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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Vertellus to Showcase High-End Family of Copolymers, Advanced Bio-Based Plasticizer Technologies at...

Vertellus, a leading global supplier of additives to the plastics and polymer industries, today announced that it will showcase their family of high-performance copolymers for glass fiber sizing and engineered plastics compounding at NPE 2015, March 23 - 27, in Orlando, Fla. (booth #S29145). The company will also highlight a line of bio-based...

Company name: Vertellus Specialties Inc
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Gary Spilman, Ph.D. from Resinate Materials to Present at 2015 Waterborne Symposium

Resinate Materials Group, a specialty polyol and polyurethane dispersion technology company, is pleased to announce that Gary Spilman, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, will present at the 2015 Waterborne Symposium. Dr. Spilman's presentation, titled Creating Multi-Functional Coatings Using Recycled Raw Materials, will review how Resinate has achieved...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
DGS against imposing safeguard duty on slabstock polyol import

A Finance Ministry unit is not in favour of imposing safeguard duty on import of a substance used in manufacture of pillows and mattresses after its probe found that high imports were not hitting domestic producers. Chennai based Manali Petrochemicals had approached the Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS), under the Finance Ministry, for...

Company name: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Chemical Engineering on the Commercial Debut of Novomer's CO2-Based Polyols

For the first time, polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyol, a versatile polymer made from CO2, is available at a commercial scale. Produced by Novomer Inc.'s polymerization process, PPC polyol has been adopted into a formulation for polyurethane hot-melt adhesives by Jowat AG. In addition to PPC's status as a "green" alternative (via CO2 waste...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Europe TDI, MDI to be well supplied in 2015

The European isocyanate markets are likely to be well supplied in 2015, and could even lengthen, particularly for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), in view of new capacities coming on stream and flat demand in northwest Europe.TDI availability is expected to be good in 2015, provided there are no major plant reliability issues.In terms of new TDI...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Re-start of GNFC's TDI Dahej Unit

On 29th December, 2014, Monday, GNFC's MD - Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS flagged off the 1st consignment of premium quality TDI (Toluene Di-Isocyanate). After the gas leakage incident in January 2014, complete plant's safety / hazard operatability as well as asset stability study was done by M/s.Lloyd and under supervision experts from Argentina,...

Company name: GNFC
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta and Kinlita partner to offer coatings to commercial truck market in China

US-based liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has signed an agreement with Shanghai Kinlita Chemical to form a joint-venture (JV) to increase their presence in the Chinese commercial truck market.Under terms of the agreement, the JV will leverage Axalta's position in advanced coating technologies with Kinlita's strong position...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
The coatings industry reports highest recycling levels

Figures just released from the British Coatings Federation (BCF) show record recycling levels for the coatings industry, with nearly four times as much waste being recycled compared to 17 years ago, when BCF records began.Waste going to landfill has continued to fall, with just 2.8kg per tonne of production, against 1996's figure of nearly...

Company name: The British Coatings Federation
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
BMW's 2014 Supplier Innovation Awards: Three cheers for CathoGuard 800

Resounding success at the presentation of BMW's 2014 Supplier Innovation Awards: For CathoGuard 800 , the Coatings division was nominated as one of the three finalists in the "Sustainability" category. This is the third time that BMW has conferred the award to honor suppliers for their outstanding innovations and development achievements."Our team...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
U.S. paint & coatings industry continues recovery from global recession

Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney has announced the commencement of its fifth U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry study.According to the firm the industry is continuing its recovery from the global recession of 2008-2009. Consumption is projected to be 8.8 billion dry pounds (excluding water and solvent) in 2015 valued at some EUR 23.88 billion. Despite being...

Company name: Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
January issue of European Coatings JOURNAL is out: New year, new luck!

The January issue of the European Coatings Journal starts the new year with a little guessing game: which components of an ordinary formulation are missing on the following list: binders, resins, additives and solvents?As you are experts in the field of coatings, I assume your first guess was right. Of course, "pigments and fillers" are missing on...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
Bayer MaterialScience optimizes polyurethane systems for automotive clearcoats: Fast curing,...

