Issue-424 - August 11, 2014   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
How fire retardants get into us

People end up with fire retardants in their bodies mainly by inhaling or swallowing dust. Scientists believe that small children may have higher exposures to fire retardants because they spend more time on the floor, where dust contaminated with these chemicals accumulates. A 2012 study by Duke researchers found that the levels of PBDE flame...

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Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

Wanhua Announced MDI Price Hike in North America

Wanhua is increasing the price of all of its Wannate MDI products in North America by $0.06/lb (equivalent to around USD 132/ton), effective August 15, 2014, or as soon as contracts allow. This increase is in addition to any previous price increase.We are committed to keeping prices competitive, and providing the best possible service, said the...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Southeast Asia and India TDI Market in July Ends Higher After Initial Falling

The TDI market in Southeast Asia (mainly referring to Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand) moves down in H1 of July due to weakening downstream demand and keeps stable before it moves up by the end of month.In the first half of July, TDI market continues sliding down as TDI consumption in downstream sectors, such as foam production is very...

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Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

PPG supplies Duranar and Duracron metal coatings for Port of Miami Tunnel

PPG Industries' coil and building products group announced that it supplied Duranar XL and Duracron coatings to the recently opened Port of Miami Tunnel, which is made up of two 4,200-foot-long highway tunnels that travel under Biscayne Bay, connecting the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island to the Port of Miami on Dodge Island.Duranar XL...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

VersaFlex Introduces ROUGHGUARD 100% Pure Polyurea Truck Bedliner Coating

ROUGHGUARD™ XT is the newest and highest performing vehicle protection coating system available. ROUGHGUARD™ XT is a 100% pure polyurea bed liner system from the leading polyurea brand in the world; VersaFlex Incorporated.Most other "brand-name" truck bedliner materials are produced from polyurethanes and hybrid polyurea/polyurethanes. ROUGHGUARD™...

Company name: VersaFlex - ROUGHGUARD Vehicle Protection Division
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Touch ‘n Seal Distributor Utilizes Spray Polyurethane Foam To Improve Low-Income Housing in Chile

Simac Ingenieria LTDA, a Touch 'n Seal distributor in Chile, is actively promoting the use of portable, self-contained spray polyurethane foam kits to insulate low-income housing in the city of Valparaiso.Working with groups such as A Roof for Chile, a non-governmental organization whose mission is to provide adequate housing for people living in...

Company name: Touch n Seal
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Polyurethane-base adhesives, foams contribute to vehicle lightweighting

Dow Automotive Systems has partnered with the Deep Orange 4 team at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research to support future automotive designers/engineers and highlight the broad Dow Automotive Systems portfolio of lightweighting products. The resulting concept vehicle was unveiled this week at the Center for Automotive...

Company name: Dow Automotive Systems
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

IPM Launches New Application Products

International Pump Manufacturing Inc (IPM) announced the launch of two new applications products packages: the Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) tank and the spray foam rig, with the use of their patented OP300S pump.OP300S with IBC TankThe OP300S with IBC tank consists of their patented OP300S, which is used for Isocyanate and Polyol transfer...

Company name: International Pump Manufacturing
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Demand for spray foam insulation surpasses other insulation types

Generating a safe and healthy living environment requires that homeowners have the best possible insulation options in their home. This practice will ensure that heating and cooling is easy to manage, while air quality and moisture management pose no problem for the residential environment.These qualities are making spray foam insulation one of the...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday August 07th, 2014

Landsea, BASF and partners build first locally developed Passive House in Yangtze River Delta...

Today, the Passive House "Bruck" built by Landsea Group at its Green Building Research and Development Center in Changxing, Zhejiang Province, China was inaugurated and certified by the Passive House Institute of Germany. This is the first Passive House designed and built by a Chinese developer for the hot summer / cold winter climate of the...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Demilec's New Manufacturing Facility Gives Energy Efficiency a Boost

In order to meet growing demand for its energy-efficient spray foam products, Demilec Inc. opened a new production facility on July 24, 2014. Demilec has been a leading global supplier of polyurethane foam for more than 25 years.Demilec's new facility provides it with the only fully automated spray foam plant in the world. The 58,995 square-foot...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Chem-Trend invests $24 million in its China facility

Chem-Trend, a provider in the development and production of mold release agents and casting lubricants, together with Kluber Lubrication, part of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialties business group, is investing in an expansion project at its Qingpu facility in China.The Qingpu facility, located approximately 30 miles west of downtown Shanghai,...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Huntsman, BASF, Shanghai Hua Yi, Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. and SINOPEC Group Assets...

