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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyols Market Worth $28 Billion by 2019

The report "Polyols Market by Product Type (Polyester, Polyether), by Applications (Rigid Foam, Flexible Foam, CASE), and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global polyols market with analysis and forecast of the market size by value and volume. It also identifies driving and...

Company name: MarketsandMarket
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
CASE
BASF Spray Polyurethane Foam Obtains EPA Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR Program Certification

BASF's spray polyurethane foam achieved Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seal & Insulate certification from the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) with ENERGY STAR. This EPA residential program certification highlights products for their energy efficiency and construction.Securing a 'Seal & Insulate' Certification from...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Successful Mission for NCFI Polyurethanes and NASA with Orion Spacecraft Test Flight

NCFI Polyurethane's 30-year partnership with NASA was re-launched Dec. 5, 2014 with the space agency's first successful post-Space Shuttle launch and test flight of the Orion spacecraft. NCFI's spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is used on the second stage liquid fuel tanks of all NASA spacecraft.NASA and the United Launch Alliance (ULA-the...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday December 22nd, 2014

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Fortifies Fish Hatchery

Fish rearing is a trade within itself: it requires discipline and dedication. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) operates several fish hatcheries in which different types of fish, including bass, American shad, and tilapia are monitored from their hatching period and reared until they can be moved to ponds and rivers.These...

Company name: Spray Foam Insulation of the Carolina's
Published On: Monday December 22nd, 2014

 
Icynene honored with 2014 Architectural Record Product Award

Product innovation by Icynene continues to be recognized by peers as the leading spray foam insulation manufacturer receives the 2014 Products Award for Icynene ProSeal™ from industry publication Architectural Record in the Façades category this month.Icynene ProSeal™ offers an exceptionally high R-value of R7 per inch and is approved for...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls getting softer

Golf balls are getting softer. As a whole, compression ratings are going down. Callaway is part of this trend. The company recently introduced its Chrome Soft, a 65-compression ball with three-piece construction and a urethane cover, on Dec. 16.The ball, to be available at Golf Shops Jan. 16, has caught the attention of five-time major champion and...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
MacArtney UK invests in new cable assembly technology

Offshore systems supplier MacArtney UK has invested in new equipment at its state of the art Dyce facility.The company has invested in excess of £70,000 on a new Polyurethane mixing machine for its cable assembly workshop. The unit will help produce high quality connector and cable assemblies for all types of underwater use.Investment in the new...

Company name: MacArtney UK
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Medical Packaging: Thermoplastic Polyurethane Film

UFP Technologies has pioneered creating medical device packaging solutions from medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films. Utilizing TPU films we are able to address specific needs and concerns of medical device implant manufactures such as sterile barrier protection, puncture resistance, and abrasion resistance to eliminate...

Company name: UFP Technologies, Inc
Published On: Saturday December 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> FILMS
TPI and Vestas Sign Wind Blade Supply Agreement for China

TPI Composites announced today that it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide blades for the V110 wind turbine from TPI's factory in Dafeng, China. Vestas launched its V110-2.0MW wind turbine in the China market in October 2014, introducing its most advanced technology to grow its business in the world's...

Company name: TPI Composites
Published On: Saturday December 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BONE & CARTILAGE
Titanium metal foam may help fuse metal into bones to repair damages

A new metallic foam made of titanium would now make fusion of metals to repair broken bones possible. The titanium foam opens the possibility of using malleable yet strong metal foams instead of hard metal to repair damaged bones. The titanium foam is made by saturating a polyurethane solution with a solution of titanium powder and binding agents....

Company name: the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology
Published On: Saturday December 27th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
The plastic side of mind-controlled prosthetics

Double amputee Les Baugh of Colorado made history this past summer, when he became the first man to wear and simultaneously control prosthetic limbs simply through thought. Baugh lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, and thanks to Modular Prosthetic Limbs (MPL) developed at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory...

Company name: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Published On: Monday December 22nd, 2014

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
DSM to sell Euroresins to Cathay Investments

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces it has reached agreement with Cathay Investments for the sale of Euroresins. Subject to customary approvals and notifications, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2015. Financial details will not be disclosed at this time.Euroresins is a distributor of...

Company name: Euroresins
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC to Consolidate Polyurethane Material Businesses

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and SKC Co., Ltd. announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to consolidate the polyurethane material businesses of both companies.MCI and SKC target to form the new joint venture company by April 1, 2015 subject to completion of necessary procedures, such as the obtaining of relevant approvals and licenses.The JVC...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Inc
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
ALTANA expands its business in Brazil through acquisitions

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has acquired two companies in Brazil. As a result, the ACTEGA division now has its own sites in South America's largest country. Both of the acquired companies are owner-operated and headquartered in the federal state of Sao Paulo. Premiata, which operates two facilities under the name of Premiata Tintas and...

