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Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

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 27
Processes based on toluene 28
Supply and demand by region 29
North America 29
Overview 29
Salient statistics 29
Consumption –30
United States 32
Producing companies 32
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Polyester melt 36
Polyester engineering resins 37
Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) 37
Other 38
Trade39
Canada 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 40
Trade42
Mexico 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 45
South America 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade48
Western Europe 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade52
Central Europe 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 53
Trade55
CIS and Baltic States 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 56
Trade58
Middle East 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 59
Trade 61
Africa 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 61
Trade 63
Indian Subcontinent 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 64
Consumption64
Northeast Asia 66
Overview66
Salient statistics 66
Consumption67
China69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
PET 74
PBT 74
PTT 74
Plasticizers 74
Trade 75
Japan 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Trade 78
South Korea 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Trade 82
Taiwan 82
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 85
Southeast Asia 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 86
Trade88
Additional resources 89
Revisions 91
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