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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Velox to offer water-based additives in Sweden

Velox, a marketing company and distributor of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries, headquartered in Hamburg, announced its partnership with the Dutch company Addapt Chemicals BV.Velox will be distributing Addapt's additives which are especially produced for a wide variety of mainly...

Company name: Velox
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
Is phthalate alternative really safe?

A commonly used plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, might not be as safe as initially thought. According to a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, DINCH exerts...

Company name: McGill University
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Huber Strengthens Halogen-Free Fire Retardant Portfolio With Safire™ Technology Acquisition

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, announces it has acquired the Safire™ nitrogen and phosphorus fire retardant technology from Floridienne Group and Catena Additives (100% subsidiary of Floridienne). Huber's goal is to take the patented Safire™ technology, integrate it within its existing halogen-free...

Company name: Huber Engineered Materials
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Capa Lactide 8000 Series: for High-Performance Products with Reduced Carbon Footprints

Perstorp Holding AB, Malmo, Sweden, has unveiled a new range of Capa Lactide copolymer polyols. The three new diols and one triol provide polyurethane formulators with increased opportunities to create high performance products with reduced carbon footprints. Capa 8000 series grades can be used in a broad range of polyurethane coating...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Thursday June 18th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Lubrizol Expands European Formulations and Applications Center of Excellence

The Lubrizol Corp.'s Performance Coatings business announced an expansion at one of its European Formulations & Applications Centers of Excellence in Blackley, UK. In addition to a formulations and applications technical team, the Blackley facility also comprises research and development of hyperdispersants and is a central location for all...

Company name: Lubrizol Performance Coatings
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
AkzoNobel supplies protective coatings for major North Sea wind farm

One of the largest clean energy projects in Europe is benefiting from coatings technology supplied by AkzoNobel. The company's products are helping to protect the Gode Wind offshore wind farm near the German North Sea coast.AkzoNobel is supplying products from its International protective coatings range for the wind turbine foundation transition...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Bayer plastics chief wants to grow coatings business

The plastics division of German drugmaker Bayer, which is to become a separately listed company by mid-2016, will seek to boost growth mainly at its coatings business, the smallest of its three units.We've actively managed our portfolio in coatings over the years. That is something we continue to do, said Patrick Thomas, the head of Bayer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
San Francisco Bay Area Roofing Contractor Receives National Spray Foam Roofing Award From SPFA

Congratulations to Wedge Roofing, winner of the 2015 National Contractor Excellence Award for Foam Roof Less than 40,000 square feet.This Marin County Spray Foam Roofing project is an example of spray foam's unique performance, applicability and appeal, in this case at a 3,200 square-foot historic residence in San Rafael, Calif. The material...

Company name: Wedge Roofing
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Insulation in Puerto Rico Raises Indoor Air Quality Concerns

The use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in residential and commercial properties in Puerto Rico has grown in recent years. SPF offers excellent insulating properties and has the ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and works well to reduce airborne sounds coming through walls, floors and ceilings. The U.S....

Company name: Zimmetry Environmental
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
Improving Indoor Air Quality with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? The place where you think you and your family are the safest could actually be putting your health and comfort at risk. The key to having quality indoor air and an energy-efficient home is minimizing air movement in and out of the house. That's where low VOC, low...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
When is the Best Time for Spray Foam Installation

There's always a time and a place for specific services to be done and that includes installing spray foam insulation. So when is the best time for Spray Foam Installation? The right time for spray foam installation is typically when you're able to notice the biggest difference in how much energy you're using in your home for heating or cooling....

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
Touch 'n Seal Reveals the Top Five Low-Pressure Spray Foam Applications

As the size of an insulation project decreases, so does the feasibility of using high-pressure spray foam; it's an inherent characteristic of operating a high-pressure system. Between overhead costs, prep work, setup, shutdown, labor, and maintenance, high-pressure rigs are generally limited to medium and large-scale projects. However, there are...

Company name: Spray Foam Magazine
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
New NCFI Polyurethanes Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Passes Appendix X Testing

The US company's new SealiteTM OCX Next Generation Open-Cell SPF Insulation meets or exceeds IBC and IRC requirements for installation in attics and crawlspaces without additional ignition barriers.According to Mitch Clifton, Director of Sales at NCFI, It's the most exciting new product our scientists have developed in the last decade. OCX will...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
Axalta Introduces Ganicin 2.8 ZR-U Zinc-rich Polyurethane Primer For General Industrial Use.

