Monochloroacetic acid, the general industrial name for chloroacetic acid, is a colorless and crystalline structured mass, highly soluble in water. The chemical is reacted with ethanol, methanol, disulphide, chloroform, ether and a number of hydrocarbons and chlorinated-hydrocarbons, to make different solutions that find use in many applications. These are used in solid-crystallized, solid-flaked, powdered, and liquid forms.
Rise in Demand from Asia-Pacific Region
China alone holds more than half of the consumption of monochloroacetic acid. The largest demand is in the form of carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), which is majorly produced by China. Moreover, China is the major producer of glyphosate herbicide, which uses glycine. The demand is expected to increase from the Asia-Pacific region, especially from China, India, Bangladesh, and the South-East Asian countries, in the coming years. The growth in population and increasing demand in the agro-based products are the major driving factors for the Asia-Pacific market.
Cellulose Application to Dominate the Market
The major application for monochloroacetic acid is production of Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). It is used in numerous applications including, detergents, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, etc. as thickening agent in aqueous systems. China in Asia-Pacific region is the largest producer of CMC followed by Western Europe. Furthermore, the usage of detergents is also increasing due to the increase in industrial activities, which is expected to boost the market for monochloroacetic acid.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Monochloroacetic Acid Market
Asia-Pacific, led mainly by China, emerged as a major monochloroacetic acid consumer, responsible for more than half of the global consumption. The growing demand from agrochemicals, surfactants, and pharmceuticals industry and rapid industrialization in China are expected to boost consumption rate, which will make the country a leading consumer of monochloroacetic acid.
India, is Asia’s third largest producer of chemicals with a market size of USD 139 billion exports ~34% from chemical industry, which majorly includes polymers & plastics, agrochemicals, dyes, and organic & inorganic chemicals. The country also stands as an important global player in organic, inorganic, and agrochemicals. The increase in industrial chemical and agrochemicals production in India will also contribute to the demand for MCA in the country.
Key Developments in the Market
May 2017: AkzoNobel and chemicals manufacturing company Atul, formally agreed to the joint venture partnership announced last year for the production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India. The companies will establish a new plant at Atul’s facility in Gujarat by first quarter 2019, with each partner holding a 50% stake in the joint venture, to be registered as “ANAVEN”.
Major Players: Akzo Nobel N.V, Clariant Acetyl Building Blocks GmBH, Dow Chemical Company Shijiazhuang Hengyi Chemical and Henan HDF Chemical Company Limited amongst others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Raw Material Analysis
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products & Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
3.4 Patent Analysis
3.5 Feedstock Analysis
3.6 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand From the Agrochemicals and Personal Care Industry
4.1.2 Rise in Demand From Asia-Pacific Region
4.2.1 Harmful Effects of Monochloroacetic Acid
4.2.2 Synthetic Process to Manufacture herbicides
4.3.1 Potential Increase in the use of Cyanoacetic Acid
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Application
5.1.4 4 2,4-Dichloro Phenoxy Acetic Acid
5.1.5 Thioglycol Acid
5.2 By End-use Applications
5.2.1 Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals
5.2.3 Geological Drillings
5.2.4 Dyes and Detergents
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle-East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Company Oveview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 Ajinomoto Amino Acids
8.2 AkzoNobel N.V
8.3 Alfa Aesar
8.4 Clariant Acetyl Building Blocks GmBH
8.5 Daicel Corporation
8.6 Denak Company Limited
8.7 DowDuPont Inc.
8.8 Henan HDF Chemical Company Limited
8.9 Klorox Chemicals Co., Ltd
8.10 Merck Millipore
8.11 Meridian Chem Bond Pvt. Ltd.
8.12 Niacet Corporation
8.13 PCC Group
8.14 Shandong Minji Chemical Co., Ltd.
8.15 The Jiangxi Biochem Co.,Ltd.
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to Feasibility and Availability on Public Domain
- Ajinomoto Amino Acids
- AkzoNobel N.V
- Alfa Aesar
- Clariant Acetyl Building Blocks GmBH
- Daicel Corporation
- Denak Company Limited
- DowDuPont Inc.
- Henan HDF Chemical Company Limited
- Klorox Chemicals Co. LTD
- Merck Millipore
- Meridian Chem Bond Pvt. Ltd.
- Niacet Corporation
- PCC Group
- Shandong Minji Chemical Co. LTD.
- The Jiangxi Biochem Co. LTD.