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  Issue-418 - June 30, 2014   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Oxygen and Moisture Sensitive Finish Preserver

Bloxygen Finish Preserver, a product of IronWood Designs, preserves stains, varnishes, oil-based paints, chemicals, resins and more. Bloxygen Finish Preserver is designed to preserve oxygen or moisture-sensitive products, says the company, and to eliminate thickening and skin-over. It also is designed for use with polyurethanes, catalysts, tung...

Company name: Bloxygen
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
FRX Polymers Receives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Award

FRX Polymers, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of Nofia®, a family of environmentally friendly inherently flame retardant plastics, announced today that it has recently been awarded an EPA Environmental Merit Award. The company was presented the award during the EPA New England Merit Awards ceremony on April 22, 2014 at Faneuil Hall, Boston,...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Milliken’s Low Residual BPA Alkoxylates for Coating Intermediates

For decades manufactures have used BPA to make coatings to improve our standard of living by protecting metals and reinforcing packaging.Milliken produces BPA alkoxylates which are used in coatings to increase the coating's flexibility and strength while maintaining hardness and abrasive resistance. These BPA alkoxylates are further mixed, reacted,...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Products for the polyurethane of the future

At the American Coatings Show 2014 (April 8-10, Atlanta), Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, showcased a full palette of essential building block raw materials and innovative specialty coating products. On the back of its Americas success the company is lining up a series of innovative specialty products for the region's coatings...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Wednesday June 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> SOY BASED POLYOLS
USB Confirms Soy-based Polyols as Reliable Alternate to Conventional Polyurethane Feedstock

As corporate sustainability efforts continue to rise - along with petrochemical prices - manufacturers are increasingly searching for alternative polyurethane feedstocks.To fill the need, the United Soybean Board (USB) supports research, testing and development of products containing soy-based polyols. Soybean polyols offer equal or better...

Company name: The United Soybean Board
Published On: Wednesday June 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Move Over Petroleum, Make Way for the Biobased Economy

Ohio soybean farmer John Motter sees firsthand how America is growing the renewable materials for cabinets, carpets, cars, cleaning supplies, and more. Motter, along with company and government representatives, kicked off a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C. today to discuss their roles in reversing America's petroleum-laden past and accelerating...

Company name: United Soybean Board
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
New Videos of Innovative Uses of Soy in Biobased Products available on United Soybean Board web site

Ford and soy-biobased better seats, Busy beans: Soybeans replace petroleum in a variety of commercial and industrial products, Penn State University using soy-based hydraulic fluids in elevators, Jackson Hole Ski Resort Catches Thrills with Biobased Products, Sherwin Williams, United Soybean Board EPA Green Chemistry Award, ... See the myriad uses...

Company name: United Soybean Board
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
New Research Report Shows Growth in The Isocyanate Industry

The isocyanate market has a significant number of small as well as few big manufacturers. The companies in isocyanate market are segmented according to type of isocyanate produced by them. Some of the manufacturers focus on producing aromatic isocyanate (TDI & MDI), while others focus on producing aliphatic isocyanate (HDI, IPDI). In the isocyanate...

Company name: RnRMarketResearch.com
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
BASF Chongqing MDI Plant to Operate in Q2 of 2015

The 400 kt integrated MDI project now under construction in Chongqing Changshou Economic and Technological Development Zone is scheduled to commence operation in the second quarter of 2015, according to Chongqing Chemical & Phamaceutical Holding (Group) Company, who cooperated with BASF in the building of this project. "The new facility is going to...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday June 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
TSE-EcoSpray Biobased Resins and Foams Certified Under USDA's BioPreferred Program!

