Issue-561 - June 29, 2015   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Dow Expands Portfolio of Innovative MDI-based Products

Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the expansion of their methylene diphenyl diisocyante (MDI) product family. As highly, versatile chemistry, the expanded MDI offering provides customers the option of these products as components or in fully formulated systems for opportunities in a wide range of...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Isocyanates

I think looking back a little at the history of the wood finishing industry in the US will give us a greater appreciation of where we are at now and what is our future. It was not that long ago that putting a finish on some wood meant brushing on a product derived from tree sap or bug droppings. Not only was the process time consuming the results...

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Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Global ALIPA - ADI meeting discusses regulatory developments on both sides of the Atlantic

Today ISOPA Secretary General Jorg Palmersheim participated in the global meeting of the European and American Aliphatic Diisocyanates Associations, respectively known as ALIPA and ADI. At the event participants shared their knowledge and views on the latest regulatory developments that affect the Aliphatic Diisocyanates industry at the European...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Axalta and Hempel Announce Partnership

Coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems is forming a strategic partnership with Hempel (USA) Inc. for oil and gas pipeline coating technology. The relationship will enable the formulation/availability of a coating system that boasts external coatings with significant corrosion protection and internal coatings with advanced flow efficiency for...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

AkzoNobel expands Performance Coatings research facility in Houston

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings is investing around €3 million ($3.4 million) to expand its research and development facilities in Houston, Texas. The upgraded facility will support the company's Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Specialty Coatings businesses. Completion is due in early 2016. "The expanded facility will provide a central,...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Color-Changing Nanocoatings Offer Energy Savings

Thermochromic nanocoatings employed appropriately can help reduce energy usage and generate savings. The coatings either absorb heat or permit its reflection, depending on their temperature. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute demonstrated this phenomenon using samples of coated metal strips at the Hanover Trade Show in April of this...

Company name: Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Four Common Oversights with Spray Polyurethane Foam Application

Low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation should always be installed by a trained professional, but even the most skilled contractors could fall victim to some common missteps. Here are some of the most common SPF installation oversights to avoid.Chemical Temperature:Chemical temperature is very important for SPF and storage becomes...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Structural benefits of spray foam for engineers

What are the structural benefits of spray foam for engineers? There are many - more than the average homeowner is aware of.OUTDOOR ROOFING BENEFITSSprayed polyurethane foam, or SPF, provides more than insulation. While that is SPF's most celebrated trait, it also can be applied to a variety of spaces. The benefits include waterproofing, stopping...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Spray foam insulates WWII barge conversion

Walltite Spray Foam insulation from BASF has been specified to insulate a WWII Ferro concrete barge as part of its conversion into floating office space in Penryn, Cornwall.Robotmother, the company responsible for developing and managing Jubilee Wharf, renovated the tethered barge to house its maintenance rooms, bunking space and a mezzanine level...

Company name: BASF Polyurethane UK
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Milesi Wood Coatings Brings Italian Finishes to AWFS 2015

Milesi Wood Coatings will present its complete line of high performance Italian technology wood finishing products to end users, distributor partners and friends at the AWFS show in sunny Las Vegas, NV, next July 22nd - 25th.At Milesi Booth #6529 visitors will discover our products for interior and exterior wood surfaces, wood floorings and our...

Company name: Milesi Wood Coatings
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

New SPARTACOTE polyaspartic coating systems brochure now available for download

Check out the latest SPARTACOTE polyaspartic systems brochure, featuring beautiful colors and textures for decorative concrete. From solid color to quartz and vinyl chip seamless coating systems, SPARTACOTE resinous flooring is the solution for your commercial, residential, or industrial surface.

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Thursday June 25th, 2015

NEI Announces the Issuance of Multiple Patents on Self-Healing & Superhydrophobic Coatings

NEI Corporation announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents to the company on self-healing, superhydrophobic, and abrasion resistant coatings. With the allowance of five patents and the introduction of an array of coating products, NEI's concerted efforts to develop and implement practical, multi-functional coatings...

