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September 30, 2014
Dow Chemical has lost its bid to appeal the $1.06 billion award imposed in a class-action lawsuit over price fixing in the polyurethanes market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Court-affirms-$1-06-billion-judgment-against-Dow-in-polyurethanes-class-action_64170.html
September 29, 2014
Huntsman plans to build a world-scale, 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at the company’s site at Geismar, LA. The company has commenced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-to-build-400000-m-t-year-MDI-plant-at-Geismar-site_64101.html
August 18, 2014
An equipment failure on 14 August will disrupt production at Huntsman’s Port Neches, TX, facility for 2-3 weeks, the company says. Huntsman makes methyl-tert butyl ether (MTBE), propylene oxide (PO), and propylene glycol (PG) at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-reports-2-3-week-disruption-at-Port-Neches_63258.html
July 3, 2014
Huntsman Polyurethanes Shanghai, a joint venture between Huntsman and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical (SCAC), plans to double methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) splitting capacity of its facility in the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP). The expansion, which will begin operation in 2017, will increase the site’s MDI splitting capacity to 480,000 m.t./year, says Huntsman....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-Shanghai-Chlor-alkali-JV-to-double-MDI-splitting-capacity_62220.html
January 29, 2014
The European Commission has fined three manufacturers a combined €114 million ($156 million) for conspiring to fix prices of flexible polyurethane (PU) foam between October...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Europe-slaps-price-fixing-fines-on-producers-of-flexible-PU-foam_58389.html
January 17, 2014
Dow Chemical says it  has entered into a partnership with Koda Distribution (Stamford, CT) for the distribution of Dow’s isocyanates and polyols to the polyurethane (PU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Dow-partners-with-Koda-for-distribution-of-PU-intermediates_58039.html
December 10, 2013
Huntsman,  throughits wholly owned subsidiary, Huntsman International, will privately offer €200 million ($274.3 million) in aggregate principal amount of senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-to-offer-&euro200-million-in-senior-notes_57237.html
September 27, 2013
The European Commission has officially asked Germany to adapt its law on chemicals by changing how it governs the sale of products containing methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/European-Commission-requests-Germany-to-comply-with-rules-on-products-containing-MDI_55474.html
September 13, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience will debottleneck its 350,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate production facility at Shanghai, increasing capacity there to 500,000 m.t./year by mid-2014. The expansion had originally been planned for 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-increase-Shanghai-MDI-to-500000-m-t-year-by-mid-2014_55147.html
July 27, 2013
Air Liquide plans to invest €50 million ($66.4 million) in a new carbon monoxide (CO) plant at Antwerp. This follows the signing of a long-term contract with BASF to supply CO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Air-Liquide-to-build-carbon-monoxide-plant-at-Antwerp_53987.html
June 28, 2013
OSHA announced this week a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the serious health effects of occupational exposure to isocyanates. OSHA, through the NEP, ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/OSHA-launches-program-to-protect-workers-from-health-effects-of-exposure-to-isocyanates_53201.html
April 30, 2013
Huntsman on Tuesday reported a net loss of $24 million due mainly to a charge related to early repayment of debt compared with net income of $163 million in the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-first-quarter-adjusted-earnings-fall-75-percent_51605.html
March 28, 2013
Huntsman says it is investing a combined $135 million at two of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) manufacturing facilities—specifically, increasing capacity at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-invests-$135-million-in-MDI-updates_50686.html
February 12, 2013
The company reported adjusted net earnings excluding charges for the quarter of 24 cts/share, just ahead of the consensus estimate of 23 cts, and down 14% from the year-ago quarter. Earnings declines in pigments and advanced materials more than offset gains in polyurethanes, performance products, and textile effects....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-posts-loss-on-debt-repayment-restructuring-costs_49766.html
June 14, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals today confirmed a major restructuring program for its polyurethanes (PU) business, which will involve sourcing isocyanates and other PU products from Sabic and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Mitsui-Chemicals-Restructures-PU-Business-Closes-Chiba-PPG-Plant_43936.html
February 28, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals has agreed to license its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) technology to Sabic for a previously announced project in Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-License-Technology-for-Sabic-TDI-MDI-Project_41637.html
January 16, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it has commissioned a €5 million ($6.3 million) hydrogenation technical center at the Chempark Dormagen, a chemical park located in Dormagen, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Commissions-Isocynates-Technical-Center_40477.html
January 4, 2012
Huntsman has acquired EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret (Istanbul), a polyurethanes systems house in Turkey.  The EMA systems house, which had 2012 revenues of $17 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-Acquires-Turkish-Polyurethanes-Systems-House_40110.html
December 6, 2011
Dow Chemical has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co. (Jilin City, China) for Jilin Connell to supply aniline to Dow's U.S. operations. Discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Dow-and-Jilin-Connell-to-Partner-on-U-S-Aniline-Supply_39512.html
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