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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Europe polyurethanes suffer margin sqeeze

European isocyanates and polyols producers experienced eroded margins during the first half of 2014 because of relatively high feedstock costs. Margin pressure was particularly pronounced for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) because of price erosion over successive months.Europe TDI contract prices dropped by €150-160/tonne ($200-214/tonne) between...

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
Firm polyurethanes demand sparks price initiatives

Polyurethanes (PU) markets in North America are projected to grow steadily through to the end of 2014 and into 2015 as the US economy continues on its gradual, though still somewhat irregular, path to recovery. Expectations can be described as more optimistic and less cautious than they were only two years ago.Key indicators in the US point to a...

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant in furniture poses danger, Duke study shows

Indications are growing that some of the most comfortable resting places in your home - your couch, your bed's mattress - could be a health hazard.A study by Duke University and the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group found evidence of exposure to a potentially harmful fire retardant in the urine samples of all 22 mothers and 26...

Company name: Duke University - foam-testing website
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
Inner Mongolia Dongyuan Scien-Tech Expected to Launch BDO Product in October

After two years of tight construction, the total invested RMB 37.5 billion BDO production line with capacity of 100,000 tons/year starts debugging. This BDO project fills the gap of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the company is expected to launch products in October, 2014. Dongyuan Scien-Tech Company would build low carbon cycle economy...

Company name: Dongyuan Scien-Tech
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Development of biobased polyols for green polyurethanes has great potential

As the interest in sustainable products continues, demand for materials made from renewables-based poly-urethanes also continues to grow.Natural oil polyols (NOPs) and sugars, which have long been raw materials for alkyd paints, are now used to make polyurethane (PU) foams for automotive applications, while thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) from...

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Middle East polyurethanes to benefit from EU/Asia capacity hikes

Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) markets in the Middle East are expected to see upcoming MDI and TDI plant expansions in Europe and Asia, leading to a less bullish sentiment in the third quarter of 2014.The Middle East region largely depends on imports from Asia and Europe. According to market...

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Brief Analysis of Influence of US MDI Force Majeure on Global Market

On September 9, due to a critical raw materials curtailment, Bayer MaterialScience was enforced to declare Force Majeure on all the MDI products, with immediate effective. The affected production is at the Baytown, Texas plant. Meanwhile, BASF also declared Force Majeure for all MDI products in the plant of Louisiana due to unforeseen circumstances...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Spot Mideast TDI prices weaker amid strong competition

Spot toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) prices in the in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and East Mediterranean (East Med) markets largely fell this week, after keeping steady in the previous week, sources said on late Thursday. According to ICIS data, prices were assessed at $2,490-2,500/tonne CFR (cost and freight) GCC/East Med in the week ending 18...

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
China Wanhua Chemical Launched New Products for Coatings

Wanhua Chemical launched new products including aliphatic isocyanates and waterborne PU resin for coatings application on Sept. 15, the company press release said on Sept. 16. Dr. Sun Jiakuan, director of Surface Material Business committing to providing environmentally friendly and value adding solutions to customers in the coatings and adhesives...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube Offers UR5604, a High-performance PUR Resin for Potting and Encapsulating

An Electrolube customer, specializing in the manufacture of sensors for a wide variety of applications, recently approached the company for advice on a new sensor development project they were undertaking for a particularly demanding duty.The sensor's electronics, in the form of a small printed circuit board (PCB) contained within the unit, had not...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG introduces POWERCRON ADVANTEDGE electrocoats to EMEA markets

PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has introduced POWERCRON ADVANTEDGE™ electrocoats (e-coats), a line of next-generation, high-edge cationic-epoxy products for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets.Powercron AdvantEdge e-coats are designed for high-edge protection of cut, stamped or formed edges on complex metal parts, and their...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday September 16th, 2014

 
Axalta to Exhibit at 2014 Railway Supply Institute Summit in Montreal with polyurethane products

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will participate in the 2014 Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Canadian Supply Summit at the Palais des Congrès on September 21-23 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Axalta is a long-standing supporter of RSI."For more than a decade, Axalta has been involved with RSI to...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Floor Coating Company Based in California Develops a Unique Way of Transforming Your Garage Into an...

