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N-Butanol Market by Application (Butyl Acrylate, Butyl Acetate, Glycol Ethers, Direct Solvent, Plasticizers) and by Region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, RoW) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

N-Butanol Market by Application (Butyl Acrylate, Butyl Acetate, Glycol Ethers, Direct Solvent, Plasticizers) and by Region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, RoW) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

N-butanol (C4H9OH) or n-butyl alcohol or normal butanol is a clear colorless flammable liquid. It is readily biodegradable with low level of toxicity. N-butanol is used as a feedstock for manufacturing various chemicals including butyl acrylate, butyl acetate, glycol ethers, and plasticizers. It is also used as direct solvent for paints, coatings, varnishes, resins, dyes, camphor, vegetable oils, fats, waxes, shellac, rubbers, and alkaloids. Though butyl acrylate is the major application of n-butanol, direct solvent is an emerging application and is expected to grow at a high rate in the forecast period of 2015 to 2020.

The Asia-Pacific region is the biggest market of n-butanol, accounting for 51.3% of the global n-butanol consumption by volume in 2014. Growing automotive and marine coatings industries and high demand for industrial and architectural products are driving the demand for n-butanol in the Asia-Pacific region. Increasing application of n-butanol as a feedstock for butyl acrylate and butyl acetate manufacturing is further driving the market. The exorbitant growth and innovation along with the industry consolidations are expected to ascertain a bright future for the n-butanol industry in the region.

Currently, the penetration of n-butanol is largest in the butyl acrylate application and it is increasing in direct solvent applications. The key drivers are growing butyl acrylate manufacturing industry, strong demand in China, and rising investments in Saudi Arabia’s oil & gas downstream sector. Capacity expansions, merger & acquisitions, and technological developments & innovations are identified as key strategies to expand the n-butanol market.

This study estimates its global demand and market size in terms of value for n-butanol in 2014 and projects the expected demand and market value of the same by 2020. As a part of the quantitative analysis, the study segments the global market by application at country level with current market estimation and forecast till 2020. The countries covered in the report are the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Russia, France, Belgium, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Brazil. The segmentation by application includes butyl acrylate, glycol ethers, butyl acetate, direct solvent, and plasticizers.

It also includes company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by various market players including BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), BASF-YPC Ltd. (China), OXO Corporation (U.S.), Sasol Ltd. (South Africa), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Oxichimie SAS (France), KH Neochem Co. Ltd (Japan), and CNPC (China).

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From an insight perspective, this research report has focused on various analyses including industry trend analysis, trade analysis, lifecycle analysis, raw material analysis, regulatory landscape, market share analysis of the key players, value-chain analysis, and analysis of company profiles. These analyses discuss basic views on the competitive landscape, emerging- and high-growth segments of the market, high-growth regions and countries, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and the key challenges in the n-butanol market.

The report will help the established as well as new entrants/smaller firms to gauge the pulse of the market, which in turn will help the firms, to decide their market growth strategies. Firms that purchase the report could use any one or a combination of four strategies that include mergers & acquisitions, product development/innovation, expansions, and agreements & collaborations to increase their market share.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:

Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on n-butanol offered by major players in the n-butanol market

Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the n-butanol market

Market Development: Comprehensive information of lucrative emerging markets. The report analyzes the market for various n-butanol production technologies across regions

Market Diversification: Exhaustive information of new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the n-butanol market

Competitive Analysis: In-depth analysis of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of leading players in the n-butanol market


