Fast Market Research

"Propionic Acid & Derivatives Market by Applications (Animal Feed & Grain Preservatives, Food Preservatives, Herbicides, Cellulose Acetate Propionate) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018" Now Available at Fast Ma

New Materials research report from Markets and Markets is now available from Fast Market Research


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2013 -- Propionic acid is a three-carbon carboxylic acid with a molecular formula of CH3CH2COOH. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a pungent odor. It is commercially manufactured by the hydrocarboxylation of ethylene in the presence of nickel carbonyl catalyst. Propionic acid and derivatives are largely used as feed and food preservatives. It inhibits the growth of molds and bacteria. Propionic acid is also used to make some specialized propionates, such as cellulose acetate propionate (CAP), which is a useful thermoplastic. The other applications of propionic acid and derivatives include herbicides, pharmaceuticals, and solvents. Propionic acid may cause irritation to the human body in case of contact, so various health organizations are involved in continuously monitoring its exposure levels.

View Full Report Details and Table of Contents

The global market for propionic acid & derivatives has grown significantly during the past few years and is expected to grow at a more rapid pace in the next five years, mainly driven by the growing demand from feed preservatives, grain preservatives, and food preservatives. Europe emerged as the largest market of propionic acid & derivatives mostly driven by the ban imposed on the antibiotics in some applications since 2006. The demand for propionic acid & derivatives in the European region is likely to remain healthy due to huge demand for the feed and grain preservatives segment. The U.S. is the largest single market for propionic acid & derivatives across the globe. The propionic acid & derivatives consumption in other countries had improved over the past few years and is expected increase further over the near term. The major propionic acid & derivatives market production facilities are located in developed markets, such as in Germany, the U.S., the Netherlands, Sweden, and Canada. Thus, these countries will remain major exporters of propionic acid and derivatives. Countries like Spain, France, India, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, etc. will remain major importers of propionic acid & derivatives.

About Fast Market Research
Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. Representing the world's top research publishers and analysts, we provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available. Our unbiased, expert staff will help you find the right research to fit your requirements and your budget. For more information about these or related research reports, please visit our website at or call us at 1.800.844.8156.

Browse all Materials research reports at Fast Market Research

You may also be interested in these related reports:

- Feed Enzyme Market By Type (Phytase, Protease & NSP), Sub-Type (Xylanase, Cellulase, Pectinase, a-glucanase & Mannase), & Application (Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, Aqua Feed & Others)-Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018
- Acrylic Acid & Its Derivatives Market - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
- Food Enzymes Market By Types (Carbohydrase, Protease, Lipase), Applications (Beverages, Dairy, Bakery), Sources (Microorganisms, Plants, Animals) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018
- Aqua Feed Market By End Consumption (Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, Others), By Additives, (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers, Others), By Geography: Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018
- Cellulose Ethers Market By Derivative [Methyl, Ethyl & Carboxymethyl Cellulose] & Application [Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Construction, Food & Beverages, Surface Coatings & Paints] - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017
- Renewable Chemicals Market - Alcohols (Ethanol, Methanol), Biopolymers (Starch, PLA, PHA, Polyethylene & Others), Platform Chemicals & Others - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018
- Biostimulants Market by Active Ingredients (Humic Acid, Fulvic Acid, Amino Acid, Seaweed Extracts), Applications (Foliar, Soil & Seed), Crop Types (Row Crops, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf & Ornamental) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018
- Adhesives & Sealants Market By Chemical Type, By Technology, By Applications (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Packaging , Construction, Automotive, Woodwork, & Others) & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018
- Sodium Reduction Market By Ingredients (Amino Acids, Mineral Salts, Yeast Extracts), Applications (Dairy & Frozen Foods, Bakery & Confectionary, Meat Products, Sauces, Seasonings & Snacks) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018
- Seed Treatment Market - Global Trends, Forecasts & Technical Insights up to 2018