Epichlorohydrin (ECH) Market Estimated 1,926 Kilo Tons by 2017

        Epichlorohydrin (ECH) Market Estimated 1,926 Kilo Tons by 2017

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  DALLAS, February 28, 2013

DALLAS, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The report " Epichlorohydrin (ECH) Market , By Applications (Epoxy Resins,
Synthetic Glycerin, Water Treatment Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals) and Feedstock
(Propylene, Glycerin) - Global Market Trends and Forecast To 2017 " defines
and segments the global ECH market by volume consumed and revenues generated.
The epichlorohydrin consumption will grow from an estimated 1,520 kilo tons in
2012 to 1,926 kilo tons by 2017, growing with a CAGR of 4.8% during the same


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Rapid expansion in Asia coupled with high growth in the end-user segments is
driving the ECH market. On account of ever increasing demand for bio-based ECH
or green ECH, the market will experience a surge in demand in the near future.

ECH is mainly used as a raw material in the manufacture of epoxy resins which
finds extensive application in various industries such as paints, electrical &
electronics, construction and wind turbines. The rapid growth of these
end-user industries will drive the overall growth of ECH industry.

Generally, the ECH production process uses propylene as major raw material.
Due to industry trends which are favoring the use bio-based products, ECH
manufacturers are shifting towards the usage of glycerin-based ECH. Several
companies such as U.S-based Dow Chemical Company, Belgium's Solvay SA, South
Korea headquartered Samsung Fine Chemical, and many Chinese companies have
already started using renewable feedstock glycerin to produce ECH.

U.S-based Dow Chemical Company dominates the ECH market leading the other
market players such as China's Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd and
Belgium-based Solvay SA by a significant margin. Around 74% of the market
share is captured by top ten companies producing ECH. Several small players
also exist in the ECH market.

The Epichlorohydrin Market report forecasts volume and revenue of the global
ECH market and its various submarkets with respect to main regions such as
Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the world. Major
countries such as China, U.S., Taiwan, Germany, etc. were also analyzed.

The report segments the global ECH market by technology, application, end use,
and geography. It also focuses on market share analysis, and market metrics
such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities. Top and local players in the
global ECH market have been identified and profiled.

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