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Covestro will highlight the new hardener Bayhydur quix 306-70 at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019, which will be held from 19 – 21 March 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company said the product makes it possible for the first time to formulate water-based, two-component polyurethane coatings for wood and furniture that have drying properties similar to solvent-based systems, but cause less volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions.

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The IPUA Technical Center is organising a webinar on “Flame Retardants for Polyurethane Applications”, which will be held by Munjal Patel, Global Market Support Manager, Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) on 29 March 2019,10:00 am India time.

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SPE – Inspiring Plastics Professionals (Society of Plastics Engineers) announced that its Antec 2021 programme will take place from 22 – 26 March 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, CO, USA. Antec 2020 was previously announced for 30 March – 2 April 2020 at the Marriott River Center in San Antonio, TX, USA.

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Sika has agreed to acquire Belineco LLC, a Belorussian manufacturer of polyurethane foam systems. According to Sika, with the acquisition the company will further expand its know-how in the production and development of polyurethane foams. Together, the two companies will gain better access to the trade distribution channels in Eastern Europe. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquired business generates annual sales of CHF 23 million (~ EUR 20.3 million). The transaction is subject to approval by anti-trust authorities.

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Effective from 1 March 2019, Eric Reitano has been appointed as new Business Manager for the Central & South American region for Evonik’s polyurethanes business, Comfort & Insulation.

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The Chinese injection moulding machinery company Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. and the German Frimo Group GmbH have formed a partnership to combine injection moulding and polyurethane processing technology to establish an all-in-one solution for customers.

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Rampf Eco Solutions announced that it is presenting chemical solutions and multi-functional production plants for the manufacture of alternative polyols from PU and PET waste materials, PSA, and renewable or bio-based raw materials at PSE Europe 2019 from 26 – 28 March 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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Following its successful debut at the ECS 2017, the South Korean company Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. is exhibiting a number of products for the first time at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019, including two new stabilisers, an antioxidant, and two ranges of functional monomers.

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Huntsman announced that it will demonstrate how it adds value for coatings formulators at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019 from 19 – 21 March 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. With three of the company’s four business divisions in attendance, Huntsman is promoting the full extent of its coatings capabilities – ranging from a new polyurea platform to established epoxy resin, crosslinking and amine technologies.

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Geely Design, CEVT and TactoTek jointly announced that they have initiated projects to develop smart surfaces for multiple automotive brands owned by CEVT’s parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The current interiors project is the first of several anticipated by the framework agreement between the companies.

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