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Propylene Oxide

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Introduction 12
Manufacturing processes 13
Chlorohydrin process 14
Peroxidation processes 15
Hydroperoxidation processes 17
Environmental issues 19
Supply and demand by region 20
World 20
Capacity 20
Producing companies 22
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 26
Polyether polyols/polyurethanes 27
Propylene glycols 28
1,4-Butanediol 291,4,29
Other applications 30
Glycol ethers 30
Polyalkylene glycols 30
Polyoxypropyleneamines 31
Isopropanolamines 31
Water-soluble polymers 31
Propylene carbonate 32
Specialty surfactants 32
Miscellaneous 32
Trade 32
North America 34
Overview 34
Capacity 34
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 36
Trade 38
United States 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Polyether polyols/polyurethanes 44
Propylene glycols 45
1,4-Butanediol 451,4,45
Other 45
Trade 46
Canada 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 47
Trade 49
Mexico 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 52
South America 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Trade 57
Western Europe 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 62
Polyether polyols 64
Propylene glycols 64
1,4-Butanediol 651,4,65
Other 65
Trade 65
Central Europe 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 67
Consumption 68
Trade 70
CIS and Baltic States 71
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 75
Middle East 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 78
Trade 80
Africa 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 81
Consumption 82
Trade 84
Indian Subcontinent 84
Producing companies 84
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 87
Trade 88
Northeast Asia 89
Overview 89
Capacity 89
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 91
Trade 94
China 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 97
Consumption 98
Polyether polyols 100
Propylene glycols 101
Trade 101
Japan 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 103
Consumption 104
Trade 106
South Korea 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 109
Trade 111
Taiwan 112
Producing companies 112
Salient statistics 112
Consumption 112
Trade 114
Southeast Asia 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 116
Consumption 118
Trade 120
Additional resources 122
Revisions 123
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