The Urethane Blog

Sinomax Opens New Foam Plant in Nashville

International Manufacturer Opens First U.S. Plant In Nashville

10:24 PM, Jun 6, 2017

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Davidson County after an international mattress and pillow manufacturer announced plans to open a plant in Music City.

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BASF Raises BDO in Europe

02. June 2017
BASF increases prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

BASF is increasing the prices of the following products with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit in Europe:

Price increase

1,4-Butanediol (BDO)
+EUR 200 per tonne

Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
+EUR 150 per tonne

Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF)
+EUR 300 per tonne

N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP)
+EUR 150 per tonne

Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL)
+EUR 150 per tonne Read more

Covestro Goes After Wind Turbine Blade Market

Covestro Receives Chinese Certification for Polyurethane Blade Resin

06 June 2017

Covestro Receives Chinese Certification for Polyurethane Blade Resin

Covestro has received DNV GL certification in China for its newly developed polyurethane resin system for manufacturing wind turbine blades.

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Middle East PU Markets Slow

Middle East isocyanates, polyols demand muted amid Ramadan
02 June 2017 04:37 Source:ICIS News

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SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Demand for isocyanates and polyols in the Middle East has entered a seasonally weak period amid the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan,

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Global Chemical M&A on Pace for Record Year

Global chemical mergers and acquisitions to hit record level
31 May 2017 14:51 Source:ICIS Chemical Business


Get ready for a record year in global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a number of mega mergers finally closing in 2017.

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Sadara MDI Update

The PDMI plant puts Saudi Arabia on the world map
of major polyurethane producers

Sadara launches region’s first PMDI facility

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