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Chemical Economics Handbook

Cellulose Acetate Flake

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes 11
Cellulose acetate flake 11
Cellulose acetate plastics 11
Raw materials 12
Environmental issues 13
Supply and demand by region 14
United States 14
Producing companies 14
Production 14
Consumption 15
Cigarette filter tow and textile fibers 16
Plastics and other 17
Film and sheet 17
Photographic film 18
Molding and extrusion 19
Surface coatings 19
Inks/reprographics and other 20
Price 20
Trade 20
Imports 21
Exports 21
Canada 22
Mexico 23
Producing companies 23
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 23
Trade 23
Central and South America 24
Salient statistics 24
Consumption 25
Western Europe 26
Producing companies 26
Production 26
Consumption 27
Cigarette filter tow and textile fibers 29
Plastics and other 29
Molding and extrusion 29
Film and sheet 30
Photographic film 30
Cellulose acetate butyrate and propionate 30
Price 30
Trade 30
Central and Eastern Europe 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 32
Trade 33
Middle East and Africa 33
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Japan 35
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Cigarette filter tow and textile fibers 37
Photographic film 38
Plastics and other 38
Cellulose acetate butyrate and propionate 39
Price 39
Trade 40
China 40
Producing companies 40
Production 41
Consumption 41
Cigarette filter tow 42
Plastics and other 43
Trade 43
South Korea 45
Salient statistics 45
Consumption 46
Trade 47
Other Asia 47
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 48
Oceania 48
Bibliography 50

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