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BASF and Stahl have agreed to combine BASF’s leather chemicals business with Stahl Group. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and the closing is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Foam Supplies, Inc. (FSI) worked in partnership with the global law firm Dentons to develop a carbon offset methodology which earned Dentons the American Carbon Registry's prestigious 2017 Innovation Award.

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From rain, wind, snow and sunlight to shifting seasonal temperatures, weather conditions cause a house to expand and contract. This movement can lead to inferior sealants failing, which may result in damage to areas such as windows, doors, siding, trim, moulding and facades both inside and outside of the home.

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BASF Polyurethanes GmbH recently announced a mid-double-digit million euro investment for the construction of a further production line for Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane as well as a new dispatch and commissioning hall at its Lemförde site in Germany. The new TPU plant will expand the already existing production complex.

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The Santa Clara, CA, USA, based company Rennovia Inc. announced that it has successfully commissioned, and is operating, all core pilot plant operations for its sugars to 1,6-hexanediol (1,6-HDO) process.

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According to a new market study from MarketsandMarkets, the rigid foam market is projected to grow from USD 67.21 billion in 2016 to USD 99.78 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.2 % from 2017 to 2022.

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Cargill announced that it has strengthened its bio-based polyol product offerings by purchasing BioBased Technologies' vegetable-based polyol product line Agrol and other assets.

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Lapolla Industries, Inc., a global supplier and manufacturer of energy efficient building products, introduced its all-new Foam-LOK 400 spray polyurethane foam insulation. An open-cell solution for homes and commercial structures, the material is notable for providing ultra-high yield and enhanced energy efficiency, passing benefits to builders, contractors and inhabitants, says the company.

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Honeywell announced that Eric Gladson of Integrity Plus Insulation in Ogema, WI, USA, is the Grand Prize winner of the “Hit a Foam Run” promotion. Gladson wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Professional Baseball Game of Stars in Miami, FL, in July 2017.

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BASF is increasing the prices of the following products with immediate effect or as existing contracts permit in Europe:

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