Isocyanates Middle East

Isocyanates Prices, markets & analysis

ICIS publishes market information and supply & demand data for the Middle East isocyanates markets which can give you the intelligence you need for your contract negotiations, as well as valuable insights to help substantiate your longer-term business planning.

Use our independent price assessments and market coverage, available as reports or via the ICIS dashboard service, to track the trading prices and movements of isocyanates (MDI and TDI) in the Middle East.

To verify your investments or expansion plans, ICIS’ configurable supply & demand database service  allows you to view forecasts on demand, supply, capacity and inter-regional trades to better inform your decisions.

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Isocyanate overview Transcript

 

Toluene diisocyanate or TDI and methylene di-p-phenylene isocyate or MDI are the most common types of aromatic isocyanates. They are used mainly in the production of flexible and rigid polyurethane or PU foams.

 

Minor applications include coatings and adhesives. Most TDI output goes into the furniture and automotive sectors, and most MDI into construction. So demand for isocyanates is closely linked with economic performances.

 

Other factors which impact the price of isocyanates are the supply and feedstock values such as benzene and toluene which are in turn heavily dependent on crude futures pricing. China is the main user of TDI and MDI in Asia.

 

It has the largest manufacturing base due to a continuous increase in local demand and is the leading exporter for finished goods. Both TDI and MDI are greatly dependent on spot trades which are primarily driven by traders and producers.

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