Issue-570 - September 07, 2015   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Nordmann, Rassmann and PERSTORP together at FAKUMA 2015

PERSTORP intensifies its commitment to bioplastics and exhibits in conjunction with NRC at the FAKUMA 2015 trade fair Malmo/Hamburg, 21.08.2015 - Nordmann, Rassmann's long-term business partner PERSTORP, the world market leader in ε-caprolactone polymer technology (marketed under the brand name Capa™), is increasing its efforts in the...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Three Dow Innovations Named Finalists for 2015 ICIS Innovation Awards

The Dow Chemical Company has announced that three of its innovations have been shortlisted for the 2015 ICIS Innovation Awards in three of the six award categories, including Best Product Innovation, Best Business Innovation, and Innovation With Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability.ICIS, the world's largest petrochemical market...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

Creative Materials Acquires Noelle Industries

Creative Materials Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Noelle Industries, a manufacturer of encapsulants, potting compounds, adhesives and coatings.Key Noelle staff will reportedly move to Creative Materials' Ayer, Mass., facilities, and manufacturing operations will be combined. Noelle will continue to offer the same products and services;...

Company name: Noelle Industries
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Maximizing wind-farm ROI through blade protection and repair

To maximize wind-farm efficiency and related investment returns, the wind industry is paying increasing attention to the wear and tear of turbine blades. From high winds and rain to damaging hail and salt spray, turbine blades face a wide variety of weather and environmental challenges. Exposure to these conditions over time commonly leads to...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

University of Fomo: Your One-Stop Destination for Polyurethane Foam Education

When working with polyurethane of any kind, it's important to stay up-to-date and educated on the product you're working with. That's why Fomo Products offers The University of Fomo, a dynamic online education program that gives its graduates the skills and knowledge required to use and sell our full line of low pressure polyurethane foam...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

AkzoNobel unveils plans to invest in UK pilot plant

AkzoNobel is to invest more than €1.3 million to build a pilot plant for coating resins at its Performance Coatings site located in Felling, UK.The state-of-the-art facility - which will create three new jobs and safeguard a further 28 positions at the site - will provide resin samples for product testing and the possibility to scale up to...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

PPG Commercial Coatings to Exhibit at ICUEE

The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' automotive refinish business will display its range of coating brands at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The show, known as the Demo Expo, is regarded as the prime event for construction and...

Company name: PPG Commercial Coatings
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

PPG Industries today announced that it has completed its acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., a U.S.-based specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer with 2014 sales of more than $100 million. Financial terms were not disclosed."This acquisition brings industry-leading powder coatings and a best-in-class manufacturing capability...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Berlac at Fakuma 2015: unique all-round expertise consolidated on site

Amazing effects for surprising methods of application, innovative new uses and a carefully selected cross-section through its comprehensive range of modern coating solutions for plastic substrates - all that Berlac will be presenting at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from 13 to 17 October.Once again this year, Berlac takes the pleasure in inviting to...

Company name: Berlac
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Miller Roofing Contractors Publishes Two Exclusive New Commercial Roofing Guides

Miller Roofing Contractors, one of central Ohio's top commercial roofing specialists, published two new online guides to common commercial roofing options. The first new guide is available at and covers the application and advantages of Conklin's spray polyurethane foam...

Company name: Miller Roofing Contractors
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Lacquer vs. polyurethane: Paint pros & cons to make informed decisions

You'll often hear debate about which chemical finishing product is superior: polyurethane or lacquer. Certainly, each finish possesses its own advantages and disadvantages, which I'll outline below to help you make an informed decision when it comes time to choose between them. Knowing the differences between the chemical properties of lacquers and...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

Lubrizol Launches New, Fast, High-Heat Solution for Hot Melt Adhesives at FEICA 2015

Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) announces it will be presenting a new, fast, high heat TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) material development for hot melt adhesives (HMAs) at the FEICA European Adhesive and Sealant Conference and Expo in Vilamoura, Portugal from September 9-11.Lubrizol has developed a new thermoplastic...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Perstorp and Corbion launch jointly developed Capa™ lactide caprolactone copolymer for application...