The USDA Certified, Bio-Based, Drop-In Solution for Styrene Polyester. TSE-EcoSpray Bio 550C is our bio-based, polyurethane spray layup resin for reinforcement in baths, hot tub spas and much more. It can be used with fiberglass chop. It's a drop-in solution that can replace styrene polyester in many applications. Our bio-based urethane reinforcing...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
AkzoNobel to invest in new Performance Coatings technology center in China

AkzoNobel is investing more than €6.5 million in its Songjiang site near Shanghai to expand an existing research center by adding a dedicated facility for the company's Performance Coatings businesses.Once completed in June 2015, the new development and application center will add capability and capacity to serve growing demand throughout Asia for...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
European Coatings to See Little Growth

The long-struggling Western European paint and coatings market should hold its ground in the short term, but annual growth will average no more than 2.2 percent for the next five years, according to a new forecast.The total market for paints and coatings in Western Europe was more than 5.6 million tonnes in 2013 and is forecast to rise to more than...

Company name: JPCL Europe
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Building on Bayer's material expertise: Materials from Bayer MaterialScience enable...

Whether overhead, underfoot or lighting the way and protecting surfaces - Bayer MaterialScience LLC provides architects and design professionals materials they can build on. Stable temperatures, efficient lighting, durable windows and resilient wall coatings are just a few of the many solutions possible with Bayer materials.Bayer will highlight its...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
MarChem Polyurethane Systems, an Accella Company, Maximizes Value for Athletic and Play/Safety...

MarChem Polyurethane Systems, an Accella company, recently launched a custom line of flooring solutions, Tru-Motion, for indoor multi-purpose surfaces, outdoor running tracks, and playground safety surfaces to better serve the athletic, play/safety and multi-purpose market. The holistic set of solutions combine years of technical expertise to...

Company name: MarChem Polyurethane Systems
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Brand New Forward Thinking Design from Polyflor: Polysafe Verona PUR

Polysafe Verona PUR confidently lays a major foundation for the future of the decorative safety flooring market. Offering forward thinking design with safety as standard, Verona offers a clean and fresh look that is completely carborundum-free, containing no visible dark aggregate, unlike traditional safety flooring. Featuring a specially...

Company name: Polyflor
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Demilec Introduces Barnseal Spray Foam

Demilec introduces Barnseal polyurethane spray foam for use in agricultural applications. Barnseal is a high R-Value insulation and air-seal developed for use in poultry, dairy, equestrian, farm and ranch applications where high performance is required at a lower cost than foam traditionally used in homes and non-farm buildings.We now have two...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
VA Company Uses NCFI's TerraThane Foam to Save Parking Lot

Concrete Jack, Inc. of Williamsburg, VA, a company specializing in concrete leveling and foundation repair along the Eastern Seaboard and the South, used TerraThane Geotechnical Foam system to help save the parking lot of a Wake Forest, NC auto repair business. "Parking lots are notorious for sinking from failed storm water structures," says Kirk...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
IFS Coatings Opens Powder Coatings Plant in Oklahoma

In June, IFS Coatings officially opened its new powder coating manufacturing plant in Ardmore, Okla. The ceremony was attended by members of the community as well as IFS customers.The new facility will produce high volume, Class A, and functional powder coating finishes. Using the "lean manufacturing" concept, the design for the plant incorporates...

Company name: IFS Coatings
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
H.B. Fuller Company Signs Agreement to Acquire Tonsan

H.B. Fuller Company announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase Tonsan Adhesive, Inc. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will add strong customer relationships in high-value, fast-growing engineering adhesives markets, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and strong product and technology development capabilities. With a solid...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Henkel offers Loctite adhesive technologies for professional football boot manufacturers

Henkel offers a range of adhesive technologies for manufacturers of professional football boots. One of the company's latest developments is a polyurethane adhesive, a thin layer of which bonds the upper with the sole in one operation.For boot manufacturers, this means lower adhesive consumption and improved production sustainability.Tongues,...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Foaming Polyurethane protects hydraulic roof supports from debris.

For hydraulic roof support equipment used in longwall mining, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite MR5898™ Foaming Polyurethane, a pour-in-place foam material designed to bond to pockets and hydraulic cylinders. By foaming up to fill entire cavities and adhering to edges, this innovative foam effectively blocks out debris, particulates, teeth...

