The Urethane Blog

Hurricane Nicholas Overview

Minimal impact to plant ops after Nicholas arrives as Category 1 hurricane

Author: Adam Yanelli

2021/09/14

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Refineries and chemical plants in the US Gulf appeared to have sustained minimal damage as Hurricane Nicholas made landfall late Monday night as a category 1 storm near Matagorda,

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Houston Port Update

Port Houston to close terminals to prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

Flash flooding, storm surge, tornadoes possible across Texas Gulf Coast

Noi MahoneyMonday,

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Hurricane Nicholas Update

Tropical Storm Nicholas could strengthen into hurricane before reaching Texas coast

Author: Janet Miranda

2021/09/13

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to strengthen as it moves towards the Texas coast and could be near hurricane strength before reaching the Texas coast late Monday,

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European BDO Update

Europe BDO market to be defined by self-sufficiency, tightness in 2022

Author: Nick Cleeve

2021/09/07

LONDON (ICIS)–The European butanediol (BDO) market has changed radically during 2021,

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Another Acquisition for Polytek

Arsenal’s Polytek Acquires Specialty Resin & Chemical

Easton, PA & Dowagiac, MI – September 7, 2021 – Polytek® Development Corp. (“Polytek”), Read more

Coatings Overview Post Ida

Sherwin-Williams, PPG profit warnings highlight raw material challenges, Ida impact on coatings

Author: Joseph Chang

2021/09/08

NEW YORK (ICIS)–Earnings warnings from US-based coatings companies Sherwin-Williams and PPG are shining a brighter spotlight on raw material cost inflation and supply chain challenges,

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Explosion at Siltech Plant

Horrible news . . .

One dead, one injured in chemical plant explosion in Toronto’s east end

TORONTO — One person has died and another was in life-threatening condition after an explosion at a chemical plant,

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IDA Update

US Gulf oil, natgas output begins to recover after Ida

Author: Janet Miranda

2021/09/07

HOUSTON (ICIS)–More than a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall,

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