According to the latest report by IMARC Group “Propylene Oxide Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026”, The global propylene oxide market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026.
Propylene oxide (C3H6O), also called epoxypropane, refers to a synthetic cyclic ether usually manufactured by the dehydrochlorination of propylene chlorohydrin or the indirect oxidation of propylene. It is a clear, volatile, flammable liquid that is soluble in water and alcohol and non-corrosive to metals. Consequently, it is extensively used in automotive, electronics, textile, and furnishing and as a raw material in manufacturing various chemicals.
The expanding applications of propylene oxide across several end-use industries are primarily driving the propylene oxide market. Propylene glycol ethers and polyether polyols derived from propylene oxide are often used in the automotive, textile, construction, automotive, and aerospace sectors. They are also adopted as fumigants to contain insect infestations and bacterial contamination in soil and packaged food products. Furthermore, small quantities of propylene oxide can be used for sterilizing medical equipment. Moreover, it is also used as a transitional fluid for tissue processing in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Besides this, a significant growth in the food processing sector is propelling the demand for packaged food products, thereby further driving the market for propylene oxide.
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The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the key players operating in the market.
Some of these key players include:
- AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
- Air Liquide S.A.
- BASF SE
- Dow Inc.
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Huntsman International LLC
- Ineos Chemicals Company
- LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.
- Mitsui Chemicals
- Repsol S.A.
- Royal Dutch Shell PLC
- Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Aramco)
- SK Chemicals Co. Ltd.
- Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
- Tokuyama Corporation.
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The report has segmented the market on the basis of Product Type, End-User and Region.
Breakup by Production Process:
- Chlorohydrin Process (CHPO)
- Styrene Monomer Process
- Hydrogen Peroxide Process
- TBA Co-Product Process
- Cumene-based Process
Breakup by Application:
- Polyether Polyols
- Propylene Glycols
- Propylene Glycol Ethers (PGE)
- Polyalkylene Glycols
Breakup by End Use Industry:
- Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
- Textile and Furnishing
Breakup by Region:
- North America (United States, Canada)
- Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
- Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
- Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
- Middle East and Africa
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