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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Huntsman begins production at new pigments plant

Global chemical company Huntsman today announced the start up of operations at its brand new color pigments facility in Augusta, Georgia. Huntsman has invested more than $172 MM (USD) in the development of the new production plant, the first of its kind to be built in North America for more than 35 years. A showcase for world-class pigments...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Tuesday May 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Assocham India: Remove anti-dumping duty on flexible slabstock polyol

Assocham on Monday urged the government to remove anti-dumping duty on flexible slabstock polyol because domestic production is not enough to cater to local demand.Flexible slabstock polyol, a polyether, forms polyurethane foams on reaction with catalysts and additives, which is then used in packaging, pillows, mattresses, transport seating,...

Company name: Assocham India
Published On: Tuesday May 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Call for Papers: European Coatings Show Conference 2017

Vincentz Network is organising the European Coatings Show and Conference from 4 - 6 April 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.Companies as well as academic and governmental research institutes are invited to submit abstracts to the conference detailing technical contributions and presenting their latest research results that highlight advancements in...

Company name: the European Coatings Show and Conference
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
AkzoNobel opens its largest technology center in China

AkzoNobel today inaugurated its new €6.5 million technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai. The company's largest research facility in China, it will support product innovation and the development of next-generation paints, coatings and specialty chemicals.Equipped with a full array of state-of-the-art material analysis and performance testing...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Friday May 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Polyurea University Announces Training Schools for Summer/Fall 2016

VersaFlex's Polyurea University has recently announced Training Schools for Summer and Fall of 2016, including the ever popular Polyurea Bootcamp: all 7 courses offered in a two week period starting in mid October.Originally designed for overseas applicants to combat the difficulty of travelling to the school multiple times a year, the Polyurea...

Company name: The Polyurea University
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
Kansai Paint to distribute polyurea systems from Versaflex

Verasflex Inc. announced that it has added Kansai Paint as a distributor of its polyurea protective coatings, linings, joint fillers, and repair materials in the Pakistan and Middle East area."We are able to find great synergy between Versaflex and Kansai Paint," said Todd Gomez, International Sales Manager of Versaflex. "We are excited to work...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Friday May 27th, 2016

 
Boosting Manufacturer Production with a No VOC Fiberglass Alternative

Manufacturers have long used fiberglass when a strong, lightweight, formable material with some flexibility is required. For these reasons, it is a key building material among manufacturers of boats, trailers, automobiles, RVs, furniture, Jacuzzis and bathtubs, and water park slides.Yet fiberglass emits hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
SWD Urethane's Quik-Shield 108 Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Now Available through Service...

Effective immediately, Quik-Shield 108, SWD Urethane's revolutionary new spray foam, is now available for sale nationwide through Service Partners, LLC, the largest distributor of residential insulation products and related accessories in the United States. This will enable insulation contractors all over the US to have easier access to the...

Company name: SWD Urethane
Published On: Tuesday May 24th, 2016

 
Spray Foam Alliance of India First Training Program

The SFAI is proud to announce its First Training Program on May 26, 2016.All with interest to begin & build their technical knowledge through interactive learning are welcome to the classroom & demo sessions. The course will introduce and cover all aspects of spray polyurethane foam.10:00 - 10:10 AM Introductions - Isaac Emmanuel, Covestrro10:10 -...

Company name: IPUA Technical Center
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
Spray Foam Insulation In A Humid Region

When you live in a part of the country with a high humidity level, whether it be warm or cool, airborne moisture can potentially affect the comfort of you and your family. Believe it or not, the type of insulation you choose to install in your home can make a difference in your home's moisture level. Spray foam insulation like Icynene can help play...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Friday May 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Nippon Paint Marine Coatings and Wilckens form new company

Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co. Ltd. of Kobe, Japan, and Wilckens Farben GmbH of Gluckstadt, Germany are proud to announce the formation of Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) GmbH.The new company is a joint venture of the two partners, who have been working together in the marine paint market for the last ten years.Responsible for sales activity in...

Company name: Nippon Paint Marine Coatings
Published On: Tuesday May 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> WATER-BASED
New Eco-Efficiency Analysis proves benefits of BASF's water-based adhesives for flexible food...

