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  Issue-588 - January 11, 2016   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> ALIPHATIC
Vencorex expands its high specialty waterborne range of products in US

Vencorex's Freeport site in USA completed its new waterborne production expansion. The plant is now manufacturing the Easaqua range in North America.In operation since 1989 in Brazosport, Texas, the home of the largest basic chemical complex in the world, the Freeport site relies on expert teams, dedicated to the production of its Tolonate range....

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Laminate design composite canoe

The 2015 ICF World Championship Finals for Freestyle Kayaking took place earlier this year at Garberator Wave on the Ottawa River in Canada. In both the men's and women's K1 and Squirt boat classes, top podium positions were gained by 11 of the 12 winning competitors paddling custom made composite kayaks from Murky Water Paddling Supplies Ltd. and...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Enabling beauty: New film-former for hair conditioning, sun protection and decorative cosmetics

"Beauty made possible" is the theme of Covestro's premiere at the Cosmetagora trade show on January 12 and 13, 2016, in Paris. Baycusan -brand polyurethane products have established themselves in the cosmetics industry as multifunctional raw materials - as "The Beauty Enablers".Innovative, sustainable and versatile, they support numerous, new...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> MICROCELLULAR
Poron Foams for Compression Set Resistance

Poron foams are a family of cellular urethanes that have excellent compression set resistance. Made by Rogers Corporation, these urethane foams die cut cleanly and are a good choice for shock isolation pads, cushions, and enclosure gaskets. Poron foam materials are available in different grades and thicknesses, support the use of pressure-sensitive...

Company name: Rogers Corporation
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Eugene and San Francisco firms reach deal to sell less-toxic polyurethane

Industrial Finishes & Systems of Eugene has become the exclusive distributor of a new, environmentally friendly polyurethane.In a three-year deal that will cost $4 million, Industrial Finishes will help launch the sales of floor and wall coatings containing a patented "Green Polyurethane" developed by San Francisco-based Hybrid Coating...

Company name: Industrial Finishes & Systems
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PRIMER COATING
Are You Using the Right Type of Primer?

A building contractor wouldn't think of building a house without first laying a solid foundation.The situation isn't much different when repainting a classic tractor. Here, the foundation comes in the form of one or more layers of primer. The problem is deciding what type of primer you need, especially when you consider the number of different...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Advancing Adhesives: New Coating is a Bacteria Barrier

Sherwin-Williams recently announced the launch of Paint Shield , reportedly the first EPA-registered microbiocidal paint that continuously kills more than 99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. By killing these infectious bacteria on painted surfaces,...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams - Paint Shield
Published On: Monday January 04th, 2016

 
Important Market Trends Impact the Industry in 2016

The good news of 2015 is that the overall global paint and coatings market continues to remain healthy, and at least in many regions of the world, growth is continuing at a modest pace. Members of the paint and coatings supply chain do face some uncertainties, however-the slowdown of key emerging economies, fluctuating value of the U.S. dollar,...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Royal Adhesives & Sealants buys Adhesive Systems

US-based Royal Adhesives & Sealants has purchased engineered adhesives and application solutions provider Adhesive Systems (ASI) for an undisclosed amount.ASI is involved in developing, manufacturing and marketing of cyanoacrylate, methyl methacrylate, epoxy, and anaerobic adhesives.The company sells its products to the assembly adhesives market...

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
Huntsman Advanced Materials at JEC World 2016

Huntsman Advanced Materials will be using JEC World 2016 to underline its credentials across the full portfolio of technologies and market sectors in which it operates with ARALDITE branded resin systems, components and adhesives, designed for the production of composites and semi-finished parts.Using the theme 'solutions for all processes', the...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Titebond's Fast Set Savings Calculator Shows Contractors the Cost of Adhesive Wasted as Drool

Maker of drool-free Titebond Fast Set Polyurethane Construction Adhesive developed its Fast Set Savings Calculator to quantify how much money contractors throw way on adhesive after-flow (drool), a common problem with many construction adhesive brands.The maker of Titebond Fast Set Polyurethane Construction Adhesive, packaged in a drool-free...

