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Ethylene Oxide

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary8
Introduction12
Manufacturing processes13
Direct oxidation13
Biomass-to-EO/EG15
Bio-based ethanol-to-ethylene15
Other bio-based routes16
Coal-to-MEG16
Chlorohydrin process17
Health and environmental issues19
Supply and demand by region20
World20
World capacity20
Producing companies21
Salient statistics23
Consumption24
Monoethylene glycol27
Diethylene and triethylene glycols28
Polyethylene glycols29
Ethoxylates30
Ethanolamines31
Glycol ethers32
Polyether polyols33
Other33
Price34
Trade34
North America36
Overview36
Salient statistics37
Consumption37
Trade39
United States40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics43
Consumption43
Monoethylene glycol44
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycol45
Ethoxylates45
Ethanolamines46
Glycol ethers46
Polyether polyols46
Other46
Trade46
Canada47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics49
Consumption50
Trade51
Mexico52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics53
Consumption54
Trade56
South America56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Trade60
Western Europe61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics64
Consumption65
Monoethylene glycol67
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols67
Ethoxylates68
Ethanolamines68
Trade69
Central Europe69
Producing companies69
Salient statistics70
Consumption71
Trade73
CIS and Baltic States74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade78
Middle East79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics82
Consumption83
Trade85
Africa86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics86
Consumption87
Trade87
Indian Subcontinent87
Producing companies87
Salient statistics89
Consumption89
Trade91
Northeast Asia91
Overview91
Salient statistics92
Consumption93
Trade95
China95
Producing companies95
Salient statistics98
Consumption99
Monoethylene glycol101
Polyethylene glycols102
Ethoxylates102
Ethanolamines103
Polyether polyols103
Trade103
Japan104
Producing companies104
Salient statistics105
Consumption106
Trade107
South Korea108
Producing companies108
Salient statistics109
Consumption110
Trade112
Taiwan113
Producing companies113
Salient statistics114
Consumption115
Trade116
Southeast Asia116
Producing companies116
Salient statistics118
Consumption119
Trade121
Additional resources123
Revisions124
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