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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Do your products comply with the UK flammability regulations?

If you are a manufacturer, importer, retailer or specifier of upholstered furniture, then you have a responsibility to ensure you are complying with the relevant flammability legislation for both domestic and contract environments, such as office, hospitality, educational and healthcare.The course aims to help navigate the complexity of the UK's...

Company name: FIRA - The Worlds Leading Independent Furniture Technology Centre
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
US EPA issues flame retardant assessments

The US EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) programme has released final alternatives assessment reports for flame retardants, used in polyurethane foam and in printed circuit boards.The final report on flexible polyurethane foam (FPUF), used in upholstered products, updates a 2005 report, developed by the DfE Furniture Flame Retardancy...

Company name: US Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
Flame Retardants Used in Flexible Polyurethane Foam

In September 2015, EPA's DfE Program released a final report that updated the 2005 alternatives assessment of flame retardants used in flexible polyurethane foam, which was conducted by the Partnership on Flame Retardants Used in Flexible Polyurethane Foam.The final assessment update:■ Includes the review of additional flame retardants used...

Company name: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Green Polyol & Bio Polyol Market - North America Has the Largest Growth Followed by Europe

Green polyol & bio polyol are important raw materials used in the production of polyurethane, thermoplastic elastomers, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and artificial leather. Some of the factors driving the global green polyol & bio polyol market are implementation of strict environmental norms by various governments, and favorable regulations...

Company name: Persistence Market Research
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
RADTECH 2015 : Energy curing, meet the challenge with Sartomer's urethane acrylates

Sartomer, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group, is the premier global supplier of specialty acrylates for high performance energy cured systems. At the upcoming Radtech show in Prague, October 13th to 15th 2015 (Booth#20), Sartomer will showcase its powerful urethane acrylate chemistry for superior inks & coatings properties. Most recent developments...

Company name: Sartomer
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
Call for Entries RadTech Europe Advanced Development Award

RadTech Europe (RTE), the industry association supporting UV and EB curing technology, is proud to announce the participation details of its bi-annual Advanced Development Award. This call for entries is being addressed to all companies with innovative and outstandingapplications that have been manufactured using UV or EB curable inks, coatings or...

Company name: RadTech Europe 2015
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Could this replace Polyurethane Foam?

AutoCRC, via its research and industry partners, has developed know-how to generate an organic fibrous replacement for PU foam. Originally developed to produce lower cost, lightweight recyclable automotive seating, the material also has myriad potential applications in construction, insulation, packaging, textiles, furniture/bedding and appliances....

Company name: AutoCRC
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> OCF
Air Seal New or Replacement Windows with Polyurethane Foam

Energy efficiency is a topic on the mind of every contractor and homeowner, and air sealing new or replacement windows is one of the easiest ways to increase the efficiency of a home or building. Most homeowners are concerned about the energy efficiency of the window they're having installed, but they often don't realize the additional energy...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday September 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG debuts PPG ONE Series of single-component coatings

Coatings deliver industrial strength, multiuse capability, convenience in one packagePPG Industries' protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has introduced the PPG ONE Series, a collection of three individual coatings products developed to provide industrial-level protection in an easy-to-use, one-component package. The three PPG ONE Series...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
BCF Publishes Survey to Determine DIY Use of Antifouling Paints

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) Marine Coatings Group is launching a survey addressing concerns that authorities may decide to restrict the application and use of antifouling paints to strictly professional applicators and organizations. The survey is designed to determine DIY use of antifouling paints in the UK.The survey looks to raise...

Company name:
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Rhino Linings help minimise water treatment plant degradation and chemical spills

For more than half a century, municipal councils, as well as industrial and mining companies throughout Australia and New Zealand have invested billions of dollars into equipment and infrastructure to process waste water and sewage. Corrosion of this infrastructure, and in some cases the subsequent leakage, costs industry in excess of $1B each...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Magazine September/October 2015 Issue Highlights Performance, Excellence

Another issue of Spray Foam Magazine has been published. The digital version of the September/October 2015 edition is now available online and through the Spray Foam Magazine App, which is available for free on Apple, Android, and Amazon Kindle Fire devices. The print version of SFM's latest issue is slated for a mid-month mailing. The...

Company name: Spray Foam Magazine
Published On: Wednesday September 09th, 2015

 
Accella Performance Materials Acquires Premium Spray Products

Accella Performance Materials, a leading manufacturer of polyurethanes and recycled rubber products today announced the acquisition of Premium Spray Products, a leading manufacturer of spray foams for insulation and roofing as well as specialized polyurethane systems for niche applications. Premium Spray Products, based in Marietta GA, and Regina,...

Company name: Accella Performance Materials
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Hexcel to promote latest materials at Composites Europe 2015

Hexcel, an advanced composites company, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Composites Europe exhibition that takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 22-24 September.The company will promote composite materials that offer performance and processing benefits to customers in automotive, wind energy and recreation markets.Hexcel is also launching its...

Company name: Hexcel Composites
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
Spray-on BattleJacket gives fuel tanks instant protection

ARMY vehicles - that were blown up in their scores in Afghanistan and Iraq - will be better equipped to face future foes with "spray on" protection.A British company, Permali Gloucester, has won a deal to sell 'BattleJacket', a special polyurethane layer that immediately seals up bullet holes in fuel tanks.Protection from burns for troops driving...

Company name: Permali Gloucester
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Why LEED Matters

Design and building professionals benefit immensely by obtaining certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings system. Established in 1998 by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED program employs a set of standards that makes it easy to identify environmentally sustainable buildings. The...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Thursday September 10th, 2015

 
PU Europe on Heating and Cooling Strategy

PU Europe welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to develop a coherent strategy on heat, heating and cooling.While we fully share the overall objectives, certain points need more clarification. Starting point: Energy Efficiency First principle:As stressed by Commissioner Canete and highlighted in the Communication on the Energy Union1,...

Company name: PU Europe
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Enhancing environmental credentials

Kingspan Insulated Panels has launched IPN-QuadCore, a new insulated panel core which, the company says, delivers the best thermal, fire and environmental performance of any closed-cell material.Invented with a bespoke technology process that creates a microcell structure, IPN-QuadCore is designed to lower lifetime costs and enhance environmental...

Company name: Kingspan Insulated Panels
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Recent research into the automotive NVH materials market that is expected to grow at 6% CAGR to 2019...

Automotive NVH materials reduce noise (unwanted, disturbing sounds) and vibrations (oscillations caused by mechanical components in automobiles) in automobiles. There may be many sources of noise, such as sounds from the engine, road, brakes, exhaust systems, cooling fans, and noise made by the wind, which require damping. Automotive NVH materials...

Company name: SandlerResearch.org
Published On: Wednesday September 09th, 2015

 
Why Everyone is Putting Polyurethane on Their Cars

It's inevitable: Your car's suspension is going to fall apart on you one day. There's no way of getting around it, and it's a helpless feeling knowing that key components on your car are slowly rotting, ripping, seizing, and warping away. But most drivers don't even bother to think about these key points of suspension travel, instead writing them...

Company name:
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
Trelleborg launches new flowline insulation covers

Trelleborg's offshore operation has engineered a new insulation cover that not only withstands extremely cold temperatures at subsea depths but also, with the combination of a silicone liner, the extreme temperatures of hot hydrocarbons. The insulation cover achieves the highest temperatures yet accomplished and in addition, is significantly...

Company name: Trelleborg Offshore
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE
General Plastics to Exhibit at IBEX

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will participate in the 2015 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) taking place September 15-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The company will showcase the TR-Marine series, composite core products for marine applications, and the R-3300 submersible series.As...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Thursday September 10th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Manali Petrochemicals rises on inking MoU with Tamil Nadu Government

Manali Petrochemicals is currently trading at Rs. 22.95, up by 0.40 points or 1.77% from its previous closing of Rs. 22.55 on the BSE.The scrip opened at Rs. 23.40 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 23.40 and Rs. 22.85 respectively. So far 22,000 shares were traded on the counter.The BSE group 'B' stock of face value Rs. 5 has touched a 52 week...

