Polyurethane elastane and aramid maker Yantai Tayho Advanced Materials and Wanhua Energy Saving Technology are planning to acquire PU elastane facilities in Midwest China
Covestro is to invest EUR 200m to increase capacity at its Tarragona site to 220 kT/year.
Wanhua Chemical announced on December 6 that its parent company, Wanhua Industrial, is planning ‘separation and overall listing’.
Japan’s Urethane Foam Industry Association said its members are working to eliminate fluorocarbons in rigid foam by March 2019, two years ahead of the mandatory deadline.
Steinhoff International, has received offers for non-core assets and asserted currently ‘there is no evidence… that CFO Ben La Grange had any involvement’ in events leading up to the current financial investigation.
Clariant has launched a dedicated global 3D print business featuring filaments made from thermoplastic polyurethane.
Steinhoff International, a major furniture retailer has delayed its annual results announcement as independent auditors go over its books.
Polyols producer Manali saw its revenue fall by INR 225 m ($3.5 m) to INR 3.12 bn in in the first half of 2017 compared with INR 3.33 bn in in the same period in 2016.
Huntsman will use the proceeds of a recent sale of shares in its Venator titanium dioxide business to pay off the last of its senior secured loans.
Shengxiang Polyurethane Polymer Material is to build a 15kT/year polyurethane flexible foam plant in Meishan, Sichuan province. The project received initial approval by local environmental authorities in November.