Perstorp and Corbion jointly announce a breakthrough innovation for adhesives. Resulting from a partnership agreement both companies signed in 2011, a new lactide caprolactone copolymer has been developed that delivers major benefits in hot melt adhesive applications. The product is part of Perstorp's Capa™ Lactide and the two companies are market...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

Q&A About Polyurethanes: What are the advantages of using polyurethane technology for hot-melt...

I am familiar with traditional ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyester and polyamide (PA)-based hot-melt adhesives.What are the advantages of using polyurethane technology for hot-melt applications?EVA, PA and polyester hot-melt adhesives have been successfully used for many years; each has advantages for specific applications and markets....

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Midas MRIM moulding cuts production costs at GX Group by 20%

GX Group, an Usk-based technology and innovation company specialising in product design and development, is relying on MRIM™ production moulding services from Midas Pattern Company to provide attractive polyurethane covers for a new generation of market-leading monitoring, logging and management systems used in the tankered liquids industry. The...

Company name: Midas Pattern
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

SAERTEX at Composite Europe in Stuttgart

SAERTEX will again be showcasing itself in 2015 at the "Composite Europe in Stuttgart" exhibition. Come and meet us and our application consultants from the 22 to the 24 September in the Messe Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Hall 5, Stand B02 and let us impress you with our solutions and component services.We would also like to present to you our new...

Company name: Saertex
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

SAERTEX at China Composites Expo

SAERTEX will be showcasing itself at the China Composites Expo exhibition in Shanghai from the 2 to the 4 September 2015. At a modern boot of more then 100 square metres in size, Frank Zhao (Managing Director of SAERTEX China) and his colleagues look forward to taking part in a lot of interesting conversations and meeting many new contacts.They...

Company name: Saertex
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Swimming pools in Antalya lined with Graco's Reactor H-XP2

A Reactor HXP-2 proportioning system in combination with a Fusion air purge spray gun from Graco were used by the contractor Ay Izolasyon to waterproof swimming pools with polyurea in the popular Turkish tourist city of Antalya. The region hosts an array of hotels, villas and attraction points. Most of these have their own swimming pools to cater...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

Ashby Cross Urethane Processing System Dispenses High-Purity, Two-Part Urethanes

Ashby Cross Company has introduced a urethane processing system that accurately proportions, mixes, and dispenses urethane for applications such as cable end sealing and splicing, connector sealing, bulkhead pass-thru, creating gaskets and seals, potting, and encapsulating.The Ashby Cross GP80 Urethane Processing System accurately dispenses...

Company name: Ashby Cross
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Getzner Werkstoffe: Vibration Protection for Weston GO Station

In 2015, Getzner implemented a vibration protection solution for the new track along the Weston GO Station in Ontario. The ballast mats installed protect the track superstructure from vibrations, preserve the ballast and minimize wear, thereby reducing maintenance costs.Canadian rail operator Metrolinx installed and modernized the track through...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

Bangkok Administration defends the purchase of polyurethane poles

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has defended its procurement of polyurethane poles saying that its price is reasonable and not too excessive as claimed by critics in the social media.Mr Thaweesak Lertpraphan, director of the office of traffic and transport of the City Hall, told the media on Wednesday that the polyurethane poles and imported...

Company name: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

BASF launches new MasterTop flooring and wall products on the European market

With MasterTop BC 372AS BASF has added an anti-static, epoxy body coat to its product portfolio of flooring solutions which is bundled under the Master Builders Solutions brand. The main advantages of the new product are improved de-aeration and self-levelling properties, thus easing the installation. MasterTop BC 372AS offers customers flexibility...

Company name: Master Builders Solutions by BASF
Published On: Sunday September 06th, 2015

New panel plant, partnerships position Vitapur as unique solution to housing deficit

A frontline manufacturer of polyurethane prefabricated buildings in Nigeria, Vitapur Nigeria Limited is seeking partnership with the Federal and state governments to bridge the country's estimated 19 million units of house deficit in Nigeria. Besides, Vitapur, reputed for its dry construction devoid of blocks is willing to partner the Built...

Company name: Vitapur Nigeria
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

Magna completes sale of interiors business to Grupo Antolin

Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. has completed the sale of its interiors operations to Spanish auto parts manufacturer Grupo Antolin.The sale, for approximately US$525 million, was announced in April, and involves the production of headliners, interior trim panels, instrument panels, and other interior components,...

