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  Issue-567 - August 17, 2015   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> DEFOAMER
BYK to present additive solutions for aqueous coating systems at the Asia Pacific Coatings Show...

At this year's APCS, to be held from September 17 to 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, BYK will be presenting its latest product developments in the aqueous coatings and printing inks sectors.Additives with a wide range of applications such as BYK-1640, a VOC- and silicone-free polymer defoamer, will move up to center stage at this year's trade fair...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Bye, bye HCFCs

GOVERNMENT yesterday paid just over half a million dollars to spray-foam manufacturing company SEAL Sprayed Solutions for ceasing to import and use a chemical that contributes to ozone depletion and global warming -- hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).The amount -- $545,750 -- represented the final tranche in a series of payments made possible under...

Company name: Seal Sprayed Solutions
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> OLIGOMERS
Sartomer Introduces CN9030 Oligomer For Weatherable Coatings With Improved Corrosion Resistance

Continuing the company's ongoing commitment to provide customers with the high-performance solutions they need to create market-leading products, Sartomer announces the release of CN9030, a new difunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate. When paired with a corrosion-resistant base coat, CN9030 can be used to provide a weatherable top coat in...

Company name: Sartomer Americas
Published On: Sunday August 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Sadara enters into multi-year supply agreement with Juffali

SADARA Chemical Company and E. A. Juffali & Brothers, a privately-owned Saudi company, have signed a supply agreement through which Sadara will supply methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) to a new Juffali chemical production facility in PlasChem Park in Jubail Industrial City II. The new Juffali facility will consist of several manufacturing...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Electrolube Resin Proves A Hit With French Lighting Specialist Odeli

The French LED luminaire and custom lighting manufacturer, Odeli, found an ideal production partner in Electrolube, whose UR5635 hazy polyurethane resin proved the best solution for protecting LED lighting products destined for the European Games Stadium at Baku, Azerbaijan.Odeli is a leading French lighting manufacturer specialising in the custom...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday August 05th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PRIMERS
PPG Introduces Deltron DPS3105 Primer Surfacer

PPG has announced that DELTRON DPS3105 V-PRIME™ Quick Prime Urethane Surfacer, a gray speed primer designed for spot and panel repairs, is now available. The new primer surfacer offers outstanding film build, fast dry-to-sand times and excellent resistance to film shrinkage.DPS3105 is a valuable addition to the Deltron brand, said Jennifer Boros,...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday August 11th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Launches Two New Ganicin Zinc-Rich Primers For General Industrial Markets

To help provide maximum corrosion protection for steel surfaces in harsh industrial environments, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, introduces two new Ganicin™ organic zinc-rich primers: Ganicin 2.8 MC-U™ moisture-cured zinc-rich polyurethane primer and Ganicin 2.8 ZR-E™ zinc-rich epoxy...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
Lubrizol Enhances Singapore Innovation Center - New Capabilities For Coating Technology Development...

The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces new lab capabilities at its Innovation Center in Singapore.The Innovation Center - a $5.5 million investment between Lubrizol's Performance Coatings and Personal and Home Care businesses - opened in October 2013 with the goal of extending Lubrizol's innovation and technical...

Company name: Lubrizol Performance Coatings
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete Group bags HACCP certification for its flooring line

Global resin flooring manufacturer, Flowcrete Group Ltd has secured International Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification for its Flowfresh range of antimicrobial enhanced polyurethane floors. HACCP International certification is a globally recognised benchmark of food safety, and is an important set of criteria for...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Demilec Named Preferred Supplier By Insulate America

Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, has been selected by Insulate America as a preferred supplier for insulation contractors across the country. Insulate America is a cooperative group of locally owned, independent insulation contractors for residential and commercial construction....

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Tuesday August 04th, 2015

 
The characteristics of ideal Spray Foam

After too many chilly night and hot summer days, you've decided to retrofit your home with spray foam insulation to boost your home's ability to stay comfortable while lowering your monthly energy bills. However, do you know what the best spray foam for your home is?There are many brands that call themselves the top choice on the market, with each...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Tuesday August 04th, 2015

 
Fomo Products Available on ARCAT

Fomo Products is celebrating one year of working with ARCAT, the industry leader in providing free building product information and tools to architects, engineers and contractors specifying projects.Utilizing Fomo's products on ARCAT.com makes specifying for LEED credit jobs even easier. Specifiers can visit ARCAT.com to easily find products like...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday August 11th, 2015

 
Spray Foam Lasts Forever - Get It Sprayed Right the First Time

Spray foam lasts forever so get it sprayed right the first time. You can do it with the right know how, which will help you find the perfect spray foam company.IMAGINE THIS SPRAY FOAM DEBACLE……You get a quote from a friend of a friend to spray the attic. The friend's friend comes, kits out and opens up with his spray foam cocktail. Later you find a...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
Flame Control Coatings 60-60A Requires No Primer for Open Cell SPF

Flame Control Coatings, the manufacturer of Flame Control 60-60A announced today that the unique properties of 60-60A allow the coating to be applied directly to open-cell spray polyurethane foam.Tim Lockhart, Marketing Manager of Flame Control Coatings stated 60-60A was formulated to be the easiest to use thermal barrier coating on the market....

