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With immediate effect, the Urethane Systems business unit of Lanxess increases prices for its products in the regions Americas, EMEA und APAC as follows:

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Huntsman Corporation announced that its Polyurethanes Division will be sponsoring and participating in several tracks at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) Polyurethanes 2017 Technical Conference, taking place 2 – 4 October 2017 at the JW Marriott in New Orleans, LA, USA. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the CPI conference and is expected to draw more than 1,000 industry professionals to New Orleans.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has announced the results of a two-year survey on the polyurethanes industry in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The “2016 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico” shows that polyurethane production rose in all major product segments between 2014 and 2016, with the most significant increase taking place for rigid foam applications.

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Effective from 15 October 2017, Stepan will increase prices for Stepanpol polyester polyols for the CASE industry in the Americas by USD 0.06 - USD 0.10 per pound depending on grades.

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Total Cray Valley (TCV) announced that it will feature its latest polyfarnesene diol, Krasol F 3000 at the Feica 2017 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo. The event will be held from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business has announced its involvement in Feica 2017 – European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & Expo from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy. The company will participate with a technical paper, as well as exhibit its latest Pearlbond TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) novelties at stand 12.

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The Sonderhoff Group, which belongs to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA since the beginning of July 2017, will highlight its new adhesive systems of the Fermaglue product family at the eleventh Bondexpo in hall 6, stand 6419, from 9 – 12 October 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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S. Punmeechaow (middle), PTTGC, Dr. Takao Ando (right), President, Sanyo, and Soichiro Matsudaira (left), Representative Director, Member of the Board, Executive VP, Chief Division Officer Chemicals & Electronics, Toyota Tsusho, signed the JV agreement. (Source: PTTGC)

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC) has agreed with Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation to establish the new joint venture GC Polyols Company Limited for the production of polyols and PU systems. PTTGC will hold 82.1 % of the shares in GC Polyols, while Sanyo Chemical will hold 14.9 % and Toyota Tsusho will hold 3 %.

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Covestro announced that it is looking to manufacture a growing number of products and their associated precursors from renewable raw materials to reduce its dependency on fossil raw materials. Working with four partners, the company is aiming to develop bio-based reinforcing layers for solid wood construction materials to replace the petrochemical products used to date. The partners are Sortimo International GmbH, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), the Institut für Kunststofftechnik (Institute for Plastics Engineering, IKT) at the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT).

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Following the completion of the acquisition of US chemical company Chemtura at the end of April 2017, Lanxess has subsequently adjusted its group structure. With immediate effect, Lanxess is reporting on five segments comprising a total of twelve business units.

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