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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DEFOAMER
Air Products to Launch New Oil-Based Defoamers at Eastern Coatings Show 2015

Air Products will introduce the latest additions to its innovative portfolio of defoamers-Airase 4750V and 4800 defoamers-at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, N.J., from June 1-4. Air Products' Airase 4750V and 4800 oil-based defoamers are effective foam control additives for use in a wide variety of applications, including architectural...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
Oxea launches Oxsoft L9TM plasticizer as C8/C10 Trimellitate replacement

Oxea expands its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of Oxsoft L9TM (linear trinonyltrimellitate). Oxsoft L9TM is ideally suited for special applications where products must meet the most rigid demands, such as the manufacture of resilient and durable high temperature automotive cables that comply with the most severe...

Company name: Oxea
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Tosoh to Begin Exclusive Domestic Sales of Chemtura Polymer-Based Bromine Flame Retardant

Tosoh Corporation recently concluded a letter of intent with Chemtura Corporation for an exclusive sales agreement to sell Chemtura's new polymer-based bromine flame retardant, Emerald Innovation 1000, in Japan. Chemtura is a major global bromine manufacturer. Tosoh plans to launch sales sometime in 2015. Tosoh commenced manufacture and sales of...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Friendlier Foam Insulation on the Way, Eventually

Builders who have been waiting for a new generation of extruded polystyrene insulation with a lower global-warming potential (GWP) than what's currently available may have to wait a little longer.On the plus side, Honeywell announced in January it was ramping up production of a new blowing agent, a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) compound with a GWP of...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Chromaflo Technologies presents its broadened portfolio of colorants and pigment dispersions at the...

Chromaflo Technologies demonstrates why they are the leaders in colorants and pigment dispersions at this year's Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 1-4, 2015. Visitors to Chromaflo's booth #208 will be able to learn more about the colorants that underline the company's integrated approach. Chromaflo Technologies brings...

Company name: Chromaflo Technologies
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Stepan increases price for aromatic polyester polyols in Europe

Stepan European Polymers has announced that it will increase the price of its European aromatic polyester polyols by EUR 100/tonne from 1 June 2015 onwards or when contracts allow. According to the company, this increase is in response to rises in raw materials prices over the past months. Please contact your Stepan sales representative for further...

Company name: Stepan European Polymers
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Utility Tunnel Repairs - Kansas Town Turns to Polyurethane Grouts for Solution

Like most municipalities, Olathe, Kansas, faces the challenge of water infiltrating its sewer system through cracked pipes and leaking manholes. Treating storm water is an expense no system wants to incur.Crews from Olathe Public Works keep leaks in check through an innovative chemical grout program that stands as a model for other...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> GREEN FOAMS
ARVENOL, the first truly biobased insulation foam

For years now there has been much talk in the insulation industry about applications for biobased raw materials, but up to now the results have not been impressive. But now that has all changed. Nestaan, based in Tholen in the Netherlands, have achieved the breakthrough with the development of a two-component insulation foam with a significant...

Company name: Nestaan
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Specialist coatings to refurbish water assets

Corrosion of water and wastewater infrastructure isn't just costly, the maintenance and refurbishment of water industry assets should comply with industry standards.This means using products that are fully compliant and tested and using suppliers with decades of experience.US-based manufacturer of spray applied polymer coatings, Rhino Linings, has...

Company name: Rhino Linings Australasia
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
AkzoNobel to build €30 million Performance Coatings facility in Thailand

AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest more than €30 million in a manufacturing facility in Thailand to support regional growth of its Performance Coatings business.The project, which is being supported by the Thailand Board of Investment, involves constructing a 120,000m2 site within the Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Chonburi....

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Improve Insulation, Avoid a Tear-off and Lower Energy Costs with a Spray Polyurethane Foam Coating...

