BASF SE, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, SAINT-GOBAIN, RECTICEL NV/SA are dominating the market for Global Polyurethane Foam Market in 2018

BASF SE   

The company was incorporated in 1865, and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The company is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of chemicals, plastics, performance products, crop protection products and products regarding oil and gas. agriculture, automotive & transportation, chemicals, construction, electronics & electrics, energy & resources, furniture & wood, home care & I&I cleaning, nutrition, packaging & print, paints and coating, personal care & hygiene, pharmaceuticals, plastic & rubber, pulp & paper, leather, footwear & textile. The company has global presence in Germany, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe (excl. Germany) and South America, Africa, Middle East.

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  • In April, BASF signed agreement to acquire business segment of additional seeds and crop protection from Bayer. This will enhance the company’s product portfolio with the addition of new products under this category.

Some of the subsidiaries of the company are BASF Coatings (Germany), Wintershall (Germany), Cognis (Germany), Engelhard (USA), PCI Augsburg GmbhH (Germany), BASF Japan (Japan), BASF India Lt d (India).

THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Michigan, United States. The company is engaged in delivering a broad range of innovative and technology-based products and solutions in the packaging, industrial and infrastructure, and consumer care industries. Company has global presence in United States, EMEA and Rest of the World.

  • In September, Dow Polyurethanes division of The Dow Chemical Company announced first TRAFFIDECK GO Center in Germany. This centre is set up for addressing needs for transportation flooring that is durable and protected.

SAINT-GOBAIN

The company was founded in 1665, and is based in Paris, France. The Company is engaged in building strong industrial capabilities and capacity for innovation.

  • In August, saint-gobain acquired HKO. HKO is a leading manufacturer of thermal insulation and fire protecting solutions. This acquisition will expand the company's product portfolio with the addition of new thermal insulation providing products.

Some of the subsidiaries of the company are Placoplatre(France), CertainTeed Corporation(U.S.), Jewson (U.K.), Saint-Gobain Rigips (Germany), British Gypsum (U.K.), Norton Abrasives (U.S.)

RECTICEL NV/SA  

The company was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Company is engaged in manufacturing and transforming polyurethane foams for the flexible foams, bedding, insulation, and automotive applications.

  • In December, Recticel announced the agreement to acquire Proseat. The company made a new joint venture with Sekisui which allowed Proseat to build on leading position as Europe’s largest independent automotive moulded seat foam manufacturer.

Some of the subsidiaries of the company are Eurofoam GmbH (Austria), proseat GmbH + Co. KG (Germany), The Soundcoat Company, Inc.(USA), Recticel Sas (France).