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The lubricant additives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.7%, by value, over the next five years, to reach $16.2 billion by 2019. Asia-Pacific, with its flourishing economy and rapidly expanding industrial and automotive sectors, is the leading consumer of lubricant additives and will experience the highest growth in demand from 2014 to 2019, followed by North America.
The isocyanate market is expected to grow with a healthy pace over the next five years to reach $38,729 million, by 2019. Asia-Pacific dominates the isocyanate market due to high usage of isocyanate-based applications in its various end-user industries. Although the European economy has still not recovered from the Euro crisis, it will continue to be the second best market, followed by North America, and Middle east & Africa.
The formic acid market, along with its end products, has witnessed a linear growth in the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. Formic acid is one of the basic organic chemical raw material widely used in pesticide, leather, dyes, pharmaceuticals and rubber industries. The high quality and environmentally acceptable are some of the major features that creates an upsurge in the demand for formic acid; and the upcoming safety regulations for its use will be the key influencing factors for the global formic acid with the increased emphasis on its different types and their applications.
Acetic acid is an organic compound with molecular formula CH3COOH, and is a precursor for manufacturing various other chemicals that serve various end user industries, such as textiles, inks, rubbers, plastics, and others. Its main application segments include the manufacturing of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), acetic anhydride, and ester solvents (ethyl acetate & butyl acetate).
Choline chloride is an organic compound. It is used in the animal feed additive. It is mainly related with the metabolism and act as methyl donor. It builds and maintains cell structure and function. It is very essential for growing animal and its feed intake helps in preventing perosis, conditions like fatty liver syndrome, etc. Apart from animal feed additive, it is also used in human nutrition and as a clay stabilizer in oil and gas industry.
2-EH is a colorless, combustible liquid that is poorly soluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents. It is produced by three-step process involving the aldol self-condensation of n-butyraldehyde followed by dehydration and hydrogenation. N-butyraldehyde itself is produced by catalytic hydroformylation of propylene with synthesis gas. 2-EH is an important feedstock to manufacture various chemicals that further serve diverse industries that include automotive, paints, building & construction, and various other manufacturing industries. Its main application segments include plasticizers, 2-EH acrylate, 2-EH nitrate, and others.
Paper coating materials can be classified into nine types, namely, GCC, PCC, Kaolin Clay, Talc, Starch, SB latex, Titanium Dioxide, Wax, and others. GCC constitutes the major market share in the global paper coating materials that are widely used as pigments and therefore, are expected to grow aggressively in the next five years. Kaolin clay and talc are widely used as fillers in coating.
Biodegradable packaging begins with the material selection, and it drives the choice and type of packaging equipment and final package performance, which decides the success of packaging. The packaging material choice drives the packaging product's properties, appearance, and consumer attributes.
The industrial DeNOx systems and services market is expected to grow at a steady pace during the next five years. It is driven by increasing stringency of regulations on emissions from utilities and industrial boilers. The report estimates the industrial DeNOx systems and services market size in terms of revenue.
Benzene is an organic compound with molecular formula C6H6, which is among the most consumed petrochemicals used in the industry. It is an important feedstock to manufacture various chemicals that further serve diverse industries including building and construction, textile, electrical and electronics, and automotive. Its main application segments include the manufacturing of ethylbenzene, cyclohexane, cumene, nitrobenzene, and alkylbenzene. It is also utilized for manufacturing maleic anhydride and as a solvent.
The chloromethanes market, along with its end products, has witnessed a stagnant growth in the past few years and it is expected to be the same in the coming years, especially in North American and European regions. Leading manufacturers and their strategies to balance current supply-demand issues, regulations across the different regions, and newer applications development across the vertical industries will be the key influencing factors in the chloromethanes market.
Polyurethane coating is a polymer consisting of a chain of organic units joined by urethane links which is a result of the reaction between an isocyanate component and a resin blend made with only hydroxyl-containing resins. Polyurethane coating chemistry is based on the combination of polyisocyanates mainly TDI and MDI with polyols such as polyesters, polyacrylates, and polyethers. There are various types of PU coatings based on various technologies such as solvent-borne PU coating, water-borne PU coating, high solids PU coating and PU powder coating used in various end industries like automotive & transportation, wood & furniture, industrial, construction, textile, and electrical & electronics.