Company name: NEI Corporation
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Axalta commissions waterborne manufacturing facility

Axalta Coating Systems commissioned its new waterborne manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany, nine months after ground was broken on the project.The facility further expands Axalta's substantial operations in Wuppertal, Germany, and reflects Axalta's commitment to produce environmentally responsible waterborne coating technology, for which...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

ITW Dynatec to showcase proven Hot-Melt adhesive technology at Propak China 2015

ITW Dynatec, a global leader in bonding and sealing solutions for the packaging industry, will present its proven hot melt application systems at ProPak China 2015, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Booth #5 EO1-A. Designed to the highest industry standards for quality and performance, ITW Dynatec hot melt systems are simple to...

Company name: ITW Dynatec
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Lightweight hydrogen tanks of the future

Polymer specialist Rehau is basing its lightweight construction research efforts on the high pressure mixing and metering systems from KraussMaffei in the form of a Rimstar Compact 8/4 HP-RTM. At the new technical center for lightweight construction in Viechtach, special hydrogen pressure tanks are being developed as highly secure reservoirs,...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

3 Ways to Avoid a Spray Foam Insulation Nightmare

You were planning to update your home with spray foam insulation, when you heard an ugly rumor: sometimes, a spray foam installation can go wrong So how can you avoid this from happening? Here are three tips to help make your spray foam insulation choice the safe choice for you and your family.Make sure you choose the right spray foam insulation...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Polyurethane Insulation Changes Proposed

In the fall of 2014, the Obama Administration announced new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.The over-riding goal was to increase the incorporation of climate-friendly technologies into cars, air conditioners, refrigerators,...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Understanding your home's thermal envelope

Building a new home or making an existing home more energy efficient presents several challenges. One has to not only think about the size and shape of a building but also how that construction will be heated and cooled. Making sure it has proper insulation by using the right materials with the correct thermal properties will help create an...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Closed-Cell Spray Foam vs Rigid Board

Icynene ProSeal™ and ProSeal Eco™ closed-cell spray foams are medium density continuous insulation solutions that outperform rigid board on every level. From cost to performance to design capabilities, they are the superior choice.When comparing exterior air barrier wall assemblies in commercial design, it's common for designs to specify a rigid...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Highlighting spray polyurethane foam at West Coast's largest homebuilding trade show

This week thousands of members of the building industry are visiting San Diego to attend PCBC, the largest annual homebuilding trade show in the western United States.More than 10,000 participants are expected to visit the two-day event, which is open to anyone professionally involved in the building industry. Participants include builders,...

Company name: American Chemistry Council
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

4 Reasons to hire a licensed spray foam insulation contractor

When you decide to install spray foam insulation in your home, you can be faced with a wide array of choices for brands and contractors. Those spray foam insulation nightmares that you may have heard about can be avoided when you choose to work with a licensed Icynene contractor. Here are the top four reasons to hire a licensed spray foam...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

What to do if your home has a "fishy" smell after installing spray foam insulation

So you decided to have spray foam insulation installed in your home. Congratulations! Your decision can help save you money and make your home more comfortable for your entire family. A licensed spray foam insulation contractor was likely able to answer all the questions you had before the installation took place. But since returning to your home,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Ruukki is adjusting its sandwich panel portfolio to meet the standard

Ruukki's offering of sandwich panels has been changed in order to meet the requirements of the amended EN 14509 standard. Changes refer to sandwich panels with a polyurethane core (PU) that will now be replaced by sandwich panels with E-PIR polyisocyanurate core.By August 8, 2015 all sandwich panel manufacturers have to implement changes made in EN...

Company name: Ruukki
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Interzum Cologne: Trends in springs, foam and latex

At Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8, suppliers of springs, foams and latex offered mattress makers an array of product enhancements, often addressing support, comfort, airflow and temperature-regulation issues. European companies that two years ago had dismissed gel foams as a fad, were seen embracing it, latex suppliers touted new products and...

Company name: BedTimes Magazine
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

For quality sleep

In 1947, Joe M Galea, a co-founder of Form, set up a bedding business, importing the revolutionary Dunlopillo latex foam mattresses and pillows. Since then and to date, the brand and bedding have remained one of the core products of Form.Today, Form is a leading supplier of a varied bedding range that has been built on the pillars of soul,...

