The Urethane Blog

Covestro in India

Covestro eyes coatings industry to grow PU materials business in India

In addition to top end customers, Covestro is banking on medium scale coating manufacturers to push the demand for its products in the country

Rakesh Rao 

Benzene Low

US Feb benzene expected at multi-year lows
28 January 2016 21:06 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–The US February benzene contract price is expected to settle below $2/gal,

Baalbaki Expands to Italy

Baalbaki Chemical
acquires Italian factory

To penetrate Europe after expansion in UAE


February Propylene Nominated Down 1c/lb

Initial February US propylene nomination calls for 1-cent drop: sources

Houston (Platts)–26 Jan 2016 520 pm EST/2220 GMT


BASF Profits Take Hit in 2015

BASF profit hit, takes write-downs over weak oil

Published: Jan 27, 2016 1:51 a.m. ET


Covestro Business Management

Michelle Jou becomes new head of Polycarbonates / Markus Steilemann takes over at helm of Polyurethanes business

Woodbridge JV

Woodbridge New Joint Venture In China with Guangzhou Automobile Group Component


MISSISSAUGA, Canada, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – In an ongoing effort to support future growth in the highly important Chinese automotive market,

BASF Announces TDI Hike in MEAF

BASF_dblue160BASF increases prices for TDI

With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF will be increasing prices for its Lupranate TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) basic products by USD 100 per metric ton in the Middle East and Africa region (MEAF) in order to restore its prices to a sustainable level.

BASF Announces Increases in Asia

BASF Increases Prices for MDI and TDI

2016-01-25    [Source:BASF] Basf_logo_t02_t06


PUdaily, Shanghai- (January 25,