The Urethane Blog

Getting Serious

US – Brenntag, a global market leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, has confirmed the possibilities of a mega-merger in global chemical distribution after it held preliminary discussions with Univar Solutions over a potential acquisition.

Stockmeier Urethanes Expanding in Dubai

It‘s official: The fifth location of the STOCKMEIER Urethanes Group with headquarter in Dubai has been

TSCA Price Hikes

Lower Costs

EPA proposes significant increases in fees, summarized in Table 5 of the proposed rule, including:

PMN fee of $45,000 increased from $19,020.

LVE fee of $13,200 increased from $5,590.

EPA-initiated risk evaluation fee of $5,081,000 collectively, increased from $2,560,000.

Test order fee $25,000, increased from $11,650.

Stepan Announces Increases

“Effective January 1, 2023, 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.


Germany’s Brenntag SE is exploring a potential acquisition of US rival Univar Solutions Inc. that would cement its position as the world’s biggest chemical distributor and create a company with more than $30 billion in sales, people familiar with the matter said.

New Home Sales Surge

The magical numbers from NAR showed new home sales rose 7.5% MoM (massively different from the 5.5% decline expected) which leaves new home sales down 5.8% YoY…

Demographic Changes and Growth in the USA

The United States has famously been called a melting pot, due its demographic makeup of various cultures, races, religions, and languages. But what shape does that mixture take? And how has it changed over time?

LyondellBasell Ethylene to Propylene

The potential expansion would involve building a new propylene facility using LyondellBasell’s existing technology to convert ethylene into propylene for use in the production of polypropylene and propylene oxide.

Imports Shifting

The Port of Los Angeles reported yet another month of falling volumes on Tuesday, as the import pendulum continues to swing away from the West Coast and toward container shipping gateways on the East and Gulf coasts.

Remembering Lax Gupta

With heavy hearts, we would like to inform everyone that our owner and founder, Lax Gupta, has passed.