Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether: environmental protection high pressure reform

- Jan 27, 2018 -

017 years of China's rapid economic growth, a large number of chemical products development trend is increasingly prominent. From a macro point of view, the domestic chemical industry boom overall to keep up, most of the development of commodities, the road gradually closer. Under the background of the tightening of monetary policy, the niche leader has the competitive advantage, under the continuous impact of the high pressure environmental protection policy, the domestic chemical industry gradually moves towards centralization and integration.

In many chemical products, the price of dyes kept high momentum, as a dispersant dye of the upstream ethylene glycol butyl ether in which the role can not be neglected. Ethylene glycol butyl ether is not only the raw material of dye dispersant, but also the proportion of paint and ink solvent. In the near future, ethylene glycol butyl ether performance is quite good, in the market price repeatedly break the peak, and with the help of the current environmental storm, dangerous relocation and other related factors, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether trend will also appear further sprint, next, we common understanding of the following ethylene glycol monobutyl ether.

Production pattern of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether

From all the world's chemical industry, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether is a "small variety", its production capacity is not very large, relatively high capacity concentration. It is understood that as of the year to 2016, the global capacity of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether about 1.11 million tons, North America, the total capacity of 39%, Asia accounted for 29%, Europe accounted for about 28%, Latin America accounted for only 4%. From the global production enterprises, the larger suppliers are the United States Dow, Eastman, British Philistia, BASF, South Korea Lotte and so on, while the main production of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether only Jiangsudena chemical and Yida chemical, production capacity of 80,000 tons and 10,000 tons respectively, Ethylene glycol butyl ether products are highly toxic so domestic enterprises to produce is also a certain degree of difficulty, but also led to the domestic market demand gap is also gradually expanding. Further increase the import quantity from abroad, according to customs statistics, 2017 1 ~ September domestic ethylene glycol or diethylene glycol butyl ether (ethylene glycol ding ether accounted for 92%-95%) Total imports in 115,000 tons, an increase of 1.9%; imports amounted to 129 million U.S. dollars, up 20.5% per cent; The average import price also rose 18.3%.

Development of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether

Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether downstream most of the paint and additives, in the last two years of performance needs are not much change, paint and ink industry demand accounted for 65% of the total, textile auxiliaries accounted for 15%, detergent accounted for 10%, other areas accounted for 10%. Since the 2017 environmental storm, the water-borne coatings reform is imminent, it also forced the ethylene glycol monobutyl ether enterprises to make many reforms. The largest production enterprise of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether is Jiangsu Dana Chemical, which occupies most of the gross domestic product. It is understood that Dana Chemical is the domestic production of ethylene glycol ether and glycerol ether and its esters of organic solvents the largest base, but also the current domestic alcohol ester-12 production capacity of the largest manufacturers, but also can produce environmentally friendly net flavor coating additives DN-300 the largest internal enterprises. Recently, with China's increasingly stringent environmental regulations and paint consumption tax levy, environmental protection net taste, the development of non-VOC film additives are closely watched, Dana Chemical launched an upgraded version of the non-VOC Green environmental protection film-forming additive (DN-300), for the future of water-based paint upgrade to provide support.

Generally speaking, the market supply and demand gap of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether still exists, but domestic production enterprise is few, the domestic demand is difficult to fill up. But from a long-term point of view, environmental pressure will further strengthen the domestic production of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether production efficiency, prompting further reform, further development of the trend of water.

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