Today’s urethane product formulators need to meet a wide range of consumer and regulatory requirements. As premium chemistries, reactive adhesives and sealants must be compliant, have good safety and sustainability profiles, and perform exceptionally.
Innovative Chemical Products reports that Leeson’s portfolio of solutions for building and construction, insulation, sports surfaces, waterproofing, and others will be highly complementary to the Building Solutions Group portfolio.
October 28, 2020
Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) recently announced its acquisition of Leeson Polyurethanes, a UK-based manufacturer of polyurethane adhesives and coatings used in a variety of sectors and markets.
Cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) is a non-edible, bio-based material commonly used as a building block for various resins, hardeners, and modifiers in the adhesives, coatings, and composites industries. A high-purity cardanol, 3-pentadeca-dienyl-phenol, derived from the bio-oil CNSL has been employed to replace nonyl phenol (NP) in various applications, including isocyanate blocking.
Three groups from ACC continue to lead the work with OSHA: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI); and the Diisocyanates (DII) and Aliphatic Diisocyanates (ADI) panels.
October 13, 2020
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently signed the renewal of the ACC OSHA Alliance, which continues to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces operating with diisocyanate chemicals along the polyurethane value chain.
Adhesives play an important role in creating sustainable and resilient infrastructure. While the hybridization of adhesives is not a novel concept, recent innovations in raw materials have unlocked new possibilities for toughened epoxy systems.
According to the National Pest Management Association, 37% of homeowners have seen a rodent in their home in the past year. As we mark Pest & Rodent Awareness Week in October, it’s important to take a proactive approach to deter these critters before they find a way into a building.
Dow is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate the integration of machine learning and AI solutions into a novel predictive intelligence capability.
August 28, 2020
Dow Polyurethanes, a business division of Dow, recently announced that it is accelerating its digital transformation through increased integration into artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive capabilities geared to increasing its digital IQ across all business operations.