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Rhodia and Lyondell Chimie TDI SCA have entered into negotiations for the sale of their isocyanates businesses to the Perstorp Group.
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council has issued a call for entries for the 2008 Polyurethane “Innovation Award” nominations.
Ulrich Meier Westhues, Vincentz Network, Hannover, Germany, 2007, 344 p., hardcover, EUR 109.00, ISBN 978-3-87870-334-1
Specialty chemicals company, Perstorp, increases prices on carboxylic acids and formates effective 1 April 2008, or as existing contracts permit.
A new report published by the Freedonia Group, Cleveland, USA, analyses the market for insulation materials in China. According to the study the demand will increase an impressive 9 % annually through 2011 to USD 3.8 billion (= 28.4 billion Yuan).
On 15 February 2008 Lanxess AG officially opened the headquarters of its new distribution company Lanxess Central Eastern Europe s.r.o. in the Slovakian capital Bratislava.
Effective 1 April 2008, or as contracts allow, the Dow Chemical Company will increase off-list prices in North America (United States & Canada) by USD 0.06 per pound for the following products:
Dow Chemical Company in an attempt to change from product-driven to market-driven business is considering some major changes.
Specialty chemicals maker Albemarle Corporation will raise the prices of its Ethacure 100 and 100 LC curatives by 5 % worldwide, effective 1 April 2008, or as contracts allow.