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I. Executive Summary
Purpose of This Report
The Chemicals Sector
Six Main Subsectors
II. Investment Methodology
U.S. Major Chemicals
U.S. Specialty Chemicals
European Chemicals
Asian Chemicals
Japanese Chemicals
III. Commodity Chemicals
Introduction
Commodity Chemicals Industry Trends and Value Drivers
IV. Inorganic Chemicals
Chlorine, Caustic Soda, and Soda Ash: The Chlor-Alkali Industry
Phosphates (Nonfertilizer)
Titanium Dioxide
V. Organic Chemicals
“Cracking”: Production of Ethylene
Feedstocks
Ethylene and Other Olefins: Introduction
Ethylene
Propylene
PROPYLENE
Butadiene
Polybutadiene
BUTADIENE
Benzene and Other Aromatics: Introduction
Benzene
Toluene
The Xylenes
Acetone
Acrylates
Acrylonitrile
Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene Oxide
Methanol
Phenol
Propylene Oxide
Styrene Monomer
Surfactants (Surface Active Agents)
Vinyl Acetate
Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
VI. Thermoplastics and Thermoset Resins
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Polystyrene
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polyurethanes
VII. Man-Made Fibers
Polyester Fiber
Polyester Fiber Uses
Acrylic Fiber
Nylon 6 and 66 Fibers
Nylon 6 and 66 Fiber Uses
Elastane/Spandex
Rayon/Lyocell
VIII. Fertilizers (Plant Nutrients)
Nitrogen (N)
Ammonia
Urea
Phosphate (P)
Potash (K)
IX. Agricultural Chemicals (Crop Protection, GMOs)
Herbicides
Fungicides
Insecticides
Seeds and GMOs
Product Development in Breeding and Ag-Biotech
Agrochemical Industry Trends and Value Drivers
Agrochemical Near-Term Growth Prospects
X. Industrial Gases
Air Separation Technology
Industrial Gases Industry Trends and Value Drivers
Industrial Gases Growth Drivers
Industrial Gases Growth
XI. Atmospheric Gases
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Argon
Other Noble Gases
XII. Nonatmospheric Gases
Hydrogen
Helium
Carbon Dioxide
XIII. Specialty Chemicals
Background
Specialty Chemicals Industry Trends and Value Drivers
Specialty Product Categories
Paints and Coatings
Adhesives and Sealants
Water Treatment
Flavors and Fragrances
Catalysts
Additives
Fine Chemicals
Industry Trends and Value Drivers
XV. Sources
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
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