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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyalkylene Glycols

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary4
Summary5
Introduction8
Industry characteristics 12
manufacturing processes 14
Polyethylene glycol 14
Polypropylene glycol 15
Higher polyol adducts 15
Block copolymers 15
Random copolymers 16
Commercially available polyalkylene glycols 17
environmental issues 18
Supply and demand by region 19
United States 19
Producing companies 19
Salient statistics 20
Consumption 21
Surface-active agents 23
Oil field chemicals 23
Other 24
Functional fluids 24
Lubricants 24
Personal care products and pharmaceuticals 25
Chemical intermediates 25
Polycarboxylate ethers 26
Other 26
Other 26
Price 26
Trade 27
Canada 28
Producing companies 29
Production 29
Consumption 29
Trade 29
Mexico 30
Producing companies 30
Production 31
Consumption 31
Trade 32
Central and South America 32
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Price 34
Trade 34
Western Europe 35
Producing companies 35
Production 38
Consumption 39
Polyethylene glycols 40
Chemical intermediates 41
Personal care and pharmaceuticals 41
Industrial applications 42
Polypropylene glycols and EO/PO copolymers 42
Surface-active agents 43
Functional fluids and lubricants 43
Price 44
Trade 45
Central and Eastern Europe 46
Producing companies 46
Production 47
Consumption 47
Trade 48
Middle East and Africa 49
Japan 49
Producing companies 50
Production 51
Consumption 51
Concrete admixture 53
Lubricants 53
Personal care and pharmaceuticals 54
Detergents 54
Other 54
Price 54
Trade 55
China 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 58
Consumption 58
Concrete admixture 59
Lubricants 59
Personal care and pharmaceuticals 60
Other 60
Trade 60
Other Asia and Oceania 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 62
Malaysia 62
Singapore 63
South Korea 64
Taiwan 65
Thailand 66
Bibliography 67

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