N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

  • ID: 4535051
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 101 pages
  • IMARC Group
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  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Junyuan Petroleum Group
  • Rompetrol
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Sinopec China
  • MORE
N-hexane is an alkane with the chemical formula C6H14 which is produced from crude oil. It belongs to straight-chain saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons and is highly volatile in nature. At room temperature, it appears as a clear colourless liquid with a characteristic odour. Owing to its distinct properties, it is used as an organic solvent in extraction of cooking oils, such as soybean, cottonseed, rapeseed, etc. It also finds applications in the production of rubber, pharmaceutical, perfume, footwear, leather, textiles, furniture and painting. In recent years, n-hexane has also been used as a diluting agent, can be used for the production of adhesives, or as an organic cleanser. This recently released report, titled “N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, finds that the global n-hexane market reached a volume of 2.64 Million Tons in 2017, exhibiting a CAGR of around 3% during 2010-2017.

The global n-hexane market is currently being driven by a number of favourable factors. One of the primary factors is the rapidly growing demand for refined oils on account of population growth, particularly in the developing regions. The other end-use industries of n-hexane, such as healthcare, industrial solvents and adhesives, have also witnessed a surge as a result of global economic growth, thereby further propelling the demand for n-hexane. However, growing awareness and concerns regarding the environmental pollution caused by n-hexane has affected the market growth. According to the report, the market is further projected to reach a volume of 3 Million Tons by 2023.

The report has analysed the various end-use industries of n-hexane covering edible oil extraction, healthcare, industrial solvents, adhesive formulation, etc. Among these, the edible oil extraction segment represents the largest consumer of n-hexane, accounting for majority of the market share. On a regional basis, the report covers Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Currently, Asia Pacific represents the largest region, accounting for nearly half of the total global share. The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the global n-hexane market with some of the key global players being Junyuan Petroleum, Sinopec, Rompetrol, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Chevron Philips Chemicals LLC.

The report provides a comprehensive insight into the global n-hexane industry including its market break-up by region, market breakup by end-uses, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an in-sight into the manufacturing process of n-hexane covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, raw materials requirements, etc.

The essential aspects of the global n-hexane market evaluated in the report include:

Market Trends:
Major regions
Key application areas
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Value chain analysis
Market Trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks
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  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Junyuan Petroleum Group
  • Rompetrol
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Sinopec China
  • MORE
1 Preface

2. Scope and Methodology
2.1Objectives of the Study
2.3Data Sources
2.3.1Primary Sources
2.3.2Secondary Sources
2.4Market Estimation
2.4.1Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2Top-Down Approach
2.5Forecasting Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Introduction
4.3Key Industry Trends

5. Global N-Hexane Industry
5.1Market Overview
5.2Market Performance
5.2.1Volume Trends
5.2.2Value Trends
5.3Price Trends
5.4Market Breakup by Region
5.5Market Breakup by Application
5.6Market Forecast
5.7SWOT Analysis
5.8Value Chain Analysis
5.9Product Pricing and Margin Analysis
5.10Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.10.2Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.10.3Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.10.4Degree of Rivalry
5.10.5Threat of New Entrants
5.10.6Threat of Substitutes
5.11Key Market Drivers and Success Factors

6. Performance of Key Regions
6.1Asia Pacific
6.3North America
6.4Middle East and Africa
6.5Latin America

7. Market by Application
7.1 Edible Oil Extraction
7.2 Healthcare
7.3 Industrial Solvent
7.4 Adhesive Formulation
7.5 Others

8. Competitive Landscape
8.1Market Structure
8.2Key Players
8.3Key Player Profiles
8.3.2Royal Dutch Shell
8.3.3Exxon Mobil Corporation
8.3.4Sinopec China
8.3.5Junyuan Petroleum Group

9. N-Hexane Manufacturing Process
9.1Product Overview
9.2Detailed Process Flow
9.3Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
9.4Raw Material Requirements

10. N-Hexane: Feedstock Analysis
10.1.1 Market Performance
10.1.2 Price Trends
10.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.1.4 Market Breakup by Application
10.1.5 Market Forecast
10.1.6 Key Suppliers
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  • Rompetrol
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Sinopec China
  • Junyuan Petroleum Group
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