Spray polyurethane foam coating systems or SPF coating systems can greatly improve your buildings insulation and energy consumption while avoiding a costly roof replacement.Improved InsulationCoating SystemsSpray polyurethane foam coating systems are excellent at insulating your building and sealing off airflow from escaping or entering the...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Diamond Liners to host Polyurea Demo Day

Join Diamond Liners and VersaFlex as they demonstrate some of the most innovative protective coatings available on the market today.The Polyurea Demo Day will feature industrial strength, spray applied, seamless monolithic elastmeric membranes designed for use in the most demanding situations. They will be showcasing a wide range of options --...

Company name: Diamond Liners
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
Dudley Primeaux II Polyurea Interview with Design and Durability

Why, after all these years, is Dudley Primeaux still so pumped about polyurea?Because he knows what the technology (not a "product" and not a "material") can do, and how many applications and faces it has.Primeaux, of VersaFlex Inc., also provides some "musts" for contractors and building professionals along with three critical pieces of advice...

Company name: Polyurea.com
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Icynene Introduces New 4 Hour Re-occupancy Allowances for Refined Low VOC Spray Foam Product...

Leading spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, today introduced new 4 hour re-occupancy allowances for homeowners and trades in the United States for two of its high-performance spray foam innovations - light-density open cell Icynene Classic Max and medium-density closed cell Icynene ProSeal.The 4 hour re-occupancy allowance follows many...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
Spray Foam Nation Advocates Proper Training for Spray Foam Industry Success

Spray Foam Nation (SFN) believes that a crucial component required for the spray foam industry to hit the ground running is proper training and support. As a spray foam distributor that provides numerous services ranging from spray rig engineering to hands-on training, SFN's mission is to put spray foam contractors in the best position to...

Company name: Spray Foam Nation
Published On: Monday June 01st, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
RAMPF launches high-performance portfolio of assembly adhesives

RAMPF Polymer Solutions now has a comprehensive range of high-performance assembly adhesives on the market. Its polyurethane, epoxy, hybrid, silicone, and hot-melt systems ensure reliable bonding in a wide range of applications - including in the automotive/transportation, filter, electrical/electronics, wood processing, lightweight construction,...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Wanhua Chemical Focuses on Innovative TPU and SAP Products at ChinaPlas 2015

With the theme of "Greenovation - Solution to Sustainability" of Chinaplas 2015, Wanhua Chemical demonstrates its commitmentto the sustainable development through innovative Wanthane TPU and Wanice SAP Products at the fair in Guangzhou, China, from May 20-23. Wanhua Chemical presents how performance materials can provide customers sustainable &...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Establishment of the new production and technical center OSV Europos Technologija in the EU

OSV Technologiya is pleased to tell you about the establishment of the new production and technical center OSV Europos Technologija in Lithuania.In his interview for the international PU magazine Urethanes Technology International, OSV Technologiya FEA Deputy Director, Yuriy Shafran said that our company announced this event for the first time...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
Successful duo - WinCap mold carriers and RimStar mixing systems from KraussMaffei

The Fuayo Group, the largest Chinese manufacturer of glass for the automotive industry, has relied on technologies from the KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery Segment for polyurethane encapsulation of its automotive glazing right from the very beginning. The Fuayo Group and KraussMaffei started their cooperation in 2002. Since then 19 RimStar...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
3 Ways to a Healthier Home

Spray foam insulation can help create a more enjoyable home for you and your family. Whether it's a new addition, an older home, or the new home you're currently building, here are three ways that using Icynene spray foam insulation can help you achieve an improved home environment:Reduce Air Leaks, Reduce Airborne IrritantsSpray foam insulation,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING INSULATION
It Is the Roofing Industry's Responsibility to Help Clients Recognize the Importance of Roofing...

In many cases, commercial roofing insulation is the most expensive component of a new roof assembly. Often, building owners do not understand how the insulation selection made today is really a long-term financial decision. The advice a roofing contractor provides to a building owner regarding insulation is critical to helping the building owner...