Company name: Titebond
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
3M launches suit againt XPEL Technologies

3M has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in US federal district court in Minnesota against XPEL Technologies Corporation. The suit alleges that XPEL Technologies Corporation's XPF paint protection film product infringes 3M's US Patent No. 8,765,263, entitled Multilayer Polyurethane Protective Films.XPEL Technologies responded with a press release...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
HEXIS UK Ltd. announces premium solvent-free HFLEX 100P film for hot transfer applications

HEXIS UK Ltd., the exclusive UK distributor of HEXIS S.A.'s full range of films and media for professional signage, vehicle marking, visual communication and surface protection applications, has announced a new premium solvent-free film for hot transfer applications - HFLEX 100P. The 90micro- premium opaque solvent-free cast polyurethane film is...

Company name: Hexis UK
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
XPEL Technologies Corp. Vows to Vigorously Defend Patent Infringement Suit

XPEL Technologies Corp., a leading supplier of automotive paint and headlamp protection films, strongly denies any alleged infringement of patents held by 3M Company or 3M Innovative Properties Company.3M Company and 3M Innovative Properties Company filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota alleging that...

Company name: XPEL Technologies
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Lubrizol Participates In The TPE Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit Conference

The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business participated at the TPE 2015 Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit Conference held in Barcelona from December 9-10. Romina Marin, research and development leader for the aliphatic and soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) platforms, presented a paper titled: Pioneering Aliphatic TPU Solutions...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
X-Linked TPU's: Tougher, Stronger, Chemical and Abrasion Resistant Thermally Stable Urethanes and...

PriPro Polymers, Inc., a leader in specialty polymers, announces the launch of X-Linked TPU's (Cross Linked Thermo Plastic Polyurethanes) and TPE's (Cross Linked Thermo Plastic Elastomers). This recently patented family of X-Link TPU's are highly resistant to abrasion, chemicals and heat, and lasts far longer than standard Polyurethanes and...

Company name: PriPro Polymer, Inc
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
APS Elastomers Helps Inventors/ Entrepreneurs Develop Their Final Product

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) supplier, APS Elastomers has worked with molders, inventors and entrepreneurs for years; helping them choose the proper material, find cost-effective solutions, conceptualize, develop and commercialize elastomer-based products. "We receive numerous inquiries from small companies, inventors, and independent molders...

Company name: APS Elastomers
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
Lubrizol to Launch Estane SMART TPU Series for Smart Wearable Devices Market

The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business is launching a new series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products for smart wearable devices, Estane SMART TPU. The Estane SMART TPU product portfolio is specifically designed to address the rapidly growing wearable device market, particularly for soft-touch bands in smartwatches and...

Company name: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Sculpteo Introduces Their New Flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane Material

French 3D printing services provider Sculpteo has added yet another 3D printing material to its already impressive catalog of almost fifty materials and finishes. Their new flexible Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) material was developed exclusively for their selective laser sintering (SLS) process and is made from an extremely fine polyurethane...

Company name: Sculpteo
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Hexcel completes purchase of Formax UK

Hexcel, the US-based composite materials and structural parts manufacturer, has taken over Leicester-based Formax UK, a manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements.Hexcel had acquired a 50% interest in the company in December 2014.The group said the purchase of the remaining interest in Formax would allow it to advance dry...

Company name: Hexcel Composites
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
SikaAxson Enters the Market as the Leading Supplier in the Tooling and Composites Sector

After the successful acquisition of Axson Technologies by Sika AG in March 2015, the newly formed entity SikaAxson now enters the market as the leading supplier in the tooling and composites sector. With an annual turnover of approximately €130 million and 450 employees, SikaAxson is one of the leading manufacturers of polyurethane and epoxy...

