Issue-417 - June 23, 2014   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Ferro To Exit Specialty Plastics And Polymer Additives Businesses

It was just a year ago that A.Schulman made an unsuccessful bid to acquire all of Ferro Corp., but the acquisition of the latter's specialty plastics business by A. Schulman will be a done deal by early third quarter. Moreover, Ferro has hired KeyBanc Capital Markets to help find a buyer for its polymer additives business. Ferro chairman, president...

Company name: Ferro Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Perstorp showcased plasticizers at Plastpol 2014

Perstorp visited the plastics exhibition Plastpol 2014 for the first time in May. Innovative plasticizers attracted both customers and prospects to the Perstorp stand.Plastpol is an important exhibition for the plastics processing and rubber business sector in Europe. Perstorp was at Plastpol for the first time, where we focused on Emoltene™ 100 -...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

BASF to participate in public consultation on flame retardant under REACH authorization

BASF opposes the authorization of a prolonged use of the flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). The use of HBCD - a flame retardant primarily used for polystyrene-based insulating foams and textiles - will be banned as of August 21, 2015 under the European Union's REACH chemicals legislation unless it is expressly authorized for an...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

NAFRA to Kaiser: Reverse Flame Retardants Decision

Just weeks after Kaiser Permanente said it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants, a group representingflame retardants manufacturers has sent a letter urging the healthcare system to reverse its decision.The North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) says flame retardants save lives and the decision by Kaiser Permanente...

Company name: Kaiser Permanente
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Chemical Recycling Across The American Heartland

A combination of over-use and under-appreciation can relegate terms like vision and innovation to the realm of cliche. However, those words ring much clearer when presented against a backdrop of time-tested approaches that repeatedly drive growth and produce positive results. Such is the case with Evansville, Indiana-based ORG CHEM Group.The toll...

Company name: ORG CHEM Group
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Mideast TDI sellers continue price hikes, buyers offer no resistance

Spot toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and East Mediterranean (East Med) regions rose, as sellers largely continued to implement price hikes amid shorter supply, sources said late on Thursday.According to ICIS data, prices rose by $20/tonne to $2,440-2,490/tonne CFR (cost and freight) GCC/East Med in the week...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Clear FR Urethane Casting Resin - Inno-FR FX-8575

NEW Inno-FR™ FX-8575 is our optically clear UL 94V-0 certified urethane casting resin.Developed for artists, environments, and fixtures that require clarity or elaborate color designs such as stained glass, swirls, or cracked ice effects, FX-8575 is the perfect solution for molders looking for a clear, flame retardant material that is both rigid...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

New Urethane Casting Resin for Climbing Holds, Aquariums, and Themed Construction

NEW Innothane IE-3090 produces durable, highly detailed urethane climbing holds, aquarium decor, and themed environmentment installations with stunning ease.Advantages of IE-3090 include:urethane_climbingholds_innothane_ie3090■ Easy to handle and process■ Low viscosity for smooth pouring■ Pigments easily■ Paintable■...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Expanding Applications to Drive Demand for Polymeric Foams, Report Says

Polymer foams are used in disposable packaging for food products, insulation material in buildings, and as cushioning in furniture products. While high-density cellular plastics are widely used in furniture, transportation, and building products, low-density foams find use in shock absorption, insulation, and rigid packaging. The growing use of...

Company name: Global Industry Analysts
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

PPG Industries to expand coatings manufacturing facility in Brazil

PPG Industries has revealed plans to invest approximately $40m to expand its coatings manufacturing facility in Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil.The project involves the addition of a 65,000ft² facility for on-site resin production.The resin will be used to manufacture PPG's electrocoat products to cater to the increasing demand from automotive original...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Flowcrete’s Flowfresh a Finalist for Food Magazine Awards

Flowcrete Australia announces that its ultra-hygienic flooring solution, Flowfresh has been nominated as a finalist in the 2014 Food Magazine Awards.Flowfresh Antimicrobial PU was up against a record number of products entered into the competition but successfully made it to the final four of the Food Safety and Innovation category.Celebrating its...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

