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Ethylene Oxide

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 14
Direct oxidation 14
Biomass-to-EO/EG 16
Bio-based ethanol-to-ethylene 16
Other bio-based routes –17
Coal-to-MEG 17
Chlorohydrin process 19
Environmental issues 20
Supply and demand by region 21
World 21
World capacity 21
Producing companies 22
Salient statistics 24
Consumption 25
Monoethylene glycol 28
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 29
Polyethylene glycols 30
Ethoxylates 31
Ethanolamines 32
Glycol ethers 33
Polyether polyols 34
Other 34
Price 35
Trade35
North America 37
Overview 37
Overview 37
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 38
Trade40
United States 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 43
Monoethylene glycol 44
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 44
Ethoxylates 45
Ethanolamines 45
Glycol ethers 46
Polyether polyols 46
Other 46
Trade46
Canada 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 49
Trade51
Mexico 51
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 53
Trade 54
South America 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Trade58
Western Europe 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 62
Monoethylene glycol 63
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 63
Ethoxylates 64
Ethanolamines 64
Trade65
Central Europe 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade69
CIS and Baltic States 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 71
Trade73
Middle East 74
Producing companies 74
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 77
Trade 78
Africa 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Trade 80
Indian Subcontinent 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 82
Trade84
Northeast Asia 84
Overview 84
Overview 84
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 86
Trade87
China 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 91
Consumption 91
Monoethylene glycol 93
Polyethylene glycols 93
Ethoxylates 94
Ethanolamines 94
Polyether polyols 95
Trade 95
Japan 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 97
Trade 99
South Korea 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Trade 103
Taiwan 103
Producing companies 103
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 105
Trade 106
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 109
Trade111
Additional resources 112
Revisions 113
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