Chinese plasticizer industry has formed certain scale with decades of years of development. At present, China is the largest producer and consumer of the plasticizer in Asia. China has more than ten plasticizer manufacturers in ten thousand grades, which are all engaged in the production of normal varieties, such as DOP, DBP, etc, fewer yields of the special plasticizer varieties and account for small market shares. Chinese local enterprises lack competitive advantages compared with the foreign-funded plasticizer manufacturers.
Owing to the multiple unfavorable influences (the continuous increases of the prices of the raw materials, the limitation of the environmental protection policies, the newly built and extended production installations, the reduction of the export tax rebate and the continuous up-valuation of Chinese currency), demands for DOP on Chinese market shrank in 2007 to 2008 and the operation rate of most domestic production installations was low. With the influences of international financial crisis, it is predicted that the general situation of Chinese plasticizer market will not make significant improvement in 2009.
From the aspect of the supply situations of the plasticizer raw materials, the phthalic anhydride was sufficient in supplies on Chinese domestic market, the yield capacity was expanded gradually and the prices went steady in 2008; the yield capacity of the octanol on Chinese market was obviously insufficient, monopolized by large petrochemical enterprises. At present, the octanol is in smooth sale in Chinese market and the price intends to increase; compared with octanol, the isobutyl alcohol was sufficient in supplies and the price was comparatively steady in 2007, but the price was cut down sharply because of the reduction in the demands of the downstream.
In 2008 and 2009, the total yield capacity of PVC in China would still keep fast growth, in which the national newly added yield capacity was about 2.5 million tons in 2008, having shown the trend of the supplies exceeding the demands. In the future, the exports of the PVC products will be increased inevitably. In 2007, the export tax rebate policies were adjusted. In addition, the anti-dumping measures cut down the profits of the PVC enterprises, resulting in the strikes on the upstream industries.
For the production, major plasticizer was likely to be produced successively on large scale, but the special plasticizer tended to be produced in more varieties, small quantities and at intervals. For the products, the traditional, cheap and high risky phthalate plasticizer is being substituted by the new, safe and expensive citrate plasticizer and trimellitic acid plasticizer, which reflects significantly in the international market. Due to the price element, the phthalate plasticizer will still be used in large amount in China.
Chinese plasticizer industry will remain in depression in 2009 and 2010. However, from the part of the development and the market demands, there will be a better turn sooner or later. Under the influences of international financial crisis, many weak and small enterprises will be knocked out of the market, but the powerful enterprises will be able to withstand the market risks, which have a promising prospect.
1 OVERVIEW ON THE PLASTICIZER
1.1 Definition and Uses
1.2 Categories and Functions
1.3 Normal Categories
1.5 Manufacturing Processes
2 OVERVIEW ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL PLASTICIZER INDUSTRY, 2008
2.1 Present Situations of Global Plasticizer Industry
2.2 Major Manufacturers of Global Plasticizer Industry
2.3 Development Trends of Global Plasticizer Industry
3 OVERVIEW ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE PLASTICIZER INDUSTRY
3.1 General Present Situation of Chinese Plasticizer Industry
3.2 Product Mix of Chinese Plasticizer Industry
3.3 Major Manufacturers of Chinese Plasticizer Industry
3.4 Present Situation of the Manufacturing Processes in Chinese Plasticizer Industry
3.5 The Latest Research Results in Chinese Plasticizer Industry
4 ANALYSES OF CHINESE DOP MARKET, 2008
4.1 Overview on Chinese DOP Market, 2008
4.2 Price Trends of the DOP in Chinese Market, 2008
4.3 Major Factors affecting the Prices of DOP in Chinese Market
5 ANALYSES OF THE SUPPLIES OF THE RAW MATERIALS IN CHINESE PLASTICIZER INDUSTRY
5.1 Supplies and Price Trends of the Phthalic Anhydride
5.2 Supplies and Price Trends of the Octanol
5.3 Supplies and Price Trends of the Isobutyl Alcohol
6 ANALYSES OF THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY OF CHINESE PLASTICIZER INDUSTRY
6.1 Basic Situations of Chinese PVC Industry
6.2 Supplies and Demands of the PVC in Chinese Domestic Market
6.3 Development Trends of Chinese PVC Industry
7 PREDICTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINESE PLASTICIZER MARKET
7.1 Analysis of the Favorable Factors for the Development of Chinese Plasticizer Market
7.2 Analysis of the Unfavorable Factors for the Development of Chinese Plasticizer Market
7.3 Prediction of the Development of Chinese Plasticizer Industry
Chart Yields of the Plasticizers in China, 2004-2008
Chart Phthalic Anhydride Production Installations in Process in China
Chart Analysis of the Yield Capacity of Chinese Major Plasticizer Industry Manufacturers
Chart Octanol Price Trend Chart of SINOPEC Daqing Company Ltd
Chart Octanol Price Trend Chart of SINOPEC Qilu Company Ltd
Chart Yields of the Plasticizers in China, 2009-2012