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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 26
Trade 27
United States 27
Producing companies 27
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Urea-formaldehyde resins 31
Phenol-formaldehyde resins 33
Polyacetal resins 35
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI)35
Melamine-formaldehyde resins 36
Pentaerythritol 38
Other 38
Trade 45
Canada 45
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 47
Trade 47
Mexico 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 49
Trade 50
South America 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 54
Trade 56
Western Europe 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Formaldehyde resins 62
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI)64
Polyacetal resins 64
Pentaerythritol 65
Other 66
1,4-Butanediol66
Paraformaldehyde 67
Trimethylolpropane 67
Neopentyl glycol 67
Hexamethylenetetramine 68
Methyl methacrylate 68
Trade 68
Central Europe 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 72
Trade 74
CIS and Baltic States 74
Producing companies 74
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Trade 77
Middle East 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Trade 82
Africa 82
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 84
Indian Subcontinent 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 86
Trade 88
Northeast Asia88
Overview 88
Capacity 88
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 90
Trade 91
Mainland China 92
Producing companies 92
Salient statistics 95
Consumption 96
Formaldehyde resins 97
Polyacetal resins 98
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) 98
Pentaerythritol 98
Other 98
Trade 98
Japan 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 100
Formaldehyde resins 101
Polyacetal resins 103
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate)104
Paraformaldehyde 104
Pentaerythritol 105
Other 105
Trade 106
South Korea 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 106
Consumption 107
Trade 108
Taiwan 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 109
Consumption 110
Trade 111
Southeast Asia 111
Producing companies 111
Salient statistics 114
Consumption 115
Trade 117
Additional resources118
Revisions 119
Data Workbook 120
Notice121
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