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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.

credit: Krypton Chemicals

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,

Meeting  

FSK looks across European PU foam technology

Germany’s FSK foamed polymers association held its annual meeting in Bad Durkheim, and at BASF’s plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Simon Robinson visited the heart of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate wine growing region to report.

Conference  

SusPolyurethane 2016: Finding a sustainable way through EU regulations

Sustainability is “all about interpretation”, Angela Austin of Labyrinth Associates told delegates, at Suspolyurethanes 2016

Conference  

Sustainable polyurethane 2016: Sustainability drives polyurethane innovation

The European polyurethane industry gathered in Amsterdam in October 2016 to find out about the latest trends and developments in polyurethane sustainability. Simon Robinson reports from SusPolyurethane 2016.

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