Best Custom Coatings Inc., a floor coating company based in California, has developed a unique way of transforming your garage. Epoxy garage floor coating provides an economic way of turning the garage into an extra room, gym, office, playroom, and can even be used to create a stylish "showroom" for your beautiful cars.Epoxy floor coating is the...

Company name: Best Custom Coatings
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Henry Company acquires West Development Group

Henry Company has acquired West Development Group (WDG), based in LaGrange, Ohio, which specializes in silicone and spray polyurethane foam roofing technologies for commercial and residential applications.The strategic acquisition of WDG reinforces Henry's core business of Building Envelope Systems and enhances its ability to deliver custom...

Company name: Henry Company
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea coatings used in waterproofing and insulation applications

Specialised construction products supplier a.b.e. Construction Chemicals Chryso Southern Africa Group has expanded its range of Germany-based industrial adhesive and coatings systems provider Voelkel Industrie Produkte's (VIP's) polyurea coatings to include systems for specific waterproofing applications, as well as a new concept featuring polyurea...

Company name: A.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Make Your Living Area More Comfortable With Spray Foam

This happens so often. Your thermostat is set on a temperature you believe will make your home feel comfortable . . . until you go downstairs or walk into another room.You either feel a wall of cold or a blanket of hot air - depending on whether it's winter or summer.Many times, it's not your furnace or air conditioner failing you. Rather, it's...

Company name: Foam Kit Solutions
Published On: Tuesday September 16th, 2014

 
BASF spray polyurethane foam recognized for commitment to health, safety and product stewardship

BASF spray polyurethane foam now displays the Spray Foam Coalition Code of Conduct Seal in recognition of its commitment to the continuous improvement in health, safety and product stewardship of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) products. The Seal was developed by the Spray Foam Coalition of the American Chemistry Council's Center for the...

Company name: The Spray Foam Coalition
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Axalta Awarded Qualicoat Class 2 Certification for Alesta Super Durable Powder Coating in China

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, received Qualicoat Class 2 certification for production of Alesta Super Durable (SD) powder coating in China. Alesta SD is manufactured in Dongguan, the location of one of six powder coating manufacturing plants operated in China by Huajia Chemical Co. Ltd., a joint...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Self-Healing Waterborne Coating for Wood from NEI Corporation

NEI has developed a new class of Self-Healing Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings that heal both surface scratches and mesoscopic damage (e.g., micro-cracks and cavitation). Self-healing is a two-step process: gap closure, followed by healing. Simultaneous crack closing and sealing is achieved by heating the surface of the coating, using a simple device...

Company name: NEI Corporation
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Scott Bader Asia Pacific Exhibiting for the First Time at China Adhesive and Showcasing Its New...

Scott Bader Asia Pacific is exhibiting for the first time at China Adhesive, which this year is taking place from 25-27 September at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention. The Scott Bader stand (booth no: A0609) will be showcasing the new ‘rapid bond' Crestabond M1-04 grade, launched earlier in 2014. This is the latest addition to the...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SPRAYABLE
New Polyurethane Spray Elastomer Increases Durability for Infrastructure Protection

Infrastructure owners can now extend the life of steel tanks, pipeline and chemical holding tanks enabling lower total cost of ownership using VORASTAR™ 7000 polyurethane spray elastomer system. This novel product from Dow Polyurethanes is designed to help enhance moisture and chemical resistant properties with outstanding hydrophobicity and...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU EXTRUSION
APS Elastomers Introduces TPU for Flat Conductor Network Cables

APS Elastomers has developed extrusion grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for flat conductor network cables. Flat cables allow more options in designs; producing cables that weigh less, create more space, and improve performance and safety. Their low profile enables them to hug surfaces and take advantage of tight space. Produced in an...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Manufacturing Building Materials from Plants and Waste

In some applications, fiberglass insulation, foam insulation, and wood can be replaced by manufactured alternatives that are made from waste materials and select raw materials.Cellulose offers huge potential for building materials. When processed, cellulose can be made into materials that replace wood, plastic, and brick. It's already used as...

