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Global Glycerol Market From Biodiesel, Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols For Personal Care, Alkyd Resins, Polyether Polyols Applications, Downstream Opportunities And Segment Forecasts To 2020

August 2014

Glycerol is a sweet, colorless, viscous, sugar polyol compound displaying hygroscopic and soluble properties. Also called as glycerine/ glycerin, it is a core component of all triglycerides. Glycerols can be synthetic or natural based depending on the raw materials used for its production. Transesterification, hydrolysis and saponification are a few glycerol production processes. Glycerol is widely used in many consumer products due to its non-toxicity and nutrition values. Its applications range from food sweeteners and preservatives to antifreeze chemicals and explosives, largely dependent on its chemical reactive properties. Mainstream...

BioLubricants Market Analysis By Raw material (Vegetable oil, Animal oil), By Application (Automotive, Hydraulic, Process, De-molding, Lubricating, Chainsaw, Compressor, Turbine, Industrial gear, Metal working), By End Use (Industrial, Commercial transport, Consumer Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Bio-Lubricants or Bio-based Lubricants or Bio-Lubes are non-toxic biodegradable products that are used in applications such as automotive oils, hydraulic oils, process oils, de-molding oils, lubricating greases, chainsaw oils, compressor oils, turbine oils, industrial gear oils, metal working oils, etc. Bio-lubricants are made from raw materials which include animal oils and vegetable oils such as palm oil, castor oil, sunflower oil and others. Additionally they can be made from mineral-oil based products or modified renewable oils. Bio-Lubricants are used in applications that has use of machines in or near water, use in machinery which...

Lactic Acid And Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) Market Analysis By Application (Packaging, Agriculture, Transport, Electronics, Textiles) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Lactic acid or 2-hydroxy propanoic acid is a colorless (or yellowish) syrupy liquid which is miscible with water and alcohol. Lactic acid production involves carbohydrate fermentation in the presence of an excess of calcium carbonate. Raw materials for lactic acid production include carbohydrates such as corn, sugarcane, sugarbeet, tapioca, etc. It is used in a variety of application areas, and has been gaining importance over the past few years due to its use in developing poly lactic acid (PLA). The global lactic acid market was estimated to be 714.2 kilo tons in 2013, which is expected to reach 1,960.1 kilo tons by 2020, growing at a...

Biosurfactants Market By Product (Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, MES, APG, Sorbitan Esters, Sucrose Esters) Expected to Reach USD 2,308.8 Million by 2020

April 2014

Surfactants are usually amphiphilic organic compounds containing both hydrophobic group (tail) and hydrophilic groups (head). Bio-surfactants are surfactants in which at least one of the two groups (hydrophilic or hydrophobic) is obtained from plants and hence they are not necessarily 100% plant-derived. Surfactants lower the surface tension of liquids, allowing chemicals to mix more easily. Biosurfactants are produced using oleochemical (bio-based) raw materials including plant oils such as coconut and palm oils, plant carbohydrates such as sorbitol, sucrose and glucose or from animal fats such as tallow. Oleochemical feedstock sourcing...

Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA) Market Potential Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Furandicarboxylic acid or FDCA is an oxidized furan derivative and is a highly stable compound. Owing to its potential of being used as a substitute to a wide variety of petrochemicals such as adipic acid and terephthalic acid, there has been extensive R&D over the past decade. FDCA was classified by the US Department of Energy as one of 12 priority chemicals for establishing the “green” chemistry industry of the future. Until today, FDCA was never commercialized in industrial volumes as the production process was not economically viable. The key concern for economic production of FDCA is the instability of the...

Levulinic Acid Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Levulinic acid, also known as 4-oxopentanoic acid, is an organic compound which is classified as a keto acid. Its physical form is a white crystalline solid and is soluble in water, ethanol, and diethyl ether, but is insoluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons. In recent years, the need for sustainability has constantly driven the chemical industry towards exploring renewable chemistry and biotechnology to develop products from bio-based sources. These products are developed with an objective of using them as “platforms” for manufacturing a host of industrial and specialty chemicals to replace their synthetic counterparts. Levulinic...

Bio Succinic Acid Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Succinic acid is a chemical intermediary and is expected to develop as a platform chemical in a broad range of applications varying from niche segments such as food additive and personal care to large applications such as plasticizers, resins, coatings and polyurethanes. The U.S. Department of Energy classifies it as one of the five most promising “building block” chemicals that can be manufactured through biomass. Until now, Succinic acid was being produced through petroleum raw materials which resulted in high cost due to the soaring oil prices, restricting application scope to just pharmaceuticals and personal care...

1, 4-Butanediol Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Butanediol as a whole may refer to four different isomers of butanediol, 1,2-butanediol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol and 2,3-butanediol. Out of the four compounds mentioned above, 1,4-butanediol (1,4 BDO) is widely used leading to it being commonly referred to as butanediol. The biggest application market for 1, 4-BDO is to manufacture tetrahydrofuran, which is not only used as a solvent in chemical industry, but is also a key raw material for manufacturing spandex via producing polytetramethylene ether glycol. Spandex is a synthetic fiber which is popularly known for its exceptional elasticity and its strength. However it is less...