Flexible polyurethane foam is a polymeric material which is produced by combining two main substances: polyols and diisocyanates; as well as other minor components such as water. When these substances are mixed together, they react almost instantly – creating PU foam.
A first brochure on end-of-life options for flexible PU foams was published by EUROPUR in 2015.
EUROPUR has updated the map of flexible slabstock foam plants in Europe. It is available for download with the link below.
Following our earlier update on 16th December 2020 on disruptions in the flexible polyurethane foam supply chain, supply issues have continued to affect the industry through the year end. In a context of high demand for flexible polyurethane foam, supply of raw materials is expected to remain tight well into H1 2021. To read more please […]
PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 11 January
Following an earlier note shared on 19 October on disruptions in the flexible polyurethane foam supply chain caused by a combination of closures for maintenance and force majeures at chemical raw material suppliers, bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico and unexpectedly high demand for foam, we wish to provide a new update on the […]
Force Majeures at European Polyol and Diisocyanates Producers and an extended Gulf storm season in the US disrupt supplies for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Manufacturers. To read more please click HERE
Following earlier communications in April and June 2020, and based on continued interviews of our members and experts in the flexible polyurethane foam industry, the situation in Europe’s foam industry to date can be summarised as follows: to read more please click HERE
EUROPUR formally welcomed 9 new members so far this year: Flexible PU foam producers Ashfoam from Ghana and Greiner Foam South Africa. Suppliers to the industry SABA Dinxperlo and Siltech Corporation. Service providers Advanced Foam Recycling, Agglorex, Eurofed, Hans-Jürgen Keil Anlagenbau and Retour Matras.
Following earlier notes shared on 7 and 27 April 2020, and based on continued interviews of our members and experts of the foam industry, the situation in Europe’s foam industry to date can be summarized as follows. Foam plants are now open and operating again across Europe. The plants that were closed in April reopened […]