The Urethane Blog

Asian Benzene

A key feedstock for MDI . . .

Asia benzene price outlook uncertain amid stronger fundamentals
29 June 2017 08:33 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Asia’s benzene price movements in the second half of 2017 will be largely determined by stronger demand from key downstream sectors as well as higher supply from new regional capacity expansions and plant restarts,

Covestro Out Shopping

Covestro Vows to Cash Out to Shareholders if No Takeover on Cards

FRANKFURT — German plastics and chemicals group Covestro pledged it would return cash to shareholders if it cannot find a suitable major takeover target within two years as it eyes 5 billion euros (£4.39 billion) in total operating cash flow after investments over the next five years.

Third Coast Prepolymer Update

20. June 2017
Successful first year for Third Coast’s prepolymer toll manufacturing unit in Pearland, TX, USA

Prepolymer contract manufacturer Third Coast Terminals LLC,

Asian Update

Tight Supply Posed an Inversion of Black Material Price

2017-06-29    [Source:PUdaily]


 PUdaily, Shanghai-Black material saw an upsurge and its price was a inversion over the course of past few days.

M&A Speculation in the Mattress Space

Big gains for mattress stocks on M&A speculation
Jun. 29, 2017 11:03 AM ET|By: , SA News Editor

Select Comfort (SCSS +13.5%) and Tempur Sealy (TPX +7.3%) rocket higher amid speculation from Dealreporter that something might be brewing in the mattress space.

Tuft & Needle Uses CertiPUR-US Training


Tuft & Needle Mandates Company-wide CertiPUR-US® Certificate Training

Ecommerce mattress-company implements company-wide training on CertiPUR-US® certification to

continue its commitment of bringing transparency to the mattress industry

PHOENIX (June 23,

Covestro And The Post Petrol World

Covestro joins calls for petrol-free chemical industry

byJohn Carlon

June 21, 2017

4:00 PM

Participants of a raw material summit held on Tuesday at the Technical University of Berlin,