Dioctyl Terephthalate Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2030

Dioctyl Terephthalate Market Research Report by Product Type (Content 99.5%, Content 99%, Content 98%, Content 96%), by Application (Consumer Goods, Wire & Cable, Film & Sheet, Coated Fabrics, Medical Devices, Automotive Parts, Flooring, Gaskets, Others), and Region - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/5541-CR | | Region: Global | 165 Pages         

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Dioctyl Terephthalate Market Overview:

The dioctyl terephthalate market was valued  at a CAGR 9.16% CAGR 2021-2030 (forecast period), as per the latest findings by Market Research Future (MRFR). 

The dioctyl terephthalate is an organic compound with a molecular formula. It is a non-phthalate plasticizer and a unique type of acid. There are plenty of features of this product. Exceptional thermal resistance, high transparency and exceptional durability are key factors of the market. Many features of dioctyl terephthalate make it suitable for industrial purposes.

It is a colourless liquid that can soften PVC polymers. Plasticizing features of dioctyl terephthalate are exceptional. In many applications is an alternative for components such as DEHP and DINP. During the forecast period, the dioctyl purified terephthalic market will witness an increase in government support. Also, dioctyl is an acid that contains carbon sources. Increasing demand for consumer goods and the plastics market will create high growth opportunities in the market.

Like any other chemical acid, the demand for the market is surging. It is also used as a wetting agent; synthetic lubricant de-foaming liquids are some of the applications of the market. These chemicals are used for various flexibility and resilient purposes. It is also used as plaster for medical devices cables, consumer goods and wiring. The use of the resin-based wall covering is gaining more exposure among end-users it is creating exceptional growth opportunities for the market all these factors will contribute to immense dioctyl terephthalate market value. 

Covid analysis 

The outbreak of covid 19 is challenging too many markets. Carrying out the business operation is difficult in this period. The production in many industries is slowing down. Due to raw material shortage, workers safety and declining demand there is a decline in the markets. Dioctyl terephthalate is a factor that can have many uses and applications. The market is facing a downfall in terms of revenue and production.

The use of this acid is prevalent in the medical industry. Due to the demand from the medical sector, the need for dioctyl terephthalate is high. The surging need in various sectors will continue in upcoming years. However, the supply chain disruptions will be high for the market. The supply gap can create a decline in demand deliveries of the market. Usage of the product in other markets will surge. 

Market dynamics 

Crucial market drivers 

Demand from the end industries plays a crucial role in the market. The end users have surging demand for the product. Demand from the films industry is contributing to the expansion of this market. The dioctyl terephthalate is a suitable material for the films and sheets. They are flexible and sturdy enough to create sheets that are not easily tearable.

These properties of the dioctyl terephthalate make demand high for it in this market. Further, the use of the material for the cable wiring is another crucial demand driving factor. Cable wirings are durable. Especially, they are wires that need to tolerate harsh weather water, heat and more. Due to the dioctyl terephthalate water-resistant properties, they are suitable for cable wiring. The electricity in the wires has good conduction due to exceptional protection by the dioctyl terephthalate plastics.

Heat resistance, UV resistance and high stability are common features of the product. The cable market is growing due to the rising television connection in many regions. It is positively impacting the growth of the dioctyl terephthalate market. Also, the use of the material in the consumer goods market is another demand driving factor. Consumer goods have exceptional investments for the market. Demand from these end-users lead to high supply rates of the market. 

The market growth opportunities 

Growing demand from the emerging market will create dioctyl terephthalate market growth opportunities. The Asia Pacific is an emerging economy that has a high demand for dioctyl terephthalate. The terephthalate is available in different forms in these regions. The use of the material as a plasticizer will create more growth opportunities in the market. High adoption of plastics in the medical sector will create exceptional growth opportunities.

The health industry is rising and making high developments. Due to this, the investments in medical devices and equipment are surging. This surge in investment will create a high need for plasterers in medical devices. During the covid 19 exposure of this product in the medical sector is massive. The adoption rate is rising at an exponential pace.

 Further, the cost-effectiveness of this product is creating more demand for it than its alternatives. The use of terephthalate in various construction and decorative applications are rising. Many buildings and wall covering use this material. They come with adhesive properties. The use of this product in the food market is growing in recent years. All these factors will create promising development in the market. 

Market restraints 

The dioctyl terephthalate is a type of plastic that is non-degradable. Due to this, there are stringent rules in the use and production of these markets. They are molecules made from plastics. The usage of terephthalate acid for industrial use has damage on the environment.

