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Polyvinyl Alcohol

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction11
Manufacturing processes12
Environmental issues13
Supply and demand by region14
North America14
United States14
Producing companies14
Salient statistics15
Consumption16
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)17
Adhesives17
Textile warp sizing18
Polymerization aids19
Paper sizings and coatings19
Other19
Trade20
Imports20
Exports20
Canada21
Salient statistics21
Consumption21
Trade22
Mexico22
Salient statistics22
Consumption23
Trade23
South America24
Salient statistics24
Consumption24
Trade25
Western Europe25
Producing companies25
Salient statistics27
Consumption28
Polyvinyl butyral29
Polymerization aids30
Paper chemicals30
Adhesives, textile sizing, and other applications30
Trade31
Central Europe32
CIS and Baltic States33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Trade34
Middle East and Africa34
Indian Subcontinent36
Northeast Asia38
Japan39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
PVOH fibers43
Adhesives and polymer44
Paper processing44
PVOH films44
PVOH films (optical grade)44
Textile processing44
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)45
Other45
Trade45
China45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Polymerization aids49
Textile warp sizing49
PVOH fibers49
Adhesives49
Paper sizing and coatings49
Architectural coatings50
Other50
Trade50
South Korea51
Taiwan52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Trade53
Southeast Asia53
Additional resources55
Revisions57
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