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U.S. PU Production Fell in 2006

9:52 AM MDT | October 3, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

U.S. production growth for polyurethane (PU) products declined 2.3% last year compared to 2005, while Canada’s production increased 1.1% and Mexico experienced growth of 4.9%, according to the 2006 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The survey was conducted by IAL Associates on behalf of ACC’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI). U.S. PU production declined due to a reduction in boardstock production, a shift in refrigerator and automotive parts production to Mexico, and an increase of imports...

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