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Chemical Economics Handbook

Isophthalic Acid

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction8
Manufacturing processes9
Environmental issues 10
Supply and demand by region 11
United States 11
Producing companies 11
Salient statistics 11
Consumption 12
PET copolymer resins 12
Unsaturated polyester resins 13
Surface coating resins 14
Other 15
Copolyester resins 15
High-temperature polymers 15
Liquid crystal polymers 16
5-Lithiosulfoisophthalic acid and 5-sodiosulfoisophthalic acid 16
5-Nitroisophthalic acid 16
Miscellaneous 16
Price 16
Trade 17
Other Americas 18
Western Europe 19
Producing companies 19
Salient statistics 20
Consumption 20
Unsaturated polyester resins 21
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) copolymer resins 22
Surface coating resins 22
Other 22
Dimethyl isophthalate 22
5-Nitroisophthalic acid 22
Miscellaneous 22
Price 22
Trade 23
Eastern Europe 24
Middle East and Africa 24
Japan 24
Producing companies 24
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 25
Unsaturated polyester resins 26
Surface coating resins 26
PET bottle resins 27
Other 27
High-molecular-weight polyester resins/specialty polyester fiber 28
Isophthaloyl dichloride 28
5-Sulfoisophthalic acid 28
Polyarylates 28
Miscellaneous 28
Price 28
Trade 29
China 30
Producing companies 30
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 31
Other Asia Pacific 31
Producing companies 31
Salient statistics 32
Consumption 33
Bibliography 35

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