Environmental Sentiments & High Feedstock Costs Put Pressure on DOP Marketers According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

Sep 6th, 2011

LONDON – Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) producers from the advanced economies are facing a challenging period. Just as the whole plasticisers industry, dioctyl phthalate segment of the chemical market has been adversely affected by the pressure coming from environmentalists. The material is a subject to be phased out in case no authorization is acquired until summer 2013. Accounting for around 65% of the total low-phthalate market, DOP production is expected to be switched to high-phthalate plasticisers. Rising feedstock costs have also impacted the DOP market.

A number of dioctyl phthalate producers have reduced their capacities; nevertheless the produced volume far outpaces the approximate consumption on the developed markets. Thus in Europe the total DOP capacity reaches 200 thousand tonnes annually while demand in this region is twice as small.

Global, regional and country markets of dioctyl phthalate are fully reviewed and analysed in the new market research study “Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast” that presents a detailed examination of the present market standing, historical background and forecasts and covers comprehensive topical data on the key dioctyl phthalate market metrics.

Report Details:

Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast
Published: June, 2011
Pages: 100

More specifically, the report offers full-view picture of dioctyl phthalate market. The key issues and metrics analysed in the study are:

  • key dioctyl phthalate market participants (producers and suppliers) and their activities;
  • dioctyl phthalate production, consumption, market volume and trade statistics;
  • dioctyl phthalate developments and trends;
  • dioctyl phthalate recent and forecast prices;  
  • dioctyl phthalate market forecasts for 5 years ahead.

The research on dioctyl phthalate has been prepared by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry. “Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast” is incorporated into the catalogue “Petrochemicals”, which also covers  Benzene, Caprolactam (CPL), Ethylbenzene (EB), Ethylene, Formaldehyde, Melamine, Orthoxylene, Paraxylene, Phenol, Phthalic Anhydride (PA), Toluene markets.



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