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Examine the World Solvents Market

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World Solvents Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solvents in Thousands of Metric Tons. The major product segments analyzed are Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 204 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Basell, BASF AG, BP PLC, Celanese Corporation, ChevronPhillips Chemical Company LLC, Citgo Petroleum Corporation, Eastman Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, INEOS Group Limited, Lyondell Chemical Company, Sasol Limited, Shell Chemicals Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, Total SA, and Vulcan Chemicals. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Solvents I-3

Oxygenated Solvents I-3

Alcohols I-3

Ketones I-3

Esters I-3

Ethers I-3

Chlorinated Solvents I-4

Hydrocarbon Solvents I-4

Green Solvents I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

Competitive Landscape II-1

Leading Producers and their Solvent Portfolio II-1

Table 1: World Solvents Market (2006) - Leading Players' Consolidated Revenues in US$ Billion (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Key Market Trends II-2

Methyl Ether Ketone II-2

Growing Demand for Acetates II-3

Ethyl Acetate Offers the Best Environment-Friendly Alternative II-3

Demand for Ethyl Acetate Soars in Asia II-3

Environmental Regulations Spur Growth of Green Solvents II-3

Regulatory Concerns Impact Solvent Industry II-3

Hydrocarbon and Chlorinated Solvents Demand on the Decline II-4

Declining Use of Solvent-based Coatings and Printing Inks II-4

China Spurs Growth in Asia-Pacific II-4

Low Labor Costs Promote New Plants in Asia-Pacific II-4

Environmental & Health Issues II-5

Exposure to Domestic Solvents Leads to Asthma in Children II-5

Solvent Exposures During Pregnancy Adversely Affects Offspring II-5

Global Market Overview II-5

2. Product Overview II-7

Health Hazards II-7

Protection from Solvents II-7

Table 2: Global Solvents Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Application for Paints, Pharmaceuticals, Adhesives, Printing Inks, Cosmetics, Home/Car Care, Metal/Industrial Cleaning, Rubber/ Polymer Manufacture, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Classification of Solvents II-8

Conventional Solvents II-8

Oxygenated Solvents II-8

Alcohols II-8

Methanol II-8

Ethanol II-8

Isopropanol II-8

Overview II-8

Capacity & Consumption II-9

Table 3: Leading Manufacturers of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Worldwide (2003 Historic Data): Percentage Breakdown of Capacity for Shell, ExxonMobil, Dow Sasol and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Others II-9

Butanol II-9

2-Methyl Butanol II-9

Phenol II-10

Table 4: Global Phenol Market (2003 Historic Data): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Bisphenol A, Phenolic resin, Nylon, Alkylphenol, Polypheylene oxide, Aniline, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Ketones II-10

Acetone II-10

Methyl Ethyl Ketone II-10

Table 5: Leading MEK Producers Worldwide (2003 Historic Data): Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Shell Chemicals, Exxon Mobil Chemical, Maruzen Petrochemical, Tonen Sekiyu Kagaku, Atofina, SK Corp, Sasol, Celanese, and Idemitsu Petrochemical (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) II-11

Capacity, Production & Consumption II-11

Esters II-12

Ethyl Acetate II-12

Butyl Acetate II-12

Ethers II-12

Ethylene Glycol II-12

Table 6: Global Ethylene Glycol Market (2003 Historic Data): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Polyester Fiber, PET Bottles, Antifreeze, Industrial, PET Film, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

E-Series Ethers (Glycol Ethers) II-12

Hydrocarbon Solvents II-13

Mineral Spirits II-13

Odorless Mineral Spirits II-13

VM&P Naphtha (Varnish Maker's and Painter's Naphtha) II-13

Xylene and Toluene II-13

Table 7: Global Toluene Market (2003 Historic Data):

Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Benzene, Xylenes, Solvents, Toluene Disocyanatme, Gasoline Blending, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Benzene II-14

Chlorinated Solvents II-14

Methylene Chloride II-14

Table 8: Global Methylene Chloride Market (2003 Historic Data): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Paint Removal, Formulated Products, Chemical Processing, Foam Manufacture, Metal Cleaning and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Perchloroethylene II-15

Trichloroethylene II-15

Table 9: Global Trichloroethylene Market (2003 Historic Data): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Application - Organic Solvent for Industrial Degreasing, Cold Cleaning, PVC Production, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Others II-16

