Issue-563 - July 13, 2015   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Repi LLC confirms its annual presence at the Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Orlando, Florida...

The annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference once again as the premier destination to preview the polyurethanes technology of tomorrow and key information for today. Repi LLC will be present with the table top no. 406, to meet customers and stakeholders.

Company name: REPI SpA
Published On: Thursday July 09th, 2015

Honeywell Supports U.S. EPA'S Action to Drive Adoption of Low-Global-Warming-Materials

Honeywell announced its support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to restrict the use of high-global-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a variety of applications including refrigerants, aerosols and foam insulation blowing agents. These actions will drive adoption of materials with radically lower global warming...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Bio Polyol and Green Polyol Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 - 2020

Green polyols and bio polyols are eco-friendly alcohol solutions containing multiple hydroxyl groups. Green polyol is derived from recycled polyethylene terepthalate (PET) and polyurethanes, while bio polyol is extracted from different vegetable oils such as canola, castor and corn. Polyether polyols and polyester polyols are the two primary types...

Company name: Future Market Insights
Published On: Thursday July 09th, 2015

Bayer's TDI production in Brunsbuttel goes offline

After 38 years of successful and reliable operation, Bayer MaterialScience's TDI plant (165,000 t annual capacity) in Brunsbuttel, Germany, will close early September 2015, as planned.According to Bayer, during its production life the plant has supplied some 2.8 million t of TDI mainly to the European market for the manufacture of flexible foam for...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Saturday July 11th, 2015

Axalta Coating Systems acquires Metalak

On 1 July 2015, Axalta Coating Systems has signed an agreement to acquire Metalak Benelux BV.For more than 60 years, Metalak has been the exclusive distributor of Axalta's "Spies Hecker" refinish coating products sold in the Netherlands and in Flanders, Belgium. Formerly a privately owned company, Metalak has offices in Bornem, Belgium, and in...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

Super-tough Polyurea spray coating

LTS Systems has partnered with Prokol Polyurea coatings to supply a super-tough protective surface coating solution for concrete and metal tanks. Running alongside the company's existing tanking, steel fabrication and process pipework manufacture and supply business; the polyurea coatings can also be used on flat roofs and decked areas as well as...

Company name: LTS Systems
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Cold Brew: Recoating the Interior of a Post-Fermentation Tank

Everyone knows Colorado winters can be brutally cold. And no one knows this better than the Utility Maintenance Contractors (UMC) crew that was tasked with repairing, prepping, and coating the interior of a 14,000-square-foot (1,300.6 m) bolted steel tank at a well-known brewery that wishes to remain unnamed."The project was under a unique time...

Company name: Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems
Published On: Saturday July 11th, 2015

Rim Joists: A Common Application of Low Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam

It's no secret that air infiltration in a home is one of the biggest contributors to energy loss. Air infiltration can occur in multiple areas in a home, but a good place to start is the rim or band joist. In addition to energy loss, if the rim joist is not properly sealed, it could lead to mold and mildew problems. To combat this, use a closed...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

Laticrete's HP Spartacote polyaspartic coatings used to create zebra stripes on shop floor at...

Laticrete's HP Spartacote polyaspartic coatings were selected by installers Polyurea Coatings to create zebra stripes on the shop floor of a leading automotive parts distribution centre in England.The project called for a standard shop floor coating with a specialised zebra stripe pattern down an elevated centre lane, which would also be bordered...

Company name: Laticrete
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

China Is a Hot-Melt Adhesives Hot Spot

From the construction of King Tut's tomb during the time of the pharaohs, to ensuring the airtight bonding of planks while shipbuilding by the Romans, adhesives have served numerous applications-and made their mark on history. With the invention of thermoplastic adhesives, more commonly known as hot-melt adhesives (HMAs) occurring only 70 years ago...

Company name: GCiS China Strategic Research
Published On: Thursday July 09th, 2015

Tremco Group Acquires Canadian Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturer

Tremco Group has acquired certain assets of Chemtron Manufacturing Ltd., a Calgary-based manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants, and tapes with annual net sales of approximately $5 million.Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.The business will operate as Chemtron International, Inc. and will work closely with the Tremco Commercial...

Company name: Tremco - Group
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

When to use fireblock over firestop

Many people in the construction industry use the terms fireblock and firestop interchangeably, however, their use and purpose is very different. It's important to understand the differences between the two and how they pertain to construction objectives.FirestopA firestop is a physical barrier designed to prevent the spread of flames, gases and...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

PMC Introduces New PH-2 Pressure Balance Control

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) is excited to announce the introduction of the NEW Pressure Balance Control (PBC), first showcased at SPFA's Convention & Expo earlier this year.The Pressure Balance Control (PBC) is the newest generation in PMC's process control features, which will automatically shut down the machine when the pump...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Advanced Technology and Service: the keys for success

In the interview to International Footwear magazine Mariano Bonato states the key-aspects of Main Group success in China, and not only. Advanced technology and close assistance service to Client, the same approach applied to all Clients in all Countries.

