Increasing Application as Solvent
Ethylbenzene finds wide application as solvent and reagent in producing various products, such as paints & coatings, dyes, varnishes, lacquers, adhesives, rust prevention spray, pharmaceuticals, cleaning materials, dyes, inks, perfumes, synthetic rubber, plastics, and pesticides. The increasing construction activities, particularly in Asia-Pacific, the rising automotive production, driven by increasing demand for SUV’s and electric vehicles, and the growth in pharmaceutical industry is driving the ethylbenzene demand for application as a solvent and reagents in producing paints & coatings, varnishes, adhesives, rust prevention sprays, etc., used in these industries.
Styrene Production to Dominate the Demand
Ethylbenzene is majorly used for the production of styrene, which is a precursor to various industrial polymers, such as polystyrene, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, styrene-acrylonitrile resins, styrene-butadiene elastomers and latex, and unsaturated polyester. These styrene-based polymers, resins, and elastomers find wide application in various end-user industries, such as packaging, electronics, construction, agriculture, and petrochemicals. Thus, a strong growth in the aforementioned end-user industries is driving the demand for styrene products, further leading to an increase in the demand for ethylbenzene in order to produce styrene.
Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth
Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period, followed by North America and Europe. Asia-Pacific is also projected to witness the highest growth, owing to the strong economic growth, increasing industrial output, and investment attractiveness of the region. In January 2018, construction of a USD 6.8 billion crude oil refinery and petrochemical complex commenced in Barmer, Rajasthan, India by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL). More petrochemical projects are coming up in Asia-Pacific, which is expected to create a new demand for the ethylbenzene in the coming years. Moreover, a strong growth and the increasing output of automotive, packaging, and electronic industries are projected to drive the demand for ethylbenzene market during the forecast period.
April 2017: A Brazilian company, Videolar-Innova planned to expand styrene monomer production in the Triunfo complex in the Rio Grande do Sul state. The project is expected to increase the styrene capacity at the complex to 160,000 tons/year, which is scheduled to become operational around April 2019. With the expansion, the demand for ethylbenzene is expected to increase to produce styrene.
Major Players: LyondellBasell Industries NV, DowDuPont Inc., Chevron Phillips Chemical, Eni Versalis, and Changzhou Dohow Chemical Co. Ltd, among 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 Technological Snapshot
3.3.1 Production Process
3.4 Trade Analysis
3.5 Price Index
3.6 Supply Scenario
3.6.1 Capacity and Production Analysis
3.7 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Styrene
4.1.2 Increasing Use in Recovery of Natural Gas
4.1.3 Growing Application in Various End-User Industries
4.2.1 Strict Regulations on Use of Ethylbenzene
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3.1 Industrial Expansion in Developing Nations
4.3.2 Growing R&D to Explore New Applications
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Share and Forecast)
5.1 By Application
220.127.116.11 Styrene-Acrylonitrile Resins
18.104.22.168 Styrene-Butadiene Elastomers and Latex
22.214.171.124 Unsaturated Polyester Resins
5.1.4 Natural Gas
5.1.6 Asphalt & Naphtha
5.2 By End-user Industry
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Share and Forecast)
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
6.3.6 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
6.5.4 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, Recent Developments)
9.1 Cos-Mar Company
9.2 LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
9.3 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
9.4 DowDuPont Inc.
9.5 Westlake Chemical Corporation
9.6 Changzhou Dohow Chemical Co. Ltd
9.7 Eni Versalis
9.8 Honeywell UOP
9.9 Carbon Holdings Limited (Cairo)
*List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Cos-Mar Company
- LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
- DowDuPont Inc.
- Westlake Chemical Corporation
- Changzhou Dohow Chemical Co. Ltd
- Eni Versalis
- Honeywell UOP
- Carbon Holdings Limited (Cairo)