BASF's water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative to conventional technologies when it comes to lamination of flexible food packaging. This is the outcome of a recent eco-efficiency analysis conducted by BASF and COMEXI, a leading supplier of converting solutions for the flexible packaging...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Successful participation of OSV Technologiya company at PLASTPOL 2016

Last week in Kielce (Poland) there finished its work the International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL 2016, which took place on 17-20 May in International exhibition center Targi Kielce. At the exhibition OSV Technologiya has shown the most popular own-produced models of equipment for processing of plastics and polymers - compact...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ADHESIVES
drupa EXtended at Baumer

Under the motto drupa EXtended, Baumer hhs will be inviting visitors to drupa 2016 to come to its hhs solution-center in Krefeld throughout the eleven days of the event. A visit to the ultra-modern test lab is designed to give them the opportunity to meet experts from the company in a quiet atmosphere and to see live presentations of the latest...

Company name: Baumer
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> RAILWAY>> VIBRATION DAMPING COMP.
Vibration protection solution for the world’s longest railway tunnel

Getzner has developed a special vibration protection measure to ensure passenger comfort and durability of the track in the world’s longest railway tunnel. Until the opening in June 2016, testing is in full swing. Around 250 trains will soon travel along the 57 km tunnel every day at speeds of up to 250 km/h. The solution Getzner has designed for...

Company name: Getzner Werkstoffe
Published On: Tuesday May 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING
Construction Segment Will Continue to Dominate the Global Bio-Based Polyurethane Market until 2020,...

According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global bio-based polyurethane marketis expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 7 percent during the forecast period.This research report titled 'Global Bio-based Polyurethane Market 2016-2020' provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends....

Company name: Technavio
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ROOFING & FLOORING SURFACES
PIMA Issues Performance Bulletin: Measuring the R-value of Polyiso Roof Insulation

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has issued a new Performance Bulletin, Measuring the R-value of Polyiso Roof Insulation. The bulletin supports and validates the use of PIMA member-published LTTR values as the most reliable measure of polyiso thermal value for building owners, designers, specifiers and contractors....

Company name: The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Published On: Friday May 27th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Using closed-cell spray foam insulation as part of a green building design

When designing a green building, architects should consider the benefits of closed-cell spray foam insulation, both as a performance-enhancing energy solution and as an environmentally responsible material. Spray foam insulation such as Icynene's ProSeal insulates buildings against heating and cooling losses more effectively than the alternatives,...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
UMass Partners up With Mass Energy Lab Insulation to Test Job Site Spray Foam Insulation Safety in...

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Lowell are conducting a study to evaluate exposures associated with the use of products that contain reacting chemicals (such as isocyanates and epoxies) and controls that reduce exposures to these chemicals in construction during the installation of actual spray foam insulation installs in homes across...

Company name: Mass Energy Lab Insulation
Published On: Friday May 27th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Manali Petrochemicals formulates plan to take the company global

Petrochemicals giant Manali Petrochemicals (MPL), part of the MA Chidambaram Group has worked out a blue print to take the company global. Publicly-listed MPL is planning to set up five applications centres across the world and talks are on to set them in Qatar, Singapore, US and in Western Europe. The investment, to the tune of Rs 150 crore, will...

Company name: Manali Petrochemicals
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
Stepan to close Canadian plant

Stepan, a manufacturer of speciality and intermediate chemicals, surfactants and polyols, announced plans to cease all production activities and shutdown its Longford Mills, Canada, facility by the end of 2016. This decision will result in a workforce reduction of approximately 30 employees. According to the company, products manufactured at this...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
Hexcel Celebrates Opening of New Innovation Centre

Hexcel's new $10 million Innovation Centre in Duxford, UK was officially opened today by Marcus Bryson, Chair of the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) and Chair of Aerospace at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, together with Nick Stanage, Hexcel's Chairman, CEO and President. The Duxford site is Hexcel's largest center for research...

Company name: Hexcel Composites
Published On: Tuesday May 24th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant filler

A flame retardant filler having brominated silica particles, for example, imparts flame retardancy to manufactured articles such as printed circuit boards (PCBs), connectors, and other articles of manufacture that employ thermosetting plastics or thermoplastics. In this example, brominated silica particles serve both as a filler for rheology...

Company name: International Business Machines
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyol mixture for producing rigid polyurethane foam

A polyol mixture for producing a rigid polyurethane foam, the polyol mixture containing (A) a polyol component having a hydroxyl value of 100 mgKOH/g or more and 550 mgKOH/g or less; (B) a blowing agent containing one or more hydrohaloolefin-based blowing agents selected from the group consisting of trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propene (B1) and...

