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Acrylic Acid

10:39 AM MST | December 5, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Prices U.S.: 14 cts/lb, fob ($310/m.t.) EUROPE: €340-447/m.t. Outlook Worldwide demand is forecast to grow at 3.7%/year for crude acrylic acid and at 4.1%/year for glacial acrylic acid from 2006-11, says SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park, CA). Global acrylic acid capacity in 2007 was 4.6 million m.t., SRIC says. Strong demand is forecast for acrylate esters, which are acrylic acid derivatives used in adhesives and sealants, co-monomers, plastics additives, and surface coatings. Superabsorbent polymers used in hygienic applications are growing at...

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