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1,3 Butadiene (BD) Market Analysis By Application (Butadiene Rubber, ABS, SBR, SB Latex, NBR, Hexamethylenediamine), Bio-based Opportunities And Segment Forecasts To 2020

September 2014

1,3 butadiene also known as butadiene is an industrial chemical used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber. Butadiene is produced as a byproduct in the steam cracking process of ethylene and olefin production. It is a highly reactive, flammable and colorless gas with mild aromatic odor. Butadiene readily polymerizes with oxygen. It is soluble in alcohol and ether, however it is insoluble in water. 1,3 butadiene acts as a predecessor to many processing materials and chemicals. Major derivatives of butadiene include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene butadiene rubber. These derivatives are widely used in automotive industry...

Mineral Oil Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Mineral oils are mixtures of middle range alkanes (C15-C40) derived from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, generally crude oil. Mineral oils are obtained as a by-product of petroleum distillation. It is a transparent, colourless and odourless liquid primarily composed of middle alkanes and cyclic paraffins.  Mineral oil is also referred to as ‘white oil’ and ‘liquid paraffin’. Industrially mineral oils have a low value compared to the other derivatives obtained during distillation of petroleum but due to large end user applications it is manufactured in large quantities. Mineral oils are available as light and heavy grades in market. Refined mineral oils may be...

Phosphoric Acid Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Phosphoric acid is an inorganic mineral acid and can be referred to as phosphoric (V) acid or orthophosphoric acid. Orthophosphoric acid molecules combine with themselves to form various compounds which are termed as phosphoric acids. Phosphoric acid is largest in terms of production and consumption value and follows sulfuric acid in terms of volume. In addition to being a chemical reagent, phosphoric acid acts as rust inhibitor, dental and orthopedic etchant, flux, electrolyte, industrial etchant, dispersing agent, home cleaning product and fertilizer feedstock. Phosphate fertilizer is a major application of phosphoric acid which consumes approximately 90% of the production. Phosphoric acid is used to manufacture phosphate chemicals that have an...

Marine Grease Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Marine grease is utilized as a lubricant in the shipping industry. The raw materials used for the purpose of producing marine grease include vegetable oil, animal oil, crude oil and various other chemicals. Superior properties of marine grease such as non-melting, higher thermal stability, longer lubrication intervals, high load carrying capacity, high pressure additives, mechanical stability, corrosion protection, wider service temperature range, water resistance and multipurpose usage makes is suitable to function in extreme under water conditions. Marine grease increases overall efficiency of a ship by reducing friction between various mechanical components. It reduces the friction between operating machine components, thus increasing the output...

Linear Alkyl Benzene Market Analysis By Application (Heavy Duty Laundry Liquids, Laundry Powders, Light Duty Dish Washing Liquids, Industrial Cleaners, Household Cleaners) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Linear alkyl benzene (LAB) is a colourless organic compounds formed from oligomerized ethylene. Kerosene is generally used as a raw material for the production of LAB. LAB is obtained as a co-product during the process of dehydrogenation of kerosene.One of the most important characteristics of LAB is biodegradability. LAB is primarily used to manufacture linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS). LAS is used as a base material for manufacturing various detergents. Significant portion of LAB is consumed for the preparation of LAS. LAB can also be used in its original form for manufacturing detergents. LAB possesses high light yield, optimum...

Ethylene Oxide Market By Application (Monoethylene Glycol, Ethoxylates, Ethanolamine, Diethylene & Triethylene Glycols, Polyols, Polyethylene)Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Ethylene oxide is also known as oxirane which is an organic compound.It’s a colorless and flammable gas. Ethylene oxide is widely used across various industries for production of solvents, detergents, adhesives, antifreeze, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. Ethylene oxideis also present in sterility for cosmetics and spices, fumigants, in hospitals for sterility of surgical equipment, etc. Growing demand for PET resins and polyester fibers is expected to drive the global market for ethylene oxide over the forecast period. Ethylene oxide is also used in food and beverages and textile industries. Polyester fibers are extensively used in...

Ethylene Glycols Market Analysis By Product (MEG, DEG, TEG), By Application (PET, Polyester Fibers, Antifreeze, Films) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

When ethylene oxide is processed further, it forms a sweet tasting colorless liquid called ethylene glycol/ monoethylene glycol (MEG). MEG is the most widely used glycol in the global market. Manufacture of MEG from ethylene oxide coproduces diethylene glycol (DEG) and triethylene glycol (TEG). MEG, DEG and TEG are used as chemical intermediates in many products. Ethylene oxide is mostly used for the manufacturing of ethylene glycols, thus prices changes of former have an effect on the latter’s pricing. MEG is used as feedstock in many processes. It is majorly used in the production of PET bottle resins, polyester fiber and films....

