The current drive for energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness in the construction market will increase demand for polyurethane-based products. That’s the good news message to come out of the Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethane (FSK) 2013 conference.
The Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes annual conference highlighted innovations including those it honoured as the industry’s 2013 ‘lighthouse’ ideas.
European Union-led changes to construction material documentation were key themes at the seventh annual Polyurea Development Association (PDA) conference.
One of the most notable features of the K show in 2013 were automotive cooperations. They brought together a number of companies using polyurethane as either the main component or a vital part of component production.
K2013 was a chance for groups of firms to showcase collaborations that solve customers’ problems
Polyurethanes (PU) are a promising alternative to traditional vinyl ester and epoxy-based matrix systems. They offer the potential of short cycle times, high toughness and exceptional durability. They have not been widely adopted in the past because they suffer from short pot life and gel times.
In the first of a new series of views from the top, Lee Salamone looks at the state of the North American PU market
As 2013 draws to a close, Urethanes Technology International magazine asked key players in the world of polyurethanes to share their thoughts on the industry during 2013 and tell us what they think we can expect in the coming year.
Polyurethane composites can play an important role in reducing the danger of impacts to pedestrians, work by Magna Steyr, Rühl Puromer and Hennecke goes some way towards this. The three firms have developed an engine bonnet with a honeycomb core, which meets automotive specifications, is substantially lighter and provides superior thermal and acoustic insulation to conventional bonnets made from steel or aluminium
Huntsman’s Asia Pacific boss charts course for a sustained growth of the polyurethanes business, both in China and across the entire ASEAN region