Category Archives: Polyurethane foam

Stronger-Than-Expected Polycarbonate Results Buoy Covestro

Covestro, after just a few weeks as a public company, announced this morning that significantly higher profitability for its polycarbonate business should contribute to “a very good year”, [..]

Asia, Europe, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, Polyurethane foam , ,

PUR Foam Recycling Gets Set To Take Off

A significant recycling stream is emerging for what would seem like an unlikely candidate—thermoset polyurethane foam. Producers of thermosets have long trumpeted the materials’ recyclability, but the actual [..]

Green, North America, Polyurethane foam ,

CO2-Based Plastics Production Will Begin Soon

Bayer MaterialScience, which will become Covestro Sept. 1, will begin production of plastics from waste carbon dioxide at the beginning of 2016. A new line with a capacity [..]

Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Europe, Green, Polyurethane foam , , ,

Plastic Made From Carbon Dioxide Is Now A Reality

It seems like every other day an announcement is made by some college that its researchers have made plastic out of some crazy material, ranging from mushrooms to [..]

Construction, Europe, Green, North America, Polyurethane foam

After Nanotube Fumble, Bayer Loses Its Stomach for Plastics

Bayer has been one of the legacy players in plastics technology, but its interest has been waning. The future of plastics as part of the future of Bayer [..]

Automotive, Europe, Management, Polycarbonate, Polyurethane foam ,

Solar Impulse 2: A Collaboration of Idealism and Technology

The newest version of the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse features a wingspan of 236 feet, a weight of 2.3 tons (similar to a Jeep), and horsepower in the [..]

Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Green, Polyamides, Polyurethane foam , , , ,

New SABIC Executive Discusses Bold Moves At NPE2012

It’s becoming increasingly clear that SABIC’s acquisition of the GE Plastics business five years ago for $11.6 billion was a positive development for the American plastics industry. At [..]

Africa/MidEast, Aircraft, Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, North America, Polyacetal, Polyurethane foam

Ag Polyol Demand Hits 90,000 Tonnes

Global demand for polyols made from agricultural crops such as soybeans is expected to reach 90,000 metric tons this year, up from 50,000 metric tons last year. Ford [..]

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Europe, North America, Polyurethane foam, Reaction Injection Molding, RIM

One Tool Equals Three Processes

A German molder in the Bodensee district is showing off an interesting new co-molding approach that combines hard and soft plastic parts. The process is described in an [..]

Automotive, Comolding, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyurethane foam ,