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Updated to Q4 2017
In October there was concern expressed by a few Europe polyols market participants regarding news that German supplier BASF informed its customers that it sold some contaminated toluene di-isocyanate (TDI). The firm said it had produced a grade of TDI at its 300,000 tonne/year Ludwigshafen plant in August and September that may have had concentrations of dichlorobenzene above its standard impurity levels. BASF eventually took back some contaminated TDI from its customers. As TDI and polyols combine to make flex foam, trends can transfer between markets. Therefore, a potential tightness in TDI could have lengthened the polyols market. In November, nonetheless, most sources said they had not seen a consequent change in business.
Typically the Europe polyols market experiences stronger demand at the start of quarter four as was the case in October. There were some in November that said they saw an effect on order book volumes due to BASF’s TDI issues, however most saw no alteration in conditions as a result. In December the fewer working days and seasonal trends led to decreased consumption. Participants at the time described the market as balanced-to-quiet.
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