The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has issued several market reports, dealing with the CASE, flexible foam and rigid foam markets in the NAFTA region.
Huntsman today announced the official opening of its Asia Pacific Technology Centre (ATC) in Shanghai’s Minhang Development Zone. The new centre will initially accommodate research and technical experts from the company’s Polyurethanes and Performance Products divisions, with the number of specialists expected to expand rapidly over the next few years.
Swedish chemicals Group Perstorp says that it has received legal approval for the takeover of the acquired activities within Rhodia Organics and Lyondell Chimie, which entered Perstorp’s ownership as of 1 September.
Effective immediately, or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase prices for polyetheramines in Asia, Europe and South America by 220.00 USD/mt or 150.00 EUR/mt respectively for the entire portfolio.