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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Asia refined glycerine may weaken further on ample supply

Asia's refined glycerine prices are poised to weaken further owing to abundant supply of the material in the market, industry sources said on Friday.On 1 October, spot prices for drummed cargoes of refined glycerine fell $10/tonne week on week to $610-670/tonne FOB (free on board) southeast (SE) Asia, according to ICIS data.Prices have been falling...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Clariant's Exolit OP 560 confirmed as safer flame retardant for PU foam

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, confirms good news for the upholstery industry and other sectors looking for safer, environmentally more compatible flame retardants that meet internationally accepted flammability standards for flexible polyurethane foam. In its draft Alternatives Assessment report[1] on flame retardants in flexible...

Company name: Clariant Pigments and Additives - Flame Retardants
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Air Products to Increase Prices of Polyurethane Additives

Air Products today announced that, effective October 1, 2014, it will increase prices by five to ten percent on Dabco and Polycat polyurethane catalysts in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The increase is necessary to offset raw material and distribution cost increases.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biobased Technologies is looking to change the world - One product, One customer and One consumer at...

What we want is to see the biobased product industry flourish by utilizing our natural resources grown right here in America, says BBT CEO Amy Sorrell. As this industry continues to thrive we will see additional jobs in agriculture and technology, and most importantly the creation of more products that will lessen a harmful impact on our...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Tuesday September 30th, 2014

 
BioAmber Signs Exclusive Supply Agreement for Bio-Succinic Acid with Xuchuan Chemical

BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, today announced it has signed an exclusive supply agreement for bio-based succinic acid with Xuchuan. Under the terms of the 5-year contract, which runs from 2015 to the end of 2019, BioAmber Sarnia, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., will ship to Xuchuan's Chinese...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Anti-dumping duty on flexible slabstock polyol extended in India

The Finance Ministry has extended the validity of anti-dumping duty imposed on flexible slabstock polyol (FSP) imports from China, South Korea and Chinese Taipei by one year.FSP is a polyether and is used to make polyurethane foams used in upholstery, mattresses, pillows, bolsters, transport seating and packaging. Anti-dumping on FSP imports from...

Company name: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Published On: Tuesday September 30th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Huntsman Announces 400 Ktes MDI Expansion Plan for US Manufacturing Plant

Huntsman Corporation today announced that it has commenced preliminary engineering to expand production of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) by investment in a new, world scale MDI plant at its Geismar, Louisiana site.The 400,000 metric ton expansion will leverage the significant advantages of the Geismar site, with its access to US shale gas,...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday September 30th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI POLYMERIC
China July Polymeric MDI Exports Surging by 65.07% Year on Year

China polymeric MDI imports were 33,531 tons in July, 2014, posting an increase of 21.79% on a year on year basis as well as a growth of 10.10% on a month on month basis. Total imports from Jan. to July, 2014, were 211,657 tons, slightly increasing by 1.63% compared with the same period in 2013.Exports in July, 2014 were 29,129 tons, surging by...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday September 30th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Decorative concrete takes the floor: Polyurethanes for concrete flooring offer solutions for...

As we look toward the future, we may want to begin by looking down. There are a number of decorative and industrial concrete coating and sealer options for construction and design professionals seeking the latest innovations for enhancing and protecting floors.Steven Reinstadtler, coatings marketing manager, Construction and Sustainability, Bayer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING
Frimo at Composites Europe 2014

From October 7th to the 9th FRIMO, together with cooperation partner Schuler, will be presenting a broad spectrum of manufacturing solutions as part of Composites Europe 2014 in Dusseldorf. In hall 8b/A45, FRIMO will be showcasing for professional visitors its expertise ranging from the processing of thermoplastic organo sheets to RTM (epoxy or PU)...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
OSV equipment for mixing and dosing of PU adhesive for the production of industrial filters

OSV Technologiya presents to your attention the project realized for our clients from Poland for the production of special equipment for mixing and dosing of two-component polyurethane adhesive produced by Polychem Systems company. This machine is used for the production of industrial filters for ventilation systems. The machine OSV S400 is...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
LindePlastics.com Focuses on Gas-Assist Injection Molding and other Gas Process Solutions for the...

Linde LLC launches LindePlastics.com, a new website focusing on process solutions to help the plastics industry address major trends: lower production costs/faster cycle times, more demanding parts design/performance requirements, and corporate sustainability goals.Linde is a leading industrial gas and engineering company providing solutions for...

