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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Minnesota looking to ban fire retardants

Flame retardants were initially meant to help slow the spread of deadly fires by keeping furniture and other household items from going up into flames quickly.It's in a lot of furniture a lot of synthetic materials, things made out of foams, polyurethane those types of things. In the 70s and early 80s they were kind of looking for ways to make...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
Quest to eliminate chemical flame retardants from Californian homes is far from over, experts say

A California regulation effectively eliminated the need for chemical flame retardants in furniture in November 2013. Two years later, though, experts say the quest to eliminate the retardants from the home is far from over.While flame retardant chemicals have been taken out of furniture, many of the same chemicals are still required in building...

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Published On: Monday May 18th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
China BDO rebounds as producers cut output amid supply glut

Spot domestic prices of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in China rebounded as producers have started cutting production, but gains may be capped because of weak demand, industry sources said on Friday.On 12 May, BDO prices increased by yuan (CNY) 200-300/tonne from the previous week to yuan (CNY) 8,300-8,600/tonne DEL (delivered) China, according to ICIS...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Novomer in Attendence at the Fourteenth Congress of Adhesion and Adhesives

Novomer will attend the Fourteenth Congress of Adhesion and Adhesives in Elda, Spain, where the latest information on CO2-based Converge Polyols will be presented.

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Huntsman Polyurethanes Increases MDI Prices in EAIME Region

The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman has announced that it will increase the price of all of its MDI products and MDI-based systems in the European, Africa, Middle East and Indian region by 200/tonne or $200/tonne with immediate effect or when contracts allow.The increase applies to all crude MDI, pure MDI, MDI variant, and MDI / polyol system...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSION
Innovative PU Dispersions: ALBERDINGK PUR-MATT 300 and PUR-MATT 970

These innovations can be used as sole binders or as additives to modify the surface porperties of existing productsALBERDINGK PUR-MATT 300This innovative soft feel inherent matt polyurethane dispersion can be used on paper, leather, plastics and as overprint varnish. Besides the unique haptic effect, ALBERDINGK PUR-MATT 300 offers a completely...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS>> ONE COMPONENT FOAM
Soudal Genius Gun Expanding Foam

Soudal has a new twist on the can of expanding foam. The Genius Gun, a patented design, is engineered to be more comfortable, allow for inverted use and make dispensing the desired amount of product a lot more precise.The product is closed-cell polyurethane foam. Soudal says a skin will form in approximately 10 minutes. Drying time will vary based...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Beauty made possible with Baycusan

Consumers hold their skin care, hair care and cosmetic products to high standards. They want the products they use to help them feel as beautiful as they can be. Baycusan is a key ingredient for creating products that do just that.Baycusan brand polyurethane dispersions from Bayer MaterialScience enable numerous new applications and have become...

Company name: Bayer Cosmetics
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Correct, Dendro and Nova Sunger join Europur

Europur has approved the membership application of three new regular members: Correct and Dendro from Poland and Nova Sunger from Turkey. Correct is a foam producer located in Nowe Skalmierzyce, Poland, and is part of the C4D Furniture Group, which also has production facilities in the USA. Correct produces foam for the group's own consumption in...

Company name: Europur
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Oklahoma's Preferred Roofing Makes New Investments, Allowing for Even Faster Response

Preferred Roofing, one of the country's leading commercial and industrial roofing specialists, will now offer even faster service throughout Oklahoma and beyond, company representatives reported. Thanks to new investments that further expand Preferred Roofing's capabilities, clients can expect the company to be even more accommodating with regard...

Company name: Preferred Roofing
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Improvement Sets the Tone for Spray Foam Magazine

Spray Foam Magazine's latest edition is now available to read for free online and in the publication's mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on iPhones and iPads, as well as Android smartphones and tablets. The May/June 2015 Issue's theme touches on what is perhaps the most important aspect and greatest asset of the spray foam industry:...

