The Urethane Blog

Rhine River Water Issues

Reduced loading rates as Rhine levels dwindle

Author: Tom Brown


LONDON (ICIS)–Falling water levels on key chemicals shipping route the River Rhine have resulted in reduced loading rates for vessels and the prospect of higher transportation costs for materials,

Huntsman Quarterly Results

Huntsman Announces Full Year 2019 Earnings; Another Year of Strong Cash Flow Generation

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Univar Solutions Partners with Olin

Olin, Univar Solutions Sign New U.S. National Distribution Contract for Epoxy Resins

Olin, Univar Solutions Sign New U.S. National Distribution Contract for Epoxy Resins


Following Univar’s acquisition of Nexeo, Olin and the new Univar Solutions have signed a long-term distribution agreement for Olin’s full portfolio of epoxy standard and specialty resins in all 50 U.S.

New Foam Plant in Belarus

Polish investor to start making polyurethane foam in Brest Oblast

An archive photo
An archive photo

BREST, 7 February (BelTA) – The Pinsk City Executive Committee and a Polish investor have signed an agreement of intent to set up an enterprise to make polyurethane foam,

February Benzene Pricing

US February benzene contract price settles 11 cents higher at 264 cents/gal: sources
February 1, 2020

Houston —
The February US benzene contract on Friday settled at 264 cents/gal,

Chinese Chemical Production Cuts

China chemical production curtailed amid Coronavirus restrictions

Author: Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–Disruption in China caused by the coronavirus is hitting domestic chemical production as the Lunar New Year break is extended amid restrictions on movement of goods and people.

Economic Overview

US Jobs Report, Economic Data Quite Strong

February 10 2020

Dan North Chief Economist North America

A few stats to know about the US jobs report for January 2020

The latest US jobs report was very strong,