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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
UTECH NA 2016: REPI triples US turnover

The opening of an R&D and production site in North Carolina by Italian-headquartered Repi two-and-a-half years ago has led to a tripling in US turnover, according to Michael Rath, the company’s managing director for polyurethane. “We are not only a European company, we are a US company, and our future for growth is here,” Rath said. “From the US we...

Company name: REPI SpA
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SOLVENTS
GSP Assists the Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry with Flushing Solvent Products

Global Specialty Products USA, Inc.manufactures flushing and immersion cleaning solvents to be used to flush and remove liquid or hardened Isocyanate (part A), polyurethane foam (reacted Part A & B), as well as, components of polyurea coating and industrial resins (polyester, vinylester, epoxy) from application equipment, mixing and metering...

Company name: Global Specialty Products
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYCAPROLACTONE
Perstorp enables customers to commercialize innovative polyurethane solutions faster

Perstorp is the market leader in caprolactone products, bringing over 40 years of experience to the market. Its unique production process developed over many years provides caprolactones with improved properties and exceptional consistency that enable durable and long-lasting polyurethane products. Increased demand for high performance...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> TDI
Mideast TDI prices racing up on supply shortage

Spot import prices of toulene di-isocyanate (TDI) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and East Mediterranean (East Med) markets spiked to a nearly 15-month record high and may continue to rise on the back of a severe supply squeeze, market sources said on Friday.On 14 April, TDI prices hit a 15-month record high of $1,900-$1,950/tonne CFR (cost...

Company name: ICIS Chemical Business
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS>> LOW FREE MONOMER CONT.
Chemtura Expands Capacity of ADIPRENE LF MDI Prepolymers in Latina, Italy

Chemtura Corporation announces the expansion of the Low Free (LF) MDI polyurethane elastomers production capacity at its Latina, Italy facility. The expansion, due for completion by the end of 2016, will complement Chemtura's existing LF MDI production capability in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA, and ensure a flexible, reliable supply of LF MDI for...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Dow Research Wins 2016 American Coatings AWARD

Today, The Dow Chemical Company won the prestigious American Coatings AWARD for sharing one of the most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2016. The award-winning technical paper details the development of new alkyd chemistry offerings to help solve the industry challenge of developing environmentally-friendly...

Company name: Dow Coating Materials
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
Video Highlights Broad Range of PPG Automotive Coatings

PPG has produced an animated video that details all the functional (non-decorative) automotive parts, surfaces and applications for which PPG provides innovative coatings products. Using a generic sport utility vehicle (SUV) to illustrate, the animation depicts the five layers of protection and beauty that PPG coatings-such as pretreatment and...

Company name: PPG Industries, Inc.
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
PPG to highlight glass, coatings, paint and expertise at AIA Convention 2016

PPG will exhibit a wide array of sustainable glass, coatings and paints and make a technical presentation about high-performance fluoropolymer coatings at the AIA Convention 2016, the annual gathering of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in Philadelphia, May 19-21.PPG will showcase its unique ability to provide architects and designers...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
April issue of the European Coatings Journal is out

A sense of urgency is driving the activity on both research and development of sustainable coatings.Over the past years consumer awareness on eco-related topics has increased. And so has the demand for bio-based coatings systems. Despite the great demand for more eco-friendly products, it is hard to justify a premium price for coating products...

Company name: European-coatings.com
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
HMG Decorative coatings in pole position at Prodrive HQ

World renowned British Motorsport and Advanced Technology business Prodrive is entering the last stages of its facility move across the road, to a new factory opposite their headquarters of 30 years in Banbury, UK. After being handed the keys to the new site in April of 2015, Prodrive called upon technical partners HMG Paints to produce a system of...

Company name: HMG Paints
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Premium Spray Products - An Accella Brand - Congratulates Wedge Roofing On Roofing Industry Awards

Premium Spray Products - An Accella Brand, a leading manufacturer of spray foam insulation, roofing and protective coatings, congratulates the awarding of two prestigious industry awards to San Francisco Bay Area spray foam roofing contractor, Wedge Roofing.Wedge Roofing, an approved contractor for Premium Spray Products, was recently awarded the...

Company name: Premium Spray Products
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Why Choose Icynene?