The Flow Chemistry market is driven by rising demand in sustainable equipments, energy savings devices as well by safe and flexible processes. The Continuous flow devices caters demand to wide range of applications in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals industry. The market is estimated at $709.85 million in 2012 and expected to reach $1,216.1 million by 2018 growing at CAGR of 9.4%. The major devices discussed in the report are Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR), Plug Flow Reactors (PFR), Micro reactor systems (MRT), Microwave systems and others. Out of all devices, MRT systems market is estimated to grow by 22.8% till 2018.
Specialty gases represent rare or ultra-high purity gases, that is, 99.995% purity and above. These gases are produced in small quantities, available in gaseous or liquid form, and serve a variety of industries. The industries that are the major consumers of specialty gas are electronics (semiconductor devices, flat panel display, etc.), manufacturing (lighting, laser, chemicals, etc.), academics (analytical and calibration instruments), healthcare, and also automotive industry. New emerging technologies have also helped in the growth of specialty gas industry
Biocides are substances that kill or inhibit all life forms when introduced in sufficient concentration and/or duration. They are used to control harmful organisms and control bacterial and fungal growth. Different types of biocide such as halogen compounds, metallic compounds, organosulfurs, organic acids, phenolic, etc. are used for various applications in personal care, water treatment, wood preservation, food and beverage, paints and coatings, and others. Growth in water treatment market on account of increasing water consumption due to population growth, changing food habits, and climate change is a major driver for global biocide market.
Butadiene or 1,3-butadiene is a colorless gas that is condensed to liquid just below minus 4.0°C and is highly reactive. Butadiene is soluble in alcohol and ether, but insoluble in water and is polymerized easily in the presence of oxygen.
Propionic acid is a naturally occurring organic acid with chemical formula CH3CH2COOH. The major applications of Propionic acid are animal feed stock preservatives, Herbicides, Pharmaceuticals and others.
Styrenics are thermoplastic materials and widely used in Packaging, Building and construction, Electrical and electronics, Automotive, Household goods etc. Packaging and constructions are primary application in terms of utilization of Styrenics. Growth of Styrenics market is expected to be driven by growing demand of Acrylonitrile butadiene styrenics and Expandable polystyrenic polymers in Asia Pacific region.
The crop protection chemicals market covers various types of products being used in the farms to safeguard the crops, by controlling the population of organisms considered harmful or those that can potentially damage or adversely affect the growth of crops. Crop protection chemicals are mainly divided into herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Pesticides include both synthetic pesticides and bio-based pesticides, are the largest market segment owing to their wide-spread use in bulk quantities. Adjuvants are essentially pharmacological or immunological agents used to modify or enhance the effect of other vaccines and drugs.
Crop protection chemicals are widely used across the globe, and are very useful to safeguard crops against various insects, diseases, and pests. Pesticides are very important as they improve the quality and yield of agricultural produce. Based on applications, crop protection chemicals market can be bifurcated into three types, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Herbicides are used in the agriculture land to control or kill weeds. Insecticides are applied to provide plants with protection against various insects and fungicides safeguards plants from various diseases. Effective pest management significantly reduces pre and post damage of the crops.
The crop protection market consists of crop protection chemicals or agrochemicals, seeds, and genetically modified (GM) crops. Crop protection chemicals are the most dominating segment of this market in terms of market share as well as product innovations. Crop protection chemicals are further classified as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bio-pesticides, and adjuvants. As the latter two segments hold a minor market share, in general practice, pesticides are referred to as crop protection chemicals.
The increasing demand of ECH in China and growth in the end-user segments such as paint and electronic industry are key factors to drive the global ECH market. Epoxy resin is the main application which consumes a large part of ECH. Properties of epoxy resin make it suitable for wide variety of applications such as paints, electrical & electronics, construction, wind turbine, composites, adhesives, and others. Since, epoxies have the largest share in applications; growth of the epoxy resin industry will ultimately contribute to the growth of ECH industry.
Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol are bulk chemicals that are experiencing strong market growth. Much of this growth is due to a strong demand in the downstream applications of ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol. Ethylene oxide is witnessing strong surge in demand in its end-user applications especially in ethylene glycol and ethoxylates whereas ethylene glycol’s end-user applications witnessing significant growth are polyester fibers and PET resin that are growing strongly in most parts of the world.
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Industrial biotechnology or white biotechnology uses cells and enzymes to produce bioenergy, biomaterials and other industrial products. The report will analyze the commercialization of the applications, technologies and products like renewable chemicals.