Di-Isononyl Phthalate (DINP) is a major substitute for Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DOP) in most flexible PVC applications. Price difference between those two products is little. DINP is mainly used as plasticizer for PVC industry. In 2017, PVC plasticizer consumed about 1382 MT DINP.
Major raw materials of DINP are phthalic anhydride and isononyl alcohol. Isononyl alcohol market concentration is high and there are five major suppliers including ExxonMobil, Evonik Oxeno, BASF, Nan Ya PLASTICS and KH NEOCHEM. Limited by raw material resource, most China DINP manufacturers have to import isononyl alcohol from other countries.
DINP manufacturers are distributed all over the world. In this report, we mainly research 12 major suppliers including BASF, Evonik, ExxonMobil, Polynt, Mitsubishi Chemical, UPC Group, Sari Daya Plasindo (SDP), Aekyung Petrochemical, Xiongye Chem, Kunshan Hefeng, PNK and AO Chemicals Company. ExxonMobil is market leader in this industry.
Global major production regions are China, North America and Europe. Europe is the largest production region, as also the largest consumption region. In 2017, Europe produced 515 K MT and consumed 542 K MT.
In China, there were many suppliers. While limited by raw material resource, most company had stopped production. As manufacturing unit of DOP and DINP can be sharing, most DOP manufacturers can also produce DINP when customer need.
During past five years, global consumption increased from 1439 K MT in 2013 to 1483 K MT in 2018, with a CAGR of 0.6%. Asia has great market potential. In the future, with several isononyl alcohol unit operation in Asia, there will be more and more DINP manufacturers. By 2024, we predict that global demand will be 1654 K MT.