There is ‘pretty unequivocal’ evidence that CFC-11 is being used in industrial quantities in north-east China.
Performance, legislation and higher fire-rated product requirements are all driving demand for aromatic polyester polyols, according to IEA consultants.
Polyol supplier Manali had total sales of INR 8.2bn ($118 m) in the 2019 financial year. This is up 6.95% on the 2018 numbers.
Covestro is working with the technical University of Cologne in project into polyurethane dispersions (PUD).
German polyurethane machinery maker KraussMaffei (KM) is building a new plant in China to double its capacity there.
Mitsui, which has a small diisocyanates business, had total sales of JPY 1482.9bn in 2018 financial year. This is up 11.6% on the 2017 numbers.
Global sales of light vehicles fell by 6.9% in April 2019 compared with the equivalent month in 2018.
Albrecht Baumer has introduced a continuous, automatic grinding system for its band knives.
Saip of Italy has supplied a fully-automated plant to Steadmans to make over-standard size polyurethane sandwich panels.
Poland’s flexible foamer Pianki made, sales rise 1.0% between 2017 and 2018. They reached PLN 317m in the 2018 period.