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  Issue-590 - January 25, 2016   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
TEGO VariPlus LK lowers VOC content in pigment concentrates and coatings formulations

Evonik helps to reduce emissions, more formulation freedom for customersFor the formulator, this means more formulation freedom, increased flexibility in the choice of raw materials, and greater color diversity. Because the grinding resin is liquid, dissolving is unnecessary thus eliminating a production step. Until now, pigment concentrates have...

Company name: Evonik Industries Coating Additives
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
AXEL announces new distribution for the United Kingdom and Ireland with GRP Solutions Ltd.

AXEL Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc., has appointed GRP Solutions Ltd as its new distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new distribution agreement takes effect as of January 15, 2016. GRP Solutions Ltd will technically support AXEL's complete line of internal and external mould release agents: MoldWiz , XTEND , CleanWiz and...

Company name: Axel
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Europe January pure MDI price assessed down slightly

The January pure methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) price range was assessed down slightly by ICIS on Wednesday in light of softer feedstock costs.Pure MDI business was concluded at rollovers to small decreases this month, with a trader explaining that it managed to achieve minus €17/tonne on the buy-side and a rollover on the sell-side.A...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Polyflor presents Expona SimpLay loose lay LVT

Polyflor, the UK's commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, has recently launched the Expona SimpLay PUR range of loose lay luxury vinyl tiles as the latest addition to the Expona family of premium vinyl floorcoverings. The Expona SimpLay collection of loose lay vinyl tiles and planks for heavy commercial interiors offers authentic...

Company name: Polyflor
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Historic Pennsylvania Tunnel Reopens After 40 Years with Help From NCFI's TerraThane Polyurethane...

A $2 million tunnel construction project on the Great Alleghany Passage (GAP) is reopened to the public with help from a geotechnical polyurethane foam called TerraThane, by US company, NCFI Polyurethanes.The GAP rail-trail is 150 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, Md, and Pittsburgh, Pa. created along the former railway line. In...

Company name: NCFI Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Dong Sung CORP. Is Leading High Strength and Lightweight Composite Materials Technology with CFRTP

Dong Sung CORP. succeeded in developing CFRTP (CFRTP: Carbon fiber-reinforced Thermoplastics) technology and leading the growth of the composite materials industry.Dong Sung CORP., which is a composite materials company including basic petrochemical, precision chemical and polymer new materials, is composed of five business divisions such as two...

Company name: Dong Sung
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Used Machines - as good as new

The "reconditioning", or retrofitting, principle is a proven method for extending the service life of high quality industrial goods or introducing them to a second market after their initial utilization phase is completed.For decades this is how the automotive industry has been keeping expensive parts like engines, transmissions or turbochargers on...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
Facelift for ABLG-1 and ABLG-2 cut-off machines

The mobile ABLG-1 cut-off machine is currently undergoing an extensive redesign and the improved version is expected to be on the market by the end of October this year.The most obvious changes are in the machine stands, height adjustment and roller conveyor, which are now designed in such a way that the machine no longer has to be dismantled for...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> BEDDING
Businesses Claim Cash Refunds From Class Action Settlement on Furniture, Bedding and Pad

Businesses which bought furniture, bedding, or carpet padding between January 1999 and August 2015 can claim money in a $151 Million class action lawsuit settlement," says David Jones, Director of the Class Action Claims Center in Los Angeles, which helps businesses claim money in major cases. There is no cost or risk to file a claim, and...

Company name: Class Action Claims Center
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
Record Number of Exhibitors Make ISPA EXPO 2016 the Largest In Event's History

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) announces its largest EXPO in history! At this year's record-breaking exposition, the world's only trade show exclusively for the mattress industry, more than 221 exhibitors from 23 countries are expected to showcase their products and services on over 133,000 square feet of the floor space from...

Company name: International Sleep Products Association
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Reverdia and BioAmber sign non-assert agreement for bio-based succinic acid

Reverdia has signed a non-assert agreement concerning its Biosuccinium technology with BioAmber Inc. The companies are both involved in the production and commercialisation of bio-based succinic acid using their own unique proprietary yeast-based technologies.Pursuant to the key provisions of this agreement, BioAmber will benefit from non-assertion...

