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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Perstorp takes an important step to strengthen its position in the Polyol market

Perstorp, the world leader in Neopentyl Polyhydric alcohols (Polyols), today announces the agreement for the acquisition of Polialcoli Srl from Polioli SpA. The agreement includes the Neo, TMP and TMPDE as well as the associated Formate businesses located at the Vercelli site (Italy). Included in the transaction are also technology, know-how and...

Company name: Perstorp
Published On: Monday July 10th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
SAPICI Positioning Statement and Recommendations on the European Diisocyanates Restriction Proposal

SAPICI is sharing today with the international media, along with its clients and key business partners, its Positioning Statement and Recommendations on the European Diisocyanates Restriction Proposal submitted by Germany to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and currently subject to public consultation. The complete SAPICIDocument is downloadable...

Company name: Sapici
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
IFS Coatings launches ebook blog covering 2 coat systems on Facebook

The IFS Coatings Guide to Powder Coating Blog 4 is now live on the IFS Facebook page! The IFS Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ifscoatings/ features the fourth installment of the IFS e-book which provides expert advice and top tips from coatings professionals.The first four blogs are available on ifscoatings.com and more will be delivered on...

Company name: IFS Coatings
Published On: Thursday July 06th, 2017

 
Cosi: Where chemists talk about feelings

The Coatings Science International (Cosi) conference in Nordwijk, Netherlands, is always a good barometer of current trends in the academic coatings community. This year, human psychology and perception played an important role at what is usually a highly chemistry-based event.The Cosi conference has always addressed functional coatings. While this...

Company name: The Coatings Science International - Cosi 2017
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> FLOORING
Polished Concrete vs. Resin Floors

Are you struggling to select the best flooring material for an upcoming project? Relax - help is at hand! Read our concise comparison of polished concrete and resin flooring systems to make an informed decision about which floor is right for you.In the world of flooring, polished concrete is the new kid on the block, standing out from the crowd and...

Company name: Flowcrete
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Icynene introduces low exotherm spray foam innovation, Icynene ProSeal LE, into Canadian market

Ontario-based global spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, today announced the launch of its latest high-performance closed-cell spray foam insulation product for the Canadian market - Icynene ProSeal LE. Icynene ProSeal LE offers the opportunity to achieve R-31 in minutes to help spray foam contractors save on labour costs.A low exotherm...

Company name: Icynene
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
Appendix-X: The Attic Fire Testing Protocol

Spray foam has been widely used in attics for nearly 30 years as an important insulation and air-sealing option for builders and to provide homeowners with energy conservation and improved indoor environmental quality. The first code to recognize unvented attics appeared in 2000 in Florida and in 2004 the International Residential Code recognizing...

Company name: SES Foam
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> WOOD FINISHES
Non-yellowing acrylic polyurethane finish exceeds all standards

M.L. Campbell's Polarion Interior 2K Acrylic Polyurethane is a high-performance wood finish that doesn't yellow and offers superior durability, fast dry times and an extended pot life. Meeting or exceeding required performance levels established by AWI and KCMA, the finish features one catalyst and one mix ratio, making it simple to...

Company name: M.L. Campbell
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> MARINE COMPOUNDS
AkzoNobel extends popular Interstores marine coatings product range

AkzoNobel's marine coatings business - the supplier of International coatings - has launched a new multi-purpose one pack primer with the aim of offering ship owners and operators a new level of flexibility and expanding the options available for cost-effective onboard maintenance.Interstores Alkyd Primer is the latest addition to the Interstores...

Company name: AkzoNobel Marine & Protective Coatings
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> CONFORMAL COATINGS
Electrolube Announce Collaboration Success to Fully Optimise 2K Coating Dispensing

Global electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube, is selectively partnering with key dispensing equipment manufacturers (including PVA, Nordson Asymtek and others) to ensure that its 2K conformal coatings enable customers to obtain optimum results from this innovative range of two-part coating systems. Electrolube's revolutionary systems are...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Monday July 10th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> POWDER COATINGS
Axalta Paints China's New Bullet Train Model Fuxing

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global liquid and powder coatings supplier, coats China's new Fuxing model bullet train in collaboration with CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd. A CR400AF model with Axalta's bright red Imron coatings along its beltlines departed from Beijing South Railway Station to Shanghai on June 27, welcoming a...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Thursday July 06th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE
New Shorter Fixture Time Grades Added to Scott Bader's Crestomer Structural Adhesives Range

New Shorter Fixture Time Grades Added to Scott Bader's Crestomer Structural Adhesives RangeScott Bader has recently added two new Crestomer grades to its 'new look' structural adhesives range: Crestomer Advantage 10 in 380 ml cartridges, with a 50% shorter fixture time of only 70 minutes compared with Advantage 30; and Crestomer 1150PA, available...

