Issue-576 - October 19, 2015   Recommend
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Milliken presents pioneering reactive additives for PU at PUTECH 2015

Leading supplier of polymer bound colorants and additives for the Polyurethane Industry, Milliken, invites PUTECH 2015 visitors to discover its unique fully reactive polymeric additive technologies focused on enhancing performance, improving visual appearance and preserving the long-term quality of polyurethane (PU) systems - all without...

Company name: Milliken & Company
Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Air Products to Launch New Molecular Defoamer and Wetting Agent at ABRAFATI 2015

Air Products Materials Technologies segment will introduce the latest addition to its innovative portfolio of molecular defoamers and dynamic wetting agents-Surfynol 107L-at the Associaçao Brasileira dos Fabricantes de Tintas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from October 13-15. Air Products' Surfynol 107L surfactant is a liquid, nonionic wetting agent and...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals
Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Chemtura Announces Discontinuance of HBCD Flame Retardant Product Line

Chemtura Corporation today announced its exit from the manufacture and sale of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)-based flame retardant products.Increasing regulatory restrictions on the use of HBCD-based flame retardants and the commercial development of a viable and "greener" alternative, Chemtura's Emerald Innovation™ 3000 flame retardant, have...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Emery Oleochemicals unveils plant expansion on 175th anniversary

Emery Oleochemicals, a leading producer of natural-based chemicals and oleochemicals in North America, recently celebrated its 175th anniversary in conjunction with the commercialisation of its USD 50 million bio-based and recycled content polyols plant in Cincinnati, OH, USA. The new plant, which began construction in late 2013, is said to be the...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Global Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate (MDI) Market 2015-2019 with BASF, Bayer, Huntsman, Kumho Mitsui...

The global MDI market to grow at a CAGR of 6.55% by volume during 2014-2019Global MDI Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from various industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive discussion on the market, an extensive coverage on various types of production techniques, applications, and...

Company name: Research and Markets
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Electrolube to Launch New Resins at Productronica

Delivering innovation for a wide range of applications, Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, will unveil three strategically important product developments at the Productronica Exhibition (Munich, November 10-13 2015) on stand 466 in Hall A4. The company has already released details of two new thermal management products,...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Solvay Features Extensive Portfolio of Specialty Polymers for Functional Coatings at ABRAFATI 2015...

At ABRAFATI 2015, Solvay Specialty Polymers will be presenting its extensive range of high-performance perfluoropolyether (PFPE) fluids for demanding functional coatings in aerospace and automotive industry. The spotlight on Solvay's booth D/7/E will be on Fluorolink PFPE materials that lend specialized functions to products such as anti-ice,...

Company name: Solvay
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

the European Coatings Journal - October 2015 issue: A new look!

If you are an attentive reader of our magazine, you will have noticed already: the European Coatings Journal has been under construction. You are now holding a reworked issue with a completely new appearance in your hands.The whole ECJ-team is proud of the result: new and modern logos, fresh colours, headlines, icons, high-quality images and...

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Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

AkzoNobel's slime-busting coating wins prestigious innovation award

A biocide-free anti-slime coating developed by AkzoNobel's Marine Coatings business - which helps to save fuel and cut emissions - has been named overall winner of the prestigious ICIS Innovation Awards for 2015.Intersleek 1100SR, part of the company's International range, is the first foul release coating to work against slime. By cutting down on...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

NASA Offers Licenses to Patented Coatings Technology

NASA is unveiling a new opportunity for start-up companies to license patented NASA technology with no up-front payment. The Startup NASA initiative addresses two common problems start-ups face: raising capital and securing intellectual property rights.Aimed at encouraging the growth of high-tech businesses and advancing American innovation, NASA's...

Company name: NASA
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

British Coatings Federation Counsels Against Skills Funding Cuts

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has launched a "Business Confidence Index" based on data gathered from members over the last three years. A third consecutive quarter with dropping confidence levels reflects the fact that UK manufacturing is struggling with reduced output and dwindling foreign demand for UK goods. With this in mind, recent...

