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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
EPA Identifies Safer Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardants/Identified Chemicals Are Persistent,...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing safer alternatives to the flame retardants now used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products with flexible polyurethane foam.EPA's findings for safer alternatives is great news for consumers and industry, said Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for...

Company name: US Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Perstorp increases price for TMP

Effective July 1, 2014, or as existing contracts permit, Perstorp will increase the price for Trimethylolpropane (TMP) by USD 100/MT in Middle East/Africa, Asia and Latin America and EUR 30/MT in Europe.

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
SE Asia Slab Flexible Polyols Dropping in May on Low Demand

The slabstocks flexible polyols market in Southeast Asia (mainly referring to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore) falls down in May by a big range of average of USD50-100/ton compared with last month on low demand caused by seasonality or political issue, according to suppliers and local sources. Slabstocks material sales in Indonesia and...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday June 10th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYCAPROLACTONE
Biodegradable & stable in use - now also food contact approved

Perstorp is the world leader in the supply and technological development of ε-polycaprolactones (PCL) under the Capa™ brand name. Bioplastics is a core focus area for Perstorp and an important part of Perstorp's vision for a more sustainable future, and its commitment to a greener environment. Capa™ thermoplastics are an excellent choice for...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanate Market worth $38,729 Million by 2019

According to the new market research report "Isocyanate Market by Type (MDI, TDI, Aliphatic, Others) & Application (Rigid Foam, Flexible Foam, Paints & Coatings, Adhesive & Sealants, and Elastomers & Binders) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Isocyanate Material Market value will grow to $38,729 million by...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS>> FOAM INSULATION
Dow Automotive Systems Launches Amine Emission-Free Polyurethane Foam Solution for Automotive...

Today, Dow Automotive Systems launches SPECFLEX™ Activ, the first truly viable amine emission-free polyurethane foam formulation for interior applications. This unique technology enables automotive seat pad foamers to meet the most stringent industry requirements, such as the German OEM specifications which include ultra-low emissions and benefit...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Bayer MaterialScience wins China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award

Bayer MaterialScience was honored at the leading Chinese trade show for cosmetics, the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) in Shanghai, for the development of innovative hair care solutions with the film-forming agent Baycusan C 1008. Care products formulated with this polyurethane dispersion are proven to protect hair against extreme...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowfresh Polyurethane Coatings from Flowcrete

Take on bacteria and contamination in food and beverage environments, healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical manufacturing zones with Flowfresh, Flowcrete Australia's range of ultra hygienic seamless polyurethane flooring solutions.Flooring for the prevention of bacteria and contaminationIdeal for use in:■ Food and beverage...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
Industrial Flooring Solutions from Flowcrete

Industrial environments that are subject to heavy duty traffic, sustained wear and daily impact as well as chemical attack and contamination demand a workhorse floor finish that is capable of withstanding the stresses and strains associated with such conditions.Industrial floor coatingsFlowcrete's range of industrial floor coatings includes systems...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Huntsman Earns Inaugural SPFA Supplier Accreditation

Huntsman Corporation announced it is the first spray polyurethane foam (SPF) chemical supplier to receive accreditation through the new second phase of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Professional Certification Program (PCP). This rigorous and extensive certification program was originally designed for individual contractors, but was...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday June 10th, 2014

 
Huntsman Publishes White Paper Addressing Commercial Applications for Spray Polyurethane Foam

Huntsman Corporation announced today its publication of a white paper titled, "The Benefits of Spray Polyurethane Foam in Commercial Applications."The white paper addresses spray polyurethanes foam's (SPF) role as a superior insulation material for commercial construction applications, while helping architects and builders comply with strict...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday June 10th, 2014

 
Industry opposes California spray polyurethane foam regulation

Industry groups have objected to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) being included in California's Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), say regulators.Opposition to the proposal was expressed during three statewide workshops, sponsored by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) division of the Office of Environmental Health...

