Issue-611 - June 20, 2016   Recommend
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BASF increases Prices for Ethanolamines in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows:Monoethanolamine (MEOA) + 20 EUR/ mtDiethanolamine (DEOA) + 30 EUR/ mtTriethanolamine (TEOA) + 50 EUR/ mtor by the equivalent amounts in local currency. The price increase will...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday June 14th, 2016

BASF increases prices for Neopentylglycol, Trimethylolpropane and 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

BASF is increasing the prices of the following polyalcohols with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit in Europe:Product Neopentylglycol (NPG): +80 Euro/mtTrimethylolpropane (TMP): +80 Euro/mt1,6-Hexanediol (HDO): +100 Euro/mtNeopentylglycol (NPG) is a high-quality intermediate used, for example,...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Snuffed Out: De Facto Death for Halogenated Flame Retardants

Jesse Dulek started his presentation with a question; How many in the audience liked to burn things growing up? As a product development engineer focused on FR technologies at custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, Minn., Dulek joked that his current job entailed him getting paid for trying to light things on fire, or more accurately, seeing which...

Company name: RTP Company
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

EUROPUR Presents Milliken with Innovation Award

Together with Urethanes Technology International, The European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Blocks Manufacturers (EUROPUR) presented Milliken & Company with an innovation award for excellence and professionalism in the flexible PU foam industry. The award was given in recognition of Milliken's Milliguard AOX-1 antioxidant, which...

Company name: Milliken Chemical
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

The rise of bio-based polyols

An article recently featured in Urethanes Technology International talked of the dominance of soy in the North American biobased polyols market (see article here: ). Acme Hardesty make an interesting statement in the article about changing the industry's...

Company name: IFS Chemicals
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

BASF's leading-edge protection for rotor blades passes 50 hours rain test

BASF supports the wind energy sector with special systems and products and has launched an innovative coatings solution for rotor blades: RELEST Wind LEP S. It has recently passed an external 50 hours rain erosion test by a renowned institute from Denmark and thus outperformed other well-known rain erosion resistant coatings. The stress loads to...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

Trend study Material Selection 16/17 by BASF presents innovative materials for products of the...

How are a Bolivian indigenous tribe and transfer coating technology related? What is the connection between a fitness app on your cell phone and a semi-rigid foam? And what does this material feel like? Material Selection 16/17, the first trend book by the designfabrik and the scouting team of BASF's Performance Materials division provides all the...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

June issue of European Coatings Journal is out

For the coating industry the automotive sector is something like the crème de la crème of modern technology.There is no other mass market that demands such a high level of quality regarding optical properties, durability and protective abilities. To make things even more complex, modern coatings are expected to be as eco-friendly as possible and...

Company name: European Coatings Journal
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

PPG introduces VELVECRON SR stain-resistant clear coat

PPG has introduced VELVECRON SR (stain-resistant) coating, the first coating successfully engineered to prevent staining of white and light-colored consumer and mobile electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones and e-readers.Based on proprietary PPG resin and pigment technologies, Velvecron SR coating is a clear, two-component urethane topcoat...

Company name: PPG Industrial Coatings
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

BASF breaks ground on new automotive coatings plant in Shanghai

BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. broke ground today on a new, world-scale automotive coatings plant at the company's existing site at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant represents an investment of around €140 million and is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2017. As the latest...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

New SCHOTTEL coating systems for maximum corrosion protection

SCHOTTEL now offers its customers even more robust Rudderpropellers thanks to optimized coating processes. The result is maximum corrosion protection due to optimized resistance to abrasion and greater adhesive force in combination with thicker coats of paint. The underwater elements of the propulsion unit are coated with several layers of...

