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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
Foster Introduces FDA 21CFR 73 Color Concentrates for Medical Devices

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, introduces a new line of color concentrates using FDA 21CFR 73 subpart D pigments for medical device applications. In support of medical customers in early stages of product development, Foster's MediBatch color concentrates will be available in quantities as low as a single...

Company name: Foster Corporation
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
Creating value added with plastics

K 2016 in Dusseldorf marks the first time that Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is appearing at the show under its new name. The company responds to key trends with its innovative and sustainable material solutions, courageously going beyond existing limits in its efforts to make the world a brighter place. Visitors to this premier...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
State bans on toxic furniture flame retardants grows

Massachusetts looks to become the latest state to ban certain chemical flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products sold in the state. Already passed by the senate, next month's approval S. 2293 by the Massachusetts House of Representatives would bring to 14 the number of U.S. states/districts with laws banning these...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES>> MDI
Covestro expanding MDI capacity at German site

Materials manufacturer Covestro is moving forward with a repurposing of its production operations in Brunsbuttel, Germany. The Board of Management has now officially approved an expansion of production capacity for the foam component MDI at the site. An existing, idled plant for the precursor TDI will be converted for production of MDI. The plans...

Company name: Covestro - Product Center Polyurethanes
Published On: Saturday June 25th, 2016

 
Detailed examination of the global methylene diphenyl isocyanate (MDI) consumption 2016

The Global Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate (MDI) Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate (MDI) market. First, the report provides a basic overview of the Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate (MDI) industry including definitions, classifications, applications and...

Company name: Reportstack.com
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
48-hour tank lining corrosion repair, thanks to SPI's fast curing Polyshield HT-100F UB

This particular project involved a steel feed hopper located at a green energy plant producing biogas from maize in Norfolk. The tank lining of the feed hopper, which had a total surface area of 230m², had suffered both corrosion and erosion as a result of the fact it had originally been lined with an insufficient protective lining. As well as...

Company name: Specialty Products, Inc
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray foam manufacturer, Icynene, launches new consumer-oriented mobile application

North America's leading spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, today announced the launch of its second mobile application. The Icynene Home Owner App allows homeowners across the United States and Canada explore and understand the performance advantages of spray foam insulation in new home construction.The launch of the consumer-oriented...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Thursday June 23rd, 2016

 
7 Reasons why you should use Duratherm foam

Duratherm closed cell spray applied foam insulation is becoming the preferred choice for specifiers where demands for improved thermal efficiency have steadily increased. Building Control departments such as The LABC are starting to recognise the qualities of Duratherm and are now accrediting it for use in in a number of various scenarios.7 REASONS...

Company name: Isothane Ltd
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
Spray Polyurethane insulations continue to gain in popularity!

Terms like polyurethane, PUR in situ, PN-EN 14315-1:2013, differences in flammability and reaction to fire are only a handful of the nomenclature used in the insulation industry, according to the experts who took part in the latest two training courses held by Polychem Systems and Asteco Polska.The meetings were moderated by process engineers and...

Company name: Polychem Systems
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
Electrolube Extends Reach Into North American Markets

In a strategic move to extend its market reach into the important US electronics manufacturing sector, Electrolube has established a new distributor agreement with the US Midwest based company, Murray Percival. This development will enhance Electrolube's existing widespread US market coverage, which currently includes distribution agreements with...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Thursday June 23rd, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTI-CORROSION
EonCoat helping to prevent carbon steel tank corrosion

Thousands of chemicals, petroleum products, and corrosive elements like salt water brine are transported by tank trucks and tank railcars, as well as being processed in chemical storage tanks every day.In these operations, carbon steel corrosion can require early tank replacement and maintenance, as well as pose a safety risk in terms of potential...

Company name: EonCoat
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> SEALANTS
WACKER Expands Production Capacity for Silicone Sealants and Specialty Silicones

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its silicone elastomer production capacity in Jincheon, South Korea. The new facilities will include production plants for silicone sealants, specialty silicones and liquid silicone rubber. At the same time, existing production units in Jincheon will be transferred to the new site. Investments for the expansion will...

