Regina Sousa

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Polyurethanes & Intermediates: Healthy Demand Keeps Isocyanates Markets Strong

Demand for polyurethane (PU) feedstocks is high as construction projects ramp up requirements. That, and the increased consumer focus on comfort at...

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Bad Weather, Supply Shortages And Covid-19 Continue To Disrupt Isocyanates Markets

The MDI market in North America has been tight for some time and the situation has worsened after Ida hit the Gulf and proceeded to move inland....

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Outages and Raw Materials Shortages Keep Isocyanates Under Pressure

The North American MDI market continues to be disrupted due to raw material shortages and prices are still firming. Lack of supply availability, even...

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Isocyanates - Supply Outages Continue to Disrupt the Markets

The North American MDI continues to be disrupted due to raw materials shortages and prices are firming once again. The surge in prices is due to lack...

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Isocyanates Markets Are Tight Once Again Due to Supply Disruptions

The historically cold winter storm that struck the US Gulf Coast mid-February led to widespread shutdowns of petrochemical facilities and oil...

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Isocyanates Markets Begin to Stabilize in Some Regions as Supply is Restored

The North American MDI market is still tight as 2021 gets underway. Crude and pure MDI are heard to be short, even though operators have started to...

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Isocyanates: Ongoing Supply Issues Put Further Pressure On Markets

Isocyanates prices continue to firm as supply is disrupted and demand is strong. During October and November, supply in North America tightened...

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Isocyanates Markets Fight Back After Months of Stagnation Due to COVID-19

Just as isocyanates started to see a light at the end of the tunnel after months of weakness, COVID-19 arrived and dampened any hope of growth....

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Isocyanates Markets’ Spring Shoots Frozen Out by Covid-19

Isocyanate markets improved in Q1 2020 but as the COVID-19 outbreak reached worldwide markets the picture changed once again. In previous years,...