Issue-420 - July 14, 2014   Recommend
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A call for clarity for consumers in CA debate over flame retardants

The past year has seen considerable debate in Sacramento about the use of flame retardants in home furnishings. The nation's leading manufacturers of flame retardants support open, honest, science-based discussion about their products, but much of what has taken place in the Capitol so far has offered consumers more confusion than clarity. Most...

Company name: the North American Flame Retardant Alliance
Published On: Wednesday July 09th, 2014

Albemarle reconfirms commitment to enter market with GreenCrest™ fire safety product

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it reconfirms its commitment to enter the market with commercial quantities of GreenCrest, a polymeric fire safety solution based on technology licensed from Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company,...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Growing Demand for Polyurethane Drives the Global Polymeric Polyols Market, According to New Report...

Global market for polymeric polyols is exhibiting rapid growth, backed by increasing demand for polyurethane across major end-use sectors such as furniture, construction, automotive, and refrigeration, among others. Polyols are important raw materials used in the production of polyurethane, coatings, thermoplastic elastomers, adhesives, sealants,...

Company name: Global Industry Analysts
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

ECS 2015 - not too far away

Have you been aware that the European Coatings Show 2015 will start in more than nine months from now? Even though we're already working on topics for the ECS Preview, I haven't thought yet about companies` preparations running at full speed.When I spoke to one of my contacts at raw material supplying companies, I realised: the ECS really isn't too...

Company name: European Coatings Show
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

PPG publishes new consumer electronics coatings brochure; Highlights include interactive color,...

PPG Industries'(NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has published a brochure covering its full line of coating, pretreatment and customer support solutions for designers and manufacturers of consumer electronics.The four-page booklet details PPG's environmentally-friendly powder coatings, along with liquid coatings such as ultraviolet (UV)-cure,...

Company name: PPG Industrial Coatings
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

BioLock provides ergonomic benefits

When SelecTech, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of innovative flooring products from recycled materials, launched its FreeStyle BioLock flooring last year, it broke new ground in providing green flooring specifically made for healthcare, education and laboratory environments. Beyond the benefits of being a greener product utilizing a patented,...

Company name: SelecTech
Published On: Wednesday July 09th, 2014

New IFTI Coating Successfully Passes Two Third-Party Room Corner Burn Tests

International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) announced today two successful tests of a new fire-retardant coating, DC4000. IFTI submitted the new coating to third party testing at QAI in August of 2013.DC4000 is a new hard coating for Thermal Barrier protection, said Gary Wolfe, Executive Vice President of IFTI. It is remarkably durable, can be...

Company name: International Fireproof Technology
Published On: Wednesday July 09th, 2014

Sherwin-Williams Offers Non-Isocyanate High Build Finish Coat for Exterior Exposed Surfaces

Many of the challenges faced by the offshore maintenance sector are being addressed by a breakthrough in technology from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Acrolon 1850 is a non-isocyanate high build finish coat for exterior exposed surfaces and has been designed to meet the unique challenges faced...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe
Published On: Wednesday July 09th, 2014

Chemistry Charts the Course in Coatings

Sherwin-Williams' WB Acrolon 100, developed through waterborne technology, delivers aesthetics and protection in one topcoat. It all adds up to extended maintenance and recoat cycles.Inland river crews have a lot on their plate. When your job is to be a deckhand, you don't want to spend much time being a painter. There's never a good time to be a...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Some Ford Escapes Recalled for Panorama Roof Glass Urethane Issue

Ford has issued a safety recall for select 2014 model-year Escapes for a "potential issue with panorama roof glass that may have an improperly cured urethane bond between the glass and the attaching bracket.""A panorama roof glass assembly with an improperly cured urethane bond may result in noise, water leak or separation of the glass panel from...

Company name: Ford Motor Company
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

APS Elastomers' Expertise Helps OEMs, Processors and Manufacturers Save Time and Money

APS Elastomers provides added value to their TPE customers by offering beside-the-press consulting at no charge. The firm is owned and operated by two of the plastic industry's leading technical support executives; offering a vast knowledge of all TPEs. "Our expertise helps OEMs, processors and manufacturers save time and money by getting their...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Wednesday July 09th, 2014

Desmopan - New product range - New brochure available

The new Product Range Desmopan is now available!Most content as well as the layout has been completely revised and brought up to date. Thus, the new product brochure provides a good Product overview and at the same time detailed information about the particular grade.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Product Center Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

Polyurethane balcony door from Inoutic wins Innovation Award for Architecture & Windows, Doors and...

