Issue-421 - July 21, 2014   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Air Products to Increase Prices of Polyurethane Additives

Air Products today announced that, effective August 15 2014, it will increase prices by five percent on all polyurethane additives products, including Dabco®, Polycat and Versalink products in North America, South America and South Africa.The increase is necessary to offset raw material and distribution cost increases.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

CONCENTROL STB PU-3221: new silicone surfactant for flexible slabstock polyurethane foam

CONCENTROL STB PU-3221 Is a new silicone surfactant intended for use in the production of flexible slabstock polyurethane foam. Due to its special chemical structure, it provides maximum stability and has a high nucleating effect on the foam cells while offering the desired open celled foam, being specially indicated for formulations with medium,...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

ACC champions transparency in flame retardant deba

Tim Shestek, senior director of State Affairs at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), testified June 24 before the California Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Products on Senate Bill 1019 (also known as SB 1019), legislation that would require manufacturers of upholstered furniture to indicate whether their products sold in...

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Latest developments in polyurethane foam release agents field

CONCENTROL LP ZMC-17 AP: Concentrated release agent for polyester base shoe soles. Combines excellent release capacity with low mould soiling. Work temperature between 30 and 60º. Gives the part a matte satin finish, depending on the part and type of mould. Dry touch once cold with very low polishing effect through handling when still warm. DBTDL...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Monday July 21st, 2014

UV Cure Intermediates

Did you know Milliken Chemical provides intermediates for UV Cure coatings? UV Cure coating benefits include controlled and reduced energy consumption, instant drying, and lower capital and storage space requirements versus a standard heat cured coating. The high chemical cross-linking seen during the UV process improves mechanical and chemical...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

BASF Announces MDI Increase

Effective August 1, 2014, or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all Lupranate MDI products by $ 0.06 per pound.

Company name: BASF Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Electrolube improve operator safety with Isocyanate-Free Resin

Electrolube, the global manufacturer at the forefront of electro-chemicals technology, has developed a clear polyester resin that delivers the high performance of a polyurethane resin without the use of hazardous isocyanates. The flexible encapsulation resin, PE7500, completely eliminates any health risk from isocyanate exposure, proven to cause...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Henkel set to showcase adhesive, sealant and functional coating products at Automechanika

Loctite 3090 is an instant adhesive that fills gaps up to 5mm. Another new product on display, Teroson PU9225 UF ME, is a polyurethane-based adhesive for ultra-fast plastic bonding.Henkel will also showcase Bonderite 1455 saturated wipes, which are said to offer the fastest and easiest conversion coating process for bodyshop repair. There is no...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

SAPICI Waterborne PUD Adhesives for Flexible Packaging Help Fostering Pure and Industrial Innovation

SAPICI competence, passion and continued investment in research and development not only allow the Company's clients to access new, sustainable and effective products and solutions, but they also make available advanced formulations for R&D activities carried on by Universities and other international organisations.This is the case of a research...

Company name: Sapici
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Selena launches new websites

Selena Group - global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemistry - is gradually launching new versions of the corporate website along with several product sites dedicated to its key brands worldwide. The recently launched websites bring Selena closer to its users in Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Spain, among others.Following websites were...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Eucolastic Sealants: New, Improved Formulas Offer Superior Performance

With new, improved formulas and better performance, Eucolastic sealants are an exceptional choice for both horizontal and vertical joint sealing applications.Anchoring this new product line is Eucolastic 1NS, a single-component, non-sag, flexible joint sealant. Eucolastic 1NS is formulated with a unique silane-modified polyurethane polymer, and...

Company name: Euclid Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Unique furniture decorative elements from compact polyurethane

OSV Technologiya team of technologists produced new samples of various unique furniture decorative elements from compact polyurethane.These products are produced on the basis of polyurethane casting mass of Dekolast series using OSV mixing and casting equipment. All works on prodduction of these details were realized at OSV factory production...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Making Up the Special F/X Market - Exciting New Products from BJB

We have lost track of the amount of times we've been asked for a product that is fast, easy to pour and pigmentable in a variety of colours. Thankfully the new TC products solve all of these points and more! Imagine pouring a translucent, easy to pigment product that has low viscosity, great visual impact, is 1:1 mix ratio by volume and available...

Company name: BJB Enterprises Inc
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Ashby Cross Dynamic Mix & Dispense Valve Features Adjustable High-Shear Mixing

Ashby Cross Company has introduced an electrically driven dynamic mix & dispense valve for mixing low to medium viscosity adhesives where static mixers cannot adequately mix two components.The DYNA-STAT Dynamic Mix & Dispense Valve is electrically driven and combines adjustable high-shear mixing with disposable mixer chambers that eliminate the...

