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1,4 Butanediol Market by Technology (Reppe process, Davy process, Butadiene process, Propylene oxide process and others), and by Application (THF, PBT, GBL, PU, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019

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Publishing Date: April 2015
Report Code: CH 3322

 

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1,4 Butanediol, commonly known as BDO, is an organic compound predominantly used as a solvent in industrial cleaners and glue removers such as tetrahydrofuran (THF). BDO is a saturated carbon-4 straight-chain dibasic alcohol. It is a colorless and almost odorless viscous liquid at room temperature. It is an important intermediate chemical for tetrahydrofuran and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), polyurethane (PU), and other solvents. These chemicals are widely used in fibers, engineering plastics, medicines, cosmetics, artificial leather, pesticides, plasticizers, hardener, solvent and rust remover, etc. Tetrahydrofuran is the largest application market for BDO which has occupied largest chunk of BDO market.

1,4-butanediol was first commercially produced in 1930 by using acetylene and formaldehyde. This process was developed by Dr. Reppe, hence known after his name as Reppe process. Another important technologies employed into the manufacturing of BDO are davy process, propylene oxide process, butadiene process, allyl acetate, and bio-based process.

This study estimates the global market of 1,4-butanediol by the end of 2019. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global 1,4-butanediol market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major geographic regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each of the region. Competitive scenario and market share of the top players in the market has been discussed in detail. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of 1,4-butanediol. The primary sources – selected experts from related industries and selected suppliers have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of 1,4-butanediol.

We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the global 1,4-butanediol market include BASF SE (Germany), Dairen Chemicals (Taiwan), LyondellBasell Chemicals (The Netherlands), Shanxi Sanwei Group (China), International Specialty Products (U.S.), Invista (U.S.), and Mitsubishi Chemicals (Japan), and so on.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for 1,4-butanediol on the basis of applications, technology and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of technology: The major technologies for 1,4-butanediol such as reppe process, davy process, butadiene process, propylene oxide process and others have been discussed in detail in the report.

On the basis of applications: The major applications for 1,4-butanediol such as THF, PBT, GBL, PU, and others have been discussed in detail in the report. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues forecasted for each application.

On the basis of geography: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW and key countries in every region.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
                    1.3.1.1 Regional Scope
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Top-Down Approach
           2.2.2 Bottom-Up Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
           2.4.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 23)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 26)
    4.1 Upcoming Opportunities in BDO Market
    4.2 Top Four Applications of BDO
    4.3 BDO Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 China Dominates the BDO Market
    4.5 BDO Market: Developed vs. Developing Nations
    4.6 BDO Market, By Application (2014–2019)
    4.7 Product Growth Matrix
    4.8 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Growing Demand From THF Industry
                    5.2.1.2 Increasing Demand for PBT
                    5.2.1.3 Emerging Markets Will Drive the Demand for PU
                    5.2.1.4 Growth in Emerging Markets
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Higher Manufacturing Cost
                    5.2.2.2 Volatility of Raw Material Prices
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Production of Bio-Based BDO
                    5.2.3.2 Development of BDO Using Coal-To-Chemical Technology
           5.2.4 Challenge
                    5.2.4.1 Impulsive Market Conditions
           5.2.5 Burning Issue
                    5.2.5.1 High Market Concentration

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 40)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Price & Cost Analysis
    6.4 Raw Material Analysis
           6.4.1 Acetylene
           6.4.2 Propylene Oxide
           6.4.3 Maleic Anhydride
           6.4.4 N-Butane
           6.4.5 Butadiene
           6.4.6 Succinic Acid
    6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.5.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.5 Intensity of Rivalry
    6.6 Market Share Analysis

7 1,4 Butanediol Market, By Technology (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Reppe Process
    7.3 Davy Process
    7.4 Butadiene Process
    7.5 Propylene Oxide Process
    7.6 Others

8 1,4 Butanediol Market, By Application (Page No. - 52)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 THF
           8.2.1 PTMEG
           8.2.2 Solvents
           8.2.3 Others
    8.3 Poly Butylenes Terephthalate (PBT)
           8.3.1 Automotive Industry
           8.3.2 Electrical & Electronics
           8.3.3 Consumer Appliances
           8.3.4 Others
    8.4 Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL)
           8.4.1 N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone
           8.4.2 2-Pyrrolidone/N-Vinyl-2-Pyrrolidone/ Polyvinylpyrrolidone
           8.4.3 Others (Solvent for Agricultural Chemicals & Lithography)
    8.5 PU
    8.6 Others

9 BDO Market, By Region (Page No. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Others
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 U.K.
           9.3.4 Netherlands
           9.3.5 Others
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 Taiwan
           9.4.4 Malaysia
           9.4.5 South Korea
           9.4.6 Others
    9.5 RoW

