LyondellBasell’s takeover of A. Schulman is a step closer, after the deal gained antitrust clearance from the European Commission.
Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu – Changhua Chemical Technology started partial operation on its second polyol plant in June.
Footwear sales for the Nike brand were up $1.2 bn or 14% in 2018 compared with 2017. They reached $22.3 bn in 2018.
Mondial Suole has chosen Dow’s Enerlyte polyurethane elastomer to make soles for its iTen range of footwear.
Auto seat maker, Varroc Engineering is floating 20.22 m shares on the Mumbai Stock Exchange raising $287.46 m in an IPO.
The US/China trade situation is becoming more fraught by the day and the polyurethane industry on both sides of the Pacific is becoming increasingly worried by the potential fall-out from a fully-fledged imposition of trade barriers between the two giant trading blocks.
Daniel Meyer was recently appointed to head up the polyurethanes unit at Covestro after many years with the company. He outlined his plans for the business to Simon Robinson.
Covestro is planning to build its own chlorine production plant here, using a homegrown process: oxygen-depolarised cathode technology.
Spray polyurethane foam from BASF has been used to renovate a critical care centre at one of the city’s major teaching hospitals.
Chinese president Xi Jinping visited Wanhua’s site in Yantai, Shandong on June 13 during a tour of the province.