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  Issue-587 - January 04, 2016   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> PLATICIZER
New Line of Plasticizers to be Released in 2016

Emerald Kalama Chemical L.L.C. will be releasing additions to its range of K-Flex plasticizers in 2016. These include X-121, which will be used as an underbody coating, X-124, an automotive sealant and X-505, a b-side two-part polysulfide sealant that was designed specifically for insulating glass. The products have been developed using benzoic...

Company name: Emerald Kalama Chemical
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Consumer's Guide to Garage Concrete Coatings

Concrete coatings are seamless, extremely durable, decorative flooring systems. Concrete Coating formulations are epoxy, polyaspartic, polyurethane, and others, each one having its own pros and cons.SPARTACOTE concrete coatings systems are available in both polyaspartic and epoxy formulations that work well together or separately.Can I customize...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
New Home Sales Surge Provides Momentum for Spray Polyurethane Foam Contracting Companies

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 10.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000 units in October, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau."Our builders are reporting continued optimism in the housing market, and are adding inventory in anticipation of future business," said Tom Woods,...

Company name: The National Association of Home Builders
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE SEAT CUSHIONS
Seat Cushions: The Hidden Costs in Product Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Product Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Cost of Ownership, LCA (Life Cost Analysis), Whole Life Cost, and Cradle to Grave Costing - what do these names and acronyms have in common? The answer is they all are used to define the calculation method that evaluates the cost of a product throughout its time in service.This is certainly nothing new to the mass...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Sunday January 03rd, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Manali Petrochemicals resumes production at two plants

The Ashwin C Muthiah Group company Manali Petrochemicals Ltd (MPL), which had to shut down its refinery due to heavy rains and water-logging in Chennai, has announced the resumption of operations at its two plants in the manufacturing site. While the operations at MPL's plant 1 has commenced on December 28, 2015, the production at plant 2 had...

Company name: Manali Petrochemical
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Fitterling Joins the Sadara Board of Directors

James R. Fitterling, vice chairman and chief operating officer of The Dow Chemical Company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Fitterling succeeds William Weideman, who has served as a member of Sadara’s Board of Directors since its inception in November 2011. Sadara’s...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Silane-modified additives and silane-modified polymer compounds

The invention relates to silane modified additives obtained by condensation of one or a plurality of silanes of the general formula (RO).sub.3-nR.sup.1.sub.nSi(R.sup.2X)(1), wherein R is an optionally substituted alkyle, aryle or alkoxyalkyl radical with 1 to 10 carbon atoms or hydrogen, R.sup.1 an optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical with 1...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Halogen-free polymer resin composition and polymer resin material made by using said composition

The present arrangement is directed to a polymer resin composition having polyvinyl acetate resin having 60 to 80% by weight of vinyl acetate group as a base resin. The composition has the following components based on 100 parts by weight of the base resin: 10 to 15 parts by weight of ethylene resin having a polar group or its copolymer resin; 29...

Company name: Nexans
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Single-component coating having alkoxysilane-terminated n-substituted urea resins

The coating described herein attempts to provide this solution by synthesizing alkoxysilane-terminated N-substituted urea resins, then formulating them into moisture-curable single-component (1K) topside coatings. These coatings will provide greater external stability (to UV and visible radiation), cleanability, flexibility, cure times and lower...

Company name: Leidos
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
Thermochromic coating and method of manufacturing thereof

A thermochromic coating which comprises a thermochromic compound and a polyurea resin. The thermochromic compound and polyurea resin form a thermochromic layer. The coating optionally has a protective layer containing a resin and a UV-blocking material arranged on top of the thermochromic layer. A reflective layer containing a reflective material...

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Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane elastomers made using mixtures of aliphatic diol chain extender and secondary amine

Polyurethane elastomers are formed by curing a reaction mixture containing at least one polyisocyanate at least one polyol, an aliphatic diol chain extender and a small amount of a secondary amino compound that may have none or one or more hydroxyl groups. The reaction is catalyzed with a metal catalyst. In certain embodiments, the catalyst is an...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
High density polyurethane and polyisocyanurate construction boards and composite boards

A construction board comprising a cellular body including at least one planar surface, where the cellular body includes a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate cellular structure, where the cellular structure has a density greater than about 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, an ISO index of at least 270, and where the cellular body includes at least 5.0% by...

Company name: Firestone Building Products
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Lithographic printing plate precursor and method of preparing the same

A lithographic printing plate precursor in a positive-type with an infrared-sensitivity, having a support and an image recording layer provided on the support, the support having a hydrophilic surface, the recording layer having a particular resin, an amphoteric surfactant and/or an anionic surfactant, and an infrared absorbing agent, wherein the...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball cores having foam center and polymeric outer layers with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate core layer is preferably formed from a thermoplastic composition such as an ethylene acid copolymer ionomer resin; and the outer...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Medical leads

Medical leads, such as medical electrical leads and medical neurological leads, that include a polymeric material that includes a silicone-urethane-containing polymer having improved hydrolytic stability.

Company name: Medtronic
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> HOSES & TUBING
Multi-layered fuel tubing

The invention describes a flexible tubular article for transport of volatile hydrocarbons comprising: (a) an inner layer of a polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer or a polyvinylidene difluoride copolymer; (b) an intermediate thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer extruded in tubular form over the inner PVDF layer, and (c) a polyvinyl chloride...

Company name: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
SHAPE‐MEMORY MATERIALS
Items of clothing having shape memory

A method for making items of clothing having shape memory, the method comprising: synthesizing (31) a shape memory polyurethane; subjecting (34) the shape memory polyurethane to wet spinning, dry spinning, melt spinning or multi-component spinning in order to produce shape memory fibers; and knitting or weaving (36) the shape memory fibers to form...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
High molecular weight polycarbodiimide and method of producing same

A method of producing the high molecular weight polycarbodiimide comprises the steps of providing an isocyanate component comprising toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a carbodiimidization catalyst, and a first solvent. The method further comprises the step of polymerizing the isocyanate component in the first solvent and in the presence of the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS>> BIO-BASED
Bio-based polyurethane: An efficient and environment friendly coating systems: A review

Bio-based polyurethane (PU) coatings have been used extensively from last few decades and replaced petrochemical based coating due to their lower environmental impact, easy availability, low cost and biodegradability. Bio-derived material, such as vegetable oils, cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL), terpene, Eucalyptus tar and other bio-renewable...

Company name: Government College University Faisalabad
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
 

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