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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
White House Honors NCFI Polyurethanes' Commitment to Low Global Warming Potential Products

The White House recently invited NCFI Polyurethanes to an exclusive 20-company roundtable discussion about the company's aggressive efforts at reducing potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The Obama Administration is impressed by NCFI's commitment and progress in converting the company's entire engineered building products...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Novomer Captures Industry Honors at 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), captured a pair of honors recently at the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, sponsored by The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council....

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> URETHANE GROUT
Reflections on chemical grout training

Prime Resins has offered training at our Atlanta area headquarters a few times a year for 20 years. We've just completed another sold out course, the Prime Resins Chemical Grouting Institute, so our instructors-members of our technical sales and service staff-reflected on this course and trends over time. Here are a few of their...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
PPG to highlight global fastener coatings capability at STAFDA 2015

PPG Industries' industrial coatings business will highlight its global line of fastener coatings and international support capabilities for the automotive, construction and general metal-fabrication industries at the 2015 Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) trade show, Nov. 8-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center in...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
PPG glass, coatings featured on two AIA Healthcare Design Award winners

PPG Industries announced that two buildings honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as 2015 Healthcare Design Award winners incorporate PPG coatings and glass.Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto, cited by AIA for its expansive views and abundant natural light, includes metal panels finished with DURANAR SUNSTORM aged-zinc...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
PPG HI-TEMP 707 HB spray-on insulation coating delivers improved safety, energy efficiency,...

PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has unveiled worldwide PPG HI-TEMP 707 HB spray-on insulation coating, which delivers high levels of personal protection and energy efficiency while preventing corrosion under insulation (CUI).Developed to operate under extreme conditions where pipes and other assets are exposed to...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
AkzoNobel showcases sustainable coatings for tall buildings

Skyscraper cities were the focus of a major international forum held in New York this week, when AkzoNobel showcased its latest performance coatings technologies for the construction industry.During the annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBH), the company also presented a white paper - Skyscraper Cities: Built to Last - which...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Announces Multi-Year Contract With Cirrus Aircraft

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings announced a multi-year contract with Cirrus Aircraft to utilize its SKYscapes Basecoat-Clearcoat Polyurethane Enamel system on its complete series of award-winning aircraft.SKYscapes basecoat-clearcoat provides superior appearance and durability and its latest, patented technology is AMS 3095 certified. This...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete on Show at China Floor Expo

Flowcrete China will be demonstrating its wide variety of high performance resin floors at this year's China (Shanghai) International Floor Industry Expo.The show, taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 18th - 20th, is the nation's leading floor materials exhibition, having achieved a significant amount of industry...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Profoam Discusses Benefits of Appendix X Approved Spray Polyurethane Foam

Attic and crawl space insulation are some of the most common applications in the spray foam industry. A critical component in each of these applications is the installation of a thermal or ignition barrier to separate the foam insulation from the interior space of a building. However, spray foam products can be installed in attics and crawl spaces...

Company name: Profoam
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Recognizes CertainTeed Insulation with Supplier Company...

Thanks to a new prestigious accreditation awarded by The Spray Foam Alliance Professional Certification Program (SPFA PCP), contractors can be confident that CertainTeed operates using the industry's best practices for world-class spray foam insulation products, technical knowledge and training. CertainTeed is one of the first supplier companies in...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYASPARTIC COATINGS
Concrete Coatings Comparison: Epoxy vs. Polyurethane vs. SPARTACOTE Polyaspartic

We field numerous questions about how SPARTACOTE polyaspartic matches up to more general epoxy coatings, what the differences are, how long you wait between coatings, etc. We created the coatings comparison table in the PDF below to list the differences between polyaspartic and epoxy concrete coatings using various ASTM test methods as key metrics....

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> FOAM SEAL
Fomo Products Expert Presents Polyurethane Foam Adhesive and Sealant Seminar at 2015 ASC Convention

Fomo Products, Inc. Research and Development Chemist, Andrew Shinko, Ph.D., presented a "Polyurethane Foam Sealants" seminar on Tuesday, October 20, as part of the Polyurethane Short Course which took place at the 2015 ASC Fall Convention & Expo, Oct. 19-21 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa.Shinko focused on low pressure...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Molding - Understanding the Difference Between Injection and Cast

Your project is unique to your needs and determining which process to use comes down to the desired end result due to the differences between urethane cast molding and injection molding.Consider the similarities: Both processes allow for a multitude of colours, soft or rigid products and the ability to "wrap" or cast around other materials.But the...

Company name: Harkness Industries
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
Owens Corning has launched its PulStrand 4100 roving for pultrusion in North America.

