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Epichlorohydrin (ECH) (Propylene and Glycerin) Market for Electronics & Electrical, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Water Treatment Pulp & Paper, Textiles, and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

Published: Apr-2016 | Format: PDF | Zion | Number of pages: 110 | Code: MRS - 52697


The report covers forecast and analysis for the Epichlorohydrin market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based revenue (Kilo Tons) (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the epichlorohydrin market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the epichlorohydrin market on a global level.

In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the epichlorohydrin market. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the epichlorohydrin market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein raw material segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the epichlorohydrin market by segmenting the market based on raw material, application and regions. All the segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. Based on raw material, the epichlorohydrin market has been segmented into propylene and glycerin. Key applications segment include adhesives, paper & pulp, textiles, water treatment, electronics & electrical, and others. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S. Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India and Brazil.

The report also includes detailed profiles of end players such as Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Solvay, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Osaka Soda , Spolchemie A.S., Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, Samsung Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd, The Dow Chemical Company, Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Co., and Hexion Inc. The detailed description of players includes parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business and recent developments of the company.

This report segments the global epichlorohydrin market as follows:

Global Epichlorohydrin Market: Raw Material Segment Analysis

  • Propylene
  • Glycerin

Global Epichlorohydrin Market: Application Segment Analysis

  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Water Treatment Pulp & Paper
  • Textiles
  • Other

Global Epichlorohydrin Market: Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global epichlorohydrin market, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 2.2. Global epichlorohydrin market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Epichlorohydrin – Market Dynamics
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Value chain analysis
    • 3.3. Market drivers
      • 3.3.1. Global epichlorohydrin market drivers: Impact analysis
      • 3.3.2. Increasing demand for epoxy resins
    • 3.4. Market restraints
      • 3.4.1. Global Epichlorohydrin market restraints: Impact analysis
      • 3.4.2. Stringent regulations on the usage of epichlorohydrin owing to its harmful effects on health and environment
    • 3.5. Opportunities
      • 3.5.1. Increase in the production of bio-based epichlorohydrin
    • 3.6. Porter’s five forces analysis
      • 3.6.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
      • 3.6.2. Bargaining power of buyers
      • 3.6.3. Threat from new entrants
      • 3.6.4. Threat from new substitutes
      • 3.6.5. Degree of competition
    • 3.7. Market attractiveness analysis
      • 3.7.1. Market attractiveness analysis, by raw material segment
      • 3.7.2. Market attractiveness analysis, by application segment
      • 3.7.3. Market attractiveness analysis, by regional segment
  • Chapter 4. Global Epichlorohydrin Market – Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company market share, 2014
    • 4.2. Price trend analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Epichlorohydrin Market – Raw material Segment Analysis
    • 5.1. Global epichlorohydrin market: Raw material overview
      • 5.1.1. Global epichlorohydrin market volume share, by raw material, 2014 and 2020
    • 5.2. Propylene
      • 5.2.1. Global propylene market , 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.3. Glycerin
      • 5.3.1. Global glycerin market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 6. Global Epichlorohydrin Market – Application Segment Analysis
    • 6.1. Global Epichlorohydrin market: Raw material overview
      • 6.1.1. Global Epichlorohydrin market volume share, by raw material, 2014 and 2020
    • 6.2. Electronics & Electrical
      • 6.2.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for electronics & electrical, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.3. Paints & Coatings
      • 6.3.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for paints & coatings, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.4. Adhesives
      • 6.4.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for adhesives, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.5. Water Treatment
      • 6.5.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for water treatment, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.6. Pulp & Paper
      • 6.6.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for pulp & paper, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.7. Textiles
      • 6.7.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for textiles, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.8. Others
      • 6.8.1. Global epichlorohydrin market for other applications, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 7. Global Epichlorohydrin Market – Regional Segment Analysis
    • 7.1. Global Epichlorohydrin market: Regional overview
      • 7.1.1. Global Epichlorohydrin market volume share, by region, 2014 and 2020
    • 7.2. North America
      • 7.2.1. North America epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.2.2. North America epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 , (USD Million)
      • 7.2.3. North America epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.2.4. North America epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.2.5. U.S.
        • 7.2.5.1. U.S. epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.2.5.2. U.S. epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.2.5.3. U.S. epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.2.5.4. U.S. epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.3. Europe
      • 7.3.1. Europe epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.3.2. Europe epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.3. Europe epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.3.4. Europe epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.5. Germany
        • 7.3.5.1. Germany epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.5.2. Germany epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020, (USD Million)
        • 7.3.5.3. Germany epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.5.4. Germany epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020, (USD Million)
      • 7.3.6. France
        • 7.3.6.1. France epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.6.2. France epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020, (USD Million)
        • 7.3.6.3. France epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.6.4. France Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020, (USD Million)
      • 7.3.7. UK
        • 7.3.7.1. UK epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.7.2. UK epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.7.3. UK epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.7.4. UK epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.4. Asia Pacific
      • 7.4.1. Asia Pacific epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.4.2. Asia Pacific epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.3. Asia Pacific epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020, (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.4.4. Asia Pacific epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020, (USD Million)
      • 7.4.5. China
        • 7.4.5.1. China epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.5.2. China epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.5.3. China epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.5.4. China epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.6. Japan
        • 7.4.6.1. Japan epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.6.2. Japan epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.6.3. Japan epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.6.4. Japan epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.7. India
        • 7.4.7.1. India epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.7.2. India epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.7.3. India epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.7.4. India epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.5. Latin America
      • 7.5.1. Latin America epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.5.2. Latin America epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.5.3. Latin America epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.5.4. Latin America epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.5.5. Brazil
        • 7.5.5.1. Brazil epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.5.5.2. Brazil epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.5.5.3. Brazil epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.5.5.4. Brazil epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.6. Middle East and Africa
      • 7.6.1. Middle East and Africa epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.6.2. Middle East and Africa epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.6.3. Middle East and Africa epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.6.4. Middle East and Africa epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
  • Chapter 8. Company Profile
    • 8.1. Sumitomo Chemical Co.
      • 8.1.1. Overview
      • 8.1.2. Financials
      • 8.1.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.1.4. Business strategy
      • 8.1.5. Recent developments
    • 8.2. Solvay
      • 8.2.1. Overview
      • 8.2.2. Financials
      • 8.2.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.2.4. Business strategy
      • 8.2.5. Recent developments
    • 8.3. Aditya Birla Chemicals
      • 8.3.1. Overview
      • 8.3.2. Financials
      • 8.3.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.3.4. Business strategy
      • 8.3.5. Recent developments
    • 8.4. Spolchemie A.S.
      • 8.4.1. Overview
      • 8.4.2. Financials
      • 8.4.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.4.4. Business strategy
      • 8.4.5. Recent developments
    • 8.5. Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
      • 8.5.1. Overview
      • 8.5.2. Financials
      • 8.5.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.5.4. Business strategy
      • 8.5.5. Recent developments
    • 8.6. Samsung Fine Chemicals Co
      • 8.6.1. Overview
      • 8.6.2. Financials
      • 8.6.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.6.4. Business strategy
      • 8.6.5. Recent developments
    • 8.7. The Dow Chemical Company
      • 8.7.1. Overview
      • 8.7.2. Financials
      • 8.7.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.7.4. Business strategy
      • 8.7.5. Recent developments
    • 8.8. Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Co.
      • 8.8.1. Overview
      • 8.8.2. Financials
      • 8.8.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.8.4. Business strategy
      • 8.8.5. Recent developments
    • 8.9. Hexion In
      • 8.9.1. Overview
      • 8.9.2. Financials
      • 8.9.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.9.4. Business strategy
      • 8.9.5. Recent developments

