Sadara confirmed its nameplate 400 kT/year polyols plant started production
Two key designers at Adient discuss how polyurethane will continue to play a role in future car interiors, how designs are changing and what it means for us
Faurecia saw sales up 8.5% to EUR 8.6 bn in the first half of 2017, the company said.
Higher prices for MDI in the second quarter were offset by lower volumes, Huntsman said in late July
Adient, which makes automotive seating and interior components, saw third quarter sales fall 8% to $4 bn from $4.4 bn in the equivalent 2016 quarter but earnings were up.
Price hikes in isocyanates helped the BASF monomer division to 41% sales rise in the first half of 2017, the firm said in its financial statement.
US-based footwear company, Skechers announced net sales of $2 bn, gross profit of $964 m and earnings from operations of $210 m in the first half of 2017.
polyurethane in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow by 4.3%/year to 14.7 MT by 2021, according to data from IAL Consultants.
Ukraine-based machinery maker OSV has opened a new company in Poland to better serve customers in western and central Europe
Autoneum increased sales and local currencies by 4% to CHF 1.17 billion in the first half of 2017, the company said in late July.