Company name: Malama Composites
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
EcoTherm extends BBA approved products to include Eco-Liner

EcoTherm Insulation's plasterboard thermal laminate, Eco-Liner, has achieved BBA certification, adding another quality approved product to EcoTherm's rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation range. The BBA (British Board of Agrement) provide independent third party certification of a products performance, and Eco-Liner joins Eco-Versal, Eco-Cavity...

Company name: EcoTherm
Published On: Tuesday September 16th, 2014

 
High-performance insulation for curtain wall facades

Thermal performance is an increasingly important consideration for designers of commercial buildings. In the UK, Building Regulations are imposing progressively tougher targets, with the goal of achieving zero-carbon performance in new non-domestic buildings by 2019. Developers are becoming more aware of the potential impact of rising energy costs,...

Company name: Dow Corning Corporation
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
Replacing plastic and mineral wool insulation with wood fiber

As part of the WoTIM project (Wood-based Thermal Insulation Materials), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing wood fibre-based insulation materials and sprayable insulation foams with enhanced product features. The new materials will enable mass production of high-quality insulation products, which will replace products made of...

Company name: WoTIM project
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
Focus on energy efficiency drives demand for PU construction products

Nearly one-third of the energy consumed in the US can be attributed to the building sector, and that number is expected to increase by more than 62% by 2050, according to a report published by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) in December 2012.New building codes need higher performance with respect to energy efficiency....

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
ZF Friedrichshafen to acquire TRW Automotive for USD 12.4 billion

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. on 15 September 2014 announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which ZF will acquire TRW. Under the terms of the agreement, ZF will acquire TRW in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD 12.4 billion based on equity value. The agreement has been approved by...

Company name: ZF Friedrichshafen
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> BODY PARTS
Color/additive masterbatch system deployed in compressible exterior TPU panels

Additive technologies from PolyOne Corporation have enabled Citroën to launch the groundbreaking Airbump exterior protective panels on the new C4 Cactus passenger car.The air-filled Airbump panels, manufactured from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), can compress up to 20 mm, and bounce back to shape in an instant. Citroën notes that this will...

Company name: PolyOne
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> PILLOWS
Washable memory foam pillows

One of the fastest growing products in consumer markets is memory foam bedding, especially pillows. Memory foam pillows cradle and support the head and neck, and many people attribute a better night's sleep to the polyurethane-based pillows. This is especially true for individuals with back and neck problems. Unfortunately, the tiny, porous memory...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
China-based Haier will use Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in large-capacity refrigerators

Honeywell announced today that Haier, the world's largest appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell's new low-global-warming-potential Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in China to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators.Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Getzner Werkstoffe secures exclusive supply contract with Hitachi for its polyurethane floating...

Rail vehicle manufacturer Hitachi has chosen Getzner Werkstoffe as the exclusive supplier of floating floors for rolling stock as part of the British Department for Transport's "Intercity Express Programme". The vibration-protection experts will equip all trains manufactured for the programme with vibration-isolating floating floors until 2018. The...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Tuesday September 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOES (SPORT)
Polyurethanes now material of choice for sports shoes

Once upon a time, you could have sports shoes in any colour you fancied… as long as you liked black (or occasionally brown). Now, you really can get any colour you like - and it's largely because athletic shoes are made with polyurethane (PU) rather than real leather.PU, in its many forms, can be used to make just about any part of a sports shoe -...

Company name: The Center for Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Bayer plans to focus entirely on Life Science businesses - Update

Bayer intends in the future to focus entirely on the Life Science businesses - HealthCare and CropScience - and float MaterialScience on the stock market as a separate company. In this way Bayer is positioning itself as a world-leading company in the field of human, animal and plant health. The Supervisory Board unanimously approved the Board of...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Saturday September 20th, 2014

 
Rim Polymers is awarded by the China Polyurethane Industry Association with Industrial Excellence

Rim Polymers is glad to announce that we were bestowed the Industrial Excellence Award by the China Polyurethane Industry Association (CPUIA). The award ceremony was held on their 20th Anniversary Gala event on the 1st September 2014.The Polyurethane (PU) industry is currently working closely with the international body on ozone protection to phase...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
Bayer Plans to Separate MaterialScience Business