Company name: Spray Foam Magazine
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
Strategies to Control Moisture

With all of the repercussions that a build-up of moisture can have in a home, it's no wonder most homeowners are concerned about it. Whether it's rotting wood in the structure of the building, mold in the walls, or mildew, too much moisture in the home needs to be addressed.So how can you control the moisture your home? A great place to start is...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
Spray Foam vs. Traditional Insulation

If you are considering a home renovation, a new addition, or you're having a new house built, you've probably started to look at your insulation options. Not all home insulation is created equal, though. If you have chosen a traditional insulation for your home in the past, perhaps it's time to examine other options.Unlike traditional insulation...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
Demilec Highlights Latest Spray Foam and Polyurea Products at the 2015 AIA Convention

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, is showcasing its latest products at this year's American Institute of Architects' Convention (Booth 230), including Sealection 500, APX, Agribalance, Heatlok Soy, Barnseal and MaxGuard."We always enjoy demonstrating our products, the latest...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Thursday May 14th, 2015

 
PMC to Host PDA Polyurea Training Event

For the first time, Polyurethane Machinery Corp. (PMC) will host the industry-renowned Polyurea Development Association (PDA) Applicator Spray Course next month. The event, which will run from June 14-19, will take place at PMC's facility in Lakewood, New Jersey. Throughout the course, 25 attendees will receive a complete overview on the...

Company name: PMC Machinery
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Bostik Earns Accolades from Frost & Sullivan for its Ingenuity in Combining Polyurethane Technology...

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive direct glazing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bostik, Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. Bostik's commitment to innovation is exemplified by its silyl modified polymer (SMP)-adhesive technology, which offers superior elongation, torsional...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Monday May 18th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVES
Revolution in electrically conductive adhesives as flexible polyurethane comes to market

Due to their rigidity and thermal curing requirements, traditional epoxies aren't particularly suitable for applications where flexibility is important, but until now, there haven't been many alternatives for you to choose from.Adhesives manufacturer Polytec PT has sought to address this by developing a new electrically conductive polyurethane...

Company name: Intertronics
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Porous Pave Introduces Eight Eco-Friendly Custom Colors for Pour-in-Place Surfacing Material

Porous Pave, Inc. has introduced eight custom colors for Porous Pave. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave is a highly porous, flexible and durable pour-in-place surfacing material. Porous Pave XL consists of 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent stone aggregate with a urethane binder. Porous Pave XLS is...

Company name: Porous Pave
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Polyurethane insulation helps building and construction industry meet performance and sustainability...

Efficient insulation is a key component in reducing a structure's energy consumption. Polyurethane insulation systems and technologies can help architects, specifiers, design professionals and other decision-makers meet their performance and sustainability goals.This will be the subject of a Continuing Education (CE) presentation given by Jim...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
Everything you need to know about R Value and Insulation

Kingston Spray Foam Insulation in Kingston, Ontario, wants you to know the difference between insulation with a high R value, versus standard fiberglass that has a lower R value.While it may not be common knowledge to the layperson who isn't in the insulation business, if you are looking to insulate your home or place of business, insulation and...

Company name: Kingston Spray Foam Insulation
Published On: Monday May 18th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Innovative Composite Structural Insulated Sheathing

Composite Panel Building Systems (CPBS) announces the launch of a new, eco-friendly, fully composite sheathing for new construction and retrofitted homes and apartments. The Composite Structural Insulated Sheathing (C-SIS) is the most energy efficient sheathing in the industry using cutting-edge building technology that dramatically improves...

Company name: Composite Panel Building Systems
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Easy on the eyes: Achieving customized automotive interiors easily and cost-effectively

In virtually no other industry are the demands on the quality and versatility of surfaces as high as in the automotive industry. Customers value diversely and attractively decorated elements and individual appointments, particularly in the interior. To accommodate this wish, car makers are developing short production runs with numerous variants on...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
University of Sioux Falls Partners with AstroTurf to Replace Football Turf with Soy-Based Product

With a tie to agriculture, the University of Sioux Falls has partnered with synthetic turf pioneer AstroTurf to install a visually stunning grass-like surface at Bob Young Field located at the University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex (69th and Cliff). The turf will be manufactured from a soy-based synthetic grass."At a time when we needed to...

Company name: AstroTurf
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Solutions from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies for medical technology

Medical instruments may look delicate, but they are made to withstand tough conditions inside and outside of an environmental setting. That's why the components that go into keeping this equipment running must be durable, reliable and uniquely formulated to withstand all kinds of environmental challenges.Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies...

