Chinese refrigerator maker Frestec resumed production in late August at its plant in Xinxiang, Henan. After experiencing financial difficulties, it was sold to the Chinese home appliance and electronics maker Konka in June.
Trelleborg’s rollers and belts operation has introduced two upgrades to its range of polyurethane coverings for its tissue converting rollers.
State-backed Tianying Petrochemical had a successful trial run on its 150kT/year ethylene glycol plant in August. The trial run first started in March.
A new range of polyols from Hexion is designed to improve fire performance in rigid polyurethane foams compared to more traditional technologies. They are being sold under the brand name Resonance.
Longhua New Material, a maker of flexible, CASE and polymer polyols (POP), showcased its low VOC, low viscosity products at the PU China 2018 show.
The US chemical industry is calling on the Trump administration to remove all chemicals and plastics from the latest list of products on which additional tariffs are being proposed.
China’s Xiangyuan Specialty Fine Chemical is to complete its 16kT/year curative expansion project in Nantong, Jiangsu.
Mark Hesseling has been named president of Acmos Inc, the US-based affiliate of Acmos Chemie. The company’s products include release agents and related process chemicals for the polyurethane industry.
Xuchuan Chemical expects to start up its phase two project for its plant in Suzhou, Jiangsu in 2018.
Recaro Aircraft Seating is planning to start building a new headquarters, convention centre and factory space here in 2019.