Formaldehyde

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction16
Manufacturing processes17
Silver catalyst processes17
Metal oxide processes17
Environmental issues18
Supply and demand by region19
North America19
Overview19
Capacity19
Salient statistics19
Consumption21
Trade22
United States22
Producing companies22
Salient statistics24
Consumption25
Urea-formaldehyde resins27
Phenol-formaldehyde resins28
Polyacetal resins30
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI)31
Melamine-formaldehyde resins31
Pentaerythritol33
Other33
Trade39
Canada39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade42
Mexico42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Trade44
South America44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics46
Consumption48
Trade50
Western Europe50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics53
Consumption55
Formaldehyde resins56
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI)58
Polyacetal resins59
Pentaerythritol59
Other60
1,4-Butanediol60
Paraformaldehyde61
Trimethylolpropane61
Neopentyl glycol62
Hexamethylenetetramine63
Methyl methacrylate63
Trade63
Central Europe63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics65
Consumption67
Trade69
CIS and Baltic States69
Producing companies69
Salient statistics70
Consumption70
Trade72
Middle East72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Trade76
Africa76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Trade79
Indian Subcontinent79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Trade83
Northeast Asia83
Overview83
Capacity83
Salient statistics84
Consumption85
Trade86
China87
Producing companies87
Salient statistics89
Consumption91
Formaldehyde resins92
Polyacetal resins93
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)93
Pentaerythritol93
Other93
Trade93
Japan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics94
Consumption95
Formaldehyde resins97
Polyacetal resins98
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate)99
Paraformaldehyde99
Pentaerythritol 100
Other 100
Trade 101
South Korea 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 101
Consumption 102
Trade 104
Taiwan 104
Producing companies 104
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 105
Trade 107
Southeast Asia 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 109
Consumption 111
Trade 112
Bibliography 113
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