Whichever regional Polyols markets you work in, ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence.
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Updated to Q3 2017
A couple of South Korean polyols producers had cut their operating rates in September due to a shortage of feedstock propylene oxide (PO) following the China PO price surge in August. Consequently, a third South Korean polyols producer had reduced its export volumes as it needed to supply more of its cargoes to domestically to cover the shortage in the country. In other Asian regions, supply was generally stable although a southeast Asia-based producer had been shipping less quantities of flexible slabstocks to China probably due to lower plant production.
Demand from downstream foam makers had been lacklustre as some small foam makers in China had either closed down or had cut their plant operating rates. This was partly due to the surge in polyols prices as well as other feedstock polymeric methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and partly because of strict environmental controls enforced by the Chinese authorities.
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Polyols.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
Our information is collected from market participants by our global network of reporters, delivering unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets, including China and Asia.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Polyols. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Polyols, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.