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Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes12
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resins12
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) engineering resins13
Polymerization13
Resin reclamation13
Supply and demand by region14
World14
Producing companies14
Salient statistics15
Consumption16
Electrical and electronics18
Automotive19
Chassis21
Under-the-hood21
Body22
Alloys/blends22
Other23
Price24
Trade25
North America26
Capacity26
Salient statistics26
Consumption27
Trade28
United States29
Producing companies29
Salient statistics30
Consumption30
Trade31
Canada32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics32
Consumption32
Trade33
Mexico33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Trade35
South America35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics35
Consumption36
Trade36
Europe and CIS36
Producing companies36
PBT36
PET38
Compounders38
Salient statistics38
Consumption40
Trade42
Middle East and Africa42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics43
Consumption43
Trade44
Indian Subcontinent44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade46
Northeast Asia46
Capacity46
Salient statistics47
Consumption47
Trade49
China49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade51
Japan52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Automotive54
Electrical and electronics55
Other55
Trade55
South Korea56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Consumption57
Trade57
Taiwan58
Producing companies58
Salient statistics58
Consumption59
Trade59
Southeast Asia60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Trade61
Appendix I—Polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate (PCT) and copolyesters62
Appendix II—Cyclic oligomers of PBT64
Appendix III—Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT)65
Bibliography66
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