The Urethane Blog

Furniture Overview

Eager furniture buyers face long delays because of supply chain issues, shortage of chemical used to make cushion foam

Updated 5:30 AM;

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More Logistics Info

This Could Be The Hottest Summer Ever… For Freight

by Tyler DurdenSunday, Apr 11, 2021 – 03:00 PM

By Zach Strickland of FreightWaves,

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Inflation Pressure

Producer Prices Blow Out

by Wolf Richter • Apr 9, 2021 • 

And companies have been reporting that they’re able to pass on those surging costs.

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PFA Spring Meeting

Polyurethane Foam Association To Offer “Hybrid” Meeting Format
For Spring

The May 26-27 Meeting Will Be Held Live in St.

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Foam News

Foam shortage explained; the end may be near

Posted by Robert Dalheim April 01, 2021 | 12:13 pm EDT

  Industrial chemical maker EverChem Specialty Chemicals has explained the foam shortage currently affecting the furniture industry in a blog post.  

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Suez Canal Blocked

“Might Take Weeks” – Suez Canal Still Closed As “Enormous Beached Whale” Ship Remains Stuck

by Tyler DurdenThursday, Mar 25,

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Gulf Coast Update

Post-freeze US petrochemical restarts progressing

Houston — Most US Gulf Coast petrochemical plants that were shut when sustained sub-freezing temperatures hit the region in mid-February have resumed operations or expect to restart by the end of March.

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Freight Update

Freight costs likely to keep rising amid increased demand, driver shortage

Author: Adam Yanelli


HOUSTON (ICIS)–The trends of rising freight costs and longer lead times for trucks are likely to continue as the trucking industry faces familiar obstacles – plenty of material to be moved and a shortage of drivers to move it.

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