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Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI), Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) and Polyurethane Market (2011 – 2016)

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2011
Report Code: CH 1596

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Polyurethanes, similar to the other plastics, are widely used across a number of industries such as construction, electronics, and packaging. Owing to their availability (rigid as well as flexible foams), polyurethanes find applications in insulation, footwear, coatings, sealants, elastomers, and adhesives.

Polyurethanes are produced by reacting isocynates with polyols. MDI and TDI are key isocynates used as raw materials. As MDI and TDI are highly toxic materials, the polyurethane industry is highly regulated as well as heavily dependent on crude oil dynamics. Polyurethanes occur in two main forms; polyurethane foams, and polyurethanes elastomers. The wide range of polyurethane types, from flexible or rigid lightweight foams to tough, stiff elastomers, facilitates their use in a wide diversity of consumer and industrial applications. Apart from foams, polyurethanes are also used across a host of other applications.

Historically, MDI has been predominantly used to manufacture polyurethane foams. The largest application for MDI is rigid polyurethane foams which account for 56.05% of the global consumption of MDI. Rigid foams are mostly used in construction, refrigeration, insulation and packaging applications. MDI is also used to make coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and binders.

TDI is predominantly used to make flexible polyurethane foams which are the largest application for TDI. This is achieved by the reaction of TDI with a polyol to produce the polyurethane foam. Flexible polyurethane foams are mainly used in furniture, automotives, and bedding. The other uses of TDI include elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants, and rigid polyurethane foams.

Asia-Pacific dominates the global polyurethanes market, accounting for 40.20% of the overall market in 2010. The market in Europe accounts for 35.59% of the overall market while North American market accounted for 19.96% in 2010. Asia-Pacific is the most attractive region for the polyurethanes market, being driven by the robust economies of China and India.

China is the largest market in Asia-Pacific and one of the leading countries in terms of production as well as consumption of MDI, TDI, and polyurethanes. China accounted for 20% of the global market and over 50% of the Asia-Pacific market in 2010.
Cheap raw materials, labour, and land coupled with a moderately stringent regulatory framework have enabled China to emerge as the global leader in production while growing domestic demand, especially in construction, automotive, and electronics have resulted in the country emerging as the leading consumer of polyurethane materials.

The global PU market, by product type is dominated by the rigid and flexible foams, which together accounts for 65.02% of the overall market in 2010. The other major product types include coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.

Polyurethane demand is dominated by the Furniture and interiors and construction sectors which together accounted for 52.99% of the overall polyurethanes market in 2010. The other major end-uses of the polyurethanes include electronics and appliances, automotive, footwear, packaging, and CASE.

The global market for MDI, TDI, and polyurethanes is highly competitive with a number of market players being close to each other with respect to market share. In terms of pricing, the market is oligopolistic as the players match each other’s pricing levels that leave little scope for anyone to gain competitive advantage through pricing.

This report studies in detail the polyurethane industry, starting with MDI and TDI, providing pricing trends, historical and forecasted market sizes as well as a comprehensive competitive landscape including market share analysis.

Similar to the case of other plastics such as LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene), bio-based raw materials present significant opportunities for the polyurethane industry, especially for leading market participants such as Dow Chemicals (U.S.), Bayer MaterialScience (Germany) and so on, all of whom have been focusing on developing bio-based polyurethanes. Bio-based polyurethanes present market players with an option of exploring new applications, especially in highly regulated markets such as the U.S. and Europe. The report also explores the concept of bio-based or green polyurethanes that are expected to be a critical part of the industry in coming years.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for MDI, TDI, and polyurethanes on the basis of raw materials, applications, end-use industries, and geography; forecasting volumes and revenue and analyzing trends in each of the following submarkets:

On the basis of applications: Rigid foams, Flexible foams, Coating, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers

On the basis of end-use industries: Construction, Electronics, Furniture and interiors, and Automotive

On the basis of geography: North America, Europe, Asia, and ROW

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1 INTRODUCTION

  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 Stakeholders
  1.4 Research Methodology
      1.4.1 Market size
      1.4.2 Key data points taken from secondary sources
      1.4.3 Key data points taken from primary sources
      1.4.4 Assumptions made for this report
      1.4.5 List of companies covered during primaries
  1.5 Key questions answered
 
