THE URETHANE BLOG

Middle East Update

Mideast chemical supply tight on container shortages, Asian plant shutdowns

Author: Felicia Loo

2021/01/21

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Middle East’s petrochemical markets are facing tight supply,

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BASF Expecting Better Q4

BASF Group releases preliminary figures for fourth quarter of 2020 and full year 2020

Q4 2020:

  • Sales expected to be €15,905 million (Q4 2019: €14,686 million), above the prior-year quarter and above analyst consensus
  • EBIT before special items expected to be €1,113 million (Q4 2019: €842 million),

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PFA Call for Papers

Polyurethane Foam Association Accepting Abstracts For Technical Presentations For May 2021 Meeting

Abstract Deadline March 22, 2021

LOUDON,

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Container Traffic Jam

Inside California’s Colossal Container-Ship Traffic Jam

by Tyler DurdenFriday, Jan 15, 2021 – 14:05

By Greg Miller,

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Covestro Fire Impacts IPDI and HDI

Heavy! Some Products Of Covestro IPDI And HDI Encountered Force Majeure!

[Jan 14, 2021]

Recently, Covestro issued a letter stating that the Leverkusen plant’s isophoron diisocyanat (IPDI) and hexamethylene were caused by an accidental fire caused by Covestro IPDI and HDI in a cooling supplier in a German chemical park.

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Covestro Certification

Covestro : receives ISCC Plus certification for its Antwerp and Uerdingen sites

01/14/2021 | 04:04am EST 14 January 2021 | 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification for its Antwerp and Uerdingen sites Backward-oriented supply chain fulfills high sustainability standard Summary

  • More sustainable polycarbonates and polyurethane raw materials
  • Gradual conversion of production in Europe planned
  • Drop-in solution for customers with constant product quality

Covestro has now received ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its Antwerp and Krefeld-Uerdingen sites.

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Dow Increases Feb Polyol Hike

January 14, 2021

Polyol PRICE INCREASE
Effective February 1, 2021, or as contracts allow, The Dow Chemical Company,

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ASC Board Changes

ASC Announces New Board Officers and Executive Committee for 2021-2022

Published on 2021-01-07. Author : SpecialChem

ASC Announces New Board Officers and Executive Committee for 2021-2022Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces changes in its officers and members of the executive committee for 2021-2022.

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Polycoat Acquires Chemco

Polycoat Products acquires ChemCo Systems

Highlights

• Brings together ChemCo’s high performance epoxies used in construction
and transportation with Polycoat’s leadership capabilities in industrial,

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