Company name: Flame Control Coatings
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SELF-HEALING
Encore Coatings LLC Releases the First Intelligent, Self-Healing Deck Coating

ENCORE is the latest product within Encore Coatings' line of consumer friendly products. It competes with the largest paint companies in the world within the fastest growing category in the paint industry, deck resurfacing. Compared to ordinary stains and sealers, deck resurfacing products are thick enough to fill cracks and eliminate splinters on...

Company name: Encore Coatings
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
ACTEGA Kelstar introduces BlisterKote

ACTEGA Kelstar, a market leader in innovation of specialty coatings and chemicals, is proud to announce the addition of BlisterKote™ to its specialty coatings portfolio. BlisterKote™ is a water based copolymer blister coating technology that incorporates a polyurethane base combined with a percentage of acrylics to promote excellent adhesion over...

Company name: Actega
Published On: Monday August 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Case Study: Advancing Automobiles with Adhesives

JEC Composites recently gave its JEC 2015 Jury Prize to Hyundai and chassis designer Axon Automotive (part of Far-UK Ltd.) for the Intrado hydrogen-powered crossover car. Two advanced composites materials developed by Scott Bader are used to manufacture the super-lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) car chassis. The vacuum-infused...

Company name:
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Durometer. Do You Know What It Is?

The word DUROMETER comes from DURUS meaning hard and METER loosely meaning measuring instrument. In practical use today, durometer can be used to describe the instrument used to measure hardness, as well as the material's hardness. Durometer is measured by the depth of an indentation into a test specimen under a standardized force. Softer material...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Monday August 17th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Always staying cool - Whirlpool India uses KraussMaffei RimStar technology in manufacturing...

Refrigerators have to be well insulated in order for their cooling capacity and energy efficiency to meet required levels. This is particularly true for tropical climatic conditions in southern latitudes. In India, Whirlpool India - a subsidiary of US-based global conglomerate Whirlpool - is the market leader in manufacturing refrigerators and...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
FRIMO's 6th TechDay - Just the Right Mix

FRIMO invites its customers and business partners to join us for our 6th TechDay in Lotte on Thursday, September 10th, 2015, under the slogan "Just the Right Mix." A varied program offers industry experts the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge. The participants can expect a colorful mix of presentations from internal and external specialists,...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday August 17th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS
Frimo at SPE's 16th awards ceremony

The SPE's 16th awards ceremony, commonly referred to as the "Plastics Oscars," took place on July 3rd in Dusseldorf. FRIMO was able to take home two innovation awards in the category "parts & components": one in the "Body Exterior" division for their use of lightweight components with a bionic shark skin surface (hardtop and engine hood) and one in...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE SUBSTITUTE
Andrews AFB Runway Repair Project

A significant dip (2" deep) had developed Runway 1L/19R at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. An engineering investigation revealed the settlement was caused by water infiltrating the pavement system and transporting soil particles through a leaking culvert underlying the runway. The settlement presented operational problems, particularly for small...

Company name: Uretek USA
Published On: Wednesday August 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Dow Automotive Systems Partners with Clemson Engineering Students to Support Lightweighting Goals

Following a successful partnership in 2014, Dow Automotive Systems is again collaborating on advanced technology and application ideas with students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).Each year, the CU-ICAR students work with an automotive manufacturer to develop a concept vehicle that achieves futuristic...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Tuesday August 04th, 2015

 
SPE Innovation Awards 2015 - Street Shark 3.0 is a Step Ahead

During the 16th Automotive Award Night on July 3, 2015, the most innovative and creative solutions for vehicle production as well as communication tools related to vehicle production were awarded. Both Innovation Awards given in the categories of Body Interior and Body Exterior went to RUHL PUROMER and FRIMO this year. FRIMO also received two...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday August 17th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Ultralight composite scooter for sustainable urban mobility

