Switch to

16. March 2008

Insulation in China

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).

read more

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.

read more

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:

read more

Dow Chemical Company in an attempt to change from product-driven to market-driven business is considering some major changes.

read more

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.

read more

As part of its international growth strategy, the Smithers Group, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, USA, an independent testing, consulting, and contract research organisation, has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

read more

Huntsman Corporation announced that its polyurethanes division will increase prices in the Asia Pacific region for its MDI grades by a minimum of USD 150/t, effective 1 April 2008, or as applicable contracts allow.

read more

Albemarle Corporation the manufacturer of flame retardants, will increase the global prices for most of its brominated flame retardants effective 1 April 2008, or as contracts allow.

read more

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2008 Technical Conference on 29 September – 1 October 2008 in San Antonio, TX, USA. Deadline for technical paper abstract submissions has been extended until 5 March 2008.

read more