N-Methyldiethanolamine Market : Snapshot

N-Methyldiethanolamine, also known as methyldiethanolamine, or MDEA, is an organic chemical that is majorly used for amine gas treatment or gas sweetening. It is a pale yellow liquid, sometimes also available in a colorless form. The product is available in the liquid form at room temperature with ammonical odor and is miscible with water, alcohol, and benzene. Methyldiethanolamine is produced by ethoxylation of methylamine using ethylene oxide or by hydroxymethylation of diethanolamine, followed by hydrogenolysis. N-Methyldiethanolamine is not a majorly consumed product of the amine group; however, the demand for N-Methyldiethanolamine is high in specific applications. N-Methyldiethanolamine is primarily consumed for syngas and natural gas production and gas treating applications in the oil & gas industry. N-Methyldiethanolamine is a majorly used amine for gas treating applications due to its low vapor pressure, which allows for high amine compositions without appreciable losses through the absorber and regenerator.

N-Methyldiethanolamine is employed as an intermediate in the synthesis of numerous products. Its unique chemistry has led to its application in multiple areas including coatings, textile lubricants, polishes, detergents, pesticides, and personal care products. The product is observed to have low toxicity. It does not cause any major side-effect in humans; however, prolonged exposure has been observed to cause serious irritation to the eyes and skin. In industrial settings, N-Methyldiethanolamine is manufactured and handled primarily in closed processes, which limit its exposure. N-Methyldiethanolamine has been listed on the following regulatory agencies; AICS, IECSC, ECHA, EPA, and NFPA. Currently, not many side-effects or toxic effects of N-Methyldiethanolamine have been listed; however, it is likely to be restricted or banned in the future, if any negative health issues are detected.

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Based on concentration, the N-Methyldiethanolamine market has been segmented into MDEA 95%, MDEA 97%, MDEA 99%, and others (concentration of MDEA below 95%). MDEA 99% is the purest form of MDEA available in the market. Increasing applications of N-Methyldiethanolamine is boosting its demand significantly, across the globe. Demand for N-Methyldiethanolamine is observed to decrease across the industries as the concentration of N-Methyldiethanolamine decreases. Pure MDEA is more effective and efficient. The oil industry witnesses a demand for the purest form of MDEA for the gas treating process. Only the purest MDEA can remove H2S and CO2 during such gas treating process. N-Methyldiethanolamine is commonly utilized in refineries, petrochemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and other industries. MDEA 99% is also employed in the food & beverage industry for the removal of CO2. Demand for MDEA 99% is rising at a higher CAGR, as compared to other concentrations of MDEA.

Based on end-use industry, the market can be segregated into oil & gas, paints & coatings, textile, medical, and others. The oil industry segment accounted for a prominent share of the global N-Methyldiethanolamine market in 2016, followed by the textile segment. N-Methyldiethanolamine is a commonly utilized as a solvent for treating gases in order to remove H2S and CO2. The process is commonly known as the gas sweetening process, as the odor of the processed product is improved by the absence of hydrogen sulfide. The amine gas treating process is commonly employed in refineries, petrochemical plants, the food & beverage industry, and natural gas processing plants. Expansion of the gas treating segment across the globe is projected to increase the demand of MDEA across the globe. In the textile industry, N-Methyldiethanolamine is used as a textile softener. MDEA is commonly utilized as an active substance in fabric softeners and is a good alternative to the TEA esterquats. Industries such as textile, paints, and medical have witnessed expansion due to the rapid growth in the economies of major countries across the globe. Rise in population and improved standard of living has led to the rise in demand for textile, paints, and medical products. In the paints industry, MDEA can be utilized in the cationic modification of acrylic polymer dispersions. The others segment accounted for a minor share of the global N-Methyldiethanolamine market, which consists of industries such as personal care, water treatment, and agrochemicals.

