The Urethane Blog

Trucking Demand Fall

U.S. Trucking Companies Slash Fleets Amid “Tepid Shipping Demand”

by Tyler Durden
Oct 31, 2016 5:40 PM

For months now we have been writing about the collapse of class 8 truck orders. 

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Isocyanate Feedstock Update

Market outlook: Mixed fortunes for aromatics
27 October 2016 22:50 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

The global markets for aromatics have seen mixed fortunes during 2016,

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BASF Introduces TPU for Synthetic Leather Applications

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Suzhou Ruigao New Material Co., Ltd has adopted Elastollan grade B50A12CF in the production of synthetic leather in a Chinese automaker’s latest model

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Elastollan can be extruded onto fabric directly with a non-solvent based technology;

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Error Likely Cause of Ludwigshafen Explosion

BASF: blast at German chemical plant likely caused by error


By The Associated Press October 27, 2016 6:03 am

BERLIN (AP) — Chemical giant BASF says a deadly explosion at its plant in southwest Germany last week was likely caused by a contractor cutting the wrong pipeline.

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PU Comments from Dow Investors Call

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In Polyurethanes, we achieved record volume on double-digit gains in specialty polyols and systems houses,

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Huntsman Q3 Results and Plan to Spin Off TiO2

Huntsman Announces Third Quarter Results and
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Third Quarter 2016 Highlights
• Net income was $64 million compared to $63 million in the prior year period and $94 million in the prior
quarter.

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BASF Profits Hurt by Oil & Gas Segment

BASF profit dented by oil, gas business

Published: Oct 27, 2016 1:41 a.m. ET

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FRANKFURT–BASF SE (BAS.XE) reported a fall in third-quarter profit due to smaller contributions from its oil and gas segment and reiterated its full-year outlook.

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