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Chemical Economics Handbook

Acetylene

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes11
From hydrocarbons11
Partial oxidation (BASF process)11
Ethylene coproduct11
Wulff process12
Electric arc12
Other13
From calcium carbide13
Environmental issues15
Supply and demand by region16
United States16
Producing companies16
Production18
Consumption19
Chemical uses20
Acetylenic chemicals20
Other22
Industrial uses23
Price24
Trade25
Canada25
Producing companies25
Consumption25
Trade26
Mexico26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics27
Central and South America27
Western Europe28
Producing companies28
Salient statistics30
Production31
Consumption32
1,4-Butanediol33
Vitamins and acetylenic alcohols34
Vinyl ethers and esters34
Acetylene black34
Vinyl acetate monomer34
Industrial uses34
Price35
Trade35
Central Europe35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics37
Production37
Consumption38
Eastern Europe39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics41
Production41
Consumption42
Middle East43
Africa44
Japan45
Producing companies45
Production47
Consumption48
Price50
Trade50
China50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics55
Consumption56
Vinyl chloride57
Vinyl acetate57
1,4-Butanediol57
Polychloroprene rubber57
Other chemical uses57
Industrial uses57
Price58
Trade58
Other Asia59
Producing companies59
Trade62
Oceania62
Bibliography63

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