Naphthalene can be sourced from either coal tar or petroleum. While coal tar consists of about 10% naphthalene, petroleum has only 2%. More than 90% of the worlds naphthalene is produced using coal tar. The most common use of naphthalene is to produce other organic compounds, mainly phthalic anhydride and naphthalene sulfonates. Its hygroscopic nature makes naphthalene ideal to be used as a wetting agent. Its other uses are in low-volatile solvents, moth repellents and pesticides.
The market is mainly driven by the growing demand for naphthalene sulfonate-formaldehyde in concrete admixtures. The increasing use of naphthalene in the textile industry has also been driving the market. However, the market does face some drawbacks, mainly the growing environmental concerns regarding naphthalene use in pesticides and the growing use of o-xylene, instead of naphthalene, for phthalic anhydride production. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.
The naphthalene market, by the end-user industry, can be segmented into construction (as NSF), agrochemicals, petrochemicals, textile and others.
During 2016 and 2021, the annual worldwide demand is expected to increase slowly, at an estimated 2%. China leads the way, in both overall demand and demand growth, due to the increasing use of NSFs. China, along with Japan and other Asian countries, accounts for more than 50% of the market; followed by Europe and America. The market share is expected to be the same during the forecast period, with the Asian countries gaining ground in the market and the reverse seen in the American market.
Opportunities and Market Players
The use of naphthalene for various purposes in the construction industry can be a major opportunity for the market.
Some of the major companies dominating this market for naphthalene production and uses are -
Market analysis for the global naphthalene market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global naphthalene market on both global and regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Use as NSF in Concrete Admixtures
4.1.2 Growing Use in Textile Industry
4.2.1 Environmental Concerns Regarding Use in Pesticides
4.2.2 Availability of Alternate Materials
4.2.3 Increasing Use of O-Xylene for Phthalic Anhydride Production
4.3.1 New Uses in the Construction Sector
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Source
5.1.1 Coal tar
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Intermediate for Production of Organic Compounds
220.127.116.11 Phthalic Anhydride
18.104.22.168 Naphthalene Sulfonates
5.2.2 Low-Volatility Solvents
5.2.3 Moth Repellent
5.2.5 Wetting Agent and Surfactant
5.3 By End-User Industry
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.6 ASEAN Countries
6.1.7 Rest of APAC
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East and Africa
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 Rest of MEA
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 CarbonTech Group
8.2 Compro Shijiazhuang Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
8.3 DEZA, a. s
8.4 Epsilon Carbon
8.5 Industrial QuÃmica del NalÃ³n, S.A.
8.6 Iwaki Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
8.7 JFE Chemical Corporation
8.8 Koppers, Inc.
8.9 Merck Millipore
8.10 PCC Rokita SA
8.11 RÃ¼tgers Group
8.12 Wuxi Kingchan Bio-medical and Chemical Inc.