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Elite Foam names new CEO

  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Jan. 11, 2017 – 1:53 AM

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Storer to Head British Trade Association

Simon Storer becomes new CEO of British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers’ Association

Simon Storer (Photo: BRUFMA)

Simon Storer has been appointed the new chief executive of the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers’ Association (BRUFMA,

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Asian Benzene Update


Asian benzene hits more than 2-year high on prompt China demand, limited spot supply

Singapore (Platts)–11 Jan 2017 306 am EST/806 GMT


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Asian Benzene/Toluene Overview

Asia prompt benzene-toluene spread widens to above $245/tonne
10 January 2017 07:14 Source:ICIS News

Toluene can be a raw material for polyurethane elastomers that go into making furniture (source: BASF) SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Asia’s prompt H2 January benzene-toluene price spread widened to $245-255/tonne at noon on 10 January,

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DUNA-USA Expansion

DUNA-USA Starts Expansion of Baytown, Texas Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Manufacturing Facility


January 10, 2017 6:33am   Comments

DUNA-USA’s Baytown,

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BASF Profile

Time Stands Still in Ludwigshafen

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Repsol Licenses POSM Technology

Repsol licences PO and styrene technology to Tianjin Bohua

Repsol’s Chemicals division has signed a technology licence agreement with Chinese company Tianjin Bohua Chemical Development,

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Recycled Ship Issues

Fire Kills Five Workers at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard

FireThe November 1 fire on the FPSO Aces (file image)

By MarEx 2017-01-09 12:58:39

On Monday,

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European Propylene Update

Europe propylene market projects profits, order books stronger in 2017 – CMCI
06 January 2017 16:28 Source:ICIS News

LONDON–European propylene chain players are forecasting better profitability,

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