Markets Watch

Brice, Andy
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/28/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 68, p26
Trade Publication
This section offers news briefs related to the chemical industry. Rising feedstock costs and squeezed margins have forced polyurethane (PU) foam producer Vita Technical Foams (VIF) to raise global prices by 8%. Bayer MaterialScience is planning to increase thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) resin prices in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. European caustic soda exports were up by 47.7% to 46,619 tonnes in April 2007 compared with the previous month's 31,564 tonnes.


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