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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polyester Resins, Unsaturated

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary7
Introduction11
Environmental issues12
North America12
Europe13
REACH13
The EU VOC Directive13
Manufacturing processes15
Spray-up resins16
Press-molding resins16
Flame-retardant resins16
Chemical-resistant resins16
Application methods18
Fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP)18
Contact molding18
Press molding19
Resin transfer molding (RTM)19
Sheet-molding compound (SMC)19
Bulk-molding compound (BMC)20
Preform mat moldings20
Injection molding20
Other20
Filament winding20
Continuous lamination20
Pultrusion21
Resin infusion21
Nonreinforced plastics21
Casting21
Other21
Auto repair putty and filler21
Potting and encapsulating compounds21
Surface coating resins22
Raw material requirements23
Supply and demand by region25
United States25
Producing companies25
Production27
Consumption29
Fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP)32
Construction32
Marine and marine accessories34
Land transportation35
Consumer goods36
Electrical components36
Other36
Nonreinforced plastics36
Casting resins36
Gel coats37
Auto repair putty and filler38
Other38
Price39
Trade41
Imports41
Exports42
Canada43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics43
Consumption44
Trade45
Mexico45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics46
Consumption46
Central and South America47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics48
Western Europe51
Producing companies51
Production57
Consumption58
Consumption by country58
Consumption by end use60
Automotive and other transportation61
Building and construction61
Pipes and tanks61
Marine62
Electrical applications62
Wind energy62
Coatings (wood coatings, gel coats and other top coats)63
Other63
Price64
Trade65
Central and Eastern Europe65
Producing companies65
Production68
Consumption69
Trade70
Africa and Middle East71
Producing companies71
Production74
Consumption74
Trade74
Japan74
Producing companies74
Salient statistics76
Recycling78
Consumption78
Glass/fiber-reinforced80
Construction80
Industrial products81
Marine and transportation82
Other82
Nonreinforced82
Price83
Trade84
China85
Producing companies85
Salient statistics89
Consumption90
Reinforced UPR91
Nonreinforced UPR92
Price92
Trade93
Other Asia93
India94
Producing companies94
Salient statistics95
Trade96
Indonesia97
Producing companies97
Salient statistics97
Malaysia98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics99
Philippines 100
Producing companies 100
Salient statistics 100
Singapore 101
South Korea 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 103
Taiwan 104
Producing companies 104
Salient statistics 104
Thailand 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 106
Vietnam 107
Oceania 107
Producing companies 107
Salient statistics 108
Bibliography 109

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