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  Issue-564 - July 20, 2015   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Use Milliken Color Additives for Vibrant Branding

Color plays a vital role in our vibrant world. Color influences mood, triggers actions, and alters responses. It can aggravate or calm, raise stress levels and suppress appetite. When used properly, color may even save on energy consumption.Color is also a form of communication shorthand: Red means "stop"; green means "go"; yellow means "be...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
FOAMS
the FreeFOAM project: Fifth consortium meeting in London, UK

17th of July 2015 in London, UK, the British Furniture Manufacturers Association hosted the fifth meeting of the project consortium FreeFOAM. Consortium rviewed activities since the previous meeting and discussed and agreed the various activities to be undertaken during the next six months where the primary technical focus would be to finalize...

Company name: the FreeFOAM project
Published On: Sunday July 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
NSF International and ACA Develop Rule for Architectural Coating Products

Global public health organization NSF International has collaborated with the American Coatings Association to develop the first North American product category rule (PCR) for architectural coating products for interior or exterior applications. The PCR for architectural coatings is science-based and has internationally recognized methods for...

Company name: NSF International
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
Created by color experts for automotive designers: BASF Coatings' Global Trend Book

Inspiration and information: Every year, BASF Coatings' Global Trend Book presents 65 new trend colors for automotive OEM coating. In addition to original color samples from the new paint collection, it also offers the carmakers' designers in-depth background information about the trends and their developments.A special feature of the book is its...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Encapsulated design

Resin floors are widely specified in industrial settings, primarily due to their durable and hard-wearing properties. More recently, however, the design options made possible by resin have led to their increased use in commercial and residential settings.The two types of resin floors most commonly used in the UK are epoxy and polyurethane resins....

Company name: Arturo
Published On: Monday July 20th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
DC315 Announces 50 Year +, Useful Life Technical Bulletin

International Fireproof Technology, Inc., (IFTI) the manufacturers of DC315, announced today that after extensive third-party testing the fire resistant properties of DC315 are not compromised after 50 years or more under normal service conditions. Testing was performed using Simulated Lifetime for Materials Flammability Testing Determined from...

Company name: International Fireproof Technology
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
A Roadmap to Success: Product Stewardship Guidelines

As energy efficiency continues to grow in popularity, so does the use and knowledge of spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Handi-brand low pressure polyurethane foams provide the best and easiest solution in stopping unwanted air infiltration. These products are for professional use only and should always be used under the proper health and safety...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
SPARTACOTE polyaspartic and epoxy concrete coating systems product catalog updated

The new SPARTACOTE polyaspartic and epoxy concrete coating systems product catalog is now available for download in PDF. This catalog features new SPARTACOTE systems, streamlined product offerings, new products not offered before, and more.

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Sunday July 19th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Huntsman Advanced Materials announces expansion of partnerships

The company expands its distribution partnership with Antala and signs partnership with Samaro for distribution of Araldite products in France.Expansion of distribution partnership with AntalaHuntsman Advanced Materials has revealed a further development to its network of distributors, following the announcement of its extension of the existing...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
Titebond Fast Set Polyurethane Construction Adhesive

Titebond Fast Set Polyurethane Construction Adhesive bonds virtually all types of building materials – including two nonporous substrates – while meeting the rigorous green standards, ASTM and Canadian specifications. The adhesive is effective in temperatures down to 32 F and bonds wet and frozen materials, making it useable year-round for most...

Company name: Titebond
Published On: Monday July 20th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
APS Elastomers Now Offers Custom Color Blends

APS Elastomers now offers "Salt and Pepper" custom color matching and blending for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV); assisting their customers with a broad range of color concentrate that are FDA, RoHS, CONEG, and NSF compliant and heavy-metal free. "Simply provide the Pantone number or a color chip and we can...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Paraglider harness incorporates ultra-strong sandwich composite with honeycomb core

The composite material Tepex dynalite from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates is performing excellent even in extreme sports applications. This material is a high-performance, continuous fiber-reinforced and polypropylene-based composite. It is used in the RANGE X-ALPS paraglider reclining harness manufactured by skywalk GmbH & Co. KG during a...

