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Squaring up newly made blocks, cutting and trimming foam into shape are operations offering opportunities for smart plant owners with the right combinations of software and machinery to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Francis Pinckers, Vice President of Fecken-Kirfel explains.
Sales of the European flexible foam industry grew by 5.2% in 2015, Angela Austin of Labyrinth a Research & Markets told delegates to the 2016 EuroPUR annual meeting in Brussels in June.
IKEA partner Dendro’s sales revenues topped PLN 400m in 2014. Michal Soltysinski, the firm’s head of PU foam production, told Urethanes Technology International his hopes for strengthening the partnership with one of the world’s biggest furniture retailers.
The European flexible polyurethane foam market has shown steady demand growth, according to figures produced by EuroPUR at its 2015 annual meeting in Frankfurt in early June 2015.
Emery Oleochemicals has introduced Emerox renewable and Infigreen recycled polyols as part of its range of eco-friendly polyols for flexible polyurethanes. These have potential applications in the automotive sector where OEMs are increasingly demanding green alternatives to conventional materials.