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Linde Showcases Solutions for Injection Molders and Plastic Manufacturers

At the Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference, Linde LLC will showcase solutions for injection molders and plastic manufacturers including: enhanced Gas-Assist Injection Molding (eGAIM), and cryogenic spot cooling and cleaning systems. Linde is a sponsor of the conference, hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College in Erie,...

Company name: Linde Plastics
Published On: Tuesday June 10th, 2014

 
KraussMaffei supports customers throughout the service life of their machinery

KraussMaffei has been holding customer symposiums on injection molding machinery for over eight years. On July 3, 2014, the successful event will be held for the 25th time. At various locations, specialists from the Munich-based machine manufacturer and its external partners and suppliers give practical tips on adjusting machinery, servicing and...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Versatile polyurethane materials from Bayer provide the right prescription for modern wound...

Bayer MaterialScience offers a wide range of thermoplastic polyurethane films and polyurethane-based adhesives and foams formulated to meet the rigorous requirements of today's medical device and healthcare markets. For OEMs looking for innovative materials to bring their latest products to market, you could say the solutions offered by Bayer are...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
New polyurethane lined knife gate valves now with 25 Bar pressure rating

Dual Valves Australasia introduces a new range of polyurethane lined knife gate valves (DULSKG) with 25 Bar pressure rating.Dual Valves Australasia recently completed the supply of 25 Bar rated polyurethane lined knife gate valves in a first for the company in Australia, according to Justin Mirto.Dual's years of experience in using polyurethane...

Company name: Dual Valves Australasia
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
SKF Introduces Excluder Seal For Wind Turbines

SKF - a supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services - has announced a new axial excluder seal. According to the company, the HRC1 seal offers an ideal alternative to conventional rubber seals for protecting wind turbine main shaft bearings from contaminants.SKF says the seal can help wind farm operators significantly...

Company name: SKF
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> INSULATED PIPE
CPV unveils brand new pipe system for district heating systems

British manufacturer CPV Ltd has unveiled a brand new pre-insulated pipe system for use in district heating applications in response to the government's drive to decarbonise the nation's heating supplies.The new pipe system, termed Hiline Flex, is a flexible, pre-insulated pipe system designed for use in buried heat networks. It consists of a...

Company name: CPV
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> LINING FOR CEMENT PIPE
Independent Tests Confirm Janssen Process Restores Pipe Strength beyond Manufacturer Specifications

Over years of use, sewer lines suffer damage that can include holes, cracks and erosion. To ensure the continued function and safety of aging collection systems, owners must routinely undertake extensive pipe repairs and rehabilitation. Various technologies are used for this purpose. One such technology is the Janssen Process, where a proprietary,...

Company name: Umwelttechnik Franz Janßen
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
RAMPF - strengthening a strong brand

From the start of the new financial year on 1 July, 2014, the RAMPF Group's five core companies will be operating under new names, thus reflecting the much broader service portfolio and growing internationalization of the Group.Nomen est omen - From 1 July, 2014, the names will spell out the core areas of expertise offered by the international...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
Soudal Acquires Accumetric, Announces Headquarters Move

Soudal announces the acquisition of Accumetric LLC, an independent manufacturer of silicones, sealants and lubricants in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA. Accumetric has 150 employees globally and will have revenues of approximately $50 million (37 million EURO) in 2014.Accumetric was founded more than 40 years ago and has acquired a strong market...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
Lubrizol and VELOX Announce New Distribution Partnership

Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) announces a new distribution partnership with VELOX GmbH for its Merquinsa legacy TPU technologies. VELOX is a well-established distributor of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries across Europe. VELOX will offer Lubrizol's specialty...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 12th, 2014

 
RPM Acquires Brazilian Waterproofing Products Manufacturer

RPM International Inc. today announced that Viapol Ltda., part of The Euclid Chemical Company and RPM's Performance Coatings Group, has acquired Betumat Quimica Ltda., a waterproofing products manufacturer based in Candeias (Bahia), Brazil, with annual net sales of approximately $22 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be...

