Vietze and Mr. Bruno from Baumer in Switzerland, all...

Company name: Baumer
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
The KNF approved the prospectus of PCC Rokita

On 7 May this year, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) approved the prospectus of PCC Rokita S.A. based in Brzeg Dolny. The Prospectus was prepared in connection with the first public issue of shares and placing them on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW).The decision on increasing the share capital by way of...

Company name: PCC Rokita
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
PCC Rokita published the prospectus

PCC Rokita, the largest producer pf polyols and a significant producer of chloroalkalis in Central and Eastern Europe published a prospectus, approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority on 7 May. Pursuant to the prospectus, the offer includes 1,389,731 B series shares (sold shares) and 1,588,264 C series shares within the scope of a new...

Company name: PCC Rokita
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
Tosoh Moving Forward on Merger with Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd.

Tosoh announced on September 30, 2013, that it would examine and prepare for a merger with Tosoh's wholly owned subsidiary Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd. (NPU) Today, Tosoh Corporation's Board of Directors agreed at a board meeting to move forward on the merger with NPU. As this absorption merger is with a wholly owned, consolidated...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Wednesday May 21st, 2014

 
Sherwin-Williams Expands in Middle East

Sherwin-Williams has opened a new paint manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia as part of a joint venture with housing manufacturer Red Sea Housing Services Company.The new plant, Premier Paints Company, is a first of its kind in the country and will support Sherwin-Williams' manufacturing, distribution and sales throughout the Middle East, the...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Tuesday May 20th, 2014

 
Mitsui Chemicals to sell maleic anhydride and fumaric acid business to Fuso

Mitsui Chemicals Inc has agreed to transfer its organic acids business to Fuso Chemical Co Ltd. The business, which generates annual sales of approximately Yen 5 billion, has a production site at Kashima Works, Kamisu City, to manufacture 32,000 tonnes of maleic anhydride and 15,000 tonnes of fumaric acid. In February 2014, Mitsui Chemicals had...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday May 19th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Catalyst composition and process using same

A catalyst composition including a solution of at least one member selected from the group consisting of an alkali metal carboxylate and an alkaline earth metal carboxylate in a solvent which is nonreactive with the isocyanate groups of a polyisocyanate.

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Prepolymers based on di- or polyisocyanates and formamide-terminated low molecular weight compounds,...

Prepolymers, which are accessible from formamides of low molecular weight di- or triamines (formamide-terminated low molecular weight compounds) and di- or polyisocyanates, of the general formula (II): X--[--N(CHO)--CO--NH--R.sup.1--NCO].sub.n (II) wherein X represents a linear or branched aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, heterocyclic and/or aromatic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Aqueous resin composition comprising a polyester-polyurethane resin including a dendritic polyol

An aqueous resin composition comprises a polyester-polyurethane resin which is obtained by reacting, in a one-stage process or multi-stage process, a reaction mixture comprising a polyester polyol with a number-average molecular weight M.sub.n of >400 g/mole to

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Polyurethane resin for moisture-permeable water-proof materials, and polyurethane resin compostion

The present invention aims to provide a polyurethane resin for moisture-permeable waterproof materials which is excellent in all of the moisture permeability, waterproofness, and resistance to washing. The polyurethane resin for moisture-permeable waterproof materials according to the present invention is a polyurethane resin for moisture-permeable...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Polyurethane resin

An object of the present invention is to provide a non-solvent type polyurethane resin which may be preferably used for a curing composition having physical properties after curing of low modulus and high elongation and which is excellent in adhesion, physical properties, handling property and storage stability and a process for producing the...

Company name: Sunstar Giken Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Binder for inkjet printing ink, inkjet printing ink containing the binder, and printed product

An object to be achieved by the present invention is to provide a binder for an ink-jet printing ink, the binder being capable of forming a printed image having excellent durability such as rubfastness and alkali resistance without impairing good ejection stability, storage stability, etc. of an ink, and an ink-jet printing ink containing the...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Vehicular glass adhesive and method of adhering said glass

The invention is an adhesive composition comprising: a) an isocyanate functional polyether base prepolymers having a z molecular weight average (Mz) of about 10,000 to about 80,000 g/mole; a carbon black having an average oil absorption number of at least about 80 to at most about 400 cubic centimeters of dibutyl phthalate per 100 grams of the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Primers and a method of coating in which they are used

Disclosed is a primer having from 50 to 90 mass % of (A) a chlorinated polyolefin resin having a chlorine content of from 5 to 50 mass % and a weight average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 100,000, from 45 to 5 mass % of (B) a blocked polyisocyanate compound, from 45 to 5 mass % of (C) a polyol resin having a hydroxyl group value of from 30 to...

