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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> WETTING
DISPERBYK -2055 - 100% wetting and dispersing additive with very broad application spectrum

DISPERBYK-2055 is a high molecular-weight wetting and dispersing additive that covers a very broad application spectrum. It enables the production of high-quality pigment concentrates that can be used to cover almost the entire polarity range of let-down binders - from long oil alkyds through to aqueous binder systems.DISPERBYK-2055 is also...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Zyvax TakeOff Helps Aerospace Industry Reduce Mass and Improve Fuel Economy

Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development and production of high-performance release agents and casting lubricants, is helping the aerospace industry remove mass, lower fuel consumption and respect the environment with a release agent targeted for use with composite materials.Zyvax TakeOff™ is a newly developed water-based, semi-permanent...

Company name: Chem-Trend
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Milliken presents pioneering reactive additives for PU at UTECH 2015

Leading supplier of polymer bound colorants and additives for the polyurethane industry, Milliken, invites UTECH 2015 visitors to discover its unique fully reactive polymeric additive technologies focused on enhancing performance, improving visual appearance and preserving the long-term quality of polyurethane (PU) systems - all without...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
BioAmber Presents at LAUNCH Green Chemistry Forum 2015

Among 10 innovators selected to present at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, BioAmber highlighted the pursuit of improved performance, value and sustainability across integrated supply chains. BioAmber is contributing to the momentum behind the adoption, acceleration and commercialization of bio-based chemicals.LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that...

Company name: Launch
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Updated Fact Sheet on ISOPA website: Dealing with fires involving MDI and TDI

MDI and TDI are generic names for families of aromatic diisocyanates, which are a key component in the production of polyurethanes. MDI stands for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate; it is available in pure forms such as 4,4'-MDI, or as a mixture of isomers and different molecular weight oligomers in polymeric MDI or PMDI. TDI stands for toluene...

Company name: The European trade association for producers of diisocyanates and polyols
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
WACKER Presents Silane-Terminated Polymers for High-Performance Adhesives - the first technically...

At the European Coatings Show 2015, Munich-based chemical group WACKER will be unveiling novel, silane-terminated polymers for the formulation of industrial adhesives and for sealing flat surfaces. Known as GENIOSIL XT, the new binder makes it possible to produce materials that are extremely tear-resistant and at the same time highly elastic. This...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> ADHESIVES
FDA Approves Internal Tissue Urethane based Adhesive

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first tissue adhesive for internal use.Known as TissuGlu, surgeons can use the urethane-based adhesive to connect tissue flaps created during surgery to remove extra fat or skin, or to restore weak or separated abdominal muscles (abdominoplasty). The new adhesive may reduce or eliminate the...

Company name: Cohera Medical
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
FOAMS
NCFI Polyurethanes Launches New Single-Source Website for all Foam Markets

NCFI Polyurethanes officially launched its new online informative and educational content presence today:www.NCFI.com. The new website replaces the former corporate site, and eight former brand-specific sites."We found we need to roll everything up under the NCFI umbrella," says Chip Holton, President of NCFI. "We turned fifty last year, and our...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Hempel to acquire Jones-Blair Company

Today, Hempel announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire Jones-Blair Company, a leading North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets. With the proposed acquisition, Hempel can look forward to a significant expansion of its North American business in accordance with its global growth strategy.With the proposed...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
PPG Exhibiting Commercial Coatings Products at NATM and NTEA Shows

PPG Commercial Coatings will once again exhibit its advanced coating products at the upcoming NationalAssociation of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) annual trade events. The NATM national convention and show is scheduled for Feb. 12-13 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The NTEA...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
Allnex to Exhibit at The Waterborne Symposium 2015

Allnex will be showcasing its broad portfolio of energy curable resin, liquid coating resin, powder coating resin, crosslinker and additive technologies at The Waterborne Symposium 2015 to be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from February 10-12, 2015. With an extensive range of products and capabilities, Allnex is...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
PPG Adds New HS Basecoat Hardener to Delfleet Evolution Line

PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced DELFLEET Evolution F3259 HS Basecoat Hardener, an ideal match for use with the brand's FBCH premium basecoat.F3259 Basecoat Hardener has been specially designed to enhance the overall application and appearance of the Delfleet Evolution FBCH basecoat. FBCH is a fast-drying basecoat that, when clearcoated,...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
Lubrizol Acquires EcoQuimica

The Lubrizol Corp. has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica Ltda., a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into decorative paints, textiles, cement, elastomeric coatings and paper coatings. Headquartered in Paulinia, a municipality in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, EcoQuimica (formerly under common...