Introduced in Europe in early 2015, PulStrand 4100 offers superior processing qualities, strength, and fatigue resistance for multi-compatible products with polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and polyurethane resin systems. The higher-productivity material has the potential to provide faster line speeds while reducing downtime, scrap and labour. It also...

Company name: Owens Corning
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
New issue of OSV Technologiya corporate newsletter: OSV Polymer News Bulletin

OSV Technologiya presents to your attention the new 12th issue of our corporate newspaper «OSV Polymers News Bulletin».You will find following issues there: ■ participation of our company in 4th International specialized exhibition of polyurethane PUTech Eurasia 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey).■ new material on our storage - hot casted PU...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Fomo Wins Two Awards at 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Fomo Products Inc., won Best Paper in the Spray Foam Category and Best Poster in the Construction and Elastomers Category at the 2015 Center for Polyurethanes Technical Conference. The poster and presentation were a collaboration between Fomo's Dr. Mojee Cline, Vice President of Technology, and Honeywell's Mary Bogdan, Sr. Principal Scientist,...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
Are Insulating Concrete Forms Underused in Australia?

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs), also known as insulated concrete forms, are used in many developed countries to create highly durable and efficient structures. Developed in Europe after World War II, the forms are typically rigid foam blocks made of polystyrene or polyurethane. Sometimes they're made from polystyrene beads bonded with cement,...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING
The New Must for Packaging: Flexible Foams

Polyurethane foams are open-celled foams that are used usually for sofas - furniture for the comfort they provide, cushioning, and are also used in beddings and packaging. Business that focus on protecting their products in the delivery process can go for flexible foam for their packaging needs. It is often used for extremely sensitive products...

Company name: American Excelsior
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
BPF and PAFA to set up New Group for Plastics and Flexible Packaging

The British Plastics Federation and the Packaging and Films Association have announced their intention to set up a new business grouping for the plastics and flexible packaging industry, providing for the first time in the UK a single point of reference for companies supplying the highest volume market for plastics materials.The new Group, which...

Company name: The British Plastics Federation
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
Polyurethane Wheels handle loads from 1,600-8,000 lb.

Hamilton Caster is pleased to announce the release of a new polyurethane tread wheel series: DuraGlide. Hamilton's new DuraGlide Wheel rolls up to 40% easier than most other polyurethanes, performs well at higher speeds, and represents Hamilton's top poly performer for moist or outdoor applications. Designed for extra heavy loads, the new wheel...

Company name: Hamilton Caster
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Puma release Titantour Ignite golf shoes

Puma's updated Titantour golf shoes - dubbed Ignite - are being described as the 'most comfortable to date' by the brand.The new line utilises Ignite foam, which has been designed to maximise energy return to give golfers maximum comfort and performance through all 18 holes.Engineered with Puma's proprietary Ignite foam, the Titantour Ignite family...

Company name: Puma
Published On: Tuesday October 27th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Wanhua Chemical Attending the CPI 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in America

The annual CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference returned to the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, USA, from October 4 to October 5, 2015. Business leaders and technical professionals from the polyurethane sector across the world were gathered here to share the latest research achievements in the polyurethane domain.As the only participant from...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
Vitafoam Nigeria : Ajimobi, Kwankwanso, Others Endorse Vitapur's New Building Model

The Oyo State Government and the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects have endorsed the new pre-fabricated building by Vitapur Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc.Besides, they commended Vitafoam Nigeria Plc on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy which aims at addressing fundamental needs of...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
Polyurethane highlighted on home improvement radio show

Whether we listen for today's hit music, the most up-to-date news coverage or to make our commutes more bearable, many of us spend time each day tuning into our favorite radio stations.Mighty House Radio listeners recently heard about the many benefits of polyurethane and spray polyurethane foam.Lee Salamone, senior director of the Center for the...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Thursday October 29th, 2015

 
Altachem NV Certified for ISO 9001:2008

Altachem NV, the industry's leading creator of innovative valves and accessories for polyurethane foam applications, has earned prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification, according to Jean-Marie Poppe, the company's managing director.The firm is the latest ISO 9001-certified facility in the Lindal Group family. Altachem is wholly-owned by Lindal,...

Company name: Altachem
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
OrthoLite and the Brooklyn Nets Announce Partnership

OrthoLite, the leading provider of comfort and performance insoles, today announces a partnership with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. The sponsorship will bring the ultimate in comfort to Nets fans on and off the court. Through the multi-tiered partnership, OrthoLite will serve as the presenting sponsor of Team Hype, as well as engage fans during home...

