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World Adipic Acid Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Adipic Acid in Millions of Pounds (Lbs). The specific end-use segments discussed are Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 21 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Asahi Kasei Corporation, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, BASF Corp., Invista, Lanxess AG, Liaoyang Petrochemical, Radici Partecipazioni SpA, Rhodia SA, and Solutia, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



ADIPIC ACID MCP-2006 
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 


CONTENTS 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Nylon 6/6 I-4 
Polyurethane Resins I-4 
Plasticizers I-4 
Miscellaneous End-Uses I-4 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Industry Overview II-1 
Current and Future Analysis II-1 
Market Scenario and Outlook II-1 
Pricing Factor Influences Market Direction II-2 
Profits in Adipic Acid Industry Dodged by High Energy and Raw 
Material Prices II-2 
Factors Affecting the Worldwide Adipic Acid Market (On a 
Scale of 1-10) II-2 
Production Scenario II-2 
Table 1: World Market for Adipic Acid (2005 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region - North 
America, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World (In 
terms of Volume) II-3 

Table 2: World Adipic Acid Production Capacity (2005 & 2007): 
Percentage Breakdown By Leading Players- Invista, Rhodia, 
Solutia, BASF, Radici Chimica, Asahi Kasei and Others (In 
Terms of Volume) II-3 

Table 3: World Adipic Acid Production Capacities of Major 
Producers by Region: 2006 (In '000 Metric Tons) II-4 

2. Adipic Acid - Product Overview II-5 
Properties II-5 
Problems Faced During Transportation II-5 
Toxicological Facts II-6 
Effect on Human Health II-6 
Adipic Dihydrazide II-6 
Uses II-6 
Physical and Chemical Properties II-6 
Adiponitrile II-6 
Uses II-6 
Primary Producers II-6 
Physical and Chemical Properties II-7 
Typical Composition II-7 

3. Raw Materials Used in Adipic Acid Production II-8 
Cyclohexane - Basic Raw Material for Adipic Acid II-8 
D-Glucose - Another Raw Material II-8 
Production of Adipic Acid with Genetically Engineered Organisms II-8 
Phenol - An Intermediate for Adipic Acid II-8 

4. Production Processes of Adipic Acid II-9 
Table 4: 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-9 
Technology Trends Worldwide II-9 
At Nagoya University II-9 
US Plants Adopt New Technique II-9 
New Process from Mitsubishi Chemical II-10 
Efforts to Restrict the Emission of Nitrous Acid II-10 
Development of Bolt-on Technology with N2O II-10 
Environment-Friendly Process to Produce Adipic Acid II-10 
Mitsubishi Develops New Process for Adipic Acid II-11 
New Patented Process to Manufacture Xenol Polyester II-11 
New Single Step Process II-11 
Emission Issues II-11 

5. Applications of Adipic Acid II-12 
In the Manufacture of Nylon Plastic Material II-12 
Used in a No-Clean Soldering Process II-12 
Raw Material for LEXOREZ 100 II-13 
Nucleating Agent & New Proton Source II-13 
Other Applications II-13 

6. End-Use Segments: An Overview II-14 
Nylon 6/6 II-14 
Consumption of Adipic Acid by Nylon II-14 
Adipic Acid Production and Consumption II-14 
Polyurethane Resins II-14 
Plasticizers II-15 
Miscellaneous End-Uses II-15 
In Food II-15 
Table 5: 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-15 

7. Recent Industry Activity II-16 
Invista to Expand its Asian Business II-16 
Rhodia to Build a New Unit in South Korea II-16 
Xinjiang Constructs New Adipic Acid Plant II-16 
Asahi to Construct a New Complex with Adipic Acid Production Unit II-16 
Liaoyang Announces Capacity Expansion in China II-16 

8. Focus on Select Global Players II-17 
Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan) II-17 
BASF Aktiengesellschaft (Germany) II-17 
BASF Corp (USA) II-17 
Invista (USA) II-18 
Lanxess AG (Germany) II-18 
Liaoyang Petrochemical (China) II-19 
Radici Partecipazioni SpA (Italy) II-19 
Rhodia SA (France) II-19 
Solutia Inc. (USA) II-20 

9. Global Market Perspective II-21 
Table 6: 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 Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21 

