Eurasian chemical market

CIS Production and Market of Polyether and Polyesters Polyols

Today's world volume of polyether and polyester polyols manufacture and consumption account for about 7.5m tonnes. Polyether polyols are used mainly in the production of flexible foamed polyurethane. Polyester polyols are more preferable in the manufacture of rigid foamed polyurethane.

The overall capacity of the Russian polyol manufacturers is 85,200 tpy. The consumption of polyether polyols in Russia rose 31% in 2010, to 116,200 tonnes.

Currently, the market of polyols made of renewable feedstock has a splendid potential for growth. The replacement of the conventional polyether polyols with biopolyols in large extent depends on consumers.

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