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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
LyondellBasell to Expand Production Capacity of Tri-ethylene Glycol

LyondellBasell announced today plans to expand Tri-ethylene Glycol (TEG) production capacity at the company's existing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol plant in Pasadena, Texas.The additional capacity of 50 million pounds per year would more than double the company's current production capacity. Engineering is already underway on the new unit,...

Company name: LyondellBasell
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Vertellus to showcase new ZeMac copolymer line of additives

US-based specialty chemicals company Vertellus will be showcasing its ZeMac copolymer line of additives at NPE 2015.The new additive helps in improving the properties of recycled nylon and other engineering plastics, bringing it to the level of virgin resin. It can turn nylon into a shear-thinning material with high melt strength.The ZeMac...

Company name: Vertellus Specialties Inc
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
Dow Corning introduces versatile leveling and slip agent for waterborne, solventborne and...

New Dow Corning 8526 Additive delivers highly effective leveling and slip performance in a wide range of coating formulationsDow Corning Corporation has introduced a new leveling and slip agent to meet the need for performance-enhancing products that can be used in a wide range of coating systems.Dow Corning 8526 Additive is an easy-to-use,...

Company name: Dow Corning
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
BASF raises prices for 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 80 Euro per ton.BASF's customers use HDO to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives and cosmetics. HDO also serves as a reactive thinner in the formulation of epoxy...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Mitsubishi Chemical to market new eco-friendly, bio-based polycarbonatediol

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation today announced that it has developed the world's first bio-based polycarbonatediol, a type of high-performance polyols, and will begin worldwide market development and sales in April of this year. MCC uses proprietary manufacturing processes to produce the new product, which is of an entirely different composition...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemcial
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie expands distribution of DIC Performance Resins products

Austria's DIC Performance Resins GmbH has appointed Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH as distributor of their specialty resins products for the Turkish market.Biesterfeld Spezialchemie already distributes DIC Performance Resins product portfolio of innovative, aqueous and solvent-free as well as traditional solvent-based specialty resins in 19...

Company name: Biesterfeld Spezialchemie
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
Allnex to Highlight Its Broad Resin and Additive Portfolio at ECS

Allnex will be exhibiting at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2015 for the first time as an independent company. With manufacturing facilities and research and technology centers located throughout the world, Allnex is a global and innovative resin and additive supplier offering responsive, local support and is committed to helping our coating...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Alberdingk Boley at the European Coatings Show 2015

You will find us at hall 7, booth 455.Renewable resources, green colours, nano technology, new applications and TOP trends are one of those matters on the world leading exhibition about paints and lacquers, which will be at Nuremberg from April 21 until 23, 2015.■ 21 April, 2015 - 11.00-11.30 a.m.Markus Dimmers at the European Coating...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Sealing leaks in a hydro dam with Prime Flex 920

It's no surprise that a hydro electric dam in New York state that is more than 100 years old might have a few leaks that need sealing. That was definitely the case with the Curtis Palmer Dam in Corinth, N.Y., which had both gushing and weeping leaks. Some of the leaks were so bad that the walkway inside the dam used to cross the span had become...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Bayer MaterialScience at the in-cosmetics trade show in Barcelona: The Beauty Enabler

Bayer MaterialScience's products for the cosmetics industry are innovative, sustainable and versatile. Baycusan brand polyurethane dispersions enable numerous new applications and have become established as multifunctional raw materials for the beauty industry. They are free of preservatives and solvents and are used in cosmetic formulations for...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Cosmetics
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> SUN PROTECTION COMPOSITIONS
New polymer for transparent sun protection

Nothing accelerates aging of the skin as much as solar radiation. Sun care cosmetics that offer a good level of protection while also feeling pleasant on the skin are therefore becoming increasingly popular. There is particularly high demand for transparent sun protection products such as sprays and gels, as these are easier to spread onto the skin...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Cosmetics
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Dulux new polyurethane coating provides ultra-tough finish for healthcare environments

Dulux has introduced a new two part polyurethane coating formulated to meet the rigorous demands of healthcare projects.Recommended for Australian architects and specifiers seeking a tough interior finish for their healthcare projects, the new Dulux Professional SteriGuard Ultra is a 2 pack product consisting of SteriGuard Ultra Part A and...

