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.
Flexible polyurethane foam that could be used as a sensor material in industrial and sports applications was science fiction… Not any more with nanoparticles, as Sarah Houlton reports.
Each year, EuroPUR, the European flexible polyurethane block makers’ trade body, commissions a report on the state of play in the sector from Angela Austin of Labyrinth Consulting. There were dramatic developments in 2017.
The polyurethane machinery industry is highly entrepreneurial and is made up of large and small firms. How did they find 2017?
How do foamers decide which equipment to buy when they are expanding? Vita Group’s Nick Wood spoke to Simon Robinson about a recent purchase.
If polyurethane is to be more sustainable, then more sustainable feedstocks will be required. Several key papers at the Automotive and Sustainability Congress held in Amsterdam late last year addressed this important topic.
Using carbon dioxide (CO2) to make polyols appears to be an undeniably good thing to do with the greenhouse gas. Here we look at Econic Technologies, one of the growing innovative companies that are helping to drive this technology forward.