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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. announced that it has established a basic technology for a two-component urethane adhesive with high strength and very good elasticity. This technology will be applied to the development of adhesives for automotive body structures, an area expected to see rapid growth worldwide. It can be also applied to various industrial adhesives, including those used in electronic devices exposed to harsh heat cycles, said the company.

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BASF is highlighting its super-slim insulation materials Slentite and Slentex in a new application at Bau 2019 – fair for architecture, materials and systems – (hall B0, stand 212) from 14 – 19 January 2019 in Munich, Germany. The company is presenting its first examples of applications in carbon concrete composite façade elements in a single-family house.

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The Telgte-based German company Bomix Chemie GmbH will present its product solutions for the surface refinement of polyurethane at PSE Europe 2019 from 26. – 28. March 2019 in Munich, Germany. Highlights will be the Fingerprint-Technology for invisible, counterfeit-proof product identification; release agents offering diversity for demanding applications in the areas of mobility, lifestyle and health; and a new generation of coatings and In-Mould-Coatings with multifunctional properties such as antimicrobial, biocompatible, flame retardant and conductivity.

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The Kürten-based German company ISL-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, who has been a producer of pigment pastes, dyes, In-Mould-Coatings and additives for 50 years, will be presenting long-term proven products for the colouring and coating of polyurethanes at PSE Europe 2019 from 26 – 28 March 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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The GTB Global Trade Berlin GmbH with its premium brands BlackRock and WhiteDiamonds has developed a new series of design cases for the Apple iPhone products XS, XS Max and XR. The series features a particularly robust material, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from Covestro with elastic and rigid components offering high impact and abrasion resistance.

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Eight lion statues that once decorated the iconic Amstel hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, mysteriously disappeared and were never found again. Until today, no one knows how, why, or when the stone statues were removed. Thanks to extensive historical detective work in the Amsterdam city archives, the tooling and composites experts at the Dutch company Scabro, as well as a polyurethane board material from Rampf, the lion statues could be restored and returned to their original locations on top of the building.

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At the Trustech 2018 trade fair, Covestro highlighted an integrated passport concept comprising innovative technologies based on speciality films. According to the company, they offer improved properties for security card manufacturing and in particular enable new applications against counterfeit attempts. Major features are a new concept for clear window technology and a new generation of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) for passport hinges.

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FRX Polymers Inc. has announced the availability of its Nofia phosphonates for use in the production of low volatile organic compound (VOC) polyurethane foam for automotive interior applications.

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The foundation repair company Ram Jack announced that it has established a new partnership with NCFI, a leader in polyurethane solutions, to release Ram Jack Poly Solutions.

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A composite bonding adhesive for Audi and a nylon resin from DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers – a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business – were selected as winners of the 55th annual R+D 100 Awards.

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To meet the growing demand for a machine with a small footprint, Cannon Viking has launched its new Eco-Slab continuous foam machine at several conferences this year. The company has over 750 machines for the PU foam block production operational in 140 countries around the world by now.

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