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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Primary driver for toulene market is rapidly evolving Polyurethane industry

Toluene is currently being produced only in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). SAFRA, Eastern Petrochemical Company (Sharq), and Yanbu National Petrochemical Company (YANSAB) are the only producers of toluene. Toluene is primarily used as a precursor to benzene in the GCC, thus a significant part of the total...

Company name: Companiesandmarkets.com
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> WETTING
Development team behind DISPERBYK -2200 awarded the BYK Advance innovation prize

The high-quality stabilization of phthalocyanine pigments and carbon blacks in solvent-borne coating systems, printing inks and inkjet inks was the driver for developing DISPERBYK-2200. To meet the challenges of very small particles - accompanied by a very large specific surface area - and various surface treatments of the phthalocyanine pigments,...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Sunday January 11th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Honeywell Starts Full-Scale Production Of Low-Global-Warming Propellant, Insulating Agent, And...

Honeywell announced today that it has started full-scale commercial production of a low-global-warming-potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent and refrigerant.The material, known by the industry designation HFO-1234ze and marketed by Honeywell under its Solstice line of low-global-warming materials, is being...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Chem-Trend Featured in Mold Making Technology Magazine

Mold Making Technology magazine recently featured Chem-Trend as an industry expert for water-based mold release technology.

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Thursday January 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Natural Oil Polyols (NOP) Market will be Worth $7.92 Billion by 2020

Global Natural Oil Polyols (NOP) market is anticipated to reach USD 7.92 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc,. Shift in industry preference towards developing sustainable products owing to depleting fossil fuel reserves is expected to remain a key driving factor for global NOP market. Increasing polyurethane (PU)...

Company name: Grand View Research
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Restocking may support Asia isocyanates in near term

Asia's isocyanates markets may see some brief support in demand early in 2015, as buyers that had destocked towards the end of last year are expected to replenish their inventory, but this may not be sustained in the first half of the year.Consumption of toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) typically improves in the period leading up to the Lunar New Year,...

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

 
Mideast to benefit from PU expansions at home, abroad

Middle East and Africa (MENA) region will be one of the main targets of the recent and upcoming toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) expansions in Europe and Asia this year, market sources said.Demand for the material is increasing in the Middle East and Mena on the back of growing population,...

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

 
Agreement for PU feedstock joint venture - Merger could extend lifeline to facilities previously...

Shortly before Christmas, SKC and Mitsui Chemicals signed a joint venture agreement to consolidate their respective polyurethane material businesses. The deal foresees the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture, whose name is yet to be determined, by 1 April this year. The new company will be based in South Korea.The combined business will operate...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Inc
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Aniline Market for Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) and Other Applications by Insulation,...

Aniline, also known as phenylamine or aminobenzene, is an aromatic amine produced by successive nitration and hydrogenation of benzene in the presence of a metal catalyst. It is used primarily in the production of MDI (Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate). MDI is further employed in the manufacture of polyurethane foams, elastomers, adhesives and...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Allnex acquires Įguia Quimica, one of Brazil's largest manufacturers of resins

Founded in 1989, Įguia Quimica is a Brazilian market leader in alkyd and acrylic resins for the production of paints, composites, adhesives and abrasives and in the distribution of solvents.Commenting on the news, Frank Aranzana, CEO of Allnex said, "The acquisition of Įguia Quimica, which is well established in the region, will enable us to...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
New video to Learn About Flow Control Potting Compounds

Check latest video to see flow control potting compounds in action. These two-component urethane compounds offer a low starting viscosity while the cavity fills. They then abruptly gel into a high viscosity state that keeps the compound from leaking out of the cavity. By adjusting our formulations, we can dial in both the gel time and the starting...

Company name: Epoxies, Etc
Published On: Thursday January 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> CASTING RESINS
Using Innothane Products - Helpful Technical Tips: Check the Weather Report!

When polyurethanes don't perform as expected, companies typically look for explanations such as technician error, mixing machine issues or supplier/raw materials problems. A common culprit is often overlooked...the weather. Uncontrolled shipping, storing and casting environments can cause polyurethane resins and hardeners to form crystals,...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Sunday January 11th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Spray Foam Roofing Systems for Roof Restoration or New Construction

AcryShield SPF Roofing Systems are engineered to last the lifespan of your building; they do not degrade like other roofs. The profuse waterproofing from long lasting sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) and high-performance acrylic elastomeric roof coatings also eliminates deterioration and damage caused by harmful UV rays. Tests prove that roof...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roof Coating System for Google

A building at the Google headquarters, otherwise known as Googleplex, in Mountain View, California was undergoing a major remodel and needed a new roof. They choose to restore their current roof with an AcryShield SPF Roofing System.The AcryShield SPF Roofing System allowed them to gain additional roof insulation, increasing their R-Values to R-6...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Wayne Company uses foam to help control erosion

Laying down pipelines has always been a back breaking job, but some pipeline companies are utilizing a technology being utilized that can ease the process along -- spray foam.Dalton's Spray Foam Solutions, owned by Jerry Raber and his brother Aaron, is one of the companies contracting with pipeline companies to install the polyurethane foam and...

