>> Huntsman Polyurethanes Wins Prestigious BMW Supplier Innovation Award For Sustainability
Global chemical company Huntsman announced that its polyurethanes division has won a prestigious Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for developing a technology which dramatically reduces total emissions from the high performance polyurethane seating foam used in its vehicles.
>> Accella Tire Fill Systems Conducts Extensive Field Testing on "Solid Shock" Prevention for the OTR Equipment Industry
Accella Tire Fill Systems, the manufacturer and marketer of the industry’s leading polyurethane flatproofing solution, TyrFil®, today announced the results of an in-depth field study to test the impact of what’s known in the tire industry as "Solid Shock."
>> Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Insulating Material Approved For Use In Ships Carrying Liquefied Natural Gas
Honeywell announced that its low-global-warming insulating material has been approved for use in ships carrying liquefied natural gas by GTT, a leading French engineering company.
>> Chemical Industry Council Honors Covestro
Materials manufacturer Covestro has been recognized by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) for its successful use of CO2 in plastics production. In Florence, Italy, on Friday, the company received CEFIC’s Responsible Care Award in the Environment category. Covestro has recently started using carbon dioxide to produce a key component for making high-grade polyurethane foam thanks to an innovative process that saves on the petroleum-based raw material traditionally used.
>> Building Science Podcast Series Launched by Icynene
A new podcast series aimed at providing architects and design professionals a building science insight into the use of spray foam insulation has been released by leading spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene.
>> CIBSE and ASHRAE Mark 40th Anniversary with Historic Agreement
ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Meeting in London to celebrate 40 years since the Institute of Heating and Ventilation Engineers and Illuminating Engineering Society merged to form CIBSE, and the start of their collaboration with ASHRAE, the two organizations signed an agreement to implement a range of new initiatives. These include: collaborating strategically on projects in each other’s regions, creating a long-term staff exchange program, encouraging collaboration between regions, groups and chapters and mutually promoting the publication of new codes and standards.