Jon M. Huntsman, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Huntsman Corporation., died on 2 February 2018. He was 80 years old.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties totalling $129,336 against HP Pelzer Systems Automotive which makes automotive parts from polyurethane foam and other materials.
Kingspan has invested $10m to buy a minority stake in Invicara, a building software firm.
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.