Company name: Linde Plastics
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Dow Building Solutions Helps Bring Comfort and Lower Utility Bills to Local Builder's Award Winning...

Dow Building Solutions is excited to announce that Cobblestone Homes, two-time winner of the Greatest Builder in the Great Lakes Bay Region, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy's prestigious 2014 Housing Innovation Award for Zero Energy Ready Homes in the Custom Builder category.The Housing Innovation Awards, presented on September 23,...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Creative Foam Medical Systems developed PolyScan ProTect, an Integrated Antimicrobial Coating that...

Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI) is an infection whose development is favored by a hospital environment, such as one acquired by a patient during a hospital visit or one developing among hospital staff (Wikipedia Definition). These infections are most commonly transmitted when hospital staff become complacent and don't follow proper hygiene...

Company name: Creative Foam Medical Systems
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
RAMPF presents first-class solutions for modeling and mold construction

RAMPF Group, Inc. is presenting its comprehensive RAKU-TOOL product portfolio for modeling and mold construction at CAMX 2014, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, from October 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. The polyurethane and epoxy resin materials are used at virtually all stages of product development - from design to manufacture - and...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Benefits of Choosing Urethane Bumpers

Urethane bumpers are small little bumper pads or rollers that help protect the sides of conveyors or help facilitate the movement of a product down a conveyor line. The bumpers help direct the products safely so they do not get broken or damaged along the conveyor line before they reach the packaging area. There are a wide number of uses for...

Company name: Western Roller
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
Garlock Introduces ABRA-LINE Expansion Joints

The Garlock Family of Companies introduces its new ABRA-LINE™ series of expansion joints. ABRA-LINE™ expansion joints are available in five different models and each features a proprietary urethane formula that provides excellent abrasion resistance to materials found in the power generation fertilizer production mining and chemical processing...

Company name: The Garlock Family of Companies
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
The Harkness Standard For Urethane Shapes

Harkness Industries' cast urethane shapes (sheet, tube, rod and bar) are well known for their extraordinary toughness, durability, and consistent quality. OurMP Series product line will improve service life by 10 to 20 times versus that of conventional rubbers and plastics. In the toughest abrasion environments, urethanes will outlast hardened...

Company name: Harkness Industries
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Stellana adds to product line

Stellana US Inc, a part of the Hexpol AB wheels group, is marketing Sri Lanka-made Rmax solid natural rubber press-on tyres as a product line addition for use on internal combustion and electric forklifts. Michael Scoon, Stellana US director of sales and marketing, says the rubber compound for the Rmax tyres is resistant to chunking and tearing,...

Company name: Stellana
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Leather Italia adds two to management team

Leather upholstery resource Leather Italia USA has added Casey Barth and Jamie Huene to its management team as it prepares to unveil a major expansion of its product line at the upcoming High Point Market.The company said Barth has been named director of business development, while Huene is director of North American sales and key accounts. Both...

Company name: Leather Italia USA
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
BASF Lanka appoints new MD

BASF has appointed Panduka Weerasingha as the Managing Director of BASF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd with effect from 28 August 2014. He succeeds S. Ramnath. Weerasingha has also been appointed as a Director on the Board of BASF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.Weerasingha’s alma mater is S Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
Bayer chairman at the helm of the German Chemical Industry Association

The general assembly of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) in Frankfurt elected Dr. Marijn E. Dekkers as the VCI President. Dekkers is the Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG, Leverkusen; he has been on the VCI's Presidential Council since 2011. The term in office of the new President begins on 27 September 2014 and lasts...

Company name: the German Chemical Industry Association
Published On: Tuesday September 30th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Huntsman Polyurethanes Implements Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labeling...

Today, Huntsman Corporation's Polyurethanes division in the Americas region began implementing the use of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) safety data sheets and labels for products sent to customers, distributors and tollers in the United States. This implementation complies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA rule 29...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Synthopol celebrates topping out ceremony for a new production building

Synthopol Chemie is preparing to expand: its large-scale construction project "Halle 16" will increase production capacity.The German synthetic resin manufacturer, headquartered in Buxtehude near Hamburg, celebrated on 19 September with all employees and contractors the topping out ceremony for the new production building.With an annual turnover of...

Company name: Synthopol Chemie
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
At GPS, a Positive Outlook for Plastics but Risks Remain

As a manufacturing sector, plastics has outpaced its counterparts in terms of economic growth since the 1980s. The industry looks poised to continue this trend too, as a panel of economic and plastics experts testified this morning at the Global Plastics Summit (GPS) in Chicago, hosted jointly by IHS and SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade...