Company name: Wacker Chemie AG
Published On: Tuesday June 21st, 2016

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Henkel opens a composite test center in Heidelberg

Here automotive customers can team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts and to figure out the best production process condition to make their ideas market-ready.Henkel is always striving to create a competitive advantage for its customers along the entire value chain of car manufacturing. It works closely with its industrial...

Company name: Henkel Composites Lab
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
SAIP confirms its presence at UTECH ASIA and its interest in the Chinese market

SAIP is glad to announce its return to UTECH ASIA and its participation to the next edition of PU CHINA which will be held next August in Shanghai.SAIP will be promoting its technologies' latest developments in terms of improvement of energy efficency and most cost effective performances, for the building & construction and refrigeration...

Company name: SAIP Advanced Polyurethane Equipment
Published On: Tuesday June 21st, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> CONCRETE MOLD
Urethane Outperforms in Construction

Concrete is a big part of construction and yet, wood and other materials continue to be the most common choice for concrete molds. Sure for foundations, and large areas, that may make the most sense, but when it comes to footings, concrete stamping and other smaller items, urethane molds are impossible to beat.Urethane is customizable in just about...

Company name: Harkness Industries
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> SYNTHETIC GRASS
Going green in fight against brown lawns

After a record-dry summer in 2015, and water restrictions starting two weeks earlier this year, more and more homeowners are turning to greener solution to keep their lawns from turning brown.Synthetic grass, a polyurethane material made to look and feel like the real deal, is quickly becoming a trendy alternative in the Lower Mainland.Since...

Company name: North Western Synthetic Grass
Published On: Sunday June 26th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Building insulation materials

Last month we discussed the pros and cons of fiberglass and cellulose home insulation materials; this time we will look at spray foam.Polyurethane foam insulation is available in closed-cell and open-cell formulas. With closed-cell foam, the high-density cells are closed and filled with a gas that helps the foam expand to fill the spaces around it....

Company name: Green Home Energy Advisors
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Magna Receives Ford World Excellence Award

Magna International Inc. announces it has received a 2016 Ford World Excellence Award in the "Smart" category for the innovative technology featured in the 2016 Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist system.Ford's World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers who demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork, said Hau...

Company name: Magna International
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> BELT
Megadyne Group acquires majority stake in Helicord

Italy-based Megadyne S.p.A, a leading manufacturer of premium polyurethane belts for industrial applications, has acquired a majority stake in Chennai-based Helicord Transmissions for an undisclosed sum as part of its 'strategic move' to strengthen its presence in the Indian market.Helicord Transmissions, which has revenues of about 25 crore,...

Company name: Megadyne
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PEOPLE
Polyurethanes Recruiter PolySearch Adds Mitchell

Northeast Harbor, Maine-based PolySearch Recruiting, a search firm specializing in the polyurethanes, chemicals and plastics industries, has hired Ken Mitchell. He is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.Mitchell has 25 years of experience in the polyurethanes industry. His background includes manufacturing and sales experience. Most recently, he was...

Company name: BedTimes Magazine
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Sartomer Opens Customer Center

Sartomer Americas has opened a new center named the Discovery Hub, intended to promote an environment of continuous innovation. The facility, located in the company's Exton, Pa., office, reportedly will enhance collaboration with customers and enable stronger teamwork to address current and future chemical formulation challenges. The main section...

Company name: Sartomer
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Chemical industry disappointed by Brexit vote, UK association confident of sector's resilience

The chemical industry in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe faces a prolonged period of uncertainty after the UK public voted in a referendum yesterday to leave the European Union. The result has triggered the resignation of UK prime minister David Cameron, who campaigned for the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union. A British exit from...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Cefic statement on impact of Brexit on the chemical industry

Concluding a historic referendum that marks a first for any EU member state, the people of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw their membership of the European Union. The member companies of Cefic - in agreement with our British counterparts, member companies of the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) - had jointly supported the UK remaining...

