The Urethane Blog

Container Traffic Jam

Inside California’s Colossal Container-Ship Traffic Jam

by Tyler DurdenFriday, Jan 15, 2021 – 14:05

By Greg Miller,

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Covestro Fire Impacts IPDI and HDI

Heavy! Some Products Of Covestro IPDI And HDI Encountered Force Majeure!

[Jan 14, 2021]

Recently, Covestro issued a letter stating that the Leverkusen plant’s isophoron diisocyanat (IPDI) and hexamethylene were caused by an accidental fire caused by Covestro IPDI and HDI in a cooling supplier in a German chemical park.

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Covestro Certification

Covestro : receives ISCC Plus certification for its Antwerp and Uerdingen sites

01/14/2021 | 04:04am EST 14 January 2021 | 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Antwerp and Uerdingen sites Backward-oriented supply chain fulfills high sustainability standard Summary

  • More sustainable polycarbonates and polyurethane raw materials
  • Gradual conversion of production in Europe planned
  • Drop-in solution for customers with constant product quality

Covestro has now received ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its Antwerp and Krefeld-Uerdingen sites.

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Dow Increases Feb Polyol Hike

January 14, 2021

Effective February 1, 2021, or as contracts allow, The Dow Chemical Company,

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ASC Board Changes

ASC Announces New Board Officers and Executive Committee for 2021-2022

Published on 2021-01-07. Author : SpecialChem

ASC Announces New Board Officers and Executive Committee for 2021-2022Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces changes in its officers and members of the executive committee for 2021-2022.

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Polycoat Acquires Chemco

Polycoat Products acquires ChemCo Systems


• Brings together ChemCo’s high performance epoxies used in construction
and transportation with Polycoat’s leadership capabilities in industrial,

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Truck Orders Surge

December Class 8 Truck Orders Are The Fourth Highest In History

by Tyler DurdenWednesday, Jan 13, 2021 – 5:35

Class 8 truck net new orders in December were the fourth highest in history at 50,900 units,

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Asian Propylene Update

Asian propylene-naphtha spread crunches to 4-month low on naphtha upswing


Naphtha prices rise on robust demand, crude uptick

Propylene prices weaken as buyers retreat

Singapore — Asian naphtha prices strengthening to an almost 12-month high as propylene prices weaken has narrowed the propylene-naphtha spread to a four-month low,

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Middle East Urethanes Update

Mixed chemical supply outlook as trade flow pattern enhances in Mideast

Author: Felicia Loo


With new supply capacity set to be installed in China,

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PPG to Acquire Versaflex

PPG to Acquire Coatings Manufacturer VersaFlex

January 05, 2021

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire VersaFlex,

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