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Published Date: 2012-10-17Number of Pages: 89

Butanediol (1,4 BDO & 2,3 BDO), 1,3 Butadiene And Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Market: Applications (THF, PU, PBT, SBR, ABS, NBR Etc.), Bio-Based Alternatives, Downstream Potential, Market Size And Forecast, 2010 - 2018


The global demand for 1, 4 butanediol was estimated at 1,805.0 kilo tons in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% from 2013 to 2018. The global market for 2, 3-butanediol was estimated at over 61.8 kilo tons in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2013 to 2018. 

The market for 1, 4 BDO is primarily driven by the growth of global sportswear and footwear market. However, the volatile nature of raw material prices and the regulatory issues regarding the impact of using synthetic 1, 4 butanediol on environment are acting as some of the major factors inhibiting the growth of global 1, 4 butanediol market. In order to minimize these concerns, the world is shifting towards development and commercialization of bio-based 1, 4 butanediol, owing to its environmental friendly nature.

The market for 1, 4 BDO is primarily driven by the growth of global sportswear and footwear market. However, the volatile nature of raw material prices and the regulatory issues regarding the impact of using synthetic 1, 4 butanediol on environment are acting as some of the major factors inhibiting the growth of global 1, 4 butanediol market. In order to minimize these concerns, the world is shifting towards development and commercialization of bio-based 1, 4 butanediol, owing to its environmental friendly nature. 

Bio-based 2, 3 butanediol is capable of replacing the market of its synthetic counterpart. One potential market for bio-based 2, 3 butanediol is for the production of 1, 3 butadiene. Synthetic 2, 3-butanediol is not a very large or attractive market due to its unique structure and costly chemical synthesis. Also, there is a huge difficulty in separating the intermediate into downstream derivatives such as butadiene, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and butenes. 2, 3-butanediol has not been produced on a large scale due to its high price (USD 15,788/ton) which also leads to inadequate development of its application. Therefore, although the fermentation process of 2, 3-butanediol has reached the level of the alcohol industry, it has not been industrialized.
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This report covers the global market for butanediol (1,4 butanediol and 2,3 butanediol) along with its demand in regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The report provides in-depth analysis for each application segment along with market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018 in terms of volumes and revenues. This report provides value chain analysis which offers information by studying the various components of the 1,4 butanediol market. The value chain analysis in this report is for both synthetic and bio-based butanediol along with the price trend of raw materials used for the production of 1,4 butanediol. Value chain analysis offers the degree of integration exhibited by various leading companies operating in the market. Using this analytical tool, major raw material manufacturers and suppliers are identified. Crucial supply agreements signed among companies are also mentioned in detail in the report. Value chain analysis provides information on the distribution channel employed by major players present in the market.

Worldwide, butanediol market is witnessing a shift towards the use of bio-based 2,3 butanediol, which will not only provide a clean solution for producing 2,3 butanediol but will also provide cost competitiveness to the players involved. This report includes in depth analysis of the potential and emerging market for bio-based 2,3 butanediol. The reports identifies the potential market segments for bio-based 2,3 butanediol as 1,3 butadiene and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and further provides the market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018 in terms of volumes and revenues for the application segments and geographic segments. The report also provides market attractiveness analysis to understand the potential of various applications in the near future.

In order to provide competitive landscape of the market, report includes company market shares for 1,4 butanediol, 1,3 butadiene and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) along with their company profiles. Some of the companies profiled in this report include BASF, BioAmber, Dow Chemical, Dairen Chemicals, Exxon Mobil Chemicals, Genomatica, International Specialty Products, Invista, LyondellBasell, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Metabolix, Shanxi Sanwei, Shell Chemicals and S.K. Energy. The company profiles in the research report include company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments for each of the companies mentioned above, which will help assessing the competition prevailing in the market. Thus, these profiles can help companies formulate strategies in order to achieve competitive advantage and capture larger market share in the near future.

The report uses analytical tools such as Porter’s Five Forces model to provide a detailed view of competition in the overall butanediol market. This model helps provide in-depth analysis of the impact of suppliers, buyers, substitutes, new entrants and degree of competition in the global butanediol market. We have used a combination of both primary and secondary research for deriving our market numbers for each segment of the research report. We have first derived our market numbers by the means of secondary research for each segment covered in the report and further validated our analysis with C-level executives of major companies operating in the butanediol, butadiene and MEK market.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of the 1,4 butanediol, 2,3 butanediol and its downstream applications in a global scenario . The research provides in-depth analysis of butanediol, 1,3 butadiene and MEK manufacturers, sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major segments of the global synthetic 1,4 butanediol, 2,3 butanediol market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. It also describes the major potential and emerging applications for both bio-based 1,4 butanediol and 2,3 butanediol. 
  • 1,4 Butanediol Market & Application Analysis
    • Tetrahydrofuran
    • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
    • Gammabutyrolactone (GBL)
    • Polyurethanes
    • Other
  • 1,4 Butanediol Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World
  • 1,3 Butadiene Market – Application Analysis
    • Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)
    • Butadiene rubber
    • Styrene-butadiene latex
    • Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (ABS)
    • Hexamethylenediamine (HMDA)
    • Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR)
    • Other
  • 1,3 Butadiene Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Market – Application Analysis
    • Paints and coatings
    • Printing inks
    • Other
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World


 
 
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