Company name: Cefic - European Chemical Industry Council
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Why Environmental Responsibility Is Good for Your Bottom Line

"Greening" your company, via any number of means, obviously brings multiple benefits to the physical environment. But while going green may be the responsible thing to do, many companies shy away from these sustainability measures. The reason is their (common) misconception that the costs will outweigh any benefit, that there is no bottom-line...

Company name: Lapolla
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
APF Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix

Arizona Polymer flooring is excited to announce we have broken ground on our new manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Located near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road (4565 W. Watkins St.), this 50,000-square-foot facility will put all headquarter functions under one roof. Some 14,000 square feet will be devoted to office space, 18,000 to...

Company name: Arizona Polymer Flooring
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
Kuraray celebrates 90th anniversary

Artificial silk known as rayon was the yarn that started to spin the success story of Kuraray. 90 years have passed since the stock exchange listed Japanese company was founded on June 24, 1926. To mark this day, Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG) has created a 90-years-landing-page which summarizes the highlights of nearly a century of corporate history. ...

Company name: Kuraray
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
Covestro LLC Announces Sponsorship of Energy Innovation Center

Covestro LLC, a leading polymer materials supplier, announced a multi-year sponsorship with the Energy Innovation Center, located in Pittsburgh's Hill District. The sponsorship will contribute toward the Energy Innovation Center's mission to advance sustainable technologies."Sustainability sits at the heart of our business strategy, as we continue...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Thursday June 23rd, 2016

 
Invista resolves IP arbitration for its PTA technology

Invista, a leading manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibres, recently resolved an intellectual property (IP) arbitration against a Chinese company for misuse of its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology."Protecting our intellectual property is not just about us; it's about protecting our customers' investments and allowing...

Company name: Invista
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
SOPREMA: Building polyurethane insulation materials plant in Germany / EUR 25m investment

Soprema has started building a new plant for polyurethane insulation materials at its German site in Hof/Oberroßbach. Construction of the new plant officially began on 10 June, and the EUR 25m investment project is set to be completed within a year. Once it is up and running, the facility will offer 50 new jobs.The company first set up shop in...

Company name: Soprema
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
Winners of Perstorp Open Innovation Challenge are announced

Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is today announcing the winner in its Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in September 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its unique Capa caprolactone thermoplastic materials. The purpose of the contest was to crowdsource ideas for creatively applying Capa Thermoplastic to address...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
CONCENTROL establishes its social media presence

Starting today you can be updated on all the information about CONCENTROL through the major social media networks. Following the communication strategy that is being implemented to achieve the growth targets for the coming years, the implementation of these corporate channels seeks to develop new communication and contact channels with our...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Additives to resin compositions for improved impact strength and flexibility

The invention provides a composition comprising: (a) about 0% to 99% by weight of at least one resin wherein the resin is selected from the group consisting of epoxy, latex, polyurethane, polyurea, polyspartic, or alkyd resins; (b) about 1%-99% by weight of tristyrenated phenol or distyrenated phenol; and (c) optionally about 2% to 98% by weight of...

Company name: Ethox Chemicals
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant polyurethane-urea hybrid coating agent composition containing expandable graphite...

Disclosed are a flame retardant polyurethane-urea hybrid coating agent composition containing expanded graphite and a method of preparing the same. More particularly, it relates to a flame retardant polyurethane-urea hybrid coating agent composition which is formed as a film on surfaces of coated structures, when coated on the interiors and...

Company name: SKC
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> PHOTOINITIATOR
Polymeric photoinitiators

A polymeric photoinitiator, most suitably a polyurethane photoinitiator, is obtained by step-growth co-polymerization of at least one monomer (A) with at least one monomer (B). Monomer (A) includes a photoinitiator moiety, while monomer (B) is a monomer reactive with monomer (A) to form a polymer. A method produces the polymeric photoinitiator, a...

Company name: Coloplast
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Curing compositions having low-free amounts of methylenedianiline

A process for preparing a curing composition of a coordination complex comprising methylenedianiline (MDA) and a salt, and less than 1000 of free MDA. The curing composition may be used in curing polyurethanes and epoxy resins.