Company name: Spray Foam Solutions
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
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: Affordable Spray Foam Insulation
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Royal Adhesives & Sealants acquires Advanced Polymers International

Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners announced today the completion of its acquisition of the assets of Advanced Polymers International from PCI Paper Conversions, Inc. API, located in Syracuse, New York, is a manufacturer of microsphere based adhesives. API's repositionable adhesives are designed for a...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Scott Bader-ATC offers urethane acrylate and hybrid materials that are high-performance yet...

Scott Bader-ATC's (Stow, OH, US) Crystic Crestomer 1152 urethane acrylate structural adhesive was developed for the U.K. Navy minesweepers and is featured in offshore wind farm support vessels by CTruk Boats Ltd. (Brightlingsea, Essex, UK). Using resin infused composite construction to save up to 40% weight vs. traditional aluminum work boats,...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Sanyo Chemical to Increase Production of High-performance Polyurethane Skin Material in Automobile...

Sanyo Chemical will increase production of a new product of polyurethane beads, THERPUS F at its Nagoya Factory and its U.S. subsidiary Sanyo Chemical Texas Industries, LLC. THERPUS F is polyurethane beads for powder slush molding that are used as a skin material in automobile interiors including in instrument panels.The new product meets the need...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
The new issue of OSV Technologiya corporate newsletter OSV Polymers News Bulletin

OSV Technologiya presents to your attention the new 9th issue of our corporate newspaper «OSV Polymers News Bulletin».In this issue we'll announce about our company participation at the International exhibition FILTECH (Germany), present you the results of OSV Technologiya participation at the International technical seminar in Lithuania, inform...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
Baumer takes over product line of Bonding Machines Manufacturer Lamit

By acquiring of the product line and taking over of the sales-related activities of Lamit, manufacturer of bonding machines and production lines, the internationally oriented systems and cutting machines manufacturer Bäumer complements their range of products for foam processing industries and further expands their strong market position by this....

Company name: Baumer
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ACCESSORIES>> PUMPS
HBE now online with a new website

HBE GmbH is now present with a fresh new website. The design is clearly structured, so the user can find all important information at one glance.Besides the companies VSE, DST and Beinlich Pumpen, the manufacturer of hydraulic components also launches its complete new design which is based on the internet presence of eHolding. In German and English...

Company name: HBE
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Spray Before You Pay + $200 with PMC's AP-2 Spray Gun

An exciting new promotion is now available from Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) demonstrating their ongoing commitment to placing the best gun in the industry into every contractor's hands ! "Spray Before You Pay + $200" offers a FREE 30 DAY trial for first time users of their AP-2 Spray Gun along with $200 OFF the selling price if there...

Company name: PMC Machinery
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Sustainable businesses can maximize their efficiency with spray foam insulation

The Small Business Association explained that the recent influx of reusable products and environmentally sensitive business practices is more than a fad(link is external). Sustainable business practices can allow companies to enjoy significant savings thanks to the fact that going green means reducing the consumption of costly resources....

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday January 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Saudi SPF to install hitech production lines

Sandwich Panel Factory (SPF), a major manufacturer of expanded polyurethane foam of sandwich panel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is planning to boost its production capacity by installing hitech production lines from Korea and Italy.A branch of Hasan bin Al Hayas & Company, SPF said its expansion plans are aimed at meeting an increasing demand for...

Company name: Sandwich Panel Factory
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Benecke-Kaliko buys two companies from Mecaseat Group

In order to expand production of foils for car interiors in Southern and Eastern Europe, the Hanover-based German Benecke-Kaliko Group has acquired two sites from Belgian Mecaseat Group: Spanish company Gorvi S. A. in Pamplona and Polish company Mecapol in Wągrowiec, which together employ a total of 150 people. Financial details were not...

Company name: Benecke-Kaliko
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
Automotive Suppliers Join Efforts and Introduce Sustainable Concept Car at the North American...

Addressing the increasingly important issue of environmental sustainability in the automotive industry, Unique Fabricating Inc., Emery Oleochemicals, FXI Inc., and LINE-X are excited to announce advancements in innovative polyurethane products through an initiative that is aimed at raising the bar in environmental sustainability stewardship for the...

