The Urethane Blog

Kingspan Acquisitions

Kingspan announces three acquisitions

On 15 December 2017, the Irish Kingspan Group plc announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 % of the Synthesia group,

BASF Price Increase on Polyol

January 22, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective February 1, 2018 or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all
Pluracol® Polyol products by $ 0.09 per pound.

Propylene Update

US spot propylene continues surging on PDH issues
18 January 2018 23:12 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene spot prices are trending sharply higher amid issues with a third US Gulf propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit.

Oil Forecast

WTI Tumbles To $62 Handle After IEA Predicts “Explosive” US Shale Production As Oil Prices Surge


by Tyler Durden

BASF Results

BASF says 2017 adjusted EBIT up 32 percent on basic chemicals


(Adds details on oil&gas,

Tosoh Results

Japan’s Tosoh on track for 26% April-December profit jump

Tight market for key chemical boosts company to another record

Wider margins on urethane feedstock business buoyed profit for Tosoh.

Lewie Moeller


(January 18, 1962 – December 14, 2017)

SPENCERVILLE —Charles Lewis “Lewie” Moeller,

EPA Changes

EPA eases path for new chemicals

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting course under the Trump administration on how it assesses new chemicals for health and environmental hazards,

Manufacturing Update

U.S. Manufacturing Output Rose in December for Fourth Month
Katia Dmitrieva

January 17, 2018, 9:15 AM EST Updated on January 17,

Igloo City

The saddest hotel in America? One man’s dream of an igloo-shaped motel in rural Alaska built in the 1960s is now a derelict curiosity –