Company name: the Plastics Industry Trade Association
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
PPG Aerospace expands sealants production capacity at UK facility

PPG Industries has upgraded aerospace sealants manufacturing operations at its Shildon, England, facility with installation of new equipment to increase capacity and efficiency to meet growing demand.According to Sean Lambourne, PPG market manager for sealants in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, the state-of-the-art equipment gives...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday October 02nd, 2014

 
SAIP at FEIPUR 2014 to present AGILE, the new excellence of POZZI INDUSTRIES

SAIP and POZZI INDUSTRIES group will be exhibiting from 11th to 13th November 2014 at the eighth edition of FEIPLAR COMPOSITES & FEIPUR - Exhibition and Congress on Composites, Polyurethane and Engineering Plastics, at Expo Center Norte (Green Hall) in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil (www.feiplar.com.br).AGILE - the new excellence of POZZI INDUSTRIES group -...

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
APS Elastomers Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

APS Elastomers, formerly known as Alliance Polymers & Services, celebrated five successful years in business. "These past five years have seen exciting changes, exponential growth and innovate solutions to our customers", says Stephane Morin, co-owner of APS Elastomers. APS Elastomers was founded by two of the plastic industry' s leading marketing...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
Dow Chemical fails to overturn $1.06 billion price-fixing award

A federal appeals court rejected Dow Chemical Co's bid to throw out a $1.06 billion verdict imposed after customers accused it of conspiring to artificially inflate polyurethane prices, saying enough evidence supported the class action award.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday said new U.S. Supreme Court limits on class...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday October 01st, 2014

 
Lapolla Industries Partners With White House to Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases and Fight Climate...

At a ceremony in Washington, DC, The White House announced Lapolla Industries, Inc. as an official private sector partner of the President's Climate Action Plan, recognizing the company's efforts to curb the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Lapolla is a Houston-based manufacturer...

Company name: LaPolla Industries, Inc
Published On: Monday September 29th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Zinc(II) complex compounds as catalysts for polyurethane compositions

The present invention relates to zinc(II) complex compounds of the formula Zn(L).sub.x(Y).sub.2-x, wherein the ligand L has the formula (I). Such complex compounds are particularly suitable as catalysts for two-component polyurethane compositions. The invention also relates to two-component polyurethane compositions including at least one...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Composition for forming thermally-cured coating film and thermally-cured coating film

The composition is a composition for forming a thermally-cured coating film, and comprises polyurethane resin comprising at least one group selected from the group consisting of a methacryloyloxy group, an acryloyloxy group, a methacryloyl group, and an acryloyl group; polythiol; and solvent.

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Multilayer film for decorative molding, polyurethane resin, and method for producing decorative...

A multilayer film includes a protective layer, a color layer and an adhesive layer, with a molding film disposed between either of the adjoining pairs of layers or on an opposite surface of the protective layer to the color layer, wherein the protective layer contains a polyurethane resin (U) formed at least from an active hydrogen component (A)...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Resin material and protective film

Disclosed is a resin material which is formed by polymerization of an acrylic resin containing a side chain having a hydroxyl group and a side chain having a fluorine atom, at least one kind of polyol having a weight-average molecular weight from 300 to 5000 and selected from compounds represented by the following Formula (A), and an isocyanate....

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> PHOTOCURABLE
Aqueous dispersed polyester resin compositions

The invention relates to a radiation curable aqueously dispersed polyester resin composition containing an emulsifier D and the reaction product AC of a hydroxy functional polyester resin A and an olefinically unsaturated compound C which can be radically polymerized and which is attached to the polyester resin backbone by an ester linkage or a...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Modified polyurethanes

The present invention relates to isocyanate functional prepolymers, aqueous polyurethane dispersions produced from the prepolymers and various uses of such dispersions. The prepolymers are prepared by reacting a diisocyanate, a dihydroxy compound having a number average molecular weight of from about 700 to about 16,000, and a trihydroxy component...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device comprising the same

The present invention discloses an adhesive composition, and a polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device including the same. More particularly, there are provided an adhesive composition which includes an acrylic copolymer having a functional group cross-linkable with isocyanate, a toluene diisocyanate-based cross-linking agent and an...

