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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
ICL Industrial Products Raises Prices for Phosphorus-Based Flame Retardants

ICL Industrial Products, a segment of ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on specialty minerals that fulfill essential needs of the world's growing population in the agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, today announced price increases of 5-10% for selected phosphorus-based Fyrol flame retardants manufactured by ICL...

Company name: ICL Industrial Products
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Repi at its first time at NPE 2015

At its first time at NPE 201. This will be the venue for REPI and REPI LLC to officially present its range of liquid colours and additives for thermoplastics to the American market.

Company name: REPI SpA
Published On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Mideast TDI continues to fall, further decline expected

Spot toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) import prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and East Mediterranean (East Med) markets continued their downtrend, with some sources indicating that prices may fall further in the coming weeks.On 18 December prices in the Middle East markets declined by $10-70/tonne to $2,250-2,290/tonne CFR (cost & freight)...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Electrolube Launch Exclusive New Product At Southern Manufacturing Show

Electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube has selected the Southern Manufacturing event to showcase the company's latest new products and provide an exclusive first look at a groundbreaking new contamination removal product that is set to become the de facto standard for electronics manufacturers. The newest breakthrough product from Electrolube...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire automotive specialty materials manufacturer...

PPG Industries today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the AXSON Group to acquire REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry.PPG expects the transaction to close in the first quarter 2015, following the French works council consultation process, regulatory...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Introducing Demilec USA's Heatlok as a Must for Sustainable Living: Determining the True...

Decisions to 'go green' with spray foam insulation in aims to save energy cost and lower utility bills have led some homeowners to think twice now that several cases involving incorrect installation of this infamous insulation product have generated problems which can be pricey and difficult to mend.The failure of some companies to address the...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Allnex Introduces UCECOAT 7856 - A New Tin-free Waterborne UV Resin for Single Coat Mirror Effect...

Allnex introduces UCECOAT 7856 - a new waterborne energy curable polyurethane dispersion developed to deliver high gloss mirror effect coatings. The development of UCECOAT 7856 was driven by the growing trend for no or low VOC coatings providing high gloss properties. While conventional waterborne systems usually show poor mirror image after...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
BASF is now the exclusive supplier of automotive coatings for Chery's new plant in Brazil

BASF's Coatings division is the sole supplier of automotive coatings for the new plant of the Chinese automaker Chery in Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August 2014. The shades that BASF will supply are red, white, black, silver and gray. Not only the metal, but also the plastic parts will be painted with BASF's technology. The supply...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
BASF Group and Wurth partner to drive automotive refinish coatings business in India

BASF India Limited and Wurth India announced today that effective January 1, 2015, Wurth India will take over the import, distribution and technical service in India of Glasurit , a BASF premium automotive refinish paint brand. "BASF and Wurth are leading suppliers in the automotive sector and both have many years of experience in the automotive...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Dow Chemical looks to grow its adhesives portfolio

Dow Chemical announced an increased commitment to growth and innovation to its adhesives portfolio for the packaging, textiles and hygiene markets.The company says that this commitment, which the company is marketing under the theme Science that Connects, means that customers and other key stakeholders will see stronger engagement across value...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 
ASC highlights how adhesives enable innovation within automotive sector

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight the innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application. The video series, part of the ASC TV portion of www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org, is focused on...

Company name: The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers Advances PSA Technology With Two Next-Generation Products for...

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has reformulated two of its core pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) into significantly higher performing products: Next-generation Covinax 424-39 and Covinax 265-05.Covinax 424-39 is a coater-ready surfactant stabilized vinyl acrylic copolymer for general purpose use in tape and label applications. It offers a more...

Company name: Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU BLENDS
Durable, Colorable, Silky TPSiV Elastomers from Dow Corning Show Favorable Results when Tested for...

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that its TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been tested according to United States Pharmacopeia's (USP) General Chapter -88- and ISO 10993-10 guidelines and have shown to be non irritating and non sensitizing in skin...

