Huntsman has announced plans to build a systems house in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone to open in the second half of 2019.
KraussMaffei outlined a multi-component mix-head which is efficient for large or small colour quantities in Munich.
Speciality polyol company, COIM has bought 50% of Austria’s Atmosa to secure supplies of phthalic anhydride (PA).
Control of Grammer, an automotive interiors company, looks likely to change following the announcement for publicly listed shares in the firm.
The new shareholder at Hyma, a Danish machinery company, aims to extend the reach of Hyma machinery further into Africa and Brazil.
Belgium’s Recticel has announced it is expanding its presence in the space industry with the contract to produce PU foam components for Elon Musk’s rockets and spacecraft maker Space X.
Wanhua’s proposed take over of its controlling shareholder Wanhua Chemical Industry (WCI) is being scrutinised by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Dow Polyurethanes is on the hunt for systems houses that fit with its strategy in higher added value markets segments.
‘India Needs an MDI plant in the next five years. It is something we would seriously consider,’ said Tony Hankins, vice president, polyurethanes, Huntsman.
China’s largest polyurethane surfactant maker Jiangsu Maysta Chemical reported CNY 51m ($8m) net profit in 2017, down by 26% from 2016. Revenue rose 7% to CNY 301m.