Tetra-N-Butyl Titanate Market: Introduction
Tetra-n-butyl titanate is an organic compound that falls under the category of organic titanates. Tetra-n-butyl titanate is also known as titanium butoxide, butyl titanate, tetra butyl orthotitanate and tetrabutoxy titanium. It is a pale yellow colored liquid that has an alcoholic odor. The density of tetra-n-butyl titanate is almost equal to that of water and it is soluble in most organic solvents except ketones. Tetra-n-butyl titanate is commercially produced by the reaction of titanium tetrachloride & butanol. It is a corrosive and flammable liquid, which is highly sensitive towards moisture. Tetra-n-butyl titanate reacts vigorously with sulfuric acid, nitric acid and oxidizing materials along with hydroxides & peroxides. It is used as a catalyst in the production of polyesters, plasticizers and methacrylic esters. Tetra-n-butyl titanate also finds applications as an adhesion promoter and a cross linking agent for polymers. It is also used in the coating industry and in the surface modification of glass and metals. Tetra-n-butyl titanate is also used in the electronics industry to increase a material’s conductive properties. It is slightly hazardous in nature, causes irritation to the eyes & skin along with nausea. On heating, tetra-n-butyl titanate emits irritating fumes that result in the formation of explosive mixtures with air.
Tetra-N-Butyl Titanate Market: Dynamics
Growing demand for polymers and the development of polymer science have led to the growth of the polymer industry. The uprise in polymer production has increased the demand for tetra-n-butyl titanate due to its application as a catalyst & cross linking agent. Growth in construction and automotive industries has led to an increase in the production of coatings, which in turn has boosted the growth of the tetra-n-butyl titanate market. The development of electronics & communication technology has escalated the growth of the electronics industry. Also, the increase in disposable income has increased the consumption of electronic appliances. The growing electronics industry is driving the growth of the tetra-n-butyl titanate market. Also, the increasing demand for improved lubricants has led to the growth of the tetra-n-butyl titanate market due its application as an additive. The hazardous nature of tetra-n-butyl titanate has led to the research & development of alternate solutions. Moreover, growing regulations will also act as restraining factors for the growth of the tetra-n-butyl titanate market.
Tetra-N-Butyl Titanate Market: Segmentation
The global tetra-n-butyl titanate market can be segmented on the basis of its applications and end use industry.
The global tetra-n-butyl titanate market is segmented on the basis of its applications:
- Adhesion Promoter
- Cross linking agent
- Surface Modification
- Additive for lubricants
- Coupling agent
The global tetra-n-butyl titanate market is segmented on the basis of its end use industry:
- Printing Inks
Tetra-N-Butyl Titanate Market: Regional Outlook
The polymer processing industry is growing hand-in-hand with the coatings industry in Asia Pacific. The presence of electronic industries in Asia Pacific is very significant, above parameters make Asia Pacific a prominent market for tetra-n-butyl titanate. Strong presence of electronic industry in Japan makes it a promising market region. North America and Western Europe are matured markets as compared to others, despite that high presence of coatings and electronic industries make these regions a potential market for tetra-n-butyl titanate. Latin America is developing region for polymer and coating industry, owing to which Latin America can be considered as steady market for tetra-n-butyl titanate. Limited presence of electronic, polymer & coating industries in Middle East & Africa regions make it a fragmented market for tetra-n-butyl titanate.
Tetra-N-Butyl Titanate Market: Market Participants
Some of the market participants in the global tetra-n-butyl titanate market identified across the value chain include:
- Polygel Industries Pvt. Ltd.
- Connect Chemicals
- Triveni Chemicals
- Merck KGaA
- Borica Co., Ltd.
- Xanadu Technologies Limited
- Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Shandong Xinhua Pharmaceutical I&E Co.
- OM Titanates
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