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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Emery Oleochemicals marks key milestone with site pre-commissioning activities of world's first...

Emery Oleochemicals, a world leader in natural-based chemicals announced that construction activities of its new technologically advanced bio-polyol plant located in Cincinnati, Ohio has reached mechanical completion. The plant will further strengthen Emery Oleochemicals' ability to provide wide range of Eco-Friendly Polyoyls products and customer...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Tuesday December 30th, 2014

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Global Isocyanate (Rigid Foam, Flexible Foam, Paints & Coatings, Adhesive & Sealants, and Elastomers...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Isocyanate Market by Type & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019 report to their offering. The isocyanate market is witnessing high growth on account of rising demand from existing and new applications that would become significant in the future, especially in the Asia-Pacific region....

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
A Profile Of The Mexican Paint Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "A Profile of the Mexican Paint Industry" report to their offering.The author is pleased to present its updated Profile of the Mexican Paint Industry. This is part of an exclusive range of in-depth studies where the paint industry is covered in more detail than in our conventional country...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
FLEXcon Silver Urethane Adds Conformability and Durability

FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating, has announced the release of DPM U 150 Silver V-29 150 Poly H-9, the newest in its DPM series of pressure-sensitive films designed for durable product marking.The mirror-like finish of DPM U 150 Silver offers a brilliant metal look ideal for high-end durable labels, die-cut labels and...

Company name: FLEXcon
Published On: Wednesday December 31st, 2014

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Brentano Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Brentano Design Studio, led by Iris Wang, celebrates 25 years in 2015. The textile house has grown from a modest eight patterns in 1990 into a guiding light for international design."I feel very blessed," says Wang. "So many people have helped Brentano get to this point. My husband (and Brentano CEO) E-Kwan and I have two sons, and with this...

Company name: Brentano
Published On: Sunday January 04th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Seco Machine sees return of manufacturing

From the outside, the building near the southeast corner of Whipple Avenue and Applegrove Street NW appears to be home to business offices.But inside are the sounds of manufacturing. Robots move pieces in and out of machines. Grinders smooth cast iron surfaces. Cranes move one ton steel bars set to become railroad car axles. Ovens bake blocks of...

Company name: Seco Machine
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Huntsman Announces Restructuring Program

In an effort to improve the global competitiveness of its pigments and additives business, Huntsman Corp. announced a restructuring program in which the company plans to reduce its workforce by approximately 900 positions. Annual cost savings are expected to be approximately $130 million and will be achieved by the middle of 2016.Separately,...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Sunday January 04th, 2015

 
Low growth is a temporary phenomenon, says BASF India Chief

Global chemical giant BASF has identified Asia Pacific as its major thrust area and plans to invest $ 10 billion euros in the region by 2020 with a portion of this dedicated to its Indian operations. In India, it announced a Rs 1,000 crore investment in Dahej and is establishing an R&D facility in Mumbai, its second in Asia.Raman Ramachandran,...

Company name: BASF India
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Antimicrobial colloidal silver products and method of making same

Gelatinous materials combined with the Colloidal Silver additive to formulate an antimicrobial product having cushioning properties. Embodiments of the present invention can include gelatinous materials selected from a group consisting of thermosetting polymer, Styrene-Ethylene-Butadiene-Styrene polymer (SEBS), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), and...

Company name: Eco Product Group
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Halogen free, flame retardant compositions

The present disclosure provides a flexible, halogen-free, flame retardant composition. The composition includes from about 25 wt % to about 95 wt % of a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU); from about 5 wt % to about 50 wt % of an olefin block copolymer (OBC); and from about 30 wt % to about 70 wt % of a flame retardant. The flame retardant is...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Monohydroxy cyclic phosphonate substantially free of polyhydroxy phosphonate, process for making...

A monohydroxy cyclic phosphonate substantially free of polyhydroxy phosphonate is employed as a reactive flame retardant in flexible polyurethane.

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Cyclic amine compounds, compositions, and polyurethane foams made therefrom

The present invention describes cyclic amine compounds useful for catalysts for polyurethane form-forming compositions. The cyclic amine compounds of the invention provide distinct benefits for reaction compositions, methods, and polyurethane foams based on their desirable physical and catalytic properties.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Ultraviolet curable resin composition for transparent color-painted steel sheet, and steel sheet...

An ultraviolet (UV) curable resin composition is provided which includes 25 to 45 parts by weight of a modified epoxy acrylate oligomer; and 10 to 25 parts by weight of a urethane acrylate oligomer. Further provided is a metal sheet that is transparent and corrosion resistant, impact resistant, scratch resistant, adhesive, anti-corrosive, and...

Company name: Noroo Holdings
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Non-aqueous pigment ink

In a non-aqueous pigment ink that includes pigment, a non-aqueous solvent, and a non-aqueous resin that functions to disperse pigment dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, the non-aqueous solvent includes a hydrocarbon based non polar solvent at 50% by mass or more with respect to the total amount of solvent. The non-aqueous resin is an acrylic...

