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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> GREEN BASED
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and Okamura Collaborate on Sustainable Furniture

Okamura, in collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, launched the company's first office furniture coated with a biobased powder coating made with Susterra l,3-propanediol. Susterra propanediol is a biobased ingredient used in a high-performing powder coating that has a biomass mark from the Japan Organic Recycling Association...

Company name: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Cornell Chronicle Reports on Commercial Debut of Converge Polyol

A sustainable, low-cost polymer developed by Cornell chemists has had its commercial debut.The polymer, called polypropylene carbonate, is made using a class of catalysts that was invented in the lab of Geoffrey Coates, professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and further developed by the Cornell spinoff...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Clemson developing materials that heal themselves

If you cut yourself shaving, it's no big problem because you know it will heal.But what if you scratch the screen on your cell phone, or scrape your car up against something and put a long scratch on the fender?In the future, that will be no problem either, once the technological breakthroughs made at a Clemson University lab find their way onto...

Company name: Clemson University
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
BASF launches its first high-tech Refinish Competency Training Facility in Johannesburg, South...

BASF Coatings Services, BASF Group's company specialized in the paints and coatings industry, today inaugurated its state-of-the-art training facility for automotive refinishing in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The new Refinish Competence Center (RCC) is the first facility of its kind to be established in the country by the company.The new...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete introduces new aliphatic flooring topcoat for Australian food and beverage industry

Flowcrete Australia announces the first gloss-finish, fully aliphatic polyurethane screed topcoat in the Australasian flooring market.Cementitious polyurethane screeds are a preferred flooring choice within the food manufacturing and processing sector for their durability; chemical- and slip-resistant surface; impressive thermal shock resistance...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
How Spray Foam Insulation Can Turn Your Home Into A Theatre-Quality Sound Room

No matter where people live, there seems to be plenty of noise pollution: sirens, car radios with blaring bass, rumbling trucks, trains, low-flying airplanes and helicopters, mowers, trimmers, blowers, loud neighbors . . . . These unwanted noises can be an invisible irritant that invade one's living space.A great energy-efficient way to lower the...

Company name: Foam Kit Solutions
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
HumiSeal presenting at High-Reliability & Conformal Coating Conference

HumiSeal , a leading manufacturer and distributor of conformal coatings has announced that Jeff Sargent, Director of R&D will be taking part in the upcoming High-Reliability and Conformal Coating Conference being organised by the IPC & SMTA. The 3-day event will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, Illinois from the 18th - 20th November...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
Nordson ASYMTEK Distributor Amtest Group Provides Selective Conformal Coating Equipment and Support...

Nordson ASYMTEK, a Nordson company, a leader in dispensing, jetting, and coating equipment and technologies, announces that its distributor, the Amtest Group, has sold a Nordson ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940E selective conformal coating system to APRI, Czech Republic, to automate its conformal coating process. The system has enabled APRI to increase...

Company name: Nordson
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Dow Introduces Revolutionary Flashing and Sealant for Commercial Building Industry

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today introduced LIQUIDARMOR™ - CM Flashing and Sealant, an innovative, patented liquid flashing solution designed to provide commercial buildings advanced moisture and air sealing protection. An innovative alternative to flashing tape, the elastomeric spray forms a tight,...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
2014 Greenbuild LivingHome Showcases High-Performance Insulation With CertainTeed Products

A cadre of innovative wallboard and insulation products from CertainTeed is delivering a perfect blend of performance and sustainability to the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome. Designed and developed by LivingHomes and in partnership with Make It Right, the LEED Platinum net-zero home will serve as a showcase of how today's most cutting-edge sustainable...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Polyiso Insulation Chosen for State-of-the-Art Affordable Housing

Polyiso roof insulation will be used in an innovative apartment building project that combines state-of-the-art environmental features with affordable rents for homeless families. The polyiso insulation, donated by the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Associations' (PIMA) Hunter Panels and Atlas Roofing Company, as well as by Carlisle...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
Areas in the home where adding insulation can make a big difference

