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.
A dominating theme among the exhibitors at PU China was the environment. How is China’s drive to higher quality, environmentally friendly products and production is playing out? Simon Robinson investigates.
About two years ago, Meia, a Chinese foamer, bought a LaaderBerg machine for its plant in Beijing, but there is more to the company than that. Jane Ho and Simon Robinson spoke with Zhishan Huang, Meia’s chairman, on the fringes of PU China 2018.
Diisocyanate prices have been high for many months. James Elliott, principal analyst at IHS Markit, explains the reasons behind this.
Composites and joining technologies were some of the highlights in the automotive technical session at UTECH Europe 2018. Simon Robinson pulls some of the strands together.
Advances in automation and telemetry are improving the polyurethane manufacturing process, boosting both productivity and profitability.
This is the first of a two-part series on systems houses. Dow Polyurethanes made an eye-catching announcement at UTECH Europe about its desire to buy into the sector again. How do other large companies see independent systems houses? Simon Robinson reports
Daniel Meyer was recently appointed to head up the polyurethanes unit at Covestro after many years with the company. He outlined his plans for the business to Simon Robinson.
3D printing is revolutionising the design and personalisation of high-end running shoes using polyurethane materials. Sarah Houlton reports.
The significant expansion of bed-in-a-box mattresses sold direct to consumers has shaken up a key downstream market for flexible polyurethane foam. Sarah Houlton investigates.