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  1. Chemical Market Advisory Services and Analysis

    Market Advisory Services Know when the market moves and make better decisions The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services offer near-term market fun

  2. Chemical Industry Consulting, Strategy and Forecasting

    Consulting for the Chemical Industry Access unsurpassed industry insight and information into core chemical consulting capabilities. IHS Chemical Consulting draws on more than 60 years of providing strategic planning, technol

  3. Aromatics & Fibers: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Aromatics & Fibers Keep pace with the global aromatics & fibers markets The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, IHS Chemical provides the near-term outlook for Asian, Europea

  4. Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP)

    Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) Leverage unique strategic analysis and insight. IHS Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) (formerly SRI Consulting’s Specialty Chemicals Update Program) provides detailed analysis

  5. Chemical Economics Handbooks (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook® (CEH) Keep pace with the global chemical industry and its competitive markets. In publication for over 60 years, Chemical Economics Handbooks (CEH) provide five-year outlooks and extensive market

  6. Chemical Process Economics Program (PEP)

    Process Economics Program (PEP) Assess new technologies faster and at less cost. IHS Chemical Process Economics Program (PEP) provides in-depth, independent technical and economic evaluations of commercial and emerging techno

  7. Supply Management Solution Pricing and Purchasing

    Pricing & Purchasing - Supply Management Deliver cost savings, strategically manage spend, and drive procurement excellence The Pricing & Purchasing service, a part of the Supply Management solution, delivers timely,

  8. Oil Market Services Suites

    Oil Market and Downstream Suites Optimize your decisions across the oil and downstream value chain Oil and gas producers, refiners, pipeline, shipping and terminal companies face tremendous challenges, ongoing uncertainties,

  9. Lloyd's Register of Ships Directory 14/15

    Published since 1764, this guide to over 107,000 self-propelled merchant 100 GT ships and above helps companies execute risk and market strategies with verified data. Subscribers can access daily updates via Shipfinder Online

  10. List of Shipowners & Managers Directory 14/15

    This expert-validated hardback guide contains 1,000+ pages of ownership and ship information. Speed research time by searching for companies alphabetically or geographically. Subscribers receive access to the latest company de

  11. The Advanced Automotive Steering Systems Report 2013

    This report examines advanced steering system feel, trends, electrification and chassis performance. Provides OEMs with analysis on managing cost, safety, performance and weight compromises to achieve market differentiation.

  12. The Automotive Suspension Systems Report

    This report examines the sectorΓÇÖs key market drivers and materials considerations, increasing electrification, challenges and barriers, chassis and suspension weight reduction, and suspension performance.

  13. The Automotive Transmissions Report

    This report examines the transmissionΓÇÖs impact on emissions, driving performance and, in particular, product differentiation. Includes key drivers, challenges, technologies, clutch and market developments.

  14. The Automotive Seating Systems Report

    This report takes an in-depth look at the global seating market including the key changes currently underway in the industry and what the future holds for this key sector.

  15. The Advanced Automotive Lighting Systems Report

    Follow the automotive industryΓÇÖs evolution from incandescent and gas lighting to LED, OLED and revolutionary light sources. Includes projected impact on energy use, CO2 emissions and product longevity. Helps OEMs/suppliers u

  16. The Automotive Turbocharger & Supercharger Report

    Gain visibility into the turbo and supercharger market with detailed analysis of market drivers, fuel economy, CO2 and criterion emissions, new technologies and engine downsizing. Helps OEMs and suppliers understand sector tre

  17. The Automotive Cockpits & Dashboards Report

    This report examines technologyΓÇÖs impact on future cockpit design. Includes analysis of consumer demand for connectivity and infotainment device integration. Helps OEMs/suppliers understand industry response and perceive opp

  18. Trends in the Global Tire Industry

    Understand regional variations in the global tire industry with insight on market catalysts, raw material selection, supply chain dynamics and emerging technologies. Alerts OEMs, suppliers and investors to key opportunities by

  19. The ADAS & Active Safety Report

    Track the ADAS and active safety market with this global OEM and supplier review. Includes key catalysts, available technology and consumer response. Helps OEMs and suppliers stay abreast of current technologies and benchmark

  20. The Automotive Electric & Electronic Systems Report

    Understand the automotive industryΓÇÖs demands on electronic systems, its increasing need for electronics, hardware and sensors, and the software and systems created in an automotive network design.

