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Chemical Economics Handbook

Acrylic Resins and Plastics

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary7
Introduction13
Manufacturing processes14
PMMA recycling14
Molding and extrusion compounds14
Acrylic sheet (cast and extruded)14
Cast sheet15
Cell casting15
Continuous cast15
Extruded sheet16
Conventional extrusion16
Continuous process16
Other acrylic products17
Environmental and health18
Supply and demand by region19
United States19
Producing companies19
Salient statistics21
Consumption22
Acrylic sheet25
Extruded sheet28
Cast sheet28
Molding compounds32
Medical32
Automotive33
Lighting fixtures and optical lenses34
Housewares and personal accessories34
Appliances34
Optical discs35
Film35
Other35
Price36
Trade38
Imports38
Exports40
Canada42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics43
Consumption43
Trade45
Imports45
Exports45
Mexico46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics47
Consumption47
Sheet49
Molding compounds49
Trade50
Imports50
Exports51
Central and South America52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics52
Production53
Consumption54
Sheet57
Molding compounds57
Trade57
Imports57
Exports58
Europe59
Salient statistics59
Consumption59
Western Europe60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Molding and extrusion compounds64
Molding compounds64
Extruded sheet64
Cast sheet65
Price66
Trade67
Imports67
Exports67
Central and Eastern Europe68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade70
Imports70
Exports70
Middle East71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics72
Consumption72
Trade73
Imports73
Exports73
Africa74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics74
Consumption74
Trade75
Imports75
Exports75
Japan76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Molding and extrusion compounds80
Automotive80
Electrical/electronic/industrial81
Lighting fixtures82
Other82
Cast and extruded sheet82
Signs and displays82
Electrical/electronic/industrial82
Glazing83
Other83
Price83
Trade84
China86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics87
Consumption88
Automotive89
Lighting fixtures90
Sanitaryware90
Glazing90
Display90
Other91
Price91
Trade91
Other Asia and Oceania92
Producing companies92
Salient statistics94
Consumption95
India96
Indonesia98
Malaysia99
Philippines 101
Singapore 102
South Korea 103
Taiwan 105
Thailand 107
Oceania 109
Miscellaneous 110
Bibliography 112

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