Demand for solvents in the US will reach 11.8 billion pounds in 2012. Esters and alcohols will exhibit the best growth within the conventional solvents product group, though green solvents such as hydrogen peroxide and supercritical fluids will post more rapid gains.
This study analyzes the $5.5 billion US solvent industry. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by solvent type (conventional, green), market (e.g., manufacturing, services) and function (e.g., vehicle/carrier/thinner, antifreeze and deicers, cleaners, extraction agents).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil and Lyondell Chemical.