Bayer MaterialScience has developed a unique technology for coating plastic parts on automobiles at low temperatures. Bumpers, mirror housings, spoilers, tailgates and roof modules are finished with their outer clearcoat at an energy- and cost-efficient temperature of just 80 DEGC. Although curing is as much as 30 percent faster than with proven...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
How to Combat Substrate Moisture Failures Using Cementitious Urethane Flooring Systems on Concrete...

Blistering in the floor caused by substrate moisture can result in huge cost and sanitation implications, as it could not only lead to operational down time and expenditure on unexpected repairs, but it can also make an area vulnerable to bacterial growth.The heightened contamination risks that stem from floor failures can be a major concern for...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
New Polysafe Verona PUR brightens up school dining experience

With a combination of decorative appeal and sustainable slip resistance, Polyflor's new Polysafe Verona PUR sheet vinyl range continues to enhance a wide variety of commercial and residential environments. One such example is at Middleton Technology School in Manchester, where as part of a recent school refurbishment, the range has been installed...

Company name: Polyflor
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
Electrolube's water-based conformal coating products in demand after REACH NMP restrictions

Electrolube, the manufacturer of specialist chemicals for the electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries, is providing an immediate solution to a problem posed by the potential restriction or ban of the raw material NMP found in water based coatings. Electrolube's existing WBP and WBPs Aquacoat Plus range of polyurethane (PU)...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> FIP/CIP GASKET
Increase Production and Cut Costs with New Gasketing Resin

Dymax Corporation has introduced GA-201, a UV/Visible light-curable, tack free, moisture- and chemical-resistant FIP/CIP gasket for sealing heat-sensitive substrates such as plastic enclosures. Used as an alternative to tapes, PSA die-cut gaskets, 2K epoxies, silicone rope, or RTV sealants, it helps reduce labor costs and part handling while...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Explore Global thermoplastic polyurethane market that is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.19% to 2019

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are elastomers produced by thermoplastic methods. These are used in the Automotive, Footwear, Infrastructure, and Heavy Engineering industries because of their high tensile strength, abrasion resistance, and low temperature properties. They possess a number of physical properties that no other TPEs can...

Company name: SandlerResearch.org
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are as elastic as rubber, but at the same time as easy to process as standard plastics. "TPE can be melted, repeatedly deformed, and recycled", explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. "Therefore, thermoplastic elastomers are among the materials enjoying the most dynamic development....

Company name: Ceresana
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Trexel moves physical foaming forward

EQUIPMENT ADVANCES AND innovative-technology partnerships are driving light-weighting opportunities for the MuCell process in new automotive, packaging and consumer product applications.MuCell microcellular physical part foaming technology - a patented process and equipment technology commercialized 15 years ago by Trexel Inc., Wilmington, Mass. -...

Company name: Trexel
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Milestone for large machines

KraussMaffei has successfully commissioned its first large machine with a clamping force of 5500 tons. Since October 2014 the MX 5500 - 75000/75000 at Weber GmbH & Co. KG in Rhenish Haan has been producing large-volume waste containers for the global market. The scope of delivery also included another large machine from KraussMaffei: an MX 4500 -...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Sunday January 18th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
A Primer For Greening Your Space

When you're building a home or office from scratch, making green choices is relatively easy. You can simply choose the greenest options available for your budget and have them built into the home as it goes up (as long as those choices are allowed by the city's zoning and building laws). When you're working with an existing structure, though, green...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Long fiber PP compounds boast low VOC emissions

Auto OEMs are mandating lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)in their vehicle interiors and the initial development drive from thermoplastic suppliers centered on low emission grades of polyacetal (POM) given this resin's propensity for emitting high levels of formaldehyde. Low emission polyurethane foam systems have also started to...

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

 
Johnson Controls playing to win in China

As the largest automotive and buildings market in the world, China is the primary market of expansion for Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company.Already well established in China for decades, the company continues to accelerate its growth there through plant openings, key customer partnerships, joint ventures and strategic agreements....

