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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
SYSTEMS>> RIGID FOAMS
DUNA-USA's New Pipe Support Pour-In-Place Insulation System Offers Custom Gel/Cream Time Systems

DUNA-USA is now offering injection/pour in place insulation solutions in the form of DUNAPOL™ C, a family of liquid polyurethane systems designed to provide insulation for petroleum, chemical, LNG, LPG, and ethylene plants and oil and gas ducts.Features include:■ Operating temperatures from -328DEGF/+212DEGF (-200DEGC/+100DEGC)■...

Company name: The DUNA Group
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Preserving and Protecting Cleveland's Theater District Finds Success with Spray-foam Insulation

Downtown Cleveland's theater district, known as Playhouse Square, is a set of nine performance venues that form the second largest performing arts center in the U.S. Its impressive history dates to the opening of the first five theaters in the 1920s. Currently, the buildings and venues of the Playhouse Square district are seeing growing interest,...

Company name: West Roofing Systems
Published On: Tuesday July 21st, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Cost of Spray Foam insulation

When choosing an insulation for your home, one of the first factors that most homeowners consider is the price tag. As this is a material that needs to cover an expansive area, a seemingly low charge for a set measurement of a product can easily increase to a staggering final bill.It is because of this need to fill a large amount of square footage...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Upcoming SPARTACOTE coatings system demo and training class at Runyon Surface Prep in Carmel, IN

Please Join us for the upcoming SPARTACOTE coating systems demo and training class at Runyon Surface Prep in Carmel Indiana. The seminar will include a morning classroom session followed by hands-on training which continues through the remainder of the day.Contractors will learn how to apply all core SPARTACOTE concrete coating systems and will...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Specialty Products, Inc. and GRACO offer Revolutionary Savings on New Hydraulic Reactor Series!

One of the leaders in the spray foam equipment manufacturing industry has just released a new line of products that will surely quickly become popular among professionals in the field.

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
Get Top Service When Buying Polyurea Equipment

Polyurea and spray foam equipment is a major purchase for any business. It is also a critical decision, as the type of machines and supplies you select will have a significant impact on your business and how your operation runs. Most likely, this equipment plays a central role in your process. If it doesn't perform at an optimum level, your...

Company name: Intech Equipment & Supply
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Using Polyurethane Foam for Subfloor Applications

When it comes to application and new innovations, Fomo Products is continually working to bring innovative solutions to contractors to help them save time and material cost on each and every jobsite.One way contractors can see savings is by using our Handi-Stick Subfloor low pressure one-component polyurethane foam adhesive in subfloor...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
New market study: The European Market for Thermal Insulation Products

IAL Consultants announced the publication of the tenth edition of its study on The European Market for Thermal Insulation Products. This new study updates and expands upon the information included in the previous study published in 2013. The report contains market data by material type and end-use application for the base year of 2014. Data is...

Company name: IAL Consultants.
Published On: Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

 
Thermal Insulation Materials with Better Fire Resistance and Recyclable Properties Vital to Attract...

The global thermal insulation market is seeing heavy product development and technological advancement efforts focused on improving the fire retardant properties and recyclable attributes of thermal insulation materials. Achieving these objectives will be crucial for the market to boost customer confidence in their products.New analysis from Frost...

Company name: Frost & Sullivan
Published On: Monday July 27th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Xerium Announces New Business in China - Two Plants, New Headquarters, New Supply Chain, $60 million...

Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, has announced that it has materially completed the $60 million successful restructuring of its business in China. The business is now in a position to locally serve customers in China, Asia, and also export certain products globally. The make-over...

Company name: Xerium Technologies, Inc
Published On: Monday July 27th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Industrial Hygiene Review: Isocyanates

Isocyanates compounds have qualities that make them attractive candidates for several different applications. Unfortunately their toxic properties can seriously harm exposed individuals. In fact, isocyanates can cause irreversible health effects that can impair workers to the point that they are unable to keep their jobs. Read on to learn...

Company name: Cashins & Associates
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
Biological Monitoring, Why Its Important For Industry

As part of your occupational health strategy, you might have to introduce biological monitoring. What is it though and who should consider using it? Biological monitoring (BM) is used to assess exposure of a person to any chemical or metal. The assessment of exposure is undertaken by the measurement of a chemical/metal or its breakdown products in...

