The Urethane Blog

ELD Update

The State of Freight: New ELD Mandate

What’s an ELD? Is it an obscure progressive rock band? A snazzy new type of TV?

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BASF Lifts Force Majeure on TDI

March 9, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As referenced in a letter dated January 31, 2018, BASF declared force majeure on TDI and TDI
containing blends due to extended periods of severe weather and freezing temperatures as well as
the inability to secure raw materials required to resume normal operations.

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Asian Feedstocks Fall

Asia key petrochemical markets soft on weak China demand post-holiday
09 March 2018 06:55 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot prices of major petrochemicals in Asia are being weighed down by weak post-holiday demand from the key China market.

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SES Announces Spray Foam Hike

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The Urethane industry continues to experience several raw material price increases.
We must now implement an increase of $0.07/lb effective 4/2/2018 on all SES products.

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Asian Propylene Tumbles

NE Asia C3 falls 3% over three weeks; near-term outlook bearish
05 March 2018 04:23 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot propylene prices in northeast Asia have fallen by 3.1% over three consecutive weeks,

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COIM Increases Polyester Polyol Prices


Due to increased chemical feedstock and transportation costs COIM is increasing prices for their phthalic anhydride based Isoexter polyester polyols $0.10/lb.

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