Company name: Magna International
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

Bridgestone APM to build Niagara County plant

Bridgestone APM Co. has selected a Wheatfield industrial park as the site of a new manufacturing center for its automotive products that specifically targets the Canadian market.Working with the Montante Group of Cos., Bridgestone will occupy a 65,000-square-foot plant that will be built on an 11-acre site in the Vantage International Park. The...

Company name: Bridgestone APM
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

SURF budgets go further with accredited products says Balmoral

Global deepwater buoyancy and polymer specialist Balmoral Offshore Engineering has been approved by Bureau Veritas (BV) in line with American Petroleum Institute (API) specification for its SURF-related bend stiffeners and restrictors.The API 17L standards cover the minimum requirements for design, material selection, manufacture, documentation,...

Company name: Balmoral Comtec
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Bend Stiffener Connectors at Offshore Europe 2015

Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, is exhibiting its industry leading, diverless and ROV-less bend stiffener connectors for umbilicals, power cables and risers at Offshore Europe 2015, on stand E3 65. Based on mature Ballgrab ball and taper gripping technology, the bend stiffener connectors (BSC) enable a simpler riser / umbilical...

Company name: First Subsea
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Abrasion-Resistant Hose

The AIRDUC PUR 353 transport hose offers double the service life of conventional polyurethane equivalents. The reduction in material consumption is another outcome of the development process. The hose is specially designed to transport highly abrasive media throughout a long service life. It incurs less wear during the transport process than other...

Company name: Norres Schlauchtechnik
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Anti-static flexible ducting for food manufacturers

Ducting specialist Eximo speed LOCK has launched FoodFlex AS-a flexible, anti-static polyether-polyurethane ducting solution with a stainless steel wire spiral that is designed to be used in a variety of food manufacturing applications, where dust and other food product generated abrasives have the potential to generate static electricity.FoodFlex...

Company name: Eximo
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

Elite Foam Purchases Industrial Property From Insteel

Insteel Industries Inc., sold their industrial building to Premier Specialty Products, Inc., also known as Elite Foam, Inc. this past week.The single-story industrial building is 265,370 square feet on 19.10 acres of land located at 24 Herring Road in the Shenandoah Industrial Park. The sale price of the property was not disclosed.Insteel announced...

Company name: Elite Foam
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Axalta Partners with University of Oviedo to Provide Study Internships to Students

Axalta Coating Systems, one of the leading global suppliers of liquid and powder coatings, signed a partnership agreement with the University of Oviedo, Spain. The first stage of this partnership will involve Axalta offering students internships at the company's offices in Asturias, starting in November 2015.Four of the University's best students,...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Flexible Polyurethane Foam Indirect Purchaser Class Action Settlement

Settlements have been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging the producers of flexible polyurethane foam conspired to raise the prices and allocate the market for the foam products. If you purchased a product that contains flexible polyurethane foam, such a couch, mattress or carpet padding, you may be entitled to a cash payment from the class...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

Sadara and Juffali Sign Multi-Year BTG Supply Agreement Following Successful MDI Agreement

Sadara Chemical Company and E. A. Juffali & Brothers, a privately-owned Saudi company, have signed a second supply agreement, this time for Butyl Tri-Glycol ether (BTG), following the successful execution of an MDI supply agreement in July 2015. With this new agreement, Sadara will supply BTG to one of the new plants that will be built in the...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

Unique Fabricating Acquires Great Lakes Foam Technologies

Unique Fabricating, Inc., which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced it has acquired the business and substantially all of the assets of Great Lakes...

Company name: Great Lakes Foam Technologies
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Thermal Processing Equipment Maker Lands 4 Orders

A contract for a waste acid treatment system for a new toluene di-isocyanate plant to be built in northwest China was awarded to De Dietrich Process Systems. The order, which is reportedly the thermal equipment maker's largest in the company history, comes on the heels of a successful exhibition at Achema.Under the deal, De Dietrich will deliver a...

Company name: De Dietrich
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

India Terminated Anti-dumping Duty on Flexible Slabstocks Polyols from Mainland China, South Korea...

On August 30, the anti-dumping duty that India imposed against flexible slabstocks polyols (FSP) from mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan terminated officially without further sunset review.Later August, Government of India Ministry of Finance announced to rescind the anti-dumping measures against FSP from Mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan,...

