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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESIN

You produce and consume unsaturated polyester resin; we provide the business intelligence you need to do so effectively and profitably.

Tecnon OrbiChem can help senior management level personnel, including procurement managers and business segment managers, make timely, well-informed decisions based on reliable and accurate data and analysis of key factors shaping the UPR markets on a monthly basis.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and trends for the global unsaturated polyester resin industry including key feedstocks. The reports also include informative tables and charts highlighting key trade statistics, regional price comparisons, and production/consumption trends.

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Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) production is based on phthalic anhydride, isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, styrene monomer and glycols. Polyester resins represent around 10% of styrene and over half of maleic anhydride consumption, globally. Applications include the construction and marine sectors, as well as pipes and tanks.

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Isophthalic acid can be obtained by oxidising metaxylene with chromic acid, or by fusing potassium meta-sulphobenzoate or meta-bromobenzoate with potassium formate (terephthalic acid is also formed in the last case). Its applications include polyurethane dispersions for coatings, polyester resins for coatings, inks, magnetic tapes and polyester and nylon fibres. It is also used as a comonomer in polyethylene terephthalate packaging resins.

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A chemical intermediate, maleic anhydride can be produced from three feedstocks – benzene, butane and phthalic anhydride waste. Maleic anhydride markets are very regionalized, although there is some inter-regional trade. More than 50% of maleic anhydride is used to produce unsaturated polyester resins (UPR). Applications for UPR include boat hulls, car parts, furniture and pipes. Maleic anhydride is also used in the production of plasticisers and dibasic acids such as fumaric acid, maleic acid and succinic acid.

red-down-arrowPhthalic Anhydride Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chem-Netfacts price-forecasts Global-Chemical-Data Consulting

Over 70% of the phthalic anhydride production is based on orthoxylene with the remainder using naphthalene feedstock. Phthalate plasticisers are the most important and largest end-use for phthalic anhydride. The other main uses are in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins and various other applications.

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Di-ethylene (DEG) is one of the by-products from monoethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically 8-10% of the output from MEG production is DEG. DEG is used mainly in polyurethane (UPR) and polyester polyol production and some small volumes can be mixed into antifreeze/coolant blends. Tri-ethylene glycol (TEG) is the smaller by-product from mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically around 1% or less is the volume of TEG. TEG’s main use is for gas drying in natural gas extraction.

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Mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) is a chemical intermediate produced from ethylene oxide (EO). Its main use is as a feedstock for polyester condensate in conjunction with PTA and DMT. The other main use is in antifreeze/coolant blends. Most production processes give by-products di-ethylene glycol (DEG) and tri-ethylene glycol (TEG).

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Propylene glycol is a chemical intermediate obtained by hydration of propylene oxide. Di- and Tripropylene glycols, as well as small quantities of higher glycols, are also produced in the reaction. End markets are many and varied, one of the major uses being unsaturated polyester resins, which are used in surface coatings and glass fibre reinforced resins. Another very seasonal segment is in antifreeze and aircraft de-icing applications. USP grade MPG is used as a humectant in food and cosmetic applications, as a solvent for colouring and flavouring agents, and in various pharmaceutical uses.

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One of the building blocks of the petrochemical industry and one of the most important monomers in its class, styrene is made up of two other basic building blocks, benzene and ethylene via ethyl benzene. Plastics are the main use for styrene. Plastics include polystyrene – representing over 50% of demand - unsaturated polyester resins, ABS, SAN, and SBR. Derivatives are found everywhere from food-grade film to toys, construction pipes, foams, boats, latex paints, tyres, luggage and furniture.

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Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) production is based on phthalic anhydride, isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, styrene monomer and glycols. Polyester resins represent around 10% of styrene and over half of maleic anhydride consumption, globally. Applications include the construction and marine sectors, as well as pipes and tanks.

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Isophthalic Acid
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Isophthalic acid can be obtained by oxidising metaxylene with chromic acid, or by fusing potassium meta-sulphobenzoate or meta-bromobenzoate with potassium formate (terephthalic acid is also formed in the last case). Its applications include polyurethane dispersions for coatings, polyester resins for coatings, inks, magnetic tapes and polyester and nylon fibres. It is also used as a comonomer in polyethylene terephthalate packaging resins.

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Maleic Anhydride
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A chemical intermediate, maleic anhydride can be produced from three feedstocks – benzene, butane and phthalic anhydride waste. Maleic anhydride markets are very regionalized, although there is some inter-regional trade. More than 50% of maleic anhydride is used to produce unsaturated polyester resins (UPR). Applications for UPR include boat hulls, car parts, furniture and pipes. Maleic anhydride is also used in the production of plasticisers and dibasic acids such as fumaric acid, maleic acid and succinic acid.

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Phthalic Anhydride
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Over 70% of the phthalic anhydride production is based on orthoxylene with the remainder using naphthalene feedstock. Phthalate plasticisers are the most important and largest end-use for phthalic anhydride. The other main uses are in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins and various other applications.

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  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

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  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

DEG/TEG
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Di-ethylene (DEG) is one of the by-products from monoethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically 8-10% of the output from MEG production is DEG. DEG is used mainly in polyurethane (UPR) and polyester polyol production and some small volumes can be mixed into antifreeze/coolant blends. Tri-ethylene glycol (TEG) is the smaller by-product from mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically around 1% or less is the volume of TEG. TEG’s main use is for gas drying in natural gas extraction.

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  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

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  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

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  • Consulting Single Client Projects

Monoethylene Glycol
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Mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) is a chemical intermediate produced from ethylene oxide (EO). Its main use is as a feedstock for polyester condensate in conjunction with PTA and DMT. The other main use is in antifreeze/coolant blends. Most production processes give by-products di-ethylene glycol (DEG) and tri-ethylene glycol (TEG).

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

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  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

Monopropylene Glycol
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Propylene glycol is a chemical intermediate obtained by hydration of propylene oxide. Di- and Tripropylene glycols, as well as small quantities of higher glycols, are also produced in the reaction. End markets are many and varied, one of the major uses being unsaturated polyester resins, which are used in surface coatings and glass fibre reinforced resins. Another very seasonal segment is in antifreeze and aircraft de-icing applications. USP grade MPG is used as a humectant in food and cosmetic applications, as a solvent for colouring and flavouring agents, and in various pharmaceutical uses.

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Prices

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

Styrene
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One of the building blocks of the petrochemical industry and one of the most important monomers in its class, styrene is made up of two other basic building blocks, benzene and ethylene via ethyl benzene. Plastics are the main use for styrene. Plastics include polystyrene – representing over 50% of demand - unsaturated polyester resins, ABS, SAN, and SBR. Derivatives are found everywhere from food-grade film to toys, construction pipes, foams, boats, latex paints, tyres, luggage and furniture.

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  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

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Tecnon OrbiChem’s business information services offer a full range of reports featuring analysis, price data, and price forecasts for UPR and important feedstock markets.

Regular updates of economic news and industry events that shape market trends, plus price histories and reports charting future capacity changes, provide senior executives and company managers a full view of market activity and add proper perspective to the industry.

About Unsaturated Polyester Resin

Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) production is based on phthalic anhydride, isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, styrene monomer and glycols. Polyester resins represent around 10% of styrene and over half of maleic anhydride consumption, globally. Applications include the construction and marine sectors, as well as pipes and tanks. Demand is closely linked to GDP growth.

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