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 94)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Agreements & Collaborations: the Most Popular Growth Strategy
     10.3 Bioamber Inc., BASF SE, Genomatica Inc., & SIPCHEM: Most Active Participants
     10.4 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.4.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
             10.4.2 Expansions
             10.4.3 New Product Launches, Awards & Developments

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 105)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd.
     11.3 BASF SE
     11.4 Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
     11.5 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
     11.6 Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
     11.7 Ashland Inc.
     11.8 Bioamber Inc.
     11.9 Chemtura Corporation
     11.1 Chongqing Jian Feng Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
     11.11 Dairen Chemical Corporation
     11.12 Genomatica Inc.
     11.13 Invista S.A.R.L
     11.14 Saudi International Petrochemical Company (SIPCHEM)
     11.15 Shanxi Sanwei Group Co. Ltd

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 136)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Related Reports


List of Tables (70 Tables)

Table 1 BDO Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 2 BDO Bulk Prices, 2012-2019 ($/Ton)
Table 3 BDO Market Size, By Technology, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 4 Reppet Echnology Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 5 Davy Process Technology Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 6 Butadiene Process Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 7 Propylene Oxide Process Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 8 Other Technologies Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 9 BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 10 BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 11 BDO Market Size in THF (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 12 BDO Market Size in PTMEG (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 13 BDO Market Size in Solvents (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 14 BDO Market Size for Others (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 15 BDO Market Size in PBT (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 16 BDO Market Size in Automotive (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 17 BDO Market Size in Electrical & Electronics (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 18 BDO Market Size in Consumer Appliances (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 19 BDO Market Size in Others (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 20 BDO Market Size in GBL (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 21 BDO Market Size in N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 22 BDO Market Size in 2-Pyrrolidone/N-Vinyl-2-Pyrrolidone/Polyvinylpyrrolidone (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 23 BDO Market Size in Others (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 24 BDO Market Size in PU (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 25 BDO Market Size in Other Applications (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 26 BDO Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 27 BDO Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 28 North America: BDO Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 29 North America: BDO Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 30 North America: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 31 North America: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 32 U .S.: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 33 U.S.: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 34 Others: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 35 Others: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 36 Europe: BDO Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 37 Europe: BDO Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Europe: BDO Market Size, By Application ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 39 Europe: BDO Market Size, By Application (Kilotons), 2012–2019
Table 40 Germany: BDO Market Size, By Application ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 41 Germany: BDO Market Size, By Application (Kilotons), 2012–2019
Table 42 France: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 43 France: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 44 U.K.: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 45 U.K.: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 46 Netherlands: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 47 Netherlands: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 48 Others: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 49 Others: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: BDO Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: BDO Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 54 China: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 55 China: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 56 Japan: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 57 Japan: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 58 Taiwan: BDO Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Taiwan: BDO Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 60 Malaysia: BDO Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 61 Malaysia: BDO Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 62 South Korea: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 63 South Korea: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Others: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 65 Others: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 66 RoW: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 67 RoW: BDO Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (Kilotons)
Table 68 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, & Joint Ventures, 2011–2014
Table 69 Expansions, 2011–2015
Table 70 New Product Launches, Awards & Developments, 2011–2015
 
 
List of Figures (62 Figures) 
 
