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Polyurethane Feedstocks – Supply/Demand Shifts

12 February 2019 James Elliott

Polyurethane feedstock markets (MDI, TDI, propylene oxide and polyether polyols) experienced two years of supply instability and price volatility from 2016-2018. These markets are constantly evolving and are currently shifting to a new phase in the margin/investment cycle with uncertainty growing in the medium-term.
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Register for IHS Markit webinar - experts will provide insight into the following key strategic issues in the polyurethane feedstocks markets, enabling participants to navigate the uncertainty ahead.

  • Medium term supply - ample isocyanates, insufficient propylene oxide?
  • What will be the impact of base chemical feedstock (propylene, benzene and toluene) pricing on the polyurethane feedstocks production costs?
  • How will propylene oxide co-product markets dictate future trends?
  • What will be the impact of supply/demand on the polyurethane feedstocks pricing?
  • What are the recent developments in the automotive and construction industries and how are they impacting polyurethane feedstocks demand?
  • Will headwinds in the global economy derail polyurethane feedstock demand growth?

Posted 12 February 2019 by James Elliott, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit

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