As winter draws near, more and more Americans are considering how insulation can have a positive impact on their heating costs. Homes that suffer from air leaks will be hit the hardest as heating appliances work overtime due to warm air escaping the home. Those residents looking to resolve these leaks and stabilize their heating costs can benefit...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
BASF recognized with Sustainability Leadership and Supplier Performance awards from Johnson Controls

BASF , the world's largest chemical company, was recently awarded with a trio of accolades from global multi-industrial company Johnson Controls.After receiving both a Silver 2014 North American Supplier Performance Award and a Sustainability Leadership Award from Johnson Controls' Automotive Seating Division last month, BASF has now received...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
Automotive interior trim testing - open day

Automotive Original Engineering Manufacturers (OEMs) demand the highest quality components throughout the supply chain. Every automotive material and component must undergo rigorous testing and meet the highest industry and legal requirements.This impacts every tier of the supply chain, including companies supplying and sourcing interior components...

Company name: Satra
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Should BMW Adopt Michelin Airless Tires?

Rumor of the day comes from TorqueNews who reports on Michelin's new tire technology, ‘Tweel', a combination of an airless tire and a wheel, and its possible adoption by BMW.This new technology is a revolutionary change in the way we perceive wheels and tires. Its significant advantage over pneumatic tires is that the Tweel does not use a bladder...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
Michelin making airless tires at its 10th SC plant

Michelin's 10th plant in South Carolina, opening Thursday, will produce the company's innovative airless radial tire and develop the concept's future generations, company officials told The Associated Press in advance of a news conference.Commercial production of the Tweel, named to reflect the tire and wheel combination, comes nearly 10 years...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> BODY PARTS
New BMW M3 and M4 Get PUR Performance Parts for Essen

Besides tuning parts for the X3 and X4, BMW's booth at the Essen Motor Show will also include styling and equipment upgrades for the M3, M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible.New aerodynamic components for the M3 and M4 include add-on parts in carbon for the side sections of the front bumper, a front attachment made from polyurethane (PUR), a carbon rear...

Company name: BMW
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
California regulators clarify that new FR labeling law doesn't apply to mattresses

The California Bureau of Electronics & Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings & Thermal Insulation, which regulates mattress safety in California, has issued a new document, "Senate Bill (SB) 1019 Frequently Asked Questions, which reiterates that mattresses are not subject to the state's new fire-retardant chemicals labeling requirements for furniture,...

Company name: The California Bureau of Electronics & Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings & Thermal Insulation
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Non-leather footwear: new export hope

Bangladesh is emerging as a leading supplier of non-leather footwear for low prices and good quality, according to industry people.The country is now supplying sports shoes, sandals, flip-flops and boots to a number of leading global retailers including H&M, Decathlon, Kappa, Skechers, Fila and Puma.Non-leather footwear exports stood at $171.57...

Company name: Fortuna Leather Craft
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> HELMET
STX and Schutt Join Forces to Revolutionize the Lacrosse Helmet Market

Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, has partnered with Schutt Sports to revolutionize the lacrosse helmet, unveiling the Stallion 500™ helmets in retail stores around the country today. Schutt, the world's leading maker of football helmets and faceguards, now has 50% of the skill position players in the NFL wearing their...

Company name: Schutt Sports
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE>> STEERING WHEELS
New Torcello wheel offers easy customization

Among the many benefits of polyurethane steering wheels are the variety of designs and ability to customize, enhancing the wheel itself and complementing a boat's decor. Schmitt & Ongaro introduces the Torcello by Stella, an all-new polyurethane wheel with numerous decorative options.The innovative Torcello allows customers to vary the richness of...

Company name: Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Unique furniture decor elements

Last week, OSV Technologiya team of technologists produced new samples of unique furniture decorative elements from polyurethane foam.These products are produced from casting mass based on polyurethane foam Dekolast 3 using OSV mixing and casting equipment. Casting moulds are prepared by our experts using silicone ZA 22 Mould due to OSV...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> TOOLING AND MODELING BOARDS
High Density Urethane - Precision Board Plus HDU: So realistic they'd probably fool a magnet!