Company name: Sika Corporation
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> RAILWAY
Getzner to Showcase Unmatched Sealing Technology at AHR Expo

Getzner, the leading manufacturer of technical polyurethane materials for construction, industrial and railway applications, is expanding its gasket and vibration mitigation product lines to the HVACR industry. Proving viability with companies such as JBC Technologies, Mueller Die Cut Technologies and Precision Gasket Company, Getzner is featuring...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Investigation into Dubai hotel fire begins

Cleaning work at the Address Downtown Hotel which caught fire on New Year's eve, has started with the mechanical, electrical and structural assessment of the building and restoration also under way, according to a statement issued by the property developer Emaar Properties.A fire broke out in the residential building on Thursday, leaving 14 people...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Covestro Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Critical Part of NextGen Net Zero/Healthy Home

The NextGen Net-Zero/Healthy Home 2016 will demonstrate big efficiency building practices and products bundled in a tiny living space. Covestro LLC - formerly Bayer MaterialScience LLC - is a proud sponsor of the NextGen Net-Zero/Healthy Home, to be unveiled at the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas in January 2016. The home is built...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Faurecia Offers Automakers Innovative Technologies to Meet Consumer Demands for Environmental...

Faurecia today revealed a new generation of technologies focused on Driving Well-Being at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The world's seventh-largest automotive supplier will demonstrate an array of advancements in automotive seating, emissions control technologies, interior systems and automotive exteriors designed to promote sustainable mobility and...

Company name: Faurecia
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
TrimLine FIP Premium Automotive Interior Trim Products Achieve New Levels of Comfort, Durability,...

Coinciding with the North American International Auto Show, The Woodbridge Group is proud to announce TrimLine FIP premium automotive interior trim products, offering molded high resiliency foams to improve comfort, fit and finish for complex and slim profile designs for Arm Rests, Door Inserts, Instrument Panel Components, Center Consoles and...

Company name: The Woodbridge Group
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Flexco add urethane capabilities to manufacturing process

FLEXCO have announced that their urethane belt cleaner blades are now being manufactured at the company's Grand Rapids operation in Michigan. The recent investment in equipment and resources will give Flexco the opportunity to further develop new, innovative products.Ryan Grevenstuk, senior product manager for Flexco, commented: 'We spent more than...

Company name: Flexco
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Nike introduces four new resin-core golf balls

Nike updated four of its resin-core golf balls for 2016 and broke them into two distinct groups.The new four-piece RZN Platinum and RZN Black balls constitute the Tour family, and the three-piece RZN Red and RZN White form the Speed group.To increase distance, Nike engineers designed the RZN Platinum and RZN Black (each cost $48 a dozen) with a...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Trelleborg steps into high-tech shoes

Trelleborg provides engineered polymer solutions for just about every application imagineable. Through the recent acquisition of polyurethane specialist Uretek, it has also entered the shoe market, by developing a brand new application for shoe manufacturer New Balance."Putting together a pair of high-tech shoes that people feel really comfortable...

Company name: Trelleborg
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
KraussMaffei sold to ChemChina for $1 billion

Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Group has sold KraussMaffei Group, a major global plastics machinery maker headquartered in Munich, Germany, to state-owned China National Chemical Corporation for 925 million euros (US$1 billion).Onex bought KraussMaffei from U.S. investor firm Madison Capital in 2012 in a 568 million-euro deal.China National...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
Evonik strengthens its German sites

New production plants, modernised infrastructure facilities, involvement in R&D: Last year, Evonik once again demonstrated its considerable power to create at its German sites.According to a recent projection, the company invested more than EUR 400 million in its domestic production plants. The lion's share of the funds (around two-thirds) was...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
DSM Engineering Plastics moves its Americas headquarters

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces that its Business Group DSM Engineering Plastics, has moved its Americas headquarters to the nearby Columbia Center property in Troy, Michigan, from its previous location in Birmingham, Michigan.This move, prompted by recent growth, creates an...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
DuPont to cut 10% of global workforce ahead of merger with Dow

DuPont announced that as part of the upcoming merger with Dow and its own cost savings plan for 2016 it will cut costs by USD 700 million compared to 2015.Cost savings will be partly achieved by cutting 10 % of DuPont's global workforce, which corresponds to an estimated 5,400 jobs worldwide. 1,700 employees will be affected in Wilmington, DE, USA....

