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Phthalic Anhydride

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Introduction 15
Manufacturing processes 16
Environmental issues 18
Supply and demand by region 19
World 19
Salient statistics 19
Consumption 19
Plasticizers 21
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP, DOP, and dioctyl phthalate) 21
Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) 22
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) 22
Di(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP) 22
n-Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 23
Linear phthalates 23
Other 23
Alkyd resins 24
Architectural coatings 24
Product finishes—OEM 25
Special-purpose coatings 25
Unsaturated polyester resins 26
Other 26
Polyester polyols 26
Polyetherimide resins 27
Halogenated anhydrides 27
Pigments and dyes 27
Miscellaneous 27
Price 28
Trade 28
North America 29
Overview 29
Capacity 29
Salient statistics 29
Consumption 30
Trade 31
United States 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 33
Plasticizers 34
Unsaturated polyester resins 36
Alkyd resins 36
Other 37
Trade 38
Canada 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 39
Plasticizers 40
Unsaturated polyester resins 40
Alkyd resins 40
Trade 40
Mexico 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 41
Plasticizers 42
Unsaturated polyester resins 42
Alkyd resins 42
Trade 42
Central and South America 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Plasticizers 45
Unsaturated polyester resins 45
Alkyd resins 45
Trade 45
Western Europe 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 47
Plasticizers 48
Alkyd resins 48
Unsaturated polyester resins 49
Trade 49
Central and Eastern Europe 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 50
Plasticizers 51
Unsaturated polyester resins 51
Trade 51
CIS and Baltic States 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 53
Plasticizers 53
Unsaturated polyester resins 53
Trade 54
Middle East 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Plasticizers 56
Alkyd resins 56
Unsaturated polyester resins 56
Trade 56
Africa 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 58
Plasticizers 58
Alkyd resins 58
Unsaturated polyester resins 59
Trade 59
Indian Subcontinent 59
Producing companies 59
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Plasticizers 61
Alkyd resins 61
Unsaturated polyester resins 61
Trade 61
Northeast Asia 62
Overview 62
Capacity 62
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Mainland China 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Plasticizers 67
Unsaturated polyester resins 68
Alkyd resins 68
Other 68
Trade 68
Japan 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 70
Plasticizers 70
Alkyd resins 71
Unsaturated polyester resins 71
Trade 71
South Korea 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Plasticizers 73
Alkyd resins 73
Unsaturated polyester resins 73
Trade 73
Taiwan 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Plasticizers 75
Unsaturated polyester resins 75
Trade 75
Southeast Asia 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 76
Plasticizers 77
Unsaturated polyester resins 77
Trade 77
Additional resources 78
Revisions 79
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