Company name: Schottel Group
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Demilec Sealection 500 Spray Foam Insulation Now Ignition Barrier-Free for Unvented Attics

After rigorous third-party testing, Demilec's Sealection 500 open-cell spray foam insulation has been approved for use in unvented attics without the need for an ignition barrier, which effectively eliminates the need to hire a contractor to add a secondary ignition barrier in these applications. A contractor need only follow the requirements of...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

Gaco Foam and Silicone Awarded Severe Hail Rating by FM Approvals

Gaco Western prides itself on producing innovative products that contractors can use to differentiate themselves. We are pleased to announce that our newly developed GacoRoofFoam F2733 spray applied polyurethane foam coated with GacoFlex S2100 Cleanable Solvent-free Silicone Coating assembly successfully passed Severe Hail by FM Approvals. The roof...

Company name: Gaco Western
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016 Announces Specialty Products, Inc. As New Site Sponsor

It's official. Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) and have agreed to join forces. As of today, SPI is an official site sponsor, which means their brand will be featured exclusively throughout the SPF industry's #1 Website, resulting in a notable increase in traffic from visitors and potential customers seeking SPI's...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Technical Partnership Enables Collaboration, Technology Advancements for Aston Martin and Dow...

Aston Martin and Dow Automotive Systems have formed a technical partnership that will enable an expansion of their collaborative development efforts. A broader portfolio of Dow solutions will be utilized for Aston Martin production models and race cars.We look forward to working more closely with Dow Automotive Systems in a partnership that will...

Company name: Dow Automotive
Published On: Thursday June 16th, 2016

Voodoo Manufacturing adds excellent flexible TPU plastic filament to their 3D printing services

When it comes to the desktop 3D printer market there was a time when your material choice was strictly limited to ABS. Then, as years went by, PLA became the de facto standard on account of it's structural stability along with fewer print restrictions (no heated bed required for example). Since then, nylon, woodfill, polypropylene-like, bronzefill...

Company name: Voodoo Manufacturing
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

PURe Composites - For Innovative Sandwich Designs

Structural components currently used in serial production generally feature a monolithic construction, which means they are built from carbon fibers in a matrix, metallic components, and aluminum or magnesium. The new approach aims to produce these structural components in a sandwich construction method, consisting of a cost-effective lightweight...

Company name: Frimo
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Custom-made networking with Plastics 4.0

Everybody is talking about Industry 4.0. This technology makes it possible to network machines and production processes. Under the umbrella term Plastics 4.0, the KraussMaffei Group is promoting the implementation of the fourth industrial revolution with its three brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal. Visitors at the trade show...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Polyurethane molds stay sealed

For polyurethane back-foaming, it is crucial to effectively seal off the process in the mold, while still enabling targeted bleeding. KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery will present a new sealing system at K 2016 which meets these requirements perfectly. (October 19 to 26, Hall 15, Booths B27/C24/C27/D24) The SealStar is completely inflatable...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

T-RTM: The perfect combination

Continuous fibers, short cycle times, welding- and recycling-capability. KraussMaffei's T-RTM procedure unites the benefits of reaction process machinery, thermoplastic materials and shaping in the transfer molding procedure (resin transfer molding, RTM) - and is thus the perfect combination for modern lightweight construction. At K 2016 in...

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

GXW ColorForm: New total package for perfect high-gloss surfaces

With the ColorForm process, KraussMaffei has revolutionized the manufacturing of components with a high-gloss finish. The technology combines injection molding and reaction process machinery and enables fully automated manufacturing in a one-step production cycle. Previously, systems have been configured individually and on a project-related basis....

Company name: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Published On: Thursday June 16th, 2016

Modular Homes: The future of house building

Research carried out by the McKinsey Global Institute shows potential for a 30% cost reduction in off-site manufactured modular building methods, using products such as Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).The report confirmed that off-site production can strip up to 40% off building schedules compared with traditional building methods, providing an...