Inoutic, a member of the Deceuninck Group NV, was recently honored for a prototype of a balcony door with a profile depth of just 59 mm. This profile was pultruded by another member of the Deceuninck Group - Deceuninck North America - using the company's innovative Rovex™ technology and polyurethane raw materials from Bayer MaterialScience LLC.For...

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

Injectable PU Foam Could Prevent Fatal Blood Loss in Wounded Soldiers

Without prompt care, a badly wounded soldier can easily bleed to death while being transported to a distant medical station. Two traditional treatments-tourniquets and medicated gauze pads-often cannot stop the blood loss from a deep wound at the neck, shoulder or groin.To give these soldiers a fighting chance at survival, Johns Hopkins...

Company name: Johns Hopkins University
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

Alchemie Trophy makes debut at World Cup 2014

The music industry is celebrating the World cup with its own trophy for 2014. To mark the occasion, artist Ryan Callanan (RyCa) has launched a limited number of ‘Acid Cups'. The trophies are an adaptation of the FIFA World Cup Trophy with the famous electronic dance music smiley face added.Alchemie was approached by the artist, to see if it was...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Saturday July 12th, 2014

Urethane-Covered Ball Bearings Promote Non-Marring Operations

Available from Fixtureworks' line of Fairlane Products are the urethane-covered bearing rollers. These have a smooth urethane surface which is cast to a sealed ball bearing and available with hardness ranging from 35 to 95 durometers in 1" to 3" diameters. According to the company, they provide quiet, non-marring operations with abrasion resistance...

Company name: Fairlane
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

Innovative Motion Control Solutions for 3D Printing

Fenner Precision works with customers to determine the best belt design and performance characteristics for their unique 3D printing application. The company is dedicated to successful engineering partnerships with OEMs in the 3D printer market to provide high-accuracy, low-maintenance linear motion solutions that deliver smooth, quiet operation....

Company name: Fenner Precision
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

Sika expands presence in Brazil

Sika has opened a new plant in Aparecida de Goiânia, state of Goias, mid-western Brazill, which is the seventh plant in this country. Goias is one of the fastest growing states in Brazil, providing an excellent platform for Sika to supply the central and northern markets in the country. The latest investment complements Sika's supply chain which...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

EU and BIC launch initiative for bio-based products

The European Technology Platform (ETP) for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) welcomes the launch of the Bio Based Industries Joint Technology Initiative (BBI JTI). This major Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) represents a significant step forward to the realisation of a European bioeconomy.SusChem has actively supported the development of the BBI JTI...

Company name: The Bio-based Industries Consortium
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

SMEs target innovation to drive growth

Growing confidence among East Midlands small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is leading to an upturn in the investment made in innovation and new product development, an Insiderround table has heard.Businesses which were locked in recovery mode during the economic downturn are now in a position where they feel they can spend money to find ways...

Company name: Texane
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

BASF Netherlands Propylene Oxide Supply FM till End 2014

Ellba C.V., joint venture between BASF and Shell in Netherlands sees that supply restriction of propylene oxide resulting from fire accident will remain to be impacted until at least the end of 2014, according to BASF SE statement on July 9. This outage is beyond BASF SE's reasonable control and continues to impact our ability to supply you with...

Company name: Shell Nederland B.V
Published On: Friday July 11th, 2014

Axalta receives Best Employer in Russia Award from Human Resources Russian Association

Axalta Coating Systems has received the Best Employer in Russia award from the Russian Business Captains Association at the annual Human Resources Ceremony held in Moscow in May 2014. The judging panel, made up of a team of experts from leading consulting companies and HR experts, chose Axalta in Russia from among 200 nominated...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

China Jishen Chemical Held Ceremony to Celebrate HPPO Startup

Jishen Chemical has held ceremony on July 8 in celebration of successful startup at its hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) project in Jilin province, northeast China and the company is building 400 kt per year polyols project at the same site with completion expected by the end of this year, according to local Chinese news report The HPPO...

