Oxo Alcohols Market Size by Product (N-Butanol, 2-Ethylhexanol, Iso-Butanol), By Application (Plasticizers, Acrylate, Acetate, Glycol Ether, Solvents, Adhesives, Lube Oil Additive), Regional Outlook, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

Published Date: Nov 2017  |  Report ID: GMI2224  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 170   |   Base Year: 2016

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Oxo Alcohols Market size was over USD 14.5 billion in 2016 and consumption should exceed 13 million tons by 2024. Increasing plasticizer demand in automotive, consumer goods, and construction industries should incur industry growth. 

Growing plasticizers demand in construction and packaging industries along with increasing application scope in solvent formulations for usage in printing inks and additives for cleaners & polish may drive the oxo alcohols market share. These products are hydrogenated aldehydes manufactured by adding hydrogen and carbon mono oxide to an olefin.

Oxo Alcohols Market Statistics

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Global plasticizers demand was over 7.5 million tons in 2016 and expects steady gains over the forecast timeframe. Asia Pacific, driven by India and China, accounted for over 40% of the total plasticizers demand in 2016. Plasticizers are used as additive to enhance the fluidity or plasticity of the product. Most of the plasticizers are utilized for primarily used for making polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products which are used in applications which include flooring, wire & cables and PVC films.

Oxo alcohols finds strong application scope in air conditioning & refrigeration, transportation, chemical processing, paints, coatings & adhesives, lubricants and consumer goods. Consumer inclination and dependency on polymer-based products along with growing emphasis on cost minimization may throttle the oxo alcohols market growth. 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH) and n-butanol are majorly consumed type of oxo-alcohols which should sustain the industry growth during forecast period.

Acrylates manufactured from oxo alcohols are used as intermediate for packaging, textile, and automotive sectors. Global acrylate segment should exceed over USD 10 billion by 2024 owing to strong application outlook in construction & coatings sector. This growth in demand can be attributed to changing lifestyle, infrastructural developments, increasing disposable incomes, and rise in renovation & refurbishment activities.

Key raw materials used in commercial production include propylene, ethylene, and acetylene which act as intermediates in the production of solvents, acetates, ether, and plasticizers. These raw materials are derived from petrochemical based feedstocks and any fluctuation in crude oil index may impact supply & industry profitability and affect oxo alcohols market price trend.

Oxo Alcohols Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2016
Market Size in 2016:14.5 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2017 to 2024
Forecast Period 2017 to 2024 CAGR:5%
2024 Value Projection:20 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2013 to 2016
No. of Pages:170
Tables, Charts & Figures:177
Segments covered:Product, Application, and Region

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Market, By Application

Plasticizers application segment should exceed $9 billion by 2024 owing to strong application scope in polymer industry. Plasticizers when added in polymers increase plasticity, viscosity, and decreasing molecular attraction between polymeric chains making it flexible & durable. Growing demand for PVC, plasticizer-based concrete, flexible wallboard and ester based plastics should drive the oxo alcohols market value.

Lube oil additive application should witness gains at over 3% during forecast timeframe. Increasing demand for efficient lubrication system in automobiles and machinery may drive the oxo alcohols market demand. These products used in lubricants act as dispersants and synthesis intermediates promoting its use in lubricants thereby contributing towards oxo alcohols industry growth.

Oxo Alcohols Market by Application

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Oxo alcohols segment from solvents application might depict significant growth during forecast timeframe. N-butanol in solvent form is used in production of coatings as dehydrating agent to prevent blushing while drying in humid conditions. These solvents are also used in cellulose nitrate lacquers improving flow, gloss and resistance to adverse climatic conditions.

Market, By Product

2-Ethylhexanol based oxo alcohols market should witness growth surpass $10 billion by 2024 due to its extensive usage in downstream application in production of Di-2-Ethyl Hexyl Phthalate (DEHP) and 2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate. These products are widely used in petrochemical industry owing to its lower emission rates & fuel performance enhancements.

Iso-butanol based segment should grow at over 4% during forecast timeframe owing to its positive application outlook in production of paints, wood varnishes, industrial & household coatings and adhesives. These products offer flexibility, good adhesion to surface, improved flow, gloss, and climatic resistance complimenting the oxo alcohols market outlook.

Market, By Region

Europe led by Germany, Italy, and Spain will witness moderate gains at over 3.5% during forecast timeframe. Rise in automotive production rates along with presence of major OEMs and lubricant manufacturers should propel regional oxo alcohols market. Strong transportation network spanning over pipelines and marine modes should strengthen regional product demand.

China should surpass $3.5 billion by 2024 attributing to extensive demand for paints, coatings, adhesives & varnishes and reinforced regional construction spending and lubricants demand from vehicular sector. Low cost production with lenient government regulations on its usage should drive regional oxo alcohols market trends.

France oxo alcohols should implicate strong gains during forecast timeframe owing to their revamped packaging & textile industry. Growing concern of goods manufacturers towards safe packaging in order to reduce logistic loss during transit should boost packaging material demand thus positively affecting the oxo alcohols market trends.

Competitive Market Share

Global oxo alcohols industry share is moderately fragmented with industry participants including LG Chem, Dow Chemical, Evonik, BASF, Eastman Chemical, Andhra Petrochemicals and ExxonMobil.

Industry participants focus on enhancing their production capacity to meet the demand supply gap by exercising mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. The companies are expanding their manufacturing plants towards South East Asian countries aiming to lower production cost and in order to evade stringent environment protection regulations from Europe and North America.

Industry Background

Oxo alcohols are prepared by reacting olefins with syngas under low pressure condition and presence of rhodium catalyst. The resultant aldehyde is hydrogenated to produce final product. These products have wide application outlook in printing inks, drugs, additives in polishers, cleaners, and solubilizer in textile industry. These products also act as intermediate in the production of plasticizers and solvents used in polymer, automotive and construction industries.

Oxo alcohols market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons and revenue in USD from 2013 to 2024, for the following segments:

By Application

  • Plasticizers
  • Acrylate
  • Acetate
  • Glycol Ether
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Lube Oil Additives
  • Others

By Product

  • N-Butanol
  • 2-Ethylhexanol
  • Iso-Butanol
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Brazil
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Oxo Alcohols Market size was over USD 14.5 billion in 2016
The worth of Oxo Alcohols Market is expected to reach a valuation of 20 bn by 2024.

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  • Published Date: Nov 2017
  • Pages: 170
  • Tables: 167
  • Charts / Figures: 10
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Countries covered: 19

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