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Propylene Oxide

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary 6
Introduction11
Manufacturing processes12
Chlorohydrin process13
Peroxidation processes14
Hydroperoxidation processes15
Environmental issues17
Supply and demand by region18
World18
Capacity18
Producing companies20
Salient statistics21
Consumption23
Polyether polyols/polyurethanes25
Propylene glycols27
1,4-Butanediol29
Other applications30
Glycol ethers30
Polyalkylene glycols31
Polyoxypropyleneamines31
Isopropanolamines32
Water-soluble polymers32
Propylene carbonate32
Specialty surfactants32
Miscellaneous32
Trade32
North America35
Overview35
Capacity35
Salient statistics36
Consumption37
Trade39
United States40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics42
Consumption45
Polyether polyols/polyurethanes46
Propylene glycols47
1,4-Butanediol47
Other47
Trade48
Canada48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
Mexico51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade54
South America54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics55
Consumption56
Trade58
Western Europe59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics61
Consumption63
Polyether polyols65
Propylene glycols65
1,4-Butanediol66
Other66
Trade66
Central Europe67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics68
Consumption70
Trade71
CIS and Baltic States72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics73
Consumption74
Trade76
Middle East77
Producing companies77
Salient statistics78
Consumption79
Trade81
Africa82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics82
Consumption83
Trade85
Indian Subcontinent85
Producing companies85
Salient statistics86
Consumption88
Trade89
Northeast Asia90
Overview90
Capacity90
Salient statistics91
Consumption93
Trade96
China96
Producing companies96
Salient statistics98
Consumption 100
Polyether polyols 102
Propylene glycols 103
Trade 103
Japan 103
Producing companies 103
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 106
Trade 108
South Korea 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 110
Consumption 112
Trade 114
Taiwan 114
Producing companies 114
Salient statistics 115
Consumption 115
Trade 117
Southeast Asia 118
Producing companies 118
Salient statistics 119
Consumption 121
Trade 123
Bibliography 125
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