To help protect your assets in environments where high levels of corrosion protection are needed, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to introduce Ganicin, a zinc-rich, corrosion-resistant coating system for the general industrial segment.Ganicin is a new industrial product line that...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Henkel expands adhesives production

Henkel Russia opened a new dry building mixes plant in the Novosibirsk region on June 16. With the new production site, Henkel is moving closer to the growing number of customers in the Siberian and Far East regions of Russia. Regional Governor Vladimir Gorodetsky, Henkel Russia President Sergey Bykovskih and General Director of Henkel Bautechnik...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Innovative Polymers Upgrades Family of High-performance Polyurethanes

The InnoTuf HP-2100 family of ultra-durable, room-temperature processable polyurethanes has been expanded to better serve customer and industry requirements. As with all Innovative Polymers' products, InnoTuf formulations are mercury-free and contain neither MOCA nor free-TDI.Tough HP-2100 series polyurethanes are specially designed to resist...

Company name: Innovative Polymers
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Special offer - Modified version of the second hand Canon machine is available for sale from OSV...

We introduce you Cannon mixing and dosing machine for processing of different polyurethane foams. The machine is available for delivery from OSV Technologiya stock.Last week OSV Technologiya engineers successfully finished their project for the restoration and modification of the classical model of second hand Canon mixing and dosing machine. All...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Polyurethane Balls comply with food-contact regulations

Precision Plastic Ball, the leading supplier of precision grade balls, announced the release of their new product- premium-grade polyurethane balls.The properties of premium-grade polyurethane balls offer a phenomenal improvement over commonly available rubber balls. For your sifting or grading process, our new polyurethane screen cleaning balls...

Company name: Precision Plastic Ball
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING INSULATION
County wins $23K grant to improve energy efficiency

The Rutherford County government won a $23,010 grant to make the Emergency Management Agency building more energy efficient, the state announced Monday."The project will consist of a major lighting retrofit and replacing the existing 10-year-old roof with a polyurethane roof foam application," states a media release from the Tennessee Department of...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Top Benefits to Using Spray Foam in Your Roof

Roofs and spray foam are not enemies, contrary to some web pundits. When you're considering applying foam spray insulation in the upper reaches of your home, the main question you must answer is what you need to achieve to make sure the spray is applied properly.Energy Savings with Spray FoamSpray foam has a higher energy savings rating than its...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulate your home with Burlington Insul-Tech

Burlington Insul-Tech offers many options to keep your home comfortable and to cut back on your energy use and expenses.To make some dramatic cuts to your energy costs, consider getting Burlington Insul-Tech to install their closed cell polyurethane spray foam insulation in your home. Helping you both keep your home warm when it's cold out and cold...

Company name: Burlington Insul-Tech
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
Increase your home's performance by adding spray foam insulation

Most homeowners know that letting moisture get out of control inside their homes is a bad idea. Too much moisture contributes to a long list of problems, including but not limited to wood rot, peeling and chipping paint, structural weakness and unattractive water spots. Even more troubling is the tendency for excess moisture to create indoor...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Vitafoam Begins Mass Production of Sandwich Panels for Construction Industry

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is set to commence mass production of sandwich panels for the construction industry, following installation of continuous panel production plant. Chairman, Board of Directors, Vitafoam, Dr. Bamidele Makanjuola, said this at the Annual General Meeting for the financial year ended, September 30, 2014.Makanjuola said that the...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
New Developments for the Automotive Industry

ContiTech Vibration Control has developed two new products for use in the automotive industry. Thanks to new materials or material combinations, they help to improve components in passenger cars further.The new developments include a protective gaiter for premium-class passenger cars. Attached inside the wheel arch, it protects the elements of the...

Company name: ContiTech
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
Collaboration to develop lightweight solutions

A leading West Midlands automotive components manufacturer has formed a collaboration with another local engineering company to develop advanced lightweight solutions for the automotive industry.The Autins Group, which manufactures lightweight insulation products for a range of vehicles including the Jaguar Land Rover XE and Evoque models, has...

Company name: Thermotec Plastics
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Eurofoam at FachPack 2015

The packaging industry will meet from 29 September to 1 October 2015 at Nuremberg's Exhibition Centre in Germany. The trade fair covers all aspects of packaging and focuses on relevant developments. This is the first year that Eurofoam will be taking part in FachPack, one of Europe's most important trade fairs for packaging materials,...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Foamlinx LLC Invests in Large CNC Routers to Support the Growing Demand for Prototyping Services

Foamlinx LLC, one of the leading manufacturers of CNC foam cutting machinery in California is extending its services to include foam prototyping for various types of industries, to assist companies in designing new products, in implementing changes to existing products and in pre-production evaluation. Foamlinx has invested in new machinery...

