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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
CO2 as raw material - topic at the Climate Summit

New possibilities for utilizing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are a topic at the UN Climate Change Conference. Related activities in industry, science and politics were presented at an accompanying event of the Paris Summit by Climate-KIC, a European Union initiative for climate innovations. Based on a model program named "enCO2re", Climate-KIC...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Report into current and alternative flame retardant technologies for furniture and furnishings

Cause for concern over the potential toxicity of some flame retardant chemicals has prompted the UK's largest furniture association to investigate further.Findings from research into current and alternative flame retardant technologies used in furniture and furnishings has been released in a report entitled 'Current and alternative flame retardants...

Company name: FIRA - The Worlds Leading Independent Furniture Technology Centre
Published On: Wednesday December 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
PANTONE Color of the Year 2016

New year, new colors. For the first time ever, PANTONE has announced not one but two choices for Color of the Year. The color experts at Pantone, the company best known for its Pantone Matching System, have chosen the blending of PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz and PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity for 2016.Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
Intrexon forms second joint-venture for BDO production

US-based synthetic biology solution provider Intrexon has formed a second joint-venture, called Intrexon Energy Partners II (IEP II) with external investors to produce 1,4-butanediol (BDO), a chemical intermediate used to make spandex, polyurethane, plastics and polyester.The venture is Intrexon's second project, which will run on the company's own...

Company name: Intrexon Energy Partners
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Shell Singapore declares force majeure on base chemicals

Shell confirmed on Wednesday that it declared a force majeure on supply of base chemical products from its Singapore site effective 1 December, because of a technical issue at its cracker complex in Pulau Bukom.It was the second time since mid-October that Shell had to disrupt supply of base chemicals to customers from its Bukom site.Our...

Company name: Shell Oil Company
Published On: Wednesday December 09th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
COIM USA announces the expansion of its Low Free Polyurethane Pre-Polymers production capacity in...

The additional unit will be built at the West Deptford site , where significant synergies will be achieved with the existing Polyester Polyols production and infrastructure. The new Plant start up is expected by the end of 2017. Paulsboro production unit will continue to operate.The combined LF Pre-Polymers capacity will increase up to 2.5 times...

Company name: Coim Group
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
BASF Sells Versamid Trademark to Gabriel Performance Products

BASF Corp. and Gabriel Performance Products LLC, a U.S.-based specialty chemical company, finalized a transaction transferring the Versamid trademark to Gabriel, and exclusively licensing the polyamide curing agent technology in the United States. Versamid polyamide curing agents are used for two-component solventborne epoxy applications."The...

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

 
FOAMS
Project to develop recyclable polyurethane foam wins $10K Dow SISCA prize

A project aimed at developing polyurethane foam that can be recycled has won the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award competition held Dec. 3 at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in St. Paul.The award, made possible by a collaboration between IonE and the Dow Chemical Company, recognizes and rewards...

Company name: The University of Minnesota
Published On: Thursday December 10th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
New issue of the European Coatings Journal is out

The December issue of the European Coatings Journal focuses on powder coatings. A market overview determines a bright outlook for powder coatings, the technical papers introduces darker pigments that enhance tinting options in powder and liquid formulations and two experts give their assessment of the future.As far as ecological benefits are...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
AkzoNobel and Chinese auto giant pioneer powder auto body coatings

AkzoNobel and leading Chinese auto maker JAC Motors have pioneered the first use of VOC-free powder technology for automotive body coatings.As sustainability continues to gain increasing importance in China, AkzoNobel's Interpon powder technology is being successfully used by JAC for coating SLX truck bodies at its site in Mengcheng, China. The...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
BCF Launches Coatings Training Institute in Asia

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has started targeting the Asian market with its unique distance-learning proposition for technicians and research and development staff in the global coatings community.The launch was marked by a workshop held at Chinacoat 2015 in Shanghai at the end of November, where BCF Technical Consultant Peter Collins...