Company name: DuPont
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
SOPREMA Joins Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association announced today that SOPREMA has joined the group as a manufacturing member.The addition of SOPREMA to both the polyiso industry and the PIMA family reflects the continuing growth of polyiso as North America's insulation product of choice," said Jared Blum, President PIMA. "SOPREMA's...

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Plastics of the future may be made from sulfur, not oil, putting waste to good use

What has chemistry ever done for me, you might ask? Just as Dustin Hoffman was told by one of his would-be mentors in The Graduate, one answer is plastics - one of the greatest chemical innovations of the 20th century.Most plastic items are made of chemicals such as polyethylene (PET), polypropylene (PP), polyurethane, or polyvinylchloride (PVC)...

Company name: University Of Swansea
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
National Coatings Appoints Chris Whitehouse as New National Sales Manager

National Coatings Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce that Chris Whitehouse has joined the organization as the new national sales manager. Chris will be responsible for managing sales operations while nurturing and strengthening current and future client relationships.Whitehouse comes to NCC with over 20 years of sales experience in the...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Wednesday January 06th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Additives for improving polyurethane foam performance

Polyurethane foam compositions and processes to make flexible polyurethane foams are disclosed. Polyurethane foam is produced in the presence of additives comprising guanidine derivatives. Improvements in physical properties such as air flow, dimensional stability, tensile, tear, elongation and foam hardness is observed when these additives are...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
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:
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
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:
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Polyester polyols imparting improved flammability properties

An aromatic polyester polyol having a nominal functionality of at least about 2 is produced from the esterification reaction of a phthalate-based composition containing less than 50 mol % of ortho-phthalic acid or phthalic anhydride, with a hydroxyl material containing at least 20 mol % of at least one branched aliphatic diol, and optionally...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Tire

A tire, including a circular tire frame formed of a resin material, the resin material including a resin composition in which at least one thermoplastic resin selected from the group consisting of a polyamide-based thermoplastic resin, a polyester-based thermoplastic resin, and a polyolefin-based thermoplastic resin, and at least one elastomer...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Radiation curable composition

A radiation curable composition comprising 15 to 85 wt % of at least one solvent comprising .ltoreq.20 wt % of water; 5 to 50 wt % of at least one radiation curable material having a Mn in the range of from 50 to 10,000 g/mol; and 10 to 70 wt % of at least one polyurethane having a Mw in the range of from 4,000 to 70,000 g/mol, the polyurethane...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Photocurable material combining radical curability and anionic curability

A photocurable material that allows dark portion curing even if the form of a material to be cured is complicated and the length of an unirradiated portion is long. The photocurable material has both of radical curability and anionic curability, is a photocurable liquid composition curable by irradiation of light, and contains (meth)acrylate and a...

Company name: Sumitomo Electric Industries
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> PRESSURIZED FOAMS>> ONE COMPONENT FOAM
Dispensing adaptor for one-component polyurethane foam

A dispensing adaptor for one-component polyurethane foam, which is coupled to a valve stem of a polyurethane pressurized container, the dispensing adaptor including: a tubular main adaptor body coupled to the valve stem and introducing polyurethane foam out of the pressurized container; a stem coupling portion formed at one end portion of the...

Company name: Hamil Selena
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
Application of composition containing telechelic macromer and photoinitiator for producing implant...

The present invention relates to an application of a composition containing telechelic macromer and photoinitiator for producing implant for hernia repair. The macromer structure is defined by Formula 1. The macromer bears (meth)acrylic end-groups and comprises a core Y defined by Formulas 2 to 9, that is linked by urethane, ester or anhydride...