ASC Challenges DTSC Priority Product Profile at Workshop

Questioning both inaccurate and incomplete information referenced in the Department of Toxic Substance Control's (DTSC) Priority Product profile for spray polyurethane foam systems (SPF), the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) urged Department officials to remove the document from their website until all corrections were made. The Council's...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

New Leadership, Strong Focus Power Demilec's Future in the Spray Foam Industry

Confidence and optimism are in ample supply at Demilec USA Inc., which has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance lately. Acquired by Sun Capital in Q4 2013, the firm has installed new leadership focused on directing it to new heights in the dynamic spray foam industry, and beyond."With Demilec's current portfolio of products and services, we see...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Choosing The Right Material For The Job

A common question customers will ask is What polyurethane product do I use for my application? That is sometimes an easy answer and sometimes very difficult. With so many different types of applications, practically no two applications are the same. The trick is to figure out what material properties are the most important, while at the same time...

Company name: Anderson Development Company
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

APS Elastomers' TPU Improves Post-Processing Operations

APS Elastomers latest thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) provides good aesthetics, low tackiness and process efficiency for use in film, sheet, and extrusion coating and cured-in-place pipe applications. The specially formulated TPU maintains a low coefficient of friction and contact clarity without the need of lubricants, waxes or inorganic fillers...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Biomerics and Formulance Announce European Distributor Agreement

Biomerics, a leading provider of medical polymers, is pleased to announce that Formulance has been named a distributor of its specialty medical grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in Europe. Formulance will distribute Biomerics full line of medical grade thermoplastic urethanes including Quadrathane™, Quadraflex™, and Quadraplast™. Biomerics medical...

Company name: Biomerics
Published On: Friday June 20th, 2014

KraussMaffei delivers multi-component machine for a wide range of technologies

The Texen Group (Groupe Texen), one of the largest global manufacturers of plastic packaging for cosmetic and perfume products, recently commissioned a KraussMaffei injection molding machine for a wide range of technologies. This multi-component machine from the CX series is equipped with many refined procedural and mechanical features, which...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

Lapolla Industries Signs First AirTight Multi-Family Energy Savings Program Agreement with Home...

Lapolla Industries, Inc., a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that its AirTight Division ("AirTight") has entered into its first Multi-Family Energy...

Company name: LaPolla Industries, Inc
Published On: Friday June 20th, 2014

Continental Re-Engineers EV-Specific Tire: Conti.eContact

Continental has upgraded its Conti.eContact tire, originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind, and refined it to meet the needs of hybrid models.Continental's in-house studies point to a growing market for hybrids in the future, which could account for as much as eight percent by 2020. With this in mind, Continental said the...

Company name: Continental AG
Published On: Friday June 20th, 2014

Trelleborg to showcase seismic solutions at EAGE 2014

Trelleborg Polyurethane Products Limited (PPL) will showcase its comprehensive range of bend protection, towing, handling, and cable management products, at the 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam.Trelleborg will offer visitors the chance to see the company's portfolio of cable protection products, including cumberland grips, super...

Company name: Trelleborg Offshore
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Offshore pipeline recovery tool for Ichthys LNG Project

Subsea connector specialist First Subsea Ltd was recently awarded a contract by Saipem Portugal Comercio Maritomo Sociedade Unipresso Lda to supply a 42 inch pipeline-recovery tool for the gas export pipeline on the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project off the coast of Australia.The contingency tool is one of the largest pipeline-recovery tools (PRT)...

Company name: First Subsea
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Trelleborg Exhibits Range of Mineral Extraction Screens at Hillhead Exhibition 2014

As a world leader in molded polyurethane materials, Trelleborg PPL will showcase its range of high quality screening solutions and accessories for mining processing at the Hillhead Exhibition in Buxton, U.K. Located on stand PC26, the company will give visitors the chance to see its portfolio of screening systems, including its Scandura modular and...