Company name: BASF Coatings Japan
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Absorbable branched polyesters and polyurethanes

The present invention relates to the discovery of a new class of hydrolysable isocyanates, hydrolysable branched polyols and branched absorbable polyesters and polyurethanes prepared therefrom. The resultant absorbable polymers are useful for drug delivery, stents, highly porous foam, reticulated foam, tissue engineering, tissue adhesives, adhesion...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Bonding process

The invention relates to a process for bonding a silicone or silicone based material to a polyurethane and use of the bonded silicone-polyurethane in the manufacture of biomaterials, devices, articles or implants, in particular long term implantable medical devices in the fields of cardiology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and gastroenterology. The...

Company name: AorTech International
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Non-slip supportive carpet underlay

A multilayered carpet cushion underlay structure is provided having a primary sheet of resilient viscoelastic polyurethane foam adhered to a non-woven fabric carrier. The composite material additionally features a subjacent surface having an arrangement of polymeric fictionalizing projections that provide optimal resistance to slippage.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition for metal thin film and photoluminescent coating film formed from same

A coating composition for a metal thin film for coating a vapor-deposited film or sputtered film provided on the surface of a base material, comprising: a coating film forming component containing 50% by weight or more of urethane(meth)acrylate that is a reaction product of hydrogenated xylene diisocyanate and/or hydrogenated diphenylmethane...

Company name: Fujikura Kasei
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Hardcoats having low surface energy and low lint attraction

Articles such as optical displays and protective films, comprising a (e.g. light transmissive) substrate having a surface layer comprising the reaction product of a mixture comprising a hydrocarbon-based hardcoat composition and at least one perfluoropolyether urethane additive. The surface layer exhibits low lint attraction in combination with...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Perfluoropolyether urethane additives having (meth)acryl groups and hard coats

Fluorocarbon- and urethane-(meth)acryl-containing additives and hardcoats. The hardcoats are particularly useful as a surface layer on an optical device.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Sprayable flame resistant polyurethane coating composition

The present invention relates to a flexible polyurethane coating composition for application, preferably by spraying, to a substrate to protect and or improve the properties of the substrate. Specifically, the coating composition is a reactive polyurethane formulation which forms an elastomeric polyurethane coating with improved flammability...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Cationic electrodeposition paint compositions

This invention discloses cationic electrodeposition paint compositions which comprise specific amino group-containing modified epoxy resin, specific xylene-formaldehyde resin-modified, amino group-containing epoxy resin and blocked polyisocyanate curing agent at specific blend ratios, and which can form coating film of excellent film thickness...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Structural epoxy resin adhesives containing elastomeric tougheners capped with ketoximes

Structural adhesives are prepared from an elastomeric toughener that contains urethane and/or urea groups, and have terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with ketoxime compound. The adhesives have very good storage stability and cure to form cured adhesives that have good lap shear and impact peel strengths, even at -40.degree. C.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurea compositions and methods of use

Disclosed are polyurea compositions comprising the reaction products of a polyformal-isocyanate prepolymer and a curing agent comprising an amine. The compositions are useful as sealants in aerospace applications.

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Filled elastomer comprising polyurethane

The present invention relates to a method for producing a filled elastomer wherein a rubber composition is produced by mixing I) raw rubber, II) cross linking agent, III) filler, IV) isocyanate terminated polymer composition and optionally V) further additives and cross linking of the rubber composition. The present invention further relates to a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
High-value polyurethane elastomers and production thereof

The present invention relates to high-value polyurethane (PUR) and polyurethaneurea elastomers, which can be processed in a particularly simple manner by use of low-viscosity prepolymers based on naphthalene 1,5-diisocyanate, and to a process for production thereof.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane material with enhanced fluid immersion and water absorption capabilities

Compositions for use as cable coverings, e.g. insulation or jacket, are described. The compositions contain a base polymer having (a) a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU); (b) a chlorinated flame retardant; and (c) an antimony flame retardant.

Company name: General Cable Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Embossed carpet backing

Disclosed is a floor covering having an embossed polyurethane foam backing layer and methods of making and using same. A bottom surface of the backing layer can be thermo-embossed with a predetermined pattern, and the bottom surface of the backing layer can define at least one fluid pathway in communication with a side edge of the floor covering....

Company name: Columbia Insurance
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> RAILWAY
Restoring and recycling railroad ties

A method for restoring and reusing railroad ties and the resulting product are disclosed. According to the method, otherwise spent wooden ties are sorted as to their apparent suitability for providing a core for reuse. Those found unsuitable are discarded, while those found to be suitable are milled or trimmed about their dimensions to define a...

Company name: TJ Technology Holdings
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
Structure for railroad ties having data acquisition, processing and transmission means

An encapsulated railroad tie structure and its method of manufacture. A core of laminated wood slats is inserted into an extruded sleeve of scrap tire rubber and polyurethane. A urethane adhesive laminates the wood slats together and serves as a lubricant and bonding agent for placement and secured engagement of the sleeve about the core. End caps...

