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N-Butanol Market By Applications (Butyl Acrylate, Butyl Acetate, Glycol Ethers, and Others) & Geography-Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Publishing Date: April 2013
Report Code: CH 1543

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N-butanol or normal butanol is a primary alcohol with 4-carbon structure and molecular formula C4H9OH. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature. It is manufactured commercially by oxo synthesis of propylene with syngas, in the presence of catalyst, to give aldehydes. The intermediate aldehydes are further hydrogenated to give n-butanol and iso-butanol as by-products. It is a major feedstock for the industrial manufacturing of various chemicals including butyl acrylate, butyl acetate, glycol ethers, and plasticizers. These chemicals find a wide range of applications in water-based coatings, cosmetics, car care products, lacquers, pharmaceuticals, textiles, etc. It is also used as a direct solvent in paints, dyes, varnishes, coatings, and for other industrial purposes. Over exposure to n-butanol may cause irritation to human body. Hence, various health organizations are involved in continuously monitoring the exposure levels.

The global market has grown significantly during the past few years and is expected to grow at a more rapid pace in the next five years, mainly driven by the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. China consumed around 34.8% of the global demand in 2012. Production facilities of n-butanol are majorly concentrated in Europe and North America, which are the key exporting regions. Middle East is expected to be a big market in the near future mainly due to focused efforts by their governments to attract various chemical and petrochemical companies.

This study basically aims to estimate the global market for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global n-butanol market. It 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 regions of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Major countries with the market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

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

Competitive scenario and market shares of the top players in the n-butanol market are discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These include : BASF SE (Germany), The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.), OXEA GmbH (Germany), Sasol Ltd (South Africa), Formosa Plastics Corp (Taiwan), KH Neochem Co Ltd (Japan), BASF-PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), CNPC (China), INEOS Oxide Ltd (U.S.), Perstorp Holding AB (Sweden), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), and Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (Saudi Arabia).

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for n-butanol on the basis of applications and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of applications: The market is segmented on the basis of industry applications such as butyl acrylates, glycol ethers, butyl acetate, plasticizers, direct solvent application, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

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

Table Of Contents 

1 Introduction (Page No. - 18)
  1.1 Key Take-Aways
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Stakeholders
  1.4 Research Methodology
      1.4.1 Market Size
      1.4.2 Major Secondary Sources Used
      1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
      1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
      1.4.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 23)

3 Premium Insights (Page No. - 25)
  3.1 Market Segments
  3.2 Market Dynamics
  3.3 Market Global Outlook
  3.4 Applications Market
  3.5 Major Players In N-Butanol Market

4 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Value Chain Analysis
  4.3 Market Dynamics
      4.3.1 Drivers
            4.3.1.1 Growing Demand In China
            4.3.1.2 Growth In Butyl Acrylate Industry
      4.3.2 Restraint
            4.3.2.1 Maturity Of The Product
      4.3.3 Opportunities
            4.3.3.1 Demand-Production Gap In China
            4.3.3.2 Rising Investment In Saudi Arabia’s Downstream Sector
  4.4 Burning Issue
      4.4.1 Shrinking Grounds For Small Capacity Plants
  4.5 Winning Imperatives
      4.5.1 Establishment Of Large Capacity Plants & Capacity Expansions
      4.5.2 Forward Integration
  4.6 Regulations
  4.7 Raw Material Analysis
      4.7.1 Propylene
      4.7.2 Syngas
  4.8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      4.8.1 Threat Of New Entrants
      4.8.2 Threat Of Substitutes
      4.8.3 Buyers Power
      4.8.4 Suppliers Power
      4.8.5 Degree Of Competition
  4.9 Market Share Analysis
  4.10 Patents Analysis

5 N-Butanol Market, By Applications (Page No. - 65)
  5.1 Introduction
  5.2 Butyl Acrylate
  5.3 Butyl Acetate
  5.4 Glycol Ether
  5.5 Plasticizers
  5.6 Direct Solvent
  5.7 Others
 
