The Urethane Blog

PMA Recognizes Dave Welch

Highlights from the PMA!


David Welch (also known as Polyuman), a longtime member of the PMA and of Everchem Specialty Chemicals,

European Propylene

European propylene spot values pegged at premium to contract price in tight market

London (Platts)–14 May 2018 546 am EDT/946 GMT


Propylene Rises in Asia

Propylene prices firm up in Asia


Petrochemical industry | 14 May 2018 09:40 IST |


Hexion Results

Hexion Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

First Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Net sales of $946 million, a 9% increase versus prior year
  • Net loss of $13 million
  • Segment EBITDA of $118 million,

BASF Lifts Force Majeure on BDO

BASF lifts force majeure on 1,4-Butanediol and derivatives in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, May 8, 2018 – BASF has lifted the force majeure on 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives in North America effective immediately.

Tosoh Results

Tosoh : Reports on Its Consolidated Results for Fiscal 2018

Tokyo, Japan – Tosoh Corporation is pleased to announce its full-year consolidated results for the 2018 fiscal year from April 1,

Truck Driver Woes

Truck driver shortage is raising prices, delaying deliveries

, USA TODAY Published 2:00 a.m. ET April 26,

Freight Competition

Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups

Big brokers say they’re spending tens of millions of dollars on technology, and have the critical scale from longstanding customers

C.H. Robinson says it will spend $150 million this year on technology and XPO Logistics says its IT spending reaches $450 million.

Olin’s Dawson to Speak in NYC

Thursday, June 7, 2018  – Luncheon – Penn Club

A New Game in the Epoxy World

“I can’t make it” 

BASF Results

BASF Group posts earnings growth in first quarter; outlook for 2018 confirmed

1st Quarter 2018:

  • Sales of €16.6 billion (minus 1%)
  • EBIT before special items of €2.5 billion (plus 2%)
  • EBIT of €2.5 billion (plus 3%)
  • Cash provided by operating activities of €1.2 billion (plus 48%);