The Urethane Blog

Bustynowicz Named President of Everchem Specialty Chemicals

Everchem Specialty Chemicals, a sales and marketing distributor of Urethane, Epoxy, Industrial Chemicals and Energy Curing products, today announced that Walt Bustynowicz has been named President.

German Energy Costs

which according to Reuters found that German industry is set to pay about 40% more for energy in 2023 than in 2021, before the energy crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Housing Starts

US Housing starts plunged 8.1% MoM in September (worse than the -7.2% expected), but the forward-looking permits unexpectedly rose 1.4% MoM (-0.8% MoM exp) and August was revised to a slightly smaller drop.

Chinese Adipic Acid Podcast

Asia ADA markets face supply uncertainty amid China’s dual control policy

Author: Jasmine Khoo


SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Asia’s adipic acid (ADA) markets face supply uncertainty amid operating rate cuts in China due to the dual control policy.

Fire in Shanghai

There are reports of a large fire at a Shanghai Port Dangerous Goods warehouse. This will impact shipments out of China.

Exterior Insulation Primer

Exterior Foam Insulation: Problems and Solutions

For a successful outcome, builders need to pay strict attention to air-sealing, water and moisture management,

Propylene Flat in Europe


Northwest European propylene contract settled at Eur1,032/mt, rolled over from June

London (Platts)–29 Jun 2018 543 am EDT/943 GMT


U.S. Vehicle Sales