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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Global polyols market to grow at a CAGR of 8.91% by revenue over the period 2014-2019

Polyols are one of the main ingredients of polyurethane foams. Polyol is an alcohol that contains multiple hydroxyl groups.Polyols are segmented into polyether and polyester polyols. Polyether polyols are manufactured by the propoxylation of a polyhydric alcohol in the presence of a catalyst.Bio-based polyols are expected to boost the global...

Company name: Wise Guy Reports - Market Research
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Stepan Company Announces L.V. Lomas as a Distributor for C.A.S.E polyester polyol products

Stepan Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed L.V. Lomas as its exclusive distributor for liquid polyester polyol products sold into the (CASE) Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomer industries for all of Canada, effective July 1, 2015. L.V. Lomas have shown that they are the right partner to complement Stepan's sales, marketing...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Global Toluene Diisocyanate Market by Application (Polyurethane Foam & Polyurethane CASE), by...

This report covers the Global Toluene Diisocyanate Market. It further divides the market on the basis of applications and geographies. The market data for these applications is given with respect to volume (KT) and value (USD MN). The market value of toluene diisocyanate was estimated to be $ 6195.6 million in 2014 and is projected to grow with a...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Northwest Pipe to Provide Cement Mortar Lined and Polyurethane Coated Pipe for Integrated Pipeline...

Northwest Pipe Company, an industry leader of engineered welded steel pipe products for water and wastewater systems, was selected to provide 67,945 feet of 108-inch diameter, cement mortar lined and polyurethane coated pipe for section 15-2 of the Integrated Pipeline ("IPL") in North Central Texas.The construction contract for the installation of...

Company name: Northwest Pipe Company
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
Polyurethane Coating Markets in China

China's demand for Polyurethane Coating has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for...

Company name: Report Buyer
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
VersaFlex Schedules New Training Program at Diamond Liners' Headquarters

VersaFlex Inc.'s 2015 Polyurea University Training Schools return for the Fall 2015 Session. Courses are taught by Dudley J. Primeaux, II, PCS, CCI - the foremost expert in the polyurea industry. The informational class work sessions include handouts containing slide presentations of PowerPoint shows dealing with every aspect of polyurea...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Sound Deadening with Spray Foam

Low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a useful multipurpose solution that has benefits that reach beyond the traditional use as a home insulation material. Its sound deadening properties are a value-add to any application. The material can be easily sprayed into wall cavities and even into irregularly shaped areas. On the contrary,...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
What type of spray foam should i use?

If you've decided to use spray foam insulation in your house, then you already know that your HVAC system will be more efficient and your energy bills will be lower. However, you might be unsure as to what kind you should use in your home and why.Two Types of Spray FoamThere are two main types of this insulation: open and closed cell spray foam....

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
Protective Equipment: Optimum safety is in the details

When it comes to personal protective equipment, and in particular respiratory protection equipment, certain requirements must be met for it to do its job of guarding its wearer from injury or illness. The OSHA standard requires employers to:Evaluate the hazards of the worksite including airborne exposure;Develop work-site specific procedures to...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Understanding the benefits of water based, wood floor finishes

For the best results on your floors, Complete Flooring in Oakville uses only premium grade finishes. That's why they want you to know about the benefits of using water based finishes for your hardwood floors.Complete Flooring does both commercial and residential projects. They do work with both oil based and water based finishes. When using oil,...

Company name: Complete Flooring
Published On: Sunday August 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
How to maintain your SPARTACOTE Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings Floor

SPARTACOTE polyaspartic concrete coating systems are nonporous, making them easier to clean because dirt and contaminants remain on the surface. SPARTACOTE floors are stronger and more resistant to chemicals than many other types of flooring. It is important to keep the following things in mind when cleaning SPARTACOTE polyaspartic concrete...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Thursday July 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Bostik opens hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives plant in India

Arkema's subsidiary Bostik has opened a new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) production facility in Bangalore, India.The plant, which features two HMPSA production units, adapts advanced manufacturing techniques and automated packing operation, to ensure safety, quality and efficiency.The project will strengthen the company's...

Company name: Bostik
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Sealant Compatibility with Air Barrier, Deck Coating and Waterproofing? No Sweat!

Innovative urethane technology is now available to eliminate the problems that occur when incompatible sealants are used under air barriers, deck coatings and waterproofing. In fact, one product can be used for all these applications - with warranted performance longer than standard urethanes at 10 years.Within hours, using the wrong sealant can...