Company name: Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Bioactive implant and manufacturing method of bioactive implant

There is provided a bioactive implant that has good bioactivity and can firmly maintain adhesion between a metal substrate or a plastic substrate and an apatite layer and abrasion resistance for an extended period of time. The bioactive implant has the apatite layer containing at least crystalline calcium apatite fine particles, an aqueous urethane...

Company name: Mitsubishi Papers
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FOAMS
High internal phase emulsion foam associated with polyurethane foam

An absorbent structure having HIPE foam that comprises polyurethane foam.

Company name: The Procter and Gamble Company
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
Polyurethane foam and production method for the same

Polyurethane foam is formed by foaming raw materials that includes either an aliphatic isocyanate or a melamine derivative, a urethane emulsion, and an anionic foam stabilizer. The compression set (JIS K6401) of the polyurethane foam, specifically, the compression set (JIS K6401) after the polyurethane foam being allowed to stand for 22 hours in a...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Low density polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the invention provide for low density flexible polyurethane foams are reaction products of reaction systems including at least one polyol and at least one isocyanate including at least 50% by weight of an MDI based isocyanate. The flexible polyurethane foam has a density of less than about 33 kg/m.sup.3 as determined according to...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Sound absorbing body and manufacturing method thereof

Sound-absorbing material is provided which is more effective for the same volume. A sound-absorbing body is formed characteristically by hot-compression molding of a raw material (C) comprises a flexible polyurethane foam to a volume ratio ranging from 1/1.5 to 1/12. In the molding, metal molds (AB) are heated in an electric furnace up to a set...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Closed-cell polyurethane structure method and system

A container is provided that may include a transparent portion that reveals an interior portion of the container and an access aperture communicating with the interior portion of the container. A first component is placed into the interior portion. A second component is poured into the interior portion. The container is closed to fully enclose the...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Low pressure process for frothing polyurethane or polyisocyanurate

A process of making a polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam comprises the step of mixing under low pressure: (A) An isocyanate; (B) A compound reactive with the isocyanate, e.g., a polyol; (C) A liquid blowing agent; and (D) Carbon dioxide.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Water-reducible single-component moisture-curing polyurethane coatings

Water-reducible single-component moisture-curing polyurethane coatings are disclosed. Water-reducible single-component moisture-curing polyurethane coatings have excellent surface properties with controlled surface imperfections and cure rapidly. Water-reducible single-component moisture-curing polyurethane coatings can be formulated with...

Company name: Hentzen Coatings
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane adhesive for battery packaging material, battery packaging material, battery container,...

An adhesive with which a battery packaging material capable of maintaining a strong adhesive strength even after a long-term endurance test and having an excellent moldability can be formed is provided. A polyurethane adhesive for a battery packaging material according to the present invention includes a main agent and a curing agent, in which the...

Company name: Toyochem
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Stretch releasing optically clear pressure sensitive adhesive

Optically clear stretch releasing pressure sensitive adhesive films containing a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive composition and a tacky tab are provided. The pressure sensitive adhesive compositions are formed from elastomeric silicone polymer selected from the group consisting of urea-based silicone copolymers, oxamide-based silicone...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> UV CURABLE - PHOTOCURABLE
Actinic radiation and moisture dual curable composition

A dual curable, liquid adhesive composition capable of polymerization by exposure to actinic radiation and moisture. The composition is particularly useful for liquid adhesives for electronic applications. The composition comprises an alkoxysilane functional polyurethane acrylate oligomer; a free radical polymerizable reactive diluent; a free...

Company name: Dymax
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> MOISTURE-CURING
Moisture-curable hot-melt adhesive agent

The present invention provides a moisture-curable hot melt adhesive comprising an alicyclic urethane prepolymer having isocyanate group(s) at the ends, wherein the alicyclic urethane prepolymer comprises a chemical structure derived from a polycarbonate polyol, and at least one of the isocyanate group(s) at the ends is combined with a chemical...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Polyurethane sealant based on poly(butylene oxide) polyols for glass sealing

A polyurethane glass sealant is made by reacting a poly(1,2-butylene oxide) polymer with a chain extender and a polyisocyanate. The poly(1,2-butylene oxide) polymer may be used as a mixture with up to 50% by weight of other polyols, including castor oil. The sealant is especially useful as a secondary sealant for an insulated glass unit (IGU).