Bayer AG plans to shed its plastics business, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would further the German company's shift away from its roots in chemicals and toward life sciences.Bayer could announce as soon as Thursday plans to separate from the so-called MaterialScience unit, one of the people said.The company hasn't...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Pakistan: HCFC Phase Out Management Plan Stage-I for Investment Component

Being the party of Montreal Protocol, Pakistan has already implemented 29 investment Projects to phase-out 2,195 Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) ton of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) by grant funding of 18.9 million US $. Pakistan has phased out 12 million ton eq. CO2 after implementing these projects. To meet the accelerated program for the...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
Specialty Products, Incorporated Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Commemorative events hosted by founders and co-owners, Dan Helton and Curt Josaitis recently took place during a two day celebration in August at SPI's Lakewood, Washington headquarters. Events included an open house at the Lakewood facility with food, drinks, raffles, a car show, plant tours, and product demonstrations that reflected on the past...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
RAMPF presents ideal system solution for lean manufacturing concepts at Fakuma 2014

The DC-RS250 compact robot dispensing cell and RAKU-PUR SPEED soft integral foam that RAMPF will be showcasing at Fakuma 2014 deliver speed and precision, even in the tightest of spaces.As visitors to Fakuma 2014, from October 14 to 18 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, will see for themselves, RAMPF has the ideal system solution for lean manufacturing...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
How Does Dow Plan To Expand Its Performance Materials Margins?

The Dow Chemical Company's Performance Materials division primarily sells amines, chlorinated organics, automotive systems, epoxy and polyurethanes. These products serve a variety of end markets ranging from agriculture, consumer goods and construction to industrial materials, electronics and transportation. The Performance Materials division is...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Marco Antonio Quirino Named President of Univar Latin America

Marco Antonio Quirino has been named President of Univar Latin America, effective September 1. The announcement was made by David Flitman, Chief Operating Officer and President of Univar USA and Latin America, to whom Quirino now reports.In his new role, Quirino will manage the company's businesses in Mexico and Brazil in support of Univar's...

Company name: Univar
Published On: Wednesday September 17th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Active polymer polyols and a process for their production

Polymer polyols having a solids content of greater than 40 wt. %, a total ethylene oxide content of up to 25 wt. %, and a viscosity at 25.degree. C. of less than 15,000 centistokes are produced by reacting (1) a base polyol having active hydrogen atoms with an ethylene oxide content of from 15 to 40 wt. % that has been formed in the presence of a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates

Process for preparing aromatic isocyanates by reacting the corresponding formamides with an oxygen-comprising gas over noble metal catalysts at temperatures of from 300 to 600.degree. C. and a contact time of from 1 to 1000 ms, wherein: a. the formamide is vaporized before entering the reaction zone, b. the reaction mixture obtained is quenched...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Method for producing polyisocyanates and use thereof

The invention relates to a method for modifying isocyanates using catalysts having a water content not exceeding 1,000 ppm.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Method for preparing polyurethane prepolymers containing isocyanate groups

The present invention relates to the technical field of isocyanates. The present invention provides a method for preparing NCO prepolymers by reacting a stoichiometric excess of an organic isocyanate with an isocyanate-reactive component, the reaction components being mixed together and the mixture being introduced directly into a storage or...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Stable, ready-to-use liquid polyurethane resin composition and uses thereof

A polyurethane resin composition comprising a prepolymer and a polymerizable plasticizer, and which may also comprise at least one constituent chosen from the group comprising: a masked polyisocyanate; a diluent; bitumen or a bituminous mixture; and mixtures thereof, and uses thereof.

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Core-shell polymeric materials

Disclosed herein are particulate core-shell materials, comprising a core comprising a polyurethane; and a shell comprising a polyacrylate, wherein the shell coats the core. Also disclosed are methods of making particulate core-shell materials, and aqueous dispersions and inkjet ink compositions comprising the same.

Company name: Cabot Corporation
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Process for preparing polymers, polymers, dispersions, inks and uses

A process for preparing a polymer comprising reacting at least the components i) to iii) in any order: i) a compound of the Formula (1): Formula (1) wherein: T.sup.1 and T.sup.2 independently are HO--, HS-- or R.sup.1HN--; Q.sup.1 and Q.sup.2 independently are --NR.sup.2--; A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 independently are an optionally substituted divalent...

