• New 3D Bonding Technology Using Novel Polyurethane Set to Revolutionize Footwear Manufacture

    A unique footwear material from Huntsman Polyurethanes sits at the heart of an innovative new way of making shoes, which has the potential to transform shoe production worldwide. In the biggest change to footwear assembly in 40 years, Spanish company Simplicity Works – working together with Hunts...
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  • Researchers turn CO2 into polyurethane precursor

    China/Japan: Researchers from Kyoto University, the University of Tokyo in Japan and Jiangsu Normal University in China have developed a new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and convert them into ‘useful’ organic materials, including a precursor for polyurethan...
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  • North American sales of thermoplatic polyurethane rise

    North America: Sales of thermoplatic polyurethane (TPU) has increased year-on-on year in the six months to 30 June 2019 by 4.0%. The proportion of domestically produced TPU exported fell by 38.3%. Data from the American Chemistry Council and Vault Consulting indicate American demand responding we...
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