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Pentamethylenediisocyanate, method for producing pentamethylenediisocyanate, polyisocyanate...

A Pentamethylene diisocyanate is obtained by phosgenating pentamethylenediamine or its salt obtained by a biochemical method, and contains 5 to 400 ppm of a compound represented by the general formula (1) below and a compound represented by the general formula (2) below in total: ##STR00001## ##STR00002##

Company name: Mitsui Chemicals
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> THERMOSETS
Resin lapping plate and lapping method using the same

The present invention provides a lapping plate, which provides a high lapping rate and also can suppress the generation of scratches on a surface of a polishing workpiece. The present invention provides a resin lapping plate comprising a resin sheet comprising a thermosetting polyurethane resin and having an opening rate of 10 to 50% and a Young's...

Company name: Fujibo Holdings
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> COMPOSITE MATRIX RESINS
Polyurethane resin composition and polyurethane composite prepared from the same

The present invention relates to a polyurethane resin composition for preparing a polyurethane composite, having (a) an organic polyisocyanate; (b) an isocyanate-reactive component having (b1) one or more polyether carbonate polyols which are prepared by addition of carbon dioxide and alkylene oxides onto starters having active hydrogen using DMC...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> BINDERS
Binder for electrode in lithium secondary cell, electrode manufactured using said binder, and...

A binder for an electrode of a lithium secondary battery contains a water dispersion of a polyurethane. The polyurethane has been formed of (A) a polyisocyanate, (B) a compound having two or more active hydrogen groups, (C) a compound having one or more active hydrogen groups and a hydrophilic group, and (D) a chain extending agent. The (B)...

Company name: Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> LAMINATES
Aqueous resin composition, laminate produced using same, and image display device

Provided is an aqueous resin composition in which a vinyl ester resin and a urethane resin having an aromatic ring are dispersed in an aqueous medium, in which the vinyl ester resin is obtained by allowing at least one epoxy resin selected from the group consisting of a novolak type epoxy resin and a bisphenol type epoxy resin to react with a...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Polyurethane, urethane-(meth)acrylic composite resin, and aqueous dispersion of...

An object of the present invention is to provide an aqueous dispersion for use in a cosmetic, which has both the flexibility and hair styling properties (hair set retention properties), and which allows for easily re-styling hair when the hair style once set has been disturbed; and a cosmetic including the same. In the above mentioned aqueous...

Company name: Japan Coating Resin
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS>> HAIR CARE
Compositions and methods for hair

Disclosed are oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions comprising (a) an aqueous dispersion of particles of at least one latex chosen from an acrylate latex, a polyurethane latex, or a silicone latex, and (b) an oil phase, wherein the aqueous dispersion of particles of at least one latex is present in the O/W emulsion in an amount sufficient to stabilize the...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
Hair coloring compositions comprising latex polymers

Disclosed is color base composition for coloring keratin fibers comprising: at least two latex polymers independently selected from acrylate latex polymers and polyurethane latex polymers; at least one alkalizing agent; at least one oxidative dye precursor; at least one organic solvent; and water; wherein the at least two latex polymers are...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Hair cosmetic composition containing a polyurethane latex polymer and a silicone-organic polymer...

Disclosed are hair cosmetic compositions comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, at least one polyurethane latex polymer and at least one silicone-organic polymer compound. Methods of imparting durable styling or shaping benefits to hair and/or of controlling frizziness of hair by applying the hair cosmetic compositions onto hair are also...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Hair cosmetic composition containing latex polymers and a silicone-organic polymer compound

Disclosed are hair cosmetic compositions comprising at least two latex polymers selected from acrylate latex polymers and polyurethane latex polymers, wherein at least one latex polymer is a film-forming polymer, and at least one silicone-organic polymer compound. Methods of imparting durable styling or shaping benefits and/or frizz control to hair...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Hair styling compositions comprising latex polymers

Disclosed are compositions comprising one or more latex polymers selected from acrylate latex, polyurethane latex polymers, and mixtures thereof, a dispersion of particles of at least one silicone latex polymer; and optionally, a solvent. Methods of using the compositions on keratinous substrates such as hair are also disclosed.