  21. The Advanced Chassis Systems Report

    Understand how chassis technologies can improve vehicle performance, safety, fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. Report examines key drivers and technology developments of the entire system and its individual components.

  22. Weight Reduction in Automotive Design & Manufacture

    Understand policy initiatives, weight-saving methods, competition, barriers, key drivers and regulatory factors that are driving weight reduction in automobiles. This report examines new OEM and supplier methods to lighten exi

  23. Automotive Exhaust & Aftertreatment Systems Report

    This report examines exhaust and after-treatment technologies, in particular gasoline and diesel engines emissions control. Identifies key drivers: fuel economy and CO2 emissions, noxious emissions and health concerns, and pla

  24. US Wind Power Market Study 2011-2025

    This downloadable 206-page study offers objective analysis of US wind energy market challenges, prospects and competition. Advises developers, IPPs and utilities on survival strategies in a demand-constrained market.

  25. Global Wind Turbine Market Study 2011-2025

    This 177-page study analyzes the global wind turbine markets, including leading and emerging manufacturers, their competitive positioning and future challenges. Helps energy, technology and developer firms to align strategy wi

  26. Asia Wind Turbine Supply Market Study 2011-2025

    This 138-page report analyzes Asian wind turbine supply from regional and global perspectives. Assists OEMs and turbine suppliers with business strategy, product development and competitive positioning.

  27. Global Concentrated Solar Power Market Study 2010-2025

    198-page report on established and emerging global concentrated solar power (CSP) markets. Offers actionable intelligence and long-term forecasts for energy, power and technology firms looking to leverage this promising sector

  28. Global Geothermal Market Study 2009-2020

    This report provides long-term insight into the global geothermal landscape. Actionable intelligence for energy, power and technology firms looking to increase their presence in this resurgent sector.

  29. US Utility Solar PV Market Study 2009-2020

    This study analyzes the growing role of US utilities in the solar PV sector. Helps utilities, developers and turnkey providers understand and capitalize on market dynamics.

  30. Global Offshore Wind Market Study 2012-2025

    This report examines the global offshore wind industryΓÇÖs ΓÇ£make or breakΓÇ¥ state. Long-term forecasts and deep supply chain analysis help energy, technology and developer firms unlock possibilities in this high-risk, high-

  31. Europe Biopower Market Study 2012-2035

    Comprehensive report on biopower potential in Europe, its impact on international pellet trade, and procurement strategies of utilities, IPPs and developers. Helps energy firms evaluate biopower technologies and development op

  32. Lloyd's Register of Ships Directory 13/14

    Published since 1764, this guide to over 107,000 self-propelled merchant 100 GT ships and above helps companies execute risk and market strategies with verified data.

  33. The European Automotive Supplier Report

    Understand the economics of EuropeΓÇÖs automotive industry, especially its supplier base. This report details vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. It examines OEM-supplier ties, supplier M&A activity, and the outloo

  34. CEH: Urea

    Urea is the only primary nitrogen product chemically classified as organic because urea is produced from ammonia and carbon dioxide.

  35. SCUP: Water Management Chemicals

    This report focuses on the market for specialty chemicals in water management. The purpose of water treatment technologies and products is to purify, supply, recycle and dispose of water.