Company name: the British Coatings Federation
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

PPG Completes Expansion of Facility in Mexico

PPG Industries has completed a $27 million expansion of its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The company marked completion of the project, which adds 115 new jobs, with a grand-opening ceremony attended by Queretaro State Governor Jorge Lopez Portillo Tostado and San Juan del Rio Mayor Fabian Pineda...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

AkzoNobel's Big Data tool predicts the impact of fouling control coatings on ship efficiency

The first ever digital tool for the shipping industry that can accurately predict the potential fuel and CO2 savings offered by fouling control coatings has been launched by AkzoNobel's Marine Coatings business.With more than 3.5 billion data points, Intertrac Vision is the first "Big Data" solution to accurately predict the performance of a...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Thursday October 15th, 2015

Demilec's Heatlok XT Spray Foam Insulation Raises Industry Bar for Sustainability

Demilec is proud to introduce Heatlok XT, our newest closed-cell spray foam insulation product. Heatlok XT contains over 20 percent of recycled and renewable content, making this high-quality product more sustainable than ever.Yield of Heatlok XT has increased more than 10 percent over out other closed-cell offerings. The product's winter...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Fomo Wins Prestigious Award at 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

As Fomo Products, Inc. is continually working to find innovations that improve, Fomo has partnered with Honeywell on the development of their new Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA). This new LBA is used in low pressure spray foam, enabling the attainment of higher energy standards while safely and dramatically reducing climate impact. At the...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday October 15th, 2015

Spray Polyurethane Foam Plays a Role in the Modernization of a Historic New Mexico Building

An historic New Mexico building is getting, quite literally, a new lease on life. The Manderfield School in Santa Fe was designed by John Gaw Meem, widely considered New Mexico's greatest 20th century architect, and built in the 1920s. Today, the historic school in the heart of the city's arts community is being transformed into five residential...

Company name: Southwest Spray Foam and Roofing
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Icynene ProSeal Eco Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Wins Home Builder Executive 2015 Innovation...

The innovation and performance behind 100 percent water-blown closed-cell spray foam insulation, Icynene ProSeal Eco, continues to resonate with professionals in the building industry. The environmentall responsible closed-cell alternative was awarded the Gold Innovation Award in the Spray Foam Insulation category by respected industry publication,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Graphene beats polymer coatings in preventing microbially induced corrosion

The huge economic impact of the corrosion of metallic structures is a very important issue for all modern societies. Estimates for the cost of corrosion degradation run to about €200 billion a year in Europe and over $270 billion a year in the U.S. The annual cost of corrosion consists of both direct costs and indirect costs. Worldwide, it is...

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Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Distinguished at the IAA: Special effect paint by BASF succeeds at the Automotive Brand Contest

When carmakers present their latest models, particular value is placed on perfect gloss and a gleaming shine. Paint is an important consideration in automotive design - it emphasizes a car's character and accentuates its distinctive outline. The color designers adjust the color palette according to the respective model range or develop individual...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday October 12th, 2015

Scott Bader Highlights Benefits of Structural Adhesives for Composites at CAMX 2015

At CAMX 2015, Scott Bader is promoting its latest advanced composite materials and applications, including the carbon fibre compatible high performance Crestapol 1250LV urethane acrylate resin, plus highlighting the benefits to composite fabricators of using bonding products from the ranges of Crestabond and Crestomer structural adhesives, Crystic...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

5 Urethane Design Tips

When using cast urethane, it is important to ensure that your part is designed properly. If not, then the part may not mold properly, thus jeopardizing your part functionality and lead time. But do you know what some of the major design pitfalls are? Or what the major guidelines are you should follow?Here are 5 simple design guidelines for you to...

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Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

New Tecnoelastomeri website now live!

Tecnoelastomeri, the high technology elastomer company acquired by Huntsman in June 2015, has a brand new website.Visit to check out the pages, which have been refreshed and reorganized to show that Tecnoelastomeri is now part of Huntsman - one of the world's largest chemical companies. The new website reinforces...

