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Fluoropolymers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Abbreviations 13
Introduction 14
Industry structure and dynamics 14
Materials and properties 20
Manufacturing processes 25
Feedstock considerations 27
Process descriptions 27
Environmental and health issues 29
Supply and demand by region 31
United States 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 36
Polytetrafluoroethylene 38
Granular 40
Fine powder 43
Aqueous dispersion 45
Other fluoropolymers 47
Fluorinated ethylene-propylene 47
Polyvinylidene fluoride 50
Polyvinyl fluoride 54
Poly(ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene) 56
Perfluoroalkoxy/perfluoromethyl vinyl ether 58
Poly(ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene) 60
Tetrafluoroethylene/hexafluoropropylene/vinylidene fluoride 62
Poly(chlorotrifluoroethylene-vinylidene fluoride) 63
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene 64
Amorphous types 66
Price 66
Trade 70
Imports 70
Exports 73
Canada 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Mexico 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 78
Central and South America 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Western Europe 80
Introduction 80
Producing companies 81
AGC Chemicals Europe, Ltd. 83
Arkema 83
Chemours 84
Dyneon GmbH 84
Solvay specialty polymers 84
Raw material position85
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 88
Polytetrafluoroethylene 90
Other fluoropolymers 92
Polyvinylidene fluoride 92
Fluorinated ethylene-propylene 93
Perfluoroalkoxy 93
Poly(ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene) 94
Poly(ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene) 94
Polyvinyl fluoride 95
Miscellaneous 95
Price 96
Trade 97
Imports 97
Exports 99
Central and Eastern Europe 100
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 102
Production 104
Consumption 104
Trade 104
Imports 104
Exports 106
Middle East 106
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 107
Consumption 109
Trade 109
Imports 109
Exports 110
Africa 110
Producing companies 111
Salient statistics 111
Consumption 113
Trade 114
Imports 114
Exports 115
China 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 122
Consumption 126
Polytetrafluoroethylene 126
Other fluoropolymers 129
PVDF 129
FEP 132
FEVE 133
Other 134
Price 136
Trade 138
Imports 139
Exports 140
Japan 141
Producing companies 141
Salient statistics 142
Consumption 145
Polytetrafluoroethylene 146
Granular 147
Fine powder 147
Aqueous dispersions and others 148
Other 149
Other fluoropolymers 149
Poly(ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene) 149
Polyvinylidene fluoride 150
Perfluoroalkoxy 152
Fluorinated ethylene-propylene 153
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene 153
Miscellaneous 154
Price 154
Other Asia 155
India 155
South Korea 156
Taiwan 157
Southeast Asia and Oceania 158
Additional resources 159
Revisions 160
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