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Calcium Carbide

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 6
Introduction 8
Manufacturing process 8
Environmental issues 9
Supply and demand by region 9
United States 9
Producing companies 9
Salient statistics 10
Consumption 12
Acetylene 13
Industrial uses 13
Chemical uses 14
Metallurgical uses 15
Steel desulfurization 15
Ductile iron desulfurization 16
Slag modifier/conditioner 17
Price 18
Trade 19
Canada 20
Latin America 21
Western Europe 22
Producing companies 22
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
Calcium cyanamide 25
Metallurgical uses 26
Acetylene 26
Industrial uses 26
Chemical uses 26
Other 26
Price 27
Trade 27
Imports 28
Exports 28
Central Europe 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 29
Consumption 30
Price 31
Trade 32
Imports 32
Exports 33
Eastern Europe 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Price 36
Trade 36
Imports 36
Exports 37
Middle East 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 38
Price 38
Trade 39
Imports 39
Exports 40
Africa 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 41
Price 41
Trade 42
Imports 42
Exports 43
China 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Acetylene 57
Vinyl chloride 57
Vinyl acetate 58
Cutting and welding and other 58
Calcium cyanamide 58
Price 59
Japan 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 62
Acetylene 62
Chemical use 62
Industrial use 63
Desulfurization reagent 63
Calcium cyanamide 63
Price 63
Trade 64
Other Asia 65
Summary 65
Producing companies 65
Salient statistics 66
Bhutan 66
Producing companies 66
Trade 67
India 67
Producing companies 67
Salient statistics 67
Consumption 68
Price 69
Trade 69
Indonesia 71
Producing companies 71
Consumption 71
Trade 71
Republic of Korea 72
Producing companies 72
Trade 72
Malaysia 73
Producing companies 73
Consumption 73
Trade 73
Singapore 74
Taiwan 74
Thailand 75
Producing companies 75
Trade 75
Vietnam 76
Oceania 77
Bibliography 78
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