Company name: Tecnoelastomeri
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

60 Seconds With: Romina Marin, Lubrizol

Smithers Rapra conducted a Q&A sessions with Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit 2015 speaker Romina Marin from Lubrizol, getting a sneak preview into her presentation for the Barcelona event and Lubrizol's latest Aliphatic TPU's will impact the end-user market.Romina Marin, Team Leader for the Aliphatic and Soft TPU Platforms, LubrizolRomina...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Alchemie will be exhibiting at Composites Engineering Show, Birmingham NEC 2015

Hosted as part of the Advanced Engineering UK 2015 group of events, the Composites Engineering Show represents the UK's only annual trade show for the very latest in composites materials, moulding & processing equipment, trade processors & fabricators, design, simulation, test & automation partners and much more.Reflecting UK industry's increasing...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Thursday October 15th, 2015

Modular and flexible: RimStar Compact 16/16 from KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei is presenting the RimStar Compact 16/16 at the Fakuma (Hall A7, Booth 7303/7304). The mixing and metering system for polyurethane (PUR) is consistently designed in accordance to the modular principle and thus provides maximum flexibility during the selection of suitable configurations.A master of versatilityThe RimStar series is a...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

New Dispensing Cell SMART-L / DM 403 with thin layer degassing for perfect LED-potting

At the Fakuma plastics fair, October 13-17 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Sonderhoff will present the new 3-component Dispensing Cell SMART-L / DM 403.This low pressure mixing and dosing machine, thoroughly modular constructed, is adaptable to various production concepts. The thin layer degassing for complete air evacuation of the potting material in the...

Company name: Sonderhoff GmbH
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Spray Foam and Polyurea Proportioner Built to Benefit You

It is no secret that high-pressure, plural-component spray equipment sustains the majority of polyurethane spray foam projects. Applications stemming from a large, high-pressure proportioner contained inside a mobile spray rig, connected to several hundred feet of hose is a common sight in the SPF industry. While these mobile rigs and...

Company name: Specialty Products
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Polyurethane durability and building durability

Polyurethane foams are used daily in many forms at the home, the office or on leisure and sports facilities. This widespread use is due to the excellent thermal performance and airtightness achieved with spray foam insulation.Polyurethanes are versatile, modern and safe. They have an enormous range of applications to all building types, industrial...

Company name: Synthesia Internacional
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Insulation Materials Green Seal Standard Coming Soon

Green Seal is developing a new environmental leadership standard for architectural insulation materials, which will include the product categories of fiberglass, mineral wool, polystyrene and polyisocyanurate foam, polyurethane, cellulose, cotton/recycled denim, and possibly reflective insulation and radiant barriers.Green Seal has released a...

Company name: Green Seal
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Senior extends PURe range with new low U-value doors

Following on from the success of its thermally advanced PURe window system, leading fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is once again set to break the mould with the launch of its innovative new PURe door range. Offering some of the lowest U-values on the UK market, Senior's latest product innovation was well...

Company name: Senior Architectural Systems
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Commercial building achieves energy surplus following total refurbishment

An unparalleled building modernization project under the overall leadership of materials manufacturer Covestro is driving the ecological transformation of the city of Bottrop in western Germany's Ruhr industrial region. One of the world's first office buildings enables to generate more energy than its occupants consume - thanks to a total...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Polyurethane consignment decor for furniture

OSV Technologija team of technologists produced new samples of polyurethane furniture decorThese products are made of compact rapid casting mass based on polyurethane Dekolast 5. Casting moulds are made of silicone rubber of additive cure ZA 22 Mould by our experts due to OSV technologies. All works are done using a compact mixing and metering...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Joining and fastening food-grade conveyor belts

There comes a time when the ends of a conveyor belt must be joined. Whether a first-time installation, replacement or repair, the question is: what methods are available to fasten the two ends, and which one is best for your application.Shutting down a conveyor system to install a new belt, or repair an old one, involves downtime - and downtime...

Company name: The Gates Corporation
Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Super heavy-duty conveyor belt cleaners for severe operating conditions

A family of primary conveyor belt cleaners has been engineered for the world's fastest, most heavily-loaded belts, with industrial-strength construction that delivers effective cleaning, minimal maintenance and long service life, even under punishing conditions. Martin SHD Cleaners have been proven on belts up to 10 feet (305 cm) wide -- with...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Argonics Announces Innovative New Brush Cleaner

Argonics' new brush cleaner provides a completely reliable, less complex solution to removing residual materials from conveyor belts.Argonics has partnered with Van der Graaf to offer the brush cleaner, a one-component conveyor drive, with the motor, gear reducer and all moving parts fully enclosed inside the drum.Argonics' simple tensioning system...