Commuting to and from work for ever-increasing distances has become very common nowadays. At a time when sustainable solutions are not only encouraged but sought out, more and more commuters use public transportation, their own bicycles or electric scooters. Such a scooter has to be as light as possible since when not in use, the user needs to...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday August 07th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Mould for scuba-diving flippers - OSV Technologiya new project using polyurethane Modelast 1

This week the team of OSV Technologists worked on the project for producing new samples of the mould for scuba-diving flippers. Casting mould is made of two-component high-quality polyurethane Modelast 1, produced by German company Kleiberit, due to OSV Technologies. Development of these samples showed quite successful results and the ready-made...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Tuesday August 11th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Carlstar sells belts business to Timken

The Carlstar Group has agreed to sell its Carlstar Belts Business to Timken Company. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015 following customary government and regulatory approvals.According to the Carlstar, the transaction will allow the company to focus on the growth of its tyre and wheel business with its current...

Company name: The Carlstar Group
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
What Attributes Make an Ergonomic Caster

An injury is never pleasant and never wanted. Who wants the pain, discomfort, cost and other issues that arise from injury? Work Place injuries can have a greater negative impact, on both the individual and the organization. The impact can even reach other employees by lowering morale and reducing productivity.The number one cause of injury in the...

Company name: Caster Concepts
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Die-Cut Insulation for Vibration Isolation and Shock Resistance

Interstate Specialty Products die-cuts elastomeric materials for vibration damping, shock control, sound blocking, and noise absorption. Examples of these isolating and cushioning materials include open-cell foams such as Poron and Bisco from Rogers Corporation. Die-cut urethane and silicone cushion-gaskets can also resist extreme temperatures and...

Company name: Interstate Specialty Products
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Turkmenistan to open new industrial zone

The industry development in the various spheres of production is one of the priorities for Turkmenistan, according to the policy on open doors to create favorable investment climate in the country.To provide the country with export-oriented and import-substituting products made from local raw-materials, the new industrial objects are being built...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
China explosions: What we know about what happened in Tianjin

Two massive explosions in the port of Tianjin, northern China, have killed dozens of people, left hundreds injured and devastated large areas of the city.Much of what took place, or is still happening now, is unclear - but here is what we do know.How did the blasts happen?They have been traced to a warehouse at the port which was reportedly storing...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
BASF inaugurates new resin plant in Shanghai, China

BASF today (12 August 2015) inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF's approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF's local manufacturing footprint in Asia Pacific and create close to 70 new jobs at the site.During the...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Rhein Chemie Corporation Merges into LANXESS Corporation

Rhein Chemie Corporation has become a business unit of LANXESS Corporation. No longer a separate legal entity, Rhein Chemie has officially merged with its parent company. As a business of LANXESS, it will be called Rhein Chemie Additives.The merger is part of the previously announced LANXESS Group restructuring program, "Let's LANXESS Again," that...

Company name: Rhein Chemie
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
BASF partners with Nagase Wahlee Plastics Corp for distribution of polyurethanes in Taiwan

BASF Taiwan Ltd and Nagase Wahlee Plastics Corp (NWP) today announced that the companies have signed a letter of intent to enter into a distribution agreement.Under the terms of the collaborative agreement, NWP, a specialist in the distribution of high-performance materials, will support BASF's polyurethane customers in Taiwan. It will also expand...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
Miller Law LLC Announces a Settlement of $151,250,000 for Purchasers of Certain Products Containing...

A lawsuit known as In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 10-MD-2196, is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in Toledo. The Court previously approved Settlements with two Defendants in the lawsuit: Valle Foam Industries, Inc. and Domfoam International, Inc.Additional Settlements have now...

Company name: Poly Foam Antitrust Litigation
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
Hybrid Enters Into Definitive Agreement With Large Manufacturer

Hybrid Coating Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a large foam manufacturer to jointly develop foam products based on Hybrid's award winning technology for the shoe, Mattress and Furniture verticals. Hybrid's partner has numerous Fortune 500 clients, several of whom are part of the ©Zero...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
Bayer's MaterialScience open to M&A

Bayer's plastics division, which plans to list on the stock exchange soon, could consider acquisitions, especially in polyurethane-related business, its head told a German paper.The company could be listed as early as October in an IPO potentially worth more than 10 billion euros ($11 billion), sources familiar with the plans told Reuters last...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday August 12th, 2015

 
Freudenberg Group inaugurates state of the art plant in India

Germany-based, global technology group, Freudenberg, today inaugurated its state-of-the-art production facilities, labs & warehouse in their existing speciality chemicals factory in Mysore. The facility is owned by Kluber Lubrication India and will manufacture various specialty lubricating oils, greases, pastes, aerosols and release agents, across...