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Hair styling compositions comprising latex polymers and wax dispersions

Disclosed are hair styling compositions comprising: (a) one or more latex polymers selected from acrylate latex polymers, polyurethane latex polymers, and mixtures thereof; and (b) a wax dispersion comprising: (i) particles having a volume-basis particle size distribution with peaks in the range of equal to or greater than 1 .mu.m up to about 100...

Company name: L Oreal
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
FOAMS
Polyurethane foams and the use thereof

The invention relates to polyurethane foams and to the use thereof in foaming of profiles, in particular aluminum profiles, for improving the thermal insulation properties of said profiles.

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Coating agent compositions, coatings made therefrom and exhibiting high scratch resistance and good...

Compositions comprising (B1) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B1) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and a cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate parent structure, and/or a polyisocyanate derived therefrom, and (B2) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B2) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and an acyclic,...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Method of coating a floor with polyurethane floor finishes with hybrid

VOC-compliant aqueous polyurethane floor coating compositions and components are provided. Embodiments include at least one organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg under ambient conditions and a viscosity of less than 60 cps for at least three hours after being formed. The coating compositions exhibit application...

Company name: Ecolab
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POLYUREA
Silicone polyurea

Novel polyurea siloxane coating compositions are contemplated, the compositions being the reaction products of isocyanate prepolymers and resin blends, with the resin blends containing siloxane copolymers in addition to conventional polyurea monomer and polymer resin reactants. Specifically, it has been found that reaction products having superior...

Company name: SuperSkinSystems
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ELECTRODEPOSITION
Crosslinking components for electrocoat compositions, electrocoat compositions, and processes for...

A crosslinking component for electrocoat compositions is provided. The crosslinking component contains a blocked polyisocyanate. The blocked polyisocyanate includes at least three blocked isocyanate groups. A blocking agent for the blocked polyisocyanate contains from about 25 to about 75 mol % alcohols (A) comprising 4 carbon atoms or less, and...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> GEL COAT
Co-cured gel coats, elastomeric coatings, structural layers, and in-mold processes for their use

Co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester gel coats having improved toughness and flexibility compared with conventional polyester gel coats are disclosed. The gel coats, which have 10-50 wt. % urethane content, adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Co-cured elastomeric coatings...

Company name: Composites Intellectual Holdings
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Copper-free mirror having acrylic and polyurethane paint layers free of alkyd

Mirrors with no copper layer according to the present invention comprise a glass substrate, a silver coating layer provided at a surface of the glass substrate and at least two paint layers covering the silver coating layer, the outermost paint layer comprising a polyurethane resin based paint. They are characterized in that the paint layers are...

Company name: AGC Glass Europe
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> PRESSURE SENSITIVE
Extrudable pressure sensitive non-black adhesive compositions and methods for preparing the same

A pressure-sensitive adhesive polymeric composition comprising: a butyl rubber; a polyurethane; an olefinic polymer component; and a filler that includes titanium dioxide, wherein said adhesive polymeric composition is pressure-sensitive, and where pressure-sensitive adhesive polymeric composition is a solids composition wherein said butyl rubber...

Company name: Firestone Building Products
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Automated forming of cast polyurethane

Cast polyurethane parts for shoes or other items may be formed in an automated fashion. A dispensing mechanism may dispense a predetermined amount of a liquid phase polyurethane mixture onto a flat surface face of a mold. A dispersal mechanism may distribute the liquid phase polyurethane mixture over the flat surface face of the mold to fill at...

Company name: Nike
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
Polyurethane elastomers for use in subsea pipeline insulation

Polyurethane systems that cure similarly to systems based on mercury catalysts contain 1,4-butanediol and a zinc carboxylate catalyst. These systems cure and develop green strength similarly to systems based on mercury catalysts. These systems are especially useful in making insulated pipe joints for subsea pipeline installations.

