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Chemical Economics Handbook

Diisocyanates and Polyisocyanates

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 5
Introduction 11
Manufacturing processes 11
TDI 12
Phosgenationprocess 12
Nonphosgenation processes 13
MDI 14
Phosgenation process 14
Nonphosgenation processes 15
Aliphatic diisocyanates 15
Phosgenation process 15
Environmental issues 16
United States 16
Europe 17
United States 17
Producing companies 17
Consumption 24
TDI 24
Flexible foam 25
Rigid foam 27
Surface coatings 27
Adhesives and sealants 27
Polyurethane elastomers 27
MDI 27
Rigid foam 29
Flexible foam 30
Binders and fillers 31
Polyurethane elastomers 31
Adhesives and sealants 32
Surface coatings 33
Polyurethane fibers 33
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates 33
Price 35
Trade 37
Imports 37
Exports 39
Canada 41
Producing companies 41
Consumption 41
Trade 44
Mexico 44
Producing companies 44
Production 44
Consumption 45
Trade 46
Central and South America 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 51
Western Europe 52
Producing companies 52
TDI 54
MDI 54
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates 55
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 59
TDI 59
MDI 60
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates 62
Price 63
Trade 65
Toluene diisocyanates(TDI) 65
MDI and other 66
Central and Eastern Europe 67
Producing companies 68
Production 69
Consumption 70
Price 72
Trade 72
Middle East and Africa 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Middle East 75
Africa 76
Japan 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 81
TDI 81
MDI 82
Polymeric MDI 83
Monomeric MDI 85
Aliphatic and specialty diisocyanates 86
Price 87
Trade 89
China 91
Producing companies 91
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 95
Price 98
Trade 100
India 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 101
South Korea 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 106
Taiwan 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 108
Trade 108
Other Asia 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 109
Consumption 112
Trade 114
Oceania 114
Bibliography 115

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