Company name: Freudenberg Group
Published On: Monday August 10th, 2015

 
PTTGC mulls B5bn complex

PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), Thailand's biggest petrochemical company, said it would finalise its 5-billion-baht bio-petrochemical complex project and start building the complex by year-end.The company is in talks with a leading sugar producer and is conducting a feasibility study to develop bio-petrochemicals such as polylactic acid, said...

Company name: PTT Global Chemical
Published On: Wednesday August 05th, 2015

 
Milliken Chemical Trade Shows 2015

During the last half of 2015, representatives from Milliken and Company's expert research and development team will travel around the globe to share how the quality products developed by Milliken Chemical can help manufacturing companies achieve industry standards such as clarity & aesthetics, productivity improvement, property optimization,...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Tuesday August 04th, 2015

 
Wanhua’s second innovation and application competition successfully concluded

On the evening of July 30, 2015, “Chemistry will make a better life” -- Wanhua Chemical’s second innovation and application competition successfully rang down its curtain. This competition lasted three months, with over 430 contestants signing up from 20 universities and colleges across China. The shortlisted 10 teams for the final competition were...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
Huntsman Corp.'s profits fall 75 percent after plant outage

The CEO of Huntsman Corp. said he's frustrated with the company's declining stock price, which he said fails to take into account the chemical manufacturer's strong assets and its ongoing work to restructure its portfolio."I look at the loss of equity value that we've experienced in the past week, and I simply see no justification for the market...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Covestro Management Board named

The Supervisory Board of Bayer MaterialScience AG (in future: Covestro) has named the members of the future Covestro Board of Management effective September 1, 2015. Patrick Thomas (57) has been confirmed as Chairman of the Board of Management of Covestro. He has been CEO of Bayer MaterialScience since 2007. Frank H. Lutz (46), who joined Bayer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Simple easy Isocyanate Monitoring

Biological monitoring (BM) is used to assess exposure to a chemical, by the measurement of a chemical or its breakdown products in blood, urine or breath. For isocyanates, a urine sample from the person being tested is ideal for biological monitoring.Why should isocyanate exposure be monitored?Isocyanates are highly reactive chemicals used in...

Company name: HealthScreen
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Production and use of metal salts of alkyl oxide and/or aryl alkyl oxide oligomers and polymers with...

The invention relates to a catalyst system that is suitable for catalyzing the production of polyurethane foams. The catalyst system is characterized in that said system contains a metal salt of an alcohol that is modified with an acid end group.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Catalysts for reaction between an isocyanate and an alcohol

Processes are described for preparing polyurethane polymers by reacting an isocyanate with an alcohol using a non-tin based catalyst having the formula ##STR00001## where R.sup.1, which are identical or different, are a fluoroalkyl, monovalent alkyl, cycloalkyl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, or the ring of the cycloalkyl group that optionally comprises at...

Company name: BlueStar Silicones
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Process for the preparation of polyol mixtures

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of polyol mixtures comprising polyether carbonate polyol and polyol containing urethane groups, characterized in that (i) in a first step one or more alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide are added on to one or more H-functional starter substances in the presence of at least one DMC catalyst...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyol, composition for polyurethane, composition for polyurethane foam, polyurethane...

The present invention provides a polyester polyol, preferably a plant-derived polyester polyol, suitable for a composition for polyurethane foam that contributes to the reduction of load on the environment and has a good balance of high resilience, moderate hardness, and high durability as a cushioning material for vehicle seat cushions. A...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanates in the gas phase

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of isocyanates by reaction of the corresponding amines with phosgene in the gas phase, wherein a diluent containing between 90.0000% by weight and 99.9999% by weight of substances which are inert in the phosgenation process and between 0.0001% by weight and 10.0000% by weight of oxygen is...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Isocyanate-functional cyclic carbonates

The invention relates to a process for preparing compounds containing isocyanate groups and cyclic carbonate structures, by reacting at least A) a monomeric diisocyanate with aliphatically, cycloaliphatically, araliphatically and/or aromatically bonded isocyanate groups with B) a hydroxy-functional cyclic carbonate, characterized in that component...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
Water-dispersible polyisocyanates

The present invention relates to improved water-dispersible polyisocyanates with enhanced gloss, more particularly for two-component polyurethane coating materials.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
Water-emulsible isocyanates having improved gloss

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of water-emulsifiable isocyanates and to their use.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Polymer, composition and use

There is described a solvent assisted dispersion (SAD) process for preparing an aqueous polycondensate (such as a polyester e.g. uralkyd) dispersion substantially free of solvents, comprising the steps of (a) reacting in a non-protic solvent a mixture of (i) one or more polycondensate monomers, oligomers and/or polymers comprising a plurality of...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet recording ink set, ink cartridge, inkjet recording device, inkjet recording method, and image...

