Soft insulation has developed a niche via educating architects and specifiers.
The 2011 Ecobuild exhibition, held 1-3 March in the ExCel centre in London, faced visitors with innumerable ways to help them construct energy-efficient homes including polyurethane and polyurea insulation.
India’s production of raw materials is limited: but more plants seem unlikely until demand reaches a crucial level.
India has a very small cold chain sector which supports 2% of food production. Rigid PU could help improve the situation.
Polyurethane market participants are enthusiastic about the prospects for the bushiness in India
Flexible polyurethane foam is taking market share from other comfort materials in India and companies are growing
Producers of polyurethane goods, including footwear, are increasingly being forced to consider methods that reduce the carbon footprint of their production and to look for approaches to “greener” manufacturing.
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Polyurea is a versatile coating material for difficult stations. From leaky dams in France to the north of Siberia the product finds many applications.
Building codes in the US are becoming increasingly stringent, particularly in terms of energy conservation, and this is a major factor driving up demand for all types of insulation, including rigid polyurethane foam.