Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary3
Summary4
Salient statistics4
Consumption5
Forecast5
World capacity6
Price7
Trade7
Introduction7
Manufacturing processes7
Processes based on para-xylene8
Dimethyl terephthalate9
Witten process10
Other processes10
Regeneration10
Terephthalic acid11
Amoco process12
Other processes13
Processes based on toluene16
Supply and demand by region18
North America19
Overview20
Salient statistics25
Consumption26
United States27
Producing companies27
Salient statistics29
Consumption30
Polyester melt31
Polyester engineering resins33
Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT)33
Other33
Trade34
Canada34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics35
Consumption36
Trade36
Mexico36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics37
Consumption38
Trade39
South America39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade42
Western Europe42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade46
Central Europe47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics47
Consumption48
Trade49
CIS and Baltic States49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption52
Trade52
Middle East53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics53
Consumption55
Trade55
Africa55
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Consumption56
Trade57
Indian Subcontinent57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics58
Consumption60
Northeast Asia60
Overview60
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
China64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics66
Consumption68
PET69
PBT69
PTT70
Plasticizers70
Trade70
Japan70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
South Korea73
Producing companies74
Salient statistics74
Consumption76
Trade76
Taiwan76
Producing companies77
Salient statistics77
Consumption 79
Trade 79
Southeast Asia 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Trade 82
Bibliography 83
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