CPI survey reveals polyurethanes production increase across all major product segments


The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announced on Sept. 25, 2015, the topline results of a two-year survey on the polyurethanes industry. The 2014 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico, shows that polyurethane production rose in all major product segments between 2012 and 2014, with the most significant increase taking place for rigid foam applications.

Combined polyurethane production for the United States, Canada and Mexico increased from about 6.92 million pounds in 2012 to 7.65 million pounds by the end of 2014, with a significant polyurethane demand increase in the automotive sector. The survey’s high-level results demonstrate that a greater demand for new vehicles increased the market for foam, coatings, adhesives and other products used in vehicles such as molded flexible foam.

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