Successful branches need strong specialist associations as platforms for exchanging ideas, making contacts and the representation of interests. In Europe the FSK is one of the most important specialist associations of its branch and, with its 50 year tradition, the largest national association.
The Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) is an association of the plastics processing industry that represents a total volume, round about polyurethanes and foamed plastics, of roughly 9 billion Euros. The FSK is integrated in a network of several associations such as the ARGE, specialist associations from chemicals, plastics and textiles. Among the members of the FSK are commodity companies, machine manufacturers, system houses/formulators and above all polyurethane, polypropylene, polyethylene, foamed rubber, melamine resin foam, PVC foam etc. processing companies. The FSK is very diversified and, with international members from 10 countries and 4 continents, not only nationally anchored.