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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
BASF increases prices for additives for plastic applications as well as for coating applications

Effective today, or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing prices for the majority of products in its additives and stabilizers portfolio for plastic applications as well as for several light stabilizers for coating applications by up to 10%. Price adjustments are a response to increasing costs. They also reflect the commitment to sustainable...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Ozone-depleting substance HCFC phaseout set in January

The government sees lower emission of harmful ozone-depleting substances (ODS) as it starts by Jan. 1, 2015 the phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) in compliance with the Montreal Protocol.HCFCs, while a better alternative to CFCs or chlorofluorocarbons, are compounds, gases or liquids, that hurt the ozone layer that prevents direct...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Michelman Launching Variety of Solutions for Engineered Wood Panel Manufacturers at 2014 EWTA Info...

Visitors to Michelman's booth at the 2014 EWTA Info Fair Supplier Exhibition will be introduced to a trio of new Michem Wood Release solutions for manufacturers of pMDI as well as conventional resin-based engineered wood panels. Michelman will be exhibiting in Booth 14 at the EWTA Exhibition being held in San Antonio, Texas from November 8-11,...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Albemarle to increase production capacity in Pasadena, Texas for its curative products

Albemarle Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals and services, announced today that it plans to increase production capabilities of its curatives products at its facility in Pasadena, Texas. The capacity investment will support Albemarle's ETHACURE 100 liquid curative product for...

Company name: Albemarle - Curatives
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Biosuccinium earns USDA certified biobased product label

Reverdia has earned the USDA certified biobased product label for its Biosuccinium bio-succinic acid. The USDA certified biobased product label verifies that the product's amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of...

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYCAPROLACTONE
Perstorp steps up its bioplastics competitiveness

Perstorp the world leader in ε-polycaprolactones (PCL) technology, marketed under the Capa™ brand, is stepping up its investment into the fast growing bioplastics market. World demand is expected to continue to grow at over 20% pa for the foreseeable future, and Capa™ Thermoplastics are already playing a vital role in enhancing biopolymer...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYBUTABIENE
Evonik plant for functionalized polybutadienes commences operation

Evonik Industries opened a new plant for hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) in Marl. The Group invested a mid-double-digit million euro amount in the plant, which has a production capacity of several thousand metric tons per year. Evonik will market HTPB under the brand name POLYVEST HT and with it the company is extending its polybutadienes...

Company name: Evonik Industries - POLYVEST
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
The first MDI unit of Wanhua Group formally stopped working

On October 31, the old MDI unit of Wanhua Yantai factory stopped working after 32 years of operation. Over two hundred of Wanhua staff came in front of it spontaneously to express their deep respect and gratitude.Wanhua Chemical's old MDI unit was established in 1978 and introduced from Japan to solve the problem of "wearing leather shoes" at that...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS>> LOW FREE MONOMER CONT.
Anderson Development offers new polyurethane products: Low Free TDI-Polycaprolactone Andur CL...

Anderson Development is now offering LFTDI prepolymers based on a polycaprolactone backbone. These new prepolymers have enhanced hydrolytic stability over a standard polyester prepolymer as well as being lower viscosity. They give 1.5 to almost 3 times the split tear strength and nearly equivalent resilience of a PTMEG-based prepolymer of the...

Company name: Anderson Development Company
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube to launch New Coating and Resin Products at EFY Expo India

Electrolube's newest advancements in conformal coatings and encapsulation resins will take centre stage at the EFY Expo Western India, which takes place at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on 26-28 November 2014. The electro-chemicals specialist will launch the UV cure conformal coating (UVCL) and the new PE7500 clear polyester...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Monday November 03rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ORIENTED STRAND BOARD
Environmental Assessment Office extends deadline for public input of MDI

The final day for the public to participate in the Environmental Assessment Office's approval process of LP Peace Valley OSB's pursuit for MDI has been extended to November 6.The original deadline for the public review period was slated for today, November 3, but after some technical difficulties, that date was pushed forward.They did extend it to...

Company name: Peace Valley OSB
Published On: Tuesday November 04th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Two-part polyurethane offers UV protection for production of high-quality carbon fiber parts.

