Burridge, Elaine
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/15/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 49, p31
Trade Publication
The article presents an overview of the methanol industry. The main uses of ethanol are in formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether and acetic acid. Smaller amounts are used in dimethyl terephthalate, methyl methacrylate, methylamines, chloromethanes, glycol methyl ethers and fuels. Global supply tightened in the second half of 2006 as outages hit the market and pushed prices higher.


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