The Latin American polyurethane industry gathered in Mexico City in April for the inaugural UTECH Las Americas meeting. Stephen Downer spoke with several companies at the event
Polyurethane raw material prices look set to stay high as material shortness continues in many regions.
The consensus of visitors and exhibitors to PU Tech India 2017 is that the Indian polyurethane industry is growing quickly and sustainably. What lies behind this?
Sheela Foam is an important player in the Indian flexible foam and mattress market. Simon Robinson met Rahul Gautam at PU Tech 2017 and discussed the company’s plans.
After a decade of negotiation, horse trading and discussion, India’s GST appears set to simplify its mind-bendingly complex system of internal tariffs and duties.
Reducing waste, and cutting foam blocks more efficiently lies at the heart of two new machinery and software integrations from Albrecht Baumer.
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Mould release agents play a vital role in the moulded polyurethane foam sector, but their choice involves balancing a number of factors including environmental impact, cost and efficiency in use.
Polyurea is a highly versatile material with uses ranging from waterproofing parking decks and making hospital floors hard-wearing and easy to keep clean. The PDA Europe conference studied a number of these uses on the French coast.
Lonza has worked to develop a new, slower curing additive for the polyurea market, which is designed to offer a longer working time for polyurea and polyurethane