Issue-598 - March 21, 2016   Recommend
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Want VOC compliant polyurethane coatings with low viscosity? Here's how.

Viscosity. It's all around us and it affects us every day without us even realising it. Many a bacon sandwich has bared witness to attempts of beating tomato ketchup from a bottle or the poor hair conditioner bottle that has had its life squeezed out of it to get the last remaining soapy residue. Viscosity is a menial challenge that's easily...

Company name: Incorez
Published On: Thursday March 17th, 2016

Incorez at American Coatings Show 2016

Incorez, a global leader in Oxazolidine chemistry and manufacturer of specialist resins and polymers, will be showcasing the Incozol range of Oxazolidine Technology at the American Coatings Show 2016 (Indianapolis, IN, USA, April 12-14).The Incozol range of high performance additives brings exceptional levels of performance to polyurethane...

Company name: Incorez
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

FRX Polymers Honored during Belgian Business Award for the Environment

FRX Polymers today announced it has been named in the top three for the Belgian Business Award for the Environment. FRX Polymers is a US based company with a wholly owned Belgian subsidiary and a commercial manufacturing plant in Antwerp. The awards are given by the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) who reward companies that excel through...

Company name: FRX Polymers
Published On: Tuesday March 15th, 2016

BASF completes capacity increase for 1,4-butanediol in Geismar, Louisiana

BASF completed its two-step capacity expansion for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by approximately 20 percent at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana during the first quarter of 2016. The double-digit million-dollar investment increased production capacity by implementing measures to boost efficiency and improve...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Perstorp reinforces high performance coating systems for harsh infrastructural environments at MECS...

Important industrial developments across the Middle East and African (MEAF) region benefit from coatings that protect pipework and other structures against the strong sun, chemicals and abrasion. MEAF countries are showing an increasing interest in protecting infrastructure and buildings against fire and this is boosting the demand for intumescent...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Tuesday March 15th, 2016

Cray Valley publishes new C4 Brochure

Cray Valley is please to announce a new C4, Liquid Polybutadiene Brochure. Cray Valley has the widest range of liquid Polybutadienes in the industry. Later in 2016, Cray Valley will christen a new state-of-the-art facility in Carling France, to complement and enhance their four existing locations.

Company name: Cray Valley
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Safic-Alcan announces new distribution agreement with Vencorex

Safic-Alcan entered into an agreement with Vencorex to distribute their aliphatic isocyanates in France effective March 1st, 2016.The product range includes well known trade names such as Tolonate and Easaqua . This agreement reinforces the partnership between Safic Alcan and Vencorex who have been working together for many years."The extension of...

Company name: Safic-Alcan
Published On: Tuesday March 15th, 2016

ALBERDINGK BOLEY at the EUROCOAT in Paris, 22 - 24 March 2016

ALBERDINGK, the european leader of waterbased binders and 100% polyols, will attend the EUROCOAT Exhibition in Paris from 22 to 24 March 2016.We will present you there the latest innovations and their exceptionel performances : ■ NEW : 2016 ECOLABEL 2016 : New ADH-free dispersions■ NEW : AC 36XX : New range of acrylate dispersions, with...

Company name: Alberdingk Boley, Inc
Published On: Sunday March 20th, 2016

Trade story: Open cell versus closed cell Polyurethane foam: Is there a difference?

The application of closed cell polyurethane foams for building insulation has been around for over 30 years, but recently the availability of an open cell option has come onto the market. Architects, specifiers and building consultants may well be confused as to the merits of these different systems.The British Urethane Foam Contractors...

Company name: the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association
Published On: Tuesday March 15th, 2016

Univar to Highlight Total Solutions for Paint and Coatings at 2016 American Coatings Show

As manufacturers face increasing regulatory and consumer-driven requirements, the need for both innovative and cost-effective technologies is more critical than ever to formulating architectural paints and industrial coatings. At the upcoming 2016 American Coatings Show (ACS) in Indianapolis, April 12 -14, Univar's coatings experts will be...

Company name: Univar
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Success in High-Growth SPF Market Not Just About Integrated Supply Position

Methylene diphenyl diisocyante (MDI) is used to produce spray polyurethane foam (SPF) used in range of industries including building & construction where it can be found in insulation and roofing products. The technical capabilities, capital intensity and intellectual property required within these applications limit manufacturing to large chemical...

Company name: Principia Partners
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

What Fomo's Three-Point Product Pledge Means For You

If you attended the SprayFoam 2016 Convention and Expo, or read our recap blog post, you have been introduced to our Three-Point Product Pledge. With this initiative, we pledge to continue to provide products that exceed performance expectations, improve the contractor's experience and contribute to a better environment using Solstice GBA from...