Company name: Riso Kagaku
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Lignocellulose materials having good mechanical properties

A process for the production of a lignocellulose-containing material, in which, based in each case on the lignocellulose-containing material: A) from 30 to 95% by weight of lignocellulose particles; B) from 1 to 25% by weight of expanded plastic particles having a bulk density in the range from 10 to 150 kg/m.sup.3; C) from 1 to 50% by weight of a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Moisture and/or heat exchange device

A moisture and/or heat exchange device, for example a plate heat exchanger, a sorption rotor, adsorption dehumidifying rotor or the like, has moisture or heat exchange surfaces, by means of which moisture and/or heat can be introduced into a stream of fluid and/or can be extracted from a stream of fluid and/or can be exchanged between streams of...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> DISPERSIONS
Mascara containing an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane and an acrylic film former

The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one aqueous polyurethane dispersion and at least one acrylic film forming agent.

Company name: L'Oreal
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Compositions and methods for treating hair

Disclosed are hair styling compositions comprising at least two latex polyurethane polymers, wherein at least one latex polyurethane polymer is a film-forming polymer, and at least one component chosen from coalescing agents and plasticizers. Methods of styling the hair are also disclosed.

Company name: L'Oreal
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> ORAL CARE
Dental materials based on dimer acid derivatives with ring opening polymerizable groups

The invention relates to a radically polymerizable monomer of formula (I) ##STR00001## wherein W.sup.1 and W.sup.2 in each case independently represent H or X--R--Y--PG, wherein at least one of W.sup.1 and W.sup.2 represents X--R--Y--PG, X in each case independently is missing or represents an ether, ester, amide, urethane or urea group, Y in each...

Company name: Ivoclar Vivadent
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Viscoelastic foam

Embodiments of the invention provide for viscoelastic polyurethane foams. The foams are made from reaction system which includes (a) an isocyanate reactive component, (b) a isocyanate component, (c) one or more blowing agents, (d) a catalyst component, and (e) a silicone based surfactant. The isocyanate reactive component includes at least (i) from...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Corrosion inhibiting self-expanding foam

A corrosion prevention and control composition and method comprises combining primarily two-component polyurethane foam formed by reacting polyols with an isocyanate compound, and a 2 to 10 percent by weight of either an organic or inorganic gas-phase corrosion inhibitor. The closed cell foam provides a barrier protection for the underlying...

Company name: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersions for coating textiles

The present invention relates to aqueous polyurethane dispersions containing an anionically hydrophilized and non-ionically hydrophilized polyurethane polymer with incorporated dihydrazide compounds, to a process for preparing them, and to their use for preparing coated textiles.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Urethane (meth)acrylate and moisture-proof insulating coating material

Provided is a photocurable moisture-proof insulating coating material which places little burden on the environment and has excellent surface curability with low irradiation. In addition, this photocurable moisture-proof insulating coating material is hydrophobic and exhibits high adhesion to a substrate material. Also provided is a novel urethane...

Company name: Showa Denko
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Active energy ray curable aqueous emulsions

The present invention relates to (meth)acrylated compounds (A) prepared from (a) at least one cyclic ether polyol, (b) at least one linking compound (b1) and/or (b2), wherein the linking compound (b1) is selected from cyclic compounds (b11) containing at least one (I) group in the cycle where X=O or NH, from hydroxy acids (b12) and/or from alkylene...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Crash-durable adhesive with enhanced stress durability

A heat-curable structural adhesive includes a non-rubber-modified epoxy resin, a reaction product of a carboxyl- or amine-terminated butadiene polymer or copolymer and a bisphenol F-based epoxy resin, a elastomeric toughener containing capped isocyanate groups, one or more epoxy curing agents a moisture scavenger and a heat activatable catalyst...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Molding packaging material and method for producing same

A molding packaging material excellent in interlaminar lamination strength is provided, in which it is possible to prevent deterioration of the interlaminar strength due to influences of electrolytes and also possible to prevent deterioration of the interlaminar strength due to influences of heat generation and/or expansion/contraction of the...

Company name: Toagosei
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminating adhesive and laminate

A laminating adhesive is prepared from a water-borne resin obtained by allowing an isocyanate group-terminated prepolymer having an anionic group to react with a chain extender; a swellable inorganic layer compound; and a water dispersible polyisocyanate curing agent.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Ruminant feed composition and method of making

A nutrient or medicinal composition for administration to ruminants, which includes a core of one or more biologically active substances coated with a film of polyurethane, overcoated with an "intermediate" wax is disclosed. This polyurethane/wax coating is resistant to rumen conditions, but will release the biologically active substance(s) in the...

Company name: Agrium Advanced Technologies
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane and associated method and article

A thermoplastic polyurethane is formed by the reaction of a specific hydroxy-diterminated poly(phenylene ether) and an organic diisocyanate. The polyurethane-forming reaction optionally employs diols other than the hydroxy-diterminated poly(phenylene ether). Compared to thermoplastic polyurethanes lacking the residue of the hydroxy-diterminated...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Polyurethane urea elastic fiber

Disclosed is a polyurethane urea elastic fiber containing 5-40% by weight of a polyurethane compound, wherein the compression deformation starting temperature determined by thermomechanical analysis (TMA) is not less than 150.degree. C. but not more than 180.degree. C. and time for thermal cutting at 180.degree. C. is not less than 30 seconds.

