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N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

N-hexane is an alkane with the chemical formula C6H14 which is produced from crude oil. It belongs to straight-chain saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons and is highly volatile in nature. At room temperature, it appears as a clear colourless liquid with a characteristic odour. Owing to its distinct properties, it is used as an organic solvent in extraction of cooking oils, such as soybean, cottonseed, rapeseed, etc. It also finds applications in the production of rubber, pharmaceutical, perfume, footwear, leather, textiles, furniture and painting. In recent years, n-hexane has also been used as a diluting agent, can be used for the production of adhesives, or as an organic cleanser. IMARC Group’s recently released report, titled “N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, finds that the global n-hexane market reached a volume of 2.64 Million Tons in 2017, exhibiting a CAGR of around 3% during 2010-2017.

The global n-hexane market is currently being driven by a number of favourable factors. One of the primary factors is the rapidly growing demand for refined oils on account of population growth, particularly in the developing regions. The other end-use industries of n-hexane, such as healthcare, industrial solvents and adhesives, have also witnessed a surge as a result of global economic growth, thereby further propelling the demand for n-hexane. However, growing awareness and concerns regarding the environmental pollution caused by n-hexane has affected the market growth. According to the report, the market is further projected to reach a volume of 3 Million Tons by 2023.

The report has analysed the various end-use industries of n-hexane covering edible oil extraction, healthcare, industrial solvents, adhesive formulation, etc. Among these, the edible oil extraction segment represents the largest consumer of n-hexane, accounting for majority of the market share. On a regional basis, the report covers Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Currently, Asia Pacific represents the largest region, accounting for nearly half of the total global share. The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the global n-hexane market with some of the key global players being Junyuan Petroleum, Sinopec, Rompetrol, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Chevron Philips Chemicals LLC.

The report provides a comprehensive insight into the global n-hexane industry including its market break-up by region, market breakup by end-uses, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an in-sight into the manufacturing process of n-hexane covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, raw materials requirements, etc.

The essential aspects of the global n-hexane market evaluated in the report include:

Market trends
Major regions
Key application areas
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Value chain analysis
Market trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks


1 Preface
2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends
5 Global N-Hexane Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Price Trends
5.4 Market Breakup by Region
5.5 Market Breakup by Application
5.6 Market Forecast
5.7 SWOT Analysis
5.7.1 Overview
5.7.2 Strengths
5.7.3 Weaknesses
5.7.4 Opportunities
5.7.5 Threats
5.8 Value Chain Analysis
5.9 Product Pricing and Margin Analysis
5.10 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.10.1 Overview
5.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.10.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.10.4 Degree of Rivalry
5.10.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.10.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.11 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6 Performance of Key Regions
6.1 Asia Pacific
6.2 Europe
6.3 North America
6.4 Middle East and Africa
6.5 Latin America
7 Market by Application
7.1 Edible Oil Extraction
7.2 Healthcare
7.3 Industrial Solvent
7.4 Adhesive Formulation
7.5 Others
8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Market Structure
8.2 Key Players
8.3 Key Player Profiles
8.3.1 Rompetrol
8.3.2 Royal Dutch Shell
8.3.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation
8.3.4 Sinopec China
8.3.5 Junyuan Petroleum Group
9 N-Hexane Manufacturing Process
9.1 Product Overview
9.2 Detailed Process Flow
9.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
9.4 Raw Material Requirements
10 N-Hexane: Feedstock Analysis
10.1 Naphtha
10.1.1 Market Performance
10.1.2 Price Trends
10.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.1.4 Market Breakup by Application
10.1.5 Market Forecast
10.1.6 Key Suppliers
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: N-Hexane Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: N-Hexane Market: Volume Trend (in Million Tons) 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: N-Hexane Market: Value Trends (in Million US$ ), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: N-Hexane Market: Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010-2017
Figure 5: Global: N-Hexane Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: N-Hexane Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: N-Hexane Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 8: Global: N-Hexane Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 9: Global Hexane Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 10: Hexane Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 11: Hexane Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 12: Global: Hexane Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13: Global: N-Hexane Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 14: Asia Pacific: N-Hexane Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15: Europe: N-Hexane Market (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16: North America: N-Hexane Market (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: Middle East and Africa: N-Hexane Market (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: Latin America: N-Hexane Market (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Global: N-Hexane Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 20: Global: N-Hexane Market: Edible Oil Extraction (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Global: N-Hexane Market: Healthcare (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Global: N-Hexane Market: Industrial Solvent (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: Global: N-Hexane Market: Adhesive Formulation (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: Global: N-Hexane Market: Others (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Rompetrol: SWOT Analysis
Figure 26: Royal Dutch Shell: SWOT Analysis
Figure 27: Exxon Mobil: SWOT Analysis
Figure 28: N-Hexane Manufacturing Process: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 29: Global: Naphtha Market: Volume Trend (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 30: Global: Naphtha Market: Value Trend (in Billion US$), 2010-2017
Figure 31: Global: Naphtha Market: Price Trend (in US$/Ton), 2010-2017
Figure 32: Global: Naphtha Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 33: Global: Naphtha Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 34: Global: Naphtha Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 35: Global: Naphtha Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2018-2023
List of Tables
Table 1: N-hexane: General Properties
Table 2: Global N-Hexane Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: Global: N-Hexane Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2018-2023
Table 4: Asia Pacific: N-Hexane Market: Rank Wise Application, 2017
Table 5: Europe: N-Hexane Market: Rank Wise Application, 2017
Table 6: North America: N-Hexane Market: Rank Wise Application, 2017
Table 7: Global: N-Hexane Market Forecast: Breakup by Application, 2018-2023
Table 8: Global: N-Hexane Market: Competitive Structure
Table 9: Asia Pacific: N-Hexane Key Suppliers
Table 10: North America: N-Hexane Key Suppliers
Table 11: Europe: N-Hexane Key Suppliers
Table 12: Rompetrol: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 13: Royal Dutch Shell: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 14: Exxon Mobil: Key Financials (in US$ Million)
Table 15: Sinopec China: Key Financials (in RMB Million)
Table 16: N-Hexane Manufacturing Process: Raw Material Requirements
Table 17: Typical Composition of Naphtha
Table 18: Global: Naphtha Market: Key Suppliers

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