Company name:
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Enjoy a quieter home with Icynene

Your choice of home insulation can turn a home entertainment room into a much more enjoyable experience for everyone. Whether you live in an older house or a new one, Icynene spray foam insulation can help to dampen sound transmission between rooms. Perhaps you have a video game enthusiast living in the house, or just love to watch movies in...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Basement Blues

With all of the repercussions that a build-up of moisture can have in a basement, it's no wonder most homeowners are concerned about keeping this part of the house dry. Whether it's rotting wood in the structure of the building, mold in the walls, or mildew, too much moisture in the basement needs to be addressed.So how can you help to prevent...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
Choosing SPF insulation will offer you a variety of benefits

Kingston Spray Foam Insulation in Kingston, Ontario, wants to share the many reasons why using sprayed polyurethane foam insulation is the right choice to use in your home or place of business.The popularity of sprayed polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) has increased immensely in the past decade, and it's expected to continue to rise as the popular...

Company name: Kingston Spray Foam Insulation
Published On: Monday June 01st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PIR BLOCK FOAMS
New Best practice guide for design and installation of partial fill cavity boards

We have today launched the second in our series of Best Practice Guides dealing with the installation of partial fill cavity boards.The Guide is intended to provide guidance to designers, architects and builders on how to correctly install rigid PIR boards in cavity wall applications to ensure that the products are installed to ensure optimum...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Serta to Use Only CertiPUR-US Certified Polyurethane Foam

Serta, the largest mattress producer in the United States, today announced that the flexible polyurethane foam contained in all of its mattresses manufactured in the United States and Canada are now certified through the CertiPUR-US -certification program.CertiPUR-US is a not-for-profit certification program for flexible polyurethane foam used in...

Company name: Serta
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
King Koil launches new mattress solutions

Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company (DFMC), a market leader in the premium mattress segment in the Middle East, has launched King Koil's new mattress encasements and pillow protector.A unique product with fluid-repelling surface, it offers an impenetrable barrier to dust, mild stains, bacteria, moisture - including incontinence and sweat, a...

Company name: Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> TOOLING AND MODELING BOARDS
Oversize Rigid Polyurethane Foam Tooling Board CORAFOAM U280 to Debut at JEC Americas 2015

DUNA-USA, Inc., manufacturer of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams and chemicals announces the official debut of a new 28 lb/ft3 machinable foam tooling board at the JEC Americas show in Houston this June 2-4 at booth #1226.Our new CORAFOAM U280 was developed specifically for our customers requiring a larger footprint for master models, layup...

Company name: The DUNA Group
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Elesa castors and wheels, suitable for moving trolleys and equipment

Elesa, worldwide leading company in the production of components for mechanical industry, presents the industrial wheels included in its product catalog.Specifically, the range includes polyurethane, rubber and technopolymer wheels, ideal for mounting on trolleys or on equipment for manual (up to 4 km / h) or mechanical handling(up to 16 km /...

Company name: Elesa
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
SPI restructures its Marketing and Business Development Group

Brad Williams has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.He will continue to oversee marketing and sales for the triennial NPE trade show, but will also be responsible for overall SPI branding and marketing and the development of new SPI offerings driven by industry and...

Company name: SPI - Society of the Plastics Industry
Published On: Monday June 01st, 2015

 
Foam-Making Machine Catches Fire at Riverside Plant

A foam-producing machine erupted in flames Thursday at a Riverside manufacturing plant, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage before the fire was extinguished.The blaze was reported about 4:45 a.m. at E.R. Carpenter Co., 7809 Lincoln Ave., according to the Riverside Fire Department.A polyurethane production unit apparently caught fire...

Company name: Carpenter
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
ISOPA Secretary General Jorg Palmersheim speaks at the 2nd annual PU Conference in Bologna

The 2nd annual PU conference organised by the Associazione Nazionale Poliuretano Espanso rigido was the perfect opportunity for Mr. Palmersheim to present ISOPA's mission and activities. Not only did he introduce ISOPA to all participants but also highlighted how much the industry can help address critical global challenges: energy efficiency,...

