The Urethane Blog

Existing Home Sales Jump

US existing home sales climb 5.1% in May, but prices keep jumping, too

US existing home sales beat economists's May expectations,

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BASF Uses New Blowing Agent in Spray Foam

BASF SPRAYTITE® and DuPont™ Formacel® 1100 spray foam insulation proven successful in first ever in-field residential application

Offers homeowners energy efficiency while reducing environmental footprint


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BMS Looking to Coatings Growth

Bayer plastics chief wants to grow coatings business


* Plastics chief seeks to boost growth at smallest unit

* May want to acquire technology

* Any IPO proceeds likely to be used to cut debt (Adds CEO comments,

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Propylene Inventories Rise


USGC propane, propylene stocks hit record on rising production: US EIA

Houston (Platts)–17Jun2015/404 pm EDT/2004 GMT


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Students Win BASF Contest

Proposed bio-based, degradable polyurethane foam wins BASF competition

By Kari Embree
Published: June 16th, 2015

To commemorate its 150 year anniversary,

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Courtroom Update Part II

UPDATE 2-U.S. court filing indicates Dow settlement talks over $1 billion price-fixing judgment

(Updates with statements from both sides)

By Lawrence Hurley

(Reuters) –

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Courtroom Update

Withdrawn U.S. court filing indicates Dow settlement talks over $1 billion price-fixing judgment

Dow Chemical Co and plaintiffs that won a $1.06 billion judgment against the company over claims it artificially inflated polyurethane prices indicated in a Supreme Court filing on Monday they were settling the case,

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Propylene Falls 2c/lb in June

US June propylene falls 2 cents/lb on supply length

12 June 2015 18:52  [Source: ICIS news]

Focus article by John Dietrich

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US June propylene contracts fully settled on Friday at a six-year low,

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