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Synthetic Water-Soluble Polymers

Table of Contents

Executive summary5
Summary6
World6
United States8
Western Europe8
Asia9
Introduction11
Environmental issues13
Products and processes14
Polyacrylamide (PAM) and copolymers15
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)15
Polyacrylic acid (PAA) and copolymers16
Polyethylene glycols17
Polyamines, polyethyleneimines, and quaternary ammonium compounds17
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and copolymers18
Polyvinyl methyl ether/maleic anhydride19
Associative thickeners: nonionic polyurethanes and nonurethane19
Carboxypolymethylene (carbomer)19
Supply and demand by region20
United States20
Producing companies20
Consumption23
Polyacrylamides24
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers25
Polyvinyl alcohol26
Quaternary ammonium polymers27
Polyamines27
Polyethylene glycols28
Associative thickeners30
Polyvinyl methyl ether/maleic anhydride30
Polyvinylpyrrolidone and copolymers30
Carboxypolymethylene32
Price32
Trade33
Canada34
Mexico37
Central and South America39
Western Europe41
Producing companies41
Polyacrylic acid (PAA) and copolymers41
Polyvinyl alcohol42
Polyacrylamides (PAM)43
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)45
Polyamines and polyethyleneimines46
Quaternary ammonium polymers47
Polyvinylpyrrolidone and copolymers48
Associative thickeners and carboxypolymethylene48
Consumption49
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers49
Polyvinyl alcohol51
Polymerization aids52
Paper52
Adhesives, textile sizing, and other applications53
Polyacrylamides53
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)55
Polyamines and polyethyleneimines56
Polyvinylpyrrolidone57
Quaternary ammonium compounds58
Price58
Trade59
Polyvinyl alcohol59
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)60
Central and Eastern Europe61
Producing companies61
Polyacrylamides61
Polyvinyl alcohol62
Polyethylene glycols62
Consumption63
Asia64
Japan64
Producing companies64
Polyacrylamides (PAM)64
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)66
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers66
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)67
Polyamines, polyethyleneimines, and quaternary ammonium polymers68
Polyvinylpyrrolidone69
Associative thickeners and carboxypolymethylene polymers69
Consumption70
Polyacrylamides (PAM)70
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)71
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers72
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)73
Polyamines and polyethyleneimines74
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)74
Other75
Price75
Trade76
China76
Producing companies76
Polyacrylamides (PAM)76
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)77
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers78
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)79
Polyamines and quaternary ammonium polymers80
Polyvinylpyrrolidone80
Associative thickeners and carboxypolymethylene81
Consumption81
Polyacrylamides (PAM)82
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)83
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)84
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers84
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)85
Price85
Trade85
Other Asia87
Producing companies87
Polyacrylamides (PAM)87
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)88
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers89
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)89
Consumption91
Polyacrylamides (PAM)91
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH)91
Polyacrylic acid and copolymers91
Polyethylene glycols (PEG)92
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)92
Trade92
Bibliography95

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