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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Huntsman PU Review April 2015 Issue now available

PU Review is Huntsman customer newsletter for the Polyurethanes business. April 2015 issue is now available.

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Chemtura Announces Price Increase for Selected Bromine-Based Flame Retardants and Brominated...

Effective immediately or as contracts allow, Chemtura is increasing its prices for new orders of selected bromine-based flame retardants and brominated performance products by up to $0.90/kg in all regions. Included with this increase are tetrabromobisphenol A (BA-59P ), tribromophenol (PH-73FF ), alkyl bromides, HBr 48%, as well as certain other...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Leading Chinese Appliance Manufacturer Adopts Honeywell Low-Global-Warming-Potential Insulation...

Hisense will use Honeywell's Solstice blowing agent for refrigerator and freezer insulation in ChinaHoneywell announced today that Hisense, a leading Chinese appliance manufacturer, will begin using Honeywell's low-global-warming-potential (GWP) insulation materials in its refrigerators and freezers to reduce the global warming impact of its...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Albemarle to increase price of Ethacure 100 curatives

Albemarle Corporation, a leading manufacturer of liquid curing agents for epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea systems for coatings, reaction-injection-molded (RIM) parts and other applications, announced today that it will increase prices on all shipments globally of Ethacure 100 products by a minimum of 25%, effective immediately, or as contracts...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Nordmann, Rassmann is distributing alkoxylated polyols from Perstorp

These can be used as diluents in the radiation curing of printing inks and industrial coatings, as well as cross-linkers in PU foams and elastomers, in order to optimize the performance of end products. They are suited to vibration dampening and shock absorption on mechanical devices in addition to low elastomer hardness applications such as...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Mideast PMDI prices largely stable, following three-week fall

Spot polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) import prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and East Mediterranean (East Med) markets were stable this week on unchanged market fundamentals, market sources said on late Thursday. On 9 April, import prices in the GCC region were at $1,650-1,700/tonne CFR (cost and freight) GCC,...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Sunday April 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Discover the secret to great custom chemistry - Incorez at the European Coatings Show

A global leader in Oxazolidine chemistry and manufacturer of specialist resins and polymers, will be showcasing their latest technologies at the European Coatings Show 2015.Incorez, part of the Sika Group, has addressed the reclassification of pyrrolidone solvents with the launch of a new range of pyrrolidone-free polyurethane and...

Company name: Incorez
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Joyce Foam Products releases new video on Variable Pressure Foaming

New video available on Joyce Foam Products website.Joyce Foam Products produces the largest range of Comfort Foams for the furniture and bedding industry and offers a range of foams with the Good Environmental Choice Australia certification.

Company name: Joyce Foam Products
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Troy Corporation is Your Partner for Success at ECS 2015

Visit the Troy exhibit at Hall 7A, Stand 7A-125 at the European Coatings Show 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany this April. Troy is introducing several new, innovative products which will be of interest to European manufacturers and formulators. Troy representatives will be available to discuss how Troy is Your Partner for Success, offering expert...

Company name: Troy Corp
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
Oxea presents strong product range at the European Coatings Show 2015

Oxea will present its extensive product portfolio for the paint and coatings industry at this year's European Coatings Show (ECS), which takes place from April 21 to 23, in Nuremberg, Germany. Experts from Oxea will be ready to discuss the latest product innovations and application areas for its strong product range at booth 516 in hall 1. Oxea is...

Company name: Oxea
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Axalta unveils new sustainable coatings for China's commercial vehicle market to support customers...

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, launches Imron Hydro and Imron Elite in China. The two products are part of the Imron family of coatings that are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals and increasingly challenging global and Chinese environmental...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
The automotive coating of the future - Energy-saving coating of a mix of materials

Reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is spurring the development of lightweight motor vehicles made from a mix of different materials. For automakers, coating these materials using a process that is both cost- and energy-efficient is crucial. Of course, just as critical is the coating appearance - throughout the vehicle's lifetime.Bayer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
New tinting concept for Performance Flooring and Waterproofing systems from BASF

From now on the MasterTop and MasterSeal products from the Master Builders Solutions product range will also be tinted locally at BASF sites in Germany, Czech Republic and Italy. So far, local tinting hubs only existed in Finland, England, Belgium, France and Spain. Due to this investment, BASF sets-up a pan-European infrastructure that increases...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> UV CURABLE - PHOTOCURABLE
Needle-Bonding Adhesive Provides Easy Cure Confirmation and Post-Cure Inspection LED-Curable for...