Chlorinated Fluorocarbons II-16

Chlorobenzene II-16

Chloroform II-16

1,1,1-trichloroethane II-16

Green Solvents II-16

Terpenes II-17

Pinenes II-17

Limonene II-17

Butanediol II-17

Tetrahydrofuran II-17

Alternative Solvents II-17

3. End-Use Market Scenario II-19

Adhesives II-19

Agricultural Chemicals II-19

Carrier Solvents II-19

Dry Cleaning II-19

Flexible Packaging II-20

House/Car II-20

Metal/Industrial Cleaning II-20

Oil Seed Extract II-20

Paints and Coatings II-21

Advantages II-21

Disadvantages II-21

Application Techniques for Solvent Based Coatings II-21

Table 10: Solvent-Based Coatings Worldwide (2001 Historic Data): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Region/Country - North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Japan, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Personal Care II-22

Pharmaceuticals II-22

Printing Inks II-23

Rubber/Polymer Manufacture II-23

Other Uses and Applications II-23

4. Regulatory and Environmental Issues II-24

US Regulatory Scenario II-24

European Solvent Emissions Directive II-24

Emission Limits Option II-24

Reduction Scheme Option II-24

National Plan Option II-24

Environmental Effects II-25

5. Product Introductions/Innovations II-26

Applied Chemical Develops ACL-23 EpoxSol(TM) II-26

Advanced Aromatics Launches Advasol 140H and Advasol 200H Solvents II-26

Honeywell Introduces LabReady Solvent Blends(TM) II-26

Centre for Scientific Research Develops Hydrocalcite II-27

Honeywell Introduces Laboratory Plus Solvents II-27

Argonne Develops New Purification Separation System for Ethyl Lactate II-27

6. Product Introductions in Recent Past II-28

Henkel Develops Novel Cleaning Solvents II-28

Eastman Introduces Eastman EEH Solvent II-28

Lyondell Introduces Impress(TM) II-28

Sachem Launches Ionic Liquids II-28

Scionix Introduces Ionic Liquids II-28

Vertec Launches VertecBio Citrus II-28

SIS Unveils New Era Solvent Line II-28

7. Recent Industry Activity II-30

Basell Acquires Lyondell Chemical II-30

Spentimet Acquires Syntra II-30

Cristal Acquires Worldwide Inorganic Chemical Business of Lyondell II-30

Solvochem Acquires Distribution Rights of Shell Solvents II-30

INEOS Acquires Borealis AS II-30

Nippon Shokubai to Acquire Stakes in Nippon Nyukazai and Sino-Japan II-31

GSK to Acquire Reliant Pharmaceuticals II-31

Calumet to Take Over Penreco II-31

KMG to Acquire Air Products' HPPC Unit II-32

Kriti Industries to De-Merge Molding and Solvents Division II-32

Alliance Bags Contract from Defense Logistics Agency II-32

Rohm and Haas to Invest $100 Million in India II-32

BASF Announces New Investment Plan II-32

Lyondell to Enter into Isopropyl Alcohol Market II-32

ExxonMobil Plans Upgradation of Solvents Plant II-32

Helm Enters into Long-Term Agreement with Methanol Chemicals II-33

Lyondell Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Crop Energies II-33

Sigma-Aldrich Enters into an Agreement with ChiroSolve II-33

Sasol Undertakes Capacity Expansion of DEE Plant II-34

Tnemec and Bridgeport Sign a Licensing Agreement II-34

Kimaya to Establish a Solvent Extraction Plant II-34

INEOS Completes Acquisition of Ethylene Oxide Business from BP II-34

Verdant Takes Over SynChem Technology II-34

Bateman Litwin to Construct Solvent Extraction Plant for Codelco II-35

Dow to Construct 120,000 Metric Tons Capacity Plant II-35

Calgon Divests Solvent Recovery Business II-35

SPCI Signs Distribution Agreement with Eastman Chemical Company II-35

China Petroleum and BASF Enter into an Agreement to Expand Verbund Facility II-36

Cognis Inaugurates Oleochemical Solvents Manufacturing Unit II-36

Total Petrochemicals and UOP Sign Agreements for Joint Development Program II-36

Alliance Chemical Bags Contract from Defense Logistics Agency II-37

8. Strategic Corporate Developments in Recent Past II-38

Blackstone Acquires Majority Stake in Celanese II-38

Honeywell Signs Agreement with Qualigens II-38

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Signs ChemPoint as Exclusive Distributor II-38

