Ethylene oxide is the most simple cyclic ether. It is a highly reactive and versatile intermediate used primarily for production of monoethylene glycol for use in polymers. It also finds use in producing surfactants and soaps such as ethyoxylates, ethanolamines and glycol ethers.
Ethylene oxide is the second largest consumption market of ethylene after polyethylene. Approximately 75 percent of it is converted to ethylene glycol. The market growth of ethylene oxide derived monoethylene glycol is currently under threat by development of coal/oxalate based monoethylene glycol in China. The impact of the latest wave of investments in coal based MEG and the ethylene market is discussed in this report.
This report provides intelligence and analysis on Ethylene Oxide supply sources, demand drivers and trade. The report includes a 5 year history and 10 year forecast for all major producing regions listed below with new capacity additions documented. This report provides intelligence and analysis on Ethylene Oxide supply sources, demand drivers and trade. The report also includes the end use applications such as mono ethylene glycol and ethoxylates, making use of intelligence within Petrochemical Reporters data base to obtain a detailed analysis of demand based on derivative consumption. An overview of each of the commercial technologies mentioned will be included in the appendix along with a detailed methodology.