Company name: Manali Petrochemical
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Axalta Coating Systems Will Locate New Global Innovation Center at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced that its new Global Innovation Center will be located at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pa. The 175,000 square foot facility will be home to Axalta's global research, product development, and technology initiatives and partner with the company's other technology...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Accella Performance Materials Announces Acquisition of Burtin Polymer Labs and Coating & Foam...

Accella Performance Materials, a leading manufacturer of polyurethanes and recycled rubber products today announced the acquisition of Burtin Polymer Labs (BPL) and Coating and Foam Solutions (CFS), a leading manufacturer of spray foams and coatings for insulation and roofing as well as specialized spray elastomers including the Bullet Liner brand...

Company name: Accella Performance Materials
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
KAMPF belongs to the Best of German Mittelstand

The company KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is one of approx. 100 companies that have been awarded the corporate seal of "The Best of German Mittelstand" and is presented in a book bearing the same name. Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented this publication exclusively on the occasion of the Business Forum at...

Company name: Kampf
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Lehigh Technologies Expands Polyurethane Technical Team

Lehigh Technologies, a leading specialty chemicals company that produces micronized rubber powders (MRP), today announced that it has bolstered its best-in-class research and development capabilities with the appointment of Ian Wheeler as technical manager for polyurethanes (PU). The 30-year industry veteran will lead the customer-facing...

Company name: Lehigh Technologies
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
PIMA President Publishes Op-Ed in Washington Post

PIMA President Jared Blum has published an op-ed in the Washington Post applauding the Maryland Public Service Commission for its directive aimed at reducing electricity usage in the commonwealth. Mr. Blum also highlighted the importance of using energy efficiency policies to meet reduction goals set by the commission, saying:Energy efficiency is a...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
Patrick Piot, VP Business Development Bioamber, presents at PU CHINA 2015

Guangzhou sits in the heart of China's PU market clusters and, as such, is the ideal venue for this industry conference. PU China is the most established annual event for the polyurethanes market in the region, with over 200 exhibitors and close to 10,000 attendees.The expanding middle class in China is driving demand for comfort, refrigeration and...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Thursday September 10th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Henrik Andersen, Group COO of ISS A/S, to succeed Pierre-Yves Jullien as CEO of Hempel A/S

Henrik Andersen has been with ISS A/S since 2000, since 2011 as Member of the Executive Board, first as Group CFO and from 2013 Group COO, EMEA and following a recent change been appointed in his current position as global Group COO. Prior to returning to Copenhagen in 2011, Henrik spent 7 years in the UK starting as CFO and from 2008 to 2011 as...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Thursday September 10th, 2015

 
Scott L. Thompson Named Chairman, President And Chief Executive Officer Of Tempur Sealy

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world's largest bedding provider, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Scott L. Thompson as the Company's next Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Thompson's appointment follows an extensive search conducted by the Tempur Sealy Board and was overseen by...

Company name: Tempur-Pedic
Published On: Wednesday September 09th, 2015

 
Irina Zschaler becomes Joint Managing Director Gabriele Henke enters retirement

The Management Board of Georg Nordmann Holding AG is pleased to announce that as of 1st of October Irina Zschaler (45) becomes Joint Managing Director of Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC). She is the successor to Gabriele Henke (63) who will be retiring with effect from 31st of December, 2015.Irina Zschaler will be taking responsibility for the Life...

Company name: Nordmann Rassmann
Published On: Wednesday September 09th, 2015

 
CARPET BACKINGS
Soy-Backed Grass Centerpiece of Outdoor Fun

Zumba classes, concerts, and sporting event viewings are all enjoyed on soy-backed SYNLawn artificial grass at National Harbor, a premier Washington D.C. area waterfront destination.We have over 12 million visitors annually and we needed something that could handle that traffic. The SYNLawn looked and felt the best. It was the most like natural...

