February 2013
Urethanes Technology International;Feb/Mar2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p11
The article focuses on the topics, discussed on the website of the periodical "Urethanes Technology International," including Rectkel's plan to cut automotive jobs, increase in insulation demand in China, and price increases by Dow.


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