MTI is the abbreviation for Membrane Tube Infusion and describes a suction hose sheathed with membrane, developed as a production aid for vacuum infusion by DD Compound (Ibbenburen, Germany) and distributed by German Advanced Composites (Miami, Fla.) in the U.S. This team now introduces an in-mold coating for infusion. Applied as the first layer...

Company name: German Advanced Composites
Published On: Tuesday November 04th, 2014

 
Industrial range of coatings for harsh applications

Axalta's industrial coatings range of Nason Industrial products are designed to provide long-term coating effectiveness and life cycle cost advantages.Whether the application is mining equipment, agricultural equipment or construction machinery, users can choose from a wide range of Axalta-made polyurethanes, epoxies, QD alkyds, modified acrylic...

Company name: Axalta Australia
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
European Coatings JOURNAL‘s November issue out now

It is considered that we waste a lot of things in our so-called throwaway society. But there is one thing nobody wants to waste at all: time.However sometimes it is not possible to take the shortcut. To be able offering quality products it is necessary and important to have tests. But who can afford to troubleshoot and waste too much time with...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Demilec introduces Spray Foam and Elastomeric Coating products specifically to meet oil and gas...

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has introduced two new products - Geolok and MaxGuard SLAM 250 - to make oil and gas pipeline construction, containment and industry processes easier, more durable and safer.Demilec is actively creating innovative products to meet the unique needs...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
The Industry's Newest Innovations Highlight Spray Foam Magazine's: November/December 2014 Issue is...

Spray Foam Magazine's last edition of 2014 has been published. The November/December Issue is now available to read for free online or via the Spray Foam Magazine App on tablets and mobile devices. The latest edition touches on some new innovations in the spray foam industry.Innovation and change are in the spray foam industry's blood, said Ryan...

Company name: Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
Selective Conformal Coating as a trend?

Despite the growing challenges it is facing, Conformal Coating is becoming more and more important. As printed circuit boards become smaller and smaller, the challenges faced when coating them grow. It is increasingly important that products are protected from damage from moisture, dust and other dirt, as this can lead to interference and even...

Company name: Rehm Thermal Systems
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
AkzoNobel strengthens Middle East presence with new powder coatings facility

AkzoNobel has started operations at its new Powder Coatings plant in Dubai. The facility will significantly increase capacity for the company's Interpon and Resicoat products.The state-of-the art site is AkzoNobel's sixth manufacturing plant in the Middle East and its 30th producing powder coatings around the world."This investment will further...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
Axalta Coating Systems Celebrates 50 Years of Commercial Powder Coatings

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, celebrates 50 years of commercially produced latest generation powder coatings, making it one of the oldest powder coating manufacturers in the world. Axalta got its start in commercial powder coatings in 1964 with the acquisition of the Teodur brand that had been...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Scott Bader Showcasing New Advanced Composites Applications at Composites Engineering Show 2014

Scott Bader is exhibiting advanced composite materials at the Composites Engineering Show 2014, taking place at the NEC from 11-12 November.According to Scott Bader, two new carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) applications using Crestapol 1250LV high performance acrylic resin, along with new Crestabond primer-less methacrylate structural...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
TPI Celebrates Opening of Second Blade Plant in China

TPI Composites, a leading global supplier of wind turbines and other composite structures headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., celebrated the opening of its newest wind blade manufacturing facility in Dafeng, China on October 25. The Dafeng plant measures 377,000 square feet and is located 130 miles north of Shanghai in Jiangsu Province.TPI is the...

Company name: TPI Composites
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
FRIMO announces new equipment for high-volume composites

FRIMO explains that its high-speed infrared welding systems are well suited for high performance reinforced plastics such as glass fiber-reinforced polyamides and other thermoplastics, which are becoming increasingly commonplace in structural components used in lightweight vehicle applications.FRIMO has added two new design sizes to its portfolio...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Tuesday November 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
PIMA releases Performance Bulletin: Polyiso vs XPS

PIMA has published a performance bulletin that highlights the positive benefits of polyiso when compared to XPS for wall applications.

