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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
The Basis for Polyester and Polyurethane: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Toluene

Fuel additives or solvents, basis for polyurethane plastics or explosives: Toluene is used in a wide variety of applications. "The market volume is considerable", says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: "In 2013 toluene worth US$24.5 billion was sold worldwide." A new study published by Ceresana analyzes the entire world...

Company name: Ceresana
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
KRAHN CHEMIE becomes the new distribution partner of FERRO in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux...

In January 2015 the Hamburg-based KRAHN CHEMIE Group has taken over the distribution of the specialty plasticizers of FERRO (Belgium) S.p.r.l. (‘FERRO') in the regions Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Poland.FERRO is already a longstanding partner of Pietro Carini S.p.A. in Italy which has been part of the KRAHN CHEMIE Group since April...

Company name: Krahn Chemie GmbH
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Chem-Trend at Polyurethanex in Moscow, Russia

Chem-Trend continues participation in the development of the global polyurethane industry by exhibiting at Polyurethanex in Moscow, Russia. Our industry specialists will be available in Hall 6, Pavillion 2 at Booth P02 to discuss our latest technological advancements in products designed to enhance polyurethane manufacturers' competitiveness in the...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
DSM invests in US manufacturing facility for sustainable resins

Royal DSM, the life sciences and materials sciences company, has announced a substantial investment in its Wilmington, MA, manufacturing facility.Driven by its intention to grow the sustainable coatings market, DSM will upgrade its facilities to produce state-of-the-art waterborne resins for inks and coatings."We believe that together with our...

Company name: DSM Coating Resins
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Students' New Research Technique May Shed Light on Avian Evolutionary History

Two recent graduates of Illinois Wesleyan University have developed a method to create polyurethane casts of the internal airspaces in bird eggshells, providing ornithologists with a new way to look at pore structure for a better understanding of avian evolutionary biology.Biology majors Jason Murphy '14 and Mark Swanson '14 are lead authors on a...

Company name: Illinois Wesleyan University
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
IKEA recycled 77% of its waste in 2014 and explores alternatives to polyurethane foam in its sofas...

Major retailer IKEA has shown that it recycled 77% of its waste in its financial year 2014.In 2014, the company generated 477,714 tonnes of waste worldwide, which was 13% more than in 2013.However, its total of 89.3% recycled or incinerated for energy recovery was higher than 2013's 88.1%.This is only just behind its target of 90% by 2020, but the...

Company name: Ikea
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
PIMA Announces Four Testing Labs Approved for QualityMark Certification Program

PIMA announced today that four accredited testing labs have been approved for use by participating polyiso insulation manufacturers in its QualityMarkcm program, the only third-party program for the certification of the thermal value of polyiso roof insulation. The accredited testing labs include:■ Architectural Testing■ Exova■ ...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Hempel launches two innovative pure epoxy coatings

Anticipating industry changes and responding to customer demands, international coatings manufacturer Hempel today announces the launch of two new pure epoxy coatings.HEMPADUR 15600 - changing the game for newbuild tank coatingsA much-awaited addition to the HEMPADUR range, HEMPADUR 15600 is a ground-breaking IMO PSPC cargo oil tank compliant, pure...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
Allnex to Exhibit at SSPC 2015

Allnex announced today the Company will be showcasing its technologies for protective coatings for concrete and metal at the upcoming SSPC 2015 (featuring GreenCOAT) conference and exhibition. The event, organized by the Society for Protective Coatings, will take place from February 3-6, 2015 at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.At SSPC...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
BASF Shanghai Coatings receives two Excellent Supplier Awards from Nissan

BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd., as the leading automotive coatings supplier in China, has recently been awarded the "Excellent Supplier Award 2014" by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd. As the only coatings supplier to win the annual award, BASF was recognized for the high-quality coatings...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
Pecora Unveils Pecora-Deck 800 FC Polyurethane Multi-Coat Deck Coating System

Pecora has expanded its Pecora-Deck™ product line to include 800 FC.This versatile system is:■ Seamless, two component, fluid-applied, elastomeric, polyurethane multi-coat deck coating system■ Fast cure allowing for reduction in labor cost and facility down time■ High solids, low odor for demanding exterior and interior...