  36. Supplying Fiat Chrysler

    Learn how the two OEMs are collaborating to expand brand footprints, while developing new global and regionally defined vehicles. Details top-selling models, platforms, technology, plants and a defined move toward shared suppl

  37. Supplying Volvo

    Find extensive detail on VolvoΓÇÖs product, platform, plant and purchasing strategies. Learn about supplier relationships and the companyΓÇÖs $11 billion investment under Chinese ownership to completely revamp its model lineup

  38. Supplying Nissan/Renault

    This report looks at the Renault-Nissan AllianceΓÇÖs product, platform, plant and purchasing strategies. Learn about RNPO (the companyΓÇÖs purchasing entity), future models, expanding production, the re-launch of Datsun and ot

  39. Mercosur Automotive Supplier Report

    Discover prospects in the Mercosur bloc with detailed research on the regionΓÇÖs automotive industry and supply chain. Report examines national automotive policies, supplier-OEM relations, trends, joint ventures, M&A, R&D and

  40. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle OEM

    Learn how major OEMs are navigating the global medium/heavy commercial vehicle market. This report looks at the production impact of globalization and enabling technologies, supplier selection and capacity management strategie

  41. World Polyolefins Analysis World Analysis

    World Polyolefins Analysis This product/service is no longer available from IHS. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have questions please contact:Customer CareSales Find the chemical market research

  42. Polypropylene World Analysis

    World Analysis - Polypropylene IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polypropylene is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for polypropylene supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history,

  43. Propylene Oxide World Analysis

    World Analysis - Propylene Oxide IHS Chemical World Analysis - Propylene Oxide is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for propylene oxide supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year his

  44. Polystyrene World Analysis

    World Analysis - Polystyrene IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polystyrene is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for polystyrene supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base y

  45. PTA/DMT World Analysis

    World Analysis - PTA/DMT IHS Chemical World Analysis – Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for PTA & DMT supply/demand fundament

  46. Propylene World Analysis

    World Analysis - Propylene IHS Chemical World Analysis - Propylene is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for propylene supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, t

  47. ExxonMobil: Chemical Company Analysis

    ExxonMobil Chemical ExxonMobil Chemical is the chemical business of Exxon Mobil Corporation that is the largest publicly traded, global oil & gas major with total revenues of US $486 billion in 2011. ExxonMobil's product

  48. Chemical Company Analysis & Forecasting

    Chemical Company Analysis IHS Chemical Company Analysis (formerly CMAI Chemical Company Analysis) offers an in-depth assessment of major global chemical producers. Our goal is to increase our clients' knowledge and understand

  49. Rubber World Analysis

    World Analysis - Rubber IHS Chemical World Analysis - Rubber is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for rubber supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year f

  50. DuPont Performance Chemical Company Analysis

    DuPont Performance Chemicals IHS Chemical offers an expert view of the $7+ billion Performance Chemicals business set to be divested by DuPont. A new special edition of the IHS Chemical Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) analyze

  51. Solvay & Rhodia: Chemical Company Analysis

    Solvay & Rhodia Solvay is a diversified chemical company with approximately 30 thousand employees in 55 countries. Net sales amounted to €8.0 billion (US $10.4 billion) in 2011, but should increase to around €13 billion i

  52. Styron Chemical Company Analysis

    Styron Styron ranks among the top 80 global chemical companies with revenues of over $5.5 billion USD in 2012. The Styron product portfolio is mainly focused on styrene and butadiene derivatives, such as synthetic rubbers and

  53. Chemical Company Handbooks

    Chemical Company Handbooks IHS Chemical Company Handbooks (formerly CMAI Petrochemical Company Handbooks) profile the major petrochemical producers for 88 products, covering the world in regional volumes. IHS Chemical Company

  54. Chemical Company Handbook: Americas

    Chemical Company Handbook: Americas IHS Chemical Company Handbook: America is scheduled to be discontinued once current supplies are exhausted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and if you require any as

  55. Directory of Chemical Producers

    Directory of Chemical Producers® IHS Directory of Chemical Producers (formerly the SRI Consulting Directory of Chemical Producers) offers a focused view of more than 14,000 chemical firms that collectively produce 21,500 chem

  56. Chemical Consulting: Legal Support

    Legal Support Consulting IHS Chemical Consulting: Legal Support assists clients and their counsel with challenging legal issues involving the energy, chemical or allied products industries. Client Challenges Our consultants w

