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The information contained within these reports is fully updated from the previous edition of IAL’s in-depth report on Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in South America, published in March 2012, and include the countries of North America for the first time. These reports present market data according to individual PU product types and contain the very latest information and industry developments.

Geographical coverage of the report is as follows:

North America
• Canada
• Mexico
• USA

South America
• Argentina
• Brazil
• Chile
• Colombia
• Peru
• Venezuela
• Rest of South America

The report provides, by country, consumption estimates for the following polyurethane raw materials for 2013 and forecasts for 2018.

• MDI (MMDI & PMDI)
• TDI
• Aliphatic Isocyanates
• Standard Polyether Polyol
• Polyether Graft Copolymer Polyol
• Polyester Polyols (aliphatic & aromatic)
• PTHF Polyol
• Acrylic Polyol

Table Of Contents

Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in the Americas - 1st Edition - Major End-use Markets
1. INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 2
1.2 METHODOLOGY 3
1.3 PRODUCTS AND END-USES 3
1.4 UNITS OF VOLUME 4
1.5 FORECASTS 4
2. AUTOMOTIVE 5
2.1 WORLD AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5
2.2 AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION IN NAFTA 6
2.3 AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AMERICA 9
2.4 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN THE
AMERICAS 14
2.4.1 Plastics Consumption in the Automotive Industry 14
2.4.2 Total Production of Polyurethane Used in the Automotive Industry by End Use 15
2.5 MARKET TRENDS and INFLUENCES 16
2.5.1 Automotive Production 16
2.5.2 Polyurethane Usage 17
3. BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION 22
3.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW NORTH AMERICA 22
3.1.1 United States 22
3.1.2 Canada 26
3.1.3 Mexico 28
3.2 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW SOUTH AMERICA 30
3.2.1 Argentina 30
3.2.2 Bolivia 31
3.2.3 Brazil 32
3.2.4 Chile 32
3.2.5 Colombia 33
3.2.6 Ecuador 34
3.2.7 Peru 34
3.2.8 Uruguay 35
3.2.9 Venezuela 35
3.3 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN THE
AMERICAS 36
3.3.1 Sandwich Panels 37
3.3.2 Spray Foam 39
3.3.3 One Component Foam (OCF) 40
3.3.4 Pipe-in-Pipe/Pre-insulated Pipe 41
3.3.5 Slabstock 41
3.3.6 Coatings 41
3.3.7 Adhesives and Sealants 42
Insulated Glazing 42
Construction Sealants 43
Construction Adhesives 43
3.4 MARKET TRENDS and INFLUENCES 44
4. FOOTWEAR 49
4.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 49
4.1.1 Global Footwear Market 49
4.1.2 Global Footwear Production 49
4.2 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANES WITHIN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY IN THE AMERICAS 55
4.3 MARKET TRENDS and INFLUENCES 57
5. FURNITURE and BEDDING 60
5.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 60
5.1.1 Introduction 60
5.1.2 The Furniture Industry in North America 61
5.1.3 The Furniture Industry in South America 73
Argentina 73
Brazil 73
Colombia 74
Peru 74
5.2 MAJOR USES OF POLYURETHANES IN THE N FURNITURE and BEDDING INDUSTRY IN
THE AMERICAS 75
5.3 MARKET TRENDS AND INFLUENCES 76
6. REFRIGERATION 81
6.1 NORTH AMERICA 81 United States 81 Canada 83 Mexico 84
6.2 SOUTH AMERICA 85 Argentina 85 Brazil 86 Colombia 87 Venezuela 88
6.3 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANE IN THE REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY IN THE
AMERICAS 88
6.4 MARKET TRENDS AND INFLUENCES 89
TABLE OF TABLES
1. INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 2
1.2 METHODOLOGY 3
1.3 PRODUCTS AND END-USES 3
1.4 UNITS OF VOLUME 4
1.5 FORECASTS 4
2. AUTOMOTIVE 5
2.1 WORLD AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5 Worldwide Vehicle Production, 2011-2013 (‘000s) 5 Worldwide Vehicle Production, 2011-2013 (‘000s) 5 Top 10 Worldwide Vehicle Manufacturers*, 2012 (units) 6
2.2 AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION IN NAFTA 6 Automotive Production in NAFTA, 2009-2013 (No. of Vehicles) 7
2.3 AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AMERICA 9
2.4 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN THE
AMERICAS 14 Total Americas Production of Polyurethane used in the Automotive Sector by End Use, 2013-2018
(Tonnes) 15
2.5 MARKET TRENDS and INFLUENCES 16
3. BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION 22
3.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW NORTH AMERICA 22 Summary of US Housing Activity, 2009-2013 (‘000 Units) 22 US Spending on Home Improvements by Type, 2010 (% Share) 26 Canadian Housing Starts 1995-2013 28 Mexican Construction Market Characteristics, 2010-2012 (US$ Billions) 29
3.2 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW SOUTH AMERICA 30
3.3 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN THE
AMERICAS 36 Total Americas Production of Polyurethane used in the Construction Sector by Product Type, 2013-
2018 (Tonnes) 37
3.4 MARKET TRENDS and INFLUENCES 44
4. FOOTWEAR 49
4.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 49 Global Footwear Production by Region, 2010-2016 (Million Pairs) 49 World Footwear Soling Material Production by Regions, 2010-2016 (Ktonnes) . 50 World Polyurethane Soling Demand by Regions, 2010-2016 (Ktonnes) 50
4.2 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANES WITHIN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY IN THE
AMERICAS 55 Total Americas Production of PU Used in the Footwear Industry by Type, 2013-2018 (Tonnes) 56
4.3 MARKET TRENDS and INFLUENCES 57
5. FURNITURE and BEDDING 60
5.1 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 60 Estimated World Furniture Production by Country/Region, 2011 (% Share) 60
5.2 MAJOR USES OF POLYURETHANES IN THE N FURNITURE and BEDDING INDUSTRY IN
THE AMERICAS 75 Total Americas Production of PU Flexible Foam Used in the Furniture and Bedding Industry by Type,
2013-2018 (Tonnes) 75
5.3 MARKET TRENDS AND INFLUENCES 76
6. REFRIGERATION 81
6.1 NORTH AMERICA 81 US Shipments of Insulated Appliances, 2010-2012 (Units) 82 Annual Average Energy Consumption in Canada by Type of Appliance, 1990-2010 (kWh/year) .. 83 Energy Star Qualified Appliances as a Percentage of Total Shipments in Canada, 2006-2010 (%) . 83 Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in the Americas- Volume 8 End-use Markets
Shipments of Refrigerators and Freezers in Canada, 2010-2011 (‘000 Units) 83 Appliance Stock by Type in Canada, 2006-2010 (‘000s) 84 Mexico's Global Exports of Selected Household Appliances, 2011 85
6.2 SOUTH AMERICA 85
6.3 MAJOR USES FOR POLYURETHANE IN THE REFRIGERATION INDUSTRY IN THE AMERICAS 88 Total Americas Production of PU Rigid Foam Used in the Refrigeration Industry, 2013-2018 (Tonnes) .. 89
6.4 MARKET TRENDS AND INFLUENCES 89

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