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Chemical Economics Handbook

Ethylene Glycols

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Monoethylene glycol (MEG)10
World capacity10
Producing companies13
Salient statistics14
Consumption16
Price18
Trade19
Diethylene glycol (DEG)19
World capacity19
Salient statistics21
Consumption22
Trade22
Triethylene glycol (TEG)24
Introduction28
Manufacturing processes29
From ethylene oxide29
Shell OMEGA technology30
Dow METEOR technology30
From coal31
Oxalation32
Hydrogenation32
From renewable resources32
Bio-based ethanol-to-ethylene33
Other bio-based sources33
Environmental issues34
Carbon emissions and water consumption34
Wastewater34
Solid waste34
Supply and demand by region36
North America36
Overview36
Salient statistics36
Consumption38
Trade39
United States39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics43
Monoethylene glycol43
Diethylene and triethylene glycols43
Consumption45
Monoethylene glycol45
Diethylene and triethylene glycols46
Trade47
Monoethylene glycol47
Diethylene and triethylene glycols47
Canada48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Monoethylene glycol49
Diethylene and triethylene glycols50
Consumption52
Trade52
Mexico53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics54
Monoethylene glycol54
Diethylene and triethylene glycols54
Consumption55
Trade56
South America57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics58
Monoethylene glycol58
Diethylene and triethylene glycols59
Consumption60
Trade61
Western Europe61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics64
Monoethylene glycol64
Diethylene and triethylene glycols64
Consumption66
Monoethylene glycol66
Diethylene and triethylene glycols67
Trade67
Central Europe68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics69
Monoethylene glycol69
Diethylene and triethylene glycols69
Consumption71
Trade71
CIS and Baltic States72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics73
Monoethylene glycol73
Diethylene and triethylene glycols74
Consumption75
Trade76
Middle East and Africa76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics80
Monoethylene glycol80
Diethylene and triethylene glycols80
Consumption82
Trade82
Indian Subcontinent83
Producing companies83
Salient statistics85
Monoethylene glycol85
Diethylene and triethylene glycols85
Consumption87
Trade88
Northeast Asia88
Overview88
Salient statistics88
Consumption91
Trade92
China92
Producing companies92
Salient statistics98
Monoethylene glycol98
Diethylene and triethylene glycols98
Consumption 100
Monoethylene glycol 100
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 101
Trade 102
Japan 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 104
Monoethylene glycol 104
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 105
Consumption 106
Trade 107
South Korea 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 109
Monoethylene glycol 109
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 110
Consumption 111
Trade 112
Taiwan 113
Producing companies 113
Salient statistics 114
Consumption 116
Trade 117
Southeast Asia 118
Producing companies 118
Salient statistics 120
Consumption 122
Trade 124
Bibliography 125

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