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Chlorinated Methanes

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 10
Summary 11
Methyl chloride 12
Methylene chloride 13
Chloroform 14
Carbon tetrachloride 14
Introduction 16
Manufacturing processes 17
Methanol hydrochlorination 17
Thermal chlorination of methane 17
Oxychlorination of methane 18
Carbon tetrachloride by chlorination of C1-C3 hydrocarbons 181,3,18
Carbon tetrachloride by chlorination of carbon disulfide 19
Methanolysis of chloromethylsilanes 19
Environmental issues 20
Supply and demand by region 23
United States 23
Producing companies 23
Salient statistics 24
Chlorinated methanes 24
Methyl chloride 25
Methylene chloride 26
Chloroform 27
Carbon tetrachloride 28
Consumption 29
Methyl chloride 30
Chlorosilanes in silicone production 31
Cellulose ethers 32
Quaternary ammonium compounds 32
Agriculture 32
Halogenated butyl rubber 33
Other 33
Methylene chloride 33
Adhesives 35
Paint removers 35
Fluorocarbons 36
Chemical processing 37
Pharmaceuticals 37
Metal cleaning 37
Aerosols 38
Foam blowing 38
Other 39
Chloroform 39
Carbon tetrachloride 40
Price 41
Trade 42
Canada 42
Consumption 43
Methyl chloride 43
Methylene chloride 43
Chloroform 44
Carbon tetrachloride 44
Trade 44
Mexico 44
Producing companies 44
Consumption 44
Methyl chloride 45
Methylene chloride 45
Chloroform 46
Carbon tetrachloride 46
Trade 46
South America 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 46
Methyl chloride 46
Methylene chloride 47
Chloroform 48
Carbon tetrachloride 48
Consumption 48
Trade 49
Methyl chloride 49
Methylene chloride 50
Chloroform 51
Carbon tetrachloride 51
Western Europe 51
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Methyl chloride 53
Methylene chloride 53
Chloroform 54
Carbon tetrachloride 55
Consumption 55
Methyl chloride 56
Methyl chlorosilanes for silicone production 57
Cellulose ethers 57
Quaternary ammonium chlorides 57
Agriculture 58
Halogenated butyl rubber 58
Methylene chloride 58
Adhesives 59
Paint stripping 59
Pharmaceuticals 59
Chemicals processing 59
Metal degreasing 59
Foam blowing 59
Aerosols 59
Fluorocarbons 60
Chloroform 60
Carbon tetrachloride 61
Price 61
Trade 62
Methyl chloride 62
Methylene chloride 63
Chloroform 64
Carbon tetrachloride 65
Central Europe 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 66
Methyl chloride 66
Methylene chloride 67
Chloroform 68
Carbon tetrachloride 69
Consumption 69
Methyl chloride 69
Methylene chloride 69
Chloroform 70
Carbon tetrachloride 70
Trade 70
Methyl chloride 70
Methylene chloride 71
Chloroform 72
Carbon tetrachloride 73
CIS and Baltic States 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 73
Methyl chloride 74
Methylene chloride 74
Chloroform 75
Carbon tetrachloride 76
Consumption 76
Methyl chloride 76
Methylene chloride 76
Chloroform 77
Carbon tetrachloride 78
Trade 78
Methyl chloride 78
Methylene chloride 79
Chloroform 80
Carbon tetrachloride 81
Middle East 81
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 82
Methyl chloride 82
Methylene chloride 82
Chloroform 83
Carbon tetrachloride 84
Consumption 84
Trade 86
Africa 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 88
Methyl chloride 88
Methylene chloride 88
Chloroform 89
Carbon tetrachloride 90
Consumption 90
Trade 91
Indian Subcontinent 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 93
Methyl chloride 93
Methylene chloride 94
Chloroform 95
Carbon tetrachloride 96
Consumption 97
Methyl chloride 98
Methylene chloride 99
Chloroform 100
Carbon tetrachloride 100
Price 101
Trade 101
Methyl chloride 101
Methylene chloride 102
Chloroform 103
Carbon tetrachloride 104
Mainland China 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 108
Methyl chloride 108
Methylene chloride 109
Chloroform 110
Carbon tetrachloride 111
Consumption 112
Methyl chloride 113
Methylene chloride 114
Chloroform 116
Carbon tetrachloride 116
Emissive applications as reagents for laboratory and analytical uses 117
Nonemissive use as raw materials 117
Price 117
Trade 119
Methyl chloride 119
Methylene chloride 119
Chloroform 120
Northeast Asia 120
Overview 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 121
Methyl chloride 122
Methylene chloride 123
Chloroform 123
Carbon tetrachloride 124
Consumption 125
Methyl chloride 126
Methylene chloride 128
Chloroform 128
Carbon tetrachloride 129
Price 130
Trade 130
Methyl chloride 130
Methylene chloride 131
Chloroform 132
Carbon tetrachloride 133
Japan 134
Producing companies 134
Salient statistics 134
Methyl chloride 134
Methylene chloride 135
Chloroform 136
Carbon tetrachloride 137
Consumption 138
Methyl chloride 139
Methylene chloride 140
Chloroform 142
Carbon tetrachloride 143
Trade 144
South Korea 144
Producing companies 144
Salient statistics 145
Methyl chloride 145
Methylene chloride 145
Chloroform 146
Carbon tetrachloride 147
Consumption 147
Trade 148
Taiwan 148
Producing companies 148
Salient statistics 148
Methyl chloride 149
Methylene chloride 149
Chloroform 150
Carbon tetrachloride 151
Consumption 151
Trade 152
Southeast Asia 152
Producing companies 152
Salient statistics 153
Methyl chloride 154
Methylene chloride 155
Chloroform and carbon tetrachloride 155
Consumption 156
Methyl chloride 157
Methylene chloride 158
Chloroform 159
Carbon tetrachloride 159
Price 159
Trade 160
Methyl chloride 160
Methylene chloride 161
Chloroform 162
Carbon tetrachloride 163
Additional resources 164
Revisions 165
Data Workbook 166
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