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  Issue-595 - February 29, 2016   Recommend
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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Allnex Expands Relationship with Peninsula Polymers as a North America Distributor for Coating...

Allnex, a leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has announced the appointment of Peninsula Polymers as a national distributor for Allnex's Coating Additives. Effective January 2016, Peninsula Polymers broadens its portfolio as a national distributor for Allnex's Coating Additives (specifically...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Albemarle and ICL enter into long-term supply agreement for sustainable polymeric flame retardants

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, and ICL (NYSE & TASE: ICL), a leading specialty chemicals company in bromine and bromine derivatives, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement for the supply of a polymeric flame retardant. The product is manufactured at...

Company name: Albemarle Corporation
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Opening Ceremony for Bio-Polyol Joint Venture in India

Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Inc. celebrated the official launching of its joint venture bio-polyol manufacturing company in India, Vithal Castor Polyols Pvt. Ltd., with an opening ceremony on February 25th.At the ceremony, Co-CEOs of MCNS Ki Don Won and Hiroyasu Ishimaru and Jayant Agro-Organics Ltd. Chairman Abhay V. Udeshi addressed the...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYCAPROLACTONE
Perstorp develops winning formula with top sports flooring manufacturer Herculan

Perstorp, the world leader in polycaprolactone polyols, is continuously looking to diversify and develop its current portfolio of products to solve specific customer needs. One successful project has involved Herculan, a major flooring manufacturer where a new innovative product has been developed, tested and introduced into high performance...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Electrolube Makes Debut Appearance At Strategies In Light Event

Electrolube has taken a stand (706) at the forthcoming Strategies in Light event, an exhibition and conference staged at the Santa Clara Convention Centre in California (March 1-3, 2016) that draws more than 5,500 industry professionals from 73 countries. This is the first time that Electrolube will be exhibiting at Strategies in Light (also...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Switching from Styrene Polyester to Polyurethane Just Became a No-Brainer with NEW TSE-EcoSpray...

More Tubs, More Profit, Less Hassles. The benefits of switching from styrene polyester resins to TSE-EcoSpray EZ425, our styrene-free, two-part sprayable polyurethane resin that reinforces ABS co-extruded sheet, are huge! Our polyurethane resin cures four times as fast as styrene polyester, so you can make four times as many tubs in the same time,...

Company name: TSE Industries
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Allnex to Present New Developments in Coating Resins and Additives at MECS 2016

Allnex, the leading global supplier of coating resins and additives, will be exhibiting at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) 2016. At booth #D04c, Allnex experts will promote a vast portfolio of waterborne, solventborne and powder coating resins, UV/EB curable resins, additives and crosslinkers.Visitors of the Middle East Coatings show are also...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

 
Poland: coatings industry players eye expansion

As new companies expand to Poland's paint and coatings market, and established players are planning new investments, the industry has been experiencing a phase of rapid growth over the past years.However, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and its repercussions for Russia's economy are raising concerns amid Polish manufacturers over their exports and...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Dow and Nordmeccanica collaborate on new technology developments

To further accelerate the development of packaging innovation, Dow announces a global innovation and business development agreement with Nordmeccanica SpA, a specialist in coating, laminating and metallising machinery.Both companies see enormous potential to advance solutions for the flexible packaging industry by combining adhesive development...

Company name: Nordmeccanica
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Coatings technology: take a glimpse into the future

Conference for innovation managers and heads of R&D provides insights into the future of coatings technology from the innovators and mavericks who are at the leading edge of coatings research and development. At the European Coatings Future Dialogue scientists of leading international research institutes, universities and coatings manufacturers...

Company name: European Coatings Future Diaglogue- where industry meets science
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
PPG to highlight DURANAR, DURASTAR, DURAFORM coatings at 2016 Frame Building Expo

The PPG coil and building products - exterior coatings group will exhibit its full complement of DURANAR , DURASTAR and DURAFORM coatings at the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, March 9-11.PPG coatings are engineered to meet a broad range of performance and budget demands. With a 50-year track record of proven performance, Duranar...