Company name: IFS Chemicals
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Sleepwell parent looks to raise $75 mn via IPO, hires bankers

Sheela Foam Pvt Ltd, which sells mattresses under the Sleepwell brand, is looking to raise approximately Rs 500 crore ($75 million) through an initial public offering by March next year, according to a report.The company has also appointed Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd and ICICI Securities Ltd as bankers to manage the process, Mint reported on...

Company name: Sheela Foam
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

It's Hillhead time again!

Tema will once again be exhibiting at the UK's largest working quarry exhibition, held at the Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, Derbyshire from 28-30th June.This year the company will be exhibiting their full range of products, including woven wire, self-cleaning harp sieves, fan sprays, rubber and polyurethane in both tensioned and modular formats. Tema...

Company name: Tema Isenmann Ltd
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Introducing the UK's only manufacturer of polyurethane tooling boards.

IFS Chemicals have been developing low and medium density polyurethane foams for over 35 years, with the new modelling range including polyurethane foam at the low density range. Syntactic polyurethanes and various types of filled products are also included in the new product range. The higher density polyurethane products have been optimized for...

Company name: IFS Chemicals
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

FoamPartner Group Purchases Hydra Sponge

A Washington industry Hydra Sponge Company Inc., has been acquired by the Swiss-based company FoamPartner Group.Hydra Sponge is located in the lower west industrial park, at 300 Westlink Drive.Established in 1968, the company moved to Washington in 2009. The business founder, Ted Tripolitis, sold the company to eight employees.One of the previous...

Company name: FoamPartner
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

BASF to acquire global surface treatment provider Chemetall

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire Albemarle's global surface treatment business, Chemetall. The purchase price is $3.2 billion. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to close by the end of 2016. Chemetall is a global technology and innovation leader in the metals surface treatment market, and is...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Official presentation of Interplasp as a member of Europur

A couple of months ago we informed you that the Board of Directors of EUROPUR had accepted our membership application. We already were members of the association, but our formal presentation to the other members took place last week, on June 8 at the General Assembly in Brussels. It was the 50th anniversary of the Convention and Interplasp was...

Company name: Interplasp
Published On: Sunday June 19th, 2016

Global Bio-based Polyurethane Market 2016 - BASF, Cargill, Covestro, Dow Chemical, Hitachi Chemical...

Market.Biz has recently launched new Market Research Report on "Bio-based Polyurethane Market" is a in-depth and professional survey on Bio-based Polyurethane Market.Major Manufacturers Analysis of Bio-based Polyurethane :(With Company Profile, Product Picture and Specifications, Sales Volume, Sales Revenue, Sale Price and Gross Margin and Contact...

Company name: Market.Biz
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

CONCENTROL renews ISO 14001: 2004 and ISO 9001: 2008 certifications

After an audit process which verified the compliance with the requirements set out by ISO processes, TUV Rheinland grants CONCENTROL the renewal of the ISO 14001: 2004 and ISO 9001: 2008 certificationsThe renewal of the ISO 14001: 2004 certification refers to the protection and conservation of the environment in balance with socio-economic needs....

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Mearthane Products Corp. highlights product development in newest ISO 9001:2008 registration

Mearthane Products Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of customized components based on specially formulated thermoset polyurethanes for use in a wide range of applications and industries, highlights its extensive formulation and product design in its latest ISO 9001: 2008 conformance registration.MPC's ISO 9001:2008 registration focuses...

Company name: Mearthane Products
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

D3O agrees strategic partnership with DuPont

D3O, a UK-based specialist for impact protection solutions, has agreed a long term strategic partnership with DuPont to co-develop "D3O powered by DuPont Hytrel". The product is said tob e a versatile material combining the properties of thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) and D3O's rate sensitive material. The new material is said to target...