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Polysis is marketing a plastic that turns to clay

Polysis is showing a plastic that can turn to clay when heated, according to a story on DigInfo TV. Polysis is described as a specialist developer of polyurethane resins and resin products, and they are marketing haplafreely, presented with a lower-case "h," as a plastic that turns to clay when heated to temperatures above 60 degrees...

Company name: Polysis
Published On: Monday May 18th, 2015

 
REACH
Brochure "Articles - Requirements for Producers, Importers and Distributors" published

In the case of articles, questions arise under the REACH Regulation about how to differentiate between the term article and the terms substance and mixture.In addition, companies that produce or supply articles have obligations to inform their recipients, who can be processors, distributors, users of articles or consumers. In certain cases, they...

Company name: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
UTECH Europe 2015 - Bomix looks back at a successful event

The international trade fair for polyurethane (PU), UTECH Europe, from 14-16th of April 2015, in Maastricht (NL) provided the framework for a positive success throughout the event for Bomix Chemie GmbH.The Berlac Group members - ISL, Bomex and Bomix - participated together for the first time at this top event - and the interest from the visitors...

Company name: Bomix Chemie
Published On: Thursday May 14th, 2015

 
EC clears PU joint venture planned by Mitsui Chemicals and SKC

The European Commission (EC) has approved, under the European Union Merger Regulation, the proposed polyurethanes materials joint venture between Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and SKC, a subsidiary of SK Holdings Co. Ltd.As planned, Mitsui and SKC will each hold a 50 % interest in the venture, which will be named Mitsui Chemicals and SKC Polyurethanes...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes Inc
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
Momentive Celebrates 75 Years of Invention

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is celebrating the invention of the process enabling the industrial production of silicones. In May of 1940, GE research chemist Eugene G. Rochow's monumental discovery of the direct reaction process began the journey of scientific innovation that has led to the application of silicones in thousands of products...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
FRIMO TechDay in Hamburg

In just five weeks FRIMO Hamburg will open the doors for the 5th TechDay Plastics Joining. The program for June 11, 2015 will offer you an interesting information platform not only around the joining of plastics but also around trends and developments for a broad technology range for the manufacture of high-class plastics and light weight...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
APF Continues to Build Sales Team as Demand for High-Performance Concrete Coatings & Flooring...

APF is pleased to announce growth within the business development department. Steve Heskett has been hired as a technical service representative, and Mark Haen was promoted to sales representative for the Rocky Mountain region. As a technical sales representative, Heskett assists contractors and architects in selecting the right protective coatings...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Thursday May 14th, 2015

 
Arizona Polymer Flooring Announces Arif Kalam as Director of Sales & Business Development

Arizona Polymer Flooring is pleased to announce Arif Kalam now serves as director of sales and business development.Kalam will oversee the company's business development and expansion strategies, as well as a team of nationwide sales representatives. He is responsible for forging new relationships with distribution partners around the country,...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Thursday May 14th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
OSHA Secures Robust Injunctive Relief for Whistleblower

On May 7, 2015, OSHA obtained a preliminary injunction in a Section 11(c) whistleblower case barring Lear Corporation from further retaliating against the whistleblower, Kimberly King. The injunction is a significant win for whistleblowers because the court's order broadly construes the scope of protected whistleblowing to include disclosures to...

Company name: OSHA
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
Could Isocyanates from the Application of Spray Polyurethane Foam Cause Indoor Environmental...

Across California and the Southwest, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation in homes and buildings due to its excellent insulating properties. In many applications, SPF also has the ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and works well to reduce airborne sounds in urban...

Company name: Clark Seif Clark
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIBACTERIALS & BIOCIDES
Antimicrobial polyurethane materials and methods of forming and using same

Antimicrobial quaternized polyurethane materials and methods of forming and using the materials are disclosed. The quaternized polyurethane antimicrobial materials may be synthesized from one or more diisocyanates and one or more diols or triols. The quaternized polyurethane materials may be stand alone or coated onto other surfaces, such as...

Company name: University of Colorado
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyurethane (meth) acrylates using modified hydroxythiols

The invention provides intermediates of the formula: ##STR00001## as well as a method of their preparation by reacting a thiol having at least two hydroxyl groups with a mono-unsaturated organic compound in the presence of a base catalyst. A polymerizable urethane acrylate oligomer or urethane methacrylate oligomer is formed by reacting a...

