London --- In 2011, global polyurethane output reached 17.65 million tonnes, with rigid and flexible PU foams forming around 60 percent of this amount, according to a new report from ResearchInChina.
In recent years, the centre of global polyurethane production has shifted to the Asia-Pacific region, especially China, whose output accounted for around 33.7 percent of the global total in 2011, the study says.
"Global and China Polyurethane Industry Chain Report, 2011-2012," says that from 2006 to 2011, China's PU product demand saw 11.8 percent annualised growth. In 2011, demand reached 6.8 million tonnes, a self-sufficiency rate 87.5 percent.
Among China's PU products, rigid & flexible PU foams, synthetic leather and coating showed high growth and accounted for about 80 percent of total PU product demand in China.
ResearchInChina says its new study provides a comprehensive analysis of the global polyurethane industry with a focus on China, covering:
* supply & demand, product mix and regional distribution of global PU industry;
* industrial policies, supply & demand, product mix, import & export and development trend of Chinese PU industry;
* demand analysis and consumption structure of market segments such as rigid & flexible PU foams, elastomer and coating etc in China and beyond;
* production capacity, projects under construction and to be built, competition pattern, import & export and price trend of global and China's MDI, TDI and PPG industries;
* analysis and prediction on PU demand in building energy-saving, refrigeration, water heater and automobile industries in China;
* operation, PU business and development of 10 PU manufacturers and raw material producers around the globe.
The 91 page report costs $2200
UTI has not seen this report and readers should assess its contents for themselves if considering purchasing.