Sales in the fluoropolymer segment at blowing agent producer Chemours reached $801 m in the second quarter of 2018. This represents a 13% increase on the $710 m sales achieved in the equivalent quarter of 2017.
Maezio is the new brand name for Covestro’s continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP). The strong and light materials are being developed to contribute to energy efficiency in various sectors.
Sika is to acquire Polypag, a Swiss manufacturer and developer of polyurethane foam systems. Sika claims the acquisition will enhance its expertise in polyurethane foam development, and expand both its product portfolio and production capacity.
A new series of systems in BASF’s Elastoflex E range of polyurethane foam for PU foam-backed instrument panels allows significant weight reductions to be made.
Australian polyurethane systems house Era Polymers has appointed Rodrigo Rezende as its Latin American business manager.
Huntsman Corporation’s polyurethanes division is to expand its footprint in South America, with the commercial registration of a business in Chile. Huntsman (Chile) is based in Santiago de Chile
Coim USA has broken ground on an expansion at its facility in New Jersey. The West Deptford plant produces specialty chemicals for the polyurethane market.
Boss Snowplow is now offering polyurethane cutting edges for its XT range V-ploughs to improve efficiency. The snow ploughs are newly available in stainless steel, and optional stainless steel plough wings can be added.
Morgenthaler Private Equity has acquired mould-maker Alumilite, and will merge it into one of the companies already in its portfolio, Polytek.
Rogers has acquired Griswold, a manufacturer of custom-engineered cellular elastomer and high-performance polyurethane products.