Company name: Dow Corning Corporation
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
EcoCommercial Building is the first building in Brazil to get LEED-NC Platinum certification

EcoCommercial Building (ECB), the building that uses more than 20 technologies for sustainable construction based on raw materials produced by Bayer MaterialScience, the innovative materials division of Bayer Group, has just got the LEED-NC Platinum certification from U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes the best sustainable strategies and...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Faurecia inaugurates seating plant in Wentzville, Missouri

Faurecia, North America's sixth-largest automotive supplier, today inaugurated its new automotive seating plant in Wentzville, Missouri. The facility represents a $13 million investment by Faurecia in the area to support its GM business. The plant started production in September and employs 180 people. "For many months, Faurecia has helped shape...

Company name: Faurecia
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
New dry foaming solution for the insulation of refrigerators: innovation for tangible benefits

Saip has developed a new versatile and user-friendly dry solution for the foaming method of refrigerated cabinets which allows to manufacture over 20 different models of furniture using the same equipment, as well as to produce 2 or more models simultaneously.The plant is equipped with a system for the automatic recognition of models to be foamed...

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND CARE
Freudenberg Group invests in medical technology

The Freudenberg Group is to acquire Polymer Health Technology (PHT), Ebbw Vale, Great Britain, a leading specialist of polyurethane foams for advanced wound care, effective January 1, 2015. With the acquisition of the company, which was founded in 2003, the Freudenberg Nonwovens Business Group will continue to expand its product portfolio in the...

Company name: Freudenberg Group
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> DECORATIVE MOULDINGS
Fypon Launches Classic Woodgrain Products

Starting January 1, 2015, Fypon will introduce a new line of Classic Woodgrain decorative millwork and moulding pieces. Made of durable polyurethane, the products will come with a refined woodgrain texture suitable for either staining or painting.More than two dozen new Classic Woodgrain pieces are being introduced by Fypon, including a variety of...

Company name: Fypon
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Application area of the NORPLAST PUR 385 SE AS extended

The abrasion resistant and antistatic NORPLAST PUR 385 SE AS is a vacuum and transport hose and now has enhanced properties. The NORPLAST PUR 385 SE AS is impressive improved and enhanced properties: As the leading NORPLAST manufacturer, NORRES has now made the NORPLAST PUR 385 SE AS flame retardant in accordance with DIN 4102-B1. With this...

Company name: Norres Schlauchtechnik
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
BASF to sell shares in ELLBA Eastern to joint venture partner Shell

BASF and Shell have reached an agreement for BASF to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, Jurong Island, Singapore to Shell. The joint venture, which is operated by Shell, produces styrene monomer and propylene oxide. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Closing is planned for December 31, 2014.BASF remains...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
Prices Under Pressure: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Propylene

Direct applications of propylene include, besides the plastic polypropylene, production of important chemicals such as propylene oxide, acrylonitrile, cumene, butyraldehyde, and acrylic acid. "About 85 million tonnes of propylene were consumed worldwide in 2013," says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. In a current study...

Company name: Ceresana
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
North America Polyurethane (PU) Market Is Expected To Be Worth $14.46 Billion By 2020

The North American PU market is expected to reach USD 14.46 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing importance of energy efficiency on account of rising energy costs and greenhouse emissions coupled with growing demand for lightweight, high performance materials from the automotive industry in order to...

Company name: Grand View Research
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
IPM to exhibit at the SPFA SprayFoam Convention and Expo 2015

International Pump Manufacturing Inc. (IPM) announced that it will be exhibiting at the SPFA SprayFoam Convention and Expo 2015 that will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The exhibition will be held from 28 - 29 January 2014 and IPM will be exhibiting at stand 109.At the event, International Pump Manufacturing Inc. (IPM) will be showcasing...

Company name: International Pump Manufacturing
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
Hempel acquires leading Dutch coatings manufacturer Schaepman

Hempel announced today that it has acquired Schaepman's Lakfabrieken B.V, a leading Dutch supplier of specialised industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel's five-year growth strategy, One Hempel - One Ambition, and supports its goal of becoming one of the world's top-10 largest coatings suppliers by the end...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
MarChem Pacific Receives National Performance Improvement Honor

Accella Performance Material's MarChem Pacific facility is pleased to announce it has been recognized for exemplary efforts with improving its environmental, health, safety and security program by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates' (SOCMA). Accella's MarChem Pacific facility participates in SOCMA's ChemStewards program, which...

