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Polyvinyl Alcohols

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary4
Introduction8
Manufacturing processes9
Environmental issues10
Supply and demand by region11
North America11
United States12
Producing companies12
Salient statistics13
Consumption13
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)14
Adhesives14
Textile warp sizing15
Polymerization aids16
Paper sizings and coatings16
Other16
Trade17
Imports17
Exports17
Canada17
Salient statistics17
Consumption18
Trade18
Mexico18
Salient statistics18
Consumption18
Trade19
South America19
Salient statistics19
Consumption19
Trade19
Western Europe19
Producing companies20
Salient statistics22
Consumption22
Polyvinyl butyral23
Polymerization aids23
Paper24
Adhesives, textile sizing, and other applications24
Trade25
Central Europe26
CIS and Baltic States26
Producing companies26
Salient statistics27
Consumption27
Trade28
Middle East and Africa28
Indian Subcontinent29
Northeast Asia30
Japan32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Production33
Consumption33
PVOH fibers35
Adhesives and polymer35
Paper processing36
PVOH films36
PVOH films (optical grade)36
Textile processing36
Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)36
Other37
Trade37
China37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics39
Consumption39
Polymerization aids40
Textile warp sizing40
PVOH fibers40
Adhesives41
Paper sizing and coatings41
Architectural coatings41
Polyvinyl butyral41
Other41
Trade42
South Korea42
Taiwan43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics43
Consumption44
Trade44
Southeast Asia44
Bibliography46

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