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Polyether Polyols for Urethanes

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Americas 11
Europe, Middle East, and Africa 12
Asia and Oceania 12
Macroeconomic environment 13
Industry structure and dynamics 14
Introduction 17
Manufacturing processes 19
Polyols based on propylene oxide 19
Polypropylene glycol (PPG) 19
Polyol adducts 20
Double-metal cyanide catalysis 20
Block copolymers 21
Natural oil polyols (NOPs) 21
Modified polyols based on propylene oxide 22
Polymer polyols 22
Polyurea polyols 22
Environmental issues 23
Supply and demand by region 24
North America 24
United States 24
Producing companies 24
Production 26
Consumption 28
Flexible foam 30
Transportation 32
Bedding 32
Furniture 33
Carpet underlay 33
Packaging 34
Textile 34
Other 34
Rigid foam 34
Construction 35
Appliances 36
Packaging 37
Industrial insulation 37
Transportation 37
Other 38
Nonfoam 38
Adhesives and sealants 39
Cast elastomers 39
Thermoplastic elastomers 40
Surface coatings 41
RIM-processed polyurethanes 41
Binders and fillers 42
Other 42
Price 43
Trade 44
Canada and Mexico 45
Reported consumption 45
Canada 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 46
Mexico 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 48
Central and South America 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 52
Western Europe 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 57
Flexible and semirigid foam 59
Rigid foam 59
Nonfoam/CASE 60
Price 60
Trade 61
Central and Eastern Europe 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 65
Price 66
Trade 66
Middle East 66
Producing companies 66
Production 67
Consumption 67
Price 68
Africa 69
Mainland China 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Flexible foam 74
Rigid foam 74
Nonfoam/CASE 75
Price 75
Trade 75
India 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 78
Japan 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Flexible foam 82
Rigid foam 83
Nonfoam/CASE applications 83
Price 83
Trade 83
South Korea 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 85
Price 87
Trade 87
Taiwan 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 89
Trade 89
Other Asia 90
Producing companies 90
Salient statistics 91
Consumption 94
Oceania 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 98
Additional resources 100
Revisions 102
Data Workbook 103
Notice 104
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