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Acrylic Acid and Esters

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 8
Summary 9
Introduction 14
Manufacturing processes 18
Propylene oxidation 18
Acrylonitrile hydrolysis 19
Reppe process 19
Bio-acrylic acid 19
Other processes 20
Environmental issues 21
Supply and demand by region 22
United States 22
Producing companies 22
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 26
Crude acrylic acid 26
Commodity acrylate esters 26
Surface coatings 29
Adhesives and sealants 33
Plastic additives 35
Textiles 36
Paper 37
Other uses 37
Other alkyl and specialty acrylates 39
Glacial acrylic acid 41
Superabsorbent polymers 42
Other acrylic acid polymers and copolymers 43
Water treatment 43
Detergent cobuilders 43
Paper 44
Other 44
Price 44
Trade 45
Imports 45
Exports 47
Canada 49
Consumption 49
Architectural coatings 50
Motor vehicles 50
Price 51
Trade 51
Mexico 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 52
Acrylic acid 52
Acrylate esters 53
Central and South America 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 57
Trade 59
Argentina 59
Brazil 59
Chile 61
Colombia 62
Peru 62
Venezuela 63
Western Europe 64
Producing companies 64
Salient statistics 66
Acrylic acid 66
Acrylate esters 67
Commodity acrylate esters 68
Specialty acrylates 72
Glacial acrylic acid 73
Superabsorbent polymers 73
Other polyacrylic acid and copolymers 74
Price 75
Trade 76
Acrylic acid 76
Acrylic esters 77
Central and Eastern Europe 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 78
Acrylic acid 78
Acrylate esters 79
Surface coatings 80
Adhesives and sealants 81
Plastic additives 82
Paper 82
Trade 82
Middle East 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 83
Acrylic acid 83
Acrylate esters 84
Africa 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 86
Acrylic acid 86
Acrylate esters 87
Indian Subcontinent 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 89
Acrylic acid 89
Acrylate esters 90
Mainland China 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 101
Production 102
Consumption 103
Crude acrylic acid 103
Acrylate esters 103
Surface coatings 105
Adhesives and sealants 107
Textiles 107
Other 107
Glacial acrylic acid 108
Superabsorbent polymers 108
Water treatment 109
Detergent cobuilders/other 109
Price 109
Trade 110
Imports 110
Exports 111
Japan 113
Producing companies 113
Production 116
Consumption 117
Polyacrylic acid 118
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) 118
Polyacrylate and copolymers 118
Other copolymers 119
Acrylate esters 119
Adhesives/textiles and surface coatings 120
Plastic copolymers 121
Acrylic fibers 122
Acrylic elastomers 122
Other alkyl and specialty acrylates 122
Price 123
Trade 123
Imports 123
Exports 124
South Korea 125
Producing companies 125
Salient statistics 126
Acrylic acid 126
Acrylate esters 127
Trade 128
Imports 128
Exports 129
Taiwan 130
Producing companies 130
Salient statistics 130
Acrylic acid 130
Acrylate esters 131
Trade 132
Imports 132
Exports 133
Southeast Asia and Oceania 134
Summary 134
Acrylic acid 134
Acrylate esters 135
Indonesia 136
Producing companies 136
Salient statistics 137
Acrylic acid 137
Acrylate esters 137
Malaysia 138
Producing companies 138
Salient statistics 139
Acrylic acid 139
Acrylate esters 139
Philippines 140
Singapore 141
Producing companies 141
Salient statistics 142
Acrylic acid 142
Acrylate esters 142
Thailand 143
Vietnam 144
Oceania 145
Additional resources 147
Revisions 149
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