Company name: Dulux Australia
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Southeastern Insulation Announces Redesigned Website: Newly redesigned web resource for consumer...

Southeastern Insulation announced the re-launch of their website with a new, easy-to-navigate layout that features educational resources on subjects such as property value benefits from spray foam insulation.The website boasts a mobile-optimized design, allowing visitors to more easily access different areas of the website from their mobile...

Company name: Southeastern Insulation
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
Green Alternatives to Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation can help save up to 50% in energy costs, protect a building from moisture intrusion, and provide sound insulation. In addition, it provides two to three times more insulation that traditional fiberglass.However, according to Environmental Working Group, most common spray polyurethane foam insulation contains methylene...

Company name: Environmental Working Group
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SELF-HEALING
NEI's New Coating Technology Provides Self-Healing Protection for Traditional Coating Systems

NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced NANOMYTE MEND-RT, a self-healing, polymer nanocomposite coating for use as an intermediate layer in coating systems on metal substrates. When the coating system is physically damaged, the self-healing intermediate layer repairs the damage autonomously at near ambient conditions, closing and...

Company name: NEI Corporation
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Hot melt adhesive market in China to reach EUR 2.22 billion in 2019

GCiS China Strategic Research estimates that the domestic market of hot melt adhesives (HMA) in China is valued at over EUR 1.49 billion, as of the end of 2014.The study finds that the market will continue to grow at above GDP growth rate in the next few years, driven by China's continued rapid development in key end-user industries.Electronics...

Company name: GCiS China Strategic Research
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
Sika to show textile adhesive solutions at Techtextil 2015

Sika, a producer of textile adhesive solutions for the global textile lamination industry is participating at Techtextil Frankfurt, Germany, which runs from May 4-7, 2015.Sika's wide range of soft lamination adhesives finds applications in sportswear, protective wear and industrial applications from flooring to roofing.Among the various adhesives...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SPECIAL ELASTOMERS
RTP Company Introduces Flame Retardant Plastics for Low Heat, Smoke, and Flame Spread Applications

Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has introduced a new series of flame retardant compounds for use in applications that require low heat, low smoke, and low flame spread for compliance with a number of building, HVAC, and transportation standards.Unlike precursors made from expensive but Auto-interior-for-webinherently...

Company name: RTP Company
Published On: Sunday March 29th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Functional integration made easy

Functional integration and the combination of various colors and plastics, such as thermoplastics, elastomers, and polyurethanes, are possible with the new GX series multi-component injection molding machines from KraussMaffei. KraussMaffei is using the NPE (West Hall, Level 2 Hall A, Booth W903) as the occasion to launch the latest variants on the...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
More brilliance during foaming

Compared to conventional articles, MuCell parts are exceptionally lightweight and can be developed in almost no time and on smaller machines with low operating costs. In combination with special mold concepts and in cooperation with partners, KraussMaffei has succeeded in creating additional high-gloss surfaces for the foamed components. At...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
OSV Technologiya participates in the International exhibition UTECH Europe 2015

OSV Technologiya participates to the International specialized exhibition of polyurethane industry UTECH Europe 2015. The exhibition will be held on April 14 - 16 at the exhibition center MECC Maastricht (Maastricht, the Netherlands). Our booth number - 954.At our booth we will present OSV latest development - three-component mixing and casting...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
ECB Building of the Future - prototype for building rehabilitation

The ecological rehabilitation of an entire district - this unique project is currently being implemented in the former mining center of Bottrop. The InnovationCity Ruhr initiative hopes to serve as a prototype for the renewal of not just the entire Ruhr region, but other industrial metropolitan areas throughout the world. One of the lighthouse...

Company name: EcoCommercial Building
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> LED LIGHTING
Combining thermally conductive polycarbonate with polyurethane offers advantages for electronics...

