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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar site

BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar/Louisiana as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, BASF looks into further measures to strengthen and to expand its BDO value chain at the Geismar site....

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FOAMS
FreeFOAM project; The Fourth consortium meeting in Madrid, Spain

15th of January 2015 in Madrid, Spain, held the fourth meeting of the project consortium FreeFOAM. The project passes in the second part where the partners will focus on finalizing the results and prepare to enter the market.

Company name: the FreeFOAM project
Published On: Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete India Continues to Expand After Excellent 2014

Throughout 2014 Flowcrete India continued its incredible growth across the region and firmly cemented itself as one of the most trusted brands within the Indian flooring industry.Collaborative PartnershipsLast year Flowcrete India sponsored the third edition of the International Construction Chemicals Conference in Chennai, significantly increased...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 
Brand New Innovative LVT from Polyflor: Camaro Loc PU

Polyflor is pleased to announce the launch of its exciting new product range - Camaro Loc. Launched under the highly regarded Camaro LVT brand, the Camaro Loc collection features a range of interlocking planks and tiles that eliminate the need for adhesion due to their unique locking system, significantly reducing installation time. Influenced by...

Company name: Polyflor
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Introducing Johns Manville Spider Plus Blow-in Insulation

Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, today announced the launch of JM Spider Plus blow-in insulation, a re-engineered blow-in system and the latest addition to the industry's most complete line of insulation products. JM Spider Plus replaces JM Spider spray-in fiber glass insulation and is...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday January 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Common Mistakes Made with Spartacote Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings

Below is a list of common mistakes concrete coatings contractors make with Spartacote polyaspartic concrete coating systems. Please be aware of them and try to not make the same mistakes others have made:■ Surface Prep & proper floor management are key to successful installation. Make sure you have everything you need prior to starting....

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Selena at the American NAHB International Builders Show

Selena Group - global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemistry - is exhibiting from 20 - 22 January at the biggest international light construction trade show, the NAHB Builder's Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Selena USA will present flagship products of TYTAN brand and run live presentations and trainings. During the event Selena...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Graco Completes Acquisition of High Pressure Equipment Company

Graco Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the stock of High Pressure Equipment (HiP) company for $160 million. HiP is a Pennsylvania based manufacturer of valves, fittings, and other flow control equipment engineered to perform in ultra-high pressure environments, from 10,000 to 150,000 psi. HiP also maintains an...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 
RIM Polymers: Grant of Patent by Registrar of Patents

RIM Polymers is proud to announce that in Jan, 2015, we have obtained the Certificate of Grant of patent from The Registrar of Patents Singapore for our patent application of GMA brand Raw Polyol & Multi Blowing Agents Premix unit.

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER>> CAST
OSV Technologiya new project for the production of polyurethane details

Last week, on request of our Ukrainian customers, OSV technologists worked on the project for the production of new samples of polyurethane vacuum suction cups.These products are made of high-quality two-component polyurethane elastomer Eracast RT 70A using the compact mixing and casting machine OSV Mini AB. Casting moulds are prepared by our...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday January 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
BAU 2015: BASF presents materials for energy efficient and sustainable construction

BASF showcases chemistry's contribution at the BAU trade fair from 19th to 24th of January 2015 in Munich. In hall A6 booth 303 the company presents numerous solutions including products to raise the energy efficiency of buildings. Other exhibits include materials to make buildings more durable and in that way reduce maintenance and repair.For...

Company name: BASF Construction Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday January 20th, 2015

 
The Building Performance Institute's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard.The Home Energy Auditing Standard defines the requirements for a building science-based evaluation, or audit, of existing detached single-family...

Company name: The Building Performance Institute
Published On: Tuesday January 20th, 2015

 
Icynene Launches New Web-Based NFPA285 Compliant Wall Assembly Tool

Leading spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene has launched a new web-based, interactive wall assembly tool that allows architects and specifiers to build NFPA285 compliant assemblies for upcoming commercial projects.Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers to better...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> FLOOR CAVITIES FILLING
PU Foam can raise and remove complete concrete slabs from sidewalks

This high-density polyurethane foam raise concrete slabs thanks to the magic of physics. The foam, called PolyLEVEL, is applied through a hole drilled in the concrete, expanding under the concrete and pushing it up.

Company name: PolyLEVEL
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Johns Manville Returns to the 2015 International Builders' Show with New Products, Interactive Tools...

Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, kicks off this year's International Builders' Show with an interactive, informative booth presence in Las Vegas. This year's booth in the central show hall (#C6513) will feature industry-leading experts, interactive tools and a closer look at the...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Michelin Aims To Make Punctures Extinct

Punctures could soon become a thing of the past, when which is currently technology being developed by Michelin comes into popular use.At its recent Challenge Bibendum event in China, the venerable tyre maker demonstrated the effectiveness of its ‘Selfseal' puncture-prevention technology.China is the ideal test bed, where motorists are about nine...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Soft feel is common characteristic of 2015 golf balls

Titleist kicked off the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show bright and early Wednesday by formally introducing the 2015 editions of its Pro V1 and Pro V1x. The new models of Titleist's flagship ball - which is marking its 15th anniversary this year - are softer than ever, and "soft" is a common characteristic among the new golf balls on display here in...

Company name: Titleist
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> HYDROCYCLONES
New CAVEX Polyurethane hydrocyclones launched in Europe

Weir Minerals has launched two new versions of its heavy-duty CAVEX hydrocyclones in the European market.The new CAVEX CVXU polyurethane hydrocyclone and CAVEX CVXT ceramic tile-lined hydrocyclone are designed to withstand severe abrasion and join the existing range of CAVEX cyclones from Weir Minerals.The unique shape of CAVEX hydrocyclones...

Company name: Weir Minerals
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Connekt, LLC Now Offers a Host Superior Rapid Prototype Services

Connekt, LLC is now offering rapid prototyping as a featured service to our clients Worldwide.Rapid Prototyping is often used to describe the process of turning a 3D CAD design into a real tangible part. Rapid prototyping technologies are frequently used towards the beginning of the product development lifecycle to create prototypes or parts used...

Company name: Connekt
Published On: Tuesday January 20th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Unique Timing Belts Improve Security Camera Clarity

Fenner Precision had three main challenges:■ To support customers not only with a product that will perform well initially, but also for the life of the application.■ While the typical urethane operating temperature range is -30ºC to 70ºC, the ambient temperature inside an enclosed camera dome can reach 90ºC.■ To develop a...

Company name: Fenner Precision
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Masterflex Products prove a great highlight at the ARABPLAST in Dubai

The ARABPLAST trade show in Dubai, running from 10th to 13th January 2015, is the largest and most important exhibition for plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry in the Middle East. Together with our Regional Sales Partner - Global Enterprises Trading - the Masterflex Group is presenting its extensive range of MASTERFLEX high-tech hoses and...

Company name: Masterflex
Published On: Monday January 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE SEAT CUSHIONS
FIRA Gold for foam and feather cushion

A foam manufacturer and supplier has achieved FIRA Gold Product Certification for a new style of seat and back cushion.Prima Foam, a division of Vitafoam, achieved the prestigious accolade for its Primalux cushion, which aims to deliver comfort and durability with reduced maintenance when compared to a feather or fibre cushion.The cushion is...

Company name: Prima Foam
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Telene SAS to be at JEC Composites Europe, March 10-12, 2015

Telene will be happy to welcome you on our booth H64 in Hall 7.3, Porte de VersaillesTechnical Paper presentation on Thursday 12th at 12:30, in Agora area, booth C78, Hall 7.2.

Company name: Telene
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
Sika enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire Axson Technologies

Sika has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson management and shareholders to acquire Axson Technologies, a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulations for design, prototyping and tooling, structural adhesives, composite materials and encapsulation products for the automotive, nautical, renewable energy, sports &...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Friday January 23rd, 2015

 
Petrochemical companies show confidence in the Port of Antwerp with billion-dollar investments

As well as having a record year in terms of freight volumes handled, Port of Antwerp was delighted in 2014 that several leading energy companies announced record levels of investment in the port. Both ExxonMobil and TOTAL will be making huge strategic investments in Antwerp and meanwhile, the Port Authority itself is ensuring that the petrochemical...

Company name: Port of Antwerp
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
Flowcrete Hong Kong Expands with New Property, People and Promotions

lowcrete Hong Kong has recently upgraded to a larger office space in Kowloon, Hong Kong in order to continue the company's impressive growth.The resin flooring specialists moved from a 600sqft windowless, dated and soon to be demolished office cube to the plush Kin Sang Commercial Centre, a high quality office development.With easy access to major...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 
Fenner Precision to Close in March

Fenner Precision, which in August announced that it would shut down in Buffalo facility unless they could find a commercial buyer, has begun laying off its 60 employees.According to a notice the company filed with New York State Department of Labor on Jan. 15, the layoffs began Jan. 1, and will continue until March 31.Fenner Precision operates out...

