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Isophthalic Acid and meta-Xylene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 5
Summary 7
Introduction 11
Manufacturing processes 12
Environmental issues 13
Supply and demand by region 14
United States 14
Producing companies 14
Salient statistics 14
Consumption 16
PET copolymer resins 16
Unsaturated polyester resins 17
Surface coating resins 18
Other 19
Copolyester resins 19
High-temperature polymers 20
Liquid crystal polymers 20
5-Lithiosulfoisophthalic acid and 5-sodiosulfoisophthalic acid 215,5,21
5-Nitroisophthalic acid 215,21
Miscellaneous 21
Price 21
Trade 22
Other Americas 23
Western Europe 25
Producing companies 25
Salient statistics 26
Consumption 27
Unsaturated polyester resins 28
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) copolymer resins 29
Surface coating resins 29
Other 29
Dimethyl isophthalate 29
5-Nitroisophthalic acid 295,29
Miscellaneous 30
Price 30
Trade 30
Eastern Europe 32
Middle East and Africa 32
China 32
Producing companies 32
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Japan 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Unsaturated polyester resins 37
Surface coating resins 38
PET bottle resins 38
Other 39
High-molecular-weight polyester resins/specialty polyester fiber 39
Isophthaloyl dichloride 39
5-Sulfoisophthalic acid 395,39
Polyarylates 39
Miscellaneous 40
Price 40
Trade 40
Other Asia Pacific 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Additional resources 46
Revisions 47
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