North America continues to drive the spray polyurethane insulation market, although the rest of the world is now starting to realise its benefits, too. Sarah Houlton talks to several players in the North American market about the advantages of SPF over other types of insulation, its environmental benefits, and how the market is growing
Adidas has developed a new performance running shoe that it claims is 100% recyclable. The Futurecraft.Loop shoe is made from TPU.
The American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has announced four new chairs and vice-chairs for three of its standing committees.
Lake Oswego, Oregon – Biotronik has launched a new coronary stent system in the US. The PK Papyrus device is designed for the emergency treatment of acute coronary perforations. The ultra-thin stent is covered with an electrospun polyurethane membrane. The company hopes it will reduce the high rate of adverse outcomes associated with coronary artery […]
Bay Materials has received regulatory approval to import its Zendura thermoformable polyurethane dental materials into Brazil.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance is running a roadshow for its professional certification programme (PCP). The programme is designed by the industry to promote safety and high installation standards for SPF.
The Canadian government has proposed a code of practice for spray polyurethane foam products sold to the public.
Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is the latest US municipality to pass legislation that bans flame retardants in products such as foam-filled furniture.
The uncertainty around Brexit continues. Although ‘no deal’ is most likely off the table, it is highly likely that the uncertainty will drag on, according to Steve Elliott, chief executive of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA).
Rhino Linings has released two new spray polyurethane products. Both are being sold under the ThermalGuard brand name.