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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3
  
   Steady End-Use Demand Drives Growth.....II-1
Dominance by a Few Players.....II-1
1$100
   Table 1: Leading Players in the Global MDI Market (2006 & 2007 (E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Bayer, Huntsman, BASF, Dow and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
Capacity Expansions - Order of the Day.....II-2
1$300
   Pricing – Increases Galore.....II-3
2007 & Beyond.....II-3
Huntsman Increases Prices of MDI Products in NAFTA Region.....II-3
2005 & 2006.....II-3
Leading Players Run on Price Hikes.....II-3
BASF Hikes MDI Prices.....II-3
2003 & 2004.....II-3
Dow Announces Hike in Prices of Pure and Polymeric MDI Products.....II-3
Huntsman Hikes Prices of Polymeric MDI, TDI, and a Series of Polyols.....II-3
1$100
   Prior to 2003.....II-4
Dow Increases MDI and Rigid Polyols Prices.....II-4
Bayer Increases Prices of MDI, TDI, and Polyols.....II-4
1$100
   Chemical Composition.....II-5
Properties.....II-5
Production Process.....II-5
1$100
   Types of MDI.....II-6
Replacement Product.....II-6
Applications of MDI.....II-6
Overview.....II-6
1$100
   MDI in Wood Panel Production.....II-71$100
   Comparative Analysis of MDI and UF Resins in Bonded Products.....II-8
CFC Reduction.....II-8
Elastomers.....II-8
Health Issues.....II-8
1$100
   History.....II-9
Raw Materials and Complementary Products.....II-9
Aniline – A Key Raw Material.....II-9
Formaldehyde.....II-9
MDI and TDI – A Comparison.....II-9
1$100
   Table 2: Leading Players in the World Market for TDI (2001) – Manufacturing Capacity in Millions of Pounds Per Annum by Company for BASF, Bayer, Dow, Lyondell and Rubicon (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-10
1$300
   Polyurethane (Foamed Plastics).....II-11
Product Overview.....II-11
Production Process.....II-11
1$100
   Raw Material Market.....II-12
Environment Regulations.....II-12
The Polypropylene Switch.....II-12
Recycling.....II-12
Various Forms of Polyurethane.....II-12
Thermoplastic Polyurethane.....II-12
1$100
   Elastomeric Polyurethane RIM Systems.....II-13
Composite Polyurethane RIM Systems.....II-13
1$100
   Structural Foam Polyurethane RIM Systems.....II-14
Solid Polyurethane Rim Systems.....II-14
Elastomeric and Structural Polyurethane Spray Systems.....II-14
Polyurethane Systems for Resin Transfer Molding.....II-14
1$100
   Polyurethane Prepolymers for Cast Elastomers.....II-15
Major End Use Applications.....II-15
CASE Applications.....II-15
1$100
   Sealants.....II-16
Adh esives.....II-16
1$100
   Automobiles.....II-17
Construction.....II-17
Appliances.....II-17
Rigid Foams.....II-17
1$100
   Flexible Foams.....II-18
Non-Polyurethane Applications of MDI.....II-18
Elastomers.....II-18
Adhesives and Sealants.....II-18
Industry Preview.....II-18
Dependence on Core End-Users Health.....II-18
1$100
   Environmental Concerns.....II-19
Brighter Side of the Industry.....II-19
Expected Growth in Consumerism.....II-19
Ample Opportunities for Overseas Expansion.....II-19
Niche Players And Adhesives: A Profile.....II-19
Adhesives and Sealants Market Trends: A Retrospect View.....II-19
Global Markets and Trans-national Migration.....II-19
1$100
   Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Demand Trends.....II-20
Trends in Adhesives Applications in Select End-use Sectors.....II-20
Adhesives for Automotives.....II-20
Packaging.....II-20
Paper and Board Industry.....II-20
Adhesives And Sealants Demystified.....II-20
1$100
   A Profile on Hot Melts: Revolution In Adhesives Technology.....II-211$100
   Emerging Technology: Polyurethanes.....II-221$100
   Technology Trends in Certain Select Adhesive Chemical Classes.....II-23
Acrylic Adhesives.....II-23
Cyanoacrylates.....II-23
Phenolic Adhesives.....II-23
Epoxy Adhesives.....II-23
1$100
   Pressure Sensitive Adhesives.....II-24
Radiation Cured Adhesives.....II-24
Silicone Adhesives.....II-24
Polyurethane Adhesives.....II-24
Polybutenes.....II-24
1$100
   Select Adhesive Product Trends in the Adhesives Industry.....II-25
EVA Elastomers.....II-25
