As we move into 2012, and many in the PU sector look forward to meeting up at UTECH Europe 2012 in Maastricht, Urethanes Technology International took the opportunity to ask industry representatives about the sector’s prospects for this year.
Although recent publicity about the work of Dr Geoff Robson at Manchester University produced headlines about composting sofas, his work was not based on flexible foam, but on a generic polyester-polyol-based PU material.
Polyurea coatings can have their water resistance enhanced with the right choice of polyamine.
Phillips, a medical doctor, has spent 16 years developing his idea – “a skin to cover a motorcycle helmet, which mimics the action of the skin on the skull,” into a technological reality.
Scientists at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh have recently synthesised a polyurethane/polyacrylate material that could offer a breakthrough in protection from terrorist attacks.
Insulation saves energy, but because it’s both passive and not seen, it rarely gets the attention it deserves and can be overshadowed by eco bling in the green building scene
Sheela-Foam, is an t important manufacturer of PU foam goods in the South Asian nation. It uses high pressure Hennecke machinery and plant technology to make slabstock.
Polyurethane machinery makers look forward to the hope of a better 2010 after a tough 2009.
You need a pragmatic approach to decide what use descriptor, use and process category a your polyurethane manufacturing falls into under REACH regulation.
Polyurea was an essential component in the successful development of a new fantasy-based water-feature called Wakobato at German theme park Phantasialand – site of the PDAEurope’s 2009 conference.