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MarChem Polyurethane Systems, a subsidiary of Accella Performance Materials Inc., recently launched a custom line of flooring solutions called Tru-Motion.
Tru-Motion is used for indoor multi-purpose surfaces, outdoor running tracks and playground safety surfaces to serve the athletic, play/safety and multi-purpose market. The holistic set of solutions combine years of technical expertise, MarChem said, to deliver products that perform consistently from the laboratory to each on-site installation. The company said Tru-Motion saves installation time for a wide breadth of unique flooring applications.
The Tru-Motion line includes:
• Single-component, moisture cured binders for outdoor running tracks and poured-in-place playground safety surfaces;
• Two-component poured elastomer systems for indoor multi-purpose flooring and outdoor running tracks; and
• Single-component and two-component coatings for running track structural sprays and indoor multi-purpose flooring topcoats and line paints.
For more information on the Tru-Motion product line, visit http://marchempolyurethanes.com/tru-motion/.
Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite MR5898 foaming polyurethane for hydraulic roof support equipment used in longwall mining.
Loctite MR5898 foaming polyurethane is a pour-in-place foam material designed to bond to pockets and hydraulic cylinders. By foaming up to fill cavities and adhering to edges, this foam blocks out debris, particulates, teeth or tools that might damage the equipment, Henkel said, yet is flexible enough to allow free movement of the hydraulic leg.
Loctite MR5898 foaming polyurethane replaces precut foam inserts that allow debris to get into cavities through gaps between inserts and equipment edges. This self-extinguishing, low-odor foam is intended for use underground and in confined spaces. The two-part formula begins to foam a few minutes after mixing, Henkel said, and becomes tack-free within minutes of pouring. The flexible cured foam can be easily cut or trimmed using a serrated blade, the company said.
Use of Loctite MR5898 foaming polyurethane on hydraulic roof supports ensures proper functioning of equipment, reduces unplanned downtime and prevents costly component replacement, according to Henkel said. The foaming polyurethane product is available in kit sizes.
For additional information, visit www.henkelna.com/mining.
PolyOne Corp.'s PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers has released Versaflex CE 3620 material that meets ISO 10993-10:2010 testing requirements with no signs of irritation.
PolyOne said its proactive work in achieving compliance for the material helps consumer brands gain a competitive edge by indicating their products are made with materials tested and approved for skin sensitivity.
Recent industry recalls and consumer concerns in the wearable electronics market have heightened the need for materials that do not cause irritation when in contact with the skin, PolyOne said, and several Versaflex CE materials have been used in wearable electronics applications without irritation.
Key performance characteristics include: haptics, such as a silky smooth feel; strong chemical and UV light resistance for long-term durability; and vibration-damping qualities to enhance device performance and end user comfort.
For more information, visit www.polyone.com.