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World Analysis - Cumene Phenol and Acetone

IHS Chemical World Analysis - Cumene, Phenol & Acetone is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for cumene, phenol & acetone supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on cumene, phenol & acetone and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.

The tight phenol market in 2010 led to a wave of new integrated cumene/phenol/acetone facilities that are now coming on-stream in Northeast Asia. Unfortunately the new capacity is starting up just as global demand has softened causing operating rates to sag. The supply contraction has caused acetone, which was once a nuisance by-product, to become the main contributor to phenol/acetone facility margins. Acetone supply has become tight, which has allowed acetone prices to rise above propylene. Changes in regional economics have also shifted trade flows of cumene, phenol and acetone, exposing those who were over-reliant on the export markets. The growth in polycarbonate demand in Asia will ultimately absorb the excess phenol capacity, but it will take time and additional phenol capacity is preparing to startup in 2014. As a result, the industry will face some difficult decisions in the coming years.

IHS Chemical World Analysis - Cumene, Phenol & Acetone examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global cumene, phenol & acetone industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Cumene, Phenol & Acetone is 12-month’s access to IHS Chemical’s online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and one update to the supply/demand database. The study’s conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.

A partial list of cumene, phenol & acetone derivatives covered includes:
  • Alkyphenol
  • Aniline
  • Bisphenol A
  • Cyclohexanol/one
  • MMA
  • Other Phenol
  • Phenol Formaldehyde Resins


Concepts covered:
  • World, regional and country-by-country analysis of market structure, strategic issues and emerging trends over an 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast)
  • Supply/demand balances for cumene, phenol & acetone for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all cumene, phenol & acetone producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major cumene, phenol & acetone derivatives
  • Trade grids for cumene, phenol & acetone

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Cumene, Phenol & Acetone includes:

  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Capacity Database online, with updates as they occur through the year
  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Supply/Demand Database online, with one update
  • Access to IHS Chemical consultants who will provide a reasonable amount of consulting, explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis
  • Print copies available at an extra charge
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