The global propanol market size is estimated at USD 3.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 4.2 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.0% between 2018 and 2023. The propanol market is majorly driven by the household & personal care and pharmaceutical applications in APAC, mainly from India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asian countries. Propanol is a colorless type of alcohol available in two isomeric formulations, namely, isopropanol and n-propanol. Isopropanol also known as isopropyl alcohol is a colorless, flammable liquid used as a solvent in various applications such as paints & coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food processing, resin, and pesticide formulation. It is also used as a chemical reagent and chemical intermediate for chemical formulation processes. N-propanol is majorly used as a direct solvent in applications such as coatings and flexographic inks. It is also used as a chemical intermediate for the formulation of derivatives such as n-propylamine, n-propyl ester, and glycol ether. The derivatives formed using n-propanol are further used in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics applications.
The key players in the propanol market are Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Netherlands), Exxon Mobil Corporation (US), BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (US), LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea), Sasol Limited (South Africa), Eastman Chemical Company (US), Tokuyama Corporation (Japan), LCY Chemical Corp. (Taiwan), JXTG Holdings, Inc. (Japan), Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. (India), and OXEA GmbH (Germany). The propanol market report analyzes the key growth strategies adopted by the leading market players, between 2014 and 2019, which include expansion and new product launch.
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Royal Dutch Shell (Netherlands) is one of the leading players in the propanol market, which provides isopropanol. The company operates through three business segments, namely, upstream, integrated gas and new energies, and downstream. It offers isopropanol products through its chemical sub segment that falls under the downstream business segment. This company is a major player operating in the isopropanol market, which caters to industries such as pharmaceutical and household & personal care. The company is forward integrated and hence has the leverage among other market players. The company has its presence in more than 70 countries, globally.
BASF SE (Germany) is among the key players in the propanol market and offers n-propanol products. The company is actively engaged in research & development and expansion activities for its different business segments. It operates through five business segments, namely, functional materials & solutions, chemicals, performance products, agricultural solutions, and oil & gas. The company provides propanol products through the petrochemical division of the chemicals business segment. The company caters to various end-use industries such as pharmaceutical and personal care & hygiene. It has a strong geographical presence with six Verbund production sites and an additional 355 production facilities in more than 90 countries, globally.
Propanol Market by Type (N-Propanol, Isopropanol), Application (Direct Solvent, Chemical Intermediate, Pharmaceutical, Household & Personal Care), and Region (North America, APAC, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America) - Global Forecast to 2023
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