Global Adipic Acid Industry

  • April 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 226 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Adipic Acid in Millions of Pounds (Lbs) by the following End-Use Segments: Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 22 companies including many key and niche players such as Asahi Kasei Corporation, BASF SE, BASF Corp., Invista, Lanxess AG, PetroChina Company Limited, Liaoyang Petrochemical, Radici Partecipazioni SpA, Rhodia SA, Solutia, Inc., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., and Taiyuan Chemical Industry Group Company Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Prelude II-1
Market Scenario and Outlook II-1
Economic Turmoil Impacts the Market II-1
Harsh Conditions Hamper Market Prospects II-1
Factors Affecting the Worldwide Adipic Acid Market (On a
Scale of 1-10) II-2
Pricing Factor Influences Market Direction II-2
Emerging Markets To Drive Growth in the Market II-2
Production Scenario II-2
2010-11 II-2
Table 1: World Market for Adipic Acid (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Country - USA, Europe,
China and Others Rest of World (In terms of Volume)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Recent Past (2005-2007) II-3
Table 2: World Market for Adipic Acid (2005 and 2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region -
North America, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of
World (In terms of Volume) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: World Adipic Acid Production Capacity (2005 and
2007): Percentage Breakdown by Leading Players- Invista,
Rhodia, Solutia, BASF, Radici Chimica, Asahi Kasei and
Others (In Terms of Volume) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: World Adipic Acid Production Capacities of Major
Producers by Region: 2006 (In ‘000 Metric Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-6
Properties II-6
Physical and Chemical Properties II-6
Problems Faced During Transportation II-6
Toxicological Facts II-7
Effect on Human Health II-7
Adipic Dihydrazide II-7
Uses II-7
Physical and Chemical Properties II-7
Adiponitrile II-7
Uses II-7
Primary Producers II-8
Physical and Chemical Properties II-8
Typical Composition II-8

3. RAW MATERIALS SCENARIO II-9
Cyclohexane - Basic Raw Material for Adipic Acid II-9
D-Glucose - Another Raw Material II-9
Production of Adipic Acid with Genetically Engineered Organisms II-9
Phenol - An Intermediate for Adipic Acid II-9

4. PRODUCTION PROCESSES II-10
Table 5: World Adipic Acid Production (2005): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Process Type -
Cyclohexane-based Process, Benzene-based Process and Phenol-
based Process (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Technology Trends Worldwide II-10
At Nagoya University II-10
US Plants Adopt New Technique II-11
New Process from Mitsubishi Chemical II-11
Efforts to Restrict the Emission of Nitrous Acid II-11
Development of Bolt-on Technology with N2O II-11
Environment-Friendly Process to Produce Adipic Acid II-12
Mitsubishi Develops New Process for Adipic Acid II-12
New Patented Process to Manufacture Xenol Polyester II-12
New Single Step Process II-12
Emission Issues II-12

5. APPLICATIONS OF ADIPIC ACID II-13
In the Manufacture of Nylon Plastic Material II-13
Used in a No-Clean Soldering Process II-13
Raw Material for LEXOREZ 100 II-14
Nucleating Agent and New Proton Source II-14
Other Applications II-14

6. END-USE SEGMENTS: AN OVERVIEW II-15
Nylon 6/6 II-15
Consumption of Adipic Acid by Nylon II-15
Polyurethane Resins II-15
Plasticizers II-15
Other Applications II-15
In Food II-16
Table 6: Level of Adipic Acid in Food Categories - Non-
Alcoholic Beverages, Condiments and Relishes, Dairy Product
Analogs, Fats and Oils, Frozen Dairy Desserts, Gelatin and
Puddings, Gravies, Meat Products, Snack Foods and Others II-16

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-17
Verdezyne to Develop a New Fermentation Process for Adipic
Acid Production II-17
Invista Closes Teesside Plant II-17
Invista to Expand its Asian Business II-17
Rhodia to Build a New Unit in South Korea II-17
Xinjiang Constructs New Adipic Acid Plant II-18
Asahi to Construct a New Complex with Adipic Acid Production Unit II-18
Liaoyang Announces Capacity Expansion in China II-18

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-19
Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan) II-19
BASF SE (Germany) II-19
BASF Corp (US) II-20
Invista (US) II-20
Lanxess AG (Germany) II-20
PetroChina Company Limited (China) II-21
Liaoyang Petrochemical (China) II-21
Radici Partecipazioni SpA (Italy) II-21
Rhodia SA (France) II-22
Solutia Inc. (US) II-22
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-23
Taiyuan Chemical Industry Group Company Limited (China) II-23