Company name: Argonics
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Axalta expands capabilities to supply automotive OEMs in India

Axalta Coating Systems is expanding its presence in India with investments that will enable the company to double production capacity and construct an automotive OEM coatings development laboratory at its operations center in Savli in Gujarat State.The added capacity will enable Axalta to meet the need for additional coatings among light vehicle...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

ICIS Interactive 2015 Polyurethanes now available!

Learn more about the polyurethanes industry today and see some video from the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference.

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Mitsui advances Kashima Works closure and shutdown of Omuta MDI facility

Mitsui Chemicals Group, in its newly released annual report, said it has decided to "bring forward" the closure of its Kashima Works in Japan and the shutdown of the diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) plant in Omuta, Japan, to May 2016 from the originally scheduled 31 December 2016 date.Closure of the Kashima site involves the shutdown of all...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Thursday October 15th, 2015

Dow Chemical Not Scared Of Bumps In The Road In Africa

U.S.-based Dow Chemical has opened a hub in Kenya to serve East Africa, another in Ghana serving West Africa and it's also opening offices in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Angola, among other African markets, Reuters reported.The company, whose group sales reached $12.9 billion in the second quarter, said it plans to triple its revenue from sub-Saharan...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Nigeria: Vitapur Acquires New Equipment, to Commission Fabricated Buildings

A frontline manufacturer of rigid polyurethane products, Vitapur Nigeria Limited has acquired a world class new sandwich panel even as it has concluded arrangements to commission two fabricated buildings at Ibadan.The newly acquired multi-million naira equipment, the first of its kind in West Africa is expected to increase the company's production...

Company name: Vitapur Nigeria
Published On: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

EuPC Packaging Division Appoints New Division Manager and Launches Three Task Forces

On Monday 28 September 2015, the Packaging Division of the European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) held a meeting in Brussels to officially launch its three new taskforces and to appoint the division's new Manager.Three EuPC Packaging Task Forces were launched on Monday: the Communication Task Force, the Vision & Sustainability Task Force...

Company name: EuPC
Published On: Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Benzylamine hydrophobe

The present invention relates to a compound characterized by the following formula: ##STR00001## where R.sup.1, R.sup.2, Y, m, and p are described herein. The compound of the present invention is useful as a precursor to hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide urethane polymers, which are useful as rheology modifiers for coatings formulations.

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Modified phosphorus-containing unsaturated polyester

A modified phosphorus-containing unsaturated polyester being represented by Formula I is provided: ##STR00001## wherein each A' is independently a residue of a diol or polyol, each B' is independently a residue of a saturated or unsaturated anhydride or acid, G1 and G2 are independently H or a residue of an isocyanate acrylate-based compound or...

Company name: Eternal Chemical
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Process for the production of polyurethane foam using tetraalkylstannoxy based catalyst

A process for the production of a polyurethane foam product includes reacting a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component in the presence of a tetraalkylstannoxy based catalyst.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Polyurethanes made using zinc 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 zinc catalyst that contains at least one zinc atom associated with a polydentate ligand that contains at least one...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Ethylene oxide/propylene oxide polyether polyols and polyurethanes made therefrom

Copolymers of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide have an inner block that contains from 65-90 weight percent oxyethylene units and from 10 to 35 weight percent oxypropylene units. This block has a molecular weight of from 150 to 350. The copolymer has an outer block which contains at least 95 weight % oxypropylene units and from 0 to 5% oxyethylene...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Polycarbonate diol and polyurethane using same

The present invention relates to a polycarbonate diol comprising a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following formula (A) and a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following formula (B), wherein the hydroxyl value is from 20 to 450 mg-KOH/g: HO--R.sup.1--OH (A) HO--R.sup.2--OH (B) the glass...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemcial
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Method for producing isocyanates

