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Existing Home Sales



WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Data released Friday showed that existing home sales dipped in 2014,

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Q4 M&A Activity

Chemical Deal Results


SRF Ltd.
global pharmaceutical propellant business (Dymel®)
4th Quarter 2014

Mitsui Chemicals/SKC
SKC/Mitsui Chemicals
JV in polyurethane materials
4th Quarter 2014

Johnson Matthey
gold and silver refining – Read more

BASF to Expand BDO

BASF to expand butanediol capacity in US

With this expansion, German firm's global butanediol capacity will increase to 6,70,000 metric tonnes per year


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NCFI Names President

NCFI Polyurethanes names new president

Last updated: January 21. 2015 12:50AM – 448 Views



NCFI Polyurethanes,

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Stepan Sells KITS Business

Stepan Sells its Specialty Polyurethane Systems Business

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) announced today the sale of its Specialty Polyurethane Systems business ("KITS") to J6 Polymers,

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BMS Develops Isocyanate from Biomass

Bayer MaterialScience develops eco-friendly isocyanate for PU industry

The company has developed pentamethylene diisocyanate (PDI) – 70 percent of whose carbon content comes from biomass


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