Polyurethane production in Japan from January to November 2017 was 182kT, up 12.2% on the 2016 period and more than the total produced in 2016, according to figures from Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Polyurethane foam adhesives for sealing, gluing and potting filters from Sonderhoff will be on display at Filtech 2018.
Using carbon dioxide (CO2) to make polyols appears to be an undeniably good thing to do with the greenhouse gas. Here we look at Econic Technologies, one of the growing innovative companies that are helping to drive this technology forward.
DowDuPont had sales of $12.6bn in its Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure Division in 2017, up 17% on pro forma net sales in the previous year.
PIR Insulation boards hit the headlines in 2017 after the Grenfell Tower disaster. Yet its trade association struggled to gain recognition as the go-to experts. Chief executive Simon Storer spoke to Simon Robinson about what happens next for the sector and the association.
Geismar, Louisiana – BASF said it will start building a new 300 kT/year MDI plant here in in early Q2 2018.
Steinhoff International has reported Markus Jooste, its ex German CEO to the South African authorities for a possible breach of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Practices Act 2004.
Graco, a polyurethane spray machinery equipment manufacturer, reported an 11% rise in net sales in 2017 to $1.5bn.
FoamPartner has reorganised its senior management following its purchase of Otto Bock in the second half of 2017.
Adient, which makes automotive seating and interior components, saw Q1 2018 revenue rise by 4% to 4.2bn but made a net loss of $216m in the quarter.