Company name: EconCore
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Wheels for electromobile - OSV Technologiya new project with using polyurethane Modelast 24

Last week OSV Technologists worked on the project for restoration of wheels for children electromobile by covering them with polyurethane. Polyurethane defends the electromobile wheels from deterioration and allows significantly extend their life time. These products are made of high-quality two-component polyurethane Modelast 24 using the compact...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday July 13th, 2015

 
SAIP Equipment at BATIMAT

SAIP EQUIPMENT will be exhibiting in the next BATIMAT show edition, on November 2-6, at Paris Nord Villepinte. SAIP will present its latest technology developments and solutions for the manufacturing of insulated steel panels and insulated boards.SAIP staff will be glad to meet customers and interested visitors at Hall 5A, aisle H, stand nr.170.

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
Spray Foam Equipment Manufacturer Makes Waves

Since proportioning machines are a necessity when it comes to the SPF industry, life can certainly be made easier for contractors if they opt for a proportioner that combines user-friendliness and high performance when working in the field. This is precisely what Revolution Machinery provides.Revolution Machinery, a partner company of Austin Air,...

Company name: Revolution Machinery
Published On: Monday July 20th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Acoustic Foams - Sustainable or No?

When in the comfort of home, many of us have heard noise coming from the street outside or from the loud volume of television programs from our neighbors. The opposite may be true; neighbors complain about the barking of your dog that interrupts their sleep at night. This is because sound vibrations naturally pass through air - and walls. Different...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
PIMA Releases Research Report on Roof Insulation R-Value and Temperature

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) today announced the release of a research report demonstrating that the R-value of polyiso roof insulation shows no significant variation within the average winter and summer temperature ranges across North America.The PIMA report, titled "Thermal Resistance and Mean Temperature: A...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
Zero chance of success? Chris Hall, BRUFMA's Chief Executive gives his view on the scrapping of the...

The wider energy efficiency industry can only feel perplexed and confused by the recent actions of the UK Government, particularly given that its removal of the 2016 zero carbon homes target might have precisely zero effect on the 'Productivity' that it hopes to see resulting from its 'Plan'.Following the demise of the Code for Sustainable Homes,...

Company name: The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
Using SPF insulation will save you money on your energy bills

Kingston Spray Foam Insulation in Kingston, Ontario, wants you to know that when you choose spray polyurethane foam insulation, you are choosing a highly energy-efficient option that will save you money on your energy bill.When your home, office, or any structure is poorly or improperly insulated as much as 40% of a building's energy is lost due to...

Company name: Kingston Spray Foam Insulation
Published On: Monday July 20th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Bundeskartellamt imposes fines of EUR 75 million on automotive part manufacturers

On account of price fixing agreements, the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) has imposed fines totalling EUR 75 million on five manufacturers of acoustically effective components and staff responsible which supply the automotive industry.The companies involved are Autoneum Germany GmbH, Roßdorf, Germany, Carcoustics International...

Company name: The German Federal Cartel Office
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
The Carlstar Group Adds Flat-Free Technology by Acquiring Marathon Industries

The Carlstar Group LLC™, a premier producer of specialty tires, wheels, and industrial belts, announced today that it has acquired Marathon Industries ("Marathon"), one of North America's largest providers of solid polyurethane tires, flat-free Universal Fit tires, pneumatic tires and tire sealant. The Carlstar Group is proud to combine the...

Company name: Marathon Industries
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Opel previews special Astra seats

The new Opel Astra celebrates its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt this fall (September 17 - 27, 2015), but it is already clear today: never before has there been so much luxury in the compact class. The Astra is lighter, more efficient and offers state-of-the-art features; thanks to its advanced seating technology,...

Company name: Opel
Published On: Monday July 20th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> TEXTILES
Bayer MaterialScience launches INSQIN Partner Manufacturer Program

Bayer MaterialScience is building upon the launch of its innovative and unique offer of waterborne and solvent-free PU coating technology for textiles, INSQIN , with a first of its kind Partner Manufacturer Program which seeks to foster and realize true collaboration between upstream suppliers, manufacturers and brand owners. Leading PU synthetic...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
Polyurethane polymer a vital component of the aerospace foam market

The aerospace industry has long made use of various materials able to withstand high-powered performance in unusual or challenging environments: and foam is one such example of a material applicable across general, commercial and military aircraft alike. Polyethylene foam, metal foam and polyurethane foam are all able to maintain a steady...

