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Polyether Polyols for Urethanes

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary7
Summary 9
Americas10
Europe, Middle East, and Africa10
Asia and Oceania11
Macroeconomic environment13
Industry structure and dynamics14
Introduction17
Manufacturing processes19
Polyols based on propylene oxide19
Polypropylene glycol (PPG)19
Polyol adducts20
Double-metal cyanide catalysis20
Block copolymers20
Natural oil polyols (NOPs)21
Modified polyols based on propylene oxide22
Polymer polyols22
Polyurea polyols22
Environmental issues23
Supply and demand by region24
North America24
United States24
Producing companies24
Production26
Consumption28
Flexible foam31
Transportation33
Bedding34
Furniture34
Carpet underlay34
Packaging35
Textile35
Other35
Rigid foam35
Construction37
Appliances37
Packaging38
Industrial insulation38
Transportation38
Other39
Nonfoam39
Adhesives and sealants40
Cast elastomers41
Thermoplastic elastomers42
Surface coatings42
RIM-processed polyurethanes43
Polyurethane fibers43
Binders and fillers44
Other44
Price44
Trade46
Canada and Mexico47
Reported consumption47
Canada48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Mexico50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption51
Central and South America52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics53
Consumption54
Western Europe55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics59
Consumption59
Flexible and semirigid foam61
Rigid foam61
Nonfoam/CASE62
Price62
Trade64
Central and Eastern Europe66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Price70
Trade70
Middle East and Africa71
Producing companies71
Production72
Consumption72
Price74
Trade74
Asia74
China75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Rigid foam78
Flexible foam79
Nonfoam/CASE79
Price79
Trade80
India81
Producing companies81
Salient statistics81
Consumption82
Trade83
Japan83
Producing companies83
Salient statistics84
Consumption85
Flexible foam86
Rigid foam87
Nonfoam/CASE applications87
Price87
Trade88
South Korea88
Producing companies88
Salient statistics89
Consumption90
Price92
Trade92
Taiwan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics93
Consumption94
Trade95
Other Asia96
Producing companies96
Salient statistics97
Consumption99
Oceania 102
Producing companies 102
Supply and demand 102
Additional resources 105
Revisions 107
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