Company name: Lubrizol Performance Coatings
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
System in Profile: Deckshield SF

Deckshield SF is a three-component, solvent-free, polyurethane-based primer and binding agent.It is primarily used as a binding agent for various products in the Deckshield range of car park deck coating systems, however it can also be applied on top of various substrates as a primer or scratch-coat surface for use in industrial...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Demilec Reformulates Popular APX Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has revamped the formulation of its popular APX low-density spray foam insulation to dramatically improve yield, reduce waste and decrease the time required for application.Demilec APX is an open-cell polyurethane spray foam used to insulate and...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
Johns Manville Introduces Next Generation of Spray Foam Insulation to Corbond Line of Products

Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, today announced the addition of JM Corbond Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (oc SPF) and JM Corbond Open-Cell Appendix X Spray Polyurethane Foam (ocx SPF) to its complete line of building insulation products. The new products replace the previous JM oc...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Saturday February 07th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
High-build polyaspartic coating systems provide excellent prohesion, protection of hot-dip...

Duplex coatings are used to protect galvanizing in harsh environments, provide aesthetics and enhance corrosion protection. While epoxy/polyurethane coatings are commonly used as duplex coatings in highly corrosive environments, high-build polyaspartic coating systems offer several advantages when compared with these traditional coatings.Todd...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Chase Corporation Acquires Specialty Chemical Product Lines

Chase Corporation announced that it has acquired two product lines from Henkel Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of adhesives with North America Operations headquartered in Rocky Hill, CT. The businesses were acquired for a purchase price of $33.3 million, excluding any working capital adjustments and acquisition related costs. As part of...

Company name: Chase Corporation
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
South Africa, Kenya see rapid industrial adhesives usage growth

The transition from conventional materials, such as wood and glass, to lighter and more economical materials like plastics is driving the industrial adhesives market in South Africa and Kenya, according to a recent report.The new analysis from Frost & Sullivan ‘Key Growth Opportunities in the Industrial Adhesives Market in South Africa and Kenya,'...

Company name: Frost & Sullivan
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
Automotive Market Helping to Drive Southeast Asia Polyurethane Adhesives Demand

The Southeast Asia polyurethane (PU) adhesives market is expected to reach $262.5 million by 2020, according to a recent study by Grand View Research Inc. Southeast Asia has become a major automobile manufacturing hub due to its close proximity to demand centers and low manufacturing costs; this is expected to drive the regional PU adhesives...

Company name: Grand View Research
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> ONE COMPONENT SYSTEMS
GAF Introduces M-THANE One-Part Pourable Sealant

GAF is proud to introduce an improvement to its M-Curb System for pitch pans, offering an innovative moisture-cure polyether solution that requires no mixing, a resealable container, less waste, and better elongation than similar products.GAF's M-Thane™ One-Part Pourable Sealant is a moisture cure polyether sealant designed for use with the M-Curb™...

Company name: GAF
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Smart & Stretchable

DuPont Microcircuit Materials, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has launched the first products in a suite of stretchable conductive inks and related materials that can be printed on a textile to produce smart activewear and health- monitoring clothing and other smart textiles. The company reports the new materials provide a durable, comfortable,...

Company name: Bemis Associates
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Hexcel to promote its composite materials at ISPO Munich

At the ISPO Winter Sports exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany, on February 5-8, Hexcel is promoting its leading range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance sports equipment. Hexcel's innovations in epoxy resins and carbon fabrics are transforming sports equipment, making it lighter, stronger and more...