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Polymer support for the distribution of a naturally crystalline substance and production method

The invention relates to the implementation of a method for loading, without a vehicle, a naturally crystalline substance solubilised by a solvent mixture in a lipophilic medium in a mixture of granulated polymers, for forming, without a plasticiser, a polymer support for the long-term controlled distribution of the naturally crystalline substance...

Company name: AB7 Innovation
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Impregnated reinforcing fiber yarn and its use in producing composite materials

A pre-impregnated yarn including a bundle of reinforcing fiber filaments having a bundle interior and a bundle outer side, a first resin composition, and a second resin composition. The first resin composition includes at least one urethane resin, H1, produced from a reaction of a bifunctional aromatic epoxy compound based on bisphenol A, an...

Company name: Toho Tenax
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> PULTRUSION
Thermoplastic pultruded process and related products

A pultrusion process comprises steps of: pulling a matrix of continuous reinforcement fibers through a wet-out chamber and forming die while injecting thermoplastic resin (e.g. thermoplastic polyurethane) into the wet-out chamber, and providing secondary stations that remove, reform, and/or add material downstream of the forming die using heat and...

Company name: Jershon
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> PANELS
Stiffened frame supported panel

Frame supported panels with an increased load carrying capacity derived from inducing newly discovered conditions on panels made from weaker, lighter and thinner materials. The fixed/continuous/dropped condition can increase a panel's load capacity many times based on the panel's interaction with frame members. This enables foam panels, for...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Tire comprised of rubber tread interlocked with polyurethane carcass

This invention relates to a vehicular tire having a rubber tread interlocked with a polyurethane carcass.

Company name: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SOUND INSULATION
Polyurethane sound-insulating composition and method of manufacturing sound-absorbing and insulating...

A liquid polyurethane sound-insulating composition prepared by forming a urethane bond between a polyether polyol resin and modified methylene bisphenyl diisocyanate and uniformly dispersing an inorganic filler and a method of manufacturing a sound-absorbing and insulating material for vehicles, and therefore various types of sound-absorbing and...

Company name: Daehan Solution
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> LEATHER FINISHES
Artificial leather

An artificial leather comprising a fibrous substrate layer; and/or at least one coating layer. The coating layer comprises a resin selected from the group consisting of polyurethane resin (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. The artificial leather also includes at least one thermally conductive material is disposed in the fibrous substrate...

Company name: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Ultra-light polyurethane artificial leather composition

An ultra-light polyurethane artificial leather composition comprises a one-component type blocked polyurethane high solid resin of 100 parts per weight, a capsule-type hollow microsphere of 1 to 10 parts per weight, a curing agent of 1 to 10 parts per weight, and a high solid type toner of 1 to 20 parts per weight.

Company name: Hyundai Motor Company
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Cleaning blade, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

Disclosed is a cleaning blade of which a contact portion brought into contact with at least a member to be cleaned is formed of a polyurethane member that includes a polyurethane material containing a hard segment and a soft segment and has a ratio of an area occupied by a hard segment aggregate having a diameter of 0.3 .mu.m to 0.7 .mu.m in a...

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball compositions

Disclosed herein are polyurethane golf ball compositions. The compositions are prepared by adding a UV absorber to a polyol prior to reacting the polyol with an isocyanate to form a prepolymer, which is then reacted with a curing agent to form the polyurethane.

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Golf balls including a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane cover layer having improved scuff...