Company name: Scott Bader Composites
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> CAST ELASTOMERS
Gallagher's Capabilities Brochure now available for download

Gallagher's Capabilities Brochure is now available for download.Custom Cast Urethane Manufacturer Capabilities at a Glance■ Custom molding of cast polyurethane■ Product design and development■ Moldmaking and machining■ Injection molding - thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic elastomers, and glass reinforced...

Company name: Gallagher
Published On: Tuesday July 04th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Covestro launches expanded film production

After a construction period of a year and a half, Covestro is ready to commence operations in a new production facility for high-quality, multilayered flat films at the Dormagen site. The total investment of around EUR 20 million also includes the associated infrastructure and logistics. The films are used in security cards, automotive interiors,...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Covestro Taiwan plant is major TPU production site in Asia

The Changhua Site of Covestro (Taiwan) celebrated its 10th anniversary recently as the site has become the largest production base for Covestro's thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products in its Asia-Pacific production networks.Covestro's Asia-Pacific R&D center for TPU products is also situated on the Changhua Site, which has been serving as a...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
OSV free technical seminar in Poland

Next Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on the basis of the Polish office OSV Poland in Rybnik there will take place the free technical seminar devoted to the technologies and equipment for furniture production using polyurethane.During the seminar, there will be demonstrated such production technologies as: furniture edge, decor and accessories, construction...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
HELP Energy Absorbing Bumpers Featured at Mobility Rising: Detroit 2017 Community Transit Expo

Award-winning Romeo RIM, the world's innovative leader in custom reaction injection molding and composite solutions, recently participated in the Mobility Rising: Detroit 2017 Community Transit Expo as it continues to reaffirm its commitment to the community transit market.The company's HELP Energy Absorbing Bumper was on display at the Romeo RIM...

Company name: Romeo RIM
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> ANTI-VIBRATION
Anti-Vibration Solutions For Australia's Rapid Urbanisation

Australia is one of the world's most highly urbanised countries, with around 9 million of the country's 24 million people living in two cities - Melbourne and Sydney. And the urbanisation is going to continue in the coming years, according to experts. This rapid urbanisation poses challenges for city planners: metros, railways and industrial...

Company name:
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Economic recovery in USA, Europe to boost global automobile additive industry

The global automobile industry has been expanding rapidly, led by the high demand for automobiles across the world. Stringent government regulations such as those related to emissions, primarily in the U.S. and Europe, have encouraged automobile manufacturers to develop hybrid and electric vehicles. Automotive manufacturers are the primary adopters...

Company name:
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MARINE
Environmentalists press oyster farmers

Environmentalists have renewed calls for oyster farmers to switch to environmentally friendly material for cultivation equipment to reduce effects on other marine life.Oyster farms typically house oysters in cages enclosed in polyurethane or polystyrene foam, which environmentalists say can easily break apart during harvesting, affecting the marine...

Company name:
Published On: Tuesday July 04th, 2017

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
HILGER & KERN GROUP from Mannheim celebrates its 90th anniversary and sets its course for the future

Keeping up the traditions while actively designing the future - The HILGER & KERN GROUP has now been a renowned supplier as well as development and service partner for industrial enterprises across various market segments for 90 years and employs more than 300 people around the globe. With its two business segments "Metering and Mixing Technology"...

Company name: DOPAG
Published On: Monday July 10th, 2017

 
Great success of the PSE Europe 2017 with the participation of Concentrol

On June 27, and until 29 of the same month, the exhibition PSE Europe (International Exhibition of Polyurethane Solutions) was held in the German city of Munich. This event, which celebrated its first edition, received the leading manufacturers of the polyurethane industry, who found in this convention a place to present their most innovative...