While the LED lighting market continues to grow, the relatively high price of LED bulbs has forced manufacturers to explore ways to reduce costs. Since electronic component costs are usually fixed, other components, such as the heat sink, offer an opportunity to reduce costs and improve performance through unique assembly processes. In-mold...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
BASF presents solutions for leather, footwear industry

The BASF presented a broad range of innovative solutions for leather processing and footwear customers at the recent Pakistan Mega Leather Show in March 2015. The solutions focused on better protection of the environment, efficient use of resources, and improved consumer protection.At the show, BASF Leather Chemicals introduced new recipes for...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
RIO 2016 Hockey Tournament to Be Played on World-Class Artificial Turf Made with Dow Technologies

Building on the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games experience, the innovative artificial turf solution based on The Dow Chemical Company's polyethylene (PE) and polyurethane (PU) technologies will be the official playing surface for hockey competitions during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the Deodoro Olympic Park.Dow, the Official Chemistry...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company - Artificial Turf Solutions
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Desma Today Magazine − April 2015 Issue now availabe

DESMA today is a bi−annually published magazine that provides you with news and facts about DESMA and the shoe manufacturing industry. DESMA experts as well as guest authors report about new developments, techniques and materials research. Our aim is to build a communication−platform for all who are interested in our business.

Company name: Desma
Published On: Thursday March 26th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Evonik to invest over 4 billion in research and development

Our intention is to turn Evonik into one of the world's most innovative companies, affirmed Klaus Engel, the Chairman of the Executive Board, at today's R&D press conference in Wesseling. "Innovations are a key element of our growth strategy," noted Engel, who went on to announce continued high investments in research & development (R&D) for the...

Company name: Evonik Corporation
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
Evonik considers bid to buy speciality chemical firm Clariant

Evonik Industries is reportedly looking to make a bid to acquire Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant in a deal that would create an entity worth more than 20bn.Sources familiar with the matter were reported by The Financial Times as saying that the German firm has been considering various options to pursue mergers and acquisitions in the...

Company name: Evonik Industries AG
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
Rhino Linings Named One of Graco's Top 20 Distributors

Rhino Linings Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of spray- on protective linings and coatings, has been named one of Graco's 2014 Top 20 Distributors for spray foam and polyurea equipment.The Top 20 Distributors were selected based on their total equipment purchases from Graco during 2014. Graco manufactures and markets systems and...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PMC Welcomes ProFoam to their Distribution Network

Please join Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) in welcoming ProFoam to the PMC Authorized Distribution Network ! ProFoam is located in Rutledge, GA and will serve the needs of the local southeast spray polyurethane market.ProFoam is owned and operated by Ted Medford, a long-time industry veteran with over twenty years experience under his...

Company name: PMC Machinery
Published On: Wednesday March 25th, 2015

 
Signs all positive in 2014

ASSOCOMAPLAST has completed the year 2014 balance sheet for the sector, incorporating ISTAT foreign trade data.Progress in exports maintained a constant pace to the end of the year (+5% over 2013), sustaining Italian machinery manufacturers in a period where the domestic market showed only timid signs of recovery in the very recent months, although...

Company name: Assocomaplast
Published On: Tuesday March 24th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Dur-A-Flex adds to growing Business Development Group

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has named Nick Reilly Business Development Manager, Northeast.Reilly brings to Dur-A-Flex an extensive technical background from the Construction industry, including NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Level 3...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Sunday March 29th, 2015

 
Kamat heading to German research internship program

Amar Kamat, a doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, has been selected for the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) professional program.Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, the RISE program gives science and engineering students from the United States and Canada a unique opportunity...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DISPERSANTS
Polyurethane dispersants

The present invention provides a non-aqueous composition containing a particulate solid, an organic medium and a polyurethane dispersant having an essentially linear backbone and laterally attached solvent-solubilizing side chains of a polyester, a polyether, a polyacrylate or a polyolefin including mixtures of such side chains.

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIOXIDANTS
Cross products and co-oligomers of phenylenediamines and aromatic amines as antioxidants for...

