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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyester Resins, Unsaturated

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Introduction11
Environmental Issues11
North America11
Europe13
REACH13
The EU VOC Directive13
Manufacturing Processes14
Spray-Up Resins15
Press-Molding Resins15
Flame-Retardant Resins16
Chemical-Resistant Resins16
Application Methods16
Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastics (FRP)17
Contact Molding17
Press Molding18
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)18
Sheet-Molding Compound (SMC)18
Bulk-Molding Compound (BMC)19
Preform Mat Moldings19
Injection Molding19
Other20
Filament Winding20
Continuous Lamination20
Pultrusion20
Resin Infusion20
Nonreinforced Plastics20
Casting21
Other21
Auto Repair Putty and Filler21
Potting and Encapsulating Compounds21
Surface Coating Resins21
Raw Material Requirements21
Supply and Demand by Region24
United States24
Producing Companies24
Production27
Consumption30
Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastics (FRP)33
Construction33
Marine and marine accessories36
Land transportation37
Consumer goods38
Electrical components38
Other39
Nonreinforced Plastics39
Casting resins39
Gel coats40
Auto repair putty and filler41
Other41
Price42
Trade45
Imports45
Exports46
Canada47
Producing Companies47
Salient Statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
Mexico50
Producing Companies50
Salient Statistics52
Consumption53
Central and South America53
Producing Companies53
Salient Statistics56
Western Europe58
Producing Companies58
Production65
Consumption67
Consumption by Country68
Consumption by End Use69
Building and construction71
Pipes and tanks72
Automotive/transportation72
Marine72
Electrical applications73
Wind energy73
Coatings (wood coatings, gel coats and other top coats)74
Other74
Price75
Trade76
Central and Eastern Europe77
Producing Companies77
Production80
Consumption81
Trade82
Africa and Middle East84
Producing Companies84
Production86
Consumption86
Trade87
Japan87
Producing Companies87
Salient Statistics89
Recycling91
Consumption92
Glass/Fiber-Reinforced95
Construction95
Industrial products96
Marine and transportation97
Other97
Nonreinforced97
Price98
Trade99
China102
Producing Companies102
Salient Statistics105
Consumption106
Trade107
Other Asia108
India109
Producing Companies109
Salient Statistics110
Trade111
Indonesia111
Producing Companies111
Salient Statistics112
Republic of Korea113
Producing Companies113
Salient Statistics114
Malaysia116
Producing Companies116
Trade116
Philippines117
Producing Companies117
Trade118
Singapore119
Taiwan120
Producing Companies120
Salient Statistics120
Thailand121
Producing Companies121
Trade122
Vietnam123
Oceania124
Producing Companies124
Salient Statistics124
Bibliography125
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