The invention relates to a method for preparing isocyanates by phosgenating the corresponding amines, wherein low-boiling secondary components, excess phosgene, and the co-product hydrogen chloride are separated from the crude liquid isocyanate stream, which is obtained after the phosgenation has occurred, within a maximum of 60 minutes, and...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Block polyisocyanate composition and coating composition containing same

Provided is a block polyisocyanate composition comprising at least one block polyisocyanate represented by formula (I): R-(A).sub.x(B).sub.y. In formula (I), R is a residue obtained by removing an isocyanate group from a polyisocyanate composed of one or more polyisocyanates selected from aliphatic polyisocyanates, alicyclic polyisocyanates, and...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Curable resin composition, and laminate using same and process for its production

To provide a curable resin composition which is curable at a high curing speed and which is capable of forming a cured product which is flexible and has color unevenness suppressed, and a laminate using such a curable resin composition and a process for its production. A curable resin composition comprising an unsaturated urethane oligomer (I) and...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Polyurethane resin

Disclosed is a polyurethane resin which is obtained by a reaction between a polyisocyanate component, which contains 1,4-bis(isocyanatomehyl)cyclohexane including not less than 80% by mole of trans isomers, and an active hydrogen compound component.

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Method for preparing biomass-based polymer emulsion

A method for preparing biomass-based polymer emulsion. The method includes: 1) preparing cardanol-based polymerizable emulsifier; 2) preparing castor oil-based polyurethane prepolymer; and 3) preparing biomass-based polymer emulsion.

Company name: Zhongying Changjiang International New Energy Investment
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Bio-based binder and fiberglass insulation

A curable aqueous binder has two primary components. The first component is a bio-based material or mixture of bio-based materials such as starch or polyvinyl alcohol. The second component is one or more compounds selected from the group of urea, polyurea and substituted urea. The first and second components make up most (i.e. 50% or more) of all...

Company name: Ecosynthetix
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Curable organopolysiloxane antifouling composite coating film, and antifouling substrate coated with...

[Problem] To provide a curable organopolysiloxane antifouling composite coating film obtained by using a urethane resin anticorrosive coating film excellent in curability instead of one or two organopolysiloxane intermediate coating film layers (Tie Coats) to layer an organopolysiloxane antifouling coating film excellent in both interlayer...

Company name: Chugoku Marine Paints
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Process for the production of rigid foamed objects made of polymer materials

Organic Diazocompounds that can be employed in the manufacturing of PVC/Polyisocyanates based, foamed articles, and a process for the production of objects made of rigid, expanded polymer materials mainly based on PVC and Polyisocyanates include the use as cell nucleation agents, of alternative organic, free N.sub.2 gas releasing Diazocompounds,...

Company name: Maricell
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Coating agent

A coating agent, which comprises a cellulose derivative, an isocyanate group-containing 1,2-polybutadiene, a synthetic wax having a softening point of C., a fatty acid amide having a softening point of C., and graphite, can satisfy desired performances, when applied to rubbery elastomers, etc. such as...

Company name: NOK Corporation
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Coatings, compositions, coated articles and methods

Coatings for a surface, coating compositions, articles coated with a coating, and methods of coating are disclosed in which the coating comprises a polymer blend of polyurethane as a major component and at least one other polymer P2 having in comparison to polyurethane a higher peel strength to the surface to be coated, a higher percent elongation...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Fast cure aspartate polysiloxane hybrid coating

The present invention provides a hybrid two component coating composition comprising as component I, (A) an N-alkoxysilylalkyl-aspartic acid ester, (B) a polysiloxane having a molecular weight in the range of from about 400 to 10,000, and optionally (C) at least one hydrolyzable silane; and as component II, (D) a polyisocyanate having an average...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Coating agent for mattable coatings

The present invention relates to a coating composition that is suitable in particular for the production of coatings that can be matted. The coating composition comprises a) an aqueous dispersion of a hydroxy-functional prepolymer, obtainable by reaction of at least the following components: i) a component comprising hydroxy groups, ii) a polyester...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Radical polymerizable composition, cured product, and plastic lens

There are provided a radical polymerizable composition having a low viscosity suitable for coating, a cured product obtained by curing the composition, the cured product having a high refractive index and high toughness and being not easily cracked or chipped when cutting, and a plastic lens obtained by curing the composition. A radical...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Cationic electrodeposition paint composition paintable even on narrow-clearance portion, and...

