A new economic report from the American Chemistry Council suggests that withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would create a tariff burden of up to $9 billion on US chemical exports
The UK government is to seek associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) after it leaves the EU.
Huntsman is to acquire spray polyurethane foam insulation specialist Demilec from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners.
A draft screening assessment from Health Canada has concluded that isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), used as a monomer in polyurethane manufacture, poses a low risk of harm.
The Woodbridge Group has formed an equal joint venture with Japan’s Inoac Corporation in north and south America.
Toyota is to put into production a version of the Lexus Sport Yacht that was introduced as a concept in 2017. It features polyurethane resin as a major construction material.
Sinomax, a flexible foam company with operations in China, said its profits for 2017 could be between 47% and 53% less in 2017 than in the 2016 financial year.
Polyol producer PCC Rokita had record sales and earnings before interest and taxation and depreciation in 2017. New and higher added value products helped the numbers.
Albrecht Baumer has launched a new horizontal splitting machine called Split-HD 500.
Autoneum managed to maintain its profitability in 2017, despite it difficult US market and rising material prices.