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
3 MARKET OVERVIEW

  3.1 INTRODUCTION
  3.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
      3.2.1 DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
  3.3 BURNING ISSUES
  3.3.1 SUSTAINABILITY & TOXICITY CONCERNS
  3.4 WINNING IMPERITIVES
      3.4.1 FOCUS ON GROWTH & CONSOLIDATION
  3.5 METHYLENE DIPHENYL DIISOCYANATE (MDI)
      3.5.1 TYPES & APPLICATIONS
      3.5.2 PRODUCTION
      3.5.3 DRIVERS
            3.5.3.1 Growth in end-use industries
            3.5.3.2 Compliance with energy regulations
            3.5.3.3 Growing Chinese market
      3.5.4 RESTRAINTS
            3.5.4.1 Rising feedstock benzene costs
            3.5.4.2 Recovery in construction sector in U.S. & Europe
      3.5.5 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.5.5.1 Phosgene free MDI production process
  3.6 TDI (TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE)
      3.6.1 TYPES & APPLICATIONS
      3.6.2 PRODUCTION
      3.6.3 DRIVERS
            3.6.3.1 Growth in end-use industries
            3.6.3.2 Growth in emerging economies
      3.6.4 RESTRAINTS
            3.6.4.1 Rising Toluene costs
            3.6.4.2 Sluggish automotive industry in North America & Europe
      3.6.5 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.6.5.1 Scope in automotive industry
  3.7 POLYURETHANES
      3.7.1 TYPES & APPLICATIONS
      3.7.2 PRODUCTION
      3.7.3 DRIVERS
            3.7.3.1 Environment sustainability needs
            3.7.3.2 Versatility & unique physical properties
            3.7.3.3 Growth in the automotive industry
      3.7.4 RESTRAINT
      3.7.4.1 Escalating raw material prices
      3.7.5 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.7.5.1 Opportunities in Asia-Pacific
            3.7.5.2 Healthcare industry
            3.7.5.3 Renewable feedstocks for making green polyurethane
      3.7.6 NEW BIO-BASED FEEDSTOCKS FOR POLYURETHANES
            3.7.6.1 Succinic acid
            3.7.6.2 Adipic acid
  3.8 RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS
      3.8.1 CRUDE OIL
      3.8.2 PROPYLENE
      3.8.3 ANILINE
      3.8.4 BENZENE
      3.8.5 TOLUENE
  3.9 PRICE ANALYSIS
      3.9.1 MDI
      3.9.2 TDI
      3.9.3 POLYURETHANES
  3.10 PORTER’S FIVE FORCE ANALYSIS
      3.10.1 SUPPLIERS POWER
      3.10.2 BUYERS POWER
      3.10.3 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      3.10.4 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      3.10.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
  3.11 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
  3.12 PATENT ANALYSIS
 
4 GLOBAL MDI, TDI & POLYURETHANES MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS
  4.1 INTRODUCTION
      4.1.1 MAJOR MARKET APPLICATIONS
            4.1.1.1 Rigid foams
            4.1.1.2 Flexible foams
            4.1.1.3 Paints & coatings
            4.1.1.4 Elastomers
            4.1.1.5 Adhesives & sealants
  4.2 MDI MARKET
      4.2.1 BY GEOGRAPHY
      4.2.2 BY APPLICATIONS
  4.3 TDI MARKET
      4.3.1 BY GEOGRAPHY
      4.3.2 BY APPLICATIONS
  4.4 POLYURETHANES MARKET
      4.4.1 BY GEOGRAPHY
      4.4.2 BY PRODUCTS TYPES
      4.4.3 BY END-USE
            4.4.3.1 Furniture & Interiors
            4.4.3.2 Construction
            4.4.3.3 Electronics & Appliances
            4.4.3.4 Automotive
            4.4.3.5 Footwear
            4.4.3.6 Packaging
4.5 BIO-BASED/ GREEN POLYURETHANES
      4.5.1 PRODUCTION SCENERIO
      4.5.2 BIO-BASED Vs CONVENTIONAL POLYURETHANE - PRICE ANALYSIS
      4.5.3 GLOBAL VOLUMES AND REVENUE OUTLOOK
      4.5.4 POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
      4.5.5 CURRENT AND EMERGING PRODUCERS
      4.5.6 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

