The Urethane Blog

High Propylene Prices Dampen Demand

New Enterprise Texas PDH plant commissioning to last another month: CEO

Houston (Platts)–31 Jan 2018 403 pm EST/2103 GMT


Wanhua TDI Increase

January 24, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Wanhua Chemical will increase the prices of its WANNATE® TDI products by
$0.10/lb in the North American and Caribbean regions effect February 1,


BASF to resume TDI Ludwigshafen production ‘in the course’ of second quarter
31 January 2018 15:01 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–BASF shut down toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) production in January at Ludwigshafen and will resume it “in the course” of the second quarter,

BASF To Begin Construction of Geismar MDI Unit

BASF will start construction of new MDI synthesis unit in Geismar, Louisiana

  • BASF to double annual MDI production capacity in North America
  • New plant will support continued growth of regional MDI market


Labor Markets Tighten

ADP Shows Big Job Gains In January In “Excruciatingly Tight Labor Market”


by Tyler Durden
Wed, 01/31/2018 –


Philadelphia Museum of Art to Take On Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in #MuseumBowl

Chinese Pollution Clampdown Affects Chemical Business

Threats, opportunities for Europe chems as China pollution measures falter – UBS
29 January 2018 11:18 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–European chemicals firms could face the impact of a potential long-term shift in environmental policy by the Chinese government in the event of the failure of recent air purity improvement measures,

Downstream Development at PlasChem Park

SAUDI ARABIA: PlasChem Park Witnesses Steady Investor Interest

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) has signed an agreement to supply SADIG-ILCO, a new Saudi-German joint venture focused on the manufacture of a wide range of specialty chemicals,