Company name: Form
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

BioAmber and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Partner in Synthetic Leather

BioAmber Inc. announced today that the Flokser Group, a global leader in leather and suede fabrics, has successfully developed an innovative artificial leather fabric using bio-based materials supplied by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products and BioAmber. Flokser has launched this new synthetic leather fabric under its SERTEX brand. The novel fabric...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Wednesday June 24th, 2015

New polyurethane board for foundry applications - LAB 1360

Axson Technologies recently developped a polyurethane board for foundry applications. A new machinable board with improved CTE of 55 (10-6*K-1) and at the same time high Tg of 90 DEGC is designed for foundry applications like core boxes, foundry patterns and any other tools made in numerical control.

Company name: Axson Technologies
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

A Common Cause of Caster Failure

It's something most people have probably received a citation for committing at least once in their life. Most people enjoy it and do it without even realizing it. It has become common in our culture, because of our hectic and busy lifestyles, it is excessive speed.We have all exceeded the posted speed limit when driving, some are just lucky enough...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Chennai lab develops diabetic footwear

More than 50% of lower leg amputations are estimated to be linked to diabetes. A therapeutic open footwear developed by scientists at Central Leather Research Institute now promises to reduce foot complications in diabetic patients by reducing abnormal distribution of foot pressure. The footwear, which scientists say is a vast improvement on the...

Company name: Central Leather Research Institute
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Dow Chemical Co.'s Sadara joint venture 94% complete

Sadara Chemical Co. is progressing on budget and on schedule in alignment with the Dow Chemical Co.'s strategy to enable cost-advantaged growth in fast-growing regions such as the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe.Sadara is a joint venture developed by Dow and Saudi Arabian Oil Co."Sadara is a cornerstone of Dow's...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Carboline Company and Flowcrete Americas Enter New Distribution Agreement

Starting on June 1st, Carboline Company will become a new distributor for Flowcrete Americas, a fellow RPM International Inc. company.Carboline's sales representatives across the United States will add Flowcrete Americas' extensive range of high performance flooring materials to their existing line of industrial coatings, linings and fireproofing...

Company name: Carboline
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Freudenberg-NOK Expands Material Science Capabilities With Addition Of New Laboratory In Findlay

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, already a world leader in the analysis and testing of industrial elastomers and plastics, will increase its testing capabilities with the addition of a new materials laboratory at its Findlay, Ohiomanufacturing plant.The new laboratory, part of an overall plant expansion taking place in 2015, will provide the...

Company name: Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Clifton Engineering Expansion of factory set to create nine jobs

Clifton Engineering has doubled the size of its factory in Morpeth, creating nine specialist engineering jobs as part of a £625,000 investment programme.The expansion of the family firm's Coopies Lane Industrial Estate factory to create 17,000sq ft of production space has been prompted by continued growth.It supplies precision-machined component...

Company name: Clifton Engineering
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Polyurethane foam makers in $128.5 mln US price-fixing accords

Carpenter Co, Leggett & Platt Inc , Mohawk Inc and three other makers of polyurethane foam agreed to pay as much as $128.5 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to fix prices.The preliminary settlements with so-called indirect purchasers were disclosed on Friday in the federal court in Toledo, Ohio, and require court...

Company name: Carpenter
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Shenyang Chemical Plans the Acquisition of Blue Star Dongda Entering into Polyether Polyol Sector

Shenyang Chemical is expecting to purchase 99.33% of Blue Star Dongda's equities through issuing shares to Blue Star Group with price settle at 4.46RMB per share and transaction value at 70,729.3 Chinese Yuan, according to the announcement made by Shenyang Chemical on 28th November. Blue Star Dongda, a new high-tech enterprise emphasizes on the...

Company name: Shenyang Chemical
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

For the second year Repi adopts a researcher

For the second year REPI renews its commitment with the Umberto Veronesi Foudation by taking part of the initiative "Adopt a Researcher". Giulia Nizzoli, 30 years old, a PhD in Molecular and Translational Medicine, works currently as a post-doc researcher at the Unit of gastroenterology at the University of Milan. She is one of the 180...

Company name: REPI SpA
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Deguma at DKT / IRC in Nuremberg

Come and visit us from June 29th - July 2nd 2015 at our booth at the DKT / IRC in Nuremberg (Bavaria/Germany). We will be happy to welcome you at our booth no. 254, hall 12.Once again we will present one of our machines, modernized according to DEGUMA efficiency standards with state-of-the-art technology. Come and see a pre-owned machine upgraded...