Company name: Henkel North America
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Indutrade acquires ALH Systems Ltd in the UK

Indutrade today acquired all of the shares in ALH Systems Ltd in the UK, with annual sales of GBP 6 million.ALH Systems Ltd is a supplier of formulated polyurethane and epoxy encapsulants, sealants, adhesives and potting compounds. The majority of customers are in the gas industry as well as in the construction and electronics segment.Possession...

Company name: ALH Systems.
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
New Trade Magazine Will Serve the Plastics Machinery and Equipment Markets

A new trade publication covering innovation and new equipment for the plastics processing industry will debut in both print and digital format November 2014, announced SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. Plastics Machinery Magazine will begin regular monthly print and digital circulation in January 2015 by Peninsula Publishing LLC, a new...

Company name: Plastics Machinery Magazine
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ACCESSORIES>> PUMPS
Durable Viking Universal Mag Drive internal gear pumps from Michael Smith Engineers

Michael Smith Engineers has introduced the Viking Universal Mag Drive series of internal gear pumps. Typical applications for these pumps include 24/7 operation in refineries, chemical and polymer plants, paper mills or wherever seal-less leak-free and low-maintenance pumping is required.The pumps are suitable for handling a range of fluids; for...

Company name: Michael Smith Engineers
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
HEATLOK SOYA, more than just basement insulation

The basement is often a problem area: high humidity, flooding, mold…. With the new energy requirements in the Ontario and Quebec Building Code, in some requirements it is now mandatory to insulate below the concrete slab. The insulation must have a minimum value of R-5 or R10 over the full surface. Furthermore, protection against underground...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Case Study: Automotive Interior Trim Components

A leading provider to the automotive OEM industry was in need of rear interior compartment trim panel for a new vehicle assembly. The purpose of the panel was for interior aesthetic and to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) within the cabin. To produce this component the company was searching for a manufacturer with varied manufacturing...

Company name: UFP Technologies, Inc
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions releases New Brochure on Automotive Sealing

The latest brochure from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions presents sealing solutions for the automotive industry, highlighting the latest developments that can make vehicles more efficient and production more cost-effective.Featuring the revolutionary Rubore rubber-to-metal composite technology and the unique pressure activated Turcon Roto L, in...

Company name: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
FXI Develops Industry's First Temperature & Airflow Regulation System For Foam Components

FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, has introduced the specialty sleep industry's first system to rank temperature regulation in foam products. The new Temperature Regulation Factor (TRF™) system is the latest innovative product solution introduced by FXI and will be used to communicate the performance level of each of the...

Company name: Foamex Innovations
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Dormeo N.A. making miles of history in new facility

In this historic city tucked into the northernmost tip of the state, Dormeo N.A. is making some history of its own. Miles of it, actually.The company selected this city, said to have changed hands 72 times during the Civil War, as the spring-making headquarters for its charge onto the U.S. mattress battleground.Last summer, Dormeo N.A. (the N.A....

Company name: Dormeo
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
The view from BASF - Packaging Today talks to Markus Kramer, president of dispersions and pigments...

Packaging Today: What challenges and trends are you seeing in packaging in 2014 and how are you addressing them?Markus Kramer: Based on industry surveys, we consider cost, content protection, differentiation at point of sale, convenience and sustainability to be the major topics for the brand-owners, converters and raw material suppliers. For 2014,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Valmet enhances roll cover manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Valmet is investing in roll cover manufacturing capacity at its service center in Laem Chabang, Thailand. The investment will double Valmet's composite roll cover production capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. Production of Valmet's newest polyurethane products will begin by the end of June 2014.The Laem Chabang service center is to begin...

Company name: Valmet
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
India will have strong foothold in global footwear market

Non-leather footwear manufacture has made huge strides in India in recent years. Majority of footwear made in the country is non-leather. Growing demand, adoption of new technologies and use of an ever-expanding range of designs have contributed towards the growth of the sector. For instance, in 2013-14, the manufacturers based in Kozhikode...