An object of the present invention is to provide an electrodeposition paint composition and a method of forming an electrodeposited coating, which exhibit quality of coating deposition even in the interior of narrow spaces of objects subjected to painting. A solution of the object is cationic electrodeposition paint composition in which in an...

Company name: Nissan Motor
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Adhesive useful for installing vehicle windows

The invention is a composition comprising: a) one or mote isocyanate functional polyether based prepolymers; b) one or more alkyl esters of one or more long chain; fatty acids; and c) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanate moieties with hydroxyl, groups. The invention is s method, of bonding two or more substrates together which...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Non-isocyanate sealant for glass sealing

Elastomeric sealants for sealing glass to a substrate are prepared by applying a curable reaction mixture between glass and substrate, and curing the mixture. The curable reaction mixture contains a polyene compound, an epoxy resin, a thiol curing agent and a basic catalyst. The polyene compound has an average of at least two groups containing...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Foam sealing gasket

A sealing gasket includes a liner and a polyurethane foam layer disposed on the liner. The polyurethane foam layer can have a density of 50 kg/m.sup.3 to 250 kg/m.sup.3, a force-to-compress at 25% compression of not greater than 5.0 psi, and an 50% springback parameter of not greater than 2.0 seconds. The polyurethane foam has a thickness in a...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Non-cytotoxic urethane elastomer

A non-cytotoxic polyether polyurethane elastomer is made by reacting a polyether triol, polyether diol, and polyether prepolymer terminated with toluene diisocyanate. The reaction is catalyzed with a zinc based catalyst, such as zinc neodecanoate. Silicone oil is also added to the reactants. The polyurethane elastomer is a solid, soft elastomer...

Company name: Crosslink Technology
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Bioabsorbable polymer blends

The invention provides a bioabsorbable blend of (i) a polymer component comprising polylactic acid (PLA), polyglycolic acid (PGA), a copolymer of PLA and PGA, or any combination thereof and (ii) thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) tailored to a medical application, and a process for making the same. In some embodiments the TPU comprises units derived...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Granules comprising bitumen and a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, method for its preparation...

Disclosed are granules comprising an elastomeric polyurethane and bitumen, processes for preparing the granules in an extruder and to their use for preparing a bituminous binder, which may especially be used for producing prefabricated sealing membranes by depositing said bituminous binder onto a fibrous support.

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Structure for railroad ties having data acquisition, processing and transmission means

A laminated wood and encapsulated railroad tie structure and its associated method of manufacture. A wood core of laminated wood slats is inserted into an extruded sleeve of scrap tire rubber and polyurethane. A urethane adhesive laminates the wood slats together and serves as a lubricant and bonding agent for placement and secured engagement of...

Company name: TJ Technology Holdings
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Environmentally-friendly polyurethane matting and the method of production thereof

The present invention discloses an environmentally-friendly polyurethane matting and a method of production thereof. The environmentally-friendly polyurethane matting comprises a leather surface, a polyurethane middle layer and an anti-slip leather bottom layer. The present invention is applied with the polyurethane instead of silica gel. The...

Company name:
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Golf ball core having medium positive hardness gradient and high surface hardness

A golf ball includes a single solid core having a surface hardness and a geometric center hardness. The core has an outer diameter of about 1.5 to 1.62 inches. An outer cover layer formed from a polyurea or polyurethane has a first hardness, and an inner cover layer, disposed between the core and the outer cover, has a second hardness greater than...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Polymerizable composition for optical material

A polymerizable composition for an optical material includes: (A) one or more isocyanates having two or more isocyanato groups that contains an aromatic isocyanate; (B) one or more alcohols having two or more hydroxyl groups; and (C) an acid phosphate represented by the following formula (1), in which a ratio of the molar number of a secondary...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Polishing pad and method for producing same

An object of the invention is to provide a polishing pad that achieves a high polishing rate and has high thickness precision so that the break-in time (dummy polishing time) can be shortened, and to provide a method for producing same. The invention is directed to a polishing pad including a base material layer and a polishing layer provided on...

