Polyurethane spray equipment manufacturer Graco, saw sales in its industrial segment rise by 25 % in the first quarter of 2018.
Grammer, which makes automotive seating, looks set to increase its share of the US industrial truck seat market to over 25%.
Sales in the polyurethanes business of Covestro were up 7.1% in the first quarter of 2018 at EUR 1.95 bn.
Carlisle Group, which recently bought Accella Performance Materials, said ‘revenue performance met our expectations and integration activities are on track.’
Selena Group, which makes a wide range of polyurethane-based construction chemicals, had record sales in 2017.
First quarter 2018 sales at Skechers were $1.25 bn up 16.5% on the first quarter of 2017 which itself broke records at the company.
Kingspan sales were ‘sluggish’ in the first quarter of 2018 because of ‘a prolonged winter in many regions’, according to a trading statement.
Perstorp’s specialties and solutions division, which includes specialty polyols and the firm’s Capa business, saw fourth-quarter sales in 2017 reach SEK868 m ($103 m).
Senior industry figures have been announced as session chairmen for the UTECH Europe 2018 Conference.
The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s research hub has two post-doctoral fellowships in composites manufacturing available.