CertiPUR-US is moving forward with plans to launch the certification at the consumer market from late 2014 or early 2015. It may charge member companies for listing on its website, Helen Sullivan, communications counsel told delegates at the 2014 PFA meeting.
If 2012 was a year of make do and mend for polyurethane machinery users, as shown by the relatively high level of repair business in the year, then 2013 might be the year that we started to turn the corner into investment.
The forthcoming UTECH North America strategic conference and exhibition has attracted high-profile polyurethane-based businesses from all over the world.
2014 looks to be positive for Cannon, according to Francesco Abba, sales and marketing manager, Cannon Afros, and Alberto Zarantonello, general manager, Cannon Ergos.
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The current drive for energy-efficiency and eco-friendliness in the construction market will increase demand for polyurethane-based products. That’s the good news message to come out of the Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethane (FSK) 2013 conference.
The Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes annual conference highlighted innovations including those it honoured as the industry’s 2013 ‘lighthouse’ ideas.
European Union-led changes to construction material documentation were key themes at the seventh annual Polyurea Development Association (PDA) conference.
One of the most notable features of the K show in 2013 were automotive cooperations. They brought together a number of companies using polyurethane as either the main component or a vital part of component production.
K2013 was a chance for groups of firms to showcase collaborations that solve customers’ problems