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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
BASF signs exclusive distribution agreement with Nexeo Solutions

BASF signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Nexeo Solutions, a privately owned chemical distributor, for the distribution of certain Specialty High-Performance Solvents in the United States and Canada. Through this exclusive relationship, Nexeo gains access to a BASF product offering that is well aligned with its focused markets.BASF is a...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Fomo Announces Product Pledge to Lower Carbon Footprint

Fomo Products, Inc. is proud to announce its Three-Point Product Pledge at this year's SPFA, an initiative that will continue providing products that exceed performance expectations, improve the contractor's experience and contribute to a better environment using Solstice GBA from Honeywell."We are entering into an exciting time for the...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RELEASE AGENTS
Greener, Water Based Mold Release - The Opportunity and The Challenge

Today's environmental concerns are challenging. More than ever molding manufacturers are considering the use of water based release agents. Water based mold releases offer compelling opportunities as well as a number of challenges. Before beginning the transition to water based releases, please consider the following discussion of both the...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
Successfully Testing Mold Release Agents

Successfully testing a new mold release means mastering the 3 P's, Process, Performance and Part Quality. Each of these core elements is critical in validating a new mold release's performance for a specific manufacturing environment. When evaluating a new release agent, start by considering your key objectives.Whether you are trying to improve...

Company name: Huron Technologies
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
EMEROX renewable and INFIGREEN recycled content polyols features at upcoming UTECH2016

Emery Oleochemicals' Eco-Friendly Polyols business platform will be presenting its range of renewable-based and recycled polyol solutions at the upcoming UTECH 2016. Exhibiting at Booth #520 on April 6th & 7th at the Charlotte Convention Centre, North Carolina, USA; we will showcase a suite of sustainable polyols designed to enhance both...

Company name: Emery Oleochemicals
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
RAMPF optimizes the value creation chain in electronics manufacturing

At productronica China 2016 in Shanghai from March 15 - 17, the international RAMPF Group will be showcasing innovative materials and machinery for casting electrical and electronic components.RAMPF's comprehensive portfolio of engineering and chemical solutions for casting electrical and electronic components is optimizing the value creation chain...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RESIN-COATED PROPPANT
U.S. Silica Introduces InnoProp PLT Polyurethane Low-Temperature Resin-Coated Proppant

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. today announced the introduction of InnoProp PLT, a newly formulated resin-coated proppant designed specifically for enhancing the recovery of oil and gas in low-temperature reservoirs. Independent test results show this proprietary polyurethane-based formula delivers best-in-class bond strength, crush resistance and...

Company name: InnoProp
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Interplasp to join EUROPUR

The Board of Directors of EUROPUR has approved the membership application of the polyurethane foam producer Interplasp from Spain. The company will formally present themselves to the other members of the association during our next formal General Assembly on 8 June.Interplasp produces five types of flexible PU foam, ranging from foams with...

Company name: Interplasp
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
CASE
Univar to Open New Coatings and Adhesives Laboratory in Cusago, Italy

Univar, a global chemical distributor and provider of value-added services, announced the opening of a new laboratory that will service the coatings and adhesives industry. The laboratory, which is due to open in mid-February 2016 at Univar' existing facility in Cusago, Italy, will enhance Univar's ability to provide technical, application, and...

Company name: Univar
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
AkzoNobel confirms discussions with BASF

AkzoNobel confirms it is in discussions with BASF with regards a potential purchase of their Industrial Coatings business. The strategy of AkzoNobel of driving operational excellence and organic growth includes the possibility to pursue value generating, bolt-on acquisitions. No further details will be made available at this stage.

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
Raven Lining Systems earns USDA certified biobased product certification

Raven Lining Systems has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its AquataFlex 505 and 506 products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product or product familys amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in...

Company name: Raven Lining Systems
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
February issue of the European Coatings Journal is out

Colours affect us every day. Room colours may even influence our moods and our thoughts.This is why it's so important to choose colours wisely when it comes to decorating. It is not a necessity to worry about trends that much, as they come and go and are not consistent. Just take the two biggest paint producing companies and their choice for "Color...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
Polyurethane Coatings Go Green

Collaboration, investment and strong - three words combined to create the name Covestro, the new identity given to the Bayer AG company Bayer MaterialScience after it was separated from the parent company last year. Covestro AG is now a legally and economically independent entity with its headquarters in Germany. It is very much a global company...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Floor Coatings Florida Introduces New Coating Products

With the help of these quality floor coating products, you can protect any type of floor - concrete floors both inside and outside, vinyl floors, heavy duty industrial floors etc.Ever since they have started their business, the experts at Floor Coatings Florida were focused on developing and offering floor coating products with premium quality....

