02/25/2013

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PU Magazine presented global overview of the SPF industry

Although production in North America during 2012 did not grow as fast as in previous years, she reported a 6.6 % growth in production across the region to reach an estimated total of 517 million lbs (~ 234.5 kt). Once again, the production of SPF outperformed the growth of the total PU markets in NAFTA, which grew by an estimated 6.2 % during 2012. Globally, the SPF market grew by only 2.3 %, the lower growth due mainly to the decline in demand from the Chinese construction market.Lifting of the Chinese interim ban on organic insulation materials in December 2012 should stimulate a significant growth for SPF foams once more, provided they meet Class B1 fire standards.The slides are available to download via the following link: www.pu-magazine.com/uploads/Spray_Foam_2013_Slides.ppt

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