Company name: Toyo Tire and Rubber Co
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Use of polyurea nanoparticles as performance modifiers in polyurethane materials

Nano-sized polyurea particles or a dispersion of polyurea particles suitable for improving the mechanical properties of a polyurethane material, said particles having at least equivalent diameter dimensions in the nanosize range of 50 nm up to 700 nm, a uniform equivalent diameter particle size distribution, an amount of urethane bonds calculated...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Method for the production of oxazolidinone compounds

The present invention relates to a method for the production of oxazolidinone compounds, comprising the step of slowly reacting an isocyanate compound with an epoxide compound in the presence of a Lewis acid catalyst. The invention further relates to an oxazolidinone compound, obtainable by a method according to the invention, with a colour as...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Synthesis, thermal and mechanical behavior of a silicon/phosphorus containing epoxy resin

A liquid silicon/phosphorus containing flame retardant (DOPO–TVS) was synthesized with 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphapheanthrene-10-oxid (DOPO) and triethoxyvinylsilane (TVS). Meanwhile, a modified epoxy resin (IPTS–EP) was prepared by grafting isocyanate propyl triethoxysilane (IPTS) to the side chain of bisphenol A epoxy resin (EP) through radical...

Company name: Dalian University of Technology
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Development of Test Systems for Characterizing Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation...

The relationship between onsite manufacture of spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI) and potential exposures to diisocyanates, amines, flame retardants (FRs), blowing agents, aldehydes and other organic compounds that may be emitted from SPFI is not well understood. EPA is developing methods to characterize emissions from SPFI products to...

Company name: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Published On: Friday October 16th, 2015

Structures and properties of polycarbonate modified polyether‐polyurethanes prepared by...

Thermoplastic polycarbonate modified polyether-polyurethane (PEPU) elastomers were prepared by transurethane polycondensation method using poly(oxytetramethylene) glycol of Mn = 2000 and dimethyl-hexane-1,6-dicarbamate as the main raw materials, 1,4-butanediol as a chain extender and polycarbonate diol (PCDL) as an additive in the...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Thermoplastic polyurethanes with isosorbide chain extender

Isosorbide, a renewable diol derived from starch, was used alone or in combination with butane diol (BD) as the chain extender in two series of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) with 50 and 70% polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) soft segment concentration (SSC), respectively. In the synthesized TPUs, the hard segment composition was...

Company name: Pittsburg State University
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of Novel Ni/PU Hybrid Foams: A New Economic Composite Material...

Open-cell Al foams electrocoated with nano-Ni improve the energy absorption capacity in comparison to pure Al foams. Since Al foams are very expensive and as seen from micromechanical FE-simulations that the most stress under loading is on the coating, in this contribution, polyurethane (PU) foams are electrocoated with nano-Ni. The Ni/Al and the...

Company name: Saarland University
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

The effect of processing routes on the thermal and mechanical properties of...

A systematic investigation of four processing routes was implemented so as to evaluate the thermal and mechanical properties of nanosilica (NS) reinforced poly(urethane-isocyanurate) nanocomposites (NC). The NS dispersion in the Polmix and the Isomix routes was performed in the polyol and the isocyanate precursor, respectively. The Isopol and the...

Company name: University of Perugia
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Synthesis, characterization and reactivity of the six-membered cyclic glycerol carbonate bearing...

Five- and six-membered cyclic carbonates have recently become popular as starting materials for the synthesis of polycarbonates via ring opening polymerization or synthesis of environmentally friendly non-isocyanate polyurethanes. In many cases a five-membered glycerol carbonate has been used in these applications. However, the simplest derivative...

Company name: Warsaw University of Technology
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015

Synthesis, Morphology, and Properties of Polyurethane‐triazoles by Click Chemistry

To explore the applications of click chemistry in polyurethane materials, a series of novel linear polyurethane-triazoles (PUTs) are prepared using the in situ click reaction of propargyl-terminated polyurethanes with 1,4-dibromobutane in the presence of sodium azide. The PUT structures are confirmed by 1H NMR, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR)...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday October 19th, 2015


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