  57. Chemical Consulting: Commercial Renewables

    Renewables Consulting IHS Chemical Consulting: Renewables assists clients with economic, commercial and regulatory issues surrounding environmental and sustainability technologies, products and processes. Contact an IHS Chemi

  58. Chemical Consulting: Strategic Development

    Strategic Development Consulting IHS Chemical Consulting: Strategic Development assists clients with major decisions that entail external market and competitive considerations. Whether you are considering entry into a new mar

  59. Chemical Consulting: Technology

    Technology Consulting IHS Chemical Consulting: Technology assists clients with critical technology decisions. These decisions often hold the potential to drive portfolio optimization, involve heavy capital expenditures or aff

  60. Chemical Consulting: Transaction Support

    Transaction Support Consulting IHS Chemical Consulting: Transaction Support combines the deep industry, commercial and technical expertise of our consultants to support every aspect of our clients’ financial transactions. Whe

  61. Chemical Week: Industry News and Updates

    Chemical Week IHS Chemical Week is the world’s leading news source for chemical industry executives and professionals around the globe. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of providing trusted news and analysis, IHS Chemical

  62. Europe Aromatics: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Europe Aromatics IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Europe Aromatics assists clients with the complex tasks of tracking, evaluating and forecasting change in the quickly shifting aromatics industry. Fully integrated with I

  63. Global Nylon: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks report (formerly CMAI Nylon Feedstocks & Fibers Market Advisory Service) helps clients monitor and assess cur

  64. North America Aromatics: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    North America Aromatics IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: North America Aromatics provides critical market information for benzene, toluene, mixed xylenes, PTA, paraxylene, cumene, phenol, styrene and cyclohexane. Managed

  65. Global Bleaching: Chemical Market Advisory

    Global Bleaching Chemicals Access the authority on bleaching chemical prices. IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Bleaching Chemicals (formerly Harriman Chemsult Bleaching Chemicals Report) delivers monthly, in-depth

  66. Global Soda Ash: Chemical Market Advisory

    Global Soda Ash IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Soda Ash (formerly CMAI Global Soda Ash Market Advisory Service) delivers comprehensive monthly market reports on the world’s soda ash markets. Access current price

  67. Global Vinyls

    Global Vinyls Locate accurate, reliable data for the world’s vinyl chloride markets with IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Vinyls (formerly Harriman Chemsult Vinyl Chloride Report, CMAI Europe PVC Stream Report and

  68. Americas Vinyl Weekly: Chemical Market Advisory Services:

    Americas Vinyl Weekly When decisions need to be made immediately, and you need the latest PVC prices throughout North and South America, depend on IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services: Americas Vinyl Weekly (formerly the Che

  69. Asia Vinyl Weekly: Chemical Market Advisory Services

    Asia Vinyl Weekly When decisions need to be made immediately, and you need the latest vinyl prices throughout Asia, depend on IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services: Asia Vinyl Weekly (formerly Chemsult Week from Harriman Chem

  70. Asia Chlor-Alkali Weekly: Chemical Market Services

    Asia Chlor-Alkali Weekly When decisions need to be made immediately, and you need the latest caustic soda prices throughout Asia, depend on IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services: Asia Chlor-Alkali Weekly (formerly Chemsult We

  71. Europe Vinyl Weekly: Chemical Market Advisory Services

    Europe Vinyl Weekly When decisions need to be made immediately, and you need the latest PVC prices in Europe, depend on IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services: Europe Vinyl Weekly (formerly Chemsult Week from Harriman Chemsult

  72. Global Methanol: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Global Methanol IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Methanol (formerly CMAI Methanol Market Advisory Service) provides weekly market updates and monthly price forecasting, along with critical market analysis, for met

  73. Global Acetone: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Global Acetone IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Acetone (formerly CMAI Acetone Market Report) offers an integrated view of the world’s acetone markets with current prices, as well as price forecasts for the United

  74. Global Acetyls: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Global Acetyls IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Acetyls (formerly CMAI Global Acetyls Market Advisory Service) delivers monthly price reporting for acetic acid, vinyl acetate, ethyl acetate and acetic anhydride in