This disclosure relates to golf balls having a cover layer made from a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer. The crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer includes crosslinks located in the hard segments, where the crosslinks being the reaction product of unsaturated bonds located in the hard segments catalyzed by a free radical...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
Golf ball and method of manufacture

In a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer encasing the core, an outermost layer of the cover is molded of a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyurea and mixtures thereof, and the surface of the cover is treated with a polyisocyanate compound that is free of organic solvent. A method of...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
Golf balls having foam inner core and themoplastic outer core

Multi-piece golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The outer core layer is preferably formed from a non-foamed thermoplastic composition such as ethylene acid copolymer ionomer. Preferably, the specific gravity...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Comfort apparatus and method of manufacture

An article of manufacture formed from the reaction product of at least one plant based polyol and at least one isocyanate free monomer, comprising a foam structure having wide commercial applicability.

Company name: Randall Surgical
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND CARE
Foam compositions and articles including cyclodextrin crosslinked with polyurethane prepolymer and...

An odor-absorbing foam composition comprising a cyclodextrin crosslinked with a polyurethane prepolymer. In one embodiment, the foam includes a ratio of the cyclodextrin to the polyurethane prepolymer selected to result in formation of the foam. The odor-absorbing foam may be used in a personal care product or wound care. A process for preparing a...

Company name: Avery Dennison
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Method for producing hydrophilic, aliphatic polyurethane foams having low bulk density

The invention relates to a method for producing hydrophilic, aliphatic polyurethane foams having low bulk density. The invention further relates to hydrophilic, aliphatic polyurethane foams that can be obtained according to the method, and to the use thereof as a wound dressing, incontinence product, or as a cosmetic article.

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Composition for optical material and optical material obtained therefrom

With the present invention, it is possible to provide a composition for optical materials which comprises: a polythiol compound satisfying any one of the following i) to iii) i) the compound has an ammonium cation concentration of 0.1 to 400 .mu.mol/kg, ii) the compound has a thiocyanic acid anion concentration of 0.1 to 600 .mu.mol/kg, and iii)...

Company name: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Urethane curable composition

Provided is a urethane curable composition including: a catalyst (a); a polyol (b) having two or more hydroxyl groups in one molecule; a polyisocyanate (c) having two or more isocyanate groups in one molecule; and silica particles (d) at a predetermined ratio, in which the catalyst (a) is a metal carboxylate represented by a formula (1): M(OCOR)n...

Company name: NOF
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
Tertiary-nitrogen-atom-containing lactone polymer having polymerizable group, and method for...

Provided is a novel lactone polymer containing a tertiary nitrogen atom and a polymerizable group. The lactone polymer is useful as a material monomer for various functional polymeric materials. The lactone polymer containing a tertiary nitrogen atom and a polymerizable group according to the present invention is obtained by allowing a compound (A)...

Company name: Daicel Polymer
Published On: Monday January 11th, 2016

 
Process for making urethane-isocyanates

Polyisocyanurate or polyurethane-isocyanurate polymers are made by curing an aromatic polyisocyanate or a mixture of at least one aromatic polyisocyanate and at least one polyol having a hydroxyl equivalent weight of up to 200 in which the isocyanate index is at least 2.00, in the presence of at least one isocyanate trimerization catalyst, to form...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
Polymeric composition for manufacturing a polyphenol based foam material, and process thereof

A polymeric composition for manufacturing a polyphenolic based foam material includes isocyanate, an acid catalyst and tannins. The composition has a mixed tannin-furan-isocyanate structure in which the tannins are part of a resin having the function of reactant for the composition, and it is completely free of low-boiling solvents. The amount of...

Company name: Silvachimica
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
FIBERS
Polyurethane fiber

Provided is a fragrance-retaining fiber that, after absorption of a fragrance component, retains the fragrance even though a long period of time has passed. In particular, provided is a fragrance-retaining polyurethane-based fiber having, 48 hours after absorption of a fragrance component, a total fragrance component emission of from 0.1 .mu.g/gh...

