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Dr Wolfram Frank, formerly of Elastogran, will be the new Secretary General of Isopa to succeed Mike Jeffs on 1 April 2008. Jeffs has been in the role since August 2002 and will retire at the end of March 2008.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2008 Technical Conference on 29 September – 1 October 2008 in San Antonio, TX, USA. Paper abstracts are due by 1 March 2008.

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Dow Polyurethanes announced that it is conducting a feasibility study to expand toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production at its manufacturing facility in Camaçari, Brazil.

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Huntsman Corporation announced that its Polyurethanes division will increase prices in the NAFTA region for Jeffol polyols and all polyurethane systems by USD 0.10/lb on 1 February 2008, or as applicable contracts allow.

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iSL-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, a producer of colour pastes and specialty lacquers based in Kürten, Germany, has a new General Manager.

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13. February 2008

New gear flow meters

Max Machinery, Inc., Heraldsburg, CA, USA, has announced the release of a new line of precision gear flow meters.

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One year ago, German Pöppelmann Kunststoff-Technik GmbH & Co. KG of Lohne, has expanded its production facilities with a new plant for the in-situ foaming of PU gaskets.

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09. February 2008

PFA launches CertiPUR-US

Based on Europe’s CertiPUR voluntary foam certification programme, the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) is developing a similar programme for use in the US.

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Australian Urethane Systems (AUS) and Foam Supplies, Inc. (FSI) have strengthened their partnership.

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Polyurethane Process Industries (PPI) in Latrobe, PA, will be the exclusive US distributor of polyurethane foam equipment produced by OMS Group, both companies announced.

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