Just north of Ansan lies Sihung, home of Kumho Chemical Industry, a flexible foam producer, and what the company claims is one of the oldest Hennecke flexible foam lines in existence.
Sehotech is developing a new range of bismuth catalysts for the polyurethane industry and is in the process of getting them approved, as well as making polyols in Iksan.
Since Urethanes Technology last visited Korea in 2015, the polyurethane industry in Korea has continued to grow in the areas where it touches the automotive industry, but signs of maturity are beginning to show in other sectors
In 2016 US polyurethane production reached pre-crash levels for the first time. Is the only way up? It depends on product segment…
Evonik’s purchase of Air Products’ polyurethane catalyst business caused a stir in the polyurethane industry. Senior managers talk with Simon Robinson.
Lanxess recently completed the acquisition of Chemtura and appointed Markus Eckert to run the operation, Simon Robinson caught up with him.
The team at Momentive explain how China’s polyurethane sector is becoming more sophisticated as pressure from government and consumers rises.
Despite raw materials difficulties the European, the flexible foam market grew by more than 12.5% in 2016, as delegates at this year’s EuroPUR meeting found out. Simon Robinson reports.
Dow Polyurethanes has been present in the North West of the UK at Birch Vale in Derbyshire for 10 years. The site is the home of regular open days. Simon Robinson visited and reports
The tightness in the global isocyanates markets has continued unabated for much of the year so far, and there seems little relief on the horizon, at least not until the end of the year.