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Chemical Economics Handbook

Benzoic Acid

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 5
Introduction 9
Regulatory status 10
Manufacturing process 11
Supply and demand by region 11
United States 11
Producing companies 11
Production 12
Consumption 13
Benzoate plasticizers 15
Dibenzoates 16
Other 17
Sodium and potassium benzoate 18
Alkyd resins 19
Other 20
Price 20
Trade 21
Imports 21
Exports 23
Canada 24
Salient statistics 24
Trade 25
Mexico 27
Salient statistics 27
Trade 28
Central and South America 30
Producing companies 30
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 32
Western Europe 32
Producing companies 32
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Benzoate plasticizers 35
Sodium and potassium benzoate 36
Animal feed additives 37
Benzoyl chloride 37
Other esters 37
Alkyd resins 38
Silage and feed preservation 39
Other 39
Bakery products 39
Fish products 39
Cosmetics 39
Industrial applications 39
Price 39
Trade 40
Central and Eastern Europe 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 43
Consumption 44
Benzoate plasticizers 45
Sodium and potassium benzoate 45
Animal feed additives 45
Middle East 45
Africa 45
Japan 49
Salient statistics 49
Consumption 50
Toiletries, cosmetics and fragrances 51
Benzoyl chloride 51
Alkyd resins 52
Food preservation 52
Other 52
Trade 52
China 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 57
Production 57
Consumption 58
Sodium and potassium benzoate 58
Alkyd resins 60
Benzoyl chloride 61
Benzoate plasticizers 63
Other 63
Price 64
Trade 64
Other Asia and Oceania 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Bibliography 69

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