If the time has come for you to choose new insulation for your home, you may find that you have many options and many questions about the options that are available on the market. Whether you are building a new home or you're replacing existing insulation in your current home, making the choice to insulate your home with spray foam insulation like...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday April 14th, 2016

 
Popular Questions about Spray Foam Insulation

When you're looking at various types of insulation for your home, you will inevitably come across spray foam insulation as an option. There are many differing views about spray foam, however, and it can sometimes be difficult to separate fact from fiction. That's why we're addressing two of the most commonly asked questions about spray foam...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Spray Foam Tech Tip: Ventilating the Job Site

Ventilating the job site during and after spraying is very important for the health and safety of applicators. Proper ventilation can reduce airborne levels of aerosols, mists and vapors generated during spray application and can help protect SPF applicators, helpers and others who may be working in adjacent areas. Thoroughly ventilating a spray...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Sunday April 17th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Leading Companies to Present at RadTech 2016

RadTech, the non-profit trade association for the advancement of UV and EB technologies, recently announced new RadTech 2016 conference sessions featuring presentations from leading companies like Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, Steelcase, Pepsi, Ford, Toyota, 3M, and Stoopid Buddy Studios discussing their unique uses and perspectives on UV and EB curing...

Company name: RadTech 2016
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Alchemie : New range of Flexible Polyurethane Systems

Alchemie Flexible Polyurethane Rubber Systems offer a wide range of shore A hardness and mechanical properties. We have recently expanded our range, by developing some new products that have a shore A hardness of between 30-95 and possess high strength attributes.The diversity of the range makes them ideal for many different applications. They are...

Company name: Alchemie
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
OSV Mini AB for production of polyurethane foam packaging.

OSV Technologiya presents its new video, that demonstrates in operation the compact mixing and metering machine OSV Mini AB, which is used for production of polyurethane foam packaging. The packaging, made of polyurethane foam, allows protecting from damage the fragile parts of decorative and industrial destination.

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
Rim Polymers unveils new tote application

Rim Polymers Industries Pte Ltd announced that it will develop an automatic IBC polyurethane chemical transfer system for in-plant PU foaming factories in cooperation with its sister company, International Pump Manufacturing Inc. (IPM).According to Rim Polymers, the new IBC system will be industry 4.0 enabled and is expected to bring about major...

Company name: Rim Polymers
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Capvis acquires Hennecke from Adcuram

Capvis Equity IV LP, a private equity fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners AG, has agreed to acquire 100 % of the shares of the German Hennecke Group from the Munich-based industrial group Adcuram, its former owner. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to approval from antitrust authorities and is expected to close...

Company name: Hennecke GmbH
Published On: Saturday April 16th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive Bonding Showcase - Industry Event at Bäumer, in Freudenberg, Germany, on March 16 & 17,...

After taking over the product portfolio of bonding machine manufacturer Lamit in January 2015, Bäumer - already known for foam cutting, processing, and transporting solutions - presented its expanded range of products to the wider public. As part of a two-day competence forum on bonding, about 100 participants from all over the world visited the...

Company name: B�umer
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Dow dips into infrastructure with new polyurethane products

Spring's arrival reveals the ravages of winter: Pockmarked roads, creaking bridges and leaking water pipes. The holes and cracks are worsening. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades the country's infrastructure on an A through F scale. Continuing a trend of declining marks, America's overall infrastructure earned...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
The future of the construction industry needs to be based on circular economy principles

During his visit to Malta on 18 March, Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella underlined the importance of aligning circular economy principles with the European construction sector priorities. As an architect, Commissioner Vella knows the importance of well-designed and well-renovated buildings, not just for aesthetics and comfort, but also for...

Company name: ISOPA
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
Covestro targets housing crisis for refugees in Germany

In Tacloban, Philippines, which was ravaged by a typhoon in 2013, plastics maker Covestro is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to construct 4,000 houses built with energy-efficient foam cement that can withstand winds of up to 140 miles per hour.The German materials company, which has similar housing initiatives underway in developing nations...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
PIMA Performance Bulletin: Measuring the R-value of Polyiso Roof Insualtion

PIMA has published a Performance Bulletin that explains the calculation of R-values for polyiso foam insulation used in roof applications. The 2016 edition of the Roofing Manual of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) includes a recommendation for the use of an arbitrary unit R-value of 5.0 for all thicknesses and configurations of...