 5 MDI, TDI & POLYURETHANES MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
  5.2 NORTH AMERICA
      5.2.1 U.S.
            5.2.1.1 MDI
            5.2.1.2 TDI
            5.2.1.3 POLYURETHANES
  5.3 EUROPE
      5.3.1 UK
            5.3.1.1 MDI
            5.3.1.2 TDI
            5.3.1.3 Polyurethanes
      5.3.2 GERMANY
            5.3.2.1 MDI
            5.3.2.2 TDI
            5.3.2.3 Polyurethanes
      5.3.3 ITALY
            5.3.3.1 MDI
            5.3.3.2 TDI
            5.3.3.3 Polyurethanes
  5.4 ASIA-PACIFIC
      5.4.1 CHINA
            5.4.1.1 MDI
            5.4.1.2 TDI
            5.4.1.3 Polyurethanes
      5.4.2 INDIA
            5.4.2.1 MDI
            5.4.2.2 TDI
            5.4.2.3 Polyurethanes
      5.4.3 JAPAN
            5.4.3.1 MDI
            5.4.3.2 TDI
            5.4.3.3 Polyurethanes
  5.5 REST OF WORLD (ROW)
      5.5.1 BRAZIL
            5.5.1.1 MDI
            5.5.1.2 TDI
            5.5.1.3 Polyurethanes
 
6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
  6.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES: MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY
  6.3 BAYER & BASF: THE MOST ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
  6.4 NORTH AMERICA:  MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS
 
7 COMPANY PROFILES
  7.1 BASF SE
      7.1.1 Overview
      7.1.2 Financials
      7.1.3 Products & services
      7.1.4 Strategy
      7.1.5 Developments
  7.2 BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG
      7.2.1 Overview
      7.2.2 Financials
      7.2.3 Products & services
      7.2.4 Strategy
      7.2.5 Developments
  7.3 CHEMTURA CORP
      7.3.1 Overview
      7.3.2 Financials
      7.3.3 Products & services
      7.3.4 Strategy
      7.3.5 Developments
  7.4 CHEMATUR INTERNATIONAL AB
      7.4.1 Overview
      7.4.2 Financials
      7.4.3 Products & services
      7.4.4 Strategy
      7.4.5 Developments
  7.5 COIM S.P.A.
      7.5.1 Overview
      7.5.2 Financials
      7.5.3 Products & services
      7.5.4 Strategy
      7.5.5 Developments
  7.6 E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
      7.6.1 Overview
      7.6.2 Financials
      7.6.3 Products & services
      7.6.4 Strategy
      7.6.5 Developments
  7.7 FXI-FOAMEX INNOVATIONS
      7.7.1 Overview
      7.7.2 Financials
      7.7.3 Products & services
      7.7.4 Strategy
      7.7.5 Developments
  7.8 HEBEI CANGZHOU DAHUA GROUP CO. LTD.
      7.8.1 Overview
      7.8.2 Financials
      7.8.3 Products & services
      7.8.4 Strategy
      7.8.5 Developments
  7.9 HUNTSMAN CORP
      7.9.1 Overview
      7.9.2 Financials
      7.9.3 Products & services
      7.9.4 Strategy
      7.9.5 Developments
  7.1 ITWC INC.
      7.10.1 Overview
      7.10.2 Financials
      7.10.3 Products & services
      7.10.4 Strategy
      7.10.5 Developments
  7.11 KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICALS INC.
      7.11.1 Overview
      7.11.2 Financials
      7.11.3 Products & services
      7.11.4 Strategy
      7.11.5 Developments
  7.12 MITSUI CHEMICALS INC.
      7.12.1 Overview
      7.12.2 Financials
      7.12.3 Products & services
      7.12.4 Strategy
      7.12.5 Developments
  7.13 NIPPON POLYURETHANE INDUSTRY CO. LTD
      7.13.1 Overview
      7.13.2 Financials
      7.13.3 Products & services
      7.13.4 Strategy
      7.13.5 Developments
  7.14 RECTICEL SA
      7.14.1 Overview
      7.14.2 Financials
      7.14.3 Products & services
      7.14.4 Strategy
      7.14.5 Developments
  7.15 SHANDONG DONGDA INOV POLYURETHANE CO. LTD.
      7.15.1 Overview
      7.15.2 Financials
      7.15.3 Products & services
      7.15.4 Strategy
  7.16 THE DOW CHEMICAL CO.
      7.16.1 Overview
      7.16.2 Financials
      7.16.3 Products & services
      7.16.4 Strategy
      7.16.5 Developments
  7.17 TRELLEBORG AB
      7.17.1 Overview
      7.17.2 Financials
      7.17.3 Products & services
      7.17.4 Strategy
      7.17.5 Developments
  7.18 WOODBRIDGE FOAM CORP
      7.18.1 Overview
      7.18.2 Financials
      7.18.3 Products & services
      7.18.4 Strategy
      7.18.5 Developments
  7.19 YANTAI WANHUA POLYURETHANES CO. LTD.
      7.19.1 Overview
      7.19.2 Products & services
      7.19.3 Financials
      7.19.4 Strategy
      7.19.5 Developments