Radical initiated reactions of phenylenediamines with alkylated aromatic amines produce an antioxidant mixture containing cross reaction products of the phenylenediamines and alkylated aromatic amines which are useful, for example, as antioxidants, stabilizers, and antiozonants for lubricants, electronic chemicals, rubbers, urethanes and other...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Active polymer polyols and a process for their production

Polymer polyols having a solids content of greater than 40 wt. %, a total ethylene oxide content of up to 25 wt. %, and a viscosity at 25.degree. C. of less than 15,000 centistokes are produced by reacting (1) a base polyol having active hydrogen atoms with an ethylene oxide content of from 15 to 40 wt. % that has been formed in the presence of a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Production methods of polyester and polyurethane

At the time of producing a polyester by using a dicarboxylic acid component and a biomass-resource-derived diol as raw materials, a polyester is efficiently produced with good color tone, as the raw material diol derived from biomass resources, a diol in which the content of a cyclic carbonyl compound having a carbon atom number of 5 or 6 is from...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemcial
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Plasticizer free curing composition

Plasticizer free curing compositions comprising small particle size complexes of methylenedianiline and an alkali salt, e.g. a 3:1 coordination complex of MDA/alkali salt, with average diameter 60 micron or less, often 20 micron or less, e.g., 10 microns or less, dispersed in a volatile, non-polar, organic solvent are prepared. Stable one pack...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Liquid developer

A resin in a liquid developer contains a first resin which is a urethane-modified polyester resin resulting from increase in chain length of a component derived from a polyester resin by a compound containing an isocyanate group and a second resin. The first resin is contained by not lower than 70 mass % with respect to a total of the first resin...

Company name: Konica Minolta
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Low-temperature curable conductive paste for plating and electric wiring using the same

A conductive paste containing a conductive powder (A), a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin (B), a polyester resin and/or polyurethane resin (C), a blocked isocyanate (D) blocked with an active methylene compound, and an organic solvent (E), wherein the resin (C) has a glass transition temperature of -50.degree. C. to 20.degree. C., a sum of...

Company name: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous-based polyurethane resin dispersion, and production method and use...

The present invention provides a cross-linking non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous polyurethane dispersion, which is produced by selecting a compound comprising alcohols, amines, acids, saturated or unsaturated (double-bonded or epoxidized) aliphatic long chain carbon-carbon groups or polydimethylsiloxane comprising alcohol groups, amines, oxosilane to...

Company name: Tamkang University
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Polyurethane grout compositions

The present invention typically provides one-component polyurethane grout compositions and more specially to grout composition useful for seepage control and quick stoppage of water leakage under high water pressure environment, wherein the composition comprises a isocyanate prepolymer and auxiliary components selected from a plasticizer, a silane...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> SUN PROTECTION COMPOSITIONS
Sun protection compositions

The invention relates to sun protection compositions for application on the skin, containing special polyurethanes and special sun filter combinations, and to the use of said polyurethanes and sun filter combinations for producing sun protection products.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Antimicrobial polyurethane foam and process to make the same

An antimicrobial polyurethane foam that is formed from: a multi-functional isocyanate component; an aqueous polyol component reactive with the multi-functional isocyanate component; an antimicrobial metallic compound; and a complexing agent. The complexing agent is used to form a stable blend of the antimicrobial metallic compound with the polyol...

Company name: Avent
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Polyurethane foam and associated method and article

A polyurethane foam is prepared from a reaction mixture that includes an aromatic isocyanate compound, and blowing agent, and a polyol that itself 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. Use of the poly(phenylene ether) is...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> HYDROPHILIC FOAM
Hydrophilic polyurethane foam for liquid based cleaning applications

A reaction system for forming a hydrophilic polyurethane foam for liquid based cleaning applications includes a composition that has a prepolymer component and an aqueous component. The prepolymer component is a reaction product of an isocyanate component that includes diphenylemethane diisocyanate (MDI) and a polyol component that includes a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Polyurethane having improved insulating properties

The present invention relates to a rigid polyurethane foam in which rigid polyurethane foam constituents are embedded in a polyurethane matrix, articles which are enveloped by such a foam for insulation and corresponding production processes.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE
Polyurethane formulation with high green strength and gunnability

A moisture-curable polyurethane formulation is provided capable of curing to form a reaction product, having high green strength and being dispensable from a caulking gun. The polyurethane formulation comprises at least one isocyanate-terminated prepolymer, at least one rheology modifier or filler, optionally monomeric/polymeric isocyanate, and at...