Cargill Dow Enters into Agreement with Ashland II-38

Shell Signs Campi y Jove Maghreb as Exclusive Distributor II-38

Shell Shuts Down MEK Facility II-38

SK Signs Contract with Honeywell II-39

Lyondell and Millennium Announce Agreement to Combine II-39

Shell Appoints Univar as Scandanavian Solvent Distributor II-39

Continental Acquires PB Buana Solvindo II-39

SK Corp in Joint Venture with Sinopec II-39

Shell Expands Oxygenated Solvents Capacity II-39

ExxonMobil Expands Isopropanol Capacity II-40

Celanese in Joint Venture with Degussa II-40

ChemOrganics Acquires Marketing Rights for KochPure II-40

Chemcentral Acquires Southwest Solvents II-40

VOPAK Increases Bulk Solvents Terminal Capacity II-40

Trysol Builds New Solvents Fractionating Plant II-40

9. Focus on Select Global Players II-41

Basell (The Netherlands) II-41

BASF AG (Germany) II-41

BP Plc (UK) II-42

Celanese Corporation (USA) II-42

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (USA) II-43

Citgo Petroleum Corporation (USA) II-43

Eastman Chemical Company (USA) II-43

Exxon Mobil Corporation (USA) II-44

INEOS Group Limited (UK) II-44

Lyondell Chemical Company (USA) II-44

Sasol Limited (South Africa) II-45

Shell Chemicals Limited (UK) II-46

The Dow Chemical Company (USA) II-46

Total SA (France) II-46

Vulcan Materials Company (USA) II-47

10. Global Market Perspective II-48

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 12: World Long-term Projections for Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Oxygenated Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 15: World Long-term Projections for Oxygenated Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Oxygenated Solvents by Product Segment - Alcohols, Ketones, Esters and Ethers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Oxygenated Solvents by Product Segment - Alcohols, Ketones, Esters and Ethers Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 18: World 10-Year Perspective for Oxygenated Solvents by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Oxygenated Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Alcohols, Ketones, Esters and Ethers Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Alcohols by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Alcohols by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Alcohols by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ketones by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 24: World Long-term Projections for Ketones by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for Ketones by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Esters by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 27: World Long-term Projections for Esters by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 28: World 10-Year Perspective for Esters by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ethers by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 30: World Long-term Projections for Ethers by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 31: World 10-Year Perspective for Ethers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Chlorinated Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 33: World Long-term Projections for Chlorinated Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 34: World 10-Year Perspective for Chlorinated Solvents by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Hydrocarbon Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 36: World Long-term Projections for Hydrocarbon Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 37: World 10-Year Perspective for Hydrocarbon Solvents by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Green Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 39: World Long-term Projections for Green Solvents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 40: World 10-Year Perspective for Green Solvents by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Overview III-1

Current & Future Analysis III-1

Market Trends III-1

US Demand for Solvents to Witness Modest Growth III-1

Chlorinated Solvents Raise Serious Concerns III-2

Non-Solvent Based Products Affect Demand III-2

Conventional Solvent Demand Declines III-2

An Overview of the Recent Past III-3

Table 41: Alternative Solvents Market in the US (2002): Values Sales in US$ Million by Product Type - Alternative Solvents, Aqueous Cleaners, Semi-Aqueous Cleaners, and Solvent-Free Technologies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Environmental Issues Shape Market Fortunes III-3

Product-Specific Trends III-4

MEK III-4

Table 42: MEK Consumption in the US (2003): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Solvents, Adhesive Solvents, Magnetic Tapes, Lubricants, Chemical Intermediates, Printing Inks and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Toluene III-4

Table 43: Leading Toluene Producers in the US (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons for ExxonMobil Chemical, BP, Sunoco Chemical, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Hovensa, Atofina, Flint Hill Resources, Tosco Phillips, Equistar Chemicals, Citgo, Marathon Ashland, El Paso, Shell Chemicals, Suncor, Lyondell-Citgo Refining, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Ethylene Glycol III-5

Table 44: Leading Producers of Ethylene Glycol in the US (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons for Dow Chemical, PD Glycol, Formosa Plastics, Old World Industries, Shell Chemical, Huntsman, Equistar Chemicals, and Eastman Chemical (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Phenol III-5

Table 45: Leading Phenol Producers in the US (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons for Sunoco Chemicals, Shell Chemicals, Ineos Phenol Mobile, Mount Vernon Phenol, Georgia Gulf, Dow Chemical, and JLM Industries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Acetone III-6

Table 46: Acetone Consumption in the US (2003): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Acetone Cyanohydrin for Methacrylate, Bisphenol-A, Solvent Uses, Aldol Chemicals (MIBC and MBIK), and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 47: Leading Acetone Producers in North America (2004): Production in '000 Metric Tons for Sunoco Chemicals, Shell Chemicals, Ineos Phenol, Dow Chemical, Mount Vernon Phenol, and Georgia Gulf (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Industrial Ethanol III-7

