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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> ALCOHOL BASED (DIOL)
BASF to increase prices for Butanediol in North America

Effective July 1, 2016; or as existing contracts permit, BASF is raising its prices in North America for 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) by $0.04/pound (US Dollars 90/metric ton).BDO and its derivatives are widely used for producing plastics, solvents, electronic chemicals and elastic fibers. With an annual production capacity of 670,000 metric tons globally...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Stepan announces expansion of Poland polyester polyol facility

Stepan Company announced that the expansion of its polyester polyol facility in Brzeg Dolny, Poland, will be completed in mid 2016, with the addition of a new reactor. According to the company, the new asset will support its growth in the coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) business for its European customers.Stepan has also...

Company name: Stepan Company
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POTTING / ENCAPSULATION RESINS
Potting Compound Market to Hit 3.7% CAGR and $3.13B by 2021 Led by Electronics Sector

The market size for potting compound is projected to reach USD 3.13 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 3.7% between 2016 and 2021. Increasing demand from the consumer electronics industry is the major driver for the potting compound market. The global potting compound market is expected to rise with the growing demand from various end-use...

Company name: RnRMarketResearch.com
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> 3D PRINTING
Sculpteo Gives Us the Lowdown on Carbon's Rigid Polyurethane Resin in New Q&A

It's been well over a year since Carbon had the entire 3D printing industry clamoring in excitement about their exhilaratingly fast and potentially revolutionary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which was unveiled by CEO Joseph DeSimone during a TED Talk back in March 2015. Earlier this year, we finally received the first...

Company name: Sculpteo
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Make the right choice for metal coating for the right application

Metals make it possible to have a variety of products, such as industrial production equipment, automobiles, aircraft, or consumer electronics. The corrosion metals are subject to, however, is a problem. Preventive measures, such as the right coating, can delay or eliminate corrosion.The annual cost of corrosion worldwide is equivalent to 3 to 4%...

Company name: Chemline
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Flowcrete's latest food grade flooring to be showcased at Foodtech Queensland 2016

Flowcrete Australia will showcase its latest evolution in food grade flooring at the upcoming Foodtech Queensland 2016 event in Brisbane.Opening on 26 June at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland's newest food industry event, Foodtech will take place over three days, providing a global platform for a comprehensive range of...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ROOFING
Rhino Linings Announces Sustainable Cool Roof System

Rhino Linings Corporation, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of spray-on protective linings, coatings and foam, announced the release of a complete cool roof system engineered to improve building energy efficiency while extending the service life of new and existing roofs.The DuraTite spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system...

Company name: Rhino Linings
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
a.b.e. Polyurea Protection For Two New Concrete Parking Decks

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals' VIP Polyurea coatings have been applied as waterproofing to commercial property parking decks in the Free State and KZN.a.b.e. - part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - holds an exclusive agreement with Voelkel Industrie Produkte (VIP) in Germany for the local distribution of the Munich company's acclaimed range...

Company name: a.b.e Construction Chemicals
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Addressing More Spray Foam Questions

Making the decision to insulate your home with spray foam insulation like Icynene, is the first step towards creating an energy efficient home. You may feel overwhelmed with the number of questions you have. That's why it's great to check in with our series of posts about some of the important, frequently asked questions homeowners have about spray...

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

 
New insulation technology boosts efficiency, supports Saudi Vision 2030

New spray foam insulation products have been created by Honeywell and Bayer Pearl that can be used in both residential and business structures within the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to improve energy efficiency.Energy demand is expected to double by 2030 in the kingdom due to the boom in the region's population, and with 1.5 million new homes being...

Company name: Honeywell International
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
Demilec Proudly Introduces Heatlok High Lift Spray Foam Insulation

Demilec Inc. has recently introduced the latest version of Heatlok XT, its bestselling closed cell spray foam insulation. Heatlok High Lift has all of the features and benefits of Heatlok XT, but with the added benefit of increased sprayability. In one pass, Heatlok High List can lay down four inches of foam, which reduces the need for multiple...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Dow Chemical and Nordmeccanica Announce a New Revolutionary Lamination Technology in Solventless...

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) and Nordmeccanica SpA announced today the launch of a revolutionary lamination technology, using both adhesive and machinery hardware advancements. SYMBIEX Solventless Adhesives, Dow's new ultra-fast curing adhesive technology, combined with the...

