High prices for diisocyanates in have benefitted Tosoh between April and December 2017, according to a report in Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review.
Dow Polyurethanes has launched a range of four low-emission styrene-acrylonitrile-containing polyether polyols for flexible foam.
The FSK, Germany’s association of foamed plastics and polyurethane makers, has joined the German Association of Plastics Converters (GKV).
Year-to-date polyurethane production in Japan from January to October 2017 was 163kT, up 12.1%.
MCNS operating profit in 2017 doubled compared to 2016, according to figures released by the joint venture between Korea’s SKC and Japan’s Mitsui.
Huntsman’s leadership changed at midnight on 31 December 2017 as Jon Huntsman stepped down as executive chairman of Huntsman and was replaced by his son Peter.
Mearthane Products, a manufacturer of customised polyurethane components, has purchased Elmco Tool.
German, PU, TPU and PVC wire and cable maker Helukabel has invested over $38 m to increase its global presence in 2017
Rampf Group, which makes polyurethane resins for a range of applications saw sales rise by 10.5% to EUR 169m in 2017, the firm said.
Japan’s Urethane Foam Industry Association said its members are working to eliminate fluorocarbons in rigid foam by March 2019, two years ahead of the mandatory deadline.