Keyword: Polyurethane


BASF Kicks off Final US Expansion Round for MDI

20.07.2022 -

BASF has kicked off the third and final round of its expansion project for polyurethanes precursor MDI at Geismar, Louisiana.


Neste, Covestro and SK Geo Centric Partner on PU Feedstock

22.06.2022 -

A collaboration between Neste, Covestro and SK Geo Centric aims to use renewable raw materials to produce MDI – a key feedstock for polyurethane production.


Covestro Lifts West Virginia TPU Capacity

02.11.2017 - Through debottlenecking, Germany-based engineering plastics producer Covestro said it plans to expand production capacity for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) at its New...


Covestro Sells US PU Foams Plant to Accella

24.02.2017 - Germany’s Covestro has agreed to sell its spray polyurethane foams (SPF) plant in Spring, Texas, USA, to Accella Polyurethane Systems for an undisclosed sum. The facility includes...


BASF to Increases Antwerp MDI Capacity

24.01.2017 - BASF has announced it will widen MDI capacity at its Antwerp, Belgium, production site to 650,000 t/y of the starting material for polyurethane foam from 550,000 t/y currently. The...


RPM Buys Three US Companies

17.01.2017 - US-based RPM International has kicked off 2017 with a buying spree. The Medina, Ohio-headquartered firm has acquired three businesses in the early days of January, the first of...


BASF Starts Initial Production of MDI in China

28.08.2015 - BASF has started its first production of MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) at its new 400,000 t/y plant in Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with...


BASF Trials MDI Precursor Production at Chongqing

30.04.2015 - BASF has begun trial operations at its 400,000 t/y mononitrobenzene plant at Chongqing, in western China. The new facility will feed the group's integrated MDI complex at the same...