Company name: Foamlinx
Published On: Thursday June 18th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
New flame retardant hoses for the automotive industry

NORRES Schlauchtechnik has just introduced two new hose products: flame-retardant hoses for the automotive industry - the AIRDUC PUR 352 SE RAILWAY and the AIRDUC PUR 352 SE RAILWAY PLUS, and these immediately supplement the NORRES range of polyurethane hose products of the manufacturer from Schalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Both these certified...

Company name: Norres Schlauchtechnik
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
Straight into foam @ interzum 2015 in Cologne, Germany

interzum is the world's leading industry event for the furniture production, interiors and mattress industries. This year alone over 1,560 exhibitors from 57 countries took part in the trade fair held in Cologne, Germany. Eurofoam also attended, presenting itself to international trade visitors from 5 to 8 May, 2015. For the first time all five...

Company name: Eurofoam
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Arsenal Capital Partners Completes Sale of Royal Adhesives And Sealants to American Securities

Arsenal Capital Partners announced today that it has completed the sale of portfolio company Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC ("Royal" or the "Company"), a leading producer of proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants, to American Securities LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Tim Zappala, a Partner who co-heads...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
American Securities Completes Acquisition of Royal Adhesives and Sealants

American Securities LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm, today announced its acquisition of Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC in partnership with the Company's management team. Royal is a leading producer of proprietary, high-performance adhesives and sealants. The Company was majority owned by Arsenal Capital Partners. Financial terms of the...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
Growing success - Inoac USA specializes in helping its clients become industry leaders with its...

Many companies manufacture products that limit them to a single market, but at INOAC USA, President and CEO Chuck Little says, "We're a little different from the rest." And that difference is reflected in its corporate philosophy: "Rather than raising a single tree, INOAC intends to create a beautiful forest comprised of many trees of varying...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
Solvay Begins Alkoxylation Production at Plants in Europe and Asia

Solvay has started production at its two new large-scale and "on-pipe" alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and in Singapore. Both units are located in integrated petrochemical hubs and receive ethylene oxide via dedicated pipelines, providing a secure supply of this key raw material for a wide range of specialty surfactants by...

Company name: Solvay
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Rim Polymers Foray into Mexico & Latin America

Rim Polymers team made several trips to Mexico City recently as part of our business growth plan to penetrate the Latin America market after cementing our pole-position in Asia!Mexico is the largest manufacturing country in Latin America, covering a total land area of 1.96 million sq km (Our little red dot is only 712 sq km). In the Latin America...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
KAMPF rates the Chinaplas'15 extremely positively

This year the Chinaplas 2015 show took place in the Southern Chinese city Guangzhou from May 20 to 23. This four day event was declared a great success by its organizers. Compared to previous years, the number of visitors had risen again significantly - with more than a quarter of the visitors coming from overseas. The KAMPF booth at the Chinaplas...

Company name: Kampf
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
U.S. court filing indicates Dow settlement talks over $1 billion price-fixing judgment

Dow Chemical Co and plaintiffs that won a $1.06 billion judgment against the company over claims it artificially inflated polyurethane prices indicated in a Supreme Court filing on Monday they were settling the case but then abruptly backtracked.Both sides now say no settlement has been reached.Lawyers for Dow and for the companies that sued the...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
Horizon 2020 kick-starts Bio-based industries in Europe with €50 million

The first ten projects of the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a partnership between the EU and industry, will get underway with a total of €50 million from Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme, and a further €28 million from the industry. This is thanks to the signature of the grant agreements finalised today (15...

Company name: The Bio-based Industries Consortium
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
Molded Dimensions Inc Named TOP WORKPLACES

On Friday, June 12th 2015, Molded Dimensions, Inc., was honored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of the Top Workplaces in southeast Wisconsin. This is the fourth year in a row MDI has earned this esteemed award.Several months ago, MDI employees were surveyed. It is from the workplace survey responses that MDI was chosen as a Top Workplaces...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Tuesday June 16th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Senior Architectural Systems Appoints Technical Director

Leading fenestration designer and supplier Senior Architectural Systems has appointed Mark Wheatley to the board as technical director. After joining the company in 2007, for the last four years Mark has managed the technical department and been instrumental in the design and development of Senior's innovative product range. In particular Mark...