Company name: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Published On: Tuesday September 01st, 2015

MAPEI Americas welcomes Eric Edelmayer

Eric Edelmayer has joined MAPEI Americas as the Business Development Manager for Sheet Membranes. Edelmayer has been in the tile industry for over 30 years, specializing in sheet membranes for waterproofing, crack isolation and sound reduction.He is active in, and a voting member of, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Materials and...

Company name: Mapei
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Doug Delmonico retires from Encore Rail Systems

Broomfield, Colo.-based Encore Rail Systems, Inc., a single-source provider of tie plugging and rail seat abrasion prevention and repair equipment and compounds, on Sept. 2, 2015 announced the retirement of Doug Delmonico, one of the company's long-time principals."As a result of Doug Delmonico's contributions, Encore is credited with countless...

Company name: Encore Rail Systems
Published On: Thursday September 03rd, 2015

Philippe Mengal named as new Executive Director of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) welcomes new Executive DirectorBBI JU is delighted to announce the nomination of Philippe Mengal as its new Executive Director.On behalf of the Governing Board, I would like to congratulate Philippe Mengal for his nomination," said Rudolf Strohmeier, Chair of the BBI JU's Governing Board and Deputy...

Company name: The Bio-based Industries Consortium
Published On: Wednesday September 02nd, 2015

Compositions comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,2,3-tetra-chloropropene,...

The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene that may be useful as heat transfer compositions, aerosol propellants, foaming agents, blowing agents, solvents, cleaning agents, carrier fluids, displacement drying agents, buffing abrasion agents, polymerization media, expansion agents for polyolefins and...

Company name: The Chemours Company
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Catalyst for non-isocyanate based polyurethane

A cooperative catalyst system includes a Lewis acid and a Lewis base for the formation of non-isocyanate based polyurethane using a cyclic carbonate and an amine. A method of forming non-isocyanate based polyurethane includes providing a cyclic carbonate, an amine, and a cooperative catalyst system that has a Lewis acid and a Lewis base.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polyurethanes made with copper catalysts

Polyisocyanate-based polymers are formed by curing a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate and at least one isocyanate-reactive compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups in the presence of a copper catalyst that contains at least one copper atom associated with a polydentate ligand that contains at least one...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Isocyanatosilanes with thiourethane structure

The invention relates to a method for producing compounds containing isocyanate and silane groups by reacting at least A) one monomeric diisocyanate containing aliphatically, cycloaliphatically, araliphatically and/or aromatically bonded isocyanate groups with B) a mercaptosilane, characterised in that component A) is reacted with component B) in...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Information carrying card comprising a cross-linked polymer composition, and method of making the...

The disclosure provides a cross-linkable polymer composition, a core layer for an information carrying card comprising such cross-linked composition, resulting information carrying card, and methods of making the same. A crosslinkable polymer composition comprises a curable base polymer resin in a liquid or paste form, and a particulate...

Company name: X-Card Holdings
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Aqueous thermosetting composition

An aqueous thermosetting composition comprising an amino resin (A) obtained by addition dehydration condensation of an amino compound (a), an aldehyde (b) and an alcohol (c) and a urethane resin (B) obtained by polymerization of an isocyanate (d), a polyol (e) and an oxycarboxylic acid (f) having two or more hydroxyl groups. The aqueous...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Photo-curable ink composition

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

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polyurethanes, dispersions thereof, their preparation and use

The present invention relates to polyurethanes (A) being obtainable by reaction of (a) 15% to 70% by weight of di- or polyisocyanate comprising on average from 1 to 10 allophanate groups and on average from 1 to 10 C--C double bonds per molecule, and optionally (b) 0% to 60% by weight of further di- or polyisocyanate, with (c) 5% to 50% by weight...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Electrically conductive composition

An electrically conductive composition comprising a binder and filler particles in which at least a portion of the particles are silver-plated. In one embodiment the composition comprises a binder such as a polyurethane, electrically conductive filler particles, silver-plated filler particles and solvent.

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Lignite-urethane based resins for enhance foundry sand performance

Described herein, in a preferred embodiment, is a leonardite-based polyurethane resin binder that may be used, among other applications, as a binder in combination with foundry aggregate, e.g., sand, for molding or casting metal parts. The binders described herein comprise a humic substance, preferably leonardite, first mixed with a foundry...