Company name: TJ Technology Holdings
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Corrugated foam mattress and method of making same

The invention provides a corrugated mattress and method for making. The mattress comprises an corrugated foam core, a middle cushioning layer and outer cover layer. The corrugated foam core includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate and a fluted middle substrate the flutes fixed to the upper and lower substrates providing three-dimensional...

Company name: BJ2
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Compositions for use in golf balls

Golf balls comprising thermoplastic, thermoset, castable, or millable elastomer compositions are disclosed. These elastomer compositions comprise the reaction product of an isocyanate, a moisture-resistant polyamine, and an amine- or hydroxyl-terminated curing agent, and can be used in any one or more portions of the golf balls, such as the inner...

Company name: Acushnet
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for producing urethanes composed of di-functional aromatic amines and dialkyl carbonates

A process for preparing urethanes by reacting aromatic diamines with a dialkyl carbonate, wherein the alkyl radical of the organic dialkyl carbonate comprises 2-18 carbon atoms and one or more heteroatoms and the reaction is performed in the presence of a catalyst.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
History on organotin compounds, from snails to humans

Organotin compounds are industrial chemicals used as biocides, polyvinyl chloride stabilizers and industrial catalysts for the manufacture of silicone and polyurethane foams. Despite multiple applications, organotin notoriety is due to tributyltin, a potent biocide used in antifouling paints. Because of the intensive use of tributyltin for the...

Company name: University of Beira Interior
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane wood adhesive from palm oil-based polyester polyol

Polyurethane (PU) adhesives for wood bonding were prepared from palm oil-based polyester polyol in a solventless condition that reduces the risk of volatile organic compounds to human health and the environment. The polyester polyol was synthesized from epoxidized palm olein prior to reacting with polymeric 4,4′-methylene diphenyl...

Company name: University of Malaya
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
Interfacial Adhesion of Polyamide 66 Fibres to an Aqueous Polyurethane–Acrylic Hybrid Polymer...

In this work, the interfacial adhesion between a polyamide 66 fibre, and an aqueous polyurethane–acrylic hybrid polymer adhesive was investigated. Silane and air plasma treatments were introduced to modify the surface of the polyamide 66 fibre. The surface chemistry was characterised using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). There were more...

Company name: Xi'an University of Technology
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
Novel Waterborne Polyurethane Adhesives Based on Ag@SiO2 Nanocomposites

In this work, the use of silver-based silica nanocomposites (Ag@SiO2) was proposed to inhibit the microorganism growth of waterborne polyurethane adhesives. For that purpose, colloidal silver nanoparticles were prepared and embedded in a SiO2-based matrix in order to decrease the silver aggregation tendency. The protection of AgNPs with silica was...

Company name: INESCOP
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Synthesis and characterization of aqueous (polyurethane/aromatic polyamide sulfone) copolymer...

Fresh data on Life Science Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Cairo, Egypt, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Aqueous dispersions of castor oil-based polyurethane (PUCO)/aromatic polyamide sulfone (APAS) block copolymers (PUCO-co-APAS) were successfully synthesized via a copolymerization...

Company name: National Research Center, Egypt
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Mechanically Strong and Stretchable Polyurethane-Urea Supramolecular Hydrogel Using Water as...

Researchers from Taiwan have accidently discovered a super strong, super stretchy hydrogel, which has the potential to be used in tissue engineering.Originally developed in the 1950s when Otto Wichterle and Drahoslav Lim invented soft contact lenses, supramolecular hydrogels are gel-like polymers that can absorb water. Akin to natural soft tissue,...

Company name: Soochow University
Published On: Thursday May 22nd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Fire characteristics of steel members coated with nano-enhanced polymers

Polymeric coatings applied to masonry infill walls have been demonstrated to provide protection against blast. Steel frames may be embedded in these walls to improve the structural characteristics of the building. During the process of retrofitting the walls with blast protection polymeric coatings, the steel frame may be fully or partially coated...

Company name: University of Mississippi
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of the Urethane Reaction Based on 1,3-diazetidine-2,4-dione and...

The urethane reaction of symmetrical diisocyanate 1,3-diazetidine-2,4-dione (uretdione) with 4-(tetrahydro-pyran-2-yloxy)-butan-1-ol (mono-THP ether) was carried out in chlorobenzene with 1,4-diazabicyclo [2.2.2] octane (DABCO) or dibutyltin dilaurate (DBTDL) as catalyst. Analysis of the second-order rate constants of those systems indicated that k...

Company name: Qilu University of Technology
Published On: Monday May 26th, 2014

 
 

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