Company name: OrthoLite
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
SprayWorks Launches New Website

SprayWorks Equipment Group recently launched a revamped website at www.SprayWorksEquipment.com. Boasting clean and easy design, and in addition to their recently launched online store, this website will allow visitors to quickly navigate through products, industry information, and training.SprayWorks' new online spray foam training offers free...

Company name: SprayWorks Equipment Group
Published On: Tuesday October 27th, 2015

 
Covestro substantially improves operating result

Materials manufacturer Covestro substantially improved its operating result in the third quarter of 2015. Compared with the prior-year period, adjusted EBITDA increased by 44.5% to EUR 471 million. One main reason for this was a significant decline in raw material prices, which against the backdrop of a more favorable supply and demand situation...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
ISOPA shares regulatory update on Diisocyanates at the 58th annual Polyurethanes Technical...

The 58th annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference which took place in Orlando, Florida, from 5 to 7 October 2015 was an excellent opportunity for ISOPA Secretary General, Jorg Palmersheim, to share an regulatory update on Diisocyanates in the EU a broad audience.The longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America - organised by the...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
PEOPLE
New member of the management board at ALFA Klebstoffe

Christian Bänninger is taking over the function of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect and is new member of the executive board. Thus, the 3rd generation of the Simmler and Bänninger families enters the management of the company.The 29-year-old, grandson of the company founder, has been working for us for 7 years and actively...

Company name: ALFA Klebstoffe
Published On: Wednesday October 28th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SCORCH INHIBITOR
Polyurethane scorch inhibitor

An additive composition for inhibiting scorch in a polyurethane foam composition, the additive comprising a derivatized hydroquinone; a derivatized lactone; and a derivatized phenolic compound. A polyurethane foam composition contains the additive composition.

Company name: Vanderbilt Chemicals
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate, polyurethane foam-forming compositions, polyurethane foam...

A method of making hydroxymethylphosphonate comprising heating paraformaldehyde in a solvent to a desired reaction temperature, wherein the solvent is present in at least an amount necessary to solvate or suspend the paraformaldehyde; adding at least one alkyl phosphite to the heated paraformaldehyde, to provide hydroxymethylphosphonate, the alkyl...

Company name: ICL-IP America
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> PALM BASED POLYOLS
Metathesized triacylglycerol green polyols from palm oil for use in polyurethane applications and...

Metathesized triacylglycerol green polyols and their related physical and thermal properties are disclosed. Such metathesized triacylglycerol green polyols are also used as a component of polyurethane applications, including polyurethane foams.

Company name: Trent University
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Method for the preparation of polyether polyols

The invention relates to methods for the preparation of polyether polyols by DMC-catalysed alkylene oxide addition to starter compounds comprising acidic sulfuric acid salts, to the use thereof for the preparation of polyurethanes, and to polyurethanes comprising the polyether polyols according to the invention.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Blue-light-inhibiting resin lens and manufacturing method therefor

A blue-light-inhibiting resin lens includes a reinforcing protective substrate and a reinforcing layer which comprises eight layers coating on a surface of a reinforcing protective substrate from lower to upper by a vacuum evaporation method; wherein reinforcing layer comprises a first layer, which is a nano-composite coating layer mixing with...

Company name: Megalowmart Holdings
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Active energy ray-curable inkjet ink, ink container, and inkjet discharging device

Provided is an active energy ray-curable inkjet ink containing at least photopolymerizable compounds. The photopolymerizable compounds include: at least one monofunctional monomer selected from the group consisting of a monofunctional monomer of which homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of 90.degree. C. or higher, a monofunctional...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Ink composition, two-pack curing ink composition set, and recording method and recorded matter using...

The present invention is directed to an ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition which contains at least a polymerizable compound and a photopolymerization initiator, and is free from an aqueous solvent. The polymerizable compound comprises at least a urethane oligomer, and the photopolymerization initiator comprises an acylphosphineoxide and...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Ink, ink cartridge and ink jet recording method

The invention provides an ink containing a self-dispersion pigment in which a phosphonic acid group is bonded directly or through another atomic group to the surface thereof and a polyurethane polymer, wherein the surface charge amount of the self-dispersion pigment is 0.25 mmol/g or more and 0.42 mmol/g or less, and the polyurethane polymer has...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Method of manufacturing three-dimensional structure and three-dimensional structure

Provided is a method of manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, in which the three-dimensional structure is manufactured by laminating a layer, the method including: forming the layer using a three-dimensional formation composition containing a surface-hydrophilic particle and a binding resin having a hydroxyl group; and discharging a curable...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Method of manufacturing three-dimensional structure, three-dimensional structure, three-dimensional...