Company name: The British Coatings Federation
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> BINDERS
BASF strengthens business with wood binders

On January 1, 2016, BASF will combine the marketing and development of its wood binders of the Kaurit , Kauramin , and Lupranat brands. This is in response to the needs of the wood-working industry. BASF customers will benefit from a single source for all adhesive systems. BASF is the only supplier in the world to offer both amino resin-based and...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> AIR SEALING
Why HVAC Businesses Should Offer Air Sealing

As an HVAC business owner, you might be wondering how you can expand your business and provide even greater value to your customers. Incorporating air sealing services using low pressure spray polyurethane foam can help you solve the heating and cooling issues many customers struggle with.Incorporating Spray Polyurethane Foam SealantsWhen a...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Machining Cast Polyurethanes, Part One

Here at Mearthane, we frequently get asked a lot of questions about the process of machining cast polyurethanes, from the steps involved to the traits of the finished product, and everything in between. As urethane experts, we're always happy to take some time to sit down and share helpful information with our valued customers so that they may...

Company name: Mearthane Products
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Graco Introduces Reactor A-XP1 Plural-Component Sprayer

Graco Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, today formally released the Reactor A-XP1 plural-component sprayer. This entry-level, high-pressure, air system is best for low to medium output applications and is an excellent value for both residential and commercial use.Whether you are spraying foam or applying polyurea coatings,...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Thursday December 10th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> AIRLESS TIRES
Get a grip: Understanding what's new in tire technology

On the surface, tires may not appear even remotely complex. Rubber compound, steel belts, and air: that's all there is to it, right? Decades ago that may have been the case, especially for the consumer market, but in recent years tire manufacturers (including startups) are building entirely new concepts of tire construction that yield more durable,...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday December 10th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> SPORT SURFACES
Turf Technology Put to Test as Hockey Teams Gather in Rio for Olympic Rehearsal

Eight national teams were present at Rio 2016's hockey test event at the Deodoro Olympic Park on Nov 24. The event marked the unveiling of the Brazilian-themed field-of-play colours.The stage for hockey's most anticipated competition is set. Four men's and four women's national teams gathered at the Deodoro Olympic Park, in Rio de Janeiro, from...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Pexco LLC Acquires Precision Extrusion, Inc. of Glens Falls, New York

Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics manufacturer across Medical, Defense, and Industrial markets, has acquired Precision Extrusion, Inc. of Glens Falls, New York. Precision Extrusion, Inc. is a dual-certified ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 manufacturer of advanced medical tubing and catheter solutions.Neil Shillingford, Pexco CEO,...

Company name: Pexco
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
PSI Urethanes Spill Control Products: Dependable and Reliable

PSI Urethanes has been the industry leader providing dependable safety seals in drain covers, barrel patches and conical plugs for over 24 years. With safety top-of-mind and compliance with OSHA regulations, PSI's spill control products are trusted on job sites at thousands of companies around the world."One of our most reliable vendors! PSI...

Company name: PSI Urethanes
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
German robots to make first Adidas running shoes in 2016

A German factory operated largely by robots will make its first 500 pairs of running shoes for Adidas early next year as the sportswear company seeks to cut labor costs and speed up delivery to fashion-conscious consumers.Founded by German cobbler Adi Dassler in 1949, Adidas has shifted most of its production from Europe to Asia and now relies on...

Company name: Adidas
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Society of German Chemists (GDCh) awards Meyer-Galow-Preis for Business Chemistry to Dow-employees

Dr. Andreas Lutz and Dr. Stefan Schmatlochresponsible for research and development of new adhesive technologies at The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow"), were awarded with the Meyer-Galow-award for business chemistry. This prize honors scientists in German-speaking countries who have a decisive role in a recent chemical innovation. Lutz and Schmatloch...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
Dow, DuPont to Combine in Merger of Equals

The Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont today announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont and will reportedly have a combined market capitalization of approximately $130 billion. DowDuPont will spin...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
Vitafoam Kenya visits cedepa

A delegation of Vitafoam Kenya, a leading group in Kenya active in the bedding and furniture industry, came to Europe in mid-October 2015 to visit the continuous panel development centre ce|de|pa - Centro de Desarrollo del Panel en Continuo, a joint venture of Saip Equipment (60 %) and the Dow Chemical Company (40 %), located in Tudela, Navarra,...

