DUBLIN, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gswgtl/nbutanol_market) has announced the addition of the "N-Butanol Market By Applications (Butyl Acrylate, Butyl Acetate, Glycol Ethers, and Others) & Geography-Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering.
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. N-butanol 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. N-butanol 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 for n-butanol 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 n-butanol 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 of n-butanol 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.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Premium Insights
4 Market Overview
5 N-Butanol Market, By Applications
6 N-Butanol Market, By Geography
7 Competitive Landscape
8 Company Profiles
- Alfa Aesar Gmbh & Co Kg
- Basf Petronas Chemicals Sdn. Bhd.
- Basf Se
- Cathay Industrial Biotech Limited
- China National Petroleum Corporation
- Cobalt Technologies Inc.
- Dmitrievsky Chemical Plant
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Formosa Plastics Corporation
- Green Biologics Limited
- Ineos Oxide Ltd
- Kyowa Hakko Neochem Co. Ltd
- Laihe Rockley Bio-Chemicals Co. Ltd
- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- Oxea Gmbh
- Perstorp Holding Ab
- Sasol Limited
- Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company
- The Andhra Petrochemicals Limited
- The Dow Chemical Company
- Zaklady Azotowe W Tarnowie-Moscicach S.A. Group
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