The Urethane Blog

Moerdijk Update

Shell aiming for 2015 Moerdijk restart Shell_400

29 Jan 2015, 7.20 pm GMT

29 January (Argus) — Shell said today it expects the 900,000 t/yr ethylene steam cracker at Moerdijk in the Netherlands to be back in operation by year-end.

Dow Posts Q4 Results

Specific to PU:


Performance Materials & Chemicals

Performance Materials & Chemicals reported fourth quarter sales of $3.9 billion,

Existing Home Sales



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

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 –

Urethane use in Golf

Titleist Pro V1 balls interview

Titleist golf ball product & marketing manager Jonathan Dowdell talks to GolfMagic

Posted: 21 January 2015

by Andy Roberts GolfMagic



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