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Construction  

TopBuild acquires Canyon Insulation

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TopBuild Corporation has acquired Canyon Insulation, a California-based heavy commercial insulation and firestopping business.

Construction  

Prime Resins foam fixes Brazilian floor

Buildings energy efficiency concept image - 3D render home thermally insulated with polystyrene walls

ontractor Merco Geopolimeros used polyurethane foam from Prime Resins to level the floor under 300,000 litre tanks at a major bottled drinks manufacturer.

Spray Foam  

Lapolla adds another SPF product

Spray foamer Image credit: Graco

Lapolla Industries has added a new spray polyurethane foam insulation to its product range, Foam-Lok 400.

Technology  

Another PPG-Comex launch for Hybrid

Paint, coating,generic, 2017, istock, LARGE, 500

PPG-Comex has launched a second coating product that uses Hybrid Coating Technologies’ non-isocyanate hardener.

expansion  

Huafon expands differentiated PU elastane capacity

Elastane: a longtime favourite of cyclists

Zhejiang Huafon Spandex is expanding its new differentiated elastane project’s capacity

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Country overview  

GST: Simplifying and speeding up trade across India

Macro photo of tooth wheel mechanism with TAX REFORM letters imprinted on metal surface

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.

Corporate Overview  

Sheela Foam: Committed to adding value

Raul Gautam, Gautam, Sheela Foam, 2017, India, web

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.

Country overview  

India PU industry: closer to the tipping point

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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?

Huntsman hunts down new technology

Huntsman, Auburn Hills,2017 Storypic, web

Simon Robinson recently visited Huntsman’s Auburn Hills, Michigan, technical centre to understand how the company treats technology and development in the Americas.

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