The Urethane Blog

Asian Propylene Tumbles

NE Asia C3 falls 3% over three weeks; near-term outlook bearish
05 March 2018 04:23 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot propylene prices in northeast Asia have fallen by 3.1% over three consecutive weeks,

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COIM Increases Polyester Polyol Prices


Due to increased chemical feedstock and transportation costs COIM is increasing prices for their phthalic anhydride based Isoexter polyester polyols $0.10/lb.

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Benzene Tracks Lower

US March benzene contracts settle lower, tracking weaker spot
01 March 2018 21:42 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US March benzene contracts settled 5 cents/gal ($15/tonne) lower at $3.06/gal free on board (FOB) US Gulf,

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Covestro Goes Entrepreurial

Covestro employees become founders

Up to one million euros for the establishment of an internal start-up


Covestro AGThe winning team Axel Schmidt, Read more

BASF Results

BASF expects profit gain on specialty chemicals rebound

* Expects adj EBIT to rise by up to 10 pct

* Basic chems profit to decline after 2017 jump

* Specialty chemicals to rebound after margin squeeze

* Shares down 1.6 pct (Adds shares,

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