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Chemical Economics Handbook

Glycol Ethers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Introduction10
Industry characteristics12
Manufacturing processes16
E-series glycol ethers16
P-series glycol ethers17
Environmental issues and legislation17
United States18
Europe18
REACH18
The EU VOC Solvents Directive19
Supply and demand by region19
United States19
Producing companies19
Production21
E-series glycol ethers21
P-series glycol ethers23
Consumption25
E-series glycol ethers26
Methyl glycol ethers27
Ethyl glycol ethers31
Butyl glycol ethers35
Other E-series glycol ethers39
P-series glycol ethers40
Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PM)43
Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether (DPM)44
Tripropylene glycol monomethyl ether (TPM)44
Other propylene glycol ethers44
Price46
E-series glycol ethers46
P-series glycol ethers47
Trade48
E-series glycol ethers48
Imports48
Exports49
P-series glycol ethers51
Imports51
Exports52
Canada53
Salient statistics53
Trade54
Mexico56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Trade57
Central and South America60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics60
Consumption62
Argentina63
Brazil66
Western Europe70
Producing companies70
Production71
Consumption73
E-series glycol ethers74
Ethylene glycol monomethyl ethers (EM/DM) and ethylene glycol monoethyl ethers (EE/DE)74
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EB)75
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (DB)75
Triethylene glycol monobutyl ether (TB) and tetraethylene glycol monobutyl ether75
P-series glycol ethers78
Price81
Trade82
Imports82
Exports85
Central and Eastern Europe87
Producing companies87
Salient statistics87
Consumption88
Trade89
Middle East and Africa90
Salient statistics91
Consumption92
Trade92
Japan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics95
E-series glycol ethers95
P-series glycol ethers99
Consumption100
E-series glycol ethers100
P-series glycol ethers105
Price106
Trade108
Import108
Exports108
China109
Producing companies109
Salient statistics112
E-series glycol ethers112
P-series glycol ethers113
Consumption114
E-series glycol ethers114
P-Series glycol ethers117
Price119
Trade120
Imports120
Exports122
Other Asia Pacific124
Producing companies124
Salient statistics126
Consumption129
Bibliography130

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