The Urethane Blog

BASF Announces Polyol Increase

October 25, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective November 1, or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all
Pluracol® Polyol products by $0.07 per pound.

Covestro Q3 Results

Covestro: Solid results in an increasingly challenging market environment

Cost savings targeted at EUR 350 million per year


Covestro continued its positive business performance in 2018 with a solid third quarter in an increasingly challenging market environment.

BASF Q3 Results

BASF Group increases sales – earnings below prior-year quarter

  • Sales grow to €15.6 billion (plus 8%), largely driven by higher sales prices in all segments (plus 6%) as well as higher volumes (plus 2%)
  • EBIT before special items of €1.5 billion (minus 14%),

BASF Investors’ Slides

Considering action on Construction Chemicals business





Covestro to Cut Jobs

Covestro to cut 900 jobs in 350 million euros efficiency push

FRANKFURT (Reuters) –

Epoxy Update

US October epoxy subdued despite ongoing turnaround
23 October 2018 21:52 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–The fourth quarter has started on a quiet note for the US epoxy markets,

Mattress Anti-Dumping Investigation

US opens anti-dumping probe on Chinese mattresses after complaints

  • Shares of Tempur Sealy were up nearly 1.5 percent in late morning trade following the Commerce Department statement,

Chinese Investigation

China commits to enforcement action over CFC11 production reports

13 August, 2018 By Neil Merrett

Letter from the Chinese embassy in the UK has said 19 companies are being investigated over a possible manufacture of gas outlawed under the Montreal protocol

Chinese authorities have said that inspections are underway into the potential illegal production and use of the ozone depleting substance CFC11 in polyurethane (PU) foam insulation following recent media reports.

Wanhua TDI Unit in China vs Total Market

Did China’s Position in SEA TDI Market Diminish in H1 2018?

2018-10-18    [Source:PUdaily]

At present, there are 6 TDI manufacturers in China,