The Urethane Blog

Interest Rate Dilemma

Interesting article on how low interest rates are keeping people from selling their homes, because replacement homes will have higher mortgage interest rates .

Sadara Impact in Europe

Europe chem markets mull growing impact of additional capacity from Sadara
27 June 2017 11:36 Source:ICIS News

In other markets,

Housing Starts Improve

Housing Starts, Permits Rebound In June Despite Tumble In HomeBuilder Confidence

by Tyler Durden
Jul 19, 2017 8:40 AM

After a pitiful drop in May,

Chinese MDI Export Overview

China MDI Export Review in the First Half of 2017

2017-07-18    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-The year of 2017 was half gone and now PUdaily will take you to review the China MDI export performance in the first half of 2017.On the one hand,

Brenntag Profile

Brenntag targets global growth in market share – CEO
18 July 2017 10:53 Source:ICIS News

Interview article by Will Beacham


Bed in a Box Profile

To sleep, perchance on foam
Advances in polyurethane chemistry are helping revolutionize the bedding industry
By Michael McCoy


A blue Nuvanna foam mattress sits in a well-lit bedroom with a comforter and knit blanket on top.

Nuvanna is one of several companies offering polyurethane foam mattresses in a box.

July Propylene

US July propylene contracts fully settle at 0.5 cent/lb increase
14 July 2017 19:38 Source:ICIS News

Source: Monkey Business Images/REX/ShutterstockHOUSTON (ICIS)–US July propylene contracts are fully settled at an increase of 0.5 cent/lb amid production outages,