Company name: Nordmeccanica
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU THERMOFORMED
Plastics' life-enhancing properties highlighted by award winners

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has honoured plastic products that meet the ultimate test of value by in some way making lives better at the ANTEC 2016 plastics technical conference.The annual ANTEC is plastics technical conference and SPE's largest event. A panel of judges selected the winners of the 3rd annual Plastics for Life Global...

Company name: Plastitel
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Registration is now open for 12th Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference 2016

The registration for the 12th Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference 2016 that will take place 20 - 22 September 2016 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn in Akron, OH, USA, is now open.The conference this year will feature:■ Bio-Renewables■ Additives for Performance Enhancement■ Processing/Scale-Up■ 3D Printing■ Wearable...

Company name: The 12th Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference 2016
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Covestro: Asia's first rotor blade made of polyurethane

Covestro has now manufactured the first polyurethane rotor blade for wind turbines in Asia. The 37.5 meter-long rotor blade, which is designed for a wind turbine with an output of 1.5 megawatts, was fabricated with a special polyurethane infusion resin from Covestro and glass fiber mats from Chongqing Polycomp International (CPIC), a leading...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
The FRIMO Supplier Day at Grupo Antolin

On May 26, 2016, FRIMO took part in its first Supplier Day in Burgos, Spain, organized by Grupo Antolin. This Supplier Day served as a great opportunity for FRIMO specialists from various competence centers to come together and present the wide range of products and services the company offers to about 60 Grupo Antolin specialists and...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
Acrotech: Three Vertical Rolling Machines

Acrotech Inc. Is currently producing three vertical rollers for a special application customer. A short while back we had a customer contact us with the desire to make a special part consisting of a half round strip of stainless steel metal with a clamping system on it. They sent in prototypes of the band and had us roll several different...

Company name: Acrotech
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulating the UK's hard-to-treat or 'problem' domestic dwellings

Over 23%, or 4.7 million out of the 19.6 million cavity walled domestic properties in Great Britain do not have cavity wall insulation according to the 'Household Energy Efficiency National Statistics, Detailed Report 2015', published by the Department of Energy & Climate Change in March 2016. Most of these are classed as 'hard-to-treat' dwellings...

Company name: the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
Kingspan to launch four more lower Lambda products

The future path to energy efficient buildings will be revealed on 1st August when leading manufacturer, Kingspan Insulation, launches four advanced, low lambda insulation products for floors, walls and soffits. Kingspan Kooltherm K103 Floorboard, K110 and K110 PLUS Soffit Board, and K118 Insulated Plasterboard feature an advanced, fibre-free...

Company name: Kingspan
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
Cheaper Insulation: Is it Worth it?

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Safer Consumer Products Program identifies methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI) in spray polyurethane foam (spray foam) as a chemical of concern for its priority product profile. Never heard of diisocyanates? You are not alone. Diisocyanates are toxic chemicals widely used in many...

Company name: University of California, San Francisco
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL
Asahi America Introduces COOLSAFE Pre-Insulated Piping System for Chilled Media

Asahi America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technologies, introduces COOLSAFE pre-insulated piping system for chilled media. COOLSAFE is a cost effective complete system consisting of a polyethylene inner layer, polyurethane insulation core, and polyethylene outer layer. Onsite installation labor is dramatically reduced because...

Company name: Asahi/America
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
ContiTech : PU flat belt as an alternative to steel ropes

In the lifting and conveying technology, the Polyflat from ContiTech is an alternative to steel ropes: thanks to its compact design, the polyurethane flat belt reinforced with steel cord enables the use of drive pulleys with small diameters and space-saving geared motors. 'The Polyflat thus opens perspectives for space-efficient drive...

Company name: ContiTech
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CASTER & WHEELS
RV-COMPOUND - The innovative bonding system to meet the highest demands

Our wheels and rollers are exposed to increasingly high stress levels. Use in continuous operation at speeds of over 22 km/h with high acceleration, high ambient temperatures and extremely dynamic loads places considerable demand on our products. The limiting factor for operation in the highest performance range is the bonding system. The high...

Company name: Raeder-Vogel
Published On: Wednesday June 01st, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Conair hires new size reduction manager

Equipment sales veteran Dave Miller has been named general manager, size reduction for auxiliary equipment supplier Conair Group.Miller spent more than 31 years with Rapid Granulator, a sister company to Conair under the ownership of IPEG Inc. There, he held a series of sales and sales management jobs and most recently was regional vice president...

