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Polycarbonate Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Executive summary7
Summary9
Producers10
Capacity11
Consumption13
Price15
Trade16
Key trends, challenges, and opportunities17
Introduction19
Industry structure and dynamics19
Covestro19
SABIC Innovative Plastics (SABIC IP)20
Mitsubishi Companies21
Teijin Corporation22
Trinseo23
Materials and properties23
Manufacturing processes25
Phosgenation processes25
Interfacial polycondensation25
Solution phosgenation27
Conventional melt process27
Nonphosgenation melt processes27
Environmental issues29
Raw materials29
Recycling29
Supply and demand by region30
North America30
Overview30
United States31
Producing companies31
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Automotive36
Sheet and film38
Appliances/housewares40
Electronics/electrical41
Medical/ophthalmic42
Consumer/sports and recreation43
Optical media43
Packaging44
Other44
Blends45
Trade46
Canada47
Consumption47
Trade48
Mexico48
Consumption48
Trade50
South America50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade53
Western Europe53
Producing companies53
Corporate activities55
Distributors57
Sheet producer associations58
Sheet and film producers58
Salient statistics59
Production60
Consumption61
Sheet and film62
Automotive (nonwindow)63
Automotive (window)63
Electrical/electronic64
Appliances/housewares65
Optical media65
Consumer, sports, and recreation66
Packaging66
Medical/health care66
Trade67
Central Europe67
Salient statistics67
Consumption68
Trade70
CIS and Baltic States70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics70
Consumption71
Trade74
Middle East74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade77
Africa77
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Trade79
Indian Subcontinent79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics80
Consumption80
Trade82
Northeast Asia82
Overview82
Capacity82
Salient statistics83
Consumption84
Trade86
China86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics89
Consumption90
Trade92
Japan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics94
Consumption94
Electronics/electrical95
Sheet/film96
Automotive/transportation96
Optical media97
Medical/ophthalmic97
Appliances/housewares97
Other97
Trade98
South Korea98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics99
Consumption99
Trade100
Taiwan101
Producing companies101
Salient statistics101
Consumption102
Trade103
Southeast Asia104
Producing companies104
Salient statistics105
Consumption105
Trade108
Additional resources109
Revisions111
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