Company name: Continuous panel development center
Published On: Friday December 11th, 2015

 
Baalbaki leverages efficiency from Hamriyah plant

Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI) is going full steam with its new polyesters and pre-polymers manufacturing facility in Hamriyah Free Zone.The company aims to increase the production capacity of polyester polyols as well as speciality polyurethane systems and food packaging adhesives. This will enable BCI to serve GCC, the subcontinent and the...

Company name: Baalbaki Group
Published On: Thursday December 10th, 2015

 
Recticel expands insulation plant in Belgium

Recticel, the global manufacturer of high performance polyurethane foam products, will invest 10 million in its Insulation plant in Wevelgem (Belgium), in order to increase its production capacity of high value added products and to upgrade its logistics capabilities. It is expected that the 20,000m2 expansion will become operational early...

Company name: Recticel
Published On: Wednesday December 09th, 2015

 
IPTPF publishes guidelines for research grants

The Japanese International Polyurethane Technology Promotion Foundation (IPTPF) was established in 2014 to provide research grants to universities, research institutions and individuals that are engaged in R&D that contributes to the expansion of polyurethane applications, including new technologies for polyurethane, and technologies to reduce...

Company name: The Japanese International Polyurethane Technology Promotion Foundation
Published On: Wednesday December 09th, 2015

 
Grand Opening LUC Urethanes

On November 20th LUC Group celebrated its Grand Opening of the new LUC Urethanes, Inc. facility in Conroe, Texas. The official ribbon cutting was performed by Suzanne and Charles Krutzen, owners of LUC Group, Conroe Mayor Webb Melder and Jos Wellink, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of The Netherlands.Operations in the brand new 20000 sq ft (1850...

Company name: LUC Urethanes
Published On: Wednesday December 09th, 2015

 
Icynene Europe re-aligns business focus within Benelux

Icynene Europe S.P.R.L., the European arm of global spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, has announced that from today it will assume control of distribution within Benelux.The announcement comes as the spray foam insulation manufacturer moves to re-align its business operations and focus within the Benelux market to better service its...

Company name: Icynene Europe
Published On: Wednesday December 09th, 2015

 
Saudi Arabia's Sadara starts up first plant at Jubail complex

Sadara Chemical started up a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant at its Jubail complex in Saudi Arabia on 7 December, the company's fully owned subsidiary Sadara Basic Services Co (SBSC) said on Tuesday."The plant is designed to produce 375,000 [tonnes/year] of products used in specialty applications, such as the manufacture of food grade...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
Chemline acquires T. A. Davies

Chemline, Inc. of St. Louis, MO, has purchased the T. A. Davies Company (TADCO) of Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.TADCO has been a formulator of speciality cold-cast polyurethane chemicals since 1972. For many years, the company focused on urethane technologies for bowling ball cover stocks,...

Company name: Chemline Inc.
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
Manali Petrochemicals tumbles as floods in Chennai disrupt production

Manali Petrochemicals fell 5.71% to Rs 31.40 at 14:32 IST on BSE after the company said that the production at both its plants in Chennai remains affected since 2 December 2015 due to flooding.The announcement was made during trading hours today, 7 December 2015.Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was down 88.59 points, or 0.35%, to 25,549.52.On BSE, so far...