Dymax Corporation's new 1405-M-UR-SC medical device adhesive is LED curable, facilitating fast cures at both 385 and 405 nm wavelengths. The adhesive has a low viscosity of 150 cP, making it ideal for tight-tolerance needle-bonding applications. 1405-M-UR-SC is formulated with Encompass™ technology, which incorporates Dymax exclusive See-Cure color...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Wanhua Exhibits Innovative TPU Products and Solutions at NPE 2015

NPE 2015, the world's leading plastics trade show, was held from 23th to 27th of March, 2015, in OCCC, Orlando, FL, USA. Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd promotes Wanthane TPU at this fair for the first time.At NPE, Wanhua Chemical builds an international innovation-driven and customer-oriented company image before the global citizen. Valuable...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Impact-absorbent flooring cuts injury rate by 59%: Swedish study

Swedish researchers say they have produced the first "statistically significant" proof that impact-absorbing flooring can provide measurable benefit in preventing injuries from falls inside nursing homes.In their study published in the journal Injury Prevention, the researchers concluded that such flooring can reduce injury rates by 59% over...

Company name: Karlstad University
Published On: Sunday April 12th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
PU and sustainable insulation in buildings - New video available on the European Polyurethane (PU)...

A new video has been released on PU-Europe.com.PU Europe was founded in 1981 as BING to become the single European voice for the polyurethane (PUR/PIR) insulation industry. Today, PU Europe represents insulation producers, raw material suppliers and component manufacturers from eleven EU Member States with activities covering the entire...

Company name: PU-Europe
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD>> PIPELINE PIG
Pig maker is bringing home the bacon

Pig: noun - an omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal with sparse bristly hair and a flat snout for rooting in the soil, kept for its meat.Synonyms: hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, piglet…THERE are five dictionary definitions for the word "pig".Skip past the aforementioned farm animal, derogatory terms for greedy individuals, law enforcement officers...

Company name: IK-UK
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Caster Concepts at ProMat 2015 - All About Productivity

It was a pleasant surprise to see the great turnout at ProMat 2015, the mammoth McCormick Place convention center was packed with people from all over North America, looking for ways to improve material handling and logistics processes. This year it seems like they had a different mindset, they were focused on investing in solutions that created a...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Conductive Rollers/Belts for Printers and Paper Transport

MPC's specialty product lines, semi-conductive urethane parts, have volume resistivity in semiconducting ranges of 5E5 to 5E10 at a hardness of 5 to 85 Shore A for solid urethanes and 20 Shore OO to 70 Shore A for foam. Our patented formulations and process for conductive urethane products include Durethane Conductive Solid (DCS), Durethane...

Company name: Mearthane Products
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Uratex opens new plant in CDO

RGC Group of Companies has opened its manufacturing plant and showroom for its foam brand Uratex in Cagayan de Oro."Establishing a manufacturing plant and showroom in CDO is part of our commitment to expand our business in Visayas and Mindanao, and support the continued development in the region," Eddie Gallor, executive vice president of RGC Group...

Company name: Uratex
Published On: Sunday April 12th, 2015

 
Incorez Essence Video - Custom Chemistry

Our customers rely on our technical leadership, brilliant customer service and 30 years of experience in polyurethane and epoxy technology.How can our custom chemistry give you tailored products and take performance to new levels?Take a look at our new video and discover the secret to great custom chemistry.

Company name: Industrial Copolymers
Published On: Monday April 13th, 2015

 
Global automotive foam market players Solvay and 3A Composites form an alliance to produce foam...

The global automotive foam market has recently seen Solvay S.A. and 3A Composites announce a new partnership, which was established in order to manufacture speciality foam products for a variety of advanced transportation industries. It is expected that Solvay's current Radel foam solutions and sandwich materials will be developed as part of this...