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Thursday June 12th, 2014

 
Allnex Expands Relationship with Lintech International as a North America Distributor

Allnex, a leading supplier in coating resins, crosslinkers and additives, has expanded its relationship with Lintech International. Effective June 1st 2014, Lintech International will broaden its portfolio by becoming a national distributor for Allnex's broad range of ALNOVOL and CYREZ ®products. These products are specifically designed for the...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday June 12th, 2014

 
Sun Capital launches Innocor Inc., a leading PU foam player in North America

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has merged two wholly owned flexible foam producers, Sleep Innovations and Flexible Foam Products, to form Innocor Inc. (West Long Branch, NJ), the second largest producer of flexible polyurethane (PU) foam in North America. Carol Eicher, former president of Dow's global coating and construction division,...

Company name: Sun Capital Partners
Published On: Thursday June 12th, 2014

 
APS Elastomers Increases TPE Production

APS Elastomers has increased its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) production by 10%. Growing demand from OEMs, processors and manufactures of wire and cable, and tubing and hoses used in industrial, transportation, and electronic applications are the impetus for the increase. "Increasing production capacity, developing new technologies and product...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
RIM Polymers Industries generates growth through new products

Singapore based RIM Polymers Industries, part of the CEH Group were established in 2000 to manufacture and supply PU processing equipment to the fast growing industry across Asia Pacific. Since its establishment the company has sold more than 1000 units of machines and equipment and has expanded its business network through the addition of several...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Wednesday June 11th, 2014

 
Wanhua Chemical Established Korean Branch Office

Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd, Asia-Pacific's largest methyl di-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) manufacturer, opened the Korean branch office in Seoul on May 20th, which was inaugurated by Peter Huo, the CMO and vice president. The new office serves as the regional headquarters which will better provide polyurethane solutions and services to Korean...

Company name: Yantai WANHUA
Published On: Tuesday June 10th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
ISOPA: Successful One Step Ahead workshop in Tanzania

On 29 April 2014, ISOPA held a successful One Step Ahead (OSA) workshop in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop, organised to explain and promote the safe use and handling of chemical raw materials, included over 30 participants from Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda representing various sectors of the polyurethane industry, including...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Thursday June 12th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
OM Group Announces Appointment Of John McFarland To Board Of Directors

OM Group, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John A. McFarland as a Director of the Company, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. McFarland, who will serve with the class of directors that stand for re-election in 2017, replaces William J. Reidy, who retired as planned after the Company's Annual Meeting on May 13, 2014 after 12...

Company name: OM Group
Published On: Thursday June 12th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Colorant compatible hydrophobically modified polyurethane thickener for paint

A synthetic polymer has a water-soluble or water-swellable polyurethane backbone and terminal groups and/or intermediate groups of blocks of hydrophobes of alkyl- or aryl compounds containing a polymerizable cyclic monomer or a polymerizable double bond (or alkene) group or derivatives thereof. The blocks of hydrophobes are composed of two or more...

Company name: Hercules
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Zinc-imidazole-carboxylate-complex-catalysed coating agent composition

The invention relates to coating material compositions comprising an isocyanate group-containing component, a hydroxyl group-containing component, a zinc-imidazole-carboxylate complex and a monomeric aromatic carboxylic acid, and also to the use of a zinc-imidazole-carboxylate complex in the presence of a monomeric aromatic carboxylic acid as a...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Aqueous release agent and its use in the production of polyurethane moldings

The invention relates to aqueous dispersions containing agents having release activity, emulsifiers and customary auxiliaries and additives, wherein a combination of A) at least one agent having a release activity, selected from the group consisting of soaps, oils, waxes and silicones, and B) polyesters is used as agents having release activity.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Compositions comprising solvated aromatic amines and methods for the preparation thereof

The present invention provides a composition comprising a solvated aromatic amine and a liquid carrier, wherein said solvated aromatic amine is the reaction product of an aromatic amine and at least one of any anhydride, an isocyanate or an acid in the liquid carrier. The present invention also provides a method of preparing a composition...