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

ALTANA Management Board Repositions Itself for the Future

The Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA has appointed Martin Babilas (43) to become the Chief Executive Officer. On January 1, 2016, he will succeed Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (61), who will retire. Martin Babilas has been the Chief Financial Officer of ALTANA AG since 2007. In November of last year, he took over additional...

Company name: Altana Electrical Insulation
Published On: Sunday June 28th, 2015

Bayer announces National Sales Manager for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) business

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Jeremy Parker as the National Sales Manager for the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and roofing materials business. Parker has been with Bayer for six years, recently serving as an SPF regional account manager for the south central United States. In his new role, Parker will lead national sales...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

EPIC Appoints New General Secretary

Engineered Panels in Construction (EPIC) is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of its new General Secretary, Martin Hardwick.Martin has been a passionate and active member of the construction industry for over 25 years and possesses extensive senior managerial experience, both with leading construction materials supply companies and...

Company name: EPIC - Engineered Panels in Construction
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

BASF commissions pilot plant for the production of novel PU-aerogel insulating panels

In April, BASF commissioned the pilot plant for the manufacturing of SLENTITE , its new high-performance product. The large-sized insulating panels will initially serve the optimization of the performance profile and will subsequently be supplied to selected cooperation partners. This high-performance insulating material based on a polyurethane...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

New non-emissive amine composition for improved system shelf life stability

Catalyst compositions useful in the production of low or no amine emission flexible polyurethane foam as well as rigid insulating polyurethane foam produced with systems containing polyether, polyester, Mannich polyols as well as organic-halogen containing flame retardants and blowing agents, are disclosed. The catalysts are characterized by the...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Method for producing fine-particle-dispersed polyol, and method for producing polyurethane resin

A method for producing a fine-particle-dispersed polyol (I) is provided, the method including the steps (1) and (n-1): the step (1) of polymerizing an ethylenically unsaturated monomer (b) in a polyol (a), in the presence of fine particles (P1) and a radical polymerization initiator (c), so as to obtain a fine-particle-dispersed polyol intermediate...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Polyester polyols based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids

The present invention relates to polyester polyols based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids and their use for producing rigid polyurethane foams.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Method for purifying residues containing isocyanates

The present invention comprises a process for purifying isocyanate-comprising residues.

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Curable compositions containing isocyanate functional components having improved durability

A composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers; b) one or more amorphous linear polymers having sufficient polarity to form a homogeneous mixture with the one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers and having a hydroxyl number of about 10 or less; c) one or more forms of carbon black; and d) one or more catalysts for...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Lactide copolymer, a preparation method thereof, and a resin composition including the same

The present invention relates to a lactide copolymer having good flexibility in addition to excellent properties such as mechanical properties and processability and preferably being applicable as a packaging material, a preparation method thereof, and a resin composition including the same. The lactide copolymer includes two or more specific block...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Aqueous inkjet inks containing polyurethane binders with components to interact with cellulose

Disclosed are aqueous inkjet inks containing a polyurethane ink additive as a binder. The binder contains a component capable of interacting with cellulose. Certain heterocycles having similar Hansen solubility parameters as cellulose were incorporated into the polyurethane binders. Prints from these inks have better durability and optical...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Cast-in-place fiber technology

Novel tools and techniques for installing lines or cables, including, without limitation, power lines, low voltage lines, telecommunications lines or cables (e.g., telephone cables, network cables, television cables, etc.), and/or the like, and, in particular, installing optical fiber and/or other lines, slightly below ground level in a roadway or...

Company name: CenturyLink
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Method for filling concrete block cavities with expanding foam insulation

The invention described herein generally pertains to the use of low boiling point, low vapor pressure blowing agents with froth polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foams to achieve superior cavity filling than when using conventional higher vapor pressure or more ozone-depleting blowing agents.

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane materials with controlled hydrophobic to hydrophilic ratio...

The biocompatible, biodegradable materials in the solid and/or liquid form are based on segmented linear polyurethanes and/or segmented crosslinked polyurethanes based on A) one or more biocompatible polyols susceptible to hydrolytic and/or enzymatic degradation having a molecular weight of 100 to 20,000 dalton and a number of active hydroxyl...

