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Chemical Economics Handbook

Adipic Acid

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction10
Manufacturing processes11
Oxidation of cyclohexane11
Conventional process11
One-step oxidation12
Hydroperoxide process12
Boric acid process12
Hydrogenation of benzene to cyclohexene12
Hydrogenation of phenol and oxidation of cyclohexanol12
Bio-based adipic acid13
Environmental issues13
Supply and demand by region13
North America13
United States15
Producing companies15
Salient statistics16
Consumption17
Nylon 66 polymer18
Nylon 66 engineering resins19
Nylon 66 fibers20
Other (nonnylon)20
Polyurethanes20
Plasticizers21
Food additives22
Miscellaneous22
Trade23
Canada24
Salient statistics24
Consumption25
Trade26
Mexico26
South America27
Producing companies27
Salient statistics27
Consumption28
Trade29
Western Europe29
Producing companies30
Salient statistics30
Consumption31
Trade32
Central Europe33
CIS and Baltic States33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Trade35
Middle East and Africa35
Indian subcontinent37
Northeast Asia37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics38
Consumption38
Trade39
Japan40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics41
Consumption41
Trade42
China42
Producing companies43
Salient statistics44
Consumption44
Trade45
Producing companies46
Salient statistics47
Consumption47
Trade48
Taiwan49
Southeast Asia50
Producing companies50
Salient statistics51
Consumption51
Trade52
Bibliography53

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