Company name: Reverdia
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
Two prices for Alberdingk Resins in China

2015 ended with a further Award for Alberdingk Resins, this time we got two of it! On the occasion of the 100th anniverary of the famous China Coating Association, the VIP-representants of the Chinese coatings industry were invited to this event. Alberdingk Resins was honoured again as one of the most important companies with a really big influence...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
Maroon Group Acquires CNX Distribution

Maroon Group LLC announced today that it has acquired CNX Distribution, aSouthwestern United States distributor of specialty chemicals based in Hurst, Texas. CNX's management team will remain in place and continue to actively manage the business. Maroon Group is owned by Maroon Group management and CI Capital Partners, aNew York-based private...

Company name: Maroon Group
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
Covestro inaugurates regional hub in Thailand

COVESTRO, a Germany-based manufacturer of high-tech polymers, has inaugurated a regional headquarters in Bangkok as it seeks to strengthen its foothold in Southeast Asia.The Asean region is of growing importance for Covestro as it represents the company's second-largest market in the Asia-Pacific region after China. Thailand was chosen as the new...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
Service is changing the conversation

Bäumer has become a household name in all parts of the world with its wide range of machinery and varied services for transport and cutting tasks in the foam production industry. And since every one of our customers is up against fierce competition, there has been an overall increase in demand related to the type and scope of support and...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
Opening of the OMS office in Shanghai

The Chinese history of IMPIANTI OMS started in the 2000's when a pioneering work was started with the opening of a representative office in Beijing in 2006 with local technical and sales personnel after a previous period of co-operation with local agents January 2016 saw the transfer of the IMPIANTI OMS Chinese office to Shanghai after ten years...

Company name: OMS Group
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Soy-Backed Grass Solving Problems Coast to Coast

From the severe drought plaguing the western United States, to the re-imagining of city parks with innovative and sustainable landscapes, to pesky insects, soy-backed artificial grass is part of the solution. Because SYNLawn synthetic grass has a biobased backing, it can help buyers increase purchases of biobased products and at the same time...

Company name: United Soybean Board
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Henkel appoints Hans Van Bylen to succeed Kasper Rorsted as CEO

Henkel has announced today that CEO Kasper Rorsted, who has decided not to renew his current contract beyond 2017, will leave the company at his own request as of April 30, 2016. He served on the Henkel Management Board for 11 years, thereof 8 years as CEO. Effective May 1, 2016, Hans Van Bylen has been appointed as his successor. His successful...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
Cefic announces new director general

As of 1 May 2016, Marco Mensink will take over from Hubert Mandery, who has led the Brussels-based European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) since 2009 and who retires as of 30 April.Mensink will already join Cefic on 15 March 2016 for a smooth transition from his position as Director General of the Confederation of European Pulp and Paper...

Company name: Cefic - European Chemical Industry Council
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SAG CONTROL AGENT
Sag control compositions, methods of forming the same, and methods of forming coating systems using...

Sag control compositions, methods of forming sag control compositions, and methods of forming coating systems that include at least one coating layer including urea crystals of such sag control compositions are provided herein. In an embodiment, a sag control composition includes urea crystals and a non-polymeric organic solvent. The urea crystals...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS
High-reactivity polyurethane compositions containing uretdione groups and comprising carbonate salts...

A high-reactivity polyurethane composition useful in coatings and adhesives, contains the following components A)-D): A) 5 to 98.7 wt %, based on the total mass of the components, of at least one compound containing an uretdione group, and a free NCO content of less than 5 wt %, and an uretdione content of 2 to 25 wt %, based on i) aliphatic and/or...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
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: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
Production of polyols using distillers grains and proteins and lignin extracted from distillers...

Processes for the production of polyols from sources such as dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) make use of a two-stage reaction scheme. In the first stage, the proteinaceous starting material is reacted with an aminating agent, such as diethanolamine (DEOA), to generate amino-amides and amides. These products are then reacted with an...