Company name: Construction Research & Technology
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Process for coating a glass substrate with an aqueous fluoropolymer coating

The invention relates to an process for coating a glass substrate with an environmentally friendly aqueous, fluoropolymer coating composition. The process involves applying a polyurethane primer to the glass substrate, and partially, but not completely crosslinking this primer coating. An aqueous hydroxyl-functional fluoropolymer coating is then...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Coating compositions comprising cyclic carbonate amine resins

The present disclosure describes cyclic carbonate-amine resin coating compositions including an amino functional silicon resin component, where the cyclic carbonate-amine resin coating displays improved oxidation resistance and durability. The coating compositions are isocyanate free and may be cured a low temperatures to provide a durable coating....

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Polyvinylidene chloride coating, process for producing a coating and use thereof

A coating 8 made of polyvinylidene chloride contains particles 12 made of HDPE. Other particles can also be embedded in the coating, such as polymers from the group LDPE, LLDPE, PP, PVDC, PVC, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyacrylates, polystyrenes, acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene polymerizates (ABS), PTFE, hard waxes, synthetic resins, as well as...

Company name: Kloeckner Pentaplast
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Two-component coating compositions

The invention relates to a coating composition comprising: A) at least one thiol-functional compound having at least one thiol group, B) at least one polyisocyanate cross-linking agent with at least one free isocyanate group and C) at least one catalyst compound, said catalyst compound comprising at least one catalyst for the curing reaction...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesives having adhesion promoters with sulphonamide groups

Adhesive for adhering synthetic and/or metal substrates, selected from liquid or thermoplastic adhesives which have urethane groups in the polymer chain, wherein the adhesive is selected from NCO-reactive adhesives, silane-reactive adhesives or thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) and include as a constituent 0.01 to 10 wt. % of at least one compound...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Triply curable optically clear adhesive

The present invention provides an adhesive composition, which can be cured through three ways: UV-radiation curing, thermal-radiation curing and moisture-curing. The adhesive composition comprises a) an oligomer having an isocyanate group and a (meth)acryloxy group; b) a (meth)acrylic monomer and/or oligomer not having an isocyanate group; c) a...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Semi-ipn polyurethane/polyurea protective films

Briefly, the present disclosure provides a film, tape or outer layer of a composite part comprising: a) at least one layer comprising a crosslinked polymer selected from the group consisting of crosslinked polyurethane, crosslinked polyurea, and crosslinked mixed polyurethane/polyurea polymer; and in some embodiments b) an adhesive layer. In some...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic molding composition

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic molding composition comprising the following components: A) 20 to 98.99% by weight of at least one polyamide, B) 0.01 to 40% by weight of at least one branched polyimide selected from condensates of either b1) at least one polyisocyanate having an average of more than two isocyanate groups per...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method of manufacturing a composite insert

A method of manufacturing a composite insert includes forming a polymer mold from a polymer sheet which may have a glass transition temperature of 70 to 160.degree. C., the polymer mold either includes a cavity or may form a cavity disposed between the polymer mold and the carrier. The method proceeds by depositing a liquid reactive composite...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Apparatus for selectively separating polyurethane foam and fiber from automobile shredder residue

The present invention provides an apparatus for selectively separating polyurethane foam and fiber from Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR). The apparatus includes a first separator, a second separator, and a third separator. The first separator primarily separates fine particles, such as dirt or glass pieces, from the ASR at a front portion thereof...

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Mattress and side rail assembly with high airflow

A side rail assembly for supporting an edge of a mattress includes a layer of a polyurethane foam comprising an open cellular structure, wherein the open cellular structure comprises about 10 to about 40 cells per inch, a hardness of about 35 pounds-force to about 100 pounds-force, and a density of about 1.2 pounds per cubic foot to about 2.0...