Figure 1 Research Design
Figure 2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Tier, Designation & Region
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 6 THF to Remain the Largest Segment of BDO Market, 2013 vs. 2019
Figure 7 Davy Process: the Fastest-Growing Technology for Producing BDO, 2014-2019
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific: the Largest Market for BDO, in Terms of Value, 2013
Figure 9 Attractive Opportunities in BDO Market
Figure 10 PU to Grow at the Highest Rate Among the Top 4 Applications of BDO
Figure 11 China Accounted for the Largest Share of BDO Market, 2013
Figure 12 Market Size (Value) for Mature vs. Emerging Markets
Figure 13 More Than 78% of the Total Market Growth is Expected From Key Applications From 2014 & 2019
Figure 14 PU Application Segment Provides New Revenue Pockets for Market Players
Figure 15 Asia-Pacific Market is Expected to Grow Highly in the Coming Years
Figure 16 Market Dynamics
Figure 17 BDO: Value Chain
Figure 18 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the BDO Market
Figure 19 Top 7 Market Players Collectively Accounted for More Than 68% of the Market Share in 2013
Figure 20 Reppe Process is the Most-Widely Used Technology for Producing BDO
Figure 21 PU is the Fastest-Growing Application of BDO, 2014-2019
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for THF Application Segment, 2014
Figure 23 U.S. is the Largest Market for THF Segment Followed By China, 2013
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific: the Largest & Second Fastest-Growing Market for PBT, 2014-2019
Figure 25 U.S. is the Market Leader for PBT Application, Followed By China & Taiwan, 2013
Figure 26 RoW: the Fastest-Growing Market Followed By Asia-Pacific, 2014-2019
Figure 27 U.S. is the Largest Market for GBL Segment, 2014
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific: the Largest Market for PU Application Segment, 2014
Figure 29 China is the Market Leader for PU Application, Followed By Taiwan & Japan
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific: the Largest Market, 2014
Figure 31 Regional Snapshot (2013): China & India Are Emerging as New Strategic Locations
Figure 32 China & South Korea: Attractive Destinations for BDO
Figure 33 Germany is the Largest Market for the Top 3 BDOs in Europe (2013)
Figure 34 Asia-Pacific BDO Market Snapshot – China, South Korea & Taiwan Are the Most Lucrative Markets
Figure 35 China to Remain the Largest BDO Market
Figure 36 Second Fastest-Growing Market Globally, 2014-2019
Figure 37 Companies Adopted Agreements & Collaborations and Expansion as the Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Four Years
Figure 38 BASF is the Largest Market Player in Terms of R&D Expenditure, 2011–2013
Figure 39 Key Growth Strategies in the BDO Market, 2011–2014
Figure 40 Market Evolution Framework Significant Agreements & Collaborations EW Product Launches & Development Activities Have Fuelled Growth in 2013 and 2014
Figure 41 Bio amber, BASF and Genomatica: the Most Active Market Players
Figure 42 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 5 Market Players
Figure 43 Competitive Benchmarking of the Market Players (2010–2013): BASF SE is the Champion, Owing to Its Market Share and R&D Expenditures
Figure 44 SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd.: Business Overview
Figure 45 SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 BASF SE: Business Overview
Figure 47 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Mitsui & Co. Ltd.: Business Overview
Figure 49 Mitsui & Co. Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 51 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Nan Ya Plastics Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 53 Nan Ya Plastics Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Ashland Inc.: Business Overview
Figure 55 Bioamber Inc.: Business Overview
Figure 56 Chemtura Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 57 Chongqing Jian Feng Chemical Industry Co. Ltd: Business Overview
Figure 58 Dairen Chemical Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 59 Genomatica Inc.: Business Overview
Figure 60 Invista: Business Overview
Figure 61 Saudi International Petrochemical Company (SIPCHEM): Business Overview
Figure 62 Shanxi Sanwei Group Co. Ltd

The market size for 1,4 butanediol is projected to reach $8.96 billion by 2019, registering a CAGR of 8.23% between 2014 and 2019. The report on “1,4-butanediol” considers its five commonly used applications: THF, PBT, GBL, PU, and others. The global 1,4 butanediol market is witnessing high growth because of increasing end-use industry, technological advancements, and growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. 1,4-butanediol is mainly used in manufacturing of tetrahydrofuran (THF), polybutylene terphthalate (PBT), gamma butyrolactone (GBL), polyurethanes (PU) and others. These products form basis of many derivatives and are widely used by number of end-user industries. The industry is into existence from several years and has developed/established manufacturing processes and markets.

THF is the largest application of 1,4 butanediol across the world. Growing end-user industries in emerging nations such as China, Taiwan, and India is one of the drivers for 1,4 butanediol market. The drivers of the industry are identified as high growth in developing regions, high demand in end-user industries, and high existing production capacities of 1,4-butanediol. Most of the production capacity of 1,4-butanediol exists in Asian region and high growth in their demand is mainly observed in developing countries. The high production capacities in the region also give flexibility to the manufacturers to scale up the production depending upon demand trends. The restraining factors are identified as raw material price volatility and high manufacturing cost of the 1,4-butanediol industry. The issues in the market are mainly pertaining to that of a maturing industry .i.e. steady growth in mature markets such as U.S. and Europe, and environmental concerns as well. The industry players are following strategies such as consolidation and capacity expansion to address to the demands generated by end-user industries and developing countries. Global BDO market is highly concentrated. This can be mainly attributed to the barriers existed in the sourcing of production technology and raw materials.

Currently, Reppe process for manufacturing BDO is widely used technology, which accounted for a share of 42.60% of total installed capacity in 2013. Davy process that uses maleic anhydride as major raw material is second widely used technology in manufacturing BDO. Davy process accounted for 29.20% of global installed capacity for BDO in 2013. Some manufacturers also employed allyl acetate process for manufacturing BDO.

This report follows both top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimate and forecast the global 1,4 butanediol market size. Competitive scenarios of the top players in the 1,4 butanediol market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled the leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. The key participants in this market are BASF SE (Germany), Dairen Chemicals (Taiwan), LyondellBasell Chemicals (The Netherlands), Shanxi Sanwei Group (China), International Specialty Products (U.S.), Invista (U.S.), and Mitsubishi Chemicals (Japan), and so on.

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