Growth of end-use industries such as paints & coatings and electrical & electronics is expected to drive epichlorohydrin (ECH) market over the forecast period. Major ECH applications include rubber, textiles, elastomers, papers, papers & dyes, ion-exchange resins and agricultural products such as fungicides, insecticides and bactericides Soaring ECH demand in emerging economies of Asia Pacific such as China and India is expected to further augment ECH market growth. ECH products include epoxy resins, synthetic glycerin, water treatment chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Epoxy resins lead ECH market followed by synthetic resins. ECH caters to a host of industries such as infrastructure, adhesives, composites and wind turbine. Rapid growth in plastics industry coupled with increasing automobile production is expected to complement rising epoxy resin application demand in these industries. This factor is expected to fuel ECH market over the forecast period. Ongoing capacity expansion in China is expected to result in oversupply of ECH which in turn is anticipated to reduce profit margin of industry participants. Swift shift of ECH production from petroleum based propylene to bio based glycerin is expected to open new opportunities for industry participant’s growth.
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Asia Pacific was the major ECH regional market over the past few years. Over the forecast period, countries in this region such as China, India, South Korea and Taiwan are expected to witness highest growth rates owing to low capital cost and inexpensive labor availability. ECH demand is expected to achieve steady growth rates in developed economies of North America and Europe. ECH demand is expected to be higher in countries of these regions such as U.S., UK and Germany. Emerging economies of Latin America such as Brazil and Argentina are expected to witness considerable growth rate over the forecast period.
Major companies operating in the global epichlorohydrin market include Solvay, The Dow Chemical Co., Momentive Performance Materials, NAMA Chemicals, Qingdao E.S. Chemical Co. Ltd., Samsung Fine Chemicals, Zibo Nature International Co. Ltd. and Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
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