Sheela Foam, a flexible foam maker listed in Mumbai, had sales of INR 5bn ($70 m)the first quarter of 2019. EBITDA across the business rose 21.6%.
Manali Petrochemicals, which makes polyols and owns system house Notedome, suffered a 21% fall in EBITDA in the first quarter of 2019.
Adient, which makes car seats and interiors, had sales of $4.2 bn the third quarter of 2019. This is lower by 6% than the same period in 2018.
China’s mattress makers may be routing products through third countries to avoid US import tariffs which can be up to 1732% on finished mattresses from China.
Japanese polyurethane raw materials maker, Mitsui generated sales of JPY 342bn ($3.1bn) in first quarter of 2019. This is down 3.9% on the equivalent period last year.
China’s Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical licenses HPPO technology from Evonik and ThyssenKrupp for a HPPO propylene oxide project.
Evonik had sales of EUR 6.6bn the first half of 2019. This is lower by 1% than the same period in 2018.
China made 1.9m passenger vehicles in June 2019. This is a 17.0% fall compared with June 2018, according to consultants LMC Automotive.
Tempur Sealy, which makes polyurethane foam and conventional mattresses, had sales up 9% at $1.41 bn the first half of 2019.
Sales and Adjusted EBITDA are unchanged at Lanxess in the first half of 2019 compared with the first half of 2018