The Urethane Blog

Consumer Spending Surge

US: Consumers went on an Unexpected Rampage in January

Dan North | February 17, 2021 The US consumer came roaring back with a vengeance in January as retail sales sky-rocketed 5.3% m/m,

Highlights from Today’s Event

There were many interesting topics in today’s virtual lunch event, including the fact that estimates of total U.S.

Stepan Price Increase

February 15, 2021

Dear Customer:

Effective April 1, 2021, or as contracts allow, Stepan will increase the price for STEPANPOL® and TERATE® Rigid Polyester Polyols used in the Americas by $0.07 per pound.

Gulf Coast Update

US Gulf Coast ice storms cause chems production freeze

Author: Tom Brown


LONDON (ICIS)–An almost unprecedented polar storm sweeping across the US Gulf Coast states has led to shutdowns and production cuts at a swathe of petrochemicals plants and refineries in the area,

Airport Parking

Stunning Images Reveal Massive Commercial Jet Parking Lot Amid Travel Collapse

by Tyler DurdenTuesday, Feb 16, 2021 – 22:10

Pilot and photographer Jassen Todorov captured stunning images of hundreds of commercial jets parked in airfields across the US amid the downturn in air travel thanks to the virus pandemic,

From a Good Source

Today Dow Chemical declared force majeure on propylene oxide and propylene glycol after freezing temperatures led to shutdowns of its plants in Freeport and Plaquemine.