Company name: Floor Coatings Florida
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
PDA Europe Polyurea Applicator Spray Course - 18th - 21st April 2016, Galterud, Norway

This course identifies the many elements involved in the successful set up and operation of polyurea spray equipment. It also gives attendees an in-depth analysis of commercially available equipment designs and necessary hardware components to ensure successful operation and spray application of polyureas.The course duration is 3 1/2 days, runs...

Company name: PDA Europe
Published On: Monday February 08th, 2016

 
Gerald Thermos Invents 100% Polyurea Spray Coating

Gerald Thermos a leader in the field of polyurea and polyurethane coatings, invents a 100% Polyurea Spray Coating. Gerald has over 25 years of experience in this field, and has even filed for a patent for the processing and use of a 100% polyurea elastomeric system. This invention has the potential to greatly improve the quality of polyureas...

Company name: Gerald Thermos
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Lapolla's 4th Generation Spray Polyurethane Foam Provides Industry with a Green Future

Innovation has been an inherent attribute of the spray foam industry from the beginning, providing the global insulation market with cutting-edge, high-performance products that are constantly evolving to meet the needs of end users. Recently, those needs have focused on one major issue facing end users all over the globe: climate change. Of...

Company name: Lapolla
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Harkness Industries Recertified as ISO 9001-2008 Compliant

Harkness Industries successfully completed a recertification audit by DQS Inc. in December, 2015.The certification verifies that the Quality Management System implemented and maintained by Harkness meets the requirements of the ISO 9001-2008 standard for the manufacture of urethane sheets, tubes, rods, bars, as well as custom-molded urethanes and...

Company name: Harkness Industries
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
PMC to highlight new spray system at the SPFA Convention and Expo 2016

Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC) announced that it will offer a first glimpse at its patent-pending extended reach spray system, the AP-EX, at the SPFA Convention and Expo, stand 700, from 10 - 11 February 2016 in Orlando, FL, USA.According to the manufacturer, the specially designed spray system AP-EX is suitable for all coating and foam...

Company name: Polyurethane Machinery
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
SAIP Supplies Insulated Sandwich Panel Production Equipment For Manufacturing Plants In Russia And...

Isopan, one of the world's largest manufacturers of structural insulated panels and other building materials, recently announced that they've installed SAIP production equipment at their new plants in Volgograd, Russia (formerly Stalingrad), and in Leon, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.For the new 30,000-square-meter plant in...

Company name: SAIP Srl
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Filling the fuel tank float with the polyurethane foam

This week OSV Technologiya team of technologists implemented the project for filling the fuel tank float with the polyurethane foam ■ Material for product - casting mass based on polyurethane foam Dekolast 3■ Equipment - mixing and metering machine OSV Mini Dynamica■ Destination - automobile industry

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
Mitsui Chemicals joins push to Mexico, eyes urethane plant

Mitsui Chemicals will set up a production site for automotive resin materials in Mexico this spring, joining a growing influx of auto-related companies looking to supply the North American market.An investment of around 1 billion yen ($8.82 million) will be made through a 50-50 joint venture with South Korean petrochemical company SKC to construct...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
Vitafoam to diversify into auto parts manufacturing

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, a new subsid iary of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc will spring up later in the year to produce spare parts for use in vehicles, its Group Manag ing Director, Taiwo Adeniyi, has said.Adeniyi, who disclosed this recently at a media parley in Lagos, also lamented the com pany's inability to access for eign exchange (forex)...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> SEATS
Bridgestone Seat Pads in 2016 Toyota Prius

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that it supplied seat pads for backseat passenger use for the Toyota Motor Corporation's new Prius hybrid vehicle, which was launched in Japan on December 12, 2015, and is slated for subsequent release in Europe and the United States. This marks the first time that Bridgestone seat pads will be...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
Delastek expands to Plattsburgh

The region's growing transportation equipment manufacturing cluster has added another member.Quebec-based Delastek has signed a three-year lease with the Development Corp. for 10,000 square feet of space at 625 Route 3 in Air Industrial Park in the Town of Plattsburgh.The company specializes in the manufacture of composite parts and integration of...

Company name: Delastek
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL
Houston Healthcare Firm Medical Adhesive Revolution Is Now Adhesys

Executives at Houston's Medical Adhesive Revolution have been focusing on developing wound-closure technology since the company first came to prominence following its win at the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition.Since that time, company president Alexander Schueller and his management team have turned their attentions to softer yet important...