Company name: China Jishen Chemical
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Alpek and BASF sign agreements regarding their EPS and PU business activities in the Americas

Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. and BASF announced today that they have signed agreements concerning the EPS (expandable polystyrene) and PU (polyurethane) business activities of their Polioles joint venture in Mexico, and BASF's EPS business in North and South America, excluding BASF's Neopor (grey EPS) business.Alpek will acquire all of Polioles' EPS...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

BASF commissions new flat laminating line for PU insulating panels

At its Lemforde site BASF has commissioned a new pilot line for the development and discontinuous production of polyurethane insulating panels. The new flat laminating line facilitates the production of panels up to ten meters long using two different application techniques: Flat coating in which the material is applied into the open mold; and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Foam Product Manufacturer, FXI, Purchases Orange, California, Production Site

FXI, a leading producer of innovative foam products, announced that it has purchased the 250,000-square-foot, 25-acre manufacturing facility located at 2060 North Batavia Street that it has leased since the Company's formation in 2009. The transaction assures customers, employees and the broader community of the Company's commitment to...

Company name: FXI Foamex Innovations
Published On: Tuesday July 08th, 2014

RPM Acquires Krud Kutter Cleaners and Removers

RPM International Inc. today announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Krud Kutter Inc., a producer of cleaners and removers for residential, commercial and industrial environments. Based in Cumming, GA, Krud Kutter has approximately $13 million in annual sales. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within...

Company name: RPM International
Published On: Tuesday July 08th, 2014

Shaw earns patent on boating carpet backing

Shaw Marine, a business segment of Shaw Specialty Products has received a patent for its innovative polyurethane foam backing, NuWave Bac®. In May 2014, U.S. Patent #US 8,728,581 B2 was issued for "Embossed Carpet Backing, also known as Shaw's Nu Wave Bac®."Since its creation in 2009, NuWave Bac has gained wide acceptance in the boating industry as...

Company name: Shaw Industries Group
Published On: Wednesday July 09th, 2014

Dave Feitl To Lead Rhino Linings Building Products Group

Rhino Linings Corporation has named Dave Feitl director of sales for the company's building products group. In this newly created position Feitl will oversee both the sales and technical functions of the Concrete Solutions®, Expo Stucco™ and spray foam insulation, sealant and roofing product lines."In just a few years, we have expanded our building...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Tuesday July 08th, 2014

Scott Becker, President & CEO, Chromaflo Technologies received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014...

EY has announced that President & CEO Scott Becker of Chromaflo Technologies Corp, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Distribution & Manufacturing category in Northeast Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Monday July 07th, 2014

Polymer polyol, method for producing the same, and method for producing polyurethane resin

A polymer polyol (I) is provided that is formed of a polyol (A), polymer particles (B) obtained by polymerization of an ethylenically unsaturated compound (b), and an active-hydrogen-containing compound (d) having an aromatic ring and having a number-average molecular weight of 150 to 2,000, wherein a content of (d) is 1 to 20% on the basis of a...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Block polyisocyanate and urethane composition containing the same

Disclosed is a block polyisocyanate obtained by blocking at least a part of isocyanate groups of a polyisocyanate, which is derived from an aliphatic diisocyanate and a polyol and satisfies all of the conditions (1)-(5) shown below, with a pyrazole compound. (1) Average number of isocyanate groups: 3.0-20 (2) Diisocyanate monomer trimer...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Polyactic acid-based polyol composition, process for production thereof, urethane resin composition,...

Provided is a polylactic acid-based polyol composition in which a catalyst that remains in the polylactic acid-based polyol and that acts also as a catalyst for urethane formation has been deactivated by easy means. Thus, the polylactic acid-based polyol composition suffers from little influence of the catalyst on urethane formation. When the...