Company name: Main Group
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

OSV equipment for PU applying seals for electricity closets - New video on YouTube

OSV Technologiya presents its new video, that demonstrates in operation OSV mixing and metering equipment for polyurethane applying seals for electricity closets due to FIFPG technology.All works on design of the line, its production and adjustment were carried out at OSV Technologiya factory.

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

Vibration protection specialist Getzner opens Lyon site

Getzner Werkstoffe, one of the leading specialists in the field of vibration protection, is opening a site in Lyon, France, in June 2015. The Austrian company aims to minimise vibrations and noise, and has been operating in France for 30 years.Getzner is one of the leading specialists in vibration protection. For approximately 30 years Getzner has...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Understanding R Value and its effect on your energy bill

If you're looking to cut your energy expenses, then understanding the insulation in your home and its R Value can be essential to knowing how to make your home more efficient.HOW IS HEAT ENERGY MEASURED?First you'll need to get ahold of what the value of heat actually is. We quantify heat as BTU's. These are a reference to British Thermal Units,...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

World's largest auto interior company opens for business

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is the world's largest automotive interiors parts supplier with Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial, having a 30 percent share of the company which will be headquartered in Shanghai. The new company will have revenues of $8.5 billion and an order backlog of $10 billion."Combining two outstanding global...

Company name: Johnson Controls
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Hankook performs speed tests with iFlex non-pneumatic tyre

Hankook Tire has reported the successful high speed testing of its iFlex non-pneumatic tyre. The South Korean company has been developing the iFlex concept since 2011, and recently fitted its latest generation prototype tyre to a Kia Ray electric car in order to evaluate its performance at speed. The iFlex-shod Ray was driven through a slalom...

Company name: Hankook Tire
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Results of the first long-term rail pad test on a heavy traffic route are clear: higher availability...

On a heavy traffic route in Brazil, Getzner has for the first time been able to test the effect of Sylodyn rail pads over a three-year period. The results were so impressive that even the manufacturer was taken aback: since the Sylodyn rail pads were installed in 2011 there has not been a single incidence of rail breakage. Serious damage that...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Gordon "Grubby" Clark of Clark Foam Fame to be Inducted into Surfers' Hall of Fame

It doesn't seem right that Gordon "Grubby" Clark will be immortalized in cement in front of Huntington Surf & Sport near the Huntington Beach Pier on July 31. In a perfect world, the 2015 inductee to the Surfers' Hall of Fame would be immortalized in foam--as in polyurethane foam, not saltwater foam produced by crashing waves.Clark is the founder...

Company name: Clark Foam
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

CASS Polymers, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Milamar Coatings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CASS Polymers, Inc., announced today that Jim Panebianco has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Panebianco steps into the role previously held by founder Doug Frans who continues with the Company as Chairman of the Board concentrating efforts on growth initiatives and strategic...

Company name: CASS Polymers
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

SSPC Names New Executive Director

The Society For Protective Coatings, has announced the appointment of Bayer MaterialScience veteran William M. Worms as Executive Director, effective Sept. 1.Worms will succeed William (Bill) Shoup, who is retiring after more than 15 years with the coatings society.Worms, a Pittsburgh native, joins SSPC after more than 25 years with Bayer...

Company name: The Society for Protective Coatings
Published On: Monday July 06th, 2015

Transparent reporting for seven consecutive years

BASF today published "BASF in Greater China - Report 2014", a concise document about the company's activities and performance in Greater China. "BASF understands sustainability as the balance of the financial, environmental, and social aspects of our business. We report on our progress in all of these aspects not only at a global level, but also...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

Metex and SK plan additional cooperation to optimise bio-PDO project

The Clermont-Ferrand-based French company Metabolic Explorer (Metex) and SK Chemicals, Seoul, South Korea, announced that the two partners have decided on a further collaboration in order to optimise the integration and extension of the first bio-based 1,3-propanediol (PDO) plant to be built at SK's site in Ulsan. SK earlier this year announced...

Company name: Metabolic Explorer
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

Catalyst composition for producing polyurethane resin, and method for producing polyurethane resin...