To provide an inkjet recording ink set, which contains a cyan ink, magenta ink, yellow ink, and black ink, wherein each ink contains at least a pigment, a surfactant, water, water-soluble organic solvent, and anionic self-emulsifying ether-based polyurethane, wherein each ink contains, as the pigment, a combination of a (i) pigment dispersion...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Aqueous ink jet ink compositions and uses

Aqueous ink jet ink compositions are used for ink jet printing colorless, colored or invisible images on receiver elements. These compositions contain a dispersion of an unsaturated natural oil and a water compatible polyurethane. The unsaturated oil dispersion is prepared from conventional surfactants or a polyurethane dispersing agent. The...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Polyurethane resin addition pigment, process for producing polyurethane resin addition pigment,...

A polyurethane resin-bonded pigment may exhibit excellent image density, dispersibility, storage stability, and resolubility, and may form an ink film that exhibits marker resistance and rubfastness. The polyurethane resin-bonded pigment is produced by bringing (I) a pigment having a surface acidic group into contact with (II) a basic compound...

Company name: Tokai Carbon
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Polyurethane casting resins and potting compounds produced therefrom

The invention relates to polyurethane casting resins for producing polyurethane potting compounds, which can be obtained from a reaction mixture of polyisocyanates, polyepoxides, polyols, latent catalysts and optionally additives. The invention also relates to a method for producing said compounds.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane/polyurea dispersions

The present invention pertains to aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions which are prepared by the acetone process using methyl acetate instead of ketones and are chain-extended using hydrazine or derivatives thereof, these dispersions having an improved stability towards thermal yellowing and a relatively low residual hydrazine/hydrazine...

Company name: Stahl International
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Aqueous dispersion of polyurethane resin, flame-retardant polyester fiber using the same, and method...

An aqueous dispersion of polyurethane resin obtained by a chain elongation reaction in water, by adding (C) at least one chain extender selected from water-soluble polyamines, hydrazine and derivatives thereof to a dispersion liquid obtained by emulsifying and dispersing a mixture in water. The mixture comprises "(B) at least one compound selected...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Process for particleboard manufacture

Improved particleboard and methods for fabricating improved particleboard (e.g., natural fiber/material-based particleboard) are disclosed. More particularly, the present disclosure provides systems/methods for fabricating particleboard (e.g., formaldehyde-free particleboard) utilizing natural fibers/materials (e.g., lignocellulosic materials),...

Company name: The University of Connecticut
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Bis-(.alpha.-amino)-diol-diester-containing poly (ester amide) and poly (ester urethane)...

The present invention provides biodegradable, biocompatible bis-(.alpha.-amino acyl)-diol-diester-containing poly(ester amide) (PEA) and poly(ester urethane) (PEUR) co-polymer compositions with mechanical properties that can be readily tailored by selection of various combinations and proportions of the building blocks of the co-polymers. The...

Company name: Medivas
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Method for producing oxidation discoloration resistant polyurethane foam

A flexible polyurethane foam with improved resistance to discoloration from oxidation is disclosed. Such discoloration may be due to exposure to oxides of nitrogen, for example, the oxides commonly found in burnt gas fumes. The foam may be used for applications such as intimate apparel and other consumer products that need extended term color...

Company name: Wm. T. Burnett
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Process for making low compression and high airflow MDI viscoelastic polyurethane foam

A reaction system comprising an organic polyisocyanate and an isocyanate reactive component for preparation of a viscoelastic polyurethane foam is provided. The isocyanate reactive component comprises (i) from 10 to 50% by weight of one or more low equivalent weight propylene oxide rich (PO-rich) polyols having a combined number average equivalent...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Thermally stable rigid foams and methods of making same

The presently disclosed technology provides a composition and method for producing a thermally stable, rigid polyurethane and/or polyisocyanurate foam by reducing or eliminating the presence of alkali metal components and/or alkali earth metal components, thereby producing a foam, which under fire conditions, will at least maintain its volume or...

Company name: Atlas Roofing
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Rigid urethane self-skinning foam dolly

The present invention provides a top frame made from a thermoset foam material. The top frame includes a pair of substantially parallel sides and a pair of substantially parallel ends connected to the sides to form a generally rectangular frame structure. The frame structure has an inner layer and outer surface defining a thickness. The thermoset...

