The Urethane Blog

Korean PO Capacity Addition Planned

S-Oil commits to new FCC, petchem capacity

25 Sep 2015, 3.12 am GMT

Shanghai, 25 September (Argus) — South Korean refiner S-Oil has made a final commitment to build a 60,000 b/d fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit with associated petrochemical capability,

India Terminates Dumping Duty

India Terminated Anti-dumping Duty on Flexible Slabstocks Polyols from Mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan
2015-09-01    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-On August 30,

BASF Starts MDI Plant in Chinese Interior

BASF starts first MDI production in Chongqing

August 27, 2015 – Chongqing, China – BASF has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly-owned site in Chongqing,

Wanhua PO Update

Wanhua Chemical Succeeded in Trial Running at PO/MTBE Facilities
2015-08-11    [Source:PUdaily]


YantaiPUdaily, Shanghai-Wanhua Chemical has recently succeeded in conducting trial operating at propylene oxide/methyl tert-butyl ether (PO/MTBE) facilities in Yantai,

Chinese PU Market Overview

2015 H1 China PU Foam Market Struggled against Headwinds
2015-08-04    [Source:PUdaily]



PUdaily, Shanghai-According to data released by National Bureau of Statistics on July 15,

Chinese Free Trade Agreements

Increasing Chinese PU Raw Materials Enjoying Zero Tariff under FTA
2015-07-16    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-Currently, China has 19 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs for short) under construction,

Chinese Propylene Oxide Projects

Nanjing Hongbaoli to Build 120 kt/year Propylene Oxide Plant in China
2015-06-26    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-Nanjing Hongbaoli has announced the plan to build propylene oxide (PO) plant in China with capacity of 120,000 tons/year with investment of CNY 500 million by fundraising,

Wanhua Trial Run on New PO Unit

Wanhua Chemical to Finish Pilot Run at PO/Mtbe at End June to Early July
2015-06-10    [Source:PUdaily]



Free Trade Agreement

China, South Korea FTA to Eliminate Tax of Certain PU Raw Materials
2015-06-03    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai-China and South Korea are going to eliminate tax of polyether polyols to zero in 15 years following the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Beijing and Seoul on Monday which is expected to come into effect by end 2015.