Company name: Conair
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
Rick Tolin Named Corporate Senior Vice President and President of Lubrizol Advanced Materials

The Lubrizol Corporation announces today that Rick Tolin has been named corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM), effective immediately. He replaces Eric R. Schnur who has been promoted to Lubrizol president. Tolin will oversee the LZAM business segment, a leading global producer of advanced specialty...

Company name: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Chemical industry is facing record year In M&A activity, predicts A.T. Kearney

On a global basis, the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in the chemical industry rose 30% in 2015 to USD 110-billion, a fourth straight annual increase, which lays the ground for an all-time record spike this year, according to A.T. Kearney's fifth edition of Chemicals Executive M&A Report.The report notes the pending USD 130-billion...

Company name: A.T. Kearney
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
Dow Chemical completes restructuring of Dow Corning unit

Based on the information provided to it, the Company notify that there has been a restructuring of the ownership of Dow Corning Corporation (ultimate holding Company of the said Company) which will become effective from 01 June 2016.GLW swapped its 50% stake in Dow Corning for $4.8B and a 40% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor, which makes...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
BASF opens regional platform for design activities in Shanghai

BASF is connecting with designers in Asia Pacific at a new regional platform for design activities, located in Shanghai. designfabrik helps designers in Asia Pacific realize their concepts by bridging the gaps between creative ideas and the possibilities of various materials. At the same facility, BASF is also hosting design-related activities for...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
Ukraine imposes special duties on imports of polyurethane foam goods for three years

The interdepartmental commission on international trade, following an investigation initiated on July 3, 2015, on May 26 decided to temporarily introduce special import duties on flexible porous slabs, blocks and sheets made of polyurethane foam classified under foreign trade activity code 3921 13 10 19 for three years.Special measures are applied...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday June 02nd, 2016

 
Specialty Products, Inc. Promises Industry-Best Technical Support For All Products

With more than 40 years of experience in the plural component polymer industry, Specialty Products, Inc. offers polyurea solutions, spray and pour foams, primers, additives as well as state-of-the-art equipment to clients across various industries. Outstanding customer service and a highly qualified team are the strongest attributes of the...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Tuesday May 31st, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> METAL
Double metal cyanide catalyst and epoxide/carbon dioxide copolymer prepared using the same

Provided are a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst used in copolymerization of an epoxide/carbon dioxide useful for preparing polyurethane, a foaming agent, an elastomer, a sealant, a coating material, and the like, and an epoxide/carbon dioxide copolymer prepared using the same. In addition, the present invention provides a double metal cyanide...

Company name: SK innovation
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Polyurethane based on renewable raw materials

The present invention relates to polyurethanes based on at least one polyisocyanate and at least one polyester polyol, wherein the polyester polyol is based on at least one polyhydric alcohol and a mixture of two or more dicarboxylic acids, wherein at least one of the two or more dicarboxylic acids is at least partly obtained from renewable raw...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanates

The invention relates to a method for producing an isocyanate by reacting the corresponding primary amine with phosgene in a reactor (100) which comprises at least one reaction zone (110) and a quenching zone (120) arranged below said reaction zone, having the following steps: (i) introducing a gaseous amine flow (1) and a gaseous phosgene flow (2)...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Polyamide-imide resin, and curable resin composition and cured product of same

Provided are a thermosetting resin composition which is soluble in a general-purpose solvent and which can obtain a cured product (cured film) having high optical transparency to the ultraviolet region (approximately 300 nm) from the visible region, and a polyamide-imide resin suitable for use in preparing the thermosetting resin composition....

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Ink, ink cartridge, and image-recording method

Provided is an ink containing a self-dispersible pigment, a polyurethane polymer particle, a surfactant, a water-soluble organic solvent, and water. The surfactant includes a fluorinated surfactant represented by Formula (1) and having an HLB value determined by a Griffin method of 11 or less. The water-soluble organic solvent includes at least one...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Silane functional binder with thiourethane structure

The invention relates to a method for producing polyurethanes containing silane groups by reacting at least A) a composition containing a) one or more compounds containing isocyanate and silane groups of general formula (I) and b)

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> PLASTISOL
Acrylic-urethane ipn plastisol

Plastisol compositions having a two-resin interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) are disclosed. The compositions begin with blocked isocyanate grafted acrylic polymer, blocked isocyanate urethane prepolymer, plasticizer, optionally pigment, and optionally thixotropic agent. When subjected to a thermal cure, the isocyanate groups on the acrylic...

