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Construction  

TopBuild acquires Canyon Insulation

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

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Construction  

Prime Resins foam fixes Brazilian floor

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

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Spray Foam  

Lapolla adds another SPF product

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

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Technology  

Another PPG-Comex launch for Hybrid

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

Elastane: a longtime favourite of cyclists

expansion  

Huafon expands differentiated PU elastane capacity

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

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Bedding and upholstery  

Sinomax warns on profits, opens factory

Sinomax, a Hong Kong based foam manufacturer, has issued a profit warning for the first half of 2017 opened a US plant and signed a manufacturing agreement.

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Flexible Foam  

High diisocyanate prices could slow future PU growth, industry warns

The sustained high and rising prices of diisocyanates could affect the future growth of the global polyurethane industry three key players warn.

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Fire  

BRUFMA backs UK calls for tower fire investigation

BRUFMA is backing a call for a “full and proper investigation” into all the circumstances of the recent Grenfell Tower fire, London which has claimed 79 lives.

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M&A  

Dow/DuPont merger receives US antitrust clearance

DuPont and Dow have reached a proposed agreement with the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

Wanhua-Borsodchem invests in tank storage

Wanhua-BorsordChem has opened a bulk storage facility here at the LBC Tank Terminals location.

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