The Urethane Blog

Huntsman Building Solutions Expansion

Huntsman has recently completed a major expansion and enhancement to its Arlington, TX, USA, manufacturing campus. (Source: Huntsman) 02.

Benzene Update

European and American benzene supply will return to normal in the second half of the year to ease the imbalance between supply and demand

Echemi 2021-06-01

After uncharacteristically tense in the first half of the year,

BASF Raising TPU Prices

BASF to increase prices for thermoplastic polyurethane systems in North America

WYANDOTTE, MI, June 3, 2021 – BASF will increase prices for all thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products in North America by $0.35/lb for orders shipping on or after June 15,

Container Ship Costs Spike

“People Are Panicking Now” – Container Ship Charter Rates “Have Gone Out Of Control”

by Tyler DurdenThursday, Jun 03, 2021 –

Stepan Raising Prices

June 1, 2021

Dear Valued Customer

Due to the continued escalation of raw material costs as well as the increases in packaging and
transportation the price of CASE Stepanpol® polyols in the Americas will increase by up to $0.09/lbs
depending on grades.

COIM Acquires Neoflex


Growth at COIM, with the acquisition of Spanish company Neoflex

COIM is the sixth largest Italian chemical group,

COIM Announces Increase

Due to escalating raw material and transportation costs, COIM USA is increasing the selling prices of its Isoexter® aromatic polyester polyols in rigid board applications in the US and Canada by $0.13/lb.

Ransomware is Rampant

JBS Shutters All US Meat Plants As Cyber Attack Jeopardizes Food Supply 

by Tyler DurdenTuesday, Jun 01, 2021 – 07:18 PM

Update (2002 ET): The USDA has released an important update about the Biden administration’s steps to mitigate potential supply constraints and price surges following JBS’

BASF Raising Polyol and TDI Prices

June 1, 2021

Dear Valued Customer,
Effective June 1, 2021 or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all
Lupranate® TDI products by $0.10 per pound,

Michael Heinz to Run BASF Corporation

Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz Takes over as Chairman, CEO of BASF Corporation

On Jun 1, 2021

Michael Heinz takes over as chairman and chief executive officer of BASF Corporation,