Phenol.....II-25
Polyvinyl Alcohol.....II-25
Polyurethane Adhesives.....II-25
Synthetic Latex.....II-25
1$100
   Vinyl Acetate Ethylene (VA/E) Copolymer.....II-26
Ethyl Cyanoacrylates.....II-26
Epoxy.....II-26
Technology Trends.....II-26
Consciousness Amongst End-Users.....II-26
Practical Advantages Amidst Environmental Concerns.....II-26
1$100
   Environmental Concerns Against Growing Technology.....II-27
Super Glue: The Harbinger of Technological Revolution.....II-27
Mechanical Fasteners: Losing its Grip.....II-27
1$100
   Trends in Research and Technology Development.....II-28
New Technology and Product Launches.....II-28
Caratsch Hot Melt System.....II-28
Hot Melt Adhesive Films.....II-28
1$100
   Hot Melt Adhesive for Auto Industry.....II-29
Technology Advances in Hot Melts and Waterborne Systems.....II-29
Paints and Coatings.....II-29
Worldwide Market for Paints and Coatings.....II-29
1$100
   End-Uses of High Solid Coatings.....II-30
Kinds of Paints and Coatings.....II-30
Architectural Coatings.....II-30
1$100
   Product Coatings - OEM.....II-311$100
   Powder Coatings.....II-321$100
   Wood Coatings.....II-33
Special Purpose Coatings.....II-33
Changing Technology in the Paints and Coatings Market.....II-33
1$100
   Raw Materials Used.....II-34
Binders.....II-34
Synthetic Resins.....II-34
Alkyds.....II-34
Miscellaneous End Uses.....II-34
1$100
   Huntsman Initiates Design and Feasibility Studies to Enhance MDI Production.....II-35
Nippon Polyurethane Expands MDI Capacity.....II-35
Bayer Accelerates MDI Production.....II-35
Bayer MaterialScience Restructures New Martinsville Plant.....II-35
Dow Expands Manufacturing Capacity in Portugal.....II-35
1$100
   BASF to Set Up Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate Plant in China.....II-36
Kumho Mitsui Chemicals to Expand MDI Capacity.....II-36
Huntsman Acquires Majority Stake in Arabian Polyol.....II-36
Dow Plans Expansion of MDI Production Facility.....II-36
Dow Polyurethanes Acquires Hyperlast.....II-36
Basell to Acquire Huntsman.....II-36
1$100
   Bayer MaterialScience to Construct New Unit.....II-37
BASF Launches New Polyurethanes Manufacturing Facility in China.....II-37
BASF Plans Belgium Plant Expansion.....II-37
Bayer Expands Spanish MDI Plants.....II-37
Huntsman to Inaugurate Shanghai MDI Plants.....II-37
1$100
   Tosoh Corp to Acquire Hodogaya’s Stake in Nippon Polyurethane.....II-38
NPU Constructs New MDI Plant.....II-38
Crompton Merges with Great Lakes.....II-38
Yantai Wanhua Completes New MDI Project.....II-38
Bayer to Open New MDI Plant.....II-38
ITWC Purchases MDI Business of Air Products.....II-38
1$100
   BASF, Huntsman and Three Chinese Companies Form a US$1.12 – Billion Joint
  Venture.....II-39
Bayer Polymers to Increase MDI Capacity in Coajing.....II-39
Bayer-Shell Isocyanates N.V. (BSI) Ceases Operations.....II-39
Dow Chemical Builds New PMDI Facility.....II-39
Tosoh Corporation Constructs New Aniline Production Unit.....II-39
1$100
   BASF SE (Germany).....II-40
Bayer AG (Germany).....II-40
Bayer Material Science AG (Germany).....II-40
Bayer Material Science LLC (USA).....II-40
1$100
   BorsodChem Zrt (Hungary).....II-41
Chematur Engineering AB (Sweden).....II-41
Chemtura Corporation (USA).....II-41
Huntsman Corporation (USA).....II-41
1$100
   Huntsman Polyurethanes (Belgium).....II-42
ITWC Inc. (USA).....II-42
Mitsui Chemicals Polyurethanes, Inc. (Japan).....II-42
1$100
   Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-43
Rubicon LLC (US).....II-43
The Dow Chemical Company (USA).....II-43
Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane Co., Ltd (China).....II-43
1$100
   Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$300
   Table 4: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-451$300
   Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-461$300
   Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Flexible Foams by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-471$300
   Table 7: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Flexible Foams by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-481$300
   Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Flexible Foams by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-491$300
   Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Rigid Foams by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-501$300
   Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Rigid Foams by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-511$300
   Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Rigid Foams by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-521$300
   Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Paints & Coatings by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-531$300
   Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Paints & Coatings by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-541$300
   Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Paints & Coatings by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-551$300
   Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Adhesives & Sealants by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-561$300
   Table 16: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Adhesives & Sealants by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-571$300
   Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Adhesives & Sealants by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-581$300
   Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Elastomers by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-591$300
   Table 19: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Elastomers by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-601$300
   Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Elastomers by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-611$300
   Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-621$300
   Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-631$300
   Table 23: World 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) in Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-641$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Dominated by Few Players.....III-1
Table 24: Leading Players in the US Market for MDI (2004) – Manufacturing Capacity in Million Pounds by Producer for BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, and Rubicon (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1
Short-Term Outlook.....III-1
The Year 2001 Market Scenario.....III-1
1$150
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-21$75
   Key Players.....III-32$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-5
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-5
1$150
   Table 26: US Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-61$150
   Table 27: US 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-7
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-8
Current & Future Analysis.....III-8
Table 28: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-8
1$150
   Table 29: Canadian Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-91$150
   Table 30: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-10
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-11
Current & Future Analysis.....III-11
Leading Players.....III-11
PU Consumption.....III-11
Automotives.....III-11
Foam Furnishings.....III-11
Regulations.....III-11
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-12
Key Players.....III-12
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-13
Table 31: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-13
1$150
   Table 32: Japanese Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-141$150
   Table 33: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-16
Current & Future Analysis.....III-16
Table 34: Leading Players in the European MDI Market (2006 & 2007 (E)): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Bayer, Dow, BASF, Huntsman, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
1$150
   Polyurethane Market in Central Europe.....III-17
B. Market Analytics.....III-17
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
1$150
   Table 36: European Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18