Company name: PPG Industrial Coatings
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Ucrete floors gaining momentum in the region

Flooring specialist BASF has ramped up its offerings and are promising an extended lifespan for its Ucrete range of products.Flooring is often a forgotten component of back-of-house and Ucrete floorings are targeted towards restaurant and hotel kitchens."What you look for is durability in kitchen flooring. Normal flooring materials such as epoxy,...

Company name: BASF Master Builders Solutions
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Arizona Polymer Flooring Acquires Super-Krete International to Strengthen Position in the Decorative...

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, announced its acquisition of California-based Super-Krete International, a globally recognized manufacturer of high-quality concrete repair and restoration materials.Super-Krete is an industry leader and true market force in the...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Flowcrete Technical Bulletin 5: How to Make Sure a Resin Floor Cures

Getting the curing process right is critical to ensuring a high quality floor build-up, as if either the screed or finish fails to properly cure then it can significantly affect both its aesthetics and functionality.With screeds and resin floors, the aim of the curing process is for the system to achieve a full mechanical cure (or full cross-linked...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Thursday February 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
FREE Resources for Roof Coating Products

National Coatings have complied a short list of roofing resources that will help answers questions regarding roof coating products. This list provides resources for common roofing inquires, but keep in mind, National Coatings is available to answer any questions you may have.Cool Roof Rating CouncilThe CRRC provides building owners with information...

Company name: National Coatings
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Anti-fouling experiment yields successful results

Almouj Marina, a marina facility and yachting destination in Oman, announced successful results of an experiment to create an environmentally friendly anti-fouling for vessels.The field-experiment, which was conducted in Almouj Marina and in partnership with researchers from Sultan Qaboos University, has successfully developed a non-toxic coating...

Company name: Almouj Marina
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Lapolla Industries' 4th Generation Foam Recognized in Green Builder Media

Lapolla Industries, Inc. a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation and other energy saving products, today announced being selected in the Hot 50 Products, 2016 Editor's Choice in the Annual Awards Issue of Green Builder Magazine.Doug Kramer, CEO and President of Lapolla, stated "Lapolla made a...

Company name: Lapolla
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
SPI's 2016 Training Classes are underway!

SPI is committed to providing industry leading technical training for Spray Foam applicators, project specifiers, and owners. Training is essential for properly managing spray equipment, understanding varying field and substrate conditions, and ensuring product applications meet the project specification.Applicator spray foam training classes and...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Thursday February 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Awards Announced For Waterborne Symposium Presenters

Organizers of the 43rd Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium announced that 352 attendees participated in the event. The symposium, which took place January 31-February 5, 2016 in New Orleans, sold out its 26 Technology Showcase booths and featured 26 student posters.PCI Magazine's Award for Technical Excellence...

Company name: the 43rd Annual International Waterborne
Published On: Sunday February 28th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Dow Automotive Systems Will Present Two Papers At JEC World 2016

Engineers from Dow Automotive Systems will present two papers at JEC World 2016 in Paris:■ "VORAFORCE RTM Matrix Resin System: Mass Reduction for Mass Production" - Presented by Dr. Timothy Morle■ "Structural Adhesives for Composite Bonding in Body and Trim Shop" - Presented by Dr. Andreas Lutz and Dr. Stefan SchmatlochWHERE: Hall 5A,...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS>> ONE-COMPONENT FOAM
Filling Underground Storage Tank Systems with Polyurethane Foam

When left vacant for a number of years, underground storage tanks (USTs) may leak petroleum or other hazardous substances into the soil. When a UST corrodes and leaks, ground water can become contaminated, resulting in unsafe drinking water. To ensure public safety, UST owners need to take precautions to prevent releases by properly filling and...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Ravago expands TPE manufacturing to China

Ravago announces that it has further expanded its already-strong presence in Europe with the introduction of manufacturing capabilities of TPE into China. This dedicated manufacturing line is scheduled to begin production in April 2016 in Huzhou, Zhejiang, China. The company said in a statement that this expansion will be adding additional...

