China has been a driver of polyurethane consumption over the past decade and there has been considerable growth in consumption during that time. However, the different market segments have unique drivers.
The EuroPUR AGM in Vienna this summer featured a sustainability panel which discussed issues around end of life solutions for flexible polyurethane.
Emery Oleochemicals has introduced Emerox renewable and Infigreen recycled polyols as part of its range of eco-friendly polyols for flexible polyurethanes. These have potential applications in the automotive sector where OEMs are increasingly demanding green alternatives to conventional materials.
OMS Impianti has come a long way since its foundation in 1969 by two employees from Italian chemicals major Montedison. Now two sons of the owners run the company.
Sustainability is a one of the key demands of customers and regulators of the polyurethane industry in Europe. It was one of the themes at this year’s Europur meeting in Vienna on June 11-13
France has set up Eco-Mobilier to lead a system of furniture recycling which, despite its flaws, is putting pressure on the furniture and polyurethane industry in other EU countries to follow suit.
ICL has developed two halogen-free flame retardants Fyrol HF-9 and Fyrol HF-10 which are designed to work effectively in polyester and polyether foam formulations.
Low emission, high tear-strength moulded PU foams are possible with Specflex Acitv formulations says Dow Chemical.
The Huntsman Automotive team gave Urethanes Technology International an overview of some of the issues driving change in the way that polyurethane can be used to reduce the noise, vibration and ride harshness (NVH) which passengers experience in a modern car.
Graco has made significant improvements to the reliability, automation and diagnostics of its range of sprayfoam equipment