Issue-425 - August 18, 2014   Recommend
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PU chemicals and products in the Americas

According to the new report on the markets for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in the Americas 2014 - First Edition from IAL Consultants, total production of PU products in the Americas is reported to have been 3.98 million t in 2013 compared with 3.84 million t in 2012.By 2018 this figure is forecast to be 4.78 million t, equivalent to an...

Company name: IAL Consultants
Published On: Tuesday August 12th, 2014

BASF raises prices for Ethanolamines in Asia Pacific

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing the sales prices in Asia Pacific for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows:■ Monoethanolamine(MEOA) +60 USD/mt■ Diethanolamine(DEOA)+70 USD/mt■ Triethanolamine(TEOA)+80 USD/mtEthanolamines (EOA) are high-class intermediates used in the manufacture of crop...

Company name: BASF Greater China
Published On: Saturday August 16th, 2014

Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Worth $10,340 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

The flame retardant chemicals market is expected to grow at a healthy pace in the next five years to reach $10,340 million by 2019. Asia-Pacific dominates the flame retardant chemicals market due to high usage of flame retardant chemicals in various end-user industries.Consumer markets, including equipment & electronics, automotive & construction,...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Inner Mongolia Dongyuan Scien-Tech Starts BDO Trial Production Soon

Currently, Dongyuan Scien-Tech Company has finished the construction of BDO project. It has started the joint commissioning of the BDO equipment, and will start the trial production soon.The BDO project manager Mr. Ou told that all the equipment and techniques are the world first class and the BDO production line (100,000 tons/year) is the world...

Company name: Dongyuan Scien-Tech
Published On: Sunday August 17th, 2014

Vertellus Introduces Two New Natural Oil Polyols

Vertellus has announced the introduction of two new natural oil polyols that have been developed primarily for 2 component solvent borne Industrial Maintenance applications. Polycin XP 100 LV and Polycin XP 200 LV are 100% solids castor oil-based polyols that were developed as cost effective reactive diluents in SB acrylic and polyester systems to...

Company name: Vertellus Specialties Inc
Published On: Tuesday August 12th, 2014

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Selects Latin America Site for New Forest Product Facility

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has selected the city of Curitiba in Parana, Brazil, as the location for its next forest products manufacturing facility."We remain committed to the continued growth of our leading Latin American Forest Products Resins business," said Dale Plante, Executive Vice President and President - Forest Products Division....

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Sunday August 17th, 2014

AkzoNobel's Awlgrip brand provides high performance coatings to Extreme Sailing Series

AkzoNobel has entered into a two-year partnership to supply the Extreme Sailing Series™ - an annual global stadium racing circuit featuring some of the latest high performance hull coatings. Bringing the action to a larger public with sailing close to shore, and dramatically increasing the pace on the water, the adrenaline-fueled sailing event...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Axalta Presents Research on Automotive Coatings Film Formation

PA-Dr. Jingguo Shen, Senior Chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented research from an international collaboration on coating film formation at the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, California. Dr. Shen's team includes world-renowned researchers from the U.S., the Institute of Macromolecular...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Laticrete further strengthens their involvement in the coatings industry

Through the acquisition of HP Spartacote, the manufacturer of construction solutions expands their portfolio to floor coatings.Laticrete has announced their purchase of HP Spartacote, a company specialized in high-performance resinous floor coatings. Through the acquisition, the manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry will...

Company name: Laticrete
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

New Roofing Technologies Cool Retail Stores, Cut Costs

While the dog days of summer drive up the temperature outside, they are also driving up the temperature inside furniture showrooms and manufacturing facilities. And one other thing they are driving up: your facility's energy consumption. Keeping you, your employees and your customers cool is a permanent operating cost everyone wants to lower. Most...

Company name: Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (EES) Consulting
Published On: Tuesday August 12th, 2014

Yoder Roofing Service supplies contractors with high-quality coatings for spray foam roof

The combination of spray polyurethane foam and a protective layer of coating has proved to be an effective waterproofing roof system. Sam Yoder is a longtime believer in the performance of this winning application, which inspired him to augment his existing contracting business. Yoder's Roofing Service (YRS) transitioned from being only a roofing...

