The Urethane Blog

Chinese Sourcing Issues

This is from last fall but still applies in places . . .

 

China “EPA” crackdown shuts down tens of thousands of factories… with no end in sight

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Asia Benzene

Asia benzene demand may improve; supply to stay long into H2
07 June 2018 06:50 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Asia’s benzene demand may improve in July-August with the expected restart of downstream plants from turnarounds,

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President Xi Visits Wanhua Chemical

Chinese president urges state-owned enterprises to reform and innovate

China
CGTN

2018-06-14 09:21 GMT+8
Updated 2018-06-14 15:09 GMT+8

 

State-owned enterprises must carry out reforms in order to achieve success,

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Chinese TDI Update from March

TDI Market Keeps Firm in March

Updated: 2018-03-02 14:43 Source: PUWORLD share:

Graph 1: 2016-2018.2 Market Prices of TDI in East China (unit: RMB/ton)

Graph 2: List Prices and Settlement Prices of Some TDI Enterprises during Q1 in 2016-2018

Covestro

(Fixed Pprice)
BASF

List Price
Settlement Price

2016
Jan
11,600-11,700
12,500
11,700-11,800

Feb
11,700
12,500
11,700-11,800

Mar
12,300
12,800
12,200-12,300

2017
Jan
28,000
30,000
28,000

Feb
28,000-33,000
32,000
31,000

Mar
30,500-33,650
36,000
32,000

2018
Jan
38,800
45,000
38,600

Feb
38,800-39,800
45,000
38,800

Mar

46,000

TDI Market Generally Goes Upward during Q1

With the Spring Festival coming to an end,

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TDI Update

Mitsui anticipates TDI demand-supply will move closer to balance outlook in 2018
Updated: 2018-06-20 17:19 Source: Utech-Polyurethane share:

PUWORLD–Tokyo – Japanese chemical company Mitsui Chemicals anticipates that the TDI demand-supply outlook will ease in 2018 compared to 2017.

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NE Asia Propylene Review

Tight NE Asia propylene supply to limit H2 price fluctuations
12 June 2018 07:30 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Tight propylene (C3) supply in northeast Asia amid a heavy turnaround schedule in 2018 will continue supporting regional prices of the material into the second half.

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Chinese Blue Sky Program Update

Kevin Frayer—Getty Images

The China Central Television headquarters seen in two images of the Beijing Central Business District during a heavy sandstorm (left),

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Gas Leak in India

35 hospitalized after gas leak in GNFC’s Dahej plant

TNN | Updated: May 30, 2018, 14:14 IST

Villagers who were affected by the gas leak on TuesdayVillagers who were affected by the gas leak on Tuesday

BHARUCH/SURAT: Gas leak from GNFC’s toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant at Dahej industrial estate created panic among the residents of nearby villages in Bharuch district at around 11 pm on Monday. Read more