Company name: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Photochromic polyurethane laminate

Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein a photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate is interposed between two primer coated transparent resin sheets.

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Hard coatings containing graphenic carbon particles

Hard coating compositions are disclosed containing graphenic carbon particles. The coating compositions include polymeric resins such as polyurethane or polyester with relatively small amounts of graphenic carbon particles that provide increased hardness.

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Polyenureas and method of making the same

A method of making a solid, crosslinked polymer by performing a reaction in a mixture of: 1) an imine selected from polyaldimines, hydroxyaldimines, polyketimines, and hydroxyketimines; 2) a polyisocyanate; and 3) a hydroxyl compound, if the imine is not a hydroxyimine. The imine and the hydroxyl compound are the only isocyanate-reactive compounds...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Polysiloxane modified polyisocyanates for use in coatings

The invention relates to an isocyanate-terminated polysiloxane material that can preferably be used as a curing agent, hardener or co-reactant in coatings. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing the isocyanate-terminated polysiloxane material by partially hydrolyzing a methoxy-functional polysiloxane such as a methyl phenyl...

Company name: Jones-Blair
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Silane end capped substituted urea resins and coatings thereof

The compound below. ##STR00001## R.sup.1 is an alkyl group or --(SiR.sup.7.sub.2--O).sub.m--R.sup.8. R.sup.7 is an alkoxy group. The value m is a nonnegative integer. R.sup.8 is an alkyl group or ##STR00002## R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 are organic groups. R.sup.5 is an aliphatic group or a residue of a homopolymer of an aliphatic polyisocyanate. R.sup.6...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Aspartic resins

A composition having a polyurea made by reacting a polyisocyanate with one of the below compounds. The value x is 2 or 3. A method of: providing a polyisocyanate and one of the below compounds, spraying the polyisocyanate and the compound with a plural component pump onto a surface to form a mixture, and allowing the mixture to cure to a polyurea....

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Fast cure aspartate polysiloxane hybrid coating

The present invention provides a hybrid two component coating composition comprising as component I, (A) an N-alkoxysilylalkyl-aspartic acid ester, (B) a polysiloxane having a molecular weight in the range of from about 400 to 10,000, and optionally (C) at least one hydrolyzable silane; and as component II, (D) a polyisocyanate having an average...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Polyaspartic gel coats with improved weather and chlorine resistance

The present invention provides a two-component coating composition comprising as component I (a) an acrylate modified amine functional polyaspartic acid ester having an acrylate/acid ester mixture of greater than 2 to 30 wt. % acrylate; (b) at least one moisture scavenger; (c) at least one deaerator; (d) at least one plasticizer; and optionally (e)...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Soft-feel, chemical-resistant polyurethane coating compositions

Two-component waterborne coating compositions that form crosslinked polyurethane films exhibiting soft feel effect and high chemical resistance are disclosed. The two-component waterborne coating compositions include rubber particles and reaction products of hydroxy-functional polyacrylic polyol dispersions and water-dispersible polyisocyanates.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Electrically conductive and dissipative polyurethane foams

This invention relates to coated polyurethane foams and to a process for preparing coated polyurethane foams. More specifically, these coated polyurethane foams comprise (a) a polyurethane foam substrate, and (b) at least one bilayer of a coating composition on the foam substrate which comprises (1) a layer of a positively or negatively charged...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Polyurethane foam forming composition including triglycerides, polyurethane foam made from the...

The present disclosure relates to a method of making polyurethane foam, the method comprising providing a polyol mixture comprising polyether polyol and unmodified vegetable oil having a hydroxyl number of less than 10; and reacting isocyanate with the polyol mixture to form a polyurethane foam, wherein the unmodified vegetable oil does not react...

Company name: Lear Corporation
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Polyurethanes, polyurethane foams and methods for their manufacture

Polyurethane foams are described, as well as the production of such polyurethane foams by the reaction between a natural polyol, such as sucrose or a blend of mono- or disaccharides in place of the standard hydrocarbon-based polyol component, an ionic liquid or a deep eutectic solvent, a polyisocyanate and water in the presence of a suitable...