Company name: Ravago
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Covestro Offers New TPU Films for Medical Wearables and more

Nowadays, a booming wave of wearable technology development is underway in the global health care industry to improve the health of patients and lower health care costs. Wearable patches, despite still being in the early stages, hold great promise with enormous potential for the future.Covestro is committed to the medical industry, offering a range...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> RIGID FOAM>> SPRAY
Rhino Linings Recognized as a Top Distributor of Graco Polyurea and SPF Equipment

Rhino Linings Corporation, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of spray-on protective linings and coatings, has once again been named one of Graco's Top 20 Distributors for foam and polyurea equipment.Graco Inc, a manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, selected top distributors based on total equipment sales for 2015. Rhino...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> DOORS & WINDOW FRAMES
New school puts Senior's PURe windows to the test

A new primary school in Derby has become the first completed project in the UK to feature the new thermally-efficient PURe windows from leading fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems.The innovative new aluminium window system, which is the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured...

Company name: Senior Architectural Systems
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Spray Foam 101: Air Barriers

You may have heard that spray foam insulation like Icynene makes a great air barrier for homes, which can help save you money in the long term. What does that mean, though? Why do you want an air barrier for your home? Applied as a liquid, Icynene spray foam insulation quickly expands within seconds of application filling all the crevices and...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
Northwire's PUR, HFFR, LSZH, Cold Temp and Steadicam HD Cables Expand LEMO's Field-Proven Broadcast...

Well-known in the high-tech broadcast marketplace, LEMO's suite of products, including the SMPTE 3K.93C Series, media converters and its families of Push-Pull connectors add PUR (Polyurethane), HFFR (Halogen Free Flame Retardant cables), LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen cables) cold/low temperature cable and Steadicam HD cable products to their...

Company name: Northwire
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PACKAGING>> RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
General Plastics to Spotlight Polyurethane Foams for Nuclear Container Liners at WM2016 Conference

General Plastics Manufacturing Company, which has protected nuclear transportation packages from fire and collision for four decades, will be exhibiting at the 2016 Waste Management Conference March 6-10 in Phoenix, Arizona. Considered the foremost international conference focused on the management and disposition of radioactive material, this...

Company name: General Plastics Manufacturing
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Footwear companies maximize their resources

Sales of SATRA efficiency systems have doubled in the last five years as footwear companies look to save money.The largest areas of growth for SATRA systems have been in India, Indonesia and Vietnam, which reflects the expansion of the footwear industry within these countries.The SATRA production efficiency systems (SATRASumm, VisionStitch and...

Company name: Satra
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Dow Announces Settlement in Urethanes Class Action Litigation

The Dow Chemical Company has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the In re Urethanes Class Action litigation. In this settlement agreement, Dow has agreed to pay the plaintiff class $835 million. This settlement agreement is conditioned on the United States Supreme Court agreeing to hold Dow's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Sunday February 28th, 2016

 
Bayer spin-off Covestro may acquire its way into adjacent coating-additive business

Covestro AG, spun out of drugmaker Bayer AG last year, said it will look for small acquisitions to move into adjacent areas within dispersions as suppliers to the $130 billion paints-and-coatings industry look to consolidate.The Leverkusen, Germany-based company is a dominant player in the polyurethane and polycarbonate markets, and any deals in...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
Keys to Competitiveness in Today's Turbulent World

Each year, CERA Week presents an opportunity to paint the global energy picture. This year, the discussion centered on how evolving energy dynamics are driving companies - and countries - to refocus their priorities toward creating real and lasting value.In the past, the global energy landscape has consisted primarily of the "haves" and the "have...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
Sioux Rubber & Urethane will be at GEAPS 2016 Exchange in Austin TX

Derek DeGroot and Jordan Langley will be in Sioux Rubber & Urethane's booth 1377 at the GEAPS Trade Show February 28th- March 1st. Don't miss this opportunity to see all of our products and capabilities in person and possibly get a free t-shirt or koozie while supplies last.

