PODCAST: Europe’s oxo-alcohols value chain faces ongoing weak demand

ICIS Editorial


LONDON (ICIS)–The oxo-alcohols value chain in Europe is characterised by uncertainty and faces the ongoing challenge of persistent, weak demand.

In this ICIS podcast, European editors Cameron Birch, Nicole Simpson, Nick Cleeve and Mathew Jolin-Beech discuss the latest developments from the chain and its derivative markets.

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Nbutanol (NBA) is a solvent with more than half if its production used as an intermediate chemical in the production of butyl acrylates for paints, coatings and adhesives, or acetates and glycol ethers.

2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) is used to make plasticizers, mainly dioctyl phthalate (DOP). Key end markets include the construction, appliance and automotive industries.


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