The Urethane Blog

QE Unwind

QE Unwind is Really Happening: Fed Assets Drop To Lowest Level In Over Three Years

by Tyler Durden
Dec 9, Read more

More Regulation

California recycling bill signed into law

October 27, 2017

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10

By Ken Ryan


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Blue Skies in China

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown



October 23, 20174:52 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition

A woman wearing a face mask walks on a street as Beijing is hit by polluted air and sandstorms on May 4.

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EU Backs Covestro Project

Covestro gets EU support for scheme to turn waste steel gas to polyols


18 October 2017

The use of carbon dioxide and other waste gases as a new source of raw materials is increasingly a topic of interest at the European level.

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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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Worker Safety Alliance Created

U.S. chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates
Some see effort as response to water down California effort
By Jeff Johnson


Photo of mattress.

Diisocyantes are raw materials for manufacturing polyurethane foams such as those used in mattresses. Read more

Vancouver’s Mattress Problem

Metro Vancouver wants manufacturers to recycle used mattresses to curb illegal dumping
by Carlito Pablo on July 12th, 2017 at 3:43 PM


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  • Around 10,000 mattresses are abandoned in Metro Vancouver every year.

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