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Ethylene Glycols

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Monoethylene glycol (MEG) 13
World capacity 13
Producing companies 17
Salient statistics 18
Consumption 20
Price 22
Trade 23
Diethylene glycol (DEG) 24
World capacity 24
Salient statistics 26
Consumption 27
Trade 29
Triethylene glycol (TEG) 31
Introduction 37
Manufacturing processes 38
From ethylene oxide 38
Shell OMEGA technology 39
Dow METEOR technology 39
From coal 40
Oxalation 41
Hydrogenation 41
From renewable resources 42
Bio-based ethanol-to-ethylene 42
Other bio-based sources 42
Environmental issues 44
Carbon emissions and water consumption 44
Wastewater 45
Solid waste 45
Supply and demand by region 47
North America 47
Overview 47
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 49
Trade 50
United States 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 55
Monoethylene glycol 55
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 55
Consumption 57
Monoethylene glycol 57
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 58
Trade 59
Monoethylene glycol 59
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 60
Canada 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 61
Monoethylene glycol 61
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Mexico 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Monoethylene glycol 66
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 66
Consumption 67
Trade 68
South America 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 70
Monoethylene glycol 70
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 70
Consumption 71
Trade 73
Western Europe 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 76
Monoethylene glycol 76
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 76
Consumption 78
Monoethylene glycol 78
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 79
Trade 80
Central Europe 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 81
Monoethylene glycol 81
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 82
Consumption 82
Trade 83
CIS and Baltic States 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 85
Monoethylene glycol 85
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 86
Consumption 87
Trade 88
Middle East and Africa 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 92
Monoethylene glycol 92
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 93
Consumption 95
Trade 96
Indian Subcontinent 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 99
Monoethylene glycol 99
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 100
Consumption 101
Trade 102
Northeast Asia 102
Overview 102
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 105
Trade 106
China 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 114
Monoethylene glycol 114
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 115
Consumption 116
Monoethylene glycol 116
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 118
Trade 119
Japan 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 121
Monoethylene glycol 121
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 122
Consumption 123
Trade 124
South Korea 125
Producing companies 125
Salient statistics 126
Monoethylene glycol 126
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 127
Consumption 128
Trade 129
Taiwan 130
Producing companies 130
Salient statistics 131
Consumption 133
Trade 134
Southeast Asia 135
Producing companies 135
Salient statistics 137
Consumption 139
Trade 141
Additional references 142
Revisions 144
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