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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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You produce and consume orthoxylene and phthalic anhydride. We provide the business intelligence you need to do so effectively and profitably.

Tecnon OrbiChem can help senior management level personnel, including procurement managers and business segment managers, make timely, well-informed decisions based on reliable and accurate data and analysis of key factors shaping the orthoxylene and phthalic anhydride markets on a monthly basis.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and trends for the global orthoxylene and phthalic anhydride industry including key derivative products. The reports also include informative tables and charts highlighting key trade statistics, regional price comparisons, and production/consumption trends.

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  • Tracks information on plant operations within the global orthoxylene business
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  • Provides market information on global orthoxylene industry, including major downstream derivatives
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Orthoxylene is a base petrochemical produced along with paraxylene from a mixed xylenes stream. By far its major application is in the production of phthalic anhydride. There is a small but steady usage for the production of bactericides, herbicides for soya bean crops, lube oil additives and 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and its dimethyl ester.

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Mixed xylenes is an aromatic usually extracted from reformate, but it can also be obtained via toluene disproportionation. Mixed xylenes can be separated into three different isomers: paraxylene, orthoxylene and metaxylene, with paraxylene being the isomer of highest demand. Mixed xylenes can also be used directly for blending into gasoline or as a solvent.

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Over 70% of the phthalic anhydride production is based on orthoxylene with the remainder using naphthalene feedstock. Phthalate plasticisers are the most important and largest end-use for phthalic anhydride. The other main uses are in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins and various other applications.

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Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) production is based on phthalic anhydride, isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, styrene monomer and glycols. Polyester resins represent around 10% of styrene and over half of maleic anhydride consumption, globally. Applications include the construction and marine sectors, as well as pipes and tanks.

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Polyester polyols are produced by the condensation of a glycol and a dicarboxylic acid or acid derivative. The three general types of polyester polyols are manufactured from aliphatic diacids, aromatic diacids or caprolactone. Raw materials include phthalic anhydride and adipic acid. The functionality, structure and molecular weight of the polyester polyol differ depending on the type of polyurethane application. In some applications, polyester polyols compete with polyether polyols. Uses include rigid foam for use in the construction/insulation market and performance coatings, elastomers and flexible foams.

Orthoxylene
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Orthoxylene is a base petrochemical produced along with paraxylene from a mixed xylenes stream. By far its major application is in the production of phthalic anhydride. There is a small but steady usage for the production of bactericides, herbicides for soya bean crops, lube oil additives and 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and its dimethyl ester.

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Mixed Xylenes
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Mixed xylenes is an aromatic usually extracted from reformate, but it can also be obtained via toluene disproportionation. Mixed xylenes can be separated into three different isomers: paraxylene, orthoxylene and metaxylene, with paraxylene being the isomer of highest demand. Mixed xylenes can also be used directly for blending into gasoline or as a solvent.

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Phthalic Anhydride
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Over 70% of the phthalic anhydride production is based on orthoxylene with the remainder using naphthalene feedstock. Phthalate plasticisers are the most important and largest end-use for phthalic anhydride. The other main uses are in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins and various other applications.

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UPR
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Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) production is based on phthalic anhydride, isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, styrene monomer and glycols. Polyester resins represent around 10% of styrene and over half of maleic anhydride consumption, globally. Applications include the construction and marine sectors, as well as pipes and tanks.

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Polyester Polyols
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Polyester polyols are produced by the condensation of a glycol and a dicarboxylic acid or acid derivative. The three general types of polyester polyols are manufactured from aliphatic diacids, aromatic diacids or caprolactone. Raw materials include phthalic anhydride and adipic acid. The functionality, structure and molecular weight of the polyester polyol differ depending on the type of polyurethane application. In some applications, polyester polyols compete with polyether polyols. Uses include rigid foam for use in the construction/insulation market and performance coatings, elastomers and flexible foams.

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Tecnon OrbiChem’s business information services offer a full range of reports featuring analysis, price data, and price forecasts for orthoxylene and phthalic anhydride, key downstream derivatives and important feedstock markets.

Regular updates of economic news and industry events that shape market trends, plus price histories and reports charting future capacity changes, provide senior executives and company managers a full view of market activity and add proper perspective to the industry.

About Orthoxylene and Phthalic Anhydride

Orthoxylene is the second-largest isomer of mixed xylenes, the largest being paraxylene. Over 95% of orthoxylene produced is used to produce phthalic anhydride. There is also a small but steady usage for the production of bactericides, herbicides for soya bean crops, lube oil additives and 2, 6-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and its dimethyl ester. Therefore, orthoxylene market dynamics are closely linked to those of phthalic anhydride.

The largest consumer of phthalic anhydride is phthalates plasticisers, mainly DOP and DINP. Phthalates plasticisers account for over half of total production, while other uses include UP resins and alkyd resins.

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