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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 23
Consumption 25
Monoethylene glycol 27
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 29
Polyethylene glycols 29
Ethoxylates 30
Ethanolamines 31
Glycol ethers 32
Polyether polyols 33
Other 33
Price 33
Trade 34
North America 36
Overview 36
Capacity 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Trade 39
United States 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Monoethylene glycol 43
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 43
Ethoxylates 44
Ethanolamines 44
Glycol ethers 45
Polyether polyols 45
Other 45
Trade 45
Canada 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 48
Trade 50
Mexico 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 52
Trade 54
Central and South America 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Trade 58
Western Europe 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Monoethylene glycol 64
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 64
Ethoxylates 65
Ethanolamines 65
Trade 65
Central and Eastern Europe 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 67
Consumption 68
Trade 69
CIS and Baltic States 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 74
Middle East 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Africa 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 81
Consumption 81
Trade 81
Indian Subcontinent 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 83
Trade 85
Northeast Asia 86
Overview 86
Capacity 86
Salient statistics 87
Consumption 87
Trade 89
Mainland China 89
Producing companies 89
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Monoethylene glycol 95
Polyethylene glycols 96
Ethoxylates 96
Ethanolamines 97
Polyether polyols 97
Trade 97
Japan 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 99
Trade 101
South Korea 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 102
Consumption 103
Trade 105
Taiwan 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 107
Trade 109
Southeast Asia 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 111
Consumption 112
Trade 113
Additional resources 115
Revisions 116
Data Workbook 117
Notice 118
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