The Urethane Blog

Labor Market Tightens

Initial Jobless Claims Crash To Lowest Since 1973

by Tyler Durden
Oct 19, 2017 8:47 AM

So much for the hurricane distortions of the US labor market…

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Recticel Update


Press Release of Recticel – 19 October 2017

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Shale Drives Chemical Capex

US petrochemical investment – the long wave
12 October 2017 16:54 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

With the first wave of the new US crackers and downstream projects starting up,

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Blowing Agent Update

US polyurethanes firms stick with new blowing agents despite court ruling
11 October 2017 17:43 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

Companies are continuing to use fourth-generation blowing agents in their polyurethane (PU) formulations,

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More on European TDI Situation

Europe market reacts to BASF TDI purity issues
11 October 2017 14:05 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–Multiple foam manufacturers have announced temporary production stops,

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OPEC’s Reduced Influence

A Desperate OPEC Asks US Shale For Help In Cutting Oil Output

by Tyler Durden
Oct 10, 2017 9:04 AM

While OPEC has been presenting an optimistic facade in recent months,

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Foam Settlement

Canadians to get money back for purchase of eligible polyurethane foam products as part of $38M class action settlement

By PR Newswire

October 10, Read more