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Dow Announces MDI Increase

February 28, 2018

MDI Price Action

Dear Valued Customer:

Effective March 15, 2018,

BASF Urethane Comments from Investors’ Call

Hans-Ulrich Engel

In Monomers, sales increased considerably. Significantly higher prices, especially for MDI and TDI, drove this growth.

BASF Results

BASF expects profit gain on specialty chemicals rebound

* Expects adj EBIT to rise by up to 10 pct

* Basic chems profit to decline after 2017 jump

* Specialty chemicals to rebound after margin squeeze

* Shares down 1.6 pct (Adds shares,

BASF M&A Discussion

BASF focused on digesting recent acquisitions, US tax reform not a panacea – CEO
27 February 2018 14:55 Source:ICIS News

BASF press conf


Recticel Results

Annual results 2017

Regulated information, Brussels, 26 February 2018 – 07:00 CET

Recticel delivers further sales and profit growth

  • Combined sales grew by +8.4% to EUR 1,460.8 million
  • Combined REBITDA increased by +8.0% to EUR 105.5 million
  • Result of the period (share of the Group): from EUR 16.3 million to EUR 23.9 million (+46.4%)
  • Combined net financial debt: EUR 122.9 million (31 Dec 2016: EUR 126.0 million)
  • Proposal to pay a gross dividend of EUR 0.22 per share

The combined sales growth accelerated in 2017 to +8.4 %,

Changing of the Guard at BASF

Lower naphtha spreads hint weaker first quarter for BASF as CEO departs
26 February 2018 11:34 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–Sharply lower naphtha-based cracker margins point to a weaker first quarter for the German chemical major BASF,

Gaco Spray Foam Hike

Spray Foam Price Increase

Effective March 16, 2018 Gaco Western will be raising the price of our polyurethane spray foam products by 7%.

Huntsman M&A Goals

US Huntsman continues to eye acquisitions
23 February 2018 17:37 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Huntsman continues to look for bolt-on acquisitions,

Huntsman Slides from Investors’ Call