US demand for amines will grow three percent annually through 2012. Gains will be driven by new applications in personal care products, pharmaceuticals and wood preservation chemicals. Ethanolamines will remain the largest product segment by volume, and the fastest growing. Specialty amines will also offer good growth opportunities.
This study analyzes the $2.8 billion US amines industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., ethanolamines, alkylamines, fatty amines, specialty amines, ethyleneamines) and market (e.g., cleaning products, agricultural chemicals, personal care products, petroleum, water treatment, natural gas, plastics, rubber).
The study also considers market environment variables, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 26 industry players, including Dow Chemical, Huntsman and Taminco.