Huntsman Corporation, BASF, Shanghai Hua Yi (Group) Company, Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. and SINOPEC Group Assets Management Corporation plan to build a new plant to produce 240,000 metric tons of crude MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) per year at Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Co. Ltd. (SLIC) in Caojing, China. With the new plant, the...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday August 05th, 2014

Turning carbon dioxide emissions into chemicals, fibres and jet fuel

A carbon revolution? Scientists are using the principles of photosynthesis to turn CO2 emissions into useful products.When fuels are burned, the products are carbon dioxide, water, and heat. Lots of heat. This heat takes energy out of the chemicals (say petrol, coal or gas) and releases it, leaving behind very low energy molecules, like CO2. A...

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Published On: Monday August 04th, 2014

Wetting agents and dispersants, their preparation and use

The invention relates to addition compounds and their salts, characterized in that the addition compounds are obtainable by reacting (a) one or more polyisocyanates having at least two isocyanate groups per molecule with (b) one or more compounds of the formula Y--(XH).sub.n and (c) one or more compounds from the group consisting of (c1) compounds...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Polyurethanes made using mixtures of tertiary amine compounds and lewis acids as catalysts

Polyisocyanate-based polymers are formed by curing a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate and at least one isocyanate-reactive compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups in the presence of a tertiary amine catalyst having a molecular weight of up to 300 and from 0.01 to 1.0 mole per mole of the tertiary amine...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Polyglycerol based polyols and polyurethanes and methods for producing polyols and polyurethanes

A new class of polyols derived from renewable resources, including polyglycerol and vegetable oils, the use of such polyols in polyurethane foams and cast resins, and methods for making the polyols and polyurethanes are provided.

Company name: Pittsburg State University
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Method of making a cyanate ester foam

A cyanate ester resin mixture with at least one cyanate ester resin, an isocyanate foaming resin, other co-curatives such as polyol or epoxy compounds, a surfactant, and a catalyst/water can react to form a foaming resin that can be cured at a temperature greater than C. to form a cyanate ester foam. The cyanate ester foam can be heated...

Company name: Sandia National Laboratories
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Articles prepared using recycled materials and methods of preparation thereof

The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture having at least a portion prepared using recycled material, including but not limited recycled rubber or other polymeric materials. The articles may incorporate the recycled materials in a granulated form. In specific embodiments, the article comprises an article of footwear (i.e., a...

Company name: Aetrex Worldwide
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Hydrophilic sealants

The present invention provides water swellable one-component sealants prepared by incorporation of polyols containing ethylene oxide ("EO") into the backbone of the polymer. The inventive one-component hydrophilic polyurethane sealant contains a silane-terminated polyurethane prepolymer, a compound having an ethylene oxide content of at least about...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Composition for use in the manufacture of polyurethane systems

The invention relates to a composition for producing a polyurethane system, especially a polyurethane foam. The composition comprising one or more compounds comprising at least one 5- or 6-membered ring comprising one or two oxygen atoms and carbon atoms The present invention also relates to a process for producing polyurethane systems by using...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Method of forming a polyurethane material with a metallized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane...

A method to form a urethane material, the method comprises blending and reacting at least one isocyanate, at least one isocyanate reactive compound and a metallized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane to provide said urethane material, the metallized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane is a dimeric structure with general formula ##STR00001##...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Breathable insulation for corrosion reduction

Apparatuses for insulation and a method for insulating a pipeline are disclosed. An insulation layer may include a flexible polyurethane foam. The foam may be generated by polymerization in a pressurizable chamber at a pressure sufficient to prevent the foam from completely filling the chamber. The foam may be configured to carry moisture away from...

Company name: Work Warm
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Embossed carpet backing

Disclosed is a floor covering having an embossed polyurethane foam backing layer and methods of making and using same. A bottom surface of the backing layer can be thermo-embossed with a predetermined pattern, and the bottom surface of the backing layer can define at least one fluid pathway in communication with a side edge of the floor covering....