Atlas Signs and Plaques exclusively uses Precision Board Plus PBLT-30 HDU to create custom metal-coated signs and plaques for home, business, and gifts. In addition to the most unique designs on the planet, the signs offer the look and luster of foundry castings at a fraction of the price. Owner Janey Freid says. "Atlas Signs and Plaques is...

Company name: Coastal Enterprises
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Eximo flexible ducting keeps food factories clean

FoodFlex from ducting specialist Eximo SpeedLOCK is a medium weight, flexible polyurethane ducting product that is clear of colour, allowing inspection of product in food manufacturing environments as it travels along the system.Food manufacturing requires the factory environment to be kept clean and free of potential contaminants. In addition to...

Company name: Eximo
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Xerium Introduces CemPress Polyurethane Roll Cover Technology for Fibre Cement Machines

Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched CemPress polyurethane roll technology for drive roll applications on fibre cement machines. CemPress utilizes an innovative compound with special processing which delivers excellent wear resistance for fibre cement machines that...

Company name: Xerium Technologies, Inc
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
OSV Technologiya customer service for customers in Western and Eastern Europe

To provide the customers with the best service in Western and Eastern Europe, OSV Technologiya organized customer service in Lithuania on the basis of DekorPanels company.On the basis of this company there is office, laboratory, as well as the stock of spare parts. A team of experienced professionals is always ready to advise customers on any...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
BDCA Makes Direct Originated Investment in Icynene, a Maker and Distributor of Spray Polyurethane...

Business Development Corporation of America, a business development company primarily focused on senior debt investments in middle market private companies, closed on a direct originated transaction for Icynene U.S. Acquisition Corp. ("Icynene Acquisition") as borrower, to be used as acquisition financing for a transaction involving Icynene...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
US Carpenter, Leggett & Platt to settle PU foam price-fixing suit

Polyurethane foam producers Leggett & Platt and Carpenter have agreed to settle a price-fixing lawsuit filed against them by customers who bought material directly from the companies, according to documents obtained on Wednesday. Under the settlement agreements, Carpenter will pay $108m, while Leggett & Platt will pay $39.8m. Both companies denied...

Company name: Carpenter
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
BASF sparks innovation through new partnerships

Vice chairman of the Board of executive directors, BASF SE Martin Brudermueller spoke to VIR's Bao Giang about BASF's anticipated participation at the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business and its plans to boost innovation in Vietnam.Why does BASF want to take part in the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK)?At BASF, we intensively...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
Kemira inaugurated its state-of-the-art chemical production plant in Nanjing, China

Kemira celebrated the completion of the company's new Nanjing production base. Over 200 distinguished guests were invited to witness this historical moment, including Marja Joenusva, Consul General of the Republic of Finland, and Jari Rosendal, President and CEO at Kemira, senior officials from the Nanjing government, Kemira's clients, media...

Company name: Kemira
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
Chemtura will be part of something bigger

US-based specialty chemicals producer Chemtura will be part of something bigger, whether it is achieved through buying, selling or merging, the CEO said on Tuesday."From my perspective, I think there is a lot of value there from both a synergy perspective, whether it is corporate synergies or broader market synergies," said Craig Rogerson, CEO. "I...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 
A. Stucki Co. forms industrial division

A. Stucki Company, a manufacturer and supplier of engineered products and services for international rail transportation and other markets, has formed several subsidiaries into an industrial division to emphasize its full range of production capabilities.Included in the industrial division are:■ Alco Spring Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of...

Company name: A. Stucki Company
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Flexible Products from the Flexible People at Foam Techniques

With a client list that includes companies in regions including the Middle East, Brazil and Russia, Foam Techniques Ltd are as keen as ever to provide a service for customers right on their doorstep.The foam conversion operation at Booth Drive, on the Park Farm Industrial Estate in Wellingborough, specialises in foam products for a host of...

Company name: Foam and Rubber Products
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
Two Composite Veterans Join HORN's Technical Sales Team

HORN, one of North America's premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today announced the addition of Ron Adams and Robby White to the HORN Composites and Fabrication Materials (CFM) sales team. Adams and White each bring to HORN more than 20 years of composite industry experience in manufacturing and sales to...

