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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
ICL Industrial Products Successfully Completes The Chemical Process Start-Up Of New Polymeric Flame...

ICL Industrial Products, a segment of ICL, today announced that it has successfully completed the chemical process start-up of a new manufacturing facility in Israel for the production of FR-122P, ICL IP's new polymeric flame retardant. Samples from the full-scale production process have been dried at ICL IP's pilot plant, found to meet required...

Company name: ICL Industrial Products
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
IMCD and Campine extend partnership for flame retardant masterbatches

IMCD N.V. and Campine N.V. announce the extension of their distribution partnership for flame retardant masterbatches into Spain. This agreement is a complementary addition to IMCD's compounders and converters product portfolio and consolidates Campine's distribution network in Europe.Campine has been delivering expertise and a reliable service to...

Company name: IMCD
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyols market and forecast to 2020 shared in new report

Polyols have similar properties as that of sugar, which has opened up a wide range of applications in pharmaceutical and food production. Growing demand in these industries is expected to drive the polyols market through the forecast period. Production costs are expected to remain dominated by raw material and capital costs. Increasing demand for...

Company name: Grand View Research
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
Asahi Kasei : Start-up of new plant for polycarbonatediol in China

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has completed the construction of a plant in China for Duranol™ polycarbonatediol (PCD), an intermediate for high-performance polyurethanes, and began its commercial operation.PCD is used to make high-performance polyurethanes with characteristics such as exceptional heat resistance and water resistance. Demand for PCD is...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Thursday November 27th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Polyurethane potting compound is environmentally-friendly

EPOXIES ETC 20-2121 Polyurethane plant-based potting, casting and encapsulating compound for electronic applications delivers low toxicity requirements. Product serves as an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional potting compounds and is made from natural oil polyol instead of fossil fuel feedstocks. As a low toxicity product, product...

Company name: Epoxies Etc.
Published On: Monday December 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
December issue of European Coatings JOURNAL is out: Why still a niche?

Why is powder coating still a niche market? I don't understand why we don't hear about breakthrough technologies from this coatings segment.This hesitation is a mystery to me, as powder coatings obviously exhibit a lot of benefits - especially when it comes to the environment.Even though significant drawbacks still exist - e.g. it is difficult to...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
BCF Honors Industry Leaders

The 2014 British Coatings Federation (BCF) Awards evening at the end of November hosted over 110 guests who gathered to celebrate the successes of the coatings industry.There were five big winners of the night: Farrow & Ball, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, Crown Paints, Steyport, and Jotun Paints' apprentice, Ben Perriman.BCF's CEO Tom Bowtell...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Sunday November 30th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Icynene ProSeal Eco wins 2014 Product Innovation Award

Icynene ProSeal Eco™, the world's first 100% water-blown closed cell medium density spray foam insulation, continues to make a splash in the building industry, with the 2014 Product Innovation Award from industry publication Architectural Products in the Thermal/Moisture Protection category.Icynene ProSeal Eco™ is considered a smarter,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
Dixie Foam Educates Consumers About Differences in Spray Foam Types

Dixie Foam LLC is committed to educating consumers about all of the differences between the various types of spray foam. Those who are looking to get insulation for their home or a commercial building will definitely want to take the time to find out as much as possible about the different kinds of spray foam and what each of them is used for. Once...

Company name: Dixie Foam
Published On: Thursday November 27th, 2014

 
SPFA Launches Online SPF Assistant Exam Prep Course

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) recently made it easier to prepare for SPF Assistant certification through the launch of an online exam prep course. Since its inception, SPFA's PCP program has been providing the quintessential know-how to begin, grow, and succeed in the spray polyurethane foam industry and the SPF Assistant...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Monday December 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
New Intercure Polyaspartic Coatings Range for Europe

This new exciting range aims to provide a new route for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and steel fabricators in heavy industrial markets, such as power equipment and generation, to boost productivity and meet end user expectations in a cost efficient way. The new products share similar performance characteristics whilst offering varying...

Company name: International Paint Protective Coatings
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> ROOF TILE ADHESIVE
TILE BOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive Receives UL Code Evaluation Report and Texas Department of Insurance...

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today announced TILE BOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive received UL Code Evaluation Report and approval by the Texas Department of Insurance (DOI) for use in securing concrete and clay roofs. These designations enable the high performing TILE BOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive to expand its...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> FOAM SEAL
Fast-Cure polyurethane foam seals for series production

The new Fast-Cure seals from Sonderhoff Chemicals are fast reacting two-component polyurethane foam systems with a very short tack-free time. The seal surface is tack-free after only 2-3 minutes so that the foamed industrial parts can be seamlessly processed in the subsequent production process. The Fast-Cure foam sealing systems are used where...

