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Chemical Economics Handbook

Formaldehyde

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction14
Manufacturing processes15
Silver catalyst processes15
Metal oxide processes15
Environmental issues16
Supply and demand by region17
North America17
Producing companies17
Salient statistics17
Consumption17
Trade19
United States19
Producing companies19
Salient statistics21
Consumption22
Urea-formaldehyde resins23
Wood adhesives24
Plywood25
Other25
Phenol-formaldehyde resins25
Wood adhesives26
Insulation26
Laminates26
Molding compounds26
Other27
Polyacetal resins27
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate) or (MDI)28
Melamine-formaldehyde resins28
Pentaerythritol30
Other30
Hexamethylenetetramine30
1,4-Butanediol31
Slow-release fertilizers31
Chelating agents32
Herbicides33
Paraformaldehyde33
Trimethylolpropane33
Neopentyl glycol34
Pyridines35
Nitroparaffin derivatives37
Textile chemicals37
Trimethylolethane38
Miscellaneous38
Trade38
Canada38
Producing companies39
Salient statistics39
Consumption40
Trade41
Mexico42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
South America44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics46
Consumption48
Trade49
Western Europe49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Urea-, phenol-, and melamine-formaldehyde resins54
Methylenebis (4-phenyl isocyanate)56
Polyacetal resins56
Pentaerythritol57
Other58
1,4-Butanediol58
Paraformaldehyde58
Trimethylolpropane59
Neopentyl glycol59
Hexamethylenetetramine60
Methylmethacrylate60
Trade60
Central Europe60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
Trade64
CIS and Baltic States64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics65
Consumption65
Trade67
Middle East67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade70
Africa70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Indian Subcontinent73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics75
Consumption75
Trade76
Northeast Asia76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Trade79
Japan79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics81
Consumption81
Urea-, phenol-, and melamine-formaldehyde resins82
Polyacetal resins84
Methylenebis(4-phenyl isocyanate)84
Paraformaldehyde85
Pentaerythritol85
Other85
Neopentyl glycol and trimethylolpropane85
Hexamethylenetetramine86
1,4-Butanediol86
Miscellaneous86
Trade86
China86
Producing companies86
Salient statistics90
Consumption90
Trade92
South Korea92
Producing companies93
Salient statistics93
Consumption94
Trade95
Taiwan95
Producing companies95
Salient statistics96
Consumption97
Trade97
Southeast Asia98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics100
Consumption101
Trade102
Bibliography102

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