  75. Asia Light Olefins: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Asia Light Olefins IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Asia Light Olefins (formerly CMAI Asian Light Olefins Market Advisory Service) covers the world’s fastest-growing region for light olefins. Customers receive the most c

  76. China Polyolefins: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    China Polyolefins IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: China Polyolefins (formerly CMAI China Polyolefins Market Advisory Service) provides a comprehensive view of the Chinese markets for polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE) and

  77. Acetaldehyde - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acetaldehyde Published : Apr 01, 2013 The global market for acetaldehyde has been trending downward for the past twenty years as a result of the commercialization of more efficient technologies to

  78. Global PET Stream: Chemical Market Advisory Service

    Global PET Stream IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global PET Stream (formerly CMAI PET Stream Market Advisory Service) offers weekly price updates and in-depth monthly market analysis for the entire PET Bottle Resin cha

  79. Acetic Acid - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acetic Acid Published : Mar 01, 2013 Acetic acid is an ecologically friendly product. It is one of the few chemicals that can be found in most kitchens (as vinegar). Acetic acid manufactured by fir

  80. Acetic Anhydride - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acetic Anhydride Published : Feb 01, 2013 Acetic anhydride is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor and strong lachrymatory properties. In the United States, the major portion of acetic anhydride

  81. Acetone - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acetone Published September 2014Acetone is a clear, colorless, volatile liquid with a sweet odor. Its main chemical use is as an intermediate in the manufacture of acetone cyanohydrin for methyl me

  82. Acetonitrile - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acetonitrile Published : Mar 01, 2014 INEOS in the United States, Asahi Kasei in Japan and CNPC Jilin Chemical Group in China are the major players in the global acetonitrile market, with market sh

  83. Acetylene - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acetylene Published : Jan 01, 2014 Acetylene is used as an intermediate in chemical manufacture and as an industrial gas in the metalworking industry primarily for cutting and welding.Acetylenic ch

  84. Acrylamide - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Acrylamide Published : Oct 01, 2014 Overall, water management is the largest use for acrylamide globally. It accounts for about 35–40% of global acrylamide consumption. This is followed by the oil

  85. Activated Carbon - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Activated Carbon Published : Oct 01, 2013 Activated carbon is an amorphous form of elemental carbon prepared by the destructive distillation of any one of a variety of carbonaceous raw materials, i

  86. Adipic Acid - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Adipic Acid Published : Jan 01, 2012 The major markets for adipic acid include use as feedstocks for nylon 66 resins and fibers, polyester polyols and plasticizers. After suffering losses in most e

  87. Air Separation Gases - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Air Separation Gases Published : Dec 01, 2013 The principal industrial gases are derived from air and occur in air in the following proportions—nitrogen, 78%; oxygen, 21%; and argon, 0.9%. Rare gas

  88. Alkyl Acetates - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Alkyl Acetates Published : Dec 01, 2013 The C1-C4 alkyl acetates discussed in this report include methyl acetate, ethyl acetate, n-propyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, n-butyl acetate and isobutyl ac

  89. Alkylamines (C1-C6) - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Alkylamines (C1-C6) Published : Jul 01, 2014 Amines are a versatile class of compounds used in organic synthesis. There are heterocyclic, aromatic and specialty amines. C1-C6 alkyl monoamines are i

  90. Aluminum Chemicals - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Aluminum Chemicals Published : May 01, 2014 The principal products covered in this report are alumina trihydrate, aluminum oxide, aluminum chloride, aluminum sulfate, alumina silicate and sodium al

  91. Amino Resins - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Amino Resins Published : Jul 01, 2013 Amino resins are thermosetting polymers, with the most important amino compounds being urea and melamine. This report focuses on urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins

  92. Ammonia - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ammonia Published : Feb 11, 2014 Nitrogen fertilizers are the most widely used fertilizers in the world. Ammonia is the basic building block of the world nitrogen industry. With the exception of Ch

  93. Ammonium Nitrate - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ammonium Nitrate Published : Jul 01, 2013 Ammonium nitrate (AN) had been a popular fertilizer since the 1920s, but hit a low in 2001 and 2002, coinciding with security apprehensions following the S

