Two independent bodies have agreed with BASF’s risk assessments of foam produced from contaminated TDI produced between August and September 2017.
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.
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.
Cumulative polyurethane production in Japan in the year to August 2017 was 126.5kT up 11.2% on the 2016 period
Fallout from deliveries of contaminated TDI from BASF saw two mattress firms EVE Sleep and Slientnight in the UK announcing production freezes
Automotive seating company, Grammer said it is likely to miss its expected order intake in its automotive division this year due to the ‘surprising non-commissioning of a major follow-up order,
Stockmeier Urethanes has appointed Ben Blundell as business director for the Americas in cast elastomers, filtration, E&E and subsea.
BASF has admitted to supplying 50 customers in the EMEA with TDI contaminated with dichlorobenzne in August and early September.