2018 UTECH Europe: a great success for The NRC Group
From 29-31 May, the world's most important event for the polyurethane industry took place in Maastricht, the Netherlands: the 2018 UTECH Europe. At this year’s UTECH, the MECC (Maastricht Expositie en Congres Centrum) hosted another huge visitor turnout, and for the first time The NRC Group presented its innovative products and solutions for polyurethanes at its very own stand. Together with its most recently acquired subsidiary, Melrob, The NRC Group also worked alongside co-exhibitors and partners Notedome Limited and Albemarle Europe SPRL.
What visitors to UTECH Europe appreciated in particular this year was the independent advice provided by experts on site regarding the optimum selection and use of raw materials and additives for specific applications. The focus of the expo was on high-performance polyols, isocyanates, catalysts, hardeners and castable prepolymers – all of which are products featured in The NRC Group’s portfolio and successfully marketed by the distributor in Europe. In addition, a great deal of discussion at the fair revolved around the timely implementation of REACH regulations and the future legal requirements for handling isocyanates. This proved to be another area in which customers benefited from the expertise and long years of experience of The NRC Group, as the internationally-operating distributor is one of only two companies to have successfully completed REACH registration for the high-performance product NDI (1,5-naphthylene diisocyanate).
“The number and quality of international visitors and exhibitors make UTECH an important event for our industry,” said Dr. Björn Henninger, Business Manager of Polyurethane Elastomers at Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH. “Our company’s decision to have our own stand paid off. The numerous new contacts and interesting discussions we had with existing customers about future projects made the fair a complete success. We are very satisfied.”