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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
Air Products Introduces Polycat™ 204 Catalyst for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Air Products today introduced the new Polycat™ 204 catalyst to its product portfolio for use in rigid polyurethane foams. Polycat 204 is a non-emissive catalyst specifically designed to help polyurethane foam producers maximize their foam performance and achieve up to six to eight months of system stability when incorporating Next Generation...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Emery Oleochemicals LLC Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification and Label

Emery Oleochemicals LLC has earned the Certified Biobased Product Label granted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), for six products from the company's EMEROX range of renewable-based polyols. This certification, awarded as part of the USDA BioPreferred Program, verifies that these polyols contain the amount of renewable...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Synthopol Product News - Syntholux BW 2223: UV dispersion

Syntholux BW 2223 is a radiation curing, tin-free UV-Dispersion for clear and pigmented coatings. The product stands out with good mattability, excellent chemical resistance, good grain accentuation, quick drying and very good adhesion, especially on wooden surfaces.FIELD OF APPLICATIONSyntholux BW 2223 finds its use in UV-curing, waterborne wood...

Company name: Synthopol Chemie
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Synthopol Product News - LIOPUR PFL 2315: Aqueous, aliphatic polyurethane dispersion

LIOPUR PFL 2315 is an almost solvent and TEA-free polyurethane dispersion based on a polyester / polycarbonate combination.The product finds its use in both pigmented and transparent systems.FIELD OF APPLICATIONLIOPUR PFL 2315 forms transparent films which are tack-free and offer good surface hardness after air-drying /forced drying.Due to its high...

Company name: Synthopol Chemie
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FOAMS
Understanding Urethane Foam And Its Unique Applications

As a highly versatile and useful artificial material, urethane foam has many different uses in modern industry and manufacturing. Best of all, the modern manufacturing process is able to create a wide range of sizes, shapes and densities of urethane foam for virtually any project or application. Even levels of flexibility can be adjusted as...

Company name: Helton
Published On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

 
CertiPUR growing both in Europe and Asia

CertiPUR, Europur's voluntary testing, analysis and certification programme for the environment, health and safety properties of polyurethane foam used in bedding and upholstered furniture applications, has been growing steadily in 2015.According to Europur, the number of label holders grew from 28 at the end of 2014 to 35 today with a number of...

Company name: Europur
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
BASF opens new coatings technical competence center to support automotive customers in ASEAN

BASF today opened an expanded Coatings Technical Competence Center ASEAN in Bangkok, Thailand. Located at the BASF site in Bangpoo, the Center spans about 2,300 square meters, and aims to serve automotive industry in the ASEAN region. The center is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratory for product development, performance...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
RelcaSil: next gen weatherstrip coating with first-class performance

At Stahl, we are steps ahead of our competition in the area of coatings. RelcaSil™ is another fine example demonstrating this. The product is versatile, easy to use, durable and sustainable. Being a leading company in process chemicals for leather, synthetic surface materials for seating and trim materialsand weatherstrips for the automotive...

Company name: Stahl International
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
AkzoNobel opens new coil coatings production line in Mexico

AkzoNobel has opened a new production line for coil coatings at its facility in Garcia, Mexico. As well as doubling current capacity, the new line will also serve local coated steel manufacturers, including Ternium, Zincacero and Galvasid. Coil coating products that are manufactured at the site support the construction and domestic appliance...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Sunday October 04th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Waterproof in a Fraction of Time With Gaco's Quick Return to Service Deck System

Gaco Western's innovative GacoQRSDeck waterproofing system adheres and cures fully in a fraction of the time required by traditional waterproofing processes. The GacoQRSDeck system incorporates Gaco Western's newly developed fast-cure coating, GacoFlex U61.Chuck Skalski, VP Sales for GacoFlex is thrilled with this new release: "Gaco Western has...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Garland Introduces World's First and Only Thermoset Polyurethane-Modified Membrane

Garland's revolutionary new OptiMax polyurethane-modified asphalt-based roof membrane is the world's first and only of its kind, developed with an innovative, patent-pending technology designed to transform the roofing industry. The groundbreaking process combines asphalt with polyurethane to create the most durable and longest-lasting modified...

Company name: The Garland Company
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Why Use Open Celled Spray Foam?