Company name: Ashby Cross
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Spray Before You Pay with PMC's AP-2 Spray Gun

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is excited to offer "Spray Before You Pay", a FREE 30 DAY trial for first time users of their AP-2 Spray Gun. This special promotion is offered to contractors who are located in the US and Canada only.PMC is so confident in the AP-2 spray gun that they are offering this limited time trial to contractors...

Company name: PMC Machinery
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states

In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed.Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat.The material - developed by...

Company name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Bill to Increase Employment and Improve the Energy-Efficiency of Commercial Building Roofs is...

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), has reintroduced the ''Energy-Efficient Cool Roofs Jobs Act," S. 2388, which would boost job creation in the construction industry and significantly increase the energy efficiency of buildings throughout the U.S., lowering energy costs and saving money. The bill would improve investment returns on building...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Faurecia inaugurates new North American Headquarters and Seating TechCenter in Auburn Hills...

Faurecia, the world's seventh-largest automotive supplier, inaugurated today its new North American Headquarters and Automotive Seating TechCenter in Auburn Hills, Michigan (U.S.), in presence of Rick Snyder, Governor of the State of Michigan, Kevin McDaniel, Mayor of Auburn Hills and Yann Delabriere, Chairman and CEO of Faurecia.The new facility,...

Company name: Faurecia
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Tracing the roots of today's polyurethane technologies

Polyurethane has been used for nearly 75 years to make almost every element of our lives more safe and comfortable. Because of polyurethane's varied benefits, the product's rich history spreads across many industries - from furniture cushioning to spaceflight suits to each decade's newest and lightest electronic devices to the energy-saving...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Matecs Hands Over HD Shore Valves

In July 2014 Matecs B.V. from Roosendaal successfully delivered over 20 heavy duty shore valves (40 bars water pressure) to some global dredging companies.The HD valves Ø 1000 mm were engineered in-house, at the Roosendaal premises (by Matecs' sister company Wear & Tear Solutions) and were fully constructed, machined, assembled and thoroughly...

Company name: Matecs
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

India Furniture Market to Surpass USD32 Bln by 2019

India's furniture market is projected to cross USD32 billion by 2019. The country's furniture market is expected to grow at a rapid pace due to rising disposable income, expanding middle class and growing number of urban households, according to recent report. In addition, the anticipated rise in tourism and hospitality sectors is also expected to...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Australian Urethane Systems celebrates 15 years as a leading supplier of Polyurea and Polyurethane...

Australian Urethane Systems is celebrating over 15 years as a leading supplier of Polyurea and Polyurethane Coatings and Technology into the Australasian market. During this time Australian Urethane Systems has built a reputation of offering quality products and outstanding technical service to back up this coating technology.Australian Urethane...

Company name: Australian Urethane Systems
Published On: Monday July 21st, 2014

Spray Foam Maker Seeks $400K in Sanctions

Convinced it has been the victim of fictitious and frivolous claims, a global manufacturer of spray foam insulation wants a court to slap a New York couple and their former counsel with $400,000 in sanctions for two years of needless litigation costs.Lapolla Industries, Inc., Houston-based maker of spray polyurethane foam, filed a motion for...

Company name: LaPolla Industries, Inc
Published On: Monday July 21st, 2014


The conference features 14 technical sessions and more than 60 technical presentations about the latest industry innovations and developments. Attendees also have the opportunity to participate in the exclusive Professional Development Program and once-a-year networking opportunities offered at the Industry Reception and Table Top Exhibit. Back by...

Company name: REPI SpA
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Praxair to Supply Gas to China's Jinling Huntsman for PO/MTBE Project

Praxair has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to Nanjing Jinling Huntsman New Materials Co., a joint venture between Sinopec Jinling and Huntsman, the companies announced on Thursday. Jinling Huntsman will use the gases to help build a propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant located in Nanjing, East...

Company name: Praxair
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Freudenberg Group opens new R&D center in Qingpu

The Freudenberg Group in China today reached a milestone in the site expansion project for speciality lubricants and high-performance release agents in Qingpu, close to Shanghai. A new state-of-the-art research and development center, as well as administration and training facilities, have been commissioned by Kluber Lubrication and Chem-Trend....

