Resins were synthesized by condensation of formaldehyde with various combinations of meta-cresol
, para-cresol and, in some instances, other alkyl substituted phenols such that the mole ratio of formaldehyde to total phenolic components was about 0.
However, 40% meta-cresol and ortho-cresol consumption in total still depends on import.
China exports a small volume of para-cresol every year, but has to import large meta-cresol and ortho-cresol to meet domestic demand.
In China, para-cresol is mainly used in antioxidant BHT, 2246, pesticides; meta-cresol is mostly consumed on VE, pesticides, thermosensitive dyes; MCPA, ortho-cresol is mainly used in salicylic aldehyde, O-Methyl salicylic acid.
Meta-cresol Factory ;Bluestar New Chemical Materials Co.
2 Market of downstream industries and their meta-cresol consumption
Table I-3 All meta-cresol manufacturers in China, 2009
Table I-4 Production technologies of meta-cresol in the world
Table II-1 Import situation of meta-cresol in China, 2004-2009
Table II-2 Main importers of meta-cresol in China, 2008
Table II-5 Export situation of meta-cresol in China, 2004-2009
Table III-3 Key end users of meta-cresol in China, 2008