Table 48: Industrial Ethanol Market in the US (2003): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Toiletries and Cosmetics, Coatings and Inks, Detergents and Household Cleaners, Processing Solvents, External Pharmaceuticals, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Market Share Scenario III-7

Table 49: Leading Oxygenated Solvents Suppliers to the US Paints and Coatings Market (2001-2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Celanese, Shell Chemical, Lyondell Chemical, Exxon Chemical, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 50: Leading Solvent Suppliers to the US Adhesives Market (2001-2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for ChevronPhilips,Citgo Petroleum, Shell Chemicals, Exxon Mobil, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 51: Leading Solvent Suppliers to the US Metal Cleaning Market (2001-2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Dow Chemicals, PPG Industries, Vulcan Chemicals, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Export & Import Scenario III-9

Table 52: US Exports of Organic Composite Solvents and Thinners; Varnish Removers or Prepared Paint (2004-2006): Value Export in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 53: US Exports of Diethylene Glycol (2004-2006): Value Export in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 54: US Imports of Organic Composite Solvents and Thinners; Varnish Removers or Prepared Paint (2004-2006): Value Import in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 55: US Imports of Diethylene Glycol (2004-2006): Value Import in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Regulatory Scenario III-12

California to Phase Out Dry Cleaning Solvent, Perc III-12

Use of n-Propyl Bromide Allowed in Certain Applications III-12

Clean Air Act III-13

Product Launches/Developments III-13

Strategic Corporate Developments III-15

Key Players III-19

Celanese Corporation III-19

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC III-19

CITGO Petroleum Corporation III-20

The Dow Chemical Company III-20

Eastman Chemical Company III-20

Exxon Mobil Corporation III-21

Lyondell Chemical Company III-21

Union Carbide Corporation III-22

Vulcan Materials Company III-22

B.Market Analytics III-23

Table 56: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 57: US Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 58: US 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

2. Canada III-25

A.Market Overview III-25

Current & Future Analysis III-25

Export & Import Scenario III-25

Table 59: Canadian Exports of Organic Composite Solvents and Thinners; Varnish Removers or Prepared Paint (2004-2006): Value Export in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 60: Canadian Exports of Diethylene Glycol (2004-2006): Value Export in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 61: Canadian Imports of Organic Composite Solvents and Thinners; Varnish Removers or Prepared Paint (2004-2006): Value Import in US$ Thousand by Leading Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Regulatory Scenario III-27

B.Market Analytics III-27

Table 62: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 63: Canadian Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 64: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

3. Japan III-29

A.Market Overview III-29

Current & Future Analysis III-29

Solvent-Based Coatings Continue to Garner Market Share III-29

Recent Past Market Data III-29

Table 65: Leading Acetone Producers in Japan (2004): Production in '000 Metric Tons for Mitsui Chemicals, Mitsubishi Chemical, and Chiba Phenol (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 66: Leading Ethylene Glycol Producers in Japan (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons for Mitsui Chemicals, Mitsubishi Chemical, Nippon Shokubai, and Nisso-Maruzen Chemical (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 67: Leading Toluene Producers in Japan (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons for Idemitsu Petrochemical, Ukishima Aromatics, Mitsubishi Oil, Kyushu Aromatics, Maruzen Aromatics, Fuji Oil, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

B.Market Analytics III-30

Table 68: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 69: Japanese Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 70: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4. Europe III-32

A.Market Overview III-32

Current & Future Analysis III-32

Chlorinated Solvents on a Continuous Decline III-32

European Solvent Industry III-32

Regulatory and Environmental Scenario III-32

EU Restricts Use of Two Solvents III-32

European Solvent Emissions Directive III-33

Import & Export of Dangerous Substances Regulation III-33

EU Water Framework Directive III-33

Regulatory Scenario in Western Europe III-34

Historic Data III-34

Table 71: Average Annual VOC Emission in Europe (2000): Percentage Breakdown by Source of Emission - Transport, Solvent Use, Vegetation, Production Processes, Combustion Power, Fuel Distribution, and Waste Management (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Product Launches/Developments III-34

Strategic Corporate Development III-35

B.Market Analytics III-38

Table 72: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 73: European Long-term Projections for Solvents by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 74: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 75: European Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 76: European 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by 3Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 77: European 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4a. France III-42

A.Market Overview III-42

Current & Future Analysis III-42

Potential Growth Sectors III-42

Total SA - A Key Player III-42

B.Market Analytics III-43

Table 78: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 79: French Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 80: French 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4b. Germany III-45

