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“Acetic Acid Market Report”
Acetic acid is an important industrial chemical that finds applications in the manufacturing of a number of chemical compounds, insecticides, cosmetics, dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, etc. Driven by a strong demand from China and other emerging markets, the global volume demand of acetic acid is expected to exhibit continuous growth during the next five years.

Acetic acid, also known as acetyl hydroxide, glacial acetic acid and ethanoic acid, is a free-flowing liquid with a pungent, vinegar like odour. It is an important chemical reagent and an industrial chemical with its global demand growing at around 3-4% annually. Developed by BASF and improved by Monsanto in the 1960s, carbonylation of methanol catalyzed by rhodium currently represents the most popular technology for its industrial production.

Acetic acid finds applications in the manufacturing of a number of chemical compounds, insecticides, cosmetics, dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, etc. Acetic acid also provides the necessary acidity in the number of processes carried out in an aqueous media. Dilute acetic acid is used either or both as a preservative and flavoring agent in food stuffs such as condiments, jellies, confectionery and pickled vegetables. It is also used as a coagulant for rubber latex in the manufacturing of elastic threads, as a solvent for gums, resins and volatile oils and in textile printing. The largest application of acetic acid is- vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) which accounts for more than one-third of its total global consumption. VAM’s major end uses are in emulsion paints, adhesives and coatings. Among the various applications of acetic acid, ethanol production currently represents the fastest and one of the most potential application sectors. Regionally, China currently represents the largest producer and consumer of acetic acid and along with other emerging markets is expected to represent the main growth engine in the coming years.

IMARC’s new TMMR “Acetic acid Technical Material Market Report” provides a technical, analytical and statistical insight into the acetic acid market. The market analysis includes volume trends, value trends, price trends, key players, market breakup by region, market breakup by end-use industries, key success factors, key risk factors, feedstock market trends, import trends, export trends, etc. Apart from the market analysis, the report also provides an exhaustive technical insight on acetic acid. This includes chemical information, manufacturing process, chemical reactions involved, raw material requirements, mass balance, conversion rate of feedstocks, etc.

The study, which is based both on desk research and multiple waves of qualitative primary research, is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who are planning to foray into the  acetic acid industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in this Report:

  • What has been the historical and current volume trends in the acetic acid market?
  • What has been the historical and current value trends in the acetic acid market?
  • What has been the historical and current price trends in the acetic acid market?
  • Which are the key regions in the acetic acid market and what is their breakup?
  • Which are the key end-use industries for acetic acid and what is their breakup?
  • What is the outlook of the acetic acid market?
  • What are the key success factors in the acetic acid market?
  • What are the key risk factors in the acetic acid market?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the acetic acid market?
  • How is acetic acid manufactured?
  • What are the chemical reactions involved during the manufacturing of acetic acid?
  • What are the raw material requirements during the manufacturing of acetic acid?
  • What is the mass balance and conversion rates of feedstocks during the manufacturing of acetic acid?
  • What is the supply demand of various feedstocks that are used in the manufacturing of acetic acid?
  • Who are the key manufacturers of acetic acid feedstocks?


Table of Contents

1. Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary


3. Introduction

3.1 Overview
3.2 Physical and Chemical Properties

4. Acetic Acid Industry Analysis

4.1 Acetic Acid: Overall Industry Performance
4.1.1 Current and Historical Volume Trends
4.1.2 Current and Historical Value Trends
4.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
4.1.4 Market Breakup by End-Use Industries
4.1.5 Acetic Acid: Price Trends
4.1.6 Key Players
4.1.5 Market Forecast
4.2 Key Success and Risk Factors
4.2.1 Key Success Factors
4.2.2 Key Risk factors

5. Acetic Acid: Manufacturing Process

5.1 Raw Material Requirements
5.2 Chemical Reactions Involved
5.3 Manufacturing Process
5.4 Detailed Process Flow
5.5 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates

6. Acetic Acid: Feedstock Analysis

6.1 Supply and Demand of Key Feedstocks
6.1.1 Methanol
6.1.2 Carbon Monoxide
6.2 Historical and Future Price Trends of Key Feedstocks
6.2.1 Methanol
6.2.2 Carbon Monoxide
6.3 Key Feedstock Suppliers
6.3.1 Methanol
6.3.2 Carbon Monoxide

7 Acetic Acid: Trade Data

7.1 Imports by Major Countries
7.2 Exports by Major Countries


List of Figures

Figure 3 1: Acetic Acid: Physical and Chemical Properties
Figure 4 1: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Production Volume (in Million Tons), 2007-2014
Figure 4 2: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Production Value (in US$ Billion), 2007-2014
Figure 4 3: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Production Breakup by Region (in %), 2014
Figure 4 4: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Consumption Breakup by Region (in %), 2014
Figure 4 5: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Breakup by End use (in %)
Figure 4 6: Historical and Future Price Trends of Acetic Acid (in US$/Ton), 2007-2020
Figure 4 7: Global: Acetic Acid Market: Key Players: Breakup by Production Capacity (in %)
Figure 4 8: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Production Volume (in Million Tons),
Figure 4 9: Global: Acetic Acid Market Forecast: Production Value (in US$ Billion),
Figure 5 1: Acetic acid Manufacturing Process: Raw Material Requirements
Figure 5 2: Acetic Acid Manufacturing Process: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 5 3: Acetic Acid Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 6 1: Global: Methanol Market: Production Volume (in Million Ton) 2007-2014
Figure 6 2: Global: Methanol Market: Breakup by End Use Industry (in %), 2014
Figure 6 3: Global: Industrial Carbon Monoxide Market: Production Volume (in 000’Tons), 2007-2014
Figure 6 5: Historical and Future Methanol Prices (in US$/Ton), 2007-2020
Figure 6 6: Historical and Future Carbon Monoxide Prices (in US$/Ton), 2007-2020
Figure 6 7: Global: Methanol Market: Key Players Market Share (in %), 2014
Figure 7 1: Global: Acetic Acid: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2014
Figure 7 2: Belgium: Acetic Acid: Import Volume Trend (in Tons), 2010-2014
Figure 7 3: Global: Acetic Acid: Export Data of Major Countries, 2014
Figure 7 4: Global: Acetic Acid: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2014
Figure 7 5: United States of America: Acetic Acid: Export Volume Trend (in Tons), 2010-2014


List of Tables

Table 3 1: Acetic Acid: Physical and Chemical Properties
Table 4 1: Global: Acetic Acid Market: List of Major Players
Table 5 1: Acetic acid Manufacturing Process: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6 1: Global: Acetic Acid Market: List of Major Players
Table 7 1: Global: Acetic Acid: Import Data of Major Countries, 2013
Table 7 2: Global: Acetic Acid: Export Data of Major Countries, 2013


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