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Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary7
Summary8
Salient statistics9
Producing companies11
Integration12
Consumption13
Rigid PVC14
Flexible PVC16
Price17
Trade18
Introduction21
Manufacturing processes24
Polymerization processes24
Suspension polymerization24
Emulsion polymerization25
Microsuspension polymerization25
Mass (or bulk) polymerization25
Solution polymerization26
Chlorinated PVC26
Compounding27
Processing of compounded PVC resins into end products27
Extrusion27
Calendaring28
Molding28
Coating29
Environmental issues30
Supply and demand by region34
North America34
Overview34
Producing companies34
Integration35
Salient statistics36
Consumption36
Trade40
United States41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Trade47
Canada47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics47
Consumption48
Rigid PVC49
Flexible PVC50
Trade51
Mexico52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Rigid PVC54
Flexible PVC55
Trade56
South America56
Producing companies56
Integration58
Salient statistics58
Consumption59
Rigid PVC62
Flexible PVC62
Trade63
Western Europe63
Producing companies64
Integration68
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Rigid PVC70
Flexible PVC72
Trade73
Central Europe73
Producing companies73
Integration74
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Rigid PVC77
Flexible PVC78
Trade79
CIS and Baltic States79
Producing companies79
Integration81
Salient statistics81
Consumption82
Rigid PVC83
Flexible PVC84
Trade85
Middle East86
Producing companies86
Integration87
Salient statistics87
Consumption88
Rigid PVC89
Flexible PVC90
Trade91
Africa91
Producing companies91
Integration92
Salient statistics92
Consumption93
Rigid PVC94
Flexible PVC95
Trade96
Indian Subcontinent96
Producing companies96
Integration98
Salient statistics99
Consumption100
Rigid PVC101
Flexible PVC101
Trade102
Northeast Asia103
Overview103
Producing companies103
Integration104
Salient statistics104
Consumption105
Trade108
China109
Producing companies109
Salient statistics113
Consumption114
Rigid PVC115
Flexible PVC115
Trade116
Japan117
Producing companies117
Salient statistics118
Consumption118
Rigid PVC119
Flexible PVC120
Trade121
South Korea121
Producing companies121
Salient statistics122
Consumption123
Rigid PVC123
Flexible PVC124
Trade125
Taiwan125
Producing companies125
Salient statistics126
Consumption 127
Rigid PVC 128
Flexible PVC 129
Trade 130
Southeast Asia 130
Producing companies 130
Integration 132
Salient statistics 133
Consumption 133
Rigid PVC 134
Flexible PVC 135
Trade 136
Additional resources137
Revisions138
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