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Methyl Methacrylate

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Introduction 11
Manufacturing processes 12
C3-based technologies 12
C4-based technologies 15
C2-based technologies 15
PMMA recycled to MMA monomer 16
Environmental and health 17
Supply and demand by region 18
United States 18
Producing companies 18
Production 19
Consumption 20
Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) 21
PMMA sheet 22
PMMA molding and extrusion products (from PMMA pellets) 24
Surface coatings (acrylic) 26
Acrylic latexes 26
Lacquers 27
Enamels 28
Other 28
Other 29
Impact modifiers and acrylic processing aids 29
Emulsion polymers (nonsurface coatings) 29
Mineral-filled sheet 30
Polyesters 30
Transesterification 30
Polymer concrete 30
Price 30
Trade 31
Imports 31
Exports 33
Canada 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Mexico 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics38
Consumption 38
Trade 39
Central and South America 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 42
Western Europe 43
Producing companies 43
Production 44
Consumption 45
Price 47
Trade 48
Central and Eastern Europe 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 52
Middle East and Africa 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 55
Trade 56
China 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
PMMA 60
PVC modifiers 61
Surface coatings and adhesives 61
Other 62
Price 62
Trade 63
Japan 64
Producing companies 64
Production 66
Consumption 66
Trade 68
Other Asia 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Oceania 76
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 76
Appendix—methacrylic acid and other methacrylic acid esters 78
United States 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 81
Consumption 81
Trade 82
Canada 84
Mexico 84
Brazil 85
Western Europe 86
Producing companies 86
Trade 88
Central and Eastern Europe 90
Producing companies 90
Trade 90
China 91
Producing companies 91
Trade 92
Japan 93
Producing companies 93
Trade 95
South Korea 96
Producing companies 96
Trade 97
Taiwan 98
Producing companies 98
Trade 99
Thailand 100
Producing companies 100
Trade 100
Other regions 101
Additional resources 102
Revisions 104
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