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Spray Foam Coalition Sponsors Event to Inspire Next Generation of Architects, Builders and...

The Spray Foam Coalition of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announces its sponsorship of the 2016 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition.The Race to Zero competition was created to inspire students to design the next generation of zero energy ready homes with...

Company name: The Spray Foam Coalition
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Henkel Automotive on composite leaf springs for the Volvo XC90 and adhesive market trends - Q&A

Henkel develops adhesive, sealant and functional coatings technologies for the automotive industry. Matthew Beecham caught up with Frank Kerstan, Global Programme Manager for Automotive Composites and his colleagues to learn more about Henkel's composite leaf spring for Volvo, adhesives for windscreens, and electro ceramic coatings.Could you tell...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
YFAI to build new plant in the Czech Republic

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) announced that it will establish a new manufacturing site in Plana nad Luznici, Czech Republic. According to YFAI, construction work on the new plant will start soon. Operational start is planned by early 2018. The company says it plans to create about 300 new jobs in the region.With our new location in South...

Company name: Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Published On: Sunday April 17th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.
Prototype? Cast Urethane is Ideal

Injection molding is great for high volumes, but when it comes to small runs, what you really need is a cast urethane process. That's what makes it ideal for prototypes.Cast urethane processes are fast and cost-effective so whether it's the medical equipment industry or robotics, a durable plastic component can be made quickly at a better...

Company name: Harkness Industries
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Dow Opens Doors for Increased Energy Efficiency at IDAExpo

Dow Polyurethanes is opening doors - literally - by further developing solutions for energy and cost-efficient doors as energy and sustainability needs continue to drive opportunities for polyurethane chemistry. At IDAExpo 2016, April 27-30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Dow Polyurethanes will showcase how it's delivering technologies that meet global and...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
Arefco secure Tyneside & Northumberland Innovation Award

Arefco Special Products, a Northumberland-based manufacturing specialist has won an award for its innovation at the North East Business Awards.The company beat two other nominees to the Tyneside & Northumberland Innovation Award, thanks to its new Hybrid Oilfield Packer technology, which creates a unique synergy between elastomer and polyurethane...

Company name: Arefco Special Products
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Huron Capital's Valentus Specialty Chemicals Completes Second Acquisition

Huron Capital Partners LLC ("Huron Capital") today announced its specialty coatings ExecFactor platform, Valentus Specialty Chemicals, Inc. ("Valentus"), has acquired the floor finishes business of Memphis, TN-based Precision Technology LLC. ("Precision"). Huron Capital formed Valentus in partnership with coatings industry veterans Ray Chlodney,...

Company name: Huron Capital Partners LLC
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Relaunch of reckli.com

The reckli.com company website has been given a new look. Reckli.com focusses more than ever on freedom of design when forming concrete, and gives visitors plenty of inspiration in their newly set-up showroom. Since its relaunch, the website boasts a reduced, user-friendly and target group-oriented design, and is available in several languages: As...

Company name: Reckli
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Arsenal Capital Partners Announces Investment in Peterson Chemical Technology

Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, announced today a majority investment in Peterson Chemical Technology (Peterson Chemical).Headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Peterson Chemical is a unique, global technology company specializing in...

Company name: Peterson Chemical Technology
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Chemours wins BASF Sustainable Supplier of the Year Award

The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced that it has won the Sustainable Supplier of the Year Award from BASF.BASF announced the award at its annual supplier award dinner at the company's Florham Park, NJ, USA, headquarters. Chemours was...

Company name: The Chemours Company
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
Air Products Features New Products Under Versum Materials

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. APD announced that it will feature its portfolio of epoxy curatives, resins and diluents, and additives for industrial and institutional coatings under Versum Materials, the new company name of its Materials Technologies business, at the American Coatings Show.Some of the products that will be featured include...

Company name: Versum Materials
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
Innovative Chemical Products Group Announces Acquisition of Fomo Products by Adhesives Division

Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of Fomo Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of low pressure one- and two-component polyurethane foam sealant and adhesives products. Fomo Products will be integrated into ICP Adhesives and Sealants, Inc. (ICP Adhesives), a division of the ICP Group.ICP...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
Scott Bader France invests EUR4.2 million in the expansion of the Amiens site

To mark its 50th anniversary and the completion of a recent major site expansion to secure its long term future, Scott Bader's French production plant hosted two open day celebration events.The chemical plant is situated in the Montières industrial zone on the outskirts of the famous, historic city of Amiens, on the River Somme in Northern France....