Company name: Tremco Sealant
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
Sika Corporation Returns as Sponsor of Auto Glass Week 2015

Sika Corporation is returning as a Silver Sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2015. The three-day international event is proud to once again welcome Sika Corporation, a leading supplier of adhesives and sealants serving the automotive, automotive aftermarket, automotive OES, industrial, marine and transportation markets."Sika Corporation's Industry...

Company name: Sika Corporation
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
PPG introduces qualified redesigned cockpit windows for A320

PPG Industries' aerospace transparencies group has introduced redesigned sliding cockpit windows for the Airbus A320 family that are expected to have improved field performance over the previous design and afford cost-effective replacement. The new windows have passed successfully all ground and flight tests in PPG and Airbus facilities. They can...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday July 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Rubber Versus Polyurethane

Which material is better? As with most material selection questions, the answer is "it depends". Both materials have their place but which material is actually superior?In the case of tires, seals, and some belts, rubber is the best material. In the case of bushings, spacers, and high load components, polyurethane is the better choice.Polyurethane...

Company name: Harkness Industries
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
MDI Chemist Explains Updates in Polyurethane Industry

Polyurethane suppliers and processors are continually looking to develop new materials and applications to take advantage of the unique properties of urethane. One advantage that urethane has over rubber is much higher abrasion resistance. This has historically been particularly true as the hardness reaches Shore 80A and above. Although...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Sunday August 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> RUBBERS
Polyurethane Rubber Markets in China

China's demand for Polyurethane Rubber has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over...

Company name: Report Buyer
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
SAIP technology: always available for research and continuous improvement

SAIP technology: always available for research and continuous improvementSAIP EQUIPMENT has supplied a polyurethane dosing machine to the laboratory of an Italian long experienced chemical company that manufactures and sells systems for polyurethane foams for composite structural applications, thermal insulation for industrial refrigerators,...

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
New issue of OSV Technologiya corporate newsletter «OSV Polymers News Bulletin»

In this issue we will present you our results for participation at the International exhibition PLASTPOL 2015 (Poland), tell you about establishment of the new production and technical center OSV Europos Technologija in the EU, inform you about successfully completed project for modification of machine Cannon B7, which is available for sale from...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
What You Should Know About Spray Foam Rigs

As a contractor, home renovation is your specialty. Whether you are updating a bathroom or expanding a kitchen, you take pride in making a house look better than when you arrived and are always looking for new ways to improve your clients' lives and your business.This is why you might have started researching polyurethane spray foam. You know that...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Sunday August 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Industrial products Brochure announcement

New Product Catalogue- Fenner Dunlop, the worlds' premier producer of heavy duty conveyor belting, would like to introduce our new Industrial Products Catalogue. Included in this catalogue: ■ Complete information and spec sheets on all of our belt carcasses■ A full breakdown of our cover compounds■ A market-based product guie for...

Company name: Fenner Dunlop Americas
Published On: Thursday July 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Frequently Asked Questions about Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam is a topic that often inspires a few confused glances among homeowners. The idea of applying a liquid insulation that morphs into seal seems counterproductive, and the initial cost can make some rethink using this material.However, after a little research, these skeptics find that not only does spray foam insulation have powerful...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Faux Leather Product Specifications and Testing

The sellers of Faux Leather fabrics typically provide detailed product specifications and testing results. There are many tests available to establish faux leather's product performance specifications. However, certain tests are more important when screening a product for a particular application. The basic tests address strength, durability and...

Company name: The Mitchell Group
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
Bioplastics World Journal 3(13) features Flokser's sertex synthetic leather made with Bioamber's...

Sertex synthetic leather uses polyester polyol made from BioAmber's Bio-SA bio-based succinic acid, and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products' Susterra bio-based 1,3-propanediolThis new eco-friendly artificial leather fabric from Flokser demonstrates the performance that bio-based materials can offer in technically challenging applications. The...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Portakabin joins BRUFMA

BRUFMA has added yet another high profile name to it's growing list of members with Portakabin joining their membership on the 1st August. Portakabin are manufacturer's and suppliers of modular and portable buildings and operate across seven countries in Europe.Ian MacKenzie, Head of Engineering for Portakabin said "As the UK's leading producer of...

Company name: Portakabin
Published On: Sunday August 02nd, 2015

 
Hu-Chems US$1bn plant is first in Malaysia

Hu-Chems Fine Chemical will invest US$1bn in a new plant to produce ammonia, nitric acid and ammonium nitrate in Bintulu, Malaysia.The plant, the company's first outside South Korea, will produce up to 600,000 t/y of ammonia, 400,0000 t/y of nitric acid and 200,000 t/y of ammonium nitrate."The plan includes the capacity to expand production up to a...

