Issue-599 - March 28, 2016   Recommend
Press Releases Patents Technical Papers
Dow Corning to Tout Newest Additions to Industry-Leading Portfolio of Silicone-Based Additives,...

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will showcase in booth #249 at the American Coatings Show 2016 the four newest additions to its already extensive product portfolio for the coatings industry. These include Dow Corning 108F Additive,Dow Corning 8590 Additive, Dow Corning 2405 Resin and Dow Corning...

Company name: Dow Corning
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Dow Corning announces direct sales, service to the polyurethane foam market

The silicone technology leader is responding to market needs for proven silicone surfactants, new choices and collaborative product-development support.Dow Corning Corporation - a global leader in silicone and silicon-based technology - has announced that it will now serve the polyurethane foam market directly. The company will showcase its global...

Company name: Dow Corning - Polyurethane Foam Additives
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Ascend Performance starts production of Hexatran trifunctional amine in US

Ascend Performance Materials' Specialty Chemicals division announced today that it has successfully produced its first full-scale production run of its newest trifunctional amine Hexatran . Customer testing of the amine has been active over the past two years and is now being commercialized into finished products out of Ascend's Decatur, Alabama...

Company name: Ascend Performance
Published On: Saturday March 26th, 2016

Join Novomer at UTECH 2016 April 6-7

UTECH North America commences in Charlotte in fourteen days and we're excited to see you there. Come visit us at booth 320 in the exhibit hall where we'll be sharing our recent developments in Converge Polyols for rigid and flexible foams, coatings, adhesives, and more. In particular, we'd like to invite you to join us in Theater 1 on April 6th...

Company name: Novomer
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Trend report on bio-based polymers - with satisfaction guarantee

Convinced to have compiled the best market and trend reports on bio-based polymers (and also their precursors) there is today, the German nova-Institute now offers to buy the full report "Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World - Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends Towards 2020" for EUR 3,000 - and if the...

Company name: the nova-Institute for Ecology and Innovation
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

OMNOVA to Launch Several Coatings Innovations for Paint and Floor Care at American Coatings Show

OMNOVA Solutions will introduce four new coatings products at the American Coatings Show, April 12, 2016 in Indianapolis, significantly expanding the company's presence and portfolio for the specialty coatings market in North America."OMNOVA's continued growth in coatings is supported by a strong strategic focus on specialty applications and...

Company name: OMNOVA Solutions
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Sherwin-Williams Introduces JCX Coating Design for Commercial Aircraft

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings JCX polyester urethaneis a high-performance, high-productivity coating designed for exterior use on commercial aircraft. It features simplified packaging as well as faster dry times. These features all lead to improved productivity for the paint shop. JCX coating is specifically focused on productivity...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Spray-On Coating May Ease Icing Problems

Research is underway on a durable, inexpensive ice-repellent coating developed with airplanes, oil rigs, power lines and other industrial machinery or structures in mind.Researchers at the University of Michigan may have developed a coating alternative to expensive chemical melting agents and labor-intensive scrapers and hammers.Led by Anish...

Company name: The University of Michigan
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Allnex to Showcase Leading Resins, OEM and Special Purpose Coatings at ACS 2016

Allnex, a leading supplier in coating resins and additives, will be exhibiting its latest technologies at the 2016 American Coatings Show (ACS), April 12-14, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.Experts representing their cutting-edge technologies will be on-hand to offer attendees an exciting look into the advanced...

Company name: Allnex
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Ship industry to benefit from AkzoNobel's revolutionary antifouling

Ship owners and operators can now benefit from improvements in operational, cost and environmental efficiencies thanks to the latest antifouling developed by AkzoNobel, which is set to revolutionize the biocidal coatings market.Intercept 8500 LPP is the highest-performing biocidal antifouling in the company's International range of marine coatings....

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

BUFCA celebrates 30th anniversary leading the sprayed polyurethane foam industry

The 30th anniversary was celebrated by BUFCA members at their Annual General Meeting held in Alfreton, Derbyshire in March 2016. The British Urethane Foam Contractors Association was established to represent the installers of sprayed and injected polyurethane foam systems for the insulation and stabilisation of the building fabric and other...

Company name: the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

The National Physical Laboratory Invite Electrolube To Co-Author A Paper For APEX Expo

Electrolube is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Phil Kinner, Electrolube's Technical Director for the Conformal Coatings Division, has co-authored a paper entitled 'A New Approach To Condensation Testing' with colleagues at NPL, who presented the paper in Las Vegas at the APEX Expo, the...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

What makes SPARTACOTE Concrete Coatings different vs. epoxy vs. polyurethane?

