Insulated panel maker Jindal Mectec and Irish firm Kingspan have formed a joint venture targeting airport and rail infrastructure projects
Total production of polyurethane products in South America was 705kT in 2017, and by 2022 this figure is forecast to reach 798kT
Repi will be serving the Thai market directly through a new subsidiary.
Lanxess is building capacity for polyurethane prepolymers here and plans to close its existing production in Claro, 200 km away.
IMA, the Insulation Manufacturers Association has given an unqualified welcome to the report of the Hackitt review of UK building processes.
Russian polyurethane foam producer FoamLine is planning a EUR 34m flexible foam plant and a separate mattress production unit at Kuznetsk in western Russia.
New developments in flame retardants, anti-hydrolysis additives, and prepolymers for elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants will be some of the highlights of Lanxess’ stand at UTECH this year.
TDI production at Gujarat Narmada Valley Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (GNFC) rose by 20% in 2017 and plant utilisation reached 93%.
Haier reported a 30% jump in refrigerator sales last year to CNY 47.1bn ($7.4bn). The business had 32% gross margin, down by 1% from 2016.
Amerityre, which makes polyurethane tyres for industrial applications, experienced a fall in sales of 31% to $934,000 for the third quarter of 2017.