Company name: Pecora
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
European production and competence center for flooring and waterproofing systems starts operations

Since January 2015, BASF's new European competence center for flooring and waterproofing systems at Oldenburg, Germany, has been fully operational. Manufacture of the Masters Builders Solutions products has been relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. This relocation was the key step in the continuing development of business following the sale of...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
Dur-A-Flex Announces New Distributor in Puerto Rico

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless flooring, today announced its newest commercial relationship: ConsPro Corp is now a distributor for the supply of Dur-A-Flex's flooring systems in Puerto Rico."We are excited to enter into this relationship with ConsPro," says Peter V. Ferris, President...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
NRCA Partners with GAF to Launch a Website Dedicated to Safety for Roofing Workers

In an effort to help roofing contractors provide more on-the-job safety measures for their employees, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has partnered with Parsippany, N.J.-based GAF to launch the GAF Commercial Roof Safety Guide, a website focusing on low-slope roofing safety. The website will include a series of webinars...

Company name: the GAF Commercial Roof Safety Guide
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Polymers is a Premier Sponsor of the 2015 SPFA Convention in Albuquerque New Mexico

Spray Foam Polymers, a leader in the spray foam industry and the manufacturer of ThermoSeal brand spray foam insulation and coatings, announced today that it is proud to sponsor this 2015 Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) conference located in Albuquerque New Mexico starting on January 26th.Spray Foam Polymers has become an industry leader...

Company name: Spray foam Polymers
Published On: Wednesday January 28th, 2015

 
Nationwide housing spike bodes well for the spray polyurethane foam industry.

Led by a 7.2% gain in single-family housing production, nationwide housing starts rose 4.4% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units. Data from the U.S. Commerce Department also showed overall housing starts for 2014 topping 1 million units for the first time since 2007."Today's figures continue to be in line with our...

Company name: The National Association of Home Builders
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Star Illuminates Sprayfoam 2015

Perhaps no event captures the industry's attention like the Sprayfoam Convention & Expo, and that trend has continued in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sprayfoam 2015 has taken over the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown. Contractors and suppliers form across the country have converged in the city's high desert locale, which...

Company name: Sprayfoam 2015
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Industry's Latest, Greatest Highlight Sprayfoam 2015

The excitement generated by Keynote Speaker Ty Pennington carried throughout every part of Sprayfoam 2015, and that energy was particularly visible on the tradeshow floor. Roughly 80 exhibitors sprawled across Hall 3 of the Albuquerque Convention Center, featuring a wide array of products and services. Contractors, Suppliers, and, for the first...

Company name: Sprayfoam 2015
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Live outdoor Spartacote polyaspartic coating systems demos at the 2015 World of Concrete!

Come watch the LATICRETE Spartacote polyaspartic coating systems live demo outside at the 2015 World of Concrete. We'll be at the LATICRETE outdoor booth in the Gold lot (#G52450HW).The Spartacote polyaspartic coating systems demos are at 11 AM PST and 1 PM PST on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We will be exhibiting various Sparta-Flex...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
UTECH Europe 2015: Baule continues innovation to improve health and safety profile of elastomers

The health and safety of our customers and Baule's employees is our top priority. This is the reason why our product development is always aimed at better performance, easier processing and lower energy consumption while striving to eliminate, wherever possible, hazardous chemicals. This is an ongoing challenge for our R&D teams. As a result of our...

Company name: Baule
Published On: Wednesday January 28th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Innovative Wanthane TPU and Solutions Available at Plastindia2015

At the Plastindia 2015 from February 5-10 in the Exhibition Center, Nr. Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (Booth: 12FD-D40 in Hall 12), Wanhua Chemical will introduce its innovative diverse innovative Wanthane TPUs and solutions, underscoring its leadership in TPU market as well as strengthening business relationship...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Lubrizol to Promote Innovative Polymer Solutions at NPE 2015

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announces that it will be participating at NPE 2015-The International Plastics Exposition-in Orlando, FL from March 23-27, in the South Hall, Booth #S12073.A global leader in supplying innovative polymer solutions, Lubrizol will be highlighting its high-performance specialty resins including Estane TPU (thermoplastic...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
ACME Machinery unveils two new High Performance Spray Foam Proportioners at SPFA 2015

ACME Machinery, a leader in Spray Foam & Polyurea equipment unveils two new "All-in-one" high performance proportioners promoted as the Coyote H30i and H30iE.With the launch of these two revolutionary products ACME raises the bar by offering preferred hydraulic technology in two small "all in one" machines. These small machines include all the...

Company name: Acme Machinery
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Kingspan Group plc announces the acquisition of Joris Ide Group

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelopes, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Ergon Capital Partners II NV and Bremhove NV, to acquire 100% of the shares of Steel Partners NV, the holding company of the Joris Ide Group ("Joris Ide"). Joris Ide is a pan European manufacturer and...