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
Johnson Controls unveils lightweight and sustainable interior solutions at the 2015 North American...

The road toward more lightweight and sustainable solutions for vehicles continues to drive interior innovations, and Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, unveiled its most recent solutions at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit's Cobo Center.Helping automakers meet the upcoming industry environmental...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
Highlights From The North American International Auto Show

The first week of the North American International Auto Show comes to a close today at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan, and it has been a whirlwind week of new models with incredible technology. Here is a wrap-up of the biggest news of the week:Monday, January 12:The sustainable concept car "CASP," or "Concepts for Advanced Sustainability in...

Company name: the North American International Auto Show
Published On: Sunday January 18th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
HSM introduces CoolACTIVE transitional foams

HSM, the global manufacturer of components and provider of integrated solutions to the transportation, furniture, bedding and a growing number of diversified markets, introduces CoolACTIVE™ transitional foams for the bedding industry.Designed with innovative foam technology, CoolACTIVE foam is a phase change material (PCM) foam that incorporates...

Company name: HSM Bedding Solutions
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Fypon Poised to Meet Builder and Remodeler Needs in 2015

The introduction of nearly 200 polyurethane products plus a new focus on design-oriented solutions for building industry professionals and homeowners will help Fypon meet marketplace needs in 2015.Going into 2015 Fypon will provide more design-oriented products and solutions for builders, remodelers and consumers, says Mark Savan, president of...

Company name: Fypon
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
SKF Introduces Capability to Manufacture Custom Machined Seals for OEM or Existing Wind Turbine...

SKF introduces the capability to manufacture custom machined seals for all wind turbine applications, whether to meet exacting OEM specifications or to fix and/or upgrade existing sealing systems. A variety of proven seal designs and sizes, proprietary high-performance materials, and flexible manufacturing processes combine to deliver robust wind...

Company name: SKF
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
Open-Cell Foams and Closed-Cell Foams for Custom Gaskets

Foam materials are formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid. In open-cell foams, these pockets are interconnected. When an open-cell foam isn't compressed, substances such as air, water, and chemicals can enter the cells. With closed-cell foams, the cell or pockets are filled with nitrogen gas instead. This prevents the passage of...

Company name: Interstate Specialty Products
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Flexaust Flex-Tube Series Hose Smaller Diameters up to 100 ft. Long Offered

A line of medium-weight flexible hoses made from either polyurethane or PVC are now available in small sizes and longer lengths in OEM colors with plain ends or screw cuffs is being introduced by Flexaust of Warsaw, Indiana.Flex-Tube PU is a medium-weight clear co-extruded thermoplastic ether-based polyurethane hose with a rigid yellow external ABS...

Company name: Flexaust
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Xerium announces plant expansion projects in North America

Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, has announced two plant expansion projects to enhance its rolls products and mechanical services capabilities for the North American market.Xerium will expand and modernize its Griffin, Georgia plant and Neenah, Winconsin plant.The company plans to...

Company name: Xerium Technologies, Inc
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Carson Footwear: The Amazing Story Behind The World's Newest Running Shoe

Would you invest $400,000 of your own money to start a new running shoe brand? That's what entrepreneur Everett Carson did.Carson Footwear, the world's newest shoe brand, went live on Jan. 15, selling a unique, minimally designed trail running shoe online for $100. The brand's Iguana Racer is remarkable for how it looks and runs, but so is the...

Company name: Carson Footwear
Published On: Sunday January 18th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Arolco is investing over £130,000 in a bid to increase sales in Britain and the Republic

An engineering firm in Co Tyrone is creating four new jobs and investing over £130,000 in a bid to increase sales in Britain and the Republic.Arolco in Castlederg employs 35 people and specialises in polyurethane and rubber rollers for industry.The firm, formed from a merger of Maxweld Engineering and Arolco, received a £20,000 cash boost from...

