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Cellulose Acetate Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 5
Summary 6
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 14
Cellulose acetylation 14
Acetate spinning 14
Triacetate spinning 15
Other aspects of manufacturing 15
Environmental issues 16
Supply and demand by region 17
United States 17
Producing companies 17
Salient statistics 17
Cigarette filter tow 17
Textile fibers 18
Consumption 19
Cigarette filter tow 19
Textile fibers 20
Apparel and linings 21
Home furnishings 21
Medical tape and other 22
Price 22
Trade 22
Imports 22
Exports 23
Canada 23
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 25
Mexico 25
Producing companies 25
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 27
Trade 27
Central and South America 28
Producing companies 28
Salient statistics 28
Production 30
Consumption 31
Western Europe 32
Producing companies 32
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Cigarette filter tow 34
Textile fibers 35
Price 35
Trade 36
Central and Eastern Europe 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 38
Production 39
Consumption 40
Middle East and Africa 41
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 43
China 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Cigarette filter tow 47
Textile fibers 48
Japan 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Production 50
Consumption 51
Cigarette filter tow 51
Textile fibers 52
Price 52
Trade 53
Other Asia 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Production 57
Consumption 58
Oceania 58
Additional resources 60
Revisions 61
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