Company name: Sioux Rubber & Urethane
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
BASF: Market environment remains volatile and challenging

The market environment continued to be volatile and challenging. Growth rates for the global economy, industrial production and the chemical industry in 2015 all lagged considerably behind the company's expectations. "Over the course of the year, global economic growth slowed significantly. In this economic environment, we have taken decisive...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
BorsodChem has commenced the establishment of its Energy Management System

In terms of a sustainable development, laying great emphasis on the responsible management of natural resources and on the enhancement of energy efficiency, BorsodChem Zrt. has made the decision to introduce and operate the Energy Management System in line with the regulations of the ISO 50001 standard.In order to support the company’s ambitions...

Company name: Wanhua-BorsodChem
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
Sadara: the countdown continues

The boards of directors of Saudi Aramco, Dow Chemical Company (Dow), and the Sadara Chemical Company gathered at the Sadara complex recently to get a closer look at the significant progress made at the facility.The visit was headed by Saudi Aramco Chairman of the Board of Directors HE Khalid A. Al-Falih and Dow Chairman and CEO, Andrew Liveris....

Company name: Saudi Aramco
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Baumer hhs establishes subsidiary in Spain

With effect from 1 March 2016, Baumer hhs will be establishing a new subsidiary in Spain. Baumer hhs Sistemas de Aplicacion de Adhesivos, S.L.U. will be based in Constanti, near Tarragona. The new company's General Manager will be Vicent Martinez Gil, who will at the same time continue to support Baumer hhs customers in the Levante in his capacity...

Company name: Baumer
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
Successful first year for Covestro

Adjusted EBITDA up 41.3% compared with 2014 to EUR 1.64 billion / Sales up 2.7% to EUR 12.08 billion / Leap in profits at Polycarbonates - CAS segment with record sales / Free operating cash flow at new high of EUR 964 million / First dividend of EUR 0.70 per share proposed / Volume growth and high cash inflows expected again in 2016Materials...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

 
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Announces Expanded Membership Opportunity

The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has added an Affiliate member category to expand the types of businesses eligible to join CPI. The Affiliate member category includes distributors, consulting and marketing companies, and research and development companies. These companies have unique roles in key...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Steve Thoen Named General Manager for Alexandria Industries

Alexandria Industries today promoted Steve Thoen to general manager of its Alexandria Precision Machining facility located in Alexandria, Minn. Thoen will manage operations, manufacturing, and engineering, while working to assure the satisfaction of customers and well-being of employees."Steve's experience in machining and operations management...

Company name: Alexandria Industries
Published On: Thursday February 25th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Mixtures of crosslinking agents

The invention relates to a crosslinker composition comprising a reaction product of a cyclic urea U and a multifunctional aliphatic aldehyde A, and at least one crosslinker selected from the group consisting of reaction products of an aminotriazine and at least one aldehyde selected from the group consisting of aliphatic monoaldehydes and...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Digestion of keratin

The present invention relates to the chemical digestion of keratin, such as avian feathers and wool. The digestion product is made by heating the feathers or wool with a solvent selected from glycols, alkanolamines, polyamines, and combinations thereof. The resulting digested keratin product is a keratin-derived polyol useful for making polymeric...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
High recycle content polyester polyols

Polyester polyols made from thermoplastic polyesters are disclosed. The polyols are reaction products of a thermoplastic polyester, a glycol, and a hydrophobe selected from ricinoleic acid, ethoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C.sub.9-C.sub.18 dicarboxylic acids, tung oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, cardanol-based products, recycled...

Company name: Resinate Materials Group
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanate

A method for producing an isocyanate, comprising: a carbamation step of generating an N-substituted carbamate from an organic primary amine, urea and an organic hydroxy compound according to a carbamation reaction, and then recovering a first gaseous phase component containing the urea and/or a compound having a carbonyl group derived from the...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
Method for producing xylylene diisocyanate and system for producing xylylene diisocyanate

A method for producing xylylene diisocyanate includes a thermal decomposition step of thermally decomposing xylylene dicarbamate; a first separation step of separating, from the thermal decomposition product obtained in the thermal decomposition step, an isocyanate-containing component containing xylylene diisocyanate as a main component and an...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Scratch-resistant-coated polycarbonates with high transparency, process for their production, and...

