Sustainability is “all about interpretation”, Angela Austin of Labyrinth Associates told delegates, at Suspolyurethanes 2016
The European polyurethane industry gathered in Amsterdam in October 2016 to find out about the latest trends and developments in polyurethane sustainability. Simon Robinson reports from SusPolyurethane 2016.
The PFA meeting in St Petersburg, Florida is a place where US flexible foamers meet to discuss the issues of the day, Sarah Houlton went along.
Not only are regulations around HFCs and blowing agents forcing the refrigeration industry to change its production processes, but trends around food consumption and the food chain are playing their parts in its development. Dow, Huntsman, Saip and UK plant distributor CTM shared their views with Jane Denny.
Squaring up newly made blocks, cutting and trimming foam into shape are operations offering opportunities for smart plant owners with the right combinations of software and machinery to reduce waste and improve efficiency. Francis Pinckers, Vice President of Fecken-Kirfel explains.
Two western machinery companies took the opportunity of UTECH Asia to tell us about some of their business successes and a significant milestone in the past year,
Long fibre, glass-reinforced polyurethane composites offer a number of advantages over traditional materials, and now building code changes in China offer the prospect of real growth
While there can be doubt about what is happening in different application sectors for polyurethane, this year it was unequivocal at UTECH Asia 2016: when it comes to machinery, there is a flight to quality in China.
The Chinese market, which roared ahead like a tiger at the turn of the century and into the first half of the 2010s, is slowing down as the country refocuses its production efforts
The “cost of energy as a as a focus of industry” attention was among issues raised at the Symposium Polyurethanes – Processes – Materials conference in Denmark.