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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTIOXIDANTS
Milliken's Milliguard AOX-1 Antioxidant Helps Auto Industry Meet Increasingly Stringent Vehicle...

Milliken & Company's Milliguard AOX-1 novel polymer-bound antioxidant for polyurethane (PU) addresses more-stringent environmental, health and safety requirements while delivering outstanding thermal stabilization performance at low loadings. It offers a unique solution for compliance with tougher vehicle indoor air quality standards - such as...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Foam Supplies, Inc. Expands to Meet Increased Demand for ecomate Non-HFC Foam Blowing Agent

Foam Supplies, Inc., a leading polyurethane foam systems supplier and producer of the patented ecomate EPA SNAP approved foam blowing agent, recently announced plans to add more than 50,000 square feet of new production and warehousing space. The expansion is in response to the already increased demand for ecomate , as well as the anticipated...

Company name: Foam Supplies
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
BASF increases prices for Neopentylglycol in Europe

BASF is increasing the prices of the polyalcohol neopentylglycol (NPG) with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit by 80 €/mt in Europe.Neopentylglycol (NPG) is a high-quality intermediate used, for example, to produce polyester resins for coatings, unsaturated polyester resins, lubricants and plasticizers.

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Toluene Diisocyanate Market Is Expected to Hit US$ 10.27 Bn in 2023

Toluene diisocyanate is the key raw material used in the production of polyurethane products. These products are used in a broad range of applications across the globe. Commercially available toluene diisocyanate products include flexible foam, rigid foam, coatings, adhesives & sealants, and elastomers. In terms of volume, flexible foam accounted...

Company name: Transparency Market Research
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Start-up of a 2nd line for Duranate™ in China

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has completed the construction of a 2nd line at its plant in China for Duranate™ hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)-based polyisocyanate, a hardener for non-yellowing polyurethane automotive coatings and many other applications. Commercial operation of the 2nd line began in May 2015.Developed with original technology, Duranate™...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube develops environmentally-resistant polyurethane resins for LED lighting manufacturers

Electro-chemicals specialist Electrolube has launched two new protective and decorative polyurethane resins that will be of particular interest to LED lighting manufacturers.The first of these - UR5634 - is a two-part, semi-rigid, optically clear polyurethane resin that achieves a water-white transparency, ideal for LED potting applications. This...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
BCF unveils video to promote coatings industry to chemistry graduates

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has unveiled a new video to help recruit the next generation of talent for the Coatings Industry, which was made in conjunction with CEPE, the European Coatings Association.A Future in Colour" is a short video with a strong message - there are real career opportunities in the Coatings Industry for chemistry...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
PPG Architectural Coatings honored by CIO Magazine as CIO 100 Award winner

IDG's CIO Magazine announced PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada (USCA), as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100 Award. PPG was honored for development of a digital kiosk that aids consumers in selecting paint colors for home decor projects. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete launches white paper on dairy industry flooring guidelines

Flooring solutions company Flowcrete India has launched a whitepaper on common dairy industry flooring issues and solutions to support the message of the United Nations World Milk Day, which is observed on June 1 every year.According to a statement issued by Flowcrete, the day will highlight the importance of creating healthy dairy processing...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Supply Company Continues to Innovate

SprayWorks Equipment Group has released the third version of the Spraybot, named Spraybot Ultra. Spraybot Ultra is a spray foam and polyurea automated application machine designed to accurately spray foam and polyurea on roofs, interior/exterior buildings, waterproofing, bridges, and other structures. Operators have the ability to be trained on and...

Company name: SprayWorks Equipment Group
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
New No-Burn Commercial: Site-applying No-Burn Plus

With the release of No-Burn , Inc.'s new commercial, they are proud to showcase a product opportunity for their customers, trade partners and the company. The commercial expertly highlights many of the unique features No-Burn Plus offers, while covering technically-savvy facts regarding product application. Exhibiting the professional application...

Company name: No Burn
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Successful participation of OSV Technologiya company at PLASTPOL 2015

Last week in Kielce (Poland) there finished its work the International specialized exhibition of plastics and rubber PLASTPOL 2015 that took place on 26 - 29 May in the exhibition center Targi Kielce. At the exhibition our company presented the new modification of the specialized mixing and casting machine OSV S400 equiped with new ergonomic body....

