This webinar will provide a review of Methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) markets, with commentary on properties, end markets, US and global production capacities and projects. A summary of identified market trends and global outlook for MDI and TDI will also be provided. The webinar will conclude with a regulatory update for raw material suppliers, formulators and end users of isocyanate based products from ASC’s Director of Government Relations Mark Collatz.
Ron Coifman is an ICIS editor for the polyols and isocyanates US price reports, and for the Latin American reports on caustic soda, PVC and PET. He has also reported on US polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene markets for ICIS and for Townsend Solutions. Previously, Ron worked for Dow Chemical in Ecuador in the marketing of polyethylene, polypropylene, caustic soda, polyols, isocyanates, propylene glycol and specialties. He also started Pintagama, a paints and adhesives manufacturing plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he gained hands-on experience formulating paints, adhesives and related solvents; purchasing raw materials; and marketing the final products. Ron is a chemical engineer with a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a Master of Science from Cornell with a minor in polymers.