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Chemical Economics Handbook

Propylene Glycols

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Supply/demand overview6
Industry characteristics7
Introduction9
Manufacturing processes9
From propylene oxide9
Monopropylene glycol9
Dipropylene glycol and tripropylene glycol10
From renewable feedstocks10
From glycerin10
From sorbitol11
Technologies11
Safety assessment12
Supply and demand by region12
United States12
Producing companies12
Salient statistics14
Monopropylene glycol14
Dipropylene glycol16
Tripropylene glycol17
Consumption19
Monopropylene glycol19
Functional fluids21
Cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals and human food22
Unsaturated polyester resins23
Liquid detergents24
Paints and coatings24
Tobacco humectant25
Other25
Dipropylene glycol27
Tripropylene glycol28
Price29
Trade33
Imports33
Exports35
Canada38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics38
Consumption39
Price39
Trade40
Mexico40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics41
Consumption42
Price42
Trade42
Central and South America43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics43
Consumption45
Price45
Trade46
Western Europe47
Producing companies48
Salient statistics51
Consumption53
Unsaturated polyester resins54
Technical55
Functional fluids55
Solvents56
Food, feed, personal care and pharmaceuticals56
Price57
Trade58
Central and Eastern Europe59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics61
Consumption61
Price62
Trade63
Middle East64
Producing companies64
Salient statistics65
Africa65
China67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics69
Consumption70
Industrial grades71
Unsaturated polyester resins71
Polyether polyols manufacture72
Other functional fluids72
Food or pharmaceutical grades72
Tobacco humectant72
Food industry73
Personal care products73
Pharmaceuticals73
Other73
Price74
Trade74
Japan75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics77
Consumption78
Price81
Trade83
Other Asia84
Producing companies84
Salient statistics85
India85
Republic of Korea86
Singapore88
Taiwan88
Thailand89
Oceania90
Bibliography91

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