An award-winning presentation was given at the 2015 Polyurethane Technical Conference in October by Dr. Stephen Seneker- Senior Scientist at Anderson Development Company of Adrian, MI. The 2015 Polyurethane Technical Conference is hosted annually by the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for Polyurethanes Industry (PCI).
The technical paper “Ultra High-Performance Elastomers Based on Trans-Bis(Isocyanatomethyl Cyclohexane), FORTIMO™ was co-authored by Robert Czeizperger-Senior Chemist, Jordan Duckett-Urethane Technical Support Chemist of Anderson Development Company. The article was also co-authored by Satoshi Yamasaki-Director for Specialty Polyurethane Materials, Toshihiki Nakagawa-Researcher, and Daisuke Hasegawa-Researcher, all from Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
The presentation highlighted the next generation of ultra high-performance aliphatic diisocyanates. The polyurethane elastomer systems based on Mitsui’s new aliphatic diisocyanate, trans-bis(isocyanatomethyl cyclohexane) also referred to as Fortimo™ trans-1,4-H6XDI (trans-1,4-hydrogenated xylylene diisocyanate) was introduced. This new aliphatic diisocyanate has a very compact, linear, highly crystalline hard-segment structure which provides ultra high-performance elastomer properties.
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