Company name: Kingspan
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> UPHOLSTERY
Stahl opens Center of Excellent Upholstery in Leinfelden

Stahl started a Center of Excellence for Leather Furniture Upholstery in Leinfelden (Germany). The center will focus on the core product development for leather furniture upholstery. With this new Center of Excellence, Stahl is able to meet the needs of the global leather upholstery supply chain, including tanneries, leather traders and leading...

Company name: Stahl International
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
MuCell from Trexel offers benefits for thin wall packaging applications

So you thought that MuCell microcellular foaming technology was only great for thick-walled parts. That's not entirely true. MuCell foaming technology, which creates a microcellular material structure in plastic parts, holds a lot of benefits in thin-walled packaging applications as well.For over 20 years, Trexel has supplied MuCell foaming...

Company name: Trexel
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
ENMORE Will Hold Green Polyurethane Industry Technical Seminar 2015 in March, Xiamen, China

On March 20th in Xiamen, China, ENMORE will hold the Green Polyurethane Industry Technical Seminar 2015, focusing on the application of waterborne/solvent-free/TPU technology and biomass raw materials in the fields of synthetic leather, coatings, adhesives and so on. The event is expected to gather the world's top green PU resin manufacturers;...

Company name: The 12th Polyurethane Industry Summit 2015
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Wanhua-BorsodChem to be present at UTECH 2015 in Maastricht

UTECH Europe 2015 will once again be held at the MECC in Maastricht and is the leading international event for the polyurethanes industry. UTECH 2012 attracted just over 3,500 decision makers from 86 countries. The 2015 event, comprising a strategic conference and international exhibition will be bigger and busier than ever.Wanhua-BorsodChem is...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Sadara Chemical Company and Chemie-Cluster Bayern sign joint cooperation agreement

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) and Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH (CCB) have today signed an agreement to cooperate and jointly support the development of Chemical based value chains in PlasChem Park in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. This cooperation agreement will primarily focus on the identification and attraction of German and European Small and Medium...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday January 28th, 2015

 
Prime Minister David Cameron visits 150-year-old Southampton business Martin's Rubber Company

PRIME Minister David Cameron paid a visit to a 150-year-old Southampton business as part of his trip around Hampshire.Mr Cameron visited the county to set out the Conservative Party's third manifesto theme ahead of the upcoming General Election.Before giving a speech on his belief that people deserve a reward after "years of sacrifice" he made an...

Company name: Martin Rubber Company
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Alejandro Basterra is the new Managing Director at BYK Chemie de Mexico

Alejandro Basterra is the new Managing Director of BYK Chemie de Mexico as of January 5, 2015.Alejandro Basterra was until recently Sales Manager at DuPont with responsibility for Mexico, Central America and Columbia. In prior roles at DuPont and GE Plastics, he held positions in Business Development, Logistics and Supply Chain."We are...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
ACME Machinery adds Justin Scherer as President of Technology

ACME Machinery, a leader in Spray Foam & Polyurea equipment has ended its search for an talented, experienced, dynamic, out-of-the-box thinker to lead ACME's Research and Development department. Justin Scherer, a resident of Buffalo New York has accepted this demanding position as a partner and President of Engineering with ACME Machinery.ACME...

Company name: Acme Machinery
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Exposure control - the need for an integrated approach

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances continues to cause avoidable illness. HSE figures estimate that deaths from occupational cancer and other diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, outnumber those from safety failings almost 100 fold.Recent blogs from HSL colleagues have covered the use of local exhaust ventilation (LEV)...

Company name: the British Institute of Occupational Hygiene
Published On: Tuesday January 27th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Additive for adjusting the glass transition temperature of visco-elastic polyurethane soft foams

The present invention is directed to the use of a disalt of malic acid in the production of a polyurethane foam to lower the glass transition temperature of the polyurethane foam obtained, wherein the disalt of malic acid is added to the reaction mixture comprising at least a polyol component, an isocyanate component, a catalyst to catalyse...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant filler

A flame retardant filler having brominated silica particles, for example, imparts flame retardancy to manufactured articles such as printed circuit boards (PCBs), connectors, and other articles of manufacture that employ thermosetting plastics or thermoplastics. In this example, brominated silica particles serve both as a filler for rheology...

