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Diacetone Alcohol Market Trends

ID: MRFR//2519-CR | 114 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| October 2017

Global Diacetone Alcohol Market Overview

Diacetone Alcohol Market Size was valued at USD 1.25 Billion in 2023. The Diacetone Alcohol market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.31 Billion in 2024 to USD 1.83 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.26% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Expanding urban population and rise in consumer spending are the key market drivers incorporating market growth.

Diacetone Alcohol Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Diacetone Alcohol Market Trends

  • Growing demand for paints & coatings is driving the market growth

The rising demand for paints & coatings drives the market CAGR for diacetone alcohol. DAA acts as a solvent in coatings and paint formulations, providing improved viscosity control, better flow, and enhanced leveling properties. With the rising construction activities, increasing demand for automobiles, and the growing trend of using eco-friendly coatings, the demand for diacetone alcohol in this sector is expected to grow significantly. Furthermore, stringent environmental regulations and the need to reduce volatile organic compound emissions have shifted towards water-based coatings. Diacetone alcohol is compatible with water-based systems and offers excellent solvency properties, making it an ideal choice for formulators.

The adhesives and sealants industry is another prominent consumer of diacetone alcohol. DAA is used as a solvent in the formulation of adhesives, providing excellent bonding properties and improved adhesion to various substrates. The growth of the automotive, packaging, and construction industries has bolstered the demand for adhesives and sealants, thereby driving the consumption of diacetone alcohol. Moreover, the increasing adoption of high-performance adhesives and sealants, driven by the need for advanced materials in aerospace, electronics, and medical applications, is further propelling the demand for diacetone alcohol. The ability of DAA to dissolve various resins and improve adhesive viscosity and drying properties makes it an indispensable component in this industry.

Diacetone alcohol is an important chemical intermediate in synthesizing several chemicals and compounds. It is used as a precursor in the production of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), which finds applications in manufacturing solvents, coatings, and rubber chemicals. The growing demand for MIBK across various industries, such as paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals, indirectly contributes to the demand for diacetone alcohol. Additionally, DAA is utilized in producing bisphenol A (BPA) and diacetone acrylamide, which have wide-ranging applications in producing plastics, resins, and polymers. The expanding plastics industry, driven by the packaging, automotive, and electronics sectors, is expected to fuel the demand for diacetone alcohol as a chemical intermediate. However, challenges related to raw material availability, price volatility, and the potential health and safety hazards associated with diacetone alcohol usage may hinder market growth. To overcome these challenges, manufacturers focus on process optimization, exploring alternative raw materials, and investing in research and development to develop safer and more sustainable production methods.

For instance, the diacetone alcohol market is poised for significant growth in the coming years. Factors such as increasing urbanization, infrastructure development, and the expansion of end-use industries are expected to drive market demand. Moreover, the rising environmental consciousness and the shift towards eco-friendly products will propel the adoption of diacetone alcohol in various applications, driving the Diacetone Alcohol market revenue.

Diacetone Alcohol Market Segment Insights

Diacetone Alcohol Application Insights

The Diacetone Alcohol market segmentation, based on application, includes solvents, chemical intermediates, cleaning, drilling fluids, and preservatives. The solvents segment dominated the market. Diacetone alcohol serves as an effective solvent in numerous applications. It is a solvent for various resins, including nitrocellulose, vinyl, and acrylic. DAA is also a solvent for dyes, waxes, oils, and cellulose esters. The solvency properties of DAA make it a preferred choice in manufacturing lacquers, coatings, and paints.

Diacetone Alcohol End-Use Industry Insights

The Diacetone Alcohol market segmentation, based on the end-use industry, includes paints & coatings, textiles, automotive, and oil & gas. The paints & coatings category generated the most income. DAA is used as a solvent in the formulation of solvent-based coatings, providing excellent flow and leveling properties. It is particularly useful in high-performance coatings for automotive, industrial, and architectural applications.

Figure 1: Diacetone Alcohol Market by End-Use Industry, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Diacetone Alcohol Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Diacetone Alcohol Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Diacetone Alcohol market will dominate this market, due to the well-established industrial sector, including paints and coatings, automotive, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the stringent environmental and worker safety regulations have replaced conventional solvents with safer alternatives, including diacetone alcohol, boosting the region’s growth.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe's Diacetone Alcohol market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the region's strong manufacturing base, particularly in the automotive and construction sectors, which drives the demand for Diacetone alcohol as a solvent. Further, the German Diacetone Alcohol market held the largest market share, and the UK Diacetone Alcohol market was the rapid-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Diacetone Alcohol Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. It is due to fast industrialization and urbanization, leading to increased construction activities, automotive production, and infrastructure development. The rising disposable income and changing lifestyles in these countries have also fueled the demand for paints, coatings, and adhesives, further driving market growth. Moreover, China’s Diacetone Alcohol market held the largest market share, and the Indian Diacetone Alcohol market was the rapid-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Diacetone Alcohol Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to spread their product lines, which will help the Diacetone Alcohol market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Diacetone Alcohol industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Diacetone Alcohol industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Diacetone Alcohol industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the Diacetone Alcohol market, including Solvay S.A (Belgium), Arkema Group (France), Monument Chemical Inc. (U.S.), Recochem Inc. (Canada), Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (India), KH Neochem Co. Ltd. (Japan), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

SK Group, founded in 1953, and located in Seoul, South Korea, is a South Korean company primarily involved in various businesses such as energy, petroleum, and chemical industries. It also provides construction, marketing, local telephone, mobile phone, and wireless broadband services. SK Capital, focused on the specialty materials, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals sectors, has completion of the acquisition of SI Group, the trending developer and manufacturer of performance additives and intermediates. This will unlock significant earnings growth from both commercial and cost synergies.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, also known as MCC, founded in 2005 and located in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese company that is the largest chemical corporation in Japan. It operates in various divisions, which include natural gas-related chemicals, aromatic-related chemicals, functional chemicals, and real estate businesses. In October 2020, Mitsubishi Chemicals completed the acquisition of Gelest from New Mount Capital (NMC) which will improve the strategy to enhance its technology and R&D capabilities and help identify new business opportunities.

Key Companies in the Diacetone Alcohol market include

  • Solvay S.A (Belgium)

  • Arkema Group (France)

  • Monument Chemical Inc. (U.S.)

  • Recochem Inc. (Canada)

  • Parasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (India)

  • KH Neochem Co. Ltd. (Japan)

Diacetone Alcohol Industry Developments

July 2019: Arkema Group acquired the ArrMaz, a leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining, and infrastructure markets. The acquisition will contribute to further reinforcing the group's profile.

October 2021: The prominent market player Solvay has declared its goal to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2050. Further, the company has aimed to improve its greenhouse gas emission reduction by reducing it to the target of -30% by the end of the year 2030.

December 2022: Parsol Chemical Ltd. focused on research & development and investing in product development. The organization has a qualified & experienced R&D team with 14 members, chemical engineers & scientists.

Diacetone Alcohol Market Segmentation

Diacetone Alcohol Application Outlook

  • Solvents

  • Chemical Intermediates

  • Cleaning

  • Drilling Fluids

  • Preservatives

Diacetone Alcohol End-Use Industry Outlook

  • Paints & Coatings

  • Textiles

  • Automotive

  • Oil & Gas

Diacetone Alcohol Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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