Company name: the North American International Auto Show
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Sustainability Drives Soy Innovation at Ford

The year was 2004. As manufacturers battled for a competitive edge with technical innovations on products like PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS, Ford Motor Co. had a better idea.Partnering with the soy checkoff, the Ford Plastics Research team developed a soy-based foam, which it predicted would help make transportation sustainable.That technology...

Company name: Ford Global Technologies
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> TEXTILES
Teijin to present sustainable solutions at Heimtextil 2015

The Teijin Group will show its latest sustainable textiles solutions at Heimtextil 2015, the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 14-17 January.The Teijin booth, designed as a living space to showcase materials in real-life settings, will present a variety of products and...

Company name: Teijin
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Wilson Staff announces advances with latest golf ball technology

Wilson Staff has transformed golf ball technology to claim the title of offering the softest golf balls available in all three categories - 2-piece, 3-piece and urethane.The new 29 compression DUO and its companion product, the 35 compression DUO Spin, build on the success of the original 40-compression DUO ball. Wilson Staff established its low...

Company name: Wilson
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Martin Engineering designs custom work cell to mould conveyor belt cleaners

In a move designed to deliver global product availability and consistency with the fastest possible response to customer orders, Martin Engineering has announced the design and manufacture of a custom molding cell for its polyurethane conveyor belt cleaners. By mixing, forming and curing its own designs in the modular work station -- rather than...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
CLRI develops shoe sole resistant to high temperature

This might just be a shoe for hotsteppers: Scientists at Central Leather Research Institute have developed a shoe sole that can resist temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius. The high-heat resistant shoe will be used for safety workers who enter fire and hazard zones. The fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) sole is made from glass and carbon fibre...

Company name: Central Leather Research Institute
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
$28 billion boost for Saudi Arabia's downstream petrochem industry

The downstream industry in Saudi Arabia is set to receive a boost as nearly US$28 billion worth of petrochemicals plants come online this year, creating thousands of jobs and diversifying income away from oil, Saudi officials said yesterday.The state-owned Saudi Aramco's efforts are part of a government strategy to turn the spotlight on...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
Michelman Takes Steps to Better Anticipate and Serve Customers’ Needs around the Globe

Michelman, a global manufacturer of surface additives and polymers, has introduced an improved organizational structure consisting of three Strategic Business Groups. The new structure will help Michelman better anticipate and serve its customers' needs by driving collaboration between its experienced industry focused business teams - now fully...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
Tri-iso Inc. and The TryLine Group LLC Announce Merger

Specialty chemical distributor Tri-iso Inc., Cardiff by the Sea, CA, and chemical marketing specialist The TryLine Group, Bellvue, WA, have merged to create a new company, Tri-iso TryLin LLC. The company will be headquartered in Cardiff, CA, with many operations continuing to operate out of Bellvue, WA. The change is not expected to impact...

Company name: Tri-iso
Published On: Sunday January 11th, 2015

 
China's Yantai Wanhua test runs Shandong PDH plant, eyes March startup

Shandong-based Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes is undergoing test runs at China's biggest propane dehydrogenation plant by feeding in pressurized LPG and aims to start initial production in March, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday, January 8.It may take a while to increase the operation rate [for commercial production], the source said....

Company name: Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
SOUDAL continues its progress in South America

Just before the end of the year 2014 Soudal took full control of the joint venture which is active in Chile, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. With this takeover 50 new employees join the Soudal group and more than 10 million US Dollar will be added to its turnover. This 4th acquisition of the year 2014 emphasizes the ambition of Soudal to be a key player...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Thursday January 08th, 2015

 
Court again rules in favour of Cellchem International

According to a press release from Cellchem International dated 15 December 2014, Superior Court Judge Shepherd L. Howell ruled that there was no legal basis to reverse a twelve person jury's 15 May 2014 USD 7.4 million judgment against Dale Lyman, Helen Lyman, Shekoy (the American subsidiary of Chinese Jiangsu Yoke Technology Co., Ltd), and Tritec...

Company name: Cellchem
Published On: Thursday January 08th, 2015

 
Testing Services for General Plastics' Products

General Plastics, apart from producing certain products, deals with a wide range of testing services. Tod Maurmann, Quality Solutions Director at the company is in charge of all the testing services that are created and built in the lab.He states that all industries require good testing services to test whether materials meet regulatory standards....

