Solvents

As the economy goes, so do solvents

US demand for solvents will rise at a modest pace through 2020, reflecting continued economic growth, and in particular, ongoing healthy increases in construction activity. Strength in both nonresidential and residential building construction will stimulate demand for construction-related materials, such as paint and coatings and adhesives and sealants. Although paint and coatings has experienced a shift to water-based formulations in recent years, as a result of environmental regulations concerning volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP), it will continue to be the largest market for solvents.

Shift to cleaner and green solvents continues

In a number of markets, solvent users will continue to transition toward green and less hazardous solvents that reduce emissions and lower toxicity. In many cases this shift is motivated by the need to meet tightening environmental regulations that address VOC and HAP emissions. However, public perception and consumer preference will also favor green products derived from renewable resources such as plant-based alcohols, soy methyl ester, and terpenes. Solvent users have responded to the preference for sustainably sourced, environmentally friendly products by the development and commercialization of not only all-new bio-based solvents, but also green versions of existing alcohols and glycols.

Oil and gas industry’s effect on solvents

The rapid expansion of US petroleum and natural gas production from 2010 to 2015 has helped drive solvent demand overall. Solvents are finding increasing use in oil drilling applications and in midstream equipment. Concerns about the impact of chemicals used in oil and natural gas production on wastewater have also supported demand for green solvents like soybean oil-based methyl esters and terpenes. Though solvent use by the oil and natural gas industry contracted in 2015 as the collapse in oil and natural gas prices reduced exploration activity, solvent consumption is expected to expand from the weak 2015 base going forward. The improving crude oil and natural gas prices, however, will also impact the competitiveness of conventional solvents, which had benefited in 2015 and 2016 from a better cost position compared to green solvents.

Study coverage

Solvents presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (alcohols, hydrocarbons, ketones, glycols, esters, chlorinated solvents, soy oil and derivatives, other) and market (printing inks, paint and coatings, cosmetics and toiletries, adhesives and sealants, cleaning products, construction, other). This study also considers market environment factors, assesses industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 US industry competitors.

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  1. Solvents

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  2. INTRODUCTION: SOLVENTS TO 2020

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: SOLVENTS TO 2020

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  5. Overview

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  6. SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2010 - 2025

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  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: SOLVENTS TO 2020

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  8. General

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  9. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

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  10. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

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  11. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

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  12. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2005 - 2025

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  13. Macroeconomic Outlook (1 of 2)

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  14. Macroeconomic Outlook (2 of 2)

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  15. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  16. Consumer Spending

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  17. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  18. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 3)

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  19. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 3)

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  20. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 3)

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  21. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  22. Food & Beverage Outlook (1 of 2)

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  23. Food & Beverage Outlook (2 of 2)

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  24. FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  25. Chemical Industry Outlook (1 of 2)

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  26. Chemical Industry Outlook (2 of 2)

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  27. CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS 2005 - 2025

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  28. Electronics Industry Outlook (1 of 3)

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  29. Electronics Industry Outlook (2 of 3)

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  30. Electronics Industry Outlook (3 of 3)

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  31. ELECTRONIC & COMPUTER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  32. Plastics & Rubber Industry Outlook

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  33. PLASTIC & RUBBER SHIPMENTS 2005 - 2025

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  34. Petroleum Refining Outlook

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  35. REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million barrels) 2005 - 2025

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  36. Solvents: Environmental & Regulatory Issues (1 of 2)

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  37. Solvents: Environmental & Regulatory Issues (2 of 2)

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  38. Solvents: Air Quality Issues (1 of 3)

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  39. Solvents: Air Quality Issues (2 of 3)

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  40. Solvents: Air Quality Issues (3 of 3)

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  41. Solvents: Worker Safety Issues

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  42. Solvents: Recycling

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  43. Solvents: Historical Market Trends (1 of 2)

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  44. Solvents: Historical Market Trends (2 of 2)

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  45. SOLVENT DEMAND, 2005 - 2015

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  46. Solvents: Pricing Trends

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  47. SOLVENT PRICING (dollars per pound) 2005 - 2025

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  48. Solvents: International Activity & Foreign Trade (1 of 2)

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  49. Solvents: International Activity & Foreign Trade (2 of 2)

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  50. PRODUCTS: SOLVENTS TO 2020

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  51. Solvents: Demand Overview (1 of 2)

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  52. Solvents: Demand Overview (2 of 2)

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  53. SOLVENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  54. SOLVENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015: VOLUME & VALUE (percent)

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  55. Green Solvents (1 of 2)

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  56. Green Solvents (2 of 2)

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  57. GREEN SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  58. GREEN SOLVENT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  59. CONVENTIONAL VS. GREEN SOLVENT DEMAND, 2005 - 2025 (billion pounds)

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  60. Alcohol Solvents: Overview

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  61. ALCOHOL SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  62. Alcohol Solvents: Ethanol

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  63. ETHANOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  64. Alcohol Solvents: Methanol (1 of 2)

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  65. Alcohol Solvents: Methanol (2 of 2)