Company name: The 2nd annual PU conference - the Associazione Nazionale Poliuretano Espanso rigido
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
Bayer makes re-entry into Nigeria with multiple businesses

Bayer now has a stronger presence in Africa with the inauguration of its subsidiary Bayer Middle Africa Limited in Lagos to serve its customers in Nigeria.The aim of this subsidiary is to support and develop the business of the three sub-groups of Bayer in the country: Bayer HealthCare (Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Care, Medical Care, Animal Health);...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
BASF marks 150 years, sees urban living as new mega-trend

Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Germany-based BASF is not only reflecting on its culture of innovation that has allowed it to survive and thrive all these years, but is looking forward to meet the next big challenges.One such challenge is the theme of urban living.With more people moving into major cities, expanding their populations even...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
Approval for Nine New Projects in the Biobased Performance Materials Program

At the beginning of May, the Chemistry of Advanced Materials council of the Top Sector Chemistry gave the green light for nine new projects in the Biobased Performance Materials (BPM) program. Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, together with 25 partners, will be focusing on materials made from plant-based raw materials. The research will be...

Company name: Biobased Performance Materials
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Casey Pieczonka Joins Prime Resins

Casey Pieczonka has joined Prime Resins Inc. as Florida business development manager. A 15-year veteran of the underground construction and rehabilitation industry, he has managed hundreds of underground infrastructure projects.Pieczonka is a licensed, certified underground utility and excavating contractor in the state of Florida. He oversaw the...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
HMG Powder Coatings expand technical sales team in Ireland

Belfast based HMG Powder Coatings Ltd has recently recruited Conor McHugh as a Sales Representative to bolster the expanding team in the Republic of Ireland.With a wealth of experience in the paint, powder and coatings market, Conor will bring professional and knowledgeable onsite support to customers from across the region.HMG Powder Coatings Ltd...

Company name: HMG Paints
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
Moritz new Business Development Manager at Reverdia

Reverdia announced today that Pascal Moritz has been appointed New Business Development Manager for Europe, effective from 1 May 2015. Pascal Moritz brings a wealth of experience and a strong industry network to Reverdia. He was previously Business Manager at the bio-based polymers division at Roquette Frères for over 20 years, in various...

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
De Kesel joins the Board of Europur

Jean-Pierre De Kesel, Chief Sustainability Officer of Recticel, has been appointed to the Board of Directors and Praesidium of Europur, the European association of flexible polyurethane foam blocks manufacturers, in replacement of Rik De Vos.De Kesel will be responsible for overseeing the activities of Europur's newly launched Working Group on...

Company name: Europur
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
RECYCLABILITY
Polyurethanes and the circular economy: we make it happen

Did you know that the polyurethane present in your car, your mattress and Circular economyyour appliances can be recycled? There are in fact a large number of possibilities for dealing with polyurethanes that have reached their end-of-life. They can be recycled mechanically or chemically, and can also be submitted to feedstock recycling, which...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> FILLERS
Use of an unfilled or filler-filled, organically-modified silicic acid (hetero)polycondensate in...

The present invention relates to an organically-modified, organically cross-linked silicic acid (hetero) polycondensate or composite, comprising an organically-modified, organically cross-linked silicic acid (hetero) polycondensate and a filler, for intraoral application, particularly for application when repairing an existing dental replacement in...

Company name: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polylactic acid resin and packaging film comprising the same

The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin which is environment-friendly and is useful as a packaging material due to its properties including excellent heat resistance and flexibility, and a packaging film comprising the same. The polylactic acid resin comprises a hard segment comprising a polylactic acid repeating unit; and a soft...

Company name: SK Chemicals
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
Solvent-based primer solution based on silylated polyurethane (SPUR) chemistry for polycarbonate...