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Light source and light-source band

LED light source having at least one light-emitting component. The light-emitting component is at least partly protected with a transparent protective material, which contains aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). A light-source band also includes at least one light-emitting component.

Company name: MariMils
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Mixing device for two component polyurethane foam formulation

A mixing device (10) containing a housing (20) that defines a mixing chamber (30), an A-component feed channel entrance opening (40), a B-component feed channel entrance opening (50), and air feed channel entrance opening (60), and an exit opening (70) where the feed channel entrance openings and exit opening provide fluid communication into and/or...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC>> POLISHING PAD
Controlled-expansion cmp pad casting method

The invention provides a method of manufacturing a polishing pad suitable for planarizing at least one of semiconductor, optical and magnetic substrates. The method obtains a liquid polyurethane material formed from an isocyanate-terminated molecule and a curative agent. The liquid polyurethane material has a T.sub.gel temperature and contains...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
Controlled-viscosity cmp casting method

The invention provides a method of manufacturing a polishing pad suitable for planarizing at least one of semiconductor, optical and magnetic substrates. The method obtains a liquid polyurethane material formed from an isocyanate-terminated molecule and a curative agent. The liquid polyurethane material contains 4.2 to 7.5 weight percent...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
High-stability polyurethane polishing pad

The invention provides a polishing pad suitable for planarizing at least one of semiconductor, optical and magnetic substrates. The polishing pad is a cast polyurethane polymeric matrix formed from an isocyanate-terminated molecule and a curative agent. The cast polyurethane polymeric matrix contains 4.2 to 7.5 weight percent fluid-filled...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> HELMET
Safety helmet

The present invention is for a safety helmet having a hard outer shell having a plurality of protective flexible air bags for protecting a person's head against blows to the helmet outer shell and having a shock absorbing face guard. Each air bag may have a plurality of cushioning air bags enclosure layers mounted to a thin foamed polymer shell...

Company name:
Published On: Friday June 24th, 2016

 
CHEMISTRY
Non-aqueous flow cell comprising a polyurethane separator

A non-aqueous flow cell energy storage device comprises a ionically conductive separator, which separator comprises a polyurethane prepared by curing an isocyanate capped prepolymer, which prepolymer was prepared from a polyol having polycarbonate backbone, wherein the separator may be impregnated with electrolyte salts and/or swelled by an organic...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
Synthesis and Thermal Characterization of Polyurethanes Obtained from Cottonseed and Corn Oil-Based...

The use of vegetable oils to replace fossil feedstock has become an area of opportunity and a priority for study in the field of polymer science. Vegetable oils are considered as renewable resources with high potential, low cost and full availability. The aim of this study is the synthesis of biobased polyols from cottonseed oil (Gossypium...

Company name:
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ISOCYANATE-FREE
Isocyanate-Free Polyurethanes by Coreaction of Condensed Tannins with Aminated Tannins

Isocyanate-free polyurethane resins biosourced to a very high percentage level were prepared by the reaction of aminated mimosa tannin extract with commercial mimosa tannin extract prereacted with dimethyl carbonate. The reaction took place with ease at ambient temperature. Indications were that the polyurethanes obtained formed a hard fi lm when...

Company name: University of Lorraine
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE
Biobased waterborne polyurethanes for coating applications: How fully biobased polyols may improve...

Biobased waterborne polyurethanes (WPU) were performed from two commercially available partially or fully dimerised fatty acid polyols of similar hydroxyl values (IOH around 60 mg KOH/g), close to those of petro-based polyols used for coating applications. Similarly to the conventional WPU, they were synthesized using a solvent-based process at a...

Company name: Materia Nova Research Center
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS
Synthesis and properties of polyurethane/graphite elastomer by in situ technique

Elastomeric polyurethane (PU) was mixed with 0, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 wt% of graphite to obtain PUE-based composites. The structure of PU/graphite elastomer was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. It was found that the polyurethane elastomer (PUE) molecular chains were intercalated into the graphite layers and evenly distributed in the...

Company name: North University of China
Published On: Monday June 27th, 2016

 
 

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