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Chemical Economics Handbook

Ethylene Oxide

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary7
World capacity9
Producing companies 12
Salient statistics 14
Consumption 15
Monoethylene glycol 18
Diethylene and triethylene glycols 19
Polyethylene glycols 20
Ethoxylates 21
Ethanolamines 22
Glycol ethers 23
Polyether polyols 24
Other 25
Trade 25
Prices 27
Introduction 28
Manufacturing processes 29
Direct oxidation 29
Biomass-to-EO/EG 31
Bio-based ethanol-to-ethylene 31
Other bio-based routes 31
Coal-to-MEG 32
Chlorohydrin process 33
Health and environmental issues 34
Supply and demand by region 35
North America 35
Overview 35
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 36
Trade 39
United States 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Monoethylene glycol 43
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycol 43
Ethoxylates 44
Ethanolamines 44
Glycol ethers 45
Polyether polyols 45
Other 45
Trade 45
Canada 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 47
Trade 49
Mexico 49
Producing companies 49
Salient statistics 50
Consumption 50
Trade 52
South America 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 54
Trade 56
Western Europe 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 59
Monoethylene glycol 61
Diethylene, triethylene, and polyethylene glycols 61
Ethoxylates 61
Ethanolamines 62
Trade 62
Central Europe 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 63
Trade 65
CIS and Baltic States 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 66
Consumption 67
Trade 69
Middle East and Africa 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 72
Trade 75
Indian Subcontinent 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 77
Consumption 77
Trade 79
Northeast Asia 80
Overview 80
Salient statistics 81
Consumption 81
Trade 83
China 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 86
Consumption 87
Monoethylene glycol 89
Polyethylene glycols 91
Ethoxylates 92
Ethanolamines 93
Polyether polyols 94
Trade 94
Japan 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 95
Consumption 96
Trade 98
South Korea 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 100
Consumption 100
Trade 102
Taiwan 103
Producing companies 103
Salient statistics 104
Consumption 104
Trade 106
Southeast Asia 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 109
Trade 111
Bibliography 112

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