Issue-442 - December 15, 2014   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Mitsui Chemicals Launches of Two High-Performance One-of-a-Kind Polyurethanes

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. announced the April 2015 launch of FORTIMO™, an elastomer using new aliphatic isocyanates, and STABiO™, a polyisocyanate.FORTIMO™■ Form: 1,4-Bis (isocyanatomethyl) cyclohexane (1,4-H6XDI)and polyurethane elastomer material■ Characteristics: - Elasticity, durability, and heat resistance superior to current...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday December 11th, 2014

Processing aids for the manufacture of integral skin foam parts

Integral skin foam is fairly common in the polyurethane industry and is used in a number of markets, including automotive interiors, furniture parts, and recreational/utility vehicle components. Achieving a high-quality surface appearance of the integral skin foam parts is crucial to that business. In addition, many integral skin applications have...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Achieving True Colors with Reactint

With Milliken's Reactint Colorants, getting the right color is simple. Developed through a process of steady advances, our five standard colors can be formulated in any combination to reach exact shade perfection.By using Reactint Colorants, manufacturers benefit from superior quality and flexibility. While traditional pigments are solid particles...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Sunday December 14th, 2014

Nordmann, Rassmann takes over distribution of Stepan products

Nordmann, Rassmann has a new distribution partner: as of now, NRC is marketing the company Stepan's polyester polyols to the Scandinavian countries. Distribution in Germany and Austria will follow as of 1 January 2015.Stepan's product portfolio contains commercial and industrial surfactants, nutritional oils and polyester polyols for rigid and...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Wanhua will increase price for WANNATE HMDI worldwide

With effect from January 1, 2015, or as contracts allow, Wanhua will increase price for WANNATE HMDI by 10 percent worldwide.Price increase is necessary due to the current market situation, significantly higher raw materials cost and rising cost of environment, health and safety.

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

New Inkjet Technology Print with Standard Industrial Paints

UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. TTP has already tested its Vista Inkjet process successfully with cellulose and two-part part polyurethane paints used for car and aircraft body manufacturing. This opens up many other...

Company name: TTP
Published On: Monday December 15th, 2014

Polyurethane Foam Helps Support Retaining Wall of Woodstock Home

Time does not necessarily heal - or repair - all things. Take structures, for instance. More often than not, time either weakens or completely obliterates them. And when time has taken its toll on these structures, the only way to rehabilitate them is to find a solution for the right price.Such was the case of a New York homeowner hailing from the...

Company name: Cutting Edge Spray Foam
Published On: Thursday December 11th, 2014

German interior door manufacturers at leading paint manufacturer PLANTAG

This year's autumn meeting of the specialist group Interior doors in the Association of German Wood-based Materials Industry e.V. (VHI) took place on 07/11/2014 at the invitation of the coating and paints manufacturer PLANTAG Coatings GmbH in Detmold. At event of a varied framework programme on the eve of this meeting PLANTAG's managing director...

Company name: PLANTAG Coatings
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Achieve Better Protection and Higher Throughput with Light-Curable Conformal Coatings

Dymax Corporation's new Guide to Light-Cure Conformal Coatings outlines the benefits of using light-cure conformal coatings as well as cost justification, typical processing guidelines and best practices, product selection criteria, data, and industry specifications. Conformal coatings are thin-layer polymers that are applied to the surface of PCBs...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Industry's First Bio-Derived, Water-based Paint

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., in an industry first, today announced the development of a bio-derived, water-based paint that can be used to paint the plastic chassis of servers, PCs, and other ICT equipment. The newly developed bio-derived, water-based paint uses an emulsion of polylactic acid resin, derived from plants. Using reactive isocyanate...

Company name: Fujitsu Laboratories
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Alfa Klebstoffe introduces new brand for hot melt adhesives

The Rafz-based Swiss company Alfa Klebstoffe AG recently announced that its whole product group of Alfa H hot melt adhesives has been renamed to Alfamelt. Alfa Klebstoffe says with that step it accommodates the steadily increasing demand for its hot melts which the company has experienced over the past years.Our tailor-made adhesive solution, the...

Company name: ALFA Klebstoffe
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

BASF to acquire Taiwan Sheen Soon, a leading manufacturer for TPU adhesives

BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to fully acquire the business and assets in Taiwan and Mainland China of Taiwan Sheen Soon (TWSS), the global leader for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) adhesives base material. The acquisition is part of our efforts to systematically pursue growth in the attractive TPU market. It is a valuable...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday December 08th, 2014

Low Viscosity UV Curable System Has Superior Non-Yellowing Properties

Well suited for bonding dissimilar substrates, Master Bond UV15X-2 is a one part UV curable adhesive, sealant, coating and potting compound. This versatile system combines a high performance physical profile with very low shrinkage upon curing. It is widely employed in fiber-optic, optical, electronic, microelectronic, semiconductor and laser...

