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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Lapolla Industries is the First to Incorporate Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent for Wall...

Lapolla Industries, Inc., a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets, announced today that it is the first company globally to develop the technology and commercially...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanate market - an industry growing steadily

The isocyanate market is directly influenced by the growth in its end-user industries, such as construction, automotive, electronics, and others.These are used in these industries in various applications such as: rigid foam, flexible foam, paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants, elastomers & binders, and other applications. Owing to the increasing...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
BorsodChem's TDI Facility in Hungary under Scheduled Maintenance

BorsodChem's TDI facility in Hungary is now under scheduled maintenance, according to market source. The detailed shutdown date or restart date is unavailable now. The facility is located at Kazincbarcika, Hungary, with a nameplate capacity of 200 kt.

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Toyo Tires Establishes Rigid Polyurethane Thermal Insulation Manufacturing & Sales Subsidiary in...

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (Akira Nobuki, President) announces the establishment in Thailand of TOYO SOFLAN WIZ (THAILAND) CO., LTD. (Mitsugu Sato, President), a rigid polyurethane thermal insulation manufacturing and sales subsidiary, for the purpose of globally expanding its urethane business within the company's DiverTech business segment.Toyo...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Sherwin Williams : Coating Line Puts High Throughput Front and Center

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has launched a trio of next-generation polyaspartic urethanes combining high throughput, superior appearance and durability with ease of workability for applicators in one protective coating line. EnviroLastic 840 DTM, 940 DTM and 980 PA address the most common challenges facing shop and field coating...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
Tent Sure Polyurethane Tent Waterproofing Gets New and Improved Applicator

Gear Aid™ is pleased to introduce a new easy-to-use applicator for its water-based polyurethane sealant, Tent Sure™. Ideal for waterproofing tents, backpacks and rain gear, the new brush-top applicator makes applying waterproof coatings to fabrics a breeze.A polyurethane (PU) coating is applied to the inside fabric on most tents, backpacks and rain...

Company name: Gear Aid
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete expands into Latin America

Flowcrete Americas is planning further expansion in order to provide flooring for food and beverage manufacturers in Latin America.The resin flooring specialist has identified a demand for its polymer floor and wall coating systems across the region, as more food manufacturers strive to ensure that their facilities on-site sanitation adheres to...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
SprayWorks, PMC Plan Hands-On Training School for Spray Foam, Polyurea

SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce a comprehensive spray foam and polyurea training school for prospective contractors looking to enter the spray foam industry, as well as experienced SPF contractors looking expand their skill sets and upgrade their equipment.The two-day training school will be held in partnership with PMC at...

Company name: SprayWorks Equipment Group
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
SG-20 Adhesive Sealant From Vettec Repairs Boots In 1 Hour

Summertime adventures such as camping, hiking and fishing often require expensive equipment that is essential to a comfortable and safe outing. But the joys of outdoor exploration can come with frustration when a pair of boots or a piece of gear rips, tears or gets punctured in the middle of a trip. SG-20 is a fast-setting adhesive that seals and...

Company name: Vettec
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Global and Chinese Thermoplastic Polyurethane Industry Report 2014

The Global and Chinese Thermoplastic Polyurethane Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Thermoplastic Polyurethane industry with a focus on the Chinese situation.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure....

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Wednesday July 30th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU BLENDS
Durable, Colorable, Silky TPSiV Elastomers from Dow Corning Proven Safe for Skin Contact in Wearable...

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that its TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been shown to be safe for skin contact applications in two independent medical test protocols. The results offer strong independent validation that these industry-leading...

Company name: Dow Corning Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 30th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Industry meets Science at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014

At this year's COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University will organise an 'Industry meets Science' area where visitors will be able to learn about the latest developments in process engineering and quality assurance.The Industry meets Science area is an enhancement of the Product Demonstration...

Company name: COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Scandinavian leading player in the wind energy and off-shore markets confirms SAIP as its supplier...

A Scandinavian leading player in the supply of tailored solutions for the wind energy and offshore markets has confirmed SAIP as its supplier of fitted production solutions.SAIP's know-how and technology have been chosen once again by this customer to develop equipment for experimental applications.The two companies teams have been working...