Company name: Altana Electrical Insulation
Published On: Monday December 22nd, 2014

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Bioplastics in 2014: the green year that was

All considering, 2014 was not at all a bad year - at least in terms of bioplastics innovations and applications, that is.As designers, processors and manufacturers cautiously adapt to the idea of green plastics, the use of renewably sourced materials is being introduced in more and more application areas. Looking back at some of the developments we...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant composition

A liquid flame retardant composition which comprises one or more flame retarding agents, which are the epoxides obtainable by reacting tetrabromobisphenol A with epichlorohydrin and their end-capped derivatives represented by Formula (1) is provided. The liquid composition is especially useful in the preparation of rigid polyurethane foams.

Company name: Bromine Compounds
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
Method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate, polyurethane foam-forming compositions, polyurethane foam...

There is provided herein a method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate comprising reacting paraformaldehyde, at least one dialkyl phosphite and at least one trialkyl phosphite, in the presence of at least one amine catalyst.

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyols containing diels-alder or ene adducts

Polyester polyols containing adducts formed from Diels-Alder and Ene reactions are disclosed. Processes for making the polyester polyols and uses of the polyester polyols as polyurethane coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and foams are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the polyester polyols contain biorenewable adducts based on maleic...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates

The invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates by reacting the corresponding amines with phosgene in the gas phase, if appropriate in the presence of an inert medium, in which the amine and the phosgene are first mixed and converted to the isocyanate in a reactor, by cooling a reaction gas which comprises isocyanate and hydrogen...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink jet resin ink composition, ink jet recording method, and recorded matter

An ink jet resin ink composition which is caused to adhere onto a glitter region that contains a glitter pigment, includes: at least one kind of resin selected from a urethane-based resin, an ester-based resin, and a fluorene-based resin, wherein glass-transition temperatures (Tg) of the urethane-based resin and the ester-based resin are higher...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
Ink, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording method

An ink for ink jet contains a pigment and a urethane resin. The pigment is at least one of a pigment the particles of which have an anionic group bonded to their surface directly or via another atomic group and a pigment dispersed by a resin having an anionic unit and different from the urethane resin. The urethane resin has a unit derived from a...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous urethane resin composition

To provide an aqueous urethane resin composition with high reactivity, excellent drying characteristics, and the like, even under low-temperature environment. Provided is an aqueous urethane resin composition consisting mainly of the following (A) component and containing the following (B) and (C) components: (A) Hydrophilic polyol, (B) Water...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Multicomponent composition for filling and/or injecting cracks, flaws and cavities in structures or...

A multicomponent composition for filling and/or grouting cracks, flaws, and cavities in structures or earth and stone formations, including: i) water; ii) cement; iii) an aqueous plastic dispersion; and iv) at least one monomer, which can be radically polymerized, or a polyisocyanate. A material is thus obtained as a sealant having both a swelling...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
SYSTEMS
Compact, lightfast polyurethane moulded parts

The invention relates to compact, lightfast polyurethane moulded parts which consist of isocyanates, polyols and chain extenders and/or cross-linking agents, as well as to the use of same.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Aqueous cosmetic composition comprising alkylcellulose, non-volatile oils, at least one wax and at...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium: --at least water, --at least alkylcellulose, --at least one first hydrocarbon-based non-volatile oil, chosen from: --C.sub.10-C.sub.26 alcohols, preferably monoalcohols; --optionally hydroxylated monoesters, diesters or triesters of a...

Company name: L'OREAL
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Process for polyurethane-modified polyisocyanurate foam with improved thermal stability

A method for improving the thermal stability of polyurethane-modified polyisocyanurate (PU-PIR) foams is provided. Moreover, a process for producing the PU-PIR foams exhibiting improved thermal stability is provided. The foams have incorporated therein a high molecular weight ammonium polyphosphate (APP). APP is employed as a partial or complete...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Paint composition and coated article using the same

A paint composition contains polyurethane paint and nano silicon dioxide. The weight percentage of the nano silicon dioxide in the paint composition is about 2% to about 10%. The surface of the nano silicon dioxide chemically bonds with a silane coupling agent having amino function groups or an aluminate coupling agent having amino function groups.

