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Shell's next wave 09 June 2016 22:23 Source:ICIS Chemical Business Shell’s van’t Hoff sees a revitalisation in the US northeast Alexander Morozov A major highlight at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Annual Meeting was Shell’s announcement that it made a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Sleepwell parent Sheela Foam hires bankers for Rs500 for IPO Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd and ICICI Securities Ltd will manage the process and work has been initiated on the IPO Swaraj Singh Dhanjal Sheela Foam is looking to file IPO... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Captured CO2 to make Ford foam easier on the environment Scott Collie May 18, 2016 Ford wants to cut down on oil use by using captured CO2 in foams and plastics. As emissions regulations get tighter, there's a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
3D Print in Rigid Polyurethane: our RPU CLIP Resin Available for All Posted By Capucine Lonjon on Jun 8, 2016 | 0 Comments One of the five CLIP materials, the Carbon Rigid Polyurethane, is now directly available on our website.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Documentary film “Experiment 150” celebrates premiere - Director Thomas Grube accompanied BASF’s anniversary activities. - Footage shot in 13 cities on four continents. - Premiere on June 24 at the Festival of German Film in Ludwigshafen. For two years, prize... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
European propylene spot price rises to meet contract on supply cuts: market sources London (Platts)--9 Jun 2016 849 am EDT/1249 GMT The European spot price of polymer grade propylene has risen to be assessed at parity with the contract price... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Senate Approves Bill to Overhaul Chemicals Oversight President Obama expected to sign measure into law Aerial photo shows a Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine, La. Dow and other chemical giants welcomed federal legislation as providing a consistent framework to regulat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
New US cracker highlights Shell petchem priority 7 Jun 2016, 6.43 pm GMT London, 7 June (Argus) — Shell said it will prioritise chemicals in its growth strategy for 2020 and beyond, including pushing ahead with a new 1.5mn t/yr... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
30 years of Era Polymers On 12 April 2016 Era Polymers, an Australian owned and operated company specialising in the field of polyurethane chemistry, celebrated its 30th birthday. The company was started in 1986, in a home office, by George... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
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Novomer Announces Successful Commercial-Scale Trials Of Converge® Polyols in Rigid Foams WALTHAM, Mass., June 6, 2016 - Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2),... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
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BASF postpones decision on natural gas-based propylene investment in Freeport, Texas June 6, 2016 Considering the current volatility of raw material prices and the prevailing economic environment, BASF has postponed its final investment decision regarding the construction of a methane-to-propylene... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
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Juno Beach, 2013 and on D-Day 1944 Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
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Stepan Announces Expansion of Poland Polyester Polyol Facility Jun 02, 2016, 16:05 ET from Stepan Company NORTHFIELD, Ill., June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) is pleased to confirm that the expansion of its polyester polyol facility in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Jeff Briney of Innocor Elected to AFPF/CertiPUR-US Board of Directors (Rochester Hill, Mich. June 3, 2016) – The Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, the not-for--profit organization that administers the CertiPUR-US® foam certification program, has elected industry veteran Jeff Briney to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
BASF seeks to raise North American BDO in July 01 June 2016 22:31 Source:ICIS News HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF’s proposal to raise North American butanediol (BDO) prices by 4 cents/lb in July drew the usual responses on Wednesday. A seller – not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Vertellus Specialties Inc. Receives Approval of First Day Motions Ensuring Its Ability to Operate as Usual and Uphold Its Financial Obligations Throughout Sale Process Jun 01, 2016, 19:30 ET from Vertellus Specialties Inc. INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
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Covestro: Asia’s first rotor blade made of polyurethane June 2, 2016 Covestro has now manufactured the first polyurethane rotor blade for wind turbines in Asia. The 37.5 meter-long rotor blade, which is designed for a wind turbine with an output... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Ukraine imposes special duties on imports of polyurethane foam goods for three years by www.interfax.com.ua The interdepartmental commission on international trade, following an investigation initiated on July 3, 2015, on May 26 decided to temporarily introduce special import duties on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Hemlock Semiconductor gets new leader in Dow Corning restructuring By Dominic Adams | dadams5@mlive.com THOMAS TWP, MI – Mark Bassett is the new chairman and CEO of Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. following the restructuring of Dow and Corning Inc. Wednesday June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
3 Appeals Over $151M Poly Foam Antitrust Deal Dropped By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (May 19, 2016, 4:38 PM ET) -- Three of four objectors to the $151.3 million antitrust settlement between a class of consumers and nine flexible... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Corky Carroll: The father of foam, 10 years after the blast May 27, 2016 Updated May 31, 2016 12:38 p.m. John Davis, left, the first captain of the Huntington Beach High School surf team in 1967; and Gordon "Grubby" Clark,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
China's Manufacturing PMI Flat in May 2016-06-01 [Source:Chinadaily] share: Beijing--China's manufacturing sector expansion remained steady in May, official data showed on Wednesday. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for May came in at 50.1, the same as in April, according to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
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Analysis: China's Wanhua eyes opportunity to expand LPG trading Singapore (Platts)--1 Jun 2016 1204 am EDT/404 GMT China's state-run Wanhua Chemical has started to think beyond just running the biggest PDH plant it owns in China's Shandong province and is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Urethane Blog
Sika introduces quick-setting material to secure posts easily Landscapers may want to check out a new product from Sika that is designed to quickly set posts for fences, mailboxes, flags, signs and other non-structural applications. Sika Post Fix is a... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at The Urethane Blog