The British Rigid Urethane Manufacturers Association (BRUFMA) has changed its name to the Insulation Manufacturers’ Association (IMA).
Sales at Japanese MDI producer Tosoh, grew by 16% in the first half of 2017
Covestro has started producing aqueous polyurethane dispersions at its Dormagen, Germany and is increasing volume in Barcelona
Consolidated sales at Sheela Foam rose by 8.6% to INR 9.44 bn ($ 146 m) in the first half of its 2018 financial year.
Blowing-agent company Chemours saw sales in its fluoropolymer segment rise to $ 637 m in the third quarter of 2017 up 7.7%
Cangzhou Dahua had over ten-fold growth in its net profit over the first nine months of 2017 compared with the first nine months of 2016.
Adient, which makes automotive seating and interior components, saw full year 2017 earnings fall by $500m to $16.2 bn compared with 2016. However, earnings before interest and tax in 2017 was $1.1bn, compared with $399m in 2016.
Tempur Sealy International saw a 12.9% fall in sales during the third quarter of 2017 to $ 725 m due to hurricanes and the termination of an agreement with Steinhoff’s subsidiary bedding retailer Mattress Firm.
Wanhua filed regulatory application in October for new ethylene and other feedstock facilities for its integrated polyurethane project
Autoneum, a Swiss car seat and interiors firm has opened the first of four new plants in China to meet growing demand.