Shanghai, China – Shanghai BASF Polyurethane Company (SBPC) started a second environmental assessment in July, 2014 for a 60kT/year TDI expansion
Paris – Faurecia, which makes automotive components including seats, saw first half sales of EUR9.33bn (US$12.5bn) in 2014, up 4% compared with the same period in 2013.
OMS Impianti has come a long way since its foundation in 1969 by two employees from Italian chemicals major Montedison. Now two sons of the owners run the company.
The European Commission has allowed PTT Chemical Group to buy the 49% of Vencorex it did not already own from JV partner Perstorp Holding
Polyurethane additive maker Chemtura reported net sales of $609m (EUR454m) during the second quarter of 2014.
Sustainability is a one of the key demands of customers and regulators of the polyurethane industry in Europe. It was one of the themes at this year’s Europur meeting in Vienna on June 11-13
France has set up Eco-Mobilier to lead a system of furniture recycling which, despite its flaws, is putting pressure on the furniture and polyurethane industry in other EU countries to follow suit.
ICL has developed two halogen-free flame retardants Fyrol HF-9 and Fyrol HF-10 which are designed to work effectively in polyester and polyether foam formulations.
BASF has announced 1% growth in sales for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, on sales of Euro 18.5 bn ($24.9 billion).
Tempur-Sealy stopped production of springs for inner-spring mattresses with sale of the business to Leggett & Platt in a deal announced in early July.