Issue-591 - February 01, 2016   Recommend
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Process optimization with BYK additives

Every other year, the Paint India represents the trade fair start to the year for the entire Southeast Asian paints and printing inks industry. BYK Additives & Instruments, a leading manufacturer of additives and measuring instruments for the paints, printing inks, and construction chemistry industry, is presenting at the Paint India from January...

Company name: Altana
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

BASF increases prices for MDI and TDI

With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF will increase prices for its Lupranate MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate) and Lupranate TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) basic products by $100 per metric ton in the ASEAN and South Asia in order to restore its prices to a sustainable level.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday January 27th, 2016

BASF increases prices for TDI

With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF will be increasing prices for its Lupranate TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) basic products by $100 per metric ton in the Middle East and Africa region (MEAF) in order to restore its prices to a sustainable level.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

Allnex Exhibits at the 20th Edition of Interlakokraska

Allnex will be exhibiting at Interlakokraska 2016 and showcase on booth FC 034 it's wide product range of liquid resins, UV/EB curable resins, powder coating resins, additives and crosslinkers. Allnex is especially active in developments of resins, crosslinkers and additives which, in comparison to conventional coatings, give its customers the...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Thursday January 28th, 2016

NEOGARD Welcomed Contractors & Applicators for Training

Over the last two months NEOGARD has welcomed contractors, applicators and independent representatives from across the continental Unites States, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada to our offices in Dallas for Applicator Training. Training sessions are delivered over the course of three days and are divided into three segments that include flooring,...

Company name: Neogard
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Key Developments in the U.S. Architectural Coatings Market

The origin of paint reaches back in time over 30,000 years ago to its use by early cave dwellers. Over the millennia since, the materials and methods used to decorate living spaces have evolved dramatically. Now, paints and coatings are expected to do more than decorate; they must protect our environment, preserve our materials, and provide...

Company name: The American Coatings Association
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Spray Foam 101: Open vs. Closed Cell Foam Insulation

If you're considering insulating your home with spray foam, it's important to understand some of the basic differences between the types of spray foam insulation that are available for you to choose from. When it comes to residential foam insulation like Icynene, you have two primary choices: closed cell and open cell spray foam.The first option,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

BASF publishes report about 2015's most popular automotive colors

In BASF's European Color Report for Automotive OEM Coating, BASF's Coatings division has presented the color distribution for 2015. BASF, Europe's market leader for color development for automotive OEM coating, provides detailed evidence for the consumers' favorite colors. For example, the report shows that there are distinct differences between...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday January 28th, 2016

Architectural coatings

Sonja Specks, editor European Coatings Journal, asked Per-Erik Sundell, SSAB about the big differences of facade and roof top coatings. Furthermore in how far architectural trends influence the coatings development.Comparing roof coatings with façade coatings, what are the differences?Per-Erik Sundell: The same types of coil coatings are generally...

Company name: SSAB
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Watch the live SPARTACOTE Concrete Coatings demos at World of Concrete

Come out to the Decorative Pavilion at World of Concrete and watch SPARTACOTE Concrete Coatings experts demo the material in booth #O40845.We will put on two live demos per day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the show week, starting on February 2nd. We will exhibit Chip and Quartz concrete coatings systems as well as creative uses of...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

H.B. Fuller Receives Innovating through Chinese M&A Award at Best Innovator China 2015 Awards

H.B. Fuller announced today that the company received a Best Innovator China 2015 Award in the Innovating through Chinese M&A category. This award recognizes H.B. Fuller, a global leader in industrial adhesives, for its work to fast-track engineering adhesives innovation in the automotive, electronics, solar, wind, MRO, appliance and heavy...

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

World demand for adhesives & sealants exceeds 20 million metric tons in 2019

Global demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to rise 4.5 percent per year through 2019 to 20.2 million metric tons, valued at EUR58.45 billion.Strong growth in construction activity will underpin advances, driven by increased urbanisation and infrastructure improvements in developing countries, combined with rebounding construction spending...