Company name: D3O
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

BASF: Speeding up and focusing research activities

The innovation-driven world of chemical and technology companies is characterized by a constant process of change. To maintain its successful track record in this environment, BASF is further speeding up and focusing its research and development activities, said Dr. Martin Brudermuller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

HumiSeal Strengthens Support in Eastern Europe with New Appointment

HumiSeal , a leading conformal coating manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Balint Győrffy as Technical Sales Engineer to further strengthen support to major customers throughout Eastern Europe. With an established background in the SMT industry, Balint will be responsible for providing commercial and technical support to key...

Company name: HumiSeal
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Dur-A-Flex Business Development Group Expands Again

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous floor and wall systems, has appointed Mark Edinger as Business Development Manager, South. Edinger brings to Dur-A-Flex nearly a decades' worth of experience within the flooring industry. With a background in Sales, Edinger has worked for both...

Company name: Dur-A-Flex
Published On: Thursday June 16th, 2016

Obama Set To Ink New Federal Safety Standards For Asbestos, Dangerous Chemicals

Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have been reviewed for safety.A bill that Congress sent President Barack...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Encourages Proper Insulation and Seal of Buildings to Reduce...

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical voice to the spray polyurethane foam industry, today urged America's consumers, businesses and builders to assist in the prevention of asthma and asthma related attacks through the use of responsible building materials and reduction of fossil fuel consumption in homes and...

Company name: Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Verdezyne Wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Verdezyne, Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, has been named a winner of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge."We could not be more pleased about this recognition from the EPA for our proprietary platform for production of biobased chemicals such as BIOLON DDDA," commented E. William Radany, Ph.D., President...

Company name: Verdezyne
Published On: Thursday June 16th, 2016

Fungi found to help degrade polluting polyurethane

A Mexican research team has identified fungi commonly found in waste dumps that are capable of degrading various types of polyurethane considered difficult to recycle.This technique, which takes over 10 years to develop and is currently being patented, represents an important step forward in environmental science, Herminia Loza-Tavera, a chemistry...

Company name: the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Published On: Wednesday June 15th, 2016

Polyethers, methods of making same, and uses thereof

Isotactic polyethers, methods of making polyethers, and uses of polyethers. The polyethers have a chain transfer group formed from a chain transfer agent. The methods of making the polyethers use monoalcohol chain transfer agents or multifunctional chain transfer agents. The polyethers can be used in materials, such as polyurethanes, elastomers,...

Company name: Cornell University
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Process for the preparation of isocyanates in the gas phase

Meta-toluene-diisocyanate is produced by reacting meta-toluenediamine with phosgene in the gas phase. The meta-toluenediamine to be vaporized for use in this phosgenation process must contain less than 0.5 wt. % of toluenediamine residue, a total of less than 0.2 wt. % of ammonia and cycloaliphatic amines, and less than 20 ppm of heavy metals. At...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Method for producing polyisocyanates and use of said polyisocyanates

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 C. to C. of at least 4.0, c)...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Silylated polyisocyanates

The present invention relates to silylated polyisocyanates, to processes for preparing them, to their use, and to coating compositions comprising them.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

One-component type curable composition and one-component type waterproofing material

A one-component type curable composition includes: an isocyanate group-containing urethane prepolymer (A) obtained by allowing a polyoxyalkylene-based polyol (a-1) having a number average molecular weight of 1,000 or more and less than 3,000, a polyol (a-2) having a number average molecular weight of less than 1,000, an epoxy (meth)acrylate (a-3)...

Company name: Auto Chemical Industry
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Stable, ready-to-use liquid polyurethane resin composition and uses thereof

A polyurethane resin composition comprising a prepolymer and a polymerizable plasticizer, and which may also comprise at least one constituent chosen from the group comprising: a masked polyisocyanate; a diluent; bitumen or a bituminous mixture; and mixtures thereof, and uses thereof.

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Carboxyl group-containing polyimide, thermosetting resin composition and flexible metal-clad...

The present invention aims to provide a carboxyl group-containing polyimide, and prepolymer thereof which give a cured product highly satisfying thermosetting property, PCT resistance, solvent resistance and peel strength at the same time. The present invention relates to a terminal acid anhydride group-containing imide prepolymer which is...

