The Urethane Blog

Dow Declares Force Majeure on MDI

July 16, 2018

Notification of Force Majeure for Dow Polyurethanes MDI Products

Dear Valued Customer:

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that,

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Chinese TDI Export Flow

Three Charts Show China’s TDI Exports and How They Went in 2017

2018-07-12    [Source:PUdaily]

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PUdaily, Shanghai–China’s TDI exports totaled 124,000 tons in 2017,

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Propylene Overview

US propylene market to remain volatile through 2018
12 July 2018 18:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene supply may remain snug despite newly built capacity,

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BASF Ludwigshafen TDI Update

BASF testet erneut TDI-Anlage in Ludwigshafen

Dreieinhalb Jahre nach dem geplanten Start ein neuer Vorstoß: Wie der Chemiekonzern BASF mitteilt,

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More on Tariffs

Latest $200bn US tariff proposal includes many Chinese chems
11 July 2018 22:46 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Several chemicals are included in the $200bn worth of tariffs that the US may impose on Chinese imports in the latest escalation of the trade war between the two countries.

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Additional Tariffs Proposed

Trump targets $200B more Chinese goods for tariffs

07/10/2018 06:45 PM EDT

Updated 07/10/2018 08:21 PM EDT

See the list here:  https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf

The Trump administration escalated a mounting trade war with China on Tuesday by publishing a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that it proposes to hit with an additional 10 percent tariff.

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Producer Price Index on the Rise

Producer prices rose in June, leading to the biggest annual increase in 6 1/2 years

  • U.S. producer prices increased slightly more than expected in June amid gains in the cost of services and motor vehicles.

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CFC-11 Investigation

CFC-11 illegal production and use in China: Blowing It

9th July, 2018

In the wake of startling evidence of unexplained emissions of the ozone-destroying chemical CFC-11 in the atmosphere,

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