Asia Pacific is a prominent region of the global N-Methyldiethanolamine market. It held a major share of the global market in 2016. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to the rise in demand for N-Methyldiethanolamine in various applications in the region. China and India are major importers of MDEA across the globe. Expansion of industries such as paints & coatings, textiles, and oil & gas in Asia Pacific is a major reason for the high demand of MDEA. In Europe, the market is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period owing to the presence of developed countries such as Italy, the U.K., and Spain, and a mature market. The U.S. is a leading consumer of N-Methyldiethanolamine across the globe. The N-Methyldiethanolamine market in the country is experiencing a huge demand due to expansion of the oil & gas industry. Middle East & Africa and Latin America held a minor share of the global N-Methyldiethanolamine market in 2016. The market in these regions is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period.

Key competitors operating in the global N-Methyldiethanolamine market include Eastman Chemical Company, The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, and Amines & Plasticizers Ltd.

N-Methyldiethanolamine Market: Overview

N-Methyldiethanolamine, also known as methyl diethanolamine, or MDEA, is an organic compound with the formula CH3N(C2H4OH)2. The product is a colorless liquid with an ammonia odor. It is miscible with water, alcohol, and benzene. N-Methyldiethanolamine is used for amine gas treating, also known as gas sweetening or acid gas removal, the removal of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from gases in the petrochemical industry. The Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company, BASF SE, and Amines & Plasticizers Ltd. are major manufacturers of N-Methyldiethanolamine. The top four manufacturers account for almost 35% share of the total market. These companies have integrated operations and are also manufacturers of methylamine, ethylene oxide, and diethanolamine, which are key raw materials that are utilized for the manufacturing of MDEA. These companies are majorly into captive consumption of the products manufactured by them.

Asia Pacific is a key producer of N-Methyldiethanolamine across the globe. Asia Pacific is also a prominent importer and consumer of N-Methyldiethanolamine. Expansion of economies of countries in the region; rise in demand for textiles, paints and coatings, and oil and gas; and expansion of medical and pharmaceutical industries have boosted the demand for N-Methyldiethanolamine in Asia Pacific. Demand for oil & gas extraction is well supported by policy initiatives in Asia Pacific. Rise in demand for oil & gas in China, India, and Southeast Asia; and increase in demand for LNG in Japan and South Korea are expected to boost subsea activities over the next five years. Amines and Plasticizers Ltd., INEOS, BASF, and Huntsman Corporation are major producers of N-Methyldiethanolamine in the region. Europe is also a key exporter of N-Methyldiethanolamine across the globe. The region is not a major consumer of the product. It exports N-Methyldiethanolamine to countries in Asia Pacific and North America. Prominent manufacturers of N-Methyldiethanolamine in Europe include Sintez Oka, Huntsman Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, and Ashland. Not many manufacturers of N-Methyldiethanolamine operate in Latin America. Latin America primarily imports N-Methyldiethanolamine from other countries.

The report analyses and forecasts the market for n-methyldiethanolamine at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on revenue (US$ Mn) & volume (Kilo Tons) from 2017 to 2025. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global n-methyldiethanolamine market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for n-methyldiethanolamine during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the n-methyldiethanolamine market at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global n-methyldiethanolamine market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the n-methyldiethanolamine market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global n-methyldiethanolamine market by segmenting it in terms product, end user and region. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecasted demand for n-methyldiethanolamine in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual end user segments in all the regions

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global n-methyldiethanolamine market. Key players profiled in the global n-methyldiethanolamine market includes Eastman Chemical Company, The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Huntsman Corporation, Amines & Plasticizers Ltd., and INEOS. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, business strategies, recent developments, and SWOT analysis

The report provides the estimated market size of n-methyldiethanolamine for 2016 and forecast for the next nine years. The size of the global n-methyldiethanolamine market has been provided in terms of revenue and volume. Market numbers have been estimated based on product, end-user, and region segments. Market size and forecast for each major product and end-user have been provided in terms of global and regional markets.

N-Methyldiethanolamine Market – By Product

  • MDEA 95%
  • MDEA 97%
  • MDEA 99%
  • Others

N-Methyldiethanolamine Market – By End-user

  • Oil & Gas
  • Textile
  • Medical
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Others

N-Methyldiethanolamine Market – By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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