Company name: NEC Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Polyurethanes polymerizable composition and method for producing optical resin of the same

A resin composition for an optical material that has excellent balance of refractive index of resin, Abbe number, heat resistance, specific gravity, and resin strength, a resin obtained by curing the resin composition, and an optical material are provided. A polymerizable composition comprising the following is used: An alicyclic isocyanate...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Method of making a pigment dispersion

A method for making a pigment dispersion can include dispersing pigment particles in an aqueous liquid medium to form a dispersion, adding a first monomer to form a dispersive coating on the pigment particles, adding a second monomer to the dispersion, and forming a polymer coating on the surface of the pigment particles by polymerizing the second...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Polyurethane polymers

The present invention relates to polyurethane polymers, a process for their preparation and their use as binders for adhesives, coatings or foams.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Dispersion adhesives, a process for preparing them and use thereof

The present claims relate to aqueous dispersion adhesives comprising at least one polyurethane dispersion and at least one carbodiimide having the general formula R'--(--N.dbd.C.dbd.N--R--).sub.m--R'', in which m corresponds to an integer from 1 to 500, R=arylene and/or C.sub.7-C.sub.11 aralkylene, R'.dbd.R--NCO, and R''.dbd.--NCO, where in R',...

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Coating composition and use thereof

The invention relates to a coating composition comprising: a) at least one alkyd binder with an oil content of at least 45 wt % and at most 85 wt %, a modified alkyd binder, or a combination thereof; b) at least one amine or imine component selected from the group comprising: polyaspartic acids and esters thereof, (meth)acrylate/aspartate amines,...

Company name: PPG Europe
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Systems and methods for processing and dispensing filled multi-component materials

Multi-component materials are substantially homogeneous and fully curable and comprise an elastic filler, an isocyanate curing agent, and a polyol resin ingredient that when combined produce a polymeric matrix, polyurethane and/or polyurea, having the filler dispersed therein. The material has a variation in polyisocyanate weight ratio of up to...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Accelerated cure of isocyanate terminated prepolymers

A method for preparing a polyurethane elastomer, the method comprising mixing an isocyanate terminated prepolymer and a nitrogen-containing organic salt to form a prepolymer mixture and reacting the prepolymer in the prepolymer mixture with a methylenedianiline metal salt coordination complex chain extender to form the polyurethane elastome. The...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Polyurethane foam

The present invention relates to a polyurethane foam obtained from a polyurethane raw material containing polyol, isocyanate, a foam stabilizer, a catalyst and a foam-forming gas by a mechanical froth method, wherein the polyol contains a castor oil-based polyol having a viscosity at C. of 2,000 mPas or less, and a polyether-based...

Company name: Rogers-INOAC
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Laminated polyester film

The present invention provides a laminated polyester film which can be suitably used in the applications requiring good adhesion to a micro-lens layer, a prism layer or the like, for example, in a backlight unit for liquid crystal displays, etc. The laminated polyester film of the present invention comprises a polyester film, and a coating layer...

Company name: Mitsubishi Plastics
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Polyurethane foam for concrete applications

A two-part polyurethane foam for lifting concrete. The two parts are mixed at a 1:1 ratio where the first part is isocyanate ("Part A"), and second part ("Part B") is a polyol. The second part is comprised of recycled polyurethane foam and other polyols.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Water-dispersible amphoteric polyurethane, preparation method therefor, and use thereof in...

A water-dispersible amphoteric polyurethane and a preparation method therefor. The water-dispersible amphoteric polyurethane is prepared from a polyisocyanate compound, a polyol compound, a dial compound having an anionic group or a potential anionic group, a compound having a tertiary or quaternary amine cationic group at least having two active H...

Company name: Jiangsu Research Institute of Building Science
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Molded urethane foam pad for vehicle seats, vehicle seat, and processes for the production thereof

An object of the invention is to provide molded urethane foam pads and vehicle seats that can contribute to the reduction of environmental load and have appropriate impact resilience and hardness and excellent durability with good balance, and also have high comfort. A molded urethane foam pad for vehicle seats including a polyurethane is...