Company name: Toray Opelontex
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
CARPET CUSHION
Flexible carpet cushion and apparatus for manufacturing the same

A system for continuously producing flexible carpet cushion having a mixing assembly positioned proximate to a slat press that is configured to dispense an uncured polyurethane (PU) foam onto a lower substrate associated with the moving lower plate of the slat press. As the uncured PU foam enters the slat press, an upper substrate associated with...

Company name: Shaw Industries Group
Published On: Saturday January 09th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Polymers derived from renewably resourced lysinol

Disclosed are salt compositions of lysinol and dicarboxylic acids; and lysinol derived polymers including polyamide, polyimide, polyurea, cross-linked polyurea comprising urethane linkages, polyurea foams, cross-linked polyurea foams, and lysinol-epoxy thermoset.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Friday January 08th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Neem acetylated polyester polyol-Renewable source based smart PU coatings containing quinoline...

In this article, we represent preparation of renewable source based smart polyurethane coatings reacting polyols prepared by acetylation of neem oil with different diisocyanates in presence of encapsulated corrosion inhibitor. The structures of polyols were confirmed by Fourier transfer infra-red and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic...

Company name: North Maharashtra University
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
A facile approach toward multi-functional polyurethane/polyethersulfone composite membranes for...

The complex synthesis through multistep reactions and tedious purifications based on different monomers or macromolecules limits the practical applications of functional polymers. Herein, a facile approach toward a series of functional polyurethanes (PUs) is designed for versatile biological applications within fewer step reactions under mild...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
FOAMS
The role of nanocrystalline cellulose on the microstructure of foamed castor-oil polyurethane...

Nanocrystalline cellulose (CNC), obtained by sulphuric acid hydrolysis, was used to synthesize polyurethane foams (PUFs) based on a functionalized castor oil polyol and a Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI). Formulations with varying isocyanate index (FI) and NCO number were prepared. At 0.5 wt.%, SEM’s of the fractured surface underlined that...

Company name: Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane/polyhydroxyurethane hybrid polymers and their applications as adhesive bonding agents

A polyurethane/polyhydroxyurethane (PU/PHU) hybrid polymer was synthesized by reaction of a cyclic-carbonate-terminated prepolymer with triethylenetetramine without employing isocyanates in the final curing step. This cured elastomer contains traditional urethane linkages from the initial prepolymer reaction as well as hydroxyurethane linkages from...

Company name: Northwestern University
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Photophysical properties of phosphorescent elastomeric composite nanofibers

Phosphorescent elastomeric nanofibers were successfully prepared via electrospinning technique. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) was used as carrier polymer, where copper doped zinc sulfide (ZnS:Cu) phosphorescent nanoparticles were incorporated at 0.5-2.0% concentrations. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis showed that particles were...

Company name: Istanbul Technical University
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
Laser-Marking Mechanism of Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Bi2O3 Composites

Using bismuth oxide (Bi2O3) as a laser-marking additive and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) as the matrix, TPU/Bi2O3 composite materials were prepared by melt blending in a torque rheometer. The sheet samples prepared from the TPU/Bi2O3 composites were treated in air by scanning with a neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd: YAG) pulsed laser...

Company name: Changzhou University
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
Mechanical, flow and electrical properties of thermoplastic polyurethane/fullerene composites:...

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composites with fullerene loadings varying from 0.5 to 2 weight% were prepared by melt-mixing method. Nitric acid oxidation and silanization were applied to fullerene surface to improve interfacial interactions with TPU matrix. The influence of surface modifications of fullerene on mechanical, melt flow and...

Company name: Middle East Technical University
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) from tris-2-hydroxy ethyl isocyanurate modified fatty acid for...

Conventional polyurethanes, in spite of their excellent properties and wide applications possess safety and handling issues related to isocyanate compounds while synthesis. The cyclic carbonate-amine reaction resulting into hydroxyurethane is said to be an isocyanate free polyurethane system and novel route of synthesis as well as good alternative...

Company name: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Published On: Tuesday January 05th, 2016

 
 

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