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Melamine

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Introduction 17
Manufacturing processes 19
Environmental issues 23
Supply and demand by region 24
United States 24
Producing companies 24
Salient statistics 24
Consumption 25
Laminates 26
Conventional laminates 27
Laminate flooring 28
Surface coatings 30
Automotive finishes—OEM 31
Metal containers 32
Coil coatings 32
Metal furniture 33
Other 33
Wood adhesives 33
Molding compounds 34
Paper treating 35
Paper coatings 36
Paper wet-strength resins 36
Textile treating 36
Other 37
Ceiling tiles 37
Flame retardants 38
Tire cord 38
Miscellaneous 39
Price 39
Trade 40
Imports 40
Exports 41
Canada 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Price 44
Trade 44
Imports 44
Exports 45
Mexico 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Price 46
Central and South America 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 49
Western Europe 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 51
Production 51
Consumption 52
Laminates 54
Conventional laminates 54
Laminate flooring 55
–Wood adhesives 56
Surface coatings 57
Molding compounds 58
Textile and paper treating 59
Other 59
Flame retardants and melamine salts 59
Concrete superplasticizers 60
Miscellaneous 60
Price 60
Trade 61
Imports 62
Exports 62
Central and Eastern Europe 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 65
Middle East 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 67
Consumption 68
Africa 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 69
Asia Pacific 70
Indian Subcontinent 71
Overview 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 73
Northeast Asia 74
Overview 74
Capacity 74
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 74
Mainland China 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Price 84
Trade 84
Imports 84
Exports 85
Japan 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 87
Consumption 87
Wood adhesives 88
Surface coatings 89
Laminates 90
Molding compounds 90
Textile and paper treating 90
Other 91
Price 92
Trade 92
Imports 92
Exports 93
Other Northeast Asia 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 94
Consumption 94
Trade 96
South Korea 96
Taiwan 97
Southeast Asia 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 98
Trade 99
Indonesia 99
Malaysia 99
Thailand 100
Singapore 100
Other Southeast Asia 101
Oceania 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 101
Consumption 102
Additional resources 103
Revisions 104
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