For several years, SPARTACOTE has exclusively developed and manufactured polyaspartic concrete coatings under the license of United States Patents 6,833,424 and 7,169,876. These two patents directly reflect what industry insiders consider to be the optimal raw material mixing ratio or index for dual-component polyaspartic concrete coatings. These...

Company name: HP Spartacote
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Defining Tensile Strength, Elongation, and Modulus for Rubber and Cast Polyurethane Materials

Tensile strength, elongation, and modulus are often used as qualification criteria when specifying rubber and polyurethane material. They can also serve as control criteria when testing finished products, such as tubes and straps. These three material physical property concepts can easily be confused. Let's try to keep this as simple as...

Company name: Molded Dimensions
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

OSV Technologiya participates at Plastics 2016

On 29-31 of March OSV Technologiya participates at 8th International specialized exhibition "Metalworking. Tools. Plastics 2016". It is located in International exhibition center in Kyiv ("Levоberezhna" metro station). OSV Technologiya will demonstrate a modernized compact mixing and metering machine OSV Mini AB, high-pressure machine OSV...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Thursday March 24th, 2016

Cannon receives major order from Kangde Composites

Cannon announced that it has been awarded a significant order from Chinese company Kangde Composites Co. Ltd. to supply machinery for high volume production of carbon fibre reinforced composite (CFRC) parts made with high pressure resin transfer moulding (HP-RTM) technology.The contract covers a whole range of technologies and equipment, e. g., for...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Isopan @ CONSTRUMA 2016

Isopan will participate at the fair Costruma during the period 6-10 April 2016CONSTRUMA35th International Building Trade ExhibitionThe flagship of the assortment of exhibitions, the greatest Hungarian construction industry trade fair. Displaying its market-leading role for the 35th time in 2016. Considered the leading professional fair in the...

Company name: Isopan
Published On: Sunday March 27th, 2016

The Advantages of Using Spray Polyurethane Foam for Concrete Lifting

Over time, concrete sidewalks, roads and interstates can become unsettled and unstable. There are many ways to correct this and concrete lifting with spray polyurethane foam (SPF), also known as foam jacking, is a quick and economical repair process. Utilizing Fomo's Handi-Foam Quick Cure Low Pressure SPF, as opposed to other methods of lifting...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Biobased Insulation Warms up the Windy City

The sound of hammers and saws fill the air in Chicago, as renovation and construction are once again booming. Inside the new or renovated homes and buildings, cabinets, light fixtures and paint colors often capture the most attention. However, what is hidden behind those finished walls and ceilings is one of the most important decisions owners can...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Renewable Soy Warms Houses

Most people first notice cabinets, light fixtures and paint colors when they walk into a home, but one of the most important remodeling or new home building decisions is what is hidden behind those features- insulation. And now soy foam insulation is becoming an accepted choice, like wind or solar energy says Tom Decker, owner of Chicago Green...

Company name: Chicago Green Insulation
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Frimo opens new location in Mexico

The automotive industry in Mexico is fast becoming a global powerhouse, and there is increasing need for Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to help boost the OEM supply chain. The Frimo Group (Wixom, MI) announced the opening of a new location to serve the company's automotive industry customers in Mexico. Frimo is a global developer and supplier of...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Hyundai Heavy Industries Developed Highly Flame-retardant Insulation Material

Hyundai Heavy Industries announced on March 22 that it developed the world's first highly flame-retardant insulation material for use in LPG carrier cargo tanks in cooperation with global leading insulation material manufacturers.The cargo tanks of LPG carriers should be maintained at a temperature of 50DEGC below zero or lower so that the...

Company name: Hyundai Heavy Industries
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Evonik is a speciality chemical firm with three plants on site

If you've ever wondered what gives shampoo that shiny, pearlescent appearance, look no further than Evonik Industries' speciality chemical plant in Hopewell.The manufacturing plant produces a variety of ingredients used for everyday personal care products ranging from shampoo to lotions and sunscreen. The German company also manufactures...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Martin a worldwide leader in materials handling

Over the past 70 years, Martin Engineering of Neponset has grown from the brilliant idea that vibration could expedite the flow of sticky bulk materials, into a global leader in the movement of industrial commodities.Martin employs 162 at its world headquarters in Neponset and 900 worldwide in 17 offices and plants around the globe, from South...

Company name: Martin Engineering
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

DTR Tennessee Expands Tazewell Manufacturing Facility

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DTR Tennessee Inc. recently announced the company's expansion of its Tazewell manufacturing facility. The additional 66,300 square feet of space will be used for increased business of anti-vibration and sound insulation polyurethane products for the...