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> TESTING>> PHYSICAL CHARACTERISATION
Testing car seats and foams

As with all other vehicle components, the seats used in automobiles undergo extensive testing. Zwick has developed a testing system which, in addition to testing seats and seat-frames, can be used to determine hardness and fatigue for foams after processing . The stiffness of the seat is a typical example of the characteristic values involved.The...

Company name: Zwick Testing Machines
Published On: Wednesday July 30th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> PRODUCTION
TSE's new Reactor 14 - Meet The Beast!

TSE's new Reactor 14 (R14) is a Beast! It's the culmination of 50 years of polymer production, giving us the edge in polymer reactor technology to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.R14 is a 3,750 gallon, stainless steel jacketed thoroughbred. The Reactor seamlessly integrates state-of-the-art electronics, control systems, pumps,...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Wednesday July 30th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
PIMA Announces AIA Approved Continuous Insulation Education Program

PIMA is offering an opportunity for architects to earn 1 AIA - CEU credit by participating in a new educational program called "Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant High Performance Walls." The first program will be held Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
Lower Home Cooling Costs And Increased Energy Efficiency

Energy prices in California are among the highest in the nation. Fortunately, homeowners in the Golden State and across the country can beat the heat at home and in their wallets with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation.SPF can make your home more comfortable by reducing air leaks and energy consumption, which is good for the environment and...

Company name: North American Precis Syndicate
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Trelleborg Acquires Coated Fabrics Businesses in North America

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems, signed an agreement to acquire the assets and businesses from the U.S. based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.Uretek and Archer develop...

Company name: Trelleborg Coated Systems
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Polyurethane Molding the World around You

Polyurethane molding, the invention of which oddly enough was sparked by the need to protect aircraft and military personnel during WWII. In the spirit of those times, this material has continued to be a force to reckon with, hard at work in both domestic and industrial settings around the country and around the world.Urethane molding is an...

Company name: Western Roller
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
RAKU-PUR Speed wins thrilling race

The RAMPF Innovation Award, which recognizes highly innovative achievements by RAMPF Group staff, has been presented for the first time. This premiere has been a complete success and sets the bar very high for future contests. The inaugural winner was the team from casting resin specialists RAMPF Polymer Solutions for the fast-curing foam gasket...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
China July PMIs Jump to Multi-month Highs, Economy Steadying

China's factories posted their strongest growth in at least 1-1/2 years in July as new orders surged to multi-month highs, two surveys showed on Friday, cementing bets that the economy is re-gaining momentum after a spate of stimulus measures.The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) issued by the government climbed to a 27-month high of 51.7...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
Rim Polymers Successfully Commissioned C5 Sandwich Panel Lines

Rim Polymers Industries is very glad to announce that our team has successfully delivered and commissioned numerous C5 sandwich panel lines during the first half of 2014.This is indeed a notable accomplishment as with that, we have become the pioneer PU machine maker from Asia to effectively convert 141b blowing agent to C5 for the sandwich panel...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Friday August 01st, 2014

 
Huntsman profit doubles as polyurethane sales rise

Chemical maker Huntsman Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by higher prices and increased demand for chemicals used in foam insulation and refrigeration.Huntsman's shares rose more than 4 percent to $27.90 before the bell on Wednesday.Revenue in the company's biggest business, polyurethane, rose 5 percent to $1.31 billion in the...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Wednesday July 30th, 2014

 
Bayer continues positive business development

Sales growth in all subgroups / Group sales EUR 10,458 million (plus 0.9 percent; Fx & portfolio adj. plus 6.3 percent) / EBIT improves by 14.5 percent to EUR 1,473 million / EBITDA before special items increases by 1.0 percent to EUR 2,217 million - despite negative currency effects of 7 percent / Net income advances by 13.3 percent to EUR 953...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday July 30th, 2014

 
BASF to expand Shanghai R&D centre

BASF is set to expand its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific centre in Shanghai, China, with an investment of €90m.The expansion involves the addition of an R&D building and auxiliary facilities, which will allow BASF to focus primarily on advanced materials and systems, as well as add new areas, such as formulations and chemical process and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
Stepan plans to build chemical plant in Louisiana, US

Speciality chemicals producer Stepan has unveiled a plan to build a plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, US, with an investment of around $70m.The company said it will soon complete the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the proposed project, and will make a final investment decision in mid-2015.Work on the project is expected to...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Tuesday July 29th, 2014

