After a difficult year in 2009, when production of foam plastics and polyurethanes in Europe fell by up to 30 percent in some areas, the FSK, Germany’s association for foamed plastics and polyurethane, says it expects significantly better results in 2010.
Texture and tactility featured strongly in the winners of this year’s FSK Polyurethane Innovation Prize,
We discuss the physical properties of polyurethane foam made with these NOPs, compared with properties of foams made using conventional polyols.
OMS Group claims it is helping sandwich panel manufacturers save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year with more energy- and chemical efficient technology
Malcom, Iowa-based ITWC Inc. rarely stands still, physically expanding seven times since it was founded in 1988.
If polyurethanes are a business where megatrends are important, then the influence of the Chinese market on the sector could probably be considered a single megatrend in its own right.
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. has purchased nine acres and a 15 000-ft2 facility, which it will expand by 50 000-ft2
While just about everyone active in the PU sector knows that many polyurethane components are made in the form of fibre reinforced composites, it is also true that polyurethane’s position in the spectrum of composites is rather ill defined.
Diversity is the key to success in the US flexible foam market, PFA delegates heard in early May.
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.