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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Salient statistics 10
Producing companies 12
Integration 13
Consumption 13
Rigid PVC 15
Flexible PVC 18
Price 21
Trade 21
Introduction 24
Manufacturing processes 27
Polymerization processes 27
Suspension polymerization 27
Emulsion polymerization 28
Microsuspension polymerization 28
Mass (or bulk) polymerization 28
Solution polymerization 29
Chlorinated PVC 29
Compounding 30
Processing of compounded PVC resins into end products 30
Extrusion 30
Calendaring 31
Molding 31
Coating 32
Environmental issues 33
Supply and demand by region 37
North America 37
Overview 37
Producing companies 37
Integration 38
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 39
Trade 41
United States 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 45
Trade 49
Canada 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 51
Rigid PVC 51
Flexible PVC 52
Trade 53
Mexico 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Rigid PVC 56
Flexible PVC 56
Trade 57
South America 58
Producing companies 58
Integration 60
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 61
Rigid PVC 63
Flexible PVC 64
Trade 65
Western Europe 66
Producing companies 66
Integration 71
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Rigid PVC 73
Flexible PVC 75
Trade 76
Central Europe 76
Producing companies 76
Integration 77
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Rigid PVC 79
Flexible PVC 80
Trade 81
CIS and Baltic States 81
Producing companies 81
Integration 83
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 84
Rigid PVC 85
Flexible PVC 86
Trade 87
Middle East 87
Producing companies 87
Integration 89
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 90
Rigid PVC 90
Flexible PVC 91
Trade 92
Africa 92
Producing companies 92 92
Integration 93
Salient statistics 94
Consumption 94
Rigid PVC 95
Flexible PVC 96
Trade 97
Indian Subcontinent 97
Producing companies 97
Integration 99
Salient statistics 99
Consumption 100
Rigid PVC 101
Flexible PVC 102
Trade 102
Northeast Asia 103
Overview 103
Producing companies 103
Integration 104
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 105
Trade 107
Mainland China 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 112
Consumption 113
Rigid PVC 113
Flexible PVC 114
Trade 115
Japan 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 117
Consumption 117
Rigid PVC 118
Flexible PVC 119
Trade 120
South Korea 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 121
Consumption 122
Rigid PVC 123
Flexible PVC 123
Trade 124
Taiwan 124
Producing companies 124
Salient statistics 125
Consumption 126
Rigid PVC 127
Flexible PVC 127
Trade 128
Southeast Asia 128
Producing companies 128
Integration 130
Salient statistics 130
Consumption 131
Rigid PVC 132
Flexible PVC 133
Trade 134
Additional resources 135
Revisions 136
Data Workbook 137
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