List of Tables

1. Epichlorohydrin   market: Market snapshot                                 
2. Drivers of global Epichlorohydrin   market: Impact analysis
3. Restraints of global Epichlorohydrin   market: Impact analysis  
4. North America Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
5. North America Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
6. North America Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
7. North America Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
8. U.S. Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
9. U.S Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
10. U.S Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
11. U.S Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
12. Europe Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
13. Europe Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
14. Europe Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
15. Europe Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
16. Germany Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
17. Germany Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
18. Germany Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
19. Germany Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
20. France Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
21. France Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
22. France Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
23. France Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
24. UK Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
25. UK Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material , 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
26. UK Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
27. UK Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
28. Asia Pacific Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
29. Asia Pacific Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
30. Asia Pacific Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
31. Asia Pacific Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
32. China Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
33. China Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
34. China Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
35. China Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
36. Japan Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
37. Japan Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
38. Japan Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
39. Japan Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
40. India Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
41. India Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
42. India Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
43. India Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
44. Latin America Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
45. Latin America Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material - 2020 (USD Million)
46. Latin America Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
47. Latin America Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
48. Brazil Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
49. Brazil Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material - 2020 (USD Million)
50. Brazil Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
51. Brazil Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
52. Middle East and Africa Epichlorohydrin market volume, by raw material, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
53. Middle East and Africa Epichlorohydrin market revenue, by raw material - 2020 (USD Million)
54. Middle East and Africa Epichlorohydrin market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
55. Middle East and Africa Epichlorohydrin market revenue, application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)


List of Figures

1. Market research process
2. Market research methodology
3. Global Epichlorohydrin market revenue, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4. Porter’s five forces analysis
5. Epichlorohydrin: Market attractiveness analysis, by raw material segment
6. Epichlorohydrin: Market attractiveness analysis, by application segment
7. Epichlorohydrin : Market attractiveness analysis, by regional segment
8. Company market share analysis, 2014 and 2020
9. Global Epichlorohydrin market revenue share by raw material, 2014 and 2020
10. Global propylene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
11. Global glycerin market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

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Zion Research uses the synergy of combination of both primary research and secondary research for its research reports. For this study, we have conducted extensive primary research, wherein we have conducted in-depth interviews of the key opinion leader of this industry. Primary research make up for the biggest chunk of our data sources in addition to secondary research.