Table 7: World Long-term Projections 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 
Lbs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-22 

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 Lbs for Years 
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23 

Table 9: World 20-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 1993,1998, 
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24 

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 Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25 

Table 11: World Long-term Projections 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 Lbs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26 

Table 12: 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 
Lbs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-27 

Table 13: World 20-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 
1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28 

Table 14: 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 Lbs for Years 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29 

Table 15: World Long-term Projections 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 Lbs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30 

Table 16: 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 Lbs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31 

Table 17: World 20-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 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32 

Table 18: 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 Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33 

Table 19: World Long-term Projections 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 Lbs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34 

Table 20: 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 Lbs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35 

Table 21: World 20-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 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-36 

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 
Adipic Acid in Miscellaneous 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 Lbs for Years 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37 

Table 23: World Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid in 
Miscellaneous 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 Lbs for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38 

Table 24: World Historic Review for Adipic Acid in 
Miscellaneous 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 Lbs for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39 

Table 25: World 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid in 
Miscellaneous 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 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40 


III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Current and Future Analysis III-1 
Production Capacity III-1 
Table 26: 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 & Export Scenario in the Recent Past III-2 
Table 27: US Adipic Acid Market (2004): Breakdown of 
Imports for Consumption by Country/ Region-Brazil, Canada, 
Federal Republic of Germany, France, Japan, Netherlands, 
Ukraine, and United Kingdom III-2 

Table 28: US Adipic Acid Market (2004): Breakdown of 
Domestic Exports by Country Argentina, Brazil, Canada, 
Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, 
Federal Republic of Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, 
Korea, South Mexico and Others III-3 
Salt and Ester Plasticizers of Adipic Acid III-3 
Table 29: US Market for Salt and Ester Plasticizers of 
Adipic Acid (2004): Breakdown of Imports for Consumption 
by Country-Canada, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan and 
Taiwan III-3 

Table 30: US Market for Salt and Ester Plasticizers of 
Adipic Acid (2004): Breakdown of Domestic Exports by 
Country- Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Federal 
Republic of Germany, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, 
Japan and Others III-4 
Other Adipic Acid Salts and Esters (Excluding Plasticizers) III-4 
Table 31: US Market for Other Adipic Acid Salts and 
Esters (2004): Breakdown of Imports for Consumption by 
Country- Canada, China, Federal Republic of Germany, 
France, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and United Kingdom III-4 

Table 32: US Market for Other Adipic Acid Salts and 
Esters (2004): Breakdown of Domestic Exports by 
Country-Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa 
Rica, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Hong Kong, 
Ireland, Italy and Others III-5 
Select Players III-5 
BASF Corp III-5 
Invista III-5 
Solutia Inc. III-6 
B.Market Analytics III-7 
Table 33: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 
Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 34: US Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 35: US Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 36: US 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 

2. Canada III-9 
A.Market Analysis III-9 
Current and Future Analysis III-9 
INVISTA (Canada) Company - A Major Producer III-9 
B.Market Analytics III-9 
Table 37: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-9 

Table 38: Canadian Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, 
and Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 40: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

3. Japan III-12 
A.Market Analysis III-12 
Current and Future Analysis III-12 
Production Capacity III-12 
Table 41: Japanese Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual 
Production Capacity by Major Producers - Asahi Kasei and 
Sumitomo Chemical III-12 
Select Players III-12 
Asahi Kasei Corporation III-12 
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd III-12 
B.Market Analytics III-13 
Table 42: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 43: Japanese Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

Table 44: Japanese Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, 
and Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

Table 45: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 

4. Europe III-16 
A.Market Analysis III-16 
Current and Future Analysis III-16 
Market Scenario III-16 
Production Scenario III-16 
Table 46: European Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual 
Production Capacity by Major Producers - Rhodia, Invista, 
BASF, Radici Chimica (Germany & Italy), Lanxess, Azot 
Severodonetsk, and Rivneazot (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-17 
B.Market Analytics III-17 
Table 47: 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 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-17 

Table 48: European Long-term Projections 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 Lbs for Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 49: 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 Lbs for Years 1991 
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 50: European 20-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 1993, 1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 51: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 52: European Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 53: European Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, 
and Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 54: European 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