Company name: Yoders Roofing Service
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Electrolube to Present Conformal Coating Seminar to Leading Chinese Companies

Electrolube has achieved a significant milestone in its business with Chinese electronics manufacturers as the company attracts senior decision makers from top Chinese companies to a special conformal coatings seminar in Shenzhen, China.Organised by Electrolube's office in China, the seminar will be attended by senior personnel from Electrolube's...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday August 12th, 2014

Electrolube to attend Productronica India: two new products take centre stage

Electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube will be taking a booth (number 3193) at Productronica India, which takes place at the BIEC, Bangalore on 23-25 September 2014.Productronica India is an important platform for international companies keen to present their production technologies to India's emerging electronics manufacturing market. Closely...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

New Abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint From A.B.E.

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals - part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - has launched a new "durable, hardwearing and fashionable" floor paint on the retail market. a.b.e.'s Product Manager: Retail, Elrene Smuts, says abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint is a top quality, single component waterborne Polyurethane (PU) floor paint for interior and...

Company name: a.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday August 12th, 2014

US foam producers show great interest in H&S recycling technology

The German supplier of polyurethane recycling technology, blending and storing equipment for PU raw materials, H&S Anlagentechnik GmbH, presented the whole portfolio of its products at the Utech North America 2014.According to H&S, the US PU foam processors showed great interest in its in-house-developed recycling technology for converting rigid...

Company name: H&S Anlagentechnik
Published On: Monday August 11th, 2014

Johnson Controls unveils industry-leading crash test facility allowing for standardized safety...

Johnson Controls' new state-of-the-art crash test facility is now open at its Automotive Seating headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.The 6,000-square-foot facility houses a Seattle Safety ServoSled that allows the automotive supplier to offer the most accurate, standardized safety testing of seats globally through collaboration with its other testing...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables to prevent against shark attacks

Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently.The issue of sharks attacking underwater cables dates back decades. In 1989 the New York Times reported instances of sharks showing an "inexplicable taste" for the then-new fiber optic cables...

Company name: Google
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

The Mitchell Group's Enhanced PU feels like fabric

The Mitchell Group, a supplier of polyurethane and faux leather products for furniture and other applications, said it is introducing a polyurethane product that combines the look of a leather cover with the softness of fabric.Called Enhanced PU, the new product has a polyurethane face coated on a three-layer polyester backing, said Mitchell Group...

Company name: The Mitchell Group
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

New PU Helmet Lets Coach Know If a Player Is at Risk for Concussion

Although football helmets protect the skull thanks to rigid materials, they do not prevent concussions. That could change with a new helmet from Riddell that is designed to both reduce impact forces from a hard hit and alert coaches if the hit may have put the player at risk for head injury. The helmet contains sensors that collect data on impact...

Company name: Riddell
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Lubrizol acquires medtech supplier Vesta

Specialty chemicals company Lubrizol Corp. (Wickliffe, OH), part of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio since 2012, has acquired Vesta Funding Inc., an ISO 13485-certified medical device contract manufacturer. Vesta was purchased by private equity firm RoundTable Healthcare Partners in 2007.Vesta provides silicone molding, silicone extrusion,...

Company name: Vesta
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Revolutionary Shock-Absorbing Caster reduces noise by 80%

After years of research and development and a quarter million dollar investment, Caster Concepts in pleased to announce: CasterShoX™ casters - a radically new line of shock absorption casters.■ CasterShoX reduce noise levels by as much as 90%■ CasterShoX cost 20-50% less than conventional spring-loaded casters■ CasterShoX can...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

California delays consumer products regulation work plan publication

California regulators are delaying publication of a work plan identifying priority products and chemicals under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), in order to incorporate more feedback from stakeholders, especially industry. The plan was originally scheduled for release this month.The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)...

Company name: California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Published On: Monday August 18th, 2014

OSHA Extends Comment Period on Rule for Workplace Injury and Illness Tracking

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to October 14, 2014. The proposal, published on November 8, 2013, would amend the agency's recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and...

