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Optimise your commercial strategy with an integrated view of long-term market dynamics and strategic insights into the global cumene-phenol markets.

Understand the entire value chain of the phenol industry

Cumene-based route is the dominant process for phenol production globally. Acetone is a valuable co-product that can be used as a chemical feedstock or solvent in various industries and applications.

Durable goods manufacturing and construction markets being the two important end-use industries for phenol derivative markets, have the power to drive phenol production and demand globally. Phenol is also used to produce caprolactam (polyamides sector), which can alternatively be obtained from benzene. The two feedstocks are in competition with one another on the basis of both price and availability.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the key phenol derivatives. And polycarbonate, a hard and clear plastic, provides the majority of market demand for BPA.

Features at a glance

Cumene-phenol long-term service

Optimise your commercial strategy with an integrated view of long-term market dynamics and strategic insights of global chemical markets.

Our long-term service provides a multi-deliverable package covering supply, demand, capacity and projects, long-term pricing, and a written annual report. The report enables product and market evaluation, investment decisions, project feasibility review, and business plan validation.

The cumene-phenol long-term service covers:

  • The entire value chain of phenol industry, products include cumene, phenol, derivatives such as bisphenol-A (BPA) and polycarbonate, and co-product acetone
  • Regional to country-level data on over 30 key markets globally, looking at supply and demand dynamics out to 2040
  • Detailed existing capacity, project, production, and operating rate data
  • Global summaries and industry highlights, including product trade analysis and discover how capacity additions may change future trade flows
  • Functional charting dashboard to enable easy generation of charts for analysis and client reports
  • Price outlook for Asian cumene, phenol, and acetone to 2040, also including energy basis and key margin indicators
Designed to help you:
  • Obtain insights on where and when new phenol and its value chain capacity will be built and assess the risks and implications of this new capacity

  • Evaluate how new capacity will affect trade and prices over the short-medium term

  • Understand phenol and its derivatives demand growth and sources for the growth

  • Understand phenol, cumene and acetone pricing dynamics and prices in Asia – the leading price region

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