Acetic acid, vinyl acetate consumption on the rise

World consumption of acetic acid will increase 2.9%/year on average between 1999 and 2009. Click here to enlarge imageThat growth will be driven by expansion in production capacity of vinyl acetate, which accounted for 44.6% of total acetic acid consumption in 1999. During 1999-2009, consumption for this purpose will grow by 3.2%/year average, according to a study by Tecnon Ltd., London."The US continues as the powerhouse of acetic acid and vinyl acetate production with major plants and beneficial material costsellipse.The most exciting developing regions around the world continue to be East Asia [and] South and Southeast Asia. Consumption, capacity, and production for both acetic acid a...

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