Company name: Trelleborg PPL
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

American Precision Prototyping Chooses Innovative Polymers Urethane for 2014 FIFA World Cup Powerade...

In February of 2014, our team at American Precision Prototyping was presented with a unique challenge. POWERADE needed 150 cast urethane POWERADE bottle carriers to use as promotional materials for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The carriers needed to be redesigned, prototyped, cast, decorated, packed, and shipped to the World Cup stadiums in Brazil,...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Astorg Partners buys majority stake in Megadyne

Astorg Partners has bought a majority stake in Italian belts and pulleys manufacturer Gruppo Megadyne from Fondo Italiano di Investimento, the Tadolini family and senior management.The former shareholders have reinvested to retain a minority shareholding in the company.Under Astorg's ownership, Megadyne will focus on organic and acquisitive growth...

Company name: Megadyne
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Roller coverings producer A.Piovan partakes at ITMA ASIA

Set up way back in 1979, A.Piovan Srl, an Italy based manufacturer of rubber and other roller coverings for the textile and other industries is exhibiting its range at the ongoing ITMA ASIA being held in Shanghai from June 16-20 at Hall E-7 and booth E-11. A.Piovan Srl offers a huge range of roller coverings like: Rubber Rollers:Since 1979,...

Company name: A.Piovan
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Furniture flammability seminar - Thursday 26th June 2014

This seminar provides a full understanding of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations and the requirements for seating, upholstery and beds. It is designed for anyone wishing to understand precisely what the requirements are for domestic sector furniture and the materials that are used in it; these include covers, interliners,...

Company name: Satra
Published On: Friday June 20th, 2014

Engel Austria and Fill sign cooperation agreement

The two Upper Austrian companies will be working together to produce tailored turnkey solutions for the industrial manufacturing of fibre-reinforced plastic components.The aim of our partnership is to meet the demands of the market even more effectively and drive the industrialisation of composite processes forward even faster, says Franz Fureder,...

Company name: Engel Austria
Published On: Friday June 20th, 2014

BASF strengthens performance materials production in China to better serve key industries in Asia...

BASF, the world's leading chemical company, has undertaken three key capacity expansion projects for performance materials at its Pudong site in Shanghai: Ultramid (polyamide, PA), Ultradur (polybutylene terephthalate, PBT), Elastollan thermoplastics polyurethane elastomers (TPU), and Technical Center and capacity expansion of Cellasto...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Otis President's Elevator Patent Weathers Claim From Schindler

Otis Elevator Co. has settled patent claims over the use of belts to lift elevators with Schindler Holding AG, which will license the technology from the United Technologies Corp. division.The six years of lawsuits focused on a patent awarded to Pedro S. Baranda, the current president of the $12.5 billion business who worked as a research engineer...

Company name: Otis Elevator Company
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Huntsman Experiences Second Quarter 2014 Manufacturing Disruption

Huntsman Corporation announced that during the second quarter of 2014 it experienced an unplanned manufacturing disruption within its Polyurethanes division. The disruption occurred at its propylene oxide and MTBE facility in Port Neches, Texas. The manufacturing facility is now operating at normal rates. The estimated financial impact of the...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Explosion at Shell’s plant in Moerdijk may cause force majeure

A fire triggered by an explosion at the Shell Chemicals plant at Moerdijk, the Netherlands on 3 June 2014 has caused severe damage.Television footage showed flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam. The cause of the blast, heard more than 30 km away from the site, remains under investigation. Fortunately, the...

