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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polycarbonate Resins

Table of Contents

Executive summary5
Summary6
Capacity7
Consumption8
Producers10
Price11
Trade11
Key trends, challenges, and opportunities13
Introduction15
Industry structure and dynamics15
Covestro15
SABIC Innovative Plastics (SABIC IP)16
Mitsubishi Companies17
Teijin Corporation18
Styron/Trinseo18
Materials and properties19
Manufacturing processes20
Phosgenation processes20
Interfacial polycondensation20
Solution phosgenation21
Conventional melt process22
Nonphosgenation melt processes22
Environmental issues23
Raw materials23
Recycling23
Supply and demand by region24
North America24
Overview24
Producing companies24
Salient statistics24
Consumption25
United States26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics27
Consumption28
Sheet and film29
Automotive31
Optical media34
Appliances/housewares34
Electronics/electrical35
Medical/ophthalmic36
Consumer/sports and recreation37
Packaging37
Other37
Blends38
Trade39
Imports40
Exports40
Canada40
Salient statistics40
Consumption40
Trade41
Mexico41
Salient statistics41
Consumption42
Trade43
South America43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics43
Consumption44
Trade46
Western Europe46
Producing companies46
Corporate activities47
Distributors49
Sheet producer associations50
Sheet and film producers50
Salient statistics51
Production52
Consumption53
New product introductions54
Optical media56
Sheet and film56
Electrical/electronic57
Automotive (nonwindow)57
Automotive (window)58
Appliances/housewares58
Consumer, sports, and recreation59
Packaging59
Medical/health care59
Trade60
Central Europe60
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Trade62
CIS and Baltic States62
Overview62
Producing companies63
Salient statistics63
Consumption64
Trade66
Middle East66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics67
Consumption68
Trade69
Africa70
Salient statistics70
Consumption71
Trade72
Indian Subcontinent72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics72
Consumption73
Trade74
Northeast Asia74
Overview74
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Trade77
China77
Producing companies77
Salient statistics78
Consumption79
Trade80
Japan80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics82
Consumption82
Electronics/electrical83
Sheet/film83
Automotive/transportation84
Optical media84
Appliances/housewares85
Medical/ophthalmic85
Other85
Trade85
South Korea85
Producing companies85
Salient statistics86
Consumption87
Trade88
Taiwan88
Producing companies88
Salient statistics88
Consumption89
Trade89
Southeast Asia89
Producing companies89
Salient statistics90
Consumption92
Trade93
Bibliography94

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