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Updated to Q4 2017
US polyol supply remained comfortable during the fourth quarter and no major change is anticipated over the short term. Polyol supply in general is considered sufficient and buyers did not report any real difficulties securing polyols during the fourth quarter. The primary limiting factor in polyol supply has been the shortage of polyurethane co-feedstocks such as toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (MDI), which has lead to some polyol suppliers having to curtail sales. Polyols are combined with isocyanates to create polyurethane foams.
Demand for downstream polyurethane systems was heard to be healthy in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter is often a slow season for polyurethane demand due to seasonal slowness in the construction industry, although this was less evident in 2017 as rebuilding efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico following an active Atlantic hurricane season provided some support to the construction sector. Demand for other polyurethane applications such as appliances, furniture and bedding and automobiles were described as steady.
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