Company name: Toyobo
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

Non-aqueous pigment ink

In a non-aqueous pigment ink that includes pigment, a non-aqueous solvent, and a non-aqueous resin that functions to disperse pigment dissolved in the non-aqueous solvent, the non-aqueous solvent includes a hydrocarbon based non polar solvent at 50% by mass or more with respect to the total amount of solvent. The non-aqueous resin is an acrylic...

Company name: Riso Kagaku
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

Toner, developer, and image forming apparatus

To provide a toner for developing an electrostatic image, the toner including toner particles, wherein the toner particles contain: a non-crystalline resin A; and a crystalline resin, wherein the crystalline resin contains a crystalline resin C containing a urethane bond, or a urea bond, or both thereof, and wherein the toner particles each have a...

Company name: Ricoh
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Binder composition for sublimation printing natural fibers

A binder composition for sublimation-printing natural fibers of the present invention includes: (A) an aqueous solvent; (B) a moisture evaporation retardant selected from urea, glycerine, and a mixture thereof; (C) a (meth)acrylic polymer; (D) a polyurethane; (E) a blocked polyisocyanate; and (F) a paraffin wax.

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Composition, curable composition, production method therefor, and cured product

A composition is provided which includes a polymerizable compound (A) which includes a (meth)acryloyl group and an isocyanate group in a molecule thereof; and a reaction accelerator (B) which is a compound including a (meth)acryloyl group and a halogenated carbamoyl group in a molecule.

Company name: Showa Denko K.K.
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Methods and compositions for making an amino acid triisocyanate

A method of making an amino acid triisocyanate is provided, the method comprising reacting an amino acid trihydrochloride with phosgene to form the amino acid triisocyanate. In some embodiments, the amino acid trihydrochloride comprises lysine ester trihydrochloride salt and the amino acid triisocyanate comprises lysine ester triisocyanate. In some...

Company name: Warsaw Orthopedic
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Polyurethane biofoams derived from natural products and methods of making and using thereof

Described herein are polyurethane compositions based on natural materials, as well as methods for making and using the compositions. Also described herein are biofoams made from the polyurethane compositions. The biofoams described herein are resistant to degradation by acid and heat and are able to recover their original shapes after the...

Company name: the International Park of Creativity
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Hydrophilic polyurethane foam with low volume swelling

The invention relates to a specific composition comprising A) isocyanate-functional prepolymers obtainable by reaction of A1) aliphatic diisocyanates with A2) di- to hexa-functional polyalkylene oxides having an ethylene oxide content of 50 to 100 mol %, based on the total amount of the oxyalkylene groups present, B) an aqueous polyurethane...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

Polyurethane foam composition for discontinuous panels formed under a reduced pressure

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a composition for forming a polyurethane foam and a method of forming the polyurethane foam using the composition. The polyurethane foam includes a formulated polyol, an isocyanate and a blowing agent. The formulated polyol includes 60 weight percent (wt. %) to 80 wt. % of a polyether polyol and 10...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

A coating system

A coating, system comprises 30 to 90 parts by weight of a bioresin component and 10 to 70 parts by weight of an isocyanate component, based on 100 parts by weight of the coating system, and has a percent solids of greater than 60%. The bioresin component comprises an acrylic polymer and a biopolyol formed from a natural oil. A method of forming a...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Allophanate composition

The invention relates to a composition for producing a coating comprising (a) a compound comprising at least two secondary amino functions and (b) isocyanate component comprising an allophanate and a polydunctional isocyanate, and (c) optionally a solvent. The invention also relates to the use of said composition for producing a coating with...

Company name: Vencorex
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Coating composition having smooth texture for one-coat-one bake coating

A coating composition for one-coat-one bake coating includes a resin, a pigment, a solvent, and a general additive. The resin is an acryl modified urethane resin manufactured by polymerizing polycarbonate diol, polyester diol, an acryl resin, and an isocyanate monomer. The coating composition using one-coat-one bake coating can provide soft...

