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VersaFlex expands presence in U.S. and Canada


April 2, 2014 9:51 am ET

Polyurea solutions developer and manufacturer VersaFlex Inc. is expanding its regional sales and service operations across the U.S. and Canada.

Bill to impose flame retardants labeling before California senate


March 28, 2014 10:03 am ET

California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has placed a bill before the state legislature in California to make it clear to consumers if furniture made with polyurethane contains flame retardants.

Bayer buys Texas PU feedstock plant from DuPont


March 6, 2014 10:50 am ET

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has bought a Texas polyurethane feedstock plant from DuPont Co.

Dow urethane pricing trial moving forward


February 6, 2014 11:31 am ET

The Kansas City federal district court has denied Dow Chemical Co.'s motion to dismiss the urethane chemical price-fixing claims brought by three groups of plaintiffs that opted out of a $1.2 billion class action judgment ordered last May.

EU fines urethane foam makers for price fixing


January 30, 2014 10:04 am ET

The European Union Commission has fined Recticel S.A., Carpenter Co., Greiner Holding AG and Eurofoam Group around $155 million for their part in a foam cartel.

Chemtura files a legal challenge against Californian flammability standard


January 21, 2014 3:28 pm ET

Chemtura Corp. is seeking a judicial review of Californian lawmakers' decision to eliminate an open flame fire test from new regulations on the flammability of upholstered furniture.

BASF boosts automotive market lineup


October 18, 2013 1:51 pm ET

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY — BASF SE (Hall 5/C21) is bringing a reorganized plastics business and a host of new materials and applications from across the engineering resins spectrum to the K 2013 show.

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K 2013 exhibitors come from all corners of the world


October 16, 2013 2:29 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Back in one of the corners of Hall 14 sits a relatively small booth, compared to some of the behemoths elsewhere at the K show, away from the hustle and bustle of the main corridors on opening day.

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Pulka sled proves out Celstran/GUR application


October 16, 2013 2:53 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Celanese Corp. is heating up K 2013 with cold and ice. The cold comes from a pulka sled that used Celstran-brand long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and GUR-brand ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene made by Dallas-...

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CO2 aids Bayer's sustainablility efforts


October 16, 2013 1:23 pm ET

ESSEN, GERMANY — The decision of Bayer AG (Hall 6/A751-3) to use carbon dioxide as a feedstock is based on sustainability, industrial value creation, market acceptance and climate protection, but not replacement of fossil resources, according...

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