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A running shoe that can be made in a one-shot injection mold process much like the Wellington Boot.

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Footwear Feedstocks Price Forecast: A Chemicals Cost Comparison

The footwear sector is huge – with as many as 24 billion pairs produced annually – but it is also quickly evolving. Whether we're talking raw...

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Chemical industry: Russia–Ukraine war impact analysis July 2022

Russian-origin raw material for unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) production is entering Turkey before sale to European buyers as end product....

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Bad Weather, Supply Shortages And Covid-19 Continue To Disrupt Isocyanates Markets

The MDI market in North America has been tight for some time and the situation has worsened after Ida hit the Gulf and proceeded to move inland....

Construction project on a new house.

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Outages and Raw Materials Shortages Keep Isocyanates Under Pressure

The North American MDI market continues to be disrupted due to raw material shortages and prices are still firming. Lack of supply availability, even...

Graph showing the propylene oxide market.

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Isocyanates - Supply Outages Continue to Disrupt the Markets

The North American MDI continues to be disrupted due to raw materials shortages and prices are firming once again. The surge in prices is due to lack...

A person wearing a white pair of shoes and balancing on their toes.

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Isocyanates Markets Are Tight Once Again Due to Supply Disruptions

The historically cold winter storm that struck the US Gulf Coast mid-February led to widespread shutdowns of petrochemical facilities and oil...