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Insulation Market Steadily Drives MDI Demand

12:54 PM MDT | October 22, 2007 | Kate Phillips

Global demand for methylene di-para-phenylene isocynate (MDI) is “very strong at the moment,” particularly in the insulation market, analysts say. This is largely because producers have been able to “more than compensate” for weaknesses associated in the U.S. housing market with growth in the U.S. commercial construction sector and “robust demand” for MDI-based insulation products in Asia/Pacific and Europe, says Tony Hankins, president/polyurethanes at Huntsman. Hankins: PU product demand rises. The global MDI market is...

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