PPT Chemical Group and Sinopec have signed an agreement to enable them to both examine the feasibility of an isocyanate production plant, according to the Bangkok post.
Sustainabilty is an increasingly important part of the polyurethane industry. Customers such as IKEA take sustainability very seriously because not only is it environmentally important, but because it helps to give them an edge in the market.
Work done by Green Urethanes of the UK shows that polyurethane foams with permanent flame retardants offer a new way to pass the well-respected Cal 117 flammability standard. This helps to overcome objections to flame retardants which may leave the foam over a period of many years.
Huntsman found itself in a tight spot for MDI in 2013 and was likely to have to go to the merchant market to meet its commitments, said Peter Huntsman, chief executive officer of Huntsman Corp. speaking at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in May 2013.
Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, an automotive seating and components maker, has won a Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award in the Global Value Chain category from Manufacturing Executive, a global association for manufacturing executives.
Era Polymers Pty Ltd has bought Ariel Industries Pty Ltd a fellow Australian polyurethanes systems house.
Lapolla Industries Inc. a global supplier and maker of spray foam insulation, and equipment has formed a partnership with HouzeAdvanced Building Science Inc.
Stepan Company saw sales of $19m for the first three months of 2013, down $3.3m compared with the same period last year.
Plaintiffs in the have hired a top lawyer to help them fight Dow’s attempts to have an earlier verdict struck out
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