Company name: The Freedonia Group
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

RAMPF receives patent for face casting system and manufacturing process

RAMPF Tooling Solutions, a leading developer and producer of board and liquid materials and semi-finished products for modeling and mold engineering, has received patent no. 10 2012 102 852 for its RAKU-TOOL PC-3458 / PC-3459 / PH-3958 face casting system from the German Patent and Trademark Office in Munich. The patent relates to the casting resin...

Company name: RAMPF Tooling Solutions
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

The new issue of OSV Technologiya corporate newsletter OSV Polymer News Bulletin

OSV Technologiya presents to your attention the new 13th issue of our corporate newspaper «OSV Polymers News Bulletin».You will find following issues there: ■ results of participation of our company at 4th Inernational specialized exhibition of polyurethane PUTech Eurasia 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey)■ modified version of a compact mixing...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

OSV M5 - New project in Slovenia

In early January OSV engineers completed an interesting and complicated project for our customers from Slovenia. We have build and supplied OSV M5 which has been designed for manufacturing of air filters for industrial applications. Whole works including design and production has been carried out at OSV Technologiya factory in Ukraine. After this...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Spray Foam Tech Tip - Heated Hose and Whip

During the winter months the heated hose and whip play a significant role in the production of foam. The heated hose and whip are designed to maintain the temperature of the materials from the reactor to the gun. It takes longer to preheat these components, so they are generally turned on as soon as the reactor is turned on.Here are some hints to...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Why R-value shouldn't be the only deciding factor in your insulation choice

Whether you're having a new home built or renovating, making a decision about the type of insulation you're going to have installed is never an easy one. There are many choices, and it can be a challenge to know what factors are important to take into consideration. But whether you're looking at fiberglass, cellulose or spray foam insulation,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

The Meaning of R-value on a cold winter night

It's possible that at some point, you decided that it was important to get the highest R-value insulation available, in order to keep your home warm through the winter months. After all, you've probably heard that higher R-value is ideal for keeping the cold out. But on the coldest of cold nights, in the dead of winter, when the wind is blowing and...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Woodbridge New Joint Venture In China with Guangzhou Automobile Group Component

In an ongoing effort to support future growth in the highly important Chinese automotive market, The Woodbridge Group is pleased to announce a joint venture between Woodbridge GSK High Polymer Technology Co. Ltd. (WGSK) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Component Co., Ltd. (GACC). This strategic joint venture will focus on delivering moulded...

Company name: The Woodbridge Group
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

BASF celebrates 125th anniversary of Leather Chemicals business

At the India International Leather Fair in Chennai, BASF will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its leather chemicals business. At the show, BASF will mark 125 years of innovation in leather while exhibiting products to help tanneries lower their carbon footprint, as well as their water and energy usage.BASF's history with the natural material...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Sunday January 31st, 2016

Polyurethanes demand to reach $74bn by 2022

The demand for polyurethanes (PUR) is expected to rise on an average 4.8 per cent per annum until 2022, reaching sales amounting to $74 billion globally, according to a study by Ceresana, a market research company.PUR is a durable, dimensionally stable and versatile material. It possesses a wide range of applications, such as in car seats,...

Company name: Ceresana
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Wanhua Chemical Wins the Most Socially Responsible Enterprise Award

The "12th Five-Year" Leader Awards Ceremony, sponsored by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA) and China Chemical Industry News Office was held in Cangzhou, Hebei, China. Wanhua Chemical Group CO., LTD. was named the most socially responsible enterprise for responsible care efforts.Wanhua aims to be one of the most progressive...

Company name: Wanhua Chemicals
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Krahn Chemie and Oxea to expand their cooperation in France

As of February 1, 2016, KRAHN CHEMIE will take over the distribution of OXEA specialty esters in France. For this purpose, it's establishing a local sales team that will operate from the French branch of the sister company ALBIS PLASTIC during the initial phase. KRAHN CHEMIE plans on further expanding its presence in France and setting up its own...