 
Dow launches Polish language website to expand reach

Dow has launched a Polish language website to serve as a source of information about the company for local stakeholders. The new site will promote and raise awareness of Dow in Poland, provide information about the company's presence and products in the country and share both local and global success stories of which Dow is most proud. Dow has...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday July 28th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
2-ethylhexyl methyl terephthalate as plasticizer in adhesives and sealants

The invention provides an adhesive or sealant comprising (A) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, polyacrylates, polysulphides, silylated polyurethanes, silylated polyureas, silylated polyethers, silylated polysulphides and silyl-terminated acrylates, and (B) at least 0.32% by weight of 2-ethylhexyl...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Curable compositions and methods of catalyzing chemical reactions

Methods of catalyzing chemical reactions are provided. A tri-substituted phosphine having at least one substituent that is an alkyl group is added as a catalyst to reaction mixtures. Reaction mixtures contain uretdiones, anhydrides, or isocyanate functional materials including isocyanurates, in various combinations with hydroxyl, thiol, and/or...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Hybrid polyester-polyether polyols for improved demold expansion in polyurethane rigid foams

The present invention discloses polyester-polyether polyols suitable for blending with other polyols or other materials mutually compatible with the polyester polyols to achieve polyurethane and polyisocyanurate products. In particular the present invention discloses polyester-polyether polyols produced by the reaction of: 1) phthalic anhydride...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates by phosgenation of the corresponding amines in the gas phase

A process for preparing isocyanates by phosgenation of the corresponding amines in a fluidized-bed reactor (R), wherein a gas stream (1) comprising the phosgene is used as fluidizing gas and keeps an inert solid in suspension and a liquid stream (2) comprising the amine is fed into the fluidized bed, with the amine vaporizing partially or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS>> MDI - POLYOLS (LOW FREE MONO. CONT.)
Low free MDI prepolymers for rotational casting

Rotational cast polyurethane composition prepared from a prepolymer composition comprising: a) an isocyanate-terminated polyurethane prepolymer; and b) a curative agent comprising i) a polyol; ii) an aromatic diamine; iii) a thixotropic aliphatic amine; and iv) a thixotropic colloidal additive, wherein the prepolymer comprises a product produce by...

Company name: Chemtura Urethanes
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Compositions useful for non-cellulose fiber sizing, coating or binding compositions, and composites...

Disclosed is a toughened film forming agent for use in a fiber sizing, a finish coating or a binder composition, where the toughened film forming agent includes a film forming polymer and a toughening agent both dispersed in water. The toughening agent may be core shell polymers, rubber, thermoplastic materials, nanomaterials, nanofibers, including...

Company name: Momentive Specialty Chemicals
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
TCD based hydrophilic polyurethane dispersions

The present invention relates to a polyurethaneurea solution having a polyurethaneurea having a structural unit of the formula (I) ##STR00001## and terminated with at least one copolymer unit of the group consisting of a polyethylene oxide, a polypropylene oxide, and mixtures thereof.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> TWO-COMPONENTS
Two-component polyurethane adhesives with thixotropic effect

A two-component polyurethane adhesive is provided, which comprises a component A comprising at least one polyol with a molecular weight of more than 500 g/mol, a component B comprising at least one polyisocyanate with a molecular weight of less than 1000 g/mol, and additional additives. The component A contains 0.1 to 10 wt. % sterically hindered...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
Two-component polyurethane compositions that are especially suitable for use as structural adhesives...

The invention relates to two-component polyurethane compositions that are especially suitable for use as a structural adhesives. Said compositions are constituted of a polyol component K1 and a polyisocyanate component K2, the polyol component K1 comprising at least one alkoxylated aromatic diol A1 and at least one aliphatic triol A2 and the...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating materials with high solids content and good levelling, multicoat paint systems produced...

Disclosed is a coating composition based on aprotic solvents and comprising at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A) and at least one compound (B) having isocyanate groups and having at least one silane group of the formula (I) --X--Si--R''.sub.xG3-.sub.x (I) with G=identical or different hydrolyzable groups, R'=hydrogen, alkyl or cycloalkyl,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> RADIATION CURABLE COATINGS
Optical fiber with single coating

An optical fiber includes a glass core and a protective coating consisting of a single coating layer disposed to surround the glass core, wherein the single coating layer is formed from a cured polymeric material obtained by curing a radiation curable composition including: (i) a radiation curable urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer, preferably...