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY & PRICING
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • ASSUMPTIONS
    • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • Table BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • N-BUTANOL MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC
    • CHINA DOMINATES THE N-BUTANOL MEMBRANES MARKET
    • N-BUTANOL MARKET: DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS
    • LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET DYNAMICS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL N-BUTANOL MARKET DRIVERS (2015-2020)
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table IMPACT OF N-BUTANOL MARKET RESTRAINTS (2014-2019)
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL N-BUTANOL MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2014-2019)
      • CHALLENGE
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL N-BUTANOL MARKET OPPORTUNITIES (2014-2019)
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
      • RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
      • MANUFACTURERS
      • DISTRIBUTORS AND MARKETING & SALES
      • END-USERS/APPLICATIONS
    • KEY PRODUCTION CAPACITIES OF N-BUTANOL
      • NORTH AMERICA
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: N-BUTANOL MAJOR PRODUCTION CAPACITIES AS OF 2014 (KT)
      • EUROPE
        • Table EUROPE: N-BUTANOL MAJOR PRODUCTION CAPACITIES AS OF 2014 (KT)
      • ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: N-BUTANOL MAJOR PRODUCTION CAPACITIES AS OF 2014 (KT)
      • ROW
        • Table ROW: N-BUTANOL KEY PRODUCTION CAPACITIES AS OF 2014 (KT)
    • RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS
      • PROPYLENE
      • SYNGAS
    • TRADE DATA (IMPORT/EXPORT) OF N-BUTANOL FOR THE YEAR 2014
      • NORTH AMERICA
        • Table U.S. KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table U.S. KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table CANADA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014, (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table MEXICO KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table MEXICO KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
      • EUROPE
        • Table GERMANY KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table GERMANY KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table FRANCE KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table BELGIUM KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table BELGIUM KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table RUSSIA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table RUSSIA KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
      • ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table CHINA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table CHINA KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table JAPAN KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table JAPAN KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2013 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2013 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table INDIA MAJOR IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table INDIA KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table THAILAND KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table THAILAND KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table INDONESIA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
      • ROW
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2013 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2013 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table BRAZIL KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table BRAZIL KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA KEY IMPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA KEY EXPORT ALLIES IN 2014 (TONS, USD THOUSAND)
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
    • BIO-BASED N-BUTANOL
      • Table BIO-BASED N-BUTANOL PRODUCTION CAPACITIES
      • Table KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN BIO-BASED N-BUTANOL MARKET
    • REGULATIONS
  • N-BUTANOL MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • BUTYL ACRYLATE
      • Table KEY PRODUCTION CAPACITIES OF BUTYL ACRYLATE AS OF 2014 (KT)
      • Table BUTYL ACRYLATE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BUTYL ACRYLATE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • GLYCOL ETHERS
      • Table GLYCOL ETHERS: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table GLYCOL ETHERS: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • BUTYL ACETATE
      • Table KEY PRODUCTION CAPACITIES OF BUTYL ACETATE AS OF 2014 (KT)
      • Table BUTYL ACETATE N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BUTYL ACETATE N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • DIRECT SOLVENT
      • Table DIRECT SOLVENT N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table DIRECT SOLVENT N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • PLASTICIZERS
      • Table PLASTICIZERS N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PLASTICIZERS N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHERS N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • N-BUTANOL MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table THE U.S. WAS THE KEY MARKET FOR THE TOP THREE APPLICATIONS OF N-BUTANOL IN NORTH AMERICA (2014)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table EUROPE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • RUSSIA
        • Table RUSSIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table RUSSIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • BELGIUM
        • Table BELGIUM: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BELGIUM: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: MAJOR UPCOMING N-BUTANOL CAPACITIES
        • Table CHINA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • TAIWAN
        • Table TAIWAN: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table TAIWAN: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • INDONESIA
        • Table INDONESIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INDONESIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • THAILAND
        • Table THAILAND: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table THAILAND: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
    • REST OF THE WORLD (ROW)
      • Table ROW: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • Table ROW: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • SOUTH AFRICA
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • SAUDI ARABIA
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: N-BUTANOL MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KT)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
    • MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2014
    • EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS: MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2012 AND 2015
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSIONS, 2012-2015
      • AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS
        • Table AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS, 2012-2015
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH, 2012-2015
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2012-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENT
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • OXEA CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • SASOL LIMITED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • PETROCHINA COMPANY LIMITED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • PERSTORP HOLDING AB
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • MNM VEIW
    • BASF PETRONAS CHEMICALS SDN BHD - (BPC)
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • MNM VIEW
    • COBALT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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