Company name: DreamWell
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> PAPER FEED ROLLER
Paper feed roller

The paper feed roller according to the present invention is made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition containing an ester thermoplastic elastomer urethane or an ether thermoplastic elastomer urethane (E) having microrubber hardness (type A) of not less than 60 and not more than 80 and a plasticizer (P) in a mass ratio E/P of 70/30 to 50/50.

Company name: Sumitomo Rubber Industries
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball with core material containing rubber and polyurethane

A golf ball has a core, core center, or core layer containing a thermoset elastomer and a polyurethane prepared by combining a thermosetting elastomer and an isocyanate-functional polyurethane, which may be an elastomeric polyurethane, then curing the thermosetting elastomer.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Golf ball having an over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer cover and having a soft...

A golf ball having an over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer cover that may be cross-linked. The golf ball may have an outer cover layer and an inner cover layer. The 100% modulus of the outer cover layer is less than that of the inner cover layer providing a soft feeling when hit.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Device for treatment of wounds and a method for manufacturing of wound pads

A device for treatment of wounds using reduced pressure is provided. The device includes a pump, a reservoir connected to the pump for collecting exudate from a wound, an inlet to the reservoir for connecting the reservoir with the wound so as to allow the pump to expose the wound to the reduced pressure, a wound pad to be arranged in the wound...

Company name: Molnlycke Health Care
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CONVEYORS
Self-aligning conveyor belt cover system

A conveyor has a belt arranged to be urged around conveyor rollers, and a belt cover formed of an endless loop of fabric material which is in frictional communication over the belt. The belt cover is formed of a polyester carcass that has a monofilament weft that is transverse to the direction of travel, and maintains alignment with the belt. The...

Company name: Handstand Innovations
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Hydrogen transfer tube

Disclosed is a hydrogen transfer tube, including: a first layer having elusion resistance to hydrogen; and a second layer surrounding an outer surface of the first layer, formed of polyurethane in order to prevent the permeation of hydrogen. In one form the hydrogen transfer tube includes at least one protective layer surrounding the first layer...

Company name: Hanil Tube
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Polyurethane injected boot assembly and associated manufacturing method

A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin...

Company name: LaCrosse Footwear
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for making low viscosity, fast curing silane terminated polymers

Methods of producing a composition comprising a crosslinkable silane-terminated polymer having at least one crosslinkable silyl group in each molecule are provided. The method may comprise providing a polymer having at least one unsaturated group and at least one alcohol hydroxyl group in each molecule and having a number average molecular weight...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

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

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

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
Lightfast polyurethane composition

The present invention relates to a composition comprising 10 to less than 50 wt.-% of at least one oligomeric polyisocyanate a-1) based on hexamethylene diisocyanate and more than 50 to 90 wt.-% of at least one polyisocyanate a-2) based on isophorone diisocyanate, comprising monomeric isophorone diisocyanate and at least one oligomeric isophorone...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday March 27th, 2015

 
 
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Preparation and characterization of a novel magnetorheological elastomer based on polyurethane/epoxy...

This paper proposes the preparation of a novel magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) with improved damping and mechanical properties. This MRE is based on polyurethane (PU)/epoxy resin (EP) graft interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs). The tensile strengths, thermal stability, magnetorhelogical behavior, and damping properties of the MRE are studied...

Company name: Chongqing University
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS
Thermomechanical properties of polyurethane shape memory polymer-experiment and modelling

In this paper extensive research on the polyurethane shape memory polymer (PU-SMP) is reported, including its structure analysis, our experimental investigation of its thermomechanical properties and its modelling. The influence of the effects of thermomechanical couplings on the SMP behaviour during tension at room temperature is studied using a...

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Improved actuated strain of dielectric elastomer through disruption of hydrogen bonds of...

We used a novel and simple approach to increase the actuated strain at low electric field of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) through the disruption of the hydrogen bonds of TPU by adding diaminonaphthalene (DAN) into the matrix. DAN as proton donors disrupted the original N-H/C=O hydrogen bonds between the TPU chains, improving the polarizability...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Monday March 30th, 2015

 
 

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