Company name: Crosslink Technology
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
Diamine compound and production method thereof

The present invention provides a novel diamine compound represented by formula (1) below. A in formula (1) denotes an optionally-substituted divalent aliphatic group (having a carbon number of 10 or less) or an optionally-substituted divalent aromatic group (having the number of rings of 4 or less), for example. The diamine compound of the present...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing light-coloured isocyanates of the diphenylmethane series

The present invention relates to a process for preparing light-colored polyphenylene-polymethylene-polyisocyanate (PMDI), comprising the steps (a) providing carbon monoxide and chlorine, (b) reacting carbon monoxide with chlorine to form phosgene, (c) reacting the phosgene from step (b) with at least one primary amine with the exception of mono-...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Process and composition of making polymerizable resins containing oxazolidone

Disclosed herein are a process and composition to make polymerizable resins containing oxazolidone, in which organic acid-catalyzed and/or thermal annealing process got involved and consequently promoted a unique intramolecular transformation from a linear urethane linkage to a cyclic urethane linkage for those specifically constructed urethane...

Company name: Dentsply
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Materials and processes for coating substrates having heterogeneous surface properties

A coating material includes: (A) a compound of formula (I) R.sup.a.sub.4-nSiX.sup.a.sub.n (I), wherein: X.sup.a is a hydrolysable radical; R.sup.a is a non-hydrolysable radical; n is 2, 3 or 4; (B) a compound of formula (II) ##STR00001## wherein: X.sup.b is a hydrolysable radical; R.sup.b is a non-hydrolysable radical without an epoxide function,...

Company name: Airbus
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Flexible UV curable coating compositions

Disclosed herein are ultraviolet (UV) curable coating compositions that provide transparent, flexible, and abrasion-resistant coatings when cured on a substrate. The coating compositions comprise an adduct of a multifunctional acrylate monomer component and an amino-organofunctional silane; an organic solvent component; an acid; a colloidal silica...

Company name: SDC TECHNOLOGIES
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biodegradable macromers

Methods for producing biocompatible compositions are provided. The biocompatible compositions include an aliphatic polyester macromer produced without the use of solvents or catalysts. The resulting aliphatic polyester macromer may be reacted with a polyisocyanate to form an end-capped aliphatic polyester macromer which, in turn, may be reacted...

Company name: Covidien
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
Hydrolysable linkers and cross-linkers for absorbable polymers

The present invention relates to the discovery of new class of linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers and cross linkers for use in the synthesis of biodegradable polymers such as, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides, polyureas and degradable epoxy amine resin. The linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers of the present invention include...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Agent comprising hydrogen peroxide having improved viscosity adjustment

An agent includes in a cosmetically suitable carrier at least hydrogen peroxide, at least one homo- or copolymer of acrylic acid and/or methacrylic acid and at least one polyurethane, wherein the polyurethane is a polycondensation product of polyethylene glycol(s), diisocyanate(s) and optionally ethoxylated fatty alcohol(s).

Company name: Henkel Corp
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Process for permanent shaping of human hair

Present invention relates to a process for permanent shaping of human hair used both for the permanent waving of human hair with an excellent waving effect as well as for the straightening of curled hair. Present invention is a process for permanent shaping hair wherein hair is optionally washed or wetted or shampooed and a composition comprising...

Company name: KAO Germany
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam composition and polyurethane foam prepared using same

A polyurethane foam composition that includes polyol, isocyanate, a catalyst, a surfactant, a physical blowing agent, a chemical blowing agent, a nucleating agent and a silsesquioxane compound is provided.