Company name: Manali Petrochemical
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
Plastics maker Covestro looks past China slowdown

Plastics maker Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, remains optimistic about the mainland market despite the prolonged slowdown in construction and manufacturing activities that saw its third-quarter sales there slump 7 per cent year on year.The German firm is counting on diversification of its markets and product lines to hedge its risk amid...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday December 07th, 2015

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Court fines Neath bodyshop 20,000 after HSE finds COSHH safety breach

Neath bodyshop DM Accident Repair Centre has been fined 20,000 after it failed to comply with an improvement notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive.Swansea Magistrates' Court heard DM Accident Repair Centre, of Old Road, Skewen, Neath, had a routine inspection by an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive from which an improvement...

Company name: DM Accident Repair Centre
Published On: Thursday December 10th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Printing ink varnish, and printing ink composition using same

The present invention relates to an oil-based printing ink varnish comprising a polyurethane prepared using a polymeric polyol and a polyisocyanate as the main structural components, wherein the polyurethane is synthesized using, as a chain extender, a polyfunctional amine which contains at least one secondary amino group in each molecule and in...

Company name: Toyo Ink
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions

The invention relates to a method for producing aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions, aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersions produced by this method and their use to produce coating agents and adhesives.

Company name: Covestro Deutschland
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
Aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion and use thereof

A task of the present invention is to obtain an aqueous polyurethane resin dispersion which is advantageous not only in that the dispersion exhibits excellent storage stability in an aqueous medium, but also in that after the dispersion is dried, a film having satisfactory flexibility is formed. In the present invention, there is provided an...

Company name: Ube Industries
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
Polyurethane dispersion based synthetic leathers

A multilayer structure including (a) a fabric, (b) a polyurethane foam containing a plurality of cells defined therein, wherein the foam contains at least one surfactant, and (c) a skin layer, wherein the skin layer comprises a wetting agent and an acrylic polymer having a glass transition temperature of -20 degree Celsius or less, and the foam...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
FOAMS
Low-monomer polyurethane foams

Cross-linkable foamable composition with low content of monomeric isocyanates, containing a pre-polymer of polyester diols and/or polyether dials reacted i) with asymmetric aromatic diisocyanates to form a reaction product with OH and NCO groups, ii) subsequent addition of and reaction with symmetric aromatic diisocyanate in a quantity at least...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid foam

A rigid foam having increased flame retardance comprises the reaction product of an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component. The isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component are reacted in the presence of an isocyanurate catalyst component and a carbodiimide catalyst component. The isocyanurate catalyst component...

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

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Foam boards including non-halogenated fire retardants

According to one embodiment, a polyisocyanurate foam board is described. The foam board includes a polyisocyanurate core that is produced from: an isocyanate, a polyol, and a phosphorous containing non-halogenated fire retardant. The foam board also includes a facer material that is applied to at least one surface of the polyisocyanurate core. The...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS
White coated polyester film, process for production thereof and use thereof as a backside cover in...

A white coated polyester film is provided which has excellent adhesion to the ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) typically used as an encapsulation material in solar modules. The good adhesion properties are achieved with a polymeric coating which includes at least one polyurethane and a crosslinker.

Company name: Mitsubishi Polyester Film
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
Zinc-imidazole-carboxylate-complex-catalysed coating agent composition

The invention relates to coating material compositions comprising an isocyanate group-containing component, a hydroxyl group-containing component, a zinc-imidazole-carboxylate complex and a monomeric aromatic carboxylic acid, and also to the use of a zinc-imidazole-carboxylate complex in the presence of a monomeric aromatic carboxylic acid as a...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Liquid-applied waterproofing membrane for roofs

The present invention describes a one-part moisture-curing liquid applied waterproofing membrane comprising an MDI-based polyurethane polymer and two different aldimines as blocked amine hardeners in a specific ratio range. The membrane has a low odour, a long shelf life stability, a low viscosity at low solvent content, a sufficiently long open...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
Liquid-applied waterproofing membrane for roofs comprising a long-chain aldimine