Company name: DTR Tennessee
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

470 years with RAMPF

In the current fiscal year 2015/16, 28 long-serving employees at RAMPF's Grafenberg site are celebrating a total of 470 years of working for the family-run SME. Out in front is Eva-Marion Rampf, the wife of company founder Rudolf Rampf, who has been there from the very start."We are thrilled to have so many long-serving members of staff," says...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Thursday March 24th, 2016

Siegwerk Acquires ACTEGA Colorchemie from the ALTANA Group

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications, labels, and catalogs, has signed a contract to purchase the printing ink manufacturer ACTEGA Colorchemie GmbH and its subsidiaries. The latter company, which belongs to ALTANA's ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division, develops...

Company name: Altana
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

GENYK: New CUFCA Manufacturer Member

CUFCA is pleased to announce that it has a new manufacturer member that has joined our association. GENYK, with its head office in Grand Mere, QC has officially launched their new 2lb.Closed Cell SPF foam. While their CCMC Listing is still pending final publication, the foam system does meet all CAN/ULC S705.1 requirements and is now available. ...

Company name: Genyk
Published On: Thursday March 24th, 2016

Vitafoam Pledges Quality Innovative Products To Grow Shareholders' Value

The group managing director of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi, has pledged to expand its production of modern sleep products in line with the global best practices to boost its profitability and enhance shareholders' value.Adeniyi made this known at the company's annual occasion of the world sleep day in Lagos, with the theme, 'Good Sleep...

Company name: Vitafoam Nigeria
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Arsenal invests in Pacific Urethanes

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced that it is making a majority investment in Pacific Urethanes LLC, a developer and producer of polyurethane foam materials with headquarters in Ontario, CA, USA. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pacific Urethanes' technology and solutions are applicable to a broad range of markets, including...

Company name: Pacific Urethanes
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Sherwin-Williams to buy Valspar for $11.3 billion

Sherwin-Williams Co. has agreed to buy Valspar Corp. for more than $9 billion, a deal that would help the paint maker get better access to big-box retailers like Lowe's, where Valspar is a big seller, and expand abroad.Sherwin-Williams will pay $113 a share in cash, a 35% premium to Valspar's closing price on Friday. Based on a fully diluted share...

Company name: Sherwin-Williams
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Evonik in talks to buy Air Products' business unit?

Industrial gas producer Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD.N) is in advanced talks to sell its performance materials operations to Germany's Evonik Industries AG (EVKn.DE), a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.The business, which makes chemicals used in sun lotion and paint, could be valued at more than $3.5 billion, according to the...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

Synthomer acquires Hexion Performance Adhesives & Coatings

Synthomer plc, a leading speciality chemicals company, today announces the acquisition of HEXION Performance Adhesives & Coatings ('HEXION PAC'), a business of HEXION Inc., a global chemical company based in Columbus, Ohio in the USA. The total consideration is $226 million (156 million*) which is being funded from both existing cash resources and...

Company name: Synthomer
Published On: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016

NPE-free emulsifiers for water-blown polyurethane spray foam

Alkylethoxylate alcohols or mixtures of alkyl alcohol ethoxylate with an average HLB value between 10 and 15 as compatibilizers for water blown polyurethane foam formulations that are substantially free of nonylphenol ethoxylates are disclosed. The HLB is defined as the mass percent of average structure of the compatibilizer that is hydrophilic,...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Addition compounds suitable as dispersants or anti-sedimentation agents

An addition compound, prepared by reacting a) one or more polyisocyanates having an average functionality of 2-6; b) one or more compounds comprising at least one chain selected from the group consisting of polyester, polyether, polyacrylate, polyurethane, polyolefin and a combination thereof; and at least one isocyanate reactive group, wherein the...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Esters with antimicrobial, bioresistant and fungal resistant properties

A bromine/nitro moiety linked into the backbone of an ester or other compound over a wide range of occurrence rates provides antimicrobial, bio-resistant and fungal resistant properties for metal working fluids (MWF)s and other coatings. The moiety can be have the bromo and nitro groups linked to the same or different carbon atoms. The present...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Phosphorous containing flame retardants

The present invention relates to a phosphorus containing polyol, obtainable or obtained by a process comprising the reaction of at least one polyol with a phosphorus containing compound of the general formula (I) as defined herein, as well as the process for preparing a phosphorus containing polyol, comprising the reaction of at least one polyol...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Carbamylation compositions of monovalent metal containing catalysts, polyols and urea compounds and...

