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Polycarbonate Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Overview 9
Producers 12
Capacity 12
Consumption 14
Price 18
Trade 18
Key trends, challenges, and opportunities 19
Introduction 22
Industry structure and dynamics 22
Covestro 22
SABIC Innovative Plastics (SABIC IP) 23
Mitsubishi Companies 24
Teijin Corporation 25
Trinseo 26
Materials and properties 26
Manufacturing processes 28
Phosgenation processes 28
Interfacial polycondensation 28
Solution phosgenation 30
Conventional melt process 30
Nonphosgenation melt processes 30
Environmental issues 32
Raw materials 32
Recycling 32
Supply and demand by region 33
North America 33
Overview 33
United States 34
Producing companies 34
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 37
Automotive 38
Sheet and film 40
Appliances/housewares 42
Electronics/electrical 43
Medical/ophthalmic 44
Consumer/sports and recreation 45
Optical media 46
Packaging 46
Other 47
Blends 47
Trade 49
Canada 49
Consumption 49
Trade 51
Mexico 51
Consumption 51
Trade 52
South America 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 53
Trade 55
Western Europe 55
Producing companies 55
Corporate activities 58
Distributors 60
Sheet producer associations 61
Sheet and film producers 61
Salient statistics 62
Production 63
Consumption 63
Sheet and film 65
Automotive (nonwindow) 65
Automotive (window) 66
Electrical/electronic 67
Appliances/housewares 68
Optical media 68
Consumer, sports, and recreation 68
Packaging 69
Medical/health care 69
Trade 70
Central and Eastern Europe 70
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 71
Trade 72
CIS and Baltic States 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 75
Middle East 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Trade 78
Africa 78
Consumption 78
Trade 79
Indian Subcontinent 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Trade 82
Northeast Asia 82
Overview 82
Capacity 82
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 83
Trade 85
Mainland China 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 87
Consumption 88
Trade 90
Japan 91
Producing companies 91
Salient statistics 92
Consumption 93
Electronics/electrical 93
Sheet/film 94
Automotive/transportation 94
Optical media 94
Medical/ophthalmic 95
Appliances/housewares 95
Other 95
Trade 95
South Korea 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 97
Trade 98
Taiwan 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 100
Trade 100
Southeast Asia 101
Producing companies 101
Salient statistics 102
Consumption 103
Trade 104
Additional resources 106
Revisions 108
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