The world needs housing. Steady population growth, global migration to cities, refugees and the displaced people of wars and natural disasters contribute to this need. Jane Denny found out how PU can help.
China aims to become much more competitive in the world of polyurethane by the end of its next five year plan in 2020, becoming more self-sufficient in materials and technology.
Jiahua wants to become a China-based leading chemical company with first-class management and plant safety systems. Simon Robinson interviewed Peter Groome, R&D director to assess progress.
With around 80 different grades of thermoplastic polyurethane to its portfolio and a range of polyols, Perstorp’s material penetrates society in many ways. Jane Denny reports.
The synthetic leather market is dominated by polyurethane coating products and these are increasingly moving towards water-based systems. Jane Ho visited Covestro in Shanghai and found out more.
Politics, innovation and consumer demand drive markets for insulation boards worldwide and perhaps nowhere more than in energy-conscious Europe. Jane Denny reports on the key issues facing the UK insulation board industry today.
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China’s domestic refrigerator market is a big customer of the polyurethane industry. Jane Ho, takes a snapshot of the market
Brent Gawne, polyurethane business manager at Frimo, gave delegates at the UTECH North America Automotive and Sustainability conference an insight into some of the work his firm has done to keep PU used in a number of interior components.
The polyurethane technology behind one of the world’s most popular brassieres inspired an award-winning sports shoe and a PU foam allergy mask innovation. Both were among the highlights of the International PU Forum 2015. Jane Denny reports.