Epichlorohydrin (ECH) Market estimated
1,926 kilo tons by 2017
The report "Epichlorohydrin (ECH) Market, By Applications (Epoxy Resins, Synthetic
Glycerin, Water Treatment Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals) and Feedstock (Propylene,
Glycerin) - Global Market Trends and Forecast To 2017" defines and segments the global
ECH market by volume consumed and revenues generated. The epichlorohydrin consumption
will grow from an estimated 1,520 kilo tons in 2012 to 1,926 kilo tons by 2017, growing with a
CAGR of 4.8% during the same period.
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Rapid expansion in Asia coupled with high growth in the end-user segments is driving the ECH
market. On account of ever increasing demand for bio-based ECH or green ECH, the market will
experience a surge in demand in the near future.
ECH is mainly used as a raw material in the manufacture of epoxy resins which finds extensive
application in various industries such as paints, electrical & electronics, construction and wind
turbines. The rapid growth of these end-user industries will drive the overall growth of ECH
Generally, the ECH production process uses propylene as major raw material. Due to industry
trends which are favoring the use bio-based products, ECH manufacturers are shifting towards
the usage of glycerin-based ECH. Several companies such as U.S-based Dow Chemical
Company, Belgium’s Solvay SA, South Korea headquartered Samsung Fine Chemical, and many
Chinese companies have already started using renewable feedstock glycerin to produce ECH.
U.S-based Dow Chemical Company dominates the ECH market leading the other market players
such as China’s Shandong Haili Chemical Industry Co. Ltd and Belgium-based Solvay SA by a
significant margin. Around 74% of the market share is captured by top ten companies producing
ECH. Several small players also exist in the ECH market.