The Urethane Blog

Dow Declares Force Majeure on MDI

July 16, 2018

Notification of Force Majeure for Dow Polyurethanes MDI Products

Dear Valued Customer:

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that,

Chinese TDI Export Flow

Three Charts Show China’s TDI Exports and How They Went in 2017

2018-07-12    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai–China’s TDI exports totaled 124,000 tons in 2017,

Propylene Overview

US propylene market to remain volatile through 2018
12 July 2018 18:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene supply may remain snug despite newly built capacity,

BASF Ludwigshafen TDI Update

BASF testet erneut TDI-Anlage in Ludwigshafen

Dreieinhalb Jahre nach dem geplanten Start ein neuer Vorstoß: Wie der Chemiekonzern BASF mitteilt,

More on Tariffs

Latest $200bn US tariff proposal includes many Chinese chems
11 July 2018 22:46 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Several chemicals are included in the $200bn worth of tariffs that the US may impose on Chinese imports in the latest escalation of the trade war between the two countries.

Additional Tariffs Proposed

Trump targets $200B more Chinese goods for tariffs

07/10/2018 06:45 PM EDT

Updated 07/10/2018 08:21 PM EDT

See the list here:

The Trump administration escalated a mounting trade war with China on Tuesday by publishing a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that it proposes to hit with an additional 10 percent tariff.

Producer Price Index on the Rise

Producer prices rose in June, leading to the biggest annual increase in 6 1/2 years

  • U.S. producer prices increased slightly more than expected in June amid gains in the cost of services and motor vehicles.

CFC-11 Investigation

CFC-11 illegal production and use in China: Blowing It

9th July, 2018

In the wake of startling evidence of unexplained emissions of the ozone-destroying chemical CFC-11 in the atmosphere,