Deceuninck North America has launched a glass-fibre-polyurethane composite for the double glazed window market, the firm said in a press release
BASF published environmental product declarations for a range of polyurethane flooring systems today, the company said
Henkel has given more details of the physical and processing properties of the polyurethane matrix resin it has developed for resin transfer moulding (RTM).
Henkel believes that this process will speed the production of composite components in the automotive industry with resins that can cure in one minute.
Polyurethane composite offer many advantages over traditional epoxy or polyester-based products. Low viscosity an fast cure times make them increasingly competitive. Experts from Dow Italia, lead by Luigi Bertucelli, give an overview of physical properties and some applications for polyurethane composites.
AkzoNobel said it has received a binding offer for its Building Adhesives business by Sika AG for €260m ($347m). Building Adhesives generated sales of €185 million in 2012
PPT Chemical Group and Sinopec have signed an agreement to enable them to both examine the feasibility of an isocyanate production plant, according to the Bangkok post.
Sustainabilty is an increasingly important part of the polyurethane industry. Customers such as IKEA take sustainability very seriously because not only is it environmentally important, but because it helps to give them an edge in the market.
Work done by Green Urethanes of the UK shows that polyurethane foams with permanent flame retardants offer a new way to pass the well-respected Cal 117 flammability standard. This helps to overcome objections to flame retardants which may leave the foam over a period of many years.
Huntsman found itself in a tight spot for MDI in 2013 and was likely to have to go to the merchant market to meet its commitments, said Peter Huntsman, chief executive officer of Huntsman Corp. speaking at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in May 2013.
Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, an automotive seating and components maker, has won a Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award in the Global Value Chain category from Manufacturing Executive, a global association for manufacturing executives.