Company name: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Lithographic printing plate precursor and method of preparing the same

A lithographic printing plate precursor in a positive-type with an infrared-sensitivity, having a support and an image recording layer provided on the support, the support having a hydrophilic surface, the recording layer having a particular resin, an amphoteric surfactant and/or an anionic surfactant, and an infrared absorbing agent, wherein the...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Developing member, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus

The present invention provides a developing member onto which a toner or the like is hard to fuse and with which toner conveying performance is unlikely to vary even through long-term usage. The developing member includes a substrate and a surface layer, the surface layer contains a polyurethane resin working as a binder resin and polyurethane...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Golf ball having a hollow center

A golf ball includes a thermoset spherical inner core shell layer having an outer surface, an inner surface, and an inner diameter to define a hollow center; a thermoset outer core layer formed about the shell layer; and an inner and outer cover layer formed about the outer core layer. The inner cover includes an ionomeric material and the outer...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Hollow core golf ball having a hardness gradient

A golf ball including a hollow core formed from a spherical inner core shell layer including a stiff thermoplastic composition. The shell layer has an outer surface, an inner surface, and an inner diameter to define a hollow center. Ann outer core layer is disposed about the shell layer and includes a thermoset material. An inner cover layer is...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Compositions for sports equipment

Compositions comprising the reaction product of: (a) a polyalkenamer; and (b) an organic modifier that includes at least one carbon to carbon unsaturated bond and at least one functional group selected from carboxyl, hydroxyl, amino, epoxy, (meth)acrylate, vinyl, ester, isocyanate, carbonyl, urethane, anhydride, or a metal salt thereof. Also...

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Multi-piece solid golf ball

The invention provides a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer which encloses the core, an intermediate layer which encloses the envelope layer, and a cover which encloses the intermediate layer and has formed on a surface thereof a plurality of dimples. The core is formed primarily of a rubber material, the envelope layer is...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Poly(urea-urethane) compositions useful as topical medicaments and methods of using the same

The present invention provides a method of treating a skin ailment including administering to a subject in need thereof, a therapeutically effective amount of a composition including (i) a primary diamine; (ii) a secondary aromatic diamine; (iii) a polyisocyanate; and (iv) optionally, a polyol. The present invention also provides a method of...

Company name: Chesson Laboratory Associates
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Use of a polyurethane foam as a wound dressing in negative pressure therapy

A device for negative pressure wound therapy having a cover material for air-tight sealing of the wound space connected to a negative pressure source; and a wound dressing having an open-cell polyurethane foam. The open-cell polyurethane foam has special properties, in particular a tensile strength after three days of storage in bovine serum,...

Company name: Paul Hartmann
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

N-substituted carbamic acid ester production method, isocyanate production method using such...

The present invention is a method for producing an N-substituted carbamic acid ester derived from an organic amine from an organic amine, a carbonic acid derivative and a hydroxy composition containing one or more types of hydroxy compounds, wherein the organic amine, the carbonic acid derivative and the hydroxy composition are reacted using a...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 10th, 2014

Waterborne Polyurethane Adhesives Based on Gelatine-Stabilized AgNPs with Improved Antimicrobial...

This work proposes the use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to inhibit the bacterial growth of waterborne polyurethane adhesives. Therefore, AgNPs were synthesized from AgNO3 using a natural polymer like gelatine as a reducing and stabilizing agent. The AgNPs exhibited a strong antimicrobial activity at very low concentrations. The incorporation of...

Company name: INESCOP
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

Life performance evaluation of electron beam-curable polyurethane pressure-sensitive adhesive tape...

Devices for medical application require materials to perform at the highest standard over an extended period of time, as many products may be stored more than a year before their use. The performance of such devices can be adversely affected, if the materials of construction they are made of loose their efficiency during storage. Therefore,...

Company name: Shriram Institute for Industrial Research
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

Synthesis and Characterization of Comb-like Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-grafted Polyurethanes via...

In this study, a series of comb-like methoxy polyethylene glycol (MPEG) functionalized polyurethanes (PUs) (PU-g-MPEG) were successfully prepared via ‘click' chemistry and polyaddition reaction. The copper catalyzed Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition was firstly carried out between 3,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)-1-propargyloxybenzene (PBM) and methoxy...

Company name: Southeast University
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014

Effects of molecular architecture of phospholipid polymers on surface modification of segmented...

To modify the surface properties of segmented polyurethane (SPU), effects of the molecular architecture of the 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) polymers on the performance of the SPU/MPC polymer membrane were investigated. We combined the random-type, block-type, and graft-type of the MPC polymers with a typical SPU, Tecoflex® using...

Company name: The University of Tokyo
Published On: Monday July 14th, 2014


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