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Acetic Acid

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Production6
Consumption8
Price10
Top producers11
Trade11
Manufacturing processes13
Synthetic13
Methanol carbonylation13
Oxidation of hydrocarbons14
Paraffin oxidation14
Olefin oxidation15
Terephthalic/isophthalic acid coproduct16
By-product acetic acid16
Natural16
Saa-Bre™ technology16
Environmental issues17
Supply and demand by region18
North America18
Salient statistics18
Production18
Consumption19
Trade20
United States20
Producing companies20
Salient statistics21
Production21
Virgin acetic acid22
Recovered acetic acid23
Consumption23
Vinyl acetate monomer24
Terephthalic acid (PTA)25
Acetic anhydride25
Acetate esters26
Other27
Ketene/diketene27
Monochloroacetic acid27
Textiles28
Acetate salts28
Dimethylacetamide (DMAc)28
Trade28
Canada29
Producing companies29
Salient statistics29
Production29
Consumption29
Trade29
Mexico30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics30
Production30
Consumption30
Trade32
South America32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Production33
Consumption34
Trade35
Western Europe35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics37
Production37
Consumption39
Trade40
Central Europe40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics41
Production42
Consumption42
Trade43
CIS and Baltic States44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Production45
Consumption46
Trade47
Middle East47
Salient statistics48
Production48
Consumption49
Trade51
Africa51
Salient statistics52
Production52
Consumption53
Trade54
Indian Subcontinent54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics55
Production55
Consumption56
Trade58
Northeast Asia58
Salient statistics58
Production59
Consumption60
China61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics63
Production64
Consumption65
Vinyl acetate65
Acetate esters66
Terephthalic acid (PTA)66
Acetic anhydride66
Other66
Ethanol66
Monochloroacetic acid66
Trade66
Japan67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics67
Production68
Consumption69
Trade70
South Korea70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Production71
Consumption72
Trade73
Taiwan73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics73
Production74
Consumption75
Trade75
Southeast Asia76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics76
Production77
Consumption79
Trade80
Bibliography81

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