Toyota is to put into production a version of the Lexus Sport Yacht that was introduced as a concept in 2017. It features polyurethane resin as a major construction material.
Sinomax, a flexible foam company with operations in China, said its profits for 2017 could be between 47% and 53% less in 2017 than in the 2016 financial year.
Polyol producer PCC Rokita had record sales and earnings before interest and taxation and depreciation in 2017. New and higher added value products helped the numbers.
Albrecht Baumer has launched a new horizontal splitting machine called Split-HD 500.
Autoneum managed to maintain its profitability in 2017, despite it difficult US market and rising material prices.
The International Sleep Products Association has appointed attorney Marie Clarke as vice president for policy and government affairs.
Yoke Technology in March signed a contract with China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) to supply glass fibre reinforced polyurethane insulation panels to for LNG carriers.
The FSK has gained a new member, Vohringer, a family-owned firm which is involved in rigid polyurethane for lightweight parts.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is to expand its manufacturing facility in Loudon. This will increase its annual production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol by 16 million kg.
Kingspan today announced it completed the purchase of PU insulated board makers, Synthesia of Spain on 7 March 2017.