Building codes in the US are becoming increasingly stringent, particularly in terms of energy conservation, and this is a major factor driving up demand for all types of insulation, including rigid polyurethane foam.
For PU additive suppliers Momentive, it’s October 2010 merger with sister resins company Hexion is a major development
Demands for energy efficiency will fuel increase use of rigid polyurethane foam and in the process will also drive up use of flame retardants: Lanxess
Albemarle developed its new aliphatic curing agent Ethacure 90 in response to requests from users for UV-stable one-coat material
Italian machinery supplier Cannon, cut its costs and handled the recession well
Chrysler Group is using recycled polyols made by a ground breaking process based on polyurethane foam scrap. Developed by Infichem Polymers lie these recycled materials are used in the seat foam for Chrysler’s 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Environmental concerns give phosphorus based FRS a good future
KraussMaffei AG launched its ColorForm in-mould coating process, — “an absolute world premier,” during K 2010.
Spanish materials firm Merquinsa will see its Bio TPU brand thermoplastic polyurethanes used in a Ford Motor Co. auto part and a Brooks Sports running shoe next year.
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