Company name: Samsung Electronics
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> HYDROPHILIC FOAM
Hydrophilic thermal reticulated polyurethane foam useable for creation of a molten metal filter

A hydrophilic, polyurethane foam manufactured from a composition that includes 90-110 parts by weight of polyester polyol, 0.9-1.1 parts by weight of ester surfactant, 3-20 parts by weight of a hydrophilic surfactant, 1.89-2.31 parts by weight of a polyurethane catalyst, 0.126-0.154 parts by weight of an amine catalyst, 3.348-4.092 parts by weight...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> WATER-BLOWN
Water-blown PUR/PIR rigid foam material that can be sprayed

The invention relates to a method for producing a water-blown polyurethane/polyisocyanurate rigid foam material that can be sprayed, by reacting a mixture comprising an aromatic polyester polyol, a first, comparatively short-chain aliphatic polyether polyol, a second, comparatively long-chain aliphatic polyether polyol, an isocyanate component, a...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Fluorinated coating and phototools made therewith

A coating including an oligomer is disclosed, the oligomer being the reaction product of an epoxy silane, a multifunctional (meth)acrylate; and a polymerizable fluorochemical. The polymerizable fluorochemical can be fluorinated (meth)acrylate or a polymerizable fluorinated urethane. Phototools having a layer of the coating on a substrate can be...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
Polyurethane coating material composition, multistage coating methods using these coating material...

Disclosed are coating material compositions comprising at least one polyhydroxyl group-containing compound (A), at least one polyisocyanate group-containing compound (B) having free and/or blocked isocyanate groups, at least one catalyst (D) based on a zinc-amidine complex which comprises the reaction product of 1.0 moles of at least one zinc(II)...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Flame retardant coating

A flame retardant coating is disclosed. The flame retardant coating comprises polyurea elastomer, spray processable graphite, a graphite stabilizer agent, and a flame retardant. A method of manufacturing a flame retardant polyurea elastomer coating is also disclosed. A two part polymerizable system is provided comprising a first part containing...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
One-part structural epoxy resin adhesives containing elastomeric tougheners capped with phenols and...

Structural adhesives are prepared from an elastomeric toughener that contains urethane and/or urea groups, and have some terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with a phenol and other terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with a hydroxy-functional acrylate or a hydroxy-functional methacrylate. In certain embodiments, the presence of both...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
Polyurethane adhesive for windshield applications

A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
Adhesive composition, adhesive varnish, adhesive film and wiring film

An adhesive composition includes (A) a phenoxy resin including a plurality of hydroxyl groups at a side chain: 100 parts by mass, (B) a multifunctional isocyanate compound including an isocyanate and at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a vinyl group, an acrylate group and a methacrylate group within its molecule: 2...

Company name: Hitachi Metals
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Polyurethane film and processed film produced using same

A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a polyurethane film that offers both soft texture and high strength. The present invention relates to a polyurethane film obtained by solidifying a polyurethane (A) obtained by reacting a polyol (a1) including an aliphatic polyester polyol having an anionic group (a1-1), and a polyester...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Polyurethane composite materials

Polymeric composite materials, particularly highly filled polyurethane composite materials are described herein. Such highly filled polyurethane composite materials may be formed by reaction and extrusion of one or more polyols, one or more di- or poly-isocyanates, and from about 45 to about 85 weight percent of inorganic filler such as fly ash....

Company name: Century-Board USA
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> RAILWAY
Process for the production of ballast

A process for the production of ballast for railway track laying, road construction, dam construction and bank protection, wherein ballast stones are spread out to form ballast and a reaction mixture for the preparation of a polyurethane foam, produced from components by a low-pressure process, is applied between the spread ballast stones.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Aqueous leather coating composition and method for coating leather

An aqueous leather coating composition having improved storage stability includes 1 to 40 weight percent of an emulsifiable polyisocyanate comprising the reaction product of an isocyanurate and an emulsifier, wherein the average isocyanate functionality of the emulsifiable polyisocyanate is 2 to 4.5; and 60 to 99 weight percent of an aqueous...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Laser engravable flexographic printing articles based on millable polyurethanes, and method

A flexographic printing sleeve or plate is made by a method that includes providing a millable polyurethane, crosslinking the millable polyurethane, and forming a relief by at least laser engraving the crosslinked millable polyurethane. For example, crosslinking may be accomplished by a peroxide-based process or by a vulcanization process using...