Company name: Senior Architectural Systems
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
Dr. Frank Stieler appointed new CEO of KraussMaffei Group

On 16 June 2015 Dr. Frank Stieler has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KraussMaffei Group GmbH. Effective 27 July 2015, Stieler will succeed Jan Siebert, who has led the group since January 2012, and who is leaving at his own request."Dr. Stieler is a charismatic leader with an outstanding track record of more than twenty years of...

Company name: KraussMaffei
Published On: Wednesday June 17th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS
Novel carbodiimide-containing compositions and method for the production and use thereof

The invention relates to novel carbodiimide-containing compositions, to a process for preparation thereof and to the use thereof in thermoplastic polyurethanes, polyurethane elastomers, PU adhesives. PU casting resins or PU foams.

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Polyurethaneureas or polyureas

This invention relates to polyurethane/polyureas with improved catalysis and to a process for the preparation of these polyurethane/polyureas. These materials comprise the reaction product of (A) a (cyclo)aliphatic polyisocyanate or (cyclo)aliphatic polyisocyanate prepolymer, with (B) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising at least one...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> REINFORCEMENTS
Reinforcing fibers and their use for concrete reinforcement

The present invention relates to, a sizing composition for reinforcing glass fiber strands, which comprises a silane coupling agent, a polyurethane film-forming agent including a blocked isocyanate and water. The invention also relates to glass fiber strands onto which the sizing composition has been applied, and to concrete reinforced with said...

Company name: OCV Intellectual Capital
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Aliphatic polyester polyols from cyclohexane oxidation byproduct streams as precursors for...

The invention provides polyester polyol compositions and resin blends, useful as components of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate polymers, produced from cyclohexane oxidation reaction byproducts, such as water extracts and non-volatile distillation residues from the reaction. Such byproducts of industrial processes for preparation of adipic acid...

Company name: Invista North America
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanate production process using composition containing carbamic acid ester and aromatic hydroxy...

An object of the present invention is to provide an isocyanate production process, which is free of the various problems found in the prior art, and which uses a composition containing a carbamic acid ester and an aromatic hydroxy compound when producing isocyanate without using phosgene, as well as a carbamic acid ester composition for...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Polyurethane / polyureas

This invention relates to polyurethane/polyureas. These polyurethane/polyurea materials comprise the reaction product of (A) a polyisocyanate prepolymer having an NCO group content of about 4 to about 30% and an average functionality of 1.8 to 6, and (B) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising at least one aromatic diamine compound. The (A)...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Aliphatic polycarbonate-polyurethane composition and aliphatic polycarbonate-polyurethane resin

Provided are an aliphatic polycarbonate-polyurethane composition and an aliphatic polycarbonate-polyurethane polymer using the same.

Company name: SK innovation
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Dual-cure compositions useful for coating metal substrates and processes using the compositions

A film-forming composition capable of undergoing dual cure, comprising: (1) a resin component comprising at least one polyepoxide; and (2) a radiation-curable diluent comprising a reaction product of a composition comprising: (a) a partially capped polyisocyanate; and (b) an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having active hydrogen functional groups...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Polymeric pigment systems and methods

A composition useful as an inkjet ink is described as well as methods of making the composition. The composition includes a pigment and a polymer and the polymer may include a polyurethane. The composition exhibits properties that make it useful in thermal and piezo inkjet applications.

Company name: Cabot Corporation
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Storage stable adhesion promoter compositions for cyclic olefin resin compositions

This invention relates to compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of resin compositions to substrate materials. More particularly, the invention relates to compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of ROMP compositions to substrate materials using an adhesion promoter composition, where the adhesion promoter composition...

Company name: Materia Inc
Published On: Sunday June 21st, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> CONTROL RELEASE
Hydrophilic polyurethane compositions

This disclosure relates to a controlled-release composition containing a water-swellable linear polymer together with an active agent. The water-swellable linear polymer is obtained by reacting together: (a) a polyethylene oxide of number average molecular weight less than or equal to 4000 g/mol; (b) an aliphatic diol; and (c) a difunctional...

Company name: Ferring
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Breathable insulation for corrosion reduction

Apparatuses for insulation and a method for insulating a pipeline are disclosed. An insulation layer may include a flexible polyurethane foam. The foam may be generated by polymerization in a pressurizable chamber at a pressure sufficient to prevent the foam from completely filling the chamber. The foam may be configured to carry moisture away from...