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  66. METHANOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  67. Alcohol Solvents: Isopropanol (1 of 2)

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  68. Alcohol Solvents: Isopropanol (2 of 2)

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  69. ISOPROPANOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  70. Alcohol Solvents: Butanol (1 of 2)

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  71. Alcohol Solvents: Butanol (2 of 2)

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  72. BUTANOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  73. Other Alcohol Solvents (1 of 2)

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  74. Other Alcohol Solvents (2 of 2)

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  75. OTHER ALCOHOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  76. Alcohol Solvents: Market Share

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  77. ALCOHOL SOLVENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

    $60.00

  78. Hydrocarbon Solvents: Overview (1 of 2)

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  79. Hydrocarbon Solvents: Overview (2 of 2)

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  80. HYDROCARBON SOLVENT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  81. Hydrocarbon Solvents: Types

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  82. HYDROCARBON SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  83. Hydrocarbon Solvents: Producers

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  84. Glycol Solvents: Overview

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  85. GLYCOL SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  86. Propylene Glycol Solvents (1 of 2)

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  87. Propylene Glycol Solvents (2 of 2)

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  88. PROPYLENE GLYCOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  89. E-Series Glycol Ethers (1 of 2)

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  90. E-Series Glycol Ethers (2 of 2)

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  91. E-SERIES GLYCOL ETHER SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  92. Ethylene Glycol Solvents (1 of 2)

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  93. Ethylene Glycol Solvents (2 of 2)

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  94. ETHYLENE GLYCOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  95. P-Series Glycol Ethers (1 of 2)

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  96. P-Series Glycol Ethers (2 of 2)

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  97. P-SERIES GLYCOL ETHER SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  98. Other Glycol Solvents

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  99. OTHER GLYCOL SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  100. Glycol Solvents: Market Share

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  101. GLYCOL SOLVENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

    $60.00

  102. Ketone Solvents: Overview

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  103. KETONE SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  104. Ketone Solvents: Acetone (1 of 2)

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  105. Ketone Solvents: Acetone (2 of 2)

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  106. ACETONE SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  107. Methyl Ethyl Ketone

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  108. METHYL ETHYL KETONE SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  109. Other Ketone Solvents (1 of 2)

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  110. Other Ketone Solvents (2 of 2)

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  111. OTHER KETONE SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  112. Ketone Solvents: Market Share

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  113. KETONE SOLVENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

    $60.00

  114. Ester Solvents: Overview

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  115. ESTER SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  116. Ester Solvents: Ethyl Acetate

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  117. ETHYL ACETATE SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  118. Ester Solvents: Butyl Acetate

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  119. BUTYL ACETATE SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  120. Other Ester Solvents

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  121. OTHER ESTER SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  122. Ester Solvents: Market Share

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  123. ESTER SOLVENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

    $60.00

  124. Halogenated Solvents: Overview (1 of 2)

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  125. Halogenated Solvents: Overview (2 of 2)

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  126. HALOGENATED SOLVENT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  127. Halogenated Solvents: Methylene Chloride

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  128. Halogenated Solvents: Perchloroethylene

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  129. Halogenated Solvents: Trichloroethylene

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  130. Other Halogenated Solvents

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  131. Halogenated Solvents: Markets

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  132. HALOGENATED SOLVENT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  133. HALOGENATED SOLVENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

    $60.00

  134. Solvents: Soy Oil & Derivatives (1 of 2)

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  135. Solvents: Soy Oil & Derivatives (2 of 2)

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  136. SOY OIL & DERIVATIVE SOLVENT DEMAND (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  137. Other Solvents (1 of 2)

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  138. Other Solvents (2 of 2)

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  139. OTHER SOLVENTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  140. OTHER SOLVENTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  141. MARKETS: SOLVENTS TO 2020

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  142. Overview

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  143. SOLVENT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  144. Paint & Coatings: Industry Overview

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  145. PAINT & COATINGS SHIPMENTS (million gallons) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  146. Paint & Coatings: Solvent Demand (1 of 3)

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  147. Paint & Coatings: Solvent Demand (2 of 3)

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  148. Paint & Coatings: Solvent Demand (3 of 3)

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  149. PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY SECTOR & TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

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  150. PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  151. Printing Inks: Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  152. Printing Inks: Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  153. PRINTING INK SHIPMENTS 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  154. Printing Inks: Solvent Demand (1 of 3)

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  155. Printing Inks: Solvent Demand (2 of 3)

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  156. Printing Inks: Solvent Demand (3 of 3)

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  157. PRINTING INK MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  158. Cleaning Products: Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  159. Cleaning Products: Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  160. CLEANING PRODUCTS SHIPMENTS 2005 - 2025

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  161. Cleaning Products: Solvent Demand (1 of 2)

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  162. Cleaning Products: Solvent Demand (2 of 2)

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  163. CLEANING PRODUCTS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY SECTOR & TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  164. CLEANING PRODUCTS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  165. Oil & Gas: Industry Overview

