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.
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.
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.
Steinhoff International saw a 5.9% fall in like for like sales at its Mattress Firm brand in the US after it broke of a supply deal with Tempur-Sealy.
Tosoh saw MDI shipments increase over the year financial year, which ended in March, but the export price fell because the Yen appreciated
Revenue for Nike rose 6% to $34.4 billion or 8% on a currency neutral basis driven by a 30% increase in digital commerce but margin declined by 1.6% to 44.6%
Sinomax, a Hong Kong based foam manufacturer, has issued a profit warning for the first half of 2017 opened a US plant and signed a manufacturing agreement.