Company name: DePuy Synthes
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Long term drug delivery devices with polyurethane based polymers and their manufacture

This invention is related to the use of polyurethane based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active compounds at a constant rate for an extended period of time and methods of manufactures thereof. The device is very biocompatible and biostable, and is useful as an implant in patients (humans and animals) for the delivery of...

Company name: Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Single layer flexible foam including polyurethane gel

A single layer flexible foam includes the reaction product of an (A) isocyanate component and a (B) isocyanate-reactive component. The isocyanate component and the isocyanate-reactive component react in the presence of a (C) polyurethane gel. The polyurethane gel has a viscosity of from about 3,000 to about 12,000 cps at C. and includes...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Resins for bulk topcoat

A topcoating (14) is disclosed for a face material (12) which exhibits desirable ink anchorage, anti-pinholing properties, moisture/water resistance, optical characteristics and/or anti-blocking properties. In one embodiment, the topcoating comprises a formulation of polyurethane and polyurethane acrylate. Suitably, the polyurethane is an aliphatic...

Company name: Avery Dennison
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Process for the production of an OEM base coat/clear top coat multi-layer coating

A process for the production of an OEM base coat/clear top coat multi-layer coating wherein a waterborne base coat composition is spray-applied by electrostatically-assisted high speed rotary atomization, wherein the waterborne base coat composition comprises binder solids comprising about 20 to about 100 wt. % of an aqueously dispersed...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Fire-resistant coating and wood products

The present disclosure provides formulations that provide fire resistance when applied as a coating to a surface (e.g., the surface of a wood product). The compositions include an isocyanate, a brominated compound that is reactive with the isocyanate to form a polyurethane, an intumescent component, and a fire-retardant synergist. Wood products...

Company name: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprising a terephthalic acid polyester

The present invention relates to an aqueous polyurethane dispersion obtainable by the reaction of at least: (A) one polyisocyanate with two or more isocyanate groups, (B) one polyester component comprising (B1) a polyesterpolyol with a mean molecular weight of 300 to 900 g/Mol, having structural units derived from terephthalic acid, (C) one ionic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Low bake temperature curable coating compositions and processes for producing coatings at low bake...

The present invention is directed to a solvent borne low bake curable coating composition having improved sag resistance and coatings properties and process for using the same. The composition includes a crosslinkable component having one or more polymers having two or more crosslinkable groups, a crosslinking component comprising one or more...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Aqueous coating composition and coating method using same

The objective of the present invention is to provide: an aqueous coating composition which has excellent adhesiveness to a plastic substrate and which is capable of forming a multilayer coating film, which has excellent finishing property and water resistance and in which mixing of the layers does not occur even when preheating is not conducted...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Adhesive formulations

The present invention relates to adhesive formulations based on uretdione-group-comprising polyaddition compounds that are free of isocyanate groups and monomeric polyisocyanates, and to the use thereof for the production of adhesive bonds between substrates, in particular for the production of flexible film composites.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Moisture- and heat-crosslinkable polyurethane-based adhesive composition comprising a low content of...

The present invention relates to a heat- and moisture-crosslinkable adhesive composition comprising: a) from 40 to 60 wt % of at least one polyurethane obtainable by a polyaddition reaction of at least one particular diisocyanate with at least one polyether diol, with or without the presence of at least one reaction catalyst, at a reaction...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

High-value polyurethane elastomers and production thereof

The present invention relates to high-value polyurethane (PUR) and polyurethaneurea elastomers, which can be processed in a particularly simple manner by use of low-viscosity prepolymers based on naphthalene 1,5-diisocyanate, and to a process for production thereof.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Stable thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers

A process for producing thermoplastic elastomers, particularly thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers, is described. The thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer is produced using a pyridine derivative, such as 4-morpholinopyridine.

Company name: Ticona
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Novel shaping process for PMI foam materials and/or composite components produced therefrom

A disclosed process includes steps of heating a foamed material by irradiation with near infrared radiation having a wavelength between 0.78 and 1.40 .mu.m to form a heated material, forming the heated material with a forming tool to obtain a formed material, and cooling the formed material and demolding to obtain a final workpiece. The foamed...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Method and high-pressure mixing device for the co-injection of polymeric components

A method and high-pressure mixing device for co-injection of polymeric reactive components, in particular for polyurethane and epoxy mixtures. The polymeric components are supplied in a common pressure chamber where they flow at a same pressure and in an unmixed state into a forwardly converging fore portion of the pressure chamber, and through a...

