Geismar, Louisiana – BASF said it will start building a new 300 kT/year MDI plant here in in early Q2 2018.
Steinhoff International has reported Markus Jooste, its ex German CEO to the South African authorities for a possible breach of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Practices Act 2004.
Graco, a polyurethane spray machinery equipment manufacturer, reported an 11% rise in net sales in 2017 to $1.5bn.
FoamPartner has reorganised its senior management following its purchase of Otto Bock in the second half of 2017.
Adient, which makes automotive seating and interior components, saw Q1 2018 revenue rise by 4% to 4.2bn but made a net loss of $216m in the quarter.
Dow polyurethanes will feature in much of the housing and a number of buildings in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Automotive seating company, Lear had record sales of $20.5 bn in 2017 up 10% on the previous year.
Rampf Eco Solutions and Keil Anlagenbau have built a multi-functional plant making polyols from scrap at a rigid insulation supplier in Dubai.
The Polyurea Development Association Europe held its annual conference in London, near Heathrow Airport in November 2017. Simon Robinson paid a visit.
Autoneum increased sales and local currencies by 2.4% to CHF 2.2 bn in the 2017 financial year, the company said.