A.Market Overview III-45

Current & Future Analysis III-45

VOC Regulations Approval to Further Minimize Emissions III-45

Historic Data III-45

Table 81: Ethylene Glycol Market in Germany (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons by Select Producers - Clariant, BP, BASF, and Sasol (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 82: Toluene Market in Germany (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons by Select Producer - RWE-DEA, BASF, Shell Chemicals, BP Koln, and Wintershall (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 83: Phenol Market in Germany (2003): Production in '000 Metric Tons by Select Producer - Ineos Phenol Gladbeck and Domo Chemicals Leuna III-46

Strategic Corporate Developments III-46

BASF AG - A Key Player III-46 B.Market Analytics III-48

Table 84: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 85: German Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 86: German 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000,2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4c. The United Kingdom III-50

A.Market Overview III-50

Current & Future Analysis III-50

"Green" Dry-cleaning to Replace Toxic Solvents in Laundries III-50

UK Government Restricts Use of Solvents in Paints III-50

Strategic Developments in Recent Past III-51

Key Players III-51

BP Plc III-51

INEOS Group Limited III-51

Shell Chemicals Limited III-52

B.Market Analytics III-52

Table 87: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers),Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 88: UK Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 89: UK 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4d. Italy III-54

Market Overview III-54

Table 90: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 91: Italian Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 92: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

4e. Spain III-56

Market Overview III-56

Table 93: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 94: Spanish Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 95: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4f. Rest of Europe III-58

Market Overview III-58

Basell (The Netherlands) - A Key Player III-58

Table 96: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers),Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 97: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Solvents by Product Segment - Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 98: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Solvents by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Oxygenated Solvents (Alcohols, Ketones, Esters, & Ethers), Chlorinated Solvents, Hydrocarbon Solvents, and Green Solvents for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

5. Asia-Pacific III-61

A.Market Overview III-61

Current & Future Analysis III-61

Focus on Select Markets III-61

China III-61

Acetone III-61

Rapid Expansion of Chinese Acetate Capacity III-61

Growth in End-use Sectors Fuels Acetate Demand in China III-61

PU Adhesives to Drive Up Demand for Environment Friendly Ethyl Acetate III-62

Pharmaceuticals and Coatings Sectors Opt for Ethyl Acetate III-62

Chinese Acetates Sector Not Without Challenges III-62

Table 99: Leading Ethyl Acetate Producers in China (2006): Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Jiangsu Sopo, Shandong Muhua, Shandong Jinyimeng, Guangdong Jiangmen Qianxin Chemical, Shanghai Wujing, Yangzijiang, Jiangxi Nanchang Ganjiang, and Guangdong Shunde Shunguan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 100: Chinese Market for Ethyl Acetate (2004-2006): Volume Imports and Exports in Thousand Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 101: Chinese Market for Ethyl Acetate (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Destination Countries - Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) III-64

Table 102: Leading Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) Producers in China (2006): Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Sinopec Shanghai, CNOOC and Shell, BASF-YPC, Sionpec Yangzi, CNPC Jilin, Sinpec Maoming, Sinopec Beijing Yanhua, Tianjin United Chemical, CNPC Liaoyang, CNPC Fushun, and CNPC Xinjiang Dushanzi (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 Dimethyl Formamide (DMF) III-65 Table 103: Leading Dimethyl Formamide (DMF) Producers in China (2006): Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Zhejiang Jiangshan, Hualu Hengsheng, Anhui Huaihua, Zhangqiu Riyue, BASF-YPC, Henan Anyang Jiutian, Jiangsu Xinling, and Jiangsu Xinya (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 104: Chinese Market for Dimethyl Formamide (DMF) (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Imports by Country - Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

MEK III-66

Table 105: Leading MEK Producers in China (2003): Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Xinjiang Dushanzi Tianli High and New-Tech, PetroChina Harbin Petrochemical Company, PetroChina Fushun Pelrochemical Corporation, Shandong Zibo Qixiang Industry & Trade, Yanhua Company, Heilongjiang Petrochemical Company, Jiangsu Taizhou Petrochemical Plant, and Shandong Jinan Refinery (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

MIBK III-67

Table 106: Capacity, Import and Export of MIBK in China: 1996-2003 (In thousand metric tons/annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

End-Uses III-67

Printing Inks III-67

Table 107: Printing Inks Market in China (2003): Percentage Breakdown by Type - Solvent Inks, Offset Printing Inks, Water-Based Inks, Silk Screen Printing Inks, UV Inks, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Automotive Coatings III-67

Indonesia III-68

Table 108: Indonesian Market for Ethanol (2004-2006): Volume Production, Exports and Imports in Metric Tons

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