Company name: Orbis Research
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Method for forming multilayer coating film

An object of the present invention is to provide a method for forming a multilayer coating film, capable of achieving excellent curability under low-temperature, short-time conditions, and forming a multilayer coating film having excellent chipping resistance and an excellent finished appearance. This method comprises sequentially applying an...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Acrylic anticrater additive for electrocoats

The present disclosure is directed to an anticrater additive that is useful for providing a smooth surface to a cured layer of an electrocoating composition on a substrate. The anticrater additive comprises the reaction product of a polyisocyanate with an acrylic polymer having one isocyanate reactive functional group. The acrylic polymer can be an...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Internal girth weld liquid coating cart

The invention relates to a machine for coating the interior of a pipe. The machine can be pulled through and positioned within a pipe or pipeline by a internal pipe tractor, and can be used to apply viscous liquids, including two part epoxies and urethanes, to the interior wall of the pipe. The machine is typically used for the overcoating of...

Company name: ShawCor
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Removable polyurethane floor coating

Described are sacrificial floor coating compositions, comprising polyurethane dispersions having a slope of the stress modulus versus temperature curve from about -0.50.times.10.sup.6 to about -3.00.times.10.sup.6 dynes per (cm.sup.2)(.degree. C.).

Company name: Rohm and Haas
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Strippable coating composition for floors

A strippable coating composition for floors which contains at least 50% by weight of an aqueous polyurethane resin relative to the total solid content, wherein the hydroxyl-containing compound component constituting the aqueous polyurethane resin comprises (A) a polyester polyol component prepared from 1,6-hexanediol and either an aliphatic dibasic...

Company name: Adeka
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Liquefied wood coating

Disclosed are various embodiments relating to a liquefied wood coating that can be applied to virtually any surface. The liquefied wood coating contains a micronized wood powder, a non-elastomeric resin with high adhesion properties, and an elastomeric resin for flexibility. Once dried, the wood coating accepts stain, polyurethane, and other types...

Company name: Advanced Wood Paint
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> VARNISH
Uv cured varnish and process for preparing the same

A UV cured varnish, and a process for preparing the same, said UV cured varnish including an epoxy acrylic resin, a polyurethane acrylic resin, a polymerizable monomer, a filler, a photoinitiator, and an adjuvant, wherein the polymerizable monomer comprises a fluorine containing polymerizable monomer and a silicon containing polymerizable monomer....

Company name: BOE Technology Group
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Curable compositions based on polyuretidiones, polythiols and photoactivable bases and generation of...

Curable compositions based on polyuretidiones, polythiols and photoactivable bases are disclosed. Also a process for generating isocyanate groups by exposing uretidiones to radiation in the range of 100-315 nm is disclosed. The process can be used in a dual curing system for curing compositions that comprise groups that under go photoinduced...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Radiation-curing, water-dispersible polyurethane (meth)acrylates

The present invention describes radiation-curable, water-dispersible polyurethane acrylates which feature good grain highlighting, their use, and the method for producing them.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Water-based coating composition and method for forming multilayer coating film

This invention relates to an aqueous coating composition comprising an acrylic or polyester resin (A); a curing agent (B); and a blocked isocyanate group-containing urethane resin emulsion (C) having a weight average molecular weight of 2,000 to 50,000, which is prepared using a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component as starting materials,...

Company name: Kansai Paint
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Accelerated bonding of isocyanate functional adhesive to fiber reinforced plastics

The present invention relates to a composition comprising: a) one or more organometallic compounds: b) one or more high boiling point solvents; and c) one or more low boiling point, solvents. The invention further relates to a system comprising a) one or more organometallic compounds; b) ones or more high boding point solvents: and c) one or more...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminate and surface protection plate

A laminated plate according to the present invention includes two or more resin films laminated via an adhesive layer, and at least one layer of the adhesive layer contains a resin component containing a polyol resin and an isocyanate curing agent, and a hydroxyl group-containing benzophenone compound, and the hydroxyl group-containing benzophenone...

Company name: Kimoto
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
Laminates for security documents

Secure inlays for secure documents such as a passport comprising an inlay substrate may have laser-ablated recesses within which a chip module is installed. The inlay substrate may include two layers, and the antenna wire may be between the two layers. A moisture-curing polyurethane hot melt adhesive may be used to laminate a cover layer and the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> WATER-BASED
High performance water-based adhesion compositions and applications

An adhesion composition comprising a) a first polymer that is selected from the group consisting of acrylic polymers, acrylonitrile butadiene, butyl rubber, cellulose acetate, cellulose butyrate, epoxy resins, ethylene vinyl acetate, natural rubber, neoprene, phenolic polymers, polyurethanes, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol, styrene butadiene...

