German Plant Builder Shipped Tank Facility to Latin America

In Mexico, German H&S Anlagentechnik has handed over a large turnkey tank facility for storing PU (polyurethane) raw materials to the Ikea supplier Ikano Industry.

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of flexible PU slabstock foam, Ikano Industry produces mattresses for Ikea’s American market at the expanded site. “The new storage capacity, which was created using a modular design, allows to purchase raw materials cost-effectively in larger quantities and provides a certain independence of raw material price fluctuations,” H&S stated. The H&S plant engineering firm also offers recycling reactors for PU residues. It has developed “an innovative technology and reactor installations for the chemical conversion of flexible and rigid polyurethane foam residues into polyol,” the homepage says. The technologies would enable the production of high-quality recovered polyols on a suitable production scale.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 17, Photo: H&S Anlagentechnik)