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.
INVISTA Specialty Materials will make another investment at its Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, manufacturing site to expand its global Terate® HT polyols production capacity. The latest investment-expected to be complete by January 2014-will better serve the market as more North American customers are sourcing these products and the company makes the HT line available for global customers.
The Lubrizol Corporation and Merquinsa announce that they will be participating at Feiplastic 2013-The International Plastic Trade Fair-in Sao Paulo, Brazil from May 20-24, 2013, at stand #F60. Lubrizol and Merquinsa will be showcasing their integrated portfolio of Engineered Polymer solutions.
RadTech Asia in Shanghai, China will see the continuing evolution of LED technology from Phoseon for UV LED curing solutions. The conference will focus on the fundamental research and discussion about the advancement, development and applications of UV/EB curing technology in various UV/EB coating, ink and adhesive industries, as well UV/EB curing equipment and safe use of the technology.
Ashland Performance Materials is introducing Arocure 100-percent solids, UV-curable hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) into their commercially available adhesive range for specialty tapes applications. Arocure offers a more efficient avenue to create thicker adhesive film for specialty tape applications.
Incorez has introduced two high performance additives for use in sealants and adhesives. The two new products, Incozol BH and Incorez STP, were launched at the European Coatings Show 2013 to give customers an insight into the range of benefits they can provide to sealant and adhesive systems.
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has expanded its Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program (RCAP) by upgrading the interactive tool designed to help manufacturers, processors and other users of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and polymeric MDI (PMDI) in calculating emissions.
WACKER showcased its comprehensive expertise in high-quality construction applications. WACKER is focusing on the quality, performance and value-added advantages offered by its products and technologies. These advantages are being underpinned by a number of elaborate exhibits. Experts from WACKER will be on hand to meet with customers and interested parties and to hold in-depth discussions about the products and their application areas.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that 587 industry professionals attended its Spring Convention and EXPO held in Atlanta, GA. The meeting broke the most recent attendance record of 511 professionals that registered for the Spring Convention, set in 2011.