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Tuesday November 04th, 2014

 
Walltite insulation makes for a grand design

Walltite spray-foam insulation from BASF has mastered the ultimate challenge - providing effective insulation to the walls and roof of a house built from shipping containers. And not just any house, but an amazingly beautiful design icon featured on TV's Grand Designs.Described by presenter Kevin McCloud as both "paranormal goo" and "the right...

Company name: Basf - Walltite
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Composite Panel Building Systems Introduces Composite Structural Insulated Panels

Composite Panel Building Systems (CPBS) introduces a fully composite structural insulated panel (C-SIP) designed to deliver superior performance by continuously insulating and sealing the building envelope. CPBS spokesperson said, "The C-SIP is unequaled in building science development and engineered with six functions integrated into one building...

Company name: Composite Panel Building Systems
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Innovation drives mattress industry supplier NCFI Polyurethanes

Mattress-industry supplier NCFI Polyurethanes was among the first in the business to manufacture flexible and rigid polyurethane foams 50 years ago.The Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company was founded in 1964 as North Carolina Foam Industries when Dr. Harris W. Ace Bradley and Barnhardt Mfg. Co., represented by Jacob O. Barnhardt, spearheaded...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday November 03rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Trelleborg's acquisition of coated fabrics businesses in North America finalized

Trelleborg has finalized the acquisition of assets and businesses from the U.S. based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC. Uretek and Archer develop and manufacture urethane-coated fabrics and rubber-coated fabrics respectively. Their products and solutions are used across multiple segments,...

Company name: Trelleborg
Published On: Tuesday November 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> TEXTILES
SAFE Polyurethanes Join Brentano Textile Line

The Brentano Design Studio embraced the latest in textile technology for the fall Affinity collection by developing series of fire retardant draperies, acoustical wall panel fabrics, performance fabrics and three new polyurethane faux leathers - now with ink|SAFE, a chemically bonded stain shield.Distinctly textured with snakeskin-esque, classic...

Company name: Brentano
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> PIPES INSULATION & SEALING
Plan set for pipeline networks expansion

THE GOVERNMENT will issue a regulatory framework to promote the construction of gas and oil pipeline infrastructure by next year, Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee said yesterday.Speaking on the sidelines of the "World National Oil Companies Congress Asia" held in Bangkok, Narongchai told reporters natural gas had been offered "everywhere" in...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical Public Company
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Bayer MaterialScience at Compamed 2014: New material combination for modern wound dressings

Bayer MaterialScience is introducing a new product combination for advanced wound care and NPWT applications at the Compamed medical technology trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 12 to 14. The new product comprises adhesives and films made from polyurethane raw materials. The company is also presenting a broad range of material...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday November 04th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
5 Reasons Why Polyurethane Might Be A Perfect Fit For Your Caster Wheel Application

Tough. Durable. Long-lasting. All of these attributes come to mind when describing polyurethane casters - which have become a popular option for wheel tread on industrial casters and wheels of all types. Polyurethane tires - when added to drive wheels, industrial wheels or casters - can have numerous benefits that may not be immediately evident -...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
OSV Technologiya successful participation at the seminar "New Technologies for Furniture Production"...

Last Tuesday, on the 4th of November the company DekorPanels (Lithuana), OSV Technologiya partner, and Woodline company successfully held the international technical seminar "New Technologies for Furniture Production" with more than 50 participants from Baltic countries.During the seminar there were demonstrated in operation new technologies for...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Rim Polymers eyeing next phase of growth

Leading polyurethane (PU) foaming equipment maker, Rim Polymers, announces today that they are currently looking at expanding in the Brazil and Latin America market.For the expansion, the top management of Rim Polymers will be attending the Feiplar Composites & Feipur exhibition 2014. In additon, they will be looking at a breakthrough in the...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
PolyTalk 2014 - „No sustainable future without a competitive manufacturing sector

How can we reconcile competitiveness and sustainability policy goals in Europe? What can been done to reduce the high energy costs that are crippling European industry? What are the concrete steps that need to be taken in the short-term to make the long-term vision of a competitive and resource efficient Europe a reality? And what is the potential...

