N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

N-Hexane Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

  • August 2021 •
  • 103 pages •
  • Report ID: 5175309 •
  • Format: PDF
The global n-hexane market reached a volume of 2.8 Million Tons in 2020. Looking forward, the analyst expects the market to exhibit stable growth during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

N-hexane is a volatile aliphatic hydrocarbon which is obtained from crude oil and natural gas. It can also be synthesized from sugar cane wastes by using special catalysts. It is colorless in the purest form with a slightly unpleasant odor. It is highly flammable in nature and possesses explosive vapors due to which it has to be mixed with other solvents prior to use in the production of different products. It is commonly used in the form of an industrial chemical and laboratory reagent. Solvents containing n-hexane are also used for extracting vegetable oils from oilseeds such as sunflower, corn and soybeans

Market Drivers:
N-hexane is widely used as a primary solvent for industrial and chemical products such as leather, paint, polypropylene and rubber. Growth in the sales of these products is expected to drive the demand for n-hexane during the forecast period. Apart from this, the pharmaceutical industry represents one of the largest consumers of n-hexane as it used for shaping pills and tablets along with use in various synthesis and separations. Moreover, it offers multiple advantages over other solvents such as cost-effectiveness and recyclability. Additionally, it is easy to remove it from solids and oil owing to which there has been an apparent shift towards its use in different applications.

Breakup by Application:
Edible Oil Extraction
Healthcare
Industrial Solvent
Adhesive Formulation

At present, n-hexane is majorly used as an edible oil extractant as it provides a high yield from oilseeds. Another advantage it offers in oil extraction is its recyclability as it can be reused after the extraction process. It also removes unwanted taste and odor from the oil, unlike other extraction agents.

Regional Insights:
Asia-Pacific
Europe
North America
Middle East and Africa
Latin America

On the geographical front, Asia-Pacific represents the largest regional market. This can be attributed to the increasing population and growing demand for refined oil in countries like China and India.

Competitive Landscape:
The market is highly fragmented with the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

Rompetrol
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Sinopec China
Junyuan Petroleum Group

The essential aspects of the global n-hexane market evaluated in the report include:
Market Trends
Major regions
Impact of COVID-19
Key application areas
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Value chain analysis
Market trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks
Key suppliers of major feedstocks