The present invention describes a one-part moisture-curing liquid-applied waterproofing membrane having a polyurethane polymer, a long-chain aldimine and a hardener selected from an oxazolidine and another aldimine. The membrane has a low viscosity at low solvent content and a good shelf life stability and cures fast to form a solid elastic...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
Liquid-applied waterproofing membrane for roofs comprising a trialdimine

The present invention describes a one-part moisture-curing liquid-applied waterproofing membrane including a polyurethane polymer and both a trialdimine and a dialdimine as blocked amine hardeners in a specific ratio range. The membrane has a low odor, a long shelf life stability, a low viscosity at low solvent content, a sufficiently long open...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
Roofing systems and roofing boards with non-halogenated fire retardant

According to one embodiment, a halogen free roof system is described. The roof system includes a structural deck that is positioned above joists or other support members. Polyisocyanurate foam insulation is positioned atop the structural deck. The polyisocyanurate foam insulation has an isocyanate index greater than 200 and includes a...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
One-component, dual-cure conformal coating compositions

Disclosed are one-component compositions that include: (1) an isocyanate-functional urethane acrylate and (2) a polyisocyanate containing allophanate and/or uretdione groups, wherein the one-component composition has a viscosity of less than or equal to about 800 mPas and an isocyanate content of greater than about 5% by weight, based on the weight...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Coating compositions with an aqueous dispersion containing a polyurethane and an acid reactive...

Disclosed are coating compositions that include an aqueous dispersion that includes an aliphatic, fatty-acid containing, anionic polyurethane and an acid-reactive crosslinking agent. Also disclosed are uses of such coating compositions, such as in the coating of plastic, such as vinyl substrates.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Matte-appearance powder coating compositions with chemical agent resistance

Matte-appearance chemical-agent-resistant powder coating compositions are described. In embodiments, powder coating compositions comprise a resin component, a polyisocyanate-containing uretdione cross-linking agent, catalyst, and flattening agent. The resin component may comprise a hydroxyl-containing resin and a hydroxyl-containing halogenated...

Company name: Henzten Coatings
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminate and method for producing same

The present invention provides a laminate obtained by arranging a composition to be in contact with a rubber, wherein the composition is prepared by blending a polythiol compound (A), an isocyanate group-containing compound (B) and a radical generator (C), and wherein the ratio of the total molar number of the isocyanate group contained in the...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Hybrid components with reactive hotmelt adhesives

A description is given of the use of reactive hotmelt adhesives based on copolyamide and further comprising isocyanate and epoxide and also a functionalized polyolefin in hybrid components. These hybrid components find applications in vehicle construction and in aircraft construction, for example.

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Method for producing a multilayer dielectric polyurethane film system

The present invention relates to a method for producing a multilayer dielectric polyurethane film system comprising the following method steps: I) producing a mixture comprising a) a compound containing isocyanate groups with an isocyanate group content of >10% by weight and .ltoreq.50% by weight, b) a compound containing isocyanate reactive groups...

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

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Article comprising thermoplastic polyurethane and polyamide 6/66 copolymer

The instant invention includes an article and a method of forming the article. The article includes a mixture of a thermoplastic polyurethane and polyamide 6/66 copolymer. The thermoplastic polyurethane has a Shore Hardness of at least 36D as determined using DIN EN ISO 1183-1.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Polyurethane foam panel

A polyurethane foam panel which is obtained by mixing a polyol composition containing a polyol compound and a water as a foaming agent with a polyisocyanate component and causing these components to react with each other, and which has a lengthwise direction, a widthwise direction, and a thickness direction, wherein the panel has a 10% compressive...

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

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Dual cured castable system for use in golf balls

Compositions for golf balls that include polyurethane and/or polyurea linkages and that are crosslinked in the soft segments of the polymer backbone. In particular, the compositions of the invention, which are based on a polyurethane and/or polyurea, have improved crosslink density and hardness from the crosslinking between the soft, unsaturated...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> CATHETER
Thermoplastic polyurethane admixtures

The invention relates to admixtures of thermoplastic polyurethane base polymers that resist surface dulling and fluorinated additives and their use in the manufacture of articles, such as medical devices. For example, the admixtures of the invention are useful in the manufacture of blood dwelling medical devices, such as catheters.