Company name: The E.T. Horn Company
Published On: Thursday November 20th, 2014

 
Three new members on the board of FSK

Three new members were elected to the board of the German Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (Fachverband Schaumkunststoffe und Polyurethane e. V. (FSK)): Herbert Radunz (Bayer MaterialScience Oldenburg GmbH & Co. KG), Dr. Dirk-Endres Hein (F. S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH) and Dr. Ulrich Fehrenbacher (Ruhl Puromer GmbH).For...

Company name: FSK
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
Tempur Sealy International Appoints Jay Spenchian Chief Marketing Officer

Tempur Sealy International Inc., the world's largest bedding provider, today announced the appointment of Jay G. Spenchian as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. Spenchian will report to Tim Yaggi, Chief Operating Officer.The appointment of Spenchian as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer -a new role at Tempur Sealy...

Company name: Tempur Sealy
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
ENVIRONMENTAL
Companies that adopt eco-friendly practices will have a competitive advantage

Green manufacturing pertains to the use of environment friendly, sustainable, green processes to reduce or eliminate pollution and waste. Green production processes use inputs with a low environmental impact, which generate minimal or no waste or pollution. Such green manufacturing practices include minimizing the use of natural resources, and...

Company name: Companiesandmarkets.com
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Associative thickeners based on hyperbranched polymers

The present invention relates to associative polyurethane thickeners which comprise hyperbranched polymers in polymerized-in form, to the preparation of these thickeners, and to the use thereof, particularly in cosmetic preparations.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Novel phosphonamidates-synthesis and flame retardant applications

A group of novel compounds containing one or more amino substituted DOPO (9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-phosphaphenthren-10-oxide) moieties. The compounds were found to have good flame retardant properties and also good thermal stability, which makes them particularly suitable as flame retardant additives for various thermoplastic polymers. In particular,...

Company name: EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
Thermoset polyurethane foam containing brominated polymeric flame retardant

Prepare a thermoset polyurethane foam containing a brominated polymer with aliphatic bromine as a flame retardant.

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Bismuth-containing catalyst for polyurethane compositions

Invention relates to bismuth-containing catalysts, obtainable by reacting at least one bismuth(III) salt or bismuth(III) complex with at least one 1,3-ketoamide with the formula (I). Such complex compounds are suited in particular as catalysts for one- and two-component polyurethane compositions. The invention further relates to two-component...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> OLIGOMERS
Polyetheramine macromonomers comprising two neighboring hydroxyl groups and their use for producing...

The object of the invention are compounds of the formula (2) wherein R.sup.1 is H, methyl or ethyl, R.sup.2 is C.sub.1- to C.sub.4 alkyl, A is a C.sub.2- to C.sub.4 alkylene group, m is number from 10 to 400, n is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, a method for their production and their use in the production of polyurethane prepolymers. ##STR00001##

Company name: Clariant GmbH
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for continuous isocyanate modification

A process for continuous preparation of oligomeric or polymeric isocyanates by catalytic modification of monomeric di- and/or triisocyanates, characterized in that at least one isocyanate component A and at least one catalyst component B are combined continuously in a reaction apparatus and conducted through the reaction apparatus as a reaction...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Mixture comprising sulfonate group-containing compound and method of manufacturing the same,...

An aspect of the present invention relates to a mixture of a sulfonate group-containing compound denoted by general formula (1) with a protonic acid: ##STR00001## wherein, in general formula (1), X denotes a divalent linking group; each of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 independently denotes an alkyl group comprising at least one hydroxyl group and equal to...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Dispersions of polyurethanes, their preparation and use

The present invention provides aqueous dispersions comprising a pigment (B) at least partially enveloped by polyurethane (A) and further comprising at least one polymerization inhibitor (C), said polyurethane (A) being obtainable by reaction of (a) 15% to 70% by weight of di- or polyisocyanate comprising on average from 1 to 10 allophanate groups...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Hydroxy amino polymer and use thereof in polyurea/polyurethane tissue adhesives

The present invention relates to a process for producing a hydroxy amino polymer comprising the steps: a) Reaction of an H functional starter compound bearing at least one Zerewitinoff active H atom with an unsaturated, cyclical carboxylic acid anhydride and at least one alkylene oxide compound for obtaining a prepolymer bearing hydroxyl groups, b)...

