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Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins

Chemical Economics Handbook

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 18
Electrical and electronics 20
Automotive 21
Chassis 23
Under the hood 23
Body 24
Alloys/blends 24
Other 25
Price 26
Trade 27
North America 29
Overview 29
Capacity 29
Salient statistics 29
Consumption 30
Trade 31
United States 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 33
Trade 35
Canada 36
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 36
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Mexico 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 38
Trade 39
Central and South America 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Trade 43
Europe and CIS 43
Producing companies 43
PBT 43
PET 44
Compounders 44
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 45
Trade 48
Middle East and Africa 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Trade 52
Indian Subcontinent 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 53
Trade 55
Northeast Asia 55
Overview 55
Capacity 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 56
Trade 58
Mainland China 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 60
Trade 62
Japan 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 64
Trade 66
South Korea 67
Producing companies 67
Salient statistics 67
Consumption 68
Trade 70
Taiwan 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 71
Trade 73
Southeast Asia 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 74
Trade 76
Appendix I—Polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate (PCT) and copolyesters 77
Appendix II—Cyclic oligomers of PBT 79
Appendix III—Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) 80
Additional resources 81
Revisions 82
Data Workbook 83
Notice 84
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