Company name: Solvay
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
Interview with Winfried Schutz celebrating DEGUMA's 25th anniversary

25 years ago, in 1990, DEGUMA was founded. Today, the medium-sized mechanical engineering business, located in Germany, has a worldwide reputation and is known as one of the leading provider for pre-owned machinery for the rubber and plastic processing industry and related services. DEGUMA has sold machinery to more than 30 countries today.Winfried...

Company name: Deguma
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
General Motors names BASF 2014 Supplier of the Year

BASF received General Motors' (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corporation, during GM's annual awards ceremony at Cobo Center in Detroit."BASF is pleased to have once again earned this recognition from GM," said Schmondiuk. "It...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Hybrid Signs Agreement with Fortune 500 Company - $20M Potential Revenue per Annum

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into an agreement with a Fortune 500 company to modify and then commercialize one of its products based on its non-isocyanate polyurethane platform technology. Upon successful completion of the product modifications, Hybrid will co-own any new patents based on...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
GCC plastics industry outpaces global growth

The Middle East region recorded the second highest growth globally in chemicals production last year and growth is expected to continue as Gulf Arab states expand into specialty and intermediate chemicals, an industry report said.The chemicals industry in the Middle East and Africa grew by 4.5% in 2014, just behind the Asia-Pacific region which...

Company name: Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
TSE Industries Makes the Top 10 List of Tampa Bay Manufacturers by Tampa Bay Business Journal

The Tampa Bay Business Journal has named TSE Industries, Inc. Number 8 in its list of the top Manufacturers in Tampa Bay for the second year in a row! This honor comes on the heels of other accolades the company has earned in recent months, including the coveted JEC Americas Innovation Award for VOC and BPA Free Biobased Polyurethane Reinforcing...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
‘Green chemistry' is hampering goals on energy efficiency, climate change

California is known as a leader on a variety of environmental issues. I'm proud to work in an industry helping the state to meet its goals to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.At the American Chemistry Council, many of our member companies work on sustainable technologies that are revolutionizing the way we generate and...

Company name: the Green California Summit
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
Price-fixing suits against manufacturers of polyurethane foam: Defendants settle with 1 of 3...

Seven defendants in what has been called one of the largest class-action lawsuits in American legal history have reached a settlement with one of the three plaintiff classes involved in the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Toledo.The case involves allegations of price fixing by seven defendant companies that manufacture polyurethane foam.As a...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday April 07th, 2015

 
Oil drop weighs heavily on petrochem sector

One of the major impacts of oil price drop on GCC's petrochemical industry was the decision to shelve Qatar's two mega planned projects. The sharp fall in oil prices forced the concerned entities in Qatar to cancel the multi-billion dollar Al Sajeel and Al Karaana petrochemical projects.Al Sajeel was put on hold, because the partners involved are...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday April 07th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Demilec Hires William McMillian As VP of Spray Foam Products

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has named William McMillian Vice President of Spray Foam Products. In this position, McMillian will work to drive growth and profitability in Demilec's core business of building insulation."As our spray foam products continue to be a proven...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Bayer announces General Manager for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) materials business

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Bill Brengel as the general manager for the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and roofing materials business. In this role, Brengel will lead the sales, customer service, product and application development, and manufacturing groups with a focus on excellence and profitable growth. Under Bill's...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Fenzi North America Names Bob Lalonde National Sales Manager

Fenzi North America has announced that Bob Lalonde, based in Montreal, Quebec, has taken on the position of national sales manager, effective March 31. Lalonde joined Fenzi last year as regional sales manager for Quebec and Eastern Canada."Bob joined Fenzi North America last spring and has showed a strong commitment to his customers throughout all...

Company name: Fenzi North America
Published On: Tuesday April 07th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Foams and articles made from foams containing 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hfco-1233zd)

The present invention relates to poured-in place polyurethane foams and polyol premixes comprising 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HFCO-1233zd) and one or more additional co-blowing agents.

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyurethane foam

Polymer-modified polyol, for use as a starting material for polyurethane foam, is made by reacting an olamine, such as triethanolamine, with an isocyanate in the presence of a metal organic catalyst. The catalyst is a metal salt of an organic acid and the viscosity of the polymer-modified polyol is at least 2250 mPas. In one embodiment the catalyst...