Company name: Aeris
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Low-density foam and foam-based objects

According to one embodiment, the disclosure provides a foam-based object containing a foam having a density of 30 kg/m.sup.3 or less. The foam contains a base polyol, a filled polyol, and an additive polyol. The foam lacks a chain extender or crosslinker. In another embodiment, the foam has a hardness loss of less than 15% in a hardness loss test....

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Process for the production of viscoelastic polyurethane foam

The present invention provides a process for the production of a viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foam. The invention further relates to a viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foam slab or viscoelastic flexible polyurethane foam moulding with particularly low emission values and pH values as close as possible to neutral, produced by the process...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating compositions comprising a blocked isocyanate silane

Disclosed herein are stable organosiloxane coating compositions comprising a blocked isocyanate silane and at least one polyol that provide abrasion resistant coatings for transparent polymer substrates. The cured coatings also have excellent adhesion to the polymer substrates. In accordance with certain embodiments, the disclosed coating...

Company name: SDC TECHNOLOGIES
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Pavement marking compositions

A pavement marking composition comprises an isocyanate-containing component and an amine-containing component. At least one of the components comprises plasticizer and at least one of the components comprises filler. The composition comprises about 5 wt. % or more plasticizer and is substantially free of polyaspartic ester amines.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Polyurethane-based protective coatings for rotor blades

Provided are reactive compositions for making a polyurethane-based rain-erosion protective coating for rotor blades, the reactive composition comprising an isocyanate-reactive component and an isocyanate-functional component and wherein the isocyanate-reactive component comprises a first component i) being a short chain hydroxyl-functional compound...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Process for the preparation of low-viscosity, water-emulsifiable allophanates with radiation-curable...

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of low-viscosity polyisocyanate reaction products which contain allophanate groups, can be readily emulsified in water and contain activated groups which react, by polymerization, with ethylenically unsaturated compounds under the action of actinic radiation. The present invention...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Water based printable coatings

Various aqueous top coat compositions are described. The compositions include one or more polyurethane dispersions, silica, crosslinker(s), acrylic polymers, and an optional water soluble polyester. The compositions can be used to form top coats which exhibit good resistance to scratches and solvents, and improved ink retention.

Company name: Avery Dennison
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
Water-based two-component coating compositions

A water-based coating compositions including: at least one cross-linkable water-reducible binder having acid functional groups and functional groups with active hydrogen, at least one polyisocyanate cross-linking agent with free isocyanate groups, and water and optionally at least one organic solvent. The acid functional groups of the at least one...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyester fiber cord for reinforcing rubber

A polyester fiber cord for reinforcing rubber including a polyester fiber preloaded with a polyepoxide compound; and an adhesive applied to the polyester fiber and including a resorcinol-formalin-rubber latex (A), a blocked polyisocyanate compound (B), and a halogenated phenol derivative (C), wherein a rubber latex, a material of the...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

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

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

Company name: Medical Adhesive Revolution
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Process for the preparation of silylated polyurethane polymers using titanium-containing and...

The present invention relates to a process for preparing silylated polyurethane polymers which have increased stability under ambient condition or storage toward atmospheric moisture, in the presence of at least one of titanium-containing catalyst or zirconium-containing catalyst and to silylated polyurethane polymer compositions comprising these...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> GELS
In-situ gelatinous triblock copolymer elastomers in polyurethane flexible foams

Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized A-B-A triblock copolymer resin and/or an A-B diblock copolymer resin into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form the gelatinous elastomer in-situ...

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Modified high cis butadiene-isoprene copolymer, method for producing the same and tire having...

A modified high cis butadiene-isoprene copolymer, a method for producing the same, and a tire having the aforementioned polymer are provided. The method includes performing a polymerization step for forming a high cis butadiene-isoprene copolymer having an organometallic active site and reacting which copolymer with a modifier mixture via the...

Company name: Chi Mei Corporation
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane based on metal hydroxides and polyesterols

The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one thermo-plastic polyurethane, at least one metal hydroxide, and at least one phosphorus-containing flame retardant, where the thermoplastic polyurethane is a thermo-plastic polyurethane based on at least one diisocyanate and on at least one polyesterdiol, and has a weight-average...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Bullet-resistant laminated glass

The present disclosure relates to bullet-resistant laminated glass having at least three sheets of glass. One of the sheets of glass faces the impact side as a cover sheet, and one sheet of glass is formed as a closure sheet facing away from the impact side. Between the cover sheet and the closure sheet, one or more intermediate sheets are...