Company name: Sonderhoff Chemicals
Published On: Monday December 01st, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
General Motors recognizes BASF's noise reducing, energy absorbing Cellasto for excellence in quality

BASF's Cellasto business unit was recently presented with the 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors North America . This is the second consecutive year Cellasto has been recognized with this prestigious award.Suppliers are granted this award based on demonstration of top-tier performance and achievements in 13 categories,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Seizing the opportunity

As the market for wind energy grows, new business segments are opening up to the chemical industry, which can provide products for unsolved problems. There are new opportunities for sales in polymer materials, paints and adhesives.Wind power, wind energy - these terms leave no doubt about what is vital for this technology: power and energy, the...

Company name:
Published On: Monday December 01st, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Profiling and cutting-off without waste

EP and ABLG-1-400 cutting line. The Bäumer cut-off machines cut freshly foamed or cured blocks to length and also cut long blocks into short blocks.The Bäumer cut-off machines cut freshly foamed or cured blocks to length and also cut long blocks into short blocks.A distinction is made between on-board and stationary cut-off machines. The on-board...

Company name: Albrecht Baumer
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Spray Foam Equipment Provider, Intech Equipment & Supply, Chosen by Urethane Mexico as Preferred...

Spray foam equipment provider, Intech Equipment & Supply, is very excited to announce that Urethane Mexico S de RL de CV, based out of Cd Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico has joined Intech as the preferred equipment Sub provider in support of their operations in Mexico and Latin America. Urethane Mexico is a material supplier that sells spray foam...

Company name: Intech Equipment & Supply
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> RAILWAY>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Vibration protection training seminar 2014 in Boblingen

On November 18th, 2014, Getzner hosted the Vibrations and Vibration Protection 2014 seminar in Boblingen, near Stuttgart.Noise and vibrations are a constant presence in our daily lives. The subject of vibration protection is therefore becoming ever more important:■ railway lines and urban developments are becoming very close neighbours■...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Clean Crawls Advocates Spray Foam for Optimal Home Energy Efficiency

Clean Crawls, a local crawl space and attic insulation company based in Everett, WA, warns homeowners about poor energy efficiency in their homes. Their most recent article states that "...nearly 85% of your home's heat can escape through attic and crawl spaces that are poorly insulated, forcing you to put extra money toward making your home...

Company name: Clean Crawls
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Mouka puts customers first with a new lifestyle store

In a bid to satisfy customers' bedroom needs and bring quality lifestyle products closer to people, Mouka Limited, a leading manufacturer of Mattresses and other polyurethane products has opened a Lifestyle Store in Allen Avenue Ikeja.The Mouka Lifestyle Store, is a one stop shop for bedroom needs,housing a wide range of products such as...

Company name: Mouka
Published On: Thursday November 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Polyurethane Casting Insures High-Quality Caster Wheel Results

In the movie business, the term "casting" refers to the selection of the talented players who, presumably, will determine whether the finished film will be a blockbuster, or just plain busted.In the development of polyurethane parts for industrial caster wheels, casting, too, plays an important role that can either make or break the finished...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Valmet invests in its two service centers in China

Valmet has made investments in its two service centers in Waigaoqiao and Guangzhou in China. The service centers are now able to offer pulp and paper customers a wider range of services, including manufacturing of pulp and paper process consumables and new press roll covers for board- and papermaking.Both Valmet service centers can now provide...

Company name: Valmet
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Polyurethane for innovative use

Investors and small-scale industry entrepreneurs were given useful insights into the use of polyurethane outside footwear industry during a seminar jointly organised in the city on Sunday by the Kerala State Small Industries Association (KSSIA), Confederation of Indian Footwear Industry (CIFI), and the Footwear Design and Development Centre (FDDC),...

Company name: Confederation of Indian Footwear Industry
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Wanhua Chemical Won the Title of Top Practice Unit with Responsible Care in National Petroleum and...

Recently, the Award Ceremony of Advanced Unit & Individual with Responsible Care Appraisal in National Petroleum and Chemical Industry of 2014 co-hosted by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) was held in Shanghai. By virtue of unremitting endeavor and outstanding...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Monday December 01st, 2014

 
Simplified navigation, more languages, improved service - new BASF website goes live

Visitors to basf.com now have improved access to all information about BASF. The simplified navigation delivers intuitive and quick guidance. Based on the responsive design method, the website adapts automatically to the display size of the device being used. BASF's global website is now available in four languages: German, English, Chinese and...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
BBG Establishes Subsidiary in North America

BBG GmbH & Co. KG, Mindelheim, Germany, plans to step up its growth in North America in the years to come thanks to the recently established subsidiary BBG North America, which is based in Oxford/Michigan. Being represented by its own subsidiary, the system partner for the plastics-processing industry wishes to increase proximity to its customers...

