KraussMaffei has introduced three new mix heads allowing polyurethane processors to quickly change colours in coatings, foams and composite systems.
Belgian foamer Recticel confirmed on 19 October that it has restarted production, quarantined and traced foam made with contaminated Lupranate T80 A TDI supplied by BASF.
Unmodified flue gas from steel production is to be used by a new a consortium of 14 partners led by Covestro in an EU Spire project to make rigid polyols.
MOL has signed a technology purchase agreement with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Thailand) for its HPPO propylene oxide project.
BASF said that foam produced from its recent batch of contaminated TDI has produced foams with dichlorobenzene levels ‘clearly below 1ppm’ which it said was the ‘limit for workplace exposure.’
Cumulative polyurethane production in Japan in the year to August 2017 was 126.5kT up 11.2% on the 2016 period
ICP Construction has introduced a new range of insulating polyurethane foam sealants under its FixALL brand.
Fallout from deliveries of contaminated TDI from BASF saw two mattress firms EVE Sleep and Slientnight in the UK announcing production freezes
The polyurethane industry in Russia is on the verge of big changes as the economy recovers from its crisis, domestic demand grows and companies restart investment.
Juyuan Chemical Industry started up its 400kT/year polyether polyol plant in October after a successful trial run.