Company name: Honeywell International
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurethane based insulated glass sealant

Embodiments of the invention provide for polyurethane-based sealants. The sealants include a reaction product of a reaction system which includes at least one isocyanate, and at least one polyester polyol. The polyester polyol includes a reaction product of a polyester reaction mixture which includes one or more hydrophobic monomers, one or more...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Polyurethane sealant compositions having high filler levels

In one aspect, this invention is a composition comprising a urethane prepolymer having isocyanate moieties; a catalytic amount of a compound which catalyzes the reaction of isocyanate moieties with water or an active hydrogen containing compound; and untreated calcium carbonate as filler. The composition of the invention can be used to bond a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> ONE COMPONENT SYSTEMS
One-component, moisture-curing composition

A one-component composition comprising: 1) a ketimine which is the reaction product of: a) a dimer diamine; and b) a ketone; and 2) a blocked isocyanate.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Film barrier to isocyanate monomer migration

The invention provides a multilayer film comprising at least two layers A1 and B: A1. a first film layer A1 formed from a composition A1 comprising at least one of the following: an hydroxyl (OH) functionalized ethylene-based polymer and/or a amine-functionalized ethylene-based polymer; and B. a second film layer B formed from a composition B...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Light guides made of thermoplastic polyurethanes

The invention relates to thermoplastic polyurethanes (hereinafter TPUs) suitable for the production of optical conductors, to a process for their production, and also to optical conductors based on TPUs.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Method for manufacturing thermoplastic polyurethane thread

The present invention relates to a composition and a method for manufacturing a thermoplastic polyurethane thread of particularly 250 denier or less with enhanced physical properties by collecting virgin type thermoplastic polyurethane resin or polyurethane scraps remaining after using the thermoplastic polyurethane resin for airbag patterns or...

Company name:
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
Thermoplastic resin composition

To provide a thermoplastic resin composition capable of providing a molded article having a good electromagnetic shielding property. A thermoplastic resin composition containing: (A) 50 to 95% by mass of a thermoplastic resin containing a polycarbonate resin; and (B) 5 to 50% by mass of a carbon fiber bundle which is bundled by a sizing agent...

Company name: Daicel Polymer
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FILMS
Nonwoven fabric and polyurethane composite materials and methods for producing the same

The disclosure provides a composite material of nonwoven fabric and polyurethane produced without use of an adhesive and a method for producing the same. The composite material comprises a nonwoven fabric and a nonporous or porous polyurethane film, wherein the polyurethane film is laminated on the nonwoven fabric. The disclosure provides a method...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS
Textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance and the preparation method thereof

Provided are a textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance including a fabric sheet, a polyurethane coating layer formed on the fabric sheet and a stain-resistant coating layer formed on the polyurethane coating layer and a method of preparing the same. Thus, a texture characteristic of the fabric substrate itself can be exhibited, and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COLD STORAGE & REFRIGERATION
Method of making a thermally insulated polyurethane shipper

A method of making a thermally insulated sandwich polyurethane (PUR) shipper for a temperature sensitive payload is provided. The method comprises the steps of mounting an inner box upside down on a tool, adhering an insulating panel to the outer facing surfaces of the inner box, positioning an outer box around the inner box assembly, pouring...

Company name: Sonoco
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING
Elastomers for paper mill equipment

Embodiments of the invention provide for paper mill equipment that can better withstand the conditions of a paper mill. Embodiments encompass paper mill equipment that incorporate a polyurethane layer having a hysteresis value of less than 70% and a permanent set of less than 30%. The polyurethane layer includes a polyurethane produced by curing a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing roller, developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A developing roller, including: a shaft containing a metal; an elastic layer on a circumference of the shaft; and a surface layer on a circumferential surface of the elastic layer, wherein the surface layer contains: a polyurethane which is a reaction product between a fluoroethylene vinyl ether copolymer and an isocyanurate form of an isocyanate;...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Blade member and cleaning blade

A blade member 1 is used for removal of residual toner 5 remaining on a surface of a counterpart member 4 in an image forming device employing an electrophotographic system, by sliding contact with the counterpart member 4. The blade member 1 includes a blade body 11 made of a polyurethane rubber using diphenylmethane diisocyanate and a polyester...

Company name: Sumitomo Riko Company
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having a high resilience with a high spin rate on the approach shots. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a constituting member that is formed from a polyurethane composition containing a polyurethane elastomer as a resin component, the polyurethane composition...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Golf ball having an over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer cover and having a soft...

A golf ball having an over-indexed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer cover and having a soft feeling when hit. The golf ball cover also may be cross-linked.

