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.
Polyols producer Manali saw its revenue fall by INR 225 m ($3.5 m) to INR 3.12 bn in in the first half of 2017 compared with INR 3.33 bn in in the same period in 2016.
Huntsman will use the proceeds of a recent sale of shares in its Venator titanium dioxide business to pay off the last of its senior secured loans.
A combination of direct polyurethane injection moulding and direct-attach capabilities are being used with foot scanning technology to produce individually tailored running shoes by Brooks.
The 2017 Insulation Awards have been cancelled following a SkyNews broadcast about fire safety.
Henkel saw sales reach EUR 2.37 bn in its Adhesive Technologies division in Q3 2017.