Company name: AngioDynamics
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Polyurethane injected boot assembly and associated manufacturing method

A footwear assembly having an upper that comprises a neoprene sock with a foot portion integrally connected to a leg portion. The foot portion has heel, vamp and under-foot portions. The leg portion has front shin, side wall, and rear calf-side portions. The upper has a unitary, outer, injection molded layer molded directly onto the foot and shin...

Company name: LaCrosse Footwear
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
CHEMISTRY
Oxidative carbonylation of primary amines to isocycanates catalyzed by group x divalent noble metal...

Processes for the preparation of monoisocyanates, diisocyanates or polyisocyanates of the present invention are described which comprises reacting monomeric or oligomeric primary amines or diamines, and carbon monoxide at atmospheric pressure in the presence of a catalytic amount of a compound or a complex of a divalent metal selected from...

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

 
2-oxo-1,3-dioxolane-4-carboxamide building blocks, their preparation and use

The present invention suggests a 2-oxo-1,3-dioxolane-4-carboxamide of formula (I), ##STR00001## wherein R is an n-valent radical, n is an integer from 2 to 4, preferably from 2 to 3, and x is an integer from 1 to n-1. The invention furthermore suggests a process for the preparation of the 2-oxo-1,3-dioxolane-4-carboxamide of formula (I) from...

Company name: Construction Research & Technology
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
2,6-bis-(aminomethyl)piperidine derivatives

The present invention relates to 2,6-bis(aminomethyl)piperidine derivatives as such (in the following text abbreviated to "2,6-BAMP derivatives") which are defined by the general formula (I) shown in the following text. In addition, the present invention relates to a process for preparing such 2,6-BAMP derivatives by hydrogenation of the...

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

 
Urethane acrylate, and reactive composition containing same

The present invention is directed to a urethane acrylate containing a reaction product of an alkylene oxide-modified dipentaerythritol (meth)acrylate.

Company name: Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
GELS
Porous gels based on aromatic polyurea

The invention relates to a porous gel comprising the following components, in reacted form: (a1) at least one polyfunctional isocyanate, (a2) at least one polyfunctional aromatic amine and (a3) at least one polyalkylenepolyamine. The invention further relates to a process for preparing porous gels, to the porous gels thus obtainable and to the use...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday December 08th, 2015

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS>> COMPOSITE COATING
Waterborne polyurethane/oil fly ash composite: a new environmentally friendly coating material

A series of waterborne polyurethane/oil fly ash composites were prepared with different content of OFA through in situ polymerization. A homogeneous OFA distribution was found for all composite coatings. The mechanical strength, adhesive strength, and wet resistance all improved using proper OFA content (above 1 wt%). The coated specimens were...

Company name: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Sensitivity and Optimization of Peel Strength Based on Composition of Adhesives for Footwear...

In order to contribute to the research and development of adhesives for the footwear industry, this paper aims to develop a model capable to predict and optimize the peel strength from the composition of adhesives. The proposed approach is based on three stages: experimental planning of measurements, global sensitivity analysis for uncertainty...

Company name: Universidade do Porto
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Collagen immobilization on poly(ethylene terephthalate) and polyurethane films after UV...

An attractive alternative method to add new functionalities such as biocompatibility due to the micro- and nanoscaled modification of surfaces is offered by UV-modified polymers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the UV light functionalization on two polymers, poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and polyurethane (PU) films, by...

Company name: Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Containing...

We investigated the thermal properties, microphase separated structure and mechanical properties of a series of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) containing both polyisobutylene (PIB) and poly(tetramethylene oxide) (PTMO) diols in the soft segment (SS). A series of TPUs were prepared with the same weight fraction of the SS but different ratio...

Company name: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Published On: Monday December 14th, 2015

 
 

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