Phenol is an aromatic organic compound which is widely used as a precursor or an intermediate in the chemical industry. Represented by the chemical formula C6H5OH, phenol is similar to alcohols as the phenyl group (C6H5) in it is bonded to a hydroxyl group (OH). The stronger hydrogen bonding in phenol enhances its solubility and results in a higher melting and boiling point compared to other hydrocarbons with similar molecular weight. Phenol was first isolated from coal tars in the 1850’s and is currently produced by the oxidation of cumene. This process is advantageous over other production processes such as the Dow process as it gives another valuable industrial chemical – acetone.
Phenol is used in the production of a number of chemicals like – bisphenol-A (BPA), phenolic resins, caprolactam, alkylphenols, aniline, 2,6-xylenol, etc. The first three derivatives- bisphenol-A (BPA), phenolic resins and caprolactam currently consume the majority of its total global production. BPA end applications include automotive parts, optical media, glazing/sheeting, etc. Phenolic resins are primarily used as a binder or coating for oriented strand boards (OSB) or for plywood. In addition, they are used for circuit boards as well as molded products. Caprolactam, the third biggest derivative of phenol is used in textiles, carpets, engineered plastics, packaging and industrial filament applications. Another major factor driving the global phenol market is the rising demand for wind turbines with their blades made up of epoxy resins that are derived from phenol.
China is currently both the biggest producer and consumer of phenol and its production capacity has increased exponentially in recent years. The major players in the global phenol industry include: Ineos, Mitsui Chemicals, Cepsa Quimica, Kumho P & B Chemicals, LG Chemicals, Chang Chun PC, etc. Looking forward, we expect the global phenol market to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during 2015-2020.
IMARC’s new TMMR “Phenol Technical Material Market Report” provides a technical, analytical and statistical insight into the phenol 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 phenol. 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 phenol industry in any manner.
Key Questions Answered in this Report?
- What has been the historical and current volume trends in the phenol market?
- What has been the historical and current value trends in the phenol market?
- What has been the historical and current price trends in the phenol market?
- Which are the key regions in the phenol market and what is their breakup?
- Which are the key end-use industries for phenol and what is their breakup?
- What is the outlook of the phenol market?
- What are the key success factors in the phenol market?
- What are the key risk factors in the phenol market?
- Who are the key manufacturers in the phenol market?
- How is phenol manufactured?
- What are the chemical reactions involved during the manufacturing of phenol?
- What are the raw material requirements for the manufacturing of phenol?
- What is the mass balance and conversion rates of feedstock’s in phenol manufacturing?
- What is the supply demand of various feedstocks’ that are used in the manufacturing of phenol?
- Who are the key manufacturers of phenol feedstocks?
- What are the import trends of phenol?
- What are the export trends of phenol?
Table of Contents
1 Research Methodology
2 Executive Summary
3.2 Physical and Chemical Properties
4 Phenol: Industry Analysis
4.1 Current and Historical Volume Trends
4.2 Current and Historical Value Trends
4.3 Market Breakup by Region
4.4 Market Breakup by End Use
4.5 Market Forecast
4.6 Price Trends
4.7 Key Players
4.8 Key Success and Risk Factors
4.8.1 Key Success Factors
4.8.1 Key Risk Factors
5 Phenol: 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 Phenol: Feedstock Analysis
6.1 Feedstocks Market Trends
6.2 Market Breakup by Region
6.3 Market Breakup by End Use
6.4 Historical and Future Price Trends of Key Feedstocks
6.5 Key Feedstock Suppliers
7 Trade Data
7.1 Imports by Major Countries
7.2 Exports by Major Countries
List of Figures
Figure 4 1: Global: Phenol Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2007-2014
Figure 4 2: Global: Phenol Market: Consumption Value (in Million US$), 2007-2014
Figure 4 3: Global: Phenol Market: Production Breakup by Region (in %), 2014
Figure 4 4: Global: Phenol Market: Consumption Breakup by Region (in %), 2014
Figure 4 5: Global: Phenol Market: Breakup by End Use (in %), 2014
Figure 4 6: Global: Phenol Market: Production Volume Forecast (in Million Tons), 2015-2020
Figure 4 7: Global: Phenol Market: Production Value Forecast (in Million US$), 2015-2020
Figure 4 8: Global: Phenol Market: Historical and Future Price Trends (in US$/ Tons), 2007-2020
Figure 5 1: Phenol Manufacturing Process: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 5 2: Phenol Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 6 1: Global: Benzene Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2007-2014
Figure 6 2: Global: Propylene Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2007-2014
Figure 6 3: Global: Benzene Market: Production by Region (in %), 2014
Figure 6 4: Global: Propylene Market: Production by Region (in %), 2014
Figure 6 5: Global: Benzene Market: Breakup by End Use (in %), 2014
Figure 6 6: Global: Propylene Market: Breakup by End Use (in %), 2014
Figure 6 7: Benzene: Historical and Future Price Trends (in US$/Tons), 2007-2020
Figure 6 8: Propylene: Historical and Future Price Trends (in US$/Tons), 2007-2020
Figure 7 1: Global: Breakup of Major Phenol Importing Countries by Sales Value (in %), 2014
Figure 7 2: Netherlands: Phenol: Import Volume Trends (in ‘000 Tons)
Figure 7 3: Global: Breakup of Major Phenol Exporting Countries by Sales Value (in %), 2014
Figure 7 4: Belgium: Phenol: Export Volume Trends (in ‘000 Tons)
List of Tables
Table 3 1: Phenol: Physical and Chemical Properties
Table 4 1: Global: Phenol Market: Capacity of Major manufacturers (in Tons), 2014
Table 5 1: Phenol: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6 1: Global: Benzene and Propylene Major Suppliers
Table 7 1: Global: Phenol Import Data of Major Countries, 2014
Table 7 2: Global: Phenol Export Data of Major Countries, 2014
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