Company name: HealthScreen
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
OSHA Provides Guidance to OSHA Compliance Officers for Enforcing Revised Hazard Communication...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication standard. OSHA revised the Hazard Communication standard in March 2012 to align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and...

Company name: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
PEOPLE
BASF Supervisory Board extends appointment of four Executive Board members by five years

The Supervisory Board of BASF SE today extended the appointment of BASF Chairman Dr. Kurt Bock (57) to the Board of Executive Directors as well as his appointment as Chairman until the end of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting in 2021. The appointment was originally scheduled to expire in 2016.The Supervisory Board also extended the appointments of...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
BASF to set up new global business unit combining all pigments activities

BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities.With sales of about €1 billion in 2014 and 2,500 employees globally, BASF holds a leading position in the pigments market,...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
Arpadis Benelux NV appointed as Daicolor Italy Srl's sales representative

Arpadis Benelux NV has been appointed as Daicolor Italy Srl's sales representative from July 2015 onwards to cover Dainichiseika/Daicolor's products in a host of countries across the EMEA region.This new arrangement and synergy is an extension of the existing co-operation ongoing between both companies on the French market since February 2015. ...

Company name: Arpadis
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
BASF licenses valure technology to EM.tec design

BASF SE announced that it has entered into a technology license agreement with EM.tec design GmbH for the production of valure coating material. The new production plant of EM.tec design, located in Bingen, Germany, will have an annual capacity of about 1.5 million m2 of surface finished material. According to BASF, with this it has extended the...

Company name: BASF - valure
Published On: Thursday July 23rd, 2015

 
Autoneum on track with increases in sales and profitability

Autoneum benefited from the strong demand for its innovative acoustic and thermal management products in the first half of 2015 and successfully continued to pursue the course of growth. Despite a stagnating market environment, successful launches of large-volume car models in Europe and North America as well as the strategy-driven growth with...

Company name: Autoneum
Published On: Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

 
Covestro premiere at Fakuma: New developments for automotive and transport

Bayer MaterialScience will step onto the stage of a major international trade show under the name Covestro for the first time at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 13 to 17, 2015. The name is a portmanteau of terms embodying the identity of the new company. Whereas the first syllable stands for "collaboration" with a...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday July 21st, 2015

 
Bioamber highlights the accelerated development of the BIO-based economy at BIO World Congress 2015

Babette extended thanks to BIO; to Brent Ericsson, Jim Greenwood and their team who, as every year, have done a fantastic job of organizing the event. The World Congress started small, but has grown with the Bio Based economy to over 1,000 attendees this year. She also extended thanks to BIO for their work, year-on-year for the last 15 years of...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Tuesday July 21st, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> WETTING
Wetting agents and dispersants, their preparation and use

The invention relates to addition compounds and their salts that comprise polypropylene oxide structures, characterized in that the addition compounds are obtainable by reacting (a) one or more polyisocyanates having at least two isocyanate groups per molecule with (b1) one or more compounds of the formula Y--XH, (b2) optionally one or more...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Amine catalyst for curing polyisocyanate compound and polyisocyanate adhesive composition containing...

To provide an amine catalyst for curing a polyisocyanate which can satisfy both initial moldability before a thermal compression step and high reactivity at the time of thermal compression molding, and an adhesive composition containing it. A catalyst comprising an amine compound (1) represented by the formula (1) and an amine compound (2)...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyurethane-polyurea dispersions based on polycarbonate-polyols

The invention relates to new, hydrolysis-stable, aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions based on polycarbonate-polyols, to a process for preparing them and to their use in coating materials.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Photosensitive resin composition, conductive wire protection film, and touch panel member

The present invention provides a photosensitive resin composition comprising an unsaturated group-containing resin (D), a (meth)acrylic compound (E) having a specific structure, a silane compound (G) having a substituent selected from the group consisting of an amino group, an amide group, a ureido group, a ketimine group, and an isocyanate group,...

Company name: Toray Industries
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Thermosetting resin composition, and prepreg, insulating film with support, laminate plate, and...

A thermosetting resin composition containing: (A) a resin composition having an unsaturated maleimide group, produced by reacting (a) a maleimide compound having at least two N-substituted maleimide groups per one molecule and (b) an amine compound having at least two primary amino groups per one molecule, in an organic solvent; (B) a thermosetting...

