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Polyalkylene Glycols

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Introduction 10
Industry characteristics 14
Manufacturing processes 16
Polyethylene glycol 16
Polypropylene glycol 17
Higher polyol adducts 17
Block copolymers 18
Random copolymers 19
Commercially available polyalkylene glycols 19
Environmental issues 21
Supply and demand by region 22
United States 22
Producing companies 22
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
Surface-active agents null
Oil field chemicals 27
Other 27
Functional fluids 27
Lubricants 27
Personal care products and pharmaceuticals 29
Chemical intermediates 29
Polycarboxylate ethers 29
Other 29
Other 30
Price 30
Trade 31
Canada 32
Producing companies 32
Production 32
Consumption 32
Trade 33
Mexico 33
Producing companies 33
Production 34
Consumption 34
Trade 35
Central and South America 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Price 37
Trade 38
Western Europe 38
Producing companies 39
Production 42
Consumption 43
Polyethylene glycols 43
Chemical intermediates 44
Personal care and pharmaceuticals 45
Industrial applications 45
Polypropylene glycols and EO/PO copolymers 45
Surface-active agents 46
Functional fluids and lubricants 47
Price 47
Trade 49
Central and Eastern Europe 49
Producing companies 49
Production 50
Consumption 51
Trade 51
Middle East and Africa 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 52
China 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 56
Concrete admixture 58
Lubricants 59
Silicon wafer cutting fluids 59
Refrigerators and mobile air-conditioners 59
Other 60
Personal care and pharmaceuticals 60
Detergents 60
Price 61
Trade 61
Japan 61
Producing companies 61
Production 63
Consumption 63
Concrete admixture 65
Lubricants 66
Personal care and pharmaceuticals 66
Detergents 66
Other 67
Price 67
Trade 67
Other Asia and Oceania 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 69
India 70
South Korea 71
Taiwan 72
Southeast Asia 74
Additional resources 76
Revisions 78
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