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Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol (PTMEG)

Table of Contents

Executive summary 4
Summary 6
Polyurethanes 9
Polyurethane (spandex) fibers 9
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU) 9
Prepolymers for cast elastomers 9
Other polyurethane applications 9
Copolyester-ether elastomers (COPE) 9
Manufacturing processes 10
Supply and demand by region 11
United States 11
Producing companies 11
Salient statistics 11
Consumption 12
Polyurethanes (nonfiber) 13
Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (TPU) 13
Prepolymers for cast elastomers 14
Polyurethane (spandex) fibers 15
Copolyester-ether elastomers (COPE) 16
Price 16
Trade 16
Latin America 17
Western Europe 18
Producing companies 18
Salient statistics 20
Consumption 20
Price 21
Trade 22
Imports 22
Exports 23
Central and Eastern Europe 23
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
Trade 25
Middle East 25
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 26
Trade 27
Africa 27
Salient statistics 27
Consumption 28
Trade 28
Japan 29
Producing companies 29
Salient statistics 30
Consumption 30
Price 32
Trade 32
China 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 35
Price 37
Trade 37
Other Asia 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 39
India 39
Singapore 39
South Korea 39
Taiwan 40
Thailand 41
Vietnam 41
Bibliography 42

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