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Chemical Economics Handbook

Adipic Acid

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction11
Manufacturing processes12
Oxidation of cyclohexane12
Conventional process12
One-step oxidation13
Hydroperoxide process13
Boric acid process13
Hydrogenation of benzene to cyclohexene13
Hydrogenation of phenol and oxidation of cyclohexanol13
Bio-based adipic acid14
Environmental issues15
Supply and demand by region16
North America16
United States18
Producing companies18
Salient statistics18
Consumption20
Nylon 66 polymer21
Other (nonnylon)22
Trade24
Canada25
Salient statistics25
Consumption26
Trade26
Mexico26
South America27
Producing companies27
Salient statistics27
Consumption28
Trade29
Western Europe29
Producing companies29
Salient statistics30
Consumption31
Trade33
Central Europe34
CIS and Baltic States34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics34
Consumption35
Trade35
Middle East and Africa35
Indian Subcontinent36
Northeast Asia37
Overview37
Capacity37
Salient statistics37
Consumption38
Trade39
China39
Producing companies40
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade43
Japan43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade45
South Korea45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Trade47
Taiwan47
Southeast Asia49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics49
Consumption50
Trade51
Bibliography52

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