The synthetic leather market is dominated by polyurethane coating products and these are increasingly moving towards water-based systems. Jane Ho visited Covestro in Shanghai and found out more.
Set up in 2013, silicone surfactants maker 3W Materials has been expanding its portfolio to cover polyether polyols.
A US-China Building Energy Efficiency Fund is being set up by companies from both countries, according to an announcement on China’s central government’s website.
Connell Group signed agreement with local authorities on 5 August to build its 800kT/year MDI project in Cangzhou Coastal-Port Economic & Technological Development Zone in Hebei
BASF inaugurated its wholly-owned 400kT/year MDI project in Chongqing on 19 September.
China’s maker of PU system and insulation materials Hongbaoli saw its total revenue drop by 10% to RMB978m ($153m) in H1 2015, and reported a 41% decrease in insulation materials sales to RMB5m with China’s lukewarm real estate market.
China’s domestic refrigerator market is a big customer of the polyurethane industry. Jane Ho, takes a snapshot of the market
Shanghai Longgan Polymers started production of two new series of silicone surfactants in May,
Dow Chemical saw $6bn PU business sales last year and finds great potential in the Asia Pacific region, according to its press conference held on 1 September in Guangzhou.
NC machinery maker Nantong Healthcare Machinery (NHM) developed China’s first roll coater for waterbased adhesives in 2014, the company told UTECH-polyurethane.com in an exclusive interview at UTECH Asia/PU China 2015.