Company name: Companiesandmarkets.com
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ORTHOPAEDICS
METAV 2016: Medical technology gathers momentum

Manufacturers of medical technology and production technology for medical products are equally called upon to put a continual series of innovations on the market, for the benefit of the patients. Orthopedic technology, for example: "Leg prostheses are tasked with giving the wearers their mobility back," says Markus Rehm, a master mechanic for...

Company name: METAV 2016
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
A.T.E. partners HMSU Rollers to offer rubber compounds

One of India's biggest textile machinery marketers, A.T.E. Enterprises has partnered with HMSU Rollers (India) Private Limited, Ahmedabad, to offer superior quality rubber compounds."The essential requirements of roller coverings are their chemical resistance and the preciseness of both the formulation of the applied compound and also the rollers'...

Company name: HMSU Rollers
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Johnson Matthey Process Technologies, Rennovia start-up mini-Plant for Bio-Based Glucaric Acid

In England, Johnson Matthey Process Technologies and Rennovia announced that they have successfully started-up a mini-plant for production of glucaric acid from glucose.In March 2014, Johnson Matthey and Rennovia announced their collaboration to develop and commercialize production technology for bio-based glucaric acid and adipic acid. Adipic...

Company name: Johnson Matthey
Published On: Monday July 20th, 2015

 
BPF Survey Signals Further Business Improvement

The latest British Plastics Federation's Business Conditions Survey conducted in June, and which attracted 101 member responses, has revealed further progress for the industry.BPF Director-General, Philip Law, said 'There are improvements in both revenue growth and profitability. Seventy-two per cent of respondents forecasted an increase in UK...

Company name: The British Plastics Federation
Published On: Sunday July 19th, 2015

 
Chemtura Corp Seeking $50 to $100 Million Bolt-On Acquisitions

Chemtura Corp CEO Craig Rogerson says a key component of the company's growth strategy is bolt-on acquisitions in which the purchase price or target company's revenue ranges from $50 to $100 million. He says Chemtura is looking for companies to acquire that offer them more product line extensions, more technology or an opportunity for a broader...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
Xerium Commissions New Business Start-Up in Turkey - Appoints Ahmet Gureli as General Manager for...

Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, has commissioned its new business in Turkey. This new regional hub will serve customers in Turkey, Southeast Europe, and the Middle East including:■ all Huyck.Wangner machine clothing products for all applications - pulp, paper, nonwoven...

Company name: Xerium Technologies, Inc
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
Balanced Scorecard Approach to Business Management

Molded Dimensions was founded in 1956 as a custom Balanced Scorecard Approachmolder of cast polyurethane, Pentathane , and molded rubber goods. The business cut its teeth in the early days of our development and growth modeling our business management procedures based on the Balanced Scorecard Approach to Business Management. This approach was...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
Battery problems delay round-the-world record flight bid: Bayer MaterialScience supports Solar...

The decision by the Solar Impulse team to postpone an attempt to fly around the world in an aircraft powered only by the sun is "the right thing to do," says Patrick Thomas, the CEO of Bayer MaterialScience, a Solar Impulse project partner and supplier of innovative materials in the aircraft.Bayer MaterialScience supports the decision of the Solar...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
McGarry elected PPG president and CEO

PPG Industries today announced Michael H. McGarry will become President and CEO, effective Sept.1, 2015. McGarry will join the company's Board of Directors immediately.McGarry, 57, who has served as PPG's President and Chief Operating Officer since March, will succeed Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch in the role of CEO. Bunch, who has led PPG for...

Company name: PPG Automotive OEM Coatings
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Hybrid Wins EPA's Prestigious Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has won the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the American Chemical Society. The award program, supported by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the American Chemical Society,...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Stability of polyurethane polyol blends containing halogenated olefin blowing agent

A polyol pre-mix composition includes a blowing agent having a halogenated hydroolefin, a polyol, a catalyst composition, and an antioxidant. The antioxidant may be, for example, a benzene diol or a benzene triol or other polyhydroxy-substituted aromatic compound, which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents such as alkyl groups. A...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Method for producing metal compounds

The invention relates to processes for preparing metal(IV) compounds which are suitable especially as catalysts for preparation of polyesters, polyurethanes and polysiloxanes, and to the use of the metal compounds for preparation of polyesters, polyurethanes or polysiloxanes.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Low temperature curing polyuretdione compositions

