The Urethane Blog

Courtroom Update

Withdrawn U.S. court filing indicates Dow settlement talks over $1 billion price-fixing judgment

Dow Chemical Co and plaintiffs that won a $1.06 billion judgment against the company over claims it artificially inflated polyurethane prices indicated in a Supreme Court filing on Monday they were settling the case,

Job Jumping

Falling Job Tenure: It's Not Just about Millennials

The image of a worker in the 1950s is one of a man (for the most part) who plans on spending his entire career with one employer.

Yost Added to Flexible PU Foam Hall of Fame


 Charles A. Yost Inducted Posthumously into
Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame

Early developer of viscoelastic foam becomes 27th honoree


Minnesota FR Update

Minnesota ban on fire retardants would be toughest in nation
Limits on flame-retardant treatments would be most restrictive in nation. 

By Star Tribune
May 12,

Poll Question Contest!

We've been running polls for years, and our fountain of questions is drying up!  Please send us some good poll questions and if your question is selected,

Industrial Development in Louisiana

Ascension Parish economic leaders ear-marking west bank area for heavy industrial development


Site eyed for industrial park

by David J.

Propylene Oxide Train Derails

 Officials lift evacuation following train derailment in Addis

Source: Addis Police Department Source: Addis Police Department


Source: Addis Police Department Source: Addis Police Department


Six Companies Pay to Settle Suit

Polyurethane foam makers pay $275.5 mln to end price-fixing cases
By Jonathan Stempel

May 19 Mohawk Industries Inc and five other companies have agreed to pay a combined $275.5 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to fix prices of polyurethane foam.