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Formaldehyde

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Introduction 20
Manufacturing processes 21
Silver catalyst processes 21
Metal oxide processes 21
Environmental issues 23
Supply and demand by region 24
North America 24
Overview 24
Capacity 24
Salient statistics 24
Consumption 25
Trade 27
United States 27
Producing companies 27
Salient statistics 29
Consumption 29
Urea-formaldehyde resins 31
Phenol-formaldehyde resins 33
Polyacetal resins 35
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) 354,35
Melamine-formaldehyde resins 36
Pentaerythritol 38
Other 38
Trade 45
Canada 45
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 47
Trade 47
Mexico 47
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 49
Trade 49
South America 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 52
Trade 55
Western Europe 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 58
Formaldehyde resins 60
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) 624,62
Polyacetal resins 63
Pentaerythritol 63
Other 64
1,4-Butanediol 641,4,64
Paraformaldehyde 65
Trimethylolpropane 65
Neopentyl glycol 66
Hexamethylenetetramine 67
Methyl methacrylate 67
Trade 67
Central Europe 67
Producing companies 67
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 70
Trade 72
CIS and Baltic States 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Trade 75
Middle East 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 77
Trade 79
Africa 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 80
Trade 81
Indian Subcontinent 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 83
Trade 85
Overview 85
Capacity 85
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 87
Trade 88
China 89
Producing companies 89
Salient statistics 91
Consumption 92
Formaldehyde resins 94
Polyacetal resins 95
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) 95
Pentaerythritol 95
Other 95
Trade 95
Japan 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 97
Formaldehyde resins 98
Polyacetal resins 100
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) 1014,101
Paraformaldehyde 101
Pentaerythritol 102
Other 102
Trade 103
South Korea 103
Producing companies 103
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 106
Taiwan 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 107
Trade 108
Southeast Asia 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 111
Consumption 112
Trade 114
Bibliography 115
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