Company name: Hexcel Composites
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
Mixing and dosing machine OSV S400 - A successful project for our customers from Poland

Last week, on request of our customers from Poland, OSV Technologiya engineers successfully completed their work on a project for the production of specialized mixing and dosing machine OSV S400 for processing of two-component polyurethane adhesive for the production of industrial filters.All works on design of the line, its production and...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> COMPOSITES
FRIMO at the JEC Europe 2015

In 2015 FRIMO is once more exhibiting at the at the JEC Europe - the world's most important exhibition on Composites which will be held from the 10th to the 12th of March. Since 2011 FRIMO takes part in the exhibition - since 2012 together with its partner company Schuler under the umbrella of the Composites Alliance. Both companies present their...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> MOULDS>> CLEANING
WEIMAN Selects APLIX inter-mold Technology for Cook Top Cleaning Tool

Aplix today announced the use of inter-mold technology in Weiman's Cook Top Cleaning Tool. The inter-mold technology is a breakthrough patented one-step injection molding solution which allows the creation of hooks directly into plastic parts. This process streamlines and optimizes manufacturing practices by eliminating material and associated...

Company name: Aplix
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> MIXING HEAD
Small nozzle with a large impact

The Vario nozzle is a flexible, powerful solution for processing polyurethane (PUR) developed by KraussMaffei that keeps the pressure in the mixing head constant even when the output rates of the PUR components change quickly. This means it is possible to produce components of various sizes and hardnesses with consistently high quality.Constant...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> FLOOR CAVITIES FILLING
The Prime Resins Spring contractor training dates announced

The Prime Resins Contractor Training Course will take place April 21-22, 2015 at our Atlanta area headquarters. Learn the art and science of this advanced skill set with two days of hands-on workshops, presentations, discussions, and networking. Participants will learn about leak sealing, slab lifting, and soil stabilization techniques both in the...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Foam-Tech Insulation honored for work on Spooky Nook Sports

Foam-Tech Insulation Service has been honored by the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance for its work on Spooky Nook Sports.The local firm, owned by Lee and Sandy Stoltzfus, last week won the association's National Industry Excellence Award in the commercial wall-foam category.Foam-Tech spent more than a year applying three inches of closed-cell spray...

Company name: Foam-Tech
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Production of insulated metal panels: Interview with Francesco Manni ceo at GRUPPO MANNI

Gruppo Manni based in Verona is one of the main figureheads in the world of Italian entrepreneurial excellence. It has more than 900 employees, 20 production, service and distribution centres in Italy and abroad. Led by Francesco Manni and his father Giovanni, it has a 500m euro turnover. Manni spa's products represent a less flashy form of Italian...

Company name: Gruppo Manni
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SUSPENSION COMPONENTS
SumoSprings Solos Reduce Body Roll in Ford Transits

SumoSprings Solo suspension applications are designed to enhance ride, reduce body roll and eliminate sudden bottoming out on a full range of Ford Transit commercial vans, wagons, cutaways and chassis cabs.The Solos feature a simple, one-piece design made of a proprietary microcellular urethane. The applications replace the Transit's shorter...

Company name: Supersprings International
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING
SC's Polydeck has $12 million expansion, adds 40 new jobs

A South African manufacturer of products for the coal, mining and mineral aggregate industries is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County with a $12 million addition that will create 40 new jobs.The Department of Commerce said Tuesday that Polydeck Screen Corp. has purchased four acres next to its present site in Spartanburg. The site will...

Company name: Polydeck Screen
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MINING>> SCREENS
Polyurethane Cast Screening Systems

Multotec's hand cast polyurethane facility offers a wide range of products designed to suit your requirements. Heavy-duty modular screen panels, large bolt-down panels, polyurethane sievebends, liners, jig panels and accessoriesAll Multotec panels are designed with self-relieving apertures resulting in unimpeded downward movement of sized...

Company name: Multotec
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Chinaplas 2015 presents developments for the medical industry

Plastics have been extensively applied in the medical field, from packaging of pharmaceutical products, to one-time disposables (blood infusion bottles, catheters, syringes, etc.) and non-disposable medical devices (diagnostic equipment, instruments, implants, etc.). Medical plastics development in China, however, is still lagging behind its...

