Customer Logins

Obtain the data you need to make the most informed decisions by accessing our extensive portfolio of information, analytics, and expertise. Sign in to the product or service center of your choice.

Customer Logins

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 23
Consumption 25
Monoethylene glycol 28
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 29
Polyethylene glycols 30
Ethoxylates 31
Ethanolamines 32
Glycol ethers 32
Polyether polyols 33
Other 33
Price 34
Trade34
North America 36
Overview 36
Capacity36
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Trade40
United States 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Monoethylene glycol 45
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 45
Ethoxylates 46
Ethanolamines 46
Glycol ethers 46
Polyether polyols 46
Other 47
Trade47
Canada 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade51
Mexico 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 54
Trade 56
South America 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 58
Trade60
Western Europe 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 65
Monoethylene glycol 67
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 67
Ethoxylates 68
Ethanolamines 68
Trade68
Central Europe 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 71
Trade72
CIS and Baltic States 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Trade77
Middle East 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 81
Consumption 82
Trade 83
Africa 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 84
Consumption 84
Trade 84
Indian Subcontinent 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 86
Trade88
Northeast Asia 89
Overview 89
Capacity89
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 90
Trade92
Mainland China 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 97
Monoethylene glycol 98
Polyethylene glycols 99
Ethoxylates 99
Ethanolamines 100
Polyether polyols 100
Trade 100
Japan 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 102
Consumption 103
Trade 104
South Korea 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 107
Trade 108
Taiwan 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 110
Consumption 111
Trade 112
Southeast Asia 112
Producing companies 112
Salient statistics 114
Consumption 115
Trade117
Additional resources 119
Revisions 120
Filter Sort