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The German company Hennecke GmbH is well-known for providing polyurethane systems and technologies that are geared to meeting customer requirements in all conceivable applications. According to the company, this would not be possible without intensive and continuous research and development at the in-house Techcenter. This example from Nanostone Water GmbH demonstrates how a ceramic industrial filter with a polyurea coating was developed for serial production at the Techcenter in close cooperation with the customer.

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Dow announced the recent completion of a project with customer Kraiburg Relastec GmbH & Co. KG to power a new running track exhibit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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A BASF plastic additives package is helping to protect the roof at Incheon Airport’s Terminal 2, with thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) sheets produced by Wonpoong Corporation in South Korea under the brand name SuperGuard.

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LyondellBasell announced that Phu My Plastics Production JSC has chosen its Spheripol polypropylene (PP) process technology for a new 300,000 t/y PP plant in Vietnam.

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Marine oil spill barriers, also known as oil containment booms, can last longer and keep oil spills under control even under intense sunlight, thanks to light stabilisers from BASF. The South Korean company Wonpoong Corporation is now using BASF’s Tinuvin range of plastic additives to increase the lifespan of oil containment booms, thereby reducing the maintenance costs and environmental impact.

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Serinol and serinol derivatives are used in place of diphenyl guanidine as secondary accelerators for the vulcanization of compounds based on diene elastomers and silica as the filler. Kinetics of crosslinking are investigated and confirmed by performing vulcanization of an NR based compound in the absence of any filler. Serinol can be obtained glycerol transformed, by means of sustainable technologies into molecules suitable for the rubber world.

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Teknor Apex announced the availability of the Monprene RG-15100 series, TPS compounds with the surface appearance and haptics of silicone rubber. The materials are said to exhibit lower compression set than standard TPS compounds, withstand temperatures in excess of 100 °C, and provide chemical resistance for food-grade, cosmetics, and other regulated applications. The materials meet U.S. and EU regulations for single- and repeated-use applications with dry, acidic, aqueous, and alcoholic food types. Hardnesses range from 30 to 80 Shore A.

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Songwon, the South-Korean chemical specialties supplier and 2nd largest manufacturer of polymer stabilisers in the world has introduced new TPUs at Chinaplas 2019. The Songstomer polyether TPU product families P-3200A10/P-3200-A10U/P-3200-D10 are well-suited to a number of applications such as cables, tubes, films, profiles, compounds and masterbatches. Their ability to secure higher mechanical property stability, including less discolouration under long-term heat aging and thermoplastic processing and their high resistance to hydrolysis and microbe attack, make them products of choice for compounding, said the company in a statement.

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Continental has showcased a number of surface solutions based on polyurethane for the global furniture industry at Interzum in Cologne (21-24 May 2019).

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Saip has recently supplied a sandwich panel production line to the UK steel cladding specialist Steadmans. The company is a leading UK company manufacturing building materials for the agricultural and steel building sectors. It has been operating since more than 100 years on and is specialised in the production of cladding panels, roofing and structural products. Steadmans intended to upgrade their existing product line with the addition of a wall panel capability. Saip designed and developed a customised line for them.

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