Through both direct and indirect activities, the polyurethanes industry represents tens of thousands of companies and millions of jobs the world over. It is however important to stress that its growth is sustainable, as polyurethanes make a considerable contribution to resource conservation.
For example, it is estimated that, during its service life, polyurethane insulation achieves savings of between 50 and 100 times the amount of fossil fuel required to produce it.
The industry is therefore generating wealth in the economy by creating jobs in the polyurethanes sector and wisely managing today's resources for the benefit of future generations.
Continued development and application of polyurethanes, with a view to enhancing the energy efficiency of products, is an important step in helping us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bringing us closer to our goal of an environmentally sustainable world.