Company name: MGPI Processing
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYETHER
Polyether polyurethanes exhibiting enhanced slip resistance under wet conditions

A polyurethane foam is prepared by combining a polyether triol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 5000 to 7000 g/mol; a polyether diol with a hydroxyl value of from 25 to 30 and a molecular weight from 3000 to less than 5000 g/mol; a chain extender mixture including 1,4-butanediol and at least one of monoethylene...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Method for producing light-coloured TDI-polyisocyantes

The invention relates to polyisocyanates comprising urethane groups, based on toluylene diisocyanate, to a method for their production, and to their use as the polyisocyanate component in one- and two-component polyurethane coatings.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Active-energy-ray-curable resin, and gas barrier laminate comprising cured product of said resin

A resin according to the present invention is prepared by reacting a reaction product, which is obtained by Michael addition reaction between the following component (A) and the following component (B) and a subsequent amide group formation reaction, with the following component (C): (A) an aliphatic diamine having 2 to 8 carbon atoms or a diamine...

Company name: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive varnish, adhesive film and wiring film

An adhesive varnish includes 100 parts by mass of a component A that includes a phenoxy resin including a plurality of hydroxyl groups in a side chain, 2 to 55 parts by mass of a component B that includes a polyfunctional isocyanate compound including, in a molecule thereof, an isocyanate and at least one of a vinyl group, an acrylate group and a...

Company name: Hitachi Metal
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> CLOSED CELL
Rigid polyurethane foam and system and method for making the same

An embodiment of a closed-cell polymeric rigid foam may be made using a one-shot method and a reaction system that includes a hydrofluoroalkene physical blowing agent and a polyol mixture having an aminic polyol. The hydrofluoroalkene blowing agent has 3 to 5 carbon atoms and a boiling point between 10.degree. C. and 40.degree. C. at 1 atmosphere...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Two-component coating compositions

The present invention describes two-component coating compositions which for curing require no polyisocyanates or melamine-formaldehyde resins as crosslinkers.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray foams containing non-halogenated fire retardants

A spray foam formulation used to form a spray foam insulation layer in a wall structure is described. The formulation may include the reaction product of a polyisocyanate compound and a polyol compound; a fire retardant chosen from at least one of a non-halogenated fire retardant; and a reactive halogen-containing fire retardant, and a...

Company name: Johns Manville
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Structural epoxy resin adhesives containing chain-extended elastomeric tougheners capped with...

Structural adhesives are prepared from a chain extended elastomeric toughener that contains urethane and/or urea groups, and have terminal isocyanate groups that are capped with a phenol, a polyphenol or an aminophenol compound. The adhesives have very good storage stability and cure to form cured adhesives that have good lap shear and impact peel...

Company name:
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> MICROCELLULAR
Method of overmolding a polymeric material onto a microcellular polyurethane and an article made...

An article is made by a method comprising the step of providing a substrate comprising a microcellular polyurethane. The method also includes the steps of placing the substrate into a mold and injecting a polymeric material into the mold and over a receiving surface of the substrate to form the overmolded element coupled to the substrate thereby...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Method for making skinned polyurethane composites

Skinned composites contain a plasticized polymer skin layer adhered to a layer of a polyurethane. The polyurethane is made from a reaction mixture that contains specified amounts of a polyester polyol and an acidic material. The presence of both the polyester polyol and acid leads to significantly improved adhesion between the polyurethane and skin...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
Skinned substrates with highly crosslinked polyurethane layer

PVC-skinned composites include a substrate, a skin and an intermediate polyurethane layer. The polyurethane layer is characterized in having a low molecular weight between crosslinks, i.e., is somewhat highly crosslinked. The high level of crosslinking in the polyurethane leads to improved performance of the skin layer. The skin layer retains its...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> TPU
Process for the production of polyurethane composite components

A composite and process for the production of a composite component, comprising a) a support of a thermoplastic composition, and b) at least one polyurethane layer in direct contact with the support.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Vehicle interior board and method for manufacturing the same

Included are a first board having a hard polyurethane foam layer formed in a space sandwiched between a pair of thin plates, and a second board having a porous structure where a recessed groove is formed in one main surface, a part of the second board being arranged in the space and joined to the first board. The hard polyurethane foam layer is...

