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).
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.
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.
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.