Company name: Freudenberg Group
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Dur-A-Flex expands operations, sets sights on Midwest

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leader in commercial, industrial and institutional seamless/high performance polymer flooring and wall systems and the only manufacturer to be included on this year's list of Best Places to Work in Connecticut, is once again expanding its operations, this time in the Midwest.President and Chief Operating Officer Peter V. Ferris...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Evonik builds dispersant plant in Essen

Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for polymer dispersants at the Goldschmidtstrasse site in Essen. The specialty chemicals company is thus investing an amount in the double-digit-million-euro range and is tripling its global capacity for polymer dispersants. Plans call for startup in the first quarter of 2015. Polymer dispersants...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

BioAmber CEO outlines green chemistry strategy as Ontario plant takes shape

Prospects for companies in the green chemicals space look bright as government regulations and changing consumer preferences drive increasing demand for petrochemical products produced from environmentally sustainable materials.That's the view of Jean-Francois Huc, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA, Stock Forum), a...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Celanese to Add Celstran Production Capability to Suzano, Brazil, Facility

Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced that it will expand its manufacturing capabilities at the company's Suzano, Brazil, facility to include Celstran long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production. The Celstran expansion is expected to be operational by mid-2015.This new Celstran LFRT...

Company name: Celanese Chemicals
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Polytech buys from AzkoNobel

PolyTech International, a manufacturer of products used to create sports and playground floor surfaces, has snapped up AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings' Pure-Flex adhesive business.The deal expands Polytech, which is based in Pott Shrigley near Macclesfield, into the food and industrial flexible packaging markets.PolyTech, which is part of the...

Company name: MRi-Polytech
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Albemarle becomes U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR partner.

As Albemarle's global presence increases, so does our responsibility for protecting the environment. Each year our commitment to environmental performance has grown. We consistently challenge our team's expertise and ingenuity to adapt how we work for the betterment of the environment.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR PartnerIn...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Chromaflo announces new distributor network in EMEA for the thermoset market

Chromaflo Technologies, a global supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions for the thermoset and coatings industries, announced the appointment of new distributor partners for the thermoset market in the EMEA region.According to Chromaflo Technologies, this cooperation with carefully chosen distributors will provide a suitable platform for...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Force Majeure at Oxea's Intermediates unit in Bay City

Oxea Corporation announced that it has encountered a significant production issue at its Bay City, TX, USA, facility. According to Oxea, due to a malfunction in the production process that, despite its best efforts could not be avoided, the company has been unable to resume full production.As a result, Oxea has been forced to make a declaration of...

Company name: Oxea
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Albemarle and Rockwood Announce Merger to Create a Premier Specialty Chemicals Company

Albemarle Corporation and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Albemarle will acquire all outstanding shares of Rockwood in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $6.2 billion. This combination reflects both companies' commitment to drive sustainable growth, creating...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Petra Rehmet is the new Press Officer for the KraussMaffei brand

With immediate effect, Petra Rehmet has become the new Press Officer of the KraussMaffei brand. She will be responsible for worldwide communication in the areas of Injection Molding, Automation and Reaction Process Machinery."We are delighted to welcome Petra Rehmet, an experienced journalist specializing in plastics technology, to our team. Her...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Kenny Messer appointed President of Sartomer Americas

Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, today announces that Kenny Messer has joined the company as regional group president of Sartomer Americas. In this new role, Messer will oversee operations in North and South America to deliver the focused innovation, clear...

Company name: Sartomer Americas
Published On: Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide urethane polymer

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide urethane polymer with pendant or end-capping tertiary amine groups, the conjugate acids of which have a pK.sub.a in the range of about 4.5 to about 6.5. The composition of the present invention is useful as a rheology modifier for paint formulations...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Antimicrobial polymer systems using multifunctional organometallic additives for polyurethane hosts

Described are antimicrobial polymer products made from mixtures of antimicrobial organometallic additives dispersed throughout a polymer host matrix.

Company name: DMR International
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Oligomeric phosphonates and compositions including the same

Disclosed are oligomeric phosphonates including oligophosphonates, random or block co-oligo(phosphonate ester)s and co-oligo(phosphonate carbonate)s produced using a condensation process terminated with hydroxyl, epoxy, vinyl, vinyl ester, isopropenyl, isocyanate groups, and the like. These materials can be used as a reactive additive to other...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Catalyst composition for production of rigid polyurethane foam and isocyanurate-modified rigid...

In the present invention, a catalyst composition comprising the following amine compounds of (A) and (B) and/or (C) is used and further, a raw material-blended composition further containing a polyol component and water is used. (A) A quaternary ammonium salt represented by the following general formula (1): ##STR00001## wherein each of R.sub.1 to...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Microencapsulated curing agent

A microencapsulated curing agent for use in curing a thermosetting resin is provided. The microencapsulated curing agent includes an organic peroxide curing agent and a polyurethane resin encapsulating the organic peroxide curing agent. The microencapsulated curing agent, when heated to C. for 30 minutes, exhibits a loss of weight of no...

