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Cellulose Ethers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 8
Summary 9
Consumption by type 9
Consumption by end use 12
Competitive landscape 15
Introduction 19
Carboxymethylcellulose 20
Hydroxyethylcellulose and carboxymethyl hydroxyethylcellulose 21
Methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and hydroxyethyl methylcellulose 21
Hydroxypropylcellulose 21
Ethylcellulose 21
Ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose and methyl ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose 22
Manufacturing processes 23
Sodium salts of carboxymethylcellulose 23
Alkyl and hydroxyalkyl cellulose ethers 23
Alkyl cellulose ethers 23
Hydroxyalkyl cellulose ethers 24
Environmental issues 25
Carboxymethylcellulose 25
Hydroxyethylcellulose 26
Methylcellulose 26
Supply and demand by region 27
United States 27
Producing companies 27
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Carboxymethylcellulose 30
Foods and beverages 31
Personal care products and pharmaceuticals 32
Oil field viscosifier 32
Paper 35
Detergents 36
Textiles 36
Other 37
Methylcellulose and derivatives 37
Building products 38
Food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products 38
Polymerization 39
Surface coatings 39
Other 39
Hydroxyethylcellulose and derivatives 39
Surface coatings 40
Polymerization 40
Oil field applications 40
Building products 41
Personal care/pharmaceuticals 42
Other 42
Ethylcellulose 42
Hydroxypropylcellulose 43
Price 43
Trade 46
Carboxymethylcellulose 46
Other cellulose ethers 47
Canada 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Carboxymethylcellulose 50
Other cellulose ethers 52
Price 52
Trade 53
Mexico 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 55
Carboxymethylcellulose 56
Other cellulose ethers 57
Price 57
Trade 57
Carboxymethylcellulose 57
Other cellulose ethers 58
Central and South America 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 60
Carboxymethylcellulose 60
Other cellulose ethers 60
Consumption 61
Carboxymethylcellulose 62
Other cellulose ethers 63
Price 63
Trade 65
Carboxymethylcellulose 65
Other cellulose ethers 65
Western Europe 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 69
Carboxymethylcellulose 69
Other cellulose ethers 70
Consumption 70
Carboxymethylcellulose 71
Technical CMC 72
Purified CMC 74
Other cellulose ethers 75
Methylcellulose (MC) and derivatives 76
Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) and ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose (EHEC) 77
Price 79
Trade 80
Carboxymethylcellulose 80
Other cellulose ethers 81
Central and Eastern Europe 82
Producing companies 82
Carboxymethylcellulose 82
Other cellulose ethers 84
Salient statistics 84
Carboxymethylcellulose 84
Other cellulose ethers 85
Consumption 86
Trade 87
Carboxymethylcellulose 87
Other cellulose ethers 88
Middle East 89
Producing companies 89
Salient statistics 90
Carboxymethylcellulose 90
Other cellulose ethers 91
Consumption 92
Trade 93
Carboxymethylcellulose 93
Other cellulose ethers 93
Africa 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 95
Carboxymethylcellulose 95
Other cellulose ethers 96
Consumption 97
Trade 98
Carboxymethylcellulose 98
Other cellulose ethers 98
China 99
Producing companies 99
Carboxymethylcellulose 99
Other cellulose ethers 101
Salient statistics 102
Carboxymethylcellulose 102
Other cellulose ethers 102
Consumption 103
Carboxymethylcellulose 103
Other cellulose ethers 105
Price 106
Trade 107
Carboxymethylcellulose 107
Other cellulose ethers 108
Japan 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 110
Carboxymethylcellulose 110
Other cellulose ethers 111
Consumption 113
Carboxymethylcellulose 114
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics 115
Construction drilling 115
Fishery feed binders 115
Paper 115
Foods 115
Textile applications 115
Building materials 116
Other 116
Other cellulose ethers 116
Price 117
Trade 118
Carboxymethylcellulose 118
Other cellulose ethers 119
Other Asia and Oceania 120
Producing companies 120
Consumption 122
Carboxymethylcellulose 122
Other cellulose ethers 122
Trade 123
Carboxymethylcellulose 123
Other cellulose ethers 125
Appendix—Microcrystalline cellulose 129
Manufacturing processes 129
Producing companies 129
Consumption 132
Additional resources 133
Revisions 134
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