The present invention relates to a process for the coating of polycarbonate substrates, in particular of transparent polycarbonate substrates, by applying a transparent coating composition encompassing at least one radiation-curing binder resin (A) and/or reactive diluent (C), nanoparticles (B), optionally solvent and at least one light stabilizer...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Photo-curable ink composition

A photo-curable ink composition obtained upon mixing a first printing liquid with a second printing liquid. The first printing liquid includes, at least, UV curable polyurethane dispersions and colorant; the second printing liquid includes, at least, hydrophobic radiation-curable monomers, water-soluble or water-miscible radiation curable monomers...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> CASTING RESINS
Polythiourethane-based casting resin having high fracture resistance and low specific weight

The invention has as subject matter a method for producing a polyurethane cast resin, wherein the production comprises the steps of mixing at least one thiol component with at least one isocyanate component, degassing of the mixture and hardening of the polyurethane polymer in a one-stage process. Cast resins for electronic or optoelectronic...

Company name: BRUNO BOCK Chemische Fabrik
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Aqueous aluminum brazing composition

An aqueous aluminum brazing composition contains, as a binder resin, a water-soluble/dispersible polyurethane resin that exhibits a residual ratio of 60% by mass or less in a 400.degree. C. heating environment and exhibits a residual ratio of 1.0% by mass or less in a 520.degree. C. heating environment.

Company name: Harima Chemicals
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Air permeable laminated film and manufacturing method therefor

Provided is an air permeable laminated film capable of being applied to anti-virus protective clothing, a protective film for a car coating, sportswear, and the like, and more particularly, an air permeable laminated film capable of improving strength and maintaining air permeability by laminating a reinforcement film such as a nonwoven fabric, a...

Company name: EasyChem
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COATING COMPOSITION
Urethane resin composition, coating agent, and article

The present invention provides a urethane resin composition containing a urethane resin having polymerizable unsaturated groups and an aqueous medium. The urethane resin is obtained by reacting a polyol with a polyisocyanate. The polyol contains an alkylenediol having two or more polymerizable unsaturated groups or an oxyalkylenediol having two or...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Expandable polyurethane composition and manufacturing method of polyurethane foam

An expandable polyurethane composition contains (A) a polyisocyanate, (B) an active hydrogen containing compound containing (B1) a polyol and (B2) water, and (C) a cross-linking agent composition. The cross-linking agent composition (C) contains a cross-linking agent (C1) and a carboxylic acid (C2). The cross-linking agent (C1) can be selected from...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
Polyurethane foam and associated method and article

A polyurethane foam is prepared from a reaction mixture that includes an aromatic isocyanate compound, and blowing agent, and a polyol that itself includes a poly(phenylene ether) having a number average molecular weight of 600 to 2000 atomic mass units and an average of 1.5 to 3 hydroxyl groups per molecule. Use of the poly(phenylene ether) is...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
Cellular structures and viscoelastic polyurethane foams

The present invention discloses a structure comprising a plurality of three dimensional cells, wherein each cell comprises exterior walls defining an interior void wherein the walls comprise a plurality of struts and windows, the struts forming borders for the plurality of windows, wherein the struts have a plurality of pores. The present invention...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Isocyanate-based polymer foam with improved thermal insulation properties

This invention relates to rigid isocyanate-based polymer foam comprising a carbon black component comprising at least 50 weight percent of a fluorinated carbon black. Said foam having improved thermal properties, specifically, rigid polyurethane and/or polyisocyanurate foams for use in insulation applications.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> WATER-BLOWN
Low density full water blown polyurethane rigid foam

A formulation for preparing a low density, full water blown polyurethane rigid foam includes an isocyanate component; an isocyanate-reactive component comprising from 30-50 wt % of a first polyether polyol having a functionality greater than 5 and an OH value from 350-550 mg.sub.KOH/g; from 5 to 25 wt % of a diol having an OH value from 100-300...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating composition, method for the production thereof, use thereof, and substrates coated therewith...

