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It is run by ISOPA, the association representing European producers of the two building blocks for polyurethanes.
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We recently came across this really nice video about chemistry and some of the stuff that comes from it. It would of take way more than 3 minutes and 30 seconds to provide the full picture but it already does a good job at illustrating, in a very didactic way, a few applications which would not exist without the innovative work of chemical engineers and designers. Looking at this we were reflecting on the general lack of understanding of the role of chemistry in our daily lives. We can’t really expect people to get excited about knowing what everything is made of, and their properties. But basic knowledge of what a product is made of does help a consumer’s decision. Polyurethanes are a good example: think about energy efficiency gains through their use as a powerful insulation material, be it in buildings or in the cold-food chain. To illustrate this in our own way, we drew up a list of stuff where polyurethanes are the key component.
“On 10 July 2011, surfers around the world will celebrate International Surfing Day. To take part we thought we would talk about the most important thing for a surfer – besides flare and waves – his board. Most surfboard owners may not know it but, there is a great chance that their board is made of polyurethane as it is most widespread material used to make surfboards.”