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-24
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 8: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid in Nylon 6/6 by Geographic Region- US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 11: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in Nylon 6/6
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2003through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in Nylon
6/6 by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid in Polyurethane Resins by Geographic Region- US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 14: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in
Polyurethane Resins by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in
Polyurethane Resins by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid in Plasticizers by Geographic Region- US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 17: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in
Plasticizers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in
Plasticizers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid in Other Applications by Geographic Region- US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 20: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Production Capacity III-1
Table 22: US Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual Production
Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons by Leading Producers -
Invista, Solutia and Inolex (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-1
Regulations III-2
Import and Export Scenario III-2
Table 23: US Adipic Acid Market (2008 and 2009): Exports in
US$ Thousand by Country for Canada, Singapore, Argentina,
Japan, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 24: US Adipic Acid Market (2008 and 2009): Imports in
US$ Thousand by Country for Canada, Germany, Brazil, South
Korea, France, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
B.Market Analytics III-3
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 26: US Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 27: US 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

2. CANADA III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Trade Scenario III-6
Table 28: Canadian Adipic Acid Market (2008 and 2009):
Exports in US$ Thousand by Country for US, Mexico, Chile,
Japan, UK and Others III-6

Table 29: Canadian Adipic Acid Market (2008 and 2009):
Imports in US$ Thousand by Country for US, Germany, France,
China, Taiwan and Others III-6
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 30: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 31: Canadian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 32: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

3. JAPAN III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Production Capacity III-10
Table 33: Japanese Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual
Production Capacity by Major Producers - Asahi Kasei and
Sumitomo Chemical (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 36: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

4. EUROPE III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Weakened Demand Impacts Prices III-14
Production Scenario III-14
Table 37: European Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual
Production Capacity by Major Producers - Rhodia, Invista,
BASF, Radici Chimica (Germany and Italy), Lanxess, Azot
Severodonetsk, and Rivneazot (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 38: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 39: European Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 40: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 41: European Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 42: European 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 43: European 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4a. FRANCE III-22
Market Analytics III-22
Table 44: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 45: French Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 46: French 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4b. GERMANY III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Production Capacity in the Past III-25
Table 47: German Adipic Acid Market (2006): Production
Capacity of Major Producers- BASF, Radici Chimica, and
Lanxess (in Thousand Metric Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 48: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 49: German Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 50: German 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4c. ITALY III-29
Market Analytics III-29
Table 51: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 52: Italian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 53: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Production Capacity of Adiponitrile - Historic Data III-32
Table 54: UK Adiponitrile Market (2004): Breakdown of
Production Capacity by Major Producers- BASF and Invista
(in Thousand Metric Tons per Year) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 55: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 56: UK Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 57: UK 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4e. SPAIN III-36
Market Analytics III-36
Table 58: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 59: Spanish Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 60: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4f. RUSSIA III-39
Market Analytics III-39
Table 61: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 62: Russian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 63: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-42
A.Market Analysis III-42
Production Capacity in the Past III-42
Table 64: Ukraine Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual
Production Capacity by Major Producers - Azot
Severodonetsk, and Rivneazot III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 65: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6,
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 66: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 67: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Production Scenario in the Past III-46
Table 68: Leading Producers in the Asia-Pacific Adipic Acid
Market (2006): Annual Production Capacities for Liaoyang
Petrochemical, Rhodia, DuPont, and Shenma (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 69: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Adipic Acid by Geographic Region - China, and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 70: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
Geographic Region - China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2003through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 71: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6,
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 72: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 73: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid
by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 74: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

5a. CHINA III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
New Technological Developments Influence the Chinese Adipic
Acid Market III-53
Continuous Growth and Shift in End-Use Segments III-53
Falling Prices: A Result of Weak Demand from Polyurethane III-53
Demand for Plasticizers in China III-53
Capacity Expansions Moving at a Faster Rate III-54
Chinese Adipic Acid Market Overview in the Recent Past III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 75: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane
Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 76: Chinese Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and
Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 77: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-58
Market Analytics III-58
Table 78: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 79: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic
Acid by End-Use Segment - Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 80: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-61
Market Analytics III-61
Table 81: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6,
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 82: Middle East Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 83: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

7. LATIN AMERICA III-64
Market Analytics III-64
Table 84: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6,
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other Applications
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Pounds for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 85: Latin American Historic Review for Adipic Acid by
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins,
Plasticizers, and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Pounds for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 86: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Other
Applications Markets for 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 22 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 33)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 6
Canada 1
Japan 2
Europe 14
France 3
Germany 3
Italy 2
Spain 1
Rest of Europe 5
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 9
Latin America 1
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