Before you can make an informed decision about the best kind of insulation to be used in an infrastructure, you need to know all the pertinent information about your options.Spray Versus BattThere are different forms of insulation and they come in the forms of sprays and batting. Here are the pitfalls of spray:Sometimes:■ It doesn't go on...

Company name: Foametix
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
Electrolube announce new distributor for the Benelux region

The electro-chemicals specialist has signed an agreement with Mavom to sell and support specific divisions of the product range throughout the Benelux region.Electrolube, part of HK Wentworth Ltd and an established manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has appointed Mavom (part of Distributors Group Europe) to promote Electrolube's Cleaners, Conformal...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol and Danquinsa Showcase TPU Specialties at Fakuma 2015

Lubrizol Advanced Materials S.S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) announces that it will be featuring its latest thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) innovations for the transportation and adhesives markets, alongside its distributor Danquinsa GmbH, at Fakuma 2015. Danquinsa GmbH will be present at booth #B4-4507. The Fakuma International trade fair for plastics...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SPECIAL ELASTOMERS
TSE Announces Millathane UV, new UV curable millable polyurethane compound.

TSE announces new Millathane UV, a UV curable millable polyurethane compound. For the first time ever, millable polyurethane extrusions can be continuously cured, and products molded, using UV light without the use of ovens, microwaves or salt bath units. (Patent Pending - TSE Industries, Inc.)How It WorksFirst, we listen to you. We determine...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
FreiLacke: Composites Europe was a complete success

FreiLacke successfully presented itself with surface solutions for composites at the Composites Europe trade fair in Stuttgart from 22-24 September 2015.At the trade fair for composites, technology and applications, FreiLacke presented innovative gelcoats that offer interesting proposed solutions with regard to environmental friendliness,...

Company name: FreiLacke
Published On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

 
Huntsman Polyurethanes Resin Technology Helps Bright Lite Structures Win the Materials Innovation...

Huntsman Corporation announced that its VITROX resin technology developed by the Polyurethanes Division helped Bright Lite Structures win the 2015 Materials Innovation category of the Most Innovative Composites Part Award at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). The event took place Sept. 9-11...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

 
Carbon fiber composite for robust vehicle parts

Carbon fiber-reinforced polyurethane (PUR) composites offer huge potential for reducing vehicle weight and thus also CO2 emissions. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has developed a new Baydur matrix system for carbon fiber structural components that has three times the energy absorption potential of comparable resins. It is therefore able...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
FRIMO TechDay Lotte - Thank you for attending

Thanks to all participants with your visit, you have contributed to the succes of the 6th FRIMO TechDay PURe & FlexTrim Technology in Lotte. A special thanks to our speakers and partners who have enriched our conference program and the exhibition with their contributions.We hope that we could offer you an interesting varied program and you could...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
SAIP at the next edition of METALCON 2015

SAIP EQUIPMENT will be exhibiting at the next edition of METALCON 2015 main event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions in USA.SAIP EQUIPMENT will present latest developments of its turnkey polyurethane technologies for insulation and rigid panels, and much more.

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> DISPENSING UNITS>> SPRAY FOAM
Fomo Launches Handi-Gun II, First Gun to the Low Pressure Market in Many Years

Handi-Gun II, a new dispensing unit designed for Handi-Foam low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) officially launches today, at ICAA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas. Handi-Gun II is the first low pressure dispensing unit on the market many years, answering a need from contractors for a gun that fits the demands of their projects.Handi-Gun...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
John Deere dealers waiting for Tweel as replacements

Michelin is making Tweels as fast as it can at its 10-month-old plant at Piedmont, but some owners of John Deere mowers are waiting to order the airless tires as replacements. Jack Olney, sales director at Michelin's 100-employee plant, said the Tweel is "in full production. We are running around the clock." Olney said "demand that exists in the...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Tuesday September 29th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> TOOLING AND MODELING BOARDS
Machining tips and more!

"Over the years Coastal Enterprises has continually worked to improve Precision Board to meet the changing market needs and requirements. In the last few years change has come even faster to designs and tooling applications, which have required projects to be more sophisticated and complex. We have created a harder, stronger, tougher, and tighter...