Company name: Arolco
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
Touch ‘n Seal Goes Live With Enhanced Website

Touch ‘n Seal , the industrial polyurethane spray foam brand manufactured by Convenience Products, has launched a redesigned website. The website www.touch-n-seal.com offers a visually and navigationally enhanced user experience. Professional contractors and distributors can easily view the website from their desktop or mobile devices."We are...

Company name: Convenience Products
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

Argotec, a manufacturer of plastic film sheets for everything from waterproof clothing to bullet-resistant glass and smartphone screens, is planning a $20 million expansion in Greenfield that would see it add 50 jobs over the next 10 years.The expansion is detailed in paperwork submitted for state and local tax breaks. The inducement is expected...

Company name: Argotec, Inc
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
Thermotec Plastics receives Greenbridge Supply Chain Programme funding for expansion

A Birmingham (UK) plastic and composites manufacturer has received funding to help support its expansion and improvement plans.Thermotec Plastics, based on Electra Park, received funding approval from Birmingham City Council from the Greenbridge Supply Chain Programme for SMEs.Thermotec needed help with investment in capital expenditure to increase...

Company name: Thermotec Plastics
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
Elasco Products, LLC Acquires Elasco Guards

Elasco Products, LLC announced today that it has acquired Elasco Guards, Inc., one of the industry's leading cable guard manufacturers.The target company, Elasco Guards, Inc., was founded in 1988. Under the leadership of David Lasky, the Elasco name has grown into a mainstay in the safety and manufacturing industries. All of Elasco's products are...

Company name: Elasco Products
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PCC Rokita creates joint venture with IRPCP

PCC Rokita says it has concluded a 50-50 joint venture agreement with IRPC Polyols (Bangkok) for the sale of polyols and polyurethane systems in China, India, and Southeast Asia. IRPC Polyols will manufacture new products based on technology supplied by PCC Rokita and supply them to the jv. ■ Signs an agreement with IRPC Polyols Company...

Company name: PCC Rokita
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
The Plastics Industry Trade Association Launches the 2014 Safety Statistics and Awards Program

The program recognizes above average safety records in facilities owned by companies operating throughout the entire plastics supply chain while collecting important statistical data about occupational illnesses and injuries industry-wide.SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association launched its 2014 Safety Statistics and Awards (SSA) Program this...

Company name: The Society of the Plastics Industry
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
New report looks into Global polyurethane industry, 2014

This is a professional and depth research report on Global Polyurethane industryFor overview analysis, the report introduces Polyurethane basic information including definition, classification, application, industry chain structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etcFor international and China market analysis, the report...

Company name: Deep Research Report
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
Miller Law, LLC Announces a Notice of Pendency of Class Action and Notice in Connection with...

A lawsuit called In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation, Index No. 10-MD-2196 (JZ) is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in Toledo. The case is about whether certain manufacturers of polyurethane foam (which is used in carpet cushion, bedding products (such as, mattresses or pillows), and...

Company name: Poly Foam Antitrust Litigation
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Flowcrete Asia Welcomes New Marketing Manager to Oversee the ASEAN Market

Flowcrete Asia is delighted to announce the appointment of Littar Tan as Marketing Manager, overseeing the marketing activities of China, Hong Kong and South-East Asia.Littar has enjoyed a varied and successful career having served more than fifteen years as head of marketing in numerous commercial, industrial and manufacturing environments.His...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Sunday January 18th, 2015

 
Emery Oleochemicals appoints Ramesh Kana as new global Chief Executive Officer

Emery Oleochemicals today announced that its board of directors named Ramesh Kana as the company's new Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) effective immediately. Ramesh Kana succeeds Dr. Kongkrapan Intarajang, who has taken a new role with PTT Global Chemicals but will remain a member of the board of directors. "Ramesh's deep understanding and...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Friday January 16th, 2015

 
ICL appoints new CFO

Further to the Company's announcement dated October 27, 2014, regarding the retirement of Mr. Avi Doitchman, Executive VP, CFO & Strategy, the Company hereby wishes to report that on January 12, 2015, the Company's HR & Compensation Committee and the Board of Directors, approved the appointment and employment terms and conditions of Mr. Kobi Altman...