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Golf ball with high density and high hardness mantle

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

Company name: Nike
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Golf balls incorporating light-stable and durable cover compositions

A golf ball comprising: a core; a casing layer surrounding the core; and a cover layer surrounding the casing layer and being formed from a cover composition that is produced by a reaction of a prepolymer and a chain extender, wherein the prepolymer is formed from the reaction product of: (i) an isocyanate comprising an allophanate ("ICA") and...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> IMPLANTS
Hybrid polymer/metal plug for treating chondral defects

Osteochondral implants for repair of chondral defects and providing bone fixation through bone ongrowth and/or ingrowth. The implant is provided with a base allowing for bone ongrowth and/or ingrowth and a top attached to the base, the top being formed of a material having a compressive resistance similar to that of the cartilage. The material of...

Company name: Arthrex
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Method of manufacturing thiourethane - based optical material

Disclosed is a method of preparing a thiourethane based optical material In particular, a method of preparing a high-quality optical material, which is colorless and transparent and is not deformed, at a high yield without generation of striae, whitening, and microbubbles is disclosed. A method of preparing the thiourethane based optical material...

Company name: KOC Solution
Published On: Friday August 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES
Low permeation fuel hose

Low permeation fuel hose is provided comprising an outer cover layer prepared from a composition comprising a polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a thermoplastic copolyester elastomer and, optionally, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), wherein the hose exhibits improved low and high temperature performance compared to conventional fuel hoses having an outer...

Company name: Eaton
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Multi-layered fuel tubing

The invention describes a flexible tubular article for transport of volatile hydrocarbons comprising: (a) an inner layer of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer or a polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer; (b) an intermediate thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer extruded in tubular form over the inner PVDF layer, and (c) a polyvinyl chloride...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Process for hydrogenating aromatic di- and polyamines to cycloaliphatic di- and polyamines

A process for hydrogenating aromatic di- and polyamines is provided comprising the steps of reacting the aromatic amine with hydrogen in the presence of a catalytic system, wherein the catalytic system comprises a heterogeneous catalyst comprising a metal selected from the group consisting of Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Re, Fe, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd and/or...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Process for hydrogenating aromatic di- and polyamines

A catalytic process for hydrogenating aromatic di- and polyamines with the aid of a selected catalyst system is provided, which comprises a mixture of a first heterogeneous catalyst and a second heterogeneous catalyst and a nitro compound (nitrate and/or nitrite salt). The first and second heterogeneous catalyst each independently comprise a metal...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Polymer mixtures for the production of thin-walled injection molded parts

The present invention relates to biodegradable polymer mixtures comprising: A) from 15 to 50% by weight, based on components A and B, of a biodegradable, aliphatic-aromatic polyester with MFR (190.degree. C./2.16 kg in accordance with ISO 1133) of from 40 to 150 g/10 min comprising: i) from 40 to 70 mol %, based on components i to ii, of one or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Method for improving thermal stability of polypropylene carbonate

Provided is a method for improving thermal stability of polypropylene carbonate and, more particularly, a method of end capping a molecular chain of polypropylene carbonate using a urethane group by adding isocyanates or diisocyanates to a polypropylene carbonate resin, which may optionally be a mixture containing tertiary polyol, so as to delay...

Company name: SK innovation
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Effect of Castor Oil as an Auxillary Stabilizer in the Production of Flexible Polyurethane Foams

In Nigeria, the polyurethane industry depends mostly on imported feedstocks which are relatively expensive. Furthermore, emissions from some of these chemicals during processing have been reported to cause negative environmental impact effects and also carcinogenic to both animal and humans. The effect of castor oil as an auxiliary stabilizer in...

Company name: University of Ibadan
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
Synthesis of bio-castor oil polyurethane flexible foams and the influence of biotic component on...

A series of bio-based polyurethane flexible foams were synthesized by substituting polyether polyol with castor oil and polyethylene glycol (PEG). The influence of the castor oil component in the prepolymers on the structure and properties of the castor oil-based polyurethane flexible foams were investigated and compared. FTIR (Fourier transform...

Company name: University of Science and Technology Beijing
Published On: Thursday August 13th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Mechanism Found For Isocyanate-Induced Asthma

Isocyanates, which are used in the production of polymers such as polyurethane, have been recognized as a trigger for occupational asthma since the 1950s. Decades later, the mechanisms by which isocyanates exert their effects remain unclear. Now, Adam V. Wisnewski, Jian Liu, and Christopher M. Colangelo of Yale University School of Medicine report...

Company name: Yale University School of Medicine
Published On: Monday August 03rd, 2015

 
 

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