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.
BASF has cleaned up a polyether polyol to help automotive seat foamers meet stringent emission requirements.
Covestro saw sales in its polyurethanes business rise 27.5% in the second quarter of 2017, despite a 2.3% fall in volumes, according to its half year report.
China’s energy conglomerate Shenhua Group broke ground on a 400kT/year ethylene glycol plant in Yulin, Shanxi, in June.
Capacity for MDI and PMDI is coming on stream but TDI will be some way off, according to a source close to Sadara, the Aramco Dow Chemical joint venture.
Hennecke has made a high-pressure metering machine available for a joint in-mould painting project with the Kunststoff-Institut Ludenscheid (KIMW).
FoamParter is set to double in size as its parent, Conzzeta, today announced it will buy Otto Bock’s polyurethane business.
Outdoor footwear maker Vaude is using thermoplastic polyurethane made with Reverdia’s biosuccinic acid in its new Skarvan range of outdoor footwear.
Radio Frequency Company has launched a new generation of Macrowave microwave foam driers for glued laminated foam.
Hungarian petrochemical company MOL will use Evonik HPPO technology to produce 200 kT/year propylene oxide,