A primer solution for enhanced adhesion to a rigid substrate for aviation and aerospace applications includes an aminosilane-capped polyurethane prepolymer and a first solvent. The first solvent reacts with or modifies the surface of the rigid substrate, enabling the primer solution including the aminosilane-capped polyurethane prepolymer to become...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS>> ONE COMPONENT FOAM
Weather-resistive barriers from self collapsing polyurethane foams

The present invention provides a self-collapsing, moisture curable one component polyurethane foam (1K PU) composition from moisture curable polyurethane prepolymers and to methods of making weather resistant barriers and formed in place gaskets therefrom. The foam compositions are packed under pressure with a blowing agent. In the methods, the...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foam production process, pre-mix formulation, and product

Disclosed are a process of producing a polyurethane foam product, a polyurethane foam product pre-mix, polyurethane foam product formulation, and a polyurethane foam product. The process of producing the polyurethane foam product includes contacting a halohydrin component with a polyurethane foam product pre-mix. The polyurethane foam product...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Multilayer coatings and processes for the multilayer coating of substrates

The present invention relates to multilayer coatings of an optionally pre-coated substrate and processes for the multilayer coating of substrates. The multilayer coatings comprise a base coat layer of a water-based colour- and/or special effect-imparting base coat composition disposed on the optionally pre-coated substrate. The multilayer coatings...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Coating method and hardener for polyurethane paint

[Problem] To increase adhesive strength between an aqueous base coat layer and a clear coat layer in a coating method by a two-coat one-bake system where an aqueous base coat paint is coated, then a clear coat paint is coated, and these two coated films are simultaneously hardened, in comparison with the conventional method. [Solution] Provided is...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Films matted on one side and the use thereof

The invention relates to multi-layer elastic thermoplastic films, which consist of at least one layer of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPE-U), at least one further layer of thermoplastic polyurethane which is blended with modified acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (MABS), and optionally at least one support layer of thermoplastic polymer...

Company name: Epurex Films
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Method for identifying bioabsorbable polymers

A system and method for producing a bioabsorbable thermoplastic polyurethane tailored to a medical application are provided. The method includes identifying suitable thermoplastic polyurethane properties based on the medical application. The thermoplastic polyurethane comprises units derived from a diol chain extender, a diisocyanate, and a polyol....

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Polyurethane sword and method of manufacturing a polyurethane sword

Disclosed are polymeric swords and sparring instruments having improved mechanical properties and methods of making such swords and sparring instruments. In one embodiment, a polyurethane sword comprises a handle portion and a blade portion. In this embodiment, the polyurethane sword also comprises a flexible support member having a handle support...

Company name: Neptune Trading
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE SUBSTITUTE
Polyurethane based roadway forming

Provided herein are roadways containing polyurethane materials. A roadway includes a base layer of a compacted in situ material and/or a wear layer disposed on the base layer. One or both of these layers may include the polyurethane material to bind other components in the layers and to form more robust and durable roadway structures capable of...

Company name: Technisoil Industrial
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> IMPERMEABLE SEALANTS
Polyurethane-based waterproofing composition for the water-proofing of concrete structures

The present invention relates to waterproofing compositions based on polyurethanes, which are particularly useful for the waterproofing of concrete structures. The compositions are characterized in that they comprise at least one branched isocyanate component comprising on average at least 2.3 isocyanate groups per molecule and at least one...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
High refractive index polarizing lens

A polyurethane based high refractive index polarizing lens consisting of a polarizing film and a cured monomer mixture placed on both sides of said polarizing film, in which the polarizing film consists of a heated polyvinyl alcohol having a water content of 4.5% or less, and the cured monomer mixture comprises a polyisocyanate and a polythiol, has...

Company name: Hopnic Laboratory
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GLOVES
Nitrile/polyurethane polymer blends

A glove that includes a polymeric, elastomeric, or latex composition including a blend of a polyurethane material, an acrylonitrile-butadiene material and an ethylene vinyl acetate material; at least one of a carnauba or a modified polyethylene wax; and hard filler particles having a hardness greater than 4 Mohs or more, thereby increasing the...