Company name: MarChem Polyurethane Systems
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PEOPLE
Vic Swerts chairman of Soudal has been nominated as Manager of the Year by the Belgian magazine...

Vic Swerts, founder, owner and chairman of Soudal has been nominated as "Manager of the Year 2014" by the Belgian magazine Trends. Over the last 5 decades, Soudal has developed into a global player with over 2,100 employees, a total turnover of 570 million, 44 branches worldwide and sales into 130 countries.These impressive numbers combined with...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
Bart J. ten Brink new President of EUROPUR

On 27 November the Board of Directors of EUROPUR unanimously elected former association Vice-President Bart J. ten Brink from FoamPartner as new President of the Association, effective as from 1 January 2015. Ten Brink succeeds long-standing President Ward Dupont. Charles Schulpen, from Multy Foam, was elected as successor Vice-President for Bart...

Company name: Europur
Published On: Wednesday December 17th, 2014

 
Deborah Borg Named President, Dow USA

In line with The Dow Chemical Company's objective to strengthen its geographic focus, Deborah Borg, vice president of the Human Resource Partner Organization, has been named president of Dow USA. In this role, she will continue to be based in Midland, Michigan, and will report to Joe Harlan, chief commercial officer and vice chairman, Market...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Compositions of a metal amidine complex and second compound, coating compositions comprising same

Described herein are metal amidine complexes in combination with a second compound useful as catalysts in a number of polymerization reactions, including polyurethane and epoxy polymerization reactions. Also described herein are various coating compositions and methods of using same for coating substrates using the metal amidine complexes in...

Company name: King Industries
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> OTHER
Copolymers having polyisobutylene and biodegradable polymer segments

The present invention pertains to copolymers having one or more polyisobutylene segments and one or more biodegradable polymer segments, to methods of making such copolymers, to medical articles that contain such copolymers, and to methods of making such medical articles. According to certain aspects of the invention, copolymers are provided, which...

Company name: Boston Scientific Scimed
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Method to produce copolymers of tetrahydrofuran and epoxidised natural oils

The invention relates to a method to produce polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF) copolymer from plant oil by copolymerizing epoxidized oil; preferably from natural sources like animal oils and more preferably from plants oils; with tetrahydrofuran (THF), in the presence of boron trifluoride-diethylether complex or tetrafluoroboric acid to yield the desired...

Company name: Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> BLEND
Shelf life of polyol blends containing halogenated olefins by encapsulation of active components

The shelf life of polyurethane polyol pre-blends containing halogenated olefins is extended by encapsulation of active components such as catalysts and/or surfactants. The active component is encapsulated in a crystallizable or thermoplastic polymer. The encapsulated particles have a size of 2,800 microns or less and the active components are not...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Chlorinated polyether and polyurethane obtained therefrom

Provided is a chlorinated polyether which has excellent solubility in solvents and excellent thermal stability, has the excellent effect of improving the adhesion of coating materials, inks, and adhesives to polyolefins, can be expected to be usable as a flame retardant, and is useful also as a novel starting material for polyurethanes. The...

Company name: Tosoh
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Aromatic polyesters, polyol blends comprising the same and resultant products therefrom

The present invention discloses low viscosity aromatic polyester polyols suitable for blending with other polyols or other materials mutually compatible with the polyester polyols to achieve polyurethane and polyisocyanurate products. In particular the present invention discloses polyester polyols comprising the reaction of: A) an aromatic...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Curable polyisocyanate composition

Stable polyisocyanate composition comprising a compound comprising a group having the structure --CO--NH--O-- in such an amount that the ratio of the number of --CO--NH--CO-- groups to the number of isocyanate groups is at most equal to 1. Curable composition comprising this polyisocyanate composition, lithium halide, urea and an epoxy resin.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Urethane resin particles for slush molding

Provided are urethane resin particles for slush molding which make it possible that inconveniences based on the slip-down of a pigment, on the aggregation of particles of the pigment, and on other causes are removed although this coloring is coloring onto the resin particle surfaces. The present invention is urethane resin particles for slush mold...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Method of preparing encapsulated pigment dispersions which include polyurethane dispersions

A process for encapsulating pigment dispersions is provided where a pigment is dispersed with a polymeric dispersant in an aqueous solvent system. An acrylate monomer and a polyurethane dispersion are added and the resultant mixture is polymerized. Optionally, the acrylate monomer/polyurethane mixture may be emulsified in water with an added...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
Pigment dispersion and ink composition, curable composition and curable ink composition making use...

