Sales and margins in BASF’s monomers division, home to its isocyanates business, rose ‘considerably’ in the third quarter of 2017
Although the deal with Clariant is off the table Huntsman could receive payments from the Swiss polymer additives firm, and there are other growth options.
Huntsman’s MDI plants in Caojing, China, Geismar, Louisiana and Rozenburg, the Netherlands ‘are all operating at capacity and have been for the past quarter or so
Skechers, a footwear company, announced record quarterly sales and a new nine-month sales record at its recent quarterly results announcement.
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