Chemical Distribution Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The chemical industry produces essential raw materials and supplies for companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Its diverse set of more than 100,000 products includes petrochemicals, polymers, solvents and application-driven and customized specialty chemicals required for the cosmetic or food industry. These chemicals can be distributed by pipelines, containers, barrels, sacks or small packages. Chemical manufacturers either distribute their own products directly or delegate the distribution to third-party distributors based on the feasibility of distribution to various customers. Distributors are a vital link in the supply chain process. Apart from the basic functions of transporting and selling chemicals, distributors also offer additional...

Marine Lubricant Market By Product (Mineral, Synthetic, Bio), By Application (Engine Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Grease) Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Growth in global shipping is expected to drive marine lubricant market demand. It is estimated that over 90% of world trade is done through sea and seaborne trade has grown approx. 400% in the past years. The primary function of marine lubricant is to reduce the friction between different moving components and increase their output efficiency. A lubricant provides a protective film which allows for two touching surfaces to be separated, thus lessening the friction between them. Marine lubricants are manufactured either from petroleum product or vegetable oil. Vegetable oil based lubricant is called bio-lubricant. The...

Butane Market Analysis By Application (LPG, Petrochemicals, Refineries) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Organic compound butane falls in the alkane group of compounds, which exists in gaseous state at room temperatures. This odorless gas is made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms. N-butane and isobutene are its isomeric forms, n-butane being the more stable isomer. Butane is highly flammable, therefore, extensively used in fuel manufacturing process. Being odorless, butane is hardly identified in case of leakage yet it poses grave dangers of explosion and flammability in such situations. To counter this hazard, odor based chemicals are mixed with butane for easy identification Easy blending properties allow butane use in several refining and...

Synthetic Lubricants (Group IV, Group V) Market Analysis By Product (PAO, Esters, PAG), By Application (Engine Oils, HTF, Transmission Fluids, Metalworking Fluids) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Synthetic Lubricants are manufactured by chemical synthesis of refinery by products and comprise of group IV base oils (Polyalphaolefins) and group V base oils. (Polyakylene glycols and esters) .Synthetic lubricants are superior to conventional mineral oils owing to its high viscosity indexes, low pouring points, high temperature stability, and low-traction coefficients. The key factor driving the market is the superior performance offered by synthetic lubricants over their mineral counterparts in terms of high temperature performance, low friction and higher load carrying capacity. New innovative technology like...

Lubricants Market Industrial (Process Oils, General Industrial Oils, Metal Working Fluids, Industrial Engine Oils), Automotive (Heavy-Duty Engine Oils, Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid, Gear Oil, Passenger Vehicle Engine Oils, Automatic Transmission Fluid, Gear Oil) Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Growth of the global automobile industry had been driving demand for lubricants in the past. However, due to global economic recession in 2008-09, sales of automobiles decreased, which took a toll on lubricant sales. Asia Pacific owing to growth of automobile industry in China and India supported the growth of lubricants market during that era and is expected to continue to do so over the forecast period. China and India represents two of the fastest growing economies in the global market today with their GDP growing above the global GDP growth rate. China represents the largest market for automobile in the world followed by the U.S....

Drilling Fluids Market Analysis By Product (OBF, SBF, WBF) By Application (Offshore, Onshore) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Growing demand for crude oil and natural gas has been prompting exploration and production companies to get involved in extensive drilling activities. The global rig count (including both land and offshore rigs) was 2,304 units in 2009 which saw an upward trend the following year to 2,985. This increase was primarily fueled by stabilization of the global economic condition which saw a downturn in 2009. The global rig count increased further to reach 3,465 units in 2011 and was recorded to be 3,419 units as of May, 2013. Within another 6-7 months, this number is expected to reach a higher level by the end of 2013. With growing number of...

Thermic Fluids Market Analysis By Product (Mineral Oils, Aromatics, Glycols, Silicones), By Application (Oil & Gas, Food & Beverages, Chemical Industry, CSP, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, HVAC) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Thermic fluids have various applications in number of processes across various industries. These fluids are required to maintain the temperature of the processing machines and carry the heat energy which is produced during the process. Major end use industries where thermic fluids are extensively used include foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics, oil and gas, concentrated solar power (CSP) and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Concentrated solar power (CSP) is one of the major applications of thermic fluids and is expected to remain a key focused application among thermic fluid manufacturers owing to...

Bitumen Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Bitumen is petroleum product derived from heavy crude oil having an American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity of less than 10. It is referred to as Asphalt in the U.S. and is extensively used in road construction and as a waterproofing agent. With the growing infrastructural activities in high growth markets such as China, Brazil and India, the demand for bitumen is expected to grow at a steady pace over the next six years. Bitumen is available in a variety of products; with paving grade bitumen being the most commonly used. Paving grade bitumen is used in the formation of road bases and was the...