Krakow, Poland — Six companies, including two foamers today became members of EuroPUR, the European flexible foam trade association.
The new members are Lusocolchao, from Portugal. The firm is part of the JJ Louro Perieria Group which makes mattresses. Lusocolchao employs 250 people in the group's foaming operation. The firm started foaming in 2013.
The second foamer is Yatas Group of Ankara, Turkey. 'We may be new members but we have been running our business since 1976, Yavuz Altop, Yatas' chairman, told delegates. The company was initially family owned but was publically listed in 1996. The firm has 15 kT/year foaming capacity.
The other companies which became members were: Schill + Seilacher, ChemFoam International, Lonza and MOL. Krisztina Petrenyine Szabo, head of polyol marketing at Mol confirmed that her company plans to enter the polyol market as a supplier in 2021