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Chemical Economics Handbook

Glycerin

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Introduction14
Manufacturing processes15
Glycerin from natural sources15
Production of soap: saponification16
Production of fatty acid: hydrolysis16
Biodiesel production: transesterification16
Synthetic glycerin17
Grades18
Crude glycerin18
Refined glycerin18
Environmental issues20
Supply and Demand by Region20
United States20
Producing companies20
Refined glycerin20
Synthetic glycerin24
Salient statistics24
Consumption27
Personal care products30
Food and beverages30
Propylene glycol31
Oral care products32
Polyether polyols32
Recreational vehicle (RV) fluids33
Pharmaceuticals33
Tobacco34
Pet food34
Engine coolants/antifreeze34
Alkyd resins35
Other35
Price36
Trade37
Imports37
Exports38
Canada40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade41
Mexico43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics44
Consumption44
Trade45
Brazil45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Other Central and South America48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Consumption49
Western Europe50
Producing companies50
Natural glycerin50
Synthetic glycerin54
Salient statistics55
Production56
Consumption58
Traditional applications59
New applications60
Epichlorohydrin (ECH)60
Propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol)61
Syngas61
Fermentation to 1,3-propanediol62
Price62
Trade63
Imports63
Exports64
Central and Eastern Europe64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics66
Production67
Consumption67
Trade68
Imports68
Exports69
Middle East70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics72
Production73
Consumption73
Trade73
Imports73
Exports74
Africa75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics76
Production77
Consumption77
Trade77
Imports77
Exports79
Asia79
China81
Producing companies81
Salient statistics83
Consumption84
Epichlorohydrin85
Alkyd resins85
Toothpaste85
Pharmaceuticals85
Personal care products85
Polyether polyols86
Tobacco86
Other86
Price86
Trade87
Imports88
Exports88
India89
Producing companies89
Salient statistics90
Consumption91
Trade91
Indonesia93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics95
Production96
Consumption96
Oral care products96
Cosmetic industry96
Alkyd resins97
Polyether polyols97
Trade97
Japan98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics100
Consumption103
Pharmaceuticals/personal and oral care products103
Food and beverages104
Alkyd resins105
Polyether polyols105
Tobacco105
Cellophane105
Other105
Price106
Trade106
Malaysia109
Producing companies109
Salient statistics110
Consumption111
Trade111
Philippines112
Producing companies112
Consumption113
Trade113
South Korea115
Producing companies115
Salient statistics115
Consumption116
Trade116
Taiwan118
Producing companies118
Consumption119
Trade119
Thailand120
Producing companies120
Trade121
Other Asia123
Pakistan123
Singapore123
Vietnam123
Oceania123
Producing companies123
Consumption123
Trade123
Bibliography125
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