Over 120 exhibiting companies and nearly 40 conference speakers will unveil the latest developments in polyurethane technology and advances in sustainability at the UTECH North America conference.
Cologne, Germany — The UK’s possible exit from the European Union – so-called Brexit – following a referendum in June would be “completely stupid”, according to Patrick Thomas, ceo of German polymer group Covestro.
The share price of Covestro rose by 10% soon after listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this morning.
Falken Tyre, part of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI), has developed a tyre technology that can reduce drive-by noise by up to ten decibels and cabin noise by four decibels.
Brzeg Dolny, Poland — Polish chemical company PCC Rokita has announced plans to invest PLN 50m (EUR 11.8m) in expanding its polyurethanes output capacity over the next three years. The company will provide its new polyurethane systems mostly to companies from the furniture and construction industry, said Wieslaw Klimkowski, chief executive of PCC Rokita. “With these […]
At the 50th anniversary event of the FSK (Germany’s association for foamed plastics and polyurethane), some common polyurethane themes emerged
Brugge, Belgium – Umicore Specialty Materials Brugge NV offers the Valikat range of novel catalysts for polyurethane elastomers, which it says form "an ideal substitute for mercury catalysts while keeping equivalent performance." The Belgian company will be showcasing these catalysts at the European Coatings Show 2013, being held 19-21 March in Nuremberg, organised by Vincenz […]
Orlando, Florida – Replacing conventional wood floors with composite materials can impact the overall life cycle of transport containers and deliver energy savings to the shipping industry, according to a recent study by Bayer MaterialScience. Three Bayer experts will present the results of a recent study comparing environmental impacts of relevance to the logistics community […]
Romanian chemical producer Oltchim is to file for insolvency following its failed privatisation in the second half of 2012, according to the Romania Insider.
By Rhoda Miel, Plastics News staff Detroit, Michigan – Johnson Controls Inc. is looking across a variety of plastics production capabilities and new ways to combine them for the next generation of auto interiors. With its Compression Hybrid Molding process technology – or CHyM, pronounced "chime" – the auto supplier would combine the best of […]