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Global Ortho-xylene Market 2017 - Segmented by Product, Application & Geography - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Ortho-xylene Market - Segmented by Product, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2017 - 2022)" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Almost 90% of ortho-xylene (OX) produced, globally, is consumed during the production of phthalic anhydride (PA), which has uses in phthalate plasticizers, principally dioctyl phthalate (DOP), used to modify compound polymers, primarily polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins; in unsaturated polyesters resins (UPRs) used in glass-reinforced thermoset engineering applications, such as construction, marine, and transportation; and in alkyd resins used mainly in solvent-based coatings for architectural, machinery, furniture, and fixture application.

The growing construction industry, coupled with fast-paced development in the automobile industry, is expected to drive the demand for ortho-xylene, during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). Additionally, the growing paints and adhesive industries are expected to accelerate the demand for ortho-xylene, over the next few years. This forms the basis for market segmentation into paints, cosmetics, glass-reinforced thermosets and solvents like bactericides, soya bean herbicides and lube oil additives.

However, acute inhalation or exposure to ortho-xylene in humans causes irritation to eyes and neurological effects. Furthermore, the chronic exposure of ortho-xylenes affects the central nervous system, cardiovascular, and kidneys, as it reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Thus, stringent regulations on the use of ethylene may act as a roadblock to the growth of the ortho-xylene market in near future.

Companies Mentioned:

  • Creasyn Finechem (Tianjin) Co., ltd.
  • Reliance industries ltd.
  • Puritan Products, Inc.
  • Formosa chemicals & fibre corporation
  • DynaChem Inc.
  • Sinopec
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Shell Chemicals
  • UOP
  • Sunoco Chemicals Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Chemicals
  • Doe & Ingalls Inc.
  • Minda Petrochemicals (P) Limited

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights

4. Market Dynamics

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis

6. Regional Market Analysis

7. Future of the Market

8. Competitive Landscape

9. Company Profiles

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [609149].

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