So far EUROPUR welcomes six new members in 2022!

Home Group Home Group is a polyurethane foam produces from Ukraine primarily supplying Home Group Holdings, a major upholstered furniture producer in Europe. Click HereWakol Headquartered in Pirmasens, Germany, Wakol specializes i.a. in foam adhesives for mattresses and upholstery. Click HereDolidolDolidol brings 50-year-long expertise in manufacturing of polyurethane foam, bedding and furniture. Headquartred in Morocco, […]

Price Volatility: Flexible PU Foam is no Exception

European consumers notice it every day: inflation is hitting us all hard. The Eurozone inflation rate was 7.5% in March 2022 on a yearly basis, with some EU countries approaching the 10%. Largely linked to the international context and more particularly to oil and gas, the price of many products made with chemicals has also […]

Safe Use of Diisocyanates Training Platform now Live in English

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.

Supply of raw materials update

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 […]

Force Majeures Raw Materials

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

COVID 19 – Flexible Polyurethane foam industry update

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 welcomes 9 new members so far in 2020

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.

COVID 19 – Flexible polyurethane foam plants (slabstock) status

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 […]