Company name: Coastal Enterprises
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
High performance polyurethane seals for wind turbines

Wind power has entered the mainstream. By the end of 2014 global wind generation capacity had reached 369.6 GW according to Global Wind Energy Council.The share of wind energy in electricity production is expected to increase the coming years as wind has become increasingly competitive. Demand for wind will also shift to developing countries where...

Company name: SKF
Published On: Thursday October 01st, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ROLLS & ROLLERS
Rollers for transportation and washing of insulated glazing

This week OSV Technologija team of technologists produced new samples of rollers for transportation and washing of insulated glazingThese products are made of hot-cast polyurethane elastomer based on TDI with 95DEG Shore Hardness. All works are done, using mixing and metering machine OSV M5 2K. For heat processing there was used self-engineered...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Desma Today Magazine − October 2015 Issue now availabe

DESMA today is a bi−annually published magazine that provides you with news and facts about DESMA and the shoe manufacturing industry. DESMA experts as well as guest authors report about new developments, techniques and materials research. Our aim is to build a communication−platform for all who are interested in our business.

Company name: Desma
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference 2015 digital magazine now available.

Welcome to this ICIS special publication highlighting developments in the polyurethanes industry, produced in association with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) on the occasion of its 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference being held from 5-7 October in Orlando, Florida, US.The annual event, organised by the ACC's Center for the Polyurethanes...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
BioAmber Sarnia Producing High Quality Bio-Succinic Acid at Commercial Scale - Company Now Shipping...

BioAmber Inc. announced today that its Sarnia joint venture with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has begun shipping bio-succinic acid to customers and is operating its manufacturing process at commercial scale, meeting a significant company milestone.Yeast biotechnology exceeds performance targetsBioAmber has confirmed the performance of its proprietary yeast in...

Company name: Bioamber
Published On: Sunday October 04th, 2015

 
Soudal introduces 3 new affiliates in Hanoi, Bangkok and Casablanca

Soudal announces the opening of three new affiliates in Thailand, Vietnam and Morocco. These new offices are part of Soudals strategy to be present in all continents with their own employees and subsidiaries. With the opening of these three establishments Soudal will now own 47 affiliates worldwide.Soudal already created a strong presence on the...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
Fomo: National Sales Meeting Recap

Fomo Products recently held a national sales meeting to bring together sales representatives to discuss new products, regulatory updates and overall resources to better assist our end user.As energy efficiency continues to grow in popularity, so does the use and knowledge of low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) such as Handi-brand low...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
Selena FM : QUILOSA - 75 years in the Iberian market

Spanish brand QUILOSA, present in the market for 75 years and a member of the Selena Group, is launching new innovative products. QUILOSA product range was recently extended by: Aquaprotect liquid MS silicone, Betamex instant adhesive and new Orbafoam polyurethane foams.Industrias Quimicas Lowenberg (Quilosa) joined the Selena Group in 2009 when...

Company name: Selena
Published On: Thursday October 01st, 2015

 
Call for papers: Europur and Euro-Moulders Annual Conference 2016

The next annual conference of EUROPUR and EURO-MOULDERS will take place in Brussels from 7 to 9 June 2016. Members of both associations are herewith invited to save the date in their agendas. The event will be quite special, as we will also celebrate the 50 years of EUROPUR at that occasion. The celebration of this anniversary will be sponsored by...

Company name: Euro-Moulders
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
RAMPF boosts sales by 17 percent to EUR 140 million

The RAMPF Group increased its consolidated total sales by 17 percent to EUR 140 million in financial year 2014/15. The biggest growth drivers were the foreign markets in China and the NAFTA region. Investment amounting to approximately EUR 12 million is planned for financial year 2015/16 - including the construction of an additional production...

Company name: RAMPF Group
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Huntsman Mississauga site celebrates 42 years without injury

The Huntsman Polyurethanes facility in Mississauga, ON, Canada, which is known as the PEEL facility, recently celebrated its 42nd birthday - without a single recordable or lost-time injury. Huntsman associates and contractors have worked safely at the site since its founding in 1974, says the company. With 13 employees, the Mississauga site, which...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
Electrolube Expand Technical Sales and Support Team with New Appointment

Electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube, is pleased to announce the appointment of Celine Virgo as the company's new Technical Sales Engineer. With a Masters degree in Business from the French Business School in Lyon, Celine joined Electrolube's growing Technical Sales and Support team just over a year ago, having worked previously in technical...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday September 30th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Organophosphorus compounds for flame retardant polyurethane foams

