The Urethane Blog

Benzene Update

US benzene at three-month high on crude, demand and global movement

Houston (Platts)–7 Mar 2016 541 pm EST/2241 GMT


Wanhua Starts IPDI Plant

Wanhua Chemical Group commissioned new IPDI plant

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Wanhua Chemical Group, a Chinese manufacturer of polyurethanes and petrochemicals,

Accella Acquires Quadrant

Accella Performance Materials Announces Acquisition of Quadrant’s Spray Foam Division Further Building the Leading Spray Polyurethane Foam Provider in Accella_logoIndustry


PFA Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: March 25, 2016 — The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting proposals for technical presentations for its spring Technical Program,

Chemours Completes Aniline Sale to Dow

Chemours Completes Sale of Aniline Facility to Dow



The Chemours Company (Chemours) is a global leader in titanium technologies,

Auto Sales Up Smartly

US Feb auto sales up 6.9% year on year

01 March 2016 21:15 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US sales of new vehicles in February rose by 6.9% from the same month last year,

China Layoffs

Exclusive: China to lay off five to six million workers, earmarks at least $23 billion
BEIJING | By Benjamin Kang Lim,