APPENDIX
   U.S. PATENTS
   EUROPE PATENTS
   JAPAN PATENTS

 

LIST OF TABLES 
  
1 Global MDI, TDI & Polyurethane Market, by Volumes (Kilo Tons) & Revenue ($Million), 2009 - 2016 
2 Types of MDI
3 Impact of Major Drivers on Global MDI Market, 2010 – 2016
4 Types of TDI
5 Impact of Major Drivers on Global TDI Market, 2010 – 2016
6 Increasing Automotive Sales in Developing Economies, 2005 Vs 2010 (Million Units) 
7 Impact of Major Drivers on Global Polyurethane Market, 2010 - 2016
8 Crude Oil Prices, by Types, 2009 - 2016 ($/Barrel)
9 Propylene Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Ton)
10 Aniline Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Ton)
11 Benzene Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Metric Ton)
12 Toluene Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Metric Ton)
13 MDI Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Metric Ton)
14 TDI Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Metric Ton)
15 Polyurethane Bulk Prices, 2009 – 2016 ($/Ton)
16 Global MDI Capacity, 2010 (Kilo Tons Per Year)
17 Proposed MDI Capacity (Kilo Tons Per Year)
18 Global TDI Capacity, 2010 (Kilo Tons Per Year)
19 Proposed TDI Capacity (Kilo Tons Per Year)
20 MDI Market Volumes, by Geography, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
21 MDI Market Revenue, by Geography, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
22 Global MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
23 Global MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
24 TDI Market Volumes, by Geography, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
25 TDI Market Revenue, by Geography, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
26 Global TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
27 Global TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
28 Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Geography, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
29 Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Geography, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
30 Global Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
31 Global Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
32 Global Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
33 Global Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
34 North America: MDI, TDI & Polyurethanes Market, by Volumes (Kilo Tons) & by Revenue ($Million) 2009 – 2016
35 U.S: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
36 U.S: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
37 U.S: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
38 U.S: TDI Market Revenue, by Polyurethane Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
39 U.S: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
40 U.S: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million) 
41 U.S: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
42 U.S: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
43 Europe: MDI, TDI & Polyurethanes Market, by Volumes (Kilo Tons) & by Revenue ($Million), 2009 – 2016 
44 UK: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
45 UK: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
46 UK: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
47 UK: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
48 UK: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
49 UK: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million) 
50 UK: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
51 UK: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
52 Germany: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
53 Germany: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
54 Germany: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
55 Germany: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
56 Germany: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
57 Germany: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
58 Germany: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
59 Germany: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
60 Italy: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
61 Italy: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
62 Italy: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
63 Italy: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
64 Italy: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
65 Italy: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million) 
66 Italy: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
67 Italy: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
68 Asia-Pacific: MDI, TDI & Polyurethanes Market, by Volumes (Kilo Tons) & by Revenue ($Million) 2009 – 2016
69 China: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
70 China: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
71 China: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
72 China: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
73 China: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
74 China: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million) 
75 China: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
76 China: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
77 India: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
78 India: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
79 India: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
80 India: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
81 India: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
82 India: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million) 
83 India: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
84 India: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industries, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
85 Japan: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
86 Japan: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
87 Japan: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
88 Japan: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
89 Japan: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
90 Japan: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million) 
91 Japan: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industry, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
92 Japan: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industry, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
93 Row: MDI,TDI & Polyurethanes Market, Volumes (Kilo Tons) & by Revenue ($Million) 2009 – 2016
94 Brazil: MDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
95 Brazil: MDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
96 Brazil: TDI Market Volumes, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons) 
97 Brazil: TDI Market Revenue, by Applications, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
98 Brazil: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
99 Brazil: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by Product Types, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
100 Brazil: Polyurethanes Market Volumes, by End-Use Industry, 2009 – 2016 (Kilo Tons)
101 Brazil: Polyurethanes Market Revenue, by End-Use Industry, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
102 New Product Launches, January 2008 – May 2011
103 Mergers & Acquisitions, September 2008 – March 2011
104 Agreements & Collaborations, February 2008 – May 2011
105 Geographic Expansion, May 2008 – May 2011
106 Bayer Material science: Revenue, by Segments, 2009 – 2010 ($Million)
107 Huntsman Corporation: Revenue, by Segments, 2009 – 2010 ($Million)
108 Mitsui Chemicals: Revenue, by Segments, 2009 – 2010 ($Million)
109 Nippon Polyurethane Industry: Revenue, 2009 – 2010 ($Million)
110 The Dow Chemical Company: Revenue, by Segments, 2009 – 2010 ($Millions)
111 Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes: Revenue, 2009 – 2010 ($Million)
    