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  166. OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION 2005 - 2025

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  167. Oil & Gas: Solvent Demand (1 of 2)

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  168. Oil & Gas: Solvent Demand (2 of 2)

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  169. OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  170. OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  171. Cosmetics & Toiletries: Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  172. Cosmetics & Toiletries: Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  173. COSMETICS & TOILETRIES SHIPMENTS (million dollars) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  174. Cosmetics & Toiletries: Solvent Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  175. Cosmetics & Toiletries: Solvent Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  176. COSMETICS & TOILETRIES MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  177. Adhesives & Sealants: Industry Overview

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  178. ADHESIVES & SEALANTS SHIPMENTS 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  179. Adhesives & Sealants: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  180. ADHESIVES & SEALANTS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  181. Construction: Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  182. Construction: Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  183. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2009 dollars) 2005 - 2025

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  184. Construction: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  185. CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY SECTOR & TYPE (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  186. CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SOLVENTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  187. Other Markets: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  188. OTHER MARKETS FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  189. Chemical Processing: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  190. CHEMICAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  191. Pharmaceuticals: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  192. PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  193. Transportation: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  194. TRANSPORTATION MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  195. Asphalt Production: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  196. ASPHALT PRODUCTION MARKET FOR SOLVENTS 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  197. Plastics & Rubber Processing: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  198. PLASTIC & RUBBER PROCESSING MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  199. Electronics: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  200. ELECTRONICS MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  201. Food & Beverage Processing: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  202. FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  203. Metal Processing: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  204. METAL PROCESSING MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  205. Agricultural Chemicals: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  206. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  207. Petroleum Refining: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  208. PETROLEUM REFINING MARKET FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  209. All Other Markets: Solvent Demand

    $35.00

  210. ALL OTHER MARKETS FOR SOLVENTS (million pounds) 2005 - 2025

    $60.00

  211. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: SOLVENTS TO 2020

    $625.00

  212. Industry Composition

    $35.00

  213. SOLVENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2015 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  214. Market Share

    $35.00

  215. US SOLVENT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2015 (percent)

    $60.00

  216. Market Leaders (1 of 2)

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  217. Market Leaders (2 of 2)

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  218. Industry Restructuring

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  219. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

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  220. Competitive Strategies

    $35.00

  221. Low Cost Leadership

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  222. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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  223. Research & Development

    $35.00

  224. Marketing & Product Differentiation (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  225. Marketing & Product Differentiation (2 of 2)

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  226. Quality & Service

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  227. COMPANY PROFILES: SOLVENTS TO 2020

    $1,680.00

  228. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  229. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

    $35.00

  230. Arkema SA

    $35.00

  231. Ashland Incorporated

    $35.00

  232. Axiall Corporation

    $35.00

  233. BASF SE (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  234. BASF SE (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  235. BP plc

    $35.00

  236. Cargill Incorporated

    $35.00

  237. Celanese Corporation (Fairway Methanol)

    $35.00

  238. Chemours Company

    $35.00

  239. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem)

    $35.00

  240. Croda International plc

    $35.00

  241. Dow Chemical Company (MEGlobal) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  242. Dow Chemical Company (MEGlobal) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  243. Dow Chemical Company (MEGlobal) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  244. Eastman Chemical Company (Dynaloy) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  245. Eastman Chemical Company (Dynaloy) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  246. Exxon Mobil Corporation

    $35.00

  247. Flotek Industries Incorporated (FC-PRO) (Florida Chemical)

    $35.00

  248. Honeywell International Incorporated

    $35.00

  249. Huntsman Corporation

    $35.00

  250. Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

    $35.00

  251. INEOS Group AG (INOVYN)

    $35.00

  252. Koch Industries Incorporated (INVISTA) (Flint Hills Resources)

    $35.00

  253. Kraton Performance Polymers LLC (Arizona Chemical)

    $35.00

  254. LyondellBasell Industries NV (La Porte Methanol) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  255. LyondellBasell Industries NV (La Porte Methanol) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  256. LyondellBasell Industries NV (La Porte Methanol) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  257. Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    $35.00

  258. Methanex Corporation

    $35.00

  259. Monument Chemical Incorporated

    $35.00

  260. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OxyChem)

    $35.00

  261. OCI Partners LP

    $35.00

  262. Olin Corporation

    $35.00

  263. OXEA Sàrl

    $35.00

  264. PBF Energy Incorporated (Chalmette) (Toledo Refining)

    $35.00

  265. Petróleos de Venezuela SA (CITGO)

    $35.00

  266. Phillips 66

    $35.00

  267. Royal Dutch Shell plc (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  268. Royal Dutch Shell plc (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  269. Sasol NA Limited

    $35.00

  270. Solvay SA (Coatis) (Novecare) (INOVYN) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  271. Solvay SA (Coatis) (Novecare) (INOVYN) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  272. Symrise AG (Pinova) (Renessenz)

    $35.00

  273. Total SA

    $35.00

  274. Valero Energy Corporation

    $35.00

  275. Other Companies Mentioned in Study

    $35.00

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