Company name: Shell Nederland B.V
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

NCFI Polyurethanes' 50th Birthday. Founder Worked On Manhattan Project, Discovered Urethanes

NCFI Polyurethanes, an international manufacturer of rigid and flexible polyurethane foams turns 50 this year. The Mount Airy-based company got its start in 1964 as North Carolina Foam Industries through a partnership between Dr. Harris W. "Ace" Bradley, who had worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII and with Dupont in discovering and...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

KraussMaffei and IPS announce Partnership for Business Development in MEA-Region

KraussMaffei is pleased to announce that with immediate effect Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS, Dubai) has become the exclusive partner for the KraussMaffei brand in key markets across the Middle East and Africa. As a successful partner of the Netstal brand for many years, IPS has both the expertise and experienced local sales and service...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Petrangeli to Lead Sartomer Sales Team

Sartomer has promoted Christian Petrangeli to Americas sales manager. Petrangeli will lead the company's efforts to deliver technical expertise and a complete range of specialty chemicals to customers in North America and Latin America.In his new role, Petrangeli will guide a team tasked with developing collaborative working partnerships with...

Company name: Sartomer
Published On: Friday June 20th, 2014

Bayer AG CEO to stand down at the end of 2016

Bayer AG announced its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Marijn Dekkers, 56, is to step down at the end of 2016 for family reasons, and the group's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Werner Baumann, 51, will take on the role of Chief Strategy and Portfolio Officer (CSPO) effective 1 October 2014 to ensure continuity in key aspects of the company's...

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

Axalta Coating Systems Appoints Luke Lu President, China

Luke Lu has joined Axalta Coating Systems, a leading provider of liquid and powder coatings, as Vice President and President, China. In this new position at the company, Mr. Lu will report to Axalta Chairman and CEO, Charlie Shaver and be responsible for all of the company's operations across its OEM, refinish and industrial businesses in the China...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday June 16th, 2014

Program seeks to get harmful chemicals out of furniture

When Lori Yonelunas decided to detoxify her life, she knew she had to do something about her toxic leather couch but was reluctant to get rid of it.The Campbell woman understood that the foam in her relatively new eight-cushion sectional contained harmful flame-retardant chemicals. "Once you know (about the chemicals), how do you keep sitting on...

Company name: Green Science Policy Institute
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Flexible non-combustible fire-resistant material

The present disclosure provides a flexible non-combustible fire-resistant material, including: 5-20 parts by weight of polyurethane having an NCO content of about 1-50 wt %; 1-10 parts by weight of liquid fire retardant; and 50-90 parts by weight of hydroxyl-containing inorganic fire retardant, wherein the polyurethane reacts with the...

Company name: Industrial Technology Research Institute
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Polyurethane foam premixes containing halogenated olefin blowing agents and foams made from same

Disclosed are polyol premix compositions, and foams formed therefrom, which comprise a combination of a hydrohaloolefin blowing agent, a polyol, a silicone surfactant, and a catalyst system that includes a bismuth-based metal catalyst. Such catalysts may be used alone or in combination with an amine catalyst and/or other non-amine catalysts.

Company name: Honeywell International Inc.
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

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:
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Accelerated cure of isocyanate terminated prepolymers

A prepolymer mixture for preparing a polyurethane elastomer, the mixture comprising an isocyanate terminated prepolymer and a nitrogen-containing organic salt. The nitrogen-containing organic salt may be selected from the group consisting of an ammonium salt, an imidazolium salt, a pyridinium salt, a pyrrolidinium salt, a piperidinium salt, and a...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Actinic-light-curable composition, molded polycarbonate resin object with a cured film, and...

Disclosed is an active energy ray-curing composition containing an active energy ray-curing prepolymer (A) obtainable by a reaction of an acrylic-based prepolymer having a hydroxyl group and an acrylic monomer (a4) having an isocyanate group, an active energy ray-curing compound (B) having a benzotriazole group, another active energy ray-curing...

