Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) Industry
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As an important organic and fine chemical, 1,4 – butanediol (BDO) is widely used in pharmaceutical, chemical, textile and household chemical fields.
Thanks to high technical barriers and limited sources of raw materials, the global BDO production is relatively concentrated. In 2012, the global BDO capacity was mainly distributed in Asia which contributed 60% or more to the global capacity, the United States and Europe. The combined BDO capacity of the world’s five largest manufacturers, namely Germany BASF, Taiwan Dairen Chemical Corporation, LyondellBasell, ISP and Shanxi Sanwei, made up over 50% of the global total capacity in 2012.
In recent years, many companies have implemented new or expansion plans in response to the growing demand for BDO downstream products such as poly-tetrahydrofuran (PTMEG), polybutyleneterephthalate (PBT) and ?-butyrolactone, so that China’s BDO production scale has bulged. In 2012, China’s BDO capacity reached 744,000 tons, while the demand just hit about 490,000 tons, and the operating rate of plants was less than 60%.
In the next few years, China’s new BDO capacity will be still considerable. According to the published proposed / ongoing construction plans, China’s new BDO capacity will reach 1.70 million tons or so in 2013 – 2015.
Key Topics Covered:
1 Profile of BDO
2 Overview of Global BDO Industry
3 Overview of China BDO Industry
4 Development of BDO Downstream Industry
5 Major Overseas BDO Manufacturers
6 Major BDO Manufacturers in Mainland China
-- Ashland -- Basf -- China New Materials -- Dairen Chemical -- Fujian Meizhouwan -- Guodian Younglight -- Henan Kaixiang -- Hengyuan Coal Industry And Electricity Power -- Hncc -- Inner Mongolia Zhongyuan -- Jianfeng Chemical -- Jiangshan Chemical -- Lyondellbasell -- Markor Chem -- Nan Ya Plastics -- Nanjing Bluestar -- Shaanxi Bdo -- Shandong Weijiao -- Shanxi Sanwei -- Sichuan Tianhua -- Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works -- Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre -- Xinjiang Tianye -- Yanchang Petroleum -- Yunnan Yunwei -- Zhongjia Huachen Energy
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