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3D Printed TPU Tire

Linglong Tire successfully tests China’s first 3D printed TPU tire

Jul 14, 2017 | By Tess

Shandong Linglong Tire,

Initial Propylene Settlements

Initial US July propylene contracts settle at 0.5 cent/lb increase
13 July 2017 17:01 Source:ICIS News

Arrow upHOUSTON (ICIS)–Initial settlements for US July propylene contract prices are at a 0.5 cent/lb increase from June levels,

Wanhua Profile

C&EN profiles Wanhua Chemical, a Chinese firm that made it big in urethanes
The world’s top producer of a key isocyanate fought to overcome early struggles
By Jean-François Tremblay


A photo taken at night of a plant in China that produces methylene diphenyl diisocyanate.

Wanhua’s plant in Ningbo features the world’s largest MDI production capacity,

Vancouver’s Mattress Problem

Metro Vancouver wants manufacturers to recycle used mattresses to curb illegal dumping
by Carlito Pablo on July 12th, 2017 at 3:43 PM


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  • Around 10,000 mattresses are abandoned in Metro Vancouver every year.

CA Regulators

California designates first priority product under SCP programme

Foam Supplies Celebrates 45 Years

Foam Supplies, Inc. Celebrates 45 Years of “Success Through Innovation”

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Foam Supplies, Inc. – the industry leader in environmentally responsible polyurethane products – is proud to celebrate 45 years serving a wide range of industries with rigid,

Climate Drama

Inventor Of Fraudulent Temperature ‘Hockey Stick’ Is Humiliated In Canadian Court

Sadara Overview

Inside Saudi Arabia’s Big Bet on Plastics
Javier Blas

  • Aramco says $20 billion complex near coast a ‘Game Changer!’
  • Diversification push is part of crown prince’s post-oil plan

Under a tent in the Saudi desert, 

Mattress Recycling Down Under

Better bedfellows: how mattress manufacturers are stopping the waste

Social enterprise Soft Landing is joining forces with bed manufacturers in a push to recycle mattress parts and divert it from landfill

Salvaging metal, foam and timber from mattresses diverts thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill annually. Salvaging metal,

History of Polyurethane Surfboards

History Of Surfing: The Great Plastics Race

Wartime chemistry, unsung pioneers and the dawn of surfing’s polyurethane era

June 28,