Company name: BBG
Published On: Thursday November 27th, 2014

 
Hybrid Coating Technologies Initiates $1,500,000 Financing Round

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has started to receive funds as part of a $1.5M financing round from a group of investors. The financing round is comprised of convertible debentures with a 24 month maturity and a 10% annual coupon payable in stock. The debentures are convertible into units at no less than $0.08 and...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Craig Metz Joins Alexium Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

Alexium International Group Limited is pleased to announce that Craig Metz will join the Board of Directors of Alexium as an Independent Non-Executive Director on December 1, 2014.

Company name: Alexium International
Published On: Thursday November 27th, 2014

 
New Managing Director KraussMaffei Austria

The subsidiary of the KraussMaffei Group, KraussMaffei Austria Ges.mbH in Vienna, is under new management. In November 2014, Jeroen Katinger took charge of business operations for the KraussMaffei brand including the three core technologies injection molding, polyurethane technology and automation in Austria and Hungary.Experienced industry...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Renosol Plant in Alabama Faces OSHA Citations, Fines

A Selma, Alabama, foam plant that makes cushions for Hyundai vehicles is facing citations and fines for violating federal health and safety rules following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation. The Renosol plant was the subject of a July NBC News story on workers who said they experienced respiratory illnesses such as chronic coughs, bronchitis...

Company name: Renosol
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Non-ionic associative thickeners containing alkyl cyclohexylols, formulations containing them and...

New associative thickeners of the HEUR type (Hydrophobically modified Ethylene oxide URethane) whose hydrophobic monomer is based on alkyl cyclohexylols. These are new polyurethanes that allow a broad thickening of a medium shear gradient aqueous formulation while limiting the increase in the low shear gradient viscosity. The invention also...

Company name: Coatex
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> IMPACT STRENGTH
Additives to resin compositions for improved impact strength and flexibility

The invention provides a composition comprising: (a) about 0% to 99% by weight of at least one resin wherein the resin is selected from the group consisting of epoxy, latex, polyurethane, polyurea, polyspartic, or alkyd resins; (b) about 1%-99% by weight of tristyrenated phenol or distyrenated phenol; and (c) optionally about 2% to 98% by weight of...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for producing isocyanates using diaryl carbonate

An object of the present invention is to provide a process that enables isocyanate to be produced stably over a long period of time and at high yield without encountering problems of the prior art during production of isocyanate without using phosgene. The present invention provides an isocyanate production process including the steps of: obtaining...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> PROPPANT
Method for producing coated proppants

The present invention relates to a process for the production of coated proppants as well as proppants obtainable by such a process, uses thereof and processes using the proppants. The process for the production of coated proppant comprises the following steps: (a) mixing a proppant with a polyol component and an isocyanate component, wherein the...

Company name: Ashland-Sudchemie
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Phthalate-free isocyanurate formulations

The present invention relates to novel low-monomer low-viscosity high-activity formulations composed of isocyanurate containing isocyanate groups, exclusively based on 2,4-diisocyanatotoluene and phthalate-free plasticizers, to the use thereof as adhesion promoters with improved adhesion for coating compositions based on plasticized polyvinyl...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurea macromer and latexes thereof

The present invention is a composition comprising a) a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles having one or more structural units of i) a polyurea macromer; and ii) an acrylate, a methacrylate, a vinyl ester, or a styrene monomer, or a combination thereof; and/or b) an aqueous mixture of a i) polyurea macromer polymer particles; and b)...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
Water-borne dispersions of oil modified urethane polymers

A composition comprising a self-crosslinkable aqueous dispersion of a polyurethane polymer having pendant auto-oxidizable functional groups is disclosed, said composition obtainable by reacting: (a) an organic polyisocyanate; (b) an isocyanate reactive compound containing pendant fatty acid unsaturation; (c) an isocyanate reactive polymeric polyol...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Reverse thermal gels and their use in cell therapy

Methods are disclosed herein for increasing survival of transplanted cells, either in vitro or in vivo. In additional embodiments, methods are disclosed for treating a subject with a spinal cord injury or a neurodegenerative disorder. The methods include administering to a subject a therapeutically effective amount of cells, such as bone marrow...