Company name: PolyOne
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS
Device for repair surgery of cylindrical organs, particularly ruptured tendons

A device for repair surgery of cylindrical organs, particularly ruptured tendons, is configured as a tubular sheath (T) made of a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer. The tubular sheath comprises an elastic fiber mesh formed by electrospinning of said polymer and has an inner wall surface and an outer wall surface substantially parallel...

Company name: University of Zurich
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FOAMS
Isocyanate/siloxane polyether composition

The present invention is directed to a composition comprising a siloxane of the formula (I) having at least one polyether radical which is linked via a urethane bond to an organic radical, preferably to an organic radical which has one or more isocyanate groups and/or polyurethane bonds, and one or more compounds which have two or more isocyanate...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID
Rigid polyurethane foams

The invention relates to rigid polyurethane foams obtainable by reaction of A) organic or modified organic polyisocyanates or mixtures thereof, B) compounds having two or more isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms in the presence of C) optionally further polyester polyols, D) optionally polyetherol polyols, E) optionally flame retardants, F) one or...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
Polyurethane foam in foundation footings for load-bearing structures

Foundation footing system for a load-bearing structure comprising a hole in the ground and a post in the hole extending above the hole. A gap present between the sides of the post and the sides of the hole contains a cured, hydrophobic, closed-cell, polyurethane foam to firmly hold the post in place and protect the post from moisture....

Company name: Royal Adhesives and Sealants
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FOAMS>> RIGID>> POLYISOCYANURATE FOAMS
Polyisocyanurate foams containing dispersed non-porous silica particles

Disclosed herein are polyisocyanurate and/or polyurethane foams containing non-porous silica particles derived from mesoporous cellular foams, wherein the polyisocyanurate and/or polyurethane foams have enhanced heat and/or fire resistance. Processes for making such foams and methods of using them are also disclosed.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Adhesion-strengthening additive and coating composition containing same

The present invention relates to a use of at least one homopolymer or copolymer which is obtainable by polymerizing ethylenically unsaturated monomers and which is composed of at least one structural unit (W0) or of at least two structural units (W1) and (W2) differing from one another, and also optionally of at least one other structural unit (W3)...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
Aqueous dispersion of a copolymer

An aqueous dispersion comprising at least one copolymer, the copolymer being preparable by initially charging an aqueous dispersion of at least one polyurethane, and then polymerizing a mixture of olefinically unsaturated monomers in the presence of the polyurethane, where a water-soluble initiator is used, the metered addition of the olefinically...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> LOW GLOSS
Low gloss coatings

A low-gloss coating composition is disclosed. The coating composition comprises a unique blend of particles, including untreated silica and organic treated silica and wax treated silica. The use of these particles in combination provides for a significant reduction in the weight percent of certain particles that can impart a suitable level of gloss...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Process for producing powder coating material, coated article and process for its production, and...

To provide a process for producing a powder coating material capable of forming a cured film which is excellent in weather resistance and which has few voids (gaps); a coated article having such a cured film; and a method for producing a carboxy group-containing fluororesin less susceptible to gelation. A process for producing a powder coating...

Company name: Asahi Glass Co Ltd
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Water-based two-component coating compositions

A water-based coating compositions including: at least one cross-linkable water-reducible binder having acid functional groups and functional groups with active hydrogen, at least one polyisocyanate cross-linking agent with free isocyanate groups, and water and optionally at least one organic solvent. The acid functional groups of the at least one...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> LAMINATES
Laminate adhesive composition

An object of the present invention is to reduce the amount of a chemical substance migrated to food while maintaining adhesion of a transparent vapor deposition film in an adhesive for a flexible package, formed of a polyol and an isocyanate. This object is achieved by a laminate adhesive composition containing a polyester polyol or a polyol such...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Process for producing composites

A composite is produced by I. producing a reactive composition containing A) at least one organic diisocyanate and/or polyisocyanate; B) at least one compound having at least one functional group reactive toward NCO groups, wherein the ratio of NCO groups of A) and the functional groups of B) varies from 1:2 to 2:1; C) a catalyst mixture containing...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE>> TIRES / TIRES FILLING
Tire with boron nitride reinforced polyurethane

This invention relates to a vehicular tire containing at least one boron nitride reinforced polyurethane component. The polyurethane component is a cast polyurethane containing a dispersion of a layered hexagonally crystalline boron nitride (h-BN) particles. The polyurethane is the product of a castable liquid polyurethane reaction mixture derived...