Due to these reasons, government imposes regulations on the market. Complying with these rules may affect the growth of this market. The production rate can slow down due to these factors. Stringent rules for limited use in food and medical markets can hinder growth. Also, supply rates may slow down in the forecast period. 

The market challenges 

The lack of awareness about the product is a challenging factor. Terephthalate is an alternative to plastics and their molecules. Unlike the other alternatives, it has less awareness. The knowledge of certified products of this market is less. Due to less awareness penetration of the product in some regions is less.

 Industries having high potential and scope have less awareness. It leads to lesser expansion of the market. Also, the adoption rate of the dioctyl terephthalate can decline in the forecast period. The decline in the adoption rate can constrict future developments of the product. 

Cumulative growth analysis 

The dioctyl terephthalate market trends is stable for the forecast period. There are plenty of factors that boost growth. There are different grades of the product available in the market. The top grade of dioctyl terephthalate has high demand in the global market. The 99% dioctyl terephthalate is pure and comes with high corrosion resistance.

 There are biodegradable films segment of the market that is gaining high demand among the end-users. Use of the product for tunnels, cables, greenhouse and pipes will create high scope in the forecast period. All these factors will boost the growth of the market. However, stringent rules can cause restrictions in the market. 

Value Chain analysis 

Asia pacific outgrows other regions with the highest dioctyl terephthalate market share. The need for plastics is high in Asia pacific. Especially, Biodegradable and less harmful plastics are gaining traction in the market.

Use to industrialization and other factors the demand in these regions surges. China and India are key manufacturers that have high production of dioctyl terephthalate. Rising demand for the product in the medical industry will contribute to the growth of the market. Also, growth opportunities are high due to construction activities. 

Dioctyl terephthalate market End Use      

  • Film & Sheet 

  • Cable and Wiring

  • Consumer goods

  • Medical Applications

  • Wall Coverings & Flooring 

  • Others

Dioctyl terephthalate market 

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Japan

  • Middle East & Africa.

Competitive landscape 

Competition in the dioctyl terephthalate market is growing. Price competition in the market is expected to rise. Expansion, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations for the market will grow. The need for dioctyl terephthalate and a new product range will create more development in the market. Key players are making new development and biodegradable product. 

Regional analysis 

The dioctyl terephthalate market has three major regions Asia Pacific, Europe, North America are key regional places. The Asia Pacific will have the highest shares due to industrialization. The consumer goods product will contribute to the high demand rate in the market. China, Japan and India are key contributors to high growth.

Also, North America is the next largest player with a high number of shares. North America will have demand from constructions and the medical markets. The use of the product as a plasterer will create an exceptional impact on the market growth. Europe is the largest market with high expansion. The products are developing in the market and biodegradable dioctyl terephthalate has higher use. 

The key players in dioctyl terephthalate market are 

  • Penta Manufacturing Company

  • OXEA GmbH

  • Nan Ya Plastics Corporation


  • Hanwha Chemical Corporation

  • Grupa Azoty

  • Merck KGaA

  • Eastman Chemical Company

  • Meltem Kimya Tekstil San

  • Shandong Blue Sail Chemical Co. Ltd., Hallstar

Industry Updates:

March 2019 -
Sibur, a petrochemical company based in Russia, announced the commencement of DOTP production at its Perm facility. The facility is likely to be Europe's largest production site of its kind and would help the company assume leadership over the market in the coming years.

Recent developments 

  • Key players in Asia pacific are establishing new mergers and collaborations in the forecast period. 

  • Key players in Europe are widening their portfolio with a new product range 

  • The penetration of the dioctyl terephthalate is surging in the Middle East and other developing markets. 

Report overview 

  1. Market overview highlights 

  2. Analysis based upon COVID 19

  3. Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  4. Value chain analysis

  5. Market segmentation overview

  6. The regional analysis

  7. Competitive landscape analysis

  8. Recent Developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD Significant
  CAGR    9.16% ( 2021-2030)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period    2021-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage    Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product type, application, and region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Merck KGaA (Germany), OXEA GmbH (Italy), Hanwha Chemical Corporation (South Korea), Penta Manufacturing Company (U.S.), Meltem Kimya Tekstil San. İth. İhr. Ve Tic. A.Ş. (Turkey), Shandong Blue Sail Chemical Co. Ltd. (China), Hallstar (U.S.), Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), and Grupa Azoty (Poland).
  Key Market Opportunities   The growing regulatory support to replacing phthalates with more environmentally viable alternatives.
  Key Market Drivers   Phthalates have also been linked to a number of diseases ranging from asthma to breast cancer, which has driven.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Dioctyl Terephthalate Market is predicted to grow at 9.16% through forecast period of 2021-2030.