Company name: Chinaplas 2015
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BONE & CARTILAGE
First U.S. patient receives plastic meniscus implant

Surgeons at Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center (Columbus, OH) performed the first plastic meniscus implantation in the United States earlier this week as part of an FDA-approved clinical trial. The device has the potential to offer patients with a torn meniscus a minimally invasive remedy that overcomes many of the limitations of current...

Company name: Active Implants
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Gates Corporation Announces Expansion of Iola, Kansas Facility

Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced today that it will expand its Iola, Kansas manufacturing facility to accommodate its new line of oil & gas hose products. The 82,000 square foot expansion will increase the size of the company's existing plant that manufactures high-quality...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg visits Caster Concepts, sees signs of improving economy

U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-Jackson) visited Caster Concepts Inc. to witness first-hand a Michigan manufacturing company benefiting from the upswing in the economy."It's important to visit manufacturing facilities in my district to understand factors that are driving success and understanding issues that are head-winds to success and job...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
PLASTINDIA at the starting line

It ended yesterday the first day of PLASTINDIA, the most relevant exhibition for our sector in India.As known, the exhibition has moved from the historic (and obsolete by now) fairground PragatiMaidan in New Delhi to the brand new one in Gandhinagar, the capital of the Gujarat state, about thirty kilometers north of Ahmedabad, the most famous...

Company name: Plastindia 2015
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Huntsman to Begin Capacity Expansion at Singapore Polyetheramines Plant

Huntsman Corporation today announced it will begin construction on a 25,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore in the first half of 2015, taking total capacity to 50,000 tons.Huntsman is investing $100 million for this latest expansion at its Jurong Island facility, which will also include...

Company name: Huntsman Performance Products
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Fakuma 2015 - International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing: 13 to 17 October 2015

"The Best Fakuma Ever" and "Record-Breaking Numbers at Fakuma 2014", as well as "Fakuma at 2nd Place in Worldwide Rankings - these and other similar headlines appeared on the occasion of the last Fakuma in the fall of 2014, held on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet. For private trade fair promoters P.E. Schall GmbH & Co....

Company name: The FAKUMA international trade fair
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
BASF-YPC steam cracker to shut down for mandatory maintenance in April and May 2015

BASF-YPC Company Limited will shut down its steam cracker for mandatory maintenance turnaround in April and May 2015. The existing downstream plants will also be shut down for maintenance during parts of this period. BASF-YPC is working closely with customers and suppliers to minimize impacts of the shut-down. During this turnaround, the tie-ins...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Thursday February 05th, 2015

 
European Plastics Industry continues its positive trend in 2014

The European plastics production continues its positive trend (+1.5%) in 2014 as a continuation of its recovery since 2013. The European plastics producers benefited from the recovery of its customers industries such as automotive sector, electrical appliances and construction; gaining momentum in the second half of 2014. Still, the European...

Company name: PlasticsEurope
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
RAMPF Production Systems named official system partner of KUKA Roboter GmbH for third year running

For the third year running, RAMPF Production Systems, a leading manufacturer of low-pressure mixing and dispensing systems and renowned automation specialist, has been named official system partner of KUKA Roboter GmbH, one of the world's leading suppliers of robots and automated production plants and solutions. "The successful collaboration with...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday February 03rd, 2015

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Green aromatic chemicals come closer to commercial reality

Anellotech Inc. and Johnson Matthey Process Technologies have announced an alliance to co-develop advanced catalyst systems for Anellotech's Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis (CFP) Process for the production of biobased benzene, toluene and paraxylene for the chemical industry.Founded in 2008, Anellotech is an emerging leader in developing new technologies...

Company name: Anellotech
Published On: Wednesday February 04th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Composition containing specific amides and organomodified siloxanes, suitable for producing...

Compositions suitable for producing polyurethane foams which include at least a polyol component, a catalyst catalyzing the formation of a urethane or isocyanurate bond, optionally a blowing agent, optionally further additives and optionally an isocyanate component, which are characterized in that they additionally include an admixture including at...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Method for producing polyurethane insulating foams

The object of the invention is a method for producing polyurethane and/or polyisocyanurate insulating foam based on foaming reaction mixtures containing polyisocyanates, compounds having reactive hydrogen atoms, propellants, stabilizers, nucleation agents, and optionally further additives, which is characterized in that porous solids, in particular...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Photoinitiators

Novel photoinitiators provide for polyurethane formation, in which a photoinitiator moiety and a tertiary amine are incorporated into the photoinitiator structure, and thus the polyurethane polymer.