Company name: University of Pittsburgh
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> ADHESIVES
Biodegradable compositions having pressure sensitive adhesive properties

A composition comprising the reaction product of (a) an isocyanate group-containing component having an average functionality of at least 2; and (b) an active hydrogen group-containing component having an average functionality of at least 2. The composition is biodegradable, a solid at 22.degree. C. and below, and has pressure sensitive adhesive...

Company name: Cohera Medical
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Producing rigid polyurethane foams and rigid polyisocyanurate foams

Rigid polyurethane foams or rigid polyisocyanurate foams with low brittleness are produced by the reaction of polyisocyanate polyetherester polyols based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids obtained by esterification of a dicarboxylic acid composition containing aromatic dicarboxylic acids and aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, fatty acids, aliphatic or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Decorative element with TPU film and method of its manufacture

A method for producing a decorative element includes the steps of: (a) preparing a thermoplastic polyurethane (abbreviated TPU) film, at least one ornament, and a releasing film coated with a glue layer on a plane thereof; (b) disposing the plane of the releasing film coated with the glue layer facing the ornament; (c) arranging the ornament...

Company name: Jah Yih Enterprise
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Non halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane

Flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions are disclosed having a flame retardant package comprising an organo-phosphinate component, an organo-phosphate component, and a polyhydric alcohol. The flame retardant components may be present in an amount from about 5 to about 40 weight percent of the phosphinate compound; from about 5...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
Thermoplastic polyurethane for producing hydrophilic fibers

The invention relates to a thermoplastic polyurethane that can be obtained by reacting at least the following components: an isocyanate having two isocyanate groups, a first poly(ethylene glycol)polyether diol of the structure (HO--(CH2-CH2-O)x-H) having two isocyanate-reactive groups and a number-average molecular weight Mn>=6000 and =60 and

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Acoustical vinyl flooring and methods of manufacture

An acoustical vinyl tile having an integral acoustical layer is disclosed. The vinyl tile includes a vinyl portion, an acoustical portion, and an adhesive layer for fixing the vinyl portion to the acoustical portion. The acoustical portion comprises a crumb rubber component and a polyurethane foam component. The acoustical portion can include...

Company name: Michael Freedman & Associates
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> COATED SPRINGS
Coated springs and mattress made thereof

The invention describes a coated spring for mattresses that comprises a helical compression spring and a wrapping in the form of a bag containing the spring, wherein the bag containing the spring is injected with a polymeric reaction mixture, which after reacting or curing produces a polymeric foam, preferably of flexible polyurethane up to a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Cable with injection molded coupling part

A method of making cable includes injection molding a coupling part which is manufactured from a polymer mixture with a thermoplastic material as polymer component, where the cable casing contains thermoplastic polyurethane cross-linked by radiation. The cable has a water-tight and fixed connection between the casing of the cable and the section of...

Company name: Nexans
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Refrigerator and method of manufacturing the same

A refrigerator uses a vacuum heat insulation material. The refrigerator includes a door including a space part having a predetermined volume and a housing having a hole to allow communication between inner and outer sides of the space part. The space part includes, as a core material, an open cell polyurethane foam formed by a foam material...

Company name: LG Electronics
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
Apparatus for vacuum foaming containers for refrigeration

An apparatus for vacuum foaming containers for refrigeration of foodstuffs, in which a polyurethane mixture is injected into hollow walls of a container closed under vacuum condition within a foaming cell. The apparatus includes a main frame for supporting the foaming cell, and an auxiliary frame movable between a lowered opening position and...

Company name: Cannon Ergos
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Positive working lithographic printing plate precursor and process for preparing lithographic...

The present invention relates to a positive working lithographic printing plate precursor, comprising: (1) a substrate; and (2) an imaging layer, formed on the substrate, comprising a water-insoluble and an alkaline aqueous solution-soluble or dispersible resin and a photo-thermal converting material, wherein the imaging layer comprises either...

Company name: Eastman Kodak
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Compostable laminated packaging material

A laminated packaging material biodegradable under uncontrolled composting conditions comprises a bioplastic sealant layer compostable under uncontrolled composting conditions, and a cellulose barrier layer compostable under uncontrolled composting conditions, wherein the barrier layer is bonded to the sealant layer with a water-based dry bond...

Company name: Alter Eco Americas
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DRUG-ELUTING SYST.
Gastroretentive controlled release vehicles that include ethylene copolymers, ethyl celluloses,...

Gastroretentive controlled release vehicles may, in some embodiments, (1) comprise a polymeric matrix and agents for the treatment, prevention, and/or mitigation of a disease and/or side effect thereof and (2) have both gastroretentive properties and controlled release properties. Preferrably, the polymeric matrix may comprise ethylene copolymers,...

