First quarter 2018 sales at Skechers were $1.25 bn up 16.5% on the first quarter of 2017 which itself broke records at the company.
Kingspan sales were ‘sluggish’ in the first quarter of 2018 because of ‘a prolonged winter in many regions’, according to a trading statement.
PU Europe has welcomed amendments to the European Union’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The amendments could lead to greater sales of polyurethane building insulation.
Perstorp’s specialties and solutions division, which includes specialty polyols and the firm’s Capa business, saw fourth-quarter sales in 2017 reach SEK868 m ($103 m).
Senior industry figures have been announced as session chairmen for the UTECH Europe 2018 Conference.
Polyurethane production in Japan in February 2018 was 10% higher than in February 2017, according to figures from Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s research hub has two post-doctoral fellowships in composites manufacturing available.
Digital manufacturing services provider 3Diligent has completed the build-out of a range of machining and casting options to supplement its 3D printing offerings.
Italian polyurethane machinery maker Saip has outlined some of the key new products and developments that will be on show at UTECH Europe 2018.
Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a smooth, durable and clear polyurethane-based coating that repels almost all liquids, from water and oils to peanut butter.