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Chemical Economics Handbook

Glycerin

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Introduction13
Manufacturing Processes14
Natural Glycerin14
Production of Soap: Saponification14
Production of Fatty Acid: Hydrolysis15
Biodiesel Production: Transesterification15
Synthetic Glycerin16
Environmental Issues17
Grades17
Crude Glycerin17
Refined Glycerin17
Supply and Demand by Region19
United States19
Producing Companies19
Refined Glycerin19
Synthetic Glycerin20
Salient Statistics20
Consumption23
Personal Care Products25
Food and Beverages26
Oral Care Products26
Tobacco27
Pharmaceuticals28
Polyether Polyols28
Propylene Glycol29
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Fluids29
Pet Food29
Alkyd Resins29
Other30
Price31
Trade32
Imports32
Exports34
Canada36
Producing Companies36
Salient Statistics37
Consumption37
Trade38
Mexico39
Producing Companies39
Salient Statistics40
Consumption40
Trade41
Brazil42
Producing Companies42
Salient Statistics43
Consumption43
Other Central and South America43
Producing Companies43
Salient Statistics44
Consumption45
Western Europe46
Producing Companies46
Natural Glycerin46
Synthetic Glycerin52
Regulatory Issues54
Salient Statistics54
Production56
Consumption58
Traditional Markets59
New Outlets62
Chemical transformations62
Biocatalytic transformations65
Price66
Trade68
Imports68
Exports71
Central and Eastern Europe73
Producing Companies73
Salient Statistics75
Production76
Consumption76
Trade77
Imports77
Exports78
Africa79
Producing Companies79
Salient Statistics79
Production81
Consumption81
Trade81
Imports81
Exports83
Middle East84
Producing Companies84
Salient Statistics85
Production86
Consumption86
Trade87
Imports87
Exports88
Japan89
Producing Companies89
Natural Glycerin89
Synthetic Glycerin90
Salient Statistics90
Consumption92
Pharmaceuticals/Personal and Oral Care Products94
Food and Beverages95
Alkyd Resins95
Polyether Polyols95
Tobacco95
Cellophane95
Other96
Price96
Trade97
China97
Producing Companies97
Salient Statistics99
Consumption99
Price100
Trade101
Imports102
Exports102
Other Asia103
Overview103
India104
Producing Companies104
Consumption105
Trade105
Indonesia106
Producing Companies106
Trade107
Republic of Korea108
Producing Companies108
Consumption108
Trade108
Malaysia110
Producing Companies110
Consumption111
Trade111
Pakistan112
Philippines113
Producing Companies113
Consumption113
Trade113
Taiwan115
Producing Companies115
Consumption115
Trade115
Thailand116
Bibliography117
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