Company name: Dongwoo Fine-Chem
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Curable compositions containing isocyanate functional components having improved durability

A composition comprising a) one or more isocyanate functional components, one or more oligomers or prepolymers containing isocyanate functional groups and alkoxysilane groups, or prepolymers having a flexible backbone and silane moieties capable of silanol condensation: b) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanate moieties with active...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> WATER-BASED
Aqueous formulations based on crystalline or semicrystalline polyurethane polymers

The present invention relates to aqueous compositions based on crystalline or semicrystalline polyurethane polymers, processes for the preparation thereof and adhesive systems comprising these aqueous compositions and the use thereof.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Flexible polyamines, flexible amine-terminated adducts, compositions thereof and methods of use

Disclosed are flexible polyamines, flexible amine-terminated polyformal adducts, flexible-amine-terminated polythioether adducts, compositions comprising flexible polyamines and isocyanate-terminated prepolymers, and compositions comprising flexible amine-terminated adducts and isocyanate-terminated prepolymers. Uses of the compositions as...

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Bioabsorbable and biocompatible polyurethanes and polyamides for medical devices

Absorbable polyurethanes, polyamides and polyester urethanes prepared from at least one compound selected from: ##STR00001## or the corresponding diamines or diisocyanates thereof, wherein each X independently represents --CH.sub.2COO--, --CH(CH.sub.3)COO--, --CH.sub.2CH.sub.2OCH.sub.2COO--, --CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2CH.sub.2COO--,...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
FOAMS
Processes for producing polyurethane foams containing alkoxysilane functional polymers and uses...

Processes comprising: (a) providing a composition comprising at least one silane-terminated polyurethane preploymer prepared by a process comprising: reacting (A) at least one polyether having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 2000 to 8000 g/mol, and comprising 10 to 30 wt % ethylene oxide units based on all alkylene oxide units in the...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Polyurethane foam article

Herein are disclosed an apparatus and method for reaction injection molding of polyurethane foam. In the method, a recirculation loop containing polyols along with an effective amount of water, and a recirculation loop containing isocyanates, are each partially evacuated.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for making a polyurethane foam

Process for making a foam suitable as plant growth medium by reacting a polyisocyanate, a polyether polyol mixture and water at an isocyanate index of 90-150 wherein the polyol mixture used comprises at least 2 polyols and wherein the polyol mixture comprises less than 50% by weight oxyethylene calculated on the weight of the polyol mixture.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating material, coating film, backsheet for solar cell module, and solar cell module

An object of the present invention is to provide a coating material that can form a coating film that has an excellent adherence for sealants in solar cell modules as well as an excellent resistance to blocking. Further objects are to provide this coating film, a solar cell module backsheet that has this coating film, and a solar cell module that...

Company name: Daikin Industries
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Non-fluorinated urethane based coatings

A compound for imparting water repellency and optionally stain release to substrates wherein the compound is prepared by (i) reacting (a) at least one isocyanate group-containing compound selected from isocyanate, diisocyanate, polyisocyanate, or mixture thereof, and (b) at least one isocyanate-reactive compound selected from formula (Ia), (Ib), or...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Wheelsets for rail vehicles or parts of wheelsets for rail vehicles and method for coating

Disclosed are wheelsets having a cured coating produced from the application and curing of a composition comprising a component A comprising a1) 18 to 30% by weight of a polyether polyol with a hydroxy number of 300 to 500 mg KOH/g, a2) 38 to 60% by weight of castor oil, a3) 0.6 to 2.0% by weight of at least one di- or polyamine, a4) 5.6 to 9.0% by...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Coating materials comprising glycerol diesters and use thereof in multicoat paint systems

Described are coating materials comprising (a) at least one polymeric polyol selected from the group consisting of poly(meth)acrylate polyols, polyester polyols, polyurethane polyols and polysiloxane polyols, (b) at least one crosslinking agent selected from the group consisting of blocked and nonblocked polyisocyanates, amino resin crosslinkers,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Process for the production of an automotive oem multi-layer coating

A process for the production of an automotive OEM multi-layer coating, includes, but is not limited to applying a base coat layer onto an automotive substrate, applying a clear top coat layer onto the base coat layer, and jointly curing the base coat and clear top coat layers. The base coat layer is applied from a modified water-borne base coat...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Urethane adhesive composition

A urethane adhesive composition includes a first liquid and a second liquid, the first liquid containing a prepolymer obtained by reacting a polyisocyanate and a high-molecular-weight polyol (I), and at least one filler selected from talc and calcium carbonate, and containing 20 parts by mass or more of talc, 0 to 40 parts by mass of calcium...

