ARGUS Isocyanates

Argus Isocyanates service gives you access to weekly price assessments for MDI and TDI, plus short-term fundamentals analysis including plant operating status, trade flows and demand drivers. 

The service provides a global view of the industry, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single report.

As well as a weekly market report, you can access a powerful, customizable dashboard displaying prices for MDI and TDI alongside the latest market news, analysis and commentary.

Argus Isocyanates also draws on insight from across the Argus portfolio to provide an integrated view along the isocyanate value chain, giving downstream end-users visibility on the base chemical feedstocks used to produce isocyanates.

Industry participants along the polyurethanes value chain can use Argus Isocyanates price data, market analysis, news and polyurethane formulation calculator to make better sales, marketing, procurement and trading decisions.

Used in combination with Argus Propylene Oxide and Derivatives, the two services provide comprehensive coverage of the polyurethanes industry.

Global markets covered

  • Oil-related feedstocks: crude, naphtha
  • Key base chemical precursors: benzene, toluene, chlor-alkali
  • Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI)
    • Polymeric MDI (PMDI)
    • Monomeric MDI (MMDI)
  • Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)

Key benefits

  • Global and local insights in a single report: Get a weekly global price report covering all the major regions
  • Integrated view along the polyurethane value chain: Including data and insight on propylene, propylene oxide, polyols and propylene glycol
  • Negotiate contracts: Use independent and transparent price assessments
  • Expertise you can trust: Rely on experienced and respected Argus experts to help you stay competitive in the global isocyanates market

Key features

  • Global pricing of MDI and TDI with official assessments for the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific
  • An integrated view along the isocyanate value chain
    • Information on crude, naphtha
    • Commentary and pricing trends for key base chemical precursors: benzene, toluene, chlor-alkali
  • Weekly regional commentary reviewing the key market and price drivers of MDI and TDI referencing:
    • New plant start ups
    • Maintenance outages
    • Trade flows
    • Production costs and economics
    • Demand evolution
  • Global Capacity Lost Analysis
  • Argus Polyurethane Formulation Calculator
  • The latest news and market analysis
  • Weekly PDF report delivered to your email inbox
  • Online access to Argus Direct for the latest insights
  • Powerful, customizable dashboard displaying the latest prices, market news, analysis and commentary

Customers that benefit

  • Upstream base chemical manufacturers, supplying to isocyanate producers
  • Producers of MDI and TDI involved in selling isocyanates
  • Traders and distributors moving product intra and inter regionally
  • Polyurethane foam manufacturers, including flexible, rigid, and spray foam
  • System houses looking to buy isocyanates and produce unique blends for a specific customer/application
  • Consumers of isocyanates involved in sectors including construction, comfort, automotive, appliances, CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers), Wood Composites, Binders, Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
  • Chemical equity analysts covering listed companies active in the polyurethanes industry, ranging from the producers of isocyanates to major construction companies

Argus’ in-depth data and insight are delivered by experts across the value chain, from wellhead to warehouse, located in 26 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres.


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