Company name: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive made of polymers having crystalline domains, amorphous polyurethane and silane compounds

A description is given of an adhesive comprising two components, the first component comprising at least two different polymers of which at least one contains carboxyl groups. One of the polymers is selected from polymers which are capable of forming crystalline domains and copolymers of ethylene and vinyl acetate, and the second polymer is an...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, surface protective film, and optical member

Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for acrylic film protection which can forma surface protective film (pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet) excellent in antistatic properties, adherability, removability and workability for acrylic films (acrylic resins) and usable for acrylic film protection. The pressure-sensitive adhesive...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Semi-IPN polyurethane/polyurea protective films

Briefly, the present disclosure provides a film, tape or outer layer of a composite part comprising: a) at least one layer comprising a crosslinked polymer selected from the group consisting of crosslinked polyurethane, crosslinked polyurea, and crosslinked mixed polyurethane/polyurea polymer; and in some embodiments b) an adhesive layer. In some...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
Method for the preparation of microcellular polyurethane elastomers

This invention relates to a method of preparing a microcellular polyurethane elastomer by reacting naphthalene diisocyanate with a polyol to prepare a prepolymer containing an isocyanate (NCO) group, followed by mixing the prepared polyurethane prepolymer with a plasticizer, water, an emulsifier and the like, and then foaming the prepolymer blend...

Company name: SKC
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE SUBSTITUTE
System and method of forming a roadway comprising polyurethane

A method of forming a roadway is provided comprising providing a reclaimer-stabilizer machine, providing in-situ soil materials, forming a base layer using the reclaimer-stabilizer machine, forming a wear layer over the base layer, and wherein the wear layer comprises a polyurethane composition in addition to the in-situ materials. In some...

Company name: Technisoil Industrial
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Putter face insert

A putter-type golf club head having a face insert comprising a metal sheet and a urethane backing is disclosed herein. The metal sheet, which makes contact with a golf ball during use, includes a plurality of oval-shaped holes extending through the entire thickness of the sheet and having a specific size and spacing, and the urethane backing has a...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
Dual cured castable hybrid polyurethane/polyurea system for use in golf balls

Compositions for golf balls that include polyurethane and polyurea linkages and that are crosslinked in the soft segments of the polymer backbone. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which are based on a polyurethane and/or polyurea prepolymers, have improved crosslink density from the crosslinking between the soft, unsaturated...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Belt having a multilayer impregnated textile overlay

The invention relates to a power transmission belt, having a base made of polyurethane (30) and a textile overlay (1) and comprising a first coating of a first thermoplastic material (22') on the surface (11) of the textile overlay (1), which first coating forms an impregnation, has a melting temperature from 80.degree. C. to approximately...

Company name: Arntz Beteiligungs
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> WIRE & CABLE COATINGS
Flat cable and cable harness using the same

A flat cable includes a plurality of wires arranged in parallel, and a fibrous member woven into the plurality of wires in the arrangement direction of the plurality of wires. The fibrous member includes a polyurethane elastic fiber, and has an elongation of not less than 500% and not more than 900%, an elongation recovery rate of not less than 90%...

Company name: Hitachi Metals
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for improving thermal stability of polypropylene carbonate

Provided is a method for improving thermal stability of polypropylene carbonate and, more particularly, a method of end capping a molecular chain of polypropylene carbonate using a urethane group by adding isocyanates or diisocyanates to a polypropylene carbonate resin, which may optionally be a mixture containing tertiary polyol, so as to delay...

Company name: SK innovation
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
Hybrid polymers

The present invention pertains to a polyurethane fluoropolymer [polymer (F.sub.p)] obtainable by reacting: (i) at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (F)] comprising one or more recurring units derived from at least one (meth)acrylic monomer [monomer (MA)] having formula (I) here below: wherein: --R.sub.1, R.sub.2 and R.sub.3, equal to or different...

Company name: Solvay Specialty Polymers
Published On: Thursday December 25th, 2014

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GRAFT POLYOLS
Synthesis and Properties of Polyurethanes Graft Modified by Long Polydimethylsiloxane Side Chain

Long side chain polyurethane oligomers were synthesized from tolylene diisocyanate (TDI), polyether triol (N330) and monohydroxy terminated polydimethylsiloxane (M-PDMS,Mn=50000), and the structures were characterized by FT-IR spectrum. Subsequently, they were mixed with polyurethane oligomers synthesized from TDI and polyether triol (N220) to...

Company name: Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry
Published On: Saturday December 27th, 2014

 
CHEMISTRY
Self-Repairable Polyurethane Networks by Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Water

Sugar moieties were incorporated into cross-linked polyurethane (PUR) networks in an effort to achieve self-repairing in the presence of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). When methyl-α-d-glucopyranoside (MGP) molecules are reacted with hexamethylene diisocyanate trimer (HDI) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) to form cross-linked...

Company name: Clemson University
Published On: Saturday December 27th, 2014

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Understanding Toxicity of Products - Part I

The issue was touched on in last months article, Product Transparency-Risk and Hazard, which talked about the need to use risk-based approaches to toxicity assessment rather than simply hazard-based assessment.This series will introduce the details of how to approach and understand toxicity and risk assessment for green building professionals.The...

Company name: Global GreenTag Pty Ltd
Published On: Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

 
 

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