The EU introduces mandatory training of diisocyanates workers in new REACH Restriction

The Restriction on diisocyanates under the EU’s REACH Regulation published in the EU Official Journal introduces new minimum training requirements for workers handling diisocyanates and mixtures containing diisocyanates.

FSK Specialist Conference Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes 2020 cancelled

The corona pandemic also forces the Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK) to cancel the majority of its planned events for 2020. This also applies to the annual International Conference Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes 2020, which also includes the General Meeting and the presentation of the FSK Innovation Award 2020.

Foam Expo Europe 2020 – Europe´s meeting place for Foam Innovation and Technology

Europe's largest event for technical foam innovation and technology. The Foam Expo, which will take place in Stuttgart from 10 to 12 November 2020, offers synergies for applications in the entire automotive, aerospace, construction, and sports and leisure industries, creating .....

FSK Innovation Award for Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes 2019 presented

At its International FSK Conference Polyurethane 2019 on November 13th and 14th in Reutlingen near Stuttgart, the Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes e.V. (FSK) awarded this year's FSK Innovation Award Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes in the categories "Technology - Processing and Chemistry" and "Design and Creation" to a total of five award winners, whose award-winning projects are presented below.

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Dates & Events

Postponed : FSK Specialist Group Polyurethanes celebrates 25th anniversary

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Specialist ...

Cancelled – International FSK Specialist Conference Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes 2020

The Association of Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes e.V. (FSK) is ...

FSK-board meeting 2020

FSK internal - On Wednesday, 02 September 2020, 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…