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Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Water-Soluble Polymers

Table of Contents

Summary
Consumption
Functions
Status of the industry
Critical factors for success
Overview of the water-soluble polymer industry
North America
Status of the industry
Applications
Adhesives
Coatings
Construction products
Detergents
Food
Mineral processing
Oil field chemicals
Paper
Personal care products
Pharmaceuticals
Polymerization aids
Textiles
Water treatment
Other
Structure of the industry
Mergers and acquisitions
Operating characteristics
Government regulations
Trends and opportunities
Critical factors for success
Western Europe
Status of the industry
Applications
Building products
Detergents
Food
Paper
Water treatment
Structure of the industry
Synthetic water-soluble polymers
Semisynthetic water-soluble polymers
Natural water-soluble polymers (hydrocolloids)
Operating characteristics
Research and development
Manufacturing and technology
Government regulations
Critical factors for success
Japan
Applications
Adhesives
Building products
Coatings
Detergents
Food
Paper
Personal care products and cosmetics
Pharmaceuticals
Textiles
Water treatment
Structure of the industry
Operating characteristics
Research and development
Manufacturing and technology
Marketing
Profitability and cost structure
Trends and opportunities
Critical factors for success
China
Applications
Adhesives
Building products
Coatings
Detergents
Food
Oil field chemicals
Paper
Personal care products
Pharmaceuticals
Polymerization aids
Textiles
Water treatment
Structure of the industry
Operating characteristics
Trends and opportunities
Critical factors for success
Synthetic polymers
Polyacrylamides
Products and functions
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Critical factors for success
Central and South America
Markets
Market participants
Europe
Western Europe
Markets
Central and Eastern Europe
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Japan
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
China
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Other Asia
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers
Products and functions
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Critical factors for success
Europe
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Japan
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
China
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Other Asia
Polyethylene glycols
Products and functions
Chemical intermediates
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products
Surface-active agents/detergents
Other
Consumption and market segments
World summary
United States
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Central and South America
Western Europe
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Central and Eastern Europe
Markets
Market participants
Japan
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
China
Other Asia
Polyvinyl alcohol
Products and functions
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Critical factors for success
Central and South America
Western Europe
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Central and Eastern Europe
Markets
Market participants
Middle East and Africa
Japan
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
China
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Other Asia
Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Products and functions
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Western Europe
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Japan
Markets
Market participants
Prices
China
Polyamines and polyethyleneimines
Products and functions
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Central and South America
Europe
Markets
Market participants
Japan
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Quaternary ammonium polymers
Products and functions
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Prices
Central and South America
Western Europe
Markets
Market participants
Japan
Markets
Market participants
China
Other synthetic water-soluble polymers
Products and functions
Associative thickeners
Carboxypolymethylene (carboxyvinyl polymer)
Polyvinyl methyl ether–maleic anhydride (PVM-MA)
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Market participants
Western Europe
Markets
Market participants
Japan
Carboxypolymethylene (carboxyvinyl polymer)
Polyvinyl methyl ether–maleic anhydride
Associative thickeners
Semisynthetic polymers
Products and functions
Carboxymethylcellulose
Hydroxyethylcellulose and derivatives
Methylcellulose and derivatives
Other cellulose ethers
Ethylcellulose and ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose
Hydroxypropylcellulose
Industry characteristics
Consumption and markets
World summary
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
North America
Food
Oil field
Personal care products/pharmaceuticals
Paper
Detergents
Textiles
Other
Central and South America
Western Europe
Technical CMC
Purified CMC
Central and Eastern Europe
Middle East and Africa
Japan
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
Construction drilling mud and building materials
Fishery feed binders
Paper
Textiles
Food
Other
China
Other Asia
Methylcellulose and derivatives and other cellulose ethers
North America
Methylcellulose and derivatives
Hydroxyethylcellulose and derivatives
Ethylcellulose and ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose
Hydroxypropylcellulose
Central and South America
Western Europe
Methylcellulose and derivatives
Hydroxyethylcellulose and ethyl hydroxyethylcellulose
Central and Eastern Europe
Middle East and Africa
Japan
Construction products
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products
Other
China
Other Asia
Market participants
North America
Central and South America
Western Europe
Central and Eastern Europe
Middle East and Africa
Japan
China
Other Asia
Prices
United States
Western Europe
Japan
China
Future trends and strategic issues
United States
Western Europe
Japan
Other Asia
Natural water-soluble polymers
Products and functions
Fruit extract (pectin)
Grain and root (starch and starch derivatives)
Microbial fermentation
Curdlan, pullulan and gellan gum
Xanthan gum
Milk protein (casein and caseinates)
Seaweed extracts
Agar
Alginates
Carrageenan
Seed extracts
Guar gum and derivatives
Locust bean gum
Skin and bones (gelatin)
Tree and shrub exudates
Consumption and market segments
World summary
North America
Markets
Starches
Agar
Alginates
Carrageenan
Casein
Gelatin
Guar gum and derivatives
Gum arabic and other tree and shrub exudates
Pectin
Xanthan gum
Market participants
Prices
Trends, issues and opportunities
Critical factors for success
Central and South America
Western Europe
Overview
Animal feed
Cosmetics industry
Food industry
Paper manufacturing
Other industrial uses
Consumption and markets
Starches
Specialty hydrocolloids
Market participants
Starches
Specialty hydrocolloids
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Critical factors for success
Central and Eastern Europe
Consumption and markets
Market participants
Japan
Markets
Starch
Agar
Alginates
Carrageenan
Casein
Gelatin
Guar gum
Gum arabic
Locust bean gum
Pectin
Xanthan
Other miscellaneous polymers
Market participants
Starch and its derivatives
Other
Prices
Future trends and strategic issues
Critical factors for success
China
Starch
Gelatin
Xanthan
Other
India
Other Asia
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