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Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Salient statistics 7
Capacity 9
Consumption 11
Consumption forecast 16
Price 17
Trade 18
Introduction 22
Manufacturing processes 24
Processes based on para-xylene 24
Dimethyl terephthalate 24
Witten process 24
Other processes 25
Regeneration 26
Terephthalic acid 27
Amoco process 27
Other processes 28
Processes based on toluene 29
Supply and demand by region 30
North America 30
Overview 30
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 31
United States 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 35
Polyester melt 37
Polyester engineering resins 38
Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) 38
Other 39
Trade 40
Canada 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Trade 43
Mexico 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 45
Trade 47
Central and South America 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 48
Trade 50
Western Europe 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 53
Trade 55
Central and Eastern Europe 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 56
Trade 58
CIS and Baltic States 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 60
Trade 62
Middle East 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 64
Trade 66
Africa 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 69
Indian Subcontinent 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 71
Northeast Asia 73
Overview 73
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Mainland China 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
PET 83
PBT 83
PTT 83
Plasticizers 83
Trade 84
Japan 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 84
Consumption 86
Trade 88
South Korea 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 90
Trade 92
Taiwan 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 92
Consumption 94
Trade 96
Southeast Asia 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 97
Trade 99
Additional resources 100
Revisions 101
Data Workbook 102
Notice 103
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