Jiahua Chemicals plans to run its its 120kT/year polyether polyol project in Shanghai at close to nameplate capacity by the end of this year
Rigid polyol maker Hongbaoli plans to expand its polyol capacity after its 120kT/year propylene oxide plant starts operation, expected in later 2017 or early 2018.
China’s largest PU elastane maker Huafon, with other businesses in shoe sole and leather resins, insulation materials and TPU, debuted the UTECH Asia event this year
Liming Chemical Research and Design Institute, a maker of PU systems, elastomers and adhesives for targeting the auto sector, has been broadening its portfolio with more low VOC products
Fangda Jinhua Chemical Technology has been rejigging its product structure to focus on polyols after it changed from a state-owned enterprise to a private company
Wanhua Chemical plans to set up a financial subsidiary with CNY 1bn ($149 m) registered capital,
Zhejiang Huafon Spandex plans to build a 60kT/year differentiated polyurethane elastane project.
China’s polyol and fertilizer maker Shandong Hualu-Hengsheng Chemical announced on 30 April it is to start a 500kT/year ethylene glycol (EG) project, pending regulatory approval.
China’s compound polyurethane adhesives maker Comens New Material reported a 51% jump in net profit to CNY 17m ($2.6m) in Q1 2016.
Covestro signed contract with UK’s subsea cable maker Tekmar Energy in June to jointly develop cable protection systems (CPS) using polyurethane elastomers for China’s offshore wind farms.