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BASF in Wyandotte

BASF deal with Wyandotte shows tax incentives can be vital to keep, attract business development

  • By Jim Kasuba @JKasuba on Twitter
  • Updated 19 hrs ago
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President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to save jobs at an Indiana manufacturing plant has renewed the controversy over what it takes to keep jobs from going overseas.

Robner Merges with Resinlab

Robnor Resins merges with Resinlab

Robnor Resins, a formulator of epoxy and polyurethane resin systems, has announced that it will merge with US Resin Manufacturer,

Dow Announces MDI Increase

December 9, 2016

MDI Price Action

Dear Valued Customer:

Effective January 1, 2017,

Dow Chemical CEO to head Trump council, pledges new Michigan R&D center
Dec. 9, 2016 11:47 PM ET|About: Dow Chemical Co.

Covestro Declares Force Majeure on Polyols in Europe

Covestro Germany Declares Force Majeure on Polyether Polyols
2016-12-08    [Source:PUdaily]

PUdaily, Shanghai-It is reported that Covestro Germany has declared Force Majeure  on its polyether polyols production from Dec.

Spot Benzene


US spot benzene rises to 16-month high on low imports, Asia gains

Houston (Platts)–7 Dec 2016 622 pm EST/2322 GMT


Wanhua Announces Restart of Yantai MDI Plant

Domestic P-MDI Market Returns Quiet after Yantai Facility Restarted

2016-12-07    [Source:PUdaily]

Wanhua announces to restart its Yantai facility on Nov.

China Lowers Salaries

China Admits “Economic Downturn Just Beginning”, Slashes Salary Guidelines

by Tyler Durden
Dec 6, 2016 3:30 PM

In what may be the most direct admission that China’s economy is about to grind to a deflationary halt,

BASF TDI Issues in Europe

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Production in the TDI plant at the BASF SE site in Ludwigshafen has been idled due to a technical defect.