THE URETHANE BLOG

Purple Expands in GA

Georgia Governor Kemp Announces Purple Innovation — Creator of the Purple® Mattress — To More Than Double Company Workforce In Mcdonough, Ga., Read more

More Congestion

Union Pacific Halts Shipments From West Coast To Chicago To Ease “Significant Congestion”

by Tyler DurdenFriday, Jul 16, 2021 –

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Port of L.A. Update

Los Angeles port braces for Yantian catch-up, peak season combo

Port expects to handle record-shattering 10.5M TEUs of cargo this year

Greg Miller,

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Casper and Bed Bath and Beyond

Casper and Bed Bath & Beyond Announce National Partnership Bringing Together the Experts in Sleep

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Redesigned and Soon-to-Reopen Flagship Store in NYC to Include a One-of-a-Kind Branded Shop by Casper

July 15,

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Inflation

“I’m Not Seeing This As Transitory”: Paint Supplier PPG Raises Prices For Second Time This Year Due To “Obvious” Inflation

by Tyler DurdenMonday,

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BASF Raises Q2 Expectations

BASF Group releases preliminary figures for the second quarter of 2021 and increases forecast for full year 2021

Q2 2021:

  • Sales expected to be €19,753 million
    (Q2 2020: €12,680 million)
  • EBIT before special items expected to be €2,355 million
    (Q2 2020: €226 million)
  • EBIT expected to be €2,316 million
    (Q2 2020: €59 million)

Outlook 2021:

  • Sales expected between €74 billion and €77 billion
    (previous outlook 2021: €68 billion to €71 billion)
  • EBIT before special items expected between €7.0 billion and €7.5 billion
    (previous outlook 2021: €5.0 billion to €5.8 billion)

Ludwigshafen – July 9,

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BASF Increases Systems Prices

BASF to increase prices for polyurethane systems products in North America

WYANDOTTE, MI, July 7, 2021 – BASF will increase prices for polyurethane systems products in North America by $0.10/lb for orders shipping on or after July 15,

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BASF TDI Update

From Europe:

Polyurethane: BASF’s TDI plant in Ludwigshafen is back in operation – 06/30/2021

As was learned upon request,

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