Table 37: European 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
1$150
   Table 38: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment - Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19

Table 39: European Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment - Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
1$150
   Table 40: European 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-21
Current & Future Analysis.....III-21
Table 41: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$150
   Table 42: French Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22

Table 43: French 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams,Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
2$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-24
Current & Future Analysis.....III-24
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-24
1$75
   Key Players.....III-251$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-26
Table 44: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26

Table 45: German Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$150
   Table 46: German 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Group/Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-28
Current & Future Analysis.....III-28
Table 47: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
1$150
   Table 48: Italian Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-291$150
   Table 49: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-31
Current & Future Analysis.....III-31
Table 50: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$150
   Table 51: UK Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-321$150
   Table 52: UK 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-34
Current & Future Analysis.....III-34
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-34
1$75
   Key Players.....III-351$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-36
Table 53: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   Table 54: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-371$150
   Table 55: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-39
Current & Future Analysis.....III-39
PU Consumption.....III-39
Major Players.....III-39
A Peek into Recent Past.....III-39
Table 56: Leading Players in MDI Market in Asia-Pacific (2001) – Capacity Addition by Company for BASF, BASF/Huntsman, Bayer, and Mitsui Takeda (in 000 tpa) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39
1$150
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-401$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-41
Table 57: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41

Table 58: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$150
   Table 59: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42

Table 60: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42
1$150
   Table 61: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012.....III-43

Table 62: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-44
Current & Future Analysis.....III-44
Major Market for Polyurethane.....III-44
A Holistic Scan of Pure MDI Market in China.....III-44
1$75
   Table 63: Leading Producers of Pure MDI in China (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Production for Yantai Wanhua, Nippon Polyurethane, BASF, Bayer, Huntsman, Dow Chemical, Kumho-Mitsui, and Mitsui Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
Outlook.....III-45
Polyurethane Foam Plastics.....III-45
Polyurethane Elastomers.....III-45
Polyurethane Adhesives.....III-45
Polyurethane Coatings.....III-45
Polyurethane Fibers.....III-45
1$150
   Rise in Capacities.....III-46
Consumption by MDI Type.....III-46
A Peek into Recent Past.....III-46
Price Trends in 2004.....III-46
MDI Consumption and Price Trends in 2003.....III-46
1$75
   The Market in 2001.....III-47
Chinese Polyurethane Industry.....III-47
Table 64: Chinese Market for Polyurethane and Related Raw Materials (2000) – Imports and Exports in Tons by Product Category for Polyether (in primary foam), Polyester (in other forms), Polyurethane (in primary form), Toluene diisocyanate (TDI), Xylene diisocyanate, Diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), and Hexamethylene diisocyanate (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47
1$150
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-481$75
   Key Player.....III-49
B. Market Analytics.....III-49
Table 65: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
1$150
   Table 66: Chinese Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-501$150
   Table 67: Chinese 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-52
Current & Future Analysis.....III-52
Overview of Select Markets.....III-52
India.....III-52
South Korea.....III-52
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-53
Table 68: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53

Table 69: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
1$150
   Table 70: Rest of Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-54
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-55
Current & Future Analysis.....III-55
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-55
B. Market Analytics.....III-55
Table 71: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-55
1$150
   Table 72: Middle East Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-561$150
   Table 73: Middle East 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-58
Current & Future Analysis.....III-58
Table 74: South American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Rest of South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58
1$150
   Table 75: South American Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Rest of South American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59

Table 76: South American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59
1$150
   Table 77: South American Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-60

Table 78: South American 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Rest of South American Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-60
1$150
   Table 79: South American 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-61
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-62
Current & Future Analysis.....III-62
Table 80: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-62
1$150
   Table 81: Brazilian Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-631$150
   Table 82: Brazilian 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-64
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-65
Current & Future Analysis.....III-65
Table 83: Mexican Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-65
1$150
   Table 84: Mexican Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-661$150
   Table 85: Mexican 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-67
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-68
Current & Future Analysis.....III-68
Table 86: Argentinean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-68
1$150
   Table 87: Argentinean Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-691$150
   Table 88: Argentinean 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams,Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-70
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-71
Current & Future Analysis.....III-71
Table 89: Venezuelan Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-71
1$150
   Table 90: Venezuelan Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-721$150
   Table 91: Venezuelan 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-73
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-74
Current & Future Analysis.....III-74
Table 92: Rest of South American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74
1$150
   Table 93: Rest of South American Long-term Projections for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-751$150
   Table 94: Rest of South American 10-Year Perspective for Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives j& Sealants, Elastomers, and Others Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-761$150
    
 
 


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