The Urethane Blog

BASF Lifts Force Majeure

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Dear Valued Customer,

BASF hereby advises that it is lifting its force majeure declaration for all Lupranate®

monomeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MMDI) based products,

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Benzene Settles Up in May

The May (styrene) increases were on the back of higher feedstock benzene contract prices, which settled at $2.84/gal ($849/mt), up 24-26 cents/gal from April.

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Spot Benzene Prices Fall


European benzene spot prices fall to $110/mt discount to May CP

London (Platts)–18May2015/729 am EDT/1129 GMT


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Isocyanates Update

Chlorine value chain: Isocyanates
01 May 2015 08:20 Source:ICIS Chemical Business


■ 80% of methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) is used in polyurethane (PU) foams.

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May Benzene Settles Higher

May US benzene contract price settles up 24-26 cents to $2.84/gal: sources

Houston (Platts)–30Apr2015/426 pm EDT/2026 GMT


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European Benzene Continues Climb

Europe benzene poised for another triple digit rise in May
29 April 2015 10:52 Source:ICIS News

Expect riseFocus article by Truong Mellor

LONDON (ICIS)–Players in the European benzene market are braced for a significant increase on the May contract settlement later this week,

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Benzene, Toluene Rise

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Rose Again in March After 6-Mo. Decline 9% Month-Over-Month Increase Strongest Gain Since February 2012


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