4a. France III-22 
A.Market Analysis III-22 
Current and Future Analysis III-22 
Rhodia SA - A Major Player III-22 
B.Market Analytics III-23 
Table 55: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 56: French Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 57: French Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 58: French 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

4b. Germany III-25 
A.Market Analysis III-25 
Current and Future Analysis III-25 
Production Capacity III-25 
Table 59: German Adipic Acid Market (2006): Production 
Capacity of Major Producers- BASF, Radici Chimica, and 
Lanxess (in Thousands of Metric Tons) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 
Select Players III-25 
BASF AG III-25 
Lanxess AG III-26 
B.Market Analytics III-27 
Table 60: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 61: German Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 62: German Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 63: German 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

4c. Italy III-29 
A.Market Analysis III-29 
Current and Future Analysis III-29 
Radici Partecipazioni SpA - A Major Player III-29 
B.Market Analytics III-30 
Table 64: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 65: Italian Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 66: Italian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 

Table 67: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 

4d. The United Kingdom III-32 
A.Market Analysis III-32 
Current and Future Analysis III-32 
Major Producer III-32 
Production Capacity of Adiponitrile III-32 
Table 68: UK Adiponitrile Market (2004): Breakdown of 
Production Capacity by Major Producers- BASF and Invista 
(in'000 m.t./year) III-32 
B.Market Analytics III-33 
Table 69: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 
Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 70: UK Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 71: UK Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

Table 72: UK 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

4e. Spain III-35 
Market Analysis III-35 
Table 73: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 74: Spanish Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 75: Spanish Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 76: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

4f. Russia III-38 
Market Analysis III-38 
Table 77: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane 
Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million 
Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 78: Russian Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 79: Russian Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 80: Russian 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40 

4g. Rest of Europe III-41 
A.Market Analysis III-41 
Current and Future Analysis III-41 
Production Capacity III-41 
Table 81: Ukraine Adipic Acid Market (2006): Annual 
Production Capacity by Major Producers - Azot 
Severodonetsk, and Rivneazot III-41 
B.Market Analytics III-41 
Table 82: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future 
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, 
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Million Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 83: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Adipic 
Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 84: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 85: Rest of Europe 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid 
by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

5. Asia-Pacific III-44 
A.Market Analysis III-44 
Current and Future Analysis III-44 
Production Scenario III-44 
Table 86: Leading Producers in the Asia-Pacific Adipic Acid 
Market (2006): Annual Production Capacities for Liaoyang 
Petrochemical, Pingdingshan Chemical, Rhodia, and DuPont 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 
China III-45 
Market Scenario III-45 
New Technological Developments Dot the Chinese Adipic Acid 
Market III-46 
Continuous Growth in End Use Segments III-46 
Table 87: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 
for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, 
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Million Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 88: Chinese Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid by 
End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for 
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-47 

Table 89: Chinese Market for Adipic Acid by End Use 
Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Nylon 
6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications Independently for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 
Capacity Expansions Moving at a Faster Rate III-48 
Demand for Plasticizers in China III-48 
Select Players III-48 
Liaoyang Petrochemical (China) III-48 
Taiyuan Chemical Industry Group Company Limited (China) III-48 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-49 
B.Market Analytics III-50 
Table 90: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future 
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, 
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Million Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 91: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid 
by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

Table 93: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid 
by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

6. The Middle East III-52 
Market Analysis III-52 
Table 94: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future 
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, 
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Million Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 95: Middle East Long-term Projections for Adipic Acid 
by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53 

Table 96: Middle East Historic Review for Adipic Acid by End 
Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, 
and Miscellaneous Applications Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53 

Table 97: Middle East 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993,1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

7. Latin America III-55 
Market Analysis III-55 
Table 98: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future 
Analysis for Adipic Acid by End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, 
Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous 
Applications Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Million Lbs for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 

Table 99: Latin America Long-term Projections for Adipic 
Acid by End-Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 

Table 100: Latin America Historic Review for Adipic Acid by 
End Use Segment- Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, 
Plasticizers, and Miscellaneous Applications Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Lbs for Years 
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 

Table 101: Latin America 20-Year Perspective for Adipic Acid 
by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Nylon 6/6, Polyurethane Resins, Plasticizers, and 
Miscellaneous Applications for 1993, 1998, 2008 & 2012 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 


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