Report from Hennecke GmbH
India is a country in transition. As well as being the most-populated democracy of the world, it has a culture and tradition that goes back for millennia. But, thanks to strong know-how in various key industries, it also has an extremely promising future.
The economy has grown rapidly since market liberalisation in 1991, and today, India has one of the world’s most important economies and has international competence in several fields.
This is also true for the Indian PU industry, especially for Sheela-Foam, which is by far the most important manufacturer of PU foam goods in the South Asian nation.
The company meets growing domestic demand for high-quality slabstock using Hennecke machinery and plant technology.
Sheela-Foam, founded in 1972 by Sheela Gautam, is a strong name in the PU world, and was a pioneer in the Indian PU industry. Today, the PU processor has a diverse product range and it can look back on impressive growth. In India alone, Sheela-Foam has ten ISO-certified manufacturing bases and has five more in Australia (the Joyce Foam units).
Apart from high-quality standard foams, the company offers a variety of technical foams for special industrial applications. For these, Sheela- Foam uses machinery and plants made by Hennecke, the long-established German PU machinery supplier.
High pressure development
By commissioning a QuadroFoamat (QFM) slabstock plant, Sheela was able to set up continuous slabstock…