Composition and process for low temperature curing of polyuretdione-polyol compositions in which the polyuretdione is prepared from a polyisocyanate with isocyanate groups and a polyol containing primary hydroxyl groups. The catalyst for the composition and process is an amine catalyst containing the group --N.dbd.C--N--, being aprotic, having a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
Process for producing polyol dispersions

The present invention relates to polyol dispersions comprising at least one polyol and at least one polymer particle mixture comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer (P) and at least one block copolymer (B), wherein the block copolymer (B) has at least one block which is compatible with the thermoplastic polymer (P) and at least one block...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Process to prepare open cell foams made with natural oil based polyols and poly(propylene oxide)...

Methods of forming olyurethane foams that are the reaction product of at least one polyisocyanate and a polyol composition are provided. The polyol composition includes at least one natural oil based polyol and at least one poly(propylene oxide) polyol and is desirably free of non-natural oil based polyols made from alkylene oxide units, other than...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
One component isocyanate prepolymer mixture for polyurethane product formulation in a single step...

A one component isocyanate prepolymer mixture for formulating a polyurethane product in a single step process, with monomeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) content in the mixture not exceeding 3%, preferably less than 2%, more preferably less than 1% of the total weight. The mixture contains monofunctional alcohol, an isocyanate component...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS>> MDI - POLYOLS (LOW FREE MONO. CONT.)
Low free MDI prepolymers for rotational casting

Rotational cast polyurethane composition prepared from a prepolymer composition comprising: a) an isocyanate-terminated polyurethane prepolymer; and b) a curative agent comprising i) a polyol; ii) an aromatic diamine; iii) a thixotropic aliphatic amine; and iv) a thixotropic colloidal additive, wherein the prepolymer comprises a product produce by...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resins bearing cyclic carbonate groups and cross-linkable compositions of said resins having a low...

The invention concerns a resin bearing cyclic carbonate groups, said resin being an oligomer and/or polymer made from a mixture a) of monomers comprising a1) at least one monomer chosen from the (meth)acrylic esters from a C.sub.1 to C18 aliphatic alcohol, a2) at least one ethylenically unsaturated a2.1) or a2.2) monomer where a2.1) is a...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Alcohol-based printing ink composition

The present invention relates to an alcohol-based printing ink composition, comprising a colorant (E), a medium and a polyurethane urea resin (D) obtained by reacting a polyol (A), a diisocyanate (B) and a chain extender (C), wherein the polyol (A) comprises a polyester polyol (A0) having a repeating unit derived from a saturated hydroxycarboxylic...

Company name: Toyo Ink
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Coating compositions

A coating composition comprising an advanced epoxy resin polymeric composition having the following chemical structure:(formula) I where n is a number from 1 to about 3000; each m independently has a value of 0 or 1; each R0 is independently --H or --CH.sub.3; each R.sup.1 is independently --H or a C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 alkylene radical (saturated...

Company name: Blue Cube
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POLYUREA
Reinforcing method and reinforcing structure for steel structure and elastic layer forming material...

A reinforcing method and structure for a steel structure and an elastic layer forming material for reinforcing a steel structure are provided that can prevent a reinforcing effect from being lowered by direct sunlight, can obtain a sufficient reinforcing effect, and can prevent a fiber sheet from being peeled away from a steel structure surface...

Company name: Nippon Steel
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS>> ONE COMPONENT FOAM
Acrylate terminated urethane and polyester oligomers

A pressurized can containing a polymer foam composition for use in one component and two component foams, with the polymer foam composition having an unsaturated resin and an oligomeric acrylic resin, wherein the composition has a cure rate of maximum 3 hours.

Company name: Greenseal Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Modification of biomedical polymers for prevention of fouling and clotting

A surface-modified polymer is described, comprising a polymeric material and a self-assembling monolayer covalently bound thereto. The monolayer comprises monoethylene glycolated-OH (MEG-OH); 2-(3-trichlorosilyl-propyloxy)-ethyl-trifluoroacetate (7-OEG or MEG-TFA); 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl-13-trichlorosilyl-tridecanoate (TTTA); OEGylated TTTA...

