China's demand for PU feedstock rising

Lin, Chow Bee; Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/11/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 34, p31
Trade Publication
This article states that annual demand for polyurethane (PU) raw materials is set to grow from now until 2010, says Zhang Jie, secretary-general of the China Polyurethane Industry Association. Speaking on the sidelines of the PU China exhibition in Shanghai, Zhang estimated that demand for toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and polyether polyols will grow by 10%/year, and by 15%/year for methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate diisocyanate (MDI). China is estimated to have consumed 480,000 tonnes of MDI, 360,000 tonnes of TDI and 880,000 tonnes of polyols last year.


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