Company name: the Confederation of Indian Footwear Industry
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Chromaflo Technologies strengthens its organization in the Americas

Chromaflo Technologies, has recently taken several steps toward strengthening its organizational framework regionally, and further improving synergies as a leading global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions.Dr. Brij Mohal, former global V.P. of Marketing and Technology, will take on the newly created position of Vice...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Monday June 30th, 2014

 
ISOPA releases new study: Socio-economic contribution of the Polyurethane industry to growth and...

The polyurethane industry is an impressive creator of wealth - in terms of jobs and revenues - by producing products and articles that people want and need. To assess accurately based on statistics just how beneficial the industry is, ISOPA commissioned, from independent specialists, a report on the whole industry chain in Europe.The socio-economic...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Chromaflo Announces Regional Alignment

Chromaflo Technologies recently announced it has taken steps toward strengthening its organizational framework regionally and further improving synergies. As such, Brij Mohal, Ph.D., former global vice president of Marketing and Technology, will take on the newly created position of vice president and managing director, Americas. Mohal will retain...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Kraton Unveils Landmark Innovation Center In Mid-Ohio Valley

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., a leading global innovator and producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, today announced the opening of its new Kraton Innovation Center in Belpre, Ohio. This pilot facility allows Kraton to manufacture a wide range of SBC-type materials in quantities ranging from 25 kilograms to...

Company name: Kraton Polymers LLC
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Evonik plans to reorganize the Group structure

The Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG today presented its plans to reorganize the Group structure to the Supervisory Board. The Executive Board wants to concentrate more on Evonik's strategic development within a management holding structure. The plan is for the three operating segments, Consumer, Health & Nutrition, Resource Efficiency, and...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Bayer and CEPT sign MOU for building energy efficiency project

The center is also leading research under the prestigious US India Joint Centre for Building Energy Research and Development.It is a highly recognized fact that buildings contribute to around 30% of the energy needs of today's society. With a steady growth at nearly 9 - 10% pa, and the current gap of energy demand-supply widening, reducing this gap...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Wilmar Closes Deal on Purchase of Huntsman's European Commodity Surfactants Business

Huntsman Corporation and Wilmar International Limited today announced that Wilmar's wholly-owned subsidiary, Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V. has completed the purchase of Huntsman's European commodity surfactants business. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.Under the terms of agreement first announced on April 10, 2014, Huntsman has...

Company name: Huntsman Performance Products
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
UFP Technologies Expands Medical Manufacturing Operations in Massachusetts

UFP Technologies, Inc., a producer of innovative custom-engineered components, products, and specialty packaging, has expanded its manufacturing operations in Georgetown, Mass. The addition of a new clean room and high volume production equipment broadens UFP Technologies' substantial medical manufacturing capabilities.The new ISO Class 8 (100,000)...

Company name: UFP Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
25 years Danquinsa

Danquinsa GmbH celebrates its 25th anniversary. The company was founded in April 1989 by Peter Daniel. Initially Daniel focused on polycaprolactone-based, thermoplastic polyurethane adhesive granules. Today Danquinsa supplies its own products worldwide and operates as agent and distributor for companies such as Lubrizol, Morchem, and Productos...

Company name: Danquinsa
Published On: Wednesday June 25th, 2014

 
EUROMAP, SPI sign declaration of intent on free trade for plastics machinery

The umbrella associations EUROMAP (European Plastics and Rubber Machinery) and SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (United States) have signed a declaration of intent on free trade within the plastics machinery industry to strengthen their competitive position in the global marketplace thereby helping to safeguard the industry's 65,000...