Company name: Medical Adhesive Revolution
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
MDI based linings and membranes from prepolymers with very low free monomeric isocyanates

The invention relates to a holding means (1) for fastening a portable communication device to a vehicle component, in particular to a windscreen of a motor vehicle, the holding means (1) comprising a basic carrier (3) for carrying the portable communication device such that the portable communication device extends parallel to a front face (24) of...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Method for making waterborne polyurethane with a reactive functional group and a nanocomposite made...

A method for forming an aqueous polyurethane dispersion including providing an isocyanate (NCO)-terminated prepolymer with a side-chain reactive functional group by admixing (i) at least one diisocyanate, (ii) at least one difunctional polyol, (iii) a short-chain diol monomer having a side-chain reactive functional group or a modified clay thereof,...

Company name: Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS>> CAVITY FILLING
Method and composition for filling elongated channels with expanding foam insulation

The invention described herein generally pertains to the use of low boiling point, low vapor pressure blowing agents with froth polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams to fill hollow cavities (particularly window lineals) and which have lowered exotherms, which prevent deformation of the hollow cavity (e.g., window lineal) and additional achieve...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Biostable polyurethanes

The present invention relates to a biostable polyurethane or polyurea comprising: (a) a soft segment comprising a polysiloxane of the general formula (I); and (b) greater than O and less than 40 wt % of a hard segment which is a reaction product of a diisocyanate and a linear difunctional chain extender, processes for their preparation and their...

Company name: AorTech International
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FOAMS
Polymer foam and foam articles for fire protection

The invention provides a cellular polyurethane foam composition for forming a cellular ceramic under fire conditions, the composition comprising: at least 40% by weight based on the total weight of the composition of a polyurethane; from 10% to 40% by weight based on the total weight of the composition of silicate mineral filler; from 5% to 20% by...

Company name: Polymers CRC
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Process for producing rigid polyurethane foams

A process for producing rigid polyurethane foams, in which a mixture of one or more high-functionality polyether alcohols having functionalities of from 3.5 to 5.5 and a hydroxyl number of from 350 to 550 mg KOH/g, one or more polyether alcohols based on aliphatic and/or aromatic amines and having functionalities of from 3 to 4 and a hydroxyl...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
Non-isocyanate rigid polymer foams by carbon-michael addition and foaming process

Polymer foam is made from a two-component foam system. The foam system includes an A-side component which contains a multifunctional Michael acceptor and a blowing agent that has a boiling temperature in the range -40.degree. C. to +100.degree. C. The system also includes a B-side component that contains a multifunctional carbon-Michael donor, a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Quick-drying coating compounds

The present invention relates to quick-drying two-component polyurethane coating compositions, to processes for preparing them, and to their use.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
Reinforced polyurethanes and poly(ureaurethane)s, methods of making the same and articles prepared...

The present invention provides polyurethane composition including: (a) at least one polyurethane including a reaction product of components comprising: (i) at least one polyisocyanate; (ii) at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; and (iii) at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon atoms; and (b) at...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea coatings containing silane

The present invention is directed to a polyurea coating composition formed from an amine-functional component and an isocyanate-functional component. The amine-functional component can include an aspartic ester-based amine-functional resin and a blocked primary amine. The isocyanate-functional component can include a polyisocyanate having a...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Method for minimizing emissions while forming a polyurethane foam

A method minimizes emissions while spraying a mixture of a resin composition and a polyisocyanate onto a surface. The resin composition has a hydroxyl content of at least 400 mg KOH/g and includes a blowing agent that is a liquid under pressure, a first polyol, at least one additional polyol other than the first polyol, and optionally a catalyst,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Powder coating composition

A powder coating composition includes fluoro-modified polyurethane (meth)acrylate. The fluoro-modified polyurethane (meth)acrylate is prepared from an isocyanate component, a hydroxy-C2-C4-alkyl (meth)acrylate and an alcohol component comprising a perfluoroalkyl alcohol that are reacted stoichiometrically with one another, providing the powder...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Paint composition

The present invention relates to a paint composition comprising a component A, being a basic binder, and a component B, being an isocyanate compound. The present invention also relates to the use of the present paint composition as a paint or top coat. The present invention moreover relates to an object of which at least one surface is coated with...

