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BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

Buildings require extensive installations of services, embellishments and finishing, which together can cost more than the bricks and cement. Plastics and polymers provide much of these additions to the basic fabric of the building.

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The construction and building industry is a substantial consumer of chemicals and plastics - mainly for pipes, cables, roofing and flooring, windows and doors, insulation, and accessories such as washers. The main types of plastic used in the construction sector are acrylic, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC. High strength, corrosion resistance, durability, low maintenance, poor conductivity and low flammability make them suitable for a wide variety of applications.

PVC is one of the main plastics used in buildings and construction as it is strong, durable and fire resistant, ideal for wires and cable and flooring and especially rainwater goods.

Rigid polyurethane foams are used to provide noise and thermal insulation in walls and roofs. Adhesives and sealants are used for many applications including carpet, floor underlay and ceramic tiles.

Concrete, mortar and grout utilise special additives such as VAM derivatives for bonding, temperature and water resistance and other applications. There is growing use of superplasticisers in concrete mixing.

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ACETIC ACID • VINYL ACETATE

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Vinyl Acetate Monomer

Applications: Adhesives

Ethyl Acetate

Applications: Paints | Coatings

Polyvinyl Alcohol

Applications: Safety Glass | Architectural Glass

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ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Acrylic Acid

Applications: Cement Additive

Ethyl Acrylate

Applications: Water-based Paints | Adhesives

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Windows | Advertising Signs

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyether Polyols

Applications: Rigid & Flexible Foams

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Rigid Foams for Construction & Insulation | Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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PVC

Applications: Window Frames | Rigid Pipes & Tubing | Guttering | House Sidings | Roofing

MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Production - Foams, Coatings, Insulation

TDI

Applications: Coatings | Adhesives | Sealants

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Polyamide Resin

Applications: Cable Ties

Polycarbonate Resin

Applications: Extruded Sheets

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EPOXY RESINS & CO-REACTANTS

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Epoxy Resins

Applications: Coatings | Adhesives | Composites

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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODs

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Ethylene Oxide

Applications: Cement Superplasticiser

Ethanolamines

Applications: Cement Grinding

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MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • 1,4-BUTANEDIOL & DERIVATIVES

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UPR

Applications: Construction | Pipes | Tanks

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Rigid Foams for Construction & Insulation | Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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Phthalic Anhydride

Applications: UPR Production

UPR

Applications: Construction | Pipes | Tanks | Cement

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Rigid Foams for Construction & Insulation | Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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PHENOL • ACETONE & DERIVATIVES

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Phenol

Applications: Phenolic Resins for Moulding Powders

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Windows | Advertising Signs

Polycarbonate Resin

Applications: Extruded Sheets

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CONSTRUCTION

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PLASTICISERS • OXO ALCOHOLS

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Phthalic Anhydride

Applications: UPR Production

DOP

Applications: Flexible PVC | Draught Excluders

DINP

Applications: Flexible PVC | Draught Excluders

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Phenol

Applications: Phenolic Resins for Moulding Powders

Polyamide Resin

Applications: Cable Ties

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Polyurethane & UPR Production

Polyester Filament

Applications: Conveyor Belts | Awnings | Geotextiles

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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Toluene

Applications: Explosives

MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Production - Foams, Coatings, Insulation

TDI

Applications: Coatings | Adhesives | Sealants

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Component of UPR for Coatings & Composites

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Rigid & Flexible Foams

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Rigid Foams for Construction & Insulation | Performance Coatings | Elastomers | Flexible Foams

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FIBRES & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyester Filament

Applications: Conveyor Belts | Awnings | Geotextiles

Polypropylene Fibre

Applications: Geotextiles | Bulk Storage Bags

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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UPR

Applications: Construction | Pipes | Tanks | Cement

Isophthalic Acid

Applications: Polyurethane & UPR Production

Phthalic Anhydride

Applications: UPR Production

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Component of UPR for Coatings & Composites

Styrene

Applications: Component of UPR for Coatings & Composites

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POLYOLEFINS

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HDPE

Applications: Damp Courses | Wall Insulation

Polypropylene

Applications: Sheeting

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AROMATICS

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Toluene

Applications: Explosives

Styrene

Applications: ABS Production

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and commercialisation of chemicals, polymers and fibres, to allow informed decisions by buyers, sellers, marketers, commercial planners and company executives in building and construction industries. Such services, aimed at immediate commercial needs, are accompanied by supply-demand analyses aimed at supplying deeply researched data in support of long-term planning.

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides monthly reports on many of the plastics used in building construction, including PVC, HDPA and ABS for pipes, polystyrene and polyurethane foam for insulation, and polycarbonate and PMMA for glazing. Baths and shower trays can be made from fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester resins. The reports monitor markets worldwide to describe pricing, trading and the market situation for such materials.

Extensive data are collected and compiled in databases on the supply and demand of the polymers used in building construction.

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A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of The Key Factors Shaping World Chemical Markets

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CHEM-FORESIGHT

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CHEMICAL BUSINESS FOCUS

A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of The Key Factors Shaping World Chemical Markets

  • Market Analysis
  • Price Data
  • Trade Tables
  • Plant & Project Reviews
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GLOBAL CHEMICAL DATA

Comprehensive, On-Line Data & Statistics. History, Forecasts & Analysis

  • Supply, Demand & Trade
  • Companies & Plants
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CHEM-NETFACTS

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CHEM-FORESIGHT

Short-term price forecasts for individual chemicals set in crude oil scenarios looking forward 18 months

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