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Chemical Economics Handbook

Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA)

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 6
Salient statistics 6
Consumption 8
Forecast 11
World capacity 11
Trade 13
Price 14
Introduction 16
Manufacturing processes 17
Processes based on para-xylene 18
Dimethyl terephthalate 18
Witten process 18
Other processes 19
Regeneration 19
Terephthalic acid 20
Amoco process 20
Other processes 21
Processes based on toluene 22
Supply and demand by region 22
North America 22
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
United States 26
Producing companies 26
Salient statistics 27
Consumption 29
Polyester melt 30
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) solid-state resins 30
Polyester fibers 31
Polyester film 31
Polyester engineering resins 32
Other 32
PET chip exports 34
Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) 34
Miscellaneous 34
Trade 34
Canada 34
Producing companies 35
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 38
Mexico 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 40
Trade 41
Central and South America 42
Producing companies 42
Salient statistics 42
Consumption 44
Trade 45
Western Europe 45
Producing companies 45
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 48
Trade 50
Central Europe 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 52
Trade 53
CIS and Baltic States 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Trade 57
Middle East 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 62
Africa 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 64
Indian Subcontinent 64
Producing companies 64
Salient statistics 65
Consumption 66
Northeast Asia 67
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
China 70
Producing companies 71
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 75
PET 76
PBT 77
PTT 77
Plasticizers 77
Trade 78
Japan 78
Producing companies 78
Salient statistics 79
Consumption 81
Trade 83
Republic of Korea 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 84
Consumption 85
Trade 86
Taiwan 87
Producing companies 87
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 89
Trade 90
Southeast Asia 90
Producing companies 91
Salient statistics 92
Consumption 92
Trade 93
Bibliography 94

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