Company name: Hyundai-Kia Motors R&D Division
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

High solids coating and process for coating

Described is a high solids coating composition having exceptional rheological properties and appearances comprising (a) a thermosetting binder, (b) from about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % based on binder solids of solid polyurea particles prepared by the reaction of a mixture of a polyisocyanate and an amino reactant comprising a primary or secondary...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

Waterborne two component polyurethane coating compositions comprising alicyclic rigid polyols

The present invention provides two-component polyurethane compositions that are substantially free of VOCs and comprising, as one component, polyisocyanate compositions and, as a second component, a polyol which is chosen from a cycloaliphatic diol or polyol having a molecular weight of from 100 to 500 and containing one or more 4 to 7 member...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Adhesive system for lignocellulosic substrates having high levels of extractives

An adhesive system for preparing lignocellulosic composites comprising: a) a primer composition; and, b) a polyurethane adhesive composition, wherein said primer composition comprises: 1 to 100% by weight of the composition of at least one compound having a hydroxyl number of less than or equal to 30 mg KOH/g and being selected from the group...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Composition, adhesive agent, adhesive sheet, and laminate

The present invention provides a composition obtained by blending a polythiol compound (A), an isocyanate group-containing compound (B) and a radical generator (C), wherein the polythiol compound (A) is at least one compound selected from an aliphatic polythiol and an aromatic polythiol each of which has a thiol group binding to a primary carbon...

Company name: Bridgestone
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Reactive film adhesives with enhanced adhesion to metallic surfaces

Disclosed is a self-supporting, heat curable adhesive film including a surface-deactivated solid isocyanate and a blend of two different polyurethanes. A method of making an article that includes the adhesive film and article made thereby are also disclosed.

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Multi-layer sealing films

The present application generally relates to multi-layer sealing films, methods of making such films, materials for inclusion in such films, retroreflective sheeting and articles including such films, and methods of making retroreflective sheeting and articles including such films. The multi-layer sealing film may include two or more layers. One...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

High-speed moisture-cure hybrid siloxane/silsesquioxane-urethane and siloxane/silsesquioxane-epoxy...

Materials containing the reaction products of a cyclic azasilane with water and a compound or polymer containing an isocyanate or epoxy functional group and methods for their synthesis are provided. Stable mixtures containing a cyclic azasilane and a compound or polymer containing an isocyanate or epoxy functional group according to invention are...

Company name: Gelest Technologies
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Reactive adhesive with enhanced adhesion to metallic surfaces

Disclosed is an aqueous adhesive composition including a surface-deactivated solid isocyanate and a blend of two different polyurethanes. A method of making an article that includes a coated adhesive layer and article made thereby are also disclosed.

Company name: HB Fuller
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane based on metal hydroxides and polyesterols

The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane, at least one metal hydroxide, and at least one phosphorus-containing flame retardant, where the thermoplastic polyurethane is a thermoplastic polyurethane based on at least one diisocyanate and on at least one polyesterdiol, and has a weight-average...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

Pultruded beam, and apparatus and methods for manufacturing

The present bumper impact beam includes pultruding polymer (e.g. thermoset polymer, preferably polyurethane) into continuous reinforcement (preferably carbon fibers or glass fibers), the reinforcement including fabrics selectively positioned and extending around corners for improved impact strength. The beam preferably has a 50%-70% fiber volume...

Company name: Shape
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Resueable polyurethane projectile

Improvements in a reusable polyurethane projectile are presented. The reusable polyurethane projectile performs like a bullet or projectile because the projectile is essentially the same size and shape of a bullet and can be fed through a normal bullet clip into the breach of a gun, fired and ejected. The reusable polyurethane projectile conforms...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Shatter-resistant, optically-transparent panels and methods of use of the panels for on-site...

