The Urethane Blog

Bustynowicz Named President of Everchem Specialty Chemicals

Everchem Specialty Chemicals, a sales and marketing distributor of Urethane, Epoxy, Industrial Chemicals and Energy Curing products, today announced that Walt Bustynowicz has been named President.

Chinese Propylene Oxide Review

China’s total PO output in 2022 hit a record high of 3.76 million tonnes, up 8.7 percent.

Southeast Asia MDI Report

With higher vaccination coverage and loosening pandemic restrictions, most economies in Southeast Asia showed strong recovery momentum in the past year.

Chinese Spandex Update

The COVID-19 pandemic infection peak has been passed in fabric manufacturing bases in Zhejiang and Jiangsu. The worry of production resumption after the Lunar New Year’s (LNY) holiday has been mitigated. Buyers were active in purchasing spandex after the New Year’s Day.

An Entwined World

Chinese yards win nearly 30% of this year’s record orders

Order books for Chinese yards triple as LNG freight soars

Steep learning curves for shipbuilders new to LNG

China needs vessels to ship U.S. LNG for energy security

BASF Yeosu Site Celebration

BASF Korea held a ceremony on September 29th to commemorate 30 years of operations of its Yeosu site. The event looked back at the various milestones of the Yeosu site over the last 30 years and shared the vision for a sustainable future. The event was attended by Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva, President of BASF’s Monomers Division along with executives of major customers and suppliers.

Currency Fluctuations

Japan, China On Edge After Record Dollar Surge Sparks “Explosive” Yen Plunge; China’s Yuan Not Far Behind

by Tyler DurdenWednesday,

Wanhua Cracker Project

  • 25 August, 2022
  • Anna Larionova

Wanhua received regulatory approval for cracker project

Wanhua received regulatory approval for cracker project


Wanhua Results

Wanhua Chemical posts 23% decrease on H1 profit

Wanhua Chemical posts 23% decrease on H1 profit

MOSCOW (MRC) — China’s Wanhua Chemical said on Friday that its net profit in the first half of 2022 dropped by over 23% amid rising feedstock and energy costs,

Chinese Epoxy Update

Epoxy in August Cautiously Optimistic

ECHEMI 2022-08-01

In July, the liquid epoxy resin went down all the way.