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Global Methyl Methacrylate Industry

4. END-USE MARKETS - AN OVERVIEW II-21

End-Use Segmentation II-21

Acrylic Resins & Plastics II-21

Surface Coatings II-21

Impact Modifiers II-22

Emulsion Polymers II-22

Mineral-Based Sheets II-22

Higher Methacrylates II-22

Polyester Modifiers II-22

Others II-22

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-23Lucite to Restart Full Production at Beaumont MMA Plant II-23Mitsubishi Rayon and SABIC to Set Up World's Largest MMA Plant II-23Arkema Sets up Arkema Coating Resins II-23ENGlobal Secures EPC Contracts from Lucite International II-23Mitsubishi Chemical Takes Over Mitsubishi Rayon II-24Mitsubishi Rayon to Sell Stake in Lucite China II-24Siam Cement Group Resumes Construction Work II-24

6. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-25

Evonik Takes Over Methacrylate Business of Arkema II-25

Dow Chemical Acquires Rohm and Haas II-25

Mitsubishi Rayon Acquires Lucite International II-25

Mitsubishi Chemical to Acquire Mitsubishi Rayon II-25

Saudi International Petrochemical Enters into Joint Venture

with Hanwha Chemical II-26

Tennant Company Enters into Partnership with ChemMasters II-26

Sabic and Sipchem Sign Deal II-26

Asahi Kasei Chemicals Deploys Enhanced MMA Process at Kawasaki

Plant II-26

Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco to Expand PetroRabigh

Petrochemical Complex II-26

Lucite International Expands Plant Capacity II-27

Evonik Commences Production at Shanghai Plant II-27

Lucite International Inaugurates New MMA Plant II-27

Arkema Closes its France Plant II-27

Daesen MMA Corporation Commences Production II-27

Sumipex TechSheet Commences Operations in Taiwan II-28

Mitsubishi Rayon Closes its Japan Plant II-28

PTT Asahi Chemical to Build Petrochemical Complex II-28

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-29Arkema Group (France) II-29Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp ( Japan) II-29BASF SE ( Germany) II-29Evonik Industries AG ( Germany) II-30Evonik Degussa GmbH ( Germany) II-30Evonik Cyro LLC (US) II-30Formosa Plastics Corp. ( Taiwan) II-31Heilongjiang Longxin Chemical Co., Ltd. ( China) II-31Honam Petrochemical Corp. ( South Korea) II-31Kaohsiung Monomer Company Ltd ( Taiwan) II-31Kuraray Co., Ltd. ( Japan) II-32LG MMA Corp. (Korea) II-32Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc. ( Japan) II-32Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. ( Japan) II-32Lucite International Ltd. (UK) II-33Lucite International Americas (US) II-33Thai MMA Co., Ltd ( Thailand) II-33Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. ( Japan) II-34Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. ( Japan) II-34The Dow Chemical Company (US) II-35

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36

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