Nippon Bee Chemical Co.

Hirakata, Japan

Nippon Bee Chemical Co.

Hirakata, Japan
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Tadanaga K.,Osaka Prefecture University | Tadanaga K.,Hokkaido University | Morita K.,Osaka Prefecture University | Morita K.,Nippon Bee Chemical Co. | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology | Year: 2013

Silica nanoparticles with high concentration were prepared by the sol-gel process based on the Stöber method using tetraethoxysilane as a starting material. It was found that silica sol with about 4 wt% in concentration and with a diameter of about 10 nm was obtained by controlling the reaction conditions in the Stöber process. By removing the solvent under a reduced pressure, the particle concentration was increased up to 15 wt% without aggregation. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Ishimoto K.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | Arimoto M.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | Okuda T.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | Yamaguchi S.,Kyoto Institute of Technology | And 7 more authors.
Biomacromolecules | Year: 2012

For developing broader application of biobased polymers, graft copolymers and comb polymers having poly(lactic acid) (PLA) side chains have been synthesized by using a macromonomer technique. PLA macromonomers (MMm) having a methacryloyl polymerizable group with different PLA chain length with an average length m = 4, 6, 8, 12, 18, and 30 were prepared via ring-opening polymerization of l-lactide using hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) initiator catalyzed by Sn(Oct)2. Radical polymerization behaviors of these macromonomers were examined. Radical copolymerization of MMm (m = 4, 6, and 8), with vinyl monomers like n-butyl methacrylate (BMA) and n-butyl acrylate (BA) in water as the reaction medium, gave stable miniemulsions of poly[n-butyl (meth)acrylate-graft-lactic acid]s [PB(M)A-g-PLAm]. MMm with m value higher than 12, however, gave aggregate products in a minor amount besides miniemulsions in a major amount, producing not a stable emulsion system of graft copolymers. The solution copolymerization, on the other hand, produced a wider variety of the graft copolymers, where a wider range of MMm (even m ≥ 12) can be employed. In a 1,4-dioxane solution, the radical copolymerization of MMm with BMA and methyl methacrylate (MMA) gave various graft copolymers [PB(M)MA-g-PLAm]. A new type of comb polymers (PMMm) having PLAm as pendant side chains were obtained by radical homopolymerization of MMm in a 1,4-dioxane solution. The graft copolymers and comb polymers obtained here are amorphous. Physical properties of the polymers from miniemulsions suggested them to be applicable for coatings or elastic materials which are environmentally desirable as a new class of biobased polymers. In addition, the present approach provided fundamental information on relationships between the length of PLA side chain and the bulk properties of the product polymers. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


Tanaka A.,Honda Corporation | Inoue T.,Honda Corporation | Mochizuki S.,Honda Corporation | Inoue M.,Nippon Bee Chemical Co.
SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing | Year: 2013

Most types of paint materials currently used for motorcycles contain large amounts of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs are environmental load substances, and there is a demand to reduce emissions in recent years. Many of a motorcycle's exterior parts are made of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) plastics (henceforth ABS) or PA (Polyamid) plastics (henceforth PA). These two plastic materials have different film adhesion mechanisms and adhesion strength. Therefore it was necessary to use different conductive primers and that's was one of the factors which made time and material losses in the painting processes. We solved those two issues, the reduction of VOCs and the common use of the same conductive primer for different parts materials, by combining two kinds of resins originally designed as the conductive primers, i.e., urethane resins with carboxylic acid groups and acrylic resins with amide groups, which are different in properties. Many of the plastic parts used in motorcycles are painted manually because there are difficult portions to be painted by automated painting machines. The viscosity was adjusted to satisfy both the controllability of paint sagging and the surface smoothness to keep the efficiency of paint workers' operations. Copyright © 2012 SAE International and Copyright © 2012 SAE Japan.


Patent
Nippon Bee Chemical Co. | Date: 2011-04-11

A low-molecular-weight polyester resin which can elasticize a resin suitably and can be used for various purposes, various resins obtained by using the resin, and the purposes thereof. The polyester resin is obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition containing 10 to 90 weight % of a linear dicarboxylic acid and/or diol having at least 8 carbon atoms (I), 5 to 80 weight % of a branched dicarboxylic acid and/or diol having at least 4 carbon atoms (II-1) and/or 2 to 40 weight % of at least one polyfunctional monomer (II-2) selected from the group consisting of polyols, polycarboxylic acids and hydroxycarboxylic acids having 3 or more functional groups respectively and which has the number average molecular weight of 500 to 5000 and is amorphous.


Patent
Nippon Bee Chemical Co. and Teijin Ltd | Date: 2013-03-19

To provide a hard coating composition which forms a hard coat layer that has high visibility and good hardness, while having stretchability. To provide a technique which is capable of effectively preventing blocking phenomenon in a layered product such as a resin film without adversely affecting the visibility. The present invention provides a hard coating composition which contains (A) a phenolic novolac acrylate that has two or more acrylate groups and (B) an aromatic group-containing mono or poly(meth)acrylate compound that contains 1-2 mol of an alkylene oxide structure having two or three carbon atoms in each molecule. This hard coating composition contains 60-85 parts by mass of the phenolic novolac acrylate (A) and 15-30 parts by mass of the (meth)acrylate (B) per 100 parts by mass of the resin component contained in the hard coating composition.


