One of the most notable features of the K show in 2013 were automotive cooperations. They brought together a number of companies using polyurethane as either the main component or a vital part of component production.
K2013 was a chance for groups of firms to showcase collaborations that solve customers’ problems
Polyurethanes (PU) are a promising alternative to traditional vinyl ester and epoxy-based matrix systems. They offer the potential of short cycle times, high toughness and exceptional durability. They have not been widely adopted in the past because they suffer from short pot life and gel times.
In the first of a new series of views from the top, Lee Salamone looks at the state of the North American PU market
As 2013 draws to a close, Urethanes Technology International magazine asked key players in the world of polyurethanes to share their thoughts on the industry during 2013 and tell us what they think we can expect in the coming year.
ISOPA, the European diisocyanate and polyol producers’ organisation, opened its Passive House in Evere, Brussels, on 11 December 201
Researchers at the National University of Malaysia have developed polyols from palm kernel oil or coconut oil, according to the University
Johnson Controls says it will make car seats lighter but is likely to use the same amount of of polyurethane when it does so.
Huntsman offers bond to restructure debt.
Carbon dioxide to polyols is a new technology which is being persued by a number of companies. Novomer has gained funding for its version.