Company name: Adhesys
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
Medical monitoring system tracks patients' health across in-hospital environments

Increasingly, health care professionals are enhancing patient care and recovery by monitoring their vital signs with wireless technology. With the Vios Monitoring System from Vios Medical, health care providers can automate patient oversight and remotely detect problems before they become serious by continuously tracking and analyzing medical-grade...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
Covestro answers the medical market's call for advanced materials

With people living longer and leading more-active lives, demands placed on medical equipment have grown. The medical wearable electronics market has evolved to provide patients with a more comfortable experience, while enabling them to be mobile and limit time spent in the hospital for treatment and maintenance.As technology and design of medical...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
DermaRite releases new dressings

DermaRite has introduce its ComfortFoam Border Lite dressings.The ComfortFoam Border Lite is more comfortable for patients, the company said, and features an absorbent, self-adherent silicone foam island dressing consisting of a soft silicone contact surface, a thin flexible polyurethane foam pad and a vapor-permeable, moisture-proof outer...

Company name: DermaRite
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Dichtomatik's New CNC Operation Provides Seals & O-rings On-Demand

Dichtomatik has announced its addition of a new computerized numerical control (CNC) operation to its list of capabilities and services. This new capability, located in Houston, TX, allows Dichtomatik to provide sealing solutions with fast lead times and low quantity minimums to its customers. Dichtomatik is able to machine a wide variety of...

Company name: Dichtomatik
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Helene Pierce of GAF Named New PIMA Chairman During Association's Annual Meeting

During its annual meeting, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced that Helene Pierce, Vice President of Technical Services, Codes and Industry Relations at GAF, assumed the chairmanship of the organization on January 1, 2016. She succeeds Jim Whitton of Hunter Panels, who has served as the PIMA chairman for the...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D., Appointed EVP of General Plastics Manufacturing Company

General Plastics Manufacturing Company recently announced the promotion of Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D., to Executive Vice President, further reinforcing the company's key initiative of providing advanced cost-competitive solutions to its present and future customers.General Plastics provides its signature Last-A-Foam rigid and flexible polyurethane...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Monday February 15th, 2016

 
Katja Scharpwinkel new head of Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe business unit

Dr. Katja Scharpwinkel took over the position as head of the Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe business unit at BASF's Coatings division in Munster effective February 1, 2016. She succeeds Harald Pflanzl, who was appointed head of the BASF Group's Central Europe unit in Vienna effective the same date. Scharpwinkel has held various...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
Martin Engineering Names New COO

Robert Nogaj has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling solutions. Mr. Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company's business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, marketing and finance. With 22 years of experience in bulk materials handling, he has previously served...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
Nadine Buhmann is the new Vice President Sales in the Injection Molding Machinery segment at...

Effective immediately, Nadine Buhmann is the new Vice President Sales in the Injection Molding Machinery segment for the KraussMaffei brand. She is taking over these responsibilities from Dr. Hans Ulrich Golz, who performed this role in addition to his responsibilities as the Managing Director of KraussMaffei and as the President of the Injection...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
Sartomer Americas Promotes Dr. Jeffrey Klang to Strengthen R&D

To help its customers address today's technology challenges, Sartomer Americas, a business unit of Arkema Inc., has named Dr. Jeffrey Klang director of research and development. In his new role, Klang will lead R&D programs to support development and growth of high-value applications and technologies within Sartomer's key end-use markets, including...

Company name: Sartomer Americas
Published On: Monday February 08th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Hybrid Coating confirms Fortune 500 deal

Hybrid Coating Technologiesconfirmed it had executed the definitive agreement with its Fortune 500 partner to commercialise one of the smaller firm's products.The product is based on the firm's non-isocyanate polyurethane platform technology.Once commercialised and after a reasonable ramp up, management expects that revenues to Hybrid from the sale...

Company name: Hybrid Coating Technologies
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
SOUDAL acquires Swedish Proflex AB

SOUDAL confirms its strategic vision by expanding into the Scandinavion region. As of February 10th 2016, Soudal acquires full majority in Proflex Trading AB, its former importer. Proflex becomes the 54th Soudal branch worldwide.Proflex has been Soudal's exclusive importer in Sweden for many decades and has already established a solid reputation as...

Company name: Soudal
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
Investment opportunities for the PU Industry in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Investment Opportunities for the Polyurethanes Industry in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Labyrinth Research and Markets is a brand new multi-client study, based on in-depth research and interviews in the PU industry. Compiled by specialists in the PU market, it is probably the most comprehensive review of the industry in Iran. The information...