Company name: Durable Compliant Coatings
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Aqueous polyurethane dispersion for waterproof breathable coatings

Aqueous polyurethane dispersion for waterproof breathable coatings An aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprises a polyurethane polymer obtainable by the reaction of an isocyanate-functional polyurethane prepolymer A) with an isocyanate-reactive component B), wherein the isocyanate-functional prepolymer A) is obtainable by the reaction of a mixture...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive bond using different adhesives

A method for adhesively bonding shaped elements made from wood-based materials to flexible film substrates, in which i) the side that is to be bonded is mechanically processed, ii) a reactive one- or two-component polyurethane adhesive is applied to the center regions of this side, iii) an aqueous adhesive based on EVA, PVAc, PVOH is applied at...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Polyurethane film and processed film produced using same

A problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a polyurethane film that offers both soft texture and high strength. The present invention relates to a polyurethane film obtained by solidifying a polyurethane (A) obtained by reacting a polyol (a1) including an aliphatic polyester polyol having an anionic group (a1-1), and a polyester...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane from low free monomer prepolymer

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) made using low free isocyanate monomer (LF) prepolymer, for example a prepolymer based on p-phenylene diisocyanate (PPDI) with low free isocyanate content, possess unique performance features including exceptional tear strength, low compression set, and an exceptional overall balance of physical properties including...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Method for producing silicon foam using dissimilar materials

A method for producing a silicon foam using dissimilar materials is disclosed. The method includes partially melting one side of a polyurethane foam using a torch to give the one side adhesiveness, attaching a non-woven fabric to the one side of the polyurethane foam having the adhesiveness, pressing a composite foam of the polyurethane foam and...

Company name: Dongsung Chemical
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Multilayer mattress

A multilayer mattress comprising a top polyurethane polyether reticulated foam layer; a middle polyurethane polyether reticulated foam layer; and a bottom support layer. The top layer has an open-cell structure, a thickness of 1.5-5 cm, a compression resistance of 1-5.5 kPa and a resilience of 40-55%; whereas the middle layer has an open-cell...

Company name: Spaldin Sleep Systems
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> ELECTRONICS PROTECTION
Apparatus for protecting electronic devices and methods of making and using the same

The present invention relates to an apparatus for protecting electronic devices from excessive drops. Specifically, the apparatus is designed to protect iPhones, iPads, iPods, or similar electronic devices. More specifically, the apparatus is made from thermoplastic polyurethane that surrounds the electronic device. The thermoplastic polyurethane...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Polishing pad

An object of the present invention is to provide a polishing pad which hardly generates scratches on the surface of an object to be polished, and has improved dressability. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device using the polishing pad. A polishing pad of the present invention...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GRIPPING SURFACE
Controllably degradable thermoplastic polyurethane and overgrips made therefrom

Controllably degradable overgrips are provided, as well as methods of producing controllably degradable thermoplastic polyurethane. Methods comprise pre-blending a catalyst on a matrix, dispersing a specified amount of the pre-blended catalyst throughout solid granular thermoplastic polyurethane to yield a polymer component, and determining an...

Company name: Eco Sport
Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
Multi-polymer grip member

A grip member and a method of making such a grip member including at least a polymerized region with two or more polymers. The first and second polymers cooperate to each form a portion of the top surface of the region. The region may be combined with a substrate to form a sheet. The sheet may be formed into a grip interface having any of a number...

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Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Dehydroxylation of polyether polyols and their derivatives using a halogen-based catalyst

Polyether polyols, derivatives and combinations thereof are converted to olefins under reductive or non-reductive dehydroxylation conditions, in the presence of a halogen-based catalyst. Derivatives include polyether polyols incorporated in polyurethanes. The process includes gas pressure from 1 psig (.about.6.89 KPa) to 2000 psig (.about.13.79...

