The Urethane Blog

Edge-Sweets History

Edge-Sweets was nice enough to give out an old book: A Glossary of Urethane Industry Terms at the recent PFA meeting ( in Louisville,

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Benzene Update

US November benzene contracts decrease amid lengthy supply, low demand

Author: Tarun Raizada


HOUSTON (ICIS)–US November benzene contracts settled lower,

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Mattress Imports

US mattress imports fell for 4th month in September

Washington, DC – US mattress imports fell for the fourth straight month in September to 1.37m units,

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Tariff Update

China says it has agreed with U.S. to cancel tariffs in phases


* Tariffs imposed during months-long war to be cancelled in phases

* Commerce ministry spokesman does not specify timetable

* Both sides must simultaneously scrap some tariffs

* Comments follow “serious and constructive”

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Covestro Closes Divestiture

Covestro sells PU business to private equity’s HIG

Simon Robinson
Urethanes Technology International


Covestro AG has completed the sale of its European polyurethane systems house business to a U.S.

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Polytek Obtains Grant for Expansion

Polytek wins Michigan’s help to invest in plant

Comstock Township, Michigan – Polytek Development, which makes polyurethane systems for casting and mould making,

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IMCD Integrates HORN


IMCD Establishes National U.S. Footprint as One Company with Full Integration of HORN



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TDI Update

GCC TDI market still bearish; demand remains soft

Author: Izham Ahmad


SINGAPORE (ICIS)–The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) spot toluene diisocyanate (TDI) import market is expected to remain in a bearish environment in coming weeks with no sign of any improvement in demand to provide relief.

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