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Polyether Polyols for Urethanes

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Americas6
Europe, Middle East, and Africa6
Asia and Oceania7
Macroeconomic environment8
Industry structure and dynamics8
Introduction10
Manufacturing processes12
Polyols based on propylene oxide12
Polypropylene glycol (PPG)12
Polyol adducts12
Double-metal cyanide catalysis13
Block copolymers13
Natural oil polyols (NOPs)14
Modified polyols based on propylene oxide14
Polymer polyols14
Polyurea polyols15
Environmental issues15
Supply and demand by region15
North America15
United States16
Producing companies16
Production18
Consumption19
Flexible foam22
Transportation24
Bedding25
Furniture25
Carpet underlay26
Packaging26
Textile26
Other26
Rigid foam26
Construction28
Appliances28
Packaging29
Industrial insulation29
Transportation29
Other30
Nonfoam30
Adhesives and sealants31
Cast elastomers32
Thermoplastic elastomers33
Surface coatings33
RIM-processed polyurethanes33
Polyurethane fibers34
Binders and fillers35
Other35
Price35
Trade37
Canada and Mexico39
Reported consumption39
Canada39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics39
Consumption40
Mexico41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Central and South America43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics44
Consumption46
Western Europe46
Producing companies46
Production50
Consumption51
Flexible and semirigid foam51
Rigid foam52
Nonfoam/CASE52
Price53
Trade54
Central and Eastern Europe56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics57
Trade59
Middle East and Africa60
Producing companies60
Consumption61
Trade62
Asia62
Japan63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics65
Consumption65
Flexible foam66
Rigid foam66
Nonfoam/CASE applications67
Price67
Trade67
China68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics70
Consumption71
Rigid foam71
Flexible foam72
Nonfoam/CASE72
Price72
Trade73
India74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Trade75
South Korea76
Producing companies76
Consumption77
Price78
Trade79
Taiwan80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Trade81
Other Asia82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics83
Consumption85
Oceania87
Producing companies87
Supply and demand87
Bibliography88
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