Company name: OCV Intellectual Capital
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Production of polyols using distillers grains and proteins and lignin extracted from distillers...

Processes for the production of polyols from sources such as dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) make use of a two-stage reaction scheme. In the first stage, the proteinaceous starting material is reacted with an aminating agent, such as diethanolamine (DEOA), to generate amino-amides and amides. These products are then reacted with an...

Company name: MGPI Processing
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Process for preparing isocyanates

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

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Resin composition

There is provided a resin composition. A resin composition includes: a copolymer having structural units of the following Formula (1), Formula (2) and Formula (3): ##STR00001## where X is a C.sub.1-5 alkyl group, a C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl group, a phenyl group or a benzyl group, while the alkyl group, the cycloalkyl group, the phenyl group and the...

Company name: Nissan Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Fluorine-containing curable resin, active energy beam-curable composition, and cured product thereof...

The present invention provides a fluorine-containing curable resin that can impart high stain resistant properties to the surface of a cured coating film and can exhibit high stain resistant properties even when curing is performed in an air atmosphere (in the presence of oxygen). It is also an object to provide an active-energy-ray-curable...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion

Provided is an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion having a good film-forming property, and excellent mechanical properties and water resistance. The present invention is an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion comprising water and a polyurethane resin (U) and satisfying all of the following conditions (1) to (6): (1) a urethane group content in...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

High speed DVDs

This invention relates to DVDs made from polycarbonate and a special UV curable bonder material consisting of A) an urethane acrylate oligomer as binder, which is the reaction product of i) one or more polyisocyanates and ii) one or more hydroxyfunctional lactone ester (meth)acrylates having a number average molecular weight of from 200 g/mol to...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Laminated polyester film

The present invention provide a laminated polyester film which is capable of ensuring a good dimensional stability without being subjected to such a surface saponification treatment with an alkali solution as required for triacetyl cellulose films, is available at low costs, exhibits a good adhesion property to adhesives and a high total light...

Company name: Mitsubishi Plastics
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) at least one isocyanate functional prepolymer including a reaction product of: (1) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (2) about 0.01 to about 0.5 equivalent of at least one polycarbonate polyol; and (b) about 0.01 to about 1...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Method for preparing polyurethane urea-containing films

A method of preparing a polyurethane-containing film including: (a) providing as a first component a polyurethane material having isocyanate functional groups; (b) providing as a second component a material having active hydrogen functional groups reactive with isocyanate; (c) combining the first component with a portion of the second component to...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Method for producing metalized fibrous composite sheet with olefin coating

A composite sheet comprises a substrate and a multi-layer coating on its outer surface, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes an olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. The function of the polymeric...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Coating composition and coated article

An object of the present invention is to provide a coating composition that has excellent curability at low temperatures and in a short period of time, and that also has satisfactory pot life (usable life) and makes it possible to obtain a cured coating film with an excellent finished appearance. The present invention provides a coating composition...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

One-component, dual-cure conformal coating compositions

Disclosed are one-component compositions that include: (1) an isocyanate-functional urethane acrylate and (2) a polyisocyanate containing allophanate and/or uretdione groups, wherein the one-component composition has a viscosity of less than or equal to about 500 mPas and an isocyanate content of greater than about 5% by weight, based on the weight...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Method of primerless bonding

The present invention relates to methods for attaching a plastic component to another component where the plastic component is bonded to the other component with an adhesive in the absence of a primer on the plastic component and the adhesive is substantially solvent free. In one embodiment, a coated transparent or translucent polycarbonate...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Elastic multi-layer films and elastic article thereof

The present invention provides an elastic multi-layer film including an oil-resistant layer consisting essentially of thermoplastic polyurethane; and a tie layer consisting essentially of a grafted polymer. The elastic multi-layer film is formed by co-extruding melted resins of the oil-resistant layer and the tie layer. The present invention...

Company name: Industrial Technology Research Institute
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Thermoplastic elastomer mixtures

Thermoplastic elastomer mixture which comprises at least one thermoplastic elastomer TPE, with the exception of a thermoplastic polyurethane TPU, and at least one filler from the group of precipitated silica, or precipitated silicate or carbon black. The thermoplastic elastomer mixtures are produced by, in a first step, mixing at least one filler...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Composite elements composed from thermoplastic polymers and polyurethanes, and process for...

