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Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary7
Summary8
Classical aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts8
Greener aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts10
Nitrilotriacetic acid and salts (NTA)10
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts12
Organophosphonates14
Introduction16
Major end-use markets17
Cleaning compounds20
Household cleaning products21
Institutional and industrial (I&I) cleaning products21
Water treatment22
Pulp and paper23
Agricultural applications24
Photographic applications24
Textile treatment25
Food, cosmetics/toiletries, and pharmaceuticals26
Gas scrubbing/sweetening27
Concrete admixtures28
Metal finishing28
Petroleum exploration and production29
Rubber/polymer processing29
Miscellaneous chemical processing30
Aminopolycarboxylic acids30
Classical aminopolycarboxylic acids31
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and salts (EDTA)31
Diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid and salts (DTPA)31
Hydroxyethylethylenediaminetriacetic acid and salts (HEDTA)31
Nitrilotriacetic acid and salts (NTA)32
Biodegradable aminopolycarboxylic acids33
Ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid and salts (EDDS)33
Iminodisuccinic acid and salts (IDS)33
Methylglycinediacetic acid and salts (MGDA)34
Glutamic acid-N,N-diacetic acid and salts (GLDA)34
Hydroxycarboxylic acids34
Organophosphonates35
Manufacturing processes38
Aminopolycarboxylic acids38
Nitrilotriacetic acid38
Hydroxycarboxylic acids38
Organophosphonates39
Environmental regulations and issues40
REACH40
Detergents regulation40
Risk assessments41
Taxation42
Supply and demand by region43
United States43
Producing companies43
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts43
Nitrilotriacetic acid and salts (NTA)43
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts44
Gluconic acid/sodium gluconate44
Sodium glucoheptonate44
Organophosphonates45
Salient statistics46
Aminopolycarboxylates46
NTA49
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts49
Gluconic acids and salts50
Glucoheptonic acids and salts50
Organophosphonates51
Consumption51
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts (excluding NTA)52
Nitrilotriacetic acid and salts54
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts55
Organophosphonates57
Price59
Aminopolycarboxylic acids59
Hydroxycarboxylic acids59
Organophosphonates60
Trade61
Classical aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts61
Imports61
Exports61
Greener aminopolycarboxylic acids62
Nitrilotriacetic acid, sodium salt63
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts63
Organophosphonates65
Imports65
Exports66
Canada68
Production69
Salient statistics69
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts69
Nitrilotriacetic acid70
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts71
Organophosphonates72
Mexico73
Producing companies73
Aminopolycarboxylic acids73
Hydroxycarboxylic acids74
Organophosphonates74
Salient statistics74
Consumption76
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts76
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts76
Organophosphonates76
Trade76
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts77
NTA77
Hydroxycarboxylic acids, salts, and esters77
Organophosphonates79
Central and South America80
Producing companies80
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts80
NTA80
Hydroxycarboxylic acids80
Organophosphonates80
Salient statistics80
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts81
NTA82
Hydroxycarboxylic acids82
Organophosphonates82
Consumption82
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts83
Hydroxycarboxylic acids83
Organophosphonates83
Price83
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts83
Hydroxycarboxylic acids84
Organophosphonates85
Trade85
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts86
Imports86
Exports86
Hydroxycarboxylic acids, salts, and esters87
Gluconates87
Sodium glucoheptonate88
Organophosphonates88
Europe88
Producing companies89
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts89
Gluconic acid and salts90
Glucoheptonic acid and salts91
Organophosphonates91
Salient statistics92
Production92
Aminopolycarboxylates93
Gluconates and glucoheptonates93
Organophosphonates93
Consumption94
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts94
EDTA95
NTA97
DTPA97
HEDTA98
MGDA98
IDS98
GLDA99
EDDS99
Other 100
Gluconic acid and salts 100
Glucoheptonic acid and salts 101
Organophosphonates 101
Price 103
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts 103
Gluconates and glucoheptonates 103
Organophosphonates 104
Trade 104
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts 104
Gluconic acid and salts 105
Organophosphonates 105
Middle East and Africa 106
Salient statistics 106
Production 106
Consumption 106
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts 106
Gluconic acid and salts 107
Organophosphonates 108
Japan 109
Aminopolycarboxylic acids and salts 109
Producing companies 109
Production 111
Consumption 111
Hydroxycarboxylic acids and salts 116
Organophosphonates 118
Production 118
Consumption 118
Other 119
Price 119
Trade 120
China 121
Aminopolycarboxylic acids 122
Producing companies 122
Salient statistics 122
Consumption 123
Price 124
Trade 124
Gluconic acids and salts 124
Producing companies 124
Salient statistics 125
Trade 126
Sodium glucoheptonates 126
Organophosphonates 127
Other Asia and Oceania 128
Aminopolycarboxylic acids 128
Producing companies 129
Salient statistics 129
Consumption 130
Trade 131
Gluconic acids and salts 132
Producing companies 132
Salient statistics 132
Trade 132
Imports 133
Exports 133
Organophosphonates 133
Bibliography 135

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