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Published On: Friday November 21st, 2014

 
Methods for the synthesis and purification of oligomers

A reagent for oligonucleotide synthesis or purification, wherein the reagent has a structure of: X--C--L--H (Formula A) wherein X is a phosphoramidite group, an H-phosphonate group, an acetal group, or an isocyanate; C is a direct bond or a cleavable adaptor represented by --C.sub.a--C.sub.b--; L is a hydrocarbyl chain; and H is a terminal alkyne...

Company name: Agilent Technologies
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
Functionalised polyurethanes

The present invention relates to a method for producing an isocyanate-based polymeric material by polymerizing a reaction mixture which comprises different reaction components, including at least one polyisocyanate component and at least one component which is reactive towards said polyisocyanate component. The reaction components comprise at least...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
Cyclopentene ring-opening polymer and method of production of same

A cyclopentene ring-opening polymer which has hydroxy groups at the polymer chain terminal ends is produced, then the hydroxy groups of the cyclopentene ring-opening polymer and isocyanate groups of a compound containing alkoxysilyl groups and isocyanate groups in its molecule are made to react to thereby produce a cyclopentene ring-opening polymer...

Company name: ZEON
Published On: Tuesday November 18th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Silver‐releasing and antibacterial activities of polyphenol‐based polyurethanes

Inspired by mussel adhesive proteins, catechol functional groups play an important role in the ability of the mussel to adhere to organic and inorganic surfaces. A novel functional polyurethane (PU) based on hydrolysable tannins that contain a number of catechol groups was successfully synthesized and characterized. These catechol groups were used...

Company name: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> OPEN-CELL
Foams as 3D perforated systems: An analysis of their Poisson's ratios under compression

Using experimental data, it is shown that the Poisson's ratios of standard (untreated) open cell polyurethane foam vary when loading in different loading directions, since foam is inherently asymmetric and anisotropic. The loading direction which is in plane orthogonal to the rise direction of the foam constantly exhibited the most negative...

Company name: University of Malta
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Improved heat and solvent resistance of a pressure‐sensitive adhesive thermally processable by...

Methods that do not involve use of an organic solvent are being considered for manufacturing environmental-friendly pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes. Among these methods, the hot-melt method exhibits high productivity but is somewhat limited in terms of performance. Hot-melt-fabricated pressure-sensitive adhesives require heating fluidization and...

Company name: Nagoya Institute of Technology
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Modification of microporous polyurethane elastomers with different types of ash-morphological,...

Incorporation of wood ash particles from wood gasification into microporous polyurethane elastomers has been investigated and compared to addition of commercially available microspheres resulting from coal burning. Samples were modified with 3 and 6 wt% of fillers. Structure, mechanical, and thermal properties of obtained elastomers were...

Company name: Gdansk University of Technology
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Reactive Blending of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber and In situ Synthesized Thermoplastic...

Blends of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and in-situ synthesized thermoplastic polyurethane-urea (PUU) are prepared by a reactive blending method. The PUU is synthesized in-situ from the polyaddition of 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate-terminated prepolymer with Bisaniline-M during blending with NBR in an internal mixer. The 1H NMR...

Company name: Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> OIL ABSORPTION
Removal of oil from water using polyurethane foam modified with nanoclay

To enhance the removal of oil contaminants from water, polyurethane foam structure was modified by integrating cloisite 20A nanoclay into it. Pure and modified polyurethane foams (nanocomposite adsorbents) were then characterized using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy tests. Optimum weight...

Company name: Isfahan University of Technology
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Guanidinate stabilized germanium(II) and tin(II) amide complexes and their catalytic activity for...

Two different synthetic routes for the preparation of guanidinate stabilized germanium(II) and tin(II) amide complexes have been established. First, the reaction of one equiv of bulky guanidine ligand either L1H or L2H [L1 = {ArNC (NiPr2)NAr} (Ar = 2,6-Me2-C6H3) and L2 = {Ar′NC (NiPr2) NAr′}(Ar′ = 2,6-iPr2-C6H3)] with two equiv of...

Company name: NISER
Published On: Monday November 24th, 2014

 
 

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