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1. Introduction Rigid Foam Products

Introduction
This is the third volume in a series of eight, examining the market for polyurethane chemicals and their use in the manufacture of polyurethane products in South America. This volume focuses specifically on polyurethane rigid foam.

The titles of all eight volumes are:
Volume 1: Raw Materials
Volume 2: Flexible Foam
Volume 3: Rigid Foam
Volume 4: Coatings
Volume 5: Adhesives & Sealants
Volume 6: Elastomers
Volume 7: Binders
Volume 8: End-use Markets

Each volume can be used alone and includes a summary containing details of the total use of polyurethane chemicals. This new study revises and updates IAL’s research of the polyurethane industry in South America. It builds upon ongoing research into various sectors conducted in recent years. The information contained within this report is based upon an extensive programme of interviews throughout the industry, involving raw materials producers and suppliers, end users, systems houses and relevant trade
associations and industry experts.

The research for this report was undertaken during the second half of 2013, when respondents were able to discuss figures for the full year of 2013. This report contains both PU rigid foam production and raw material consumption figures for the year 2013 and forecasts to 2018.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This report describes the supply and demand of raw materials in the following countries: This volume provides information relating to the production of PU rigid foam and
related consumption of the principal PU raw materials, with estimates for 2013 and forecasts for 2018.

METHODOLOGY
Information provided in this volume has been obtained from existing in-house data and an extensive programme of interviews with leading product manufacturers,
trade associations, raw materials producers and systems houses across South America. Published data and statistics have also been reviewed in order to produce as accurate figures as possible for the consumption of raw materials in the production of polyurethane products. Forecasts for the production of PU products and consumption of raw materials have been calculated for the year 2018, based upon industry and economic forecasts as well as upon other relevant commercial and technical issues likely to affect individual market sectors and products. Detailed market analyses of all product sectors are presented in the relevant volumes. Slight discrepancies in the totals may occur, due to rounding.

PRODUCTS AND END-USES
The production of polyurethane rigid foam and related raw material demand is broken down as follows:
- Rigid-Faced Panels (continuous & discontinuous sandwich panels)
- Flexible-Faced Panels (boardstock)
- Slabstock (bunstock or block foam)
- Sprayed Foam (SPF)
- Refrigeration (commercial & domestic appliances)
- Aerosol Gap Filling (OCF –One Component Foam)
- Argentina
- Brazil
- Chile
- Colombia
- Peru
- Venezuela
- Rest of South America
Moulded Rigid Foam
- Pipe-in-pipe Insulation
- Other –Non-specific

UNITS OF VOLUME
All the volumes quoted in this report relate to tonnes of finished product and tonnes of raw material consumed, unless otherwise stated.

FORECASTS
The forecasts included in this report are based upon industry comments and economic indicators. It can be difficult to present a summary of forecasts for all the various types of polyurethane materials because of the many different factors which may affect the market. Manufacturers themselves are often unable to agree whether a market will increase or decrease, preferring instead to quote the factors most likely to influence it. Forecasts for changes in production by product type and by each application are given for each country covered in this report. These are five-year forecasts, derived from industry comments and expectations, both from the end users and raw material sectors of the polyurethane industry. Forecasts for production in 2018 are given alongside the actual production figures provided for 2013. Additional statistical information to support the market figures for each end-use sector is provided in Volume 8 of this report.

FORMULATIONS
The multitude of proprietary formulations used in the various product sectors of the polyurethanes industry means that a number of assumptions have to be necessarily made with respect to product formulations. In this section, the assumptions made (expressed as % w/w formulations) in calculating raw material consumption by product are presented. Since volumes are derived from the below formulations, figures therefore are presented as exact figures.
Indicative Formulations
Rigid Foam: Raw Material Formulations Used in South America (% w/w)
End-use Market PMDI Standard
Polyether Polyol
Polyester
Polyol*
Total Isocyanate
& Polyol
Other
Materials
Total
Panels - Flexible Faced 64 2 26 92 8 100
Panels – Rigid Faced Continuous 60 17 15 92 8 100
Panels - Rigid Faced
Discontinuous 60 17 15 92 8 100
Slabstock Rigid Foam 60 25 7 92 8 100
Sprayed Rigid Foam 50 10 30 90 10 100
Aerosol Gap Filling Foam (OCF) 45 23 0 68 32 100
Pipe-in-Pipe Insulation 60 17 17 94 6 100
Refrigeration Rigid Foam 59 30 1 90 10 100
Moulded Rigid Foam 60 30 0 90 10 100
Other – Non-specific 60 30 3 93 7 100

List of Abbreviations Used
APP Aromatic polyester polyol
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons
DMT Dimethyl terephthalate
EPS Expanded polystyrene
GWP Global warming potential
HBCD Hexabromocyclododecane
HCFC Hydro chlorofluorocarbons
HDI Hexamethylene di-isocyanate
HFA Hydrofluoroalkane
HFC Hydrofluorocarbons
HVAC Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
KPU Component(s) polyurethane
LNG Liquefied natural gas
MDI Methylene bis (4-phenyl isocyanate)
MMDI Monomeric MDI (pure)
NCO Isocyanate
NDI 1,5-naphthalene di-isocyanate
OCF One component foam
ODP Ozone depletion potential
OEM Original equipment manufacturer
OH Polyol
OSB Oriented strand board
PET Polyethylene terephthalate
PIR Polyisocyanurate
PMDI Polymeric MDI (crude)
PPDI Paraphenylene di-isocyanate
PPG Polypropylene glycol
PTHF Polytetrahydrofuran
PU Polyurethane
PUR Polyurethane
PVC Polyvinyl chloride
SIP Structural insulated panel
SPF Spray Polyurethane Foam
TCPP Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate
TDI Toluene 2,4-di-isocyanate
TMXDI Tetramethyl xylene di-isocyanate
XPS Extruded polystyrene

Table Of Contents

Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in South America 2014 - Volume 3 Rigid Foam
Table of Contents
Volume 3 Rigid Foam Products
Title Page Rigid Foam Products
1. Introduction Rigid Foam Products
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Indicative Formulations 4
1.3 Abbreviations 5
2. Rigid Foam Market Trends
2.1 Rigid Foam Trends 6
3. Key Market Players
3.1 Leading Producers of Rigid Foam Panels 16
3.2 Leading Producers of SPF/OCF Foam 17
3.3 Leading Producers of In-Situ Foam 18
4.1 South America Rigid Foam
4.1.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 19
4.1.2 Forecast Raw Material Consumption 20
4.1.3 PU Production by Country and Type 21
4.1.4 Forecast PU Production by Country and Type 22
4.1.5 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 23
4.2 Argentina
4.2.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 24
4.2.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 25
4.2.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 26
4.3 Brazil
4.3.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 27
4.3.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 28
4.3.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 29
4.4 Chile
4.4.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 30
4.4.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 31
4.4.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 32
4.5 Colombia
4.5.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 33
4.5.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 34
4.5.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 35
4.6 Peru
4.6.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 36
4.6.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 37
4.6.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 38
4.7 Venezuela
4.7.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 39
4.7.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 40
4.7.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 41
4.8 Rest of South America
4.8.1 Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 42
4.8.2 Forecast Rigid Foam Raw Material Consumption 43
4.8.3 Growth in Production of Rigid Foam 44

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