Company name: Amcol International
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Moisture resistant wood flooring panel

A wood flooring panel includes a plurality of parallel longitudinal wood slats situated side by side. A latex vinyl impregnated flexible backing paper is affixed by a polyurethane resin adhesive to a back side of the slats to accurately hold the slats as a panel. The latex vinyl impregnated flexible backing paper is of a material that is...

Company name:
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Hydroswellable, segmented, aliphatic polyurethanes and polyurethane ureas

Hydroswellable, absorbable and non-absorbable, aliphatic, segmented polyurethanes and polyurethane-urea capable of swelling in the biological environment with associated increase in volume of at least 3 percent have more than one type of segments, including those derived from polyethylene glycol and the molecular chains are structurally tailored to...

Company name: Poly-Med
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Biodegradable polyurethane and polyurethane ureas

This invention relates to biocompatible, biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane or polyurethane/ureas comprising isocyanate, polyol and a conventional chain extender and/or a chain extender having a hydrolysable linking group and their use in tissue engineering and repair applications, particularly as stents and stent coating.

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Transparent polyurethanes with high glass transition temperature Tg

The present invention relates to a polyurethane exclusively composed of a polyisocyanate component and of a polyol component, where the polyisocyanate component consists of one or more polyisocyanates and the average NCO functionality per molecule of the polyisocyanate component is .gtoreq.3, and the polyol component consists of one or more polyols...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polyurethane coating material composition, multi-stage coating methods, and also the use of the...

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 amine-blocked phosphoric acid or phosphonic acid compound as a catalyst and (S) at least one monomeric...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polyurethane dispersion based coatings having enhanced removability

The present invention provides a method for preparing an aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprising a polyurethane polymer, where the method comprises the step of (A) preparing a prepolymer from a reaction mixture comprising: (1) at least one polyisocyanate compound; (2) at least one polyol; and (3) ions of at least one alkali or alkaline earth...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Method for waterproofing substrate

A method for waterproofing a substrate, the method including adhering an adhesive member obtained by using an active hydrogen-containing synthetic resin, to a urethane-based waterproof layer to laminate a pavement adhesive layer; applying or spraying an isocyanate group-containing compound onto the pavement adhesive layer; and paving an asphalt...

Company name: Dyflex
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polymers comprising a polyurethane backbone endcapped with reactive (meth)acrylic terminating groups...

A description is given of a polymer comprising a polyurethane backbone which is endcapped with reactive (meth)acrylic terminating groups, wherein the polyurethane backbone contains polymerized residues of at least one poly(meth)acrylate polyol. The polymer can be used as an adhesive, especially as a pressure-sensitive adhesive or for producing...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Method for producing a two-component polyurethane composition comprising one or more additives...

A method for producing a two-component polyurethane composition comprising at least one additive soluble in polar solvents, in particular a biocide, comprising the following steps: a) providing at least one polyol; b) adding at least one solution of the polar solvent comprising at least one additive soluble in polar solvents, in particular a...

Company name: Nolax
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Two-component polyurethane adhesive for gluing fibre mouldings

Disclosed is a 2-component polyurethane adhesive containing a) 2 to 30% by weight of at least one oleochemical polyol having a molecular weight of greater than or equal to 500 g/mol, b) 5 to 35% by weight of at least one 3 to 14 functional polyol, c) 5 to 35% by weight of at least one polyol on the basis of ethoxylated or propoxylated polyphenols,...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Two-component polyurethane compositions, in particular suitable for use as viscoplastic structural...

The invention concerns a two-component polyurethane composition including a polyol component K1 and a polyisocyanate component K2, the polyol component K1 including castor oil A1 and 1,2,3-propane triol A2, and the polyisocyanate component K2 including at least one aromatic polyisocyanate B1, the ratio in weight percent of (A1/A2) being between 4...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Hybrid rope

Hybrid rope (20) comprising a core element (22) containing high modulus fibers surrounded by at least one outer layer (24) containing wirelike metallic members (26). The core element (22) is coated (23) with a thermoplastic polyurethane or a copolyester elastomer, preferably the copolyester elastomer containing soft blocks in the range of 10 to 70...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polymer coating to cross-link underlying cover

