The demand for polyurethane is mainly triggered by growing demand from furniture & interiors and the construction industry. The global market for polyurethane is dominated by Asia Pacific. The polyurethane and polyols report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts polyurethane and polyols demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2012 to 2018, in terms of revenue and volume.
WACKER has developed a novel additive for rendering gypsum-based dry-mix mortars hydrophobic, i.e. water-repellent. Sold under the name SILRES® BS POWDER S, the powder is highly efficient and free of volatile organic compounds. The water repellency develops as soon as the construction material has set. Furthermore, gypsum dry-mix mortars formulated with SILRES® BS POWDER S can be mixed with water very quickly without generating any dust.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Sealants markets. Global market for Sealants is projected to reach US$9.5 billion by 2018, driven by strong demand in developing countries of Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Nusil is presenting "Innovative Silicone Adhesives", a discussion about the technology behind low outgassing two-part curable silicone film adhesives and one-part silicone pressure sensitive adhesives. These eliminate the processing downsides of traditional liquid silicone adhesives without compromising but often improving performance!
Gurit will promote its easy-to-use epoxy laminating resins, adhesives and repair kits, as well as its composite panel boatbuilding system, at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Gurit continues to develop new solutions for this sector of the marine market and is pleased to present its new Epoxy Repair Kit, a 'first aid kit' for boats, comprising everything that is needed to undertake small jobs on a boat, and ideal for use in emergencies and for general maintenance.
H.B. Fuller Company has signed an agreement to purchase adhesives company Plexbond Quimica, S/A, a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins. This business generated nearly $20 million in revenue for the 2012 fiscal year and operates a manufacturing facility in Curitiba, Brazil.
Arkema Coating Resins has introduced a new vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) latex that has been engineered to provide a cost-performance balance in interior or exterior contractor and do-it-yourself caulk formulations. Formulators can use Encor® 182 latex to meet ASTM C-834/0°C specifications or blend it with acrylic binders to meet ASTM C-834/-17°C specifications if required.
COIM Brazil Ltda. announces it has successfully completed the expansion of its production site located in Vinhedo, Brazil. The new capacity is already in operation and allows COIM to make available to its customers a broader spectrum of novel polyurethane technologies .
Kuraray offers a variety of MPD-based polyols with various molecular weights which includes polyester polyols (P-series) and polycarbonate polyols (C-series). Kuraray polyols provide significant advantages such as luxurious feel, softness, good solubility to solvents, better miscibility with other polymers, high transparency, good adhesiveness, and improved hydrolysis resistance and are well-suited in many applications as constituents of polyurethane resins.
Techsil introduces their new Cyanoacrylate and Anaerobic adhesive range. The range includes a universal surface insensitive cyanoacrylate of medium viscosity, 100cPs, which will bond many substrates in seconds. This is a high performance regular superglue adhesive.
WACKER launches silicone products for the wound dressings and prosthetics industry at the 23rd Conference of the European Wound Management Association. SILPURAN® 2112 silicone adhesive is compatible with the skin and has been developed specifically for the production of advanced wound dressings. SILPURAN® 2438 ADH silicone adhesive is suitable for bonding textiles and siliconized composites of the kind typically employed in prosthetics.
Celanese Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the production of methanol at Celanese's integrated chemical plant in Clear Lake, Texas.
Edeniq recently announced that the company's first demonstration plant, located at its Visalia, CA headquarters, has completed a successful "performance test" that exceeded the benchmark of 1,000 hours of continuous operation. The Corn-to-Cellulosic Migration plant utilizes Edeniq's proprietary technology to process over one metric ton of cellulosic feedstock per day to cellulosic ethanol, exceeding the plant's initial target.
Henkel appeared at LIGNA 2013 in Hannover, where it presented its range of new adhesives for the furniture industry. Aside from high heat resistance and low application weights, these innovative products also create a visual appearance that can very much enhance the quality of the end result.
The European Commission has launched a new three-year project "Bio Base NWE" to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe. he €6.2 million project will work mainly with small and medium businesses (SME's) to help facilitate innovation and business development in bio-based technologies.
Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing. This two part silicone with a paste consistency features a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight, and does not require exposure to air and humidity for cross-linking. It has a long working life of 5-7 hours and will not outgas while curing.
BASF has appointed Chemroy Canada Inc., as a Canadian distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the Coatings, Adhesives & Binders, Sealants and Elastomers market. The addition of Chemroy Canada Inc. in Canada strengthens BASF's presence, and further emphasizes the strategic importance of the CASE market segment.
ASTM International will be collaborating with industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations across the 90+ industry markets they support, including sealants. The Adhesive and Sealant Council will be partnering with ASTM International to raise awareness of this effort, educate industry on the value of Type III EPDs, and proactively engage industry in developing Product Category Rules.
BASF plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica, San Diego, California. The one-step fermentation process is based on sugars as a renewable feedstock. The companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement.
Celanese Emulsions GmbH announced the appointment of Innovia Solutions Ltd as distributor in the United Kingdom and Ireland effective June 1, 2013. This non-exclusive sales and marketing agreement encompasses the complete line of vinyl and acrylic based emulsions including the Mowilith® and Vinamul® brands.