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Diisocyanates and Polyisocyanates

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 8
Introduction15
Manufacturing processes16
TDI16
Phosgenation process16
Nonphosgenation processes17
MDI18
Phosgenation process18
Nonphosgenation processes19
Aliphatic diisocyanates19
Phosgenation process19
Nonphosgenation processes20
Environmental issues21
United States21
Europe22
Supply and demand by region23
United States23
Producing companies23
Salient statistics25
Consumption29
TDI29
Flexible foam30
Rigid foam32
Surface coatings32
Adhesives and sealants32
Polyurethane elastomers33
MDI33
Rigid foam35
Flexible foam37
Binders and fillers37
Polyurethane elastomers38
Adhesives and sealants39
Surface coatings39
Polyurethane fibers39
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates40
Price41
Trade43
Imports44
Exports45
Canada48
Producing companies48
Consumption48
Trade50
Mexico51
Producing companies51
Production51
Consumption52
Trade53
Central and South America54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics55
Consumption58
Western Europe59
Producing companies59
TDI61
MDI62
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates62
Salient statistics63
Consumption66
TDI66
MDI68
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates69
Price71
Trade72
Toluene diisocyanates (TDI)73
MDI and other74
Central and Eastern Europe75
Producing companies76
Supply and demand77
Consumption78
Price81
Trade81
Middle East and Africa82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics83
Consumption84
Japan86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics88
Consumption90
TDI90
MDI92
Polymeric MDI93
Monomeric MDI95
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates96
Price97
Trade 100
China 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 105
Consumption 107
Price 112
Trade 114
India 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 116
South Korea 117
Producing companies 117
Salient statistics 117
Consumption 118
Trade 121
Taiwan 123
Producing companies 123
Salient statistics 123
Consumption 124
Trade 125
Other Asia 125
Producing companies 125
Salient statistics 125
Consumption 129
Trade 132
Oceania 133
Additional resources 135
Revisions 137
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