Company name: Fenner Precision
Published On: Tuesday January 20th, 2015

 
Sapici announces two new R&D projects

The Italian company Sapici based in Caronno Pertusella announced the approval of two new projects in the area of sustainability and use of renewable raw materials. According to the company, in these projects Sapici attempts - based on its experience synthesising polyurethane systems - to combine petrochemical approaches with "green chemistry", thus...

Company name: Sapici
Published On: Tuesday January 20th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Frank Muller to become new CEO of TrelleborgVibracoustic

Frank Muller will become the new CEO of the joint venture TrelleborgVibracoustic. He will assume his position June 1, 2015. He succeeds Hans-Jurgen Goslar who is retiring during the first quarter of 2016.Frank Muller joins TrelleborgVibracoustic from his position as Vice President & General Manager for TRW Automotive's Global Occupant Safety...

Company name: TrelleborgVibracoustic
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
Executive Vice President Retires from The Gates Corporation

The Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, today announces that Jeff Brekke, Executive Vice President Global Aftermarket, has retired from the company effective January 7, 2015. His decision brings to a close an impressive 35 year career of continuous service to Gates,...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
NCFI Polyurethanes names new president

NCFI Polyurethanes, and its parent company, Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), said the board of directors has named Chip Holton as the company's president. Holton joined NCFI as director of operations in 2012.Holton, 50, holds an engineering degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former serving US Army infantry...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
GHS Implementation at Anderson Development Company (ADC)

The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals. It was created by the United Nations and designed to replace diverse classifications and labeling practices used in different countries with a consistent and universal criteria that can be used on a global level. GHS is not mandatory and countries are...

Company name: Anderson Development Company
Published On: Wednesday January 21st, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for the preparation of polyisocyanates and use thereof

The invention relates to a process for isocyanate modification which includes reacting a) at least one organic isocyanate having an NCO functionality greater than or equal to 1, b) a catalyst comprising at least one phosphonium salt comprising at least one cycloalkyl substituent bonded directly to a P atom of a phosphonium cation, c) optionally a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet printer with inks containing polyoxygenated-polyols

An inkjet printer contains an aqueous inkjet ink exhibiting good jetting reliability and ink storage stability, including: a) water; b) colored pigment exhibiting a median volume weighted 50.sup.th percentile particle size of less than 0.11 microns; c) from 0.1% to 4% by weight of a compound I represented by the following Structure (I):...

Company name: Eastman Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Method for coating metal surfaces using an aqueous compound having polymers, the aqueous compound,...

A process for coating a metallic surface with an aqueous composition containing a) as the main component, an organic film former consisting of at least one synthetic resin, 70 to 100 wt. % of the content of synthetic resin(s) in the organic film former comprising at least one water-soluble or/and water-dispersible synthetic resin in the form of...

Company name: Chemetall
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
Liquid coating composition and a coating method using the same

A liquid coating composition to protect electronic elements on a circuit board includes a heat curable resin composition, a photocurable resin, a photoinitiator, a curing agent, and a solvent. The heat curable resin composition includes poly(acrylic acid) oligomer and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of an epoxy resin and...

Company name: FIH (Hong Kong)
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Polyurethane-grafted hydrogels

An article comprising two chemically grafted polymer layers comprising a hydrogel layer and an end-functionalized polyurethane layer. The invention also includes methods of making and using the article.

Company name:
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Polyurethane rigid foams

The present invention relates to polyurethane rigid foams formulations. More particularly, the present invention relates to polyurethane rigid foams formulations, prepared from aromatic polyester polyols, which show improved compressive strength. The formulations include an isocyanate reacting mixture, at least one polymeric diphenylmethane...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Rigid polyurethane foam and system and method for making the same

An embodiment of a closed-cell polymeric rigid foam may be made using a one-shot method and a reaction system that includes a hydrofluoroalkene physical blowing agent and a polyol mixture having an aminic polyol. The hydrofluoroalkene blowing agent has 3 to 5 carbon atoms and a boiling point between 10.degree. C. and 40.degree. C. at 1 atmosphere...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Fouling release coatings

A composition for use in the manufacture of a fouling release coating, e.g. at least one layer of a fouling release coating, comprising at least one curable or crosslinkable polysiloxane and at least one silane terminated polyurethane.