Company name: Krahn Chemie GmbH
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Axalta Celebrates 60 Years of Coatings Innovation in Canada

On January 22, 2016, Axalta Coating Systems celebrated 60 years of producing innovative coatings at its Ajax, Ontario facility. Employees gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ajax to celebrate both Axalta’s 60th year of operations in Ajax and its 150th business anniversary.Axalta has a long history in Canada that dates back to 1956 when the Ajax...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Baalbaki Chemical acquires Italian factory

Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI) Holding, a subsidiary of local group Unimetco Holding and manufacturer of polyesters, pre-polymers, and specialty adhesives, acquired 70 percent of the Italian polyurethane systems manufacturer Polysystem.The business will be integrated within its European subsidiary BCI‐Polyurethanes Europe, which was...

Company name: Baalbaki Group
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Covestro eyes coatings industry to grow PU materials business in India

Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is eyeing industrial coatings market as growth drivers for its Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business unit in India. The unit offers polyurethane (PU) raw materials, which are used as building blocks in coatings and are versatile as they can be used on any substrate - metal or composite. India is...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

O'Zapft is: Open house at Baumer of America

If you ask the average Joe in the U.S. what is something typically German, "German engineering" and "Oktoberfest" will most likely be among their answers. If that is what our American friends picture when they think of the BOA in Towaco, then we will once again fully meet their expectations at the Open House on November 12.Four of the Bäumer...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Allnex appoints Miguel Mantas new CEO

Allnex, a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, today announced the appointment of Miguel Mantas to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective as of Monday, February 1st, to succeed Frank Aranzana.Miguel Mantas brings to Allnex over three decades of global executive experience in the...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Electrolube Enters 2016 With Strengthened Technical Support Team

Electrolube has further strengthened its technical expertise credentials with the establishment of a new Technical Support Team based at its International Headquarters in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. The move sets the tone for 2016, as Electrolube prepares for the exciting market opportunities that lie ahead.With effect from January 2016,...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

PPG announces executive appointments

PPG Industries today announced several executive appointments effective March 1.Tim Knavish will become senior vice president, automotive coatings, and will continue to oversee PPG's Latin America operations and its corporate environment, health and safety (EHS) function. Knavish is currently PPG vice president, global protective and marine...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

The Case For Chemically Recycling Polyurethane Foam

It's no secret that the renewable chemicals market is on the upswing. According to a report by Markets and Markets, the renewable chemicals market is projected to increase in terms of value from $49 billion in 2015 to $84.3 billion by 2020.And Emery Oleochemicals is one of the many companies tapping into manufacturer's desire to use chemicals that...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Tuesday January 26th, 2016

Methods of preparing hydroxy functional vegetable oils

There is disclosed a process for hydroxylating vegetable oils to create polyols suitable for use in polymer processes, particularly polyurethane processes. The process includes contacting a vegetable oil with hydrogen peroxide and an organic acid having 1-3 carbon atoms under conditions sufficient to oxidize carbon to carbon double bonds found in...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Polyisocyanate adducts as additives for radiation-curable coating material compositions

The invention relates to polyisocyanate adducts obtainable by reacting at least one polysiloxane of the structure (I), at least one polyisocyanate having at least three NCO groups, at least one (meth)acrylate of the structure (II), where U is one of the following groups: (III), and optionally a compound reactive with isocyanates. The indices m, n,...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Ink jet ink, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording method

An ink jet ink contains a polyurethane polymer and a self-dispersing pigment. The polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group. The molar ratio of the percentage of the urethane bond in the polyurethane polymer to the percentage of the urea bond in the polyurethane...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Method of applying a binder composition to a lignocellulosic substrate

The present invention is directed to a method for adjusting the tack value of a binder material formed from a composition comprising an emulsion that comprises an emulsifiable prepolymer that is the reaction product of (i) an isocyanate compound, (ii) a polyol compound, and (iii) a monol compound, and wherein the method comprises: (a) determining a...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Polysiloxane modified polyisocyanates for use in coatings

The invention relates to an isocyanate-terminated polysiloxane material that can preferably be used as a curing agent, hardener or co-reactant in coatings. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing the isocyanate-terminated polysiloxane material by partially hydrolyzing a methoxy-functional polysiloxane such as a methyl phenyl...

