Cardolite Specialty Chemicals Europe NV – the new association member

The FSK is very pleased to welcome its new member to the association. Cardolite Specialty Chemicals Europe NV is a subsidiary of the Cardolite Corporation, a privately held manufacturer of the world's largest range of Cashew Nutshell Liquids (CNSL), a natural, non-food chain, annually renewable biomaterial.

FSK at the K – trade fair 2019

The K, the world's largest leading trade fair for the plastics industry, takes place every 3 years. 2019 is again the year of the K, from 16 to 23 October the industry will meet in Düsseldorf. The K is one of the major highlights in 2019, not only for the Specialist Association Foamed Plastic and Polyurethanes (FSK), but for the entire plastics industry. This event takes place every three years on eight days, in 2019 from 16 to 23 October at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

FSK – Specialist Day REACH meets Recycling

Participate now in the FSK specialist day REACH meets recycling. The FSK REACH meets Recycling Day is being organized by the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes e.V. (FSK) and its Italian member companies C.O.I.M. S.p.A. and Olmo Guiseppe S.p.A. both based in the Milan region on the 4th and 5th of July, Region Milan, Italy.

FSK calls for entries for the 2019 Innovation Award Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes

FSK calls for entries for the 2019 Innovation Award Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes and has set itself the goal of promoting and motivating young people from the industry to submit new ideas, concepts and developments.

FSK industry event in autumn – International FSK Specialist Conference Polyurethanes 2019

The Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) is organizing the industry event - the International Specialst Confrenence Polyurethanes - from November 13 to 14, 2019. With innovations, lectures, contacts and trends, especially from the polyurethanes materials sector, the trade association offers a platform for knowledge exchange and networking, this year in Reutlingen (BW).

FSK calls for entries for the 2018 Innovation Award Foamed Plastics

The Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) is once again calling for entries for the Innovation Award Foamed Plastics in 2018. The competition is open to young talents and specialists, professionals and companies - to submit innovative ideas, forward-looking concepts and new developments in the field of foam plastics.

FSK invites to the International Specialist Conference Foamed Plastics 2018

Innovations, lectures, contacts and trends - the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes offers the perfect platform at its annual industry event, the International Foamed Plastics Conference in Papenburg at the end of November. Apply now!

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Dates & Events

25th anniversary of the FSK Specialist Group Insulation Materials

FSK internal – On the occasion of the 25th anniversary ...

57. Polyurethanes Specialist Group Meeting

FSK internal – This year's Polyurethanes Specialist Group Meeting will ...

FSK-Executive Board Meeting

FSK internal – On Tuesday, 3 September 2019, the FSK ...

Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes


The Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) is an association of the plastics processing industry, representing a total volume of around 9 billion euros in the polyurethane and foamed plastics industry. The FSK is part of a network of numerous associations, such as the ARGE specialist associations for chemicals, plastics and textiles.


Preisträger des FSK-Innovationspreises Polyurethane 2017: v.l. Karl Metz, Erwin Altendorfer (Fill GmbH), Wolfgang Hinz (KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH), Benedikt Kilian (Covestro Deutschland AG), Dr. Alexander W. Strietholt (Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH), Birgit Hengstebeck (Bergischen Universität Wuppertal), Adam Pajonk (FH Münster, Münster School of Architecture), Dorothee Clasen (TH Köln, Köln International School of Design) und Albrecht Manderscheid (Cannon Deutschland GmbH).


Honouring ideas and innovations, supporting the next generation, encouraging with examples, actively shaping the future – these are the tasks to which the FSK Innovation Award is dedicated. New ideas lead to new products …



Materials / Applications

Here you can find initial material information on all foams such as polyethylene, polypropylene, XPS, EPS, melamine resin foam, PVC foam, rubber foam and polyurethane…