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
VersaFlex Launches South America Division and Appoints New Business Manager to Lead the Unit

The Polyurea People is proud to announce that Fernando Costa will become the Business Manager of its new South America Operation. Mr. Costa is no stranger to the protective coatings industry. With nearly 3 decades of experience in the chemical industry and over 10 years of experience in the polyurea and related coatings industry, Costa holds a...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
Marco Pelucchi elected AIPEF President

The Association of flexible polyurethane foam manufacturers that gathers the major Italian producers of polyurethane in blocks, has a new president. Marco Pelucchi, - General Manager of Pelma, company based in Bassano Bresciano - has been elected as AIPEF President by the General Assembly, after the resignation of Luigi Olmo, president for 10...

Company name: Federazione Gomma Plastica - Aipef
Published On: Tuesday April 12th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardants, processes for their preparation and uses thereof in polyurethane and...

The invention provides pentabromobenzyl moiety containing hydroxy-functional compounds which are useful as flame-retardants in flexible and rigid polyurethane foams and also in rigid polyisocyanurate foams. Processes for preparing the compounds, polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams containing the compounds are also provided by the invention.

Company name: Bromine Compounds
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Reactive flame retardants blends for flexible polyurethane foams

A flexible polyurethane foam containing a flame retardant blend of at least one diester diol a ring-brominated aromatic compound and at least one epoxy resin.

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Compositions comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,2,3-tetra-chloropropene,...

The present disclosure relates to compositions comprising 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene that may be useful as heat transfer compositions, aerosol propellants, foaming agents, blowing agents, solvents, cleaning agents, carrier fluids, displacement drying agents, buffing abrasion agents, polymerization media, expansion agents for polyolefins and...

Company name: The Chemours Company
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Polyurethane foams made with blowing catalyst compositions containing primary hydroxyl groups and...

A method is provided for preparing polyurethane foams, which comprises contacting at least one organic isocyanate compound, at least one polyol, at least one blowing agent, and a tertiary amine catalyst composition. The catalyst composition has the general formula ##STR00001## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, and Y are, independently, an alkyl group...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Polyurethane catalysts from sulfur based salts

This invention discloses the use of sulfite salts as catalysts to make polyurethane polymers. In particular, this invention discloses the use of metal salts such as alkali metal salts as well as alkyl ammonium salts such as tetralkyl ammonium salts as catalysts to make polyurethane polymers. The sulfite salts are useful to make a wide variety of...

Company name: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Natural oil polyols derived from post-consumer recycle oils

Disclosed embodiments include an open cell, molded polyurethane foam comprising the reaction product of a reaction mixture comprising: an isocyanate mixture; and a polyol formulation, comprising a glycerin-initiated, alkylene-oxide capped natural oil polyol having a molecular weight of between 3,000 and 8,000 and a polydispersity index (PDI) of...

Company name: Beijing Johnson Controls Automotive Components
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Preparation of isocyanato silanes

A process for the preparation of alkoxysilyl group-containing isocyanate compounds which includes the step of reacting carbonyl chloride ClC(.dbd.O)Cl with an alkoxysilyl group-containing amine in the presence of a high boiling point base, and optionally in the presence of an inert organic solvent, in order to minimize by product production and to...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Lightweight resin based polymer concrete articles and methods for making

A cast lightweight construction article and methods of making the same are disclosed herein. The cast lightweight construction article can include a thermosetting resin composition, a low moisture content aggregate, and a catalyst that enhances hardening. The cast lightweight construction article can have a density ranging from about 120 pounds per...

Company name:
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
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: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Applying a pesticide-comprising dispersion of an aliphatic polyurethane to plants

The present invention relates to a method of applying an aqueous, pesticide-comprising dispersion of a polyurethane which is composed of diisocyanates (a) and diols (b), to plants or plant parts. Furthermore, the invention relates to an aqueous, pesticide-comprising dispersion of a polyurethane which is composed of diisocyanates (a) and diols (b)....

