This webinar focuses on the dynamics driving US and global isocyanates markets. The topics covered will include market drivers such as feedstocks, production, supply/demand issues, and applications in major downstream polyurethane products. The webinar will also review historical pricing and near term outlook for isocyanates(MDI and TDI) and polyols, with a focus on the larger volume polyurethane products. The webinar will include an overview of aromatic feedstocks in the US.
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.
Jessie Waldheim is an ICIS markets reporter for the benzene, toluene, mixed xylene and styrene US price reports. She has also reported on US titanium dioxide and US acrylate esters. Jessie has more than 10 years of experience in journalism and has been covering chemical markets and chemical news for ICIS since February 2014.