Lanxess is building capacity for polyurethane prepolymers here and plans to close its existing production in Claro, 200 km away.
IMA, the Insulation Manufacturers Association has given an unqualified welcome to the report of the Hackitt review of UK building processes.
Russian polyurethane foam producer FoamLine is planning a EUR 34m flexible foam plant and a separate mattress production unit at Kuznetsk in western Russia.
New developments in flame retardants, anti-hydrolysis additives, and prepolymers for elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants will be some of the highlights of Lanxess’ stand at UTECH this year.
TDI production at Gujarat Narmada Valley Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (GNFC) rose by 20% in 2017 and plant utilisation reached 93%.
Haier reported a 30% jump in refrigerator sales last year to CNY 47.1bn ($7.4bn). The business had 32% gross margin, down by 1% from 2016.
Amerityre, which makes polyurethane tyres for industrial applications, experienced a fall in sales of 31% to $934,000 for the third quarter of 2017.
BASF and Huafon Group signed strategic cooperation agreement in May to develop the polyurethane, bio-fibre and elastane markets in China.
Polyurethane spray foam insulation may have helped a house swept away by a flood float across a stormy Canadian lake.
Vita Group is now part of Strategic Venture Partners a privately-owned investment company.