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Adipic Acid

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 5
Summary 6
Introduction 11
Manufacturing processes 12
Oxidation of cyclohexane 12
Conventional process 12
One-step oxidation 13
Hydroperoxide process 13
Boric acid process 13
Hydrogenation of benzene to cyclohexene 13
Hydrogenation of phenol and oxidation of cyclohexanol 13
Bio-based adipic acid 14
Environmental issues 15
Supply and demand by region 16
World 16
Capacity 16
Producing companies 17
Salient statistics 18
Consumption 20
Price 21
Trade 22
North America 24
United States 26
Producing companies 26
Salient statistics 26
Consumption 28
Nylon 66 polymer 29 66,29
Other (nonnylon) 31
Trade 33
Canada 34
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 35
Trade 35
Mexico 35
Central and South America 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 36
Trade 38
Western Europe 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 40
Trade 41
Central Europe 42
CIS and Baltic States 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 43
Middle East and Africa 43
Indian Subcontinent 44
Northeast Asia 45
Overview 45
Capacity 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 47
Mainland China 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 51
Trade 52
Japan 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 54
Trade 55
South Korea 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 57
Trade 57
Taiwan 58
Southeast Asia 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 61
Additional resources 62
Revisions 64
Data Workbook 65
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