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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
CASE>> COATINGS
Axalta Celebrates 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

In 2016, Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) celebrates 150 years of creating innovative industrial coatings. Axalta's heritage dates back to 1866 when its first products were developed in Germany and since then the company has grown into one of the world's leading manufacturers of liquid and powder coatings.All of us at Axalta are excited to reach...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
January issue of the European Coatings Journal is out

Coatings nowadays have to do a great deal more than protect and look pretty. Ideally, they will feature a range of extra functions, especially those coatings which are "stimuli-responsive”, i.e. smart.In his review on page 24, Dr. Jamil Bagdachi of Eastern Michigan State University, USA, presents an overview of modern functional coatings. For those...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowfresh flooring selected for P&G facility

Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has deployed Flowcrete's Flowfresh MF flooring to its Madhya Pradesh industrial facility. The global resin flooring manufacturer has already deployed over 6,200m2 of its polyurethane system across the facility's production halls and packing areas. The facility is the production point for a number of globally recognised...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 
Flowcrete releases new antimicrobial flooring system with striking good looks for food environments

Resin flooring specialist Flowcrete announces the launch of the Flowfresh Sealer system, its latest innovation in food safe flooring technology. Representing the next stage in the evolution of food grade flooring, the full gloss, polyurethane antimicrobial enhanced Flowfresh Sealer system features an innovative formulation that helps create...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Sprayfoam: A solution to air leakage

Air leakage is defined as "the uncontrolled movement of air in and out of a building which is not for the specific purpose of exhausting stale air or bringing in fresh air" and it is one of the many problems facing house builders and those converting properties today.As pressure builds up within a property air will escape through many gaps. These...

Company name: Isothane Ltd
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> VARNISH
Is Varnish or Polyurethane the Right Finish for You?

A coat of durable wood finish on your hardwood floors, fine furniture, and outdoor decking can mean the difference between a long, lustrous lifespan and one cut short by the passage of time and exposure to the elements. Given the unattractive consequences of poorly protected wood surfaces and the annoyance of frequent refinishing, it's smart to do...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
HumiSeal announces expansion of operation into India

HumiSeal , a leading conformal coating manufacturer and distributor, continues its globalisation with the recent expansion of sales, support and manufacturing operations into Pune, India. This move further enhances the company's ability to deliver a unified, robust supply to a growing global customer base.HumiSeal already has a well-established...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyurethane Has Many Unique and Desirable Properties as a Thermoset Elastomer

Millable urethane rubber is available in hardnesses ranging from approximately 30A-90A. While castable urethanes cover this range, they also can be formulated slightly lower and significantly higher. In the range of 30A-70A, millable urethane rubber has superior physical properties to castable urethane, primarily tensile and abrasion resistance. ...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Katcon acquires exclusive license for composite automotive body parts from Magna Steyr

With effect of January 2016, the Mexican-based automotive specialist Katcon and Magna, a brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, signed a 10-year-agreement regarding the exclusive license of Magnas Crush Core Wetpressing technology for class- A-surface for the mass-production of automotive body parts in Europe and the...

Company name: Katcon Advanced Materials
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Contract Manufacturing of Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives

Over 100Million Tolled! Reactive hot melt adhesives are our specialty. We've toll manufactured well over 100,000,000 pounds of it! Now, thanks to the insatiable hunger of our new Reactor 14 that churns out 4,800 gallons of PUR's at a time, we've increased capacity yet again, so we're able to offer our expertise to a select number of new customers....

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Covestro Speakers to Present Educational Session at the 2016 International Builders' Show

Air infiltration accounts for considerable home energy losses, making it one of the biggest monetary wastes homeowners face. Covestro speakers will present a session on air barrier best practices with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation at the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas in January, 2016.Covestro Regional Account Managers...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING>> MATTRESSES CORES
California launches free mattress recycling program

The polyurethane foam, steel springs and wood frames from Californians' used mattresses will soon become the material for carpet padding, landscaping mulch and new bedding.Under a state program that took effect this month, California residents are now able to drop off their old mattresses and box springs at participating collection sites for free....

