Autoneum managed to maintain its profitability in 2017, despite it difficult US market and rising material prices.
Biesterfeld has expanded a contract to distribute polyurethane additives from Evonik in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, eastern Europe and Russia.
PCC Rokita is increasing its stake in IRPC, a polyol producer in Thailand, and will own 50% of the company.
Sales in Oltchim’s polyol segment grew 24% in 2017, by RON 38.8 m ($10.3 m) to RON 202m compared, with RON 163 m in 2016.
Sales in Tosoh’s ChlorAlkali division, which produces MDI, grew by 26% in the first nine months of 2017.
The annual Urethanes Technology/UTECH machinery survey will appear in the April/May 2018 issue.
Hennecke has developed a new horizontal mould carrier to help make hot water tanks semi-automatically with polyurethane in place of expanded polystyrene.
Concentrol has completed the first phase of its plan to expand warehousing at its facility here.
Consolidated sales at Sheela Foam rose by 11% to INR 5.32 bn ($ 83 m) in the third quarter of its 2017 financial year.
London — PU and PIR materials accounted for about 10% of the total market for thermal insulation products in Europe in 2016, according to IAL Consultants. In volume terms, PIR and PU both accounted for 5%