  94. Ammonium Phosphates - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ammonium Phosphates Published : Sep 01, 2013 Ammonium phosphates are inorganic salts derived from the reaction between ammonia and phosphoric acid. They are produced as solids and fluids and they m

  95. Ammonium Sulfate - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ammonium Sulfate Published : Oct 07, 2013 Ammonium sulfate is used mainly as a nitrogen fertilizer material and accounts for about 4.7% of the world nitrogen fertilizer market. It is valued as an i

  96. Aniline - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Aniline Published : Oct 07, 2013 Production of MDI (methylenebis[4-phenyl isocyanate]) accounted for over 76% of world aniline consumption in 2012; other large applications include use as a chemica

  97. Benzoic Acid - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Benzoic Acid Published : Mar 01, 2014 In 2013, beverages and food accounted for nearly 49% of world consumption of benzoic acid in the form of sodium and potassium benzoate, up from 43% in 2009. Th

  98. Benzyl Chloride - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Benzyl Chloride Published : Aug 01, 2014 World consumption of benzyl chloride increased at an average annual rate of 5.6% from 2009 to 2013. This consumption growth was driven mainly by increases i

  99. Biodiesel - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Biodiesel Published : Jan 01, 2012 Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats. These esters of natural fatty acids with glycerin (named triglycerides) undergo base-cataly

  100. Bisphenol A - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Bisphenol A Published : Feb 11, 2014 While polycarbonate and epoxy resins are the major applications for bisphenol A, other uses include flame retardants, unsaturated polyester resins, polysulfone

  101. Bromine - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Bromine Published : Jan 01, 2014 Bromine is used in numerous inorganic and organic compounds. Since it is an element, it cannot be substituted by other materials without the properties of the compo

  102. Butanediol, 1-4 - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Butanediol, 1-4 Published : Apr 01, 2013 View Report1,4-Butanediol is a bifunctional, primary alcohol with various industrial applications. The major uses are in the production of tetrahydrofuran (

  103. Butanes - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Butanes Published : May 01, 2012 Butanes are consumed primarily for fuel purposes in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or in substitute natural gas (SNG). LPG, usually a mixture of butane and propane,

  104. Butyl Elastomers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Butyl Elastomers Published : Sep 01, 2013 Butyl rubber's most outstanding characteristics are its low permeability to air, gases and moisture; vibration damping; low glass transition temperature; l

  105. Butylenes - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Butylenes Published : Jan 01, 2014 Butylenes are four-carbon monoolefins that find uses in fuel and chemical applications. The focus of this study is the worldwide butylenes market, to evaluate the

  106. Calcium Chloride - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Calcium Chloride Published : May 01, 2012 Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is a salt, appearing as a white crystal. It is commercially available as anhydrous and dihydrate flakes, pellets and powder, or as

  107. Calcium Carbide - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Calcium Carbide Published : Apr 01, 2014 Calcium carbide is an inorganic compound with the following primary commercial applications—generation of acetylene, production of calcium cyanamide (a nitr

  108. Caprolactam - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Caprolactam Published : Jul 01, 2014 Caprolactam is used primarily in the production of nylon 6 fibers and nylon 6 engineering resins and films. About 57% of world caprolactam consumption is for ny

  109. Carbon Dioxide - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Carbon Dioxide Published : Nov 11, 2013 The carbon dioxide business is traditionally thought of as the recovery and distribution of liquid carbon dioxide, since this is the product most commonly bo

  110. Carbon Black - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Carbon Black Published : Jul 01, 2014 The leading application for carbon black is as a reinforcing agent in the production of rubber goods, accounting for more than 90% of total carbon black consum

  111. Carbon Disulfide - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Carbon Disulfide Published : Mar 01, 2011 Carbon disulfide has been an important industrial chemical since the late nineteenth century. It is used in a variety of applications, including the production of regenerated cellulos