Company name: Bye Bye Mattress
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
Light materials on impulse

Solar Impulse's fuel-free flight around the world has captured the imagination. While the main focus has concerned the use of solar power, there have been many other technological challenges. One of those, as Tim Fryer found out, relates to the materials used.Circumnavigating the world in an aeroplane powered by solar energy - a simple enough task?...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Getzner launches new Sylomer bearing for concrete stairs

Getzner Werkstoffe is introducing its new Sylomer SB10 bearing for concrete stairs onto the market. With a rate of impact noise reduction of 31 dB, Getzner's solution represents an effective sound control measure for residential, commercial and industrial buildings, which is easy to install. The bearing can support flights of stairs weighing up to...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> HOUSING>> FURNITURE
Two new European Furniture Standards published.

As indicated in October FIRA can now announce that two new European Standards for furniture have been published:■ BS EN 12520:2015 Furniture - Strength, durability and safety - Requirements for domestic seatingThis replaces the 2010 version of this standard with immediate effect. The changes to the document are minimal, purely reflecting an...

Company name: FIRA - The Worlds Leading Independent Furniture Technology Centre
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Sadara on track to 'change the game' in the regional downstream industry

Following the successful start-up of the first Solution Polyethylene facility in the Middle East in December, Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) is well on track to set new paradigms in both Saudi Arabia's and the region's downstream industry.The company, which sponsored and participated in the GPCA PlastiCon 2016 under the theme 'Evolving GCC...

Company name: Sadara Chemical Company
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
JMP Group Announces Closing of Harvest Intrexon Enterprise Fund

JMP Group LLC, an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, announced today that Harvest Capital Strategies has raised $245 million for the Harvest Intrexon Enterprise Fund, an investment vehicle dedicated to funding companies that utilize the inventions, discoveries and technologies of Intrexon Corporation, a leader in synthetic...

Company name: JMP Group
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
Alchemie R&D department invests in new state of the art equipment

Alchemie have recently been upgrading their research and development department. The new high-tech laboratory equipment will enable us to carry out more in-depth analysis of our products, to develop new materials, specific to customer needs.A new DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis) machine has enabled Alchemie to explore additional markets, and to...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
Huntsman Completes Repurchase of 8.6 Million Shares Through an Accelerated Repurchase Program

Huntsman Corporation announced today that it has completed a previously announced $100 million accelerated share repurchase program of 8.6 million shares through an accelerated repurchase program with Citibank, N.A.In September 2015, the Huntsman Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $150 million of stock. The Company intends to utilize...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 
U.S. chemical renaissance just starting; growth to outpace economy, says ACC

The business of chemistry in America grew 3.6% in 2015 and the U.S. "chemical industry renaissance is just getting started," said American Chemistry Council (ACC) Chief Economist Kevin Swift in the group's Year-End 2015 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook."The fundamentals are strong," he noted. "Key domestic end-use markets expanded, consumer...

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Covestro : Names Senior Marketing Manager for Polycarbonate Auto and Transportation Markets

Covestro LLC announces that Paul Platte has been named senior marketing manager, Automotive and Transportation, North America in Polycarbonates Industrial Marketing. In his new role, Platte will lead and coordinate strategy and marketing activities for polycarbonate-based material applications for the automotive and transportation industry in the...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 
Electrolube Appoints Alistair Little to Head Up Resins Division

Electrolube, the manufacturer of specialist chemicals for the electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries, has announced the appointment of Alistair Little as Global Business / Technical Director for the Resins Division. He will take up his position at the beginning of January 2016.The appointment represents an important...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Storage stable foamable compositions containing 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene

In certain non-limiting, aspects, the present invention relates to storage stable premixes of a polyol suitable for polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam preparation having, at least, 1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (1336mzzm) as the blowing agent and optional one or more additional additives and/or auxiliary blowing agents in amounts suitable for...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Methods of preparing hydroxy functional animal fats

Simple, economical preparative processes for the provision of pure hydroxyl functional materials derived by converting unsaturated molecules found in animal fats into hydroxyl groups are presented herein. The hydroxylated animal fats can be reacted with isocyanates to form polyurethane articles.

