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The polyurethane foam trade group in Knoxville, Tennessee named three to its Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame:

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Cargill’s BiOH polyols have won the 2007 President’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award. According to Cargill they are the first commercially successful biobased polyols used in PU foam cushioning.

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The planned polychloroprene rubber expansion at the DuPont Performance Elastomers facility in LaPlace, LA, could prove more trouble to Louisiana than it’s worth, two district directors of the United Steelworkers union have told Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco in a joint letter.

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AKRON ITEC, the biennial conference and exhibition for the tire industry, will return to the John S. Knight Center in Akron Sept. 16-18, 2008.

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DuPont has designed new grades of Hytrel thermoplastic polyester elastomer and ETPV (engineering thermoplastic vulcanizate) to meet the growing demand for soft elastomers that combine oil and heat resistance.

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18. September 2007

Dow to purchase Edulan

MIDLAND, Michigan - Dow Chemical Co. plans to acquire Edulan A.S., a Danish independent polyurethane systems house specializing in rigid foam and elastomer technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

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PITTSBURGH - Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C. is considering constructing a world-scale factory for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate in Europe to meet growing MDI demand.

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ExonMobil, Houston, TX, has introduced a thermoplastic elastomer Santoprene TPE XF241-80EU, which is designed for cold and warm (up to 60 °C) water-contact applications.

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18. September 2007

PDA Europe founded

In July 2007 the European Polyurea Development Association Europe (PDA Europe) was launched – a platform for participants in the Polyurea market to develop and promote that promising technology.

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The Hall of Fame of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) honours companies and individuals for outstanding achievements and innovations around polyurethane. It has now got a new member: Hennecke GmbH.

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