Company name: Schott
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Fortified horticulture growing medium

A plant material naturally containing protection and/or sustenance compounds (hereinafter referred to as "fortification compounds") that provide beneficial and/or improved properties when mixed with a growing medium, supporting a rooting system, is ground up and added to a substrate mix. The ground plant material may be mixed with cold or heated...

Company name: Jiffy International
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Apparatus for forming panels

An apparatus (10) and method for forming panels, preferably polyurethane foam core building panels. The apparatus includes opposed frame members (12, 14) movable relative to one another. A locking assembly (100) is provided that locks the frame members (12, 14) in a closed position using a hydraulic cylinder (110) with a locking member (112) on one...

Company name: Euretech International
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
Ballistic-resistant structural insulated panels

The present invention provides structural insulated panels which may afford protection from blast and ballistics events. The inventive structural insulated panel comprises a metal sheet, a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam and a polycarbonate sheet, film or laminate. Due to the materials of their construction, the inventive panels are light...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Method for manufacturing a flexible skin having at least one insert adhered thereto

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a flexible skin which has at least one insert adhered thereto. In a first step, the skin is moulded on a mould surface. In order to adhere the insert to the skin, an opening is first made in the skin giving access to the back face of the insert. The insert is positioned with its back face...

Company name: Recticel Automobilsysteme
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Polishing pad, composition for the manufacture thereof, and method of making and using

A polyurethane layer for forming a polishing pad for a semiconductor wafer is described, wherein the polyurethane layer comprises: a foamed polyurethane, wherein the polyurethane foam has a density of about 640 to about 960 kg/m.sup.3, and a plurality of cells having an average diameter of about 20 to about 200 micrometers; and particles of a...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Foam-core golf balls

A golf ball with a controlled moment of inertia and controlled spin rate is disclosed. The golf ball comprises a subassembly and a cover, the subassembly comprising an inner core and an intermediate layer, wherein the subassembly has a diameter of from about 1.45 inches to about 1.66 inches, the inner core has a diameter of less than about 0.75...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Composition for optical material, and method for producing same

A composition for an optical material includes (a) a compound having two .beta.-epithiopropyl groups and having a specific structure, (b) a compound having one .beta.-epithiopropyl group and one glycidyl group and having a specific structure, (c) polyisocyanate and (d) polythiol, enables the prevention of the occurrence of such a defect that...

Company name: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Difunctional (meth)acrylate writing monomers

The invention relates to compounds, of formula (I) in which X is CH.sub.3 or hydrogen, Z is a linear or branched C2 to C4 alkyl radical, R is a linear or branched, optionally heteroatom-substituted aliphatic, aromatic or araliphatic radical, Y in each occurrence is independently hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, propyl, n-butyl, tert-butyl, chlorine,...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday June 19th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Bulk CO2-based Amorphous Triols Used for Designing Biocompatible Shape-Memory Polyurethanes

Precursors with sharp crystalline transition temperature have attracted significant attention in the field of shape-memory materials; however, seldom have reports been related to amorphous ones with industrial application prospects. This study introduced a new family of amorphous CO2-based hydroxyl-telechelic three-armed oligo(carbonate-ether)...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Oxygen Barrier Properties of Waterborne Polyurethane/Silica Hybrids

The oxygen barrier properties of films obtained from waterborne polyurethane/silica hybrid dispersions were analyzed. Two different types of polyurethanes were used, based on poly(propylene glycol) and poly(1,4-butylene adipate). Three different strategies were followed in the preparation of the hybrid dispersions. In the first type of materials...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Microstructure and adhesive properties of TiO2 coating on PU and PVC leathers

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) films were deposited onto polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) leather by magnetron sputtering, respectively. The crystal structure of the prepared film was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the surface morphology of the TiO2 films was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and Properties of Naphthalimide Fluorescent Dye and Covalent Fluorescent Polyurethane...

The reactive fluorescent dye 4- methoxy-N-(2- hydroxy- 1- hydroxymethylethyl) naphthalimide (MHHNA) was first synthesized by imidization and substitution reactions using 4-bromo-1,8-naphthalic anhydride, 2- amino- 1,3- propanediol, and sodium methoxide as initial materials. A series of covalent fluorescent polyurethane (PU) (PU-MHHNA) emulsions...

Company name: Tsinghua University
Published On: Monday June 22nd, 2015

 
 

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