The forecast period for Dioctyl Terephthalate Market research report is 2021-2030.

The Asia Pacific is the key regional player with the highest shares.

The major players are BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Merck KGaA (Germany), OXEA GmbH (Italy), Hanwha Chemical Corporation (South Korea), Penta Manufacturing Company (U.S.), Meltem Kimya Tekstil San. İth. İhr. Ve Tic. A.Ş. (Turkey), Shandong Blue Sail Chemical Co. Ltd. (China), Hallstar (U.S.), Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), and Grupa Azoty (Poland).

Global Dioctyl Terephthalate Market: Competitive Landscape:

The prominent players in the global dioctyl terephthalate market are BASF SE (Germany), Eastman Chemical Company (US), OXEA GmbH (Italy), Merck KGaA (Germany), Hanwha Chemical Corporation (South Korea), Penta Manufacturing Company (US), Meltem Kimya Tekstil San. İth. İhr. Ve Tic. A.Ş.  (Turkey), Shandong Blue Sail Chemical Co., Ltd (China), Hallstar (US), NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION (Taiwan), and Grupa Azoty (Poland).

The top players dominating this market include BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, OXEA GmbH, Merck KGaA, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Penta Manufacturing Company, and Grupa Azoty. The global dioctyl terephthalate market is fragmented and consists of tier-1, tier-2, and small players; catering different end-use industries such as major end-use industries such as building & construction, automotive, electrical & electronics, aerospace & defence, and healthcare. The toxicity and the associated health hazards coupled with the stringent regulations on production of phthalic plasticizers by European Union and the US Environmental Protection Agency is another major factor driving the market. Furthermore, the restriction of these phthalates in consumer goods and toys in emerging countries such as India is also influencing the growth of DOTP plasticizers.

BASF SE (BASF) is one of the largest chemical producers that operates through 13 divisions, eight functional units, and seven corporate units. It operates through five business segments—chemicals, performance products, functional materials and solutions, agricultural solutions, and oil & gas. It has a presence in eighty countries and operates through six Verbund sites and 347 additional production sites. It started the production of DOTP at its Pasadena site in Texas, US with an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes, after closing the production of molten phthalic anhydride in North America. It also started operating an oxo alcohol unit for 2-EH (2-ethylhexanol) at the site, with a rated capacity of 100,000 metric tons, per year.

Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman Chemical) is a leading manufacturer of advanced materials and specialty additives. It operates through four business segments, namely additives & functional products, chemical intermediates, advanced materials, and fibers. It has operations in over 100 countries with around 50 manufacturing centers across the globe. It had assets worth USD 15,999 million, as of 2017, and invested USD 215 million into its research and development activities.

On 21 March 2018, Oxea had an agreement with Oxxynova, Steyerberg, a manufacturer of dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), based in Germany for the production of DOTP. Oxea aims to produce 60,000 metric tons of DOTP, per year in Europe by 2019. The former will supply the key precursor 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) to Oxxynova and the new production unit will be constructed at Oxxynova’s manufacturing site in Germany.

Hanwha Chemical Corporation (Hanwha Chemical) is one of the leading manufacturers of general-purpose plastics and inorganic chemical products. It operates through five major business segments and they are polyolefins, polyvinyl chloride, chlor-alkali, polysilicon, and toluene diisocyanate. It offers DOTP under the polyvinyl chloride segment. It is a part of Hanwha Corporation and owns subsidiaries across China, India, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The company owned assets worth USD 11,475 million as of 2016, which increased to USD 12,793 million as of 2017. It has eight production sites across the globe and produces approximately 20,000 metric tons of DOTP, annually.

In March 2018, Grupa Azoty increased its Oxoviflex capacity by 15,000 tons, per year. It will launch a new plant for specialty fertilizers in 2019, given the increasing customer requirements.

Hallstar manufactures chemistry solutions for industrial polymer and beauty and personal care sectors. It offers functional naturals, liquid crystal emulsifiers, biomimetic additives, renewable plasticizers, esters, and phthalate replacements. It has two manufacturing facilities in the US and over 100 distributors spread across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. The company owns around 100 patented technology. Some of its famous brands include Paraplex, Plasthall, Hallcote, Quikote, Maglite, and Marinco.