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POLYURETHANE MARKET
Asia-Pacific PU production to grow 4% per year following 2020 dip / Covid-19 impact strongest for flexible foams / IAL Consultants report
27.04.2021
COVESTRO
Piloting of PU foam recycling process / Development of intelligent sorting system / Part of European “PUReSmart” project
09.04.2021
PLIXXENT
Acquisition of UK polyurethane specialist MRi Polytech
08.04.2021
REPSOL
Plans of Spain's first PU foam recycling plant at Puertollano / Verification by Volkswagen of emissions tests on car parts
30.03.2021
MOL
Polyol plant start-up delayed / 2020 earnings down sharply / Profits expected to rise 10% in 2021 / Downstream expansions planned
10.03.2021
RAW MATERIALS
More European processing groups warn of resin shortages / Shops set to cut production, delay deliveries of finished products
08.03.2021
PLASTICS PROCESSING / RAW MATERIAL MARKETS
Hand-wringing everywhere / Processors' associations react with concern: “Don't leave us hanging!” / Restrictions likely to continue well into April / Calmer price situation first expected at year's end
05.03.2021
POLYURETHANE FOAM
Raw material supply “critical” / Scarcity to continue
04.03.2021
COVESTRO
Stake in Dubai systems house JV sold to co-owner Pearl
04.03.2021
POLYURETHANE
Maintenance at BASF and Sadara in March / Tight availability narrowed further
26.02.2021
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Outage of Celanese's acetic-acid plant in the US / Europe dependent on imports
05.02.2021
STEPAN
Acquisition of Invista's aromatic polyester polyols
05.02.2021
COVESTRO
Receipt of first shipment of sustainable benzene from Total / Plans to make aniline for MDI production
03.02.2021
COVESTRO
MDI production at Tarragona not affected by fire
01.02.2021
BASF
Subsidiary BTC Europe takes over PU distribution / Competition for US distributor Univar
28.01.2021
BASF
New technical development centre opens in Thailand
15.01.2021
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Styrenics: Ineos declares force majeure on ACN in Germany
14.12.2020
MOMENTIVE
More capacity for PU flexible foam additives in Italy
25.11.2020
HUNTSMAN
New plant for aromatic polyester polyols dedicated in Taiwan
04.11.2020
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
TDI: Covestro restarts Dormagen plant / Force majeure still in effect
26.10.2020
DOW
Group to slim down even more / Fewer investments / Sale of tank farms and railway lines
23.10.2020
POLYURETHANE
Bottlenecks spur price hikes for isocyanates and polyol precursors in US / Upward pressure expected in Europe
21.10.2020
POLYURETHANE
Supply situation for TDI and polyols critical / “Tremendous procurement problems” for processors / Hardly any imports due to shutdowns of US plants
20.10.2020
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
TDI: Covestro declares force majeure from Dormagen / BASF outage ongoing
15.10.2020
POLYURETHANE MARKET
EMEA production to fall nearly 16% this year / Fastest growth expected in Central Europe / IAL Consultants study
07.10.2020
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