The Urethane Blog

BASF and Brooks Create PU Cushioned Running Shoe

BASF polyurethane powers high energy return in new Brooks Levitate running shoes

New DNA AMP midsole using BASF technology delivers high energy return for leading performance running shoes

Polyurethane cushioning system is tailor-made for Brooks Running


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BASF Announces TDI Increase

September 19, 2017

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective October 1, 2017 or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all
Lupranate® TDI products by $ 0.12 per pound.

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Update on Chinese Urethane Market

Latest Chemicals News on September 13

2017-09-18    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai—

The market for propylene in Shandong declined slightly,

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Mattress Recycling in CA

Mattress recycling in California is now free

Jenny Mitchell, Salinas Valley Recycles Published 2:42 p.m. PT Sept. 13, 2017 | Updated 2:42 p.m. Read more

Worker Safety Alliance Created

U.S. chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates
Some see effort as response to water down California effort
By Jeff Johnson


Photo of mattress.

Diisocyantes are raw materials for manufacturing polyurethane foams such as those used in mattresses. Read more

More Huntsman Harvey Impact

US Huntsman estimates Harvey impact at $35-40m
18 September 2017 12:54 Source:ICIS News

Hurricane Harvey aftermath, Texas. Source - John Glaser, Cal Sport Media, REX, ShutterstockHurricane Harvey aftermath, Texas. Source: John Glaser/Cal Sport Media/REX/Shutterstock

LONDON (ICIS)–Huntsman has estimated the financial loss from Hurricane Harvey at $35-40m although an extended turnaround at its Port Neches site in Texas will in part offset the impact in the third quarter,

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