Company name: Dymax Oligomers and Coatings
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Process for producing polyether polyols having primary hydroxyl end groups

The present invention relates to a process for producing polyether polyols having primary hydroxyl end groups, comprising the steps of reacting a starter compound containing active hydrogen atoms with an epoxide under double metal cyanide catalysis, reacting the resulting product with a cyclic carboxylic anhydride and reacting this resulting...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for working up distillation residues from isocyanate production

The present invention relates to a method for working up distillation, residues from isocyanate production in which monomeric isocyanate present in distillation residues is recovered by means of a spray-dry method and the overall yield of monomeric isocyanate is thus significantly increased.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
Separation of ammonium chloride from the gas phase of an isocyanate production process

Isocyanates are produced in the gas phase and by-products such as ammonium halides are selectively separated from the gas phase by desublimation.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin composition

There is provided a resin composition. A resin composition includes: a copolymer having structural units of the following Formula (1), Formula (2) and Formula (3): ##STR00001## where X is a C.sub.1-5 alkyl group, a C.sub.5-6 cycloalkyl group, a phenyl group or a benzyl group, while the alkyl group, the cycloalkyl group, the phenyl group and the...

Company name: Nissan Chemical Industries
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Matrix containing pigment particles and use of same in cosmetic compositions

A macroparticle pigment powder and methods of making the same. The macroparticle pigment powder comprises a plurality of macroparticle particles. The macroparticles are comprised of a matrix material that include pigment particles. In some embodiments the matrix material is polymeric in nature and selected from the group consisting of a natural...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flexible polyurethane and polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam materials that absorb impact energy

A polyurethane foam, a polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam, and a polyurethane foam polyurethane/polyorganosiloxane foam material are disclosed and described herein. The materials are formed in the presence of a polymerization reaction initiator (an isoprenoid compound), and a polymerization reaction accelerator. The polyurethane foam is formed...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Process for making high airflow and low compression set viscoelastic polyurethane foam

A reaction system comprising (a) a polyisocyanate component and (b) an isocyanate reactive component for preparation of a polyurethane foam having high air flow with low compression set is provided. The isocyanate reactive component comprises (i) from 45 to 70% by weight of one or more PO-rich polyols having a combined number average equivalent...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition, varnish, adhesive film and wiring film

Provided are an adhesive composition with good storage stability, heat resistance, moisture resistance reliability, and adhesion properties; and a curl- and heat-resistant adhesive film and a wiring film using the adhesive composition. The adhesive composition contains 100 parts by weight of a phenoxy resin (A) having plural alcoholic hydroxyl...

Company name: Hitachi Metal
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
Method for pretreating molded articles made of plastic matrix-fiber composites

A method for gluing of shaped bodies made of fiber composite compositions containing a plastic matrix KFZ with polyurethane compositions, the method including: a) application of IR radiation to a defined region of the shaped body of KFZ; b) application of a polyurethane composition to the defined region of the shaped body; c) bonding of the...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Multilayer adhesive sheet and method for manufacturing electronic component

Provided is a multilayer adhesive sheet which enables easy separation between an adhesive layer and a die attach film during the pick-up even in cases where an acrylate ester copolymer is used in the die attach film, thereby making the pick-up work of semiconductor chips after the dicing easy. The multilayer adhesive sheet comprises a base film, an...

Company name: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Thermo-fusible sheet material

A thermo-fusible sheet material is provided, particularly for use as a fusible interlining in the textile industry, and having a substrate layer that has a textile material that has an adhesive compound structure thereupon with a polyurethane hot-melt adhesive composition. The thermo-fusible sheet material has a high degree of adhesive strength,...

Company name: Carl Freudenberg
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> DISPERSIONS ADHESIVES
Method of manufacturing shoe using multi-functional primer

The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a shoe using a multifunctional primer, comprising the steps of coating a rubber outsole made of unvulcanized rubber with a liquid multifunctional primer comprising a polyurethane dispersion, a butadiene rubber solution, and a natural rubber solution; vulcanizing the unvulcanized rubber...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Thermoplastic polyurethane interlayer

A composition includes an isocyanate, a polyether diol, a branched short chain diol having a backbone including carbon atoms in a range of 1 to 9 and at least one branching group, and a cross-linker having a hydroxyl functionality in a range of 2.2 to 4. A films includes the composition and an interlayer includes the film. Transparencies including...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Non halogen flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane

Flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions are disclosed having a flame retardant package comprising an organo-phosphinate component, an organo-phosphate component, and a polyhydric alcohol. The flame retardant components may be present in an amount from about 5 to about 40 weight percent of the phosphinate compound; from about 5...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
Soft thermoplastic polyurethane based on the ester of a tricarboxylic acid

The invention refers to a thermoplastic polyurethane produced from at least an organic diisocyanate and a compound which is reactive toward isocyanates, wherein the polyurethane comprises the ester of a tricarboxylic acid with at least one alcohol and wherein all acid groups of the tricarboxylic acid are esterified with an alcohol. The invention...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least one cover layer covering the spherical core, wherein the cover is formed from a polyurethane composition containing a polyurethane elastomer as a resin component, the polyurethane composition satisfying properties of rebound resilience of 54% or more and a shear...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Low density foamed article made by bead foam compression molding method

Disclosed is a molded foamed article, such as a midsole or outsole for footwear, made by a method in which a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads are placed in a compression mold in the shape of the article and the mold is brought to a peak temperature of from about 130.degree. C. to about 180.degree. C. over a period of from...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Use of carbodiimide-containing compositions for controlling pot life

The invention relates to the use of carbodiimide-containing compositions for controlling pot life in the production of polyurethane (PU)-based systems, preferably PU elastomers, PU adhesives, PU casting resins or PU foams.

Company name: Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
Preparation of isocyanato silanes

A process for the preparation of alkoxysilyl group-containing isocyanate compounds which includes the step of reacting carbonyl chloride ClC(.dbd.O)Cl with an alkoxysilyl group-containing amine in the presence of a high boiling point base, and optionally in the presence of an inert organic solvent, in order to minimize by product production and to...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
Methods for improving the resistance to hydrolysis in polyurethane (PU)-based systems

The invention relates to novel processes for improving hydrolysis resistance in polyurethane (PU) based systems, preferably PU adhesives, PU casting resins, PU elastomers or PU foams.

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
Method for producing 1,5-pentamethylenediamine, mutant lysine decarboxylase, method for producing...

A mutant lysine decarboxylase is produced by replacing at least one of the amino-acids in the amino acid sequence shown in sequence ID No. 4 of the sequence listing with another amino-acid.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday May 15th, 2015

 
Branched hetero polyfunctional polyoxyalkylene compound and intermediate thereof

A branched hetero polyfunctional polyoxyalkylene compound represented by the following formula (1): ##STR00001## wherein Z represents a hydroxyl group-removed residue of pentaerythritol or dipentaerythritol, OA.sup.1 and OA.sup.2 represent an oxyalkylene group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, L.sup.1, L.sup.2 and L.sup.3 represent an alkylene group or...

Company name: NOF
Published On: Tuesday May 12th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> 3D PRINTING
Strengthening of 3D Printed Fused Deposition Manufactured Parts Using the Fill Compositing Technique

In this paper, we present a technique for increasing the strength of thermoplastic fused deposition manufactured printed parts while retaining the benefits of the process such as ease, speed of implementation, and complex part geometries. By carefully placing voids in the printed parts and filling them with high-strength resins, we can improve the...

Company name: Yale University
Published On: Wednesday May 13th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> CONTROL RELEASE
One-step surface modification of polyurethane using affinity binding peptides for enhanced fouling...

Affinity binding peptides were examined for surface fabrication of synthetic polymeric materials. Peptides possessing strong binding affinities toward polyurethane (PU) were discovered via biopanning of M13 phage peptide library. The apparent binding constant (Kapp) was as high as 2.68 109 M−1 with surface peptide density exceeded 1.8...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday May 18th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Treatment with Ar-O2 low-pressure plasma of vulcanized rubber sole containing noticeable amount of...

Vulcanized rubber (L3 rubber) containing intentionally noticeable excess of processing oils in its formulation was treated with Argon-Oxygen (Ar-O2) (2:1, vol/vol) low-pressure (LP) plasma for achieving a satisfactory level of adhesion to waterborne polyurethane adhesive. The effectiveness of the Ar-O2 LP plasma treatment of L3 rubber depended on...

Company name: University of Alicante
Published On: Monday May 18th, 2015

 
 

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