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Effective 1 July 2016 Klaus Junginger, 51, took over the position as managing director of the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK). He follows in this position Dr. Hans W. Schloz who led the association for over 15 years.

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From 2 – 4 August 2016, Oerlikon Barmag will be informing visitors to this year’s Utech Asia/PU China in Shanghai about new developments in the field of pump engineering for chemical applications (stand 147).

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With the help of BASF’s plastic materials, the new three-wheeled concept vehicle 05Gen from Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd makes short journeys both comfortable and convenient. This new generation electric-assist vehicle is on display at the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari, Omishima Island in Japan from 14 July 2016 until 15 June 2017.

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Wanhua Chemical has received the “Excellent Supplier 2015” award from PPG Industries. The award ceremony was held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, at the headquarters of the PPG group.

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Recticel announced that it will use the CO2-based cardyon polyol developed by Covestro for the production of its flexible polyurethane foams and more specifically for furniture and mattresses.

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BBG Asia Ltd., the Chinese subsidiary of German company BBG GmbH & Co. KG – a manufacturer of moulds, machinery and plants, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2016.

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Covestro announced that it is launching a comprehensive programme to further sharpen its focus on sustainable development. The materials manufacturer has established five measurable targets it wants to achieve by 2025, covering processes and products as well as research and development.

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BASF announced that it now offers an additional service for polyurethane systems in automotive interiors. The Ultrasim simulation tool has been expanded so that the behaviour of PU systems during foaming can now be reliably predicted for both open and closed moulds.

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Covestro announced that it currently is developing a range of filaments, powders and liquid resins for all common 3D printing methods. The company recently opened a new laboratory for 3D printing at its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. According to Covestro, the lab will soon be receiving additional equipment and is used by the company and its partners to develop material solutions and test them under practical conditions.

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International Automotive Components (IAC) announced that its new Prestice 2 production facility in Prestice, Czech Republic, is fully operational and has started producing its lightweight injection moulded inner dash insulation for superior interior acoustical performance for two premium European OEM customers. With the future start of a major door trim programme, the facility is expected to reach full capacity in 2018.

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