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Stilbene Market Size By Type (E Stilbene [By Purity {96%, 98%, 99%}, By Application {Phosphor, Scintillator, Dye Laser, Optical Brighteners, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industry}], Z Stilbene [By Purity {95%, 96%, 97%}, By Application {Phosphor, Scintillator, Dyes, Optical Brighteners}]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4961
  • Published Date: Feb 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Stilbene Market Size

Global Stilbene market size exceeded USD 1,835 million in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2020 and 2026 owing to rising demand for the product from the paint industry as it is used in dye production. Stilbenes are used for manufacturing optical brighteners, industrial dyes and phosphor. Stilbenes exist in two forms which are cis-stilbene and trans-stilbene amongst which trans-stilbene is more stable. Increasing consumption of trans-stilbene in manufacturing scintillators and phosphorous is likely to further escalate market growth.

Stilbene derivatives are low molecular weight compounds used as good and effective brightening agents owing to their good chemical and thermal resistance which offers a long fluorescence effect. The product is widely used for synthesis of textile and paper and for production of scintillator in combination with polymers.

Stilbene Market Outlook

The demand for dye laser for dermatology application is likely to boost the product demand. Consumer inclination towards external beauty along with rising expenditure on health should boost the stilbene market growth. Rising consumer awareness about the benefits and process of non-invasive beauty treatments is likely to raise the stilbene product demand. Moreover, high investments in R&D for development of smart laser technologies should stimulate the market demand.

Growing demand for LED lighting technology should lead to growth of Stilbene market. The high efficiency and low operational cost of LED lights have raised the demand for phosphor based fluorescent lighting use. Industries including automobile and electronics have high demand for phosphor-based LED lights. Furthermore, pertaining to environmental protection by reducing carbon footprint has raised the demand for LED lights.

Stilbene Market Analysis

Stilbene Market from E-stilbene

E-stilbene segment surpassed USD 1400 million in 2020 and should register significant growth in the forecasted period. E-stilbene is also known as trans stilbene which is highly soluble in organic solvents including ether and benzene. E-stilbene is used based on its purity level for different industrial applications for production of scintillators, dye laser and optical brighteners which should stimulate the stilbene market sales.

In 2020, the E-stilbene by purity products was estimated to be over USD 1400 million which is likely to grow the stilbene market value. E- stilbene is available in different ranges such as 96%, 98% and 99% which has different applications based on their purity percent. 98% E stilbene is used as raw material mainly for organic synthesis. 96% E stilbene is used for transition metal dihydroxylation and other applications including manufacturing of non-steroidal synthetic estrogen. Availability of stilbene in different purity levels has led to easy use of the product for industrial applications which should raise the stilbene market share from manufacturers.

Stilbene Market from Z-stilbene

Global Z stilbene market from dye laser applications is expected to surpass USD 220 million by 2026. Z stilbene has increased demand owing to its application for dye manufacturing. The dye lasers use an organic dye for its application as lasing medium in the form of liquid solution. Z stilbene is easily soluble in liquid solvents and therefore used for application of dye laser.

The dye lasers have wide application in spectroscopy, medicine and astronomy. Stilbene are used in drug formulations that are used for cancer prevention which is likely to raise the product demand from pharmaceutical industry. Growing technological advancements along with rising demand for the product for pharmaceutical applications should boost the stilbene market growth.

E stilbene is widely used for production of azo dyes which has industrial application and should stimulate the product demand. The reaction of aniline and E stilbene produces azo dye which is widely used in textile industry for treating textiles. Moreover, azo dye produced by E stilbene find numerous applications in paints, rubbers and plastics owing its excellent colouring property which may accelerate the E stilbene market trends.

Stilbene Market by Region

North America should register over 7% gains by the end of 2026. The region is witnessing rising number of chemical manufacturers which should raise the demand for stilbene. Furthermore, the establishment of solid chemical industries represents ample growth opportunities in the U.S. region. In 2020, the North American stilbene market share was estimated to be over 40 tons which should lead to business growth in coming years. North America is estimated to be the largest supplier for stilbene after Asia-Pacific which shows opportunity in the region.

Growing industries including textile, automotive and healthcare have wide application of stilbene which is likely to accelerate the stilbene market revenue. Stilbene is widely used in production of sensors and light in medical diagnostic machines.  Increasing number of diseases including heart disease, diabetes and other health issues has raised the application of sensor-based medical diagnostic techniques. Moreover, growing textile and automotive industry is expected to boost the polymer industry. 

Stilbene Market Share

Stilbene industry is consolidated with market players including

  • Huntsman International LLC.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Dayglo Color Corp
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Rudolf GmbH
  • Aron Universal
  • Kolorjet Chemicals Pvt Ltd.
  • Milliken Chemical and Zhejiang Transfar Whyyon Chemical Co.
  • Paramount Minerals and Chemicals

Companies are primarily engaged in strategic acquisitions to expand production capacity and strengthen their existing distribution network.

Archroma is a global leader in specialty chemicals and color and has its headquarters based in Reinach, Switzerland. Archroma acquired BASF’s Stilbene based optical brightening agent business for powder detergent and paper application in December 2019. The acquisition included optical brightening agent technology, portfolio and manufacturing unit. This acquisition of Archroma should boost product application for production of optical brightening and supply capacity of Stilbene which should lead to growth of the stilbene market.

Global Stilbene market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue in USD million from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

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By Type·   

  • E Stilbene 
    • By Purity
      • 96%
      • 98%
      • 99% 
  • By Application
    • Phosphor
    • Scintillator
    • Dye
    • Laser
    • Optical Brighteners
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Chemical Industry 
  • Z Stilbene 
    • By Purity
      • 95%
      • 96%
      • 97%

By Application

  • Phosphor
  • Scintillator
  • Dyes
  • Optical Brighteners

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

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) :

Global Stilbene market revenue was recorded at USD 1,835 million in 2019 and will grow at 7.5% CAGR through 2026 due to its increasing demand across the paint industry.

E-stilbene market revenue was valued at USD 1400 million in 2020 and will grow owing to easy usage for industry applications.

Z stilbene market revenue from dye laser applications is set to be recorded at over USD 220 million by 2026 as it is easily soluble in liquid solvents.

North America stilbene market will record 7% gains through 2026 owing to the increasing number of Chemical manufacturers.

Stilbene Market Scope

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  • Companies covered: 41
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