Epichlorohydrin is a clear colorless liquid with sweet, pungent or chloroform like odor. The reactive groups epoxide ring and chlorine atom, make Epichlorohydrin a highly reactive compound. It is miscible with most of the organic solvents like alcohol, ether, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride etc.
Epichlorohydrin is commercially manufactured by chlorination of propylene at high temperature followed by treatment with hypochlorous acid and alkali. Epichlorohydrin exposure causes nausea, vomiting, irritation of eyes and respiratory tracts. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had classified Epichlorohydrin under Group B2, human carcinogen.
Epichlorohydrin has a variety of applications like it is used in the synthesis of epoxy resins, ion exchange resins, rubbers, agricultural products. It is mainly used in polymer industry for the synthesis of epoxy resins. Painting, Electronic & Electrical and Adhesive are the major end-users for Epichlorohydrin.
This report provides information on Epichlorohydrin market size for the year 2014-2016, and forecast of the same for year 2021. It alsfocuses on market drivers, challenges, restraints, market dynamics, growth indicators, competitive landscape, potential growth opportunities and other key aspects with respect tEpichlorohydrin market.
Asia Pacific is the major manufacturer and consumer of Epichlorohydrin and there is a growing demand for the product. The European market is alson growing trend due tan increased demand from various industries. The demand from USA market is affected by the regulatory concern, due thazardous effects of Epichlorohydrin on the environment and is estimated tgrow with the moderate rate in the coming years. The market is dominated by few major players, which indeed has become a major challenge for the new entrants.
This report identifies global Epichlorohydrin market on the basis of end-users and regional market as follows:
- On the basis of End Users, Epichlorohydrin is used widely in: Paints and Coatings, Electronic and Electrical, Adhesives, Paper, Inks and Dyes, Textiles, Water treatment industry, Oil industry, Automotive industry, Agrochemical industry, Others
- This report is further segmented based on potential markets for Epichlorohydrin. A detailed analysis by region – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW), has been provided in this report
This report looks intall the major companies operating in the supply and manufacturing of Epichlorohydrin. Some of the major companies’ profiles are as follows:
- The Dows Chemical Company
- SumitomChemical Co., Ltd.
- Aditya Birla Chemicals
- Osaka Soda