The Urethane Blog

Chinese TDI Update

China TDI to stay weak as supplies build; demand remains sluggish

Source: ICIS News


SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) domestic prices continued to spiral downwards with no end in sight for the near term as supply is poised to grow at a time when downstream demand remains far from satisfactory.

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Krim Interview

Casper Co-Founder Predicts the Death of (Bad) Retail

Philip Krim, CEO of the online mattress seller, on how we’ll shop in the coming decades and why we’ll brag about early bedtimes

Philip Krim co-founded Casper Sleep, the online mattress retailer, in April 2014, helping prove that consumers would buy big-ticket items online, sight unseen.
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Rhine River Options

Rhine water levels remain low, BASF exploring alternative shipping methods

Source: ICIS News


LONDON (ICIS)–BASF is exploring alternative shipping methods on the River Rhine,

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Spot Propylene

Spot C3 in Asia and Europe plunges on lower crude, US shows uptick

Spot propylene prices in Asia slid for the fifth consecutive week and hit their lowest levels in a year amid pressure from falls in crude oil futures and oversupply issues. Read more

Hunting Joins CertiPUR-US® Board of Directors

Cyndi Hunting of Zinus Joins CertiPUR-US® Board of Directors

(Rochester Hills, Mich. — November 16, 2018) – Cyndi Hunting of Zinus has joined the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam,

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Fall PFA Meeting Overview

Polyurethane Foam Association Names New Executive Director At Fall Meeting; Addresses Key Industry Issues


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