Company name: Shaw Industries Group
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Erosion-resistant coating compositions

Disclosed is a composition comprising at least one polyol component (a) having an OH group content of 3% to 15% by weight relative to the total weight of the polyol component, and at least one isocyanate component (b) having an isocyanate group content of 5% to 15% by weight relative to the total weight of the isocyanate component. The polyol...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Low gloss, high solids polyurea coatings

A method of forming a low gloss, high solids polyurea coating containing very low volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the coating composition. The low volatile content not only makes the coating environmentally friendly but allows it to be applied at variable thickness levels and over a wide variety of environmental conditions. The coating...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

UV curable coating composition

The invention provides an isocyanate free UV curable hot melt composition which may be hardened upon exposure to UV radiation to provide a protective coating. The coating is particularly useful in wood-working and furniture applications.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Pneumatic tire carcass having air blocking stabilizing fabric system

A pneumatic tire carcass having a radial direction and a circumferential direction. The tire carcass comprises at least one ply of stabilizing fabric embedded into an air-blocking layer. The stabilizing fabric contains a plurality of reinforcing yarns and is disposed within the carcass such that the reinforcing yarns are arranged in the radial...

Company name: Milliken & Company
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance and the preparation method thereof

Provided are a textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance including a fabric sheet, a polyurethane coating layer formed on the fabric sheet and a silicon coating layer formed on the polyurethane coating layer and a method of preparing the same. Thus, a texture characteristic of the fabric substrate itself can be exhibited, and due to...

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Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Artificial leather with improved flexing endurance properties

The present invention relates to a process for production of artificial leather comprising top coat, polyurethane layer and optional substrate layer, said process comprising i) providing a release layer, ii) applying one or more than one layer of a top coat to the release layer to an overall top coat layer thickness in the range from 1 to 500...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Method for Constructing Surfboards, River Boards, Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle Boards

A method and surfboard, river board, kayak, and standup paddleboard with a polyurea force distributing sealing outer coating applied over polystyrene foam shaped or molded cores to provide increased strength and abrasion resistance.

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Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Polyurethane/polyisoprene blend catheter

A medical article, such as a catheter, is formed from a blend of polyurethane and synthetic polyisoprene (SPIR). The blended medical article is preferably selected and prepared to be relatively rigid at room temperature and relatively flexible at body temperature. An intermittent catheter made from the blend provides a degree of stiffness for its...

Company name: C.R. Bard
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Composite material for optical use and method for obtaining same

A composite material for optical use as well as the method for obtaining it. This material includes a substrate made from a thermoplastic copolyester, a layer of polyurethane bonding primer, and a silicone anti-scratch varnish; advantageously, this varnish has hydroxyl groups, aliphatic CH groups, ester groups, and siloxane groups without methyl...

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Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

High molecular weight polycarbodiimide and method of producing same

A method of producing the high molecular weight polycarbodiimide comprises the steps of providing an isocyanate component comprising toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a carbodiimidization catalyst, and a first solvent. The method further comprises the step of polymerizing the isocyanate component in the first solvent and in the presence of the...

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Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Preparation and characterization of carbonyl iron powder/millable polyurethane elastomer microwave...

A microwave absorbing patch (MAP) was prepared by compounding millable polyurethane elastomer (MPU) and carbonyl iron powder (CIP). Surfaces of CIP were modified using silane coupling agents (SCA). The effects of different types and amounts of SCA, the amount of vulcanizing agent and the amount of CIP on the microstructure and mechanical properties...

Company name: Nanjing University of Technology
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyurethane Nanocomposite

Reduced graphene oxide (RGO) based polyurethane (PU) nanocomposites have been successfully prepared without using solvent by in-situ polymerization. RGO was derived from microwave (MW) irradiation of graphite oxide (GO) powder prepared by a modified Hummer's method. A minimum amount of poly(tetramethylene glycol) (PTMEG) was added during the...

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Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Experimental determination of shear properties, buckling resistance and diagonal tension field of...

Experimental methods have been employed to acquire shear properties, examine buckling, and postbuckling response, and to characterize out-of-plane deformations of thin orthotropic polyurethane-coated nylon fabric designated for use in the finite element analysis of an inflatable structure. A custom-designed bi-axial pre-tension frame, a...

Company name: University of Maine
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Fluorescence, Thermal, Electrochemical, and Morphological Properties of New Poly(Urethane-Imide)s:...

New thermally stable poly(urethane-imide)s (PUIs) were synthesized to investigate aliphatic and aromatic group effects on various properties such as thermal stability and electrochemical properties. Thermal characterizations were carried out by TG-DTA and DSC techniques. TGA results showed that the PUIs derived from aromatic diisocyanates had...

Company name: Celal Bayar University
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014


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