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Global Methyl Methacrylate Industry

Japan, China, Europe, US and Rest of World (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Leading Players in Global MMA Market (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Players-Mitsubishi Rayon/Lucite International, Evonik Industries, DowChemical, Sumitomo Chemicals, LG MMA, Asahi Kasei, JilinChemical and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Leading Global MMA Manufacturers (2010): Major

Production Sites and Annual Production Capacities in Thousand

Metric Tons II-3

MMA Production Process and Leading Manufacturers II-4

Current and Future Scenario II-4

By Geographic Region II-4

By End-use Segment II-4

Impact of Recession on MMA Market II-4

Post-recession Scenario II-5

End-use Industries Grapple with MMA Shortage II-5

Manufacturers Gear Up Production Capacities to Meet Surging

Demand II-5

Impact of Eurodebt Crisis on MMA Supply & Demand II-6

Crisis Slows Down European MMA Industry II-6

Asian Producers Caught on Wrong Foot II-6

US MMA Buyer Exercise Caution II-7

2. MAJOR TRENDS II-8PMMA to Grab Bigger Share of Automotive Plastics Market II-8Table 4: Worldwide Automotive Plastics Consumption (2011)Percentage Share Breakdown by Types of Plastic -Polypropylene, Polyurethanes, ABS, Composites, HDPE,Polycarbonates and PMMA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 5: Worldwide Automotive Plastics Consumption (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Geographic Region - Asia

Pacific, Europe, North America and Rest of World (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Global Financial Fragility Dents PMMA Demand and Prices II-9

MMA Prices Remain Volatile in Europe and Asia Despite Lax Demand II-9

Developing Countries Experience Brisk Growth II-10

Manufacturers Relocate Production to Low-Cost Regions II-10

Asian Demand and New Applications Bolster PMMA Demand II-10

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-12Introduction II-12Composition II-12Physical/Chemical Properties II-12Properties of Methyl Methacrylate II-13End-Use Markets for MMA Derivatives II-13MMA Resins II-14Properties II-14MMA for Protein Purification II-14Polymer Concrete II-14Poly Methyl Methacrylate II-14Polymerization of MMA II-15Applications II-15Production Process II-16Select Production Processes of MMA II-17Acetone - A Key Raw Material II-17Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH) Process II-17Methcrylonitrile (MAN) Process II-17Synthesis from Coal-Derived Syngas II-17Isobutylene or T-Butanol Process II-18Palladium-Catalyzed Process II-18Synthesis Gas and Ethylene II-18Asahi Chemical's Process II-18Mitsubishi's Process II-18Eastman Chemical's Three-Phase Syngas Process II-18Lucite International's Alpha Process II-19Health Hazards II-19General Hazards II-19Incidence of Cancer II-20Neurotoxicity II-20Hazardous to Animals II-20Harmful to Aquatic Organisms II-20Harmful to Terrestrial Organisms II-20Abiotic Effects II-20

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