Company name: Master Bond, Inc
Published On: Tuesday December 09th, 2014

Emecole 102 Polyurethane Foam - New Product Introduction Video available

Emecole 102 Premium Polyurethane is our most advanced and popular material for repairing the majority of typical, leaky foundation cracks. It is a truly flexible hydrophobic polyurethane when cured, allowing it to expand and contract with foundation movement due to freeze and thaw cycles. Emecole 102 Premium Polyurethane quickly expands up to 20...

Company name: Emecole
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Lubrizol Launches New Non-Halogen Flame Retardant TPU Products

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announces the launch of recently developed innovative thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products: Estane ZHF 85AB3, Estane ZHF 90AB3 and Estane ZHF 85AT8. These new products are designed specifically to fulfill growing market needs for improved process performance - combined with non-halogen flame retardant properties-...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Tuesday December 09th, 2014

Choose Spray Foam For Lower Energy Bills And A Cozier Home This Winter

With the chill of winter settled in across much of the country, keeping homes warm while also maintaining manageable energy bills is a major concern for homeowners. Installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation may ease these concerns.SPF offers a continuous seal for your home that in addition to providing a layer of insulation can help...

Company name: North American Precis Syndicate
Published On: Tuesday December 09th, 2014

FRIMO and CMTT announce new mixing head joint venture

For more than half a century, FRIMO has not only been a leading developer and provider of system solutions for the manufacture of polyurethane parts for vehicle interiors, it has also come to be recognized as a top five global supplier for metering unit and mix head technologies in the polyurethane industry. Now, to further boost the company's...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Kjeldsen new Head of Evonik's PU foam business

Effective from 1 January 2015, Lauren Kjeldsen takes over the management role as Head of the Business Line Comfort & Insulation within the speciality chemicals group Evonik Industries AG.She succeeds Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, who takes over a new responsibility as the Business Line Head of Evonik's Personal Care business on 1 January 2015. In her new...

Company name: Evonik Comfort & Insulation
Published On: Saturday December 13th, 2014

Bill Gollnitz elected new president of the Polyurethane Foam Association

Bill Gollnitz, technical director of Plastomer Corp. in Livonia, has been elected president of the Polyurethane Foam Association, the trade association of flexible polyurethane foam manufacturers and suppliers. His term begins January 2015.Plastomer is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a family-owned manufacturer and fabricator of flexible...

Company name: the Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Thursday December 11th, 2014

Croda is Britain's Most Admired Company for Innovation

Croda International Plc, manufacturers of speciality chemical ingredients that enhance everyday consumer and industrial products, has just been awarded first place in the innovation segment, second in the chemical sector category and eighth place overall in the 2014 Britain's Most Admired Companies Awards. The renowned Management Today awards are...

Company name: Croda International
Published On: Thursday December 11th, 2014

Reichhold Inc. Announces Bidding Procedure for Sale of US Assets

Reichhold Industries, Inc. announced that its US subsidiary, Reichhold, Inc. received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware of certain bidding procedures in connection with the sale of substantially all of its US assets. The approved bidding procedures contemplate a Court-supervised auction process, which is...

Company name: Reichhold
Published On: Thursday December 11th, 2014

BASF celebrates 150th anniversary with an interactive program

BASF turns 150 in 2015. The company announced its anniversary program in an international press conference held in Ludwigshafen. In addition to celebrations and a historical retrospective, BASF has prepared a global co-creation program with partners on the topics of energy, food and urban living. As part of this program, called Creator Space™, BASF...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

California Businesses Call on DTSC to Improve Green Chemistry Program

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and more than 25 organizations have sent a letter to California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to highlight their commitment to work with the Department to help meet the objectives of the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulations without negatively impacting the state's economy.The...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Rheology modifier

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide polyurethane characterized by having a M.sub.w of from 50,000 to about 150,000 Daltons and a polydispersity of 2.5 to about 5.0. The present invention further relates to a multi-step process for the preparation of the hydrophobically modified...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Melamine-polyol dispersions and uses thereof in manufacturing polyurethane

Melamine-polyol dispersions comprising ethoxylated alcohols of specific structures are disclosed. Such dispersions maintain their stability under stationary conditions for at least 24 hours and are useful in the manufacturing of polyurethane foams. The resulted polyurethane foams display more evenly-distributed flame retardant properties.

