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Chemical Economics Handbook

Methyl Methacrylate

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction12
Manufacturing processes13
Acetone cyanohydrin process (ACH)13
Isobutylene/tertiary-butyl alcohol (TBA) process15
Ethylene process15
Renewably sourced material17
Environmental and health17
Supply and demand by region19
United States19
Producing companies19
Production19
Consumption20
Polymethylmethacrylate resins22
Acrylic sheet22
Molding compounds25
Surface coatings27
Acrylic latexes28
Lacquers29
Enamels29
Other29
Other30
Impact modifiers and processing aids31
Emulsion polymers (nonsurface coatings)31
Mineral-filled sheet32
Polyesters32
Transesterification33
Polymer concrete33
Price33
Trade34
Imports34
Exports36
Canada37
Salient statistics37
Consumption37
Trade38
Mexico39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics39
Consumption39
Trade40
Central and South America40
Producing companies40
Salient Statistics41
Consumption43
Western Europe43
Producing companies43
Production44
Consumption45
Price46
Trade47
Central and Eastern Europe49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Middle East and Africa51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics51
Consumption53
Japan54
Producing companies54
Production55
Consumption55
Trade57
China57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics59
Consumption60
PMMA60
PVC modifiers61
Surface coatings and adhesives61
Other61
Price61
Trade62
Other Asia63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics65
Consumption67
Oceania69
Salient statistics69
Consumption69
Appendix—methacrylic acid and other methacrylic acid esters71
United States71
Producing companies71
Salient statistics73
Consumption74
Trade74
Canada75
Mexico76
Brazil77
Western Europe78
Producing companies78
Trade80
Central and Eastern Europe81
Producing companies81
Trade81
Japan82
Producing companies82
Trade84
China85
Producing companies85
Trade86
South Korea87
Producing companies87
Trade87
Taiwan88
Producing companies88
Trade89
Thailand89
Producing companies89
Trade90
Other regions90
Bibliography91

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