Company name: Imperial Sugar
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Rodent resistant polyurethane foams

One component polyurethane foam forming compositions are provided which contain a rodent repellent yet have shelf life stability of at least 6 months at 20.degree. C. Two component polyurethane foam forming compositions are also provided.

Company name: Clayton Corporation
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
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) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising a reaction product of components including: (i) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (ii) about 0.1 to about 0.5 equivalents of at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Coating compositions comprising cyclic carbonate amine resins

The present disclosure describes cyclic carbonate-amine resin coating compositions including an amino functional silicon resin component, where the cyclic carbonate-amine resin coating displays improved oxidation resistance and durability. The coating compositions are isocyanate free and may be cured a low temperatures to provide a durable coating....

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Oxirane (ethylene oxide) polyurethane coatings

The present invention relates to hydrophilic, i.e., water loving coatings (hereafter referred to as WLC). Polyurethane epoxy alkylene oxide coatings usable as coatings on for example, medical devices are a preferred WLC.

Company name: Lake Region Medical
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Roof repair composition and method for repairing roof shingles

The present invention relates to a method for repairing a shingle roof comprising the steps of providing a base aqueous medium selected from the group consisting of urethane, polyurethane, wax particulates dispersed in water, and butyl ether, and mixtures thereof; providing additives selected from the group consisting of sand, silica, polymer...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
Roofing Method and Apparatus

In an embodiment, a method includes applying a liquid plural component polymer to a sloped roof to form a protective surface that inhibits moisture seepage to the roof sheathing. In some embodiments, the plural component polymer may be a polyurea compound having a hardening time that is less than approximately 10 minutes. In some embodiments, one...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Proppant with polyurea-type coating

Proppants for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells are coated with a polyurea-type coating. In a preferred embodiment, the polyurea-type coating is formed by contacting a polymeric isocyanate with an amount of water and a blowing catalyst at a rate and quantity sufficient to generate a reactive amine in situ on the outer surface of the...

Company name: Preferred Technology
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Reactive polyurehthane adhesive for explosive to metal bonding

An adhesive may bond a plastic bonded explosive to a metal surface. The adhesive may include a mixture of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) and isophorone di-isocyanate (IPDI) in a weight ratio in the range of about 5 to 1 to about 10 to 1. The adhesive may include a solvent and/or a catalyst.

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Optical adhesive composition and display panel including the same

An optical adhesive composition includes a urethane (meth)acrylate resin having at least one hydroxyl group and at least one vinyl group, the urethane (meth)acrylate resin having a curing contraction ratio expressed by Equation 1 of about 0 to about 3%; and an adhesion of about 30 to about 80 kgf: Curing contraction ratio (%)=(A-B)/A.times.100,...

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Adhesive compositions

There is provided an adhesive composition comprising (a) a polyisocyanate component comprising (i) monomeric 4,4' methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and (ii) an isocyanate functional prepolymer that is the reaction product of a prepolymer reactant mixture comprising (A) monomeric 4,4' methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, and (B) one or more polyol; and...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Moisture-curable hot melt adhesive

A moisture-curable hot melt adhesive which is excellent in light resistance and durability against high temperature and high humidity. The moisture-curable hot melt adhesive includes a urethane prepolymer having an isocyanate group at the end and an acrylic based polymer, wherein the urethane prepolymer contains chemical structures derived from a...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> ONE COMPONENT REACTION ADHESIVES
One-part structural epoxy resin adhesives containing elastomeric tougheners capped with phenols and...

Structural adhesives are prepared from an elastomeric toughener that contains urethane and/or urea groups, and have some terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with a phenol and other terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with a hydroxy-functional acrylate or a hydroxy-functional methacrylate. In certain embodiments, the presence of both...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SPRAYABLE
Process for the production of spray polyurethane elastomers and the elastomers produced by this...