Company name: ICL
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
Carlos Carpio Joins Dymax as Territory Sales Manager

Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Carpio as a Territory Sales Manager. In his new position, Carlos will report to Rob Kleinschmidt, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, and will provide a key service in helping manufacturers in the northeastern states and Latin America solve their most complex application problems and...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Wednesday January 14th, 2015

 
HORN Advanced Materials Bolsters Technical Sales Force in New Year

HORN, one of North America's premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today announced it bolstered its technical sales force by adding three new account managers to the HORN Advanced Materials business unit. Joe Camba, Brig Barber and Hector Rodriguez each bring to HORN a substantial number of years of diverse...

Company name: The E.T. Horn Company
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
HORN Hires Composites Expert Wade Wolcott for the Northwest Territory

HORN, one of North America's premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials, today announced that Wade B. Wolcott has been named the latest account manager to join the HORN Composites and Fabrication Materials (CFM) business unit. Wolcott brings to HORN more than 30 years of industry experience and was hired to help...

Company name: The E.T. Horn Company
Published On: Tuesday January 13th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Zinc (1-methylimidazole)bis(2-ethylhexanoate) complex catalyzed coating material composition

Described are coating material compositions comprising an isocyanate group-containing component, a hydroxyl group-containing component, and a zinc (1-methylimidazole)bis(2-ethylhexanoate) complex. Also described is the use of a zinc (1-methylimidazole)bis(2-ethylhexanoate) complex as a catalyst system for the urethane reaction in coating material...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Composition of matter polyols for polyurethane applications

There are provided ester polyols prepared from the esterification of ozone acids and branched primary polyols. There are also provided ester polyol esters prepared from an ester polyol of the invention and further esterifying the ester polyol with at least one carboxylic acid to produce at least one ester polyol ester. There are also provided rigid...

Company name: Petroliam Nasional Berhad
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing polyisocyanates from biomass

The present invention relates to a process for preparing polyisocyanates from natural raw material sources, in which a composition comprising low molecular weight aromatics which comprise at least one hydroxy group or at least one alkoxy group per molecule (oxyaromatics) is produced from a biomass material, these oxyaromatics are converted into the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Compositions containing aromatic isocyanate functional components and aliphatic aromatics isocyanate...

A composition comprising in Part 1: a) one or more isocyanate functional components having aromatic isocyanate functional groups; and b) one or more isocyanate functional components having aliphatic isocyanate functional groups; and in Part 2 c) one or more compounds having more than one isocyanate reactive groups: wherein the ratio of aromatic...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Isocyanate-based prepolymer

The invention relates to an isocyanate-containing prepolymer obtainable by reacting at least one isocyanate with at least one first compound selected from the group comprising monohydric alcohols, thiols and secondary amines; wherein the ratio of the NCO value of the isocyanate-containing prepolymer, to the OH, SH or NH value, of said monohydric...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Grenite: a composite material exhibiting high impact, scratch and stain resistance

This invention describes a composite molded material consisting of granular ceramic or ceramic coated material and liquid epoxy or urethane resin or vinyl ester resin or polyester resin or mixtures thereof in various ratios by weight and the processes by which the invention is produced. This invention results in a composite material of two or more...

Company name: Grenite Sustainable Solutions
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Process for the preparation of low-viscosity, water-dilutable urethane (meth)acrylates

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of highly reactive, low-viscosity and water-dilutable polyisocyanate reaction products which contain activated groups which react, by polymerization, with ethylenically unsaturated compounds under the action of actinic radiation. The present invention furthermore relates to a process...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet ink with self-dispersed pigments and hydroxyl terminated polyurethane ink additives

An ink for inkjet is provided for printing, comprising a self-dispersed pigment colorant and certain hydroxyl terminated polyurethanes derived from polyether diols which enhances fastness of the print towards highlighter and finger smudge without compromising jetting performance and storage stability of the ink.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Solventless radiation curable stretchable ink composition

A solventless radiation curable stretchable ink composition including an aliphatic urethane monomer or oligomer; an acrylic ester monomer; a photoinitiator; and an optional colorant. A patterned article including a deformable substrate; an image printed on the deformable substrate, the image being formed from a radiation curable stretchable ink...