Company name: General Plastics Manufacturing
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
Series of Deals Fatten Graco's Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.The Minneapolis, MN-based company just announced the $160 million acquisition of High Pressure Equipment Company (HiP) in Erie, PA, and the purchase of Kamas, UT-based...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
FRIMO is growing - new site in Mexico

For us at FRIMO, customer proximity and reliability have always been the key elements of cooperation with our customers. Therefore we are constantly striving to address changing requirements in order to present optimum solutions for our customers. In addition to strong project work, we place an emphasis on offering our customers the best possible...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
New Chief Innovation Officer at Evonik

Dr. Ulrich Kusthardt has been the new chief innovation officer at Evonik since the beginning of this year. Kusthardt, who succeeds Dr. Peter Nagler, plans to continue strengthening the company's innovation capacity, continuing his predecessor's successful work. "Our strategy must be aimed at stimulating Evonik's growth with attractive fields of...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
Corbett Named Vice President of Osborne Industries

Osborne Industries, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of pig production equipment and thermoset-molded plastics, is pleased to announce that Vicki Corbett has been named Vice President, CSM, by the company's Board of Directors.A long-time employee and Osborne resident, Corbett first began with Osborne Industries in 1978, as the receptionist, before...

Company name: Osborne Industries
Published On: Thursday January 08th, 2015

 
NCFI Polyurethanes' President Retires

The board of Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), parent company of NCFI Polyurethanes, announced today the retirement of NCFI president, Steve Riddle. Riddle, 66, became the foam company's fourth president in 2007, succeeding Swanson Snow, and was the first executive officer not part of the founding team in 1964."Steve was a bit of an outsider,"...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
Demilec Hires Industry Veteran Tom Fishback As Vice President Of Research & Development Top spray...

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has named industry veteran Tom Fishback as Vice President of Research & Development.Tom's multiple experiences at major polyurethane manufacturers, paired with his product stewardship and development expertise, is a much welcomed addition to...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday January 07th, 2015

 
Sika Corp. Announces Promotions in Aftermarket Sales

Francis Boyle assumed the role of Western Region sales manager, aftermarket at Sika Corp., Target Market Industry, reporting to Marius Mavrodin, vice president, aftermarket. Boyle joined Sika in August 2000 and most recently held the position of key account manager, aftermarket - Eastern Region serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey accounts....

Company name: Sika Corporation
Published On: Tuesday January 06th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
EPA Proposes Rule to Protect Consumers from Harmful Chemicals Found in Homes and Schools

Today, EPA is taking action to protect consumers from new uses and imports of the harmful chemicals Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI). These chemicals are currently widely used in residual amounts in the production of polyurethanes and consumer products, such as coatings, elastomers, adhesives, and sealants and can be found in products used in and around...

Company name: US Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Aqueous pigment dispersions based on polyurethane dispersants having components to interact with...

Aqueous pigment dispersions based on polyurethane dispersants having components capable of interacting with cellulose are described. These components include a heterocycle pendent and or terminal to the polymer chain. The heterocycle is selected based on its Hansen solubility parameters.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Systems and methods for manufacturing foam parts

This disclosure relates generally to molded cellular foam parts and, more specifically, to methods of manufacturing cellular polyurethane foam parts. In an embodiment, a polymer production system includes an energy source configured to provide activation energy to a foam formulation to produce a foam part. The system further includes a polymeric...

Company name: Johnson Controls Technology
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Process for producing rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a process for producing polyurethanes by reacting a) polyisocyanates with b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups, wherein the compounds b) having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate groups comprise at least one polyether alcohol b1) which has...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
High solids coating and process for coating

Described is a high solids coating composition having exceptional rheological properties and appearances comprising (a) a thermosetting binder, (b) from about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % based on binder solids of solid polyurea particles prepared by the reaction of a mixture of a polyisocyanate and an amino reactant comprising a primary or secondary...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Phthalate-free isocyanurate formulations

The present invention relates to novel low-monomer-content, low-viscosity, high-activity preparations made of isocyanurates containing isocyanate groups and of phthalate-free plasticizers, to use of the same as adhesion promoters with improved adhesion for coating compositions based on plasticized polyvinyl chloride, and also to coatings and coated...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Poly(ureaurethane)s, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides poly(ureaurethane)s including a reaction product of components comprising: (a) at least one isocyanate functional ureaurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: (1) at least one isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of: (i) a first amount of at least one polyisocyanate...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions thereof

A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersion, method of producing the same, coated articles, and method for coating...

The instant invention is a polyurethane dispersion, method of producing the same, coated articles, and method of coating articles. The polyurethane dispersion according to the instant invention comprises (a) one or more polyurethane units derived from one or more prepolymers, wherein the one or more prepolymers comprise the reaction product of one...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> EMULSIONS
Coating applications

A coating composition containing an emulsion is provided. The emulsion contains a silicone gum, a ethylene oxide/propylene oxide copolymer and water. The coating composition is different than an acrylic composition. It is for example polyurethane, epoxy, alkyd, polyurethane-acrylic, polyester, Si-polyester, styrene-acrylic, vinyl acetate,...