Company name: Econous Systems
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
Glycosaminoglycan and synthetic polymer material for blood-contacting applications

Provided herein is a composite, comprising: a polymer host selected from the group consisting of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and polypropylene (PP), polyurethane, polycaprolactone (PCL), polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), polymethylmethacrylate...

Company name: Colorado State University Research Foundation
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Methods and compositions for making an amino acid triisocyanate

A method of making an amino acid triisocyanate is provided, the method comprising reacting an amino acid trihydrochloride with phosgene to form the amino acid triisocyanate. In some embodiments, the amino acid trihydrochloride comprises lysine ester trihydrochloride salt and the amino acid triisocyanate comprises lysine ester triisocyanate. In some...

Company name: Warsaw Orthopedic
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> CONTROL RELEASE
Implantable device for the delivery of risperidone and methods of use thereof

This invention is related to the use of polyurethane-based polymer as a drug delivery device to deliver biologically active risperidone 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...

Company name: Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> DISPERSIONS
Composition containing an aqueous dispersion of polyurethane and an oil-soluble polar modified...

The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one aqueous polyurethane dispersion, at least one oil-soluble polar modified polymer, at least one alkoxylated fatty alcohol, and at least one polyamine compound having at least two amine groups.

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Combination foam

The combination foam comprises a matrix composed of polyurethane foam and foamed particles of thermoplastic polyurethane comprised therein, where matrix and particles are each made up of polyol components and polyisocyanate components, wherein at least 50% by weight of the basic building blocks forming the polyol component of the matrix and...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Gelatinous triblock copolymer elastomer particles in polyurethane flexible foams

Combinations of gelatinous elastomer and polyurethane foam may be made by introducing a plasticized triblock copolymer resin and/or a diblock copolymer resin at least partially cured into gel particles into a mixture of polyurethane foam forming components including a polyol and an isocyanate. The plasticized copolymer resin is polymerized to form...

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> OPEN-CELL
Polyurethane gel particles, methods and use in flexible foams

Combinations of open cell flexible foams with polyurethane gel particles, and methods of making the combinations are described using a variety of procedures. The open cell flexible foam may partially or wholly comprise polyurethane foam and latex foam.

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Vacuum-supported method for the production of polyurethane foam

The present invention is related to a method for the production of polyurethane foam, comprising the steps of: providing an isocyanate-reactive component A comprising a polyol component A1 which further comprises a physical blowing agent T; combining at least the isocyanate-reactive component A and an isocyanate component B, thereby obtaining a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether resistant coating

Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether resistant coatings include a base component including a sulfur-containing, epoxy functional polyol, and an activator component including an isocyanate curing agent.

Company name: PRC-DeSoto International
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
Cavitation resistant polyurethane compositions and methods of forming coating films using the same

A cavitation resistant polyurethane composition includes a first solution comprising a urethane prepolymer and a second solution. The urethane prepolymer is synthesized by a polymerization of about 60 to about 70 weight percent of an isocynate compound and about 30 to about 40 weight percent of a polyol. An average functional group number of the...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> OTHER
Photochromic polyurethane laminate

Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein the photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate has been crosslinked with a isocyanate-active prepolymer using a crosslinking agent. The crosslinking agent is formulated to have at least three functional groups that are reactive with functional groups of the...

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for optical member and processed product thereof

A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for an optical member is obtained by blending 100 parts by weight of an acrylic polymer, which contains 80 to 98.7 parts by weight of (a) a monomer constituted of an alkyl acrylate monomer having an alkyl group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms and/or an aromatic ring-containing acrylic monomer, 0.2 to 1.5 parts by...

Company name: Soken Chemical & Engineering
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
Pressure-sensitive adhesive compound

The present invention relates to the use of an adhesive compound, in particular a pressure-sensitive adhesive compound, based on silylated polyurethanes for bonding optical components, in particular optical films, wherein the adhesive compound has a transmission according to ASTM D 1003 of greater than 86% and a haze according to ASTM D 1003 of...

Company name: tesa
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Reduction in modulus of polyurethane sealants and adhesives

Low modulus, polyurethane sealant or adhesive compositions and a method of reducing the modulus of a polyurethane sealant or adhesive composition, including adding a modulus reducing additive of at least one of rosin esters, hydrogenated rosin esters, or mixtures thereof, to a sealant or adhesive composition including a polyurethane prepolymer,...