Company name: Ansell
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Monomers, polymers and articles containing the same from sugar derived compounds

Disclosed herein are monomers formed by reacting a sugar derived compound(s) comprising a lactone and two hydroxyls with a compound(s) comprising an isocyanate and an acrylate or methacrylate. Polymers formed from such monomers, and articles formed from the polymers are also disclosed.

Company name: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
Stabilized isocyanate group-containing ethylenically unsaturated compound

An object of the present invention is to improve the stability of an ethylenically unsaturated compound having an isocyanate group in the molecule by preventing a polymerization of the ethylenically unsaturated compound. The present invention relates to a stabilizing composition for an isocyanate group-containing ethylenically unsaturated compound,...

Company name: Showa Denko
Published On: Saturday May 30th, 2015

 
Cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, cardanol-modified filler, and cellulose resin composition

An exemplary embodiment provides a cardanol-modified silane coupling agent, which can improve strength and toughness by improving adhesion at an interface between a filler and a cellulose resin when being used as a surface-treatment agent, a resin additive, or the like; a cardanol-modified filler subjected to a surface treatment with the...

Company name: NEC Corporation
Published On: Friday May 29th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Detection of halogenated flame retardants in polyurethane foam by particle induced X-ray emission

A novel application of particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) has been developed to detect the presence of chlorinated and brominated flame retardant chemicals in polyurethane foams. Traditional Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) methods for the detection and identification of halogenated flame retardants in foams require extensive sample...

Company name: Hope College
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Isocyanate-Free Urethane Coating

Two-component polyurethane coatings are used in a wide variety of applications, including maintenance and protection of industrial infrastructure; agriculture, construction, and earthmoving equipment; automotive refinishing; and wood furniture, cabinetry, and joinery. These coating systems offer excellent weather-ability, toughness, chemical...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Wednesday May 27th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
Development of Poly(urethane esteramide) Coatings from Pongamia glabra Oil as Anticorrosive...

In this study, ethylene glycol polyesteramide (Eg-PEA) was synthesized from N,N-bis (2-hydroxy ethyl) pongamia oil fatty amide and ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid (EGTA) through condensation polymerization. It was further modified by toluene 2,4-diisocynate in different wt.% (20, 25, 30, and 35) to obtain urethane-modified polyesteramide...

Company name: King Saud University
Published On: Monday June 01st, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FILMS
Abrasion resistance of waterborne polyurethane films incorporated with PU/silica hybrids

We describe polyurethane (PU)/silica hybrids (PSHs) prepared through hydrolysis and condensation reactions of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) with or without methyltriethoxysilane (MTES) in the presence of polyurethane dispersion, which were subsequently incorporated into waterborne polyurethane (WPU) to prepare composites. The effects of the solid mass...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Tuesday May 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE>> BUOYANCY FOAM
Properties of LAST-A-FOAM R-3300 Submersible Buoyancy Foam

LAST-A-FOAM R-3300 hydrostatic pressure-resistant foam from General Plastics has a closed cell structure that is designed to resist water penetration This therefore allows the material to provide buoyancy underwater to depths of; 1200ft when uncoated, and 2400ft when coated.The easy-to-machine, semi-submersible foam is used as a core material in...

Company name: General Plastics Manufacturing
Published On: Thursday May 28th, 2015

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Carbon dioxide, a cheap bio-sourced building block for cyclic carbonates and non-isocyanate...

Due to concerns about global warming combined with the decrease of fossil resources, new carbon feedstocks that are abundant, renewable, non-toxic, inexpensive and environmentally friendly must be explored to produce chemicals. Besides the valorization of bio-based raw materials, the chemical transformation of carbon dioxide into added-value...

Company name: University of Liege
Published On: Monday June 01st, 2015

 
 

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