Free press releases distribution network?

Agency / Source: Ceresana

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Ceresana Publishes First Market Study on the Entire U.S Propylene Sector - Propylene is one of the most important base materials for the petrochemical industry -
Ceresana Publishes First Market Study on the Entire U.S Propylene Sector


PRZOOM - /newswire/ - Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2014/08/11 - Propylene is one of the most important base materials for the petrochemical industry -

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


The market research institute Ceresana has now published the first complete study of the entire propylene value chain in the USA: Starting with the feedstocks gasoil, naphtha and propane, up to the several downstream products and the corresponding end markets, the complete US market for propylene is analyzed. Additionally, Ceresana offers forecasts until 2021.

Propylene Important Petrochemical

The importance of propylene becomes apparent in its market volume. More than 14 million tonnes were consumed in the USA in 2013. Thus, propylene is the second most important petrochemical feedstock after ethylene. Downstream industries manufacture a range of products based on propylene. Direct applications include, besides the plastic polypropylene, chemicals such as propylene oxide, acrylonitrile, cumene, butyraldehyde, acrylic acid and isopropanol.

Fracking to Influence Propylene Prices

As a result of the shale gas boom, ethane became much more important for steam crackers. In contrast to other feedstocks such as naphtha or gasoil, the cracking of ethane yields a rather high amount of ethylene but only small amounts of propylene. This development has a notable influence on prices for propylene and ethylene in the USA. The change from naphtha based crackers to ethane based production reduced the supply of propylene and increased volatility of prices.

More Propylene by Dehydration of Propane

In order to counteract the supply deficit, the USA will manufacture an increasing amount of propylene from propane. Dehydrogenation of propane is a way to produce a high amount of propylene directly. Ceresana expects the share of propane in propylene production to rise to more than a third in 2021. Manufacturers are profiting from increasing propane supply in the USA.

Polypropylene Prime Application

Propylene is mainly processed into polypropylene. Ceresana forecasts US demand for this standard plastic to increase by about 2% until 2021. Polypropylene is one of the most common packaging materials. Other applications include fibers, textiles, vehicle parts, electrical devices and household goods.

Polyurethane Scoring With Versatility

The segment propylene oxide is highly dependent on the US market for polyurethane (PUR). PUR demand in the USA recovered comparatively quickly after the economic crisis hit, pre-crisis levels were already exceeded. The development on the PUR market is supported by innovations in particular, which continue to open up additional application areas. The manifold application possibilities include building insulation, cooling and refrigerating units, furniture and bedding, shoes, vehicles, varnishes, coatings, adhesives, binders, and rubber. But also the segments sports and leisure as well as electronics and electrics are reporting a rising demand for polyurethanes.

Limited Growth for Oxo Alcohols

Butyraldehyde, manufactured from propylene using oxo synthesis, is processed directly in to the oxo-alcohols butanol and 2-ethylhexanol in the USA. Butanol is used in the production of varnishes, fragrances and the syntheses of ethers and esters, while 2-ethylhexanol is, amongst others, utilized in various plasticizers. We expect downstream industries to provide only limited impulses for oxo alcohols in the near future.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 depicts supply and prices of feedstocks and their effects on the propylene industry, starting with crude oil and natural gas up to gasoil, naphtha, propane, ethane and butane. Quarterly depiction of the years 2005 to 2013 and forecasts for the years 2013 to 2021 is provided.
In addition to an analysis of propylene production split by feedstock and production process, effects of the shale gas boom on prices for propylene and ethylene will be explained in detail.
Chapter 2 offers an overview over the market for propylene in the USA: market data regarding development of revenues, demand and production, current and future capacities as well as international trade are examined in detail.
Chapter 3 analyzes the market for derivatives of propylene. Data on demand, revenues, prices, costs, production, trade and a list of manufacturers including current capacities is provided for the most important applications.
Chapter 3.1 will analyze the market for polypropylene. Propylene oxide and the downstream markets propylene glycol, polyether polyol and polyurethane (PUR) will be covered under heading 3.2. Section 3.3 is dealing with the acrylonitrile value chain, from acrylonitrile to acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS)/styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN). Demand for propylene in the segment cumene is examined in regard to downstream products such as phenol and acetone as well as the plastics polycarbonate, epoxy resins, phenolic resins and methyl methacrylate (MMA).
Further sections separately depict and analyze markets for the propylene derivatives acrylic acid and isopropanol as well as for the alcohols butanol and 2-ethylhexanol.
Chapter 4 offers a useful directory of producers within the US propylene value chain. The profiles are clearly arranged according to contact details, sales, profit, product range, production sites, and summary profile.
Each profile also includes specific information about the value creation chain as well as current and future production capacities for propylene and derivatives. These are split by site and product.
Extensive profiles of 48 are given, including LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, Shell, Dow, Ineos, BASF, Total, Braskem, Enterprise Products and DSM.

About Ceresana

Ceresana ( is a leading international market research and consultancy company for the industrial sector and operates branch offices in Constance, Vienna and Hong Kong. For more than 10 years, it has been supplying several thousand customers from 55 countries with up-to-date market intelligence. Extensive market knowledge creates new prospects for strategic and operational decisions.
Ceresana's clients profit from practical consulting services, tailor-made single-client studies and more than 60 independent multi-client market studies.
The Ceresana business analysts are specialists in markets chemicals, plastics, additives, commodities, industrial components, packaging, and construction materials.

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Agency / Source: Ceresana


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+]

# # #
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Manufacturing/Robotics articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

Ceresana Publishes First Market Study on the Entire U.S Propylene Sector

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
Contact: Martin Ebner - 
+49 7531 94293 0 m.ebner[.]
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Ceresana securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Manufacturing/Robotics via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Press Releases From Ceresana / Company Profile

Read Manufacturing/Robotics Most Recent Related Press Releases:

ITT Enidine to Highlight Comprehensive Shock and Vibration Solutions At PACK EXPO Las Vegas
Rockwell Automation to Present Smart Machine Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
Voith FilmLube - Uniform Moistening Results in Improved Press Felt Performance
ITT Cannon Introduces High-Performing and Environmentally Sealed CTC Connector Series for Harsh Environments
BASF Polyurethane Powers High Energy Return in New Brooks Levitate Running Shoes
OFS Launches FlightLinx® PLUS Fiber Optic Cable at SAE 2017, Aerotech Congress and Exhibition
Voith Builds Another Two Paper Machines for Banknotes in Mysore, India
PPG Receives ISEGA Certification for TESLIN Food-Grade Substrate
SCHOTT Introduces Versatile Interior Lighting Solution for Automobiles
BASF Introduces Pageant TR Intrinsic Brand Fungicide

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Find business coaching, life coaching, executive coaching and corporate coaching, best selling coaching books, ...


Visit  RightITnow Ltd

Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.

  ©2017 PRZOOM — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today