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Phenol

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Major producing companies 10
Price 11
Trade 13
Introduction 14
Manufacturing processes 15
Synthetic processes 15
Cumene peroxidation 15
Toluene oxidation 16
Natural recovery 16
Other processes 16
Benzene sulfonation 16
Chlorobenzene process 17
Raschig process 18
Benzene via cyclohexene 18
Direct oxidation of benzene 19
Direct catalytic conversion of benzene 19
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 27
Bisphenol A 28
PF resins 29
Nylon/KA oil 31
Alkylphenols 31
PPO/ortho-xylenol 33
Other 33
Trade 35
Canada 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Mexico 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 38
Trade 39
Central and South America 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Trade 42
Western Europe 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 48
Central and Eastern Europe 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
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 56
Africa 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 58
Trade 58
Indian Subcontinent 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 60
Mainland China 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 65
Japan 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 69
South Korea 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 70
Trade 71
Taiwan 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 74
Southeast Asia 74
Producing companies 74
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 75
Trade 76
Additional resources 77
Revisions 79
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