  112. Carbon Fibers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Carbon Fibers Published : Sep 01, 2013 Carbon fibers are used primarily as reinforcing agents in high-performance composites with synthetic resin matrices such as epoxies, polyimides, vinyl esters,

  113. Cellulose Ethers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Cellulose Ethers Published : May 01, 2013 Cellulose ethers are polymers produced by the chemical modification of cellulose. The cellulose ethers covered in this report include carboxymethylcellulos

  114. Chelating Agents - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Chelating Agents Published : Dec 01, 2013 Chelating agents, also known as chelants, complexing, or sequestering agents, are compounds that are able to form stable complexes with metal ions. They ac

  115. Chlorinated Methanes - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Chlorinated Methanes Published : Mar 01, 2014 This report covers the four chlorinated methanes: methyl chloride (CH3Cl), methylene chloride (CH2Cl2; dichloromethane), chloroform (CHCl3) and carbon

  116. Chlorobenzenes - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Chlorobenzenes Published : Oct 07, 2013 Only three of many possible products resulting from the chlorination of benzene continue to have any large-volume applications—monochlorobenzene, o-dichlorob

  117. Citric Acid - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Citric Acid Published : Feb 01, 2013 Nearly 75% of the world consumption of citric acid is in beverages and food, primarily as an acidulant; carbonated soft drinks account for most use. Citric acid

  118. Cumene - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Cumene Published : Jun 01, 2014 Cumene is a colorless, flammable liquid in the benzene-toluene-ethylbenzene family. It is soluble in ethanol and benzene, but insoluble in water and it is used mainl

  119. Cyclohexane - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Cyclohexane Published February 2015Nearly all cyclohexane is used to make cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone, which, in turn, are used mainly as precursors for adipic acid and caprolactam, respectively

  120. Detergent Alcohols - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Detergent Alcohols Published : Jan 01, 2013 Detergent alcohols and their derivatives are widely used as raw materials in the production of surfactants for laundry and dishwashing detergents, other

  121. Dyes - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Dyes Published December 2014In the past 25 years, the production of dyes in the United States, Western Europe and Japan has decreased significantly, while production in Asian countries, particularl

  122. Elastomers Overview - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Butyl Elastomers Published : Sep 01, 2013 Butyl rubber's most outstanding characteristics are its low permeability to air, gases and moisture; vibration damping; low glass transition temperature; l

  123. Epichlorohydrin - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Epichlorohydrin Published : Jul 01, 2014 Epichlorohydrin is a liquid epoxide most frequently manufactured by the chlorohydrination of allyl chloride. The principal uses for epichlorohydrin are in t

  124. Epoxy Resins - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Epoxy Resins Published : May 01, 2014 Epoxy resins are high-performance thermosetting resins. Coatings continue to be the primary application worldwide, followed by electrical/electronic laminates and adhesives, flooring and

  125. Ethane - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ethane Published : Dec 01, 2012 The United States, the Middle East and Canada have long been the dominant producers and consumers of ethane. Western Europe and Asia have consumed much smaller amoun

  126. Ethanol - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ethanol Published January 2015Consumption of ethanol as a fuel now accounts for more than 85% of total global consumption. Hydrous ethanol can be used as a direct replacement for gasoline in specia

  127. Ethanolamines - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Ethanolamines Published : Aug 01, 2012 Ethanolamines are a class of organic compounds that include:Monoethanolamine (MEA)Diethanolamine (DEA)Triethanolamine (TEA)They are used in surfactants, gas p

  128. Ethylbenzene - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  137. Ferric Chloride - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  138. Fluorocarbons - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  139. Fluoroelastomers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Fluoroelastomers Published : May 01, 2013 Fluoroelastomers are fluorine-containing polymers noted for their exceptional resistance to heat, weathering and a wide assortment of fluids and chemicals,

  140. Fluoropolymers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Fluoropolymers Published : Dec 01, 2012 Fluoropolymers are among the most useful modern materials, providing nonstick surfaces for cookware and industrial products, waterproofing surface treatments