6 N-Butanol Market, By Geography (Page No. - 76)
  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 North America
      6.2.1 Overview
            6.2.1.1 Consumption Share, By Countries
            6.2.1.2 Market Estimates, By Volume And Revenue
            6.2.1.3 Major Plant Capacity Estimates, By Companies
      6.2.2 U.S.
            6.2.2.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.2.2.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.2.2.3 U.S. Butyl Acrylate Industry Is The Second Biggest Consumer Of N-Butanol
            6.2.2.4 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.2.3 Canada
            6.2.3.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.2.3.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.2.3.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.2.4 Mexico
            6.2.4.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.2.4.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.2.4.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
  6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Overview
            6.3.1.1 Consumption Share, By Countries
            6.3.1.2 Market Estimates, By Volume And Revenue
            6.3.1.3 Major Plant Capacity Estimates, By Countries
      6.3.2 Germany
            6.3.2.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.3.2.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.3.2.3 Germany Market - Huge Capacities Of Butyl Acrylate And Butyl Acetate
            6.3.2.4 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.3.3 France
            6.3.3.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.3.3.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.3.3.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.3.4 Belgium
            6.3.4.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.3.4.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.3.4.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
  6.4 Asia-Pacific
      6.4.1 Overview
            6.4.1.1 Consumption Share, By Countries
            6.4.1.2 Market Estimates, By Volume And Revenue
            6.4.1.3 Major Plant Capacity Estimates, By Countries
      6.4.2 China
            6.4.2.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.4.2.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.4.2.3 China, The Biggest N-Butanol Market In The World
            6.4.2.4 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.4.3 Japan
            6.4.3.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.4.3.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.4.3.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.4.4 India
            6.4.4.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.4.4.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.4.4.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
  6.5 ROW
      6.5.1 Overview
            6.5.1.1 Consumption Share, By Countries
            6.5.1.2 Market Estimates, By Volume And Revenue
            6.5.1.3 Major Plant Capacity Estimates, By Countries
      6.5.2 South Africa
            6.5.2.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.5.2.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.5.2.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.5.3 Russia
            6.5.3.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.5.3.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.5.3.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications
      6.5.4 Brazil
            6.5.4.1 Major Trade Markets
            6.5.4.2 Market Volume Estimates, By Applications
            6.5.4.3 Market Revenue Estimates, By Applications

7 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 130)
  7.1 Introduction
  7.2 Expansion: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
  7.3 Maximum Developments In 2012
  7.4 Asia-Pacific: Region With Maximum Developments
  7.5 Cobalt Technologies Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, & BASFf SE: The Most Active Participants
  7.6 Mergers & Acquisitions
  7.7 New Products Launch/Development
  7.8 Agreements & Collaborations
  7.9 Expansions

8 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)*  (Page No. - 151)
  8.1 Alfa Aesar GMBHh & CO KG
  8.2 Basf Petronas Chemicals SDN. BHD.
  8.3 BASF SE
  8.4 Cathay Industrial Biotech Limited
  8.5 China National Petroleum Corporation
  8.6 Cobalt Technologies Inc.
  8.7 Dmitrievsky Chemical Plant
  8.8 Eastman Chemical Company
  8.9 Formosa Plastics Corporation
  8.10 Green Biologics Limited
  8.11 Ineos Oxide Ltd
  8.12 Kyowa Hakko Neochem Co. Ltd
  8.13 Laihe Rockley Bio-Chemicals Co. Ltd
  8.14 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  8.15 OXEA GMBH
  8.16 Perstorp Holding AB
  8.17 Sasol Limited
  8.18 Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company
  8.19 The Andhra Petrochemicals Limited
  8.20 The Dow Chemical Company
  8.21 Zaklady Azotowe W Tarnowie-Moscicach S.A. Group

*Details On Overview, Financials, Product & Services, Strategy, And Developments Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies. 

Appendix (Page No. - 203)
  U.S. Patents
  Europe Patents
  Japan Patents
 
 
List Of Tables  (70 Tables)
 
Table 1 N-Butanol Market Volume, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (KT)
Table 2 N-Butanol Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 3 N-Butanol Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 4 China: Real GDP
Table 5 China: Future Plant Capacities Of N-Butanol Applications
Table 6 Butyl Acrylate: Future Plant Capacities, By Countries
Table 7 China: Consumption History
Table 8 China: Future Plant Capacities (KT)
Table 9 Saudi Arabia: Emerging Plant Capacities Of N-Butanol Applications
Table 10 Propylene: Global Price Average, 2011 – 2018 ($/Ton)
Table 11 Butyl Acrylate: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Market Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 12 Butyl Acetate: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Market Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 13 Glycol Ether: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Market Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 14 Plasticizers: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Market Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 15 Direct Solvent: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Market Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 16 Others: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Market Revenue ($Million) 2011 – 2018
Table 17 North America: N-Butanol Market Volume (KT) & Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 18 North America: Major Plant Capacities (KT)
Table 19 U.S: Major Trade Markets
Table 20 U.S: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 21 U.S: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 22 Canada: Major Trade Markets
Table 23 Canada: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 24 Canada: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 25 Mexico: Major Trade Markets
Table 26 Mexico: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 27 Mexico: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 28 Europe: Market Volume (KT) & Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 29 Europe: Major Plant Capacities (KT)
Table 30 Germany: Major Trade Markets
Table 31 Germany: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 32 Germany: Market Revenue, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 33 France: Major Trade Markets
Table 34 France: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 35 France: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 36 Belgium: Major Trade Markets
Table 37 Belgium: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 38 Belgium: Market Revenue, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 39 Asia-Pacific: Market Volume (KT) & Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018
Table 40 Asia-Pacific: Major Plant Capacities (KT)
Table 41 China: Major Trade Markets
Table 42 China: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 43 China: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 44 Japan: Major Trade Markets
Table 45 Japan: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 46 Japan: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 47 India: Major Trade Markets
Table 48 India: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 49 India: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 50 ROW: Market Volume (KT) & Revenue ($Million), 2011 – 2018 
Table 51 ROW: Major N-Butanol Plant Capacities (KT)
Table 52 South Africa: Major Trade Markets
Table 53 South Africa: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT)
Table 54 South Africa: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 55 Russia: Major Trade Markets
Table 56 Russia: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 57 Russia: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011– 2018 ($Million) 
Table 58 Brazil: Major Trade Markets
Table 59 Brazil: Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (KT) 
Table 60 Brazil: Market Revenue, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Table 61 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009 – 2012
Table 62 New Products Launch/Development, 2009 – 2012
Table 63 Agreements & Collaborations, 2009 – 2012
Table 64 Expansions, 2009 – 2012
Table 65 Basf: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million) 
Table 66 Eastman: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million) 
Table 67 Perstorp: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million) 
Table 68 Sasol: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2010 – 2011 ($Million) 
Table 69 Dow: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million) 
Table 70 Zaklady Azotowe: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2010 – 2011 ($Million)
 
