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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Resins

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Salient statistics8
Producing companies10
Integration10
Consumption11
Rigid PVC12
Flexible PVC14
Price16
Trade17
Introduction19
Manufacturing processes20
Polymerization processes20
Suspension polymerization21
Emulsion polymerization21
Microsuspension polymerization22
Mass (or bulk) polymerization22
Solution polymerization23
Chlorinated PVC23
Compounding24
Processing of compounded PVC resins into end products24
Extrusion25
Calendaring25
Molding25
Coating26
Environmental issues27
Supply and demand by region31
North America31
Producing companies31
Integration31
Salient statistics32
Consumption33
Trade34
United States35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics37
Consumption38
Consumption by type39
Rigid PVC39
Flexible PVC40
Consumption by end use42
Construction43
Packaging48
Consumer goods48
Electrical/electronics50
Transportation51
Home furnishings53
Other53
Trade54
Canada55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics55
Consumption56
Rigid PVC57
Flexible PVC57
Trade58
Mexico59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics59
Consumption60
Rigid PVC61
Flexible PVC62
Trade63
South America63
Producing companies63
Integration65
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Rigid PVC68
Flexible PVC68
Trade69
Western Europe69
Producing companies70
Integration74
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Rigid PVC77
Flexible PVC79
Trade80
Central Europe81
Producing companies81
Integration82
Salient statistics82
Consumption83
Rigid PVC84
Flexible PVC85
Trade86
CIS and Baltic States87
Producing companies87
Integration88
Salient statistics89
Consumption90
Rigid PVC90
Flexible PVC91
Trade92
Middle East93
Producing companies93
Integration94
Salient statistics95
Consumption95
Rigid PVC96
Flexible PVC97
Trade98
Africa99
Producing companies99
Integration100
Salient statistics100
Consumption101
Rigid PVC102
Flexible PVC103
Trade104
Indian Subcontinent104
Producing companies104
Integration106
Salient statistics106
Consumption107
Rigid PVC108
Flexible PVC109
Trade110
Northeast Asia110
Producing companies110
Integration111
Salient statistics112
Consumption113
Trade114
China114
Producing companies114
Salient statistics121
Consumption122
Rigid PVC122
Flexible PVC123
Trade125
Japan125
Producing companies125
Salient statistics127
Consumption128
Rigid PVC129
Flexible PVC130
Trade130
Republic of Korea131
Producing companies131
Salient statistics132
Consumption132
Rigid PVC133
Flexible PVC134
Taiwan136
Producing companies136
Salient statistics136
Consumption138
Rigid PVC138
Flexible PVC139
Trade140
Southeast Asia140
Producing companies141
Integration143
Salient statistics144
Consumption145
Rigid PVC146
Flexible PVC148
Trade149
Bibliography149

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