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Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 5
Summary 7
Major producing companies 11
Price 12
Trade 13
Introduction 15
Manufacturing processes 16
Synthetic processes 16
– Cumene peroxidation 16
– Toluene oxidation 16
Natural recovery 17
Other processes 17
– Benzene sulfonation 17
– Chlorobenzene process 18
– Raschig process 19
– Benzene via cyclohexene 19
– Direct oxidation of benzene 20
– Direct catalytic conversion of benzene 20
– Other recent research developments 20
Environmental issues 21
Supply and demand by region 22
North America 22
– United States 25
– Producing companies 25
– Salient statistics 27
– Consumption 28
– Bisphenol A 29
– PF resins 29
– Nylon/KA oil 31
– Alkylphenols 31
– PPO/ortho-xylenol 33
– Other 33
– Trade 34
– Canada 35
– Producing companies 35
– Salient statistics 35
– Consumption 35
– Trade 36
– Mexico 37
– Producing companies 37
– Salient statistics 37
– Consumption 37
– Trade 38
South America 39
– Producing companies 39
– Salient statistics 39
– Consumption 40
– Trade 41
Western Europe 42
– Producing companies 42
– Salient statistics 44
– Consumption 45
– Trade 47
Central Europe 47
– Producing companies 47
– Salient statistics 48
– Consumption 48
– Trade 50
CIS and Baltic States 51
– Producing companies 51
– Salient statistics 51
– Consumption 52
– Trade 53
Middle East 54
– Producing companies 54
– Salient statistics 54
– Consumption 55
– Trade 57
Africa 57
– Producing companies 57
– Salient statistics 57
– Consumption 58
– Trade 58
India 58
– Producing companies 58
– Salient statistics 59
– Consumption 60
– Trade 61
China 61
– Producing companies 61
– Salient statistics 63
– Consumption 63
– Trade 65
Japan 65
– Producing companies 65
– Salient statistics 66
– Consumption 67
– Trade 68
South Korea 68
– Producing companies 68
– Salient statistics 69
– Consumption 70
– Trade 71
Taiwan 71
– Producing companies 71
– Salient statistics 72
– Consumption 73
– Trade 73
Southeast Asia 74
– Producing companies 74
– Salient statistics 74
– Consumption 75
– Trade 77
Additional resources 78
Revisions 80
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