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Article Title: U.S. Demand for Solvents to Reach 10.9 Billion Pounds in 2016
Publication: PCI, 11/12/2012
Freedonia Study: Solvents (2925)

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Demand growth for green solvents will significantly outpace that for conventional types, rising nearly four-times faster than conventional solvents. The rising use of green solvents, especially in cleaning products and cosmetics and toiletries, will reflect increasing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products. Government regulations are also driving the shift, both at the state and federal levels. In particular, the need to meet VOC regulations has helped demand for glycol solvents in coatings. Chemical processors looking to comply with VOC regulations are increasingly turning toward butanediol and its derivatives to lower VOC content while continuing to use solvents. While complying with local, state and federal regulations, the construction market is turning towards alcohols and ketones like MEK for solvent uses.
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