Company name: PolyTalk 2014
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
FFL Completes Icynene Acquisition

FFL, a private equity firm focused on growth investments in middle market companies, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Icynene Group Limited ("Icynene"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of spray polyurethane foam insulation products. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.Headquartered in Mississauga,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Chemtura completes sale to Platform Specialty Products

Chemtura Corporation announced that it has completed the sale of its agrochemicals business, Chemtura AgroSolutions, to Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company, for approximately $1 billion, consisting of $950 million in cash and 2 million shares of Platform's common stock. The purchase price is subject to...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
Huntsman Inaugurates New India Subcontinent Headquarters in Mumbai

Huntsman Corporation today inaugurated its new India corporate office, in Andheri, Mumbai. The 220,000 square feet, seven story building will initially house some 300 Huntsman associates, including over 100 technical staff spread across three floors of state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities.The ceremony was led by Peter R. Huntsman,...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Wednesday November 05th, 2014

 
BASF Venture Capital leads a $3 million Series A financing in SLIPS Technologies Inc.

BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjorg Wyss has also participated in the financing.SLIPS Technologies develops customized, highly-repellent slippery surfaces for customers in all...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday November 03rd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Urethanes used as additives in a photopolymer formulation

The invention relates to a photopolymer formulation comprising matrix polymers, writing monomers and photo initiators, to a method for producing said photopolymer formulation, a photopolymer formulation obtained according to said method, a sheeting, a film, a layer, a layer structure or a moulded body made from said photopolymer formulation and to...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Phosphorous based polyaddition / polyurethane-urea polyols

Embodiments of the invention include a polymer polyol dispersions. The polymer dispersions include a reaction product of a reaction system, where the reaction system includes: at least one polyol, at least one phosphorus based flame retardant having at least one active hydrogen attached to a nitrogen or oxygen atom, at least one of a co-reactant...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compounds as catalysts for polyurethane compositions

The invention relates to dioxomolybdenum (VI) complex compounds of the formula MoO.sub.2(L).sub.x(Y).sub.2-x, where the ligand L has the formula (I). Such complex compounds are suitable in particular as catalysts for one- and two-component polyurethane compositions. The invention also relates to two-component polyurethane compositions including at...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Catalyst composition for production of polyurethane resin and method for producing polyurethane...

To provide a catalyst composition which is a catalyst composition not impairing the physical properties of a polyurethane resin and the storage stability of the starting material blend liquid and which is capable of producing a polyurethane resin excellent in curability and also excellent in moldability by suppressing the initial reactivity, with...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Process for production of polymer polyols

The present invention provides a process for preparing a polymer polyol (PMPO) by alkoxylating a starter compound(s) having active hydrogen atoms in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, radical initiator(s) and optionally PMPO stabilizers and simultaneously polymerizing unsaturated monomer(s) with radical initiator(s). The polymer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Hydroxy-aminopolymers and method for producing the same

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a hydroxy-amino polymer, comprising the steps: a) reacting an H-functional starter compound carrying at least one Zerewitinoff-active H atom with an unsaturated cyclic carboxylic acid anhydride and at least one alkylene oxide compound to give a hydroxyl-group-carrying prepolymer, b)...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Method for producing polyether ester polyols

The present invention provides a process for producing polyether ester polyols on the basis of renewable raw materials, the polyether ester polyols produced by the process according to the invention, the use thereof for the purpose of producing polyurethanes, and also polyurethanes containing the polyether ester polyols according to the invention

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Enhanced thermoset resins containing pre-treated natural origin cellolosic fillers

A process of formulating a curable thermoset resin formulation is provided that includes reacting a natural cellulosic filler with at least one of: a silsesquioxane, a isocyanate, a base, or an organic acid to form a reduced hydrophilicity filler. By intermixing the resulting reduced hydrophilicity filler with a thermoset cross linkable polymeric...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Coated films

Disclosed is a coating composition and coated film having the coating composition adhered thereto in which the coating composition comprises particulate filler; binder composition comprising acrylic polymer and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers; non-cross-linking adhesion promoter; and optionally urethane polymer, styrene-acrylic copolymer, or a...