Company name: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Active-energy-ray-curable resin composition, cured product thereof, and film

Provided is an active-energy-ray-curable resin composition for forming a hard coating layer that protects the surface of a touch panel or the like and makes fingerprints less noticeable. The active-energy-ray-curable resin composition includes a urethane (meth)acrylate (A) prepared through a reaction in which a polyalkylene glycol (C) having a...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Dispersion, ink and process

A dispersion comprising a particulate solid, a liquid vehicle and a first polymer, wherein: the first polymer is obtained or obtainable by a process comprising reacting at least the components i), ii) and optionally iii) to form a pre-polymer: i) a compound of the Formula (1); ##STR00001## wherein T.sup.1, T.sup.2, Q.sup.1, Q.sup.2, A.sup.1,...

Company name: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Antimicrobial bio polyurethane foam

Disclosed is an antimicrobial bio polyurethane foam, and more specifically a bio polyurethane foam: which is polyurethane foam comprising a reaction product of a resin premix, which comprises biopolyol of about 5 to 20 wt %, and isocyanate; applied to a car seat and the like; and which is enhanced in an antimicrobial property through use of the...

Company name: Hyundai Dymos
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Antimicrobial bio polyurethane foam and method for manufacturing the same

Disclosed is an antimicrobial bio polyurethane foam and a method for manufacturing thereof, and more specifically, a polyurethane foam which comprises a reaction product of a resin premix comprising the biopolyol in an amount of 5 to 30 wt % based on total weight of the resin premix, and a prepolymer. The antimicrobial bio polyurethane foam is...

Company name: Hyundai Dymos
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Multi-functional bio polyurethane foam

Disclosed is a multi-functional bio polyurethane foam, and more specifically a multi-functional bio polyurethane foam which is polyurethane foam comprising a reaction product of a resin premix, which comprises about 5 to 20 wt % biopolyol, and isocyanate. The multi-functional bio polyurethane foam may be applied to a car seat and the like, and...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Foam strip for the delivery of oral care compositions

The present invention relates to a polyurethane foam strip (1), shaped for the application to the labile surface of the front teeth and/or gums of a subject, which strip is provided with one or more oral care compositions for delivery to the teeth and/or gums of the subject. It further relates to its use for delivery of compositions, specifically...

Company name: Sylphar
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions thereof

A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Hydrolysis-stable polyurethane for coating elements in maritime applications

A process for producing a polyurethane-coated conduit element includes mixing a) a mixture of aromatic and aliphatic polyisocyanate with, b) at least one polymeric compound having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate, c) at least one chain extender, d) a catalyst, and e) optionally at least one other auxiliary, additive,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Hydrolysis-stable polyurethane for use in the off-shore sector

The present invention relates to a process for producing polyurethane-coated conduit elements, in which (a) aliphatic polyisocyanate is mixed with (b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate, (c) catalyst and (d) optionally other auxiliaries and/or additives, to form a first reaction mixture, the reaction...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Radiation curable hardcoat with improved weatherability

Disclosed is a transparent, radiation curable acrylate coating composition comprising (a) at least three polyfunctional acrylate derivatives, (b) a photoinitiator selected from the group consisting of phosphine oxides, ketones, and combinations thereof, (c) a nanoscale filler, and (d) a dibenzoyl resorcinol UV absorber, at least one of said...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Waterborne two component polyurethane coating compositions comprising alicyclic rigid polyols

The present invention provides two-component polyurethane compositions that are substantially free of VOCs and comprising, as one component, polyisocyanate compositions and, as a second component, a polyol which is chosen from a cycloaliphatic diol or polyol having a molecular weight of from 100 to 500 and containing one or more 4 to 7 member...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Pellicle, pressure-sensitive adhesive for pellicle, photomask with pellicle, and method for...

To provide a pellicle having a an adhesive, wherein adhesive residue is decreased at the time of peeling the pellicle from a mask after lithographic exposure and outgassing from the adhesive is suppressed The pellicle according to the present invention is a pellicle comprising a pellicle frame, a tensioned pellicle film placed on one end surface of...

