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Propylene Oxide

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Producing companies6
World capacity8
World consumption10
Trade12
Introduction14
Manufacturing Processes15
Manufacturing description15
Chlorohydrin process16
Peroxidation processes16
Hydroperoxidation processes18
Process developments19
Propylene outlook19
Propylene oxide technology developments20
Environmental issues22
Supply And Demand By Region23
North America23
Overview23
United States23
Producing companies23
Salient statistics25
Consumption27
Polyurethane polyether polyols29
Propylene glycol30
Glycol ethers31
1,4-Butanediol32
Other33
Polyalkylene glycols33
Polyoxypropyleneamines33
Isopropanolamines34
Water-soluble polymers34
Propylene carbonate34
Specialty surfactants34
Miscellaneous34
Trade35
Canada35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics36
Consumption36
Trade37
Mexico37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics37
Consumption38
Trade39
South America39
Producing companies39
Salient statistics39
Consumption41
Trade42
Western Europe42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics45
Consumption47
Butanediol47
Polyether polyols47
Propylene glycol48
Glycol ethers48
Trade48
Central Europe48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Consumption49
Butanediol50
Polyether polyols50
Propylene glycol50
Trade51
CIS and Baltic States51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Butanediol52
Polyether polyols52
Propylene glycol53
Trade53
Middle East and Africa53
Producing companies53
Salient statistics54
Consumption54
Butanediol55
Polyether polyols55
Propylene glycol55
Trade56
Indian Subcontinent56
Producing companies56
Salient statistics56
Consumption57
Butanediol57
Polyether polyols57
Propylene glycol57
Trade58
Northeast Asia58
Producing countries58
Salient statistics58
Consumption59
Butanediol61
Polyether polyols61
Propylene glycol61
Trade61
China61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics63
Consumption64
Butanediol65
Polyether polyols65
Propylene glycols66
Trade66
Japan66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics67
Consumption68
Butanediol68
Polyether polyols68
Propylene glycol68
Trade69
South Korea69
Producing companies69
Salient statistics70
Consumption70
Butanediol71
Polyether polyols71
Propylene glycol71
Trade72
Taiwan72
Producing companies72
Salient statistics72
Consumption72
Butanediol73
Polyether polyols73
Propylene glycol73
Trade73
Southeast Asia74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics75
Consumption76
Butanediol77
Polyether polyols77
Propylene glycol77
Trade77
Bibliography78

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