Company name: Jindal Films Americas
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Method of adjusting the tack value of a binder composition

The present invention is directed to a method for adjusting the tack value of a binder material formed from a composition comprising an emulsion wherein the emulsion comprises water and an emulsifiable prepolymer and wherein the emulsifiable pre-polymer is the reaction product of (i) an isocyanate compound, (ii) a polyol compound, and (iii) a monol...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Resin composition for adhesive containing plate-like inorganic compound, and adhesive

An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composition for adhesives, the resin composition mainly containing a resin that has a good adhesive strength or a good oxygen-barrier property, and an adhesive obtained by applying the resin composition onto a film. The object is achieved by providing a resin composition for adhesives, the...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOPLASTIC
Resin composition and multilayered structure

A resin composition, contains: a thermoplastic polyurethane (A); a thermoplastic polyurethane (B); and an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (C), wherein an isocyanate group content (mole) in raw materials of the thermoplastic polyurethane (A) is greater than a hydroxyl group content (mole) therein, an isocyanate group content (mole) in raw materials...

Company name: Kuraray
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ELASTOMERS>> GELS
Use of elastomers to produce gels for treating a wellbore

A method of treating an earth formation that includes introducing at least one blocked isocyanate in a liquid phase into the earthen formation; introducing at least one active hydrogen compound into the earthen formation; and contacting the blocked isocyante and the active hydrogen compound form an elastomeric gel is disclosed.

Company name: M-I L.L.C.
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Method of preparing hydrogel structure

A method of preparing hydrogel structure, wherein the hydrogel structure comprises: (a) a one way penetrating polyurethane film layer, (b) a hydrophobic pressure sensitive adhesive layer, (c) a multi-directional elastic meltblown nonwoven, (d) an interpenetrating polymer network, and (e) a hydrophilic hydrogel; and the method comprises: (i) coating...

Company name: Compose Element
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Multifunctional porous aramids (aerogels) and fabrication thereof

The present disclosure provides a series of new and improved porous polyamide aerogels derived from multifunctional aromatics that combine the high mechanical strength of aramids with the pore structure of aerogels. The polyamide aerogels have a hyperbranched structure, relatively low density, high porosity and are derived from functionalized...

Company name: The University of Missouri
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Cosmetic composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of polysiloxane/polyurea and a silane,...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of polysiloxane/polyurea copolymer and a silane, and to a cosmetic treatment process using said composition.

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Cosmetic composition comprising a supramolecular compound capable of establishing hydrogen bonds,...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least: (a) a supramolecular compound that may be obtained by reaction between: --at least one oil bearing at least one nucleophilic reactive function chosen from OH and NH.sub.2, and --at least one junction group capable of establishing...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Cosmetic composition comprising an urea or amide based alpha-alkoxysilane

The invention relates to a cosmetic composition, in particular a composition for making up and/or caring for keratin materials, preferably a nail makeup, comprising the compound of chemical formula (I) below: (I) in which: m represents an integer equal to 0 or 1; n represents an integer between 2 and 8; R1 represents a group (C.sub.1-C.sub.20)alkyl...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Cosmetic compositions comprising latex film formers

Disclosed are cosmetic compositions comprising latex film formers chosen from at least one random styrene acrylate copolymer or derivatives thereof, and at least one acrylate copolymer or derivatives thereof, in combination with at least one coalescent and/or plasticizer. Also disclosed are cosmetic compositions comprising at least one latex film...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam

A method of making a polyurethane foam from a mixture of isocyanate modified polyol and foam-forming ingredients, wherein the isocyanate modified polyol is made by reacting at least one polyol with at least one multifunctional isocyanate, wherein the isocyanate modified polyol is a non-foamed polyol polymer having available OH groups, wherein the...

Company name: Green Urethanes Limited
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
High abrasion resistance coating process

A process for coating a front and back surface of an industrial textile to increase its abrasion resistance is disclosed. The coating process comprises the steps of coating the textile with a coating compound, heating coated textile at a temperature of 120 degree Celsius and drying the coated textile for 60 seconds. Two passes of coating is applied...

Company name: AKKO Global
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Coating agent compositions, coatings made therefrom and exhibiting high scratch resistance and good...