Company name: Labyrinth Research and Markets
Published On: Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 
Covestro moves from expansion to consolidation mode

After several years of rapid capacity expansion in markets, some of which have become oversupplied, German polycarbonate and polyurethanes producer Covestro is cutting back capital expenditure and focussing instead on reducing overheads and raising its profile among investors as the group emerges from the shadows of its former parent, Bayer.The...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday February 09th, 2016

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Reducing Occupational Exposure with the GacoProFill SYSTEM

Research being conducted by Gaco Western is showing dramatic reductions in occupational chemical exposure when installing foam utilizing Gaco's new GacoProFill SYSTEM. A two-part article by Dan Nelson, Gaco's VP of Research & Development, is featured in Sprayfoam Professional Magazine's Winter 2015 and Spring 2016 issues and Dan Nelson will be...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Thursday February 11th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Cavitation resistant polyurethane compositions and methods of forming coating films using the same

A cavitation resistant polyurethane composition includes a first solution comprising a urethane prepolymer and a second solution. The urethane prepolymer is synthesized by a polymerization of about 60 to about 70 weight percent of an isocynate compound and about 30 to about 40 weight percent of a polyol. An average functional group number of the...

Company name: Noroo Holdings
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Inkjet inks containing crosslinked polyurethanes

Inkjet inks are described that have, as a principal component, a crosslinked polyurethane dispersoid binder additive. These inks can be used for printing on different media, and are particularly suitable for printing on paper.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> EMULSIONS
Method for preparing biomass-based polymer emulsion

A method for preparing biomass-based polymer emulsion. The method includes: 1) preparing cardanol-based polymerizable emulsifier; 2) preparing castor oil-based polyurethane prepolymer; and 3) preparing biomass-based polymer emulsion.

Company name: Zhongying Changjiang International New Energy Investment
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Aqueous coating agent and gas barrier film

An aqueous coating agent of the invention comprising (A) an aqueous polyurethane resin containing a polyurethane resin having an acid group and a polyamine compound, (B) a water-soluble polymer, and (C) an inorganic layered mineral as main constituents, wherein solid formulation ratios of the aqueous polyurethane resin (A), the water-soluble...

Company name: Toppan Printing
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> ADHESIVES
Tissue adhesive with accelerated curing

The present invention relates to a polyurea system encompassing as component A) isocyanate-functional prepolymers obtainable by reaction of aliphatic isocyanates A1) with polyols A2), which can in particular have a number average molecular weight of .gtoreq.400 g/mol and an average OH functionality of 2 to 6, as component B) amino-functional...

Company name: Medical Adhesive Revolution
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Use of poly(butylene oxide) polyol to improve durability of mdi-polyurethane foams

Embodiments of the present invention relate to polyurethane foams having high air flow while maintaining viscoelastic properties. In one embodiment, a reaction system for preparation of a viscoelastic polyurethane foam is provided. The reaction system comprises (a) a polyisocyanate component and (b) an isocyanate reactive component. The isocyanate...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

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

The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (1) a reaction product of (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 0.005 to about 0.35 equivalent of at least one...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
Oxirane (ethylene oxide) polyurethane coatings

The present invention relates to hydrophilic, i.e., water loving coatings (hereafter referred to as "WLC"). Polyurethane epoxy alkylene oxide coatings usable as coatings on for example, medical devices are a preferred WLC.

Company name: Lake Region Manufacturing
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING
Solvent-free, self-polishing polyurethane matrix for use in solvent-free antifoulings

A polyol having the formula Si(O--R.sup.1--OH).sub.m(O--R.sup.2).sub.nR.sup.3. Each R.sup.1 is a divalent radical derived from diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, or tripropylene glycol, each R.sup.2 is an aliphatic group, and R.sup.3 is an alkyl group or aromatic group. The value m is 2 or 3 and n is 0 or 1. A process of...

Company name: United States Govemment, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> INTUMESCENT COATING
Intumescent composition

An intumescent composition which comprises a polymer selected from a silane-terminated polyurethane or a silane-terminated polyether, a plasticizer that is compatible with the polymer and an intumescent ingredient. Processes of forming a cured intumescent substance, and methods of fire protecting a building are also provided.