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER>> CAST
Delivery of OSV M10 3K machine for casting MDI based polyurethane elastomers to the Czech Republic

Last week, for our clients from the Czech Republic OSV Technologiya technicians successfully completed their project for the production of the specialized mixing and casting machine OSV M10 3K for casting three-component hot casting polyurethane elastomers based on MDI. All works on design of the line, its production and adjustment were carried out...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
A.B.E. To Continue Growing This Year Despite Strong Competition

Despite strong competition, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals' sales growth in 2014 is expected to continue this year, driven by the launch of new products, inroads into Africa, and significant market share gains, says Norman Seymore, international vice-president of a.b.e.'s holding company, the Chryso Group.Locally, Seymore is CEO of both a.b.e. and...

Company name: a.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
Government's Chief Construction Adviser visits Senior Architectural Systems

Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser to the Government, has visited leading fenestration design and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems as part of his ongoing fact finding tour of the UK construction industry. Mr Hansford chairs the Government Construction Board, created to deliver the Government's Industrial Construction Strategy...

Company name: Senior Architectural Systems
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Icynene extends WSB Titan partnership into British Columbia

Canadian spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene today announced it has extended its longstanding distribution partnership with construction materials distributor, WSB Titan, to include British Columbia.WSB Titan will take two-pound, closed cell Icynene ProSeal and half-pound, open cell Icynene Classic to the market to meet the growing demand...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Bayer's material and process advancements for automotive interiors help automakers create...

Personalization is a significant trend in consumer design as people seek individualized experiences from the telephones in their pockets to the vehicles they drive. Automotive interior designers must feature improved functionality and an elegant, luxurious appearance.To appeal to consumers, automotive OEMs are seeking low-gloss, durable materials...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Lear's VP Global Seat Engineering on reinventing seat geometry for the autonomous car

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked to David Kazyak, Vice President, Global Seat Engineering, Lear Corporation about the use of alternative and advanced materials in seats, breathable fabric surfaces, carbon fibre seat frames as well as seating for the autonomous car.What are the...

Company name: Lear Corporation
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
Woodbridge AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort and Orthopedic Support Seat Cushioning Product Concept

Woodbridge AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort and Orthopedic Support Seat Cushioning Product ConceptIn alignment with the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) annual Automotive Engineering Exposition, The Woodbridge Group is announcing a significant game changing "Product Concept" called AdaptiPedic™ Signature Comfort and Orthopedic Support...

Company name: The Woodbridge Group
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CARDIAC-ASSIST DEVICES
The Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

The newest innovations in the cardiac rhythm management (CRM) market are about to electrify (forgive pun) heart surgery and the medical world. Potentially, leadless pacemakers can reduce surgical complications and recovery times. Cardiac pacemakers have been around for almost six decades, but their design has gone through little if any changes...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> 3D PRINTING
Researchers 3D Print 7-Foot-Tall Statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Out of Polyurethane Foam & Shaving...

Over the year and a half since we've launched 3DPrint.com I have seen some pretty innovative approaches taken within the 3D printing industry. From pancake printers to printing objects that are invisible to the naked eye, there certainly is no lack of creativity and innovation within the space.One recent project taken on by Eric Barnett and Clement...

Company name: Laval University
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Rydell introduces Rapplon elastic spreader belts for the food industry

Specialist belt supplier Rydell Industrial (Belting) Co , the exclusive Australian agent for Ammeraal Beltech conveyor and processing belting/ Rapplon flat transmission belting, is proud to introduce Rapplon elastic belts for the food industry.These homogenous high quality polyurethane Rapplon belts with excellent release properties are...

Company name: Rydell
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
New contract helps to keep things cool as things Hot Up at The Home of Foam

Foam Techniques Ltd announces the signing of a significant multi-year deal to supply insulation products to a world leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high efficiency cooling solutions.The contract to supply product from the company's range of high quality Acoustic and Thermal insulation products provides further new business for the...

