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Calcium Carbide

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Introduction 13
Manufacturing process 14
Environmental issues 15
Supply and demand by region 16
United States 16
Producing companies 16
Salient statistics 16
Consumption 17
Acetylene 18
Industrial uses 19
Chemical uses 20
Metallurgical uses 20
Steel desulfurization 21
Ductile iron desulfurization 22
Slag modifier/conditioner 23
Price 23
Trade 25
Canada 26
Mexico 26
Producing companies 26
Trade 27
Central and South America 27
Western Europe 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 30
Production 30
Consumption 31
Calcium cyanamide 33
Metallurgical uses 36
Acetylene 36
Industrial uses 36
Chemical uses 36
Other 37
Price 37
Trade 38
Imports 38
Exports 39
Central Europe 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 40
Production 40
Consumption 41
Price 43
Trade 44
Imports 44
Exports 45
Eastern Europe 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 46
Production 46
Consumption 47
Price 49
Trade 50
Imports 50
Exports 51
Middle East 51
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 52
Production 52
Consumption 53
Price 54
Trade 55
Imports 55
Exports 56
Africa 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 57
Price 58
Trade 59
Imports 59
Exports 60
Mainland China 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Acetylene 68
Vinyl chloride 68
Vinyl acetate 69
1,4-Butanediol 691,4,69
Polychloroprene rubber 69
Cutting and welding and other 69
Calcium cyanamide 69
Price 70
Trade 70
Japan 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 72
Acetylene 73
Chemical use 73
Industrial use 73
Desulfurization reagent 74
Calcium cyanamide 74
Price 74
Trade 74
Other Asia 75
Summary 75
Salient statistics 75
Production 76
Consumption 77
Trade 77
Southwest Asia 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 80
Price 81
Trade 81
Imports 81
Exports 82
Northeast Asia 83
Salient statistics 83
Price 83
Trade 84
Imports 84
Exports 85
Southeast Asia 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 86
Price 86
Trade 87
Imports 87
Exports 88
Oceania 89
Salient statistics 89
Price 89
Trade 90
Imports 90
Exports 91
Additional resources 92
Revisions 93
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