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,

Feedstocks Update

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

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


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.

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,

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,

Wanhua Q3 Results

Wanhua Chemical Announces Its Major Operating Data for the Third Quarter

2017-10-17    [Source:PUdaily]



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–

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;

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,

Q3 M & A

Chemical Deal Results


Seidler Chemical
Maroon Group
3rd Quarter 2017

Calgon Carbon
acquisition of whole company (activated carbon) –