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Cellulose Acetate Flake

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction10
Manufacturing processes 12
Cellulose acetate flake 12
Cellulose acetate plastics 12
Raw materials 13
Environmental issues 14
Supply and demand by region 15
United States 15
Producing companies 15
Production 16
Consumption 16
Cigarette filter tow and textile fibers 17
Plastics and other 18
Film and sheet 19
Photographic film 20
Molding and extrusion 20
Surface coatings 21
Inks/reprographics and other 21
Price 21
Trade 22
Imports 23
Exports 23
Canada 24
Mexico 24
Producing companies 24
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 25
Trade 25
Central and South America 26
Salient statistics 26
Consumption 27
Western Europe 28
Producing companies 28
Production 28
Consumption 29
Cigarette filter tow and textile fibers 31
Plastics and other 31
Molding and extrusion 31
Film and sheet 32
Photographic film 32
Cellulose acetate butyrate and propionate 32
Price 32
Trade 33
Central and Eastern Europe 34
Producing companies 34
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 34
Trade 35
Middle East and Africa 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
China 37
Producing companies 37
Production 38
Consumption 39
Cigarette filter tow 40
Plastics and other 41
Trade 42
Japan 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 45
Cigarette filter tow and textile fibers 45
Photographic film 46
Plastics and other 46
Cellulose acetate butyrate and propionate 48
Price 48
Trade 49
South Korea 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 49
Trade 50
Other Asia 51
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 52
Oceania 52
Other resources54
Revisions55
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