Disclosed is a golf ball including a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) cover and a polyurethane coating layer. The cover crosslinks with the coating layer in order to achieve improved durability, specifically improved scuff resistance. The chemical composition of the thermoplastic polyurethane material making up the cover and the chemical...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polyurethane bend stiffener

A bend stiffener comprises a (i) a flexible polymeric sleeve having an axial bore for receiving an elongated flexible member and (ii) attachment means for attaching the sleeve to a support. At least a portion of the flexible polymeric sleeve is a poly-urethane elastomer produced in a reaction of an isocyanate- terminated prepolymer and a curing...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Ophthalmic lenses, ophthalmic lens coating compositions, and methods for manufacturing ophthalmic...

Ophthalmic lenses, coatings for ophthalmic lenses, and methods for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses are provided herein. In one exemplary embodiment, an ophthalmic lens comprising a polymeric lens has a first surface and second surface. A coating overlies the first surface. The coating comprises a polysiloxane, a polyurethane, an oligomer derived...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

Polymers containing metathesized natural oil derivatives

Polymers containing natural oil derivatives are generally disclosed. Methods of forming such polymers are also generally disclosed. In some embodiments, the polymer is a polyurethane. In some embodiments, the natural oil derivative is a cross-linking group that links two or more polymer chains together.

Company name: Elevance Renewable Sciences
Published On: Friday September 04th, 2015

in situ synthesis of biopolyurethane nanocomposites reinforced with modified multiwalled carbon...

Biopolyurethane nanocomposites reinforced with silane-modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes (s-MWCNT) were successfully prepared. The carbon nanotube surfaces were modified by means of functional amine groups via ozone oxidation followed by silanization. The surface structure of the s-MWCNTs was characterized by Fourier transform infrared...

Company name: Iowa State University
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Fluorine-Free Anti-Smudge Polyurethane Coatings

Conventionally, low-surface-tension fluorinated reagents are incorporated into anti-smudge (oil- and water-repellent) coatings for oil repellency. However, fluorinated compounds are expensive and an environmental concern because of their high stability and bioaccumulation. These factors limit their widespread application. We report herein the...

Company name: Queen's University
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Synthesis and characterization of hydroxy‐terminated...

A series of hydroxy-terminated polyether-polydimethylsiloxane-polyether (α,ω-dihydroxy-(PE-PDMS-PE)) ABA triblock oligomers were synthesized from silanic fluids and methyl polyallyloxide polyethers. The reaction was a one-step solventless hydrosilylation reaction with chloroplatinic acid (CPA) catalyst in the presence of heat. These ABA...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Shape‐Memory Polyurethane Nanocomposites with Single Layer or Bilayer Oleic Acid‐Coated...

The present study aimed at developing a shape‐memory material, whose shape can be changed "on demand" upon application of an external magnetic field. Shape‐memory nanocomposites were thus prepared from a commercially available thermoplastic polyurethane (PU) with a "switching temperature" of ≈40 DEGC and oleic acid...

Company name: University of Fribourg
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Radical Polymerization of Pendant (Meth)acrylates on a Rigid Helical Polyisocyanate Backbone...

This study includes a topic that poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) with an "ideally" atactic main chain configuration, approximately triad tacticities of mm/mr/rr = 1/2/1, has been produced in solution by the "one-dimensionally regulated" radical polymerization using rigid helical polyisocyanate as a macromolecular template. Three types of...

Company name: Yamagata University
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Synthesis and characterization of chiral poly(alkyl isocyanates) by coordination polymerization...

A new chiral half-titanocene complex, [CpTiCl2(O-(S)−2-Bu)], is synthesized and characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. This complex is employed for the coordination polymerization of n-butyl and n-hexyl- isocyanate leading to chiral polymers, as revealed by their CD spectra. Only the left-handed helix is produced, due to the chiral...

Company name: University of Athens
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015

Incorporation of postconsumer polyurethane foam into a polymer/clay aerogel matrix

The feasibility of incorporating ground recycled polyurethane (PU) foam into clay/polymer aerogels was demonstrated, and a range of compositions were prepared and characterized to determine the effect of variation in the formulations on density and mechanical properties of the resulting materials. This study followed a modified combinatorial...

Company name: Case Western Reserve University
Published On: Monday September 07th, 2015


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