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Sorbitol

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 8
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 15
Hydrogenation of glucose 15
Coproduction with mannitol 16
Competing polyols 17
Supply and demand by region 19
United States 19
Producing companies 19
Salient statistics 19
Production 20
Consumption 20
Food and confections 22
Personal care products 24
Toothpaste 25
Cosmetics and toiletries 25
Surfactants 26
Pharmaceuticals 30
Polyethers for polyurethanes 31
Other32
Vitamin C32
Clarifying agents for polypropylene 34
Isosorbide and derivatives 34
Miscellaneous 35
Price 35
Trade 37
Imports 38
Exports 39
Canada 40
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Trade 41
Mexico 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 43
Trade 43
Central and South America 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Price 47
Trade 47
Western Europe 49
Producing companies 49
Corporate activities 51
Distributors 52
Salient statistics 52
Production 53
Consumption 54
Food and confections 56
Personal care products 57
Pharmaceuticals 58
Vitamin C 59
Producers 59
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 61
Polyethers for polyurethanes 62
Surfactants 63
Other 65
Isosorbide and derivatives 65
Clarifying agents for polypropylene 66
Miscellaneous 67
Price 67
Trade 68
Imports 68
Exports 69
Central and Eastern Europe 70
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Price 72
Trade 73
Imports 73
Exports 74
Middle East 74
Producing companies 74
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Price 76
Trade 77
Imports 77
Exports 78
Africa 78
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 80
Price 81
Trade 82
Imports 82
Exports 83
China 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 86
Vitamin C 87
Personal care products 90
Polyols 90
Food, confections, and beverages 91
Pharmaceuticals 91
Other 91
Price 92
Trade 92
Japan 94
Producing companies 94
B Food Science Co., Ltd. 95
Mitsubishi Corporation Life Sciences Ltd. 95
Other market participants 95
Salient statistics 95
Consumption 96
Food and confections 98
Personal care products 99
Pharmaceuticals (including poultices) 99
Surfactants 99
Polyethers for polyurethanes 99
Other 99
Price 100
Trade 101
Other Asia and Oceania 103
Producing companies 103
Major Indian manufacturers 105
Gayatri Bioorganics Ltd. 105
Gulshan Polyols Ltd. 105
Kasyap Sweeteners Ltd. 105
Maize Products 105
Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Ltd. 105
Major Indonesian manufacturers 105
PT. Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo, Tbk. (Sorini) 105
PT. Sorini Towa Berlian Corporindo (STBC) 106
Major Thai manufacturers 106
Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry (Thailand), Ltd. 106
Salient statistics 106
India 109
Indonesia 109
Thailand and South Korea 109
Consumption 110
Price 110
Trade 111
Additional resources 115
Revisions 116
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