Company name: Hempel
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Absorbable polyurethanes and methods of use thereof

Disclosed are novel bioabsorbable and biodegradable monomer compounds, bioabsorbable and biodegradable polymers therefrom, and methods of making such monomers and polymers, which are useful in pharmaceutical delivery systems, tissue engineering applications, tissue adhesives products, implantable medical devices, foams and reticulated foams for...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Hydrolysable linkers and cross-linkers for absorbable polymers

The present invention relates to the discovery of new class of linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers and cross linkers for use in the synthesis of biodegradable polymers such as, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides, polyureas and degradable epoxy amine resin. The linear and multiarmed hydrolysable linkers of the present invention include...

Company name: Bezwada Biomedical
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Polyurethane foam for flame-laminating

The object of the present invention is to provide a polyurethane foam for flame lamination which has an excellent balance between adhesiveness to a fabric comprising synthetic fibers or natural fibers, a leather or the like and residual compression strain and has an excellent wet-heat resistance, and a laminated body including a foamed material...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Low-resilience polyurethane foam and production method thereof

A low-resilience polyurethane foam is produced by allowing a low-resilience polyurethane foam composition containing polyisocyanate (a), polyol (b), catalyst (c), and blowing agent (d) to react. The polyisocyanate (a) contains bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane, and the polyol (b) contains 5 to 30 mass % of polyol (b-1) having an average...

Company name: Kumho Mitsui Chemicals Inc
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Polyurethanes, articles and coatings prepared therefrom and methods of making the same

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer including a reaction product of components including: (i) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (ii) about 0.01 to about 0.5 equivalent of at least one polyol having 2 hydroxyl groups,...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Extremely fast urethane-cellulose coating system for applications in porous and thermoplastic media

A nitrocellulose-based thermoplastic is provided and a urethane-cellulose system is generated that makes it possible to obtain varnishes and coatings with chemical resistance and thermal stability that maintain their polymer characteristics, without alteration of the substratum. The system generated is based on the reaction of nitrocellulose in...

Company name: Companhia Nitro Química Brasileira
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Low refractive index coating with fluroelastomer encapsulated glass bubbles

A coating composite material spray applied to a lens that is capable of transmitting light, with little loss, diffusively through the coated lens located near a light source, particularly in an LED lighting application. The coating material is formed from a polyurethane mixed with fluoroelastomer encapsulated glass bubbles and will allow for high...

Company name: WhiteOptics
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Polyaspartic coating compositions

Two-component coating systems and compositions are disclosed. The coating compositions form crosslinked polyurea coatings and have relatively long pot life and relatively short dry time. The coating compositions include a polyisocyanate, a polyaspartic ester, and a polyetheraspartic ester.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Powder coatings compositions

A solid epoxy resin powder coarting composition which includes a divinylarene dioxide resin as one component; and wherein the solid epoxy resin powder coating composition can be formed by blending or reacting various other components with the divinylarene dioxide resin. For example, other components can include other epoxy resins; phenolic resins;...

Company name: Blue Cube
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Poly(hydroxyl urethane) compositions and methods of making and using the same

Methods and compositions relating to poly(hydroxyl urethane) compounds are described herein that are useful as, among other things, binders and adhesives. The cross-linked composition is achieved through the reaction of a cyclic carbonate, a compound having two or more thiol groups, and a compound having two or more amine functional groups. In...