The present invention relates to coating compositions comprising at least one isocyanate compound, at least one hydroxyl-containing compound, at least one aldimine and/or ketimine, one or more fillers, one or more pigments, at least one solvent, and, optionally, one or more additives. The invention also relates to processes for preparing these...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
Polyurethane coating agent

The invention relates to a component set for producing a polyurethane coating agent that can be cured by a chemical isocyanate reaction, at least comprising (A) a liquid reaction component A containing the polyhydroxyl compound of the polyurethane binder, (B) a liquid reaction component B containing the polyisocyanate for cross-linking the...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Coating composition with excellent tactile characteristics, preparation method thereof, and transfer...

The present invention provides: a coating composition comprising a UV curable resin containing an acryloyl functional group, an isocyanate-based compound, an antioxidant, and a solvent, wherein the UV curable resin is prepared by copolymerization of an acrylate monomer containing an epoxy functional group and a silicone macromonomer and then...

Company name: LG Hausys
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SOLVENT BASED
Solvent-containing clearcoat coating composition, process for preparation thereof and use thereof

Described is a solvent-containing clearcoat coating composition comprising (A) an OH-functional (meth)acrylate (co)polymer component composed of (A1) at least one OH-functional (meth)acrylate (co)polymer having an OH number of 60-200 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature T.sub.g of 15.degree. C. to 100.degree. C., and (A2) at least one...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
Structural polyurethane adhesive

The present invention relates to a two-component polyurethane adhesive consisting of a polyol component and a polyisocyanate component, wherein the polyol component comprises a triol with a molar mass of 1,000 to 10,000 g/mol, a diol having two primary hydroxy groups and a molar mass of 60 to 150 g/mol, a poly(trimethylene oxide) diol or a...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Decorative element with TPU film

A method for producing a decorative element includes the steps of: (a) preparing a thermoplastic polyurethane (abbreviated TPU) film, at least one ornament, and a releasing film coated with a glue layer on a plane thereof; (b) disposing the plane of the releasing film coated with the glue layer facing the ornament; (c) arranging the ornament...

Company name: Jah-Yih-Enterprise
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic polyurethanes with exceptional fire resistance

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) formulations including phosphonate oligomers, phosphonate co-oligomers, phosphonate polymers, or phosphonate containing copolymers which exhibit an excellent combination of properties including optical transparency and melt flow without significant reduction in other important physical or mechanical properties and...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Inorganic filled lightweight polyurethane composites

Provided are construction products with a density in the range from about 10 pcf to about 125 pcf and comprising an inorganic filler cross-linked in a polyurethane matrix produced by an exothermic reaction between at least one alcohol having two or more reactive hydroxyl groups per molecule and at least one isocyanate having more than one reactive...

Company name: United States Gypsum Company
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FILAMENT WINDING
Composite filament textile and environment-friendly composite filament artificial leather...

An environmental-friendly composite filament artificial leather includes a composite filament textile and an elastomer film. The composite filament textile is made of composite filament. The composite filament includes at least one core portion and a sheath portion. The at least one core portion is a polyester-type polymer, a polyamide polymer or a...

Company name: San Fang Chemical Industry
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
Reusable multilayer and multifunctional floor underlay

The present invention relates to a floor underlay, which is reusable and has multilayer and multifunctional characteristics. The floor underlay is used for joining the floor and floor decoration sheets. The structure of the floor underlay comprises adhesive layers, support layers, waterproof layers, and a multiple-media intermediate layer. The...

Company name:
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Tire with multilayer innerliner

The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a carcass and an innerliner in direct contact with the carcass, the innerliner comprising: a microlayer polymer composite film comprising alternating layers of a polyurethane and an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer.

