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Styrene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Capacity7
Consumption8
Polystyrene (GPPS/HIPS)10
Expandable polystyrene (EPS)11
ABS11
Styrene-butadiene latex11
Styrene-butadiene rubber12
Price12
Trade13
Industry trends and dynamics15
Major forces at work15
Feedstocks considerations15
Manufacturing processes17
Commercial processes17
Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation17
Propylene oxide coproduct (PO/SM)19
Other processes20
Styrene from butadiene in the C4 stream20
Styrene from toluene20
Styrene extraction from pyrolysis gasoline (STEX)21
Styrene from ethane and benzene21
Environmental issues22
Supply and demand by region24
North America24
Overview24
Capacity24
Salient statistics24
Consumption25
Trade26
United States26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics28
Consumption28
Trade30
Canada30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics30
Consumption31
Trade32
Mexico32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Consumption33
Trade34
South America34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics35
Consumption36
Trade38
Western Europe38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade43
Central Europe43
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade46
CIS and Baltic States46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
Middle East50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade54
Africa55
Producing companies55
Consumption55
Trade56
Indian Subcontinent56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Consumption56
Trade58
Northeast Asia58
Overview58
Capacity58
Salient statistics59
Consumption60
Trade61
China62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade67
Japan68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics70
Consumption70
Trade71
South Korea71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics73
Consumption73
Trade74
Taiwan74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade77
Other Northeast Asia77
Southeast Asia77
Producing companies77
Salient statistics79
Consumption80
Trade82
Appendix I—Specialty aromatic monomers83
Appendix II—Styrene specifications84
Bibliography85
Revisions87
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