|Title:||China polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) consumption by type/sector in percentages for 2009|
|Source:||China Chemical Reporter|
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China's PVA consumption structure in 2009
Others XX% PVB X% PVA Fiber X% Adhesive XX% Textile Size XX% Building Industry XX%
Note: Table made from pie chart.
Summary of global PVA market
PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) is the raw material to make other polymers like polyvinyl nitrate (PVN) and polyvinyl acetals. The global capacity in 2009 was X.XXX million tons, mainly in China, Japan and the United States. Larger producers include Kuraray (Japan and Europe) and Sekisui Specialty Chemicals (USA) but mainland China has installed a number of very large production facilities in the past decade and currently hosts approximately XX.X% of the world's capacity, XXX kt/a in 2010, while Japan and United States had XXX kt/a and XXX kt/a. The main producers in China include Sinopec, ChemChina, Anhui Wanwei Group Co Ltd and Shanxi Sanwei Group Co Ltd.
Globally, X.XX million tons of PVA was consumed in 2009, XX.X% of which was in Asia-Pacific. North America and Western Europe consumed XX.X% and XX.X%. PVA's major use is vinylon fiber production, paper adhesive and textile sizing agent.
China's new PVA project: strong competitive power
With over forty years of development, China has become the largest PVA producer in the world and is able to produce PVA from various raw materials including oilcracked ethylene, acetylene from natural gas and acetylene from calcium carbide. TABLE X lists China's major PVA producers.
Table X China's PVA companies and capacity in 2010
Company Capacity Raw Materials Downstream (kt/a) Product
Sinopec Shanghai XX oil-cracked Petrochemical ethylene
Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon XXX acetylene from PVA fiber Works natural gas
Beijing Dongfang XX oil-cracked Petrochemical ethylene
Hunan Xiangwei Co Ltd XX acetylene from PVA fiber, PVB calcium carbide resin
Guizhou Crystal Organic XX acetylene from Chemical calcium carbide
Anhui Wanwei Updated XXX acetylene from PVA fiber High-Tech Material Industry calcium carbide
Guangxi Guangwei Chemical XX acetylene from Industry calcium carbide
Fujian Textile and Chemical XX acetylene from PVA fiber Fiber Group calcium carbide
Shanxi Sanwei Group XXX acetylene from calcium carbide
Jiangxi Chemical Fibre and XX acetylene from Chemical Engineering calcium carbide
Yunnan Yunwei Group XX acetylene from calcium carbide
Lanzhou New West Vinylon XX acetylene from PVA fiber calcium carbide
Shijiazhuang Chemical Fibre XX acetylene from calcium carbide
Changchun Chemical (Jiangsu) XX oil-cracked Co Ltd ethylene
Inner Mongolia Mengwei XX Technology Co Ltd
Currently, there are numerous PVA projects planned or under construction in China. Most of them will have an initial capacity between XX XXX t/a and XXX XXX t/a and are located close to sources of energy and raw materials, aiming to form a comprehensive coal-chemical industry chain. Therefore, it is believed that the new plants will make China's PVA industry more competitive, and industry experts predict that China's PVA capacity will exceed X.X million tons in 2015. TABLE X shows the detail of China's new PVA projects.
Table X China's mew PVA project
Company Capacity Project Schedule (kt/a)
Inner Mongolia Mengwei XXX XX kt/a, phase one, operated Technology Co Ltd at the end of 2010
Guangxi Guangwei Chemical XX uncertain Industry
Inner Mongolia Shuangxin XXX XX kt/a, phase one, operating Chemical Industry in 2011
Ningxia Dadi Metallurgical XXX XX kt/a, phase one, operating Chemical in XXX X
Guodian Younglight Energy XXX preparation Chemical Group