Company name: Afros
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Coated springs and mattress made thereof

The invention describes a coated spring for mattresses that comprises a helical compression spring and a wrapping in the form of a bag containing the spring, wherein the bag containing the spring is injected with a polymeric reaction mixture, which after reacting or curing produces a polymeric foam, preferably of flexible polyurethane up to a...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

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 26th, 2015

Cleaning blade, cleaning device, and image forming apparatus

A cleaning blade includes a portion which comes in contact with a member to be cleaned, and the portion is configured of a member containing polyurethane rubber having a structure derived from polyester polyol in which a first diol component having 10 or more carbon atoms and a second diol component having 5 or less carbon atoms are condensed with...

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Golf ball with specified inner core and outer core compression

A high performance golf ball includes a resin inner core, a rubber outer core, and a cover. The resin inner core is made of highly neutralized polymer, and may include a blend of different highly neutralized polymers. The cover is a two layer cover, with a hard inner cover and a thermoplastic polyurethane outer cover. The ball as a whole has...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Polymerizable composition for optical material, optical material obtained from same composition, and...

A polymerizable composition for an optical material includes (A) one or more isocyanate compounds selected from aliphatic isocyanate compounds and alicyclic isocyanate compounds, (B) an active hydrogen compound having two or more functional groups, and (C) a photochromic compound.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Catalyst-free methods of forming polyurethanes from pentafluorophenyl carbonates

One catalyst-free method of forming a polyurethane comprises forming a first emulsion comprising a first monomer, a surfactant, a water immiscible organic solvent, and water. The first monomer comprises two or more pentafluorophenyl carbonate groups. The first emulsion is combined with an aqueous mixture containing a second monomer comprising two...

Company name: International Business Machines
Published On: Friday June 26th, 2015

Aliphatic Polyester Polyols with Recycled Content for Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane formulators continue to develop new applications using INVISTA's TERRIN™ polyols, which are 100% aliphatic polyester polyols with unique structures that contain a minimum of 50% recycled content; some also have renewable content. These polyols offer formulators alternatives that can help achieve the often contradictory objectives of...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Renewable Carbohydrate Solution That Imparts Flame Retardant Properties in Polyurethane Foam

This presentation discusses a new renewable carbohydrate solution based on sucrose that can be incorporated at low concentrations to improve foam combustion performance without the use of any traditional flame retardant chemicals. The discussion will introduce the molecule and to the patented technology that is used to reduce the water level of the...

Company name: Everchem
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Novel Catalyst for Low-Emission Viscoelastic (VE) Foams

Viscoelastic (VE) foams are a type of flexible polyurethane foam which exhibit characteristics of both resiliency and viscosity. VE foams exhibit low resiliency, high viscosity, vibration damping, sound absorption and good texture. These characteristics have led to increased demand for VE foams in products such as high quality pillows, mattresses,...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Improved Viscoelastic Foam Formulation Technology

A continued trend in the manufacture of viscoelastic polyurethane flexible foams is to achieve higher quality and even lower density foams. Past formulation or machine processing limitations can be overcome by new formulation techniques which can reduce the need for multiple, unique polyols and/or isocyanates. This paper will introduce these...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Highly Sophisticated Cell Opener for Viscoelastic Foam

TDI 80 viscoelastic formulations have a tendency toward closed cell structures, which often result in shrinkage. The role of the cell structure - cell fineness and porosity - turns out to be significant for viscoelastic foams relying on the pneumatic as well as the adhesion effect. Therefore, careful control of cell regulation and cell opening are...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015

Thermoplastic polyurethanes with controlled morphology based on MDI/isosorbide/butanediol hard...

Isosorbide, a cyclic, rigid and renewable diol was used as a chain extender in two series of thermoplastic polyurethanes. Isosorbide was used alone or in combination with butane diol to examine the effects on the morphology of polyurethane (PU). Two series of materials were prepared - one with dispersed hard domains in the matrix of...

Company name: Pittsburg State University
Published On: Monday June 29th, 2015


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