The previously announced merger between mattress manufacturers Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) and Tuft & Needle has been finalised.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has opened a new warehouse and distribution centre at its manufacturing site in Tennessee.
Icynene-Lapolla is to expand the distribution of its Lapolla building materials line in Canada.
EHC Global’s founder Ronald Ball has been awarded the 2018 Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award.
A group of US mattress manufacturers have filed an antidumping duty petition with the US Department of Commerce and US International Trade Commission. The petition cites unfair trading practices of Chinese companies, who are selling mattresses below cost and hurting US industry.
Footwear company VivoBarefoot is planning to introduce plant-based shoes in 2019. The Primus Bio range will use a corn-based TPU in both the sole and upper.
Lubrizol’s engineered polymers business has appointed Marketing Services of America (MSA) as distributor for its thermoplastic polyurethane portfolio in the Andean countries.
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has announced the finalists for the 2018 Polyurethane Innovation Award. Demilec (USA), ICL-IP America and SWD Urethane are the three shortlisted companies.
The latest addition to Chromaflo’s range of colorants for polyurethane is a higher-loaded black. This is an extension of the MS line of colorants that was launched last year.
Carbon has introduced its first medical-grade material for 3D printing, MPU 100. The company says the polyurethane can be used for components of medical systems, devices that contact the skin or drug products, and single-use medical devices.