An organophosphorus compound useful in a phosphorus containing flame retardant and a flame retardant polyurethane foam, where the organophosphorus compound is shown in Formula (I) where Y is selected from the group consisting of an --OH group, an --NH.sub.2 group, an --NHR.sup.3 group, and an --SH group, where R.sup.3 is a monovalent hydrocarbyl...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Macromer and process for making polymer polyols

Polymer polyols are made by polymerizing an ethylenically unsaturated monomer in a continuous polyol phase. The polymerization is stabilized with a macromer or a pre-formed polymer made by polymerizing or copolymerizing the macromer. The macromer is a random polymer of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide in defined ratios, which also contains...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
Materials comprising NVR polyols

The present disclosure relates to products prepared from polyol compositions, useful as components of polyurethane polymers, produced from non-volatile distillation residues of cyclohexane oxidation reaction byproducts. For example, the disclosure provides polyurethane (PU) polymers made using the polyol compositions and polyfunctional isocyanates....

Company name: Invista
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Polyisocyanates from fused bicyclic polyols and polyurethanes therefrom

The present invention is directed to polyisocyanates and polyurethanes derived therefrom. In various embodiments, the present invention provides polyisocyanates, methods of making the polyisocyanates from fused bicyclic alcohols, polyurethanes, and methods of making the polyurethanes from the polyisocyanates.

Company name: Iowa State University
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin particles and method for producing same

Provided are resin particles which have excellent thermal bondability, excellent low-temperature fixability, excellent heat resistant storage stability and high bonding strength, and which provide a coating film that has high gloss and excellent water resistance. The resin particles are composed of resin particles (X), each of which has a shell...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous-based polyurethane resin dispersion

The present invention provides a cross-linking non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous polyurethane dispersion, which is produced by selecting a compound comprising alcohols, amines, acids, saturated or unsaturated (double-bonded or epoxidized) aliphatic long chain carbon-carbon groups or polydimethylsiloxane comprising alcohol groups, amines, oxosilane to...

Company name: Tamkang University
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Intermediate coating composition, multilayered coating film, and method for forming the multilayered...

An intermediate coating composition used in forming an intermediate coating layer directly overlaid on a surface of an electrodeposition coating layer constructing a vehicle outer panel, the coating composition containing as resin components: (a) 1% to 27% by mass of a polycaprolactonetriol; (b) 20% to 60% by mass of a blocked isocyanate; and (c)...

Company name: Nippon Paint
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foam using natural oil polyols

A composition and process useful to make flexible polyurethane foams and in particular flexible molded polyurethane foams is disclosed. The usage of dipolar aprotic liquids such as DMSO, DMI, sulfolane, N-methyl-acetoacetamide, N,N-dimethylacetoacetamide as well as glycols containing hydroxyl numbers OH#.ltoreq.1100 as cell opening aides for...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Marine foam

The invention generally pertains to the use of polyurethane foam blown by at least one blowing agent having a boiling point at atmospheric pressure of between .about.5.degree. C. to .about.50.degree. C., including miscible blends thereof, which passes all United States Coast Guard Title 33, Part 183 specifications wherein the buoyant force of the...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Compositions comprising alkoxysilane-containing isocyanates and acid stabilisers

The present invention relates to a composition comprising (A) an isocyanate of formula (I) OCN-A-SiR.sup.1R.sup.2R.sup.3 (I), wherein A is straight-chain, branched, substituted and/or unsubstituted aliphatic hydrocarbyl of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or substituted or unsubstituted cycloaliphatic hydrocarbyl of 4 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein R.sup.1 is...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Siloxane-urethane foul release coatings

A two-part moisture curable coating compositions capable of forming polyurethane-polysiloxane networks is provided. The coating compositions which are useful in marine antifouling coatings provide a two-part moisture curable composition comprising: (a) a first part comprising at least one multifunctional polyol; (b) a second part comprising: (i) at...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Application of a non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous-based polyurethane resin dispersion

The present invention provides a cross-linking non-fluoro hydrophobic aqueous polyurethane dispersion, which is produced by selecting a compound comprising alcohols, amines, acids, saturated or unsaturated (double-bonded or epoxidized) aliphatic long chain carbon-carbon groups or polydimethylsiloxane comprising alcohol groups, amines, oxosilane to...

