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Aniline from Biomass

Tuesday – May 30, 2017
Covestro achieves a breakthrough in research

Key chemical now derived from plants

Biomass as new raw material for aniline production / Petroleum savings – better CO2 footprint / Completely new process jointly developed with partners

Production of bio-based aniline: The process works on a small scale.

Wagner Joins Innocor

Bill Wagner Joins Innocor, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Innocor Foam Technologies

Company Also Announces Promotion of Nitin Chadda to Senior Vice President of Innocor Comfort

Red Bank,



TDI line in Ludwigshafen producing “on spec” isocyanate / Capacity is reduced

Midway through May,

Target Invests in Casper

Target is investing $75 million in mattress startup Casper
Jason Del Rey

Target has finalized an investment in Casper Sleep,

BASF Declares Force Majeure on MDI

May 26, 2017

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to unforeseen high water levels and flooding on the Mississippi River detailed in the
force majeure notice from Kinder Morgan announcing the closing of the St.

Middle East Isocyanate Overview

Market Outlook: Sadara entry a boon for isocyanates buyers, bane for producers
Izham Ahmad

02 March 2017 15:18 Source:ICIS Chemical Business


The Sadara complex will add around 600,000 tonnes/year of isocyanates to the market

While major producers of isocyanates in northeast Asia are likely to bemoan the eventual entry of Sadara into the market,

More Propylene Capacity Imminent

US May PP contracts decrease further on lower feedstock costs
25 May 2017 22:51 Source:ICIS News

US May PP contracts decrease further on lower feedstock costsFocus story by Lane Kelley

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US May polypropylene (PP) contracts dropped by 7.5 cents/lb following upstream propylene,

Patrick Thomas to Retire

Covestro announces CEO to succeed Patrick Thomas


May 24, 2017

4:45 PM


Patrick Thomas has confirmed his intention to leave the chemicals company next Autumn,

Briney Retires from Innocor

Innocor, Inc. Announces Retirement of Jeff Briney

Red Bank, N.J., May 24, 2017 – Innocor, Inc., a leader in consumer-driven polyurethane foam products,

General Plastics Names VP of Operations

General Plastics Manufacturing Company Names Jeff Brown as Vice President of Operations and Engineering

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