Mixed supply sentiments were observed for Polyol in the European market as the unexpected demand recovery surpassed the overall production of Polyols in the region. The supply of Polyols further tightened with reported shortage of feedstock Ethylene Oxide due to issues prevailing in Shell’s Moerdijk cracker and other upstream outages heard across the region. Higher Polyol prices in Asia made European Polyol producers optimistic over enhanced export demand to Middle East. However, slow recovery in the downstream automotive sector affected the quick revival in the European region.
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Company-wise installed capacity, production volume and plant operating efficiency is captured directly from manufacturers. Import and Export volume is captured from government sources and demand for Acrylonitrile is calculated considering the production, import, export and inventory-levels on the country and regional level markets.
Acrylonitrile price is correlated with the price trend of crude oil, demand-supply gap, Propylene and with movement across the downstream derivatives such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) etc.
Basic details and information on financial performance of leading global players in the Acrylonitrile market is presented in a visually captivating manner. Expansion plans and the company’s strategy is also captured to understand the vision and mission of the company to help understand the areas where companies need to focus more.
Daily updates on industry-specific and product-specific news, exclusive primary-based news capturing plant shutdowns/outages/closures, capacity expansions, operating rates, insights on demand-supply situation, awarding of technology licenses, new product launch and deals specifying mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and disinvestments, to help players capitalize on market opportunity.
Finally, region-specific markets for Polyol are analyzed and region-wise demand pattern is tracked.
Polyols are waxy solids or viscous liquid functional resins utilized to produce a range of products such as elastomers, adhesives, flexible foams, sealants and others. Polyols are categorized into polyester, polyether, polycarbonate, polybutadiene and polyacrylate polyols. Amongst them, polyether polyols and polyester polyols hold the maximum consumption share across globe owing to their superior properties and better affordability. Polyols are majorly utilized in the production of polyurethane foams. Polyester polyols are preferred over polyether polyols in few of the rigid foam applications due to their superior flame retardant properties and low cost. Polyester Polyols can even provide better chemical resistance and wear resistance in coatings, elastomers, sealants and adhesives. Most common method for the production of Polyols is via catalyzed addition of Ethylene or Propylene Oxide to a hydrogen active initiator in a discontinuous batch process at high temperature and pressure. Potassium Hydroxide is the preferred catalyst in the production process.