How is the Global Market for Controversial Mass-Product Plasticizers?

How is the Global Market for Controversial Mass-Product Plasticizers? It is used in large quantities to make plastics, elastomers, paints and varnishes and adhesives smooth and flexible. The most recent, fourth, by market research firm Ceresana plasticizers report, predicts that this controversial but hitherto indispensable material could rise to 2024 billion tonnes worldwide by 9.75.

Persistent Phthalates

Because phthalates are considered harmful to health and the environment and are already banned in many applications, the processes of plasticizers are increasingly looking for phthalate-free alternatives. With this, DEHP (bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) is still the most used type of plasticizer with 2016 million tons in 3.07. About one-third of the plasticizer market, DINP (diisononyl phthalate) and DIDP (diisodecyl phthalate) phthalates. However, DEHP is falling below average growth rates and will likely continue to lose market share. In contrast, Ceresana analysts, respectively, DINP / DIDP and non-phthalates They expect an increased demand volume to develop at growth rates of 3,6% and 3,2% for

Flexible Cable Sleeves

The most important application area is plastic products, about 87% of all plasticizers were used for this sector in 2016. Plasticizers are used especially for PVC. For these films alone it is 2.14 million tons, cables and profiles closely follow these values. The demand for plasticizers used in rubber products, paints and varnishes as well as adhesives is quite low. Ceresana until 2024, cables and cable sheaths expects the highest increases in plasticizer demand for

The plastics industry in Asia-Pacific accounted for about 2016% of global demand in 59. Due to above-average growth rates, demand in this region will likely rise to around 6 million tons in the coming years. After Asia, Western Europe was second with 2016% in 12.1, followed by North America with 11.5%.

Source : chemeurope

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