Company name: Xiper Innovations
Published On: Friday June 13th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Lactide copolymer, a preparation method thereof, and a resin composition including the same

The present invention relates to a lactide copolymer having good flexibility in addition to excellent properties such as mechanical properties and processability and preferably being applicable as a packaging material, a preparation method thereof, and a resin composition including the same. The lactide copolymer includes two or more specific block...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Wound treatment apparatus

A therapeutic apparatus for stimulating the healing of a wound site includes a polyurethane foam positioned at the wound site and a connector having a disc-like cup and an elbow-shaped spout. The connector is positioned in contact with the polyurethane foam, and the elbow-shaped spout is configured for connection to a tube that is capable of...

Company name: KCI Licensing
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for making polyether alcohols having oxyethylene units by polymerization of ethylene...

Ethylene carbonate is polymerized by itself or together with another cyclic monomer such as 1,2-propylene oxide in the presence of a double metal cyanide catalyst. Most of the ethylene carbonate adds to the chain to form a terminal carbonate group, which decarboxylates to produce a hydroxyethyl group at the end of the polymer chain. The...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
Silane and silicic acid polycondensates with radicals containing branched-chain urethane, acid amide...

A polycondensate ##STR00001## wherein R is alkylene, arylene, or alkylene-aryiene with 1-10 C, optionally containing O, S, carboxyl or amino; R.sup.1 is Z'-substituted alkylene, arylene, or alkylene-aryiene with 1-10 C, optionally containing O, S, carboxyl or amino; R' is alkyl. alkenyl, aryl, alkylaryl, or arylalkyl with 1-20 C; R.sup.3 is a bond...

Company name: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Synthesis and properties of block and graft waterborne polyurethane modified with...

In this study, α,ω-bis(3-(1-methoxy-2-hydroxypropoxy)propyl)polydimethylsiloxane and α-N,N-dihydroxyethylaminopropyl-ω-butylpolydimethylsiloxane were used to prepare block and graft waterborne polyureathane-polysiloxane copolymer dispersions. α,ω-bis(3-(1-methoxy-2-hydroxypropoxy)propyl)polydimethylsiloxane was...

Company name: Shandong Yingcai University
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Synthesis and characterization of crosslinking waterborne fluorinated polyurethane-acrylate with...

Crosslinking core-shell emulsions of waterborne fluorinated polyurethane-acrylate (WFPUA) were successfully synthesised using a solvent-free method.The crosslinkers of diacetone acrylamide and adipic dihydride were introduced into the WFPUA emulsions by Chinese researchers. They characterised physical properties of hybrid emulsions such as the...

Company name: Shaanxi University of Science & Technology
Published On: Monday June 09th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Low-Temperature Flexible Polyurethane/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites: Effect of Polyols and Graphene...

In the present study, three thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) based on poly(tetramethylene glycol) (PTMG) and poly(butylene adipate) (PBA) as polyols as well as their nanocomposites containing graphene oxide GO (0.3–1%) were prepared. TPUs had Tgs and Tms values in the range of −62.5 to −21.6°C and 5 to 10.8°C, respectively, increasing...

Company name: Islamic Azad University
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Thermal Behavior of New Polymaleamides

Novel polymaleamides have been prepared from bisfurilic maleamide monomers and bismaleimides by the Diels-Alder reactions. The bisfurilic monomers were synthesized by the ring opening reaction of bisisomaleimides with 2-furfurylamine. The structure of monomers and polymers was confirmed by the FT-IR and 1H-NMR spectroscopies and elemental analysis....

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

 
 

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