Company name: Kao
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Bio-oil polyols, alkoxylated bio-oil polyols and bio-oil phenolic resins

Methods are provided for producing bio-oil polyols, alkoxylating bio-oil polyols to provide polyols, and for employing the alkoxylated bio-oil polyols for making polymers or copolymers of polyesters or polyurethanes. Compositions and methods are provided for incorporating bio-oils into phenolic resins such as phenol-formaldehyde resin and...

Company name: Battelle Memorial Institute
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> POLYISOCYANATES
Method for producing polyisocyanates comprising iminooxadiazinedione groups and use of these

The present invention relates to a method for producing polyisocyanates comprising iminooxadiazinedione groups, wherein at least one monomeric di- and/or tri-isocyanate is oligomerised in the presence of a) at least one catalyst, b) at least one additive (A) having a relative permittivity at 18.degree. C. to 30.degree. C. of less than 4.0, c)...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin composition

A resin composition capable of securely adhering multiple members in a short time without having to establish a long aging process. The resin composition including: (1) a urethane(meth)acrylate; (2) at least one selected from a group of (meth)acrylates having a phosphate group, (meth)acrylic silane coupling agents, and (meth)acrylates having an...

Company name: Dai Nippon Printing
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
Thermally conductive dielectric for thermoformable circuits

This invention is directed to a polymer thick film thermally conductive thermoformable dielectric composition comprising urethane resin, thermoplastic phenoxy resin, diacetone alcohol and thermally conductive powder. Dielectrics made from the composition can be used in various electronic applications to protect electrical elements and particularly...

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Thermosetting compositions containing isocyanurate rings

The invention relates to thermosetting compositions containing isocyanurate ring(s) prepared through chain extension of an epoxy resin (a) with carboxyl-functional oligomers (b), which are the reaction product of polyols (i) containing one or more isocyanurate ring(s) and polycarboxylic acids or their anhydrides (ii). The polyols (i) containing one...

Company name: CCP Composites
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Multi-part polyurethane compositions, articles thereof, and method of making

A multi-part polyurethane composition is composed of a first part comprising a polyurethane prepolymer composition and a second part comprising a polyol having a hydroxyl functionality of 4 to 6, and a desiccant. The composition further comprises a plasticizer, wherein the plasticizer can be present in any one or more of the parts. A polyurethane...

Company name: Cytec Industries Inc
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Polyurethane prepreg and composite fiber element produced therefrom

The invention relates to prepregs and to a method for producing storage-stable polyurethane prepregs (pre-impregnated fibers) using polyols with a high content of secondary hydroxyl end groups, to composite fiber components (composite components) which are produced from the prepregs and which can be obtained by impregnating fiber-shaped materials...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> DISPERSIONS
Solvent free aqueous polyurethane dispersions and shaped articles therefrom

Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and shaped three dimensional articles formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether, polyester, or polycarbonate polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The shaped articles from such dispersions...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Degradable material for downhole applications

In one aspect, degradable material is disclosed, including: a polyurethane component with a first degradation rate in a downhole environment; and a corrosive additive component with a second degradation rate that is higher than a first degradation rate in the downhole environment. In another aspect, a method of temporarily sealing a downhole zone...

Company name: Baker Hughes
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam

A method of forming a flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam that has a V-0 rating, according to Underwriters Laboratories Standard 94 Flammability Test, includes forming a reaction mixture that has an isocyanate component and an isocyanate-reactive component, and the isocyanate-reactive component includes a polyol component. The isocyanate...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid foam and associated article and method

A rigid polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam includes 1 to 50 weight percent of a particulate poly(phenylene ether) having a mean particle size of 1 to 40 micrometers. The particulate poly(phenylene ether) imparts reduced flammability and reduced water absorption to the foam. The foam is useful as a thermally insulating material in articles...

Company name: Sabic Innovative Plastics
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
Hybrid foam

The invention relates to highly elastic polyurethane foams which are suitable as functional materials having thermally insulating properties.

Company name:
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Coatings for the backsides of wooden boards

A method includes applying a hydrophobic coating composition to a backside of a wooden board to prevent warping and cupping when the board is exposed to water vapor. The coating composition can include a chlorinated resin and water, or may be a solvent-based or a 100% solids composition including an epoxy(meth)acrylate, a polyester(meth)acrylate, a...

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Multi-layer assembly, multi-layer stretch releasing pressure-sensitive adhesive assembly, and...

