The Urethane Blog

European Propylene Settlement for September

Europe September propylene contract price agreed at a rollover

Author: Nel Weddle


LONDON (ICIS)–The European propylene September contract reference price has been set at €732.50/tonne,

Freight Rates Rise

Quick capacity adjustments and surprisingly robust demand have sent freight rates surging

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, investors and analysts say,

BASF Announces Increases

August 28, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective September 8, 2020 or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all Lupranate® TDI products by $0.10 per pound,

Dow Update on Laura

Dow reports no major damage from Hurricane Laura

Fri August 28, 2020 9:30 AM|Business Wire|About: DOW


Hurricane Laura Assessment

Hurricane Laura may cause up to $12bn in losses – analytical firm

Author: Al Greenwood


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Hurricane Laura likely caused $8bn-12bn in insurable losses to property in Louisiana and Texas,

Huntsman Takes Loss Divesting TiO2 Stake

Remember when ICI convinced Huntsman to buy the TiO2 business and the Wilton cracker in order to obtain the urethanes business back in 1999?

Recticel Results

RecticelPress Release of Recticel – 28 August 2020First half-year 2020 results – Mitigated COVID-19 impact and key strategic moves

  Net sales: from EUR 453.8 million to EUR 374.3 million (-17.5%),

Covid Theft

US Cargo Thefts Erupt As Violent Crime Spreads Across America 

by Tyler Durden Wed, 08/26/2020 – 19:25

The latest trucking news from Overdrive is particularly disturbing,

Durable Goods Orders Rise

U.S. durable-goods orders leap 11.2% in July on strong demand for cars and trucks

Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 9:47 a.m.