Company name: Euromap
Published On: Wednesday June 25th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Rim Polymers Korea (CEH Korea) names new branch manager

Rim Polymers Industries Pte Ltd announces today that Mr Yu Kyo Hak will be retiring as the branch manager of Rim Polymers Korea branch, CEH Korea, at the end of June 2014.With effect from 1st July 2014, Rim Polymers Korea will be led by Mr Luis Oh Hyun Geun who was previously the Sales/Technical Manager of Rim Polymers Korea (CEH Korea). Under his...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Sunday June 29th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Urea-terminated polyurethane dispersants

The present invention relates to urea terminated polyurethane dispersants based on certain diols which have grafted alkyl, aryl or fluoroalkyl substituents, aqueous dispersions of such polyurethanes, the manufacture of the urea terminated polyurethane dispersions and inks containing pigments and/or disperse dyes dispersed with these urea terminated...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
Viscosity reducing agents for polyether polyols

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a polyurethane, comprising the process steps: i) provision of a polyisocyanate component comprising at least one polyisocyanate; ii) provision of a polyol component comprising at least one polyether polyol, one polyester polyol or a mixture of a polyether polyol and a polyester...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Derivatives of diphosphines as flame retardants for polyurethanes

The use of at least one diphosphine of formula (I), ##STR00001## wherein X is S or O; n is 0 or 1; R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3, R.sup.4 are independently C.sub.1-C.sub.10-alkyl, C.sub.1-C.sub.10-hydroxyalkyl, C.sub.1-C.sub.10-alkoxy, C.sub.1-C.sub.10-hydroxyalkoxy, C.sub.3-C.sub.10-cycloalkyl, C.sub.3-C.sub.10-cycloalkoxy, C.sub.6-C.sub.10-aryl,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
Use of low triphenylphosphate, high phosphorous content isopropyl phenyl phosphates as flame...

The present invention relates to the use of low triphenyl phosphate, high phosphorous content aryl phosphates with high ortho alkylation as flame retardants in polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams or polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam formulations.

Company name: Hickory Springs
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Synthesis of urethanes and polyurethanes catalysed by carbenes

The present invention relates to a process for preparing a compound comprising at least a urethane group --HN--C(.dbd.O)--O, said process comprising a step (E) in which a compound (I) comprising at least an isocyanate functional group --N.dbd.C.dbd.O is reacted with an organic compound (II) carrying at least a hydroxyl group --OH, said reaction...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Mixed polycycloaliphatic amines (MPCA) and MPCA alkylates

Mixed polycycloaliphatic amines (MPCA) and alkylates thereof (MPCA alkylates), methods for making mixed polycycloaliphatic MPCA amines and MPCA alkylates thereof, as well as polymeric compositions, such as spray-applied polyurea coating compositions, comprising said mixed amines MPCA and MPCA alkylates thereof are described herein. In one...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Sugar-based polyurethanes, methods for their preparation, and methods of use thereof

Polyurethane foams which are highly flame resistant are described, as well as the production of such polyurethane foams by the reaction between a natural polyol, such as sucrose or a blend of mono- or disaccharides in place of the standard hydrocarbon-based polyol component, a polyisocyanate and water in the presence of a suitable polyurethane...

Company name: Imperial Sugar
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polyethers, methods of making same, and uses thereof

Isotactic polyethers, methods of making polyethers, and uses of polyethers. The polyethers have a chain transfer group formed from a chain transfer agent. The methods of making the polyethers use monoalcohol chain transfer agents or multifunctional chain transfer agents. The polyethers can be used in materials, such as polyurethanes, elastomers,...

Company name: Cornell University
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyol, polyurethane, obtained using the same, process for production thereof, and molded...

A process for producing a polyurethane, which comprises using a polyester polyol (a-1), a polyether polyol (b), an isocyanate compound (c) and a chain extender (d) as a raw material to produce a polyurethane, wherein the polyester polyol (a-1) is a polyester polyol (a-1) obtained by forming an ester bond between either a carboxyl group of a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemical
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates

The invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates by reacting the corresponding amines with phosgene, optionally in the presence of an inert medium, in which phosgene and amine are first mixed and converted to the isocyanate in a reactor, and in which a reaction gas which comprises isocyanate and hydrogen chloride leaving the reactor is...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Process for the production of isocyanates, preferably diisocyanates and polyisocyanates with solvent...