Company name: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DEVELOPING ROLLER
Developing apparatus, developing method, image-forming apparatus, and image-forming method

Provided is a developing apparatus, including: a toner for developing an electrostatic latent image; a toner carrier for carrying the toner; and a regulating member for regulating a layer thickness of the toner carried by the toner carrier, in which: the toner includes a toner containing toner particles each containing a binder resin and a magnetic...

Company name: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PRINTING>> DOCTOR BLADES / CLEANING BLADES
Cleaning blade, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

Disclosed is a cleaning blade of which a contact portion brought into contact with at least a member to be cleaned is formed of a polyurethane member that includes a polyurethane material containing a hard segment and a soft segment and has a ratio of an area occupied by a hard segment aggregate having a diameter of 0.3 .mu.m to 0.7 .mu.m in a...

Company name: Fuji Xerox
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
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 June 03rd, 2016

 
Golf balls having foam centers with non-uniform core structures

Golf balls having a solid multi-layered core and a cover are provided. The ball contains an inner core made of a foam composition, an intermediate core layer, and surrounding outer core layer. Preferably, foamed polyurethane is used to form the inner core and polybutadiene rubber is used to make the intermediate and outer cores. The specific...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS
Lightfast polyurethane composition

The present invention relates to a composition comprising 10 to less than 50 wt.-% of at least one oligomeric polyisocyanate a-1) based on hexamethylene diisocyanate and more than 50 to 90 wt.-% of at least one polyisocyanate a-2) based on isophorone diisocyanate, comprising monomeric isophorone diisocyanate and at least one oligomeric isophorone...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> GASKET & SEALS
Polyurethane elastomeric seal for hydraulic pumps

A method for forming a piston seal of a hydraulic pump includes forming a reaction mixture that includes a prepolymer component, a polyol additive, a diol component, and a curative component, forming a sealing element with the reaction mixture and a mold, and curing the sealing element to form a piston seal of a hydraulic pump. The prepolymer...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Shoe tuning system and method

A replaceable tuning wedge-shaped piece of a variety of hardnesses, is inserted in the midsole of shoes for enhancing the rate of compression. As the shoe breaks down or compresses, the tuning wedges will help the midsole rate of compression in each individual's gait. Such wedges can be made of elastomers, rubbers, plastics, wood, air bladders,...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 03rd, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> RAY-CURABLE/PHOTOSENSITIVE
The Effect of 3-Isocyanato-1-Propene on Adhesive Properties of UV-Curing Urethane/Siloxane Acrylate...

We synthesized the urethane/siloxane acrylate oligomer from isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), hydroxyl alkyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane and 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (2-HEA). UV-curable resins were formulated from the synthesized oligomer, ethylene glycol phenyl ether acrylate (PHEA), 1,6-hexanediol diacrylate (HDDA), trimethylolpropane...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Chitin and chitosan based polyurethanes: A review of recent advances and prospective biomedical...

Chitin and chitosan are amino polysaccharides having massive structural propensities to produce bioactive materials with innovative properties, functions and diverse applications particularly in biomedical field. The specific physico-chemical, mechanical, biological and degradation properties offer efficient way to blend these biopolymers with...

Company name: Government College University Faisalabad
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
The effect of nanoclay on the crystallization behavior, microcellular structure, and mechanical...

The effects of nanoclay on the crystallization behavior, microcellular structure, and mechanical properties of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)/clay nanocomposite (TPUCN) foams were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry, rheometry, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. It was found...

Company name: Zhengzhou University of Light Industry
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Preparation and characterization of shape memory composite foams with interpenetrating polymer...

The present study reports a feasible approach of fabricating shape memory composite foams with an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) based on polyurethane (PU) and shape memory epoxy resin (SMER) via a simultaneous polymerization technique. The PU component is capable of constructing a foam structure and the SMER is grafted on the PU network to...

Company name: Harbin Institute of Technology
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Isocyanate Exposure Below Analytical Detection When a Paint Brush and Roller Are Used to Apply...

Isocyanate exposure is known to be hazardous when polyurethane paints are applied with a spray gun, but less is known of exposure when paint is applied with a paint brush and roller. Concentrations of 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) monomer and three HDI polymers were assessed when two moisture-cure polyurethane paints containing 31-35%...

Company name: Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention
Published On: Monday June 06th, 2016

 
 

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