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Analyzing the Chemical Industry in United States

  • June 2013
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  • Aruvian's R'search
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  • 260 pages

The chemical industry world over always enjoys a love-hate relationship with communities. Driven by many objectives as well as balancing social concerns with profit and R&D investments, the industry often finds itself straddled with key questions bordering on growth and ensuring sustenance in collaboration with the community.

The US Chemical Industry is one of the world’s largest producer by a substantial margin with a balance of trade surplus in excess of $15 billion. It is a major player contributing 21% in GDP to the US economy. This growth has led many theorists to conclude that the industry is a “harvester” rather than an “investor” for future growth.

The strength of this industry lies in its contribution to the employment scenario wherein it supplants millions of households in its production as well as indirectly in the R&D sector. The industry has implemented measures to attain energy efficiency and has completed major strides in improving the environment.

Aruvian's R'search’s report Analyzing the Chemical Industry in United States researches the characteristics of the US chemical industry and the segments which, as a whole, make up this dynamic machinery of growth. The massive globalization strides taken by the industry as explained in the report with the requirement of heavy capital investment that brings in more competition and the overall focus of the industry to meet the environmental challenge.

The report delves deeper into the processes applied in the US chemical industry and their defining global standards thereby ensuring leadership in exports as well as attracting FDI in the industry. The industry’s dynamics like competition, infrastructure and the regulatory policies with the reporting requirements deployed on the industry are explained by the report. The progress of technology vis-à-vis the environmental costs as incurred by the industry are discussed in view of the energy demands of the industry.

The report defines the industry in two major compartments as organic and inorganic sectors and the technologies employed by them. The report also profiles some of the leading players in the industry who have earned the reputation and pride for the US Chemical Industry globally and placing the United States at the top of the pecking order.

Table Of Contents

Analyzing the Chemical Industry in United States
A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to the Industry
B.1 Industry Definition
B.2 Industry Characteristics
B.3 Looking at the Dynamics of the Industry
B.4 Industry Overview
B.5 Market Segments
B.6 Globalization in the Industry
B.7 Requirement of Heavy Capital Investment
B.8 Meeting the Environment Challenge
B.9 Competition in the Industry

C. Looking at Chemical Processing in the US
C.1 Process Overview
C.2 Reactors
C.3 Heat Exchangers
C.4 Separation of Solid, Liquid, Gas Mixtures
C.5 Handling of Fluids
C.6 Manufacturing of Finished Product
C.7 Size Reduction

D. Trade in the Industry
D.1 Import/Export Scenario
D.2 Trade according to Products
D.3 Foreign Investment in the Industry

E. Factors Influencing Competition in the Industry
E.1 Infrastructure and Strengths of the Industry
E.2 Demand and Supply Relationships Worldwide
E.3 US Economic Scenario
E.4 Global Economic Scenario
E.5 Strong Foreign Investment and Protection of Intellectual Property
E.6 Regulatory Policies
E.7 Future Competitiveness of the Industry

F. Looking at Technology involved in the Industry

G. Environmental Costs of the US Chemical Industry and Restrictions on Chemical Products

H. Looking at the Energy Demands of the Industry

I. Energy Use and Energy Intensity of the Industry
I.1 Energy Use in the Chemical Industry
I.2 Energy-Intensive Petrochemical Industry
I.3 Energy Use in Ammonia and Nitrogenous Fertilizer Industry
I.4 Energy Use in the Chlorine Manufacturing Process
I.5 Conclusion

J. Foreign Investment in the Chemical Sector

K. The Organic Chemical Industry in US
K.1 Definition and Structure of the Industry
K.2 Product Characterization
K.3 Industry Overview
K.4 Industry Trends
K.5 Industry Processes in the Organic Chemical Industry
K.5.1 Chemical Manufacturing Process
K.5.2 Widespread Chemical Reactions
K.5.3 Organic Chemical Production Chains
K.6 Pollution in the Industry

L. The Inorganic Chemical Industry in US
L.1 Definition of the Industry
L.2 Product Characterization
L.3 Industry Overview
L.4 Industry Trends
L.5 Industry Processes in the Inorganic Chemical Industry
L.5.1 Mercury Cell Process
L.5.2 Diaphragm Cell Process
L.5.3 Membrane Cell Process
L.5.4 Auxiliary Processes
L.6 Pollution in the Industry

M. Leading Players
M.1 Bayer AG
M.1.1 Corporate Overview
M.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.1.3 SWOT Analysis
M.2 BASF SE
M.2.1 Corporate Overview
M.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.2.3 SWOT Analysis
M.3 ConocoPhillips
M.3.1 Corporate Overview
M.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.3.3 SWOT Analysis
M.4 Dow Chemical Company
M.4.1 Corporate Overview
M.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.4.3 SWOT Analysis
M.5 DuPont (EI) de Nemours
M.5.1 Corporate Overview
M.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.5.3 SWOT Analysis
M.6 Eastman Chemical Company
M.6.1 Corporate Overview
M.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.6.3 SWOT Analysis
M.7 Exxon Mobil Corporation
M.7.1 Corporate Overview
M.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.7.3 SWOT Analysis
M.8 Huntsman Corporation
M.8.1 Corporate Overview
M.8.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.8.3 SWOT Analysis
M.9 Monsanto Company
M.9.1 Corporate Overview
M.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.9.3 SWOT Analysis

N. Appendix

O. Glossary of Terms





Companies Mentioned

Bayer AG
BASF SE
ConocoPhillips
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Eastman Chemical Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Huntsman Corporation
Monsanto Company

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