Company name: Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi Energia S.R.L.
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Hybrid acrylic polyurethane pre-polymer and sealant thereon

Pre-polymer materials suitable for the preparation of superior sealants are provided along with silylated (silane terminated) hybrid acrylic polyurethane pre-polymers, and the preparation thereof, and sealants comprising the pre-polymers, and the preparation of the sealants are also provided. A silylated acrylic polyurethane hybrid pre-polymer of...

Company name: Illinois Tool Works
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Hydrophilic interpenetrating polymer networks derived from hydrophobic polymers

A composition having a hydrogel bearing side of a biostable polymer network, wherein the biostable polymer network comprises a first gradient of the biostable polymer, which biostable polymer network decreases in concentration from the hydrogel bearing side to a bone interface surface; and a second gradient of a biostable polyurethane network,...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> ADHESIVES
Biocompatible surgical compositions

Biocompatible macromer compositions are provided including an isocyanate-functional polyalkylene oxide combined with at least one multi-functional isocyanate as a first component, and a multi-amino functional compound possessing multiple primary amines as a second component. The isocyanate-functional polyalkylene oxide has pendant polyalkylene...

Company name: Covidien
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> RESINS
Liquid coagulant and tire puncture sealing material set

Disclosed is a liquid coagulant which can be injected into the inside of a tire without removing the tire from a rim and which can prevent the scattering of a residue of a tire puncture sealing material when the tire is removed from the rim. The liquid coagulant can coagulate an emulsion that contains a natural rubber latex. The liquid coagulant...

Company name: The Yokohama Rubber Co
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FOAMS
Emulsions and their use in the production of foams based on isocyanates

The invention relates to stable emulsions for the production of foams based on isocyanates, comprising at least three polyols A1a, A1b and A1c and at least one physical blowing agent T, wherein A1a is a polyether polyol, obtained by the addition of epoxies to starter compounds selected from carbohydrates and difunctional or higher-functional...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Viscoelastic foams having high air flow

A viscoelastic polyurethane foam is the reaction product of at least one natural oil derived polyol and at least one aromatic compound having an average of more than one isocyanate group. A viscoelastic polyurethane foam has an air flow of at least about 0.5 l/s, wherein the foam is formed in the substantial absence of copolymer polyol and has not...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Method of mitigating ice build-up on a substrate

The present invention is directed to a method of mitigating ice build-up on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate curable film-forming compositions comprising isocyanate-functional curing agents, film-forming compositions with functional groups reactive with the isocyanates, acrylic polymers having polysiloxane side chains, and...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Multilayer polyurethane protective films

A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Adhesive film or adhesive tape based on epoxides

A thermally curable adhesive in strip or film form, having a thickness in the range of 0.1 to 5 mm, containing: a) at least one reactive epoxy prepolymer, b) at least one latent hardener for epoxies, and c) one or more elastomers that are selected from: c1) thermoplastic polyurethanes, c2) thermoplastic isocyanates, and c3) block copolymers having...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC
Sizing compositions and sized products for thermoplastic composites

Sizing compositions to size fibers or particles used in plastic composites are described. The compositions may include a solution with a polymerization compound selected from: (a) at least one non-isocyanate-containing polymerization initiator (PI) for initiating the polymerization of caprolactam monomers; or (b) at least one precursor for a...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane with reduced tendency to bloom

The present invention discloses a thermoplastic polyurethane which is comprised of the reaction product of (1) a hydroxyl terminated polyester intermediate, (2) a polyisocyanate, and (3) a glycol chain extender; wherein the hydroxyl terminated polyester intermediate is comprised of repeat units that are derived from 1,3-propylene glycol and a...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Panel with fire barrier

A panel with fire barrier comprises: a metal facing; an insulating foam layer; and at least one fire barrier layer between the metal facing and the foam layer, the fire barrier layer(s) comprising at least one of porous silica; hollow glass microspheres; glass fibres; an inorganic ceramifying composition; a dispersion in a polyurethane polymer...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> ENERGY ABSORBERS
Energy absorbing system for vehicles

The present invention relates to an energy absorbing composition comprising a core material and an applique material. The energy absorbing material may include a core material, such as an aluminum honeycomb or expanded polypropylene (EPP). The energy absorbing material may further comprise a protective material, which is applied to the core...

