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Huntsman announced the opening of its new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. Situated within the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (JAFZA), the purpose-built facility strengthens the company's downstream capabilities in the Middle East and North Africa – increasing its capacity to produce polyurethane systems and polyester polyols for customers across the region.

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The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has received commitments from 102 chemical manufacturers to reevaluate the safety data in previously submitted REACH registration dossiers.

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Saudi Aramco and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding a proposed investment in the Oil to Chemicals (O2C) division comprising the refining, petrochemicals and fuels marketing businesses of RIL. Saudi Aramco’s potential 20 % stake is based upon an enterprise value of USD 75 billion for the O2C division. According to RIL, this would be one of the largest foreign investments ever made in India.

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The K 2019 trade fair for plastics and rubber will take place from 16 – 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, where the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association will shine the spotlight on the recycling sector and show how closed loops can work effectively. A series of interviews is shedding light on why it is doing this and the significance of the "Circular Economy" for member companies of the association. In this interview, Alfred Stern, CEO of Borealis AG, will talk about his views on the subject.

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Europur, the European association of flexible polyurethane foam blocks manufacturers, announced that it will participate at Foam Expo Europe 2019, taking place from 10 – 12 September 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. has certified two process residue streams, olefins and saturated heavy methyl esters, produced at its Gresik, Indonesia, biorefinery as process residue under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) EU system.

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IAL Consultants has published the eighth edition of its report on the markets for polyurethane chemicals and products in Asia Pacific. This study updates and expands upon the information included in the previous study published in 2017. It contains both PU product production and raw material consumption figures, with 2018 as the base year and market forecasts provided to 2023. The data in this eight-volume report includes raw material consumption by product type, by region, by country and by major end-use industry. The Raw Materials volume contains supply and demand data for all of the major polyurethane raw material types. The Major End-Use Markets volume contains an overview of the markets for PU products and a summary of trends and drivers.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announced Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond Football Helmet Liner and Dow Aquachill Cool Coating for Comfier Bedding as the finalists for the 2019 Polyurethane Innovation Award.

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The K 2019 trade fair for plastics and rubber will take place from 16 – 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, where the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association will shine the spotlight on the recycling sector and show how closed loops can work effectively.

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The Australian company Era Polymers announced a new partnership with Summers Equipment Inc., a manufacturer of material processing equipment. Effective immediately, Era Polymers is the exclusive agent for the Summers Equipment range of machines produced in Canada.

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