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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyimides and Imide Polymers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction7
Manufacturing processes8
Condensation polyimides8
Addition polyimides9
Thermoplastic polyimides11
Polyamide-imides11
Polyether-imides12
Other thermoplastic polyimides13
Polyester-imides13
Raw materials14
Pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA)14
Trimellitic anhydride (TMA)15
Benzophenone tetracarboxylic dianhydride (BTDA)17
Biphenyl tetracarboxylic dianhydride (BPDA)17
Oxydiphthalic anhydride (ODPA)18
Hexafluorodianhydride (6FDA)18
Other acid anhydrides18
Aromatic diamines18
4,4'-Oxydianiline (ODA)18
4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA)18
m-Phenylenediamine (MPD) and p-phenylenediamine (PPD)19
Bismaleimides20
Other diamines20
Environmental issues20
Supply and demand by region21
United States21
Producing companies21
Production24
Consumption24
Molding resins26
Wire enamels30
Films31
Fibers33
Laminates33
Advanced composites34
Foams36
Coatings37
Adhesives38
Other38
Price39
Trade39
Europe39
Producing companies39
Production43
Consumption44
Wire enamels45
Molding resins45
Fibers46
Films47
Adhesives49
Composites/laminates49
Foams51
PI foams51
PEI foams51
PMI foams51
Coatings52
Prices53
Trade54
Japan54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics58
Consumption60
Molding resins61
Films61
Wire enamels63
Fibers64
Coatings and other64
Price64
Trade65
China65
Producing companies65
Consumption68
Wire enamels69
Films and castings69
Molding resins/parts70
Fibers/coatings/adhesives71
Trade71
Other Asia71
Producing companies71
Consumption72
Bibliography74

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