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Global Cumene Market 2017-2021 - Increased Use of Cumene as a Blending Component in Gasoline Pool

DUBLIN, November 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Global Cumene Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

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The global cumene market to grow at a CAGR of 4.25% during the period 2017-2021.

Global Cumene Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

According to the report, one driver in the market is rise in demand for phenol and its derivatives for various applications. The largest consumer of phenol is BPA. Though there are health and safety-related issues associated with the use of BPA, it is still used as a key ingredient for the production of polycarbonate and epoxy resins. Another major application of phenol is its use in the production of phenol-formaldehyde resins. These resins are primarily used in wood adhesives for binding the layers of plies in exterior plywood.

One trend in the market is increased use of cumene as a blending component in gasoline pool. The major refinery products manufactured using the product blending technique are gasoline, heating oils, jet fuels, and diesel fuels. The objective of product blending is to assign the available blending components in a way that will ensure that all the product demands and specifications are compatible at the least cost and to produce products to maximize the overall profit.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is fluctuations in crude oil prices. Cumene is manufactured by reacting benzene and propylene. Fluctuations in the price of benzene due to changes in crude oil prices directly impact the production cost of cumene.

Many factors influence crude oil prices, such as factors related to the trading and financial markets and physical market factors. The eight major factors that influence crude oil prices are Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC supply disruption, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) inventories and WTI futures spread, change in Saudi production and price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, commodity index, composition of the Dow Jones Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) commodity index, average daily open interest in crude oil futures, world oil consumption, and world GDP.

Key Market trends

  • Alternative phenol production processes using catalysts
  • Increased use of cumene as a blending component in gasoline pool
  • Increased phenol production capacity in APAC

Key vendors

  • BP
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • The Dow Chemical

Other prominent vendors

  • Borealis
  • JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation
  • Sigma-Aldrich (Merck)
  • Solvay
  • Versalis

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive Summary

Part 02: Scope Of The Report

Part 03: Research Methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Market Landscape

Part 06: Market Segmentation By Application

Part 07: Regional Landscape

Part 08: Decision Framework

Part 09: Drivers And Challenges

Part 10: Market Trends

Part 11: Vendor Landscape

Part 12: Key Vendor Analysis

Part 13: Appendix

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Source: PR Newswire (November 9, 2017 - 4:45 PM EST)

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