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“You can't change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the sails.” (Aristotle) I received an unprecedented number of promises to contribute to this issues’ theme of ”renewable energy”, which turned into an unprecedented number of undelivered material.  I’m sad to say that articles promised for months were cancelled at short notice. Well ...

In Editorial - EPUJ 07-08 2016

QuadFoam NeXGen the First Spray Foam Insulation System to Pass NFPA285 with Next Generation HFO Blowing Agent Technology

Accella Polyurethane Systems announced its QuadFoam NeXGen medium-density closed-cell spray foam has recently passed the NFPA 285 full-scale fire test using the newest liquid blowing agent. QuadFoam NexGen comes from Accella’s recent acquisition of Quadrant Spray Foam. This new hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent is the most environmentally friendly blowing agent produced, with a zero ...

In PUR News NAFTA - EPUJ 07-08 2016

Greater Spray Foam Formulation Flexibility with Dow Voranol 425XL Mannich Polyol

The new Voranol 425XL Mannich Polyol from Dow Polyurethanes helps spray polyurethane foam formulators to differentiate their products with greater formulation flexibility. Similar to other 425OH Mannich Polyols available on the market, Voranol 425XL provides the same high performance with roughly half the viscosity, giving formulators more flexibility in their system designs – ...

In PUR News NAFTA - EPUJ 07-08 2016

The M.F. Cachat Company renamed IMCD US, LLC

IMCD N.V. is delighted to announce that effective 1st April 2016, The M.F. Cachat Company was renamed IMCD US, LLC. Acquired in June of 2015, The M.F. Cachat Company has been integrated into IMCD, and marks the company’s initial entry into the North American market, representing a significant step in advancing its strategy to become a leading global speciality chemicals distributor. ...

In PUR News NAFTA - EPUJ 07-08 2016

Michelman Introduces New Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersion for High Performance Wood Floor Coatings

Michelman has introduced Ecrothan 4075, a waterborne, solvent-free polyurethane dispersion (PUD) for use in high performance wood floor coating formulations. The new PUD exhibits excellent optical transparency, high flexibility and extremely good abrasion, water and UV resistance. These properties, combined with excellent gloss and chemical resistance, make Ecrothan 4075 an excellent choice ...

In PUR News NAFTA - EPUJ 07-08 2016

BASF’s leading-edge protection for rotor blades passes 50 hours rain test

BASF supports the wind energy sector with special systems and products and has launched an innovative coatings solution for rotor blades: Relest Wind LEP S. It has recently passed an external 50 hours rain erosion test by a renowned institute from Denmark and thus outperformed other well-known rain erosion resistant coatings. The stress loads to which rotor blades are exposed during the ...

In Products and Applications - EPUJ 07-08 2016

A new president for Nappan

NAPPAN, the Russian Association, which brings together manufacturers of PU sandwich panels, suppliers of equipment, raw materials and materials related to sandwich panel production, has appointed the new president who will stay on for the next two years. The aim of NAPPAN is to protect and represent the interests of its members in interaction with the representative and executive ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2016

SAIP has become a new member of PPA-Europe

PPA-Europe the European Association for Panels and Profiles is the “ambassador” of the manufacturers of metal profiled sheets, sandwich panels and ancillary products on the European level, representing them in all political, regulatory, technical committees or any other initiatives which are relevant for realizing a harmonized and free market in Europe. It aims to provide ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2016

IMCD to distribute Covestro’s coatings and adhesives raw materials in France

Covestro reached an agreement with IMCD France on the distribution of coatings and adhesives raw materials in France, expanding the current cooperation beyond the raw materials Covestro offers to the textile industry. Since May 1st, 2016, the French company holds inventory and distributes the materials to the coatings and adhesives industry there. Effective April 30th, Covestro has ceased ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2016

IMCD opens office in Japan

IMCD N.V. opens an office in Tokyo, Japan. This opening marks the latest of a succession of steps that IMCD has taken to build a stronghold in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Shunsaku Kubo is appointed Managing Director IMCD Japan effective 1st April 2016. Mr. Kubo holds a Bachelor degree of Chemical Engineering from the Kobe University in Japan and MBA from University of Leicester in UK. He also brings ...

In People in the news - EPUJ 07-08 2016

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