Polyurethane elastomers having solids contents greater than 40% by weight are produced from a sprayable polyurethane-forming system composed of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component. The isocyanate component has a solids content of from 40 to 80 wt. %, based on total weight of isocyanate component and is made up of at least...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Graphene-polymer composite material and devices utilizing the same

Graphene composite material and devices using the same. The graphene is dispersed in material such as polyurethane, latex, other elastomers, and other polymers to produce a composite material having high heat transfer properties which make it particularly suitable for use in removing heat from LEDs and other electronic devices. Several examples of...

Company name: Graphene Technologies
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Process for producing composite elements

The present invention relates to a process for producing composite elements comprising at least one rigid foam layer a) and at least one outer layer b), at least comprising: provision of a flowable starting material a*) and application of the flowable starting material a*) to the outer layer b) by means of a fixed application apparatus c) while the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> BIOBASED
Biodegradable composite system and the use thereof

The invention relates to a composite system comprising at least one biodegradable blend, containing at least one biodegradable block copolyester urethane (PEU) and also at least one polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), possibly a filler comprising a polysaccharide and/or derivatives thereof and also possibly further biocompatible additives. Composite...

Company name: Universitat Ulm
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Flexible hinge material comprising cross-linked polyurethane material

An article may include a biodata page defining a perimeter including an edge and a hinge layer attached to at least a portion of the biodata page. The hinge layer comprises a cross-linked polyurethane. In some examples, the hinge layer may include a cross-linked thermoset polyurethane.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Polyurethane powder for water redispersible polymer powders

An embodiment relates to a redispersible polymer powder (RDP) composition for use in the preparation of dry mortar formulations, especially of cementitious bound tile adhesives (CBTA) and adhesives for external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS). An embodiment further relates to a dry mortar formulation comprising said RDP composition....

Company name: Mobius Technologies
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Automotive panels

A panel construction suitable for automotive parts comprises (a) a first composite fiber mat layer (b) adjacent to and covering a face of the fiber mat, a thermoplastic polymer film and optionally (c) adjacent to and covering the thermoplastic film, a second composite fiber mat layer, where the fiber mats comprise non-woven fibers or fabrics and a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Lithographic printing plate precursor and method of preparing the same

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

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Sports taping tights

Sports taping tights include multi-layered coats of silicone or urethane on sections in the front and back of arm muscle parts, front and back of shoulder muscle parts, the belly muscle parts, front and back of lower waist and buttock muscle parts, front and back of thigh and calf muscle parts, the front and back of ankle muscle parts and sections...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball with a non-ionomeric inner cover, stiff tpu intermediate cover, and cast thermoset outer...

A golf ball including a core and a cover disposed about the core. The cover includes a thermoplastic inner cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; an outer cover layer having a hardness between 55 and 60 Shore D; and a stiff intermediate cover layer disposed between the inner and outer cover layers and having a hardness greater...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Golf ball

The invention provides a golf ball having a core encased by a cover of one or more layer, which cover is formed of a material composed primarily of a thermoplastic polyurethane material and containing also a lubricant composed primarily of a montanic acid ester. Paint film adhesion is not adversely affected even when the mold temperature during...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Golf ball manufacturing method

The invention provides a method of manufacturing golf balls by drying blending: one or more type of (i) resin pellets of a first kind obtained by kneading, in a nitrogen atmosphere, a low-humidity atmosphere having a moisture content of not more than 100 ppm or a vacuum atmosphere, a resin blend composed primarily of (A) a thermoplastic...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Composite for packaging a medical device and method of forming the same

A composite having a first layer including an aromatic thermoplastic polyurethane and a second layer. The first layer forms a base that has a plurality of walls extending therefrom to define a cavity for receiving a device, such as a medical device. The second layer is disposed on the first layer opposite the cavity. The composite is formed from a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Belt having embedded tension members

In a force transmission belt or a conveyor belt, in particular a toothed belt, having a main belt body or a cord embedding zone made of a customary belt elastomer (20), in particular of polyurethane, and having at least one tension member of carbon cord (10; 1, 2) embedded in the elastomer (20), a material (30) is provided, which is enclosed...