Company name: Foam Techniques
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Huntsman Names New President of Performance Products Division

Huntsman Corporation today announced that Monte Edlund will succeed Stu Monteith as president of Huntsman's Performance Products division (HPP), effective July 1.Most recently vice president for the Americas region in Huntsman's Advanced Materials division, Edlund joined Huntsman with the acquisition of the Rexene Corporation and has been a senior...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
Yost inducted posthumously into Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) announced the posthumous induction of Charles A. Yost into the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame during its spring General Business Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.Yost was recognised for his work in developing viscoelastic foam, commonly known as memory foam. During the mid-1960's, Yost was...

Company name: the Polyurethane Foam Association
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
Huber new President of Bayer MaterialScience China

Bayer MaterialScience, a world's leading supplier of high-tech polymers today announced the appointment of Steffan Huber as the President of Bayer MaterialScience Greater China, effective 1st April, 2015, in a move to speed up shaping the future of the public-to-be company.Huber, 50, has been working in Bayer for more than 25 years and was until...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience China
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
Icynene announces new Chief Financial Officer

Spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Sommers, who joins the company's executive management team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sommers assumes responsibility for the spray foam manufacturer's internal and external financial responsibilities globally.Mr. Sommers brings more than 20 years of...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
New Scott Bader Group CEO Appointed

Scott Bader has appointed Jean-Claude Pierre as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking over from Philip Bruce who retires at the end of June this year, after 10 years in the role and 41 years in the chemical industry. Jean-Claude officially starts on the 15th June and will take full control of the business; he will be located at Scott...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
Green chemist who found substitutes for harmful materials

Prof Richard Wool, who has died aged 67, emigrated to the United States after graduating from UCC in l969 and went on to become an internationally renowned scientist at the cutting edge of green chemistry.In the forefront of academic research in biomolecular engineering, he developed radically new methods of using benign substances such as...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
New Canadian instructors for Urethane Supply Company's nitrogen plastic welding I-CAR course

Urethane Supply Company has announced two new instructors in Canada who are able to deliver the new I-CAR Industry Training Alliance course on plastic repair. "Introduction to Nitrogen Plastic Welding" is a three-hour course delivered in the customer's shop for up to three technicians. Each technician gets hands-on training with five common bumper...

Company name: Urethane Supply
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
PPG appoints Holliday to lead HC-PFP coatings group

PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced today it has appointed Richard Holliday as global director, hydrocarbon passive fire protection (HC-PFP) coatings. Holliday succeeds Paul Greigger, who has retired after 36 years of service.Holliday, a mechanical and offshore engineer by training, has been in the oil, gas and...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
Tempur Sealy Names Jon L. Luther As Director

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world's largest bedding provider, today announced that its Board of Directors has voted to elect Jon L. Luther to the Board of Directors and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Luther will also serve on the CEO Search Committee formed by the Board of Directors to...

Company name: Tempur Sealy
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Electrolube Announce Ownership of State-Of-The-Art Premises

Electrolube, part of HK Wentworth Ltd and an established manufacturer of electro-chemicals, is expanding and positioning itself for continued growth with the purchase of the company's global headquarters and UK factory. The company had initially leased the 62,000 sq. ft. premises on their relocation to the high-tech facilities situated in Ashby...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Friday June 05th, 2015

 
Bauder welcomed into BRUFMA membership

The start of June has seen another new member come on board at BRUFMA. Bauder are a well recognised and respected insulation manufacturer in Europe and in the UK are specialists in a variety of specialist roofing applications.Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director for Bauder in the UK said "As a major producer of high quality PIR insulation it makes...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
Impianti OMS at the 2nd National Conference on Rigid Polyurethane

On May 26th, 2015 IMPIANTI OMS took part to the 2nd National Conference on Rigid Polyurethane "To Know Polyurethane". The intensive program in the vast world of manufacturing technologies and application of polyurethane took place in Bologna, in the Zanhotel CentergrossThe day of discussion and update involved industries producing raw materials,...

Company name: OMS Group
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Production starts rolling off the very latest CNC Machine at Foam Techniques

Foam Techniques Ltd, the leading manufacturer of flexible foam and rubber products has now taken delivery of the very latest CNC Horizontal Profile cutting machine.This latest investment in plant and equipment forms part of the company's ongoing commitment to both existing and potential customers, ensuring that Foam Techniques to lead the way in...