The disclosure includes multi-layered panels (10) including exterior layers of glass (12, 44) and interior layers of urethane (20, 36) and at least one layer of polycarbonate (16) between the urethane layers (20, 36) that result in enhanced shatter resistance within panels that weigh between about 4.1 and 4.6 pounds per square foot. An insertion...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Archery arrow having improved flight characteristics

The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a dampening medium within the central bore of the arrow shaft. The dampening materials in an embodiment may include, but not be limited to, silicon, epoxies or urethanes and selection of various...

Company name: Aldila Golf
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016

Photopolymer formulation having triazine-based writing monomers

The invention relates to a photopolymer formulation comprising polyurethane matrix polymers, writing monomers, and photoinitiators, wherein the writing monomers comprise compounds of formula (I), where R1, R2, R3 independent of each other are each a halogen atom or an organic radical, wherein at least one of the radicals is an organic radical...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Isocyantate-free method for preparing poly(carbonate-urethane) or poly(ester-urethane)

Poly(carbonate-urethane) or poly(ester-urethane) may be characterized in that of carbonate soft segments have molecular weights Mn ranging between 10,000 and 250,000 g/mol. The segments' length may be monitored by the ring-opening polymerization condition. The process of preparing the poly(carbonate-urethane) or poly(ester-urethane) may include...

Company name: Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Published On: Saturday June 18th, 2016


A polybutadiene having a hydroxyl group at a terminal end thereof is reacted with a lactone compound such as an .epsilon.-caprolactone to obtain a polymer polyol represented by formula (I): HO--X.sup.1--Y--X.sup.2--OH (wherein X.sup.1 and X.sup.2 each independently represents a polyester component and Y represents a polybutadiene component), the...

Company name: Nippon Soda
Published On: Friday June 17th, 2016

Development of a smart, anti‐water polyurethane polymer hair coating for style setting

The goal of this work was to develop a novel polyurethane polymer coating for the surface of the hair that could be used for style setting via the shape memory effect (SME). The features of the films are in accordance with conventional hair styling methods used in the laboratory.MethodsIn this study, a new polyurethane polymer was synthesized; the...

Company name: Shanghai University of Engineering Science
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Effect of adhesive thickness and surface roughness on the shear strength of aluminium one-component...

Adhesively bonded technology is now widely accepted as a valuable tool in mechanical design, allowing the production of connections with a very good strength‐to‐weight ratio. The bonding may be made between metal–metal, metal–composite or composite–composite. In the automotive industry, elastomeric adhesives such as polyurethanes are...

Company name: Monastir University
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Dynamic mechanical properties of magnetorheological elastomers based on polyurethane matrix

Magnetorheological elastomers (MRE) are mainly composed of soft magnetic particles and rubber-like matrix. Previous studies have shown that the matrix has a greater impact on mechanical properties of MRE. In this article, a new kind of polyurethane material was fabricated and used as the matrix of MRE. The effect of several factors on the...

Company name: Chongqing University
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

Contrasting thermal behavior and low-temperature flexibility of PDMS-grafted and poly(2-ethylhexyl...

Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) was grafted onto polyurethane (PU) to form a P series, and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (EHA) was graft-polymerized onto PU to form an E series. The spectroscopic, thermal, tensile, shape memory, and low-temperature flexibility properties of the P and E series were compared. With an increase in the PDMS content, the Tg of the P...

Company name: The University of Suwon
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016

A Novel Self‐Healing Polyurethane Based on Disulfide Bonds

Polymeric materials with intrinsic self-healing ability that can restore from mechanical injury autonomously have attracted great research efforts recently. Disulfide bonds, which become dynamic upon exposure to heat, UV light, or redox conditions, can be used to introduce healable properties to polymer network. Shape memory effect is a kind of...

Company name: Donghua University
Published On: Monday June 20th, 2016


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