Patent
Nippon Bee Chemical Co. | Date: 2010-01-21

A method for forming a coating film able to reduce curing time, reduce the size of coating equipment and reduce the amount of CO_(2), without deterioration in such properties as water resistance and weather resistance. The method for forming the coating film includes the steps of (1) applying a base coating composition, (2) applying a top coating composition on the base coat layer obtained in said step (1), (3) irradiating energy line on the uncured coating film obtained in step (2), and (4) bake curing after step (3). The top coating composition includes a hydroxyl group-containing resin (A), an activation energy line-curable compound containing an unsaturated bond (B), and a polyisocyanate compound (c), with a compounding proportion of (A), (B) and (C) based on weight satisfying the ratio: ((A)+(C))/(B)=90/10 to 50/50.


Patent
Nippon Bee Chemical Co. | Date: 2010-08-11

The obj ect of the present disclosure is to provide a method for forming a coating film being able to reduce the time needed to cure coating film, reduce in size of coating equipments and reduce the amount of CO_(2), without deterioration in such properties as water resistance and weather resistance. A method for forming a coating film comprising a step (1) of applying a base coating composition, a step (2) of applying a top coating composition on the base coat layer obtained in said step (1), a step (3) of irradiating energy line on the uncured coating film obtained in said step (2), and a step (4) of bake curing after said step (3),wherein said top coating composition comprises a hydroxyl group-containing resin (A), an activation energy line-curable compound containing an unsaturated bond (B), and a polyisocyanate compound (C),said hydroxyl group-containing resin (A) has glass-transition temperature (Tg) of -20 to 50 C, weight average molecular weight of 10000 to 30000, and hydroxyl group value of 80 to 230 (KOHmg/g), and a ratio between primary hydroxyl group and secondary hydroxyl group based on hydroxyl group value satisfies the following formula, primary hydroxyl group/secondary hydroxyl group=30/70 to 80/20,said polyisocyanate compound (C) has an average isocyanate group number of 2.5 to 3.4,an equivalent ratio between hydroxyl group in said hydroxyl group-containing resin (A) and isocyanate group in said polyisocyanate compound (C) (NCO/OH) is 1.2 to 3.0, anda compounding proportion of (A), (B) and (C) based on weight ratio satisfies the following formula,


Patent
Teijin Ltd, Nippon Paint Co. and Nippon Bee Chemical Co. | Date: 2010-07-28

This invention aims to provide a transparent conductive laminate excellent in sliding durability, edge-writing durability, finger writing durability and light resistance and suitable as a movable electrode substrate for a touch panel. Further, it aims to provide a touch panel using the above transparent conductive laminate. This invention is a transparent conductive laminate that is a laminate formed by laminating a polymer film, a cured resin layer-1 and a transparent conductive layer in this order, the cured resin layer-1 having concavoconvex shapes formed by phase separation of two components and containing no fine particles that impart concavoconvex shapes, and the cured resin layer-1 having an arithmetic average roughness (Ra), measured according to JIS B0601-1994, of 0.05 m or more but less than 0.5 m and a ten-point average roughness (Rz), measured according to JIS B0601-1982, of 0.5 m or more but less than 2.0 m, and a touch panel using the transparent conductive laminate.


Patent
Nippon Bee Chemical Co., Kyoto Institute of Technology and Toyota Motor Corporation | Date: 2010-05-26

There are provided a photosetting type bio-based coating composition and its coated article, wherein the coating composition has a sufficient hydrolysis resistance and a sufficient crosslinking density so as to be excellent in such as long-term stability, and is inexpensive, and is applicable also to an aqueous solvent. The photosetting type bio-based coating composition according to the present invention is characterized by comprising: a bio-based photopolymerizable compound as a film-forming ingredient which compound has at least one lactic acid unit and at least one photopolymerizable group together in a molecule; and a photopolymerization initiator. The coated article according to the present invention is characterized by being obtained by being coated with the aforementioned coating composition.


Patent
Nippon Bee Chemical Co., Kyoto Institute of Technology and Toyota Motor Corporation | Date: 2010-02-26

There are provided: a bio-based coating composition which is a bio-based ingredient coating composition in consideration of environment and does not need any expensive ingredient and is also excellent in hydrolysis resistance; and an article coated with the coating composition. The bio-based coating composition is characterized by comprising the following film-forming ingredients: a lactic acid polymer (A) which contains a polyfunctional compound having a hydroxyl group and/or a carboxyl group in a functionality of not less than 3 and lactic acid as essential monomer ingredients and has a specific SP value; and a resin (B) which contains a hydroxyl group and/or a carboxyl group and has a specific SP value; wherein the difference (SP) between the SP values of the lactic acid polymer (A) and the resin (B) is in the range of 0.2 to 4.0. The coated article is characterized by being obtained by being coated with the aforementioned coating composition.

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