Tosoh has confirmed that the start up of the plant to make its Rzeta reactive amine gel catalyst was on time and that it expects to have commercial quantities of the material available in the first quarter of 2015.
Over 50 delegates heard papers and took part in a roundtable discussion about how polyurethanes can improve perfomance and profit in the automotive industry on the first day of the three day Automotive Polyurethanes conference held here.
Pultruded Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane is being used in a new range of innovative composite pallets.
Organisers of UTECH Europe 2015 have had to expand the floor plan in to accommodate over 130 companies from around the world that have already booked stands, Crain Communications said in a press release.
Recticel has issued a trading statement showing that combined 3Q sales rose by 0.5% from EUR 307.9 m in the third quarter of 2013 to to EUR 309.5 m in the comparable period in 2014.
Vencorex has announced an 82kT/year increase in capacity for its aliphatic isocyanates in Pont-de-Claix, France and Rayong, Thailand.
Chemtura saw third quarter sales fall overall 2% to $558m compared to the third quarter of 2013 but operating earnings rose from $27m in the third quarter of 2013 to $35m in the third quarter of 2014.
Bradbury appeared on the radar of many in the rigid polyurethane market in January 2014 when the firm bought “substantially all of the assets of Industrie Pu.Ma,” said David Cox, president.
Bradbury Group is not new to insulated panels, it has been in the business of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulated panels since 2010, but it is new to rigid polyurethane technology.
Cannon Far Eastern has won an order for 30 foam lines from Chinese reefer maker China International Marine Containers (CIMC), according to sales manager Aw Soon Meng.
China has modified its flammability requirements opening the way for a three- to-five fold growth in polyurethane building insulation.