Solvents

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US solvent demand will reach $4.4 billion in 2010. Specialty solvents, environmentally friendly ""green solvents"" and recently deregulated conventional types will lead gains. Value demand will also benefit from the ongoing replacement of hydrocarbon and chlorinated solvents with ketones, esters, green solvents and other higher-value products.

This study analyzes the 12.5 billion pound US solvents industry. It presents historical demand data to 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by type (e.g., alcohols, ethers, hydrocarbons, ketones, esters, chlorinated solvents, propylene glycol, butanediol, soy oil, terpenes, hydrogen peroxide), by function (e.g., vehicle/carrier/thinner, antifreeze and deicers, cleaners, extraction agents) and by market.

The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 leading industry players including Dow Chemical, Lyondell Chemical, Shell Chemical, Exxon Mobil Chemical, Celanese, and Eastman Chemical.

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