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
Process for preparing polyol dispersions

The present invention relates to a dispersion comprising (i) at least one liquid polymer and (ii) at least one polymer particle mixture comprising at least one meltable solid and at least one copolymer (C), wherein said at least one copolymer (C) is a random copolymer synthesized from at least one .alpha.,.beta.-ethylenically unsaturated monomer...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
Photochemical preparation of hydroxyl-terminated polyisobutylenes and related methods and uses

The present invention relates to novel hydroxyl-terminated polyisobutylenes and methods of making and using them. The hydroxyl-terminated polyisobutylenes contain a sulfur unit, --S--, within each terminal end group. The well-defined, sulfur containing, primary hydroxyl-terminated polyisobutylenes of the present invention can be simply, rapidly,...

Company name: The University of Akron
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Vegetable oil-modified, hydrophobic polyurethane dispersions

Aqueous hydrophobic polyurethane dispersions are made from urethane prepolymers derived from reacting constituents including at least one polyisocyanate, vegetable oil based saturated monoglycerides, non-isocyanate based urethane polyols prepared from polyamines and cyclic carbonates, at least one long-chain polymeric polyol or long-chain polyol...

Company name: Rust-Oleum
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Isocyanate production process

An object of the present invention is to provide a process that enables isocyanate to be produced stably over a long period of time and at high yield without encountering problems of the prior art during production of isocyanate without using phosgene. The present invention discloses a process for producing an isocyanate by subjecting a carbamic...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Pentamethylenediisocyanate, method for producing pentamethylenediisocyanate, polyisocyanate...

A Pentamethylene diisocyanate is obtained by phosgenating pentamethylenediamine or its salt obtained by a biochemical method, and contains 5 to 400 ppm of a compound represented by the general formula (1) below and a compound represented by the general formula (2) below in total: ##STR00001##

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous dispersions and their use for the production of sheet-like substrates

Aqueous dispersions comprising (A) at least one polyurethane, (B) at least one compound of the general formula I a or I b ##STR00001## in which R.sup.1, R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 may be identical or different and are selected from A.sup.1-NCO and A.sup.1-NH--CO--X, in which A.sup.1 is a spacer having 2 to 20 carbon atoms and X is selected from...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
Method for preparing aqueous polyacrylate modified polyurethane dispersions

A novel method for the preparation of an aqueous polyacrylate modified polyurethane dispersion is disclosed. The preparation method includes three main steps: a) preparation of polyacrylate polymer or copolymer emulsion; b) preparation of polyurethane prepolymer with carboxylic groups and neutralization treatment to the carboxylic groups; and c)...

Company name: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Photochromic polyurethane laminate

A photochromic polyurethane laminate 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 polyurethane or of the isocyanate-active...

Company name: Insight Equity
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
FOAMS
System and method for forming a polyurethane foam including on demand introduction of additive to...

A system and method for forming a polyurethane foam includes supplying an isocyanate component from a source of isocyanate to a proportioner. A resin component from a source of resin is supplied to a metering unit and an additive having an unstable state from a source of additive is supplied to the metering unit. The resin component and the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Ice-resistant paint for wind turbine blades, procedure for its preparation, use and wind turbine...

Ice-resistant paint comprising an ice-resistant base component that in turn comprises a main component entailing a high solid paint with a synthetic polyurethane-based binding component dissolved in a main organic solvent, and a hydrophobe component consisting of hydrophobic ice-resistant functional nanoparticles selected from among nanoparticles...

