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Top 10 Foam Tech Solution Companies in Europe - 2021

The foam industry is undergoing unprecedented change and growth as it adapts to new regulations and shifting consumer appetite. Factors fueling this transition are growing concerns for environmental sustainability, energy conservation, rising demand for versatile, use-specific foams, and others. In that regard, several technological advancements including the development of the product using bio-based materials, allowing efficient insulation, easy installation methods along with the use of excellent soundproof thermal insulation materials in roof and walls applications of buildings are stimulating the industry growth. The increasing focus of manufacturers in the bedding and furniture sector on developing lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles coupled with the replacement of the rubberised hair and cotton materials with lightweight foams is further driving the flexible foam market demand for the product over the projected timeframe. Besides, new building constructions with improved energy-efficient solutions along with increasing demand for memory and visco-elastic foam in bedding and mattress products are also augmenting the market growth in both developed and developing economies.

Keeping in mind such drastic transitions, we have compiled this issue of Manufacturing Tech Outlook in order to assist organisations in the task of finding accomplished solution providers to help them navigate the foam tech realm. In this edition, we have listed Top 10 Foam Tech Solution Providers in Europe to highlight the enterprises that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted solution providers are transforming the foam industry at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the foam tech sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of Manufacturing Tech Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your organisation need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Manufacturing Tech Outlook, “Top 10 Foam Tech Solution Providers in Europe – 2021.”

Top Foam Tech Solution Companies in Europe

Being a comprehensive supplier of engineering plastics, Asahi Kasei has recently introduced SunForce, which is a highly functional material with unprecedented design possibilities. SunForce is taking the company’s material technology to a new level through a family of new foam beads materials based on modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) and polyamide (PA). Both material types are unique, with the mPPE-based SunForceBE/BH being the first material of its kind to receive the UL 94 V-0 flame retardancy and the PA-based SunForce AM/AS being the first polyamide-beads foam material worldwide

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BASF

BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future by combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of its customers in nearly all sectors and in almost every country in the world. The company's portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020

Borealis

Borealis

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. The company leverage its polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries

CeraCon

CeraCon

CeraCon offers contract gasketing service and is able to apply foam to customer components in large or small series. The German mechanical engineering company CeraCon GmbH was founded in 2000 and has got its head office in Weikersheim/Baden-Württemberg. Currently, CeraCon has got about 225 employees in different business areas working in Germany and abroad. The core business of CeraCon is selling, designing and manufacturing of standardized and customer-specific machines

Covestro

Covestro

Covestro is among the leading suppliers of premium polymers. The company's materials and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the continuous development of its products, processes and facilities. Covestro is among the leading suppliers of premium polymers. Covestro develops sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of its age: climate change, resource depletion, urban expansion, population growth and the resulting increase in awareness of environmental issues

Greiner

Greiner

Greiner is headquartered in Kremsmünster, Austria, and has four operating divisions comprised by Greiner Packaging, Greiner Bio-One, Greiner Foam and Greiner Extrusion. Greiner is one of the leading producers of foam and processors of plastics for the packaging, furniture, sport, automotive, medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors. It also numbers among the top manufacturers of extrusion lines, tools and complete profile extrusion plants

Hennecke

Hennecke

Hennecke offers challenging and varied career prospects in a fast-paced international environment and a pleasant creative working atmosphere. For 70 years, Hennecke has been developing and building high-quality machine, systems and process technology for polyurethane (PUR) processing. Thanks to intensive research and development, innovative technologies and excellent quality, Hennecke has become a market leader in vast areas of polyurethane processing

Laader Berg

Laader Berg

Laader Berg®, is the inventor of Maxfoam™, the worlds leading and most used foaming system. With over 50 years experience and expertise in the foaming industry, the company is devoted to meeting its customers demands for the highest quality foams and innovative solutions based upon the Maxfoam™ Process. The family owned company, Laader Berg AS is the specialist manufacturer of continuous Slabstock polyurethane foam production machines

Mayser

Mayser

Mayser is an international group of companies with headquarters in Lindenberg, Germany, as well as five international subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia. The company’s Safety Technology and Foam Technology & Molding divisions develop and produce high-quality products and system solutions for numerous industries: automotive, utility vehicles and public transportation, robotics, furniture technology, medical engineering, doors, gates & windows, logistics, and aviation & airport ground handling.

Sekisui Alveo

Sekisui Alveo

Sekisui Alveo develops, produces, and sells high-performance polyolefin foams, primarily in Europe. Product development is one of their recognized strengths, due to its extensive capacity for testing materials and applications. The company's head office is in Luzern, Switzerland, with three production plants in Roermond, Netherlands, Bad Sobernheim, Germany and Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom (Wales) and local offices throughout Europe and in South America

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