Company name: Foam Techniques
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Huntsman reorganizes PN manufacturing site

Huntsman's manufacturing site in Port Neches is moving from a divisional site to a corporate operation facility.The reorganization of Huntsman's largest single manufacturing facility - which will report directly into corporate manufacturing excellence and be known as Port Neches Operations - was announced on Wednesday."Our Port Neches site is the...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Vitafoam targets yearly 20% growth in turnover, PBT to increase footprint in West African sub-region

POISED to increase shareholders' value and boost profitability, Vitafoam Plc has pledged its commitment to grow its turnover and Profit Before Tax (PBT) by 20 per cent on an annual basis.Besides, the company has concluded plans to expand its business activities across West African Sub-regions.The Acting Group Managing Director of the company, Taiwo...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
Supreme Court To Decide Whether To Hear Four High-Stakes Cases Asking When A Suit May Be Litigated...

The Supreme Court will decide before the end of this Term whether to hear any or all of four important cases that raise recurring questions of class action law that have sharply divided the lower courts. These cases address questions that we have blogged about before (e.g., here and here): whether a class full of uninjured members may be certified,...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

 
Rubberlite goes right where smokestack industries went wrong

American industries, including some that once dominated the Huntington economy, did themselves in with business practices that worked against their long-term interests, says the president of one of Huntington's recent successful startups.That's why Rubberlite Inc. uses management strategies developed by author and management consultant William...

Company name: Rubberlite Inc
Published On: Tuesday June 02nd, 2015

 
TSE Contract Manufacturing of Specialty Chemicals & PUR's: Delivering Peace of Mind

At TSE, we make hard things look easy, like contract manufacturing of specialty chemicals. Consistent, reliable, contract manufacturing of quality products, delivered on-spec, on-time, and on budget, every time is hard. It takes hard work. It takes total commitment. It takes the right processes developed from decades of contract manufacturing...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Monday June 01st, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Hydrochlorofluoroolefin blowing agent compositions

The use of a composition as an agent for blowing a projected biocomponent polyurethane foam, said composition including 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and/or 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and at least one additional compound chosen from hydrochlorofluoroolefins, hydrofluoroolefins, hydrochloroolefins, hydrofluorocarbons,...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Solid pigment preparations containing water-soluble surface-active polyurethane-base additives

Solid pigment preparations comprising as essential constituents (A) from 60% to 95% by weight of at least one pigment, (B) from 2.5% to 35% by weight of at least one water-soluble surface-active additive based on polyurethanes and (C) from 2.5% to 35% by weight of at least one nonionic water-soluble surface-active additive (C1) based on polyethers...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polyols derived from a vegetable oil using an oxidation process

A method for producing a vegetable oil-derived polyol having increased hydroxyl functionality by reacting a vegetable oil with an oxidizing agent in the presence of an organometallic catalyst is provided. The resulting higher functionality polyols derived from vegetable oil produced by the process are also provided. Also provided is a method for...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Process for the production of aliphatic isocyanates

The present invention is an aliphatic or cycloaliphatic isocyanate obtained form a process comprising the steps of reacting an aliphatic or cycloaliphatic primary amine, with phosgene in the presence of an inert solvent, wherein the initial reaction temperature is between 100 and 130.degree. C. and the temperature is subsequently ramped to 150 to...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Advanced epoxy resin compositions

An epoxy resin composition of the following chemical structure: ##STR00001## where n is a number from 1 to about 3000; each m independently has a value of 0 or 1; each R.sup.0 is independently --H or --CH.sub.3; each R.sup.1 is independently --H or a C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 alkylene radical (saturated divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon radical), Ar is a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Polyurethane resin adhesion pigment, pigment dispersion composition and inkjet ink composition

A pigment that exhibits excellent image density, dispersibility, storage stability, and resolubility, and forms an ink film that exhibits marker resistance and rubfastness is provided. A polyurethane resin-bonded pigment is produced by bringing (I) a pigment having a surface acidic group into contact with (II) a water-dispersible polyurethane resin...

