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Perstorp to expand Ymer non-ionic dispersing monomer range

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Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, has announced the extension of its Ymer non-ionic dispersing monomer product range for Polyurethane Dispersion (PUD). Read more

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BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

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In line with its strategy to fuel the future of footwear with winning material solutions, BASF introduces Elastopan polyurethane for the midsole of Mizuno’s new training footwear – TC-01 and TC-02. Read more

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BASF offering energy-efficient construction elements

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At K 2019, BASF will unveil Elastopir Blue, a new PU rigid foam solution with a low lambda value Read more

K 2019

Dow launches V PLUS PERFORM Alliance Program for future-ready buildings

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Dow has announced the launch of its V PLUS PERFORM (VPP) Alliance Program to bring together technical and market expertise from across the value chain. Read more

Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen

Covestro

Covestro, a leading supplier of innovative high-performance materials for the automotive industry, is supporting the Sonnenwagen project as a main and has provided an energy-absorbing polyurethane foam system, Baysafe Read more

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BASF enables thin, lightweight components use in automotive applications

BASF

In a joint project, BASF and STR Automotive have brought components for premium vehicles into serial production for the first time using Elastolit R 8819 Lightweight. Read more

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At K 2019, Covestro will be presenting new polyurethane systems that enable up to 20 per cent faster demoulding of refrigerators with standard wall thicknesses. Read more

K 2019

Huntsman opens Dubai PU systems house

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Huntsman Corporation has announced the opening of its new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. Read more

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BASF making Foam Expo Europe debut

BASF

For the first time BASF is presenting a broad foam portfolio at the Foam Expo Europe, which takes place from 10-12 September in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more

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Elesa castors and wheels offer versatility

Elesa UK

Market-leading component supplier Elesa offers a broad range of RE series castors and wheels in a variety of materials specifically oriented toward industrial surfaces, loads, operational requirements and environmental demands Read more

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Topanel to invest €9m in new plant

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Romanian PU and PIR sandwich panel maker Topanel is planning to invest €9m in a new production facility in the southern city of Ramnicu Valcea. Read more

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Cross-section of a Boldur utility pole

BASF

BASF’s Boldur utility poles can now help disaster-prone countries strengthen their power grids and recover rapidly after natural disasters. Read more

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LANXESS HP prepolymers production up and running in Brazil

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Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has started the production of high-performance prepolymers at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil. Read more

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RPC Sæplast has introduced an upgraded version of its market-leading container and lid for the harvesting and transportation of fish stocks

RPC Sæplast

RPC Sæplast has introduced an upgraded version of its market-leading container and lid for the harvesting and transportation of fish stocks. Read more

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Covestro continues portfolio optimisation

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Covestro has signed an agreement with H.I.G. Capital for the sale of Covestro’s European Systems Houses business. Read more

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The joint team of Covestro and its partners is pleased about the first commercial use of a polyurethane resin for the manufacture of wind rotor blades in China.

Covestro

Covestro has delivered its first commercial order of polyurethane raw materials for wind blades to China. Read more

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Sucheta Govil

Covestro

Material manufacturer Covestro has chosen a Chief Commercial Officer to fill the last position on its Management Board. Read more

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Innovative processing of cast polyurethanes: Autox’s new mining screens are manufactured for the first time by injection moulding from the prepolymer Adiprene LF  by LANXESS.

LANXESS AG

Adiprene C930, a unique Low Free MDI-based cast urethane from specialty chemicals company LANXESS, has proven to be an appropriate material for injection moulding. Read more

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Safic-Alcan develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics and polyurethane industries

Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan Polska, subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, the independent specialty chemicals distributor, is proud to announce that it has successfully achieved ISO 9001-2015 Certification in Quality Management Systems from LL-C. Read more

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Water-based polyurethane coatings

Covestro

When it comes to wood coatings, solvent-based polyurethane (PU) systems dominate the world market. Read more

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  • Perstorp to expand Ymer non-ionic dispersing monomer range

    via Shutterstock

    Perstorp to expand Ymer non-ionic dispersing monomer range

  • BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

    BASF/Mizuno

    BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

    BASF introduces Elastopan® polyurethane for the midsole of Mizuno’s new training footwear

  • BASF offering energy-efficient construction elements

    via Shutterstock

    BASF offering energy-efficient construction elements

  • Dow launches V PLUS PERFORM Alliance Program for future-ready buildings

    via Shutterstock

    Dow launches V PLUS PERFORM Alliance Program for future-ready buildings

  • Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen

    Covestro

    Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen

    Team Sonnenwagen taking a break during test drives in Nuriootpa, South Australia. A crash box in the front of the solar car protects the driver in the event of a collision. It is made of the Baysafe rigid polyurethane foam system from Covestro.

  • BASF enables thin, lightweight components use in automotive applications

    BASF

    BASF enables thin, lightweight components use in automotive applications

    In a joint project, BASF and STR Automotive have brought components for premium vehicles into serial production for the first time using the new material Elastolit® R 8819 Lightweight. In comparison to conventional processing with PU-RRIM materials, the new process convinces due to significant weight reduction. The usual component thickness of 3.0 mm can be reduced to less than 2.5 mm, without detrimental effects on processing, quality or mechanical properties.

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