The invention relates to composite elements comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an adjacent polyurethane bonded thereto, to a process for production thereof and to the use thereof.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Composite material for making articles out of polyurethane doped with polymeric gel and the...

A standard polyurethane doped with a polymeric gel uniformly diffused in the body, where the polyurethane acquires the properties of the gel without any change to its structure in a durable stable manner.

Company name: New Wind S.R.L.
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Hoof cover

Described in this application for patent is a cover for treating the hoof or leg of a hooved animal. The cover includes a hoof shoe and a sock joined at a seam. The hoof shoe includes a pocket for receiving the hoof of the animal and provides a continuous outer surface for enclosing the hoof and a cushioned bottom portion allowing for treatment to...

Company name: Fair Mare Products
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Spray-in latex foam for sealing and insulating

A spray latex foam for filling wall cavities to enhance the sealing and insulating properties of a building is provided. The spray latex foam includes a latex system and a gaseous coagulating component. In at least one exemplary embodiment, carbon dioxide is included as a gaseous coagulating agent. One latex suitable for use in the spray foam is...

Company name: Owens Corning
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Thermal insulating material

A thermal insulating material that is superior to blown-in polyurethane foam that has vertical insulating properties and lateral thermal conducting properties, and is made of alternating layers of aluminum metal foil and insulating foam that causes the temperature of a cold spot to increase at least 3 degrees F. when compared to an equivalent...

Company name: Fairlane Industries
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Golf ball

A golf ball 2 includes a spherical core 4, an envelope layer 6 positioned outside the core 4, a mid layer 8 positioned outside the envelope layer 6, a reinforcing layer 10 positioned outside the mid layer 8, and a cover 12 positioned outside the reinforcing layer 10. The mid layer 8 has a thickness Tm less than 1.0 mm. The envelope layer 6 has a...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Optical article and method for producing the same

A method for producing an optical article includes laminating on a plastic substrate a first layer using a first composition. The first composition includes a first polyurethane resin containing an aromatic ring, a second polyurethane resin containing a carbonate backbone, metal oxide particulates, and an organosilicon compound.

Company name: Hoya Lens Manufacturing Philippines
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Plastic lens

A plastic lens having excellent weather resistance, formed by polymerization of a composition containing a polyisocyanate compound having an aromatic ring and a polythiol compound is provided. The plastic lens is formed by polymerization of a composition that contains 100 parts by mass in total of (A) a polyisocyanate compound containing a...

Company name: Hoya
Published On: Thursday July 17th, 2014

Modified polyimide and method for producing modified polyimide

The present invention discloses a method of producing a modified polyimide comprising a polycarbonate, which modified polyimide has excellent electric properties and adhesion as well as excellent heat resistance, flexibility, bending property, low warping, chemical resistance and storage stability; and the modified polyimide. Also disclosed are a...

Company name: PI R&D
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Carbamoylation of amines, thiophenols, mercaptanes and phenols employing organic azides

The present invention relates to carbamoylation of amines, mercaptanes, thiophenols and phenols employing organic azides. More specifically, the invention relates to a method for generating urea derivatives, thiocarbamate derivatives and carbamate derivatives, and is based on the intermediate formation of isocyanate, starting from an organic azide....

Company name: Metkinen Chemistry
Published On: Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Stress–Strain Dependence of Cross-Linked Single-Phase Polyether Urethane

Stress–strain dependencies of cross-linked elastomers under stretching are considered. The capabilities to describe stress–strain plots of different types for elastomers, including curves with an inflection, by high-elasticity theories are examined. Limitations in the use of common high-elasticity models in the theoretical calculations of...

Company name: Institute of Technical Chemistry - Russia
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

Tackiness of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Based Nanocomposite Films

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has been extensively used as a characterization tool for several material properties. In this paper, the tackiness or stickiness of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) based polymer nanocomposites is observed using force displacement curves of SPM probe. The tip retraction profile is found to be significantly changed...

Company name: Indian Institute of Technology
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014

The Thermal Stability and Flammability of Expandable Graphite-Filled Polypropylene/Thermoplastic...

Polypropylene/thermoplastic polyurethane (PP/TPU) blends filled with two different particle sizes (45 and 150 μm) of expandable graphite (EG) were prepared by melt blending. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was carried out to explain the effect of EG on the thermal stability of PP/TPU blends. In addition, the fire behavior of PP/TPU and...

Company name: Southwest Jiaotong University
Published On: Sunday July 20th, 2014


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