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Laminate and method of producing laminate

A laminate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a resin substrate; a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin layer formed on one side of the resin substrate; and an antistatic layer formed on another side of the resin substrate and comprising a binder resin and a conductive material. The binder resin includes a polyurethane-based...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOPLASTIC
Reinforced thermoplastic resin composition and molded article

A reinforced thermoplastic resin composition containing: 50 to 90% by weight of a polycarbonate resin; 10 to 50% by weight of a graft copolymer in which a polymer including an aromatic alkenyl compound monomer unit and a vinyl cyanide compound monomer unit is grafted to a rubber polymer; 61 to 129 parts by weight of a grass fiber which has been...

Company name: UMG ABS
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Bioresorbable thermoset polyester/urethane elastomers

Bioresorbable thermoset elastomers and methods of making the same are disclosed. In certain embodiments, the thermoset elastomers include soft segments comprising branched polyesters, and hard segments including urethane and/or urea. The thermoset elastomers are made in certain embodiments by curing a branched prepolymer with a cross-linking agent....

Company name: Biomedical
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Cosmetic composition comprising nonionic associative polymers and amphoteric surfactants, and...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition, especially a hair composition, comprising: --one or more associative nonionic polymers especially of polyurethane polyether type in an amount ranging from 2.5% to 60% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition, and --one or more amphoteric surfactants. The invention also...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Cosmetic composition comprising nonionic associative polymers and carboxylate anionic surfactants,...

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition, especially a hair composition, comprising: --one or more associative nonionic polymers especially of polyurethane polyether type in an amount ranging from 2% to 60% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition, and --one or more carboxylate anionic surfactants. The invention also...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE / RADIATION-CURABLE
Radiation and chemical curable coating composition

The disclosure relates to a coating composition comprising a component A comprising one or more acrylic polymers having one or more chemically crosslinkable functional groups X selected from hydroxyl, thiol, isocyanate, epoxy, acid, thioisocyanate, acetoacetoxy, carboxyl, amine, anhydride, ketimine, aldimine, or urethane group; and a component B...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Adhesive composition

Provided is an adhesive composition for use in an optical film, which is used for adhering an optical film, shows excellent durability even in a high temperature and high humidity environment, and prevents the occurrence of white spots, and also provided is an optical film with an adhesive. The adhesive composition contains (A) an acrylic copolymer...

Company name: Nippon Carbide Industries
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Adhesive composition and thermally adhesive member using same

Provided is an adhesive composition leading to sufficient adhesive strength when used for bonding to a polyolefin resin molded article that bonds poorly with other members. Also provided is an adhesive composition having excellent heat resistance (heat resistant adhesion) in the bonded part of a composite body obtained by joining a polyolefin...

Company name: Toagosei
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Medical pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet and method for producing the same

A medical pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet includes a urethane substrate, an interlayer adhesive layer, an olefin nonwoven fabric, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer for pasting in order and has a moisture permeability amount of 2000 g/(m.sup.224 hours) or more, or the like. In the medical pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet, a thickness of the...

Company name: Piac
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
Pellicle, pressure-sensitive adhesive for pellicle, photomask with pellicle, and method for...

To provide a pellicle having a an adhesive, wherein adhesive residue is decreased at the time of peeling the pellicle from a mask after lithographic exposure and outgassing from the adhesive is suppressed The pellicle according to the present invention is a pellicle comprising a pellicle frame, a tensioned pellicle film placed on one end surface of...

Company name: Asahi Kasei E-Materials
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
Hydroxysilane and polymer containing silane groups

Special hydroxysilanes, which can be obtained by reacting .beta.-(3,4-epoxycyclohexyl)alkyltrialkoxysilanes with secondary amines, and adducts of the hydroxysilanes in the form of polymers containing silane groups. The hydroxysilanes can be produced having high purity in a simple process and are very stable in storage after production. The polymers...

Company name: Sika Technology AG
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Sealant and adhesive using green prepolymer

A polyurethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of a reactant formulation comprising a polyol entirely derived from a natural oil; a natural oil-petroleum blend polyol; an isocyanate, at least one catalyst, drying agent, and plasticizer, wherein the prepolymer has a bio-based content of from about 15% to about 75% by weight. The...

