Overview

The Argus Isocyanates service delivers a global view of the isocyanates market, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single service. 

You get weekly price assessments for MDI and TDI, plus short-term fundamentals analysis including plant operating status, trade flows and demand drivers. 

A PDF report is delivered to your inbox each week and you get 24/7 access to a powerful, customizable dashboard displaying prices alongside the latest market news, analysis and commentary.

 

Key features

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Global service

Global coverage, news and analysis in a single, concise and integrated service.

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Regional prices

Prices assessments for MDI and TDI across the world based on a clear and transparent methodology.

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Feedstocks and base chemicals

See how crude and naphtha feedstocks and base chemicals like benzene, toluene and chlor-alkali play a role in your business.

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Fundamentals analysis

Plant operating status, trade flows and demand drivers.

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Dynamic dashboard

Powerful, real-time visualization tool designed to help you analyse your commodity markets faster.

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Access to specialists

Argus’ experienced and respected experts know your markets.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Isocyanates service is essential for anyone exposed to Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) and Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) prices and seeking a perspective on the marketplace. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Producers and traders of benzene and toluene

    Use our global price data, capacity lost analysis and market commentary to analyse the performance of MDI and TDI, budget planning and price negotiations with customers.  
  • Producers of chlor-alkali

    Use our MDI and TDI price data, capacity lost analysis and market analysis to understand the performance of key isocyanate customers, a major chlorine derivative, as well as to gain insights in HCl by-product production.
  • MDI and TDI producers

    Use our price assessments to support contract negotiations. Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for negotiations, budget planning and weekly commercial management strategies.

 

 

  • Traders and distributors

    Use our global price data, regional market analysis, and capacity lost analysis to review arbitrage and trade opportunities, and to support price negotiations. 
  • Consumers of isocyanates

    Use our MDI and TDI price assessments to support contract negotiations; use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for internal reporting and budget planning. 
  • Investors and banks

    Use price data to model listed companies producing, or with major spend on, isocyanates. Use our global market analysis and news to keep abreast of latest market dynamics.