Patent Title: POLYURETHANE/UREA SILICON CARBIDE NANOCOMPOSITE
Publication date: 16-feb-2017
“Gist”: Surface modified SiC particles are dispersed in and covalently bound to a polyurethane matrix
Why it is interesting: Silicon carbide (carborundum) particles with an average particle size of about 500 nm are NCO-functionalized by reacting with a surface modfifying agent, e.g 2-triethoxysilylpropylisocyanate. The modified particles are then dispersed and covalently reacted into a polyurethane/polyurea matrix in an amount of 50-55% (w/w) on the composition. The composites can be made into highly erosion resistant films, for use on the outer surface of aircraft.
Posted by Gerhard Bleys on February 17, 2017
Patent Title: ORGANIC AEROGELS BASED ON ISOCYANATE AND CYCLIC ETHER POLYMER NETWORKS
Publication date: 2-feb-2017
“Gist”: Isocyanate and epoxy are reacted in solvent and supercritically dried
Why it is interesting: While most ‘conventional’ aerogels are based on silica, organic aerogels, especially isocyanate-based aerogels, are also well known: polyurethane-, polyurea-, polyamide-, polyimide-, polycarbodiimide- and polyisocyanurate aerogels have all been reported. This invention adds another type of aerogel based on the reaction of isocyanates and cyclic ethers, esp. oxetanes and oxiranes. The isocyanate with a functionality of (pref.) 2 to 3, (e.g. 4,4′-MDI or methylidynetri-p-phenyletriisocyanate) is reacted with a cyclic ether of (pref.) functionality of 2 to 3, (e.g. N,N-diglycidyl-4-glycidyloxianiline) in a suitable solvent (e.g. DMAc). After washing, the gel is dried with supercritical carbon dioxide. The materials are useful for thermal insulation and are said to have better mechanical properties compared to other organic aerogels.
Posted by Gerhard Bleys on February 3, 2017
Patent Title: HIGHLY DURABLE POLYESTER POLYOL
Publication date: 26-jan-2017
“Gist”: PU from polyester polyol with bulky side groups
Why it is interesting: The invention is about polyester polyols prepared from a dibasic acid (e.g adipic acid) and a mixture of two diols: 3-methyl-1,5-pentanediol and cyclohexane-1,1-dimethanol. The diols are used in a molar ratio of about 1:1 (25-75 to 75-25 pref.). Polyurethanes prepared with these polysters are said to be highly hydrolysis resistant in both acidic and basic environments.
Posted by Gerhard Bleys on January 27, 2017
Patent Title: THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITION, THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, SHOE MATERIAL AND WEARABLE APPARATUS
Number/Link: US2017 /0015825
Applicant/Assignee: Evermore Chem. Ind.
Publication date: 19-jan-2017
“Gist”: A blend of TPU and unsaturated silicone gum is dynamically vulcanized
Why it is interesting: A thermoplastic polyurethane is blended (in a kneader) with 1 to 5% w/w of double-unsaturated silicone rubber gum. The blend is then dynamically vulcanized by extruding (and pelletizing) it together with a peroxide curing agent like e.g. 1,3-bis-(t-butylperoxyisopropyl)benzene. The resulting thermoplastic is said to have improved slip resistance without reducing the TPU properties like abrasion resitance and is therefore said to be especially useful for the production of shoe-soles. It is ‘contemplated’ that the resulting material is a semi-IPN, but (i.m.o.) it is more likely that a seperate crosslinked silicone phase -and therefore a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV)- is formed.
Posted by Gerhard Bleys on January 23, 2017