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Wanhua Adds Bulk MDI Storage in Rotterdam

Wanhua-BorsodChem to set up new MDI bulk storage facility in Rotterdam

In response to growing demand for MDI in the European market,

Serta Simmons Partners with Sinomax USA

Serta Simmons Bedding to Develop Mattress-In-A-Box Offerings for Its Leading Brands

Enters into strategic partnership with Sinomax USA

New products will be available across all distribution channels for retailer partners


Asian Propylene Overview

Asia C3 gains may be capped in H2 by bearish downstream markets
15 June 2017 05:38 Source:ICIS News

Chimneys of Chinese factories 15 June

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot propylene (C3) prices in Asia may not go on a sharp uptrend in the second half of 2017 amid a bearish outlook in downstream Chinese markets,

CertiPUR-US Officers

Innocor’s Jeff Hansbro and Elite Comfort Solution’s Chris Chrisafides
Join CertiPUR-US® Program Board of Directors

Joe Progar will serve as president of newly elected board


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More on Sadara MDI

Sadara first PMDI facility starts

June 2, 2017

Sadara Chemical Company - PMDI facility with the unit of the methylene polymer compound at the forefront. — Courtesy photoSadara Chemical Company – PMDI facility with the unit of the methylene polymer compound at the forefront.

Propylene Rollover for June


Initial June US propylene contract price settlement a rollover: sources

Houston (Platts)–13 Jun 2017 452 pm EDT/2052 GMT


Housing Starts

June Propylene Negotiations Begin

Direction uncertain as US June propylene contract negotiations begin
09 June 2017 23:00 Source:ICIS News

PP tupperwareFocus article by Jessie Waldheim

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Discussions for US June propylene contract prices have ranged from a slight increase to a slight decrease amid falling inventories and expectations of increasing supply.

Middle East Urethane Update

Middle East isocyanates market wary of prolonged GCC crisis
12 June 2017 04:38 Source:ICIS News

GCC map 12 June

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Isocyanates market players in the Middle East are fretting over possible adverse consequences of a prolonged diplomatic row between Qatar and its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members.