US demand for amines will rise 3.3 percent annually through 2015. Ethanolamines will remain the largest and fastest-growing type, with their use in glyphosate herbicides the most commercially significant segment. Specialty amines will also do well, boosted in part by a rebound in plastics processing applications and expanding uses for polyetheramines.
This study analyzes the $2.8 billion US amines industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., ethanolamines, alkylamines, fatty amines, specialty amines, ethyleneamines) and market (e.g., agricultural chemicals, cleaning products, personal care products, petroleum, natural gas processing, water treatment).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and capacity share, and profiles 23 industry players, including DuPont, BASF and INEOS.