  141. Formaldehyde - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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    Chemical Economics Handbook Formic Acid Published : Mar 01, 2013 Formic acid (methanoic acid, HCOOH) is a colorless liquid with a sharp odor. It is soluble in water, various alcohols, acetone and ether. Most applications requ

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    Chemical Economics Handbook Fumaric Acid Published September 2014Fumaric acid is a colorless, nonhygroscopic, odorless crystal that occurs naturally in plants. It is consumed in food and beverages, rosin paper sizes, unsatura

  144. Furfural - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Furfural Published : Aug 01, 2011 China is the dominant player in the world furfural market. With 80% of global capacity and 72% of world consumption, China will continue to drive the overall marke

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  146. Glycol Ethers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Glycol Ethers Published : Mar 01, 2014 Over half of all glycol ether consumption (including E-series and P-series) is for use as a solvent in various formulations, such as paints, inks and cleaning

  147. Helium - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Helium Published : Mar 01, 2014 Helium is an inert gas and is the lightest of all gases except hydrogen. Helium is produced in the natural environment continually by the radioactive decay of uraniu

  148. Hydrochloric Acid - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Hydrochloric Acid Published : Aug 01, 2012 Hydrochloric acid is an integral part of the worldwide chlorine industry. Most of the HCl produced in the United States, Western Europe and Japan is gener

  149. Hydrocolloids - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  172. Rubber, Natural - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  175. Nitrobenzene - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  179. Nylon Fibers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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    Oxalic Acid Published : Apr 01, 2010 Between 2006 and 2009, world capacity for oxalic acid grew at an average annual rate of 14.4%, outpacing world consumption, which declined at an average annual rate of 0.1% during the same

  183. Oxo Chemicals - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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    Chemical Economics Handbook PET Polymer Published : Apr 01, 2012 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymer, also referred to as melt-phase PET resin, reactor-grade polyester or polyester chip, is the base polymer used in the p

  185. Phenol - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Bisphenol A Published : Feb 11, 2014 While polycarbonate and epoxy resins are the major applications for bisphenol A, other uses include flame retardants, unsaturated polyester resins, polysulfone

  186. Phenolic Resins - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Phenolic Resins Published December 2014Phenol-formaldehyde resins, commonly referred to as phenolic resins, are thermosetting plastics used in a variety of applications. They are noted for their hi

  187. Phosgene - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  188. Phosphate Rock - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  189. Plasticizers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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  190. Plastics Recycling - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Plastics Recycling Published : Nov 01, 2012 Over 30 major (large-volume) family types of plastic are produced commercially today. The two major groups are thermoset plastics (which cannot be recycl

  191. Polyacetal Resins - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    CHINA Report Polyacetal Resins This China Report product profile on Polyacetal Resins contains a summary, leading producers in China with plant locations, salient statistics and current consumption levels by market. Product p

  192. Polyamide Elastomers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Polyamide Elastomers, Thermoplastic Published December 2014Thermoplastic polyamide elastomers (PAE, TPA, TPE-A, PEBA, COPA) are high-performance thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) block copolymers, base

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    Chemical Economics Handbook Polyalkylene Glycols Published : Jul 01, 2013 Polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) are used in a wide variety of end-use markets; this report concentrates on nonurethane applications. These include markets

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    Chemical Economics Handbook Polycarbonate Resins Published : Jan 01, 2013 Polycarbonate resins are tough thermoplastics usually derived from bisphenol A and phosgene. Polycarbonate resin was commercialized in the early 1960s

  195. Polyester Fibers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Polyester Fibers Published : Feb 11, 2014 Polyester fiber, with a market share of about 72%, is the most-used synthetic fiber worldwide. Not only is its production cost the lowest among all competi

  196. Polyester Film - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Polyester Film Published : Nov 01, 2012 Polyester film, as discussed in this report, refers to a high-performance biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film made from polyethylene t

  197. Polyester Polyols - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Chemical Economics Handbook Polyester Polyols Published : Oct 01, 2012 Before the economic crisis hit the chemical industry in the fourth quarter of 2008, the market for polyester polyols expanded rapidly between 2005 and 200

  198. Polyolefin Fibers - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

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