Company name: Fritz Nauer
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for treatment of isocyanate residue, and method for treatment of carbonate

A method for treating an isocyanate residue, which comprises carrying out a thermal decomposition reaction of a carbamate that is produced by the reaction among an amine, urea and/or an N-unsubstituted carbamic acid ester and an alcohol to produce a decomposition solution, separating an isocyanate and the alcohol from the decomposition solution to...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Binder containing substituted benzenes and naphthalenes for producing cores and molds for metal...

A binder for mold material mixtures is a four-component material. It contains at least one phenolic resin component, at least one isocyanate component, at least one alkyl/alkenyl benzene and at least one dialkylated and/or dialkenylated naphthalene. The phenolic resin component acts as the polyol component and contains phenolic resin obtainable...

Company name: ASK Chemicals
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flexible polyurethane foam and associated method and article

A polyurethane foam is prepared from a reaction mixture that includes specific amounts of a polyol, an aromatic isocyanate compound, a particulate poly(phenylene ether), and a blowing agent. The polyurethane foam exhibits one or more of increased compressive force deflection, increased flame retardancy, and increased rate of formation. A method of...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> COMPOSITES
Semi-rigid polyurethane foams and processes for their production and use

Semi-rigid polyurethane foams having a density of 90 to 180 kg/m.sup.3 and a compressive strength of 20 to 95 kPa are produced by reacting a polyisocyanate with an isocyanate-reactive component that includes an o-toluenediamine initiated polyether polyol. These foams are particularly useful as composites for automotive interior components.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Absorbent structures with coated water-absorbing material

Absorbent structures, and absorbent articles with such structures, comprising water-absorbing polymer having a coating of film-forming polyurethane and therein incorporated a hydrophilic silica.

Company name: The Procter and Gamble Company
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurea systems, processes for preparing the same and use thereof for postoperative adhesion...

Polyurea systems comprising: (a) an amino-functional aspartic ester of the general formula (I) ##STR00001## wherein X represents an n-valent organic radical derived from a corresponding n-functional primary amine X(NH.sub.2).sub.n, R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 each independently represent an organic radical having no Zerevitinov active hydrogens and n...

Company name: Medical Adhesive Revolution
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Tri-curable adhesive composition and method

A two part composition comprising a Part A and a Part B, wherein Part A comprises an oligomer having both isocyanate and acrylate moieties, and an organic peroxide capable of generating free radicals upon decomposition; and Part B comprises a polyol, and a catalyst that can decompose the organic peroxide. In one form, the two part composition of a...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Photochromic polyurethane laminate

A photochromic polyurethane laminate that is constructed to solve certain manufacturing difficulties involved in the production of plastic photochromic lenses is disclosed. The photochromic laminate includes at least two layers of a resinous material and a photochromic polyurethane layer that is interspersed between the two resinous layers and...

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Moisture-curable polyurethane hot-melt resin composition, adhesive, and article

An object of the present invention is to provide a moisture-curable polyurethane hot-melt resin composition with superior properties such as water resistance, fast-curing properties, and flexibility. The present invention provides a moisture-curable polyurethane hot-melt resin composition containing an isocyanate-containing urethane prepolymer (i)...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Multilayer polyurethane protective films

A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Door made of polyurethane and method for manufacturing the same

A door made of polyurethane, including a door body, the door body including a plurality of integrated plates stacked on one another for supporting. A method for preparing the door includes providing a mold, and spraying a parting agent inside the mold; heating the mold to a temperature of 30-70.degree. C., spraying the parting agent, and placing a...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Frame structure for a window and a method for making a frame structure

The invention relates to a frame structure, such as a window sash or a frame for a window or door, comprising a core made from at least one core member made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a density of 80-200 kg/m.sup.3 and a shell of polyurethane (PUR) encasing the core. The core may include a plurality of core members, some of which may be...

Company name: VKR Holding
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

A golf ball includes a spherical core and a cover covering the spherical core, wherein the cover is formed from a polyurethane composition containing a polyurethane elastomer as a resin component, the polyurethane composition has a shear loss modulus G'' of more than 5.03.times.10.sup.6 Pa and 1.17.times.10.sup.8 Pa or less when measured in a shear...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
Multi-layered coes for golf balls having foam and thermoset layers

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably formed from non-foamed thermoset compositions such as polybutadiene rubber. The core layers...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Resistive heated surgical staple cartridge with phase change sealant

An apparatus for endosurgical use includes an instrument having an end effector and a staple cartridge insertable into the end effector. The staple cartridge includes staples, staple apertures, a resistive member, and a medical fluid. When coupled to a power source, the medical fluid is vaporized by the resistive member and expelled out the staple...

