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Chemical Economics Handbook

Sorbitol

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Introduction10
Manufacturing processes12
Hydrogenation of glucose12
Coproduction with mannitol12
Competing polyols14
Supply and demand by region16
United States16
Producing companies16
Production16
Consumption17
Food and confections18
Personal care products21
Toothpaste21
Cosmetics and toiletries22
Surfactants22
Pharmaceuticals26
Polyethers for polyurethanes27
Other27
Vitamin C27
Clarifying agents for polypropylene29
Isosorbide and derivatives30
Miscellaneous30
Price31
Trade32
Imports32
Exports33
Canada35
Salient statistics35
Consumption35
Trade36
Mexico36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics37
Consumption37
Trade37
Central and South America38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics39
Consumption40
Western Europe40
Producing companies40
Corporate activities42
Distributors43
Salient statistics44
Production44
Consumption45
Food and confections47
Personal care products48
Pharmaceuticals49
Vitamin C49
Producers50
Salient statistics50
Consumption50
Trade51
Polyethers for polyurethanes52
Surfactants53
Other55
Isosorbide and derivatives55
Clarifying agents for polypropylene55
Miscellaneous56
Price57
Trade57
Imports57
Exports58
Central and Eastern Europe59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics60
Consumption60
Price61
Trade62
Imports62
Exports63
Middle East63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics63
Consumption64
Price64
Trade65
Imports65
Exports66
Africa66
Producing companies66
Salient statistics66
Consumption67
Price68
Trade68
Imports68
Exports69
Japan69
Producing companies69
B Food Science Co., Ltd.70
Mitsubishi Shoji Foodtech Co., Ltd.70
Other market participants70
Salient statistics70
Consumption71
Food and confections73
Personal care products73
Pharmaceuticals (including poultices)74
Surfactants74
Polyethers for polyurethanes74
Other74
Price74
Trade76
China78
Producing companies78
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Vitamin C82
Personal care products85
Polyols85
Food, confections, and beverages85
Pharmaceuticals86
Other86
Price86
Trade87
Other Asia and Oceania87
Producing companies87
Major Indian manufacturers89
Anil Limited89
Gulshan Polyols Ltd.89
Kasyap Sweeteners Ltd.89
Maize Products89
Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Ltd.89
Major Indonesian manufacturers89
PT. Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo, Tbk. (Sorini)89
PT. Sorini Towa Berlian Corporindo (STBC)89
Major Thai manufacturers90
Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry (Thailand), Ltd.90
Salient statistics90
India93
Indonesia93
Thailand and South Korea93
Consumption94
Price94
Trade95
Bibliography97

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