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Research and Markets: Global Polyurethane Market, Products, Coatings, Chemicals, 2014 – 2020 with Chevron Phillips and ExxonMobil Dominating

June 17, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Polyurethane Market, products,coatings,chemicals (Flexible and Rigid Foam, PU, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers) Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Forecast 2014 – 2020” report to their offering.

Polyurethane is polymer made from monomer units of urethane (carbamate). Polyurethanes are versatile material which can converted in various forms such as thermosetting plastics, thermoplastics and synthetic rubber (elastomer). Most of polyurethanes are thermosetting plastics which do not melt when heated. Most commonly polyurethanes are made by the reaction of polyol and polyisocyanate. Commercially methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and diisocyanate (TDI) are used for production of polyurethanes.

Raw materials used for the production of polyurethanes are polyol and isocynates. These materials are petrochemicals which are derived from the crude oil. TDI and MDI are the commonly used Isocynates in the market.

There are many big players who are into the MDI, TDI and polyol market such as BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemicals, Sadara group and many more. Supply of raw material is a factor for the production of polyurethanes. In the market there is oversupply of the raw materials therefore the market is competitive. Asia Pacific is the largest supplier of raw material for the production of polyurethanes.

Companies Mentioned:

– Albrecht Bäumer Company GmbH & Co. KG


– Bayer AG

– Beamech Group Limited

– British Vita Unlimited

– Carpenter Co

– Chemtura Corporation

– Chevron Phillips

– Eurofoam

– ExxonMobil

– FXI – Foamex Innovations

– Formosa Plastics

– Hennecke GmbH Polyurethane Technology

– Huntsman Polyurethanes


– Lyondell Basell Industries

– Mitsubishi Chemical

– Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

– Mobay Chemical Company

– PPG Industries,

– PolyOne Corporation

– Rectiel SA

– Rogers Corporation

– Shin-Etsu Chemical

– Sumitomo Chemical

– The DOW Chemical Company

– Toray Industries

– Woodbridge Foam Corporation

– Yantai Wanhua

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