Jared Blum, president of the The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) for 26 years, has announced he will stand down.
A number of workers and plant personnel are said to be injured or missing after a large fire broke out at BASF’s facility in Ludwigshafen.
More than 150 countries have reached a deal to phase out gases that are making global warming worse.
Covestro will showcase its waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology Insqin at K2016 in Dusseldorf.
BMW and PUMA have jointly launched a running shoe inspired by a 2008 concept car called the BMW GINA Light Visionary Model.
Gelest’s new Sivate A200 activated acrylate functional silane can be used as an adhesion promoter for high-speed UV acrylated urethane cure systems, according to the firm.
BASF’s preliminary sales figures for Q3 2016 were reported as EUR 14bn, a fall of 19.6% compared to sales of EUR 17.4bn in Q3 2015.
Materials manufacturer Covestro has been recognised by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) for its use of CO2 in plastics production.
Amerityre reported sales of $3.7m in the year to June 30 2016, 21% less than the $4.7m reported during the firm’s prior year trading.
Tosoh has announced plans for a new YEN 45bn R&D centre in Yokkaichi – 50km south west of Nagoya.