The Urethane Blog

Asian Benzene Update

Benzene prices firm up in Asia

On 14 November 2016 at 11:00

Benzene prices marched higher in Asia last week.

U.S. Housing Starts


United States Housing Starts  1959-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Housing starts in the United States tumbled 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1047 thousand in September from August of 2016,

Propylene Inventory Build


Bock Discusses BASF M&A

BASF Chairman Warns: Companies Should not Pursue M & A only Tempted by Cheap Financing6a00e553931c4c883301b7c7559f77970b-pi

2016-11-09    [Source:The Wall Street Journal]


Access to cheap financing should not be the reason for firms to pursue M&A deals,

Azelis Restructures CASE

Azelis Americas Merges CASE Businesses

2016-11-08    [Source:chemanager]


Major US distributor Azelis Americas (formerly known as KODA Distribution Group) is merging its GMZ and EW Kaufmann regional businesses for the coatings,

MOL Looking at Propylene Oxide

MOL to focus on refining efficiency, petrochemical diversification

MOL Group’s Danube refinery. Photo courtesy of MOL Group.