 
List Of Figures  (34 Figures)
 
Figure 1 N-Butanol Market Segments
Figure 2 N-Butanol Market Dynamics
Figure 3 Drivers Vs Restraint
Figure 4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
Figure 5 Regional Market Life Cycle
Figure 6 N-Butanol Market: Global & Regional Overview
Figure 7 N-Butanol Market Share, By Applications, 2012 – 2018
Figure 8 Butyl Acrylate: Consumption, By Countries
Figure 9 Butyl Acetate: Consumption, By Countries
Figure 10 Glycol Ethers: Consumption, By Countries
Figure 11 Direct Solvent: Consumption, By Countries
Figure 12 Plasticizers: Consumption, By Countries
Figure 13 Major Players, Production Capacities (KT)
Figure 14 Major Players Benchmarking
Figure 15 Overview Of Value Chain
Figure 16 Impact Of Major Drivers On Global Market, 2013 – 2018 
Figure 17 Impact Of Major Restraint On Global Market,2013 – 2018 
Figure 18 Impact Of Major Restraints On Global Market, 2013 – 2018 
Figure 19 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis Of N-Butanol Market
Figure 20 N-Butanol Market Share, 2012
Figure 21 Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2009 – 2012
Figure 22 Patent Analysis Trends, By Geography, 2009 – 2012
Figure 23 Patent Analysis, By Companies, 2009 – 2012
Figure 24 Global N-Butanol Market Share, By Applications, 2012
Figure 25 N-Butanol Market Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 26 North America: N-Butanol Market Share, 2012
Figure 27 Europe: Market Share, 2012
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific: N-Butanol Market Share, 2012
Figure 29 Row: Market Share, 2012
Figure 30 Global N-Butanol Market Share, By Growth Strategies, 2009 – 2012 
Figure 31 Developments In Global N-Butanol Market, 2009 – 2012
Figure 32 N-Butanol Growth Strategies Market Share, By Geography, 2009 – 2012
Figure 33 Global N-Butanol Market Activities Timeline, 2009 – 2012
Figure 34 Global N-Butanol Market Share, By Companies, 2009 – 2012 

N-Butanol is a primary alcohol used as raw material in manufacturing butyl acrylates, glycol ethers, and butyl acetate. These further serve various industries such as coating, adhesives, cosmetics, etc. Coating industry is the biggest consumer of n-butanol products. It also employs n-butanol as a direct solvent for many applications and is expected to show moderate growth in the future.

The overall global market in terms of volume is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 4.6% and ROW region is expected to show the highest growth among other regions. Asia-Pacific dominated the global n-butanol market as the largest consumer, accounting for around 50% of the global demand in 2012. The growing demand from countries such as China and India is expected to drive the future market of normal butanol.

This market is witnessing an increase in demand on account of growing butyl acrylate industry, which is a major consumer of n-butanol. Large manufacturing units of butyl acrylate and butyl acetate are predicted to be established in Saudi Arabia between 2014 and 2015. This is expected to shift the demand pattern from regions having small units and low production margins to the Middle East region.

N-BUTANOL MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012

N-BUTANOL MARKET

Source: Secondary Research, MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Market participants are focusing on the Asia-Pacific region to increase their market share and improve profitability. High feedstock prices and reducing margins are creating a difficult situation for small players to sustain in the market. Since there is no product differentiation in case of n-butanol, market participants are shifting their focus on reducing their production cost by optimizing their production processes and implementing forward and backward integration. Capacity expansions and other technological improvements are the most prevalent growth strategies adopted by top market players. The number of patents that have been filed increased in 2012 due to increased focus on technological development across the globe. The report also analyzes market share of leading producers, key developments, and strategies deployed to lead the market.

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