Company name: Hitachi Chemical Company
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Photo-curable ink composition

A photo-curable ink composition including UV curable polyurethane dispersions, water, photo-initiator, colorant and hydrophobic radiation-curable monomers. Also disclosed herein is a method for forming a printed article and an inkjet printing system using said photo-curable ink composition.

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Sandwich sheet and process for production thereof

The invention relates to a sandwich sheet, in particular for the production of construction components or of vehicle body parts, with metallic cover sheets and with, arranged between the cover sheets, at least one core layer made of polymer and is integrally joined to the cover sheets. The core layer of the sandwich sheet comprises according to the...

Company name: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Binder with cyclic carbonate structures

The invention relates to a method for producing polyurethanes containing cyclic carbonate structures by reacting at least A) a composition containing a) one or more compounds of the general formula (I), said compounds containing isocyanate groups and cyclic carbonate structures, and b)

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> SEALANTS
Multicomponent crosslinkable compositions based on organyloxysilane-terminated polymers

Multicomponent crosslinkable compositions based on organyloxysilane-terminated polymers free of toxicologically objectionable catalysts and isocyanates exhibiting good tensile shear strength are useful for adhesive bonding and sealing of substrates.

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Biodegradable polyurethane/urea compositions

The present invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable polyurethane/urea polymeric compositions that are capable of in-vivo curing with low heat generation to form materials suitable for use in scaffolds in tissue engineering applications such as bone and cartilage repair. The polymers are desirably flowable and injectable and can support...

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Anti-balling coating on drill bits and downhole tools

A coating that includes a polyisocyanate compound and at least one metal inclusion selected from the group consisting of tungsten and tungsten carbide. The metal inclusions range between about five percent by weight to about fifty percent by weight. A downhole tool that includes a body, a shank positioned at one end of the body, at least one cutter...

Company name: Varel International
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
Two-component polyurethane coating compositions

Two-component coating compositions, methods for their preparation and use are disclosed. The two-component coating compositions include an isocyanate-functional component and an isocyanate-reactive component comprising a hydroxyl-functional polymer. The isocyanate-functional component includes: (a) an aliphatic polyisocyanate containing allophanate...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Fast cure aspartate polysiloxane hybrid coating

The present invention provides a hybrid two component coating composition comprising as component I, (A) an N-alkoxysilylalkyl-aspartic acid ester, (B) a polysiloxane having a molecular weight in the range of from about 400 to 10,000, and optionally (C) at least one hydrolyzable silane; and as component II, (D) a polyisocyanate having an average...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Aqueous radiation curable polyurethane compositions

The invention relates to radiation-curable aqueous composition comprising an (meth)acrylated polyurethane prepolymer obtained from the reaction of a polyisocyanate, optionally a polyol, at least one hydrophilic compound containing at least one reactive group capable to react with isocyanate groups and which is capable to render the polyurethane...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Alkoxysilane containing polyurethane adhesive compositions containing calcium carbonate

A composition comprising; (A.) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers having alkoxysilane moieties; (B) a catalytic amount of one or mote compounds that catalyze the reaction of isocyanate moieties with moieties containing active hydrogen atoms; (C) carbon black; and (D) untreated calcium carbonate in an amount of about 1 to about 30 parts...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> UV CURABLE - PHOTOCURABLE
Photocurable adhesive composition, module apparatus using the same, and method of assembling a...

A photocurable adhesive composition, a module apparatus, and a method of assembling a module, the composition including a urethane (meth)acrylate binder, the composition having a viscosity of about 3,000 to about 6,000 cps at 25.degree. C., and providing an adhesive film having an adhesive strength of about 30 N/cm.sup.2 or more.

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Structural polyurethane adhesive having a low glass transition temperature

The invention relates to a two-component polyurethane adhesive having high strength and elasticity at a particularly low glass transition temperature, suitable as a structural adhesive. The adhesive according to the invention contains a triol, a diol, a polyamine, a polyisocyanate and a polyurethane polymer having isocyanate groups in certain...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Fire retardant and/or antistatic, non-mercury catalyzed polyurethane elastomer

A fire retardant and antistatic polyurethane elastomer free of mercury and having a Shore A hardness of at least 30 is prepared from a polyol component and a prepolymer (e.g., an isocyanate) component. The polyol component comprises (A) a saturated polyester polyol of ethylene/butane/adipate of a nominal molecular weight and with a functionality of...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Preparation of elastic composite structures useful for components of disposable hygiene products and...

