The Urethane Blog

Lyondell Operations Improving

March 30, 2021
Subject: Propylene Oxide & Derivatives – Force Majeure Event

Dear Valued Customer,

Per the previous letter dated February 16,

Sadara Marketing Changes

Sadara agrees with lenders to reprofile its debt

Ajel News 3 hrs ago a sign above a store © Provided by Ajel News

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) has signed an agreement with agency creditors and commercial lenders to restructure Sadara’s debt.

BASF Increasing TPU Prices

Trade News  |  March 18, 2021

BASF to increase prices for thermoplastic polyurethane systems in North America

WYANDOTTE,

Jim Panetta 1941-2021

It is sad to report the passing of Vincent A. Panetta, one of the original founders of Everchem. Jimmy, as he was known,

Former Foamex Eddystone, PA Site

For you nostalgia fans . . .

From what we found out, a company purchased the site for $15 MM USD last year (Foamex/FXI initially sold it to a metal recycling company for $13 MM in 2010). 

Covestro Recycling Project

Closing the loop for polyurethane mattresses

Covestro: a pioneer in foam recycling and cycle design

  • Innovative process for recovering both core raw materials
  • New pilot plant for chemical recycling put into operation
  • Trailblazer for industrial recycling
  • Co-shaping the circular economy in cooperation with value chain

Covestro has developed an innovative process for the chemical recycling of polyurethane (PU) flexible foam from used mattresses.

Suez Canal Blocked

“Might Take Weeks” – Suez Canal Still Closed As “Enormous Beached Whale” Ship Remains Stuck

by Tyler DurdenThursday, Mar 25,

Covestro Moving to Renewable Power Source

Covestro and ENGIE sign supply agreement for green power in Belgium

The Covestro site in Antwerp is going to cover almost half of its electricity requirements from renewable energy from ENGIE from April 1, 2021. © CovestroThe Covestro site in Antwerp is going to cover almost half of its electricity requirements from renewable energy from ENGIE from April 1,

Herman Miller Update

Soft North American contract furniture market drags Herman Miller sales lower

BY Jayson Bussa Thursday, March 18, 2021 01:37pm

ZEELAND — Office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc.