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Chemical Economics Handbook

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Resins (ABS)

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 6
Producers 8
Consumption 8
Price 11
Trade 12
Introduction 14
Industry structure and dynamics 15
Manufacturing processes 16
Emulsion process 16
Continuous mass (or bulk) process 16
Suspension process 17
Supply and demand by region 17
North America 17
Producing companies 17
Salient statistics 17
Consumption 18
Trade 19
United States 20
Producing companies 20
Salient statistics 21
Consumption 22
Appliances 23
Transportation 24
Electronics/electrical 25
Building and construction 26
Other 26
Alloys 27
Trade 28
Canada 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 29
Consumption 29
Trade 30
Mexico 30
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 31
Consumption 32
Trade 33
South America 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Consumption 34
Trade 35
Western Europe 35
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 37
Consumption 38
Appliances 39
Transportation (automotive) 39
Electronics/electrical 40
Alloys 40
Building and construction 40
Other 40
Trade 40
Central Europe 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Trade 42
CIS and Baltic States 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Trade 44
Middle East 44
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 47
Africa 47
Northeast Asia 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 50
Trade 51
Japan 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 54
Electrical/electronic applications 55
Transportation (automotive) 55
Appliances 56
Building and construction 56
Other 56
Trade 56
China 57
Producing companies 57
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Appliances 60
Electrical/electronics 60
Transportation (automotive) 61
Other 61
Trade 61
Republic of Korea 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Taiwan 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 66
Trade 67
Indian Subcontinent 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Trade 70
Southeast Asia 70
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 74
Appendix—Material properties of ABS grades 74
Bibliography 74

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