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Lignocellulose materials with coated expanded plastics particles

The present invention relates to lignocellulose materials which comprise A) 30 to 98 wt % of one or more lignocellulosic substances, B) 1 to 25 wt % of expanded plastics particles having a bulk density in the range from 10 to 150 kg/m.sup.3, C) 1 to 50 wt % of a binder selected from the group consisting of amino resin, phenol-formaldehyde resin,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Anti-wetting coating composition

A composition is made from ingredients comprising a fluorinated polyurethane and a copolymer of (i) a fluoroalkylene monomer unit and (ii) a dioxole monomer unit substituted with at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of a fluorine atom and a fluoroalkyl. The fluorinated polyurethane is a product of an isocyanate and a hydroxyl...

Company name: Xerox
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Organic-inorganic hybrid composition for anti-corrosive coating agent and manufacturing method for...

The present invention relates to a composition for an anti-corrosive coating agent and a manufacturing method for same. The present invention includes: a metal flake; a sol-gel resin; a polyurethane prepolymer having NCO % of 2.5-3.1 and average molecular weight of 70,000-100,000; and a solvent.

Company name: L'Beste Gat
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 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
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Non-aqueous liquid coating composition

The invention relates to a non-aqueous liquid coating composition comprising a) a polyol, b) a polyisocyanate crosslinker c) one or more thiol-functional compounds, d) a metal-based curing catalyst for catalyzing the addition reaction of isocyanate groups and hydroxyl groups, e) a base having a pKa value of at least 7, and which base does not react...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Process for producing hard coating systems based on aqueous polyurethane dispersions

The present invention describes the preparation of an aqueous polyurethane dispersion which is cured by radiation, and its use as binder.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive compositions and use thereof

The present invention relates to new formulations for adhesive compositions and also to adhesive compositions particularly for a hybrid adhesive comprising at least one mixture of an amino resin and at least one polyether, and the combination of this mixture with isocyanate, and also to the use of polyethers in adhesives based on amino resins....

Company name: Kronotec
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Low misting laminating adhesives

The tendency of a two component laminating adhesive based on polyurethane chemistry to form a mist of fine droplets when applied at a high line speed may be reduced by including both a high functionality polyol and a lower functionality polymeric polyol in Component B which is combined and reacted with an isocyanate-functionalized polyurethane...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Laminates joined by polyurethane hot-melt adhesive and process for bonding plasticizer-containing...

The present invention relates to laminates of a plasticizer-containing plastic, obtained by bonding by means of a moisture-reactive hot-melt adhesive which comprises at least one aldimine and at least one polyurethane polymer which contains isocyanate groups and is solid at room temperature. The bonded assembly is notable for improved adhesive,...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Polyurethane hot-melt adhesive produced from polyacrylates and polyesters

A solvent-free moisture-curing polyurethane hot-melt adhesive composition, in which the adhesive comprises the following components: 20 to 85 wt % of a polyurethane prepolymer with free isocyanate groups produced from at least one polyol from the group of polyether polyols, polyester polyols, polyalkylene polyols and mixtures thereof with an excess...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
In-situ gelatinous triblock copolymer elastomers in polyurethane flexible foams

Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized A-B-A triblock copolymer resin and/or an A-B diblock copolymer resin into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form the gelatinous elastomer in-situ...

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Thermal storage gelatinous triblock copolymer elastomer particles in polyurethane flexible foams

Combinations of gelatinous elastomer containing one or more phase change materials, known as "phase change gel", and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing at least partially cured phase change gel particles comprising plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or diblock copolymer resin and one or more phase change materials, into a mixture of...

