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Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction8
Manufacturing processes11
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resins11
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) engineering resins12
Polymerization12
Resin reclamation12
Supply and demand by region13
World13
Producing companies13
Salient statistics15
Consumption15
Electrical and electronics17
Automotive18
Chassis20
Underhood20
Body20
Alloys/blends21
Other22
Price23
Trade23
North America25
Capacity25
Salient statistics25
Consumption26
Trade27
United States27
Producing companies27
Salient statistics29
Consumption29
Trade30
Canada31
Producing companies31
Salient statistics31
Consumption31
Trade32
Mexico32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics32
Consumption33
Trade34
South America34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics34
Consumption35
Trade36
Europe and CIS36
Producing companies36
PBT36
PET37
Compounders38
Salient statistics38
Consumption39
Trade41
Middle East and Africa42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Trade43
Indian Subcontinent44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Consumption44
Trade46
Northeast Asia46
Capacity46
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Trade48
China48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade52
Japan52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Consumption55
Automotive55
Electrical and electronics56
Other56
Trade57
South Korea57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Trade59
Taiwan59
Producing companies59
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Trade61
Southeast Asia62
Producing companies62
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Trade63
Appendix I—Polycyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate (PCT) and copolyesters64
Appendix II—Cyclic oligomers of PBT66
Appendix III—Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT)67
Bibliography68

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