IHS Chemical World Analysis - Ethylene Oxide and Glycol

Chemical World Analysis Ethylene Oxide & Glycol is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for ethylene oxide & glycol supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on ethylene oxide & glycol and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.

Despite a recent lull, global demand for two major ethylene derivatives—ethylene oxide (EO) and monoethylene glycol (MEG)—has followed a strong, positive trajectory over the last decade that is expected to resume. Rising world demand for polyester condensation precipitated a tremendous increase in the demand for MEG, a derivative of EO. MEG usage alone now accounts for a majority of the world's EO consumption. Global demand for EO rose not just because of increased demand for MEG but also due to the continued growth of the so-called "mature" EO derivatives, a trend bolstered by expanding product applications in the ethanolamines and surfactants markets and growing demand for household and personal care products in developing countries. Indeed, growth in demand for EO over the past 10 years exceeded expectations of many market participants and analysts. EO now ranks second only to polyethylene in terms of ethylene consumption. Therefore, companies considering investments in new ethylene crackers or downstream derivatives must factor future EO and MEG demand into their strategic planning decisions.

Chemical World Analysis Ethylene Oxide & Glycol examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global ethylene oxide & glycol industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).

Included with the Chemical World Analysis Ethylene Oxide & Glycol is 12-month’s access to 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 ethylene oxide & glycol derivatives covered includes:
  • Monoethylene Glycol
  • Diethylene glycol (DEG)
  • Ethanolamines (MEA, DEA, TEA)
  • Ethoxylates
  • Glycol Ethers (E-Series)
  • Triethylene Glycol
  • Purified Ethylene Oxide

Product Details

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 ethylene oxide & glycol for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all ethylene oxide & glycol producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major ethylene oxide & glycol derivatives
  • Trade grids for ethylene oxide & glycol

Purchase of Chemical World Analysis Ethylene Oxide & Glycol includes:

  • 12-Month Access to Chemical's Capacity Database online, with updates as they occur through the year
  • 12-Month Access to Chemical's Supply/Demand Database online, with one update
  • Access to 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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