Company name: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Method for continuously producing a sandwich composite elements

In order to provide sandwich composite elements (100) having an improved fire protection behavior, the invention relates to a method for continuously producing sandwich composite elements (100) having a lower cover layer (10), an upper cover layer (11), and a polyurethane hard-foam core body (12) introduced between the cover layers (10, 11),...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> PRODUCTION
Use of a piston reactor to implement a phosgenation process

A process for phosgenating an amine comprising employing a plug-flow type reactor with internal recycle is disclosed. The process can be continuous, which makes it possible to prepare, in a single stage, a (poly)isocyanate with a good yield, without formation of byproducts and on simplifying the plant in order to carry out the process so as to...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> SHOWER MODULE
Drain wall for a prefabricated shower module

A prefabricated, polyurethane reaction injection molded, leak-proof shower module suitable for use in constructing a tiled shower includes a plurality of sidewalls, a floor bounded along at least one peripheral edge by at least one sidewall extending substantially vertically from the edge, and a drain wall defining a drain aperture and having an...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Cleaning blade, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A cleaning blade includes a contact portion that contacts a member to be cleaned, and the contact portion at least contains polyurethane rubber and has at least two different endothermic peak temperatures by differential scanning calorimetry in a range of 100.degree. C. or higher.

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball and method of manufacturing a golf ball

A golf ball and a method of manufacturing a golf ball is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a golf ball includes molding a cover made of thermoplastic resin over at least one intermediate layer of a golf ball; permeating an isocyanate solution comprising an isocyanate compound and a co-reactant compound into an outer portion of...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Three-cover-layer golf ball having transparent or plasticized polyamide intermediate layer

A golf ball includes a core and a three-layer cover disposed adjacent the core. The three-layer cover includes an inner cover, an intermediate cover, and an outer cover. The inner cover includes a non-ionomeric E/Y copolymer where E is an olefin and Y is a carboxylic acid. The inner cover has a hardness of about 45 to 68 Shore D. The outer cover...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Polylactic acid composition, foam molded article thereof and method of producing the same

A polylactic acid composition is produced with an MI value of 0.05 or more and 5 or less, the MI value being measured at 190.degree. C. under a load of 21.6 kg in accordance with JIS K7210 (ISO 1133). A polylactic acid is crosslinked with a polyisocyanate to generate a cross-linked polylactic acid, including a large cross-linked polylactic acid...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Photosensitive polysiloxane composition and applications thereof

A photosensitive polysiloxane composition for forming a protective film having superior sensitivity is disclosed. A protective film formed from the photosensitive polysiloxane composition and an element including the protective film are also disclosed. The photosensitive polysiloxane composition includes a polysiloxane, an...

Company name: Chi Mei Corporation
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
Method for producing urethanes composed of mono and di-functional aromatic amines

The object of the invention is to provide a process for preparing urethanes by reacting aromatic amines with a dialkyl carbonate, wherein the alkyl radical of the organic dialkyl carbonate comprises from 2 to 18 carbon atoms, and the reaction is carried out in the presence of a base.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> ADHESIVES
The Effect of Adhesive Thickness on the Mechanical Behavior of a Structural Polyurethane Adhesive

One parameter that influences the adhesively bonded joints performance is the adhesive layer thickness. Hence, its effect has to be investigated experimentally and should be taken into consideration in the design of adhesive joints. Most of the results from literature are for typical structural epoxy adhesives which are generally formulated to...

Company name: Universidade do Porto
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Use of maleic anhydride compatibilization to improve toughness and other properties of polylactide...

Polylactide (PLA) being a very brittle biopolymer could be toughened by blending with thermoplastic elastomers such as thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU) and thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPE); unfortunately, these blends are immiscible forming round domains in the PLA matrix. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the...

Company name: Middle East Technical University
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Synthesis and Curing Kinetics of UV-Curable Waterborne Bisphenol-S...

In order to prepare waterborne UV-curable polyurethane-acrylate (PUA) /epoxyl-acrylate (ERA) nanocomposites, the PUA, bisphenol-S epoxy acrylate (BPSEA) and methylacryloylpropyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (MAP-POSS) were synthesized. UV-curable BPSEA/PUA/MAP-POSS nanocomposites were prepared. The curing process, kinetics, and properties...

Company name: Hebei University
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Ion-Containing Polyurethane Segmented Copolymers

Despite the well-established foundation of polyurethane chemistry in both industry and academia, research continues at a vigorous pace to refine synthetic processes and discover new functional materials. Incorporating ionic groups into polymers is a synthetic parameter capable of tailoring polymer properties and enabling emerging technologies. This...

Company name: Virginia Tech
Published On: Monday January 05th, 2015

 
 

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