Company name: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Polyurethane polishing pad

The polishing pad is for planarizing at least one of semiconductor, optical and magnetic substrates. The polishing pad includes a cast polyurethane polymeric material formed from a prepolymer reaction of H.sub.12MDI/TDI with polytetramethylene ether glycol to form an isocyanate-terminated reaction product. The isocyanate-terminated reaction product...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Method for producing a planographic printing plate

Provided is a method of producing a planographic printing plate, including: subjecting a planographic printing plate precursor, which has a support and a positive-working image recording layer, to image-wise exposure; and developing it using an alkaline aqueous solution which contains a specific compound and has a pH of from 8.5 to 10.8, in this...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Use of polymers as additives in a polymer matrix

The present invention relates to the use of polymers of the following formula (I): ##STR00001## wherein: A.sub.1i represents un radical alkylene divalent comprising from 2 to 20 carbon atoms; A.sub.2i represents a radical alkylene divalent comprising from 2 to 20 carbon atoms; X.sub.1i is chosen from the group consisting of: --S--, --CH.sub.2-- and...

Company name: Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
Telechelic macromer, method for producing telechelic macromer and composition containing telechelic...

A telechelic macromer is disclosed having (meth)acrylic end-groups and a core. The macromer defined by Formula 1 comprises a core Y (Formulas 2 to 9) that is linked to (meth)acrylic groups by urethane, ester or anhydride bonds and has iodine value ranging from 5 to 75. The method involves a chemical reaction carried out in solvent, ranging 6-24...

Company name: Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
Polyimide precursor composition and use thereof

An object of the present invention is to provide (a) a polyimide precursor solution which is curable at low temperatures (not more than 200.degree. C.) and which has excellent long-term storage stability, (b) a photosensitive resin composition, a photosensitive resin film, a thermosetting resin composition, and a polyimide insulating film, each of...

Company name: Kaneka
Published On: Saturday February 27th, 2016

 
Methods and compositions for making an amino acid triisocyanate

A method of making an amino acid triisocyanate is provided, the method comprising reacting an amino acid trihydrochloride with phosgene to form the amino acid triisocyanate. In some embodiments, the amino acid trihydrochloride comprises lysine ester trihydrochloride salt and the amino acid triisocyanate comprises lysine ester triisocyanate. In some...

Company name: Warsaw Orthopedic
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
Synthesis and characterization of UV-curable castor oil-based polyfunctional polyurethane acrylate...

In this paper, UV-curable castor oil-based polyfunctional polyurethane acrylate (COME-PUA) was synthesized via photo-click chemistry and isocyanate polyurethane reaction. Facile and highly efficient side-chain functionalization of castor oil (CO) was first achieved via thiol-ene photo-click chemistry with β-mercaptoethanol (ME). 1H NMR result...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Friday February 26th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Morphological Changes under Strain for Different Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Monitored by SAXS...

In tensile tests of six different hand-cast thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) with a hard-segment content = 0.51, the volume fraction of hard domains (vh) has been tracked. The materials exhibit a linear increase up to a strain of ≈0.5 (strain-induced phase separation). Thereafter a linear decrease of vh is indicated. When stretched by 100%...

Company name: University of Hamburg
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Thermal Stability and Ablation Behavior of Modified Polydimethylsiloxane-Based Polyurethane...

Series of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based polyurethane (PU)/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) composites are prepared using ether or polyether modified diol/polyol PDMS prepolymers, isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and either non-reactive or reactive POSS. The effect of POSS incorporated chemically or physically, number of ethylene oxide...

Company name:
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
Preparation, characterization, and properties of silicate/polyurethaneurea composites based on...

The silicate/polyurethaneurea composites based on dipropylene glycol dibenzoate were prepared via a room-temperature-cured process. Characterization of the composites was accomplished using scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transformation infrared spectrum, and Raman spectroscopy, and the mechanism, mechanical properties and...

Company name: Henan Polytechnic University
Published On: Monday February 29th, 2016

 
 

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