Company name: Tokai Carbon
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> TPU
Thermoplastic resin composition

A thermoplastic resin composition obtained by mixing 100 parts by weight of at least one thermoplastic resin (A) with 0.1 to 4 parts by weight of (B) a polyfunctional compound having three or more functional groups in which at least one of the terminal structures having the functional groups is a structure represented by formula (1): ##STR00001##...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Hydrolysable linkers and cross-linkers for absorbable polymers

The present invention relates to the discovery of new class of linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers and cross linkers for use in the synthesis of biodegradable polymers such as, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides, polyureas and degradable epoxy amine resin. The linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers of the present invention include...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Highly insulating polyurethane foam and method for manufacturing same

The rigid polyurethane foam includes thermally expandable fine particles disposed between two or more adjacent cells, so as to be exposed to the inside and/or the outside of a unit cell, and a filler which is dispersed on the surface of the thermally expandable fine particles and/or on the inner and/or outer surfaces of the unit cell. The cells of...

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions thereof

A polyester-carbamate polymer and coating compositions containing the polymer are provided. The polyester-carbamate polymer preferably includes a polyester-carbamate backbone and one or more blocked isocyanate groups. A coating composition is provided that preferably includes the polyester-carbamate polymer and a thermoplastic dispersion. In a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Composition having a reduced exotherm in actinic curing of urethane (meth)acrylate oligomers on...

A nail coating composition having a reduced exotherm during actinic curing of the coating on a nail. The composition may include a curable resin, a monomer, a photoinitiator, a chemical filter capable of absorbing ultraviolet (UV) light and reducing exotherm, and an additive.

Company name: O P I Products
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Water-based coating compositions

Water-based coating compositions comprise a water-dilutable polyurethane hybrid binder, obtained by polymerization of a polyurethane macromonomer, containing a lateral and/or terminal vinyl group, in the presence of an unsaturated monomer copolymerizable with the polyurethane macromonomer, optionally a curing agent, and a pigment. The polyurethane...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Water-dispersible polyurethane polymer

A water-dispersible polyurethane polymer useful in coating applications preferably includes a backbone having urethane linkages and at least one cycloaliphatic group having a closed aliphatic ring structure. Ethylenically unsaturated groups are preferably provided on the polyurethane polymer.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition and production method thereof

An adhesive composition contains a polyurethane-polyolefin complex composed of a polyurethane having a first functional group and a polyolefin having a second functional group that reacts with the first functional group. The polyurethane and the polyolefin is bound by a reaction between the first functional group and the second functional group.

Company name: Auto Chemical Industry
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Method for improving adhesion of polyurethane adhesive to polyester based laminate without surface...

Disclosed is a composite laminate made from unsaturated polyester resin that can be bonded using polyurethane adhesive without secondary treatment of the composite laminate and with improved bond strength and failure mode. Also disclosed are methods of making such composite laminates.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> GLASS BONDING
Dual cure adhesive useful for bonding to glass

The present invention is a composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers; b) one or more compounds containing a cycloaliphatic tertiary amine; c) one or more compounds containing a peroxide group; and d) one or more acrylate containing components. The system can be used in the form of a two part adhesive or in the form of...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Halogen-free flame retardant TPU with very high LOI

The present invention relates to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions, and more particularly to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions comprising non-halogen flame retardants. The TPU compositions are useful for applications where high flame performance, and optionally low smoke properties, as well as high...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Powdery composition comprising thermoplastic polyurethane and use thereof

The invention relates to a powdery composition for use in the layer by layer manufacturing of three-dimensional molded bodies. The composition comprises at least one powder made of an aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and is characterized in that the TPU powder has a melting temperature of less than 135.degree. C. and a melting viscosity...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Composite panel with solid polyurethane binder, and process for manufacture

The embodiments of the invention are directed to a composite material comprising a fiber reinforcing material, a binder resin and polyurethane foam particles. Other embodiments are related to a process for manufacturing a composite material comprising a fiber reinforcing material, a binder resin and polyurethane foam particles, the method...

Company name: Mobius Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Tyre, the inner wall of which has a layer of specific polyurethane foam

The inner wall of a pneumatic tyre, in the vulcanized state, provided with a layer of polyurethane foam, characterized in that the polyurethane is based on a diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), in particular 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and on a polyol having an ethylene oxide content of greater than 50% (% by weight). This specific...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Polyurethane foam for seat pad

A foam-molded polyurethane foam for a seat pad, particularly for a vehicle, that reduces both shakiness and stress relaxation is provided. The polyurethane foam contains a foaming liquid containing (A) a polyol, (B) a polyisocyanate, (C) water and (D) a catalyst. The polyol (A) contains from 40 to 50% by mass of (a-1) a polyether polyol having a...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Polymer cover layer for golf club face

A golf club head, comprising a striking surface having an outer cover layer comprising a polyurethane or polyurea having a material Shore D hardness of 40 to 70, a layer thickness of 0.2 to 0.6 mm, and a flexural modulus of 5 to 110 kpsi.