Company name: SYNLawn
Published On: Wednesday September 09th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
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: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Process for preparing isocyanates by phosgenation of amines in the liquid phase

The present invention relates to a process for preparing isocyanates by reacting amines with phosgene in the liquid phase, where phosgene, hydrogen chloride and isocyanates are separated with stripping columns operated at different pressures.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Polyisocyanate-polyaddition products

The invention relates to polyisocyanate polyaddition products and to the use of specific catalysts for their preparation, and to their use, in particular for the coating sector.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Locking structure for cover

An object of the present invention is to provide a cover that is made less prone to be removed even if receiving an impact due to falling or the like, and an operation for removing the cover is made easy. An engaging piece position regulating member made of a viscoelastic body such as an urethane-based resin is provided on a left side of an...

Company name: NEC Corporation
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Process for preparing polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid dispersions

The present invention relates to a new process for preparing polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid dispersions, and to the resulting dispersions and their use.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Polyisocyanate-based binder

Aqueous binder composition comprising an organic emulsifiable polyisocyanate, an aromatic polyester polyol and a alkali metal salt of a carboxylic acid as trimerisation catalyst and its use for bonding mineral fibre or lignocellulosic material.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Heat-sensitive amphiphilic polyurethane and aqueous solution capable of being injected based on such...

A heat-sensitive sol-gel composition capable of being injected is described, composed of an aqueous solution of at least one amphiphilic polyurethane.

Company name: Geltis
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Viscoelastic polyurethane foam

The subject disclosure provides a viscoelastic polyurethane foam and a method of forming the viscoelastic polyurethane foam. The viscoelastic polyurethane foam comprises the reaction product of a toluene diisocyanate and an isocyanate reactive component. The isocyanate reactive component comprises a first polyether triol, a second polyether triol,...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Ambient cure pigmented or clear top coat non-isocyanate system

A spray system for formulating an ambient curable clear coat product includes a first container containing a mixture of a polymer with primary hydroxyl functionality and an amino crosslinker with alkoxymethyl functionality and a propellant and a second container containing a catalyst formulated to initiate a polymerization reaction of the polymer...

Company name: Seymour of Sycamore
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Coating composition and method for forming coating film using same

A cationic electrodeposition coating is provided having excellent covering power (clearance application properties), edge anticorrosion properties, and finish properties. The cationic electrodeposition coating composition comprises a specific amino-group-containing epoxy resin; blocked polyisocyanate obtained by reacting an active...

Company name: Nissan Motor
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Low cost, fast curing optical fiber coatings

A low cost composition that cures rapidly and which is suitable for coating an optical fiber comprises at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer; at least one photoinitiator; and at least one non-radiation-curable polar polymer having pendent groups that facilitate low energy chemical bonding, hydrogen bonding, dipolar interactions or other...

Company name: Corning
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Method for accelerated drying of polymers and device

A method for accelerated drying of at least one polymer which is located at least partially on a component, in particular at least a layer of paint and/or a sealing agent which is applied to an aircraft component in particular with a different material composition, involving the following steps of: a) at least partially applying the at least one...

Company name: Airbus
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Latent-reactive hot-melt adhesive composition

A latent-reactive hot-melt adhesive composition comprising a) at least one first thermoplastic polymer, which is monofunctionally reactive to NCO groups and has a high tensile strength, b) at least one second NCO-reactive polymer and/or oligomer, polymer miscible with the first polymer a), which is at least di-functionally, preferably tri- or...

Company name: Collano Adhesives
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FOAMED THERMOPLASTIC
Hybrid systems consisting of foamed thermoplastic elastomers and polyurethanes

The present invention relates to a hybrid material comprising a matrix of polyurethane and foamed particles of thermoplastic polyurethane comprised therein and also a process for producing such hybrid materials and the use of these hybrid materials as bicycle saddles, upholstery and shoe soles.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Multifunctional environmentally protective polyurethane composite material and method of making the...

A multifunctional environmentally protective polyurethane composite material comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane; an environmentally protective additive including recycled polymer, plant fiber, mineral, or metal powder; and a thickening dispersant including natural rubber or synthetic rubber. By the thickening dispersant, the environmentally...