To provide a catalyst composition excellent in cell openness properties and initial curing properties, and a method for producing a polyurethane resin using the same. A catalyst composition comprising an amine compound (A) of the formula (1), a hydroxy acid (B) of the formula (2) and a tertiary amine compound (C) is used for the production of a...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015


An isocyanate reactive composition comprising At least one component selected from the group consisting of a polyether polyol, a polyester polyol, a polyether polyamide and a polyester polyamide; one or more amine components, each of said amine components having a given structure. In some embodiments, the average number of nitrogen atoms of said...

Company name: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Polyisobutylene-based polyurethanes containing organically modified montmorillonite

The present invention generally relates to polyurethanes and polyurethane prepolymers having improved mechanical properties over ordinarily produced polyurethanes or polyurethane prepolymers. Such polyurethanes and prepolymers include very small amounts of organically-modified layered clays, and more specifically, less than 1 weight percent, based...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Surface-modified nanoparticles

The surfaces of nanoparticles (QDs) are modified with amphiphilic macromolecules, for example, amphiphilic copolymers. The surface modification renders the QDs more compatible with oxygen-excluding matrices, such as epoxy resin, polyurethane resin, polyester resins or any hydrophilic inorganic/organic hybrid resin such as...

Company name: Nanoco Technologies
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Aqueous ink jet ink composition

An aqueous ink jet ink is made by forming a mixture of a pigment, an optional dispersant if the pigment is not self-dispersing, dispersing, and a urethane polymer or prepolymer dispersion in water. This ink is useful in a variety of ink jet printing applications such as printing on wide format substrates and textiles.

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Laminate structure comprising a protective layer and an exposed photopolymer layer

The present invention relates to a laminate structure comprising a protective layer and an exposed photopolymer layer, the laminate structure being obtainable by reacting at least one radiation-curing resin I), an isocyanate-functional resin II) and a photoinitiator system III), and the radiation-curing resin I) containing .ltoreq.5% by weight of...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Mascara containing aqueous dispersion of polyurethane and a hard wax

The invention relates to a composition comprising aqueous polyurethane dispersions and at least one hard wax.

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Polyurethane foam compositions and process for making same

The present invention generally relates to polyurethane foam composition. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to polyurethane foam compositions that have increased and/or improved fire-retardant properties due to the inclusion of one or more liquid and/or solid fire-retardants. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Coating material with high scratch resistance

The present invention relates to a coating material comprising at least one aliphatic or cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate having an NCO functionality of at least 2, preferably 2.8 to 6, optionally at least one binder, preferably a hydroxyl-containing binder, at least one adduct of an isocyanatotrialkoxysilane and a polyhydric alcohol, with more than...

Company name: Evonik Industries AG
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Process for multi-layer coating

A process for multilayer coating of substrates includes applying a base coat layer of a water-based color- and/or special effect-imparting base coat composition onto a substrate, applying a clear coat layer of a transparent clear coat composition onto the base coat layer, and curing the clear coat layer. The base coat composition contains a...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

One component spray polyurethane application

Apply a one component spray polyurethane foam formulation through a dispensing accessory that has a removable nozzle by independently feeding the one component spray polyurethane foam formulation and a supplementary propellant into the dispensing accessory so that they combine in the removable nozzle and are expelled from the removable nozzle at a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Preparing method for aqueous emulsion via dispersible urethane acrylate copolymerization

The present invention provides a method for preparing aqueous emulsion via water dispersible polyurethane grafted acrylate copolymerization, which first uses 2-8 wt % of isocyanate, 7-15 wt % of a polyol, 0.3-1.0 wt % of a polyol bearing hydrophilic carboxylic monomer, and 0.1.about.2.0 wt % of an acrylic ester containing a hydroxyl group to cause...

Company name: Champward Chemical Industrial
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Paint protective film comprising nanoparticles

Described herein is a method of making a multi-layer article and paint protective films, wherein a mixture comprising a polyurethane coating solution and a plurality of nanoparticles is coated onto a casting liner to form a first layer; and a thermoplastic polyurethane is disposed onto the first layer opposite the casting liner. Multi-layer...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Stain resistant urethane-vinyl aqueous coating compositions

An aqueous coating composition, which when in the form of a film exhibits an MVTR of .ltoreq.500 g/m.sup.2/24 h comprising 20 to 80 wt % of a polyurethane A with an acid value of 8 to 40 mg KOH/g and a hard segment content .gtoreq.40 wt %, a ring structure content .gtoreq.48 wt % and 80 to 20 wt % of a vinyl polymer B with a C.

