The Urethane Blog

LyondellBasell Lifts BDO and Derivatives FM

October 11, 2017

Subject: 1, 4 Butanediol (BDO) and Derivatives – Cessation of Force Majeure Event
Relating to Hurricane Harvey

Dear Valued Customer,

Blowing Agent Update

US polyurethanes firms stick with new blowing agents despite court ruling
11 October 2017 17:43 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

Companies are continuing to use fourth-generation blowing agents in their polyurethane (PU) formulations,

Propylene Inventories

 

 

 

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=WPLSTUS1&f=W

More on European TDI Situation

Europe market reacts to BASF TDI purity issues
11 October 2017 14:05 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–Multiple foam manufacturers have announced temporary production stops,

BASF TDI Issue

Increased DCB concentrations in TDI deliveries from BASF

According to BASF, BASF has identified quality differences in toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production in Ludwigshafen.

Toluene Prices Under Pressure

US toluene, MX liquidity dries up as prices face continued pressure

Houston (Platts)–10 Oct 2017 458 pm EDT/2058 GMT

 

LyondellBasell Removes Force Majeure on PG

October 10, 2017

Subject: Propylene Glycol – Cessation of Force Majeure Event Relating to Hurricane
Harvey

Dear Valued Customer,

Tosoh Posts Big First Half

Japan’s Tosoh set to bust through first-half profit goal

Chemical maker churns out urethane materials as supply tightens, prices jump

Tosoh’s production of urethane raw materials,

OPEC’s Reduced Influence

A Desperate OPEC Asks US Shale For Help In Cutting Oil Output

by Tyler Durden
Oct 10, 2017 9:04 AM

While OPEC has been presenting an optimistic facade in recent months,