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Editorial: The Shoe; Past, Present and Future

Like most women I have a weakness for “beautiful“ shoes (comfortable or not) and my visit to one of the most important exhibitions for industrial shoe manufacture, which takes place every other year at the company DESMA in Achim, Germany, inspired me to find out more about the history of the shoe. Since countless books have already been written on the subject, I’m only ...

In Editorial - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Repsol licences propylene oxide and styrene technology to China’s Tianjin Bohua

Repsol’s Chemicals Division signed a Technology Licence agreement with Chinese company Tianjin Bohua Chemical Development through which Repsol will transfer the technology for the construction of a plant in Tianjin with a production capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year of Propylene Oxide (PO) and 450,000 tonnes/year of Styrene Monomer (SM).   The agreement enhances Repsol’s ...

In Business News - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Michelman Introducing Hydrosize Link – Next Generation Polyurethane Fiber Sizing for Automotive Under-the-Hood Composites

Michelman is introducing two unique polyurethane dispersions designed as fiber sizing for reinforced composites in automotive under-the-hood applications. Hydrosize Link dispersions react directly with the matrix resin, delivering exceptional composite performance under extreme exposure to water, ethylene glycol, and high temperatures, conditions increasingly typical in the narrow confines of ...

In PUR News NAFTA - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Biobased Succinic Acid as Enabler for Bioplastics Growth

Succinity, the Joint Venture between BASF and Corbion that is dedicated to the commercialization of Succinity Biobased Succinic Acid, exhibited at K 2016 in Düsseldorf. The focus of Succinity’s activities was on the growing market of biodegradable and/or biobased plastics. Biobased Succinic acid (BBSA) is one of the most important building blocks for the growing bioeconomy. One ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Textechno establishes a new department: Testing services for composite applications

Textechno, designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment and systems for fibres, yarns and rovings in textile and composite applications, has expanded its range and offers testing services with immediate effect. In addition to test basic fibre properties, customers can specifically examine the fibre/matrix adhesion with the FIMATEST, as well as the drapability of fabrics and non-crimp ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 11-12 2016

EN 45545: Bodo Möller Chemie and Dow Automotive test adhesives under fire

With a comprehensive series of tests in an accredited fire testing laboratory, the Bodo Möller Chemie Group and Dow Automotive tested the fire behaviour of adhesives commonly used for railway vehicles. Since this year, the EN 45545-2 Norm has been in a test period, in order to define the fire protection requirements concerning material and components for railway vehicles. From 2018, this ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Huntsman Promote New Vitrox ABR Abrasive Resin Technology

Polyurethanes experts from Huntsman were promoting a brand new technology at the K 2016: Vitrox ABR - a novel range of two-component resins that can help to make the manufacture of abrasive products more time efficient and cost effective, while also delivering improvements in quality, performance and longevity. Using Vitrox ABR resins to bind mineral and synthetic grains to backing ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2016

IAL Consultants is pleased to announce the recent publication of the 11th edition of its report on the markets for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This new study updates and expands upon the information included in our previous study published in 2014. The information contained within this report is based upon an extensive programme of interviews ...

In Presentations - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Practical Guide to Water Blown Cellular Polymers

Due to growing global concerns with regard to air pollution, research has led to the fascinating concept of using water as the sole blowing agent to create cellular foams as an alternative to traditional petroleum-based blowing agents (which contribute to air pollution). This strategy has created other possibilities of better and safer foams, and reduced costs are also considerable. With over ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 11-12 2016

Polyurethane Conference 2017: Call for Speakers/ Paper Presentations on Polyurethane Technology

TechnoBiz is organizing 1-day conference “Polyurethane Conference 2017” as part of Expo, PU Tech Asia 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand during 11.–12. July 2017 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC). The conference is focusing on latest technical and market developments in polyurethane processing. Interested experts, specialists and researchers are invited to ...

In Events - EPUJ 11-12 2016

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