Company name: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Published On: Monday August 18th, 2014

ASC sustainability forum outcomes focus on adding value to supply chain

The Adhesive and Sealant Council‘s (ASC) Sustainability Forum success included several outcomes that industry leaders would like ASC to develop in the coming months regarding sustainability. During the July 2014 event, 81 attendees came together to discuss information and data shared by 19 speakers. The meeting included a dynamic discussion on...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council
Published On: Friday August 15th, 2014

Outage hits US Huntsman's PO/MTBE unit at Port Neches

US-based Huntsman reported on Friday that its complex in Port Neches, Texas, had an outage at its propylene oxide and methyl tertiary butyl ether (PO/MTBE) unit. The disruption happened on Thursday and was caused by an equipment failure, Huntsman said. The affected unit will be off line for two to three weeks. As a result of the outage, the downed...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday August 15th, 2014

Air Products Cost Containment Efforts Remain in Place

On Aug 7, we issued an updated research report on industrial gas giant Air Products ( APD ). While the company is benefiting from its cost reduction actions, new business deals and strategic investments, it remains exposed to high energy costs and challenges in its tonnage gases business. Air Products' earnings for third-quarter fiscal 2014 (ended...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Hanwha sets sights on acquisitions acquiring stakes in KPX Fine Chemical

Hanwha Group is strengthening its competitiveness in petrochemicals, solar power and advanced materials by acquiring other companies as it restructures to prepare for future growth.The nation's 10th-largest conglomerate said yesterday that its affiliate Hanwha Chemical has acquired a 50.7 percent stake in KPX Fine Chemical for 42 billion won ($40...

Company name: KPX Chemical
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Arsenal Capital completes acquisition of ADCO Global, Inc. and merges it with its portfolio company...

Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal), a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of ADCO Global Inc. (ADCO Global), a leading global provider of specialty sealants, tapes and adhesives. Concurrent with the transaction, ADCO...

Company name: ADCO Products
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Alkyl carbonate endcapped polyether siloxanes and preparation thereof

The present invention provides polysiloxane-polyether copolymers comprising at least one polyether moiety, characterized in that there is at least one polyether moiety capped with at least one --O--C(O)--O--R'' unit where R'' is identical or different alkyl moieties, a process for preparation thereof and use thereof, especially for polyurethane...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Process for manufacturing isocyanates

The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing isocyanates from an amine compound. The process comprises the steps of a) Providing chlorine; b) Providing carbon monoxide; c) Reacting said chlorine and said carbon monoxide for providing phosgene, the carbon monoxide being provided in an adjustable molar excess; d) Providing an amine...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Fiber sizing agent composition

A fiber sizing agent is described, which is capable of imparting sufficient sizing properties and fiber spreading properties to reinforced fiber bundles for producing fiber-reinforced composite materials. A fiber sizing agent composition (E) includes a sizing agent (A) having a viscosity of 50 to 3,000 Pas at C., and has a thixotropic...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Preparation of a thermoset resin system suitable for the preparation of fibre reinforced prepreg,...

The present invention relates to polyisocyanate-based impregnating resin system, which is a liquid polyisocyanate mixture, containing more than 50% by weight MDI based di- and polyisocyanates, and one or more, originally powdery inorganic hydroxides. The resin system of the invention is suitable for the preparation of prepregs. The invention...

Company name: Polinvent
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Carbon fiber sizing agent, carbon fiber strand, and fiber-reinforced composite

A carbon fiber sizing agent imparts good bonding performance to carbon fiber, is used to reinforce a thermoplastic matrix resin, and provides a carbon fiber strand applied with the sizing agent and a fiber-reinforced composite reinforced with the carbon fiber strand. The sizing agent for carbon fiber is used to reinforce thermoplastic matrix resin....

Company name: Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Aqueous surface-treating agent

An aqueous surface-treating agent, which comprises a silicone oil aqueous emulsion, a polyurethane resin aqueous emulsion, and a silane compound represented by the following general formula: ##STR00001## (where R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 each are an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and n and m are 1.ltoreq.n.ltoreq.3 and m=3-n, respectively),...

Company name: NOK Corporation
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Lignite-based foundry resins

Described herein, in the preferred embodiment, is a leonardite-based polyurethane resin binder that may be used, among other applications, as a binder in combination with foundry aggregate, e.g., sand, for molding or casting metal parts. The binders described herein comprise a humic substance, preferably leonardite, combined with a polymerizable...