The present invention provides carbamylation compositions of one or more urea compounds, one or more polyols and a monovalent transition metal or alkali metal catalyst (i), such as lithium ethylhexanoate, which compositions are substantially isocyanate free, enjoy reduced toxicity in comparison to tin catalysts, and which are useful in making...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Amines having secondary aliphatic amino groups

The present invention relates to novel amides having secondary amino groups, a process for preparing them, adducts of these amines and their uses. The amides can be prepared in a simple way from readily available starting materials. They and their adducts have, in particular, a low viscosity and are suitable as constituent of polyurethane and...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Biobased polyols for potential use as flame retardants in polyurethane and polyester applications

The invention provides for new flame retardant non-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) based polyols; oligomers and polymers made from these new polyols with flame retardation properties; and methods of using them as a part or all of the flame retardation composition/material, such as foams and binders.

Company name: Battelle Memorial Institute
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Pentamethylenediisocyanate, method for producing pentamethylenediisocyanate, polyisocyanate...

A Pentamethylene diisocyanate is obtained by phosgenating pentamethylenediamine or its salt obtained by a biochemical method, and contains 5 to 400 ppm of a compound represented by the general formula (1) below and a compound represented by the general formula (2) below in total: ##STR00001##

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

MDI based linings and membranes from prepolymers with very low free monomeric isocyanates

The present invention relates to a two part polyurethane and/or polyurethane polyurea hybrid based system for making an elastomeric material, comprising an Iso part having low free monomer and an amine/polyol part, wherein the Iso part comprises a pre-polymer of polyurethane, and wherein the pre-polymer is an MDI based pre-polymer with low free MDI...

Company name: Akzo Nobel Coatings
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Ink for ink-jet printing and method of ink-jet printing

A solvent type curable ink for ink-jet printing obtained by dissolving or dispersing, in a volatile organic solvent, polyesterpolyol having a molecular weight of not more than 8000, a hydroxyl value (KOH mg/g) of 17 to 50 and a glass transition point (Tg) of not higher than C., and blocked polyisocyanate. The ink is capable of forming...

Company name: Nippon Closures
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Fibre-reinforced composite components and production thereof

The invention relates to fiber-composite components, obtained for example by impregnating fibers with a reaction resin mixture of polyisocyanates, polyepoxides, polyols, latent catalysts and optionally additives. The invention also relates to a method for producing said components.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience AG
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Bondable blood-friendly polymer and preparing method thereof

A bondable blood-friendly polymer is a terpolymer or a quadripolymer at least formed by polyethylene glycol alkyl ether acrylate or polyethylene glycol alkyl ether methacrylate (I), and zwitterionic acrylic ester or zwitterionic methacrylic ester (II), and acrylic acid or a methacrylate derivative with an epoxypropyl group, an isocyanate group, a...

Company name: G Y Biomaterials
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Thickening composition and cosmetic preparation containing the same

To provide a thickening composition which exhibits excellent feelings in use, namely, exhibits excellent freshness, non-stickiness and blend into skin feeling, and does not leave any residue on skin, which can stably keep the viscosity thereof in a low to moderate-level viscosity range and which, even when a salt-type ingredient is incorporated...

Company name: Shiseido
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Fire resistant foam insulation compositions

This invention relates to polyurethane foam insulation materials comprising cenospheres, a coal combustion waste by-product, a poly-isocyanate and petroleum and/or vegetable based polyols and/or post-industrial or post-consumer recycled polyester to produce polymeric foam insulation products useful in building materials and component products. The...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Method for preparing flexible polyurethane foam with hydrolysable silane compounds

Flexible polyurethane foams are made using certain hydrolysable silane compounds in the foam formulation. The hydrolysable silane compounds contain at least one isocyanate-reactive group and at least one hydrolysable silane group. The presence of the hydrolysable silane compound in the foam formulation leads to improved tensile, tear and elongation...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Intumescent composition and the use thereof

An intumescent composition is described which contains a binder based on polyurea. Using the composition, which has a relatively high rate of expansion, it is possible to easily and quickly apply coatings at the layer thickness required for the specific fire resistance duration, wherein the layer thickness can be reduced to a minimum yet still...

