The BFM has negotiated on behalf of its members’ a weekly foam chemical price market report commentary.
The report looks at current prices and future market sentiment. These costs can be significant for upholstery and bed/mattress companies in particular. The new benefit compliments the existing material price tracking data.
As an example, some highlights from the report ending the week 31st August 2018:
- TDI – European Prices have fallen since June and are under pressure with low demand and lengthier supply since August.
- Polyols – The European polyols market expectation for September is for it to be stable but year-on-year prices are slightly down and price sentiment shows a further tendency to fall
- MDI - prices were stable but there are signs of upward pressures