Company name: Amcol International
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Layered structures and articles prepared therefrom

The invention provides a layered structure comprising at least two layers: A) a first layer A formed from a composition A comprising a polyurethane; B) a second layer B formed from a composition B comprising at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the following compounds: a) a compound 1 comprising at least one acid group, b) a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Two component polyurethane coating compositions comprising isocyanurate compositions from...

The present invention provides two-component polyurethane compositions comprising, as one component, polyisocyanate compositions of the isocyanurate of one or more bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane or, preferably, a mixture of two or more of these, and of the isocyanurate of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI trimer), and, as the other component, a mix...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Isocyanate-based foam having improved anti-yellowing properties and process for production thereof

There is described an isocyanate-based polymer foam having improved anti-yellowing properties. The foam produced from a formulation comprising an isocyanate, a blowing agent, a first active hydrogen-containing compound and a second active hydrogen-containing compound different than the first active hydrogen-containing compound. The second active...

Company name: Proprietect
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Method for forming coating film and coated article

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for forming a multilayer coating film, the method making it possible to obtain, with excellent curability at low temperatures and in a short period of time, a multilayer coating film exhibiting an excellent finished appearance. The present invention provides a method for forming a multilayer...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Polyurea compositions and methods of use

Disclosed are polyurea compositions comprising the reaction products of a polyformal-isocyanate prepolymer and a curing agent comprising an amine. The compositions are useful as sealants in aerospace applications.

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Hydrophobic thermoplastic polyurethane

The present invention discloses a semicrystalline, thermoplastic polyurethane which is comprised of the reaction product of (1) a hydrophobic polyol, (2) a polyisocyanate, and (3) a linear chain extender containing 5 carbon atoms or 7 to 12 carbon atoms; wherein the hydrophobic polyol has a number average molecular weight which is within the range...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Migration-free, halogen-free, flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions

Halogen-free, thermoplastic polyurethane-based compositions having good mechanical and flame-retardant properties are provided. The compositions include flame-retardant aromatic organic phosphate compounds that do not exhibit migration in molded products, such as cable and wire jacketing and insulation. The compositions include a continuous resin...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Process for producing composite elements

The invention relates to an improved process for producing composite elements comprising at least one outer layer and at least one isocyanate-based rigid foam layer by means of a fixed applicator apparatus and in which the flowable starting material comprises the following components: A) at least one polyisocyanate, B) at least one compound which...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Method and apparatus for floor tiles and planks

A piece for flooring which includes a wear layer, a pattern layer, a base layer, and a backing layer. The base layer may be made of a mixture including ilmenite powder. About one third of the mixture may be ilmenite powder. The mixture may also include calcium carbonate, wherein about one quarter of the mixture is calcium carbonate. The mixture may...

Company name: Advanced Vinyl Floor Manufacturing
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Crosslinkable urethane acrylate charge transport molecules for overcoat

An overcoat layer for an organic photoconductor drum of an electrophotographic image forming device is provided. The overcoat layer is prepared from a curable composition including a urethane methacrylate functional charge transport molecule, and a photoinitiator. The urethane acrylate functional charge transport molecule is a reaction product of...

Company name: Lexmark International
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Lithographic printing plate precursor and plate making method thereof

A lithographic printing plate precursor includes a support, and an image-recording layer, the image-recording layer contains a urethane resin having a polyalkylene oxide chain represented by the formula (1) as defined herein in a side chain, an infrared absorbing agent, a radical polymerizable compound and a radical polymerization initiator, and an...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Polyurethane header formed directly on implantable electrical devices

This invention relates to electrical devices that are implantable inside an animal, including humans. The invention particularly relates to polyurethane headers mounted on the electrical devices to house electrical contacts. The polyurethane headers are formed by (a) mixing (i) a prepolymer comprising a silicon-containing diol of formula (I) in...

Company name: AorTech International
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Disposable low-cost pump in a container for liquid color dispensing

A pump has a PVC "T" shaped member having an inlet, an outlet and an interior pumping chamber positioned between the inlet and outlet; a piston displaceable into the chamber; an air cylinder for driving the piston into the chamber; a spring for biasing the piston outwardly from the chamber in opposition to force applied by the air cylinder; a...