Company name: Hilti
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Method for forming a multilayer coated film

An multilayer coated film comprises a waterborne intermediate-coat coating material and a waterborne basecoat coating material both containing a core/shell type resin emulsion (A) in which the core portion is an acrylic resin (A1) and the shell portion is a polyurethane resin (A2), a water-soluble or water-dispersible polyurethane resin (B), a...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Curable compositions containing isocyanate functional components having improved durability

A composition comprising: a) one or more isocyanate functional prepolymers; b) one or more catalysts for the reaction of isocyanate moieties with hydroxyl groups; c) one or more reinforcing fillers; and d) a stabilizing amount of one or more compounds comprising a dihydrocarbyl hydroxylamine, an alicyclic hydroxylamine, a nitrile oxide of a...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Composition for pressure-sensitive adhesive and pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet

A composition for a pressure-sensitive adhesive, includes (A) a (meth)acrylic ester polymer having a trithiocarbonate structure, having hydroxyl groups at both ends of a molecule and having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw), as measured by gel permeation chromatography, of 50,000 to 300,000, and (B) an isocyanate compound having an average...

Company name: Soken Chemical & Engineering
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Asymmetric dialdimine-containing polyurethane composition

The invention relates to moisture-curing compositions which comprise at least one aromatic isocyanate group-bearing polyisocyanate and at least one dialdimine of formula (I). The compositions according to the invention have a longer open time and at the same time a shorter curing time, they are storage-stable and cure without forming bubbles. They...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Articles made from thermoplastic polyurethanes with crystalline chain ends

The present invention relates to articles made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions that have crystalline chain ends. The TPU compositions used to make the articles of the invention can provide reduced stickiness and/or tackiness, while maintaining other desirable physical properties, leading to significantly improved handling and...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Halogen-free flame retardant TPU

The present invention relates to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compositions, and more particularly to flame retardant thermoplastic polyurethane compositions comprising non-halogen flame retardants. The TPU compositions of this invention are useful for applications where high flame performance, optionally low smoke properties, as...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Bi-material shoe bottom with foam insert

Disclosed is a shoe made with a soft, flexible, bi-material bottom, of which the first layer, directly in contact with the ground, is made of TPU, or leather or other material, while the second layer, laid on top of the said first tread layer, is made of PU, or leather or other material, with a PVC film and has inside it a foam insert made of...

Company name:
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Polymerizable composition for polythiourethane optical material

A polymerizable composition for polythiourethane optical materials comprising a compound represented by the general formula (1), M(L)n (1) wherein, in the formula, M is Al, Fe, Cu, Zn, Zr or Bi; L is a dithiocarbamic acid group, a sulfonic acid group, a mono- or di-alkyl phosphoric acid ester group, a substituted acetylacetonato group or a halogen;...

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Composition for anionic lactam polymerization

A composition comprising a) at least one aliphatic or cycloaliphatic isocyanate compound having at least two isocyanate groups and b) at least one lactone, containing 4 to 7 carbon atoms and use of the composition as an activator for anionic lactam polymerization to obtain polyamides.

Company name: Br�ggemannChemical
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, method for producing same, and biomass-resource-derived...

The invention relates to a method for producing a biomass-resource-derived polyurethane, which comprises: reacting a dicarboxylic acid and an aliphatic diol to produce a polyester polyol; and reacting the polyester polyol and a polyisocyanate compound, wherein the dicarboxylic acid contains at least one component derived from biomass resources, a...

Company name: Mitsubishi Chemcial
Published On: Friday March 25th, 2016

Organophosphate flame retardants in household dust before and after introduction of new furniture.

Flame retardant compounds originating from household items collect in household dust, a reasonable proxy for human exposure. Contributions of specific items or behaviors to dust are difficult to separate. This study examined standardized college housing before and after the introduction of new, flame retardant couches in order to explore any effect...

Company name: Vassar College
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Tomographic Reconstruction and Morphological Analysis of Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Application properties of polymer foams are closely related to their morphology. Experimental characterization and subsequent morphological analysis thus represent essential tools for their investigation. Spatially three-dimensional porous structures of four closed-cell polyurethane foams are reconstructed using the X-ray micro-tomography...

Company name: University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Polyurethane foams doped with stable silver nanoparticles as bactericidal and catalytic materials...

The development of reusable dual-purpose nanocomposite foams for catalytic and bactericidal water treatment is reported. Small non-aggregated silver nanoparticles were made using Intermatrix Synthesis inside a polyurethane foam, which was chosen as a suitable polymeric matrix due to its high chemical and mechanical stability and industrial...

Company name: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016

Tunable Shape Memory Performances via Multilayer Assembly of Thermoplastic Polyurethane and...

Shape memory materials containing alternating layers of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polycaprolactone (PCL) were fabricated through layer-multiplying extrusion. As a type of special co-continuous morphology, the multilayer structure had stable and well-defined continuous layer spaces and could be controlled by changing the number of layers....

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Monday March 28th, 2016


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