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Updated to Q2 2017
US prices for methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (MDI) moved higher during the second quarter owing to supply limitations. Supply tightness came to North America with a lag compared to other areas of the globe, with sources stating that most North American MDI production went off-line towards the end of the quarter. Prices were assessed higher while discussions for additional increases were ongoing as the quarter drew to a close. Demand was said to be strong for downstream polyurethane systems as most end product segments were heard to be seeing stable to firmer demand relative to the same period in the prior year. Upstream, benzene contract prices tracked a steady to firmer trend over the quarter. In production news, Sadara’s new MDI plant in Saudi Arabia started production in the second quarter, with sources predicting that on-spec material may start to reach the market in Q3 or Q4.
Updated to Q2 2017
US prices for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) were assessed higher during the second quarter while fresh increase proposals were still being negotiated as the quarter neared its close. Ongoing supply limitations were cited as the primary factor pushing prices higher, with several buyers complaining that they had had to turn to alternate supply methods to obtain their normal quantities of TDI. A major European producer’s new TDI plant is said to be operating at reduced capacity, with participants stating that the plant would not likely resume normal operations until late in 2017. Demand was said to be strong during the quarter, helping to support firmer TDI pricing.
The US isocyanates report covers domestic prices for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and methylene di-p-isocyanate (MDI) in the US, with some commentary on Latin American markets.
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We also include a brief comment on other regions that play a role in developments in the isocyanates and polyurethanes (PU) markets in the Americas. We maintain a continuous week-to-week dialogue with market participants.
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