The contribution of the polyurethane industry to the EU economy
Polyurethanes are essential for the manufacturing of countless products due to their unique properties and versatility – polyurethane materials are lightweight, strong, durable and they can resist abrasion, weathering and corrosion.
Because of their use across multiple sectors, the polyurethane value-chain is a valuable contributor to the EU economy, creating a value of € 255 billion and directly adding 363,500 jobs in the EU.
The socio-economic data from 2019 replaces the study which was done back in 2004.
The study of 2004 can be found here, which was looking only into aliphatic isocyanates, whereas the 2019 study took a holistic approach on all isocyanates.