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Country overview  

GST: Simplifying and speeding up trade across India

After a decade of negotiation, horse trading and discussion, India’s GST appears set to simplify its mind-bendingly complex system of internal tariffs and duties.

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Corporate Overview  

Sheela Foam: Committed to adding value

Sheela Foam is an important player in the Indian flexible foam and mattress market. Simon Robinson met Rahul Gautam at PU Tech 2017 and discussed the company’s plans.

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Country overview  

India PU industry: closer to the tipping point

The consensus of visitors and exhibitors to PU Tech India 2017 is that the Indian polyurethane industry is growing quickly and sustainably. What lies behind this?

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Huntsman hunts down new technology

Simon Robinson recently visited Huntsman’s Auburn Hills, Michigan, technical centre to understand how the company treats technology and development in the Americas.

machinery  

Driving Innovation at Hennecke

Simon Robinson spoke to Hennecke’s managing director Rolf Trippler to discuss his company’s recent polyurethane machinery innovations in the field of flexible and rigid foam production

MDI and TDI tightness continues

Worldwide isocyanates markets have been bullish during the first quarter of 2017, although polyether polyol …

Flexible Foam  

Mould release with fewer releases

Mould release agents play a vital role in the moulded polyurethane foam sector, but their choice involves balancing a number of factors including environmental impact, cost and efficiency in use.

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Polyurea  

PDA Europe showcases Polyurea developments in 2016

Polyurea is a highly versatile material with uses ranging from waterproofing parking decks and making hospital floors hard-wearing and easy to keep clean. The PDA Europe conference studied a number of these uses on the French coast.

Lonza’s P-25 offers more controlled polyurea curing

Lonza has worked to develop a new, slower curing additive for the polyurea market, which is designed to offer a longer working time for polyurea and polyurethane

surfactants  

Surfactants: structure and sustainability

Surfactants are a vital component of many cellular polyurethane formulations. They control bubble formation and opening, keep mixtures of ingredients together,

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