The Urethane Blog

Custom Golf Grips

3-D printed golf grips change the game

Published Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 9:34 pm

3-d printed golf grips

Customized golf grips like these are not allowed in regulation play,

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Feedstocks Update

Americas: The week ahead in petrochemicals, w/c Oct 16

Houston (Platts)–16 Oct 2017 539 pm EDT/2139 GMT


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Ford Celebrates Soy Polyol

Ford Motor Company Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Soybean-based Foam


Ten years ago, the 2008 Ford Mustang launched with seats made of soybean-based foam.

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BASF Improvements in Chongqing

BASF building SMR at Chinese MDI unit

According to reports by the US news agency “PetroChemical News” on 2 October 2017,

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Covestro to Expand North American TPU

Covestro increases TPU capacity in North America

Covestro announced that it will expand its thermoplastic polyurethane production capacity in North America by 25 % by debottlenecking its New Martinsville,

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Wanhua Q3 Results

Wanhua Chemical Announces Its Major Operating Data for the Third Quarter

2017-10-17    [Source:PUdaily]



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Polyol Prices Rise in China

The Prices of Polyether Polyols and Propylene Oxide Saw Significant Increase after the National Day
2017-10-13    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai–

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More on DCB Contamination in Europe


Follow up: Contaminated PU foams do not pose a health hazard / Agitation in German mattress industry

Mainly mattress manufacturers are affected by the incident at BASF (Photo: PIE)

The 1,4-dichlorobenzene (DCB) contamination of TDI that was produced and delivered by BASF (Ludwigshafen / Germany; Read more

Shale Drives Chemical Capex

US petrochemical investment – the long wave
12 October 2017 16:54 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

With the first wave of the new US crackers and downstream projects starting up,

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Q3 M & A

Chemical Deal Results


Seidler Chemical
Maroon Group
3rd Quarter 2017

Calgon Carbon
acquisition of whole company (activated carbon) – Read more