Company name: Coloplast
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Imidazolidine-based metal carbene metathesis catalysts

The present invention relates to novel metathesis catalysts with an imidazolidine-based ligand and to methods for making and using the same. The inventive catalysts are of the formula ##STR00001## wherein: M is ruthenium or osmium; X and X.sup.1 are each independently an anionic ligand; L is a neutral electron donor ligand; and, R, R.sup.1,...

Company name: California Institute of Technology
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Use of tin catalysts for the production of polyurethane coatings

The present invention relates to the use of specific inorganic Sn(IV) for the production of polyisocyanate polyaddition products from a) at least one aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, araliphatic and/or aromatic polyisocyanate, b) at least one NCO-reactive compound, c) at least one thermolatent inorganic tin-containing catalyst, d) optionally further...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Hybrid PHD/PMPO polyols for polyurethane foam applications

This invention relates to hybrid polymer polyols. These hybrid polymer polyols comprise the free-radical polymerization product of (A) a base polyol comprising (1) a polymer modified polyol selected from (a) dispersions of polyureas and/or polyhydrazodicarbonamides in a hydroxyl group containing compound and (b) polyisocyanate polyaddition polyols,...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Production of polyols using distillers grains and proteins and lignin extracted from distillers...

Processes for the production of polyols from sources such as dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) make use of a two-stage reaction scheme. In the first stage, the proteinaceous starting material is reacted with an aminating agent, such as diethanolamine (DEOA), to generate amino-amides and amides. These products are then reacted with an...

Company name: MGPI Processing
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyols

Disclosed is branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyols prepared from the acid catalyzed polycondensation reaction of 1,3-propanediol, and at least one triol comonomer selected from 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane and 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)propane. Also disclosed is a branched poly(trimethylene ether) polyol with an equivalent hydroxyl...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polyether ester composition, polyurethane resin composition, and optical material using the same

A polyurethane resin composition for optical applications can contain, as essential components, a polyisocyanate and a polyester-ether polyol obtained by polycondensation of a glycol component containing an alkylene oxide adduct of a bisphenol and an aromatic carboxylic acid component and particularly preferably having a glass transition...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> CASTING RESINS
Antistatic or electronically conductive polyurethanes, and method for the production thereof

The present invention relates to an antistatic or electrically conductive, thermoset polyurethane obtained by reacting A) an organic polyisocyanate; B) a compound comprising NCO-reactive groups; and C) optionally a catalyst, a blowing agent, an auxiliary, an additive, or mixtures thereof; and wherein, the polyurethane comprises a carbon nanotube...

Company name: Future Carbon
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Curable resin compositions, coatings, and laminated plastics including the same

The present invention provides a curable resin composition including: a composite resin (A) in which a polysiloxane segment (a1), which has a structural unit represented by a general formula (1) and/or a general formula (2) as well as having a silanol group and/or a hydrolyzable silyl group, and a vinyl-based polymer segment (a2) having an...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Bone regeneration using biodegradable polymeric nanocomposite materials and applications of the same...

A biocompatible structure includes one or more base structures for regeneration of different tissues. Each base structure includes alternately stacked polymer layers and spacer layers. The polymer layer includes a polymer and tissue forming nanoparticles. The polymer includes polyurethane. The tissue forming nanoparticles includes hydroxypatites...

Company name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Expandable polyamide composition and polyamide foam obtained therefrom

The present invention relates to an expandable polyamide composition and to a polyamide foam obtained therefrom. This composition comprises a compound comprising at least one isocyanate function, a polyamide and a compound comprising at least one carboxylic acid function. The invention also relates to a process for preparing a polyamide foam from...