Company name: Construction Research & Technology
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Laminated film and molded body

A laminated film includes a substrate film and layer A provided at least on one side thereof, layer A containing (1) a (poly)caprolactone segment and (2) a urethane bond, wherein a distilled water contact angle on layer A and a diiodomethane contact angle on layer A are 95.degree. or more, but less than 120.degree. and 70.degree. or more, but less...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Migration-free, halogen-free, flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions

Halogen-free, thermoplastic polyurethane-based compositions having good mechanical and flame-retardant properties are provided. The compositions include flame-retardant aromatic organic phosphate compounds that do not exhibit migration in molded products, such as cable and wire jacketing and insulation. The compositions include a continuous resin...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> TPU
Multilayer composite

A flexibly multilayer composite comprising at least one barrier layer of high hardness TPU having a Shore D hardness of at least 80, a soft segment content of less than 5%, and a low gasoline vapor transmission rate of less than 1 g/M.sup.2/day. The composite also has at least one layer of soft TPU static dissipative polymer having a surface...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having particle-based foam center

Multi-layered, golf balls having a core made of a particle-based polyurethane foam composition are provided. The ball includes a dual-layered core having a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer. The surrounding outer core layer may be made from a non-foamed thermoset material such as polybutadiene rubber. In one embodiment,...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Heat insulation cold closet for medical supplies

The invention relates to a heat insulation cold closet for medical supplies, comprising a closet body with an opening, and a cover body sealed and meshed with the opening; the closet body, from inside to outside, successively consists of a rigid polyurethane layer, a vacuum heat insulation panel layer, a foamed polyurethane panel layer and a...

Company name: Suzhou Antekpac Industrial
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad

The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a polishing pad which has improved dressing properties, while maintaining the hardness; or a polishing pad which does not easily make a scratch on the surface of an object to be polished, while having improved dressing properties. A polishing pad of the present invention is characterized by having...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
Polishing pad and method for producing same

A polishing pad has a polishing layer including a non-foamed polyurethane, wherein the non-foamed polyurethane is a reaction cured body of a polyurethane raw material composition containing an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer obtained by reacting a prepolymer raw material composition containing a diisocyanate, a high-molecular-weight polyol and a...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION- DAMPENING
Dampening device and method of reducing or dampening vibrations in an object

A dampening device includes a first layer comprising neoprene and a second layer bonded to the first layer, wherein the second layer comprises a bubble infused tacky polyurethane cast elastomer having a thickness of at least 0.125 inches. Another dampening device comprises a first layer including a sponge rubber, and a second layer bonded to the...

Company name: Studio Lab
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Isocyanate-free method for preparing poly(carbonate-urethane) or poly(ester-urethane)

The present invention discloses a method for preparing poly(carbonate-urethane) or poly(ester-urethane) without isocyanate.

Company name: Total Research & Technology Feluy SA
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
Hydrophobically modified cationic polymer

The present invention relates to hydrophobically modified cationic polymers obtainable by the polymerization of one or more cationic ethylenically unsaturated monomers with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer having anhydride, imide, lactone, carboxylic acid, isocyanate or blocked isocyanate group and a reactive siloxane and processes for...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
 
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Intumescence: Tradition versus novelty. A comprehensive review

The objective of current research on intumescent formulations is on consolidated approaches for conferring flame retardancy properties to polymers and polymer blends. Numerous academic and industrial efforts have been carried out in the last fifteen years, by revisiting the traditional concept of intumescence on the basis of the new chemical...

Company name: Politecnico di Torino
Published On: Thursday July 16th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Collagen based polyurethanes-A review of recent advances and perspective

Collagen is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and skin. Collagen makes up approximately 30% of the proteins within the body. These are tough and strong structures found all over the body: in bones, tendons and ligaments. Collagen being the most abundant protein provides tensile strength via cell matrix interactions to...

Company name: Government College University Faisalabad
Published On: Wednesday July 15th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Effectiveness, durability and wear of anti-slip treatments for resilient floor coverings

Adequate slip resistance of floor coverings is a prerequisite for safe walking. The incidence of slips and falls, however, indicates that insufficient slip resistance is a problem frequently arising in practice. Poor slip resistance can be a consequence of inadequate floor material and surface properties, or it can be caused by wear and...

Company name: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Published On: Friday July 17th, 2015

 
 

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