Company name: Productos Concentrol
Published On: Monday July 10th, 2017

 
PolyOne Expands Color Portfolio with Acquisition of Mesa

PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the acquisition of Mesa, a North American producer of color and additive materials and services.Founded in 1990 and privately-owned, Mesa produces both solid and liquid colorant technologies and operates two facilities located in...

Company name: PolyOne
Published On: Thursday July 06th, 2017

 
Clariant-Huntsman deal threatened by shareholders

Clariant AG's bid to create a $14 billion chemicals giant through a merger with U.S.-based Huntsman Corp. has come under attack from a group of the Swiss company's largest shareholders who are pushing to derail the transaction.In a filing with Swiss regulators, 40 North Latitude Master Fund Ltd., controlled by U.S. investors David Winter and David...

Company name: Clariant GmbH
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
Henkel closes acquisitions of Darex Packaging Technologies and Sonderhoff Group

With the successful closing of the acquisitions of the global Darex Packaging Technologies business and the Sonderhoff Group, Henkel strengthens its Adhesive Technologies business and complements its technology portfolio.Darex is based in Cambridge, MA, USA and supplies high-performance sealants and coatings for the metal packaging industry around...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
Student's 'Peek' travel product for children wins annual Design Innovation in Plastics Award

A university student's product to keep bored children engaged and happy on travel journeys has scooped top prize in the annual Design Innovation in Plastics competition, headline sponsored by Covestro.The competition, which is organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and the Worshipful Company of Horners, awarded first prize to...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Tuesday July 04th, 2017

 
PEOPLE
Bustynowicz joins Everchem

Walt joined Everchem in July of 2017. He is currently responsible for sales and new business development in Epoxy markets. He is a graduate of Drexel University's School of Engineering and began as a project engineer with Holtec International, which supplied equipment and services into the nuclear industry. Later he joined ICI Klea as a Technical...

Company name: Everchem
Published On: Monday July 10th, 2017

 
Ferrari new president of PlasticsEurope

Daniele Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Versalis (Eni), has been elected as President of PlasticsEurope on 1 June 2017.He succeeds Patrick Thomas, CEO of Covestro, who held this office since 2011. Ferrari has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry. He worked for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and Huntsman in several...

Company name: PlasticsEurope
Published On: Tuesday July 04th, 2017

 
GREEN CHEMISTRY
Not every renewable raw material is sustainable

BASF is offering dispersions for the coatings industry that are produced entirely from renewable raw materials. We talked with Dr. Nikolaus Raupp about the new verified biomass balance process as well as the sustainability and economic feasibility of renewable raw materials.Mr. Raupp, some time ago BASF launched its biomass balance approach, which...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
Evonik bundles expertise in crosslinking technology

Evonik Industries AG will combine its isophorone chemistry and epoxy curing agents business in the new Crosslinkers Business Line effective July 1, 2017. The newly formed Business Line, headed by Min Chong, will be part of the Resource Efficiency Segment. With the acquisition of the Air Product's epoxy curing agents business and Evonik's long-time...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday July 05th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> BLOWING AGENTS
Foams and foamable compositions containing halogenated olefin blowing agents

The invention provides foam forming methods that comprise: (a) preparing a foamable system comprising at least one hydrohaloolefin; and (b) ensuring either (i) the substantial absence of long-term decomposition-inducing contact between said hydrofluoroolefin and an amine-containing catalyst; (ii) that an effective amount of surfactant is available...

Company name: Honeywell
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
Chain extenders

The present invention relates to chain extenders, processes for their preparation and their use in the preparation of biocompatible biodegradable polyurethanes and polyurethane ureas for biomedical applications such as stents, scaffolds for tissue engineering. The chain extenders comprise a compound of formula (I) ##STR00001##

Company name: PolyNovo Biomaterials Limited
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyols derived from farnesene for polyurethanes

A composition is provided for making a polyurethane that may be incorporated in various products, such as a sealant, a coating, a caulk, an electric potting compound, a membrane, a sponge, a foam, an adhesives, and a propellant binder. The composition includes one or more polyols, one or more isocyanate-group containing compounds having an...

