25 March 2013 23:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--Consumption of US refined glycerine is increasing, buyers and seller of the product said on the sidelines of the International Petrochemical Conference (IPC).
“Refined glycerine consumption was about 500m lbs/year [227,000 tonnes/year] in the US for quite some time, but we see that number rising between 2012 and 2013,” one market player said.
The increase is demand is being discussed as about 50m-100m lbs/year, although various players’ estimates differ.
Wider demand for refined glycerine is being driven by new chemical routes to mono propylene glycol, where refined glycerine can be a feedstock, by increased use in the antifreeze markets and by new and evolving uses in heat transfer systems, sources said.
Hosted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the IPC continues through Tuesday.
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