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Polyurethane adhesive

The present invention relates to acrylic compositions capable of bonding directly with an isocyanate-containing composition, e.g. polyurethane, and methods for manufacturing the same. The acrylic compositions of the invention have multifunctional chain transfer agents and/or multifunctional crosslinkers with isocyanate-reactive groups.

Company name: Lucite International
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> HOT-MELT
Holt melt adhesive and method of forming the same

A hot melt adhesive (HMA), which is solid at room temperature, comprises the reaction product of 5 to 25% by weight of an isocyanate component having an NCO content of from about 20 to about 50% by weight, 75 to 85% by weight of a polyester, and 1 to 10% by weight of a hydroxy-polymer having an OH number of from about 40 to about 50. A method of...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Reduced discoloration of thermoplastic polyurethanes based on polymer polyols via incorporation of...

The present invention relates to a process for producing a polyurethane, comprising at least the following steps (A) bringing at least one polymer polyol into contact with an amount of from 0.1 to 20 mol %, based on the entire amount of polyisocyanate, of at least one first polyisocyanate, in order to obtain a prepolymer which in essence has...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> COATING
Anti-icing composite

The present invention relates to a novel anti-icing composite for preventing ice adhesion. A microphase separated, fluorinated nano/micro particles in aliphatic/fluorinated polyurethane/polyurea matrix coated on an elastic substratum results in anti-icing composite. The preparation method for novel anti-icing composite is disclosed.

Company name:
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
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 resin and has a diameter of from 20 to 30 mm, the envelope layer is formed of a rubber composition containing primarily a rubber material and has a thickness of from 3 to 10 mm, the intermediate layer...

Company name: Bridgestone Sports
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Elastomeric retaining devices for joining elements

Elastomeric joining element retaining devices are disclosed. In an aspect, a retaining device is disclosed which is constructed from an elastomeric material such as polyurethane and designed to receive and align an assembly or "stack-up" of nuts, bolts, washers, and/or other joining elements. The retaining device retains and aligns the assembly,...

Company name: RToddS Engineering
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Water-borne polyamide-urea dispersions

Polymers are disclosed that incorporate large portions of elastomeric polyamide oligomers connected with polyisocyanates. These polymers have enhanced properties over similar polyurethanes due to better hydrolysis resistance of polyamides over polyesters and better UV resistance of polyamides over polyethers. Polyurea linkages can also improve...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday January 15th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> RIGID
Effect of CNT as a Nucleating Agent on Cell Morphology and Thermal Insulation Property of the Rigid...

The effects of MWCNT on the cell sizes, cell uniformities, thermal conductivities, bulk densities, foaming kinetics, and compressive mechanical properties of the rigid PUFs were investigated. To obtain the better uniform dispersed state of MWCNT, grease-type master batch of MWCNT/surfactant was prepared by three-roll mill. Average cell size of the...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Polyether-based main-chain-type polytriazole elastomer with benzoxazine via a 1,3-dipolar...

A novel functional polyether-based elastomer with a benzoxazine structure in its main chain was successfully synthesized via a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction. Benefitting from a facile one-pot synthesis strategy, the elastomer was prepared at low temperature (80°C) and was characterized clearly afterward. The azide-terminated polyether and...

Company name: East China University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Polyurethane-graphene nanocomposite foams with enhanced thermal insulating properties

The improvement of thermal insulating performance of polyurethane rigid foams is a crucial task for their use. In this work, the effect of graphene on these properties has been studied by preparing and testing unfilled, 0.3 and 0.5 wt% graphene-filled polyurethane foams. It was found that graphene is able, at very low content (0.3 wt%),...

Company name: Padova University
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Exposure to Airborne Particles and Volatile Organic Compounds from Polyurethane Molding, Spray...

Due to the health risk related to occupational air pollution exposure, we assessed concentrations and identified sources of particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a handcraft workshop producing fishing lures. The work processes in the site included polyurethane molding, spray painting, lacquering, and gluing. We measured total VOC...

Company name: University of Helsinki
Published On: Monday January 18th, 2016

 
 

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