We referred to product literature of leading industry participants, annual reports, press releases, government publications, and other relevant sources for data collection and analysis thereof. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies.  

Zion Research has collected key data related to the Epichlorohydrin Market and analyzed these data using a variety of methods. The market dynamics have been ascertained following a detailed study of the micro, meso, and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Global Epichlorohydrin Market. The quantitative analysis involved the application of various projection and sampling techniques. The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions.

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically partake in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals

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  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
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  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports

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Based on the research results and technical insights thus gathered, Zion research analysts have provided a comprehensive analysis of the varied aspects of the market. The impact of global economic conditions and other macroeconomic indicators was also considered when assessing the market.

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  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
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  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.

Epichlorohydrin is an organochlorine compound majorly used in the production of glycerol, plastics, epoxy glues and resins, and elastomers.  Major chunk of the epichlorohydrin produced annually is employed in the production of synthetic glycerin. It is used as an intermediate in chemical synthesis; however, it is not available as a consumer good or commodity. It is a colorless liquid with a characteristic chloroform-like odour that is manufactured using chlorine, propylene and milk of lime as raw materials. Epichlorohydrin is poorly soluble in water. Epichlorohydrin can be manufactured through the allyl chloride route in two steps: addition of hypochlorous acid and reaction with base to give epoxide. In the other method, epichlorohydrin is reacted with bisphenol A diglycidyl ether to obtain resins and polymers that are employed in end-user industries such as pharmaceutical and personal care.

Increasing demand for epoxy resins from industries such as paints & coatings, agrochemicals and textiles is expected to drive the demand for the epichlorohydrin over the next few years. In addition, growing demand for synthetic glycerin in various applications is expected to fuel the demand for epichlorohydrin further. However, presence of stringent regulations on the usage of epichlorohydrin owing to its harmful effects on health and environment is likely to curb the demand for epichlorohydrin in the near future. Nonetheless, increase in the production of bio-based epichlorohydrin is expected to open growth avenues for the epichlorohydrin market over the years.

Epichlorohydrin market

The epichlorohydrin market is segmented by its raw materials viz. propylene and glycerin. Traditionally, epichlorohydrin is majorly produced via petro-based feedstock propylene.  However, companies have started focusing on using glycerin which in turn is slowing replacing propylene. The increasing availability of bio-based glycerin from biodiesel production is making bio-based epichlorohydrin production possible. Thus, glycerin is expected to be the fastest growing raw material segment of the market within the forecast period.

The epichlorohydrin market is segmented into applications such as adhesives, paper & pulp, textiles, water treatment, electronics & electrical, and others. Paints & coatings dominated the epichlorohydrin market in 2014 owing to the growing demand for epichlorohydrin based anti corrosion coatings in the automobile industry. Electronics & electrical application segment witnessed tremendous growth in the market in 2014 and accounted for more than 18% share in the market. Moreover, applications such as textiles, adhesives etc are expected to grow at an above average rate within the forecast period.

Asia Pacific was the largest regional market of epichlorohydrin in 2014, owing to high demand for epichlorohydrin based products in China and India. Currently, China accounts for the major chunk of the global epichlorohydrin market. Asia Pacific is also the fastest growing region for epichlorohydrin market owing to the increasing demand for epichlorohydrin  in South Korea and Taiwan. This trend is expected to continue within the forecast period. Europe followed Asia Pacific in terms of epichlorohydrin demand in 2014. The demand for epichlorohydrin in Europe is ascribed to its increasing demand in paints & coating applications in Germany and France.  Regulatory concerns regarding the harmful effects of ECH on health and environment and decreasing profit margins of manufacturers are estimated to hamper the ECH market in the near future in the North America.Thus, North America is expected to witness average growth in the near future.

Some of the key participants in the epichlorohydrin market are Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Solvay, Aditya Birla Chemicals , Osaka Soda , Spolchemie A.S., Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd, Samsung Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd, The Dow Chemical Company, Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Group Co., and Hexion Inc.The epichlorohydrin market is consolidated in nature.

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