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Chemical Economics Handbook

Glycol Ethers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction9
Industry characteristics12
Manufacturing processes15
E-series glycol ethers15
P-series glycol ethers15
Environmental issues and legislation16
United States16
Europe16
REACH16
The EU VOC Solvents Directive16
Supply and demand by region18
United States18
Producing companies18
Production19
E-series glycol ethers19
P-series glycol ethers21
Consumption23
E-series glycol ethers23
Methyl glycol ethers24
Ethyl glycol ethers28
Butyl glycol ethers30
Other E-series glycol ethers33
P-series glycol ethers34
Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PM)36
Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether (DPM)37
Tripropylene glycol monomethyl ether (TPM)37
Other propylene glycol ethers37
Price38
E-series glycol ethers38
P-series glycol ethers39
Trade40
E-series glycol ethers40
Imports40
Exports41
P-series glycol ethers43
Imports43
Exports44
Canada45
Salient statistics45
Trade45
Mexico46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics47
Trade48
Central and South America49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption52
Argentina53
Brazil55
Western Europe58
Producing companies58
Production60
Consumption60
E-series glycol ethers61
Ethylene glycol monomethyl ethers (EM/DM) and ethylene glycol monoethyl ethers (EE/DE)62
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EB)62
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (DB)63
Triethylene glycol monobutyl ether (TB) and tetraethylene glycol monobutyl ether63
P-series glycol ethers65
Price68
Trade69
Imports69
Exports71
Central and Eastern Europe73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Trade75
Middle East and Africa76
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Trade78
China80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics82
E-series glycol ethers82
P-series glycol ethers82
Consumption83
E-series glycol ethers83
P-series glycol ethers85
Price87
Trade88
Imports88
Exports90
Japan91
Producing companies91
Salient statistics93
E-series glycol ethers93
P-series glycol ethers95
Consumption97
E-series glycol ethers97
P-series glycol ethers 102
Price 103
Trade 105
Imports 105
Exports 105
Other Asia Pacific 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 110
Bibliography 112

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