The Urethane Blog

Lanxess Restructures Rhein Chemie

ANXESS at UTECH – Pooled Additive Competence for the PU Industry

The new Rhein Chemie Additives business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS is exhibiting its premium products for the polyurethane industry at UTECH 2015 from April 14 to 16.

Middle East Polyol Update

Mideast Polyols seen stable as low Europe offers hit Asia cargoes
31 March 2015 09:19 Source:ICIS News

Focus story by Fahima Khail

Polyols goes into making of furniture among other thingsSINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot polyether polyols prices in the Middle East,

New GM for Bayer SPF Unit

Bayer MaterialScience Spray Polyurethane Foam E-Update
Spring 2015


Meet the New GM

Please help us welcome Bill Brengel as the new General Manager for Bayer’s SPF business unit.

Benzene Expected to Rise

AFPM `15: US benzene prices expected to rise in Q2
29 March 2015 19:00 Source:ICIS News

ICIS analysisSAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)–US benzene spot and contract prices are expected to increase in the second quarter on straightforward market fundamentals,

April Propylene Nominations Down

Nomination for US April propylene CPs calls for 1-cent decrease: sources

Houston (Platts)–26Mar2015/537 pm EDT/2137 GMT


Dow Merging Chlor-Alkali Business with Olin

Dow and Olin Corporation Create an Industry Leader in Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives with Revenues Approaching $7 Billion

Fri March 27, 2015 7:00 AM|Business Wire  | About: DOW


Mattress Startups

New Startups Aren't Keeping Big Mattress Up at Night
Casper and other startups want to flip the mattress game on its head. They have their work cut out for them.

Szelest Takes on New Role at BASF

BASF names new North American president for market, business development
By Eric Strauss March 25, 2015 at 1:05 PM
Teressa Szelest will become BASF's president, market & business development, North America.
Teressa Szelest will become BASF's president,

Huntsman’s Cocoon System

Everberg, BELGIUM – In a bid to make everyday life more comfortable,