Company name: Dow Corning Corporation
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Multilayer polyurethane protective films

A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, pressure-sensitive adhesive and optical film

A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which is excellent in durability under high temperature and humidity conditions and can thus inhibit bright defect even when applied to a large-sized optical film; a pressure-sensitive adhesive; and an optical film. A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition including an acrylic copolymer (A) bearing a...

Company name: Nippon Carbide Industries
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> MOISTURE-CURING
Compositions on the basis of organyloxysilane-terminated polymers

Moisture-curing adhesives simultaneously having high tensile strength and elongation are prepared by admixing a silane-terminated polyurethane or polyether polymer having a defined and limited molecular weight, finely divided silica, and an organosilicon compound containing basic nitrogen.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
Cellular elastomer with little tendency toward creep at high temperatures

The present invention relates to cellular polyisocyanate polyaddition products whose density to DIN EN ISO 845 is from 200 to 800 kg/m.sup.3, and also to prepolymer composed of at least one diisocyanate (a) and of at least one polyether alcohol (b), where the at least one polyether alcohol (b) comprises the following components: (b1) aliphatic...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Heat adherent polyurethane film

The object of the present invention is to provide a polyurethane film having heat adhesion and further having high stress retention and excellent elastic functions, and the polyurethane film of the present invention is a heat adherent polyurethane film wherein the thermal adhesion peeling stress indicated by a maximum stress when separating a film...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Foam product integral with trim cover element

A foam product integral with trim cover element, which is formed by injecting a liquid polyurethane material, with carbon oxide mixed therein, into an inside of the trim cover element, and curing the liquid polyurethane material into a soft foam padding filled in the trim cover element. In this kind of foam product, a material capable of...

Company name: Tachi-S
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Cationic polyurea cover compositions for a multi-layer golf ball

Golf balls that have at least one layer formed from a cationic polyurea material. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which include a polymer backbone including urea linkages with cationic groups, may be formed from an isocyanate-containing component and an isocyanate-reactive component, at least one of which includes precursor...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Polymerizable composition for optical materials

The present invention includes a polymerizable composition for optical materials, which contains a thiourethane oligomer that is obtained by preliminarily reacting the whole or a part of a thiol compound and an isocyanate compound in a composition that contains an episulfide compound, the thiol compound and the isocyanate compound, while using a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for producing carbamate compound, carbamate compound, and method for producing isocyanate...

The present invention relates to a method of producing a carbamate compound, comprising reacting a fluorine-containing carbonic diester compound represented by formula (1) and a non-aromatic diamine compound represented by formula (2) without using a catalyst, to thereby produce a carbamate compound represented by formula (3), and a method of...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Latent curing agent

A latent curing agent that can cure a thermosetting epoxy resin in a relatively short period of time and at a relatively low temperature has a structure in which an aluminum chelating agent is held by a porous resin carrier obtained through interfacial polymerization of a polyfunctional isocyanate compound. The aluminum chelating agent is...

Company name: Dexerials
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
Tin free silyl-terminated polymers

Embodiments of the invention provide for methods of producing a composition comprising a crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer having at least one crosslinkable silyl group in each molecule. The method comprises providing a polymer having at least one unsaturated group and at least one alcoholic hydroxyl group in each molecule, adding to the...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday January 09th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Antibacterial Polymeric Coatings with Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles

By virtue of their small size, nanomaterials have wide applications. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized by a reduction method in this study. Obtained solution was subjected to Ag+ ions and glucose determinations, pH, turbidity, and particle size estimations. Prepared different types of polyurethane composites were characterized by X-ray...

Company name: Dokuz Eylul University
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Chemo-Enzymatic Route for the Production of Biopolyol from Rapeseed Oil

Investigation of polyol synthesis from rapeseed oil as a raw material, which is easily available in EU, is essential for the development of industrial biotechnology in order to meet green chemistry requirements and sustainability goals of polyurethane (PU) consumers. The objective of this research was to develop a green synthetic route for polyol...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Multiscale Simulation Strategy for Preparing Polyurethane

A multiscale simulation strategy was designed based on the features of polyurethane. With this strategy, we investigated the mechanical properties and glass transition temperatures of polyurethane materials crosslinked by different reactants or with different functionalities of the same reactants. From the atomistic simulation results, a...

Company name: Jilin University
Published On: Monday January 12th, 2015

 
 

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