Dow Polyurethanes, a business group of The Dow Chemical Co.,
Midland, Mich., raised prices for VORANATE* TDI (toluene
diisocyanate) by 8 cents per pound with an increase of 3 cents per
pound for tank-truck deliveries. An increase of 6 cents per pound
with an upcharge of 3 cents per pound for tank-truck shipments also
occurred for VORANOL* polyether and copolymer polyols, VORALUX*
polyurethane components and SPECFLEX* polyurethane components. The
price changes became effective Sept. 1.
The company says the price increases are a result of rising
propylene and natural gas prices; these products make propylene
oxide that, in turn, is involved in the manufacture of polyether
In addition, Dow Polyurethanes reports its TDI supply will be
limited for the rest of 2002 because of an equipment failure at its
Freeport, Texas, facility. The failure forced the company to shut
down it Freeport TDI train. Therefore, Dow Polyurethanes placed its
TDI supply on order control in North...
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