Disclosed are nonaqueous coating material compositions comprising (A) at least one polyhydroxyl-group-containing compound, (B) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound having free or blocked isocyanate groups, and (D) at least one catalyst for the crosslinking of silane groups, where component (B) comprises at least one structural unit...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Coating composition

A coating composition, in particular a clear coat coating composition, with a resin solids content comprising a cross-linkable binder component having functional groups with active hydrogen and a cross-linker component, wherein the cross-linker component comprises at least one isocyanate-functional urethane component comprising at least one...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
One-pot synthetic method for synthesizing silver-containing waterborne polyurethane

The present invention relates to a one-pot synthetic method for synthesizing silver-containing waterborne polyurethane (WBPU). The method includes the steps of adding a silver ion-containing solution, such as silver nitrate solution, into WBPU emulsion to form a silver-containing PU emulsion by stirring, and dehydrating the silver-containing PU...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Enhanced material adhesive composites

Apparatus and method for a photoluminescent composite. The composite comprises a film layer (e.g., clear, mirrored, reflective, or graphically printed) and a material mixture (e.g., comprising epoxy, urethane, polyurethane, or silicone) deposited above the film layer. The composite further comprises a pigment mixture having a photoluminescent...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Polyurethane adhesive having low gross heat of combustion and insulation panels assembled with such...

A polyurethane adhesive having a low gross heat of combustion is used to assemble insulation panels such as mineral wool insulation panels. The polyurethane adhesive contains a polyisocyanate side and a polyol side. The polyol side includes a certain polyether ether polyol and an aromatic polyester diol. The mixture of these polyols provides...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Hot melt moisture cure adhesive compositions

An adhesive composition that includes: one or more polyester polyether copolymers of formula I: ##STR00001## wherein Nu is a predominately cyclic nucleus and R.sup.1 is randomly selected from either a C.sub.2-6 alkylene or an amorphous, long-chain polyether subunit including a polyoxyalkylene group; one or more polyisocyanate prepolymers that...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Hybrid sealant composition

An acrylic-polyurethane hybrid sealant composition is provided with desirable physical and mechanical properties such as superior adhesion, tensile strength, rheology and bond strength. In particular, the sealant composition of the invention is formulated with isocyanate modified acrylic polymer The composition includes an acrylic pre-polymer, an...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Sound absorbing and sound blocking reinforced board for vehicle and method manufacturing the same

A sound absorbing and sound blocking reinforced board for a vehicle is provided, which has advantages of simultaneously satisfying sound absorbing properties. The sound absorbing and sound blocking reinforced board is capable of reducing environmental pollutants and improving economic efficiency by including a sound absorbing layer, which includes...

Company name: Hyundai-Kia Motors R&D Division
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Insulated electric cable

An insulated electric cable 10 has a core member 1 formed by stranding a plurality of core wires 4, each of the core wires 4 including a conductor 5 and an insulating layer 6 covering the conductor 5, an inner sheath 7 covering the core member 1, an outer sheath 8 covering the inner sheath 7, and a paper tape 2 disposed between the core member 1...

Company name: Sumitomo Electric Industries
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> ARCHERY ARROW
Archery arrow having improved flight characteristics

The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various...

Company name: Aldila Golf
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

The object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball that satisfies both of the flight distance at the shot with a driver, a long iron, and a middle iron and the controllability at the approach shot with a short iron and is also excellent in the abrasion resistance of the cover. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a core...

Company name: SRI Sports
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
Golf ball with dual core and thermoplastic polyurethane cover

A golf ball comprising a core comprising an inner core center and an outer core layer disposed over the inner core center. The inner core center has a deflection of greater than 0.210 inch under a load of 100 kilograms and the core has a deflection ranging from 0.120 inch to 0.090 inch under a load of 200 pounds. An inner mantle layer is disposed...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
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: Friday November 07th, 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: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
Tin free silyl-terminated polymers

Embodiments of the invention provide for methods of producing a composition comprising a crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer having at least one crosslinkable silyl group in each molecule. The method comprises providing a polymer having at least one unsaturated group and at least one alcoholic hydroxyl group in each molecule, adding to the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday November 06th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Star-shaped polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-polycaprolactone-polyurethane as biomaterials for...

Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) is a unique molecule that is composed of an inorganic silica core with eight organic functional arms, which can be used as a nucleus for covalent bonding to create star-shaped block copolymers with improved mechanical and biological properties. In this work, highly porous star-shaped...