Company name: Arntz Beteiligungs
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING
Comfort apparatus and method of manufacture

An article of manufacture formed from the reaction product of at least one plant based polyol and at least one isocyanate free monomer, comprising a foam structure having wide commercial applicability.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Automated forming of cast polyurethane

Cast polyurethane parts for shoes or other items may be formed in an automated fashion. A dispensing mechanism may dispense a predetermined amount of a liquid phase polyurethane mixture onto a flat surface face of a mold. A dispersal mechanism may distribute the liquid phase polyurethane mixture over the flat surface face of the mold to fill at...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOE INSERT
Removable shoe insert for corrective sizing

A ball-of-foot type shoe insert has two regions with different compressibility characteristics, illustratively created by using polyurethane foam of difference densities, in a front region which, when the insert is positioned in a shoe, will underlie the toes of a wearer, and a rear region which, when positioned in a shoe, will underlie the ball of...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for the preparation of certain triaryl rhamnose carbamates

Aryl boronic esters and boronic acids containing the rhamnose carbamate moiety are prepared by coupling a boronate substituted phenyl isocyanate with a tetrahydropyran-2-ol in the presence of cesium carbonate.

Company name: Dow AgroSciences
Published On: Friday September 19th, 2014

 
New polymers derived from renewably resourced lysinol

Disclosed are salt compositions of lysinol and dicarboxylic acids; and lysinol derived polymers including polyamide, polyimide, polyurea, cross-linked polyurea comprising urethane linkages, polyurea foams, cross-linked polyurea foams, and lysinol-epoxy thermoset.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Curable compositions and fluid connections made therewith

A curable composition comprising an isocyanate material; method of using this curable composition and fluid connection incorporating cured reaction products of this composition are provided.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Aluminum chelate latent curing agent

A novel aluminum chelate latent curing agent that can cure a glycidyl ether epoxy compound at a lower temperature and more quickly than an aluminum chelate latent curing agent produced by emulsification and interfacial polymerization of a polyfunctional isocyanate in the presence of both a radical polymerizable monomer, such as divinyl benzene, and...

Company name: Dexerials
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
Polyurethane polymer having bisphenol group and photoimageable composition containing the same

The present invention provides a polymer having the structure of formula (I) ##STR00001## wherein n, R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, R.sub.6, a, b and c are as defined in the specification. The present invention also provides a negative-acting photoimageable composition comprising the above-mentioned polymer of formula (I), which is...

Company name: Eternal Chemical
Published On: Thursday September 18th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Preparation of novel CNSL-based urethane polyol via nonisocyanate route: Curing with...

In this study, we report preparation of a novel cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL)-based polyol bearing urethane groups. The urethane group in the polyol was induced via isocyanate free route from the reaction of cyclic carbonate with primary amine. The polyol was characterized by determination of hydroxyl number, Fourier transform infrared...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Production of polyols and waterborne polyurethane dispersions from biodiesel-derived crude glycerol

This study investigated the preparation of polyols and waterborne polyurethane dispersions (CG-WPUDs) from biodiesel-derived crude glycerol. The polyols were produced from biodiesel-derived crude glycerol via a thermochemical conversion process, which converted crude glycerol components such as glycerol, free fatty acids, and methyl esters of fatty...

Company name: The Ohio State University
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Porous PEG-PU hydrogels as potential biomaterials

We report here on the synthesis of porous polyethylene glycol-polyurethane (PEG-PU) hydrogels using PEG-4000 as a soft segment and 4, 4'-methylenebis (cyclohexyl isocyanate) as a hard segment. The degree of swelling in hydrogels could be controlled by varying the amount of crosslinking agent namely, 1, 2, 6 - hexane triol. The structural...

Company name: CSIR - Central Building Research Institute
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyurethane thermal effects studied using two-dimensional correlation infrared spectroscopy

Two-dimensional (2D) correlation infrared spectroscopy was used to investigate the thermal effects of polyurethane. Five structure transitions were observed at around 65 DEGC, 150 DEGC, 190 DEGC, 235 DEGC and 265 DEGC using moving windows two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (MW2D). 65 DEGC and 150 DEGC were the glass transition temperature of...

Company name: University of Science and Technology Beijing
Published On: Monday September 22nd, 2014

 
 

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