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Polyol formulations for improved cold temperature skin cure of polyurethane rigid foams

A polyol formulation comprising certain type of polyester polyols useful in the preparation of rigid polyurethane foams having low surface friability is provided. In one embodiment, a reaction system for production of a rigid foam is provided. The reaction system comprises a polyester polyol and one or more polyisocyanates, wherein the polyester...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Process for preparing methylenedi(phenyl isocyanate)

The invention relates to a process for preparing methylenedi(phenyl isocyanate), which comprises (a) the phosgenation of two-ring and/or multiring methylenedi(phenylamine), (b) the fractionation of the crude methylenedi(phenyl isocyanate) obtained to give two-ring and multiring isomers, (c) the purification and/or fractionation of the resulting...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Low-viscosity reactive polyurethane compounds

The present invention relates to a method for the production of low-viscosity polyurethane prepolymers (PUR prepolymers) based on 2,4'-MDI, as well as the use of said polyurethane prepolymers.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Polysiloxane-modified polyhydroxy polyurethane resin, method for producing same, heat-sensitive...

Disclosed are a polysiloxane-modified polyhydroxy polyurethane resin characterized by being derived from a reaction between a 5-membered cyclic carbonate polysiloxane compound represented by the below-described formula (1) and an amine compound, and its production process; and a resin composition, thermal recording medium, imitation leather,...

Company name: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Granular polyurethane resin composition and molded article of the same

Disclosed is a granular polyurethane resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyurethane resin which contains a hard segment obtained by a reaction between a polyisocyanate and a chain extender. The polyisocyanate contains isocyanate groups of 1,4-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane in an amount of not less than 50% by more relative to the total...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Method for producing polyurethane foam

A method for producing polyurethane foams by reacting at least one organic isocyanate moiety, at least one polyol, a blowing agent consisting of halogen-containing (fluorine-containing) olefins and at least a siloxane of Formula I ##STR00001## b, c and d are defined herein, as well as compositions made by said method are described.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Conventional flexible polyurethane foam using MDI

A conventional flexible polyurethane foam, made using methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), having a bulk foam density in the range of 2.5 pounds per cubic foot or lower and having a foam hardness or IFD in the range of 10 to 90 lb/50 in.sup.2. The present invention is also directed to the method for the making thereof.

Company name: Hickory Springs Manufacturing
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Polyisocyanurate foams containing dispersed non-porous silica particles

Disclosed herein are polyisocyanurate and/or polyurethane foams containing non-porous silica particles derived from mesoporous cellular foams, wherein the polyisocyanurate and/or polyurethane foams have enhanced heat and/or fire resistance. Processes for making such foams and methods of using them are also disclosed.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Silane terminated polymer for coating, adhesives, sealant and elastomer applications

A copolymer-filled crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer having at least one crosslinkable silyl group in each molecule is provided. The copolymer-filled crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer is the reaction product of a copolymer-filled polyol and an isocyanate capped hydrosilylated polymer. The isocyanate capped hydrosilylated polymer is the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

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

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Process for painting substrates

The invention relates to a process for painting substrates comprising the following steps: 1. applying a coating composition to an optionally pre-coated substrate and 2. hardening the applied coating composition, wherein the coating composition comprises: A) at least one binder having functional groups containing active hydrogen, B) at least one...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Method of forming coloured tyre portions

A tyre having at least one coloured portion having: --a highly impermeable barrier layer; and--a polyurethane paint on the barrier layer. The highly impermeable barrier layer is made by depositing on the part of the tyre to be coloured an aqueous dispersion which is eventually dried.

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Adhesive agent composition and laminated body

The present invention is to provide an adhesive agent composition, including: a main agent containing a polyether polyurethane polyol and a bisphenol A-type epoxy resin; and a curing agent, wherein the polyether polyurethane polyol is obtained by reacting a polyalkylene glycol including repeating units each having a carbon number of 3 or 4 and an...

Company name: Toyo Ink
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Polyurethane with polyether and polyester blocks and alkoxysilane end group

Preparing a polyurethane with polyurethane-polyether and polyurethane-polyester blocks with at least 2 polyurethane-polyester end blocks joined to an alkoxysilane end group, by reaction of a polyether polyol (A) with a stoichiometric excess of an aliphatic diisocyanate (B), then reaction of the polyurethane formed with a stoichiometric excess of a...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Wood adhesive formulation

The invention relates to a formulation comprising: --a first component which is formed from at least one isocyanate and at least one amino resin, wherein said amino resin is the condensation product of an aldehyde with a compound selected from the group comprising urea, melamine, benzoguanamine, glycoluril, acetoguanamine and mixtures thereof; and...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Thermoplastic elastomer composition and use thereof

It is the aim to indicate a thermoplastic elastomer composition which is characterized by particularly good temperature stability from C. to C. and a particularly good oil resistance, with particularly good physical properties, in particular with a high elongation at break, and which is suitable for use in moldings,...

