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Polyimides and Imide Polymers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes11
Condensation polyimides11
Addition polyimides12
Thermoplastic polyimides13
Polyamide-imides13
Polyether-imides14
Other thermoplastic polyimides15
Polyester-imides15
Raw materials16
Pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA)16
Trimellitic anhydride (TMA)17
Benzophenone tetracarboxylic dianhydride (BTDA)18
Biphenyl tetracarboxylic dianhydride (BPDA)19
Oxydiphthalic anhydride (ODPA)19
Hexafluorodianhydride (6FDA)19
Other19
Aromatic diamines20
4,4'-Oxydianiline (ODA)20
4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA)20
m-Phenylenediamine (MPD) and p-phenylenediamine (PPD)20
Environmental issues23
Supply and demand by region24
United States24
Producing companies24
Production26
Consumption26
Molding resins28
Wire enamels32
Films33
Fibers35
Advanced composites35
Foams37
Coatings38
Laminates39
Adhesives40
Price40
Trade41
Europe41
Producing companies41
Production43
Consumption44
Wire enamels45
Molding resins46
Fibers47
Foams48
PMI foams48
PEI foams48
PI foams49
Films49
Adhesives50
Coatings51
Composites/laminates52
Prices53
Trade54
Japan54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics57
Consumption59
Molding resins59
Films60
Fibers62
Castings and other62
Price63
Trade63
China63
Producing companies63
Consumption65
Wire enamels66
Films and castings67
Molding resins/parts67
Fibers/coatings/adhesives68
Trade68
Other Asia69
Producing companies69
Consumption70
Additional resources73
Revisions74
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