Indian polyurethane industry: Showcase of futuristic polyurethanes

Indian polyurethane industry: Showcase of futuristic polyurethanes

Focused on ‘Futuristic Polyurethanes,’ – theme for 2017, the Indian Polyurethane Association (IPuA) organised its 5th PU TECH Exhibition and Conference in Greater Noida, Delhi, India, from 8 to 10 March. The Indian Polyurethane Industry is a rapidly growing industry which has registered double-digit growth over the past five years and is expected to double every four years in the coming decade. India is expected to become the second largest polyurethane market in the Asia Pacific Rim, IPuA said. Read More

Perstorp’s Pevalen obtains FDA compliance for use in food contact applications

PERSTORP, SWEDEN: Perstorp has obtained independent expert opinion advising that its Pevalen non-phthalate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticiser can be used in important food contact applications in US. The advice, from an international law firm that has expert knowledge in food contact legislation, said that Pevalen is suitable for use at levels up to 32 percent in PVC intended to produce conveyor belts and gloves used in meat and poultry processing facilities, as well as in tablecloths. Pevalen (chemical name pentaerythritol tetravalerate, PETV). Read More

Dusting a coat of powder

The paint and coatings industry has been aggressively trying to make its products environmental friendly with low HAPs and VOC emissions but with high durability and better finish. Powder coating fits all these parameters to become one of the most sought after technology in the industry. Globally, one of the major challenges of the paints and coatings industry has been to manage and minimise the amount of toxins, wastes and air emissions in the entire life cycle without compromising the look and feel of every coat of paint. Read More

Organic Molecules in Organic Foods

Organic food, defined by how it cannot be made rather than how it can be made, must be produced without the use of sewer-sludge fertilizers, most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, genetic engineering (biotechnology), growth hormones, irradiation and antibiotics. “Organic” does not mean “natural.” There is no legal definition as to what constitutes a “natural” food. However, the food industry uses the term “natural” to indicate that a food has been minimally processed and is preservative-free. India started the Green Revolution. Read More

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