Company name: Emulsion Technology
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Self-healing polycarbonate containing polyurethane nanotube composite

Thermoplastic elastomers containing carbon nanotubes that is an autonomous, intrinsic, and reversible self healing polymer that requires no intervention to induce self healing, that requires no sequestered healing agents are added to the matrix, and is capable of multiple healing events.

Company name: University of South Florida
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Isocyanate free polymers and methods of their production

The invention relates to novel methods for producing isocyanate-free synthetic materials, such as plastics, polymers and/or modified polyurethanes, comprising melt extrusion processing of combinations of thermoplastic polyurethane and nanoclays.

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Filled polyurethane composites and methods of making same

Composite materials and methods for their preparation are described herein. The composite materials include a polyurethane made from the reaction of an isocyanate and a mixture of polyols, and coal ash (e.g., fly ash). The mixture of polyols comprises at least two polyols including a high hydroxyl number polyol having a hydroxyl number greater than...

Company name: Boral Material Technologies
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Sizing compositions and sized products for thermoplastic composites

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

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Spiral mixer nozzle and method for mixing two or more fluids and process for manufacturing...

An apparatus for mixing at least first and second fluid, comprising: (a) a first nozzle comprising a first flow duct defining a first flow chamber, and having a first nozzle tip having a first discharge opening; and (b) a second nozzle comprising a second flow duct defining a second flow chamber, and having a second nozzle tip having a second...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE SUBSTITUTE
Lightweight polymer concrete composition

A lightweight foamed polymer concrete admixture for use in fabricating building components, the polymer concrete comprising a mixture of a polyol, an isocyanate, an aggregate, and water, wherein once mixed, the mixture releases carbon dioxide gas creating a foamed mixture that may be shaped to form a building component such as, but not limited to,...

Company name: Ply Gem Industries
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Accelerated low toxicity method of making a composite door

A low pressure, low toxicity method of making a composite door, and a door formed from the method involving the steps forming a door frame; installing a foam block within the door frame; applying a thin coating of 1 millimeter to 4 millimeters of an water activated adhesive made of isocyanate and an alkylating agent edge to edge on a front and back...

Company name: Glasscraft Door
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Coated electric cable for use in a welding device

An electric cable includes at least one power line having first and second ends, including multiple cores. Each core has a core insulation. All core insulations are enclosed by a common sheath surrounded by an oversheath that includes a material selected from silicones, perfluorocarbons, mica, glass fibers, metal fibers, ceramic fibers, and...

Company name: Balluff
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Electric cable for use in a welding device

An electric cable includes at least one power line having first and second ends, including multiple cores. Each core has a core insulation. All core insulations are enclosed by a common sheath. The core insulations and the sheath each include a material which is selected, independently of one another, from silicones, perfluorocarbons, cross-linked...

Company name: Balluff
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> PRINTING ROLLERS
Roller coating

A method of preparing the surface of a roller comprising adding a coating comprising isocyanate to a ground surface of the roller. A roller comprising a ground surface, the ground surface having unreacted hydroxyl (--OH) groups on the surface of the roller and a layer of isocyanate layered over the unreacted hydroxyl (--OH) groups on the surface of...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

The object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having superior abrasion resistance, durability and spin performance. The present invention provides a golf ball of the present invention has a core and a cover, wherein the cover is formed from a cover composition that contains, as a resin component, a thermoplastic polyurethane (A) and...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
Multi-piece golf ball comprising low hardness gradient core

A golf ball includes a single core formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition, an inner cover disposed about the core, and an outer cover. The inner cover includes an ionomeric material and has a hardness of about 60 Shore D or greater. The outer cover layer is disposed about the inner cover layer, is formed from a castable polyurea...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
System and method of forming a golf course sand bunker having improved stability

A golf course sand bunker comprising a soil layer, a base layer of playing sand covering at least 40% of the exposed area of the soil layer, a liquid-applied MDI urethane having a pre-cured viscosity within a selected range, a top layer of playing sand, and wherein the base layer of playing sand is adhered to the soil layer with the MDI urethane...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
Solid golf ball

The invention provides a solid golf ball which has a core of at least one layer and a cover of at least one layer. At least one layer of the core is formed primarily of polybutadiene and includes at least 0.05 part by weight of a polyurethane resin powder having an average particle size of not more than 2 mm per 100 parts by weight of rubber...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
Golf ball core having medium positive hardness gradient and high surface hardness