Company name: Hu-Chems
Published On: Sunday August 02nd, 2015

 
Polycoat Products acquires Crown Polymers

Polycoat Products, a division of American Polymers Corp., has acquired Crown Polymers, LLC., a privately held floor coatings company based in Huntley, IL.Crown Polymers' wide range of high-performance epoxy resin flooring systems and concrete restoration systems are sold to applicators, contractors and end users under the "Crown" brand name. The...

Company name: Polycoat Products
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
H.B. Fuller brakes ground on adhesive manufacturing facility in Indonesia

H.B. Fuller announced that the company broke ground on its future manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia.This future facility will strengthen H.B. Fuller's network in the Asia Pacific region and will complement the products and technical service offered today by the company's manufacturing facilities in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
Rogers Corporation Announces Business Segment Name Changes to Represent Expanding Portfolio of...

Rogers Corporation today announced that its business segment formerly known as High Performance Foams is changing its name to Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS) and its Printed Circuit Materials business segment will now be named Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS).These changes have been made to better reflect a broader range of products and...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
MarChem Pacific, A Division Of Accella Polyurethane Systems, Receives SPI Gold Safety Award For...

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) recently granted Accella with the Gold Safety Award. As part of the 2014 Safety Statistics and Awards Program (SSA), this prestigious award recognizes worksites that encountered no occupational injuries or illnesses (as defined by OSHA) for the 2014 calendar year. The Gold Safety Award recognizes the...

Company name: MarChem Pacific
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
Stepan Company Downgraded by Zacks

Stepan Company was downgraded by Zacks from a "strong-buy" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Market Beat.com reports.According to Zacks, "Stepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals which are sold to other manufacturers and then made into a variety of end products....

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
How to Avoid Exposure to Isocyanates

Isocyanates are a family of highly reactive, low molecular weight chemicals. They are widely used in the manufacture of flexible and rigid foams, fibers, coatings such as paints and varnishes, and elastomers, and are increasingly used in the automobile industry, auto body repair, and building insulation materials. Spray-on polyurethane products...

Company name: Digital AirVerter
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
Isocyanate Exposure Risks & Occupational Asthma Hazards Identified by EMSL

Isocyanates are powerful irritants to the mucous membranes of the eyes and gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Workers in a number of industries can be exposed to this family of chemicals because isocyanates are the raw materials that make up polyurethane products.The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports, They...

Company name: EMSL Analytical
Published On: Thursday July 30th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Bioamber announces change in Chief Financial Officer

BioAmber today announced that Francois Laurin, the Company's Chief Financial Officer has resigned. The Company has hired Andrew Ashworth, its former Chief Financial Officer who retired in December 2014, as full time interim CFO and has launched a search for a permanent successor.Andy Ashworth began his employment today, to overlap with Mr. Laurin...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
Ralph Getz Retirement

Please join us in extending our best wishes to Ralph Getz, who is retiring from CASS Polymers on August 1. Ralph has worked for over 48 years in the construction materials industry beginning with WR Grace & Co, PPG Industries, Selby Battersby & Company, Harris Specialty Chemical and finally with PolyMax/CASS Polymers where he spent the last 20...

Company name: Milamar Coatings
Published On: Wednesday July 29th, 2015

 
Jie Hu Joins Nordson as Sales Manager in China for Fluid Coating Systems

Nordson Corporation has appointed Jie Hu to be sales manager in China for the Nordson Extrusion Dies Industries fluid coating product line.Mr. Hu will be responsible for sales of the full range of fluid coating products for applying water- or solvent-based coatings, including Premier™ fixed-lip and Ultracoat™ flexible-lip slot dies, die...

Company name: Nordson Corp., Packaging Systems
Published On: Tuesday July 28th, 2015

 
Chromaflo Announces Personnel Appointments

Chromaflo Technologies recently announced two new positions to support the thermoset composites market, and one new finance appointment at its Ashtabula, Ohio, facility.Paul Rettinger has accepted the position of technology manager, Thermosets Americas. In his new role, Rettinger will be responsible for exploring and developing new generation...

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

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
Rheological agent for radiation-curable coating compositions

A radiation-curable rheological assistant which comprises a compound comprising at least one (meth)acrylate group and at least one urea group of the formula --NH--(CO)--NR.sup.1R.sup.2 connected thereto wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 each independently of one another are hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl or aralkyl, with the proviso that at least one...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Use of salts of branched fatty acids as catalysts for converting star-shaped alcohols using...