Company name: Moriden
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Hydroxylamino polymer and method for the production thereof

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of a hydroxy-amino polymer, comprising the steps: a) reacting an H-functional starter compound carrying at least one Zerewitinoff-active H atom with an unsaturated cyclic carboxylic acid anhydride to give a carboxyl-group-carrying prepolymer, b) reacting the carboxyl-group-carrying...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Constructing polyurethane foams of strong mechanical property and thermostability by two novel...

Two novel cardanol-based polyols were synthesized and used to construct polyurethane (PU) foams. The cardanol-based polyols with high reactivity were obtained from the epoxidation of cardanol, followed by the ring opening reaction of epoxy group with diethanolamine (DEA). Subsequently, PU foams were synthesized by these cardanolbased polyols....

Company name: Institute of Chemical Industry of Forestry Products
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Effects of polyisocyanate on properties and pot life of epoxy resin cross-linked soybean meal-based...

In this study, polyisocyanate (pMDI) was introduced into epoxy resin modified soybean meal-based bioadhesive to address the issue of low dry bond strength. Specifically, we investigated the effects of adding pMDI in terms of amount and storage time on dry bond strength, water resistance, and pot life of adhesive. Factors examined included shear...

Company name: Beijing Forestry University
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Effect of dosage of expandable graphite, dimethyl methylphosphonate, triethanolamine, and isocyanate...

In this study, orthogonal experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of expandable graphite (EG), dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), triethanolamine (TEA), and isocyanate content on the compressive and bonding strengths, oxygen index, and fluidity of rigid polyurethane foam (RPUF). The results revealed that EG significantly increased...

Company name: China University of Mining and Technology
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Preparation and characterization of highly thermostable polyisocyanurate foams modified with epoxy...

A series of epoxy resin-modified polyisocyanurate (EP-PIR) foams with oxazolidone (OX) rings and isocyanurate (IS) rings have been successfully prepared by the reaction of polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate (PAPI) and diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (DGEBA). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry are...

Company name: China Academy of Engineering Physics
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
The Effect of UV Radiation on the Properties of Rigid PUR-PIR Foam

Rigid polyurethane-polyisocyanurate (PUR-PIR) foams modified with tris(5-hydroxypentyl)-2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate (THHT) were synthesized. Selected foams were subjected to degradation in an aging oven for 168, 346, and 504 h, respectively. These foams have been exposed to UV radiation. FTIR analysis, TGA, and DSC of the foams were...

Company name: Kazimierz Wielki University
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Synthesis and application of polyurethane basic organic-inorganic hybrid materials as highly...

In this study, we report a simple method which via modified-colloid silica blending with polybutadiene-base polyurethane to form a hydrophobic composite material. The hydrophobic film is characterized by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and water contact angle. Desired surface roughness was obtained by hydrophobic silica...

Company name: National Taiwan University
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Castor Oil-Based Polyurethane Adhesive: Effect of TiO2 Filler

Polyurethane (PU) production with the use of vegetable oils is greatly appreciated by researchers due to their low cost, easy availability, and nontoxic nature. The addition of TiO2 in castor oil-based PU adhesive led to a remarkable enhancement in its mechanical and chemical resistance, an increase in Tg value, and the adhesion. TGA analysis was...

Company name: Delhi Technological University
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Preparation and Physical Properties of Functionalized Graphene/Waterborne Polyurethane UV-Curing...

The functionalized graphene nanoplatelets(f-GNS) was modified with (3-mercaptopropyl) trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) to enhance its compatibility with the polyurethane coating matrix. The results of FTIR, AFM, Raman and XRD showed that MPTMS was successfully attached onto the surface of graphene nanoplatelets. Functionalized graphene/waterborne...

Company name: Shaanxi University of Science and Technology
Published On: Monday January 25th, 2016

 
 

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