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.
IPF has developed My Foam Plant, a data capture and software system that can save foamers money and increase efficiency of their process. Angel Vinas talks with Simon Robinson.
DUT has been making mix heads and polyurethane machinery to its own designs for many years, come and take a look around.
Kangnam Chemical is a raw materials company based around 50 km north of Seoul, Korea, and claims a number of significant milestones, including making the binders for a number of Olympic athletic tracks.
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…