Company name: Sunko Ink
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Sound insulation structure for vehicle

It is intended to provide a sound insulation structure for a vehicle, which is capable of adequately retaining an elongated line component, such as a wiring harness, a pipe or a cable, while suppressing deterioration in sound insulation performance by a sound insulator. In the sound insulation structure, a sound insulator is provided in a void...

Company name: Mazda Motor
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having a multi-layered core with a thermoset rubber center

Golf balls having a multi-layered solid core and multi-layered cover are provided. The center of the core is made of a thermoset rubber material and preferably has a positive hardness gradient. The intermediate core layers is made of a thermoset or thermoplastic composition. The outer core layer is made of a highly neutralized polymer composition....

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
Golf balls having foam inner core and thermoplastic outer core

Multi-piece golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The outer core layer is preferably formed from a non-foamed thermoplastic composition such as ethylene acid copolymer ionomer. Preferably, the specific gravity...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> IMPLANTS
Multipurpose implant with modeled surface structure for soft tissue reconstruction

Embodiments of a multi-purpose implant for use in surgery, such as for reconstruction of soft tissues, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the implant includes elastic polymer film made from a suitable biologically compatible polymer. The implant also includes a reinforcement element formed from a polyurethane mesh or other strong and stable woven...

Company name: IconLab
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> DENTAL RESTORATION
Novel dental composites systems and methods of making the same and using same

The invention includes a composition comprising a vinyl sulfone monomer, a thiol monomer, and optionally an isocyanate monomer. The invention further includes a composition comprising a composition comprising the tetra(2-mercapto)silane (SiTSH) monomer and at least one selected from the group consisting of (a) a Michael acceptor, optionally an...

Company name: University of Colorado
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Method for production of a laminate polishing pad

Disclosed is a method for production of a laminate polishing pad which comprises a reduced number of steps and is excellent in productivity rate, and which causes no detachment between a polishing layer and a cushion layer and can prevent the groove clogging caused by a slurry or the like. Also disclosed is a laminate polishing pad produced by the...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Polydiorganosiloxane polyurethane

Described herein is a polydiorganosiloxane polyurethane, linear, block copolymer and methods of making thereof. The copolymers comprise soft segments that are polydioranosiloxane units and hard segments which are polyurethane residues.

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday September 14th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Synthesis of a novel phosphonate flame retardant and its application in epoxy resins

A novel phosphonate flame retardant additive bis(2,6-dimethyphenyl) phenylphosphonate (BDMPP) was synthesized from phenylphosphonic dichloride and 2,6-dimethyl phenol, and its chemical structure was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, 1H and 31P nuclear magnetic resonance. The prepared BDMPP and curing agent...

Company name: Northeast Forestry University
Published On: Tuesday September 08th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> VARNISH
Preparation and properties of epoxy-modified tung oil waterborne insulation varnish

This work aimed to develop a novel epoxy-modified tung oil waterborne insulation varnish with blocked hexamethylene diisocyanate as a curing agent. The Diels-Alder reaction between tung oil and maleic anhydride, and the ring-opening esterification reaction of epoxy resin were confirmed. The conversion rate of epoxy was explored as a function of...

Company name: Hefei University of Technology
Published On: Tuesday September 08th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Isocyanates and work-related asthma: Findings from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New...

Isocyanates remain a leading cause of work-related asthma (WRA).METHODS:Two independent data systems were analyzed for the period 1993-2008: (1) State-based WRA case surveillance data on persons with isocyanate-induced WRA from four states, and (2) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Integrated Management Information System (IMIS)...

Company name: New Jersey Department of Health
Published On: Friday September 11th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Noval chiral azobenzene-containing polyurethanes: synthesis, optical properties and simulation...

In this work, three different structures of chiral side-chain azo polyurethane (CAPU-1), chiral graft azo polyurethane (CAPU-2) and chiral disazo polyurethane (CAPU-3) were synthesized by diazo coupling reaction. The structures of the synthesized compounds of CAPU-1 ~ 3 were measured by FT-IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The thermal and mechanical...

Company name: Jiangsu University
Published On: Wednesday September 09th, 2015

 
 

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