Company name: Jotun
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Fire resistant coating and wood products

A fire-resistant coating for a wood product which includes a polyurethane matrix. The polyurethane matrix includes an aromatic isocyanate which is present in a quantity ranging from 20% to 50% by weight of the formulation, castor oil which is present in a quantity ranging from 10% to 60% by weight of the formulation, intumescent particles, and a...

Company name: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Method for preparing emulsion resin composition for cationic electrodeposition paint

The present invention is a method for preparing an emulsion resin composition for a cationic electrodeposition paint, which reduces or eliminates time for desolvation. The emulsion resin composition for cationic electrodeposition paint includes a cationic epoxy resin and a blocked isocyanate curing agent. The method features the steps of: (1) a...

Company name: Nippon Paint
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC
Process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition, and this composition

A process for preparing a reinforced and reactive thermoplastic composition having a continuous phase based on a thermoplastic polymer and dispersed therein is a discontinuous phase based on a reactive reinforcing agent that may be immiscible with the thermoplastic polymer is provided. A composition obtained by this process is also provided. The...

Company name: Hutchinson
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulation board

External wall insulation system comprising a high efficient insulation layer of rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam provided on at least one side with a facing, preferably a gastight (aluminium) layer, and a base layer provided on at least one of the surfaces of the facing wherein said base layer is a polyurethane layer or a...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

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

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

Company name: Johnson Controls Technology
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> CABLES AND CONNECTORS
Coated electric cable for use in a welding device

An electric cable includes at least one power line having first and second ends, including multiple cores. Each core has a core insulation. All core insulations are enclosed by a common sheath surrounded by an oversheath that includes a material selected from silicones, perfluorocarbons, mica, glass fibers, metal fibers, ceramic fibers, and...

Company name: Balluff
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
Electric cable for use in a welding device

An electric cable includes at least one power line having first and second ends, including multiple cores. Each core has a core insulation. All core insulations are enclosed by a common sheath. The core insulations and the sheath each include a material which is selected, independently of one another, from silicones, perfluorocarbons, cross-linked...

Company name: Balluff
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Polyurea covers for golf balls based on isocyanate blends

A golf ball having a cover material made from a polyurea or polyurea/urethane hybrid composition is provided. The polyurea or polyurea/urethane composition is produced by the reaction of an isocyanate blend having an average NCO functionality in the range of 2.05 to 2.35, a polyamine compound, and amine or hydroxyl curing agent. The resulting cover...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BONE & CARTILAGE
Bone regeneration using biodegradable polymeric nanocomposite materials and applications of the same...

A structure of, and a method of producing, a biocompatible structure for bone and tissue regeneration are disclosed. The method includes dissolving a polyurethane polymer in methanol, adding hydroxyapatite (HAP) nanoparticles to form a uniformly distributed mixture, applying the mixture to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surface to form a polymer...

Company name: University of Arkansas
Published On: Thursday January 22nd, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
New Degradable Polyurethanes for Use in Tissue Engineering: Inspired by Mechanisms of Biodegradation...

The Biomedical Polymers Laboratory at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering in Toronto in the Faculties of Applied Science and Engineering, Dentistry and Medicine is coordinated by Professor J Paul Santerre in the Institute's Biomaterials, Tissue engineering and Regenerative Medicine theme area. Research in the Santerre group is...

Company name: The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering in Toronto
Published On: Monday January 26th, 2015

 
Biodegradable Polyurethane Elastomers for Biomedical Applications - Synthesis Methods and Properties

Biodegradable polyurethane elastomers (BioEPUR) are becoming increasingly important as biomaterials because they have excellent chemical, physico-mechanical and biological properties. This review presents the recent developments on BioEPUR and their potential applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. The aim of this work is to...

Company name: Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom
Published On: Monday January 26th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Microwave-Assisted Synthesis and Characterization of Polyurethanes from TDI and Starch

In this work, a microwave-assisted method was developed to prepare polyurethanes from starch or maltodextrin and tolylene-2,4-diisocyanate (TDI). As compared to conventional heating, this new synthetic procedure saves energy, significantly reduces reaction time, and yet entails product yields that are comparable to those of the conventional heating...

Company name: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Published On: Monday January 26th, 2015

 
 

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