Company name: DSM
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Curable adhesive compositions

Curable adhesive compositions comprising a urethane pre-polymer are provided that exhibit a high refractive index.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Methacrylate-based adhesive compositions

An adhesive composition, especially suitable for a two-part adhesive system curable via free radical polymerization comprises; (A) (meth)acrylate ester monomer; (B) chlorinated elastomeric polymer; (C) core-shell impact modifier; and (D) urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer. Example adhesive compositions include urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer (D)...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Monopolymer multifunctional sequenced cast polyurethane matrix and production method

The invention relates to a monopolymer multifunctional sequenced cast polyurethane matrix produced simply and efficiently, by sequentially pouring various isocyanate/polyol complex phase solutions successively into a mould with alternating solidification of said phase solutions according to a defined order and respecting the polymerisation stage...

Company name: Ab7 Industries
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Coated leather

A coated leather, in particular split cowhide leather, has a preferably nubuck-like appearing surface structure. The coating is formed with a surface layer formed with a mechanically and moisture-stable polymer and bonded to the surface of the leather or split leather by a polymer-based bonding layer. The outer layer is notable for inner smoothness...

Company name: Lanxess
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Multi-piece golf ball comprising low hardness gradient core

A golf ball includes a single core formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition, an inner cover disposed about the core, and an outer cover. The inner cover includes an ionomeric material and has a hardness of about 60 Shore D or greater. The outer cover layer is disposed about the inner cover layer, is formed from a castable polyurea...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Controllably degradable thermoplastic polyurethane and overgrips made therefrom

Controllably degradable overgrips are provided, as well as methods of producing controllably degradable thermoplastic polyurethane. Methods comprise pre-blending a catalyst on a matrix, dispersing a specified amount of the pre-blended catalyst throughout solid granular thermoplastic polyurethane to yield a polymer component, and determining an...

Company name: ECO Sports
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Packaging film including a lactide copolymer

The present invention relates to a packaging film including a lactide copolymer having no problem of pollution or toxicity while having good flexibility in addition to excellent properties such as mechanical properties, transparency, and processability, and preferably being applicable to food packaging. The packaging film includes a lactide...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Polyurethane vibratory screen

A molded polyurethane vibratory screen including a body having opposite side edge portions, upper and lower edge portions, an upper surface and a lower surface, first members extending between the side edge portions and the second members extending between the lower edge portion and the upper edge portion, third members substantially parallel and...

Company name: Derrick
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Triptycene monomer and triptycene containing polyesters and polyurethanes

The primary diol triptycene derivative triptycene-1,4-hydroquinone-bis(2-hydroxyethyl) ether (TD) is provided, as are methods of using the same to synthesize polyesters and polyurethanes, and polyesters and polyurethanes synthesized therewith.

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

Polymeric composition with electroactive characteristics

A polymeric composition that includes at least one polymer and an effective amount of a nanoparticulate component. The nanoparticulate component is at least one of inorganic functional nanoparticulate compounds and graphene in which the nanoparticulate component is associated with the polymer. The polymer disclosed herein can have electromagnetic...

Company name: Mackinac Polymers
Published On: Tuesday July 07th, 2015

Synthesis and properties of segmented polyurethanes with hydroquinone ether derivatives as chain...

Two series of 4, 4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) type polyurethanes based on poly(tetramethyleneoxide) glycol (PTMO) and polybutylene adipate glycol (PBA) as soft segments were synthesized by one-step bulk polymerization process. Various hard segments were obtained from hydroquinone ether derivatives with or without ether oxygen...

Company name: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Published On: Wednesday July 08th, 2015

Recent advances in vegetable oils based environment friendly coatings: A review

The overarching goal worldwide for the scientific community is "sustainable development" today, for an everlasting sustainable and green tomorrow. The strategy includes (i) harvesting renewable resources instead of fossil fuels, (ii) using environment friendly routes, and (iii) engineering material degradation pathways operating under reasonable...

Company name: Jamia Millia Islamia
Published On: Friday July 10th, 2015

How Can Structural Adhesives Help Automakers Tackle a Weighty Issue?

Automakers' search for lighter materials and more fuel-efficient vehicles is a well-covered topic. But there are more layers to the story than the headlines suggest. Bayer set out to determine how structural adhesives can help automakers achieve their goals. We went to the source: OEMs, tier suppliers and academic researchers who work daily to...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience - Product Center Coating
Published On: Thursday July 09th, 2015

Silane and Catalyst Effects on Silylated Polymer Elastomers

Silane-modified organic polymers have been around for more than 40 years, and have proliferated in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) industry over the past 20 years. When used in adhesives, sealants, or coatings applications, silyl-terminated polyurethanes (STPUs) and silyl-terminated polyethers (STPEs) offer a number of...

Company name: Easterly Research
Published On: Thursday July 09th, 2015


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