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Propylene Oxide

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 15
Chlorohydrin process 16
Peroxidation processes 17
Hydroperoxidation processes 19
Environmental issues 21
Supply and demand by region 22
World 22
Capacity 22
Producing companies 24
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 27
Polyether polyols/polyurethanes 29
Propylene glycols 30
1,4-Butanediol 3131
Other applications 32
Glycol ethers 32
Polyalkylene glycols 32
Polyoxypropyleneamines 33
Isopropanolamines 33
–Water-soluble polymers 33
Propylene carbonate 34
Specialty surfactants 34
Miscellaneous 34
Trade 34
North America 36
Overview 36
Capacity 36
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Trade 40
United States 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 44
Polyether polyols/polyurethanes 46
Propylene glycols 46
1,4-Butanediol 4747
Other 47
Trade 47
Canada 48
Producing companies 48
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 48
Trade 49
Mexico 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 49
Trade 51
South America 51
Producing companies 51
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 54
Trade 55
Western Europe 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 60
Polyether polyols 61
Propylene glycols 61
1,4-Butanediol 6262
Other 62
Trade 62
Central Europe 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 65
Trade 67
CIS and Baltic States 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 70
Trade 71
Middle East 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Trade 75
Africa 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 76
Trade 76
Indian Subcontinent 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Northeast Asia 81
Overview 81
Capacity 81
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 84
Trade 85
Mainland China 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 91
Polyether polyols 92
Propylene glycols 93
Trade 93
Japan 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 95
Consumption 96
Trade 98
South Korea 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 101
Trade 102
Taiwan 103
Producing companies 103
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 106
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 109
Trade 111
Additional resources 113
Revisions 114
Data Workbook 115
Notice 116
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