Company name: Asahi Kasei E-Materials
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

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: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Elastic bonding films

Elastic bonding films that include an elastic, thermoset core layer and a thermoplastic bonding layer on each side of the core layer are described. The thermoset core layer is a polyurethane formed as the reaction product of (i) a multifunctional isocyanate with (ii) a combination of polyols comprising (a) polyester diol, (b) crosslinker, and (c)...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Composite structural elements and method of making same

A composite structural element and a method for making same are provided. The element includes a polymer foam core and at least one fibrous layer adhered to the polymer foam core by epoxy. Nano-particles are suspended in the epoxy prior to curing; preferably they are mixed with the hardener before it is mixed with the resin. The polymer foam core...

Company name: RTLR Equities
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Method and device for the production of form parts

The invention relates to a method for the production of form parts from multi-component reactive plastic material, especially from polyurethane, wherein a plurality of moulds are moved by means of mould carriages (1) at least temporarily along a closed, preferably oval, production line (2). To allow an easy, efficient and quick cleaning of the...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Seating trim attachment retainer for EPP/EPS and polyurethane foam

A trim attachment retainer having a body portion including a proximal end and an engagement end. At least one cross member is integral with and substantially orthogonal to the body portion. At least one barb extends from the engagement end. The at least one barb includes a base and a distal end. The distal end is closer than the base to the at...

Company name: Ford Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Composite material polyurethane rigid foam decoration roman column

A composite material polyurethane rigid foam decoration Roman column, includes: a column shell, which has an inner space is defined by the column shell closed rounding, wherein, the column shell comprises a column basis part, a column body part provided on the column basis part; and a column cap part provided on the column body part; and an inner...

Company name: Finehope Polyurehthane Products
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Polyurethane urea-containing compositions and optical articles and methods for preparing them

A composition for the preparation of a transparent, non-elastomeric optical article is provided, the composition including: (1) a polyisocyanate component containing one or more different polyisocyanates; and (2) a component that is reactive with isocyanates, including: (a) optionally at least one polyol having a number average molecular weight...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Polyurethane polymer, synthetic leather, and method

A polyurethane polymer, a synthetic leather including such polymer, and a method of making such polymer, wherein the polyurethane polymer includes the reaction product of components including: a fluorinated mono-functional alcohol comprising a perfluorinated (C4-C6)alkyl group, a perfluorinated (C4-C6)alkylene group, or both; a fluorinated...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Nano silver effects corrosion protection of polyurethane coatings

Iranian researchers investigated the effects of nanoparticulate silver on the corrosion protection performance of polyurethane coatings on mild steel.They coated waterborne polyurethane (WPU) and high solid polyurethane (HPU) coatings containing nanoparticulate silver on mild steel and compared to the corresponding coatings without nanoparticulate...

Company name: Institute for Color Science and Technology
Published On: Thursday June 19th, 2014

Dioxetanes as Mechanoluminescent Probes in Thermoplastic Elastomers

Mechanoluminescent 1,2-dioxetane units, which emit light upon scission of the strained 4-membered ring, were incorporated into the main chain of segmented copolymers with poly(tetramethylene oxide) soft segments and various hard segments. Test samples of the polymers emitted light upon applying strain. Polymers with hydrogen bonding urethane or...

Company name: Eindhoven University of Technology
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Self‐Healing Polyurethanes with Shape Recovery

Two new thermoresponsive self-healing polyurethanes (1DA1T and 1.5DA1T) based on the Diels–Alder (DA) reaction between furan and maleimide moieties are developed that use the shape-memory effect to bring crack faces into intimate contact such that healing can take place. Unlike other self-healing polymers, these polymers do not require external...

Company name: University of Florida
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014

Ring opening polymerization of epoxides with urea‐derivatives of 4‐aminopyridine as...

In this study, a series of urea-derivatives of 4-aminopyridine (4AP) were evaluated as thermally latent initiators for the anionic ring-opening polymerization of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA). The urea-derivatives were synthesized by the reactions of 4AP with the corresponding iso(thio)cyanates (phenyl isocyanate, tert-butyl isocyanate,...

Company name: JSR Corporation
Published On: Monday June 23rd, 2014


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