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FILMS
Layer composite consisting of a photopolymer film and an adhesive layer

The present invention relates to a layer composite comprising an exposed photopolymer film and an adhesive layer which is connected to the photopolymer film at least in certain regions, wherein the photopolymer film comprises crosslinked polyurethane matrix polymers A), crosslinked writing monomers B) and a monomeric fluoroethane additive C),...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> APPLIANCES>> DISHWASHER
Insulated component of a household appliance, in particular of a dishwasher, and method for...

An insulated component (1) of a household appliance, in particular of a dishwasher, comprising a substrate (10) and an insulation structure (12) applied onto a surface (13) of the substrate (10); wherein the insulation structure (12) comprises one or more layers (14) made of one or more sprayable filled polyurethane materials, wherein said one or...

Company name: Electrolux
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball with specified core coefficient of restitution

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Multi-piece golf ball comprising low hardness gradient core

A golf ball includes a single core formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition, an inner cover disposed about the core, and an outer cover. The inner cover includes an ionomeric material and has a hardness of about 60 Shore D or greater. The outer cover layer is disposed about the inner cover layer, is formed from a castable polyurea...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Electrically conductive roller

An electrically conductive roller which may easily obtain a desired surface roughness, and which has good setting property without problems such as high cost and compression set is provided. An electrically conductive roller 10 comprises a shaft 1, an elastic layer 2 supported on the periphery of the shaft and one surface layer 3 formed on the...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Polymer, process and composition

There is described a polymer blend of a first and second polymer comprising: a) a first polymer of: vinyl (co)polymer; alkyd; urethane acrylic copolymer; polyurethane and/or polyester; b) a second copolymer from: b1) optionally at least 10 wt-% of one or derivatives of itaconic acid and/or isomers thereof; b2) up to 20 wt-% of one or more acid...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer and sheet using the same

Disclosed is a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer which is obtained by reacting at least one polyoxyalkylene polyol (A), at least one monool (B1) soluble in the component (A) and/or at least one silane coupling agent (B2) reactive with an isocyanate group, at least one polyisocyanate (C) and at least one hydroxylated mono (meth)acrylate compound (D)...

Company name: Hitachi Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Polymers derived from renewably resourced lysinol

Disclosed are salt compositions of lysinol and dicarboxylic acids; and lysinol derived polymers including polyamide, polyimide, polyurea, cross-linked polyurea comprising urethane linkages, polyurea foams, cross-linked polyurea foams, and lysinol-epoxy thermoset.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
Photosensitive polyimides

The present invention relates to an isocyanate-modified photosensitive polyimide. The photosensitive polyimide of the invention possesses excellent heat resistance, chemistry resistance, and flexibility, and can be used as a liquid photo resist or dry film resist, or used in a solder resist, coverlay film, or printed wiring board.

Company name: Eternal Chemical
Published On: Thursday January 15th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
The Influence of Polyurethane Component on the Properties of Polyurethane-Rubber Composites Obtained...

Properties of the polyurethane-rubber composites obtained from used products were studied. The influence of the amount of polyurethane glue and amount of isocyanate diphenylmethane 4,4′-diisocyanate (MDI) on composites selected properties was observed.The dynamic thermo-mechanical analysis allowed us to determine the glass transition...

Company name: University of Silesia
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU FIBERS
Effects of compatibility of poly(l‐lactic‐acid) and thermoplastic polyurethane on...

Blending poly(l-lactic-acid) (PLLA) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) has been performed in an effort to toughen PLLA without compromising its biodegradability and biocompatibility. The mixing enthalpy calculation of PLLA and TPU predicted that the blend was a thermodynamic miscible system. The viscoelastic properties and phase morphologies of...

Company name: Wuhan Textile University
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
SHAPE-MEMORY MATERIALS
Blending with Non-responsive Polymers to Incorporate Nanoparticles into Shape-Memory Materials and...

Blending a shape-memory polymer (SMP) (e.g., thermoplastic polyurethane) with an immiscible carrier polymer (e.g., poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) or poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)) containing dispersed metal nanoparticles (AuNPs) is a simple approach to enable actuation via photothermal heating. For blends containing up to 90% carrier polymer, the...

Company name: North Carolina State University
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
 

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