Company name: Ethicon
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
Orthopedic cushion and method for production thereof

The invention relates to an orthopedic cushion made from a filled elastomer or softened thermoplastics and can be provided with a thin friction-reducing coating made from a non-polar, non-hydrophilic slip-increasing polymer coating namely poly(para-xylene). According to the invention, the above can be achieved by means of a method in which the...

Company name: Otto Bock HealthCare
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Polymerizable composition for optical material, optical material, and method for producing optical...

A polymerizable composition for an optical material containing tolylene diisocyanate, an aliphatic polyisocyanate having 4 to 8 carbon atoms and one or more polythiols selected from pentaerythritol tetrakismercaptoacetate and pentaerythritol tetrakismercaptopropionate, is provided.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Polymers for contact lenses

The present invention relates to a polyurethane prepared from a mixture comprising: (a) at least one polyethylene glycol; (b) at least one di-isocyanate; (c) at least one polydialkyl siloxane diol; and (d) at least one diol of formula (I) wherein n is an integer from 1 to 25; wherein the polyethylene glycol, di-isocyanate, polydialkyl siloxane diol...

Company name: Ocutec
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SHOES (SPORT)
Golf shoes having outsoles with sections of differing hardness

Golf shoes having improved outsole constructions are provided. The golf shoes include upper, midsole, and outsole sections. The outsole includes interior (central area) and exterior (perimeter area) traction projections. Materials having different hardness properties are used to construct different sections of the outsole. For example,...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday April 10th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for coproducing di- and/or polyisocyanates and glycols

A process for coproducing di- and/or polyisocyanates and glycols, comprising process stages A, B, C and E for preparing glycols and process stages A, C, D, E, F and G for preparing di- and/or polyisocyanates, which comprises accomplishing the material coupling via the separation of the reaction mixture obtained in process stage A into process...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday April 09th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Preliminary Life Cycle Inventory of Rapeseed Oil Polyols for Polyurethane Production

This study assesses present preliminary Life Cycle Inventory for rapeseed oil polyols suitable for the production of polyurethane, which is one of the most widely used polymer materials. Due to growing environmental problems, the polyurethane industry is seeking bio-based raw materials. A study was carried out for rapeseed oil triethanolamine...

Company name: Latvian State Institue of Wood Chemistry
Published On: Monday April 13th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Linseed Oil-Based Polyurethane Rigid Foams: Synthesis and Characterization

Rigid polyurethane foams were synthesized by using a vegetable oil-based polyol and 4,4-diphenylmethane diisocyanate prepolymer as the majority of reactives,. The polyol was produced by hydroxylation of crude linseed oil with performic acid generated in situ by the reaction of hydrogen peroxide and formic acid. The characterization by FTIR, H1NMR,...

Company name: Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Donostia-San Sebastián
Published On: Monday April 13th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Effects of MBL2 polymorphisms in patients with diisocyanate-induced occupational asthma

Diisocyanate (DI) is the most common cause of occupational asthma (OA) in Korea. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) initiates the lectin complement activation pathway following oxidative stress and plays an important role in the regulation of inflammatory processes. To determine whether there is a genetic association between MBL2 polymorphisms and DI-OA,...

Company name: Ajou University School of Medicine
Published On: Monday April 13th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Adsorption capability of urethane-crosslinked heptakis(2,6-di-O-methyl)-β-cyclodextrin polymers...

Urethane-crosslinked β-cyclodextrin polymers are prepared by crosslinking heptakis(2,6-di-O-methyl)-β-cyclodextrin (DM-β-CD) with various diisocyanate linkers, such as 4,4′-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI), 1,4-phenylene diisocyanate (PDI) and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI), in DMF. Among these polymers, MDI- and...

Company name: Osaka University
Published On: Wednesday April 08th, 2015

 
 

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