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Chemical Economics Handbook

Acetaldehyde

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes 10
Liquid-phase oxidation of ethylene 10
From ethanol 10
Acetylene hydration 11
Environmental issues 12
Supply and demand by region 13
United States 13
Producing companies 13
Salient statistics 13
Consumption 14
Pyridines 15
Acetate esters 15
1,3-Butylene glycol (1,3-butanediol) 15
Pentaerythritol 15
Other 16
Price 16
South America 17
Producing companies 17
Salient statistics 17
Western Europe 18
Producing companies 18
Salient statistics 19
Consumption 20
Ethyl acetate 21
Acetic acid 21
Pentaerythritol 21
Synthetic pyridines 21
Other 22
Crotonaldehyde 22
Glyoxal/glyoxylic acid 22
Miscellaneous 22
Price 22
CIS and Baltic States 23
Middle East 24
Africa 24
Japan 25
Producing companies 25
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 26
Ethyl acetate 27
Pyridines 27
Pentaerythritol 28
Other 28
Price 28
Trade 29
China 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 30
Acetic acid 31
Pentaerythritol 31
Pyridines 31
Ethyl acetate 32
Other 32
Price 33
Trade 33
India 33
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 34
Trade 35
Other Asia 35
Producing companies 35
Production 36
Consumption 36
Trade 37
Bibliography 39

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