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For K 2019, Messe Düsseldorf, in cooperation with the elastomer specialists of DR. GUPTA VERLAGS GMBH have published again the official RUBBER & TPE POCKET GUIDE. It is a free of charge and neutral listing of suppliers of elastomer-specific products and services at K 2019.

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Together with seven other companies of the recently founded value balancing alliance e. V., based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, BASF intends to develop a standard to makes the value creation of companies for society measurable and comparable in environmental, human, social, and financial terms.

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Zsolt Hernádi, Chairman and C-CEO of Mol Group, Dr. Sami Pelkonen, CEO Chemical & Process Technologies at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Ferenc Koncz, Member of the Hungarian Parliament, and Mihály Varga, Finance Minister, took part in the foundation stone laying ceremony. (Source: Mol Group)

thyssenkrupp is building an integrated chemical complex in Hungary. The foundation stone for the polyether polyol production facility was laid on 27 September 2019 in Tiszaújváros. The oil and gas company Mol Group is investing a total of EUR 1.2 billion in the new plant complex. It is expected to be commissioned in 2021 and will produce around 200,000 t/y of polyols. The facility will produce polyether polyols using the HPPO process (propylene oxide from hydrogen peroxide) developed by thyssenkrupp and Evonik.

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Saip announced that it will be attending the 4th National Conference of Rigid Polyurethane Foam of the ANPE – National Association of Rigid Polyurethane Foam, which will take place on 10 October 2019 at the NH Collection Convention Center in Rome, Italy.

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Dow announced the launch of its V Plus Perform (VPP) Alliance Program. According to the company, bringing together technical and market expertise from across the value chain, the programme supports key stakeholders and specifiers in responding to the industry’s needs for more sustainable and energy efficient buildings, an area where envelope insulation innovation plays a critical role.

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According to Covestro, transitioning from a linear economy to a more circular economy is critical in order to further advance sustainable business practices. At the CPI 2019 Polyurethanes Technical Conference on 7 – 9 October 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA, the company is discussing the strides it is taking to support a circular economy, the challenges that remain, and the path forward.

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Huntsman's Polyurethanes division is promoting its MDI-based systems innovations at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) 2019 Technical Conference, 7 – 9 October 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL, USA.

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Emery Oleochemicals, a natural-based speciality chemicals manufacturer, announced that its Eco-Friendly Polyols business platform will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of Emerox polyols at the CPI 2019 Polyurethanes Technical Conference being held from 7 – 9 October 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA.

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Songwon International-Americas, Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with a new distribution network in the USA, which includes Trans Western Chemicals (west coast), Chem-Materials (mid-west/southeast) and Callahan Chemical Company (northeast). Now fully operational, the network is supplying Songwon’s complete line of UV absorbers, HALS, photoinitiators, and antioxidants for the coatings, inks and related markets in the respective regions within the USA.

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Effective from 1 September 2019, the Shepherd Chemical Company, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Everchem Specialty Chemicals for BiCAT polyurethane catalysts in the USA and Canada.

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