Company name: Fomo Products Inc
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Ashland Launches FDA-compliant Purekote 23589 Coating for Use in Food Packaging Applications

Food packaging used to be focused on getting product on the shelf unspoiled and undamaged. Today, it's driven by consumer demand for choices and manufacturers' desire to grow market share and buyer loyalty with line extensions and sub-brands. The fierce battle for buyers' attention on overcrowded grocery shelves means today's packaging must not...

Company name: Ashland
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

IMCD to distribute Covestro's coatings and adhesives raw materials in France

Covestro reached an agreement with IMCD France on the distribution of coatings and adhesives raw materials in France, expanding the current cooperation beyond the raw materials Covestro offers to the textile industry. From May 1, 2016, the French company will hold inventory and distribute the materials to the coatings and adhesives industry...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Sika Australia - Adhesives and Sealant Solutions for Rail Vehicle Manufacturers

Sika Australia supplies innovative bonding, sealing, damping and reinforcing products that optimise rail vehicles, while reducing costs to manufacturers.Adhesive and sealant solutions for rail vehiclesSika provides solutions for direct glazing and sealing applications in rail vehicles. The company also offers high-performance adhesives with...

Company name: Sika Australia
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Technology demonstrator for hollow components wins JEC World Innovation Award

This year's winner in the RTM category at the JEC World Innovation Awards shows how complex hollow parts can be mass-produced in an automated process at competitive prices. The joint project of KTM Technologies, H2K Minerals, Teufelberger and BASF takes an integrative view of the process chain-from core formation and the manufacturing of the...

Company name: JEC World Innovation Awards
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Two new R.I.M. polyurethane resin products from Alchemie

PU 3833 and PU 3833F are two component, R.I.M. polyurethane systems, which are impact resistant, low colour, UV stabilised and can be easily pigmented. The systems are ideal for rapid prototyping and limited production runs using metering machinery, with or without vacuum.Our materials are developed to be processed using conventional two component...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

OSV Technologiya - 10 years on the polymer market

On the 14th of March OSV Technologiya celebrated 10 years from the day of registration. We would like to say thank you to all our suppliers, clients for successful cooperation, support and confidence in our products all this time!..

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Sunday March 20th, 2016

Dow Polyurethane Technologies Enable Code-Compliant Insulation Solutions in North America

U.S. buildings account for 41 percent of all energy consumed in the U.S.,1 a number which can be reduced with the use of construction materials that are energy efficient, reduce carbon footprints, and meet more stringent regulations. Dow InsulationScience delivers high performance polyurethane solutions to do just that, ultimately helping builders...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Dow Updates THERMAX XARMOR Exterior Insulation with Color Enhancement for Rainscreen Applications

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, announces a dark exterior facer to optimize THERMAX XARMOR (ci) Exterior Insulation in North America for rainscreen applications. THERMAX XARMOR boasts the strongest embossed exterior foil facer and provides builders with durability for long-term performance. It uniquely...

Company name: Dow Building Solutions
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Accella Performance Materials Announces Transition from ArncoPathway to Accella Tire Fill Systems

Two of the world's most trusted tire fill brands - ArncoPathway and Zeus Tyre Fill - have formally consolidated as Accella Tire Fill Systems, a subsidiary of Accella Performance Materials, a leading manufacturer of polyurethane systems and recycled rubber products. Accella purchased both entities and transitioned operations to the new nomenclature...

Company name: Accella Tire Fill Systems
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Footwear open day - an introduction to testing: March 16th, August 24th and December 14th

This event is aimed at SATRA members and non-members including manufacturers, sourcing companies and retailers of all types of footwear and materials. It is ideal for newly appointed as well as more experienced technologists and buyers.The day is intended to provide delegates with information about the importance of testing footwear, the...

Company name: Satra
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Huntington's Rubberlite Inc. shows no signs of slowing

If founder J. Allen Mayo hadn't been passed up for a national sales job at American National Rubber, one of Huntington's most notable and successful businesses may not exist.It's one of those times in your life where you have to make a decision, Mayo said. "The way I was raised it was all about respect - respecting other people and demanding other...

Company name: Rubberlite Inc
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

FRIMO at UTECH North America

UTECH North America is once again just around the corner, set for April 6 and 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest products on the market, source new suppliers, and learn about key issues and developments in the polyurethane industry during the conference. FRIMO will be taking this opportunity to...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Plastics Conquer Further Applications

The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is kicking off its canvassing and registration phase for the 2017 session with momentum from the record-breaking event in 2015. The 24th Fakuma proved its worth in every respect as an outstanding industry event for all aspects of industrial plastics processing, and private trade fair...

Company name: The FAKUMA international trade fair
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

24th World Sustainable Energy Days - ISOPA was there!

