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.
The Polyurea Development Association Europe held its annual conference in London, near Heathrow Airport in November 2017. Simon Robinson paid a visit.
Cutting and splitting machinery for polyurethane has been at the heart of Fecken-Kirfel’s product offering since the early 1950s. We look at the company, and some of its more recent developments.
The first UTECH Automotive Congress was held in Amsterdam in mid-October 2017. The first day’s proceedings concentrated on the size of the prize, and featured a range of presentations about polyurethane additives that were designed to reduce emissions inside the vehicle.