The invention relates to the use of salts of branched fatty acids for catalyzing the reaction between star-shaped alcohols and isocyanates.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyurethanes

The present invention relates to a polyurethane which is the reaction product of a polyisocyanate and polyester, wherein said polyester is formed from a dimer fatty acid, a C.sub.2 to C.sub.4 diol, and a C.sub.8 to C.sub.16 dicarboxylic acid or C.sub.6 to C.sub.12 lactide. The inventions also relates to a polyester for use in forming the...

Company name: Croda International
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Liquid isocyanate composition

A liquid isocyanate composition is provided. The composition comprises at least one isocyanate component; at least one polyol and/or the adduct of said at least one isocyanate component and at least one polyol; clay nanoparticles. The polyol is an EO-tipped polyol, the NCO/OH ratio being in the range of 1500 to 1.5.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Polyisocyanate composition and isocyanate polymer composition

The present invention relates to a polyisocyanate composition comprising, on the basis of the total mass of the polyisocyanate composition, 97 weight % or more of a polyisocyanate, and 2.0 mass ppm or more and 1.0.times.10.sup.4 mass ppm or less of a compound having at least one unsaturated bond in which the compound is a different compound from...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Smear resistant inkjet inks

Inkjet inks are provided, relating in particular to smear resistant inkjet inks, and even more particularly to smear resistant pigmented aqueous inkjet inks comprising polyurethane dispersions and self-dispersing pigments. The polyurethane dispersions have a glass transition temperature Tg greater than -30 .degree. C. to less than about 35 .degree....

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> CONTROL RELEASE
Controlled-release fertilizer

A controlled-release fertilizer comprising fertilizer particles encapsulated in a biodegradable polyurethane obtained from a reaction between a polyisocyanate and an isocyanate-reactive component, which is formed by a polyol and a methyl ester derivative of a natural oil, in the presence of an amine catalyst.

Company name: Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
FOAMS
Foams and articles made from foams containing 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (hfco-1233zd)

The present invention relates to poured-in place polyurethane foams and polyol premixes comprising 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HFCO-1233zd) and one or more additional co-blowing agents.

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Anti-microbial polyurethane dispersion, method for the manufacture thereof, application method and...

An anti-microbial copolymer is disclosed. The anti-microbial copolymer comprises building blocks [BB1] and [BB2]: ##STR00001## where R.sub.a, R.sub.b and R.sub.c are independently ethyl and/or methyl groups; each R.sub.j is independently selected from a C.sub.1 to C.sub.10 group; R.sub.k denotes a chain having between 5 and 50 carbon atoms; X.sup.+...

Company name: Croda International
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
Polyurethane coating material composition, multi-stage coating methods

Described are nonaqueous coating material compositions comprising (A) at least one polyhydroxyl group-containing compound, (B) at least one polyisocyanate group-containing compound having free or blocked isocyanate groups, (D) at least one catalyst (D) based on a zinc-amidine complex which is preparable by reacting one or more zinc(II)...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
Coating composition having a high scratch resistance and weathering stability

The present invention relates to a coating composition comprising (a) at least one hydroxyl-containing compound (A), (b) at least one compound (B) having free and/or blocked isocyanate groups, and (c) at least one phosphate-containing catalyst (C) for the crosslinking of silane groups, (d) at least one further catalyst (D), one or more constituents...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
Method of mitigating ice build-up on a substrate

The present invention is directed to a method of mitigating ice build-up on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate curable film-forming compositions comprising isocyanate-functional curing agents, film-forming compositions with functional groups reactive with the isocyanates, acrylic polymers having polysiloxane side chains, and...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
Methods for making coated films

Disclosed is a coating composition and coated film having the coating composition adhered thereto in which the coating composition comprises particulate filler; binder composition comprising acrylic polymer and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers; non-cross-linking adhesion promoter; and optionally urethane polymer, styrene-acrylic copolymer, or a...

Company name: Jindal Films Americas
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethane and a composition thereof

The present invention provides a thermoplastic polyurethane obtained by reacting organic diisocyanate (A), polymer polyol (B) having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 1000-5000 and chain extender (C), wherein the chain extender (C) contains a straight chain diol (c-1) and a side chain alkyl group-containing diol (c-2), a molar ratio of the...

