TPU with High EMR Permeability

Patent Title: POLYURETHANES WITH GOOD PERMEABILITY FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Number/Link: WO2019/002350 (German)

Applicant/Assignee: BASF

Publication Date: 3 January 2019

“Gist”:  TPU based on aliphatic polycarbonate diol

Why it is interesting: The invention relates to thermoplastic polyurethanes with a high permeabilty to electromagnetic radiation, especially in the 0.5 to 3 GHz frequency range. (I assume these materials are aimed at mobile phone covers and the like). ‘Surprisingly’ it was found that such TPUs can be prepared from polycarbonate diols which are based on butanediol, pentanediol or hexanediol. In the examples, TPUs based on these diols together with BDO and 1,6-HDI or 4,4′-MDI, show a lower dielectric loss factor at 400 MHz as compared to TPUs based on other polyols.

TPU cover

TPU mobile phone case.

 

Polyurethanes from Bisphenol-Based Polyols

Patent Title:  OLIGOMERIC POLYOL COMPOSITIONS

 Number/Link:WO2018/190891

Applicant/Assignee:  Presidium USA

Publication date: 18 October 2018
Gist”: Polyurethanes from high functionality  bisphenol-based polyols

Why it is interesting: The invention relates to high functionality (and high viscosity) polyols that consist of bisphenol moieties and aliphatic polyol moieties and that can be prepared by reacting a bisphenol-based polycarbonate with a short-chain, high functionality polyol in the presence of a suitable catalyst or promotor.  In the examples a bisphenol-A based polycarbonate powder is reacted with propoxylated pentaerythritol and a tetra – OH – functional tert-amine that acts as a promotor.  The polyols are said to be useful for high stiffness polyurethanes that show improved heat distortion and a relatively low reaction exotherm.

multranol

Catalytic tetrol used in the invention

 

Hybrid Polyurethane Elastomer

Patent Title:  PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ELASTOMERS

 Number/Link: WO2018069348 (German)

Applicant/Assignee:  Covestro

Publication date: 19 April 2018

Gist”: Unsaturated polycarbonate polyols are reacted with isocyanates together with a peroxide

Why it is interesting: Unsaturated polyethercarbonate polyols are prepared by reacting alkyleneoxides (e.g. PO) together with carbondioxide and an unsaturated monomer like a glycidylether or -ester or cyclooctadienemonoepoxide. These polyols can then be reacted with isocyanates in the presence of  a free-radical initiator like an peroxide. The resulting material can then be crosslinked in a separate step. The hybrid elastomers are said to have improved tensile properties at same or similar hardness.
A related application is WO2018/069350.

glycidylmethacrylate

Glycidylmethacrylate