The Urethane Blog

PO Prices Rising in China Dragging Polyol Along for the Ride

In February, multiple PO facilities in China experienced overhauls, technical transformation, or output reduction, including Jishen Chemical, Qixiang Tengda, Yida Chemical, Satellite Chemical, Sinopec Tianjin, Sinopec Zhenhai, etc., involving a total capacity of 1.69 mtpa.

Univar Solutions Going Private

Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar
Solutions” or the “Company”) and Apollo (NYSE: APO) announced today that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo
(the “Apollo Funds”) have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the Company in an all-cash
transaction that values the Company at an enterprise value of approximately $8.1 billion.

We Asked ChatGPT About Spray Foam

“…If you are considering upgrading your home or business’s insulation, spray foam may be an excellent choice for you…”

The Great Metropolis

The United States has the largest GDP in the world in nominal terms, and urban areas are a major contributor to the country’s economic might. In fact, metropolitan areas account for roughly 90% of U.S. economic output.

Herman Stone

Herman Stone, whose Jewish family fled Germany when he was 14 years old in 1939, adapted swiftly to American life. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Ohio State University and worked as a researcher for U.S. chemical companies.

STOCKMEIER Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Labels

“As a commitment to our goal of minimizing environmental and social impacts through the utilization of sustainable chemistry and solutions, we are continually looking for ways to incorporate renewable materials while meeting or exceeding the demands of markets and applications,”

Accident Impacts Chinese MDI Production

Due to the unexpected explosion, BASF Chongqing’s MDI facility, which was originally scheduled to restart this week, cannot redetermine the restart schedule.

European Polyol Update

As per the data sources, Polyol prices have consistently decreased in the European region from the beginning of 2023.