Company name: Kuraray
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for molding hollow polyurethane article

A fabricating method of a hollow polyurethane (PU) article of the disclosure includes following steps. A molding sheet is provided and a release film is provided to combining upon the molding sheet. The molding sheet with the release film is molded to be a sub mould. An inner surface of the sub mould is sprayed with paint, and the paint is mixed...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
Method for producing composite particles

The object of the invention are methods for producing composite particles, characterized in that .alpha.) one or more silicon compounds of the general formula: (RO).sub.nSiR.sup.1.sub.4-n (1), wherein R denotes an optionally substituted alkyl or aryl residue having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a hydrogen atom, R1 denotes an optionally substituted...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Sandwich composite element having improved mechanical properties and method for production

The invention relates to a sandwich composite element (100) and a method for producing a sandwich composite element (100) having a first outer layer (10) and a second outer layer (11), wherein a polyurethane foam core body (12) is arranged between the first outer layer (10) and the second outer layer (11). According to the invention, a subjacent...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Molded urethane foam pad for vehicle seats, vehicle seat, and processes for the production thereof

An object of the invention is to provide molded urethane foam pads and vehicle seats that can contribute to the reduction of environmental load and have appropriate impact resilience and hardness and excellent durability with good balance, and also have high comfort. A molded urethane foam pad for vehicle seats including a polyurethane is...

Company name: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Press belt in a paper-making machine

A press belt for a shoe-press device for dewatering or smoothing a fibrous web, in particular a paper, cardboard, or tissue web. The press belt has a fiber-reinforced plastic matrix. On account of the fiber-reinforced plastic matrix containing at least in a partial region at least one polyurethane material and polydimethyl siloxane and silicon...

Company name: Voith
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball cores having foam center and thermoset outer layers with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably formed from non-foamed thermoset compositions such as polybutadiene rubber. The core layers...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
Multi-layered coes for golf balls having foam and thermoset layers

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably formed from non-foamed thermoset compositions such as polybutadiene rubber. The core layers...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GRIPPING SURFACE
Grip for the handle of an article

Disclosed are grips and methods of making grips for use with the handle of an article, and in particular for use with bicycle handles. The grip preferably includes a multi-layered gripping member. The outer layer of the gripping member preferably includes a thin layer saturated by polyurethane. The outer layer of the gripping member can be attached...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Damping element with connecting substance

A damping element is provided having at least one fastener and a spring element on the basis of cellular polyisocyanate polyaddition products which are firmly connected to each other, and a method for producing the same, and uses of the same.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Composite pads for buffing and polishing painted vehicle body surfaces and other applications

A composite pad includes an outer pad portion having a surface with a firmness, stiffness or abrasiveness, and an inner pad portion disposed on or in the outer pad portion, the inner pad portion having a surface with a firmness, stiffness or abrasiveness which is greater than that of the outer pad surface. The backside of the composite pad...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday August 01st, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Poly(butylene-co-adipate terephthalate), method of manufacture and uses thereof

A poly(butylene terephthalate-co-adipate) copolymer is disclosed, where the copolymer has a melt temperature from 105 to 125.degree. C., and wherein the copolymer includes a polyester component residue derived from a terephthalic-containing polyester homopolymer, a terephthalic-containing polyester copolymer, and combinations thereof, and further...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> RIGID
Novel polyurethane rigid foam/organically modified iron oxide nanocomposites

Magnetic polyurethane rigid foam nanocomposites were synthesized by incorporation of surface functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTS). Magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) and Fe3O4@APTS were synthesized via co-precipitation and sol–gel methods, respectively. The main purpose of the surface modification of MNPs was...

Company name: Imam Khomeini International University
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Degradable polyurethane based on star-shaped polyester polyols (trimethylolpropane and...

The star-shaped polyester polyols based on initiators (trimethylolpropane or pentaerythritol) and ɛ-caprolactone were prepared by polycondensation reaction. The degradable polyurethane (PU) films were prepared by mixing star-shaped polyester polyols and crosslinker agent (hexamethylene diisocyanate trimer). The hydrolytic degradation and water...

Company name: Harbin Engineering University
Published On: Friday July 31st, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Non‐isocyanate polyurethanes: synthesis, properties, and applications

Conventional polyurethanes are typically obtained from polyisocyanates, polyols, and chain extenders. The main starting materials—isocyanates used in this process—raise severe health hazard concerns. Therefore, there is a growing demand for environment-friendly processes and products. This review article summarizes progress that has been made in...

Company name: Warsaw University of Technology
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
 

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