VKC Group, which claims to be India’s largest footwear firm is to to double capacity at its plant in Bangladesh.
Surging application of PU in automotive, slab stock, footwear and appliances markets is likely to double consumption in India in next five years.
Hennecke is expanding its presence in Asia with an office in Japan and a third site near Shanghai.
Indo-German joint venture Harita Fehrer is opening a new automotive seating plant in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan to supply northern India’s OEMs.
India’s largest PU foam manufacturer Sheela Foam expects to invest INR 1bn ($13.5 m) to build two new sites in the next couple of years and expand production.
Rapidly growing polyurethane consumption is driving rapid growth for Wanhua in India and there is potential for more, said a senior manager at the company at a meeting here.
Expanded Polymer Systems is expanding hybrid polyol capacity in Gujarat by 9 kT/year by the end of 2019.
BASF has started expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU) material production facility at Changhua. The company is making Infinergy materials
Indian chemical company Manali started making Neuthane polyurethane cast elastomer systems at Chennai in September to cater the South East Asian markets.
Covestro has signed a research agreement into rigid polyurethane applications with Mumbai-based chemical technology research university Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT).