There is ‘pretty unequivocal’ evidence that CFC-11 is being used in industrial quantities in north-east China.
Performance, legislation and higher fire-rated product requirements are all driving demand for aromatic polyester polyols, according to IEA consultants.
Polyol supplier Manali had total sales of INR 8.2bn ($118 m) in the 2019 financial year. This is up 6.95% on the 2018 numbers.
Covestro is working with the technical University of Cologne in project into polyurethane dispersions (PUD).
Zhuzhou Times New Material Technology has delivered what it claims is the world’s longest wind turbine blade made with polyurethane.
German polyurethane machinery maker KraussMaffei (KM) is building a new plant in China to double its capacity there.
Polyurethane production in Japan fell by 6.49% in March 2019, compared with a fall of 5.17% in February 2019. This was the fourth consecutive monthly fall in production.
Huntsman launched, Rimline HC+ a two-part product polyurethane system designed to be spray-applied to fiberglass reinforced honeycomb panels.
Mitsui, which has a small diisocyanates business, had total sales of JPY 1482.9bn in 2018 financial year. This is up 11.6% on the 2017 numbers.
Polyol supplier PCC Rokita had total sales of PLN 384.1m in first quarter of 2019 up 6.00% on the equivalent period last year.