Company name: Unimatec Chemicals Europe
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Organoclay-polyurea nanocomposites

A nanocomposite having a nanomaterial dispersed into a polymer matrix, in one embodiment exfoliated nanoclay dispersed in a polyurea matrix. A method of making PU-nanocomposites for coatings for improved mechanical properties, in one embodiment the method comprises obtaining and treating a nanomaterial, dispersing the nanomaterial into a...

Company name: University of Houston System
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Polyurethane compositions for an automotive seat

Disclosed is a polyurethane composition including a polyol, a polyisocyanate, a curing catalyst, a crosslinking agent, a foam stabilizer and a blowing agent. The polyurethane composition may be used to manufacture automotive components, and in particular, an automotive seat. An automotive seat manufactured with the disclosed composition provides...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Foam-core golf balls

A golf ball with a controlled moment of inertia and controlled spin rate is disclosed. The golf ball comprises a subassembly and a cover, the subassembly comprising an inner core and an intermediate layer, wherein the subassembly has a diameter of from about 1.45 inches to about 1.66 inches, the inner core has a diameter of less than about 0.75...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Golf ball cores having foam center and thermoplastic outer layers

Golf ball multi-layered core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes a foam inner core (center); and intermediate and outer core layers. Foamed polyurethane is preferably used to make the inner core. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably made from non-foamed thermoplastic compositions...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Golf balls having foam inner core and themoplastic outer core

Multi-piece golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The outer core layer is preferably formed from a non-foamed thermoplastic composition such as ethylene acid copolymer ionomer. Preferably, the specific gravity...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Method of toughening thermoplastic polyurethane and articles comprising toughened thermoplastic...

A method of toughening thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The TPU is dipped into a urethane solution having a penetrating agent, then heated and dried for a period sufficient to toughen the surface. Also, articles such as golf balls having a toughened thermoplastic polyurethane surface. The toughened thermoplastic polyurethane surface is more...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Multi-piece solid golf ball

A multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer, an intermediate layer and a cover. The core is formed primarily of a thermoplastic resin and has a diameter of from 20 to 30 mm, the envelope layer is formed of a rubber composition containing primarily a rubber material and has a thickness of from 3 to 10 mm, the intermediate layer is...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Photochromic polyurethane laminate

A photochromic polyurethane laminate that is constructed to solve certain manufacturing difficulties involved in the production of plastic photochromic lenses is disclosed. The photochromic laminate includes at least two layers of a resinous material and a photochromic polyurethane layer that is interspersed between the two resinous layers and...

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Glycerol levulinate ketals and their use in the manufacture of polyurethanes, and polyurethanes...

The present disclosure relates to the preparation of ketal compounds from glycerol and levulinic acid and esters, and uses thereof, in particular the manufacture of polyurethanes.

Company name: Segetis
Published On: Friday December 12th, 2014

Synthesis of bio-based unsaturated polyester resins and their application in waterborne UV-curable...

In this paper, three bio-based unsaturated polyesters were synthesized from itaconic acid and different diols which could be derived from renewable resources. Their chemical structures were confirmed by FT-IR, 1H NMR and acid value as well as hydroxyl value. Waterborne UV curable networks based on these polyesters were manufactured and their...

Company name: Hebei University
Published On: Thursday December 11th, 2014

A mechanical characterization of polymer scaffolds and films at the macroscale and nanoscale

Biomaterials should be mechanically tested at both the nanoscale and macroscale under conditions simulating their working state, eitherin vitro or in vivo, to confirm their applicability in tissue engineering applications. In this article, polyester-urethane-based films and porous scaffolds produced by hot pressing and thermally induced phase...

Company name: Politecnico di Torino
Published On: Monday December 15th, 2014

Using FT-IR for In-Situ Monitoring of Polyurethane Synthesis

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a measurement technique which generates an infrared spectrum of emission, absorption, Raman scattering or photoconductivity of a liquid, solid or gas.An FTIR spectrometer is capable of collecting spectral data in a broad spectral range at the same time - this makes it preferable to dispersive...

Company name: ABB Analytical Measurements
Published On: Wednesday December 10th, 2014


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