Company name: Celanese EVA Performance Polymers
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Plastic lens

A plastic lens having excellent weather resistance, formed by polymerization of a composition containing a polyisocyanate compound having an aromatic ring and a polythiol compound is provided. The plastic lens is formed by polymerization of a composition that contains 100 parts by mass in total of (A) a polyisocyanate compound containing a...

Company name: Hoya
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Process for making a hose

The hose includes an outer jacket which includes warp and weft fibers made of Vectran.RTM.. The process for making the hose, includes: forming an inner liner and coating the exterior thereof with adhesive; weaving, in a twill weave pattern, Vectran.RTM. yarn, in a repeating 2-4-2-4-2 pattern in both the warp and the weft directions; extruding...

Company name: All-American Hose
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> EMULSIONS
Preparing waterborne polyurethane/acrylic hybrid emulsions

Researchers studied the effect of 2−ethylhexyl acrylate and N−acryloylmorpholine on the properties of polyurethane/acrylic hybrid materials. A hybrid synthesis technology was used to prepare waterborne polyurethane/acrylic hybrid emulsions by polymerisation of methyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate, 2−ethylhexyl acrylate (EHA), and...

Company name: Shanxi Research Institute of Applied Chemistry
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Art and Science of Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials in Flexible Polyurethane Foam

This presentation provides an introduction and overview of the microencapsulation technology and will discuss the application of Encapsys Phase Change Materials (PCM) in flexible polyurethane foam production. This technology is based on the performance of extremely small capsules (typically 5 to 40 microns for use in foam production) that...

Company name: Encapsys
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
Controlled Pore Size in FPF Manufacturing

Flexible polyurethane foams for technical applications with tight performance specifications manufactured for further processing (e.g.: chemical or thermal reticulation) require uniformly controlled pore size. Basic elements of pore size control are addressed. These elements are largely the relationship of processing parameters such as pressure,...

Company name: Cushman Engineering
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
Understanding Pink Stain Testing

This paper addresses significant industry concerns regarding recent polyurethane foam failures in the standard ASTM E-1428 pink stain test protocol. Understanding what actually causes pink stain, how and why it occurs, and what it takes to pass the current ASTM 1428 test standard is critical to identifying why these failures are occurring at...

Company name: Lonza
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
Final Report: Emissions Testing of Cured FPF for TDI / MDI

This comprises the final report on emissions testing of high-density specimens of conventional, high resilience, super-soft and viscoelastic foams for the presence of TDI or MDI. Small chamber testing was conducted using the International Isocyanates Institute protocol for the collection and analysis of emanations of flexible polyurethane foam....

Company name: Hall Analytical
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
Conversion of FPF Residues into Polyol on an Industrial Scale

This paper describes commercially-viable H&S Technology for conversion of flexible PU foam residues into polyol based on an optimized acydolysis method. FPF residues are dissolved in a mixture of polyether polyol, carboxylic acids and catalyst. The recovered polyols, having the appropriate hydroxyl number, very low acid groups which is important...

Company name: H&S Anlagentechnik
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Simulation of Urethane Foaming Processes

Urethane formulations typically consist of two to five co-monomers and from four to eight additives including catalysts and surfactants. These thermoset polymers form in a process of rapidly changing physical and chemical properties. The complexity of this process has resulted in an industry that has been dominated by expertise embedded in people...

Company name: University of Missouri - Columbia
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
How Maxfoam Machine Design Affects Pour Yield, Waste Reduction and Gross Margin

This paper provides a brief history of foaming system developments and examines the effect of the Maxfoam mechanical pour system on foam yield, waste generation and gross margin. Data are provided to demonstrate how machine design impacts bun shape, density distribution and raw material consumption.

Company name: Laader Berg
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
Consumer Research: Demand for Flame Retardants in Furniture

This presentation provides consumers' perspectives on fire safety, flame retardants, and furniture. Furniture manufacturers must choose how best to ensure the fire safety of their products. Part of that choice includes a decision about whether to continue using flame retardants. Decisions involve risk management, product safety, and consumer...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday November 28th, 2014

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Efficient synthesis of polyurethane raw materials from carbon dioxide

Japanese researchers have developed a new, high-yield reaction process to obtain aromatic urethane from carbon dioxide (CO2), amine, and tin alkoxide. Aromatic urethane compounds are chemical substances currently used as drugs, agrochemicals, etc., but show high promise as raw materials for polyurethanes.Currently, highly toxic and corrosive...

Company name: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Published On: Wednesday November 26th, 2014

 
 

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