Company name: International Business Machines
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Polyisocyanate trimerization catalyst composition

A trimerization catalyst composition comprising a trimerization catalyst compound selected from one or more organic metal salt, preferably alkali or earth alkali metal salts, and one or more compounds selected from compounds which comprise a carboxamide group having the structure --CO--NH.sub.2 and/or from compounds which comprise a group having...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Ester carbonate polyols for hydrolytically stable adhesives

A two-component curable adhesive or sealant composition is provided. The first component may comprise a mixture of at least one polyol selected from the group comprising a polyester polyol, a polyester-polycarbonate copolymer polyol, and combinations thereof, a resin, and optionally a solvent. The second component may comprise a prepolymer obtained...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Polyester polyol for use in polyurethane

The present invention relates to a polyester polyol, suitable for use in the manufacture of a polyurethane, suitable for use in the manufacture of a polyurethane, the polyester polyol having an ABA-structure, in which A represents a lactide-oligomer and in which B represents an initiator. The initiator includes a reaction product having long chain...

Company name: Purac
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> BLOCKED
Cationic blocked polyisocyanate and aqueous composition comprising the same

Blocked polyisocyanates, obtained by using a polyisocyanate derived from an aliphatic and/or an alicyclic diisocyanate monomer, as a precursor, and including both of a blocked isocyanate group blocked with a pyrazole compound and a cationic group neutralized with an anion, in one molecule thereof; methods for making and using such blocked...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink composition containing polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes

Ink compositions and method of making the same are disclosed. A disclosed example ink composition includes a liquid vehicle, a colorant system and polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes. Also disclosed is a method of using such ink composition containing polyurethane vinyl hybrid latexes.

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Inks for high speed durable inkjet printing

An inkjet ink composition comprising water, and at least one water-dispersible polyurethane/urea polymer having at least a first soft segment formed from a polyol prepolymer and at least a second soft segment formed from a polyamine prepolymer, wherein the polyol prepolymer forms urethane bonds in the polyurethane/urea and the polyamine prepolymer...

Company name: Eastman Kodak
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Polyurethane dispersions for sealing the teats of the mammary glands in milking animals

The present invention relates to aqueous polyurethane dispersions for sealing teats of animal mammary glands.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid foam and associated article and method

A rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam includes 1 to 50 weight percent of a particulate poly(phenylene ether) having a mean particle size of 1 to 40 micrometers. The particulate poly(phenylene ether) imparts reduced flammability and reduced water absorption to the foam. The foam is useful as a thermally insulating material in articles...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Water-blown rigid foams with improved mechanical properties at low temperatures

The present invention relates to a rigid polyurethane foam which can be obtained by mixing (a) isocyanates, (b) compounds having groups which are reactive toward isocyanates, (c) blowing agents comprising water, (d) catalysts and optionally (e) further additives to form a reaction mixture, applying the reaction mixture to a reinforcing material and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Curable coating agent composition

Disclosed is a curable coating agent composition which exhibits excellent wear resistance and weather resistance when applied as a coating agent to plastic or other substrates to be used outdoors. The curable coating agent composition comprises 95 to 65 parts by mass of a component (A) comprising an urethane adduct compound having weather...

Company name: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Weatherable and abrasion resistant coating systems for polymeric substrates

Disclosed herein is a primer composition comprising an inorganic UV absorbing agent and a polymer selected from (i) a copolycarbonate, and (ii) a polyurethane obtained by reaction of a polyisocyanate and a copolycarbonate diol. Also disclosed is a coated article comprising a polymeric substrate, a primer layer disposed on at least one surface of...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Process for the preparation of the top coat layer of an automotive oem multi-layer coating

A coating process wherein a precoated automotive substrate is OEM top coated with an aqueous two-component polyurethane top coating composition prepared by static mixing a non-aqueous hydrophobic polyisocyanate crosslinker component and an aqueous binder component having a binder solids content comprising at least one water-dilutable...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
Water-based coating composition

According to a water-based composition characterized by containing a colorant, water, a wetting agent, an amine compound, a hydroxyl group-containing organic solvent and a urethane resin having a polycarbonate group, there is provided a water-based coating composition being capable of easily controlling the gloss of a coating film applied on an...

Company name: Dai Nippon Toryo
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Re-peelable protective adhesive film, and method of manufacturing same

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a re-peelable protective adhesive film having excellent adhesion between a re-peelable adhesive layer and an antistatic layer, having peeling charging preventive properties, and in which air bubbles are unlikely to be incorporated when the film is affixed to a surface of panel or display. This...

Company name: Kimoto
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Protective adhesive film, method of adhering protective adhesive film to a device, and device...

