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The MDI market in CIS was estimated to be 252 kilo tons in 2010 and increased to 265.9 kilo ton in 2011. The market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2013 to 2018. In terms of revenues, the market was estimated to be worth USD 645.1 million in 2010. 
The growing demand from end use industries such as construction, furniture and home appliances is the major factor driving the market for MDI. Availability of abundant natural resources in the form of crude oil and natural gas (especially in Russia) is also propelling the growth of MDI market in the CIS. However, the market is inhibited by volatile pricing characteristics of benzene. Phosgene free MDI production process provides immense opportunities for participants to minimize the impact of MDI on environment and at the same time attain sustainability. 
The CIS demand for MDI in paints and coatings industry was estimated to be 37.9 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 55.6 kilo tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2013 to 2018. 
In terms of revenues, the market was estimated to be worth USD 91.9 million in 2011 and is expected to reach a market worth USD 158.6 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2013 to 2018. 
MDI (Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) is an important aromatic diisocyanate, predominantly used in the production of polyurethane resins. Particularly, MDI is a key raw material for the production of rigid polyurethane foams which are used in construction, refrigerators, freezers etc. as insulation packing. Apart from polyurethanes, MDI also finds critical applications in paints, coatings, elastomers, adhesives and sealants. 
The various processes of manufacturing MDI follow a common chemical process. Firstly, aniline and formaldehyde react to produce diphenylmethanediamine (MDA). Secondly, MDA is then reacted with phosgene to produce MDI. 
However, the conventional process is controversial to some extent as it involves phosgene, which is highly toxic in nature. Also, formation of hydrochloric acid (HCl) as a by-product is a key issue as it is highly corrosive in nature and increases equipment maintenance costs. 
The MDI distribution channel comprises of suppliers of the aromatic diisocyanates, TDI, polyurethane and the associated polyols. The producers of MDI also produce polyols among the major global players and some end up producing intermediates for making diisocyanates and polyols. BASF and Bayer have a diversified portfolio of raw materials. Dow mainly produces polyols whereas Huntsman produces MDI. Apart from system houses of these companies, there are many other independent system houses producing diisocyanates from customized applications. Some of the system houses producing diisocyanates are customized for some specific sectors like coatings or adhesives. 
The major players like BASF, Bayer, Dow and Huntsman produce the diisocyanates and polyols along with some of the PU additives and modifiers. The diisocyanates and PU industry serves a wide range of manufacturing industries such as construction, appliances, automotive, footwear, furniture, bedding industries, etc. It is also supplied to other applications such as adhesives, coatings, sealants, elastomers and binders to a large number of other industries.
This report segments, estimates and forecasts the MDI market in CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region along with its regional demand for Russia, Ukraine and other CIS nations. The report focuses on MDI consumption level along with the major drivers and restraints prevailing in the CIS market. The research report estimates and forecast the MDI consumption in CIS with respect to volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The report also includes raw material and pricing analysis for MDI in the CIS region for better understanding of the market. This report also analyzes the value chain for MDI to understand the market from both the supply and the demand side. 
This study analyzes the competitive landscape in detail, providing company market share analysis along with the company profiles of leading companies operating in the CIS MDI market. The inclusion of the same will help our clients to analyze the competition prevailing in the market. Major MDI producing companies profiled in this report include BASF, Bayer, Huntsman, Dow Chemical Company, Yantai Wanhua and Mitsui Chemicals. The company profiles in the research report include company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments for each of the companies mentioned above, which will help assess competition prevailing in the market. 
The MDI consumption volumes and revenues for the CIS region were estimated through the means of secondary research and were further validated with the C level executives and top level managers of leading MDI producers in CIS through the means of primary interviews. The primary interviews were conducted both by telephone calls and by exchanging e-mails. We derived our final results based on both primary and secondary research. 
This research was carried out to analyze and measure the consumption trend of MDI exclusively for the CIS region including Russia, Ukraine and other countries the CIS region. The research report showcases major MDI producers in CIS and demand by application and geography. It covers all the major segments of the MDI market, historical data from 2010 - 2012 and statistically refined forecast from 2013 to 2018 for the segments covered. The research provides a comprehensive assessment of the strategies and winning imperatives by segmenting the MDI market as below:
MDI Market, by Application:
  • Rigid Foam
  • Flexible Foam 
  • Paints and Coatings 
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Elastomers and Binders
The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the following geographical markets:
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Other CIS Countries
The in-depth research and high level analysis will allow MDI manufacturers, lawmakers, large retailers and research and development agencies to make informed decisions about MDI manufacturing, designing marketing, growth strategies and thus gain competitive advantage.

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