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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.


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 Previous articles are available in the News section of the Europur site

Euro-Moulders welcomes 5 new members in 2018

Euro-Moulders formally welcomed 5 new members at its latest General Assembly in Krakow on 11 April 2018:        As a regular member Recticel automotive and as        Associated Members BASF, Mol, Repsol, MCNS (joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals and SKC Polyurethanes)

Eric Van Lancker new President of Euro-Moulders

Eric Van Lancker new President of Euro-Moulders On 11 April 2018 the Board of Directors of Euro-Moulders unanimously elected Eric Van Lancker from Recticel Automotive as new President of the Association, effective as from 11 April 2018. Mr Van Lancker succeeds long-standing President Renato Ravicino. Esther Quintanilla (Dow), Jean-Christophe L’Hommeau (Adient) and Helge Pfeiffer (Pro-Seat) […]

Call for Papers – Annual Event 2017 – Deadline = 5 January

The theme of the next annual conference of EUROPUR and EURO-MOULDERS taking place in Milan on 7 and 8 June 2017 will be “Innovation: People, Products, Processes”. A call for papers for the technical part of the conference (8 June) is herewith open until 5 January 2017. Interested organizations should send in abstracts of the […]

Proposed REACH restriction dossier reflects industry’s commitment to safe use of diisocyanates

Brussels, 28 October 2016 – On 7 October 2016, German REACH competent authorities submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) a restriction dossier proposing risk management measures to ensure safe handling of diisocyanates at the workplace. The dossier calls for a mandatory training scheme for the industrial and professional use of diisocyanates but also allows to apply […]

VOC emissions test methods and limits in Europe for moulded PU Foam in vehicles

On 26 September 2016, at the Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Baltimore, Michel Baumgartner Secretary General of EURO-MOULDERS, presented a brief historical overview of emissions test methods and VOC limits for moulded PU Foam in vehicles in Europe. The presentation shows that in Europe there is still much room for improvement when it comes to alignment […]

Industry committed to the safe use of diisocyanates

On 7th October 2015, ECHA registered the intention of the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) to propose a risk-based measure under the REACH regulation for the industrial and professional use of diisocyanates. This is reported on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The intention will focus on integrating a […]

Call for papers annual event 2016

The next annual conference of EUROPUR and EURO-MOULDERS will take place in Brussels from 7 to 9 June 2016. Members of both associations are herewith invited to save the date in their agendas. The event will be quite special, as we will also celebrate the 50 years of EUROPUR at that occasion. The celebration of […]