The Urethane Blog

Covestro Urethane Business Surges

Germany’s Covestro Q1 net profit more than doubles; sales up 24.7%
25 April 2017 10:42 Source:ICIS News

Covestro HQ at Leverkusen (source: Covestro)LONDON (ICIS)–Covestro’s first-quarter net profit surged to €468m,

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Stepan Posts Record Quarter

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) today reported:

First Quarter Highlights

  • Reported net income was a record $31.9 million,

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Refinery Grade Propylene Tumbles

Refinery grade propylene, commonly considered spot propylene, continues to tumble . . .

US April barge acetone fully settles down 9.8%
21 April 2017 21:52 Source:ICIS News

US April barge acetone fully settle down 9.8%HOUSTON (ICIS)–US April barge acetone contracts fully settled on Friday down 9.8% from March levels.

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Future of Sleep

Randy Mancini, of Sleepworld, on the future of sleep — and what mattress he uses

Randy Mancini is photographed in the Mancini's Sleepworld store at the Pacific Commons Shopping Center on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Fremont, Calif.  (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)Randy Mancini is photographed in the Mancini’s Sleepworld store at the Pacific Commons Shopping Center on Tuesday, Read more

Indian Duties

India to Levy Anti-dumping Duty on PPG from Dow Thailand

2017-04-20    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-According to official resources, Indian Authority makes a decision to recommend imposition of anti-dumping duty on flexible slabstock polyol products imported from Dow Thailand,

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Isocyante Tightness

See the last paragraph . . .

Banner results season for Europe chems in Q1, but ‘sweet spot’ not sustainable – bank
10 April 2017 10:59 Source:ICIS News

Europe chemical stocks rise sharplyLONDON (ICIS)–Pre-buying during the first quarter and healthy industrial production rates pushed European chemicals’ prices up,

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Covestro Raising Prices

Wednesday – April 19, 2017

Covestro raises prices for elastomer products

Effective May 1st, 2017, Covestro will raise the selling prices for its Desmodur® and Baytec® elastomer systems,

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