Company name: Fina Technology
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Preparation of polyurethanes and polyesters from glycolipid type compounds

The present invention relates to the use of a compound of formula (I): ##STR00001## wherein: R represents a linear or branched alkyl group, comprising from 3 to 27 carbon atoms, said alkyl group being substituted with at least two hydroxyl groups, and which may optionally contain one or more unsaturations; and R' is selected from sugars or...

Company name: Universit� de Bordeaux
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing isocyanates

The invention relates to a method for preparing isocyanates by phosgenating the corresponding amines, wherein low-boiling secondary components, excess phosgene, and the co-product hydrogen chloride are separated from the crude liquid isocyanate stream, which is obtained after the phosgenation has occurred, within a maximum of 60 minutes, and...

Company name: Covestro
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> PHOTOCURABLE
Photocurable material combining radical curability and anionic curability

A photocurable material that allows dark portion curing even if the form of a material to be cured is complicated and the length of an unirradiated portion is long. The photocurable material has both of radical curability and anionic curability, is a photocurable liquid composition curable by irradiation of light, and contains (meth)acrylate and a...

Company name: Autonetworks Technologies
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> INKS COMPOSITION
Aqueous ink-jet inks containing two or more binders

This disclosure relates to novel aqueous ink-jet inks having improved jetting properties containing an aqueous vehicle, a colorant, and a mixture of a dispersible crosslinked polyurethane binder and one or more soluble anionic polymeric binders.

Company name: E I du Pont de Nemours & Company
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> ADHESIVES
Decorative sheet containing a polyurethane layer and structure

In a decorative sheet including a surface layer and an adhesion layer, the surface layer is a polyurethane layer obtained by crosslinking using a curing agent and coating and drying of a straight chain polyurethane resin having a specified molecular weight and acid value, the polyurethane resin being obtained by reaction of a diamine chain extender...

Company name: 3M innovative Company
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Heat and flame resistant polyurethane foam

The present invention relates to a reactive formulation used to make a heat and flame resistant flexible polyurethane foam which is particularly suited for use in under the hood vehicle applications which require sound deadening and vibration management and a process to make said foam. Said foam is particularly suitable for such applications...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Aircraft landing flap

An aircraft landing flap includes a flap member having an abrasion-resistant coating coated on an abrasion region exposed to mechanical rubbing contacts with an aircraft spoiler. The coating comprises a polyurethane matrix based on aliphatic components and fillers embedded in the polyurethane matrix so as to increase resistance to abrasion.

Company name: Airbus
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Accelerated bonding of isocyanate functional adhesive to fiber reinforced plastics

The present invention relates to a composition comprising: a) one or more organometallic compounds: b) one or more high boiling point solvents; and c) one or more low boiling point, solvents. The invention further relates to a system comprising a) one or more organometallic compounds; b) ones or more high boding point solvents: and c) one or more...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Compositions comprising a fiber material and a thermoplastic binder

The invention relates to compositions comprising a fiber material and a specific thermoplastic binder. The thermoplastic binder comprises at least one thermoplastic polyurethane polymer (A), wherein said thermoplastic polyurethane polymer (A) comprises a reaction product of (i) at least one polyester polyol and (ii) at least one polyisocyanate,...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> FOAMS
Composite material composed of outer layer and polyurethane foam layer

In a process for producing a composite element having at least a covering layer and polyurethane foam, the covering layer is inserted into a mold and a polyurethane reaction mixture is introduced onto the covering layer. The polyurethane reaction mixture is reacted to form a polyurethane foam, wherein the polyurethane reaction mixture is obtained...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> COATED FABRICS>> TEXTILES
Method of making a textile substrate with a continuous coating of a mixture of polyester...

A coated textile substrate containing a textile substrate having an inner side and an outer side and a continuous coating on at least the one side of the textile substrate. The continuous coating comprises a mixture of polyester polyurethane and polycarbonate polyurethane.