The present invention relates to a process for the production of isocyanates, preferably diisocyanates and polyisocyanates of the diphenylmethane series (MDI), by reacting an amine with phosgene in the liquid phase or in the gas phase to form the corresponding isocyanates, subsequent removal of the solvent in at least two steps to obtain at least...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Adhesion-promoting system for rubber goods

The invention relates a mixture of a urethane-aldehyde resin UA prepared by condensation of an aldehyde A1 and an alkyl urethane U, and of a novolak PA, to a process for the preparation of the said mixture, and a method of use thereof as adhesion promoter in rubber goods.

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink jet ink, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording method

An ink jet ink contains a self-dispersing pigment and a polyurethane polymer. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The polyurethane polymer has a cross-linked structure and an acid value of the polyurethane polymer is 60 mgKOH/g or more and 100 mgKOH/g or...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
Water based printing inks for nonwoven substrates

Disclosed is a waterborne composition comprising of a water-based polyurethane, water, and colorant which can be used as a printing ink for non-woven articles.

Company name: Sun Chemical
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOPLASTIC
Powdered polyurethane urea resin composition for slush molding and manufacturing process therefor

Provided are: a powdered material for slush molding; and a manufacturing process therefor. The powdered material is less odorous, exhibits excellent powder fluidity, and does not suffer from troubles resulting from the sliding-down or agglomeration of a pigment even when the resin particles have been pigmented on the surfaces thereof. Thus, the...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Two-stage curable composition containing a surface-deactivated polyisocyanate

Single-component compositions are disclosed, which can be cured in two stages, wherein in the first curing stage, compositions pre-cured by means of moisture and having in particular plastic properties are formed, and wherein in the second curing stage, compositions cured by means of heat and having in particular elastic properties are formed. The...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating compositions with an isocyanate-functional prepolymer derived from a tricyclodecane polyol,...

Coating compositions include (a) an isocyanate functional prepolymer derived from a polyisocyanate and a tricyclodecane-containing polyester polyol; and (b) a blocked amine curing agent.

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersions for coating containers

A food or beverage container coated with a coating composition comprising an aqueous polyurethane dispersion being substantially free of vinyl monomers and polymers and having an iodine value less than 5.

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
Implantable polymer for bone and vascular lesions

A solidifying prepolymeric implant composition comprising a biocompatible prepolymer and an optional filler. One such implant composition is a polyurethane implant composition comprising an isocyanate, such as hydroxymethylenediisocyanate (HMDI) and an alcohol, such as polycaprolactonediol (PCL diol). The compositions of the invention are useful...

Company name: 206 Ortho
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Silk covered prosthesis

Disclosed herein are polyurethane polymer matrices with a porosity of from about 20 microns to about 90 microns that are useful in promoting closure and protection of incision sites; supporting the lower pole position of breast implants; and providing a partial or complete covering of breast implants to provide a beneficial interface with host...

Company name: Allergan
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> SUN PROTECTION COMPOSITIONS
Anhydrous antisun cream comprising a non-emulsifying elastomeric organopolysiloxane, a matting agent...

The present invention relates to an anhydrous composition in cream form, characterized in that it comprises, in a cosmetically acceptable support: (a) at least one oily phase; (b) at least one non-emulsifying elastomeric organopolysiloxane; (b) a photoprotective system capable of screening out UV radiation; (c) at least one matting agent; (d) at...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Low-monomer polyurethane foams

Cross-linkable foamable composition with low content of monomeric isocyanates, containing a pre-polymer of polyester diols and/or polyether dials reacted i) with asymmetric aromatic diisocyanates to form a reaction product with OH and NCO groups, ii) subsequent addition of and reaction with symmetric aromatic diisocyanate in a quantity at least...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Increasing the sound absorption in foam insulating materials

The invention relates to the use of expandable graphite having a starting temperature greater than or equal to 150.degree. C. for increasing the sound absorption within a sound absorption foam material foamed with the expandable graphite, wherein the foam material is a polyurethane foam material. An associated sound absorber having a sound...

