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Polyether polyols is a polymer made from propylene oxide or PO. It comes in a wide variety of grades based on end use.


Polyols are mostly used to produce flexible or rigid polyurethane or PU foams through a reaction with either toluene diisocyanate TDI or methylene-di-p-phenlyamine diisocyanate or MDI.


In Asia, the largest polyether polyols production capacity is in China, while South Korea is the largest exporter. However, Chinese producers are actively expanding their global presence, due to further capacity expansions.


The Asian polyols market is traded on a spot basis with prices influenced by supply and demand fundamentals and upstream propylene and PO values.

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