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Appliances  

APS launches thermoplastic polyurethane wire and cable solution Irogran

APS Elastomers have launched Irogran - a range of polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethanes for wiring and cabling applications

Romulus, Michigan — APS Elastomers has announced the addition of Huntsman’s polyether-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) …

Automotive  

Faurecia to expand Polish polyurethane foam plant

France’s automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia has announced plans to expand its production facilities in western Poland

CASE  

Running shoemaker New Balance sparks home-made military footwear campaign

New Balance US Army issue running shoe - The Company is lobbying US legislators in a bid to kit out military personnel with US-assembled shoes.

The US Department of Defense is considering a protocol overhaul in favour of domestic footwear manufacturers for the supply of running shoes to its service personnel.

Applications  

Lear Corp’s airbag alternative to flexible foam auto seating

Developers at Lear Corp are working on a new automotive seat system which utilises in-seat air sacs to adjust to the specific posture needs of its occupant.

New switch cabinet seal from Sonderhoff fulfils US fire-proof regulation UL 94 HF-1

Sonderhoff Chemicals' flame-proof polyurethane foam seal Fermapor K31-A-45C4-2-UL-FR complies with US fire protection regulation.

Sonderhoff Chemicals has announced that its flame-proof polyurethane foam seal Fermapor K31-A-45C4-2-UL-FR complies with US fire protection regulation.

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UTECH survey  

Polyurethane machinery survey 2014

Polyurethane machinery picture from Baule 2014

If 2012 was a year of make do and mend for polyurethane machinery users, as shown by the relatively high level of repair business in the year, then 2013 might be the year that we started to turn the corner into investment.

Exhibition  

UTECH North America exhibitors set out their stalls in a exhibition preview

UTECH North America 2014 logo

The forthcoming UTECH North America strategic conference and exhibition has attracted high-profile polyurethane-based businesses from all over the world.

Corporate Overview  

Cannon has positive outlook for 2014

2014 looks to be positive for Cannon, according to Francesco Abba, sales and marketing manager, Cannon Afros, and Alberto Zarantonello, general manager, Cannon Ergos.

CASE  

Shifting production in CASE market highlighted at conference

Bill Coggio from BioAmber speaking of his company's succinic acid renewable feedstock development

Dynamic markets and greater product sustainability were key themes at the 2013 CASE (coatings, adhesives, …

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