Company name: Maguire Products
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Polyurethane, composition for formation of polishing layers that contains same, pad for chemical...

A polyurethane is produced by reacting a mixture including at least (A) a diisocyanate, (B) a polyol, and (C) a chain extender, the polyol (B) having the number average molecular weight of 400 to 5000, the chain extender (C) including (C1) a compound shown by the following general formula (1) and (C2) a compound shown by the following general...

Company name: JSR Corporation
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Shoe having an inflatable bladder

An article of footwear including a sole and an upper with an exterior and interior surface, and one or more bladders which comprises at least one of the exterior or interior surfaces of the upper. The bladder comprising sheets of polyurethane or polyester film attached together to form an airtight seal. The article of footwear also includes a...

Company name: Reebok
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014


A waterproof safety boot includes a one-piece EVA upper (11) to which is applied a toe cap (15). A polyurethane toe cap cover (19) is secured to the upper to encapsulate the toe cap. An outsole (25) of e.g. synthetic nitrile rubber may be added. The upper may be a booty.

Company name: Kanyon Outdoor
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Bead foam compression molding method with in situ steam generation for low density product

Disclosed is a method for molding a foamed article, such as a midsole or outsole for footwear, in which first water, then a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads are placed in a compression mold in the shape of the article and the mold is brought to a peak temperature of from about C. to about C. over a...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Halogen-free polymer blend

The invention concerns a halogen-free polymeric blend capable of ionic conductivity comprising either one or more polyether-based polymers or copolymers that have favorable structures to facilitate polymer chain segmental motion and ion hopping environment, selected from the group of polyether-block-polymers and polyether-based polyurethanes, or...

Company name: IonPhasE
Published On: Thursday August 14th, 2014

Halogen-free flame-retardant waterborne polyurethane with a novel cyclic structure of...

A novel phosphorus−nitrogen flame retardant, octahydro-2,7-di(N,N-dimethylamino)-1,6,3,8,2,7-dioxadiazadiphosphecine (ODDP), with bi-phosphonyl in a cyclic compound, was synthesized by the reaction of POCl3, NH(CH3)2·HCl with OHCH2CH2NH2 in CH2Cl2 solution, and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, nuclear magnetic...

Company name: Beijing Institute of Technology
Published On: Monday August 18th, 2014

A single-sample method to determinethe hydroxyl values of polyols usingmid-FTIR spectroscopy

single-sample Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)method suitable for automationwas developed to determine the hydroxyl value (OHV) of lipid-based polyols.It isa modification of the original split-sample FTIR methodusingthe reaction of p-toluenesulfonyl isocyanate (TSI) with OH groups and measuresthe carbamate bandformed in the differential spectrum...

Company name: University of Alberta
Published On: Monday August 18th, 2014

An efficient nonisocyanate route to polyurethanes via thiol-ene self-addition

A novel and efficient strategy for the synthesis of nonisocyanate polyurethanes has been developed via thiol-ene self-photopolymerization. An aliphatic thiol-ene carbamate monomer (allyl(2-mercaptoethyl)carbamate, AMC) was synthesized by a one-step synthesis procedure, from cysteamine and allyl chloroformate. The urethane group was therefore...

Company name: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Published On: Monday August 18th, 2014

Characterising sustainable polyurethane modified by cyclic polysiloxane

A series of sustainable polyurethanes are prepared by introducing different content of cyclic polysilanol, which may act as a chain extender to replace 1, 4-butanediol (BDO).Consequently, cyclic polysiloxanes are successfully incorporated into the molecular chains to afford organic-inorganic polyurethanes and then their effects on polyurethanes...

Company name: Jiangnan University
Published On: Sunday August 17th, 2014

Researchers develop bacteria used to make bioplastic

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Korea University have developed a technology to produce succinate, a material used to make bioplastics, from CO2-grown microalgal biomass.The engineered corynebacterium glutamicum, a microorganism, can produce the amylase enzyme all by itself, which can then degrade the...

Company name: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Published On: Wednesday August 13th, 2014


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