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Ethylene Glycols

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Introduction 14
Manufacturing processes 15
From ethylene oxide 15
Shell OMEGA technology 16
Dow METEOR technology 16
From coal 17
Oxalation 18
Hydrogenation 18
From renewable resources 19
Bio-based ethanol-to-ethylene 19
Other bio-based sources 19
Environmental issues 21
Carbon emissions and water consumption 21
Wastewater 22
Solid waste 22
Supply and demand by region 24
World 24
Monoethylene glycol (MEG) 24
World capacity 24
Producing companies 27
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Price 32
Trade 33
Diethylene glycol (DEG) 34
World capacity 34
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 38
Triethylene glycol (TEG) 40
North America 44
Overview 44
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 46
Trade 47
United States 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 52
Monoethylene glycol 52
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 52
Consumption 54
Monoethylene glycol 54
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 55
Trade 56
Monoethylene glycol 56
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 56
Canada 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Monoethylene glycol 58
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 59
Consumption 60
Trade 61
Mexico 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 63
Monoethylene glycol 63
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 63
Consumption 64
Trade 65
South America 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 67
Monoethylene glycol 67
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 67
Consumption 68
Trade 70
Western Europe 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 72
Monoethylene glycol 72
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 73
Consumption 74
Monoethylene glycol 74
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 76
Trade 76
Central Europe 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 77
Monoethylene glycol 77
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 78
Consumption 79
Trade 79
CIS and Baltic States 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 81
Monoethylene glycol 81
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 82
Consumption 83
Trade 84
Middle East and Africa 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 88
Monoethylene glycol 88
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 90
Consumption 91
Trade 92
Indian Subcontinent 93
Producing companies 93
Salient statistics 95
Monoethylene glycol 95
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 95
Consumption 96
Trade 97
Northeast Asia 98
Overview 98
Salient statistics 98
Consumption 101
Trade 102
Mainland China 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 111
Monoethylene glycol 111
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 112
Consumption 113
Monoethylene glycol 113
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 115
Trade 116
Japan 117
Producing companies 117
Salient statistics 118
Monoethylene glycol 118
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 119
Consumption 120
Trade 121
South Korea 122
Producing companies 122
Salient statistics 123
Monoethylene glycol 123
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 124
Consumption 125
Trade 126
Taiwan 127
Producing companies 127
Salient statistics 128
Consumption 130
Trade 131
Southeast Asia 131
Producing companies 131
Salient statistics 134
Consumption 136
Trade 137
Additional references 139
Revisions 141
Data Workbook 142
Notice 143
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