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Market Study: Solvents (UC-9405)

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Solvents are an immensely important auxiliary in industrial production processes. They are used in, e.g., paints and varnishes, printing inks and adhesives. Also, they are utilized in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and cleaners. In 2013, about US$25 billion were generated with the sale of solvents worldwide. In the already third edition of Ceresana's study on the global market for solvents, analysts of Ceresana expect value of the global solvents market to increase by 4% p.a. until 2021.

Trend to Water-Borne Paints Curbs Growth
The most comprehensive report worldwide analyzes how the use of solvents will develop in individual markets. Among the most important consumers are manufacturers of paints and varnishes, followed at a considerable distance by producers of printing inks. Demand on the part of the pharma industry ranked third, followed by utilization in cosmetics and adhesives. Other important applications are chemical manufacturing processes, cooling circuits, dry-cleaning and deicers. In the segment paints and varnishes, however, a trend towards water-borne products and other more environmentally friendly alternatives becomes apparent. Accordingly, an increasing global output of paints and varnishes is not directly reflected in demand for solvents, as especially Europe and North America are seeing the share of solvent-borne products fall continuously.

Demand Varies Depending on Sector and Region
Asia-Pacific already accounts for the largest share of total global demand for solvents in the sector paints and varnishes. Asian countries are also the most important sales market for solvents in the sectors printing inks and adhesives. In the production of cosmetics, on the other hand, North America and Western Europe process the largest amount of solvents; in the sector pharmaceuticals North America is the prime sales market.

Recovery in North America
In 2013, Asia-Pacific was the worldwide largest sales market for solvents, accounting for 41% of total demand, followed by North America and Western Europe. Among the largest growth markets are China, India, and Brazil. But an upturn can also be seen on the North American market after sales volume in this region fell slightly in recent years. The Western European market is likely to stagnate, partly because of weak growth of local solvent-processing industries.

Alcohols Most Widely Used Solvents
With a market volume of 6.5 million tonnes in 2013 alcohols are the most widely used solvents. Main products are ethanol, n-butanol, isopropanol and methanol. But aromatics, ketones, esters and ethers account for significant market shares as well. With an expected increase of 3.4% per year, the group of ethers will be the fastest growing market. Ethanol, toluene and acetone are among the most popular solvents.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 concisely summarizes the most important facts about solvents and gives information regarding their production and use.

Chapter 2 is a presentation and analysis of the global solvent market, including forecasts up to 2021: Demand and revenues are given for each world region.

Chapter 3 provides detailed data on solvent demand and revenues in 14 countries. In addition, this chapter provides in-depth information on the demand for solvents in the sectors paints and varnishes, printing inks, adhesives, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals as well as in other application areas.

Chapter 4 provides a substantiated analysis of individual applications of solvents: Data on demand development, split by the seven world regions Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa are given.

Chapter 5 provides detailed analyses of demand for individual groups of solvents such as alcohols, ketones, esters, ethers, aromatics, pure hydrocarbons, and other solvents. The following solvent types have been analyzed separately: ethanol, n-butanol, isopropanol and methanol, acetone and methyl ethyl ketone as well as toluene.

Chapter 6 provides profiles of the largest solvent manufacturers, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, and product base. Extensive profiles of 105 manufacturers are given, including BP PLC, Chevron Corp., China National Petroleum Corporation, Eni S.p.A., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, PLC Saudi Arabian Oil Co., SINOPEC Corp., The Dow Chemical Company and Total SA. (Note: The profiles are assigned to the country in which the company or holding is headquartered. Company profiles also include JVs and subsidiaries.)

Table of Contents

1 Basics
1.1 Oxygenated Solvents
1.1.1 Alcohols
1.1.2 Esters
1.1.3 Glycol Ethers
1.1.4 Ketones
1.2 Hydrocarbon Solvents
1.2.1 Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
1.2.2 Aromatic Hydrocarbons
1.3 Other Solvents
1.3.1 Organic Solvents
1.3.2 Chlorinated Solvents
1.3.3 Ionic Liquids
1.3.4 Other Solvents

2 Market Data
2.1 World
2.2.1 Demand
2.2.2 Revenues
2.2 Western Europe
2.3 Eastern Europe
2.4 North America
2.5 South America
2.6 Asia-Pacific
2.7 Middle East
2.8 Africa

3 Country Profiles
3.1 Western Europe
3.1.1 France
3.1.2 Germany
3.1.3 Italy
3.1.4 Spain
3.1.5 United Kingdom
3.1.6 Rest of Western Europe
3.2 Eastern Europe
3.3.1 Czechia
3.3.2 Poland
3.3.3 Russia
3.3.4 Rest of Eastern Europe
3.3 North America
3.3.1 Canada and Mexico
3.3.2 USA
3.4 South America
3.4.1 Brazil
3.4.2 Rest of South America
3.5 Asia-Pacific
3.5.1 China
3.5.2 India
3.5.3 Japan
3.5.4 South Korea
3.5.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

4 Applications
4.1 World
4.1.1 Paints and varnishes
4.1.2 Printing inks
4.1.3 Adhesives
4.1.4 Cosmetics
4.1.5 Pharmaceuticals
4.1.6 Other applications
4.2 Western Europe
4.3 Eastern Europe
4.4 North America
4.5 South America
4.6 Asia-Pacific
4.7 Middle East
4.8 Africa

5 Products
5.1 Alcohols
5.1.1 Ethanol
5.1.2 n-Butanol
5.1.3 Isopropanol
5.1.4 Methanol
5.1.5 Other Alcohols
5.2 Ketones
5.2.1 Acetone
5.2.2 Methyl Ethyl Ketone
5.2.3 Other Ketones
5.3 Esters
5.4 Ethers
5.5 Aromatics
5.5.1 Toluene
5.5.2 Other Aromatics
5.6 Non-aromatics
5.7 Other Solvents

6 Company Profiles
6.1 Western Europe
6.1.1 Belgium (1 Producer)
6.1.2 Finland (1)
6.1.3 France (5)
6.1.4 Germany (4)
6.1.5 Italy (1)
6.1.6 Norway (1)
6.1.7 Portugal (1)
6.1.8 Spain (1)
6.1.9 Switzerland (2)
6.1.10 The Netherlands (4)
6.1.11 United Kingdom (1)
6.2 Eastern Europe
6.2.1 Greece (1)
6.2.2 Hungary (1)
6.2.3 Poland (1)
6.2.4 Romania (1)
6.2.5 Russia (5)
6.3 North America
6.3.1 Canada (3)
6.3.2 Mexico (1)
6.3.3 USA (18)
6.4 South America
6.6.1 Brazil (2)
6.6.2 Colombia (1)
6.6.3 Venezuela (1)
6.5 Asia-Pacific
6.5.1 Australia (1)
6.5.2 China (5)
6.5.3 Hong Kong (1)
6.5.4 India (6)
6.5.5 Indonesia (1)
6.5.6 Japan (17)
6.5.7 Malaysia (1)
6.5.8 South Korea (6)
6.5.9 Taiwan (2)
6.5.10 Thailand (2)
6.5.11 The Philippines (1)
6.6 Middle East
6.6.1 Kazakhstan (1)
6.6.2 Qatar (1)
6.6.3 Saudia Arabia (2)
6.7 Africa
6.7.1 South Africa (1)

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