Company name: Texas Research International
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller, and developing device, process cartridge and image forming method and apparatus...

A developing roller to bear toner thereon is provided. The developing roller includes a cylindrical electroconductive substrate; an electroconductive elastic layer located on a peripheral surface of the cylindrical electroconductive substrate; and a toner bearing layer located on a peripheral surface of the electroconductive elastic layer. The...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Castable hydrophobic polyurea compositions for use in golf balls

Compositions for golf balls that are formed from the reaction product of an isocyanate-containing component and an amine-terminated component having an unsaturated backbone, which is cured with a curing agent. In particular, the compositions of the invention may be formed from a prepolymer having urea linkages and at least one carbon-carbon double...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
Method of post-mold crosslinking thermoplastic polyurethane golf ball cover compositions

A multi-piece golf ball is manufactured by molding a cover layer and a core layer to form a golf ball preform in a mold. The cover layer has a thermoplastic polyurethane composition which may be crosslinked by ultraviolet radiation. After molding, the golf ball preform is removed from the mold. A UV curable topcoat composition is applied to the...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BANDAGE
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: Monday August 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BONE & CARTILAGE
Absorbable multi-putty bone cements and hemostatic compositions and methods of use

The present invention relates to absorbable polyurethane compositions suitable for use in bone repair or reconstruction. The present invention relates to the field of polyurethane-based cements, and putties for use in bone hemostasis, repair and reconstruction. The putty compositions may comprise a mixture of two or more individual putties formed...

Company name: Abyrx
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOE INSERT
Comfort-enhancing footwear insert

An insert for use with laced or buckled footwear for enhancing user comfort. The insert comprises polyurethane foam and is sized and configured to be inserted between the footwear tongue and the user's foot, which insert can mold to the user's foot.

Company name: WASP Pro Pads
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Peptide-modified polyurethane compositions and associated methods

Peptide-modified polyurethanes comprising the reaction product of an isocyanate, a chain extender, and a peptide are provided. Also provided processes for making a peptide-modified polyurethane comprising: providing an isocyanate; providing a chain extender; providing a peptide; and allowing the isocyanate, chain extender, and peptide to react...

Company name: William Marsh Rice University
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
Dibenzylamine hydrophobe

The present invention relates to a compound characterized by the following formula: ##STR00001## wherein each R.sup.1 is independently methyl or ethyl; and n 1 to 10. The compound is useful in preparing hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide urethane polymers, which are useful as rheology modifiers for coatings formulations.

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Sunday August 03rd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Preparation of thermoplastic polyurethane/graphene oxide composite scaffolds by thermally induced...

In this study, biomedical thermoplastic polyurethane/graphene oxide (TPU/GO) composite scaffolds were successfully prepared using the thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) technique. The microstructure, morphology, and thermal and mechanical properties of the scaffolds were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
An Investigation into the Effects of Different Nanoclays on Polyurethane Nanocomposites Properties

Polyurethane-clay nanocomposites were prepared by in situ polymerization method. Different nanoclays were used. The morphology of nanocomposites was studied. Nanocomposites containing Cloisite 30B and Dellite® 43B showed the exfoliation morphology. This diversity in such behaviors originated from the difference in type and amount of used modifiers....

Company name: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Chitosan/Polyurethane Blended Fiber Sheets Containing Silver Sulfadiazine for Use as an...

Electrospun chitosan (CTS) nanofibers have been well known for use as a wound dressing in the biomedical field. Nevertheless, fatal bacterial infections are still a serious problem when CTS nanofibers are used for wound treatment. In this study, we designed a novel wound dressing based on blending the chitosan with polyurethane (CTS/PU) containing...

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Recent Developments in Sulfur-Containing Polymers

Currently, a lot of research efforts have been directed toward exploiting the special high-performance characteristics of polymers with sulfur in the backbone. Sulfur-containing polymers fall under various classes and cover an extremely broad property range. The impetus to their development resulted from the unique properties and success in their...

Company name: Quaid-i-Azam University
Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

 
 

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