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Glycol Ethers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Industry characteristics 13
Introduction 17
Manufacturing processes 20
E-series glycol ethers 20
P-series glycol ethers 20
Environmental issues and legislation 21
United States 21
Europe 21
REACH 21
The EU VOC Solvents Directive 21
Supply and demand by region 23
United States 23
Producing companies 23
Production 24
E-series glycol ethers 24
P-series glycol ethers 27
Consumption 29
E-series glycol ethers 29
Methyl glycol ethers 31
Ethyl glycol ethers 33
Butyl glycol ethers 35
Other E-series glycol ethers 38
P-series glycol ethers 39
Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PM) 42
Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether (DPM) 43
Tripropylene glycol monomethyl ether (TPM) 43
Other propylene glycol ethers 43
Price 45
E-series glycol ethers 45
P-series glycol ethers 45
Trade 46
E-series glycol ethers 46
Imports 46
Exports 47
P-series glycol ethers 48
Imports 48
Exports 49
Canada 49
Salient statistics 49
Trade 50
Mexico 51
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 52
Trade 52
Central and South America 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Argentina 57
Brazil 59
Western Europe 61
Producing companies 61
Production 63
Consumption 63
E-series glycol ethers 64
Consumption by product type 64
Consumption by end use 66
P-series glycol ethers 68
Price 70
Trade 71
Imports 71
Exports 73
Central and Eastern Europe 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Trade 76
Middle East and Africa 78
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Indian Subcontinent 81
Northeast Asia 82
Mainland China 82
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 85
E-series glycol ethers 85
P-series glycol ethers 86
Consumption 87
E-series glycol ethers 87
P-series glycol ethers 91
Price 93
Trade 94
Imports 94
Exports 96
Japan 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 99
E-series glycol ethers 99
P-series glycol ethers 101
Consumption 102
E-series glycol ethers 102
P-series glycol ethers 106
Price 108
Trade 109
Imports 109
Exports 110
Other Northeast Asia 110
Southeast Asia 114
Oceania 115
Additional resources 117
Revisions 118
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