Lisbon – Bart ten Brink, gained a second term as president of EuroPUR, here in June. He set out challenging goals for the European flexible polyurethane foam block makers association over the next three years.
Ten Brink wins second EuroPUR term: sets out challenges
Looking back to his first term, Ten Brink said 24 companies had joined the association. He added: 'In my first interview in the PU-press as president, I said my mission was to bring the foam family closer together. Given our support and hearing your opinion this process has succeeded. I can say mission complete! Up to the next challenge.'
He said that the he and the board will build on the decision to extend the geographical scope of the association.
It will also work with industry to deal with challenges such as the Reach restriction on diisocyanates; a possible EU level occupational exposure limit for diisocyanates; technical issues including VOC and odour. It will also help the industry navigate its way towards a circular economy.
In addition, he said that the PU industry must become a safer place to work. Ten Brink added EuroPUR would work with the other European polyurethane and diisocyanate associations and worldwide to increase safety.