A golf ball includes a single solid core having a surface hardness and a geometric center hardness. The core has an outer diameter of about 1.5 to 1.62 inches. An outer cover layer formed from a polyurea or polyurethane has a first hardness, and an inner cover layer, disposed between the core and the outer cover, has a second hardness greater than...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
Pacemaker lead and other medical implant devices

An implantable medical device for electrical stimulation or sensing includes a body supporting at least one flexible elongate conductor element. The body includes an insulating structure that protects the flexible conductor element(s). The insulating structure is realized from multiple polymer layers wherein at least one of the polymer layers is...

Company name: Innovia
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Composite optical articles

Provided is a composite optical article including (a) a polymeric base layer comprising a sulfur-containing urethane-based material having a refractive index of at least 1.57; and (b) a polymeric outer layer cast over a surface of the base layer (a) comprising (i) a poly(urea-urethane) material having a refractive index of less than 1.57, and (ii)...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday October 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Method for producing polyurethane lens

Provided is a method for producing a polyurethane lens by polymerizing a composition containing a polyisocyanate compound and a specific polythiol compound having high reactivity, in which the method suffers less increase in viscosity with the lapse of time and thus is excellent in workability. The method for producing a polyurethane lens, contains...

Company name: Hoya
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Roller for transporting glass substrate and transporting device thereof

The present invention provides a roller for transporting glass substrate and a transporting device thereof. Wherein, the roller comprises: a cylindrical body and an outside layer coated on the side of the cylindrical body. The distance between the top and the bottom of the cylindrical body is 100.about.120 mm, the cylindrical body is made of MC...

Company name: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Chain transfer reagents in polyurethane-based photopolymer formulations

The present invention relates to photopolymer formulations comprising: matrix polymers (A), obtainable by reacting at least one polyisocyanate component (a) and one isocyanate-reactive component (b); a writing monomer (B); a photoinitiator (C); a catalyst (D); and a chain transfer reagent (E). A holographic medium that contains a photopolymer...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS
The heat resistance of a polyurethane coating filled with modified nano-CaCO3

The modification of polyurethane coating by adding surface-modified CaCO3 nanoparticles (nano-CaCO3) was investigated in this paper. To improve interfacial interaction between the nano-CaCO3 and the polyurethane (PU) matrix, a silane coupling agent (KH560) was used to modify the nano-CaCO3. The grafting of KH560 on the nano-CaCO3 surfaces was...

Company name: Beihang University
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> ELASTOMERIC COMPOSITION
CNT buckypaper/thermoplastic polyurethane composites with enhanced stiffness, strength and toughness

Carbon nanotube buckypaper/thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer composites were successfully fabricated. At certain polyurethane contents, the composites exhibited simultaneous improvements in stiffness (up to 6 GPa), strength (up to 120 MPa), ductility (up to 30%) and toughness (up to 36 MJ/m3). The measured elastic modulus of the composites could...

Company name: University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
High mechanical performance polyurea/organoclay nanocomposites

This study reported that the intercalation of C20 organoclay was achieved in polyurea (PUr) matrices. The significant reinforcement was observed in a highly crosslinked PUr (HPUr), in which the Young’s modulus, stress and elongation at break was improved by ∼40%, ∼110% and ∼50%, respectively, with the addition of 5 wt% C20. The...

Company name: Loughborough University
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Thermal degradation studies of poly(urethane–siloxane) thermosets based on co-poly(dimethyl)(methyl,...

A series of crosslinked hybrid poly(urethane–siloxane) networks based on comb-like structure co-poly(dimethyl)(methyl, 3-glycidoxypropyl) siloxane, epoxy-terminated urethane oligomer cured with diethylenetriamine, were obtained. The samples were submitted to thermal stability investigations at non-isothermal conditions in nitrogen and air. The...

Company name: Rzesz�w University of Technology
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Metabolites of organophosphate flame retardants and 2-ethylhexyl tetrabromobenzoate in urine from...

As a result of the polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) ban in the mid-2000s, the chemical flame retardant market has moved toward alterative compounds including chlorinated alkyl and nonchlorinated aryl organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs) as well as aromatic brominated compounds such as Firemaster 550 (FM550). Recent studies have shown that...

Company name: Duke University
Published On: Monday October 06th, 2014

 
 

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