Last month ISOPA attended the 24th World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria.The event attracted 700 participants from 51 countries, including the European Commission, industry, NGOs, and academics.Once more, the European Commission took the opportunity to remind participants that the renovation of existing buildings is key to achieve COP21...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Thursday March 17th, 2016

ISOPA becomes an International Non-Profit Organisation

ISOPA is pleased to announce that it has become an International Non-Profit Organisation under Belgian law (AISBL).Thanks to the new status, ISOPA is now an independent legal entity operating providing a modern and transparent corporate structure. ISOPA was founded in 1987 and has since then been an affiliated association to Cefic.

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Consolidation and enhancement of R&D facilities in the Mizushima Works

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has finalized a decision to consolidate and enhance the R&D facilities in its Mizushima Works in Okayama, Japan, including the construction of a new research complex, in order to reinforce the development of new technologies and enrich the research environment.As the home to laboratories such as the Chemistry & Chemical...

Company name: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp
Published On: Wednesday March 16th, 2016

Major appoints new CEO

Major Wire Industries Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of Haver & Boecker, is getting a new CEO. President and CEO, Jean Leblond, has retired as of the January 31st, 2016 after 26 years of service as owner of the company.Taking over is Alain Durand, who was the vice-president of international sales. "Major has grown significantly and succeeded...

Company name: Major Wire Industries
Published On: Tuesday March 15th, 2016

Low emissions polyurethane foam made with isocyanate reactive amine catalyst

Tertiary amine catalysts having isocyanate reactive groups that are capable of forming thermally stable covalent bonds able to withstand temperatures from C. and higher and up to C. are disclosed. These catalyst can be used to produce polyurethane foam having the following desirable characteristics: a) very low chemical...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

High molecular weight castor oil-based polyols and uses thereof

Castor oil-based polyol polymer compositions and their use in processes for preparing polyurethane compounds with modified properties (e.g. tensile strength, hydrolytic stability, and the like) are described.

Company name: Vertellus Specialties Inc
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Process for the preparation of polyether-ester polyols

The present invention provides a process for the preparation of polyols based on fatty acid esters and starter compounds having Zerewitinoff-active hydrogen atoms and the use thereof for the preparation of polyurethane materials.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Water-emulsifiable isocyanates for coatings having an improved gloss

The invention relates to new, water-emulsifiable isocyanates, to a process for preparing water-emulsifiable isocyanates, and to the use thereof.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

A method for improving toughness of polyisocyanate polyaddition reaction products

Use of compounds selected from polyols derived from dimer fatty acids and/or dimer fatty alcohols as toughening agent in a process for making polyisocyanate polyaddition reaction products, in particular for polyisocyanate polyaddition reaction products having a hardblock >40% and a process for making said products.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Silicone backbone prepolymers for flame resistant polyurethanes

Embodiments of the invention provide for coatings that include the reaction product of at least a sodium silicate solution, at least one isocyanate reactive component having at least one of a hydroxyl and an amine functionality of between about 2 and about 4, at least one intumescent filler, at least one filler, optionally a suspension agent and at...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Inkjet ink, ink cartridge, and inkjet recording device

An inkjet ink including: water; a water-soluble organic solvent; a pigment; polycarbonate modified urethane resin particles; an ultraviolet absorber; and a light stabilizer.

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Inkjet recording method, and printed material

An inkjet recording method comprising, in order, as step a an application step of providing an undercoat layer by applying an undercoat composition onto a recording medium, as step b an image formation step of forming an image by discharging an ink composition onto the undercoat layer, as step c a curing step of irradiating the undercoat layer and...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Thermochromic coating and method of manufacturing thereof

A thermochromic coating that comprises a thermo chromic compound and a polyurea resin. The thermo chromic compound and polyurea resin form a thermochromic layer. The coating optionally has a protective layer containing a resin and a UV-blocking material arranged on top of the thermochromic layer. A reflective layer containing a reflective material...

Company name: Swift River Properties
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Dressing for compromised wound healing

The invention relates to a bioactive medical product, or dressing, characterised in that it comprises at least an inner layer formed by a hydrogel and an outer layer formed by a biodegradable and bioabsorbable polyurethane, said inner layer being impregnated with an N-terminal peptide of 20 amino acids of pro-adrenomedullin and the outer layer...

Company name: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Process for making a flexible polyurethane foam

Process for making a flexible polyurethane foam by reacting a polyisocyanate and a polyol composition in the presence of water, a reactive amine catalyst and a specific metal salt. The foams have a low level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and a desirable combination of mechanical and durability properties.

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Production of viscoelastic polyurethane systems using block polymers having bonded siloxane blocks...