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Golf balls having a multi-layered core with a thermoset rubber center

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and cover of at least one layer are provided. In one preferred embodiment, a five-piece ball is formed. The center of the core is made of a thermoset rubber material. Three intermediate layers of thermoplastic material enclose the center. The outer cover layer is made of a composition...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Golf balls having multi-layered covers based on aromatic and aliphatic polyurethanes

Golf balls having multi-layered covers are provided. The cover includes an inner cover layer made of an ionomer composition; an intermediate cover layer made of an aromatic polyurethane composition; and outer cover layer made of an aliphatic polyurethane composition, wherein the total thickness of the multi-layered cover is no greater than 0.110...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Solid golf ball

The invention provides a solid golf ball which has a core of at least one layer and a cover of at least one layer. At least one layer of the core is formed primarily of polybutadiene and includes at least 0.05 part by weight each of (I) a rubber powder obtained by granulating a rubber material containing acrylic acid or a metal salt of acrylic acid...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Carbon cord for reinforced rubber products and the products

A treated carbon fiber tensile cord for use in power transmission belts, hose, tires or other reinforced rubber products and the resulting product, which includes carbon fibers which are coated with a polymeric layer deposited and polymerized at atmospheric pressure in a plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition process. A suitable polymeric layer...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE FOAM
Foam furniture molded around a core with a lumbar support protrusion

A foam seating article includes an outer foam layer molded around an inner core of molded foam or expanded polystyrene that includes a lumbar support protrusion. The lumbar support protrusion has a convex outer surface disposed inside the seat back area of the outer foam layer and that is not visible on the outer contour of the seat back area. The...

Company name: Zinus
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Foam furniture molded around a rigid foam core

A foam seating article includes an outer layer of molded foam surrounding a solid inner core of molded foam or expanded polystyrene. The rigid foam of the inner core is made from polyurethane polyol and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI). The inner core has a hardness greater than 25 Shore A and a density less than two pounds per cubic foot. The...

Company name: Zinus
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Oxazolidone ring containing vinyl ester resin and products therefrom

A process comprising contacting a) an epoxy resin; b) an adduct comprising at least one oxazolidone ring prepared from a multifunctional epoxy resin and an isocyanate compound; and c) an unsaturated acid to form a vinyl ester, is disclosed.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
Process for preparing derivatized polysaccharides

The invention relates to a process for preparing a polysaccharide derivative, comprising the steps of: (a) contacting at least one polysaccharide with at least one polysaccharide swelling agent at a temperature of at most 70.degree. C.; and (b) subsequently, contacting the product of step (a) with at least one aromatic isocyanate; thereby preparing...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Thursday June 04th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES
Preparation and properties of isocyanate prepolymer/corn starch adhesive

Utilizing corn starch as a main raw material to prepare starch adhesive, polyvinyl alcohol, borax, and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) were added in the preparation process. Because of the poor water resistance of native starch adhesive, an isocyanate prepolymer as a cross-linking agent was synthesized and added to improve its water resistance....

Company name: Northeast Forestry University
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Effect of 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane on Solvent Resistance, Thermal Stability, and Mechanical...

A two-component waterborne polyurethane (2K-WPU) was obtained by the reaction between a hydroxyl-component waterborne polyurethane and a hydrophilically modified polyisocyanate. A hydroxyl-component waterborne polyurethane with a cross-link structure of Si-O-Si groups was synthesized by means of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) and...

Company name: Tianjin Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> BONE & CARTILAGE
Development of porous polyurethane/strontium‐substituted hydroxyapatite composites for bone...

Polyurethane (PU) has been widely used for the biomedical applications but its potential for bone regeneration is limited due to its lack of osteoconductive properties. Strontium substituted hydroxyapatite (SrHA) particles, on the other hand, are known to exhibit a positive effect on bone formation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to (i)...

Company name: Radboud University Medical Center
Published On: Monday June 08th, 2015

 
 

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