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Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol (PTMEG)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Executive summary 5
Summary 6
Polyurethanes 9
Polyurethane (spandex) fibers 9
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU) 9
Prepolymers for cast elastomers 9
Other polyurethane applications 10
Copolyester-ether elastomers (COPE) 10
Manufacturing processes 11
Supply and demand by region 12
United States 12
Producing companies 12
Salient statistics 12
Consumption 13
Polyurethanes (nonfiber) 14
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU) 14
Prepolymers for cast elastomers 15
Polyurethane (spandex) fibers 16
Copolyester-ether elastomers (COPE) 17
Price 17
Trade 18
Latin America 19
Western Europe 19
Producing companies 20
Salient statistics 21
Consumption 21
Price 23
Trade 23
Imports 23
Exports 24
Central and Eastern Europe 25
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 25
Trade 26
Middle East 27
Salient statistics 27
Consumption 28
Trade 29
Africa 29
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 30
Trade 30
Japan 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 33
Price 34
Trade 35
China 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Spandex fibers 39
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU) 40
PTMEG polyols for CASE applications 40
Prepolymers for cast polyurethane elastomers (CPE) 40
Other 40
Price 40
Trade 41
Other Asia 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
India 44
Singapore 44
South Korea 44
Taiwan 44
Thailand 45
Vietnam 45
Additional resources 46
Revisions 47
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