Company name: U.S. Department of Energy
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Metal/plastic hybrid structural parts

The invention relates to a structural part that has a metal component, a plastic component and a bonding agent system interconnecting the metal component and the plastic component. The invention is characterized in that the bonding agent system consists of a plastic bonding agent or of a plastic bonding agent combined with a primer, the plastic...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Multilayer composite materials which comprise a plastics foil permeable to water vapour, method for...

Multilayered composite materials comprising as components: (A) a water vapor permeable plastics foil, (B) optionally at least one bonding layer and (C) a polyurethane layer with capillaries passing through the entire thickness of the polyurethane layer.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Thermoset composite material and structural component and method of making the same from engineered...

A thermoset composite material and composite railroad crosstie fabricated from the thermoset composite material that comprises a substantially homogeneous blend of an amount of vulcanized rubber particles, polyurea binding agent and urea melamine. The thermoset composite material may also contain a granulated silica material. The thermoset...

Company name: Encell Composites
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016

Composite semifinished products and mouldings produced therefrom and directly produced mouldings...

The invention relates to a process for producing storage-stable polyurethane prepregs and to mouldings (composite components) produced therefrom. The prepregs and, respectively, components are produced by mixing (meth)acrylate monomers, (meth)acrylate polymers, hydroxy-functionalised (meth)acrylate monomers and/or hydroxy-functionalised...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Polyurethane foam formulation, products and methods

A foam article for use in a seat cushion includes an open cell, polyurethane foam material that includes a base polyol; a crosslinker; an isocyanate; a surfactant; and water, that are reacted together to produce a seat cushion having dynamic and static performance specifications that are better than the performance characteristics for a...

Company name: Johnson Controls Technology
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Ophthalmic lens containing a fresnel surface and method for manufacturing same

A process is described for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens containing a Fresnel microstructured surface inside the lens. The Fresnel lens is injection molded with a mold insert having a heat conductivity lower than the thermoplastic material used to form the Fresnel lens. A second thermoplastic material is overmolded to the Fresnel lens to cover...

Company name: Essilor International
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Polymers for contact lenses

The present invention relates to a thermoplastic polyurethane contact lens prepared from a mixture comprising: (a) at least one polyethylene glycol; (b) at least one di-isocyanate; and (c) at least one diol of formula (I): wherein n is an integer from 1 to 25; wherein the polyethylene glycol, di-isocyanate and diol are reacted under substantially...

Company name: Ocutec
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Grooved CMP pads

CMP pads having novel groove configurations are described. For example, described herein are CMP pads comprising primary grooves, secondary grooves, a groove pattern center, and an optional terminal groove. The CMP pads may be made from polyurethane or poly (urethane-urea), and the grooves produced therein may be made by a method from the group...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Environmentally friendly anti-slip floor mat

This invention provides an environmentally friendly anti-slip floor mat, includes a leather, a polyurethane middle layer, a PU self-skinning layer and an anti-slip layer stacked together. The polyurethane middle comprises non-foam polyurethane. The PU self-skinning layer comprises foaming polyurethane. A plurality of through holes running through...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday January 30th, 2016

Viability of epoxy-siloxane hybrid coatings for preventing steel corrosion

In this research work, eight coatings consisting of primers, topcoats and combinations of primers/topcoats were evaluated. Salt spray test (SST) and impedance measurements were carried out for evaluating macroscopic failures (blistering, adhesion, etc.) and the electrochemical behaviour of the referred coatings, respectively, which were supported...

Company name: University of Vigo
Published On: Friday January 29th, 2016

Structure-Properties Relationships in Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer Nanocomposites:...

Polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer (TPU) nanocomposites were prepared by the incorporation of 1 wt% of high-structured carbon black (HSCB), carbon nanofibers (CNF), nanosilica (NS) and nanoclays (NC), following a proper high-shear blending procedure. The TPU nanofilled mechanical properties and morphology was assessed. The nanofillers...

Company name: University of Minho
Published On: Monday February 01st, 2016


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