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.
Compared with the previous solvent-based coagulation process, this water-based technology reportedly saves up to 95% water and up to 50% energy.
August 18, 2020
Covestro recently announced that it developed its water-based INSQIN technology in order to create a sustainable, efficient, and permanent polyurethane coating for textiles and to produce high-quality synthetic materials, especially for car interiors.
Vacuum potting is mainly aimed at electronic components with small openings and complex internal structures.
June 10, 2020
The potting of electronic components involves filling the assembly with a compound such as liquid resin (e.g., epoxy, silicone, polyurethane) to protect it from environmental or use conditions like moisture, humidity, and vibration. Any air entrapment in the potting compound can result in air bubbles that may cause performance problems in the finished component.