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Chemical Economics Handbook

Cellulose Ethers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Industry characteristics12
Introduction13
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose14
Hydroxyethylcellulose and carboxymethyl hydroxyethylcellulose15
Methylcellulose and hydroxyalkyl methylcellulose15
Hydroxypropyl cellulose15
Ethylcellulose15
Ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose and methyl ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose15
Manufacturing processes16
Sodium salts of carboxymethylcellulose16
Alkyl and hydroxyalkyl cellulose ethers16
Alkyl cellulose ethers16
Hydroxyalkyl cellulose ethers17
Environmental issues18
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose18
Hydroxyethylcellulose18
Methylcellulose19
Supply and demand by region20
United States20
Producing companies20
Salient statistics21
Consumption21
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose22
Foods22
Oil field viscosifier23
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products25
Paper26
Detergents26
Textiles26
Other27
Methylcellulose and derivatives27
Building products28
Food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products28
Polymerization29
Surface oatings29
Other29
Hydroxyethylcellulose and derivatives29
Surface coatings30
Oil field applications30
Building products31
Personal care/pharmaceuticals31
Polymerization31
Other32
Ethylcellulose32
Hydroxypropylcellulose32
Price33
Trade36
Carboxymethylcellulose36
Other cellulose ethers37
Canada38
Salient statistics38
Trade40
Mexico41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics41
Consumption42
Trade43
Carboxymethylcellulose43
Other cellulose ethers43
South America44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics45
Carboxymethylcellulose45
Other cellulose ethers45
Western Europe46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics48
Carboxymethylcellulose48
Other cellulose ethers49
Consumption49
Carboxymethylcellulose49
Technical CMC50
Purified CMC52
Other cellulose ethers53
Methylcellulose (MC) and derivatives54
Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) and ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose (EHEC)55
Price56
Trade57
Carboxymethylcellulose57
Other cellulose ethers58
Central and Eastern Europe58
Producing companies58
Carboxymethylcellulose58
Other cellulose ethers60
Salient statistics60
Carboxymethylcellulose60
Other cellulose ethers60
Consumption61
Trade62
Carboxymethylcellulose62
Other cellulose ethers62
Middle East63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics64
Carboxymethylcellulose64
Other cellulose ethers65
Consumption65
Trade66
Carboxymethylcellulose66
Other cellulose ethers66
Africa67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics68
Carboxymethylcellulose68
Other cellulose ethers68
Consumption69
Trade69
Carboxymethylcellulose69
Other cellulose ethers70
Japan71
Producing Companies71
Salient statistics72
Carboxymethylcellulose72
Nonionic cellulose ethers73
Consumption74
Carboxymethylcellulose74
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics75
Construction drilling75
Fishery feed binders75
Paper75
Textile applications75
Foods76
Building materials76
Other76
Nonionic cellulose ethers76
Price77
Trade78
Carboxymethylcellulose78
Nonionic cellulose ethers78
China79
Producing companies79
Carboxymethylcellulose79
Other cellulose ethers81
Salient statistics82
Carboxymethylcellulose82
Other cellulose ethers82
Consumption83
Carboxymethylcellulose83
Other cellulose ethers83
Price84
Trade84
Carboxymethylcellulose84
Other cellulose ethers85
Other Asia86
Producing companies86
Consumption87
Carboxymethylcellulose87
Nonionic cellulose ethers88
Trade88
Carboxymethylcellulose88
Nonionic cellulose ethers89
Oceania91
Appendix93
Bibliography95

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