North America continues to drive the spray polyurethane insulation market, although the rest of the world is now starting to realise its benefits, too. Sarah Houlton talks to several players in the North American market about the advantages of SPF over other types of insulation, its environmental benefits, and how the market is growing
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On a visit in October 2018, Urethanes Technology International was lucky enough to see the inside of Cannon’s facility in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. Simon Robinson reports.
What did the polyurethane machinery makers think of business in 2018, and what do they hope to achieve in 2019? Simon Robinson crunches the numbers
The quality of air inside buildings, cars and other enclosed spaces is becoming important, but current methods give very variable results when emission tests for volatiles are carried out on polyurethane samples. Scientists at The Dow Chemical Company have developed a process that is designed to minimise the variability
John Televantos has many years’ experience in the North American polyurethane and chemicals industries. He gave the keynote address at UTECH North America 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this year. Here’s what he said
Ford has developed a PU foam that contains tiny amounts of graphene. Using the nanomaterial can make huge improvements in the foam’s performance in challenging applications. Sarah Houlton finds out more
Polyurethane foam is the major source of VOCs and odour in the automotive cockpit. Michael Holzwarth of design and development specialist imat-uve explains why it can be hard to change the smell of the foam
Bob Biondich, director of sales at Hennecke, outlines an innovative approach that maximises output and minimises footprint for a foam line.
OSIC is LaaderBerg’s agent in China, and played a key role in Meia’s recent plant upgrade by introducing the company to LaaderBerg machinery. OSIC’s chairman, Haoming Zhang, met Simon Robinson at PU China 2018, and explained what the Chinese surfactant maker plans for the next few years.