Demand for Aromatic Solvents Is Largely Driven by the Paints & Coatings Industry

Aromatic solvents are organic chemicals that are used to dissolve solid materials to form a homogenous solution. These solvents constitute a benzene ring structure and include toluene, xylene, benzene, and other heavy aromatics such as heavy naphtha.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/05/2016 -- Solvents is a routinely used term in organic chemistry. Solvents are used to dissolve or disperse solid materials. Aromatic solvents constitute benzene, xylene, toluene, and other aromatic solvents such as solvent naphtha. These are widely produced organic chemicals in the petroleum refining industry through fractional distillation of petroleum stocks (also known as feedstock). Several other manufacturing processes such as coal carbonization, steam cracking, catalytic refining, hydro dealkylation, and pyroforming are employed to produce aromatic solvents. However, catalytic reforming and steam cracking are widely accepted methods in the oil and gas industry. Solvents are the integral component of paints & coatings, and inks. These petroleum-based chemicals dissolve the pigment and binding agent together to form a solution. Aromatic solvents are also employed during the drug formulation process and the synthesis of active excipients and substances in the pharmaceuticals end-user industry. These solvents are also used extensively in the manufacture of other intermediate chemicals such as ethylbenzene, cumene, phthalic anhydride, and maleic anhydride.

This report provides estimate and forecast for the aromatic solvents market on the global, regional and country level. The study provides forecast from 2015 to 2023 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn).

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The study provides a decisive view of the aromatic solvents market by dividing it into product segments such as benzene, toluene, xylene, and others. In terms of end-users, the global aromatic solvents market is segmented into pharmaceuticals, oilfield chemicals, automotive, paints & coatings, and others. End-user segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated between 2015 and 2023 in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). Furthermore, country level analysis has been provided in the report. Major regions such as the U.S., France, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, ASEAN, Brazil, GCC, and South Africa are included in the study. Segmentation includes demand for individual products and end-users in all the regions.

The report includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also provides detailed information about value addition at each stage of the value chain. The report comprises drivers and restraints for the aromatic solvents market, along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the report comprises the study of opportunities in the aromatic solvents market on the global level.

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The report evaluates Porter's Five Forces model to gauge the degree of competition in the aromatic solvents market. The report comprises a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users have been analyzed based on their attractiveness. Growth rate, market size, raw material, profit margin, toxicity, technology, competition and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive general attractiveness of the market. The report includes raw material and price trend analysis for raw materials and aromatic solvents from 2013 to 2023. A brief qualitative description about manufacturing process to produce aromatic solvents is also included in the report.

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, financial reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, national government documents, news articles, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of the research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. Key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings. Primary research further developed the analysis team's expertise and market understanding.

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The report covers a detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Ashland Inc., BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, DEZA a. s., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, INEOS AG, Huntsman Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Oil Refineries Ltd., Petrochem Carless, Royal Dutch Shell plc, and UOP LLC (Honeywell International Inc.). Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, business overview, brand overview, key competitors, business strategies, financial overview (financial year), and recent/key developments and acquisitions.

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