Two independent bodies have agreed with BASF’s risk assessments of foam produced from contaminated TDI produced between August and September 2017.
Derkim Polyurethane Urgut, a Turkish-Uzbek joint venture, has unveiled plans to open a new PU production facility in Urgut, 350 km (190 m) southwest of Tashkent.
FoamPartner lifted a production freeze at the plant here 18 October 2017 after atmospheric tests showed that if dichlorobenzene from contaminated TDI was present it was below the threshold value.
China Healthcare Enterprise Group signed contract in October to acquire an 84% stake in Lanzhou Scisky Healthcare Science and Technology Company
KraussMaffei has introduced three new mix heads allowing polyurethane processors to quickly change colours in coatings, foams and composite systems.
Belgian foamer Recticel confirmed on 19 October that it has restarted production, quarantined and traced foam made with contaminated Lupranate T80 A TDI supplied by BASF.
Unmodified flue gas from steel production is to be used by a new a consortium of 14 partners led by Covestro in an EU Spire project to make rigid polyols.
MOL has signed a technology purchase agreement with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Thailand) for its HPPO propylene oxide project.
BASF said that foam produced from its recent batch of contaminated TDI has produced foams with dichlorobenzene levels ‘clearly below 1ppm’ which it said was the ‘limit for workplace exposure.’
Cumulative polyurethane production in Japan in the year to August 2017 was 126.5kT up 11.2% on the 2016 period