Company name: Tamkang University
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

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

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

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
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: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Isocyanate-free insulated glass sealant and insulated glass units using the same

An insulated glass sealant includes an elastomeric matrix that is the reaction product of a carboxyl-terminated polymer and a polycarbodiimide. A method of sealing an insulated glass unit includes applying the insulated glass sealant to one or more glass sheets, a spacer to be disposed between the glass sheets, or both; and contacting the one or...

Company name: Fina Technology
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastically processable transparent blends of thermoplastic polyurethane and...

The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane and at least one poly(meth)acrylate, where the at least one thermoplastic polyurethane is a polyurethane based on hexamethylene 1,6-diisocyanate (HDI), on at least one diol, and on at least one chain extender, selected from the group consisting of...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> SPECIAL ELASTOMERS
High strength polyisobutylene polyurethanes

An elastomeric polymer, comprising (1) a hard segment in the amount of 10% to 60% by weight of the elastomeric polymer, wherein the hard segment includes a urethane, urea, or urethaneurea; and (2) a soft segment in the amount of 40% to 90% by weight of the elastomeric polymer, wherein the soft segment includes a polyisobutylene macrodiol and/or...

Company name: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FIBERS
Dyeable and flame-retarded thermoplastic polyurethane fibers

The invention relates to a thermoplastic polyurethane fibers, and process of making the same, where the described fiber has good dyeability, and in some embodiments, good flame retardant properties. Such fibers are made from a composition that includes (a) a thermoplastic polyurethane itself comprising the reaction product of: (i) one or more...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Spiral mixer nozzle and method for mixing two or more fluids and process for manufacturing...

An apparatus for mixing at least first and second fluid, comprising: (a) a first nozzle comprising a first flow duct defining a first flow chamber, and having a first nozzle tip having a first discharge opening; and (b) a second nozzle comprising a second flow duct defining a second flow chamber, and having a second nozzle tip having a second...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
Odorless foam mattress assembly

The systems and methods described herein relate to providing mattresses with foam that is odor-free. Unpleasant odors can be reduced in foam members by including a source of cyclodextrin during the manufacture of foam. Instead of masking odors with fragrances, the systems and methods described herein reduce odors with the aid of, among other...

Company name: DreamWell
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Process for making lithographic printing plate

A process for making a lithographic printing plate enables a one-bath processable lithographic printing plate having excellent printing durability, ink laydown and resistance to staining during printing. The process includes a step of producing a negative-working lithographic printing plate precursor having, above a support, a photopolymerizable...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Putter face insert

A putter-type golf club head having a face insert comprising a metal sheet and a urethane backing is disclosed herein. The metal sheet, which makes contact with a golf ball during use, includes a plurality of oval-shaped holes extending through the entire thickness of the sheet and having a specific size and spacing, and the urethane backing has a...

Company name: Callaway Golf Company
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
Golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball striking a good balance between a flight distance on driver shots and a spin rate on approach shots, and excellent in stain resistance and a shot feeling. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising an intermediate layer, a cover, and a paint film, wherein a base resin of the...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
Composite for packaging a medical device and method of forming the same

A composite for packaging a medical device has a first layer including an aromatic polyether polyurethane and a second layer. The first layer forms a base that has a plurality of walls extending therefrom to define a cavity for receiving the medical device. The second layer is disposed on the first layer opposite the cavity. The composite is formed...

Company name: UFP Technologies, Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING>> ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Electrostatic dissipative foams and process for the preparation thereof

The present invention relates to the development of electrostatic dissipative (ESD) electronic packaging materials based on the electrically conducting nanofiller decorated polyurethane foams and also describes a process for the preparation of the same. More specifically it relates to the development of electrically conducting foams by providing a...

Company name: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Biomedical foams

The invention relates, generally, to porous absorbent materials which are suitable for packing antrums or other cavities of the human or animal body. More particularly, it relates to hydrophilic biodegradable foams, which may be used e.g. in the form of a plug or tampon, for instance for controlling bleeding, wound closure, prevent tissue adhesion...