Company name: Milliken
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball cores having foam center and polymeric outer layers with hardness gradients

Multi-layered golf ball core sub-assemblies and the resulting golf balls are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The intermediate core layer is preferably formed from a thermoplastic composition such as an ethylene acid copolymer ionomer resin; and the outer...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
Golf balls having foam inner core and themoplastic outer core

Multi-piece golf balls containing a dual-core structure are provided. The core structure includes an inner core (center) comprising a foam composition, preferably foamed polyurethane. The outer core layer is preferably formed from a non-foamed thermoplastic composition such as ethylene acid copolymer ionomer. Preferably, the specific gravity...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
Polymer cover layer for golf club face

A golf club head, comprising a striking surface having an outer cover layer comprising a polyurethane or polyurea having a material Shore D hardness of 40 to 70, a layer thickness of 0.2 to 0.6 mm, and a flexural modulus of 5 to 110 kpsi.

Company name: Taylor Made Golf Company
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> OPTICAL MATERIALS>> LENS
Macromers comprising pendant polyoxazoline groups and end groups

The invention is directed to a macromer comprising unit derived from a siloxane diol, di-isocyanates and a diol comprising a pendant group comprising an oligomer or polymer derived from methyl oxazoline or ethyl oxazoline. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of said macromers, and to that the use of said macromers. The...

Company name: DSM
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
CHEMISTRY
2,6-bis-(aminomethyl)piperidine derivatives

The present invention relates to 2,6-bis(aminomethyl)piperidine derivatives as such (in the following text abbreviated to "2,6-BAMP derivatives") which are defined by the general formula (I) shown in the following text. In addition, the present invention relates to a process for preparing such 2,6-BAMP derivatives by hydrogenation of the...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> SURFACTANTS
Optimized Surfactant for Flame Laminated Polyether Foam

In the manufacturing of polyether flame lamination foams, additives are generally used to improve the peel strength between foam and the textile. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) has developed Niax*silicone L-645FL, a new silicone surfactant for polyether flame lamination foam, which can provide optimum foam stabilization and cell...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Synthesis of bromo-cardanol novolac resins and evaluation of their effectiveness as flame retardants...

The synthesis of bromo derivatives cardanolic novolac resins (BCNR) using infrared, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, gel permeation chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance 1H and 13C methods was studied. The mechanism of thermal degradation of BCNR is proposed. It is shown, that particleboards manufactured using...

Company name: Uralchimplast
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> GREEN BASED POLYOLS
New Soy-Based Polyols, Systems and Blends for Flexible Foam Applications

Natural Oil Polyols (NOPs) are not new to sustainable flexible foam applications. However, an ongoing challenge remains achieving reasonable loadings without sacrificing key physical properties. BBT will outline our research, processes, challenges and successes surrounding our newest developments in plant-based polyols, systems and blends for the...

Company name: BioBased Technologies
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE>> VISCOELASTIC FOAMS
The Application of ViscoElastic HyperSoft Memory Foam Technology

The initial development of HyperSoft foaming was a breakaway idea many decades ago by several pioneering application scientists with minimal impact on the commercial polyurethane flexible foam industry. Taking two immiscible polyols and converting them into tangible comfort product wasn't realized until more recent times. The main driver, a novel...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Synthesis and characterization of UV curable urethane acrylate oligomers containing ammonium salts...

UV-curable urethane acrylate oligomer (UV-UAO) containing ammonium salts, suitable for anti-fog (AF) coatings was synthesized. The expected UV-UAO structure was confirmed by FT-IR and 1H NMR. This UV-UAO was then formulated with reactive monomers and photoinitiator to form coating formulas. In order to compare the UV-curing behavior of UV-UAO with...

Company name: Chosun University
Published On: Friday July 07th, 2017

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> FOAM SHAPING>> CUTTING
Gluing and Cutting of Synthetic Foams: Innovations in the PU Industry

The production of mattresses and upholstered furniture in the high-end sector as well as the fabrication of household products is strongly influenced by combinations of different materials such as viscoelastic, cold foam or fleece. A wide array of materials may be combined in high-level mattresses and upholstery. In many cases, gluing or bonding of...

Company name: Baumer of America
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Update: Community Awareness Program And Workbook

In the 1990s, PFA created a Community Awareness Planner for member companies to help comply with EPA's Risk Management Plan (RMP) communications requirements. The program provided a workbook for PFA members with additional guidance for managing possible crisis communications issues. The original workbook outlined best practices for informing...

Company name: Bowman Creative + Strategy
Published On: Saturday July 08th, 2017

 
 

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