The present invention provides a pigment dispersion, containing (a) a pigment; and (b) a polymer having a polyurethane bond in a main chain, having at least one polymer chain selected from the group consisting of a polyester, a polyacrylate, a polymethacrylate and a polyalkylene oxide at a side chain of the polymer, and having a partial skeleton...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion and process for preparing the same

An aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion containing a polyurethane resin obtained by reacting (A) a polyurethane prepolymer obtained by reacting (a) a polyisocyanate compound, (b) at least one polyol compound containing a polycarbonate polyol having a number average molecular weight of 400 to 3000, (c) an acidic group-containing polyol compound,...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Transparent polymer materials for encapsulation of optical devices and photovoltaic module that uses...

Flexible optically transparent nano structured polymer material is based on the composition that includes the derivatives of polyurethanes, hardening agent, antistatic additive and modifiers. The structure of polymer includes nano and micro-domains and clusters of various sizes and configurations that are located in a certain order in the volume of...

Company name: Enerize
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Aqueous coating agent and gas barrier film

An aqueous coating composition includes an aqueous polyurethane resin including a polyurethane resin having an acid group and a polyamine compound, a water-soluble polymer, and an inorganic layered mineral. The aqueous polyurethane resin is included at a solid content of 50-80 mass %, the water-soluble polymer is included at a solid content of 5-20...

Company name: Toppan Printing
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> TWO-COMPONENTS
2k polyurethane systems with phase separation

The invention relates to a two-component polyurethane composition containing i) 10 to 80 wt. % of at least one polyol with an average molecular weight of 200 g/mol to 3000 g/mol, ii) 5 to 60 wt. % of at least one aromatic polyisocyanate, and iii) 0 to 15 wt. % of an additive. The composition has an NCO:OH ratio of 2:1 to 1:2, and the composition...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Aqueous radiation curable polyurethane compositions

The invention relates to radiation-curable aqueous composition comprising a high molecular weight ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane obtained from the reaction of a polyisocyanate, at least one hydrophilic compound which is capable to render the polyurethane prepolymer dispersible in aqueous medium, an ethylenically unsaturated compound...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Ambient cure pigmented or clear top coat non-isocyanate system

A spray system for formulating an ambient curable clear coat product includes a first container containing a mixture of a polymer with primary hydroxyl functionality and an amino crosslinker with alkoxymethyl functionality and a propellant and a second container containing a catalyst formulated to initiate a polymerization reaction of the polymer...

Company name: Seymour of Sycamore
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition for optical applications, adhesive layer for optical applications, optical...

The purpose of the present invention is to provide: an adhesive composition for optical applications, which is capable of suppressing luminance unevenness without deteriorating the contrast characteristics in optical applications, and which can be used for optical members and prevents the optical members from separation in a reliability test; an...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
Molding packaging material, and molded case

A molding packaging material includes a heat resistant resin layer as an outer layer, a metal foil layer, and a first adhesive agent layer arranged there between. The first adhesive agent layer is constituted by an adhesive agent containing a two-part curing type polyester polyurethane resin made of a polyester resin as a main ingredient and a...

Company name: Showa Denko Packaging
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
Poly(hydroxyl urethane) compositions and methods of making and using the same

Methods and compositions relating to poly(hydroxyl urethane) compounds are described herein that are useful as, among other things, binders and adhesives. The cross-linked composition is achieved through the reaction of a cyclic carbonate, a compound having two or more thiol groups, and a compound having two or more amine functional groups. In...