Company name: Otto Bock Schaumsysteme
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Method for preparing flexible polyurethane foam with hydrolysable silane compounds

Flexible polyurethane foams are made using certain hydrolysable silane compounds in the foam formulation. The hydrolysable silane compounds contain at least one isocyanate-reactive group and at least one hydrolysable silane group. The presence of the hydrolysable silane compound in the foam formulation leads to improved tensile, tear and elongation...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid polyurethane foam

A rigid polyurethane foam includes the reaction product of an isocyanate and an isocyanate reactive component in the presence of a blowing agent. The isocyanate reactive component includes an aromatic polyester polyol, a rigid polyol, and an aliphatic polyester polyol. The rigid polyurethane foam has a tensile adhesion of greater than 35 kPa (5...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition, film prepared from the coating composition, and method for preparing the...

The disclosure provides a coating composition, a film made of the coating composition, and method for preparing the coating composition. The coating composition includes a product prepared from cross-linking a (a) polysilsesquioxane with a (b) compound with the structure represented by Formula (I): ##STR00001## wherein R is independently a hydroxyl...

Company name: Industrial Technology Research Institute
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> TWO COMPONENTS SYSTEMS
Insulating glass sealant

A two-part sealant composition, wherein this composition comprises a first part and a second part. The first part comprises a polymer selected from a silane-terminated polyurethane or a silane-terminated polyether, wherein this polymer is present in an amount of up to 100% by weight of the first part of the sealant composition. The second part...

Company name: Tremco illbruck
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Thermoset composite material and structural component and method of making the same from engineered...

A thermoset composite material and composite railroad crosstie fabricated from the thermoset composite material that comprises a substantially homogeneous blend of an amount of vulcanized rubber particles, polyurea binding agent and urea melamine. The thermoset composite material may also contain a granulated silica material. The thermoset...

Company name: Encell Composites
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
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 a simple and quick import and export of mould...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> WALL STRUCTURE
Method of fabricating a wall structure

The present invention is directed to a method of fabricating a wall structure that comprises a polyurethane backing. In certain embodiments, no additional layer is coated onto or disposed on the polyurethane backing that is formed through the process disclosed herein.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Roll-up thermal barrier

A thermal barrier configured to be rolled and unrolled while providing a thermal value of greater than about R=3. The thermal barrier comprises multiple layers including a first layer comprising a fiber mesh core and material selected from the group comprising: polyurethane, rubber, and polyvinylchloride, a second layer bonded to the first layer,...

Company name: Rytec
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Locking system component

The invention relates to a locking system component for a locking system which is assigned to a closure element of a motor vehicle, wherein an impact arrangement for absorbing momentum of a movement element is provided. It is proposed that the impact arrangement has a plastics foam element which consists at least partially, and in some embodiments...

Company name: Brose Schliesssysteme
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Low friction polymeric compositions as well as devices and device fabrication methods based thereon

A polymer blend is provided that includes a polycarbonate polyurethane polymer component having a water contact angle greater than 75 degrees and a polyurethane polymer component having a water contact angle less than 75 degrees. The polycarbonate polyurethane component and the other polyurethane polymer can be immiscible with respect to one...

Company name: Innovia
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Orthopedic prayer mat

A new orthopedic prayer mat proposed, whereas the new orthopedic prayer mat has a multiple layered structure. The top layer is made from microfiber which is antimicrobial, anti-molding, water-resistant, anti-dust and heat-resistant. The bottom layer is an anti-slip layer to prevent the user from physical injury in any situation while using the mat,...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Method for manufacturing a soft foamed assembly which is used as a decorative outer layer

A method for manufacturing a soft foamed assembly includes a first step of providing a mold having an interior formed with a predetermined die cavity, a second step of fixing a polyurethane (PU) synthetic skin in the die cavity of the mold, a third step of filling a polyurethane (PU) liquid substance into the die cavity of the mold, a fourth step...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Carbon nanotube polymer composite hose wall

