The Urethane Blog

European Benzene on the Rise

Wide NWE benzene contract-spot spread spurs talk of July ECP increase

London (Platts)–24Jun2015/941 am EDT/1341 GMT


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Dow Introduces New MDI Derivatives

Dow Expands Portfolio of Innovative MDI-based Products

MIDLAND, MICH. – June 24, 2015 – Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company


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Sadara Update

Sadara Chemical stays on course for 2015 output as construction hits 94%

06.23.2015  | 

The commissioning and startup of key utilities infrastructure is underway and the process for first production units will begin soon,

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Huntsman Finalizes Acquisition

Huntsman Acquires Polyurethane Elastomer Manufacturer Tecnoelastomeri
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Tecnoelastomeri,

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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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