The Center for the Polyurethanes
Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council's 59th annual Polyurethanes
Technical Conference will take place September 26-28 at the Hilton in Baltimore, MD.
With respect to energy and equipment savings, because polyurethane
finishes can air-dry or be force-dried at lower temperatures than typical baking enamels, ovens may not be needed at all or energy use may be reduced.
John Televantos, Partner at Arsenal Capital and long-time polyurethanes
industry veteran, said, "We are very pleased to bring IPS Polymer Systems into the Accella group, and with the progress of Accella overall.
Most of the R&D work was conducted at Dow's Polyurethane
Systems business in Correggio, Italy.
These materials incorporate composite materials into the polyurethane
matrix to impart better traction, durability and hydrolytic resistance into the roll cover.
Low density SRIM polyurethane
systems reduce weight up to 50% compared to thermoplastics, wood fiber, and other reinforced plastics, without sacrificing performance.
In Canada, flexible foams used in the furniture and automotive seating industries account for close to half the country's polyurethane
Among the selection criteria for the new polyurethane
were that the material exhibited a combination of good wear characteristics and mechanical properties, was easy to handle, and provided for fast, easy alteration and repair of polyurethane
as well as metal patterns.
But it's not the first to be made with polyurethane
11] Still another, the Nurses Health Study, conducted at the Harvard Medical School, included 1183 women with silicone gel-filled, saline, double lumen, polyurethane
coated and 56 unknown breast implants.
The domestic consumption of polyurethane
resin has continued to rise with the rapid growth of its user-industries.