Company name: U.S. Department of Energy
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> WOOD ADHESIVE
Wood adhesive composition

The invention relates to a composition obtained by simultaneously mixing at least one isocyanate, at least one polyether and at least one amino resin, wherein said polyether comprises at least one ethylene oxide moiety and at least one isocyanate reactive group selected from the group comprising hydroxyl, amino, epoxy, and thiol, and wherein said...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 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 polyether, wherein said polyether comprises at least one ethylene oxide moiety and at least one isocyanate-reactive group selected from the group comprising hydroxyl, amino, epoxy, and thiol; and--a second component...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> FOAM SEAL
Foam gasket and bonding tape based on polyurethane dispersions

A polymer sheet includes a polyurethane core. The polyurethane core has a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface. The polymer sheet can have at least one functional layer overlying a major surface. The polymer sheet has a thickness t.sub.PS. The polyurethane core has a thickness t.sub.PC. In embodiments...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite elements with improved dimensional stability

The present invention relates to a polyurethane/polyisocyanurate foam with improved dimensional stability. It relates further to the use thereof in the production of metal composite elements, to metal composite elements produced therewith, and to a method for producing metal composite elements.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEAT CUSHIONS
Polyurethane foam formulation, products and methods

A foam article for use in a seat cushion includes an open cell, polyurethane foam material that includes a base polyol; a crosslinker; an isocyanate; a surfactant; and water, that are reacted together to produce a seat cushion having dynamic and static performance specifications that are better than the performance characteristics for a...

Company name: Johnson Controls Technology
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Solid golf ball

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

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Thermally insulated polyurethane shipper and method of making same

A thermally insulated sandwich polyurethane (PUR) shipper for a temperature sensitive payload is provided. The sandwich PUR shipper comprises an outer corrugated box, an inner corrugated box, vacuum insulated panels (such as VIP panels) and PUR foam. The inner box is nested within the outer box and has a bottom, sides and a top. The inner box...

Company name: Sonoco Development
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE>> ACOUSTIC REFLECTORS
Acoustic reflectors

An acoustic reflector primarily for underwater use comprising a shell surrounding a core in which holes are provided in the shell to allow air and water freely to enter and leave the interior of the shell when the reflector is immersed in water. Various embodiments are described including the use of a metal shell matched to a water core, the use of...

Company name: Subsea Asset Location Technologies
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Polyurethane roller coating device for carpet backing

A device for applying a polyurethane mixture to a backstitch side of a greige includes: a tensioning roller rotatable in a first direction; an application roller arranged adjacent to the application roller and rotatable in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the tensioning roller and the application roller positioned transversely...

Company name: Kusters Zima
Published On: Tuesday December 16th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Soles for sports shoes

Improved soles and insoles for shoes, in particular sports shoes, are described. In an aspect, a sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, with at least a first and a second surface region is provided. The first surface region comprises expanded thermoplastic polyurethane ("TPU"). The second surface region is free from expanded TPU.

Company name: Adidas
Published On: Thursday December 18th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Synthesis and Deblocking Studies of Low Temperature Heat-Curable Blocked Polymeric Methylene...

One package heat curable polyurethane system typically requires blocked isocyanates with a relatively low deblocking temperature. In this study, a series of new aromatic secondary amines blocked polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (pMDI) was synthesized and characterized. Hot-stage FTIR, DSC and TGA spectroscopic methods were used to...

Company name: University of Toronto
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Effect of silane modified nano ZnO on UV degradation of polyurethane coatings

Nanosized ZnO modified by 2-aminoethyl-3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APS) was prepared using the precipitation method.Modified nano ZnO by silane (ZnO-APS) was characterised by XRD, SEM, TEM and UV-vis measurements. The degradation of the polyurethane coating, the polyurethane coatings containing 0.1wt% nano ZnO and the polyurethane coatings...

Company name: Vietnam Institute for Tropical Technology
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Preparation and Characterization of Biodegradable Polyurethane Nanocomposites Based on...

Polyurethane nanocomposites were synthesized using one-step solution polymerization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-diol, poly(butylene adipate)-diol using 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate. Nanocomposites were prepared using an in-situ polymerization method. The structure was verified using FTIR and 1HNMR. Morphology was examined by XRD and TEM methods....

Company name: Cairo University
Published On: Friday December 19th, 2014

 
 

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