Provided is a method of manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, in which the three-dimensional structure is manufactured by laminating a layer, the method including: forming the layer using a three-dimensional formation composition containing a particle whose surface is hydrophobically treated and has at least one reactive group selected from...

Company name: Seiko Epson Corporation
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion and coating composition comprising the same

The present invention is to provide an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion in which a polyurethane resin s dispersed in an aqueous medium, wherein the polyurethane resin is obtained by reacting (A) a polyurethane prepolymer which is obtained by reacting (a) a polyisocyanate compound, (b) a polyol compound containing a polycarbonate polyol having...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
In-mold coated articles prepared in association with cationic-stabilized dispersions and methods for...

An in-mold coated article which is prepared in association with cationic-stabilized dispersions. Preferred cationic-stabilized dispersions, include cationic-stabilized polyurethane dispersions, cationic-stabilized acrylic dispersions, cationic-stabilized polyacrylamides, cationic-stabilized polyallylamines, cationic-stabilized polyetheramines,...

Company name: Red Spot Paint & Varnish
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions

The invention relates to a method for producing aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions, where A) first a polyurethane prepolymer containing NCO groups is produced by reacting A1) polyisocyanates with A2) polymeric polyols and/or polyamines having number-average molecular weights of more than 400 to 8,000 g/mol, A3) possibly low-molecular-weight...

Company name: Stahl International
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Nitrofunctional polyurethane dispersions for binder compositions

Provided is a binder composition and its use in aqueous based paints and coatings and other applications. The binder composition comprises: a polyurethane dispersion containing water and a polyurethane polymer, wherein the polyurethane polymer is prepared by reacting a nitroalcohol compound, a polyol compound, a polyisocyanate compound, and...

Company name: Angus Chemical Company
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Process for producing flexible polyurethane foams with high comfort value and low hysteresis losses

The present invention relates to a process for producing flexible polyurethane (PUR) foams with high comfort value and low hysteresis losses produced by reacting organic polyisocyanates containing di- and polyisocyanates of the diphenylmethane (MDI) group with polyoxyalkylene polyethers.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Rigid foam and associated article

A polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam is prepared from a reaction mixture that includes comprising a polyol, an aromatic isocyanate compound, and a blowing agent. The polyol includes a poly(phenylene ether) having a number average molecular weight of 600 to 2000 atomic mass units and an average of 1.5 to 3 hydroxyl groups per molecule. The...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Methods of applying coating compositions

A wet on wet coating application method. The method includes contacting a polyol-containing layer including a polyol in an amount of 10 to 70 percent by weight and a isocyanate-catalyst-containing layer including an isocyanate and a catalyst to form a boundary layer between the layers being the reaction product of the polyol and isocyanate...

Company name: Ford Motor
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Photochromic polyrethane laminate

Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein the photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate has been crosslinked with a isocyanate-active prepolymer using a crosslinking agent. The crosslinking agent is formulated to have at least three functional groups that are reactive with functional groups of the...

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Monday November 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
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Radiation curable aqueous compositions

The present invention relates to a radiation curable aqueous composition comprising at least one ethylenically unsaturated polymer (1) which is the reaction product of--a water-dispersible (meth)acrylic polymer A containing pendant hydroxyl or isocyanate groups, and containing pendant groups capable to render the polymer dispersible in aqueous...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Waterborne coating compositions for soft touch coatings

A waterborne coating composition includes an aqueous polyurethane resin, a reactive silicone component, and a crosslinker. The aqueous polyurethane resin can have urethane linkages, hydrazinecarboxamide linkages, and reactive hydrazide functional groups. The polyurethane resin can have a glass transition temperature of less than 25.degree. C....

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
Water-dispersible polyurethane polymer

A water-dispersible polyurethane polymer useful in coating applications preferably includes a backbone having urethane linkages and at least one cycloaliphatic group having a closed aliphatic ring structure. Ethylenically unsaturated groups are preferably provided on the polyurethane polymer.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Highly abrasion-resistant imprint material containing urethane compound

There is provided an imprint material forming a film having high abrasion resistance even after a pattern has been transferred thereto, specifically an imprint material forming a film having a small number of pieces of scratch when the film after a pattern has been transferred thereto is subjected to a steel wool abrasion test. An imprint material...

