TCD Alcohol DM Market - Rising Demand for UV Cured Adhesives in Flexible Packaging Drive the Market Growth

Tricyclodecane alcohol dimethanol (TCD Alcohol DM) is a polyhydric alcohol with two hydroxyl groups and belongs to the group of diols. It is manufactured through hydro-formulation of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and subsequent hydration of its dialdehydes.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/29/2016 -- TCD Alcohol DM is used in the production of UV cure coatings, UV inkjet inks, and UV adhesives. It is also employed in opto-electronic applications. It is a colorless, highly viscous substance at room temperature with a characteristic odor. It is sparingly soluble in aliphatic, aromatic hydrocarbons, and water. TCD Alcohol DM is miscible with the usual polar organic solvents; however, one of the primary isomers may tend to crystallize during the storage of such mixtures. It functions as a starting material for various formulations. TCD Alcohol DM provides excellent transparency, elasticity, and harness to the final product. It is a suitable product for the preparation of high-performance hard surface coatings; for instance, as protective coatings in touch panels.

This report forecasts and analyzes the TCD Alcohol DM market on a global level. The study provides historic data for 2014 coupled with forecast from 2015 to 2023 based on volume (tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). It includes drivers and restraints for the TCD Alcohol DM market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the study comprises opportunities available in the TCD Alcohol DM market. Detailed value chain analysis has been included to provide a comprehensive view of the TCD Alcohol DM market. Analysis of Porter's Five Forces Model for the TCD Alcohol DM market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market.

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The study analyzes the TCD Alcohol DM market by segmenting it based on applications and regions. Regional segmentation includes current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The segmentation comprises demand for applications across all regions. Application segmentation comprises UV cure coatings, UV inkjet inks, and others. The UV inkjet inks segment includes graphic arts such as printing inks, plates, and overprint varnishes. The UV cure coatings segment includes wood, plastic, metal, and other types of coatings. Additionally, other applications include UV adhesives and optoelectronics.

Prices of TCD Alcohol DM vary in each region. Hence, a similar volume-to-revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market into applications in each region. Market numbers have been estimated based on demand for various applications of TCD Alcohol DM. Market size and forecast for each application have been provided in the context of the global and regional market. The TCD Alcohol DM market has been analyzed based on expected demand. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors, and direct selling regional producers based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players' product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants' insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

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The report also offers competitive landscape of the overall market with Oxea GmbH being the sole producer of TCD Alcohol DM. Oxea GmbH is a global supplier of solvents, polyols, and oxo derivatives such as carboxylic acids, olefin derivative, and alkylamines and manufactures TCD Alcohol DM. Detailed description of the company overview in terms of headquarters, inception, and financial overview provides a thorough idea about the positioning of the player in the market.

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