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If you read my last editorial, you’ll know that I’ve been on a trip to Moscow in the meantime, where I ‘enjoyed’ the inevitably freezing cold February weather. I was somewhat sceptical this time, because the Polyurethanex & Composite-Expo had moved venue. The exhibition used to be held in the old Moscow exhibition halls, in the centre of the city – not the ...

In Editorial - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Covestro expands Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program with Huarich

Huarich is the latest partner to join the certified manufacturer network to promote the supply of waterborne PU fashion materials. Covestro is expanding its Insqin Partner Manufacturer Program with newly signed partner Kunshan Huarich Synthetic Leather Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of PU-based synthetic materials in China, listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations. The two ...

In Business News - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Huntsman Acquires Leading UK Independent Polyurethane Formulations Company, IFS

Huntsman Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of IFS Chemicals Limited (IFS), one of the UK’s leading independent formulators of MDI based systems. The purchase price was not disclosed. Located in Kings Lynn, England, IFS was established more than 35 years ago and its customized MDI systems are used in a diverse range of end markets, including insulation, ...

In Business News - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Kastalon rolls out new website

Information-packed site features full standard line of polyurethane products plus custom capabilities and unique calculation tools. Kastalon announces the rollout of its new website at The new site offers a look at the company’s extensive lines of standard products, including rollers, pads, bumpers and sleeves for various uses in materials handling, metals producing ...

In PUR News NAFTA - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Good Sport? Eracoat makes for Great Sports … floor

Era Polymers Eracoat WB1K Gloss was recently used indoors on an existing rubber floor. The floor had been laid many years ago and had started to lose its gloss and was showing some signs of ageing. The customer wanted something to rejuvenate the floor. We recommended our Eracoat WB1K available in Gloss, Satin and Matt, they chose the Gloss and were extremely happy with the results it was ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 07-08 2017

FDA-compliant PU seal for direct contact with food – the international standard for food packaging

The new polyurethane (PU) foam seal from Sonderhoff in the Fermapor K31 product range received sought-after American FDA conformity. It is considered to be the recognised standard for food packaging worldwide. The Fermapor K31 seal is applied automatically, precisely and seamlessly in the lid groove of drums and hobbocks using an Formed In-Place Foam Gasket process. The PU seal is also ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Erabond 6100FC – (Fast Cure) Primer

Primers and preparation are the key to a successful surface treatment which will give your substrate protection against corrosion increasing its longevity. Erabond 6100FC (Fast Cure) Primer with its anti-corrosive properties, excellent chemical & impact resistance teamed with high flexibility is an ideal primer for metal substrates. It has outstanding adhesion to properly prepared Steel, ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Era Polymers Expands into Africa

Era Polymers has worked closely for many years with Diverse Urethanes (Pty) Ltd in South Africa and are very pleased to announce that the company has joined forces with Era Polymers to create Era Polymers (Africa) Pty Ltd. Diverse Urethanes has an impressive reputation as a developer, manufacturer and supplier of formulated polyurethane systems, tailored to meet bespoke market requirements. ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2017

A new era for ALLRIM

Allrim, a polyurethane specialist (formulations and RIM parts) and independent SMEs based in Audincourt, France, since 1984, has just been taken over by a Senior Executive from Sika. Philippe Michaud, chemical engineer, after a thesis on composite polyurethane at INSA Lyon, began his research career in the Solvay group in Lyon. Then, he joined Huntsman where he moved, from industrial ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2017

Three Industry Leaders Join Hands in LIFE+ K-12 Project

DOW Italia, Whirlpool and Cannon Afros partnered in 2014 for the Life+ K-12 project, aimed at the definition of an innovative “enhanced insulation technology for the refrigerator of the future”. The project is currently being executed with the contribution of the LIFE+ financial instrument of the European Community: the first achievements have been revealed to a panel of 100 ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2017

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