The use of bonded siloxane block polymers of the general average formula (I) M.sub.aM.sup.1.sub.bD.sub.cD.sup.1.sub.d T.sub.eQ.sub.fG.sub.g as additive in the production of PUR foam using at least one polyol component and at least one isocyanate component, wherein the polyol component used has an average hydroxyl number, determined to DIN...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Fast curing composition for the manufacture of polyurethane cementitious hybrid flooring

The present application relates to a multi-component composition comprising a polyol component comprising one or more polyols and water, a polyisocyanate component comprising methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), a powder component comprising cement, calcium hydroxide and one or more aggregates and less than 0.5 wt.-%, based on the total weight of...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Flame retardant coating

A flame retardant coating is disclosed. The flame retardant coating comprises polyurea elastomer, spray processable graphite, a graphite stabilizer agent, and a flame retardant. A method of manufacturing a flame retardant polyurea elastomer coating is also disclosed. A two part polymerizable system is provided comprising a first part containing...

Company name:
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Polyurethane based roadway forming

Provided herein are roadways containing polyurethane materials. A roadway includes a base layer of a compacted in situ material and/or a wear layer disposed on the base layer. One or both of these layers may include the polyurethane material to bind other components in the layers and to form more robust and durable roadway structures capable of...

Company name: Technisoil Industrial
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Highly durable outdoor textile fabric having improved resistancy and repellency

The present invention relates to a highly durable, water resistant, and water and/or oil repellent outdoor textile fabric. The outdoor textile fabric may be prepared by treating the front surface of the textile fabric with an aqueous treatment composition containing a fluorochemical agent and applying a second treatment composition containing a...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Golf ball cores having foam center and themoplastic outer layers

Golf ball multi-layered core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes a foam inner core (center); and intermediate and outer core layers. Foamed polyurethane is preferably used to make the inner core. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably made from non-foamed thermoplastic compositions...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Antimicrobial catheters

Antimicrobial catheters and medical devices are provided. In some aspects, a low durometer aliphatic polyether polyurethane may be impregnated with a first antimicrobial agent (e.g., minocycline and rifampin) and coated with a second antimicrobial agent (e.g., chlorhexidine, gendine, or gardine). The antimicrobial catheters may display improved...

Company name: The University of Texas System
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Contoured support insole

A contoured insole especially advantageous for users with medium to high arches is disclosed. It comprises a generally foot-shaped base extending from a heel end to a toe end, which comprises a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface of the base preferably further comprises two indentations formed integrally therein in a forefoot area...

Company name: Spenco Medical
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016


An insole (10) for a shoe, having: a spring steel plate (50), which is stiff in the transverse direction of the sole, particularly in the ball region of the foot, vertically flexible in the longitudinal direction of the sole and retstores itself elastically after loading, wherein the spring steel place (50) has a transverse profile (55)...

Company name: Fleximed
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Process for the preparation of urethanes

Urethanes are prepared by oxidative carbonylation of at least one amino compound in the presence of carbon monoxide, oxygen and organic, at least one hydroxyl-group-carrying compound. The carbonylation is carried out in the absence of halogen-containing promoters. The carbonylation is also carried out in the presence of a metal complex catalyst...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Multi-arm hydrophilic urethane polymers, methods of making them, and compositions and processes...

Hydrophilic, multi-arm urethane polymers are described that are dispersible and/or soluble in water, and provide wetting, foaming and cleaning benefits for aqueous cleaning products, including hard surface cleaners, machine dishwash, and liquid hand dishwash compositions.

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Research on the Thermal Decomposition Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism of Pyridinol-Blocked...

A series of pyridinol-blocked isophorone isocyanates, based on pyridinol including 2-hydroxypyridine, 3-hydroxypyridine, and 4-hydroxypyridine, was synthesized and characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and FTIR spectra. The deblocking temperature of blocked isocyanates was established by thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Flexible aliphatic poly(isocyanurate–oxazolidone) resins based on poly(ethylene glycol) diglycidyl...

New flexible aliphatic oxazolidone-isocyanurate networks (AISOX) are obtained by reacting a low molecular weight diisocyanate (4,4′-methylene dicyclohexyl diisocyanate, H12MDI) and a macro-diepoxyde (poly(ethylene glycol) diglycidyl ether, Mn = 526, PEGDGE) in different molar ratio. The curing reaction, carried out from 25 °C to...

Company name: Helwan University
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Prediction of viscoelastic properties with coarse‐grained molecular dynamics and experimental...

To explore the relationship between microscopic structure and viscoelastic properties of polyurea, a coarse-grained (CG) model is developed by a structure matching method and validated against experiments conducted on a controlled, benchmark material. Using the Green-Kubo method, the relaxation function is computed from the autocorrelation of the...

Company name: Arizona State University
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016

Comparison of the effects of linking diglycidyl ether‐terminated PDMS and BPA onto...

Flexible poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) or rigid bisphenol A (BPA) with diglycidyl ether end groups was linked to polyurethane (PU), which was composed of 4,4′-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) as a hard segment and poly(tetramethylene ether)glycol as a soft segment. A control PDMS (CPDMS) series was prepared with an additional deprotonation...

Company name: The University of Suwon
Published On: Monday March 21st, 2016


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