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Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market 2017-2021

Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market 2017-2021

About Dimethyl Carbonate

Dimethyl carbonate or DMC (CH3OC(O)OCH3) is a non-toxic organic compound, which has versatile properties and exhibits high reactivity to chemicals and metals. It is generally colorless, flammable, and distinguished as a carbonate ester.

DMC is used as a methylating agent and as an intermediate to produce polycarbonate. For instance, bisphenol-A polycarbonate (PC) is manufactured through a transesterification between bisphenol-A (BPA) and DMC.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global dimethyl carbonate market to grow at a CAGR of 6.41% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global dimethyl carbonate market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Merck
  • UBE INDUSTRIES
  • HaiKe Chemical Group
  • TONGLING JINTAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL
Other prominent vendors
  • Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Dongying City Longxing
  • Chaoyang Chemicals
  • PANAX ETEC
  • Kishida Chemical
  • Kowa India
  • GuangDong JinGuang High-Tech Co.
  • Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology
Market driver
  • High demand for DMC for polycarbonate production
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Phosgene: Highly toxic raw material used for synthesis of DMC
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • The flourishing automotive and electronics industries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Dimethyl Carbonate Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global dimethyl carbonate market: Akzo Nobel, Merck, UBE INDUSTRIES, HaiKe Chemical Group, and TONGLING JINTAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dongying City Longxing, Chaoyang Chemicals, PANAX ETEC, Kishida Chemical, Kowa India, GuangDong JinGuang High-Tech Co., and Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is The flourishing automotive and electronics industries. Polycarbonate (produced using DMC) is extensively used in the automotive and electrical and electronics industries owing to its unique properties such as creep modulus, dimensional stability, heat resistance, dimensional stability electrical insulation, and superior light transmission. The main reason for the growth of DMC market is mainly because of the increasing disposable income of end-users and upgrading lifestyles.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is High demand for DMC for polycarbonate production. DMC is widely used for producing polycarbonate. The properties of polycarbonate are the superior light transmission, creep modulus, dimensional stability, heat resistance, and electrical insulation. Thus, it is extensively used in automotive parts and electrical and electronics equipment. The demand for polycarbonate is mainly driven by the growth and expansion of the automotive and electrical and electronics industries.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Phosgene: Highly toxic raw material used for synthesis of DMC. DMC is usually synthesized by the reaction of phosgene with methanol in the presence of sodium hydroxide. Phosgene used in the process is highly toxic to the environment as it causes pollution when comes in contact with air or water. In addition, phosgene causes cancer, respiratory diseases and heart strokes in humans. The disposal of phosgene is also very difficult. Manufacturers and consumers are not opting for phosgene-based DMC. The eco-friendly routes for the synthesis of DMC have disadvantages of low yield. For instance, when urea and methanol are used to produce DMC, it results in about 50% yield of the final product. Thus, it poses a significant challenge to the market.

Companies Mentioned

Akzo Nobel, Merck, UBE INDUSTRIES, HaiKe Chemical Group, and TONGLING JINTAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL, Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dongying City Longxing, Chaoyang Chemicals, PANAX ETEC, Kishida Chemical, Kowa India, GuangDong JinGuang High-Tech Co., and Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Global DMC market
      • Table Global DMC market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global DMC market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global DMC market by application
      • Table Global DMC market by application 2016
      • Table Global DMC market by application 2021
    • Global DMC market by polycarbonate
      • Table Global DMC market in polycarbonate 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market in polycarbonate 2016-2021
    • Global DMC market by solvent
      • Table Global DMC market by solvent 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market by solvent 2016-2021
    • Global DMC market by pharmaceutical
      • Table Global DMC market by pharmaceutical 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market by pharmaceutical 2016-2021
    • Global DMC market by pesticides
      • Table Global DMC market in pesticides 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market in pesticides 2016-2021
    • Global DMC market by others
      • Table Global DMC market by others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market by others 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • DMC market by geographical segmentation
      • Table DMC market by geographical segmentation 2016
      • Table DMC market by geographical segmentation 2021
    • DMC market in APAC
      • Table DMC market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market in APAC 2016-2021
    • DMC market in Europe
      • Table DMC market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market in Europe 2016-2021
    • DMC market in Americas
      • Table DMC market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market in Americas 2016-2021
    • DMC market in MEA
      • Table DMC market in MEA 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global DMC market in MEA 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • The flourishing automotive and electronics industries
    • Increasing product capability to substitute ethanol as a fuel additive
    • Potential application in the energy sector
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Akzo Nobel
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Merck
      • Table Merck: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Merck: Business segmentation by industry 2016
      • Table Merck: DMC specifications
    • UBE INDUSTRIES
      • Table UBE INDUSTRIES: Product portfolio of the company 2016
      • Table UBE INDUSTRIES: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table UBE INDUSTRIES: business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • HaiKe Chemical Group
      • Table HaiKe Chemical Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table HaiKe Chemical Group: product segmentation by volume in 2016
    • TONGLING JINTAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL
      • Table TONGLING JINTAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL: product segmentation
      • Table TONGLING JINTAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL: production capacity of products intons
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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