Polyurethane production in Japan in May 2018 was 13.1% higher than in May 2017, according to figures from Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Preliminary numbers from Evonik, show the firm made EBITDA of EUR 742m in the first half of the year.
Dow Polyurethanes inaugurated a new systems house at its existing site in China’s Zhangjiagang on July 11.
The FSK, a German foamed plastics association, held the 56th meeting of its polyurethane special interest group at the Dow facility there.
Butian New Materials Technology is planning to set up new facilities for CFC-free blowing agent and related products at its existing site.
Coval has added polyurethane suction pads to its range of materials handling equipment for composites.
Lanxess plans to open a new application development and technical service lab for polyurethane dispersions in Italy.
The US–China trade war continues to hot up, with the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) proposing a further raft of Chinese products on which it plans to charge an additional 10% duty.
More details of the machinery installed at the rigid board panel Isopan expanded here in January has emerged.
FSK, a German foamed plastics association, has published technical data sheets and product descriptions for soft polyurethane foam.