US polyurethane resin demand will reach 7.6 billion pounds in 2009, driven by opportunities in building insulation, coatings and adhesives. Flexible and rigid polyurethane foams will remain dominant while thermoplastic polyurethane will present the best growth prospects in industrial and motor vehicles uses.
This study analyzes the $6 billion US polyurethane industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by polyurethane type (e.g., flexible and rigid PUR foam, coatings, adhesives, binders, reaction injection molding, thermoplastic polyurethane), by raw material and by market (e.g., construction, household products, transportation equipment, packaging).
The study also considers market environment indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 leading polyurethane producers including Bayer, Dow Chemical, Huntsman, and BASF.