Company name: Construction Research and Technology
Published On: Monday April 18th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU LAMINATES
Elastomer PMMA layered composites having improved properties

The invention relates to a plastics laminate in particular for vehicle glazing. The composite is composed of at least three layers, where the two exterior layers are composed of a transparent polymethyl (meth)acrylate (PMMA) and the internal layer is composed of a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The plastics laminate passes the ECE R43...

Company name: Evonik Roehm
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Thin film polarizer having superior optical properties, manufacturing method thereof, and polarizing...

There are provided a thin film polarizer having superior optical properties and a method of manufacturing the same. The thin film polarizer includes: forming a film laminate by attaching a non-stretched polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-based film to at least one surface of a thermoplastic polyurethane film, using attractive force therebetween or using an...

Company name: LG Chem
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Automobile interior sheet using bioresin and preparation method for the same

The present invention provides an automobile interior sheet using a bioresin that includes: 5 to 100 parts by weight of a bioresin prepared from a starch extracted from at least one natural plant selected from the group consisting of corn, potato, sweet potato, sugar cane, bamboo, or similarities thereof; 30 to 100 parts by weight of a...

Company name: LG Hausys
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball cores having foam center and thermoset outer layers with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate and outer core layers are preferably formed from non-foamed thermoset compositions such as polybutadiene rubber. The core layers...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
Golf ball polyurethane composition and golf ball

An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball polyurethane composition excellent in resilience. Another object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in a shot feeling and resilience. The present invention provides a golf ball polyurethane composition comprising, as a resin component, a polyurethane elastomer...

Company name: Dunlop Sports
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Method for manufacturing foam shoe material

A method for manufacturing a foam shoe material includes the following steps. (a) A plate prototype is formed, wherein the plate prototype is composed of thermoplastic polyurethane. (b) The plate prototype is foamed by a supercritical fluid to form a foam shoe material including a plurality of microporous structures and an average aperture of the...

Company name: Pou Chen
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
AEROGELS
Multifunctional porous aramids (aerogels), fabrication thereof, and catalytic compositions derived...

The present disclosure provides a series of new and improved porous polyamide aerogels derived from multifunctional aromatics that combine the high mechanical strength of aramids with the pore structure of aerogels. The polyamide aerogels have a hyperbranched structure, relatively low density, high porosity and may be derived from functionalized...

Company name: The Curators of the University of Missouri
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Comb-like polyurethane and methods for preparing and using the same

A method for preparing a comb-like polyurethane, including: 1) adding a diol to a reaction vessel, stirring, heating, vacuum dehydrating, and cooling the diol; adding a diisocyanate to the diol, and pre-polymerizing the diisocyanate and the diol under vacuum to yield a polyurethane prepolymer; 2) dissolving lysine in a mixture of water and an...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING / FOULING RELEASE
Poly(propylene carbonate) polyurethane self-polishing coating for marine antifouling application

In this contribution, a series of environmentally friendly thermoplastic poly(propylene carbonate) polyurethane (PPCU) were prepared by two-step condensation polymerization and used to fabricate antifouling coatings. The poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) segments served as degradable moieties. Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D)...

Company name: Shanghai Institute of Technology
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Structure and properties of polyurethane-based powder clear coatings systems modified with...

In this study, polyurethane powder clear coating systems consisting of polyester resin, blocked polyisocyanate and hydrotalcites (HT) intercalated with carbonate, aminododecanate, and ethylenediaminetetraacetate were examined. The blocked polyisocyanate crosslinkers for powder coatings were synthesized using trimethyhexamethylene diisocyanate...

Company name: Rzesz�w University of Technology
Published On: Wednesday April 13th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of urethane co-oligomers containing pendant fluoroalkyl...

Coatings with the ability to minimize adhesion of insect residue and other debris are of great interest for future aircraft. These aircraft will exhibit increased fuel efficiency by maintaining natural laminar flow over greater wing chord distances. Successful coatings will mitigate the adhesion of debris on laminar flow surfaces that could cause a...

Company name: National Institute of Aerospace
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
RECYCLABILITY
Chemically Recyclable Biobased Polyurethanes

Polyurethanes (PUs), in the form of coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and foams, play a vital role in the consumer goods, automotive, and construction industries. However, the inevitable disposal of nondegradable postconsumer polyurethane products constitutes a massive waste management problem that has yet to be solved. We address this...

Company name: University of Minnesota
Published On: Friday April 15th, 2016

 
 

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