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Styrene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Capacity and production 10
Consumption 11
Polystyrene (GPPS/HIPS) 13
Expandable polystyrene (EPS) 14
ABS 14
Styrene-butadiene latex 15
Styrene-butadiene rubber 15
Price 15
Trade 16
Industry trends and dynamics 18
Major forces at work 18
Feedstocks considerations 18
Manufacturing processes 20
Commercial processes 20
Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation 20
Propylene oxide coproduct (PO/SM) 22
Other processes 23
Styrene from butadiene in the C4 stream 2323
Styrene from toluene 24
Styrene extraction from pyrolysis gasoline (STEX) 24
Styrene from ethane and benzene 24
Environmental issues 26
Supply and demand by region 28
North America 28
Overview 28
Capacity 28
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Trade 31
United States 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 31
Consumption 32
Trade 33
Canada 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 34
Trade 35
Mexico 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Central and South America 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 39
Trade 41
Western Europe 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Trade 46
Central and Eastern Europe 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 48
Trade 50
CIS and Baltic States 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 52
Trade 53
Middle East 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Trade 57
Africa 57
Producing companies 57
Consumption 57
Trade 58
Indian Subcontinent 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 59
Trade 60
Northeast Asia 60
Overview 60
Capacity 60
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Mainland China 64
Producing companies 64
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 70
Trade 72
Japan 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Trade 75
South Korea 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 77
Trade 78
Taiwan 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Other Northeast Asia 80
Southeast Asia 80
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 82
Consumption 82
Trade 84
Appendix I—Specialty aromatic monomers 85
Appendix II—Styrene specifications 86
Additional resources 87
Revisions 90
Data Workbook 91
Notice 92
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