Disclosed herein are articles and processes for making elastic composite structures which can be used as or converted into a component of disposable hygiene products or articles of apparel. At least one relatively inelastic substrate, for example a nonwoven substrate, is adhesively bonded with a hot melt adhesive to a certain selected type of...

Company name: Invista North America
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Polyurethane foam in foundation footings for load-bearing structures

Foundation footing system for a load-bearing structure comprising a hole in the ground and a post in the hole extending above the hole. A gap present between the sides of the post and the sides of the hole contains a cured, hydrophobic, closed-cell, polyurethane foam to firmly hold the post in place and protect the post from moisture....

Company name: Royal Adhesives & Sealants Canada
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> TILES (ROOFING & FLOORING)
Method of manufacturing an environment-friendly tile

A new type environment-friendly tile and method of manufacturing the same, firstly, provide a multi bottom-fiber layer containing a environment-friendly water-borne resin; next, place a top wear-resistant layer made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) on a top surface of said multi bottom-fiber layer, and perform hot pressing and lamination on...

Company name: Dongguan Mei Jer Plastic Products
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Latex based composite foams

A composite foam comprising a top layer of latex foam and a second layer of a foam selected from polyolefin, polyurethane, polystyrene or polyester or visco-elastic latex or mixtures thereof. A bedding such as a mattress or topper comprising said composite foam.

Company name: Latexco
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Kind of microfiber artificial leather and its manufacturing methods

This Invention relates to a kind of microfiber artificial leather and its manufacturing methods, namely, adopting double-pile weaving process, taking highly-strengthened filament (or other filament) as ground warp and ground weft, using sea-island polyester microfiber or other microfiber as pile warp, adopting the V-shaped or W-shaped consolidation...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having a multi-layered cover with a thermoplastic inner cover layer

Multi-piece golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. In one version, a five-piece ball is formed, wherein the inner cover layer is made of a thermoplastic composition such as a highly neutralized (HNP) composition. The outer cover layer is made of a composition comprising a polyurethane, polyurea, or...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
All-weather goggle

An all-weather goggle includes a lens with an arcuate shape. The all-weather goggle includes a frame that includes an inner frame with a first elasticity and an outer frame coupled to the inner frame, the outer frame comprising a second elasticity that is less than the first elasticity. The inner frame is positioned proximate a user's face. The...

Company name: Zeal Optics
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
The chain extender content and NCO/OH ratio flexibly tune the properties of natural...

The effects of chain extender content (ethylene diamine, EDA) and NCO/OH ratio on the properties of natural rubber-based waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) were investigated experimentally. The particle size of WPU increased significantly with the NCO/OH ratio, in the presence of the EDA chain extender, while it was unaffected by the EDA content. The...

Company name: Prince of Songkla University
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Degradable polyurethane foams based on disaccharides

New functional elastic polyurethane foams (PUF) degradable under environmental abiotic and biotic factors, retaining all the inherent properties of the conventional foams were synthesized using isocyanate precursors based on disaccharides (DS): lactose, maltose and saccharose. It was shown by the model reactions of monosaccharide glucose, and DS...

Company name: Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry - Ukraine
Published On: Monday July 27th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis and characterization of phenyl polysiloxane modified polyurea/polyurethanes

A series of phenyl polysiloxane-modified polyurea/polyurethanes (SPUs) with different silicone loadings (10, 20, 30, and 40 wt %) have been designed and synthesized. The structures of SPUs were confirmed by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and FT-IR. The impact of phenyl polysiloxane content on the properties of SPUs was fully studied. The residual methoxy groups...

Company name: Wuhan University
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Isocyanate exposure and asthma in the UK vehicle repair industry

Organic diisocyanates are a common cause of occupational asthma, particularly in motor vehicle repair (MVR) workers. The UK Health & Safety Laboratory provides screening for urinary hexamethylenediamine (UHDA), a biomarker of exposure to 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI). The UK Surveillance of Work-related and Occupational Respiratory Disease...

Company name: The University of Manchester
Published On: Sunday July 26th, 2015

 
 

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