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Covestro to Expand North American TPU

Covestro increases TPU capacity in North America

Covestro announced that it will expand its thermoplastic polyurethane production capacity in North America by 25 % by debottlenecking its New Martinsville,

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Wanhua Q3 Results

Wanhua Chemical Announces Its Major Operating Data for the Third Quarter

2017-10-17    [Source:PUdaily]

 

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Polyol Prices Rise in China

The Prices of Polyether Polyols and Propylene Oxide Saw Significant Increase after the National Day
2017-10-13    [Source:PUdaily]

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More on DCB Contamination in Europe

BASF

Follow up: Contaminated PU foams do not pose a health hazard / Agitation in German mattress industry


Mainly mattress manufacturers are affected by the incident at BASF (Photo: PIE)

The 1,4-dichlorobenzene (DCB) contamination of TDI that was produced and delivered by BASF (Ludwigshafen / Germany; Read more

Shale Drives Chemical Capex

US petrochemical investment – the long wave
12 October 2017 16:54 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

With the first wave of the new US crackers and downstream projects starting up,

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Q3 M & A

Chemical Deal Results

Seller
Buyer
Business
Date

Seidler Chemical
Maroon Group
distribution
3rd Quarter 2017

Calgon Carbon
Kuraray
acquisition of whole company (activated carbon) – Read more

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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Propylene Inventories

 

 

 

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=WPLSTUS1&f=W

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More on European TDI Situation

Europe market reacts to BASF TDI purity issues
11 October 2017 14:05 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–Multiple foam manufacturers have announced temporary production stops,

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