Company name: Stryker Orthopaedics
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
Moisture indicating hydrophilic polyurethane

The present invention relates at least in part to devices which are capable of indicating the presence of moisture. Embodiments of the present invention involve the provision of a solid dispersion of a colour-forming material in a hydrophilic polyurethane material. In particular, although not exclusively, the present invention relates to devices...

Company name: Active Device Development
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Method for producing decorative elements, particularly insignia

The method comprises the steps of: preparing a multiple-layer film (10) comprising a first transparent protective layer (12), a second decorative layer (14) containing at least one pigment made of metal having a melting point below 250.degree. C., and a third supporting layer (16) of thermoformable plastic material, at least a portion (13) of the...

Company name: Demak
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad and method for producing same

An object of the present invention is to provide a polishing pad capable of maintaining a high level of dimensional stability upon moisture absorption or water absorption though it has high water absorption property and which hardly causes scratches on the surface to be polished of an object to be polished, and a method for producing the same. A...

Company name: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Bead foam compression molding method with in situ steam generation for low density product

Disclosed is a method for molding a foamed article, such as a midsole or outsole for footwear, in which first water, then a desired amount of thermoplastic polyurethane foam beads are placed in a compression mold in the shape of the article and the mold is brought to a peak temperature of from about 130.degree. C. to about 180.degree. C. over a...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Sulphur-comprising polyaromatic polyamine that can be used in the synthesis of polyurea

A sulphur-comprising polyaromatic polyamine compound can be used as a monomer or prepolymer, when n is different from zero, in the synthesis of polyurea. The compound corresponds to the formula (I): H.sub.2N--Ar.sub.1--NH--CH.sub.2--CH(OH)--(CH.sub.2).sub.m--O--Z.sub.1--- O--(CH.sub.2).sub.m--CH(OH)--CH.sub.2--[X].sub.n--HN--Ar.sub.2--NH.sub.2 in...

Company name: Michelin
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
Ethoxylate isocyanate compound and its use as a emulsifier

Provided is a composition comprising one or more compound having the structure of formula II: ##STR00001## wherein A is a residue of a polyisocyanate, L is a linking group formed by a reaction of an isocyanate group with an isocyanate-reactive group, n is 5 to 25, m is 0 to 100, and Z is methyl or ethyl or propyl, and wherein the ratio of the sum...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
N-substituted carbamic acid ester production method, isocyanate production method using such...

The present invention is a method for producing an N-substituted carbamic acid ester derived from an organic amine from an organic amine, a carbonic acid derivative and a hydroxy composition containing one or more types of hydroxy compounds, wherein the organic amine, the carbonic acid derivative and the hydroxy composition are reacted using a...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Friday October 02nd, 2015

 
 
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Soy-based polyurethane spray foam insulations for light weight wall panels and their performances...

This work was dedicated to the investigation of the strengthening effects of soy-based rigid polyurethane (PU) foam cores, neat and composite foams containing wood fiber, on the performance of small-scale wooden wall panels under monotonic and static cyclic shear loads. Adding wood fiber resulted in a reduction in the density (23%) and compressive...

Company name: University of Toronto
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Evaluation of a class of polyurethane materials for intraocular lens manufacturing

Ophthalmic lenses are medical devices with considerable requirements in terms of optical, biomechanical and biological performance. There is limited number of materials used for their manufacturing, comprising mainly silicones and poly(meth)acrylates. This series of publications aims at investigating the applicability of thermoplastic polyurethane...

Company name: University of Liege
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Free radical competitions in polylactide/bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane/ free radical...

The reactive blending system of free radical initiator (L101), polylactide (PLLA) and bio-based polyurethane (Bio-TPU) elastomer containing double bonds was investigated. There existed a competition for free radicals between the PLLA and Bio-TPU, because free radicals could attack both the tertiary hydrogen in PLLA chains and the double bonds in...

Company name: Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
Microwave-assisted synthesis of cyclodextrin polyurethanes

Cyclodextrin (CD) has often been incorporated into polyurethanes in order to facilitate its use in encapsulation or removal of organic species for various applications. In this work a microwave-assisted method has been developed to produce polyurethanes consisting of α-, β-, and γ-CD and three common diisocyanates. As compared to...

Company name: National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
Published On: Monday October 05th, 2015

 
 

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