A multi-layer assembly that includes a release liner, a first layer disposed on the release liner, the first layer including a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that includes a silicone polymer that includes silicone polyurea block copolymers, polydiorganosiloxane polymers, or combinations thereof, a second layer disposed on the first layer,...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> FILM
Adhesive film, adhesive composition for the same, and display apparatus including the same

An adhesive film, an adhesive composition for the same, and a display apparatus including the same. The adhesive film includes a urethane functional group, has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of about 30.degree. C. or less, a loss modulus of about 4.times.10.sup.4 dyn/cm.sup.2 to about 8.times.10.sup.4 dyn/cm.sup.2 upon frequency sweep testing...

Company name: Cheil Industries
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane moulding

The present invention relates to a process for producing polyurethane moldings, wherein (a) organic polyisocyanates are mixed with (b) compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate and comprising polyesterol (b1) and at least one compound (b2) obtainable by alkoxylation of an aromatic starter molecule, (c)...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Fast recovery hard thermoplastic polyurethanes

The thermoplastic polyurethane compositions described herein have very good recovery properties, rebound resilience, or both, while also having good hardness. It has been difficult to provide thermoplastic polyurethane compositions with this combination of properties. Some compositions described herein also provide low haze and/or good clarity...

Company name: The Lubrizol Corporation
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
Isocyanate prepolymer composition and crosslinked polyurethane prepared therefrom

An isocyanate prepolymer composition and a crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane composition are disclosed, preferably in the form of a fiber. Also disclosed is the process for preparing said prepolymer composition and crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane. Both of the isocyanate prepolymer composition and crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Multi-layered golf balls having foam center with selective weight distribution

Multi-layered golf balls having a core made of a foamed composition, preferably polyurethane foam, are provided. The ball includes a dual-layered core having a foam inner core (center) and surrounding outer core layer. The outer core layer may be made from a non-foamed thermoset material such as polybutadiene rubber. The ball further includes an...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> EMULSIONS ADHESIVES
Preparation and properties of emulsifier/N-methylpyrrolidone-free crosslinkable waterborne...

Stable emulsions of emulsifier/N-methylpyrrolidone-free crosslinkable waterborne polyurethane-acrylates (C-WBPUAs) with various acrylic monomer contents (0, 10, 20, and 30 wt %) for footwear adhesive materials were successfully prepared in this study. The effects of the acrylic monomer content on the shelf stability, mean particle size, and...

Company name: Pusan National University
Published On: Wednesday May 25th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Recognizing Value in Recycling Cast Polyurethane

COVESTRO ELASTOMERS has developed a dedicated BAULE manufacturing module that can incorporate CPU (Cast Polyurethane) waste into new production material. This enables molders to value CPU waste since it now can be used for CPU applications with stringent cost constraints and less demanding property requirements. You can now add up to 35% granulated...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
An alternative to TDI-Prepolymer/MOCA Technology: Plan B: A path to fewer regulations

There is nothing wrong with the TDI-Prepolymer/MOCA technology. It was first commercialized in the 1950's and since then the technology has grown both in the length, depth and scope of application. Initially regarded as a space age elastomer used only in very special, yet limited applications where cost was of secondary concern to a widely applied...

Company name: Everchem
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
Conventional and Reduced-Free Prepolymers Based on trans-1,4-H6XDI: Elastomer Physical/Mechanical...

Previously, polyurethane elastomer systems based on the new aliphatic diisocyanate, Fortimo trans-1,4-H6XDI (trans-1,4-hydrogenated xylylene diisocyanate) were introduced. This new aliphatic diisocyanate has a very compact, linear and symmetrical structure which results in ultra high-performance properties comparable to elastomers based...

Company name: Anderson Development Company
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
Choosing the best alternatives to MOCA cured TDI polyurethanes

MOCA has been included in the Annex XIV list of regulated chemicals under REACh in Europe.On November 22, 2017, MOCA will reach its "sunset date", and users of MOCA in Europe must now plan for this. Many MOCA users in other regions of the world are wondering what the regulatory future for MOCA is in their regions, and what the alternatives are....

Company name: Chemtura Urethanes
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Thermoplastic Urethanes: Why Annealing Makes a Big Difference

Polyurethanes exhibit an incredible range of chemistries and structures that may be unmatched in the world of polymers. While all polyurethanes are fundamentally the product of a reaction between an isocyanate and an alcohol (polyol), the exact chemistry of these ingredients can be varied significantly to create a wide range of properties. In...

Company name: Michael P. Sepe, LLC
Published On: Monday May 30th, 2016

 
 

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