Company name: Rhodia Polyamide Intermediates
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Hydrophilic aliphatic polyurethane foams

The invention relates to hydrophilic, aliphatic polyurethane foams, which are accessible by reacting hydrophilic polyisocyanates in the presence of water. Due to the absorption properties thereof, the polyurethane foams are in particular suited for producing wound dressings, cosmetic articles or incontinence products.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Expandable polyurethane composition and manufacturing method of flexible polyurethane foam

An expandable polyurethane composition includes (A) polyisocyanate, (B) active hydrogen containing compound including (B1) polyol and (B2) water, catalysts, and (C) cross-linking agent composition. The (C) cross-linking agent composition includes at least one kind of (C1) cross-linking agent selected from (CA) ethoxylate derivative having MW of...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Rigid foam and associated article

A polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam is prepared from a reaction mixture that includes comprising a polyol, an aromatic isocyanate compound, and a blowing agent. The polyol includes a poly(phenylene ether) having a number average molecular weight of 600 to 2000 atomic mass units and an average of 1.5 to 3 hydroxyl groups per molecule. The...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polymer having polycyclic groups and coating compositions thereof

A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer....

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Coating agent compositions, coatings made therefrom and exhibiting high scratch resistance and good...

Compositions comprising (B1) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B1) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and a cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate parent structure, and/or a polyisocyanate derived therefrom, and (B2) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B2) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and an acyclic,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Polyurethane coating composition

A polymer useful in coating compositions is described. The polymer is preferably an unsaturated polyurethane polymer, which preferably has an iodine value of at least 10. The polymer may be combined with one or more liquid carriers to form a liquid coating composition useful in coating a variety of substrates, including planar metal substrates.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Floor element and floor

Floor element for use in the gymnastics and/or fitness sector, wherein, in particular for forming a floor with a large surface area, at least one connecting means is provided on least one outer edge to connect the floor element to a further floor element, in particular of the same kind. The floor element is characterised in that the floor element...

Company name:
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyureas preparable from two polyetheramines and a prepolymer

The invention relates to a polyurea preparable from a) a component A comprising a1) 5 to 40% by weight of at least one polyetheramine 1 (PEA 1), obtainable from at least one polyetherpolyol 1 (PEP 1) and at least one amine 1, where PEP 1 has an equivalent weight of .ltoreq.500, a2) 30 to 90% by weight of at least one polyetheramine 2 (PEA 2),...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Adhesive for laminated sheets

An adhesive for laminated sheets comprising a urethane resin obtainable by mixing an acrylic polyol with an isocyanate compound. The acrylic polyol is obtained by polymerizing a mixture including a first monomer having a hydroxyl group and acrylonitrile. The isocyanate compound includes both an isocyanate compound having no aromatic ring and an...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Polyurethane adhesive film

A thin self-supporting adhesive film is claimed that includes a first polyurethane and a solid surface-deactivated isocyanate.

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FOAMED THERMOPLASTIC
Low density foamed articles and methods for making

Foamed thermoplastic elastomeric polyurethane and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer articles are made with from about 0.1 to about 4 weight percent of supercritical fluid nitrogen based on polymer weight and from about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent of a supercritical fluid carbon dioxide based on polymer weight, with the supercritical fluid nitrogen...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Method and thermoplastic foamed article

A method for making a low density foamed article includes placing a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads in a cavity of an injection mold and closing the mold; combining in an extruder connected to the mold a molten polymer selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers and thermoplastic...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Method for making over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer precursor and thermoplastic...

Method for making over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer precursor and thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer made from the precursor

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Crosslinkable thermoplastic polyurethane

The TPU of this invention contains unsaturation in its polymeric backbone. The unsaturation can be present in the soft segment or in the hard segment or in both the soft and hard segments of the TPU. The TPU can be molded like a thermoplastic, and can be subsequently crosslinked by exposure to electron beam irradiation into thermoset articles...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> PRINTING ROLLERS
Conductive roller and manufacturing method therefor

Provided is a conductive roller including a shaft 1, and an elastic layer 2 and a surface layer 3 formed on the periphery of the shaft in the order mentioned. The elastic layer 2 is composed of a polyurethane foam containing a polyurethane resin and a waterproofing agent. By containing the waterproofing agent in the formulation of the polyurethane...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> HOCKEY STICKS
Hockey stick with plastic wear strip

The hockey stick has a plastic wear strip along the bottom edge of the blade of the stick. Preferably the wear strip is of polyurethane having a flexural modulus in the range of 300 to 550 MPa at room temperature and 1200 to 1400 MPa at -30 degrees Celsius. In a goaltender's stick having a foam core, the wear strip is inserted in a mold and...

