The Urethane Blog

Stepan Price Hike

Stepan to increase CASE polyol price for the Americasstepan

Effective from 1 December 2016, Stepan will increase prices for Stepanpol polyester polyols for the CASE industry in the Americas by USD 0.06 per pound.

Recticel Results

Brexit evolution impacts Q3 sales at Belgian foam manufacturer

Recticel 0 bedding band

Belgium-based international polyurethane foam manufacturer Recticel SA has reported that adverse currency differences have impacted sales during its third quarter.

European MDI Update

European crude MDI prices climb on supply shortage
02 November 2016 16:54 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)– Discussions for crude methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) prices this month have seen increases of between €100-400/tonne,

TDI Incident in India

Gas leakage: GNFC’s TDI plant to restart after safety audit The TDI (Toluene Di-Isocyanate) plant of GNFC at Rahiad village near Dahej in Bharuch,

Novomer Sells CO2 Polyol Business to Aramco

Aramco buys Converge polyol unit from Novomer

DHAHRAN, 23 hours, 57 minutes ago

Saudi Aramco has acquired the Converge product line and associated operations and technologies from US-based Novomer.

TDI Market in the MEAF

Mideast TDI may stay firm after Oct spike; buyers cautious
04 November 2016 05:11 Source:ICIS News

furniture and upholstery 4 November 2016

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) values in the Middle East will likely remain supported by tight supply in the near term,

Specialty Running Shoe Production Headed Back to U.S.

Adidas, Reebok to manufacture running shoes in US
Nov ’16

Reebok Liquid Speed. Courtesy: Reebok

Reebok Liquid Speed. Courtesy: Reebok

Sporting goods manufacturers Adidas AG and Reebok have announced that they will set up plants in the US to manufacture running shoes.

Diisocyanates and REACH

Proposed REACH restriction dossier reflects industry’s commitment to safe use of diisocyanates

On 7 October 2016, German REACH competent authorities submitted a restriction dossier to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposing risk management measures to ensure safe handling of diisocyanates at the workplace.

Shell JV In China Includes EO, PO and Polyols

Shell-CNOOC JV to assume ownership of new petrochemical complex

Shell Petrochemicals Company’s lower olefins plant at the petrochemical complex in Huizhou,

European Manufacturing Improves

Eurozone October manufacturing PMI hits 33-month high
02 November 2016 13:39 Source:ICIS News

Iran plans to increase its petrochemical capacity to 100m tonnes/year by 2015LONDON (ICIS)–The eurozone’s manufacturing sector expanded again in October,