The Urethane Blog

Lanxess Overview

LANXESS: A very successful 2016 and a strong start to 2017

Preparations for planned Chemtura acquisition progressing well



In fiscal 2016,

Indian Polyurethanes Overview

MNCs plan expansion of polyurethane business in India as demand picks up

Indian producers want govt to address the issue of inverted duty structure to boost local production

Rakesh Rao  |  Mumbai  March 17,

Polyurethane Sponge for Oil Spill Cleanup

Oleo Sponge Could Make Oil Spill Cleanup More Efficient

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory say they’ve invented a sponge made of common polyurethane foam that has been adapted and can absorb up to 90 times its weight in oil.

Labor Markets Tighten

Number Of Americans Quitting Their Jobs Surges To Highest In 16 Years

by Tyler Durden
Mar 16, 2017 10:34 AM

While too backward looking to be actionable (it reflects the labor situation with a 2 month delay) especially in a time when everyone is focused on the future of Trump’s fiscal policies (whose details remain secret),

Trelleborg PU Facility

Trelleborg inaugurates new polyurethane facility in Retford, England

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation inaugurated its new purpose built facility in Retford,

ACC Comments on Snurs on Isocyanates

ACC calls for US EPA to withdraw two proposed Snurs

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has called on the US EPA to withdraw two proposed significant new use rules (Snurs) for certain chemical substances derived from the use of isocyanates as monomers.

Covestro Keeps Spanish MDI Plant Open

Covestro continues MDI production in Tarragona

– Closure of production facility suspended.

Materials manufacturer Covestro has resolved to continue manufacturing the rigid foam precursor MDI in Tarragona (Spain).

Chinese PTMEG Update

China PTMEG Market Outlook
2017-03-13    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-Polytetrahydrofuran, also called PTMEG, can be viewed as a polymer of tetrahydrofuran.

Choosing Between Urethane and Rubber

Need Help Deciding Between Rubber or Urethane?

Need Help Deciding Between Rubber or Urethane?
11/30/2016 12:18:54 PM


One of the things that sets Mark Tool Co.,

Benzene Update

NWE benzene hits two-month low on US styrene’s drop, Asian stocks

London (Platts)–10 Mar 2017 809 am EST/1309 GMT