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Isopropyl Alcohol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

  • ID: 4752371
  • Report
  • February 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 102 pages
  • IMARC Group
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  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • INEOS Enterprises Ltd.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • MORE
The global isopropyl alcohol market reached a value of US$ 3.8 Billion in 2018, registering a CAGR of 5.7% during 2011-2018. The market value is further anticipated to reach US$ 4.8 Billion by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of nearly 4% during 2019-2024. Isopropyl alcohol is an organic chemical compound with the chemical formula C3H7OH. It is a colourless, volatile and flammable liquid compound which has a bitter taste and strong odour. Although miscible with water, few alcohols, ether and chloroform, isopropyl alcohol is insoluble in salt solutions. It majorly finds application as a solvent in essential oils, resins, alkaloids, gums, cellulose and coatings; de-icing agent in lacquers, liquid fuels and extraction processes; and an antiseptic in anti-freeze compositions. Isopropyl alcohol is also used in the production of glycerol, shellacs, quick drying inks, isopropyl acetate and creosote.

Global Isopropyl Alcohol Market Drivers:

Isopropyl alcohol finds diverse applications in several downstream industries like paint and coating, automotive, cosmetic, printing, pharmaceutical, etc. Economic reforms have resulted into a rise in the disposable incomes and changes in lifestyle of the consumers across the globe, thereby catalysing the growth of these industries.

Isopropyl alcohol has been used to remove flux residues after soldering and as a general cleaner to remove oil, grease, and other handling soils. Apart from this, it is also used for purifying and extracting natural products such as animal and vegetable oils, waxes, resins, flavourings, fats, vitamins, etc., which is positively influencing the market growth.

One of the fastest growing markets for isopropyl alcohol is Asia Pacific, wherein China represents the leading region. As isopropyl alcohol is readily available in the region, it can be purchased in bulk quantities at fairly low prices. Additionally, thriving cosmetics and personal care industry, rapid economic growth and elevating income levels have resulted into a heightened demand for isopropyl alcohol-based products.

Isopropyl alcohol is stable if it is properly handled and stored in adequate conditions. In addition to this, it has a shelf-life of two years from the manufacturing date. The chemical makeup and potency of isopropyl alcohol remain stable for two years in its original closed container.

The most popular technique for producing isopropyl alcohol on a commercial level is the indirect hydration of propylene. Demerits of this method such as high energy cost, corrosive condition and pollution problems had led to the development of a more efficient technique, called catalytic hydrogenation of acetone. Such technological advancements in the production have empowered the industry with higher yield rates and production of high-purity grades, thereby generating opportunities for new applications of isopropyl alcohol.

Breakup by Application:

Isopropyl alcohol is majorly used as an intermediate in the manufacturing of industrially important chemical compounds such as acetone, glycerol, isopropyl acetate, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), isopropyl esters and isopropyl amines. Apart from this, it is employed as a process solvent, coating solvent and cleaning agent.

Breakup by Industry:

On the basis of industry, the market has been segregated as chemicals, paints and coatings, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage. Amongst these, chemicals account for around one-third of the total market, representing the largest segment. Isopropyl alcohol is utilised for manufacturing acetone and its derivatives which are further employed in various industries.

Regional Insights:

According to the isopropyl alcohol market report, Asia represents the leading market. This can be attributed to the thriving personal care and cosmetics industry in the region which has facilitated the growth of isopropyl alcohol as it is used in the production of skin cleaners, skin lotions, deodorants, nail paints, hair tonics, shampoos, etc. Asia is followed by North America, Europe and South America.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is concentrated with the top 5 players accounting for more than half of the entire market. Some of the biggest players operative in the market are:

The Dow Chemical Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Shell Chemicals Europe B.V.
INEOS Enterprises Ltd.
Super Chemical Corporation

This report provides a deep insight into the global isopropyl alcohol industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the isopropyl alcohol industry in any manner.

The essential aspects of the global isopropyl alcohol market evaluated in the report include:

Market trends
Major regions
Key application areas
Major end-use industries
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
Major importers and exporters
Value chain analysis
Market trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks
Key players for major feedstocks
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  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • INEOS Enterprises Ltd.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
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1 Preface

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

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Physical and Chemical Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Isopropyl Alcohol Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Price Analysis
5.2.1 Key Price Indicators
5.2.2 Price Structure
5.2.2 Price Trends
5.4 Market Breakup by Region
5.5 Market Breakup by Application
5.6 Market Breakup by Industry
5.7 Market Forecast
5.8 SWOT Analysis
5.8.1 Overview
5.8.2 Strengths
5.8.3 Weaknesses
5.8.4 Opportunities
5.8.5 Threats
5.9 Value Chain Analysis
5.9.1 Raw Material Procurement
5.9.2 Manufacturing
5.9.3 Distribution
5.9.4 Exports
5.9.5 End-Use
5.10 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.10.1 Overview
5.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.10.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.10.4 Degree of Competition
5.10.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.10.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.11 Trade Data
5.11.1 Imports
5.11.2 Exports
5.12 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors

6 Performance of Key Regions
6.1 Asia
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 North America
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Market Trends
6.4.2 Market Forecast
6.5 Others
6.5.1 Market Trends
6.5.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Application
7.1 Process Solvent
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Cleaning Agent
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Coating Solvent
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
7.4 Intermediate
7.4.1 Market Trends
7.4.2 Market Forecast
7.5 Others
7.5.1 Market Trends
7.5.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Industry
8.1 Cosmetic and Personal care
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Pharmaceutical
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Food and Beverage
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Paints and Coatings
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Chemical
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast
8.6 Others
8.6.1 Market Trends
8.6.2 Market Forecast

9 Competitive Landscape
9.1 Competitive Structure
9.2 Production Capacity of Key Players
9.3 Key Player Profiles
9.3.1 The Dow Chemical company
9.3.2 Exxon Mobil
9.3.3 Shell Chemicals Europe B.V.
9.3.4 INEOS Enterprises Group Limited
9.3.5 Super Chemical Corporation

10 Isopropyl Alcohol Manufacturing Process
10.1 Product Overview
10.2 Chemical Reactions Involved
10.3 Manufacturing Process
10.4 Detailed Process Flow
10.5 Raw Material Requirement
10.6 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rate

11 Isopropyl Alcohol Feedstock Market Analysis
11.1 Propylene
11.1.1 Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
11.1.2 Price Trends
11.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
11.1.4 Market Breakup Application
11.1.5 Key Suppliers
11.2 Acetone
11.2.1 Market Performance Volume Trends Value Trends
11.2.2 Price Trends
11.2.3 Breakup by Region
11.2.4 Market Breakup by End-Use
11.2.5 Key Suppliers
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  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Shell Chemicals Europe B.V.
  • INEOS Enterprises Ltd.
  • Super Chemical Corporation
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