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5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market Size by Application (Research, Organic Synthesis, Terephthalic Acid & Related Derivatives), Industry Outlook Report, Application Development, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4884
  • Published Date: Dec 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market Size

5-Isopropyl-m-xylene market size exceeded USD 145 million globally in 2019 and is estimated to grow at over 7% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Growth in oil & gas sector along with rise in research activities to develop novel products and Rising consumption of plastic packaging should drive product demand.

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene is also known by 3,5-dimethylcumene or 3,5-dimethylisopropylbenzene and is majorly a laboratory chemical which is used for terephthalic acid preparation and its related derivatives. The product is primarily utilized for the synthesis of terephthalic acid and its derivatives which are consumed in the production of polyester films & fibers, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins.

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market Outlook

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Rapid population growth has led to increasing requirement for bottled water thus stimulating the demand for PET packaging. The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 has resulted in increasing popularity of single-use plastics among businesses and consumers owing to its disposable nature which reduces the possibility of transmission of the virus. The booming e-commerce industry along with technological advancement in digital printing has led to increasing demand for flexible packaging, which should accelerate the growth of 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market.

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market Analysis

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market by Research Chemical

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5-Isopropyl-m-xylene finds growing usage in organic synthesis as well as research chemicals in different industries which include life science, proteomics research, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Rising chemical reagents demand for research and commercial programs should drive the 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market share over the forecast timeframe. Growth in R&D programs for the novel products developments will increase the product penetration globally. Global 5-isopropyl-m-xylene consumption is likely to surpass 3,060 tons by 2026 which indicates ample market growth opportunities.

Technological advancements in the field of nucleic acid testing and tissue & cell culture is likely to boost 5-isopropyl-m-xylene demand. The research industry is witnessing an increase in adoption of monoclonal antibody therapeutics and cell culture manufacturing, which is likely to boost research chemicals demand.

5-isopropyl-m-xylene is also used for chemical intermediates production which including 3,5-xylenol which is used in the formulation of different pesticides and insecticides. The product also finds application as a solvent for silver nanoparticle inks and perylene pigments preparation.

Growth in corrosion-resistant materials demand which include phenacryl resins and vinylester due to rise in infrastructure developments has registered an increase in hydroperoxides consumption. Hydroperoxides are vital compounds which are essential in curing of vinylester and phenacryl resins in cobalt accelerator presence.

5-isopropyl-m-xylene is an essential raw material used for hydroperoxides production with liquid-phase catalytic oxidation-based process. Rise in urbanization along with improvement in economic growth should boost construction development in China, India, Mexico, and Brazil. The Chinese construction industry was valued at over USD 960 billion in 2019, which should boost the 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market growth.

As per the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, the product is classified into flammable liquid. The product can cause significant health risks which can include respiratory tract irritation due to inhalation and skin irritation on exposure. The hazardous nature along with the risk of explosion due to flammability is likely to restrain 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market growth over the forecast timeframe.

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market by Organic Synthesis

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Global 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market is bifurcated into applications which includes research, organic synthesis and terephthalic acid & related derivatives. Organic synthesis-based application was valued over USD 29 million in 2019 and should register healthy growth rates. The compound is used production of different organic chemicals which include hydroperoxide and ethylcumene through oxidation process and are used in various such as healthcare and pulp & paper. These chemicals are used due to their antiseptic and belching properties.

Growth in xylenol demand which is used a solvent in oil and mining industries in regions such as North America and Middle East due to rise in oil & gas sector should boost 5-isopropyl-m-xylene demand. It is one of the important raw material for xylenol production. COVID-19 outbreak is also likely to support the 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market sales which is an alkylbenzene due to growth in surfactants & detergents industry.

5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market by Region

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North America should witness considerable gains to witness sales of over USD 40 million by the end of 2026. The region is witnessing a growth in investment in downstream petroleum operations along with shale gas extraction.

U.S. is the major user of 5-isopropyl-m-xylene in the North American region. The U.S. oil & gas sector is driven by the adoption of various technological advancements which include machine learning tools to provide intelligence cost savings and pending events. In the recent years, the U.S. has become a net exporter of oil & petroleum products.

The U.S. oil exports are also likely to surpass Russia & is likely to come close to Saudi Arabia over the forecast period. The IEA estimates that increase in oil production over the next decade is likely to be witnessed from the U.S. The U.S. oil & gas sector revenue was over USD 175 billion in the year 2018 which is likely to support the 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market revenue over the forecast period.

 5-Isopropyl-m-Xylene Market Share

Global 5-isopropyl-m-xylene industry share is moderately concentrated. Companies are majorly looking for growth channels to increase the market presence through activities which include mergers & acquisition along with the increase in production capacity to meet the industry demand. Key industry participants include

  • Tokyo Chemicals
  • Sigma Aldrich Spectrum Chemicals
  • Toronto Research Chemicals
  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology
  • J&K Scientific

In August 2019, LGC Standards Canada Limited (LGC) announced a majority stake acquisition in Toronto Research Chemicals to increase its regional presence and also increase the product portfolio. This acquisition strategy will help LGC to enhance product offerings and increase the market share, particularly in North American region.

In September 2017, Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp. announced to enter into a distribution agreement with Cole-Parmer for distributing its fine chemicals products in the U.S. market. This strategy will help Spectrum Chemical to increase the sales of 5-isopropyl-m-xylene products along with capturing the 5-Isopropyl-m-xylene market share.

The global 5-isopropyl-m-xylene market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons & revenue in USD thousand from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

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By Application

  • Research Chemical
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Terephthalic Acid and Related Derivatives

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for 5-Isopropyl-m-xylene will record a CAGR of more than 7% up to 2026 owing to the rise in demand for chemical intermediaries and the steady growth of the oil & gas sector.

The market share from organic synthesis segment had reached USD 29 million during 2019 with the use in production of organic chemicals like ethylcumene and hydroperoxide.

North America is expected to surpass USD 40 million in sales due to the growing investments in shale gas exploration and downstream petroleum operations.

The global consumption of 5-Isopropyl-m-xylene is anticipated to reach 3,060 tons by 2026 with increasing number of R&D programs to develop novel products.

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 129
  • Countries covered: 19
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