Company name: Heritage Wood Specialties
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Imperceptible motion sensing device having conductive elastomer

The present invention is to provide an imperceptible motion sensing device, which includes a non-conductive elastomer made of a pliable and elastic non-conductor (e.g., polyurethane) and having a bumpy side formed with at least one sunken portion thereon, at least one conductive fiber positioned in the at least one sunken portion respectively...

Company name: Seda Chemical Products
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Low density polishing pad

Low density polishing pads and methods of fabricating low density polishing pads are described. In an example, a polishing pad for polishing a substrate includes a polishing body having a density of less than 0.5 g/cc and composed of a thermoset polyurethane material. A plurality of closed cell pores is dispersed in the thermoset polyurethane...

Company name: NexPlanar
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Low density foam, midsole, footwear, and methods for making low density foam

Foamed thermoplastic elastomeric polyurethane and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer articles are made with a combination of a supercritical fluid and a non-supercritical fluid blowing agent.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Telechelic polyolefin and preparation thereof

Telechelic polyolefin of formula(I) and its derivatives: CH.sub.2.dbd.CH--(CH.sub.2).sub.p-A-Z (I) wherein: A represents a (co)polymer comprising at least 95 mol % of (CH.sub.2--CH.sub.2) units; Z is selected from the group comprising halogens, thiols and their derivatives, azides, amines, alcohols, the carboxylic acid function, isocyanates,...

Company name: Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
N-substituted carbamic acid ester production method and isocyanate production method using the...

The present invention provides a method for producing N-substituted carbamic acid-O-aryl ester derived from a compound having an ureido group, the method comprising the step of carrying out esterification or esterification and transesterification from the compound having the ureido group and a hydroxy composition containing one type or a plurality...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
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: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
Method for preparing rivaroxaban intermediate

A method for preparing a Rivaroxaban intermediate I is presented, including the following step: in a non-protonic solvent, under the effect of lewis acid, performing cyclization reaction on 4-(4-phenyl isocyanate)morpholine-3-ketone (II) and (S)-epoxy compound (III), the reaction temperature ranging from 20.degree. C. to 60.degree. C., where R is...

Company name: China National Medicines Guorui Pharmaceutical
Published On: Friday February 06th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
A Novel Approach for Synthesis of Zwitterionic Polyurethane Coating with Protein Resistance

We have developed a novel approach to introduce zwitterions into polyurethane for the preparation of antibiofouling coating. First, the thiol-ene click reaction between 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) and 3-mercapto-1,2-propanediol (TPG) is used to synthesize dihydroxy-terminated DMAEMA (DMA(OH)2) under UV catalysis. The product has...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
An overview of polyurethane foams in higher specification foam mattresses

Soft polyurethane foams exist in thousands of grades and constitute essential components of hospital mattresses. For pressure ulcer prevention, the ability of foams to control the immersion and envelopment of patients is essential. Higher specification foam mattresses (ie, foam mattresses that relieve pressure via optimum patient immersion and...

Company name: Carital
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Hydrolytically stable polyurethanes

Polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes (PU) exhibit outstanding hydrolytic stability. PU samples were immersed in PBS at pH 7.4 and aqueous buffers at pH 1 and 11, and then heated at 85 DEGC for 10 weeks. According to SEC analysis, Mn, Mw, Mw/Mn did not change (within experimental variation) in the course of the test. In contrast, a PDMS-based PU...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
Methyl N‐Phenyl Carbamate Synthesis from Aniline and Methyl Formate: Carbon Recycling to...

Methyl N-phenyl carbamate was synthesized from aniline by using methyl formate as a green and efficient carbonylating agent. High yields were obtained at milder reaction conditions compared to the conventional CO/CH3OH route. Studies on the reaction sequence led to suggest an alternative and more efficient route to the carbamate via formanilide as...

Company name: Aachen University
Published On: Monday February 09th, 2015

 
 

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