Isobutyronitrile Market: Introduction
- Isobutyronitrile is an organic compound in the form of colorless liquid with an almond-like odor. It is used as intermediate for insecticides; catalyst in the polymerization of ethylene; and gasoline additive.
- Isobutyronitrile derivatives are employed in fertilizers, paints and coatings, ink ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates, hydraulic fluids, lubricants, and cosmetics
Key Drivers of Isobutyronitrile Market
- The global isobutyronitrile market has been expanding, due to the increase in demand for isobutyronitrile in the production of pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings, and fertilizers
- Isobutyronitrile exhibits various properties such as better control of polymerization, good flowability, slower aging of polymers, foam homogeneity, and stability of pigments. This is expected to enhance its usage in various applications.
- Isobutyronitrile is employed in the production of fertilizers and pesticides. Demand for isobutyronitrile in the agriculture industry is also expected to increase, as new development in insecticides are being reported
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Chemical Intermediate Application Segment to Offer Lucrative Opportunities
- In terms of revenue, the chemical intermediate application segment is anticipated to account for significant share of the global market, owing to the high demand for isobutyronitrile in various active ingredients and chemical production processes
- Isobutyronitrile is widely used in the production of isobutanol, which is employed in a wide range of applications from gasoline additives to plasticizers in plastics and rubber industries
Toxicity and Harmful Nature to Hamper Market
- Isobutyronitrile can cause irritation when it comes into contact with eyes. It causes weakness, headache, nausea, and vomiting if swallowed or inhaled. It is toxic for skin and may cause damage to organs.
- Implementation of various regulations on manufacture and usage of isobutyronitrile, owing to its harmful effects, is expected to act as major factor restraining the market in the near future
Asia Pacific Expected to Hold Major Share of Global Isobutyronitrile Market
- In terms of region, the global isobutyronitrile market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
- Asia Pacific is estimated to constitute major share of the market, owing to the presence of large companies producing fertilizers, pharmaceutical products, and chemicals in the region China is projected to account for prominent share of the market in the region, due to the growth of the pharmaceuticals industry in the country
- Increase in consumer spending on pharmaceuticals is likely to boost the pharmaceuticals industry in Asia Pacific. This, in turn, is expected to augment the isobutyronitrile market in Asia Pacific.
- Usage of isobutyronitrile is restricted in various developed countries such as Germany, France, the U.K., and the U.S., owing to the implementation of various regulations on hazardous chemicals in these countries. This is anticipated to adversely affect the isobutyronitrile market in North America and Europe during the forecast period.
- The isobutyronitrile market in Middle East & Africa is estimated to expand at a significant rate during the forecast period. The market in the region is in the developing stage. Key players are investing significantly to expand their footprint in Middle East & Africa.
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Key Players in Market
The global isobutyronitrile market is fragmented, with the leading manufacturers accounting for approximately 20% to 25% share. Prominent players operating in the isobutyronitrile market include:
- BASF SE
- Dow Chemical Company
- Mitsubishi Chemical
- Tokyo Chemical Industry UK Ltd.
- TCI America Formosa Plastics
- Shandong Jianlan Chemical
- Beijing Eastern Petrochemical
- Yancheng Chunzhu Aroma
Global Isobutyronitrile Market: Research Scope
Global Isobutyronitrile Market, by Application
- Chemical Intermediates
- Paints & Coatings
Global Isobutyronitrile Market, by Region
- North America
- Russia & CIS
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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