Company name: Nissan Chemical Industries
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Method of making polyester film with a reduced iridescent primer layer

This invention relates to a highly optically clear, composite film having a predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer and a primer layer of a polyester and polyurethane blend composition. The base layer preferably has an A/B/C layered structure with a substantially particle-free core layer B of polyester and outer layers A and C of polyester...

Company name: Toray Plastics
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Method for preparing a thermoplastic polyurethane of improved yellowness index, and optical articles...

Method for converting a composition into thermoplastic polyurethane, said composition comprising polyurethane resin, said method comprising the steps of combining the composition with a chemical compound, and converting said mixture into thermoplastic polyurethane, characterized in that said chemical compound is...

Company name: Essilor International
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Motor-vehicle top

The invention relates, among other aspects, to a motor-vehicle top (10) comprising a flexible cover layer (11) that provides an outer face of the top with a cutout provided therein, and at least one window is provided in the cutout, particularly a rear window (12), a circumferential edge region of the cover layer being connected to an outer window...

Company name: PARAT Beteiligungs
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Chemical mechanical polishing pad

A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided containing a polishing layer having a polishing surface, wherein the polishing layer comprises a reaction product of ingredients, including: an isocyanate terminated urethane prepolymer; and, a curative system, containing a high molecular weight polyol curative; and, a difunctional curative.

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Chemical mechanical polishing pad with clear endpoint detection window

A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided containing a polishing layer having a polishing surface; and, an endpoint detection window; wherein the endpoint detection window comprises a reaction product of ingredients, comprising: an isocyanate terminated urethane prepolymer having 5.5 to 9.5 wt % unreacted NCO groups, wherein the isocyanate...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Chemical mechanical polishing pad with endpoint detection window

A chemical mechanical polishing pad is provided containing a polishing layer having a polishing surface; and, an endpoint detection window; wherein the endpoint detection window comprises a reaction product of ingredients, comprising: an isocyanate terminated urethane prepolymer having 5.5 to 9.5 wt % unreacted NCO groups, wherein the isocyanate...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Cleaning blade, method for manufacturing cleaning blade, process cartridge, and electrophotographic...

A urethane rubber cleaning blade, wherein a surface of a contact portion of the cleaning blade that comes into contact with a member to be cleaned has a Young's modulus (Y.sub.0) of 10 mgf/.mu.m.sup.2 or more and 400 mgf/.mu.m.sup.2 or less, the ratio (Y.sub.50/Y.sub.0) of the Young's modulus (Y.sub.50) of an internal portion of the cleaning blade...

Company name: Canon
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Multi-piece solid golf ball

In a multi-piece solid golf ball having a core, an envelope layer, an intermediate layer and a cover, the core is formed primarily of a thermoplastic elastomer, the envelope layer is formed of a rubber composition containing primarily a rubber material, the intermediate layer is formed of a resin composition containing primarily an ionomer, and the...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
Multi-piece golf ball comprising low hardness gradient core

A golf ball includes a single core formed from a substantially homogenous rubber composition, an inner cover disposed about the core, and an outer cover. The inner cover includes an ionomeric material and has a hardness of about 60 Shore D or greater. The outer cover layer is disposed about the inner cover layer, is formed from a castable polyurea...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Production of polyurethane foams for wound management

The present invention provides novel polyurethane-based wound dressing foams, obtained by foaming and curing silane-terminated polyurethanes.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Friday October 30th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS
Consideration of roles of commercial TiO2 pigments in aromatic polyurethane coating via the...

Dimethyl toluene-2,4-dicarbamate (2,4-TDC) was selected as a model compound for aromatic polyurethane to investigate the photo-chemical behavior of commercial TiO2 pigments in non-aqueous solution. The UV–Visible spectrometry analysis results showed that the UV-shielding ability of the rutile TiO2 pigment was better than that of the anatase TiO2...

Company name: Hunan Normal University
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Synthesis of bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers containing isosorbide and polycarbonate...

A new family of highly elastic polyurethanes (PUs) partially based on renewable isosorbide were prepared by reacting hexamethylene diisocyanate with a various ratios of isosorbide and polycarbonate diol 2000 (PCD) via a one-step bulk condensation polymerization without catalyst. The influence of the isorsorbide/PCD ratio on the properties of the PU...

Company name: Dankook University
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Polyurethanes reinforced with Spartium Junceum fibers

The search for alternative polymer composites prepared by renewable resources is gaining increasing attention in the industrial sector. Here we prepared new polyurethane (PU) composite foams with high percentages of the natural vegetable fibers Spartium Junceum in conjunction with biodegradable polyethylene glycols (PEGs). The density and...

Company name: Calabria University
Published On: Monday November 02nd, 2015

 
 

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