France has set up Eco-Mobilier to lead a system of furniture recycling which, despite its flaws, is putting pressure on the furniture and polyurethane industry in other EU countries to follow suit.
ICL has developed two halogen-free flame retardants Fyrol HF-9 and Fyrol HF-10 which are designed to work effectively in polyester and polyether foam formulations.
Low emission, high tear-strength moulded PU foams are possible with Specflex Acitv formulations says Dow Chemical.
The Huntsman Automotive team gave Urethanes Technology International an overview of some of the issues driving change in the way that polyurethane can be used to reduce the noise, vibration and ride harshness (NVH) which passengers experience in a modern car.
Graco has made significant improvements to the reliability, automation and diagnostics of its range of sprayfoam equipment
CertiPUR-US is moving forward with plans to launch the certification at the consumer market from late 2014 or early 2015. It may charge member companies for listing on its website, Helen Sullivan, communications counsel told delegates at the 2014 PFA meeting.
If 2012 was a year of make do and mend for polyurethane machinery users, as shown by the relatively high level of repair business in the year, then 2013 might be the year that we started to turn the corner into investment.
The forthcoming UTECH North America strategic conference and exhibition has attracted high-profile polyurethane-based businesses from all over the world.
2014 looks to be positive for Cannon, according to Francesco Abba, sales and marketing manager, Cannon Afros, and Alberto Zarantonello, general manager, Cannon Ergos.
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