The Urethane Blog


Materials IPO Makes Strides Despite Headwinds

Covestro, the business spun out of Germany’s Bayer, has outperformed its parent despite anxieties about Chinese demand


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Europe Feedstocks Fall

Europe ethylene, propylene Jan contracts down on bearish crude, naphtha
23 December 2015 16:12 Source:ICIS News

Focus article by Nel Weddle

Europe Jan C2, C3 down on bearish crude, naphthaLONDON (ICIS)–European ethylene and propylene contract prices for January 2016 have settled down from December primarily on the back of the declines in upstream crude oil and naphtha.

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Audax Sells KODA

Audax Private Equity Announces the Sale of KODA Distribution Group

December 21, 2015 01:06 PM Eastern Standard Time KODA_LOGO

BOSTON–()–Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) has completed the sale of KODA Distribution Group (“KDG”) to Azelis Group (“Azelis”),

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ISOPA Leadership

ISOPA general assembly elects new leadership

The new men in charge at ISOPA: Fowles (left) and Jungmann (Photo: ISOPA)
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European TDI Overview

Market outlook: Europe TDI to be well supplied in 2016
21 December 2015 00:00 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

 BASF’s Ludwigshafen site

BASF’s new 300,000 tonne/year TDI plant at Ludwigshafen started up in November 2015

The European toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) market will likely be well supplied in 2016 given the latest new capacity to have come online.

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