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Honeywell Solstice Expansion

Honeywell Expands Baton Rouge Facility

New expansion will double production capacity of low GWP technologies


November 22,

Butanediol Overview

Derivatives compete for US BDO volumes amid persistently snug supply

Author: Antoinette Smith


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Derivative applications are exerting a significant pull on US butanediol (BDO) and in many cases providing better margins than do polyester polyols,

More on BorsodChem FM

MDI: BorsodChem erklärt Force Majeure in Ungarn


Anlagen im ungarischen Kazincbarcika (Foto: BorsodChem)Anlagen im ungarischen Kazincbarcika (Foto: BorsodChem)

Offenbar hat der Isocyanat-Produzent BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika / Ungarn) größere Schwierigkeiten mit der MDI-Erzeugung am ungarischen Standort Kazincbarcika.

Stepan Raising Rigid Polyol Prices

November 19, 2021

Dear Valued Customer:

Effective January 1, 2022, or as contracts allow, Stepan will increase the price for STEPANPOL®
and TERATE® Rigid Polyester Polyols used in the Americas by $0.09 per pound.

Stepan Increases CASE Polyol Prices

November 18, 2021

Dear Valued Customer

Due to the continued escalation of costs to manufacture products including raw materials,

More Info on the Hexion Westlake Deal

Westlake Chemical to acquire Hexion’s epoxy business for $1.2bn

Author: Stefan Baumgarten


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Westlake Chemical has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business for about $1.2bn,

Westlake to Acquire Hexion Epoxy

Westlake to Acquire Hexion’s Global Epoxy Business

Leading global supplier of coatings and composites used in wind turbine blades and automotive structural components to expand Westlake’s chemicals portfolio November 24,

Recticel Update

Independent proxy advisors ISS and Glass Lewis recommend Recticel shareholders vote “FOR” the sale of its Engineered Foams business to Carpenter Co.