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Styrene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary8
Capacity9
Consumption10
Polystyrene (GPPS/HIPS)12
Expandable polystyrene (EPS)12
ABS13
Styrene-butadiene latex13
Styrene-butadiene rubber14
Price14
Trade14
Industry trends and dynamics17
Major forces at work17
Feedstocks considerations17
Manufacturing processes19
Commercial processes19
Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation19
Propylene oxide coproduct (PO/SM)21
Other processes22
Styrene from butadiene in the C4 stream22
Styrene from toluene23
Styrene extraction from pyrolysis gasoline (STEX)23
Styrene from ethane and benzene23
Environmental issues25
Supply and demand by region27
North America27
Overview27
Capacity27
Salient statistics27
Consumption28
Trade29
United States29
Producing companies29
Salient statistics30
Consumption30
Trade31
Canada32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics32
Consumption33
Trade33
Mexico33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics34
Consumption34
Trade35
South America35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics36
Consumption37
Trade38
Western Europe38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade43
Central Europe44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade46
CIS and Baltic States46
Producing companies47
Salient statistics48
Consumption48
Trade49
Middle East50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade53
Africa54
Producing companies54
Consumption54
Trade55
Indian Subcontinent55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics55
Consumption55
Trade57
Northeast Asia57
Overview57
Capacity57
Salient statistics59
Consumption59
Trade60
Mainland China61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics64
Consumption65
Trade67
Japan68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics69
Consumption69
Trade70
South Korea70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Taiwan73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics73
Consumption74
Trade75
Other Northeast Asia75
Southeast Asia75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics77
Consumption77
Trade79
Appendix I—Specialty aromatic monomers80
Appendix II—Styrene specifications81
Additional resources82
Revisions85
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