A protective adhesive film may include a polyurethane sheet and an adhesive layer disposed on at least a portion of a first major surface of the polyurethane sheet. The adhesive layer may comprise a pressure-sensitive adhesive that includes an acrylate polymer and a silicone macromer. The adhesive layer may adhere to a surface of an electronic...

Company name: Wrapsol Acquisition
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Sealant

Provided is a sealant for use in contact with a polyelectrolyte membrane; at least the sealant surface contacting the polyelectrolyte membrane is constituted of a resin composition containing a crystalline polyester resin as a main component; the resin composition has a storage elastic modulus at 40.degree. C. of 2.5 MPa or more and 5 MPa or less;...

Company name: Nitto Shinko
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Electromagnetic converter with a polymer element based on a mixture of polyisocyanate and...

The present invention relates to an electromechanical converter, in particular an electromechanical sensor, actuator and/or generator, which comprises a polymer element obtainable from a reaction mixture comprising a polyisocyanate, a polyisocyanate prepolymer and a compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive hydroxy groups. The present...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Electrophotographic photosensitive member, method for producing electrophotographic photosensitive...

An undercoat layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member contains a polymerized product of a composition that contains an isocyanate compound having a specific structure, a resin having a specific structure, and an electron transporting substance having a specific structure.

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Medical devices including polyisobutylene based polymers and derivatives thereof

The present invention is directed to a medical electrical lead including an insulative lead body formed, at least in part, from a polyisobutylene urethane, urea or urethane/urea copolymer. In some applications, the lead body can include at least one outer tubular insulator and/or an inner elongated member formed from a polyisobutylene urethane,...

Company name: Cardiac Pacemakers
Published On: Friday January 30th, 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: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad

An object of the invention is to provide a polishing pad which has a polishing layer with a phase-separated structure and can provide high polishing rate and high planarization property and with which scratching can be suppressed. The polishing pad comprises the polishing layer. The polishing layer comprises a product of curing reaction of a...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Method for producing carbamate, method for producing isocyanate, carbamate production system, and...

A method for producing carbamate including a urea production step; a carbamate-forming step; an ammonia separation step of absorbing the gas with water in the presence of carbonate to produce a gas absorption water, and separating ammonia; an aqueous alcohol solution separation step of separating an aqueous alcohol solution from the gas absorption...

Company name: Kumho Mitsui Chemicals Inc
Published On: Friday January 30th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Structure-Mechanical and Thermal Properties Relationship of Novel γ-Valerolactone-Based...

Polymerization of biomass-based diol precursors such as N,N'-1,2-ethanediylbis-(4-hydroxy-pentanamide) and 4-hydroxy-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-pentanamide with aliphatic (hexamethylene diisocyanate, HDI) and aromatic di-isocyanates (1,4-phenylene-di-isocyanate, PDI and 2,4-toluene-di-isocyanate,TDI) resulted in some novel polyurethanes. The diol...

Company name: Universitas Indonesia
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Improvement of the Low-Temperature Property of Aliphatic Polycarbonate Glycols-Based Polyurethane...

Structure-property relationship of polyurethane elastomers (PUEs) based on aliphatic carbonate glycols (PC-glycols) with various molecular weights (HO-[(CH2) m OC(=O)O] n -(CH2) m -OH, m = 3 and 6, Mn = 1000-3000) were investigated to improve their low-temperature property. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurement revealed that the glass...

Company name: Nagasaki University
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Polyurethane Nanocomposites Reinforced with Surface Modified Halloysite Nanotubes

The physical properties of polyurethane (PU) reinforced with surface modified halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) were investigated. The HNTs were modified with two different surface modifiers: n-octadecyltrimethoxysilane (OTMS) and N-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (AEAPS). The external surface modifiers were introduced through a chemical...

Company name:
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Highly elastic conductive polymeric MEMS

Polymeric structures with integrated, functional microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS) elements are increasingly important in various applications such as biomedical systems or wearable smart devices. These applications require highly flexible and elastic polymers with good conductivity, which can be embedded into a matrix that undergoes large...

Company name: University of Freiburg
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
Polyurethane Nanocomposites Crosslinked with Amino Terminated Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Functionalized...

A new route to synthesize polymeric carbon nanotube (CNTs)/polyurethane (PU) nanocomposites has been developed. Multiwalled CNTs functionalized by chemical modification of amino terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) (ATPD) were incorporated as a crosslinker. Raman microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,...

Company name:
Published On: Monday February 02nd, 2015

 
 

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