Polyurethane production in Japan rose by 0.8% in May 2019, compared with a rise of 1.4% in April 2019. This was the second month of production growth since November 2018.
Light vehicle production in India was 309 thousand units in May 2019. This is a 19.0% fall compared with May 2018
China has a new polyurethane foam insulation designed to reduce propellant evaporation in cryogenic rockets.
Arpadis has won a contract to distribute Tetrasapatic polyaspartic amines for the polyurea industry in Europe and the middle east.
New presidents have been elected at three of Europe’s key associations for rigid polyurethane foam.
Automotive retail sales in the US are likely to be 1.1 m units in in June 2019. This is a 2.9% fall compared with June 2018
Details of the three Manali subsidiaries, Notedome, Amchem UK and Amchem Singapore, have become public in the company’s annual report for 2018.
Lanxess has developed a grade of hot-cast polyurethanes based on p-phenylene diisocyanate (pPDI). Low-hysteresis tyres made from the material are finding a home in amusement parks.
Car production in China was 1.47 m units in May 2019. This is a 23.0% fall compared with May 2018, according to consultants LMC Automotive.
Woodbridge, a key supplier of automotive foam, will spend C$ 100m ($76 m) on a modernisation project.