The Urethane Blog

Spot Benzene Rises

US spot benzene rises on higher crude
08 October 2016 00:02 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US spot benzene prices rose this week,

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Europe Struggles

EU Q2 chem sales, prices down as global economy worsens – Cefic
10 October 2016 11:53 Source:ICIS News

A chemical plant in Leipzig at night, Saxony, Germany

LONDON (ICIS)–The EU chemical industry suffered decreases in sales and prices in the second quarter of 5.2% and 5.7% respectively year on year while output fell 0.6%,

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BASF Announces TDI Increase

October 7, 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective immediately, or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all Lupranate® TDI products by $0.10 per pound.

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Covestro Celebrates One Year

Covestro Stock Shows Convincing Performance At First Listing Anniversary

October 6, 2016

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

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Memory Foam with Green Tea Powder

Green Tea Memory Foam

Patent Title: Foam with Green Tea Additive for Foam Mattresses, Pillows and Cushions

 Number/Link: US2016/0270549

Applicant/Assignee: Zinus

Publication date: 22-09-2016

“Gist”: Green Tea is added to memory foam formulation

Why it is interesting: Powdered leaves of the Green Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) are added to memory foam formulations in an amount of less than 2% (w/w) on the total composition.  

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Reclamation Rights

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Upholds Reclamation Creditors’ Rights

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Vendors — take note! The Delaware bankruptcy court in In re Reichhold Holdings US Inc.

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RPM Acquisition

RPM acquires Specialty Polymer Coatings, Canadian maker of oil and gas pipeline coatings

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A worker applies a blue coat of Specialty Polymer Coatings onto an industrial pipe in this photograph supplied by RPM International Inc. Read more

Do Not Remove Tag Story

The history behind ‘Do not remove’ tags

Reg Wydeven, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin 10:30 a.m. CDT September 24, 2016

 

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