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Alkyl Acetates

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Ethyl acetate 8
n-Butyl acetate 12
sec-Butyl acetate 16
Introduction 19
Manufacturing processes 20
Esterification 20
Tishchenko reaction 20
Transesterification 20
Direct addition of ethylene to acetic acid 21
Ethanol dehydrogenation 21
Hydrocarbon oxidation 21
Supply and demand by region 22
North America 22
Overview 22 22
United States 23
Producing companies 23
Salient statistics 24
Consumption by end use 26
Surface coatings 26
Inks 28
Process/extraction solvent 30
Other 31
Consumption by product 32
Methyl acetate 33
Ethyl acetate 33
n-Butyl acetate 34
n-Propyl acetate 34
Isopropyl acetate 35
Isobutyl acetate 35
Trade 36
Imports 36
Exports 36
Canada 37
Consumption 37
Trade 38
Mexico 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 40
Trade 41
South America 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 44
Western Europe 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 46
Production 47
Consumption 48
Ethyl acetate 49
Surface coatings 50
Inks 50
Process/extraction solvent 50
Other 50
n-Butyl acetate 50
Surface coatings 51
Other 51
Isobutyl acetate 51
Isopropyl acetate 52
Methyl acetate 53
n-Propyl acetate 53
Trade 53
Imports 53
Exports 55
Central Europe 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 57
Trade 58
CIS and Baltic States 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 61
Middle East 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Africa 64
Indian Subcontinent 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 70
Trade 71
Northeast Asia 72
Overview 72
Mainland China 74
Producing companies 74
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 78
Trade 80
Japan 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 84
Ethyl acetate 85
n-Butyl acetate 86
n-Propyl acetate 87
Isopropyl acetate 87
Isobutyl acetate 88
Methyl acetate 88
Trade 88
Imports 88
Exports 88
South Korea 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 90
Imports 92
Taiwan 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Trade 95
Southeast Asia 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 98
Trade 98
Additional resources 100
Revisions 102
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