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Polyvinyl Alcohol

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 14
Environmental issues 15
Supply and demand by region 16
North America 16
United States 16
Producing companies 16
Salient statistics 17
Consumption 18
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) 19
Adhesives 20
Textile warp sizing 21
Polymerization aids 21
Paper sizings and coatings 22
Other 22
Trade 22
Imports 23
Exports 23
Canada 24
Salient statistics 24
Consumption 25
Trade 25
Mexico 25
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 26
Trade 26
South America 27
Salient statistics 27
Consumption 28
Trade 28
Western Europe 28
Producing companies 28
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 31
Polyvinyl butyral 33
Polymerization aids 33
Paper chemicals 34
Adhesives, textile sizing, and other applications 34
Trade 35
Central Europe 36
CIS and Baltic States 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Trade 38
Middle East and Africa 38
Indian Subcontinent 42
Northeast Asia 43
Mainland China 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 47
Polymerization aids 48
Textile warp sizing 48
PVOH fibers 48
Adhesives 49
Paper sizing and coatings 49
Architectural coatings 49
Other 49
Trade 50
Japan 51
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 52
PVOH fibers 54
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) 55
Adhesives and polymer 55
Paper processing 55
PVOH films 56
PVOH films (optical grade) 56
Textile processing 56
Other 56
Trade 56
South Korea 57
Taiwan 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 59
Southeast Asia 60
Additional resources 61
Revisions 63
Data Workbook 64
Notice 65
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