European Chemicals Update Q1 2017

In this addition of the European Chemicals Update, Q1 2017, we evaluate the key trends in the global polyurethane and polycarbonate markets.

Polyurethane is one of the most versatile and durable plastic materials.  The global market size accounted for 15.2 million tons in 2015, and it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4% between 2015 and 2020.

Polycarbonate is a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic that is particularly useful when products require impact resistance and/or transparency. Global polycarbonate demand in 2015 was 3.8 million tons and it is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 4% between 2015 and 2020.

Also, featured in our report is Frank H. Lutz, CFO at Covestro, a leading high-tech polymer supplier.  This interview gives his views on the market, their experiences and Covestro's strategic initiatives.

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