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Polyester Resins, Unsaturated

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 7
Summary 9
Introduction 15
Environmental issues 16
North America 16
Europe 17
REACH 17
The EU VOC Directive 17
Manufacturing processes 19
Spray-up resins 20
Press-molding resins 20
Flame-retardant resins 20
Chemical-resistant resins 21
Application methods 22
Fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP) 22
Contact molding 23
Press molding 23
Resin transfer molding (RTM) 23
Sheet-molding compound (SMC) 23
Bulk-molding compound (BMC) 24
Preform mat moldings 24
Injection molding 24
Other 24
Filament winding 24
Continuous lamination 25
Pultrusion 25
Resin infusion 25
Nonreinforced plastics 25
Casting 25
Other 25
Auto repair putty and filler 25
Potting and encapsulating compounds 26
Surface coating resins 26
Raw material requirements 27
Supply and demand by region 29
United States 29
Producing companies 29
Production 31
Consumption 33
Fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP) 37
Construction 37
Marine and marine accessories 40
Land transportation 41
Consumer goods 42
Electrical components 42
Other 42
Nonreinforced plastics 43
Casting resins 43
Gel coats 43
Auto repair putty and filler 44
Other 45
Price 45
Trade 48
Imports 48
Exports 49
Canada 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 51
Trade 53
Mexico 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 54
Trade 55
Central and South America 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 57
Western Europe 60
Producing companies 61
Production 67
Consumption 69
Consumption by country 70
Consumption by end use 71
Automotive and other transportation 72
Building and construction 72
Pipes and tanks 73
Marine 73
Electrical applications 74
Wind energy 74
Coatings (wood coatings, gel coats, and other top coats) 74
Other 75
Price 76
Trade 77
Central and Eastern Europe 77
Producing companies 77
Production 80
Consumption 81
Trade 82
Middle East and Africa 83
Producing companies 83
Production 85
Consumption 85
Trade 86
China 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 91
Reinforced UPR 92
Nonreinforced UPR 93
Price 93
Trade 94
Japan 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 96
Recycling 98
Consumption 98
Glass/fiber-reinforced 100
Construction 101
Industrial products 102
Marine and transportation 102
Other 103
N onreinforced 103
Price 104
Trade 105
Other Asia 107
India 109
Producing companies 109
Salient statistics 110
Trade 111
Indonesia 112
Producing companies 112
Salient statistics 112
Malaysia 113
Producing companies 113
Salient statistics 114
Philippines 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 115
Singapore 116
South Korea 117
Producing companies 117
Salient statistics 118
Taiwan 119
Producing companies 119
Salient statistics 120
Thailand 121
Producing companies 121
Salient statistics 122
Vietnam 123
Oceania 124
Producing companies 124
Salient statistics 124
Additional resources 126
Revisions 128
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