 
LIST OF FIGURES 
     
1 Global MDI, TDI & Polyurethane Revenue Growth Trends, 2009 – 2016 
2 Key End-User Industries, Global Revenue, 2009 – 2016 ($Billion)
3 Raw Material Price Trends, 2009 - 2016 ($/Ton)
4 Global Benzene Demand, by Applications, 2010
5 Global Toluene Demand, by Applications, 2010
6 Porter’s Five Force Analysis
7 Global MDI, TDI & Polyurethanes Market Share: by Companies, 2010
8 Patent Analysis, by Geography, January 2008 – June 2011
9 Patent Trends, by Geography, January 2008 – June 2011
10 Patent Analysis, by Companies, January 2008 – June 2011
11 MDI Market Share, by Geography, 2010
12 Global MDI Market Share, by Applications, 2010
13 TDI Market Share, by Geography, 2010
14 Global TDI Market Share, by Applications, 2010
15 Polyurethanes Market Share, by Geography, 2010
16 Global Polyurethanes Market Share, by Product Types, 2010
17 Global Polyurethanes Market Share, by End-Use, 2010
18 U.S: Key End-Use Industries Revenue, 2009 – 2016 ($Billion)
19 Europe: Key End-User Industries Revenue, 2009 – 2016 ($Billion)
20 Asia-Pacific: Key End-Use Industries Revenue, 2009 – 2016 ($Billion)
21 Major Growth Strategies in The Global MDI, TDI & Polyurethane Market, January 2008 – May 2011
22 Developments in The Global MDI, TDI & Polyurethane Market, January 2008 – May 2011
23 Global MDI, TDI & Polyurethane Market: Growth Strategies, by Companies, January 2008 – May 2011
24 MDI, TDI & Polyurethane Market: Growth Strategies, by Geography, January 2008 – May 2011

MDI (Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and TDI (Toluene diisocyanate) are diisocyanates primarily used as raw materials for polyurethanes. Polyurethanes are some of the most versatile polymers in existence today. They exist in myriad forms; ranging from rigid foams to dense solid compositions and from flexible foams to elastomers. Polyurethanes are commercially available in several forms, right from flexible or rigid lightweight foams to tough, stiff, and strong elastomers. This enables their use in a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications such as thermal insulation of buildings, refrigerators, household furniture, automotive seating, and shoe soles. The volatility in crude oil prices, which drive prices of MDI and TDI, in recent times, have been a key factor hampering market growth. On the other hand, growth in end-use industries such as construction and electronics is expected to drive polyurethane demand in the next five years.

The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions; North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World that include key growth regions such as Brazil. Top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and the other strategic industry activities. The report also segments the polyurethanes market in terms of applications such as rigid foams, flexible foams, coatings and son and also in terms of end-use such as construction, automotive, and electronic appliances.

The global market for polyurethanes was estimated at 13,650.00 kilo tons in 2010 and is expected to reach 17,946.20 kilo tons by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2011 to 2016. In terms of revenue, the market was estimated to be worth $33,033.00 million in 2010 and is expected to reach $55,479.68 million by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2011 to 2016. North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe dominate the polyurethane market and together accounted for 95% of the global polyurethane demand in 2010. North America and Western Europe are mature markets and are expected to grow at a sluggish rate. However, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and South America are expected to drive the demand for polyurethanes in the coming decade.

GLOBAL POLYURETHANES MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPES, 2010
Polyurethane Market, MDI Market, TDI Market
Source: MarketsandMarkets

Flexible foams are the largest outlet for polyurethanes, accounting for 36.98% of the overall market in 2010. The second largest outlet is rigid foams, accounting for 28.04% of the overall market in 2010.

The furniture and interior industry dominates the polyurethane market, accounting for 28.01% of the total demand in 2010. The second largest end-use of polyurethanes is in construction industry, which accounted for 24.98% of the overall market in 2010. Electronic appliances, however, are the fastest growing market for polyurethanes. Polyurethane demand for electronic appliances is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2011 to 2016.

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