High demand for Paraxylene in the Manufacture of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Most of the Para-xylene production is processed into terephthalic acid (TPA) and dimethyl terephthalate, which are the key intermediates in the manufacturing of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Demand for PET is rising along with polyester, food & beverage industries and also the augmenting use of bio-based PET products will drive the growth prospects for the global market in the forecast period. The significantly growing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is instrumental in fuelling the growth of xylenes in the coming future.
Para Xylene Segment to Dominate the Market
Para Xylene segment holds the largest share of the global xylene market in 2017. Para-xylene is used as starting material to manufacture chemicals, which are used to make polyester fibers and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Packing industry represents the major end-user segment for the para xylene market with the applications like mineral water and carbonated soft drink bottles. These xylenes also used in the manufacture of PTA (purified terephthalic acid), which is a basic petrochemical used in the textile industry for making polyester.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market Growth
Asia-Pacific represents the largest regional market of the global xylene market owing to the presence of dominant xylene producing refineries in the countries, like China. Major global corporations have increased investments and acquisitions in ASEAN countries. The increasing interest of big players in the Asia-Pacific is expected to significantly drive the market. The huge market size with the healthy growth rate is expected to further concrete the position of Asia-Pacific in the global xylene market in the coming years.
Key Developments in the Market
Jun 2017: RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) became second largest global producer of paraxylene by commissioning its last crystallization train of PX complex at Jamnagar f acility
May 2017: ExxonMobil Chemical Company entered into an agreement with Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire one of world’s largest aromatics plants.
Major Players: Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Total SA, Exxon Mobil Corporation, DowDuPont, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, BP p.l.c, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and Braskem, 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 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Feedstock Analysis
3.3.1 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis
3.5 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Mixed Xylenes in the Adhesives Market
4.1.2 High demand for Paraxylene in the Manufacture of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
4.1.3 Latest Innovations Funded and Developed by Manufacturers Like ExxonMobil in Revolutionizing Energy Intense Chemical Process
4.2.1 Increase in Consumer Awareness Regarding the Use of Plastic-free Products
4.2.2 Harmful and Hazardous Effects of Xylene
4.3.1 Innovation in the Use of Bio-based Paraxylene in Bioplastic PET Bottles (Bio-PET) and Other Bioplastic
4.3.2 Cheaper Feedstock through Shale Oil Discoveries
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Forecast, & CAGR)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Ortho Xylene
5.1.2 Meta Xylene
5.1.3 Para Xylene
5.1.4 Mixed Xylene
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Terephthalic Acid
5.2.2 Phthalic Anhydride
5.2.3 Isophthalic Acid
5.2.4 Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT)
5.2.5 2-4, 2-6-Xylidine
5.3 By End-user Industry
5.3.1 Plastic & Polymer
5.3.2 Paints & Coatings
5.3.4 Ink & Dye
6. Regional Analysis (Market Size, Forecast, & CAGR)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN Countries
6.1.6 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
6.3.7 NORDIC Countries
6.3.8 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. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
9.1 A.G. International Chemical Company Inc. (AGIC)
9.2 BASF SE
9.4 BP p.l.c
9.5 Chevron Corporation
9.6 China National Petroleum Corporation
9.7 ConocoPhillips Company
9.8 Doe & Ingalls
9.9 DynaChem, Inc
9.10 Eastman Chemical Company
9.11 Exxon Mobil Corporation
9.12 Formosa chemicals & fibre corporation
9.13 Fujian Refining & Petrochemical
9.14 JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
9.15 Koch Industries, Inc.
9.16 LOTTE Chemical Corporation
9.17 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
9.18 National Petrochemical Company
9.19 Perstorp Orgnr
9.20 Phillips 66 Company
9.21 Puritan Products
9.22 Reliance Industries Limited.
9.23 Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
9.24 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
9.25 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
9.26 S-Oil Corporation
9.29 Toray Industries, Inc.
9.30 Total S.A.
9.31 Honeywell International Inc
9.32 Eni S.p.A.
*list not exhaustive
** Subject to availability on public domain
- A.G. International Chemical Company Inc. (AGIC)
- BASF SE
- BP p.l.c
- Chevron Corporation
- China National Petroleum Corporation
- ConocoPhillips Company
- Doe & Ingalls
- DynaChem Inc
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- Formosa chemicals & fibre corporation
- Fujian Refining & Petrochemical
- JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
- Koch Industries Inc.
- LOTTE Chemical Corporation
- Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
- National Petrochemical Company
- Perstorp Orgnr
- Phillips 66 Company
- Puritan Products
- Reliance Industries Limited.
- Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
- Royal Dutch Shell Plc
- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
- S-Oil Corporation
- Toray Industries Inc.
- Total SAA.
- Honeywell International Inc
- Eni S.p.A.