Company name: National University of Singapore
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Apparatus for the vertical orientation cone calorimeter testing of flexible polyurethane foams

Of concern to regulators and fire safety engineers is how flexible polyurethane foam drips and flows during burning. Specifically, flexible polyurethane foam forms a burning ‘pool’ of liquid as the foam decomposes, which can lead to accelerated flashover events. To fully study this phenomenon where the ‘pool fire’ accelerates heat release,...

Company name: University of Dayton Research Institute
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Achieving Outstanding Mechanical Performance in Reinforced Elastomeric Composite Fibers Using Large...

A simple fiber spinning method used to fabricate elastomeric composite fibers with outstanding mechanical performance is demonstrated. By taking advantage of the large size of as‐prepared graphene oxide sheets (in the order of tens of micrometers) and their liquid crystalline behavior, elastomeric composite fibers with outstanding low strain...

Company name: University of Wollongong
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
Conductive composites from polyaniline and polyurethane sulphonate anionomer

The present work describes the synthesis of conductive composite of polyurethane sulphonate anionomer (PUSA) and para toluene sulphonic acid doped polyaniline (PANI-PTSA). HCl‐doped PANI was synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline in HCl, which was converted to PANI-EB by treatment with NH4OH. PTSA doped PANI was...

Company name: Gauhati University
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Dielectric properties of modified graphene oxide filled polyurethane nanocomposites and its...

This study aims at investigating the dynamic mechanical, dielectric and rheological properties of reinforced polyurethane (PU) nanocomposites containing hydrophilic graphene oxide (GO) and/or hydrophobic modified graphene oxide (mGO) sheets. The organic modification of GO was performed with 4,4′-methylenebis (phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) and the...

Company name: Université de Bretagne Sud
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Homes can wrap up warm with super-insulating foam

A super-insulator and fire retardant foam has been created by freezing together cellulose nanofibres, graphene oxide and clay nanorods. The material boasts much lower thermal conductivity than expanded polystyrene and polyurethane insulation and, unlike these polymers, the new foam does not need to be impregnated with organic flame retardants....

Company name: Stockholm University
Published On: Friday November 07th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Does the Type of Sleep Surface Influence Infant Wellbeing in the NICU?

To evaluate whether different mattress surfaces (standard vinyl-covered foam mattress [SFM] versus viscoelastic polyurethane mattress [VPM]) are associated with differences in nurses' perceptions of infant sleep/restfulness, nurses' assessment of infant pain, parents' perceptions of infant comfort/crying, infant weight, and vital signs among babies...

Company name: Baptist Health Lexington
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Inception cohort study of workers exposed to toluene diisocyanate at a polyurethane foam factory:...

Isocyanates are one of the most commonly reported causes of occupational asthma; however, the risks of developing isocyanate asthma in modern production facilities remain poorly defined. We evaluated TDI exposure and respiratory health among an inception cohort of workers during their first year of employment at a new polyurethane foam production...

Company name: Yale University School of Medicine
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Effects of the structures of end groups of pendant polydimethylsiloxane attached to a polyurethane...

End groups with different structures were grafted to polyurethane (PU) using poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) as a spacer. The low-temperature toughness of the PUs was tested at −30DEGC, and the structure selectivities of the end groups for low-temperature toughness were compared. The PDMS functioned as a flexible linker that connected the end...

Company name: The University of Suwon
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Development of Shape Memory Polyurethane based on Polyethylene Glycol and Liquefied...

In this study, a series of shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) were synthesized successfully by the bulk polymerization method from liquefied 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (L-MDI), 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and polyethylene glycol (PEG). The influence of the hard segment content (HSC) on the structure, morphology, properties and...

Company name: Shenzhen University
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
Design of Multistimuli-Responsive Shape-Memory Polymer Materials by Reactive Extrusion

Shape-memory polymers (SMPs) are a class of stimuli-responsive materials that have attracted tremendous attention in various applications, especially in the medical field. While most SMPs are thermally actuated, relating to a change of thermal transition (e.g., melting temperature), SMPs that can be actuated upon exposure to light are emerging....

Company name: University of Mons
Published On: Monday November 10th, 2014

 
 

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