Applications in fitness and sports sectors showed the fastest growth in Huafon Group’s new materials unit last year.
Huntsman Corporation’s polyurethanes division is to expand its footprint in South America, with the commercial registration of a business in Chile. Huntsman (Chile) is based in Santiago de Chile
Coim USA has broken ground on an expansion at its facility in New Jersey. The West Deptford plant produces specialty chemicals for the polyurethane market.
Boss Snowplow is now offering polyurethane cutting edges for its XT range V-ploughs to improve efficiency. The snow ploughs are newly available in stainless steel, and optional stainless steel plough wings can be added.
Local alkyd resin and paint maker Hitech has started making polyurethane systems.
Sustainable chemicals maker BioAmber of has been unable to find a buyer for its assets and is seeking court approval to liquidate.
Morgenthaler Private Equity has acquired mould-maker Alumilite, and will merge it into one of the companies already in its portfolio, Polytek.
Rogers has acquired Griswold, a manufacturer of custom-engineered cellular elastomer and high-performance polyurethane products.
Adient, which makes automotive seating and interior components, saw third 2017 quarter sales rise 12 % to $4.5 bn from $4 bn in the equivalent 2017 quarter, but earnings were down.
Sales in BASF’s chemicals segment, which includes diisocyanates were up 3% in the first half of 2018 at EUR 4.1bn.