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Global Phenol Market 2017-2021

About Phenol

Phenol is odorous, toxic, and reactive chemical compound, which is used as a raw material in the production of other chemical products such as phenolic adhesives, polycarbonates, and epoxy resins. It is also known as carbolic acid, phenic acid, mono hydroxybenzene, hydroxybenzene, phenylic acid, phenyl hydroxide, oxybenzone, and monophenol. It is generally used in the manufacturing of caprolactam, bisphenol-A, herbicides, wood preservatives, heavy duty surfactants, lube oil additives, extraction aids, hydraulic fluids, disinfectant materials, pharmaceuticals, tank linings, and coating materials.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global phenol market to grow at a CAGR of 3.08% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global phenol market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of phenol from various derivative types.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Phenol 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
  • INEOS Group Holdings
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • PTT Global Chemical
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Solvay
Other prominent vendors
  • Borealis
  • CEPSA
  • KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS
  • Novacap
  • Qingdao Hisea Chem
  • RÜTGERS Group
  • Solventis
  • Triveni Chemicals
Market driver
  • Applicational growth of phenol
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Changing pricing of phenol in different regions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Restriction on specific phenol-based toys by European Union (EU)
  • 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 Phenol Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global phenol market: INEOS Group Holdings, Mitsui Chemicals, PTT Global Chemical, Royal Dutch Shell, and Solvay.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Borealis, CEPSA, KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS, Novacap, Qingdao Hisea Chem, RÜTGERS Group, Solventis, and Triveni Chemicals.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is restriction on specific phenol-based toys by European Union (EU). The EU had recently amended the Toy Safety Directive (TSD) to include a restriction on the use of phenol in certain toys in 2017. The restriction is expected to become effective in November 2018. In October 2014, the World Trade Organization (WTO) had circulated a proposal to regulate the use of six chemicals in toys for children aged less than 36 months. These six chemicals are BIT, CMI:MI (3:1), CMI, MI, formamide, and phenol.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is applicational growth of phenol. Phenol is used in various applications such as medical, paints and coatings, electricals, cool refineries, resin paint, textile wood, and dying. It is also used in industrial applications such as abrasives, adhesives and sealant chemicals, flame retardants, and fuels and fuel additives. in terms of consumer-based applications, it is used in automotive care products, floor coverings, foam seating and bedding products, and fuels and related products. In extraction industry, phenol is used in the study and extraction of bio-molecules.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is changing pricing of phenol in different regions. Benzene and propylene are the raw materials used for manufacturing phenol. The global price of benzene is fluctuating with the growing demand. This is also affecting the price of phenol. In major consuming regions such as APAC, Europe, and North America, the fluctuating prices of phenol pose a major challenge. For instance, in APAC, the price of phenol was around $950- to $1,100 per metric tons in 2016. In Europe, prices of phenol range from $72-$78 per metric tons in 2016.

Companies Mentioned

INEOS Group Holdings, Mitsui Chemicals, PTT Global Chemical, Royal Dutch Shell, Solvay, Borealis, CEPSA, KUMHO P&B CHEMICALS, Novacap, Qingdao Hisea Chem, RÜTGERS Group, Solventis, and Triveni Chemicals.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Phenol and its derivatives manufacturing process
      • Table Physical properties of phenol
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast by revenue
      • Table Global phenol market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global phenol market 2016-2021
    • Market size and forecast by volume
      • Table Global phenol market by volume 2016 and 2021 (Kilotons)
      • Table Market forecast: Global phenol market by volume 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by derivative type
    • Global phenol market by derivative type
      • Table Global phenol market by derivative type 2016
      • Table Global phenol market by derivative type 2021
    • Global phenol market by BPA
      • Table Global phenol market by bisphenol A 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global phenol market by bisphenol A 2016-2021
    • Global phenol market by phenolic resins
      • Table Global phenol market by phenolic resins 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global phenol market by phenolic resins 2016-2021
    • Global phenol market by nylon-KA oil
      • Table Global phenol market by nylon-KA oil 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global phenol market by nylon-KA oil 2016-2021
    • Global phenol market by others
      • Table Global phenol market by others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global phenol market by others 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global phenol market by geography
      • Table Global phenol market by geography 2016
      • Table Global phenol market by geography 2021
    • Phenol market in APAC
      • Table Phenol market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Phenol market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Phenol market in Europe
      • Table Phenol market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Phenol market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Phenol market in North America
      • Table Phenol market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Phenol market in North America 2016-2021
    • Phenol market in ROW
      • Table Phenol market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Phenol market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Restriction on specific phenol-based toys by European Union (EU)
      • Table Limitations for the use of phenol in toys as per EU
    • Alternative manufacturing process
    • Fluctuation of crude oil prices
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Global phenol market: Major vendors 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • INEOS Group Holdings
      • Table INEOS Group Holdings: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table INEOS Group Holdings: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table INEOS Group Holdings: Applications of the phenol grades
    • Mitsui Chemicals
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business segmentation by sector
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • PTT Global Chemical
      • Table PTT Global Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table PTT Global Chemical: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Some properties of PTT Global Chemical's phenol
    • Royal Dutch Shell
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Solvay: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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