Company name: Tremco illbruck
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Process for preparing low-viscosity allophanates containing actinically curable groups

The present invention provides a process for preparing radiation-curing allophanates having residual monomer contents of less than 0.5% by weight and an NCO content of less than 1% by weight, wherein (A) compounds containing isocyanate groups, (B) hydroxy-functional compounds which contain groups which react, with polymerization, with ethylenically...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Repair liquid for conveyor belts

A polyurethane-based composition is disclosed which includes a polyurethane prepolymer, a solvent, a plasticizer and a curing agent, wherein the curing agent contains a mononuclear aromatic polyamine, and is present in an amount such that the molar ratio of all amine functions in the polyamine to all isocyanate functions in the composition is at...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Articles comprising rubber, thermoplastic polyurethane and engineering polymer

Item comprising thermoplastic polyurethane, which has, respectively, direct-contact adhesive bonding not only to rubber but also to engineering plastic.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> WALL STRUCTURE
Polyurethane foam wall structure

A wall structure comprising a polyurethane backing is disclosed herein.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Device to protect vehicles in event of collision with obstacles

A protective device for securement to a hard surface to soften an impact of a vehicle against the surface includes a shock absorbing material forming a device core and a flexible membrane coating the shock absorbing material to enclose the shock absorbing material and provide a substantially soft, non-scratching surface. The core may be a foam...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf balls having foam centers with non-uniform core structures

Multi-piece golf balls having a solid core and cover are provided. The ball contains an inner core made of a foam composition and surrounding outer core layer. Preferably, foamed polyurethane is used to form the inner core and polybutadiene rubber is used to make the outer core. The specific gravity (density) of the inner core is preferably less...

Company name: Acushnet
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Portable pumping unit base

A portable pumping unit base for receiving and anchoring a pumping unit thereto is disclosed herein. The disclosed base generally comprises a body made of a rigid polyurethane foam system, said rigid polyurethane foam system comprising an isocyanate component and a polyol resin component. Additionally, the disclosed base made of said rigid...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Continuous culture for 1,3-propanediol production using high glycerine concentration

The present invention concerns a new method for the production of 1,3-propanediol comprising culturing a microorganism on a culture medium with high glycerine content. The invention also concerns a new microorganism, or strain of microorganism, adapted for the production of 1,3-propanediol from medium comprising high glycerine content. The...

Company name: Metabolic Explorer
Published On: Saturday February 13th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
FOAMS>> RIGID>> GREEN FOAMS
Mechanical and Thermal Properties of High-Density Rigid Polyurethane Foams from Renewable Resources

The most common sustainable solution for polyurethane (PU) materials is their production using renewable resources. Polyols derived from biomass and recycled polymers are the most promising way to do that. This study compares five different sustainable polyols as a possible raw material for production of high-density rigid PU foams for automotive...

Company name: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
Published On: Sunday February 14th, 2016

 
Tailoring Mechanical Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foams by Sorbitol and Corn Derived Biopolyol...

Sorbitol arises to be a strong candidate for renewably sourced polyol synthesis. Moreover, processes for extracting sorbitol directly from cellulosic materials are effective, and materials such as agroforestry residues could be used as green sorbitol sources. Rigid polyurethane foams were successfully synthesized by using mixtures of a sorbitol...

Company name: University of the Basque Country
Published On: Sunday February 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Hyperbranched Polymers for Coating Applications: A Review

In the present era, hyperbranched polymers have been received much progress in the structural understanding and their unique chemical and physical properties as well as their potential applications in coatings. In a new perspective, low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) coatings and films with previously nonachievable properties can now be produced...

Company name: Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology
Published On: Sunday February 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Synthesis and Characterization of Waterborne Poly(urethane-urea)s and Their Nanocomposites...

Novel combinations of water-dispersed poly(urethane-urea)s nanocomposites (NWPUU) were produced, in absence of organic solvent, comprising hydrophobic segments of poly hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) and clays. Proper methods for the dispersion of montmorillonite (MMT): hydrophilic (clay Na+) or organophilic (clay 30B) in nanoscale are...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday February 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Effect of Stirring Speeds on Microstructure Formation During Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Synthesis

Two types of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) with the same chemical compositions, but with different stirring speeds during the synthesis process, were prepared by a one-step bulk polymerization process. The distinct microstructures of these two samples were characterized in a comprehensive way from primary to tertiary structure. 13C NMR spectra...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes
Published On: Sunday February 14th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Comparative Investigation on Thermal Insulation of Polyurethane Composites Filled with Silica...

This paper presents a comparative study on thermal conductivity of PU composites containing opencell nano-porous silica aerogel and closed-cell hollow silica microsphere, respectively. The thermal conductivity of PU composites is measured at 30 C with transient hot bridge method. The insertion of polymer in pores of silica aerogel creates mixed...

Company name:
Published On: Sunday February 14th, 2016

 
 

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