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Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Introduction 10
Manufacturing processes 13
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resins 13
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) engineering resins 14
Polymerization 14
Resin reclamation 14
Supply and demand by region 15
World 15
Producing companies 15
Salient statistics 17
Consumption 17
Electrical and electronics 19
Automotive 20
Chassis 22
Under the hood 22
Body 23
Alloys/blends 23
Other 24
Price 25
Trade 26
North America 28
Overview 28
Capacity 28
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Trade 30
United States 30
Producing companies 30
Salient statistics 31
Consumption 32
Trade 33
Canada 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Trade 35
Mexico 35
Producing companies 35
alient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 36
South America 36
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 37
Trade 38
Europe and CIS 38
Producing companies 38
PBT 38
PET 39
Compounders 39
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Trade 43
Middle East and Africa 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 45
Trade 45
Indian Subcontinent 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 46
Consumption 46
Trade 47
Northeast Asia 47
Overview 47
Capacity 47
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 49
Trade 50
Mainland China 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 52
Consumption 52
Trade 53
Japan 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 55
Automotive 56
Electrical and electronics 57
ther 57
Trade 57
South Korea 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Trade 60
Taiwan 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 62
Trade 62
Southeast Asia 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Appendix I—Polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate (PCT) and copolyesters 65
Appendix II—Cyclic oligomers of PBT 67
Appendix III—Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) 68
Additional resources 69
Revisions 70
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