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Chemical Economics Handbook

Acrylic Acid and Esters

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary7
Introduction12
Manufacturing processes16
Propylene oxidation16
Acrylonitrile hydrolysis17
Reppe process17
Bio-acrylic acid17
Other processes18
Environmental issues19
Supply and demand by region20
United States20
Producing companies20
Salient statistics24
Production25
Consumption26
Crude acrylic acid26
Commodity acrylate esters26
Surface coatings29
Adhesives and sealants33
Plastic additives35
Textiles35
Paper36
Other uses37
Other alkyl and specialty acrylates38
Glacial acrylic acid40
Superabsorbent polymers41
Other acrylic acid polymers and copolymers42
Water treatment43
Detergent cobuilders43
Paper43
Other44
Price44
Trade45
Imports45
Exports47
Canada50
Consumption50
Architectural coatings50
Motor vehicles51
Price51
Trade52
Mexico53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics53
Acrylic acid53
Acrylate esters54
Central and South America59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics59
Trade62
Argentina62
Brazil62
Chile65
Colombia65
Peru66
Venezuela66
Western Europe67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics70
Acrylic acid70
Acrylate esters71
Commodity acrylate esters72
Specialty acrylates75
Glacial acrylic acid76
Superabsorbent polymers76
Other polyacrylic acid and copolymers77
Price78
Trade81
Acrylic acid81
Acrylic esters81
Central and Eastern Europe82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics83
Acrylic acid83
Acrylate esters84
Surface coatings85
Adhesives and sealants85
Plastic additives86
Paper86
Trade86
Middle East87
Producing companies87
Salient statistics87
Acrylic acid87
Acrylate esters88
Africa90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics90
Acrylic acid90
Acrylate esters91
China92
Producing companies92
Salient statistics98
Consumption 100
Acrylic acid 100
Acrylate esters 101
Surface coatings 102
Adhesives and sealants 103
Textiles 103
Other 103
Glacial acrylic acid 104
Superabsorbent polymers 104
Water treatment 104
Detergent cobuilders/other 104
Price 104
Trade 107
Imports 107
Exports 108
Japan 110
Producing companies 110
Production 113
Consumption 114
Polyacrylic acid115
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) 115
Polyacrylate and copolymers 115
Other copolymers 116
Acrylate esters 116
Adhesives/textiles and surface coatings 117
Plastic copolymers 118
Acrylic fibers 118
Acrylic elastomers 119
Other alkyl and specialty acrylates 119
Price 119
Trade 120
Imports 120
Exports 121
India 122
Producing companies 122
Salient statistics 122
Acrylic acid 122
Acrylate esters 123
Indonesia 125
Producing companies 125
Salient statistics 126
Acrylic acid 126
Acrylate esters 127
Malaysia 129
Producing companies 129
Salient statistics 129
Acrylic acid 129
Acrylate esters 130
Singapore 131
Producing companies 131
Salient statistics 132
Acrylic acid 132
Acrylate esters 133
South Korea 133
Producing companies 133
Salient statistics 134
Acrylic acid 134
Acrylate esters 135
Trade136
Imports 136
Exports 137
Taiwan 138
Producing companies 138
Salient statistics 139
Acrylic acid 139
Acrylate esters 140
Trade 141
Imports 141
Exports 141
Thailand 142
Other Asia 145
Acrylic acid 145
Acrylate esters 145
Oceania 147
Bibliography149

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