China Polyether Monomer (MPEG/APEG/TPEG) Industry Report, 2013-2015DUBLIN, Ireland, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Researchand Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4zm9cc/china_polyether) has announced the addition of the "China Polyether Monomer (MPEG/APEG/TPEG) Industry Report, 2013-2015" report to their offering.
In the Chinese market, polyether monomers mainly include polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether (MPEG), allyl polyoxyethylene ether (APEG) and methyl alkenyl polyoxyethylene ether (TPEG). In the wake of enhanced R & D capabilities and technological progress, polyether monomers have been widely used in the construction industry, daily chemical, pharmaceutical manufacturing and other fields, in which the construction industry (mainly polycarboxylate water reducing agents) consumes the most polyether monomers. In 2012, Chinese polycarboxylate water reducing agents need 360,000-420,000 tons of polyether monomers.
Liaoning Oxiranchem, Kelong Fine Chemical, Zhejiang Huangma and Shanghai Taijie act as major suppliers of polyether monomers, occupying60-70% market share in China polycarboxylate water reducing agent industry. Wherein, attracted by high gross margin, the latter three
enterprises have longitudinally extended into the polycarboxylate water reducing agent market.
In 2007-2012, China's output of polycarboxylate water reducing agents grew at a CAGR of 40.9%. In 2012, the output and sales volume of
polycarboxylate water reducing agents amounted to approximately 2.3 million tons, accounting for 38% of the total consumption of water
reducing agents which tended to become leading products in the water reducing agent industry.
As of the end of 2012, there had been over 1,000 polycarboxylate water reducing agent production enterprises in China, but most of them were small-sized complex formulation enterprises, only 10 ones mastered systematic and mature polycarboxylate water reducing agent
concentrate and pumping agent synthesis technology.
In 2012, the combined capacity of polycarboxylate water reducing agents of top 10 enterprises totaled 2.197 million tons, and their combined sales volume hit 881,000 tons, equivalent to 38.3% of the total sales volume. Jiangsu Subote, Kelong Fine Chemical and Xiamen Academy of Building Research Group ranked top three, with the respective sales volume of 175,000 tons, 135,000 tons and 110,000 tons in 2012.