The European flexible polyurethane foam market has shown steady demand growth, according to figures produced by EuroPUR at its 2015 annual meeting in Frankfurt in early June 2015.
It can be hard to calculate a value for the global footwear industry. However, there are figures available for the US.
Global footwear production patterns are subject to a variety of trends including reshoring as footwear bands look to bring production closer to consumers. Is this viable in the longer term? Jane Denny reports.
Huntsman and German fashion footwear maker Ara developed a series of polyurethane-based prototype shoes, with a production facility opened in Portugal in 2013.
Polyurethane grades from the softest of foam to the most indestructible of thermoplastics drive innovation and production in the footwear industry. Jane Denny reports
Since the advent of the PVC Wellington Boot design, one shot shoe production has remained a shoe manufacturing dream, Jane Denny looks at the possibilities the future holds.
Footwear for working and athletic shoes markets make up significant slices of the footwear industry. Jane Denny looks at the sectors.
When Schutze-Schuhe decided to create a range of ESD safety footwear, the business began looking for a new Europe-based polyurethane supplier.
Robert Peacock aromatics consultant, ICIS outlined how the price reporting and consultancy company sees the supply side of the key raw materials, MDI and TDI developing in the coming years
Robert Outram of IAL Consultants told delegates at the UTECH Europe 2015 Plenary session that demand looks good for the foreseeable future.