An acoustic array hose is provided for towing behind a marine vessel. The acoustic array includes acoustic sensors, a hydraulic fill-fluid circumferentially surrounding the acoustic sensors, and an array hose wall of polyurethane with single wall carbon nanotubes embedded therein. The hose wall circumferentially surrounds the hydraulic fill fluid...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> BATHING
Drain design for use in a polyurethane composite bathing vessel

A bathing vessel has a bottom, and a drain disposed in the bottom adjacent a blended area that is disposed between the side wall and the bottom. The side wall, the bottom wall, and the blended area are made of a first layer of rigid polyurethane material and a second layer of capping material attached to said first layer. A ratio of a density of...

Company name: Masco Bath
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> OUTSOLES
Cushioned athletic cleat

A reinforcing elastic polymer, such as a urethane/rubber material, is selectively spray-applied over upper, midsole or outsole components of articles of footwear. Such a material sprayed over the toe area of baseball shoes, for example, that is subjected to increased wear during use, serves to improve the durability of that area. A cleated midsole...

Company name: Heart and Sole USA
Published On: Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Polymer compound and production method thereof, pigment dispersing agent, pigment dispersion...

The present invention provides a polymer compound represented by the following Formula (1) and a method for production thereof, a pigment dispersant, a pigment dispersion composition, and a photocurable composition respectively using the polymer compound, and a color filter and a method for production thereof [R.sup.1: an organic linking group...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Friday June 27th, 2014

 
Process for producing epoxy (metha)acrylate

The invention provides a process for continuously producing a urethane (meth)acrylate, containing causing a mixed liquid of a compound (A) having a hydroxyl group and a (meth) acryloyl group and a compound (B) having an isocyanate group to pass continuously and densely through a tubular microchannel formed in a heat-conducting reaction device, and...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 26th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Spent Coffee Grounds as a Renewable Source for Ecopolyols Production

Based on the biorefinery concept, the main focus of this work was the increase of the value of spent coffee grounds via acid liquefaction process using polyhydric solvents in the presence of sulfuric acid, at moderate temperature. For that purpose the effect of temperature, sulfuric acid concentration and time on biomass conversion was studied...

Company name: University of Aveiro
Published On: Monday June 30th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DENTAL RESIN COMPOSITE
Synthesis and Photopolymerization of Thiol-Modified Triazine-Based Monomers and Oligomers for the...

Thiol-ene photopolymerizations combine the unique features of step-growth reactions and photoinitiated polymerizations, so that they experience a growing interest for applications such as coatings or dental restoratives. Most studies have making use of a relatively flexible ester and the hydrolytically labile derivative...

Company name: Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Published On: Monday June 30th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Corrosion Prevention of Aluminum Nanoparticles by a polyurethane Coating

In order to prevent corrosion, aluminum nanoparticles were coated with a polyurethane polymer. The coverage of the polyurethane polymer was controlled from 0 to 100%, which changed the corrosion rate of the nanoparticles quantitatively. The surface of the polymer coating was investigated by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Atomic Force...

Company name: National Institute for Materials Science
Published On: Monday June 30th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> MARINE COMPOUNDS
Emerging Strategies and Integrated Systems Microbiology Technologies for Biodiscovery of Marine...

Marine microorganisms continue to be a source of structurally and biologically novel compounds with potential use in the biotechnology industry. The unique physiochemical properties of the marine environment (such as pH, pressure, temperature, osmolarity) and uncommon functional groups (such as isonitrile, dichloroimine, isocyanate, and halogenated...

Company name: National University of Ireland
Published On: Monday June 30th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
One pot synthesis and gelation studies of amphiphilic triblock polyurethanes

This article shows a generalized synthetic strategy to make amphiphilic ABA type triblock polyurethane (PU) in a SINGLE reaction pot. This is achieved by condensation polymerization between a hydrophobic diol and a di-isocyanate in the presence of a polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether (Mw = 2000 or 5000 g mol−1) as...

Company name: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Published On: Monday June 30th, 2014

 
 

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